Monday, December 10, 2012

It's been a while!

Hello there :D

Cute Monkey

Sorry I've been MIA for a month! November was such a busy month! My birthday, Thanksgiving, some other concerts x.x and December is a busy month as well but I'll update as much as I can :)

I need to check your blogs as well and that will be fun! :) I think I'll try to blog on the go since I have the blogger app here in my iPhone hmm we will see ... :)

See you soon!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Epica in Salt Lake City Utah

Epica Salt Lake City

This past Thursday was the first Epica concert in the Beehive State . I wasn't too sure to go because I had no one to go with but on Thursday morning I woke up and decided to go no matter what.

While in the trax ( I didn't want to drive up there so I took the trax to go and I asked my bf to pick me up after the concert) I was thinking in all the things I wanted to accomplisehd there in the concert:

- Be front row
- Talked with Mark (the guitar player and vocalist)
- Get Mark's pick

I was being quite ambitious while wishing those things but I believe that everything you want you get it as long as you feel you have it already, so I kept those thoughts in my head. The one that really would be impossible would be talking with Mark, VIP session is not what you would say "talking" so yeah I was quite ambitious on my wish.

When I got to the venue around 11 no one was in the line so I was the first one yay! Front row spot accomplished!!! It was such a windy day and I'm sure a lot of people didn't want to stay in a dusty windy day. While I was there waiting I notice Mark hanging out in the parking lot, I thought I better hide I really don't want him to think I'm a psycho fan lol so when I thought I was in a place where he can't see me he appears in front of me! He was taking pics of the venue and said hi to me! I didn't feel nervous, he's so down to earth! we talked about the weather, why i'm there so early, about my hair!! lol I can't believe I got to talk to him more than a simple hi! I got to talk for a good while!! Not even when you get VIP you talk this much so I felt quite blessed! :) Talk with Mark accomplished!!

Mark and I :D
My hair was in a braid becuase the wind was killer!!

I saw the other members but it was only a hi, I felt uncofortable with Coen because I was walking towards the Gateway Mall to get something to eat and he was going back to the venue and I said hi  to him and he just looked at me, What a difference! Mark was so amazing!! but Coen was so weird, definitely not friendly at all.

Diring the VIP session I was the first one of course and when all the members came to ther places Mark saw me and waved at me :) then I went to have my poster signed and I think all of them were more curious of my iphone case which is Rilakkuma one :) lol

Epica SLC Utah
VIP Session at the Complex

After that we all had a chance to take a photo with the members, it was nice! Mark definitely is a people's person! I can't stop saying what a great celebrity he is! all of the other members where so serious and even Simone seemed a little annoyed, so I guess they are tired of doing this which is understandable but I was amazed how Mark is! Great Musician and person! my highest respect for him!

After the VIP session we went inside the venue and of course I got my front row! :) and great spot! The waiting was terrible!! I think almost two hours with a horrible techno background music lol

First band that played was Insomnium which wasnt too bad but I think would be your generic metal band.

Insomnium SLC Utah

Then Alestorm, what a weird band!! lol So weird!! all pirate-ish lol  It was entertaining though :)

Alestorm SLC Utah

Finally it was Epica's turn! It was great! They are prefect live!!
The setlist was great!

1. Karma
2. Monopoly on Truth
3. Sensorium
4. Unleashed
5. Martyr of the Free World
6. Serenade of Self-destruction
7. Black Infinity
8. Cry for the Moon
9. The Obsessive Devotion
10. Quietus
11. Sancta Terra
12. The Phantom Agony

1. Chasing the Dragon
2. Storm the Sorrow
3. Consign to Oblivion

Mark like a boss!!

Epica SLC Utah

Epica SLC utah
During Quietus

Epica SLC Utah
Isaac without shirt

The crowd was good as well, I was a little worried because for the previews bands it was almost dead! with sooo many akward silent moments but with Epica was better! I'm happy for that! The venue was so full of smoke that all the pics I took don't look that good :/ but oh well

And now my last wish was realized! at the end of the concert The band threw some bottles to the audience and then Mark gave me his guitar pick!! yeah!! Getting Mark's pick accomplished!! Wow I got all the things I wanted! I'm so glad I went to the concert!!

I love Epica so much!! I can't wait for future concerts! Now I'm still healing from all the headbanging lol my neck hurts and I walk like a grandma because my legs hurt so bad! and it's Sunday already! that means I really went for it at the concert! lol :)

Well have a great day!!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My October Favorites

Hello there! :D

I can'r believe we are in November already! Time is passing by so fast! Anyways here are my October favorites :D

Eye Shadows

Revlon Colorstay in Coffe Bean last quite a lot! it doesn't have the best pigmentation but I usually don't do extremely dark smokey eyes so I'm quite content with it. (I think Revlon quads have new packaging)

Covergirl in Mink is such a nice color. I love it. I usually use it when I want a really easy simple look :)

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe is nice but it doesn't go as smoothly as other color tattoos, I use it as shadow alone (most of other girls use it as base) apply it with my fingertips and blend well, easy and quick.


NYX in Java 622 is really shimmery and not drying at all, I like it :)

Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee I use to top any lipstick because as I said before my lips get dry quite fast (>.<) so they need to be moisturized quite a lot and this lip butter goes really good with the lipsticks I'm using lately.

Revlon in Just Enough Buff such a nice color with a little bit of shimmer :)


NYX  Spice

NYX in Spice is a lovely color, it's shimmery so no need to apply any highlighter :) I didn't use any other blush :) Love it!

Nail Polishes

Wet n Wild Megalast in Wet Cement

Wet n Wild Fastdry in Gray's Anatomy is a beautiful color, it looks different depending on the lightning/angle.

Wet n Wild Megalast in Wet Cement is my favorite fall color! it just looks beautiful!


Pantene Beautiful Lenghts Replenish Mask

Pantene Beautiful Lenghts Replenish Mask. I have waist lenght hair :) So i need to take care of it a lot so there aren't split ends and doesn't look dry and without life, This mask is quite good and smells great! I use it once a week :)



Our pumpkins :D
Left: Mom  Center: Me  Right: My bf

I Love Halloween a lot!! <3 It's my favorite holiday :) I enjoy wearing costumes and doing my make up and looking scary lol :) It's the holiday that most of the people want to be Goth :D (I consider myself Goth :D)

So there you go my October Favorites :)
Have a great day!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Song of the week: the GazettE - Pledge

It was so hard for me to find the PV for this song!! Youtube is removing everything! >.< but thankfully I found it in another place :D

the GazettE - Pledge Jrock Japan
My boys :)

the GazettE (Japan) is one of my Top 5 favorite bands ever! I listened to them even before they became big and populat worldwide, I'm really attached to them. I saw them grow musically all these years and I'm kind of proud of them :)

Pledge is a maxi single (Dec 2010) from their fifth studio album "Toxic" (2011) Pledge is such a beautiful ballad <3

Once again give it a try and enjoy this beautiful song! <3


Thursday, November 1, 2012

I Love Fall Tag

Today is such a chilly day so I decided to make this tag. It was quite fun to do it and if you haven't done it yet, do it! :D


1. Favorite Fall lip product?
I can't live without my EOS lip balm

2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
Wet n Wild Wet Cement

3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
Hmm I don't drink coffee ^_^ ()

4. Favorite Fall Candle?

Dang I don't have one lol

5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory
I love my Frog beanie so much!!!

6. Haunted house, hay ride, or corn maze?

Haunted House but it's so difficult for me to get scared, my bf gets more scared than me lol

7. Favorite Halloween movie?

8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
Almond Joy fun size

9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
I was an assassin. Please don't get scared lol

Nothing beats white contacts! look so good!! :D

10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?
I can wear boots :D

Stay warm!!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Laine Blogger Award

I got nominated for the Laine Blogger Award by the sweet Marienni Thank you so much!! :D

The Rules:

Tag the blogger who awarded you.
Answer the 5 quiestions below
Award the Laine Blogger Award to 5 of your favorite bloggers.

1. What is your current beauty obsession?

Trying to wear less foundation so I'm really serious about all my skin care ( read here ) so my skin stays nice.

2. What is one beauty item you wished you owned?

Hmm I'm quite content with the things I have. Before I wanted a Clarisonic but I find my cheap $5 battery toothbrush works wonders so no need to spend more!! :D

3. What is your favorite post to read/write about?

Anything that's visual, I like to read something that has lots of pics to illustrate it. Pictures make it more appealing and interesting to me, but sometimes the content alone is enough, I guess it depends on the topic.

4. What inspired you to become a blogger?

I write a personal journal every single day (the old school way in a notebook and yeah I like to draw in it so it's appealing and easy to the eye as well lol :D) so I thought it would be fun to have a blog to share some of the things I like. So i guess I got inspired by myself lol

5. What nail polish are you wearing right now?

Right now it is Wet n Wild Wet Cement (sorry no pics since the polish is chipping >.<) but i'll change it later for black so I'm ready for Halloween :D

Ok now time for my favorite bloggers :D (no particular order)



Coveted Dreams

Dip-Dip and The Bridge


Please check them out! Their blogs are great, you'll enjoy them as much as I do! :)


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Song of the week: VAMPS - EVANESCENT

I love this song so much!! My bf sings it so well (in fact any Vamp/L'Arc-en-Ciel/Hyde's song :D)

Give it a try :) It's always nice to know new music!! :)


Friday, October 26, 2012

King Rusty's frustration!

The weather was pretty nice lately not so cold :) I was able to wear a jacket here and there maybe a beanie and scarf nice weather for fall clothes! ... but that was until Wednesday (>.>) It started to snow so it got cold pretty fast! Snow usually starts in mid November so it was quite drastic :(

Today I had plans with King Rusty, we were going to go play at the park but everything is covered with snow and since it happened so suddenly I wasnt able to get him a new winter jacket and boots so his cute pawns don't get too cold therefore no play day for him :(


I found King Rusty in his favorite spot of the house  looking outside...

It seemed like he knew that our play date was off thanks to the snow :(

How sad to see him disappointed! I know he wanted to play in the park but he's getting a little sick because of this crazy weather so going outside is a big NO NO :(

Poor boy but I can't let him get a cold! His health comes first! So I told him I will play with him inside all he wants :D

He looked outside once more with a disappointed face ...

And laid down looking all so sad. (ToT)

Is it snowing where you live? If you have a pets please make sure they are warm and protected before going outside! :)

Now I'm off to play with the King of the House! :)


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Liebster Award

Yay! This is my first award :) I'm happy for it!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers by bloggers. It is a way to acknowledge each other and say "you’re doing a great job". It is for blogs with 200 or less followers, so it’s also a great way to spread the word about smaller blogs and get them more readers and followers!
When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person(s) who nominated you. You pass the Award onto 11 other blogs (make sure you tell them you nominated them!) and ask them 11 questions. You’re not allowed to nominate the blog(s) who nominated you! (To get the button, right click the picture on my page and save the picture to your computer. You can then upload to your blog.)
I want to thank The Lady for the nomination! This will be fun to do!!
11 Random facts about me:
1.   I love horror movies but not the gory ones
2.   If you want to torture me just put some hip hop, rap or r&b ... I'm a rocker girl :)
3.   I love korean romance comedies
4.   I play the piano since I was 7
5.   I enjoy being at home
6.   I love Jrock
7 .  I prefer salty foods than sweet ones
8  . I don't drink sodas
9  . I love watching beauty videos on YouTube
10. I drink a lot of water during the day
11. I love Pho (vietnamese soup)
11 questions I was asked:
1.   Do you put on body spray if you do not go out any place?
- Yes
2.   What do you hate about being sick?
- Everything! >.<
3.  What is your go to snack?
- Banana
4.  If you could change your name, would you? What would it be?
- No, I love my name way too much :)
5.  Do you like to stand in the rain or stay out of it?
- Stay out of it.
6.  What's your favorite drink?
- Water.
7.   If you could break one thing in your house and be OK with it, what would it be?
- Hmm nothing. I like everything xD
8.   What is your signature dish?
- Lasagna
9.   If you could trade places with one person for one day, who would it be and why?       
-  Hmm don't know O.o
10. What is your dream job?
- Musician
11. What kind of side dish would your be at Thanksgiving?
- Either green bean cacerole or stuffing lol
My Nominees:
I'm still trying to find blogs that didn't get the award yet, Most of you have done it already haha :)
11 Questions for my Nominees:
1. What's your favorite sport?
2. What's your favorite Fall nail polish?
3. What's your favorite movie?
4. Do you prefer tea or coffee?
5. Do you play any musical instrument?
6. What country would you like to visit soon?
7. Are you quiet or outgoing?
8. Do you like candles?
9. What will you be for Halloween?
10. Do you prefer winter or summer?
11. Ice cream or Yogurt?
Please check the girls I nominated :) They are awesome!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Song of the week: Epica - Avalanche

I noticed that I love soft/sweet voice female singers haha ...  And Simone Simons fits that :) but I should add that she has a really strong voice as well :)

Epica Avalanche
Simone Simons
Give it a try! And please don't mind some male grunts here and there, I guess that would be expected in this particular genre :)

I love Epica and they will finally come to Utah this Nov 8th so I'm quite excited :D I can't wait!!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Learning the hard way

King Rusty wants to play the whole time :) so we played like always but he wasn't satisfied just yet but I needed to take a shower.
I told him "after my shower we can play all you want, just give me a few minutes :D"
And so I went to take my shower.
After that I went to the living room and I found this horrific scene!!

Oh no!! He chewed the whole box of  pencils my mom got!!
I told him "what did you do??" and he picked one with his mouth and was moving it left and right left and right.

Then put it down like if he was writing!

Maybe he wanted to write a complaint against me for leaving him when he wanted to play!! Yeah maybe that was the reason he did it! but the pencils just broke while he tried to do it

I wanted to take some pics of the evidence so my mom can see what happened but look at him!! Posing so proud of his bad work!

Then I told him "Bad Boy" he knows when I say that I'm upset! and he seemed a little embarrased

But then looked aways like saying " hmph it's your fault for leaving me alone, deal with it!"

Finally he moved and I took the pic of the evidence! (even though I have so many already but I needed one of just the damages lol) I learned the hard way! Never leave him alone in hyper mode lol!

And then he came again and lay next to the broken pencils like saying "are you done?? can we play now??"

I hope you enjoyed the little devil's adventure lol
Have a great day!!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Foundation Routine

Hello there! :D

Today I decided to write about my foundation routine. It's quite simple but works great for me :) I only wear my foundation in my T zone and I don't touch the rest of my face. I wish I had perfect skin like my mom and didn't need to use all these products :( ... but oh well :D

These are my favorite face products :)

Favorite face products
Favorite face products


I use Revlon Colorstay in two/three shades. Normally I use 200 Nude (NC 25) because as I said in my skin care routine I avoid the sun as much as I can. Certain events like going to the water park, amusement park or waiting in line for my Nightwish concert under the evil sun burns my skin :( and makes it tan a few days later, so when that happens I use 240 Medium Beige (NC 27 pro) In winter I use 200 Nude (NC 25) or 180 Sand Beige (NC 20-25) or a mix of both for a great match :)

Revlon Colorstay Medium Beige & Nude
Revlon Colorstay Medium Beige & Nude

Will I repurchase it? YES!


I love this Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. It's light weight and sets my foundation pretty good. Like the foundations I use two different tones. When I get more color (tan) I use Medium Sand. During the winter months I use Light Cream.

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder Medium Sand
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder Medium Sand

Will I repurchase it? YES


I tried many concealers before but all of them were too greasy, heavy, or didn't stay long enough. I bought it in an impulse and I'm glad I did. The moment I tried it I fell in love with it! Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is so light and it feels like nothing is there! and stays all day long! so much love!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Light
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Light

Will I repurchase it? YES!

BB Cream:

I had to throw this one here as well :) I usually wear this one when I stay home. It has pretty strong scent it doesn't bother me too much though. I can't use it too often because it sometimes breaks me out :/

Garnier BB cream Light/Medium
Garnier BB cream Light/Medium

Will I repurchase it? No, I'm just trying to use this up and no more. I'll try some other BB creams :)

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Song of the week: Mika Nakashima - Yuki no Hana

I listened to this song the whole week :) It's so beautiful and sweet! <3<3

Mika Nakashima Yuki no Hana
Mika has a sweet soft voice :)

Just listen to it once and you'll want to listen to it over and over again! Mika has such an amazing and soft voice. It really makes me go back in time when I first listened to it, oh the good old times :)

In this video you have the translation of the song )since it's japanese) and also the romaji :)

Please check the other songs of the week :)
Have a great day!!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Smiling King Rusty

There's nothing better than see King Rusty happy! I love his beautiful smile :) such a cute little boy!
English Springer Spaniel Utah
Sweet smile!

He is quite smart. You know how it is when you say "Cheese!" and everybody smiles? Well my boy does the same!

But first I need to catch his attention so he looks at the camera...

English Springer Spaniel Utah
Getting ready!!

And then I say "Cheese!!" and he shows me his commercial worth smile! *pure love*

Smiling Dog

I hope you enjoyed his smile and if you have a dog teach him some cute tricks :)

Don't forget to check his Adventures in the "Featured Posts" section! He'll make you smile just as much as he does to me :)

Have a great day!