L.C. Tutorials

LC a.k.a. Lauren Conrad from The Hills - I am a big fan of hers ever since I started watching that show. She always look classy and effortless - something that I always admire. Turns out she and few other partners up on a beauty website called "The Beauty Department". Very helpful stuff if you're into DIY and tutorials. Here's few of my favorite video tutorials:

Old Hollywood Glam



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Everyday Wave


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Cat Eyes

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Good luck

2 Things


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In case you're wondering ... this weekend...

1. I survived Hurricane Irene
2. I got to see my good ol' friend Hanum :) who came all the way from Ohio!





That 50 cents

Taking my recent recipe for chicken meatballs, I decided to use red sauce this time. I'm a big fan of white sauce over pasta because red sauce tend to have that typical sour taste which I don't really like. But with the meatballs, I would say the red sauce taste better than white sauce.

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Quick story for you:

I stopped by the mall the other day to pick up my usual tinted moisturizer at the MAC store. While I was checking out at the register the sales lady said, it's $30. As I was reaching to my credit card in my wallet, I pause for a good second. Then I thought...Wait, is this right? I always paid $29.50! I have been using this product for little bit over 2 years, so I know how much it is. Not that 50 cents is a big deal but I definitively acknowledge the price increase right at that moment. Part of the reason why I love this product is the price which is still below the 3.0 mark. Unless it's a skincare line where it actually "treat" your skin, $30+ is overpriced. Anyways, I didn't make a fuss and paid.

Later that day, I was craving for some chinese food and I went to my usual local take-out place and ordered my usual combo dish. The menu had $6.50, and it always been $6.50 for years. As I order the food on the counter, the old asian lady said, it's $7 now, it's that fine? .. hrr.. Yes, it's fine. (I guess).

So, what's up with the 50 cents increase? Can anyone explain it to me?

When is this recession coming to an end?

And oh yeah it's Friday today! I'm one week away from my mini vacation a.k.a labor day weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo

S

Ankle Strap Shoes

I'm pretty much ready for the Fall? Taking out my light jackets and blazers from my boxes. Looks like these Ankle Strap Shoes are making a come back this season.. perfect to be paired with dark trousers for a quick put-together outfit. What a great alternative for those of you who are not ready for your ankle boots just yet.


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Via: Fashionologie - Fall 2011 Shoe Trends - Ankle Strap Shoes

diy: the jewelry branch

You can easily spend $25-$40 for a jewelry stand / holder like these.

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Images from UrbanOutfitters.com

But for few bucks you can have this:

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Source: Because I'm Addicted

Little White Dress

Are you stuck wearing the same things over and over again? Without adding anything new, you can wear things differently. That's when styling creativity come to the equation. Check this cool video on how Chriselle style a little white dress. Very helpful.



RADENRORO

I may have mentioned this in other occasions but not too long after the new Nordstrom open in Delaware, I found this new clothing label "RADENRORO" in the store. Obviously, I recognize the name as it is in Indonesian language, more to Javanese which translate as a woman with royal blood. Googled the name and this lady came out as the designer behind the label - Liquica Anggraini.


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Check out their FW 2011 Collections


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I love all the deep rich color in this collection! Such a proud Indonesian I am.

Source: RADENRORO

1960 Summer in NYC

Happy Friday everyone? Anything exciting this weekend? Well for me, I'm just hoping that the weather is friendly enough to let me out. Yes, really. Can't wait to go back to the city soon especially since the heat is cooling down.

Found this set of NYC photos in 1960 via mashKulture by Charles W. Cushman. Looks like the city really haven't change much...

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Sagami

Sagami is most likely one of the most authentic Japanese restaurant that I've been in the area. Thanks to my friends, they took me to this restaurant about 1 hour drive from Delaware to New Jersey. Yes, it's quite a drive. Is it worth it? Absolutely. The restaurant is BYOB, so my friend Tam brought a bottle of chilled Sake with for us. KAMPAI!

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