Oct 20

Airbrush Make-up

Cosmetics - By Viennese @ October 20, 2009 7:01 PM 4 Comments »

Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System, USD$225

Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System, USD$225

Temptu launched its AIRbrush Makeup System and AIR pod Foundation at Sephora, I was actually interested until I saw the price.  I wanted to see how it really looked so I tried it when I was at the Sephore store in NYC, not that I have no experience of airbrush make-up, but just out of curiosity as a make-up artist.  In fact, I used airbrush make-up since I was in make-up school, it was fairly new to us back then and we were all exciting about using airbrush make-up.  However, I must admit that it wasn’t my favourite for a couple of reasons.

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Oct 14

I recently received a comment on my Facebook about the items that I chose for my articles were from “last century.”  That was a great comment!  I need comments like these to motivate myself to do better, but I thought I want to clarify the purpose of this blog a little bit.  As an artist, I’m giving the make-up and fashion tips for those of you who needed it, plus some new trends and new items.  They are not necessarily all the newest items because I keep telling everyone, trends comes and goes, BE YOURSELF!  Don’t rule by the trends and the pretty things.  If you want to be stylish and get to know how things should be done correctly, welcome to my blog.  If you want to be Fashion Forward, you don’t need my blog, you’re probably faster by looking at the items in a magazine, or see the Designers Runway videos for next season on Youtube, or look at Lady GaGa. (I think this sentence could be “boo…” by many people =P)  I’m here to create a platform for viewers to discuss and comment on fashion, not just on the items, and you don’t need the newest items to be Fashion Forward.  Lady GaGa dress up with old garbage bags will still get people talking.

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Oct 13

How Nerdy is too Nerdy?

Accessories - By Viennese @ October 13, 2009 1:43 AM 3 Comments »

She is wearing a pair of Wayfarer!!

I’m not a nerd, but I like to have my glasses on, which used to be the signature of a nerd, but not anymore, it’s becoming an accessory, even for people who do not need prescription glasses.  I have a friend who never need glasses to read, he put them on just for fun.  It has becoming a trend for a while, the reason that I didn’t post this until now is because I didn’t find some really great glasses that caught my eyes.  However, I recently find something amazing as I was flipping through the latest issue of InStyle magazine, which made me wanna write about the glasses that I saw.  So let me give you the hottest nerdy look for the season.

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Oct 08

Think Pink

Cosmetics, Lifestyle, Perfume, Skincare - By Viennese @ October 8, 2009 11:08 PM No Comments »

Pink RibbonThere are pink ribbons everywhere around this time of the year and we know that this is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It almost becomes a tradition for cosmetic and skincare companies to launch a product or two during this month as a form of supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  I’ve always love to shop; it is definitely guilty free when I’m shopping for a good reason.  Thanks to the companies that donated to the cause, I know my money goes to the people who needed it while having all the beautiful products in return.  I’d say this is one of the best way to make contribution to the society.  Don’t you think?  Now, let’s take a look at what’s available for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2009.

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Oct 05

Gear up for fall (part 3)

Apparel, Handbags, Lifestyle, Shoes, Watches - By Viennese @ October 5, 2009 11:34 PM 1 Comment »

We’ve introduced some really cool F/W fashion in the past 2 weeks for both men and women, which some of you may found the colours are too dark.  Well…IT IS the season to wear darker colours, but who says we cannot wear bright and fun colours for fall?  I pick some of the most stunning colours for this F/W, they are equally as fun with bright lip colours, or ultra violet shadows.  (Oh…don’t put both on your face at the same time!!!)

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Sep 30

We’ve had some great selection this F/W for the ladies, now it’s the gentleman’s turn to gear up for this fabulous fall, let’s take a look at these items, I’m sure you can find something that you like.  For the ladies, if you like to pick up some pieces for your other half, go for these seasonal trends, I’m sure he will get everyone’s attention, especially yours.  Always remember, trends are expensive, go for the deals at Zara or H&M, if you can find something similar in the less expensive brands, go for it!  (Click on the pictures and it’ll direct you to the page where you can purchase them.)

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Sep 23

Gear up for fall (part 1)

Apparel, Denim, Handbags, Jewelry, Shoes - By Viennese @ September 23, 2009 11:05 PM No Comments »

I’ve always love fall more than other seasons, mainly because I can put on the coolest jackets and they won’t look as bulky as the winter ones.  Leather pants, boots, chunky accessories all belong to fall season.  I love the fashion trends for F/W 09/10 in particular because they contain all the elements that I like. Now, let’s see some of my favourite items.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the items below, just click on the pictures, it’ll direct you to where you should be.

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Sep 20

Doll Fashion

Kidswear - By Viennese @ September 20, 2009 3:50 PM No Comments »

misssixty_junior_fw09-1I’ve had this topic in my head for a long time because I’m a doll collector, my collection including Blythe, Pullip, J-Doll and Super Dollfie 60 cm. (basically all the Japanese dolls)  The main reason that people are crazy about these dolls is that, they all have a style.  Take a look at Barbie, I’m not a fan (she’s too perfect) but I can’t help looking at all the fashion Barbie has, from Anna Sui to Juicy Couture, to Vera Wang, no wonder collectors are so crazy.

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Sep 16

Saving or Wasting?

Cosmetics - By Viennese @ September 16, 2009 11:29 PM 2 Comments »
World Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection ($150 Value), USD$34

Too Faced World Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection ($150 Value), USD$34

I’m sure anyone of you owns a make-up palette or 2, or buying the gift sets during holiday seasons.  However, do you actually use all the colours?  I was browsing through today saw the Too Faced Beauty Collection, so all of the a sudden this question pops.  Are you saving money buying them?  Or are you wasting money?  I guess most of you have your answer already.  As a make-up artist, it saves me time and trouble to pack up a palette instead of 50 individual eyeshadow.  For lip colours though, I never buy them in a palette.  Mainly because I usually give the colours to the bride to touch up for the rest of the day.  I wouldn’t be able to do that if I have a palette.  Scraping colours from the palette and put them into little jars doesn’t look very appealing to me.

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Sep 14

Cleaning Oil

Skincare - By Viennese @ September 14, 2009 10:10 PM 2 Comments »

I just received an e-newsletter from NARS Cosmetics, introducing the new cleansing oil.  I think cleansing oil starting to become a new trend in the skincare industry even though the Japanese has the same technology years ago.  Through out my 5 years of make-up career, I’ve witnessed how it’s becoming more popular in the North American market.  Cleansing oil used to be found only in Asian countries, brands including Shu Uemura, DHC and FANCL are offering cleansing oil in their skincare line for decades.

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