Sunday, September 21, 2008


It has the look of innocence. Like teenage girls who are experimenting with makeup. Lips that are stained with pink or wine colors, and the rest of the face fresh and undone.

One of the prettiest looks of this fall is that soft, bitten, sweetly stained lips.

Just use your fingers and blot the color on and perform very little painting everywhere else. It's easy and it's pretty.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


If the word "Mousse" sounds delicious to you, the people at MAYBELLINE agreed. Their eye shadow Dream Mousse is whipped to perfection with a texture that can be glided onto your lids with the tip of your finger. It's never heavy, just pretty.

Although Covergirl made famous the lingo "easy, breazy, beautiful", the Dream Mousse is just that. Check out its amazing hues at the following link:

They are available at only around $5, at any Wal-Mart, Target, or Drug stores near you.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Among the silver-rimmed China, stacks of Bed, Bath & Beyond gift cards and wads of cash, we had one wedding gift that stood out from the rest. It was a hand-crafted, home-made scrapbook by one of my bridesmaids.

Each page resembled, all of them in chronological order, my wedding weekend, a sequence of the most beautiful days in my life!

From the wild night out in NYC for the bachelorette party, to the endearing rehearsal dinner, to the tearful ceremony before the joyful afterparty, all the memories were captured by photo prints carefully laid out on each page. Plus some fun words to caption each photo, making every captured memory even more flavorful.

Today there are so many web sites who can create a beautiful, shiny album with advanced graphical design by simply clicking your mouse. They are easy, fast and well-done. But none of them competes with one of my closest friend's wedding gift - a truly creative and personal way to celebrate the weekend of a lifetime!

It is a gift that costs no more than the heart that put into it, and therefore it is priceless.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Nevermind cataracts (cloudy formations on the lense inside the eye) and photokeratitis (sunburn of the cornea, the surface of the eyeball), just thinking of your skin should make you mandate the gesture of wearing sunglasses under the sun.

Just like putting SPF on your skin, your eyes need protection from harsh UV. And sunglasses, especially those with UV protection, step into the job. Ever squinted your eyes under the sun? You are creating more and more wrinkles by doing that. Sunglasses help with that too.

Plus, you are less likely to get into accidents, walking or driving, if you can see without the glaring sunlight in your face.

Today, sunglasses are one of the most popular accessories. Even designers brands like GUCCI and ARMANI produce some very fashionable sunglasses. So there you go! For both health and fashion, put on your perfect pair and get outside!