Friday, January 27, 2012

who's got yr money

Please ignore my slob kabob appearance. I've been living in plaid shirts as of late. I've also been off spending money on frivolous things. It originally started out as a trip to Myeongdong to find a Valentine's gift for le boyf, but it resulted in loitering the food court in the Lotte Department Store (hence the cupcakes) and perusing through Korean cosmetics stores. I never really took advantage of how cheap nail varnishes are here, and sadly, I only packed a few staple colors with me. I'll be sure to try these soon, as my diagonal design is starting to chip away already. 

PS, peep my new pair of specs that I purchased yesterday! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

black magic

Infinite yays for being on vacation until next Wednesday. I used today to experiment with my nails, thus the end result. It was super easy, even for someone like me, who still has some trouble keeping 'em kempt and staying in the lines. 

I painted my nails with Sephora by OPI's Don't Feed the Hand Models first, let it dry for about half an hour, and placed a piece of Scotch tape diagonally, covering the bottom half. Holy long sentence. I then used two coats of OPI's Black Onyx followed by Seche Vite's Top Coat... to top it all off. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

black & blue

(Urban Outfitters fur collar, Urban Outfitters lace top, H&M skirt, Aldo boots, Express ring)

I wish I wasn't so awkward at taking pictures. Note to self: practice more! Also, I don't think I really have old lady fingers irl...

I wore this on Saturday night after spending the day in bed, napping and relishing in guilty pleasures, like Jersey Shore. Some friends decided to meet in Hongdae, where we jammed to a nostalgic playlist at Brand Nu (known for playing hip-hop classics), danced at Zen III, and somehow made our way down a sketchy alley to Club 500. I wish I had gotten more pictures of it because that place was modeled after a cave... a dubstep cave, in which there was approximately one girl per every five guys. 

Regardless, I think my dance-bug is back. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

I can make it better

I'm home sick with a headache and nausea, thus Friday night antics will have to go on without me. I'm spending the night in with a few movies on my to-watch list, like Another Year and Terri. And since I'm currently solo in my apartment, that is until the boyf comes home from work slash dinner... I have this playlist to keep me in good company. 

Happy 설날 weekend, everyone!
  1. Mayer Hawthorne - A Long Time
  2. Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
  3. jj - My Way
  4. Neon Indian - Polish Girl
  5. Pnau - Baby (Breakbot Remix)
  6. The Whispers - I Can Make It Better
  7. El Perro Del Mar - Change of Heart (Rakamonie Remix)
  8. Germany Germany - Symmetry
  9. Chromeo - J'ai Claque La Porte

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a new sky

(ASOS scarf, Topshop lace top, American Apparel chiffon skirt, charcoal grey sweater tights, ASOS boots, vintage bracelet)

The big bracelet was one of the last things I bought right before I left for Korea. A friend introduced me to Vintage Underground in Wicker Park, Chicago, where we spent the longest time perusing through their colossal assortment in jewelry. I don't really own much jewelry to begin with, though most of what I have are statement pieces that I couldn't live without. And I think this one is one of my favorites. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

daily routine

My go-to natural look for days when I don't want to feel caked up in makeup (which always reminds me of Mickey Avalon, sadly). 

Make Up Forever Face & Body Foundation
Korres Lip Butter in Mango
Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black
Nars Orgasm/Laguna Duo
MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl
Sephora Flashy Liner in Deep Black
MAC Plush Lash Mascara
DiorShow Lash Plumping Serum

Saturday, January 14, 2012

out there on the ice

(Korean boutique coat and dress, hat from street vendor, NastyGal velvet leggings, Urban Outfitters fur collar, TopShop satchel)

Hi, I'm Tiffany and I like to pose awkwardly in photos to showcase my superb skating skills. 

The boyf and I headed into Seoul yesterday night to partake in some late night ice-skating. Let's just say that there was a layer of snow covering the rink and the blades on our skates were the opposite of sharp. But 'twas fun doing laps and jamming to some KPop hits... never mind the fact that little kids were showing me up. 

We ended the night in Hongdae where some way classy street drinking took place. Note: the bottle of soju, the can of beer, and the bottle of cider for chasing purposes. I'm going to miss getting a cheap buzz for $1; it's like my Korean FourLoko. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

punker plus

Daisy Lowe is a fav style icon of mine. I'm a little in love with her rocker chic appeal and the quirky accents she introduces to outfits. Not to mention she makes me want to chop my side bangs and rock a wine-hued lipstick to run my daily errands. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

where we trip the light

I've been pretty lazy with my outfit choices as of late; they mostly all consist of leggings, a dress, and an oversized sweater of some sort. The digi perm I had done months ago is nearing its end, thus the headband. It's easy and adds a touch of personality to an otherwise ordinary ensemble. I need to get rid of these winter blues! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

we need a resolution

Essie - East Hampton Cottage

Infinite apologies for the poor, unkempt nails photo. But I've been too obsessed with this color lately to not confess it to the people of the interwebs. I have a love/hate relationship with nudes, as I am really particular about them being too white or not opaque enough. In fact, it was such a fluke that I ended with this in my varnish collection. I initially made a trip to Ulta to purchase Ballet Slippers after hearing so much about it. I suppose this one had been misplaced, and the rest is history! 

It's the perfect pearly shade with just a touch of pink shimmer. The consistency is creamy and for me it took about 3 coats to achieve a true opaque finish. As most lighter shades go, the application can be tricky to avoid streaking, but it's too lovely a polish for that to turn me against it. Not to mention it is buildable. 

Pigmentation: 5/5
Application: 4/5
Longevity: 4/5

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