Thursday, June 28, 2012

My June 2012 in Pictures

So this past month I've been working a lot of weekends which really sucks. Work is getting in the way of my personal life is all I'm saying. So i've been trying to take advantage of the rare weekend days I have off by doing fun and different things....and looking good while I do so. If you remember from my Valentines Day post, I barely go out as much as I used to anymore so when I do I feel the need to look super cute. My only regret is that I don't take full body photos. You see i'm not really as much of a camera whore as I should be. I'm just lucky my husband insists on taking photos all the time otherwise i'd probably never. Something about pulling out a camera and taking photos of myself makes me all self-conscious. But I've been loving Instagram lately. Something about it just makes one want to snap candid photos and share your daily delights with your friends and apparently, random strangers as well. Anyways here are some photos of the highlights of the month of June for me.

@ Revolotion Night Club. My outfit: Black "Chanel inspired" jacket (H&M), Silver and black dress (Vero Moda), White & Rose Gold Watch (Michael Kors)
 There's always that one bar in your hometown that you can always go back to. You'll always run into people you haven't seen in years, it never fails. One Saturday night after getting off work at midnight, a small group of us decided to venture in that bar and ended up having an awesome night.

@ Langdon Hall. My outfit: Brown Skirt (Forever 21), Blue Cardigan (H&M), Glasses (Chanel)
The next day, after a long night out we begrudgingly set off on our high tea date at Langdon Hall. This was a belated bridal gift from my maid of honour and also my first time at high tea. The tea was must needed for our weary hangovers and the little sandwhiches and desserts were super cute. It was a lot of fun and note to self no late partying the night before for next time.

@ Minh Tuyet & Huy Vu Concert. My outfit: Grey bustier (FCUK), Blue floral mullet skirt (Forever 21), Khaki Ostrich shoulder bag (Aldo Accesories)

I grew up with a lot of Vietnamese friends so in other words, I grew up going to karaokes and raves all the time lol. But now that we're all grown, busy with our own lives and families, it's been awhile since our last outing. For one of my friend's birthdays we went to a Vietnamese concert in town featuring Minh Tuyet and Huy Vu. They are like your classic Vietnamese singers from back in the day. It was alot of fun hanging with all my friends and jamming Viet style like the old days. I got a quick pic of Minh Tuyet signing autographs. I gotta say she looks completely different in real life, but she's got an amazing voice live.
Minh Tuyet
Considering I only had 1 Saturday off this month, I think I made the most out of June. Here's to July. Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Makeup for Glasses....not as easy as it looks

I recently went on a Youtube search for good makeup tutorials for glasses and came up with....a lot of complaints. Here are a few things that really bothered me about the majority of the tutorials that I found. Now mind you I was biased in my search and only watched the Asians, because let`s face it, I`m Asian. Surprise!

1) First off do any of these people actually need glasses? Because when I put makeup on without contacts or glasses I can't see S***! I got a mirror up so close my breath is causing a fog and my brushes are tapping the mirror. These people look like they are not having a difficult time at all. Also bringing me to my next point....

2) They are all wearing circle or coloured lenses with their glasses! So either they are wearing non prescription contacts under their glasses or they are not so blind. I mean I am pretty blind, one eye is -6.25 and the other is -5.75 (I've only met one person in my life that is more blind than me). So for me it's either i'm wearing my contacts or i'm wearing my glasses,because glasses are reserved for those lazy days or days when allergies are really bugging me.

3) This is not really a point on the youtube tutorials but thought i'd add it in. I know glasses are the "in" thing nowadays but back when I started wearing them in the fifth grade they were a stigma blasted upon me, "Why God why?" I protested. My first pair of glasses were of the Harry Potter variety and I hated them! So I think it's funny that now people are walking around in even more ginormous frames, especially us Asians.

Mom and I @ Grade 6 Graduation

One time I went to a sushi restaurant and I was complaining to the waitress about my order and I could not take this woman seriously at all for one reason. She was wearing glasses but with no lenses! I felt like sticking my finger through her frames and poking her eyeball. What the! If you are going to wear fake glasses then at least wear fake lenses! If you don't like the glare then don't wear them at all, you fake posers!

Anyways there goes my rant about fake glasses tutorials. I just had to let it all out. I was happy to find a tutorial by someone that actually does wear glasses. So you can check that out below here. She's got some other glasses tutorials that are borderline "fake glasses", but this one tutorial made it all up to me.