Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hot Stuff.

so, i've decided to use this song for the next few weeks. lOve this song!!
fun tune and i completely envision much fun choreography :D
mainly upper body, but that seems to be the trend in dance these days right? (if u seek amy video, "3", etc.)

if you haven't heard it, play this youtube video below (quality isn't that great but at least you can hear song). personal preference, different sound, great for dance routine.

*favorite bridge*
Feels like I'm in Candyland/
I'm going through the chute again/
With unicorns and fairy wings/
I think I've had too much to drink..

anyway, i've typed lyrics below video*

Hot Stuff Lyrics

I walk into your joint
With a hoodie on
Don't need a short skirt
To get it on
It goes ahhhhhhhhhh

Here she comes
Sunday school girl wantin some
Huh, she's wearing that?
Better expect that boys attack

I want some of that happy juice
What kind of soda?
People around here would die for a john walker (ow, uh)
Wait a sec, everybody dooown ( Hit the deck )

[ Chorus ]
People say you're going out your mind
To think you're hot stuff, gottta think you're hot stuff
Watcha gonna do they talk about it anyhow
You think you're hot stuff, I know I'm hot stuff

Okay, one, two
Everybody look what I can do
I can bring my leg up all the way (Can she do it? Can she do it?)
Piece of cake

Show off!
She just wanna take her clothes off (ew)
Hiyaaaah... I got that, that'll get you
Hiyaaaah... One to another, you will discover
That's the way it is

[ Chorus x2 ]
People say you're goin out your mind
To think you're hot stuff, gottta think you're hot stuff
Watcha gonna do they talk about it anyhow (watcha gonna do)
You think you're hot stuff, I know I'm hot stuff

People say you're going out your mind
To think you're hot stuff, gottta think you're hot stuff
Watcha gonna do they talk about it anyhow
You think you're hot stuff, I know I'm hot stuff

What you're gonna do when ya'll zip it
Chad, flip it !

Feels like I'm in Candyland
I'm going down the chute again
With unicorns and fairy wings
I think I've had too much to drink

People say you're going out your mind
To think you're hot stuff, gottta think you're hot stuff
Watcha gonna do they talk about it anyhow
You think you're hot stuff, I know I'm hot stuff

People say you're going out your mind
To think you're hot stuff, gottta think you're hot stuff
Watcha gonna do they talk about it anyhow
You think you're hot stuff, I know I'm hot stuff

Sunday, November 15, 2009

miffy does fashion.

this is the cutest thing EVER. who woulda thought. miffy does fashion and is all grown up. ;)
chloe: ✓, burberry: ✓, louis vuitton: ✓, prada: ✓, ralph lauren: ✓
kidding. i dunno, but looks to me like this sketch has miffy at new york fashion week written all over it.

remember miffy? the orginal? created in 1955 as nijntje (originally in dutch).
well i wasn't born yet for the org. piece but yeah.

hard to imagine the simple bunny with the simple dress becoming a fashionista - but what a fun spin off for a story.

(one of) my hero(es): dick bruna, author & illustrator of miffy. it all started with a sketch of a white bunny who had no gender in the beginning - then he decided to make the bunny a girl. his toddler inspired DB to write and illustrate the 200+ miffy books. yay for all of us!

the end.

sometimes sad, sometimes glad: tokidoki

so usually i fall for cutesy stationary hello kitty & co type things. last year i came across a hello kitty cactus girl wallet pouch thing at sanrio (hello kitty store) and found it was designed by tokidoki for hello kitty, much like how rebecca minkoff did a limited edition hello kitty handbag and wallet set, but anyway, didn't think much beyond that.

for those that don't know about tokidoki, it's another handbag/accessory line. designer is simone legno. a youngish italian designer who has a deep love for japanese culture (according to wiki).

usually i'd associate tokidoki designs/characters with skulls, fangs, scary but colorful characters (see first image below). so i wasn't all that interested in having some asian painting of a girl character on a bag i'd be carrying around with me. also, the skulls and such somewhat frightened me a bit, and the little plants with fangs. not even my little sister cared for it much!!

but then tokidoki came out with something that called out to me! the 'pegaso' line :) when i had to walk through macy's to get to the inner part of mall - i stopped dead in my tracks and gasped: i saw tiny unicorns/clouds/etc. i thought happy thoughts which took me back to when i was... NINE! i thought not of tokidoki's new design patterns, but of unicorns (i think of she-ra's pegasus); the last unicorn (book & movie); and who could forget about rainbow brite's starlite, the flying horse!!

so basically, this post is about my first ever tokidoki messenger bag i just bought. you'll see it below. just scroll :) *happy thoughts* ;)

this is why i never bought a tokidoki bag before. not that i'm knockin' it - i just didn't care for design..

though some of the characters are cute, the fangy plants and skulls kinda' freak me out on a handbag. stationary, ok, but not on handbags (for me anyway).

gaaaaasp: cute clouds with big smiley face, pegasus/unicorns/flying horse type things...and no scary plants with thorns and fangs? and no asian girl throughout design of bag? this bag's for me! ;)

so this was their lv "speedy" type bag. i did consider this, but it was too tiny. cute - but tiny. so this one was a no-go.

so i got the messenger bag style below but not in the cute astronaut design pictured, i got it in the "pegaso" design (image above)...

and i lOve it. course i was shocked because i thought the bag would be less than $50!! i thought le sportsac type bags were inexpensive..
guess not tokidoki's? :(

*unicorns should be worth it though right.*

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Classic Peacoat, with a twist?

My most wise purchase for this winter is this peacoat from New York and Company. It's soft, warm, comfortable. I love most the colors. Regularly $109.95, it's on sale online for $76.96.
Also currently there is a special online promotion using Online Promo Code 3899, taking an additional 30% off. I purchased the "National Green" Peacoat pictured below in store, and with an online printable coupon, the regularly priced $109.95 coat was reduced to $44.00!! Fourty-four!! I LOVE this coat. It's the only reason why I can't wait for it to storm here :) To be able to use it, of course ;p lOve the hood!!

National Green


Castor Grey

Portia Pink

Walnut (lOve this color too!)

*colors not shown: red, white, yellow and i forget*

see 'em all HERE.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

mascara LIED to me.

magic mascara? don't we all wish...

recently i've been on yet another annual hunt for "the" perfect mascara. i don't know why i still go through this dilemma when i thought i said to myself i found "the" perfect one last year (chanel inimitable).

i was suckered into all the new flashy mascara ads from lancome to loreal and bought one, then two, then three different types.

here's what i bought, thought of, kept and threw out.

l'oreal paris telescopic mascara.
i decided i needed to be on an ultra strict budget since my recent car purchase drained me, and i mean draaaaaiiiiined me.
but was i really saving a lot by listening to my inner thoughts which told me that mascara is mascara whether you buy it at walmart or nordstrom?
i thought i was wise in spending only $8.00 on this thing (regular price was $11.00 BUT i had a $3.00 off target coupon yay!)
well the coupon didn't matter.
first, let me say that my lashes are pretty dull on it's own. i so envy brooke shields for her long, voluminous and lengthy lashes! anyway, i put this l'oreal telescopic mascara in carbon black - and no miracle there. it felt ultra stiff applying it, it dried too quickly to be able to even apply a 2nd app, which i really needed! it definitely defined my lashes by separating them giving me the porcupine eyelash look - but did it give me lustrous volume like it claims? was it smudgeproof like it claims? nope.
i had raccoon eyes after 5 hours. so, this sucker got tossed out fast. what a waste of money!!
(dollars wasted $8.00)

givenchy's eye fly lash extender mascara.
when you think of "givenchy" [juh-vahn-shee], don't you think of audrey hepburn and glamour and breakfast at tiffany's? well, i do. just like how i associate gucci with jackie O.
anyway, don't believe givenchy (or sephora's people): "Eye Fly's secret weapon to perfectly even lashes is the patented helix brush that has short bristles to coat the lashes from root to tip and long bristles to separate, lengthen, and curl. This innovative formula combines three unique complexes: ExtraFly Complex to create an "airy sensation" that lifts each lash to wing-like perfection, Xtender Complex for maximum lengthening and separation, and ColorFly, an infusion of mother of pearl particles specially treated for lashes that shimmer with lovely highlights."
that's a bunch of bologne.
well it was for me anyway. it smudges, the pretty and clear container cracked within a week, and it wasn't dropped or smashed - it just cracked. it separated but lengthened as long as l'oreals telescopic mascara thing.
(dollars wasted $24)

laura mercier
well this claimed to non-clump. and well, it lied. it clumps.
(dollars wasted $20)

chanel inimitable mascara.
so, i'm back to square one. i should have stuck with what i knew and shouldn't have thought grass would be greener on the other side and blah dee blah blah.

chanel's inimitable is worth the $30. had i stuck w/this, i could have saved myself let's see, 8 (l'oreal at target) + 24 (givenchy) + 20 (laura mercier). oh. my. gawsh. i just realized i spent an additional $52 just to figure out that the $30 pricetag on chanel's mascara is well worth every droplet of that beautiful, gorgeous, noir color. it lenghtens, volumizes, does not clump, and makes me feel like my eyes actually have natural long, thick and strong lashes. like a magic wand and fairy dust worked wonders with just 2 strokes.

one minute ordinary eyes; next minute, seductive - or sassy - or just more dramatic. i can't explain other than the fact that i just feel like my eyes stand out more, like one of those Nightmare Before Christmas characters.
(dollars worth it $30)

so why oh why do i feel the need to try Yvez Saint Laurent's Mascara Singulier. It's claiming to dramatically separate, curl and volumize lashes. Where've I heard that before? Ugh, it's $30. Ugh, it looks like it could work. That's the key word isn't it? that it could work, not that it necessarily will. i should pay attention to the name of YSL's new mascara too: "Singulier", catch the last four letters: "____LIER". it's a sign. it should be a no-go!

i need to be flashy thingy-d!!! help? ;)

Yvez Saint Laurent's Mascara Singulier.

(potential dollars to waste? $30 + tax)