February 26, 2013

Huntington Library

Hello everyone! On Sunday I went to the Huntington Library in Pasadena with my parents and let me tell you... That place is beautiful~ They had everything there: art, plants, history, architecture, statues, and good food. What more do you want in life?

Everyone was taking pictures of bees pollinating so I thought I should too.
The tropical rainforest observatory center.

I went to the Desert Plants area first, which had huge cacti. I never realized how tall they can get. Then I made my way to the Japanese Gardens. It felt like Edo Japan, or how I imagine it to be like. Looking at all the different bonsai made me want one myself, but I heard they're very hard to manage. After the Japanese Gardens, I went to look at art, which always gets me excited~ There were a lot of Greek-inspired architecture around the premises and the European art was mostly from the Greek, Roman, French, and Italian age. There was also American modern art and historical art. I recognized one illuminated manuscript I learned in class which was The Book of Hours, so it was pretty awesome seeing something I've learned in person. It was also cool seeing the original "A Single Man" manuscript. I've seen the movie, but have never read the book. It's a brilliant and beautiful movie, really. The rainforest observatory had to be one of the greatest things there. It was so humid and moist, I felt like I was in a real rainforest! 

UO necklace | brown leather jacket | UO graphic tee | F21 skinnies | JC Desmond

We went to Old Town Pasadena for dinner and I stopped by the AA store and MAC and picked up a little something.

The Huntington Library is great for all you art and shrubbery lovers! I had a great time in LA and hope to stop by there again. As always, thank you for reading~

January 22, 2013


Hello, hello! Sorry for disappearing (again), I had such a busy couple of months and was also getting sick in between, but I'm back! Last Saturday, I went to IMATS LA, whoo~ And it was actually my first time there, so it was pretty overwhelming because you're basically in a convention center room with thousands of other people, breathing the same air as everyone, brushing against strangers, there's stuff everywhere, and so many things going on all at once. My eyes were literally darting everywhere!

LA Union Station
Roshar's presentation
He was body rolling when I snapped a photo LOL
Bunny (grav3yardgirl)
Jen (frmheadtotoe)
IMATS was a really great experience; although I spent more than I would have thought ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Right when I walked into the IMATS showroom there were half-naked men with washboard abs throwing free make-up brushes into the crowd! I managed to successfully nab myself some (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜  I talked to many amazing people and learned some new make up tips and tricks. I was also so ecstatic that I finally got to meet two of my favorite YouTube bloggers in real life!!! Bunny and Jen were both as cool and nice as they are in their videos~ Discounted make-up, of course was also a huge perk, he he he (・㉨・)ノ There was this stage area where professional make-up artists do looks on the models. My personal favorite was Roshar! I loved seeing him create a chic extraterrestrial look on one of the models. He had a really bubbly and fun personality which made his presentation even more enjoyable. I wish I remembered to bring my dslr so you can really see how beautiful his look was, but I was in such a rush in the morning to get to the train station (≧0≦) After IMATS, I went to this ice cream parlor called Scoops, which specializes in "unconventional ice cream flavors". I had the jasmine tea + honey flavored ice cream. Jasmine tea and honey is a great combination, and tastes even better as ice cream~

Starting from the top left going clockwise: Too Faced Shadow Insurance | MUFE Aqua Eyes in 24L | MUFE Mat Velvet in Porcelain | Stila liquid liner in dark brown and black | Smashbox Photo Finish Targeted pore and line primer | Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light | Sigma E20 & E55 | free Stila and Sigma brushes | Inglot blushes in 66, 68, 67, 70 | Red Cherry lashes 68, 104, 46
Final thoughts on IMATS: Everyone should definitely go~ Make-up lovers would have such a blast and even if you're not that interested in make-up, I guarantee you would be walking outta there with a couple of things~