Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sewing is Fun

I have been sewing a bit more recently. My projects have come from tutorials, books, and my logic-aided imagination. My favorite projects are purses, wallets, and 3"-elastic-waisted skirts. I'm wearing one now! This one didn't work out well, so its an at home skirt only. I was going for an easy a-line type dealie in a tea-length. This fabric looks too granny in it's long form.

I think I'll hem it into a mini. I don't know what the hell I was thinking in the first place.

In the meantime, I have this awesome sheer black fabric with tiny white polka dots. I think ill use it for a high-low overlay (over a black mini). That's a project for Wednesday maybe.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Michael Fassbender

My latest crush. Oh dear God. I can't even describe why I like him really. He's just him. And he's not even my type really.

Too Hot for Make-up!

When It's this hot out, I just spot check with BB cream and concealer. Then I do my eyes and lipstick or gloss.  I don't do the whole sweaty-foundation-face thing.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vroom Vroom

I got a neeeeew car. A n-n-neeeew car. Lalala laaaa la.

My Audi died and I couldnt afford to replace the engine so I got this instead. Now I've discovered there's a class action law suit against Volkswagen for engine sludge. As expensive as Audis are to buy and maintain, VW has some nerve trying to screw people over on a known issue like this. So they extended the warranties by 8years, but my car was 9years old. So I was out of luck anyway. Still, that's just mean and a bad business practice.

Now I have my Suzuki Aerio SX and it's full of win. Super fast win. And after not having a car for almost 2 months (partially due to my own stubbornness), I'm happy as hell.

Friday, March 16, 2012

New Shoes!!!


My new shoes came but I forgot to make a post about them. Oops. Well here they are. From Torrid's website. I don't have time for a super post but I had to squee to the world. I love wedges. These are comfy as hell, too. Thanks for carrying 12W, Torrid.

I've decided to buy myself one or two things per pay period. I'm happy to have those shoes. Now, to order something else...

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Gel Nail Action

Pink = Gossip Girl; Purple= Star Burst
So I did my nails at like midnight last night. Thank goddess for gel polish. I can't believe I ever did stonework with regular polish. For the record, all polish is Gelish save for the black stripes and polka dots, and the silver sparkle stripes.

I couldn't decide what I wanted, so I just stuck to common color. I like the way the Index fingers have the half circle of clear at the bottom. I think if I could do them over, I would switch my ring and middle finger designs, then replace those stripes with dots matching the other nails.

So each coat was done at 2min cure, but the topcoat was done at a 5min cure to be safe. I'm really happy with how secure the stones feel. As always, I love the shiiiiine.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Nail Inspiration

Howdy. I absolutely love this page of Nail Venus. These are the colours I wear most often. I typically give myslf gel manicures and the top 3 colours I use are:
  • Exhale
  • Gossip Girl 
  • High Voltage 
  • Star Burst 
  • Red Baroness (CND Shellac) 

All but the last are made by Hand & Nail Harmony for their Gelish line. I prefer Gelish over Shellac. I think there's more in the bottle and a little goes a long way (with both brands). They also have more colour options. The next shades I want are Reserve, Glamour Queen, Sweet Chocolate, and Twinkle. I have some similar colours in standard polish (from China Glaze and OPI), so I'm not in a huge rush. So long as I do a gel base and top coat, I'm okay. I just prefer a 100% gel basic mani because it's faster. Of course nail art elements like dotting and pinstriping can be done in standard polish. I do that whenever I can't sleep lol.

So anyway, I think I'll be replicating the stripey red/pink/black/silver set (row 2, set 3) this weekend. If you don't see a blog post, that means I farted it up!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Push-up Power

Guys and gals, it's time to do your push-ups. It's one thing to be healthy, but one must also be fit. My problem is that I'm healthy and fat. I want to turn my fathleticism into just straight up athleticism. The easiest methods are walking/jogging and push-ups. They're awesome.

Why are push-ups so awesome, Avy?

I'm glad you asked! Well first off, they're great for your boobs! Okay, so that's not the first reason. Obviously they're awesome because they work you triceps and biceps. They also work your shoulders (teres major + minor AND deltoids), scapular + rotator-cuff muscles (supports shoulder muscles)...  and your boob muscles (a.k.a. pectoralis major). To a certain extent, push-ups are even good for your abdominal muscles. They're not going to give you a flat tummy, but the boost in metabolism will burn more fat in general.

I like push-ups because they're perfect for combinations. Sometimes I do 10 push-ups, then stay in the up position so I can do those thingies where you bring your knee to your chest, then extend your leg back so that it's straight. I'll do that exercise 10 times on each leg, then rest for 60 seconds and repeat the whole sequence.  Sometimes I alternate the leg extension kick back thingy with fire hydrants. I'm kinda obsessed with getting a bubble butt. It's never gonna happen, but I'm like The Little Engine That Could.

So all you fashionistas need to make push-ups part of your daily life. Even if you can only do the modified on-your-knees version, or even standing and pressing against a wall, get them done. If you're skinny fat and can only do 5, try to do six. Practice makes perfect. It's not just about going sleeveless in summer. Strength is something everyone should have. Everyone should at minimum - be able to push/pull their own body weight with little effort. It could even be a matter of life or death. So do your push-ups!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Smile for Stickies

Whenever I feel a little down in the dumps, I try to see how retail therapy can work. I used to work out of 3 offices for one company. I had my own office at one location, a shared office at another, and a cubicle at the administrative building. Well now I'm down to just the cubicle. I'm not sad about this. It's much closer to home (20min) and in a better neighborhood convenience-wise. It works out much better.

Unfortunately, now I can't shut my door because I don't have one. This means I hear about things like Survivor, American Idol, and Mob Wives. I care not for these things. Also, there are some people around here who will use your supplies and walk off with them. This is why I lock my drawers.Do you know how pissed I'd be if my cute supplies -- all bought with my own cash-- were to disappear? So yeah. I lock it up; and this latest beauty will never be left on my desk without me being present.
Front cover

I got these awesomely cute tokidoki sticky notes from Amazon for like $8 (free shipping with Prime). I'm a total stationery slut. I love office supplies in general. These are cute, but they suck at being sticky. Anyway, looky looky:

Inside left cover

Inside right = different sized stickies ^_^

Back cover

Friday, February 10, 2012

I have the flu. This is some BS to put it simply. I'm not okay with it. Shivering, sweating, nose ouches and dry, tight throats are all a way of life for me. Oh and the headaches. Whoa doggy. So between the doses of different cold medicines (which never really work when you have the flu), these are the things that help me deal with the fact that I can't eat, sleep, or sometimes breathe.

1. Ugly Betty on Netflix

2. Working on my family tree via

3. World of Warcraft (don't judge me!)

4. Hot, hot, hot showers.

5. Be inspired by J-mag scans

6. Practice new languages for free with BYKI 

7. Watch at least one old (or really old) movie you've never seen. I chose "Dance With Me."

8. For the love of maki, read something!

9. Text your friends and family so they'll know you're alive.

10. Wash your nasty, germ-covered laundry (especially bedding) in HOT water, with a teaspoon of bleach. Having the flu sucks, so why get it again if you can help it.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fashion Photography is Love

I had a photo shoot on Saturday. It's a subject I've been dying to do, but never got around to before: Decora-kei. Luckily, my little sister introduced me to a girl she met named Dolly.  We because Facebook friends and eventually I just asked her. She's not a model, just a college girl into Asian fashion & sub-cultures.

Okay. This is the part where I shut up and show the photos (starting wth my favorite).

I almost went blind to get this shot.

There are 5 more photos so...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Long Oerdue

Hey Guys and Gals,

It's been a very, very long time since I've posted. Why? Because life has been super busy. Between work, home, dancing, and photography, I've managed to also squeeze in sewing, writing, and pen-pal action. All that leads to less likeliness of me posting quality posts. That's a bit of a problem because I still love this blog.

The solution?

Cram it in anyway!

So I will be posting weekly. I have already started a string of posts for the next few weeks. This way, I'll still be ahead of the game if I have an extra busy week. In the past, I've wanted the thoughts to be as fresh in the blog as possible. That's not really necessary. That's just me being a weirdo.


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