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BoA 보아 Hurricane Venus MV Nails

So BoA finally had her comeback in Korea after spending 5 long years in America and Japan. SM Etertainment’s solo extraordinaire, Kwon BoA 권보아, came back!

Besides BoA’s fine-tuned English pronunciation, she has probably been exposed to the best dancers in America during her stay… :O !

As per usual, SM Entertainment provides BoA with a wonderful wardobe with a myriad of delectable accessories… and to think, BoA is only 23 YEARS OLD! Yes, she looks much older than 23, but shes nearly on par with my lovable SNSD… LOL!

Although it has been a while since BoA came back, I just wanted to point out her nails in the music video for Hurricane Venus. I really love the glove she is wearing in the 2nd picture, it is gorgeous! I am quite jealous of the number of ear piercings BoA has but I am unlikely to get any additional ones :(.

Regardless, the camera never(?) focused on the thumb in the first picture (and even the pinkie is rather unclear here). The second utilizes a variety of styles rather than using altering the colors like in the first picture. I think there are crystals or glitter on the thumb and the 2nd finger in the second picture.

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SNSD Yoona’s & Yuri’s Nails from an Oh! performance

Credits to sosiman.com 🙂

I forget when this performance took place but I noticed their interesting nails because fans were able to take high quality pictures of the girls (as always). However, since I do not have the original versions of these images, the details on the nail isn’t exactly clear.

Although I did find a close-up on Yoona’s nails

Sort of. 😦 I shall dig for photos with more details.

When I saw that Yoona’s mic had a #3 on it, I was honestly surprised. I went, “Whoa! They label SNSD’s mics with numbers on them?” and realized that they were numbered either to keep the mics as a set (maybe…not) or to know who is holding which mic, allowing the staff to according adjust audio…

Moreover, get your hands on black & white nail polish!

To emulate Yoona’s nails, you would need a white polish with a thin brush, or some other method to apply white polish in thin strokes. I’d suggest a toothpick, wooden or plastic, your choice/availability.

However, on Yuri’s 4th finger, there seems to be a grey stripe diagonally across the lower half of the nail bed, but I will confirm if the color is just an effect of the lighting of if it really IS grey. Why? Because comparing Yoona’s nails in the 1st and 2nd picture depicts a HUUUUGE difference. :0 A seemingly mauve/maroon-grey “transforms” into a midnight black…? Sigh, nail polishes are not my forte.

MAC Stereo Rose and Happy July!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! 🙂

With my parents, I went “camping for a day” or just BBQing it up with 3 other pairs of parents………. haha

My dad is the type who doesn’t really trust others to “get the job done” so his decision to stay the night at a nearby hotel was a pleasant surprise. The hotel was still being refurnished but the campground’s owner called ahead of time to inform the hotel’s owner that we needed a place to stay, last minute.

Overall, for safety reasons, I will not include the hotel name but it is over 100 years and very vintage-y furnishing. 🙂 I was watching House at night with my mom because my dad fell asleep immediately from exhaustion.

Haha anyway, this week has been a blast as I successfully ordered Stereo Rose from the MAC In the Groove Collection online!

without flash in natural lighting

with flash

back with flash

natural lighting of the pan

close-up

I tried swatching Stereo Rose on my arm, but it REALLY did not show up well. D:

Next, I picked up my MAC 129SH (SH = shorter handle so its perfect for girls on-the-go) and applied it on my cheeks. WOW. I have a NARS Orgasm blush but holy cow, this beats Orgasm by miles. I think that the 2010 Version of Stereo Rose is more suited for warm-toned skin, which I think I have? Verdict: My skin-tone is questionable. When it is pale, anything I throw on looks great, pretty, etc. but when I tan a bit, bright or pastel colors suddenly look iffy. Not on my face, but on my legs, I see a lot of green veins so I’m thinking that my skin is warm-toned? Therefore, that may be why NARS Orgasm is a wonderful color, but just doesn’t suit me?

AHAH! Next time I’ll post a swatch comparing Stereo Rose and Orgasm. 🙂

In addition, I picked up Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate after seeing Christine from Temptalia’s enthusiasm over it. 😀 I shall review the samples that I also got from buying Exfolikate (at Neiman Marcus).

A scary green color. It is pretty gritty, but it works really well! My skin did feel a bit sensitive/irritated for the first minute or so but that’s because I failed by using it on dry skin rather than wet skin. Hehe


Cute smiley face
As usual, unexpectedly small… comparison to a standard box of Kleenex Tissues.

Oh and I got around to taking pictures of the nail polish that I’m using. OPI Pink-a-Doodle is beautiful. The color isn’t in your face and it isn’t too sheer. Just what I wanted. Theres an iridescence in the bottle that disappears when applied… similar to the new Chanel Paradoxal Nail Polish? Haha I only applied 2 coats with no top or base coat 😛 and it chipped a bit on two fingers. Last time, it didn’t chip. AT ALL, and I had it on for a little over a week?
Not the best swatch, so I’m pretty sure I’ll reswatch this in the near future because lighting wasn’t very great today. Too many shadows, but I was eager to show off my quick manicure! 🙂

Revelations around midnight on May 12th, 2010

  • SNSD’s Sooyoung (수영), Yoona (윤아), and Seohyun (서현) are wearing shirts with an additional hole near each shoulder for the “Run Devil Run” album jacket photo. This is clearly the same technique used on F(x)’s Sulli (설리), as they are currently promoting NU ABO (뉴 예삐오), and she can found wearing various altered sports jerseys. Although I am not interested to see which teams are being used or if the stylist merely used the same material, it is weird to see her wearing a freaking jersey + a pink tutu O___O… (image credits to sulli94.net)
    F(x)'s Sulli
  • Karlie Kloss is modeling Yves Saint Laurent’s Summer 2010 beauty campaign– Solaris.
    I nearly drove myself crazy trying to see if it was Karlie, and only when I compared her to various photos on Style.com was I confident that it was indeed Karlie… BUT NO BEAUTY BLOGGER THAT I COULD FIND CARED ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF THE MODEL, so i just wanted to mention who it was hehe. (image credits to yslbeautyus.com) (the fashionspot forums cares…! phew)
    Karlie Kloss for YSL
  • UPDATE MAY 13, 2010 around 12PM …SO MAY 14, 2010
    Back to Sulli (설리), I noticed that Karlie photographed for Hermès (image credits: fashiongonerogue)
    and Sulli (설리) had this “BRAID HAIR WITH FABRICS” style for her performance! OMG you can see it in the GIF I inserted in this post! LOOK! There’s all this random fabric in it! ALSO, I AM ANTICIPATING TOMORROW (ACTUALLY, A FEW HOURS)! THEN I COULD SEE SULLI’S HAIR FOR MUSICBANK (the Friday music show) 🙂 (lolol fashionista had an article on this ad in freaking January! My bad!)
  • I don’t lose weight when I’m sick anymore… unless I got pneumonia again. Ugh. Last time I had pneumonia was before junior year started, and for a week I suffered. In addition to my discomfort, I missed the first three days of school! Therefore, I didn’t get a locker near most of my friends…but I DID manage to shed a cool 5-lbs and look “gorgeous,” according to my friend 😀
  • Sephora by OPI has a cool new topcoat called, Gold For Me. It says it’s not in stock so was it not on sale yet or everyone scooped it …up? UPDATE Pt.2 It is now available! 🙂