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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rose Romance. Fresh Paint Quickie. [Essie]

nails and photo by hollyannaeree

Playing with roses again.

I just couldn't help myself!

What I used: 

What I did:

1. Apply a base coat (I use OPI Nail Envy for Natural Nails)

2. Apply 2 Coats of Essie Mod Square over the entire nail except for the ring finger on each hand. 

3. For the ring fingers apply Essie Sugar Daddy over the entire nail. (base color for the french)

4. Then use Essie Blanc to paint a white tip to the ring fingers. (I do this free hand)

Now for the Nail Art:

5.  Using Essie Mod Square paint 3 squiggly circles. (You want an organic shape! This is going to be your rose.)

6. Taking a small brush (either a nail brush or in my case I used a Sigma E11 eyeliner brush) dip it into Orly Lucky Duck to create the leaves on the side of your roses. (You can either make a leaf shape or just make kind of a dash mark) 

7. Wipe off your brush and then dip it into Orly Gum Drop to highlight the leaves. All you need to do is draw a line or two within the darker green section. 

8. Wipe off your brush one last time and dip it into Revlon Cafe Pink to highlight the inside of the roses. For this I just draw little half circles or C's and swirl the paint around a bit. (Most likely your little glob of Essie Mod Square will still be wet so the polishes will mix together some. This is okay and can sometimes add to the effect as shown below.)

9. Finish off with a fast drying top coat. I use Seche Vite

Finished Product:

nails and photo by hollyannaeree

nails and photo by hollyannaeree

Overall I think this was a really fun look! This is my second time doing rose nail art and I really enjoy it. It's a really simple and easy way to add some interest to your manicure. 

Of course you can do this any why you'd like - Here's another example of how I've used the roses before. (This was my first time ever trying the rose design on my nails. LOVED IT!)

nails and photo by hollyannaeree

Be sure and follow me on Instagram to see all my Fresh Paint posts before they are even up on my blog : ) 

(I always post the details like what I used and how I did them here though.)

Products are all linked - just click on their names!


Thanks so much for reading! I hope you have enjoyed this post! 
Don't forget to check out my latest videos on YouTube as well - TWO new ones this week so far. Hits & Misses as well as a nail polish haul will be up as well. 

Talk to you soon,

February Empties - Products I've used up! (and an update : )

Welp. Someone's been horrible at posting. >_<

Okay truthfully it hasn't been too long but considering the roll I was on I'm disappointed. 

Unfortunately doing videos takes so much time that the days I am filming and trying to get a video up that's ALL I'm doing. So sorry for the delay! I am really trying to get back on track with my YouTube channel and it's just about trying to find a happy medium between the two (without getting burnt out!)

Anyway here is my latest YouTube video - my February Empties! (or Products I've Used Up) - I've got a lot more stuff than I did last month and I am feeling pretty accomplished! 

I'm going to at least try and post up the pics of my current manicure shown in this video so you can see a little more detail : )

I will have more blog posts soon! I have some pictures that need tagging etc, etc, and then we'll be back! 

I can't wait for the weather to start warming up so I can do more fashion posts on here as well ^_^ 

Till then.....Enjoy!

(larger video window posted at the top of my blog)

Product List and Links:

Urban Decay 24/7 Gide On Eyeliner in Zero -
Urban Decay 24/7 Gide On Eyeliner in Perversion -
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer in NSA -
Rimmel Brow Pencil in 002 Hazel -
Dior DiorShow Lash Maximizer Primer -
YSL Teint Resist #5 -
Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat -
Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub -
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Lotion -
Lancome Exfoliant Fraichelle -
Shea Moisture Olive & Green Tea Body Scrub -
CLEAR Damage & Color Repair Shampoo -
CLEAR Damage & Color Repair Mask -
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo -
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Conditioner -

What's on my Lips: Rodial Glamstick in Bite -

What I'm Wearing: 
Sweater - Forever 21
Tank (under) - Splendid 
Earrings - Chanel (limited edition from last year) 

Nails: Essie Mod Square -

Face: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream #23 -
Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind in Light -
Eyes: Maybelline (LE) - I wouldn't recommend this palette : \ - Violet Volt -
Cheeks: Rock & Republic Blush in Spank (no longer sold) 

Thanks so much for watching!!! 

For full video information, etc. please visit the info box of the video on YouTube

Talk to you later!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Nicole by OPI - Selena (Selena Gomez Collection) Fresh Paint Quickie.

Nicole by OPI - Selena from the Selena Gomez Collection - photo by hollyannaeree

It's that time again....

Fresh manicure!

This time I just went for one color, a new one I had picked up at CVS.

Nicole by OPI, as well as OPI, frequently do celebrity collaborations and this is one of their latest which features Selena Gomez :)

Originally I had only picked up glitter polishes from the line but CVS was running a sale (I believe it was buy 2 Nicole by OPI get $5 Extra Bucks) so I couldn't resist!

The color I chose is called 'Selena' which is a really pretty peachy coral color with some subtle sparkle. Surprisingly I have nothing in my collection that is this color. The ones I own are either more orange or just overall darker so it was a nice addition.

Unfortunately this was not the easiest polish to work with - kind of on the thick side yet took 4 COATS to achieve an even and opaque look. Also none of the little glitters show up, which isn't a big deal for me since I prefer cream polishes but heck if it's in there it'd be nice if it made an appearance!

Overall I think it still looks nice and if you are just dying over the color go ahead and scoop it up but I really wasn't impressed with the way it applied nor do I like to have to apply soooo many coats. (It's not even like you can really wear this polish sheer - it's not thin, just applies unevenly until you build it up)

I'd probably give this polish a 3 out of 5. 


I am wearing this polish in my latest YouTube video if you are interested in seeing what the color looks like on me. 

Thanks so much for reading! Hope you've enjoyed : )

See you back here (hopefully) tomorrow! 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Black, White and Stripes #tbt


Blazer - DailyLook (similar HERE and HERE)
Tank - Forever 21 (old)
Shorts - Zara (similar HERE)
Necklace - DailyLook (similar HERE)
Bracelet - DailyLook (similar HERE)
Clutch - ASOS  (HERE)
Shoes - Christian Louboutin Summerissima (similar HERE)

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For today's post I decided to do a #tbt (Throwback Thursday) Outfit Post.

This was part of an OOTD video I did last Spring/Summer - I'm still loving the look!



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bright and Polka Dotted. Fresh Paint Quickie.

Quick Post on my Current Manicure!

Essie - Where's my Chauffeur? (Here)
Butter London - Cheeky Chops (Here) 

(iPhone photos) 

I wanted to do something bright and summery so I decided to try out a different color combination.

I've actually never tried either of these shades, despite owning them for a while, but I like the way they came out. Not my favorite I've done but I like. ; )

How it was done: 

1. Applied OPI Nail Envy for Natural Nails as a base coat.

2. Followed by 2 Coats of Essie - Where's my Chauffeur? (minus my ring and pinky finger)

3. Painted my ring finger on my left hand & pinky on my right with two coats of 
Butter London - Cheeky Chops. (this did not apply nicely. VERY THICK!)

4. Took a dotting tool and Essie - Blanc to create polka dots on top of the Cheeky Chops

5. Finished off with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat

Hope you enjoyed this look! It's always fun to try something new. 
Makes life more interesting : )


Have a great Wednesday (as well as rest of the week) and I will see you back here either later today or tomorrow! 

(Don't forget to check out my new video I just posted! It should be at the top of my blog : )


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A day for shade.

Stopped by the Century City Mall today and picked up these babies!

I haven't purchased a new pair of sunglasses in almost 3 years - (you may remember my Juicy Aviators that I am in LOVE with! Still am but I wanted to get a second pair of sunglasses so I don't wear my current ones out.)

The pair I chose is by Dior.

I've never tried this brand for shades before but they feel very well made and most importantly they are COMFORTABLE! They sit well on my (barely existant) nose bridge (fellow Asian people you know what I am talking about!) and they don't touch my cheeks - AMAZEBALLS. lol. 

I purchased these at Solstice and they were actually running a sale,
 30% OFF everything....BUT Dior. -__________________- 

Of course. 


But I got them anyway because they just fit so darn well! 

A rare find.

(Figured I'd throw in a little Outfit of the Day as well...)

Studded Tank from Nordstrom (shown Here)

Black Bandeau from Forever 21

Victoria's Secret Leggings

Steve Madden Dynemite Sandal in Black Suede (Here)  #repeatoffender

Jewelmint Collective Rosary Bracelet (Here) #repeatoffender

House of Harlow Sunburst Earrings - Black and Gold (Here)

Chanel Maxi Flap Bag in Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 

Dior Sunglasses

I will post more close up "product shots" of the sunglasses this week where I will include the style number etc. 

(I'll also do a post on the LV present I bought Steve - for the few guys that may read my blog (or for the ladies that wanna get their man a stylin' gift ^_^))


Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for reading and I will see you tomorrow!


Sunday, February 17, 2013



Retail $1,780 plus tax 

7.9 x 11 x 18.1 inches
More details can be found on

Bag was purchased 9/2010 

(So photos are after a few years of use.)

Vachetta has darkened over time which is natural for Louis Vuitton bags. 

As with all of my Louis Vuitton bags I have tried to keep the handles as uniform as possible and as you can see they have aged quite evenly. 

Very spacious with a lot of character due to the pleating on the front. 

The large opening makes this bag very convenient. 

I no longer have this bag - photos are for reference.

You may leave a comment with any questions.


Photos are property of Holly Ann-AeRee for ( and are not to be used/posted anywhere else. 

Just a touch of W I L D...

Told you all I'd show you what this top looks like on. 

Bet you like it a lot better now! : P


Decided to wear this for the #21andOver (celebrating the movie '21 and Over' with Justin Chon) party tonight. It was a casual "college themed" event so pretty much anything goes and you know I have been dying to pull this out of my closet. 

I wanted to be comfortable so I went with a super simple pairing - nothing too complex or over thought.

Forever 21 Leopard Muscle Tank (Here)

Genetic Denim Shya Cigarette Jean in Dark Tin (Here)

Steve Madden Dynemite Sandal in Black Suede (Here)

Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip Mini Bag Black with Gold Hardware (Here)

Forever 21 Necklace (old)

Jewelmint Collective Rosary Bracelet (Here)


And lastly just a couple random pictures from the night. 
(The boys had some photos with Justin Chon as well : )

Feng and I. 
(Steve, Hirano and Hok also were at the event.)

Thanks so much for reading : ) All photos were posted earlier on my Instagram so be sure to follow me there if you don't already! 

I want to start posting some non-bathroom Outfit of the Day photos but I'm going to need Steve to assist me with that so for now this will have to do. 

Hope you enjoyed! Talk to you all tomorrow!