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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

[Video] Current Beauty Favorites! Drugstore and High End

Well if you haven't seen I have finally posted a new video : ) 

It's been a while since I've let you guys in on my beauty favorites so I thought it was time to update! 
I also plan on doing an ultimate favorites video as well so that I can share my all time favorite products with you.

Hope you enjoy the video! 


Products Shown in the Video:

Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm -
MAC Lipstick in How Darling -
Lord + Berry Runway Lipstick in Vintage Pink -
BH Cosmetics Lilac Blush Duo -
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder #5 -
Bobbi Brown White Eyeshadow -
Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Palette -
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette -
Urban Decay Crave/Venus 24/7 Glide On Eyeliner Duo -
Sigma E21 Smudge Brush - 
Get 10% OFF your Sigma Purchase + Free Gift with Promo Code MAR2014
Confidential Flat Eyeliner Brush - (freaking $5 on the site! I hope it's still as awesome!)

Thanks so much for watching and reading!
Love you guys so, so much.

Talk to you soon,

Monday, March 17, 2014

Feelin' Lucky? $250 Lucky? CASH GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sooo...if the Chanel Giveaway wasn't enough I have ANOTHER giveaway in celebration of St. Patrick's Day today!!! 
(Plus the odds should be a little better with this one because this giveaway is all mine! For my viewers only!)

I have teamed up with Ebates to giveaway

Think of it as our pot of gold for you : ) 


Jane Rulin!

WINNER of $250 CASH!

Super easy to enter all you have to do is:

1. Follow my Blog 
2. Sign up for Ebates HERE

That's it! 

May the LUCK OF THE IRISH be with you! hehehe. 

In order to be eligible for this giveaway you HAVE to sign up through the above link. That is how Ebates is choosing the winner! If you have signed up through me in the past then you do not need to sign up again HOWEVER if you already have an Ebates account not through me unfortunately you will need to sign up for another account >_< I know it's a pain in the bootayyyy but it's the only way they can keep track of all the entries. 

- I will announce the winners in a blog post here. 

- You have until the end of the month March 31st, 2014 to enter! 

- Ebates will be in charge of choosing a winner as well as issuing the prize. 

I am so happy to be doing this giveaway for you guys! As you know I am a HUGE Ebates supporter! I have been a user since 2007 (before I even had my YouTube account!) and I think it is THE BEST service to use for online shoppers! 

How Ebates works: 

Basically if you are planning to shop online go to Ebates first and see if the store you are looking to shop at is an Ebates participant. There are an INSANE amount of stores that have teamed up with them so it's worth just doing a quick search on the site!

Once you find the store you were looking for (Nordstrom, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Kohl's, Amazon, etc.) you will see how much cash back is offered as well as any promos or coupon codes available on the site :) 

Click SHOP NOW and you will be redirected to the store's official website. From there, just shop as you normally would. (Every time you click to go to a store through Ebates they will show you a tracking ticket number, that gets saved to your account as a log of the stores you've shopped at/browsed so you can receive credit!)


You will earn whatever the cash back percent offered is on your purchased (pre-tax)! 

Ebates sends you a "BIG FAT CHECK" at the end of the earning period - so about every 3 months, which is nice because it gives you some time to accumulate earnings : ) 
Or you can choose to receive payment right to your PayPal account!

I have used this service for many years and I can tell you it is 100% legitimate! I have gotten THOUSANDS of dollars back on my purchases since I joined. 

(given of course you earn based upon what you spend! #shopaholic)

If you ever have any questions or issues always feel free to ask me and I will be more than willing to help in any way that I can. This is a site that I love and believe in so I am happy to be of assistance : ) 
(I literally would work there if I could! LOLL) 

Their customer service is also wonderful at answering and fixing any issues you may come across and there is even a section for you to file yourself if for some reason a purchase falls through the cracks. It happens sometimes especially if you are saving your shopping cart for too long. It's simple enough, just go to the tracking ticket area and file a claim - they usually credit your account within a couple of hours or less. 

I will also attach a video I've done in the past for those of you not interested in reading hahaha. (Start at 3:00 for specific Ebates info) 

Here are some great CASH BACK deals ending soon!

Nordstrom 6% 
Sephora 8%
Kohl's 6%
JcPenny 6% 40% 
FTD Florist 20% 
Avon 6% 
LivingSocial 6% 
Carter's 5%

Some of my Favorites to Shop through Ebates are:

Victoria's Secret 
Neiman Marcus
Bergdorf Goodman
tarte Cosmetics
Nasty Gal
Tory Burch

There are honestly SOOOO many I can't even list them all. 

Thanks so much for your support! 


GOOD LUCK! Have fun. 


^ They should be emailing you soon!

Thank you so much to everyone that entered! Stay tuned for more great giveaways :) 

If this is one of MY subscribers please let me know! They did not give me a last name or anything. I would be so happy if it was one of you guys that won!

Don't be discouraged if you didn't win! There will be other exciting opportunities! 

The $250 CASH Giveaway is still going on HERE and that one is JUST for my subscribers/followers so the odds will be much greater on that one since it is a personal giveaway vs. a collaboration like this one was.


A Collaboration Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

More Info on the Giveaway: 
  • The Duration of the giveaway will be from March 17th- March 24th.
  • The giveaway will be open internationally so anyone can enter!
  • The winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter
  • I will announce the winner here on my blog after I find out. (I should get an email within 24 hours of the giveaway's end informing me of the winner
  • I will NOT be the one mailing the Chanel to the winner. (I will give more details on this once I announce the winner
  • Bag was purchased from, all their handbags are guaranteed 100% authentic :) there is an authenticity tab on their site which you can view here:


Saturday, March 15, 2014

IT'S HERE! aka DAN Adoption Documentary + Album #akaDAN

The time has finally come! 

They have released Dan's documentary! It has been split up into parts and part 1, 2 and 3 are currently available to view on YouTube.

I can not wait for everyone to see it in it's entirety. I think it is something that EVERYONE will enjoy. Such a fun and heartwarming watch. 

I did a lot of laughing, a bit of crying and overall found it to be a very soul soothing piece for me. 


 Watch Part 1

Watch Part 2

Part 3


Dan has also created an album inspired by his journey that you can preview and purchase below. 

Stuntman cover art

I have listened to the whole album and absolutely love it!
It explores a lot of thoughts and feelings that I myself, as a fellow Korean American Adoptee, have dealt with in my lifetime as well as some things I'm still going through now. It's nice to hear someone else say so much of what I have felt.
Out loud.

However - you don't need to be adopted, Korean, asian, etc. to enjoy the album. 
There are many different styles and sounds featured here as well as some cool collaborations with other wonderful artists that I think anyone can enjoy! 

My favorite tracks so far:
and of course the theme song and current single - Is there Anybody Out There (which you can listen in it's entirety (linked below))

Follow Dan Here : )

Wanna grab your own DANakaDAN tee? Shop HERE 

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading and supporting this project. 
Words can not express how proud I am of Dan. I have never been so happy for a friend and I fully support all the great things he is doing. 



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

#FreshPaint - OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian

Photo from hollyannaeree's Instagram

Haven't shared a nail look in a while! Mostly I have been posting these to my Instagram account but I figured people may want to know where I got the little jewels. 

Also used:

Hope you enjoyed this quick nail look. (Excuse the excess top coat on my index finger >_< didn't notice it in real life - plus it's like 5am and I'm here doing my nails lol)


Monday, March 3, 2014

[Fashion] For the Love of Mint. #MINTspiration

From left to right: Christian Louboutin So Kate, SJP Collection Bobbi, Manolo Blahnik BB Pump

So it should be no big secret that Mint is one of my favorite colors! It's just so pretty, feminine and it really pops on my skin tone.
Not sure if you've ever noticed but mint is one of the most difficult colors to find in shoes! Especially better quality shoes. 

Photo from hollyannaeree's Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram you've seen my most recent mint purchase - "Bobbi" from the Sarah Jessica Parker x Nordstrom collaboration - that gave me the idea for the group photo which gave me the idea for the blog post and here we are. : )

I wanted to show you some of the mint shoes I've found from some of my favorite designers and give you some info on them. (All are Full leather, Italian Made shoes)

"So Kate" is currently one of my favorite styles from Christian Louboutin (Instagram write up HERE) - it's for sure one of the more comfortable 120mm no platform shoes I've tried. (Keeping in mind it's still a 5" heel with no platform - it's never going to be like wearing flip flops no matter the brand or price!) The fit is also much better than the previous style of Pigalle (they have changed the Pigalle recently to have a better fit, more like the So Kate yet the new Pigalle falls short for me. Photo comparison HERE and Pigalle vs. Pigalle write up HERE). They are suppose to fit more true to size yet I still find that I need a 36.5 in these (37 is my true size). The patent version of this shoe is a bit difficult to break in, yet the suede I find to be very comfortable right from the start and only get more comfortable with time. For patent So Kate I currently own a black pair and this "aqua" pair - the black broke in quite easily after a few wears around the house while this aqua pair...well I'm still working on it. 
(On a side note: as much as I love Louboutins I am kind of taking a break from them - there are other styles that I am just getting into more right now and I am a little over the red sole. Sometimes it's a cool pop but sometimes it's just too much! I don't always want to be so flashy. Who knows, months from now I could be back on the CL train but those are just my thoughts at the moment. It doesn't help that brands like Saint Laurent and Manolo Blahink are about 1000000000X more comfortable (generally speaking).)

(says Mint on the site yet Blue Suede on the box)
Of all the pairs I tried on at Nordstrom (they didn't have every style at the store I went to) the "Bobbi" seemed to be the best quality. The style and overall feel of these are very similar to Manolo Blahnik, not that I'm surprised given who her partner for SJP Collection is. The regular leather styles I tried weren't as luxe in my opinion - especially for the price. I just wasn't overwhelmed with the quality of the leather on most but I am however always pleased to find a shoe with a soft leather sole. 
Normally I do not buy such open sandals (open toe d'Orsay) with no ankle strap because I have a narrow heel and it is often difficult for me to keep the shoe on but I really could not pass these up. I am a big Sex and the City fan and really wanted something from this collection. (Not to mention these just scream SATC to me!) As far as fit I did need to size down 1/2 a size, not surprising (although I prefer a 7 in Manolo Blahnik's Sedaraby) - what was surprising is that for a 3.5" (relatively low) heel these aren't overly comfortable. I have not worn them out and about yet but have given them a hour or so in the house - it seems like what is making them not so comfy for me is that my foot is working a bit to hold the shoe on, forcing me to unintentionally try and grab onto the shoe with my toe/ball of my foot area. These are the best fit I can get with this particular shoe, they don't slip off the back while walking but just something to keep in mind if you've never tried this style before. Also there seems to be a bit of friction on the ball of the foot closest to the toes - a small ball of the foot pad can probably fix that although I hate adding anything to my shoes. 
Other than that, a really pretty and feminine shoe - great price point and I LOVE her grosgrain detailing on the back of all the shoes! 

Not much to say about these - hands down Manolo Suede BB Pumps are the most comfortable pointy toe pumps I own. I have several pairs and love collecting the different colors that come out every season. (Lime Pair featured HERE on my blog) With a 4" heel (I am most comfortable with 4" for heels) and a leather sole that is almost as soft as the suede itself, I could walk forever in these. Not the sexiest shoe on the planet but for sure a classic.
Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman currently have a deal with Manolo where you can customize your BB pumps! You choose the color, material and heel height. One of these days I want to try for a 115mm heel - as much as I love the comfort of a 100/105mm heel just that little extra really makes the shoe look so much better to me! 

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read this post. I know I am not on a regular schedule with these (or anything!) but I appreciate those that follow and enjoy. 
I hope this was helpful to some of you and if nothing else a bit of eye candy. ; )