Tuesday, 28 February 2012

BIGBANG (빅뱅) - Bad Boy MV

BIGBANG releases their newest MV 'Bad Boy' from their 5th mini album 'ALIVE'. They are all so cute! ^-^ Love the mv and song! This mv reminds me of a modern version of 90's boybands, with the synchronized dancing and all. I loved 90's boybands! How can G-Dragon, TOP, and Taeyang have so much swag? Daesung and Seungri are adorable to watch ^-^. TOP's blue hair is slowly growing on me, I like it spiked up like that. Their 5th album 'ALIVE' is now available on iTunes and the YG website, go pick up a copy now and support!

Hope your having a wonderful day. Enjoy!!~~


Equestrian Daydreams

Blouse: Thrifted / Cami: H&M / Trouser: Zara / Riding Boots: Zara / Bracelets: H&M

Hello lovelies! Hope your having a wonderful start to new week ^-^. I'm a city girl at heart but with spring almost here, I can't help but daydreaming about the fresh scenic beauty of the countryside. This outfit has a very equestrian look to it, does it not? I feel like I should be horseback riding in some wide countryside terrain with my trusty chestnut riding boots. I would love to go riding, haven't been on a horse since I was a little girl. I was terrified back then, but I think I would enjoy it much more now ^-^. I really enjoy these red trousers with attachable suspenders. I personally think suspenders are really cute ^-^.

I watched this the other day and loved it! SE7EN and 2NE1's Park Bom (박봄) duet to SE7EN's 내가 노래를 못해도 (When I Can't Sing), performed at Inkigayo. I love them together! SE7EN is so cute and Bom is stunning! Seriously love Bom's voice, I can listen to it all day *major fangirling* ^-^. They're voices blend well together and it's nice to hear Bom singing a softer track from the more powerful belting tunes she usually sings. Their duet was so short, I wanted more lol ^-^. Enjoy!!~~


The Versatile Blogger Award

I won an award! YAY *squeals* ^____^! Thank you thank you 감사감사! A huge thanks goes out to the lovely Jill for giving me this award, show her some love and check out her blog, it's awesome! It's been a little over a month since I started blogging, and I'm so grateful and appreciative of all the great people I've met, as well as the lovely and supportive comments from everyone! I love reading blogs for inspiration and amusement, not to mention it's a great way to meet new people ^-^. Blogging is such a fun pastime and all of your encouraging and sweet responses motivate me to continue on in this adventure. It's such a wonderful feeling to know that there are people who are interested in my musings and share my interests ^-^!

Rules of the honour:
1) Thank the person that nominated you with a link back
2) Tell 7 things about you
3)Pass this on to 10 newly discovered blogs and let them know they received the award.

7 things about me:
1. I'm a huge bookworm. I love to read! Although I enjoy all genres, fantasy is my thing (Harry Potter, LOTR, Game of Thrones) just to name a few =)
2. Cupcakes are my guilty pleasure (red velvet yumm!!)
3. Loves Kpop. Huge fan of Big Bang and 2NE1~!
4. I'm a romantic who believes in Prince Charmings, true love, and happily ever afters.
5. I'm addicted to Korean Dramas (Winter Sonata, Tomato, My Girl, Full House, Jumong, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Dae Jang Geum, etc). Need I say more?!
6. Disney movies make me cry. I should say all animated movies with emotional scenes. I don't know, just something about them gets to me... I know I'm weird =P
7. Nail polish hoarder. Slight obsession? =)

My Nominees:
1. Che
2. Jessica
3. Janet
4. Joanne
5. Linny
6. Tulip Love
7. Yana
8. Melody
9. Anh
10. Alice

Congratulations! ^-^

Thanks again so much everyone for taking the time to read my blog, commenting, and following! Thanks again Jill, go check out her blog =). I will try my best to update often! Please continue to comment and follow/subscribe! Love ya'll ^___^

♥ Mary

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Big Bang (빅뱅) New MV: Blue

Big Bang's new track 'Blue' is out! Just had to make a little post on it because I love them ^-^. Love the new song, very chill and relaxing to listen to. Is it just me, or does Taeyang look extra sexy in this mv? I love TOP to death but I wish he didn't dye his hair blue lol. I want to have a love affair with TOP, GD, and Taeyang all at once ♥! ㅋㅋㅋ. Enjoy! 빅뱅 완전 잘 생겼어 ㅋㅋㅋ! 대박 foreals!

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj Lipstick: Review and Swatches

Yay for pink lipsticks ♥! MAC's new Viva Glam Nicki Minaj lipstick hit stores last week (February 15th). If you know me, you'll know I love all things pink, so it's no surprise that I've already purchased this very cute lipstick. I personally like Nicki Minaj, the girl's damn crazy (refer to her Stupid Hoe MV) lol. She's funky with a quirky sense of style, and just so damn entertaining to watch! ^-^ I like her music, her tracks are very addicting. Anyways, onto a short review about this lipstick!

Viva Glam Nicki is a bright yellow based pink in a satin finish. The shade of pink is very pretty, girly, and, cute. I've also heard that the viva glam lipsticks are suppose to suit all skin tones, and I can see this lipstick working well across all skin tones. It's very pigmented, super opaque and applies evenly to the lips. The only negative I'd give this lipstick is that it's a satin finish. It's a personal thing though, I'm not a fan of satin finishes. Although a lot of people find Mac's satin finishes moisturizing, I find them quite drying on my lips. I've had bad experiences with satin lipsticks, one of them being the infamous Myth lipstick, which on me looked like a hot mess. Aside from the drying factor, if I exfoliate and majorly moisturize my lips before applying this lipstick, it's all good ^-^. Another big plus factor is that all proceeds from the Viva Glam lipsticks goes to MAC AIDS fund. How awesome is that?! Viva Glam Nicki is limited edition but will be available for a year. Retails for $17.50CDN/$14.50 U.S. If your looking for a nice pink to wear this spring/summer or your just a pink fiend like me, I'd recommend the Viva Glam Nicki (just make sure to moisturize your lips). You can look cute while supporting a great cause! Now that's what you call killing two birds with one stone ^-^.

(I apologize right now for my dried up looking lips. I've been swatching on my lips all day so they were pretty beat up by the time I got to this lipstick, and I was too lazy to layer some lip balm underneath =P )

I'll end this post with some tunes from Nicki. Enjoy ^-^

Mac Shop Cook Collection: Haul, Review, Swatches

Hello my lovelies! Hope your all having a wonderful week ^-^. I've been so excited for this collection to come out since months back, so when it got released on February 9th, I had to pick up some items! I have to say, MAC did well with this collection. The outer packaging is really fun and cute. The colors are bright and pretty, perfect for spring. Most of the items sold out super fast (some in just a matter of hours), so I hope you were able to snag some goodies up! Enjoy the swatches/reviews. These photos were taken within the span of two days, and on one day I did get my makeup done at MAC so don't mind if my makeup doesn't match some of the lip colors being swatched lol. If you are interested in any of the items, don't hesitate and act fast! ^-^

Mac Tendertone Lip Balms (SPF 12)

(L-R): Hot 'N' Saucy, Purring

Hot 'N' Saucy is a bright cherry red in the pot and applies a sheer pretty tint of color on the lips.
Purring is a cute tangerine in the pot but goes on very sheer on the lips. It adds a cute warm tint to the lips.

I love Tendertones! It's my first time trying them, but I wish MAC would bring these back so I can try all the other shades. It's basically a lip balm/gloss that's easy and comfortable to wear. They look and feel like jelly, apply very smoothly, and have a non-sticky texture. They feel moisturizing and have SPF of 12, which is always a plus. Perhaps one of the best things about these are that they have the most yummy scent. Strawberry kiwi, sweet but not sickening. I can sniff them all day ^-^. All of them are sheer so they would just add a slight tint and a nice shine to the lips. They do have an expiration date written specifically at the back because of the SPF, so I wouldn't horde them. The collection came with four colors, and it was seriously tempting to grab all four but I contained myself to two. They are limited edition and retail for $18 CDN/$15 U.S.

Purring Swatches

Hot 'N' Saucy Swatches

(L-R): Dish It Up, Watch Me Simmer, Quick Sizzle

Dish It Up is a berry pink in a lustre finish. In the tube it looks straight up purple but on the lips, it's a very flattering pinkish berry. It's soft, sheer, and pretty when first applied, but you can easily build up the color by adding more layers. One of my favourites, I've gotten numerous compliments on it ^-^.

Watch Me Simmer is a bright coral pink in an amplified finish. Very pigmented and applies opaque and evenly. This one is really popular and sold out almost instantly online and in stores. If you can still get your hands on it, it's a very pretty color for spring that can be transitioned into the summer.

Quick Sizzle is a bright fuchsia pink in a matte finish. Intensely pigmented, it goes on evenly and super opaque. I find matte lipsticks drying so you should definitely make sure your lips are exfoliated and smooth before applying. It's a very pretty and fun color. This is another color that sold out instantly. It does look very dupable though, so if you can't get your hands on this one, I would check MAC'S permanent line to find a similar match. These lipsticks are limited edition and retail for $17.50 CDN/$14.50 U.S.

Watch Me Simmer swatches

Dish It Up swatches

Quick Sizzle swatches

Mac Kissable Lipcolor

Scan-delicious is a raspberry fuchsia pink. These kissable lipcolors are like a liquid lipstick, they're pigmented but go on smoothly like a gloss. I really like how it applies evenly and the soft, smooth feeling of it on the lips. This color caught my eye the most but I'm tempted to go back and grab a couple more in the light pink/nude shades. They're limited edition and retail for $22.50 CDN/$20.00 U.S.

Scan-delicious swatches

Call Me Bubbles Eyeshadow Quad

(L-R): Call Me Bubbles (Satin), Fresh Daily (Frost), Full of Flavour (Matte), Brash (Veluxe Pearl)

Call Me Bubbles is a light cream. It's a color great for the inner corners of your eyes.
Fresh Daily is a bright tangerine in a frost finish. It's such a cute color and is what caught my eye at first glance. Not to mention it's one of the trendy 'it' colors of the season. It's pretty pigmented and easy to blend.
Full of Flavour is a matte coral pink. The pigmentation is decent and I like how it's a soft pink on the lids.
Brash is an intense reddish copper. It has a veluxe pearl finish so it's very pigmented and has excellent color payoff on the lids.

Out of the three quads available in the collection, this one just caught my eye the most. The colors are wearable and perfect for spring as well as summer. Although all the quads are really pretty, I think i'll get the most use out of these colors.


At the MAC counter, the makeup artist did a look on me using the eyeshadow quad. It turned out well, no? I love it! She used Peaches blush, for the cheeks and a mix of a coral pink gloss (can't remember the name) and Vegas Volt lipstick.

Thanks for reading! ^-^