December 31, 2009

♥ HAPPY 2010 ♥

just a tiny entry to wish you all a wonderful New Year!

if 2009 was not such a good year for you, make it your past and dont ever bring it back. gather all your strength and cross your fingers for the new year to bring nothing but the best for you. if, however, 2009 was a great one, then store it in your memory tackle on the new one gracefully. i wish you to be healthy, loved, happy & successful. stay beautiful loves! 

Queenie xox


p.s. sorry for not posting, i've been such a procrastinator these past weeks. BUT dont you worry, i have 2 entries saved. =] laters lovers!!

December 24, 2009

Easy Evening / Party Look Makeup Tutorial

my very first video makeup tutorial. please dont be scared of my makeupless face!! T_T" just in time for tonight's celebrations!! yay!

December 23, 2009

StyleXchange boxing day!

for Quebec residents. print and bring this to get in the store 1 hour before real opening time! Enjoy! =]

December 18, 2009

the SHOT

so sorry for the lack of updates!!! i think the weather has something to do with my laziness. it got so cold in montreal in the last 2 weeks that all i wanna do at home is stay in bed, under my comforter and watch movies!! i've also been very lazy with picture taking. again, blame it on the weather! when its -20C outside, forget about digging in my purse for my camera! here's a short post, hope you wont hate me! T_T"

anybody got their H1N1 shot yet? me & Amy went 2 weeks ago...and i totally cried when they vaccinated me =[ i'm such a failure. i HATE HATE HATE needles because i used to get shot monthly for my knee pains. so now...lets just say if i can avoid it, i will. =S i didnt wanna get the H1N1 shot but Prince totally forced me. he tried to scare me with all sorts of stories and i finally i gave in. if people tell you it doesn't hurt, well...they're liars! i felt the needle go in, felt the liquid entering my skin and felt it when the nurse pulled it out!!! every step of the way. =[ she tried to talk to me to distract me, didn't work. =O anyways, after the vaccine, my arm was useless for about a week. couldn't lift it up. i thought that feeling was going to last forever...
Amy's scared too! as you can see in her anxious face...
was too stressed to read it...
i finished first, so i went to see her...
no she didn't get shot yet, he was just prepping. but her expression was the same when it happened. she yelled and also cried a little. he gave us star stickers to put on our bandaids. =]



it was a Sunday, so we had to work at the restaurant...when we got there, my mom got us a little surprise to cheer us up. she went to Les Glaceurs and picked up a dozen of cutie cupcakes =] my mom's the sweetest ever!!

choco-choco, carottes, vanille, vanille-citron, red velvet, choco-coco
avalanche de brownies, vanille-citron, choco-choco, choco-menthe, moka, vanille-sucre a la creme [quickly become another favorite of mine]


RANDOM:
tried out another lacquer from Maya! =] its more blue-ish in real life..simply gorgeous!



Bella told me about these masks, she said they're pretty popular in HK. i decided to buy 2 boxes when i was vacationing there to try out. the other day was actually the 1st time i used it. VERDICT: i LOVE it! i dont know about the whitening effect because i have just tried it once...but its really comfortable on, easy to use and it fulfilled the promise of moisturizing the skin. when you open the package, its a bit gooey and all, but once applied, its a little cool and very very pleasant on the face. it says if you have regular skin, when you remove the mask, you dont have to wash your face afterwards. i guess your skin will absorb it and it'll be like you used a moisturizer. for mixed and oily skin, then you should wash it thoroughly before using your own moisturizer.
errrr...yeah...i know i look a bit like a mummy...
photobooth!
this is after washing my face. no moisturizer yet. [if you see red blotches on my face, it's Photobooth's fault. it was really evened out after the mask and super soft too!]


LAST WORDS:
i'm gonna be sporting bright glossy red lips tonight for the office's Xmas party! i dont know if its a good idea or not, but a lot of people have approved it...so i'm gonna trust them. the only other time i wore red lips was for last year's Halloween, when i was vampire princess... =S we'll see, i guess....

ta-taaa lovelies!
xox

p.s. Amy's going to California tomorrow...i'll really really miss her. even though she drives me insane sometimes, mehh...i'll miss her anyways. love you lil sister! xox
a little inside for her: "RELAXXXXX, dont do it....na na na na na na na...." =D

December 16, 2009

While my Guitar Gently Weeps

my favorite Japanese 5 year old ukulele PRODIGY!
watch and support him here: click

December 14, 2009

HOTSTAMPED!

well well well, what have we here? =] Queen Bee just picked up her newly revamped Lady Speedy from the boutique yesterday. yay! sent it in last week for a fab addition to the bag. still clueless? look carefully! it might not be huge, but that teeny bit of a change is enough to make it look gorgeously FABULOUS. =D i'm falling in love all over again...

i love it so much, i might consider hotstamping all my stuff! dont know yet. i will probably get 2 keepalls next year, one for me and one for prince. and those will be hotstamped for sure. can't wait. its a tiny personal touch and it looks too beautiful!
came back to me wrapped and boxed.
in mint condition, just like when i brought it in.
Queenie's property
one letter says it all...

EDIT
gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh introducing my new boyfriend!!!
Jensen Ackles...goodness god, how can one be so gorgeous???
he takes my breath away...


good night loves!
xox

p.s. almost forgot...THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG!!! i'm now at 300 followers =] i love you all.

December 09, 2009

How To: Easy Gift Wrapping

i'm so lazy to post nowadays! i have a lot of pictures i want to post, yet just not enough time to do it. ok i must admit that watching the vietnamese version of Full House doesn't really help. lol [its funny!! even if i dont understand all the words, i try to figure it out along and it helps improve my sucky vietnamese]

ok, since Christmas is just around the corner [15 days to be exact!!!] and i was wrapping my boyfriend's birthday gift up, i thought why not make a simple How To to show you guys the most simple way to wrap a present. i know almost everyone knows how to do so, but just in case yknow...hehe oh and since Prince's birthday already passed, its ok to post it now.

HOW TO, 2nd edition:
GIFT WRAPPING
gather your stuff and lets get going!!! =]
nice snakeskin printed + embossed wrapping paper, tissue paper & taffeta ribbon from Renaud Bray at Carrefour Laval











TADAAA do you like it? i only know 1 way to wrap a present...i know it's not all fancy schmancy but you know...whatev. my mother's gift wrapping knowledge is wayyy more developped than me, she folds and folds and folds and the end result is just LOVE. so nice, you dont even want to open it. just kidding!! i cannot be "careful" when i open a present, i just go on a paper ripping frenzy until everything is destroyed and there's nothing left but the box haha.


wondering what i got Prince this year? [the box might've given you a hint] this is his second gift, because his Kaine jacket was 1st. last year was just over the top and i admit this year is nothing compared to it, but oh well. =[ he's gonna have to deal with it. and i know it's not good to give shoes as a present, but i was gonna make him pay me a penny for them and it'll be like i sold them to him and that would be ok. apparently, superstition says when you give somebody a pair of shoes, you want them to leave you.
when i buy a present, it needs to be complete. so i even bought his favorite gel insoles. he cannot live these. he NEEDS them in his shoes. whatever shoes, sneakers, boots, chucks, dress shoes, mocs...he really likes 'em. i always get them at the Foot Locker. oh and they're unisex, you just need to double check the size.

i even laced them the way we like it. =]

this was taken on his birthday. i knew he LOVED them ever since they came out in early fall. he didnt buy them because he has too many that are just sitting in his closet, waiting for his attention. Prince was extremely happy i bought them for him...BUT...yeah there's "but", since we're now winter time, he wont be able to wear them. so by the time he gets to take them out, it'll be spring/summer 2010 already. Prince gave me tons of reasons why we should bring these lovelies back for a refund and instead, he said he wanted a net book. that gave me a real headache because i hate going back to a store for a refund, whats worse, i have a fave SA there and i dont wanna do that to him. i feel so bad [oh btw, i somehow lost the receipt too, bravo]. =S so we brought them back on tuesday night anyways, lucky for me, my SA wasn't working and they willingly took the shoes back without hesitation. i'm heading back there today with a box of Godiva for my SA...it'll be like an appreciation/small xmas gift for him.

the thing to consider when buying a present for my boyfriend is: he already owns everything he wants/needs [that are, of course, within reach. i dont have the extra bucks to throw on a Ferrari and neither does he anyways]. except things that are yet to be released. it becomes a little redundant every year when i go gift shopping for him. not to mention, he's a picky fella too!* [see next paragraph] i always end up buying something similar to what he already has. and yes i've tried handmade things too. i'll talk about his bday on one of the next entries.

*clarification: Prince is picky when it comes to personal things like clothing & food. there are certain brands that he likes, some he cannot stand. it absolutely does not mean all his things are premium brands, Zara is 1 of his favorite and it is no where near premium status. same thing goes for food. he's very straightforward and cannot fake it when something doesnt please him. [except that i find him MORE than accommodating when we are with friends]


you guys remember this Chanel palette i received for my birthday?
i just got around to swatching them =S

Chanel Ombres a Paupieres Quatuor "Les Folies Noires"
i'm so sad the logo's gone =[

also tested one of the OPI i got from Maya =]




its so gorgeous, it reminds me of patent leather =D yumm


mini Sephora haul from last week i think. its really not good to have a Sephora this close to me. these purchases have made me VIB =] no idea what it does, but apparently, it's a lot of good things.
after so many magazines and blogs raving about this blush, i finally got around to buy Nars' Orgasm. and i admit that it is just plain BEAUTIFUL i'm in loveee
its a coral-y color with a touch of iridescence which just brightens the face up in an instant
sweet Maya knew i was looking for this OPI Start to Finish like mad but never found it anywhere. she surprised me =] love you beuhbie and thank you for listening to my rambles all day! [she really notices everything i say]
the polish came with 2 bonus hand creams that smell just oh so yummy!! i love coconut scent, reminds me of the beach and being on vacation.
OPI Start to Finish
base coat/nail strengthener/top coat

i really recommend this product. out of 10 points i would give it 15! thats how much i love it. i use it as a base coat and top coat. it has lightened & strengthened my nails considerably. and not to mention the super glossy patent leather-like finish when used as topcoat. just wow. you should definitely try it. =]

laters lovelies! xox