Monday, September 21, 2009

Yellow As Lemons

I know I haven't really been around blogger a lot. I'm still unemployed and I'm not sure where to go from here. I'm home about 90% of the time and don't really have motivation to blog and use with my makeup when I'm not going out.
But good thing for me, there's a 2 day job fair at downtown Toronto that I'm going to attend on Wednesday. I really hope that there are some job offers for Hong Kong, that'll be quite ideal for me.
Thankq for all the recent followers! Although I haven't been updating daily XD

Here's a long overdue swatch of the LE MM nail polish. I had a very difficult time locating it in Hong Kong, probably because it's so popular, so I ended up picking it up in Tokyo.
This is the YE242 shade, super bright yellow, great for the summer, too bad I've only started using it right when summer is ending hehe.
I also have a picture with the D Nails Gel Look Topcoat. You can purchase this on Ichibankao for about $23USD. I got mine for about 1500yen.

The D Nails is top coat is supposed to give your polish a gel nail like finish by being super glossy/shiny. I honestly didn't really notice a huge difference with this and the usual PA top coat I use.
This top coat is made in the states and I'm sure you can find something similar in North America. I don't think it's really worth the 1500yen because it's not over the top glossy.

The yellow polish is very similar to the Vita Lemon Teas, yum!

Since I don't have anything to do at the moment, I started to spend more time cooking. I made this Buttery Apple Cake from the William's Sonoma Savouring Desserts cook book.


I've been meaning to do a look with the Lunasol Dazzling Light palette, but I can't seem to get it to work for me. Maybe because I'm not used to using such dark colors, but when I apply it like I normally do for shadows, it just looks weird. I tried following Fuz's look with the palette, but it still looks strange on me. Hope to get it right soon.

28 comments:

♥akisa♥ said...

Hahaha! I loved the shot where you held the Vita drink.. I'm so glad you posted a swatch despite not being in the mood for blogging!! I know what you mean.. I've been pretty quiet myself, until I received a sponsor's package so I had to review it before going on holidays.. I would LOVE to work in HK too~

☆Anastacia☆ said...

Yaaay! You're back!
I love this such bright yellow nails! Looks so fun and so happy :)

Beauty Snap said...

Glad that you're settled in Toronto again. I'm happy that everything is okay and hope you can find a new job soon!! :)
The polish is so peppy and bright, love it! I'm so scared to wear those kinds of unconventional colors though, I usually stick with pinks, purples and those kinds haha. However sometimes I do loud nail art like sparkly nails and etc etc. I know how you feel about motivation to blog... I'm so lazy and busy at the same time. -_-

eri said...

ooh. i love the yellow nails! my friend was going to get hers done w/yellow and then chickened out. i'm gonna tell her to do it the next time we get our nails done!!!

that buttery apple cake looks amazing!!!!

Lisa J. said...

Yum ~ Buttery Apple Cake. You know it would be great just by hearing the name :)

Yellow color is so cheery!~ Screams summer.Good luck job hunting/

Fei said...

I can't seem to pull off any yellow polish I've tried. It tends to make my skin look sort of dirty. :\ But it looks great on you!

Jenn said...

Love the polish, it does match the lemon tea carton =)

yum, your cake looks lovely!

Hana aka acutelife said...

I hope you will find the job that you want real soon :) you want to work in hk?? lolz I guess that will be super fun (shoppingwise n foodwise too hahaha)
That color your swatched is very popular in my nail shop,everytime I put out a new bottle for use it won't last more than 2 weeks :p it's such a cute color though that's why people like it :)
And that cake looks so yummyyy!! I really need to start learning cook or bake something fancy like that!

ning * star said...

yellow... i havent try any MJ nail polish though i see them very often.
your food is yummy! since I move to my near rental place, i'm no longer a good cook. Everything i ate ... steam steam steam.Eww

Sherry said...

wht a great combination :)

xoxo
http://heartrandom.com

Shopn'Chomp said...

Hee hee...you're right...your nails DO match the Vita lemon tea (love that drink btw)! Your apple cake looks so delish. Good luck at the job fair. :)

Mischievous Mack said...

The lemon vita tea is sooo good!
And your apple cake look おいしい!

http://mischievousmack.blogspot.com/

saintangelius said...

How on earth did you make that yellow look so nice? It looked like Tumeric on my nails ^^;; I must go give it another try.

izumi said...

what a fun summery color! and that apple cake looks deliciousssss :)

Chenni said...

Vita lemon tea is my favorite drink. They don't sell it where I live, so I always stock up a ton when I go to bigger city.

Blovet Beauty said...

i love bright colored nails and ur's are such a chirpy fun yellow :)

Catherine said...

What a pretty fun polish and OMG your cake looks AMAZING!!!

LK said...

Oooh la la, love that hot yellow on you!! Great color comparison with the juice box :)

naomi said...

Hope you find the perfect job for you hun. Seems like we're going through the same job hunting process at the moment. I applied for so many different jobs maybe like 7 so far.... still can't seem to find the right spot for me yet.. :( Good luck for both of us! :)

Mary in Wonder said...

Hope you'll find a job soon!
That cake looks sooooo tempting! *.*

eclecticsatire said...

Can you please bake for me?! :P

I lurrve VITA Lemon Tea! :D

xoxo

*Nehs* said...

oh... pretty! i have that yellow shade too, but from TFS. looks really cute and fresh.

Angela said...

i love the yellow nail polish


http://sparklemidori.blogspot.com/

M said...

ohhh i like the bright nail polish!

still didn't get a lunasol fall palette yet ;(

Yumeko said...

oh yes i tried that topcoat too! and it just wasnt glossy enough i felt

i thought cheap sally hansen was better hahaha

Pop Champagne said...

OMG that tea is amazing! That's one of the teas I always keep it in my fridge :D hehehe

I love the yellow nail polish, it's so happy looking...

fuzkittie said...

Yea can't wait for your look using that palette, haha! Bright yellow is one color that I just cannot pull off!

Tracy said...

Your nails look so hot!