Thursday, June 30, 2011

Contest and New Deborah Lippmann Shades

Hello girls =]

i wanted to do a little update and an FYI

I'll be gone to China for about a month and probably won't have internet available to me for that month so I'll be doing massive posts when i come back (i promise to take pictures of the food BEFORE i eat them...)

but while I'm gone, I would like to run my FIRST google docs contest =]

and the prize of the summer colors from Deborah Lippmann!!!!!
and that summer color is...

LARA'S THEME - new for Summer - as seen in May Vogue
created with supermodel Lara Stone.
double Dutch orange

what better way to end the summer than with a summer color from Deborah Lippmann =]
this contest ends on AUGUST 5, 2011
and now heres an update of the Fall Colors in the Lippmann Collection =]

Sunday, June 26, 2011

LingLing has returned home!!!!

i have finally returned home =]
i have never appreciated living in Hawaii more than i do now that i've been to a "warm" place like San Fran...
aside from my new grown appreciation for hawaii, i met a lot of new friends and had an awesome roomie....
it was really a great experience and I am so grateful that it was me that they sent...
to all my Sephora girls reading my blog =]

i just have a few pictures to share...not too many, i really didnt have enough patience to snap a

this is the mani that i sported in S.F.
thanks to the girls who participated in the contest =]
i merged the 2 winning designs together and got an awesome result
i also threw in a little of my own personality...
Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe was just the awesomest representation of Hawaiian waters...
it was used to accent all the nails =]

i was also fortunate enough to get some Butter London polishes in S.F.
Nordstrom started carrying the polish =]
I was so excited =]
below is a swatch of Artful Dodger
which is the main color of my mani right now... 

i also got Marrow and Branwen's Feather
(Branwen's Feather was a gift from Ari, Thank you!!!) 

and to accent my plain mani, I put Dior Rock Coat on the ring finger...
remember to wait till the nail is totally dry or else it streaks...
(i didnt

then i put a matte finish using Deborah Lippmann's Flat Top
I LOVE that polish =]

I will me going on hiatus again soon...hopefully i'll be able to post from china...
but if i can't ill be home again in August =]

over and out ladies =]

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekly Nail Blog Round Up 12

hey girls, sorry for the late update...
everything was just starting to get a little overwhelming...
about my S.F. mani, i'll be posting it when i come back from S.F......
i wont have my computer with me...but i will have my

see you girls in a week and heres the Weekly Blog Round-up

Grace was inspired by Cosmo to create this cute summer manicure
Ladyluck had fun with her French manicure
Sharon created a holographic leopard design
The Nail Addict tested and reviewed P2 crackle
Stacie freestyled with black, blue and holographic polishes
Claire was inspired by her Swatch watch
Sarah stamped a stylized pastel peacock design
Lena watched the trends for summer
Pink Wednesday was rosey for Jen
Ari entered a competition
That’s so fresh stamped on China Glaze yellow polka dot bikini
Lingling announced the winners of her contest

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

idea contest winners!!!!

ok everybody =]

yesterday was the final day to submit for the idea contest for my blog =]
and a big thank you to the entries submitted by GingerG, Ari, Con, and LacquerLover

and the winners are...
GingerG and Ari!!!!

here are they're entries...

So, my first thought of something that encompasses both San Fran and Hawaii has to do with color: both are very colorful, but tastefully so. It makes me think of one of those manicures where each nail is a different color - I'd go with saturated spring colors, and a little accent on each ring finger. For me, I'd use a lagoon blue, medium pink, sunny yellow, juicy orange and a bright grass green.

I'd probably use the yellow on my ring fingers, to make the art really pop. One the ring fingers, I'm imagining a butterfly or two, maybe with a little sparkle.

I have no idea what would represent Sephora, but color and happiness are things that come to mind both for San Fran and Hawaii, to me.
Ari... has this really cute hawaii mani with a hibiscus flower, skip the strips

then on the other fingers, make a surf board with the sephora logo on it 

even though I spent a month in san fran, I don't have a good idea to represent it but try the golden gate and have surfers on the water... might be a little difficult with the detailing

I think you stick to it being about Hawaii, have to stand out you know. 
I like both of the ideas in these two entries =]
and i also love LacquerLover's entry as well...but it pertained more to a city other than San
ill post up my mani as soon as i complete it =]
thank you everyone!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekly Nail Blog Round Up 11

heres week 11 girls =]
remember to put in your entry for my Idea Contest
and the winners for the Franken Contest

Sarah created a psychedelic design using konad plate 

Jen created a pretty design using China Glaze for Audrey

Grace showed us how to tie dye

Claire tested out OPI's Glam Slam! Spark de Triomphe & White Shatter

Stacie was inspired by Cath Kidston Strawberry Oilcloth

Ladyluck tried her hand at Cherry Blossoms 

The Nail Addict created a summer manicure 

Ari created a wedding manicure

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Franken Contest Winners!!!!

okay =]
i really didn't get many entries in...sad...
but the entries i did get in, i loved =]

so i just delegated the prizes according to the preferences =]

prize 2 goes to...moondancerjen
her theme was shooting stars and her franken is called Starry Night...

prize 3 goes to...ari
her theme was Erio from Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko...

prize 1 goes to....Leslie
her theme was inspired by Kesha's album and her franken is called "Ke$ha's Got a New Beetle"...

ill be mailing out your prizes as soon as i can, most likely this weekend  =]
thank you for entering =]

if you missed out on that contest, i'm also running a short idea contest too
for an awesome mani that includes some skincare prizes =]
click here to go and check it out

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Idea Contest

ok, so my franken contest ends today, i'll be posting the photos tomorrow for everyone to see =]
but i'm crunch for a new design to wow my collegues....

ok so heres the situation...
i'll be going to San Fran (the second place on the mainland i will be visiting in my life) for Sephora related duties...and i am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!

BUT i need a mani that will represent San Fran and Hawaii and somewhat Sephora...
or just an awesome design in general  =]
so i'm asking you girls for a little assistance on ideas =]

this contest will run as follows...

1.  the design suggest in as great detail as possible =]
2.  whether you have an oily complexion (combo-oily) or dry complexion (dry-normal)...
3.  your follower name and contact email
4.  ONE ENTRY per person please =]

please include the description in the email with your contact info
and email all submissions to me at
the last day of this contest is June 14, 2011 Midnight Hawaii Standard Time

essentially i will be picking the best 2 (one from the oily complexion and one for dry complexion)
because the prizes are...

for Dry Complexion...
this is from the Dr. Perricone line for anti-aging
but anyone who's looking for an extra nourishment can use this product too
i also paired it off with a little bar soap from Caudalie

for Oily Complexion...
this is also from the Dr. Perricone line but from the Super Collection
a basic hydrating moisterizer for oily skin that doesn't leave you feeling like an oil slick
which i also paired off with a little bar soap from Caudalie

these products are deluxe sizes that the reps give to us when there are new products to try...
they are unused but not in boxes because they aren't the size of the products we sell in store...
but they are great trial and travel sizes if you were curious about the products

and going forward, please feel free to let me know if you have any questions regarding the skincare products that we sell in Sephora, and I will answer you to the best of my abilities =]

ok, so lets get this contest started =]

Monday, June 6, 2011

hello hello =]

hey girls,
don't mean to be M.I.A.....
i haven't had a new mani yet...
but just super bothered by my recent events...
i'm just gonna spill my feelings out on the world wide web =]

recently my sister graduated high school and we just had her grad party...
asian families don't do parties well...not my family at least....
this relative was complaining about that one and vice versa....
which is why we only have 1 party a year =]

my ex came along...and btw...he can't sing for the life of him...tone deaf fool
and i got my drink on while trying to drown his voice with The Devil Wears Prada...
good thing is my bff Ari and my friend Kyle was here to help lessen the blow...

which brings me to my next issue...
i like someone...who may or may not like me...who may or may not be reading my blog....
who may or may not stop talking to me all together....
he's wonderful, intelligent, handi....and i like him a lot....

what the hell do i do now......
can someone help me out....

btw, i just got Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe from the Lippmann Collection PR =]
i'll try and find some time to do a swatch  >.<

and the contest is ending soon  >.<  tomorrow is the last day  >.<
good luck girls =]

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sephora Blasted and Deborah Lippmann mani...

hey everyone =]

i finally mustered up a little time to use the polishes that i bought when i went to meet Deborah Lippmann...
the polishes that i bought that day were:  Makin' Whoopee, Diamonds and Pearls, Flat Top (matte top coat), Sephora Blasted Gold and Silver...

here are the swatches for the lippmann polishes below =]

Makin' Whoopee swatch in natural light and indoors