Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Upcoming Tutorials and MORE NAIL SPAM!

It's seriously been a while, and I apologize. I've had time, I've just been soooo lazy, summer does that to a person!

This post is going to be a lot of random photos put together, so I apologize if there's no coherence or flow to it :c

Both the same hairstyle, just one is with straight hair and the other with curly
I've been wanting to make a tutorial of this hairstyle for a while, I've gotten compliments on it when I'm out! It's called a ladder braid and I think it'd be a nice casual hairstyle for school. I might need a person to braid on ...(oh Chaneeeel~)
I picked up some things from Sephora over the weekend. Tokidoki makeup is being discontinued, which I'm so conflicted over! I like that everything's on sale and that means I can try things I've wanted to but didn't want to buy before. But on the other hand, if I like it and I run out, I won't be able to get it anymore! I've picked up perfumes from the TD line and now I've finally gotten something I've been wanting for a while: the Pittura brush set! If you have a Sephora near you, I suggest you pick a set up. It's so cute but very good quality. And it's SO SO soft! I picked up a set for Chanel too!
I got an iPad! My parent's early birthday gift to me :) My birthday is 8/15 (tomorrow as I post this!)

And now let's get into the nail stuff. Which leads me to the question, should I open a separate nail blog? If I do, can you guys suggest some names, because I can't think of anything clever that hasn't been taken already!
 My mom and I DIY'd a polish rack out of foam board hot glue and duct tape! Such a process ( got burnt..twice!) but now I have a pretty shelf to store my polishes in.
I went to SF and San Jose with Chanel and her parents and my other cousin. We went into the Grand Century mall and that discovered a Face Shop had opened there (keep in mind the last time I visited that place, I was probably 11 or 12). That place is like HEAVEN. The SA was pretty nice and was generous with samples too. The colors I got were BL602, OR204 I believe, and BL605. I also picked up some masks and porestrips.
 Ikat print nails. I saw this on MissJenFabulous' youtube and blog  and I wanted to try it out. Her's turned out so much better!

 Gold border nails. I think I'm going to do a tutorial on this too but there's tons on youtube. I have a different method so I might post one!

Lastly, I have my current manicure. The glitter is a dupe of Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday, so I found it appropriate to wear it on my birthday!
This mani is actually a jelly sandwich: 2 layers OPI Don't Touch My Tutu + 1 coat Milani Gems + 1 coat OPI DTMT

Chanel and I have been talking about starting a youtube, and we wanted to film a "What's in my school bag" video. We probably will do that soon, but Chanel's bag has yet to arrive! Kinda hard to film a school bag video without a bag, I suppose!

I hope this post wasn't too messy. Look forward to those tutorials soon and maybe a video!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Always like Na Na Na~

This is going to be a bit of a fan-girly post so if you're not into this stuff...hehe sorry ^^;

I went to a One Direction concert with a few friends (though we managed to run into half of the student body of my school there as well)

...YES. I'm a Directioner! Don't judge me :c haha

The day of the concert was the day RIGHT after school ended, so it was like a summer kickoff for us. Well San Diego had a Summer Kickoff Concert, but I didn't go, so I'll just consider this as mine

The concert was great, and the boys were so adorable in person, never mind the fact that they were only an inch tall from my seat! (Especially my favorite, Niall but really I love 'em all!)

 The venue was the Viejas Arena at SDSU. Basically 99% of the attendees were female, go figure right?
The two opening acts were Camryn and Olly Murs, who I really like. He's really talented and I got a couple of his songs for my phone. Here is the link to his youtube if you want to check out his music. Camryn was pretty cool too, I still find it unbelievable that she's 12!
 I told myself that I wasn't going to freak out cause I felt they were over-hyped at this point with the promos on Nick and their new 6-10 year old fan base. But it was a pleasant surprise to find out that not many from that age group actually went to the concert. It was mostly 15-18 ish? There were a few rude girls that sat next to us though... Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, I FREAKED out when they came out. So much for not spazzing, oops. No regrets!
 They were dressed in capes when they first came out! Haha so cute~
Blurry picture, sorry but this was the last shot I got before I gave up and just enjoyed the concert. They were doing a medley at this point I think

Now that summer has started I can restart my blog again
...and that giveaway...soon, I promise.
Plus I get to start driver's ed, but I'm a bit late. Better late than never I suppose?

Do you guys like 1D too?
What are your summer plans?


Monday, June 4, 2012

Nail Spam + Food Spam+ Other Random Photos

I've been away for so long but school is ending super super soon and I thought I'd do a filler-ish post before I start posting regularly again.

So here's some pictures from when I was inactive!

Cloud nails (Konad plate m79) and rainbow gradient

Floral nails and dots (Konad...I'm not sure what plate for the flower)

Princessy nails (Konad m79)

The Konad things are from a giveaway I'd won from Katrina's nail blog! I was really excited so I ordered a bunch of nail things, naturally
 Lastly, I assume everyone has seen the Avengers! Wasn't it too amazing for words? Clockwise from upper lefthand corner: My Cap. America nails, Friend's Loki nails, Friend's "A" nails, Chanel's Iron Man nails
Food spam (FOOD PORN.)
 I've gotten the science of macarons down pretty well, despite lots of mess ups in the beginning and still some now. Mocha macarons = coffee shell and chocolate-coffee ganache.
 Okonomiyaki from the Mitsuwa Fair! Really yummy
 CARNE. ASADA. FRIES. One of the many reasons I love San Diego
  And lastly, I went to Round 1.... was it a week ago? Two? I don't know I've lost track of time! I won a Hello Kitty from the UFO catchers! First try on that specific machine, so proud of myself :D ...those darn games are so hard. Chanel and I also took lots of purikura

I hope you enjoyed my quick blog, if you like the whole photo only type posts, please follow me on instagram: tiffanyknguyen


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Airi's Giveaway!

Ahhhh oh no, I've been such a bad blogger lately, but I have one last hurdle before my summer starts and that's SAT II Math 2. (Oh goodness, I'm going to fail, wish me luck anyways?)

Anyways I'm here to quickly post about Airi's Giveaway
It features so many awesome things (ETUDE HOUSE OMG)

So yeah, I'll be back soon!


P.S. I'm almost at a hundred followers, so I might be holding a giveaway soon!

Friday, March 23, 2012

I'M SO JELLY 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Anna from I'm So Jelly is having a really generous giveaway! Prizes include Candy Doll and LASHES. Oh and BENEFIT <3

Closet Voyage x Lens Village Giveaway!

The lovely Jiawa (? I think that's her name.. D:) is giving away two pairs of circle lenses! (I've been wanting a new pair..hehe) Anyways, enter HERE

Saturday, March 10, 2012

NOTDs 3/10/2012

Just a quick update, I had a couple of manicure pics that have been rotting away in my phone aha
The pink is CG (China Glaze)'s Something Sweet, on the ring is Silver Lame by Dolly Wink
Brown is X by CG (looks black on camera), pink is CG- Something sweet, Darker pink is Candy Pink by Dolly Wink
Aaaand, I really had no place to put this but I like how clear this picture turned out so I wanted to stick it into a random blogpost!