Monday, February 21, 2011

DuWop Cosmetics

DuWop!  I swear I'm not spouting gibberish, or making up words.  DuWop is a premium cosmetic brand whose name I have always found amusing.

DuWop cosmetics is the brand that created Lip Venom which allows you to have full, luscious, and kissable lips. Lip Venom is created using essential oils instead of hash ingredients that can irritate your lips.  Lip Venom gives off a rosy hue and you can relax, because this gloss doesn't sting!  The gloss just gives off a small tingling effect.

I think the product name is quirky.  Can you imagine pulling this out? People will give you funny stares because you're putting "venom" on your lips! 

If you're a fan of lip plumpers, DuWop carries a wide variety of different hues of Lip Venom

Personally, I can't wait to try out DuWop's Twilight Venom.

Twilight Venom leaves your lips with a sexy, juicy looking red pout.  I like the gloss color and the fact that this gloss looks slightly creepy.  It almost looks like a vial of blood.  Is that odd of me to want it for that reason? 

In addition to lip plumpers, DuWop carries a wide variety of makeup that range from concealers to eye shadows.  Be sure to checkout DuWop's other products!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Easter Decoration

Spring is just around the corner and nothing is more beautiful and refreshing, than seeing the flowers spring up and blossom.  Spring invokes images of green, sunshine, flowers and pink and white blossoms.  It's simply divine!

As a countdown to spring, I picked up an Easter tree from Target for only $2.50.  If you don't celebrate Easter, there are plenty of other ways to decorate a tree that aren't tied to Easter.

Easter tree from Target ($2.50)

To create a simple and affordable decoration for Spring.  Simply purchase an Easter tree from the dollar section of Target. 

Next, purchase egg decorations from the Dollar Tree ($1.00), or make your own see here.  You could stop at this step...

Or add a ribbon to bottom of the tree to give it more color!

Total cost for tree decoration with ribbon is $5!

As mentioned, you could decorate the tree and substitute the Easter eggs with other items to symbolize spring like butterflies (also available at Dollar Tree) or flowers! 

I hope you enjoyed my easy decoration idea as much as I did putting it together for you.

Year of the Rabbit

Happy belated Chinese New Year!  

According to the Chinese animal zodiac, this is the year of the rabbit!  As a fellow rabbit baby, I'm really excited to be celebrating this year! 

Last weekend a local mall hosted a Lunar Near Year celebration.  At the event there were many demonstrations by various Asian cultures such as dancing, music, and martial arts.  They even had little contests and prizes for the kids.  

Below are only some photos of the performers of the event.

Cambodian fan dance
Chinese ribbon dance
Korean dance

I enjoyed all of the performances but my favorite were probably the fan dance, the Kung Gu demonstration and the South Asian dances. 

Happy Lunar Celebration, Rabbit babies!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ELF: Cheap Shipping Code

 Eyes Lips Face (ELF) has $2 shipping for a limited time!  Just enter coupon code: TWOLOVE at checkout.   Be sure to have a minimum of $15 order in your shopping bag in order to receive the discount.

Hurry this offer only lasts until Feb. 20, 2011.  Don't you just love cheap shipping?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

For Valentine's Day I made my Valentine Raspberry Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.  I used the Betty Crocker recipe below and adapted it a tad.  I adore peanut butter cookies, so it's not a surprise that I would drool over this recipe.  I've tried the original recipe, but I must implore you to try this with Hershey's limited edition of Raspberry Chocolate.  It's delicious!!  I love the smooth hint of raspberry mixed with chocolate.

Note to self: stock up on Hershey's limited edition kisses.

cup granulated sugar
cup packed brown sugar
cup creamy peanut butter
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
cups ll-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon baking powder
A bag of Hershey Kisses

Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder until dough forms. 
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place about 2 inches apart.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown (I only needed to bake for 5 minutes) Immediately press 1 milk chocolate candy in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. 
 I advise you to unwrap your kisses while your cookies bake.  I took a creative approach while waiting for my cookies.

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    Outfit of the Day: Winter Dots

     I'm attempting to spring into Spring! 

    I haven't done an outfit of the day post in the longest time!

    My unintentional medley of Forever21 & Target.  
    The above brown boots are one of my favorite casual boots. I got them at Target last year, and have been in love ever since! The necklace I got from AprilAthena7.  An easy outfit!

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    OPI: Katy Perry Collaboration

    All the ladies seem to be talking about the OPI Katy Perry Collaboration.  I have to admit, I am totally into it too!  The main focus of this collection is Shatter the black polish that literally splits apart and creates a rugged unique design on top of any polish.  

    The above image of Shatter was painted on top of OPI's Shorts Story which is not part of the Katy Perry Collection.

    Last Friday Night - is a blue tinted glitter massacre
    Not like the movies - is a wonderful medley of purple/pale green/silvery with a hint of shimmer
    Teenage Dream - another pink chunky glitteratzi
    The one that got away - deep berry with strawberry glitter
    Shatter - the star of the collection that splits when painted on dry polish

    My favorite polish from the collection aside from Shatter is The one that got away.  The glitter polishes are beautiful but they are horrible to remove!

    If you're curious or wondering if Shatter is worth your pretty penny...allow me to share that aside from the unique feature of the polish splitting on it's own, it simply is too expensive ($8.5) just for that aspect.  You could easily recreate the effect with a generic black polish but it would take you longer.  However, if you're into nail art or just want some funky and cool nails then I would check this out!

    My tip for using Shatter

    Choose a bright color that will pop under the black design and paint your nails as usual, allowing them to dry completely.
    Next, take Shatter and paint your nails as you would usually over top the the 1st coat of polish.  The key to a great design is not to be too careful.  The sloppier the better!  Now, watch the polish do it's thang!

    Winter Wonderland

    The past two weeks have truly been a winter "wonderland" in the eastern part of the United States.  I hope all of you are staying warm and thinking of pleasant summer memories at this chilly time.  For the few of you that have the delight of not experiencing snow, I envy you!