Thursday, January 30, 2014

Color Me or Black and White?


Would you prefer a modern bold look or just a classic black and white one? Colors bring excitement and cheerfulness. Black and white or gray-scale conveys maturity and sophistication. I'd go with the color version of myself anytime of the day because I think every color speaks to itself. As a whole colors bring in a cheerful and happy picture. However, recently I'd choose the black and white version of myself rather. Having no color plainly stops me from browsing around and stops to think. I'd like to think. That silence is very much needed. It relaxes.
Everything is coming to and end. And end, to me, is a new beginning. I don't stop and never stop proving to myself that I could be a better self than I was yesterday. I spend more time with myself more this beginning of the year, staying away from influences [people], but because I can have more time thinking. Just thinking. I choose to live slowly, sometimes even pause a little bit, just stop and stare. What do we do when we stop and stare? We think! If I'm not happy by myself then how can I be happy with someone else?
The sweetheart Top is actually a jumpsuit I got from Urban Outfitters on sale for a really cheap price! I altered the sides a little bit to fit my flat front! Haha... Anyways, I bought it with an intention to wear for Valentine's or my birthday date coming soon. But I guess I won't be wearing it anytime soon, sadly! Why??? Well, I don't know! What will be will be!

Happy New Year!

Worthy Eyeshadow Palettes (& Reasons Why I Love Them)

Can you guess which palettes I'm going to talk about?

1. Lorac Pro Palette: (top 2 rows)
- Where I got it: Sephora
- Price: $42
- Why I love it: Lorac was a hype at the time I got it. It is actuallt worth the hype! With some mattes and some shimmers, Lorac has served me well in achieving both natural and smoky eye looks. For everyday shades, I'd use either mauve or taupe on the crease. Plus some brows, eyeliner, and mascara, and then concealer are all I wear everyday. 

2. Naked Palette (bottom 2 rows)
- Where I got it: Sephora
- Price: $52
- Why I love it: Warm-toned Bronzy Neutrals. Need me to say more? Naked palette from Urban Decay is a legend, I'd say! The shadows are pigmented and need none-to-little effort in order to achieve great looking eye shades! One color alone on your lids even looks great!

3. Naked 3 (Middle 2 rows)
- Where I got it: Sephora, duh!
- Price: $52
- Why I love it: Rosy hues. I just got this palette recently, and for sure I'll use this everyday! It comes in 12 shades ranging from light champagne colors to darker smokier ones. There are some shades for warmer skin tone and some for cooler skin tone. (The reason why I didn't buy the Naked 2 is because it's more for cooler skin-toned people).

A palette costs 50 bucks? Expensive, huh? But trust me, a palette will last you for a life time! For a person that doesn't wear makeup everyday like me, I think I'd pass these down to my grand-kids even! Haha... I've done enough research and read enough reviews about whatever I intend to purchase, so trust me on this!
Thanks for reading,
An Trieu

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter White

What I Wore:
H&M sweater (Men's)
Topshop leggings and jacket
Ugg boots

Monday, January 6, 2014

Annual Get-Together, Huynh Truong Toma Thien, MN

White elephant, Taboo, Potluck, and HTs
What I wore:
Blazer: H&M
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Disco pants: American Apparel

A New Year, 2014

Some great people, countdown, Bonfire on Grand ave.
What I wore:
sweater and chain: H&M
Skirt: Guess
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Dark Lips

“I said pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” 
― Marilyn Monroe
What I wore:
Lipstick: Mac DIVA, lined with Mac Vino (my ultimate favorite)
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Sweater: Topshop