FOTD: Japanese Himegyaru Makeup Look

I have always wanted to try out the Gyaru look and after checking out Acen 2009, I decided to do a Casual Himegyaru-inspired FOTD.

himegyaru makeup

The two lucky readers who are going to the Makeup Show NY are

Mei and Crisania! Congratulations ladies! I will be in touch with you shortly!

For those who did not win, you can still get advance tickets at until May 14. Advance tickets are $45 and $70 for 1-day and 2-day passes, respectively. Tickets will also be available at the door at $65 for 1-day and $85 for both days.

2009 Anime Central Cosplay Recap

Soooo I stopped by the 2009 ACen yesterday to check it out and here are some pictures that I snapped. Pretty cool makeup and costumes huh?

Naruto and Tai Kamiya

How To: Wear Orange Lipstick

Spotted! Singer Rihanna out and about in NYC with bright orange lips, one of the hottest trends this season. Let’s see how you can rock the color too!

My Beauty Column in Me: in focus Magazine

Starting in May, I will be writing a beauty column for a new, Chicago-based magazine, Me: in focus.

The magazine strives to help all you young, independent women out there to empower yourself through focusing on yourself – getting to know and taking good care of your image, mind, body, style, surroundings and sense of purpose. It also showcases Chicago women from all walks of life doing great things, advice and various topics from local experts, as well as small businesses and up-and-coming talents.

Now you can check out their first issue (and my article on the latest S/S 2009 beauty trends, pages 14-15) in the digital version for free at

The print version will be made available shortly at various distribution sites throughout Chicago and mailed to all monthly print subscribers.