Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Birthday: H2O Run

First charity project I did with Mr.Penguin. It was really stressful because its the season of a million other people fundraising. As a competitive student, a lot of time were dedicated in raising the goal originally set out. As my first fundraiser, it was a learning curve. But registering for the run will be less of a workload mentally. Looking forward to celebrating with friends next year :)

Total funds raised: $500 in 2 weeks.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

NYX: Be Fierce. Be Fabulous.

 Be Fierce. Be Fabulous.

NYX is one of the products that caught my attention about a few years back.
The first time I came across the brand was in a grocery store while browsing around. Shortly after, there were a number of beauty gurus who rated this brand highly in its products. Soon after, I bought my first eye liner. It was one of the best drugstore products I've bought. The color was pigmented and it was easy to apply because the color glides on the skin nicely.

For fall collection, we see a number of NYX products to be introduced to London Drug's shelves. One of the most notable trends is the "natural" look. A combination of natural colors ( different shades of brown and black) will define the eyes but appears to have makeup at a minimal level, also known as the nude look. The 5 sets of palettes are comprised of different shades good for daytime or nighttime look.

From left to right:

1. Love in Florence Eyeshadow Palette
This palette contains 5 shades and can be applied for a daytime/nighttime look. Suitable for a weekend trip to mix and match the colors for each look!

2. Butter Gloss
A non sticky and pigmented gloss for going out with friends for an afternoon tea or at night going to parties.

3. Born to Glow: Liquid Illuminator
Time to enhance the face with a lightweight illuminator. It acts as a highlighter to the face for a flawless finish.

Glam Liner (Waterproof)
To spend a day/weekend at the beach, not a problem.
With the waterproof feature, it allows the eyes to stay in the center of attention without smudging or having to reapply.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

London Drugs: Come Fly With Us Event

Came across this opportunity through Twitter about a week before my birthday (Yippee!). I enjoy shopping at London Drugs for cosmetics because they have a large selection of brands. In addition, there was always a sale going on which is perfect for college students, like me. Sometimes I need good quality cosmetics to put on for business networking events. Due to the nature of my studies, I have become more aware in the
heavy marketing used in this industry. 

When I heard about the event, I was thrilled to attend. As a part-time blogger, I love to share and record my findings. At first I was a little hesitant, but Cynnamon is an amazing lady who helped arrange my transportation after we went on an email conversation for several hours. (Coincidentally, I had class and meeting that night ><) 

On the day of, it was my first time taking the helijet across the waters to Richmond. I have taken the plane many times, but a private helijet was definitely my first. After the helijet, there was a Limousine ride to the destination (LAC), too cool!! 

As soon as I stepped into the venue, it was beyond what I have expected. 
Similar to a convention, there were different booths which showcased their brand and upcoming products. On top of that, there was also a bar situated in the middle for guests to enjoy a complementary drink. The color theme of the event was White which provided an exceptional taste of elegance. The event was well executed with well-coordinated partners and transportation. 

There were some brands which I personally really liked such as Revlon, NYX, and Conair. Some brands I am really excited to try out were Lise Watier, Annabelle, John Freida, Layla Cosmetics, LASHEM. Will be blogging them in the next few posts. 

Stay tuned :) 

Friday, June 21, 2013

My most enjoyable interview, ever!

Looking back at my purchasing history, the first pair I ordered (free!) was a Hugo Boss metal framed glasses. (It was my favorite pair at the time till it came apart from wear and tear. It was dated on Jun 18/2010 (three years back) For only $15, it was a STEAL! Since then, I've been ordering from clearly contacts and no where else. The prices were affordable for college students on student loans. Every now and then my glasses break (ie. playing volleyball), so its definitely within my budget.

Since then I wanted to apply to work at clearly contacts. However, I wasn't able to because my full-time studies took up most of my daytime. In addition, I lacked the experience needed for a number of positions. Thus I waited till my schooling days are almost done...

Then I came across Clearly Contacts happy hour hiring fair a few weeks back through a friend on Facebook. Being one of those individuals who loves to try new things, I decided to attend. *clicks attend*
Though the description was a little vague, I brainstormed a few stories to share.

The event was really well executed ( from seeing a number of events planned and organized thus far) and met  a number of really outgoing and motivated individuals. Applicants came from as far East as Ottawa, and some grew up in Vancouver with so many amazing stories to share!

It was very considerate of the company to provide drinks and appies to applicants. Because the hiring fair took place at O Lounge, it was a relaxing atmosphere that allowed applicants to start conversations in a more personal manner.

Looking forward to joining the team ( If I make the cut :D)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

What is the birthday girl up to this week?

My birthday is coming up this Saturday (June 22nd)! I am super excited about all the events happening this week. A little brief sharing post on the great adventures and new experiences I'll be trying out.

With a big love of making lists, let's start:

1. CKNW orphan's fund internship interview
Actively looking for a job to start my career before getting my BBA degree. 
This is a great not-for-profit organization who gives back to the community through assisting the physically, mentally challenged, and disadvantaged children. It was my pleasure to learn about the different initiatives great people do. 

2. Education Council Meeting (last one before Fall semester)
As a student representative on the Langara Education Council, we vote on behalf of the student population in   all proposed academic changes. This is usually voting for a proposal of a new course/program, changing requirements of an existing course, or "new information" with changes in the continuing studies (adult education) realm. 

Looking forward to some new restrictions imposed on some BBA courses, additional options for international students, and changes in the applied planning program. 

3. Come fly with us (An event organized by London Drugs)
Was super lucky (probably birthday luck, *wink*) to hear about a beauty event that London Drugs organized at the London Aviation Centre. It showcased a number of new collections by different beauty partners: Annabelle, Mineral Fusion, NYX, Revlon, Mabelline NY, Cargo Cosmetics, Red Carpet Manicure, Layla Cosmetics, Lise Watier, John Frieda, Nexxus, London Drugs, Conair, got2b, LashEM, and Jouviance. There was a few booths which I didn't have time to visit, unfortunately. But will be writing for some of the ones I've seen in the upcoming week. BIG LOVE for new things. 

4. Fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign Workshop (via Trade School Van
Trade School Van is a community based group where individuals from different backgrounds offers to teach something they have expertise in. In return, students can barter specific items (upon request by the teacher) for knowledge. Looking forward TO THIS!! 

5. Make Music Vancouver Festival in Gastown/Yaletown
A community-based free event for everyone! With a great opportunity to listen to the local artists/band perform throughout the streets. There'll be over 300 performers in over 4 hours long performances. Whether you're taking a stroll downtown after dinner or going on a date, this is the perfect event for you!

6. Run for H2O for clean water in Guatemala (on my birthday TOO!)
This year, I wanted to do something different. No extravagant party with over 100 guests, or planning a birthday dinner in hopes to get gifts as the main purpose. (Not that I do those haha) BUT to contribute and make a difference in the world. What would be better than to celebrate it by "the act of giving" on the day my mom gave the world, me? So this year I will be celebrating my birthday by fundraising $500 to help 5 individuals in Guatemala with a lifetime of clean water. I take it for granted the fresh, filtered water in Vancouver when someone is having trouble surviving on the other side of the world. It hurts to think about it.
Would love if everyone can put a piece of their heart in this great cause!  

This takes place in Britannia Oval Field on Sunday, April 23rd, around 9PM. A good time to wind down an eventful week and take out the beach towel to watch this under the starry night.