Sunday, December 25

Alex & Chloe x Forever21 Jewelry Line

 
 I usually don't really care for designer collaborations with retail shops but when I saw the jewelry line Alex & Chloe made with Forever 21, I was sold. I love their gothic motifs and just general badass yet dangerously-simple design. At first, I didn't know how I felt about the bling on it, fearing it would be overly gaudy to say the least but it definitely adds contrast to the matte finish. Quality wise, although all these pieces feel extremely heavy, its definitely Forever 21 quality. You get what you pay for and I have no complaints at all! I'm not sure how sold out it is but a lot of Forever 21's did not have them in stock even in San Fran and I have a feeling that it wasn't because everyone was diving them get 'em. Underhyped much?


Outfit of the day with the jewelry. I love that obesity & speed tank dress to death! I don't know if you can tell but I'm wearing my new gorgeous lenses which will reviewed next entry :). 

Until Next Time,
Mint

Thursday, December 22

More than Just a Face in the Crowd

Put together this outfit while listening to Designer Drugs - Antonio.

Late night sushi! I was going to record a video in this outfit but didn't work out as I hoped. Instead, I took a few photos to compensate. Probably going to film the video later this week :B.


Until Next Time,
Mint

Tuesday, December 20

The Stand In Make-Up Artist

 

I've been such a great blogger, trying to blog frantically these days to make up for the lack of entries and the upcoming review entries (I try not to have too many review entries every month to balance things out)... For Christmas, my beloved boyfriend helped me sell ALL my computer parts (goodbye gaming desktop!) and paid for the difference to buy me a MacBook Air -- I'm quite the newly evolved apple fangirl. Now I feel très chic sipping my corporate-chain coffee while blogging on my shiny new laptop outside my house. This gives me so much more incentive to write (plus its unforgiveably romantic sitting at a coffeeshop with my boyfriend till dark then holding hands and walking home. Especially with all the Christmas lights).

So before break, there was an bi-annual fashion show at my school. One of my lovely friends, Ariel had her line in the show but her make-up artist cancelled on her the day of! She called me up to help with the make-up and photography and I, being the great friend I am, gladly accepted in exchange for some home baked cookies.  Here are some backstage and finished photos :) 


Until Next Time,
Mint

Saturday, December 17

Feather Ear Cuffs and ETC.

 
So back to regular updates. A while back, Felicia at http://theseprettythings.bigcartel.com/ sent me this beautiful feather earcuff she made herself. To be honest, I expected some small cuffs but what she sent me was HUGE AND FLUFFY! And you guys all know how much I love big things (LOL)-- big jewelry, big hair, big make-up! The quality of this cuff is really really superb. Soft to the touch and yet durable enough to withstand everyday wear. Plus it looks flipping hot!! I've already worn it out a bajillion times so you'll be sure to see it in some outfit shots :)

Some other photos of some recent or not so recent buys and food porn. I bought all this cute jewelry on ebay only to realize they looked eerily similar to some Betsey Johnson. It didn't mention anything about Betsey Johnson but I'm still kind of iffy about wearing it... BUT THEY ARE SO CUTE!!! Anyways,  It was my boyfriend's graduation yesterday so we pigged out on all this delicious sushi. Live uni, blue fin toro, hamachi toro oh my god I'm drooling from last night's meal!!


Until Next Time,
Mint

Friday, December 16

Skyrim: I used to be a blogger, then I took an arrow in the knee

Wow has it really been over a month since my last blog? Well I think I owe a very good explanation as to why this happened because on 11/11/11 this baby arrived at my doorstep.

Okay obviously when I'm playing this shit (and by shit I actually mean the most epic game ever), I look nothing like the above photo. I'm seriously sitting in front of the PC without any make-up in my baggy jamies, hair completely unwashed, with five slices of pizza and beer to last me for the ten hours of dragon-slaying fun. But if I post that photo I'm pretty sure I'd scare the shit out of you.

I was at first reluctant to post this blog up because its a totally different topic for my readers but then I realized that to be a good blogger, you have to be a well rounded one. So after losing around 150 hours of my precious life to this game (I'd lose more but finals and papers kept me away), I decided to make a blog post explaining why Skyrim is for everyone -- for the sexual-deviants, the kleptos, the deranged twilight fans, and yes, theres a place in Skyrim for you too. 

I really want more female gamers to play this so we can brush each other's hair and talk about our epic adventures across Skyrim -- acceptance into the Thieves' Guild, stealing copious amounts of carrots and leaks and hiding them in Solitude, joining the Companions. We can laugh about blacking out after a drinking competition and waking up to the horror that we sold someone's goat to the neighborhood giant! What fun that would be.

HOARDERS


Do you ever have that feeling of wanting to keep everything you've ever owned? Well now you can! Almost everything in Skyrim can be picked up which means you can hoard as much shit as humanly possible. Now some people get creative with this and really go out of their way to show off their hoarding skills. Others, not so much but thats not the point. The point isn't what you have... ITS HOW MUCH YOU HAVE RIGHT? And the great thing about Skyrim is the variety of items you can hoard (namely, everything). You want a Glenmoril witch head? You got it! A hundred ruined books? Yes, please! Theres so much to hoard and so little time!

INTELLECTUALS


When I first started playing Skyrim, I tried to read every book... This was honestly a mistake as there are hundreds of books in this game with vivid information from how to properly pick a lock to the Falmer's history before enslavement. Maybe you are feeling like reading The Lusty Argonian Maid or maybe a Brief History of the Empire 1-4. For those who have a more keen interest in the literary arts, this is probably a heaven for you. 

ROMANTICS & SWINGERS


For those people who are a little frisky in bed, know that you aren't alone for Haelga in Riften shares the same feelings. Though I'm not sure you can participate in Haelga's ... "fun time", you can get married! I know I know its not the same, but hey its way closer than any ass you're getting ATM right? And your NPC wife will most likely cheat on your sorry ass if you neglect her so in a way, its like settling down and getting into that relationship you always wanted but will never have.

PSYCHOPATHS & SERIAL KILLERS


This one is a given. You kill a bunch of forsworn, bandits, falmers, etc in the game and you don't really give a shit. But for someone to really kill an entire town in Skyrim.. It's quite devastating. You form bonds with these people, deliver their parcels from Riften to Markarth, play tag with the children. I'm convinced that you really do have to be some sort of psychopath or at least extremely intoxicated to wipe out every NPC (as they don't revive without cheats) and save.  But hey, whatever gets you off! I won't tell.

KLEPTOMANIACS


If you're the type of person who loves stealing everything in the real world -- Swiffer Wet Jets, toothbrushes, Haribo gummy bears, enemas, anything, and everything then Skyrim is for you. If the thought of a bag full of stolen Nord mead, troll fat, and wooden buckets are tantalizing for you, then you need to start playing ASAP. If you level up enough you can even pickpocket the clothes off their backs like this fellow. 

FAILED INTERIOR DESIGNERS


With Skyrim, everything is an art. For those withdrawn wannabe art collectors, here is a safe haven for you to go wild with artistic expression in the comfort of your own home. Feel like creating pure havoc in your house with broken pieces of wood, ruined books, and other pieces of precious art that others so hastily call junk but never could? Now you can!

YOU


So for those people who are in self denial to any of these traits or who honestly do not see themselves transforming into a werewolf, decorating their house with assorted meats, killing the entire population of Whiterun, reading every book or collecting every item, there's always the possibility of playing the game as the "normal" human being and killing dragons, ending the civil war, or even just becoming a lone hunter-gatherer and saying fuck you to the whole story line. Whatever you want to do, theres always a place for you in Skyrim. So I hope this is a convincing argument for some of you guys to start playing Skyrim and maybe that hair brushing can start sometime soon.

Until Next Time,
Mint

P.S. All photos aside from the first one are not mine and are property of their respected owners :)

Tuesday, November 1

Cheapo Buys: Daiso & E.L.F. Mini Haul


Outfit photo! So for some reason, I've been getting really really bad eye infections lately. Therefore, no photos or going out or generally having fun for quite some time! But anyways, enjoy my Sexy Dynamite London shirt with two girls getting it on (haha!!)  And my all-time favorite kickass boots are making a comeback! After promising myself that I'd bring them to the shoe shop, I finally did and.. Did I mention how awesome they came out? I didn't even recognize them! I went in for a heel replacement and they completely fixed the scratched off leather parts!!

Awww yeah some cheap buys from Daiso. I think the best buys were the furry socks and earmuffs. When in doubt, always go for the fur! The socks feel as though I'm squishing my sore and tired feet on a newborn baby's behind (not that I would do that in real life) and the earmuffs surprisingly go with almost everything... Almost!!

Some things I bought from Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.) For some reason I've been feeling like a crazy orange coral lady lately and I've been trying to find a cheap orange lipstick. Cheap being I'm sure this orange phase won't last and I'll be stuck with an assortment of very expensive orange lip colors. Here I bought  Nailpolish in Mango Madness, Bubblegum Pink, Teal Blue, Lipstick in Captivating & Seductive, Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder, Blush in Candid Coral, Studio Matte Lip Color in Coral.


I've reached the conclusion that their regular lipsticks are pure shit. Aside from tasting quite sweet, It just feels... cheap. Kind of like those lipsticks you buy as a child. I'm not one of those crazy ladies on T.V. that obsessively eats lipstick so no brownie points on taste and def. not gonna repurchase. Also, the colors on the lipsticks never match the site because I'm sure E.L.F. photoshops the same lipstick multiple colors.

Their blushes are the things you should look out for! They are pretty sheer but can be pigmented when packed on. The blush color in the bronzer blush combo actually looks like a dupe of NARS orgasm and I prefer it to orgasm :) Also, that matte lip color is def. my "my lips but better" lipstick as of now.

LONG STORY SHORT. Dont buy the cheapo lipsticks, and go for the blush! At 3 dollars a pop, you can't lose. Next up will be badass jewelry & an updated  awww yeahhh!!!

Until Next Time,
Mint

Saturday, October 22

EOS Bubble Grey Circle Lens Review From Shoppingholics & Giveaway Winner


DRAMATIC LENS CALLS FOR DRAMATIC PICTUREEEE!! I wanted to get some circle lenses that were more spooky, less big eye girly look lately (mostly for Halloween) so luckily, Shoppingholics contacted me and we arranged a circle lens review. When their order came,  I was so happy about the packaging! The circle lenses were in a cute box and I finally got those cute pig contact cases (I kept seeing them everywhere and I, too wanted pigs to adorn my lenses)! Along with my order, they sent me one of those velcro out of hair holders. Great customer service :) I chose EOS bubble gray because unlike the regular circle lenses, they don't have an outer ring. I guess these could be classified as regular color contact lenses if it wasnt for the size.


Close up of how it looks. The pros of this circle lens is that it is very thin and comfortable. The color is super light and its very visible. I like how it looks IRL but pictures dont really do it justice Cons are that it doesn't give enlargement AT ALL. So if you want huge freaky ass dolly eyes, opt out of this. If you wanna have sexy cat eyes, go all in!! These are definitely contacts that look good with or without make-up. I've done really subtle make-up and it looks amazing! But thats because I like really eyecatching, dramatic colors.



Overall -- I give it a 8/10. This would be a perfect circle lens if they added a subtle dark/medium grey ring around the edge so I'm knocking off two points for it. 10/10 for the service though :)

Now onto my giveaway winner. It was really frustrating picking a winner because there were actually two to three people who won but they either shut down their blog or put it on private, leading me to disqualify them ): Remember to follow the rules people!! But after generating and regenerating and giving me a major headache.. the winner issss (drum rolls) MILKY WAY HEART!! Email me or comment below for your prize! Thank you for participating everyone!

I also have one more small prize to give out. I really like it when people do things and don't expect anything in return. Yeah I know a lot of you guys are comment shy and don't wanna talk to me /le cries/ but I value comments a lot (which is why I try my hardest to respond to each and every one in a timely manner). So I generated ANOTHER PRIZE... but this time I took all the comments from a random blog (so all the people who comment for the hell of it get a shot) and .... THE WINNER ISSS --> KT!! Contact me for the small prize :) (for those who are really nosy the blog was the one on 09/09/11.)

Until Next Time,
Mint

P.S. I've decided a solution to my iphone pics vs dslr pics and IVE MADE A TUMBLR!! --> hystericmint.tumblr.com so add me to see all my hip photos (lulz)

Tuesday, October 18

Promise Me a Rose Garden


Promised myself all these fantabulous things for October until school started REALLY whipping my ass >: No halloween video /sad face/ but its okay! I'm gonna take it slow and make videos as they come. 

Schools been more than a bitch. And as sad as my time management is, I still find time to exercise! I work out three to four times a week now and so far I've lost a good 8 pounds that stays off (not like those gross yucky starvation diets). I think the biggest whoa factor was when I lost two inches off my waist... WOW I MUST HAVE BEEN EATING PURE SHIT AND BEING A FATASS FOR THE LONGEST TIME!

But anyways, I'm really sad that I havent been able to share all the fun shit I bought with you guys!! (Like that more than awethum sweater. I've been in a sweater phase right now but lets not go off topic) BUT I WILL SHARE THE FACT THAT I BOUGHT AN IPHONE4S WHO0TWHO0T!! I've already spammed my twitter with more than enough images of food with faces :> (add me at @hystericmint to witness this epic food face epidemic that is sweeping the nation.. well okay just me)... Next post will be the giveaway winner anddddd........ a bitchy review!! Just kidding its not bitchy at all... I just ruined the surprise for you >:

& ONE MORE THING... DO YOU GUYS PREFER MORE BLOGS BUT WITH SHITTIER QUALITY IMAGES (via iphone) or less blogs but with dslr images? I noticed that people do not enjoy the iphone camho photos which is perfectly understandable because I hate those myself but I mean its way easier. I promise that my photos will be way more kickass than regular camho photos. ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS PLEASEEE


Until Next Time,
Mint
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