Monday, February 27, 2012

VIDEO: Health and Beauty Foods

Hi everyone! Today I'm going to be talking about health and beauty foods you guys should all eat! 
You can watch the video here:

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Cashews, Pistachios, and Brazil Nuts)
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranates
  • Salmon
  • Strawberries
  • WATER! :)
Hope you enjoy! :)
xx Lisa

Thursday, February 23, 2012

VIDEO: Haul - Jason Wu, Target, H&M, CVS, Tilly's

Hi guys!! I filmed a haul yesterday of some stuff that I got over the past month! :) Hope you enjoy!!

Hopefully Lucy will film a haul with the rest of the stuff, so stay tuned for that! :)
xx Lisa

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Colours From The Capitol" Hunger Games Collection by China Glaze

   I'm SO excited for the Hunger Games movie to come out on March 23rd! And I recently found out China Glaze is coming out with a nail polish collection inspired by the Hunger Games! These nail polishes are being released in stores on March 1st. My favorite colors are Luxe and Lush and Smoke and Ashes. I think all of these colors will be super pretty so definitely go check them out!

The nail polish's are based on each district's industry.
District # - Industry - Nail Polish Name
District 1 - Luxury - Luxe and Lush
District 2 - Masonry - Stone Cold
District 3 - Electronics - Riveting
District 4 - Fishing - Hook and Line
District 5 - Power - Electrify
District 6 - Transportation - Fast Track
District 7 - Lumber - Mahogany Magic
District 8 - Textiles - Dress Me Up
District 9 - Grain - Harvest Moon
District 10 - Livestock - Foie Gras
District 11 - Agriculture - Agro
District 12 - Coal Mining - Smoke and Ashes

What is your favorite color(s) from this collection? Let me know what you think about this collection!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

DIY Healthy, Delicious Banana Ice Cream (under 200 calories!)

Hey everyone! I made a blog post on how to make banana ice cream several months ago, but I finally decided to make a video on it! :) Hope you try it out because it tastes delicious!!
Watch the video here:

Let me know if you'll try it out or not and tell me how it turned out! :))
xx Lisa


Friday, February 17, 2012

Nail of the Day: OPI's Black Shatter + E.L.F.'s Sunset

Today I'm wearing Sunset by E.L.F. with OPI's Black Shatter on top. I haven't used my shatter nail polish in a while and decided to give it a go today. :) The shatter came out pretty good, but it had a bunch of scratches by the next day. :( Sunset is a super pretty purplely-pink duo-chrome, it's was really opaque so I got away with only 1 coat. I really like using the shatter nail polishes, and I'll definitely be using it more in the future! 
Here are some pictures! :)
Natural Lighting - 1 Coat of each

This combination of colors are super pretty! :) 

(Left) OPI Black Shatter
(Right) E.L.F. Sunset

Do you like using shatter/crackle/ect. types of nail polish? What's your favorite color? 



Friday, February 10, 2012

Seven Spring Trends For 2012

Hey everyone!
I don't know about you guys, but ever since I've moved to Berkeley, I've been waiting for spring to quickly arrive. Lisa and I grew up in sunny San Diego, so we're very used to wearing light clothing year round. But the weather isn't as kind up in Northern California, and I hate wearing bulky winter clothing. That's why I'm already anticipating the spring trends for this year!
I've been looking at a lot of magazines recently, and these are the trends that I've been noticing a lot in designer lines. I tend to look more at Asian magazines for inspiration, since I've noticed that trends popular in Asia often become mainstream popular in America a year later.
1. Sherbet Colors
Pastel/sherbet colors like lavender, lemon yellow and mint seem to be a big hit this spring season. Compared to previous years, these lighter colors have seen a dramatic increase. I like this trend because you don't have to dress in frilly, girly clothes to get that feminine vibe with pastel colors. These colors are also refreshing and cheerful to look at after a drab winter. Try color blocking sherbet colors! Or to transition from winter to spring, mix in a little pastel with your winter wardrobe for a sweet pop of color.
Ralph Lauren
2. Platforms
Go big or go home! Super chunky heels and super thick soles are in. This mean that the items you'll want on your shopping list include wedges, chunky heels, and a very recent trend: thick, flat shoe soles. With these shoes, you'll be able to pull off any spring style for sure by creating the illusion of mile-long legs--without sacrificing comfort. It's a refreshing contrast to the airy spring trends this seasons, and helps balance out light outfits with a solid, heavy base. Try matching thick-soled shoes with sherbet spring clothing for a more casual look. Don't have wedges or chunky shoes? No problem, coordinate socks with open-toed sandals or peep-toe heels for volume.
Nina Ricci
3. Peplum
What's peplum? For tops, the fabric below the waistline flares out. For skirts, the fabric from the top flares out over the fitted skirt. Through this contrast between what's fitted and flared, a more flattering look can be created. Peplum tops are full of personality, and look great paired with a skirt or pants that hug your body tightly. The waist above the flare is tightly fitted for a slimming effect that's both chic and stylish, but also sweet and feminine. It's one of those items that looks good on everyone because it helps to create an hourglass figure. Whether you're going for a sweet or casual style, the wide flare of the peplum flare would look sooo good with a pair of fitted bottoms.
Jason Wu
4. Black and White
Who says black and white outfits have to be plain? Purely monotone outfits (no middle tone colors like beige or ivory!) are cool, graceful and fresh. Drawing away from colors allows you to focus on textures instead. Layer and mix different textures like sheer, mesh, metallic, knit, and denim to keep your outfit from looking drab. This spring, white denim is a great fabric to incorporate more of because it allows for a more sporty, casual style versus edgy black denim.  Make things interesting with small black accessories and cat-eye sunglasses.
Emporio Armani

5. Sportswear
Speaking of textures, mix mesh, metallic, satin, etc. with sporty items for a sweet, girly look with some edge. Throw on a varsity jacket over a cute dress. Don't put away those New Year's clothes just yet--wear your glittery skirt with a baggy sweatshirt. Or pair your metallics with pastels for an eye-catching spring look. Other sporty clothing to consider wearing: jersey shirts, tops with number logos, or sweats.  Match metallic or shiny shoes with soft-colored spring clothes for a smart, edgy effect.
Marc Jacobs
6. Sheer
Mix sheer materials like tulle, organdie, chiffon, mesh, lace, etc. with everything! I've been seeing a lot of chiffon tops and skirts with prints layered under tulle or chiffon. I love how sheer clothing gives you a polished but casual look! To keep from looking too sexy during the day, wear light, pastel colors with your sheers. Since sheer clothing can be pretty cold, wear knits or heavier clothing over them.
Betsey Johnson
7. Gingham and Big Flower Patterns
Instead of your typical floral pattern, supersize your flowers for a bold and modern style.  Pair flower patterns with bold and basic items to let the flowers stand out. Black and white gingham is great because it's more mature, and not too sweet and girly.
Trends I've been seeing more in America: bold prints/patterns (esp. tribal/geometric shapes), elegant 1920's, cutouts, and slits.
So which trends will you be trying out? Any other spring trends that you've noticed? Let me know in the comments below! :)
xo Lucy


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Credits go to: Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Peter Michael Dills/Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week/Harper's Bazaar/

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pretty Valentine's Day Look Tutorial

Hi everyone! Happy {almost!} Valentine's Day! I hope you have an amazing time, and leave me a comment below with your plans to celebrate this holiday. :) Without further a do, here's the tutorial!

Hope you will try this look out, even if it's not Valentines Day! :)


Lucy gets a haircut!

Hi guys! I wanted to share with you my new haircut. I typically cut my hair once or twice a year, so I recently got a haircut, and this is the shortest it's ever been! 
Watch the video here:

What do you think? Be sure to stay at the end to watch for a sweet surprise! :)


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Health, Exercise, Nutrition #1: My Personal Story

Hi guys! This is part of one of my H.E.N. (Health, Exercise, Nutrition) series. :) It's all about my own personal journey to becoming FIT! Let me know in the comments what you'd like me to talk about in my series. Though I am no professional nutritionist or athletic trainer, I would like to share with you guys the things I have learned along the way. :) Let's get healthy together!
xx Lucy

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tip Tuesday #12

Hi everyone! It's Tip Tuesday #12, so we'll be giving you 6 tips under a minute! :) Hope you enjoy our video!
Watch the video here:

Tip 1 - Moisturize your body twice a day to have soft and moisturized skin!
Tip 2 - Use a base coat before you apply nail polish to prevent your nails from turning orange/yellow.
Tip 3 - In the winter, mix a foundation that's darker than you skin tone with your moisturizer to make a foundation that last twice as long and keeps your face from drying out.
Tip 4 - Use a brown eyeliner as your eyebrow pencil.
Tip 5 - Luminous bronzer can be used as a highlighting eyeshadow.
Tip 6 - Are your elbows or knees dark? Cut a lemon in half and rub it on your elbows or knees to get of it!
Learned anything new? Got any tips to share? Let us know!

Outfit of the Day - 2.2.12

Hey everyone! I haven't done one of these in a while, so I thought I'd do one today! :)
You can watch the video here:

What I'm wearing:

Top - Target
Tank Top - Forever21
Shorts - Target
Ring - Charlotte Russe
Bracelet -

Would you like to see more ootd's in the future? Let me know! :)