Thursday, September 15, 2011

lOvELySh. returns with NaVy && GoLd, NauTiCAl inSpIReD nAils - - - Go figURe (^.*)

HeLLoOOOoo My LoVeLiEs!!! 

I know it has been far far far tooOOoOOo long since my last update!!! I have to say I've been just taking a while to settle into this concrete jungle of a place called Honolulu (^.*)  I must say I love the availability of things to do here && the fabulous shopping, but I am a small town girl at heart and do miss the simplicity of home.  But for now, I will make the most of my time here in the "big city" and enjoy every moment that life has to offer!!! 

But anyway, on to the good stuff!!! For about the past 5 or so months I have been obsessed with the navys, the aquas, Tiffany blues, golds, creams, && everything nautical!!! So of course when I found out that Chanel was debuting their new nail color line during the Fall Fashion Week launching 3 limited shades of blue, I was completely ECSTATIC!!! Introducing to you all 2 of 3 limited Les Jeans De Chanel colors:

I picked up the colors *Blue Rebel* and *Coco Blue* at the event.  *Blue Rebel* is the perfect navy blue... it's a super rich deep color with a high gloss ultra shine finish!!! *Coco Blue* is a soft pastel sky blue that I would call a perfect feminine Lady Chanel color also having a high gloss ultra shine finish!!!
Only con to these high end limited polishes is the brush.  It is functional, but once spoiled with OPI, there's nothing that can compare!!!

Here's what *Blue Rebel* looks like with two coats of polish:

Now, to add icing to the cake... or in nautical terms, the polish&&shine to the golden anchor---


I just so happened to pass by a small cosmetics boutique this past Sunday afternoon && came across this gold shatter - - - 

I'd have to say my favvvv shatter is still the silver shatter, but this is a close second being that gold matches with so many colors && the undertone color-play is endless!!!

Aside from shopping, eating, school, && more shopping my roommate && I decided to do something we both love which is ceramics.  At a shopping center here in Oahu (Ward Warehouse) we decided to do some relaxation therapy at the Clay Cafe.  It's a little store designed to have the customers choose ready made ceramic pieces and paint/design them to their liking.  It really is suitable for all ages && the clientele did range from young to old.  We both picked out rather small pieces to start off with but because of our perfectionist attitudes, remained there for about 4+hours or so... I have to say it is super addicting && I know I have to tweak my glazing technique because my piece had a few small imperfections such as the unevenness of the color and also the running of certain colors... All in all though I'd say it was a super kawaii *fugu-chan* success!!! (^.*)

Here's the final product of what I worked on for a good half of the day:

I had a hard time deciding what to paint so I went with a chubby fish && turned it into a puffer fish, which when are babies or cartoon designed are one of my favorite fishes!!! 

Here's a few pics of the steps in creating my puffy:

But anyways, thank you all for being soOOOo very patient!!! Will be having a giveaway again soon--- kind of like a loVeLySh. welcome back to the blogging world hehe!!! 

Again, congratulations to the winners of the 1st official loVeLySh. giveaway!!! Please stay tuned to more inspired looks, reviews, && giveaways!!! Also, please continue to follow && subscribe && I promise to not be sOoO MIA anymore (^.*)

xOxO - LoVeLySh. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

The reason for LoVeLySh being MIA (^.*)

HeLlo mY LoVeLiEs!!!

Sorry for being so MIA lately, I promise to have the winners posted for my first official giveaway up in a few days!!! Winners will be contacted via email by the end of the weekend!!! 

I just moved to start a new adventure in my life && finally have been getting settled down with my place && getting used to driving etc... so please excuse me for the lack of updates && posts.

Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer!!! Please stay tuned to a super kawaii way to step up the level of cuteness to your cellphone x 1000000!!!! hehe (^.*) 

Please continue to follow, subscribe, && come back for more!!! 

xOxO - LoVeLySh.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mini Blog - Changing up your *eye* candy - let's go *DoLLy*

HeLlOoOo My LoVeLiEs!!!

It's been a while since my last post, mainly because I was hoping to leave up my *giveaway* post as the main attraction for my blog a little longer, but I think it's time for a little mini blog update!!!

I've been super anxious to try out these circle lenses that so many bloggers have been raving about!!! I purchased a few pairs more than half year ago && still was nervous to try them out hehe... I'm all for natural beauty, but I think that these lenses are a fun way to *animate* yourself.  I wouldn't use these for an everyday/all day look just because I am still a bit skeptical of it being safe for your eyes.  But I definitely think they are a great way to *DoLLy* up your eyes && add a KaWaII *TwiNkLe* to them (^.*)

Here's a few pics of an older style lens that I tried out: 
Geo XCM-215 Super Size Angel Grey
 (purchased from

Close up (>.<) 

Please stay tuned for a full review on Tsubasa's Bambi Series - Princess Mimi Circle Lenses!!! I will take you on a step by step process on how I make wearing circle lenses work for me (^.*)  
Because I'm not a experienced contact lens wearer && don't need them for medical reasons either, getting used to these circle lenses sure was and still takes a lot of will most def read about my struggles && small triumps (x_O)

Also, don't forget to enter my *FiRst oFfiCiaL LoVeLySh. GivEaWaY* && maybe you'll be the lucky winner to win the UD Naked Palette!!! - check out the blog post here:
 *Giveaway Link* 

Thanks for stopping by!!! Please comment, follow, && come back for more!!!

xOxO - LoVeLySh.

Monday, July 11, 2011

loVeLySh's First Official GIVEAWAY!!! yay!!!

HeLlOooO mY LoVeLiEs!!!

I am SUPER EXCITED to announce the opening of my First Official Giveaway!!! yay!!!
I've reached my *50* follower mark && I'm hoping that I will have many more to come!!! 

 There will be three giveaways meaning there will be 1st, 2nd, && 3rd place winners!!!  


1.  You must be a *Follower* of my loVeLySh. blog 


2.  You must *enter* by including your email address in the *comment box* and also include the words *loVeLySh.* somewhere in your comment (^.*) be creative hehe

Here's the breakdown of the giveaway prizes: 

3rd Place Winner will receive: 

Sexy Doll Face Mask, Lioele Crystal Muse Lipstick in *Sugar Beige*, Hello Kitty Little Maiko Boutique Clippie, && Official loVeLySh Green Apple Bite Cupcake Hair Pin

2nd Place Winner will receive:

Beauty Queen Face Mask, Sanrio 50th Anniversary Luggage Tag, Lioele Blooming Gloss in *Baby Pink*, Little Maiko Boutique Cupcake Clippie, &&  Official loVeLySh Green Apple Bite Cupcake Hair Pin

1st Place Grand Prize Winner will receive:

Urban Decay Naked Palette, Hello Kitty Strawberry Milk Mask
&& Official loVeLySh Green Apple Bite Cupcake Hair Pin

This giveaway will be open till July 30th && no *entries* via comments will be accepted after then!!!
All qualifying entries will be drawn at random through an automated number system && the winner will be contacted via email so I can make arrangements to send you your prizes!!! 

I am so excited to be having my first giveaway!!! Thank you all for supporting && following my blog!!! 
I absolutely love the Urban Decay Naked Palette && find it to be an amazing all-in-one go to for easy everyday looks or a smokified night look!!! I know that this palette has been so hard to get && always sold out at Sephora, so because I was able to get another one I wanted to share this found treasure with all of you!!!
 (I know it launched more than half a year ago, but I also know that many of my friends were having a hard time getting it, so it really is like gold hehe ^.* )

Please enter, follow, && stay tuned to more reviews && hauls!!! 
Up next, Princess Mimi Circle Lenses from Pinky Paradise!!! 

GoOd LuCk !!!

xOxO - LoVeLySh

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OPI - Serena Williams Grand Slam + Punch && Lemonade Summer Polish Look

HeLLlOOoOO My LoVeLiEs!!!

OPI Does it again, && follows the *in* trend of sparklies!!! With OPI's Serena Williams Grand Slam Series, they are introducing the *sparklie* color named *Servin' Up Sparkle* !!! I say it is a comparable dupe to the *Can Make* sparklie top coat!!! It's about time OPI got on the sparklie wagon && following in the Asian fashion trend of sparklieness!!! YaYyyyY!!!!

The beautiful royal purple they introduce in this line is called *Grape...Set...Match* 
It's a super rich color!!! Can't wait to try it out!!! Here's a few pics && swatches of the colors && color combos!!!  But since I just painted my nails with a purple sparklie theme before the launch of this line I am trying something a little different for my nail look this week!!! I guess I was slightly ahead of the nail game this time (^.*) hehe!!! 

1. Grape Set Match w/ Servin Up Sparkle,  2. Serving Up Sparkle,  3. Grape Set Match

I also wanted to share with you all a new summer line from OPI called *Nice Stems* It's a line of pinks and also includes a fun pink sparklie polish that has glitter chunks && iridescent glitter flakes as well, it's a total win win for a sparklie lover like me!!! 

1. I Lily Love You,  2. Be a Dahlia Won't You,  3. Come to Poppy,  4. Play the Peonies

So much color combos to play with && the pinks are just in time for summer, totally lovin the bright && coral colors!!!  They also thought of those summer weddings with the *Play the Peonies*, I'd say it's the perfect bridal color!!! 

Here's the look I came up with, following the trend of painting my *ring* finger a different color (^.~)
My BFF/Sister introduced me to this idea && I must admit it's super fun!!!
I used *Be a Dahlia Won't You* from the Nice Stems Line && Can Make's Bright Yellow Sparklie Lemon Polish as my *ring finger* color hehe

I say nothing says summer like bright colors!!! This is my *Punch && Lemonade* look (^.*)

Sorry for soOoOo many pictures, I just wanted to try and capture the BRIGHT pinkness of this color, it's the most vibrant hot pink OPI polish that I own!!! It's a must have if you love bold && bright pinks!!!
In person, this color looks even better (^.*) It's that amazing hehe!!!

I'm almost to my goal of 50 followers!!! I'm so excited to launch my giveaway!!! 
Thank you for stopping by && please come back soon!!!
Hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July Weekend!!!!!!

xOxO - LoVeLySh.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sneak Peak to loVeLySh's First Official GIVEAWAY!!!

HeLlOoOOO My LoVeLiEs!!!

I've been so fortunate to be having a lot more viewers stop by my page && I'm almost reaching my  *50 followers* mark so I wanted to give you all a sneak peak of my future giveaway!!

A friend of mine surprised me with these super cute clips that she hand-made representing my loVeLySh trademark.  I was completely floored when she sent me a picture!!! The clips are superr kawaii && adorable && really represent my cupcake trademark sooo well!!! Every aspect of her creation is detailed exactly like my drawing!!! Down to the sprinkles && green apple accent!!! I am just soooo completely in love with them!!! She also agreed to create more for my lovely readers in my giveaway!!!  I will include one loVeLySh clip with each giveaway!!! I'm super excited!!! 

 There will be three giveaways meaning there will be 1st, 2nd, && 3rd place winners!!!  


1.  You must be a *Follower* of my loVeLySh. blog 


2.  You must *enter* on the future *Official Giveaway* post by including your email address and also include the words *loVeLySh.* somewhere in your comment (^.*)

Here's just a sneak peak of what the giveaway includes:

Don't worry, I will re-post these rules again when I officially display all the goodies for my giveaway!!! 
SoOOoo exciting!!! Please help spread the word so that I can gain more followers!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!! 

xOxO - LoVeLySh

ps. check out this cute giraffe cookie that my friend made for me!!! He's just too cute to eat, but after I took a picture I just had to try this sweet treat out hehe (^.*) 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

KiSsSs your cracked lips GoOdByeEee!!!

HeLlOoOo My LoVeLiEs!!!

A common problem that I face is dry and easily cracked lips.  I prefer the nude, baby-soft pink tones for lipglosses && I really appreciate the thicker && longer lasting stickiness of  various lines of glosses (Personal FAV = MAC).
However, because my lips peel, the lighter toned lipglosses show the loose skin && conflicts with the thick stickiness of the gloss.  This bothers me for some reason because I want that flawless smooth shine hehe!!! 

I tried the quick && easier way of applying moisturizer before my gloss but depending on the gloss color, the loose skin still shows through && creates an uneven texture on my lips.

So, instead, I tried applying moisturizer to my lips before I go to sleep so that it can "go to work" while I'm sleeping.  For me, I need this extra treatment time so that my lips can be fully moisturized.  It's really wonderful because I can wake up with smooth lips ready to be glossed && left with a super silky smooth shine (^.*)

Here's my top three *go-to* moisturizers that I use:

Moisturizer 1 - Paul & Joe Alice in Wonderland Special Edition Lip Treatment Stick 
Moisturizer 2 - MAC Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15
Moisturizer 3 - Lioele All Night Moisture Lip Essence 

For *Night* use, I will sway more to the Lioele Lip Essence just because it is almost like vaseline, with a very thick consistency that will last && moisturize throughout the entire night.  Also has a fruity jolly rancher candy scent. 

The MAC Lip Conditioner is great, especially as a lip protector from the sun because it does have SPF protection from UVA/UVB.  Also has a light vanilla scent. 

The Paul & Joe Lip Treatment Stick is also very effective as it is cute (packaging sucker), it soothes && smooths to create a softer lip.  On non-lipgloss days, I use as a touch up treatment to add moisture to my lips throughout the day.

I would say I like them all equally because they all do their number one job of *Moisturizing*, but also have individual advantages as well.

I highly recommend using moisturizers if you suffer from the same easily crackable lips like mine!!!

Protect those luscious lips && give them the silky smooth shine they deserve (^.*) 
Till next time, please keep following!!! 
I feel a giveaway in the near near future (*^^*) !!! 

xOxO - LoVeLySh

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fashion Sweet Tooth (^.~) - *have your cake && wear it too*

HeLlOoOo My LoVeLiEs!!!

I can honestly say I am not so much of a *Sweet Tooth* and rather eat savory foods, but when it comes to *eye-candy*, I found a brand that I fell head over heals in love with!!! 

Introducing a line of eye-catchingly delicious jewelry && accessories that really looks good enough to eat!!! 
Q-Pot is a Japan based && designed brand by Tadaaki Wakamatsu. 
Here's the translated concept from their website:

Q-pot. ロゴ

Q-pot. is a “communication tool” that connects one person to another.

We create “Positive Accessory”, that those who wear them and as well as those who see them can enjoy and feel happy.

Q-pot. = Mysterious pot

No one knows what will jump out of it.

We believe that when a kind heart and a big smile spread across the world, there can be “PEACE”.

Everything is super *KaWaii* with such detailed realistic craftmanship!!! When I visited the Q-pot Boutique in Ala Moana Shopping center in Oahu it literally looked like a high end bakery delicatessen!! I wanted to take pictures of this wonderful place but photography was not allowed.
Imagine, Willy Wonka's candy wonderland with a million and one ounces of cuteness!!! 

A lot of the pieces are made to look so realistic.  When I use my Q-pot pieces, people often have a double-take because although it would be strange to have a chocolate covered banana slice on my phone, it just looks THAT REAL!!!  hehe (^.*)

Here's a few of the things that I own, again, I'm a sucker for packaging && Q-pot's packaging is so fittingly cute && compliments their designs well!!! It just makes me so happy to look at these fun accessories, they always bring a smile to my face (*^^*)

Tooth Phone Charm (can be used as necklace pendant too, love it's versatility) 
Ice-Cream Scoop Ring 
Choco-Covered Banana with Mini Ice-Cream Scoop Necklace

Only bummer thing, Q-pot can only be purchased online if you are a Japan resident.  They do have many store locations across the world though (*^^*) 
Boutique locations can be found in Hawaii, New York, Los Angeles, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Lebanon, France, Spain, Australia, && of course different parts of Japan!!!  
Here's the link to their webpage, check out their super yummlicious creations!!! 

Hope you all are having a *SuGarY sWeET* week!!! 
Please stay tuned to more reviews, hauls, && a giveaway!!!
Please *follow* && help me reach my goal!!! 

xOxO - LoVeLySh. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Natural Feathers, Periwinkle Sparklies, && Ekilove!!!

HeLloOO my LoVeLieS!!!

Just wanted to share with you some updated pics of the natural feathers I've been sporting thanks to *Little Maiko Boutique*!!!  Because my natural hair color is a dark dark brown, the natural stripes, blondes, && reddish browns really pop out to add that element of surprise within your hair!!! I love it!!! So easy to apply && gives some character to your hair!!!
**If requested, I will do a step by step tutorial on how to apply the feathers to your hair.  

My nail color combo of the week is what I call a periwinkle sparklie look (^.*) I originally was going to do a bubblegum/cotton candy ice shave look using the blue shatter && a bright pink but when I started to paint my nails I was feeling for a softer look vs. the edginess that the shatter gives!!!
(next week I shall use the shatter.. pics to come!!!)

** The purple color i used is called *Planks a Lot*  from the OPI Pirates of the Carribean line, check out my OPI POTC blog post in the *archives* to see the other super nice vibrant pastel colors from this line!!!

I also wanted to share a few pieces that I picked up from *Eki* at her handmade store!!!


If you haven't already done so, please check out my style mood - *hime princess* blog over in the *archives* to take a look at a collection of other super kawaii pieces *Eki* creates!!!

Natuical Bracelet 

Spring Tea Bracelet 

Royal Gold Earrings 

Also, a big *THANK YOU* to *Eki* for featuring my blog on her page!!! She has brought a lot of viewers on by && I greatly appreciate her support!!!

Please stay tuned for more hauls && reviews, plus a future GIVEAWAY!!!
Almost to my goal of 50 followers!!!

Thanks for stopping by, please subscribe && follow, && come back for more!!!

xOxO - LoVeLySh.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Prelude To Life On Oahu

HeLlOoOOo My LoVeLieS!!!

I went to *condo hunt* up on Oahu and although this trip was for *business* rather than *pleasure* I couldn't help but squeeze in eating at extremely good food spots && doing some amazing retail therapy!!!
Just a warning, this blog is *PiC* loaded so hope you enjoy my LoVeLySh adventure on Oahu.

As soon as I stepped off the plane, I was a little disappointed to be welcomed by rain!!! I thought I left all the raindrops back in Hilo... but not to worry, an umbrella was tucked away && ready to use.
 My Oahu *sister* Marissa && I had an agenda and no rain would damper on our food && retail parade (^.*)

First stop, Waikiki to visit my favorite store in the world && visit with some amazing friends (*^^*)

Take two... hehe
Fab4 - Steven, Karen, Me && Marissa

If you want more than outstanding, excellent, amazing, quality service at a Louis Vuitton Boutique please go and see Karen Phillips or Steven Choy at Waikiki!!! I can honestly say that I did not have a good impression on any Oahu Louis Vuitton Boutiques till I met these fine people.  Genuine, good hearted, && always willing to make your shopping experience fabulous!!!

Big Island Candies Cookies for us *Big Islanders* hehe
A Sweet Treat...
That's wayy toooo pretty to eat!!!

After making a few purchases we soooo needed to eat!!! Both of us were starving && it was pushing 8 oclock ish... So of course, the Cheesecake Factory was super busy && had a 45 minute wait... it's so worth the wait though!!!
I am a creature of habit so even though I thought of trying something new, I ended up with my usual...
Chicken Alfredo with Sundried Tomatoes && requested Angel Hair Pasta 
&& a Peach Belini
**The complimentary white && dark rye/wheat bread is a perfect pair with any pasta too, yummmm

We couldn't fit dessert into out tummys this time because we were just too stuffed, but I recommend getting the *Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake* if you have the chance, it's to die for!!! So heavenly delicious!!!

Sitting down was just too uncomfortable with our stuffedness, so we decided to make our way to the other stores we wanted to check out!!! Marissa was able to get her *YSL Arty Ring* she had wanted!!! Don't let the size fool you, this ring is very classy chic on.  It really stands out with any outift && can be dressed up or down to compliment all types of looks!!! It's definitely a statement piece that is very showstopping!!!
I love it!!!

We like to base our trips around food, so day two started off with a fairly new cafe in Korea-town called *Yougur Story* 

It's a very modern-cute cafe that offers a whole variety of delicious foods!!! I chose to get the weekend special Prime Rib Loco Moco && Marissa got the Red Velvet Waffles.

**Take notice at the red velvet croutons (^.*)
I also paired my loco with a Green Apple Italian Soda, isn't it just so pretty?!!

Another must have for me while on Oahu is Gomatei's Curry Loco Moco which is only served at their Ward Location.  It's soooo savory && to me you really can't go wrong with curry.  I love all types of curry; Japanese, Thai, Indian, I'll take them all (^.*)

The next day, Marissa introduced me to this new sushi spot a block away from Ala Moana called Sushi-San.  I must say I was impressed && their sushi was very satisfying for a more "fast-food" type restaurant!!!

Bacon Sushi
Spicy Ahi - Shrimp Tempura Sushi

I chose a right time to go up to Oahu because it is the turn of the season && a lot of new things for Pre-Fall/Fall are being displayed!!! Great for me, bad for my wallet hehe...
Might do a post on my fab purchases later, but this one I am dedicating more to yummy foods!!!

My last stop restaurant that always makes me happy is Mariposa in Neiman Marcus.  Don't let the location intimidate you, the restaurant is reasonably priced for lunch && the food is amazingly good.  I always get the Rib Eye Roast Beef Sandwich paired with porcini fries with their truffle aioli.  The aioli is one of a kind and because I'm not so much of a ketchup fan, I like using aioli types of dips for my fries!!! The rib eye is so soft (one of my fav cuts of meat) && pairs so well with the melted brie cheese!!! It's a winner for sure!!! I had this iced tea with mango && strawberry sorbet which I can't remember what it exactly was called but I highly recommend it, it's very refreshingly sweet!!! 

It's always sad to leave Oahu because the food && shopping are so wayyy better than Hilo, but I will be back there shortly && then I might be in trouble because of all the temptations hehe (^.*)

As always though, home is where my heart is && I will miss my family, furries, && dear friends so much when I do move.  Good thing is though, home is only a 45 ish minute flight away && always will be there waiting for me!!!

Thanks for making it to the end, please follow/subscribe && come back for more!!! 


I also picked up a watermelon umbrella that I feel perfectly parallels the interesting weather we have been having this summer!!!
Watermelon~summer fruit + umbrella coverage for all this rain 
= fashionably protected (^_~)v

xOxO - LoVeLySh.