Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Circle Lenses for Bigger Eyes / Last Post Before the New Year



I was sent a notification on facebook the other day claiming that "Cbb Circle Lenses" has added me has a friend. Obvs an account used to promote circle lens buyers...I love how money making capitalists are taking advantage of social networking sites like facebook and turning them into a ground for advertising and selling. *Rolls eyes*

I was rather surprised that these lenses were making their way to into the Western market...and that more and more girls in Calgary are getting into them. They're really popular with celebs in Asia in general (girls and guys alike)

For those of you who don't know what circle lenses are...they are basically contact lenses, and like color contacts, are meant for cosmetic reasons. People wear them as they give the appearance of a bigger iris, making your overall eyes look bigger and brighter and "doll like" . Circle lenses are a huge hit in Asia, particularly in Korea and Japan, where I believe they originated.

Examples of Korean Celebs Wearing Circle Lenses (click to enlarge)




Before and After





I fell into the craze for this about a year ago, ordering a pair of the Tutti browns (pictured above) and they do exactly as advertised...as soon as i popped them in i noticed a big difference in how my eyes looked! Those of you who own a pair know what I'm talking about. However, it became just a phase for me as they became to unnatural and alien like looking to suit me...not to mention that contacts (circle or not) just aren't comfortable and the dryness and irritation of contacts in general drive me insane. However, I've talked to some people who have wear them now and then and they absolutely love them. They're a great way to enhance your eyes and just another makeup tool in my opinion.

For those of you wondering where to purchase these, there's a few sellers floating around facebook (their credibility I don't know, as I've never purchased from them before)
and makeupforlife also does custom purchases from time to time...just check in with her blog now and then.

As a side note, this is usually a FAQ when it comes to circle lenses:

Are circle lenses safe?

All contact lens (soft/hard/colored/circle/regular/perscription/nonprescription) are potentially damaging. In the United States, regular contacts need a prescription by a certified optometrist to be obtained because they need to be specially fit to your own eyeball. Cosmetic lenses that have 0.00 power (plano lenses) are legal to sell in the USA without prescription, but most stores require one anyways.

In Asia, contact lenses do not necessarily need to be given by a doctor, nor is a prescription required to buy cosmetic lenses. Circle lenses are particularly seen as unsafe because they are said to be larger in diameter then normal lenses. This allows less oxygen to enter your eyes, often drying natural moisture out and putting strain on them. They also contain color pigment which can cloud vision when the contacts shift.

But the "largeness" of the lenses are relative - brands in America sell contacts with 14.00-14.60 diameter. Circle lense brands are the same. If you wear contacts already, check the information on your own lenses to determine if the circle lenses you want are the proper fit for you.

Almost all circle lenses sold throughout Asia are imported from Korea. Big name brands are usually FDA and CE approved. There are some smaller, unknown companies that produce the lenses, but they are not approved. Most of those companies are non-Korean brands, though not all. Do not buy them if you are unwary of the brand or seller! Always ask the seller all questions before buying :]

**Note: Just because you buy circle lenses in a country like China, Taiwan, Malaysia etc. does not mean you are automatically buying imitation lenses. Just be smart and research before ordering!
- credits to chickery on soompi

Monday, December 29, 2008

Eleanor Rigby

Hope everyone had a Merry Merry Christmas! I'm exhausted from all the Christmas shopping, the crowds and the cold! But nonetheless, I love the season, love the holidays, love the food, love the get togethers and generally everyone is always in such a good mood around this time! Ditto for New Years.

Anyways this is just a quick post as I only woke up to get some food to eat...I don't know why, but I keep getting mid-night hunger pangs to the point where I can't sleep lately. I'm blogging while I eat , but I plan to go to back to sleep soon.


Song is:
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby (has to be one of my favorites from them!!)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Old Yellow Bricks


My darlings, I have only changed my status on fb from single to blank...I decided to remove the whole relationship status from my profile.

So even if it says, "Samm is no longer listed as single" nothing's changed, I'm actually listed as blank-- I'm restricting my privacy settings more...as you know I've already taken off my wall and photos tagged of me. Hopefully that clears everything up and I get no more questions about that!!

I think this person sums it up best:
"Why does a person have to tell the world that they are engaged, complicated or single at all? I think these are private matters that a person should share with close family and friends. There's no need to flaunt"

- (Oh yeah, turns out I don't have to buy a new camera after all! My dad got the exact same one I wanted on my previous post just yesterday night! Hurray!!)

- (Man, no gossip girl for two weeks now. I need my weekly fix!!!)




Song is: Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks

Sunday, December 21, 2008

If what I read has nothing to do with me then I fully retract this post. And should probably stop assuming the worst. The coincidence of the date just kind of had me reeling.

I am cleared of the past. I don't hold any grudges and not everything I say or do has to do with you! I'm sorry if you think that way and if you misunderstood what I did or said (either of which I don't even remember as everything I said was just in passing.)

Of course I just feel uncomfortable when we're forced to make conversation as...well...what is there really to say given everything before? I don't believe in conversations that have a great deal of unnatural effort to them. I wish to put a painful past behind me and accept that things will never be as it was before (even if we've come to an understanding) I'm sure you agree with me on this point. I'm a different person from that of two years ago and you've probably changed as well...it's time to stop misunderstanding each other and assuming the worst of the worst.

I only wish you the best for 2009 and hope that everything goes well for you.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight / Random Tidbits

Mumbo Jumbo yet Again


- I am a true food scavenger. Not only do I have this compulsive problem where I HAVE to have some kind of food to nibble on while I'm in front of the computer, watching TV, studying, reading, whatever, I am constantly on the internet looking at food pictures. I save the pictures and randomly look at them in my spare time at school.

- I have this weird addition to Taylor Swift songs lately. They're soo catchy I find myself putting a truckload of her songs on my mp3 player and hitting repeat.

- I'm not in the holiday spirit like everyone else. I don't know why, maybe cause of all this studying for exams and the fact that I haven't so much as started any Christmas shopping.

- Which reminds me that I should be studying.

- I've been eating so unhealthily lately. Tomorrow, I'm going to whip up a spinach salad filled with whatever fruits and veggies I can find and cancel out the junk I've been eating lately.

- It's so cold out that I feel perfectly content staying in on a Saturday night.

- It sucks not having a proper camera.
Ever since mine got stolen in France, I have been camera-less now for 4 months and counting. So instead of being able to take pictures of friends, happenings, my cooking attempts, shopping hauls and camwhore, I've been forced to use stock photos on my blog posts.

Not to mention I'm still bitter over losing the pictures I had from Paris and the UK.

I'm planning to get one as soon as the holidays are over.

Canon Powershot SD1100

- I love making these pointless lists. You know what else I love? Reading people's "dirty little secrets"



Song is
Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Use Your Love



Well my love, have you ever wondered what could happen if what we have actually happened? In other words, if what we want to happen happens?

Of course, we may also be so impassive that nothing may actually happen although there is that somethin' somethin' but we just don't know never know.

So what I'm trying to say is, now will what I want to happen that I want you to know to happen, happen?

Other Thoughts of the Day:
- I am done done done with my econ final!
- I need new winter clothes. Oh blazers, sweaters, boots, scarves and hats...how I've missed you so.


I love messing around on photofunia.

Song of the day is:
Katy Perry - Use Your Love

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

$135 Abercrombie & Fitch Tanktop



Found this while browsing forums the other day:

100% cotton, Supersoft, floral screenprint with floral embroidery overtop, sweetheart neckline with ruffle trim, cinched at center of bust, empire waist, smocked in back with back tie-straps, tiered hem, moose embroidery, Classic Fit, Imported


Is this thing supposed to be orgasmic or something?!

Last time I checked, A&F was never couture. It's so outrageous how they can sell a tanktop for 135$CAD ($100 US)!! And even more outrageous that people would be willing to fork over this much without thought.

Man, maybe if it were adorned with jewels or emeralds or spun out of gold i don't know.
And since A&F is notorious for child labor practices, this piece of cotton probably took less than $1 to make.

A&F needs to get over themselves. Screw the supersoft, floral screenprint with the floral embroidery overtop, ruffle trim etc, IT'S JUST A TANKTOP.

edit: Found another one for 90$ CAD


I could go to Old Navy and buy probably 10 of the exact same tanktop.


Aren't we in the midst of an economic crisis? I mean maybe if everyone was basking in prosperity and riches and money was falling from trees. Even then I wouldn't even think of putting that much money on one of these.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pretty Boys are What A Girl Wants

Just thought I'd share an interesting article I found a while ago but never posted:

LONDON–Forget the square jaw, rugged complexion and tough-guy macho attitude – what women really want is a man with full lips and feminine features, according to a British study published today.

The findings add to previous research about masculinity and offer further insight into what people look for in others when choosing potential partners, said evolutionary psychologist Lynda Boothroyd, who led the study.

"What I've shown is that when people look at masculine faces they see them as being associated with dominance – which is a good thing in evolution but less good as a long-term partner," she said in a telephone interview.

In the study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, the researchers asked more than 400 British men and women to judge digitally altered pictures of male faces made to look more masculine or feminine.

The participants were then asked to predict personality traits such as dominance, ambition, wealth and whether a person would be faithful or a good parent, said Boothroyd, a researcher at Durham University.

But it wasn't the macho men who came out ahead.

The study showed these masculine types with larger noses, smaller eyes and thicker eyebrows were viewed as less faithful and worse parents.

Instead it was the "feminine" faces with wide eyes, finer features and thinner, curved eyebrows that were chosen as the best potential long-term mates, Boothroyd said.

Faces that also appeared healthier – like those with better complexions – were also seen as more desirable in all personality traits.

This helps to counter claims that masculinity is best viewed as an indicator of genetic fitness and immunity to disease, Boothroyd said.

"Here what I'm showing is healthiness is really positive and masculinity isn't," Boothroyd said.

"We shouldn't be thinking about masculinity in terms of health, which is a totally different thing in women's minds, but in terms of social dominance."

Source: TheStar.com

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For me, I like someone in between, a mixure. Maybe more on the masculine side..than uhh pretty. I'm not entirely convinced that a pretty boy will make me be a what they should be--guys. Rather, they seem kind of fragile and plus I admit that I don't like feeling like less of a girl. Pretty boys are very very nice to look at but it ends there...It's a huge turn off if they obsess over what I obsess over--clothes, hair, skin.

Pretty boys that came to mind:

Wu Zun. This is what I'm talking about! This is too pretty. Look at his lips, the skin, the big rounded eyes. If he only grew that hair a little bit longer...

I never understood the hype around this guy...even though I admit he has the features that I want myself!
That's unsettling to me. Turn off.

This sums up the majority of the asian entertainment industry. What's in demand there guys who look like the two above.

There are guys like this who go to extremes such as getting eyelid surgery and using girly skin cosmetics. I could never date someone who so much took an interest in makeup. If I so much as found out that he had more beauty creams than I did or spends more time in the washroom getting ready than I did, or checks himself out in the mirror every few minutes in front of every single mirror we passed by...yeah no. Game over.

Another case in point:

Vanessa Hudgens on Zac: “She wants to date a man, not a little girl.” “Zac can be incredibly vain, obsessing about his weight.”

Baby V was left particularly red-faced just before the 12th birthday party for her kid sister, Stella, on November 13th. Zac had a meltdown and refused to attend the affair after noticing a pimple on the side of his face.

“He just flipped out. He knew there were a bunch of girls at the party who worship him-and he didn’t want them all staring at his pimple.”

Vanessa was only able to calm Zac down after she gave him her concealer to cover up the blemish.

“Vanessa told him to stop being a sissy and freaking out when he gets blemishes. Sometimes, when he goes out, Zac even wears makeup to cover up his imperfections.”

“Vanessa doesn’t want to share makeup with her boyfriend. It makes her feel weird.”

I remember reading this back last year or something and cringing. Please guys, don't cross that line that separates you from a woman.

Gaspard Ulliel is the most perfect combination.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sway

Winning is a habit; losing is too

The Kooks - Sway

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Square One

I find it so unfortunate.

Coldplay - Square One
I'm going to never leave the house without some kind of painkiller in my bag from now onwards! This can never happen again!!

I feel thoroughly exhausted...got hit with cramps and a headache midday today and although the cramps went away, my head still throbs.

I literally went around asking coworker to coworker for some kind of painkiller, something, anything, today at work to alleviate some of the pain. After the 6th person, I realized that no one carries around anything of the sort. And so I went on for the next 3 hours feeling dizzy and not quite myself.

When I finally did get my hands on some once I got home, the headache didn't go away and I still decided to take it and go out. I ended up cutting short the plans anyway. I feel so bummed out about it.

So don't take it personally. Really didn't mean to take out my shit on a bunch of people today.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Live Forever - Short Update

Long weekends are absolutely guilty pleasures.

I had a blissfully enjoyable day today...went shopping with a couple of friends along with a movie and dinner at Moxies. I'm dead tired from walking around and eating so much food. It's been a long time coming and until tonight, I never realized how much i missed eating out! Food has always had the ability to smooth things over temporarily.



All in all, I'm breezing.


Oasis - Live Forever

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Someone make me get something done.
I'm so tempted to shut my books and go watch the election coverage.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I think....I think too much.

It's not a big deal, I know it's not personal, it's just hard to accept it and move along.
I want to almost giggle from this whole thing.
So ridiculous and inappropriate I can't believe it. What an eventful evening!

This really should be interesting.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yellow

I look at pages and pages of desserts and food when I'm bored. I'm so gluttonous and I don't know how to control it-- I end up overindulging and try to offset it with salads and greens. Because that's my logic. The vegetables will balance out everything. It'll dissolve aaalll the sugar in my stomach and viola! Healthy healthy healthy.









Coldplay - Yellow

Friday, October 10, 2008

A Lack of Color

Some random thoughts

1. I can't wait until this week is over.
2. School makes me ugly. Sometimes I wake up and I don't recognize what i see in the mirror. I have to pile on extra makeup to look back to my normal self.
3. The glow I had in the summer is long gone.
4. I'm stupid as hell in calculus.
5. You're growing on me.
6. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
7. Arctic Monkeys are love.
8. I wish people would be more considerate sometimes. Makes me heated when I think about it.
9. I'm turning into a huge health nut.
10. I feel so sick whenever I'm reminded of certain things. Sometimes, that feeling of downcast is so overwhelming. I try so hard to not dwell, but it's just a feeling i can't shake. I just want it to go away.



Death Cab For Cutie - A Lack of Color

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wow


Aaron Johnson!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

I have a hundred things to tell you.

But I can't even get a single sentence out because there simply isn't a chance.
I mean, I've put out all the chances I possibly can, but there's just nothing back on your part. Nil.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I am so tired of this. I don't want to care.
Forgive me if I'm feeling a little bit depressed right now. I'm just not sure how I'm supposed to feel.
I feel like it's always one step forward, two steps back.



Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another vague vague post.

You don't miss your water until the well runs dry.

It's difficult to accept my stance sometimes. I'm such a meticulous and choosy person, I'm passive and yielding. At least in this situation. I frustrate myself more than anything and I know that if I put my heart to it, things will turn out. But where is my heart?

I'd rather go through the ups and downs than cruise through middle ground.



I'm an extremely open minded person in all ways except this one.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I CAN'T BELIEVE I DID THAT IN FRONT OF YOU!!!! omg, im a ditz.
Both of us (hopefully) will forget about the whole thing okay?? hahaha

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Man. My expectations.
They're not that high are they? Maybe I need to lower them.
Sometimes, it's just hard not to settle. I feel like I'm in no place to do any rejecting anymore right now.

Why is it that you always want what you can't have?
It's a never ending cycle

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sometimes...we're just better off not saying, better off pretending, better off denying.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The sky is blue; I do what I do

Wow.

Why is it that I feel so much annoyance. Towards you. Totally understand some of the feelings and perceptions that people have of you more than ever.
Sometimes I feel like I've burned so many bridges from being so damn loyal.

Well no regrets right?
I don't regret what I did.
But I can't stop looking back.
...so is that remorse?

I don't want to see you or talk to you right now. Maybe and hopefully time will change things,
but not now.
So, laters.

People with their negativity with their little bitter comments every freaking time i talk to them are so annoying. I don't know if it's low self esteem or what.
They drag me down and then I start feeling the same way as them.
Some weird freaking form of osmosis or something
God! I feel like I have to go through like, self esteem therapy for 20 minutes after talking to them to recover.

These people have real power man.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Beware the Dreaded Myspace/Facebook Angles


So you’ve been talking to this hot young lady that you met on MySpace, Facebook, Friendster or one of the many other social networking or dating sites that are available online and you believe you have come to a point that you are ready to meet her. You get along great and have awesome conversations over the phone and on instant messenger. You listen to the same bands and have similar interests, irks, aspirations, and idiosyncrasies. In short, it really seems like you are falling for this girl.

And her pictures. “Wow” is all you can say every time that you look at them. The way that her hair falls over her shoulder as she gives you that sultry-but-oh-so-innocent look in the photo that she sent you which drives you wild. You can hardly believe that you have found a creature that is so beautiful, yet so deep and really into your interests as well. You’ve even caught yourself feeling a little sorry that you previously held the misconception that all girls that look this great are vapid and stuck up. But now you know better and you thank the internet and your computer every day while you have endless conversations with her while staring at her photo that you have now plastered onto your desktop.

You know she’s hot. You’ve shown her picture to your friends and they think she’s hot. And now you’re ready to meet her. But are you prepared for what you may actually find?

Well, let this serve as a warning to you because you may have just fallen victim to the dreaded, “MySpace Angles.”





The MySpace Angles phenomenon isn’t one that is new but is a growing concern for men, young and old, across the globe. Photography-savvy young ladies are utilizing crafty camera angles and even photo software to weave a type of black magic onto their likenesses that would rival even the most forgiving Glamour Shots photographers of the old days. These crafty ladies will bend and conform themselves precariously to just the right position to hide those multiple chins, unsightly bulges, and possibly even hooves in the attempt to rope in unsuspecting victims across the World Wide Web.

MySpace Angle:

Cold, Harsh Reality:

You may tell yourself that by being diligent about asking for multiple photos you are being an alarmist and maybe even paranoid. Additionally, the fact that this phenomenon exists may even appear to be mean-spirited and just plain wrong. However, we ask you while presenting this evidence to you today: Just who is at fault here? Should you feel guilty for ensuring that the package you are presented is the package you should expect? Or are you just going to hold out until the bitter end and hope for the best?

MySpace Angle Super Cutie:


Larger-than-expected Dinner Date Bill:



Asian Honey + Glasses = Smart and Sexy!


You’re gonna need more sake to be able to seal this deal!



Trippy little cutie that is sure to be a blast to hang out with:


In reality, “little” doesn’t quite describe the trip you’re going on.



A veritable Goddess at this angle:


But the light of day suggests otherwise.



This is a quirky little hottie that can hang out with the guys and still be cute:


Well, she can hang out with the guys, anyway. And probably drink them all under the table, to boot.



The emo girl of your dreams:


Or maybe your worst nightmare.



And finally, one late night you asked your beauty for some boob shots:


And you GOT ‘EM!


Taking a cue from Shallow Hal, love may be blind and beauty may only be skin deep but a fa├žade of smoke and mirrors is no way to begin a relationship and if the lovely lady of your online dreams isn’t truthful with you about herself upfront, can you be so sure you can trust her down the road?

Consider this as a public service announcement to all the would-be e-Romeos out there that are trolling the social sites looking for love: watch out, because you may be biting off more than you can chew!


http://mirror.canuq.com/3707851/dating/bew...ce-angles-pics/

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Physical Attractiveness Scale (1-10)

A recent survey I was reading:
The question was, on a physical scale, how much would rate yourself (1 being dead ugly, 10 being gorgeous/beautiful)

I was surprised by the results as I was reading through the replies:
Many people rated themselves below 5, and majority rated themselves sixes
Most of the people who rated themselves this way also added in that they had extremely low self esteem.

There were some that rated themselves 7's and some 8's.
Needless to say, 9's and 10's were rare.

It just kinda surprised me because I always thought that the general population would rate themselves 7-8's and there wouldn't be as many ratings below 5. I mean, of course the survey has its flaws because some people would consider a 5 an average person, but some people would disagree and say 6 or 7 is average. People are really coming down hard on themselves...and who can really blame them? Some responses:
"I would rate myself a 5/6. I am average looking. I dont think I am considered ugly or pretty.
I wish I was less insecure about myself though."
"I think i'd be a 5-6, because i'm too self-conscious"
"4 or 5. I'm average and maybe 6 when i dress up and stuff"

"To be honest, I'd rate myself as a 3 or 4. 5 the most =\
I use to think my eyes were really pretty, but now I'm lacking sleep and gaining eyebags >__>"
I seriously need to lose weight.. I know that being skinny's not all that.
Because I got a friend who's really pretty and she's not so skinny. Everyone even thinks she's pretty.
But my thighs bother me so much x___x argh! Haha.
Besides the fact that I have a few pimples here and there.
I feel so ugly being around everyone. TT___TT
And it's not because I have low self-esteem, but I really think most of my friends are sooo pretty.
Sometimes I hate when they say think they're not, 'cause it makes me feel even worse x___x"



For me it really depends. I think I'm a 7 on average but there are days (or phases) I go through that I think I'm a 4 or a 5.

It's especially hard to have high self esteem when there's so much emphasis on physical attractiveness. I mean, let's face it, looks account for a lot these days...you've all heard of experiments they do, where people are more willing to help the hot girl whose car broke down in the middle of road as opposed to an average looking girl. The better looking one will get the job over the other individual with the same resume experience.

Sucks doesnt it.


Well this is no doubt a 10. What a mother fucking hot piece of ass.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Gaspard, do me now

Okay so i cant help but post up pictures of Gaspard Ulliel...i mean i saved a whole folder full of his pictures for a reason! (plus it's kind of a satisfying feeling when he's the first thing i see when i turn on the computer and the wallpaper pops up)










Honest to god, some of these pictures remind me of THE past. The past, as in, CF AE.
This is only half the collection...i figured that any more and someone reading this just might have a nosebleed.