February 27, 2012

NOTD: The New French Tip

Last week, I posted a picture on the Miloberry Facebook Page of a nail I did that was inspired by what's been seen in London and New York Fashion Week. 

I didn't do the greatest job, and I actually meant to do a thinner french tip... (better do a better job next time) :)

This is the look I was going for, but kinda failed... and actually J.Lo rocked this type of french tip at the Oscars on Sunday.

Anyhow, to achieve this look, I started by cleaning my nails and cuticles....
And I put two coats of white nail polish to ensure that my nude nail polish will show it's true color.  I used China Glaze, Moonlight (#622).

Then I applied one thick coat of the OPI - Hopeless in Love.

Then for the french tip, I used the Sally Hansen nail art pen in black. And lined and filled in the tips.  I started the french tip thin then it got thicker and thicker as I tried to perfect the line.... Oops

This nail art pen has a small tip to make the nail art precise and easier....  but the formula that they use isn't that great.

Then I let it dry and applied my favorite top coat- Seche Vite to finish off the look. 

But overall, I liked how it turned out....  I know I'll do a better job next time. :) 

February 22, 2012

Review: OttLite Bulbs - It'll change your life! and your eyes!

Today will be a non- beauty related post.  While surfing the web yesterday, I found something called the OttLite and I had never heard of it.  So I decided to do some research.  It's a new kind of light/ light bulb technology that allows you to basically see in High Definition (simply put).  Light allows you to see many ranges of the color spectrum, it's easy on your eyes while reading, allows you to see true color, and very close to natural daylight.  It's very comparable to flourescent light without harsh bright lights that can strain your eyes and you need fewer bulbs of the OttLite to achieve the same clarity.  But most of all, I was getting tired of seeing myself in yellow/orangey tone that you get from regular light bulbs. 

I was really excited about these light bulbs for the following reasons:
1. I can finally put on my make-up in natural daylight (so I don't look like a freak when I go out in day light)
2. I can finally see myself in true color and not yellow or orangey
3. They save energy just like energy saving light bulbs
4. They last forever! 8,000 to 10,000 hours! (that's like 5-7 years if you only use it for couple hours a day)
(for more technical/ data, please visit: http://www.ottlite.com/)  And you can also find a video on thisAmazon link here.

So... I ran to Lamp Plus last night and picked up two 20 watt (equivalent to 100 watt) for $19.99 each.  Pricey I know.  But I didn't want to order it on-line and wait forever to get it.  I was able to find it cheaper on Amazon with 2 day shipping for Amazon Prime members for $8.99!!!  I'll link it below.  So I will be returning these pricey suckers to Lamp Plus.

I ran home and put these light bulbs on my lamps right away.  When I first put them on, it was a bit dimmer than I expected.  But within 30 seconds to a minute, it started to get brighter (You need to give it some time to warm up).  Just like the energy saving light bulbs, it takes a little time to warm up and brighten up to it's full potential.  When it did, it took my eyes some time to adjust and it had a slight blue tint... but WOWWWW!!! These light bulbs were amazing!!!

I took some pictures to do some comparisons and I couldn't believe my eyes!!!!  I took all the pictures without the use of the camera flash.

On the left: Milo's sweater in energy saving light bulb (120 watt)
On the right: OttLite (20 watt) 
And look how clean and clear the blue looks!


Picture of the OttLite Box.  Once again, no flash used.
On the right: old light bulb vs. On the left: OttLite

Here's a comparison of all three lights. OttLite, Compacet Fluorescent, and Traditional light bulb.

I've only used it for a day, but I love it ALREADY!!!  While reading a magazine under this light last night, I really felt like the contrast in the letters and the pictures looked so much more clearer.  I couldn't believe that I was using that crappy light bulb all these years!!! It's like a blind person or someone with bad vision being able to REALLY see for the first time! lol

I highly recommend you guys changing out your light bulbs.  It's pricier, but they claim to last upto 7 years!  Even 5 years it's worth it.  Regular light bulbs burn out fast and last couple months.

You can get the awesomeness at Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Amazon. (Link ----->here <------)
Go Upgrade your eyes!

February 21, 2012

NOTD: OPI - I Don't Give a Rotterdam

I love this new nail polish I got from OPI Spring/Summer 2012 Holland Collection - The color is called "I Don't Give a Rotterdam".  It's a blueish grayish cream color with tiny specks of gold sparkle.  It's definitely a very unique color!  Under a different light it looks different.  I've added few photos under an indoor light and natural light.  I had to use three thin coats to make sure they are opaque, but I absolutely love this color!!!  But I'm sure you can layer this over some other color to use less coats.

Just a FYI- The photos do not do this color justice!!!!

Under indoor light (apologies for the messy nail application)

You can see slight gold specks in this picture.

In natural light.

February 7, 2012

Sephora VIB Event: Meet the Experts- Ole Henriksen

Last night my friend and I attended the Sephora VIB Event at Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa in Hollywood.  When I initially called, I didn't expect much... maybe a goodie bag, but they asked me set a time for my mini facials and treatments.  I was so impressed.  So last night was more than I expected.  What a great turn out!  Great food, great prizes, and great treatments.  I got a short massage, hand treatment/massage, mini peel pacial, and mini hydra facial.  And we got to meet the founder of Ole Henriksen himself!  What a sweet man!  And his staff as well!!!

All of his products smell really really (yes I said really twice!) refreshing and I love the colors that he chose for his products!  I got whole bunch of good sized samples from the goodie bag (that I actually want to use)!  I can't wait to try 'em.  I'm really excited about the Micro/ Mini Peel.  I've been looking to see if there were other good at home peels.  His products are very reasonably priced.  He also has wide range of products...

I promise you will see how super duper nice they all are here...
They are located at:

8622A W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 854-7700
Some pictures!

Some food that were served.  kekeke ( My friend and I were super hungry! ♥)

The facility of Ole Henricksen Facial/Body Spa

Aren't the packaging so pretty?

They had photobooth.. :)  That's me you see.

My beautiful friend.  She won $200 prize to use at the spa!!!!

Mani/Pedi area where I received my hand treatment.  Mani starts at $25!

That's me getting a power peel with Tiffany... :)

Beautiful ladies of Sephora and OleHenriksen
And quite funny how I know the girl from Sephora cuz I go there so often!!! She recognized me. lol

All products they use are by OleHenriksen line...

My awesome goodie bag!!!  Thank you Ole Henriksen and Sephora!!!  Awesome event!

Pictures from the photobooth.  Picture with Ole!!! ♥

Can't wait to go spend my Sephora gift card and try out all the goodies!!!