Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flying High

It's summertime, and many of you will be traveling.

View from our A320

I am no travel expert, (I just work here!) but through out my career, I have gathered some ideas that would probably make your travel experience a little bit more easier or comfortable....

1) Dress in layers -- many planes (especially domestically) will be used for more than one segment during the day. However that does not necessarily mean that the temperature on the plane will always be comfortable. It takes time to cool down or heat up the cabin, as it is bigger than your car, and there will be more than four people sitting in the cabin with you, so add the body heat of 100+ people in to the mix. People tend to only dress for the destination or the city they are leaving. Dress so the clothes you have on can be adjusted to the temperature change.

My best advise for you would be a maxi dress with a hoodie. Throw a long knee socks in your purse, and wear flip flops as they are easy to slip on and off (security) but your feet may get cold when sitting. A hoodie can be balled up to be used as a pillow.

Rachel Pelly Maxi dress (

Juicy Couture Hoodie (

2) Bring snacks -- Liquids over a certain amount are not allowed through security so you will have to buy them in the terminal but bring food that won't spill or SMELL onboard. Best snacks will be almonds (I like flavored ones like wasabi or cinnamon) and crackers like Gold Fish that can be thrown in a baggie and not need to be kept cold. An apple will also be great, you can just bite into it. The idea is to not have to need something (utensils, hot water, etc.) in order for you to enjoy them.

3) Check your bag -- I know some airlines are charging crazy $ to check your baggage. My biggest advice here is to check your bags AT THE GATE. It's free, and on top of it, because your bags will be 'last ones on' it will be the first ones off at the baggage claim. You will have to get through security so you will have to make sure to comply with the liquid rules.
There are so many beauty items that are 'airline approved' sizes now, and here are some great ideas!

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Travel safe!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer Day

The weather is getting warmer (hotter) and it's time to break out all the goodies that are more useful in the summertime -- whether it's for the 'anti-melting' reason, because of the color that goes well against the sun kissed skin, or plain heat/sun protection.

Here are some of my faves for the hot days of summer!

MAC Suntints Lip Gloss in "Just a Smidge"

I hardly ever wear lipstick because I am a lip gloss fanatic. In the summertime I don't want the thick crayon like feeling anyway, thus choosing this in place of everything. It's neutral so I don't need to think about my make up or matching it to anything!

Tarte The Eraser Concealer

Though for work I wear foundation (powder and/or liquid) during my off days, unless I know I will be in a cool, well vented area, I opt to go without any kind of mask like cover up. This is literally like a pen, and it matches my yellow undertone/tan skin perfectly!

My Summertime Perfumes

Alfred Sung "Shi"
Escada "Into the Blue"
Armani "Code"

My three summery scents!!

Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner
Sparkling Ammunition
(deep olive with gold shimmer)

Amethyst Android
(royal purple with silver shimmer)

I know many of the bloggers and Youtube make up gurus love the 24/7 liner by Urban Decay, however I am a huge fan of the new Tarina Tarantino line at Sephora.
It has more staying power then the 24/7, and it goes on just as smoothly. The colors are vivid, and during the hot months, I use the dark purple in place of the black and the dark olive in place of the brown!

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap Pure-Castile Soap Peppermint

Mint and its cooling effect is perfect for those summertime, and I love that you only need a little bit of this to get a huge lather going!
I buy the biggest size they have at Trader Joe's for around $8.

What are some of your summertime faves?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pink Nation

When I am working a flight, I never get through one day without chipping a freshly polished nail.

I used to just give in and get my once a week manicure as keeping nice looking hands is one of the things that is expected at my work, but it was a bit expensive to keep up.
I have never had acrylics and I used to calculate the days between the flights in order to 'get the most' out of my manicure + pedicure.
Being on my feet for hours at a time also causes a problem when it comes to keeping my toes looking good.

Recently, though, thanks to Ulta's buy two get one free (or at times I have seen buy 2, get 2 free) sale I see at least once a month (plus coupons that comes in the mail) I have accumulated quite a collection of OPI and Essie polishes.

Essie polishes (L to R)
Sugar Daddy
Peach Daiquiri
Chubby Cheeks
Tart Deco
Splash of Grenadine

As you can see, though, they are mostly the pink~purple family, and yes, I am gulity of buying the similar shades.

OPI polishes

I now enjoy giving myself a simple manicure at home and salon visits has become more of a stress relief/indulgence for me when I get around to it, versus something I had to 'keep up' with.

BTW a nice tip for those who paint their own nails.
Keep the polishes in the freezer until you are ready to paint them.
They will never freeze, and when you paint, the temperature change from cold to warm makes the polish dry faster.
Try it!

Polishes in the freezer

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

DeAnna from!!!!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

UPDATE -- Giveaway Result

Just a quick note to let all of you know that I haven't forgotten the giveaway result.
I am currently away on a trip and I have my camera at home, and I want to take the picture of the winner's number when I put it in the page.

There were total of 15 entries though you will see 20 comments under that particular post.
Two are mine, and there were few multiple posts, so I had to eliminate them, thus making the total 15.

As soon as I get home, I will get on that, and will post the winner!!

Thanks for your patience!

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's always sunny in L.A.

Downtown L.A.

I frequent L.A. more than any other city in the world, and once again this week, I had the pleasure of visiting.

My room had a small patio overlooking the hill

A little froggy welcomed me to my room

This time, I hung out in West Hollywood area, where I took a walk down Sunset, had some coffee and snack, and snapped few pictures while I waited for my friend to finish his day.

Coffee cake in the afternoon with iced espresso

Ever famous Chateau Marmont
We had a wonderful dinner at BOA to finish off the day.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


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Though much of my hair accessories are from stores like F21, there are pieces that I consider to be a 'splurge' and once in a while treat myself to them.

I love and adore the hair accessories from Medusa's Heirloom line.

Their sparkly gem encrusted items are gorgeous yet useful, and in high quality.
The prices run a bit high for a hair clip or a head band, (they use Swarovski Crystal) but for me, because it is so sparkly and makes me feel so girly, it is worth it.

My small collection

The line is available at department stores like Saks Fifth or Henri Bendel.

Online, they do not have their own store, but you can find a pretty wide selection here.