Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Behind the Scenes Video: 'A Blooming Renewal'

Hey All!

We just posted our behind the scenes video on YouTube from our latest Spring 2012 Lookbook 'A Blooming Renewal'. We tried to capture the essence of what goes on behind the lens of a camera and give you a closer look at how we developed our lookbook!

Thanks so much for watching =D

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring 2012 Lookbook: 'A Blooming Renewal'


We just finished wrapping up our Spring 2012 Lookbook! Its finally finished for your viewing pleasure =D Feel free to check it out!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Re: 11 Questions Tag


I was tagged by Aly7 to do this post where I tell you all 11 things about me, and then answer Aly7's questions that she had for me. Then, I must tag 11 more people, to answer 11 questions that I have for them. So... here goes!

11 Things About Janalyn Francisco:

1. I cant stand mushrooms
2. I would have been a veterinarian if I could handle the emotion of animals dying
3. I'm very shy when you first meet me
4. I am obsessed with mint green
5. I love ice cream
6. Currently I am addicted to McDonalds Iced Coffee
7. I have one older sister and she is 14 years older than me
8. I used to surf every single day
9. I know how to play the guitar and piano, but cant read music
10. I've been as skinny as a twig my entire life
11. My favorite hobby is reading

Aly7's  11 questions for me: 

1. How long have you been blogging?
A little over a year. Started off with a beauty blog.
2. What is one thing you really regret?
Not finishing my bachelors degree. But I will one day!
3. What is your motto?
Always move forward, using the past as knowledge.
4. What are you most afraid of?
Lizards and geckos! Seriously! They freak me out!
5. Who is one celebrity that you don't like?
I don't dislike any celebrity. If I don't know them personally, I don't have a reason to not like them.
6. What qualities do you look for in a friend?
Honesty, trust, and being able to let loose.
7. Is there anything that you wish you had done before, but now think it is too late?
Its never too late for anything.
8. What is your favorite book?
Oh gosh! Currently, I'm loving the Hunger Games.
9. Do you watch movies at home or in theaters?
I actually get headaches when I watch movies in theaters (i know.. strange) so I usually have to watch movies at home =( but I love going to the theater!
10. What time do you have to get up in the morning?
By 8am usually. My schedule always changes.
11. What is your favorite thing in the sky?
Sun hands down. I love feeling the warmth.

My 11 Questions for You:

1. Favorite Book or Author?
2. Team Edward or Team Jacob?
3. Favorite music genre?
4. Do you own any pets?
5. Favorite food?
6. Favorite makeup brand?
7. What piece of clothing or accessory do you splurge on? (shoes, handbags, etc.)
8. Favorite restaurant?
9. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
10. Any bad habits?
11. What did you want to be when you were little?

People I Am Tagging:
Since I don't have very many followers on Blogger, I decided to tag some friends through Facebook! Is that cheating.. lol and yes, I know.. its supposed to be 11, but I tagged only 6 =/ Im bad at this.. haha! Feel free to post your answers in the comments, or through Facebook! Or if you just feel like answering these questions and I haven't tagged you, go right ahead! Mahalo!

1.  Kelli
2. Michelle
3. Ivy
4. Courtney
5. Whitney
6. Lisa

Saturday, March 17, 2012

New Arrivals: Lucky Charms

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here are some new lucky charms to celebrate the luck of the Irish!

Check out our brand new jewelry pieces that are now available!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Arrivals: Buckle Down


We just got a bunch of new belts that have arrived in the shop! Belts are the perfect accessory for pulling looks together! I love belts because you can take any outfit and create a different silhouette. You can easily take an outfit from casual, to chic with a cinch!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Beauty Picks of the Month: March 2012

Hey Everyone!!

Its the beginning of the month, which means its time for another Beauty Picks of the Month!

Spring is the perfect time of the year to really play with color! In the psychology of color, it is believed that a lot of the time, the colors you wear or surround yourself with, directly affects the mood your in. One of the greatest artists in our time, Pablo Picasso once said 'Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.' 

In small doses, certain colors can be used to evoke feelings and emotions such as love, comfort, warmth, cheer, excitement and serenity. That being said, using different shades of bright lipstick colors such as reds, pinks, and corals can improve your mood as well as the moods of people around you, in an instant! For this Spring, don't be afraid to bust out that hot pink lipstick that's been lying around. Take a risk and own it =)

Here are some lipstick beauty picks for March, specifically chosen to start off the Spring season:

Lancome 'Rouge in Love' Lipstick'
$25.00 each
24 different shades
Sub-grouped into 3 different groups each with their own browns, pinks and reds:

Jolis Matins: Daytime
Boudoir Time: Cocktail hour
Tonight Is My Night: Nighttime

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These exciting colors are brand new to Lancome! I recently found out about their launch from none other than the famous beauty YouTube guru Michelle Phan, in her video 'Rouge in Love'. The color is highly pigmented and can last up to 6 hours! Its moisturizing and lightweight, and they have a ton of different shades to try. If your hesitant about trying some of the brighter colors, start with a color like 'Jolis Matins' which is a soft peach or 'Roses in Love' which is a rosy pink. If you get comfortable wearing one of these shades, try kicking it up one notch and go for a color like 'Miss Coquelicot' a bright coral, or 'Midnight Rose' a fuschia pink!

MAC 'Too Supreme' Sheen Supreme Lipstick Collection Spring 2012
$14.50 each
13 shades (10 cream finish, 3 frost finish)

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MAC came out with their modified Sheen Supreme lipsticks last Spring 2011, which have a  sheer glossy finish. These new Sheen Supreme lipsticks, called 'Too Supreme', are said to have more color, and more shine! A couple of shades such as 'Insanely It' and 'Bare Again' were revamped for the 'Too Supreme' collection, but 11 of the other colors are brand new to the Sheen Supreme lipstick collection, which will be added to the regular line of Sheen Supreme lipsticks, making a grand total of 24 different shades! Colors such as 'Insanely It', 'Zen Rose' (limited edition), and 'Royal Azalea' are all fun and unique colors to try out for Spring!

Dior 'Dior Addict Extreme' Lipstick
$30.00 each
16 different shades (4 are exclusive to Sephora)

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Sephora Exclusive 'Saint Tropez' 336
Sephora Exclusive 'Pink Icon' 366
Sephora Exclusive 'Holiday' 479
Sephora Exclusive 'Cruise' 486
I've always been a big fan of Dior, and their new line of lipsticks 'Dior Addict Extreme' is made to be long lasting, and plumping as well! They have a great variety of color, from your nudest nude, to your darkest berry! Great colors to try this Spring would be 'Lucky', 'Plaza' and 'Riviera', all bold and bright colors!

Smashbox 'Be Legendary' Lipstick (limited edition)
$19.00 each
22 different shades (cream and matte)

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There are actually 22 different shades in Smashbox's 'Be Legendary' lipstick collection, and they are all Limited Edition! So grab one, or maybe a few, before they sell out! They are supposedly very creamy and glide on smoothly. Shades I would recommending grabbing would be most of their bright matte colors ('Infrared Matte', 'Fuchsia Flash Matte', and 'Electric Pink Matte') because you don't see bright matte lipsticks too often, although a lot of makeup companies seem to be catching onto the matte lipstick trend that everyone loves to rock these days!