TO MEE!! :D was yesterday. But I didn't have enough time after the family gathering to share how my day went. Sorry!

The 'surprise' lunar & gregorian birthdays were the SAME this year!!
How often does that happen? Or does no one else pay attention to that but me? hehe >__>

I don't think I've ever posted a photo of my face before. Mostly because I feel very self-conscious about myself and I'm not very photogenic...Partially because I'm still slightly uncomfortable exposing myself to the blogging world (only 2 people in real life know I have a blog)

Primer: Ultima II Under-It-All Makeup Perfector SPF25; Highlighter: Beauty Credit Lovely Q10 Pearl Shine Make Up Base; Foundation: mark natural skin foundation - powder buff; Blush: MAC MSF Stereo Rose

I've been wearing this look for a few weeks now. I tend to go for quick, light, and natural makeup on most days. Very boring...I know! =X

What bestie and I ate on our lunch date.
Omurice + Tonkatsu Combo & Ddeokbokki

Paris Baguette's Blueberry Chiffon Cake

For the past 4 or 5 years, my brother and I ALWAYS got Baskin Robbins Oreo Ice Cream Cake. To the point where even though oreo ice cream is one of my favorite flavors, I am sick of it...After discovering Paris Baguette on 32nd Street in K-Town, I couldn't help but want to try their cakes! They have many flavors and I had the hardest time choosing which one. The first time I went into the store, they didn't have this cake available. After maybe half an hour I went to the shop again and this beauty appeared.

I had two cakes...

I'm not greedy--just picky xD The other one was bought by my mom because she prefers Chinese bakery fruit cakes (which I dislike) & she said there was going to be a lot of people.
Both ended up being devoured so there was no problem :]

To be honest, I'm not a big fan of blueberries. Definitely not whole blueberries at that.

I could NOT resist the PURPLE goodness!

It actually didn't taste bad at all. The blueberries that were in the cake layers were soft enough that I didn't mind them being in there. It also wasn't too sweet (for me at least. My mom complained about though, but she is uber sugar sensitive...).
I'd definitely want to try their other cakes in the future!

A lovely purple card bestie gave me. I love how she never fails to give me a birthday card with her personal message. People don't do that often/if at all nowadays...a nice thought that is being lost along with snail mail =\

I laughed a little when I opened her card to find this note. She mentioned writing down the names of my present, but I was not expecting this xD

I knew what it was before I even opened my present! Lush products have a scent that is hard to forget. I can't wait to use these!
Could anyone share how to use bath melts and the foot scrub?

The other birthday present I received from a childhood 'friend'/classmate's mom. (Sounds strange but
It is SOO cute! My brother loves it more than I do :P
Does anyone know if it has a name? The tag says it's from HK (I think).

Instax photos! Thank you bestie for taking these & for using your expensive film on me!
I hope she doesn't mind me posting these!

1st Giveaway!!

Lavenderlilac Dream's First Giveaway!!

**NOTE @ 1:08AM EST** If anyone entered through Rafflecopter...please RE-ENTER using the new Google Form. I was a little skeptical about using something that I'm not used to and it made me uneasy so I'm abandoning it =X

The long awaited giveaway!!

I've been on blogger for a few years now and have not hosted a single giveaway. Terrible and surprising...I know. But for the past few months, I've tried to accumulate some goodies for a lucky winner! These aren't expensive and high-end items, but hopefully everyone will still like it.

Thank you for everyone you followed me for this long! & Welcome any new followers! :]

I never expected to have many followers, let alone 81. It isn't much compared to others but to me, this is a big number! I will try my best to keep posting regularly and with more interesting content so everyone doesn't get bored of me and my blog :P

1. Must be a public follower!
2. If you're younger than 18 yrs old, please get permission for me to send the package.
3. Answer the two questions in the form (will help me make my blog more interesting! ^__^)

For additional points:
1. Share via blog post or sidebar.

This is an international giveaway!! It starts today, March 6th, and will end in one month, April 6th @ 12:01 AM USA Eastern Time. I will be picking the winner within a week after the giveaway ends. The winner has to reply within 3 days or else a new winner will be chosen.

To enter, fill in the Google Form!!

Swatch: OPI Last Friday Night

In an effort to clear my Drafted Posts is another nail polish swatch for everyone!

Remember this swatch?

Since I already shared how OPI's Last Friday Night is over a blue polish, here it is over white.

Please excuse the mishap on my pointer finger!

I used Essie Marshmallow as the white base. I think I used about 2-3 layers to build the white up. I don't really recommend it unless you have a lot of time to wait for the layers to dry. Marshmallow applies rather sheer and streaky. (Works better for a French tip mani though!) I think I used about 2-3 layers to build the white up.

The effect of Last Friday Night and a white polish is much softer and not as bold. I actually prefer this combo over the former one, just personal preference.

I would love to wear Last Friday Night with another white though...the hunt continues!

Any suggestions?