FootPrints left from around the world

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spreading the word (LA area)

If you're in the Los Angeles area:
Please come and help support TONIGHT, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Lucky Strike in the LALive! center from 7:30pm - close. The proceeds will go to the Sendai Relief Fund. Come drink, eat, bowl and even watch the Laker game for a great cause.
LA Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213.542.4880
Hours: 11:30am - 1:30am

Thursday, March 24, 2011, LA' s finest brings you Japan Benefit show. Live DJxDrummer set with Dp Sound/A-List's very own JayP Modesto, Rhythm Natives own Robert J. Fabros (BOJO1), and J-Fresh.
It's 21 and over only. $10 at the door. 100% of the proceeds go to Japan.
3 rooms of entertainment. hip hop/ funk/ soul/ drum n bass/ dubstep/ electro/ house
Club 740
740 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
Hours: 9:00pm - 2:00am

This Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Pasadena, CA:
This event will be for the people of Sendai, Japan (which the quake has devastated the this region followed by a tsunami). Please come together at this event and help those in dire need/assistance. They are currently running out of food and drinkable water.
This event will be held at Club 72 North
They will be spinning the best top 40/ rnb/ hip hop/ dancehall/ up tempo/ special Japanese rnb and hip hop
3 different rooms
drink specials from 9:00pm - 11:00pm
a tax id# can be provided since these proceeds will be for Sendai, Japan
Food will be served all night

$5.00 at the door
Club 72 North
72 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Hours: 6:00pm - 2:00am

Can't make it to any events? Don't worry, you can still help by donating here:
All details and full information are provided in the link for donating. (click link to go to website)

Thanks for taking the time to read this and please do spread awareness.

God bless.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Shop with a Rep Discount

Would you or anyone you know might like an ultimate makeup kit for an extremely low price?
This product here is being offered by a friend, Lauren who is a mark representative, at a super low price. This kit is worth $212 worth of products but being offered at a low price of $50. This kit is not offered in stores because it's exclusively for the representatives.
This kit actually cost a lot more than $50 but it's being offered lower because Lauren needs to meet a sales incentive goal of $2000 by March 22, 2010. If she reaches this incentive by the deadline, Mark. will award her and any other rep. who completes the goal a trip to the Mark.'s National Convention.
If you love Mark. products or have been wanting to try out their products then this is a good opportunity to try a lot of the products Mark. has to offer at a low price.
This kit is a Makeup Starter kit plus a super flip color kit is included.

The kit consists of:
- buff/natural tinted moisturizer lotion w/ spf15
- powder buff natural skin foundation in natural
- glowdacious illuminating powder in shimmied up
- good riddance hook up concealer in medium/deep
- bright hook up highlighter in golden
- keep it going longwear eyeliner and shadow in iconic
- good glowing custom pick powder blush in cameo glo and after glow
- i-mark custom pick eye shadow in whisper, fairy dust, plum velvet, and corset
- snap to it custom color palette in size mega
- totally balmed spf15 tinted lip balm in totally cute
- gloss gorgeous stay on lip stain in bare
- on the edge hook up liquid eyeliner in cleo
- scanda-lash hook up mascara in blacklash
- glow baby glow hook up lip gloss in girly girl
- glow baby glow luxe hook up lip gloss in sun luxe
- 3 hook up connectors
- make it go away makeup removing wipes
- eye shadow brush
- powder brush
- foundation selector
- mark. polyester tote with handles
- smaller coordinating polyester makeup bag
- 2 removable makeup bags

Lauren also provides samples with customer orders. Here's a list of samples:
. powder buff
. tint card
. mini lip gloss sampler
. i-mark. eye shadow sample card
. lipclick (12 pack)
. mark. skincare cleanser sample pack
. calm & composed (5 pack)
. break out plan (5 pack)

Super Flip Color kit includes:
- one all new palette with 9 shades for eyes and 9 for lips.
It's a two-sided palette with a range of shimmery to matte for shadows, flip the palette for lip glosses.
- 3 lip colors in lucky, plush and wild .035oz net wt each
- 6 lip glosses in oops, bitten, cutie, pop, wow and prima .035oz net wt each
- 9 eye shadow in glitterati, dusk, cushy, pool, java, fairy dust, sepia, piccadilly and edge .052oz net wt each

Again, this is perfect for you or anyone who loves makeup, who's aspiring to be a makeup artist, or simply want to gift it.

Payment will be done through paypal . Lauren will purchase the kit with her rep. discount, since it can only be purchased by reps. with this discount, and will have it shipped to you .

If you or anyone you know who is interested, please email Lauren P. at
Remember, this is for a limited time (until March 22, 2011) so orders must be sent soon.
Lauren would greatly appreciate your help in succeeding her incentive goal. Please, help spread the word. =)
Thanks a bunch xox

Here's a link to her video for the kit which she introduces the kit.

Win - Win situation Please help

What better way to help by purchasing something you wanted, you like or simply need to buy a gift for someone and still be able to send money for disaster victims in Japan. It doesn't matter if it's only a pair of earrings or a complete outfit, every penny adds up. Please join me in helping for a good cause and please do spread the word.
Please click the photo to link to Forever21's website. Today only, every dollar spent online today will go towards earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

My heart goes out to all victims of this disaster. That disaster not only affects the people of Japan but it affects everyone worldwide in some way.
I have a long time family friend who is from Japan, lives there and I don't know if her and the whole family is okay. My heart says they are but that won't stop me from worrying. <3

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm BACK! =)

Guess who? ME!! I'm back and let me tell you, I completely missed blogging. I'll probably start off slow since I'm thinking of getting another camera solely for blogging. That way, I don't need to upload hundreds of photos from my personal camera. For this post, I have used my iPhone 3GS so please excuse any lack of good quality photos.

Some of you know that I am now a proud new mommy! I had my first born last year in October. It was a very complicated pregnancy towards the end. My son is healthy and such a happy baby.
I love nail art and all things nails. But since I have a baby, it's hard for me to do anything without having my son suddenly need me right when I start doing my nails.
I was able to just paint my nails and that's it. No nail art. =(

So, I figured what better time than to review my new nail polish I purchased at Walgreens. The time of purchase, I didn't know any details about the product. What made me purchase it was the matte color selections they had available that I loved and the name itself. I purchased a total of three.

I purchased Rimmel London's Lasting Finish Pro in Electric Pink.
The product/company states (click statement to go to Rimmel London's site)::
Professional polished perfection for flawless up to ten-day color and shine. Enriched with micro-sized minerals that fill in imperfections on the nail surface... creates a smooth and super glossy finish for up to ten days of maximum color impact and shine. Advanced micro formula technology with active time-released system enhances shine over time. It captures and reflects light for color that shines with dimension. UV fade protection keeps color true... ultra flexible and long wearing with superior shock absorption and chip resistance... brush features a wide angled brush for a fast mistake-free prof. application... adapts to any nail shape and requires less strokes to apply...

On one hand I used base coat and the other I didn't. The first time I used it, I didn't know it had a wide brush which I thought it was great. Started to apply the polish and realized that I really didn't need too much polish on the brush, I was able to apply fast and didn't need a second coat because of its consistency. The color is true to what you see and vibrant. It did look evened out on the nail despite having a cracked nail. Drying time was pretty fast (approx 10 minutes I let it dry) since I did use just one coat. I didn't use a top coat (as mentioned before, I have a new baby and was thinking, he will start crying usually when I want to do something with my nails). In a way, I'm glad I didn't apply top coat so that I could truly see how well this product would last. The next day, it didn't look shiny on the hand with no base coat. After three days, I noticed on both hand, that the polish look scratch. For instance, like a phone screen. If not protected you can begin seeing scratches. I'm not sure if it would happen with a top coat. I will try again with a different color and use top coat to see if it makes a difference or not. At five days, the tips begin to come of but not very noticeable. Seven days, chipping on the tips are now visible and a big chip on a thumb nail (side that has base coat). Eleven days later, only visible chips are mostly on the tips but not any where else on the nails besides on one of the thumbnails. Through out the whole 11 days, the hand with no base coat, which was my right hand, was shiny at day one but started to lose shine and become matte. The scratches are most noticeable on the hand with no base. More likely to chip all over the nail if no base coat used .
I do believe a top coat may add more benefit in keeping in more shine. Base coat use is a must! Just one coat is all you need. One coat of the nail polish was enough to apply. I'm actually very impressed. I still have the polish on and it's 14 days now. I tried to p.eel the polish off and it chips off easily on the nails with base than the nails with no base. Color didn't fade at all on hand with base but color faded on hand with no base. More like vibrancy faded as well as shine.
Next color I will apply is Steel Grey. I will compare that with this polish doing the same, one hand base, other hand no base, to see if there's any difference.

Has anyone else tried this polish? Was this helpful? Would you purchase this nail polish?

photographed w/ iPhone 3Gs

Day seven
Day 11
top hand no base coat.
bottom hand with base coat.
Day 11
The thumbnail shown to the left had no base coat.
Thumbnail on the right had base coat.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Simple Green .. no not the cleaner..

quick post:
just wanted to share my nail design i had going for St. Patricks day. Very plain and simple, I know, but it's what i could come up with at the moment. Just had things on my mind.
I did free handedly make the four leaf clover. :) I was asked by a few people, so I wanted to make sure i put that out there.

Dark green (stripes,clover) - Sinful Colors in San Francisco
Glitter polish (all-over nail color) China Glaze in Sour Apple
Base Coat - Orly
Top Coat - Nailene Acrylic Strong

I'm in the process of creating some nail designs, one including a Prince theme.. hope to get that up as soon as I get a new camera. :)
Have any idea for me to try (free hand) let me know :)


Monday, February 1, 2010

an Ode to a fly mama

some extra recognition on top of appreciation as well as a thank you.
i have to give this special shoutout to L aka ladylonline. got to put her name out there cause i don't want some folks to miss out on getting to know a wonderful gal and tag along on her online journey. if y'all don't know who she is, please click on the following picture to visit her blog..
this gorgeous gal is amazingly talented and crafty. i think her and i have some great things in common as far as art/music..etc.. but wow! woman can paint! that's one talent i don't fully own and i have to say i have respect for her. :)
i'm proud to say i'm a new owner of L's art work. :) i wanted to share with y'all..

please excuse my photos. used iphone.. :/
packaging was so cute. i mean the tape says sweety. that's the closest to sweet lisi? lol

here it is.. the art. :)
it's the first thing i see when i wake up and the last when i go to sleep.
my room totally needed some art. i'm certain this isn't going to be the last time i get my hands on her art work. :)
i'd be a fool if i didn't own another when opportunity comes again.

..a small piece of L .. as in LoVe..
thank you L for sending me a lil something my way.
these two items are a def must .. valuable essentials needed in Lisi's life.
too cute for words and that lip care is amazing!!!

i freakin' love this. only in JP! i def don't see this around out here in my fave japanese stores.
it tastes so much like strawberries! REAL strawberry flavor. the scent is just like the real deal too. i haven't stopped using it ever since i opened it up the day i received it.
i got madd love for her and i just have to say.. THANKS L. you're amazing. keep doing what you're doing. i support ya 100%. ;) you inspire me to post up my photography.. still debating if i should.. but it would be nice wouldn't it? glad i've stumbled across ya.. i can go on and on about you.. you're just amazing with a big caring heart.

please check her out.. you're just gonna love her. show some love and support. she def is one of the flyest mamas around. <3

About Me

My photo
..I'm 28 years young, though I look mighty younger. I'm shy at first but fades after some time. Having a sense of humor is key. Don't have one, get one. You'll need it with me. I'm very interested in fashion and everything that has to do with it. I'm passionate about music! Just living it up day by day, cause tomorrow is never promised. I'm not affraid to say or show how I feel. I am human! DUH! Though I am careful in expressing them, people still tend to find offense either way so really I don't worry much anyways. We all have likes, dislikes and opinions. Take it or leave it.