Friday, December 31, 2010

Make Up Forever HD Foundation Review

I've been testing out a few foundations for a month now, and some of the brands that I've tried include Dior, Laura Mercia, and now Makeupforever. The first two brands that I've tried didn't work out too well, so I've returned them.

I've finally decided to settle with Makeupforever(MUFE) HD foundation, not because it's the best foundation ever made, but it's definitely one of the good ones that i've tried & would recommend to some

Make Up Forever Foundation

Claims"The Hd range includes complexion products designed for the new needs of high definition image using very fine ingredients for an invisible, natural make-up finish.

HD foundation combines flawless coverage and an extremely natural finish. The Sericite contained in HD foundation heightens the diffusion of light and intensifies the flow of the skin. Enriched with Relipidum, HD foundation moisturizes* (+46%**) and prepares the skin for make-up. Its usually smooth and elastic texture makes it easy to apply and a pleasure to wear. Skin texture is refined to give a very natural complexion."

30 m/ / 1.01 fl.oz
liquid foundation
plastic bottle with pump
light - medium coverage

Price: $42.00 CAD

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (water), PEG-10 Dimethicone, Neopentyl glycol Diethyhexanoate, Mica, Talc, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Laurayl Lysine, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Methylpropanediol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Phenoxyethanol, Dodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Chlrophenesin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propylene Carbonate, Biosaccharide Gum -1, Parfum(fragrance), Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben, Fragus Sylvatica Extract.

Repurchase? unsure

The Pros

- very smooth, slightly creamy texture (really like it)
- blends very well and smoothly into the skin
- leaves a nice semi matte, "natural" finish
- very controllable pump
- decent selection of shades
- nicely evens out complexion
- covers pores well
- skin is not cakey

The Cons

- not a long lasting foundation (4-5 hours for combination skin)
- not enough coverage for acne prone skin (sheer coverage & will need to use a concealer)
- shine and oily t-zone after 2-3 hours.

Recommended For

- people that have minor discoloration, freckles, uneven skin tone and other minor skin issues
- people who are looking for light - medium coverage
- will not be suitable for people who want a more heavy coverage for acne prone skin
-don't have very oily skin ( i have combination skin, and i would need to powder a few hours after wearing this foundation

My Experience

..with the shades....

While trying to find a suitable foundation, I found that finding the right shade is very important and surprisingly hard. For me, finding the right shade doesn't necessarily mean finding the shade that exactly matches my skin tone, but instead the right shade will enhance my skintone. I'm quite pale, and i like to find a shade that gives me a bit of a colour (with a nice pink undertone or at least a tad shade darker to make me look less pale). I've swatched quite a few foundation and some of them are very orang-ie based, which i personally really dislike, but it happens to work very well on people with tan skin.

Here I've swatch a few of the lighter foundation shades that they carry upon deciding which one to purchase. Here is a snap shot of the 3 that i compared

Shade: 119 117 115

Here you can see that, 119 obviously match my hands fairly well, with the yellow/olive undertone. 117 has a bit more "white" (compared to 119) undertone - you would need to be pretty fair to use this shade (else it might look like there is a white cast on your face) and 115 has a pink undertone.

The shade that I'm using is 115 - the pink undertone. It's just personal preference. My last foundation from Elizabeth Arden had this pink almost slightly brownish purple undertone that i really liked (because it made my skin this beautiful healthy colour finish) so now I'm really fond of using pink-toned foundation. BECAUSE, the coverage of this foundation is quite sheer, the shade almost completely match my skin tone.

ALSO, I've tried out the 119, and i think it's a good fit my skin tone as well. IT all depends on what kind of "shade" or "look" you want. It may be 2 shades darker but like i said, the formula is quite sheer, so the colour is not as dark as it may seem on your face once blended out.

..with the formula....

This is definitely one of the sheer liquid foundations that I have used. The finish is very nice, but one of the things that surprised me about the formula is the texture of the foundation. It feels very nice (almost like silky when you rub this into your skin) which makes it blends very easily. You can definitely use your fingers to apply THIS foundation. There are a lot of foundations out there that are too thick, or too drying that makes it very hard to blend, but this one is neither of this. With a easy to blend foundation like this, you can use the stippling brush MAC 189, contrary to a thicker foundation - you'd need a fuller brush that slightly more stiff??(is resistant).

The downfall to this foundation is it's lasting power. In about 4-5 hours, it starts to slips off my face and my face starts to shine (it doesn't look pretty!). If there is something i could also improve about this foundation, it would be the coverage. You would definitely need a concealer if you have any scaring, or breakouts. Any minor discolouration can be covered with this though. it looks on me....

this is 115 blended out on my hands. Do you notice the slight glow? It's like light reflects off it.

& now, it wouldn't mean much if i don't show a picture of the foundation on my face. TADA ~ sorry, no full shot. I'm recovering from a break out, so i don't want to blind anyone right now. Here is a crop of my look on new years using this foundation. I think i also used the MUFE HD powder on top. I think it works well in covering my pores.


I like this foundation, but it's not a HG foundation for me, mainly because of it's lasting power. I don't mind the coverage, because there is concealer for that. I dislike full coverage foundation because 1) they are usually thick 2) being thick they will be cakey! Therefore, i don't go for the full coverage foundation. There are CONCEALERS to cover acne spots. I don't need full coverage all over my face, just on certain areas. To get back on topic - lasting power is a big thing for me. I don't like to reapply my foundation . I need something that would stay put for about 6 hours or more.

Hope this review somewhat helped you in finding that perfect foundation. Finding the right foundation is almost like looking for a soul mate...seriouslyy! haha Take care

<3 Anh

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Canada Goose Jacket

Yesterday, my bf and i were at Yorkdale for some boxing week shopping. The mall is still flooded with a lot of people trying to get their hands on some good deals. Parking is still a pain, when you literally have to fight for a spot, but the drive there wasn't too bad.

Our goal was to get some items that can't be found here, because we both owe each other a christmas + 3rd year anniversary gift. Sadly all the things we were hoping to get were SOLD out, which made the trip quite disappointing. I guess i should've expected it. It's not that they were on sale or anything - it's just the shopping season is giving everyone a legitimate reason to spoil themselves. lol.

My gift to him was going to be a Canada Goose jacket - but they were sold out as well. I've never seen them worn here where i live, however there are people that do wear it. I've only heard about them from my bf. Apparently it's becoming quite popular. Yorkdale had more then plenty of people prancing around in it. We would walk by a group of people and all of them would have on the same coat, just different colours. My bf says "they travel in packs - or rather, flocks" LOL - And for that reason he refuse to own one now. -___-''

oh and if you don't know what they are. They are suppose to be these really warm jackets, that is made out of real coyotes fur. AND apparently there are a lot of fake ones- so do be careful when you shop. So here is a picture i've googled to gives you an idea of how they look.

For the price that they are charging, i don't think it's stylish enough for my liking. But who knows, maybe it looks good on?? Anywas, it has proven it self to be quite popular.
It looks like they might have a chance of becoming the next "UGG"s - for Canadians anyways. LOL . For anyone who knows about them, or own one - What do you think of it? I'm just curious to hear your responses.

Take care

Monday, October 25, 2010

MIA- fustrated

I'm so frustrated, stressed, tired, and confused about everything. At this moment, i lack the motivation to go on and i can't figure out how I'm going to pull it together. I question myself, and my future. I guess this is what it's like to grow up. In that case, i want to be a kid forever...

I haven't been blogging much - mainly due to the fact that midterms are raping me left and right. But I'll hopefully be back soon :)

Just wanted to keep you guys posted - I'm drinking coffee everyday, and the library IS my home

oh & one more thing...I miss you best friend :)

edit: 2 hours later

i just finished class, and i'm studying in my sad little cubical at the moment. I've decided to camwhore a little, since it's been a while. GOD - the lighting here is amazing, cos it blocked out my horrible bags and dark circles!

look at my nails! omg. they're all chipped and i don't have time to even repaint them. it looks disgusting!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The highlight of my day: boyfriend

Sometimes, the funniest things happen with my boyfriend.

The other day, he kindly offered to drop me off at school at 9.30 in the morning. That morning he also had to meet up with someone to pick up a phone for his cousin. When he picked me up, he realized that my phone was low on battery, so he also grabbed the charger and told me that he will take it home to charge it, while i'm in class. Seeing that i'm now phoneless, we exchanged phones.

I didn't really need the phone, but i took his phone for the meantime anywas. I attend my lecture as usual and suddendly the phone started to vibrate. I looked at it, and the caller ID said "DAD". I thanked god, that it was on vibrate, else i would have flipped out, because i have no clue where the setting was on that phone. Anywas, thats not the point of the story. I did not leave class to take the call, because i figured it wasn't important, especiall at 9.30 am! LIKE what can u possible want at 9.30am! Not to long later, it vibrated again, yet again from "dad". I started to panic when it did not stop vibrating, which meant that it was a serious call. Yet, i still did not leave class to pick it up & texted my phone (which my bf had at the moment) and told him that his dad called twice. I figured that my bf would be on his way home soon, so whatever it was, it could have waited. BUT- AGAIN, his dad called the phone!....andd.... eventually, "dad" stopped calling.

After an hour of class, i decided to text my bf (my phone) and asked him why he didn't reply to my text and asked him if he asked his dad why he kept calling. Half an hour later, i got a text saying

i quote exact words: "yep, they thought i didn't go home last night. So worried i got kidnapped. so gay. called your mom too."

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA, as you can imagine after reading that i almost burst out laughing during lecture. It was so funny, i shared it with my friend who was sitting beside me (who knew his dad kept on calling!) & she couldn't help but also laugh.

apparently it was his mom using his dads cell phone to call him. She woke up that morning and did not see him in bed, or heard him in the washroom at all. She checked the driveway to see if his car was out there and it wasn't, which made her think that he didn't come home that night. She thought that someone kidnapped him, or at least jumped him. HAHAHAH. Now, my boyfriend doesn't look like those ripped muscular guys on tv, but he's average weight, with some meat, bones, and muscles. I'm sure he can pack a punch. WHO WOULD ever think of kidnapping him??!! it makes no sense, which makes this ridiculously halarious.

so the whole day, i made fun of him & this morning,

i texted him: "hunnie,where have you been? i kept on calling you but you won't answer, did you get kidnapped??"

his reply: "can you come to 123 bay street to get me? They need 1 million in cash, and in twenties only."

My reply: "can you try to bargain with him for $1.00 plus one oh henry bar instead"

( we bought a bag yesterday night and there was only one left this morning)

his reply: "these men are serious, they mean biz hun. I said my gf doesn't have that kind of money. But they said how come my value is so low? i said well ya know, i'm just for show. Now they know they kidnapped the wrong guy. I guess i'll be here for a while, -plus they like mars bar.

My reply: "turn on your charm hun, maybe they like men"

his reply: "he might like the charm, and keep me forever as his lover"

hahahahahha, and that's the end of our convo. hahaha. It was just so cute, and funny i wanted to share with you guys. My boyfriend and i can get a little random, but it's those wierd things that keeps the relationship exciting.

if this post made you at least smile, i'm glad. but if it was completely like ..."w.t.f..??" i apolgise. This just cracked me up, and is surely a moment to remember in our relationship.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Sick + DIY exfoliator

I'm missed a day ALREADY! hahaha. I came down with the cold. My brother gave everyone in my family his cold, so now were just a sick family. hahaha

I hate being sick. My throat hurts, my nose is stuffed, and now i'm coughing. It's difficult to sleep, and i'm blowing my nose every few minute! Interestingly enough, my boyfriend told me that there is a flu outbreak - and lot of people are sick - where i live.

here's a cute picture i found online

Since i'm sick, and feeling pretty much like _ _ _ _. I decided to give my face some therapy. I have ran out of exfoliators for a while now, and can never seem to remember to buy a new one. Is there any that anyone would like to recommend? I'm looking to try something new.

Anywas, my skin felt dull, and flakey, so i decided to make an exfoliator. Basically, i used sugar, honey, and a bit of water, & a pinch of lime juice.

Sugar - is good to exfoliate the dead skin, because of it's texture
Honey - is good at hydrating, and softening the skin
Lime - is a natural acid that exfoliates the skin
Water - is used to partially dilute the acid, so it won't be too harsh on the skin

(about 1:1 ratio for lime and water)

I just mixed it all together, to get a somewhat thick consistency (depends on your preference, a watery consistency is fine too) & rubbed it in circular motion all over my face, and rinsed. I make enough just for a one time use, because i don't believe in storing these.

My face feels soft, clean, smooth & it didn't cost me much. There are many DIY tutorials out there that you can also follow. They are nice when you don't have the product atm, and it's super cheap & effective.

Note: please excuse the laack of pictures. I'm too out of it to bother with the camera at the moment.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Monitor

Got a new monitor today. My old one couldn't keep up. The screen would turn off after i turn it on. It won't start working until 10 minutes. I know it's time for a new mointor - My old gateway one has served me well (probabably like 7-8 years) Since my dad got one for his home entertainment, but doesn't really need it, i exchanged it and paid a little more for myself. hahaha.

Welcome the Samsung SyncMaster 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor (B2030) - Black to the new family. The price is budget friendly, and i like the rounded edges. :D

At the moment, my boyfriend is hooking the tv tuner that he got from his laptop several years ago (but never used) so that i can have cable on my monitor. AWESOME! LOL. I'll even have a remote control !

Aside from this, i'm currently designing my room. Lots of new furniture, a whole new look. Can't wait to show you guys!

Take care, & thanks for still reading my blog

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mac Prolong Wear Concealer + Mac 252 Concealer Brush

Yesterday, while i was at masonville to pick up something for my boyfriend, i decided to drop by Mac, since i haven't been there for ages! I was browsing around, and realized that they have launched a new line of products: the Prolong wear Concealer & Foundations

At the moment, i don't really need a foundation, but i did need a good under eye concealer! I have tried quite a few brands out there, but was never really satified. They were either to thick, cakey, dry, provide insuffient converage, OR disappeared after a few hours. The last concealer i picked up was the Mac Studio Finish Concealer, after seeing a few youtubers rave about it - but i found it was wayy to thick and cakey (especially for your delicate eyes), even though it provided excellent coverage.

So i thought, what the heck, i might as well give this Prolong Wear concealer a try, since i was in need of a better concealer for under eyes specifically (especially since school started , i might as well prepare myself).

This is the Concealer. I'm in NC20. it's $20.00 CAD. I would say this is Medium Coverage

More coverage then the MAC Select MoistureCoverage, less then the Mac Studio Finish

What really caught my eye was the fact that its in a bottle with a pump. I like that idea, because its very sanitary, but the downfall is you may be wasting more product.

What i like about it now that i've used it this morning is:

-how it blends very nicely into my skin
-it doesn't look cakey
-adequate coverage
-lasts about 6hrs +
-in a pump form
-the actually pump is pretty good, you should be able to control the amount coming out

What i don't like about this product is:
-the shade selection

In general, i find it difficult to find the right shade of concealer from Mac. I feel like there is a white cast after applying the concealer. I wish it had more of a salmon tone, but the next shade up from Nc20, is just way too dark.

Overall, i do like this concealer so far - i think if you have average undereye bags, this would be nice, but if you have really dark circles, you may want to try something else, as this would not be enough coverage. I like how my skin doesn't look cakey with this on.

The second item i got was the Mac 252 Concealer. For the longest time, i didn't want to buy a concealer brush, because i thought it's a waste, and i didn't think it would make much of a difference, but i was SOO proven WRONG!

All these years, i've been applying concealer with my ring finger, and i was never satisfied with the concealer, because it never completely covered my dark circles unless i packed it on - (hence, why i'm always on the search for a good conealer!) But when i was at MAC that day, I told the sales associate i wanted to buy a brush, and she recommend this brush to me.

The Mac 252 Large Shader brush, or Concealer brush

It will probbaly be the best and most useful brush i've ever invested my money into, because i ALWAYS use concealer - its like a necessity! PLUS, it's also an eyeshadow shader brush! Its multi functional!

The bristles are densed, and soft. They pick up and pack on all of the product. THe way i've been applying concealer before, was actually removing some of it with my ring finger! This brush is perfect for liquid concealers, because it's big enough that the hair will be partially wet and partially dry, making the application & blending very smooth. When the brush is completely drenched with concealer, you would actually be removing some of the concealer while blending! (which is why i didn't purchase the Mac 242)

I'm absolutely in love with this brush, it's worth every darn penny.

Moral of the story: a good concealer brush is just as, if not more important then a good concealer. It really makes all the difference!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

$ Textbooks $

Whenever the school year rolls around, i fear many things. First, the homework load, the lack of sleep, caffine, and the long travelling distance, but of all this, i dread buying textbooks the most.

Each year, textbooks always seem to add up. There are ALWAYS new editions of the SAME textbook being published and sold (all they do is really add a few new paragraphs on a few pages in the new addition) & sadly that's how they are making money off of us constantly. Even if your lucky to find that you don't need the new edition and manage to snatch yourself a used book at the used bookstore it's still very expensive!

Sadly this year, my university bookstore decided to buyout the "USED bookstore" and jacked up all the prices of used textbooks from that store. Hence, instead of having a range of low and high prices for the same book, they are now all the same jacked up price. The reason i say this is, because used books at that Bookstore is always 80-90$,(i rather get a nice pair of jeans) never below that.

BUT, here is the goodnews that's putting a smile on my face. I've been able to sell almost all of my last year books + one from my first year!!! YAY!! I was NOT ABLE to sell ANY of my textbooks from first year, because new editions all came out, so i was stuck with $800+ worth of books on my bookshelf collecting DUST! That'd like excess inventory that can not get sold. How sad :( But - i'm super lucky this year to have sold almost all my books from last year. After calculating, i will be making approx. $400 backs on my textbook! I just want to splurge it, but the sad truth is it's just there to fund part of my textbooks this year.

I sold my textbooks through kijiji ( an "ebay" that is local ) if anyone was wondering, it's awesome. Best tip i'd give is, make sure you update your ad after a while, and make sure u do it during the first week of school, because that's when a lot of students are searching high and low for books. Asking friends to pass the word around is also very helpful. Oh and definitely try to get to know upper year students in the same program, because chances are they will have textbooks that you'd want next year & being friends - you'll get nice hookups (but ofcourse don't be their friends for just that reason, hahah) Good luck selling your textbooks!

That's the highlight for today. I'm a happy student - for now.

Does anyone actualy collect their textbooks? I have a friend that does, and i thought it's the strangest thing yet.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Back in School, Future Posts & Updates!

Have you started school yet? This was the first week of school for me! My schedule is pretty sweet. I have many 2-3 hour lectures, but i finish by 12.30 noon 3 of the 5days. Two days of the week i have night class - which i don't think i mind too much, because they tend to be shorter then expected! Only thing that's been making me depress all the money spent on textbooks! $800 on textbooks? SERIOUSLy??!!

As you may expect, with school in, my blog would be pretty dead, BUT i really want to stay in touch with friends that read my blog, SOooo i've thought it'd be neat to do the 360 day challenge! Instead of making it 360 days, i'm only going to do this for the school year which is roughly 8mos * 4w * 7d= 224 days. hahaha. What i will do is basically post a picture(s) about something that happen that day with a few comments i wanna make. It just makes blogging SO MUCH shorter, quickier and more frequent - which i think is great. THE downside to this is - there won't be too many beauty posts! They tend to take me more than an hour to write, and i just don't have that kind of time right now.

ALSO, the TRUTH is - i'm no longer as makeup addicted as i WAS. Honestly, i haven't bought make up in SUCH A LONG TIME. I'm quite proud of myself!! It doesn't turn me on the same way anymore! hahaha. So, needless to say that i won't have too many beauty related topics to write about for now. I will try to squeeze in a beauty related post once in a while though! HOWEVER, i've recently got a vanity! Once i finish setting it up and all, i will definitely post about it! so stay tune.

THE BAD news about not being make up obbsessed anymore - i've been CLOTHES obsessed??! I love PINK, BEIGE, LACE, and ruffles/friles clothing to the point that it's all i've been literally buying recently.

this i found at H&M, instantly fell in love at first sight. It comes in brown & white also.

the one of the left, i found at winners, and on the right at forever 21

Last week of summer, my bf and i also went to toronto to pick up this baby. One of the most gorgeous bag, i've been loving............ But no- it's not Mine. LOL don't be silly - the price tag on this bag is just crazy. I just had to take a picture of it! We went to pick this up for his mother. Shes one lucky lady :)

The inside felt so luxurious!

This is pretty much a random post, hahaha, but i hope it killed some of your time. Thanks for dropping by. Lastly, i have this picture to share with you. I was on a ferris wheel at the CNE. It looks beautifuL!(taken durign the last few weeks of my summer vacation)

Hi Chan, i've missed you :)


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer 2010 Part 1: Wedding

Prepare yourself for a long post, with many many photos :)

It feels like forever since i've last blogged. I was gonna do a summer 2010 post a while ago, but i felt like ill wait until the end of august to accumulate all the photos i wanna share.

So let me start with the wedding that i attended. It was on August 7th, held at our city CourtHouse. I didn't arrive until 3pm for the wedding ceremony, because i had to work that day, so i missed out on the things that happened in the morning. I actually woke up at 5 in the morning that day to do my hair, because i knew i wouldn't have time to do it after work. I only had 2 hours ish to get ready, and i like to take my time.

I've already shared a few photos in previous posts, but here is more photos i'd like to share. So lemme start with the beauty/fashion part of this post.

this is a very pretty pair of earrings i found at le chateau. I really like them. I was surprised they were sterling silver hooks(usually they aren't), because i usually get ear infection otherwise!

i love love this braclet, it's really adorable. My boyfriend actually found this while we were in le chateau also. Super CUTEEE

This is a head band i got a long time ago at forever 21. It was cute, i thought i'd never use it, but i thought it go perfectly with the hairstyle i was going for

I've already posted this, but these are the pumps i was rocking. It was rather difficult to walk in at first because they were sooo high!

Moving onto Nails. I did my nails a few days prior, however i didn't let it completely dry so it got messed up. I was then too lazy to re-do it, so i just left it

For for makeup, i was going for a more subtle look. The quality of the picture below is a little bad, because i think my hands were shaking while we were in the car. I used all my favourite products basically. On my lips is Way to Love by Mac, with Shisedio lipliner in perfect rouge (i believe). On my eyes, is Satin Taupe (best mac eyeshadow ever made), naked lunch, and black tied, with hand written. The lahses i used were by NYX (if you take a look at my "Holy Grail ProductS" post, you'll see it). On my cheeks, i believe i had on Nars Deep Throat.

Lastly, here are some FOTDS while i was in the car ;)

the hairstyle i was going for was curly hair to the side. I also put the headband to the same side, because it gave me that extra poof & i thought it made it a little bit more formal. I was a little upset, because i thinned out my hair major time a month earlier, so my hair wasn't as volumous as i would have liked.

That ends the beauty/fashion part of this post. Now, lemme move onto the wedding itself! Like i said, it was at the City CourtHouse. Here is a beautiful photo taken by the professional photographer of that day: Zaheer Molu (Amazing photographer!) of where the ceremony was held. The weather was perfect!

Family and close relatives were seated in the front & I had front row seat! :D so i was able to get some good shots. This is a closer shot of where the bride and groom will stands with the Priest.

Althought i've been to a few white-style weddings this is the first time i've watched the whole "walking down the alsie and saying of the vows" (mainly because i always seem to miss it!) Here's the bride and groom saying their vows. It was very emotional for the bride. She started to get teary while struggling to utter her vows. I thought i was going to start crying as well! This is after 8 years of datting! All i can say is finally!

Here is an even better shot taken by the photographer

the cute flower girl and boy

Following the vows, was the reception, where appetizers & drinks were served. I actually didn't photograph the place at all or take any pictures outside. I was starving to death at that point, because i haven't eaten all day, and i woke up at 6 for work! So basically all i could think about was food at that point. They had sushi, and curry chicken, & deep fried shrimp were a few of the appetizers served on a skewer. Eventually we got bored hanging out outside, so we went into the CourtHouse to look around.

I've actually never been there before, but there are actual JAIL cells at the bottom floor. The purpose of those jail cells were to hold prisioners, until their court trial (which is held on the upper floor). My boyfriend told me it's haunted, and apparently the ghosts come out to play at 3am. I was a little nosy, so i googled it and apparently an innocent man was sentenced to death there. GOOD thing I left the party before 3 am. LOL

The bride and grooms wanted to take photographs in there (PRETTY CRAZY!). It gave me a really strange feeling, knowing that someone has basically live in there before, innocent or guilty. Here is a cropped out photo of the jail cell taken professionally by the photographer of this wedding. I cropped out the bride and groom.

A few minutes before 6, everyone started to make their way for dinner. We were lucky to see the decor before everyone else, and i thought it was very pretty! i love the background where the brides& groom (with their brides maid and best men) sat.

I love how the center piece of each table was a chandiler. It was very pretty & unique. It was the first time i saw that done, usually there are flowers. I was also happy to find that we had one of the best table to be seated :)

It was also very cute to find that we each had our name tags with our nicknames. I kept ours. We also got M&Ms in black and white as wedding favours, fresh from the factory! They even had pictures of their faces printed on it. So cute!

This was our dinner. Dinner wasn't as i expected. It was below average. This is the only complaint i would have about the whole night. The vegetables that they served us were OLD! and the steak was too soft and it didn't taste good. We had an option of Steak or Veggie Pad Thai as the main dish prior to attending the wedding.

Lobster Soup (very creamy! not my cup of tea, but some may love it)


There was also Salmon, but i didn't take a picture of it.

Dessert! it was yummi

There was a "hollywood & red carpet" area, where guests can take photographs. Here is my favourite.

my boyfriend and i. We matched to the T! LOL

Us girls being silly but cute

they got rid of the red carpet by this time, because it was after dinner.

& it was a huge surprise to bump into a highschool friend from like years ago! It was so random! Look at how pale i am next to her...sighh

The rest of the night consisted of dancing & drinking like freaks. It was really fun, because the guests weren't shy to go a crazy, so it made dancing really enjoyable.

First dance of the night Bride and Groom. LOVE THIS PHOTOGRAPH. They had dry ice for this part. absolutely amazing

Overall, the wedding was amazing. I love how multicultural it was, with the bride wearing 3 different cultural dress. From the traditional Ao Dai (vietnam) in the morning, to the White wedding dress (for the ceremony) to the Sari (at night). It really sparkes ideas for me when i imagine how i'd like my wedding to be in the future.

I'll end this post with a beautiful picture of the newly wed, taken by their photographer Zaheer Zmolou

Notice Once again, the professional photographs were taking by Zaheer Zmolou. I love his photography. He did an amazing job.