Monday, January 28, 2013

I Found It! Tiffany & Co. Pearl Bracelet

I think every girl should have a pearl bracelet and necklace set in their wardrobe. What do you think? 

I've been looking for a perfect pearl bracelet for a long time, and I finally found it!

 A little while ago I went into the Mikimoto store with a friend just to look around because I know they have beautiful pearls. They certainly have exquisite pearls, but it is way too expensive. 

I have difficult times finding one because I need 7.5'' long bracelet and want the pearl size to be decent. Most of the pearl bracelet I saw normally are 7''. Today I was browsing on tiffany's web site and found out their pearl bracelet came in different sizes for this style, and I think I have found it! Now I just have to work toward it, hehee.

This one is exactly what I am looking for 7.5'' long 9-10mm

What size do you perferred?

7''long 5-6mm

7'' long 4.5-5mm

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Update on How Long Does Nailuv Gel Polish Last

I want to do an update on how long the gel polish last on me. Before anything, I want to let you all know I apply my gel polish differently than most people. I do not put bonder before I apply my polish. The reason is because I found that it's more difficult to take the polish off when I use bonder. I do file the surface of my nails a little bit so the polish won't chip the next day. Also I do not like my polish to stay on more than 2 weeks. When I don't use any bonder I am able to peel it off when it chips instead using acetone to soak them off. 

Some of you might ask Why do I use gel polish instead of regular polish then. I personally like the high shine of gel polish, also it still stays on longer compare to regular polish . Regular polish normally only last about 4 days on me, then it will starts to chip off. By day 6  I will need to remove my nail polish completely. The regular nail polish only last about 7 days if I avoid cleaning the house and washing dishes as much as possibe. With gel polish I don't worry about that.



Left hand

Right hand


Left hand

Right hand

I can now easily peel my gel polish off without soaking them with acetone. You can also see on my thumb nail that the gel polish didn't damage my nails. I might wait for another two days before I peel them, or maybe I will get bored in class and start peeling them off. :D

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Another Haul With Nailuv Gel Polish

In my pervious post, I said that I am on the safe side when it comes to nail colors. What I meant is that I have a lot of colors that are in different shades of red and pink. I wanted something different and bought some colors that I normally will not go for. Surprisingly I love these colors!!

I did not photoshop the pictures below. By doing that I hope it can shows the true color of the polish. I also hope that it can helps you find the perfect color. Because I understand that when purchasing a nail polish online is difficult. You might not know how the color look like in person and end up wasting money. I have bought some other colors beside these that I am showing today. If you want to know how other colors look like, please check my older post and let me know which color you would like to see. I will gladly take some photos for you.


Hit The Jackpot

Pink Elephant

What's Up

Merry Mermaid

Love Power

Dynamic Duo

Merry Mermaid & Hit The Jackpot From Nailuv

I am the type of girls that always go for the safe colors when it comes to nail polish, but after seeing the tiffany green color I wanted to give it a try. I wanted to add a little bit bling so I used the shimmery gold   color on my ring fingers. Tell me what do you think?

I also found that the tiffany green color have a little bit of glitter in it as well. Some of you might like the  glitter, some might not. If you like the glitter to show, after the 2 coats of color you already cured, you can wipe it with alcohol before you put the top coat on. I find this will make the glitter show more and it will make it more shimmery. I did it on my thumb nails because I put stickers on them, and my thumbs show more shimmer than the rest. 

Another tip when you want to do nail design on your nails. If you want to use sticker designs and put gems on your nails, always wipe your nails with alcohol before you apply your stickers and gems. After you applied them, then you can apply the top coat to protect them from coming off and  to secure them to be in place. 

I also did my mom's nails today and I did french tips on her. She loves it and it makes me so happy. you can see what colors I used below. 

... and here are my nails

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gotham Bar and Grill

You can tell I am really taking advantage of Restaurant Week. Today I went to a Michelin Star restaurant Gotham Bar and Grill to celebrate my friend's birthday.  Comparing my experience yesterday with Maze, I am extremely impressed by Gotham Bar and Grill. To sum it up, I had a great time. The customer service, ambiance and food were great!

Appetizer- Sunchoke Soup

I liked it a lot. It was creamy, smooth, and tasteful. If you don't mix the sauce, every spoon you enjoy will have different taste. 

Grilled White Tuna

The tuna was perfectly seared, and very fresh.

Main Course-  Slow Cooked Chicken Breast

The name might sound boring to you, but definitely not the taste. The chicken was very tender and juicy.

Pan Rosted Salmon

It was perfectly seared, not oily and tasted very good with the vegetable and sauce.

Dessert- Carmel Panna Cotta

It was not too sweet and it balanced very well.

Orange Parfait 

I didn't have it so I cant comment, but my friends said she enjoyed it very much.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Maze By Gordon Ramsay

Today is the first day of Restaurant Week, and I went to Maze for lunch. To be honest I was not impressed by their food or their customer service, and I think it's overated. The atmosphere and decorations are not that great either. The food was okay... but I think there are many other good restaurants in NYC I rather spend my money on. Also I think the purpose of Restaurant week is to attract more first timers and bring them back to their restaurant, but I feel the servers neglected our table because we were ordering from the Restaurant Week Menu.  For example; They would walk by and see that our brand basket is empty then walk away. Many servers walked pass our table and never stop to ask if we need anything. Our table remained empty for quite a long time until I stopped a waiter and asked him to bring us some bread. Well... enough complains, here are some photos. I hope you find my review helpful.

6 small pieces of bread for 3 people

Appetizer- Smoke Trout Salad

Although this didn't taste bad, but I didn't taste anything like smoke... the texture is like tuna salad. 

Main Course- Risotto 

This is actually very tasty. It has a hint of champagne with parmesan cheese in it.

Black Cod

If you like your fish simple, you might like this. It is a little blend to me and very oily. Oh, the portion of the fish is about 2 oz. If you order this, tell them to keep the bread coming. LOL :P

Dessert- Coconut Mousse

This is very light and the sorbet is very smooth.

Chocolate Ganache Tart

The peanut butter ice cream is very unique. It is very smooth, light and not sweet at all. The chocolate in the tart is too overwhelm and after 2 small bites I don't want it anymore.

Friday, January 11, 2013

My First Premier Designer Purse

Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Saleya GM

I enjoy hearing other people's first designer purse story, and I feel that most girls start their handbag collection with a Louis Vuitton. For me I started with "HER"...

When I was 17 a few months before my birthday, I got a part time job working in the pharmacy. I thought that becoming 18 was a big turning point in my life, so I wanted to get myself something nice. Therefore, I saved almost 80% of my paychecks for those few months and I ended up getting the bag way before my birthday. 

At the time I had to choose between this Saleya bag and the Speedy bag. The speedy bag was very popular for girls around my age group, but I wanted something different. So, I choose the Saleya. I like the Saleya because I can use it as a top handle bag, let it hang on my elbow, and use it as a shoulder bag. Unfortunately, they no longer make this bag. Now I think about it, I feel that I made a good choice. I enjoyed this bag very much and I used it in a daily basis. Fortunately, it is still in good condition considering how often I used it.

What about you? What is your story?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chanel Obsession

This is my first Chanel bag, and my Chanel obsession started with this Chanel Sling bag from the photos below. Until I got this bag, I didn't know what other women are raving about Chanel. Now I know it's truly the ultimate classic bag a woman could wish for. It's elegant, classy, so easy to match with anything, and it will never go out of style. 

(This one is not my bag, I found it over the internet to show a better view of this bag.)

Since I was young I always dream of having a Chanel bag, but I always put off on buying one because of how expensive it is. For my first luxury bag, instead of Chanel I put my hard earn money on a Louis Vuitton When I turned 18. (That is another story for another day.) I can only wish that I should of bought it back then.  The price of the Chanel bag I want is almost double now compare to a few years ago. For the price they sell in the Chanel Boutique and the decreasing quality of their leather and craftsmanship, I am not sure if I will ever want to pay that much for it. (That is just my opinion.) 

That being said, I went for a Preloved Vintage Chanel because it is much more affordable to me. Other than it's more affordable, I do think the quality is much better; the caviar leather is shinier and softer than the caviar leather they produce now, the craftsmanship (this bag is over 15 years old!) and the 22k/24k gold plated hardware they no longer produce. 

So, what do you think? Would you go for a Vintage or would you still prefer the Chanel Boutique experience? 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

POSHMARK Come Shop In My Closet Or Create Your Own

Poshmark is an iPhone application which allows you to sell or buy things from people. I had good experiences with this app and I was able to sell a few items. That being said, you are also able to find great deals on this app. (Beware, this app is very addicting. I am an example.)I think this is good for you if you are looking to clean out your closet and to sell your cosmetics. You would be surprised to see what types of stuff people are selling. 

you can visit my closet on this app  by searching my name "oliviachung". (You will need to go to "Feed" and select the search engine under "People" to find a person)

Another option is check out the site on your computer, but some of the functions do not work on the computer.  This is my link ->

Come check it out and show your support please :)

If you decided to make your own closet please stop by and let me know it is you, I would love to see your closet and see what goodies you have!

A few things I would like to inform you though. First,  people like do bargain there. So, if you are the type of person who do not like to negotiate you might not like this app. Second, I would stay away from trading because you don't know if you can trust the other person to ship their item. If he/she has a good reputation, that is a different story. Third, replica items do exist on this app. It is like eBay in a way, so I suggest you to do your research and ask for additional pictures. 

One thing I do like about Poshmark is that they will go out of their way to protect their buyers, and I speak from my personal experience. I purchased a Prada bag which was claimed as an authentic, but when I got it I definitely know it was a replica. Thankfully, Poshmark stand by their policys and helped me to get my money back. 

NYC Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is here!! For those who are not familiar with what it is, it's a promotion that run twice a year in the summer and winter (that's what I remember). During the promotion, you can try out Michelin Star and 5 star restaurants for a fraction of the price compare to what you would have to pay normally. 

I normally take advantage of it, and I already made 2 reservations with my friends and family. I am so excited! :D Wakakakaa

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What Is Your Favorite Perfume?

My favorite perfume is the Chloe perfume. This is my all time favorite! I have a lot of perfumes but my hand always reach out to this bottle.  It has a musky floral scent, and it just so addictive. 

Tell me what is your favorite perfume. :)

I do have a complain about this perfume though. The metal part of the bottle will have oxidation after you open the package. The perfume cost a lot of money, I figure they would not have this problem. Maybe this is what they intended to happen? Well... It still smells nice.

 If you have this perfume, do you have the same problem?

If you want to see what other people have to say about this perfume and want a better description, you can click on this link