Merry Christmas from FashionxFairytale!

Merry Christmas! Or Happy Holidays!

I wanted to do a short post to greet everyone! I am enjoying my day and I hope you are too.

I can't believe this is the last day of Blogmas and I really wanted to finish the month but I thought the remaining days would be spent enjoying my time with family. I will start blogging next year and I will try to get more into blogging as it is very fun and i enjoy it.

Again I hope everyone gets a lot of presents and eats the delicious food because I will.

*credit (weheartit)

What are your plans for Christmas?


Nails | Oh Christmas Tree

| China Glaze - Twinkle Lights |
| BNC - Gold Star |
| BNC - Nail Stripper in Green |
| Assorted Rhinestone Nail Wheel |
| Chiba Glaze - Non Yellow Top Coat |

Since it is Christmas Eve, I wanted to show you my nails for tomorrow! I am so happy with them and this is the best one I did so far.

I got my inspiration from YouTube. I saw cutepolish do a tutorial on this design and thought I should try it and I think it turned out great! I love the design and it is very easy.

I didn't have any round rhinestones so I used triangles and I think it was cute and matched the shape of the trees.

I hope you enjoyed them and think there as lovely as I do.

What do you have on your nails for Christmas?


Sunday Summaries | December 23, 2012

Like the picture says, I am in my bed and still in my pajamas writing this post. I haven't done much and all I have done this week was stay in my room in my cozy pajamas while I sip coffee of tea.

I have started watching new TV shows and the one I have been watching this week is The Big Bang Theory. It is a fun show and very funny. I know what I am missing now and I can finally relate to my guy friends. And also my professor in photography recommend it to us and he reminds me of Leonard and looks just like him I mean everything about him which is weird but he is the nicest and finest teacher I've had. Everything about the show is so funny and I can't wait to finish the 3rd season.

Another thing I have been doing this week besides sleeping, eating and watching TV in bed is I've been putting some final arrangements for my plans on Christmas. I know I am going with my family but my parents want to go somewhere and we haven't made up our mind and we are all arguing and don't know what to do but I think the final plans are going to be spontaneous.

I have had the most boring and unproductive week but next week is Christmas and I hope I enjoy my time with family and stuff. I also will have to start doing some assignments and my goal is to finish them all before the New Year which I got accomplished last year and I hope I can do it again this time so I can focus on the holiday because it is a big holiday for my family and we celebrate it to the fullest.

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What do you do on a lazy day?


Fashion Finds | Winter Boots

So I have been browsing through some boots lately and thought it would be a good fashion finds! I am looking for brown slouchy boots and thought you wanted to see some that I am debating on getting.

What do you like about your winter boots?



Friday Favorites | 12.21.12

Favorite Makeup Product | China Glaze - Twinkle Lights
I did such a pretty manicure with this polish and all this week I have been loving it and how it sparkles. This by far is my favorite Christmas polish and I am looking forward to wearing it every year as long as that is possible.

Favorite Hair Product | Dove Style & Care Mousse
I have been scrunching my hair for a change this week and I am starting I like it even more. I used to do this hairstyle back in high school so I thought I would bring it back. I like this cause it doesn't leave my hair too crunchy and it leaves a nice shine.

Favorite Skincare Product | Garnier Face Wash & Peel
I tried a new face wash and so far I am liking it. I have to use it a little more and experiment with it but so far it is nice and hasn't given me problems.

Favorite Website | Twitter
I got back into tweeting this week and I forgot how fun it is and how much time goes by when I do it. And plus now that I'm on break I have a lot of time on hands an tweeting has been enjoyable.

Favorite TV Show | Gossip Girl
I have spent my first few days of my break to catch up on Gossip Girl before the series finale. I'm so sad it's over but I was happy with it. I don't want to say much but I loved the series and will miss it now it's gone.

Favorite Song | Leighton Meester -  Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
it's surprising that I don't have a Taylor Swift song as my favorite of the week. In the honor of Gossip Girl ending I went back to Leighton's music and remembered how much I love this song. I loved it last year and I have been listening to it on repeat trying to get in the spirit this year.

What did you think of the last Gossip Girl?


What's in my Clutch?

I'm so excited to finally do my first What's in my Series! I really wanted to do a what's in my bag kind of post but since I am heading to a fancy Christmas party I wanted to show what is in my clutch! I thought you could use it as a small guide for when you are going out and since it is the perfect season to do one I wanted to show what I am taking with me.

I didn't want to put a lot in my clutch because I get lazy and even though the clutch I picked is very spacious and fit a lot I kept it to the minimum because it is going to be a fun dance and formal party. I just have the essentials that I really need and want but you can add more and put more makeup and such in!

The two categories I have are makeup and basic essentials. I just brought some makeup for some touch ups and not really a lot of extra stuff to keep it light.

01 | Maybelline Pressed Powder Compact
I like to touch up my powder when I am that type of party and I love my Maybelline compact and plus it has a large enough mirror to apply my basic makeup for touch ups and so I don't have to go to the bathroom every hour to redo my makeup.

02 | Powder Brush
I decided since I do have a big enough clutch I would take my big and fluffy powder brush. It is very handy and I like how it applies the powder instead of the standard sponge applicator the compacts come with.

03 | Mascara
I like to have big and full eyelashes mostly throughout the night so I touch up on it and I love having my eyelashes nice and big because my night isn't complete without them. I didn't want to bring eyeliner but I might with me just in case.

04 | Lip Products
I brought a lip balm and the lipstick I would be wearing for that night. This one was a bright red and looks very festive and pretty. The Maybelline Baby Lips are a nice touch up before I apply my lipstick and I have tried it and it makes it very pigmented and even.

05 | Oil Control Sheets
I have really oily skin and this does wonders for me especially when I'm dancing. I apply the powder after it and it will make my face so much better and I can go on and enjoy myself without worrying about so much oiliness on my face.

06 | Wallet
I always bring some money with me because I don't know when I'll need it. I like my wallet because it holds enough money and it is small but not so small where you cant put money in to it. I got it as a gift and thought it would be perfect and it wouldn't over crowd my clutch.

07 | A Phone
I brought my iphone with me because it is a all in one for me and I love taking pictures with it and i bring it just in case there is an emergency and I need to use it. It is also a good way to get rid of boredom while I wait.

I hope you enjoy my first what's in series! I plan to get some more up because I love reading about this type of posts and its really neat to find out about what others carrying around in their bags/clutch!

What do you carry in your clutch?


Wish list | Books

01 | Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I really want to read this book before the movie because I am that type of person. It is the first book on my wish list and it seems like a good read. I heard a lot of good things about the book and also the movie and I will have to go see it with a guy friend who is begging me to go see it.

02 | Entwined by Heather Dixon
I love fairy take stories so anything like this is my favorite thing to read. I read the summary in the bookstore and I really wanted to get it but they didn't have any hard books and it was on sale so I decided I might just buy it online.

03 | Fallen by Lauren Kate
I don't know why but this seems like a good book. I don't know why but this genre entertain me an I have so many like this in my collection so I hope I get to read this soon.

What book are you currently reading?


Holly Jolly Tag!

1 | Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute?
I do my Christmas shopping in December but when I was living in the US I started on Black Friday. Nowadays I usually shop throughout December and sometimes I wait 'till the last minute

2 | If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be?
I can't pick but I have 2 movies I really would have love to be in. My dad and I watched these two Christmas movies last night so they made me really happy. The first is Ernest Saves Christmas. My dad says I used to love that movie and while watching it I remembered watching it but I don't remember some parts of it. It is definitely a funny movie and that would have made me happy. The second is Santa Paws 2. Its new but I loved it and i would have love to live in that town that loves Christmas so much and everyone is part of it.

3 | Which do you like better: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
My family really never celebrated Christmas Eve so I would have to say Christmas Day. I always wanted to do the big Christmas dinner but my family was so small that we didn't get to do that. But i love waking up early on Christmas morning and opening presents with my mom and dad. We have our traditions on Christmas day so I still try to follow those!

4 | When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?
My dad gets our fake Christmas tree out of the attic after Thanksgiving but we set it up on December 1st. My mom and I would decorate the tree and i always enjoyed putting up our ornaments. We never had a theme tree though but we had all kinds of random ornaments that mean something to me. 

5 | White lights or colored lights?
When i was growing up I always had colored lights. And I would have to say I love colored lights and they remind me more of Christmas than white lights. I like white lights but they are good throughout the year unlike colored lights are pretty for the holiday season.

6 | Are you guilty of peeking at your presents or do you like the surprise?
I never peeked at my presents but i had an urge to all the time. I like waiting for the surprise and was always surprised by the gifts I got because i never got to peek at them.

7 | Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or in Santa's Workshop?
I really don't know. I would love the gingerbread house but i might eat it all! I think i would have to pick Santa's Workshop because I can help and hangout with the reindeer and the elves and that sounds like so much fun to me. And plus I can see all the toys being made and see how the magic works.

8 | Tell us your Christmas Eve traditions!
My family really doesn't have any traditions for Christmas Eve. But i will tell you about what we do on Christmas day. Well, I had to wait for my parents to wake up and get ready but I would go peek at the tree and see what is under it. When I woke up too early I would watch some Christmas cartoons until I hear my parents get up. When they were up, my dad would set up the camera and the video camera and then I could open my presents. There was only 3 of us so it went pretty fast and most gifts were mostly for me anyways. After that we would watch the Disneyland Christmas Parade and then I would play with my gifts and that's it. When i got older we still did that but I would get gifts for my parents. Now we don't really do that and I miss doing it.

9 | If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?
I don't have a boyfriend or anyone in particular so when i do get a boyfriend I would want him under the mistletoe with me.

10 | What tops your tree?
When I was growing up we had a star that topped the tree every year. Now I top my tree with a giant bow. Since i don't have that star anymore I didn't really want a star so I put a giant bow in its place.

11 | Can you name the 12 days of Christmas?
No sadly I can't but I can go through 1-5. The part I know best is 5 golden rings!

12 | Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?
Yes I have and it really isn't that much fun but I did it and I can say that i did.

13 | Do you countdown to Christmas? If so, how many days are left?
Yes, I love to countdown to things but when that date gets here then I'm not so happy about it. As I'm writing this we have 7 days which is a week from Christmas!

14 | What are some foods and treats you can count on having every holiday season?
Cookies! I love cookies and that is what i look forward to. There really isnt anything my mom cooks so I would say that cookies and brownies are the only things.

15 | How has Christmas kept its magic for you as you've grown older?
I think I lost the Christmas spirit ever since I moved countries. It isn't the same anymore to me and nothing really gets me in the mood to celebrate anymore. I still love Christmas but not as much as I used to.

I hope you enjoyed my Holly Jolly Tag! I hope you do it too!

What is your favorite Christmas movie?


Nails | Ring in the Red

| China Glaze - Ring in the Red |
| BNC - Red |
| China Glaze - Non Yellow Top Coat |

So I love holiday and Christmas colors! They are so fun and get me in the mood to be festive and just happy. I didn't really try nail art this week because I need to go out and get me another white nail polish and then I might start them.

I love the glitter of this and the red is so pretty. I suggest having a red base underneath this because it isn't really opaque and it took me 4 coats without the polish to get it opaque and to get it even. The polish is really thick so it made the 4 coats really bad but ever since i added the red color underneath it only took two coats. I only added one coat of the red because the red was already nice and dark with one layer of polish and plus it got covered anyways.

I really like the color and think it is super pretty especially for this time of year. I also love that it is the same shade like Dorothy's shoes from the Wizard of Oz. I was watching it with my dad the other day and I saw that my nails were the smae color and i got too excited about that.

What do you think of this color?


Sunday Summaries | December 16, 2012

I decided not to do a instagram post because I haven't posted any picture. I didn't really have any pictures to post because I just focused on my last week of classes. So, one of my projects was to make a Christmas tree and as you can see the one above is my creation.

I got my inspiration from pinterest and I decided on the theme which was gold and red. I didn't really want a red and green tree because I was right and all my other classmates did theirs in that color scheme. Mine was the only non-traditional colored tree which was good for me because it stood out against the others and mine actually looked like a Christmas tree while everyone's looked like a cone with stars on it.But everyone did a good job and some of the other trees looked really great.

Another theme I had with my tree was bows! I really loved bows so I wanted to add them to my tree. I found these cute glitter bow ornaments and they were 60% off because they were overstocked and since the holidays are almost here they probably needed to get rid of them. I got a few boxes worth for cheap but since I had to leave my tree at school for 3 days I only put a few on but now that it is home with me I added a lot more decoration to it. The bow topper was actually so hard to find. I went to at least all the stores here and i couldn't find one! I was so angry but I found this gold one and jumped at the chance to buy it for the tree.

I hope you guys don't mind that I didn't do an actually Sunday summaries this week. I really just went to school and back home this whole week. But now that I am off for the holidays I have been enjoying myself and I have been being productive and getting this done before Christmas.

What is the theme of your Christmas tree?


Fashion Finds | Bow Rings

I really want a bow ring so here are some of the choices I picked! I think they are so cute and delicate and just a pretty accessory to have. I'm not sure if I like gold or silver yet but they are both so nice and they have their own pretty quality to them!

I like that some have diamonds or just some are very simple. They make such pretty pieces of jewelry and I am so excited to find my perfect one pretty soon. If you have any sites where I can get one I would love to go check it out.

What do you think about bow rings?


Friday Favorites | 12.14.12

Favorite Makeup Product | China Glaze - Snow Globe
I love the Christmas colors and I think they are so nice and festive. I love layering this polish over other colors but I hate when I need to take the glitter off. And it really does look like a snow globe especially when I shake the bottle.

Favorite Hair Product | Foam Rollers
All this week I have been using my foam rollers because my classes were in the Kate afternoon and I wasn't to lazy to put them up before I leave. I like when my hair is in perfect curls and I like when they are bouncy and pretty. And since my hair has gotten longer when the curls fall out in an hour my hair is very wavy and you can see the real length.

Favorite Skincare Product | Lush - It's Raining Men
I have been switching up my body washes lately and this past month has been my two lush body washes. I like my snow fairy one but I also live the smell of this one and plus I like how it leaves my skin.

Favorite Website | Weheartit
I rediscovered this site again and I forgot how much fun it is. I remember I was obsessed with it a year ago. I love browsing through all the lovely pictures and I have been getting a lot of inspiration from there. Since I've got back into it i have been liking and adding so many fun photos. You can follow me on there under the name fashionxfairytale

Favorite TV Show | Glee
So I haven't been watching Glee lately and since I had some free time I decided to do some catching up. I think I missed 3 episodes and I am all caught up now. I've been liking it but it really isn't the same anymore. I still like it but that is why I haven't been following it along that much.

Favorite Song | Taylor Swift - Ours
Okay I know another Taylor Swift song but at least it is from her Speak Now album. I actually never really listened to this song when it first came out but I had the album but I put it back on my iPhone I got around to listening to that album again and u found this song and just started loving it. It is actually the theme song to the story I'm writing like I said in my last Friday favorites.

What is your favorite body wash?


Gift Guide for Him 2012

So, I am back again with another gift guide except this time I did one for guys. A close guy friend of mine helped me with a lot of it and even though I know he is not reading this I want to say thank you and I love the choices you made even though I was stubborn and trying to bug my way into your choices. And i also want to thank my dad and uncles for trying their best in suggesting some gifts!

So now for the gifts!

Miscellaneous Gifts |

01 | Mickey Mouse Coffee Cup
Okay, I kind of picked this one but I thought it was cute and I want a matching Minnie mouse one. They are cute mugs and they can either be put on display or if your guy loves to drink out of a mug like this then it would be a great present and you can add your guys favorite coffee or beverage or even some candy. 

02 | Cell Phone Cases
I added this to my gift guide for her but even a guy likes accessorizing their phone. Pick one that is guy friendly and that could be a nice stocking stuffer for one of your guy friends. 

Gadgets Gifts |

03 | Apple Ipad
My friend said he would love to get an ipad so I decided to put one in. I want one myself but who wouldn't want an ipad if you have the money and want to treat someone you love with this techy gift.

04 | TV Show DVD Sets
Again, I added this to my other gift guide but my guy friend agrees and says getting a dvd set is a great thing to get especially if you know the guys favorite show. I already know what TV show to get him if you cant tell by the picture. It's his favorite. 

05 | Nintendo 3DS
Now a boy isnt a boy without something involving games. My guy friend says this is his number one thing he wants for Christmas and I can't blame him cause I kind of want one now too. We both have the old Lite one and this would be a fun thing to do together and plus we love mostly the same games. Just get some games if your guy has one already because that would make them extremely happy.

Beauty Products |

06 | Kiehl's Ultimate Man Refueling Gift Set
I had to pick this set but he said that he wouldn't mind getting a beauty set for Christmas. I picked one that had things guys prefer to use and since guys have been getting more into skincare and everything maybe it would be best to get him something like this. 

07 | Bleu De Chanel Perfume
I agree in getting a perfume. He choose this one and he said it smelt amazing. I love guys perfume on them and it would be nice not only for friends but your family members too like your dad or a cousin. 

Fashion Gifts |

08 | Vans Sneakers
I wouldn't mind getting shoes and I cant believe so would a guy! If it is the ones they want then they don't mind getting new kicks to sport during the new year. He picked these and hinted what size he was to me but I can't make any promises what I would be getting him. 

09 | Men's Jackets
If it is cold where you live you should buy him a jacket. They are very good presents and are worthwhile and can be used and not forgotten. Getting gifts that are usable are always the best gifts to recive.

10 | Socks
I don't know who would get someone socks but even my dad says that socks are a nice gift. They are used all year round and they are comfy. I guess giving someone a pair of socks can be a nice gift.

11 | A Watch
I kind of like this idea the best and a guy always can use a nice new watch. This would have to be my favorite besides the mickey cup,  it is nice and it can be cheap and just a nice gift for mostly any age.

I think when I asked my guy friend to help me with this he was actually trying to give me his wish list so I can get him something from this list. He is very clever but he did help me out and I like the suggestions he gave me and I hope you do too.

What would you get your guy for Christmas?

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