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BEAUTY: What’s on Your Lips?

LIP GLOSS OR LIPSTICK? Ladies, what’s your preference? …And Gentlemen, what do you prefer on the ladies?

I personally believe that there are only two types of women in this world: those who wear lip gloss and those wear lipstick (I myself belong to the latter). It seems an argument old as time–probably because there are benefits and drawbacks to both in equal measure.

The plus side of lipstick?

  • Better coverage
  • Longer-Lasting
  • More defining




The downside?

  • Can’t kiss your guy without making him look like a clown
    • Puh-lease, even the most kiss-proof lipstick can rub off during a makeout sesh, to be quite explicit
  • Ages you (which is not necessarily a problem, depending on your age and the look for which you are going. Lipstick makes you less flirty and more professional).

Lipstick makes you less flirty and more professional.

The plus side of lip-gloss?


  • Non-committal. Even those with color coverage look much more natural than full-on lippy.
  • Flirtier…if that’s your purpose. It’s like part of your face is naturally glowing and sparkling… just for a special someone.


  • Rubs off with one drink from a glass or a coffee mug.
  • Does not change your lip color with one swipe the way any lipstick can.

Choose wisely.


• Urban Decay NAKED Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss // SHOP IT •  Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Petal // SHOP IT •


FASHION Mixology — The Age of Kicks


The Art of Mixing + Matching – Easily, Lazily

~ Lillian Gao


Photography Credit: Min Gao

FREEZING AS IT IS IN NEW YORK CITY this late October, it may be officially long past due to dust your Autumn-Winter kicks off the shelves.  There are some new booties on the market I am really craving, but the time of the boot has dawned and set. Boots, whether ankle-length or thigh-high, will always be around, but it’s time to usher in the Age of Sneakers… They’re warm, sartorially versatile and meant to tread the harsh terrains of winter. Lemme show ya how I stunt:

1. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo-Tops, here for $50



Ensemble Essentials: Michael by Michael Kors Trenchcoat in Plum and Staring at Stars Romper

The time of the boot has dawned and set…It’s time to embrace the Age of Sneakers… They’re warm, sartorially versatile and meant for the harsh terrains of winter.

2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Embroidery Mid-Tops, here for only $21.00!



Yes, the folded-hem look is in for denims, since most of us are not 5’9″.


Ensemble Essentials: Sun & Shadow Cardigan Vest, Theory Deep V-Neck Sweater, and Diesel Deep-Distressed Jeans

3. Converse CONS Weapon, ON SALE for $60!




“The key to feminizing CONS Weapon is wearing them with a long, sleek jacket or cardigan and dark cigarette jeans.”



Ensemble Essentials: Theory Long Cardigan in White, 7 for All Mankind Cigarette Jeans in Indigo, and Topshop Crop Tank Blouse