Category Archives: *D*I*A*R*Y*

Bring on the Heat


It’s here! It’s finally here!!! Hot weather, beach chilling, ocean cruising, and lots of time to relax, my favorite season of the year, SUMMER!! Turn up the heat with my no. 1 products for summer!

~Protect Yourself~

Chanel Sublimage La Protection UV SPF 30/PA++

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – Oil Free

Blistex Five Star Lip Protection SPF 30

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55

~Hair Banger~

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

Lush Sea Spray Hair Mist

~Squeeky Clean~

C.O. Bigelow Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

~Hot Bod~

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream


For my summer make-up you can check out my YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/MelodyYoko) for a great “Easy Day-to-Night Summer Look in less than 20 minutes” make-up tutorial using some of my favorite beauty products!

HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!!!

Xx,
Melody

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Hi everyone!!! I know it’s been a while. How are you?? I’ve missed you all!!

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Love you!!!,
Melody

mexibeads are happi-beads

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Mexibead heels by Christian Louboutin
Sometimes wonderful people discover wonderful treasures like these beautiful hand-beaded “Mexibead” heels by Christian Louboutin.

I fall in love once more. The beautiful detailing of these heels, the rainbow of colors, they are a dreamer’s dream.

I think I’ll choose to never take these heels off. Ah thank-you-very-much.

Xx, Melody

Trouble Maker

I like when Britney says, “I can be your treble, baby you can be my bass”.

Being a trouble maker is not as easy as you would think. Wandering the streets at night looking for people and places to cause trouble, ignoring all of the rules, fighting with strangers, drinking (for free), breaking hearts. You may think I am a sweet, innocent girl but I am not. As you can see I am a 100% genuine BAD@$$. Don’t get in my way because you will get hurt.

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ACRONYM jacket : Forever21 crop top : Zara pants : Deena & Ozzy booties

hehe (inner trouble maker was talking)

Ok so I’m actually not a total trouble maker but aren’t we all? And at least I can pretend to be in my super cute crop top from Forever21.

Xx,
Melody

I want to be your next ROXY GIRL!! ❤

Hello Everyone!!! ♡

I recently entered ROXY’s Let The Sea Set You Free contest and have made it to the second round!!

Voting has STARTED!! Please cast your VOTE for me to be your next ROXY GIRL!!! Vote once a day, everyday from June 1-12!!

With your help I hope I can represent Asia Pacific in the next ROXY Campaign!!!

To vote for me please go to this URL, sign in with Facebook, and press the orange “VOTE” button:
http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/219930/voteable_entries/51715858#

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To vote for me please go to this URL, sign in with Facebook, and press the orange “VOTE” button:
http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/219930/voteable_entries/51715858#

Post this to your facebook, blog, twitter, youtube, anything and anywhere to SHARE with your friends & family to help me reach the TOP 10 FINALISTS!!

Thank you so much for all of your love and support!! Together we can make my dreams come true!!!

Xoxoxo,
Melody

Not Sorry For Party Rocking ⚡ TPE

I was in TPE last month for an event and took a few extra days off to hang out in the city and see friends. I hadn’t been in 2 years and it was definitely “about time!”.

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TOM FORD sunglasses, vintage t-shirt, Evil Twin sweater

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20120508-154205.jpgHOME HOTEL

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20120508-152212.jpgI had never been to Taipei 101 so I thought I foot the TOP!

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20120508-152814.jpgMy girlfriend Kailin took me to a great restaurant and for some delicious frozen yogurt. Thanks babe!

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Look who this beauty is! While in TPE fellow X-girl Rigel was there so we met up and got straight to business! Partying!! Haha

20120508-153456.jpgNot only did I get to hang out with Rigel, Geoffrey was there too! I hadn’t seen him since his last visit to Tokyo so it was great to all meet up in a different city!

20120508-153254.jpgI met so many amazing and beautiful girls in TPE! They definitely showed me a great first night in Taipei!

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20120508-153754.jpgAs my luck would have it, LMFAO was having a show at LUXY one of the nights I was there and we got tickets!!! I saw them before in Tokyo and it was insane! And Taipei was no different. There was sooooo many people dancing and singing and partying!\

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20120508-154228.jpgDIN TAI FUNG!! The best Truffle and Pork Xailongbao!

20120508-154124.jpgLast night with Elli DJing at Room 18!

20120508-154025.jpgMark met me in TPE too! Partying with Mark, my friend David, and Gosia!

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In the DJ booth with Elli! Haha

It was an absolutely amazing trip! So much fun!!!!!

Thank you to all of my kickass friends who took me out and showed me around!! Love you all so much!

See you again Taipei!

Xx,
Melody

Spring Favorites Video! Plus a Surprise!!

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while but I’m back to give you all of my new favorite items that I’ve found over the past few months!

Here are the brands I mentioned:
La Mer – http://www.lamercollections.com/
Charlene K – http://www.charlenek.com/
Tom Ford
Sephora Eyeshadow in Meteor Shower – http://www.sephora.com/
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
Roberto Cavalli Parfum
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
H&M
Princess Polly – http://www.princesspolly.com.au/
Miu Miu Flower Bracelet

I hope you enjoyed it! And don’t forget to leave a comment on the youtube video page for your chance to win “Melody’s Spring Giveaway!”.

The closing date is April 06, 2012 so don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!!!

Comment here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kk2xAnMfNY

Thanks for watching! And Good Luck!!

Melody’s News!
New PEPSI NEX TV CM – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxyw6AWOeog
New International TV Show “Kawaii International” – http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/kawaii-i/
“Kawaii International” Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/KawaiiiOfficial

Xx,
Melody

Tokyo Adventure: Ebisu Yokocho

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while since I last updated…sorry about that. I’ve been traveling around but finally have my feet back on the ground in Tokyo, for the time being. ;)

Living in a city for six years gives you some confidence that you’ve explore all that you need to explore. However, Tokyo is not that kind of city and I think it would take over a lifetime maybe two to even be able to see all the gems this it’s has to offer. Recently, two lovely ladies from Hong Kong were visiting and gave me a taste of Tokyo medicine. Fellow X-girl Ingrid and the lovely Anne told me to meet them for dinner at Ebisu Yokocho right near Ebisu station. Thinking it was a nice restaurant that I had yet to try, I made my way over and was in for a big surprise. Once I couldn’t find the “restaurant”, I found the address and went into the building. I was completely surprise to find so many little food stall restaurants hidden in this one building. It was so packed with people and smelled of delicious food that I couldn’t believe I had a.) never been there, b.) never heard about it, c.) never found it! I found the girls at one stall that had great sushi for a great price. We got our full and moved to the next stall of our choice. This is definitely a place that you can move from stall to stall and try out all of the interesting food Japan has to offer!

Here’s our Round 2!:

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Girl’s Night with Ingrid (love the new headband!) & Anne
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Crunchy salad
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Buttered mushrooms
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Crab brains
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Round 3
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Bean sprouts and pork on a hot plate
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Fried chicken
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With mayonnaise
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Round 2 = so full!
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We ended up staying and restaurant hoping until 2:30am eating all different kinds of food and sushi and drinking Japanese sake and beer. It was such a fun night, time passed so quickly!

Can’t wait for these girls to come back to Tokyo! Always love spending time with them!!

If you ever come to Tokyo and want to try a fun, raw, subcultural experience, I definitely recommend Ebisu Yokocho. Challenge yourself with the language, food, drink, and just enjoy life and try making friends!!

Xx,
Melody

And We All Come Tumbling Down – Photos by Ixchel Lara

“And We All Come Tumbling Down”

A magical night with amazing people.

Beautiful models Kimberly Ann and Becky Gavola.

All photos by the lovely and talented Ixchel Lara.

Check her out here → http://www.flickr.com/photos/ixchelara/

A Girl’s Best Friend, R.I.P. Mickey

The only thing I ever wanted in my life as a child was a puppy. Especially one for Christmas. I remember writing Santa for four straight Christmases for a puppy. And I also remember disliking Santa every year he didn’t get me one. Ha

But it wasn’t Santa who brought Mickey into our lives, it was magical timing where all of my puppy-wanting pieces fell into place. On one fateful Sunday afternoon, I finally got to take home a puppy from the Sunday adoption pet shop.

My friends and I would make excuses to go every Sunday to restock on pet supplies while secretly hoping that my parents would see the light and want to adopt a puppy. There was a litter of puppies that we had met the Sunday before and fell in love with. When they were still there the next week, the next step would be to somehow convince my Dad that we needed a puppy. I think it was just pure luck that he actually agreed to come to the pet shop to check out the little puppies because he had been so reluctant the Sunday’s before.

Well, after our third trip that Sunday to the pet shop, my Dad found one that pulled at all of our heart strings and was adopted as a new member of the Reilly family. I finally had a little brother and would not be an only child. He was a big puppy and quite heavy, but I just remember hugging his little warm body and his soft fur and his cute sleepy face all the way home. He was all that I had been dreaming for.

We named him Mickey and he grew bigger and bigger every week. He was sweet and loving and wild and rambunctious. Barking all night so that we would come and be with him. I loved him very much and so did my friends and family. He ate one whole couch, pillows and all, so many pairs of shoes and sunglasses, remote controls, anything he could get his teeth on.

I loved when he would go into my room and take my stuffed animals and leave them around the house. As soon as you got home, he would be so shy, you would know what he had done.

All of the amazing memories I have shared with Mickey. But most of all I’m so happy and thankful to have had him in my life.

Rest in Peace Mickey.

You were the best little brother I could have asked for.

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I will love you always. Xx