27 December 2011

Some random FOTD's

 Hey everyone :) Merry late Christmas! I hope everyone got to spend it with the ones they love, I know I did.

Lately my makeup has been neutral and boring, I even used some olives one day! :D I guess my statement is more of lips -__-" I have been staying away from home lately so I haven't had my full makeup drawers at my disposal.

THIS IS WHERE MY NAKED PALETTE COMES IN ;D I can't say how much I love this palette, and now that I own NAKED2 I love that one even more... (I will make a post soon, no more iPhone blogging because my camera doesn't focus anymore and my battery is currently charging)

Here's a neutral eye I put together, I had some CRAZY sparkles on that day and tried to capture it but no luck so no point on posting that! I actually put on nude lipstick which is a shocker to me because I haven't done nude in a while >__<
I curled my hair that day with the HANA 1" Professional straightener. I thought I failed miserably, but I got a lot of compliments that night! ^__~

The next fotd was with second day hair -___-" I didn't feel my hair was oily enough to wash so I just went with it. BAD IDEA, it got so oily later that day... I should really carry dry shampoo on me but I don't have a preferred one though I've only tried a couple. I'm very picky because I prefer the colorless ones...
Any dry shampoo recommendations for dark hair?
I sported the red lip for almost a week straight, it was so weird taking it off! Again, used the NAKED palette again that day. It's so difficult to eat when you want your lipstick to stay on!

I have a lot of posts planned out in my head, just gotta charge up my camera! I also hit the CVS sale they're having O__O... I got a few things I've been wanting but didn't want to cough up the money lol so that will be my next few posts soon, hopefully!

Have a safe New Year if I don't make it in time ^__~


20 December 2011

Review: HANA Titanium 1.5" Flat Iron

Hello lovelies! :) I KNOW I've really been slacking on my blogging, especially with no post for November, but here I am now *waves* I've been busy with who knows what, I'm even curious to what I've been doing...

I was contacted by Brian from misikko.com to do a review on the HANA Titanium 1.5" Flat Iron. I've been looking for a bigger flat iron for quicker straightening and this was the perfect opportunity!

Here's the package:

Misikko always has the most generous packaging, from other blogs and personal experience they've always included freebies in their packages!

The flatiron comes inside of a pouch, inside of the metal box. It also comes with a silicon mat to set your straightener on when you're using it so that you won't damage any surfaces with the heat.

The straightener has a swivel cord which moves with you to prevent memory forming in the cord and keeps it tangle-free! (I REALLY hate when there's memory in my cords..) There's also an adjustable heat setting!

Some of the freebies they included...

There were also a few makeup products from LA Colors but for some reason I didn't get it in the picture.

Alright, I know a post isn't the same without some pictures of the product in action! I know my hair is pretty straight already but it flips in and out in different directions and doesn't look pulled together.

My facial expression looked really goofy and fake so I had to blur it out :P I didn't use any heat protectant and it's still shiny! ^__^

From the back of my head it looks really messy.. lol

Everytime I straighten my hair people always ask if I just got my hair cut. That really tells you I never do my hair! XD

Overall I really enjoyed using this straightener! It's definitely become a staple in the products I use daily. If you're not interested in the HANA Titanium, misikko also carries a variety of products such as hair dryers, other flat irons, and even the model in a bottle! Their newest addition to the HANA family is their Air hair dryer :)

Hopefully this review was helpful and I hope you guys check out some of their stuff ^__^!

See you gals in the next post!


31 October 2011

Haul: MAC Glitter and Ice

Happy Halloween everyone! (or what's left of it.)

I did absolutely nothing for Halloween this year except work. I guess I did something the previous week and have a few pictures of that so that'll be the next post ;P

Today I spent all morning in the campus library while waiting for my *friend* to be done with class since I went to school with him lol. I FINALLY purchased my textbook and downloaded all the files we were suppose to have. Looked at the online homework and realized it's not due until another week or so, so I decided to read blogs! I swear when I don't have time to read, that's when everyone blogs! I didn't get through reading them in the two hours and I don't even follow that many people! (btw, any blog recommendations? I've been out of the loop and wanna start following more people!)
hehe, my panda backpack ;) childish I know, but I like to have cute looking bags lol. It's more toned down than the hello kitty I was going to get ^_^ && gotta blog through my mac!


I didn't haul much from MAC this year from their holiday collection. AND I didn't haul anything from Sephora's f&f sale. SUPER SHOCKER?! Yes, but that's because I'm broke too. Plus all my skincare has been stocked up already so there's really no point :/ I did get the VIB sale in the mail for the next two weeks though so maybe it'll give me another chance to get at least something I'm interested in.

*DUN DUN DUN...* All I got were three paint pots. I had some interest in a few other things but it didn't quite make the cut for me.
I didn't realize until I got home that they came in special packaging... and yet I wondered why it was more than usual for three paint pots -___-" It's also because I preordered it and everything was bagged up and ready when I got there (:
They come with white lids rather than black, but other than that and the box it's basically the same packaging. The OCD in me is dying .____. they don't match any of my other paint pots, and I have a ton!!! D:<
Top to bottom: Let's Skate! | Morning Frost | For Effect
I really thought I was going to dislike Let's Skate! but I purchased anyway because I just have a love for paint pots. It turns out that in the sun it's GORGEOUSSSS and by far my favorite out of the bunch. I haven't tried it on yet but I'm sure it'll look great :)

Let's Skate! is a icy pink with a golden shimmer. It sounds crazy but I have no other way to describe it... and let's just say I'm really bad with color descriptions too LOL..

Morning Frost is a shimmery, almost metallic taupe color. I'm sure there are many dupes but I just had to have it anyway :P

For Effect is a gunmetal/black with silver glitter. This color is awesome and it's pretty pigmented in one swipe! :) A great base for those smoky looks.

So library blogging has horrible lighting. Especially sitting next to the cloudy window lol. BUT here are swatches anyway in the same order as above.
When we got into the car to head home I snapped a photo of it in the sunlight! I wish I could've captured how BEAUTIFUL all the shades really were but iPhone 3GS photography sucks.
Overall, I was not impressed with this collection! I'm heading back to the counter tomorrow though and maybe I'll get to spend more time with a few more items and it could change my mind... lol :)


I have a flat iron review coming up soon, but most likely my next post will be more of what's happening in my life post. I really need to vent but I don't wanna be childish and blast it online like SOME PEOPLE do.

Goodnight all, and hope you had a great Halloween!


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17 October 2011

Review: Stila In The Light Palette


I've been on a real neutral palette kick. Starting since the NAKED palette came out. I don't understand why I keep purchasing them but I tell myself it's a different neutral shade and I convince myself each time... *le sigh*

This time around I stopped by Sephora and of course with their stupid lighting the shades were just screaming at me to swatch. The first visit the palette was sold out. The second time still sold out. FINALLY my third try I got my hands on it. I knew this dumb palette wasn't worth the $39 price tag because of the cheap ass material it's made from but when I swatched I fell in love.. PLUS it was such a pain in the ass for me to get a hold of which made me want it more!

Here's the palette and all it's cheapness. It doesn't even have a weight to it. My iPhone is WAYYYYY heavier!

Top Row: bare | kitten | bliss | sunset | sandstone
Bottom Row: champagne
| gilded gold | luster | night sky | ebony
Stile smudge stick waterproof eye liner in damsel

The palette does come with a full size smudge stick in a never before seen shade, damsel. It's a rich dark brown. My lighting didn't capture the brown-ness of the shade too well since once again it's night time!

The shades the palette comes with are all labeled on the back. It's somewhat convenient. Just don't understand why they don't just put it under the shade or something.

So below is a photo of how cheap the packaging it. Everything is held together by a foam piece with nice paper covering to give the illusion of having relatively "nice" packaging. I mean, for $39 I would at least expect the f*cking eyeshadow to stay in place!

I mean it was essentially my fault for sunset to be misplaced like that but it was ONLY a 4 feet drop. I wanted it to move back into place so bad, that's why there's fingernail marks to the left of the eyeshadow. Nothing worked so I just gave up before I caused permanent damage to the eyeshadow. I suppose the foam helped with cushioning the fall but it wouldn't have broke since it wasn't very high and the flooring isn't hard.

Here are some swatches. They're taken without flash and under tungsten lamp lighting so they aren't the best but accurate enough. All swatches are applied with a MAC 239 brush on bare skin, meaning no eyeshadow primer. They're in the same order as listed on the second picture.

Top Row

Bottom Row

Top: made a box and filled it in
Bottom: one single swipe of the eyeliner

All shadows look a lot more pigmented when applied on a base, but I didn't think about it whilst swatching until after I was halfway through. Be weary of over-blending with these shadows otherwise they'll turn up looking muddy.

The palette does include a "look book" of step to step instructions on how to recreate 4 looks.

I personally am not too big of a fan of the looks that are included but they aren't bad, just very basic.

I should've returned this palette while I had the chance, and the receipt. Now that I look back on it, it just isn't worth the $39 I spent on it. If the packaging were a little more sturdy and didn't feel so cheap then I wouldn't be complaining because it does include a full size smudge stick. I don't understand how this product has 4.6 out of 5 stars on sephora.com. One of the only good things about this palette is that it does include a variety of finishes from matte to shimmery to glittery to a satin type of finish.

I wouldn't recommend this to y'all but shade-wise it isn't a bad palette, just the packaging isn't there.

Has anyone tried this and was disappointed?!

I have more reviews to come! ;) with probably a FOTD and quite possibly an OOTD.. eek! :)


15 October 2011

Review: MAC Plush Lash Mascara

Hello all!

So I've been trying out MAC Plush Lash mascara for almost a month now and I'm loving it! :)

I feel like it doesn't take too much work to get it to the way I like it so that's a plus and it saves time! This mascara doesn't flake on me either, especially since I've had it sitting in my drawer for about a year before ever cracking it open. The formula is moist, but not overly wet to where it takes foreverrrr and a day to dry.

This mascara only comes in the shade plushblack and it retails for $15USD so it's not totally expensive but I know it's not the usual $7-$8 drugstore price tag, but its definitely not the $25 department store price tag either.

The brush is chunky and short, compared to other volumizing mascaras which usually comes as a chunky long brush. I haven't poked myself in the eye with it yet so I'm satisfied with that :)

Of course, I dislike reviews of products that aren't tested on what it's meant to be used on so here are photos on my lashes. My bare naked lashes are sad excuses so there's no point of even putting a picture of that up :P

I'm kinda making a squinty eye right there in case your wondering lol. I also blurred out the browns of my eyes because I didn't like that you can see the reflection of the background in them XD

I quite like them. My outer lashes are kinda sparse and curve inwards (probably because of the way I sleep since I'm a side sleeper and my face is smashed into the pillow lol) but this mascara handles them pretty well! ^_^

Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts on it 'cause I'd like to know :)

Will I repurchase? Definitely will be picking up a tube when I'm done with this one and the other million mascaras I'm trying out :D

Speaking of purchasing, NORDSTROM is having a buy 2, get 1 mascara event. Catch is it has to be from one brand to apply so you could buy Lancome and MAC or another brand and end up with 6 mascaras total. This event will be happening on the last weekend of October or the first weekend of November. I didn't pay close enough attention but if you're interested I could get more details for y'all!

Have a good day loves!


11 October 2011

Haul: MAC Hue Lipstick & Lip Swatches

Hello dolls :)

I swung by MAC on Sunday after work to check out the new holiday collection. I'm totally LOVING the white packaging, but the silver glitter ruined it for me -__- lol. I purchased all the paint pots and I'm debating on a brush set or two just because of the random new brushes in there :X

While I was there I brought some of the empty pots to BACK2MAC for a new lipstick :) I ended up getting Hue. I'm trying to steer away from all the limited edition shades now and gear towards permanent stuff :D

MAC Hue Lipstick

The only thing that bugs me about getting a BACK2MAC is I don't get a box!! The way I store my makeup I like to have the box label on top so I don't have to flip it over and look UNDER the lipstick lol. My photo is a little more towards the brown side so sorry about that! This is why I don't like blogging at night but if I didn't then I wouldn't be able to blog at all. Sighh!

MAC Hue Lipstick on Lips

Okay, but this picture makes me mad because everything turned out a little more pink than it should be! UGHH.. lol, but Hue is a sheer nude pink :) I like the lipstick, but I think I'm gonna invest in a more pinky-nude lipliner because when I wear nudes you can never tell where my lipline starts or ends since it's not very prominent which sometimes I like the look.


From my one of my previous posts, [HAUL: Posh Paradise & Styledriven], I purchased the pro longwear lipliner in Nice 'n' Spicy. I finally tried it out on my lips and I love it! Since it's longwearing, it does have that dry, tight feeling to it.

Nice 'n' Spicy Pro Longwear Lip Pencil on Lips

So above is a swatch of it applied all over my lips. It's really matte and does get to the point where it feels uncomfortably dry if you aren't going to put anything on top.

Nice 'n' Spicy Pro Longwear Lip Pencil & MAC The Faerie Glen Lipstick on Lips

I applied MAC The Faerie Glen (released with Tartan Tale, I think) on top and I like the result of this lipstick more with the lipliner! With nude shades like I mentioned earlier, my lipline sorta disappears and with a straight up nude I feel like it looks like concealer lips. I like how it looks more defined but not overly defined :) Now I can start wearing more nude shades again ^_~!

Do you prefer lipstick with lipliner?


I have a mascara review coming up soon ;) I fell in love... lol, it's been a while since I've found a mascara I like and actually stuck with! Stay tuned for that, and it's not massively expensive like some dior ones I've had in the past!


28 September 2011

Depotting Project...

Had a little depotting project last night... I almost finished without breaking anything, BUT THEN my shockaholic chipped on the edge cause of the screw driver. D'oh!

Ahh well. As long as it's still useable :)


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22 September 2011

Haul: Posh Paradise & Styledriven

First off, I want to say thank you for all the gals that checked out my blog sale, it was much appreciated! Now I can go and get my passport made so I can flee the country lol...

There's still some items left on my blog sale and I've got some eyeliners and other things I want to put up there shortly!


Since the holidays are swiftly approaching, MAC is coming out with insane amounts of collections. My MAC artist Casey literally calls me in whenever the new shipment comes in since they always get it a week or so early and I get early access :) ...relatively lol.

No hand swatches for these collection. I actually forgot to go early to check out Posh Paradise so I went on release date and she showed me Styledriven and the Matchmaster foundations :) There were SOO many people getting their makeup done... on a Thursday people?! I mean come on, where are you going?!

I purchased 3 items from Posh Paradise and 1 item from Styledriven.

Sorry it's not the best lighting, I'm trying to use the tungsten lamp lighting since it's night time.

(Left to Right) Nubile Paint Pot | Genuine Treasure Paint Pot

I've actually used Nubile but the one I photographed is the extra one I got for my friend. It's a beautiful nude with pink undertones with a shimmery, slightly metallic finish. Great for evening out the lid before eyeshadow application and the shimmers aren't too obvious on the lids versus swatching it on the hand.

Genuine Treasure is like the paint pots that were released with ChamPale in terms of texture and I was obsessed with those! The color is like a antique gold/bronzey color and would be great used as an all over lid color if you're in a hurry and don't have time for blending. It's chunky shimmer gives enough sparkle so that it's not completely boring either.

Nice 'n' Spicy Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

I haven't used Nice 'n' Spicy yet but from the swatch on the back of my hand it's a neutral lipliner that's darker than my skintone so that my nude lipsticks just don't disappear and you can tell where my lipstick starts. I've been needing a neutral lipliner so I'm very excited to use this! Plus it's super long wearing because NONE of the swatches from Styledriven and the Posh Paradise's mattenes would come off the back of my hand.

Eden Rouge Mattene Lipstick

Is this another red lipstick to add to my collection?! Why yes, but Eden Rouge is different! It's actually not too drying for the amount of time it stays on my lips. (Which is almost the full day with minimal touch-up.) This lipstick never once got on my teeth when I wore it! It didn't slip or slide, but it did start to feather at the end of the day which I won't blame the lipstick since I didn't use any lipliner. I am really considering going back for more mattenes to add to my makeup collection since it was such a success with me.

Here's a photo a took shortly after I applied Eden Rouge. It's a very vivid red color with a little sheen :)

Now here it is after I chomped down some food! I thought I was ready to head out for the day but I realized I didn't eat yet so I had to scarf down what I could find. I saw lipstick coming off on the bread from my sandwich and some on the banana I ate so I didn't expect it to be on after I finished (although I was being careful) but to my surprise it was nearly fully in-tact!

See! That's why I was so impressed because most of my reds after I eat kinda just start to disappear. Plus it stayed on the entire day with minimal problems for me ^_~

What's your favorite red lipstick?

OKAYYY. So I don't haul as much as I used to, and I'm proud & glad so sorry it's not as visualizing like my hauls used to be lol. I've also got a crush on Deborah Lippman now but if I start seeing her I think my wallet is gonna hurt badly 'cause she's a gold digger. I'll show you the new nail polish I got soon! It's boring and I feel like I have something similar but the formula was so nice I couldn't resist. This is why they shouldn't have testers.

Did anyone get anything from these collections? If so, I'd like to see your hauls :)

I'll see you gals later!


01 September 2011

New items up for sale!

Hey all :)

I have just listed some items up on my blog sale!

If you know anyone that may be interested could you please direct them my way! Thanks in advance ^_^

Please have a look and if you're interested email me <3


31 August 2011

Haul & Review: MAC Me Over

Hello everyone!

I've recently hauled some stuff from MAC.. like release date last thursday recent lol. I wanted to give everything a test run before I tell y'all about it! Of course here's the haul photo!
Sorry it's not the best photo, I'm still iPhone blogging because now my camera is missing.

I purchased;;
  • MAC Moleskin Eyeshadow
  • MAC Stunner Blush
  • Deborah Lippman Today Was A Fairytale Nail Lacquer
  • MAC 211 (with two more on the way)
  • MAC 226 (two of them)
I love the eyeshadow, it works the same as MAC Soft Brown but it has more of a cool tone to it.

The blush is absolutely gorgeous, but it's not a "must have" because I'm sure I have like 10 more shades similar to this in my stash. I really wanted to get Equilibrium but I'm not sure if I would ever use it.

The nail polish is heaven, if you love yourself some glitter! With only one coat the glitter transfers lovely. Likeeee, you wouldn't need 3 billion coats to get an opaque glitter finish. It's on the pricier side though (of $20!) and is a pain in the ass to remove.

The 211 brush is AMAZINGGGG. It's the BEST eyeliner brush I've used! It's amazing when I use it with my Bobbie Brown Gel Eyeliner. I haven't used it yet with a liquid liner but I can imagine it'd be even better! It's very easy to create the thinnest line or you can easily build on it and create a thick line and it makes winging eyeliner a piece of cake! I've noticed my wings are almost identical whenever I use this brush :) ...thus why I love it so much I've ordered two more to keep as back ups LOL..

The 226 brush is also a great brush! In my opinion I'd probably prefer the 217 for crease work still but if you want a really precise darkened crease this is perfect. It's fine tapered tip helps blend colors in effortlessly and gives you great precision control. I already own one of these so I just got two more in case it's dirty or if I ever lose one.

Overall the collection was a really good one. It has dark and neutral colors with some purples in the mix. I think everyone could benefit from this release and find something they like... which could be bad for one's wallet! It didn't rape my wallet as bad as I thought though ^_^ I leave you with some swatches...

Lipsticks, Eyeshadows, Blushes, Lipglasses

Cream Coloured Bases

Lipglasses, Lipsticks, Lady Grey Quad, Evil Eye Quad

Evil Eye Quad, Shadesticks

So what did everyone end up purchasing?

If you have any other questions about the collection I have a pretty strong opinion LOL.. I just couldn't cover the rest of the collection since I'm about to head to work but I definitely spent like 2 hours there swatching and comparing and debating :3

See you in the next post!

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24 August 2011

NOTW: Hopelessly in Love {ft. Hello Kitty}

Hey gals! I was gonna post my haul but I haven't had time to make some swatches so that's gonna wait. Plus I wanted to do haul/review of the quality also ^_~

Here's a quick post. I'm sitting in the AT&T store waiting for my boyfriend to do his phone thing and I got bored. I've been admiring my nails since I've painted them last night LOL! It's the first pink nail polish I've purchased in a while. It's OPI Hopelessly In Love paired with an HK decal from sephora.

Illamasqua base coat + 2 coats of OPI Hopelessly In Love + Seche Vite results in this...
It's a beautiful soft pink that almost matches my purse! I'm really in love with it and it wasn't super opaque on the second coat so I feel like it gets that jelly look ;) or it might just be my imagination lol.

I used the camera+ app to add the blurred effect in case some of you were looking for a somewhat photo editing program for the iPhone.


On a side note, I went and got cupcakes today! I've only ate one so far (red velvet) and it was delicious! Can't wait to get home and try the rest ;)
They look so scrumptious! And all five were only $12.50! A heck of a lot cheaper than sprinkles for sure. ;)

--- edit;; I purchased the cupcakes from a store called Cupcake Bliss off Cheek Sparger in Bedford if you guys live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and want to check them out! :D

Talk to you soon!


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P.S. MAC's mac me over collection is releasing tomorrow! I'm very excited to pick up some more 226 brushes! ^_^
Anyone picking anything up from this collection? ;)

16 August 2011

NOTW: Silver Sparkles

hello all!

I finally had a chance to paint my nails the other day because I had a day off from work. Because I have to constantly wash my hands at work my nail polish chips off so easily that I feel like it's a waste of time sometimes so then I get super lazy but I know it's not a waste because I love to paint my nails so I'm trying to get back in the habit! :)


Short intermission from the Cheesecake Factory. If you're a facebook friend I'm sure you've seen my food pictures lol. We finally got to dress up together in a while so I really like this picture :) Plus it was daylight and surprisingly good for a iPhone picture! I did brighten it up a little bit on photoshop.


I purchase a little set from Ulta which was an inspired by Serena Williams theme. (I think it was Serena. Just one of the Williams sister okay!) It was about $14 but I saw it on sale the other day for about $10 -____- SIGHH!

Servin' Up Sparkle | Your Royal Shine-ness

I applied the shiny silver color on first with only one coat since it was pretty opaque and I was going to layer it. I then used two coats of the glitter polish.

It was that pretty holographic sparkle to it :) ooh I love the glitter topcoat! I think the possiblities will be endless in the future xD


Lastly, I leave you with my son! If you've been following my blog for over a year now you'll see how small he was. He's already got four teeth in and learned how to walk and say the dogs name... awwhhh :) ...and if you've been following for a long time you'll know it's my nephew ^_^

BUT I do look like his mother right?! Same skin tone, his hair goes to the same side, same nose, same mole on our arm in the same spot, and the same stupid thin top lip :P