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December 13, 2009

Sephora Super Shimmer Lip Gloss

This is a product that no one can resist because it's FREE. This is the birthday gift that Sephora has been giving out recently to beauty insiders. It's free to sign up with Sephora's Beauty Insider program. You earn points with every purchase to get free samples and a free birthday gift like this one! My birthday was actually in March. I didn't go to Sephora at the time, so I got an email from them with a coupon that let me redeem my gift last month. The gifts change though, so it won't always be lipglosses.

- FREE. You can't get anymore affordable than that.
- Small squeeze tubes are easy to carry around.
- Has a sweet smell, almost like candy.
- Moisturizing and shiny.

- Not very pigmented. The darkest shade does give lips a hint of color, but not what you see in the tube.

precious pink, rosy glow, bronzed beauty

precious pink

rosy glow

bronzed beauty

precious pink, rosy glow, bronzed beauty

November 29, 2009

China Glaze Wild Mink + Konad

China Glaze in "Wild Mink." I know I've posted this before, but I think this is a better picture. This is probably my favorite nail polish. It's the one I use the most. I reach for this so much because application is so easy.

I was playing around with the Konad nail art kit. I used white for the design and added a shimmery pink top coat. The pinky nail design smeared! I'm still trying to get the hang of it, but it's really cool.

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish everyone a


I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday. Eat lots of yummy food! & Instead of thinking about the things you want, take the time to appreciate what you already have.

I'm most thankful for the people in my life. They're much more valuable to me than material possessions and I would be nowhere without them. My family, my boyfriend, my best friends.

I'm also thankful for my followers! Especially those who leave comments. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

November 19, 2009

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, with a refreshing fragrance, revitalizes greasy, dull and lifeless hair between washes. Instantly leaves your hair feeling clean, full of body, and smelling beautiful. Quick and convenient to use wherever you are.

Overall Rating: 5/5
Price: Around $6 at Sally Beauty Supply

This stuff is a life saver. It really soaks up the oil in my hair, leaving it feeling clean and refreshed. It saves me so much time in the morning. My hair (especially my bangs) gets greasy pretty quickly and I don't have to shampoo & straighten my hair every single day anymore. It has a sort of powdery scent, which isn't bad compared to other dry shampoos. Honestly, the expensive ones I've tried have such STRONG smells that I don't like at all. It's also much more affordable than other dry shampoos, and the bottle lasts me for almost a month. I like how it's in a spray can so I can carry it in my bag and use it if my hair starts getting oily throughout the day.


start off with shiny, but oily hair!

i brush my hair back a little bit first

spray the dry shampoo onto your hair

lift up strands of hair and spray into the roots

massage it in until the white color is gone

brush your hair again

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November 01, 2009

FOTD: Tiger Lily Eyes for Halloween

I hope everyone had a good Halloween! I didn't buy a costume, so I just wore green and purple to match my eye makeup.

My Look:

Products Used:
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer
- Revlon Colorstay Foundation
- MAC Prep + Prime Powder
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
- Hard Candy Blush in Honeymoon

- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- 88 Eyeshadow Palette
- Milani Eyetech Liquid Liner in Black
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
- Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara
- Creme Lashes #13

- Rimmel Lipstick in Airy Fairy

Inspiration: (an old halloween face chart from mac)

October 27, 2009

Outfit of the Day?

I've been following a website called Chictopia for a while now. It's basically a website where people post pictures of their outfits. If you're interested in fashion I'd definitely check it out. It's really fun seeing what other people put together. I decided to make my own account. Maybe I'll start posting when I can take better pictures, haha.

Here's my outfit today though. Until now, the weather's been pretty warm staying in the 70's. Today was the first day of the season that the temperature was in the low 50's.

- white sweater (forever 21)
- green plaid jacket (forever 21)
- denim jeans (forever 21)
- white scarf (forever 21)
- black boots (union bay)

I guess it's obvious I love shopping at Forever 21 ><

October 21, 2009

99 Cents L'Oreal HIP

Once in a while, I find something good from the 99 cent only store that's usually sold at drugstores. I wasn't expecting to see anything interesting today since I haven't in a while... but there were a couple of L'Oreal HIP items! 7 items for $7.

Color Rich Cream Crayon - Unmistakable

Color Chrome Eyeliners - Green Flash (left) , Blue Spark (right)

(left to right) Unmistakable, Blue Spark, Green Flash

Jelly Balm - Savory

Jelly Balm - Luscious

Luscious (left), Savory (right)

Cream Shadow Paints - Nervy (top), Secretive (bottom)

Secretive (left) Nervy (right)

October 15, 2009

Hard Candy, Sallys Update

You might have heard that Hard Candy has been revamped and is now being sold for drugstore prices at Walmart. I was excited to see the beautiful new display!

Blush Crush Baked Blush in HONEYMOON: This looks gorgeous in the pan. A soft light pink with some tiny purple veining. I was expecting this to be similar to MAC's mineralize blushes, but this is much more similar to the mineralize skin finishes. There isn't much color payoff, but it gives a beautiful shimmer that's great for highlighting.

Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in ROCK N ROLL: Another gorgeous looking product. Very smooth and shimmery.

Balm Girls Moisturizing Lip Balm in JULIE: I'm not too sure if I like this one. With the word "tinted" I thought it would add some color to my lips, but it's extremely sheer. It almost looks like clear lipgloss on my lips. It also has that weird plastic/play-dough/crayon type smell. On the plus side, it's really moisturizing and glossy with a unique packaging.

Curl Up & Dye lash curling mascara in INK: I'm really disappointed in this one. I got sucked into buying it because of its promise to curl. I have stick straight lashes and I need a mascara that can hold a curl. This did the opposite. After using my lash curler and applying this, my lashes drooped down. The mascara felt very heavy and wet.

Overall, it seems like a nice brand. I'll probably be avoiding their mascaras, but I'm willing to try more Hard Candy products.


On my previous post, I talked about my bad experience at Sallys. I wrote an email to their customer service explaining the incident. The company called me, but I wasn't able to answer because I was in school. They left a voicemail, apologizing for my experience. They also said that they would forward the incident to the district manager here and investigate the store or something.

October 06, 2009

RANT: Horrible Experience at Sallys

Something happened today that made me really angry.

My boyfriend and I were going to Target, and I saw a Sally Beauty Supply that I had never been to before. I usually go to a different Sallys. I told him that I wanted to go in and look around, so we did. I'm the kind of person who can probably walk around a beauty store like Sallys or Sephora for hours. I never get tired of checking out the products. I'm also a very indecisive person, so I spend a lot of time thinking about whether I should buy things or not.

The woman working there asked me three times if I needed any help. Each time I said to her, "No thank you, I'm not looking for anything in particular. Just browsing." We were in the store for around 10-15 minutes when she comes up to me and says, "Look, if you don't need my help with anything I'm gonna have to ask you to leave. You've been walking around the store for a while, and it's suspicious of burglary."

At first I thought she was joking, but she wasn't. I couldn't believe that she was accusing my boyfriend and I of looking like thieves. I didn't do anything wrong or weird while walking around. I was just looking at the products like I usually do in any other store. Just because I wasn't in and out of the store in a minute makes me look like a thief? Not needing her assistance means I have intentions of stealing? I was SO angry. I put the product I was holding back on the shelf and told my boyfriend that we were leaving. I was planning on buying something, but I definitely changed my mind. I wasn't about the give that store my money.

Now that I think about it, I should have said something to her. I should have told her how rude she was. That it was wrong for her to accuse us of looking like thieves when we didn't do anything wrong. But at the time, I was so angry and shocked that all I wanted to do was leave and not deal with her. I have NEVER been accused of looking suspicious. I was so upset that I started crying afterwards in the car.

This happened at the Sally Beauty Supply on Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. I definitely won't be going back there and I wouldn't recommend anyone else go either :(

September 25, 2009

Milani Haul & Swatches

Milani is my favorite drugstore brand of makeup. CVS had their products at buy 1 get 1 50% off this week, so I couldn't resist picking up a few things! I got the Touch of Brown eyeshadow quad, Sunset City sunset duo, Enchantment nail polish, and Fairy Tale nail polish.

I thought the blush bronzer duo looked similar to Nars Laguna/Orgasm duo, so I took some comparison swatches. I also compared them to Milani's old luminous blush, which is often said to be an Orgasm dupe. The Sunset City blush is more golden than the Orgasm blush. But as you can see in the photos, they're still pretty similar.

The polishes are from a limited edition collection called, "Black Magic." It includes nail polishes that are all dark but have different colored glitters. I'm not a big fan of plain black nail polish, so I love the hint of glittery color in these. I'm thinking of picking up the other colors sometime!

eyeshadow quad: 01 touch of brown

top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right shades

sunset duo: 01 sunset city

bronzer & blush combined, bronzer only, blush only

nars laguna/orgasm on the left, milani sunset city on the right

nars orgasm, milani sunset city blush, milani luminous

nailpolishes in fairy tale, enchantment

close up of enchantment

close up of fairy tale

i'm wearing fairy tale right now. it's so pretty!
sorry about the sloppy application, i was excited to try it.
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I also put a new layout on my blog since I felt like the default ones weren't spacious enough. I like it, what do you guys think? I used to make layouts for xanga, myspace, etc but I was too lazy to make one for blogger. So, I found this lovely layout at