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May 26, 2009

MAC Brush Haul

Don't you hate it when something is so expensive that you try to tell yourself, "It's not worth it," but you know it is? That's how I feel about MAC brushes. So pricey.. yet so nice.

I went to the CCO the other day and saw that they had the 181, mini kabuki, for only $21.00. Good deal, so I got it. I used to want the 182, which is the larger version, but I don't think I'll be needing it anytime soon. After I washed the 181, the bristles kind of expanded and it seems like a pretty good size for my face. Or maybe I just have a small face, haha.

The 187 seems to be the most popular, raved about, HG brush.. and I got it as a present from my bf! I'm so happy. He knows I've been wanting this brush for the longest time but I was never willing to spend that much on it yet. He went to MAC all by himself and got it for me. That's sweet of him, I'm really grateful :)

May 25, 2009

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Swatches

I think I got these last year. I wasn't blogging at the time, so I will share the swatches now. These are the "ultra pearl mania" loose eyeshadows. When I got them, they were $1.00 each. I think they raised the price by 50 cents, so each one is now $1.50 on For a dollar, they're a really good deal. Very pigmented and shimmery. If you like matte shadows, these probably aren't for you. Only bad part is the packaging. The opening of the jar is so narrow, you can't dip your shadow brush in. So it's a good idea to transfer them into another container if you plan on using them often.

*click on thumbnails for a bigger view*

May 21, 2009

Nails: China Glaze Fifth Avenue

China Glaze polish in "Fifth Avenue"

I was rushing the day I put this on, so I only put one coat and it's really opaque. It's a pink-brown shade, good if you want something girly yet muted. It looks more brown than this in real life.

This is when the self timer on my camera comes in handy, haha. I thought it came out cute.

May 17, 2009

Award Tag, Prom

Terms & Conditions For the Award Recipient

1. Paste the Award Logo in your blog.
2. Give out the award to 10 Blogs that you feels the most inspired and most friendly.
3. Make sure u back linked the recipients' blogs to your blog.
4. Inform the recipients about the award by leaving them comments on their blog
5. Give some love to the person who gave you this award.

Yay! Thanks so much to Yinmei for tagging me!

I think all of these people are on blogspot, so I will list their usernames! They probably don't even know who I am, haha. But these are some of my favorite beauty blogs to read. I follow a lot of blogs and love them all, so it was hard to narrow it down.

1) nessasarymakeup
2) christianadivine
3) fafinettex3
4) sher0xx
5) beauty is androgynous
6) makemeup88
7) vietxpinay
8) iamgrape1119
9) tinamarieonline
10) veraology


My prom was a few weeks ago, but I figured I would share a few pictures anyway :)

we always take car pictures, haha.


May 15, 2009

Grey's Anatomy Season 5 Finale,,

Anyone a big fan of Grey's Anatomy? That finale episode.. shocking. I think that's the best word to describe it. I was crying like a BABY. The whole Izzie thing is so sad, but it was expected. On the other hand, George.. no. I wasn't expecting that at all. The 007 scene when Meredith realizes who the john doe was.. that's when the tears really started flowing. I hope that both of them don't die. I hate season finale cliffhangers. Way to leave the fans hanging. We won't find out what happens until fall :(

"Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around. Drink it in; cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

May 14, 2009

NYX Round Lipsticks & Lipgloss Haul/Swatches

My NYX haul from is finally here! Yay! I'm so impatient when it comes to waiting for things in the mail. Everything was 50% off, so definitely a good deal.

NYX Round Lipstick: B52, Fig, Mars, Tea Rose, Thalia
NYX Round Lipgloss: Mauve, Sorbet

* click pictures for full size *


May 13, 2009

Nails: China Glaze Shower Together

Today I'm wearing China Glaze nail polish in "shower together." It's a really deep yet bright blue shade. A dramatic polish, but really pretty.

Sorry my nails are so funny looking. I used to have a bad habit of biting my nails. I don't do it anymore but they still grow out weird.

May 05, 2009

50% Off NYX Cosmetics

50% off of NYX Cosmetics from May 1-15 with coupon code "NYX50"

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If you haven't tried anything from NYX yet, this is a good opportunity. Their products are affordable and really good quality. Especially their eye and lip products.

This week and next week are AP testing. What's a better way to relieve stress than by shopping? Especially MAKEUP SHOPPING! Haha, no worries, I didn't go crazy. I just ordered a few round lipsticks and glosses since I always hear good things about them. The glosses came out to $1 each and the lipsticks were $1.75.