Friday, December 9, 2011

HAUL: Magnolia Makeup

Hey guys so I know I should stop hauling but honestly this was such a steal that I had to cross it off of my wishlist  Magnolia Makeup was having a sale for 50% off their pigments and glitters. So I got them each for d dollars. How awesome for these amazing pigments! Review to come of course. I got 3 specific colors because I loved one of the looks that Lauren A.K.A QueenOfBlending had posted on her facebook. The others I got just because I liked them and I do not regret getting any of them! I'll post swatches along with the review, BTW these colors are beyond gorgeous! Read on for the rest of the pictures :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

HAUL: Urban Decay Friends and Family 2011.

Hey guys here's another friends and family haul! I just could not help myself with all these sales going on. Naturally I raided the sale section and found some steals, and I am happy to say I am pleased with everything. Trust me this is the last one for myself, the rest will now be for family members. I know most of this stuff is old news but I'll still be giving them reviews because we're still gonna be seeing them around, they're not gone forever. Let me know if any of you guys use these products and your thoughts on them :)

First package:
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette $48.00
  • Urban Decay Liquid Liners in Radium, Roach, and Ecstasy $7.00 each (Original: $17.00)
  • Free Sample Wallflower Lip Junkie

Second Package:
  • Urban Decay Rollergirl Nail Kit $8.00 (Original: $18.00)
  • Urban Decay Vinatge Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 $6.00 (Original: $32.00)
  • Urban Decay XL Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion $15.00 (Original: $23.00)
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray XL $34.00
  • Free Sample Wallflower Lip Junkie

Thursday, November 3, 2011

HAUL: Sephora Friends and Family 2011.

Sooo here is what I know people love to see, HAULS! This is my latest haul. It's my Sephora Friend and Family 2011 purchase. Review to come on these things, I have a long list of reviews to knock out. Since I had the discount I decided to splurge on some things I have been wanting. The MIA I must admit is indulgent and I have said before I wouldn't spend the money, but I decided to make the investment in my skin. I got the Tarte for True Blood palette because I saw Jacqueline's posts (1,2,3,4) on them and I had to get it to recreate her looks. Loving everything so far and I think I definitely got my money's worth. The philosophy purity cleanser was my 100 point bonus for being a beauty insider. It is freaking 12oz (valued at around $25)! How awesome is that? FREE! I really didn't need it, but I couldn't pass it up. Geesh I have enough cleanser to last me at least a year. I'll probably end up giving it to my sister or someone else who might need it. That's all my ramble for now, next the pictures. If you wanna see more images and info on the products, please keep reading after the jump.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

TALK: Life Underestimated.

I'm so sorry I've been MIA guys, school is kicking my butt right now! I promise to be back in full force for winter break. I'll only be taking one class during that time, so I'll be able to bust out some posts. Then after that I'm not sure because I'm starting my law program and I have literally NO idea what to expect or what my schedule will be like. But then again nobody reads my blog anymore so I guess it doesn't matter :( *forever alone* Well anyways if anyone cares I'll be updating more often. I'm writing up draft posts as I type this. I'm gonna queue them up and maybe it can automatically post 1-2 a day. It might be news to my blog, but this year has been really rough on me. My family has faced 2 tragedies this year losing loved ones. I lost my baby niece earlier in the year, and then my baby cousin passed away last month. It's been tough trying to adjust with them gone, it's a day by day process. I've been doing things to keep me busy like going to school full time, and hanging out with my mom more. I would be completely lost without her, and I don't know what I would do if she wasn't here to help me get through the tough time. But I don't want to ruin your guys day with my sob story, so just know that your support on my blog means the world to me. Blogging really does make me happy, and it keeps my mind off of all the stressful things I deal with in my everyday life. Anyways look out for my posts that are pretty much reviews products that I've been using over the last couple of months. Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

SALE: Sephora Friends and Family 2011.

Hey guys I'm breaking my hiatus to let you guys know about the friends and family sale sephora has going on right now. It's 20% off and you have to enter your email address into the special page to get a unique code. I'll be posting my haul as soon as I get it. I'm excited to show you guys what I got! Let me see your hauls!

Here's the shakedown:

  • When? October 20th-November 2nd
  • Discount? 20% Off your entire purchase.
  • How? Type in your email to get a unique code.

Click Here! to go straight to the website to get your code and get your haul on.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

REVIEW: Sally Hansen Perfect the Arch Dual Slant Point Tip Tweezers.

I had to move this review to the top of the list because it's something I purchased recently and I am not satisfied at all. If you wanna know more about this product, please read on.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

REVIEW: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.

Hey guys so if you haven't heard about this product from Urban Decay....I just don't know how it's possible. This spray has had many rants and raves in the beauty community, and as always I'm here to contribute. This is something that to me I would consider a necessity in my makeup routine. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Event: Sephora Store Grand Opening in Old Town Pasadena with Special Guest Ole Henriksen.

Hey guys just wanted to let you know of an event that is taking place on August 25th in Old Town Pasadena! A treat for all beauty junkies alike, a Sephora grand opening! I just received the email today so sorry for the short notice but I have newsletters for you guys. I am most excited because my favorite skin guru, Ole Henriksen, is the special guest. I have a grip of reviews coming up on his amazing products, which btw have not failed me yet. He's going to be there to cut the ribbon, give out some personalized skincare advice, and you'll also get a free consultation with Ole Henriksen experts. This event is calling to me because I have been raving about his products now for about a year. I'm not sure if I can make it just yet but I will be destroyed if I miss out.

Here's a breakdown for those of you who can't see the image.

Location: Old Town Pasadena 13 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
10am//Ribbon cutting by Ole Henriksen.
10am-1pm//Meet Ole Henriksen for personalized skincare advice.
10am-10pm//Free consultations with an Ole Henriksen expert.

"The first 100 clients to receive a consultation will take home a deluxe sample of his bestselling Ole Henriksen truth serum collagen booster."

"Come EARLY: Free sephora gift cards for the first 100 clients in line at the grand opening (with mystery values worth up to $100.)"

"Free makeup bag for Beauty Insiders with any in store purchase. Simply present this email to redeem."

If you did not receive the email, you can leave your information down below and I can forward it to you. Or just try printing out the image below.

*Click images to enlarge*

Are you guys as excited as I am? Let me know if any of you are going to check it out. I might have to live vicariously through the internet because as most of you know I don't drive and probably won't have transit to get there. So kind of bummed on that but you don't want to miss an event like this guys! Have a GLAMINOUS day friends!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Talk: Beauty Acronyms and Phrases

Hey guys so this is gonna be a compilation post that I'm gonna be editing as I go when I acquire new acronyms and phrases. I've had questions/comments about shortened words I use in my posts that some people don't get. So this is gonna be a list with explanations to those words. If you've been in the beauty community for a while you probably know these already. But a lot of the newcomers are clueless to the popular lingo we beauty enthusiasts use. So this is the guide for the newbies who are eager to know more. If you guys know of any that are not on here feel free to let me know in the comments so that I can add them. Many thanks and I hope you can learn from this post and pass the knowledge on. 

SMH- Stars Makeup Haven
BE- Bare Escentuals
BM- Bare Minerals
CG- China Glaze or Cover Girl
CS- Coastal Scents
HG- Holy Grail
MAC- Makeup Art Cosmetics
MUFE- Make Up For Ever
UD- Urban Decay
UDPP- Urban Decay Primer Potion
VS- Victoria's Secret

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BEAUTY RECIPE: Ole Henriksen's Scandinavian Oatmeal Cleanser

Here's a video for you guys on one of my favorite beauty gurus, Ole Henriksen. I've never really mentioned him and his brand on my blog but have praised them on my twitter. I absolutely love this video for its simplicity. I have yet to try this recipe but I definitely will and let you guys know how it goes. I can't get enough of Ole Henriksen!

If you wanna know more about the video and the instructions and ingredients on how to make this cleanser then please keep on reading.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Haul: KleanColor Nail Lacquers and Randoms

I am coming to fall in love with KleanColor polishes. They are super affordable and amazing quality! I've been buying them from a user on eBay called 27kitten, check them out if you need a fixing for these polishes like I do! They retail for $3.49 and she sells them for $1.75, albeit the shipping is $2.50 for 1 so I make it worth my while and get a handful. When I was in Vegas I got a manicure before coming back to L.A. and I fell in love with a polish and it was in impulse buy but I shelled out $7 for it. Crazy right! This was the first I had ever heard of the brand so I didn't know their value until I got home. I was distraught so I went out to seek more, I usually go to eBay when I want something cheap and fast so I was satisfied with all my purchases. In total I have 15 of these polishes now and I just discovered them a little over a month ago. But KleanColor is my new favorite brand for all the tie in factors. Look for a review in the near future!

Read on for the rest of the haul!

Monday, July 25, 2011

REVIEW: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

So off the bat what I didn't like about this product is specifically the wonky color range. I'm normally an NC42-3 in MAC but for this concealer the NC43 was too dark. The next shade down is NC35, which is light but it oxidizes on me so it balances out. So this is the only case in which I won't mind it oxidizing. I can only use this concealer under my foundation, and when my skin is in good condition a.k.a no dry spots. I personally can't use this concealer under my eyes because I tend to be dry in that area. I actually really like the pigmentation but it doesn't work well on active blemishes, you would need to layer it and then it just gets cakey. One of the better aspects of this concealer is the price with the amount you get. You get half of a foundation basically and you do not need a lot of product to cover what you need.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Haul: Collective Haul & First Haul 0f 2011!

So I haven't done a haul post in forever and a half. I have been hauling just haven't had time to post it. So I decided to post one I did today and some pictures of previous recent ones. Reviews for all these things will be coming so get ready for those :)

-NARS Sheer Matte Foundation ($42)
-Tarte Clean Slate Primer ($30)
-NARS Orgasm Illuminator
-Dr.Brandt Pores No More Sample
Click the jump for more pictures :)