Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 2011 Favorites!

I CANNOT even believe that 2011 is over. This is the last day of 2011 for me. This year went by so fast. I feel like yesterday was just New Years of 2011, but I am still happy to be living in 2012. This month I don't have many favorites, but I still figure that I'll do it.

1.) Palladio Herbal Eye Shadow Primer
2.) Sephora Mini Shopping Bag Makeup Palette
3.) Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colours in Rose Wood
4.) Jack Black Lip Balms
5.) Butter London Nail Polish in British Racing Green
6.) Stila Lip Glazes
7.) Boots No 7 Quick Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes 30
8.) Paris Hilton Can Can Perfume by Paris Hilton
9.) NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer Oil-Free
10.) Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up
11.) NARS Larger Than Life Lipglosses
12.) Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black

1.) "Cry Cry" by T-Ara
2. People Favorites: Girls' Generation Hyoyeon and T-Ara Jiyeon

That's all for my December 2011 Favorites. Hope you all enjoyed it!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Good Drugstore Concealer

There are billions of concealers on the markets out there. Some are suppose to be really versatile, but some are only for one specific duty. And I feel that this is going to be a really useful post for anyone out there, especially for beginners. Usually, for beginners I would suggest to go with more cheaper drugstore products, because if you don't like the product you won't feel so regretful buying it. Well, this concealer I guarantee will work wonders for most people. It is the Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Concealer. You can find it at any drugstores around you.

Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Concealer is my all time favorite drugstore concealer so far. It is really a good unique versatile product. It says to work really well on your face, as well as your eyes. I also happen to find that it is really great if you want a really great eyeshadow primer. I have used it a few times as an eye shadow primer and it really does help make the colors more vibrant and last longer. But obviously if you compare it to a product that was MEANT as an eyeshadow primer it will definitely work better. Since, the concealer wasn't targeted as an eye primer, although it still work great if you are just going to run some few little errands or if you are a beginner. So than you won't have to buy a concealer and an eyeshadow primer.

But to be talking on how it covers imperfections, it works great. You may notice if you have tried a few different concealers, that sometime when you put it on the imperfections and blend it out you can still see the imperfections since you are kind of wiping the concealer away. But that doesn't happen with the Maybelline SuperStay 24HR concealer. It really does covers up imperfections on my face really well. As for the eyes, I find that a little bit really goes along way with the concealer. You need the littlest amount and it will cover up any redness or dark circles. Although, I do have to warn you that it works differently with everyone and that if you use a bit too much of it, it can look cakey or crease under your eyes. So be careful with how much you apply.

Overall, I would recommend it to anyone. And I would rate this a 4 out of 5 since it does crease if you use too much, but I am pretty sure that happens to 70% of the concealers out there. And that it does not have a lot of shade ranges. They only have 5 shades so far, but hopefully they will come out with more ranges of shades for every skintone out there.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Books Haul

Like I've said in my "what i get for christmas" or something along those lines blog post, I'll be doing a separate haul on the books that I had received as Christmas presents. So every Christmas, I always received books from my relatives because I am SUCH a bookworm. I literally read 1-2 hours everyday. I usually read at night though, since it is more quiet in my house. And I am not doing this post to brag about what books I received for free. It is just that I really enjoy books hauls, as many of you have already know.

1.) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson- As many of you may know, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" has just released a movie for it which is currently playing in theaters right now. And I've seen the trailer for the movie since October and it seemed really interesting so I ask for the book for Christmas. Because I am planning on seeing the movie with my family and a few of my friends after I finished reading the book. Because I am already half way done through it. I get so sucked into the storyline. It is really interesting. It was given to me by my dad.

2.) The Girl that Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson- Then, I guess he decided to get the next book after the dragon tattoo one. Which, is "The Girl that Played with Fire". And I am already excited to read this one.

3.) A Game of Thrones A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 1 by George R. R. Martin-This next book is also really interesting. I didn't ask for it, but my uncle just bought it for me. I am probably going to read this after I finished with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've read the back cover and it quite interesting.

4.) The Lady of the Rives by Philippa Gregory- This one I had asked for for because I absolutely love like ancient European history novels. And not to mention that I love Philippa Gregory books.

5.) The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks- Nicholas Sparks just released his latest book which is "The Best of Me". And Nicholas Sparks is definitely one of my all time favorite author. His books all have a great storyline, I actually own 95% of his books. And a lot of them get made into movies like "A Walk to Remember".

6.) Can you keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella- The next book that I received was on my Christmas wishlist. I also love Sophie Kinsella books. I've bought 2 of her books last summer and it was absolutely beautiful. Her books are more of a fast beach read. And I am sometime into these kinds of books, so I had to ask for it for Christmas.

7.) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater- The next book is "Shiver". It is in a trilogy with 2 other books after it. But I read some reviews online of the book and it seem to be a really good book. So I asked for it for Christmas to see my opinions on it.

8.) The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell- One of my all time favorite book series are the Sex and the City series by Candace Bushnell. I've read all 6 books in the series, so I decided that I wanted the latest one that she had released for the series and it is "Summer and the City". I literally, recommend this book to any girl that is girly and interested in chic flick dramas if you know what I mean.

That was all the books that I had received for my Christmas presents.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Did I Break My Bad Beauty Habits?

About a little over a month ago I did a blog post of my bad beauty habits. So if you haven't seen that one, feel free to check it out in my November blog posts category. Anyway, in that post I stated my 10 bad beauty habits. Those habits can make me regret it in either the long run or currently. And I've said that a month than I will be doing an updated blog post of whether I succeeded at breaking them or not. And I am going in order down the list exactly the way they are in "my bad beauty habits" post. If you are wondering than keep on reading...

1.) I have to admit that I cannot stop rubbing my eyes. It is just really hard for me to break it. I don't know how I can stop that. So if you have any suggestions on what I can do to stop it please please say it in the comment section below.

2.) Now, this next post I have to say that I did break it. Everytime I go outside my house roof I always always applied either a sunscreeen or a lotion with at least SPF 15. And this was started into a good habits for me now.

3.) This next one, I also can't stop like my first habit. It is just really hard and that is touching my eyes. And I hate this one the most after my first bad beauty habits. Because sometime I just do it without thinking or I sometime touch it because it gets itchy which is so annoying.
And the same thing goes with this one, if you have any helpful advice on how I can stop touching my face throughout the day than please leave it down below.

4.) The fourth one for me is kind of a 50/50. Because I don't backcomb my hair everyday now. Although, I do do it sometime which is like 1 out of every two weeks. So I guess you can say I did break it, because I only now tease it when I REALLY HAVE to.

5.) The same thing goes for the fifth one with me. I don't put my hair that much up anymore. I usually leave it down. But I do put it up sometime, but very rare that you'll see me with my hair up. I would say that from that blog post till now I think I've only putted my hair up with a rubber band 3-4 times altogether.

6.) This next one I failed at. I think that I've only washed my pillow cases 2 times from November 26 and it is now December 28. Which, I should've wash it twice as much but I usually forget about washing them.

7.) The seventh one for me is like a few of my other habits. I never ever braid my hair now, but only for one time when I wanted my hair to look wavy and beachy.

8.) I still cannot break my eight beauty habits. I still go to bed sometime with hairspray. This is bad for both my hair and skin, but it is just really really hard for me to break it. I tried to stop it although I still do it from time to time. So any suggestions please if it down below.

9.) For painting my nails, I'd have to say that I did succeed in it. Every single weekend so far I've let my nails to breathe without anything on it for at least a full 24 hours. So hooray for this one!

10.) My last and only bad beauty habits I could think of is sleeping with wet hair. I did break this one off as well. I can't really think of a time since the 26th of last month that I slept with my hair wet or damp.

So that is my update on my bad beauty habits. And remember I would love to take any suggestions any of you have on how I can break my bad beauty habits. Because I really do need advice and tips on a few of them.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

What Did I Get for Christmas 2011?

Long time, no talk everyone! If you've followed me on twitter and probably read my last few blog posts you'll probably know that I am not in California right now. I am actually in my bedroom at my grandparents' house right now in Tennessee. I am here with my family and a few of my friends to celebrate our Christmas with my grandparents. So I am just relaxing and enjoying the white Christmas that I had yesterday and today it is crazily snowing. I absolutely love the snow, so I am just snuggling in my bed doing this post on what I got for Christmas yesterday.

And just to clear everything out, I am not doing this to brag about what I got. I just thought that it is really fun to know what others people got for their Christmas's presents. And if you are like me than you'll understand that already. But if you have anything against it you can exit out this post anytime you want. Lets get started...


1.) Philosophy The Funnel Cake Stand Gift Set- This set includes Sugar Sprinkles, Fruit Berry and Chocolate Lemon. It was given to me by my mom.

2.) Philosophy Sugar Plum Frost Gift Set- This set includes a high flavor lip shine, shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath. This set was given to me also by my mom. She absolutely love Philosophy products that's why.

3.) Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet- This is a 3 in one products. It is a shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. This was given to me by aunt.

4.) Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette- My sister Brooke knew that I absolutely love the 1st original Naked palette by UD, so she decided to purchase the second one for me.

5.) Lancome Glamour Eyes by Michelle Phan- This box set was also given to me by my mom, because Lancome is her all time favorite makeup brand. It includes Color Design Eye-Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow and Line Palette in Chic by Chelle, Hypnose Drama Mascara in Excessive Black and Artliner Precision Point EyeLiner in Noir.

6.) Philosophy With Gratitude- This was given to me by my cousin. This product is the Amazing Gace Shampoo, Shower gel & buble bath.

7.) Bare Escentuals Big, Bright & Brilliat Trio Mini Eyeliners- This set was also given to me by Brooke as well. The 3 eyeliners in the set are Black Gold, Black Diamond and Midnight Moon.

8.) Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style Mini Rollerball Coffret- This was given to me by my dad. The perfumes that it includes are Love, Lil' Angel, Music, Baby and G.

9.) Sephora Favorites Beauty & the Bride- Samantha my other older sister gave me this set. This I would have to say is my favorite present that I received this Christmas. This sets includes Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Rosy, Stila Kitten Eyeshadow,Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in True Romantic, Benefit the Porefessional, Lancome Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling,
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara in Blac, bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer, Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Black,
Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Brooklyn, Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens, Flora by Gucci Eau Fraiche.

10.) Korres Cherry-Picked Cherry Oil Lipgoss Quad- This was given to me by my other cousin. The quads has the glosses in Natural Purple, Naked Rose, Fuchsia and Light Purple.

11.) nails inc. London Magnetic Polishes- This one I would have to say be my 2nd favorite presents overall. It is like one of the coolest beauty related things ever. Anyway, the colors I received it in are Trafalgar Square, House of Parliament and Whitehall Teal.

12.) Philosophy Congrats!- I'm pretty sure I don't have to explain who gave this to me or what it is. But just FYI it a 3 in 1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath.

13.) Pacifica Island Vanilla Body Butter To Go- I actually have never heard of this brand, but I think that it might be from Ulta. Although, I am not positive I think that it is either Ulta or Sephora. This was given to me by Samantha as well.

14.) Shiseido Refining Body Exfoliator- This was given to me by my aunt, but she is not the one that gave me the Philosophy one. She is actually from NYC and she is just visiting my grandparents as well. And this is a pretty explanatory product. It is one it says.

15.) Soap & Glory Do A Bubble Take Set- So I am not sure if you know this about me, but I am absolutely obsess with Soap & Glory products. So my friend Jessica got me one of their sets. The set that I received includes Flake Away Body Polish, The Righteous Butter, Clean On Me Shower Gel,
Hand Food Hand Cream To Go, Glad Hair Day Ultra-Shine Daily Shampoo,
Girligo Spray-On Body Moisturizing Mist, Super Sudsy Shower Pouf that came in a really cute barrel bag.

16.) L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream Rich in Shea Butter- This product is also another self explanatory product that was given to me by my mom. And I am pretty sure that this brand is from Sephora, because sometime when I walked into Sephora I would see this brand but I was just never really interested in them. But I am actually pretty impress with this body cream. I had used it this morning after I got out of the shower.

17.) Bite Luminous Creme Mini Lipsticks Set- This was given to me by brother, because he is a guy and he doesn't wear makeup. And the only makeup that he probably heard about are lipsticks. So I guess he just give me this set, because he probably didn't know what to pick. But I cannot wait to get back to LA and try them. Because they look like a pretty good brand. But the colors that it came with are Shiraz, Fig, Pepper, Bouquet and Champagne.

18.) Benefit I'm Glam...Therefore I am Set- This was given to me by my grandma. The sets has Girl Meets Pearl, Eyeshadows:Pink Fancy, Icy Lilac, Posh Amethyst and Precious Pewter,Double Ended Sponge Applicator, Glamming Face Powder with Brush, A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara in Black and Lip Gloss in Life On The A List.

19.) Benefit Ticket To Glossytown Lipgloss Set- This little Benefit set was given to me by my brother's fiance Sasha. The glosses that it came with are So Frisk Me, Nudie-Tude, Spiked Punch, Kiss You, Life On The A List and Foxy Lady.

20.) Magazines- I was given a bunch of magazines from my dad. And they are all the January 2012 issues. The magazines that I got are Allure, Glamour, InStyle, Ford, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Star, Marie Claire, Elle, Health, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle Girl, Cosmo Girl, Popstar! Magazine and Billboard. I didn't get any Seventeen magazines, because my dad knows that I already have it since I am subscribed to Seventeen so I get their issues every single month.

21.) Too Faced Glamour To Go 2 Pocket Palette- This cute products are given to me by my other friend. This basically just have eyeshadows, lipglosses and a blush.

22.) Too Faced The Bronzed & The Beautiful in French Riviera Edition- This gift set was given to me by one of my friends as well. It has the Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer, Bronzing Powders in Chocolate Soleil, Powdered Sun, Sun Bunny, Snow Bunny and get-the-look instructional cards which Too Faced has in almost every single of their products.

23.) adonna Christmas Flannel Pajamas Tall in Paws & Dots- This was given to me by both of my parents. Because every single Christmas they both would help each other out picked out a pajama set for me and my siblings. And this one is very cute, soft, cozy and super comfortable. I am actually wearing it right now that is why I know how super comfy they are. And it seems to be a JC Penney brand, I believe.

24.) Olive, Blue and Red Beanies- These beanies are given to me by my brother and he says that it is from Forever 21.

25.) Knitted Scarf- As another gift from my grandma, she knitted a super gorgeous and comfortable scarf. I absolutely appreciate it and cannot thank her enough.

26.) Dark Wash BP. Faded Denim Jacket- I already have 3 jean jackets at home and they are all given to me by my grandpa every Christmas. And I still fit into them since the size are adjustable. And this year he gave me another one and it is from the brand BP. which is from Nordstrom. He says that everyone should have a lot of denim jackets stock up in their closets. Because he love wearing denim jackets.

27.) Mustardy Sand Color Frye "Dorado" Riding Boots- This boot I believe was also from Nordstrom. My cousin gave this to me. I have tried it on and I have nothing like it ever in my shoe collections. I feel like the color really makes it unique from any other boots that I already own.

28.) Light Grey Modern Vintage "Orsa" Boots- My last pair of shoes that I received is by my mom. My mom she always somehow give me the most presents than anyone else for Christmas. This was also by Nordstrom.

29.) Gift Cards- I was also given a few gift cards by relatives friends. I got a $100 to Express, $25 to Forever 21, $50 to Sephora and an iMax movie theater gift card.

30.) BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadows Palette 3rd Edition- And I forgot to include this with my makeup presents, but I got the BH Cosmetics 120 palette 3rd edition. I already have the 1st and 2nd edition and I love them, so I had wanted the 3rd edition since August but I was like I'm going to ask for it for Christmas this year. And I actually got it and it was given to me by my dad.

31.) Christmas Cards- I also got 7 Christmas cards from my relatives in total. Most of them sent them, because I can't come for the break. But some just comes along with gifts.

32.) Money- I also recieved money from my grandparents, aunts and uncles.

33.) Snacks and Drinks- Lastly, I received some snacks and little drinks as gifts.

34.) Books- I also received some books, but I am going to take a whole entire separate post for that. Since, this blog is already kind of long.

Hope you all enjoy reading what I got for Christmas. And I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Favorite Drugstore/High End Face Highlighters

During December I've been loving to highlight my skin every day I wear makeup. And I have quuite a bit of products that I've been using to highlight my face. They range from drugstore to high end products. And they are in no particular of how I like them. I love all of them equally.

If you don't know what a highlighter is. Basically, it is just product that you can use on your face or just anywhere on your body to make your skin glow and brighten. The places that you can highlight on your face are your cheekbones, chin, cupid bow, bridge of your nose, middle of your forehead, inner corner and under your brows. I would recommend to highlight anything that you want to look bigger and brighter. If you have oily skin, I would recommend avoiding highlighting your t-zone area. Which, is basically your forehead, nose and chin. The cupid bow is an exception to the t-zone.

Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Power in 010 Brighten
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Ended Concealer/ Highlighter
Maybelline Expert Wear Single Eyeshadow in Champagne Fizz

High End:

Benefit High Beam
Benefit Watt's Up!
Givenchy Mister Bright Touch of Light Pen in Moon Light
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #2
Guerlain Precious Light Rejuvinating Illuminator in 00
NARS Illuminators in Copacobana, Orgasm and Super Orgasm
NARS Powder Blush in Albatross
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in By Candlelight and Soft and Gentle
MAC Cream Colour Bases
MAC Pigments in Naked, Vanilla, Frozen White and Pink Opal

I really hope that this post was helpful to you. Maybe it can inspires to get into highlighting if you didn't already yet. Overall, I just hope that this post will inform and you all learn something from it.

Holiday Gift Ideas for People that is Interested in the Entertainment Industry

Santa Clause is coming to town! Hey, everyone I am totally in the Wintery Christmas mood. I mean come on Christmas is next week and winter is in just a few days. And I hope that you guys are maybe still shopping for Christmas presents, because this is also another holiday gift suggestions. But it is mainly focus more toward people that are interested in the entermainment industry. Because I love acting and if you didn't know I am currently sign to an acting agency. I basically, just love everything about the entertainment industry. On my free time I like to dance and sing.


Books- "Hollywood 101 The Film Industry" or "The Power of the Actor The Chubbuck Technique" These are great little gift ideas, that I think will suits everyone that are interested in the film industry. Whether, it is more of acting, directing, producing, scriptwriting etc these books will cover all of that.

Movies- I am sure that if they are interested in the film entertainment industry they will like to watch movies. I mean if you watch movies a lot you will know how to act better and the techniques of directing, producing, script writing, lighting etc and just anything that are related to the film industry. So pick out a few movies DVDs that you think they will like. I personally like action, funny, chic flick and romance so I would totally love to received any movies in these categories. A few of my recommendations are Angelina Jolie's movies. She is my ALL time favorite actress. I mean her movies has a lot a lot of actions and sometime it is romance, so I just love her. Not to mention that she is a really nice person, I personally think.

Dramas/Tv Shows- If the person you are looking for is more of a tv fanatic, I would definitely recommend buying dvds of their favorite tv shows. But make sure that they don't already have it. So let say if they like watching "Lost" than buy them the seasons dvds where they have all of the episodes from all seasons. This way they can watch it anytime they want to.

Film Camera- If they are more interested in the filming part of the acting industry. I would say to go ahead and buy a small film camera. But I have to warn you that it can be quite expensive. But this is only if you have the money for it.

Movies Tickets- And we cannot forget about the movies tickets. So buy them a ticket to a movie that is currently showing in the big screen and that they would want to see. They can also get to enjoy their time watching it with the person they love and care about.

If they are more into the singing part of the entertainment industry, than here are my suggestions.

Albums- Definitely, buying an album of their favorite singer or band would totally be really sweet to them. But again make sure they don't already have that album. So I really like Girls' Generation so getting anything from them even their album will totally make my day.

Photobooks- Some celebrities or bands sometime has photobooks. Like Girls' Generation they have 3 photoboooks so far and the third one that they released is on my Christmas Wishlist. Since, I do have their first two photobooks already. It is also just a really nice way, because they can look at their favorite artist or artists.

Concert Tickets- If you are willing to spend a bit more money, than I would say to go for concert tickets. You can buy tickets for you, the person you are giving it to and a few of your other friends and just enjoy your time at your person favorite artist or bands concert.

Dancing: Not only is dancing fun, but it is also a great fun exercise. You get to workout and have a fun time at the same time.

Dance Class- If you are willing to spend a bit more money for the person that you are giving the present to. I would suggest to pay for their dance class. You can either pay for the dance class that they are currently enroll in, or you can find them a dance class and pay it for them. Maybe for a whole month, or even an entire year if you are willing to.

Dance Workout- Or maybe on the Christmas day or just somewhere around there you can spend an hour or more dancing to you guys favorite songs.

Modeling: I also think that modeling is also part of the entertainment industry. I don't know it might just be me, but I totally think that modeling is definitely one part of the entertainment industry.

Stores- I think that if your person is interested in modeling. I think that 90& of the time they are interested in fashion. Since, runway modeling is a popular part of modeling and it definitely involve fashion. So give them gift card or gift cards to their favorite clothing stores. They will get to try on different clothes and buy them for free. So definitely gift cards for favorite clothing store(s).

Runway Ticket- If you have money or live near somewhere where there is are huge fashion shows going on. Definitely, buy them a ticket to a fashion show. Because they will get to take a closer look at the modeling industry. And you can even buy VIP pass for him/her so that they will get to see maybe one of their favorite model closer.

Universal: And universally, there are posters for everything in the entertainment industry. If your person is interested in acting get a poster of their favorite movie or actor/actress. If your person is more into singing get a poster of their favorite artist(s). For dancing, get them a poster that represent dancing. And same thing goes for modeling, get them a poster or just a big picture of their favorite model or clothing brand.

Hopefully, this blog post will cover up any of the entertainment industry part the person you are looking gifts for.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bath & Body Works Haul

I am not in California, if you've may already know from my last blog post. Because I am now in Tennessee for Christmas with my grandparents from my dad side. Every single Christmas so far we've always celebrate the holiday and winter season with them, so it's like our little tradition. Since, we don't get to see each other that often and dad get to meet his old friends and I get to meet some of my other relatives. Today my grandma wanted to go to the mall, since she wanted to shop for some more Christmas presents. And I actually get to go to the local Bath & Body Works here at the mall, I only bought things from B&Bw. Although, we did went to a lot of other stores as well.

Bath & Body Works has a release a bajillion of new scents since the Black Friday sale, which I cannot believe was almost a month ago. So I did pick up some new scents in various of different types of products.

1.) Vanillatini- This scent is so freaking winter vanilla. I love how it smells and it just make me love winter more and more everyday. So I picked up it in the full size body lotion and the full size shimmer mist forms.

2.) Pluggable Home Fragrance Starters- Than, I picked up some fragrance starters for the wallflowers I picked up 6 of them, because they were just too cute to resist them. The seven that I picked up are the Snowman, Green & White Holly Leaf, Pink Bow, Clear Snowflake Night Light, Double Tree and Jewel Amber Snowflake.

3.) Wallflowers- I haven't bought any wallflowers at all I've believed since like months ago. So I went a little crazy on them, since beside from burning candles I also like to have wallflowers on. And they have been pushed to the side for me, so I am glad to get back on to them again. The scents that I got the wallflowers in are Winter Garland, Winter, Twisted Peppermint, Cranberry Pear Bellini, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Marshmallow Fireside, Cranberry Woods, Fresh Balsam, Pumpkin Caramel Latte, Cinnamon Sugared Donut, Apple Crumble, Homemade Cookie, Eucalyptus Mint, Creamy Pumpkin, Leaves, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Merry Mistletoe, Candied Sugar Plum, Hot Buttered Rum, S'mores, Spiced Apple Toddy, Marshmallow Peppermint and Gingerbread. They were having some great deals for these wallflowers. So the deal was that it was a 4 for $20 or 6 for $24, so I obviously went with 6 for $24.

4.) Anti-Bacterial Hand Soaps- For the soaps the deal was 4 for $15 or 6 for $20. I went with the 4 for $15 since I am not into soaps that much, but I do love the scents that they were in and I would definitely love my hands to smell like them. The scents I bought are Iced Gingerbread, Mistletoe Kiss, Sparkling Snow and Apple Wreath.

5.) Strawberry Sparkler- I also absolutely love the Strawberry Sparkler scent. So I picked up the scent in the full size body lotion, shimmer mist and shower gel.

6.) Hand Santizers- I might sound like a clean freak, but I hate germs. I really hate them. So I love carrying hand sanitizers with me. And B&BW make the best travel size hand sanitizers I've ever tried. So it is a hit for me for the colder months, because colds are passing by everyone. I picked up 10 of the anti-bacterial pocketbac sanitizers in Pink Sugarplum, Winter Cranberry, Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Christmas Candy, Peppermint Patty, Winter Blue Chiffon, Brownie Mix, Berry Twinkle, Twisted Peppermint and Vanilla Sprinkle Cookie. They were also having a deal on the hand sanitizers, it was 5 for $5.

That is all what I bought at Bath & Body Works today. So, I am all stock up for winter and new years and probably till next winter. I am so excited to smells and smells like these scents they are so yummy and just smells good. Have a safe happy holiday everyone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Simple Wintery Makeup

As, this blog post is going up, I am actually on the plane heading to Tennessee with my family. Although, right now my dad isn't coming with us yet, because he doesn't get off of work until next week. So right now, everyone is coming on the plane ride with me except my dad. But that's okay because I still got my mommy, I know that I sound like a little kid.

Anyway, this post is not about me rambling on and on about my life. Instead it is going to be a really nice simple wintery makeup. This look will look absolutely gorgeous in the winter months, but of course you can wear it all year round. I though like it more and think that it match perfectly for winter. It is super simple and easy to do. I do use a lot of high end brands, but the products are really dupable. Lets get started...


1.) You know the drill, start off by priming your eyes mine as always is using the Palladio Herbal Eye Primer.

2.) Take your ring finger and dip it into Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Poodle. Which, is just a really light buildable pale yellow gold color. And just apply a light coat of that onto your lid and crease.

3.) Than, take a fluffly angle crease brush, on one of the flat side take Too Faced Eyeshadow in Socialite and just apply that all over your lid.

4.) On that same fluffly angle crease brush, take Inglot Cosmetics Eyeshadow in number 31 and apply that into 3/4 of the way into the crease. Than, also take it onto the lower lash lines as well.

5.) Clean that brush out real good. Now take any matte white eyeshadow and apply that right underneath your brows.

6.) Than, with that same brush take Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin and just apply that onto the inner corner and blend it up lightly onto your lid and a bit on the really inner of your lower lash lines.

7.) Curl your lashes.

8.) Apply a coat of your favorite mascara or just at the moment. My favorite currently is the Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black.


1.) Any blush will really go with this look. But since it is headed for winter, I would suggest something that it not coral or peach.


1.) And the same thing goes for the lips. Any, lip color that I could think of will go with this look.

Hope you all enjoy my makeup tutorial!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Makeup Haul: MAC and Sephora

Some few days ago, I believe that it was either Saturday or Sunday. I went to my local mall and did makeup shopping at the MAC store and the Sephora beauty beauty store. I got a lot of exciting things, but I did tried a few of the products and I really really like them so far. And I work for everything I bought and I am proud of what I've got at the two stores.

1.) Gareth Pugh Lipstick- Restrict
2.) Gareth Pugh Lipglass- Vacant
3.) Gareth Pugh Pigment- Deceit
4.) Gareth Pugh Technakol Eyeliner- Greyprint
5.) Gareth Pugh Nail Lacquers- Inert and Ascension
6.) Dazzlesphere! Smokey Blue Pigments Ornament
7.) Dazzlesphere! Berry Pigments Ornament
8.) Dazzlesphere! Coral Ornament
9.) Dazzlesphere! Petite Nail Lacquers Ornament
10.) Permanent Lipsticks- Taupe, Sandy B, On Hold, Strength, Fresh Brew and Gel (received because of gift cards and back to mac)

1.) Benefit Cosmetics Hervana Box Powder Blush
2.) Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up!
3.) NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer Oil-Free
4.) NARS Larger Than Life Lipglosses- Place Vendome, Odalisque, Tiber and Piree
5.) tokidoki 24 Karat Compact Mirror
6.) OPI for Sephora Nail Treatment 3 in 1 Base, Top & Strengthener
7.) OPI for Sephora Brush-On Cuticle Oil
8.) Chloe Chloe Gift Set Chloe Gift Set
9.) Carolina Herrera 212 - 2 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
10.) Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy - 2 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
11.) Rosebud Lip Balms- Strawberry, Minted Rose and Rosebud Salve
12.) Sephora Lip Balms Trio(comes with Fuchsia, Rose and Clear)

Hope you all enjoyed reading what I bought!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Red Eyeshadows

Red! Red! Red! are really in for the upcoming fall seasons. If you guys didn't know already reds, crimsons or just any color that has red undertones are going to be super in this winter. In fact, it is already in style I've seen many models on the runway back in February for Fall/Winter 2011 and a lot of them has something in the red family on. Especially, red shadows; lips and nails, although today I'll be focusing all on the red shadows and how to rock them.

Now, red is not an easy color to rock especially on the eyes. Because ESPECIALLY if you have blue eyes it can make you look dead and sick. So my number one tip for that is "LESS is BEST". Meaning, you can still wear red eye makeup but you don't want it to be too stand out. You don't want red eyeshadows all over your eyes pairing it with red lips, that is just not flattering.

But if you don't have blue eyes, you probably can rock it however you want. Just make sure you look great in it.

Also, one last advice for me is to use a MATTE red color, not shimmery. Since, red is already a BOLD color having shimmers in it will just compete with the boldness which can conclude to tackiness. So I would suggest investing in a MATTE red eyeshadow over a shimmery or one that is lustre or has a schene to it.

My two favorite red shadows are ones by Make Up For Ever and Hot Topic.

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow #158
Hot Topic Red Eyeshadow

If you don't want to spend too much money on a red shadow, I would say to go with the Hot Topic one. But if you don't mind or is a MUFE freak than I would recommend going with the Make Up For Ever #158 Eyeshadow. They are both a true matte red eyeshadow color.

I am not sure if they still sells the Hot Topic red eyeshadow, because I bought it back in the summer of 2009. And today I went onto the Hot Topic site and search for the red shadow that I have, but it wasn't on the site. So I don't know about that, but if you do see them in Hot Topic I would recommend to go ahead and snatch it up if you are interested.

Hot Topic- Hot Topic(obviously)
Make Up For Ever- Sephora

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Corinthian Makeup Tutorial

Hello, all my lovely readers! Today as you can tell by the title of this blog post, I will be doing another makeup tutorial. It is a very wearable makeup look, but it still somehow has that slight tint of color which doesn't make it your typical everyday makeup look. You can definitely wear this look going out, taking pictures etc because it will be something different, but is still wearable for any occassion as far as I can think of. Lets get into it, shall we?


1.) You know the drill, as always start off by applying a base or a primer to your eyes. I currently really really like the Palladio Herbal Eye Shadow Primer. It is really comparable to the Urban Decay Primer Potion and the Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

2.) Next, take a flat stiff eyeshadow shader brush and pack on a barely pinked gold shimmery eyeshadow color. I am using the MAC Single Eyeshadow in "Gleam" from their permanent line. But just any eyeshadow like this will do it justice.

3.) Take any crease brush with Le Metier de Beaute Eye Shadow in Corinthian and just apply that directly into my crease. You should stop about half way in.

4.) Take a fluffy blending brush with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour Shadow in Cafe au Lait and just dust that above the Corinthian eyeshadow as a transitional blending color.

5.) With the same fluffly blending brush we just used wipe it off really well and blend the crease color with the transitional color nicely.

6.) Go back with the first flat stiff shader brush we used take the same Gleam eyeshadow and just reapply it. Since, with all the blending and other colors we apply afterward can reduce its appearance.

7.) Than, take a clean highlighting brush take the Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Ivory and apply that onto the brow bone or just any matte creamy white color will work.

8.) With the same highlighting brush take the "Morphine" eyeshadow from the Kat Von D True Romance Palette in Angeles and just apply that right into the inner corner. It basically is just a cream irridescent white.

9.) For the liners, we are going to just line our upper waterline or you can call it the tideline with a dark purple color to compliments the purple in the Corinthian eyeshadow. I will using the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Rockstar for now.

10.) Curl your lashese and appyl your favorite mascara to your upper and lower lashes. My favorite currently at the moment is the Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black.


1.) Make sure that you really highlight your cheekbones, because we really want that nice glow to your skin. My favorite highlighter at the moment is the Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #2.

2.) For blush, I want a nice cool tone pink color so I will using the Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour in Lilac Pink.


1.) Make sure your lips are well moisturize, I moisturized it with one of the Jack Black lip balm.

2.) Apply a pink lipstick mine is YSL Rouge Volupte Radiant Lipstick in Fetish Pink.

3.) Than, for gloss apply a warm tone gloss I will be using the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss in Broadway Bronze.

That is it for the Corinthian Makeup Tutorial! Hope you all liked it!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Makeup Tutorial: Muted Purple Look

Today, I'll be sharing with you one of my favorite makeup look that I like to do. It is really easy and simple. Everyone can achieve this look, you do not have to have the exact same products that I used. The colors are very dupable, so just make it to suit your own taste.


1.) Take MAC eyeshadow in "Sketch" with a MAC 224 fluffly blending brush and just dust it into the crease. Having this really fluffy brush gives it a really nice application and it blends it right off the bat, rather than having to placing the color on and blending it out later.

2.) Than, take the same MAC 224 brush with NYX single eyeshadow in "Slate" and you are going to just put it right on top of "Sketch". It will kind of muted out the purple. You want most of the concentration on the crease, but it's okay if you kind of blend it down onto the lid. You just want most of the concentration onto the crease.

3.) Clean that 224 brush really well for your highlight color. Take that same 224 brush with NYX single eyeshadow in "Aloha", you're going to just place it on your brow bones and right in the inner corner for highlights.

4.) Now we are going to take any creamy black eyeliner, so I'm taking Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero and line my waterline with it. Next, you are going to just take a small pencil brush and just kind of blend/smudge out the creamy black pencil liner onto the lower lash line a bit. And just take the same black eyeliner and line your upper waterline aka tideline.

5.) Than, with a Sonia Kashuk Small Angled Liner Brush take any black gel liner that you have and make a slight wing with it on your upper lash line. I am using the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in 950 Blackest Black.

6.) The last step for the eyes are to just curl your lashes and apply 1-2 coats of your favorite mascara. Mine at the moment is the Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black. I think that I got this mascara back maybe around October in my Sephora Lash Stash Set. It came with a bunch of other bestselling high end mascaras for Sephora in 2011.


1.) First, off for cheeks I'm going to take an angle blush brush with my favorite bronzer of the moment which is the Lancome Star Bronzer Natural Matte Long Lasting Brozing Powder in Sunbath. And I am going to only apply in the hallows of cheeks to accentuate the look of me having a high cheekbone.

2.) The last step is to take a blush brush with any plumy rose blush color. I am taking the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hours Blush in Blushing Bride and apply that on the back of your cheek bone, for a nice settle plumy rose cheek color.


1.) Moisturize your lips with a lip balm. I would recommend the Jack Black ones, but today I am using my EOS Lip Balm in Passion Fruit.

2.) Now I am taking a Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake and apply that nicely onto my lips.

3.) The last and final steps for the lips and makeup look is to apply a lipgloss. The one I will be using is the Calvin Klein Delicious Light Glistening Lipgloss in Ultimatum.

Hope you all enjoy the makeup look!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Morning Skincare Routine!

FINALLY! FINALLY! FINALLY! are what might be going on in your head right now. Finally, Kate it is time for you to do your morning skincare routine. So if you didn't know in October I believe, I did my evening skincare routine. I decided to just go ahead and get up my morning skincare routine, because I am about to change my skincare routine. So I just to go ahead and get it out of the way. Now I do have to say that my morning skincare routine are a lot less step and less harsh you could say. So lets get into it.


1.) I wet my face with lukewarm water and than I apply my everyday cleanser. I use the same one that I use in the evening and it is the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Once-Step Facial Cleanser. I just apply it all over my face and just cleanse my skin with it. Then I just cleanse all of that out with lukewarm water and just pat my face dry.

2.) With a cotton ball I take the Shiseido PURENESS Balancing Softener Alcohol-free and just apply it all over my face down to my neck(front and back) and a bit onto the declate. Then, I just wait till it is dry and while I am waiting for it to dry I do my next step which is.

3.) I than, apply an eye cream and I use the Clinique one as always. The Clinique All About Eyes Rich (tout pur les yeux riche).

4.) The last and final step that I do is apply a moisturizer. The moisturizer that I use and absolutely love currently is the Clean & Clear FINISHES Pore Perfecting Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 15. I know that you guys probably heard me talk about a million time already in my blogs.

And that is it. So as you can tell my morning skincare routine are a lot more cut down and faster. I just don't really feel the need to slather everything on my face in the morning. It is just going to weigh my face down. I do all of these 4 steps every single day as of right now. If I do change my skincare routine I'll update you all on that. Hope you all enjoy it for now!

Monday, December 5, 2011

My Top 3 Fashion Style Icon

Yesterday, I was searching on google for some really nice blogs. And accidently, I came across a blog where the blogger did a "my top 5 fashion style icon" tag. But I am only going to do my TOP 3, because not many celebrities inspires my fashion. So these 3 celebrities are my absolute FAVORITE!!! fashion style icons that I look up too. And you also can tell by hauls and my older blog posts why these 3 celebrities are my top 3 fashion style icon.

1.) Miley Cyrus: Miley has been my fashion style icon for years now. Since, I was littler I always looked up to what she is wearing.

2.) Im Yoona: And obviously Yoona from Girls' Generation has to definitely be my next fashion icon. She always has great sense of style even when she is not performing or are on shows.

3.) Jung Jessica: I am not being bias here only picking SNSD members, but Jessica has to also be my definitely favorite fashion style icon. I always stares at her outfits when she is out and about.

So list below who are your TOP 3 favorite fashion style icons. Or just anyone that you look up to for fashion styles.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Haul: Black Friday Part 3

Hey, everyone today I am back to continue with my Black Friday hauling post. This will be the third and final part of the haul. It is going to be all about everything else that is not makeup or fashion related. But it is going to be perfumes, lotions, candles and just all that fun stuff. Now I do not bought everything for myself, I kind of killed 2 bird with 1 stone. Since, I did bought some for myself but some are for Christmas presents. So don't think that I bought all of these stuff for myself and yes I bought everything in the Black Friday hauls by my own money. Also, I accidently put what I bought at the Body Shop in I think my makeup part of this little haul series. It was suppose to be in this part, so if you are wondering what I got there you can check the makeup part which is part 1.
1.) Mini Bread Pan Candles- Sugared Corn Pudding
2.) Layered Butterscotch Coconut Cream Candle
3.) Chocolate Decadent Delight Candle
4.) Decorative Cube Candle- Tayberry & Teakwood
5.) Love, Victoria xoxo Candles- Fair Day and P.S I Love You
6.) Comfort Candles- Momma's Peach Cobbler, Chocolate Peanut Butter Mudslide, Sinful Strawberry Shortcake and Caramel Gingered Apple Crisp
7.) Design Bowl Candles- Leaves Type and Apple Cobbler
8.) Heart Dish Candle- Blue Sugar Cotton Candy
1.) Lip Smackers SPF 15- Chocolate Truffle and Sweet Coconut
2.) Soaps- Psychedelic Citrus, Zing-a-licious, Coco for Cameron, Karmaville, Chocolate Mint and True Blood-Eric
3.) Fizzy Bubble Baths- Peppermint Twist
4.) Bath Bombs- Pumpkin Smoothie and Maple Pecan
5.) Pagan Soaps- Cancer, Virgo and Scorpio
6.) Candles Tart Warmers- Pumpkin Spice and True Blood Pam

Victoria's Secret:
I didn't really get much at VS as much as I did at other stores, because I have literally every scents they have almost in every form. But I did pick up a few that I didn't have and for relatives and friends.

1.) Bombshell Seduction Deluxe Gift Set
2.) Victoria's Secret Angel Deluxe Gift Sets
3.) Fragrance Mists- Wink Wink and Sweet Tease
4.) Dream Angels Heavenly Eau de Parfum 4.5 oz
5.) Gorgeous Collection Fragrance Mist
6.) Victoria's Secret Must Have Eau de Parfum Gift Set
7.) Very Sexy For Him Deluxe Gift Set

Bath & Body Works:
1.) 14.5 oz Slatkin & Co. Candles- Winter, Tis the Season, Twisted Peppermint, Marshmallow Peppermint, Cinnamon & Clove Buds, Marshmallow Fireside, Gingerbread and Sleigh Ride
2.) Metal Candles Sleeves- Ribbon, Icing, Tree, Snowman, Herringbone and Deluxe Gingerbread
3.) PocketBac Sanitizers- Mistletoe Kiss, Gingerbread Cookie, Pink Sugarplum and Winter Cranberry
4.) Be Enchanted Enchanted Gift Set
5.) Shea Cashmere & Silk Gift Box Set
6.) Aromatherapy Candles- Sleep Lavender Chamomile and Stress Reliefe Vanilla Verbena

That is basically everything that I bought!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Haul: Black Friday Part 2

I am back again for today to do the second part of my Black Friday haul. And I'll be doing clothes, shoes and just fashion related items. My next and final part for the little Black Friday series(not really,lol) is going to be everything that I got from Friday like candles, body mists, lotions and just all that jazz. Now I went and ordered at a whole lot of different stores because seriously every store has great deals, but I got a little bit from each.

New York & Company:
1.) Color Sequined Stripe Cardigans in Winter White and Black Heather Grey
2.) Colorblock Striped Boxy Sweaters with Grey, Black and White stripes
3.) Charcoal Double Fingered Glitter Bow Rings

Love Culture:
1.) Beige Knit Rib Open Cardigan
2.) Mauve Cotton Blend Cardigan
3.) Brown Striped Long 3/4 Sleeves Cardigan
4.) Ruched 3/4 Sleeves Blazer in Grey

1.) Shirred Front Camis in Red Lacquer and Currant
2.) Pitch Black Leather Quilted Trench Coat
3.) Black and Grey Striped Cashmere Blend Pencil Skirt
4.) Black and Blue Striped High Waisted Banded Skirt

American Eagle:
1.) Long Cable Knit Sweaters in Teal and Black
2.) Boyfriend Cardigans in Black and Off White
3.) Beige Tribal Print Patterns Open Cardigan
4.) Taupey Mauve Color Mock Neck Dolman Cardigan
5.) Really Light Blue Wash Out Artist Jean(i know that people have some controversies with this kind of jean, because they can make you look bigger, but since I am really skinny imagine what a runway model is and that's me so i don't think that it will make me look any bigger)

Urban Outfitters:
1.) Cream Color Pins and Needles Floral Oversized Sweatshirt
2.) Dark Heather Grey NFL Philadelphia Eagles Footbal Sweatshirt
3.) Mouchette Low Back Cropped Sweatshirt in like a Mauvey Taupe Beigey color
4.) F-Troupe Leather Gum Wedge Boot in Brown

1.) Crochet Seamless Tank in Navy
2.) Taupey Mauve Plaited Illusion Cardigan
3.) Beige Crumpled Placket Long Calves Length Cardigan

1.) Marin Sequined Wool Cardigans in Black and Beige(they were both on sale)
2.) White Candice Draped Jacket

Free People(most of the stuff i got are great for layering):
1.) Black See Through Gypsy Emperor Embellished Long Sleeve Top
2.) Lacy Layering Tops in Black and White
3.) Seamless Pucker Crop Top in a Deep Purple color
4.) One Smocked Bead Bandeau Tops in Lilac, Black, Ivory and Mint
5.) Lace Trim Bandeaus in Rust, Antiqued Gold, Boysenberry, Electric Berry, Soft Pink and Royal
6.) Black Multicolored Arizona Blanket Wrap
7.) Jeffrey Campbell Tory Fringe Boots in a Rusted Orangey Brown color

1.) Elizabeth and James Funnel Neck Blazer in Black
2.) Elizabeth and James Sue Worsted Wool Blazer in a Red Poppy Color

1.) Black Long Sleeve Zip Front 4 Pocket Leather Jacket
2.) Tie Dye Yoga Pant in Green and Fuchsia
3.) 2 Pairs of Black Solid New York Yoga Shorts
4.) a pair of Hot Pink Zebra Stripes Boy Toy Yoga Short
5.) Boho Chain Necklace
6.) Boyfriend and Girlfriend Necklace
7.) Turquoise Stone Oval Pendant Necklace
8.) Elephant with Stone Eyes Necklace
9.) Multi Row Mix Pearls Bracelets
10.) Filigree Leaf Linear Earrings
11.) Pink Ice Perfume

1.) Hooded Jersey Sweaters in Blue, Red, Dark Blue and Brown Marl
2.) Basic Black & White Fitted Long Sleeve Shirt
3.) Long Sleeve Sweaters in Red, Dark Grey and Light Beige with Disney motif on the front
4.) Long Sleeve Fitted Turtle Neck in Deep Mauve and Chestnut Brown
5.) Knited Long Sleeve Shawl Neck Cardigan in Dark Brown and Light Grey Brown
6.) Long Sleeve Sweater in Beige and Light Blue Grey
7.) Set of 10 Gold Ring Bangles
8.) Gold Sparkly Flower Ring
9.) Red Flowers Earrings
10.) Leg Warmers in Black and Grey/Black
11.) Light Gray/patterned Slippers Ankle Booties

Victoria's Secret:
1.) Daily Stirrup Leggings in Black, Bark, Carbon and Cobblestone aka Body Central:
1.) Black and Grey Stripes Dolman Sleeve Sweater Dress
1.) Zig-Zag Cross Back Top
2.) Zipper Lip Tank
3.) Sequin Girl Tank
4.) Slouchy HOPE Tank
5.) Tiered Tunic Sleeveless Top
6.) Strappy Back Leopard Print Tube
7.) Slouchy Magazine VOGUE Print Top
8.) Knited Cowl Neck Top
9.) Sheer Fringe Hem Poncho
10.) Slouchy Pailette Hem Open Front
11.) Distressed Design Blah Top
12.) Sequin Leopard Trim Blazer
13.) Printed Blazer
14.) Solid Color Chiffon Blazer
15.) Girly Baseball Jacket
16.) Light Blue Button Denim Jacket
17.) Leopard Print Faux Fur Jacket
18.) Charcoal Shearling Collar leatherette Jacket
19.) Leatherette Varsity Jacket
20.) Distriss Blue Jean
21.) Acid Wash Destroyed Blue Skinny Jean
1.) Tights for Every Occasion in Rose, Black, Wine and Teal
2.) Storybook Setting Socks
3.) Last Day of Camping Socks
4.) Alpine Slide Socks
5.) Nordic Trek Socks
6.) Hop Along With Me Sweater
7.) From Dusk Till Fawn Top
8.) To a Tea Romper
9.) Always Be Troubadour Romper
10.) Farm Stand Fudge Romper
11.) Colorful Cuttings Romper
12.) X's and O's Romper

That was everything I bought from Black Friday as far as clothing goes. Hope you all enjoyed it!

Haul: Black Friday 2011 Part 1

FINALLY! I get up my Black Friday haul, because I've said that I'll wait till I get everything in first. Because I've ordered from a lot of websites online so I kind of want to combine it with everything I actually bought in action at stores. I am going to divide into two parts, since it will be a pretty long haul if I put everything together. So this first one is going to be all makeup and just beauty related products that I've bought and the next one will be all fashion related. And there are just too many stores that I went and shop at or order online at for me to remember all of their deals and sales. I might even split into three parts for my bath and body related stuff and candles. But every store and online sites that I shopped at all have great deals and no to mention that I also use ebates for my online shopping so I did get a lot of cash backs. Btw, if you don't live in the states or don't know what Black Friday is it is basically a big shopping day across the US the day after Thanksgiving. Many stores have great sales and deals, some even had like a 70% of the entire store. Which is crazy, since that rarely happen. So stick around if you want to see what I bought at Black Friday 2011...

1.) Tarina Tarantino Conditioning Lip Sheen Lipsticks in Prong and Pink Elephant
2.) NARS Lipsticks in Mitzi and Shrinagar
3.) NARS Powder Blush in Mata Hari
4.) NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Brousse
5.) Sephora Mini Shopping Bag Makeup Palette
6.) Stila Lip Glaze Set
7.) Sephora by OPI Glimmer Wonderland Eighteen Piece Mini Nail Lacquer Set
8.) Sephora by OPI Glitter and Sparkle Four Piece Full Size Nail Lacquer Set
9.) Hampton Sun SPF 30 Lotion

1.) Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters in Berry Smoothie, Brown Sugar, Cherry Tarte, Cotton Candy, Creme Brulee, Fig Jam, Creamsicle, Gum Drop, Lollipop, Peach Parfait, Raspberry Pie, Sugar Plum and Sweet Tart(i basically, just got every color that i didn't have already i just love these lip butters so freaking much)
2.) Boots No 7 Quick Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes 30
3.) Revlon Top Speed Holiday Limited Edition Nail Polishes in Mistletoe, Vanished, Glitz Glam and Spice it Up
4.) Butter London Glitter Holiday Nail Polishes Trio
5.) Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus, Rose, Red Dahlia and Pink Blossom

Sally's Beauty Supply:
1.) Palladio Herbal Eye Shadow Primer
2.) Palladio Tinted Lip Balms in Bronze Pink, Naturally Bronze and Brownie

1.) ELF Blushes in Mellow Mauve and Pink Passion
2.) Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit
3.) Remington T Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand
4.) wet N wild Color Icon Eyeshadows Trios in I'm Getting Sunburned, Cool as a Cucumber, Knock on Wood, Walking on Eggshells and I got Good Jeans

1.) NYC Ultra Last Lip Wear in Sugarplum and Lilac Dream
2.) Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks in Hooked on Pink, Pink Sand, Totally Toffee, Pink Peony and Park Ave Peach
3.) Rimmel London Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in Lustrous Nude and Enduring Love
4.) Calvin Klein Delicious Light Glistening Lipglosses in Radar, Maven, Sensation and Ultimatum
5.) NYC Smooch Proof-Long Wearing Lipcolor in Actress and Fashionista
6.) Maybelline Color Sensational Lipglosses in Mocha Glaze, Raspberry Sorbet and Broadway Bronze
7.) Sisley By Sisley Phyto Blush Eclat in No. 02 Litchi Duo
8.) Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colours in Lilac Pink, Rose Wood and Miami Pink

Victoria's Secret:
1.) Fashion Show Runway Essential Makeup Kit
2.) "Hello, Bombshell!" Makeup Kit
3.) Party Perfect Makeup Kit
4.) Limited Edition Holiday Collection Deluxe Eyeshadows Palettes
5.) Tease for Two Naughty Kiss Lipgloss in Tingling Mint
6.) Big Smooch Plumping Gloss Duos in "Nude and Plump" and "Pink and Plump"
7.) Hold Please Volume Shine Hairspray
1.) China Glaze Mini Blue Trio Nail Polishes(Secret Peri-Wink-Le, Ink and Outta Bounds)
2.) China Glaze Nail Lacquers in Golden Cherry, Yee Haw! and Twenty Four K
3.) Balmshell Lipgloss in That's so 80's, Beach Patrol, Wilderness Girl and Confessions of a Call Girl
4.) NARS Duo Shadows in Mediteranee and Scorching Sun
5.) NARS Single Shadows in Carioca and Tropic
6.) NARS Cream Shadows in Maracaibo, Mykonos and Savage
7.) Lancome Color Design Lipsticks in Poodle Skirt and En Vogue
8.) Lancome Color Design Cream Lipsticks in B List and Natural Beauty
9.) Lancome Color Fever Lipsticks in Vintage Rose, Timeless and Backstage Beauty
10.) Lancome Full Sized Juicy Tubes in Hallucination, Raspberry Ice, Simmer, Spring Fling, Sweet Soy, Tickled Pink, Moulin Rose, Constellation and Smoothie
11.) Laura Mercier Cheek Color in Blushing Apple
12.) Laura Mercier Eye Colour Single in Twilight Grey and Coffee Ground
13.) Maybelline Colorsensational Lipsticks in Berry Beautiful, Sugared Almond, Brown Around Town, Hot Tamale and Pink of Me
14.) YSL Rouge Volupte Radiant Lipsticks in Soft Beige and Fetish Pink
1.) Instyler Rotating Iron "As Seen On Tv"
2.) Sedu Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment with Moroccan Argan Oil 1 oz
3.) Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque
4.) Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment
1.) Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer 88 Eye Shadow Palette(i already have the matte original and the warm one, so i decided to get the shimmer one too and plus i also really like coastal scents palettes)
2.) BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette 2nd Edition(i bought the 1st edition months ago and i also love BH eyeshadows so i decided to get the second one and probably ask for the third one for Christmas)
3.) Paris Hilton Can Can by Paris Hilton 3.4 oz Perfume
1.) Lip Butters in Banana Cream Pie, Butter Toffee Cake, Creme Brulee and Lemon Pound Cake
1.) Barely Base Sheer Mineral Makeup in Vanilla
2.) HD Hydra-Cover Concealer in 01
3.) Lip Lacquers in Sizzle
4.) Lip Sync in Stunning
5.) Eye Color Palettes in Smoke & Mirrors and Aqua Petal
6.) Velvet Eyeliner in Blackout
1.) Texture Spray
2.) Styling Spray
3.) Super Hold Hairspray

The Body Shop:
1.) Body Butters in Love Etc, Moroccan Rose, Limited Edition Papaya and Limited Edition Passion Fruit
2.) White Musk Body Mist and Eau de Parfum
3.) Love Etc Eau de Parfum
4.) Midnight Bakula Eau de Toilette
5.) Pink Grapefruit Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer

Hope you all enjoyed it, expect the next two parts to come up very soon!

Friday, December 2, 2011

TAG: My Makeup Story

Hey, everyone! Today I'll be doing a tag and it is the "my makeup story tag". I am not sure who created it, but I saw that it is a pretty popular tag on YouTube and I haven't done it yet so I thought why not do it today? It seems like a fun little tag that ask me kind of how I started to be obsess with makeup. Lets get into it, shall we?

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
I started wearing makeup since I was like 5 years old, but that was only for fun. I didn't wear it everyday. From time to time, me and my older sister Samantha would go into my mom or my aunt makeup collection and just dig through it and just slather everything onto our face. I remember a time when I literally put like black eyeshadow all over my eyes with red lipstick messily all over my lips and to be honest when I look back at it, it was pretty funny and embarassing. But the age that I ACTUALLY started wearing makeup almost regularly would have to be when I was in eight grade or 13 years old. But all I really wore was some lip gloss and somtime mascara and concealer and a bit of powder.

2. How did you get into makeup?
For having a mom that is a cosmetologist, it was pretty easy for me to get into makeup. I always grow up around makeup, I mean my mom was totally into makeup as much as I am. She always have drawers of makeup, but I remember that she has a lot of Lancome products. I mean she literally have every Lancome products they had at the time. It was actually pretty amazing. So I mostly grow up around Lancome makeup. Lancome was my mom favorite makeup brand, so she would sometime take me and my older sisters to a Lancome counter and buy us makeup sets. And I thought that I was the coolest girl ever getting to wear Lancome makeup.

3. What are some of your favorite brands?
NARS would have to definitely be my favorite makeup brand, but growing up with a ton of Lancome products I would say that Lancome is also one of my all time favorite makeup brands. My other favorite makeup brands are L'Oreal, Revlon, MAC, OCC, Neutrogena, ELF, Giorgio Armani and Chanel.

4. What does makeup mean to you?
Makeup to means a whole lot. I really enjoy makeup. I enjoy putting makeup on myself, on others, talking about it and just looking at it makes me happy. So I would say that makeup to me means happiness and getting to be myself.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
Sunscreen, BB Cream, Powder, SPF Lip Balm and Mascara if the sunscreen or lip balm doesn't count.

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
My favorite thing about makeup would have to be using it. I love just playing with it and see what I can do with it, you know. I love everything about makeup just to get it out of the way.

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup?
I LOVE both drugstore makeup and high end makeup equally, so I can't really choose. I mean there are ton of great drugstore makeup brands out there and there are also a bunch of great high end makeup brands out there. So I can't just choose one.

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
Start off small, don't overdo anything. For me, I would say to go less than more. Because if you start off by wearing a little makeup, than if you make a little makeup mistake it won't seem so obvious and ugly. But if you start off by wearing a ton of makeup you can do little mistake, but it will be a lot more obvious if you don't. Since, you highlight and put so much on your face. So don't overdo your mascaras, eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, highlighters, foundations, powders, concealers, lipsticks and lip glosses. Because if you overdo makeup and don't start off small it does not look flattering at all.

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?
I never don't really understood any makeup trend, because like I've said before I grow up having a mom that is addicted to makeup. My mom is a professional at makeup, so she has always told me why people does a makeup trend. But one makeup trend that she told me to never do is shaving off your eyebrows and just fills them in. She and probably 90% of everyone thinks that it just look fake and ugly. It just look unnatural and you have no idea how many girls I've saw just have little to no eyebrows and just started to fill them in with eyebrow pencils.

10. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube?
Being a makeup geek and a beauty blogger I think that the beauty community on YouTube is great. I love how it is really big now and why everyone should love makeup. I mean you don't have to, but makeup is really fun. You get to play with yourself and the person you love with what you love. It also just shows your true self, a person that loves makeup.

Hope you guys enjoyed the tag and hopefully you'll do it too! I tag everyone.