Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 ~
Today, I'll be showing you the Paul & Joe Face Color and Lipstick Set from Holiday 2008!! I didn't really like the PJ holiday things from this year - the purple is just a bit tooooo purple. (I would've preferred lavender, hehe.)

I'm sure you're all familiar with this set, but I took a lot of photos anyway! ;P I got it in 002, the orange one. It comes a Face Color in M 002, lipstick in G 002, and a fantastically cute kitty-print cosmetics pouch.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009 ~
I was shopping for groceries this weekend and spotted these limited edition 7-packs of My Beauty Diary Masks! Isn't it cute? It's only $9.99, for 7 of their best-selling varieties. I think the regular 10-pack is selling for about $15 at my local store... So, this is definitely a good deal. I recommend picking this up if you've never tried MBD masks before (me!).

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009 ~
At long last, I am doing my review for Revlon's Runway Nails Collection! I'm sure 99% of the blogger community has read more than a review or two on this product already, so I will be more brief with regards to application and overall usage.

First, a little background: my nails are very tiny, and I tend to keep them short. After over a decade of piano-playing, I just feel strange with long nails. I've only been to the manicurist twice in my lifetime. Both were pleasant experiences, but I just don't have a strong desire to perfect my nails and cuticles. Also, I have never used artificial nails before.

So, on to the review! By the way, the packets I received were all medium-length. The one I have on in the photos is the left-most design show above. It's called "Stella."

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009 ~
Wowee, it's been over a month since I last posted! How are you all? I've been readjusting to a new schedule, and I haven't had much time to do makeup. But last week, I happened to see Lotus Palace/Kathi's blog sale, and I bought something!

I got my package from Kathi this evening. Even though these photos are terribly drab with indoor lighting, I just couldn't wait for the daytime to show you. The packaging is so cute, just like her blog. She even has a blog business card! ;-)

Included in the package was a pink Miffy pen - it's already in my backpack he he.  And here is the cute tape with the yellow ducky! I have no use for tape, but I don't have the heart to throw it away.

Pretty nude-pink box with swirly decorations. I wonder how Kathi kept it in such good shape - I know my boxes are usually dented all over.  I haven't figured out where to store product packaging. Well, what's inside?


Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009 ~
Since meeting the fiancee, my diet has changed quite a bit. First, I eat salad or soup before the main dishes. Second, I have learned to love plain yogurt and granola. Third, I eat more LOL...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009 ~
If you swap with somebody, especially somebody international, make sure you are clear about your terms!! Lay it out on the table in plain terms!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009 ~
Shit!! I just realized that I REALLY REALLY HATE PEOPLE!!!

1) During car accidents: the person who SOMEHOW manages to twist reality, and conclude that he doesn't have to take responsibility for hitting your car.

"It's not MY fault because YOU didn't see me coming. I was WAVING at you, didn't you see?!?"

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009 ~
Hey gals! Here, finally, is my look using the C-4 palette! It's nothing too grand, although I tried to pack on more shadow, thinking that it'll show up more in the photos - of course, I once again underestimated the washing-out abilities of my camera. *SIGH* I tried taking photos from different angles to get the shimmer to show up... IRL, the shadows are beautiful - shimmery, pigmented, yet understated.

C-4 palette under indoor lighting.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009 ~
I finally bit the bullet, and ordered these from Adambeauty! Wee~ I was going to wait for the Fall 2009 collection, but after looking at the promo's, I decided the new stuff still can't replace these beauties.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009 ~
Duuude, the fireworks tonight were sooo rad! xD Did everyone have a good night? So, here's what my makeup looked like today. It's totally boring, but I AM excited about one particular product - the Shiseido Brightening Veil! I bought this from Claire at eclecticism* for an AMAZING price. She also included a sample MAC pigment in Gold Mode, which I also used in today's look. Thank you, Claire!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 ~
Can't believe I'm so late with posting - sorry everyone! I've been trying to look for a job, and I actually found one. *shock* It was definitely easier than I expected, but I think hiring people are always more sympathetic towards poor students, haha. YAY for more money to spend on makeup and skincare! *~EXXXXXCELLENT~*

EDIT: Notice both Fuz and Edna are giving away awesome skincare by Perricone MD. That means double the chance for you to win! And also, it is MC's (EyezAddiction) 28th birthday, and she's away some awesome stuff, including an Urban Decay palette! Check out the links above!

So yesterday, I received a cute little package from Miss Lulu! Thank you dear Lulu~ it was a package filled with cuteness!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009 ~
Hi hi hi! *waves* ~ ~ How's the weekend been, peeps? :D My monthly dot is done, infection is gone, and now a new problem - my SKIN! Yipee! I just noticed a few days ago that it's flaky and dry to the touch, so I walked to Whole Foods to buy some new stuff. All in all, I don't really care whether or not a product is "natural," just as long as it works and convenient to buy.

First, is the Devita Daytime Nutritional Moisturizer with 1% Hyaluronic Acid. I LOVE this!! It's light, but the gel is thicker than most. No scent whatsoever. Makes me skin feel really smooth.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009 ~
Gah! I got an eye-infection, cold, and my period ALL in the same week! :( *sniff* At least I'm finally done with my essay, and now it's on to many more essays for 36 schools and counting! *cries* But physical ailments and school applications can't stop THE BEAUTY OBSESSION BABY ~ WOOO!!!!

EDIT: By the way - Please enter NARITA'S Giveaway!! She's giving away awesome new MAC stuff! And of course MILLIE'S Contest as well! You can win Skinfood products and other goodies yay~ The links are at the top!

So swapping is quite an easy-peesy-lemon-squeezy thing! I was hesitant at first, since there's seldom product photos and minimal info about the swapper on MUA, but whatever!! How can I not trust my fellow beauty-obsessed people??? xD

Swap stuff: BBW lotions, Clinique exfoliator, NYX eyeshadow pencil, and extras!! I love the mini-eyeshadow brushes!! Haha... they are a little bit longer than the average sponge-tip. So cute~

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009 ~
Helloooooo girlies! ~ I guess my blogging frequency is set at 1x/week! I hope everyone is having a great weekend~ I just randomly thought I'd show you a little of my jewelry. :D The goldfishes were my first pair of earrings after I got my ears pierced a few years ago, and the Hello Kitty necklace is my first piece of jewelry EVER.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009 ~
UPDATE:  The L'egere dries out my skin and clogs my pores, and the Beautymaker concealer makes my old pimples re-appear! (What?!) I'm finding that any products with the words "BB" in it, is probably going to break me out.  Consequently, I'm not using either of these products now. :)

Helloooooo, Blogger World! On Friday, I completed my whopping 5 hour exam! Right after, I felt super-giddy because of all the excess adrenaline haha! Wee. I hope I did alright... the funniest thing is, I ran into an old friend who happens to work in the exam building!!! *WEIRD* Apparently, she sorts socks for an online Japanese sock company... o_O *SUPER WEIRD!!!!*... but the socks were cute. Anyway! On to the reviews.

L'egere White Multi BB Cream
First Impressions: This felt a little thicker on my skin than I had anticipated. The coverage is medium, with redness covered but darker blemishes not. It is buildable, but it will look cake-y if you put on too much. Almost immediately after applying, my skin looks brightened and fresh.

Application: Definitely need to hydrate the skin before applying. I take a little bit of product onto my foundation brush (there's no difference when applied with fingers, it's just easier for me with a brush), dab onto the skin and blend.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009 ~
OOO! We have some hot (hott? hotte??) NorCal bloggers up in here (hare? hair??)!! ;)

So, I ordered a couple of things from imomoko.com on Thursday night, and it arrived Monday! Very fast shipping!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 ~
Thank you, Audrie, for being my first blog follower! *^___^*

Woo hoo! Since I've started a blog, I feel more ready to meet some people on Friday (hosted by Fuz)! I'm still not sure I can come or rather, that I SHOULD come. My professional school entrance exam is coming up in TEN DAYS - the total number of fingers I own! If I do well on my practice exam on Thursday, I'd feel better about going.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009 ~
Hi hi, blogger world! Hope everyone had a heart-warming Mother's Day!

.... *crickets*....

Oh my goodness, I have no idea what to say! Beauty bloggers make it look so easy. I'm still not sure whether or not to become a full-fledged blogger, but at least this blog will serve as a reference for my product photos, etc.

Well, I'm going to engage in my first ever swap! Tomorrow, I'm sending a few NYX shadows to a sweet MUA-er! Once I figure out how to post photos on here, I will! EDIT: OK! Image testing! Hopefully this shows up alright:

Mr. Hippo! He he. Anyway, I enjoy reading everyone's blogs!

Bai bai!