Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm Back!!!

So again i was gone... and again I'm so sorrrryyyyy... Took a trip to New York came back sick when I thought i was recovering, I got sick again.. but great news I've decided to eat healthier, exercise and rest more :) So while i was missing in action I made a few changes on things... I added more things to my project 10 pan, started exercising, started eating more fruits and veggies, started drinking lots and lots more [note i said more :)] water, and well the results.. .. ahhh.. well I think its way too soon to conclude..

So recently I've tried to be conscious of my weight. I am currently gaining!! I am also looking at living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a combination of things that seem to me to be what can help me become healthy.  They include: eating the right foods at the right time :) [this is so important I thought it was only about eating the right foods.. but then there are certain things you just dont eat in the night and they are healthy... so its all about timing too], doing appropriate exercises [i thought exercise was exercise... but of course I have target areas I want to lose weight.. :)], getting enough rest per day [way too hard for me but trying.. even if its some cat naps..], thinking positive [oh this goes a long way... thinking healthy thoughts, smiling--as much as I can.. helps with those wrinkles .. lol, reading healthy things], working [yes its important to work ... how can one rest if one does not work.. well in my opinion], play and laugh [its always important to have good laughes during the day .. its healthy come on dont you enjoy a good laugh :) and yes playing is good.. its music for your
childish soul :) ], reading, and for me spending time with those who mean the most to me [God is included here]

In reading the October 2009 issue of women's health i found some really fascinating information that I thought I'll share with you.  First off for those of you who love to drink RedBull energy drink you need to monitor your intake. It is said that research shows that one a day is not harmful but more than once a day can cause a number of complications such as elevated blood pressue, insomnia, stomach irritation and overloading can lead to heart palpitations and seizures. When drinking these energy drinks one also has to be careful as to how much of other caffeinated drinks one intakes. Another interesting fact I came across was why women have intense cravings for sweets on days just before their periods. this is
because when the estrogen level drops there is an increase in mood swings. sweets goodies then to give us that boost of "happy feelings". It is recommended though that when taking these sweet treats that you increase fiber in your diet. estrogen attaches itself to fiber the magazine quoted and when it does so it [estrogen] exits the body as waste, so the more you eat the lower your overall hormone levels.

Well food for thought right!  Let me know what you guys think.. or are thinking...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Project 5 pan extended to 7 :)

So I have two additions to my Project 5 pan (P5P) :) I initially thought I would not have enough items to make 10 pans but it so happens that I may very well end up with 10 pans.  However, right now I am only adding two items, my ELF blush and contour powder and my Mac full coverage foundation [which i use many times as concealer...] After I made the post about P5P the next use of my blush and contour duo i hit pan on the blush side... and then i hit pan on the foundation a while back but couldn't find it when i was doing the post.. so here are my two additions

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Haul: Sephora...Stila products

I had this haul to post about a month back, Sephora has a special with these two Stila products
This set contains:

- 0.28 oz Stila Sun Bronzing Powder SPF 15 in Shade 2 (sheer warm matte bronze)

- 0.317 oz Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Gold (light golden champagne sheen)
I haven't tried these as yet but as soon as I do I will do a review..
This is how the packaging looks...

FOTD: Gracie

The look is not called Gracie, however, that is the name of the "model" [who happens to be my lovely cousin].  She just visited and I decided to give her a face makeover :) I did not get to take a pic of her before look but she does not wear makeup often, and prefers to look natural.  She has major discoloration on her face, I had to use four different shades of foundation on your face along with three different shades of concealer.  She wanted her eyes to be very simple.. Most of the products used were from NYX [foundation, finishing, concealer, setting powder, eyeshadow, lip liner] and ELF's Studio line [blush and contour, complexion perfection, warm bronzer, mascara].  Brushes used [both face and eyes] were all from here is the look I created..

I kept begging her to smile, but she was afraid to show teeth :) I plan to bring her over again and try a few more looks, I gave her a few products to use on her face to try help with the multiple discoloration.

EOTD: October 6, 2009

So on Tuesday October 6, I decided to pull out my Sacha's neutral palette and start using it again... I will post pics of the palette asap and show swatches and give a review.  My friend and co-makeup junkie Nikkita :) also plans on doing a review on this palette so you guys look out for the two reviews... but this is the look i got.. again please excuse my eyebrows.. i'm really playing around with it, growing it .. waxing.. growing.., because i have not found a "style" that i would love to keep.. so until then i have to keep growing it out and trying again.. so anyways off to the look :)

Let me know what you think...

All colors used can be found in the 14 pan palette

Thursday, October 8, 2009

EOTD: last friday October 2, 2009

know the title sounds confusing to the sense that it says Eye of the day :) well this look that i'm sharing was a  look I did last friday, i got sooooooooo many compliments that when I reached home i decided to take pics... which was like 5-6 hours after application.  I basically used pigments i bought online from ebay [you can view that haul and see swatches of the pigments here: ]  I did not pay much for these pigments, but I was really impressed with their quality. this is the look i got.. i used my regular mascara from maybelline and my black ultra liner from avon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

EOTD: smokey blue...

So this is my first attempt at a smokey look.  To be honest i always felt that  the smokey look did not look good on me.  I felt i looked like someone punched me in the eye :)  however this is my attempt.  I used many colors from my novel twist cool palette

At first i felt like I was not getting anywhere..since I never did a smokey eye before I was rather apprehensive... but this was what i ended up with.. one of my major challenges was on how dark to go.. i did not a too smoked out eye :) please let me know what you think... also I took the pics like 4 hours after I applied.. so excuse the rest of my face i was really tired...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Project 5 Pan

Now i know a lot of makeup junkies like myself are doing what we call "Project 10 pan"... but im not that ambitious lol... but i am holding back with buying... so below are my items for my Project 5 pan

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in mediumdark/ natural and shimmer [using it for like a month now] , Loreal hip in saucy [had this for like 8 months its my first go to when i want to do a quick look], nyx lip pencil in coffee [my fav.. have a backup.. used this all the time and had it for like a year now] maybelline the collosal volum' express mascara in black [used to be my fav... now it just wont finish :)] and avon magix face perfector spf 20 [primer, have been using this for about 3 months]

I was thinking I may have other products [lippies] that I can add to this.. maybe I will update this  post another time.. but for now these are my Project 5 pan items ...

EOTD: burgundy with brown and green...

This is the looked i got today,... wasn't sure what i was going for when i started.. i just started pulling out colors and trying them.... this is what i ended up with...

I have Mac's pigment in gold stroke as a base color on the lid added henna in the crease then added some old gold on top of it.. took a Loreal Hip duo in cheeky took the dark color added it to my crease.. and then took the plum color and touched up the inner 2/3 of my lid and i used an ulta shadow as highlighter... not sure what to call this look ... lol... :) ... and this pic was taken out about 5-6 hours after i put it on...

Monday, September 21, 2009

EOTD: Pink/Plum look...

So MakeupbyTiffanyD did a tutorial called Gilded Berries and i fell in love with the look... i didn't have the colors she used but I decided to try my hand at it with what i had.. I used a pigment i bought off ebay [from hong kong paid like $1 for it], a loreal hip duo charisma the dark plum side of it and for the gold i used the urban decay 24/7 in honey [i also used this on my waterline] and i set it with nyx pearl mania yellow gold pigment and i lined with dipdown cream liner from mac and i used elf studio dark brown waterproof mascara.. here's what it looked like

this is how it looked after more than 8 hours..sorry if the pics not clear enough i used my webcam to take them out...

Review: Elf Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths

I've tried a number of makeup remover cleansing cloths and this one is by far the best. I've tried avon, neutrogena, clean and clear, mac, and some others I cannot remember at this time. I decided to purchase this product because I was very pleased with other ELF Studio line products, and my expectation for this product was pretty high. I must say that it did live up to my expectations. I use liquid foundation [full coverage], with concealer and finishing powder and the clothes took off this without much effort. It takes off waterproof mascara effortless. I am very please with this purchase. this product can be purchased from the Eyes Lips Face website and specifically at this link its $3.00 US for 20 clothes. There are a number of codes that can be used to help buffer the shipping cost like winnerelf 50% off purchase of $15 or more or facebook for 50% off up to $15

Sunday, September 20, 2009

EOTD: Simple look

I did this look using three colors, a mac pigment on the lid...a loreal hip duo in saucy i used the brown side of it in the crease and a no name color as my highlighter... liner and mascara and i was set.. heres what it looked like..

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sorry i was Missing In Action

I'm so sorry i've been missing in action. I've been so busy .. having a time to sit and edit pics and posting.. writing reviews.. ahhh.. i keep planing to do it but didn't.. so what have i been up to? well beginning of the month I had registration, went to cancun last week for about 5 days and then spent about two days in MA... and now back home trying to catch up with work..

everyone is asking for pics from cancun so here are a few...
will post some more soon :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Anniversary gift..

My 8th wedding anniversary was on August 20, 2009 and part of my gift was some mac products from my favorite CCO :) and a Mac counter I will post the name of each product in another post..just thought i'll share it with you.. i really wanted the mineralize skinfinish... and the eyeshadow in henna... I will try to give review on these products .. how they work for me with my asian olive toned skin...

Nail Look..

so i know i've been missing.. been really busy.. but i'll really try to make up.. just thought i'll post a nail look i did two weeks ago...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Depotting another UDPP

even though my sister saw how much udpp i got when i depotted my packaging she didnt want to do the same to hers. So while i was on vacation i spend a few days at her place and i decided to depot her udpp and to her amazement i got a lot of product.. she thought she would have had a little bit of product...but here's what she had instead...

products used for the depotting are
  • knife
  • spatula [or u can used the want to transfer the product]
  • jar/s with lid/s

if anyone has any questions feel free to msg me or leave a comment, and i do suggest that if you have the genie bottle of udpp that you depot it.. its way easier to use from the jar...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Haul: CCO--Mac

I got this almost a month ago... and thought i'll share it with you haven't used any of the products yet... i actually gave the highlighter powder to a friend because it wasn't looking good on me... just thought i'll share the haul and will do a review on the brush and mascara in about two weeks time...
I have another cco haul to post...

Haul: Hair

Omg I bought this off of ebay "hello kitty hair clips" and its absolutely cutey... i'm going to send these for my niece but i thought i'll share it with you guys... i bought these a while back or else i would have posted the link to the ebay seller...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

EOTD: Neutral eyes

So I decided that since work in just a week away, I would start practicing some neutral looks since this summer i focused on doing only bold colors... I mainly used nyx shadows.

Products used:
  • Mac rubenesque paint pot

  • nyx single shadow [nss] es 117 chai all over my lid

  • nss es 107 vanilla sky inner 1/3 of my eyes

  • nss 114 oro on 2/3 going a bit into the other third of my lid

  • nss es 110 gypsy in the crease

  • nss es 105 to deepen the crease

  • nss es119 cream cheese as highlighter

  • La colors liquid liner in brown

  • avon luxury liner in dark brown

  • maybelline collosal mascara in black

I was very pleased with the result... i got a lot of compliments which surprised me, everyone kept saying how simple and natural the look was.. so i'm definitely pleased with how it came out. will try to do some more looks.. please comment and let me know what u think...

Friday, August 14, 2009

ELF Haul

So I have another Elf haul. I was pretty anxious for this simply because of the studio line products I got... In this haul i got 3 eyeshadow brushes, 2 blending brushes, 2 plumping lip glaze in mocha ice and plum pout [i've never tried this, so i'll do a review after i've tried it] super glossy lip shine spf 15 in mauve luxe, studio complexion brush and studio golden bronzer [super duper excited to try.. ]

here are pics of what i got...

Tonight i'll be posting quite a bit.. took out pics of hauls i got over my vacation [back one week now, so the pics are like almost 2-3 weeks old... ] and yes it'll be quite a bit of hauls.. simply because i've saved up for quite a bit of things for july month end [with mac stuff] but i also got things for friends, like the elf eyeshadow brushes in this haul...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Encouragement for the day...

I am subscribed to receive inspirational notes from Joel and Victoria Osteen. I got this message today and I thought I'll share it with really touched me because I was going through some fear issues.. hope it can be a blessing to you.

Choose Faith Instead of Fear

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE"This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go"(Joshua 1:9, NLT).

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and VictoriaDid you know that fear works just like faith but in the opposite direction? In the same way that faith opens the door for God to work in our lives; fear opens the door for the enemy to work in our lives.The Bible says that fear has torment. Fear has no mercy. If you act on fear instead of acting on faith, it will keep you depressed, miserable and lonely. And so many people today are missing out on God's joy, peace, and victory because they keep giving in to fear. They feed fear by what they watch on TV or at the movies. Don't let that be you! Romans tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. The more you fill your heart and mind with God's Word, the stronger you will be to stand against the powers of darkness. Choose faith instead of fear by choosing God's Word.Remember, the power that is in you is greater than the power of fear. When thoughts come that say, "You're not able", choose faith by saying, "I can do all things through Christ!" Choose faith today so you can overcome fear and live in the freedom God has in store for you!

ELF Haul

So elf has their mineral lipsticks on sale and i decided i would pick up a few and some other things mainly liquid eyeliners [coffee, midnight, and plum] and a few of their quad [punk funk, ivy, and i dont remember the name of the smokey eye one] ... so this is what i got.. haven't tried any of the lipsticks as yet will let you guys know how that goes... Lipstick colors i got were:
  • Barely bitten
  • pouty petal
  • fiery fuschia
  • rosy raisin
  • prime plum
  • rosy tan
  • nicely nude
  • bare brown
  • ripe rose
  • cool coral
  • rustick brick

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sephora Haul

So I was finally able to reach Sephora.... i really wanted to get the Limited Edition Sephora Favorites in Blink, Wink and Brows eye deluxe sampler... in this sampler you get

  • sephora electro liner copper 4 g

  • anatasia brow gel 0.5 ml

  • anatasia matte highlighter 2.70g

  • urban decay potion 2.66 ml

  • too faced shadow insurance 3 g

  • lancome bi facil makeup remover 50 ml

  • cosmedicine opti-mologist eye cream 7ml

  • smashbox mini eye liner palette 0.15g

  • stila mini smudge pot 4 g

  • smashbox mini eyeshadow trio in head shot

I really wanted to get the too face sample, the bi facial remover sample, the smashbox eyeliner palette and the stila smudge pot ... i am glad for the other things too :)

i also got an urban decay liquid liner in smog.... i got a few free samples in soy face cleanser, korres face primer [i really wanted to try this..] and mufe eye makeup remover] ..
I'll definitely use this products and give you a review on them....