Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sephora favorites lashes unlimited unboxing

I passed by Tacoma Mall's JC Penney the other day and I noticed that they had finally opened a Sephora store! So, like any self-professed makeup addict I couldn't help but do a little bit of hauling. :-)
One thing really caught my eye, and it was this;

Sephora Favorites Lashes Unlimited, $36

I am amazed at how affordable this was, for the price of one or two high-end mascaras you get 9 deluxe-sized samples and a mini makeup remover!

Almost too good to be true right? Well, if I had one gripe it would be the packaging. I don't know if I am just particularly lacking in upper body strength, but it was so difficult to remove these from the packaging! I had to use the back cover of an old cell phone. :/

Hooray for ingenuity, nothing is gonna keep this girl from her makeup!

I am so excited to use these, oh and before I forget, this is what the package includes;
Benefit BADgal Lash, Buxom lash, CARGO 3 Triple Action Mascara, LORAC Multiplex 3D Lashes, TARTE Lights, Camera, Lashes!, SMASHBOX Bionic Mascara, STILA Forever Your Curl Mascara, URBAN DECAY Supercurl Curling Mascara, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash.
Whew, that was a long list!

Bye for now girls, time for some alone time with me and my mascaras!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Since I've been gone...

Wow, its been one year since my last blog post! I meant to start blogging again so many times, but something was always holding me back. I'm really hoping I still remember how to do this. :-)

So, a few updates;

I am no longer on Guam! Yep, we relocated to Washington State a few months ago. What does this mean for me? Well, more educational opportunities of course! But more importantly, I get to experience the beauty mecca that is Sephora (lol, don't you love my priorities?).

I've been hauling pretty steadily since I got here, so I definitely have a few haul posts planned out! But, I really have been underutilizing my makeup collection. Working five eight hour shifts a week will do that to you!! So, I'm making this promise to the makeup gods, I will try to do my makeup for work everyday - 'try' being the operative word!

Anyway, see you girlies in a little bit, but before I go let me just leave you with this FOTD. :-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baccalaureate Mass FOTD

Ben, Karen, Maricris, Mary Rose and I

Hi my fellow lovely bloggers! I know its been awhile since I posted something, but I really had to focus on school these past few months. This semester felt like, both the longest and quickest sem ever! I can't really explain it, but when I was in the thick of things (exams, presentations, papers) I couldn't wait for it to be over. However, now that graduation is only days away (seven, to be precise), I'm not so sure if I'm ready for it all to end.

Hopefully, after school ends, I'll be able to post more and maybe, get healthier. I was so stressed out this semester, that I gained so much weight! In between working, fulfilling my Internship and handling school business - I just stopped caring about eating healthy and exercising. I was kinda disappointed in myself, but hey, I'm ending this year with a Bachelor's degree!

So on to the FOTD:

Here's a picture of me before the Baccalaureate Mass - FYI, for those who don't know what a Baccalaureate  Mass is - its a Catholic mass to celebrate graduation. I went for a brown smoky eye - using the pigments from MAC's A Tartan Tale holiday collection. I used Jigs and Jive all over my lid, Bronze (a regular eyeshadow) in my crease and Blue Brown (which I love) in my outer V. I also used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack to line my upper lid and Ardell lashes.

Here's a close-up:

Having dinner at Alize Restaurant

Please excuse the messy hair - it truly was a long day! So, I'm hoping to write another blog post, at least before the end of the year. :)

See ya'll soon!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tea anyone - NYX JEP FOTD (Milk and Lemon)

Hey all, it’s been awhile! So while I have a little break from school work, I wanted to do a post. I actually took these pictures awhile back, so please forgive me if I can’t remember the exact products I used. >_<*

Anyway, since my last post was about de-sticking NYX JEP’s, I decided to do an FOTD, using two of my faves; Milk and Lemon.

Milk is looks just like it sounds – its a really Matte White. Lemon, on the other hand is a light green – they should’ve named it Lime, in my opinion.

Here’s the FOTD:


main fotd 

Forgive the hair, I did this late and night, right before going to bed. I remember using my Maybelline Emerald Smokes Quad on top of the NYX JEP’s and a little bit of MAC’s Sumptuous Olive on the outer two-thirds.

eyes closed 

I’m also using falsies here, in case you didn’t notice! My lash application skills are getting quite better – I’m not a hundred percent perfect, but I hope I get there someday. :D


Here’s a shot where you can see my horrible eyebags and up my nostrils! Sorry for this, but I just really wanted to show-off my false lashes.

Anyway, I was finally able to take a break from school to check out the MAC Venomous Villains collection, and lemme tell you, my counter was almost sold out of products!! I did haul quite a bit (next post, hopefully), but I missed out on the Bite of An Apple blush – the only thing I really wanted. My MUA is saying that they’ve re-ordered and will be getting the shipment by the 15th. I highly doubt it though, since a lot of the products are sold-out online. :(

So, till the next time ladies.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

+ How to de-stick NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils +

Man, its been awhile! You can blame the usual suspects – school and work. Well, mostly school! As some of you ladies know, this is my last semester of college – three more months and I’m done!

Anyway, I bought my first NYX JEP, about a month ago and I loved it. I really didn’t have any complaints, until it came time to sharpen the thing!

I couldn’t find a sharpener the right size, and when I did – sharpening the JEP just took off too much product! So, I decided to look for a way to de-stick the thing. There are quite a few tutorial vids on YouTube, but I thought this particular method was the easiest. And here it goes;



First of all, you need a 5 gm pot or larger, preferably with a screw-type lid and your NYX JEP (I’ll be using Milk for this tutorial). Also, remove the cap at the end of your JEP.


Next, smudge the product protruding from the end of the stick into your pot.


Then, take your JEP and stick it upside down, on top of the smudged product.


Take the pot and the JEP and put it in a mug. Place this in your microwave (yes, I said microwave). Heat the product in one-minute intervals. Constantly check the product by lifting up the stick. If the product slides out completely, then you should be done. If not, continue heating.


The stick should be completely empty inside.


And here’s the finished product!

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions.

I’ve already de-sticked/stuck :), 8 of these JEP’s and it gets easier every time! I’ll be showing you all of my NYX JEP’s with swatches for my next post. Till then, ladies.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

+ Mini haul +

So, while shopping for my latest MAC haul I came across MAC’s Sumptuous Olive Eyeshadow (Veluxe Pearl). At the time, I had second thoughts about purchasing it, but when I got home I ended up YT-ing it and doing some “research” on swatches and potential looks. After everything I saw, I knew I had to go back and purchase it!

Pictures of my haul;



MAC 224 Tapered Blending brush, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Gold, and Sumptuous Olive Eyeshadow




MAC 224 up close, I love this brush! As you know, I’ve been planning to buy this brush for awhile and I’m really happy that I finally did. I’ve only used it once so far, but it’s really awesome for blending in the crease.




NYX JEP in Gold – this is my first one, but I’m loving it! It’s perfect for me right now, since I’m in my whole “neutrals” phase!




And finally, MAC Sumptuous Olive Eyeshadow! I love how this shadow has all sorts of awesome colors in it, Greens, Golds, Browns – I just can’t believe how beautiful it is.



Swatches: NYX JEP in Gold, Sumptuous Olive, and Sumptuous Olive with NYX JEP in Gold as a base.

I had a really hard time with capturing the true colors of this shadow on camera – the shade changes depending on where the light hits! I love it, I feel like I can create so many different looks with one eyeshadow.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with my recent purchase, but this might be my last haul in a while. :( My last semester of school is starting in a few days and I’m gonna need to make some expensive book purchases. One book alone has the price tag of about $200!

Once again, thanks for reading my blog ladies! Bye. <3

Saturday, August 14, 2010

FOTD – MAC Satin Taupe


Call it maturity or getting old (blech!), but I’ve been quite obsessed with Neutrals lately! If you read my MAC eyeshadow haul post, then you probably noticed the abundance of golds, bronzes, and browns. Dunno what it is, even when I’m perusing the eyeshadows at my local MAC counter, I just can’t seem to stop staring.

So, here are the pics of my mug :)




And the eyes up close!

I just wanna put it out there, that I am far from an expert when it comes to makeup application – still learning, like everyone else. I would appreciate any criticisms, tips, etc. But please, keep it nice and constructive ( the best kind of criticism)!

I really suck at blending, so I’m hoping to purchase the MAC 224 Tapered blending brush, hopefully it’ll help up my blending skills.

Till the next post ladies!