Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Life: Birthday Wishlist

To be completely honest, I actually forgot that I will be turning 25 next Friday because I got so caught up with getting into the nursing program...ya-da-ya-da-yada. My ultimate wish has already come true (get into the nursing program) but I do have a few things that I wouldn't mind getting as gifts. ^_~ By the way, this list is comprised of both my wants and needs (probably more on needs) and are in order of how much I want/need it. However, they are all equally important to me in some way or form. Nevertheless, here goes!

1) 16GB iPod Nano in Pink

2) EOS Rebel T2i EF-S 18-55mm IS Kit

3) Juicy Couture bag >_< I can't really say which one I want exactly because it's hard to pick one particular tote, but whatever it is it has to be a tote so I can use it for school.

4) Purse hook cause' I hate putting my bag on the floor...yuck!

5) Lush products. I really wanna try out Lush products cause' I hear nothing but good things.

6) Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette

That's pretty much it...I can't really think of much else because I've been so blessed to have an abundance of happiness and love in my life and I am so grateful for the people that helped me become the woman that I am today.
There's really not much else I could ask for, I have a loving husband, good health, and a great family. What more can a girl ask for??? ^_^

Monday, March 22, 2010

Haul of MAC Give Me Liberty of London, Clinique and Shoes

Hey ladies! So I hope you all had a wonderful, fun-filled weekend like I did. My hubby and I went to NYC to visit his cousin and to South Jersey to visit my new baby niece, Samantha. It was kinda like a celebration as well because we found out on Friday that I got into the nursing program.

I went online last Thursday and saw that MAC had a new collection out called Give Me Liberty of London. What appealed to me from this collection was the artistic design of the white colored packaging.
I purchased two things from the collection, the Summer Rose beauty powder and the Frankly Fresh Lipglass.
I seriously love the artistic details of the boxes. Even the inside of the boxes had floral patterns. The vibe of the packaging is definitely Spring, if you ask me.

MAC Summer Rose Beauty Powder ($25)
The Summer Rose beauty powder is a soft violet pink with pearl. It's pigmented but not too pigmented.

MAC Frankly Fresh Lipglass ($14)
 Neutral pink beige with soft pearl
This is probably my favorite neutral lipgloss at the moment.

I went to Burlington Coat Factory and picked up some clubbing shoes. Me, hubby and his cousin went to Long Beach and met up with his cousins friendly friends at this bar/club that had a dj and a live band.
My 3" heel, "Toe killa" shoes are from Madden Girl and was originally $70 but was on sale for $24.

Now on to my clinique haul from Macy's. . .
I bought the New Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector and got some GWP goodies to boot. Can you spot my cutey baby niece Sami? =D
New Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ($49.50) 
 I'm so anxious to start using it because it is said to significantly reduce acne scars and I love the fact that it has antioxidants.

The GWP came with a makeup bag, a small wristlet, a lipstick, a lengthening mascara, an eye shadow duo, dramatically different moisturizer, and a jar of the new Even Better moisturizer.

You get a choice of either the cool or warm tone. I picked the cool toned one because I wanted the pink lipstick called Rasberry Glace.
This is the Strawberry Fudge eye shadow duo.

So that's it for now ladies. Please check out my handmade jewelry by clicking on the side label under "Forever Amor Jewelry."

Btw here is a pic of me with my new uniform for do I look? ^_^

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I Be Haulin' Stila

Hello fabulous ladies! So I received my haul from beautycrunch...actually I was startled because the lazy-ass UPS dude threw the box at the door about 5 feet away from his truck! I was a little annoyed but good thing beauty crunch packs their packages with tons of bubble wrap and peanut shaped styrofoam thingys. Hooray for good packaging!

So here are the goods. . .

I've been wanting to buy the Stila smudgepot trio but it's always out of stock so when they did come back in stock, I decided to stock up lol. Needless to say the stocking up idea was a smart one because I didn't anticipate that these pots would be tiny!
Ok well they are 2 grams each
The trio is $12 (reg. price is $32) and comes with a small liner brush. The colors are black, bronze, and gray.

Here's a pic to compare a 3 g MAC fluidline with a 2 g smudge pot.
These lil creme gel liners goes on smoothly. The texture is creamy and they are smudge-proof! Pinkiecharm (from youtube) did a review on Stila smudge pots and she said that they have a good lasting power). I tried washing them off with water and they simply wouldn't budge.
The only disappointment from this haul was the dried up gray smudge pot. I e-mailed beautycrunch right away and even sent them pictures.
This is a pic comparing the dried up gray smudge pot to the other gray one that wasn't dried up.

I also purchased this Korean: Lovely Eye Talking Palette for $8 (reg. price $40).
The packaging is soft, silver cardboard.
If you push the little button, you will hear a woman talking in Korean.
The colors are Chinois, Sweetheart, Poppy, and Key.
The colors are vibrant, pastel colors...perfect for spring!

The palette comes with a little instruction paper.

Stila noire palette $12 (reg. price $32). This pic is the box.
The palette itself has a velvety fabric with flowers carved on it. This palette would have been perfect but it doesn't have a mirror and the eye shadows and blush are not labeled.
These are the nameless eye shadows and blush.
Nevertheless, the colors are gorgeous.

I also purchased this POP Beauty blush cake in Warm Sienna $7.20 (reg. price $18).
According to the beautycrunch site. . . .
Especially designed for golden, tanned & deeper sin tones. Playful orange based hues for a brightening effect. Swirl brush all over colors for the perfect pop of apricot.

5 stripes of cheek color - and each one has 5 tonally correcting colors designed to warm your complexion. Brings your face alive!! Triple milled & micro pulverized for super smooth, delicate and luxurious texture. Maximum silkiness, making the powder look like real skin.

Salmon, Apricot, Honey-Beige with Gold Shimmer, Golden Red Mango, Orange Nectarine
 I combined all the colors and this is the swatch that came out of it. . .

I also got a GWP (enter CRUNCHER as coupon code with purchase of over $50).
They gave me a stila lip glaze stick in Blackberry.
The original price is $16.50.
I thought it was gonna be too dark but this goes to show that appearance can be deceiving, even in makeup!
(*Note to self* Time to use sugar&honey scrub for chapped lips!)

Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!

P.S.    I will be holding a contest very soon..probably by tomorrow I should have the contest info, rules, etc. post up here on my blog. This is gonna be so much fun!!!

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