Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm on Birch Box

After checking if this is legit or not I signed up right away.Its a company that sends you a deluxe sample of beauty products with just $10 a month. To me its a pretty good deal. I saw some of what other bloggers received and its really a DELUXE SAMPLE. I am so excited because the products are from  BENEFIT COSMETICS, NARS, KORRES, CARGO, MARC JACOBS fragrances, STILA, TOO FACED among others. From fragrances to makeup, skincare to name a few they carry. PLUS the product they gonna be sending every month is 4 to 5 different kinds. No annual fees or anything like that, you can stop the subscription right away. No hassle! Now my first box gonna be on my doorstep on the 10th of February, YAY! 

I'm gonna be showing what I receive every month that's for sure......are you on birch box yet?

Friday, January 28, 2011

MAC Viva Glam Gaga

With my unending search of my HG foundie, I go to the cosmetics counter and I got tempted just by looking at these pretty products. We'll yesterday I decided to get my Clinique moisturizer at Nordstrom and ended up buying Viva Glam Gaga and MAC blush in Springsheen. Actually this is my first MAC lipstick, I've been wanting to get this shade but I just ended up killing my lemming for expensive stuff, in short I have discipline before than I do now LOL. But seriously I know the difference of high end versus drug store products. You can tell the difference just by the sample they give me at the cosmetic counters. I'm really happy because the Nordstrom people where I live are super nice, they give me good amount of sample here and there, weather you buy or not. 

I've been swatching this baby many times at the cosmetic counter and I love love the color. I don't need to tell the detail of this lippie as I am 3 years late in addiction of  MAC. Except I don't like lady gaga! 

Above image without watermark is from Musing of a Muse pic, which describe a better look of it. Let's see if this would be my favorite lipstick, I need to try it out for a week yet, wearing at work today though :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

L'oreal Infallible Never Fail Lip Gloss In Undeniable Mauve

From the Loreal website:

Infallible Lip gloss has a hydrating formula that keeps lips soft, smooth, colorful and glossy for six shining hours. The patented petite Couer applicator contours lips precisely giving you a smooth, even flawless finish every time. Available in a range of 16 sheer luminous shades that stay true without changing, fading or dulling. Use it together with Infallible never fail makeup for a perfectly polished long-lasting look. No top coats. No feathering. No fading. 

Weight: .21 F oz/6.3ml

Price: $10
Where to buy: any drugstore

I was looking for like a light purple shade of lipstick but I couldn't find any in the drugstore, most of them are too dark for my skin tone. Since its winter I've been liking lip gloss or lip balm to sooth my dry lips lately. I was disappointed at one point because I can't wear lipstick even on summer. My lips are too dry until I found the EOS lip balm and then the NYC lip gliders which is my staple lip product I use everyday. It made my lips way moisturize that is why I'm into hunt for some good lippies now. 

              long lasting as it claims
              light weight consistency
              sheer but buildable 
              no funky smell
              doesn't fade
              it glides easily and doesn't look dirty on the lips
CONS: nothing I can think of

I love the applicator, so much easier to apply, seems like you can get most out of the product in one application.

                                                               with flash

                                                             in natural light

I am so in love with the color. I would definitely buy some more shades!   

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Elf Nail Polish in PLUM

                                                                        (with flash)

Today's nail polish is PLUM from ELF. I don't know why  lately I am hooked to some dark red shade so I was digging my nail polish collection and painted my nails today before work. This is 3 coat because I want to emphasize on the deep red color. You can do 2 coat its fine.

(no flash with natural light)

With Flash or natural, I love the color. As usual I always use the Sally Hansen Dries Instantly, I've been using this since the Seche Vite is not working as when you first open it. With this I can use it until the last drop plus its cheaper, half the price. 

Do you like it?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My First Coach Handbag

Finally I've been eyeing a coach purse for years, I got one yesterday yeheeyyy.....Went to the outlet store, always 20% off the price, the SA's hand coupon everyday which I think its a good deal, sometimes 25% on top of the sale they have. I chose this one because of the style, the size and the color, love the blue lining inside....because blue shade is my favorite....I thought it also goes with any clothes I wear and boots I have this winter. I bought it for $145(sigh).....Next purchase would be I don't know LOL, anyway I'm happy with it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hard Candy Nail Polish in Mr. Wrong

This is my first nail polish from Hard Candy line. I thought it was expensive than the other nail polish range of drug store like Revlon and etc..... I think I was impress of its consistency, so smooth and easy to apply. As far as I can remember from my nail polish collection this is the easiest nail polish painting I've ever done! 
Its kind of purple with mix of silver tiny glitters in it. Its called MR. WRONG haha dunno why,  the name is silly....

I like the heart ring with it, cute! its ♥♥♥....this is my favorite for now!

by the way its $4 in Walmart.......

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Quick Haul

I went to Walmart right after I took my son to school and RiteAid then Walgreens to pick up some of these stuff that I can't wait to try. So here's what I got:

Hard Candy Primer - $8
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer $4
Hard Candy Nail polish in Mr. Wrong
NYC Blushable Creme Stick in Plaza pink $3.99
Sally Hansen Fast drying Nail color protection $4.79
      and the Wet N wild 50% off from RiteAid
Coloricon blush in Mellow Wine   $.99cents
                             Pearlescent Pink  $.99cents
                             Heather Silk         $.99cents

Coloricon single eyeshadow in Envy( mine is broken so I got this for back up)
                                               Sugar    *all $.99cents*

And the last is the new display on Walmart called Simply which carries shampoo and conditioner that's SULFATE AND PARABEN FREE! for $5.57 each. I love love organic products because I eat organic by the way.......
I am hoarding Wet N Wild eyeshadow because I love their pigmentation, most especially the single eyeshadow, the trios and and palette have some fallout but minimal can be clean up after application....for the dirt cheap price, can't beat that price for an eyeshadow sucker like me!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Juicy Couture Giveaway!

Oh my God, this giveaway is fabulous! You wanna join? Check this blog

Wish I will get it, I'm a purse addict too you know! Yay! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fabulous Giveaway

This is a lot of stuff for giveaway yay! Wish I'll be lucky. I love nail polish as well. Check out Beautyburg giveaway here

Friday, January 7, 2011

2010 Most Used Products

 Though I was idle for quite sometime in blogging, it doesn't mean that I'm not into make up anymore. I do the grocery shopping all the time at home so I always see what's new in store, well its because I use drugstore makeup only other than couple of MAC items I have. Anyhoo, for 2010 I used so much of these products and it means its my favorite right? Lets start with my foundation I use everyday and until now.

 I use MAC Studio Fix Fluid everyday until I found an alternative which is Revlon PhotoReady. I want to save the MAC as much as I can so I use the Photoready everyday at work. I use the Golden Beige and Medium Beige for my skin tone it doesn't make a difference to me. Not shimmery as others claim it. The studio fix fluid is too dark on my skin tone during summer but now its winter I can actually use it and by the way its in NC40 shade, I don't know why it should be the other way around.

After applying a thin layer of liquid foundie, I dab it off with Maybelline Dream Matte Powder and its in Medium 2-2.5 shade. I use it everyday and its my second pan, I need to buy some more, when I am on rush I just use it with brush and blend it all around my face, works fine for me.

For my concealer Nyx comes the best. The Concealer in a jar works best for me, covers up pretty much everything blemishes and under eye area. I bought several concealer according to reviews but I end up going back to this jar. I got it in TAN shade. Drug store eyeshadow base Loreal Decrease works fine, staying power is 4 hours but the eyeshadow still there except my outer corner color is not define anymore until when I get home from 8 hour shift. There's bunch of eyeshadow primer now coming out from drug store brand so I will try some more products. 

For my highlighter, when I ran out of my MAC MSF I tried Physician Formula in Light Bronze Pearl and works the same, can't even tell the difference! I'm sure I'm gonna buy again, almost done with it also haha.

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For eye shadow, I've been using this a lot! The Nyx 10 eye shadow palette on their Runway Collection in Secret World is a daily eye shadow for me. I used it a lot last Fall.They are pigmented, easy to blend and mix and match the colors for me. I have the other 2 palette but this is my favorite. For a neutral look, I like the Physician Formula Baked Collection in Baked Sands, pigmented, can be use wet or dry, its the go eye shadow for me when I can't think of colors to blend. I love purple and I have the Revlon ColorStay 12 hour eye shadow in 20 Sunrise Sunset, its a good buy for the color pay off is awesome. Lastly, I have the Maybelline Eyestudio in Khaki Craze, beautiful color for me, 2 colors, dark green and a mix of golden and and green tint in it, the shimmers are light not too bold. I'm a sucker of eye shadow so you'll probably see me blogging about them most of the time :)

For my Mascara, other than the Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara, I use the Stilleto for few months until the Falsies Volume Express from Maybelline came out. Love it, makes it look like falsies as it claims especially if you have long lashes.

I think I need to end with this one, facial moisturizer, cleanser, makeup remover will be in another post.
Thanks for taking time to read. Have a good day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cosmetic Aficionado Giveaway!

Congratulations for your 200+ follower! The giveaway will end pretty soon! Go and get your luck.
The rules can be found here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bath and Body Works Hello Yellow Sale

These are my yellow  sale haul from Bath and Body works last December. I got this on the 28th I believe. Most of the items I got are on 75% off. what else can you say? frugal eh? lol. The expensive one I have on this haul is the mini size of shower gel of SEA ISLAND COTTON scent which I don't like, glad I picked up the 3 oz only for 3 bucks, I wanna get rid of it so I keep using it, don't wanna throw it either lol. And the CAR CLIP SCENT PORTABLE in Caribbean Escape is 3 bucks also use to be $8. Anyway here's the list and prices.

Lemon Summer Vanillas Body Lotion - $2.62
Calypso Berry antibacterial hand soap - $1.25 original price is $5
Rain Kissed Leaves hand soap - $1.25
Wild honey suckle hand soap - $1.25
Orange sapphire hand soap - $1.25

9 pocketbac hand gel:
   warm vailla sugar
   orange sapphire
   dancing waters
   candy corn
   bat bite apple scent
   sea island cotton
   vampire blood in plum
   Santa's mallow mint
   nectarine mint

The holiday scents are $.75 cents each and the rest are $.37 cents each.....
Good deal for the holiday, won't hurt your pocket, but by hoarding a lot, need a space haha

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