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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Haul: 09/19/2011

Hey Guys~!

Super long time no talk! It's been almost a month.. That's too long a break so here I am and what better way to come back then with a haul?

First I stopped at Wal-mart (the university students paradise) and picked up a few makeup items on my wishlist plus a surprise!

So starting with the surprise, I was walking through the makeup aisle and I spotted..... Dun dunnnn... The wet n wild 8 color palettes! I couldn't believe my eyes! The two Wal-mart's in town have the wet n wild lines but were always missing the 8 color palettes! They were pretty picked over but I managed to find the Comfort Zone palette which was the most neutral of the palettes that were left. This palette has pigmented, creamy colors that can create a neutral or smokey eye.

Then I picked up a Rimmel blush in berry and a Covergirl single eyeshadow in Tapestry Taupe which I thought would be excellent colors for fall.

Then the most exiting purchase of the day comes courtesy of Urban Decay....

The Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette.. I've been waiting to get this one forever! It has 15 limited edition shades that are mostly neutral (with I love) with a few bright colors. The shadows are pigmented, buttery and long lasting.

Have you guys tried any of these products? If so, what do you think of them?

So this is my mini haul! I hope you guys enjoyed and there will be more posts to come soon!



Monday, August 29, 2011

August Favorites~!

Hey Guys,

I can't believe it's favorites time again.. where does the time go? It feels like summer just started yesterday. I really don't want summer to be over.. I love the sun and warmth but I've only just started seeing the sun since I've been home. The weather where I go to school was terrible..Good excuse to go shopping hey?

I bought lost of new stuff this month so i have lots of new favorites and a couple of oldies so enough with the rambling.. Let's get started~!

1) Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation in 215- I love this stuff in the summertime.. It almost feels like a tinted moisturizer but gives enough coverage for bad skin days.

2) Stila illuminating moisturizer in light- I mix this with my Covergirl Natureluxe to give my face some extra glow and take away the tiniest bit of heaviness my foundation had.

3) MAC Minerlize Skinfinish in light- This sets my foundation and controls any oils. It also evens out my skin tone on days when I don't feel like wearing moisturizer.

4) Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse blush in rose petal- This blush feels super creamy, blends really well on your cheeks and dries to a powder finish. I don't bother to set it with a powder blush because it has pretty good staying power.

5) Stila Convertible Color in petunia- This is an excellent bright summery color that can be used on cheeks or lips.

6) Benefit Benetint Pocket Pal- I bought this a while back but I just started using this month. I love swiping this on my lips for a tint of color but it can also double as a cheek stain.

7) MAC Paint Pot in Painterly- I love wearing this when I'm too lazy to put on shadows. It really brightens my eyes.

8) Lush Blackberry bath bomb- This smelled so good and make my skin feel super soft.

9) B&BW's Sweet Pea body cream and body spray- I can see why this is a cult favorite because it is the perfect sweet and fun smelling fragrance.

10) Lush's Cupcake face mask- This gets all the dirt and oil out of my pores without leaving my skin feeling tight and dry.... and it smells like chocolate.. what more could a girl ask for?

11) MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 with Revlon Coral Reef lip gloss- Perfect summer combo!

12) China Glaze- Pool Party, Essie- Turquoise and Caicos, Essie- Brazilliant - These have been part of my manicures and pedicures all summer.

TV Show- Pretty Little Liars: I'm all caught up to the new episodes now so I can start watching it on t.v! Yay! I wasn't obsessed over this show at first but the second season is so exciting!

Songs- Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People- I found this song a few days ago so it really shouldn't be in this favorites, but I can't stop listening to it!

Rain Over Me- Mark Anthony and Pitbull- Is it weird that I find Mark Anthony very attractive in this song? I've always found him kinda creepy but I have a bit of a crush on him now.. that's odd.

Stereo Hearts- Adam Levine Ft. Gym Class Heroes- Catchy, happy tune.

Lifeline- Papa Roach- I'm a sucker for songs like this.

So Far Away- Staind- and a suck for songs like this. I have a thing for rocker dudes.. uhh..Minus Mark Anthony.

This picture does not do the neon-ness any justice but this is China Glaze Pool Party. I love it~!

So what's your favorites for this month? Lemme know in the comments below~!



Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shopping Trip Haul: Part 2

Hey Guys,

Here I am with Part 2 of my shopping trip haul! We went to a different mall the second day where I got a chance to go to Lush (I couldn't believe I was there in person!), Bath and Body Works and H&M.

My first stop was H&M and I grabbed a few things I thought were cute. I went into the dressing room and everything I tried on fit and looked good. I honestly thought I was dreaming but it turns out I wasn't because I'm sitting in the hotel with the bag full of clothes to prove it. I bought a camel colored blazer, a purple lace dress, a flowery peasant top, a silk royal blue top and camel/navy blue striped long sleeved shirt, a light pink tank top with ruffles and a couple of bracelets. H&M is officially one of my favorite stores.

Then I went to Bath and Body Works where I had a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase plus it was buy 3 get 3 free! I definitely could have went crazier than this but rumour has it there's a Bath and Body Works opening where I go to school so I will do my shopping there. 
I picked up:

Sweet Pea body spray and body cream- Cult favorites that smells divine.Top Notes: Sweet Pea, Watery Pear, Logan Berry, Rhubarb
Mid Notes: Cyclamen, Freesia, Raspberry
Base Note: Musk
Carried Away body spray and lotion- This smells delish as well! It's notes are:
Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Meyer Lemon, Mandarin, Juicy Pear Nectar, Lush Raspberries
Mid Notes: Purple Freesia, White Tuberose, White Jasmine, Soft Violet Petals
Base Notes: Creamy Sandalwood, Whipped Vanilla, Musk
I also bought a shower gel and body spray for my boyfriend. Then I bought 10 Halloween pocketbac's.. no I'm not completely crazy.. 5 were for my brother :).... Then I picked up 3 mini candles: 2 Leaves and 1 Mint Chocolate Chip and a Halloween handsoap that glows in the dark. (I'm not gonna lie, that was totally the selling point).

My last trip was LUSH!!!!! Yes, I am obsessed.. or maybe I should say was obsessed because the service at the Lush I went to was terrible and not at all what I imagined Lush to be. I was kinda sad but maybe I'll stick to ordering online even when I have the opportunity to go to Lush. On this trip I picked up:

Blackberry bath bomb- I used this the last night of my trip with half of my Mmm bath melt and the mix of the smells was delicious! This bath bomb also comes with a little surprise!

Pink bath bomb- This smells like candy! It was super moisturizing and this bomb also has a fun little surprise~

Mmm bath melt- This also smells like candy so it was perfect to throw in with Pink.

Wicci Magic massage bar- I bought this massage bar for my boyfriend as part of his birthday gift. I read online that it's supposed to be good for sore muscles so I hope this helps ease his pain.

Cupcake face mask- I tried this once already and I really liked it. My skin looked glowy and didn't feel dry like other face masks tend to do. Bonus: It smells like chocolate.

Hair Doctor hair mask- This felt super refreshing and my hair felt clear of build-up after my first use.

American Cream conditioner- I picked this up because it smells great! I hope it works as good as it smells!

Bubblegum lip scrub (mine's about to expire)- I have a fond love of this lip scrub.

Honey trap lip balm- This smells like orange vanilla chocolate. Sounds random but works.

As well as some great samples like Dark Angels cleanser, Fresh Farmacy face soap and Big shampoo.

                                                     Pink Bath Bomb and Mmm Bath Melt
                                                             I was lovin' on Cupcake

Bonus: Here's a few things I bought at a local store. I love handmade jewerly.

So that's my giant haul! Have you guys tried any of these products? Have you had a similar experience at Lush or was this just not a good day? Should I give them another chance? What's your favorite scents at B&BW? What's your favorite clothing stores? Are you tired of my questions? Haha! <3



Friday, August 26, 2011

Lush Tag~!

Hey Friends,

I was looking for a fun tag to do today and I came across a Lush tag! Woo!

1. First product ever used from Lush and how long ago was that?
I believe it was cinders bath bomb. I ordered Lush for the first time last Christmas and bought all holiday items!

2. Top three favorite bath products (bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts)?
Blackberry bath bomb, Comforter bubble bar and You've Been Mangoed bath melt.

3. Favorite skincare product?
I haven't used much of their skincare but I do love my recently purchased Cupcake face mask and I love Lemony Flutter.

4.Favorite Retro, discontinued, or holiday product?
Angel's Delight soap. YUM

5.Which haircare products do you use?
I use Godiva solid shampoo bar (Thanks Rebecca! <3)

6.What is one product you really want to try but haven't?
Bon Bain Benard bath bomb looks pretty and sounds like it smell super and i want to try Curly Wurly shampoo

7.What is your ULTIMATE, ALL TIME favorite product and why?
Bubble Gum lip scrub because it makes my lips soft and smooth.

I tag everyone who reads this~! Especially the Flamingo_Blush Girls! I know their love for Lush.



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shopping Trip Haul: Part 1

Hey Guys,

I'm currently on holidays with my fam and I did my yearly shopping so I thought I'd share with you what I bought! This is super long so I may break this up into parts.. Keep in mind I only do any major shopping once a year so that's my excuse :) <3

I choose to go to stores that I don't have close to where I live so I went to places like Mac, Sephora, Coach, H&M, Lush and Bath and Body Works.

In this post I'm going to start with Mac, Sephora and Coach which are the places I went on my first day of shopping.

My first purchases of the day were at Mac where I bought some beginner items because I own nothing from Mac..until now..The girl who helped me was absolutely awesome, helpful and funny which made an intimidating trip (for someone who doesn't know what they're doing) really pleasant.

For face I bought a minerlize skinfinish natural in Light and a minerlize skinfinish in Rose Quartz.

For eyes I bought Painterly paintpot, an eyeshadow quad along with 4 eyeshadows which were Naked Lunch, All That Glitters, Sable, and Twinks.

Then I bought Creme Cup and Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick and Viva Glam Gaga lipgloss

Then I went to Sephora where I picked up somethings I have been eyeing for a long time. This was my second time in a Sephora store (my first time I ran in and bought Nars Orgasm lipgloss and ran out) and this particular Sephora just opened so it was packed and many things were out of stock but I managed to find plenty of things that were on my wish list.

At Sephora I bought:

Philosophy Snowcone shower gel set

Tarte radiant & rested: volume 2 which comes with Smooth Operator: Amazonian clay illuminating serum, the bright side double-ended eye brightener, LipSurgence natural lip tint in Sweet, Amazonian clay blush in Glisten and Amazonian clay shimmering powder in

Nars Orgasm/Laguna Duo

Philosophy Purity- 90mL

Korres lip butter in Jasmine

Korres lip butter in Pomegranate

Tokidoki lipgloss in Ciao Ciao

Philosophy lip gloss in I Love Candy Corn

Sephora by OPI nail polish in It's Bouquet With Me

Then I got my birthday gift which is the Philosophy shower gel in Vanilla Cake and I used my points to get the Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist.

   Sephora by OPI- It's Bouquet With Me

Then I went to Coach which was another amazing experience. I always find the staff in the stores at Coach so friendly, but the staff at this location took the cake!

I bought a Coach Poppy purse which I cannot find the name of but here's a pic!

Have any of you tried any of these products? What are some other staple items I should pick up from MAC? Please let us know in the comments below!

P.S- Here's a few bonus pics~!

                                                         Yummy Bloomin' Onion
                                                                 I totally agree



Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Foundation Routine

Hey Guys,

I don't normally wear a full foundation face but I thought it may be interesting to let you guys know what I wear (when I actually muster up the energy to put on makeup) and I'd like to hear what you guys wear.

My main foundations are Revlon Colorstay in Nude 200 for Combination/Oily Skin and Covergirl Natureluxe in 315. Since it's currently summertime, I like to mix these foundations with a dab of my Stila tinted moisturizer so make the foundation feel super light on my face. The Stila tinted moisturizer also adds a nice glow to my face.

The next step varies depending on the condition of my skin that day (ughh to breakouts!). On a not so good skin day, I use my Benefit Booing concealor from my Confessions of a Concelaholic kit to cover up any hyperpigmentaion. If my face is uber broken out, I'll use a dab of Erase Paste on the pimple and then put some Booing concealor on top of that.

After all this going on's, I use either my Rimmel Stay Matte powder, Maybelline Dream Matte powder or Urban Decay Mattifying powder. Right now I've been reaching for my Maybelline powder a lot. Make sure to spot powder your blemishes first, then dust the powder on your face wherever you get oily.

Which products do you use in your foundation routine? Let use know below~!



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lush Ocean Salt Review

Hey Guys,

I am a self proclaimed Lush lover. I really would not be able to control myself if there was a store anything near where I live. I would be there everyday and be extremely broke so I have to buy online every once in a while or wait til I go on holidays and have a little spree.. and then you guys would see a haul. Fun right!

So last time my dad went on a business trip, I begged him to make a stop into Lush and pick up a few things on my list and Ocean Salt was one of them. I only heard of the smaller sized Ocean Salt through Youtube and wasn't aware there was a larger size so when my dad comes home with a tub of Ocean Salt with the $30 price tag on the side I almost pass out. I felt so bad so it's a good thing I ended up....keep reading to find out ;)

According to the Lush website Ocean Salt has lime extracted into sea salt which is good because the antibacterial effects of lime and the trace of alcohol in the product is ideal for blocked pores, blackheads or blemishes. The minerals in sea salt soften as the salt scrubs away dirt and blockages.

Ocean Salt can be used on your face or body but I only use it on my face.

When I use Ocean Salt, my face feels super clean but doesn't feel tight like when I use other exfoliator. My skin looks radiant, glowy and I don't break out when I'm using this product!

The only problem I have with this is the smell. Most people say it smells like the ocean but I find it smells like a cheap cologne many old men in my town wear called "Gravity".. so to me, Ocean Salt smells like old men. Another thing is, after I use Ocean Salt I can taste salt in my mouth? Does it absorb through my skin because I swear I don't get it in my mouth! I brush my teeth right after I use it because it's just weird.

I would give this product a 4 1/2 out of 5.. the only thing that brings it down is the smell.

Hope this helped!



P.s.- I would like to thank Aleexandraaxo for putting my picture in her Subscriber Spotlight video. If you guys haven't seen it, please check it out! <3