Sunday, November 23, 2008

secrets make friends...

Amy suggested that I blog about some of my favorite beauty products/secrets. Here it goes...WoOOOOoo...
Expensive but you get what you pay for (or what your Mom pays for... I can't afford this but I am lucky enough to have a Mom I can steal things from... muwahaha). Its true, this product is every bit of amazing as the critics say. I use this at night, especially now since it is winter and I am currently using a 5% benzoyl peroxide gel that is extremely drying. My flaky skin is cured when I pat this stuff onto my face. I use this before make up as well. It gives whatever foundation you are using a dewy look. Very awesome.

Nars Orgasm/Laguna Blush/Bronzer Duo is amazing. Its great for contouring and a nighttime look. My skin has been bad so I haven't been using this at all. But its great for daytime too. Its very buildable, looks amazing in pictures, not too glittery. Can be as natural or dramatic as you want it to be.

Maybelline Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Eyeliner has been essential in my daily make up routine, but lately I wear little to no make up. But when I do manage to care about my appearance my go to eyeliner has been this stuff. I was never a fan of liquid eyeliner in the past. I used MAC Fluidline in blacktrack/buried treasure. But I was tired of always having to use the angled eyeliner brush to apply it. The product would dry up and clump on the brush if I didn't wash it after every other usage. That, my friends, is too much work. I am all about quick and efficient application of make up (I am super lazy). Its also cheaper to buy this stuff. And I always found pencil liners to be smudgy for me. This doesn't smudge. Staying and lasting power are great. And for the price, it really can't be beat.

Stila Illuminating Concealer is great for covering undereye circles. I also put a little bit on my upperlip area because it is slightly discolored (looks like I have a mustache if I don't ..haha) It does its job well. I like the color as well, although they only have 3 to choose from :/ But I loves it and will be repurchasing soon because its very very gone.

Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15 Creme-Gel my go-to tinted moisturizer. I was really into tinted moisturizers this summer. I tried the stila brand tinted moisturizer, and although it was nice, it was a little too drying. Not enough moisture. Might be due to the fact that it was oil-free, but w/e. Anyway, this stuff is great. The coverage is not that great for me considering I have pretty bad acne right now, but I use it anyway because it evens out my skin tone. I also like to think that the tinted moisturizer is better and healthier for my acne prone skin right now as opposed to regular foundation. It also gives off a nice glowy finish. I really like the consistancy too. I can tell that the staying power is good because it doesn't drip down my hand/finger. Anyway, this is about to be repurchased as well.

Well, thats it for now. Those are my most reliable products. I am still on the ongoing and tedious hunt for my most reliable foundation, pressed powder, and body lotion. SIGH. kbye.


Hello Kitty and MAC collab! FEB 10 2009!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

woe is me.

It is around 3:40 in the morning and although I am tired, I cannot fall asleep because the boy ripped a few big ones in our room while I was brushing my teeth. -___- Thanks.

I decided to kill time by blogging while I let ventilation take its course.

Since Tambooty made a fabulous list of all the recent purchases she made, I decided to share a few of mine.

I had some free time before grabbing lunch today, so I decided to wander the aisles of Walgreens. I love Walgreens because no matter which Walgreens you walk into, it always feels like home because they all are exactly the same. Wherever you are.

I am almost out of my daily facial scrub. The Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub. I love this stuff. But I decided to venture out to a different brand.

This usually runs for about 6-7 dollars, depending on where you buy. Walgreens will get you at 7-8. Target will get you at arouned 5-6 dollars. Money has been pretty much non existent so I decided to look for something cheap, yet effective. (Money is so non existent that 8 bucks is too much for a scrub. -__-)

This stuff was 3 bucks and it had that nice Allure Magazine "stamp" of approval... I was sold. I decided to give this a try. I'll let you know how it works out.


I bought this for the boy because he was complaining of a burning itchy scalp. :/ Hopefully this will help. It has coal tar in it. Cool huh?
I bought some snap on hair rollers from I haven't received them in the mail yet so I have yet to try them. I've seen ricebunny or pursebuzz use these to help set their curls. It seemed effective and a good way to section out your curls. They were really cheap at 2 something a package.

After searching for tea tree oil products (after amy reccommended using it for cystic acne), I stumbled acrossed a benzoyl peroxide gel containing tea tree oil from DDF (a brand I had never heard of until this discovery). I went on make up alley to research and I found that they had pretty good reviews on their products. I was tempted to just purchase their scrub and b.p./tea tree oil scrub but I didn't want to spend money on a full tube. So I found that sephora carried this sampler kit. Perfect. I got this for 35 dollars. (I know, I know... I bought 3 dollar face wash because I am broke, yet I spend 35 for this "tackle box". Its because I bought this tackle box that I had to skimp out on face wash. Blahblah ok bye) I guess its a fair deal to really try out their products before shelling out 30 dollars for a full sized tube or something you dont' know will work for you skin. Anyway, I've been using this for about 3 days and it doesn't seem to be effective at all. My skin is actually worse everyday, but I don't think it is because of these products. My body has been adjusting to all these new hormones (birth control pill) I am taking. Sucks ass. I feel like this has been an ongoing problem for about 4 months now and its so ridiculous. But I am going to tough this out.

My thoughts are not fluid and as articulate as I want them to be. I really am just rambling for the sake of blogging. I am exhausted. Maybe I will edit this tomorrow. I have a lot more bitching to do about my skin.

That's it for now.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I'm not greedy, I just don't have anything else to blog about.

A gift for me AND my fellow DS friends. This is a good hour of entertainment and of course friendly competition.

Nikon D80...

A girl can dream... And I really need a hobby.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700
Something a little more realistic. But I have been in dire need of a new camera for the last 2 years.

I would prefer Black. :)

That is it for now. But I will continue this later. I drank too much coffee and I think I need to poop. Perhaps I will think of more things to add to this list while I am on the can...



American Apparel Shiny Pack Cloth School Bag in Smoke/Black.
The shiny pink is amazing, but I don't like to draw too much attention to myself.

I can't post a picture of this so here is a link to an apron that I must have.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes- No. 106