Thursday, December 30, 2010

holiday nails

Here is how I painted my nails last week to get a little more into the holiday spirit, and to make myself feel better despite all that's been going on lately. I don't really celebrate Christmas. Not because of any religious belief but because I feel its a huge contradiction. Everyone says Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ , yet the main focus is giving gift and making sure you give the best one to people. Now don't get me wrong, I have participated in work and sorority gift exchanges in the past. And my family did go all out up until I was 14. But after that I lost interest in the whole thing. I did get some things for my 2year-old niece because her parents choose  to celebrate for her and since I was not able to get her much for he b-day this was a substitute. So yea, my holiday basically consisted of me going to work [yes my job was open Dec 25th] and its was CRAZY busy =(  So enough of my babbling... here are my nails

polish used:
Sally Hansen - Cherry Red
Sally Hansen - Emerald City

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Nails of the Week

A few weeks back I bought this polish from work. Its more of a bright, summer color BUT I'm not a big of all dark polish colors; even though dark polish is in style this season.

Sally Henson -- Nailgrowth Miracle -- Gentle Blossom

William Rast is now at Target

It's no surprise to anyone that I LOVE Justin Timberlake. So as a fan I support all he does: acting, singing and of course his clothing line! When this line first came out a few years back I could not afford any of it and refused to fork up $300+ for one article of clothing!! Thank God he put a line at target! I can afford target AND I have a target needless to say I now own some William Rast clothes... just waiting for them to come in the mail!! =) Here is a sample of the line.

I ordered the women's plaid shirt and the grey tank [you can kinda see it on the model]

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Quote i now LOVE

"happiness is a mood not a destination"- Brooke Davis, one tree hill

I heard this on an episode of One Tree Hill a few weeks back and really started to think about it. Its completely true! I think a lot of the time people [myself included] think/feel that "happiness" comes when we get things we want or go places we want to go. But true happiness should be when we're content with out current situation. We all go through hard times, some more than others, but there is always someone worse off then ourselves then probably would love to switch positions. I know i complain alot when things dont go right, or my way.. but its not until i start talking to others that i relalize that my life aint too bad.... not perfect but it could deff be worse! Like recently I  had issues with my school and i had/have to pay close to $2600 for 2 classes/semesters before i get my diploma. For the lonnnggest time i griped, complained and moaned about how unfair it was for them to mislead me or to make me pay so much. But then one of my former co-workers told me how he was to pay full tuition at the school he goes to. I know people who have had to take out tens of thousands of dollars just to get through school because they didn't qualify for financial aid. Sooo long story short, my plan for the rest of this year, 2011, 2012 and so on is to not complain as much because others in this crazy world have a harder time than me. So that just my lil random thoughts on that... =) I truly hope that all of you reading this have a fun and safe week/Christmas/Kwanzaa/ whatever you choose to celebrate [or not celebrate]. xoxo.

new music that i NEED

The last album I got was Trey Songz latest mixtape... but the last album I purchased [cause the mixtape was FREE] was Taylor Swift... back in October.. now we're less than 2 weeks from a brand new year and its time I get some new music!

Ne-Yo -- Libra Scale
Jazmine Sullivan -- Love me Back
Rihanna -- Loud
Mariah Carey xmas2 -- Merry Christmas 2 You [yes i know christmas is almost here and it'll be long gone by the time i get this album, BUT i love MC!]
Eminem -- Recovery
T.I. -- No Mercy

Any other good music I should listen to? I usually listen to just about anything! =)

*image is from google search

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stress =(

Hi girls! Just a quick update... I know I haven't actually blogged in FOREVER! sorry. I have my last final [ever] this Friday so I'm studying all week, and my mom is back in the hospital due to a negative reaction to some medicine one of her [stupid] doctors gave her. I'll try to start posting again next week, but I wont make that a promise just yet! Hope you all enjoy your winter break; good luck with finals!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Queenie Keisha's Giveaway

Keisha at QueenieKeisha is having a giveaway for reaching 20+ followers! She's giving away a lot of cool items [picture below...] Her rules are fairly simple... you must be a follower, must be 18 or older, must live in the USA, etc. Check out her blog for all the details. I just recently discovered her blog, but I like the tips and reviews she gives! Also, her giveaway ends DEC 15th  at 12midnight EST [east coast time...]

Glam Morena's Giveaway

Rai over at Glam Morena is having a giveaway for her 2nd year blogging anniversary! The prizes she is giving away includes: a Too Faced Walk of Shame kit; Napoleon 15th anniversary lip palette; NARS mini lip gloss; Too Faced mini mascara; Smashbox Heartbreaker eyeshadow palette. Her contest is open internationally AND you must follow her blog! There are a few other specific rules you have to follow to successfully enter, so go check out her blog; it ends DEC 23rd at 11:59pm CST [that's central time zone... 2hours ahead of west coast & 1 hour behind east coast!] Good luck ladies!!

"So Many Words, So Little Time" giveaway =)

So Danielle at So Many Words, So Little Time is hosting her own giveaway. Check out her blog for all the full details [and because her blog is really cool] , but she is giving away a giftcard worth $35!! Good luck!! Also her contest ends DEC. 14th!!

[this is NOT the item Danielle is giving away... just an items from! ]

Friday, December 3, 2010

Vivacious Ro's Giveaway

Ronesha over is having a giveaway. If you ladies are unfamiliar with her site... go check it out NOW! I love her blog, always filled with good posts! Below is a photo of some of the items she will be giving away! Her contest ends DEC. 19th!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beauty Questions Tag

Ronesha at VivaciousRo recently all of her readers for a Beauty Questions tag. Soooo I decided to participate and pass this along for other to participate in =)


How many times do you wash your face daily
usually just once.... i need to get in the habit of washing it after work/at night

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
its for sure oily, but i think combo at times.....

What is your current facial wash?
Mary Kay Deep Cleanser followed by Mary Kay Blemish Control Toner [gets all the excess dirt i live by this stuff!!!]

Do you exfoliate?

What brand do you use?

Do you have freckles?

Do you use eye cream?

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
no; just during "that time of the month" =/ 

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

What foundation do you use?
none, i have 1 Covergirl foundation... use it maybe once every 3 weeks 

How about concealer?

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
i used to hate them... but i'm contimplating trying them out.. but not the bulky ones... something more subtle and natural looking....

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
no, but i know now, thanks! =)

What brand of mascara do you use?
I've tried Rimmel London, Revlon [#epicfail], Mary Kay & Mabelline.. but i LOVE Maybelline's Falsies mascara!!! <3

Sephora or MAC?

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Essence of Beauty brushes, and a eye brush i got from F21
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
yes, Mary Kay eye primer
For the face?
no... just a moisterizer....
What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Maybelline Eye Studio- Carbon Frosty & Sinful Sinnamon

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
both, usually pencil

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
never.... poked it with the mascara wand once.... =(

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
havent used any

Do you use mineral makeup?
i dont think so..... no

What is your favorite lipstick?
N/a I have maybe 3 or 4 diff lipsticks but i hardly ever use  them... so no fave

How about lipgloss?
Revlon color stay- Continuous Coral

What is your favorite blush to use?
i dont use blush

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Do you like drugstore makeup?
sure do

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
no, this is my first time hearing about out... but i'll try to look into it now

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
permanent eye brows ::cringes:: i want to scream at the women "WHYYYYYY????"

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
both- i usually wear neutral colors for work since we have a uniform... but when not at work i like my eyes to be bright/colorful. etc =)

Which celebrity always has great make up?
idk... never paid attention to celebs makeup, i usually pay more attention to what their wearing 

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
just 1? =( ummmm lipgloss perferably a color gloss

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I've done it before... although i perfer to have on a *little* makeup

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
:-/ yea... but a little eye liner doesnt hurt- LOL

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
i dont think there is a best one. many of the lines i use have certain items i love more than from other lines.

What do you think of Makeup??
love it dearly 

I want to tag... EVERYONE =)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What Im Thankful for!

Although Thanksgiving was 2 days ago, I have not forgotten the need for me to post what I'm thankful for this year! Here is my list of things that are near and dear to my heart!

I'm thankful for:
  1. Life
  2. My family
  3. My health
  4. My friends
  5. My job, i may not like it at times, but Lord knows I am thankful to be employed!!
  6. sorority sisters/chapter/ the org as a whole! I've learned a lot from those ladies, being MIA for a semester taught me how much I love spending time with them
  7. all the life lessons my mom has taught me!
  8. my blog followers/readers ... those comments I truly enjoy reading
  9. God- I'm thankful for all the blessings he has given me... I've learned this year more than ever before that the things we WANT TO HAPPEN, never happen exactly when we want them to, but when we NEED them to!!
  10. all the "things" I have... I don't NEED them, but its nice to know that I don't have "nothing" [this is not meant to sound materialistic...]

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

101 in 1001 days... months 14 & 15

I accomplished a few new things over the last 2 months!! =) Yay me! I hope in 2011 i can accomplish more because I'm realizing more and more that there is no time like the present!

Completed: 38, 56, 64, 94
in progress: # 95

[red writing = in progress]
[ strike through = completed]
[green writing  = these are items I've decided NOT to complete]]

Start Date: August 17, 2009
End Date: May 14, 2012

1. Visit NYC [crossing my fingers that this happens like my friend planned]
2. Visit Miami
3. Get a 3.0 or higher GPA during a semester of undergrad [Fall '09 got a 3.019.. shooting for a 4.0 in spring]
4. Get drivers license
5. Get a VW bug [red.. or pink. i recently saw a pink one and fell in love]
6. Lose 30 pounds [10/30]
7. Learn sign language
8. Learn to play a guitar [ bought a Fender for my b-day]
9. Get Bachelor’s degree in CDFS & FLE 
10. Take the GRE exam
11. Enter graduate school
12. Visit Hawaii
13. Get Child Development Permit
14. Get FLE certificate
5. Go skiing/ snowboarding
16. Take hip-hop dance class
17. Take ballet dance class
18. Take jazz dance class
19. Take Pilates/yoga class
20. Be able to do the splits after all these dance classes
21. Go back to school and get certificate in dance from a Community college
22. Get angel wings tattoo .... *and a chinese lilly.. and a quote tat =)
23. Get braces
24. Attend a Hollywood red carpet movie premiere
25. Pay off my credit cards [2/6]
26. Go to a taping of The Price Is Right
27. Read the bible, beginning to end
28. Read 15 (non-school related) books I haven’t read before [4/15] (1) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, (2) If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (3) Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella (4) Act like a lady, Think like a man by Steve Harvey
29. Get a passport
30. Travel to Canada
31. Travel to a different continent
32. Go camping [trees, tent, wood fire and all]
33. Learn to play the keyboard/piano
34. Learn to play a popular song [new or old] on the keyboard/piano
35. Dye (burgundy highlights in) my hair
36. Go two weeks without drinking soda [25/14] 
37. Go one week without eating candy/sugary snacks
38. Attend 5 different concerts/tours [6/5 -9.3.09 100Monkeys @ The Joint/ 9.23.09 Britney Spears!! / 10.17.09 Justin Timberlake Benefit concert in VEGAS! 09.11.10- Trey Songz ♥ 11.18.10- Usher's OMG tour 7.1.10- BSB & NKOTB]
39. Take a self-defense/ kick boxing class
40. Buy seasons 2, 3, & 4 of Prison Break ... no longer want to even search for these DVDs.... I bought the alternate series finale and that was good enough!
41. Have a One Tree Hill or The OC DVD watching marathon
42. Re-read the Twilight series [0/4] I no longer feel like a Twilight Junkie.... attempted to re-read Twilight- FAIL,, then tried New Moon before the movie came out... FAIL ...
43. Buy a Coach purse
44. Go to Las Vegas [10.17.09 it was fun!!]
45. Get my own apartment
46. Attend an Award show
47. Make a home cooked meal
48. Attend a TV sitcom or game show taping
49. Attend another Talk show taping [already went to a Tyra Banks Show taping]
50. Wear a celeb-inspired outfit
51. Go one week without Facebook/MySpace/twitter... i have deleted my twitter and myspace pages!!! but i cant stay off FB to save my damn life
52. Host a ‘themed’ party
53. Buy a pair of William-Rast jeans - this line will be at Target in December!!!! Merry Christmas to me! =)
54. Take Spanish level 2 class
55. Visit Cancun
56. Attend a live comedy show
57. Buy a FLiP Video and put it to good use!
58. Post a video blog on YouTube about one of my goals on this list []
59. Don’t go clothes/shoes/accessories shopping for a month
60. Get a dog
61. Bake a dessert from a cookbook
62. Become involved in a committed relationship
63. Sort through old clothes/shoes- donate what I no longer wear
64. Buy a pair of black heels and wear them!
65. Attend a wedding 
66. Delete my MySpace profile.
67. Go one week eating NO MEAT
68. Go to the gym 3 times a week for one month [0/12days]
69. Go jet-skiing/water-skiing [learn how]
70. See a new movie every weekend in one month [4/4 weekends] by 'new' i didnt necessarily mean brand new to theaters... hehe but i've been able to see a LOT of new [to me] movies in the last month. read my reviews 
71. Completely clean my room; throw away anything I don’t need! [this will be on going]
72. Throw someone a surprise party [it wasnt a HUGE party... but it was BFF kim's B-day && she was surprised!]
73. Read 5 books that have been turned into movies; either before or after movies has been released—not including Twilight Series [1/5] - (1)Dear John, (2)
74. Send a postcard to someone from a place I am visiting/have traveled to
75. Go to Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in New Jersey[from the show Cake Boss]
76. Go to Orlando, Fl/ go to Disney World
77. Get a massage at a spa
78. Read a Shakespeare novel ...
79. Visit 5 different cities in California [not within LA County area [1/5- Stanislaus(11.7.09)-]
80. Go to Atlanta
81. Buy myself a jewelry item with (a) diamond(s) on it. so i bought a graduation ring, it doesnt have a diamond but the damn thing was pricey enough! lol
82. Get hair cut into a stylish short ‘do
83. Move out of ‘south’ Los Angeles [whoop whoop... as of 11.28.09 i now reside in... uh "Culver City". apparently this part of LA has like 3 diff names]
84. Re-new gym membership [in 2010] after a 3 year membership that i barely used, i dont want another one
85. No watching TV for one week 
86. Go to 5 restaurants I’ve never been to before [5/5-- Benihana's 8.29.09/ Yard House 9.1.09/ 9.13.09 Pastagina in Irvine. yummy pasta!! / 10.3.09 Frisco's / 1.4.10 Togo's ]
87. Try a new make-up style/technique [eye shadow color/ specific ‘look’]
88. Get 8 hours of sleep each night for one week
89. Finish 2 term papers at least one week *before* their due! [0/2]
90. Go to Forks, WA
91. Take belly dancing class
92. Go on a boat ride
93. Buy a “little black dress” and rock it! =)
94. Stick with one phone for entire 2 year contact! [current phone ‘expires’ Oct. 2010]
95. Get a physical every 6 months [1/5]
96. Walk in the Avon Breast Cancer walk/run
97. Learn to swim
98. Help my sorority chapter receive the highest honor/award in the organization
99. Take a pottery/clay molding class
100. Get a full time (or part time) job at a child-care center.. or in the Fam. Life Educator field
101. Visit Washington, DC/ Walk pass the White house!
102. Take photos and keep journal/ scrapbook of the completed things on this list
103. Make a new list of 101 things to do!

My inner teen ♥ NKOTBSB

Yes, that's right..... I loved The Backstreet Boys as a teenager, and I still love them now. I may or may not have loved *Nsync more BUT that's not the point.... the point of this post is... The Backstreet Boys are clearly not going anywhere anytime soon. This time around their  teaming with with the hottest [.. and probably only] boyband from the 80s.. LOL. Looonnnggg story short; these 2 groups are touring together next summer and I'M GOING! Yep, even before the AMAs aired, I grabbed up my ticket to the NKOTBSB show that hits Los Angeles. Since none of my friends are fans of BSB I'm going to the show alone, BUT I'm sure I'll make friends with other fans by then! For the most part the AMAs were BLAH. Most of the performances were boring as well. Usher, Pink and NOTBSB were the best, in my opinion.

For those few who may have missed the NKOTB & BSB mega performance, I found a clip on YouTube. Enjoy =)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Brrr.. It's Cold in Here

Yes I pulled that straight from Bring It On! It's finally getting cold here in California so winter attire is needed!! Recently I went to Target [and almost bought up the whole store...] and bought a few things. A few days later I ordered some things from Forever 21 for me & my mom [her gifts are a surprise..]. Then yesterday my mom & I went looking for a cute jacket for my niece..and left with like 2 extra bags.... oops [after reading this sounds like we went on a pre-Black Friday Shopping spree, lol]

cute plaid scarf I got at Target

gold scarf; also from Target

teal colored long sleeve; Forever21

cream colored faux leather jacket; F21


teal/tan/white stripped sweater. I talked my mom into buying this
.I may borrow it one day ;-)

Saw these beauties and HAD to buy them-- they were only $20!!!!
[bought them at Ross]

another shot of the shoes. yea I too a pic of the shoes on the kitchen table...

10 shades of polish set- $3.99!!!
I'm wearing the Romance color now [6th bottle from the left]
needed about 2 to 3 coats for the color to really show
but I'm still liking it!!

** I also bought Lauren Conrad's new book Style. Haven't had time to sit down and read it yet but when I do I will discuss it in a blog post **

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Healthy Living

Right now, I should be sleep considering I have a headache and it has taken those 2 little Advil's a little too long to kick in... But I'm not sleep. As I was watching a CSI: NY re-run I started to think: I way wayyy unhealthy. I don't know if this is from years of busy college life; "eating on the go" mentality.. but that is exactly how I eat. Since I typically work at night I have time to make breakfast but never do much for lunch, so when my meal break comes at work and I go home to eat its something quick and usually high in sodium. I also realized [I've always known this but have been in DENIAL] I eat entirely wayyyyy toooo much CHOCOLATE ::cringes:: ahhhhh there I said it. I eat some form of chocolate almost everyday. And I don't mean just one small Hershey kiss, i mean like a regular size kit-kat or a bag of almond M&Ms ... which is all very unhealthy after a few days.. UGH. I'm kinda mad at myself for being in such denial about it for so long....I needed a intervention YEARS ago- seriously!!

I've seen other blogger posting healthy food choices/meals/recipes on their blogs. I may do something like that, or look for some good cookbooks for beginners, cause the Lord knows I'm no Martha Stewart! As I come across good healthy food tips I will try to post them. I'm 5 months and 15 days shy of my 25th birthday and I want to be a lot more healthy than I have been in the past... too many health issues effect both of my parents sides of the family for me to not get my act together! What are some food choices you ladies have made to live healthier?

A few health changes I have made are:
  1. Instead of SODA, I drink flavor water [Sobe Life water, Vitamin water, Propel, etc]
  2. Instead of regular juice [Ocean Spray Cran-Apple that's only 27% juice], I get the Ocean Spray 100% mixes.. its all real juice so there is NO added sugar!]
  3. I have been eating more bananas which is VERY unlike me, or at least the old me!
  4. Lately I've been eating baby carrots... I use Jalapeno-Ranch dip ti give it flavor cause I don't like regular Ranch... [yea, I'm weird]
  5. I've been eating a lot less fried chicken! Maybe once every few months, as opposed to every other week!!!! Baked chicken is much better!!
Hope my small beginners list helps... let me know what you girls are doing!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Busy, busy busy + new hair do

I've wanted to post so badly the last week or 2, but had NOTHING to blog about, with the exception of the 2 things I actually blogged about =/ Hope everyone enjoyed their October; can't believe its already over. I've been crazy busy w/ work lately... working 30+ hours is VERY time consuming, never understood that until now. I did nothing for Halloween because I worked all weekend, then one of my dear friends moved clear across the country! School is.. okay. I had a test last Friday and I think I did okay.. All-in-all life is okay. Mom is getting better which is always good.

Remember how I posted before about getting a half wig to wear as a protective style? Well this past weekend I got my first weave [sew-in]!!! My cousin did it and people have said they can't even tell its a weave! Posted a pic on Facebook and one of my sisters thought it was my real hair. Surprisingly the color matched perfectly =) I'll post a few pics below, what do you girls think?

the bottom portion is a darker color

it's not too long, so it looks realistic. I love it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Glamourlicious Giveaway Prizes =)

Last Thursday I got my lovely gifts from Tara's [at Galmourlicious] Giveaway! My mom say the package and immediately asked "what have your ordered now" LOL... I loved all of the items in my package. Thanks Tara for writing the personalized note... My mom is getting a lot better. From time to time things get stressful, but nothing like it was for me us in the summer months. But back to the giveaway prizes; I loved everything!!! Here's some pics of all the items =)

a cute pink clutch; I chose this from Tara's blog sale page

2 bangles; one is silver the other is gold
[the flash makes it hard to see them]

3 pairs of earrings... all 3 are super cute and fit my style! =)

a leopard print painted cup.. not sure what i will put in here yet

on the inside at the bottom it said "Be you"

here are all the items [and the letter in front] that Tara sent me.

Hip-hop Dating

I saw this vid on a friend's Facebook page... HILARIOUS!! Some people took it kinda serious, I thought the whole thing was funny. At the same time it has some truths to it... some women and men chase after the things they see in TV/videos.

*also, i will be doing a post tonight about my lovely prizes I won from Tara at Glamourlicious =)

♥ Wish List for Fall

In the last few months I haven't really been shopping as much for various reasons. I used to go shopping because I was "bored" and ended up with crap I don't wear/want/need! Shame, I know. So I've decided, after looking through different magazine, I'd come up with a "shopping list" of the items I most want.

Military Jacket

this one is from Target... its super cute so I might have to make a small trip to Target soon =)

Faux Leather Jacket
I love this grey one! Works like black; will go with anything

Vintage Shirts

something about vintage tees make me feel young again! =)


Over-the-knee boots & regular Boots

[this one is over the knee]


I love boots in this color blue!

I want this book!
heard about it... checked out a few pages on amazon.
Seems interesting!

*photos used from various store websites.. click the pic to go to respective site

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mid October Haul

I worked extra hours the past few weeks and I swear I got "spending happy" Haven't been shopping in the longest time so I went to Ross which is by my house. I gave myself a budget of $40, and over spent.. BUT I got nice things. I noticed this day that my shopping habits have changed, and my style has changed as well. I looked around in various departments; shoes, women's, juniors, etc... I actually tried clothes one BEFORE buying.. which I wouldn't do 2 yrs ago! Anything that just did not work, didn't get bought! If I truly didn't need it of felt like I would wear it multiple times it was put back on the rack. So here's my lil haul of what I purchased.


Got these from Ross for $23!

This is the dress above... it fits nice. I love it!!

Okay, I've realized that I'm getting a little crazy with my make-up purchases... at work some brands are buy 1, get 1 50% and then I had a coupon for $3 off 2 Maybelline products... needless to say, I stocked up! oops... I only spend less than $30 total from my 2 purchases.. but still.. LOL I need to stop being careless with my make-up buying.... so I'm going to slow it down a little, and use the eye shadows I have [which is now quite a few compared to 6 months ago!] Here is what i got!

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Gleam-  (Limited Edition) Purple RadianceThis was my first time getting one of these palettes. Their creamy/smooth
but get clumpy in the crease kinda fast.. had to re-apply later in the day

Maybelline Eye Studio [ Bronze Blowout // Lawless Lavender]

Maybelline [l-r] Emerald Smokes // Designer Chocolates // Impeccable Greys

kabuki brush- Essence of Beauty brand
love the pink handle/bottom

Britney Spears In Control Curious perfume/lotion/lip gloss set

Have any of you tried any other Britney Spears perfume? Know of any palettes or perfumes I should try?! I love all suggestions!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Finally Growing Up??

I'm not sure what exactly has happened to me over the last few months... but I have made many changes in the way I act/think and the things I do. I'm assuming thats all apart of growing up right? I've begun to try new clothing styles and make-up looks... buying AND wearing HEELS [I hope hell isn't freezing over...]. and now I've decided to try wearing... a wig! I used to always say i would NEVER wear a weave etc but I was reading over a blog  Healthy Kisses] and the blogger mentioned how occasionally wearing wigs is a great way to protect natural hair! My cousin usually does my hair every 3 or 4 weeks, so that means that roughly 2 weeks each month my hair is in my own hands!! [yikes!] I always try 'natural' styles like braid-outs, flat twists, etc and i would notice from time to time that this style would only last me 2 days and then my hair becomes a chea-pet, then I'm forced to comb it out and it looks frizzy!! :-/ So I went to YouTube to see what half wigs are, checked out a few website and thought "I could totally rock a half wig!!" So later on this week I will go to a local beauty supply store to price and try on a half wig and see how i like it. then if I truly like it I will but it [either in store or online, whichever is cheapest]

At one point I considered getting a sew-in weave but I've been told that the braids do damage to the hair. My main goal is to get my hair to a healthy state, and looong!! After my cousin cut my hair a few months back [here] my hair was at a much healthier state than it had ever been and it quickly began growing since she chopped off sooo much of my slit ends. So long story short, this is my current hair plan. I will of course post pics and a review once I get the whole half-wig thing figured out =)

I may try a half wig similar to the ones below:
Outre Quick Weave- Gladys

Outre Quick Weave- Polly

*both wigs found at

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fully Beatable Giveaway

Hi [again] ladies!

Like I started in the previous post, I've been doing some blog catch-up. I recently discovered Beverly's blog - Fully Beatable. Her blog is really cool, so check it out! She is currently doing a giveaway. Sooo check out her blog and enter!! Good luck!
here are the items apart of Beverly's giveaway- go enter!!

CaramelCutie's GIVEAWAY

Hello ladies,

I was reading through many of the blogs I follow, playing catch-up, and I was reading through CaramelCutie's blog. She is hosting her 1st giveaway- she's giving away a $35 gift certificate. Her giveaway ends October 22nd so go check it out!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Awards and Give-a-ways =)

Recently I entered Tara at Glamourlicious  Giveaway.. and I ended up being the 2nd place winner!!! I am beyond excited I will of course show you all the cool things I get when they are delivered! Go check out her blog, She blogs about various things including fashion & beauty!

ALSO, Kryssie [ Kisses From Kryssie ] gave me an award!

Here are the rules
1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award:
Thank you Kryssie =)
2, Sum up your blogging Philosophy, motivation & experience using 5 words:
life, random, passionate, learning experience,
3.Pass this on to other bloggers that you feel have substance in their blogs

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Make-Up Reviews

 Lately I've been laying low on buying a lot of makeup for various reasons. But i had a coupon for close to 50% off Revlon and this purchase caused me to get another coupon =) But I only got a few things so I figured I would do a review on the items I purchased.

Revlon Double Twist Mascara- black
I bought this particular mascara because it was on sale and I had coupons. With that said; this was the worst thing I could have bought!!! The brush was cute, but once the brush hit the little tube of mascara it was cute no more! The brush looks all gloppy when I pulled it out... I'm assuming because the mascara is too thick?! I've only used 2 other mascaras before; one (Maybelline Falsies) that I LOVE and one (Rimmel London) that is decent enough for me to continue to use, I think I will stick to the brand that works well for me! **Don't buy this mascara unless you like the "cake frosting mascara" look...

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow- Wild Orchids
I have another set of Revlon Creme Shadows... don't use it often since the colors are bold. The Wild Orchids set it more of a neutral tone. The colors are soft and seem like any one of the colors can go with just about anything you wear-- which I like! I wore two of the colors today [the ones on each end...]

Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze- Eternal Blossom
I originally wanted to Coral Color Lipglaze but it looked tampered with.... didn't want to risk using it if [God forbid] someone else used it as a tester.... This gloss is a little thick so I didn't need to apply much. the color doesn't stand out too much, which is okay. It blends in well with my complexion


Maybelline Eye Studio Color Pearls- Ivy Icon

This may seem a little bias, but I LOVE Maybelline Color Pearls. The colors are just basic with the bit of glam/glimmer added... if that makes sense. This color showed up well on my complexion. Haven't tried it on my eyes yet... soon I will.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Pearls- Tantalizing Teal
Same as the previous description-- this color is kinda light, but still shows up well on my complexion. I have not tried this color on my eyes yet.. in the coming days i will =)

** Also, yesterday after work I bought a pack of 60 eye shadow brushes for $5 (from CVS) !! I figured this would be cheaper than trying to buy bigger brushes every other month.