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Dec 26, 2009

Happy Hauliday!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely holiday!  There was some talk on Twitter this morning about how a few people don't like to see hauls of what they got for Christmas but I thought I'd share since I got a few beauty related items.  
My mother in law got me two gift boxes from LUSH!  She must have talked to my husband about what she should get me because you all know how much I love LUSH.
She gave me the Best Wishes Holiday Gift box and the Happy Christmas Holiday Gift box.

Contents of Best Wishes Holiday Gift:
Li'l Lush Pud Bath Bomb
Mr. Butterball Bath Bomb
Satsumo Santa Bath Bomb
So White Bath Bomb

Contents of Happy Christmas Holiday Gift:
Jingle Spells Bath Bomb
Snowcake Soap
Satsumo Santa Bath Bomb
Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
Cinders Bath Bomb
Karma Soap

Everything in both of these boxes smell amazing!  I love it!!

My sister in law gave me a bunch of goodies too!  She gave me Bare Minerals Lustworthy Lips & Lashes (mini mascara & gloss duo).  The lip gloss is super cute and smells like strawberries!  Yum!
She also gave me: 
ULTA Shower Smoothie in Berrylicious
ULTA Smoothies Body Swirl in Berrylicious
Stila Divine Shine: Kitten Lip Glaze & all over shimmer liquid luminizer
Viva la Juicy rollerball (my fav perfume!)

She also got me this super cute jewelry holder mannequin type thing.  Isn't that cute?!  Love it!

The in laws know me so well.  :)  They're the best.
Has anyone tried the Stila all over shimmer liquid luminizer?  Do you put it on your cheeks as a highlight?  The brush applicator is pretty big so I assume it's to cover a large area of your body like maybe your arms & décolletage.  Please let me know if anyone has tried this.  Thanks!

So I'm saving the best for last.  Are you ready??

Huz got me a new camera!!  I'm so freaking excited.  It has a dual LCD screen so I can take better FOTD's for you guys!  It's the Samsung TL220 that has 12.2 mega pixels and I can record videos in HD now.  I've been playing with it non stop.  

I decided to play around with my Make Up For Ever shadows and I came up with a bright magenta pink/purple smokey eye.  This could be a New Years look maybe?  I took a few pics of the look with just the matte shadows by itself then I added MAC's bright pink glitter to the outer corner.  You can't really tell from the pictures but it was super glittery IRL.

Finally, I was playing around with a few settings with the new cam.  Here are a few pics of me with Mochi & Chache.  I'm not wearing any makeup dun dun dun!

How about you?  Did you receive any beauty related products for Christmas?  If you hauled anything I'd love to check it out!  

Dec 23, 2009

What's new in my closet?

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I hope you lovelies have a safe & happy holiday with your family!  xoxo

Dec 13, 2009

Weekend EOTD's

Hello my lovelies!  Here are a few EOTD pics I took from this weekend.
I did a pink/purple look on Saturday.  Purples are great for us brown eyed girls.  They really bring out the browns in your peepers.

For this look I used: (all MAC unless otherwise noted)
Fresco Rose Paint Pot
Pink Venus - lid
Sushi Flower - crease
Shadowy Lady - outer V
Yogurt - browbone highlight
Loreal HIP cream eyeliner in black
Covergirl Lash Blast
Benefit Thrrrob - cheeks
Porcelain Pink - highlight
Urban Decay Lovechild - lips

Then I did a neutral look on Sunday.

I used the following: 
Christian Siriano Sahara - lid
Victoria's Secret Pose - crease
NARS Mekong - outer V
MAC Woodwinked - lower lashline
MAC Vanilla - browbone highlight
Loreal HIP Cream Eyeliner in black
Cover Girl Lash Blast
NYX Peach blush - cheeks
MAC Perfect Topping - highlight cheeks
MAC Pleasureseeker (Neo Sci Fi collection) - lips
Victoria's Secret Pout ligloss in Peaches

Dec 5, 2009

Victoria's Secret makeup haul & EOTD

I received an email promotion from Victoria’s Secret about a 20% discount on your entire online order so I took this opportunity to experiment with their makeup line.  Yay for promo's right?!  I’ve only tried their lipglosses before but I was particularly interested in trying products from the Christian Siriano & Heidi Klum lines.  I’ve also had the VS Lipstick in Satin Sheets on my to buy list for months now so I also picked that up.
I bought the Heidi Klum eye shadow palette in Hidden Palace, a VS eye shadow in Pose, Christian Siriano eye shadow in Sahara & Perfect Lipstick in Satin Sheets.
I haven’t had a chance to try any of the products yet (except for the lipstick - which is really sheer btw) so I couldn’t tell you how well they blend but I was able to swatch them and that’s what I wanted to share with you.  I haven’t seen any blog posts or videos about the Heidi Klum line so I wanted to put the swatches out there in case anyone was interested in seeing them.  The packaging is gorgeous btw!

Off the bat I can tell you all of the shadows are pigmented and silky.  I particularly love the Christian Siriano color Sahara.  In the Hidden Palace palette I really like the gold/champagne & the plum/wine color.  I don’t have anything like it. 
Satin Sheets is a pretty pink nude but it's extremely sheer & lacks that creamy pigmentation I always look for.  It's nice for a subtle hint of pink for the office and it has a little bit of frostiness to it.  It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be so I don't think I'd buy this again.  I might try other colors but I'd have to go to the store to swatch it first.

Pose, Sahara, Satin Sheets

I also had a chance to snap a few photos of my EOTD from yesterday.  I used Maybelline’s trio in Positively Purple.

I like this palette.  Purples are great colors for brown eyes and this palette has a nice iridescence to it.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! It's been snowing all day here and tomorrow we're going to a Redskins game!  Woohoo!  Go Skins!

Dec 3, 2009

Tag: 8 Most Worn Things

I was tagged by the fabulous blogger Michelle of Mup North Blogging all the way from Norway!  Her blog is awesome and you should check it out!  Mup North Blogging   ß click it!

 1. Most worn lipstick/lipgloss:

Maybelline Color Sensational Pink Please, MAC Utter Pervette (LE), Urban Decay Naked, YSL Rouge Volupte #2 Sensual Silk, MAC Dazzleglass in Money, Honey.  All of these colors are a creamy pinkish beige color (my fav!).  This was the hardest category to pick products.  I couldn't pick just one!

Here are closeups of Urban Decay's Naked

2.       Most worn earrings: a pair of Swarovski crystal studs

3.       Most worn shirt/top: I love this shirt because my puppy’s name is Mochi.  Mochi is a traditional Japanese rice cake that is eaten as a snack or dessert.

4.       Most worn nail polish: OPI Mod About You, Sephora by OPI in Metro Chic

5.       Most worn shoes: BCBGeneration Tinas black platform pump & Ugg tall boots.

6.       Most worn hair products: Cibu Miso Knotty leave in conditioner.

7.       Most worn perfume: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy

8.       Most worn handbag/purse: Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Damier Azure: I got this bag for my 29th birthday and I lurrve it.

I love this photo!  My guy took this picture of me before I took Mochi to the groomers.  It makes me miss summer!!  I was so tan.  :'-(

I tag the following lovelies:
mzfili – Ashlee
LaBelleMEL - Mel
TheBeautyBrat – Nat
Bittenbefore – Yumeko

Nov 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Black Friday Haul

Every year my parents brave out the crowds on Black Friday for all the Thanksgiving sales.  I normally go with my guy later in the afternoon/early evening when the crowds have dissipated. 
The Gap had a really great deal of buy one sweater get a second sweater free so we took advantage of that. 
I popped into ULTA and they had buy 2 Essie nail polishes get 1 free.  I don’t think this was a special Black Friday promo as they always seem to have this deal whenever I’m at ULTA.  I bought Lovie Dovie, Mod Squad, & Lolipop.  I also picked up Essie’s Matte About You which is a top coat you can apply to any nail polish and it will give you a matte finish. 
Matte About You, Lovie Dovie, Mod Squad, Lolipop

I also picked up 2 Too Faced Girls Dig Pearls lip glosses.  I was telling bestie the other day that I will not buy any more lip glosses but I can’t seem to follow my own rules.  Smh
I picked up Shell and Pink Bling.  These are made using real crushed sea pearls.  It has vitamin E and peppermint extract for a slight minty taste.  It’s glossy & has a lot of shimmer but it’s not too tacky/sticky.
Shell and Pink Bling


Pink Bling

Then I ventured into MAC to check out the new Baroque Boudoir collection and to pick up Viva Glam V.  After reading Temptalia's posts on the collection I was convinced I wouldn’t haul anything but I swatched two of the lippies and I walked away with Prive.  The lipsticks in this collection are more expensive than normal MAC lipsticks but I’m happy I bought it.  I’m in love with the damask design on the tube!  :D

Viva Glam V

Swatches: Viva Glam V & Prive

For Thanksgiving I made mini pumpkin pie bites.  They were so delicious.  I was running late and had to jump into the shower so I had my guy pipe the chocolate drizzle.  It was supposed to look like this

But when I got out of the shower I went downstairs to the kitchen and found this lol!

I laughed so hard when I saw this.  I figured he must’ve gotten frustrated and impatient since the design had to be so small and intricate.  These bites wouldn’t be complete without the chocolate so I’m very proud of the huz for steppin up to the task.  :D  Doesn’t it look like plaid?  Hahaha.

Hope you lovelies had a great Thanksgiving!  Did you brave the Black Friday frenzy?