Thursday, April 28, 2011

Awesome Giveaway

Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you guys know about an awesome contest going on for an Ipad2!

Here's the link:

Anyways, apologies for not updating this blog in awhile, I'll try to get it going again over the summer =).

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Urban Decay Show Pony Palette and GIANT OYSTER!!!

Hey blog, haven't seen you in awhile! ~(*o*)~

Anyways, I had a great dinner tonight at Nara, a japanese restaurant near Diamond Bar. Highly recommend the place =), their longostino sushi, yellowtail sashimi and GIANT RAW OYSTER is to die for.

Giant Oyster of lore:

The plate it's resting on is larger than my head. So take a gander at the size of this thing:

Anyways, the waitress said it was a Barrons Point oyster? Not sure, either way it was the crispest, sweetest, and definitely biggest oyster I've ever eaten. Dayum.

Alright, onto the mini-review:

A week or so ago I received the Urban Decay Show Pony Palette in the mail from Sephora. It had been on sale (I think it was around 10 dollars off) so was definitely worth the haul:
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Here's swatches:

As usual, Urban Decay's eyeshadows are creamy, incredibly pigmented, and amazing. Totally worth it. Pretty good coordination of colors here as well. Got the 3 neutrals in the 2 browns and 1 peachy-champagne color Snatch for a gorgeous daytime look, but also some fun bright colors for a party/nightlife look as well.

Only issues I had were with Flash, the purple color, which was surprisingly the least pigmented of them all and a bit less creamy than the rest (I had to swatch it multiple times to get it to show up on my arm).

Snatch was my favorite color, I know it's hard to get from the picture but it's a beautiful peachy pink with gold glitter that also look s a bit champagne at certain angles. Some people complained that Snatch had a lot of fallout due to its glitzy nature (a common complaint of most glittery Urban Decay shadows... especially those darned Stardusts or whatever) , but it was tolerable for me. Either way, you can always get some not-too-sticky tape to catch all the fallout under your eye after you're done.

Oh and PS. the mini sample of UDPP (Urban Decay eyeshadow Primer Potion) was lovely of course as well. Kept shadows vibrant and stationary throughout my day. That bottle design still sucks though, it's cute but hard to get the last bits of product out as usual -_-

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Flowery Summer Nail Art

Hey all,

Summer is finally over for me =((((( school starts tomorrow.. I'm so sad! No more relaxed nights playing Guitar Hero/Rock Band for me =(((((. SO SAD.

Anyways, to cling to the last vestiges of summer, here's a pretty nail design I had a few weeks back:

I based it off a design I saw somewhere on Youtube =)

First I painted my nails with a sheer glittery color, then painted a diagonal black line across the nail. I filled in the bottom with black polish and then waited for it to dry. After a few moments, I laid down five dots of white on each fingger and used a toothpick to pull a line through each dot to form the petal shape. Then, add optional rhinestones and set with a top coat =).

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain

Ah, yet another reminder why unless absolutely necessary, to never EVER buy drugstore makeup >=(

A few weeks ago I was once again tempted by the drugstore sale fairy (damn her!) it was buy 2 for (insert slightly cheaper price here).

I did want a lip stain since I was tired of lipstick and lip gloss melting off my lips after a few hours or so, and I came across these Maybelline lip stains. Their description is "a sheer, water based lip stain." Which turned out to be a total lie. Heres me wearing the two colors I bought,

Wink of Pink:
Touch of Toffee:

As you can tell, the colors are completely, utterly off. They give me clown lips, especially the darker color. Also they leave my lips feeling strangely dessicated and covered in an unpleasant watery film. To top it off, it doesn't even stain at all. I wiped most of it off with a dry tissue after application -_-.

F- x infinity, Maybelline.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Body Shop: Matte and Shimmer Cheek Colour

Hey guys!

Finally I'll be reviewing the blush I received from that 3 for 10 bucks Body Shop sale! =D yaaay

As you can see, it's pretty cute =) and has 4 different parts, 2 shimmer (top right corner) and two matte (bottom left). At first I was like, "Oh cool this is like getting 4 shades of blush in one!" but it's not really practical since this pan is actually quite small - a little under 1.5 by 1.5 inches. My full sized blush brush basically covers the entire pan so I always end up using all the colors swirled together.
Also the colors by themselves are very unpigmented ( I had to swatch many many times to get it to show up on picture haha):

The left four swatches are each individual color and the one on the far right is a swatch of all colors swirled together.

Anyways, the verdict on this: It's a very cute blush and for the price (what, 3.3333 dollars?) it's pretty nice. However, it's very low in pigmentation and the staying power is pretty sad. It comes off within an hour or two. Basically due to these limitations, how I use it is just as a shimmery overlay over another blush that has better staying power for whenever I want a multi-hued glow. Basically, treat this as a cheek highlighter more than a solid blush.

Hope this was helpful =). Btw, if anyone knows what kinds of makeup The Body Shop excels at, I'd like to know.. so far what I've used hasn't been too amazing!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

More Nail Arts =)

Here's some nails I had awhile back:

It's pretty easy to do. I put down a layer of pearly silver, and then drew stripes with Nail Art polishes (they have thinner and more precise brushes). Then on top I put some small rhinestones and set it all with a top coat.

Hope you like it =D

Friday, August 13, 2010

Urban Decay Brow Box



Anyways, today's review is on Urban Decay's lovely Brow Box, with everything in it you need to keep your brows lovely and in tip-top shape!

Of course, comes with a beayootiful UD design on its top =) :

Inside is great too! Two brow powders , a tiny brow brush and tweezers for those stray weeds, and a giant drawer full of brow wax (YAY).

OKAYS so I've been using this product for a few weeks now and it's really great (especially since I got it off eBay at half price!) for it's price. It really does have pretty much everything you need to fix up your brows in the morning.

The tiny tiny brush and tweezers will be useful for if I go traveling and don't want to bring full-sizes along, but usually they're a little too small to easily use. Still, they're pretty cute XD. The wax does it's job, and sets my brows so they don't wave in the wind like wild tentacles ( cause yeah. brows do that).

Only real qualms I have is that the brow powder quality is not as good as I'd like... it tends to.. crumble a teensy bit in the pan? and is not as pigmented.. but since this whole shebang was less than half of what I paid for my HG (Holy Grail) Anastasia Brow Powder duo (which is like, half the size of this thing btw and comes with no wax or tools), I'd say this is a good investment =).

Anyways, how's everyone's summer? =)