Friday, February 26, 2010

LASplash Cosmetics

Hello! So the other day while I was at Ulta I picked up two LASplash cosmetics pigments. At my Ulta they now have their own section (like Revlon, or Rimmel), so that's probably why they caught my eye... I notice when pretty much anything is added seeing as I go browsing there all the time! (hehe)

These pigments were BOGO 50% off... so I picked up Matrix (deep black) and Dragon Dust (Black with gold reflects/shimmer). I must say they are very nice! I'm definitely not disappointed with this purchase. They have a nice texture, very good color payoff, they are easy to work with, and there aren't big glitter pieces in dragon dust(I don't notice them to the touch).

I would recommend trying out this brand if you haven't already. If you already have, what was your experience? I may try out a few more of these if I notice any other great colors.

Wearing LASplash Pigment Matrix, NYX Jumbo Stick Pots and Pans (silver)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Update & First * OFTD *

Hello beauties...
Firstly I want to thank all those who visit my page... and big thanks to those who follow me... or leave comments... it means a lot to me! <3

So here is my outfit for today... a pretty floral print skirt from F21, F21 Sweater, Charlotte Russe black tank top, random belt from Belks, shoes are old but they are from

Black stockings and a closed toe black pump would make it more ideal for cold weather...

Me and my sweeties...

I'm wearing a NYX lip gloss I got a couple of weeks ago called African Queen.... I love this color!

I got these Jessica Simpson aviators I thought were cute from TJ Maxx last night for 12 bucks...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

L'Oreal Lineur Intense Eyeliner

This is hands down the easiest eyeliner applicator I have used thus far, and I have tried many... including brushes and cream liners.

"The cleverly designed applicator of Lineur Intense™ Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner allows you to create delicately thin or dramatically bold lines with precision. Fragrance-free formula lasts all day up to eight hours."

It does last all day, and also it is supposed to be suitable for contact lens wearers, which is good, because I'm one. I have had a couple of eyeliners I tried in the past that have irritated my eyes for some reason... this one doesn't. It is sooo easy to apply, I'd recommend this to everyone. Especially if you have ever struggled with getting straight lines or points when applying yours. I'm still not a pro, but after practicing with this a little more, I'm sure I will be.. haha. Maybe.

So here I am with the liner on... and CG Lash Blast Mascara *No Falsies*

Today I picked up these cheapo shades from F21... only $5.50, I love the color.. and the gold accent.. my fiance was like why do you always get the really big shades...? ummmm..... they're cute! lol.

Monday, February 22, 2010

EOTD, China Glaze, Etc.

So I've still been busy with school... and life in general but I thought I'd do a quick post although it's not really what I originally planned to post about...

Today I made a quick trip to Ulta before work and picked up three China Glaze polishes, L'oreal Paris Sublime Bronze self-tanning lotion in deep natural tan, and two LASplash eye pigments. I'll post about most of that stuff later but I did quickly apply one of the polishes I bought... so I thought I'd share that...

Also I had tried the self tanning lotion before, but I think the first time I tried it I had the medium tan, and that was a couple of years ago; but I do remember that it works. I don't mind getting VERY tan, as long as it's not going to harm my skin. I would recommend this product if your looking to gradually gain naturally tan looking skin. If you don't want your face looking shimmery, dont apply it to your face. The scent of the lotion is also nice.

Arroz Con Pollo I made the other day... gotta love spanish food.
Below I'm wearing salon perfect lashes #301 (they are just the outer corner ones.. don't they wing out perfectly?)

CG Laced Up... a pretty hot pink color. I got this color on Clearance/$3.99

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Upcoming Post

I haven't been able to post to my own blog lately, but I've still been reading other ladies posts. It's amazing how much I have been inspired on what beauty products to try out and what I want to look for when I shop for clothes. Blogger and You tube really opened up a new world to me.

I have a lot to post about whenever I get some extra free time, I went to the MAC counter the other day and picked up a few things I want to share... among a few other things I recently purchased from F21 etc. I also FINALLY got in the NYX stuff I purchased online when they were having their $1 dollar sale, so I'll be posting on that too.

But in the meantime I MUST write a 10-15 page paper on the Canadian Health Care System... Although its an interesting topic, I find new lipsticks/foundations/booties/etc. even more interesting... but I have to stop procrastinating so I can pass this class... ugh.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend~ Stay tuned for new posts this week!

Who said kids don't like veggies? hehe; first time eating Sweet Peas

Monday, February 15, 2010

Curly Hair Woes

So today I was going to get my hair done at Trade Secret in the Mall.... but at the last minute I decided not to in fear that the stylist wouldn't know how to style my type of hair and therefore I'd be wasting my money.

I've had hair way down my back, I've had inch long hair, I've had relaxers, perm's, extensions for approx three days.. lol, and color damage that caused my hair to look like fuzz in different areas...

My hair is finally healthy, and reasonably long.. something I always wanted... but unfortunately now that I have what I want I always seem to wear it tucked away in a bun. -Sigh-

I need a hair fairy... someone who could make my strands look beautiful everyday!

A few MAC shadows I picked up the other day... Honey Lust, Naked Lunch, Woodwinked, Sketch, Mystery, Expensive Pink

Tiff&Chloe, Me&Kailei @ Peace College, Raleigh NC

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sigma Brushes!

Hello! So I'm sure everyone has heard about Sigma Makeup and how great their brushes are. I have seen tons of reviews on them from various guru's on youtube... and was always interested but hesitant to buy them. Well I decided I finally wanted to see for myself the quality of the brushes.

I received my package in the mail today, like their site says, it only takes approx. 2-3 days to ship. I have to say at first glance, I really am impressed! The full brush kit, which I bought is $69 dollars ($89 if you want brush roll) and comes with 12 brushes. When I ordered mine they had a deal where you get a free makeup bag and blending brush.

They are incredibly soft, and I love the long wooden handles. Some are natural hair bristles while others are synthetic. They have been compared to MAC, and everyone knows how expensive MAC brushes are. The only MAC brushes I own are their holiday kit for applying eye makeup; wasn't impressed with their holiday eye brushes. I'd rather have my 50 bucks back that I paid for them, the blending brush that came with it is hard and scratchy. However, I have used the MAC 217 and the MAC 187 and liked them.

The free blending brush (SS 217) I received with my kit is very similar to the MAC 217 blending brush. Just as soft, white, tapered.

Kit includes: SS 150 Large Powder brush, SS190 Foundation brush, SS 187 Duo Fiber Brush, SS 168 Large angled contour brush (inst really that large though), SS 194 Concealer brush, SS 275 Medium Angled Shadow Brush, SS266 Small Angle Brush, SS252 Large Shader Brush, SS 219 Pencil Brush, SS224 Tapered blending brush, SS209 Eyeliner brush, SS 239 Eye Shading brush.

Hope this helped anyone who may have been hesitant or unsure about purchasing these brushes... etc. I think its a great deal for your money. (disclaimer:purchased with own money)

Have a beautiful weekend! <3

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Miss P's Guide to All things Beauty

Miss P's 200 Follower's Giveaway!

Prizes include:

* Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Glitz & Glam Travel Brush Set with Case (1 blusher brush, 1 eyeshadow brush, 1 angled eye shadow brush, 1 crease brush and 1 black zippered case)
* Revlon Fantasy Length Lashes in "Flirty"
* NARS Duo Lip Gloss in Boogie Nights/Giza
* MAC Eye Shadow in "Straw Harvest" from the 2010 MAC Spring Colour 2 Forecast Collection ("Straw Harvest" is a gorgeous shade of warm peachy gold in a pearl finish)
* Maybelline Eye Studio Eye Shadow in Ivy Icon

All you have to do is:

1) Be a follower or subscriber
You will be disqualified if you are not a follower or subscriber

2) You must be at least 18 years old to participate

3) Leave me a comment with your email address and also tell me what is the one makeup product that you can not go without (I can not go without my Carmex lip balm...dry lips are not cute)

4) Spread the love!
Blog about the giveaway with a picture of the prizes and include a link back to this post on my blog. You must leave me a link to your post in the comment section as proof.

All participants must follow all of the directions to be eligible. The contest will close on February 28th @ 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
outfit i got @ my last mini shopping spree from F21, new Revlon :wine with everything: lipstick i picked up from Target that was on clearance; milani XL all over bronzer, acid wash denim leggings, small paul onesie

kailei with my new lipstick lol

Happy V-Day!, Never Dying Fish

So yesterday.... I went to change my beta's water. I have three beta fish, and they are possibly the longest living fish I have ever owned. Anyhow, two of them are in the same tank (with a separating piece in the middle) and one has his very own tank. While I tried to pour the two that share the tank into their very own little cup while I cleaned their tank... my burgundy beta fell into the kitchen sink... ! I had no idea what to do...for a second I had the faucet water running on him and then I got a spoon and was able to save him. I just KNEW he was going to die, no water... the pressure of faucet water... and then me trying to save him with a spoon... but low and behold he is still alive today. I have had him for two years now, every other fish I had in the past died in like two months.

My amazing fish. lol I am expecting my Sigma Complete Brush Kit in the mail any day now... Yay! I can't wait to see what all the hype is about. Hopefully they don't disappoint. I will share what I think on them after I test them out!

Valentines day is around the corner and I hope everyone has a great day full of love. Whether you have someone to spend the day with or your just by yourself at home take the time to appreciate and love you and the ones that matter the most! :)

some of my loved ones
kailei, me and my sister, and me and my man! ♥

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The last few days have been uneventful for me... we got ice and a little snow over the weekend... my parents usually babysit Kailei on the weekends for me when I work; Friday night my mom called me because Kailei wouldn't stop crying (and for her that's unusual), I was really worried and then Saturday she called me because Kailei was throwing up, it turns out that she had the stomach flu, which I happened to come down with on Monday and didn't feel better until Tuesday night. O.m.g. I don't see how I went through weeks of morning sickness... having the stomach flu was like a horrible flashback of what morning sickness was for me. I feel better now! Thank God. People get your flu shots, and always wash your hands... although some things we can't really prevent... I wash my hands so much that they have been looking pretty scaly lately :( ... anyway! Hope everyone is in good health.

>>Me playing around with colors when I was iced in, some earrings I picked up from forever 21, and then Kailei with her daddy/my fiance...