Tuesday, May 18, 2010

♫ Can it be I stayed away too long... did I leave your mind while I was gone..? ♫

Hello all :)

I've been MIA from posting for over a week now.... I have a million excuses *cough*laziness*cough* but I won't get into them! I'm back today to share some new lipsticks and lip glosses I have added to my mini collection from NYX Cosmetics. I also wanted to share my first ever eyeshadow palette with you guys. When I first got into you tube videos I saw a couple of guru's working with the 120 color palette from ebay, since I was new to playing with eyeshadow's it really appealed to me with all of the vibrant colors and variety. The price was great even with shipping, so it definitely seemed like a must have for me as a beginner.

Lately I had been thinking about the 88 color palette Coastal Scents has, but I don't think it'd be worth me buying right now because:

1. I'm on a budget and makeup hasn't been making the cut lately :o
2. Recently I have been working with my 120 palette more and more and it's actually pretty good! I wasn't giving it enough credit and neglected it wayyy too long.

Oh. Another thing. My lips have been SUPER chapped lately >:( so wearing lipstick is a big no go for me right now. Therefore, I couldn't show what most of these looked like on because it wouldn't be a pretty sight right now. peeling dry lips, ew. Any suggestions?

So here is the 120 Beauties Factory palette.

The only things I don't like: Some of the colors are chalky, some are harder to get to show up on the lid, but on a positive note... a lot of great colors are there and not hard to work with when using a base or a little fix+ and a good brush.

..as you can see, some colors are chalky, ie the highlights and lighter blues, but others are very nice and pigmented

Here are two looks I did using a few shadows from the 120 palette:

I have nothing negative to say about NYX Round Lipsticks and their Mega Shine Lipglosses, I love them! Especially the smell of the lipglosses and the fact the color you see in the tube is what your gonna get on your lips! They aren't too sheer, they apply very nicely and they feel moisturizing. A+

Colors: Tea Rose, Pumpkin Pie

Lipglosses: Beige, African Queen, Smokey Look
And my favorite pictured below, African Queen!

-Edit- My mom emailed me this and I wanted to share it with you ladies ~

Words for Women to Live By

1. Aspire to be Barbie - the bitch has everything.

2. If the shoe fits - buy them in every color.

3. Take life with a pinch of salt... A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.

4. In need of a support group? - Cocktail hour with the girls!

5. Go on the 30 day diet. (I'm on it and so far I've lost 15 days).

6. When life gets you down - just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

7. Let your greatest fear be that there is no PMS and this is just your personality.

8. I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.
9. Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.

10. Don't get your knickers in a knot; it solves nothing and makes you walk funny.

11. When life gives you lemons in 2010 - turn it into lemonade then mix it with vodka.

12. Remember, wherever there is a good looking, sweet, single or married man
there is some woman tired of his bullshit!

13. Keep your chin up, only the first 40 years of parenthood are the hardest.

14. If it has Tires or Testicles it's gonna give you trouble.

15. By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter
who thinks she's wrong.

'Good friends are like stars.........You don't always see them, but you know
they are always there' 'Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live
for today'. Now smile and send to any girl wasting time at work, suffering
from a hangover, or just suffering from life, who might need a reason to smile!

Thats all for now!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kailei's 7 Months!

May 2nd my baby girl turned 7 months old! I can't believe time is going by so fast. It truly is a blessing to have such a wonderful little (although she's not so little now!) bundle of joy! It still feels like yesterday that I was pregnant sometimes, and I still have the signs to show in some places! :( Anyhow, She has been such an angel and made every day so bright since the day the nurse placed her in my arms.

This post is all about Kailei :)

She is so full of play!! We got her the Kai-Lan doll from Wal-Mart since she smile's everytime she see's her on TV!

This was a day that she was fussy, once I gave her the pacifier she started falling asleep while still sitting up, lol! Sleepy baby!

Kailei with Daddy taking a bubble bath!

Look at that hair! Lol, she's enjoying the bubbles :)

A lady I work with gave me this doorway bouncer, she love's it!

Alway's into something!~

Trying hat's on at Wal-Mart

My little beauty! Holding her hair brush ;)

I'm sleepy mama!!

...So happy together :)

Thank you all for the sweet comments you have left about her in the past! I'm a very proud mama :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

finally! Coastal Scents 42 Double Stack Shimmer Palette Review & Swatches!

Hey ladies!
So I'm back for another palette haul/review. This time it's for the Coastal Scents 42 Double stack shimmer palette. I actually bought this from a blog sale that UmaPreve was having. I was so ecstatic that I was first to ask for it. You know how you see blog sales and go to look and your like oooo I want that, but then you see in the comments someone(s) already has requested it! Boo.
She was actually moving and couldn't take a few of her palette's a long, so I got this for a pretty good deal considering the Singaporean to USD conversion, I ended up paying $17 bucks USD (including shipping) Thats a great deal!


This palette comes with 32 beautiful shades of shimmer eye shadows and 10 blushes. This pigmentation of the colors are very nice. If you were to touch your hand to one of the shadows or blushes you would be wow'd at the color payoff you'll see! Love it. Not to mention the texture is nice and silky to the touch. I didn't notice any problem with these being chalky. The one con I found is that applying the shadows to get a good color payoff can be tricky. You definitely want to pull out your UDPP or whatever your base of choice is when working with the shadows. It also depends on the brush you use. If you have the ELF eyeshadow brush ($1) that will work great. They blend easily and keep in mind that this is the shimmer palette... but don't think that your going to get a glittery shadow that's hard to work with or overpowering shimmery look. You may want to pull out some matte shades from your collection when doing a look with these if you don't like your eyelid color, crease, and highlight to be shimmer obviously.

Uma had decorated her palettes, of course I didn't mind this! I love butterflies :)

The palette was sent to me almost brand new! Of course I have been putting my fingers/brushes in it though playing with the colors! :P

I love the blushes... this is a great way to add some new color blushes to your collection and try out a few different ones to see which shades work best for your skin tone. One of the shades can even double as a bronzer.

Overall, I would say these are worth checking out, they even have a 42 double stack matte palette... as well as other palettes. This is my first Coastal Scents palette (I know I'm late) and I'm very pleased with the quality of their cosmetics.

Lastly, I won a contest (second time winning on blogger, I won one a few weeks ago as well for Skin MD Lotion)! Que Linda recently held a $15 dollar MAC Gift card Giveaway, and (newly) lucky ole me won! Woohoo! Thanks So much Linda, make sure to check out her makeup blog!

I think I'll be using this towards MAC's To the Beach Summer 2010 Collection! What will you be getting from this collection?