Saturday, January 24, 2015

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood + MAC Stone Lip Liner


NEW Sephora Cream Lip Stain Colors + Mini Sephora Haul (MUFE Fifty Shades of Grey)







I made a video along with some lipswatches of the new colors 
from Sephora's Cream lip stain line. 
There are a total of 11 new colors and looking back at 
the Sephora website just now, there are only 3 of the old shades left.

The older shades that are left:
01 always red
03 Strawberry Kissed
05 Infinite Rose

They discontinued the other colors that I mentioned in my video,
a few of them to name are my favorites
02 Classic beige
04 Endless purple
07 Dark berry

I wished they would have kept the older shades as well!!
02 and 04 were one of my favorites!!


These cream lip stains are $13 and you can find them at sephora

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks + 2 Lime Crime Velvetines



I just received my Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks in the mail today!
Right when they arrived, I grabbed my Camera and wanted to record a video
since I was so excited to try them and share it with you all.
I'm a big fan of liquid lipsticks, although they can be drying, I love the finish,
and formulation. They feel very lightweight on the lips and MATTE is my favorite
lipstick finish!

The shipment came quick, I ordered three lipsticks in the color Vamp, Heathers and Vintage
the day that day launched, JANUARY 7. Luckily, they were all in stock.
I originally wanted to order Pure Hollywood as well but thought I
had a similar lip color to that and didn't need it. The next day I was itching for it
but it was sold out! The following day or two days later, the 3 colors that were out of stock
were back in stock! They restocked the products very quickly and I received
my package pretty fast. Within 3 days! I went ahead and ordered Pure Hollywood yesterday,
and I am now waiting for it in the mail so I can have a lip swatch for that color too.

You can only find these colors on the Macy's Website and the Anastasia Website.
I don't think it's being released anywhere else. I got mines from the Anastasia Website,
When I  went to the Macys website, all the colors were already sold out.
However, I just checked and all the colors are restocked again.
 I believe this will be a permanent product in their makeup line.

Here's a bit of info straight from the Anastasia Website about these liquid lipsticks

RETAIL PRICE: $20
Full coverage, intense pigment, and a matte finish in an easy-to-apply liquid formula. One sweep delivers vibrant long-wearing color that sets all day. Formula is ultra-pigmented. Swirl wand around tube to evenly mix color before application. Available in 20 shades.

They feel like the other liquid lipsticks that I have.
The smell reminds me of a mascara scent. 
The other that I have which is from Sephora, Kat Von D, Stila and Lime Crime,
All have a vanilla sweet scent. 
These colors are all very opaque and dry a Matte Finish! 

I also purchased two other Lip Velvetines from Lime Crime 
in the color Pansy and Salem.

I also have other liquid lipsticks that may be similar to vintage
which is Dose Of Colors in Berry Me and A sephora Liquid lipstick

the other colors are just for packaging comparison



Anastasia Liquid Lipstick - Heathers
L-R Vintage, Vamp, Heathers

L-R : Vintage, Vamp, Heathers, Kat Von D- Vampira, Lime Crime - Salem
Kat Von D- L.U.V and Lime Crime- Pansy.
*not pictured Dose of colors Berry me

Heathers


VAMP

VINTAGE

LIME CRIME VELVETINE-  PANSY


SALEM




http://anastasiabeverlyhills.com/whats-new/liquid-lipstick.html
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/anastasia-beverly-hills-liquid-lips?ID=1914670&CategoryID=65894

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Whisper Challenge

My boyfriend and I decided to do The Whisper Challenge and record it on video just for the fun of it. We watched a few you tubers do it and man was it hilarious!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Our 10 Year Anniversary. *picture heavy*



Wow, a decade already with this handsome guy?
I cannot believe how long it has been
and I wouldn't wanna share this moment with anyone else but him.
It's been such a crazy 10 years, especially the first half of our relationship, 
but we definitely go through it and our relationship is now stronger than ever!

For our anniversary, he made reservations to Ruth's Chris Steak House in Roseville.
We got to Roseville about 3 hours earlier and killed time walking around the whole mall.
There was a store that both caught our eye and it was a candy store called
Lolli and Pops. It's a cute vintage looking candy store and the workers were
also dressed vintage "candy shop worker" clothing. If that made any sense!
They had a variety of old school candies and drinks but we came there
for the gummy candies where you can pick and choose which ones you want.

Before going in to mall, there was this Churro Stand right outside of the entrance
where a man sold Gourmet Churros for $2.50.
He makes them fresh, right in front of you and there's also a choice of 2 fillings,
cream and caramel filling.
Let me tell you.. those churros has got to be the most best tasting churro's
of my life!! They were thick churchy in the outside with a soft center!!
It was absolutely delicious. Of course, after our dinner from Ruth Chris's, 
We had to check if he was still there because I wanted another one! 

5:30 finally hit and my boyfriend and I were both Starving. We had reservations at 6, so we thought 
we'd go into Ruth's Chris a bit early since we didn't know what else to do in the mall.
The workers were very nice and informative. Definitely great customer service!
They greeted us with a Happy Anniversary and also had red rose petals on our table.
How romantic! :) 
It was a dim, nice, relaxing atmosphere, our server was also very wonderful.

They started us off with some freshly baked bread and water,
you could choose the type of water but we got simple filtered water.
Next we ordered some appetizers which were both delicious, especially the one 
our server recommended, which was the bbq shrimp!
We also got the blue crab cakes which were scrumptious as well.

They then served us with our salad, we got the chopped salad,
but there were also other varieties. Finally our steaks came out, sizzling from our plates!
Let me tell you, the steaks were absolutely delicious! The meat just melts on your mouth!
We also chose a side of mashed potatoes. 
When our main course arrived, the manager of the restaurant came out and greeted us
with a Happy Anniversary and made sure we were doing okay.
Now that's quality service right there!!

That place was truly amazing, I want to go there more often..
but you do pay for what you get.
Steaks were about $48-68 !
You pay for quality and I am not complaining at all! 

It was a great relaxing night, just how we both like it!

I'm truly blessed for a wonderful guy like him
and I cannot wait for what the near future holds for us.

To a decade and counting babe! 
I love you.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Neutral Eyes and Bold Lip - Lorac Pro Palette


First beauty video of 2015!
I decided to do a neutral eye for everyday wear. However, I don't normally wear false lashes on a daily basis but thought it gave an extra "umph" to the look! lol. This is my first voice over, so it may seem a bit awkward. Just gotta try and get use to it. Also there's some background noise going on, I apologize for that. 

Products used:
Face:
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - Stromboli http://www.sephora.com/sheer-glow-fou...
Shea Moisture Pressed Powder Compact - Tropea Almond http://www.target.com/p/sheamoisture-...|pdp|viewed_bought|pdph1
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer- Ginger http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy...
Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter - Lightboost  http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/s...
Anastasia Contour Palette http://www.sephora.com/contour-kit-P3...
Makeup Forever HD blush - 335 - Fawn http://www.sephora.com/hd-blush-P3847...
The Balm- Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter http://www.thebalm.com/mary-lou-maniz...

Eyes:
Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base http://www.sephora.com/smudge-proof-e...
Lorac Pro Palette - Cream, Taupe, Sable, Espresso, Champagne http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ...
Inglot Gel Liner 77 https://www.inglotusa.com/amc-eyeline...
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes http://www.sallybeauty.com/demi-wispi...
Revlon Precison Eyelash Glue http://www.walmart.com/ip/Revlon-Prec...

Lips:
Dose of Color Matte Lipstick - Berry Me http://doseofcolors.com/mattelipstick...













Here's the lip color in Cashmere by Limecrime









Happy New Year!

Happy New Years to everyone!! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years Eve
and New Years! 
My New Years was pretty low key. I was on call at my job New Years Eve
so I practically worked the whole day. I came home around 9pm
and was able to relax before midnight. Luckily I didn't get called back into work!
So i'm very fortunate for that because I was exhausted! 
My parents came home from a party just before midnight,
so did my boyfriend, (but he didn't come from a party lol),
So i was able to spend it with them! 
My boyfriend brought home some sparkling grape juice
it was delicious!!
I couldn't drink, didn't want to risk it. 

My bf and I ended the night watching Sons Of Anarchy! 
LOL! That was our New Years Eve!

The following day we slept in a bit,
then headed to Bass Pro Shop in Manteca.
That place is huge with a variety of outdoor goodies!
It was pretty cool, my first time there! 
For dinner we headed to this restaurant that serves Cambodian food. 
it was delicious, was had beef noodle soup and some papaya salad.
Since we were full afterwards, we went to best buy to walk it off
and bought myself a tripod. 

Again, ended the night watching Sons Of Anarchy! Were on Season 6 episode 7!
So we're almost to the finale! 

On another note,
2014 was a great year, I'm thankful for my job and hit my 1 year mark.
There were so bumps along the road, especially towards the end of 2014,
however, I will learn from those obstacles and improve myself from them.

I look forward to what 2015 has to offer 
and I have a ton of goals to accomplish,
one of them being 
-using the majority of my makeup!
I have a ton of makeup and need to start using them all!
I also need to keep up with my blog,
and I also want to make more youtube videos,
it's fun, and I don't mind that I don't have a lot of viewers.
I also want to start Vlogging just to keep a video journal
to look back on.
and a goal that I want to accomplish for the rest of my life
is to live a healthy lifestyle, which means exercise and eat healthy :)
of course ill splurge here there, I need to live a little.

One of my biggest goals for this year is to buy myself my own home.
So, I need to work extra hard this year and SAVE my money of course,
By the end of this year, beginning of the next, I want to buy a home :)

Highlights of 2014:
-Going to the American River with family 
-Buying my first car!
-Going on Vacation to Hawaii with my BF (his first time)


Recap of 2014:

New Year 2014


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Emerald Green Eyes

It's been a while since i've done a colorful look.
I'm not as creative as I was back in the day where I would experiment
with several different color. I've just been leaning more towards neutral
and everyday colors.

Here's a look I created using MAC's Emerald pigment
along with other MAC eyeshadows.
I've been neglecting my MAC shadows since I have so many
other eyeshadow palettes from different brands.

Face:
Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation - Shell Beige
Nars- Laguna Bronzer
Shea Moisture Pressed Powder - Tropea Almond
Tarte amazonian clay blush - Glisten

Eyes:
Smashbox 24hr Eye Shadow Primer
MAC Emerald Green Pigment - Lid
MAC Soft brown Eyeshadow - Crease
Mac Rice Paper Eyeshadow - Brow bone
Mac Nylon Eyeshadow -inner corner
MAC Mulch Eyeshadow - Under eye
MAC Dark Edge Eyeshadow - Outer Corner
MAC texture Eyeshadow - Crease
Lancome Art Liner
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Ardel False Lashes - Demi Wispies

Lips:
Urban Decay naked 2 lipliner
Urban Decay Naked 2 Lipstick











Friday, November 28, 2014

November 2014 Haul + Lip Swatches

Beauty Buys from the month of November!


Urban Decay Lip 24/7 glide on lip pencil:
Naked 2, Deep
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner- Trooper
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick:
L.U.V, Vampira


Urban Decay Naked 2

Urban Decay Deep

Urban Decay Venom

Kat Von D L.U.V



Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick- Vampira! 

Updated Skin Care Routine Using PocketDerm - 2 1/2 Week Progress

I've been struggling with Acne since the 4th grade, i'm not kidding you.
I've tried many things on the market, such as Proactiv, Murad, Clinique,
various topical prescriptions from the dermatologist and none of these have really
completely kept my acne away.  

The Acne.org regimen was one of the medications that helped me
get clear when I was in college. It was basically all in the power
of 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide. I've used this product for over 4+ years.
I was very consistent with it during the first 3 years and It truly helped cleared my skin.
However, the past year I've been getting too lazy with this regimen.
Overtime your skin gets use to the benzoyl peroxide which means you have to
constantly keep adding more pumps and layers of benzoyl on your face.
That means I would have to wait for my face to dry for a longer period of time.
That was a no-go for me since I do work now and all I want to do at the end of the night
is wash my face and go to sleep.
Ain't no body got time for that!

So, since i've been skipping out on the regimen on most days, I began breaking out more.
I've been getting cystic acne throughout my jawline and chin and sometimes
on my cheeks. This mainly has to do with hormonal imbalance.
They would be large and painful with no whitehead.
I decided I wanted to try something new that would be easy
and less time consuming.

I was watching stillGLAMORUS 's Youtube Video About PocketDerm
and how it really helped out her skin. I mainly subscribed to her because of 
her acne and makeup videos and she's gorgeous!
She made a video on pocketderm and how it helped her skin.
After watching that video I hopped on the site and signed up for it!

PocketDerm is like your very own Online Dermatologist!

Signing up is pretty simple and straight forward. 
You make an account and put all your info on there.
It also asks for a credit card in order for you to finish the
account setup. However the first month IS FREE, so it doesn't
charge your card right away until the next month. 
Don't be afraid because you can cancel it whenever you want.
Also, it asks you to take three pictures of your skin, the side views and front views.
You can take however much you'd like and upload them for your
 dermatologist to see.
Then you are assigned a dermatologist.
He or She will determine what type of medication to prescribe you.
They not only prescribe topical treatment but also Oral medications
which they can write a prescription and send it straight to your pharmacy
which is pretty AWESOME!

They also treat Anti-Aging skin as well!

Then you basically get to message your dermatologist about your skin 
problems. I gave her a little background about my skin and the types
of medication I've used in the past and what works and what didn't.
She got back to me within a full day.
And that's when she told me what formulation of medication
she was going to give me.

My formulation consisted of Tretinoin .018%, Clindamycin, and Azelaic Acid.
She then explained what each of these medications did.
She also wanted to prescribe me an Oral acne medication called Spironolactone.
I typically do not like take oral pills, so I decided to stick with the topical treatment.
They're very informative and answer all your questions.
You also get emails about tips and instructions of how to use the product
and facial wash/cleanser recommendations.
It's a pretty legit site and I would recommend it to anyone.

My skin has gotten a lot better within the two weeks I've used it.



My nightly skincare routine goes a little something like this.
I wash my face with a gentle Cleanser,
My all time drugstore cleanser is the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Skin Cleanser
But I ran out of that and wanted to try something different,
So I tried the more pricier brands Philosophy Purity One Step Cleanser

After cleanser, when I'm not too lazy I apply the Rose Water Hydrating Toner
by Poppy Austin Which I got from Amazon.com . It's pretty expensive, but
it's good quality and works well with my skin.

Then, I wait 5-10minutes before applying the PocketDerm Treatment.

In addition, Twice a week, I would use the Peter Thomas Roth 3% Glycolic Acid Face wash
During this routine, I DO NOT apply the PocketDerm treatment after, since I don't want 
to over irritate my skin.

Here's a link to PocketDerm if you're interested in trying it.
https://pocketderm.com/invite/IBWPJZN

I do get $10 back as credit for inviting people.
If your don't feel comfortable using my link,
just simply go to pocketderm.com :)

There goes my updated skin care routine and so far it's been helping quite a bit!
I'll keep you guys updated to see how everything is going with before and after pictures!