Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Goodies part 2 - The Nutcracker

Greetings from Texas ya'll.

This had to be the best Christmas in years! Usually I do not get into the spirit but this year was different. My brother had an extra ticket to go see The Nutcracker at Bass Hall on Christmas Eve, so since I've never been to a ballet before I was intrigued to go. I've only seen it on PBS and not even the whole thing. I am very familiar with the music however, since I was in Orchestra during highschool. The ballet was amazing, and I was very entertained for those two hours. It went by so quickly. Now I know exactly what a sugar plum fairy looks like. The costume was so so so pretty!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Goodies part 1

I found this vintage little Hello Kitty ornament from the early 90s in my families storage. I think they gave away these at Sanrio during the holidays. My favorite was Pochacco! I remember we'd go in there and buy stuff just to collect a bunch of these guys. Anyhow...

Lisa and I did another Holiday swap this year and here are the goodies! I'm so excited about the Hi-Tec C pens!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Candy and Snacks from Asian Food Grocer

I'm obsessed with Japanese Rice Crackers because I can't seem to find any fresh tasting ones near me. They always look promising but then they taste stale or a year old. Sigh. Plus I don't even know the names of the crackers I do like! Then I found Asianfoodgrocer.com with amazing candy and cracker selections! Keep reading to see what I bought during the Black Friday sale! I'll review the snacks that I've tried. It looks like I bought too many crackers, but this is trial and error people!

Clockwise from the top left:
Japanese Kit Kat - Bitter Almond - $2.38
Kasugai Omaccha Miruku 4.2 oz - $2.48
Meiji Chocolate Macadamia - $2.68
Japanese Kit Kat - Blueberry - $5.99 - very good! Just imagine blueberry chocolate.
Glico Gaba Bitter Chocolate Balls 1.58 oz - $2.78

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Favorites

It's December 1 so that means it's time for November Favorites! I totally forgot to do these so it's a little rushed trying to make my deadline. It's been a busy month, and I didn't really wear all that much makeup. These are my most grabbed items of ALL the months since I've been using them. I could be out the door with just these products!

1. Everyday Minerals Flat Top Brush - I use this purely to apply the Cargo blu_ray pressed powder. It works well with the product giving me nice coverage, and it's so soft on my face!

2. Cargo blu_ray pressed powder - With this and the brush I'm able to buff away all the yucky redness on my face. It's a great way to quickly even out your face. If you'll notice I hit pan and then some on this pup. It actually used to have 1/8" around the whole thing but as you can tell I've dug at the entire left side of it. No bit goes to waste!

3. Mac Blush in Hipness - This blush is a frost, and it's really great b/c it goes on sheer enough that I don't end up over applying it. It's the perfect flushed color on me. It was a gift from Steph! :)

4. Ecotools Small Blush Brush - This brush came in the Alicia Silverstone brush set, and it's the perfect small size for my cheeks. I use it with the Hipness blush when I can. It's so soft and great for patting color on to the apples of your cheeks. You can find this at your Wal-mart now.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Maybe later I can update with some food and haul pics. What did everyone get? Any cool new gadget, clothes, or makeup?

Also, I noticed I'm now at 200+ followers! Yay! I think it's time now for a makeup giveaway! I actually have not ever done a giveaway on this blog where "following" is a requirement. I'm planning one of that nature, and I hope I can get that up soon!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

If you can't afford BR or LOFT then try Kohls...

BR and LOFT are not in my budget now for new winter clothes, so I was off to scope out some nice polyester blends from Kohls! Everything is an extra 30% off when you use your Kohl's Card online with code "holidaygift"

Can't be worse than F21 materials so let's see...

Apt. 9 Shirred Sweater Set in Dusty Orchid
original $44.00 sale $21.99
It's nothing you haven't seen before but... I love the color and puffed sleeves! The only thing is the material is a little thin.

Apt. 9 Embellished Pleated Top in Blackberry Cordial
original $36.00 sale $24.99
The sleeves look more puffy on and the fitting of this creates a nice hourglass shape on me. Always a plus!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sasa Haul - Lip balms

This is part of my sasa.com haul from way back. Lots of lip balms!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

a cute satchel purse with bow

I was browsing around the Macy's purse section and stopped at this really cute purse. I've noticed satchels are really in right now.

Friday, November 5, 2010

EOTD - Smokey Purple Eyeshadow

Eye of the Day - Smokey Purple
Lid - Mac Linear Lilac (purple)
Crease - Mac Graphic Garden (black)
Inner eye - Ulta liner pencil in Halo
Liner - MUFE black on top and outer 1/3 of bottom

Forgot what mascara I used... possibly the Dior Extase? I applied too much so it looks clumpy on the ends.
I think Ulta's Halo is a really nice inner highlight color. It would probably work pretty well on the waterline too instead of pure white. It should really get more love- I've never seen it mentioned on youtube. In fact I can't find it in stores b/c my Ulta never restocks. You can find it online here though.

Mac Graphic Gardens Palette

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Favorites

October Favorites! These were well received last time so I'm at it again!

1. Dior Quint in Ready to Glow - I've been wanting to splurge on some top notch eyeshadows for some time now, and why not continue my addiction to Dior? I LOVE every single one of these colors! If I was going to spend a lot on this quint I wanted to make sure I loved every single dang color, no exceptions. The texture is smooth and heavenly but not sparkle crazy like other quints I've seen. This retails at $58, but if you divide it by 5 it's $11.60 per color which ain't so bad.. okay it's bad BUT I bought this on ebay for $40. So that's about $8 per shadow which is more reasonable.

2. Batiste Dry Shampoo - I've tried many low end and high end dry shampoos but I'm always itching to get back to this one. I stopped using it for a couple months while testing any other one I could find just to experiment. When I finally used this again this month it was like night and day regarding the difference in effectiveness. Zaps grease, no residue left once massage in, smell manageable, low price. That's all I really need. $7.99 at Ulta.

3. Givenchy Play for Her - I got this deluxe mini size from Sephora with code "herplay" and I'm so glad I did because this fragrance is LOVE! The only downside is that it's not very long lasting. If you like the pretty and sweet florals then give this a whiff! It has Bergamot, Sweet Pea, Amyris Wood, Tiare Flower, Sandalwood, Musk. I dry down was a pleasant musk which surprised me b/c I usually do not like Musk but it really works in this case.

4. Milani Polish in Bare To Wear - The perfect muted purple light gray color. Good quality creme polish! Limited Edition but you can buy it directly Milani.

5. Mac lipstick in Innocence Beware - The perfect pretty light pinky nude color. I grabbed for this the most in October. Since it's a cremesheen there's a slight shine which is nice. It's limited edition, but Hue may be a good color dupe from what I've heard.

6. Neutrogena lipstick in Just Whisper - see my review here.

7. Isqueen Crystal White Series Pore Refiner - I like how it's pink.. haha, AND that nothing bad has happened from using it so far! It gets the grime that my cleanser may have missed. Not so sure about the "pore refining" bit but it leaves my skin refreshed. Def worth checking out.

8. Milani Liquif'eye pencil liner - no smuding on my eye so far! It's deep black and inexpensive, and goes on smooth. Possibly replacing my mufe liner. It's only $5.99!

9. OMI Ume Softcream lipbalm - waaay better than any EOS lipbalm. It smells like peach and ume (plum) but more so peach. It's not better than Espie but I really enjoyed using this all month! It's now sold out on sasa.com but there are similar ones on ebay if you search OMI lip.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick Review of Skin 79 BB Cream pink

Skin 79 Hot Pink Super Plus BB Cream [us info site]

Bought it from an ebay seller in Korea.
Didn't like it.
Color of poop.
Gives you a dead tone.
nuff said.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Black Floral Hand Mirror

[find it here]

Some of you had asked about where I got this so I thought I'd share the site!

I bought it from Fancy Pocket Singapore. http://www.fancypocket.sg

Unfortunately for you, I think I bought the last one. The mirror is a great size and fits in my hand nicely. The only downside is that it's made of cheap plastic.

The shipping was not long at all. Probably 2 weeks? Sorry I can't remember. Reasonable shipping prices too! They have other cutesy things you can browse through if you're bored. I asked them for a discount code for my readers which they sent, but there's a better code on the site right now. To celebrate their 2nd birthday everything is already 30% off this month.

Right now the things I keep looking at show up Out of Stock, but there's tons of Deco stuff if that's your thing.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lilac Nails: Essie or Chanel?

Essie Neo Whimsical or Chanel Lilac Sky?

Which do you prefer? I bought the Neo Whimsical from amazon but then when I was at Neimans I swatched Lilac Sky. Now I'm not sure which one I like better!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Introducing my Sister and Fashion Fridays

I want to incorporate some fashion into this blog, and I thought getting my sister to help would be a good idea. Say hello to Sarah! She's petite and a college freshman so you can probably relate to her more. I used to style her in high school, but she's quickly learned how to dress herself. I'll be showing you what she comes up with. Whether I agree or not...

This is a typical school day outfit for her. Now that it's colder you probably can't wear this anymore, but in Texas it's still not quite cold yet.

Review of Neutrogena MoistureShine in Just Whipser

Neutrogena MoistureShine Lipstick with SPF20
in Just Whisper 210 [buy here]

It's a very pretty nude pink that I've read is a dupe for Mac's Blankity. I love this! I want to try more shades! It's perfect on it's own or paired with a gloss. You don't really need a gloss though since this gives a nice creamy finish.

  • nice range of colors
  • smooth
  • moisturizing
  • spf20

  • $9 (expensive for drugstore)
  • cheap packaging
  • only available in the us?

I highly recommend this lipstick! Have you tried Neutrogena makeup? A lipstick this awesome makes me want to put down the $25+ lipsticks and look into more shades from them!

What is everyone doing for Halloween? I'm not going to any parties (not cool enough) but I will be handing out candy. I actually like doing it! It's fun to see the mini Princesses and Spidermen. I got a bunch of glow sticks for free from CVS after coupon so I think the kids will LOVE that! I'm not going to BE anything, but I may put on dramatic makeup just for fun. I will however be sporting my Día de los Muertos Necklace!

[blogged here]

Friday, October 1, 2010

September Favorites

My favorites for September. First time doing this!

Chanel Jade Rose Polish - My first polish spurlge! It's a beautiful light peach-pink nude cream color. It's the first polish that I wanted to keep wearing and stare at in a long time. There's gotta be a reason why this was released a second time! It originally came out with that Jade green polish that overshadowed this one. This year it came out with Paradoxal which also stole the spotlight. I even love this polish so much I need to get a backup. You can probably still find this at your local Macy's or Dillard's. And if you want to try a dupe...

Milani Bare in Mind Polish - This is close but not a dupe for Jade Rose. It's more pink toned and has slightly more shimmer. It's not exactly a favorite but it's still pretty!

Long handled mirror - I originally got a small mirror like this from Maggie's giveaway, and since I liked it so much I searched for a bigger one! It probably sounds stupid but the "design" of long-handled mirrors seems much more practical and easier to use than clam shell ones. Having a grip is nice and the mirror's not in the way.

Mac Notoriety Quad -Seeing that I liked Skintone 2 and Notoriety from the Felines collection I did some research and found that they are repromotes from this quad! I tracked it down on ebay for about $25ish including shipping which is similar to a CCO price I think. Yay for me! I really like the neutral colors in this.

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Negligee Pink 256 - It gives a beautiful pink glow to my lips. It's instant LOVE with this pricey gloss. It's opaque enough to wear alone even on my pigmented lips! <3<3

Dior diorshow Extase - I've been having fun playing with the sample. It works pretty well on my lashes. I'm not too picky. Thanks Cat! <3

Nars Orgasm Blush - I got this in a blogsale from Amy and I love it! Really lives up to the hype!

Rock and Republic shader brush - The cut on this brush is nice so that it picks up shadows really well. I like how thin it is too. I was not looking for a fluffy one. This brush is perfect! It's not worth the retail price though.

That's it for September. Thinking of doing a September Returns/Misses.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

mac pigments and shady sellers!

I decided to try out some Mac Pigments. I didn't want to shell out $20 for a whole bottle of a pigment I knew I wouldn't finish so I went searching for sites that sold pigment samples. I ended up at a shop on ecrater.com. Not only did it take more than 3 weeks to arrive, there was no communication between the seller and I, plus 1/4tsp is really a very tiny amount! My goal was to find them for no more than $3 each including shipping. I managed to find a seller who had all the colors I was interested in at a great price... but service was just not there. It's a trade off I suppose since other sites charge $4-5 + shipping for the same amount. Ecrater had sent me an email to rate my transaction with the shop after a few weeks of placing my order. Since I had still not received the package or any response to my mail from the seller I left a negative feedback. Then suddenly I get a response! She e-mails me asking if I can remove the negative because she had a death in the family... and it will hurt her sales... I dunno if that's true or not but it's shady. She also said she'd refund me the money... Sounds like she'll give me a refund if I take back my review.. well sorry lady that is just wrong! If she had family problems she could have put a notice on her page or sent an e-mail. I ended up just ignoring her e-mail. Funny thing is the next day my order came!

I was curious about Melon and Mauvement at first, and then I added in Circa Plum for fun. I realize now I should've shown you the inside so you could see how little 1/4tsp is.

Turned out to be my favorite! I think this came out with the Rose Romance Collection. It also may be a Pro color? I would love some more- anyone want to share? :P

Awesome, but not particularly amazing. It looks different at different angles.

I was hoping this would be much prettier. It's not!

All three swatched here. Circa Plum, Melon, Mauvement. All in all the pigments in general are pretty cool. It's not something I'm going to start collecting or lusting after though. Actually I have been curious about how Lithe pigment is.. hehe :)

I used Mauvement and Circa Plum, plus I added About Face's The Big Guns to the lower outer corner. You can hardly see anything. My photos never capture the colors on my eye. I also used Milani Liquif'eye pencil in Black and Diorshow Extaste mascara (thanks Cat!).

The Milani pencil is nice but not completely smudge proof. It glides like an Urban Decay pencil but it's still prone to small amounts of smudging. I'd say it's pretty good for a drugstore pencil though.

 MAC pigments are the easiest to press so here's how they look. Even though I ordered 1/4 tsp of each I didn't get 1/4 tsp of each. As you can see I got the least of Circa Plum. :( Showing that you CAN press 1/4 tsp of pigments! Just add alcohol!

Here's the whole palette in case you were curious. It's really random stuff together that I don't even use anymore. Random Everyday Minerals and The She Space (about face) minerals.

Here is something that I've been working on. It's my Urban Decay Naked inspired palette! Using all About face minerals. I'm still trying to figure out what colors to put in. I need to pull up a picture of the Naked palette and try to pick out the ones I have. Pressing mineral shadows is another animal haha.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

People to Watch: dustyohunter

I first saw Dusty on Kay's blog where she posted a video of his showing us how to make our own brush guards. I think it's awesome to see guys talking about makeup (cause us asian girls can't be hogging youtube). I know there's petrilude and gossmakeup, but I never got around to watching all of their vids. I just find Dusty interesting to watch (all the way through) and a good break from the "same old same old" (you know what I mean). Plus we both hate Plushglass, think it smells bad and tastes like playdoh!

Anyhow, I thought this guy was funny, and he's so serious while swatching lipsticks on his face. LOL. I had no interest in these Mac Dazzle lipsticks, but the thumbnail looked funny so I had to click in and watch the whole damn thing. :)

I think I was sold two seconds in with his awesome 2-pop intro. You can tell that he has a background in film (or love of it) because his videos have cool title scenes and use of music.

What a great use of space.

Save your money and use toilet paper.

Very informative video on pigments! He has three more of these, and I'm off to watch them!

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cute Rain Boots with Heel on Sale at Hautelook

I read about these over at PAG and I realized I completely overlooked this sale at Hautelook. Everyone has been tweeting about Beauty week at Hautelook so I only looked at Stila's (and some cool furniture).

For a long time I've been wanting nice rain boots and the fact that these have a heel is awesome! I tried some from Target but I ended up returning it because the fit was so poor. Last night I ended up picking two pairs from this brand dav. Seems like all the boots are 70% off (awesome!) They have tons of styles, umbrellas, socks, and bags.

I tweeted some options and everyone seemed to like these ones! It's perfect that I've been on a gray kick too. I was not sure if I should size up or pick my size because the reviews on endless.com and amazon.com say they run narrow. Plus I have chunky thighs so that's another issue. I found this official dav sizing guide.

Even though I only intended to buy one pair I always go back and skim the website for something else to buy. It's horrible to do so especially when I'm supposed to be saving. It's just a bad habit to keep looking! I LOVE argyle, and argyle on converse is awesome. Plus in case the grey ones don't fit right these will work.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Forever 21 makeup

Neutral Feather Shadows
SO what's the deal on the makeup from forever 21? Good, bad, crap, or worth $3? Similar to the value of E.L.F?

I'm asking because I saw it at F21 this weekend and it was so cute that I thought it would be a nice giveaway prize. Especially for my international readers!

Some of their products says "designed in Japan" & "made in China." Not all of them say designed in Japan.

I'm curious about the blushes, polishes, shadows, gloss, and more. Let me know if you think it's a crap giveaway prize. I do have some Smashbox saved for a giveaway too... I had planned to do one in JUNE and now it's September! ah!

Monday, August 23, 2010

I haven't taken a bath in years [lush reviews]

So that may be misleading. No bath, but I SHOWER every day!! :D Now that that's out of the way...

If anything will make me use my tub it's LUSH. I was never into the bath salts, oils, and whatnot. I did love the occasional bubble bath but I was 10! As the years went on I grew out of that and taking showers is faster (duh) plus I never had the time to draw a bath. I remember in junior high this girl gave me a random bath bomb shaped like a flower, and I was like "wtf am I supposed to do with this."

All these fun Lush products I read about always makes me curious so I bought some this weekend. Plus Joanna sent me a couple Lush items for my bday (thank you!) and spiked my interest again. Didn't hurt that it was tax free weekend so I ran out to the mall. I have been to the Lush store before, but I didn't keep any bath bombs for myself. I also realize I haven't done a review since February.. so here goes.

You've Been Mangoed Bath Melt - $5.95 for 1oz
Mango and cocoa butter bath.
You've Been Mangoed is bright and breezy, with nutritious mango and avocado butters to make your skin feel as if it's just had a really healthy breakfast and is all set up for the day.

While mango is totally awesome, this was not. I didn't feel like it did much besides smell nice in the water. I liked the lemongrass oil and citrus grass oil but that's it. It's more citrus than mango smelling so the name is misleading. I don't think the value for this is good. It's too small for $6.

I give it an OKAY but I won't repurchase this.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Who is my surprise Angel?

Little did I know that I would be receiving my gift exchange surprise so quickly! If you remember from my last post I mentioned the Secret Angel or Devil gift exchange my friend Linda put together. Well I got a HUGE surprise today when I checked my porch! The pics will speak for themselves!

Here is the HUGE package. I was surprised to see this on my porch. I was like "who's getting married around here?" hehe. This is extremely well wrapped! It arrived perfectly unharmed. How much tape did you use, lady? The whole thing is wrapped in tape! My guess is that you're an Angel, Linda!

Super pretty packaging! Petals and peanuts! A sweetly typed letter! When I opened it there was a nice fragrance to it.

After I pawed through the petals I found this box. What's inside?

Asian goodies galore! Pocky, really pretty lashes I want to try out, nose strips, lash glue, and bath salt. This is so awesome because I was looking at some glue and nose strips on Sasa this week! Thank you! What's that in the corner?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Secret Santa for the Summer- please join!

My friend Linda is hosting a secret santa in the summer called "Secret Angel or Devil" that can be found here. Please join! We are looking for more ladies to participate. You need to be an active blogger and the spending limit is $25-$45 USD including shipping.

So are you an Angel or a Devil? The angel and devil aspect involves the wrapping of the present, not the present itself. It's not limited to makeup- it can be whatever!

Today is the last day to join but she may be extending the deadline... please join asap!

On another note.. I've been really amused with this site I found called Quote URL where you can group together people's tweets and even embed it into your blog like so! If you don't get it you can watch the demo video on their site.

  1. My Makeup Blog
    MyMakeupBlog Latest: My Favorite Pair of Earrings from Julu Jewelry http://bit.ly/bZ0Nxw
-- this quote was brought to you by quoteurl

 I made your favorite pair of earrings? What an honor!! I dunno if you know this but I started blogging because of you! <3

Shout out to Megan for sending me this gorgeous palette for my birthday! Mac Graphic Gardens. I finally made a proper whore look using this so thanks! :D

This is so gorgeous! It's everything I dreamed of and more!! Thank you!

You must join Milk and Cookiie's Giveaway! I love how they always make it a game. They even made a video this time! eek! I love seeing you bloggers "in person."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free R&R lip gloss + shipping!

What's this Free lip gloss business? Well BeautyStory.com (a branch of Editor's Closet) sent me an email for $15 off since I purchased with them last time. How awesome is that? Basically you can get products for free because the cheapest product is around $13. You only need to pay shipping at a $6.50 flat rate. You can only use the coupon once per account. Here is the code for $15 off: BTYTHX1115

I picked up Drama Queen, one of the Pressed Powders, and a 202 small shader brush. I'm running out of MUFE and Cargo powders so the powder should come in handy. I almost wanted to get the blending brush but I have too many blending brushes, and after some research I found that it may be too fluffy and better suited as an all over wash brush. I looked through my brushes and I remembered that I needed more normal small shader brushes that are of natural hair. The 202 seems like it will be perfect for what I need.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

KEANE concert and Elephants downtown!

It's been a long 5 years since Keane came anywhere near me. When they first came to Dallas I was a lot younger, and I couldn't make it out to a show that was 45mins away which started at 11pm. (strict asian parents) I had just begun liking them so I was bummed that I couldn't go but not THAT bummed. So as the years go on for some reason they never came back! It wasn't just big-D though, they only played 2 US cities on the last world tour. How lame! So you know when I got the chance to finally see them live this Monday I jumped at that full speed!

I've only been to a few other band concerts, and they were just "okay" because I was always sitting in the back far away. I told myself I have to be in the pit for every concert I go to from now on. It's just looks like so much more fun and the energy is better. This venue (House the Blues) was sort of small so it was standing room only on the bottom floor. It was great! We got in the center and half-way up to the stage. Times like these though I wish I was a couple inches taller!

I like the fist in this photo. YEAH!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mom Haul, Perfume Testing, and Giveaway

I went over to Nordstroms to checkout their Anniversary Sale starting today with my Mom. While she was busy pretending to "not know her shade" at the Estee Lauder counter I checked out the perfumes.

I like to go around and sniff out my favorite lemmings to see if I still like them. First I sniffed out Miss Dior Cherie EDP.
Notes of chic, green tangerine, violette, and pink jasmine mingle with soft patchouli, musk, and delectably sweet strawberry leaves and caramelized popcorn for a delicious scent that's truly irresistible.
I really like this but sometimes I think it's too sweet. They now have an EDT which I'm just not sure about. I didn't really get a good sniff out of it. The sales lady was hovering too much haha.

I originally went there to scope out Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria in Pamplelune.
California Grapefruit, Italian Bergamot, Neroli, Petitgrain, Black Currant, Patchouli, Vanilla.
A sophisticated, sparkling, and mischievous fragrance.
I sniffed Pamplelune while I was in the Vietnam airport. I remember really liking it and thinking that I'd never seen this before. I thought it was a unique and cute bottle. Just look at the honeycomb design with the little ribbon tie! Plus the size is good for the money. I'm not the type to buy any cosmetics/perfumes "duty free" b/c I think it's kind of pointless. Tax is really not that much, and I'm usually not in the mood to buy makeup while traveling. After googling this product I now know that it's only available online or in some sephora, or at saks or neimans. I suppose it's not as popular as some crazy Juicy Couture stuff. Btw Mandarine-Basilic sounded intriguing too. Comment below if you are familiar with the smell!

Speaking of Juicy Couture! The sales lady let me sniff the unreleased NEW Juicy Couture perfume! I don't know the name of it but it has a nature themed smell. It's not sweet like viva. I don't actually remember what the original smells like or the other couture couture one so I can't compare, sorry! But Juicy fans may like to know there is something new coming out!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm back and some thank yous

Hello! As some of you know (who follow me on twitter) I'm back in the States! For June I went to Vietnam to visit my grandfather with my family. It was my third time visiting in 5 years and it was still a lot of fun! It was really sad to leave knowing I may never see him again, so I was feeling kinda dumpy but now all is getting back to normal. Starting off with blogging again! I know it's probably been a really long time! I'm still sorting through the 1,000+ pics I took (not including my dad's camera) so it'll be a bit before I can post some of those. I'll probably try to break it up into just a few posts and then get back to beauty reviews/hauls and stuff.

But first I wanted to thank the gals who sent me some surprise gifts before I left! I really don't know what I did to receive such kindness from you girls, but thank you from the bottom of my heart. <3

The one and onlylindah passed some goodies along to me while she was in the process of cleaning up her room. One girl's clutter is another girl's treasure! (lame wording I know) Thank you Linda! I've never tried the Shadow Insurance before. I've tried it by now and it seems to work pretty well. Lately I've been obsessed with Rimmel lipsticks. Thank you! And what's up with that dog in curlers pic lol?

Jessie and I have been swapping packages back and forth but it's still always a surprise to find these wonderful lippies in my mailbox. Thank you! She's my main supplier of Nude Delight by Rimmel haha. Favorite lip color! If you can't find it.. peachstock by mac is a close dupe in color but not finish. The Boots lippie is really awesome too. I've been interested in their products after watching brittish vloggers. :)

And Stacey omg! Thank you so much! She's like my sugar dealer from Japan. Always getting me high on stuff. It should be illegal! She remembered me saying something about hoarding peach candy for 5 yrs until it was spoiled haha. Thank you for the gum it is really good! Along with it all! It's all friggin really good candy! Stacey is one of my "lovely ladies" to the right lol. I wish I could get my curls as adorable as yours.

Amy surprised me with an early birthday gift! She knew I was a fellow gemini, and it was really sweet of her to send treats all the way from Canada! Is she a mind reader? How did she know I was lemming to try Annabelle cosmetics? hehe. Though we do have Nestle here I've never seen those candies before. The Smarties are similar to M&Ms except they are really cool colors instead of boring primary colors. I remember when M&Ms thought it was riske to put out a blue one haha. And the Aero chocolate? Why don't they sell this in the US? It's so good!

Sweet Lulu surprised me with packs upon packs of tea! I imagined like one pack of tea and she bombed me with these goodies. You are just the sweetest! Thank you! She's a fellow Kit-Kat lover + the queen of green tea lattes here on blogger. I think she started the whole craze. I find that we enable each other to eat / drink sweets more than we should haha. She got me hooked on these Mango flavored Hi-chews. I didn't know know mango flavor existed for it. It tastes remarkably like a Mango of course!

I can't believe I've met such sweet and generous ladies here on blogger! I'm looking forward to another year of friendship and getting to know you and all of my readers a little bit more! I don't really have that many friends in real life lately so blogging and sharing with you all really fills that void. :) None of my friends in real life even "like" makeup...

P.S. if there's any candy missing it's because I ate it before I even took the pic haha! :D