Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Haul: My new MAC-180 brush

First and foremost I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I wanna share with all of you the new brush that I more or less gifted myself with. About a week ago I finally found and purchased a MAC 180 brush! It's the same brush Kim Kardashian uses and it's what gives her such a flawless look.

I can't wait to try it out and I'll be sure to give my review on it. In my opinion, I think it'll work out very well because the brush is very high quality. Plus, the overall design seems like something that should work well for me too. When I first laid eyes on it, I knew that it was a brush I wanted to get.

It has been discontinued for a while so finding somebody selling it wasn't easy. I finally found a seller on ebay who was selling this along with rare perfumes too. After hearing numerous stories of girls falling victim of buying fake brushes off ebay, I was skeptical at first. However, I decided to research the seller and was convinced she was selling real items.

In fact, I had my friend Aleksis take a look at pictures of the brush since I'm still learning a lot about makeup, brushes, etc. She's positive that it is indeed an authentic brush which is excellent!! Oh and go follow her blog if you haven't already!

Speaking of brushes, I just got several more come in today. Except they're not expensive name brand brushes, so they're REALLY cheap. Another great thing is other brushes are supposed to be really good quality too. Some say they're more or less clones of the MAC brushes BUT for a faction of the price. Can't wait to do my haul on those!! :-D

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Review - St. Ives Apricot Scrub

Figured I'd do a quick review of this before going out of town (again) for work. I've been trying out St. Ives Apricot Scrub - Blackhead and Blemish control for the past 4-5 days.

For a while I have had a couple of friends that has been using this stuff. They act like it is one of the best things on the face of the earth so I finally decided to try it for myself. So far I have to say that it is working out really well for me!! It has these tiny little grains inside the cream that is designed to exfoliate your skin. Plus, it helps scrub out the dirt/oil that's deep in the pores as well.

After I get done rinsing it out, my face feels very clean and I can clearly see that the blackheads are much less noticeable. In my opinion that says a lot especially since forehead/nose area tend to get fairly oily when waking up the next morning. In fact, I'm not for certain but I think this stuff even helps shrink the pores around my nose a bit.

I have used this stuff to wash all of my face except for my eyelid area. For no particular reason, I am still using my old face cleanser for that. I guess the reason might be because I'm afraid one of those grains will accidentally get in my eyes. Or perhaps I was afraid this wouldn't wash my face well before trying it out. It's important that my eye area is clean, especially while putting in contacts.

The only disadvantage I see so far is rinsing out all those little grains can be a bit of a pain. It takes a bit longer and sometimes it'll get in the hairline or eyebrows. For those who have little time to get ready in the morning, I recommended using this scrub RIGHT BEFORE taking a shower. So that way you just stand in front of the shower and let the water rinse it off for you. Trust me it's much faster that way!!

Overall it's a great product and I'll probably buy it again. I rate this an 8 out of 10!

disclaimer: The owner of this blog is not in any way affiliated with St. Ives.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

$11,000 fine if you don't comply!!!??!!! :-O

Hello ladies!!

Starting December 1st (4 days ago), the government wants to you place disclaimers everytime you give a product review. Basically saying whether you're affiliated with the product company or not.

This probably only applies to Americans giving product reviews. However, the legal systems has so many elaborate twists, turns, and loopholes that this might possibly effect international gurus as well. For example, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act is an American law, but it victimizes International Youtube video makers just as bad as it does with Americans. Better safe than sorry.....

Watch PrincessPinkcat's video embedded down below. She goes much more in detail about it all. But I'll conclude this post by saying I agree 100% when she says that there will be people reporting others for the wrong reasons...

On a sidenote that's completely off subject. I have plans to purchase some makeup products during Christmas time and finally do my own hauls / reviews soon afterwards. So please be patient ladies, I'd love to start blogging about certain things very shortly!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tagged again & my entry to a contest :-D

Hello ladies!!

Looks like I was just tagged again by Lipstick Rules. Go check her out and follow her blog if you like it cause she's great!!

I was not only awarded once but twice!!!

The awards are....

Award #1: I Love Your Blog


Award #2: 15 Blogs I frequently read:

Now I tag 15 awesome ladies. Consider yourselves tagged by both awards :-)

01. Aleksis (we have similar taste in make, skin tone, humor, and overall a lovely friend!)

02. LaurenSchoon (She's a model and posts lots of great photoshoots)

03. Geli (She's from the Phillipines and has lots of interesting blogs about makeup, food, and many more!

04. MakeupbyLaurenP (I love her eyeshadow looks)

05. BigHairBiggerLashes (Recently stumbled upon her blog & it's fab)

06. Tali (Her blog design is flawless along with her taste in style!)

07. Karen (Been checking out her blog a lot lately & I love her FOTD's.)

08. DulceCandy (I love her youtube videos and her fashion blogs!)

09. ToothFairy 20 something dentist who's from the Netherlands & dig her blogs)

10. Faffinette (Very popular on youtube & love her videos. Wish she made more blogs)

11. Liparazzi (She's from Scotland & I love her product reviews)

12. MissChievous (Been watching her vids for a while and been reading her blogs as of late.)

13. Beauty Love
(Recently found her blog. I love her hairstyles, makeup and she's very nice!)

14. too much blush (visited her blog last night love her FOTD's & that wavy auburn hair of hers)

15. Hottest Heels (A fantastic shoe blog with lots of pics)

And last but not content I am entering a contest for the first time! The blog is called I Heart Cosmetics and check out her giveaway!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Woo hoo my first award!!!

Hey Ladies!!

I won my first blog award and it was given to me by "Makeup by Lauren P"!! Lauren is someone I recently met on here and she has a very nice blog and youtube channel. Go check out her blog when ya'll get the chance. Thanks a lot for the award Lauren it really means a lot =)

In order to fully accept the award, now I gotta spread the lovely-ness by giving this award to 15 other lovely bloggers. Also sending them a message making sure they know about being awarded!!

Here's the 15 lovely bloggers I nominated:

  1. Alpha Blonde
  2. The Gloss Goss
  3. Geli
  4. Karen
  5. Jess
  6. petitderriere
  7. sssdawna
  8. Everyday Makeup with Becky
  9. LOLAnne
  10. Notes from the Toothfairy
  11. Liparazzi
  12. Goldbeauty88
  13. Taste of Originality
  14. Hottest Heels
  15. Champagne and Marshmallows

These are 15 blogs that I've been checking out lately and think are really fabulous. If your blog is listed above then all you gotta do is repeat the process. Link me letting your readers know I was the person who nominated your blog and then go tag 15 other people. Also don't forget to message the people you've nominated!!

Thanks for reading!! xoxo

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just a little something :-)

Hey ladies,

This is a video I made on youtube that I wanted to share with you all. I was tagged by Aleksis and she makes great makeup tutorials and gives out great advice. Go follow her blog and subscribe to her youtube channel if ya haven't already!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Please stay close to your friends and family....

Hello again ladies,

Like what was previously mentioned in my first blog. When I start buying enough products and learning more about each one. I'll be more than happy to make Hauls and even tutorials later on so please bear with me :-)At the moment though I think I'll make this blog into a mixed bag of nuts, writing about various topics and issues. This weekend I planned on writing an entry that discussed ways to maintain your anonymity on the internet and the possible backlash that may arise if you do not.

However, yesterday evening I received some bad news that has got me down. A very good friend of mine contacted me and said that he was just diagnosed with cancer. The type of cancer he has is really bad and the chances of survival are not good. This friend of mine isn't elderly either, he is only a few years older than me and has a 7 year old son. It gets even worse, his son recently lost his mother too so the chances of him being parent-less in the next 2-3 years are very high.

I will just conclude this post by saying this. If you have close friends or relatives then don't hesitate to spend time with them every once in a while. If they live halfway around the world then call them up or at least send an email. Let him or her know that you care about them and that you're lucky to have 'em in your life. Cherish the moments you spend with these people because life can be so unpredictable. He or she may live for the next 50 years or today could be their last day on earth. You never know.....

Monday, October 5, 2009

First blog

Hey Ladies!

A few of you have already met me on youtbe.

This blog was created so I can subscribe to some of my favorite blog sites. I'm very new in the world of makeup and can't wait to learn all the great tips and tricks from some of the best the web has to offer.

It may be a while to where I get all the items I want because money has been really tight. If I start posting blogs, then it'll probably be just strictly giving hauls or product reviews of future things I try out.

For the time being I'll just end this saying hi to everyone and hope to get to know some of you.


I am not affiliated with any of these companies mentioned. All of the products were purchased by me unless stated otherwise in an individual blog. My opinions are not influenced in anyway.