Monday, December 28, 2009

Ebay Auctions

Alright, I've finally taken the plunge and put items up on Ebay. I'm quite nervous/anxious for the end of the auctions. I feel like I'm either gonna screw something up or get screwed by a buyer, lol. Only because this is my first time.
To see my complete listing click here. Right now, I have up only few things - Victoria's Secret PINK sweats & a hoodie. I will be adding Versace sunglasses and MANY bags (I have a bunch of Kathy Van Zeeland & several Dooney & Bourke, plus accessories)!
I will be adding more once I get the hang of this Ebay selling thing, lol.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

a piece of me :)

A lil' bit about me ... I have a feeling I'm gonna pull this down after a bit. I didn't wanna post it after I filled it out - too myspace feel for me

1. What is your favorite item of clothing?
Now aka Winter – Victoria’s Secret PINK boyfriend sweats, t-shirt layered with tank underneath, my desparately in need of retirement UGGs (once were baby blue now look like something pulled up from the bottom of the ocean floor), hat, scarf, hoodie, long sleeved t-shirt

2. What are your biggest obsessions?
handbags, makeup (obsessive)

3. Who inspires you?
is it bad if I really don’t have anyone that jumps out??? I’m not really a follower of anyone and I don’t mean that snotty like it comes across

4. Who is your favorite designer and why?
lol, no clue … I live in sweats!

5. What is your favourite song ever?
always loved Fancy by Reba McIntire or Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter … never get sick of Sugarland or Spill Canvas – gotta love my hometown band

6. What is your favourite song right now?
oh wow, right now love to sing Gunpowder and Lead at the top of my lungs in my car and I like Britney’s new one … "one, two, three … "

7. If you were a sweet what would it be?
nice question, some kinda truffle in dark chocolate with carmel in side with red stripes on top

8. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet- what words would describe your rainbow?
makeup, shimmer, handbags, flips, sunshine, flowers

9. Whats your favorite film?
always love Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

10. Who's your favorite actor?
Johnny Depp – fell in love back when I was like 5 yrs old watching Edward Scissorhands

11. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Disneyland!!! I love California though in general

12. What are your three favorite smells?
Victoria’s Secret SuperModel, Pure Seduction, & sugar cookies

13. What are your three favorite tastes?
Strawberry (actual fruit), Cherry (hate actual cherries but like the artificial taste) and this orange, peach, mango juice – yumm!

14. What is your most treasured possession?
well, right now I’m still pretty much loving my Madison Audrey Ocelot … I don’t really consider people a possession but I’m very happy to have my mom, grandparents, Ben, & Tay

15. What did you always want to do/be when you grew up?
I wanted to be the First Lady PRESIDENT! Seriously! I had a shirt that I would wear a lot! Funny now because I don’t get into politics nor do I understand it in the least!

16. If you were an ice cream what flavor would you be?
Cookies n’ Cream

17. If someone made a short film of your life, who would play you?
I don’t really care but it sure as heck would NOT be Angelina Jolie – can’t stand her and find her funny looking … YOU CAN NOT BE A HUMANITARIAN IF YOU STEAL SOMEONE’S HUSBAND!!!

18. What would your perfect afternoon consist of?
being outside, perhaps a hike with Ben, lil’ shopping @ an outdoor mall and then s quiet evening at home watching movies til I fell asleep

19. If you were a flower, what would you be?

Tell me a random thing.
I do not know how to burp

Question for ya ...

Any advice on how to get my Sigma SS187 clean? I have washed my Sigma brushes several times but I wonder if my new foundation (Maybelline 24 hr stay) is the cause of my dirty brush.
This morning after applying my face I decided to quickly rinse it out so it would be ready for tomorrow morning but the brush would not come clean. Tried shampoo (my usual go to cleaner) & some hand soap (naughty) but the tan tone remained on the lighter bristles :(
Maybe this foundation is just not gentle on brushes??? Any advice??? Oh, and have you taken a peek at Urban Decay's latest - Alice in Wonderland palette, check it out here @ THE NOTICE.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

25 Subscribers & a lil' more ...

Woo Whoo! I've reached a blog milestone - 25 subscribers. Not bad, I don't feel like any makeup-maven. For that many bloggers wanting to follow me means a bunch to me :)
I'm thinking of doing a follower giveaway sometime soon! I wanna have it be fun to enter so I will think of something!
On other thoughts, I broke my promise to myself and bought a new foundation BUT ONLY BECAUSE I felt like my current foundations are a bit warmtoned for me at the moment. I shed a couple of tears earlier this week and well, when I was pulling myself together I took a look in the mirror and WHOA! It looked like a mudslide - lol, when water runs down a hill of dirt and leaves a trail of where the water dug into the soil, that's how I felt and looked.
So, now I'm using Maybelline 24 hr Stay Foundation in Nude. I have to say, so far, so good! (Quite impressed with the shade selection actually. The boy helped me out) Has anyone else tried this? Any other drugstore suggestions???
Was also curious about a plumping lip gloss in the line @ Target called Soap & Glory (or something on that note) - Mother Pucker ... any testers out there??? Let me know your thoughts!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Currents

Not necessarily my Holy Grails but products that have been my "go to" lately (been using for over a month). MANY of these will soon be added to my Holy Grail list!
  • Jergen's Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer
  • Laura Geller Tinted Spackle UnderMakeup Primer
  • Laura Geller Phenomenal Foundation in Medium
  • Benefit Pressed Powder Get Even in 02 Medium or Stila's Sheer Pressed Powder in Medium
  • Laura Geller Ethereal Rose Baked Powder (blush)
  • Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Rose GoldBenefit High Beam


  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara or CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara


  • NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Lollipop & Tea Rose


  • Sigma Pro Complete Brush Set
  • & of course Clean & Clear Oil Blotting Sheets :)
p.s. I'm a tad over excited for tomorrow ... it's a do what I want makeup day! I don't work @ the mall tomorrow there for I don't have to do subtle makeup, yay! Maybe some Kat Von D??? Try out more of my NYX haul so I can update on that! It's not that you can't wear beautiful makeup it's just that I play it very safe with subtle/basic/neutral colors b/c I know how they will turn out

You can be a SuperModel in seconds ...

Never thought I would use this type of thing EVER! I've fallen in love with Benefit Cosmetics High Beam (I always wanna call it Moon Beam for some reason, so if I have a random reference to "Moon Beam" you won't be confused).

*after checking on Benefit Cosmetics' site I see that they do have a product called Moon Beam - NOT THE SAME PRODUCT

It's a luminating complexion enhancer - like a highlighter! Benefit calls High Beam - "Supermodel in a bottle" and I have to agree after adding a couple dabs of this stuff as a finishing touch to my makeup I feel like a Victoria's Secret Supermodel straight off the runway - angel wings & bra ;)

This is what Sephora says about High Beam: Benefit High Beam is an ethereal pink liquid highlighter that creates a radiantly dewy complexion. For an angelic sheen, this pink shimmering lotion adds a soft, natural afterglow.

I use it as a spot highlighter, applying it to my cheekbones, brow bones and inner coners of the eyes (cheeks are a must and so are the inner corners of the eyes - perfect for both of these!)

Cost: $24
Size: .45 fl oz

Pros: I feel like this is what I have been missing from my makeup collection

Quick and easy to apply just a lil' dab on cheekbones, inner eye, brow bones, cupid's bow (above lip) and blend with fingers

Since you use so lil' everytime this will last FOREVER
Heard that the best lighting to look your best in is candlelight or dimmed lighting??? Well this gives that effect all day long no matter where you go :)


Conclusion: ***** 5 stars out of 5 :)

Heart-broken ;(

I have decided (very last minute) that I will not be using my Sephora $20 off Gift Certificate. Really don't know how I am allowing myself to walk away from such a great offer.
*ah so just to let y'all know, I did mess around on and tried a few things in my cart. When I went to check out, my offer was not working - didn't say not valid, it's not even the deadline yet. So now even though I wasn't gonna use it, I'm pissed and have written to Sephora.
I'm gonna try and satisfy my beauty urges with drugstore brands. I definitely have my own mini-Sephora in my bathroom, or at least my collection of products will last me for quite a while.
The only thing is that there is always new advances in makeup - different products, techniques, looks, etc that it's gonna be difficult but I'm making a vow to not buy anything until at least my birthday @ the end of February. The whole idea that was discussed in an earlier post about finishing a product/hitting pan and then being able to buy something else @ that used up product's retail value isn't going to work for me - I just have too much!
I'm bummed that I have let myself indulge too much, although I love all my lil' beauty goodies I could do without many :(
A brightside to all this fuss, MORE REVIEWS, COLLECTIVE HAUL PICS : ) This blog will still be a-buzzin' & I will post like crazy - especially with Holiday break coming up! My afternoon job is with an elementary afterschool program so if school's out I have more free time!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I feel like I've been slacking ... and unfortunately I still am :(

It's been a long while since I've blogged on here. I haven't been busy with tests/schools and such although I did get another job :) If you followed my posts about a month ago you read that I had an interview that I nailed with Coach (if you didn't see the posts then you never will b/c I took them down - long story) and I have been loving it and very busy working there during the holiday season - Black Friday was CRAZY FUN working @ Coach :)
Anywho, I have an outrageous NYX haul from I think it was 20 items (really went out there on a lim b/c this was my first ever NYX purchase and I had never seen/touched NYX products). I have only tried/swatched some of the eye palettes and lip gloss (the gloss smells FANTASTIC and the swatches are amazing).
I will go into more detail in a future haul post (have yet to take a pic) but one of the palettes "for brown eyes" is labeled on the outside as "for blue eyes" and another eye palette has a random shadow in place of what is suppose to be in that place, and I opted for "Pop" lip gloss which apparently is a Halloween orange glitter gloss which was not at all how it appeared to be on my computer screen.
Also got a new Coach bag that is a lil' cutie and maybe some more Coach this weekend ;) And then there's Sephora's $20 "gift card" that I would love to use but as mentioned in a previous post I am trying to use up what I have before buying new (with the exception of my NYX haul).
Hope all is well with everyone during these pre-holiday season :) Anyone using their Sephora "gift card" email??? What ya getting???