Wednesday, November 3, 2010
AKA I'm on a budget - I had been doing good but Sephora's Friends and Family 20% was burning a hole through my pocket & I finally caved and placed not one but 2 orders via internet tonite. I usually place in $50 amounts to take advantage of samples or numerous freebie codes but tonite I placed one large order and then after digging around on makeupalley (my new love affair). I found swatches of the $10 NARS duo Wicked and Cheyenne and had 10mins to rack up my order to $50. May sound easy but I wanted to keep it as close to $50 as possible and I made it literally without a minute to spare! I kept looking @ the clock, clicking as fast as possible and my order placement was right @ 12:59 am (I had the convenience of being Central Time - worked as a disadvantage to my checking).
Anyway I think I'm going to hold out and do a haul once my box lands on my doorstep ;)
This past wkend was Halloween, just incase you have been living under a rock - my ideas started with everyone telling me to be Jersey Shore's Snooki to Kat Von D (wayyy too light for my skintone) to resorting to my highschool cheerleading uniforms (somewhere between graduatuion and now I got an ass - could button and get on the shell but my butt hung out horribly) and asking guy friends to borrow their football jerseys ... final result???
Drumroll please ... LADYBUG!!! Was completely inspired (& copied for that matter) Dulce Candy's tutorial :) I was all about the makeup and being girly this Halloween and had a blast creating it!
My girlfriend since middle school, Bridget - nothing but trouble when we use to get together back in the day and I'm happy to say NOTHING HAS CHANGED :) She was a Black-eyed 'P' ... she wore a black shirt with a gold 'P' on it and she was so darn cute! The best part of my costume was the makeup ... it was very last minute (I was scheduled to close @ the mall but my lovely manager let me leave early) and one of my coworkers ran around the mall for me looking for lady bug wings - she found child ones @ Claires along with headband antennas for me! They worked but I just wore black shirt and leggings and black heels for the rest of the costume.
P.S. this even surprised me, I had NO RED EYESHADOW in my stash!!! I mean, I don't recall ever wanting one but I figured even last year's Blockbuster Palette by Sephora would have something close ... NADA! So I spurged on a MUFE shadow :( Gotta find a use for this darn thing!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Probably about a month ago, I was informed that Too Faced was holding a contest for - gosh, I don't even remember what the specific reason was but the 1st 200 contestants would receive a LashGASM mascara --- well I got two!
I'm not sure how new the mascara is but I'm excited to try it and and give my review shortly!
They are fullsized and retail for $21 so I'm quite excited that all I had to do was enter a picture and submit my email address and WHAM BAM, THANK YOU TOO FACED - I have 2 Full Sized LashGASM Mascaras to try out :)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Lemme say that I have never been a Too Faced Addict --- I swear by their Too Faced Shadow Insurance but that's about it. I have tried their Glamour to Go II but the shadows were ehhh to say it best and liked the blush and the lippies but that's as far as my love affair with Too Faced went.
Then I saw this DEAL on Sephora under 'Sale' and couldn't wait to be my hands on it ... LITERALLY CHECKED my TRACKING INFO EVERYDAY WAITING FOR MY PACKAGE
I fell for the shadows INSTANTLY - even the sorta yellow toned white shadow, Pin Up impressed me. It also includes 3 more shadows --- Peep Show (beigey pink), Full Frontal (shimmering deep brown), and Lucky Charms (deep green).
The palette also includes 2 cheekers --- Papa Don't Peach (peachy shimmering blush that HAS TO COMPLIMENT EVERY LADY) and Sun Bunny (subtle, buildable bronzer half and half of light and a hint darker).
Then there are two lippies --- lipgloss that I'm not drooling over Tropical Pink (pink, though mine is half clear/half pink sparkly gloss) and Free Love a perfect beige pink nude lip stick that I would love to buy full size!
Anywho, I finally decided to let ya'll know about htis --- though you had to of seen it on Sephora for a good month. I just bought another one last nite! AAAHHHHH! I know right, a lil' overkill perhaps but I might give it as a gift too --- NOT, lol.
I know it sucks I have no swatches but I guarantee the pics are true to life ... I will try and put up swatches --- I feel like I contaminate and waste makeup but doing that but I will get over it ;)
Oh, and minor detail - it lights up too.
I give 5 STARS --- WAYYY UP THERE!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Three names I go by: ashley, ash, carter
Three jobs I have had: baseball stadium (loved it), elementary afterschool program, Coach
Three places I have lived: House, Townhouse, Dorm
Three favorite drinks: Water, Tropicana Orange Juice w/ Calcium, Liquid Cocaine (SoCo, Amarreto, Orange & Pinapple Juice)
Three TV shows I watch: Real Housewives, Big Bang Theory, Ghost Adventures
Three places I have been: Bahamas, California, Caribbean
Three places I would like to visit: New York, Spain, Paris
Three favorite old TV shows: I Love Lucy, The Nanny, Get Smart
Three favorite dishes: Grill Chicken with Lemon Pepper & Lemon Juice, Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli, Steak
Three makeup/beauty products I cannot live without: Mascara, Moisturizer, Oil blotting sheets
Three things I’m looking forward to: Summer, a special someone ;) & 4th of July
Friday, April 23, 2010
You have to share 12 likes, 1 love and 8 hates!
Unfortunately, this isn't going to be a beauty blog as I'm not at home and really can't think of any beauty goodies to blog about at the moment.
First of all, can't believe how far into 2010 we are already! I decided to make a list of 10 Amazing Somethings in 2010 but my list has yet to even begin :( I've gotten outta some rather what could have been sticky situations and am loving life once again!
I'm starting to focus on my education, AGAIN (I went for 3 yrs after highschool and then was beyond burnt out). Still not eager to go back to school but I wanna start doing something with my life and have found out the hard way that it's pretty difficult to get the ball rolling without some kind of college degree. And when the time comes that there is that special someone who I'm crazy about (or rather he is crazy enough to wanna romantize me for the rest of my life) I wanna be able to build a life WITH him and contribute.
Sooo, that is where I am at right now. Trying to work on my spending habits - where the heck did my savings account go??? It was here just last summer, lol. I'm gonna try and be on here more like when I first discovered blogspot.com but it will not be like, 'Sephora Haul' lol
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
It's been brought to my attention that I have been lacking on blogging and I feel guilty. For me, I have to be in the mood and (of course) have something to blog about. If you saw my bathroom cabinets you would be like, "girl, get blogging!"
Back in November, I dove into NYX Cosmetics - well actually let's call it a Belly Flop w/ a HUGE SPLASH! My order was over 3lbs!!! CRAZY - especially b/c I had NEVER seen/tried NYX before only heard reviews on youtube and through blogs.
Well, I have finally put a dent in some of the products ...
NYX The Caribbean Collection 5 Color Eyeshadow Palette - I Dream of Jamaica
- HOLY GRAIL --- flippin love this palette *** gorgeous netural/smokey eyes - you can do either with this palette
- Application is simple and Blending is quick and easy
- The darker shadows can be used for lining *** one of the shadows can be used as a highlighter & inner corner of eyes
- Great Pigmentation - a lil' goes a LONGGG way
No joke - I said HOLY GRAIL!!! I have already had scary thoughts about what I would do if I were without this palette.
It goes w/out saying for me that IF I REVIEW SHADOWS WITH RAVE REVIEWS --- Staying Power is Great!!! *** I ALWAYS USE PRIMER before applying shadow so staying power based on the shadow alone I NEVER CONSIDER
***Pics to come!!!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Rebekah said to go with MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID and shade NW 35
Lol, I had to describe what celeb my skintone was closest with (not expecting that one) - JESSICA ALBA and if my veins were blue or green - BLUE
I don't know, I think I will stick with NW (neutral warm - I have pink undertones) but go a number lower (NW 25) or so ... it seems dark b/c it's one of the last shades pictured
Now I just need the paycheck to try these out!
Special THANK YOU GOES OUT TO BOOBOO & LORIEN BEAUTYLOVE for their much appreciated comments :)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
There are so many goodies online for ONLY A DOLLAR!!! You would not believe how many items I had in my shopping cart - Everything I clicked into my shopping cart was only $1 and my total was well over $20 (I figured I might as well take advantage of eyeshadows and lipglosses for only a buck).
But sadly, when I went to check out - there is only one shipping option for South Dakota (might be more options depending on where you live) and it was over $15 so basically I was no longer getting such a good deal :(
AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF --- NYX mentions in lil red print that it could take up to 30 DAYS for your goodies to come to your doorstep!!! ARE YOU FRICKIN' KIDDING ME?! I guess when a sale is going on you have to sacrifice a lot just to get your "bargain"
I would normally place a link when I talk about something specific - especially a sale but I'm so frickin' torked off that there is no way I am ordering OR SUPPORTING NYX COSMETICS.com by adding a link. I don't think so!
So I guess I didn't need all that junk but oh boy how much fun would it have been to open up that box of beauty goodies!!! I will stick with CherryCulture.com where I have ordered my NYX products from in the past - plus they give you points for the dollars you spend ... like Sephora, it takes a while to get the points rolling but hey @ least it's something.
On another note, I have gone crazy with Coach purchases lately - seriously swear I am getting paid in Coach :S Plus I need to ramble about my $10 Steals from Sephora ...
Until next time, can't wait to read all your guys latest blogs :)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
^^^ Purple Flowers SOLD ^^^
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
WOW :0 I couldn't believe I had this much STUFF in my bag! I don't feel like it's necessary to list everything so here's a quick/brief run-through ...
Just your average planner (I don't even pretend to be busy enough or important enough to NEED a planner - just starting using when I got my mall job so that I could keep track of all my shifts and on calls.
Earmuffs - lol, I feel like a dork but I use these when I have recess duty. Mom knew I needed them ;)
The deodorant in the ziplock baggy - I CONSTANTLY FORGET to put on deodorant when I'm leaving for work (just always in a rush bc I wait til the last minute to get ready) and remember when I'm in the car @ a red light or later
Lil' Baby Powder - use this in my hair when it gets greasy. I wash my hair 3 times a wk (I shower more than that!) b/c it's so baby-thin that once it's styled I don't wanna mess with it and if I curl it, the curl usually stays for several days
Large Poppy Zip Around Wallet - I do NOT LIKE ZIP AROUND WALLETS nor do I like LARGE WALLETS but for some reason after showing this to dozens of customers during the holiday season I fell in love with this wallet. The rich brown and gold coloring are my favorite and I love the coral Coach tag on the zipper pull. the inside is perfect for checkbook storage and it has a large zipper for coins plus an extra pocket on the back and front besides your slots for cards :)
The other Small Poppy Zip Around Wallet is keeping my camera safe ;) I wanted it and that was my reason for needing it, lol. Actually the card slots on the inside will be perfect for memory card storage/batteries/maybe a cord???
As far as the purple one goes - nothing in it yet, just had to have it. It's a pretty purple jeweled metallic mini skinny & it was the last one ;)
and here is my "make up bag" ... not a cutesy lil' bag like normal - I changed to this clear one that I had received from Lancome b/c when I leave my mall job they have to go through EVERYTHING in your bag and since this is clear I don't even have to open it for them - saves time especially when you are closing @ the mall and you just wanna get outta there as soon as possible ;)
lil mirror case that I keep my bobbypins & jewelry for work in
Bandaid Friction Stick - looks like a mini deodorant but you rub it on your skin wherever your shoe may irritate your skin and it prevents pain and blisters. I swear by it!
Estee Lauder Pinkberry Lipstick - love the scent of Estee Lauder lipstick and the color is a pinky-nude
Proactiv Advance Blemish Treatment - apply to a bump/blemish and it will reduce the redness and swelling before your eyes - goes on clear so perfect to use daily
Teasing comb from Sally's Beauty - I have one in my bag and one at home. I use this to go through my hair when wet, to style, it's my essential!