Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MAC Foundation Update

Tonight I got on MAC's website to chat with a MAC Makeup Artist to see if they could not only steer me in the right direction on what type of liquid foundation to use but also to see if they could help me with a shade choice.

The outcome?
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

MAC Foundation ... Help Please!

I need your help! I wanna try some of the sets that MAC has on their website, I don't know if they are holiday sets (so they won't be available that much longer) or ones that are always listed.
I have never swatched or even been in a MAC store so I have no clue what color foundation to get. Currently I wear Laura Geller's Phenomenal Foundation in Medium and Maybelline 24hr Color Stay Foundation in Nude and Stila Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation in shade D ... are any of you a match out here??? What would you suggest for MAC Foundation???
Here are the kits I am looking @: (click on them to be sent to MAC's Website)
Are these sets good deals???

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Are you kidding me ...

Through January 25th NYX is having a sort of "Dollar Days"

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 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 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

Kathy Van Zeeland Sale!

I'm going through my closet and now it's time to give my Kathy Van Zeeland collection a better home. All my bags are USED but in NEW CONDITION - I "baby" my bags :) There is even a purple wallet that goes perfectly with the purple flower handbag!

I'm not setting any prices but I am taking reasonable offers. If you are interested please let me know by leaving me a comment or if you would rather email me for more pictures my email is I will accept payment through Paypal.

^^^ Purple Flowers SOLD ^^^

Saturday, January 9, 2010

You know it's FRICKIN' FREEZIN' when ...

Wow, this is crazy! I can't even tell you how many posts I have done lately but I have one last random post. I live in South Dakota (yep, it's SOUTH of NORTH DAKOTA) & no we don't live in Teepees (even the Native Americans have moved into houses) and we haven't rode around in covered wagons since the days of Laura Ingalls Wilder. We DO NOT however, have a SEPHORA - in that way South Dakota is definitely behind every other state (nearest one is in Omaha or the Twin Cities).
ANYWHO, it's currently - 18 (that lil' line in front of the 18 is NOT A DASH it's a NEGATIVE) degrees outside & that's not windchill!!! School hasn't been in session for the past 2 days because it's just too darn cold outside (school hasn't been cancelled in YEARS). It's not even considered a snow day, though we definitely have enough of it ... the weather has been breaking records lately. News reporters are saying that people should be outside for no more than 4 minutes at a time as to not get frostbite.
I think you get the picture. Someone here in Sioux Falls decided to chuck some hot water outta a cup and into the freezing cold air outside ... see the video here. The result - the water freezes into snowy dust before it even starts to fall to the ground!!! I thought this was so crazy that not only did I try it (yep, it works!) but I also woke up my mom around 1am just to show her :) It's amazing and I do believe South Dakota Department of Tourism should advertise it as a "Don't Miss Experience" right along with Wall Drug in a brochure! (click here if you haven't a clue what WALL DRUG is - seriously, there are signs all over the world saying how many miles 'til you reach Wall Drug)

Friday, January 8, 2010

like a Proud Momma ...

Where or where to begin ...
Introducing THE SPILL CANVAS, a group of amazingly talented guys from my hometown. They have gone so far already and I'm so happy for them. To make a LONG story SHORT - Nick (lead singer) started out as Spill Canvas while in highschool. His early stuff is amazing, I use to go and support him at our local coffee shops around town - little did I know back then what a boy sitting with up front with his guitar and a small table displaying his burned cds would turn into.
Nick tried the solo thing and another group but waited for 3 more bandmates (Joe, Landon, Dan) to graduate from highschool. Lol, it's kinda cute. And during the spring of 2004 The Spill Canvas was off recording their first cd between the usual senior year highlights - although I would beg to differ that their senior year memories are much more interesting than mine ;)
Anywho, songs from their upcoming album will be up on iTunes on the 12th and to put it lightly, I almost peed my pants when I heard some of their latest songs! Whenever I go to their shows I get so happy that they have been so successful - I think a lot of fellow classmates had their doubts but probably the same amount if not more knew they were definitely going somewhere. They have toured with Motion City Soundtrack (my opinion - much better on a recording), OneRepublic and been across to the UK!
Can't wait until they come back home after touring again to play for their hometown - it's always so special!
Here's Gateway Drug video:
Click here - ALL OVER YOU live ... at a show in Sioux Falls - hometown :) I get so excited to see 'em and get that warm fuzzy feeling that only some of my favorite alcoholic beverages can bring on ;)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What's in My Bag :)

My guilty obsession: Youtubing "What's in my bag" :) We have all found ourselves doing it, seeing inside a girl's deep canyon of secrets. I don't know what it is, but I always find myself interested in what is in other females' bags. Maybe to get tips on what is being carried and how to carry it - ahh, who am I kidding?! I'm just a curious lil' peeker ;)

Without further a due, here is what's inside my Zoe. I love WATCHING the videos but I have tried to do videos before and my camera is just not that high-tech :( Plus, I'm such a dork I don't need to have a video up for others to see and remind me of it, lol.

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 ;)

oil blotting sheets - a MUST for me

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!

Monday, January 4, 2010


It's OFFICIAL! I have finally sold my VS Pink Sweats :) Now I'll be putting up MANY Kathy Van Zeeland bags and some accessories including Versace Sunglasses! Let me know if there is any interest in any of these items so I can keep you updated and perhaps work out a deal for bloggers ;)
I still have to send out the sweats so it will be a couple of days before I list anymore but I wanna get it done by the weekend! It's all so exciting. Going to go through my room one last time before I go to bed tonight to find more to sell :)


Hmm ... where to start? So my boy and I wanted to give my grandparents the Wii game Carnival Games for Christmas but with all my shifts at the mall during the holiday and trying to celebrate Christmas with his family and mine we ran short on time. We had called around to several place to try and locate this game but weren't able to get our hands on the game by the time Christmas Eve came along.

Tonight I found Carnival Games for Wii @ Target! My grandparents are just the cutest thing with their Wii :) They went to help one of their grandsons with his house one weekend, fell in love with Wii and bought one of their own shortly there after! So anyway, if you are not familar with Carnival Games you gotta check it out! It's just like when I use to go to Gigglebee's as a child - an arcade that use to be in my hometown. My grandparents use to take me there a lot when I was little and I remember my grandma LOVED to win me tickets on Skee Ball and that's one of them on Carnival Games - plus balloon darts, shooting ducks, dunk tank, etc.

Getting to the point ... I PURPOSELY PAID for the game IN THE ELECTRONICS SECTION so that I wouldn't be tempted to add more to my shopping basket while walking up to the cash registers. Well, to get back to the front of Target where the cash registers are located, I HAD to WALK BY the MAKEUP section ;)

I had an idea that some kind of markdowns would be on some of the makeup on the end caps - DING DING DING - had I made a bet I would have won! There were several "gift sets" for the holidays from Gemma Kid, Sonia Kasuk, ELF, etc. Immediately I was like, Screw the budget - which has been running through my head a lot lately, lol. I found ELF gift sets which I was super excited about b/c I have never tried ELF but saw the gift sets earlier (they ran for $3 to $10 originally and were now marked down to $2.10 to $7). I caved and bought several ELF sets and a cute lil' Sonia Kasuk mini brush set to keep in my bag.

Oh, and for some reason Maybelline had some of their eyeshadow trios marked down to $2 - something, so of course that was a no brainer ;) I also saw Maybelline's newest shadows Eyestudio Duos and Quads, @ least here in the States the marblized ones that are similar to MAC and Laura Geller. The display of shadows stopped me in my tracks! So beautiful but I couldn't get over how tiny the Quads were! Anywho, I passed on the Eyestudio Duos and Quads - figured, I don't need them now and that Walgreens will probably be doing a "2fer sale" soon ... or so I hope!

So here's the pics of my Target haul ...

I'm very excited to test out ELF and see what all the hype is about. On another note, if there was any question before as to if I was an obessive/complusive beauty buyer the answer is now obvious - my NYX haul that I was impatiently waiting for around Thanksgiving time - yep, not only to I have to still post pics (or take them for that matter) but I have only used the lipglosses! Which I love, the scent is AMAZING!!!