Thursday, January 28, 2010

Awesome Valentines Day Giveaway!!!!

Hey everyone! I missed blogging and all my readers so much. I haven't been doing any post because my desktop crashed. Its in the process of getting fixed or I might as well buy a new one. I am currently using my neice's laptop so thanks Am-am ^_^

On the other hand, I have really great news. I was contacted by Ms. Amber Humphries (assistant director of public relations) of 21st Cenutry Formulations about an awesome giveaway by Skin MD

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The giveaway went live last week and will end Feb 8th to allow enough time
for shipping before Valentines Day. For entry into the giveaway visit their
entry page
and
enter in your name and email address. They also have additional entries available.

The prize basket is valued at $100 and contains the following
- Bottle of Skin MD Natural shielding lotion
- Bottle of Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 shielding lotion
- One pound of See's dark assorted chocolates
- Pack of Starbucks VIA Ready brew coffee pouches
- Kiss Me coffee mug
- A Cuddly teddy bear
- Lollipop Bouquet

So what are you guys waiting for? Skin MD is a such a great product. I use their face lotion everyday and night and It works so well and, I'm sure it will work well for you as well ^_^

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TIP of the day. Make your eyeliner stay.

Hello readers, I apologize for the lack of comment response. My internet has been messing up for a couple of days and, I havent been able to visit everyone's blog. Also, Its kind of difficult to keep up with everyone. But I try my best. So thank you for all the comments, awards, nominations and for your time.

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Using an eyeliner is a great way to define one's eyes. On the other hand, they tend to fade and melt away easily and will sometimes give you racoon eyes by the end of the day. In my opinion, it doesn't metter if its a high end or low end brand eyeliner. It will fade. So heres a quick tip to prevent that.

Tip: Set your eyeliner with an eyeshadow powder

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Apply your favorite eyeliner pencil on your waterline. I used black.

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Use an angled brush and dip into a similar color eyeshadow. Tap off the excess!!! you don't want to get too much product on your water line.

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Gently pat it on where you applied the eyeliner. This will set the eyeliner in place.

Try it! and I hope this helps ^_^

Keep in mind that this tip may or may not work for everyone, so do it at your own risk. Also, I do not recomment this tip if you wear contact lenses because irritation may occur. Read the comments below to find out how it worked for my readers. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

FOTN: I don't have a date on Valentines day look.

This look is to all the single ladies out there. Just because you are single, it doesn't mean that you can't go out and have fun on Valentines day. I created a fun and flirty look that will go great with a group of girlfriends, a pair of heels and a sexy number . So get your brushes ready and your most dramatic falsies and enjoy the look ^_^
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eyes:
Avon Anew anti-aging concealer in medium as a primer/base
Mark Espresso e/s brushed lighty above the crease (this will be the transition color from crease to browbone)
Mark Corset e/s applied on the crease half way and lower lashline
Mac Yogurt e/s in the inner corner and 1/3 of the lid and on the browbone as a highlight
Mac Romping e/s on the rest of the lid
Urban Decay Oilslick e/s to deepen the crease and outer corner
Stila Smudge Pot in black on the upper lash line
Physicians Formila Organix wear eyeliner in Black Night on the water line
dramatic falsies

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face:
Skin MD moisturizer
Avon Magix face perfector as a face primer
Revlon Color Stay liquid foundation in Golden Caramel
Almay line smoothing concealer in medium
Mac Mineralized Skin Finish in Medium deep to set the foundation.
Avon smooth minerals blush in Hearty Peach applied on the apples of the cheek
Milani Mosaic blush in After Glow for contouring the cheek and jawbone.


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lips:
Carmex to moisturize the lips
Almay line smoothing concealer in medium for the perfect nude ( you can also use your liquid foundation instead)
NYX round lipgloss in clear.

The hellokitty earrings I'm wearing is from Ms. Juli of Sanctuary Jewelry  http://jusanctuary.blogspot.com/
She makes beautiful jewelry and you guys should check out out. Thank you so much Juli!!!

Have a great one!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

CVS crazy haul AGAIN!!

Can you blame me? A 75% off sale on  makeup is too hard to pass. I know I already did a CVS haul on my previous post but I had to go back and get some more. The makeup products on sale varied from diffrent CVS so I went to 2 other CVS pharmacies.

2nd haul
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Revlon color stay eyeshadow
Milani
Physicians Formula
L'oreal Hip
(will edit later)

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These Maybelline lipsticks were marked 50% off but the cashier said they were 75% off whoo hoo!. Other CVS had them on 50% off.

3rd Haul from another CVS
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Physicians Formula
Milani
Rimmel
(will edit later)

Here are some photos of the makeup with the green and red stickers just to give you an example what it looked like inside the store.

Milani face products. I love their bronzers and blushes.
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Milani nail polish
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Rimmel cream eyeshadows
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Rimmel blushes
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Physicians Formula lipglosses and eyeliners. I love these!
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I asked the cashier when is the sale going to end. She said "whenever we ran out of it". So that means you can still check out your local CVS and take advatage of this awesome sale.

Oh and thank you fellow bloggers and Recessionista of http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/
for all the sales alert and update.You guys are the best!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

FOTD: Physician's Formula Organic Neutral Eyes

Hey readers! My neice Elizabeth came up with the name for this look. She called it Organic Neutral because I mostly used Physicians Formula Organic Wear makeup. I used the shimmery light pink and light brown eyeshdows with a tad of black on the eyes and shimmery metallic neutral lipgloss for the lips. (I got them at CVS for 75% off. Everything was $1.99 each ). This look is great for an everyday look.

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face:
Mac Studio Fix in NC42 (liquid foundation)
Nars duo concealer in Custard for under the eyes (one shade lighter than your skintone)
Mark Powder Buff in Golden to set the foundation (a pressed powder foundation)
Avon smooth mineral blush in Golden Glow (a neutral blush to a sunkissed glow to the cheeks)
Milani Mosaic blush in After Glow to contour the face (medium tone bronzer) I love this stuff!

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eyes:
Almay line smoothing concealer in medium as a base/primer
Physicians Formula Organic wear eyeshadow duo in Hazel eyes. Light pink e/s all over the lids and brown e/s on the crease and lower lashline.
Mac e/s in Shroom on the brow bone as a highlight
Chanel Winter Nights quad (black e/s) applied lightly on the crease for a slight definition
Mark eyemarker in Java (dark brown e/l) on the upper lash line
Physicians Formula Organic wear eyeliner in Black Night (deep black e/l) on the water line
Maybelline Big Lash mascara upper and bottom lashes

Physicians Formula Organic e/s duo in Hazel Eyes
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Physicians Formula Organic e/l in Black Night
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lips:
DuWop lip venom as a lip primer. You can use a any lip balm
Wet and Wild l/l in willow (a nude lip liner)
Physicians Formula Organic wear lipgloss in Super Ginger (Shimmery metallic nude)

Physicians Formula Organic wear in Super Ginger = LOVE!!!
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I can't get enough of this lipgloss. I even bought another one as a back up ^_^

I'm glad I got to try the Physicians Formula makeup line and, I am so pleased with the quality. I'm not really into Organic makeup and I dont know much about them but this stuff is really awesome. I will do a review very soon.

Have a great week everyone!!

Why do Asians throw peace signs in pictures??

Hey readers! This post is just for fun. In one of my previous posts, http://iambeautiful20.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-year-new-bangs.html
 I asked everyone if they knew why Asians throw peace signs in pictures because my boyfriend wants to know ^_^. My good friend Jazya sent me a comment on facebook in reagrds to this question. I copied and pasted her comment below.

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Jayza Baylon- hi becky! u know y asians do a lot of peace signs in pictures? here's the history according to my sister's japanese friend.. it all started with the japanese. they asked little kids to pose like that in pictures to promote world peace. everybody thinks it cute at the same time meaningful..so kids, teens and even adults pose like that..soon more neighboring countries like korea and taiwan follow..until it spread like swine flu all over asia esp in PI cuz of koreanovelas and chinovela invasions..lol! *kawaii* (^^,)v (i hope it answers kiko's question) happy new year to both of u. mwah!

Also, one of my blogger friend Louzee did a post about this http://listentolouzee.blogspot.com/2009/11/why-do-asians-do-that.html .Check out her blog!

Have a good one everyone!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Review: Revlon 12 Hour Eyeshadow in Stonewash Denim and EOTD

Hello, readers! I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I was able to purchase Revlon's 12 Hour Eyeshadow quad in Stonewash Demin at my local CVS for 75% off. It retails for $6.99 but I was able to get it for $1.75. I was so excited to try it out and share my thoughts .

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photo source (http://www.google.com/)

Specification

WHAT: Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow features a patented technology that stops the shadow from flaking, fading and smudging for up to 12 hours. Compact includes 2 sponge shadow applicators. Fragrance free. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers. (source: http://www.ulta.com/)


PACKAGING:
It comes in a small black compact made of plastic. It has a decent size window to see the 4 eyeshadows inside. The compact is 3 1/2" in length, 2" in width, and 1/2" in depth. It also came with 2 tiny sponge tip applicators.

COLORS: based on my judgement
                  1. light white smoke (it looks white in the quad)
                  2. cool pale baby blue
                  3. cool light slate greyish blue
                  4. cool dim gray

Other quads are available in Copper Spice, Coffee Bean , Neutral Khakis , Sandstorm , Blushed Wines, In the Buff, Spring Moss, Stonewash Denim, Sterling Rose  and Berry Bloom.

PRICE: retails for $6.99 but you can get them at BOGO (Buy one, get one free or 50% off) at drugstores and drugstore.com if they are on promotion. I purchased mine for $1.75 since CVs is having their 75% on most of their cosmetics.

INGREDIENTS:
Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polypropylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Nylon-12, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Zinc Stearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Methicone, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben.

May contain: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Blue No. 1 Lake, Yellow No. 5 Lake, Red No. 40 Lake.


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SWATCHES

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without any base. The colors seems to be more brighter in person.
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...with concealer as a base. The camera washed out the colors and you cant seem to tell the difference between lighter colors but trust me its more nicer in person.
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underneath a dark base.
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PROS:
-The packaging is compact and light weight.
-The texture of the eyeshadows are silky and smooth. Its quite nice.
-I must say that the pigmentation is okay.I feel like the #3 cool light bluish lavander appeared more pigemented on the lids compare to #4 cool dim gray. I do have to say that you need a color base underneath so the colors would show up more.
-Very user friendly. There is an easy to follow instructions at the back of the quad on how to use the colors.
-The price is awesome.
-The staying power of the eyeshadow is pretty good underneath a good eye primer.
-This quad is perfect for everyday use and perfect for a hint of color in their eyes.

CONS:
-Packaging seems to be flimsy so be careful not to drop it.
-I had a difficult time making the color appear on my lids using an eye shader brush. I suggest using a sponge tip applicator or your fingers to apply the colors. Pat on the colors!

Final thought:
I actually love this quad. Don't expect an "in your face" pigmentation from the colors because I dont think its meant for a bright look. The colors are perfect for a hint of color for a day time. Also, the quad is perfect for beginners because it is very user friendly.


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Add falsies for a dramatic effect.
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^_^

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year, New BANGS!!

I got bangs!!!

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...thanks to boredom and Rachel Ray kitchen shears! Yes, I did it myself and kitchen shears worked just fine ^_^ I still can't believe I did it lol. I have been wanting a new look without sacrificing the length of my hair and getting bangs is the way to go. I look very different and, I really love it ^_^

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I was very careful not to cut my bangs too short so I was cutting my hair little by little. I thought about side bangs but eh... I've done it before so why not go for something totally different like straight bangs. This look is very bold and its something I never thought would work but it does and, I'm happy I did it.

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I cut my bangs with my hair dry so I can see the real length.

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I know they dont look perfect but it will do for now. Once it grows a bit then I will go to a salon to get them really straight.

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I finally got to see the movie AVATAR in 3d with my boyfriend. It is really a must see! The movie had amazing special effects and, and 3d effect made it even better.

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We went to Johnny Rockets for some fatty burgers and milkshakes.

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I thought I post this pic of my boyfriend smiling. He's smiling!!! He never smiles in pictures. I took it when he asked me, "Why do Asians do this a lot in pictures?" then threw peace signs lol.

Does anyone know the answer to this question? Write it down in the comment ^_^ ( I'm Asian and I do it too lol)

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I hope everyone is having a great day!