Saturday, February 26, 2011

Makeup haul & new camera!

(L to R: OPI Black Shatter, Maybelline Eyestudio, Cover Girl Nature Luxe, Maybelline FIT Me!, Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Mascara)

First let me say i've been looking for the OPI Shatter nailpolish since FOREVER! I finally have it, and I love it! It dries so quickly, the shatter happens as soon as you put the polish on! I'm currently wearing it over Pure Ice's Hot Tamale.

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner: I've never used a gel liner before, so I was kind of worried about spending my money on something I wasn't sure if id even be decent at using. But I went ahead and got it anyway. You won't know until you go, right? It turns out i'm better at using gel liner than I am at using liquid liner! Hooray! Like I said, this is the first gel liner i've tried, so I can't compair it to anything. But the one thing I noticed is it's staying power. I put it on early in the AM, and by the time I got home later that night it still looked like I had just put it on. It's smooth and easy to put on. I'm definitly using this from now on instead of liquid liner!!

Cover Girl Nature Luxe: I got this tinted lip balm in the color Tulip. For some reason I really like the smell of it. It smells kind of sweet! Not that smell is a big seller for me, I just happened to notice the scent, lol! The color this balm gives my lips is wonderful! It's a nice hint of pink without being too bright or over-bearing! It's also pretty glossy. My only complaint is that the balm itself is thin. You don't get a whole lot of product in the tube.

Maybelline FIT Me! Foundation: I never wear foundation. Not because I have amazingly perfect skin, but because every one I would try felt so heavy and cakey on my face. I've read so many great reviews, and seen many on youtube, about this foundation. I had to give it a try! Let me just say, I LOVE IT! It feels weightless on my skin!!! It gives great coverage, goes on smoothly and blends so well! I'm not sure if I like the dewey look it gives, i'm pretty indifferent about it I suppose. But I am so happy I purchased this foundation. It's the first decent one i've tried in a loooong time!! I'm in the shade # 115 (hey, I haven't started tanning yet, hehe!). It's the perfect shade for me, it matches so well! I definitly recommend this for anyone who's looking for a great light-weight foundation.

Hard Candy ginormous Lash Mascara: I've only been using this for two days, so I can't say much about it so far (growth wise). This mascara claims it's "infused with growth serum". As a general mascara, it kind of sucks. It doesn't make my lashes longer or more defined. They pretty much look the same, with or without the mascara on. I'm going to give it 2 weeks to see if my lashes 'grow' at all.

On a non-makeup related note: I GOT A NEW DIGI CAM! *does a happy dance*

It's a pink Sanyo! I really wanted it because it was 14 mega pixels, which way better than my old camera. I was initially looking at the Canon Cool Pix camera, but it was only 12 mega pixels, and more expensive! I'm going to be taking pictures of everything, so watch out!

I also got a hair cut! It was just about 2 inches. I got my layers re-done. Tomorrow i'm dying it dark brown. Right now it's brown with blonde-ish highlights. Plus about an inch and a half of my roots are showing! I just want it all one color. I'll post pics once im done!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Preparing for Baby Alex!

I went to Walmart today because they had a crib on sale and I wanted to see what it looked like. It turns out it's a crib AND changing table set! It was the color I wanted too!! So now i'm the proud owner of a new crib and changing table for Baby Alex! :-D

(this pic is from the box, not of what the actual nursery looks like lol!)

And of course big brother had to help grandpa push the crib out to the truck! He's such a good little helper!! ♥ ♥  I can't wait for Alex to arrive! BabyCakes is going to be such an awesome big brother!!

Back to class tomorrow! We're drawing blood again. I'm not as nervous as I was last time. I already did it once on someone and the instructor said I did it like a pro! So this second time should be easy peasy!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Millions of Lashes?

I picked up L'Oreal's Voluminous Million Lashes mascara yesterday. I wouldn't exactly say it gives you millions of lashes, but it is a pretty good mascara! It seperates all your lashes with NO CLUMPS! Yes, I said it, no clumps. It's not a lenghtening mascara or anything, but it definitly does improve the look of my lashes. If I don't put on any masacara, it looks like I have no lashes at all.

Not the best before & after, but you can see that I barely have any visible lashes at all! :-( I really like this masacara, especially how it seperates my lashes and defines each one!
Before class yesterday I paired it with Maybelline's Falsies mascara and my lashes looked AH-MAY-ZING! I think i've finally found the perfect mascara pair for me! <3

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Trip to Ulta + Sally's

Before class I took a quick trip to Ulta to try and find OPI's Black Shatter nail polish. Of course they were sold out. So while I was there I picked up an EOS chapstick and some China Glaze polish i've been looking for for a while. I've been looking for a Tiffany blue color, and someone recommended For Audrey.

I did a 'test nail' and I really like how the color looks! I put on one coat of polish and that seemed to be enough. I put on a second coat anyway. It's so smooth and glossy!

I got the EOS chapstick (lipgloss?) in Passion Fruit. I've been using it all day! It smells (and tastes) divine! Its not sticky at all. And so far, it's super moisturizing!

Right next door to Ulta is Sally's Beauty Supply. I walked over there thinking maybe they'd have to OPI polish I was looking for. It turns out they don't even sell OPI brand polish! While I was looking around though I found some adorable little polishes. They're Sally's Girl brand (store brand). I picked out a hot pink (more like Day-Glo pink!) and a pretty silvery/pink glitter polish to go over it. I figured it would look cute for Valentines Day. I also got a little bottle of cuticle oil. Its made with orange blossom oil and it smells sooooo good!

The camera made the sparkles look black, but its super sparkly, I swear! The only problem I have with the Sally's Girl nail polish is the pink polish is really matte. I thought it'd be even just a little shiney, but its very very matte. Which is okay because i'm putting the glittery clear polish on top of it.

I had another mid-term at school today. We had to draw blood. Easy peasy! I finished pretty quickly and got to leave early. So I went and had my eyebrows waxed. I was way over-due for a brow wax! The lady who did it made them a little bit thinner than usual, but it looks pretty good.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tea for me!

Has anyone else tried this? I was in the store looking for the Naked juice and couldn't find it, so I picked this out instead. It was sooooo good! I may just get one every day! All i've been wanting lately is Brisk Lemon Tea, now I think i've found a replacement! This is a bit more expensive, but so good! So worth it!

School was eh... We had a mid-term that I bombed, horribly. I won't lie, I didn't study. I tried to cram a half hour before the test. I still failed. I probably would have done worse if I wouldn't have cramed at all. Thats no excuse though. At least I got to leave class early once I was done with my test. I came home and had lunch, watched ANTM reruns and then picked up my Babycakes. ♥

While I was writing this blog Babycakes climbed up on the bed behind me and decided to play stylist.

He's so cute lol! I turned on my webcam while he was doing it and took a pic. Once he realized the webcam was on and he could see me on the computer too, he went nuts! He'd look at the screen and say "Mama?!?!?!" and then look back and me and say "MAMA!!!!!!" and then go back and forth.

I love my goober-butt!!