Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Japanese Nail Art

Been meaning to post this for months but I've been sooo busy! So my very talented friend has been pampering my fingertips the past few months and just wanted to share with you girls her beautiful artwork. She literally spends hours on my nails. I've never had my nails done before other than an airbrush and manicure years ago. It's gonna be hard if I ever wanna go back to natural nails lol


Just got these done last night - 3D art!!






















It took so much time to apply the gold rhinestones one by one






















When I first got the bio gel done: Sparkle gel and blinging rhinestones






















Natural nails - Freehand nail art - yes i have retarted tiny fingernails =(

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Too much shopping...

...that's the main problem when you work in a major retail mall! =(

I know I've been MIA...really busy with school and work...and DJ Hero! (holler if you play lol) Got most of these a while ago but didn't have time to post...keep forgetting to take pics too! Been doing a lot of clothes shopping lately so let me know if you guys would be interested in that =)

From Magic, Mirth, and Mischief: Ever So Rich Cremesheen and Blue Sorcery Mineralized Eye Shadow (Got both of these with B2M)
Lipstick is Pretty Please (Permanent)




































The teal is gorgeous but the glitter is pointless



















Mayhem Mineralized Eyeshadow (The pigmentation and texture of these MES improved a lot)
Kind of bummed that both Mayhem and Blue Sorcery has the exact same glitter


















I'm like the last person who needs more brushes but yea I couldn't resist...213 and 231 brushes



























Just another refill - love this stuff, I definitely recommend this over the Quo brush cleanser, but if you guys do own the Quo brush cleanser, save the spray bottle for the MAC one =)

























From Bath & Body Works, Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Spray (during their buy 3 get 3 free sale, I split with a friend)


















From Sephora's Sweet Deal, I think this was between $6-8, I don't see much difference with this...I also bought the Oscar dry shampoo for $9 and Benefit's creaseless shadow kit for $14 (all part of their sweet deals), I passed on the Bare Minerals lipgloss for $9


























From Sephora's V.I.B sale, I had no clue on what to get, after tons of debating I settled on the MUFE kit...I'm currently using MAC's prep and prime powder...still haven't touched this yet though
















On Friday, the Body Shop was having a 3 for $30 sale...I got a mango body butter which I have always wanted, foundation and powder brushes....saved $39 in total =) But damn it sure was hard narrowing my choice down to 3 things and I wasn't in the mood to spend another $30 lol


































Early Christmas gifts from Mom <3













Shoppers Drug Mart was having Lancome Gift with Purchase (I think minimum $34 purchase) so I got the lipgloss set and the vibrating mascara set

And got two sets of these:


















I'm really impressed with the eyeshadow quad shades

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

*CLOSED* HARAJUKU LOVERS CONTEST

Enter to win $250 worth of Harajuku Lovers perfume along with a charm bracelet!
Comment on my youtube video to win! Sorry Canadian residents only!















Official Rules & Regulations

The Contest will run from October 14, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) [ET] to October 21, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. [ET].

The contest is sponsored by Coty Canada Inc. and Matchstick Inc. The contest is hosted by jooLee .

1. To Enter, No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Limit of one (1) entry per household, per person, per email address.

Enter online:
Go to jooLee during the Contest Period, complete the fulfill contest entry specifics and submit as instructed. Any attempt or suspected attempt to enter more than once shall be deemed as tampering and will void all of your entries. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or entry methods not authorized by these rules will void all entries affected by such methods and shall also be deemed as tampering and will void all of your entries.

General Conditions of Entry
By entering this contest, all entrants consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information by Sponsor and Host for the purposes of running the contest or for any other purpose to which entrants consent. Once submitted, entries become the exclusive property of The Host and The Sponsor and will not be returned. Personally identifiable information received will be used by the Host only to verify eligibility, ship samples and award prizes. Upon completion of the contest, The Host will destroy any and all entries and personally identifiable information for all contestants. All personal information received by the Sponsor will only be for the purposes of fulfilling the prize and collected, used and stored in accordance with its Privacy Policy, located at: www.matchstick.ca/privacy.htm

Eligibility

To enter and be eligible to win, an entrant must be a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) who is over the age of majority in their province or territory of residence. Employees of or those residing with an employee of Coty Canada Inc, the Sponsor or Host, their agents, representatives, parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and dealers, advertising and promotional agencies, sponsors, suppliers of prizes, materials or services related to this contest, including the independent judging organization are not eligible to enter this contest.

This contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

Each entrant is only eligible to win one (1) prize during the Contest Period.

3. Prizes to be awarded

Entrants are eligible to win one (1) Harajuku Lovers Fragrance prize packages with an approximate retail value of $250.00 each.

The Sponsor reserves the right in the event that a Prize or any component of the Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another Prize of equal or greater value, without liability.

Any costs or expenses incurred by the winner in claiming or using his/her prize will be the responsibility of the winner. Winner is responsible for all taxes and expenses which are not included in the prize description above.

In the event of a dispute, entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Illegible entries, bulk drop-offs, mechanical reproductions or facsimile entries are ineligible.

4. Winners

Random Draws

A random draw will occur on or about October 21 2009 on or around 12:00 p.m. EST in Toronto.

Odds of being selected/winning are based on the number of entries submitted. Selected entrants will be contacted by telephone and/or email at the Host’s and Sponsor’s discretion. Only the selected entrants will be notified.

A winner for the contest will be selected by The Host and announced October 21 2009 on or around 12:00 p.m. EST.

Selected entrants will be contacted by telephone and/or email at the Host’s discretion. Only the selected entrants will be notified. Before being awarded the prize, selected entrants must first correctly answer without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question with the Sponsor. If an eligible entrant is selected but cannot be reached after four (4) attempts and the skill-testing question is not administered within 20 business days of the selection, the selected entry will be deemed void and an alternate entrant may be selected.

Only upon signing and returning the Declaration and Release Form described below in Rule 5 and correctly answering the skill-testing question, will a selected eligible entrant be declared an official winner.

Release Forms:

The selected entrants of a prize will be required to sign and return, within the time stipulated by the Sponsor, a full release and indemnity form stating that he/she has read and understood these Official Rules and Regulations grants all consents and authorizes the Sponsor to broadcast, publish and disseminate his/her name, address, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and information purposes relating to this Contest at no additional compensation, beyond the awarding of the prize. Selected entrants must also agree to accept the prize as offered.

The Declaration and Release Form also releases The Sponsor, The Host, its affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, and all their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives and agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all liability, claims of damages and causes of action, of any kind whatsoever, whether at law or in equity, and including but not limited to death, personal injury and loss or damage to property, that the winner or any of the representatives, heirs, next of kin or assignees (collectively, “Representatives”) may have or which may hereinafter accrue to the winner’s Representatives as a result directly or indirectly from their participation in the contest or receipt or use or acceptance of the prize.

In the event of non-compliance with these requirements (as applicable) or with these Official Rules, or if prize notification is returned undeliverable, Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify the potential winner, and select an alternate potential winner and shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

6. Limitation of Liability:

Neither The Sponsor nor The Host will be liable for: a) any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, whether caused by the Contest Website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries; b) the theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; c) any problems with, or technical malfunctions of, telephone networks or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; d) any failure of any email to be received by or from Sponsor for any reason including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, interrupted or unavailable networks; e) damage to a participant’s or other person’s system occasioned by participation or downloading of materials in this Contest; f) late, delayed, damaged, misdirected, destroyed, lost, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, fraudulent, stolen, postage-due or wrongly addressed entries which will be deemed void.

7. Right to Terminate

The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, without notice, at any time should i) any electronic messages or any other materials used in this Contest be tampered with, mutilated, altered, forged, reproduced, not legitimately obtained; or ii) other types of fraud are suspected; or ,iii) entries are illegible or contain or reflect printing, production or other errors; or iv) virus, bugs, technical failures, human, printing or distribution errors or any other cause beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, safety, fairness, or proper conduct of any element of this Contest as described in these Official Rules. Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as originally planned should any error, whether human, electronic or otherwise, or any other event interfere with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the online portion of the contest and conduct the draw from all other previously received eligible entries.

8. Miscellaneous:

By entering, entrants agree to abide by the Official Rules and agree that the decisions of The Sponsor and The Host are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. The prizes must be accepted as awarded and no transfer or substitution of the prize, whether for cash or otherwise, will be permitted except as expressly provided in these Rules or at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize may not be exactly as shown on Promotion publicity or promotional materials. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute this prize with a prize of equal or greater value if for any reason the prize cannot be awarded as contemplated in these Official Rules.

Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify, from this Contest and any future contest, sweepstakes or other Contest conducted by Sponsor, any individual that it finds or believes to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or Contest Website; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


GOOD LUCK!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bargain Alert at Sephora!

Damn I really regret not going into Sephora more often. In my last post I mentioned I got the Benefit duo, this time they had a Stila kit for only $13 (retail $78)! I think they have new items on sale every week but I didn't ask cuz I was rushing to go to work, I only stopped in the store to use their mirror lol but too bad the school year started and I don't work in the mall anymore...
The kit is called As Good As Golden and includes a full size illuminating finishing powder in gold, and Stila Sun bronzing powder in shade 02




With my 100 points bonus, I decided to get a clinique set, its for acne which i don't have but it looked cute lol



New lippies! I went to DCW again and picked up some new NYX shades, they were out of Power which I really wanted...



Monday, August 17, 2009

Recent Purchases

eBay Purchases



















If you guys have followed me from the beginning, you may have remembered that I have ordered lingerie off of eBay before. I never mentioned that the item I won looked absolutely NOTHING like the pic...it was like a granny dress!! And I was too lazy to send it back, it even said in the description that the pic was not 100% accurate...but yea I was really worried that this new one would be different too, but it's actually a lot more accurate, only problem is it only came in one size so it's a bit loose on me.

False eyelash curler (I think that's what it is anyways! LOL they have the worst descriptions ever! They called it an eyelash clipper...who the hell wants to clip their eyelashes?!) Anyways I think it was the infamous blogger XiaXue who mentioned having a special eyelash curler for false lashes is essential. This was about $3 and free shipping!



















A blackhead remover tool for my bf...also less than $3 and free shipping

















Sephora Deal Alert! Supposedly Benefit's best selling items are combined in an affordable compact, a $35 value (I think) for $12! You can find these at the cash desk...I did anyways...down side is it only comes in one shade: medium




















DCW @ Vaughan Mills















Ok so I haven't been to this mall in like 2 years...but I finally got my hands on Milk (and yes, they are sold with tape on it lol)! The blush in Mauve was $6.99 which I don't think is that great a deal but I haven't tried it yet, and the L.A Colors palette was only $3.99...all the girls at my work wear LA Colors and they seem pigmented to I wanted to try it out,down side is they didn't have testers for those palettes...shit son...the new NYX 5 colour palettes are sooo pigmented. but $12.99...damn I wanted sooo many more things like NYX lipsticks and brushes but I tried very hard to limit myself! I wanna go again!!

Guess - my bf picked this out for me cuz my fave colours are black and gold =)



















MAC Mineralized Blush in Gleeful...damn these mineralized things are messy...


















Random Thought: I really like how I did my eyeliner wing here =)
My eyeliner application takes forever btw...probably as long as my whole face routine
Just came home from a long day at work...ignore the oiliness

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Annabelle Studio Pigments, Coach, and Mini MAC Haul

Thanks to Catherine from Annabelle for letting me try out the New Annabelle Studio Pigments prior to their release. I will soon be having a giveaway contest on my youtube channel for all the products in the following picture, so stay tuned for the review and subscribe to my channel if you wanna win! These will retail for $8.50 each and are a Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive. I will include more details when I record my video.
















Pretty pigmented huh?

















The packaging is very convenient as well - less mess!




















I got this a while ago...but summer has made me really lazy hence the lack of blog posts...this will be my last Coach purchase for a while...I really needed a nice wristlet cuz it was really embarrassing going to formal events with a big ass purse. I had my eye on this for a lonng time ago and I was hoping the new collections would have released something better but after 2-3 collections nothing caught my eye, so I decided to settle for this one, but then when I went they were sold out, so they put me on the waiting list and when they got it in stock they called me right away to pick it up! I didn't get those small ones that everyone has, I got the bigger ones - if you've seen my phone you will see why I need a larger one lol (I have the N95 8gig plus a case I bought off eBay). What do you guys think of it? I don't have really good taste when it comes to these things so I hope I made a good choice...

Ali Signature Large Wristlet
















And they threw in free Poppy pencils too!


















I've also been slacking on this post lol I got this the first day Color Craft released, Natural Flare quad - which I actually Back 2 MAC'd for...my friend got it only a few days prior at the pro store and then when I went this new bitch declined me...and I was like WTF my friend just got it at this exact location and she was like "oh well your friend was lucky..." I was just like wow...what a bitch...anyways I went to the one at the mall I worked at (which is known for their rude MAC MAs) and the MA (who is usually always in a bad mood) told me it was no problem and she was super friendly to me that day - Ha! take that hoe! Then I got the 226 just to be nice haha but I actually have been using almost everyday.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Super Duper Cheap Lashes from eBay, MUFE Makeover Gift, and Skeleton Face Attempt!

OK SO I BROKE MY GOAL OF NOT BUYING ANYMORE MAKEUP =(
..and not just the items shown here...a LOT more! =(
I already own like a gazillion pairs of false lashes, but....I found a sweet deal on lashes off of eBay - 40 pairs for $12! Here is the seller
You get 4 different styles, but you don't get to choose. I'm not a fan of those thick ones, looks draggish. Plus, it also includes eyelid glue and the pusher (which I don't need)
After I purchased them, I found even better deals =(
Like 50 pairs for $13, and this one you get to choose..and 100 pairs for like $22 - but that's just too much! lol
Anyways I ordered these on the night of the 10th and I already got them in!!

















Yea those thick ones wouldn't stay in place...they're not stuck on with adhesive like the Model 21 lashes.




































I received an email from Sephora, promoting a Make Up For Ever Event, giving consultations, and then you would receive a free pouch, so I debated for so long whether to make my appointment before or after my shift. Thank GOODNESS I scheduled it AFTER my shift...because OMFG the MA did a horrible job on me....I didn't even take pics of it, it was THAT bad...I wanted to get my makeup done after my shift so that the MA would see my makeup skills that I had already applied to my face, but nope....it was just really really bad...but whatever not like I was going anywhere afterwards.
Anyways I only ended up purchasing the Aqua eyes liner, two other products I wanted they were sold out of.
































And here's my attempt of Petrilude's Skeleton Face on my bf - I did this while he was sleeping! I know it's not too great, I didn't evne have all my materials, and I did this really quick cuz he kept moving his head, then it would smudge on the pillow, and I was getting frustrated!






Red Cherry Natural Lashes

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Kryolan Aqua Colors

































Ok so I made a goal for myself that I would not buy ANY more makeup until September after this purchase. I REALLY hope I make it...I ordered this about a month ago so I think I'm doing pretty good...
Anyways I ordered these off the infamous Shrinkle from eBay cuz I wanted to practice some Halloween looks on some of my friends since they had asked me to do their makeup this coming Halloween (I know it's waay ahead of time!). I had already tried a few months ago the skeleton face on my bf and it looked mother friggin awesome except since I didn't have the white face paint I used normal dry eyeshadow and it brought the look down so I am so excited to try it again, this time with no excuses!
So these are the Kryolan Aqua Colors that are water activated. I use a mix of water and mixing medium to apply. I must note that I LOVEEE the smell of them...I dunno how to describe it...kind of like pastries or cakes? So far, I've only swatched them and they're a bit of a hit and miss.
The metallic silver which was the most expensive was the sheerest out of all. I literally did 10 coats in the swatch...it doesn't apply even...I was hoping to do a terminator look with this product...I guess that's out of the question =(
The white took a couple coats but I am pleased.
The black I LOVEEEE omg in the swatch that was only ONE COAT!





Red Cherry Natural Lashes