Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Eye Cream Recommendations

I'm on a hunt to find a really good eye cream. I'm looking for something for the daytime so SPF would be a plus and something else for night. I need an eye cream specifically made to reduce the appearance dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles and something that would brighten my eyes. My life depends on concealer especially for my dark circles and I really want to consider a different alternative since I don't want to use makeup everyday. If anyone can help me, please recommend any products or any other regimens I could consider. Thanks for the help!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wuzzyangel's Think Pink Giveaway


Wuzzyangel is hosting a giveaway in support of breast cancer awareness. I'm mainly doing this because I actually suffered a loss of a family member through cancer (a different kind of cancer). So I dedicate this to my loved one and to all the cancer survivors out there. Please enter her contest to show your support!

Some facts about breast cancer:
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  • Breast cancer is about 100 times as frequent among women as among men, but survival rates are equal in both sexes.
  •  One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. 
  • The most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.
  • Breast cancer is the leading killer of women ages 35 to 54. 
  • All women are at risk for developing breast cancer whether they have known risk factors.
  • The majority of breast cancer patients had no known risk factors, other than being female, for this frightening disease.
  • Breastfeeding may actually decrease the risk of perimenopausal breast cancer.  
  • More than two million women currently living in the U.S. have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.
  • An estimated 1,910 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 440 will die in 2009.
  • Only about 10-15 percent of breast cancers occur because of inherited genetic traits.
  • Women are less at risk of developing breast cancer if they eat a healthy diet and exercise.
  • You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty.


Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The Look






MAC Painterly paint pot applied as a base
MAC Fuchsia pigment applied 2/3 of the lid
MAC Helium pigment applied to inner corner
MAC Romping eyeshadow applied to outer corner and crease
MAC Up At Dawn eyeshadow applied above crease
MAC Cloudbound eyeshadow applied as highlight
L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner on upper lash line
NYX eyeliner pencil in white on lower waterline
Darkness lashes

NARS Orgasm blush

MAC Sock Hop lipglass

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


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Last weekend I went to Indio with my family and we made a stop at Desert Hills Premium Outlet in Cabazon. I mainly wanted to go shopping for clothes but I couldn't leave without buying anything from CCO.

Compared to the CCO in San Diego, I liked that this one had a wide selection of eye shadows and blushes. I saw a lot from Limited Edition collections like Hello Kitty, Heatherette, Fafi, etc. But I didn't end up getting anything from any of those collections.

Anyway, I didn't spend too much money on makeup but I just decided to do a haul video since I haven't done one before. I also mention in the video that a lot of these products that I purchased are part of MAC's permanent line so bare with me while I catch up on things that have already been around!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

EOTD Using Circa Plum Pigment

Sorry guys for the lack of FOTD's. By the time I'm done working on my eyes, I get really lazy so I skip taking pictures of my entire face. I'm still trying to perfect taking close up shots with my DSLR camera. It's tough! Especially since the camera is so big and bulky. Right after I did this look I learned how to do Live View on the camera so I can see on the screen what exactly I'm aiming at. Before that, I just had to guess at what I was shooting which got really frustrating!

Also, with my DSLR camera I feel like it doesn't pick up the true colors of my looks. They sometimes come out looking faded or washed out and that's the last thing I would expect in a DSLR camera. So that's the reason why I included so many eye shots of this look. I tried to pick out one of the best ones but they all seemed really good so I thought I'd post them all. Haha!

Everything I used was MAC unless otherwise stated.
  • Bare Study paint pot applied as a base
  • Circa Plum pigment (LE) applied all over lid
  • Silver Fog pigment (LE) applied to inner corner and inner lower lash line
  • Flammable paint (discontinued) applied to outer corner (small amount goes a long way)
  • Fig 1. eyeshadow applied to outer corner
  • Dark Soul pigment (LE?) applied to outer crease
  • Lurk About pigment (LE - similar to Frozen White pigment) applied above crease and close to brow bone
  • NYX Jumbo e/s Pencil in Milk applied to browbone
  • NYX eyeshadow in White applied as highlight
  • L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner on upper lash line
  • Revlon Colorstay eyeliner applied to lower waterline
  • unknown false eyelashes

I hope you guys like it. Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback on the past looks I've done!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Purple and Yellow-Green EOTD

MAC unless otherwise stated
Pharaoh paint pot applied to inner eye
Eyepopping eyeshadow applied to inner eye
Viz-A-Violet pigment applied to middle eyelid
Parfait Amour eyeshadow applied to middle eyelid
Purple Haze eyeshadow applied to outer corner
Violet Trance eyeshadow applied to outer corner
Carbon eyeshadow applied to outer corner
Beautiful Iris eyeshadow applied to browbone
Spiritualized pigment applied to inner half of lower lashline
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner applied on upper lashline
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner on lower waterline
Ardell lashes in "Naomi" (I hate these false eyelashes!)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

EOTD Using Maybelline Eyeshadow

** Ulta is having a BOGO sale on NYX, L'Oreal, Maybelline, and Max Factor eyeshadows, mascaras and eyeliners!! **

I did a look using the Amethyst Smokes quad from Maybelline. Maybelline came out with these new quads, I'm not sure how long ago but the packaging is black. And I remember specifically that the Amethyst Smokes quad was one of the newer quads that caught my eye. I wanted to purchase it when I first saw it at Bed Bath & Beyond but I wanted to wait until they were on sale. So I went to Ulta a few days ago and took advantage of the buy one get one free.

Anyway, this quad is gorgeous. I know in the pictures you can hardly see the purple-plum color but in person it was more obvious. Also, I'm using an SLR camera so I'm still trying to get the hang of using it. I hope you like it! And I hope you guys consider using Maybelline eyeshadows. If you do begin using them, let me know! I'd love to see some looks for inspiration. (:

I applied it exactly how it says to on the eyeshadows.
I also applied the BROW BONE color to the inner eye area.