Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The usuals...

Lol, no im not going to apologize for the lack of posts coz it might happen frequently. I've just been studying for an exam that I had last Saturday.. and although im not a hundred percent I know I did pretty good :) Also, ive been busy running errands before we go on vacation for two weeks to the Philippines.. Im so excited! I'll be staying in Makati & probably a day in Pangasinan to visit my maternal grandparents.. So let me know what places I should check out, restaurants we should try, places to shop and stuff like that..

I havent done looks with color in forever.. I usually do a neutral or smokey eye. Since I wanted to do something smokey with a hint of color I chose to MAC's Humid and Climate Blue. This look was just for a Sunday outting with my boyfriend.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer
M.A.C. Studio Fix Foundation Powder in NC42
M.A.C. Blush in Peach
Urban Decay Primer Potion
M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Grain *Lid
M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Humid *Crease
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Creep *Outer V
M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Climate Blue *Lower lashline
M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack
Artistry Lipgloss in Champagne

Just some rhinestones from the discount store, they were $1.50 each

& some fans from Papaya for my Philippines trip. It $1.00, buy one get one free :D

I've been into doing simple nail designs lately.. its something that comes and goes. And when it comes I change my polish (& design) about two times a day. This is just one of my favorites that ive captured on my camera.. The rest are on my iphone so i'll post them at a different time.

I used 2 coats of China Glaze's Silver lining on the tips and a black Milani nailart polish to line it. Topped it off with OPI's Rapidry Top Coat.

Monday, September 19, 2011

back with an fotd, notd and small haul

Hello lovies!

It's been a hell of a long time! lol I dont wna make any promises but.. im baaack! Hopefully I can commit to a post a day (or at least every other day) since I quit my job to concentrate on my studies or until I can find a job that'll work with my school schedule. Anyways idk why I stopped blogging, I was just too busy with.. life I guess. And also I havent been playing around/experimenting with make-up lately. It's just been brows, eyeliner, blush & lippy and that's on special occasions (I know *sadface) .. but I found my groove again, yayyy!

Anyways, how has the beauty blogger world been without me?! If you ask me.. it's just the same stuff, different day. Lol nahh jp.
Like I mentioned earlier im back in school, finally after 5 years of graduating from highschool.. but hey better late than never right?! Im taking classes for Pharmacy Technician.. it's pretty intense considering the program is 2 years worth of information crammed into 5 months (were on our 2nd month now).. Im thinking "what the hell did I just get myself into?!" I never thought i'd be anywhere near the medical field but it's worth the try.. wish me luck!
If ya'll are wondering.. Yess, im still with my boyfriend Marvin ♥ We just celebrated our 8th year anniversary last June. & Like any normal couple we have our fight days.. lots of it lmao! But at the end of the day, it STILL makes us stronger. I get the question "When are you two gna get married?!" alot and my answer to that is "Pssh girrrl, Im wait'n on my Rock" hahaha jp. We have talked about it.. but he doesnt want it official without our birthstone on my finger, the diamond! hehe.
Anyways, im rambling about useless information lol. Here's what ya'll really wna see...

FOTD - Face of the day!

M.A.C. Studio Fix powder foundation in NC42
M.A.C. Blush in Tippy
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
Urban Decay Naked Palette
- Virgin, lid
- Buck, crease
- Naked, highlight
M.A.C. Fluidliner in Blacktrack
Brows, M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Smoke & Mirrors
Sephora Gloss Ultra Brilliance #13

Small Haul

Since I dont have anything like these yet..
O.P.I. Need Sunglasses?, L.A. Girls Dance Studio, China Glaze Silver Lining

NOTD - Nails of the day

No base, Three coats of OPI's Need Sunglasses? on pointer, middle and pinky.
Two coats of China Glazes's Silver Lining on thumb and ring finger.
All clear coated with OPI's RapidDry top coat.

Oh and by the ways.. If any of you iPhone users have Instagram, follow me! Username is: mzshar. Thankies.. till next post! Byee!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Blog Sale List!

I'm thrilled that I was contacted by Steven about the blogsale list because Im still trying to get rid of some products I have on my blog sale thats no longer being put to use. The best part is... it's free! If you'd like to have your blogsale listed please click the photo for more information. Spread the word about the new blogsale directory!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

updated blogsale, haul, nails & fotn + free shipping from mac

I added quite a few more things on my blogsale, because I find myself not reaching for them anymore. So check it out, im also open to swaps with the exception of some conditions :D

I've hauled quite a few clothes from Torrid lately... and their merchandise can be really expensive, even when on clearance. Because I think that items on clearance are still a bit too expensive, I usually wait til they have their "half off clearance" sale. I'm also a qualified divastyle member so I get an extra 5% of my purchases for a year. If you order online $75 or more you can get free shipping. But even if you dont reach $75, they have a flat rate shipping of $8. Anyway onto my recent purchases...

1.)Black Ruched Sleeve Cardigan
Was $38 - 50% off Clearance Sale: $14.99

2.) White & Black Rose Ruffle Top
Was $44.00 - 50% off Clearance Sale: $14.99

3.) Black, White & Pink Medallion Print Tie Dye Top
Was $38 - 50% off Clearance Sale: $14.99

4.) Black Henley Cami
Was $18 - 50% off Clearance Sale $4.99

5.) Heather Grey Jersey Knit Halter Top
Was: $18 - 50% off Clearance Sale: $4.99

These are a few off the regular sales.

6.) Z. Cavaricci Couture Jesse Vintage Skinny Jean
Was $59 - Sale: $39

7.) Semi Demi Licious Black Lace Bra
Was $38 - Sale: $19.99

8.) Black Sensuous Plunge Microfiber Bra
Was $34 - Sale: $19.99

9.) Pink & White "This Is How I Roll" Panty/Brief
Was $8 - 50% off Clearance Sale: $2.99

10. & 11.) I swapped with onlyxlindah these rock&republic lippies. I love that they're not sticky like mac's lipglasses, and the color payoff is unbelievable. If they were available here i'd get more.

I got these acrylics a few days ago and its been a while since I last got them done because I tried growing out my natural nails. My nails are not that weak but theyre not strong enough either. They chip easily and I hate having them different lengths at one time, so I constantly cut them short. I've tried nail hardener nail polishes to vitamins. Anyone have advice?! Anyway I just stuck to the french manicure, I got the clear tips and painted on white instead of the white tips. I find myself wanting to change the colors alot.

Date Night FOTN
I wore this look when the boyfriend and I had our date night for our 87th monthsary... Yesss 7 years and 3 months after we still have our monthsary dates :D We just had dinner at the Lone Star Steakhouse and instead of doing movies at the theatres we rented DVDs, snuggled & cuddled all in the comfort of our room. Nothing more romantic.

Products Used
MAC Fix + Spray
MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation NC42
MAC Blush in Peaches
Nars Blush in Orgasm
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC E/S in Fire In Her Eyes *Lid
MAC E/S in Spell No. 9 *Lid/Crease
MAC E/S in Smoke & Mirrors *Outer V
MAC E/S in Black Magique *Outer V
MAC Lipstick in Faux
Sephora Gloss Ultra Brilliance #11

Also check out mac cosmetics online. They are offering free shipping to the u.s. with any purchase, just use offer code: revamp at check out. See below for more details. Click photo to enlarge if necessary. Happy shopping :D

Sunday, August 29, 2010

stupid bottle, new lippy.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion...
I'm in love with the product... but I just hate that pretty bottle! I have tried other eyeshadow primers (like Benefit's F.Y. Eye or MAC's Prep+Prime to name a few) and yesss this, like many of you, is my HG. Even with the new wand there's still a good amount left in it, but what's the use?! When the time comes to massacre that bottle and save the product... I give it a few days and it dries up on me... It defeats the whole purpose, because I still have to throw it out anyway. I've tried different containers from regular sample jars to MAC's paintpot and fluid liner jars and they just dont do the job... because my room is just cold. Your gna laugh when I tell you that I was so desperate, I even tried to heat it up in the microwave for about 10 seconds or less... it became even more dry... and hard. Hahah! Yeah stupid move... Anyway, enough ranting.

Look at all that product left in there that the wand couldn't reach.

Urban Decay listened again, first when they changed the wand and then when we said we just wanted that bottle gone! It now comes in a squeezable tube. No more wasted product and better yet its alot less contaminated. The old bottled ones were $16-$18 for 0.34 oz. The new squeeze tube is $29 with 25 ml more product at 0.85 oz. It's pretty expensive but at least now your really getting all your money's worth. Now if they could just do the same with Sin and Eden :D

I found another lippy that fits my criteria for my skin tone (NC42), It was MAC's Siss and before that was MAC's Freckle tone. I didn't like that Freckle tone was in a lustre finish... Im more into the Satin, Matte and Cream finish lipsticks. Siss seemed perfect but it was still a tad bit too light and just felt like I looked like an oompa loompa. I definitely wanted some pink tones but thought pink was never my color. Some people could definitely pull off the light/pale lips but I feel I cant. So since I needed to back-to-mac a few containers I went in and picked up 'Faux'. It's a color I would never have picked up just by looking at it or even swatched on the back of my hand, the SA insisted that I try it on and I just fell in love. It suits my skintone imo and it has a bit of a mauvy-pinkish undertone. So its got that pop of color.

I also want to share with you something I thought was cool. I'm the person who does my hair before my makeup because I like the feeling of fresh makeup on my face before I leave the house lol. It takes some time with my hair and if I were to do my makeup first It'll start to feel all oily and cakey, yuck! I usually where my hair sleek & straight and when Im done with the hair part I usually have to tie it back to do makeup since claw clips never seem to have a good enough grip and since my hair is silky/smooth it starts falling all over my face. I hate the crease ties make in my hair after untying but I found these clips at kmart by scuni, they were $5.99. They have double claws and let me tell you that they really hold your hair back. If you have the same problem you should definitely check them.