Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm back!

Hi girls!

Finals are over and I just spent the weekend having fun with good friends and my family. I'm really excited for summer (I have SO MUCH FREE TIME right now it's just mind-blowing) and I can't wait to get some more blogs up :]

Unfortunately, I have a bit of bad news... I managed to crack my camera screen a few days ago and since it is a touch screen, it's like SUPER BAD NEWS! horrifying! So now, I can't change the settings on my camera at all. Blehh, it's forever stuck on NO FLASH. AH!! I will try my best to post as many pics as I can by using natural light though. It really bums me out because I got my camera just a little over a year ago.

Anyway, I hope all is well with you and I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs! Ahaha!


Friday, June 4, 2010


I'm busy studying for finals, so don't be expecting any posts from me right now :) (haha like anyone is! D:)

What do you do when you really need to focus on something? Are you the type who needs peace and quiet or do you function better with background noise (i.e: tv, music)?

Personally, I'm really flexible. I can tune out sounds when I study. Sometimes I prefer it because it's kind of creepy when things are too quiet! I hope you all are well and hopefully enjoying some beautiful weather these next few days - it's almost torture for me since the weather has been nice the past week and I've done nothing but hole up in my room and study! Yuck!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

so busy...

Ack, I know I said I was busy before... but now it's super hectic - what with my finals coming up in two weeks and my incredibly slow but stressful moving to my new apartment. There's just a lot of personal mumbo jumbo that I have to deal with (and you most likely don't want to hear about :P), so yeah.

I want to share with everyone that I will have a room with REALLY GOOD LIGHTING next to a window! Yay sunlight! This means I'll be able to take pictures of myself without intensely awful quality ;), so be on the lookout for FOTDS and stuff!!! Hehee~ I might share with you all my makeshift vanity (I am sharing my room so there really isn't room for one, but my mom was wonderful and found a way to make it so I could have somewhere to do my make-up!!) and my new make-up organization. Of course, this is all going to happen after I move in... so in exactly 2 weeks I'll be done with school (for the moment!)...

I'm going to take summer school, but it's just going to be one class. I'm looking forward to diving back into the beauty blogging world! I miss reading up on everyone's blogs and everything :(

I feel like I am teasing everybody, telling you all I am going to post this and that blahblah... haha I am so mean! :(

Anyway, in other news the lovely Laura Beth is hosting another giveaway! How exciting :]

Look at the bomb prizes! She's seriously suchhhhh a sweet person! Check out the giveaway HERE!

I'll be more active in two weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to post here and there intermittently until then!! I hope you are all well and happy :)


PS: I have this cut on my finger that is healing... and it is soo itchy it is driving me CRAZY! What do you usually do to keep your scratching to a minimum??

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

i won something!

For the first time ever, I've won something. :] Laura Beth was doing a giveaway on her blog, and I won~ So exciting!! My week has been a drag, but this definitely made my day! Woo hoo! :]

Look at the cute wrapping~

The cutest case and her sweet note :]

Opening the case~

The shadows inside!

I am in love with the colors. I've been using it for the past two days and I loove it! I was scared the colors would be too sheer, but they're just the right amount. Not intensely pigmented, but not too sheer. They show up well on my skin! Yay! And it comes with a double headed eye liner and this really nice brush for eyes (which I needed desperately.)

It's so versatile since I can mix and match the colors however I want. I loveeeee palettes! I've never had anything from Tarte before either, so this is so cool :]

THANK YOU THANK YOU LAURA BETH for this. If you haven't read her blog, you should definitely check it out. It's one of the blogs that I make sure I always catch up on when I go MIA from blogger for a few days. :]


Sunday, May 16, 2010

life! a rant.

I don't understand how you all do it! It really amazes me that so many people have the time and dedication to make great posts about make-up and skincare so frequently. I was smashed with work this past week, and though this weekend was supposed to be amazing... a lot of stuff happened and I'm stuck feeling frustrated about life :/

I am the type of person who will focus the blame on myself rather than circumstances or others. Understandably, usually the situation calls for it (one's own irresponsibility or lack of common sense/communication)... but I feel like I am too harsh on myself at times.

I got myself committed into something and I was giving 500% effort where everyone else was just waiting to be told what to do. We are something new, and it requires 100% effort from everyone at least, and it was more like I shouldered everything and told everyone what to do. (Not told what to do in the sense of delegating duties... it was more of me writing out everyone's speeches and having them practice reciting it.) I tried shifting some smaller responsibilities, but they fell through and now I'm stuck trying to hastily put together a fundraiser that I COULD HAVE completely organized by last week if I had the right paperwork. Unfortunately, someone else failed to give me that paperwork (for the PAST THREE WEEKS, I might add!) and now it's going to be my fault if it doesn't get done.

Sorry for this rant, but I am just really sick of it. I am not even the head of this group, but I am literally doing 90% of the work. The only things I do not do are pass out flyers to people. I was so fed up this past weekend, that at our informational table I literally just walked away from them.

I'm sorry for this rant... I think I said that already, but yeah. I just need to vent a little bit before sucking it up and apologizing for running off like that.

I am moving into my new apartment soon (since I live on campus at the moment, and will be slowly transitioning into an ACTUAL APARTMENT SPACE!!), so expect lots of posts after this week. :] I am such a bad beauty blogger... :[

Hope you all had a lovely week/weekend~


Thursday, May 6, 2010


Hi everyone!

I've been so busy lately and I haven't been getting much sleep. I finally got it into my head that sleep > blogging. Haha... well no not really since I'm writing this so late at night. I thought I'd share with you what I've been up to this past week (product-wise!).

When I went home this past weekend, my sister gave me this bag full of Avon goodies. Her school had a fundraiser a few weeks back and I totally forgot I ordered stuff.

from left to right: Intensive Treatment Moisturizing Lip Treatment SPF 15, Beyond Color: SPF 15 with Double Retinol [clear & sugar cane], Lip Balm: Dew Kiss Lip Dew, Plumping Lip Conditioner Natural Glossy Lip Conditioner, Facial Hair Removal Cream

Look at all the lip stuff I bought!! You can see just from this, I'm pretty obsessed with lip care haha. So far, I've been using the Dew Kiss lip balm and the Beyond Color clear.

I also JUST got my package delivered from! YAY!! :] I'm so excited. It's like a present from my past hahaha!

As you can see from the pictures, I ordered O'slee's Whitening Sleeping Mask (I have two because it was YOU HAD TO BUY TWO, but yay haha I hope I like it!) and O'slee's Whitening BB Cream (it's a FOAM! SO WEIRD!). I will be using that for the next few weeks and review it for you all~

Here are the products next to a water bottle for size reference. I am horrible with sizes when I see oz. or mL so I always have lotion bottles, perfumes on my desk to use as estimates of what the product size is! Haha!

I got some goodies as well! Bunch of O'slee samples. I am eager to try that mask! I've never tried one of these masks before.

This was the free tote they gave with any purchase over $20 to celebrate their 2nd anniversary. If you like it, I think they still have it in stock. I was silly though - the picture they took had samples sprawled near it, so I thought it came with it. When I looked inside, I was like O_O WHERE ARE THEY?? Haha, silly me.

My week isn't over yet, but I will really try to finish up my H2O reviews soon.

I'll be having more posts this weekend for sure! I am going to have a lot more "me" time :]


Monday, May 3, 2010

quick little make-up survey

I was reading Laura Beth's blog and I saw this... and I thought.. WHY NOT! I only have like a million things to do... but doing this makes me happier and less stressful :] Laura Beth was so fun and creative and made it.

hehe, so here goes~

A survey for the Makeup Obsessed:

1. MAC or Sephora? I would have to say Sephora - I really like MAC but I'm a sucker for sales.

2. Your favorite feature on yourself? My lips? I pamper them too much so it must be that right??

3. One makeup item you could never live without? Definitely lip balm. I HATE dry lips!!!

4. Who are your three celebrity inspirations? I really love the look classy celebrities give off, but knowing I can't pull those off... I don't know. I honestly don't turn to celebrities for inspiration in how I wear my make-up. Beauty blogs on the other hand... hahaha!

5. Your favorite cosmetics line? I'm a make-up noob and I dabble in all the brands at the moment. Nothing has so far striked me as a god-send cosmetics line!

6. What is the most cash you EVER dropped on cosmetics? Umm, once I splurged with ~$94 at Ulta, but I returned some of the stuff. I think the most I have spent on make-up in one swoop is ~$66? I spend about ~$100 every two months (not really $50 per month.. more like $100 every two months when I have the luxury of going shopping).

7. What is your favorite daily product? I cannot start my day or end it without Aquaphor!!!!

8. If you had to sacrifice one makeup item for life, what would it be? I think it would be blush - my cheeks are normally slightly pink for some reason (because apparently I'm always excited or something), so I think I could do without blush for the most part.

9. How many cosmetic items do you carry in your purse everyday? I have about 10-20 products on me because I like to carry a bunch of lip balms around with me and a few glosses just because I like the option of changing what I wear throughout the day. I rarely carry other make-up, aside from powder and a touch-up eyeliner.

10. Would you say you have a makeup obsession? I think so... I really think so! D:

Okk, I had fun filling that out. :] Now I have to go work on the buttloads of crap I have to get done before sunrise tomorrow. :[

My weekend was amazing - I met the LOVE OF MY LIFE. Haha, jk. I just saw 2PM at the Korean Music Festival and it was so fun! So great! :]