Tuesday, June 21, 2011

elf haul review!!!

Finally! After waiting two weeks the package arrived with my e.l.f cosmetics.So after using the products for about a week now, I am ready to give my review. here goes :P

Lets start with the all over cover stick: I got the product in spice though I could have sworn I ordered it in honey. The point was to get a close match to my skin tone and see how well it worked as a concealer. Luckily, the spice tone did not look too bad on my skin. I think it made my skin darker by a teeeeny bit, but besides that, it could also work as a bronzer.It did a pretty good job covering any reddish spots like on my cheeks but I wouldn't use it to cover blenishes or scars. As for application, it was smooth and creamy. TIP: Warm the product by swirling your finger on the top and apply with your fingertips (less messy and better blending). Also blend quickly because if u let it dry, it will look like you have streaks on your face! Basically, this product gets four stars out of five because it's smooth,has good coverage, and the price is a steal. The only bad expirience I had with this product was the blending because it dries very quickly, and I think e.l.f may have messed up on the color. I give this product a 4 out of 5 as a concealer.

I also ordered the moisturizing lip balm in strawaberry cream. I carry this products everywhere because it really softens my lips and makes them look healthy immediatley. I didnt detect the strawaberry creme flavor that this product is supposed to have but it didn't really matter to me. TIP: do not apply alot on chapped lips! it will collect on chapped ereas and look white and it's impossible to fix it! Use only on even skin. I was a little dissapointed because for some reason, the packaging allowed me to twist the bottom to make the lip balm come out, but it wouldn't twist backwards to make the balm go back into the tube! So I have to be carefull when using it otherwise the cap will smoosh the top of the stick! :( So i would give this a 4 out of 5 because it works lie a charm (on SEMI chapped lips) and the price it's so cheap. I didnt appreciate the packaging tho...

I got two brushes: the essential foundation brush, and the total face brush . The total face brush is definately my favorite brush ever! For one thing, it's HUGE! and it feels so soft. I use it to put on my everyday mineral foundation. It does a really good job picking up loose powder. I have absolutely no complaints about this brush :)))))) The e.l.f foundation brush is a little harder to review because it is the one product I have yet to use! The bristles are smooth but stiff and I dont use my liquid foundation too much so I havn't had the chance to try this brush!. I give the total face brush a 5 out of 5 and the foundation brush is pending.

The shimmering facial whip is one of those products that probobly only works with certain people. I use the lilac petal as a highlighter on my cheeks. It comes in a cute and tiny bottle, but dont worry because you only need a small amount for one use! TIP: It's very sheen so be carefull! I think I would use it more often if it wasn't so shimmery... anyway, I give it a 3 out of 5 because I rarely use it and it has a bit too much glitter for my taste. It does have many uses so if you are creative , I would buy this item ( it's a great bargain :))

The clarifying pressed powder is a great product! it not only minimizes large pores and absorbs shine, but it also helps clear skin. I really appreciated the little powder puff that came with it though i prefer using the total face brush. The compact is slim so I can take it everywhere and it fits in my pocket.TIP: lots of product will get on the powder puff so sweep it across the compact LIGHTLY. I give this product a 4 out of 5. definatley worth buying!

If anyone has recommendations for elf cosmeticts ( or any cosmeticts for that matter :P )I would love to hear them!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

upcomming shopping spree!

After applying for countless jobs around town, I have been anticipating a call all week from at least one of the stores I applied for. Unfourtunatley it has only been about a week and a half so I probobly shouldn't hold my breath just yet. At first I told myself that I would save my first check for my acedemic needs, but after realizing that it can take FOREVER to recieve a call from an employer, I have resolved to spend my first check a whirlwind shopping spree. Of course I will try not to blow it all on one item so I will be looking out for good deals as well as great additions to my wardrobe. But one thing is for sure, I'm spending all of it!( I'm not exactly sure how much my check will be but whether it's $30 or $300, It's gettin' spent! heh heh heh!) hopefully I will get a call soon! Can't wait to post my new goodies :D

for now, heres a few things i have my eye on...


I am a HUGE fan of my "Aviator shades" they are my absolute best friend. When I saw this neckalace, I was blown away by the price (only $1.50!)


the hinge tail on this charm looks so cool. I fell in love with the design too!




love these prints!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Makes me happy

There are many things in life that I find joy in . Today , its these:


chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is my favorite!!!! All that's missing is chocolate ice cream.


I love to feel cozy inside my house with the wind outside . It makes me want to snuggle up next to the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa.My dad hates this weather because the wind knocks over the plants in our backyard.


haha this is a bit ironic considering how I was just talking about how I liked cold weather. But here in california the weather is crazy. The spring showers have barely started in July. I blame global warming! haha Anyways, I do love summer break and It's the best time of the year for vacations. I'm looking forward to a lake Taho vacation this summer. knock on wood! (Lake Taho is located on the border of California and Nevada)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

anticpating E.L.F haul

My longtime love for online merch and great deals led me to the infamous eyes lips face studio website, otherwise known as E.L.F. At first I was adding things to my online shopping cart so quickly that I had racked up 50 dollars worth of makeup brushes, mineral concealers and bronzers, lipstick and lip glosses, eyeshadows and mascara , all within half an hour! Not to worry though, the website iss full of cupon codes and special offers that cut my total up to 40%. Even though I had to downsize a little, I was extremely happy to purchase 6 items ( to be revealed once my order gets here ;) ) for less than 15 bucks! including shipping and handling. i got some sample sizes just in case the product doesnt work for me, but according to the accounts I've heard from others, these products are wonderfull!

*WARNING* shipping and handling is pricy, U.S costs $6.50 and more than twice that much to Canada!

new begginings

I think the point of this blog is to basically record my life . Many will find that my life is primarily revolved around my image XD . I have a feeling that we can all relate to the life of a girl like me. true , many of the people who read this dont live in one of the few suberbs of L.A, and many will not find themselves feeling somewhat cheated out of the L.A expirience (which is caused by being located on the outskirts of town, just out of reach from true city life). However, like many people, I am surrounded by a very diverse community where there is always something new to learn. I also find myself going through the same troubles as i search for a job and a place to call my own. And thank God for the internet, my main source of interestingly new things to be discovered around the world.