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Sunday, December 20, 2009


Hi there Everybody. Oh-em-gee, I have been gone for quite a bit. Sorry for the lack of updates..I've been uber bizzzzzzzzzzzzz-ay! Anywhoodles, Has anyone ever tried Forever 21's nailpolish and/or Cream Bronzer? Well I have :-)

Well, the brand is called Love & Beauty and it is sold at F21 stores. I picked up one nailpolish and one bronzer and thought I oughta give em' a try. I have had this nailpolish on since Wed night and I took this photo today. Meaning there hasn't been any chips, or cracks in the paint for 4 days already! I am super impressed thus far!

Light Grey for $2.80

Moving onto Bronzers, I never really wear bronzers or blush but since I have heard so many raves about NYC's Sunny Bronzer, I knew I HAD to give it a try and for $2.99 a pop, I couldn't NOT try it. Well, let's just say this stuff is the bomb. This bronzer is cool cause it is not muddy, runny, and it def. doesn't feel caked on. I only put a small amt of it onto my brush and gently swipe it along the hollow of my cheeks. I bought this about 2 weeks ago and have been wearing it just about everyday. Sometimes, I like to pair it with a gentle pink blush on the apples of my cheeks :)

If I am not wearing a gentle pink blush with the bronzer above, then I like to pair it with Love & Beauty's creamy bronzer (from F21). These two work beautifully together. However, this bronzer below is cream-based so it IS a lot thicker in texture. Only a very very very light dab of the brush will do. You don't want it to be piled on the brush or else, it'll just look all sorts of crazy. This bronzer is a very pretty color but if any of y'all decide to buy it, remember that a little def does go a long way!

Swatches of the bronzers:
TOP photo is NYC Bronzer
BOTTOM photo is Love & Beauty's Bronzer

I'll be making a video pretty soon :-)

Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hair advice! Feedback Please!

New hair color and hair advice on bangs.

I've been wanting to try side-swept bangs for the longest time. I'm so scared to chop off my long bangs. Do you guys think I'll look okay with short side swept bangs?

Kinda like this (OMG! She's so gorge!!!! Ayumi Hamasaki!!!):

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Makeup Hauls (accumulated).......

EDIT: OMG! I just realized I disabled my comments link for this entry as well as the previous one :-( . I just enabled them now. Sorry!

Hi Y'all! I know it's been a while since I've had a real post but here is one! Hehe.......
I've been wanting to get a new camera but I haven't come to a decision if I should or not. Anyways..here are some beauty products I have bought over the past couple of weeks:

You know I was watching some of my old videos including this one and realized how boring and monotone I sound. My voice and gestures really is not like this in person. I need to add some more "life" to my videos. haha.......sorry for the lack of humor :(

Eyes Lips Face "The Beauty Encyclopedia" for $5.00 at Target. I'm telling you this is one of the ABSOLUTE BEST $5.00 I have ever spent.
The colors are SO intensely pigmented with just one swipe!!!! Watch my YT video above for swatches. I LOVE this palette. I didn't even think it would be THAT pigmented because it's so cheap but I was super duper impressed!!
Here are a couple of MAC items I actually got recently. Two of the eye shadows I got because I recycled 12 items of MAC products that I no longer use.
Spectacle, Go, Plushglass, and Lipglass were bought at CCO's
This pic is a little blurry
Here's a clearer picty. Note: Spectacle is so much prettier in person. The camera does not do it any justice.
NYX Swatches. (Typo..i meant *Strawberry Milk*)
Desert and Sweetheart are smelly lip glosses. I am not fond of that at all. (Typo again *the "T" key is being stubborn*..i meant *Strawberry Milk*)
Pixi by Petra available at Target for only $9.99


Thanks for reading y'all! Have a fabulous week ahead :-)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

HI EVERYONE!! It's been a little while since I posted an entry. Happy Belated Halloween! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and received lots of treats :-)


Pearl Pigment Swatches
These are really loose shimmer shadows and have good color payoff depending on which ones you purchase. They tend to have a lot of fall-out which I am not at all fond of but I expected that when I purchased them anyways. I just thought they'd be nice to put on top of a similar eyeshadow color to help intensify it.

Mocha and Walnut are my favorite! Very beautiful!

These DON'T smell (I can't stand smelly lip stuff) and they aren't sticky. Color payoff is great also.

Whipped is a peachy-neutral color
Sorbet is a pinky color

Geo Angel Gray contacts from prettyandcute.com
So my sister told me about this contacts site since she ordered them, received them, tried them and was super impressed with the service and results. I immediately ordered mine and must say they have SUPER FAST SHIPPING and extremely affordable prices.. LOVE IT!
I will definitely order from there again!!!!!!!

Mine are prescription and they last a year!!!! I paid 1/3rd the price I normally pay for contacts. How awesome is THAT??????????
Look at the cute case they sent me with my order! I had NO idea I was even getting this case.

Panasonic Eyelash curler
I do not like this product.
Melts away my mascara
Also feels cheap and doesn't seem durable
Curl doesn't last long and definitely doesn't curl as good as my shiseido curler :-(

Monday, October 26, 2009

B L O G S A L E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUY NOW!!!!!!!


Email me at Susiet1218@gmail.com if interested!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hi Everyone!

Okay so here is my EyesLipsFace.com (ELF) Haul (a combination of my first & second haul):

I am going to give a brief review about these from my own perspective. I bought these myself and there is no use going into detail about each product since you can find that on the website yourself. I am just gonna give you my pros/cons of each, a mini-description and if I will repurchase.

Eyes Lips Face Haul

UNDER EYE CONCEALER AND HIGHLIGHTER - This is supposed to help brighten up dark circles and awaken eye area.
PROS: Light, sheer, easy to blend, absorbs quickly. The highlighter can be used as a primer (I haven't tried to use it as a primer so I wouldn't know if it does enhance and make your eyeshadow last longer or not).
CONS: Doesn't really provide enough coverage to hide baggy eyes, dark circles. The highlighter comes with shimmer (so you might not like drawing attn to your dark and puffy eye area if you have that problem). The shimmer doesn't bother me though.
WOULD I REPURCHASE? Yes because I like the highlighter portion.

PEBBLE EYESHADOW - grayish brown hue
PROS: buildable, earth-tone color, work appropriate, isn't over-the-top, glides on smoothly
CONS: pretty sheer (noted in photo below) so it takes a couple of layers to get the color to show
Look how sheer that looks on my finger!

Excuse the brows..

SAND DOLLAR EYESHADOW - pearly white shadow
PROS: can be used as a highlighter, very pigmented and beautiful
CONS: no complaints here
Look at the color intensity down below!

COFFEE BEAN EYESHADOW - shimmery brown color
PROS: pigmented, not overbearing, buildable, work appropriate
CONS: has shimmer in it if you're not big on that
The color swatch actually looks more vibrant than "Pebble" on my finger. more pigmented than "Pebble" but this one has shimmer in it (Pebble doesn't)

PROS: the white and pink colors are true to color. very intense. very vibrant. only $1.00
CONS: the purple and blue shadows do not offer great color payoff
WOULD I REPURCHASE? DEFINITELY!! just because of the pink and white shades....

The white in here is gorge!

COMPLEXION PERFECTION - help radiate skin, eliminate redness, level out skin complexion
PROS: sheer, lightweight, attractive looking, tones down shine (but only for about an hour)
CONS: not long lasting, doesn't hide blemishes.
WOULD I REPURCHASE? I did but now wish i didn't. it's only $3.00 so it's okay :)

CORRECTIVE CONCEALER - conceal problematic skin blemishes, eliminate redness, balance skin tone
PROS: easy to travel with for a quick filler if you're in an emergency and need something quick
CONS: texture definitely feels cheap, not long lasting, doesn't live up to it's promise

EYE TRANSFORMER- help to change the color of your eyeshadows
PROS: does change the color of your eyeshadows, can be used as a highlighter, great for ppl who do not spend too much on eyeshadows (you can just transform your current ones into different shades)
CONS: changes eyeshadow color very subtly, even if used as highlighter - the colors aren't that vibrant

Experimenting with MAC Freshwater eyeshadow so you guys can see an example:

TRANSLUCENT MATIFYING POWDER - achieve flawless coverage, prevent shine by matifying skin
PROS: does combat shine, very sheer, lightweight, and easy to apply
CONS: shine is only eliminated for about an hr or so (mine at least), doesn't last long
WOULD I REPURCHASE? I did but now wish I hadn't. $3.00 though so it's okay. i will still use it!

That's all folks! Sorry for my spelling/grammar/punctuation mistakes. I am so beat (15 min til midnight and I've been up since 6am)! Need to get some rest. GOOD NIGHT.

p.s. The ELF studio line brushes are amazing. Only $3.00 each, doesn't shed, picks up color easily, and really really soft :-)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mini Hair Product Haul & FYI on upcoming Blog Sale :)

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend. I for one did not get as much accomplished as I wanted since I was busy all day today. (Sigh :-[ ).... But hopefully tomorrow I will have plenty of time.

Anyways, I wanted to do a little quick update on a small haul I got today. Pictures are provided as well as my Youtube video (Please subscribe to my channel: STN1218).

*Right Click on each picture and select "Open Image in New Tab" to see the full-sized picture

These items in the pic below are stuff I'll be giving away for free to ppl who purchase two or more items from my upcoming blog sale. So if you buy two or more things from my blog sale, YOU WILL get a free item(s). They are also all brand new :)

The first item I bought today is Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush (from Sally Beauty Supply). My hair has been going through this phase lately (I hope it's a phase) where after a couple of hours after I wash my hair, it begins to have this greasy-looking effect (maybe I play with it too much?? I dunno..). I can't stand that look and feel, so I needed something to aid my hair in between washes since I have read it's bad to wash your hair twice a day.

This is my hair BEFORE applying Batiste. My hair looks greasy and darker than usual. Btw, Don't hate me for my overgrown-out roots, I haven't had time to do my hair yet :-(

This is my hair WITH Batiste on there. DO you notice the white powdery substance on my hair? That my friend, is Batiste making its appearance :-)

This is my hair AFTER Batiste. Notice it is not greasy-looking anymore in comparison to the 1st pic above. I know my hair still looks chalky but it's actually not. It's refreshed, the grease is gone and you can see my highlights more. Can you tell the difference? I can ;-P

Down below is Mane 'N Tail Shine/detangling/heat protectant spray from Sally Beauty Supply. It also has Olive Oil Complex. I haven't tried this out yet.

Last is Grins & Giggles Baby Lotion by Gerber. I bought this at Big Lots also. This baby lotion smells so good (berry scent), is non-greasy, and absorbs very quickly. 3 pluses in my book. LOVE it.

That's all for now folks. Hope you all are having/will have a good and peaceful nights rest. After editing this post, I realize it's 6 minutes til midnight. Yikes! I need to hit the hay!

You all are the **BEST**!!

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