Thursday, December 24, 2009

HAUL & MERRY CHRISTMAS!

HI BEAUTIESSS!

I WANT TO WISH YOU ALLLLL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPPPPY NEW YEARS! MAY THIS SEASON BRING YOU LOTS OF COMFORT & CHEERS. AND MAY THE NEW YEARS BRING YOU LOTS OF GOOD HEALTH AND GOOD FORTUNE AND OF COURSE GOOOOOOD MAKE UP BUYS. :D


ONE THING I LEARNED THIS YEAR IS THAT "KEEP THOSE WHO KEEP YOU." WHETHER IT BE FRIENDS, FAMILY OR RELATIONSHIPS. I LEARNED TO FORGIVE AND FORGET AND COMPROMISE WHEN NEEDED. LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE LIVING FOR THE MOMENT AND NOT REGRETTING YOUR ACTIONS. IT'S ALWAYS BETTER TO SMILE AND BE HAPPY THEN BE SAD AND HOLD GRUDGES. MWAHS!!!


I'M SO GLAD I STARTED A BEAUTY BLOG, IT'S SLOWLY BUILDING, BUT I ENJOY IT! :)


OF COURSE I DID SOME HAULING, I WASN'T SUPPOSE TO BUY MAKE UP TIL NEXT YEAR, BUT I PICKED UP SOME STUFF FOR OUR GIRLY CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE. THIS YEAR WE DID ONLY A 30 DOLLARS LIMIT BECAUSE IT'S MORE FUN THAT WAY CAUSE' WE SHOP WISER. :) I WANTED TO PICK UP STUFF I HAVE ALREADY, THAT I WAS SURE ANY OF THE GIRLS WOULD LIKE. I WENT TO MAC AT NORDSTROM AND SURPRISINGLY, THEY WERE GIVING OUT "CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' LIPSTICK" FOR FREE WITH PURCHASE OF 50 AND OVER. I SQUEALED WHEN THE MUA CHECKED MY PRODUCTS OUT BECAUSE MAC NEVER GIVES OUT FREE ANYTHING! HERE ARE SOME SWATCHES OF THE GOODIES!


GOODIES!

MAC 219 PENCIL BRUSH, I FINALLY GOT IT FOR MYSELF! PERFFFECCCT FOR PERCISE CREASE WORK, LOWER LASH LINE SHADOW APPLICATION, SMUDGING LINER, AND INNER TEAR DUCTS!


PEACHYKEEN BLUSH, I LOVE THIS BLUSH! IT'S MY HG MAC BLUSH!


THE FREEEE LIPSTICK! IT'S A LUSTRE, SO IT'S REALLLLL SHEER, REQUIRES LOTS OF BUILDUP, BUT IT'S EXTRA MOISTURIZING


VERY GLAZE, SHEER, FINISH



THE PRETTIEST, BRIGHT PINK! 'PINK NOVEAU' IT SAYS SATIN, BUT SETS TO A MATTE LOOK, LOOK GOOD LEFT ALONE, OR WITH SOME GLOSS ONTOP :)

YUCKY LIPS, I WAS POUTING I THINKTH :/

'PINK NOVEAU' (L) AND 'CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' (R)


MY FAVORITE RED CHERRY LASHES! #600, IF YOU HAVN'T TRIED IT, YOU MUST!! PERFECT LENGTH, NATURAL LOOKING, BUT ALSO DRAMATIC. LOL IF THAT MADE ANYYY SENSE

FOR THE HOLIDAYS I WANTED TO PAINT MY NAILS SOMETHING MORE FESTIVE. SO REDDDDD IT WAS! THIS IS "MEET AND JINGLE" FROM THE OPI HOLIDAY 2009 COLLECTION


AND LAST BUT NOTTT LEAST, I WAS SOOOO THRILLED WHEN I WOKE UP FROM MY CAT NAP AND RECEIVED THIS PACKAGE ON THE COUCH. IT'S A PACKAGE FROM DEE, I MET HER THROUGH TWITTER, SHE IS A GENUINE, KIND HEARTED PERSON INSIDE AND OUT AND THE GIRL HAS UMPH TO GO FOR MILES. WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON. SHE LIVES 6 HRS AWAY, BUT ONE DAY I'LL MAKE A TRIP UP NORTH TO VISIT YOU, D! SO WE CAN GO PIGGGG OUT! SHE SENT ME A BUNCH OF HELLO KITTY STUFF. I ALMOST DIED, BECAUSE ANYONE THAT KNOWS ME KNOWS ANYTHING HELLO KITTY WILL MAKE ME FAINT. EVEN A HELLO KITTY PEZ DISPENSER. MERRY XMAS, BABES! THANKS TO YOU AND SUNNY AGAIN!




HK TOTE BAG, KEY RING, KEY HAT, AND THREE PAIRS OF HK SOCKS! I ALMOST TEARED UP, SHE'S SOOO THOUGHTFUL

I HAD TO! RIGHT AWAY!


WHERE DID THE 'PINK NOVEAU' LIPPIE AND 'PEACHYKEEN' GO TO?! DRUM ROLLS* WE PLAYED A PRESENTS GAME AT OUR CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER AND MY BFF ENDED UP WITH MY GIFT. HERE SHE IS WITH IT, SHE WAS SUPER HAPPY :)



THAT IS ALLLLL FOR NOW! KEEP WARM EVERYONE & EAT UP! CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S ALMOST 2010. WOW, TIME FLIES! DOES HAPPY DANCE** love love!!


XOXO,
GIANG

NEXT BLOG ENTRY WHEN I'M NOT LAZY N MY FINGERS AREN'T FREEZING OFF: CHRISTMAS CAMELTOES GET TOGETHER. LOL :)

BEAUTIFUL WHITE CHRISTMAS, WITH SURPRISES ON THE TREE FOR ALL OF US


THANKS CF TIFFIE FOR HOSTING THE GET TOGETHER AT YOUR PLACE. I LOVE ALLL THE DECORATIONS, AND THANKS TO BFF FOR HELPING DECORATE, TOO! :)


Thursday, December 17, 2009

OPi WHORE :)

Hi Beauties!
Like I promised I am going to do a review on "Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat." I have been hearing so much about this top coat the last few months. As you all know I have been faithful to my "Sally Hansen's Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat," but it just was taking too long to dry for me. I picked up the Seche Vite at Sally's Beauty supply the other morning and it came out to be $9 dollars which is the same price as the Sally Hansen's one. I just painted my nails just now with OPI's "Over The Taupe" from their DENIM collection. Before I talk about Seche Vite, I want to go over Sally Hansen's Mega Shine. The Sally Hansen's Mega Shine has a GEL-like consistency, it is pretty thick and comes with a clear synthethic bristled brush. When I put it on top of my nails it makes em pretty thick looking, but has a high shine finish and lasts me from 7-12 days! depending on what I do with my fingers. I thought it couldn't get better than that, until I got a hold of Seche Vite because the Seche Vite offers "fast drying" which I have been needing. Who wants to sit around and waste time while waiting for your nails to dry? It makes me feel handicapped! The consistency of Seche Vite is pretty runny, but it comes out to be HIGH shine, just like Sally Hansen's. So over all, I would repurchase Seche Vite and have to bid farewell to my Mega Shine :( Sorry baby, it was fun while it lasted.



NEW HG TOP COAT!











MY OPi ARMY, I'm still recruiting
*******REMEMBER, to PURCHASE CHEAPPPPPP OPIs, China Glazes, and Essies, go to the place I go to, they are 3 dollars a pop! AND they have ALLLLLLLL the newest collections and their permanent line. YOU CANNOT GET EM' ANY CHEAPER THAN THIS PLACE. CLICK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! :) ENJOY!


Onto another two products I have always had a place in my heart for. I don't use it daily, but when I go out or when my hair is curled, styled, and needs a little polishing. When I straighthen my hair I usually use the Chi Silk Infusion and squirt a dime size in my palms and run the product along my straight hair, concentrating on the ends and then using the remainder to smooth the top of my head for little fly aways. This products smells a little like cologne, but the smell goes away after a while. It's a little thick in consistency, but works well when my hair is straight. This product could be found anywhere: Target, Ulta, Hair Beauty Supply Stores, Costco, Online, etc.


A LITTLE OF THIS GOES A LONGGGGGGGG WAY ;)




Another product I loveeeeee to put on my curled and styled hair that I don't want to actually touch or mess with is this BIG AND SEXY's "Big Shine," it has Lemon Extract and smells WONDERFULLLL! I usually just squirt a few spritz all over my styled hair and it leaves me hair SUPER shiny! My last post from dinner for my boyfriend's birthday I had it in because I was in a rush and didn't have time to get messy with the Chi, so Big Shine is also convinient because it requires no mess! Just spritz and GO! This product cannot be found at Targets since their BIG and Sexy line is limited, I got mine at Ulta and sometimes they have it at CVS, also.




Shiseido's Tsubaki Shampoo/Conditioner & Big and Sexy "BIG SHINE" are a killer pair


Ok, loves, hope you guys enjoyed my rambling and more rambling. I will do all reviews from now on of a lot of beauty products that I have been faithful to. :) Have a goooood night and HAPPPPPY FRIDAY in an hour! love loveeee!


XOXO,
Giang

Friday, December 11, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUBS!

Hi Blogger Babes!
How are all of you?! I have been meaning to blog for a while, but have been too lazy to get around to it. The last week was my boyfriend's birthday, we celebrated so many different days I began to lose count. He turned 26!!! God, the man only keeps getting older. jk! I know you will be reading this, Bubs, cause' you secretly stalk me. I just want to let you know that you are the BEST boyfriend a girl can ask for. We fight at times, but that is like any other relationship. The joy you bring me everyday is indescribable! I loveeeee you so much. Thanks for always making me laugh, putting up with my craziness, keeping my belly full and my my wallet unempty. I am a luckkkkkky girl :D Ok, enough of that mushiness. So my girlfriends came by and decorated his room while I tried to take him to eat dinner and distract him for hours. We walked around Walmart foreverrrrr and then we were finally able to go home. He came in and the whole room was decorated! They got him a cake and of course a bottle of Henney. THANKS, girls!!! You guys are the best!

Durian and Coconut Cake (he likes durian, I think it smells :l)

He is at lost for words, I think he liked the henney more than the cake


Then on his actual birthday I took him to dinner at a quiet place in Long Beach called "Parker's Lighthouse." It is an actual lighthouse right on the pier of downtown Long Beach that has a frontal view of the Queen Mary. They served seafood and more seafood. It was pretty good.


My FOTD that night.

Face: MUFE HD foundation in shade #128
MUFE microfinishing powder
Cheeks-NARS "anjelika" blush
Smashbox "Sunmatte" Tan Bronzer for contour
Brows-BrowZing by Benefit (dark)

Eyes: Mac "Expensive Pink" (lid)
Mac "Satin Taupe" (crease)
Mac "Carbon" (outer V)
Mac "Vanilla" (highlight)
Nars "himalaya" (inner eye corners)
Red Cherry lashes #73

Lips: Nars "Catwalk" lipstick
Mac "Hue" lipstick
Laura Mercier "crystal" gloss

We snapped a picture infront of the tree before we left

My lame camera died so I had to snap pictures with my iphone.





The Queen Mary is on the other side! I snapped a shot from inside our window seats.



On Friday night we went to Flight Lounge in Huntington Beach for his birthday celebration with his friends :D They did bottle service for him, bless all their hearts!





Then on Saturday we all hung out at Lucky Strike Bowling/Lounge/Pool at the Block of Orange. Overall, it was a good birthday week, I hope you had fun, babes!! You deserve all of it :D




By the end of the night, I wanted to swatch some nail polishes that I have never used and boyfriend lent me some clean fingers LOL



That blog entry was so uninformational, but I figure since I already started it I might as well finish it. For my next entry I'll be reviewing some hair products, make up and nail products that I am using over and over again at the moment. Have a nice day, all! lovelove


XOXO,
Giang