Sunday, August 19, 2012

Well, well, well. What do we have here?

Wow!! It's been over a year since I last posted on here. I really do apologize for that. Life happens, right? Right. A lot has happened in the past year, I don't even know where to start. 
Let's see:
  • My grandma passed away Feb 24, 2011. She lived a great long life (she was 92). I'm glad I got to say my goodbye to her, and spend the last few years with her. 
  • My aunt passed away January 22, 2012 after being in the hospital for a little over three months. As long as I know she's not suffering anymore, that's all that matters.
  • My younger sister, who got married July 5, 2011, just found out her and her marine husband are having a boy!! I can't wait to meet my new nephew!
  • Older sister got married after almost 7 years in Costa Rica (January 6, 2012). The wedding was beautiful. The only thing that was sad was the fact the our mom & aunt couldn't go because aunt was still in the hospital. 

  • I recently graduated with my AAS degree in Medical Assisting on July 10. My ceremony isn't until Oct 9. Then I went back to school to get my AA degree. I won't graduate with that until January or April of 2013.
  • Last year (Oct 1), I met someone that would change my life forever. He's super amazing!
  • I've moved 2x to the next city over. Will be moving back to Fremont, but with the same housemates.
  • The day after my birthday this past year, I got engaged!!!!

I'm trying to get back into blogging and posting videos. I've just lost inspiration. :( What would you like to see?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Requested - Gray & Brown Smokey

I posted a picture of makeup that I wore to school one day & I got comments asking if I can do a tutorial [along with a tutorial on how I do my brows]. So, as requested, here is the tutorial, with pictures & a list of the items I used. Hope you enjoy!!

AVON Nutura Moisturizer
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation - 008 Golden Beige
MAC Select Cover-Up - NW30
Anastasia Brow Express - Brunette
AVON Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation - Sand Beige [for my brows]
AVON Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation - Pure Beige
AVON Bronzer - Sunset Glow
Benefit Blush - Dallas & Coralista

NYX E/L - White
AVON Trio E/S - Onyx Quartz [Black in the middle]
120 Palette - 3 grays from matte black [Sparkley medium gray
MAC E/S - Dazzlelight
MAC E/S - Texture
AVON Bronzer - Highlight color
Sugar E/S - Frosty White
Hot Topic Winged E/L - Black
MAC Gel Liner - Blacktrack
Maybelline Falsies Mascara - Blackest Black
Lash Card to prevent mascara from getting on my lid ;D

Aquafina Flavor Splash Lip Balm
AVON Trio Lip - Nude Pink

Where can I buy the things you used?
Lash Card -
Revlon - Target, Walmart [Any drugstore], ULTA,
Maybelline - Target, Walmart [Any drugstore] ULTA,
Anastasia Brows - Sephora, Anastasia Beverly Hills
MAC - MAC, MAC Pro Stores, Macy's Cosmetics Department, Nordstrom's Cosmetics Department CCOs
Benefit - ULTA, Macy's Cosmetics Department, CCOs
AVON - Find your nearest Avon Sales Rep on
120 Palette [ANY edition] - BH Cosmetics, Sedona Lace, eBay trusted sellers

Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: The Lash Card

You know when you put mascara on & your arm slips & oops!! You got mascara on your eyelid!! Ugh!! Totally sucks, right?  Remember when I posted that video [skip to 5:14] where I'm using a business card to shield my makeup from getting mascara on it?  Well, someone actually came up with the idea to make it easier on us beauty junkies!! 

Lash Card was created by Alice K based off of the "business card trick" used by many makeup artists.  The Lash Card team launched the product on January 10, 2011! So, it's fairly new to the scene, but not the method of use. 

What exactly does the Lash Card help you with? 
1) Separating those lashes [Yup! It'll work with those who have used Maybelline's Falsies Mascara & thinks it clumps!!]
2) Ideal for layering mascara [Wonderful for girls like you & I who don't just put on one coat!!
3) Helps maximize your curls [I'm not sure about this one, yet. It depends on the mascara you're using.]
4) Great for getting those hard to reach lashes [DEFINITELY a plus!!]
5) Perfect for reapplying mascara throughout the day [It helps a lot!]

Each packet comes with 10 INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED cards! I love this idea because who wants to put a business card on their eye after it's been laying in a stranger's wallet for God knows how long, collecting dust? That is SO unsanitary! You can get an eye infection from that! 

Once you open one of these cards, you'll notice that the words are all written backwards. There's a purpose for that!! When you look in the mirror, the reflection of the letters will be read like it's written normally. Brilliant, right?! 

There are two curves on each card: one for small curved, more rounded eyes; the other for almond shaped, longer eyes. You can actually use a whole packet of these lovely cards for 20 uses!! One eye on each side, or one side for both eyes & use the other side the next day. Fortunately for me, both eye shapes can fit my eyes perfectly, I can us it 40 times!

- Super easy to use!! As long as you know how to use makeup, I'm sure you'll know how to use the Lash Card!
- Easier on makeup artists!! They won't have to keep cutting out the shape of someone's eye on a business card on the set. Plus, sometimes you might not have anything laying around that you can use.
- Up to 20 uses!! [Or if you're like me,  you can use it 40 times!!]
- Disposable!! After you're done, just throw it away!!
- 3-5 Day shipping!! Considering the fact that the company is based in Hawai`i, this is pretty good! 

What you'll get:
10 INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED Lash Cards for $5.99!!! Free shipping right now, too!! 

If for some reason you do not like the product [which I don't know why you won't like it], contact Lash Card & they'll give you your money back!

To purchase Lash Card, Go to:

I was sent two (2) Lash Card packets: one for me to review & the other to either give it to a friend, or to host a giveaway. Let me know if you'd like the chance to win one & I'll host a giveaway!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 08: A Photo That Makes You Laugh

I thought this was super hilarious when I was browsing through

I love Taylor Lautner & all, but HAHAHA!! Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do!!

New Zodiac Signs? Yeah..... RIGHT!!!

Photo credit goes to these sites correspondingly:

This is just my opinion on the "new zodiac sign" Ophiuchus. I can't pronounce this thing for the life of me, so it shouldn't be a new zodiac sign. HAHA I kid!!

Anyway, I'm not an astrologer, nor do I claim to be one, but this "new zodiac" is a fraud. If you've done your research, then you'd know what I'm talking about. Your Sun sign [Zodiac sign] is based on the day you were born & how the planets were aligned. The only time you're a different sign from when you're referring to a different planet sign or when you're referring to your ascending sign [my ascending sign is Scorpio].

For instance, your Sun sign can be Taurus, while your Saturn sign is Libra & your ascending sign is Aries. It all depends on the day AND time you were born & the place you were born [to determine your ascending sign].

Okay, back on track. All 12 signs are also constellations, as Ophiuchus is. If we were to add a constellation to the zodiac list, then ORION'S BELT, URSA MAJOR & URSA MINOR would also be zodiac signs, right? I mean, let's just add them in so there's 16 zodiac signs!!

The Earth has has always & will always be shifting it's rotation on its axis because of the fact that it's not a set axis. You know when your wheels on your car get missed aligned & ppl can fix it for you? Well, no one can really fix the Earth's alignment on its axis because that would take a HUGE machine & a few thousand of people & years to take to make the damn machine.

Hopefully I didn't bore you with all this & that you aren't thinking, "What the freak is she talking about? Where did she get all this information? And who does she think she is?" Like I said: I'm just sharing MY knowledge & research with you AND I'm no pro. I've read a few astrology books, & read information online.

With all this said, your zodiac sign is the same sign it's always been before January 13th, 2011!!  I'm a Cancer & will always be a Cancer.

What's your thoughts on this Ophiuchus fraud?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 07: Your Favorite Animal

This photo is a photo that my sister took.

As you can tell, my favorite animal is a dog. This photo is a picture of my Pitbull/Doberman named Chase. I miss him so much! I had to give him away a month after this photo was taken.

I was never a cat person, only because I couldn't have cats. My whole family is allergic to them. I love me some puppies!! I've always wanted a pug, though. Maybe when I get my own house [not rent a house or apartment], I'll get my pug!

Are you a puppy or a cat person?

Friday, January 14, 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 06: Anything Hello Kitty

The image does not belong to me & I do NOT take credit for it. Click here for credit

Okay, I'm not a HUGE Hello Kitty fan & never really was one. I was more of a Pochacco & Pekkle fan, along with Batz Maru. Anyway, I was browsing through the 'Net & found this on EW!! It's a hideous wedding dress!! Totallly making me dislike Hello Kitty even more.

Who would actually wear this thing? Would you? Please tell me you answered NO! Lol

Thursday, January 13, 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 05: Favorite Thing To Do

I love to read… It’s definitely one of my favorite past times. I love getting lost in someone else’s mind when reading.

Another thing is doing hair & makeup. The fact that it makes people look good on the outside & feel good on the inside makes me feel AMAZING :D

I learned how to knit 2-3 years ago from watching YouTube videos. Crazy, I know!! But it helps me relax when nothing else, including music.

Being on my phone, whether it’s texting, talking, or browsing on the internet. LOL!!!

Do we share the same interests?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 04: Your Favorite Foundation

I never only have one favorite everything, as you can tell by the other posts… LOL!
Anyway… I would add MAC Mineralized Satinfinish to this photo, but I don’t have any right now :[ So, these will do. LOL
I love the ColorStay for its coverage & staying power. I even made a eyeshadow primer from it :D I just don’t like the weight of it. It leaves my face matte & I like that. Dusting a translucent powder over it & you’re good to go!  It just  needs to be lighter in weight.
The weight of the PhotoReady is amazing!! Totally buildable coverage!! It leaves your face look like you have a healthy glow. Now, if ColorStay & PhotoReady had a baby w/what I love from each foundation, it would totally be MAC’s Mineralized SatinFinish!!
I like this Smooth Minerals one from Avon b/c it feels light, yet it has good coverage, as well. Totally buildable, like PhotoReady, but doesn’t give off the little speckles of glitter like PhotoReady. Instead, it makes your face look dewy.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 03: Your Favorite Brush

 From left to right in the picture above: 
StudioTools Dual-Finish Brush, mark Concealer Brush, e.l.f. Eyeshadow “C” Brush, 
MAC 224, MAC 217 & Avon Bent Eyeliner Brush.

I have more than ONE favorite brush. LOL!!  

I like my StuidoTools stippling brush better than MAC’s 187 b/c the white fibers are shorter & perfect for stippling. It’s much sturdy than the 187.

I’ve only used one other concealer brush than my mark concealer brush before & it’s the one in the Sonia Kashuk kit. That brush died sometime last year, but good thing my mom is an Avon rep! I got my hands on this awesome concealer brush! It packs on just the right amount of concealer when I dab the brush in my concealer.

The e.l.f “c” brush is PERFECT for using it as a highlighter under your brow bone! It’s super dense, but soft.

My MAC brushes… I just love them for blending. That’s all.. :D

The Avon Bent liner brush is the best liner brush ever. I bought 2 of them for $.99/each. Compared that to Sonia Kashuk’s bent liner brush at $5.99/each!!! It just sucks that Avon discontinued them. Well, that’s from what I hear. I use one for when I apply my false lashes & the other for gel liner.

What are your favorite brushes?