Thursday, January 27, 2011

My HUGE Beauty Goods Haul~ @ 1:26 AM

This post is long over due! Seriously. I've been busy with my two part-time jobs though. I only have a day & a half off from the jobs. But, I always make time for shopping~~ So today I bring you a post of beauty goods that I've hauled since December 2010 to now. I thought: Why not just talk about all of it in one huge post? Enjoy :)

I'm not going to discuss Urban Decay's Primer Potion. I feel like it's been talked about enough that it does not need to be repeated anymore ~~

NYX Glitter Cream Palette in  GCP12 - One Night In Luxy > I got this for New Years Eve figuring it was just natural to have some glitter on that night. I didn't end up using it but I did use it on my sister. The colours are fun to wear & all but it was difficult to work with. It was basically just flecks of glitter in a clear cream base. It stayed on pretty well though and did create a really glamourous & fun eye makeup.
NYX Eyeshadow in Star~ A cute silver colour with blue flecks. Also a purchase I made for New Years Eve. I did use this one and it was quite a nice colour with a silky texture but not very pigmented therefore it required lots of layering to actually build a decent colour.

Rimmel's Colour Rush Trio Eye Shadow in Dark Angel & Dreamy > I got these two palettes on discount of $3 (CAD) each. I was actually drawn in by the lovely purple in the 1st palette but I figured I don't have much pastel colours in my collection so I decided to pick up the second one also. Since buying them I haven't used them. I did test out the colours on the back of my palm & found them not so pigmented. But it'll take further experimentation for me to truly make a proper verdict.

Kate Deep Eyes BR-1> Brown is a vital staple in my make-up bag. I wear it daily to work.. It's only during the weekends that I get a chance to play with colours (TT___TT) This palette contains great variety of browns so that you can create a casual day look or dramatic evening look. You can see I've already put the palette to good use by the sponge applicators~

Dolly Wink Eyeshadow in No. 3 Blue Orange (Country Retro) > Literally the pride of my purchases. I instantly fell in love with the orange & teal blue palette. I felt that the orange and teal will work great for Spring/Summer, since orange is back again in blush, eyeshadow & lippie form. Which I'm quite glad, I actually really like the whole orange blush ordeal!  Haven't tried it out yet but I'm definitely going to try it out and do a review on here. Here some more pictures of the inside of the packaging which shows you how to achieve Tsubasa's look that's on the cover:


 The orange is so vibrant (* A *) I'm already happy & excited for summer just staring at it. Plus the snow & cold has totally been bumming me out!!! I'm planning to pick up the Colourful Pop one also. i think the sales girl left an impression on me while she talked about it.

Maybelline's Lasting Drama in Charcoal >
The package isn't even open yet so... no need to explain. Hehe. I bought it as a safety net because my M.A.C gel liner is almost finished.

Majolica Majorca Perfect Automatic Liner in BR 601> Have been hearing good things about this liner so decided to pick it up since I was wanting a brown liner. Haven't got the chance to use it properly but from playing around with it I do feel it's hard to control. Then again liquid liners were always difficult to apply...

Maybelline's FIT me! Liquid Foundation & Powder in 115 Ivory > Okay I don't plan to talk too much about this because I want to write a proper review on it as it deserves. If you follow me on twitter you've probably heard me rave about it for days. It's that great :)

Etude House LUCIDarling Over the Rainbluser in #03 Apricot > It was my first time purchasing Etude House products. I thought the packaging was so cute for a highlighter, which is probably the main reason why I picked it up but the product itself was great in the end. It's a very shimmery highlighter, which when used with a light hand will yield quite stunning results.

Victoria's Secret Midnight Glamour Luminous Highlighting Powder in Starlit~ I picked this up when I had that $10 gift card that they were giving out just before the holiday season started. Once again the packaging was the culprit.

 NYX Gloss in Clear > Very simply, it's amazing because it's a non-sticky gloss that smells like candy. Yummm~~

 Revlon's Colour Burst Lipstick in Soft Nude > The best nude lipstick I've ever tried. I don't know why I've never used Revlon lipsticks before this! I've used M.A.C. lipsticks before & their lipsticks are drying on my lips. However this one is not drying at all!

Victoria's Secret's Perfect Lipstick (Scrumptious) & Sparkling Lipstick (Spotlight) > Bought these along with the VS Starlit palette. Good colours, smooth application & not drying. Quite like them (^____^)

NYX Round Lipsticks in Orange Soda, Eros & Strawberry Milk > I started to become obsessed with NYX lipsticks ever since my friend introduced me to them. She use to be a huge M.A.C. lipstick fan but she claims that these are better than M.A.C. lipsticks. I must agree too. Like I mentioned previously, M.A.C. lipsticks made my lips look dry and crackly whereas these lipsticks did not.

Here's a swatch of the colours of the lipsticks. From left to right: Revlon - Soft Nude; VS - Scrumptious; VS - Spotlight; NYX - Orange Soda; NYX - Eros; NYX - Strawberry Milk.

My Beauty Diary Limited Edition Floral Masks: Perfect for spring time of course! The phalaenopsis is a whitening mask while the sunflower one is a moisturizing one. Apparently these masks are different from the previous ones as they are able to hold more essence in the layers of the mask. I'm going to be trying this out later (^____^)
Lucido-L Designing Pump  Hair Jelly Swing Keep > Before I used the Liese's Designing Jelly but I found that the product was too heavy and weighed my hair down so much that it started to look straightened by the end of the day. But Lucido-L's hair jelly was much lighter  and held my waves much better. At the end of the day it still looked as it did in the AM.

Liese's Juicy Shower > The bottle is so sweet looking... & the name cute! This is a moisturizing hair mist that smells like raspberries that you use in the mornings to help tame unruly frizzy hair. It's suppose to leave the hair soft & more manageable.

I don't think I've posted a picture of myself since... Forever. Mind the orange towel by the way. The bathroom is where I can get the best lighting. Anyways... Here's me & my 3 week old haircut. I got this just around the beginning of January. I'm loving shorter hair right now because it's so much easier to manage. However I still get the occasional desire to let it grow again. So far I think I'll stick with the short hair though.

Parting picture: A new makeup bag for myself to toss all my goodies in. It's by a Japanese brand called Chocoholic. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think they're under the same company as Swimmers? Anyways, Chocoholic's products are more feminine I think.

If you see anyways products featured in this post that you would like me to do a  review/demonstrate usage/tutorial on, please feel free to ask!


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Saturday, January 1, 2011

☆☆☆Happy New Year! ! !☆☆☆ @ 10:18 PM

Can't believe that the last time I ever posted was last year. Ha Ha Ha! Just some cheesy humour from me! I hope everyone's holidays were great! I had a good time. I decided to just do a little post to reminisce the highlights of 2010 & goals for the 2011! I don't believe in resolutions because I feel like they are too easily breakable. I mean I can't remember the amount of times I've promised to work much harder in school & it always had fallen through! So, I'm going to make goals. REAL goals that I intend to keep & make come true.

Highlights of 2010:

There was really only 2 events this year that made me happy~~

Convocation: The conclusion to my four years. I was able to share it with my family & great friends. Truly the greatest moment of 2010.

Passing the CRNE: The moment I opened that letter from the CNO & found out I had passed the CRNE, I burst out crying !!! Even my mom thought I had failed. I was so overly ecstatic I couldn't help but cry happy tears. I seriously did not expect to pass. I don't know why...But it became proof to me that the four years was not a waste & that I had become a nurse.

Goals for 2011:

  • Exercise more often: I tell myself this all the time & fail to do so. New year, new start! I'm going to make it this time!!!
  • Take & Pass the ACLS: It's a step up from the BCLS. It's a tad bit expensive but worth it & hopefully it'll help me get a RN job...
  • Take a RN certificate program this fall: I was contemplating this for a while... I decided I needed to do this if I wanted to move ahead in life. Not sure what I want to take as of yet. But for sure I want to do this!
  • Save money: I am awful with saving money (-____-")
  • Read more: After I finished school I've hardly read. I use to complain that I didn't have time to read for fun because of time spent on reading textbooks. What's my excuse now?!
  • Write more in my journal & blog more often: I'm awful with both. So I wanna try to write daily in my personal journal & create more posts on this one. 
I think I've got quite a bit of goals there that will take me the entire year to make! Probably will come up with more goals as time goes by. Nothing is ever certain in life so gotta be flexible!!!  I hope 2011 treats everyone well & will be filled with love & luck for all! Once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

♥ Becky

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