Wednesday, January 28, 2009

RIP Little Pet Bird 2005 - Jan 28, 2009

My pet Canary died today. In the morning it was fine, but at 3pm I looked in the cage and it was just lying at the bottom. I'm a little depressed, I didn't love the bird that much but he was a good pet. I thought I should write a little something about it, just so I wouldn't forget.

We never gave it an official name, but sometimes my neice would call it Shimmery.

My brother gave me the bird in 2006. It use to belong to my sisters kids but they didn't take the best care of it so my brother took it for a while and passed it on to me. I think it was at least 4-5 years old.

Honestly I feel a bit guilty because I didn't take as good care of it as I should have. The cage was usually (ok always) dirty and I didn't clean out the water and food bowls more then 2-3 times a week. I also never clipped it nails so they grew super long, but I could never catch the little thing cause it moved so fast.

Shimmery did sing a lot, especially after my mom would play music for it. It's singing was really pretty, and a lot of time people would think we had weird bird music on in the house. It sang a lot in the morning, right after the sun came up. No one really minded being woken up that way though.

Shimmery also liked looking at itself in the little mirrors hanging in the cage. I can't blaim him cause he was really pretty. He also loved spitting the shells of his seeds out all over the floor so we had to sweep it up all the time.

Have fun in bird heaven little guy.
♥♥♥

Monday, January 26, 2009

Gold, Brown, & Raspberry FOTD

Cheeks: Jane Blushing Earth Sheer

Lips: MAC Angel

Eyes: UDPP
Fyrinnae - Polar Bear (all over lid)
NYX - Root Bear (upper crease)
EDM - Wake Up Call (lower crease)
Fyrinnae - Dark Magik (lower crease)
Aziza palette (highlighter)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara










Saturday, January 24, 2009

New cute dress & NOTD

I found this cute dress at Rainbow for $17. It inspired me to do the nail combo below.




Milani Cool Vibe with Sinful Colors UFO over


Friday, January 23, 2009

Nail polish haul & Nail Of The Day

My newest addiction right now is nail polish. I don't know how long its going to last so I'm trying not to go crazy and buy 38267922 bottles that I will probably go months without using. I don't want to be one of those people who has 200+ colors (says the girl with over 100 eye shadows). Today I got 3 colors and 3 of those super thin brush polishes that you use for artsy designs.

I also got a new top coat a few days ago. My old Sally Hansen one was getting a little thick and I think it was giving me bubbles (those annoying bumps that ruin your mani's). So I did some research and the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat had a good rep. This is $8 at Sally's. I wish I'd gotten the Sally membership cause then it would have been only $5. Oh well, next time.




UFO

Daddy's Girl

Whats Your Name (black with blue sparkles)


Seche Vite


And my current mani, ELF Berry Pink (my fave pink)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ruby Red Lips & Neutral Eye FOTD

Cheeks: unnamed Aziza duo

Lips: NYX Hebe (two layers, both blotted)

Eyes: UDPP
Aziza unnamed palette - cream (all over lid)
Aziza unnamed palette - taupe (crease)
ELF - Pink Ice (highlighter)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara





Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cream & Silver FOTD

I saw a similar cream/taupe/silver look on Alyssa Milano on a episode of Charmed yesterday and wanted to try it out. I was hoping for a little less shimmer but Sweet Sienna was more blingy then I remembered. It was also a lot more silver then taupe. I still love this look though.

Face: Jane Aqua Ceuticals TM, Revlon CS

Cheeks: Jane Blushing Earth Sheer

Lips: MAC Angel

Eyes: UDPP
Bobbie Brown - Bone (all over lid)
MAC - Sweet Sienne (crease & lower lashes)
MUFE - unknown flesh color (highlighter)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Review: Rimmel Stay Matte + SkinPure Complex Foundation



Quality: 2 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Price: $7.99
Size: 1 oz
Where To Buy: any drugstore
Would I Buy Again: No, I took it back.

Shine control formula for 12 hours matte coverage. With Skin Pure Complex for a visibly purified complexion and gentle botanical extracts to help soothe sensitive skin. Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-acnegenic. Fragrance free. Paraben free.

I so wanted to like this foundation but there were several things that didn't workout.

First the lightest shade 100 Ivory was way to dark for my skin. In Revlon's ColorStay foundation I'm their lightest shade (also called Ivory) but this foundation would match their Buff or Sand Beige shade. This might work for me in the summer if I tanned a bit.

Second this did nothing to keep my skin matte. My face got oily quickly (like in 2-3 hours) and later in the day I noticed I had lines of foundation on the sides of my mouth where your cheeks crease as you smile.

Coverage was light-medium, which doesn't work for someone like me who has a lot of redness from breakouts. My pores also seems to stand out a bit more.

All in all it really didn't work for me so I returned it. However this did work well for Tanya from The Pink Train Case so I'm sure it would work for others.

PROS:
-the packaging is really nice, I like the slim tube better then the square or round jars other foundations come in and the opening points down so you can get all of it out
-no smell
-cheap price

CONS:
-bad color selection
-didn't control oil for me at all
-foundation creased/moved

Saturday, January 17, 2009

MAC FF Haul

I got my FF haul from MAC a few days ago. I got the lipsticks Chatterbox, Lovelorn, and Angel. Those are my first MAC lipsticks. I also ordered Prep + Prime SPF 50 but they sent me a fluidline instead. I emailed them about the problem and they emailed me back in 15 hours and said they would send me the P&P free of charge and I could keep the fluidline, which is awesome. I'm glad that MAC has such good customer service.






Thursday, January 15, 2009

Review: Jane Aqua Ceuticals Sheer Tinited Moisturizer SPF 30



Quality: 5 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Size: 1.5 oz
Price: $6.99
Where To Buy: Walgreens, Rite Aid
Will I Buy Again: Yes!

I saw it at Walgreens and just had to try it. I don't usually do inpulse buys but I figured since I've never use a TM before I could try this out and wear it to the gym at the very least.

This is the first tinted moisturizer I've ever tried, so perhaps I don't know what I'm missing but I love this product! I know I'm going to use it tons in the summer when my family has swim/birthday partys (which is very often May-August).

This product comes in 4 shades: Fair (very fair, pink or porcelain undertones), Light Warm Tones (beige or yellow undertones), Medium Warm Tones (mediterranean, tanned complexion) and Dark Tones (deep, warm complexion). I use the lightest which is suppose to be for fair/pink toned skin but its great on my light neutral/warm skin.



PROS:
-SPF 30, protects your skin
-paraben free
-has green tea and white tea extracts
-gives good light to almost medium coverage, I have huge pores, uneven skin, and breakouts but I feel ok going out in just this (i.e the gym, quick errands, or beach/pool)
-makes my skin a little glowy
-gives light oil control, not as much as my normal foundation but I can just rinse my face mid-day and re apply which is good because you need to touch up sunscreen anyways
-makes a nice base for regular foundation, my foundation goes on really nice over it
-you get a very good quantity for the prize, 1.5 oz for $7

CONS:
-strong sunscreen smell when you put it on and take it off, but I kind of like the smell of sunscreen

INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients: Ethylhexl Methoxycinnamate, 7.5% Benzophenone-3, 6.0% Ethylhexl Salicylate, 5.0%. Other ingredients: Agua, Dimenthicone, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Stearate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Gylcerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iodopropynl Butylcarbamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract. May contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Pics of new WnW & Jane displays at Walgreens + my drug store haul

I checked out Walgreens today and they had some new WnW displays that I'd been wanting to see. I know a lot of other people are interested too so I took pics.

WnW Natural Wear: Pressed Powder, Foundation, Loose Bronze, Loose Blush

Speed Glazes, Long Lasting Lip Color

Gel E/L, Cream E/S Pencils, Mascara, Mineral Loose E/S

Eye Defining Marker, Chrome E/L, Eye Brow Kits


Jane Aqua Ceuticals Sheer Tinted Moisturizer



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I also stopped at some other places and got a few things that I've actually been trying to find for weeks.


Sunsilk Hydra TLC (I've been looking everywear & I find it at the grocery store lol)
ELF Tweezers (for my purse)
ELF Conditioning Balm (best lip balm for me personally, 2nd time buying it)

Jane Sassy l/g
Jane Sheer Tinted Moisturizer (never tried before, will review this week)
Rimmel Stay Matte foundation (will review later this week)

Remington's All That Rag Rollers (been looking for this for a long time, got the last one at Ross for $10, will review tomorrow)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Thats right, I have now hit the ripe old age of 20. Time to get out the walker.

I look wiser and more beautiful right?

Lips: Avon glazewear Nude Attitude (dc)

Cheeks: Jane Blushing Blossom

Eyes: UDPP
Fyrinnae Velociraptor (above lashes)
TSS Dancing On Glass, dc (all over lid)
Bobbi Brown Bone (highlighter)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

NYX Trio Swatches

Here is my entire collection of NYX trios here, with swatches. I will add onto this post if/when I get more.

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