Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Photo dump from July

I took a lot of pictures in July that I meant to share here, so here goes!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

NYC Trip recap!

Since I haven't been blogging too much I've realized I have never done a re-cap post for my NYC trip! I went for the yearly Disco NRG meet where we usually film a ParaPara DVD series called "Vintage Story" (you can watch the previous 2 videos here along with a lot of other videos). I didn't actually take a lot of pictures myself so I just stole them from my friends☆

Friday, August 19, 2011

FOTD using a bunch of new makeup products!

Over the past couple of weeks I've gotten a lot of new things, mostly makeup and lashes. I'll post what I used in my FOTD that's new and do mini-reviews for each item! I'm also wearing my new lenses, Geo Honey Wing. They were purchased for $25 at Elizabeth Center in New York's Chinatown.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Makeup gets from MAC, Sephora and Target

I have become addicted to GossMakeupArtist's YouTube page, and he raves about using cream foundation all the time so I decided to get some for a change~ After doing some research online I wanted to get MAC's Studio Tech and decided to go out to the MAC store to get foundation matched! My best friend and I headed over to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA to go on a makeup binge and be makeup nerds.

Apparently my skintone is pretty unique according to all of the associated at the MAC store, because I have a warm skintone with olive undertones. It made matching pretty hard but we decided on NW30 to be my foundation match to be set with a slightly darker powder (Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark was recommended, which I might buy at another time). I also picked up a lipglass in Lust because it was a very pretty matte color, which is definitely hard to get my hands on! I have a lot of shimmery lipglosses.

My gets from Sephora, MAC and Target:
Top: Flora by Gucci perfume sample, MAC Studio Tech in NW30, Sephora VIB Hatbox present
Bottom: Korres Lip balm set, MAC Lipglass in Lust, Tarte for True Blood Cheek Stain in Glamor Me and Sonia Kashuk Brightening Powder.

The contents of the Sephora VIB Hatbox present, which had different variations. The one my best friend got had a Dr. Jart BB cream sample which I didn't get, mine came with a Tokidoki perfume sample instead.
Top: The Brazilian Peel, Phytolisse serum
Middle: Philosophy Miracle Worker Anti-aging moisturizer, NARS Pro-Prime, Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash, Benefit Stay Don't Stray
Bottom: Stila Tinted Moisturizer, Tokidoki Perfume

From all of my gets I'm super excited to try out the Tarte cheek stain, since it's a different color of blush other than orange! Definitely a miracle I could find something a different color that would suite me, and I've been getting back into True Blood again so it warms my heart a bit more ♥ I'm also really excited for the NARS primer as well, since I'm always on the lookout for the best primers :D

Also, I hope everyone can check out my Tumblr page! I update it mostly with photo posts, and it is a lot easier for me to update more frequently :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

NYX Cosmetics deal: Get $30 worth of goods for $15 (US Only)

I'm sorry everyone for the lack of posts! Since returning from NYC I've been a little burnt out and now planning for going back to school next week. I need to make the most of my vacation while it lasts, as I'm trying to finish 2 years of school in 1 1/2 years so I need to kick it into overdrive.

But anyways, I thought I'd give a heads up to ladies who are addicted to NYX makeup or want to try it, while doing some good at the same time! I'm a pretty big NYX addict since their makeup is affordable and great quality.

You can buy $30 worth of makeup on their official website for only $15, through their SocialGoodies offer. $3 of each $15 spent will be donated to charities picked by SocialGoodies. Please note that it ends in a little less than 3 days, so buy your vouchers as soon as you can ;)