Monday, March 25, 2013

Nails, Nails, Nails!

Time for new nails! Wanted to try out the new colors I recently bought from the drugstore off post. Love the pink nude for a toned down look this time around. And I added the red sandy nail polish on my ring finger. Really love the texture of this nail polish. Would love to try out their other colors! Here is the outcome.. hope you love it :)

New Products Haul

Yes, I have been shopping for a few new products on and off post. Some items I needed and some I just wanted to try out. Here are some of the products I bought -

So the brand P2 came out with a few new lip colors. This is one of them and I am just loving bright colors this season. The color is called "Vegas Strip." It is really pigmented and just soft on the lips. Another P2 product I bought is this duo bronzer. It has some gold shimmer in the middle. Really great for summer! I needed a good eye make up remover so I bought this Almay make up remover. It's oil free which is a plus for me because I do have oily/combination skin. I also watched a tutorial for cleaning your false lashes using this make up remover and it works great! If you want to watch the tutorial I am talking about, click here. The last thing from this picture is the Purity face wash. I seen a lot of beauty gurus on youtube talk about this product. It's supposed to be a good face wash and it really cleans your face and takes off make up. I thought I should try it since I do wear make up every time I leave the house. It's quite pricey so I bought the little bottle just to try it out for now.

A lipstick from the brand Manhattan. They had 4 new colors for this season and I thought I would give this nude color a try. It's more of a pinky nude and I love it specially when paired up with a gloss. It has a nice finish to it. Next is a P2 nail polish. They have a new line called Sandy nail polish. It does have a sandy texture and I love it! I have been wanting something like this for a long time because they had this in Japan awhile ago but it wasn't a nail polish. It was more of a sandy powder you can put on top of your nail polish. So I'm glad this brand came out with this line. I can't wait to try the other colors! Another nail polish I got was this Catrice from the Nudes line. It's a pink nude color and I love it. Last is this duo eyeshadow from Manhattan. I wasn't going to buy this, but what sold it to me was the picture of their model with the product on. I'm not really great on putting on shadows.. let's say I am still learning and I need to learn how they used this product on the model because it looked great!

On my last set of products, the first one is just a clear mascara from the brand Alverde. I never bought anything from this line, but they were the only line that carried a clear mascara at that time. I bought it just to tame my eyebrows. It does it's job :) Next is P2's Prepare your lips lip base. My lips are usually dry and full of lines so I figured using a lip base might help me with my problem and also give my lipstick a boost once I apply it. Tried it a few times and it does help set the lipstick pretty well. Last item from this haul is from P2 - Couture Lip Polish Stain. Wanted to try a nude pink. Yes, me and pinks! Love it :) It's not very shiny.. more of a creamy texture, but I love the color!


It's been awhile since I last made cupcakes so I decided to make some mini cupcakes at a get together. I was invited to a get together and every time, I just feel like I need to bring some kind of dish or dessert. It was last minute so I decided to make cupcakes. The flavor I chose this time was Triple Banana Double Caramel Mini Cupcakes. Got this recipe here. Enjoy and let me know how it turns out if you try it :)

Turn out of my cupcakes. It was yummy and somewhat healthy ;)

Goodies from Sis

I recently bought the Mini Keurig because I am a coffee drinker and I have just been curious because I have been seeing a lot of K-cup flavors they offer. They just sound so yummy! :) So that's what made me buy the Mini Keurig.. plus I'm the only one in my household that drinks coffee so I figured the mini will be fine. I forgot to add it on the list of my favorite things last month. Oh well.. I still love it :)

Unfortunately, they don't sell a lot of the different flavors they have for the Keurig here. So I have to buy them online. Luckily, where my sister is stationed at, they sell more than what we have here. So she bought me a couple of flavors that she loves - Kahlua and Macadamia Cookie. Doesn't it sound good?

February Glam Bag

So I've been receiving My Glam Bag subscription in the mail for awhile now, but I figured I should also start sharing it with you guys. I've been happy with most of the bags I have been getting. Some have regular size items and some have samples. Subscription is only $10 a month and i think it's well worth it. They just recently changed their name to Ipsy.. it was My Glam Bag when it first started and I still like calling it Glam Bag for some reason :) Anyway, click here if you would like to sign up! It's a great way to try out new products!

For the month of February, I received Lash Card Mascara Shield (4 lash cards came with it), Pixi - Flawless and Poreless (Primer), Pop Beauty Mascara in Smoky black, Mica Beauty cosmetics gel eyeliner in black, and 4 neutral eyeshadow from Coastal Scents. I really like the items I received this month. I tried using the lash card, but I had a hard time. Just because I am not used to using it. The package does come with instructions on how to use it.

Friday, March 8, 2013

My Goodies!

So hubby finally got back today from the States and he got me some goodies! So excited! Of course, they don't sell any of these stuff here so I'm happy that I can get my hands on some of them. Thank you hubby! :)

First on my list is the Pantene Expert AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment. Long name huh? Lol :) Seen this product on It must be a good product then right? :) We will see once I try it out. My hair is just thin and I feel like I will be balding early at age because I have been doing too much to my hair! So I hope this helps.

I had to get some Nivea lip butters! All I hear are good things about it so I wanted to try it. And I am always in need of a good chapstick! My lips are just always dry. I have tried one and they feel super soft on the lips. Let's hope they keep my lips moisturized at all times! Second are some colors from the Maybelline Vivids collection. Haven't tried any of them, but I am loving the colors on the tube. Will update you all on how they look in the future. Third, is the Loreal True Match super-blendable crayon concealer. Have not tried this one yet either, but I am excited to try it.

Last set are some more lip stuff! Can you tell that I'm addicted to lip stuff! Lol :) So everyone has been rambling about the EOS lip balms. They are cute and smell good too. I got too excited that I opened them right away :) Last thing are the Maybelline Whispers. Tried one color and it's a pretty good lipstick for everyday wear. Can't wait to try all of them!

Online Shopping

I just received a few boxes in the mail and I am excited! This is one reason why I can't wait to move to the States. Being overseas we are kind of deprived of certain food and stuff! Sometimes even if the local stores have the stuff we're looking for, they are just way over priced! Anyway, here are the stuff I got in the mail..

I took a picture when I got this box, but they got deleted before I was able to transfer it :( Anyway, I got these from Amazon. I bought a carousel for my Keurig K-cups. I thought it was a neat way to put my k-cups in. Didn't want to keep them in the box they came in. Next one was a jewelry holder. I have been meaning to get one because I needed a holder for my bracelets and watches. I haven't really been able to organize it yet.. just started putting the new items I just bought.

I couldn't wait to open this package because it just literally took forever! Love the products from the company (Vanity Affair)and pretty good prices, but I didn't like their customer service at all! They waited 2 weeks for me to email them and then they sent my package because they had to ask me about my address! Why couldn't they email me as soon as I placed my order and they had a question? Right? Is that crazy or is that crazy? Lol. Okay other than that, love the products! :)

Next box.. Sephora! Okay, so I barely buy stuff from this store because it can be a little pricey and also I would rather be back in the States to buy products so that I can test them out first. Anyway, I was tempted.. been watching so many youtube channels that I had to try some products. Lol :) I really was just going to buy the Josie Maran Argan Oil because I heard too much good stuff about it. I had to try out some Benefit products. I have tried some of the products and I'm loving it so far. I might just end up buying the regular size for some of the products in the future ;) Of course the box came with some free samples. Can't wait to try the Tarte BB Cream!

Last box is from Lulus. What can I say.. cute products and fast shipping! In love with the sideways cross necklace so I had to get me one. Plus it matches the bracelet my friend gave me. I had to get me a black sneaker wedge. They had one here at our PX by Sketchers, but it was just too expensive for me! Glad I found this one. Thanks Lulus :)