Friday, April 27, 2012

Recent Wins!

 - First off I won a Essie from Cosmo, awesome!  Both me and my friend Sarah won, we stayed up for when it went live and both entered at the same time.   I was excited to get a package from Essie lol

Then the MIO was a freebie/sample but it's full sized and that's pretty awesome too.
 - Then this was my win from MandysSecrets blog birthday giveaway!   I'm super excited to try this palette, and the glosses are gorgeous.  She sent the single gloss as an extra because she didn't get to send the package as fast as she wanted and it's even in a color I think was on my wishlist, I'd have to double check but I'd pretty sure.  Either way I know the palette was!  Thank you Mandy!
 - And here Milo stuck his head into the shot.   He says hello.  He also wants me to thank you on behalf of him and his brother Leo for all the help I've gotten so far on the "Help Me Save My Cats" fund (located in the upper left in case you somehow haven't noticed it lol).
- These I won a bit ago but hadn't posted about them so I figured I'd include them.  I won them seperately but both from Covergirl on Facebook.   A mascara and a Flipstick lipstick!  How awesome.  I haven't open the mascara yet because I want to try and finish one of my current ones up first.

I won a Facebook giveaway yesterday but I don't have it yet (obviously) but I'll post about that when I get it.  And I did win a Glossybox a bit back but Idk when it's being mailed yet.  Super excited for that too.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Long Awaited Haul Post.

 - The stuff in this post has been accumulating for months.  I just haven't done a haul post.

The stuff in this top photo is stuff I got with a gift card, and I had a coupon for the Maybelline, it was for eye make up but it went through for the Baby Lips, so it was clearanced for 2.98 and I got a 1.50 off.

 - The Physicians Formula was gifts, or well I was given money to get the liner, and when I went to CVS, a coupon printed off for 15 dollars off Physicians Formula and then so did my 5 dollar CVS beauty bucks.  So I got the eyeshadow and the liner for 2 dollars, a buck each how awesome is that.  Pretty much everything in this and the next shot I had coupons for.
All the WnW stuff was 2 for 3 dollars at CVS and then I had a dollar off coupon for each item, in the end each items was 49 cents including the 8 pan palettes - I got those as back ups.

- The Dove items, Target had them on sale and if you bought four you got a five dollar gift card, so I figured I'd just stock up on some Dove, since I'm obviously going to need deodorant anyway.

My Maybelline lipstick I got ended up being damaged which sucks it was the last in that color, I'm going to try and exchange it at another Walmart.
 - WnW lipstick flower.   49 cents a shot.  I <3 WnW.
- Just a few other things, awhile back NYX was 40% off at Ulta and then I had a 20% off coupon, so that made them 60% off, so I picked up some items I've never tried before.  Not pictured was a couple loose shadows.

The Stila gloss (My first Stila gloss!) was a gift from a fellow blogger.  I still need to take some photos in it for her, I feel bad I haven't, I meant to, and then it just disappeared from my head until today, but I will. 

The WnW here I got on the 69 cents deal.   And the Rimmel lipstick (The Kate) I had a coupon for.

Can you tell I'd gotten on to a lipstick kick?
Idk why, I use to be like "Lipstick?  No, never."  But now I'm all "Yes, please!"

I'm so thankful for the gifts I've gotten and the gift cards and coupons I've had.   And keep in mind that the stuff in this post has been accumulating for awhile now.   I didn't go run out and buy it all at once.  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Recent Empties...

- Here are some recent empties.

I loved the Beyond The Zone Last Call hair mask, that was pretty amazing, and it smelled good, I loved it.  Plus it's like 99 cents at Sally's.

The ECOS I got as a free sample when I ordered from Vitacost, it was pretty nice too.

The EOS hand lotion is probably my favorite hand lotion, I wish it was a bit cheaper though, I got a couple at a really good deal when I had coupons.

I swear I had two more Garnier samples to put in this photo but I couldn't find them, someone probably threw them away.

I'm working my way through another travel size shampoo atm, and I'm using an Organix conditioner which I truly hate, I just want to throw it away, but while I'm knocking off the travel size shampoo I'll keep using it.  I just feel like it strips my hair.  Blah.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

350th Post! And Sugarpill!

 - So I got the Sugarpill palette (well I got a palette and a loose shadow) as a gift (my first Sugarpill yay!), for this look we used the palette Heart.   Joe did my make up here, we were just kind of testing it out and playing around, and we did it in a hurry.

There also an Aromaleigh shadow, probably Alloy but I'm not 100%, Covergirl lash blast mascara and we used the Pop Beauty Cat Eyes liner but I think she did her gel liner on top of it.

Plus I think she used a shadow or two from a Kat Von D palette.
- The purple doesn't come through strongly in these photos but it does more in person.

I'm not wearing anything on my lips and I kind of have a weird expression here, ignore that.  I just wanted to get a few shots of this and in the middle of those my camera died, guess it's time to charge it lol

Oh and also, this is my 350th post!  That's kind of awesome, I saw that when I was getting ready to post this so I figured I'd mention it too!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I Need A Refresh-Mint In Nice, France.

 - I did another drag marble last night, in a slightly different way than I did my first attempt before.

I used Essie Nice is Nice and WnW I Need A Refresh-Mint.  On the first two fingers I did the Essie as my base polish which honestly I think I liked the look of better, the pink with mint on top but the pink wasn't really opaque enough to do it without layering it on really heavy and fast to get the mint on next and start swirling.
- My other hand, again my hands kind of vary in how they look, and my index already has a little chip, seriously, blah.  And the polish isn't entirely flush everywhere from the swirling.

I think it's pretty though and I'm proud of it.

And I hadn't cleaned these up yet, I know, sorry.

And you may also notice my nails are shorter, again, I've been working on downsizing and cleaning and getting rid of things, and I broke one and rage cut them instead of rage quitting.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


 - This is WnW Pinkerbell.   It's suppose to be a dupe for a MAC, I think the new one, the Nicki Minaj one.  I can't recall 100% on that one.

I don't know if I really like it, I don't think it quite seems to go with my skintone?  Or maybe it's just that I didn't wear any other make up today, no eye make up to kind of balance me out.  And I wonder what this will look like if I tan this summer.

- This color kind of made me feel like I should have a bad fake tan and be on Jersey Shore.  Although I've actually never watched Jersey Shore.

Dollhouse Pink and Cherry Bomb definitely look better on me.  I should have gotten the Raisin one instead back when I got this one, but I figured some other time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cherry Bomb!

 - First off I changed my hair around.  Not quite how I want it, but I like it alright I guess.  I'm not going to be able to keep doing fashion colors because of the cat situation (click for details) so after this it will probably be back to a more normal color which does make me sad.
 - I'm simply wearing a Wet N Wild lipstick that I got awhile ago and hadn't worn yet, and today I was like "Today is the day for Ch-ch-ch-cherry Bomb.", yes the lipstick is called Cherry Bomb.   I actually did not buy this the first time I saw it but I left singing the song and then I was just doomed.

- I really really love WnW, and this is a gorgeous color.   You can't beat two bucks people!  Go off and find it if you don't have it, and while you're at it get Dollhouse Pink, it's a gorgeous color too, but kind of other end of the spectrum, it's a cool pink.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Abstract Pokadots...

 - I got bored and decided to spice up this manicure with my dotting tool (I sadly have misplaced the tool in the pack I love most and had to use the secondary favorite, I might have to get another set sometime if I don't find it.)

I don't have a list off hand of the polishes I used to dot, I honestly used 9 (or was it 13?) different polishes, but you can't really tell because three were like exactly the same color and some didn't show up well at all on the purple base.
 - Then I decided I didn't want regular dots I wanted to do something a bit more abstract.   I also only 3 polishes to "dot" on with this hand.

The base polish is Sally Hansen Plum Burst I believe and the accent is WnW Jewels For Your Highness, one coat over the plum.
 - Pokadots.
- Abstract swirly bits.


So does anyone do Swagbucks?
I do, and I know I posted on here once before, but I was new then.  I've been doing it for awhile now.   It's pretty much a site where you earn points and redeem them for giftcards, for instance at 500 points is a 5 dollar Amazon giftcard.  I've gotten quite a few myself, 50 dollars total - almost 55.

I'd have more but I didn't get to use the site for awhile when my computer died on me, but I'm getting back into using it now.  I use to get at least one 5 dollar giftcard a month sometimes more as you can see from the dates there.  So are you interested yet?  Might want to give it a try yourself?  Because I think you should, it's a really good point earning site.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blog Award!

Kendra nominated me for a blog award!  Thank you!!

I am nominating:

The rules:
1. Put the link to who gave you the award.
2. Put the award on your post.
3. Choose 5 blogs that you feel also deserve this award, or with under 200 followers.
4. Let them know you awarded them.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Showing Together In Grape Juice...

- This is my nails right now.  My friend Katie asked me if I wanted some polishes she didn't want anymore.  These are two of what she sent me.  China Glaze Shower Together and Grape Juice.

And I'm holding my EOS lotion in Berry Blossom, I've taken to using this since I finished my Vaseline one I was using for my Project Pan.   I really love this one too, it smells really good (actually it smells like a Victoria Secret lotion/spray I use to have but can't put my finger on it.), I have a back up of this already, specially since they're so small.  I wish I could get this in like a full size lotion.   I got this at Walgreens for 50 cents, I had some 2 dollar off coupons (they were on the EOS lip balms.) and Walgreens had this scent on sale for 2.49, that was a pretty amazing deal.   They weren't on sale at all Walgreens, but you might want to check yours just in case, specially if you have one of those coupons!

Take A Peek...