Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cutest Samples...

- These are just some of the most adorable samples I've gotten lately, aren't they the cutest?  I'm using them right now, so they'll probably be in my next empties post but I wanted to show you how cute they were. 

You can kind of see my Color Club Bloom skittles I was rocking before here too, see them better HERE.

This is also my 370th post, that feels kind of amazing and epic.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Current Nails...

 - This is what I'm currently rocking.   I decided to try the MyGlam nail stickers as an accent nail.  They're sooo long, idk who's talons they were made for.   You can't even tell they're hearts anymore cause my nails weren't long enough.   Maybe I'll have to try and get creative with the way I cut the rest of them.
- The rest of my nails are OPI's Kiss Me On My Tulips, then I got bored and decided to jazz it up by lightly sponging WnW's Silvivor on top of it.

Also I think it's interesting that I did this on Thursday night I think it was and my polish is perfect still and the stickers are showed wear and tear almost immediately for me.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


 - in NTMS the weekly challenge was VIDEO GAMES! Yay.  I had a really hard time choosing what to use as inspiration.  I actually had Joe help me on this one - and I narrowed it down to two games - Bioshock and Singularity, can you guess which she picked?  Singularity it was.  I'd already used Bioshock as inspiration before for Halloween that one year so this was different.

She did my eyes, I mostly did my lips.

She used a ton of stuff.  No primer, she mixed the shadows with lotion.
She used Kat Von D palette, Aromaleigh shadows, Jane shadow and her 120 palette.  She used her gel liner.  Maybelline Falsies mascara.

She also did my brows, as if you couldn't tell lol

 - I used Rimmel Airy Fairy for the first time, put some Essence gloss on top of that and then mixed in some pigments - or tried to, it was my first time doing that.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Color Club Blossoming 2012 Collection...

- This is a skittle mani using Color Club's Blossoming collection, using all the colors except the flakie one.
- I think it's super cute, I really like it.

I just decided to take a few pics (off and on) stuck in traffic.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Freebie Bag And Samples...

- This was just a freebie I caught on Tampax (or Always?) facebook page, I'm glad I got in on it, cause the bag is adorable.   And samples/coupons are awesome too.  I just wanted to share this cause I thought the bag was so cute.

Monday, May 21, 2012

May MyGlam Bag.

- This is the MyGlam May bag I won!   They didn't want to acknowledge that I won to start with, many emails had to be sent and they weren't exceptionally nice to start with.   I had to go through two different people to finally get what I rightfully won.  And then it was shipped out later than everybody else's (tho they seem to have more shipping issues this month, again.) so I had to wait longer giving me plenty of time to witness all sorts of ugly going on on their facebook page to do with the lipsticks.   I opened my lipstick box being like "Don't be ugly, don't be ugly, don't be ugly.".  The boy liked it, I'm ehhh on it, I did see a okay swatch of it, so maybe I can make it work.  They certainly weren't spring/summer colors, I might wait til closer to fall to rock it, I am excited to try a new brand though.  And I now have all the brushes to complete my pouch, the make up bag is cute, I'm kind of up in the air on the cuteness though, I think the sheen throws me off, and a youtuber said it's the kind of material where if you get it wet it seems to stain (which is such a stupid material for a make up bag, am I right?) I got a drop or two of water on it and she seems to be entirely right.   The nail bling I'm curious to try, maybe as accent nails, although the packaging makes me think of something on ebay for a penny bid to start.   I hope they stick well.   And the perfume, I haven't smelled this yet but I adore Philosophy so much, so I'm sure I'll love it.   The "Love Is In The Air" theme always as other bloggers/youtubers said is a bit more Valentine's Day than anything, which seems off in May.  The bag did reek to high heavens, which seems to be the norm now, I waved the bag under the boy's nose, he has an abnormal sense of smell, he gagged.

I probably sound really ungrateful and awful in this post, but I was just very frustrated after all the falderal, and yes I did win this bag but I paid for months and months of bags before that.  So sorry if I sound horrible, just being honest (in my own opinion anyway).

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Recent Blog Win!

 - I won a blog giveaway!   It was Pudgy Nails' 50 Follower Giveaway!  

I won it back in March but I just got the prize, I was so excited for it.  It's the whole Essence Ballerina Backstage set!  I also got some adorable candy, so cute I don't even want to eat it.  I also got a nail polish ring which I'm assuming that she made!  So cute, I put it on immediately.
- Here's a better pic of the ring.   I'm not sure what polishes she used but it is certainly pretty.

And the polish I'm wearing is the Color Club Mrs. Robinson I posted before.

Thank you Gwen!  I love it!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Another FREE Order From Vitacost!

- This was another free order from Vitacost!  I only paid shipping!

Have you tried Vitacost?   Sign up HERE, they have all sorts of things, a little bit of everything under the sun.  Beauty products, pet products, vitamins, food, etc etc etc.   For signing up you'll get ten dollars to spend on the site, if you aim it right you'll just pay shipping.   Then you can refer your friends as well and then they get ten dollars, and so do you!  Sign up today, for sure, you cannot go wrong with Vitacost and they have amazing customer service!

So here's what I got...

I got two free samples.
A pack of cat food.
A nail clipper for the cats.
A Yes To Carrots lip balm in Berry (I think that's what it is)
A Alba lip balm in cherry.
And a J.R. Watkins set.  Which comes with:

  • Aloe & Green Tea Hand & Body Lotion(1 fl oz/ 29 mL)
  • Mango Hand & Body Lotion (1 fl oz/ 29 mL)
  • Aloe & Green Tea Body Cream (0.7 oz/20 g)
  • Lemon Cream Body Cream(0.7 oz/20 g)
  • Lavender Hand & Cuticle Salve (0.25 oz/7 g)
  • Lemon Hand & Cuticle Salve (0.25 oz/7 g)
  • Peppermint Foot Cream (1 fl oz/ 29 mL)
  • Natural Beeswax Lip Balm (0.15 oz/4.25 g)

  • Friday, May 18, 2012

    And Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson...

    - Excuse the poor polish job, I did it in admittedly low light, didn't clean up really, and probably should have done another coat, but in the low light it looked fine lol
    This is Color Club's Mrs. Robinson, it's two coats.
    I got it pretty much for free with my Birchbox points.  That is one thing I loved about Birchbox, you got ten points for every box you bought and then 10 points for every review of the product you gave, at 100 points you got ten dollars to use in their store.   I did pay three dollars out of pocket, but that was just a piece of the shipping so the polish itself was still free.  I actually really am in love with this color, it's amazing and great, gorgeous.

    Empties, Future Posts, Box Supscriptions...

    - Some more empties.

    I had some full size shampoo/conditioners laying around with only a little bit left in them because I'd get a new one and just quit the old one because I'd be excited for the new one.  So I used up one of the pairs I had laying around.

    Then I also used up a travel size shampoo.

    A travel size baby lotion.

    And a pack of cotton rounds.

    I'm soooooo close to finishing off that darn make up remover, but I just haven't been wearing make up much lately, fail I know.  But I've been so busy downsizing, cleaning, and trying to slowly get ready to move.   I still don't know exactly when I'm moving but I know I still have a long road ahead of me just with all the cleaning and downsizing.

    I have a bunch of posts I want to do.  I got some stuff via credits on sites, that I want to share.
    I have my Glossybox I haven't gotten to post.   My spring Influenster box.  I also got Birchbox but I didn't take a pic of it either, but I was really saddened by it and canceled (again).   I also never took pictures of my last MyGlam, which was also lackluster and I canceled.   However I am expecting a MyGlam package atm because I won one of their contests and am getting May's bag for free, I'm excited for the lipstick that will be in it because I've been on such a lipstick kick lately.  But I'm worried it's going to be a not so flattering color, based on what I've seen other girls getting.  I'm glad I won this one, I  wasn't sure how it sits with me that most of the lipstick colors are discontinued and I was told that the Urban Decay eyeliners (which don't get me wrong I was thrilled to get mine) were just broken up from their clearance sets, it just don't bode well with me.

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    Making My Own Make Up Board...

     - This is the original picture I bought from Goodwill.  It was amusing on it's own, since it's so true.  I got it for 1.60.

    It was a huge ordeal getting the metal sheet for the magnets to stick to.   Anyone planning to do this go to Ace NOT Menards, Menards was awful.

    I am planning to spray paint the frame and probably do different paper or fabric on the sheet of metal, I'm just trying to save funds so I stuck with paper I had and figured I could always spray paint later.

    I left a space blank I'm waiting til I find an awesome picture to put there.

    I have had a few things fall out, but that's because of the glue I used (it was cheap) and not because of the metal sheet or magnets.  At least I know that much, at some point I need to get better glue.
     - Sorry this shot is sideways.   Thanks Blogger.

    I'm trying to put just some of my everyday stuff on here.   I don't really have a lot of everyday stuff honestly so I've added some shadows I figured could be go to stuff.   Mascara, primer, remover, etc.
     - Inside the little basket thing.  I got it at the dollar store.   I just kind of put brushes and other primers in here atm, I need to clean those brushes too, so sorry if they look a bit less than stellar.
    - And a cute little piggy magnet I have, he guards the makeups.

    My mom also made me a magnet I haven't put up yet.

    Have you ever made a make up board?  I wanted to because I thought it'd be fun and because I know the apartment I'll be moving into is going to have like no bathroom space at all pretty much and I thought this would help.

    Monday, May 7, 2012

    Even More Empties...

    - I have even more empties to share today.

    Two of these (or three? I can't remember if the nail polish remover was on there too.) were from my Project Pan.   The body wash and the EOS were.

    I loved that body wash sample from Ahava, I just got it the other day, it was lovely.   The shampoo/conditioner smell reminded me of a Fuzzy Navel for some reason.

    Then the laundry drops I got from Birchbox.

    And nail polish remover.  I need to go buy more on the double.

    Thursday, May 3, 2012

    More Empties...

    - Mostly just more little sample packets but I wanted to toss them out so I'm taking a picture to post.

    Three different sets of shampoo/conditioner and two of the three each came with a extra hair product thing to try.  And then the one cardboard sample is a laundry detergent.  I'm doing laundry right now lol

    The laundry detergent and the top sample of trios I got at Target when they were randomly handing out samples, love that.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    Made A Lipstick Holder!

     - So I've been on the lipstick kick I mentioned and had wanted a holder, but I'm trying to save money and I'd found a YouTube video where someone made one.   I was still a little torn between a pretty tiered acrylic one an maybe making one.  But when I saw the cotton/qtip holder things at the Dollar Tree today, I took it as a sign, since I didn't think I'd ever seen them in there before.
     So I dumped all the contents out and put them in ziplocks for use (840 qtips, 60 cotton squares, and 60 cotton balls) whenever I need them.  I tried picking those damn stickers off but they just wouldn't come off nicely, except for on like two.  Then I cut off the lids and hot glued them together.

    I later also put clear packaging tape around them too since I don't trust that hot glue.   I intend to probably decorate the outside of these later on.
     - As you can see Leo wanted to help me.  But he didn't want to look at the camera.  He wasn't ready for his close up.

    Six of these together should hold 96 lipsticks, four in each slot, I hadn't any problem (yet) fitting four in each slot.
    - I swear I had more lipsticks than this.  I KNOW I do, I can even think of a certain one, two actually, but Idk where it is.  I swear this apartment just eats things when you're not looking.  It kind of made me sad to see how empty this is.   I almost only glued 4 together and then glued the other two together to maybe put other cosmetics in but I didn't.  Maybe I should have.  Although I'm sure I'll get a few more along the way and it'll slowly fill.  And in x amount of time you'll hear me complaining that I'm running out of room.

    This last picture is the way it looks atm.  I do have a lipstick coming in the mail, and one in my purse I need to exchange.  So with the exception of two more, that's what I got for lipsticks, unless the other ones turn up.

    Couple Things...

    - Got a couple things at Walgreens.   I had coupons so I think I paid about 5 dollars for these five items, that's good right?

    Yes To Carrots lip balm in Sweet Fig - I've been curious about these, and I had a 2 dollar off coupon, it was on sale for 3.99 so I paid 1.99
    The WnW lipsticks in Stoplight Red and Think Pink.   They're on sale til May 26th I think it is, they're 99 cents atm (so stock up people!), and I had a dollar off coupon so one was free.
    The Maybelline lipgloss in Raspberry Sorbet, this was clearanced, I don't think I've ever tried this line of their gloss, it was clearanced for 3.29, I had a dollar off coupon, making it 2.29.  I wish I could remember how much they normally were, I don't think it was very cheap though.
    The Revlon file, I had a coupon that printed out awhile back for 2 dollars off a beauty tool and I'd keep forgetting to look at them.  The file was 2.29, 2 dollars off, making it 29 cents.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Target Beauty Bag!

     - I got my Target Beauty Bag!  I was starting to worry I wouldn't be getting one due to all the falderal on their FB during the giveaway.  But it came and I was so excited!

    I took a picture of the box while I was still in the car lol
    - The bag is cute.   I was really looking forward to the samples.  I've been using a different Simple sample of their face wash lately and I like it, so I'm looking forward to trying these facial wipes.  And I got a conditioner which was surprising, I always get a shampoo and never conditioner - I wish they'd do both, I don't know anyone really who only uses one and not the other.   The Nivea will be my next hand lotion I use that sits on the desk.  I'm half way down with a Johnson's Natural sample (which I oddly enough got at Target as well haha

    There was also a coupon book that came with the bag, it has some nice coupons in there, like one for Revlon and one for the upcoming Sally Hansen Magnetics, oooo.

    Anybody else get a Target bag, what'd ya think?

    Package From Sonia!

    - I got my package from Sonia today.  Some of this I'd picked out along the way and some she picked out for me.   I love my Sonia.

    I'm so excited to play with some of this stuff, and what color to do my nails next!   Probably one of those blues, they're calling my name.

    Now I just need to finish bubble wrapping some of hers and send her her package.

    Thank you Sonia, you're the greatest!  <3

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