Dec 29, 2010

Her Name Was Glowla Tutorial

Here is a tutorial showing the look I wore in my Benefit's Her Name Was Glowla review video. 

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season :)

Pink Fairy Bun Giveaway!

Please visit Pink Fairy Bun's site HERE for an awesome chance to win a Juicy Couture Bag!

Dec 28, 2010

Contest Entry for PiinkStrawberii!! :) Holiday Tutorial

PiinkStrawberii is having a holiday giveaway and this is my entry. Enjoy!

Visit Phi at to join her contest!! It ends December 31st!! All you have to do is a video on your holiday look :)

Products used: Benefit creaseless shadow in Tattle Tale; UD shadows: White Rabbit, Jabberwocky, Loaded; Tokidoki shadow: Bullets and blush in Polpettina; UD Zero 24/7 pencil and Heavy Metal Liner in Distortion; Lancome Noir Artliner and Hypnose Mascara; Korres Guava Lip Butter; MAC VIVA GLAM I; Benefit Rave Reviews lip gloss

Music used: Taeyang- Take it Slow instrumental

Dec 24, 2010

Benefit Her Name Was Glowla Video Review

I filmed a tutorial on this look and it shall be up as soon as I edit it :)

Dec 23, 2010

Rock and Republic Haul

Referral Link: HERE
The $25 referral link is ready for use right away once you sign up.
Currently they still have $0.99 shipping.
Use the code ROCKCOSMETICS to receive 50% off your order.

I got a blush and two eye shadows for $27!! :)

Swatches from left to right: Tease blush, Seduce blush, Tempting shadow, and Corset shadow.

Dec 22, 2010

ELF HAUL from Cyber Monday

Here's a video on the goodies I got!!

Dec 20, 2010

Rainbow Eyes

Here's a rainbow look I did for one of Andy's graphic design projects.  I had to improvise, because I didn't have every color.  I used gold instead of a matte yellow and so on as you can see in the pictures.  Just thought I would share some camera whoring pictures with you :) Don't forget to join my contest!

Dec 18, 2010

Contest Update

I asked Mike the conditions, and we have agreed that this contest is open to United States and Canada residents.

Sorry for the inconvenience!  I will be holding a contest open to international readers soon!

Enter HERE if you haven't already!

Dec 10, 2010

$25 giftcard giveaway from Apothica!

Mike from has provided my readers a $25 giftcard to their website in appreciation for following my blog!  They have all sorts of products, from skincare to haircare and of course COSMETICS!!  My favorite brand from their website as of right now is CARGO COSMETICS, possibly because of my new found love for the blush Catalina (which all of you should check out!).  

Cargo Blush - Catalina

This giveaway will last till December 31st at 11:59 Pacific Time.  
Here are your possibilities of entering.  You don't have to do all of them but you have the chance to receive up to 15 entries per person!!

First and foremost, you must be a follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect.  If you aren't already, please do follow :)  There will be more giveaways to come!

-One entry for becoming a fan on FaceBook (fan of Apothica)
-One entry for following Apothica on Twitter
-Two entries to retweet our tweet about your giveaway
-Two entries to leave a comment about Apothica (especially the specified brand) in
the comment section.  You can recommend a brand or product for me to try).
-Two entries for opting-in for Apothica's Newsletter (found at the bottom of the website)
-Seven entries for a blog post with a link directed to the specified brand
a. Must have a minimum of 100 words and use a pre-defined anchor text and
link to a specific page.
b. For example, if the brand you are highlighting is Too Faced, an
entrant would have to use the word “Too Faced” and link it to http://

The winner must let Apothica know their name and shipping address and readers must be 18 years of age or have parent permission (since you will be giving out your address).  The winner will be randomly chosen through a random generator.  

Once the winner is announced, please send me your email address and i'll pass it on to Mike from Apothica to get you that giftcard. :)  If I do not here from the winner in 72 hours, I will simply draw another winner :)

Good luck and thanks for reading!

Sponsored by Apothica

Dec 6, 2010

R&R Sample Sale for those living in So. Cal!

LA Sample Sale
LA Sample Sale
LA Sample Sale
This would be an awesome time to stock up on cosmetics and jeans!  Did you see the prices?!  $5-$20 for cosmetics?! Who's going to this? :)  I have work Saturday...hopefully I can make it out Sunday if I do go.  Let me know if you go!

Gumdrops in Wonderland Video Tutorial

Here's a look I created using my Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows by Urban Decay.  Enjoy!

Dec 5, 2010

Collective Haul from November

Here are some items I've accumulated over the past month or so, including my last Sephora F&F order :)

Dec 3, 2010

Please help vote #5 kawaiikao for xteeener's makeup contest!

I made top ten for her makeup commercial contest and I need YOUR help!  Please vote!!  I'm #5!!  You are allowed to choose two runner ups as well.  Much love!  Thank you!!

Dec 1, 2010

November Favorites! + Hello Kitty watches?!

Products mentioned:
Mandom Cleansing Express Eye Makeup Remover
Nivea Body Cream
R&R blush in Tease
Lancome gift set- includes full sized Artliner, Hypnose Mascara, and a mini-Juicy Tube.

Hello Kitty and friends watches available at McDonalds!

Nov 25, 2010

Contest Video Entry for xteeener's youtube makeup commercial!

I hope I make it into the voting round!! :p  This video was pretty fun to make.  It took us about 40 minutes to film and forever to edit because I'm such a noobie at editing.  Have fun watching and I'll let you know if I make it into the voting round!!

Nov 22, 2010

Pink Friday Lipstick from MAC and Nicki Minaj!

So every Friday for the next four Fridays, starting this Friday and online only, MAC has teamed up with vivacious Nicki Minaj for the release of Pink Friday lipstick.  This is an online exclusive only for the next FOUR FRIDAYS online only!  She has a really intense, signature pink lip!!  Who else is picking this up?!

Nov 14, 2010


Lancome Beauty Sensation - Just $49.50 with any Lancome Purchase!
Macy's is having an amazing deal at the Lancome counters right now!!  This 12-piece set includes full-sized beauty essentials in your choice of "Party Pinks" or "Glamorous Golds."
The set includes:

  • Two Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss Shades
  • Three Color Design Lipcolor Shades
  • Color Design Eye Shadow Quad
  • Blush Subtil Duo
  • Limited Edition Makeup Brush Set
  • Bi-FacilEye Makeup Remover
  • Le Crayon Khôl EyeLiner
  • Définicils Mascara
  • Lancôme Signature Train Case
This set is only $49.50 with ANY Lancome purchase!!  Such a deal!!  If you go this Tuesday or Wednesday, they throw in a deluxe size of Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover with any Lancome purchase as well.  

This traincase offer is available online as well!

Lancome Beauty Sensation - Just $49.50 with any Lancome Purchase!

Nov 12, 2010

October Favorites!

Yes, yes I know this is late, but better late than never right?!

Nov 7, 2010

tokidoki Robbery Palette Review

The tokidoki Robbery Palette Review.  All colors were very pigmented except the blush Momobella and the shadow Liberty.  Overall the palette is a great investment and the other colors are really pigmented and smooth!

Nov 5, 2010 shoe haul!

I found this really cute shoe site,, that sells affordable and fashionable shoes!  They have heels, sandals, pumps, and a ton of boots!  I got two pairs that arrived really fast.  They have amazing customer service!!  Any questions that I had, they answered quickly.  The shipping is affordable, too!  Right now, if you order $50+ you can receive free shipping.

I contacted the company and let them know I was doing a review of their shoes and they thanked me by giving my viewers a coupon code!!  The code blog15 gets you 15% off of your entire order!  That's such a great deal!!

The first pair that I got was the over the knee boot in Madrid.  Cute, yes?  These were $29.

The second pair I got was called Lamis, and it is a red satin shoe.  These were $24.

All shoes are true to size and the shoes are of manmade material.  I like how the shoes come with shoe boxes!!

I wish that their website had pictures of girls modeling the shoes so we had a better idea of what the shoes looked like on, but they are an up and coming site so I'm sure they will work something out soon.  Go check them out at

Nov 3, 2010


There are only two mini-duos to choose from, and this is a great chance to try NARS shadows for a very affordable price.  I love NARS shadows as they are creamy and smooth without budging.  I would have snagged both of the duos, but I already put in my third order last night boo!

There is no code for these duos.  They are found under Sephora's weekly specials.

Are you going to try these duos?

Nov 2, 2010

Sephora F&F Haul!!

Here is my haul from the Sephora F&F Sale! I just put in my LAST order a couple of minutes ago.  I mean, they only give us this 20% off everything sale ONCE A YEAR so why not!?

I got the Urban Decay Book of Shadows vol. 3, the Tokidoki Robbery Palette, Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer, and Sephora Lash Plumper in Black along with tons of samples.  I split this into two orders so I could snag double the samples along with free shipping.

What did you haul!!

Oct 29, 2010

Mini Haul from Big Lots and Forever 21

These items were collected last week and were very inexpensive. If you like drugstore brand products like Revlon and Covergirl, check out your local Big Lots. They carry such brands from previous collections at a discounted price. The Big Lots near my house didn't have such a great selection, so I went to the next city and it was like hitting a jackpot! I got some generic facewipes for removing makeup for $1, Revlon Super Lustrous gloss in 110 Life's A Peach for $2, and Revlon 600 Clear Lipliner for $2.

From Forever 21 I picked up a Blush in Pink for $2.80. This blush is really pigmented and their packaging has improved quite a bit! It reminds me of the Jill Stuart blush packaging!!

I got this nail polish in Grey for $2.80, because it reminded me of MAC's On the Prowl from the Hello Kitty collection. That color is one of my favorite nail polishes to wear and I thought this might be a good dupe. Forever 21's Love & Beauty Grey polish is a couple shades darker, but nonetheless pretty darn close!

On the left is Love & Beauty Grey, and on the right is MAC On the Prowl.

Swatches on the gloss, and variations of the blush.  Enjoy!

Oct 28, 2010

ewwitsnikki is having a giveaway!

Please show some fellow blogger love in lieu of her birthday and enter her giveaway for a chance to win amazing prizes! Check her out here!

Revlon Suede Collection Spotted at Rite-Aid

Revlon has their Suede Collection out!  I was at Rite-Aid the other day and spotted this!  They have new nail polishes, Color Stay lipsticks, and Super Lustrous lipsticks.  Sorry for the quality!  I only had my camera phone handy.  I believe they just set these out as you can see, the display is full, except for that one lipstick called Primrose missing...I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it even though its a very pretty dusty pink color.  If I do decide to keep it, I'll swatch it and let you know how I like it!

If anyone gets anything from this collection, let me know how you like the products!

Oct 18, 2010

Black Bag from

About a month ago I was contacted by and given the opportunity to review a product from their site.  I was given a $45 online gift certificate to shop their website.  They offer a variety of items- home decoration, luggage, shoes, office furniture, and more.  I shopped their bags and found this one in which you could carry two ways.  There is a set of larger handles and smaller handles as you can see from the above pictures.  I believe this bag ran no more than $35, my gift card took care of shipping and I received the bag within three days.  Kate, the representative was really helpful and answered questions about items that I was interested in.

I really like the quality of the bag.  The material is better than the material used at one of those mainstream fashion stores like Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe.  This bag is really trendy especially with the stud detailing.  There was another bag that I was interested in, but they were all sold out!!  You should definitely check out the site.  They may not have a billion trendy bags to choose from, but they do have some amazing furniture and home decorations.  Thank you for allowing me to review this product!

Oct 12, 2010

I know...I'm late with this! September 2010 Favorites!

Some products mentioned: Aveeno Tinted Moisturizer, Urban Decay Naked Palette, Revlon Soft Nude Color Stay Lipstick, and more!

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick, Soft Nude, 0.13 Fluid Ounces

Oct 7, 2010

Rumor Has It...Sephora F&F Sale is this month...

So I'm sure most of you beauty lovers have heard the rumors that Sephora's F&F Sale is this month...supposedly October 21st/22nd to be exact.  So what is everyone planning on getting?  I was on Sephora and saw this REALLY cute tokidoki palette.

If you've tried their shadows, do you like them?  Let me know?

As for other products...I'm still on the fence over the Urban Decay Book of Shadows vol III since I have vol II and the alice box and the naked palette, all which i love dearly.  I probably use these shadows the most.

Maybe I'll get a few Dior lippies since those are always nice, and stock up on the Sephora Lash Plumper Mascara.

Let me know what you're adding to your lists!

Oct 2, 2010

Tutorial Video using UD Naked Palette - Look #1

Here's a look using, Sidecar, Smog, Darkhouse, and Virgin. All shadows are from the Urban Decay Naked Palette yay!

Sep 27, 2010

New Black be posted soon!

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish handbags, to cookware, or accent pieces like a fabulous end table to complement your modern décor.

I have a teaser review coming up on the new bag I ordered from one of their fashion sites!

It's a very cute black bag :]

Requested Look - Flirty Purples from E.L.F. Haul Video

This was a requested look. Enjoy!

Sep 20, 2010 haul and review!

These are the shoes I got from I got a pair of thigh-high boots, nude heels with a bow, and some black lace pumps that are absolutely my favorite! This site is definitely worth checking out! They are an overseas China company that offers to sell shoes to ladies like us, and they sell in bulk too! If you buy in bulk, I do believe they give you a discount.

This is the first pair. The name and item #: are Europe and the United States hot sexy popularity jackboot Z-XH666-1 black. These cost about $17.25 in USD. These are a size 37 in China size and I wear a 6.5 in US. These are supposedly converted as a size 7 in US but they fit perfectly as a size 6.5 US.

The name and item # for this pair: T-shaped bowknot middle heel single shoes QZ-QX6-6 rice. These are also a size 37 in China size but fit me like a size 6 US. These are too small, so I gave them to my sister who is about a size 6 US. Inconsistent sizing! These were $9 USD.

These are my favorite pair out of all three. The name and item #: Workplace temperament mature texture pointy thin belt high-heeled pump shoes Z-JXNH-A-26. These also fit true to a size 6 US, not a size 7 US as they converted. These were $11 USD. Very cute!

If you have ay questions, comment !!

Sep 17, 2010

Mini E.L.F. and Review Video

I got three of their mineral lipsticks, Nicely Nude, Runway Pink, and Natural Nymph. Watch the video for swatches :]

Hopefully my videos get better because I got my Macbook Pro YAY! and it is pure love. Editing is so much easier and faster and the quality looks really nice :] Tee-hee!

If you have any questions, please comment! :]

Sep 7, 2010

My Blush Collection and swatches

From left to right: NYC Berry New Yorker, NYC Plaza Pink, E.L.F. Warm Bronzer, E.L.F. Contouring Blush then Bronzer, E.L.F. Healthy Glow Luminance, E.L.F. stick in Pink Lemonade.
From left to right: E.L.F. Warm Bronzer, E.L.F. Contouring Blush then Bronzer, E.L.F. Healthy Glow Luminance, E.L.F. stick in Pink Lemonade.
From left to right: Maybelline Mineral Power Blush Original Rose, Maybelline Mineral Power Blush Soft Mauve, Bourjois 34, Bourjois 95, Forever 21 Rose, Forever 21 Pink, Everyday Minerals All Smiles, Shu Uemura M Pink 33B, Shu Uemura M Peach 43B, Hard Candy Bronzer Tiki, Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer
R&R Tease, Benefit Thrrrob, Laneige Shimmering Multi-cream, Jill Stuart [next four swatches], MAC MSF Porcelain Pink, MAC MSF Light Flush, MAC Bone Beige Highlighter and Contour

If you have any questions, let me know :]