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after the long wait…

I can have milk tea again!

I got them from New China Foods, Milpitas, Ca
Can you say $1 dollar milk tea?! :D

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!


Brown Smokey Eye Tutorial

I might have another post just like this somewhere…haha, but here is a 2011 one!

put a medium, sorda dark brown shadow on the crease and blended out

this is the color i used, its from a random palette

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put a bit of black eyeshadow in the crease

put the medium brown color from my bronzer all over the lid to help blend. It’s the NYC mosaic bronzer in Mocha Glow

add liner and highlight brown bone with a beige color

Done!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Eat lots of chocolate bunnies!

Since Lent is ending I can finally have milk tea/tapioca drinks again. You know how a lot of people after coming off from Lent, they say “I don’t even miss (whatever they gave up) anymore” ? Well, as for me, I’m gonna have at least two milk teas tomorrow, just because I can :D


Mehron HD Foundation Review

I finally made another video! It’s been like a few weeks since I last made one, I really wanna get back in the groove of making videos again

Oh and I wasn’t wearing any foundation for the first part of the video, while I was filming I didn’t think it looked too bad, but after watching the playback I could see how blotchy my skin looked. But that just goes to show that I’m not perfect and that’s okay. Acne has been a part of my life for a really long time and my skin is actually in pretty good condition now, considering all it has been through. I did apply eyeliner, brows, and concealer over my under eye circles before the video though, I’m not ready to be seen naked just yet! haha

Hope this is helpful!


Scent Ideas & Custom Perfume!

I had an idea today to do custom scents for people who are looking for a dupe of their favorite scent, or would like to see a scent combination put together. I know this is something I would like to do for myself, because I have a perfume (Roxy Hula Girl) that was discontinued, but I still like it and I still want to have a perfume that smells just like it. So I wanted to put it out there in case someone wanted a custom perfume made or want to have their favorite perfume duped.

I know there are a couple websites who make custom perfumes according to the specifications of a customer, or the customer sends a sample to the company for them to work off of and I know these companies charge A LOT for their services, sometimes about $300 just for them to make a sample size of the perfume. Of course if I did custom perfumes for people, I want to make it affordable, but also worth the time it took for me to make it. It should be pretty simple for me to do scent combinations, for example if someone wanted “violet+lime” or whatever. But if there is a specific perfume that someone wants duped, I would have to do some research and first find out if it is possible for me to make it and then price according to cost of materials and time spent.

I thought this would be a great idea since if it were up to me, I would only have scent that I like (lush dupes! :D), but this way you can have what YOU really like too. Please let me know in the comments if this is something you would be interested in! Thanks and have a great day!


Monday Poll

It’s the Monday poll from MakeupandBeautyBlog.com! I <3 Karen & Tabs :) And she's from the bay area, hey girl heyy!

1. Mood:
I’ll be in a better mood once I finish up some homework and then I can dick around and do whatever I want!
2. What do you use to clean your makeup brushes?
I use shampoo, or face wash that I no longer use on my face. I also have Dr. Bronners castille soap in Lavender. I’ll use almost anything haha
3. Wide-legged jeans — yea or nay?
I’m gonna have to say no, I can’t see it being flattering on a short girl like me
4. The last book that made you cry?
I read a variety of things, but none were tearjerkers
5. Do you wear bracelets?
no, I do wear a watch though
6. Have you ever cut your own bangs?
Heck yeah! My hair grows really fast and I don’t get haircuts often, but I will trim or cut my bangs. After you get practice, it’s easy!
7. Are you a procrastinator?
who isn’t? I have been trying to get into the habit of getting the grunt work out of the way, cuz I’d much rather be working on my blog, making perfumes, knitting, sleeping, watching the office…
8. Favorite cookie?
Mmm, I love cookies. the Mrs. Fields butter toffee cookie is to die for!
9. I always knew I’d…
have a fabulous life. Nails done, hair done, everything big! Not quite Kim Kardash status yet, but I’m on my way!
10. Weekly goals:
Make a couple videos and or written posts, make perfume samples to give out to some lucky folks (details to come), exercise at least once this week (come on, lazyass!)

Now it’s your turn to fill out the poll in the comments section below :)


Braun Silk-epil Soft Perfection Epilator Review

Enjoy!

Some things I forgot to mention in the video:
– an epilator is a device that has many tweezers on a rotating roller to pluck hairs rapidly
– The device is sort of loud when it’s turn out, like a bit louder than hair clippers
– I want to try out more expensive models sometime in the future, because the one I have isn’t as efficient as I hoped it would be
– My shirt is from www.dynoisthename.com, the background painting is too. he’s my boo, like, literally hahah
– Sorry for saying “like” and “uhm” so much in the video, it’s a nervous tick!

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hi!

so i’m uploading a short video i made. it’s going to take about 4 hours to finish uploading…its only a 3 minute video dang!?

get ready for the most exciting, easy to hear, video log which will make you think deeply about life!

no, not really. i just wanted to post something because i’m really trying to be more consistent about making posts now. i attempted to make a couple videos previously, like last night and earlier today, and you know what…it’s a lot harder than it looks! i’m not really the type of person who likes to talk to cameras…while alone in my room. i barely even like to leave people voicemails! haha so this is very new to me and i’m still trying to get comfortable and find my way. and, add to that the fact that i have to learn how to edit videos now. goodness…i was editing one of the videos yesterday and just today i realized i cut out a whole chunk that i wasn’t supposed to! oops!

but i have faith in myself that it can only improve from here. cuz really…yeah, you’ll see what i mean! haha

*here it is!* omg so they automatically picked a thumbnail image of me where i look like i just got ice water poured down my back! i changed it something a little less ugly, but still ugly haha.


In case anyone cares

I’m gonna blog again! :D

I’m debating whether I want to delete old posts because it’s kinda embarrassing in a way to look back at them…haha, those pictures are soo old. And I no longer buy a lot of makeup these days, but I’m getting into perfumery so I wanna blog about that.

I knit too! I’m almost the only person I know who knits, but it’s really fun! I made 3 slouchy beanies and 1 and half gloves so far, currently finishing a pair

And of course I’m gonna do reviews, cuz my opinion matters!

Yup, that’s all for now. Wow that felt good actually, it’s good to be back :)


Shop My Stash!

Hi everyone! I’m selling some makeup items, look around and see if there is anything you want! It’s a great opportunity to snag  I’m only taking orders from inside the U.S. at this time.

You must have a Paypal account to order. Payment required in 72 hours. No returns or exchanges, Can purchase insurance for extra. E-mail me at nuts4makeup@gmail.com to order, thanks!

HAVE FUN SHOPPING!!

order total…shipping

  • $0-$10 …$2
  • $11-20…$4
  • $21&up…$6

LUSH Angel’s Delight soap $10
I bought it for $12, this is the only soap where I kept the sticker, so I don’t know how much the other soaps weigh. All the soaps were purchased Dec. 26 09

LUSH Noubar soap $9 SOLD

I put the votive candle in the picture for reference as to how big the soap is since I don’t have a scale to weigh them

LUSH Godmother soap $3


LUSH Rockstar soap $5 SOLD
I didn’t take a picture of it next to the candle, but it’s smaller than the Angels and Noubar, but bigger than Godmother.


LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel, New $14
8.4 oz. medium size.

LUSH Snow Fairy Solid Perfume, New $8


TKB Eyeshadow Kit $16
It includes most of the items that were in the original kit, give or take a couple jars or so. And there are some eyeshadows that I mixed in there. I realized that I’d rather buy shadows than make them myself haha!

Organix Green Tea & Pomegranate Conditioner, New $3

Bath & Body Works “P.S. I Love You” body spray $3.50

Mixed loose eyeshadows $5.00

includes 7 shadows and 2 blushes in 5 gram jars and a bunch of eyeshadow samples in baggies.

CG Outlast Lipcolor in Coral $2
used 2x

[sorry I don’t have pictures for the rest yet, my computer decided to stop reading my memory card ?!? I’ll post them later though! or ask me to send you the pic if you like]

MAC for Fafi beauty powder in “Sassed Up” $25 *SOLD*
With box, used a couple times
L’oreal HIP eyeshadows 2 for $6
in flamboyant and riotous
Eyeko Face Off Cleansing Wipes $1.50 for two
Eyeko Pretty Eyes eyeshadow cake $3.00
Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask
New $3.50, Lightly Used $2.50

Maybelline Lash Stylist Mascara $3.50
in very black
Revlon Mix & Mingle lip glosses $8 for three
NYX Triple Eyeshadow in Shanri-La $3.00
used


Lush Cleansers

Sorry I don’t have any pretty pictures, all my cleansers are all crazy mixed together anyway…

Aqua Marina – I bought this because my skin had redness before and I was looking for things to take down the redness cuz it has calomine in it. It’s a more gentle cleanser that can be used every day, but in certain water conditions it doesn’t rinse off well! And it will look like you have a pink mask of film still on your face [I guess this happens if you have hard water], and then you’d need toner and a cotton ball to remove it.

Fresh Farmacy – This one I bought because of the calomine in it as well.  It also has tea tree oil in it, which is good for acne, so that’s why when I wash my face at night I use both the FF and AM. I use FF on my t-zone because it is oily and FF can get drying and AM on my cheeks. I also added more tea tree oil to my cleansers, because I don’t think the FF on it’s own has enough tea tree oil to prevent acne. But now I’m experimenting with just putting tea tree oil in my toner [which isn’t Lush, it’s Alba Botanica]

Angels on Bare Skin – This is something I use when I feel like my skin is dried out. It’s moisturizing and also has ground almonds to be a gentle exfoliator.  I don’t use it all too often, but I think it’s nice to have around in the winter.

Dark Angels – I basically use this for more hardcore exfoliation. Some of the pieces of coal in there feel sharp and it’s hard to rinse off too! At least that has always been an issue for me. Sometimes I mix half DA with AOBS and that works better.

Coalface – I just have a sample of this. I don’t really really have a use for it, but it would be good for someone who doesn’t want to go through the whole process of using the “squidgee” cleansers. It could eventually be drying to the skin, I’m not sure, but that’s what I hear. And I think it smells good too. I kinda wish I could use it, but I would probably just be buying it just to buy it haha.

Those are the only one’s I’ve tried! Let me know if you have any questions!

Oh yeah and for all the cleansers, I wouldn’t buy more than $5 at a time so that you can use it up during the 3 month shelf life. When I was a noob to Lush I got a $12 dollar tub of AM, and it takes forever to finish!


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