Showing posts with label hauls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hauls. Show all posts

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Home Sweet Home, Vacation Pics & Hauls

Aloha everyone! ;) Although I miss my sisters (surprisingly LOL) I am glad to be back home on the islands.

We arrived yesterday and I was never more exhausted in my life. It wouldn't have been so tiring if we hadn't forgotten my son's stroller AND backpack carrier. :( I have no idea how that happened. I guess since it was a little chaotic on the early morning that we left, I didn't realize that we forgot it until 10 minutes after leaving my sister's house. There was no way we were turning around or else I would have definitely missed my flight. As stressful as it was, I had to carry my son the whole time while carring my big ass purse (with my whole house inside btw), my son's diaper bag, and pulling my hand carry. I swear I've never felt more muscles in my arms. lol. I was so relieved to see my mom and dad after getting all of our baggage. Thank god we were sitting next to a really nice girl who used to live in Hawaii for 25 years but now resides in Atlanta (home of the infamous RenRen). We chatted it up and she was even nice enough to hold my son while I went to use the bathroom and a second time to take my daughter to the bathroom. Her and her bf were so sweet they even helped us with our baggage. I couldn't have thanked them enough. ;)

I really enoyed my vacation. Can't believe it went by so fast. I wish I could have done more while I was in California (i.e. meet some of my fellow beauty bloggers lol) No worries Jaclyn, next time for sure! ;) I didn't even get a chance to hit up a CCO. :( There was just so much to do and so little time. The main thing was that the kids had a great time - CCO or not lol. Disneyland was so much fun. Most of the pics are of the kids and I barely took any pics because it was so damn hot so you won't see me in any of these pics lol.

I didn't do much makeup shopping which explains my big online MAC haul. I just picked up some essence of beauty brushes since we don't have CVS here (sucks!). When we went to the mall Crabtree & Evelyn was having a sale and they had a $5.00 rack. I wanted to try out the intensive eye treatment (for puffiness and dark circles) in comparison to MAC's fast response eye cream. (I'll do a review later) and since I have dry chapped lips I got 2 of their overnight lip repair (a godsend!!) They were definitely bargains since the lip repair was originally $17 and the eye treatment was originally $30. I saved $62! Gotta love sales. ;) The rest of my moolah went to food and clothes. Here are my hauls.

Didn't do swatches, I know you've all seen them. My goodness, MAC is really gonna break the bank with all their collections coming out this Fall. Crazy as hell. Now that I'm back home I can finally start applying for jobs. I didn't want to start applying before I went on my vacation because I'm sure no one would hire me if I told them that I was going to be out of town for almost a month. I hope I find the right one. I know it won't be easy but I'm capable.

I hope you all are doing well. I've missed you guys since I was so MIA yet again. Please bare with me while I slowly get up to date with my commenting on your blogs. ;)

I'm starving so the hubsie and I are off to Sizzler. Yay! I missed that place while I was gone. Even Boston's clam chowder did not compare to theirs. LOL. Have a beautiful day everyone. ;)


Sunday, June 22, 2008

120 color eyeshadow palette

EDIT: If you woud like to purchase this palette, I bought it from chic-gallery on ebay. here is the link: I'm sorry I didn't put it up earlier, I just thought this was old news since everyone knows about the Coastal Scents palette. Enjoy! ;)

Yay! I'm so happy it came. I thought it wasn't going to get here before I left for my vacation. It took about a week to arrive from Hong Kong, I bought it on ebay for $27.98 which included the shipping. It was bubble wrapped very very well so I didn't get any broken eyeshadows. :)

I know many of you have seen this palette before. It's just like the Coastal Scents palette. I wanted to get this instead because it has 32 more eyeshadows lol. It came with 2 lil freebies. A travel sized brush set and some cute flower nail stickers. Now I really have to give myself a new paint job. :) I'm very pleased with this palette. There is a mix of everything from mattes to frosts and satins and shimmers. Very beautiful colors and excellent color payoff. I didn't like the sticker that was on the upper right hand corner so I peeled it off very easily. It didn't leave any sticky residue so it's all good. I wanted this palette to do my youtube tutorials because I could never figure out what colors to use when I looked at all my MAC eyeshadows. lol. But with this palette, all I gotta do is bust it out and look at it and I'm bound to come up with something. The eyeshadows are very small, about the size of a dime but I'm sure they'll last for quite a while.

Can't wait to do some looks with this. :)

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Simply Naturals & Brush Bath

Thank you for the sweet comments on the previous post. You guys rock. ;)

I got my Simply Naturals haul yesterday. I'm pretty satisfied with everything I received. Thank you to Christiana for giving us all the scoop on all the mineral makeup websites you find!

I couldn't get the pics to come out as good as Christiana's so I just made a video. You can check it out on my YT channel. :)Anyway, here is my haul:

My faves are Razzmatazz, Motown, Cayman, Green Apple, Citrus & Fern. Love them all really. ;)

And I washed all my brushes too. Took me damn near one hour just to do everything. I don't usually wash them all at the same time only because I regularly wash the ones I use the most. Didn't think it would take so long to do all of them.

My birthday is coming up. Don't think I'll be doing anything special. My birthdays were never really times to celebrate. It's really just another ordinary day. But I will be eating noodles (pancit) that's for sure lol.

Tomorrow I'm going to meet prettywahine96701 (Jaime) from youtube. lol. We've been talking on youtube and for some strange reason I feel like I've known her forever. She invited me to her birthday party this Saturday at Brew Moon. I decided to go since I really haven't had much of a social life in forever. So sad I know. lol. I'll let yall know how it goes.

Til next time my fellow beauty bloggers... :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


omg. i'm so relieved to finally have my internet back. i swear that was over a month. never again will i go through that! as crappy as they are, i just decided to stick with oceanic cable for now. that is, until they fuck up again then i'll have to make the switch to hawaiian telcom.

i'm so happy i can download songs again and update my ipod. check my email, myspace, yadda yadda yadda. no more taking 15 minutes just to write messages with that PS3 and my phone. you guys just don't know how much i missed you. i guess that saying is true, 'you don't know what you got til it's gone' lol.

today was my sister's birthday. omg she's 30. i can't believe it. that means i'm getting there even though i'm 6 years behind her. still! 6 years will come and go before you know it. it's such a trip how time flies. in fact, i still can't believe that it was 6 years ago that i graduated from high school. that's crazy. anyway, even though my sis is in san diego and i'm here in hawaii, my lil fam went out to celebrate. actually, to eat noodles since my mom always says we have to eat noodles on our birthdays for long life. after running a few errands with the hubsie, we went to visit the lady who cuts his hair so that she could cut my son's hair. i almost couldn't believe it, he didn't cry at all. it took about 12 and a half minutes (i recorded it lol) and after he was done, he looked just like his daddy. although i didn't get a picture of the two of them together, here are his before and after shots. she gave him a lil mohawk (upon daddy's request lol):

and i just realized that i don't think i've ever shared a pic of my daughter. shame on me! right now she's at grandma's house. usually she likes to stay there and since my apartment is kinda tiny, i usually let her stay at grandma's. we're picking her up this weekend though. anyway, here is a pic of my babies:

i know you guys have probably already seen everyone's haul from Neo Sci-Fi but here is mine anyway lol. Since I'm really into blush these days I got both of the blushes and I'm really liking X-Rocks. It's almost like Sweet As Cocoa but a tad bid lighter. I originally wanted to get Femme Fi e/s as well but decided to skip since I got Shore Leave from Naughty Nauticals in my previous haul. btw i'm also into expanding my collection of highlight e/s lol. no swatches or anything since i'm sure you guys have seen all this somewhere else.

so glad i've got my internet back, now i can go back to making more videos on youtube lol. my goodness i'm so behind, i gotta catch up on my rounds. i'll try to put up some FOTDs later. have a good one guys. :) Read More...