He guys! It has been over 48 hours since I have announced the winners, and the grand prize winner Kat has not yet contacted me. I left a comment on her site since she didn't provide an email and I have not heard from her. This means sadly, that she will be disqualified from my giveaway.
1) I am in some ways a perfectionist. Especially if it's something I care about. I will fidget and pick and try to fix the little things regardless if no one else notices them.
2) I know I said this before, but I am super loyal to the people I love. I will do anything for them even if I don't agree with them. I think they are beautiful and perfect and anyone who tells me otherwise I will disagree with. The end. lol
3) I didn't get into makeup really until the end of high school. Even then I really didn't know much about it. I rarely wore it, but I loved putting on people. I would go to the bathroom with my girlfriends in high school and apply their makeup. I think that I used to not like putting makeup on, especially my eyes because I felt that it never looked as good on me as when I did it on my friends. Now obviously I don't feel that way lol.
4) I love food! I will try almost anything once...(maybe not things like bugs, but you know what I mean) I always wanted to be a foodie, I love to cook, though I'll admit I hate the cleanup! I can't wait till I get a bigger kitchen to go all out in!
5) I am an avid animal lover. I see a dog on the street I want to pet it. I'm not picky about dogs or cats, unless the cats don't like me. I think it's cause deep down inside I like to nurture and care for things so when I have an animal I get very maternal. LoL, I can imagine when I have kids...=)
Thank you all so much for joining my first giveaway! I was so excited that so many of you participated. I wish I could give everyone something but I can't =(.
I started this blog thinking that it wouldn't be much of anything, just another random girl babbling away about makeup, life and more makeup; but I have met so many wonderful people through this community and that I think is the most important! Friends are gifts so thank you all for your friendship and enthusiasm!
Ok, enough sentimental mushy talk, I know you all wanna know who won. Like I said when I first posted this giveaway, the winners were randomly selected through random.org, though I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your favorite memories!
So let's start off with 3rd place.....Congratulations to Marce!
So I did another makeup entry contest! These are so much fun!!
Pop Champagne is having a contest where you do an inspired makeup look from someone in the music industry. It can be from anyone in the music industry! So go crazy! There will be one winner and one runner up and she has some nifty looking prizes including this!
The contest ends March 21, sorry I'm a little late but there is still time!
I have to say that I had a hard time picking just because there are such an array of different creative styles on musicians. At first I wanted to do Gaga, and I tried it, but it was too harsh for my face. Lately I've been on a boy band/pop princess kick on my iTunes and one day it just clicked in my head what to do. BRITNEY!!!! (don't hate! =P) I immediately found the Stronger video and sat literally almost frame by frame taking pictures of her face for the makeup.
Ok so now onto the inspired look....on me =D Let me know what you girls think!
Well what a craptaculour weekend, anyway, as I wait for my aspirin mask to kick in I decided to kill the time with another survey Tag thing. I love these things!
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-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Two times a day, once in the morning and once at night
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Oily combination skin especially on my forehead...greaseballlllllll
-What is your current facial wash?
I use a variety. To wash my makeup off, I use Philosophy's Purity. To ex foliate, St. Ives Apricot scrub and I've currently been using the L'oreal 360 too, the green bottle
-Do you exfoliate?
Haha yes, usually twice a week
-What brand do you use?
St. Ives Apricot Scrub
-What moisturizer do you use?
Body Shop Vitamin E/Clinique.
-Do you have freckles?
Yes, I have a cluster on the side of my right side.
-Do you use eye cream?
Yes, I'm currently using RoC's eye cream.
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Not really, sometimes I get a minor breakout cause of diet or that time of the month =\
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
yes when I was younger, it worked but was a bit drying on my skin
-What foundation do you use?
MAC Studio Fix Fluid, Revlon Photo Ready, and Coastal Scent's High Def
-How about concealer?
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer and Tarte The Eraser
-Do you know your undertone color?
I would say yellow, though i might be a bit neutral
-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Love them! Sometimes u just need it to complete the look
-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes...but i don't do it..
-What brand of mascara do you use?
Mostly drugstore brands
-Sephora or MAC?
I love the fact Sephora has a plethora of brands, but MAC stores are professional looking no matter how busy it is.
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No and i'm too lazy to try to apply for one
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes and my fingers lol
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, I use my UDPP.
-For the face?
Sometimes I use the smashbox primer I have
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Oh man...I love Satin Taupe by MAC and Vorpal from the Alice in Wonderland palette
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I use gel or cream aka Blacktrack by Mac and pencil, sometimes I use liquid too
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
uhhh never...i'm not that spastic!
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I like them, I get them everywhere though.
-Do you use mineral makeup?
Rarely, I have to find one that doesn't break me out.
-What is your favorite lipstick?
I have a lot of those too. Current ones are Viva Glam Gaga, Up the Amp, Maybelline Born With It, Revlon Soft Nude, and Rimmel's Pink Blush
-How about lipgloss?
MAC's Boybait, True Babe, English Accents, I have some more I can't think of.
-What is your favorite blush to use?
NARS Angelika and Orgasm, MAC's Azalea Blossom
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I purchased the generic version of the Coastal Scents 88 palettes
-Do you like drugstore makeup?
I love it -I think there are plenty of drugstore products that are equal to the super expensive department store brands.
-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I don't have one near me...I think if i did I would live in it lol.
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes!! I always love learning more about the things I love
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I'm messy especially when it comes to loose powders. I tend to drop things, so yeah but I'm pretty clumsy in general soooo
-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I rarely see it but the lipliner that's way darker than the lipstick or gloss, ridiculous eyebrowns (Glowpinkstah reference) and also too much blush
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I love the spectrum of the rainbow
-Which celebrity always has great make up?
I love the Kardashians, Gaga's makeup is always super creative, Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman (usually, we won't count that powder mishap) are always flawless looking.
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
A lip product.
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Oh yeah, kinda silly to wear makeup to go to the gym...I usually don't wear makeup unless i'm heading to the city or going out with John on the weekend
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Hell yah! lol
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I have recently become a MAC addict, Lancome has some nice things and so does UD and NARS. Right now I would say MAC cause I haven't really been disappointed in them, but then I haven't tired MUFE
-What do you think of Makeup?
I think that it can enhance what you already have. I also think it's another great creative outlet, especially when you can achieve so many different looks. I also think you don't need a lot to do a lot
Ok ladies, you know the drill, go and tag yourselves and go ahead and blab away! I love reading these things!
I absolutely adored this. It's artistic and beautiful and sexy.
So besides replicating one of her looks we were suppose to write a story to go along with the pictures. Huzzah! Cause I am a writer, what better way to mingle my two loves together? I hope you guys like it! I hope Ppink loves it! =D
Lita seemed like an average girl. Pretty but unnoticeable. She longed for a life where she was beautiful and loved. Each day would be the same repetitious cycle. Lita strived for something different she desired all the things that she could not have. Then one day she decided to be different. To not sit and wait idly for life and love to pass her by. That night the sun set and the moon rose, Lita transformed into Nolita.
She meticulously applied her makeup. A heart on her cheek instead of a tear because love was always on her mind. A pale face because she wanted to be a porcelain doll. Red lips to contrast her skin. Thin eyebrows to exude knowledge and skepticism. Long lashes to flirt and seduce. Nolita realized that she had everything she ever wanted all in front of her.
Curls for someone to tousle, and a hat to maintain some mystery. Nolita's look was complete. She gazed at herself in the mirror, fascinated and in awe that she was beautiful.
Her heart skipped a beat. Could it be?
She couldn't hide the swell in her heart, the flush rising to her face. The face staring back at her, sad and hopeful was alluring and different.
This month.... I like: that I am finally getting into shape! Huzzah for staying motivated! I don't like: that I will not see the Oscars tonight... I want you to know: I'm so excited that I've reached over 100 followers on my blog! ^^
I've planned: to be in awesome shape for my trip to Vegas! I want to say to someone special: Life has a weird way of dealing us things but when we strive to make it the best cards we were ever dealt with, the results are extraordinary
I was tagged by the lovely Megan to do this. If you guys haven't checked this hot mama out you definitely should! =)
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this was me in the summer, pretty different huh?
On to the facts!
1) I am Chinese, not Korean. It seems a lot of people think that I'm Korean, even the ladies at my nail place have asked me in Korean if I am. It's flattering though ^^
2) If you are my friend/significant other I will go to the ends of the earth for you. I am super loyal but if you screw me over, it takes a lot to get back on my good side
3) I love music and am really deep into lyrics. I will always find a song to find how I feel lol.
4) I hate ignorant people. I despise it. I think if people opened their minds to try new things or to learn something the world would be a better place. Instead of laughing or making fun of something you don't know about, try to learn about it first.
5) I am petrified of heights, ugly crawly things, ghosts, and death...stuff skeeves me out
6) I've been with my fiance for over 6 years now. I've known him for 9. Yes that is a long time =)
7) I'm such a sap, I cry about anything. Make me watch a Disney movie and sure enough you will find me crying at some point. The first ten minutes of Up makes me sob.
8) I love video games, especially fighting games and rpg's. I'm so excited about FFXIII! My current fix is Tekken 6, Lars Alexandersson all the way ^^
9) I'm a hopeless romantic I guess that goes with me being a sap about everything.
10) I am a sports watcher. You will never have to worry about me complaining about watching sports. I love watching MMA/UFC, especially lately. My favorite fighters are George St-Pierre (aka GSP) and Forrest Griffin. Something about it draws me in
Now I really tag any of you lovely bloggers to do this. I would love to read facts about you!
Today I bring you more picspam of lip stuffz and swatches!!! Aren't you all excited? Please amuse me and say yes!
Ok so the first two I will talk about are the coveted Viva Glam Gaga and Viva Glam Cyndi. I must say I love them both. There have been a lot of people who don't like Gaga just because she's a bright bubble gum pink but I feel that a light layer is all you need because it is a lustre. Cyndi is also a lustre and I think is a great red. It's a pinky red, and of course can be built in intensity as well.
My natural lip color
With Gaga (Sorry this one is blurry)
The next lippy I got was from the MAC and Milk collection. I had seen many people raving about Fleshpot, yet another nude. They were originally out of stock so I had to wait about two weeks before it shipped out. It's a satin finish, but to be honest, it washes me out a bit. It's a great color to mute your lips out though. I definitely like it better than Revlon's Nude Attitude but not more then my Soft Nude!
Here is a swatch
The last lippie was a lipglass I got from the Riveting collection. This lip color is not for the shy, it really is bold and "riveting" I guess you can say. True Babe is a hot fuchsia pink color that can be worn with a simple or dramatic eye and will call attention to your sexy self! It's gorgeous in my opinion.
And of course the swatch
Pretty color no?
The last thing I got was a Blush Ombre from the Spring Colour 1 Forecast. It's the pink line. I got the blush in Azalea Blossom. This had been sold out for a while and is finally back on the Mac website. I was able to pick this up from my Mac store in NYC and I haven't used it yet but it's a plummy pink color. No swatches for this ladies sorry!
Yay for two consecutive posts! Hope you guys enjoyed and of course let me know what you all think!
And when I mean Pocket Rocket I mean the Urban Decay Lipgloss! ;) I know I'm pretty late on the Pocket Rocket Bandwagon but I wanted to do a quick review to let you know all know what I think of the product. When I first heard of these, I actually thought it was pretty stupid to be very honest. I thought to myself why would I want to have these half naked men as the topper for my lipgloss? So I took a look at it on the Urban Decay website and went "ehhhh" and didn't really think about it much after.
Skip to a few months later I ordered the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows and got a free sample of the Pocket Rocket in Doug, a "pink with iridescent sparkle." The color was very pretty to me but what bothered me was the smell. It smelled like cereal or a cinnamon roll or burnt sugar. I went back on the site and they described it as "Creme Brulee" and I guess it was pretty accurate with the scent. I mean a company can't say "with the delicious smell of burnt sugar!" Though the smell deterred me a bit, the gloss was amazing. Not super sticky, it filled in my lines and the color complimented my lips. I must've gotten used to the smell because I found myself reaching for this sample quite a lot. I realized too that the smell does go away after you put it on your lips...so I bit the bullet and I got three....yeah and I love them!
Here is the full description of the glosses on the Urban Decay site:
"Undress our men with the flick of your wrist! Inside the cap of our custom tube is a photo of a yummy man. Tilt the tube back-and-forth to strip them to their undies! (We've even included front and rear photos.) Whether you swoon for a future senator or a tree-hugger, one of our men is sure to please you. Our guys make awesome gifts for bachelorette parties, baby showers, or b-days.
And the gloss? This formula is so slick and cushiony, you would love it even in a plain ol’ tube. Each shade varies in opacity and finish, but all have a sweet crème brûlée flavor. The formula contains Hyaluronic Spheres, known to improve cellular function, prevent dehydration, and fill in lines and wrinkles. The brush applicator is ideal for blending.
Need to lure a real man? Give the tube a rub to release pheromones into the air! Undetectable to the smell, pheromones enhance mood and sexual attraction. The flat tube slides right into your pocket!"
I don't know how well the pheromone thing works lol but it's a cute idea. I have grown to really like the packaging as well and I think the men are kinda cute heh. =) Here's the break down for all the colors and the men just in case anyone is interested in their bios.
First is Eric:
"American born, but schooled abroad, Eric retains many European sensibilities, including Italian bravado, French table manners, and German soccer skills. Undress him for a little Spanish fly."
Eric is listed as a "sheer true red." He is pretty sheer and can work great with lipstick or just by himself. The color is buildable and does come out red, nice for a burst of color on your lips for both day and night. His boxers match his tux, kinda cute! He is what I call my "toki doki" lip gloss. Toki doki meaning "sometimes" in Japanese =).
Next is Kirk:
"When he isn't out running the trails with his two chocolate labs, enviro-activist Kirk is finishing his master's in sustainable architecture. Undress him when you two feel like getting eco-friendly."
Kirk is listed as a "sheer nude." Again the color is accurate though if your lips are pretty pigmented, (like mine) the nude won't show unless you have a nude lipstick under. He's great if you want to mute a lipstick that might be a tad bit too loud. The only thing that is weird about Kirk is that the scent of this gloss is a little different from the other two I have. I wonder if it's because the color/texture is different? Eric smells like the "burnt sugar/cereal" deal and Kirk does as well but the smell is really strongest with my last bachelor, David. Since Kirk is an environmentalist, he carries his own water bottle because he doesn't want to waste more plastic, how green of him!
Last, but not least is David:
"David is a hard-working man: at work, in the gym, and most importantly, in bed. After a grueling 60-hour week, he still has the energy to come over and put his 110% into you. Undress him to inspect your benefits package."
David is listed as a "milky mauve" he is a cream gloss which means that he's more pigmented than Eric and Kirk. I actually picked up David first before the other two because I love me some pink and also out of all the descriptions, he reminded me most of my Boo. (I'm silly like that, I always have to find things that relate to me and John or it has to remind me of him in some way) David scent is very strong and I really think it has to do with the different textures of the gloss. I find that I really like David for everyday and I carry him with me anytime I go out. Well it's a toss up between him and Eric. They duel with each other for my affection.....hahaha
Last pic is of the swatches so you can see what it looks out of the awesome packaging.
Tomorrow will be a post of some Mac stuff I bought. More of things you've seen already...like Viva Glam Gaga and Cyndi....haha later babes!
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