Monday, April 20, 2009

Makeup news

What has been going on in my makeup world? 
1. I depotted my NYX trios, and put them into a MAC palette (sans tray). It was time consuming but pretty easy. One thing I would advise though, is to make sure that the glue is completely loosened up so you won't crack the shadow (did that on a couple). However, it is very easy to repress the cracks, and isn't a super big deal. 
2. Sephora is currently (until the 22nd) having a 15% off entire purchase sale for BIs (Beauty Insiders). If you didn't get the email with the coupon/online code, go to for it. Print it out and bring it to the store! I didn't haul a lot (usually I don't haul much at all), I just got Stila's Diamond Lil e/s. I have been lemming this shadow ever since I found out that it is a dupe for MAC's Smoke and Diamonds. Sigh it is such a beautiful color!
3. I am considering on entering a contest on YouTube, and did a "toned down" version a few days ago. Maybe I will recreate it for the contest??
4. I am still trying to figure out how to post pics resized, watermarked, etc. When I get the hang of it, will post pics!

OMG it is so hot!

It is HOT in Cali right now. Man, I wish we had AC, but then again, I am all about saving energy so I must endure...

In other news:
Went to Berkeley this past weekend, and stopped by the MAC store. I wish I lived closer to a freestanding store, it really is so much better than a counter in MACYs or Nordies. I was excited to look around. They still have some HK stuff, and of course the Sugarsweet collection. I want to take a look at the new Rose Romance stuff, it comes out this week! EEK! (for more info about that line, I suggest visiting because Christine has the most detailed reviews/previews/etc. about MAC collections). 
I visited the campus and Telegraph as well, fun fun. Makes me miss those hippies. I also went down to Shattuck and browed the consignment stores. One thing I really love about Berkeley is the conscious effort to reuse/recycle stuff about. They have tons of used bookstores, lots of second-hand clothing stores, etc., and it isn't as bad as you would think!

Friday, April 10, 2009

FOTD: disney fairy!

erm, yeah I am thinking about using this as an entry for a contest. took the disney fairy symbol from the new tink stuff.

contest entry for some serious prizes!

Contest!!! (not my contest, though)

Hosted by:

Grand Prize: $100 GC to
Runner Up: $25 GC to B&N and a box of surprise paperbacks and other goodies (like chocolate, bath goodies, ect). This is going to be a NICE prize!
Runner Up: $25 GC to B&N and a box of surprise paperbacks and other goodies. (same as above)

Plus chances to win books (almost) every day for a month!

Go to for details on how to enter.


contest is now closed... sorry.

BTW, thanks for the chance to enter, Anya!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My first blog entry!

I find it truly amazing how much technology has advanced the channels of communication. I feel like we were in the Stone Age when I was in Elementary- I mean seriously, no cell phone? No computer? What did we do without the Internet? NO GOOGLE?! I can't believe that I have waited this long to finally start a blog, but then again, I was never really good at maintaining a diary and who is to say that I will be able to online in blog form?
This blog is not going to be dedicated to my personal life, however exciting that is (can you sense the sarcasm?), I am sure that all you people in cyberspace are not interested in the mundane trivialities of my life. I will, however, blog about the things that make me happy: as stated in the oh so descriptive header, I like the attainment of stuff (oh so eloquent tonight, I know), makeup, fashion, arts and crafts, and the lovely world of media/books. As superficial and materialistic as it sounds, shopping is my form of entertainment, and my delight is in the thrill of the hunt. Don't be surprised if I also blog about my latest craft project, or my latest obsession in entertainment... this is going to be one random blog, so be forewarned!
A little information about me: I am still trying to figure myself out; at times I can be quirky, weird, obsessive, boring, moody, funny, etc. I am kind of random, and I suppose this will be quite a random blog. Basically, this is a place to go to talk about my interests, and what I find fascinating at the moment. Have at it, and enjoy!