Monday, March 19, 2012

Backlog: Winter Nails

I am slowly getting through my backlog of pictures to post... These were my nails from Christmas! I worked hard on that snowflake! Would have been easier with a striper, no doubt...

Navy blue tips: Love & Beauty Navy
Silver: Wet 'n Wild
Glitter: NYC Colors Starry Silver Glitter
Snowflake: Sally Hansen (from a french manicure set)
Teal glitter: Nails Inc. Fitzroy Square 3D Glitter

Friday, March 16, 2012

February Hauls ♫

Near the end of February, I received 2 purchases from elf and the Urban Decay sale on Hautelook! Let's take a look~

From elf: studio retractable lip brush, liquid eyeliner in stardust, nail polish in nude, individual false lashes, studio complexion perfection/tone correcting powder compact, blending eye brush, and studio eyebrow treat & tame in ash.

Nail polish in Nude. After this, I definitely need even more nude laquers, haha.

I love how the eyelash glue comes in a bottle now instead of a tube! I wonder if it'll be easy to use, though.

Stardust looks awesome. Can't wait to layer it over all my liners.

Eyebrow Treat & Tame in Ash. Hopefully this will help my brow hairs match the filled in color as well as lighten them for when I do gyaru makeup, although it looks a bit dark in the tube...

Cheap, awesome mattifying and color-correcting powder compact for $3?! I'm down.

I love this! Great new studio brush. It's so handy and I think I'll be keeping this in my purse from now on since the cap will keep any product from getting onto the contents of my purse too. :)

I'm glad the bristles of the Essential line has gotten softer! But, this brush is pretty much the exact same as the Studio Contour brush. So I can't really get much use from it since I have the 15-piece Studio set. Maybe it'll go into a future giveaway. ;)

And finally.....

Urban Decay Urban Lash Kit!! At $10 a box, it was an absolute steal. It's still on sale at UD's website, so get it while you can! I have so many fake lashes but have never really used mascara on them since I like to keep them clean.. but I'm so excited to try the mascara with fake lashes! I still can't believe it was only $10. The mascara is $18 normally, the 24/7 pencil is apparently a travel-size so....I dunno...$6.40 ($32 for a set of 5 travel-size haha), and the lashes are normally $15. So seriously, that's a $39.40 value packed into a now-$10 set. I don't understand the business logic behind this but I'm not complaining lol! ♥

Stay tuned for another haul from Too Faced Vintage sale coming up~ x) 
I'm such a shopaholic when it comes to makeup....
'Till next time, lovelies!

My everyday makeup bag

I'm totally procrastinating right now!

I don't know why I'm not working or sleeping right now, it's like 2:30am lol! 
This has been my everyday makeup bag since about late 2009, but the products inside have changed a little bit since then. I feel like my current "everyday bag" is really more of an "eyeliner bag" haha. Man, some of these products are as old as from December 2008.... Or even earlier?! 

Anwayyy, starting with pencil eyeliners... From left to right: 
Sasa Retractable Glittering Eyeliner in 04 Gold (HK, Dec. 2008)
Estee Lauder Artist's Eye Pencil in 01 Softsmudge Black (GWP, 2011?)
Tokidoki Brilliante Glitter Eyeliner in Savana (Sephora, 2011)
Clinique cream shaper for eyes in 01 black diamond (GWP, 2010)
Hot Topic Lip/Eye Pencil in Red (Hot Topic, 2010)
NYX Eye/eyebrow pencil in 901 Black (Little Tokyo, 2009)
Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black Ebony (GWP, 2011?)
Wet 'n Wild H2O Proof liner in black (Rite Aid, 2009)
Sephora eyes pencil in white (Sephora, 2009?)
Wet 'n Wild H2O Proof liner in brown (Rite Aid, 2009)

Liquid liners ♥ (top to bottom)
e.l.f. Liquid Eyeliner in Midnight (e.l.f., Dec. 2010?)
Rimmel Get in Line liner in 600 Copper Brown (gifted, Nov. 2010)
e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black (e.l.f., 2009)
Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner pen in black (ordered by Shari, 2011)

Lancome Definicils in Black (GWP, 2009?)
Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara (Urban Decay, 2011)
Wet 'n Wild H2O Proof mascara in 896/brown (Rite Aid, 2009) - Actually might throw this one away soon ahaha

Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects eyeshadow quad (GWP, 2008?)
Revlon Colorstay Stick Shadow in 02 Beige (HK, Dec. 2008)
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Cottage Cheese (Little Tokyo, 2009)

And then there's also some misc. items, like a Lancome blusher duo that was a gift from a friend, an e.l.f. concealer pencil in fair, an e.l.f. concealer pencil in medium (for easy-peasy contouring), a Shiseido lipstick in a gorgeous red color that I have barely ever used but is super old LOL, and a comb and some clips.

Can you believe all of that fits into that clear pencil case-sized bag?? I love it. And I love that if there's only one bag I can toss into my luggage at the last minute, it can be this tiny bag and I'm pretty much all set! :) Maybe I should add another lip product, though~ I've been seriously getting into lipsticks lately!

Until next time :)