Saturday, June 30, 2012


 Geez Louise, it's hot!  106 F right now and my fan isn't doing enough. @_@

I've been staring at this picture because I want the cooler temperatures back. You can only strip down so much before it becomes illegal!!
 Look the trees are naked and that's acceptable!!!

I wish I can be back at the beach right now, also.  A nice ocean breeze and cold water...

What are things you do to beat the heat?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

{Birchbox} The First Installment

I finally decided to jump on the 'ole band wagon for the monthly subscription boxes. I will admit that in addition to have been influenced by many beauty bloggers to purchase this, one of my favorite professors has a subscription and she has one of the best styles for any instructor outside of the fashion industry... This is my first look at what this months installment was. I had done some previous research for several months having many impressive months sprinkled with some lacking selections, I went ahead an gave it ago. I'm pretty pleased with this months. I will definitely be able to use everything that was packed in this months box. 


Birchbox had a sneak-peak video before I started my subscription where they featured the perfume, rose water mist, and cheek stain, as such I was not exactly surprised when I found these three in my box. I will say that I have fallen in love with the perfume (not a perfume) sample provided and I absolutely love cheek and lip tints/stains. 

What are your views on these monthly subscription services?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Weekend Purge

So I guess I started "spring cleaning" kind of late, as the first day of summer is tomorrow... nonetheless, this weekend was rather productive. 

Some things I threw out were very old, dried out, some things had developed a plastic smell - which I took to mean they were past their use - or just completely use and I was saving the package. 

Some items I was sad to see go, other not so much since I never use them to begin with, so much waste... as I told my mother and myself - at least I got to try and see what I liked. Hows that for some denied justification?

How often do you clean out your stash?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So rich, so smooth - Lip butters!

Hi, I have a bit of a problem:

Behold, Revlon Lip Butters

They just look so plush, in their quilted tubes... 

Left to Right: Candy Apple, Sugar Plum, Brown Sugar, Creme Brulee, Strawberry Shortcake, Sugar Frosting, Gumdrop.

I know these have been raved about a lot in the blogosphere and youtube but I just wanted to share my thoughts. Some people don't care for these, but they just feel so gooooooooood, no strange taste, non drying (when you moisturize your lips regularly, as with any colored lip product), creamy, highly pigmented for the formula, cheap... how can you not want this on your lips?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Going Gaga

So I posted my purchases from Memorial Day shopping and many of you didn't know that there was a Lady Gaga Lipstick. I didn't know if I should post about it, because this is from the Spring 2010 Mac Viva Glam Campaign. It is worthy, because MAC has a new collection every year for their AIDS fund. 

Viva Glam is a campaign in which 100% of the purchase goes to HIV/AIDS funding, more info here.

 Cyndi Lauper & Lady Gaga

Left: Viva Glam Gaga & Viva Glam Gaga 2

A carry case, with message from Gaga herself. 

I think these are some great colors from  Mac. If you can get still find these in your area I would try, since I recently bought mind from the Cosmetic Company Outlet. They were fully packaged when I purchased them.

Have you purchased another Viva Glam color? Do you like MAC lipsticks?

Friday, June 8, 2012

{NOTD} Summer Travels (ish)

Okay, so I'm not really able to travel anywhere this summer (bummer!), because I am studying for my Medical Admissions Exam... I can still dream about traveling though.

OPI nail polishes are a hit or miss for me. Sometimes they have a great formula and don't need many coats to achieve the desired look, other times numerous coats are needed. With this color I had to apply 3 coats for an opaque look. 

OPI,  On Stranger Tides

In between studying I have been catching up on some reading. I'm a slow reader, unless the matter is really gripping (like all the Harry Potters' =_=;;!!).

Do you have vacation plans for the summer season? Any novel recommendations?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Memorial Day Things


Last weekend for Memorial Day some friends and I traveled to the outlet mall, which was quite a distance away...

The only items I purchased were from the Cosmetic Company Outlet:
Lady Gaga Collection Set and Estee Lauder Double Wear

Lady Gaga MAC Lipsticks GAGA and GAGA 2
I think I will be posting a review of the Double Wear Foundation soon...

Hope you are doing well!