Jan 22, 2012

Sunday Update

So I'm currently obsessed with tumblr. I absolutely love it right now. To my tumblr, click here.

I've been enjoying these two songs the past hour that I found randomly on youtube. One's by, HelloGoodbye- Oh, It Is Love and the other from PlayRadioPlay- I'm a Pirate, You're a Princess. So, I'm currently listening to those songs.

I've been catching up with Catching Fire (see the pun?). It's been a slow process. I'm more than half way there. It's getting some-what interesting, but not fast-pacing as the first book. But, I'm getting there.

So, yeah. That's it. Just a little update. Have a great night.

Jan 19, 2012

Jan 18, 2012

Top 11 of 2011

So in this post, I'll be listing the top 11+ makeup/beauty/random products of 2011. Without further a-do, here's my 11 products of 2011.

Eyes:
MAC Grand Entrance e/s
Stila Kitten e/s
Lancome Faux Pas e/s
Wet and Wild Walking on Eggshells e/s trio
Lancome Defincils Mascara
Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner
Milani Liquid Eye Tech Liquid Eyeliner

Face:
Note that I rarely put stuff on my face, so I don't have a lot of products listed under here
MAC Dame blush
NYC Sunny Bronzer
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Blush in Peach Satin

Lips:
Burt's Bees Lip Balm
Revlon Lipstick in Fire and Ice
Revlon Lipstick in Soft Rose
French Connection Clear Lip gloss

As for a special bonus, here are some favorite random stuff I liked in 2011:

Songs:
Saturday- Fall Out Boy
Calm Before the Storm- Fall Out Boy
*I've practically listened to their whole 1st album for months near the end of the summer. Loved Fall Out Boy. Always will.
Our Deal- Best Coast
*Brings back memories when I listened to this song around summer.
The Chain- Ingrid Michaelson
You and I- Ingrid Michaelson
Can't Help Falling in Love-Ingrid Michaelson
Creep-Ingrid Michaelson
*Happy to find Ingrid Michaelson. She is now one of my favorite artist. Her covers are absolutely amazing.
Raindrop-Regina Spektor
Samson- Regina Spektor
*Regina Spektor is now one of my favorite artist as well. Brilliant singer.
Kids-MGMT
*Fun song to dance around. Heard this from my brother and I was obsessed during the spring.
Skinny Love- Bon Iver
*I really enjoyed this song a lot. 
The Suburbs- Arcade Fire
Ready to Start- Arcade Fire
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)- Arcade Fire
Wake Up- Arcade Fire
*Arcade Fire is probably one of my favorite music discoveries in 2011. It's one of my new favorite bands.

Books:
Anna and the French Kiss
*I LOVE this. Yes, it's a sappy, corny love story. But it's so so so cute.
The Maze Runner Trilogy
*I great trilogy to catch up to.
The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy
*Great books to read during the summer
The Summer Series
*A lot of books in this series and I enjoyed them a lot. It's like a soap opera in a book!


I'll probably add more stuff to this list of favorite stuff of 2011. I just can't think anymore stuff at this moment. Have a good day.

Jan 15, 2012

Things I Got 2

So here's what I got:

I got this summery-kind of dress for roughly around $16 at Macy's. I liked the collar on the dress. I'm thinking of cutting the part where it synches at the waist to make a separate top and skirt. I also got a huge crop top for three bucks.

On to Bath and Body Works. They have these "75% off" deals. So, I bought this Mango Butter Lip Butter, Lemon and Blueberry Lip Balm, and a Lemon and Blackberry Tinted Lip Balm each for two bucks, retailing at $7.50 each. If you want me to do a review on any one them, which I will most likely do, let me know.

This is quite random, but I'm obsessing over One Direction. I know this is sad, but I get sucked into these boy bands/cute singers type-of-deal. I'm in my One Direction phase right now. I mean they're five hot British/Irish boys. You doesn't love that? They're so cute. And they're from the UK. You know how I want visit and live there. Not to mention that they're music is quite enjoyable. These guy probably make a bunch of money from the looks. Oh me? Why do I like them? Anyhoo, they're touring with Big Time Rush, here, in the US. Inside of me right now, I'm screaming like a crazy eight-year old. This is bad isn't it?

Jan 13, 2012

Essence Eyeliner Pen: Review

In this post, I'm going to do a review on the Essence Eyeliner Pen that I purchased from Ulta. For some reason, I thought I purchased it around a dollar but on the website, it says it's "$2.49". It's a cheap price already so I shouldn't complain. I just wanted to try a new eyeliner out so I gave this eyeliner a go.

 

This eyeliner is from a Europe-based company, Essence. I believe you can only find this cosmetics in the US at Ulta. All of their products are cheap and affordable. As you can see from the picture above, it has a pen-like applicator, which I like. The applicator is quite thick so if you're one of those people who like thin liner-this product may not be for you.

This eyeliner claims that it is "smudge-proof" but it isn't. I had to reapply my eyeliner because:

  1.  It faded.
  2. It smudged quite a lot. 

I had to keep replying it and replying it. Asking my teachers to excuse myself to go to the restroom because my eyeliner didn't stay. I prefer an eyeliner that actually lasts the whole day.

The pigmentation is good if you press down on the liner. It isn't the type of eyeliner where if you press softly on your lids, it comes with a lot of product. I felt like the actual product dries very quickly. I find that the eyeliner tip was kind of stiff, so it can be hard to apply. It surely isn't an eyeliner pen that glides smoothly.

Did I like it? 
It was okay. Surely not the best liquid eyeliner I ever tried.

Will you buy it again?
Again, there are better eyeliners out there so, no.

Do you recommend it to anyone?
If you like the smudgy-kind of eyeliner, go for it. But I wouldn't recommend it.

Overall, I thought the eyeliner pen was okay. Yes, it was very cheap. But the staying power and the smudging is the problem. Although, I didn't enjoy this product, someone else might love it. So, don't count on me for your experiences on the Essence Eyeliner Pen. This is just my thoughts on it. 

If you want to find a great eyeliner from the drugstore, check out Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner. Although it's five dollars more than the Essence eyeliner, it is one of the best drugstore eyeliner out there. Totally recommend it. If you want a review on it, let me know. I probably will make a review on it though.

If you want to see my last review, click here. Well, that's pretty much it. I hope you have a great day.