I hope the new year will bring all of you joy, love, laughter, wealth and nothing but happiness! Let's hope for a wonderful 2010. HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE! ♥ Some of the pictures I said I would post! Do keep in mind that the car was always moving and I have extremely shaky hands. So I'm sorry if some of the pictures aren't so clear! Just a quick recap of what we all did.(:

I was suppose to post about my trip, but that can wait, lol. Anyway, I was lemming on these Maybelline Eyestudio babies after I saw the beautiful Nee (or bebexo on YT) reviewing them here and here. I was bummed that only Canada had these available and was so close to purchasing them on Ebay (they're too marked up!). But while I was looking for some XBox games yesterday, I saw these babies at a nearby stand and I knew I had to purchase!

The Maybelline plush quads had some really lovely colors, but when I looked at them, some of the quads had a little too much shimmer/glitter for my liking so I skipped those for now. I went ahead and only purchased one item just to see how I like it. This is from the Marbleized line. The color I got was 04 Mocha Mirage.

Hello everyone! I'm back from my little trip! I went to Reno, NV to have fun in the snow and get some bear prizes at Circus Circus, lol. I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it) with your family an friends. I was tagged to do a "What's In My Makeup Bag" post by AtelierGal about 2 weeks ago, and honestly, I don't really carry a makeup bag around with me. I never touch my makeup either. My makeup lasts pretty much all day and plus, I don't wear much makeup in the day anyway. And since my travel bag hasn't been unpacked yet, I figured I would share the makeup items I took with me on my trip.

I'm very anal about what I take with me on a trip because I have a knack for losing items (and yes, I did lose something on this trip. It was small, but I was still upset - LOL). So, I brought items with me that I knew I could easily obtain once I get back home if I were to lose anything. Since this was a short trip, I didn't bring much. This was the makeup bag they're stored in (courtesy of miss Anjalee for my birthday, thanks hun!).

Okay, so I lied when I said the last post would be the last post until I come back from vacation. Anywho, I was doing some clean up and I noticed that this quad has been untouched. I recieved this Etude quad from my lovely friend Hanna for my birthday, thanks again dear!

This is a little hard since I'm using MS PAINT to put everything together. LOL Anyway, this is a soft look I quickly did this morning because I wanted to test out this new cleansing milk I purchased and I wanted to see if it can do its job. So I hope you like this mini how to look using golds, reds, browns and greens! And don't mind the lashes, I was doing this slightly in the dark since its really cloudy and dark today, haha. Again, my camera washed out the colors a bit, sorry! Also, I want to apologize ahead of time for some of the pictures with my eyes slightly red. For some reason my eyes started to get really watery. I did this look having monolids and people who don't like flashy dramatic looks in mind. Enjoy!

I'm back from my last final! This was computer science - I think I didn't do that great. I kept second guessing myself so let's hope the answers that I've changed last minute wasn't a bad choice, lol. So, holidays for me has officially arrived! I actually did a post on this in my old blog, but I'm just reposting this as I was inspired to do so by Dina's post on her blog here. I think some of you may benefit from this.

Rawr! I've found some items I'm quite enjoying for my skin right now, so I'll be to post it later this week. I can't post until after Thursday as I have finals to study for. So please do check out some of these giveaways from some amazing ladies!

Blovet Beauty is giving away a full size bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion to one lucky winner. This lotion sounds like some awesome stuff especially now that its winter! Visit the post HERE!

Dina of XYYAN (Voyageur) is giving away some amazing items including Dior, Clinique and Etude House! Check out her post HERE!

AtelierGal is hosting her first blog giveaway and she's giving an awesome camellia balm from Julie Hewitt. She was talking about it in one of her earlier posts and it sounds really lovely! Go check her post out HERE!


Amy Naree is also giving away a bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion. Check out her post HERE!

There are a few more giveaways, but I have to go recheck and update this.

Please show these girls some love and join their giveaways! You might just be the lucky one. ♥ A quickie look at how my current skin care rountine is doing for me. Ignore the baggy eyes - its genetics, LOL. All I have is CG tinted moisturizer and some MAC MSF blush on.
Sorry about not doing any reviews. My skin's been acting up due to the drastic change of weather. Winter finally hit my area last week! My skin is super dry and I have some dry patches on my cheekbone area so I'm trying to keep my skin in check at the moment. If I find some great skin products, I'll let you all know! I managed to do an EOTD this morning and the colors are a bit washed out due to the intensity of the flash. Its much more vivid and smokey. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
ELF Duo Cream Shadow Sugar Cookie (Gold Side)
88 Matte Palette
SMH Smoke & Mirrors
VoV Eyeshadow
Kleancolor Eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander
Korean Brand Falsies

All products here are either purchased myself or I've recieved from a friend.
Hello my lovelies, just wanted to make a quick post about a recent package I've received from the wonderful AtelierGal - if you haven't checked out her site yet, you should! She's a smart and beautiful girl who does some really nice skin care reviews as well as beautiful EOTDs! So go check her out and follow her. (: She read that I was looking for a good primer and she wanted to send me Maybelline's Angelfit primer to try out. Of course being the sweetheart she is, she also added some real nice skin care products and yummy treats as well! ♥

First off, I want to address on something very quickly. A lot of people have gone all anal about it - especially on Youtube (LOL) and its quite simple really. I'm sure that all of you or most of you have heard of the new FTC (Federal Trade Commission) legislation which requires both bloggers and vloggers to mention whether or not they're given a free product or being paid to review a product as well as if its their honest opinion. -_-"  I would never lie about a product nor would I ever recommend a product that I didn't truly like. It goes against the integrity of my blog. Now, if you purchased the product with your own money, its not mandatory because you're in no affiliation with the brand. It is only if you are mentioning a product that's been given to you for free that you have to disclose information. Now since the FTC is based in the US, it only refers to us, but I'm assuming since international blogs/vlogs are being viewed by americans as well, this somewhat applies to you also. If you're already doing it, don't worry about it - nothing's going to change for you. Its just for those "gurus" that haven't been quite honest lately, lol. This has been effective since Dec. 1, 2009. If I did get anything wrong, I apologize, but you can learn more at British Beauty Blogger and watch this video by Gemma (Gemsmaquillage). Now on to my review.

I've finally hit pan on my Pur Minerals Pressed Powder Foundation, and honestly, I don't want to spend another 24-26USD again. Its a nice full coverage powder foundation - but no, lol. As being the Target junkie I am, I went to the beauty and makeup aisle and I spotted something very similar - L'Oreal's True Match Powder Foundation. Let's compare the two shall we?

Okay, I think I'm getting the hang of my new camera. I haven't played around with make up for quite some time now and this look took me a while, haha. I use the pencil technique here and I used some cool browns, black and orange. I then used a color from the Majolica palette to add a little shimmer since all the colors I used were matte.

Maybelline SuperStay Makeup in Natural Tan
88 Matte/Satin Palette
Nabi Brown Eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Trick On GR750 (Gold Shimmer)
Prestige Soft Minerals Eyeliner
Maybelline Full N' Soft Mascara
Korean Brand Lashes (Outer Corner)

Nappy Curls Alert (LOL)

I also received something in the mail yesterday. Sadly there was a pretty big hole like someone was trying to pry open the box. I was a bit mad so when I was cutting it open, I tossed my scissors and I forgot my camera was on my bed. So there's a really light chip of the color - nothing big, but with my OCD kicking in its bugging the crap out of me, lol. I can't wait to do a post later this week!<3