Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Image Credit: 1000VECTORS.COM

Happy holidays everyone! Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. I hope you are enjoying your time with all your loved ones. I apologize for not being as active as I should be this year, and I want to thank all of you who have stuck by me and have continued to read and support my blog. I really appreciate it! I will be posting some things this week, so I'll talk to you all again soon. Have a great day!

Best wishes, many blessings and be safe.

Hello all! I hope everyone is doing well.

I've purchased this around August (I think), so I'm not sure if you can still purchase this palette. This palette contains warm neutrals with a few random brights and smoky shades.
BRAND: E.L.F (eyeslipsface)
PRODUCT: Litte Black Beauty Book (Warm Python Edition)
PROS: Blendability, Amount of Shades and Textures, Travel Friendly
CONS: Some Fading, Some Not Pigmented, Fall Out

Not sure exactly how "fun" this palette is, but it's pretty to look at, ha.

BRAND: Urban Decay
PRODUCT: The Fun Palette
PROS:: Pigmented, Texture, Blends Nicely
CONS:: Fall Out, Some Aren't As Pigmented As Others

I've been on a coral/peach blush kick since spring, so when I spotted this baby while browsing Sephora, I knew I had to add it to my blush collection.

BRAND: Illamasqua
PRODUCT: Powder Blusher in Excite
AMOUNT/SIZE: 0.15 oz / 4.5 grams
PROS: Packaging, Vibrant, Blends Well, Lasts
PURCHASE AT: Sephora or Illamasqua

I'm such a highlighter fanatic. You can bet anything that promises a "healthy, luminous glow", my wallet would say, "Hello!". Boots NO.7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion has become one of my favorite highlighters to date.

BRAND: Boots / NO.7
PRODUCT High Lights Illuminating Lotion
PRICE: $12.99
AVAILIBILITY: Boots (UK) and Target (US)
PROS: Packaging, Price, Gives A Nice, Healthy Glow
CONS: Packaging, Can Look Frosty, Can Accentuate Dry Areas

Hello to all of my readers! A lot has happened since my long disappearance, but I am back and ready to blog once again! I've missed everyone dearly, and I can't wait to catch up on blog posts.

Today, I have a quick EOTD for you that was inspired by birds. I did make an attempt to make a "beak" looking design, though I wasn't quite pleased with the result. I have not touched makeup during my hiatus, so please excuse any mistakes! Haha. Take care everyone!

Long time no post everyone! Happy Easter and hello to all of my new followers ♥ Its been a while (like two months) and I have to say, coming up with a post is not as easy as it use to be. I've tried so many liquid liners and have never been satisfied. They bleed, fade, flake, smear - you name it. Oh yeah, I've definitely had my share of raccoon and panda eyes. As gel liners do work for me, sometimes I want something that's quick and easier to use. Whilst shopping at a local Japanese market, my prayers have been answered. Say hello to Makemania's Super Fine Eyeliner.

Well...not really, but there is an OZ. OZ Sushi that is! My lovely Angelle (she's a wonderful photographer) finally took me out for an extremely late birthday lunch. But hey, better late than never! She discovered OZ thanks to her sister and I'm always up to try new sushi spots out of town. If you're ever in the Lodi, CA area and you're looking for a nice sushi spot, OZ is a nice place to check out. Mind you that on a busy day/night, don't bother. I took the boyfriend and his cousin out and the current hostess/waitress forgot about us and we waited about 15 mins - with no beverage! PFFT. But luckily for us, there was a very kind waitress that noticed us and quickly took our order. We got food in under 5 minutes, so kudos to that. Now onto the food! I need to work on my photography, BOO.
Having a little fun with the pencil technique, hope you like!

Glam Couture Cosmetics Shadow Magnet in Natural
MAC Gorgeous Gold
BH Cosmetics 120 Palette (2nd Edition)
88 Matte Palette
NYC Black Eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing
NYX Eyebrow Cake in Taupe/Ash

Fight for the Future // AmericanCensorship.Org

"I oppose the current SOPA bill, which is the internet censorship bill you've probably been hearing about. Let everyone know, people and companies are protesting SOPA and PIPA. Trying to wiki something? Not going to happen today. This is what some of your most-used websites could look like if SOPA or PIPA become law." - Jerry McNerney
Do we really want to wear our make-up for 24 hours? I'm sure you all have heard and read reviews about these all over the web. This is probably one of Maybelline's most popular and hyped up releases and I can see why. There really aren't many creme eye shadows from drugstore brands that perform well. Most have bad color pay-off and crease like no tomorrow. These Color Tattoos are said to be comparable - if not better than - MAC Paintpots. Do they perform as well as they claim?

BRAND: Maybelline
PRODUCT: Color Tattoo 24hr Shadow
PRICE: Can range from 6-9USD
PROS: Affordable, Different Textures, Bright Colors, Multiple Uses
CONS: Not Enough Neutrals, Some Can Apply Patchy/Uneven

Image Credit: Dermstore.Com

Not all of us are blessed with amazing skin and those who are, I'm extremely envious! There are so many products out in the market today, it's difficult to find what really works. I have a love-hate relationship with my skin. Some days, it behaves extremely well, and on other days, it just wants to pick a fight with me. My skin doesn't like it when I try new products or gadgets, so when I find something that works, I tend to stick to it. My main problems: occasional breakouts, acne scarring and uneven skin tone. I have slightly sensitive, combination/oily skin. I've gotten the pleasure to try out the PMD (which I'm sure most of you have heard of) for the past month and a half, so read on and see how well (or not) it worked for me.


BRAND/PRODUCT: PMD / Personal Microderm
PURCHASE AT: PersonalMicroderm.Com
PROS: Easy To Use, More Even Tone, Smoother Texture, Less Spots, Brighter Skin
CONS: Tightness, Itchiness, Irritation, Uncomfortable Feeling to the Skin
CLAIMS: To minimize the look of pores, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.

What is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is the process of resurfacing the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum) to a precise depth by the combination exfoliation/vacuum process. By removing these dead skin cells and stimulating blood flow, the deeper dermal level is stimulated to produce collagen and fibroblasts, giving the skin a more supple elastic appearance. Those living cells deep within the skin tissue are stimulated to produce and compensate for the loss of part of the protective layer of the skin. The result is fresher, healthier, rejuvenated skin with enhanced surface quality. - PMD
Hello everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that everyone was safe and had a great time with their friends and family during the holidays. This look was meant to be posted on New Year's Eve, but it was so hectic that day I didn't have a chance to get onto the computer. I really wanted to incorporate the brown-green duo chrome shade in the Wet N Wild comfort zone palette simply because the colors can vary in different lighting. Hope you enjoy!

Please excuse some typos I've made in the photos.
I always forget to do spell/grammar check, ha.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Fresco Rose Paint Pot
Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette (brown-green duo chrome)
Jordana Antique Heather Loose Eyeshadow
VoV Castledew Single Shadow (#14 or #17?) Silver/Charcoal
Marliss Lashes
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
Milani Liquif'Eye Liner in Black (just purchased; liking this so far)