Monday, August 29, 2011

Video: (Two in a ROW?) Muh Favs: August 2011

     I have school starting tomorrow, and boy, I'm so unexcited. It's going to be my junior year, and it's suppose to be the hardest year of high school, what with SAT's and all. You know, nothing big... I wanted to post my August favorites before I got too busy, so here it is in video form. (: (I actually had this posted yesterday...)

1. Korress Quercetin & Oak Anti-aging Primer: It's silicone free, and really nice for moisturizing my dry areas. I also find that extends the wear of my foundations well.
2. Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Medium: You barely need any to cover all the blemishes and under eye bags you have on your face. It has really nice coverage with out getting cakey.
3. MAC Face and Body Foundation in N2: It's a good foundation for sports because it is pretty water resistant. However, it has a very light coverage that only serves the purpose of evening out my skintone, not good for those who want to cover a lot of stuff.
4. Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara: Really good for slightly more black and dramatic lashes. (Review and swatches found here:
5. Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Sabotage: Gorgeous mid-tone taupey brown, which I find works well for a transitional color between my lid and outer v colors. (Swatch and review here:
6. Tarte Natural Lip Stain in Joy: It's a stain that leaves a slight sheen and does not require lip balm. The color is perfect for the summertime.
7. Sigma Duo Fibre Powder/ Blush Brush F15: I like it for powder because it can get into smaller areas. Because it is duo fibre, it picks up less powder resulting in a less cakey look.
8. Sigma Large Powder Brush F20: Good for a quick setting of powder, not so dense that it moves your foundation and concealer.
9. MAC 239: Perfect sized eye shader brush for my lids, and it's not scratchy, but still very dense.
10. And lastly, my favorite food of this month has been the...NECTARINE. I just love it especially when there is warm weather, because the fruit is so refreshing. DELICIOUS. (:

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Video: Collective Haul...Again. Aug 2011

     So another collective haul... I'm not even going to say that I'm not going to buy stuff anymore, because I still do it...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Don't Bite Your Nails: Zoya Cassi Swatch and Quick Review

     It's been a while since I painted my nails. I took a break because the polishes were taking a toll on my nails, making them discolored and weak. After constant grooming for about two weeks, the yellow discoloration faded and my nails felt much better. So I finally decided to begin painting my nails again, just before I return to school!

Two coats of Zoya Cassi

     Zoya Cassi is a pinky coral with golden micro-shimmers. It's a very summertime color that looks like a popsicle I would eat. It also looks like MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass in nail polish form. The polish applied well and I did not experience any streaking. It is quite sheer on the first coat, but a second or third coat will eliminate the sheerness. I usually get 5 days of wear for Zoya polishes before I begin to see normal wear.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just For Kicks: Summer in some pix and videos...Spewing some asian-ess and other bits n' bobs. (picture heavy update)

     Recently, I finished SAT classes for the summer, and I've been going to volleyball practices and lazing around. I really miss my SAT friends, and it's strange to say but I had a really good time taking the class I took. Sadly, I can feel everything I learned dissipating from my mind into thin air. AND MAN AM I BORED. Other than volleyball, I can barely so anything since many people have already started school, I've also restrained from buying makeup because nothing has interested me recently and I'm waiting for the MAC Me Over collection. Haha. Well here's some stuff that been preoccupying me. (:

 I've spent this summer...
 Trying to get MAC Creme Cup to work on me...

Going on group outings with SAT friends to eat...

Eating some more...

and eating some more (i would show you more pictures but they have the faces of people who I don't know would be happy with their face on my blog)...


     I've also eaten in a restaurant at 1AM for the fist time evarrrr with one of my best friends. It was very nice, not nice for my weight, but still nice.

     This is already in my mixpod playlist, but man this is a powerful song. I've never been a fan of Demi Lovato, I didn't even know about the troubles she was having. But then I heard about her problems and watched the video and I was so frikin' moved. I was on the verge of tears, you need to watch the video not just listen to the song to understand the power of the song.

This song has been going mad on the radio, and it's pretty much stuck in my head.

I've been keeping up with 2NE1 TV. I really like YG Entertainment artists, too much swag.

     I'm really happy about NigaHiga's return of Skitzo (being my favorite from his channel).

     Basically my favorite comedian on Youtube, mychonny has made me subscribe to all his channels, this video is from his gaming channel, vulgar language in the vid... I think you need to watch all his videos to get his humor.

     I just finished watching Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which a Korean drama focusing on the relationships and events of four students going to Sungkyunkwan School. It takes place like in 1780s, but it is so frikin' cute. I really enjoyed falling in love with the male actors. Haha. I don't think I can choose between them, but right now I'm definitely favoring Geol Oh, played by Yoo Ah In.

     That's basically some little parts of my summer, I would show more, like my trip to Great America, but I'm not sure if my friends would be fine with me showing their faces, so please understand. I also did some volunteering here and there.

Thanks for reading! What did you do this summer? Byebye. :D

Passion for Peach: MAC Peaches Blush Swatches and Quick Review

     I love peach, it brightens my complexion and gives me a girly glow, I feel so much more alive wearing it. I wear neutral eyes so much, like most girls, and I find that peach blushes and lipsticks look gorgeous paired with a brown eye. Anywho, this series will provide 
swatches and reviews (or quick reviews) on peach colored (or with a hint of peach) products I adore.

     Surprisingly, I did not purchase MAC Peaches Blush until recently, despite the fact that I love my peach cheek colors so much. I have another MAC blush and frankly, I was not impressed with that blush, resulting in me not wanting to buy more MAC blushes. Of course, it was just staring at me when I visited my MAC counter and I was like, what the hey.

Wearing MAC Peaches

     MAC Peaches Blush is a true matte peach. On my skin, it shows a bit more orange. Being a Sheertone Blush, Peaches can be used ultra sheer or when built up, it can be very opaque.  This can be a good thing, but in my opinion, it's quite hard to build this blush up. To get the color you see on my cheeks above, I had to apply the blush 3 times. Another weird thing is, after a certain amount of applications, the blush all of a sudden becomes quite opaque to the point where it looks like you applied too much. I don't know why that happens. 
     The texture of the blush is unlike the texture of  matte NARS or Illamasqua blushes, which are quite soft, buttery, and smooth. Once again, this can be a good or bad thing. I believe that the hardness of the blush lends to the fact that although this blush is matte, it never looks cakey or powdery on my skin, whereas my other blushes can be seen on my skin. The downside is, like before, you must apply the blush quite a few times.
     Overall, I think someone who is not so experience with makeup could use this well, since this is a buildable blush. I like the blush, but there are blushes I prefer over Peaches.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

FOTD: Plums n' Peaches.

     Technically this is a face of yesterday, but you know, it's all cool. Yesterday, I went shopping with my sister because she's off to school tomorrow, I had some time before leaving the house so that explains the excessive amount of products I used on my face. I understand I have been lacking in the amount of posts I post, for that I could apologize, but I figured you all know how busy a person can be.

     On my face I used...
Boscia Skin Perfecting Primer
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Bisque
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Medium
MUFE HD Powder

     On my cheeks, I had...
Benefit Hoola Box Powder
MAC Peaches Sheertone Blush
MAC Semi Precious Champagne

     On my eyes, I used...
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Dazzlelight Eyeshadow
Stars Makeup Haven Eden Eyeshadow
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
Rock & Republic Veil Eyeshadow
L'Oreal HIP Color Chrome Liner in Dark Romance
Sephora Smokey Cream Liner in Cafe
Lancome Definicils Precious Cells Mascara
Benefit badGal Plum Mascara

     On my lips, I have...
MAC Ravishing Lipstick
Dior 436 Apricot Cloche Lip Gloss

     That's basically what was on my face yesterday, I spent the night at a friends house and I went to watch "Friends with Benefits" with my friend. It was decent, way too many sex scenes, and both my friend and I did not understand a lot of the jokes. The next day we spent the day at a street fair, eating, and shopping. I'm going to have a clothing haul (which is a first) soon. School is coming up soon for me...

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to School Video Tutorial! The Everyday Look

     So after much contemplating and mistrials, I decided to let go of my perfectionist side and just upload a tutorial. I realize how choppy the video is, but I'll be sure to think of that next time I film. Anyways, this is a good look for those who jut want to look put together. It's very simple and quick, I guess it's just me trying to get used to doing this stuff. At the end of this post I'll have pictures that will be much more true to color compared to the video. 

Product List in Order:
fresh Sugar Lip Balm SPF 15
Korres Quercetain & Oack Anti-Aging Primer
Urban Decay Original Primer Potion
Cover Girl Nature Luxe Foundation in 325
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Medium
MUFE HD Powder
MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
MUFE Aqua Eyes Liner in 0L
Benefit Hoola Box Powder
Benefit Sugarbomb Box Powder
MAC Hug Me Lustre Lipstick


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Friday, August 5, 2011

2011 Drugstore Favorites and Recommendations (in a Video)

     I got a request on this blog for me to do more reviews on drugstore items, so I figured I would start out with a overall look at my favorite drugstore items currently. I don't show you some categories, such as, blush, because I haven't tried anything from the drugstore in that category. However, the items I show you in this video are items I stand behind all the way.
     I'm still having a bunch of troubles with camera quality and focus and stuff, so much so I actually like my webcam better in some situations. I'll try a couple more times with 1080p instead of 720p, the problem is that it takes way too long to upload. I'll also try sitting further back. Thank you for putting up with all the trouble.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NARS Gilda Powder Blush Swatches + Quick Review

     Yayyy, I'm finally back with another post. (: Along with my love of peach, I have developed quite an affair with corals and orange because I find those colors interlace in many products. Today's post is on NARS Gilda Powder Blush. (:

     NARS Gilda is a matte coral with a bit of orange. The powder is really smooth and pigmented. When used incorrectly, I would not be surprised if someone had a hard time blending this blush. Honestly, I think this looks best on tanned skin. Being a bit darker than I prefer, I feel that this blush looks amazing on my new skin tone compared to when I wore this during my more pale days. During my pale days, I thought this blush looked like a sunburn leaning to the negative sides when applying this a bit more sheer. If I wanted to wear this when I was pale, I had to wear it more bold so that it was apparent that my blush was a blush and not a sunburn. I get nice lasting power from this blush, about 7-9 hours, before the blush slowly fades off.

OMG Valerie not wearing mascara or lip color?? The world is ending! Face swatch!

Thanks for reading! Please leave a comment about any blog ideas or videos you would like me to do. Byebye. :D