Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So a few weeks ago, I entered a Birthday Contest hosted by lovely mayaari It was to guess when her birthdate was, and to my surprise, I guessed right, along with a few other people. The other surprise, was that my birthday is exactly on the same day as hers, April 17th. So this is my first contest that I won so far on blogger, I'm not too lucky in winning, so I guess this was a blessing. Fast forward today!! I came home from class, and found a package on the dinner table. I thought to myself, I didn't order anything, or swapped anything, why do I have a package? After a few moments, I was like "O Yeah!" its the contest birthday gift thingy on blogger. I was super excited as to what was in the package. Diana was soo kind to include all the goodies in the package, I was super surprised and happy!!
Birthday items: SO MUCH STUFF!!! I was super excited when I saw this!! MUFE Aqua Eyes!! Thanks Diana!!!
Thanks soo MUCH Diana!! Greatly Appreciated!!
Overall I had a fun birthday weekend, but super exhausted. I took Friday off, to finish some school appointments (i know super lame!! ) and then spent the rest of the day with the husband.!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

April Baby!!

So my birthday is coming up next week on the 17th. I’m like. ALREADY!!! it’s already been 1 year, WOW!! That’s too soon; I don’t want to get older. LoL!! I’m too old to announce my age, but I feel that though I may be getting older, I still am a child at heart and love my life. It’s also cool, that my hubby’s birthday is in April too, so I guess that’s a double blessing in the month of April.

So as an April Baby!! I’m going to host a GIVEAWAY!!!

What you need to do:

1. Subscribe or Follow my Blog.

2. Comment this Post that you want to enter the B-DAY Giveaway!!

3. Wait till April 24th, where I will draw a number randomly.

I know I don’t have many followers yet, so if you’re the only one who commented, then you will be the one who wins! Isn’t that Great!!

We’ll see how this Giveaway goes! If it does well, I might do another one!!

Prize Giveaway! Here are some of the items I’m giving away!!

Prizes include: L'Oreal HIP Black Gel Liner and Wet n Wild LE Mega Eyes eyeshadow palette! Plus more lovely items for the winner!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Deals to talk about!!
GWP: Gifts with Purchase! What are they? Basically, in order to receive your gift, you must spend the said amount or more from any beauty counter, and you will received your item. Usually these are only given during promotional events during the year at department stores. Items that are included usually are makeup bags/purses filled with smaller sized skincare products, lipsticks, and blush. Ongoing Promotions: Lancome/Dillards: Free Gift with a French Twist
Colors: Warm or Cool Price: Spend $29.50 or more Value: $110 Additional: Spend $55 total and get a Full Size $24 cleanser FREE!!
Nordstrom: Exclusive Beauty Gift

Receive a Nordstrom-exclusive Ruben Toledo cosmetics bag filled with 13 samples from your favorite beauty brands with your $100 beauty or fragrance purchase.

Product: Beauty bag filled with 13 samples Price: Spend $100 or more on beauty or fragrance Value: $$$$ Clinique/Nordstrom: Receive three deluxe-size samples of Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips Product: 3 Skincare Samples Price: Spend over $40 or more Value: $$ Clinique/Macy's: Beauty Bonus Product: Beauty Bag filled with Skincare and Beauty Samples Price: Spend $21.50 or more Value: $50 Additional: Enter Code "Breakthru" when you order online FYI: These Gifts are for a limited of time only at these participating department stores. Please read all detail information on their website for rules and terms of purchasing.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
~Helps Dry out Acne Pimples ~ Rinses Away Blackheads ~ Helps Shrink Large Pores
Since I got my Sally's Card, I decided I was gonna give this masque a try. I've read a few reviews here and there through many blogs and decided maybe it might work for me. The Sallys in town didn't have the tube, so I bought the jar. For the price I paid for it, it has a pretty good amount of product in it and its a good size. Overall, after I tried, I liked it and I really did see a difference. Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque: Price: $2.99 (w/ Sally's Card) Product: 3 oz. (85g) Details: Designed to help with acne, remove blackheads, and shrink pores. Pros: ~ Price- this is very affordable and cheap ~ Cool minty smell fragrance ~ Product tingles your face, (means its actually working) ~ Doesn't take too long to dry, just in enough time 15-20 mins ~ Significant acne reduction: pimples, blackheads, pores Cons: ~ Can be harsh for sensitive skin ~ Burning sensation (can be more intense for some) ~ Jar product: easier for bacteria to grow ~ Available only at Sally's Beauty Supply or limited to some online sites only Overall: It does help with most acne and does help clear the skin. It's not a miracle product where everything will disappear the next morning, but it's close. I did feel some type of burning sensation but minimal to where I could bear it. It's a very easy product to use, all you have to do is slather some on evenly, wait for it to dry, and wash away. Pretty simple!! I also love the fact that it's pretty cheap and has lots of products to last for awhile. Buy HERE!!
Before with the masque:
After with no masque:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Art Award :)

An Art Award was given to me by Jerah's Blog :D ... thanks girl!! Rules: List 7 things or people you are passionate about. List the person that gave you the award. Put the award logo. 7 other bloggers you feel are worthy of this award. 7 things/people passionate about:
  • The Husband
  • My Family
  • Friends close and dear to my heart
  • School....sometimes lol
  • Makeup
  • Photography
  • My Faith
7 Bloggers: Here you go ladies!! ***

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Welcome to the Beauty Club!!

Monday, I got stuck in traffic coming home from work, so I took a shortcut through town. As I was coming home, I was thinking to myself, and remembered that I should go get myself a Sally's Beauty Supply Card (i know, soo random). Not exactly, I needed to get a new clipper for my husband's clipper, and why not get a discount too while I'm there. I've always wanted to get one, but never really went to go and get it, well never really had a reason to go get. lol

It was pretty easy to get it, as I thought I would have needed some credentials or something in that nature. I just asked the lady, signed up, paid my $5 membership fee, and I get discounts for one year. How awesome is that!! They also have another Professional Discount Card for licensed cosmetologists.

I assume the discounts apply to most items in the store, and most will be about 10-20% off retail. I know it's only a few cents off, but hey, that's great when I'm trying to save at the same time, or have more money to buy other things. Even though I spent $5 for the card, I already got back my money since I bought some polishes and a clipper blade for the husband. I think it's an awesome deal for anyone who's wants to save, but get good products too!

(please excuse my nails, been in between nail polishes! )

Products offered at Sally's Beauty Supply Store: ~ Professional Salon items: Hair, Nails, Face, Body ~ Lashes: mainly MOD or Ardell Lashes ~ Nail Polishes: China Glaze, Fingerpaints, Orly, etc.

Me with my Green Card! lol
"Save on Every Product, Every Day!"