Sunday, December 4, 2011

NOTD: BYS Pink Manicure

Quick Nails of the Day photo:

I did a quick free hand French Manicure with the BYS Pink Manicure polish.

I'm still working on perfecting my polish stroke to get a clean line, however I'm not an expert yet.  Any Tips?  I just don't have the time to use polish guides to help me.. I just need to get it

What I used:

BYS Pink Manicure polish (for the tips)
Seche Vite top coat (love)

What are you wearing today?


Friday, December 2, 2011

Sephora VIB & BI Gift Cards!!

So if you love Sephora, I'm guessing you are either a Beauty Insider or a Very Important Beauty Insider!

After spending soo much already on during the annual Friends & Family sale, I was already looking to spend some more.  I do wait for this gift card to come along, cause it gives me another incentive to SHOP!! YAY!!. 

So again, if you are a VIB and a BI, then you should be getting an email and a card coming your way if not already.  I just got mines yesterday.  Sephora is gifting a $15 Gift Card with a minimum purchase of $50 (which is alot, but not soo hard to reach either).  Valid thru Dec 2-13th.

So what are you buying with Gift Card?  

I'll probably get some skincare products or makeup palettes that I've been lemming.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ultimate Christmas Giveaway!! Sneak Peek

SNEAK PREVIEW of my Ultimate Christmas Giveaway 

(Do you see what I see? there's more to it)

YES I've been gone for a very very long time!  So in order to make up for my absence on the Blog, I decided to do a HUGE X-MAS Giveaway for the month of December.  I am still working on the details, but will hopefully have it up by the end of this week.  I hope to have multiple prizes for multiple winners.  SO if you are interested, STAY TUNED for more info coming your way!!!


Coming Soon!!

Comment on what you'll like to see before I make the prizes Official!!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Bay Blue Snake

So the other day I was shopping at Nordstrom Rack and looking around at the shoe section.  I so love some of the shoes there, but I could never find one that fit perfectly.  I've seen some pretty good pairs of heels, that still cost mighty amounts of money (oh my!) One day One day! lol

I've seen this pair of heels before and I fell in love but wasn't sure if I could pull it off.  The color is so different from my wardrobe, my personality, my everything lol.  I'm also not so into that reptile looking products, so this was weird that I actually liked this pair of heels.  These are from Mr. Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump's shoe collection.  I didn't see it on her website, so I'm thinking its from an older collection, but who cares right?

Ivanka Trump Bay Blue Snake Heels

 I Love love the color.  It has a turqouise color to it in my opinion. The heel size isn't so high, so perfect for anyday outing without my feet failing on me.  I felt comfortable in it, however it was a bit small for my wide feet (thanks to my mama).  The price was alright, still a little pricey but I guess it is from the Trump family so it doesn't matter.  Like last time I didn't buy it.  Maybe the third times the charm?? We shall see.

Have you tried Heels from Ivanka Trump? 

Should I get these? Help a girl out!! 


Friday, August 19, 2011

Wishlist: Balenciaga

So lately with the help of friends and our lems for anything beautiful, I've been lemming for handbags.  High end bags that is.  I don't own any very expensive bags, just because they are expensive and I didn't really get into collecting purses or even using them until recently.  I love my wristlet, but many times I do need a purse.

After chatting with my friends, we came up with a few name brand bags that we would ultimately love to purchase one day, though it may take long to save up for it, I think eventually I want to get at least one of them.

This week's wanted item is:  Balenciaga Handbags

My Favorites:
Classic - First
Classic - Papyrus Velo 
Argent Fonce City Silver
Papyrus Giant Rose Gold Town
Papyrus Giant Silver Envelope
One of my Favorites - Black Papier A4

Whew!! That's a lot of handbags to go through.  There are definitely more that I like, but these are my favorites so far.  I think Balenciaga bags are beautiful, unique, and would be great to have.  Now if only I can convince the Man to get one. *fingerscrossed*

I'll be posting more of my Wanted Items periodically on the blog. Watch out for more.  In the mean time, tell me what are you wanting at the moment.

Do you like Balenciaga?


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Simple Wedding FOTD

Quick Face of the Day look for you guys!  The Man and I recently went to a wedding of a friend of ours.  I was running around town doing tons of errands, so I didn't really have much time to glam myself up.  So this is the simple look I came up with.

Simple Wedding FOTD

Sorry, I don't remember what I used on my face, I could guess but I may be wrong, so I won't list anything.  I decided just to do a quick one eye color look, so I went with a deep maroon/purple look, I think I used a cream color from my Revlon palette to get it that color.  As for cheeks I love rosy pink cheeks, so MAC Instant Chic was used here as it is a lighter rose pink.  For lips I am probably 95% sure that I used MAC Bare slimshine for the look.  That's one of my all time favorite lippie, too bad its discontinued.  That's about it! I didn't have much time to do my hair so straight it is.

Hope you like! Its simple to create as I was using only minimal colors.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Target Clearance

This past weekend I went to Target and found tons of deals.  I wasn't able to find what I needed in the deals and clearance racks, so I didn't grab anything.  However that doesn't mean that you can't either.

Target Clearance

Shoes and more shoes!

What I saw on clearance?

~ Shoes - heels, flats, sandals, 30-50% off
~ Nail polish - Sally Hansen and Maybelline nail polishes 15-30% off
~ Sonia Kashuk - spring sets on sale 15%
~ Health & Beauty - various items on sale including John Frieda sets

I love shopping at Target; I love it even more shopping for clearance items and saving me a whole lot of money.  I found heels for less than $10, even though they had none in my size (What a bummer!) The nail polishes were marked down to $2 each when they run at least $1-2 more at retail.  I'll have to go back and see what's left and some items.

Have you seen any Clearance items at your Target? 
What did you get?

**News**  I'll be doing a awesome giveaway sometime next week! Stay tuned! Follow my blog/twitter for quick updates on when it will be posted. You'll get to go shopping! **


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

You do Groupon?

If you are an avid Grouponer like I am, you'll love this deal as this is great for grouponers and makeup lovers.

Groupon has an awesome deal right now in which you can get 
$35 worth of ELF Mineral Makeup for just $15.  

via Krazy Coupon Lady

This coupon is National, so doesn't matter what city you are in, you can buy the coupon and purchase the item off of ELF Cosmetics.  This is only for the mineral makeup, so if you want other items the coupon will not work.

Some info:

  • Expires Jan 6, 2012
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts.
  • Limit 1 per order. Not valid until 7/7/11. Online only.
  • Extra fees for shipping
  • Valid for mineral makeup only
Go here for details

Have you used ELF's Mineral Makeup? Tell me about it!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy July 4th!

I hope everyone is having an awesome time with BBQ dinners, friends, family, and fun fireworks to watch.  Be safe and have fun! I'm enjoying my time with the people I love and eating good.  

School is almost over, just little over 2 weeks left, so then I can get back to blogging for some time hopefully on a regular basis.  I have a few giveaways coming up and reviews, so stay tuned for those.


Thursday, June 30, 2011


Yes its been awhile since my last post! About a month.  I went on vacation with the Family and had loads of fun! Would love to do it again!  Not too happy about going back to work. : (

Well as the title states, yes I'm Addicted. Addicted to Korean Dramas! lol.  Actually I'm kind of late to watching this particular drama.  Its called "My Princess".  I guess you can say I like to watch movies and dramas when it is all out and ready to go, instead of having to wait weekly for a new one to come out!

I'm not quite done yet, but I just love the fairy tale story with all its drama in cased into it.  You can't help feel happy then sad then mad all at once.  These dramas they take over my life a weeks at a time, so yes they can get addicting.

Are you into Korean Dramas?

Just to throw a bit of beauty related blurb into this post, I do love how Korean ladies in the movies have minimal makeup yet they still look amazing.  It must be all the skincare and beauty prep that makes them look good.  Got secrets! Share with me!


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sold Out! MAC......

MAC Surf Baby Cheek Powder "My Paradise" is totally 
Sold Out where I'm at.

So I stopped into my local MAC store today and low and behold this particular product is Sold Out.  I think this was one of the only ones that I had wanted from this collection.  Yes, it was my bad that I didn't reserve any or didn't go earlier to grab one.  Its sold out online as well! Yikes!  I swatched it at MAC, and it was a nice blush color (although the gold overlay doesn't stay on too long).  Well see if I go traveling a bit and be able to find it somewhere else.

Other than that, I had a awesome day! Ate alot today and did some shopping as well.  Enjoy!

Some of the food I had today!

Pecan Crusted Chicken

Yummy Appetizers!

Curry Chicken with Snap Peas

Enjoy the Rest of your Holiday Weekend!!!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Surf Baby! Just in time for the Summer!

Who's ready to do some Surfing baby?

Already out online and at most MAC stores, this is one big makeup collection that MAC has put out.  
It has everything from shadows, lipsticks, glosses, powders, liptints, pigments, liners, polishes, you name it! 
The only thing missing is probably a Surf Board with the MAC logo on it (just kidding ;)

Some of the lovely products include:

Hangin Loose & Ocean Dipped Nail Laquers

Bust Out, Hibiscus, Mocha, Naturally Eccentric Lipsticks
Saffron, Short Shorts, Sun Blonde, Surf USA, Swell Baby Shadows
The rest of the products:

For Full Information on all the products do check out MAC Cosmetics online or go to your local MAC store/counter for assistance.  Also, after checking online last night, I did notice that some of the popular colors have been sold out or is restocked soon.  So that means, get them while you can before its gone!

What are you getting from this collection?

I'm just looking to spend my $$ on the eye shadows, lip tints, pigments, and 
maybe some of the powders, but who knows, I may just buy everything. LOL


Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer Fresh!

Summer is here!  Can't wait to go to the beach, dig my toes in the sand, soak up the sun, and have fun!

Airy sandals

Flowy dresses and tops



What are your Summer Must haves?


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Beauty Sample Bag from Target

Free Beauty Bag filled with Samples & Coupons from Target:

Hurry and fill out the form needed to receive your own beauty bag filled with samples from Target.  These samples are far and few; as Target only has limited quantities.  All you need to do is answer 5 survey questions about beauty and enter your contact information. Within 4-6 weeks, your bag will arrive.

I personally have received different cosmetics samples from Target and this has yet to be the biggest samples of them all.  I already signed up and can't wait to get them. 


Monday, February 28, 2011

Lady Gaga Inspired

For 2011, MAC named Lady Gaga their spokesperson for MAC Viva Glam.  This years look and color is totally different from last years collaboration with Cyndi Lauper.  For this year, Lady Gaga is elegant, with neutral makeup and very beautiful.  There will be a new lipstick and lipglass for the Viva Glam campaign which should be out at MAC stores and counters nationwide.

Lady Gaga for MAC Cosmetics

The two products:

My Inspired Gaga FOTD:

Just me

When I first saw the ad campaign for Viva Glam, I was like WOW! Lady Gaga is so beautiful, so ethereal.  Unlike last year's bright pink lipstick, this years is more neutral and laid back, which I love.  I love how the use of pinks and browns were used for the makeup and also love the styling of the fashion.

And Yes! I'm not no Gaga, so my look is probably a bit less elegant and not as close as the picture, but I tried.  I just love the subtlety of the look and know that the look is something many of us could wear.  I did not use the Viva Glam lipstick for this look as it did not come out yet when I did the look.  I do plan to pick up the lipstick and lipglass, and when I do, I'll post up some swatches and pictures.

What I used:

Neutrogena concealer, Smashbox Halo powder, MAC Tenderling Blush
MAC Bare Study p/p, Urban Decay Naked palette, MAC Studio Fix mascara, Blacktrack f/l, Shisem lashes
NYX pumpkin lipstick

Have you been Lady Gaga Inspired lately?

(This post was also blogged about on my other blog BoxedupBeauty)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blog Sale Anyone?

I have tons of makeup lying around my room.  The husband gets overly agitated when there are lipsticks, eyeshadows, and brushes laying around everywhere. So that means, I got to do some clean up and clear some of my makeup stash out.

I just want to see if anyone would be interested in a Blog Sale!  


Stuff I got includes:

MAC palettes
MAC eyeshadows and lipsticks
Too Faced palettes and eyeshadows
Stila palettes
NARS lip items

I still have to take some pictures and figure out the pricing!  Hopefully by this weekend I'll have it up for anyone who is interested.  Let me know!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Boxed Up Beauty Youtube Channel

As some of you may know, I'm co author of Boxed Up Beauty with 2 of my friends.  This blog is more of my personal beauty blog.

I have yet to do a video, but my friends Lisa and Tina have made a few review and haul videos.  Do check them out and subscribe to our Youtube Channel and our Blog

Victoria's Secret Haul

Thanks again! We love visitors! 
We are hosting a February giveaway at the moment on the blog! Come by!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nails and Sigma Code

Here's a quick Nails of the Day Look!  

I used Zoya's "Ibiza" and OPI's "Brand New Skates" for the nails.  I'm not much a nail art person. I can barely apply a decent polish on each hand.  Here it goes!

a second look*

Another thing to share:

Sigma Beauty is offering a 10% discount off code on their site:
use promo code: PEOPLE2011

Also with that 10%  discount, if you spend $30 or more, You get a FREE Gift! 
Yay I love freebies!