Monday, December 31, 2012

FOTD: New Year's Eve Edition

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Only five more hours until 2013 in California. Here are the products I used for New Year's!

From L to R:
- Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder in Light/Medium
- Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + in 45
- Wet n Wild blush in Heather Silk
- Maybelline The Colossal mascara
- Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia
- Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool
- Maybelline EyeStudio quad in Olive Martini
- Wet n Wild Gel Liner in Black

This will probably be my last post of 2012 so I want to wish everyone a happy new year filled with peace, love and success!

xo, Kathleen

Sunday, December 30, 2012

FOTD: My 5 Min. Makeup

Good morning everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been blogging as much. I've been sick for the past two weeks and I'm feeling so much better now! Today I thought I'd show you my 5 minute makeup routine. I don't like wearing too much makeup when I'm sick but I still want to look alive ha!

From L to R:
- Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Makeup in Medium
- Maybelline The Colossal mascara
- Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder in Light/Medium
- Clinique Blushing Blush Powdered Blush in Sunset Glow

Hope you're all having a great day!

xo, Kathleen

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Birchbox 2012!

Good evening everyone! Today I'd like to show you what I got in this month's Birchbox! The theme for December is "All Wrapped Up". I can honestly say this was the best box I've gotten this year! Let's see what I got!

Isn't the box adorable?! It looks like a mini present!

1. Benefit it's potent! eye cream - An eye cream?! So excited to try it out!
2. Aerie Shimmer Fragrance - It smells pretty sweet and the packaging is cute!
3. ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss - This looks like a full size lip gloss! Plus it's worth $16, more than the box itself! I got the color Showgirl Red, which is a blue based red with shimmer. Such a gorgeous color!
4. Kèrastase Resistance Ciment Thermique - Protect - I got two of these in my box. It says it's a leave-in conditioner that protects against any heat on your hair. I don't use my straightener often but I'll give it a shot when I do.
5. Lifestyle Extra - Chuao Chocolatier ChocoPod - I don't have a picture of it because my mom ate it (lol) but it looked good!

I'm definitely excited about the eye cream and lip gloss! What did you guys get?! Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Questionnaire: Dec. 17, 2012

I cannot go to sleep (it's almost midnight here in California) and I figured I'd write a quick little blog post before going to sleep. I can't wait until Christmas, even though I work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Let's get on with the questions!

1.) Mood:
So happy! I finished my last final today so my month long winter break starts now!

2.) In what order do you apply your makeup?
Usually it's primer, foundation, concealer, powder, eyes and lips. If I'm doing a really dark smokey eye, then I'd do my eyes first to get rid of any fallout.

3.) What is one thing that made you smile today?
Watching Elf on tv. I love that movie so much!

4.) Current Nail Polish:
China Glaze's For Audrey

5.) Have you ever had a kiss under the mistletoe?
Nope! In fact, I don't believe I've ever seen one in real life!

6.) Current Outfit:
In ma pj's!

7.) Moment of truth: do you usually drive the speed limit?
"Usually" is the key word here. I'm a Californian so naturally, we tend to drive over the limit.

8.) If you could spend the holidays anywhere in the whole world, where would it be?
I would love to go to Times Square in New York! It looks so much fun on tv!

9.) Do you know sign language?
Only like one or two words.

10.) Weekly Goals:
Sleep in and become more active on my blog.

Sweet dreams night owls!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, December 10, 2012

Maybelline ColorSensational lipsticks: Review + Swatches!

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite lipsticks ever: Maybelline's ColorSensational lipsticks!

As you can see, I own six of these bad boys! What I love about this line of lipsticks is that they carry a wife range of colors, as well as their finishes. These lipsticks last a long time on me (5-6 hours) and they apply very nicely. Below are swatches of the lipsticks I own.

From L to R: Pink Satin, Bit of Berry, Tinted Taupe, Blissful Berry, Nude Nuances (LE), Elegant Lilac (LE)

I would have to say that the Maybelline ColorSensational lipsticks are my favorite lipsticks, either drugstore or high end. They're very easy to apply and my lips feel very moisturized and not dry. I highly recommend checking out these lipsticks!

Have a great day beauties!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Questionnaire: Dec. 03, 2012

Hello everyone! The weather outside is my favorite: rain! Perfect for cuddling up with my blanket and watching Christmas movies. Last night was really fun! The city I live in has an annual Christmas tree lighting festival and it was also my sister's 21st birthday. It was great spending time with family and friends. Time to answer some fun questions!

1.) Mood: Clean and refreshed. I just got out of the shower lol!
2.) You call into the radio station to request a holiday song-- which one is it? Definitely Michael Bublé's "Winter Wonderland". It's my favorite song from his holiday album.
3.) What is your ideal handbag size? If I'm going to school, I like to carry a big bag so I can put my textbooks inside. If I'm just going out with friends, I like to carry a small crossbody bag.
4.) Current nail polish: Sephora by OPI Under my Trench Coat
5.) What is the last fragrance you wore? Vera Wang Princess. It's amazing!
6.) Current outfit: Dark washed jeans and my Florence + the Machine concert tee.
7.) Which snow activity do you prefer: building snowmen, making snow angels, or snowball fights? I love building snowmen! I've been up to Big Bear in California once with my family and it was an awesome experience!
8.) What is your favorite restaurant cuisine? Definitely Mexican and Italian. I can't live without tamales and pasta.
9.) Can you whistle with your fingers? I can't even whistle with my mouth ha!
10.) Weekly goals: Study for my finals and countdown to Christmas!

Hope you're all having a safe day!

xo, Kathleen