Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sweater Weather Tag!

Hey guys! This is a pretty popular tag going around Youtube so I figured I would do it as well! Let's get started!

1. Favorite candle scent?
Anything warm and cozy like pumpkins or my current favorite, Marshmallow Fireside from Bath and Body Works!

2. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
Definitely coffee! I can't live without it!

3. What's the best fall memory you have?
I don't remember any fall memories to be honest. I mostly just spend my time cuddled up in bed watching Netflix haha!

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

5. Best fragrance for fall?
I love Vera Wang Princess and Prada Candy! I love musky scents with a floral or sweet note.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?
My family is Mexican so we don't do the "traditional" Thanksgiving feast. This year my mom made ham, enchiladas, birria, pasta, taquitos and arroz con leche! Everything was delicious!

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
I live in Southern California, specifically in southern Orange County and fall feels kind of windy and cold. I think the average temperature here is between high 60's and low 70's.

8. Most worn sweater?
I've been wearing this sweater a lot from Old Navy! It's so soft comfy! I love it!

9. Must-have nail polish this fall?
I've been wearing a lot of glittery nail polishes recently. Some of my favorites are Butter London's The Black Knight and Julie G nail polish in Light it Up!

10.  Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
Jumping in leaf piles obviously! I get so bored at football games!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
Gotta go with my trusty skinny jeans!

12. Combat boots or Uggs?
I wear both so I can't decide!

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
Heck to the yes! It is the most amazing thing in the world!

14. Favorite fall TV show?
I am obsessed with Bones! I'm barely on season four on Netflix right now but I just love the characters and their relationships. Such a great show!

15. What song really gets you into the fall season?
I've been listening to more slower paced songs this season. These are my favorites right now:
- What a Catch, Donnie - Fall Out Boy
- Story of my Life - One Direction
- Runaway - Kanye West
- Breath - Breaking Benjamin
- Melody - Kate Earl

And that concludes my version on the sweater weather tag! I tag anyone who reads this to do it!

xo, Kathleen 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: Nov. 25, 2013

Why hello everyone! It has been a while since I've made a blog post here! Today I'm here with some questions provided by the lovely Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog. Let's get started!

Hope you're all having a great Thanksgiving season!

1. Do you wear mascara on your bottom lashes?
I used to but not anymore. I don't have many bottom lashes so whenever I put mascara on them, it looks like I only have two weird looking bottom lashes. Not a good look!

2. Watching figure skating on TV: yes or no?

Definite yes! I loving seeing figure skaters do their amazing routines!

3. What’s your favorite kind of pie?

Pumpkin, apple, pecan, blueberry.....shall I go on?

4. Is there someone in your life who’s always encouraged you to chase after your dreams?

My dad always tells me to do what makes me happy. He's seriously amazing!

5. Besides laughter, what’s the best medicine?

Cupcakes, ice cream and the occasional lipstick!

6. Have you ever dedicated a song on the radio to someone?

No! That seems weird to me.

7. Where do you feel the safest?

My room.

8. Who makes the best drugstore nail polish?

I love China Glaze and Sally Hansen!

9. What shoes are you wearing today?

Old, grey TOMS.

10. Hello, would you like whipped cream with your hot cocoa?

Yes please!

Have an amazing Thanksgiving!

xo, Kathleen

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sephora VIB Sale Wishlist + Recommendations!

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been on here in a while. Life just happens you know? Anyway, Sephora just started their annual VIB 20% off sale this weekend. It started yesterday 11/7 and it goes through Monday 11/11. I believe the sale is only for VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider), but I received a card from Sephora that lets me give the 20% discount to a friend. If you know someone who is a VIB, ask to see if they have the extra code! Below is a list of items I either want in my wishlist or products I have personally used and love!

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My Wishlist Items!

NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition One Night Stand Cheek Palette ($65)

I currently own one NARS blush and I would love to try some of their most best-selling shades like Orgasm and Laguna. I missed out on the Danmari palette from last year and I'll make sure to purchase it this year!

GLAMGLOW Gift Sexy ($69)

I have heard so many great things about this product that I just have to try it! My close friend Michelle loves this product and usually anything she likes, I like!

FRESH Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Trio ($28)

I have used up both lip balms from the birthday set I received and I love them! I want to try out these other colors too!

BOSCIA Bright Stars ($54)

I have always wanted to try the Boscia line for quite some time now, especially the Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil!

My Recommendations!

TOO FACED Joy to the Girls ($46)

I love this palette! I recently made a review about this palette here on my blog so check it out if you're interested! It's perfect for the fall/winter season or as a gift!

SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Nail Polish Remover ($9.50)

If you paint your nails often like I do, you definitely need this in your life! It has made removing nail polish such a breeze! All you do is stick your finger in for about 20-30 seconds and your nail is clean! This also works for glitter polishes too! I love it!

BUXOM Dolly's Opening Act™ Set ($29)

These lip glosses are seriously some of the best lip gloss out there! I own so many of them and I just want more! They have a minty scent to these and they do plump your lips a bit. They have a wonderful color payoff and seriously lasts all day! I love the sizes in this set too! Definitely check it out!

SHISEIDO The Makeup Facial Cotton ($9.50)

These are the best at removing makeup or applying toner! They feel so soft and gentle on the skin! I cut mine in half so that I don't waste any cotton. I love these!

What do you all plan on buying during this sale? Any recommendations? 

xo, Kathleen

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: Oct. 21, 2013

Happy Monday everyone! What did you do today?

1. Do you have a diary? 
I used to back in middle school/beginning of high school. I mostly used it to vent.
2. Best makeup lighting in your house?
My room, especially in the morning.

3. Which do you wear more often, lipstick or gloss?
Honestly, I wear both often. I'm a lip-aholic!

4. With whom do you talk the most about makeup offline?
Definitely my good friend Michelle! I actually didn't know that she was into makeup like me until I posted something on Sephora's Facebook page and she commented back!

5. Does the color of a room affect your mood?
Yes! Bright colors make me feel excited and happy. Dark colors make me feel calm and quiet.

6. Do you have any plants around you at work?
No. I work at a drugstore.

7. Are there any shadows you love except for the fallout?
There's some shadows from Too Faced and Urban Decay that I really love but they just have way too much fallout :/

8. How do you feel about nude nail polish?
I like it! I have very short nails due to biting them and nude polishes make my nails appear longer!

9. If you could be invisible for 2 hours, what would you do?
Can't say ;)

10. What’s your current favorite face product?
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder! I love it to set my foundation!

Until next time!

xo, Kathleen 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Palette for Holiday 2013: Review + Swatches!

I decided to walk into Sephora last week and I wanted to see if there were any new sets for the holidays this year. Lo and behold, the beautiful Too Faced Joy to the Girls palette! I saw this and thought, "I have to have this!" I love Too Faced's holiday collections! The packaging is always cute and the quality is great!

Too Faced Joy to the Girls Holiday 2013 palette ($46)

The packaging is so cute! Anything with polka dots automatically makes me want to have it! The cover for the palette (not pictured) was designed by celebrity decorator Mary McDonald.

The inside of the palette. It includes 15 eyeshadows ranging from mattes to shimmers. It also includes a full size LashGASM mascara and three looks you can wear.

Weekday look, Weekend look and a Party Time look.

Gorgeous colors!

Now onto the swatches!
From left to right: Cookie Dough, Cheers, Prancer, Sugar Plum, Mulberry

From left to right: Snow Angel, Powdered Sugar, Too Too, Yule Log, Chestnut

From left to right: Twinkle. Joy, Spike the Punch, Chimney, Coal

If you've ever tried Too Faced eyeshadows, you'll know that they are incredibly pigmented and smooth. I do find that Too Faced's glittery eyeshadows tend to have some fall out so be extra careful with those. The mascara was okay. It didn't make my lashes amazing or anything. Overall, I think it's a great palette for yourself or as a gift to someone! You can find it online at Too Faced or at Sephora.

xo, Kathleen

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: Oct. 7, 2013!

Hey everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your Monday! I'm so glad it's starting to get cold here in Orange County! I love wearing scarves, boots, fall makeup and fall food! Especially anything pumpkin! Let's get started!

Trader Joe's + pumpkin = the best combination ever! Yum!

1. What are your favorite TV shows right now?
I love Bones, Castle and Elementary! You could say I have a thing for crime shows.

2. What would you do if you won $10,000 today?
I would save 75% for a car/bills/school and then go on a shopping spree with the rest of the money.

3. What’s the first song lyric that comes to mind?
"Let's be alone together. We can stay young forever." Fall Out Boy 'til I die!

4. Do you have any scars?
I have a medium sized scar on my lower back from a dog bite.

5. What are some makeup or beauty products you buy over and over again?
Maybelline The Colossal mascara, Rite Aid Renewal Exfoliating Apricot Towelettes and EOS lip balm!

6. What’s your favorite place to people-watch?
Either the mall or my school. There's so many interesting people out there...

7. If you could time travel, what year would you visit (but you don’t have to be there permanently)?
1993, the year I was born.

8. If you could pick any one person in history to have brunch with today, whom would you pick?
I'd go with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I'm weirdly obsessed with him.

9. Is there a makeup/hair styling skill you’d like to master?
The perfect cut crease!

10. What movie really scared you?
I hate scary movies! I avoid them like the plague!

Until next time!
xo, Kathleen 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

September Favorites!

Hey everyone! I'm back to show you my beauty favorites for the month of September! This month is just featuring makeup so sit back, grab a cup of joe and see what I've been loving this past month!

1. I've been all about neutral looks this month and I love this NYX eyeshadow trio in Nude/Taupe/Dark Brown! These eyeshadows are incredibly pigmented and don't have any fall out! It's so easy to use this trio: Nude all over the lid, Taupe in the crease and Dark Brown in either the outer corner or as a liner. Love this and I got it on clearance at Ulta!

2. If I could only wear one pink lip product for the rest of my life, it would be the L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Stick in Sunset Angora. It's the perfect everyday pink lipstick! I own three of these lipsticks and they are all super moisturizing on my lips! They remind me of the Revlon Lip Butters only they are more pigmented than the L'Oreal ones. I love this lipstick and I will continue to buy it!

3. Another lip product that I've been loving is the new Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Rosy Lipped. I got this about a week ago and I already love it! Rosy Lipped is a neutral rosy pink color, one of those "my lips but better" lip colors. These are also very moisturizing and I love the packaging! I think it's cute! I need to check out the other colors too!

4. My everyday blush throughout September has got to be Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Natural (mouthful much?). When you blend the different shades together, it makes a beautiful light pink sheen on the cheeks. It's amazing! It lasts all day on me and it actually smells wonderful, like fresh flowers! Love it!

5. The Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation has been my favorite foundation this month! I got it a while back and just recently started to wear this again. It has a natural/satin finish and it stays all day on my oily skin surprisingly! It evens out my skintone and it feels like I'm not wearing any makeup at all! It has a light/medium coverage. I wouldn't wear this during summer since the finish isn't matte but I love it during fall/winter! Totally recommend this product!

What were your favorites this month? 

xo, Kathleen

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: Sept. 23, 2013

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you're all doing okay! I was pretty busy today running errands and cramming for my bio exam (which I totally pass!). Let's get started with questions shall we?

1. How dedicated are you to your skincare regimen?
Very! I'm only 20 but I really want to take good care of my skin.

2. How often do you go to bed without removing your makeup?
Rarely. I do, however, have those moments where I'm just plain tired and want to go straight to bed.

3. What’s your favorite beauty ritual?
Probably putting on foundation weirdly enough. I like seeing my skin go from dull and acne scarred skin to an even, radiant skin tone.

4. How would you describe your style: easy, experimental or excessive?
Super easy!

5. If you color your hair, how old were you when you first started?
I've never colored my hair. Although some people do since my hair is jet black naturally.

6. When it comes to makeup, what’s your biggest gripe?
Blending out eyeshadow! I feel like it takes forever to get that perfect blended eye look.

7. If you had to narrow down your entire fall wardrobe to a single fall uniform, what would it look like?
Dark blue skinny jeans, a cream colored shirt, my green cargo jacket and black combat boots.

8. What’s your go-to purse this fall?
My Steve Madden black satchel.

9. What’s your biggest skincare gripe?
Waiting for results haha! I'm so impatient.

10. What was the highlight of your weekend?
I went to a Fall Out Boy concert on Friday and it was THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE! They are my favorite band and I had a good view of them: literally five feet away from the stage! I'll post some pictures below!

How was your weekend? Hope it was awesome like mine! Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

***here are a few pictures from the Fall Out Boy concert!

Twenty One Pilots was the opening band and they were amazing! I've never heard of them until then and I'm thinking of buying their album! I totally recommend checking them out!

Panic! at the Disco was next and I was so thrilled! I love their music! Brendon Urie was unreal!

Fall Out Boy came on and I was seriously losing my mind! Getting the chance to see my favorite musicians up close and live was definitely one of the best moments of my life! These guys mean everything to me and I'll always love them!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: Sept. 16, 2013

It's that time of the year..... Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

Happy Monday everyone! I finally had the chance to go to Starbucks today and ordered my first PSL of the year! Yum! I can't wait for sweater weather! 

1. Is your desk neat or messy?
Well, I don't have a desk but if I did, it would be neat.

2. One fun thing you did over the weekend?
I was sick all weekend. Not fun!

3. What book(s) are you reading?
I just started reading Storm Front by Richard Castle. So far I'm loving it!

4. Something you keep meaning to do but don’t?
Clean my room. 

5. What’s a typical morning for you?
Wake up at 8, put my contacts on, brush teeth, check my phone, shower, breakfast, head to school or work.

6. Three of the makeup brushes you use most often?
Real Techniques Buffing Brush, MAC 217 and the ELF $1 Eyeshadow Brush

7. What’s one of your best eye makeup tips?
Always use an eyeshadow primer!

8. Something you’ve been loving lately?
Bob's Burger! I saw an episode on TV last night and realized that it's also on Netflix!

9. Any life-changing beauty products lately?
Definitely my bareMinerals Correcting Concealer! It's the only makeup I wore when I was sick and it made me look alive haha!

10. Are you wearing any polish on your toes, and if you are, what shade?
Yep! It's My Personal Serpent from Sephora by OPI. Love this color!

Until next time!
xo, Kathleen

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Maybelline Fall 2013 Collection Haul: Review + Swatches!

Hey everyone! Today I'm here to show you all the items I bought from Maybelline's new Fall 2013 Collection! I have been stalking stores around me everywhere and I finally found new, untouched products! I'm sort of disappointed that there were no new Color Tattoos this year but I have so many to use up! Anyway, let's see what I got!

Let's start off with the lip products! There are a lot of purple lip products in this collection and I really wanted to try them out! Here's the lipsticks I got!

From left to right: Fuchsia Fierce, Violet Intrigue, Midnight Plum

I have reviewed all of my Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks here and these lipsticks feel exactly like the ones I own! I'm especially excited to wear Violet Intrigue more often this fall! I don't own any colors like these so I'm thrilled to wear them frequently! 

From left to right: Purple Royale, Lavender Lavish, Raspberry Ablaze, Berry Brilliance

I have actually never tried these lip glosses before so I decide to get most of the glosses. I might go back to the store to get the other two because I love these lip glosses! I have worn all of the glosses this past week and it might just be my new favorite lip gloss formula! They feel incredibly smooth and creamy on my lips, last a fairly long time (3-4 hours without eating anything greasy), and I love the doe foot applicator! If you want just a couple things from this collection, check out the lip glosses! They are amazing!

Swatches from left to right: Violet Femmes quad, Fall Temptation quad

I own a couple Eye Studio quads from their permanent line I have to say that these weren't really the best. They weren't as pigmented and long lasting as the permanent ones I own. I still like them but the pigmentation could be better in these two quads.

Overall, I'm really impressed with the products I got from this collection! The lip products are definitely the star of the entire collection! Have any of you gotten anything from this collection? Let me know!

Until next time!
xo, Kathleen

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: Aug. 26, 2013

It's Monday already?! It seems like I wrote a questionnaire yesterday, not a week ago! Anyways, how's everyone's day going? I only had one class today so I'm home watching yesterday's VMAS. That whole Miley Cyrus "performance" was just......I'm speechless. What happened?! I could go on and on about the entire show but let's get started with the questions!

Here's a picture of my cousin, sister and I. Aren't we cute lol!

1. Do you twerk?
No, and I don't plan to.

2. What’s the first song lyric that comes to mind?
"Let your heart control your mind. Make it feel like the first time."
I've been listening to the Jonas Brother's "First Time" single and I can't help but jam along with it. Don't judge me!

3. Do you ever straighten your hair?
Like once a year. Not kidding.

4. Your biggest current skincare concern?
Hyperpigmentation, acne and under eye circles.

5. Finish the sentence: I feel beautiful when…
-I'm all dressed up.
-people compliment me.
-random cute guys hug me out of nowhere.

6. Current favorite face wash?
Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser is my favorite so far!

7. Have you ever been tubing/white water rafting?

8. What are you wearing today (hair/makeup/clothes)?
My hair is in its usual bun, my makeup is similar to my First Week of School look and I'm currently wearing dark skinny jeans, black cotton V-neck with a white tank top underneath and grey TOMS.

9. What’s your skin type (dry/oily/combo)?

10. Summarize your best makeup advice in a single sentence:
Make sure you skin is completely clean before applying makeup!

Hope you're all enjoying your day!

xo, Kathleen

Friday, August 23, 2013

FOTD: First Week of School!

Hello everyone! If you read my last post, you'll know that I started school this week! My classes will definitely be difficult but what college class isn't? My makeup this week can be described in one word: simple. I used a BB cream to even out my skin tone, under eye concealer, powder, light pink blush, mascara, liquid eyeliner and a light pink lipstick. Below is a list of everything I used.

1. Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray (before foundation and after all my makeup)
2. Physician's Formula Super BB Cream in Light/Medium
3. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder in Light/Medium
4. Physician's Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural
5. Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara
6. L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black
7. Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 345 Light
8. L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse in Sunset Angora 

I just realized that almost every product I used is drugstore, which is good for us college students! Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: Aug. 19, 2013

Happy Monday guys! Today was my first day back at school and I'm actually really excited to come back! My schedule is loaded with classes so I might not post as often as I would like. Anyway, let's get started!

Yep! This is what will happen this semester.

1. One word that describes your hair?

2. Do you use a mascara base? If so which one?

Sometimes. I don't really notice a difference though.

3. Do you, or have you ever, plucked your eyebrows?

Yes, but I want to try waxing one day.

4. Three favorite beauty serums, scrubs or potions?

I swear by my St. Ives Apricot Scrub! I haven't tried many serums or potions.

5. What do you want to do when you grow up?

I'm still not sure but I really want to do something in the medical field!

6. If you wrote a book about beauty, what would the title be?

From Simple to Bold

7. What are three things on your to-do list today?

Get to school on time, buy textbooks, go on a walk

8. What’s your sign?


9. Three great places to shop for makeup online?

In order: Sephora, Nordstrom, MAC

10. What color describes how you feel today?

Green. Feeling kind of peaceful today.

Hope you all enjoyed your day!

xo, Kathleen

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Favorites!

I'm seriously going to say this but I can't believe that July is basically over! School is just around the corner! This month I've been using some things that I've mentioned before. I do however have some new products to show! Let's get started!

1. I have been loving the Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Perfector for Combination to Oily Skin this month! I bought in early May in the shade Medium/Deep and at first I didn't like it. It was too dark for me at the time. However, I tried it again early this month and I absolutely love it! It has a matte finish and it lasts for well over 8 hours. Just one touch up and I'm good to go! I'm not sure if I will use this during fall/winter but for summer, it's amazing!

2. For some reason, my legs are lighter than the rest of my body so I decided to try out the St. Tropez Instant Glow Body Lotion. I got it inside Sephora's annual Sun Kit this May. I tried this for my brother's graduation in June and my legs seriously looked awesome! They actually matched the rest of my body! For reference, I'm about an NC 35 in MAC terms. This does set quickly so you have to work fast. It didn't transfer onto my clothes and lasts all day! Love it!

3. Lately I've been using cream eyeshadows by themselves because I want my makeup to look simple. The one product that I've been loving is the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst! All I have to do is swipe it on my entire lid, blend and head out the door! I own four of these and I absolutely love them! I do however have to prime my eyelids because they are extremely oily. Other than that, if you're looking for a great stand alone color that don't crease, I totally recommend these!

4. I've talked about this product so many times but I truly love it! My go-to pressed powder has to be the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder! I have it in the Light to Medium shade. I have try this over many foundations and it keeps my skin matte all day long! It's perfect for you oily skin girls out there! The powder is fairly pigmented as well so I can get away with using it as a powder foundation! I can't live without it!

5. Another product that I have shown in my favorites is the bareMinerals Correcting Concealer. I use the shade Medium 1. I love how creamy it is! It doesn't settle into my fine lines either! I use it more as a corrector for under my eyes since it does have some peachy undertones to it. I use this and my Rimmel Match Perfection concealer and my under eyes are completely covered! I've already hit pan on it so I plan on repurchasing this product pretty soon!

6. The one blush and bronzer I've been wearing pretty much all month long has to be my ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer Powder! The NARS Orgasm/Laguna duo looks similar to the ELF one. I love the warmth both the blush and bronzer give me! They give the perfect summertime glow! I've made quite a dent into this duo so I can't wait to hit pan on it soon!

What were your favorites this month! Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: July 29, 2013!

How's everyone's Monday going? I had the day off today so I'm just chillin' at home, catching up on some YouTube videos and eating a bowlful of ice cream. Yum! It's been FOREVER since I did a questionnaire but today I decided to make one (courtesy of the lovely Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog)! Let's get started!

I finally get to see Despicable Me 2 tomorrow! Can't wait to see it!

1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
Well, I've only had one real job and that's retail. It's alright to say the least.

2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
Probably France. It's approximately 5661 miles in distance! Wow!

3. When I’m really excited I…
Either can't talk at all or start jumping up and down. Maybe both....

4. How would your best friend describe you?
Smart, funny, weird and kind.

5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
Stubbornness: dad
Shy/quiet: dad
Tallness: mom

6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
Hmm, probably traveling to France, getting involved with my youth group at church and getting my first job.

7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
Simple, easy, long wearing, clean, classic

8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
Yolo and swag.

9. What’s the best mood booster?
Eating and listening to music!

10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
Definitely Lauren Conrad! I love her makeup and fashion choices! I'd ask her what's the one beauty product she can't live without.

Until next time!
xo, Kathleen

Friday, July 26, 2013

Collective Haul! Sephora, Rite Aid + Blog Sale Items!

Hey guys! It's been waaaay too long since I've last posted a blog post here, (about a month!) and I truly missed blogging! There's really no excuse for not being on here as much. So much has happened this last month and I do plan on making a July Favorites as well so stay tuned for that! For now, I have a haul to show you guys! I did some online shopping at Sephora, bought a couple of things from Rite Aid and I even purchased some items off a blog sale! It was my first time buying things from a blog/using Paypal and I was so anxious about it! Thankfully, everything went well! Let's get onto the haul shall we?

I got an email saying I was 64 points away from being a VIB at Sephora so I figured why not buy a few things. I bought a Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Wear in the color 09 Girls Night Out. I've heard so many good things about this pencil and I can't wait to try it! I also bought another Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Amethyst. I have four of these already and I absolutely love them! They're perfect by themselves or as a base for your eyeshadows. Totally recommend these! For the deluxe sample, I chose the Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control cream. I just wanted to try this out, see if my cellulite firms up lol! Lastly, the product I was so happy to have another one of, is the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. This is a holy grail for my oily skin. I recently ran out of this and I was so bummed. I'm so glad I have another bottle!

I went to Rite Aid looking for a new foundation to try. All the ones I own are starting to get a little funky or it no longer matches my face. I noticed the Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme display and they seriously only had four different shades to choose from. It was practically empty! Good thing I found an unopened bottle of my shade, 340. I then realized Covergirl was on sale buy one get one 50% off so I decided to check out another one of their foundations: the Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Makeup. I got the color 842. I've heard good things about both of these foundations so I can't wait to try them out!

I'm super excited about these products the most! I bought these items off a blog sale a few weeks ago and I'm so happy I did! I would totally recommend checking out! They have a list of my blog sales going on! I bought a Benefit blush in Bella Bamba, bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 in The Finer Things, Sleek Ultra Matts V2 palette, MAC Watch Me Simmer lipstick and MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass! Can't wait to play with these beauties!

What were your recent purchases? Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MAC Tropical Taboo haul!

Hey everyone! Today I received my package of MAC goodies and I wanted to share with you guys what I got! I ordered a few things from the collection but I'm really regretting not purchasing an MSF. Let's see what I got!

From top to bottom: MAC Cremesheen Glass in Fever Isle, MAC Lip Pencil in Ablaze, MAC Lip Pencil in Hip 'n' Happy, MAC 159 brush

Here are quick swatches of Ablaze l/p, Hip 'n' Happy l/p and Fever Isle c/s.

I'm super excited to try out these products! Did any of you order from Tropical Taboo? Hope you're all enjoying your day!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: June 24, 2013

Hey guys! It's been a while since I've done a questionnaire so I figured I'd do one! I haven't been doing much recently, just work and house chores. By the way, I made an online order at MAC for some of the new Tropical Taboo products and I can't wait to get them! Let's get on with the questions!

I really need a haircut!

1. Do you have to dress up for work?
Just the dress code I have to follow: dark blue shirt, beige/tan pants and black shoes.

2. Do you ever rub elbows with royalty?
Kings and queens? No. Celebs? Possibly...

3. Waterparks: yes or no?
I've never been to one but it sounds fun!

4. Did you do any beauty shopping last weekend?
Just today at MAC.

5. What was the first thing you saw when you opened up your eyes this morning?
Not gonna lie, my phone. It's the first and last thing I see every day. Kind of sad...

6. Curly or straight hair?

7. Are there any glosses in your makeup bag right now?
Yep, a whole bunch of them from Clarins, MAC, Maybelline and Revlon.

8. When you’re not feeling well, do you like to be taken care of or left alone?
Left alone. I hate when people talk to me when I'm sick.

9. Twinkies are making a comeback! Are you stoked?
Heck yes! I love Twinkies!

10. Warm or cool weather?
Definitely cool! Not a lot of cool weather here in Southern California but I enjoy it while it lasts.

Hope you all enjoyed your Monday!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, June 17, 2013 Haul!

Long time no see pals! Sorry I've been away for a while. This month has been very hectic for me! My brother just graduated from high school, I'm working almost 40 hours a week and I'm also in the process of getting my driver's license! So much going on right now! Anyways, I made an order on recently and I just got my package today! I got mostly hair products so let's get to it!

*I highly suggest to shop through Ebates, a site that gives you cash back for shopping! The link before is a referral link. You DO NOT have to go through this link!*

I've heard so many good things about tea tree shampoo so I decided I'd try a couple of them! I suffer from mild dandruff and an itchy scalp and I need something that helps alleviate it. I read good reviews on these shampoos: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special shampoo. Can't wait to try them out! I also needed a new facial scrub since my beloved St. Ives facial scrub is almost gone. I was watching FaithersK's Empties video when she mentioned the Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Natural Facial Scrub. I love everything she recommends so I'm excited to try it out! Since I was a couple dollars away from free shipping, I decided to get the travel size Nexxus Maxximum Super Hold Styling and Finishing Mist. I need a new hairspray anyway.

This was my first time ordering from and everything went great! Love this site! Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, June 3, 2013

May Empties!

Hey everyone! I've come to realize that I've never posted an empties blog post before! Well, all that is about to change because I am about to show you guys my trash! I've got to admit, it was a bit difficult for me to keep my "trash" because I immediately want to throw it away. I'll see if I can keep this up. Here are my empties!

1. eos Shave Cream Ultra Moisturizing Pomegranate Raspberry: This product was just a miss for me. It did smell nice but I had to use a lot to cover one leg, about 6-8 pumps. It does not lather so the consistency is rather liquid-y. It was basically a waste of money. I won't repurchase this item.

2. Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser: I absolutely love this cleanser! I have combo-oily skin and the foaming part of the cleanser really helps to clean my skin. My breakouts have lessened significantly ever since I started using this product! I will definitely repurchase this product!

3. Bath and Body Works Triple Moisture Body Cream in Enchanted Orchid: This isn't really a empty because it still has about 50% left. However, this lotion went bad on me. I bought this over four years ago so this definitely expired. I really loved the scent though; floral and fresh. Too bad I let it expire. I think the scent is also discontinued too. Bummer! I will not repurchase this product.

4. Neutrogena Oil-Free MoistureCombination Skin: This moisturizer was just okay. It didn't make me go "wow!" What I do like about this moisturizer is that it is lightweight. But I feel like it doesn't absorb into my skin quickly. It takes about 20 minutes for it to absorb into the skin. That's way too long for a lightweight moisturizer. I will not repurchase this product.

5. Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara Triple Effect: I love this mascara, especially the waterproof version! I wore this to my high school graduation and I've loved this ever since! The wand is kind of weird: it has short stubby bristles on one side and very long thick bristles on the other. The bristles really help to separate the lashes and add volume and length. Plus, this mascara does not budge at all! I will definitely repurchase this mascara!

6. ModelCo FIBRE LASHXTEND Lengthening Mascara: This was the worst mascara I've ever tried! I got this in a Birchbox a while ago. The first time I used it, I noticed little flakes within two hours. After four hours, I had raccoon eyes. I don't know if it's just my mascara but it had a really dry formula. I will not purchase this mascara.

7. L'Oreal Voluminous Full Definition mascara: This may be my HG mascara, right behind my Maybelline The Colossal mascara! This gives my lashes amazing length and volume! It lasts all day long with no smudging and it holds curls perfectly. I will definitely repurchase this mascara! In fact, I already did!

8. Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum: This is my HG liquid eyeliner of all time! I have oily lids so I need something that will last a long time without it smudging all over my eye. This is perfect! I love the brush tip because it helps you control how thick or thin you want your eyeliner. It stays all day ad I love it! I will definitely repurchase it!

9. Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer: I have tried many primers and this one is my favorite drugstore eye primer! I'll admit, it doesn't last as long as my beloved NARS Pro Prime but Palladio is a close second! You can find Palladio products at Sally's Beauty Supply. It makes my eye shadows stand out and there's no creasing for the whole day! I will definitely repurchase!

10. Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Makeup in Medium: I liked this tinted moisturizer. It evened out my complexion and gave a little bit of coverage. What I don't like about this product is that oxidizes on me a little bit. I might repurchase this product.

Those were my empties for the month of May! Til next time!

xo, Kathleen