Thursday, March 28, 2013

Influenster Sweetheart Voxbox 2013!

Hey everyone! I'm back again with another blog post and this is featuring the Influenster Sweetheart Voxbox! I recieved this about a month ago, courtesy of Influenster.

Really quickly, for those who don't know what Influenster is, it's an online community where anyone can sign up and share reviews and experiences on things. The more you interact, the more your "status" goes up and the higher your "status" is, the more likely you are to receive voxboxes like I did! Let's see what I got!

1. Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid! Powered Contour Cleansing System - I was really excited when I first saw this! It comes with the battery powered brush and a sample size of the Shine, Shine Go Away! Shine Minimizing Cleanser. I love the brush! I feel like it cleans my face really well! Make sure you don't scrub very hard with the brush because it will turn your face red, trust me! The cleanser didn't thrilled me too much. When I first opened the cleanser, it smelled very perfume-y. I was kind of worried that it would affect my skin and it did. The next morning, I woke up with three new pimples on my chin. Eww! I also don't like how the cleanser has a silver color to it. Very disappointed on the cleanser but I love the brush!

2. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray - I was somewhat intrigued by this product. I already have thick wavy hair but I wanted to see if it would make my curls last longer. I really do like this product! It looks like I just came back from the beach everytime I wear this! It does make my hair really dry if I use this product by itself so I have to use some type of mousse or gel to help make my wavy hair moisturized. Not a bad product!

3. Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response Deodorant in Serene Citrus Scent - I've heard many things about this deodorant and I was actually excited to try it out! It's one of those deodorants where you have to turn a dial at the bottom until the deodorant starts to come out at the top. Not my favorite kind but I'll still use it. The scent is delicious! It smells very tropical and fruity. This deodorant didn't last ling on me. I shower every other day and by the next time I shower, my armpits smell horrible. The scent really only lasted me for 8 hours. My other deodorant I use lasts me until my next shower. Not my favorite deodorant.

4. Skinnygirl Daily On-the-Go Bar in Coco-Nut - I love protein bars so I was super happy that I got this in my box! They have 8 grams of protein and only 180 calories per bar. They taste just like the Caramel Delites Girl Scout cookies, which are my favorites! It's the perfect snack to carry around! I will definitely repurchase these!

I loved this Voxbox! If you don't have an Influenster account, I seriously recommend signing up! It's fun and you could get your own box yourself!

Until next time!
xo, Kathleen

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

100 Facts About Me!

Hey guys! After finally doing my taxes (thank God!), I realized I had some down time to do a post. I figured I'd tell you some interesting facts about me! This is just for fun so here we go!

1. I'm the middle child in my family.
2. I'm obsessed with Snow White and Winnie the Pooh.
3. Spaghetti is my favorite food.
4. I still don't have a driver's license.
5. Glee and Extreme Couponing are my guilty pleasures.
6. I hate any food with mint, except chewing gum
7. I have an aunt who's 10 years younger than me.
8. I have to buying matching shampoos and conditioners.
9. My biggest insecurities are my teeth.
10. I share bedrooms with my sister.
11. I had a pet bunny once but it ran away.
12. Disneyland is my second home.
13. I've been to three different countries.
14. My grandma lives right across the street from me.
15. I've never had a boyfriend.
16. I like to make collages on my bedroom wall.
17. I have over 20 pairs of jeans but only wear 5.
18. I'm pretty sure I saw Paris Hilton at Laguna Beach a few years ago.
19. I like thrift shopping.
20. My favorite colors are purple and green.
21. The only seafood I like are shrimp and tilapia.
22. Some people think I'm Filipina.
23. I can pretty much live off of Girl Scout cookies.
24. I only watch The Voice or American Idol auditions, not the entire show.
25. I've only been to 3 concerts in my entire life.
26. Water is my favorite drink.
27. I used to be a Girl Scout.
28. I played the flute in elementary school.
29. I've always wanted to learn how to play guitar.
30. The top 5 most played songs on my iTunes account are all Justin Bieber songs.
31. Ingrid Michaelson is my girl crush.
32. I'm the only one in my family who can't whistle.
33. I love anything with sour cream and onion.
34. I own an iPod shuffle, the one that's long and white.
35. I like to go to Tijuana for fun.
36. I'm obsessed with handbags.
37. I've been inside Disneyland's Club 33.
38. I used to play lacrosse in high school.
39. My makeup organization sucks.
40. English and History are my two favorite subjects.
41. I don't paint my toes because I'm too lazy to bend over.
42. I've never hit pan on any makeup product.
43. The number 10 is my favorite number.
44. I'm not into sports.
45. I carry six lip products with me at all times.
46. I'm a little bit scared of the dark.
47. Chucky scares the shit out of me.
48. I always get the same drink at Starbucks.
49. I like to say I look like my dad even though we don't.
50. I always have my hair up.
51. I'm 5'4" tall.
52. I can fit under my bed.
53. When I was 7, I decided to hide from my parents in the clothing racks at Target and they had to close the entire store for 2 hours because they couldn't find me.
54. I sometimes sleep on my parents' bed.
55. I've been told that I talk in my sleep.
56. I hate when 30 year old women buy lots of Hello Kitty stuff for themselves. I think it's childish.
57. I lost a sock at my friend's house and when she moved to a different house, she said she never found it.
58. YouTube is my best friend.
59. I always dream about dinosaurs chasing me.
60. I love eating cow tongue and pig brains.
61. I've always lived in Orange County, CA.
62. I like changing out the music on my iPod every week.
63. I think that people (especially those underaged) who post pictures of themselves smoking or drinking are stupid.
64. Chocolate Brownie is my favorite ice cream.
65. NARS is my favorite high end makeup brand.
66. Maybelline is my favorite drugstore makeup brand.
67. Most people think I'm optimistic but I'm really pessimistic.
68. I don't know where I see myself in 10 years.
69. I always sit in the front of any class.
70. I live right in the middle of San Diego and Los Angeles.
71. I love playing sudoku.
72. I love doing puzzles, especially those with 500 pieces or more.
73. The first beauty guru I ever watched on YouTube is emilynoel83.
74. Everytime I go into Sephora, I always have to buy something.
75. I like listening to French music.
76. I always lose something.
77. I can only sleep with my belly down.
78. I look exactly like my little cousin.
79. I was in my high school's yearbook class for three years.
80. I first started wearing makeup in 7th grade. I rocked orange lipstick lol!
81. I was in my church's youth group for two years.
82. I'm currently 19.
83. Tigers are my favorite animals.
84. Fall Out Boy is my favorite band.
85. I'll listen to any type of music.
86. I once got lost at Disneyland.
87. I wrote my initials on the Eiffel Tower.
88. My favorite fruit is watermelon.
89. I enjoy grocery shopping.
90. I hate washing dishes.
91. I always carry water with me.
92. For my quinceaƱera, I wore a Snow White dress.
93. I saw my middle school crush last week and it was awkward.
94. I still play with my Gameboy.
95. I only own one pair of high heels.
96. It takes me 20 minutes to do my entire makeup.
97. For every burrito I eat, I always have to have cilantro and onion in every bite.
98. I was at the mall by myself a few years ago when someone came up to me and asked if I would like to work at Nickelodeon. I didn't know if it was legit or not so I said no. Imagine if they really did work at Nick......I could have been famous by now lol!
99. I love the work of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Their music is amazing!
100. I'm currently on a makeup no buy until my birthday May 26.

Wow! This was a lot of fun! Now you really know everything about me! See you guys next time!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday Questionnaire Mar. 25, 2013

Hey everyone! My spring break is officially over and I'm back in school. That went by so fast! I'm here with a set of ten questions to answer so let's get to it!

My mom gave me this puzzle over the weekend and I'm so excited to start it! I love doing puzzles!

1. Have you ever awkwardly slipped or tripped in front of a large group of people?
Yes, in high school. It was raining and I was walking towards the door at a normal pace when I suddenly slipped at a puddle inside. I landed on my back and everyone was just staring at me. So embarrassing!

2. Do you do blue eye liner?
Of course! It enhances my brown eyes.

3. Can you recommend a comfy pair of flats?
Mmm, I'm not sure. I don't have a favorite pair since I go through them fairly quickly.

4. Your current favorite makeup or beauty indulgence?
Lately I've been wearing tinted moisturizer a lot! I love TheBalm's BalmShelter!

5. Did you deal with any sibling rivalry when you were growing up?
Yep and it continues up to this day!

6. I’m excited about _.
Summer vacation! Spring break was just a summer tease!

7. Name a great book you loved so much that you’ve read it at least twice.
Breakfast at Tiffany's by James Patterson. Such a good book!

8. Do you keep the fortunes from fortune cookies?
Sometimes. It depends on how much I like the fortune lol!

9. How often do you do DIY (do it yourself) projects?
I don't think I've ever done one but I've always wanted to do it!

10. Some of the best advice I ever received was to…
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

It's one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Suess and I try to incorporate that into my life.

Hope you're all having a great day! I'd love to hear your answers as well! Comment below!

xo, Kathleen

Friday, March 22, 2013

I Love Spring Tag!

Hey everyone! It's seriously been a long time since I've posted on here! I'm currently on my spring break and I figured I could write a short post on my favorite season: spring! I believe MissGlamorazzi created this tag but correct me if I'm wrong. Anyways, let's get on with the questions!

1. Favorite spring nail polish?
I have two favorites, both from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line. I love Mint Sorbet and Mellow Yellow! They just scream spring at me!

2. What is your must-have lip color this spring?
My number one staple for spring is definitely my Korres lipstick in Coral. It gives a sheer wash of color on the lips and it feels really nice and moisturizing!

3. Show us your favorite spring dress!
I recently bought this dress from Forever 21 and I love it! I love the color and the lace gives it a flirty feminine look.

4. What's your favorite flower?
I love sunflowers! They make me happy!

5. Favorite spring scarf/accessory?
I have this cute floral scarf I got at Old Navy years ago and I love it! I love that it goes with pretty much everything I own!

6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)
For makeup I'm excited to start wearing my bright lip colors, especially coral and orange! For fashion I love anything floral or pastel colors.

7. Favorite spring candle?
Definitely Pineapple Mango from Bath and Body Works! It smells amazing!

8. Favorite body spray/perfume for spring?
I've been loving the new spring scents from Bath and Body Works: Wild Berry Tulips and Wild Peach Poppies. I'm horrible at describing scents but I can assure you that it smells amazing!

9. What is spring like where you live?
I live in Southern Orange County in California and the weather here is pretty mild. Not too hot and not to cold.

10. What's your favorite thing about spring?
Other than the fact that my birthday falls into this season *cough* May 26 *cough*, I love the weather and all the bright colors!

11. Are you a spring cleaner?
I wish haha!

12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?
I'm currently on spring break and I'm just chilling at my house. I don't know about any future vacations but I really want to go to Cancun this summer. We'll just wait and see!

And that wraps up the I Love Spring Tag! I tag anyone who reads this! Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, March 4, 2013

February Favorites 2013!

Hey everyone! These are the products that I have been loving this past month! Mostly makeup but I do have some random favorites, both pictured and not. Let's get right into it!

I've been loving my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder. I'm in the shade Light to Medium. It's perfect for setting my foundation! It leaves a demi-matte finish which is great for my oily skin. This can also work as a powder foundation because it does have a medium coverage. I'm very pleased with this product!

The blush I've been wearing almost every single day in February is Wet n Wild blush in Heather Silk. It's a matte berry color with a pink undertone to it. I love this blush! It's a perfect pop of color for the cheeks. Most people would say that it's more of a winter shade but I can wear this all year long. It's affordable ($2.99), very pigmented and lasts all day long!

I have tried many new mascaras this past month and the one that I really enjoy using is the Revlon Lash Fantasy Total Definition Waterproof Mascara. HOWEVER, the only part I like about this mascara is the primer side, not the actually mascara. The mascara would smudge all over my undereye area after an hour of application. Definite fail. The primer on the other hand, made my lashes look long and thick. I've used the primer with other mascaras and it gave my lashes length and volume. I wouldn't repurchase this though because of the mascara.

If I could only own one liquid eyeliner for the rest of my life, I would have to go with Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum. This is seriously the best liquid eyeliner I've ever used. What I love about this eyeliner is that it has a thin brush tip which I prefer than felt tips. The tip helps to make your eyeliner super thin or thick. It lasts all day on my eyes and it's the darkest black eyeliner out there. I would definitely repurchase this!

The next three products are all lip products which include Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Dolly, Korres lipstick in 45 Coral, and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rose Velvet. I've included some swatches below.

From left to right: Korres lipstick in Coral, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rose Velvet, Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Dolly.

I've been wearing the Revlon lipstick with the Buxom lipgloss for work and I love it! It's a perfect work lip combo! The Korres lipstick is perfect for Spring/Summer.

My Visine for Contacts eye drops have been a total life saver for me! My eyes have been really dry this past month and I decided to try some eye drops for my contacts. My eyes feel so fresh and clear after using these eye drops! Love them!

As for not pictured here, I've been loving Fall Out Boy's new single "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up). They are my favorite band ever and I'm so happy that they're back from the hiatus. It sucks that I didn't get tickets for their L.A. concert :(

So that wraps up my February favorites! What where your favorites this month? Until next time!

xo, Kathleen