Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Questionnaire: Nov. 10, 2014

Hello everyone! It's Monday and you know what that means: it's Monday Questionnaire time! Let's get right to it shall we?

1. If you were an instrument in a symphony, which instrument would you be?
I think I would be a flute mainly because I used to play the flute back in middle school.

2. Have you ever driven or been a passenger in a motor home?
Nope, but it sounds interesting!

3. How do you feel about psychics and fortune tellers? Have you ever been to one?
I've never been to one but it sounds like something I would do. I do believe in that kind of stuff but I've yet to experience it for myself.

4. What was your best (and worst) job interview or audition?
I've only had two job interviews; one was good and the other was pretty much horrible. I was applying at a clothing store for a summer job and the interviewer was asking me what kinds of clothing I would wear in a specific place like at a barbeque or business meeting. Let's just say that I'm not a fashionable person. I swear I saw a disgusted look throughout the interview lol!

5. If you could hang out with the teenage characters in any movie or TV show, which show or movie would it be?
Well, my favorite TV show that have any main teenage characters (Bones), but I would love to hang out with Angela and Jack from the show! They're my absolute favorite people in the show!

See you all next Monday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

October Favorites!

It's that time of the year: favorites time! I was going through some of my old posts and I realized that the last favorites post I did was back in April! Can you believe that?! Yikes! Anyways, I have been using some new products this past month and I've been loving them (hence why they're my favorites!)! Let's get started!

My first favorite has to be the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I remember when it first came out and was utterly unimpressed with it. I thought that it was too boring. Now look at me! I freakin' love it! Whenever I don't have enough time to do my makeup, I just use this and I'm headed out the door

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Collective Haul: Sephora, MAC & Ulta!

Hello everyone! Today I'm here to show you all of the things I have purchased these past few months! Both Sephora and Ulta had a 20% off sale recently and I took advantage of it! The Sephora sale was only for friends and family of the employees but a girl on Twitter gave me an extra code, which was so sweet of her! I believe the Ulta sale is still going on but I'm not 100% sure. Anyway, let's see what I got!

Let's first start off with Sephora! I only bought a few things using the code a nice girl gave me, but I'm pretty sure I will be buying more when the VIB 20% sale comes along! What can I say, I love makeup! I picked up the NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base because I recently ran out of it and I needed a new one. This is seriously the best eyeshadow primer ever! If you have oily eyelids, check it out! You'll love it! I also decided to get the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette. I've heard mixed reviews on it but I wanted to try it out for myself. I've been eying the Josie Maran Winter Dreams Argan Color Collection set for a while now and decided to get it. I'm new to Josie Maran products but I've heard great things about the products, especially the watercolor eyshadows! They look really interesting! Lastly, I picked up the Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Quartet. I love these little suckers! I have two of them full size in my makeup collection and I wanted to get more of them in the colors I don't have! Unfortunately, this set is already sold out but I have seen a six piece set at Nordstrom if you wanted to try them out! I love these cream eyeshadows!

Sephora haul!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top 10 Under $10!

Hey guys! Long time no see! I was just watching Youtube videos in between classes (like always), and I realized that I haven't done a post on here in a while! So I decided to get productive and make a post for you guys! Yay!!! I never realized just how many makeup favorites I have that are $10 and under! Anyway, without further ado, here are my top 10 in no particular order!

1. Maybelline The Colossal Mascara ($5-7)
If any of you have been reading my blog, then you would know that I mention this mascara A LOT! It's pretty much my holy grail mascara, and I have tried a ton! I have short, puny lashes and this mascara helps make my lashes look longer and thicker! You can easily take it off with some makeup

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Questionnaire: Aug. 25, 2014

I'm back to blogging people! There's really no excuse as to why I have been away for so long. I guess I just wanted a break from blogging this summer. But now that fall season is coming up (eeek!), it gives me motivation to keep blogging for some reason. Anyway, today's Monday and you know what that means: MONDAY QUESTIONNAIRE!!! Let's get started!

p.s. Last Saturday I went to a New Politics/Paramore/Fall Out Boy concert (aka Monumentour) and it was seriously the best night of my life! I had meet and greet passes for Fall Out Boy and I began to cry when I saw them. Here's a few pictures but you can see most of them on my Instagram page: itskathleeeen.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Lovin' Tag!

Hey guys! Today I wanted to do the new Summer Lovin' Tag that I believe FleurDeForce started on YouTube. You know me. I love doing tags so of course I wanted to join the bandwagon and do this! Let's get started!

1. Summer lipstick you're loving?
Definitely my new MAC lipstick in Toying Around! I just wrote a blog post about the new MAC lippies I bought for summer here so you can check it out!

2. Summer nail polish you're loving?
Any nail polish from the JulieG Summer 2014 Cruise Collection! I bought the entire collection on Groupon for a really good price a few months ago and I have been loving them! They're perfect for summer!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MAC Lippie Haul!

Good morning guys! Today I'm here to show you what I bought at Macy's about a week ago. I know the MAC Playland collection came out a few months ago and I've always wanted to get some of the lip products from that collection. Of course I waited too long and all of the lippies were sold out :(. I decided to hunt down some products and I found them in stock on Macy's website! I quickly bought all the lipsticks and lipglasses I wanted and I also bought something from the new MAC Moody Blooms collection. Here's what I got!

 MAC Lippies!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Questionnaire: June 30, 2014

Hey guys! Today's Monday so that means it's time for a questionnaire to answer! Let's get started!

1. Shower gel or bar soap?
I actually use both! I use shower gels for my entire body and unscented bar soaps for my sensitive area. I've heard that using anything scented down there can actually irritate it so I always use bar soap there.

2. I’m currently a big fan of _____.
Reading! I'm currently reading Orange is the New Black and I'm loving it! I've also read Fangirl and Eleanor & Park both by Rainbow Rowell and they're great summer reads!

3. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is ______.
Wait it out and hope for the best.

4. Are you the kind of gal/guy who can pull off wearing a white outfit and not get it dirty throughout the day?
Most likely not. I'm such a klutz lol!

5. What makeup are you wearing right now?
Rimmel Stay Matte face primer, E.L.F Acne Fighting Foundation, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder, Physicians Formula Happy Booster blush in Natural, NARS Pro Prime eye primer, MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, Urban Decay Sin eyeshadow all over the lid, Urban Decay Buck eyeshadow in the crease, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, Maybelline The Rocket mascara and finally Korres lipstick in Coral.

Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lip Product Addict Tag!

Hello ladies! Sorry I've been gone for a little bit! The end of May/beginning of June has been very busy for me. Finals, my birthday (I turned the big 21!), summer school...the list goes on and on! Anyway, I was watching a couple of Youtube videos this morning and I came across Fleur de Force's Lip Product Addict Tag video as well as Tati from GlamLifeGuru's video. I love watching tag videos, especially
those that have to do with lip products, so I decided to join in on the fun! I tag anyone who wants to do this tag!

Lippies galore!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday Questionnaire: May 19, 2014

Hello everyone! It's Monday and you know what that means: questionnaire time! Let's get started!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Haul + Swatches!

Hey guys! A couple of days ago, MAC came out with their new summer collection called Alluring Aquatic for summer. Let's just say that I went a bit overboard! My package came in yesterday and I immediately opened the box! Just look at the packaging! So freakin' cute! Plus it's almost my birthday so I decided that I should treat myself to some MAC products! Let's see what I got! I'll also show some swatches at the end too!

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My April Favorites!

Hello everyone! Today I'm here to show you what products I have been loving this past month! The spring season is my favorite because the makeup I like to wear is light and dewy. Let's get on with the favorites!

Influenster Uni VoxBox!

Hey guys! I will be posting my April favorites later today so look out for that! In the meantime, I'd like to show you what I got in my Uni VoxBox! Influenster is a site where they give out boxes filled with beauty and lifestyle products that is absolutely free! It's so easy to do and it's so much fun! Sign up here if you're interested! So let's see what I got and I'll also provide a mini review!

The first thing I saw was a Pilot Acroball Pen. I was really excited to see this because I already have two other Acroball pens on my desk! I love these pens because they provide a thin black line. I hate pens that are too thick so these pens are a must have! The rubber grips come in different colors so I love all the bright colors they offer!

The next thing I saw were the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons. To be completely honest, I'm not much of a tampon girl. I don't know but the idea of something lodged up inside my hooha freaks me out. TMI? LOL! It's the truth! I did try these though and they were okay. I did notice a tiny bit of leakage after three hours but that's alright. I think I'll just stick to my good ol' pads (I'll be honest, this whole thing was completely awkward lol!).

I was so excited to see the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation! I already had one before receiving the box, but it was a bit too light for me. So I went with the shade True Beige and it matches my skintone perfectly! It has an airy mousse texture that leaves a matte finish so that is perfect for my oily skin! It feels light on the skin and it blends beautifully! It wears well over 8 hours and it's perfect for the upcoming summer season! I really love this product!

The next thing I received was the Red Rose Tea Real Tea in Black Tea. This was actually really good! I found it tastes way better in ice water so it's also perfect for the summer season! I believe there's a Blackberry Currant flavor so I really want to try that one next!

The second I saw a lipstick, I was completely happy! NYC came up with a new lipstick line called the Expert Last Lip Color and I got the shade Forever Fuchsia. Even though the color wasn't something I'd wear on a daily basis, I was still impressed with its long-lasting wear. I got about 6 hours of wear, which is pretty good when you're eating or talking all day. They are really opaque in one swipe so I have to be careful with this lipstick. I'll have to check out more colors in the line because it's a great lipstick!

Lastly, I got the imPRESS Press-On Manicure set in a fuchsia color. They are very easy to apply and the color is gorgeous but the nail beds were a bit short for my nails. So sad! :(

This VoxBox was really good! I was fairly please with just about everything, especially the foundation, pen and tea! Until next time!

 xo. Kathleen

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Questionnaire: April 28, 2014

Why hello there! How's everyone's day going? It such a beautiful day here in Orange County and it's starting to feel like summer! Even though summer isn't my favorite season, I still like being able to go on a bike ride to the beach and enjoying the sunshine. Anyway, today's Monday, which means it's time for a Monday Questionnaire! For those who don't know, I answer some questions that the lovely Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog posts on her blog! She's an amazing person and I just had to answer her fun questions! Let's get to it!

Can it be summer already?! :)

1. What's your idea of a perfect birthday party for you?
I'd go to Disneyland with friends and family! I'm not a party type of gal.

2. Tell me about your first car...
My sister and I just recently bought a new car and we love it! It's a 2013 Honda Civic.

3. What's one thing you always have with you wherever you go?
My phone and lip balm.

4. Which of the following can you hear from your home: church bells, trains, busses, children playing, birds singing and/or wind chimes?
All of the above!

I live about 50 feet away from the train tracks, 100 feet away from a bus stop and one mile away from my church! Birds are basically my alarm clock, my mom loves wind chimes so there's a lot in our porch and there's always kids playing around around neighborhood. It's never silent in my neighborhood!

5. Have you ever been lost - like seriously lost - in a city, a parking lot or someplace outdoors?
I don't think so. I like to be prepared with a map.

Have a great day guys!

xo, Kathleen

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sephora VIB 15% Sale Haul!

Hey guys! I'm finally back to blogging! I've decide to take a break to focus on my school work. I hope to transfer to a university soon so I've been making sure that I'm on top of my school work. Anyway, Sephora recently had their 15% off sale for all BI/VIB/VIB Rouge members! I took advantage of the sale and decide to try some new things! Here's what I got!

From left to right: SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Nail Polish Remover, SEPHORA COLLECTION Meet Your Match set, Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. Samples: Benefit The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine, Murad Clarifying Wipes, Burberry Brit Rhythm

Did you get anything from Sephora?! Let me know! Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

February Favorites!

Hello everyone! Today I'm here to show you what my favorite products were for the month of February! For some odd reason, I pretty much wore eye makeup throughout February. I guess I was letting my skin "breathe"! And most of the products are from Maybelline! Maybelline is my number one favorite drugstore brand of makeup! Let's get on with products!

From left to right: Maybelline Eye Studio Quad in Irresistibly Ivy, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, NYX Butter Lip Gloss in Strawberry Parfait, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer, Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara, Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown

The first eye product that I've been loving are the Maybelline Eye Studio quads, specifically the one in Irresistibly Ivy. I love these quads! They are incredibly pigmented and they are super long wearing. I have so many of these quads but this one is probably my favorite! There's a creamy vanilla shadow, a light gold with some orange undertones, a beautiful teal and a dark antique bronze shade. This quad is great for everyday and you can definitely play with some color by using the teal! Love this product!

No eye look is complete without eyeliner and my trusty old MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack does the trick! I have tried many drugstore gel liners and I was looking around for a good gel liner. My friend suggested that I try the MAC Fluidlines and I have been hooked! The black is a deep black and the thing I like about this product is that it doesn't smudge on my oily lids! The product is very smooth and very easy to work with! I can't wait to try other colors from the line!

The one lip gloss that I have been wearing non-stop is the NYX Butter Lip Gloss in Strawberry Parfait! I don't know what I would do without this lip gloss! I'm sure you have heard many good things about this line of lip gloss so I won't ramble on and on but if you haven't tried any of these lip glosses, buy one at Ulta! There are so many different colors to choose from and there's bound to be one you like!

If you have dark under eye circles, you should try the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Neutralizer! I have the worst under eye bags ever and I have tried everything! I'm currently using a new eye cream and so far I'm really liking it (March favorites?). This concealer is really light weight but it has amazing coverage! It blends really easily and I love the brightness it gives me! Definitely check it out if you have dark under circles like myself!

Without these two products, my brows would be a disaster! They're the Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara and the Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown. I recently started doing my brows and the difference it made was unbelievable! The eyebrow pencil is great because it has a plastic comb on one side so that you can brush your eyebrows. The pencil itself is really smooth and pigmented; you only need short strokes to fill in your brows. I love the clear mascara because it sets my pencil and keeps it in place! I've tried the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel and it made my brows really crunchy. The Maybelline on does not do that. These two products saved my eyebrows!

What were your favorites for the month of February?

xo, Kathleen

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mini NYX Haul!

Hey guys! Today I'm here to show you a mini NYX haul I purchased online at Ulta! I don't have a lot of NYX products and since I had some points to redeem (over $9!), I decided to purchase some of their products! I'll have swatches at the end!

From right to left: NYX blush in Apricot, NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops, NYX Butter Lipstick in Little Susie, NYX Butter Lipgloss in Tiramisu

I was so excited to try out the new Butter Lipsticks! I've worn them both once and they feel amazing on the lips! The blush is so pretty too! I believe Apricot is a new shade in their blush line so I can't wait to use it! I have so many Butter Lipglosses and I decided to get an everyday nude color. Tiramisu looks perfect! I'm so happy with everything! Now onto the swatches!

From left to right: Apricot Blush, Pops, Little Susie, Tiramisu

I love everything that I got! These products are also perfect for spring! Can't wait to play with them more!

xo, Kathleen

Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 2014 Favorites!

Hey everyone! I'm here today to show you what I have been loving this past month! There are some old favorites as well as some new ones! Let's get started!

1. I've been straightening my hair more often and I knew I needed to get some type of heat protectant. I came across the Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil Treatment at Ulta and decided to give it a try since it was on sale for $7. I tried it the next day and I instantly fell in love! Even though I have short but thick hair, I really only need 2-3 drops of it to lightly coat my hair. This will last you forever! It smells really nice and my hair stays frizz-free throughout the day. If you need a new hair protectant of some sort, I highly recommend this hair treatment! I would repurchase this, even at the full price of $15.

2. I've tried a lot of BB Creams and the only one I really enjoy using is the Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Cream. If you're looking for a BB Cream that gives almost a full coverage look, then this one is for you! It has a really thick consistency but it's so easy to blend out. I actually prefer using my fingers to apply it because of its almost mousse texture. It has a slight satin finish so I do have to put powder over it. Overall, I think it's a great BB Cream to try out!

3. I have really oily eyelids so I need an eye primer that will make my eyeshadows last longer and be more vibrant. I got a sample of the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base a couple months ago and now I'm almost finished with it because I love it that much! If you have oily lids, you need this in your life! It comes out white but it becomes clear once you blend it out with your fingers. The only thing I don't like about this product is the cost, $24. I only buy it when Sephora has their 20% sale. Highly recommend if you can afford it!

4. I think I have a new HG drugstore mascara! It's the Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara! I love my Maybelline The Colossal mascara but the length that The Rocket mascara gave my puny little lashes was incredible! This mascara gives me amazing volume and amazing length! There are no flakes whatsoever and it lasts for a really long time! I've had quite a success with Maybelline mascaras and this mascara is no exception. Absolutely love it!

5. These cute little spheres are great! They're the EOS lip balms. I actually didn't care for these when I first tried them out. However, the more I used them, the more I began to like them! Now I have so many of them all around my house! They are great basic lip balms and have a really cute packaging! I'll admit, I was intrigued by their packaging when I first saw them. Who isn't?! Totally recommend these lip balms!

6. I have been wanting to try out a new night cream and came across the Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Cream. I saw that Allison (amarixe on Youtube) mentioned it in a couple videos and thought I should give it a try. The scent is truly great! It smells like fresh oranges, not some artificial crap. I put this on at night and my skin feels fresh, radiant and amazing the next day! I've also noticed that my dark spots have become less noticeable after using this cream for a week. Love this cream and now I'm interested in their other products too!

What were your favorites for the month of January? Leave me a comment below!

Until next time!
xo, Kathleen

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Questionnaire: Jan. 26, 2014

Guess who's back at blogging? Me! There's seriously no excuse as to why I haven't been blogging. School just started so I may not be blogging as much. I do plan on doing my January Favorites soon! But I'm back and I'm here to answer some random questions! Let's get to it!

Has anyone heard Lana Del Rey's "Once Upon a Dream"? So haunting and beautiful! 

1. Do you sing in the shower?
Sometimes I do! Only if I know that no one will hear me lol!

2. Gold or silver jewelry?
Definitely silver! I feel like it goes with everything.

3. If you were competing in the Winter Olympics, in what event would you compete?
If were actually good enough to play a sport (I suck at sports), I'd do figure skating. I've always wanted to learn how to skate + look graceful while doing it!

4. Would you rather plan a party or go to a party?
I'm super lazy so go to a party any day, or night!

5. Ketchup or mustard?

6. What are you most stressed out about this week?
Homework! I have so much to do this semester! 

7. Would you characterize your weekdays as structured or flexible (or something else)?
A little bit of both. My work schedule is pretty much structured but my social life is all over the place lol! 

8. I’m at my silliest when…
I'm surrounded by friends. 

9. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Bagel with cream cheese and a glass of orange juice. 

10. What are three things you always have with you?
My phone, money and hand sanitizer.