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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

swapsies.

          I had the pleasure of taking part in an amazing swap with a fellow beauty blogger from the UK. She was the best & sent me amazing things. Everything was wrapped so neatly & she even made me a card. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. Thank you so much Kelly & here's a link to her blog Perfect Pout



Thursday, August 19, 2010

storage ideas & a litte DIY project

          If you follow my blog then you know that i'm a big fan of organizing stuff. When I shared my pictures of my vanity some1 suggested that I get a bookshelf :) &&& I was like DuHHh why didn't i think about it earlier. Luckily I already had a bookshelf that i was using for books and other random bobbles.
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          On top, I still have my little mesh drawers & a tower from the container store. In the first row, I used plastic silverware organizers that I found in walmart they came in white & the dh spray painted them black.







          The organizers can be found in the kitchen section at walmart with all the utensil organizer things. The larger ones come in a set of two & the smaller ones in a set of three each set was under $2. The spray paint was also from walmart and it was only 97cents. I almost purchased the pink spray paint but I remembered that i'm pretty messy with my make up :(

xoxo,
eva


p.s. if anyone has any suggestions or storage ideas please let me know :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

dollar store haulage

          So, I had to run over to my bank real quick because I happened to have misplaced my bank card :( Dohh! The wait was sooo long and it turns out i didn't qualify for a temporary card since my bank account was open in norcal! Damn you San Francisco!! Well, anywho I stepped out and decided to check out the dollar store to see what cheapie things i could find..to my surprise they had a wide selection of NYX lippies, nail polish, and apple mascaras!! I've heard great things about apple mascaras it's a Mexican brand and I planned to do a haul next time I visited Mexico.



NYX lippies Iris, Athena, Frosted Flakes $1.99
apple mascara black, sabila, apple naturista, jojoba $1.99
wedges $.99
art deco np $.99

p.s. the store is called "Giant Dollar" and is located in West Covina on the corner of Azusa/Amar

Sunday, August 15, 2010

DIY: my new vanity !!




          My DH finally built me my dream vanity :) He purchased the light strips & mirror from ikea.


Lighting $14.99 Musik

Mirror $9.99 Kolja


xoxo,
eva

Saturday, August 7, 2010

REVIEW: Mary Kay timewise Microdermabrasion kit




          My awesome-amazing-lovely friend Audrey sent me the Mary Kay microderm kit. It comes with a refining mask and a replenishing serum. I was dying to try this product because of the rave reviews it has gotten.


regimen
1. washed my face thoroughly with Biore 4 in 1 foaming cleanser.

2. applied the refining mask in the shower rubbed it in by making little circles around my face using my index and middle finger for about 2mins as recommended on label

4. washed it off in the shower w/ warm water

5. after shower patted down face with towel then applied the serum


thoughts..
The refining mask has a grainy consistency but it’s not abrasive. The products left my skin feeling smooth. It did a great job at removing the dry flaky skin. The packaging is great. The refining masque comes in a squeeze tube and remember a little bit of product goes a long way for this. The serum comes in bottle made or hard plastic with a pump that releases just enough product, which is a good thing because this kit is on the pricey side. The retail value of the kit is $55.00 but you only need to use a tiny bit of this product at a time. Will purchase again :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

walks are GOOD for you

          I moved to my new place in early June and I've been getting to know my neighborhood little by little. A fellow member of that board that cannot be mentioned said that there was a place @ the puente hills mall that sold nyx. Well, I happen to live five minutes from that mall so I decided to go for a walk and check it out. The store's name is Chloe's Accessories and they sell hair bobbles, jewelry, && NYX!



nyx doll eye mascara waterproof
nyx megashine lip gloss “pink frost”
nyx coffee
nyx soft brown
nyx terra cotta
nyx peach
nyx cinnamon


          Of course I had to pop my head into MAC :) I was in the mood for a new foundation. My name is Eva & i'm a foundation whore! I have 9 in rotation right now. Well, luckily the MAC SA was super sweet. I tried the studio fix fluid & the Studio tech call me crazy but I kinda like the challenge of a "pancake" foundation. She recommended the blot powder because i brought up my oilyness. I also decided to step out of my nude lips comfort zone & I picked up snob my first pinky lippie. Finally they were back in stock of the #130 so I picked that up.
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MAC studio tech NC35
MAC blot powder medium dark
MAC plum dressing shadow (pic does not do it justice!!)
MAC snob lippie
MAC #130 brush


xoxo,
foundation whore.