Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sooo...I'm just lounging around. I really ought to be doing my flashcards for my Human Physiology course. But I'll just do that after dinner. Yes, I eat late! Lol. So in the 20 minutes that I essentially f*ked around, doing nothing but shopping online. Here are all of the things I just bought from Forever21.com (boredom= wasting $$ online)




I bought this and I'm going to pair with with the vest that I also got from Forever 21. I'm not sure what shoes I will wear with this outfit. I will have to make it heels just to spice it up. Any thoughts or suggestions?






I bought the tank top down below because I think it could go with my frilly
mini-skirt that I also bought from Forever 21 a few weeks
ago! I usually don't wear so much black, so I have no idea
what the heck is going on with me! :p



I bought the strapless Rose Petal Print Dress because it looks very sophisticated. My style is not normal that nice, lol. I used to wear a lot of pink, and as I have stated in my previous post. I am honestly trying to tone down on any colors that are neon or B R I G H T, just because I feel that I am at that age where it's better to look simplistic and classic. I was thinking of pairing this dress with some edgy (hey, who says that simplistic has to equate with being "boring"? Mix it up a bit, baby!)


These gloves are fingerless at the tops. I don't know! I'm just really attracted to these set of gloves for some odd reason. It just keeps a dress from looking too BLAAAHHHHH. =]










But don't fret! I'm not just buying all of these clothes for the sake of going out! I also bought an outfit for my internship in D.C. (Yay! I got it!) I wanted to look serious and professional but at the same time, keep true to my youthful essence (after all, I may not be an 18-year-old anymore, but whose to say that I gotta dress like my grandma? Lol)
What do you guys think of this outfit I put together?






































And then I got a simple basic white tank top to put underneath it, since the cardigan sort of runs shorter than I'd like.

I already had one that's similar to this, but for some reason...it's like one of the laws of the universe. I always manage to spill stupid stuff (coffee, ketchup, soup, etc. You name it! I've spilled it on me before!) ALLL over me. I'm the most clumsiest, most oblivious person ever. So I don't even know when I've spilled something all over me. I'm, like, walking around and someone has to take the time aside to point out the stains to me. *chuckle* I need help...seriously.









And to top it off...I got accessories for myself. Yay! So many treats:







































Suuuuch a cute Hello Kitty key cover!! *squeals*

Now I don't have to worry about finding my house key anymore. Literally, I have 10 keys on my sets of keychains and it's such a bitch to try to locate my house key. Especially, when you come home from a night of drinking and all the keys begin to look the same. I stupidly fumble around with all my keys, trying to insert it into the door lock and it takes me FOREVER to get it. Haha, don't act like it's never happened to you guys! :)

Anyway...that's been my little shopping expedition today. I want sooooo much more clothes!!!!!
Can't wait to hit up Tyson's after all of my finals are done!!! That shall be my special treat to myself. I'm not sure what to buy anymore. I have so much clothes. I was cleaning out my closet to help donate all of my old clothes to a charity. I had to throw out my Burberry, Armani, and Polo clothing because sadly...I don't fit most of them anymore. Gaaah, I hate gaining even 5 lbs. It throws my entire wardrobe off!! Well, I really should get back to my books. Because of my stupid f*cking classes, I can't be at the Patriot Center. T-Pain is performing at my university right now!!!! >:(

Oh wells...sacrifices must be made sometimes...for the sake of the outcome. Byes you guys!!!

Much love!! *kisses*

*Flutter* your lashes, beautiful!!

Hi y'all!!! Ok, ok. So I am going to do this review I have promised. So, I need to give you a bit about my lash history. I am not so blessed to have the long, thick dark lashes that some girls have. Instead, I have short, wimpy sparse lashes that can never hold a curl! (Just my luck, right?) The first product I have ever used was the cheap Ardell Lash Growth Accelerator that you can find at RiteAid or other drug stores for approximately $5. Sounds cheap enough, right? Well, ladies, you get what you PAY FOR. That piece of sh*t does not work! In fact, it irritated my eye so much that I actually started crying...but not because I was frustrated, but literally...my eyes kept welling up with tears. So after that fiasco, I decided to give my lashes (and most importantly, eyes) a much-needed break. While the Ardell Lash Growth Accelerator did not work on my eyes, I did find another use for it. You can use this product to "tame" your wild eyebrows. If you're like me, I sleep all over the place throughout the night so when I wake up in the morning, my eyebrows are FUNKKKKY. Haha, so I just brush this serum lightly over my eyebrows. Works like a charm!!

Ok, so after a few months. I still felt let-down about my eyelash serum search not going so well. So I decided, a quitter never wins!!! Right?? So I ventured out on my continuing journey to find the HG status product! That was when I kept hearing about Enormous Lash. After doing a bit of research, I decided to pay $100 to see if it truly did live up to its claim.

I kept seeing this one particular picture popping up everywhere with the Enormous Lash advertisements (see below). And while I knew deep down, that it could have been photoshopped or exaggerated, I just wanted LONG, thick lashes, goddamnit. Lol, so I eagerly awaited my package to arrive!

It says that you ought to wait about 3 months before you see any TRUE results. But some people see results in as little as 30 days. I used it religiously every night. It is basically a colorless, odorless serum that is applied am/pm to the lash line like liquid eyeliner. The first two weeks, while I did not notice any truly dramatic results, I did feel as though my eyelashes were more nourished and conditioned. Overall, I did not feel as though this product was worth my $100. It's good to keep your lashes more supple and conditioning, but did not produce any longer lashes as its claims were stated. Enormous Lash does come with a 100% 12 month money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, return the product with your receipt or packaging slip for a prompt, full refund less shipping. So that was one good thing about this product!

With another disappointment yet again thrown in my face. At this point, I WAS REALLLY ABOUT TO JUST GIVE UP FOR GOOD. I kept thinking...I heard about Revitalash and Jan Marini. But unfortunately, with all of the health scares about prostaglandin as an ingredient and causing blindness and darkening of the iris...I wasn't able to tempt fate with something so fragile as my eye health! I don't know about you guys, I am pretty vain but if it has to compromise my health any way whatsoever...FORGET ABOUT IT!!!

As they say, third time's a charm, right? By this time, I have truly, truly found my TRUE LOVE.

Here's what I found on their website, that might clarify any questions you may have:

Q:
Ok, I’m tired of the hype... Is LiLash really any different than similar products on the market?

LiLash Purified Eyelash Stimulator contains a potent lash enhancing factor and then fortified with strengthening botanicals to further protect and stimulate the appearance of longer eyelashes. Our goal is to free you from the burden of clumpy, caked mascaras by making your own lashes appear naturally longer—safely and effectively. Our chemists created LiLash to be faster acting, easier to use, and non-irritating.

IMPORTANT: Do not confuse LiLash Purified Eyelash Stimulator with other conditioners or enhancers that simply contain “proteins” and “vitamins.” LiLash is a true cosmeceutical with a clinically tested active ingredient.

Q: In terms of cost, what separates LiLash from similar products on the market?

LiLash is a premier cosmeceutical product developed with cutting-edge technology, a true active ingredient, and a clinically test purified formula. In fact, LiLash is the best value of all comparably priced eyelash enhancement products on the market.

As always, if an eyelash conditioner promises to give you longer appearing eyelashes at a fraction of the cost, be cautious. Due to the cost of concentrated active ingredients, testing, and technology, it is nearly impossible to create a true lash conditioner and stimulator for less than LiLash.

Q: Which botanical extracts in LiLash work to restructure weak, brittle Lashes?

Prunus Amygdalus seed extract is a glyco-peptide from Sweet Almond and acts as a natural restructuring agent for hair fibers. It increases shine, volume, and manageability and protects the fiber from harsh environmental pollutants. It’s perfect for conditioning damaged hair and producing lush, thick, longer eyelashes.

Lupinus Albus (White Lupine) seed extract is used to control the hair cycle by regulating hormone balance, reactivating hair’s microcirculation, and stimulating cell metabolism. The properties of White Lupine have been credited with delayed hair loss and favor re-growth.

Q: I have heard that Parabens have been linked to health risks. If that is true, why are they used in LiLash?

Parabens are one of the most widely utilized and mildest preservatives in any cosmetic formula. Despite a moderate amount of negative publicity, recent scientific studies have proven that there is no link whatsoever to any adverse reactions when food grade parabens are used as directed in cosmetic products. The creators of LiLash are highly trained chemical and cosmetic specialists dedicated to your safety first.

Q: Why do other eyelash conditioners use salt in their product but LiLash doesn’t?

Think of your hair after a day at the beach. Sodium chloride (salt) is very damaging to hair. But most eyelash conditioners were originally formulated as eye drops. Then other companies put the formula in a cosmetic base and started using them on eyelashes. This method doesn’t promote healthy conditioned hair; it contributes to dry brittle hair, frequent breakage, and irritated eyes. It’s simply counterproductive as an eyelash conditioning agent. We removed the salt and added unique botanical extracts and vitamins to nurture and support the growth of strong and long eyelashes.

Q: How is LiLash applied?

LiLash Purified Eyelash Stimulator is applied similar to eyeliner, along the base of the lashes. After application, allow the product to dry for several minutes. Once dry, apply your normal mascara—that is, until you don’t need it any more! LiLash’s unique formula means you can use it morning or night, according to your specific beauty regimen. That this doesn’t interfere with your regular mascara and eye makeup is just one more thoughtful benefit that puts LiLash above the rest. See the instruction sheet accompanying your product for more detailed application instructions.

Q: How long will it take to start seeing results with LiLash?

Often, eyelashes begin to change in as little as two weeks. Watch as your lashes become lustrous, thick, and full over time. Most women report needing less and less mascara over time to achieve the same sexy look! At 4-6 weeks, your eyes will really start to pop!

Q: Since LiLash works so well on the eyelashes can I use it to make my eyebrows appear thicker and fuller?

While LiLash was specifically formulated for eyelashes, many women have had successful results using LiLash on their brows.

Q: Can I wear eyelash extensions while using LiLash?

Great news for eyelash extension wearers. We know you love the look but hate the breakage. We receive constant feedback from extension wearers who tell us that as Lilash thickens and strengthens their lashes they experience less natural lash breakage and greater extension support.

Q: Will LiLash irritate my eyes?

LiLash was formulated to be non-irritating to your eyes from the start. Hundreds of our customers have told us that LiLash was much easier on their eyes than similar lash conditioning products. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please make sure to apply Lilash to the skin of the eyelid and not the eyelashes themselves. Reports of irritation have occurred simply due to incorrect application. Some people, however, may have more sensitive eyes than others. If you experience irritation, reduce the use of LiLash. If irritation persists, discontinue using the product completely.

Some people experience skin discoloration at the base of the eyelid. If you find that this occurs and it bothers you, discontinue the use of LiLash. Any darkening or discoloration that occurs is reversible.

Q: Can I be allergic to LiLash?

As with any cosmetic product, some people may experience an allergic reaction to one or more of its components. If you know you are allergic to an ingredient in LiLash, please do not use this product. If you think you are having an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the product and consult your physician immediately.

Q: How long will a tube of LiLash last?

Application instructions advise you to use LiLash for 6-10 weeks for maximum results. But due to its intensely concentrated formula, LiLash continues to stimulate and condition, giving you the appearance of longer eyelashes, for up to 6 months. A tube of LiLash should last about 5 to 6 months if used once daily. After the full desired effect of LiLash is achieved we recommend maintainance application of 2 to 3 times/week.

Q: Has LiLash been tested on animals?

LiLash has never been tested on animals.

Q: What am I guaranteed with LiLash?

LiLash guarantees results! After extensive clinical testing and many satisfied customers, we know LiLash is a potent stimulator, conditioner and lash enhancing product. We are so confident that you will be pleased with the results that we offer a 90-day, money-back guarantee. If you don’t agree that LiLash is the fastest-acting and least irritating cosmeceutical eyelash stimulator and conditioner on the market, we will return 100% of your purchase price. Please see our legal notice for more information.


So there you go!!! I found something that actually works. I know it seems a bit steep in terms of pricing ($140). But honestly, I've found that I don't have to put nearly as much mascara on anymore. So it saves me time and money in that department. And honestly, when you find something that actually lives up to its claims, that's pretty freakin' priceless!!!

You can get this product here at www.lilash.com
And right now, they are having this promotion of FREE SHIPPING!
Just enter the code: FREESHIP when you check out.


Hope that helps you all out there in the search of eyelash growth serums. Feel free to ask me any questions if you've got 'em. Happy Thursday to all! And have a wonderful weekend!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I have been guilty. I am not dead! I just have been lurking around. So much to do, so all I can do is look at all you guys' blogs while I'm taking a "mini-break" from studying, lol. But fret not! I am going to blog something useful (for once, haha) to all you ladies who DESIRE LONG, LUSCIOUS LASHES. I really can't believe no one has done a review on this serum treatment. Seriously, it's AMAZING!!!!! But I won't be able to do that until some time near the end of this week.



I'm at school right now trying to cram for a "pop quiz" I have in an hour (but I just have that *gut* feeling the prof is going to spring one on my class since there's only 2 weeks left of classes!) So just wanted to let y'all know I'm still alive and well! =]