Sunday, January 31, 2010
Another lazy Sunday! What a fun day!
Just for the record, I want to put it out there that in my NEXT lifetime I hope to come back as a Brazilian bizzatch. Hey, ain't nuthin' wrong with that picture, hahhaha.
So after been cooped up in the house for the past 2 days due to the snow, I'm finally OUT and about today! Yay! :)
We didn't go anywhere too cool though, just headed up to Wal-Mart. I've been seeing some beauty bloggers rave about the Hard Candy line that's now carried at Wal-Mart, so I definitely had to check it out! But the eyeshadow that I wanted was the "Rush Hour" one, and it was all sold out. :( Of course! That's the one everyone was raving about, hahaha, just my luck, right?
So I decided to get just a few things out of the line...nothing actually caught my attention too much. And you know, I know it doesn't make it right, but just the fact that it's carried at Wal-Mart made me question the quality of the cosmetics. Maybe I've been shopping at Sephora for far too long that I've become a make-up snob?? Aw geezZz!!! *smh*
I got the Hard Candy Blush Crush in Bombshell (it got really great reviews on makeupalley.com).
The 2nd thing I got from the Hard Candy cosmetics line was the All-Over Highlighter in the Brown Palette. I heard that it's great for a highlighter, albeit all the colors are so closely similar. But hey--it gets the work done!! *grins*
I've never been too good with contouring! But this diagram is supposed to make it easier for me to pin-point exactly where to put the dark and light colors to "contour" my face. Hmm, hope it helps you out, too!
Anyway...I've been DYING FOR A BLUE MASCARA for the longest time! And after some research, I realized that in order to get the colored aspect...I was going to have to give up the quality of the mascara's performance. None of the colored mascaras on makeupalley.com seemed to receive very good reviews. However, with that being said, I did read that the Hard Candy Lengthening Mascara in Peacock (it is a bright blue hue) did get somewhat fine reviews. So when I saw that it was the VERY LAST one of its kind in stock, I snatched that bad baby up!! After seeing "Rush Hour" being sold out, I was not about to let this mascara be one of my regret in not having snatched it up. I'm still iffy about the whole mascara, and will have to test it out for sure!
But see how cute the packaging is?? Hard Candy truly reminds me of Urban Decay's packaging style. Honestly, none of the products are over $10! Although it can seem a bit pricy for a low-end retailer like Wal-Mart, it's soooo worth it! Hard Candy used to be so expensive back when I was only in middle-school, so I never got the chance to purchase any of the items! And now that I'm older, it's kinda bittersweet for me to be able to experience the feeling of owning any Hard Candy products. (Bittersweet in the sense that I'm sure while it is more affordable to buy from them, I'm stillllllllll wondering if the quality has diminished in order to compensate for it's inexpensive status). So yeah, definitely worth it your while to check out:---> http://hardcandy.com/
I also bought a lipstick from Rimmel. This is going to be my 3rd lipstick that I ever gotten from them. For the most part, I'd say I'm a fan of Rimmel lipsticks! The texture is quite creamy (although it's always good to moisturize your lips beforehand) and pigmented. The scent isn't that unpleasant, it's slightly vanilla to the taste.
Whoops, I just realized that I was holding this upside-down! It's supposed to actually read "006 Pink Blush". My bad! :X
Such a pretty shade of pink, ehh? I LOVE PINK LIPSTICKS! A girl can seriously never ever have enough!
Here's how it looks like outside in the natural sun lighting! (Yay! We actually had the sun come out today!)
And here it is swatched on my arm. EWwww, I seriously need a fucking tan. This wintry weather has still got me feelin' the blues. I am pondering whether I have seasonal depression? On a side note, I have a confession about myself. I'm so self-conscious about my hands. The other day I was at work and had to put on latex laboratory gloves, and I noticed! You can see the skeleton bones right through my gloves. It almost looked like I was staring at an x-ray of my hands, I could see the tendons and all! *shudder* I showed my other co-workers and they were sickened at the sight.
I mean, look at this CRAZY ASS THING I can do with my hands. I'm super, super double-jointed! I used to do this in front of my little brother when I was younger and he would cry every single time. *evil grin* I'm sucha cool older sister, huh??
Ooo! Oooo! Look at my earrings I wore today!! It's so multi-colored!! I felt like being a little fruity today, hehehe.
I have a major cold right now because that stupid dumb bitch from one of my older entries (you know? The lazy one that was trying to talk shit about me behind my back. Well, she got me infected with her sick germs!) Anyway, this was me being sickly tired & bored as shit while waiting for the bf while he went inside to the Asian Grocery Mart to get us some food for dinner! We're making that thing where you eat with the meat and veggies wrapped up in that thin rice paper?? I'm not sure what the heck you call it!! You can dip it in either fish sauce or that brown stinky sauce (y'all know what I'm talkin' about, lol).
I can't get myself into those Asian marts! It's so stinky and cramped inside! I'd much rather go into those HUGE supermarkets like H-Mart. It's much brighter and more spacious, so I don't have to feel claustrophobic. But loooooky what he got for me! It's my favorite!! I can't even eat American beef jerky, it just doesn't have that spicy kick to it the way that Vietnamese beef jerky does. These are so good! I can eat up to 2 big bags in one sitting (*oink oink*)
He wouldn't let me take a good pic of him. Awww, ohh wells. Maybe next time! He just went to get his haircut a few days ago. That's actually the reason why we went to Wal-Mart to begin with (well, actually I wanted to go to get some of the Miley Cyrus clothes that she recently paired up with BCBG Max Azria for her clothing line.
I got soooo many cute shirts and leggings for $3 each!!! Hit up your local Wal-Mart ASAP!! I know you're thinking, ugghhh, Miley...that skanky Hannah Montanna hoochie. But her clothes are pretty cute and comfy!!)
Look at my jeans! It's so wrinkly...lol, I think that's the style! I got my scarf in NYC! I want to go back to NYC Chinatown sooooo bad! I love eating dim sum and just trying to bargain with those old lady Chinese street vendors. :)
This stupid GPS system in his Lexus is so freakin' annoying! Every time we're trying to punch in an address or something, it won't let us until the car comes to a complete and full stop. It stinks because most of the time, we're trying to find restaurants in DC that we wanna try out but the dumbass car won't let us if we're driving. I'm like, hel-loooooo???? I'm the passenger so I could fidget with the GPS system while he's driving but noooope, dumb ol' thing!!
AnyHOW, I'm reaaaady for the Spring Gods to bless me with some good sunshine & good breezes.
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