Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Clothing Haul + FOTD

I'm going to be going on vacation soon so I thought to go do a little shopping and browsing around. I knew what I wanted so I was pretty much going around in the stores looking for the stuff that I saw online.

When it comes to shopping in person, I like to have a "plan". Yea... I know I'm weird.
I mean, what kind of girl actually searches online and just goes pick things up.
Aren't girls the type that browse around and just pick things up as they go?
Well, I'm so darn different. I would always search online first and see what I like, and pretty much hope they have it in stores. If they don't then it's just not my luck, or if I really want the item I would then order it online. Seems like a long process, no? I mean, I also browse when I'm there. I just need a reason to go in first and then whatever happen happens. =]

I forgot how good it feels to just shop around in a store. I've been shopping online, and I just love how convenient it is when it gets to be delivered to your door. But the only painful thing is the shipping fee, so I try to buy to a certain price and get free shipping... yayyy!

I went to Charlotte Russe, Express, American Eagle (but they didn't have what I wanted =[), and Forever 21. I need to get me some sexy shoes next.

Charlotte Russe

I got two loose fitting tank, they were pretty cheap so I was like "why not?"
green, light pink

Express

I wanted to get a bigger clutch/wristlet and I guess Express was the way to go. Plus they have really nice colors that aren't so bright. I mean I wanted something more tone down and something that would fit a candlelight-dinner-kinda-thing.

...and I found this! I thought it was perfect. The color was on the silver/chrome-ish side, absolutely beautiful.


The size was decent too! I can fit my wallet, phone, camera, maybe a lipgloss and some matifying powder also!

Forever21

I love this store! Everything is so affordable and the quality of the clothing and accessories aren't bad either. No wonder so many ladies come here to shop. Not to mention they have tons of styles. Mix and match and you'll have your outfit set out for you.

I got two earrings and a ring. So pretty, I can't wait to wear them. The earrings actually fits perfectly with the dresses that I bought. Man, I'm good =]

Tell me that's not love. Totally in love with this ring now, I love how its so flowery and viney and everything. The way it wraps around the finger is so classy also.

Yet another loose fitting tank, I love these. They're so comfy and easy to pair with jeans, shorts, skirts, or whatever. Throw a tube bandeau or a spaghetti cami underneath and you're so ready to head out.

This top was a must get, I saw it and was like "it's sooo cute, I have to have it!" and I did get it!!! I love how it has all those makeup on it and also candy. Remind me of high school ahahaha

A regular button down shirt, it's actually long sleeve and it would go great with a tank top or a tshirt, especially when the a/c is like blasting from all corners. It gives a very casual and chic look when you pair it with shorts. Throw on some nice accessories, a straw fedora, and sunglasses and you'll have yourself a comfy get sophisticated outfit for a late brunch.

Black dress with roses around the neckline. Reminds me of a flower girl dress but it's just so cute on me, so I have to get it.

Look how pretty the flowers are, there are like a couple of flowers in the back also to complete the whole neckline!

Finally, the last item I got. This dress is so screaming classy, elegant, and sexy. I love how it's just a one-sided shoulder strap and it's not a thin measly little strap, it's pretty thick. Fits perfectly on me with a snuggly feeling. Pair this with either of the earrings I have and a sexy pair of shoes with it, nearly every man will be ogling you... xD

F`O`T`D



Both pictures were taken with natural lighting, washes me out so bad. Maybe it's my camera cause you can barely see my eye makeup and cheek color. I think I'm going to steal my boyfriend's Nikon DSLR and snap pictures instead. That might be able to hide my bags better too hahahaa

I had on Shiseido sunscreen for the face, ELF blush in Mellow Mauve, Revlon's Life's a Peach on the lips. For the eyes, I had on Shroom, Malt, and Satin Taupe all from MAC.

I need me a new mascara, think I'll try the Cover Girl's lash blast... I know I'm like so behind but I really liked my Maybellines. I'll definitely do a review on it to compare it to my Maybellines.

<3Elle

Thursday, July 15, 2010

MAC Haul + Alice & Olivia

Yay for my first massive MAC haul. I wasn't really expecting to get this much but it was tempting. I first saw their Alice&Olivia limited edition products, I held back on getting the pigments because I figured I wouldn't have much use for them, even though the colors were just gorgeous. So, I just got a couple of lipsticks, e/s pans, and two dazzleglasses... so excited about this!

I took a break from makeup shopping and I was doing really well.... until now. And I have another purchase order coming soon. *sigh* I need to cut it, but it's a great hobby. I love collecting makeup and all, I don't even mind doing other people's makeup. It can put some of my things into use...

Here's the haul, the pictures are taken with indoor lighting so it probably throw the color off just a tad bit.

Doesn't seem much at all, I put them all into place and it looked like I didn't get anything at all

Got myself a refillable quad because it would be great for going on vacations. Especially when I'm starting to build my natural look with the MAC e/s





I'm pretty satisfied with these lipsticks that I've gotten.
Viva Glam Gaga is a barbie pink kind of color, I like how it's really buildable. But the more you build the color the more brighter the color pink will show.
Angel is my love. Absolutely love this color, now I understand why so many people had raved about this product in the past. It's such a wearable pink color, goes with any eye look and outfit.
Blankety is a shade darker than Creme D' Nude, both are nude colors. I like Blankety more than Creme D'Nude because it doesn't make me look as dead. Creme D'Nude is similar to Revlon's Nude Attitude but more creamier (if ya know what I mean).

I like how the packaging of Alice&Olivia looks but the quality of the packaging is so cheap. I expected the dazzleglass to be imprinted with Alice&Olivia on it to make it look more outstanding but it looks just like a regular dazzleglass. I also didn't like how the cover for Alice&Olivia to be just a paper sleeve... C'mon MAC, I thought you could do better!


But, the color does pay off. I.Want.Candy is a bright yellow, you would think that it would be a hard color to pull off but by itself makes your lips stands out. If you smooth out the color, it's really wearable with just some yellow glitters shimmering away on your lips. If It's Pink... is so hot, and I mean hot pink! Bright as ever, this color make your lips call for attention.






I love any color that gives the eye the natural look, anything brown, beige, taupe, white, black... love them all. I always thought I could just live with eyeliner and mascara but whenever I look into the mirror I would see the "nakedness" on my eyelids. Big problem!

Not to mention my eyelids are oily too. They tend to crease throughout the day and you would see the strand of oily build-up... EW! So ever since I took notice and found out about it I started wearing e/s. But even that would make it crease, so then the solution was an e/s primer. Primer works like magic, and I'm not afraid to wear e/s anymore. I can even put on the primer and leave the house but because my eyelids looks slightly darker (don't know why) than the other parts of my face, I tend to use a lighter e/s on my eyes like MAC's Malt or All That Glitters.

So, if you want ungreasy lids and long lasting e/s you're best bet would be any eye primer. That's probably one of my "must haves" and "can't live withouts".

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<3elle