Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Just thought i'd wish all my followers a Happy Halloween! Thank you lovelies for taking the time to follow my blog i really appreciate it =) .Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween! Any plans? What costumes are you going to be wearing?!? I'd love to hear from you =)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award!

I was awarded by the gorgeous Natalie aka "Natty". Thanks so much sweetness! =)

To accept this award do the following:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated.
7. Leave a comment to each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Now on to the 7 things about myself that hopefully people will find interesting lol
1) I was born in New York and grew up in Europe (Romania to be more exact) till 2001. I now live in Chicago and i sometimes wish i was back on Long Island with my friends and the family i have there.
2) I'm lefty lol this is a sort of a big issue in my family because we don't have any close living relatives that are lefties so everyone sort of picks on me on that fact ALL the time lol they think it's weird, i think its normal. My mom tried for years to make me use my right hand when i was in elementary school but it didn't work out haha
3) I'm super excited to tell everyone that i share my birthday with Britney Spears! haha December 2nd is the day i wish myself and her a happy birthday lol i've loved her for like ever lol i recently went to her concert and it was the best night of my life
4) I HATE pineapples lol i cannot stress it enough when people ask me questions about this issue of mine lol i've never liked the smell, the taste...even the way it looks lol i usually tell people im allergic to it so they would take me seriously lol
5) My favorite movie of all time is and forever will be Across the Universe. Nothing will ever top it bc nothing so far has lol i have a poster of the movie in my room, the dvd, a copy of the movie on my computer and ipod and the soundtrack in my car lol obsessed much?
6) I love to bake. Baking makes me feel accomplished and complete. Not so much that i get to eat sweet goodies but because i see everyone loving the cakes and cookies and it makes me happy
7) I collect makeup lol it is my love, passion and obsession. I don't feel i ever have enough of it lol i've been wearing it and "collecting" it since i was 12 when i wore smudged eyeliner around the shape of my eyes and shimmery eyeshadow. wasn't i just the coolest chick lol

Now it's my turn to nominate...
(also check and follow these amazing ladies!)
1) MakeupbyMel
2) Tiff
3) Chloe
4) ShimmerKisser
5) Tracey
6) Natasha Marie
7) MelForMakeup

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Review and My New Bedtime Regimen!


For the past week i tried out this new nightly regimen that requires only two products. A cleanser and a toner! It works for me so well! I have extremely oily skin and there isn't anything that really works for me so i don't have to wake up with an oily forehead and nose. Up until now i would cleanse my face with Cetaphil and it was good for the time i used it but didn't purchase it again. Instead i got Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. I love it! I wouldn't exactly call it a foam though lol it feels like its a cream that i massage on my face after i wet it a bit and it removes the oil, dirt and my foundation! I am absolutely fascinating by the idea of this being a cleanser AND a make-up remover lol After i wash my face with it my skin feels fresh and is very soft. After i pat my face dry i use a toner. I really love the Olay refreshing toner. It's good for all skin types and isn't harsh on my face at all. So i've been doing this every night religiously for the past week and i noticed i dont wake up with an oily forehead anymore! My skin feels extremely soft and i feel that even my pores got smaller and i have clear skin. I'm very happy i finally found something that im satisfied with. I always hear great things about Neutrogena and how well it works to minimize pores and really help clear out the skin. It really works! I purchased the cleanser at Walgreens for $7.29. If im not mistaken i think it's on sale this week for about $5.99 so i have to go get some more lol. The toner i've had for a while but haven't really used much of it till recently then appareantly everyone else in the house did too haha! I also got it at Walgreens for only $3.59! It's my favorite toner of all time.
So that's my review and new bedtime regimen that im loving at the moment =)

FOTD - Flirty Gunmetal

I tried experimenting today with the eye shadows i got from Ulta. I love the pigmentation in
them, i just don't like the fact that they're so powdery! I get a lot of fall-out from them so i have to be careful patting it on the lid. Either way the color pay-off is great so im happy with that lol. The pictures of the look came out soo bad because my bathroom light is so stupid and i didnt realize they were yellow till i uploaded them haha! I think the look is pretty clear though =). And please excuse my short eyelashes =/ ..i have to go buy new falsies but haven't had the time ahh! You can add lashes of course to give the look a more dramatic feel to it. =) Enjoy!

Revlon Colorstay foundation - 220 Medium Beige
NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder - 741 Translucent
Jane Blush - Blushing Orchid

Shimmery Black from 120 pallette
Ulta e/s - Flirty
Ulta e/s - Gunmetal
MAC Vanilla (highlight and outer corner)
L'oreal eye pencil
L'oreal Voluminous mascara

NARS in Turkish Delight


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

COACH - Fall Handbag Trend

For me, summer was all about big hobo bags. I was absolutely obsessed with those because it was easy to carry around and fit just about anything and everything in it lol. Now that fall is here, big hobo bags don't fit my fancy anymore for some reason lol. Im looking for a smaller more sturdy and of season. I was looking through my handbags and i found my Coach one that i got for my birthday last year and fell in love all over again with it... so i figured i will postpone getting a new handbag just yet. Maybe for my birthday ill ask for one =)! ...Until then im hooked on wearing this one which was in season last year but since i didn't really use it im going to use it now. It's a gorgeous Coach Signature Fall Patchwork Carly (2008). I went to the Coach website to see the trend for this year and they're a bit different and i have a few that i set my eyes on. When it comes to handbags im not always looking for specific designer names but Coach has always had my heart no joke. I have a few things from them and i love their way of making they're handbags vary to fit anyones taste when it comes to color, size, texture and even price. I absolutely love it. Here are only a few of the ones that really caught my eye from the new arrivals on their website. Im in love with the warm colors that they came out with. They fit the season so perfectly. The colors are dark yet fun and not too dull. A lot of leather and metallic colors which is definitely the trend right now lol

(L to R) Metallic Ocelot Audrey $398 , Signature Sateen Lurex $268 , Annie - $798

They are so simple yet so gorgeous i love them
I should add just any Coach handbag to my wish list... any would make me happy lol
So here's my Coach handbag at the moment =)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HAUL - Ulta

I've had these things for a few days now when i went to Ulta and got some good deals (including a coupon). I didn't get around to make a post about it but here it is now.
Ulta products were on special deal of buy 3 get 3 free. I got 3 eyeshadows for myself and my mom got one for herself which i won't include because she has it with her. I also got two body lotions/creams that i'm really loving. I will probably do a review on them and talk about them in more detail in another post. In the picture you're going to see only one because the other one wasn't working and i had to return it and i dont know why i didnt include it in the picture. One is Strawberry and the other is Cupcake. I also purchased things from L'oreal and NYX. I was not too sure if i should spend money on NYX since i can order them from CherryCulture so much cheaper but my mom really wanted the green trio right then and there so i went ahead and picked up another trio for the buy1get1 deal. From L'oreal i needed a new mascara so i got the famous Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black and the Extra-Intense eyeliner in black which im really loving right now. That's about it. I'm happy with my haul. Enjoy pictures and swatches =)

Ulta (e/s & Smoothies Lotion) , L'oreal, NYX

NYX Trio - Spring Leaf/Lime Green/Green Tea

NYX Trio - Cherry/Cool Blue/Hot Pink

ULTA eyeshadow
L to R: Flirty, Mosaic, Gunmetal

L'oreal Voluminous Original Mascara is Blackest Black

L'oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in Black

Beauty 101 - Allure Magazine

Smoky Eye according to Allure Magazine
Cheat Sheet

1) Line your upper and lower lashes with a creamy black pencil. For your top lid, lift the skin at the outer corner up and out slightly, then use short strokes to draw right on the lash line from the outside in. Trace your bottom lid, wiggling the pencil between the lashes. Blur all lines by gently rubbing them with a cotton swab.

2) Fold a tissue and hold it under your eye. Dip a small eye-shadow brush in shimmery gray shadow; tap the handle to get rid of excess.

3) Starting at the outer corner of your eye, brush the shadow inward with quick flicks. Concentrate the color close to the lash line, then use the brush to blend the shadow up to the crease.

4) Fade the shadow outward by dusting what's left on your brush from your crease to your brow bone. Stipple the brush over any edges of shadow to blend them. Dip the brush back in the shadow and work in into the crease. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.

5) Clean off any stray bits of shadow under your eyes with makeup remover, then step back from the mirror to examine your work. If the shadow looks too dark, brush over it with a translucent powder.

Stipple the brush over any edges of shadow to blend them.

Thank you Allure <3>

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash!

I finally got my hands on this. I've been wanting it for a while now but kept delaying the purchase till now. I actually got it at Walmart. It's usually around $4.99 i want to say in drug stores and i found it for a little over $3 and the bottle is so much bigger!!! Talk about good bargain right! I also got some exfoliating gloves which work really well i love them. Those were around $3 too. The Caress is my HG of the week. It's a body wash AND an exfoliator. You can see the little grains in the sheer bronzy content which are not at all harsh on the skin. They make the skin feel warm and leaves it soft and clean. The smell is very feminine and almost like vanilla - "Burnt Brown Sugar and Karite Butter (aka Shea Butter)". Unlike other exfoliators, which are recommended to be used once a week or so, this is safe and gentle enough to be used everyday! I absolotely love the idea of having soft skin without being bothered by the granules or worried that it would leave my skin irritated. This two-in-one body wash and exfoliator really left my skin silky smooth all day. I highly recommended and i will definetly buy it again in the future when i finish it

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wish List - Kim Kardashian Perfume

I decided to make some entries about different products i come across and want to have them. Since i'm a little tight with money to spend on make-up too often - though i wish i could trust me - i will make a wish list. If i do get to buy the product, or get it as a gift (birthday, Christmas. etc) i will make a review and take it off my list =) . Sooooooo lets get this list started!...

OH....MY.... GOSH!!!
Kim Kardashian finally reveled the bottle of her perfume which im soooooo excited to get! I love Kim and i think it's great she's coming out with her own fragrance. Her taste in fashion, makeup and hair is always amazing and she influences a lot of people with her style. I have no doubt that it's going to smell amazing.
The perfume is said to be released by February next year. Can we say Valentines Day present?
According to a website "the final scent will include notes of jasmine, tuberose, gardenia as well as tonka bean, jacaranda wood and sandalwood, priced from $32 to $65 per bottle."

Isn't that the cutest bottle ever or what?! Love the pink <3