Friday, April 24, 2009

Bye Bye Lightscapade!

OK, here it is. Lightscapade. Purchased - who
knows when. I blame makeupalley for this
purchase. They were getting so worked up over
this product and its really.. quite boring in my
opinion. I've used it..3 times - maybe.

Well, I found a home for it. Beautyjunky86 is
getting this. I have several other products that
I like HAVING but I don't use, I take them out,
look at them.. never use them, but would never
get rid of them.

What about you ? any items you have that
you don't use, but can't bear to part with ?
Its like a mental disorder or something :D


Head table! (mint cream dark chocolates in the middle. =D)

Table 2 (chocolate covered pretzels in the middle)

Table 3 (dark chocolate covered macadamia nuts in the middle)

PARTY TIME drinks and salad and M.

Caprise picks! (Mozarella balls, baby tomatoes and basil leaf)

C's salad! (spinach, 3 cheese tortellini, sun dried tomatoes, parmesean cheese, and Greek Olive dressing)

Fresh and Easy mini pizzas (3 cheese with tomatoes and basil)

Mini cheesecakes! Homemade- (with mini Nillas)

Brownie cookies with walnuts and jumbo chocolate chunk cookies.


Blood Orange Organics Italian Soda!

Lipglosses I am loving right now

Juicy Tube- Lancome (Spring Fling)
I love this, nice and sheer, great fruity flavor.

CG Wetslicks- (Fig Splash)
This is REALLY nice, I think next to the GOSH cool lip jams, this one I love the most. Its a nice nude - silverish color, and I would SO SO repurchase this. I love it. Being CoverGirl, you
know the price is right. I've blogged on this before
but I just really love it. It has a 'chocolate' taste
which is not my favorite, but its tolerable.

Vegas- LUSH!

DADDY-O SHAMPOO - (cuts "yellow" in the hair, for colored hair, purple tone eliminates brassiness). This stuff is INKY INKY purple, and scary. I mixed it with regular shampoo the first time. I used it straight the 2nd time, it works. I have highlighted hair, and while I don't think I get 'brassy' I think I get a little fading..which I think is oxidation, and this perks it up. The smell is off putting. Someone told me its violet ( so does the LUSH website ), if that smell is violet, no thanks. It really smells like hair dye to me. The small bottle was $8.75 and its 3.3 ounces. I wash my hair 2x a week, I wouldn't use this both times, so it will probably last a while, I am not sure this is a re-purchase yet.

COOLAULIN CONDITIONER- (creamed coconut and lemon to help dry hair)
Why you would put lemon juice in something that is supposed to be conditioning/moisturizing, I do not know. I am a sucker for almost anything that smells like coconut, and this has a great scent, not the fake sugary coconut, but real. As far as being moisturizing, to me its not. It feels like nothing. HOWEVER, I know it does something because my hair is dirty and gross within 2 days. VERY similar to how your hair would be if you washed it with a bar of soap. Not that I've done this recently, but when I was younger I tried it a few times. This is not a re-purchase. I wish it was a body wash, I love the scent.

Bubble bars- (Cream Candy)
I buy these all the time, they are awesome. They smell similar to the RockStar soap. One bar is $6.65 so its not cheap, however you can just break off pieces of this for the bath and it can last quite a while. I used to buy LUSH by mail because no stores are local, I still have my last box, and it was 2005, and I just used all my stuff up. While I don't recommend letting it all get that old, it does last a while. These are NOT moisturizing. They are vanilla-y, sugar-y scented which I like. They do make lots of great bubbles.
I did also buy a MMM melting marshmellow moment bath melt, no picture available as I already mutilated it. I never use anything as a single use, the LUSH products are too big / expensive to do that. I've never used a bath melt, this one looks like a giant pink cupcake. It says its moisurizing, I will say its slightly so. I am not sure this is a re-purchase. The website is showing a ' You've been Mango'd' bath melt that actually looks better, I didn't see that one :( The Marshmellow one is $ 7.95 and the mango is $5.85...
Since LUSH is so ridiculously priced, I really try to curb what I buy. I usually always just buy Creamy Candy bubble bars and RockStar soap, but I passed on the soap this time, I still have part of a bar left right now. I have never ventured into the shampoo/conditioner realm with them. I always look at the shampoo bars but I will not purchase, I am a semi-freak about what I put in my hair, and they are not that appealing.
I am going back to Vegas in July, I'll probably get a RockStar soap then, maybe that Mango thing, I hate paying for shipping, so I'll just wait until I'm there :D

Swap from Ireland with Beautyjunky86

Miss Sporty nail polish- 60 seconds (Metal Shine)

This polish is awesome. The coverage is phenomenal, it lasted about 2 days with no chips which is pretty good in my opinion. I am very interested to know if there are more of these because I TOTALLY love this.

Lancome Caresse Moisturizing Silky Touch Lotion.

I keep meaning to see if Lancome sells this here, because if so, I am interested. This stuff is NICE.

Elle Macpherson bath soak- SELF

I haven't tried this yet, and I've NEVER seen anything Elle MacPherson out here except underwear.

Shiseido Pureness matifying moisturizer

I stay away from Shiseido.. I have several brands I never try as my way of trying to save money..but of course, I'm interested.. :D

Clinique Turnaround Concentrate- Skin Renewer

Already using this. This is really good, I think it has improved the texture of my skin, it basically does it in the first use. Its nice, not too strong, stinky or burning. :D

Natural Collection blush- Rosey Glow

This product is very interesting to me. I kind of want to just stick a pin in it to see what it is. It feels hard / powdery but yet it is creamy. I looked at the Natural Collection website and at the SuperDrug website, this stuff is really inexpensive but you would not know based on the quality. The color pay off is good, and as I said, the texture is phenomenal.

No.7 eyeshadow palette- Stay Perfect (Romantic)

These No7 e/s are nice. They are NOT shimmery, not overly matte and dull either. The colors are true, and easy to blend. I have never tried these before and they are very nice !

No.7 eyeshadow palette- Stay Perfect (Cappuccino)

You can see I've used this one. The top color is a great wash, actually they all could be.

Jennifer Lopez perfume- Deseo

YvesSaintLauren perfume- Elle

I have not tried these yet. I am a total JLo fan and while I probably would not purchase a celebrity perfume ( except I've been wanting one of Britney Spears perfumes, go figure ) its great to get samples.

Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer

I love this. This is perfect for travel. Its also semi unisex, so I share with Mike when we go to Vegas.

GOSH cool lip jam #106

I am totally obsessed with the GOSH cool lip jams. I wish they sold them here, I'd have all of them. The consistency is sticky like a Lancome juicy tube, but whatever. They are 'cooling' and I feel they are so creamy /nice / moisturizing that I carry the 2 I have in my purse at all times. PLUS, its nice to have these after seeing all the fuss about them on YouTube. :D

Barry M dazzle dust #39

Dazzledusts are dope. That's all I know. This one is a nice nude-ish / rosey powder with shimmer. These are really nice, and if these were sold in the US I'd have all of these too. The Barry M website shows all the colors, and its quite an amazing offering. These to me are softer and easier to use than MAC pigments.

Lancome Juicy Tube- Barbe a Papa

I love juicy tubes, and I love this color and I love beautyjunky86 for sending all this great stuff to me :D

Barry M lip paint #132

This picture doesn't do this lipstick justice. I think the actual color is called pinkie gold sparkle and that is exactly what it is. Its like a rose gold. And this has moved itself into HG status for me, and I love LOVE LOVE it. Again, if they sold Barry M here, all lip paints would be MINE !

** I have a bad feeling I am missing something. I drug all this stuff out to Vegas with me, I didn't want to part with it, I had just gotten it the day before, so when I put it away, its all over the place...

OH YES !! I got a cute little GOSH make up bag, purse size, so perfect. I have it in my purse too, rather than letting everything rattle around in my bag to never be found, I've decided to organize and the fact that it says GOSH on it, makes it so exotic, to me !!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Q & A - tag from Magpie Sparkles

1. What is your current fashion obsession ? everything. Scarves around the neck, corkbottom shoes - wedges or otherwise, gigantic gaudy cocktail rings worn during the day, tissue weight Tshirts that are LONG enough for me.

2.What are you wearing today ? sadly, I am not dressed. My usual stay at home out fit is a tank top and yoga pants, so thats it for now. BUT I would not go in public with this on.

3. Hair ? Dirty. Washed on Thursday, and needs to be redone. I do need a color, the gray is busting out.. again.

4. Do you nap a lot ? Never. It actually makes me physically ill. Unless I'm already sick, no naps.

5. Why is today so special ? Great weather. Getting the baby a bigger car seat, maybe some new undies from Victoria's secret OR GAP body. And searching for my mothers day gift - the pink faced rolex. YES !

6. What would you like to learn to do ? Be a better cook. I'm working on it.

7. What's for dinner today ? Not sure, but I think its left over pasta from Maggiano's.

8. What are you listening to right now ? Right this minute, Little Bill on Noggin, music wise - The Commodores. My Lionel Richie obsession continues. AND if you question this, listen to their 'OH NO' song, and tell me you don't love it.

9. What is your favorite weather ? Mid 80's and a slight breeze. I do like the 110 degree Vegas weather, but its not my favorite, its 2nd.

10. What's the last thing you bought ? Some OPI polish that kinda looks like MAC's peppermint patti and some ABBA conditioner that I love. I used all my other one up ! its a repurchase.

11. What are your essentials when travelling ? my 3 hairbrushes ( yes 3 ), straightening iron, Kiehls silk straightener, Aveda shampoo/conditioner, body oil, Neutrogena oil free acne wash, and make up depends on A. where I'm going and B. if I'm flying there. The flying part determines what I bring and don't care if NTS fucks it up like they did several years ago when I went to Florida and they caused my supersolano hair dryer to squeal and blow out black pellets. Assholes.

12. What's your style ? who knows. Even when I was young and actually STYLISH I couldn't define a style. I wear flip flops almost 365 days a year. I don't wear shorts above the knee and my favorite colors to wear are white and grey. I'd say that's boring :D Thats my style. Boring.

13. What is your most challenging goal right now ? uhh, getting my act together in general has proved challenging all my life. I'll stick with that one.

14. What do you think of the person that tagged you ? She did not 'tag' me out right, its an 'open' tag, but I do love Emma. <3

15. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be ? oh my. I think Pelican Hill Newport beach, on the golf course with an insane ocean view. I really do love it there.

16. Favorite vacation spot ? Since I don't really 'vacation' and don't truly go anywhere, I will say its Hawaii while never having been there with local beaches being 2nd.

17. Name the things you can not live without ? My kids, Mike, my family, caffeine, sugar, lipbalm, sunscreen and television.

18. How was your childhood ? Overall, good. Teenage years, good. I loved high school and what not.

19. What would you like to have in your hands right now ? ohh many things come to mind, I'll just go with the keys to my Bentley Coupe that I don't have..yet.

20. What would you like to get rid of ? the ex. And Obama.

21. What are you most excited for ? the prospect of getting my rolex and going back to Vegas over the 4th of July weekend and getting a cabana by the pool - YES !

22. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go and what would you do ? Hmm, go to England and shop at Superdrug with Emma and Lollipop26 OR play golf in Hawaii ? ummm, go to Jamaica with my sister and get as drunk as possible in 60 minutes.

23. What countries have you visited ? once I stop laughing, I can only say Canada. Sadly, and its not like its even another country - TECHNICALLY. :( ps. But I do love Vancouver..and Whistler.

24. What scares you ? Liberals, fire and tidal waves.