Monday, August 23, 2010

123 Days of Summer

Those who know me on a personal level know that I'm a person that likes to stay motivated. I set goals and pursue them like an animal. As an optimist I believe that everything is achievable by creating lists, staying organized, and keeping a clean work space.

One of the most important things that I have been pursing is my education. I have been going to school non-stop for the last eight years. Yes, you read that statement correctly. These past eight years have been both a blessing and curse.

This summer was the first 123 days that I had all to myself. During this time, I had days of crazy wild fun, and moments of reflection where I asked myself hard questions.  In these 123 days I learnt 10 very valuable lessons that deserve to be shared. =)  

1. Promptness shows respect.

2.  Always, always, always trust your gut instinct. This instinct can save you a lot of grief.

3. Unrequited love is not only foolish, it is also creepy and stalkerish.

4. Knowing how to cook is one of the most invaluable skills you can have.

5. You should know within the first fifteen five minutes of meeting a guy if there is a connection, if not, take it for what it is worth and move on.

6. Eating greasy foods is like cheating on one's boyfriend. You’re usually tipsy, it feels great in the moment, but you regret it instantly.

7. Karma exist. When she comes around be prepared for a round of hurting. 

8. When it comes to relationships don't always let logic and reasoning rule your life. It is acceptable to succumb to your emotions and hormones. Before proceeding to doing what "feels right" foreshadow the consequences, and then you won't have any regrets.

9. You eat the seeds you sow.  If you don’t like something about your situation, change it. Don't wallow in self pity. It’s much easier than you think, and very satisfying.

10. Never take your parents, siblings, and friends for granted. Appreciate the people in your life because they could slip away at any moment.

I'm sorry that I don't have anything revolutionary to say. However, I can tell you that life is short but it is good. When approaching any situation remember: clear eyes, full hearts; can't lose now! :)

Your friend Much love,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Monday, August 16, 2010

Review E.L.F. Cosmetics: Mineral Blush in Rose

Photo 1. Front of the box

Photo 2. Back of the box
Photo 3. Front of the compact

* Costs $5.00 USD
* Highly pigmented
* Loose lightweight powder
* Goes on smoothly
* Acheive a natural, healthy, glowly look
* Easy to remove
* Lasts for at least eight hours
* Product appears darker in real life than in the photos on E.L.F.

Bottom Line: Buy the blush when there's a 50% discount code otherwise I'd stick to their Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder.

Final Grade: B-

E.L.F. Cosmetics: Mineral Eyeshadow Primer

Photo 1. The package and product.

Photo 2. Close-up of the applicator.

Photo 3. The primer on my hand.

Photo 4. Product blended in.

*Costs $3.00 USD
* Is rich and creamy, but not greasy
* Scentless
* Goes on smoothly
* Sheer- blends in easily with my natural skin color
* Crease resistant
* Lasts for at least eight hours

Makeup gurus on YT, like xteener, claim that in terms of quality Urban Decay Primer Potion is comparable to the E.L.F. primer.

Bottom Line: Best primer on the market. It is affordable and effective.

Final Grade: A

Review of L'Oreal Paris Face Wash Go 360° Clean

L'Oreal Paris released their new and affordable skincare face wash named Go 360° Clean. There are four types of cleansers, and they are: Deep Facial Cleanser, Deep Facial Lotion Cleanser for Sensitive Skin, Deep Cream Cleanser, and Deep Exfoliating Scrub.

I was sent a 30mL of the Deep Exfoliating Scrub (as shown in the photo). The scrub smells great; fruity like peach and apricot. The gentle and fine beads are made from apricot seed powder and salicylic acid. These beads give a nice thorough facial exfoliation, and it is safe for everyday use. The cleanser has a shelf-life of 12 months.

Bottom Line: Worth purchasing if it is on sale. IMO, there is nothing too amazing or memorable about this product.

Grade: B-


Friday, August 13, 2010

I Have Been Amused By...

1.) Researching CO2 Laser and IntraCell Procedures
*Yes, I did a consult. Price and pain are non-issue but it's the risk of hypopigmentation is what scares me... :\

2.) Writing a Review For Glow Magazine Reader Testing Panel

3.) Playing With My Chapman's Truck

4.) Reading My Free Magazines

5.) More Readings...


I know that's it has been awhile since I last posted. =( I apologize.

Monday, August 2, 2010

✖ Inspired by Love - Artworks ✖

Sunday, August 1, 2010

June and July Favorites - Best Face and Body Products

This is my 19th/20th month post isotretinoin (aka Accutane/Clarus) skin care cleansing and moisturizing routine. I'm quite happy with my routine at the moment. My face is clear of acne, black heads and oily spots.

*All the face products.

*Day time before make-up. Lancome face cleanser, Blistex lip-chap with SPF 15,  Aveeno Baby Sunblock with SPF 55, Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford: Eye Creame Treatment. All the products are gentle and hydrating for the skin.

*Night time routine. Lancome face cleanser, DDF: Ultra-Rich Moisturizing Cream, Cindy Crawford: Eye Creame Treatment, and Lacome night cream.

 * Occasional use/ clarifying products. I use these two products once or twice a week. St. Ives Timeless Skin: Apricot Scrub - Renew & Firm, and Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Astringent.

 *Makeup - from left to right


 - E.L.F. Mineral Eye Primer (not in photo)
  * Irresistibly Ivy (#90)
  * Pink Persuasion (#80)
  * Give Me Gold (#05)
  * Sapphire Siren (#20)
*Lips (Rediscovered old products)
- Maybelline Lip color
- L'Oreal  Lip color 
- Bonne Bell Lip gloss 
 *Swatches of the lip colors (Photo to be posted)

*I am super happy with clear and healthy skin.

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