Sunday, January 31, 2010

Some Haul

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except the ones I received as a gift. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile even though it's only been a week!... hehe~ My brother FINALLY took my computer to fix the problem I had since Thanksgiving Day. It's so much faster and better... wheee~ I did learn something while not having my computer for a week, I realized I'm very dependent on my computer *sigh*. I couldn't do much in my room because whenever I was in my room, I looked at an empty space where the computer was... lol~ :X

Do you guys feel that way too? Are you dependent on your computer?

Here are some of the things I bought. I bought these at CVS during their BOGO Free sale.

Monday, January 25, 2010

OPI Nail Polishes

This is another post that is late... lol~ :X End of last year, I bought quite a few OPI nail polishes, mini and regular size. I bought them all over the place, but mostly at Ulta.
I bought this mini-size collection in Tiny Tinsels. It comes in three glittery colors and one RapiDry Topcoat.
The first glittery color is Berried in Gifts.
The second color is Amethyst Twist.
The third is Silver Belles.

I bought another mini-size collection in Senoritas. It comes with three solid colors, no glitters or anything, and one RapiDry Topcoat.
The first color is Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees. I wore this color out and fell in love with it! If you don't like dark black nail polishes, this one is for you. It's a dark gray color but my friend thought it looked black... hehe~
The second color is No Spain No Gain.
The third color is Pink Flamenco.

They both, mini-size collection, carry RapiDry Topcoat. I will do a quick review on this topcoat since I'm using it right now... hehe~
Product Review: RapiDry Topcoat

Where can you purchase this: any stores that sell nail polishes
not too sure

Made in USA

Information on the front: Quick drying protection for your nails

My thoughts: I think I've been spoiled by Seche Vite topcoat!... lol~ This doesn't dry out that quickly as it says, as well as, I'm very impatient waiting for it to dry my nails. It takes about 5-10 minutes after you apply the topcoat for the nails to dry *sigh*. It doesn't also put the shine on my nails as Seche Vite does. :/

* It's a brand I trust.
* It protects a bit.

* Doesn't dry that quickly.
* Doesn't put a shine on the nails.
* Doesn't protect when it's wet.

Would I buy this again? Nope!
Rating: 1/5 Tobey's Paws

Other than the mini-size collection, I bought two full size nail polishes from OPI.
This one is called Merry Midnight. It's such a gorgeous color!!!
The last OPI I'm going to mention is called Shim-Merry Chic. Love it!!! :)
I'm wearing this at the moment (the day I wrote this post). Today, I got a compliment from a stranger about my nail color... wheee~ She wanted to know the name and brand... hehe~

With all these OPI nail polishes, I bought one Orly nail polish... lol~ It feels lonely with these OPI... hehe~
It's called Green with Envy. It'll be a great spring/summer color or at least I think so... hehe~

I'm going to end this post with an earring I bought. I haven't bought one in such a long time. I think it's cute because it's so unique!... hehe~ This student I tutor, a second grader, thought it's ugly. The worst part is she thinks it looks worst on me than by itself... eek~ :/ LOL~
What do you think?

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sephora's December Haul 2010

This is a late post, but I believe it's better now than later... hehe~ :D During December, Sephora gave Beauty Insiders a $15 certificate. I really wanted to get the Urban Decay Book of Shadows II, but a lot of things happened. When the hardship was over, the eyeshadow palette was all sold out... lol~ I just think I wasn't meant to get that palette! :X Instead, I bought other stuff... hehe~

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for the Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. I got that to do a survey for. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

I signed up for a survey long time ago, I think several months ago, and I finally tried this moisturizer in December... hehe~ I've been using it for a month and I think it's time to review the product.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Abalone Porridge (jeon-bak juk)

The past two days I've been working on this new layout. I got the layout from Blogger Templates and had to re-add all the side profiles. I don't know how you bloggers do it in such a short time. I know I'm html illiterate... lol~ :X Please be patient I'll eventually add all the blog links into the blog roll... hehe~ I wanted a new layout with the start of the new year. I think the layout is pretty!... wheee~ :)

I wanted to post a recipe during this winter weather. I think this is a good one... hehe~

If you need some guidance with the ingredients, you can check my Korean Cooking 101. ;)

1 c. rice
2-3 abalone
1-2 carrots
1-2 tbsp. sesame oil
chopped garlic
7-9 c. water
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. fish sauce
dried seaweed
chopped green onion

Step 1:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

CVS Haul 2010

I debated about posting this now or later, and realized it's best to post it now... hehe~ I just don't want you guys to miss this opportunity. This past Sunday I visited CVS and noticed they had a lot of cosmetics on sale. They are either 50% or 75% off. In my opinion I could be wrong, I think they're clearing the old cosmetics to make wave for the new... wheee~

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone's 2010 will bring goodness in your life. :) For 2010, I want to better my blog. I know I haven't been good when it comes to posting, as well as, commenting. I apologize for my laziness; yes, it's laziness... lol~ :X I want to ask several questions regarding my blog.

What do you want to see for 2010? Any food requests (I know I still have some)? Beauty requests? Tutorials? Something you want to see? Anything at all? Is there anything I can change to make my blog better?

I hope you guys answer these questions because I honestly don't know what my readers think of my blog unless you comment. :)

With the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, there has been a lot of new edition to the drugstore brands. Couple of items stand out to me especially the Maybelline products. I have never been a fan of Maybelline products but they have changed me towards the middle of 2009... hehe~
I apologize for taking such a bad spot of this stand! They put it in such a bad place near the door and the cashier. I had to hide it in my purse to take this picture... lol~ This is the best I could do. :X

This eyeshadow palette stood out because it reminded me of the limited edition in Asia. I know in Asia they had 6 palettes, whereas, we have 12. I also think the colors of the palette is different from the Asian version. In my opinion, the American version is prettier... hehe~ :X I don't remember the names of the palettes, but I'll try my best to explain.

#5 = gold color
#10 = mauve color
#20 = blue color and the one the model is wearing
#30 = purple or lilac color
#40 = green color
#50 = purple or lilac color
#60 = teal/blue color
#70 = copper color
#80 = pink color
#90 = don't remember
#100 = brown color
#110 = lilac color

The numbers I'm sure about, but I can't recall the names and colors... hehe~

These duo eyeshadows from Maybelline reminds me of MAC Mineral eyeshadows. There are 10 of them, and I love the green look the model is showing. It's hot!... wheee~

They also came out with cream eyeliners which I didn't take any pictures of. Unfortunately, I haven't bought any of these palettes. I am waiting for a BOGO sale... hehe~ :X I want all the Color Plush palettes.

Which ones do you like?

This week, it has passed when this post is scheduled, they had a BOGO Free sale on Revlon products. I noticed their new stand for Revlon Color Burst lipsticks and Mineral lipglazes. I couldn't take a picture of the stands because it was in a worst position than the Maybelline one... lol~
I took the new lipglazes and placed it somewhere else so I can take a picture of them. Don't worry I put the lipglazes back... hehe~ ;) The colors from left to right are #542 Continuous Coral, #538 Perennial Pink, #512 Timeless Nude, and #532 Endless Lilac.
I ended up buying the lipglaze in #538 Perennial Pink. By the way, this lipglaze has a scent when you first apply it. I couldn't pin point the scent but it reminds me of the NYX round lipglosses. They both have a similar scent sort of. It goes away after awhile. ;)
I also bought the lipstick in Baby Pink. It's a soft, has little glitters, frosty pink color. I have to say the packaging is cute. It's very classic looking. I think I read in a review someone comparing it to Chanel packaging. :/ It also has the Revlon logo on the lipstick. It reminded me of the Hello Kitty lipsticks from the MAC collection.
Here's a swatch of the lipstick in Baby Pink and the lipglaze in Perennial Pink. They're both pretty colors. I ended up returning the Baby Pink lipstick because I'm not a fan of frosty lipsticks... hehe~ :X I also got a compliment on the Perennial Pink today from a stranger... wheee~ ;)

Today I went to Target and noticed they started carrying the lipsticks from Revlon. They have a special duo collection for much cheaper the price of the BOGO Free sale. The bad side is that the duos are the same colors! You cannot choose the colors you want. :(
I ended up getting the lipsticks in Soft Nude. I don't know what I will do with the other, same color. Maybe I'll give it away as a gift or swap it... hehe~ The color reminded me of Revlon Matte lipstick in Nude Attitude, but this one looked better on me.
I decided to return the Baby Pink lipstick since I'm not a fan of frosty colors, and exchange it for another lipglaze. I got it in #512 Timeless Nude.
The one on the far left is Revlon Matte lipstick in Nude Attitude. The one on the middle is the Soft Nude. The farthest on the right is the lipglaze in Timeless Nude. I think Soft Nude and Nude Attitude look similar, but Soft Nude is prettier... hehe~

Do you want me to review these items, lipsticks and lipglazes?

I showed you guys all the animal bags I made for my nieces as their Christmas gifts.

pig bag = oldest niece wanted
bunny bag = second niece wanted
dog bag = third niece wanted
cow bag = fourth niece wanted

I need to show you what I made for my only nephew... hehe~
I had my teddy bear model the hat. I think it came out okay... lol~ :X

This week I bought my first Juicy Couture item ever! I've been wanting a Juicy Couture bags for ages, but I never could find one I really like or it wasn't on sale. I got lucky with a bag I like and it was on sale... wheee~
They came in three colors; black, pink, and gray. I like the gray one best for some odd reason... hehe~ :) If you look carefully, you will notice a face on the screen. :X

I'm going to end with a product I never knew existed!... lol~
Did you guys know there are frozen dog yogurts? When I saw this, I couldn't refuse to buy one for Tobey... hehe~ He loved it so much!!! He wouldn't take his mouth out of the container and ripped the package in pieces. He loved it that much!... wheee~

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.
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