Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Haul!

Yay! Last wednesday on the 22nd, I turned 18! It was truly an exciting moment to be legal! Not really actually because 18 in the USA just means that you can be charged as an adult? Maybe. But I still treated myself to a few Coastal Scents Brushes and False eyelashes. I ordered the false lashes from

I love this store. I bought Elise eyelashes there and they were so cheap. The most expensive one I bought from there was only 3.50 which was ridiculous. If you use the code, FALSIES, you get 8 percent off! Why 8 percent anyway? I hate it when companies don't use percents in intervals of 5. Its so freaking annoying. But anyway, here is the haul.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Moisturizing Olive Oil Cleanser

Yes I know, I put the ENTIRE name of the product in the title header thingie, but it's just so that people don't get confused you know? Just a quick update on my life (AS IF YOU EVEN CARE) I have been very busy with college. The workload can be a bitch and I am very involved with other stuff, so that's why I basically update like once a week hehe. But at least I am updating!~

Today we have a review of the St. Ives Olive Oil Cleanser! I didn't take my own pictures becuase it's not really necessary. Plus I'm a lazy person. I'll do my best to describe in detail.

Type of Skin I have: Combination. My skin dries out easily, but my nose can be oil city and does need to be blotted in the summertime.

What they say:
Deep cleans and leaves skin feeling moisturized. This cleanser deep cleans to gently remove dirt and make-up and helps maintain skin's moisture balance.

Vegan/Animal Testing: This is a new thing that I'm going to start to include. If i can find it, I will let you know if it is because I know that it is important to some of my readers. It is animal product free and it is not tested on animals. It says so on the label.

Ingredients: They have a popup picture on the website and here is the link

Smell/Texture: Have you guys ever played with olive oil before? Like just dripped some in your hands? No? Yes? *silence* I was a strange child. Not going to deny it. But i have and this cleanser looks like it, feels like it (without the greasy residue) but doesn't smell like it. I actually am not a fan of the smell. I would like it to smell more like Biore stuff. It has a more light artificial olive smell. I don't like it but it's pretty easy to ignore. You can't smell it unless you foam it up and like shove it up your nostril. But I'm hoping that people here don't have a habit of shoving facial products in various orifices (spell check?) of thier faces.

Foaming Capability: It foams about the same amount as a conditioner. Hair conditioner doesn't really foam a whole lot. It bubbles a bit then thats it. This is the same thing. It's not like AHHHHH FOOOAMMM IS ALL OVER MY FACE I CAN"T SEE ANYTHING. It's more of a "heh, this thing is just making small bubbles and it's turning white, but besides that I can't tell that it's on my face really"

Aftermath of Using It: My face doesn't feel dry. Before I was using St. Ives Apricot Scrub (I still love that stuff anyway becuase it exfoliates my face) but it was always like "MY FACE IS GOING TO FALL OFF BECAUSE MY SKIN IS SO DRY". Now, if the epidermis of my face could talk, it would say "sigh, I can wait for this girly to finish putting on her clothes and putting on body lotion before putting on face lotion". I do consider this to be moisturizing.

As for dealing with acne, I don't find that it just blasts through blackheads or powers through pimples. I think that it deals with it on a slower basis, which I don't really like. However, it does seem to keep new ones from popping up which is surprising for me. Usually if I don't use something a bit harsher, I get pimples everywhere. But for this, it's pretty light compared to what I'm used to and I think that I like this. I would still prefer something to power through my gross acne though.

Mechanics of the Packaging: That was a really awkward label thingie, but whatever. I hate the pump. I think that the spout is way too short. You can't just use one hand to pump it out into the same hand becuase it'll just drip down the bottle, and that wastes product. You need to tilt it into the other hand. I don't like that at all. Also, I hate how to unlock the top, you need to turn it to the side. I'm used to it locking on the side and then unlocking by turning the spout towards you. However, I like the clear bottle becuase I can see when I'm almost done with the entire thing. You need one pump per face and there's a lot.

Price: Expensive for St. Ives but average compared to other brands face washes. On, it retails for 6 dollars but can go up to 8 dollars at other places like CVS.

Recommended: Yes, I do. Get it ladies, if you have drier skin.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Necessities" Haul + More

Hello Ladies! I know that I haven't posted in a week, which is KIND of long. But it's because I've been COMPLETELY swamped with work. I mean this coming week, I have 3 tests, 1 essay, 1 revision of the same essay, 1 quiz, 2 large hw packets due. Lovely. Also, I've been blocking out time for skyping with my home friends, clubs and such and well, I forgot to block out some time for blogging! However, yesterday, me and my girls went to Giant Eagle to pick up some necessities. And there, I realized 2 things. 1. I NEED A ON CAMPUS JOB GODDAMNIT becuase 2. stuff is so expensive. I never realized how expensive buying a few things would be. Literally, I bought nothing and it racked up to twenty something dollars. But anyway. I will be doing reviews of these things next weeks. NO WORRIES. not that you guys are worrying or anything.

Haul: Garnier makeup wipes, St. Ives olive oil face wash, St. Ives oatmeal and shea butter body polish, pumice stone and bobby pins. Sorry for the weirdness of the alignment of the picture. But I'm going on a lunch date in like 30 minutes SO YEAH. Sryimabumokaythanksforunderstanding.

And also this morning, I fashioned a pair of new false lashes. Basically, in the TW, I bought a huge stack of false lashes. Like they're all the same ones. They were like 3 dollars for what, 10 or so pairs? They are extreme, but I wanted them to be extreme-er (if that is a word) and so I glued two of them on top of each other, making sure to "stagger" the spikes. Here are some pictures. Yay!

So that was bascially detailing my process in pictures. It's pretty simple. On a side note, does anyone live in the TW or any other asian countries where you can bascially pick up false eyelashes for the CHEAP at night markets? If you do, can anyone pick some up for me? Just shoot me an email and I'll paypal you some cash to cover shipping and such. Thanks

On another side note, I have started my Etsy store, LimitlesslyYours. Right now, all orders will be 20% off until 10/1! Since Etsy doesn't have a coupon code, I will be manually refunding the discount. Lovely etsy. Way to really keep up with the times

On the last side note, I am officially getting used to this new blogger thingie. It's quite nifty actually once you get used to it. Okay off to my lunch date! Byebye

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quick tip for False Eyelashes

Yay! Happy Sunday everyone! Tommorrow is Labor Day and I have something really special planned for that day! I mean, assuming I get it done tonight, it is going to be great LOL. YEAH SO ANYWAY. Basically yesterday I went out with my girls so I decided to use some fake lashes. So has anyone seen the Michelle Phan Lady Gaga tutorial? In the tutorial, she uses 2-3 pairs of fake lashes right? How she applies them is by stacking them on her eye. An easier way to do this would be to actually glue the lash bands together beforehand so when you put them on your eye, you would only be putting on (theoretically) 1 band of lashes. You just need to use some Duo lash glue.

Also, this tip works for if you want to layer eyelashes for a different effect. I had a pair of spiky ones and a pair of really full, lush glittery ones. Basically this is the look I eventually got with the lashes:

Yay! Okay quick tip over. Happy Labor Day everyone!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday's Review: Kate Gel Liner

Happy Friday everyone! I just officially dyed my hair black and I'm really happy to be back to my natural color! Yay! So today, I'm FINALLY posting a review that I kept putting off LOL. It is of Kate Gel Eye Liner in GD-1. This is the gold color. SINCE my blogger is going crazy and being spastic, I've linked you to a swatch that I did when I was in TW. Click here to see swatches and stuffles!

My thoughts:

  1. The color- The color, is amazing. I love how its like gold leaf. It is so metallic and it glints amazingly in the sun. The color payoff is decent.
  2. Texture- Meh, its okay. I don't like how it feels a little like gold leaf. For example, when you dip your brush into a gel liner, it feels kinda soft, like frosting right? This reminds me more of gold leaf that has been mixed with mixing medium and pressed. when you pick it up, it's kind of hard to pick up because it's so flaky. Also, when you put it on your lash line, it has a tendency to just sit there and you have to use your brush to spread it out. If you dont take your time to really spread it out, you'll end up using way too much product and it'll be not even.
  3. Application- Even though I did slightly cover it above, I'll say it again. It doesn't really provide even coverage unless you really give it alot of effort. I hate putting it on my upper lash line because of this problem. I used it as an inner corner highlight and it took me forever to even out. UGH
  4. Price- Expensive. I bought it at Watsons, which is the makeup drugstore in Taiwan. It retailed for 390, or about 13 dollars USD. If you save up just 1.50 more, you can get a MAC fluidline. Or you could get the Physicians Formula Trio, which I love so much more.
  5. Brush- It's good. I like how it's pointy and it gives an extremely thin and precise line.
  6. Weartime- It's a really good wear time. I think that it stays on really well with or without TFSI underneath. It also holds up to humidity. I didn't try it on the waterline, because it's so flaky. I feel like it would flake into your eye.
  7. Removal- It's a real bitch. Literally. It's all the flaky glittery bits that don't go away. Lovely. I have glitter particles on my skin.
Overall- It's a skip. It's not something worth spending money on. It's a shame because I LOVE the color! I will use it up, but it's not something I'd rebuy.