Friday, December 19, 2008

OooooOoo the holidays =D

Their first had jeans for $55. Their most recent was $60-65? I think. I forgot. So I assume that is the price range you should be anticipating.
Been SUPER busy these past couple of days.

Because of limited budget, decided to do some baking to create some holiday gifts! It took me a total of 2-3 days to finish *whew* It was my first time 'decorating' cupcakes, therefore I had no idea what to expect. NOOWWW I know. Next time I will do everything in the correct order.

These white chocolate mint leaves TOOK FOREVER!!!!!!! That was the longest and hardest part. Not necessarially hard, but just tedious.
Had HUNDREDS of mint leaves!!! And they aren't reusable! =/
Melted chocolate dries up sooooooooooooo fast, so hadda work QUICK!!!! See how it's a bit lumpy =X it dried INSTANTLY! Once it touches a cold surface! Luckily, you can't really tell at the end, because the other side is imprinted with the surface which faces up [you'll see] =)
Pretty much had more than this container filled with white chocolate leaves! GOODNESS!! It was crazy. And, at the end of the night, it wasn't enough. So the next night, I had to make more!
Made 72 cupcakes!!!!
Now...time for decorating!!!! =D
Almost done.............................
The first two Christmas wreaths =)
The bows are edible too! Made out of those fruit roll up things!
Looked all over for those darn balls! They are just simple chocolate balls. Some off brand. But it was PERFECT for the look!
*Whew* at the end...overall...pretty happy with the look. The leaves looked super cool! And super yummy! Gotta love white chocolate! I plan on doing something like this soon. It's just super fun! Maybe some holiday cookies =)

Past couples days have been shopping! I'm getting ready for my trip up north. Getting some winter gear!

Dropped by Mervyns. They are going out of business. Had a sign that said '70-80% entire stock' so I just had to stop by. It was a MEESSSSS!!! Everything was everywhere. Everything misplaced. Very hectic, yet somehow, I ended up spending a WHOLE lotta money, but saving a WHOLE lotta too!

Picked these loafers up! Aren't they kute? Like wannabe Uggs. Super comfy and UBER UBER cheap!
They retail for $30. 70%, so they were $9. PLUS, I got an additional 30% so it actually came out to $6.29!!!!!!!!!! I got one in tan and one in dark brown. One to wear at home and one to wear out. Then...................I ended up going home with about 8 of them =X They make perfect gifts for someone on a (slight) budget =)

Also ended up buying a bunch of crap for my nephews! Everything was like <$5! So cheap!
Dropped by Borders and got them a bunch of books too! 11 in total. That was so much fun!
Do you guys remember this book??? When I saw it, I knew I had to buy it for them!

Even without mulla, I ended up ordering Sephora the other day because of that $15 coupon PLUS 15% off. My box came today. *Surprised* and pleased with the FAST shipping!
I think I'm addicted to the Philosophy line. I wanna try EVERYTHING they have! It has been working for me so far. No irritation. Still have breakouts/blackheads/etc, but I'm hoping over time, it'll help with everything! *Sigh* We shall see.
Trying the eyeshadow primer. I don't have SUPER oily lids or anything, but creases never look good. So, just got it in case I need it one day!
Nars blush in Amour. I wanted a matte blush.
MUFE cream liner. I just caved and bought it. Hopefully I'll love it because I am in dire need of a good liner! I can't use LIQUID everyday =X Liquid is still my best friend. I never EVER have problems with them and they always stay put ALL DAY LONG.
Gots loads of wrapping to do this weekend! I hope I get to go to the Paige sale. Would be great to get my brother+his gf some paige jeans.

Monday, December 15, 2008

My cold weather CRAVINGS!

Started raining last night here in LA.

Woke up this morning with a HUGE craving for chocolate.
So, I made some brownies =)

I also used some melted Ghirardelli chocolate to put on top. *drools* It's insanely a sweet ass brownie!!!!

I did some shopping at Urban. Returned half the things I got though, sadly. I really wanted most of the items to work out.

Got a new ID case. My old one (bought from Urban) broke =( So I finally replaced it!

Bought a bunch of tees from Threadless =) Some for the boytoy, myself, and gifts!

My order from Coastal Scents.

These brushes are 'aiight'. They are decent. Somewhat soft. Only the concealer brush was REALLY stinky. The other two were okay.

Overall, I'd put a *PASS* on this set.

I also got the bent liner brush and the pink crease brush.
Bent liner is good. It's quite thin and that was EXACTLY what I wanted.
The crease brush is QUITE large. I was hoping it would be more like a pencil brush, but oh well. Didn't stink or shed or had dye come out when washed, so I'm happy.
Got one of the Gel Liners. I wanted Black, but it wasn't in stock. This is Indigo Blue. Super pretty!! Love the color, but don't like the quality very much. As an eyeliner, I don't like it very much. It tends to move around, so doesn't quite stay put! But, as a base, I believe it works really well. It's creamy and dry at the same time.
Overall, I'd say *PASS*. I just placed an order at Sephora for the MUFE AquaLiner. So I have high hopes for that to work out!

So, I saw the MAC 25% off Holiday Sets =X
I am going broker than BROKE status! There's so much I want. And I'm such a sucker for a good deal!
I'm thinking, one palette (maybe more) and all the Little Darling lipgloss sets! I'm in the need of some right now! I've never been much of a 'lip' person, so might as well start my collection now!!
Welps, off to make my MAC list =) Keep warm ya'll!

Friday, December 12, 2008


All Men's and Women's Jeans are $60.
Women: they also have shorts and skirts too!
They also have kids jeans.
There are some 'somewhat' dressing rooms. Not really private so everyone can see you changing.

It's a HUGE warehouse, but there wasn't that much selection.
I didn't end up leaving with anything =(
Kinda alot of jeans...but it was mainly the same style over and over again. Lots of bootcut! I prefer straight/skinny. A few skinny but NO straight.

What I didn't like?
A bunch of freakin workers! A few security guards too! Like...there probably was more workers than shoppers when I went this morning. Weirddd....
There was a MALE security guard at the freakin DRESSING ROOMS!!!
Staring and all. He said he was liking his view and his job. WTF????

not so good sale. But, if you are a Hudson fan, def check it out because $60 is pretty darn good. Just either DON'T try on jeans or wear a skirt/dress =|

I was in and out of there in <30 min. But it was only like a <15 min drive for me. So, it's all good.

Everyone had a great weekend!!!


Thursday, December 11, 2008


So, after finishing the 'Twilight' Saga...I realized now that I am addicted to the passion of the characters. I want MORREEEE!!!! Since there isn't really any more...I sought out the unfinished 'Midnight Sun'. Read all 12 chapters in one sitting...and I REALLY hope Meyer decides to finish it...because I thought it was good. It's very different looking at all the scenes through Edward's eyes. Kinda funny. With all the obsessiveness he has with her without knowing why. I found it WAYYYYY more interesting than Bella.
Anyhoo...MIDNIGHT SUN!!! Gotta finish it Meyer!!!!

(I'm not even sure if that's the correct unfinished cover or not)

I actually found an online petition. Welps, actually...there are MANY petitions online. So, hopefully she'll hear the fans and get up off her ass and finish it =)

I just finished rewatching 'P.S. I Love You'. LOVE that movie. My eyes couldn't stop ballin' the first time I saw that movie. And GERALD BUTLER!! *drools*

FIRST day of trying out the Coastal Scents Gel Liners...
HATED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First wouldn't go on smoothly kept FLAKING!!!
I don't know.
Imma try it out tmr (i think) and update.
But I had higher expectations because of the good reviews and all...but truly disappointment right now.
Maybe it was just a bad day.
So we shall see.
It is a beautiful color though!!! I got Indigo Blue. Very deep blue. Almost black but you can tell it's blue in the light. I dig it!

Gosh, I'm in a movie mooood...sooo...back to rewatching movies!!! =)

OH!!! And I decided on going to the Hudson Sale tmr =D Not expecting anything...but just going to check it out! I'll update with my purchases =X


Wednesday, December 10, 2008



I don't know what to expect...but since it is the FIRST one, I'd assume lines won't be as long as other ones. It's Friday/Saturday, so I'd suggest going Friday. But, I doubt they'll be THAT many shoppers to begin with...but it can always surprise me.

I hope I can go =X
My partner in crime is in Japan =(
Plus, after that William Rast sale, I don't know if I can afford any more jeans...but gosh...HUDSONS!!!! of my absolute fav brands!...

If I do go, I'll go Friday so I'll tell ya'll that are planning on a Saturday trip if the goods are worth it...

PLUS!! Everyone should save their weekend for the STILA SALE (that I don't get to go to) *sigh*


Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Gosh, it's been such a long time!

I've gotten all of my purchases (sephora mainly).
Added a few more purchases (cs n others).
Finally finished 'Twilight', watched the movie, then ZOOMED through the next 3 books within 3 days =X

My ABSOLUTE favorite was the 4th one...'Breaking Dawn'. I just couldn't put it down...all 700 pages of it! But yeah...zooomed through it. 'Twilight' took me a while to get through because I wasn't THAT into it. But with low expectations, I picked up 'New Moon' and it definitely beat my LOW expectations so much that I couldn't put it down! Once I finished it, I automatically picked up 3rd then 4th. I didn't love Edward like everyone else in the beginning...but he grew on me. Anyways, overall...great series! I'm glad there was an ending because that is what kept me reading...I just WANTED to know what the ending was =)

Watched the movie with J. Expectations wasn't met =
Because of all the dough they made, I hope they make the rest of the book movies GREAT!
I'm very anxious to see the rest of the movies! I really CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!

AND....weeks ago was...THANKSGIVING.
Was busy with my family visiting!
It was great overall! Had a great time!
This year, I made pumpkin pie for the first time instead of just picking it up at Marie.
While mixing the ingredients and occured to me know disturbing it all looked.
Had to snap a few photos =X
Made two different receipes...
While mixing =X....
Once done mixing...=S

Aren't those mini ones adorable??? They were for my newphews! =)

That's all the photos I had uploaded...
Lots of stuff to review or at least post about!!!!
J left to Japan on Monday! Gotta send her my list...but I don't know what to expect to find over there...(besides false lashes). Hope she has FUN!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nephews Visiting!

My nephews are visitng from Santa Cruz!
A lil no new makeup purchases =)

But everyone!!!
Check you emails because I just received a SEPHORA COUPON!!!
FREE $15 on MINIM $35 purchase!
Valid 11/28/08 - 12/14/08
It's a SINGLE USE only, so I can't post it up here since I am planning to use it...soon.
More crap here I come!

Anyhoo, back to me family...
I usually see them a couple times a year. So spending some quality auntie bonding =)


Everyone have a happy and fun Thanksgiving!!!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

HELP! I'm in MOORREEEE trouble.......

So Cali ladies...

I apologize for the late notice...but there's still ANOTHER day!!!

It was an OKAY sale, wasn't the greatest. Not too far for me, so it didn't take much effort. Lots of defects so better watch out! Barely anyone there on Friday, so that was good.
Jeans $60
($5 increase from previous sale)
Tees $10 (Men and Women)
Hat $5 (one style)
Hoodies & Sweats $? (Forgot, only People's Liberation)

I still ended up spending a little more than I anticipate..........OH WELLOS =X

My batch:

The boytoy's batch:
his christmas/birthday/valentines/anniv gift all rolled into ONE! HAHAh

A few of the tops are gifts though. For ten bucks, you can't go wrong!!!!

My latest SEPHORA package came, filled with their *SALE* goodies!!
But, I still ended up ordering over $50 worth.........TWICE (still got another order coming).
So far, I am ABSOLUTELYYYYYYY loving the Bourjois Liquid Liners. I'm a HUUUGGEE liquid liner fan. The FIRST eyeliner type I tried, and have been an addict since!
They were only $4 bucks! I got one in every color. My favorite is the Brown/Bronze color. It's really pigmented and deep enought for everyday wear but has a slight hint of metallic sparkle. I really can't wear those UD Pencils everyday. Too darn sparkly for my taste. Still trying to convince myself to LOVE them though.
Anyhoo, great liners! Some people may not like the brush because they are SUPER thin and kinda long, but I have no problem with them. It's pretty liquidy but on my lids, they dry pretty fast and STAY PUT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY!!!!


Since Philsophy's cleanser seems to be working for me so far, so I decided to buy their ENTIRE package =X My exfoliator that I've been using for the past...hHmmm...5 years now ALL OF A SUDDEN just started been too harsh for my skin and just leave me red RED and RED!!!
All the goodies inside! I don't know if I'll try everything, but I thought it was a pretty good deal.
But that's what gets my ass in trouble =P

Lastly, J is leaving me and going to Japan for 3 weeks.
I am pretty knew to the whole Asian Makeup/Skincare brands/items so I don't know what to pick up and WHERE?
She'll be in YOKOHAMA (I think), so anywhere around there.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Loads of Crap =]

It's been awhile.
Been doing WAY TOO much online shopping.

Even thought BE ain't the greatest, I always tend to go back to it. I would love to try other mineral brands out there, but choosing colors by looking at the screen ain't working for me. I can NEVER get the right shade. Even with all bad crap in BE, it works for my skin.
Anyhoo, I got this skin because I REALLY wanted the face brush that it comes with for mineral viel/loose powder/finishing powder. Kind of like a stippling brush but more dense (more of the white stuff).

I was looking for a cleanser that is SUPER gentle but gets the job done. My skin has been acting up lately. No drugstore stuff worked. And I usually can't go high end because they are usually too strong and filled with too much shit that turns my face RED. So, not good.

Finally, decided to try Philosophy and join the cult. Seriously, I LOVE THIS STUFF! It seriously fits well with my skin (so far) and leaves my skin super soft and supple. I love this stuff so much that I ordered the LARGE kit that comes with a bunch of other crap that's coming next week =]

Got a bunch of useless samples and traded in my 100 points and got this!
It reminds me of a wannabe MAC Paint Pot. Unfortunately, they gave me a pink/rosey color *Pre Nup*, so I don't know if I'll ever use it. The case is EXACTLY like HIP's liner. So, I hope Benefit doesn't dry out as fast as HIP's liner.
It's suppose to be we shall see if that's true. If anything, I can use it as a base or whatever...

Next up, Sephora's FF 20% shiet.

UD Pencil Set in Velvet Rope
Dior Pro-Styler Concealer Palette
BE Foundation - Med. Beige
theBalm Big Mama Palette

Dior Pro-Styler Concealer Palette was a must try for me. I have NO concealer. Yups, NONE! I've always used minearl (loose) concealer and that stuff ain't cutting it no more. So, I hope I will like this stuff. Now looking at the case in person, very much worth my money =]

I wanted to try everything in the theBalm Big Mama Palette. The blush is suppose to be a NARS Orgasmn dupe. Anyhoo, I am returning this palette. HAHA. Bronzer looks orangy on me. I wanted to get it to contour (since I'm not having any luck with finding Emote). I wanted a peachy blush, but this stuff is WAYYY too gold for my liking. The pressed powder is any ordinary powder. I don't believe it controls shine any better than any other powders. So, back to Sephora it goes. I may just exchange it for a NARS blush. I'm thinking Amour. I'm naturally pink ALL the anything PINK I don't really like. Looking for a peachy/pink (but more on the peachy side) blush to tone down my pink-ness.

BE Foundation. Staple for now. Can't find anything else that fits my skintone. Not the best, but it'll do for now.

Pencils are alright. Not so much a glitter gal, so I'm not in L-O-V-E. But, great pencils nevertheless. I ordered a bunch of Bourjois pencils, so I might like the shades of those better. But, gotta wait a week for those to come.

MANNNYYY more packages on their way. I figure, might as well get everything now =]....rriiiggghhhttt???
I also gotta post up Eyeco & Clinique crap too. Trying them out right now.

...At work...(in the Valley)
And it's SOOOOOOOO ashy outside right now. Went out to the post office...came back...and my entire face was covered with ASH. Bad time to have lipgloss on. It looked like I had pink and mini black poka dots =/

I hope the fires will be contained soon. Hope everyone is okay!

...Like lots of other people out there, I'm reading Twilight. Mainly because imma go watch the movie with J (who's a BIG fan) and she insist that I read the book before watching the movie. Got through a 150 pages and my verdict: it's aiight. HAHAH. I don't think I'm a romance book type of gal, but I'll finish it. Everyone is SOOOOOO in love with the series. I get it...EDWARD! =]


Thursday, November 6, 2008



Last year, most of the jeans were $65...and a few were $95.

But, you gotta inspect them! Watch out for weird fadings and odd holes. Always check the zipper and make sure it's not broken.

Great selection of jeans (at least from last year). This is an awesome denim sale because it's ONLY Citizens so they have lots of good styles, versus left-over shiet. Last year, I got current season stuff that were retail $200+! So, just be patient and look through everything.

Go early because expect long ass lines!!

Last year, they had a parking lot for that was convenient.

Most likely, it'll be outdoor again.
Go if you can and pick up some awesome jeans!

I would go again, but I got work plus spent WAYY more than I should with Sephora =X

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

At last.......

Halloweeennnn...the best time for our slutty sides to come out ROOAARRIINGG!!!
I chose NOT to =]Candy Stripper...oOps I mean STRIPER!!!
Homemade costume =] Super awesome.
It only cost $3 for the fabric which was 50% off!

I wasn't digging that hat very much...
but without it...I look like...a waitress or candy cane or some girl wearing red&white.
HAHAHAHHA Siamese Twins!!!!
They were together the entire night!
...I wonder what happens when one of them needs to take a piss???

the BEST part of the night...

my latest addition...

midnight cravings...

can't sleep without visiting...


Luckily, there were LOTS of other people in their costumes too!

I swooped up J for a quicky since she had to do a project due Monday so she didn't come out to play for Halloween.
(Tried to get the TACO TRUCK in the background)
We look like f-en dOrks! HAahha
OMG! My knees are still BLACK! I got sunburned JUST on my knees so it looks HORRIBLE hahahha...that's what I get for being pale!

Anyhoo...Tacos El Gallito on Fair Oaks & Bellevue, Pasadena!

Seriously...I've had tacos almost 5 times a week for the past month!
It's an addiction.

Imma pay for it when my metabolism comes to a hault =X

Honestly, they don't have the BEST meat, but their condiments & sauce makes up for it! They have huge buckets full of tomato, onion, cilantro, lime, beans, and 3 different sauces out for you to put on your taco! How great is that!

I love tomatos in my tacos =]
I wanted to take more photos, esp of the food, but...
(1) once I get them, they disappear within minutes =X
(2) camera ran out of batteries [=

Their green hot sauce is one of the best! It's a bit more watery than my usual liking, but it still hits the right spot!

Anyhoo, you will see me there most nights around 12am =]


My costume inspiration was from SATC:

I thought it came out pretty darn close! Just not as short =]

Sooooo tired by the end of the night...but Mandom made taking off my makeup SUPER FAST!
AND I had work the next day =/

My happy surprise! I got a HUGE box from Nordy with my MAC BRUSHES!!!

Sucks that mine was crushed =/ but the inside was fine!

The round bag was a lilo disappointing. That plastic bright red thing makes it look AWEFUL!

But I dig that extra baby pouch! Even though it's cheapy feeling.

The brushes are ALRIGHT. Nevertheless, imma keep them, esp for $35.

To my surprise, my Mineral Sheer Tint that I bought finally came! I ordered Light and Natural Glow. Light seems to fit me better, but since it's OH-SO sheer, Natural Glow will probably fit me as well.

I've wanted to try it ever since I saw it on Urban Apothecary site and Whitney's rave about them.

I don't know if I like it yet. It's pretty darn sheer, and I knew it would be, but it's practically nonexistent on me =X
But, I guess I gota play with it. Today was the first day using it, and I think I need a bit more coverage. Or a better concealer...since all I actually use are minearl concealers. MAC Studio Finish is a bit TOOO heavy for my liking, but I still want to try the Select CoverUp and/or Moisturecover.

This all adds up and translate to........
I'm trying to narrow it down, but gosh-darnit, it's HARD!
I brought my rainboots to work, but it's NOT rainning =(