Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A few weeks ago while at home on maternity leave, I was channel surfing and landed on HSN. Lisa, founder of Carol’s Daughter, and the HSN host were raving about the ‘Today’s Special’ – the new Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Bath and Body Collection. They extolled the virtues of the products’ ultra-hydrating properties, and couldn’t stop gushing about the collection’s unique fragrance profile. And by the end of the presentation, I had reserved a set for myself.
I don’t think I’ve ever purchased bath and body products without smelling them before, so ordering the Sugar-Dipped Vanilla products online was a leap of faith. And I fully intended to give someone a piece of my mind if my order didn’t live up to the hype. Luckily, the products turned out to be just as amazing as they were described – which is why I’m taking this opportunity to start spreadin’ the news.
For all of you fellow vanilla addicts out there, I think you’re going to dig the Sugar-Dipped Vanilla fragrance. Why? Well, because notes like peach, pink peony, guava, water lily, sandalwood and cotton candy set it apart from your run-of-the-mill vanilla scent. It smells so soft and fresh, and the fragrance is so flattering that I think a lot of vanilla haters will actually love it too. Trust me, you won't smell like baked goods.
You’ll also love how the Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Bath and Body Collection - which includes body wash, body cream, and an ‘All Over Sheen’ (plus a loofah) – deeply moisturizes skin while leaving it velvety soft…not greasy.
I’ve been using the collection every day since it arrived on my doorstep, and I adore it so much that I’m kicking myself for not also buying the Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Eau de Toilette Rollerball.
The Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Bath and Body Collection are an HSN exclusive, so if you take my advice and snag yourself a set, visit hsn.com.
Day 6: A representation of your day- what do you do?
Well, I go to work.So average about 8 hours on the computer screen.. it’s not very good to my eyes but time goes by so fast, I never know when to take a rest.
I am a lazy little girl so I never had the habit of going to the gym until about this year, which I think it’s quite an accomplishment since I go to the gym by myself now, totally motivated by ME! A lot of times I would go to gym during lunch time, so I can go home right after work. Other times I go after work because I like going to gym classes.
Day 7 something you ate today-
O I wish I took a picture before I ate it.. I usually don’t eat breakfast, but today I was handed a subway breakfast sandwich.. YUM. =)
For lunch, I always try to bring food to save $. However lately I been eating a whole lot of McDonalds because of my little hope of winning something with the monopoly.. haha. But I have to say the more I eat the more disappointed I am. It’s kind of obvious that they do not let out certain pieces so NO ONE can win. I mean, I don’t know if anyone actually wins, but I saw this dude with a little MOUNTAIN of monopoly pieces ( no joke) & well.. when I left it seems that he hasn’t win anything yet.
Day 8 Something You Dislike.
If we’re talking about some THING I dislike, nothing really comes to my mine other than food… but if we’re talking about some ONE, then I would say cheaters, liars & ppl who think they know everything.
It’s obvious why we hate cheater & liars. As for people who think they know everything..you know what, they don’t. They’re arrogant and think highly of themselves. All the educated people that I respect are humble. They know that no matter what, there will be people out there who are smarter/ more knowledageable & I think that’s true; Geniuses can’t be a genius in EVERYTHING, right?
alright that's all for now. I think I might do another blog soon that's not relate to the 31 days o blogging.~~~ =) jiya ne.
Day 1: Self portrait – share basics/make an intro. · Day 2: Someone you adore – 5 reasons why
Day 3: Something you bought today ·Day 4: What’s in your bag? ·Day 5: Your humble abode ·Day 6: A representation of your day – what do you do? ·Day 7: Something you ate today ·Day 8: Something you dislike
·Day 9: A place you went today
·Day 10: TV show you’re currently addicted to
·Day 11: Your family pet(s) – if you don’t have one, take a picture of anything
·Day 12: What’s in your fridge
·Day 13: The town/city you reside
·Day 14: Something you craved today
·Day 15: A stranger and why you chose them
·Day 16: Your closet
·Day 17: A representation of the you no one really knows
·Day 18: Something you collect
·Day 19: Favorite part of yourself and why
·Day 20: A hobby you have
·Day 21: Your parents
·Day 22: Your room as it is right now
·Day 23: Go some where you’ve never been & take a picture
·Day 24: Something you find funny
·Day 25: Self portrait myspace-esque
·Day 26: Where you go to relax/get away
·Day 27: Something that gives you purpose
·Day 28: A before & after shot of anything
·Day 29: An action shot
·Day 30: Another self portrait
·Day 31: Something that always makes you smile
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Volum' Express the Falsies Washable Mascara to test and review. At first, I was really disappointed that it didn’t look the model’s. But then I had to stop myself and think rationally. Obviously, the lashes at left have been creatively super-sized and no one in their right mind should expect to look like that, post-application. So I put the advertisement out of my mind, stood in front of the mirror again and took an objective look at my lashes. And you know what? Ad, schmad…Maybelline Falsies Mascara is ab fab – and I’ll tell you why.
First, Falsies has just the right consistency. I’m like Goldilocks when it comes to mascaras. I hate when the consistency is too thick or too watery. This one is just right – coating evenly without clumping. And over time, it doesn’t dry out like so many on the market. Another reason to love Falsies: the curved brush grabs every lash – lengthening and volumizing them to their true potential. For gals with sparse lashes like me who have little to work with, you know that this is a big deal. Finally, I absolutely love that the formula is buildable. So many mascaras claim to be buildable – and then you layer on coats only to wind up with clumped up, tarantula-looking foolishness. The Falsies Mascara builds perfectly. Apply one coat for a natural, “maybe she was born with it” doe eyes. Layer on multiple coats and your peepers will be batting a thousand.
I’m so impressed with Falsies that I’d say it’s a close second to my #1 mascara, Lancome’s Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara. They’re alike in many ways…well, except for the $16.50 difference in price.
Honestly, Falsies’ mascara is so great that Maybelline didn’t even need to augment their ad. The actual results speak for themselves, and the $8 price tag is just icing on the proverbial cake.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Trystine Wide Calf Boots by Bare Traps at my local DSW store, but they didn't have my size in stock. So when I returned home, I logged onto dsw.com and ordered a pair.
The store's limited size offerings actually worked out in my favor because I used three coupon codes (920 for 10% off, SHIPR for free standard shipping, and 919 for 500 bonus points added to my DSW Rewards account). So the $59.99 boots ended up only costing me $53.96 - and I'm closer to my next rewards certificate.
The Trystine boot, while synthetic, look like the real thing. The heel is high enough to elongate and visually slim the leg, yet low enough that they're comfortable all day long. The boot shaft circumference is roomy enough that I can wear them over leggings and skinny jeans. I can also pair them with skirts and dresses.
And for those of you lucky enough to have average sized calves, the Trystine Boot comes in a regular width too.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Fresh Brown Sugar Lip Polish leaves lips incredibly soft and smooth. The unique formula is enriched with real brown sugar crystals to gently buff away dry flakes. And it nourishes the lips with the oils of meadowfoam seed, jojoba seed, and grapeseed while shea butterprovides long-lasting moisture. Just apply Sugar Lip Polish and gently massage away dull skin. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. Recommended use is two to three times a week for irresistibly kissable lips.
Right now, Fresh Brown Sugar Lip Polish is only available to Sephora Beauty Insiders. So click here to sign up (it's free!) and be one of the first to snag this exclusive.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
While perusing the MAC counter at Nordstrom, a new nail polish caught my eye. Earthly Harmony, one of six new shades created by renowned nail guru Jin Soon, immediately reminded me of OPI's You Don't Know Jacques (one of my all time favorites) – a slightly lighter version with frosty sparkle, anyway. It took me about three seconds to decide I couldn't leave without a bottle on my person. Sadly, it was not meant to be. The saleswoman apologetically explained that they had sold out of the shade and wasn't sure that they'd get any more in stock.
While forced to leave the store empty handed, I decided that I wouldn't leave with nekkid nails. So I brazenly took the tester bottle and gave myself a quick mani right there at the counter. How tacky is that? I know, I know…I’m a mess. Ain't no shame in my game.
Undeterred, I left Nordstrom and headed to MAC's freestanding store in another section of the mall. Once again, in the words of Cher Horowitz, I was brutally rebuffed. Another MAC artist informed me of the shade's popularity and explained that it had sold out almost immediately. So when I returned home, I juiced up my laptop and ordered myself a bottle online. Thank God for e-commerce.
Earthly Harmony and the rest of the MAC Nail Trend F/W '10 collection is available, for a limited time, at maccosmetics.com and nordstrom.com. Heed my advice and nail this shade down before it's going, going, gone.