Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tag!


Liebster Blog Award

So I was recently nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Kristy (http://myglitteryobsessions.blogspot.ca)
Rules:
1. Reveal 11 things/random facts about myself
2. Answer 11 questions that the person who nominated me has set
3. Create 11 new questions for my nominees
4. Tag 11 people with less than 200 followers and let them know they have been nominated - no tag backs allowed.
11 Random Facts:
1. I have too many nail polishes that they can not longer fit in the two boxes I have for them.
2. My books to read list is really long
3. I have four trading cards for the hobbit (from Denny's)
4. The closest thing in my reach at this moment are ear plugs (for studying)
5. I have two pillows that are shaped like animals (a whale and a pig)
6. I have a fish called Fsh Presley
7. I have a cat named Kodiak (like the bear) or Kody for short. 
8. I really want Captain Jack's Vortex Muliplator from thinkgeek
9. I have a poster of the Beetles up on my wall that was bought for 99 cents
10. I have a favorite calulator
11. I have a package in the mail today, hopefully it is my John Green poster
  
My Answers to Kristy's questions:

1. Who is your favourite beauty blogger and favourite beauty vlogger? (You can only have one of each!)
a) Probably Kristy, as I usaully present for the shopping trips, so that makes it fun
b) Bubzbeauty she is amusing and she seems sweet, I watch her make up videos, not her other ones though XD

2. What is your current favourite lip colour or lip product?
YSL Lip Stain (it was expensive but so worth it!)

3. Do you identify with any nerdy fandoms? And if so which ones?
Uhm, I don't know that I do, I suppose the Vlogbrothers, Harry Potter, I guess anime is kind of nerdy, so anime, I don't think it's nerdy to play Assassin Creed... uh, Doctor Who? Torchwood? But those are pretty popular, so I don't know if they are nerdy, or if I am biased because they are awesome?

4. What do you most want to get for Christmas?
I pretty much know what I am getting from my parents for xmas so I am going to go with things I am not going to get



-Leading Lady -Essie 
-Aurora -Zoya
-Coach MADISON LEATHER ANNABELLE 
-Michael Kors Bead Stretch Bracelet, Rose Golden


5. Do you like to read? And if so, what is the last thing you read? What do you want to read next?
The last book I fully finished was Nzinga : Warrior Queen of Matamba from the Royal Dairies, it took me about an hour to read as it was 80 pages. 

The book I am currently in the middle of  (although it is going rather slowly) : The 19th Wife

The book that I was to read next: Cat's Cradle 

6. Who is your favourite singer or band?
Billy Talent, I like Taylor Swift too. 
7. What is your favourite beauty/fashion magazine?
Marie Clair, Cosmo is fun too but I don't know if it has the best beauty tips. Vanity Fair is good once in a while too, although it has to be on a topic I care about because it can get rather dense. I'll pick up a Fashion, Elle, Glamour, or Vogue but I don't seek them out. 

8. In a hypothetical, and awesome contest, you just won a $1000 gift card to any cosmetics store (or a drugstore, but it can only be used for cosmetics), where would you choose to get a card to?
Sephora! Or maybe Shoppers for the nail polish, but probably Sephora. 
9. Shoes or bags/purses?
Purses!
10. What are your thoughts on Twilight?
 I really enjoyed the books and I think it's silly all these people who love them but now refuse to even say they liked them because they are worried about being made fun of, for liking a book.  It particular it confuses me when people make fun of people who read twilight as some sort of idiot who only enjoys simple stories because they cannot handle anything better. I don't really get why everything I read has to be a classic? Also, there's a lot of books out there with poor role models (Catcher in the Rye, American Psycho, A picture of Dorian Gray) I don't think that should be criteria when choosing a book to read, although I can understand if you would not want to allow your own children to read it. Okay, that got long. 

11. Do you actually enjoy the scent of nail polish?
Nope, it smells poisonous.  


My Questions: 

1.Is there anything you would like to rant about but rarely get the chance to?
2. Do you enjoy traveling
3. What is your favorite nail polish colour? 
4. Where do you store your nail polish?
5. What is the last movie that you enjoyed that you really thought you would not enjoy? 
6. If you listen closely is there anything you can hear? 
7. What's the weather like outside? 
8. What do you usaully do for New Years? 
9. What is your favorite site on the internet? 
10. If you had to choose between Summer and Winter, which would you choose?
11. What do you look forward to most in winter?
12. Whose your favorite writer? (if you do not read then your favorite film.)
 I am not going to tag anybody because I do not have many readers, however, I will state whoever wants to can and should do this tag, because it's fun and awesome, and that would mean that coming up with questions for this tag was not in vain XD!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

New things

Hello,
So I have been out camping this week, and while my nails looks terrible I did get a couple of new things for them so soon they should be looking better than ever.

When the Hunger Games nail polish first came out I was really impressed with the colours, I ended up getting four colours right away, and then two more the following week. My mother also bought me the second book as well as two more colours of the collection, so now I have a grand total of eight colours of the collection, which is probably the most I've had of any collection!

I also got a crystal nail file we went in town and they were having a bunch of stands selling thing type of thing, and in one of these stands were the nail files, I've been looking for these but they seem to cost around 9-12$ which seems a bit much, but for three dollars, I am pretty pleased!


Monday, July 23, 2012

A England Nail polishes

Hello!
So I just purchased a couple of A England Nail polishes! They are amazing, the holographic colours are so beautiful in the sun! It is perfect for the summer because indoors they are matte sparkle, but when you go outside, you can clearly see different colours in your nails! For $13.50 they are a bit expensive, although not as bad as Butter London!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Books to read for July

Hello,
So if you have been paying attenation as of late, you will notice that this blog has went from fashion to beauty, I am going to expand this just a bit more to add books to the mix. I adore books and because my little blog isn`t well read, I might as well be.

So what am I going to be reading for July- and for the summer? I just finishing reading the works of John Green and quite enjoyed them, however after a while of YA novels I decided to go a different direction and read winners of the Hugo or Nebula awards. In other words science fiction. I finished ``The Old Man`s War`` about a week ago and I am about the start the ```Forever War``. Although not quite science fiction I have had 1Q84 on hold in the library for about a month now, and in the next two weeks I should finally actually have that book to read!

Other reads I am going to go through or want to get through in summer is a Shakespeare play, for a while I was reading a Shakespeare play a summer, which turned into reading a play in summer, however I really want to get back into the habit of reading Shakespeare, if only to finish off his more famous plays. I purchases a copy of Taming of the Schrew and parts that I read out of it were actually pretty funny, so I am hoping to give that a go again.

Finally the last thing I want to get around to is my Neil Gaiman, because I love his writing and I just bought a new book of his and I would like to read Neverwhere that my roommate gave to me and Good Omen which I bought a lot time ago only to prompt ignore.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

One Lovely Blog award

Hello!
So I have been nominated by myglitteryobsessions for the one lovely blog award!
 
The idea is that you state seven random facts about yourself and then nominate 15 other blogs!

Facts:

1) I own almost every fiction Micheal Criction book that was written under Micheal Criction, (instead of a pen name/other name)

2) I am currently working on a Doctor Who puzzle, it is currently outsmarting me.

3) My favorite nail polish is A England St. George

4) On my desk there is a Flip Flop, it makes me happy to see his little leaf arms wiggle! (or flip flap as it says on the plant, but Thinkgeek.com sells them as Flip Flop so I am not sure who to believe!)

5) Next semester I am in three science based classes, I can only hope I get to wear one of those awesome white coats!

6)  I receive two beauty boxes/bags a month, Glymm and Luxe. (Although now Luxe is changing into a seasonal product)

7) The library is currently holding "Drawing on the Right side on the Brain" for me, this is the second time I have put it on hold, the first time I miscalculated when to pick it up, so when I went to get it, it had already been taken out! So this time I am going to make sure to get it today! :)

Okay, now onto the 15 blogs! Most of these blogs are pretty famous so you've probably heard of a couple of them. They are not all beauty, most of them are, however the last two are not.

closet-fashionista

deez-nailz

gretalrabbit

keikolynn

soychiild

stylishandliterate

beautybroadcast

viewfrom5ft2

advancedstyle

cupofJo

lovemaegan

collegefashion

gofugyourself

thediaryofapoorgirl

writelikenooneswatching



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Skin Care

Hello!
So, this is more of a celebration blog update for me, because it involves my skin. I have always had poor skin, it was prone to break out, sometimes worst than others, but there would always be at least a couple of spots somewhere along the line. As you can imagine a lot of money went into skin care products as well as cover up. I've used a lot of different concealers with different varies of working. However after probably 6 years, I am sitting here with the best skin I've ever had and I like to think it's because of my skin rountine, although I can't be sure, however here it is anyways!


Nightly:

Step 1: I wash off my make up with Balea three in one cleaning cloths for all skin types

Step 2: I use my skin sonic cleaning brush and I put on Neutrogena's Deep cleaning facial normal to oily.

Step 3: I put on Body shop tea tree skin cleaning toner suitable for blemished skin on a cotton pad.

Step 4: Within the last couple of days I have been using the Vitamin & Sea's Perfect Skin Solution on a damp cloth that I got in my glymm bag.

Step 5: Then I put on Sephora's Instant moisturizer,

Step 6:  Finish up with Clean and Clear persa-gel 5 acne medication on any spots.

Every other to every 3rd day:

Step 1: Put on Clark's Botanical radiance mask or Freeman's feeling beautiful Clay avocado and Oatmeal mask.

 Before I was using masks from shoppers, although I now I am using Freeman's feeling Beautiful facial Clay mask avocado and Oatmeal, this is just a cheap mask, about three dollars from Walmart, but it seems to help, although I have to use moisturize as it dry my skin. The other one I have been using from my glymm bag is Clark's Botanical intense radiance mask. I like this one a lot, but the full size is expensive, so I probably will be looking for a cheaper alternative, I am thinking the tea tree mask from the Body shop.

Weekly:

Step 1:   Clean and Clear morning burst purifying facial scrub  gently exfoliates oxygen infusing formula.

I tried to use this daily at first, but it was too harsh for my face, and after a couple days of that my skin turned red and sore, so I stopped that but continued everything else and my skin was fine. So now I use this once a week, or once in two weeks just for something extra for my skin.

That's my current skin routine, I have been adoring it so far! Thanks for reading! 



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lip products part three, Lipstick

Hello!
So before I start this post on finishing up my review of my lip products I thought I would mention that I have nail polishes heading my way -- quite a few actually. I decided to do the Julep for a penny deal, and while I am super excited to see my Julep, it is too expensive for me to do monthly! (As I also get the Glymm box, as well as the Luxe box!) I also ordered four nail polish, so between the two of them I should have about seven new nail polishes in the mail! Yay! As well as my Glymm box! Now, onto the post!

Lipsticks:

Ultra Rich Colour- U13 Sparkling Warm Rose - Avon
 This lipstick is actually very pretty, I quite like the colour of it, however it is a bit sheer, however it layers fairly well. This wears fairly well, but definitely will have to be reapplied. Also, at least the lipstick I have has a strong scent to it, which I do not like.

Colour: 3.5/5
Packaging: 3/5
Feels on the Lips: 3.5/5
Lasting power:  3
Overall: 3/5

Lip Kiss Crayon Gloss- Rouge Flamenco- Lise Watier
I got this in my Glymm box and to be honest I have no use it very much, although I probably should! It is a very pretty of red with a hint of orange! The reason I have not used it much is probably because I am a bit clumsy so putting the lid on this product I have clipped/chipped/broken off some of the product! It's so creamy that the rest of the product stays in position but with a chunk out of it!
This product would be much better for me if it was just in a tube of lipstick. That said it is a pretty colour and it seems not to fade too much while I am wearing it.

Colour: 4.5/5
Packaging: 2/5
Feels on the Lips: 4/5
Lasting Power: 3.5/5
Overall: 4.5/5
 
Lip Smacking Fun Colours - NYX-623- Heather
This I also in I think my Luxe box, this lipstick is good, however I tend to lend towards either pinks or reds, and this a more purpley colour, at least to me, so I do not wear it very often.Although I do not mind
Colour: 3/5
Packaging: 3/5
Feels on the Lips: 4/5
Lasting Power: 2.5/5
Overall: 3.0/5

 Lip Smacking Fun Colours  - NYX -634- Louisanna
I love the colour of this it is a wearable pink, not too bright but definitely enough colour that it is a staple in my make up bag! I find that I have to reapply this lipstick pretty often, so it isn't exactly long lasting, but I do think the colour makes up for it!

Colour: 5/5
Packaging: 3/5
Feels on the Lips: 4/5
Lasting Power: 2.5/5
Overall: 4/5

So that is all the lipstick that  I own! It is a lot less than the lip gloss and a lot less than the lip balms (I also just picked up the EOS I love it!) as I tend to use lip balms whenever I am at home and I use mostly lip glosses when I am out, however I do use lipsticks sometimes. These are all my lip products! 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Lip Products : Part two, Lip Gloss

Hello, so here we are at the second part of my three part lip product reviews, here I am proud to present lip gloss. In a timely fashion no less!

Naked - Urban Decay
This was a tiny little lip gloss that came with the Naked 2 palette, I love the colour as it is a darker pink-purple tint. I wore it only once and it did not seem to last very long on, it has a bit of shine and a hint glitter. Although its small I think its rather cute!

Colour: 3.5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Feels on the Lips: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

Glossy Gloss - Berry Blush - Elf
While I don't mind the colour I really dislike the formula, it's sticky and slimy and I do not like how it feels. I wore it about three times and then I did not wear it again, although it was not very expensive. It is very glossy though, so if that is all you are after this is not a bad choice.

Colour: 4/5
Packaging: 2/5
Feels on the Lips: 1/5
Overall: 2.5/5


 Cranberry - The Body Shop
I like this colour its is quite a old lip gloss and it is nearly finished, although it wears off after a bit, it is pretty, and it also smells good, which is always a nice bonus!

Colour: 4/5
Packaging: 3/5
Feels on the Lips: 3.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5


Hypershine Gloss- Vixen - ELF
This I think is suppose to be mimicking the stila packaging, the formal is sticky and a little hard to work with. I have worn this a couple of times, the colour is a bit sheer, but it is easy to build up, and for the price it is not a bad gloss, however there is probably better less sticky formulas, although not for the price.

Colour: 3/5
Packaging: 3/5
Feels on the Lips: 3/5
Overall: 3/5


Minty Lip Gloss - New York City - ELF
So when they state minty they are not lying, it is so minty it is a bit uncomfortable to wear, sticky and to be honest I dislike wearing. I think it's pretty colour, but everything else about it, I am not crazy about.

Colour: 2/5
Packaging: 3/5
Feels on the Lips: 1/5
Overall:1.5

Glazewear Shine - Iced Pink - Avon
I love this colour, it is a pale pink and the shimmer, although it does not wear long, it is not to expensive so it can be reapply again and again. The formula is not to sticky, but for Avon I was quite impressed with this.

Colour: 4.5/5
Pakaging: 3/5
Feels on the Lips: 4/5
Overall: 4/5


 Natural Lip Gloss - In Disguise - Sula
It taste and smells like candy, which makes this instantly fun. The colour is sheer, so it looks more like gloss, although this is probably of the colour I got in the glymm box. However I love the smell! Yum!

Colour: 2/5
Packaging: 4/5
Feels on the Lips: 3/5
Overall: 3.5/5


Gloss- Nude- Lise Watier
I love the colour of this lip gloss, it is shimmery and thick enough the colour can clearly be seen, it can be a little thick at times but I like this lip gloss, I do not know the price as I got this in my Luxe box and it is sample size, but it is a nice little lip gloss.


Colour: 5/5
Packaging: 3.5/5
Feels on the Lips: 4/5
Overall: 4.5/5


Social Gloss - G'vinity
This is just a clear gloss, it is pretty expensive for just a clear gloss, however the formula feels very nice on the lips and a hint of a shimmer. I like that it is so subtle! I really enjoy this lip gloss, however the downsize is the full size is rather small and expensive for the amount of product you receive.


Colour: 4.5/5
Packaging: 2/5
Feels on the Lips: 4.5/5
Overall: 4/5


Also, I would like to point out that I have taken the ELF minty gloss off about 45 minutes ago and I can still feel the icy cold sensation on my lips.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lip products Part one: Lip balms

Hello, so I have been gone a while (three months to be exact as blogger reminds me!), mostly because of school and because I am great at procrastinating. Here I am going to shall the current lip products I have and love and the ones I sort of just have.

I was cleaning out my makeup box (I really want a vanity table or a nice drawers, but currently as sad it is my makeup is all storage in different make up bags under my sink in a cardboard box!). I noticed just how many lip products I have, so here they are and my thoughts on them.

Lip Balms:

 Peach Float - Nintendo
This is a pink lip balm that has Princess Peach from Super Mario on it. I was on holiday and my lips were getting very chapped to the point of being sore so I went to look for lip balm, and I found this, I bought it mainly because it was cute and I love Princess Peach, plus it seems like peaches! However I have to admit it is not the more useful lip balm as it does not moisturize very much, but it is cute and peachy!

Feel of product on my lips : 2/5
Moisturizing: 1.5/5
Packaging : 5/5
Overall : 3/5

Tiger Lily - Burt's Bee Tinted Lip Balm
This product at first I wanted to try but now that I have I can with confidence state that I much prefer the original Burt's Bees. I found this product to not go on smoothly and the product to be a bit thick. The colour is nice however I feel personally, if I wanted colour I could find better in a lip gloss or lipstick.

Feel of product on my lips : 2.5/5
Moisturizing: 4/5
Packaging : 3/5
Overall : 3.5/5

Mango Butter - Burt's Bee
I adore this lip balm, it is not too expensive so I do not feel bad about lathering on as much as I do of this lip product. I love how it feels on my lips and I do love that it has ingredients I more or less understand. I especially favored this in the winter, however even in the spring and summer I think lip balm does have its place. It is my favorite.

Feel of product on my lips : 5/5
Moisturizing: 4.5/5
Packaging : 3/5
Overall : 4.5/5


'Tis the Season- Cinnamon Winter- Avon
Just as the Peach lip balm I am easily taken in by cute packaging and a cheap price tag, this is how this cute thing became a stocking stuffer for me from my grandmother! I like it because it has a different taste/smell then minty, so it does add something a bit different, the feel on my lips is not that great, and to be honest I have only used it a handful of times, but it is so cute!

Feel of product on my lips : 1.5/5
Moisturizing: 2/5
Packaging : 5/5
Overall : 2.5/5

Baby Lips- Pink Punch- Maybelline
Well, I saw this on sale for 3.99 today and I decided to give it a go as I have seen it mention by a lot of beauty/makeup bloggers, and I so far am not disappointed. The colour is sheer, so it is at heart a lip balm than a lip gloss, however the colour can be built up and it feels very moisturizing on, as I have just bought it today I cannot attest to all the impressive stats it advertises on its packaging, so this is my impression after first use.

Feel of product on my lips : 4/5
Moisturizing: 5/5
Packaging : 4.5/5
Overall : 4/5

Principessa - Lip Balm
If there were any contender that would rival Burt's Bees as my favorite lip balm this would be it! I love this product, it has a nice smell and it feels good on, although it can get a bit sticky. It says that Shea Butter and Vitamin E is added to the formula, although I am unsure of the significantly of those it is moisturizing.

Feel of product on my lips : 3.5/5
Moisturizing: 4.5/5
Packaging : 5/5
Overall : 4/5


Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 -Mint/Pear- Kiehls
I have two of these as there was a very good sale. I love the smell of the pear one, although they are both quite nice on the lips, I think these have  a great formulas, however they lose points as although they are very nice I would not buy these at full price. The reason that I enjoy Burt's Bess is I can use it a lot and be unconcerned of price, unlike this one. However it is fair to state that my lips are not that dry to begin with so perhaps someone with drier lips may find them worth the price.

Feel of product on my lips : 5/5
Moisturizing: 4.5/5
Packaging : 3/5
Overall : 4/5

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Value Village

So I was at Value Village yesterday and I decided to do some thrifting as I look at so many beautiful blogs who pick up the most interesting pieces at thrift shops. So while I was there I got

two pairs of American Eagle Jeans:
One pair is lighter blue in the "hipster" style, in short. The other is darker blue in the "favorite boyfriend" style also in short. As I am sure you know by now I am not a tall girl so finding two pairs of American Eagle jeans in my size in short is kind of like the jackpot for me.

A Old Navy Purple Top:
Nothing much to this one just a nice little Purple top, slightly see through but I plan to wear it for layering.

Simple Black Tommy Hilfiger:
This one was super cheap (2.99) for a simple black t-shirt and I had a $3 off coupon, so basically a free shirt.

I am very happy with my purchases, although I don't know if you'd really call that thrifting because I bought things all have name brands, and were very causal clothes. I enjoyed them either way though!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

College

Ah! To be back to college, it's been a busy first week of the semester, but being the fashion lover I am I have made a list of things I loved in the first week and things I am not so crazy about!

Love list:

Wedge Pumps:













All Aldo Wedge Pumps

There is something to be said about a nice wedge, I think they are the perfect dressing up for school shoe, the reason why is that in a wedge usually a person can walk normally which is essentials for a school, because while fashion is great, if it isn't functional (as in you can't walk four flights of stairs with a backpack/ tote of books) then it really shouldn't be in school. I think wedges bring the best of both worlds, fashionable and classy, yet functional.



Long Sweaters: I love how long sweaters look, now being a fairly short person (5'1) wearing a "long" sweater is hard to do because so many sweaters are long anyways it is hard to strike the balance between long and looking a bit like I am playing dress up in my mum's clothes. However when they are done right, it looks so awesome, and warm!


Dark Nail Polish:



Zoya Nail Polish in Casey


This just might be my want for more dark nail polishes but I am loving darker colours.


Trench coats: I love trench coats and have been looking for one for a while now! I love how great they look, how pulled in and how professional it looks, plus it's a great layer tool!


Totes:



Burbery Tote




Gucci Tote



Prada Tote

As well as a backpack I think this are great for holding things in, although they don't always work for fitting things nicely in I think when they do it's a pretty way to pull an outfit together. I have been enjoying the tan/brown ones, as you can clearly see from my examples!

Less Love:

-Fleece Vest with random company name on it.

- Super high heels in school

- Stained clothes

Also to note I have decided I am going to try to wear a different colour nail polish each week to school, I will see how long this last for, probably until the workload increases.

And finally, thanks to My Glittery Obession for reward me with the "Cute Blog Award" I am not really sure how to display it, but I will figure that out and answer the questions about it soon!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas/Boxing Day Haul

Hello!
Sorry I have been away for a while, I was at my grandparents who don't have the Internet for the hoildays, my Christmas and new years were great, happy 2012 everybody!

So I figure I might as well do an update of everything beauty/fashion related I got for Christmas!

1) My Micheal Kors Wristlet/Iphone holder:



This little thing I have been after since I first saw it in our Micheal Kors here, it is a bit on the expensive side ($80 for a wristlet) but I knew I had to have it when I saw it! My boyfriend ended up buying me it as my "big" present, I have since tried it out, it's amazing, my Guess wallet is kind of huge so it's hard to fit in small purses for say clubbing or going out, however with this I just grab my cards and phone and go. I love it.

2) Lululemon Headbands:


I love these as well, I am pretty excited to try them out actually work out and since they have the plastic nonslip bits I can wear these to school with my hair up and not have to worry out them fall out (as a lot of cloth headbands do to me)

3)PJS:




Alright so these might not be the height of fashion, but you have got to love soft fluffy pjs to relax in!

4) Silver Earrings:





I am pretty pale with dark hair so silver hoops are my favorite to go to earrings as they show up well against my hair and I love hoops! My boyfriend got me a nice pair that won't wreak (read real silver and not $5 ones).

5) Makeup!
So my grandma went on like a make up spree and got me so many things, I ended up with three new nail polishes (Avon splendid blue, Lagoon, Crackle Black):

Lagoon:




Splendid Blue:




The blues are so pretty, blue is my favorte colour nail polish, so I love have more, the Splendid is particularly beautiful, I put it on right away! The other nail polish the crackle that I have wanted since I first saw it, I can't wait to put it under red sparkle.






Next she got me a lip gloss Avon Iced Pink:





(my grandma loves Avon and I love make up) it's a soft pink, with a light shine I have tried it on a couple of times, it's light enough that it works well for a good natural look

Avon smooth minerals:



okay I fell in love with this, I was a bit worried it would be too dark as I couldn't see it in person (which is what happened with ELF powder) however it's perfect and I love how it adds just a little bit more coverage without being over done, it instantly went into my "use everyday" pile.


Avon sparkling warm rose lipstick:




as I haven't worn lipstick in a while, so this fun to play with. I haven't actually tried this out yet, but I am happy with the colour

Avon liquid eyeliner:




this is one I have been playing with a lot since I got it, because after 6 years of wearing pencil eyeliner I still suck at liquid! So this is my attempt to learn!

Avon eyeshadow in Pink Sands:




(I wear a lot of pink) now I love the colour of this one, however the tube (that's right tube) is a little bit difficult to use as the brush needs some tugging to get out and when you do, you are reward with a puff of eyeshadow going everywhere. Finally a traveling bag to put it all in! Overall go Grandma! Great presents, I love make up so all of these were such fun to get!

6) Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner:




This was from my friend Jeff, I have been using MAC engraved for a while now, and I have heard this is really good and I figure I should try it out and see if I like it, I have tried it so far and I really love it, although the price tag is a little crazy, hurrah for Christmas!

7) Green Corset:




This was from my friend David I love corsets I have a (small) collection of a dark pink underbust corset and a green training waist corset, of course they are both for fun ( I do not wear a corset everyday, I like breathing) however they are both beautiful!

Finally because of course I apparently don't have enough stuff my friends and family and I went shopping in the Boxing Day week and grabbed some nice pieces

1) American Eagle Jeans, Artistic style:




simple new jeans as my last pair has rips in the thighs and it was time to retire them, unfortunately they are way to long for me, I will have to get them hemmed however jean hemming is pretty easy so it's not very expensive.

While there I picked up a pink shirt with lace and buttons in the back.




2) I went to Forever 21 and found a cute little strawberry necklace for 1.50 so I needed it of course.






3) I will also break down and buy Nars Red Lizard soon with Christmas money, I am trying hold off for now.... it's so pretty!





So that brings me up to date with everything I got! What a great Christmas! And a great start to this year! Also my new year's resolution is to draw more, get better grades, and learn to teleport.