[ ♡ ] Collective Haul

Most of my recent hauls so far!

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[ ♡ ] Style Star

Just a quickie post. Yesterday I was featured in the Star Tribune as a style star.

This was from the Chat Fashion Show! Exciting!

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[ ♡ ] Recent Purchases – 12/02/10 Ulta & Target Discoveries

This year a lot of people are asking for makeup so I find myself buying more and more. I went to Ulta yesterday and found some things I have been searching for but I cant really say what they all are because I want them to a surprise. Here is what I can show without exposing gifts:

^Stila shadow and brush set only $15! What a deal! I love the colors!

^Bare minerals mini mineral veil and stippling brush

^stila compact for my pans

^Nars gloss/stain duo

^MF high def microfinish powder. I tried a little today, nothing spectacular I guess. Similar to mineral veil but without the shimmer

^sharpener for my makeup bag

^I also got another eye makeup remover and transferred it into the sephora pump but I don’t like it so much. The density and formula of the remover makes it hard to use the pump because its oil and water that has to be mixed together and shaken everytime you use it so the pump has to deal with the weird formula plus the bubbles. I might transfer it back to my other container.

Nail polishes from trade secret! I got a pretty shimmery purple and a nude brown.

^ And finally got some cotton puffs and a new moisturizer from Neutregena. I’m so glad they came out with this because earlier I was using a combination of these two:

I really liked the feeling of the one on the right but it has a low spf so during the summer months I would use the one on the left. Problem was, I hated using the one on the left because of the texture and sunblock feeling of that one. This one is great because its like the best of both worlds. It’s the same line and texture of the old spf 15 one but has a high spf like the visibly even one! Awesome!

That’s all for now!

♡ PaNhia

[ ♡ ] Daily Outing – 12/2/10 The Steapery, Love and other drugs

Yesterday after work I met up with the awesome ninjas to do a little shopping and hanging out. Here is my makeup look:

I used:
• Two-faced naked palette
• NARS gloss/stain duo
• NARS blush in Desire

This is the outfit I wanted to wear but due to the weather, couldn’t. I forgot to take a picture of what I actually wore but it was similar, black pants, amber shirt, cardi.

Our movie didn’t start until 7:20 so we went to the Steapery first.

^it’s very small. You enter and this is basically what you see in the little square space.

^I got the Poppa on the Rocks combo drink. It’s strawberry , hibiscus and a shot of yogurt. Isn’t the color pretty? It was pretty good but next time I’ll choose something with a more herby smell.

After that we shopped around and then went to watch Love and other drugs. I didn’t really want to watch the movie but I really didn’t mind so I went along. The movie turned out exactly the way I though it would; lots of sex and an overused plot. The best part of the movie was the beginning when Jake was trying to sell drugs. I swear him selling drugs was more entertaining than their love story.

After the movie we just went home and called it a night. Another movie tonight hopefully!

♡ PaNhia

[ ♡ ] Recent Purchases – 12/01/10 MOA

I’ve been on a crazy makeup fix lately! I blame all the holiday sales and collections. Everything is bundled and so inexpensive, I just can’t resist. This a haul from my MOA trip two days ago.

I’ve been on the hunt for a good PRESSED translucent powder for a while now and from my research, the best ones appear to be Lancome dual finish, Chanel, and Amazing Cosmetics translucent powder. I swatched the Lancome one at Sephora but I didn’t like it because it’s actually a foundation powder and not a top coat so I didn’t get it. I don’t want too much coverage. I couldn’t find Amazing’s shelf at Sephora so I got this one from Bloomingdales. It was $47 total, so a little pricey but I don’t mind as long as it sets my makeup and keeps me oil free without giving me acne. So far it’s setting very nicely but I don’t like the small size of the compact/pan because for a face powder I expected a bigger pan to swirl my big brush in it. I don’t know, I like the texture but not the odd size.

^I also found something I’ve never seen or heard of before. It’s a kohl eyeliner from Sephora’s brand and it’s supposed to be smudge proof and waterproof. Before buying it I swatched and compared it with a few other “smudge proof” eyeliners from Lorac and Stila and found this one to be better. If you let it dry and settle for 30 seconds, it really does not budge at all! I even wore it all day yesterday and it did not give me black eyes! I’m very excited to have found something so awesome for such a great price ($8-9 a piece.) I got it in brown and black.

^I got another NARS blush in Desire. It looked super bright pink but I thought maybe it wouldn’t be so bright on the skin. Turns out, I was wrong. When I tried it on yesterday it took me about 30 seconds extra and a different brush to tone the color down and brush it out. I don’t know if I’ll be keeping this because its hard to put on a small amount.

^I’ve been coveting this palette since forever! I first saw it at Ulta and have walked by it zillions of times since then debating with myself. But I couldn’t help it this time. I just love the colors! I don’t like the bulky size and crazy design of the packaging but the colors got to me. They’re nice and pigmented and contain a color I’ve been searching for. It’s the upper right one and its sort of a grayish taupe.

^This was probably my best buy of the day! I used to have an Urban Decay primer potion but didn’t rebuy because of the ridiculous shape and design of the container. But I saw this baby and it was my like prayers were answered! This thing is huge! And it’s a good deal too because the other one is about ¼ of this size and its $18. This one is only $30! Deal!

Just some clothes I picked up!

Well that’s all for my MOA haul. I love the holidays!

♡ PaNhia

[ ♡ ] Quick Favs – lipsticks, blushes, and mascaras

I’ve been buying so much makeup lately so I thought I’d show you guys my actual favorites because, really, I don’t using everything I buy daily.

Some of these have changed since the first lipstick post. My absolute favorite is MAC crosswires.

I don’t have a favorite blush but these are my go-tos. I just need a peach, a purple, a pink, a bronzer, a cream blush and NARs Orgasm and I’m happy.

These are my favorite mascaras. Recently though, I’ve only been using Falsies on my top lashes and the Covergirl lash extension on my bottom lashes. My absolute favorite is not pictured here because it is out but I’m restocking soon. It’s Makeup Forever’s Smokey lash. By my selection you’ll be able to tell that I like volume!

That’s all, face and skincare coming soon!

♡ PaNhia

[ ♡ ] Daily Outing – 11/30/10 Damien’s Winter Concert

A few days ago, Nalee and I attended her little brother Damien’s winter concert at his elementary school.
It was so cute! All the 1st graders lined up on stage under their teacher’s names. It was very well organized and they have been practicing since Halloween! I’m so proud of him!
They sang 7 or 8 songs and had hand movements to all the songs. He was so cute. After it was over I was congragulating him on his singing and dancing and he goes, “it’s not dancing, it’s actions!” lol, I love him!

Afterwards we took him to I-hop to celebrate and then I came home. I’m glad I was able to make his concert and I plan on going every year!

♡ PaNhia