Haul, Broken & All – Beauty & Extras

I did do a bit of beauty damage as well but again, a lot of this was with coupons or on sale or both. I stopped by Ulta and picked up some polishes on sale.
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First is my favorite of the set, Neo whimsical from Essie.
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This is the most beautiful muted grey purple pink color I’ve ever seen.

Next is Revlon’s Sheer Seafoam.
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I should’ve realized from the name that it would be completely sheer but it’s so beautiful in the bottle that I didn’t even think about buying it until I got home and swatched it. It’s disappointing because if it wasn’t sheer it would be such a cute summer color!

Next I got this cute fall green color in Don’t Mess With OPI.
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It’s quite a nice fall green color and the formula is pretty good. I haven’t worn it besides swatching yet.

Then I picked up this red from Essie in Red Nouveau.
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It’s like a tomato red. I don’t have too many reds so I decided to add this to my collection.

I got this Revlon one in Blue Lagoon.
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I’ve been hunting for light blues all summer and have for the most part been disappointed with the formulas. This one had a pretty chunky formula as well so I don’t know what’s up with these light blues but I’m still hunting.

Lastly from that set, I picked up this pop beauty one in mint magic.
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This one is crazy bright! I have plenty of mint polishes but this one is definitely different because it’s so bright as opposed to being a muted or light mint color. The formula though is really bad. It’s gunky and sticky but I’m willing to deal with it because I love the color so much!

I also picked up these two but I returned the Loreal one on the right because it looks nothing like in the bottle.
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I kept the Essie one in fiji because it’s such a cute light almost white pink color.

And then I found Essie A crewed interest on sale.
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Lastly for nails I picked up these three Nabi ones from a boutique. They’re only $1 each!
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The bright neon green and pink are so cute! I haven’t tried the blue yet but I will soon!

I also picked up a few lipsticks. First is this Tarina Tarantino one in Candy Jar.
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It’s like this bright candy pink that’s almost reminiscent of an 80’s lipstick shade because it’s got some purple undertones.

I picked up another Nars Schiap because I lost my original one and I just couldn’t not have it so I picked up a replacement.
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I got Mac’s Snob.
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I’m so-so on this because it’s pretty unwearable on it’s own unless I’m going out at night and doing a crazy dark smokey eye. During the day it needs to be mixed with something else on top or under it.

I also ordered this Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle from ebay.
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It’s crazy bright pink and I love it!

And then my sister came home from Japan and brought back this super cute baby pink lipstick for me!
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It looks washed out here but in person it’s a true baby pink with coral undertones.

Moving along, I jumped on the bandwagon and picked up the new Revlon Whipped foundation but only because I got an awesome $2 coupon.
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I got it in Natural tan and it’s pretty much a perfect match because I got so dark from pontooning. I actually like this much better than the normal revlon colorstay foundations because this looks the same and has the same staying power but this feels so much lighter and better on your skin and it doesn’t have that same super fragrant smell.

I picked up a sonial kashuk brush, again with some coupons.
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This one is so unique. I have nothing like it. It’s supposed to be for contouring but I’m using it for highlighting and it works just fine.

I also picked up a bunch of random things from Target because I had some really good coupons last month that were going to expire.
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I’ve been wanting this cosmetic bag since forever because I love the red and purple stripes.

I also got these little organizer things from the dollar section at target to organize my chunky rings.
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And some hair clippies.
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I’m always losing these little guys.

I also picked up some really random stuff I thought I would share.

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^these are my HG puffs because they’re sealed completely at the sides so no matter how soaked it gets, it doesn’t expand and come apart. It’s expensive though, $5 for 100.

I’m trying a different contact solution.
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I usually use Target’s Generic one but last year when I bought new contacts my store gave me a sample of this Bio True one and I loved it so much because I remember it being so cool and crisp on my eyes but this bottle seems normal and almost the same as my Target one so I’m going back to Generic.

I’ve been buying a lot of studs online to diy shorts.
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I’ve found that 10mms are too small and 12 is ok but I’m going to look for a size up.

I bought a car organizer that turns out to be too big for my trunk but’s ok because I plan to upgrade to SUV soon.
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Since I’ve been doing my nails so much I got some polish remover and an eos balm.
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I now remember why I stopped using EOS balms, they’re just inferior to my other balms. They only good thing about them is they’re cute.

I picked up this suit case from Marshalls.
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I bought some tweezers from f21 to apply lashes.
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I don’t like this, it feels really flimsy and it’s open too wide so holding them still while putting on lashes is really hard to do.

Picked up some goodies earlier from the Bath and body works sale.
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I got a little makeup baggie from H&M in lime green zebra.
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It’s the prefect size for my purse.

Picked up a beach towel.
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It’s huge so I love it.

My little sister brought me this little blue headband from Japan.
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And finally I picked up this doggie tray from Marshalls so I have a set at my house for my dog when she comes over.
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And that’s it for my beauty and random stuff haul for July!


Nails – July 2012

I painted my nails a lot this past month. I tried to change them every few days because I have so much nail polish I bought from April-June that I haven’t tried yet.

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Nabi Angel Lavender

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Essie play date

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OPI nicki minaj I forgot the color, Orly Rage

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Essie Fiji

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Layla silver hologram

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Target Summer Beauty Bag

I got my bag today! I’m so excited but mostly about the bag itself because I’ve been looking for a tiny bag to stick into my purse for small bits of makeup and a mirror.

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Here are the bag and the contents in it.
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I’ve used both the sunblock and the tressame split remedy shampoo already but I haven’t tried the other products yet. I’m not super excited about them but they are geared towards colored hair and I recenly colored my hair so it’s actually good for me right now. As for the lip butter, I’ve found that they don’t work that well for me. They’re kind of crusty and come on really thickly on my lips but in an inconsistent way, not smoothly.

I’ll give these a go and see how I feel about them!


Recent Purchases – 6/26/12 baby Hauls

I’ve been collecting pictures of stuff I’ve hauled over the course of the past few weeks. I actually got a lot of this with coupons and sales so I’m super excited about that! First of all, as you know I’ve recently joined the Iphone train so I’ve made some ebay orders for covers. I think I bought 5 cases in total since I got my phone. They’ve been arriving every couple of days so I’ve snapped shots a few.
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I gave this mint one to my sister but I love the rubberized feeling of it so I will probably order another one.
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This is the one I’m currently using.
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That little bow over the earphone jack is called a plug and it’s to protect dust from getting inside the headphone jack.

I’ve also been trying to diy some shorts so I’ve ordered a lot of studs in different sizes.
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These are 8mm and they’re the only ones I’ve received so far. I got them off etsy but I’ve since learned that ebay is way cheaper.

I also picked up a few random things from Target.
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I don’t know how I went for so long without a staple remover. My nails thank me.

I also got this cute little notebook to replace my old moleskin. I looked for ages for one without lines but I’ve given up and decided to go with this one.
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It’s actually the perfect size, if only it didn’t have lines and the pages were thicker.

Sonia Kashuk’s summer stuff was on sale so I bought these two things with some coupons so they were super inexpensive.
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I’ve been eyeing these brushes for a long time but didn’t pick them up because I have another old Sonia Kashuk brush set that have really hard bristles. Luckily these are a lot softer and better. I’m really glad I got this set because they’re all different brushes from what I already have.

I also used a coupon to get this beautiful brush.
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It’s so different from my other brushes. It has a mix of plastic and boar bristles and it seems to smooth out hair as you brush it.

I also picked up some random stuff at the mall. First is a sweater that says drama queen.
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I got some hair ties.
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A cute bracelet in a peachy pastel color.
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And then I dropped by sephora to return something and got a sample and a set using 500 points.
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I don’t like this moisturizer so far. It’s very fragrant.

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I’ve tried this serum and moisturizer once but it’s an odd thick gel that’s a dark red color. It feels so odd to rub on my face. I don’t know how I feel about it.

I also picked up some lovely polishes again with an awesome target coupon that printed for me.
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First, Mojito Madness:
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It’s lighter in the bottle than on the nails. On the nails it’s not as bright but still very cute.

Next, Bikini so Teeny:
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It’s like a periwinkle blue. It’s very cute and definitely has a purple undertone.

Next, I got one of the new maybelline ones in Fierce N Tangy:
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I’ve been looking for an opaque yellow for so long and this one is just perfectly bright and opaque.

Next I have To Buy or Not to Buy
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Sorry for the unclean swatch, I did these right after getting home. This color is one of my favorites! It’s a super light lilac purple.

Next I got Charming by Revlon.
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I was trying to decide between this one and lilacism but I already got two essie ones at the time so I went with this one.

And lastly I got Play Date.
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It’s a true purple but not too dark and not too light.

And lastly, I picked up this cute oversized clutch bag from the thrift store!
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It’s perfect for summer!

That’s it for my haul this time around.


Recent Nail of the Days – Pinks & Purples

I have been switching my nails up so often that I don’t remember what days I wore them so I’m doing a separate post.

I pulled out an old Etude polish I got years ago from Korea.
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It’s so cute and the perfect baby pink. The formula though of course is all nasty and thick and sticky now. I actually loved the color so much I went searching for a lip color to match but alas it wasn’t meant to be. Anything I found didn’t translate the same on my lips.

A day or so later, I added a glitter accent nail.
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And then I used Revlon Flirt and left the accent nail.
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And finally here’s a sneak peak of a new polish I got.
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Daily – 6/16/12 weekend recap BBQ, Graduation, Cupcakes & Shopping

I’m still not good at blogging often but with my phone I now take pictures of everything so I can keep a really good track of my activity to blog later on even if I can’t get to it right away. I know this is long over due so I’ll just get right into it.

My little sister graduated from highschool this year (valedictorian!) and so we threw her a graduation bbq. We had so much food! Looking at the pictures makes me want to bbq all over again!
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My sister made these yummy mint chocolate cupcakes!
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My contribution was the little decoration flags 🙂

I was going to buy her a camera for graduation but since she’s going to Japan next week I told her I would just double the amount of money I was going to give her to use in Japan. Overall it worked out nicely because I don’t have to worry about getting a gift and she gets extra cushion money for Japan just in case she wants to buy more.

The day after the party I had a me day so I did some shopping and errands. I knew I was going to stay on my feet all day so I opted for casual.
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tops F21 | shorts AE | shoes LA | jewelery F21 & len

I took my grandma to the flea market early that morning to pick up some traditional wedding clothes.
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And then I headed to the mall after. Here are some outfits I tried on at F21. I only walked away with one which you’ll see in an upcoming haul post.
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I also stopped in victoria’s secret to browse.
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They have the cutest fitting rooms! And I found the cutest neon orange shorts but they didn’t have my size.
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And then later in the day I went fishing with my boyfriend and his brother and brother’s girlfriend. Well, I watched lol. Here’s Koko at the bait shop.
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It was fun until it started getting really cold and rainy.

I ended my weekend making plans for this year.
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As you can see by the theme, I need to start saving now!


Daily – 6/13/12 Work & Hair Cuts

Here’s a quick outfit of the day, typical work wear.
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Sears tank | f21 cardi | target belt | skirt unknown
Mufe HD foundation in 125 | Maybellene color tattoo in bad to the bronze | Loreal Volumonous waterproof mascara

I took my dog to work so we can make her grooming appointment. They took an extra hour this time to groom her but she turned out great!
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And while she was being groomed, so were my nails.
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More on these guys later!