Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I got tagged! Photo Tag via Rosamond

Rosamond of Beari's Beauties tagged me to do this photo tag

What you do:

1) Open your first photo folder

2) Scroll down to the 10th photo

3) Post that photo and story on your blog

4) Tag 5 other (or more) friends to do the same

Ha! This is a photo my boyfriend and I on halloween in 2007, about a month after we met. I've never been a big fan of taking pictures of myself and this is one of my first few attempts (hence the retarded angle and extreme close-up). I apologize for the snogging, we did a lot of that the first few months. HAHA!

Well, that's all for that. I'm going to tag a couple of people as well.

1. Holly!

2. Ella!

3. Courtney!

4. Stephanie!

5. Denysia!

Hope you had fun reading - anyone is welcome to do the tag as well, have fun!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dolly Tag - The List

Holly started a Tag about 5 celebrities you'd be allowed to cheat on your significant other with, lol.

I figured I'd do it because it seems quick and simple and I've been missing blogging (if you read my last post you'll know I'm unable to get on the internet at home now)

1. Mark Ruffalo

How frickin adorable right!? Personally, I think he looks a lot like my bf (or my bf looks a lot like him) so I feel very blessed because Mark is my ultimate celebrity crush - He's cute, he's funny, and he's a total family man.

2. Gerard Butler

OMG I love him! He's handsome, intelligent, talented, and just seems like an all-around great guy. I try to watch EVERY movie he comes out with.

3. Jake Gyllenhaal

Another cutey! I think a lot of folks were crushing on this celeb until Brokeback Mountain came out. For me, he's still in my list.

4. David Beckham

How can you NOT mention David Beckham in a hot celebrity list!? He's gorgeous AND he plays soccer, which is my fav. sport. I think Beckham is my longest running celebrity crush but he's dropped down in the list as I'm not really a fan of Posh... but who am I to judge right? She's beautiful and I'm sure she's a wonderful lady and mom. :-) Their kids are adorable too.

5. Eduardo Verastegui

Classic model/actor - the guy is just drop-dead gorgeous. He was on an episode of Charmed and I tracked him down through google. Very nice to look at, haha. I wouldn't say he's much of a celebrity though, yet.

Ok! That's it. I tag anyone who wants to do this - Holly wanted folks to comment to her blog with your post doing the tag so if you do it let her know too. I put a link to her blog in the "tag"

Monday, August 24, 2009


I'm sort of MIA from blogging right now as the only time I have available to be online now is at work and I can't really use it for personal things. The Internet cable that was connecting my boyfriend's computer to the Internet in my house was shredding (we were searching unsuccessfully for some thick electrical tape to combat this as my Aunt's door [Internet goes through her modem] was shredding the wire casing) and I think my Aunt got fed up and took the cable out and put it into the hallway where the dog ended up chewing it so the tiny clip piece is off now, a.k.a it won't stay in the modem.

I haven't really had anything to blog about lately anyways - money issues have made it so that I've decided I will not be purchasing any makeup (save for perhaps a few drugstore products I want to try) or clothing. I'm really needing to save and with my current income-to-bills ratio I can't be spending much AND be able to save. Sad, I know.

I think I am going to be focusing on beefing up my makeup skills (practicing more on myself and friends, when they let me, lol) and getting some good use out of the makeup I've already purchased. Hopefully I will get the cable fixed soon (it is REALLY long so I think we can just go somewhere to get it clipped and have the clippy part replaced).

Until then... I'll miss you! Feel free to follow me on Twitter (@ladonnaflynn) and I may try to figure out this blogging through my phone thing.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cambo Soup Giveaway!

Cambo Soup is having a Giveaway!

I've linked ^ to her post and blog there but here are the rules and what to do as well.

Basic Giveaway Rules:

1. You must be a follower of my blog

2. If you have a blog, please mention my giveaway in a post and link me. TY!

3. The contest ends August 28, 2009 (11:59 p.m. Pacific Time). I will judge entries over the weekend and the winners will be announced the subsequent Monday. If it gets too hard to make a decision then a random number generator will be used. You guys have about two weeks to do this!

What You Have to Do:

1. Make an awesome outfit/collage on Polyvore (people/makeup/clothes all OK)

2. Post the outfit on your blog on the same entry where you mention my giveaway

3. Leave a comment on this entry saying you want to enter and leave the url of the post where you mentioned my giveaway/ posted your Polyvore outfit in your own blog.

4. If you do not have a blog, please take a snapshot of your Polyvore outfit on your screen and email it to me at applegrace (at) gmail (dot) com.

What a cool contest huh!?! I'm really excited to enter just because I LOVE Polyvore and am in there quite often making fantasy outfits, haha.

Anyway, here's my entry and I hope you guys sign up to her blog, it's pretty cool!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Urban Decay Friends & Family Sale - 30% off entire order

Urban Decay is having their Friends and Family sale which means you get 30% off your entire purchase at check out by using the code FNFF1

The sale ends on August 20.

I HAD been planning on getting their massive Book of Shadows palette as it is normally $45 and I haven't had the money (when I remember I want it) to get it. However, I was told on their Twitter that it sold out on Aug 7. FML!

I'm really sad about that and it ALMOST makes me not want to spend my money on anything else but, who am I kidding, there's still stuff I want from their line.

I want:

a refill of their eyeshadow primer potion

their pore and brightening complexion perfection primers

their ink for eyes in binge, empire, and pyrotechnics

their naked and jailbait lipsticks

their score blush

and ALL of the heavy metal glitterliners!

Hmmmm, all of that would be like $205 (without tax) so with the 30% discount that's like $143 (again, without tax) but that's like $60 off!

What do you all want to get? Did you already get something?? Share share

Obsessions Tag! Your 5 Latest Obsessions

I got this tag from Aquaheart who tagged anyone who wanted to do it, heh.
The thing is to list 5 things that you are currently obsessed with so here goes!

1. MAKEUP! (picture is [not my makeup] curtesy of necessarymakeup)

I am so totally gaga for makeup that I have to really make a point to not spend all my money beefing up my collection! Haha. I'm currently saving up to get some more brushes but will be getting a few things at the drugstore that I've heard are really good and comparable to high-end brands, woot!

2. Nail Polish and Nail Art! (picture is [not my nail polish] courtesy of Karen's makeup and beauty blog )

I have started collection nail polishes (in addition to makeup) and doing my nails WAY more than I ever have in my life! Haha. I want to get some acrylic paint and brushes to start doing some of the awesome designs I've seen on youtube. Crafts stores/sally's here I come!

3. Blogging/Twitter (picture is courtesy of Toothpaste for Dinner and Zeugma)

I've always been on facebook and myspace and stuff like that but never have I been as active and happy about it as with Twitter and Blogging. I enjoy Twittering because it's just like ...whatever you want, whenever you want, and there's so much you can learn about on there with the trending topics, etc. With blogging I've discovered an avenue to be a little vain, talking about myself and what I like, and I've also learned a lot too. I can go to other peoples' blogs and discover things about products I never knew/might have wanted to try/will buy, etc. I've discovered places where I can get things inexpensively, etc. It's just a great arena to learn and express yourself and I'm so glad I found it/them! (wow I'm only at 3, haha!)

4. My Phone

Woohoo! I love my Blackberry (I hate AT&T though, lets not go there). I originally got the blackberry just because my Aunt's work was going to pay for it, LOL! Then that plan fell through and I ended up paying for it so I changed my plan to the bare minimum. However, I recently switched it back so my Blackberry does a bunch - I go on the internet, twitter, facebook, check my e-mail, etc. I love it.

5. Coffee (photo courtesy of [Dunkin Donuts!] energyfiend)

I LOVE coffee! When I was younger I stayed away from the stuff like it was the devil (I'm short and I had heard it stunts your growth, and lets face it... it stains your teeth!) However, when I started my full-time 7:30-3:30 job it was like, the cool thing to do/everyone was doing it (drinking coffee). So, I started having a cup (like 6oz) from the fast brewer in the little coffee room at work. Within no time I was in that coffee room like three times a day. Then I decided I would stop drinking it because caffeine is not that great for you and I wanted to whiten my teeth. I stopped drinking it for about a month and now I'm back to drinking it everyday, just two cups now. But, I've started buying different brands (dunkin', folders, green mountain) and experimenting with brewing. Ugh. I bought an expensive machine for at home and now I need it all the time, even on the weekends!

Alright, well those are my current obsessions. I hope you guys enjoyed reading!!

What are all of your current obsessions? I tag everyone who wants to participate, particularly
1. Holly (DollyMix184)
2. Ella (Ellacinderella)
3. Dulce (Dulce Candy)
4. Courtney (escourtn3y)
5. Sonia (sccastaneda)

Thanks so much for reading my blog!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Upcoming MAC collections and wishlist!

MAC Nail Trend F/W 09 with Jin Soon Choi Aug. 27, 2009 (picture and info from -
Nail Lacquers ($12.00)
-Cool Reserve*
-For Fun
-Dance All Night
-Rich Dark Delicious
-Dry Martini *
-Beyond Jealous

MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Collection Oct. 15, 2009(photo and information from -

Lipstick ($14.50)
-utter fun
-surprise me
-total wow!

Dazzleglass ($18.00)
-jingle jangle

Cremsheen Glass ($18.00)
-Ever So Rich
-Partial to Pink
-Boy Bait

Soft Sparkle Eyepencil ($14.50)
-Iris Accents*
-Night Sky

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($19.50)
-Devil may Care
-Under your spell
-midnight madness
-its a miracle*
-blue sorcery

Mineralize Blush ($21.00)
-su perdu pernatural*
-conjure up

Nail Lacquer ($12.00)
-$$$ Yes
-Lucky number

MAC Make-Up Art Collection Aug. 20, 2009(picture and info from -

Reflects glitter ($19.50)

Glitter ($19.50)

Pigments ($19.50)
-cocomotion *
-brash and bold
-heritage rouge
-push the edge

Lipstick ($14.00)
-front lit
-high strung
-lovin' it
-hold the pose
-full body

Eyeshadow Quads ($36.00)
-photo realism (greens)*
-skintone eyeshadow(neutrals)
-private viewing(pinks and purples)

Eyeshadows ($14.50)
-crest the wave
-off the page
-maira's magic
-purple shower
-violet trance

Technakohl liner ($14.50)
-colour matters*
-obviously orange
-artistic license*
-full of fuschia*

Blush ($18.00)
-the perfect cheek

All together I better be saving around $190 for everything I want. ACK! (my math doesn't even seem right, haha.) Plus tax it is probably like $300 or something.

I probably won't get everything I want. I'm trying to save up to get my own place (cross your fingers my Aunt gets the job she wants soon) and that means not spending all my moneys on makeup or clothes.

What do you all want from the above collections, or just from MAC in general?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

T-shirt giveaway!

Nicola Ticola is having a contest where you can win a cool punky t-shirt.

Here is the contest information - Join In

To enter the contest you must be a follower of her blog (there's a link in her name, Nicola Ticola) and leave a comment on the blog post.

Also, you can post about her contest in your blog and that counts as another entry.

I can't wait to get some more followers so I can have a contest. So fun!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Happy Thursday!

I felt like doing an update. I started this blog mostly because I was interested in blogging in general but also as a means for tracking my weightloss and such.

So, as my readers know (or you should!) I'm involved in a 4-day work week at my job where I work 4 10 hour days and then have a day off during the week. Well, it has been hard for me to figure out a time for exercising (I was going to my work's gym at 3:30 when I got off of work and then getting picked up by my boyfriend after he got off of work at around 4:40). Well, now I get out of work at 5:30 and get the train at 5:57 and get home around 6:30. My boyfriend now goes to the gym after work at like 4:30 (even though I begged him to wait so we could go together and share his membership at Planet Fitness, lol) because he doesn't want to hang around the house for like 2hrs. So.... by the time I get home I'm tired, hungry, and just want to eat dinner and go to bed. Lol.

I'm TRYING to motivate myself to go for a run when I get home... dinner will be there when I'm done but lately it's usually ME cooking or it is psychotically hot and I'd probably pass out.

Last night (aug 4) it was AWESOME out.. not too hot and there was a breeze but GUESS WHAT!!!! I get a call from Brandon (my boyfriend) at 5:55 while I'm waiting for the train that he got REARENDED!!! I freaked. I had had to take the car to the dealership on Saturday because the brakes/tires were really squeaky and it sounded dangerous and ended up having to pay $314 to get the front brakes replaced ($218 for LABOR) and then Brandon gets in an accident on Wed. OMG!

The damage is not really that bad... I'd already backed into a fire hydrant so there was a dimple in the (PLASTIC) bumper in the back and now there's a BIG crease in the bumper, a bunch of scratches (and red paint transfer from the stupid lady that hit him) and the bumper is sort of disconnected on the left side from the rest of the car. Also, when he got hit from behind our car was forced into the car that'd stopped short in front of him so there's some squishing of the plastic thing that holds the front license plate.

Anyways, the lady told Brandon she would pay for the damage but that she doesn't want to go through any insurance companies. I feel like I should... like, why should I do her a favor to make her insurance not go up when she HIT my car because she was being a dumby?! Brandon was upset with me because he thought I was freaking out about the accident too much and it wasn't that bad... I don't know.

Back to weightloss though... I'm 155 so staying steady despite not exercising, lol. I'm pleased with that but I want to be LOOSING weight and I feel like the definition I'd gained during my good working out period is gone.

Hopefully life will calm down, go back to normal, and I can start exercising again. I was just too upset/stressed last night to take advantage of the nice weather.

I hope everyone is doing great!! I probably won't be having many posts of late with new clothes/makeup or anything but I DID get in a MAC order I'd purchased before and some KORES guava body stuff I'd gotten from hautelook. I got 3 eyeshadows from MAC (trax, mythology, and retrospeck) as well as a 15 palette ... I swatched them and am totally in love but haven't used them yet (feel their too bold/sparkly for work, haha).

Monday, August 3, 2009

Makeup Collection August 2009

I've seen billions of videos on youtube showing the youtuber's makeup collection and I wanted to participate. I will probably do a video myself once I figure out how to upload and edit using my camera rather than my boyfriend's built in webcam. I'm hoping I can get some editing software for free from somewhere (if you all know something about this lemme know please!)

Anyways, here's some items in my makeup collection that I use on a regular basis, that I love, etc.


Elf's all over color stick in pink lemonade - usually use this as a blush

Elf's all over face brush - I use this for bronzer mostly and powder foundation. Using it less though as I got a kabuki brush from natural minerals or something.

ELF's brightening eye color in drama - omg I used to use this ALL the time for an awesome silvery smokey eye when I was going out. I use the light silver pretty often as an inner corner highlight still.

Bare Escentuals

mineral blush in crushed velvet (couldn't find a picture of it, came inthe Get Started Eyes, Cheeks, Lips kit, tan-dark)

I also use the brushes from this kit (except the lip liner), the lip plumping gloss is a little too intense for me in terms of the tingling effects.

Coastal Scents

V~ I LOVE the 88 piece makeup palette and I use it pretty often, the shadows are a little powdery but work nice.

Urban Decay

I use this palette a lot more than I did when I first bought it (after watching a tutorial from Fafinettex3) because I've learned more about color combination and what looks good on my eyes, with my skintone, etc.

this primer potion is the holy grail, however, I've never used any other kind of primer. I think I will pick something up (probably drugstore) just to be able to compare in my mind and feel more happy I have this. I also want to try their new pore minimizing potion!


The MAC graphic garden fresh cut palette from Nordstrom - I JUST got this Friday but I've already used it a bunch of times; I think my new obsession are the last two colors, poppy noir and fresh cut.

Alright, I think that's all I'll put up here in the blog post so I don't kill everyone with pictures. If you're interested to see anything else I can post something in comments or whatnot, like what I use for foundation, etc.

I also recently placed an order with MAC for three eyeshadows and a palette for my growing (slowly) collection. The shadows are 'mythology', 'retrospeck', and 'trax'. Super excited to try them out when I get them. I also own a quad with 'amberlights', 'honeylust', 'nylon', and 'saddle' along with the lipsticks 'blankety' and 'brave new bronze'.

I had to get the two front brakes on my car fixed ($300) this weekend so I won't be purchasing any new makeup for a while even though I REALLY want some new brushes (was looking at ELF's studio sculpt line and/or Coastal Scents) a couple palettes from Coastal Scents, and I want to try some drugstore stuff I've been hearing rave reviews on (some stuff from Revlon and Rimmel).

Ah well. Here's to saving up!! I will probably posting up some grumpy blogs soon about not being able to do anything, lol.