Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving - Review

Here is my review of Rimmel London's Stay Matte foundation in the color sand (300) - I've been using this foundation pretty much since the weather got a bit colder and my powder foundation just wasn't cutting it for keeping me moisturized. I'm not a fan of looking "dewy" like many others because I feel like I just look oily so the 'matte' portion of this product's title really grabbed me. I read good reviews on MUA so I decided to pick this up (I also purchased the pressed powder).

First: This is a very THICK and full coverage foundation so it took a bit for me to get used to the feel of it on my skin. I actually add some of my moisturizer to this just to thin out the consistency but other than that I LOVE it. It really does make my skin look flawless and minimizes pores like it says. However, I don't know about this "clarifying" claim. My skin hasn't cleared up. It states that it lasts for 12 hours but I only wear it for about 8 because I go to the gym after work and before I get my sweat on I wash it off. You definitely will need some good makeup wipes with this as I said it is a thick formula and seems pretty water resistant.

I didn't really have any cons with this but, as I mentioned, for anyone who likes that infamous "dewy" look you probably would steer clear of this foundation or invest in a good highlighter/illuminator to put on top.

Thanksgiving just passed! What did everyone do for theirs? I actually got to have TWO Thanksgivings this year - one at my boyfriend's house and then one at mine. Also, I visited my Dad and his side of the family for the first time and it was great. One of my cousins just had a baby boy (2 months old) and I got to cuddle him the whole time. I didn't bring my camera though, UGH! I told my cousin I better get a call though if they ever want to go out. They just live in Lynn so not a huge haul. I told him I'd babysit for free! Haha.

Did anyone go all out for the Black Friday? I got exhausted watching all the commercials for 3am-4am deals and, mostly due to being sick and poor, did not get up at that ungodly hour to shop. I did hit the mall around 10am though but I couldn't find anything I was looking for - it was utter chaos in all the stores I went to with stuff just thrown around. I felt bad for the employees, they all looked so frustrated. Haha. So glad I'm not in retail anymore!

I actually just did a big shop online today for "cyber monday" and knocked out all but 3 on my list, woo! I'll probably pick up a few more things for people before Christmas is here but I'm relieved I got something for almost everyone already! I did all my shopping at Kohl's - They have a 15% off for all orders like $50 and under with free shipping using CYBER15 and then 20% off orders of $100 or more with free shipping using CYBER20, ended up with $30 off my order!

Well, that's all folks! I hope you all had a great holiday and are doing well :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Outfit of the Day :-)

I don't have any pictures (was running late this morning) but here's my outfit of the day today!

Items in this set:
Old Navy dress, $25
Old Navy sweater, $37
Old Navy boots, $30
Old Navy tights, $9.50

These are three of the things I got in my Old Navy shopping spree (an early xmas gift from my Aunt). I got another pair of the boots in khaki, a black pair of the tights, and two sweatshirts in grey and white.

WARNING for any interested in these cable knit tights - get a size above what you'd normally get. The top part of the tights (crotch and bum area) has this odd stitching that gets super tight. I wish I'd gotten a bigger size because it's a litle uncomfortable at the top, particularly when I sit. I regret being too excited about the package that I ripped into everything and then after I'd gotten the grey pair on was like NOOOOO. Hahah.

The dress is so great! I NEVER wear dresses and this is the first probably since 2 years ago when my Aunt on my dad's side got married, haha. I NEVER wear dresses (granted it's with thick tights but whatever!) and I don't feel akward or gross at all. I think this is one of those "shirt" dresses so it is really rather boxy and loose but it has a really cute belt that sits high up on the waist so it cuts a cute figure.

Hope everyone's having a good week and are looking forward to Thanksgiving. Can't wait for the turkey coma ;-)

Monday, November 16, 2009

RANT against Forever21 sizes


The blazer I was so excited about that I posted about purchasing online from Forever 21 came and IT DOESN'T FIT ME!!! I got it in a large because I know their stuff runs a bit small (I'm usually roomy in a medium) and this thing wouldn't even button!! I am by no means fat, I know this despite the fact that I often call myself fat, but I am busty. I have a bigger chest but that wasn't even the REAL problem with this thing (it was a tad tight around the chest). I am petite so a lot of shirts and such can be longer on me - this blazer didn't even reach my waist!!! It looked like I'd hacked off half of the damn thing as it came to just below my bust where my ribcage starts, way too high above the waist to even look like it's supposed to be a cropped style.

It was like I bought something from the children's section - WTF!?! Am I wrong in the knowledge that Forever 21 is for WOMEN and young adults??? I'm so pissed. It is such a sucky feeling to buy something in a size up and then have it not fit you. I feel fat and gross and depressed because I had SO many outfits planned with that blazer, lol.

Ok, end rant I guess. The other shirts I got fit. I guess I will have to start hunting for another blazer now. Anyone have any suggestions? I want something between a boyfriend blazer and something more feminine.

Aside from this everything's peachy in my life, lol. I bought some other stuff from Old Navy so waiting for that to get in - some warm tights, a couple sweatshirts, a dress, and a couple pairs of boots (similar to the pair I bought at AMIclubwear). I'm super bummed about the blazer though. This is after I'd just rediscovered a shruggy shawl thing I'd bought from Forever21 that I didn't think fit either but I realized just should be worn with t-shirts :-) One item back in the wardrobe and one out I guess. I can probably give the blazer to my Aunt - She's slimmer than me and it might look right on her taller frame, who knows. I guess one shouldn't buy stuff like blazers and jackets online if you don't really know the shop's sizing in that area.

How's everyone's November going? Struggling with my Lia Sophia direct selling business... no one is booking shows and no one is interested in ordering. Boo. I've set up an online shopping event through my personal web site with them throughout november and into december so I'm hoping I'll get some bites on that.

Monday, November 9, 2009

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

Urban Decay Cosmetics is having their Friends and Family sale!! The sale starts today (November 9) and goes until November 20 (that's a friday). 

Urban Decay has some really awesome stuff! Their new (sort of) Ink for Eyes has been in tons of magazines lately and I really, personally, want to try their complexion primers. I exclusively use their eyeshadow primer so I'll probably snag some more of that as well. I also want a few of their ink for eyes and the show pony shadow box. What I really, really want is the Book of Shadows version 1. BAH! hehe.

What do you guys want???


Hi guys. Yet again it's been WAY TOO LONG since I posted. I think last time I was talking about possibly joining up with Lia Sophia. Well, I did. I just got my first paycheck and I'm stoked about it. My first month went pretty quick and now this second month is going sooo slow and I can't find anyone who wants to throw a Lia party, lol. Wish me luck!

I stopped going to the gym for a little bit and wasn't eating so great so I'm back at 150lbs, ugh. It's so funny though because no one believes I'm that heavy so I guess I hold it well (it's luckily all in my bum I think, haha!) However, I think I've retained the muscle I built up while I was going everyday. I've been back to going everyday for about 2 weeks not (even running saturday mornings!). I'm feeling good about myself again so I'm hoping I won't take another hiatus.

I was on a no-spend for a while despite dying for some fall trendy clothing items. However, last Friday I splurged a bit and got some boots from AMIclubwear and a couple of shirts from Forever21. I got an e-mail Saturday saying they were shipped so I'm hoping I get them today or tomorrow, wee! Oh, I also got a credit card. It's my first one (I'm 24, haha) and those were my first purchases with it. I'm a little nervous but I only spent what I could repay so I should be fine.

Boots from AMIclubwear (12.99):

Shirts from Forever21:

Blazer from Forever21:

I can't wait to get my stuff. I'm hoping the blazer, because it is rather fitted looking, won't be boxy on me. I got another blazer once but it wasn't fitted or styled really at all and it looks horrible.

I went out for Halloween (I live in Salem, haha) as Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas but didn't take any pictures or anything. It was pretty fun. Started the night out with the bf (he decided to be Joe Dirt and I gave him some chops and he wore a blonde wig) and his friends... then I met up with my friend Jess and her bf and some of his friends. We all ended up splitting up but it worked out for the best I think.

Hmm, trying to think of anything else that's happened since I posted last but, aside from Lia stuff, nothing's new. Haha. I saw Paranormal Activity this weekend, wasn't that great. My bf bought the xbox 360 game Dragon Age and we've been playing that. Lots of fun! We're getting the new Call of Duty tonight and he's super excited, haha. Boys and their video games.

Well, that's all I can think of for now. I'll try to get back to posting regularly again. Trying also to get my friends to let me experiment on them with makeup, LOL! If/when I do I'll put pictures up.