Monday, December 21, 2009

Fantabulous Weekend!

Hello bloggariffic beauties!

I hope everyone is having a great winter/holiday season! I just wanted to update on my weekend because it was glorious!

I'm usually a total luggabed on the weekends and am really one to stick to home during the winter but I was out almost all of this weekend!

I went on a crazy mad shopping spree on Friday night after work with the boy to get all of my last minute gifts for fam and friends and ended up getting a couple of things for myself at Sephora. I went there to try and get their $24 palette that had like 30 shadows, 4 lip glosses, and a blusher and bronzer but they were OUT of ALL the Sephora brand palettes. I ended up packaging my friend a BUNCH of the Nyx trio eyeshadow things I got during one of their sales because I've only used like one of those since I got it.

What I got at Sephora was:

Benefit Cosmetic's My Place of Yours Gina perfume $36- Holy HANNAH! I LOVE this perfume! This scent is sort of spicy and totally sexy. I've worn it for two days now and it is VERY long lasting! On Saturday I went to two parties and sprayed this on about 7pm, went to my first shindig about 8:30pm and then the secont about 10:20 or so and at BOTH parties people commented on how good I smelled. When I got up Sunday morning I could STILL smell the perfume and it was so yummy and almost made me not take a shower again, lol. 

I also got Too Faced's French & Fabulous Palette $28.50. I did a look with it on Sunday, just really fooling around, as I've never used anything from Too Faced before. The shadows were a little powdery and not as much payoff as I had expected but still very nice! I LOVE the pale beigy/peachy color, it's a perfect highlight for my skintone or an allover the lid color for a simple everyday neutral look. The look I did was a simple neutral look with the top right color as highlight, the top right as all over lid color, and a combination of the second row left color and the black shimmer color. I have not used the bronzer or highlighter yet but I'll let you know what I think when I do.

I also got two Sephora brand professional brushes; the small synthetic eyeshadow brush #26 for $13 and the blending brush #29 for $15 - now, the only other brushes I have are some eyeslipsface ones as well as a couple bare escentuals ones I got with a get started kit but these sephora ones are GREAT! They are WICKED soft and I've noticed an IMMEDIATE difference in the quality of my looks with them. It is easier to blend, my shadow application is now more precise, and I get less fall out! I think I will be buying more of these rather than continuing to lemm after MAC brushes. :-)

That's all I got. Happy Holidays! So stoked it's a three-day work week for me!

OMG! I also saw the movie Avatar last night (Sunday night) at the IMAX and the entire thing was in 3D. It was AMAZING! I want to go again! The only bad thing I can say about this is that the 3D kind of hurt my eyes for a bit and sitting in the same chair for like 3hrs was a little rough, particularly due to layering for the cold as it got a bit hot. So, if you do decide to go see this... don't dress too warm, or do layers you can really take off in a confined space, lol. I could go on and on about how much I loved this but I won't (don't want to seem TOO dorky, haha)


Jade "Purple" Brown said...

great post!very helpful!

LaDonna said...

Hey Jade! I'm glad you found this helpful! happy holidays!