Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Everyday look

I'm definitely no way near a makeup expert as I leave that to many of the youtube makeup gurus but I do love to get glamorous on occasion. On a typical day though, I like to wear more of a natural look. I often think of makeup as an enhancement to your face, it should add the right amount of touch to complete your look. Here are a few makeup products that are my go to on a regular day out or perhaps a night out to dinner...

1. Mac Brush 116 - I use this brush to apply almost everything on my face from powder to blush 2. MAC mineralize skin finish natural in medium plus - a very light & sheer powder, it's so natural and doesn't leave a cakey feel (absolute no no) 3. Mac Paint - I use this as my eyelid primer which doesn't leave any creases 4. Mac Ricepaper - This is an amazing eyebrow highlighter 5. Mac Expensive Pink - my all time favorite go to eye shadow 6. Shu uemura eye lash curler - I can't use anything else, this does wonders to the lashes 7. Benefit Bad Gal mascara - one word amazing 8. Nars Deep Throat blush - my current love (similar to Orgasm but without the gold shimmer) 9. Stila Lip Glaze in Papaya - natural, sheer lip gloss that looks perfect on any lipstick

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reservations checked!

If I haven't bragged enough in my last two posts, I'm sorry but I'm doing it again. This time a whole post dedicated to bragging about us going on a family vacation to Paradise. Sorry, I can't help it, every part of my body is pouring excitement and did I mention that I desperately needed this vacation? Also did I fail to mention that this vacation was almost denied twice by my manager?! Well thankfully I was approved for 10 days of pure relaxation, eating to my heart's content, and just enjoying my time with my two loves aka my king and prince.

Other than booking our flights from Hawaiian Airlines which we did back in December, our next biggest thing to tackle was finding a hotel. The rates for rooms on the beach is insanely expensive this year and found the lowest price at $209 per night. That may not sound too shabby, but imagine staying for more than a week, to some people that's already their monthly mortgage. I've even came to a decision that we should stay at a condo just a few blocks from the beach, but my heart kept telling me it's just not the same. Thankfully, my sis was able to get a group discount for her wedding guests, although it was still pricey, it sounded better than $200+ a night. I am excited to say that we booked our room at the beautiful grounds of Hilton Hawaiian Village, nothing but the best on Oahu (IMHO). We've stayed here for the past 4 visits to Hawaii including the time I got married and we absolutely love it. You never have to leave the grounds! The resort even has wild animals, wild meaning penguins, flamingos, abundance of huge koi fishes and so much more. Check it out for yourself...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Obsessed much?

Okay, for the past month, if you haven't noticed for the people who's been following me on Twitter, that I've been stuck on beauty products. Not too mentioned that I've been wasting all of my time on YouTube watching makeup gurus to see what's the hottest thing at the moment. Well people, this current obsession of mine has taken on a whole new level (my hubby thinks I'm insane). Last week was all about eye shadows, and I was immediately drawn to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Oh em gee, all those colors looked gorgeous and so natural (my absolute favorite type to wear btw) and I had to get my hands on it!

Well dolls, it wasn't that easy! I thought I can easily get it at Sephora, but every store 50 miles out from my city was literally sold out. According to the sales lady, "Don't even bother getting on the list, too many people is on it, and basically it's first come first serve." Okay, I didn't panic, I told myself I will search online. Well it turns out, it's sold out online as well, and the only place I can find it was at Ebay, of course almost selling the double price. No thank you!

So I decided to wait it out and hopefully I will have it before I leave on my vacay. Well what do you know, being a little bad girl, I decided to call in sick on a typical Tuesday and decided to go to the Valley Fair Mall. Well, this story gets quite interesting. I happened to stop at Macy's to exchange a shirt size for Max (if anyone knows me, I hate Macy's and refuse to go there, and practically never step foot in that department store. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Macy's but plastic shopping bags? C'mon now!). Well on the way out, guess what I see on the shelf at Urban Decay??? Two last palette's left and yes, I finally got my hands on one! I was beyond excited!

The first palettes came out with the 24/7 gliding brush and the cost was about $44, but the one I bought has the eye shadow brush and price increased to $48. I probably didn't need another brush but hey, the brush alone is $26, so I'm definitely getting a great deal on this palette. This set also comes with a primer potion. Ok, enough of my long rant, see for yourself...
Of course this picture just not do any justice, once I open the package, I will take real photos of the palette and update this blog. For now, it will have to be from their website. You can click on the picture to enlarge it to have a better idea on how beautiful the colors look.

Never too late..

To give an update! Whoa! Shame on me that my last blog post was back in the beginning of January. If you noticed, I've had a very busy February.

Here is a quick update:

My baby boy turned one in February and his first birthday kept me quite busy for the past 3 weeks. Although I was ecstatic to plan the event, I'm quite relieved its over. One word: stressful!

Not only I had my lil bubba's big party to plan, but the next weekend I had to figure out what to do for my hubby's birthday. (With minor hurdles and bumps such as the restaurant not having our reservation, we were able to once again enjoy the company of our family and friends, and my husband got pretty chocolate wasted.) LOL

With my grandparents coming back to the US, and all the other little events here and there, I managed to once again to neglect my blog. Hopefully, I can start to blog more often especially after I purchase my DSLR camera for our big trip to Hawaii.

I've been on the hunt for new spring/summer pieces for my Hawaii trip and new cosmetic products (moderate to affordable prices) that I bought and will buy for my trip and for the upcoming spring and summer season. I can't wait to blog about these amazing findings.

Last but not least, did I mention that we're heading over to Hawaii for my sister's wedding and my hubby & I's 2 year wedding anniversary? Pretty stoked, I might add!