Wednesday, June 24, 2009

budget makeup

my life really is a sad thing. I have an extreme love for makeup, but I can't wear anything except the most expensive brands. My budget cannot afford this. And the only type of foundation i can wear is mineral foundation, por example, I recently used an eyeliner and eyeshadow and my whole eye is now swollen. So I'm making a list of budget makeup stores that are for the non-allergic, and well, the ones like me. I'm actually most sensitive to eye makeup. and anything put around the eye area.

  • E.L.F. (Eyes Lips Face): Usually found only online at although gift sets are sold in Mandee and some makeup is sold at Big Lots and local Dollar Stores.
  • Drugstore Brands such as L'oreal, Maybelline
  • .mark and avon: sold only through a representative or online
  • Ulta
  • Sephora
  • Coastal Scents


  • Coastal Scents
  • Mineral Makeup from any store (except E.L.F.)
  • Ulta
  • Sephora
  • Maybelline
  • Clinique

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Starter Makeup Kit

When teens are just starting out while experimenting with makeup, I believe that there is a set kit that every parent or teen should supply for themselves.

The Starter Kit
  • Eyeliner: The basics are three eyeliners, one in black, brown and white. Some eyeliners that are of good quality and are drugstore brands are NYC (the 99 cent ones) and also Covergirl and L'oreal. Sephora makes a great Sephora brand eyeliner. Ones I do not reccomend are from E.L.F. and other cheap brands because they can cause allergic reactions and the Brightening Eyeliner form E.L.F. does not apply any pigment.
  • Foundation: In one of the following forms: Liquid, Powder, or Mineral. There is also a 'whip' avalible from Maybelline. I suggest Milani and L'oreal mineral foundations in both a pressed and loose powder. Covergirl's foundations are the best for a normal powder. L'oreal True Match is the best liquid foundation for my skin type (combination, yellow undertones). When one is just starting out, do not apply a ton of foundation, you only need to apply it to the t-zone to even out your skin tone.
  • Concealer: Any concealer usually works, although again, I do not reccomend E.L.F because I got an allergic reaction to it. PIck a concealer in a shade lighter then your foundation skin tone. Apply your foundation on the dark circles under your eyes and on your blemishes. I like Neutrogena and Covergirl Foundations as well as the Sephora brands and this random Korean brand I bought somewhere :]
  • Eyeshadow: Eyeshadow is the most fun to play with, so I suggest the 78 or 88 matte pallete from Coastal Scents. They are only around twenty dollars and are of great quality. Buy as many colo rs as you want because the looks you can create with shadow are infinite. You can even create a colored eyeliner out of a shadow!
  • Makeup Brushes: Buy a foundation brush, concealer brush, eyeliner or lipliner brush, eyeshadow brush, eye crease brush, eye smudge sponge, blush brush, and a angled bronzing brush. I suggest Esscene of Beauty, Sonia Kashuak and E.L.F. for brushes.

Have fun buying makeup!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Tuesday, June 16, 2009


i have one final test over, my social studies one, and four more to go! :) So, in light of that all, I've decided to start a strict summer regimen for myself. and No, it definitely does not involve studying! I've decided to make a ton of DIY things for myself before I leave to China. I've come up with at least 10 ideas for cute accessories and clothes, that are totally 100% mine! I just have to find the time to make them and buy the materials. Do you know Lisa Kathryn? Her headbands are so gorgeous, they've inspired me to somehow make one for myself. :) Do you think it's possible?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

praise the Lord

for he is good and worthy of all of our praises, forever and ever. those who shall ignore his presence, even when he is still around you, shun the presence of the Almighty Lord.

thats my thoughts of the day :) on a slightly spiritual high. it's a good feeling. i went walking this morning, at aorund 8 AM, it felt good to be surrounded by God's creations and his creative work. It was the perfect temperature, and I'm going to do it again tommorow :) how utterly random.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

so here's something new.

it's for me and you. I'm bringing something new to the table. it's going to be literally something new, I'm going to bring a fresh idea, or item every time I post something so you guys will have even more things to enjoy! :) By the way, I can not wait for demi lovato's sophomore album to come out, Here we go again, in July. Her first one showed off her rocker style and talent, but I know this one will prove what an amazing vocal range she has! So here's something fresh for you:

Frilly Summer Headbands

Tip: check out, and for great chic and unique budget friendly styles!

Tip: Watch out for Miley Cyrus and Max Ariza's collaboration for a fashion line in Walmart this summer!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


i don't want your sympathy.
i kinda knew you'd never be into me.
so why now?

i don't need your sympathy
or anything to do with you.
you're really not what i thought you were

i don't want your pity
all i need is me for me.

Monday, June 1, 2009

my favorite quilted bag, under $50

everyone loves a quilted bag, i mean, the sophistication it exudes is beyond anything you can get form any other bag. Chanel got it all right. So I decided to give you a few great links to big and small bags you can use for either evening or day for under $50. A quilted bag is a worthwhile investment that will never go out of style. For example, after searching Urban Outfitters and their sale section, I found a few great PVC bags, both big and small under fifty bucks. Enjoy the coupon below! My ELF shipment was recently shipped, a review and some looks soon maybe!
Urban Outfitters Coupon Expires 6/2: Enter SUMMER10 for a 10% discount!

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