Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quick Update of Sorts

Hello Lovely Followers of mine!!
Now I did say I would be having a giveaway when I either hit 200 post or hit 50 followers. However, I'm going to have to postpone my giveaway for awhile seeing as how my honey and I are kind of financially unstable at the moment. To make a long story short, my coworker didn't put it the right amount of hours (that I worked on my time card) into the system..so when I got paid, I got shorted almost 4 hours of pay. So with that being said, my giveaway will be postponed till a later day. I might just move it up to 300 posts to give me some time to get some goodies saved up for you all. I hope you all understand.

To brighten everyone's day I would love to share some non-beauty related pictures that I took yesterday at a water garden. It was so nice [minus the heat]. 

Enjoy! 









 I got to feed the Koi fish :) I love Koi!







I hope you guys liked my pictures from yesterday!! I have a huge haul post coming shortly, so stay tuned!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tag: Me In Threes

Hi Dolls! I stole this tag from Jenny over @ The Skinnies. Her blog is super cute!





Three names I go by:
1. Katie
2. Sis
3. Ms. Ej1 (even though I no longer have an ej1)

Three jobs I have had:
1. Bagger @ Savemart Supermarkets (in Cali)
2. Cashier @ Victoria's Secret
3. Receptionist @ Smart Living Companies

Three places I have lived:
1. Ceres, CA
2. Turlock, CA
3. Houston, TX

Three favourite drinks:
1. Mountain Dew (Regular)
2. Passion Fruit Iced Tea (starbucks)
3. Rootbeer

Three TV shows I watch:
1. Teen Mom
2. True Blood
3.  Secret Life of the American Teenager

Three places I have been:
1. Sandusky, OH
2. Joplin, MO
3. Phoenix, AZ

Three places I would like to visit:
1. Dublin, Ireland
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Tokyo, Japan

Three people who text me regularly:
1. Blake (boyfriend)
2. Emily (best friend)
3. Ryan (friend)

Three favourite old TV shows:
1. Rocko's Modern Life
2.Ren and Stimpy
3. The Magic School Bus

Three favourite dishes:
1. Crunch Roll (Sushi)
2. Steak Kabob w/veggies
3. Corn dogs :)

Three makeup products I cannot live without:
1. Eyeshadow
2. Mascara
3. Nail Polish


Three things I'm looking forward to:
1. Cali trip
2. Finishing up work on my civic
3. Getting my nasty front tooth fixed!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

NOTD Revisited: Sexy in the City

I'm pretty sure I did a post about this at the beginning of the year but I thought I'd take you all back down memory lane with it. 

Today I chose to wear China Glaze's Sexy in the City, well actually my bestie Matt picked it out. Out of all the colors of nail polish I have, he chose this one. He made me laugh because the only reason he picked this one was because it looked like Captiva Blue Pearl from a 92-95 Honda Civic Hatchback. Guys! lol.



Anyway, I love the color. I really am not that big of a blue fan at all but this color is really beautiful!

Sorry that my nails look like crap still..I haven't painted them in awhile so I kinda messed up a little lol.

Hope you like them anyway!!


Only 2 more posts till I do my 200 posts giveaway! Stay tuned!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Giveaway Announcement: Lipgloss Love Affair

I just wanted to share with you all a giveaway going on for a set of Sigma brushes! Click Here to go to Lipgloss Love Affairs blog and enter!!

Here's what you'll win!

Giveaway ends on August 14th!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review: Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo & Captivating Curls Mousse

I got these two bottles for free from Suave [to see how I got them for free, see previous post]. I've been wanting to try a dry shampoo considering I have heard good things and bad things about them. Figured it was worth a shot [it was free, why not?]. I also picked up the captivating curls mousse. My hair really isn't curly, it's more wavy than anything but I wanted to try it too.

Now let's start this review!!


Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo:

Is said to " Absorb oil & refresh between washes". 

"This dry shampoo spray, with mineral clay-refreshes hair to prevent a greasy feel between washes."
"How to use: Shake can well before and during application. Hold 8-10 inches from hair. Spray directly on oil roots. Use heat from the palm of your hand to rub in excess powder. For oil prone hair, apply on first day hair is washed to give extra volume and texture as well as to absorb oil throughout the day."

My Verdict: The scent of this is lovely. A very citrus, clean smell. I loved the smell just fine but I did not like the powdery residue it leaves in your hair if you don't happen to work it all in on the first try. Not only the only powdery residue but I had to spray a LOT to make it feel like my hair wasn't oily. Even then, it didn't really do that great of a job. I feel like I've used half of the bottle just within two days! Overall, I'm not super pleased with this product but I will probably continue using what I have left and see if maybe I just need to spray more and cover a bigger area or something.

[Ewwwww Powder in my hair?!] [yes I need to shave my arms again]

Leaves some residue on your hands..ick!


Repurchase?: I would have to say no on this. The scent was lovely but I don't think this product is for me. If my hair gets too oily, I'll shampoo it. lol. I think they made dry shampoo for the more "lazy" people that don't like to wash their hair a lot. [not saying that I was mine every day but I don't let it get super nasty].


Next Review:

 Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse:

"For 24 Hour touchable curls"

"This alcohol-free mousse, with anti-frizz complex, helps define and hold natural curl patterns. The whipped cream texture combines light conditioners and control so that curls are touchable, not crunchy."
"How to use: Shake can well and turn upside down, Dispense into hand and emulsify between palms. Squeeze the mousse into wet hair. Gently blot excess water out of hair with a squeezing motion and thin towel. This helps work in the mousse for even curl formation. Blow dry with a diffuser on low setting. Tilt head from side to side allowing heat to flow from ends into root. For shoulder length curls, use 1-2 golf ball size amounts. Use more for longer, thick textured hair. Use less for shorter fine textured hair."

My Verdict: I personally liked this one over the dry shampoo. I don't really have curly hair, just wavy but I wanted to try it out because I do like to keep my waves in order and plus I had never tried a mousse before. Figured, it was free, give it a whirl. The texture of this mousse is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love the texture, the smell, the ease. It's lightweight so it doesn't wear my hair down. When I used this I didn't blow dry it. Blow drying it might help the product work better but I mainly wanted to see how well it would work if I just put some in my hair and then went to bed. It didn't work too bad but I still had frizz [unstoppable]. I think had I used it after a day time shower, it would have had better results. I think sleeping on it made it not work out too well for me. In the end it's a great product and for $2.47, it's cheap enough to give a try! Did I mention it's got the nice clean smell to it too? but not so much citrus this time like with the dry shampoo.


It looks just like whipped cream!!! I could almost.....

Just kidding!!! haha

Great Texture and it holds onto for dear life!!


Repurchase?: I actually might repurchase this. It's only $2.47 so why not??


I hope you all enjoyed my review today! Let me know what you think and if you have purchased any of these before!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tag: Would You Rather

I found this cute tag by checking out Christine's lovely blog over @ MAkeup, Beauty & Fashion , you can check out her tag post on her blog by clicking the link above ^.

Thanks for sharing this cute post with us Christine! 

I <3 my baby girl!!





Let's get started!! 



1) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip-glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
Probably going to have to say palettes and eye shadows because right now I'm hooked on pink lipsticks and glosses and that would be a nightmare to lose what I do have lol.

2) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

This is a toughy because I'm use to having my hair a certain length but if I had to choose I'd have to say chop off all of my hair..mainly because it does grow back and never being able to cut it again would kill me in the summer time.

3) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

Definitely pink! I, like Christine, love pink!

4) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup? 

I'd spend it on clothes because right now, clothes don't exist in my closet. I need clothes bad, so $1000 would be amazing!

5) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?
Lipstick as eyeliner.

6) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
Oooo, that's a tough one because I don't really shop at either..but if I had to choose, MAC

7) Would you rather only use one eye shadow color or one lip color the rest of your life? 

Hmm..one lip color cause I almost ALWAYS wear pink.

8) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
Summer clothes in the winter...I love the cold!!

9) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Bright nails definitely! I love bright colors

10) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product? 

I would rather give up my favorite eye product because I always need something on my chapped lips.

11) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
Ponytail

12) Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip-gloss?

Never use lip gloss..I love painting my nails bright colors so that's a must

13) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all? Or sharpie them in everyday?

This is horrible! Sharpie because at least there would be something there lol.

14) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

Makeup because I really don't wear a ton of makeup so I can live without that.


Hope you all enjoyed my answers! I'm tagging all of my followers to do this tag!! This is a super fun tag and easy so I hope everyone does it! Have a great night!

Giveaway Announcement: Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

Giveaway time ladies!!! Christine @ Makeup, Beauty & Fashion is having a giveaway for 4 wet n wild eye shadows!

 Her giveaway ends August 1st so enter today !! !!! !!! !!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Giveaway Announcement: Shortwidenails

Hello lovely followers!!! I just wanted to share this amazing giveaway for 16, yes 16 image plates! :D

To Enter: Click Here 

Then simply fill out the form on her page and boom! You're entered!! Super easy and what a great giveaway this is!



This giveaway ends on July 27th, so head on over and enter! =)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hair Products Haul + FOTD

Last night I checked my mail and low and behold, I had two free samples inside. I got back to my apartment before opening them. Inside one was a can of Alpo dog food with a $1.00 off 3 cans. The other sample was an envelope and when I opened it, it had 2 coupons for FREE Suave Professionals Hair Products. SCORE!

So today I took a quick trip to wally mart. I normally go on Sunday anyway to get my Sunday paper [coupon whore] and get some other stuff that I need [whatever]. I debated between getting the volumizing mousse or the captivating curls mousse; I chose the captivating curls mousse.

I have never used a mousse before so this should be interesting. I'm excited to try it out! I also got a bottle of Dry Shampoo. I have heard mixed reviews about dry shampoos from a few beauty gurus, so I'm hoping this is amazing!

If you would like to get free products from Suave here's the link to how I was able to score 2 free products: Free Suave Products






Just a little close up shot of the two bottles I got. I was so excited to get these for FREE. They retail for $2.47 at Wally Mart [Wal-mart]. There are many other hair products from Suave Professionals to try out but these two stood out to me. I cannot wait to give them a try and post up a review for all of you who are interested and trying these out. 

Have you used any of the Suave Professionals Hair Products? What were they?




Onto my FOTD:


I didn't really plan on doing much today so here's a list of what I did wear:


Purple eyeshadow from urban decay [forgot the name]
L'Oreal Double Extend Mascara and Primer
No Name Hot Pink Lip gloss


For my outfit I wore:


Old Navy V-Neck shirt [super comfy and light]
Old Navy Tank top
Old Navy Jeans
Old Navy Flip Flops


[Dang! I should be a spokes person for Old Navy!]


^_^



and of course no FOTD is complete without one goofy picture!

 


Friday, July 15, 2011

Giveaway Announcement: Lipgloss Love Affair

Lipgloss Love Affair is having a HUGE hello kitty giveaway! You all should check out her blog and become a follower.



Giveaway ends August 31st!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Apologies!

Photo Credit: Google Images



Hi!! Wow, it's been awhile since I have actually done a post about makeup, reviews, hauls or really, anything in general. I'm sorry to leave you guys having for a few days. My weekend was very crazy with trying to fit time in to see friends from Cali, working on the cars and doing chores.

I hope everyone is doing well.. I will try my hardest to get back into posting at least once a day or every other day (if I can find stuff to review).

So don't stray away, I'll be back with some new posts soon!!

<3

Monday, July 11, 2011

Giveaway Announcement: Power Femme

Hi Ladies!! Just wanted to tell you all about this great giveaway going on over at Power Femme. 
 She is throwing a 100 Followers giveaway!

Here's some details:



June/July 2011 issue of Bust, a great feminist magazine with an emphasis on popular culture, style, and beauty
A cute polka dotted journal to write down all of your brilliant thoughts and blog ideas
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Blush & Highlight in Healthy Glow
wet N wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Trio in The Gilded Age (summer limited edition)
wet N wild ColorIcon Bronzer in Everything Under the Sun (summer limited edition)
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Purple Pizzazz
Mario Badescu Skin Care Vitamin E Body Lotion (2 oz.)
Lydia's Needle Handcrafted Soap in Black Tea Cedar
alba Lip Balm in Passionfruit Nectar



Guidelines

1. You MUST be a public follower on Google Friend Connect. New followers welcome!

2. Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to US followers. In the future I hope to host a giveaway open to my wonderful readers abroad as well. Sorry!

3. If you are under 18 years of age you must ask a parent for permission to enter.

4. To enter, please fill out the form below.

5. Giveaway ends July 25th. 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone

6. Winners will be selected using random.org

7. The winner will be announced on this blog and notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email, or else another winner will be selected.

Entries (5 possible)

Mandatory
Must be a public follower and must provide email address (1 entry)

Optional
Blog about this giveaway or put it in blog sidebar (please use the first image and link back to this post, and provide link for where you mention this giveaway: +1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway (please provide permalink: +1 entry)
Follow me on Facebook (please provide the name you follow me under: +1 entry)
Post giveaway in Facebook status (please provide permalink for post: +1 entry)


If you have any questions, please email me at thepowerfemme@gmail.com
Good luck!
So  head on over to her page, become a follower and enter today! Link to her page is at the top

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Giveaway Announcement: Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

Hi Ladies!! How's everyone enjoying this hot weather! >.< ugh..I want winter to be here already. haha. Anyway, I have a giveaway announcement to share with you all! Christine over at Makeup, Beauty & Fashion is having a great giveaway!

Here's some info!!

The Giveaway Rules:
♥ You must be a follower of my blog using Google's Friend Connect.
♥ If you dont have a blog, you can follow me on my facebook page
and share the giveaway on your page.
♥ Comment on this post with either your blog link or email so i can contact you if you win.
♥ Go to Apothica’s Facebook and tell them what you like about their site
or which product you want to get if you win this giveaway.

Extra Entries:
♥ Follow Apothica on Facebook
(remember to provide your FB name in the comments)
♥ Follow Apothica on Twitter
(remember to provide your twitter name in the comments)
♥ 2 extra entries if you tweet about this giveaway
and mention me (Teeny89) and @apothica
♥ 2 extra entries if you add this giveaway to your blog sidebar.
♥ 5 extra entries if you do a blog post (remember to provide the link to
your post)

If you do any of the extra entries, please let me know in the comment section.
Doing the extra entries gives you a better chance of winning the giveaway. You dont have to do them ^_^

This giveaway open Internationally but Apothica does not ship to all countries.
Giveaway ends July 19th!        

To enter simply click the link above with her blog title and it'll send you right to her page! Good luck!
                                              

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

I am so beyond excited to receive this award. I'm actually shocked because not too many people follow or read my blog so I'm just shocked that I received an award.

Thank you I Colour Outside The Lines for tagging me for this award!!



The Rules
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2. List 7 things about yourself that you haven't mentioned before
3. Tag 7 people and let them know you've done so!

7 things about me:
1.I am obsessed with cars! I love working on them!
2. I'm bigger, so I deal with self esteem issues almost daily
3. I have a cat and a snake as pets =]
4. Photography is a passion of mine
5. I've currently got 6 gray hairs at the age of 24
6. I'm a really nice, giving person when you become friends with me.
7. I'm addicted to Chinese and Thai food.

Now for the blogs I'm going to give this award to. This will be tough. I'm going to only give this award to those that don't have as many followers as others. Everyone needs a little boost every now and then. =]
1. Embellishments
7. aSoftBlackStar

All done!! I really hope you all check out the blogs above! I wouldn't tag them if they weren't all awesome =]

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lip Products: Reviews & Swatches

Who loves lipsticks!! I do! I especially love bright pinks [Macs Candy Yum Yum]. Unfortunately this is my little collection of lip products. So sad! I know. Eventually I'll have more to share with you all!

 Here we have 2 lipsticks and 1 lip stain. Now, if you follow me regularly then you know that I'm not a fan of the lip stain. It smells REALLY BAD!!!!!!! I do love the color, it's just the smell that bothers me. 


Lipstick #1 [left to right]: Jane Lipstick in Plum Perfect
Lipstick #2: NYX 509 Narcissus
Lipstick #3: E.L.F First Date



Plum Perfect & Narcissus












Now time for swatches....


Left to Right: First Date, Plum Perfect, Narcissus


First Date


Plum Perfect



Narcissus


Now that you've seen the swatches and how they look on, I'd like to say that I love how plum perfect goes on. Narcissus drives me nuts! I have to say that it's my first and probably last NYX lipstick unless I decide to try another color. I only dislike it because it goes on really weird. It clumps up and almost attaches to certain spots better than others so you can tell it's a little uneven on my lips. I've even tried putting a nude color underneath and it didn't really help.


Hope you all like my review and swatches! 


What's your favorite lipstick? What would you recommend me to try?

Hello July!

Wow, I feel very blessed to have finally reached 40 followers! I just wanted to let you all know that you guys are awesome! Thanks for following.

Now, onto what I was making this post for... I've decided that I want to have a giveaway soon. I had my first giveaway back when I hit 100 posts [yes, I was being different]. Rather than doing 100 followers and throwing a giveaway, I threw a giveaway after 100 posts. =] Now I'm deciding whether or not to have a giveaway when I hit 200 posts [About 15 posts away] or when I hit 50 followers [10 away]. It's tough to decide. Then there's the tough decision on what prizes to do for my giveaway. Hmm, decisions decisions. =]

So, I want your input! Which would be better, a 50 followers giveaway or a 200 posts giveaway? Should I keep it to posts or to followers? I'll let you all be the judge.

Photo Credit: Google