trials and tribulations of a shopaholic.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sephora Beauty Insiders Chic Week

Just got this postcard in the mail for the Sephora Beauty Insiders Chic Week! Get 15% off in stores and online from April 12-April 21!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Troo Brow Gel

I recently ran out of my clear MAC Brow Gel and since I'm trying to be debt free by the end of the year, I couldn't really justify the $16+ it cost to replace it. I went to Walmart looking for a cheaper alternative - it is just clear brow gel anyway! - and this was the ONLY brow gel I could find! I swear there were others? This ones around $3-4 a pop, which isn't bad at all. It definitely does the job, but the brush is a little stiff but not too bad. Definitely recommend this if you're looking for a cheap brow gel!

RiRi Hearts MAC?!

Just saw this feed from temptalia about the RiRi hearts MAC collection launching in May!! Omg! The packaging is so simple but cute! Hopefully MAC doesn't disappoint with this one like I've been with so many of their recent collections!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

China Glaze Ruby Pumps x OPI Spark de Triomphe

I've been getting into painting my nails again. Something about manicured nails makes me feel pretty! =P lol It's definitely way cheaper than going into the salon every week and I can change the color whenever I feel like it. I also discovered that putting clear polish on the end of my nails keeps it from chipping longer. (I've been averaging about a week before chipping occurs.) Anyway, here's a swatch of China Glaze's Ruby Pumps with OPI's Spark de Triomphe on the ring finger. Not sure how I feel about the silver glitter over the red but it makes me feel Christmasy ^___^

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Clarisonic Mia Charger

I know it's been a while! I doubt anyone will even read this anymore, but here's my attempt at getting back into beauty blogging. --- Let me just interject and say this new blogger is gonna take some getting used to! --- I went on a loooong hiatus because I got super busy with my last semester of school and just got caught up with life in general, but I think it's time to make a come back. :) Since graduating college, I've done a lot of reflecting and sometimes I can't believe how much I've spent on make up over the past few years! My collection is pretty ridiculous considering I'm not a make up artist or even try to be so I've been doing a lot of "stash shopping" and I've been trying to use what I have already instead of going out and buying new things (even though I'm so tempted to!

Though I haven't bought myself any makeup in at least 6 months =O (I know right) I was forced to buy a new charger for my Clarisonic Mia. It got lost in translation somehow between moves and I haven't used my Mia for months because of it! My skin definitely suffered and I started breaking out pretty bad around my cheek area. I finally bit the bullet a few weeks ago and bought a new Universal Voltage Charger for $25 on the Clarisonic website. $25 seemed like a lot but my skin is definitely happy I made the investment - I swear less than a week back on the Mia and my skin cleared up so quick! If you need a charger - or maybe even a Clarisonic for yourself, I believe they're doing free shipping until December 11th. I used regular ground shipping and it got to me pretty quickly.

who doesn't love getting packages in the mail?

my happy Clarisonic Mia (of course, it's pink)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Electronic Accessories

I've really calmed down a lot with buying make up and clothes, but I guess in a way you could say I replaced that with electronics - which might be worse! I get really and at accessorizing too because I'm so indecisive with what I want that I end up getting everything - so bad, really. I thought my old iPad case would fit perfectly over my MacBook Air since it was a little loose for my iPad but it's just barely too small!! -____- So I've been debating between a clear crystal case or just getting a sleeve for it but again, I can't decide so I'm holding off on it. Instead I ended up getting a vinyl sticker for it:

I call it the "Gangsta" Snow White, but it's the "Snow White's Revenge" sticker from Etsy. I ordered from Heart & Vinyl Design because they were the cheapest I found at $7.49 including shipping. Some other Etsy shops were selling it for almost $20! I'm thinking I might just get a clear pink crystal case to protect Snow White, but we'll see. I'm super picky with the sleeves too and I really don't want to pay more than $30 for a case!

I also got a new Hello Kitty iPhone case from eBay for around $5! I've seen it sold some places online for $20+! It took a while for shipping since I think it came from Asia, but I'd definitely rather pay $5 than $20. I really like how it's a rubbery material instead of a hard case but the only downside is that my makeup sometimes rubs off on the side borders of my screen! I'm slowly learning to cover my face with my hair before I use the phone. LOL I'm still a little worried that it'll get dirty from general use, but I love the way the white on white looks with my phone.

My FAIL purchase is the Privacy Screen Ward, which I also purchased off of eBay. I think I got it for $2 maybe? I know people can be nosy looking at what you're doing on your phone so I thought I'd try out this privacy screen but DON'T get a privacy screen if you have a white iPhone! It defeats the purpose of the white iPhone and honestly it just looks retarded because it looks like you're trying to make your phone black! -____- I ended up just ordering clear matte screens and gave the screen away to a friend. Definitely recommended if you have a black iPhone because the privacy screen works really well, but if you have a white one.. it just looks funny. But if you don't care about aesthetics, be my guest!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy New Year! I know it's two weeks in, but better late than never right? It's a new year and I'm hoping to start fresh with everything. I don't know if it's that new year fever or something but lately I've been feeling really motivated and inspired to get the ball rolling with everything. I always get discouraged pretty easily so I'm trying to keep my motivation steady by constantly doing things but I'm always so easily distracted! I really feel like this is my year though and I feel like I can do it all! =P

I've been getting into makeup again and I already have quite a few posts in mind. I'm excited! Also recently bought a MacBook Air

my new baby!

For educational [and recreational] purposes! It's kinda helped with the blogging motivation. I'm definitely a mac noob though so any advice is definitely appreciated. I want to revamp my whole blog layout but I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with it yet. I've always gravitated towards simple layouts but we'll see. Colors are definitely gonna have to change though.

Hope everyone has been doing well, I've missed my blogger girls! ^___^ Cheers to a New Year! Be on the look out for more updates, reviews, and just blogs in general!

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