Beauty products used:
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Beauty products used:
Sunday, July 26, 2009
beauty products used:
face: M.A.C Studio Fix in "NC42," Sonia Kashuk Take Cover Concealing Stick in "Dusk"
cheeks: M.A.C Powder Blush in "Mocha" (Matte)
eyes: Bare Escentuals Magic Wand Brushless Mascara in "Black," Jordana In Color Fabu liner in "Black," Beauty Rush Cream Shadow in "Going Green," Jesse's Girl Eye Dust in "Key Lime," Jesse's Girl Eye Dust in "Majestic Green"
lips: NYX Lip Gloss with Mega Shine in "Ice Princess," Clinique Glosswear for Lips in "Angel Pink"
Friday, July 24, 2009
I asked the other employee, "Chris", what facial cleanser and moisturizer did he suggest. He told me about "Grease Lightening", which I bought for $9.95. And explained to me how its a tea tree, witch hazel serum, that erases redness and intensely moisturizes dry areas. They also let me try the facial scrub on my hand. Jolie gave me a sample of the scrub, its called "Angels On Bareskin." I had a wonderful experience shopping at Lush, thank you so much Jolie and Chris!I love how these products smell, make my skin feel, and I already see instant results. Lush has so many unique cosmetics. If your ever in Honolulu, Hawaii, check out the store, it is located on 2201 Kalakaua Ave., in the Royal Hawaiian shopping center. I recommend that you all check out your near by Lush store!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
For first place:
-Almay Eye Make Up Remover
-MUFE HD Finishing Powder
-Skull Makeup/Pencil Case
-Hello Kitty Tin Heart with Kawaii Nail Art inside.
-2 Ulta Bronzers.
-5 Pure Luxe e/s.
-5 Ulta Mineral e/s.
-3 Mica Bella e/s.
-2 Jesse's Girl e/s.
For second place:
-Skull Makeup/Pencil Case.
-Ulta Cheek Color in Glow!
-Baby Kabuki Brush by Bare Minerals.
-Kawaii Nail art.
-MUFE HD Finishing Powder
-1 Mica Bella e/s.
-3 Pure Luxe e/s.
-4 Jesse's Girl e/s.
-2 Ulta Mineral e/s.
And for the random pick winner:
-Cute Pink and Black Makeup bag.
-MUFE HD Finishing Powder
-Ulta Cheek Color in Glow!
-Kawaii Nail Art.
-3 Small Bows.
-1 Medium Bow.
-MAC Pigment in Teal.
-Ulta Mineral e/s in Platnium.
To enter you....
-must be a follower to join. if your not a follower just "click" follow and your good to go.
-repost this on your page with a link. include all details and add prize pictures. (Put all three pictures.)
-leave a comment that you are a follower, you've done the re-post and your answer for the contest. do not leave your email. i will ask for it when the winners are picked.
-there will be 2 winners for the contest and 1 random pick winner. making 3 winners in all.
-my husband will be the judge for the contest.
-my son will pick the random winner.
-these rules are included but not limited to the participants of this contest.
-any questions. please ask in the chat box located in the right side bar.
-oh, and there are a few of you that actually know my husband so that dosent mean you'll get the upper hand. This contest is going to be played fair. Everyone will be treated in an equal manner.
Contest/Giveaway begins: today! July 2nd 2009
Ends: July 15th 2009 (I'm not going to be strict on time. Just make sure you get it in around that date.)
Judging: July 16th -19th 2009 (he will not read any of the entries untill the 16th)
Random Pick: July 19th 2009
Announcement of Winners: July 20th or 21st 2009
Here's the deal. My husband is always reading or wanting to know what I'm posting in my blog. I figured that I should involve him in my first contest/giveaway. Just to make him feel even more special, he's going to be the only judge. Oh, and my son will be involve too. He will be picking the random winner. I'll write everyone's name and toss it into a hat. He'll stick his little hands in and who ever he picks, wins. Anyways, here's how its going to go. He sometimes reads my posts on my blog and it gets a bit boring for him because he's a guy and he's not into my obsession with makeup and stuff. So let's give him something to read. My husband loves reading random facts, stories and/or jokes. Whether it's about a new video game for the Xbox 360 or another Chuck Norris joke or how you broke your nose by tripping on your own two feet. He wants to know it all. If your going to tell a fact, it has to be a true fact because we don't want the poor guy telling everyone a lie. Other then that, the story or joke can be your own or made up. Tell him something that he'll never forget. Making him laugh is a plus^^
*the 2 winners joke/story/fact will be posted when chosen.
*all e/s are sample size but I made sure a put a lot.
*I know I didn't put the names of the e/s and I will soon. I just want to start the contest/giveaway a.s.a.p.
My mom took this picture of me in Hawaii at sunset, back in April 2009.
"Long Lost Sandals"
From time to time, my dad always reminds and asks what is the earliest child hood memory that I remember. I always reply with the same answer, it was when I was four years old at Oahu, Hawaii. My parents and I where at Waikiki Beach, and they asked me to come into the water with them. At first I didn't want to because I was afraid someone was going to steal my new sandals. But later, I decided to join them, so I buried my sandals in the sand. When I got out of the water to look for them, they were gone! I tried to dig everywhere, but they were no where to be found! I was upset that I lost them and had to be barefooted for a while. My parents rescued me, and ended up buying me a new pair at a nearby shop. Every time I replay this memory with my parents, laughs and smiles always follow.
I remember how my dad told me that his mom's name was "Encarnicion." Her name means "flower." Unfortunately, I never got to meet her, but my relatives always tell me stories about her. They always tell me how I got the passion from her to do hair and make-up. And how she was a cosmetologist and had her own salon. My other grandma, who is my mom's mom, is named "Buena." Her name means "good." After she past away, I chose from the pile of her hand down jewelry, to keep as a memorable treasure. I chose a plumeria set. There are so many definitions for plumeria, but when I see them, I think of outspoken, unique, beauty. The plumeria is my favorite "flower" that smells so "good." Both of my grandmothers bring out the good flower in me. May they forever rest in paradise. And so, for good luck on special ocassions and performances I wear a flower in my hair for them to both be by my side.
The Hawaiian culture has left a trail throughout my life. When I was younger, for one of my birthday parties my mom threw me a luau party. She even had my cousin's bestfriend, perform hula and tahitian. Speaking of hula and tahitian, I remember when ,my friends and I joined a Hawaiian dance group. We had a fun time, especially the intense workout of tahitian. But after a while, we felt like we didn't fit in because most of the girls were pros and have been their for many years. We would try to keep up with the routine, but we were so lost because they would go over multiple routines in one class. We shouldv'e continued, but at the time we called it quit. What amazes my friends, is that until this day, I still remember the full lyrics of one of the hula songs that is in Hawaiian. Although this song is forever in my heart, I don't remember the title or who sung it. All I know is that I will bring this with me, so that I can discover the meaning of the translation, that has been trapped in me for so long.
In high school, one of my close friends let me borrow her pu'ilis, which are split bamboo sticks that are sometimes used in hula. Over the years, we have lost touch, I do miss her, and wonder every now and then, and think how is she doing. I still have her pu'ilis and plan to give it back to her when I reconnect with her in Oahu, which is where she lives and goes to school too. It's never too late to save a friendship, it just depends if there's an equal, mutual effort.
Over time my room has gone through many changes. About a year and a half ago, my mom remodeled my room and created a tropical theme. The paint and accessories are turquoise, which represents the ocean water. When you look around, you'll see a variety of floral prints. On my door, hangs colorful sarongs. And on my closet and drawers my mom stenciled and painted Hibiscus flowers. My room has made me realize that Hawaii is where I belong.
Many of my friends and family have asked me why I have to leave. I must go for many reasons. Some of my cousins and friends are dropping out, yes I love partying and being with them. But if I stay and try to save all of them, then I will get caught up behind too. I'm also doing this for them, so that when I come back, then they can see that if someone they love can do it, then they can too. I also have been dealing with a broken heart, and can't handle to be around this pain anymore. Before the incident, I was telling him how I wanted to move. He kept telling me that I should just stay and I'll find something I love to do here. If I was weak, I would have listened to him and stayed. But instead I do the opposite, and leave the shattered hopes to regain my strength.
Throughout the year in my life, I have met so many wonderful people that gave me memories, taught me lessons, and helped me prepare for this moment in life, to be set free... As I'm gathering my last pieces together, many people have been telling me how much they will miss me. This makes me realize how many lives I have impacted. As for my parents, I want to say "mahalo"(thank-you) for supporting me, raising me to be a woman, and allowing me to be let go into the world, to learn independence.
These past weeks, I have been praying to God, to lead me in the right path. He finally answered my prayers, when I received my college acceptance letter. Tears of nonstop joy,excitement,sadness,and all mixed emotions surfaced, as my path becomes known. Instead of saying good-bye, I say "Aloha". My friends will forever be with me in my heart. I know that within time we will be reunited again. Slowly, I start to feel my petals unfold my journey, where I am ready to bloom. It is official, fifteen years later, I am now going back to Oahu,Hawaii, not to find my long lost sandals, but to discover who I am.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Here's a picture of my bag that I bought at Forever 21 back in winter 2009:
Let me empty out my bag so you can see a close up of my traveling survival kit. I have my magazines for the month of July, to keep me updated on fashion, hair, make-up, love, and life. I'm recently reading a book by Steve Harvey called "Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man", that I borrowed from one of by best friends "Tracy".(every women should read this! you won't want to put it down! its the ultimate guide to understanding everything that happens in the dating and relationships) I also have a pink portfolio folder where I cut out old magazine pictures of fashion, hair, and make-up to make mini collages that will give me ideas for future glam ideas, my other best friend "Raye" inspired me to do this. I also have a notebook to write down lists like an organizer, to write poetry, and to have just in case to store any written information. I also have my mini labtop with the charger, so that I can take my computer with me on the go, to use at wi-fi spots. I also have my i-touch with the charger, where I store songs and pictures of make-up that I've done in the past. I always carry my camera to capture unforgettable memories. And I love my blackberry, the key board makes texting so easy, I never get tired of it. Here's a picture of all of my reading materials and electronics that I carry in my bag:
In my bag, I also have a wave spray enhancer by Garnier(to maintain sultry waves), frozen daquiri lotion by bath and body works(this smells so delicious!), tanning lotion sp4 by Hawaiian Tropic(lol that's like no protection right there, I just want to get tanner faster, love the coconut, floral scent), a toothbrush(just in case), chai and pomegrade green tea by Bigelow(my favorite, tasty flavors but not too strong), post it notes and a pen (to jot down quick notes), big sunglasses(to shade the eyes), a small coin purse(to store loose change), a pad(just in case again lol), my eye glass case(I only use my glasses to see the board, when I'm driving, or to see a far, other then that their stored in here!), my coach wallet(I have so many beauty club cards in here from Bare Esscentuals to Ulta, to Sally's Beauty Supply), and my keys(on the keychain I have a picture of my sister, a mini keychain, cheetah print nail file, a small keyshain Sally's Beauty card, a monkey keychain wristlet, and a usb memory card keychain, used to store pictures, videos, and written documents).
Here's a picture of my make-up bag:
In my make-up bag I mostly carry the make-up I use to touch up my make-up throughout the day. (the rest I leave at home) Here are my daily basics that I take with me: blotting paper(to delete excess oil and shine), eyeliner(for a smokey rimmed look), differ shades of pink lip gloss and lip sticks(pink is a pretty color), an eyelash curler,(to open up the eyes), tweezers(to pluck extra hair), a mirror(reflection to touch up make-up), a mini flash light(just in case the lights go out), hoop earrings(to accesorize), clips, pony tail, headband(to hold the hair together), comg and teasing comb,(to creat fine lines and volume at the crown), and a flower, vintage ring(love the classic style).
I know that seemed like a lot, but these are all the traveling goods that help me survive through everyday life. (lol)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
~ Before you dye your hair, rim the skin in front of your hair line with vaseline all around you head(so that hair dye doesn't get on your face/ears/neck, and if some does get on the vaseline, then it will be easier to remove and prevent from staining)
~ Before you dye your hair, take a plastic garbage bag and fold it in half(long ways), on the folded crease, use scissors to cut two inches down, then unfold the plastic garbage bag and on each side(about 3inches down), cut 2 inches horizontal into the plastic garbage bag, repeat this on the other side of the bag, then slip on the bag and slide your arms through the side cuts then your head through the middle cut
~ Not shown in the picture is latex gloves(use these to protect your hands from staining, and the perfect fit makes it easier to dye hair, the regular plastic ones slide, and are loose fitting)
~ Another item not shown in the picture is old newspapers(use this to put under your chair or below your feet to protect the floor from getting stained)
~ When your dying your hair, use a comb to help you section your hair equally so that you can go through each layer evenly and neatly, to make sure you get full coverage
~ Use clips to section hair (so that your hair is not all over the place, so you can focus on each section/layer one at a time
~ Always remember these tips, it's a must! :)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
In the make-up class, I met "Liliane Prette." She's such a nice lady, observing how I do my make-up and commenting me saying "your make-up is amazing." She asked me to how to do smokey eye make-up, so I helped and showed her how to blend it out so that it doesn't look like a black eye.(lol) Here's two side pictures of the one eye I helped her with:
I also met a new friend named "Gabriela Choy." Its like a sign from God, that we were meant to be friends. Because on the first class, we were introducing ourselves to eachother. Right when I said my name, she told me that's her sisters name. And when I asked her what her name was, I replied that's my sisters name! We always sit next to eachother during make-up class and enjoy having eachothers company. She is so funny, always cracking me up! She always tells me that I'm her teacher and that she rather watch me put on make-up, so that she can pick up make-up tips. She is such a sweet heart, last class she put a Clinique Lip Gloss in my purse. The color is called "Angel Pink," its a pretty, pearly pink shade. Thank you so much Gabby! Here's pictures of the lip gloss and the sample swatch: