28 July 2015

Health Update

My bronchitis finally left and I got stuck with an inner ear infection. 


Since I have sinus problems, sometimes your ears can fill with fluid as a side effect. It's not entirely terrible, but it doesn't feel the best in the world. 


I get to take antibiotics and hope that this goes away, but since I have a history of having lots of ear infections I may end up having to have a minor surgery to place in drainage tubes. 

That is the ultimate worst case scenario. 

Now I'm just walking around feeling like my head is under water, pretty much yelling "huh" and "what??" at my family when they talk to the "bad ear", and getting fiercely opinionated when I see ignorance on Facebook. Like lacking an ear has made my sass more fierce. 

I'm still schooling people on the issue of peace and Islam, getting pretty damn angry at this person who keeps posting on a page I follow saying "well, in Australia" on ever post about something going on in the US (I get it, Australia is really awesome, I'd love to visit), and spending endless hours playing the Ace Attorney series while snuggling with my cats. 


Once all of this is said and done, I'm getting my hair cut into a different style (this mermaid business is really starting to bother me) and getting the color evened out. Putting dye in your hair when it's this long isn't exactly easy. 


I'm going to lay down for a nap now because the antibiotics really take it out of me. I leave you with a picture of my kitten, Deeohgee Ronso. Front facing cameras really give her the creeps.





22 July 2015

When Did This Country Become So Hateful?

This is a rant on religion and hatred in the US. I've put it under a cut for those who do not wish to read these things. Stay tuned for more beauty related posts again soon. This is just something that I needed to get off of my chest. 

20 July 2015

A Few Of My Favorite Things: July

I'm still laid up in bed, still coughing my little goo-babies. I've had so many ideas go through my head, I just lack the energy to execute them! Today I actually cleaned the house some more after getting into an argument with my mother this morning (like I'm not going to defend my kids when she says something rotten about them!) and talked with my step-son about rearranging his room so he has a little hidey hole cubby thing so he can have some alone time from his little brother, with whom he shares the bedroom. Pics will definitely follow after we do that. 

For now, I want to share with you my favorite things from July! I know, we're only 20 days in. I still have some things that have been amazing to me this month!

First thing I'm in love with: 


This is by Tony Moly and is a cute little lip gloss.

18 July 2015

Quick Update

Sorry I've been a little absent, loves!

For the last week or so I've been down with a pretty gnarly case of bronchitis. 

Since it's a viral thing, all I can really do is make myself comfortable, take meds and stay hydrated. I'm trying to avoid a trip to the hospital like my sister wants me to do. I'm gonna ride this train until it returns to Happy Health-ville and hopefully doesn't head to Pneumonia-town. It's already stopped at Menstruation-station, I don't need things to get worse. 


If you've never had bronchitis, lemme give you a bit of a run down on what's been happening. 


Think back to the last time you exercised until you were out of breath. 

That's how I feel All. The. Time. Without my meds I'm left gasping for breath.



I get super winded just walking to the bathroom. And it's down the hall. Dashing to the mailbox for my Beauteque order today was super fun. 



I also get really tired really easily (like how does one get tired when all you do is bundle up and watch Korean dramas?). I'm starting to feel ancient. 



My inhaler is my best friend.


(I sail through these small guys, I like the huge inhalers with enough meds to make me breathe forever!!!!!)


I've been coughing up some of the most disgusting gunk. The globs have been so big in the last day that I've been naming them. I've got four or five Steves and a few called Louise. 

(There's no picture for that one - you're welcome.)



NyQuil is also my best friend. 




Generally an illness like this lasts a few weeks, but I've got a weakened immune system so I may suffer for a good month. I'm one week in right now without heading to the hospital begging for something to help me breathe better. 

Again, since it's viral all they can do is make me comfortable and send me right back home so why waste the money? 


Anyway, I've got some new products to test and review from Beauteque, and I still have to review my Etude House order. Let me just say now that the Surprise Essence Concealer is the ish. Sooo good, I look like I actually get a full night of sleep when I've got it on. It's that good. 


Stay healthy, loves! See you soon ^^








10 July 2015

Etude House Haul

I got my first Etude House haul in the mail today!

I get alerts about the whereabouts of my packages on my phone, so the 6:30 AM alert that it was out for delivery had me excited all day long ^^


For the details on each product, read on! 

06 July 2015

Another Random Peek Into My Life

I like doing random posts about me. I want to share my text alert because it makes me laugh. 


And my ringtone. 


I've really been into the shows I watched as a teenager lately. Unfortunately for my parents I watched a little too much Beavis and Butthead...

It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher

I'm finally getting into using blusher. I realized exactly how dead I look without it so I've been on the hunt for the perfect blusher. 

In my travels, I found this cute little thing.


Isn't it just the cutest? 

It's very tiny. I figured since I'm not good with blusher I'd start with small packages so I didn't end up out on a lot of money if it didn't look right on me.


Since I'm fair I chose the first shade, which is a very light pink.

I love the cute little powder puff that comes with it.


This picture doesn't do it justice. It's a pretty almost baby pink.


As always, I'm a sucker for detail, so I loved how the powder was pressed into the pot.


I've just been using the powder puff that came with it to apply it because it gives it a very soft look when it's on the face. It also feels nice :3




What I love most about this blusher is it comes out very light, making it very easy for inexperienced gals like me. I'm always terrified I'll end up looking like a clown!


As you can see in this picture (taken on July 4), it's a very subtle pink. 

So here are a few swatches. I had to turn the flash on for it to be seen, it's that subtle.

This one is straight from the puff and onto my arm. As you can see, it's rather powdery, which is expected from a powder. If you've got fine lines or big pores, I'd suggest putting on a primer before use. 


And this is blended with my fingers. 

It makes the color even more subtle. 



For the price, I'm pleased with what I got. This was a part of my w2beauty haul, and cost $13.18 USD. There are four different shades. I have number one, number 2 is a purple lilac color, number 3 is more of a coral pink, and number 4 is a coral. 

What are your favorite blushers? Have you tried this one? 



03 July 2015

How to Kick Zits to the Curb With Rojukiss

Acne has always been a major problem for me. 

Once I hit puberty I had a pretty bad problem with acne all over my face. It ranged from simple little whiteheads that were easily handled to terrible what looked almost like cystic acne.

My mother assured me that it would eventually go away on it's on like hers had. 

Wrong.

So very wrong.

Instead of going away on it's own, I was forced to find ways to deal with it. Birth control was one way, but I tried so many different products to get rid of my acne. 

I thought that the Neutrogena acne kit I used a few years ago, but I've got something that has it beaten.

Rojukiss AC Clearing Overnight Spot treatment has taken my face game to a new level.

 

02 July 2015

Beta-Salic 2.0 Cream Review

I got my haul yesterday from Wishtrend. The main reason I made the order was for the Beta-Salic 2.0 cream from Chica y Chico. 

I love love love this cream. 


As you can see, it's a daily dead-skin-control facial cream.

You just apply it at night after you've done your toner and it helps to take care of your blackheads, uneven tone, even rough skin. 

I'd used this twice with samples and I knew I had to have a full tube of my own.



The tube is a nice size, so this will last you quite a while. 


And this is the product smeared on my hand. 

Total, I'd say the size of a nickel will cover my whole face. 


The beautiful part is it is very quick absorbing and it's not sticky. Sticky creams are one of my biggest pet peeves. They make me feel icky.



There are some warnings I must give you with this product: 

- You must wear sunscreen while using this product. It essentially takes off the first layer of skin, making your skin much more vulnerable 

- Use a foaming face wash when you wake up. This will add moisture to your skin, as it may be a bit irritated. 

- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. With that top layer of skin gone, you will have to add extra moisture back to your skin. 

- Do not exfoliate while using this product. It already exfoliates your skin as you sleep, and exfoliating even more will just make your skin mad and red. 



This is a picture from last night before bed, with nothing but the cream and some pinky powder on my zits. 


And one from this morning. 


Both of these are untouched so you can get an idea of what the cream did. 

I'll be sure to keep posting pictures periodically so you can see the progression of using this product. 

(The Pinky Powder is amazeballs, btw. That mountain on the bridge of my nose was Mt. Fuji sized last night. This morning it was nothing more than a mole hill.)

The main differences I can feel are definitely in my nose area. I always have a little zit next to my nose ring and that was gone this morning. My nose in general looks so much clearer than just using my normal product routine. 

Pros: 

- Gets rid of blackheads 

- Smooths skin like it's nobody's business

- Evens tone

- No more flaky skin on the sides of my nose

- Results appear overnight. Literally overnight. 


Cons: 

- Leaves my skin a little sensitive after use



Some people have reported a little tingling, though I have not experienced that. 

Right now, it's a beauty steal on Wishtrend, so get it while it's cheap! 

I've never had a cream that has shown me results this quickly. I can honestly say that this is definitely a miracle cream. 


I want to show you exactly why I chose to purchase this. Thank you, Eunice!




What is your miracle cream? 


Disclosure: I purchased this product with my own money. Any opinions are my own.


01 July 2015

Korean Beauty Hauls!

I ended up getting two of my most recent orders in today, and it felt like my birthday!


The first is from W2Beauty. As always, had a great experience with Alice and my order came very quickly, maybe two weeks tops. 


I ordered:

1. Peripera Peri's Tint Water in shade 2
2. It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher in shade 1
3. Innisfree Eco Safety No Sebum Sunbloc

All of the extras there are freebies I got with purchase. There was a piece of grape hard candy in there, too, but the moment I opened the box I ate it! I have no idea what it is but I got one in my last order from Alice, too, and it tastes soooo good.


And my Wishtrend order!


In this order, I got: 

1. Enca Pinky Powder (it's an acne treatment)
2. Chica y Chico B-Salic 2.0 (it's a miracle cream, trust me)
3. Berrisom Animal Masks (I got the multipack)
4. Rojukiss AC Clearing Overnight Spot treatment (Same thing as the Pinky Powder - I'm gonna compare)
5. Rojukiss Whitening Lotion

The other goodies are freebies that I got with my order. Under the Enca box is a Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask. 

Now I'm just waiting on my order from Etude House to get here ^^

In the coming days I'll have full breakdowns of each haul, and eventually reviews on all of the products. 

I'm so excited! When I got the text message at six this morning that both of my boxes were in my city I got so happy. The waiting until the afternoon when the mail came was so hard XD


Have you tried any of the products I ordered? Let me know what you think if you have!


It's July! New Deals From Wishtrend

Is it July already? 

Where has the summer gone so fast? 



New month means new deals from Wishtrend


10% off Orders of $55 or over when you use wishjuly2015

Free gift with any purchase!

Wishtrend is amazing about giving out gifts with purchase, and this month you get the Lei Lani Pink Mochi Clear Nose Pack. 

Kiss your blackheads goodbye with this three step nose pack. 

Step one clears your pores, step two whisks away those pesky blackheads, and step three closes your pores. 

I get blackheads so bad, especially during the summer months, so I cannot recommend this nose pack enough.


First time shopper? 

If you're a first time shopper with Wishtrend, use promo code 03199307 to get a $5 voucher toward your very first order. 


To make the savings go even further, don't forget about one of my favorite places in the store:


Shipping can get really expensive, especially if you are shipping from Korea to the US. I love shopping in the free shipping zone. There is always something in there that I love. 

If you are a first time buyer, this place is perfect for you to use your $5 voucher. You get money off, plus free shipping. You can't beat it. 

You also receive free samples with every order. I cannot tell you how many things I've fallen in love with thanks to the free samples. The Chica y Chico cream I love so much? Found it through a free sample. (Psst - it's a beauty steal right now; get 40% off of this miracle cream!)


Let's continue to have a great summer and stay beautiful!





29 June 2015

More Fiber Lashes: Illegal Length by Maybelline

Today I come with another fiber lash mascara, but this time in one step.

I received a random gift goodie bag in the mail, and this Illegal Length Fiber Extensions mascara by Maybelline was one of the things that was included.

I'd never tried a one step fiber lash so I had to experiment with it, just like I did with the Mia Adora fiber lash I wrote about last week.


27 June 2015

Head to Toe Lip Essentials from Beauteque

One of the things I had stick with me growing up in a moderately poor household is a love for coupons and a great bargain. 

If it's one thing that you will find at Beauteque, it's a bargain. 

I've shopped with them once before and gotten a great bargain on some face and hand creams and masks, so when I went back and saw a lip essentials bundle, I had to get it. 

26 June 2015

Sunburn Solutions From Wishtrend + Sun Safety

Summer is officially here! (At least according to a calender, it's been summer in Florida since....I don't recall having a winter!) For the next few months it will be hot days filled with outdoor activities like going to the beach or the zoo and family gatherings.

One of the biggest worries I have about summer is sunburn and sun damage. I am very fair, and twenty minutes in the sun will leave me looking like Mr. Krabs from Spongebob Square Pants. 



Wishtrend to the rescue!

Always on top of each season, Wistrend has released a Sol-Kit, which is a sunburn/after sun care kit. This is perfect for all skin types and will help to care for your poor sunburned skin with ingredients like aloe and vitamin e. 


In this kit you'll get four full sized products to pamper your skin and bring back moisture, as well as soothe. 

Love Wins!

Today is a monumental day. Love won, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor for marriage equality!

This is monumental for such a judgmental nation that I live in. 

While we may be known for being the land of freedom, we are the 21st country to legalize same sex marriage. 

As a member of the LGBT community, I am at a loss for words. If I could throw happiness everywhere, I would. 

Today is a day to celebrate love and equality!


23 June 2015

More Dry Skin Saviors: Rosehip Oil


Summer doesn't always scream dry skin to most people, especially with how humid it is. I live in what is considered a subtropical to tropical climate and it can get so humid here that you sweat your makeup off before you even leave the house. 

Even still I get dehydrated very easily, and so does my skin. My elbows and knees are the worst year round. 

Oils have been a complete savior to me. My sister from another mister introduced me to oils since she's got super dry skin. 

One of my recent favorites has become rosehip seed oil, mainly because it makes my hair look amazing when I use it with the argan oil I favor so much. 


Like most of the oils I use, this also comes in a dark glass bottle to preserve the oil. It's very solid glass, which is a good thing with my clumsy self. I've dropped it on my concrete floor and it simply bounced. 

It also has a very handy glass dropper so you can get the exact amount of oil that you desire. 


The oil looks very watery, but once you get it in your hands and move it around it almost feels creamy to me. Once you start to distribute it wherever you desire the color fades away and leaves you with a very soft, almost earthy smell. 

My boyfriend says it smells like olive oil, but when I smell it I think of days spent playing in the garden and the smell of plants and soil. It's quite calming. 


This is my ponytail after I applied some of the oil. The ends are going to look dead until I cut them off, but the rest has a brilliant shine. It keeps my divorced ends in check and makes my hair glimmer, thanks to the bleached out red tone it is now. 

I always apply it only at the ends, never at the scalp since I have oily hair to begin with. 


This is a true powerhouse oil when it comes to skincare because all of the different things you can use it for. 

It can correct sun damage, can help with skin issues like eczema, reduces the look of scars, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and can actually help to even your skin tone. 



Here are a few of my favorite tips for using this oil: 

- Use it after you bathe so it absorbs into dry skin quicker
- Apply to only the ends of hair so it doesn't make your hair look greasy
- To use it as a facial moisturizer, use it after your usual skincare routine instead of creams
- Use as a makeup remover. It removes makeup like a champ and leaves your skin moisturized. 
- Kick dry feet to the curb - put it on your feet and slip on some socks before sleeping



To get your hands on this oil, head over to Amazon.com



Disclosure: I received this for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 



False Lash Look Without Falsies





I don't know about you, but I can't put on false lashes for anything. They end up wonky and I feel like poor Gia Gunn. 


True story. 

Thank goodness for Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lashes!

21 June 2015

More Weird Facts About Me

Since it's moderately early on a Sunday morning, my boyfriend is at work, and the kids are elsewhere, I figure I may as well share some more strange and weird facts about myself! Since I blog, I like the people who read this to know more about who I am, about this weirdo who's writing about makeup and whatever else comes to mind. 


Ok, let's get started. 

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