Sunday, February 28, 2010

Some Good News!

Hey Guys

I just got this news from Noveau Cheap and want you guys to check out her post.

And please head to Walgreens to get these saving. I will definitely go tomorrow. Absolutely. I love it.

Also, I went shopping around, yesterday, and I dropped by Target and Walgreens. At my Target, they have not put in e.l.f products yet. However, it seems like they are trying to kinda reorganized Wet n' Wild and N.Y.C section. Some nail polishes from WnW and NYC were on clearance and as same as the makeup products. You might want to check out your Target.

At Walgreens, Wet n' Wild is now have its own huge section of items. Still not sure if the one near my school have it or not. However, the one I used to go to have it. The section doesn't look that attracting to me though, it seem like not many items updated. May be they are updating and reoganizing that section. Just make sure to check your Walgreens for new items.

That is pretty much all for this post.

Gotta do readings for classes.

Ciao Chao for now.

Friday, February 26, 2010

A short guide to save money and still get good cosmetic products...

Hey Everyone,

Welcome back!! I have so much time on my hand today, so I am blogging like crazy. Just to let you know, last post was just something I want to get out of my system. I was having a moment of sadness and madness. I just need a little bit of venting. ;P Now I am Ok to blog on something fun. Woo hooh!!

This is not really a guide, so don't take me wrong on this. I just want to share with you things that I found very helpful. Alright let's get started.

Over the past year, I been collecting a lot of information on where to buy cheap cosmetic products and here is a little something of what I found:

1. "e.l.f" You have heard me said this before, but I have to keep repeating it. This company is great. I love the products that I purchased and nothing really beat $1+ makeup products. Visit . Sign up for their newsletter. They will always send you coupon codes for very good discount or free shipping. It is already cheap, but they really want you to save money. :) Oh yeah reminding you guys that in just a few days, e.l.f will be available at Target. I heard from another guru that some products are already available to buy.

2. " Dollar Tree" Some of you might think that I am really cheap because I shopped at DT. However, all I can say is a little saving can really go a long way. I posted on blog before about products I got from DT. My comment about shopping there is be smart. Do not let it fool you because of its cheap products. However, the important fact is compare all the products. I notice that many of their products are products that come from drugstores, especially makeup. I found N.Y.C, Revlon, Maybelline, and Covergirl at DT. So why pay more when you you could have pay less. I remember that Covergirl single eyeshadow was in a pack of two at DT. I should have bought it, but the colors was not really calling me. I was so dissapointed afterward because I went to Walgreens and Target and the price was around $3-4 for one only. How sad!

3. "Essence Cosmetic" I just discovered this line of cosmetic few hours ago. Funny me. I watched new video and heard about Essence. I was surprised at the price because it was at Ulta. (Sidenote: I never been to Ulta before, so is it like Sephora? I saw online that they only have cosmetic products, but they do have drugstores brand such as Revlon, Covergirls, Maybelline. Well I guess more higher end products. I was surprised at first because I always thought of it like Sephora. Truly though, they carried higher end more expensive products). So I was browsing around, the Essence products are starting from $1 upto $10,I believe. Most are around $2-4. I think it is not bad and definitely going to try someday. Not many talk about this brand, so I am hoping to see reviews from this soon. I think this brand is new to Ulta or may be to the US. I believe this brand is from Europe. If anyone want to check them out go to , this brand of cosmetic does not have online store. Thanks to "mS3riKa", and please subscribe to her.

4. "ValentineKisses" I recently heard about from She is excellent, and I want to thanks her for giving me this info. Please subsribe to her too. This is a new website that nearly like DT, but it only sell hair, nail, and makeup products. This is like a paradise for all young girly girls, including me. This website sell all drugstores brand products from Covergirls to Sally Hansen. Plus, they have other products such as Mary Kate...What the owner's intention was to sell products that only available in the US to other countries around the world. That is such a cool idea, isn't it? I should have thought of it before. Hahaha JK. Everything on the site is at super low price, ranging from $1-$10max. I only see one review from MakeupByRenRen, so please do not blame anything on me for any faulty products. This is an online store,so shipping is something to take into consideration. I believe that standard shipping is $5.99 flat rate. Eh..not bad.

5. "Wet n' Wild" I am so far just loving their nail polishes. Of course, it is not the best brand, but it is simply good enough to use when you are on a budget. Its products isn't bad at all. I heard many good reviews from it. I know that you can buy them at Walgreens, CVS, and Target. Its prices is $.99+. Just to let you guys know, at Walgreens, Wet n' Wild will get a huge new updated section for itself. I heard this from lovely Noveau Cheap a while back. I have not seen any changes from the two Walgreens I always go to. They will add more new products,take out some old ones, and update on some. I am excited to see it. I hope to see this change soon because I heard mS3riKa said that the Walgreen she went to did change. I hope the price will not be too outrageous. I do not know,though, if this update will be applied to Target or CVS. I might check it out to see.

6. "N.Y.C" This is just like Wet n' Wild. They are another cheap brand that really worth to try out. I could not really say much about this brand because some how I was never spot this line at Target or Walgreen. The only products that I tried from this line is nail polish. I should really go back and take a look at all of their products. If you guys have tried them before, please comment about them.

7. "L.A colors" I will not say much about this brand because I just wrote a review about it. However, if you would like to know where to get this brand continue reading. It is available at Dollar Tree, Forever 21, know there are other places, but I only know three. The only thing I truly love about this brand is the nail art polishes. Best cheapest place you can find is DT. May be online is cheaper but considered the cost for shipping.

8. " Biglots" I only been there once, and unfornately, I was not lucky enough to be able to uncovered all of its goodness. You can definitely go to Biglots and save money on cosmetic products. I would love to tell you more, but all I know is check out Noveau Cheap, She is amazing on doing updates for good buys.

9. "Target and Walmart" I often do not buy any cosmetic products in these two department stores. I have to tell you though that you will save a bit more of drugstores brand if you shop there. Not much to say to that....

It is funny how I ended at 9, but some how my brain just freeze and could not think of any more to add. I will do updates on more when I found more goodies for you guys. Hope you enjoy this long guide not short anymore. Oopsie Daisy.

Any comment or question, please put it below. I will try my best to answer. If you can please help how I can reply to others inside the comment section. I don't know where to click.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy the nice weekend.

DIS: I am not getting pay for any the companies mentioned above nor I am being ask to mention any names above. This is simply my opinion. No Affiliation.

Dear Life

Dear Life,

Why do you make it hard for me to deal with you? Why everything you make is difficult for me to handle? I just want you to be simple. I just want things to be easy. I want you to go my way. Why are there so many obstacles in my way? Why do I get blame for things I did not do? Why do I have to do things I did not want to? Why can't I just be happy? Why is everyone treating me like this? Am I stupid? Am I not talented? Am I useless in this society? Can I do things I like to do? Can I not follow what others want? Can someone be proud of me? Can I get a compliment that I am beautiful from inside to outside? Can someone comfort me? Can someone tell me that I am doing great and just continue to try hard? Why is everyone so competitive? Why do you make everything about competition? Why am I always losing? Can someone love me for who I am? Why can't I be like others? Why do I have to try so hard and in the end I am still not as successful as the others? Why Why Why? Why are you so cruel to me?



Spotted at Dollar Tree!!!

Hey Everyone,

Finally, TGIF! I am so tired after a week of papers papers papers to write. I am so behind with readings in school, too. After this sleepless week (been staying up for 3 nights to write 3 papers , my fault for doing that last minute), I am glad that weekend have come. However, I feel that the weather is so dumb to dump all of this rain on Friday and probably the whole weekend. The last two days were so sunny, I wish I had sunblock to put on my horrible skin right now. No, I do not have any skin reaction, but I did have some minor burn on my face. My skin is just keep breaking out. I feel so horrible right now.

Anywhos, enough with rambling....I went to Dollar Tree yesterday. My favorite store in the whole world!!! beside Old Navy for clothes. Ha haha JK. I went in to buy some chips for my sister, and I had to check out the costmetic section. There are still those palletes from L.A colors. This time, I saw 12 ES in a pallete. I did not buy any because I was still using some of the palletes in my haul. My luck came when I saw that next to the makeup products are the nail art polishes from L.A colors. OMG, I was looking for it for a while now. Since the time I spotted these polishes in Dollar Tree, I kept coming back to look for more. However, they were out of stock. Now they put out a whole punch again, I am so happy. It ended up that I bought gold and silver glitter polishes and nail polish remover. I want to buy black, but I decided that I have not use the black polish yet so Nope.

If you guys are running out of these nail polishes, go to Dollar Tree. I bet that some Dollar Tree even have new costmetic products.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

E.L.F Coming to Target?!?!

I am so glad that this is happening. Hee hee. I was sitting at my desk and just browsing around, and I came upon one of my favorite blog. And this is such an excited news.

I went to Target,lately, but I stop seeing elf on shelf. I was wondering why. At first, I thought that not many know about the products,so it might be why they take it down. Or it might just simply too cheap to imagine their products quality. However, this is what make me want to go on a shopping frenzy. I truly do not like Target that much. I do not know why, but most of the time, I cannot buy anything from it. However, this is the reason why, from now on, I will start coming to Target.

I am announcing that next month the entire line of $1 elf products and studio products will be in Target. This is from Noveau Cheap. She is amazing! Always have good news.

I think this is great. My first order on the site was great. However, the S&H on the site was pretty expensive, luckily, I got the code for free shipping. Now I can just buy their products any time I want. This is a great way for me to try all of their products. I definitely going to buy some more brushes, eyeshadows, and lip products. May be some face products too?
Here is the link of Noveau Cheap:

I am not paid to do this post. I just want to share good news for those want to save money and love shopping.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Big Huge Haul and a Long Review!!!

Hey Bellas,

So as what I said in the last post, this is going to be my huge haul. In each slide show, I will give a review and where I got it from. So hope you guys enjoy this.

So first is the Nail polishes

I have bought most of these nail polishes. If you see my previous post, I win the Zoya nail polish from Pursebuzz. I got the Sally Hansen Confetti from my best friend as Christmas present. And the rest is just my collection.

I really love Zoya. Their quality is excellent. It is easy to apply and it has staying power. However, the price is steep...$7/bottle. It is not fit for my pocket.

I also love my Sinful Colors. This is one of the first ones I bought with my own money. This is a sheer pink glittery polish. It is like a top coat, but with very smooth fleck of glitter. I cannot describe it, but it is not chunky flecks in there. I love it a lot because it dry fast, stay strong, and is great for french nails too. There are several ways you can use this. Oh I forgot, this was $1.99 at Walgreen. I will be looking forward to buy more color from this brand.

Alright onto Sally Hansen. I do not know what you guys think, but Sally Hansen is not really my favorite brand of nail polish. Both my friend and my cousin own some of the more expensive line from them, but I still think they are ok. the SH Confetti is just a great top coat because it is just fun to have. I prefer not to wear chunky glitter nail polishes. It is a bit hard when you clean your nail. The four other nail polishes came from Dollar Tree. I just purchased it yesterday. They came in a pack of 2 for only $1. I was so excited. I love all of the colors so much. However, I am disappointed in their quality. All of them are really streaky. I applied 3 coats on with the lighter pink and it still streaky. Moreover, it took me forever to let the polish dry. Now it dry it still have that sticky feel to it, and it got scratch easily. My thumb was chip when I took the picture. I want to give them to my friend, but now I can't. So No No No, please do not get them. I am not recommending these. Um may be the brushes are just simply not well made. hee hee =P

Umm...the L.A colors nail art polishes are excellent. I got them for $1 each and I believe it is the cheapest price you can find. I got them from Dollar Tree during Christmas. Man oh man, I should have buy more to stock up because it is so useful. I love the silver glitter the most. I would cry if I ran out since I bought it so cheap. ha ha.

On to E.L.F products. In my earlier post, I talked about ordering E.l.f, so this is the haul for it. Only one item is a prize, which is the eyeshadows. Well, when I ordered elf, I got a coupon code for free shipping with min purchase of $15. I split half with my friend. She got three items that I do not have picture of. However, it was the definition transparent powder, shine eraser, and eye primer (like mine).

I just start out with doing makeup, so I prefer to buy cheaper makeup products. I love elf because they have a whole line of $1 items. I can go crazy shopping there. The only thing that I do not like is the flat rate shipping, $6.99, which is Ok not great. The thing is they can sell it cheap because their items are smaller in quantity. However, many of their items have great quality. I have seen a lot of reviews on YT, and elf is great for begginers.

Ok...So first is the eyeshadows quad, I love it because purple is my favorite. You have to have a good primer because it can fade. It is great in pigmentation. It does have fall out, so tap your brushes before applying. The shadows might crumbles a bit, but overall it is great.

The cream eyeshadow is excellent as a base. You have to apply enough to get the pigmentation, but do not over do it because it can cause creasing. Overal I still love it.

The liquid lipstick is ok for me, but better for my sister. My lips is just have a darker pink tone, so when I applied on I cannot see any pigment at all. However, on my siter's lips, it look peachy pinky and very natural. In addition, I feel that there should be more products in the twisty tube. I think I won't get a lot of use out of it.

The lip plump is excellent. I do have to tell you that it will not hurt nor plump your lips. However, it gives you a sensation of coolness. Like having toothpaste on you lips. It is minty too. I love the color. My mom was asking where I got it. The pigmentation is great. However, you do need to reapply through out the day.

The lipgloss spf 15 is a must. I think I got the best deal out of the product. There are more products in the tube. The gloss is not sticky, and great when light reflect on it. The color of my new one is so similar to my old one. I don't know why...

Alright the eye primer is the must have. I love love love it. I know that it is not as best as their mineral eye primer, but I still think it worth the money to try it. I test it out for 5 hours, and it work on my cheap eyeshadows. No creasing at all, but fade just a little bit.

Last but not least, the two brushes. What can I say??? They are excellent. How can you beat $1 brush with good quality. I know it is nothing compare to Mac or Sigma, but you cannot beat the price. I saw a lot of recommendation for this, so I must try it out. I love the eyeshadow brush. It can actually blend or apply shadow to the crease. The blending brush is truly great for the crease or above the crease. You can blend a medium color to make your look have more dimension. I have Asian eye, so it does not work well as a crease brush for me.

So this is all of the L.A colors eyeshadows that I owned. I bought it with my own money in Dollar Tree. It is not the best makeup, but it still ok to use.

Overall, I think I will rate them about 7/10. Oddly, some color in each pallete is more pigmented than the others. Some are flaky and some do not have that much pigment. Especially the white one in the blue pallete. I do love their loose pigment though, they are so shimmery. However, I recomend you guys to use the elf cream eyeshadows for it to stick to.

Last but not least, the others products, let just say these are so random. I bought the crease brush from Target because I did not know when I can purchase elf, and yes it was cheap. However, I blame myself for washing the brush. I try to shape it back after I wash them, but it just lose its shape. It is not as taper as when I bought it.

As I said, the two pink brushes is from my mom, she does not wear eyeshadow, but do have brushes. I end up taking these two. It is what I been using before elf brushes. The eyeshadow brush can use as blending. The small one is just for detail work.

The Cover Girl Eyeslick gelcolor came as a pair from DT. I thought it would make a great eyeshadow base, but it does not. It did not blend easily. The orange one is really shimmery, but still hard to blend. It does not go on smoothly. I have to put a bit of pressure to glide it on. The purple one is just simply pigmented. I hate the packaging though because I cannot sharpen it. The pencil was too big. It is not twisty like NYX Jumbo pencil. And I tried to depot them after I took the picture, and oh no!! It was a disaster. Big OOOPPPSS!!

The H.I.P is just an nice creamy eyeliner. Well oviously, I believe it is above $7 for its price. My dad and I went to a Walgreen one day and just simply saw the clearance section with everything for 25cent. My dad bought a whole boxfull of stuff and which including some costmetic. I been using the brush in it. And I love it.

So there it is my huge haul and review. Let see if you can count how many "love" I wrote in this post. hahahaha. Hope this help.
Thanks for reading till the end.

See you guys in the next one.

More updates!! What should I do?

Hey everyone,

Well after two weeks of school, I finally got back on track. There are so much to do this semester, so I am really swimming in the big ocean and trying to get on land. Nah JK. Ok, so I truly have a lot on hands this semester. I will try to be on schedule with everything. Anywhos, let move on to the beauty stuff.

I want to do a big haul and a bit of reviews on the next post. Wonder what you guys think? I will do it, but I really have to see which way I should do them. Picture or Slideshow? I have to think about the arrangement of how to do this. It is my first time, so I need more time. In my haul, I will be talking about E.L.F products, L.A colors products, Wet n' Wild nail polishes, Sally Hansen nail polishes, Zoya nail polishes, and a mix of others makeup brands. Mostly, what I thought about them, their quality, and whether or not I will repurchase any of them.I got some of my items from giveaways and gifts. I purchased the rest of them. Oh also, I am not an expert about beauty products and I am not a makeup artist. I am just a begginers trying to give my thought on beauty products and how to save money on them. FYI, I have learned a lot from other beauty gurus and I am just trying to retell what I have learned to help who just starting out like me. What funny about me is I do not where makeup to school or anywhere. Mostly, just face moisturizer, and foundation for skin protection. That is all, but I do know a bit more about makeup products overall.

Alright, thanks, I don't know when this big haul will be post up. Please look out for it. And have a very nice day. No more rain in my area!! Whoo hoo