03 December 2012
This was actually a complete accident, and not mine. I went to my salon to get her to match my roots a.k.a. colour me, like, at the most two shades darker than my VERY light blonde/yellow hair. Dirty blonde, caramel, something. It turned out almost black! So now I am just going to have the opposite problem, dark hair with light roots..
Everyone else likes it, and I hate complaining at stores and stuff, so I'm living with it. Some days I like it, but mostly I feel insecure. I don't think it suits me at all.
Worst hair mistakes you've ever made/had at a salon?
08 November 2012
I placed on order on cherryculture a couple of weeks back because my NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm broke! I was checking my mail and I pulled my keys out of my bag, but the tube was stuck in my keyring and I dropped it. The tube broke right where the cap screws on.. it was too messy to try and salvage and it's my all-time favourite "my lips but better" colour for all occasions, so I needed a new one! I decided to grab a couple of other small things just so I wasn't spending $12 on shipping for one tube of lipstick.. gotta make it worth it. ;-)
♡ China Glaze - For Audrey
♡ NYX - Tokyo Express & Pastel Pistachio
♡ NYX Lipstick - Femme
♡ NYX Eye pencil - Yogurt
My other shopping escapades lately include this bag ($50) in coral, these boots ($89), and a super comfy thrifted sweater ($3). The bag was a huge disappointment to me. I am still trying to decide whether or not I like it. I bought it from Uban Outfitters, something I don't have where I live. I was 100% in love with the bag and read tons of reviews before going through with the purchase because the shipping was $40 on top of the $50 the bag costs online - that's pretty expensive for me. They had a bright pink one that was listed as availiable/in stock until I got to the very end of checking out, when UO decided to tell me that it actually wasn't available. At all. I was devastated and wasn't sure I still wanted the bag (I was so set on the pink one), but the coral one looked nice so I still went through with it. The picture online looked light pink, but that colour is not accurate in the slightest. The bag I got is bordering on neon orange. It's really hard to photograph the colour, so I understand the mistake in looking at photos. Everyone tells me they love it, but I can't get over the fact that it's nothing like I expected. Plus the zipper is really shoddy. It gets stuck and the teeth will look bent, even though they can move back to place if you touch them. I just always feel like I'm going to break it so easily! The boots were a complete inpulse buy. I wasn't even shopping for anything in particular, just walked into Soft Moc and grabbed them. I'm very happy with them. I've been buying Minnetonka stuff for years, my moccasins always hold up super well. They're comfortable and I think they look good with everything. And.. baggy mansweaters are my weakness. I love Value Village so much.
Do you like my bag? Be honest. Sometimes I'm still sad when I look at it.
01 November 2012
I decided after work, two hours before I had to be somwhere, that I wanted to dress up. I threw some stuff together for a much less than perfect Korra, but I am so happy I did it! White!Blonde!Korra, but still Korra. I didn't have time to make the hair things, either. sjkhlsfghruhgfdgjksd I love her ^.^
I wish more people were creative with Halloween when they go out. I can't even begin to tell you how many "cats" I saw when I went to the mall today. Every chasier chick was clad in skimpy, tight black clothing with cat ears and whiskers drawn on their faces. So lame!
What were you this year? (sorry if you were a slutty cat, no hard feelings).
♡ sarabel at 1:49 AM
29 October 2012
Wow. The last time I did a favourites was a year ago - last October! It is not that difficult of a thing to do, so I'm disappointed that I don't do it more often. I am so sorry (for anyone who reads and for myself) that I don't update very often. I am juggling my degree/going to classes, working 25 hours every weekend, and working credit hours through the week. It's tough to get to do everything I want to do! I've definitely bought and tried new things in the last little while and planned on posting, but it's all lost on me now. I am going to force myself to post once per week at the very least now! :')
1 ♥ Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain, Lovesick
Perfect. I thought it would be too bright, too fuchsia, but it's a nice cool pink. Very pigmented/ true stain, lasts absolutely hours on me.
2 ♥ Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain, Charm
These swatches had me convinced I needed this colour. I always have trouble finding nudes that work for me. I have a little trouble with application; it isn't as smooth as Lovesick. I like it a lot, anyways!
3 ♥ St. Ives Hand Cream
A drugstore in my city was closing and they had everything 70% off. This was practically free, and I just grabbed it because my latest Nivea hand cream was just about empty. It's my new favourite. It smells amazing, I can't even describe it - fresh? It isn't greasy, and my hands feel soft.
4 ♥ Essie Grow Faster
As I've mentioned since the dawn of time, I have a hard time keeping my fingers looking pretty. I am over the nail biting, though the picking and biting my skin is different story. I use this as a clear polish for work and I would say the claim to make nails grow faster is true. I wouldn't really care if it did or didn't, it's still a good clear/base/strengthening polish.
5 ♥ Avon Skin So Soft Body Lotion w/ Argan
I like Avon lotions. SSSs are always great. They have a few different ones these days, so I decided to try one. I've used it every day since I got it and no complaints!
6 ♥ NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Amsterdam
I bought this in January and didn't really wear it after I first got it. I'm a bit shy about lipstick (especially reds and brighter colours) since I'm just in class and at work most of the time and sometimes I notice people will comment and say something stupid like, "why are you wearing makeup?" if I wear lipstick. I decided that I do not care what people think anymore and I will wear my red and bright pink lipsticks proudly. This one lasts a long time, just starts to look flaky and separated once it starts wearing off.
7 ♥ Hand Candy Primer, Perfecting
My Mark primer ran out and I didn't know what to try next, so I grabbed this one from the drugstore. It's pretty. Totally different consistency than Mark's, but it does make my face quite smooth. I am definitely looking to try something else next time.
Well, this has been a 3 am post! I am exhausted and barely slept this past week, but I am always wanting to do things I enjoy really late at night...
15 September 2012
Avon's taken a stab at their own version of the ever-popular oil products for your hair. It's less than $15 and I have to admit, I am in love with it. I have used Moroccanoil (the brand of moroccan oil) and EVA's Keravis/Argan oil before, both which I really like. I have only been using this one for a couple days, but my hair looks and feels amazing. That's saying something, considering the first time I used it I accidentally poured A LOT into my hand and didn't want to waste it. I was so afraid my hair would be weighed down and greasy, but even when I used excess, it didn't do either of those things!
I don't know much about what ingredients are good/better or what to look out for, but here's the list if anyone is curious.
My hair is a lovely mix of pink, yellow, white, and orange right now. I call it blonde, but whatever. Some days I am like, I love blonde! I look best blonde. I will stay this way for a long time. Then I see a picture with my pink hair and I want to dump my head into a bucket of Atomic Pink and never turn back.
Anyways, see how shiny and soft it looks! :o)
I would definitely recommend Avon's Moroccan Argan oil product to a friend. It's an affordable alteranative to more expensive salon products.