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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I can never say I have successfully "hit pan" on a makeup product before, but I can now! I was in a rush yesterday and my clutzy-self picked up my NEW compact of MAC's Shell Pearl (Liberty of London collection) and somehow it slipped from my fingers, hit the side of my sink, then plummeted to its death on my bathroom floor. Sigh.

I tried picking up the pieces that were still in big chunks and tried to salvage most of the powder without collecting up dust and hair (haha yes, ew...) from my bathroom floor. I'm not sure what to do with my compact yet. So far, the product is still in it's loose chunky pizza-like powder form, sitting in the compact. There will be a day where I drop it again, I know it!

What are my options?
1) Leave it as is...
2) Get a sifter jar, crush it up and use it as mineral makeup...
3) Re-press with rubbing alcohol -- but I'm scared this will alter the softness of the powder!

SIGH. I am quite sad.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

TAG - 40 Questions

Whatever happened to 21 questions? Hah! I guess there's too much to know in the "beauty world." I saw this tag on my favorite Canadian MUA, Jessica. She has super clean-cut and helpful videos on YT. Check her out!


-How many times do you wash your face daily?

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Combo but more so dry

-What is your current facial wash?
Shu Uemura's Clensing Oils

-Do you exfoliate?
Once a week with my Clarisonic

-What brand do you use?

-What moisturizer do you use?
Shu Uemura red:juvenus vitalizing retexturizing cream

-Do you have freckles?

-Do you use eye cream?
Yes! It's a must. Shu Uemura's red:juvenus vitalizing line reducing eye essence

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?


-What foundation do you use?
I'm trying out MUFE's HD foundation. But otherwise, since I don't need much coverage, I just stick to MAC's MSFN

-How about concealer?
MAC's Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW25

-Do you know your undertone color?
Yellow -- I'm Asian!

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
They're fun but I hate the feeling of it blocking your vision!

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes but sadly I do not adhere to that rule.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Shiseido's Lasting Lift Mascara

-Sephora or MAC?
MAC -- hands down!!

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
DUDE, I WISH. Sigh :( Someone hook me up?

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
MAC, Sigma, Shu Uemura, and Bare Escentuals (for their bent eyeliner brush!)

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes! I either use...
1. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
2. Bare Escentual's Prime Time (for eyes)
3. Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden (I'm allergic to the original one!)

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
MAC's Satin Taupe

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil and gel!

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never. But now I probably will.

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
LOVE 'EM! But they're SUPER messy.

-Do you use mineral makeup?

-What is your favorite lipstick?
I don't have one...

-How about lipgloss?
Shu Uemura's Gloss Unlimited in PK382S

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Right now it's MAC's Ripe Peach blush ombre

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Um, hell no.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes! I want to take some MAC classes.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Depends! Usually no...

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like neutral lips but as for eyeshadow, bring on the colors!!

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
I love Taylor Swift's cat eyes!

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
Concealer. I can actually leave the house using no make up!

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Of course. I do it all the time.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
My boyfriend thinks so, haha!

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

-What do you think of Makeup?
I love how it can change someone's look or cover up something that makes people feel self-conscious. And it's also damn expensive!

Anddd I'm off to Vegas. It's your turn to do this tag!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MAC Liberty of London


Well, actually...I just LOVE limited edition anythings. Yeah, the words "limited edition" really does it for me. Why? Probably something psychological where I can't bear to not have it when I can't get my grubby paws on it anymore. So hence why, I am a hoarder. Confessions of a hoarder. New blog name? Hah!
I was able to see this collection at MAC counters at Nordstroms and Bloomingdales already and I am so in love with it. The packaginig is cute but has a retro-ish feel to it. It's not drop-dead bubbly and adorable but it's colorful and somewhat edgy.

What I will be purchasing:
Eyeshadow in Dame's Desire
Blush in Prim & Proper

What I'm contemplating:
Lipstick in Ever Hip
Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl

MAC will be the death of my savings this spring/summer. There are a ton of new lines coming out!! MAC Art Supplies Collection, MAC Pret-a-Papier, MAC To The Beach...

Btw, those links are to 3 of my FAVORITE beauty blogs.