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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Teeny Tiny Sephora Haul

So i've been wanting to get the Stila Sumdgestick Eyeliner in Stingray (Jet Black) ever since a few days ago when i accompanied Karen to Ulta (her first time) and saw this eyeliner, swatched it and fell in love..but of course they ran out/sold out of both the pencil and the smudgepot in black (which i wanted to try out)..

and the lady told us they'd get the next shipment in Monday.. of course Monday came, I called, they didn't get it in.. and searched a few of the neighboring sephora's, ulta's.. with no luck! until TODAY! i called again and the lady at Sephora said they didn't carry that eyeliner (she'd never heard of it and that specific one they will not carry at Sephora) LOLOL.. well i asked her to look if they Had the Smudgepot in stock for Karen... and she placed me on hold.. low and behold 2 minutes afterwards, she came back saying, yes we actually do have that eyeliner and the smudgepot!

so i told her to put them both on hold for me.. Karen picked me up and we went to the mall (mind you it took us 30mins to get there cause i had to bring my oldest daughter Tianna who was kicking and screaming because she wanted to go with me).. we got there.. and this is a sephora inside JCPenny.. well omg i went in looking for the Stila section.. when omg omg i saw they had NARS! they didn't have it last time (well ig uess i was blind LOL).. but they had ONE left of the blush i've been lemming for! AMOUR! and yes I got the last one.. was only supposed to get the eyeliner.. but i called my hubby right away and said - i'm gettin the eyeliner... oh.. and.. this blush too! LOL ;) i'm so funny.. he laughed at me and said- duh go ahead!

So i left a happy camper.. I did want to buy brush cleaner lol, but i was so content with my purchase that well i didn't get anything else!

so here is me and my happiness with my newest additions ;)

Lol sorry i look tore up from the floor up.. this was at 10PM! a long days work LOL.. i cannot wait to try my newest products tomorrow! :) i'll try to do a FOTD! :)

Also - my hubby's chief/boss doctor gave him a sample for me to try out.. it's a small little set from a line called: Vivan MD Skincare.. i've personally never heard of them.. have any of you? But i checked out their website and saw their list of "clients" so to speak:

i don't know how true it really is - but i haven't came across any bad/negative reviews on this brand thus far.. well i'll try it out: the kit comes with the Satin Cleanser tub, Clear Skin Toner and Balancing Moisture Cream.. i'll try it out for a little and tell you all how i like it within the next few weeks.. ;)

I think that's it for now.. i gotta hit the hay.. and BIG announcement for you ALL to hear from me on Monday! :) tee hee so excited! I can't thank you all enough for everyone who's subscribed to my blog! :) i'm going to probably have a real mini giveaway to show my appreciation.. when i get some extra $$! :) 

stay tuned! till next time!!!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MAC : Pret-a-papier Collection - Are your getting anything?

Hello all!

For those of you who are into MAC and their collections, the latest one that just came out Pret-a-Papier.. Are any of you going to get anything/have purchased anything (available online i believe) from this collection?

I think if i can purchase anything from this collection (on a real tight budget).. I really would love to try out:

Paint Pots:
Coral Crepe
(Groundwork is Permanent shade, so i'll wait on that one!)

Luckily I swapped not to long ago for Memorabilia (It's a repromote) so i'll skip it!
Cut to fit - will skip it because it looks similar (or in the same family as) Twinks Eyeshadow
Bamboo - is permanent - so i'm not in a rush to purchase it :)
Tissue Weight - looks like it won't go so well on my eyelids.. plus i have too many beigey/nudy colors so i'll skip.. but i guess i'll stop by the MAC Counter when i can and swatch it for myself or have the MA put it on me..
Gazette Grey - i'm going to skip this one only because i don't wear too many greys as it is.. 

Garb - looks interesting.. it's like a orangey/nude color.. not sure how it'd look on my skin.. so it's one of those things i'll have to see in person..
Instant Chic - i absolutely LOVE the color in the pot, but from reading a few reviews on it - goes on sheer etc.. im wondering how it'll look on my skin! but it looks lovely.. not to mention i'm in a total BLUSH phase right now!
Light Over Dark Mineralize Blush Duo - I don't know, but i'm just not into the blush duo's.. well this one just doesn't wow me (and the price too lol).. 

All the lipsticks in this collection are rather lovely! but knowing me since i have pigmented lips.. it'll distort the color of the lipstick when i put it on.. so i'll have to go to the mac store and see/swatch/try them on myself to see which one really will work for me!
Archetype, Dressmaker Dressmaker, Kraft, Made to Order

C-Thru, Pret-a-Papier, Fold and Tuck
i'm thinking the same thing as the lipsticks - will have to try them for myself! :)  Fold and Tuck reminds me of the MAC lipstick Fresh Moroccan (but of course more shiny!)

Brownbag - i think i'd really like this - it's so nude/browny/natural lol.. like brown paper bag! LOL.. i've never owned nail polish.. or fancy "Nail Lacquer" from MAC.. but i think i'd like this one! something i could wear to work!
Originality - i think it's a frosty super shimmery/shiny gold.. i don't think i'd be able to wear it to work without people being blinded by it's color! but i do love it though! we'll see!

the Chromographic pencils (well the eyebrow ones) i'd really like to try! i don't even know what the other two are.. or where they're supposed to go lol.. but i'm not in a rush to buy them to be honest..

for those of you that have anything from the collection - please feel free to share your swatched in the comments! :)

if and when i do purchase anything - i'll definitely do some swatches and have a final review!

<3 Khristine

Monday, April 19, 2010

Holy Moly Monday

okay - so i titled this "Holy Moly Monday" only because i'm sooo freakin' sore from my workout this past weekend! HOLY MOLY... going up the stairs at work, sitting down, standing up.. holy moly i'm SO sore LOL.. why i don't know! jeebus!

Saturday I believe I worked out Legs, I hadn't done squats in so long.. and decided to go heavy.. i added 10more lbs than usual (okay - so maybe that's why but still!).. i didn't do stiff legged dead lifts because i noticed how it's such a compound exercise - my back is sore forever lol.. and i already have back problems as it is lol.. so i thought i'd chill on those for a bit.. maybe this saturday i'll do them.. to change up my routine..

So for Saturday my workout consisted of:
- Legs
- Chest
- Back

and Sunday workout consisted of:
- Shoulders
- Biceps
- Triceps
weird combo.. but it works LOL.. :)

i don't want to bore you all with my exercises.. but i do want to update you all with my progress! after my girls, i swear i have so much extra skin.. and even moreso with the weightloss.. but i'm proud to say that i've lost 16-18lbs (depends when i weigh myself - usually i do it at work when i'm fully clothed and had a full breakfast LOL)..

but if i were to keep track of when i was my heaviest (after I had tianna, my 1st daughter) until now.. i've lost a good 31lbs.. but keep in mind this is in a span of 2-3 years on and off because i did have my 2nd daughter 19 months after LoL.. and so.. yea i've been yo-yo'ing with my weight for a few years..

it's funny to think when i was 13 (when i first met my boyfriend - who is now my husband).. that i was a size DOUBLE ZERO and 90lbs.. BUT i was not a stick!! i was actually pretty lean! gosh i miss my body haha!.. but then again i'm embracing my womanly curves :) ..

anywho.. enough rambling.. :) i don't think i'll have any videos until June.. i know i'm sorry! i've been SO busy and i barely just started back studying again and you all know how that goes!

but don't worry - i'm kinda shy to do a vlog - but i'd love to.. but wouldn't know what to talk about haha! :)

i thank all my subbies for reading my junk and randomness :) i hope that you all will follow my weightloss journey, my make-up/beauty adventures (btw i'm going to IMATS in june! in Los Angeles).. and my Mommyhood journey!

which I would LOVE to invite all you lovely ladies to join my forums:! :) it's a great online community not only for moms (as we have a lot of members who are not mommy's) but for women all over the world! :)

okay.. that's enough for tonight at least! i'm so sore! LOL

<3 Khristine

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Casual Friday at Work FOTD

 I wanted to share some FOTD's with you that I had done last week.. nothin' special :)

I'm just trying to put my MAC eyeshadows to good use! I feel really bad I have yet to use my BH Cosmetics 120 eyeshadow Palette... i haven't touched it since my last YT tutorial using it.. I'm not sure if i'm going to sell it or not, but I just noticed i've been reaching for my mac eyeshadows a lot!

Anywho, on to the Pix..

I Looooove me some purples ;)

On this particular look, I believe that I used the following products:

MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NC25
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 (under eyes)
MAC Sheer Pressed Powder in NC35
NARS Albatross (Highlight)
NARS Lovejoy Blush

MAC Plum e/s (1st half lid)
MAC Cool Heat e/s (middle lid)
MAC Parfait Amour e/s (crease - very light)
MAC TopHat e/s (outer Corner/"V")
MAC Greasepaint Stick in Slick Black
MAC Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack
Milani Easyliner in Black for waterline

Aquafina Lipbalm
MAC 3N lipstick (but by this time of day it had worn off lol)

I'm still trying to find an eyeliner that will not smudge! in some of the photos the eyeliner has smudged (on the bottom).. i've set the darn thing with black eyeshadow, but it still smudges.. :) oh well! :)

MY Furbabies Oreo & Ginger

So I posted awhile back that I got my lil doggies groomed i think. Lol can't remember anymore.. but a few of you wanted to see what my doggies look like :)

well I had some time to snap some pictures (sorry quality wasn't the greatest, was from my phone)

but here ya go! :)

This is Mr. Oreo

Oreo is half Pomeranian and half Yorkshire Terrier :) he is the sweetest dog ever in the world! He is missing his left eye in a freak accident from an older dog he got into it with :( Sadly to say his eye had to be surgically removed.. but even still - he's the best little doggie ever! I love him to pieces!

This is Miss Ginger

She is 100% Yorkie! :) She is extremely hyper, very vocal - but a sweetheart to say the least. She's very obedient and gets along well with Oreo! they were soulmates from the beginning. Oreo's Birthday is 10/13 and Ginger's Birthday is 10/17! 

I originally got Oreo as my present to myself in 2005 for passing my nursing license boards! after like a month, I realized he needed a friend and got another Pomeranian named Roxie, but she was SO much bigger than him and they just did not get along at all.. so we ended up giving Roxie to my Aunt & Uncle (who still live with them!)

I then found Ginger and new I just had to have her! When I brought her home, they were instantly pals.. :) it was a great match! 

Anywho! i thought i'd just share some recent pictures of them! :) 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hi Everyone!

Hey everyone! hope you've all been doing swell!

I just want to thank all my subbies new and old! thank you so much for the support! I truly appreciate it! :)

I'm going to be holding a giveaway as soon as I hit 100 followers! :) it's going to be awesome! please let me know what kind of items you like (like brands, and if you like false eyelashes, eyeshadows, lipsticks, perfumes etc etc!) just so i know what YOU guys like! cause after all this is for you all!

i'm very excited to get 100 followers! I hope it happens soon! :) would be nice! I can't even believe that i have over 40! :) never thought ANYONE would be interested in anything I had to say LOL!

anyway.. this is long overdue..

But I received a Love package from the amazingly beautiful sweetheart Nikki!! I was SO surpised that she sent me something!! I got this a few weeks ago but didnt' have a chance to post til now

Sorry my desk is messy lol, but was in such a rush trying to take this picture before work LOL.. but I got a lil love note, some earrings (which are SO cute btw), some Red Cherry Eyelashes, and tea samples! I absolutely LOVE tea! and this is my first pair of red cherry lashes, which i absolutely adore!! :)

Here is ME wearing my newest Red Cherry lashes
and yes I was going to the gym after this LOL.. NO i didn't put it on specifically for the gym.. i wore it because i went out before this (i believe it was easter), then decided to go to the gym right afterwards :) but i still loved them! 

Anyway - many thanks to Nikki! She was SO sweet! :) I really appreciate this hun!!!  

I'm off to a doctor's appt right now, i'm rushing it like crazy because my daughters have a rechecka ppt for their asthma and i don't know if i'll make it on time lol yikes!! i'll update later! i've done some FOTD's which i think i did horribly, but it's better than nothin haha! :) okay toodles all!
<3 Khristine

Saturday, April 10, 2010

TAG: 3's (super late!)

Okay i've been lagging on almost everything (super sorry) but i've been super  busy with work and everything going on at home! the weather has been crazy (hot and then cold, cold then hot!) and then the freakin' earthquakes going on.. AHH! craziness I tell you!

anyway, i still have tons of pictures to upload.. so i thought i'd just do this since i'm so late on it anyway!

I was tagged by the beautiful and amazing Krystle!

So Check out her blog - she's awesome and such a sweetheart! thanks for tagging me love! :) so here you go! Enjoy!

Three names I go by:
1.Xtine (sounds like ex-TEEN)
2. Khristine

(lol how interesting right? lol)

Three jobs I have had:
1. Worked as Cashier @ Mrs. Fields cookies when I was in high school lol
2. File Clerk @ a Law Firm
3. LVN @ a Hospital (current)

Three places I have lived:
1. Lancaster, CA
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. San Fernando Valley

Three favorite drinks:
1. Water
2. Raspberry Iced Tea
3. Hot Green Tea

Three TV shows I watch:

I don't get to watch much TV nowadays, but when I do
1. The Office
2. Dexter

Three places I have been:
2. New York
3. Las Vegas

Three places I would like to visit:
1. Japan
2. Hawaii
3. Europe (Germany to visit Hazel!)

Three people who text me regularly:
1. Hubby
2. Karen
3.Derick lol

Three favorite old TV shows:
1. 90210
2. Sabrina the teenage witch
3. Ren & Stimpy 

Three favorite dishes:
1. Pizza
2. Sushi (California Roll! LOLOL)
3. Fettuccine Alfredo

Three makeup products I cannot live without:
1. Eyeliner
2. Eyebrow Pencil/Powder 
3. Blush

Three things I'm looking forward too:
1. June/July/September! 
2. Losing 20-30 more lbs by my Birthday

Three people I tag:
1. Pinksealight @ PinkSealight
2. Sinead @ *Dainty*Dollymix
3. Cyd Angie @ Beauty by Cyd Angie

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

FOTD :: Using some of MAC's GMLoL e/s ;)

Whaaat? another FOTD? I know right - amazing! lol.. anyway - I was so happy that hubby let me get the other eyeshadows (well i had previously gotten birds & berries when it first came out).. I'm awaiting Shell Pearl in the mail because my local MAC counter was sold out (and the idiot MA was all like - umm it's Limited Edition so you can no longer get it anymore anywhere.. i said, well the reason why i came to the store was because i saw it online and thought you may have it - but it's available online so i'll just purchase it there!) he tried to tell me it was sold out.. but umm no it wasn't jerkface!! :)

anyway.. I used Dame's Desire & Birds & Berries eyeshadows mainly.. but this is the look i did today for work! :) and yes I'm wearing Sponge Bob Scrubs (if you can see it lol) LOL!

Products used:
Too Faced Primed & Poreless (T-zone)
MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage (Everywhere else)
Katie B Cosmetics - Mineral Foundation
Katie B Cosmetics - Concealer in G400
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25
NARS Luster Blush
MAC Emote Blush (for contouring cheeks)

MAC Delft Paint Pot (On lid area)
Birds & Berries E/s on Lid
Dame's Desire e/s on Crease
Print e/s Outter Corner with SS219 brush
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Ink Black
Voluptuous Stiletto Mascara

Aquafina Lipbalm
MAC Equality Lipstick
MAC Feeling Dreamy lipglass

Brushes Used:
MAC 130 for foundation
MAC 109 for blush contouring
MAC 187 for blush

MAC 242 (to apply paint pot)
MAC 239 (to apply birds & berries to lid)
Sonia Kashuk Large Crease brush (for crease using Dame's Desire)
Sigma SS219 (to use print e/s on outer corner)

Anywho - hope yall enjoy today's FOTD! I still have a lot of stuff to post about! (especially my love package from Nikki!!! Well hope you all had a fabulous day! til next time!

<3 Khristine

Monday, April 5, 2010

FOTD :: Inspired by Nicole Scherzinger

Hey Everyone! So I had been contemplating coloring my hair dark for the longest time ever, but was saving up to do it.. then Last night I just decided - what the hey..i'll just pick up some hair dye from CVS (it was around the corner from my home anyway).. and get some hairdye! lol..

Well since it was like 9:00PM, Hubby was such a sweetheart to take me :) .. (well he waited in the car lol).. so I was trying to see which shade I liked LOL.. mind you I have not colored my hair by myself for years LOL.. because I've always Had my hairstylist (Errine!) do it, as I had a unique coloring..

I originally had her dye my hair a deep/dark chocolate brown for Halloween 2009, but it quickly faded because of my platinum blonde streaks/highlights.. it sort of came back.. and i never had a chance to get them touched up or re-colored my hair as the cost of taking care of it was really hurting my pocket.. not to mention i just got back into getting into make-up LOL and would rather save for makeup!

so anyway.. i decided to go with Black.. as i wanted something dark dark dark and different (well for me since i've had my hair every color of the rainbow).. and i absolutely love Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls.. and thought.. hmm why not! :)

I know I may not be as beautiful as she is, but I admire her!! :)

My inspiration for this FOTD:

And My interpretation (CC welcome!):

Products Used:
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Primer
MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
Cle De Peau Cream foundation SPF 18 in O20 (sample)
MAC Sheer Pressed Powder in NC35
NARS Luster Blush

MAC Blanc Type E/S (inner corner up to middle lid area)
MAC Cork E/S (Crease)
MAC Handwritten (Outter Corner/Outter "V")

(my lips are really pigmented and found if i used anything lighter - it looked too washed out LOL)
Aquafina Lipbalm (LOVE!!)
MAC Honeylove L/S
MAC Nymphette L/G

Don't mind the background (was at work - end of the day lol)

Let me know what ya think!

<3 Khristine
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