Wednesday, September 28

How Does it Feel Now to Watch it Burn?

 

Outfit post just like I promised! Its been ridiculously hot these days -sweat sweat- and I'm totally not used to it because most of the times when I think its hot, its actually freezing outside. Layers are your friends! My friend bought me these earrings because it was a buy one get one free sale and they are ginormous!!

Listen to - Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix) - deadmau5
(I've been listening to this all month. It never gets old!)
Until Next Time,
Mint

Tuesday, September 27

Revlon Colorstay, Wetwild Palette, Maybelline Colossal Volume Express


So a few days ago, I had to restock on some essentials. My old mascara (beloved Kate Volume) was bought a year ago (gross. how unsanitary) & its time for it to retire! My foundation has also been overused so I cleaned out my make-up thoroughly, went on my way to CVS, & bought Revlon's Colorstay in Buff (I actually bought the oily skin formula & had to return it for the dry skin one), Wet & Wild Palette in Vanity, & Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara.



First up, Maybelline's Colossal Volume Express didn't really wow me as much as I hoped. Its certainly a great mascara but it doesn't make my lashes thick enough. Yes on length no on volume. Also, I'm a fan of the curvy brushes and this brush makes me smear if I'm not careful. Its waterproof so it takes a LOT to really take this mascara off (more than my other waterproof mascaras). As a disclaimer, you need to work really fast with this mascara as its hard to layer after it dries. Minimal clump though (not that I care. I actually think some clumps on the lower lash are cute.)


As for the Wet & Wild palette. Its AMAZING!! I needed a small palette after brutally killing my majorca majolica one. I really really love this palette as it has three true mattes & three shimmers. I use the matte side way more often but its seriously a great deal. I opted for Vanity because it was all neutrals (my everyday colors) Only downside is theres no mirror but I can't complain, Wet & Wild.

The Revlon Colorstay foundation really lives up to its hype. However, I noticed that the formula for dry skin is a bit darker than the formula for oily skin. Not really a big problem but something to take into consideration. The only thing I think it can improve is the packaging with a pump. It makes my skin look completely flawless and for 13 dollars, you can't beat the price. For people who are afraid of streaking, you can always mix a bit of moisturizer with this for your everyday look. I have noticed I'm getting a bit of minor blemishes but its too soon to tell if its a direct cause of the foundation or if I'm just breaking out from other things (not getting enough sleep, hormonal imbalance, etc.)

Until Next Time,
Mint.

P.s. My hair is brown now! Pics for next post :) :)

Sunday, September 25

Shopping on Haight

A small photo journal of my day yesterday, shopping with Janis & Rowena. 
I really need to remember to take more photos when I'm out :( :(!!


Until Next Time,
Mint

Sunday, September 18

Thrifty Buys for Back to School

Just a short update on my past back to school buys. Thrifted this really cute obesity&speed tank below. The original was 60 dollars and i got it for 15ish. What a steal! Got some lace up flat boots. They actually hurt more than heels because they have little to no arch support but I guess with some padding they would be okay. Finally obtained a black cardigan and this oversized sweater. I wasn't fond of the blue color but I liked use of imagery. Dollar glasses? Yes, please! Including one more jacket + shirt + skirt in the mail, everything put together is under 100.

I'm having a newfound love for color lipsticks. I'm really liking brighter pinks/reds/oranges. Its a bit too bold for everyday but I think its doable if you don't wear dark colors on the eyes.

I got free starbucks today who0ho0!! The guy messed up on my drink so I walked out the door with three drinks! haha :)


Until Next Time,
Mint

Wednesday, September 14

What I Wear to School & New Buys

I'm starting to do some more outfit posts since I've been mia in that category for a few months. So today I'm going to show you what I look like when I go to school!! ... Not very attractive!! haha! Okay honest to blog, I look pretty bad when I'm at school. I'll go to school in a ridiculous trash bag hoodie because c'mon.. who am I going to impress there? Im there to learn not to be a fabulous hoochie mama.  So today I found an outfit that was not too bad and I decided to take a photo of it. Note: I said this outfit was one of the better ones. Its very casual and comfy. Minimal make-up (if I even wear any) & no circles or very small circle lenses at school because again, not gonna care if I look like hot shit while learning.  

Also, here is a price break up of everything I'm wearing to show that yes you can look good while not breaking the bank.

Scarf - 15 dollars overseas
Jeggings - 5 dollars overseas
Cardigan - 5 dollars thrifted at goodwill
Shirt - 15 dollars from h&m
Shoes - 20 dollars from go-jane

 

Also part one of my recent buys. Remember in the last post where I said I went REALLY crazy over labor day weekend... Yeeeah. I'm trying to rationalize it by telling myself that it was shopping for my birthday and I need a new wardrobe for school anyways. FALL IS THE BEST TIME FOR FASHION AM I RIGHT?... *cries* 

I bought a few pairs of shoes from gojane (ughhh that place is terribad but i love their prices). Go Jane's customer service kind of really sucks ass. Put me on hold for 10 minutes and hung up lulz. Had to return one pair [not shown] because it was defective. The inside of the sole was ripping apart. If they charge me to ship it back I will break a bitch. They sent me defective stuff before but they just gave me a few dollars since its so cheap and not worth shipping back but this is beyond repair. Also got some accessories & a dress from f21

Until Next Time,
Mint

P.S. I'm mega busy with school but I'm still reading all the comments!! So sorry if I take a while to respond or don't get to it *tear*

Sunday, September 11

Ameli Makeup Review from Vanity Box

 

Alright finally done filming! I was commissioned a video a month or two ago from http://vanitybox.com.au To be honest, I wasn't expecting much after having crappy products with overseas brands. I find they are usually a hit or miss. This brand is definitely a hit. I love everything about their products... EVERYTHING AREWRJORAAJREA!!wrpiw1@!@GURGLE GURGLE (thats how much I love it)


First off customer service wise, they were very very quick responding to emails. Also, the package came flipping immaculate. I've never had a company send me make-up packed soooooo beautifully. They had two layers of tight plastic and more bubble wrap inside! I don't know bout you guys but most of the time when I order make-up they usually dump it in one of those little packages with bubble wrap lining. Nope not vanity box! Just their packaging alone wins them an A


 

Alright first off their jewelry. For all jewelry I do an "endurance" test. So right after we finished filming... I dumped it in my bag. Now you might think well thats not hardcore at all!! But ... you have never seen the contents of my bag! Theres so much crap in there that if this ring makes it through one whole day, it passes. I've tried this with countless other rings and not many of them passed. In fact urban outfitter's ring lasted 5 whole hours before one jewel came off... but then again urban outfitter makes shit quality jewelry so I shouldn't compare. 

Ring wise, The design is really really pretty with a bunch of different sized rocks, which makes it look more classy. Also, no itching on my part!! Always a good thing.


 

Next up they sent me three eyeshadows:  
Ameli #027 Nude Beige
Ameli #125 Luxury Brown
Ameli #501 Champagne

Alright these things are A FRICKING MAZING. Okay you know when you want that shimmer but its not really... glitter? I can't explain it but its smaller shimmers that make your eyes pop as opposed to looking like a crazy disco ball, yeah these eyeshadows have that, and then some!! Seriously these are my new everyday favorite eyeshadows now. Let me tell you why.

They go on smooth. Actually smooth is an understatement. AND they don't have any fallout. Even with the brown there was very very minimal fallout. Of course when I didn't dust it on my hand and just hastily applied there was a little fallout but nothing that made me break out the brush or tape! Also, they gave me this seperate shimmer (champagne) to layer ontop and its gorgeous. It makes your eyes reflect and look instantly brighter without being overdone. Seriously I can't live without these eyeshadows. Even my boyfriend was like damn these eyeshadows are pretty...

He then proceeded to try some on in hopes of being beautiful. One day Aaron, one day. HAHA just kidding. You are always beautiful (b'awwww enter cheese here)

 

Next up their brow gel. I'm a big fan of lightening eyebrows but I think that this is only for people with relatively light eyebrows already (if your eyebrows are very very thick this isn't going to lighten it much). It does make your eyebrows lighter but you have to coat it carefully and draw your eyebrows in beforehand. One time I drew my brows in afterwards, smushing the gel onto my skin and it became a giant gloopy mess. So take heed when using this product but when it does work, it works!


And finally Ameli #01A Ameli Luminizer(Ivory). I really like this but again, I'm way too pale for this. It kind of shows kind of doesnt. I like the fact that its matte (a BIG bonus). Trust me girls you do NOT want a shimmer highlight. Pros is that it subtlety highlights your features without overdoing it. AND it comes in the most adorable flipping packaging ever!! It works better on "normal" skin since I'm so pale from never getting any sun!

Okay quick overview of my thoughts on Ameli's products. First off, these products are made to enhance natural features, not cover them up. You know how some companys you can tell that their products are for theatrical features, the runway, crazy eccentric cat ladies, etc.? Yeah this isn't that. Their products feel pretty high end to me. Best part is that all the powders are pretty soft but not soft to the point where it crumbles (worst experience ever) leaving you with little fallout.

If you were to pick only one thing from their shop I recommend the champagne shadow. Because it makes everything look more than stunning.

Alright heres the video!!


Until Next Time,
Mint

Friday, September 9

Outfit post! Filming + Gifts + WetnWild Lipstick

Outfit post for my birthday + filming? Haha I wore my birthday outfit to film because I thought it was very "girly" looking. My boyfriend got me a manfrotto head + tripod for my birthday along with a new bluetooth! I definitely need it since I talk on the phone so much. How did I live without one for so long?!? Wet & Wild Lipstick is my new obsession since its dirt cheap and awfully pigmentted with lots of matte colors. I bought a lot of "presents" for myself partially because it was Labor Day sale and ... I went a little crazy.. You'll see in my later posts!! I'm too tired from school so I'll let the pictures do the talking!! Off to do homework/edit video footage now!




Until Next Time,
Mint

P.S. finally got my own domain name!! WHO0T!!

Thursday, September 1

Konad Nail Art Review

So I finally caved in & bought one of those Konad Stamps. Gosh things have gotten easier. I remember when I first started doing epic gel nails, my options were either hand drawing lace or using plastic stickers that didn't stick very well.. Then maybe a year later there were water decals which made making lace patterns easier. Now finally we have a stamp!! Now that I'm older and I don't do gel nails any longer, its very nice to have these which spice up my normal polished nails.



Okay so my thoughts on the konad system. I think it is really messy (hence my messy corners!) to do especially if you are inexperienced. I'm pretty sure that other people don't have this problem but I am very messy with my nails because I can "clean them up" later. You can't do that with this! I used cotton balls and told myself that I could use the meat of my fingers to pick things up but I ended up with cotton everywhere! There is a metal scraper (I heard from others that they now offer a plastic one but I was unable to find one) that kind of scratches up your plates. Not cool. And lastly, you have to be really careful applying your topcoat or it smears and your nails look messed up. I was uninformed of this so my nails were not as clean cut as I hoped. The thing that bothers me the most is that this is catered towards people with shorter nails. I have extremely long nails and the engraved plates cover probably a good 3/4ths of my nail, leaving an awkward spot I have to match up.

Overall though, you can't beat the price and this is really fun to spice up your nails for lazy people like me. Now I have a LOT more options when I am doing my nails. They also offer a lot of different plates at affordable prices.

Alright this is just my initial opinions on it and I cant wait to do some really cute nails. I'm not too fond of this set but I'll keep practicing haha! Anyways off to play with my presents now! My boyfriend bought me so many cute things for my birthday tomorrow. Okay I lied they arent that cute but they are adorable to me! I got a manfroto head and tripod (squeeeelsss!!) and a bluetooth.

Until Next Time,
Mint
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