Sunday, February 21, 2010

five: reviews and hauls coming up :)

hey guys! today i'll just be giving an update on my up-and-coming reviews and hauls, all of which i'll be sharing with you :)

Review and Haul List

one. i've bought the very popular and beautiful Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Limited Edition Book of Shadows, so i'll definitely put pictures and a in-depth review of that.

two. of course, i've bought alongside the BOS, a full-sized Urban Decay Primer Potion.

three. the Dollface 28-neutral palette.

four. the Dollface 15 piece concealer palette.

five. the Dollface dual-ended brush set.

six. the Maybelline ClearSmooth pressed powders.
seven. the Bedazz blending brush.

eight. (i forgot the name of the brand, but i bought it from Browhaus) Eyelash Strenghtener.

nine. Skin79 Diamond BB Cream.

ten. Smith's Rosebud Salve Lip Balm.

eleven. the body shop's Born Lippy lip balm in Raspberry.
twelve. the body shop's Cottonseed Curl Booster.

thirteen. Geo Fresh Brown toric lens.

fourteen. Rimmel Glam'eyes mascara.

fifteen. Rimmel Eye Magnifier mascara.

sixteen. Maybelline Eyestudio Eyebrow Kit in Medium.

seventeen. Clean and Clear Clean Fairness Moisturizer.

eighteen. TheBalm time Balm concealer in Light/Medium. 

nineteen. Nivea 3 in 1 Lip Care Pinkish Boost.

twenty. ELF Candy Shop Lip Gloss in Cherry Bomb.

twenty one. ELF Studio Line Blush in Peachy Keen.

twenty two. Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black/Noir.

twenty three. CoverGirl Lashblast Length Mascara in Black Brown.

twenty four. L'oreal Telescopic Clean Mascara in Black.

twenty five. Stila Convertable Color in Rose.

twenty six. Stila Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Bronze Glow.

twenty seven. MAC paintpot in painterly.

twenty eight. Celeteque Gentle Facial Wash.

twenty nine. St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub.

thirty. St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizer.

thirty one. Stila Lipstick in Wendy.

thirty two. Stila Barbie Loves Stila Smudge Pot in Little Black Dress.

thirty three. Stila Barbie Loves Stila Smudge Pot in Colbat Clutch.

thirty four. Finesse Curling Defining Mousse.

thirty five. NYX Runway palette in Romance.

thirty six. NYX round lipstick in Doll.

thirty seven. NYX round lipstick in Spellbound.

thirty eight. NYX round lipstick in B52.

thirty nine. NYX round lipstick in Indian Pink.

forty. NYX powder blush in Peach.

forty one. NYX round lipstick in Electra 

forty two. Covergirl Lashblast Luxe Mascara.

forty three. Covergirl Lashblast Mascara.

forty four. Maybelline Vollum'  Express Waterproof mascara.

forty five. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler.

forty six.  Shu Uemura Mini Eyelash Curler.

forty seven. DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom.
forty eight. Victoria Secret Body Spray in Delicious Petal.

forty nine. Bath & Body Works Body Creme in Passion Fruit.

fifty. Godiva UVA/UVB protective sunblock SPF 35 PA++ 

and so much more! stay tuned! :)

it's not in chronological order, it's in random :D

Saturday, February 20, 2010

four: thoughts on photography and an update :)

hey everyone!

thanks for dropping by on my little blog :)

i know i haven't been able to post a few entries recently, life's been pretty busy, so yeaaaah.

so lets start on my thoughts on photography.

on my deviantart, i've posted an entry on my thoughts on photography as well--being the
photography lover i am. i'm no pro, don't get me wrong, i just have my own principles on it.

on one note, i love all good photos. it doesn't have to be shot with a DSLR (seeing as i take pretty okay photos without one, sample photos below). you can go read that blog entry over there, on my DA.

i do not edit my photos (at least, not the recent ones i've taken and posted on DA, the oldest onesare the ones i've edited--badly, take note. i'll probably delete those, haha!) just watermark, since i don't want people stealing my photos.

here are a few :)

for more pictures, please check out my DA. be sure to comment!

OKAY. as for the update, i'll be posting in a few days, pictures of my rather large haul, and some reviews! yay!

please tune in for that ;)

it's most exciting.

that's it for now, thanks for dropping by!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

three: my leeming list!

so, this is my third entry :)

in this entry, i'll be talking about my "leeming" list. i don't really keep a list, cause i think that my addiction makes me just want everything that i know is actually of good quality, but then again, i've always wanted to try writing one of these. so this is my take on it:

1.) Canon EOS 7D
-i love this camera, though i really hate that it has the capacity to shoot videos: my opinion is that SLR's shouldn't have a video function. you have a point and shoot, it has a video function, use it. people with SLR's should be seriously intended to use it for photography. not stupid little froofy-looloo pictures. just cause it's macro doesn't make it a good picture. also, if you're just gonna put your camera on Auto, or Program, why the heck did you get it if you don't know how to use it to it's fullest potential? you're wasting money and it's annoying how you flaunt it just cause you have the money.

sorry for the quick rant, but yes, that is definitely my number one. i'll be getting it next year (as soon as i can buy the body, and the lens i wanted)

2.) Etude House things
-i've tried this brand before, and it's pretty okay. their skin care works well with me, so i wanna keep buying.

3.)More things from Stila
- i love stila, and my goal is to like, own everything from stila :))
i wanna buy some of their brushes. will do a review on some of their stuff soon, promise!

4.) Urban decay things
- urban decay is the absolute winner, of course. and i can't wait to purchase a few things from them >:)

5.) More Letraset Markers
-now, i'm no big time graphic artist or whatever, but still. i do invest on these things. i'm not the type who buys these markers just because it's cool to look at (unlike some people i know :-"). i don't just decorate my planner with it--i don't even let it touch my planner. it's 4k, it's not worth it just cause you like it and think it's pretty.

6.)DA pro camera bag
-this bag is seriously amazing, i'll be purchasing this along with my 7D >:)

7.) Lancome Mascaras
-need i say more? their mascaras work well on me, and i don't mind spending the extra 1000 for nice looking lashes.

8.) MAC Pro Laptop
-actually, i'm okay if i don't get it.

9.) Heated Eyelash Curler
-i've always wanted to try one :-"

10.) Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
-it's a classic :>

two: makeup inspiration for the week + things i love thursday!

Yes! Second Entry!

So basically, i love makeup. especially the "no-makeup/thick lashes/red lipped" look. as much as i adore edgy makeup looks (one that my really good friend Elaine is just so good at--not to mention she looks amazing with it on), i really can't pull them off, so i just stick to my neutrals and winged eyeliner.

but for this week, i'll be choosing a dark sexy look given by beyonce.

Beyonce's smokey eye with a not-so-nude lip is just gorgeous. not to mention her skin looks flawless. as almost cliche as it is to choose a celebrity, i did. just because i wanted to. :)

seriously, i love her look.

Things i love thursday time!

photography. as strange as it is, stoichiometry. chemistry. gastronomy. makeup blogs. blogsales. makeup. makeup artistry. stila cosmetics. benefit cosmetics. too faced cosmetics. urban decay. dollface cosmetics. shu uemura. days with the lord. my school. intrams--at least the one in my school. facebook. multiply--for the online sellers. etude house. anna sui. Canon cameras. DSLR's. my canon g10. strange people. blazon. being management editor! UP--though, i'm not a student, yet ;)

dark tinted lipsticks/stains. peachy and deep blushes. (actually, i don't mind spending for my makeup. it's an investment).cheap, good quality mascaras. skin care.

well, that's that for now! thanks for dropping by :)

one: introductions?

Blog number one!

congrats to me, for finally making one of these, haha!

so basically, this blog is just my daily/weekly musings on anything and everything ranging from makeup reviews, rants on whatever, and so on.

so for a little background on me:

name: denise
ethnicity: chinese, filipino, spanish (and part friggin mexican)
height: around 5'1"?
skin type: normal
skin tone: yellow-based (warm) and light
hair color: dark brown
hair type: curly/wavy
interests: writing, cooking, music, makeup, reading, sleeping, all that good stuff.

so yeah, that's basically about me :)

i'm still a student, so that's another thing. for more info about me, please check out my DA: for my photography and awesome stuff :)