Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Royal Mail... Oh how I love SWAPS! Sleek Palettes :)



Swapping... is my new found love♥.
After school I took a nap around 12PM, obviously at 1PM someone just has to wake me up,
My phone rings, and the mail lady tells me she has a package for me...
I jumped up and was so excited I wasn't tired anymore I ran downstairs and the Royal Mail has come!
On MUA I found the most amazing swapper, well not a swapper she is now a friend that I have made, we talk every single day, she is so trustworthy and just amazing and always sent me great products.Please Follow her Blog. She is the sweetest person ever.
DaintyDollyMix.Blogspot.Com
Sinead, introduced me to swapping and I had 0 tokens on MUA but she still trusted me thank god and sent me so much stuff, in my previous blog as you read, she sent me Barry M 101 and Gosh Darling :) 
SO CHECK HER OUT!
Recently we did another swap where I sent her the new Lady Gaga Lipstick because you know, you guys are delayed overseas cause MAC is slow. 
She sent me two things I have been longing for two Sleek Palettes in Original and Storm. 
They are the most amazing pigmented palettes. They are so lucky they have them there! 
These eyeshadows are gorgeous, some shimmery, some matte but I LOVE THEM!
Oh & GOODIES GALORE! I was sent as extras, a Collection 2000 Lipgloss in Honeysuckle which is so beautiful, and it has a brush WOOHOO! Also Eyeko Fat Balm, E.L.F Blush and Lipgloss and 3 Samples, Including one delicious perfume called Dolly by Anna Sui. 
And of course the cutest little note ever! Also will have a Swatch at the bottom, with my new found LG with LS; which is MAC Angel and on top is the Collection 2000 Lipgloss, as soon as I saw that Lipgloss I was like OMG this will look gorgeous with Angel so keep reading!
Oh by the way.. GOSH IS SHIPPING TO THE STATES 
and they have the eversofamous... 
Gosh Darling Avaliable on there WebSite... I am so excited & overwhelmed. 
Before I thought MAC was the only Make-Up Company in existence well.. I think we all thought that and I have definitely expanded my thoughts and see that there are so MANY great companies out there including those OverSeas like Sleek, Gosh, Barry M, Eyeko and Collection 2000, who make great cosmetics. 

Without further or due... BEHOLD; my new babies! 
Sleek Storm Palette; Swatches are in Order of the Palette.

Sleek Original Palette

Extras: On the top is Eyeko Rasberry Fat Balm, E.L.F L|G, and Collection 2000 L|G in Honeysuckle
E.L.F Blush in Tickled Pink, Gorgeous Color. 

MAC Angel on the Top and on the bottom MAC Angel with Collection 2000 L|G in Honeysuckle on the bottom. I am obsessed it looks amazing in real life and on the lips.

XOXO;
Michelle♥


Tell me some of your Favorite Products! It DOESN'T HAVE TO BE MAC!




Monday, February 22, 2010

Let the Boredom BEGIN: TAG, My Favorite Eights.


So just because of my boredom, I thought this was a fun tag to do. I tag, my followers and those of you who just stumble across my page.

My Favourite 8:

8 TV shows I watch:

1. Sex & The City
2. The Hills
3. Three's Company (when it's on) 
4. MTV Cribs
5. The Bachelor
6. Desperate Housewive's
7. Sopranos
8. American Idol

8 Favourite Places to eat:

1. P.F. Changs
2. China Grill NYC
3. T.G.I.F Fridays
4. Sushi
5. Okay, fine... Mcdonalds 
6. Sea  
7. Anatoly's Gyro (Turkish Food)
8. Chinese Food!

8 Things I'm looking forward to:


1. Summer
2. My Birthday... well actually my birthday presents :)
3. Upcoming MAC Collections
4. Moving in with my Boyfriend
5. Shopping
6. My New Camera! (it's about time)
7. Getting Paid every single Thursday; I LOVE THURSDAYS! 
8. Well, everyweek actually I look forward to Fridays, when I get to spend the week with my love♥

8 Things that happened yesterday:

1. Woke Up
2. Went to iHop with my Boyfriend
3. Packed my stuff to go back to my house
4. Sat, bored in a 40 Minute car-ride
5. Dinner at my house, my dad was making Steaks
6. Sat on YouTube, Temptalia, & Blogspot... for 400 hours
7. Realized I had to go to sleep, but instead remembered about unfinished homework
8. Finally.. my favorite part- sleep♥

8 Things on my wishlist:

1. Louis Vuitton Artsy MM ( FYI, this is a Birthday Present to Myself) 
2. Chanel Jumbo Lambskin Bag
3. Shopping Spree at Saks Fifth Avenue :)
4. New Pair of Tory Burch Flats
5. Diamond Studs from Tiffany's
6. MAC, MAC, MAC & more MAC!
7. Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Pumps
8. Cartier Pacha Watch with Diamonds.

8 Things I'm passionate about:

1. Family
2. Boyfriend
3. Friends
4. Job
5. Myself.. Oops that was selfish.
6. MakeUp well.. MAC
7. Shopping
8. Relaxing ALL DAY on a gorgeous island and never working... 
YEAH OKAY I should just keep dreaming.

8 Words or Phrases I use a lot:

1. Are you serious?
2. I Love You (to my hubby of course)
3. "Baby where are you going?"/"What are you doing?"
4. Okay
5. Soooooooo.... WHAT are we doing tonight?
6. Let's go somewhere!
7. Hi/Hey/What's Up?/How Are You?
8. OH MY GOD?!?!?!

8 Places I would love to visit:

1. Italy
2. Paris
3. Germany
4. London
5. California
6. Dominican Republic (SUMMER '1O) ♥
7. Dubai
8. Ibiza, Spain

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekend, Skiing, Barry M & GOSH! ♥

Oh boy oh boy! What a tiring, but exciting weekend! 
On Thursday Night I went to my Hubby's house & spent the weekend there, & I actually just got home.
Friday we went to go see that new movie Shutter Island, at the end of the movie... I was like
WTF?!?!?!?!?!
You probably will be too, however, although it was confusing it was a good movie and those of you who understood tell me, cause I'm still trying to figure it out =\
ANYWAY, I told myself NO MAC this weekend and it worked! I was even at the MAC store and didn't purchase anything, however, next week is a different story HAHA!
Saturday Mike & I went Skiing to Mountain Creek it was such beautiful weather, the skiing was fantastic they have great slopes but the car ride was a disaster. The streets were small, the food there was bad, & we had to take a shuttle from the parking lot. You know I'm not expecting like Swiss Alps or anything but 
HEY! AT LEAST CLEAN YOUR FRIGGIN' PLACE!
So on the way back there was some little beauty store.. and YOU KNOW I couldn't help myself and believe it or not they had a whole wall of N.Y.X but not the Lipsticks I wanted like Strawberry Milk... Listen I can't have my cake and eat it too! But I did pick up two Glitter Palettes and Two NYX Jumbo Pencils which I heard SO SO SO much about in Milk and I think the other one is Bronze. 
The Glitter Palettes say CREAM on them but they are pretty dry at the top I mean I like them they have great glitter pay-off and they were $4. MUAers aren't satisfied with this but I think they A. Don't like Glitter & B. Don't know how to use it! 
CVS was having another BOGO sale so I went to pick up a BackUp of Revlon's Photoready. I am a NW30 I believe because it's not summer and I look like Sour Cream but 004 is my color. They didn't have 004 Nude in that CVS SOO... I got 007 Cool Beige which I think if mixed, would look amazing or could be saved for the summer when I am pretty dark... oh how I wish that time would hurry UP!
I don't know all the complaint's about glitter in hear, people it's shimmer... you make it seem like it's TRAGIC! It's just shimmer it's nice in the sun and makes your face glow, personally I like it. 
And I got the N.Y.C Bronzer for like $2.99, well you get what you pay for... I despise it. Where's the bronzer?
My boyfriend's mom also got a free "GET WITH YOUR PURCHASE" goodie bag from Lancome and she got two so she gave one to me. She's so sweet. I am sure the Lipgloss and Mascara are good however the Pigmentation of the Eyeshadows SUCKS! 
COMMON LANCOME! get with the program
My Boyfriend also suprised me for no reason... he's so cute; with a Sex & The City Perfume Gift Set. This smells SO GOOD! Ughh.. Just unexplainable he said he couldn't help himself from buying it because it smelled so good. Like I know it's not Gucci, or Prada but suprisingly this stuff is delish. 
I don't SHUTTUP do I? EVER? NOPE.
Okay, last couple of sentences and I am done, I should do more frequent blogs because this is getting absurdly looonngggg... MY SWAP STUFF CAME from Sinead.. 
FOLLOW HER DaintyDollyMix.
It took pretty long because you know god for bid USPS brings something with normal timing! I got the envelope on my way to see Avatar with my little Brother and I was like ready to cry, Because that's normal when you receive a package. ANYWAY.. I got the gorgeous Barry M 101 in Marshmellow and the ever so famous GOSH Darling. Barry M is drying and needs to be worked with but if put on the right way with like MAC C-Thru Lipglass and some Carmex underneath it's like the perfect Nude and so is GOSH! I am in LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Oh and for those of you wondering.. yes I love the "I look like I am Dead" look :)
Lancome Goodie Bag. Love the packaging... Not so much the Product :(








Package from United Kingdom from Sinead







You can't even see these! But.. GOSH on the bottom, Barry M on the Top! 
The Most Beautiful Sunset, on my way to my Hubby's house on Thursday Afternoon.
Yes, he loves to Sing Along; especially long car rides, his inner singing comes out! HAHA!
Oh & babe if you see this... Sorry :) ; i'm horrible. 
At Mountain Creek! For those of you wondering... What I am wearing Jacket/Goggles ETC.
Please Comment & Ask me Below

XOXO♥
Michelle
COMMENT ME & Tell me What you did This WEEKEND!!




Wednesday, February 17, 2010

E.L.F HAUL... finalllyyyyyyyyy!



Yesterday I received my E.L.F stuff after I sent my Dad down to get my mail...
I know I'm so nice. 
I tore open the package like a Freaking kid at Christmas I was so super duper excited.
I opened all the brushes and was staring at them. I bought the Studio ones just in case any of you are wondering or are un-familiar with E.L.F
I didn't get the set because I didn't know if I would like the brushes so I just ordered the ones I really wanted and heard a lot about like... 
The Eyeshadow "C" Brush, Kabuki Face Brush, Powder (Flat Top) Brush, Complexion Brush
The Kabuki face Brush is so soft... WOW I definitely was not expecting this. For the price I was a bit skeptical but when they came I was bummed that I should have ordered the set. 
But WHATEVER I will just order what I don't have! 
I can't wait to try them they are all soft, they have no shedding (for those of you, who think like me, cheap brushes=shedding) 
After sitting around on Blogspot.. obviously.. I decided to get Natural Nymph which apparently is all the rave and people thinks it's a dupe for this and for that. I haven't tried it however... I am really digging the NARS kind of tube-like texture, nice job E.L.F.
It looks like a gorgeous color I really like it and when I swatched it on my hand it was a great nude So I can't wait to see how it looks on me :)
OKAY.. Last thing was some thingy I got for free (yeah... I love freebies so what?!?!?) a Coconut Candy Liptin, you get it for free if you refer 3 friends after you checkout. Also I put in Discount code CAROLINA and it took off like 6 or 7 bucks for me. Which is really good! 
E.L.F IS RUNNING A PRESIDENTS DAY SALE BUY 1 GET 1 HALF OFF! 
Take ADVANTAGE SERIOUSLY!












XOXO
-Michelle♥


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TAG: Top 40 Beauty Question, AlwaysSummerontheInside.Blogspot.Com


SKINCARE

-How many times do you wash your face daily?
In the morning & at night

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

-What is your current facial wash?
Right now I ran out of mine so I am just using soap throughly. 

-Do you Exfoliate?
Absolutely, I use Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub in Oil-Free

-What brand do you use?
I like Clean & Clear and I also like St. Ives

-What moisturizer do you use?
I use Yes to Tomatoes, & Soap and Glory

-Do you have freckles?
In the Summer.

-Do you use eye cream?
I don't have dark circles... YAY ME! So I don't have to use eye cream.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
When I was in Middle School I had a lot of acne and hated it! Now I barely have anything on my face maybe once in awhile but, I try not to use products that will break me out like MAC Studio Liquid Foundation... I want to like it, but I can't :(

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Never

MAKE-UP

-What foundation do you use?
Revlon Colorstay or my new favorite Revlon Photoready

-How about concealer?
I really like MAC Concealer

-Do you know your undertone color?
Nope, but I heard that if you have blue veins (which I do) you have a warmer undertone color? I don't know if that's true though.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I Love Fake eyelashes, I HAVE very long eyelashes when I do them myself so I don't wear them every single day like some people to however, I do wear them to parties and on night's out.

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, yes, yes but I am a rebel and I don't follow the rules!

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Rimmel, Maybelline, Guerlian, Dior

-Sephora or MAC?
MAC♥

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No but as a Freelance Make Up Artist I am hoping to apply & get one soon! 

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
I use MAC, however I do LOVE my Chanel Eyebrush, ELF Studio Brushes and Eco-Tools!

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Urban Decay Primer Potion

-For the face?
I don't use primers for my face, I don't think it makes any difference. 

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I love Neutrals, like golds, browns, gray; I currently am using MAC's Honey Lust pretttttyyyyy often.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil & Liquid

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don't think I have ever poked myself in the eye with a pencil.

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I LOVE THEM!

-Do you use mineral makeup?
YES! It's very good for your skin.

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Oh wow, I think I can write a book, right now I AM LOVING MAC's Gaga Viva Glam & MAC Myth

-How about lipgloss?
I love MAC Lipglass in Underage

-What is your favorite blush to use?
.... ONE? JUST ONE? how about like A MILLION?

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I myself am an eBay seller, not for Make Up though.. If I believe someone is Legitimate and has enough feedback, I will buy it however I am not stupid and know MAC, and know what is fake and what is not! 

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
I love Drugstore Make Up especially good quality I wish all Drugstore make up was Good quality. I feel like you don't always have to pay for high-end if you can get the same pay-off in a Drugstore brand. 

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Yes, I love CCO's. 

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Never considered it, but if I was offered I would definitely go. 

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Usually in the mornings, I am lazy & cranky and not in a Make-Up kind of mood. I am in a "LETS GO GET COFFEE" kind of mood

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
OH MY GOD, I hate hate hate hate hate... is that enough hates? When people use the wrong color foundation, when their mascara is all like flaky and clumped together, when it looks like they are a plastic Barbie doll, face darker than neck? HELLO?!?!?!?! USE THE RIGHT COLOR or shade in your neck properly. OH & Bleeding Lipstick

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I am a neutral kind of girl when it comes to the eyes, and when it comes to the lips sometimes I will reach for a bright pink... like Saint Germain but that's as far as I will go with Non-Neutral colors.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Kim Kardashian♥ .. LOVES IT!

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Carmex!

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Absolutely.

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
MAC all the way baby! 

-What do you think of Makeup??
I think Make-Up is great, it's a great way to test things out, make yourself look more beautiful then you already are. It's a girly thing and I think Make-Up is a girls bestfriend... next to diamonds of course! 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day... Weekend HAUL & Lady Gaga :)♥



Happy Late Valentine's Day to Everyone... 
Yesterday was quite busy so I couldn't really post anything! 
Starting with Friday before I left to my Boyfriend's house we needed to go to Walgreens. 
While shopping this Yes To Tomatoes! Lotion was on Sale from 15.00 to 3.69- that's a pretty big difference. I also picked up Plus White 5 Minute Teeth Whitening System which I hope to do a review on soon. So I came home and this Yes to Tomatoes Body Butter ended up being
HEAVEN IN A JAR! 
This is the best Body Butter I have ever used... So I ran back and picked up all of them I now have 6 which I paid $22.14 for. However retail if I would have bought 6 would have been $90.. Now that's what I call Sale! I also went into Walgreens in New Jersey and for $2.69 they had Yes to Cucumbers Body Gel.. 
I tried this when I got home and it cools you down literally. These products are so good that I would never put them for sale if I had a store. They are AMAZING... 
The best part is everything absolutely everything is Organic and also contains Dead Sea ingredients it is an amazing product that NOBODY has spoken about. This is the first time I have seen it in my life. 







So that's that... You think I have enough? Haha! I just can't pass up good deals! 
TELL ME YOUR GOOD DEALS OF THIS WEEKEND! 
Okay so the fun stuff is obviously MAC's new Lady Gaga for Viva Glam Lipstick
I picked these up some for a friend in the UK as well and this lipstick is like better than 
RED Velvet Cupcakes.
For a Lustre it is so pigmented the color is so so so wearable. 
I am amazed at this lipstick I am going to go and buy more BackUps of this because I think once this goes I will cry. The packaging is so cute it is signed by Lady Gaga on the Boxes as well as on the Tube. Since I don't wear Reds or dark colors I didn't bother picking up the Lauper one however those of you who do like Dark Colors it is actually very pretty I must say. Best of all, all the proceeds go to a better place! 
Without Further or DUE ....

DRUM ROLL PLEASE! 





Isn't it just the most Gorgeous pink ever?!?!?!

At the Mall I walked into a Store and they... SUPRISINGLY carry NYX 
I was like WOAH baby! So I picked up 4 things... Two Eyeshadows the Black w| Glitter is called Rock it kind of reminds me of Cinderfella but... not quite. The beige/gold one is Asphalt. I got two pencils they are both double sides both sides have a black liner and one has a white glitter on one side and a black glitter on the other side. I regret buying these I don't like the texture, they are rough on the skin and just... GROSS! 
So don't buy these.. ever even if you shopping on CherryCulture.com. 






Valentines Day was Super Good! I woke up in the morning to my Love who handed me a Box from Saks and a Card! It was so Cute that card was singing The bracelet was absolutely adorable it is Gold with LOVE written in the middle. 
I didn't get him a present because I decided I deserve one more but I did get him the most HUMONGOUS card I found in the store! Too bad I forgot to take a picture! 
So anyway... We went out that night and were trying to make reservations at 2pm for 8pm on Valentines Day you know who would think everything is BOOKED...


WELL DUHHHHHH!!!!! 

So we ended up going to have Hibachi for those of you who don't know what that is it's when that guy cooks in front of you at the table... Yeah so I met this girl her name is Elena.. she sat at our Hibachi table because it sits like 10 people and there was four of us. We had an amazing dinner, very social, vert entertaining. Elena works at MAC! HAHA JUST MY LUCK... She is so sweet  and told me how I can get a PRO card! She also is willing to use her Employee discount for things that I want blah blah blah...
I requested her on Facebook and while going through her picture... 
GUESS WHAT SHOW SHE WAS ON - Paris Hilton: My New BFF. 
What a Coincidence? She is the sweetest girl EVER! We had the best dinner, with complete strangers just babaling away about everything.  So I am looking forward to a PRO card and making a couple of Visits to her in MAC. 

SO - Paaaaaretttttttyyyy GOOD weekend! 



I can't rotate it because my computer is being WACKYY! 

Enjoy Guys! How was your Valentine's Day?

XOXO
Michelle♥