Monday, November 24, 2008

Collective Haul & Random Ramblings

First of all, I just want to say that I'm sooooo amped that this a short work week. My GAH! I need the time off. OoooOOh and Thanksgiving is coming up! My favorite heffer holiday! I'm going to attempt to make stuffed mushrooms, either crab or spinach. MmmMMM! Oh and my brother is frying turkey too! I'll be glad to be surrounded in good company with good food and good wine! Heffer's Delight, MmMM!

On Saturday, I went out to the Williamsburg Outlets with my friend, Beth. It was a very successful trip! Not only did I get some Christmas shopping done, I also scored some goodies at CCO. Now, I can't be selfish and stingy cause the holidays are around the corner. I was tempted to buy more, but the inner me kept telling me not to you. I listened, and yes, I only got two things! I was hoping to score a 187 brush, but crash and burn! DANGIT! Instead I got the 188. AND! I also found an MSF in Warmed. WOO! It's discontinued at MAC so I'm stoked that I got it. It's quite comparable to NARS Laguna, I actually like my MSF better! Oh yeah, and since I have an obsession with scarves, I managed to get one more. Here's a peek of my black, white, and gray scarf! I'm notorious for wearing those colors to work, so I figured it would be essential in my wardrobe.

Next! On Sunday, I watched the first half of the Bears vs. Rams game with my husby. GO BEARS! We WON! WOOT WOOT! Then I left to head over to the mall to grab some Christmas gifts for him. The only time I can shop for him is during his "duty" days or when he watches football. Then, I wanted to get the UD Grindhouse sharpener because my MAC sharpener does no justice to my UD 24/7 pencil, WOMP WOMP! $8 for a freakin sharpener! Geez! Then I needed something to cover my hideous dark circles. I was playing with UD 24/7 concealer pencils, but no shade matched me. Plus, it looked cakey. Soooo, I decided to get Erase Paste by Benefit. Lo and behold, I think I found my holy grail product for dark circles! I loooovee this stuff! I'll do a review later down the week, or next week, whenever! And I'll post before/after pics too! Sooo, I was good again, only two things at Sephora but I also got a sample for Smokey Lash by Makeup Forever. My friend, Kim uses this and swears by it. I actually like it too! I think it's quite comparable to DiorShow. Say WAH?!?!? I know.. crazy huh?

As for today, I got my Mandom in the mail. They sent me Mandom Age Care, but I ordered Mandom Moist. On the invoice, they wrote "This is new packaging". Hmmm, did I just get ripped? Please say no. UGH! Well, I'll give it a shot and hopefully it works good. I'm not too excited because my sis in law, Patricia said it doesn't live up to the hype. GAH! We'll see...

OoOOoooh and one more thing! Last night, we were all talking about how snowboarding season is vastly approaching. HECK YEAH! We're all soo amped. I just talked to my brother about some special deals at certain resorts and I'm getting more and more excited! Me and the husby need to get our edges sharpened, once that's done, we're good to go! HELLOOOO POWWDDDEEERRR!! I'll still fall though.. OH WELL!
I'm all over the place with this blog. Oh well, Mondays are whack! =)

12 comments:

A. Rose said...

stuffed mushrooms?! ooo. sounds delicious! i need to learn how to cook...

i'm excited about your erase paste review! i have the worst undereye circles. boo!

haha. i can't stop bugging ruben about going snowboarding. let me know if you guys find any good deals so i can talk him into it! we probably won't be able to go til february...hmm..vday retreat? where do you guys go, btw? is it expensive? what kind of gear would we need? ok, gotta cut this off. it's too long. :P later

pangea said...

i love your style, your blog is gangtsa

DSKNguyen said...

You know I was actually debating buying that $8 UD pencil sharpener..I have the MAC one, and it's ok..but now that you have it..lol more the reason to get it!

I really do love those CCO stores, I remember my first time in one..I was happy and sad at the same time to find MAC.

It makes me so pissed off that I pay full price sometimes you know??

But the trick is to get some makeup artist friends, they get 40% off!

Iyah said...

Wooo! tell me what you think about Mandom! :) I've been meaning to try it. I'll tell you what I use for my dark circles, or should I say I used to use :P Its Mario Badescu Ceramide Eye Gel :) Put if inside your fridge then apply it at night! :D Get a sample from Mario Badescu & that will lasts you long. I did not buy the full size :)

PamCakes said...

Mmmm girl I so wanna try your stuffed mushrooms!

Tina Marie Online said...

great haul! i feel like going to CCO to pick up the MSFs now. But I'm such a broke joke right now & plus I gotta save up some money to go Christmas shopping. Ahhh well.. looks like you had a fun weekend!

Roxy said...

so far i'm loving my nars multiples! i've only used them for contour & highlighting but i wanna try them out on my eyes or lips too - after all they AREE multiples! but i'm loving your haul! i have benefit erase paste and i love it too! the only thing is i wish they had more colors to choose from besides light medium adn dark cause i have dark and its still a tad bit too light for me! mannn i wish i could get me some mandom there are no good asian stores out here whatsoever!

A. Rose said...

pssst! the clarisonic skincare brush is only $150 at costco!

Patricia G. said...

oOooOoH! I can't wait to hit up the slopes! Gah! I was thinking about it today, and I bet Kim is gonna be a beast! haha! I'm kind of nervous of the lifts again. lol. hopefully we do well and maybe by the end of this season we'll master carving!

Janelle said...

Wah I need that UD sharpener too! But yay for our smart Mandom purchases. Hopefully J Mart will start carrying it so we can just buy it here!

Ooh snowboarding! Still haven't tried that. I've been skiing, but that was a long time ago! I should look into it. I have a few friends who go almost every year so maybe I can tag along next time!

P.S. Is that Ailene up there? Haha. Hi, looks like you got a blogspot too! Welcome to the club!

makemeup said...

very nice haulage! you so lucky to find some MSF!! We dont have it here in CA orange county!

M said...

i'm a fan of sexy rexy :P he's cute I can't help it!

the msf you got looks gorgeous!