Wednesday, March 18, 2009

10 Random Facts...I was HONEST!

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THANK YOU vietxpinay for the blog award

“This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.“When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!”
So, I wrote 10 random and honest facts about myself, I tried not to repeat myself from previous tag. Enjoy reading! I'll tag anyone who wants to do this. I've seen this float everywhere, so do it if you want to!


[1] I can be a loud drunk! Seriously, my brother and Patrick are always like "Oh MY GAH!" when that happens. I tend to talk a lot of shizz too, haha, like I'm not really scared to say anything just cause I think it's funny. I remember I was pretty lit from this one party, then this wanna be gangster dude was all heated from something. Then I started mocking him by trying to talk all deep and gangter-ish, and he was like "Who said that?!?! Bleh bleh!".. I laughed, while my friends/cousins hid their faces. HAHA! And another time, I saw an Lolo (filipino grandpa) at a local bar, and I asked my friend how to say "Go to bed" in Tagalog. Then I screamed it at him (not to his face! he was far away). Haha yeah, I consider myself a funny drunk, not a mean one...

[2] I love crunchy food! Me and my brother are the same when it comes to that. I put a lot of croutons on my salad, lots of granola in my frozen yogurt and cereal, fried chicken, crunchy tacos, rice crackers, lechon (lol!) .. uhh yeah, you get it!

[3] I take good care of my teeth. But when I'm done brushing, I brush my tongue until I gag! Weird, I know! But no one likes talking to someone with bad breath! And it all starts from the tongue!

[4] I hate feeling trapped! If the husby holds me to tight and doesn't give me enough space to move, I freak out! I can't even have covers over my head unless I stick my hand out.

[5] I "poot" (yes, fart) around my husby! LOL! He gets a kick out of it. I really could care less and I laugh about it too, we're married now! LOL!

[6] I refuse to fall under the stereotype of a fat navy wife! I better not let myself go. PUAHAH!

[7] I'm emotional. I cry A LOT! enough said..

[8] I'm not afraid to complain. Please don't give me sucky customer service or else I'm writing to corporate!

[9] I have a sweet tooth! The husby is always confused when I complain that I'm soooo full, but then want dessert. As my friend Kim would say, I have a seperate compartment in my stomach for sweets! OOOH yeah, I looovvee Strawberry Mentos! I'm so glad they come in their own roll! Now if only Skittles and Starbust would do that! All reds or pinks, please!

[10] I looovee puzzle games! Especially Tetris! Hahaha! If any of you know any free app puzzle games for the iPhone, let me knowwww.....

That's it, have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quick Post.. TWITTER!

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OOkay, I just wanted to let you guys know that I jumped on the bandwagon and joined Twitter! Crap, I basically signed up for complete and utter DISTRACTION! Oh well though!

I'm still a newbie.. so yeah.. haha!

See you on Twitter!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Update, Juice Beauty, Survey

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NO HAUL CHALLENGE UPDATE
I'm 5 days into my "NO HAUL Challenge" and so far so good! I'm feeling really good about it. If you have read my previous posts, you all should know that I have about 5 different shampoos and conditioners in my shower caddy (and I have a BIG shower caddy). I feel bad because all my products are in there and there's no room for the husby to put his stuff. He has to store it in a shower corner! So, this NO HAUL Challenge has definitely made me realize the importance of finishing products. TA DA! Last night, I finished one bottle of shampoo and conditioner (bye bye, Big Sexy Hair)... The remaning shampoos and conditioner I have left are (CIBU, Prive, Swarzkopf, and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree). I'm so proud! LOL! I also rekindled the love for my neglected products too! (Stay tuned, review coming soon). But I am feeling the pinch! The MAC Grand DUOS Collection came out! I wonder what they look like in person, but I'm not going near the counter. I might just lose it! So I'm staying clear of any temptation.. How are my challengees doing? I hope you ladies haven't broke it yet!


RAMBLING
So out of curiousity and living in a moment of boredom, I decided to google my name. LOL! (Please tell me I'm not the only one)! Then I googled "JenTheJunkie" then I found that my review was posted on Juice Beauty's website! WAH!?!? They never even told me, which I wish they would because I would have been excited about it! Kinda stinks that I had to find out on my own. But they posts blog reviews, media reviews, etc. Check it out here! Man, I wish they would have gave me products or something... *SIGH* Oh well...at least they sourced me.


SURVEY!
After seeing Cassie's Momma (hope the wedding plans are going good!) and Ailene do this, I had to jump on the bandwagon! So I handed the computer to the husby so he can fill this out... Let's see how well he does... LOL!


1. She's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
mtv
(indeed, it's my guilty pleasure)

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does she get on her salad?

balsamic vinegarrette
(on point, love!)

3. What's one food she doesn't like?
ketchup..weirdo
(and on point, again! ew, i hate ketchup, but that's more of a condiment)

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does she order?
she eats anything..but she drinks water all the time
(gah! i'm not a fatso, hahaha, he means that I'm not a picky eater.. LOL!)

5. Where did she go to high school?
tallwood
(yes-sir)

6. What size shoe does she wear?
6
(and sometimes 6.5)

7. If she was to collect anything, what would it be?
makeup
(CORRECT! and hair & skin products =P)

8. What is her favorite type of sandwich?
turkey..i think
(yup!)

9. What would this person eat every day if she could?
cereal..literally (when im gone)
(i really do! LOL! when my husby is out at sea, i can just eat cereal for dinner. it's depressing to cook for one..=(....OH! and frozen yogurt or ice cream.. mm!)

10. What is her favorite cereal?
special k and the clusters from honey bunches
(yup! gotta love special k and "just bunches")

11. What is her favorite music?
anything im in to. haha
(haha! yeah, i like everything but we have very similar taste in music)

12. What is her favorite sports team?
da BEARS
(yup! that's how he knew i was a keeper..=P)

13. What is the color of her eyes?
fake brown..lol
(not anymore! i had brown contacts, but I just had an eye appointment and I switched to clear contacts! he teases me about this because when we first started talking, he said "you have nice eyes"... then i was like "umm uhh, they're contacts".. LOL! PUAHAH!)

14. Who is her best friend?
me of course
(mushy! i know! but he really is.. for life)

15. What is something you do that she wishes you wouldn't do?
burp
(OH GAH! if you only knew... they stink *sigh*, but his farts don't.. LOL!)

16. What is her heritage?
filipino
(yup!)

17. You bake her a cake for her birthday; what kind of cake?
cupcakes
(ooh yes! i love some cupcakes! especially vanilla2 from georgetown cupcakes)

18. Did she play sports in high school?
no way. an instrument..YES
(*sigh* yes, i was an orchestra geek! i played the violin)

19. What could she spend hours doing?
laying in bed with me
(i really could! but then i get hungry and we have to get up!)

20. What is one unique talent she has?
calculating tips..haha
(i am the human tip calculator! he always asks me when we go out to eat. i'm a whiz when it comes to calculating percentages... but oddly, he's the math-kind of guy.. hmm!

Monday, March 9, 2009

No HAUL Challenge

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Ookay, so I'm quite impressed with the lovely readers, family, and friends that decided to join me in this whole "No Haul" challenge.


I'm actually pretty excited about it, and no, I haven't started twitching yet! LOL! The last thing I bought was on Sephora.com on Friday because they were having a 15% off discount! I just stocked on two essentials, which was a facial cleanser and tinted moisturizer. I was running low, needed them! The NO HAUL CHALLENGE started on the 7th, and it's only the 9th! PUAHAH!

The whole point of this challenge is to save money for yourself and realize that you have an abundance of products (from my dear friend, Kerry, who put me up to this!). She seriously made me realize that I have a ton of products that I need to put to use. For example, I have tons of shampoo and conditioner, but I always get tempted to buy new ones. I have like 4-5 different kinds in my shower! My friend Kerry is quite the product junkie herself, but she hit a sad realization when she had to throw out trash bags worth or products because they were too old. That's money out right there!
I'm not a makeup artist, nor do I have plans on becoming one. I love my products to death, but I stick to Marketing/Communication/Events as my profession. So technically, there's really no need for me to have tons of products. I have an overflow of products now, and the husby can only take so much of all the space I've taken in the bathroom.

Now this doesn't mean I've completely giving up my "junkie" ways, I'm just going to cut back a bit. And for the next month, no hauling for me (except for that MAC event.. LOL!). I do have one thing in mind that I'm craving, but I will wait a whole month until I purchase it! It's the Laneige Strawberry Yogurt Peel. OH MAN!! Since I'm on a no product phase, I tried the sample that Janelle gave me (Thanks again!). WOW! My skin felt sooo good! With the weather changing all the time (We had snow last monday and then we had 70 degree weather over the weekend.. wtf?!), my skin was extremely dry and a bit flaky. Sounds gross, but a combination of dead skin and product started flaking off, which revealed a more healthier layer of skin underneath. I have two more samples left, so hopefully that'll last me till April 14th!

Enough about that. My husby came home on Saturday! He was in New Jersey for work, but during his downtime he was able to hit up Atlantic City. He played the Craps table and was pretty successful! YAYEE! I jokingly asked him what my cut was.. (What? I'm his wifey! LOL!).. PUAHAH! He also made a trip out to New York and I asked him to get me something neat! He was like "UH, something neat? What the?" LOL! I said "I dunno, just something small from NY!" So I assummed that I would get a t-shirt since he visited a skateshop there, like I said, I just wanted something NEAT! HAHA!
When he came home, he said he had something "neat" for me. Then he told me to close my eyes. I opened them, and there was a pretty brown box with red ribbon. TA DA! It's the wallet I looked at ONCE before! WOOO! It accents perfectly with my Madison bag (All leather, Espresso colored!). It's like looovvee! Haha, that's my cut from his winnings... WOO!

I'm so glad that he's home. Being a military wife is extremely difficult and it really makes you apppreciate all the little things. Like cooking for 2 instead of 1 (sooo depressing!), coming home to someone (especially after a bad/hard day at work), saying "good night"... I sound like a sap, but oh well.

GAH! I can't believe it's stinkin MONDAY already! UGH! Case of the Mondays...

Have a lovely week everyone. And to my challengees, you guys can do it! You'll see more green in your wallet =)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Putting a HOLD!

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Ookay, so one of my readers is my dear friend, Kerry. She's a good friend of mine that I used to work with until she moved to Hawaii (which by the way, I'm jealous!). Haha! Anyways, she's the one that told me that it was okay to spend money on skincare cause that's very important. Yes, Kerry, if you're reading, that stuck to me! Sooo, after chatting with her yesterday, she proposed a challenge! What's the challenge?

NO SPENDING MONEY ON PRODUCTS FOR ONE WHOLE MONTH! (effective 03.07.09)
I better get all the crap I need before then! LOL!

I can do it! I know I can! My other problem is that I told my friend Kim (MAC MUA) that I would attend her next event! Eeks, which is March 21st. Sooo, I need to make for it. The minimum spend at the event is $50, so I can stick to the minimum. Then as a consequence, I should extend the challenge for a week longer. I have to review this proposal with Kerry! LOL!
As the economy is spiraling down, it's important to save money. Although I've been saving, I could always save more. You never know what's going to happen.

Instead of buying products, I'll have to channel my hobby to something else. Perhaps, reading? I still have to finish "My Sister's Keeper" and I even joined the Twilight bandwagon and bought the hardback. I found it for only $11 bucks! I haven't cracked it open yet, but we'll see what all the hype is about.

This challenge is going to be tough! I know it is! What if I start twitching? LOL!

Dear Kerry, I accept your challenge dear. With the exemption of March 21st, I will not buy any products until April 14th! (I extended it!).

So what's the prize if I accomplish the challenge? I have no idea yet, me and Kerry haven't discussed this! LOL!

Anyone ready to do this with me? I have one taker so far, Janelle! Yay! We can do it!

Monday, March 2, 2009

MAC Event!

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My lovely friend Kim is a MAC MAU and invited me to her Hello Kitty event. I thought I'd give it a shot. I was a bit of an outsider, I wasn't really fancied by the HK collection. It's not like I craved the whole collection and stuff, but I did find some stuff that I really liked. I invited Janelle to come along and I'm glad she did! She was able to get color matched and have a little makeup makeover session! So here's a pic that Janelle snapped while Kim is making me pretty! LOL! I was hot and my face was all flush. LOL! I really hated this weather this past weekend. I bundled up in a coat and scarf and blah blah, then when I get in the mall, I'm all hot and stuff. BLEGH!

Kim is my fave MAC artist, I trust that woman! She did my wedding makeup, so when she recommends products, I'm like "SURE! OooKay!" EEKS!

Products she used on my face:

Face: Medium Plus Mineralize Loose Foundation, HK Fun and Games Blush
Eyes: Patina, Print, and crap (I forgot what she used as a highlight), smudged liner (I think it was Smolder Eye Kohl), Studio Sculpt Concealer, Fast Response Eye Cream
Brows: Crap! I forgot too! She used an eyeshadow, ha
haha, I have to ask her again, I need that too! LOL!
Lips: HK Cutester and Mimmy gloss



(Don't mind the background of my parent's bathroom! LOL! I visited them after the MAC event!)

Sooo, the damage? It wasn't bad at all! I used the gift card that the husby gave me for Valentine's Day. I've been waiting to use it for this particular event. I also Back 2 MAC, so I got a free lipstick!

Fast Response Eye Cream (sooo, this stuff is good to apply before putting on concealer! I I
have a few fine lines underneath my baggy horrible eyes, so this helps the concealer from settling in any lines! GAH this is horrible, I'm getting old!)
HK Fun & Games

HK Cutester
190 Foundation Brush
Studio Sculpt Concealer
Patina e/s
Print e/s

I didn't get the gloss, cause unfortunately, after repeated use of a MAC gloss, my lips get really dry and dehyrdrated looking. I seriously think I'm allergic to MAC glosses! After I used Love Nectar, my lips were getting all dry and irritated. HMPH! Guess I'll just stick with Fresh's Lipgloss, they're not STICKY, and I LOVE THEM!

Anyways, well Sephora is having a 15% off discount online (use code:
J89LM) . I'm sure you all have heard. I'm debating if I should stock on my essentials, like cleansers and tinted moisturizers. Hmmmm.....

The next MAC event should be later this month! It's actually a class this time, "How to transform day to night looks". ooOooOOH! Exciting eh?

Hope you guys had a lovely weekend! Is it bad that I'm already looking forward to this weekend? EEKS!