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Friday, May 8, 2009

Hauling and nail-painting fun!

First of all, this is me taking the time to tell everyone that it's going to be tough for me to be around until Tuesday--I'll be intensely busy due to schoolwork. But I'll still be around commenting and stuff, so you won't miss me too much. I love reading your blogs and I don't want to miss anything!

Anyway, guess what came in the mail!! This sent out around 20th of April and I got it yesterday. I was totally expecting to have to wait for a month so I am definitely happy with the shipping. :)

Anyway like I said I'm doing the 10 pan project, but this doesn't count because I bought this in April. Hehe. The contents:

Top to bottom, left to right: NYX round l/g in real nude, LA Colors Art Deco nail art pens black and white; LA colors metallic e/s in fabulous, NYX loose pearl e/s in baby pink, mink and lime; LA colors metallic e/s in mesmerize, Jesse's Girl loose e/s in troublemaker, Jesse's Girl bejewelled quad

I also got a free sample of Makeup Masala mineral e/s in Agni, and a promo card thingie for a free NYX product under $5 for my next purchase of $30+. Let me just say I really love MakeupMasala, really really smooth transaction, and great customer relations. :) 

I have swaaaatchesssss!

Flash pic overexposed--sorry
1. Jesse's Girl loose eyeshadow in Troublemaker (blue/green duochrome)
2. MakeupMasala minerals e/s in Agni 
3. NYX loose pearl e/s in baby pink
4. NYX loose pearl e/s in lime
5. NYX loose pearl e/s in mink

First of all, let me say that I just love the Jesse's girl e/s and the MM Agni e/s. They are so pigmented--I just used a tiny tiny bit, and wow. :) When I have money, I'll be buying more of Jesse's Girl stuff, and I'll be giving MM minerals a shot. I like their colors. I can't say anything about staying power and the like, but when I have time to play around with makeup I'll definitely see how things work out, so I'll have a mini-review up for that.

LA Colors palettes in Fabulous and Mesmerized
Now I know my swatches suck--I'm sorry about that, but I know someone who has better swatches.
These are so very very pigmented, I like them! Very blendable, too. Good quality for cheap.

I love it. Really pigmented too. It'll be really great for every day when I go to school. And the case is just so pretty. And there's a handy mirror in it too. :D I think this will be the quad I'll stuff into my bag if I need to go somewhere. :D

While I was swatching, I was playing with my little brother EJ...and I just had to annoy him by smearing my 'girly stuff' as he called it on his face. Here he is with e/s all over. LOL. He looked bruised when I was done.

Moving on, I got NYX l/g in real nude, so I tried it on...and lol. It was barely visible on my lips b/c welllll, it was kinda the shade of my lips. Not exactly, but yeah. But I definitely like it. More shine than I would normally wear, but nice nonetheless. 

Here. My lips without the l/g

My lips with it. It's not really obvious without flash, but yeah. I love it. I wore it to school today! :)

That ends my haul post. Technically I have another minihaul that I bought today, but it doesn't count when it's for a mother's day gift. :) Speaking of mother's day gifts, Noi has made a list of stuff that you can check out to give as presents for your mom on mother's day (as it will be mother's day on May 10 in the Philippines). Check the list out, here is part 1 and part 2.

Moving on! I was supposed to post my Monday "nail-do" but I kinda forgot to...well really I was mostly busy so I didn't get the chance to. Here it is! It's not perfect at all, but see--what I did is I just used an old eyeliner brush since I had no other options. Lol.

And today I did my nails again because I got my new pretty nail art pens. :D

It's so much tougher than I thought, but I'm improving! :) :) The stupid camera didn't pick up on the glitter.

I used my LA Colors nail polishes, and to be honest, I barely had any trouble applying it like my other polishes. Certainly better than local brands. :) Filipina bloggers: if you wanna know, LA Colors is located at USave@99 at Farmer's Plaza Cubao. Not completely stocked but...better than nothing.

Sooo, I have midterm orals for PolSci on Monday, and long exams on Tuesday..and crappppp I am so stressed! Wish me luck, girls, because omg, I don't even know how I can study for everything on time. :(

Have a good weekend, girls! Pamper your mothers this coming Sunday/Mother's Day! :)

ETA; I read from Temptalia's blog that Stila is BACK!! http://www.temptalia.com/welcome-back-stila#more-7983


Brooke said...

Great job on the nail art! I really like the colors you used in the first mani you pictured. Very good Chrissy! :)

mszcheysser said...

Wow. Beautiful nails - I need to start praticing more. Haha. Everyone is getting soooo good!

And yay for receiving packages early!

♥ Kristina ♥ said...

The makeup looks wonderful and I definitely love your nail designs!

pastel19 said...

Oooh pretty nails! :D

DeBi said...

drools over the LA colors...lol
pretty nails!

EyezAddiction said...

Ooh! Nice haul Chrissy! You gonna love the NYX pigments! I love them!

Chrissy said...

@Brooke - thanks so much! I'm flattered. :)

@Cheysser - Thanks. I'm practicing too, as you can see. Hehe.

@Kristina - thank you, girl!

@Laura - Thank you thank you! :D

@DeBi - Check the LA colors display out at Farmers'!

@EyezAddiction - thanks so much! I know, I'm definitely definitely gonna love them. :D

DeBi said...

really? if i have time, ill go and check it.

Chrissy said...

The store is USave@99...it's near Watson's. It should be on the same floor where the footbridge connecting Farmers' and Gateway is. Go straight past the escalators and turn right (from the bridge).

Jennnyy. said...

awesome haul :) i love LA color palettes !

Chrissy said...

Thank you, Jennnyy! :) So do I.

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

nice haul!!

the l/g looks good on you! and the nails are so pretty :D

Jean said...

You seem really good at the nail art :) I need to buy myself some nail art pens.

Kim said...

Hi Chrissy! Thanks for sharing where we can buy those nail colors *winks* I definitely would love to check em' out sometime :)

~tHiAmErE~ said...

nice nails!
as what they say..practice makes perfect

great stuff too

-Yu- said...

Ohhh i love your nails. i wish i have your skills and great haul!

izumi said...

ooo i love the la colors~ so pretty!

Mary said...

Love the LA Colors eye shadow, such pretty colors! Very nice haul. Your nail art is very good. Mine would look no where near that good if I tried that!

Pop Champagne said...

The blue eyeshadow looks great! I love the sparkle. And you're so good at nail art!! :)

MakeupJunkee said...

love the haul..love the piercing..

rayqueenbee said...

Great haul, I love LA colors and for the price they are super pigmented, I have been trying to get those palettes (wanna collect them all). NYX lipgloss are so nice. Been eying Jesse's girl for a while, might do a order later on in the yr on them. I love all your nail art..terrific designs!!

Catherine said...

Yay for the haul and OMG your nails are amazing!! You're so talented... I am such a klutz when it comes to my nails lol.... Good luck on your exams!

Sarah said...

Oooooh these colours are soo pretty and sparkly!!!! Your nails are amazing!!! Improving? Ha, you look like you have "nailed" it to me :P Just perfect!!! Awww good luck!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you :)

tiff said...

Your nails are so beautiful! I've never tried Jesse's Girl before, that blue e/s looks really pretty.

FuN and MakeUp said...

wuts that purple palette? open it up n show us!! packagin looks cute..

*Nehs* said...

love your nails Chrissy!

Iyah said...

You have nice lips and nice fingernails. I love your nail designs. Wish I can try to do the same :) Anyway, yay for the haul! :) Its so pretty! I wanna try the art deco too :D

donnarence said...

great haul chrissy!! wow your nails are sooo pretty.. i love the red one.. weehh,,

my beauty corner said...

weee i have the same L.A. Colors Mesmerize palette!! :D
ohh how did you transact with Makeup Masala? did you pay through a credit card or through money orders like Western Union? :D

Ida said...

wonderful haul. that's a lot of colors to play with :) and i agree about makeup masala, toma provides good customer service :)

Shantee said...

hey nice haul!
btw im following you! :)

Anonymous said...

your nails is really pretty! it took me forever to do that lol. looks hard to do for me

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