Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beauty products :)

Hi, everyone! This is going to be a mixture of different topics, but they are mostly about beauty items (which we all love!).

Last week, my Mom, sisters and I had a "beauty day". We dyed our hair and did other girly stuff. I changed my hair color from Dark Mahogany Brown to this:

Dark Auburn.

It's not really much of a change, I'm still a brunette, but my hair is definitely lighter than before. I love it, and I will color my hair the same shade next time.

What's your hair color?

I also decided to try a different kind of lotion. We bought Queen Helene Cocoa Butter lotion. I've always had the stick version of this to use for stretch marks here and there, but I thought why not get the actual big bottle. I strongly recommend this because it really does make my skin soft and silky smooth. The only downside is, my skin gets sweaty and slippery because of the heat. But, I still think it's a really really good lotion. As for stretch marks, it takes time, but I've noticed that mine have lightened up. :)

If you have used this, what do you think of this lotion?

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Big Lots! with my Mom. I was just browsing when I saw this:

An elf Eye Combo Pack for $2! How amazing is that?! So yeah, I was so happy and excited... but then, I opened it and I was disappointed. The mascara was all dried up - there was nothing inside it. The gel mascara was a bit better, although it was a little dried up too. The eyeliner was good though - fortunately. It glides on smoothly, and unlike my other elf eyeliner, this one isn't too sharp.

It was only $2, so I guess I shouldn't be too disappointed. And, at least, I got another mascara. Yesterday, I went to Sephora to pick up my Beauty Insider birthday gift. Yay! I took a picture of it to share with you guys on a future post. :D

Here is a picture of the beauty products my sister and brother-in-law gave me for my birthday:

mascara, spray powder shampoo for brunettes, cream blush, eyeliner, 6 sided nail file, mineral compact powder, foundation, facial mask, Olay makeup remover wipes, lip gloss, facial scrub, eyebrow pencil, and face sponge

I will be doing separate posts on them soon. :)

I also just recently won a giveaway. Thanks to HelloPretty!

Have a relaxing weekend! :)

*I'm not sure why the giveaway pictures suddenly decided not to show...*


  1. If that actually works for stretch marks, I'd like to try it. I'd do anything to fade mine a bit!
    That's too bad about the masacara, I can't believe it had completely dried up!
    Have you used the NYC cream blush before? Let us know how you like it... I've picked those up so many times and then put them back down, but I am so tempted to just go out and get them.

  2. Jennifer-- it doesn't make it go away completely, but it definitely lightened mine up a bit. this is the first time i'm gonna use the cream blush. and of course, i will let you know how it works out for me. :D

  3. I use the same kind of dye too. But my color is bronze brown:D

  4. Awesome goodies!!

    p.s. Can you please do a review on the N.Y.C. cream blush please . . .

  5. Carrie-- oooh, your color sounds interesting! :)

    Diana-- hi! yes, of course, i will. :D

  6. I love the hair color. You got some nice things for your birthday. Lucky girl xx

  7. Aww, great presents! I guess the moral of this story is don't buy makeup at Big Lots! LOL!

  8. I love getting a bunch of beauty stuff for gifts! My sister will get me a mix of things I use and things that are new to me so I can try. It's like Christmas!!

  9. Ansa-- :D

    shari-- haha, yea, i think that is the moral of the story. ;)

    Tayebug-- haha, yup, it's like christmas! :D

  10. Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely have to check out the lotion

  11. dark auburn is such a pretty color! i just recently dyed my friends hair that color!

  12. I hope you are going to return the ELF pack -- $2 or not, you should have to pay for dried up makeup!

    Congrats on winning the giveaway!
    (and what did you win?)

    Chic on the Cheap

  13. Emy-- no prob! :D

    Shelley Ann-- i love how it's in the middle of red and brown. :)

    LyddieGal-- i know, i should've, but in my frustration, i threw it away. :(
    i won a cross ring from forever21. :)

  14. I just wanted to let you know that I finally posted the tag you gave me.

  15. Great review on products!
    I am giving away a beautiful necklace at

  16. beauty day, nice! want to do that in some time short!

  17. wonderful products from sephora. just go to target (if you have one where you live) if you want more inexpensive elf products that won't be dried up. that's where i get my elf stuff. :)

  18. So many beauty product!!! Yay!!! :D

    I love dark auburn. This is very unique. I bet you look amazing with your new hair!!! =)

  19. I recently started following your blog and I think it's lovely:)

  20. Tayebug-- thanks for telling me. :)

    PetiteLittleGirl-- thanks! :)

    Bunny Ears-- hope you get to have one soon! :)

    Cheryl-- thanks for that tip. i didn't know target has elf products. :)

    Susi-- aww, thanks! you're so sweet. :)

    pelininstyle-- thanks so much! :D

  21. elf has a lot of great products and they're so cheap! :D

  22. I wish my hair could turn that dark rich brown :) I attempted several times but it turns out orange :(
    Great post!


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  24. Though my hair is black I try to give it an auburn/red glow like the one you used

  25. I am totallyyyy wanting to do my auburn! It's such a perfect color that wouldn't look unnatural on my organic brown hair, plus I love the kick of red. Will deff. look so good on ya girlie! (:


  26. Lane :)-- soo true!

    Irene's Beautyblog-- aww, i'm pretty sure there is a way to color your hair a darker shade. but i love your hair, i think it looks pretty! :)

    edk.dolce-- i will definitely check out your blog. :)

    MarchMusings-- it just ends up looking so pretty, doesn't it? :)

    Cheyne-- aw, thanks! i'm sure it'd look great on you too! :D

  27. The Olay makeup remover wipes is my fav!

  28. Dizzy-- it's a really good product! :D

  29. Looking forward to your reviews!:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  30. Marie-- i'm starting to use my beauty products. i am excited to post my reviews. :D

  31. I agree! the lotion is pretty amazing although very sticky lol. I bet it is going to be better during Winter! :D

    love ur stuff! I'm jealous!

  32. Breee-- aww, i'm sure you can find all these at ulta. :D