Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's that time again... HAUL!!!

  YO, my peepz. I'm feeling a little under the weather, so I'm going to keep this post a little shorter than usual, without all that crap I usually write. I have to finish up this powerpoint presentation that is suppose to be presented tomorrow night. Haha... I suck, I know. 

  Anyways, I wanted to show you my last haul for a very long time, because I know I have everything I will ever need and more. I know you guys are going to be very sad about this, but I will try to keep up my blog with more interesting things. If you like reading my blog, please follow me! :) I will update every now and then.

  I calculated how much I've spent on myself since November 10th, and it came to almost a whopping $900. I splurged on (almost) everything that I have wanted  for a while and I have close to no spending money left. lol This is the first time I've ever done such damage! I'm a student and I work 14 hours a week... and managed to blow my spending savings in a few days. xD 

Okay, so here's pictures of my latest haul: 

 I went to Holt Renfrew when they had their Manulife Dollars (Where you get 10% back in this type of play money), and I picked up a couple of things I had my eyes on for a while. 
These are the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils. 
I got the 150ml of the Antioxidant ($40), and 150ml of the classic one ($38). I couldn't pass up the classic, because it has the cutest limited edition packaging. I am a sucker for pink...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Neutral Smokey Eye -- As Per Amie's Request

This week has gone by way faster then I had anticipated. All this (crappy) snow is making me go crazy! It takes me an hour and a half to get to school when it normally takes me 40 minutes. UGUH. I missed out on my group meeting on Wednesday because of this... but at least I was on time for class! My design 302 class (photoshopping and such) was very homework heavy... We had to draw Mechas... 11 of them to be exact. It drove me nuts... Oh well, thank god it's over! Haha! I should be doing some hardcore research for my group presentation on Monday, but I... can't being myself to do it on a Friday night.

I was lucky today, because I dont have class on Fridays. I worked last night until midnight. I know you all are really excited for my next haul post, but looking at the things I will be buying from work... they're not that interesting. It's basically all necessities. haha... I'll still post it anyways... I went to Princess Auto for the first time, and I laughed at some of the strange things they carry there. I still have no idea why my dad loves it there so much. I texted Angela while I was there, and she was like, WTF? haha Her dad apparently gets their flyers all the time as well. After that, my dad's front left tire was low on air so we went to costco! It's like.. the best place on earth... because of their $2 hot dogs. ROFL. Just kidding. It's fun to look at things there... like Jewellery... or really ugly designer bags they have for sale. :) My mom, dad, and I didn't really buy anything except a box of those christmas cookies in a tin. Oh well. I proceeded to pass out in the back seat of the car while my dad drove in rush hour traffic. haha. It reminds me of old times.

Pretty unproductive day, I must say... I can't wait for tomorrow, because I'll be running about town buying random shit I really don't need. :)

ONWARDS, to my brown smokey eye that I did that Amie wanted to see me execute. Too bad I don't have anywhere to go... BTW, my hair looks gross because it was still semi-damp. Yes, I packed on make up AFTER I took a nice hot shower. Screw you winter! Just saying...

START! First off... DO YOUR FACE. This be my war paint. :P I lent 3 of my foundations to a friend for the weekend, because she needed them for a photoshoot and I wasn't able to be there to do the make up for her, so she did it herself. I'm using Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 109 Wheat. There's a white cast to my face because it contains SPF 15. Good to protect against the sun, bad for flash photography. Here's a nice picture of me looking like a dead person. Muahaha.
I look so unhappy.

Next up, the NAKED PALETTE. Sex sex sex. haha. I would normally use a primer on my eyelids (UDPP), but I got lazy and I'm only doing this look for my bloggy. Amie, I have labeled and named the colors I have used!

... this reminds me of paint by numbers. I poorly mapped out where I used each color. I think the main difference between regular shadow and a "smokey eye" is using shadow on the bottom lash line and smoking it out.. that's the main difference I've noticed. You could also go more intense and add more black eyeshadow to deepen and add more drama.

I'm using Bobbi brown's gel liner in chocolate shimmer.
If you've noticed... both my lashes aren't the same! haha I wanted to show you guys the difference between false lashes (on my right eye) and mascara (on my left eye).
I personally love the look of falsies, because they're so neatly combed and curled.

A better look... at my work. LOL

Close up of my eyes open... Look at the difference in my lashes.
Im using Revlon's double twist mascara, btw. It's a piece of poopoo. haha
The shadows are deeper in real life. If i had put a base of gel liner/cream shadow,
it would be more intense.

Some Camera whoring pictures for you, la~! Im using MAC's creme de nude lipstick.
I also added a bronze glitter liner to the bottom lash line closer to the inner corner.
It adds "glam". LOL I like sparkley things, okay?
AND... A pretty bathroom picture for you all. Haha!!
Tell me if you like these types of posts or not... or tell me what you'd like to see me do for my posts! I'm a noob at blogging, so any help is appreciated!

Thanks for reading!

-- xLissa

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Wow, it's only Tuesday night, but it definitely feels like Thursday! I guess it's due to the amount of sleep I've been having... which is not as much as I used to! Not as much sleep makes days seem longer. Although I've just recently bought a memory foam mattress topper, I haven't had time to enjoy it. =[

I had a rough start this week. I had to work on Sunday, from 11 to 6, and I had no motivation to do anything. It keeps getting darker earlier in the evening, which makes me think it's closer to sleeping time and makes work drag on and on. When I got home at 6:30pm, I just passed out until 10pm... which I then proceeded to procrastinate and browse facebook for 4 hours. Haha. Crackbook... I wonder how I would live without it...

Because I went to bed so late (or so early in the morning, depending on how you see it), I was grumpy and exhausted at 7am when I left the house to catch the bus. I grabbed everything I needed, and told my mom I'd be home for lunch so she didn't have to pack me one (yes, she still packs my lunch everyday /heart).

Today went much better than yesterday... minus the -17c weather and snow. First of all, I was quite proud of my design 302 proposal that I finished up during the night. Secondly, I got an email from the one card office to tell me that my card was found and was at the lost and found in churchill. SCORE! I don't have to think of the things I will have to not buy this coming weekend with the $120 I would need to replace the card.

After today's art history class, Cindy went home to sleep because she had her head on her desk the entire class. LOL. I fell asleep today too... that class is just too brutally boring. Nguyen agreed to come with me to the one card office downtown at 2pm. After class (at 12:30), we went to Tim Horton's in C.A.B. Uguh. They are the worst! The line up was miles long, and we had to wait 10 minutes for this woman to scoop chili in a to-go container and forget to give it to us. We ate lunch and met up with her friend, Jordan. Before we knew it, it was 2, so we took the LRT to Churchill. I picked up my one pass... and then went shopping. LOL I can't suppress my urges these days! I ended up picking one thing up at Holt Renfrew because they had 10% off everything in the store. I laughed at how grungy and sketchy Nguyen and I looked, in the store with our backpacks on, coming straight from school. Nguyen didnt even know what Holt Renfrew was... or how it was a designer brand store. Haha. I showed her a whole new world! haha. We then proceeded to get bbt at Bubble T, and made our way back to the University so she could "study". Yeah, right... If you can call talking about Pokemon studying. :) :) :)

At 7, I rode the bus home with Jessica L, and that's how my day ended. I am so pooped out after showering, I think I'm going to retire early tonight. Not without a couple of pictures though! haha.

P.S. I will be having another haul post soon... LOL I know, I buy to many things. I have everything chosen out, and I just gotta buy everything this weekend. ;)

This would be my silly design concept I am working on. I took the pose from a Maybelline ad.

Hehe, and this is just a cute photograph of Nguyen and I courtesy of Cindy. She had to take some photographs for her class, and Nguyen and I were fooling around. Cindy's pretty good, hey? :)

Hope you didn't think I wrote too much! Lol

-- xLissa

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another Haul?

I had the entire day off today, so my mother and I went to do a little shopping. It's my brother, Vincent's, birthday on the 17th. He's turning 22. What an old man. We went to look for a new backpack for him, since his is getting really dirty and old. Gross.

I suggested that we go to West Edmonton Mall, because it does have every store imaginable. We all know that I was secretly wanting to go to sephora though...

Turns out... we couldn't find a suitable backpack at either Atmosphere or SportChek. Meh. I bought more make up with my VIB discount, and I finally redeemed 500 points for the beauty point perk! It comes with a full size of the BUXOM lash! They didn't have this set on Wednesday, the last time I went. I might just go return the Buxom lash I bought, because I don't need two. I really don't know when I'm going to be able to use up all of these mascaras. Maybe if I blog more, I'll do a fun make up look for each post. lol! That's a fun way to use up my make up...

After buying a couple pairs of practical boots for the cold winter climate, my mom and I stopped at costco for gas. I've never seen such bad drivers on the road. It was rush hour by this time, so we stopped inside to shop for a bit. I ended up getting a gel memory foam matteress topper! Yay! Haha, I was so excited that I put all my sheets and blankets to wash because I don't want it to get dirty. xD

Yay for clean sheets and fluffy blankets!

We also found a decent looking backpack! Score! Mission complete. lol.

I spent the rest of the night cleaning my room, because I haven't had the chance to since school started... needless to say, it was a nightmare. I finally have some walking space in here!

Anyways, I'll get to the pictures! Hehe, pictures are always the best part.

Collective view of the cosmetics I purchased today

Close up of the lipfusion infatuation christmas set. It's such an excellent deal! $31 for 2.5ml x 4! That's 10ml worth of glosses for the cost of one 5.5ml full size!
This set comes with the colors First Crush, Screen Siren, Angelic, and Lollipop (l/e).
I've been eyeing Screen Siren for a while, an this set is perfect! The glosses have a semi-opaque coverage. They're so gorgeous. :)

I don't know what it is, but I have an obsession with lip glosses/lip products. When I saw this set, I knew I had to have it. It was out of stock on Wednesday, but it came back in stock today! SO HAPPY! There are all full sizes. The lip balms are to DIE for. I love the Jasmine one, although it doesn't really smell/taste like Jasmine. I tried on the lightest pink shade of the gloss, and it's is GORGEOUS. It smells and tastes like cherries to boot! They use cherry oil in the glosses apparently. LOVE IT. All this for $51 CAD, normally $124 CAD. I'm in love.

I also bought the Stila eye kajal in topaz for the waterline yesterday. My friend who does photography said that the white on the waterline looks too unnatural in photos. I tried it on for a coworker, and she pursuaded me to get it because I "look[ed] so cute". I don't really like this particular eyeliner, because it has no staying power on the waterline what so ever! Oh well.
In this picture, there's the Bare Escentuals box set that I got for my beauty insider points. It comes with the pink cosmetic bag, a mini brush, a mini face powder, a mini lipgloss (BEST glosses), and a full sized buxom mascara!
Last, but not least, I picked up the MUFE feather lashes because they looked so fun. The longer I stay in Sephora, the more things I want. I also got a bottle of the DUO lash glue in clear, because it's only $10 for 14ml. The one I get from London drugs is $7 for 7ml.

That pretty much concludes my haul from today (& I guess yesterday as well). I'll put some fun camwhoring pictures now! he he
I love doing make up at night right before I go to wash my face.

This is just a really intense smokey eye I decided to do. :)

Oh! I also bought this faux fur stole from H&M. I love it. hehe

Okay, I hope you all enjoyed this post! It's time for me to go to bed... maybe. lol!

-- xLissa

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Okay, SOOOOO I suck at keeping up with my blog. I just lose track and forget.

School started up and we're almost done the first semester. I'm enjoying my studio courses (esp. the photoshop one), but I hate art history. =[ I have to catch up on studying this long weekend... I need to pass.

Overall, it's been a pretty chill semester. I haven't been hanging out in CAB, because Teresa is never there anymore, and I feel like I don't have time to do anything! My friends get mad at me because I'm either busy doing homework, or else working. It's nice right now, because I work about 15 hours a week. I love working for Shoppers Drug mart... Haha, we'll see if I still love it after the Christmas season.

That reminds me, I got my first customer complaint! ARGH! Haha, but I totally deserved it. I was withholding some limited edition stuff (the last ones!) and I told her that I couldn't sell it to her because I called it. >_> Yeah, stupid greedy me.

ANYHOW, lets get to the main reason why I wanted to blog today: HAUL!!!
I've been in a crazy shopping mood this past week, and basically went berserk.
It doesn't hurt when it's the 20% VIB sale at sephora too... (okay, maybe it hurts my wallet a little bit.)

I just looked at my credit card statement, and it looks like I'm almost at my max!


Group picture of what I got today (Nov. 10, 2010)

The Naked Pallete ($52 CAD) up close. I bet you've all seen it before! lol

Since I got the last one off the shelf... the plastic was all cracked, and this wasn't put together nicely. :( It made me sad... but at least I have the palette, I guess!
I also got Bare Escentuals' Buxom Lash ($23 CAD), Nars Eyeshadow Primer ($29 CAD), as well as UD Skyscraper Mascara ($26 CAD).
The last thing I got from Sephora is the Phytodefrisant ($28 CAD)! I got a sample of this a long time ago, and I fell in love with it. It makes my hair nice, smooth, shiny, and straight without the use of a flat Iron. I haven't touched my CHI in a month or so.
Next, I went to Lush to get a Seanik Shampoo Bar (not pictured), as well as the BIG shampoo. I'm so excited to try this. It better be good, since it's $23!!
On Sunday, I picked up the QUO Professional Brush set ($100 CAD). in the Holiday Edition. SUPER cute, and the brushes are SO SOFT. It was on sale for 40% off! :D

I also picked up a few drugstore stuff! Revlon Eyelashes ($6 CAD), Tweezerman lash comb ($10 CAD), 3 L'oreal hip Chrome liners ($7 CAD/each), and a maybelline blush ($5 CAD) !

I also picked up a couple boxes of my favorite My Beauty Diary sheet masks from T&T. ($15 CAD/Box)

OKAY, other than make up I also got a few other things!

I couldn't resist bath and body works. Everything just smells so amazing there. I picked up 2 3-wick candles ($22.50 CAD each).

I dropped by michael's the arts and crafts store to pick up a couple marker pads for drawing/using my copics on. They were $20 and $18.

And then I got this scarf from Bluenotes. Lol! It was 30% off, and I had my SPC card, and got another 15% off... Which made it $6. Haha! Deals FTW. (Sorry for my deathly pale face, Im just about to go to bed).

I honestly might go back to West Edmonton Mall to pick up a few other things that I didn't have time to look at or get... American Apparel has a 20% off sale as well! I forgot to go in there! I also have to check out murale to see if they have the perfume that Sephora doesn't have! I really want the Viktor and Rolf Flower bomb. :/

Ahhh well... I'll keep spending my money. >_<

-- xLissa