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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Haul and new hair! (LONG post and pic very heavy)

Hey guys! How's everyone doing?

THANK YOU for all your concerned comments, they really mean a lot of me. It feels great knowing that even though we don't get to see each other in real life, you still care about me. :D I went to the doctor, who examined the wound and said that the spider didn't inject a lot of venom (thank God!), so he assured me that there's nothing to worry about.

I got my hair done yesterday! I just found out that we have a Redken Salon Academy close by the mall! I read in some magazines that if you go to a place like that, you will basically get the same quality of service as a real salon, except it's A LOT cheaper! So I went, and guess what? HAIR CUT IS ONLY $9.00! COLOR STARTS AT $19 (and it goes up depending on how long your hair is). I usually get my haircut/color at Hair Cuttery ( I know, ghetto right? ) and even then it costs about $120 plus tips.

However, I got my haircut+color for $40!! I got side swept bangs (even though the edges were a little harsher than I would've like) and dyed my hair a deep VIOLET color (even though it shows up red, it's more purple in real life). However, they used a Demi dye on my ends cuz I told them I REALLY don't want any damages, and a permanent color on my roots, so you can still see some red at the ends...

BEFORE:






AFTER:

In my bathroom:






In day light:







I also got my Jesse's Girl, Crown's brushes, and EDM (finally) haul!

Crown brushes: I REALLY like these! They look IDENTICAL to MAC brushes. The 30 brush set that came w/ the 30 slot brush roll is $105. However, it stated on their site that if you bought more than $125, then you can take 20% off!! So, I ended up getting that brush belt. It was free shipping too, cuz I got more than $100. So, all in all, this haul costed me about $100, which is about 4 brushes from MAC.

My invoice:




The stash:


The brush roll:






The brush belt (<3): onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://bp1.blogger.com/_XnxaFyhtdXg/SIi3jwAcweI/AAAAAAAAA48/WiSKlqDLIQ4/s1600-h/DSC02509.JPG">

I received my Jesse's Girl haul too! Yes, I BOUGHT THEM! LOL, I know, I caved...To my surprise, they are actually fantastic. I got the Bejeweled e/s quad set and Color My World mineralized e/s set (both are 4 for $17). However, I was very upset that my Evergreen and Volcanic e/s SHATTERED in the mail!!! I was so disappointed because Evergreen was the one I wanted the most!

Without further adeu:
I'm too lazy to label them...LOL! I will do a formal review on them later.

with flash:
















Earthtone:


Aqua:





without flash:
















Earthtone:


Aqua:




OMG! I love the MES even more than the MAC ones because they are only $4.99 each!

Last but not least, my MASSIVE EDM haul! I got a lot of blushes and finishing powders. I know a lot of colors look too dark for me, and that's because I'm trying to get the tanned look by using makeup!















Me on the way to the salon yesterday:





Sexy much? LOL!

I was wearing EDM Pearl Beige on my cheekbone...OMG GORGEOUSNESS!


LOL! Thank you so much for reading, have a great day!

xoxo,
Tao

22 comments:

ilurvemakeup said...

Glad to know your bite wasn't major :)

OMG great haul as always! Adopt me please? :) I wanna dive in and play with all your makeup my love :)

ilurvemakeup said...

Forgot to add, love your new hair :) I loved it before and after :)

Ling said...

Hello. I just happen to drop by and thought you looked like SHE's selina in some of the pics!

Btw, I love your hair and skin!
How come everyone has flawless skin here, except me. @_@

Nic Nic said...

Glad you're okay Tao!

Love the new hair, what a bargain for $40 only! I'm planning to cut me hair sometime soon too.

woaaah talk about hauling - is that what you broke your "ban" on? :P Damn that's a massive EDM haul!! they will last you a very long time i think :P

I have a few crowns brushes, i wish they were cheaper over here as the US! :(

Nikki said...

OH my gosh! Your infamous EDM hauls! :) I love them.

your hair looks amaaazing. it's so rich and dark. Hands down, I love darker hair on everybody. I'm weird. And your crown brush haul looks very intriguing. I've been eyeing their website, trying to figure out what set I want to buy. What line is your set from? There are like 5 different ones! So confusing!

Gee said...

I didn't know there was a Redken academy in Gville!!!!

I LOVE the bangs on you!!!!

And...you are quite the hauler!! I could go shopping in your collection, lol.

kim mai said...

i really love the bangs on you and the tan look! ur gorgeous!!!

sissy said...

I must be the only one that likes the before hair. Gorg! What products do you use to keep your hair so lush?

Sara said...

The new hair looks fab. doll!

Oh, I'm jealous! I wish I could splurge like this! :] Great haul girl! I'M LOVING THAT PEARL GLOW ON YOUR CHEEKBONES, I'm def. going to have to pick that one up!

*Are you doing swatches on the blushes/bronzers from EDM? I would love to see the different colors to consider which ones to buy!

The brush set looks lovely! If only I had the cash flow, I'd go get it too :]

Xx

Erica said...

i lovee your new hair! it's so pretty! lol and you have a new haul! your EDM hauls never seem to end =] lol they just keep on going

Anonymous said...

do you think you could update on the staying power of the jesse's girl quads? I really want to buy them but have read a review from someone on specktra who actually returned them because they thought the staying power was so horrible. This person didn't specify whether or not they used a base, but I would def be using udpp and/or paint pots.

Thanks!

Chloe said...

omgs, can you do a review on crown brushes? softness and things like that. OMGS.. haha, not asking for a review to be compare w/ MAC, since i dont think MAC brushes are that great to begin w/. you should check out hakuhodo brushes. they are AMAZING. =))

Lani said...

i love lookin at your blog-because it's green! lol i <3 green. ;) damn girl that is one major haul! love the EDM blushes. apple is my fave..i want more. ;)

Sara said...

Hey girl I'm not sure what you were talking about in your last comment...about the sale thread? Please let me know when ya get a chance!

Thanks :]

Xx

Elizabeth said...

love your new hair especially the new fringe!

I also have the same set of brushes from Crown, how you liking it?

Nanzy said...

your haul always makes me jealous...and LOVE THE NEW HAIR !

Roxy said...

Ahh I love your haul! Are the crown brushes super soft? I heard good reviews about Coastal Scents brushes when I bought them ugh! Major disappointment! I was just looking at your pictures and this is completely random but why would you name a blush "New Car Smell" LOL!

jie jie said...

Thank goodness it wasn't that serious.

I love love your haul! Looks like you're stocking up for a long storm. These goods will last you forever! Btw, I love the new hair, the cut and the new "red" color. I can't see the violet. I love love your glowy skin! Sorry for using the same word over and over again.. but my skin sucks so perfect skin really impresses me.

Vanessa said...

I love your new hair! Esp. the color, its so pretty! AND nice haul! Glad you love the Crown Brushes, aren't they just fantastic??!! I love them dearly and Jesse's Girl rocks my socks too!

N a b i said...

Oh my God ! Isn't Jesse's Girl cosmetics packing so pretty? I knew that I had to get them lol I was more into their packaging than eyeshadow :P I also got 2 eyeshadow and 2 backed shadow. I like them alot :) I love love EDM's brushes they are so soft.

fuzkittie said...

*Wipes glasses* O.O
Gorgeousness!!!
Hehe, hi Tao. Thanks for visiting my blog and the comments! I love me a good hauler, so Imma add you to my roll!
Your skin looks perfect, ah the fruits of youth. XD

eBeautyBlog said...

your hair is beautiful!! Oh my it sure is a heavy post. Although, all your posts are...LOL, but I love it. Love looking at your pictures :))