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Monday, August 31, 2009

Shop your stash!! (pic heavy)

Hi guys! YAY! Another FOTD! Tao's on a roll!

Now, I know that a lot of you are burnt by the economic hell hole right now, and moolahs might not be coming in anytime soon. Instead of salivating over the upcoming collections, I figured that it'd be awesome to go shopping in my already humongous makeup stash. Honestly, sometimes I buy so much stuff that when the new packages got to my front door, I already forgot that I ordered them. I KNOW there are some gems hidden deep within my stash, and I vow to uncover them.

I challenge everyone of you to search within your stash and do a FOTD with different products EVERYDAY.

This is my FOTD for today.






What I used:

Face
--Stila Illuminating Tinted moisturizer 01
--Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

Cheeks:
--ELF Studio blush in Tickled Pink (I had to PACK this mofo on. ELF Studio line blushes are not that pigmented IMO
--MAC Emote blush to contour
--ELF Studio Line e/s in Sand Dollar to highlight

Eyes:
--ELF Studio line e/s in Coffee Bean (L), Sand Dollar (R), and Saddle (b)

--Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara (weighed down my lashes....poo)
--Stila smudgepot in black (I've got like 5 backups)

Lips:
--ELF Mineral l/s in Party pink mixed with
--ELF Mineral L/s in Nicely Nude topped with
--ELF Mineral l/g in Au Naturale

Close ups:



I'm the queen of goofy faces cuz I'm cool like that.





I leave all my readers w/ lots of love and kisses


Peace out.
Tao

P.S. I hope everyone can participate in this challenge. It'd be so much fun! It'd be beneficial to both your creativity and wallet.

P.P.S. I'm NOT narcissistic. I'm NOT narcissistic. I'm NOT narcissistic. I'm NOT narcissistic......

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hauls, anyone?

Dudes and dudettes, let me just preface this by saying I LOVE sales!! Now everything I'm showing you in this post was on sale. They were either BOGOF or 75% off. Gnarly right? All my pics are click-able. Please click to enlarge.

Now here's my Ulta haul. Everything was BOGOF.

I went crazy with CoverGirl's e/s quad.


Coffee Shop and Dynamite drama


Tropical Fusion and Country Woods


Ice Princess and Sheerly Nude


I also jumped on the Revlon matte collection bandwagon.

Mauve it over, Nude attitude, Pink about it, and Pink Pout.



L'oreal Tru-blend foundations and blushes

Precious Peach (N1-2), Innocent Flush (N3-4)



Nude Beige( W3) and Buff Beige (N4)


ELF Haul!! Everything was 75% off!! Pleasecheck this site for more coupons.

Studio line blushes:
T-B, L-R: Peachy Keen, Tickled Pink, Candid Coral, Blushing Rose, and Mellow Mauve


Peachy Keen and Candid Coral are pretty close:


Peachy Keen (left) and Candid Coral (right)



L-R: Tickled Pink, Mellow Mauve, and Blushing Rose


L-R: Blushing Rose, Tickled Pink, Mellow Mauve



Studio Line e/s! L-R, T-B: Sand Dollar, Buttercream, Saddle, and Pebble (I've got more colors, but got tired to taking pix. Will post them soon)



L-R: Sand Dollar, Buttercream, Pebble, and Saddle




ELF Studio Line Warm Bronzer


ELF Complexion Powder


ELF Mineral l/s

Nicely Nude and Party Pink. They look way bright in pics, but they are actually very wearable.



ELF Mineral l/g in Trendsetter (T) and Au Naturale (B)


T-B: Trendsetter, Au Naturale, Party Pink, and Nicely Nude




Last but not least, I've got 2 ELF Studio Line brushes!

Blush brush, which is TINY!


and Face Kabuki brush.


Long awaited FOTD!




What I used:

Face:
--Cinema Secrect Ultimate foundation in 302 65A mixed by MAC Fix +
--Maybelline Dream matte powder

Cheeks:
--MAC Emote to contour
--Chanel Bronze Universel as a bronzer
--Ben Nye blush in Autumn Sunset
--MAC Soft & Gentle MSF

Eyes:
--POP beauty smokey eye cake
--Paula Dorf eye transformer
--L'oreal extra collagen mascara (my current HG!)

Lips:
--Nothing! I should've put something though. I looked dead.

I'm pooped y'all. Laterz.

Thanks!
Tao

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm back....

and already up to brows with schoolwork.

Hi guys! No time no see! I know, I tend to neglect the blog when I'm away. However, I'm back and school just got started on the 24th, and seriously, if I knew grad school was THIS much work, I would've really reconsider before applying. But since I can't quit now, I'd just have to tough it out. Good luck to everyone who's going through the same thing.

I did some seriously hauling, nothing expensive though. I haven't got the chance to really play with them and take pics of the products/swatches, but I'll squeeze in some time to do that this weekend. I'm surprised at how little money I spent relative to how many products I got.

Here's the little run-down:
--ELF Studio Line makeup $41.95
--ELF Mineral makeup $38.54
--3 MAC MSFs $60.64 <---cost more than almost 80 ELF products!!! WTF!
--Ulta $50.40

Yeah, I've got to take pics of more than 100 products and that, my friends, is no easy task. Anyway, I promise I'd do at least one picture post this week, please be patient with me.

I'm off to finish my 10 page paper that's due tonight. I'll talk to you guys later!

Have a pleasant day!
Tao

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tell me....

Why is it that I remembered to bring my Xbox "Game On" boxers but forgot to bring my EYESHADOW PALETTE?!!!

I organized everything and had the stuff I wanted sitting on the bed, but some how had a brain fart and left with out putting the eyeshadows in my bag.....

What I left:
--Ben Nye 12 e/s palette
--MAC blush palette
--Dolce & Gabana Light Blue perfume

The BN palette includes a dark matte brown color for my eyebrows.... So yes, I need blush AND eyebrows. YAY! More reason to shop! NAY! I don't have any money, and if I buy more makeup when I'm in Miami, my mom will chop my fingers off.

And later today the final grades come out....me no want.

Anyway, I will try to squeeze some pics in this week, but no promises.

Laters,
Tao

P.S. Skype is NOT the same as seeing ppl for real. Long distance sucks DONKEY ASS!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

He left..... (pic heavy)

and I cried my eyes out! I didn't know how it'd be until it happened. However, after he left, my friends called me up to go to Orlando with them, so I wouldn't be bored. I shopped.....A LOT. Who said retail therapy doesn't do anything?

Anyway, here's the FOTD I did when I went out with my friends. I attempted doing makeup because I didn't want to look all corpse-y.



What I used:

Face:
--Cinema Secret Ultimate foundation in 301A
--Coverblend concealer in Beige over imperfections/under eye circles
--Ben Nye poudre luminere in Banana

Cheeks:
--Chanel Bronze Universel as a bronzer
--Mark blush in Sunlove Glow
--MAC Soft and Gentle MSF as a highlight

Eyes:
--TKB Trading in "All love green" on lid
--Stila e/s in Chinois on brow bone
--Stila smugepot in Black
--TKB Trading in "Aladdin's lamp" on lower lash line
--L'oreal extra collagen mascara
--ELF natural falsies (HATE the white band)

Lips:
--Mostly nothing, but in some pics I was wearing MAC Posh it up Plushglass




Close ups:




Cam-whore:
My WTF of the day face:


Look ma! My face and neck blend~


I'm out. Peace.
Tao