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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Review/Swatch: Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze (Pic Heavy)

Hi guys! Today I'm going to review something I've been addicted to.


Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze. However, since I'm a genius and forgot to take pics of the actual product, here's a pic I found online of how they look
The colors I got are Continuous Coral and Timeless Nude. Continuous Coral is a corally red color and it reminds me greatly of MAC Cyndi l/s. Timeless Nude is a great everyday nude color and doesn't wash me out. 

Here are the swatches. Obviously the dark one if Continuous Coral and the light one is Timeless Nude. 



Price: I got it for $8.99 BOGO @ my CVS. Sometimes they even have coupons like $3 off for them. Definitely a steal! 

Where to buy: Any drugstores, like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite-aid, etc

Texture: It goes on like a regular lipgloss, it feels very smooth and moisturizing. However, as you wear it, the gloss gets tackier and a little drier. I guess this is why it's "long-lasting". I recommend wearing a lipbalm underneath this since it can be drying. I only wear these for the colors anyway, so I don't really care about the lasting power. 

Lasting power: It lasts about 3 hrs on me if I don't drink/eat anything, which is a lot better than many other l/g, but it's nothing spectacular. 

Overall Rating: 4 out o 5

Would I re-purchase? YES! I'm already eye-ing Perpetual Pink and Eternal Blossom. I'm on No-Buy though....:( 

Lip Swatches:

Timeless Nude<--very MLBB


















Continuous Coral <--looks EXACTLY like MAC Cyndi l/s on me...but glossier





















Surprise FOTD!

Timeless Nude:




































Continuous Coral:


















































What I used:
Face:
--Revlon Colorstay Blemish Free concealer on any pimple scars
--Stila illuminating concealer on my dark circles
--Physician's Formula Heathy Wear SPF50 powder foundation in Translucent Medium

Cheeks:
--MAC Emote to contour
--NYX blush in Peach

Eyes:
--LORAC e/s in Suede all over lid
--LORAC e/s in Beige as highlight
--LORAC e/s in Kiwi on bottom lid
--Laura Mercier liner in Caviar
--Maybelline Lash stilettos waterproof mascara combined with....
--Maybelline Lash colossal mascara

Lips
--Revlon Colorstay Mineral lipglaze in Timeless Nude and Continuous Coral 

That's it y'all. Thank you for your continuous support! 

Love you with all my heart,
Tao





Monday, April 12, 2010

It's official

I'm moving to Boulder, CO on May 25th!!

I'm graduating on May 1st. That's right, I only have 2 more weeks of school left. This would be the last time I can call myself "student". I'm really excited and scared about graduating. I'm excited because I'm finally out of the hellhole called school, but I'm scared because I haven't started searching for jobs yet.... LOL. Yeah.....

Anyways, I will put up the Revlon Colorstay mineral l/g tomorrow. Just wanted to update you guys on my schedule. :)

Have a great day!

Tao

Friday, April 9, 2010

Collective Drug Store Haul!!

Hi guys! OMG! Tao's updating her blog with pictures!! OMGWTFBBQ!!! YAY!!! Miracles DO happen! 

Today I'm posting a collective haul I've done within the past month. Since I'm saving money to move in May, everything I bought was on massive sale. I LOVE drugstore products because they are so inexpensive and work amazingly if picked right. 

Family pic:
 

Close ups:
--Revlon products:
--Colorstay Pressed Powder in Light x2 (BOGO + $3 offx2)
--Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in Nude and Coral (BOBO +$2 off x2) <--Review coming up. Amazing products right here.
**I also got two Colorstay Blemish control concealer in Fair and Light-Medium, but forgot to take pics. They are awesome too! 

Physician's Formula: My Walgreens got rid of the PF dislay last month. Fortunately, I was able to find some in the clearance bin for MAD cheap. Everything other than the orange compact was less than $5.
--Mineral Wear Talc-Free 100% Mineral Facebrightener in Light Glow $4

--Solar Powder SPF20 Bronzer in Light bronzer and bronzer $1 each

--Shimmer Strips in Sunkissed Glow $0.82

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-- Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder foundation in Translucent Med (BOGO @ Ulta. $14.99) <--Review coming up. Awesome-ness.

L'oreal:Found some good deals @ my local CVS.
--Some random highlighter/blush thing $4.15 (Clearance at CVS, 75% off)
--L'oreal De-crease primer $2.12 (75% off)

That's it for the haul. I will do some reviews really soon. I'm just really busy lately.

Thanks for viewing!

<3
Tao

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Upcoming posts and a Tag!


Hi guys! I know, I suck as a blogger. I'm always MIA and my blog is in need of some serious picture update. However, I don't think I'm quite recovered from the loss of my portable memory drive yet. You know how sometimes you have everything planned out, and skittles happen, and then you just lose all motivations to restart it? Yeah, that's me right now. 

I took pics of so many FOTDS of while I was in CO, even some OOTDs!!! I also recorded som YT vids/tutorials, and they are all gone. I'm so pissed.

Anyways, I know I have to get back to the game sometime, so here is a list of upcoming posts to remind myself.

--Misikko Flat Iron Product Review‏ (I'm really excited about this)
--Review/Swatches of Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lip glaze
--Review/Swatches of Physician's Formula bronzer
--Collective Drugstore Haul
--FOTDs

Anyways, today I was tagged on my Formspring, so instead of doing this there, I'm posting it on my blog. :D 
1.Are you a night owl or a morning person?
I think I'm both. I stay up really late watching TV/web surfing, but I have no problem get up really early (5am) for school. I feel really energized in the morning. I HATE the afternoons though, especially sunny afternoons. I feel so cranky and lazy.

2.Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts?
Receiving, I am a girl after all. :P I love giving presents to the only 2 ppl. My mom and my BF.

3.In how many languages can you say 'Hello'?
Um....Hello, Ni-hao, Lei-Ho, Hola, Bonjour, Konichiwa, so...6? Welcome to teach me more.

4.Have you been told you can sing well more than once by strangers?
HELL NO. Everyone tells me that I have a high-pitched voice, so I can't sing serious songs. *I* think I'm a good singer though.

5.What are your 3 physical features you get complimented on often?
My hair, my legs, and my lips. 

6.What is your most favorite animal to have as a pet, aside from a komodo dragon?
OMGWTFBBQ?!! This is an impossible question! I wantanything that's furry and want to cuddle with me. Oh wait...that's my BF....

7.What is your favorite color?
Black and ROYAL blue. To be honest, I love ALL bright/extreme colors. No pastels for me. 

8.When did you have the time of your life?
I don't really know. I guess anytime spent w/ the BF is the time of my life.  I don't really enjoy the whole clubbing scene.

9.Where would you like to go to the most?
I want to go back to China to visit, Japan/Korea to shop.

10.What kind of life do you want to live?
The life of a lottery winner. Execpt I would know how to invest my money cuz I'm a business major. I want to be able to know for sure that I'm set financially but have the opportunity to work if I wanted to. I don't need a lot of friends, but I need Nathan.

11.Are you superstitious?
YES! the ONLY lipgloss I ever used up was a Clinique Super moisture something something in a squeezy tube. I wore that EVERYTIME I had take a quiz/exam/hw. I felt that it made me do better. Also, I also say I failed b/c that's a reverse jinx. I dont' want to say I did well and ended up failing.

12.Does it matter who earns the most money in a relationship?
Yes, I'm traditional like that. I think men should make more.While I am independent and capable, I want to be taken cared of. I like the sense of security.

13.What are the most important characteristics in someone you are looking for?
Intelligence, integrity, good sence of humour, and loyalty<--big one.

14.What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
It's a quote by Marilyn Monroe: "A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left." 

15.What does a good relationship look like?
Two ppl doing nothing together and are still content.You don't have to do too much to "fluff" up your day if you are in a good relationship.

16.If you had an extra hour in a day, how would you spend it?
On the cafe board on MUA. LOL! 

17.What's the best compliment you've ever received?
It wasn't to me, but when my BF and I were walking on the street one day, a guy came up and told my BF that he's lucky man. :D 

18. In an ideal relationship, what would you spend the majority of your time doing?
Eating, talking, and watching TV...with a lot of moolah in the bank.

19.What's the biggest personal change you've made?
I think I'm becoming less trusting as I get older. I don't like making friends anymore. 

20.What is your idea of living a good life?
Financially secured (Very important to me), working a job I like, and being with my loved ones. 

21.What would your dream house be like? Would it be a contemporary cave, or a Victorian shed?
I like those Swiss-styled houses. Very modern and simplistic. I'd want a HIGH ceiling and lots of windows for good lighting.

22.What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?
I don't quite remember. I'm usually in good control of things around me. 

23.What is your one achievement that makes you the most proud?
I'm wtih Nathan. I achieved in finding a great man at 16 while others search a lifetime for him. 

24.What is the one thing would I 'not' know about at the first meeting?
I probably won't like you cuz i'm a judgemental person. But you won't know that. :)

25.On a scale of 6-to-47 how organized are you (or keep it simple, like 1-to-10)?
I'm a -46561. I'm unorgazied but I know EXACTLY where everything is. 

26.If there was one thing you could have done differently, what would it be?
I would've stayed in school for longer. I kinda regret only spending 4 yrs to get my bachler and master degree. This job market is beyond shitty. 

27.What do you expect from someone you're dating? or what do you expect from the person in your life?
I dont' expect anything but common decency from anyone.ONE thing I NEED from my significant other is loyalty. As if you couldn't tell, I'm terribly insecure, I NEED my man to be loyal to me and only me. Fuck Jesse James and Tiger Woods.

28.What is your idea for world peace, global warming, green energy?
Reduce population. Every family should only have one child. There, I said it. Now I expect a drastic drop in my followers/subbers. I also expect a spike in hate comments.

29.What are you absolutely best at?
Emotional Display...and eating. I'm SOOOOO good at eating I should enter a contest.

30.How accurate is your first impression of others?
Usually very good. I would either like you or hate you, and usually I'm right.

31.What 3 things would you take with you to an island?
My BF, SPF150 sunblock, and a computer w/ internet service. 

32.If you had so much money that you wouldn't know what to do with, what would you do with it?
Give a lot to my mom, a lot to humane society, and a lot to Sephora.

33.What is your favorite time of the day?
Early morning, like 8am-ish

34.If you could have dinner with anyone, who would you choose?
My BF and my mom. 

35.What is your worst dating experience?
I don't have one. :D 

Feel free to do this tag! Thanks everyone for putting up with my delayed updates. Love you all! 

Happy Easter! 
Tao

P.S. I want to leave you all with this quote by, again, Marilyn Monroe.

""I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go; things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right; you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself; and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.""