Sunday, November 18, 2012

Long Productive Day

10:30am: Breaking Dawn Part II.  If you haven't figured this out yet, go to see the first morning showing of new releases to skip the line. We got primo seats. The ending was awesome, and that's coming from my boyfriend which is saying something.

1pm: Target

2pm: Bed Bath & Beyond

3pm: Drive down to Scotts Valley for a friend's birthday BBQ

6:30pm: Drive back up to San Francisco to meet up with a friend in town. Dinner, drinks, lots of walking.

12 midnight: Meet another friend celebrating after finishing the CFP exam.

2am: Stop at In N Out for obligatory drunken munchies

2:30am: Finally at home and in bed. Blogging about what an eventful day I had. Exhausto!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sephora VIB Haul

The truth is, the longer I go without blogging, the more anxious I get about what I'm going to write about. I have plenty of adventures to share... still haven't posted about Spain and since then we've been to Dallas and Lake Tahoe. But that involves downloading pictures from my DSLR (yes I still haven't downloaded my Spain pictures - get off my back already!) and editing to make them extra pretty. Phew that sounds exhausting. Lets start with baby steps and use some recent iPhone pics. Today I ran to Sephora after work to use my VIB discount before it expires. The reason for the mad dash to the store was due to the fact that is currently sold out of everything. EVERYTHING.

The VIB discount is the work of an evil genius. If you throw enough money at Sephora, you're designated as a "Very Important Beauty Insider". Sephora has a sale for VIBs once a year where you get 20% off your entire purchase. This leads the average naive consumer (aka me) to eagerly pounce on items I don't really need nor should spend my hard earned money on because COME ON PEOPLE it's 20% off. IT IS YOUR MORAL OBLIGATION.

So without further delay, this is what I picked up today!

From the right: Too Faced lipstick in Cinnamon Kiss, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb spritzer, Eyebrow comb, Anastasia brow pencil,  NARS blush in Madly, and Eyeko set of mascara and eyeliner.

Normally I stick to nude lipstick, if I wear lipstick, but this year for fall I'm feeling more berry colors. This one by Too Faced is purrrrrty. 

Since I like to travel and am usually on-the-go in everyday life, I appreciate travel friendly perfume that meets TSA guidelines and fits in my purse. Not to mention it's perfect if you want to try out a perfume without committing to buying the whole bottle. Flowerbomb came out a while ago, but I'm just getting around to trying it. I have high hopes.

The lovely ladies from Pixiwoo often use this Anastasia pencil to fill in their eyebrows. It's been on my list for a while and I had the perfect excuse to get it today!

Blogging about makeup is so much more fun than studying the time value of money!

NARS makes really nice blushers - Zara from Mouldy Fruit posted about Madly some time ago and I picked it up based on her recommendation. No joke, this is my favorite blush. It's gorgeous. Here's a shot of my almost used-up one, hence the need for a backup. The lighting isn't great so you can't pick out the shimmer. But it's not at all overly shimmery. Madly beats the cult favorite NARS Orgasm by a mile in my book.

Lastly, I've heard of the British brand Eyeko before, but mostly in reference to BB creams. I happened to see their eyeliner displayed today and stopped for a look-see. Holy moly this is a precise pen. And my test line did not smear at all. Interest piqued, I looked to see if they had any left to buy and lo and behold, they were out! This immediately brought out the OCD in me and I HAD TO HAVE IT!! Unfortunately they didn't have any in the back although the salesgirl was very accommodating and said the next time they got shipment in, I could still purchase it with the VIB discount. Dejected, I went to the check-out line and I swear this is destiny because I saw this Eyeko eyeliner and mascara set in one of the bins lining the check-out aisle (another evil creation). 

Victory is mine!

Seriously, get a look at this pen tip! Can't wait to try it.

There you have it folks. Back to studying. Wah.