Sunday, June 30, 2013

Moving day!

So today I am moving to my new apartment!  (Reason for my lack of posts lately...) I've been crazy busy with 12 hr days in lab, but on the plus side I am going to be on my first publication! So cool!
And now I am busy packing up my life so I can move everything today! I am moving into a one bedroom and I am SO excited to decorate! I have posted two possible color schemes I am debating, please let me know which one you like better! Of course, I was limited to polyvore's items they have (I was too lazy to add my own), so I can change things but this is the general concept of what I was thinking! I am torn! Or I am also open to other color suggestions!
What do you think?!
I also bought a 40" TV yesterday. SO EXCITED for it to be delivered tomorrow!!!
I can't wait to have my apartment set up! I will post pictures when everything is organized and set up!

Living Room Color Scheme Option 2


Living Room color scheme


Monday, June 10, 2013

May Ipsy Glam bag review!

So I LOVED May's Glam bag! Loved the items.
First, I loved the lipgloss from Juice Beauty. It was very shiny, shimmery, and tasted/smelled awesome. I have been using it a lot recently so it is almost out! If you go to their website,, the gloss is $15, the reflecting gloss. It is a little on the expensive side, but I think it's a good deal. I would maybe want a little more in the tube but I'd buy it. If you buy before June 15, you can get 20% off using the code 'Ipsy20'!


Next up, was this little concealer refill from Yaby. I haven't used it mainly because this sample doesn't really match my skin color (it's the one in the bottom right corner in the pic!). If you like this brand, I would check out their site! Since the little concealer pot conveniently fit in the little GlamRX mirror I got in an Glam bag a few months ago, I decided to combine it with two eyeshadows that I got in a previous month as well! I am going to put any other little samples I get in this little case!

This month I got the Pacifica Coconut crushed pearls and it smells AMAZING. I love anything coconut and it's just divine! I have been using it along with the Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange body butter I got a few months ago! I really like this brand. This month's is a "luminizing body butter," and  it has some sparkle to it! I really like it. You can find it on for $7! Not bad at all!

Next is the Zoya nail polish in a lavender purple. It was really adorable and it lasted for a while! (I posted a picture last month) It did not chip for 4-5 days which is amazing as every nail polish I try chips within a day or two! This one lasted. Looking on their website ( They have so many different colors, whether you like pastel (LOVE it for Summer!) or some glitter or whatever, I would check it out!

This is not Glam bag related, but if you remember from last post I talked about the sample I got from Sephora, the Benefit Mascara "They're Real." Omg, look at this! They look fake, and they really are real! (haha! Guess that's why they named it that, huh?)
Next time I buy mascara I think I am going to buy the Benefit Mascara! I loved it!


Coming up next post, I bought a dress from Guess that is adorable! I mainly bought it for this summer and for a wedding at the end of August! More about it next post! 
xoxo A

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New beauty buys!

So today I took the day off from work and took a day to myself. I went to the gym in the morning, burned a nice 400 calories on the elliptical, went to group meeting for work, and then took a drive to Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade to do some shopping. It was great! Such a beautiful day!

I then met up with some friends at Napa Valley Grille for happy hour, and had this delicious Basil Mango Sangria! It was AMAZING! After happy hour I went to the gym again for my lower body blast class, it was so good! Burnt another 540 calories for a net 940 calorie burn! :D I'm going to start doing double workouts now that I'm free from Orals!!


So I stopped at Sephora and got some makeup! I needed a new mascara since my current one ran out. So of course I bought the DiorShow Blackout mascara. I have written a review about this before, and I love it! It has a spiral-type wand, to just coat your lashes with mascara and add a lot of volume!

I also bought this Fresh - Sugar Rose lip balm treatment. Last year for Sephora's birthday treat, they gave samples of this, the Sugar Fresh --> seen on the right in the pic, and the sample size Sugar Rose. I fell in love with both of them, and I used them til they ran out! The actual product is 3x bigger, as you can see in the pic, and a lot thicker. At $22.50 for a lip balm, I decided this was worth it as it has spf 15, and it is good quality. I chose the Rose mainly because it adds a tint of pink to your lips, making it more worth the money!

I also got my birthday treat samples for this year ( I had forgotten but they guy gave it to me anyway), the Benefit duo, a mascara and little highlighter samples. The highlighter is supposed to be brushed onto your cheeks or cheekbones to highlight your face and give you a summery glow. The mascara seems nice too, the brush/wand is different from the Dior, it is more like pins on a stick, if that makes sense. (Sorry the pic isn't as clear, couldn't get it to focus). I am going to try it on in the morning!

And lastly, I used my "beauty insider" points to get a free sample, I chose the Smashbox camera ready BB cream, that has spf 35. I've read a lot about BB creams, and my friends rave about them, but I have never tried them. Apparently they are good to wear alone or under your foundation/coverup. They provide seamless coverage and mask any fine lines and wrinkles, and it will make the lines disappear after 4 weeks! I will test this sample out tomorrow as well and see how it is! It blended in perfectly with my skin on my hand, so hopefully the same goes with my face! lol!

Finally, I got a gel manicure exactly one week ago, and it has not chipped yet!!! I am so IMPRESSED! whenever I do my nails with a regular manicure, they chip after a day or two! And this has lasted me a week and shows no sign of chipping soon! I am impressed and converted to gel manicures! Here are two pictures, both a week apart! Perfect! I am in love and want to get my nails done again when I have another special occasion to go to!

             A week ago ^^                                                    Today ^^

I also bought some cute panties from Victoria's Secret 5 for 26 sale, and I got a shirt and a coverup dress for the beach from H&M! 
Anyway, time to go to bed! I have more to post about tomorrow! Including my Beach Bunny Swimsuit that came in (love it but really small!) and my May Ipsy Glambag review!!
So glad I can get back into blogging! :D 
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