Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 2012 Favorites

1) MAC Eyeshadows: Ricepaper, Amber Lights, Bronze
2) MAC Blushbaby
3) ELF Under Eye Concealer & Highligther
4) ELF Angled Contour Brush


What are your favorites this month?

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

theBalm: Shady Lady Vol. 3 Swatches

About a month ago I posted swatches on my theBalm: Shady Lady Volume 1 and 2.  Well the wait for  theBalm: Shady Lady Volume 3 is over!  My favorite has got to be the last row in this palette.  I am glad this palette has a bit more colors to the mix compared to the first two.

L-R: Lusty Lee, Envious Erin, Racy Kacy

L-R: Safe Bet Annette, Runaround Rebecca, Come-Hither Heather

L-R: Open to Offers Olwen, All the Way Annie, and Guilty Gwen

This is probably my favorite row.  The teal and purple reminds me of my Sleek Original Palette.  

Which eyeshadow do you like the best?

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Update: Operation Insanity (Week 7)

We got about two more weeks to go!!  I wish the results were better but I have not been as focused as I wanted especially with the food I consume.  However that will be changing as of today!  My cousin and I basically created a contract to reach our goal weight in four months.  With that I am more motivated to lose the 10 lbs I have been dying to get rid of.  

I am really glad that I completed my first week of the max trainings.  It was tough and LONG!  One thing I dread when I work out are long workouts.  An hour seems like forever to me.  The regular workouts in the first month of Insanity were 40 minutes but most of the max workouts are about 55 minutes.  I also realized that I cannot do a push up correctly.  I need to work on my upper body strength.  

With just a few weeks left, I plan to start the 10 minute trainer workout.  Once I complete that I will probably try Insanity again but being much more strict with my diet plans.  With that said here are my weekly pictures.

Day 43 (April 23, 2012)
(Pre-Workout) Front view

Side view

I just realized I forgot to take a picture with my face in it.  Sorry.  I will next week! <3

What are your thoughts?

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Born Pretty Nail Dangle Charm

About a month ago, Born Pretty sent me a few of their items to review.  Born Pretty contains nail art, beauty & lifestyle products, retail, wholesale & OEM items.  Their website is definitely something worth checking out.  You may also follow them on their blog or like their Facebook page.

I noticed that the new nail art trend seems to be nail dangle items.  Seeing that they offered a few items, quickly caught my eye and it is something I have yet to try.  Unfortunately, when I received the items I ordered, my nails were not long enough to have a nail dangle, so instead my cousin volunteered her nails for this review.  

These are the two items I ordered.

24 pcs Nail Art Rhinestones Dangles Charms Decoration $5.30

Hand Dangle Drill Hole Nail Art Gel Acrylic Tip Tool $1.72

My cousin drilling the hole

The nail dangle charm she picked to try out.

We had to use pliers to open and close the opening.  However, my pliers were old so it did not work well.


  • Pretty and Shiny
  • Several types of designs and colors
  • Lightweight
  • Dangle drill was very easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Sufficient amount of dangle charms
  • Uncomfortable at first and takes a while to get use to
  • Hard to type on a keyboard with
  • Difficult to apply because there were no instructions
  • Lasted just a few hours due to our faulty plier
  • Only good to use/apply on long nails.  
Overall, this new nail art trend seems to be slowly growing.  It is something fun and new to try out.  It will take the appropriate tools for it to last long on your nails and a while to get use to.  If you are interested in trying these out.  I suggest you go to Born Pretty to check out their many nail art dangle products.

If you are interested in making any purchases from Born Pretty, you may use my coupon code DS5X31.

What are your thoughts?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FOTD and OOTD: Cousin's Wedding

Last month, I attended my cousin's wedding reception.  The dress I choose to wear was my black and white dress.  Since I had to go up to help out with the games, I wanted to dress up a bit.  I have not worn my Prada in an OOTD post, so here it is. 


Necklace: Return to Tiffany™Heart Tag Pendant
Dress: Juno
Heels: Chadwick's
Handbag: Prada Lux Saffiano White Leather Tote


My goal with my eyeshadows was to re-create Kim K's signature smokey eye.  How do you think I did?

MUA Primer
MAC MSF Natural Medium Dark
MAC Studio Sculpt NC30
Sleek Bronzer
MAC Blushbaby

MAC Blacktrack
Anastasia Brunette Brow Powder Duo-II
Model 21 Falsies

Lancome Juicy Tubes

What are your thoughts?

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Update: Operation Insanity (Week 6)

*sigh* It is the start of week 6, which is also the max training workouts. Before I get to that, I will talk about last week.  Like I mentioned before, week 5 was my recovery week.  I enjoyed it just because it gave my body the relaxation it needs but also exercising at the same time.  The two exercises that killed me where doing leg lifts/pulses and working on my shoulders.  But overall, it was a good week.  Today I began my max workouts and I am dying!  It is definitely a step up from the first month of Insanity.  I won't lie.  I slacked off a bit because my body felt like it could not take anymore.  But I did my best to complete the workout.  I know now I really need to do better in my workouts, diet, etc.  I hope as the days go by I get better with each exercise and take less breaks.

I am actually flying out to Kauai (a neighbor island) tonight and will be there until Wednesday afternoon.  So it looks like I will have to use my rest day for this week on Tuesday since I doubt I will have time to workout.  I am a little bummed about that because I wanted my body to get use the max workouts quicker, but I gotta do what I gotta do, right?

My week 6 measurements are as followed.  Once again, I have lost between .25-.5 inches almost everywhere.  My legs and arms seem to be the same measurements. 
  • Bust: 32 in
  • Chest: 28.25 in
  • Waist: 27.5 in
  • Hips: 32.5 in
  • Thighs: 21.25 in
  • Calves: 13 in
  • Upper arm: 10 in
  • Forearm: 9 in
Day 36 April 16, 2012
(Pre-workout) Front view

Side view

With face

I know the pictures all still look the same.  Let's hope by the end of this thing I look much better/toner/thinner.

What are your thoughts?

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

[CLOSED] D.G.S.Beauty's One Year Anniversary Giveaway

I am actually a month late due to Inglot taking a while to send me my order, but it is finally here.  Exactly a month ago, I celebrated my blog's one year anniversary.  Celebrate with me by participating in my giveaway!

Prizes: Inglot Freedom System Palette 10 Eye Shadow Square and 10 Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadow Squares.

Giveaway is open internationally and will close on May 6, 2012.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

NOTW: Reversed French Tip

I keep seeing these reversed type french tips so I wanted to try it out myself.  I watched a lot of youtube videos and most of the girls used some type of sticker.  Since I did not have any, I had to keep a steady hand so I wouldn't mess up.  With this being my first try, it came out a bit sloppy than what I wanted it to look like.  But practice makes perfect.  

What are your thoughts?

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Update: Operation Insanity (Week 5)

I am halfway through my Insanity program!  Today marks week 5.  This week will consist completely of "Core Cardio & Balance."  It gives me a break after one month of insane cardio and will let my body recover.  However, I am dreading next week because I know the workouts will just get much more crazier.

Day 29 April 9, 2012
(Pre-workout) Front view

Side view

With face.  (Yes, I have makeup on.  Not for the pictures but because I went out earlier.)

My bottom half is looking great.  It actually looks like I have a behind now!  Haha.  I still got that pooch though but it is manageable.  I hope next week you will see more improvements on my body.  Check back next week for my updated measurements.

What are your thoughts?

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

FreeBeautyEvent's April Giveaway

This month FreeBeautyEvents is hosting a Herbal Essences giveaway.  The prizes are: Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner.  This contest ends on April 30, 2012 so make sure to enter.  The winner will be notified by May 15, 2012.  To enter click on this link: and add your name, email, and zipcode. 

Good luck!

*Contest is only open to U.S. residents*

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

FREE Target Beauty Bag with samples

Target is offering this great deal again!  Click on this link: Free Target Beauty Bag with samples.  Back in November I received my first Target beauty bag.  I cannot wait to see what goodies will be in this bag.  These run out quick so hurry.  Here

What are your thoughts?

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Update: Operation Insanity (Week 4)

I am finally on week 4 of Insanity!  I cannot believe how quickly the weeks have gone by or that I am still doing this.  Aside from my husband as a motivation, my blog and all of my readers also helps.  I really want to show you all that this program works and that you could do it too!  Week 3 was alright.  I admit I have been feeling a bit sluggish, but I just have to keep telling myself not to stop.  Being lazy is no excuse to not workout!  <-That has become my new workout mantra 

My week 4 measurements are:  (Hopefully I did the measurements correct)  If you look back to my Week 2 measurements, I have lost between .25-.5 inches all around.
  • Bust: 33 in
  • Chest: 28.5 in
  • Waist: 27.75 in
  • Hips: 32.75 in
  • Thighs: 21.25 in
  • Calves: 13 in
  • Upper arm: 10 in
  • Forearm: 9 in
Day 20 March 31, 2012

(Pre-workout) Front view

Side view

With my face

I guess because I see myself everyday, I cannot really see the difference.  Also, I have been a bad girl.  I am not following the meal plan, but I will try to be much stricter on my diet.  Hopefully with that, I will get even better results in the weeks to come.  Stay tuned for next weeks update/results!

What are your thoughts?

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