7.30.2012

July Favorites

Today I will be sharing what my favorite products for the month of July were. Some of these are new favorites while some are old but new discoveries.

Overview
MAC Hello Kitty Beauty Powder in Pretty Baby: I got this a few years back, I only bought it for the compact which in handy when I was traveling.

Too Faced Oil Blotting Papers: Oil absorbing sheets are especially important for me during the summer because my skin gets really oily, so this is a must in my bag.

Minteas in Ginger Pear: I got these in my July Birchbox and have been really enjoying them. They are made from real tea and are great for focusing.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner: Another product from my July Birchbox. I wore this a few times this week and really love it! It stays put and doesn't smudge.

Green Tea Mascara: Picked this mascara up in Mexico and love the way it looks on my lashes. Review coming soon!

Shimmery Nail Polish: I also got this in Mexico. It's leaves these pretty sparkles while leaving the rest of your nail with shimmers. It reminds me of Zoya's GAIA.

EOS Lip balm in Mint: This is my forth EOS lip balm, I love there quirky shape! This one is in the flavor mint. At first I didn't like it but now I love it! It makes my lips feel refreshed!

Color Club nail polish in Blue-Ming: My favorite nail polish for this summer is Color Club's Blue-Ming, it's a beautiful bright robin's egg blue color.

Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch: I needed a lip balm before heading out on vacation so I picked up this Baby Lips lip balm by Maybelline because I was in a hurry. I actually really liked this because it moisturizes and leaves a nice pink on my lips.


Well that's it for this month's favorites. What are some of your favorite products this month?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

7.27.2012

My Trip to Mexico (Part 2)

This is part two of my pictures that I took on my trip to Mexico. To see part one click here. This post mainly features some of the yummy food that I saw and/or ate. Enjoy!

Piggy bread! I saw this at a bakery and thought it was amazing! I should have bought it.

I don't really like any of the big coffee chains in Mexico so I always go to Starbucks.

I saw this at the checkout line and thought it was super cute!

BOBA! My first day in Mexico I saw this boba shop and had to go to it. This was my first official time trying boba tea. I got a iced chai tea frappe with boba, to be honest the boba pearls were very soggy and my drink had a lot of ice in it so I could barely drink anything.

One thing I noticed about Mexican mascaras is that most of them have HUGE brushes. But they're really cheap, we're talking about $2 to $5 mascara of course I bought some to try out. Check out my Mexico haul to see what else I bought in Mexico here.

More animal edibles. I think is is suppose to be a hippo.

Yummy gelato!

Sprinkle cookies!

(Top: Yorkie, Button: Pekingese)
On one of my last days we went to a mall and saw these adorable puppies at the pet store. They were so cute!

More gelato. The top left one is cookies & cream that had white chocolate chips! It was AMAZING!

On my last day we saw Ice Age 4 in 4DX. Yes, that's right 4D! Currently there is only 4D theaters in South Korea, Mexico, and Thailand but they should be opening some here in the States soon. So how was it? Pretty amazing! It felt like you were flying! However my butt was pretty numb afterwards. 

Well that is all! Sorry I didn't take too many "tourist" pictures it's just that I don't like taking scenery shots that much. 

X♥X♥
-Michelle

7.26.2012

Mexico Haul


Today I am going to show you guys what things I got while in Mexico. I picked up some makeup products, jewelry, and some other random things that I found at a marketplace.

I bought quite a few mascaras while in Mexico because they have mascaras made out of everything! Fruit, nuts, flowers, green tea, EVERYTHING! This one is made out of mamey (a native fruit in Mexico) oil. My mom bought this because and said it was good so I bought it but I'm not sure if I like it or not.

Since it was cloudy/rainy during my stay in Mexico I thought a water-proof mascara would be a good investment.

My cousin recommended me this one so I bought it.

Green tea mascara! Of course I had to get it.

I also bought these two corrector sticks. They are very creamy and reminded me of the NYX jumbo sticks so I bought them to try them out. So far I'm liking them.

I didn't bring any nail polish with me so I bought these two. The one on the left is a sheer cream color with gold and sliver shimmers and the one of the right is a opaque white.

This is a cute smurfette lamp that cost $4!

These cow bowls were only 5 pesos each!


Found these cute rings at a random shop for 10 pesos each. So colorful and cute!

Lastly I bought this colorful owl necklace because I remember seeing a necklace just like this at Forever 21 but never saw it again until now and had to buy it! I love owls!

Well that's all that I got on my trip to Mexico well besides my birthday gifts. If you would like to see a post on what I got on my birthday please let me know and I will do it.


X♥X♥
-Michelle

7.25.2012

My Trip to Mexico (Part 1)

So for those who don't know I was gone for two weeks earlier this month visiting my family in Mexico. I stayed in my grandma's house and had a blast! Here are some of my pictures I took via iphone! 

Did my nails before my trip. I used nail stickers that I got in my Birchbox a while ago so that I didn't have ti worry about chipping and stuff.

On the road...

It was very cloudy during my stay in Mexico but that's what I get for going during the rainy season.

Love these tile floors at my grandma's house. Everything in Mexico is so colorful!

By far the best soy meat I have ever tasted!

We found this very cute store in one of the malls I visited and they had this cute little shop where you buy these cute creatures (Like Build-A-Bear but you just buy and not "build"). The store was so adorable I had to take pictures!




These stairs lead up to a slide where kids can slide off and land on the other side of the store. Too bad the slide was closed, if not I would've totally tried it!

A yummy strawberry shortcake in a to-go cup that I found at a Wal-Mart (Why doesn't my Wal-Mart carry these?)

Well that's all for this post stay tune for more pictures (and yummy treats!) in part 2 of my trip to Mexico.


X♥X♥
-Michelle

7.23.2012

July 2012 Birchbox

I had to wait to open my July 2012 Birchbox because I was on vacation but now I can finally open my monthly treat! Birchbox is a monthly beauty box filled with 4 to 5 samples that best fits you needs. This month's box Birchbox partnered up with Glamour magazine to celebrate the five senses of Summer.


 
Box Overview

List of products

Color Club nail polish in Blue-Ming Full-size, $8
"Use this green-turquoise polish on fingers and toes all summer long." I am absolutely in love with this color! It's a bright mint-jade sort of color that looks lovely on the nails and perfect for Summer! I'm totally going to buy the full-size bottle.


Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner Full-size, $15 
"Direct from London, these punchy color liners feature a pen-style applicator that's truly goof-proof." I was really happy when I heard that Birchbox was going to feature products from Eyeko in their boxes. I'm a big fan of Eyeko! This liquid eyeliner slides on great and doesn't smudge, LOVE!

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Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum Full-size, $20-$42
"Wear this award-winning brand's silky SPF 30 serum under your makeup for a weightless UV shield." Since it's summer it's very important to protect your face and use sunscreen but sometimes sunscreens can be heavy so I'm hoping that the serum in this sunscreen will make the application process more quick and smooth. I will let you guys know if I like it or not.


Harvey Prince Eau Flirt Full-size, $55-$98 
"The fragrance equivalent to a wink, this fanciful scent layers fresh citrus and jasmine notes over a base of lavender and pumpkin." A nice and fresh scent but forgettable.

Tea Forte minteas 3 tins, $9.95
"Keep these refreshing, tea-infused mints on hand for quick pick-me-ups." I heard a lot about these mints, so glad I have a tin to keep in my purse.

Birchbox Exclusive Earbuds
"We designed these neon headphones just for you. Pair them with your best playlist." I wish I had these when I was on vacation they're super cute and colorful!


Along with my Birchbox I also received this keychain from Birchbox for being a loyal customer. How sweet! Thanks Birchbox!

I really loved this box! Boxes are just getting better and better! I can't wait for next month's!

What did you get in your July 2012 Birchbox?


X♥X♥
-Michelle