I went to Rite-Aid and got lucky! (Not that kind of lucky...) I noticed that the Physician's Formula makeup was Buy One Get One 50% Off...and at this particular location, they had a bunch of items with Last Chance Sale stickers on them for 75% off! The items I was most interested in didn't have the sale stickers, but a few of the Mineral Wear Liquid Foundations did! However, only certain shades did (not yours, Yume-chan, sowwie)...they were only for Fair Natural, Nude Beige, Creamy Beige and Sand Beige. So instead of being $11.95, they were $3!
I had the usual indecisive-Diana dilemma...I grabbed the last Nude Beige...then saw Creamy Beige...hmmm! hahaha Long story short, the Creamy Beige looked slightly darker with a yellow undertone and the Nude Beige looked slighter lighter with pink undertones, but when worn, Creamy Beige was too light and Nude Beige blended in better for me. Whew! (Girl dilemmas, I tell ya.)
I don't know about you, but my nails always break easily in fall and winter. So I was really happy to get this Sally Hansen Diamond Strength thingy for 50% off ! (About $3 at CVS...also saw it on sale at Target.)
So since I already had base makeup on, I decided to try my Majolook eye shadow palette I'd gotten in my swap with Yume-chan.
I also used the Japanese half false eyelashes, the K-Palette eyeliner, Dramatic Volume & Curl mascara, NARS The Multiple in St. Bart's and Copacabana, NARS blush in Orgasm and Laguna, and finally, NARS lipgloss in All Night Long.
I don't usually wear dark lip colors, so I'm still trying to get used to it. I did notice that it goes on dark but lightens. Then I felt I looked kinda whorish with too much makeup so I took off All Night Long and put on NARS lipgloss in Orgasm.
I don't like how my face shape looks now that my bangs are growing out, but since they're so long already I'm just going to let them grow out all the way. Here's the current length of my bangs:
One of my 2009 resolutions is to physically write in a diary primarily (as opposed to typing on my private files...I type much faster than I can write). Late last night/early this morning, it struck me that I should also keep written diaries for my dreams (I dream weird shit) and another one for my writing/reading thoughts (so like ideas, book reviews, etc.). Things that are handwritten seem so much more personal, and when I keep my thoughts in a special place/nice journal, I value them more.
Anyways, I went to Borders and was there forever. Even though Borders is a chain bookstore, it's still my favorite (I'm a girl who likes to order from Amazon anyways). I'm always able to find what I'm looking for, the prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is less commercial than Barnes & Noble (sorry, B&N fans). But the reason I went there today is because Borders carries a large selection of Paperchase London (Yasumi!) products, and they make such cute journals, stationary, etc. (Borders also has a lot of Papyrus cards, which I like to buy when I want something *special*). So I decided to be a ninja and snap pics for your viewing pleasure (hey, they should thank me if I entice others to shop).
The Pet Chopz display made me think of you, Yasumi! Aka London Zookeeper, hehe.
So much cuteness, but I had to have self control and tell myself I was in there looking for two diaries/journals. I decided to get just one since I wasn't feeling the rest, and I also got a box of cute notecards. She's a fairy but it reminded me of Yume-chan's Swimmer Alice in Wonderland.
The notecard box has four designs inside, shown here on the back:
I took those pics in the store so forgive me for them not being the most attractive photos...they're really cute though! Since I'm signed up with Borders Reward card whatever, I get coupons in my e-mail every month and used a 30% coupon for one item and a 25% coupon for the other, yay! I'm sure I'll be back at Borders again for another journal and maybe even a surpise giftie for someone (or maybe I already got one today...muhahaha).
My mini contest ends TONIGHT! Or technically tomorrow morning. =) Originally I was thinking of making header images with the blurbs and pics, but now I have half a mind to post the blurbs on my blog without pictures or names...so that when people vote (even though my executive decision outweighs the voting poll), they will focus on what girls actually wrote. What do you think? Good idea or bad idea? (Of course I will reveal later which blurb belonged to whom.)