New Car

Holy crap, this month has brought on a fantastic slew of just….#$%^!. I can’t even describe it.  None of it is really bad, but it’s certainly game-changing for some things!

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Acura MDX, 2011, polished metal, chrome finish and weeaboo trash that I didn’t bother waiting to put on. 

Uh, yeah. I bought my first brand new car. (Ok, well not 2016 new, but ssshhhiiiit, it was 99cents. [No it wasn’t] ) That’s Ma sitting in the car. She was my moral support since I did this all by my little lonesome. Even Richard wasn’t there to help me. And, to be fair, I am glad he wasn’t. This was a decision I had to conclude and follow-through on my own. He has his own opinions regarding things like this and it does nothing but confuse me. He was happy to just support me over the phone and answer any questions for me. 

This thing came fully loaded. For starters, this thing has a sun/moon roof. It also has dual climate control in front and 2nd row seats; butt-warmers; leather seats, a drop down TV screen w/ two sets of Panasonic surround sound earphones, 3rd row of seats, all rear seats fold down, Sat-Navigation, and a slew of other stuff that just…set it apart. It also has wood textured trim on the inside which gives it such a luxurious feel. Come to find out, brand spanking new, one of these can run $$$ but since this one is 4 years old w/ 1 owner, it wasn’t so $$$

The car’s name is Kiki (‘s delivery service). 

Gerard Cosmetics: First impressions + Swatches

Despite being super hot and icky, I got one of my recent hauls delivered today.  I’m really pleased, but at the same time, I will have to update the story later on.

I ordered 10 lipsticks from Gerard Cosmetics and a matte liquid lippie. Well, they came and upon inspection of the colors, I discovered that the color I looked forward to the most — Underground— Was broken at the bottom and was falling out of the tube.  I made several attempts to fix it, but I doubt it’ll work very well. I contacted GC by both phone and email to make sure they have my complaint on file, so I’ll followup on that for you guys and let you know how it turns out. I want to buy more lipsticks from them because they are just …UGH–Amazing, but I’d like the resolve my issue first.

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I think you can totally tell which one is Underground since the tip is also already been clipped off as well.  But the rest of the colors are just stunning! Highly pigmented, they glide on really easily and buildup color fast for intense looks.

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Swatch of the long lasting-matte liquid in Serenity. (Shown at the top in the back, frosted tube.)

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From left to right: Tequila Sunrise, Fire Engine, Nude, Vintage Rose, Dragon Berry

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Left to right: 1995, Rodeo Drive, French Toast, Underground, Cherry Cordial.

Every single shade I picked managed to be extremely attractive for medium tones. Underground and 1995 are definitely going to be favorites with Tequila Sunrise, Rodeo drive and Vintage Rose following behind closely. The Nude color almost matched my skin tone but I have a lighter face than I do arms, so it might be ok. 

Bonus pic from this past weekend cause it’s been too hot to really wear makeup except at night w/ the AC on. 

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UPDATE: They sent me a brand new Underground lippie due to the first one being broken. :) I am happy as can be.

Smile Sciences

I had been ordering so much lately that I forgot I finally ordered my Smile Sciences tooth whitening kit. It retails for $299, but if you use one of their instagram promo codes, you can get it for $29 (+tax/shipping). For a while I had been wanting to whiten my teeth, but I don’t have the time, nor do I want to spend the money (on multiple sessions) to spend an hour in a chair with essentially the same set up in my mouth.  This was waaay more economic. 

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The box was tinier than I expected and at first, I thought, “Well that was a waste.” because there were no inserts and I couldn’t turn on the little UV light. After a little more snooping, I found the instructions on the box, and a list of do’s/don’ts. 

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Got it working! It feels silly holding it my mouth for 30 minutes, but at the same time, I did notice a difference in shades afterward. The kit comes with a shade guide so you can track your progress. I must not have filled the tray correctly though since most of the shade change is on the inner half of my teeth. (Top = bottom potion, bottom = top portion) So, next time I’ll add a teensy bit more gel. I was trying to be conservative with it since the box said a little went a long way? I guess, too little is a thing. 

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