ColourPop bubble pop

First off, let me say, I am happy to support local companies; but when I find out your shipping warehouse is up the street from me? You’re gonna have to just cash my checks and send me shit. Just keep it coming. 

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This isn’t

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half

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of

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it.

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Told you.

 (this photo gained 232 likes on Instagram, WTF)

To say that I am obsessed with ColourPop cosmetics is to understate how I feel about their products.

When I first encountered their products in a review video, I brushed it off and didn’t look into it. I made one small order and since I am so close to their shipping facility, it only took 1 day to ship/receive. That small order turned into 2 more out-of-control gigantic orders of nearly every color pot under the sun of their eyeshadows (approximately 58 in total), 6 ultra matte lippies, 4 lippie stix + matching lip pencils, 4 bronzers, 6 blushes and 1 highlighter.  My hand slipped, and it wouldn’t stop. 

The reason is, their products are cruelty free, they are made locally within my city (business office being in Santa Monica), and the formulas for the potted pigments are nothing I have ever seen before. They are similar to cream shadows, but at not cream? They have a color pay off that gives Urban Decay a run for its money.  A little goes a long way, and it builds up to fantastic bold looks with little effort.  I’m just so in love and I want to order more.

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.

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