Thursday, January 6, 2011

Off course...My gaming history

Any girl gamers out there?

Hehe, I'm sure there are.

So this is what I'm currently playing: Call of Duty: Black Ops 

I'm not too familiar with the ins and outs, specs, lingo etc. But I'm trying my best.

I had a Nintendo game system when it first came out, a gameboy, a Playstation when it first came out, and I played games like Super Mario Brothers (of course! who hasn't? ) Tetris, and what was the name of the game on Nintendo where you shoot the birds with the guns? lol ETA: Duck hunt!! ;-)

I've played, Crash Bandicoot, and felt like I won a million dollars when I passed it. Parasite Eve, Resident Evil (returned after the first day, was too scary for me) and then my homeboys from high school got me into Splinter Cell, Halo, Max Payne and a few others that I can't remember.

I recently started playing Fallout 2, and I watched my boo play and win Uncharted. Now that game was the bomb diggity.

Anyway, I started learning how to play Call of Duty Black Ops. Which I liked waaay better than Modern Warfare, it just seemed boring when I watched the guys play it. Maybe because I like adventure games, and story lines etc. I should be getting my own system in a couple weeks, but for now I am playing Campaign on black ops. I want to play online like him but he said I should play the game first, so that's what I'm doing. Not sure what part I'm on now in the game though...Vietnam...after I flew the helicopter?

The game is very addicting and ladies if you love games good, and if you play with your man even better. But if you don't, get on it. Trust me, let him show you how to play and play together, it is oh so sexy and exciting. ;-)

I definately liked the game at first, but I hated the controller. It was like learning to drive a stick shift. It took me a while to learn, but I got it.

I guess whenever I pass it I will post about it. I would like some suggestions on more fun, adventure, action, strategy games to play. As long as it's not super violent.

Playing games is fun, but in moderation, because if you're not keeping track of time, before you know it you would've played for 8 hours straight without realizing. *whispers* (like what I did a few days ago) Definately don't let the game take you away from the reality of life. lol

I can't wait to get my own, because I have a list of games I want to play. 
Here is a list of multi player games I found online.

Elf encyclopedia, and Elf 100 pallete pics

Here is a purple eyeshadow look using the Elf 100 palette or the Studio Endless Eyes Pro Eyeshadow Palette. I just say Elf 100, easier and quicker. :-) It is very pigmented, blended well, and very vibrant. I am very happy with this palette, and can't wait to try the other colors. I'm actually happier with this palette than I was with Coastal Scents because it isn't powdery, and chalky like like CS was, it also didn't wash me out like some of their colors did. For $10, you can't go wrong with this. :) I also got the mini $5 palette, that consisted of the same colors, just 32 in that one. 32 palette = Endless Eyes Pro mini eyeshadow palette = too doggone wordy for me, lol.  However, I gave the 32 palette away as a gift, and she loved that one just as much as I loved the 100. :-)

Here is a look I did with the Elf Encyclopedia. If I'm not mistaken, it was the Sparkle edition, it was a teal and green color. I'm very impressed and although the camera on my phone didn't show it too well, it was very pretty in person.

You can't go wrong for $5, and I even saw them in Target and Walgreens! I believe the only one I don't have is the Smokey Eye Edition, I want that one because it has a blue shadow that looks similar to the shadow Nicki Minaj wears, and I want to try that look one day. :-)
Thank you to my sis Nicki for the wonderful gifts. :-)

EyeShadow Looks:GlamourDollEyes

Various looks using Glamour Doll eyes shadows. They are very pigmented, easily blendable, and the colors are gawgus! These do not disappoint. I bought samples and can't wait to get full sizes. (I'm sorry I didn't  initially!) They have many colors that I haven't seen in other brands.

(I didn't blend the pink well)

Try them out! Here. Free shipping on all samples. Samples are $1.25 or the baggie, and $2.50 for the jar.

Eyeshadow look: ELF Drama Quad

This was a look I tested out for NYE. I am by no means claiming to be a guru, but I am a makeup lover, especially eyeshadows and glosses, so if you see mistakes, trust me I do too.

All in all, these shadows did not disappoint at all. They are highly pigmented and blended really well. This quad does have glitter in it, (not the white shadow) but it makes for the perfect smokey eye. :)

Currently using...

So I haven't used Duri for about 5-6 months. No fault of mine, I just didn't order a new bottle. lol So during that time I discovered this:

 Well, I am not dissapointed at all. It actually works pretty well. I heard about it on a forum I frequent, and she linked us to a girl on youtube who uses it as a top coat. She said it made her manicures last over 2 weeks. (something like that) So anyway, I never tried it as a topcoat, as I am forever dedicated to my beloved Poshe, so I started using it as my base. I will say in comparison to Duri, my nails are still super hard.  They did start to break and chip the last couple months due to me neglecting them during finals, but I am back on track now. They are not as white as they were when  I used duri, and they don't seem to grow as fast, (or maybe I'm too busy to notice) but it is very comparable. It's around the same price range depending on where you get it. Actually no, Duri is about $4 a bottle on an online retailer I used to buy it from. And Nutra Nail is about $2 bucks at Family dollar, and maybe a dollar more at Walgreens.

I think it's a cheaper alternative if you are looking for a good drugstore nail hardener and strengthener. Try it out and let me know how you like.

Review: Forever 21's Love & Beauty polishes

Ok, so here is my review on Love & Beauty's polishes.

Love love love these polishes. they are very opaque in one coat and do not dissapoint. They are currently my fav polish of the moment. Dare I say they wow me even more than OPI (pick up your jaw ladies,lol)

They come in a range of colors, from green, to pink to golds. They are also only $2.80. :-)

Here are some pics:

Cocoa and Jade. I believe these were one coat. Anything more would've been too much. They also last super loooong.
I believe I applied cocoa for thanksgiving, and it lasted over a week, I had to take it off. Same thing with Jade, no tipwear, chip, peeling. Nada. Very impressive.

Let's compare.
This is a pic of Milani Ruby Jewels: (ignore white fingers, courtesy of acetone)

I put ^ on on Christmas day, by the time I was ready to leave it had smudged, and I had tipwear. I didn't do much of anything at all. So comparing it to Love & Beauty, I was dissapointed. I am currently wearing Milani 3D digital polish in pink, this is the 3rd day and each finger has peeled and I have tipwear. Too bad!

So anyway, if you see these brands in Forever 21, and you are contemplating, please do not hesitate to try them out.
You can also find them here. Toodles!

Tastebud edition: Bolthouse Farms

I absolutely love this drink. A former co-worker of mine introduced me to this drink back in 04 and I've been drinking it ever since.
I fell in love with the Vanilla Chai Tea:

It's a soy protein drink, and it is delicious. It doesn't taste like milk, and it is very sweet and filling. I can easily drink a glass for breakfast and feel full till lunch time.
From the site: Our Perfectly Protein® Vanilla Chai Tea is a smooth blend of soy protein, brewed green tea, and chai spices all naturally sweetened with a subtle hint of vanilla. In addition to energizing the body with a heart-healthy supply of protein, this delicious drink is brimming with nutrients like Vitamin C, B6 and B12, iron, zinc, magnesium, 18 amino acids, and 37 grams of isoflavonoids per serving.
Hazelnut Latte and Mocha Cappuccino are two other great flavors (but will make you use the bathroom something serious)

 For those who might not like a milk like consistency, they have other flavors also.

I've tried those and plenty others, they are really good. You can find Bolthouse Farms in your local supermarket. 


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A No Go: Wet and Wild Eye Makeup remover

Purchased this during the Walgreens 50% off sale during the holidays. This will be short because this mess is a definite no no if you want to use your eyes and see.

This mess burned the crap out of my eyes. Usually I can use a makeup remover (for eyes or not) and it removes not only in one swipe, but it doesn't burn. This felt like I literally wiped my eyes with alchohol. Even alcohol probably wouldn't burn this bad. :-/ It's oil free and has aloe vera, but um no.

I can say that it's ok to use if you want to do a quick clean up after a makeup look, under the eyes, or if you want that sharp line/outer v. But to wipe off a full eyeshadow look? No mam. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Rave: Dermasil lotion

I have an interesting story to go with this blog.

I've had ezcema since I was an infant. (Associated with my asthma unfortunately.) Well, my daughter has a mild case of ezcema, and of course as a parent I've researched, purchased and tried many things to control it. Hers is a very mild case, and for a time Extra virgin coconut oil did the job really well, but I have no idea what's happening this winter because it broke both of us out. (insert sad face here)

Well, I came across Dermasil lotion at my local Dollar Tree store and decided to test it out on my skin first. After a few days I gave it the ok and tried it on my two year old. I've been filling and refilling her hydro-cortisone cream for months now, and fortunately and surprisingly for once I haven't had too since I started using this lotion on her. :-) Her skin is super moisturized and soft with it. She isn't itching, and I haven't seen her scratching or any dry patches, or visible signs of rashes on her skin. Most of all she is not complaining. It was to the point where I was applying her prescribed cream every night and after every bath. :-/

Well, I told my mother one day in excitement about what I discovered and how it was working so well, and she swears that she told me about the lotion when my daughter was a few months old. She said that when I was a baby my doctor precribed Dermasil or Aveeno, and apparently at the time Dermasil was about $20 a bottle. :-O I did a little surfing and noticed that it's being sold online for quite the price. :-/ I'm very fortunate that the dollar store carries this brand. It's apparently made by doctors in a pharmeacutical lab, so I'm sure they had dry skin and other skin issues in mind when they created it.  :-)

If you have sensitive skin, ezcema, or any other skin issues that other drugstore brands, or prescribed lotions werent solving, I urge you to give this lotion a chance. It's probably older than I am ( I didn't check) and I am 28, and it was being used on my skin about 26 yrs ago. LOL!

Review coming soon....

Dollar tree link and reviews