Friday, September 28, 2012

My first Taobao review!

Bringing my blog back to life?

I've been browsing Taobao for a long, long, LONG time. I don't even remember when I first found out about it but I've been on the fence for a while. There was something about a shopping service that made me nervous! There were so many to choose from, so many different reviews... I decided to go with TaobaoTrends!

A little information as to what Taobao is; think of it as a Chinese Ebay or Amazon! There's no bidding, but it's a bunch of stores with many different items! Electronics, clothes, shoes, cosplay goods, you name it!
Now Taobao only ships to China. This is where the shopping service comes in. Let's say you have a few items picked out, great! Now you have to send the link and info to your SS, they'll check with the shop to make sure said item is in stock and then order it! You pay for your items and the domestic shipping to the SS. You wait for the item(s) to get to your SS, then they weigh all your items and send you an invoice for shipping. After that, you wait some more and then your items arrive!

Read on for pictures and reviews of what I ordered!! :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Matching outfits

Matt needed a wardrobe makeover for his new job and one of the shirts that he bought matched a dress that he bought me earlier!

Read on for more pictures!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

MILKBBI tights

A very lazy coord that I put together because I wanted to wear my tights. A lot of people complimented them though!

More pointless pictures behind the link!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pin-Up Parlor

While coming back from Paradise Canyon on Easter, I noticed this image in a little area next to my friend's apartment. Apparently it opened up about a month ago!
I've been meaning to get my hair cut for the longest time. My hair right now is just a mangled mess; I haven't cut any of it (with the exception of my bangs) ever since I shaved it! So there's no order or style to it at all, which is why I always wear it in a ponytail or bun haha.

I'm hoping to go in for a cut and style... the whole shebang! I don't really have any idea what I want, if I want it to be super short or whatever, but I'll think of something!

If you're local, check out their facebook and website!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter weekend!

A lot of people in San Antonio are constantly going to "the river" or "the lake" but never really specify the name or whereabouts of the spot. I don't know if they assume everyone knows where they're talking about or if they just don't bother with details.
One spot that a couple of my friends have been to is Paradise Canyon.

I've never really gone to any sort of river/lake thing, mainly because I don't know where to go.

Joe drove me, Lizzie, Ian (her son), and Matt out to meet up with his family for swimming and food. I was so excited I woke up before my alarm went off!
The drive wasn't too far out and didn't take that long but the road was very bumpy!

The most concerning things about natural waters are... natural things. Fish or other underwater creatures in the water, I don't want to be swimming with them and I'm pretty sure they don't appreciate swimming with me! There wasn't any to be found in the water though! It was very rocky, had a somewhat strong current and was ICE COLD! The obvious solution to the water problem is to just submerge yourself in it and get used to it but I'm a baby haha.

Read on for more pictures!!
(Very picture heavy)

Monday, April 2, 2012

MILKBBI tights & WIWT!

My dog's nose welcomes you!!

Read on behind the jump to see official MILKBBI tights and lovely new dress!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Revlon, Sally Hansen & mood swing polish swatches!

Today I'll be showing you some mood nail polish, some pinks, some party glitter and more!

Read on to see more pictures!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New nails!

New nails! by iwantyoursoda
New nails!, a photo by iwantyoursoda on Flickr.

New nails!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Slutwalk San Antonio

For those unaware of what a "Slutwalk" is, it's to raise awareness of rape culture. How society teaches "don't be raped" instead of "don't rape". Women who have been raped are often victimized and blamed for what they were wearing, the fact that they went out alone, they lead the man on so they were asking for it, etc.
Since late last year, these walks have been happening everywhere! Be sure to google around to see if one is happening by near you!

Mariyah and I had originally planned to get an early start on the day. I had some last minute shopping to do and we had planned to have our signs say something on both sides... but in a twist, I ended up waking early and she woke up 2 hours later than planned. We headed to the mall and I bought some shorts and other things and then we headed downtown.
I can't remember the last time that I'd been downtown on a Saturday. Tourists galore! While we were eating, a lady stopped by our table and I couldn't tell if she was trying to be "smart" with us or if she was genuinely curious. She began with "What does your sign say, 'Look at me'?" and I don't really think took in what we were explaining to her. She ended with "Oh, you're half-naked to prove a point." but I think it's worth noting that I was just wearing a shirt and some shorts, not unlike the other girls that were walking around.

Read on to see some pictures I took from the walk!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Platform shoes & Nicki Minaj

I was greeted by a package when I got home from work today!

Read on to see what was unboxed, and some nail colors I added to my collection!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What I wore today 3/13/12

Top: Thrifted
Skirt: Forever 21
Earrings: Forever 21
Shoes: Payless

I've been wanting white shoes for such a long time... I was about to buy some off of Ebay but while in Payless, I fell in love with these and my boyfriend ended up buying them for me!

Speaking of my boyfriend, a couple of weeks ago we hit 8 months... totally slipped our minds!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Random mini-haul & new swatches!

Check out my random lil' purchases! The other day I didn't really have anything to do so I went out and bought some things I may or may not have needed, heh.
I've only had Faber Castell pens once a long, long time ago. For some reason I never bought any again but I'm very glad I finally did! I like these a lot more than my Pentel ones, they draw on my cardstock incredibly smooth, hopefully these will last!

For a good amount of time, I've been all about Wet n Wild's gel eyeliner because my friend suggested it (with the aid of a vlogger) as a cheap dupe to Mac's liner. It was alright for the price (around $3) but it dried out super quickly! A while back I bought L'Oreal's gel liner in a midnight blue because it was on sale but the formula is super smooth and doesn't dry out at all... It's about $11 but it comes with sooo much product so it'll definitely be lasting me a while!

I bought a bronzer blush just because I need one, and a new eyelash curler for the same reason.

The bunny slippers were only $3 at Target! They were in the little kids, so if you have small feet like I do, you should totally nab these!

I bought 3 new polishes (swatches under the cut) and swatched the polishes from my last post!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Icicle mani & American Apparel nail polish

I had an easy day today... I feel like I'm finally understanding everything in my math class and I went shopping with Matt. He's constantly looking for the perfect khaki slacks but he's way too picky! It was the perfect chance for me to grab two polishes that I've been wanting, along with two extra bottles that caught my eye!

Read on for my latest mani and more about the AA polishes!

Monday, March 5, 2012

WIWT 3/5 & another nail haul (swatches)

I'm a horrible person and I absolutely cannot resist shopping! I honestly think I have a problem. I went on another nail polish spree, but this time my boyfriend treated me and paid for it himself! :) Possibly the first of many beauty splurges he'll help me satisfy haha.

Today was an easy day. I didn't have work so I slept in until around 11am then I woke up, finally washed/cleaned out my car, and then headed to school!

Read on for my complete WIWT and swatches of my latest nail haul!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mini-haul & my SXE tattoo!

Stuff didn't quite work out with my best friend and our tattoo. We were supposed to get a sort of "matching" one, but with different lil' details... we were pretty indecisive with them and ended up not doing it! Saving it for another time~

Cha-ching~ I got my income tax a couple of days ago! Of course I treated myself to a lil' somethin' somethin', but my new pride and glory is definitely my new tattoo!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tattoos & WIWT 2/21/12!

So much has happened these past few days, I'm swamped! My friends moved into their new apartment, I have my first test coming up that I'm horribly unprepared for, I need to draw and also do some art things that I want to keep "under wraps" until I'm done, my tax return money is taking it's sweet time to get to me...

Let's get the expected out of the way first!

Go behind the cut to see WIWT, new tattoos, and a beautiful bold nail polish!

Friday, February 17, 2012

WIWT 2/17/12

Top/dress: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Payless

Sorry y'all, nothing has really happened since yesterday so it's just a picture post!

Read more for other pictures!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Day/WIWT

Valentine's Day has got to be one of my favorite holidays, regardless if I have a valentine or not. I love all the pink and heart shapes everywhere. Heart bowls, heart cups, heart decorations, heart nail polish... I love it all! Speaking of heart nails... I did end up doing my V-Day mani but I hated it! This is the only picture that I have:
I didn't like the colors, I filed/painted them while watching the grammys so they're a bit crooked and messed up. I also woke up the next morning and they were smudged!

Read on to see the most vital part of my new projects!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What I wore today 2/11/12

Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Payless

Very plain day... I slept in and worked. There was a free advanced showing of The Secret World Of Arrietty and one of my coworkers texted me at the last minute saying they had a ticket for me (it was first come first serve) but I decided to sleep instead. I guess I'll just have to catch it when it comes out!

Valentine's Day is coming up and I'm super excited! My boyfriend told me that he was going to get me a sewing machine and I couldn't be more thankful! It's definitely going to be frustrating (I'm impatient) but it'll most definitely be worth all the work. I can't wait to get started!
My next post should be about my Valentine's Day mani!

Pay day was yesterday so I treated myself to a bunch of jewelry I've been eyeing! We had so many cute heart earrings and rings but they were all gone! I'm going to browse online a bit for some more.
I put my hair up in an incredibly lazy up-do, something that I've never done before! I'm so tempted to cut my hair but I'm not sure if I'm done having fun with it yet.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Rubber ball" mani, inspired by Nouveau Cheap

If you hadn't already realized, I'm horribly lazy when it comes to my nails. I love love love collecting nail polishes and all the colors, I love how there are so many shade variations but it's all just so darn expensive!

Every now and then I try to do a cool little mani. I have one lined up for Valentine's Day and I figured I could fit one more in-between, it's definitely something I'll happily attempt again! There are so many color combinations to use that would look great!

The other day I was browsing one of my favorite blogs Nouveau Cheap and came across this particular manicure post. The drippy nail look is something that's relatively popular and I loved the color combination that was used! I scrolled down to see the polka dot mani and wanted to try it for myself! Unfortunately, I'm a lazy slob and didn't have any bamboo skewers (or anything similar) laying around but I did have flat toothpicks!

Read more to see more pictures and what polishes were used!

Monday, February 6, 2012

2/4 WIWT/Mailbox post; Wishcandy & Nicki Minaj

Shrug: Buffalo Exchange
Dress: Forever 21
Tights: American Apparel
Shoes: Lolita Baby Angel

I did my taxes and was punched in the gut! I was supposed to be getting a lot more than I am... but because my parents have a lil' fund for my college that collects interest it deducted a lot from my tax return :( Boo!
I made a last minute decision to switch my grey cardigan for this knit cardigan/shrug, put on my tights, and wear my wig... all within 5 minutes before leaving for work! I guess it worked out because a lot of people liked my outfit.

Work was definitely a killer, we didn't get out until midnight!

Fast forward to today, I was greeted by a bunch of lovely packages in the mail!
My prints from wishcandy, a surprise art trade with one of my tumblr followers, and Nicki Minaj's Viva Glam lipstick!!
Read on for pictures of the art and my review of the lipstick!