Saturday, August 21, 2010

Random Picture Post!! And mini makeup haul!

Happy Saturday friends!!

So I realized I haven't posted many pictures lately and this is mainly due to my stolen camera fiasco while coming home from Alaska! (For those of you who didnt read that blog...I left my camera with thousands of pictures on it that HADNT been uploaded to my computer on the plane on the way home from Alaska and someone stole it and I never got it back) Ok moving on...because just typing that out makes me want to cry...again.

But since then I had been researching cameras and only 2 days after my trip I purchased another camera (because I cant go long without a camera and I take it everywhere). It was a Fujifilm that was very similar to my stolen camera but the newer model. I got it home and practiced with it but didnt like it at all. The pictures werent as good of quality and the videos seemed to all be blurry. So I returned that one. I researched cameras some more and found the one I have now! It is a Nikon Coolpix P100 and I love it! It has a 26x zoom that is unreal! The videos are amazing quality and I am super happy with it! Do any of you have this camera?! What do you think about yours? Just curious.

This is what it looks like:

I woke Burch up from a nap to take a picture with me with my new camera!

My cousin and I went to the American Idol concert and here are some of the pictures I took with my camera. We had good seats but I could have taken pictures up their nose if I wanted to haha

Can you tell who our favorite was?!
Haha we had a great time!


Last but not most of you know....I am a shopoholic. I have no problem admitting it. What this means is I am addicted to shopping and I always have been. Whether I have the money to shop or not, I just love to go look. I can usually control myself but I know a good bargain when I see it and then my self control goes away. I love to shop for clothes, shoes, jewelry, makeup, perfume, anything beauty related, anything fashion related....anything really. Shopping claims me down....and when I have nothing else to do, I want to go shopping. Like I said...I may not always have the money to shop but I like to go anyways.

All this to say, I have recently been on a makeup craze and trying out some new products. I love to watch makeup hauls and makeup tutorials on youtube. I love finding out what products work well and what products dont. When you are a makeup fanatic like me, it is so interesting to watch makeup artists who know what they are doing transform someone with beautiful makeup. The products dont have to be expensive as long as they work well. I love to discover what brands work well and last throughout the day verses the ones that dont. So this is my little makeup style. These are just a few products I have gotten over the past two weeks. For those of you how arent into makeup, you may find this very boring. But for those of you who like makeup and beauty related items, you may like this.

I recently bought the Smashbox Eye Shadow Palette in Classifeyed. I love it! I got it from Sephora and the colors are great...especially for green eyes. I recommend this product.

I also just bought a new perfume from Dolce and Gabbana called L'eau The One. It smells heavenly. When you first spray it one it isnt too harsh or strong or overpowering. It is a warm, sweet smell that will keep you smelling good the whole day. I find it very classy and sophisticated and every time I wear it people ask me what perfume I have on. If you are a perfume lover, definitely try this one out! I got mine at Sephora for about $85.00. It is a little pricey but well worth the money.

Next item is the Duo Concealer from Nars. I had been wanting to try their concealers because I had heard great things about it but never really wanted to spend $30 on it. But I did and I dont regret it. They cover my red spots and blemishes very well. I got the color duo custard and ginger. At least you get two colors for that price.

My new favorite eyeshadow collection by far is the Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection by Too Faced. I love to do neutral eyes on myself and if you like golds and browns and nudes, these eyeshadows are fantastic! It was only $35 for 9 different colors! You will not be disappointed!

Lastly, have any of you heard of OCC? This stands for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and they are a new, up incoming makeup brand and their popularity is spreading like wildfire all over the country. They are known for their lip tars, which is a "true hybrid between lipstick and lip gloss". I heard about this brand from one of my favorite youtube channels (Pixiwoo) and had to try the product. They are 100% vegan and do not do any type of animal testing. Basically the lip tars come in this little tube and you use a small lip brush to apply the product. The tiniest bit goes a LONG way. The colors are very opaque and last the entire day. Other brands claim that their products last all day but nothing compares to OCC. These lip tars will blow you away. Because you only use a small amount, one little tube is likely to last your whole life! I first bought the color Anime, a very vivid, neon pink, about 3 weeks ago. It is very bright and not something you would wear on a daily basis but fun to wear if you are going out or want to change your look up. Each tube is $20 but once again, well worth the money! I loved the product so much I have since purchased 5 more colors and they are all fabulous! If you love lip products, please try these out!! You wont be disappointed!

(These are some pictures I found of the colors I bought!)

Hope you enjoyed my little mini haul! Have a fantastic weekend!! (If you like the "haul" idea, let me know! I would love to give you product reviews and tell you what I think about the products I bought!)


  1. That Nikon P100 is a great camera. I hear that they take pictures as great as most DSLR cameras without the hassle of the lenses. Since it's larger then most point and shoots, how well does it work for taking pictures of yourself? Does it focus good? Is it easy to handle?

    I'm a make-up junkie too! I got the Urban Decay NAKED palette last week, and I'm in love. I've had my eye on that Smashbox palette too. It's gorgeous! I'd love to hear more about the NARS concealer you purchased. I'm curious as to how creamy it is, and how smooth it stays under eyes without caking up.

    Adorable blog, and awesome job on the weight loss!

  2. I love make up posts!!! Keep em coming! I am going to go out and look for the perfum you mentioned. The Dolce & Gabbana scent I used to wear was discontinued.

  3. YAY! We are totally on the same page because I just got the same too faced eyeshadow palette. It is beautiful and as my face shape gets more defined I will start wearing makeup more and it will be wonderful! I will research the OCCs' though, dd you find this @ Sephora? Well as far as the perfume I am shopping for my next one, and have yet to find it. Glad you got a camera again. I have a Nikon SLR Digital. Its heaven, I take it everywhere. Love the quality of the photos. Have a fab day Doll!

  4. I LOVE this post. We may be in the market soon for a new camera so definitely appreciate your opinion on the Nikon P100. And I LOVE makeup and will probably be ordering some of the things you suggested. Do you order the OCC right from their website or is their a different place? Also, sounds like you are definitely in the know about makeup so do you know of a cheek highlighting cream that works well? You know the kind you put on your cheekbones to make them glisten and give you a dewy look? I've tried a couple of things and eventhough I don't have dry skin, the products get flaky on my cheeks and end of looking nasty. Any advice would be appreciated.

  5. BTW! I found the OCCs' on their website. Each tube is $12.50

  6. Love this post!! Thank you for checking up on me and being there. I really appreciate it and so glad we are friends :)

  7. OH MY GA! I am sooooo jealous you got to meet Casey James!!!! I freakin love him! And love the makeup, that's awesome!

  8. i'm a product whore so i loved this post!!! when i was in nyc when i had to go to the meccca for product whores, sephora lol i LOOOVE that store!! there is one opening near me and i can't wait!!

  9. I LOVE Smashbox! Their eyeliner is my fave!!! Do you ever wear any Bare Escentuals?? It's my absolute fave for eye shadows and Laura Gellar foundation is great!

    I'm a bit of a beauty product freak lol.

    You look amazing! You'll be in onderland in a flash!!! What's your stats??? I might be blind I couldn't find it on your blog. Hope everything is going great for you!!!

  10. From one shopaholic to another I love the reviews! The camera is awesome, I love the make up too. Since I was making a trip to the mall today I may have to swing into Sephora!!