it’s only tuesday? ughhh

6 Mar


2? weeks ago E.L.F. was having a free shipping promo so i placed an order for my essentials and a couple of new things to try.  I really love the ELF studio line…always been a fan of their flat top powder brush, blushes and the bronzer/blush duo.  I also ordered their zit zapper to try (which canada customs opened and ripped apart! grr but still works thank goodness lol) and their makeup setting mist (since my mac fix+ is running out soon) and their brow powder and then their $1 line matte bronzer.  I tested out the new items last night and I am so impressed!  the brow powder I got in ‘Ash’ (the lightest color) because I did my research on youtube and alot of Asian girls with black hair prefer the ‘ash’ color over the medium and dark shades and they were right!  the ash color is a perfect natural match.  i only like the wax side though, not the powder.  My favorite has got to be the $1 matte bronzer.  I got the darkest shade because I wanted to use it as a contour color.  This bronzer has many bad and good reviews.  I ordered it to see for myself since it was only $1 and wow, i contoured my cheeks last night and bam!  i had the most awesomest looking cheekbones!  it’s a little darker than probably what ppl are used to but i LOVE it!  if you use a light hand and blend it out it is serioously the best contour shade i’ve tried so far, even better than my benefit hoola bronzer *gasp*!!! lol  don’t know about staying power since i only put it on for like 5 minutes then washed it off but the color is perfect for my skintone.  i don’t like ‘natural’ looking contour, i like the defined look so it’s a tad darker.  really really pleased with everything!



While I was testing out my goodies, Kane was playing with mommy’s hot rollers lol



Chopped off my nails and repainted them at work.  another spring color because it’s sooo sunny out!  yay!



Yummiest home made salad I’ve ever had!!!  Serious.  I got the recipe off The Pioneer Woman (google apple salad the pioneer woman) lol  It has apples, cranberries and blue cheese crumbles.  topped with this delicious honey dijon vinaigrette i just bought.  sooooooooooooooo goooood seriously.  and you only need a wee bit dressing, that’s the best part!  I copied almost everything to a T except i didn’t have pecans and i bought my own dressing instead of making it.  pioneer woman also used dried cherries but she said dried cranberries are good too.  I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SALAD.  seriously.  i can’t wait to go home and eat somemore!!!

It’s been a really slow day at work but hey i’m not gonna complain!  lol  the sun is shining and that instantly puts me in a greattt mood!  and i’m leaving in half an hour yay!  I also took friday off just because it’s going to be sunny and +9c hahaha!  i want to sleep in and enjoy my friday and have a 3 day weekend muahahaha  i think i’m going to start taking a day off every week just to recharge myself and get some house work done.  it seems like my weekends are always full and busy and 2 days is just not enough!  why can’t they make weekends 3 days instead of 2?  anyway, i keep telling myself…3 or so more months…..just hang in there……lol  and this sunshine isn’t helping either!  i just want to do something else than sit in this office with my laptop!  daylight savings is this sunday too, i’m super happy cuz that means spring is coming very soon!  why can’t i live in california or something??? ughh



13 Responses to “it’s only tuesday? ughhh”

  1. amileinheels March 7, 2012 at 3:08 am #

    I love ELF too but I’m kind of a cosmetic snob and refuse to really love them! LOL. I like their eyeshadow brushes though! I got one of their bronzers (the one with 4 colors) and their dupe for nar’s orgasm and laguna and Ive been using the orgasm dupe every single day for 2 weeks! Butttt since im wasteful, i wanna get the real orgasm just because it’s nars! hahaha. I have a problem!

    OMG i love the pioneer woman!!!! she’s one of my favorite food bloggers because she’s SO funny, her recipes are actually good (well it looks like it) and her photos are AMAZING!!! love her so much. I get hungry everytime I visit her blog so i kinda avoid it.

    have you tried quinoa? i was watching youtube vids of these people using quinoa for their salads as a replacement for pasta and rice and it looks soooooooooooo good!!!! they even add it to their soup.

    so cute how kane plays with your stuff. hot rollers, lipstick, lipglosses! LOL!

    • thatlilygirl March 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      LOL silly! i used to be such a label whore/cosmetic snob (i’m sure you remember lol) but now i am total opposite! why spend so much when you can still look good with cheaper products that work too right?! 🙂 to each their own though! 🙂 i think it’s more of a challenge for me to find cheapie products that i love and actually work for me lol i’m crazy!

      you know what’s funny, i have nar’s orgasm blush since forever and i NEVER use it. i always use my elf’s dupe one! lol

      this is my first time trying a pioneer woman’s recipe and i am so happy i did! i had that salad for lunch yesterday, went home and had it for dinner and today i have the same salad for lunch too! LOL completely obsessed with it! i think i will have to try all her other recipes now too hehe

      no i haven’t tried quinoa!!! i’ve heard soo many people talking about it and using it in their recipes but i’ve never tried. i should though. thanks for reminding me hehe

      kane loves playing with my girly stuff. i think it’s time for a girl!!! *crosses fingers* 🙂

      • amileinheels March 8, 2012 at 4:07 am #

        I went through 2 NAR’S orgasm but got kinda sick of it so I stopped buying! Im more of a MAC/Benefit blush kinda girl but ive been using the elf dupe for a while! Ive been using Hoola too but i seriously cant stand my face with bronzers… maybe its bec im not used to it and when i look at myself in the mirror i dont look cute i just look durrrty! lol. or maybe i dont know how to apply it!

        did you know the PW has a book out? i kinda wanna get it for my kindle because if shes as funny as she is on her blog.. then ill probably totally enjoy reading it!

  2. after musing March 7, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Did kane line the rollers THAT straight?? What a meticulous little man!

    • thatlilygirl March 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      yes, he is SUPER DUPER meticulous!!! it’s so cute though watching him do things hehehe 🙂

      • after musing March 8, 2012 at 4:12 am #

        I bet Andrew was like that when he was a little boy. The man is meticulous in every single way! He straightens up the money and cards in his wallet evey single time he takes money out. cray cray!!

      • thatlilygirl March 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

        hahahaaha no way!!! well you’re lucky then, when you guys live together you’re house will be SPOTLESS. hehehe

  3. sams March 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    YAAAAY for cheap make up that works! I just got the hang of blush so contouring is a no go area for me at the moment haha

    And damn, that salad does look good. I love salads too, so yummy.

    • thatlilygirl March 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

      LOL soon sams! soon you will love contouring/bronzer as much as i do lol i would choose contouring over blush anyday :DDD

  4. Sofie Salvador-Morabe March 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Kane is so adorable and whatta loot 🙂 I love elf professional brush, its good. It makes me want to try the elf studio line yay!

    • thatlilygirl March 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      elf studio line is awesome! almost all their products in that line is really good. and for $3USD, sooo cheap! why spend more than you have to right?! 😀

  5. Mary March 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm #


    Just curious, are those steam hair rollers? What brand do you use?

    And … ummm.. you have really nicely shaped nail plates lol 😀

    • thatlilygirl March 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      Hi Mary! hehehe thanks (about the nail plates lol)

      no…those aren’t steam rollers. just regular hot rollers by Conair. I’ve tried vidal sassoon and other hot roller brands but I find Conair is the best, my set (the white ones) from over 10yrs ago still are better than my new ion set (pink ones). i’ve seen one girl on youtube use steam rollers (and the awesome curls they give) but i don’t see any here. maybe london drugs??? let me know if you find any! hehe

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