Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nightly Face Routine

So I'm back from Vegas and was all set to do a haul post, but then I realized I accidentally left some haul items at my mom's...oops. I get kind of lazy about packing when I know I can just have my mom send or bring my stuff with her when she visits. So anyway, I thought I'd make this post about my current nightly skincare routine, because I've surprisingly been getting compliments on my extremely unideal skin type (oily, with some uneveness due to freckling and hyperpigmentation). To start out with, I've been removing my makeup with Josie Maran's Bear Naked wipes:They are called Bear Naked because a portion of the sale price goes to help protect polar bears and their environment. They also smell nice and are very gentle!

Next I've been cleansing with Lush's Coalface charcoal soap:
I've been using the wedge for about a month and a half, and there's still a good amount left. There are little beads inside the bar that exfoliate, so it's really a cleanser and exfoliator in one. And despite the fact that it's charcoal based, it still smells good! Next I apply Clinque's Even Better Serum:I wasn't too sure of this product at first, because I didn't see much of a difference. With this, patience is key, because it took about a month before I saw my complexion get more even. Normally I hate gazing in the mirror in the harsh Nevada sunlight, but this time I was stoked to see the improvement in my skin! And then comes my favorite party of my nightly ritual - applying my whatever my current Haus of Gloi lotion is! Right now it is Selkie Pumpkin Butter, from the spring line.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vegas- The Cosmopolitan and Bellagio Atrium Pics

Ahhh, free at last - last least for one week. After a rather dramatic start at John Wayne airport (a "code 5" was announced over the loud speaker, which was followed by blasting sirens and the airport basically going into lockdown mode), I made it to Las Vegas, and only an hour late after all the drama cleared up. I spent yesterday napping, and then my mom and I went to the shopping center that has an Inglot in order to do some makeup shopping (About a year ago I inducted my mom into the cult that is makeup obsession). Today we ventured over to the strip to meet up with my half brother and his wife. We took them out to the Cosmopolitan's buffet at Wicked Spoon for his birthday. It was delish! I also went into full on tourist mode and took a whole bunch of pictures. At the Cosmopolitan:

A "Steam Pump" Sculpture

Yummy dessert noms from the buffet

More random shoe artI have a couple more photos from the Cosmo, but they're mostly random family stuff.

Next we headed over to the Bellagio, because I seriously cannot visit Vegas without seeing their seasonal Atrium exhibit:

These flowers almost looked too perfect to be real

The symmetry inside astounds me

This is based on a Hockney from the Bellagio gallery

I also took tons of butterfly photos inside the greenhouse:

Hope you enjoyed! I don't have too much planned for the rest of the week other than sleeping in, seeing some movies, going to some outlets, and some routine maintenance stuff like seeing the eye doctor and dentist.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Updates Coming Soon

Substitute "kitteh" with "blog" and basically that's what's been happening lately in terms of me paying attention to this site. Without going into too much detail, work has been a beyotch and a half. In addition to our usual work load, we got sprung with two major (one good, one sucky) surprises that has been requiring extra hours on the clock. On top of that two coworkers have been out on vacation, so we're understaffed to boot. But the good news is that next week is my vacation! And as usual, I'll be visiting my family in Vegas. So in addition to sleeping in, I'll have lots of time to take pictures and post!

I still have had time to do some makeup haulage this past month though, which I still thought I'd share, even though I don't have pics:


*Giggly mineralize blush from Quite Cute
*Sakura mineralize blush
*Playing Koi lipstick (promptly returned though, it was terrible)
*Candy Yum Yum lipstick

Summer just came out at my Nordstrom's Chanel!! I got:
*Morning Rose nailpolish
*Aurore Glossimer
*Pensee Glossimer
*Khaki Discret eyeshadow duo

So how has everyone else been? Anyone else feel kinda meh about Quite Cute?

Bye for now, next time I log on I'll be in Vegas baby!