Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Got Tagged.....

Hi Y'all, I got TAGGED ... By the ever Crazy, Sexy, Cooool.... MAI....

• What is your current obsession? My face, I'm always staring at my pores looking at my face, checking for wrinkles and signs of age...

• What is your weirdest obsession? Body odors.. I'm afraid of smelling bad.. I'm always sniffing my pits and making sure I'm fresh & clean....

• What are you wearing today? Maroon tank top from Victoria's Secret, and random gray booty shorts with a roller skate on them from Target (think they were last years $4.99 July 4th special). I'm in study mode so I'm dressed all janky so I can't leave my house. Like I look ragged, I wouldn't even go get the mail.... Hair and makeup are good though :)

• What’s for dinner today? I don't know, ask my Momma, oh wait, it’s gonna be something with chicken because she called all in a panic because she thought she left the chicken out on the counter, that’s all I can tell you for now…..

• What would make today special? All my papers and school work to be finished....

• What would you like to learn to do? Crochet >_< I have no patience to make nice things….. I'm a chronic craft quitter..

• What’s the last thing you bought? China Glaze Nail polish (Rich & Famous), and leave in conditioner..

• What are you listening to right now? Silence random house sounds

• What is your favourite weather? Spring & Summer.

What is your most challenging goal right now? Stop being so f-ing lazy and getting stuff done when its supposed to be and to pay attention to what I’m doing instead of day dreaming all of the time. Finishing school…. I’ve been going to school since I was 2 1/2......

• What do you think about the person who tagged you? Mai is a bad ass strong bitch!! She doesn’t take any bitchassness so she’s cool in my book!

• If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? CALI-FORN-I-A!! HERE I COMEEEEEEEEE

• What would you like to have in your hands right now? A diploma and a fat paycheck…

• What would you like to get rid of? My tummy! Bills, The excess boobage on my left boobie....

• If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Paris.

• Which language do you want to learn? I can speak Spanish but I’d like to master the language and learn to speak it properly like to use in a business setting not en el calle...

• What do you look for in a friend? Honesty, Randomness, sense of humor...

• Who do you want to meet in person? Britney Spears, I’d ask her what really went down with her crazy ass!

• What’s your favourite type of music? I listen to everything!! R&B, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Meringue, Pop, Broadway Soundtracks, 7 Disney soundtracks from back in the day.

• What is your favourite piece of clothing you own? None really, my fierce fashion sense is all lad out in my head. My daily threads are nothing to write home about.

• What is your dream job? A PR/Marketing GurU & or a model, stripper, cage dancer....

• Any favourite models? Not really at the moment the days of the "SUPERMODEL are over :(

• If you had £100 now what would you spend it on? What's that in USD? Don't they use Euro's now? I'd probably buy some random Hello Kitty stuff...

• Favourite designer? Christian Louboutin, his shoes are art!

• Fashion pet peeve? CAMEL TOES.... How do you say to someone "umm excuse me, but are you aware that your vagina is showing?"......

• Do you admire anyone’s style? I really don't know to be honest.

• Describe your personal style. Casual & Comfy. Sometimes I like to get glammed up and go all out.

Okay, here's the rules:

1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

2. Tag eight other people.

I don't know who to tag!! It's tagging season again and everyone seems to have been tagged. So I guess this is an open tag!
Monday, April 27, 2009

Swatch Crazy with About Face Cosmetics

Hi Y'all. I hope everybody had a good weekend got some sun and stayed away from the piggy swine flu....... @(
I heard about About Face Cosmetics from my Beauty Blogger luva Melissa aka Fabulously Thrifty. They have so many colors to pick from. I didn't know what to do with my self. It was overwhelming but in a good way. My greedy behind wanted them all... The nice thing about About Face Cosmetics is that you can order SAMPLES!!! So I ordered a bunch, like 24 I think! Each sample is only $.50 cents!!! So here's what I got!!! I think it's really nice that they allow you to get samples because they have like 100's of colors to choose from and some are matte, shimmery, velvet, twinkles & pearls, and powdered diamond dusts. Of course after I figure out what colors I really want, I'll be back for full sized orders......
*Photo taken from theshespace.com
So here's what I got!!! I think it's really nice that they allow you to get samples because they have like 100's of colors to choose from and some are matte, shimmery, velvet, twinkles & pearls, and powdered diamond dusts. Of course after I figure out what colors I really want, I'll be back for full sized orders......

According to there website each sample bag is enough for 5 applications.... But y'all know that Kendall doesn't like baggies, >_< href="http://www.tkbtrading.com/">TKB Trading. I mean don't get me wrong I love samples I just find baggies hard to work with and I'm OCD and anal.....

Ahhh... So much better......

All pics were taken with a flash and no base or primers were used. All swatches were applied dry with a Qtip b/c I didn't feel like cleaning my brushes 25 times aka lazy.

Swatch Set 1
1. Bubble & Burn (Black with Gold Flecks)
2. Lucky Charm (Black with subtle Magenta Flecks)
3. Zelda's Revenge (Black with subtle Purple Flecks)
4. Enemy Mine (I would describe it as dirt brown)
5. Always A Player (A lighter dirt brown/dark greys)

Swatch Set 2
1. Deflated Folly
2. Martyr Girl
3. Lying Mirrors
4. Girls With Attitude
5. Party For One

Swatch Set 3
1. A Bit Naughty
2. Rocked by Love
3. After the Kiss
4. Save The Trolls
5. Lives for Drama
6. Valley Girl

Swatch Set 4
1. Full of Hope
2. Pushing Daisies
3. Click Your Heels
4. Broken Rules
5. Shot the Messenger
6. Ethereal Winds
7. Cynical Fairy

I really love these shadows. They are pigmented and true to color even on my dark skin.
I did a look with some of the colors the other day but my dumb behind forgot to take pics. I was really just an every look nothing special......

Out of 5 I give About Face Cosmetics ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I'll be back for more........

Oh they also have a blog if your interested click here.

Ok, back to finals >_<.... I'm free as off this Friday and will be burning all my books!!! Joking, I'll sell them back and make a whole $5 from a textbook that cost $199.....


P.S. In the name of shameless self promotion y'all should go over to WHITNEY'S BLOG and vote for me Number LUCKY 13 Tropical Spice (she said it's ok to advertise), and you should read her blog anyways because I like her! Um if I win I promise to get better cafeteria food and a longer lunch periods and no classes on Fridays!!
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spice Up Your LIFE!!! Contest Entry

Hi Y'all.... So here's my entry for Whit's contest. The theme was the SPICE GIRLS, but with a twist you could be any kinda spice. I didn't really have an inspiration pic. I opened my Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette and stared at it..It's pretty sometimes I just open it and stare at it for no reason. Then looked around my room.... Then something caught my eye. A shot glass that someone got me from Jamaica with the Jamaican flag on it and a lai that I took from my grandmothers apartment, so I introduce you to.....

Tropical Spice....

~The Stuff~NYC ~ Brow Pencil - Dark Brown
Vanity Mark Mascara
MARK Winkstick ~ Envious
MAC e/s ~ Springtime Skipper
Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette (used a mix of the yellows and greens)
Ardell Lashes~ Demi Pixies
NK Lip Crayon- Plum Brown
MAC Lipstick~ Hello Kitty Collection Fresh Brew
MAC Fuildline- Blacktrack
SUGAR Platinum Body Shimmer (neck, shoulders, arms & chest)
MAC Studio Fix ~ NW50
MAC Bronzing Powder~ Deeper Refined Bronze
MAC MSF ~ Gold Deposit
Clinque Blush ~ Spiced Wine

Tropical Heat...........

This contest was super fun, can't wait to see all of the Spice Girl entries!!!! Go to Whit's blog now!!!! Now you must excuse me because since I'm feeling all tropical, I'm going to Hula my behind to Hawaii and visit Mz. Wuzzy Spice........


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Urban Decay Smoke Out Liner Review

Hi Y'all... I just wanted to do a quick product review. I was in Sephora the other day (don't know how I ended up in there, lol)... I picked up Urban Decay's Smoke Out Liner...
What the package says: This amazing slim pencil defines with precision, imparting rich, smoldering color with a powdery finish. With the attached blender tip, Smoke Out softens to a feathery edge like no other liner. Mesmerizing, smokey eyes just got easy.

Here's a swatch on my hand. One with just the line and the second "smoked out".

So I thought this would be a great pencil to add to my collection! Unfortunately it's not.. No me guesta at all! To be honest this pencil straight up sucks! You have to use a lot of pressure just to make a line. I mean you have to press hard to a simple line. Finally after I tortured my poor eye lid in the name of vanity I used the tip to smudge the line and nothing happened!! I tried again and it smudged a tiny bit. Yeah it looks smudged on my hand but your able to press harder on your hand.
The package claims a powdery finish. Well in my opinion the finish is not powdery! You can barely see it.
I tried sharpening it thinking maybe that was the problem, nope.... I tried doing the old school putting a lighter to to quickly to soften it. Did that help no! I'm really pissed because I threw away my receipt.
I haven't given up on Urban Decay. I have great eyeshadows. I love my Ammo Palette, their Primer Potion is part of my daily routine. I'm just really disappointed in this pencil. I've heard great reviews about their 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils.... I'm hoping that this pencil doesn't really suck and maybe I got a bad one or one from a bad batch...... >_<
So that's $14 down the hole....

I give this product out of 5
I'm being nice, maybe I can use the tip to smudge another eyeliner pencil.....


Monday, April 20, 2009


Hi Y'all! I've always been curious about MARK products.... So I decided to place a little order with my FAVORITEST MARK seller Linda!!!! Since I didn't really know what I wanted I browsed the site and found a total look geared towards girls with dark skin... It was actually on the first page if you click on "shop"...

So I clicked on my corresponding model and there was a video tutorial explaining everything with MARK makeup artist Mai Quynh, and a downloadable face chart!!! Which I used as a shopping list and printed out to keep in my Beauty Inspiration Binder...

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What I Ordered....
1. Winkstick ~ Envious $5.50
2. Winkstick ~ Wealthy $5.50
3. Mini MARK IT Stick ~ Cocoa Bean $6.00
4. Get Bright Hook Up Highlighter ~ Golden $6.00
5. MARK Concealer Brush $6.00

I also got FREE SHIPPING, by using Linda's promo code and two Hookups and two Scanda-lash Hook Up Mascara's!!!! With tax my total order was $30.74!!! In MAC $ that's maybe two things if your lucky....

*no bases or primer used applied on bare skin...

My "Look"....
All products were from my order except my primer UDPP, Black Eyeliner, Foundation & Blush

I know my brows are gnarly but I have an occasion on May 2nd and I'm not having them done until then.....


A Special Day! Mommy & Me Hangin' In NYC

*This entry is PIC HEAVY, so it's only polite to warn y'all :)

Hi, y'all!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! My weekend started off on a sad tone. Were officially 94% done with cleaning out my Mommy Cat's (my g'mas) apartment. People who want the big furniture are coming to get it on Monday 4/20. Then one more trip and then that's it. The apartment will no longer be in the family. I secretly hopes that she haunts it...... Not in a mean way, maybe just flick a light switch, lol.
Today was a special "Mommy & Me" day. She got me tickets for my bday to see In The Heights!! We usually try to see a play every spring and my g'ma always joined us. We figured to keep the "tradition" going..

Before we saw the show we did some gallavanting and shopping.

We also went to the Swatch Store because it seemed busy, and were nosy so we went in and my Mom fell in love with a ring, but it was kinda pricey so she couldn't decided. Since my g'ma passed away my mom hasn't "shopped" it was something we did together. I could hear my g'mas voice in my head telling my mother "Shirl, if you like it and you want then I'll get it for you". We'd always say NO, and she would buy it with our backs turned. So we left the ring & after the show it was still on her mind so we went back & she got it!! Yay!!!
It's Sterling Sivler with diamond "thingys" all the way around.
It's from the SWATCH Bijoux Collection

Then we found a random Street Fair. This is why I hearts; NY!! The food smelled amazing, the Jamacians were selling "original"mix CD's I really wanted to get a Reggae Mix from the 90's, but I couldn't understand the Rasta Mon's accent. Sorry Rasta Mon. Here are some pics from the Street Fair.

Then we headed off to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on 46th St. to see the show!

I was being sneaky and I snapped a few pics of the set before the show started.
The play was amazing, I loved it. I reminded me of the neighborhood where I grew up on Long Island. All the Spanglish made me miss my old barrio..... Only problem were the seats. I forgot that I have a knee problem and when I see Broadway Shows I need a seat on the end so I can move my knee, so my knee doesn't blow up like a ballon! Durning the first half of the show I was trying soooo hard to enjoy it but crying in pain because my knee was killing me. I can't leave it in a bent position for more than 20mins. But it worked out great because after intermission the end seat was open so I sat there and stopped having mind blowing knee conctradtions.
After the play we decided to go to Dallas BBQ for dinner, we were craving Southern style food, and we'd already been to BB Kings in Memphis, TN last summer so we tried Dallas BBQ, but on the way there I got distracted by something......................
The Sanrio Store!

The outside window
Sign on top of the store.

I was in ♥!!! This store had everything Hello Kitty related that you can imagine. The had stainless steel pots & pans, all kinds of kitchenware, 100's of Plush Hello Kitty's. They had Hello Kitty & Friends Flip Cams! They had the entire KLS Hello Kitty Jewerly collection!!! I saw a really cute summer tote bag and I wanted to get it and I also wanted some stationary. We get to the line to pay and my Mother quoted my Mommy Cat "Ken... If you really want it I'll buy it for you". I was so surprised because the play and dinner was her bday present to me.
Hello Kitty Luxe Key Cap (that they gave me for free!), and I got some Kuromi stationary.

My tote bag, kawaii for the summer!

I freakin' ♥ the shopping bags they give you! It's Tiffany Blue inside and the handles are black sation ribbon...........

So after I was done in Hello Kitty Heaven, we went to Dallas BBQ for Dinner. The portions are huge!!! I had Carolina Pulled Pork and my Mom had Fried Catfish & we shared a huge piece of Cornbread!!!! So here's some food porn............

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Carolina Pulled Pork

I'm out ladies, thanks for stopping by!!! My school semester ends on May 1st, so I really need to hual-ass and organized and finish papers & projects >_<


Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Bday Luvin' from Texas Con Amour!!!

Hi Y'all! Look at me blogging on an almost daily basis like I should be. I got a belated bday present from Mi Amour en Texas aka Vanessa from Van's Makeup Ride (click the link jump on her bus!) Chica mi amour no apologies for being "belated" your brown, I'm brown I know how we roll and usually it's about 20mins late for everything so I totally get it. For those of you who don't know about CP-Time here's the definition "The usually correct stereotype that African-Americans and Latinos are incapable of punctuality, and are chronically tardy in both arriving at and beginning events and functions." I took a class on Time Management and it was a topic and I was the only brown girl in the class so I had to be the representative and explain the phenomonon... But anyways!!! Look at what mi amour sent me. She went OVERBOARD!!!! I knew that she loved-ed me but know I know that she really, really, really loves me.............. :)

Look at all the presents!!!! ♥

Cosmo's Sexiest Beauty Secrets

A Pink & Black Skull Bracelet (totally Vanessa to include something with a skull!

Urban Decay~ Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in "James"
This gloss is freakin awesome!! "Our Juicy gloss is slick, seXy and extra shiny, infused with a yummy creme brulee flavor and hyaluronic spheres to keep lips looking full. Slip this rocket in your pocket. The case is super slim (no unsightly bulge), and laced with pheromones.... give it a rub to unlock them....."
The Creme Burlee Scent is amazing!!!
I keep making out with myself!! This gloss is sooo good!

NIVEA- A KISS OF Shimmer ~ Pearly Shimmer Lip Care.
"Let your lips look & feel soft and smooth to make every kiss memorable......
I think that with all these kissy glosses that Vanessa wants to give me some besos!

She didn't stop there!! She also sent me a pretty pink wallet!!! I love it and have been using it. It's hard case and super thin which saves room in my big ass purse!

Vanessa, mi amour!!! I love everything!! It meant so much to me that you sent me some luvin' for my bday!!!

I've been obessesed with Purple Eyes. Everyday I say "Kendall no purple, change it up! You have 40,000 different colors to play with! What do I do?? Use different shades and brands of purple. Enjoy my little show!