#Haul – Sephora Danbury, CT

Alright I don’t know if I could consider this a haul more like a tiny mini haul because I was on a budget. Although I knew I wouldn’t get much for $80 bucks, but I was allowed to squee in delight and roam around the Sephora in Danbury, CT because my husband and I spent almost an hour in the Apple Store in the Danbury Fair Mall. This was because of the bank locking my husband’s card considering that he was purchasing a $3000 laptop and we were not in our hometown, so we had to spend like 30 minutes in the Apple store on the phone trying to sort that out.

So I purchased four items. Tokidoki makeup palette in orange, which I got for my daughter. This would keep her out of my makeup box. She barely puts on makeup and when she does it’s just so she can take pictures of herself with her 3DS and always at home. Save for special occasions like my little sister’s wedding. Got myself an Urband Decay eye primer after hearing great reviews about this product and the other eye primers I’ve tried doesn’t seem to be as great as the Urban Decay. 

I bought Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Tickle Me, because I got a sample of the Too Faced Glamour Gloss and Too Faced Nude Lip Liner from the BeautyLish Beauty Social last year and I loved the product. So I decided to get it in a different color. It’s a lip plumper as well as a gloss though I feel a tingle with this gloss I’m not too sure if it plumps or not I haven’t done before or after pictures to decide if it’s worth it for temporary plumping.

The last product I bought is the Brush guard. Now I have a lot of brush guards that I purchase from eBay but I saw these and wanted to try them out. I knew the brush guards from eBay aren’t as thick as these are and just seem to be just a mesh cylinder. It’s hard to use for drying brushes in a cup because the mesh doesn’t stand up and it’s not as stiff, but it is good to for keeping the brushes shape.

This come out to $60 so I was happy with what I got for the moment. I looked up the closest Sephora from where I live and it’s about 2 hours away so my husband has said that maybe this Christmas he’ll give me a little it of money to go on a spree as a Christmas gift. =D Although I shall see when the time comes. I wish there was a Sephora closer by to where I live.

#Beauty – @myglam July 2012 Bag

Got my July MyGlam bag while I was in CT. I haven’t posted about my May and my June bag of course that was me procrastinating. I probably should post something about those glambags as well. This months glambag had these following products to try out.

I was excited to hear that Buxom was part of this month’s glambag, and it was getting Buxom or getting Josie Marin Lip or Cheek stain. I was ecstatic that I got Buxom, because I was at Sephora in Danbury, CT and I was looking at these Buxom lipglosses for a while but then decided to buy Too Faced Glamour Gloss. Now that I got this sample and have tried it out I’m definitely going to purchase this when I get a chance to.

The got Andrea’s Choice Circus Nail Color in Yellow. Not sure what I would do with Yellow but I think I might be able to do some matching with the Essie Orange Nail Color I got from Klout Perks. 

I have tired the Yes to Cucumbers before I got this in the bag. I purchased a travel size just like the one in the bag just before I went to visit my family in CT, and have been using that all the past two weeks. It’s a very soothing makeup remover and I wouldn’t mind buying a full size of these if I could find it at Target again. Maybe it was Walmart I saw the full size because I did see the Yes To brand in the makeup section there. 

I haven’t tried the moisturizer which I got the Juicy Beauty SPF moisturizer instead of the Kiehl’s lotion, which I am glad I didn’t get because I know I had a whole bunch of those Kiehl’s lotion when I was younger probably a decade ago, because my mother use to package and bottle the Kiehl’s lotion. I will try the Juicy Beauty SPF moisturizer sometime soon since I live in Florida I may use it quite often.

Haven’t tried the NUME hydrating conditioner yet also but I’m probably going to try it out this week when I wash my hair again, since this seems to be fore dry or colored hair I figured I’d give it a try to see how well this does for my bleached blonde hair.  

All in all I am pleased about this months’ bag. I can’t wait to see what next month’s bag will have.

#Games – Diablo 3

So when Diablo 3 was released I was one of the first that tried to get into the Diablo 3 servers at 2 AM Central time. My husband wanted to stay up, but work takes precedence. Considering that we opted in for the 1 year subscription of WoW to get Diablo 3 for free digitally, we still went and purchased a collectors edition for the game. Because I like Collectors Edition. So far the Collectors Edition were sold out everywhere here and fortunately for us, my husband was able to buy it off Amazon or ebay… one of the two, and my friend of 10 years didn’t feel like he really wanted his CE so we bought it off him. 

Backtracking to the launching of the game I get ready to log on and boom… I get in I create a character and then it’s trying to create the character and then I get this error that states I can’t create the character or something. I try again six or seven times and it takes five to ten minutes each creation before I get the error. So of course twitter feeds are blowing up with the error codes starting to trend on the worldwide trending list. After twenty minutes of trying to get into the game I just gave up and went to bed. Didn’t touch Diablo 3 for about two or three weeks I guess, but did watch my husband finish Diablo 3 in a few days of him playing it when he had the time. 

All the while I was too busy trying to finish Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 for the second time around on the 360. Well I then got to playing Diablo 3 and when I got to my character screen, I saw 6 Demon Hunters that I created the day I started on the list ready to go. All the same name. This was just funny to me cause I didn’t realize I made that many. Deleted all but one and started to play. 

Got my Demon Hunter to 60 in about two weeks of playing it I think, probably more than two weeks, I didn’t keep track so now I am on Infernal mode and doing my best to get through this mode with the gear I have. Of course I died at the Butcher trying to kill him all by myself only got him down to like 45% health. I am now going back through Hellmode to get some more gold so I can purchase some better equipment off the Auction House.

As much as I can say about the game it’s a beautifully rendered game, although with the recent updates the gamma seems to be very low and I barely can see any monsters coming at me when I am in dark caves and the fog particles are so thick.  I even tried to fixed the graphic options to what I had before and it still doesn’t seem to take. I don’t know why but I suppose I have to deal with it. 

I’m also not the fan of the point click move type game but this is that type of game and if I want to get through it I must get use to it. Which I probably did because I kept trying to click  point move in WoW when I went back to that game for the first time in three months. =/

#Life – My Baby Sister’s Wedding.

So another month has gone by and I only seem to have posted once. Well I have been busy doing other things that blogging seems to be taking a step back from priority. This weekend I am packing and getting ready to go to Connecticut and New York for my baby sister’s wedding. There is a possibility that I maybe livestreaming it for a few friends that seem to be curious as to why the wedding is going to cost so much. There is also the chance that I will be blogging about it as well, if my mother doesn’t have me running errands 24 hours a day each day of the wedding.

I also think this will be the last wedding my family will have since I do not forsee my brother and my other sister really deciding to get married any time soon. 

We will be on the road Saturday morning and getting there around Sunday afternoon. If all goes according to plan that is. To those that are wondering why would I live stream a wedding? Well because it’s not your typical Christian/American wedding. This is a Cambodian traditional wedding, and a lot of shit goes into it. It’s usually about 3-5 days long and OMG you barely get any rest time in between the ceremonies. 

Not sure how many will be interested but if you are I will post something up about going livestream on twitter, but if you are not then that’s fine I’ll just stream it up for the few friends that are. 

#Games – Consuming my life the past two months

After I had finished Orcs Must Die, I played Mass Effect 3. Of course I didn’t have a ME2 save so I got a shitty game play experience. Although not so shitty since I got the ending where Shepard lives. So to experience the game fully my husband bought me Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 on the PC from Origin. Then I just remembered how my husband detest playing Mass Effect (ONE) because of the Mako mechanics. I was in for a slow long hard grind.

I started with Mass Effect (ONE) and just was like, “OMG it’s not as pretty as Mass Effect 3 but whatever just play through it! Just DO IT! Bear with the graphics that isn’t as awesome as it is now. Remember this was made five years ago.” So I stuck with it. Until I got to the first Mako mission, where I had to find Liara. My teeth never hurt so much after driving around in the Mako for an hour. Seriously, I was driving for an hour, critical mission failures three times at three different points. This is when I decided I hate the Mako. 80% of the game is driving this stupid vehicle. So much stress to drive this stupid thing. All I can think about is how the squadmates are dealing with riding in this thing. I mean it flips over turns upside down and sometimes stays upside down until you throttle the jet boosters. Takes forever to regen the barrier for the stupid thing. I would site for 10 mins waiting for the barriers shields to regenerate to full.

I went paragon on my first play-through of the game. Saved Wrex, saved Kirrahe, let Ashely die cause fucking hell I can’t stand Ashely’s attitude to aliens. It’s so racist, or I guess in this case so xenophobic. I wanted to punch her in the face everytime she says something about “this is an Alliance ship why have those aliens on it.” Boot to the head bitch! I guess it’s the same way when guys play this game and they let Kaiden die. I don’t know. So again, saved Wrex, saved Kirrahe, let Ashely die, romanced Kaiden, I was a bitch to Liara. Little pansy priss that can’t take a mind (raping) melding so easily.

Then I saved the Council.

Then it ends and I’m thinking wait doesn’t it save? Cause it didn’t. Again first time I played it so I don’t know what is to happen. So there started to play Mass Effect 2. I was able to import my Mass Effect file and yay the game starts. While I played the game and get deeper and deeper I was like fuck I hate this Jacob character. I mean totally hate him. The personality the character background and his angst against his father. DO NOT LIKE. SO TOTALLY LOATHE and the further along I play the game and a conversation comes up with this character I just want to punch him in the face if he was like physically real right in front of me, and then telling Tali to say hi to EDI the ships AI was like egging on a confrontation considering the Quarian’s past history with their own made AI the Geth. That was a douchebag move Jacob.

I can deal with Miranda, she had a bit of an attitude though, but I can deal with her. After the first mission first thing I did was get my buddy Garrus. HAHAHA! Cause in Mass Effect (one) I was a vanguard and my most used squadmates was Garrus and Wrex. Cause for some reason I never die with those two on my team. I tried Garrus and Kaiden but Kaiden freaking dies so much when I had him in the team. Then that caused me to die cause Kaiden was dead and not shooting shit. So got Garrus, then Mordin then Grunt (who’s so freaking adorable for a Krogan) and so on and so on. 

Went to Horizon met Kaiden, and boom he became a douche. So I was like “what the fuck Kaiden, we get to boom boom in my room and you think I was pretending to be dead all this time? Da FUQ! I’d put my boot in your face if this game would let me.” 

Then I went did the rest of the missions got more people, and then LOYALTY missions. Most so easy.  Also got DLC characters Zaeed and Kasumi so yeah, expand the storyline further. Well starting with Kasumi’s loyalty mission, only me and her as squadmates. Bummer, I gotta fight shit with just one other squad mate instead of the trinity. Of course gave me a new casual outfit. =D Shot a vase and made the crime boss mad! Whoops, let me take down all your guards and minions while I shoot my way to the helipad. At the end made Kasumi keep the data. 

Zaeeds mission, I guess either way you do it you get his loyalty. Hubby stopped to save the people which made Zaeed ex-partner escape and he had to save Zaeed from something that fell on him and pinned him down. I however did not save people, and let Zaeed get his revenge. He burned his ex-partner to death. Why have I seen that scene somewhere before?

Samara’s mission, not a lot of gun fight which is alright needed a break from pressing the trigger button so many times. Mornith dies which is fine because I didn’t seem to care too much for an Ardat Yakshi on the ship that can kill you by mind fucking you.

Thane’s mission, not a lot of gun fight either. Just a lot of sneaking around. It was kind of boring. Of course this leads the way into romancing Thane. Did not do that. 

Grunt’s mission fun, killed the thresher maw, turned Uvenk into meat.

Mordin’s mission, so… much… talking. Saved Genohpage cure data saved Maelon’s life.

Jack’s mission, watched and listened to all recordings, paragon interrupt and let her look around before she blew the place up.

Tali’s mission, saved her father’s reputation with a Paragon select. Although I am tempted to see the Renegade select, unless it’s the same. I’ll be doing that in my current Renegade playthrough. 

Jacob’s mission, urg, so boring so lame, so angsty. I am all up for angst and whatnot and I do care for the occasional emo persona (aka Cloud Strife, Sephiroth) but this character is just so lame to me. I have no care for him. I just tried to do it quickly as possible. My discussion with some of my friends on Jacob’s character came to the conclusion that Jacob is the typical black stereotype, of “daddy not being there” for them etc. I just think he was generally poorly made in character developement.

Miranda’s loyalty mission, was alright, a lot of shooting. My favorite part of the loyalty mission is the renegade interrupt where you shoot down the crates and it explodes. The look on one of the salarian’s face when his buddy came flying right past him to his death. You can see in the video below (not mine) at 1:45. I laugh at that look every time.

Garrus’s mission, paragon everything. Best part when Garrus headbutts Harkin after Shep prevents him from shooting him. “I didn’t shoot him.”  Video below at 2:55. =D After this you’re able to romance Garrus. Of course I did. Bing! So of course the whole romance Garrus thing because this awkward conversation and it’s so adorable to me. Although could do without the creep face smile from Fem Shep. 

Legions mission just right before the crew gets kidnapped by the Collectors. Easy, rewrote the heretics, Paragon it’s conflict with Tali and saved the day yet again.

Did the DLC Lair of the Shadow Broker, STILL do not like Liara. 

Collectors Base, everyone LIVES!  Destroyed base and on to Mass Effect 3, and this time with a better storyline than the default. 

Although when Kaiden asked in the hospital if there was something between Garrus and my Shep I was thinking, “you know back on Horizon you were a dick, what the fuck yo.”

Choice to re-romance Kaiden or Garrus, I chose Garrus, cause Kaiden you fucked it up in ME2. Eat my foot.

Paragon most everything, and this Kai Leng character seems useless to me. I was then told that he was suppose to be the antagonist to Shepard. I think the Reapers are antagonist enough along with the Illusive Man and Cerberus, and why a freaking ninja? Did the Bioware empolyees at character development watch too much Narutard or something to make Kai Leng a freaking ninja? Seriously. NINJA? /SMH

So with all that done with all surviving characters form ME2 I was happy with the storyline in ME3, unlike when I played it the first time and got a boring generically defaulted storyline from where you didn’t play ME and ME2. 

Yeah so this is what was taking up my life for the last two months, and why I haven’t blogged much because of it. Then I played it on the 360 because I wants my 360 Achievements. HAhaha.

Then Diablo 3 was released and so that is to be left for the next blog post. 

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