Thursday, September 15, 2011

Swap Package/Prize and EOTD

Recently, Brianna of The Sun Girl Says returned home to California after living in Japan for 5 years. I was really excited to learn that she lives within walking distance to a Trader Joes. I asked her if she could pick something up for me and mail it and that I'd reimburse her. We ended up deciding to do a trade. Wondering what it is that I need to have from Trader Joes? Unsalted, toasted, slivered almonds!


I love these! I will eat it out of the package as a snack but it tastes really good on top of a vegetable salad. The funny thing is that the day before I received these in the mail, the husband asked if we had any more of "those nuts".

Also included in the package that she sent was a prize from winning her guessing game. She hadn't even announced it on her blog at the time that I received the package so it was a BIG surprise! I've never won anything from a blog contest/giveaway before.


Thank you Brianna! (I'm not sure if there were any more things in the bag as it got mixed up with some other things--please comment if there was more.)

On Saturday the 10th, I had a wedding reception to attend and was wearing a tunic top that is a pale dusty rose color with really dark chocolate brown spots on it. I wore it with black leggings. In trying to decide how I was going to do my makeup, I decided that the colors from the Wet N Wild eye palette prize would be perfect. The palette that I used is "We're Blasting Off".


Products used:

Mezaik Double Eyelid Stretch Fiber
Urban Decay Shadow Primer Potion in Sin
Wet N Wild "We're Blasting Off" Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Print Eyeshadow
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
Koji Eyelash Curler
Shiseido The Makeup Mascara Base
Covergirl Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara

Each shadow in the Wet N Wild palette is imprinted with where the color is to be used. As it turns out, it is where I would use them too, although I can see myself interchanging the pink and taupe colors depending on my mood.

I applied the pink color on browbone and over entire eyelid from creaseline on up. The taupe color was applied on the eyelid and along lower lash line. The chocolate brown color on outer eyelid and blended in towards the center of the eyelid. I also blended it upward towards the crease. MAC Print was applied on outer "V" of upper eyelid, along upper lash line and on outer 1/8th of lower lash line. Lined upper lash line and outer 1/8th of outer lower lash line with K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner. Using Koji eyelash curler, I curled my lashes and applied Shiseido mascara base. I use this when I want to make sure that my curled lashes will not uncurl. It really helps although I think that it's basically a clear waterproof mascara. I then applied Covergirl Lash Blast Waterproof mascara. This was a gift from K a while back but I only opened it up now. Thank you K!




I normally don't wear waterproof mascara any more after years of wearing it because it's a pain to remove easily. I know that it was partially from having to remove waterproof mascara, but also in part due to age that my lashes have become less full. I now stick to film type mascara that will wash off easily in warm water but doesn't smudge on me. The downside is that my curl doesn't stay like it does with waterproof mascara. For the occasions when I want prominent eyelashes, I'll wear waterproof.

I really like this Wet N Wild palette. The colors suit me well and are very wearable whether for a day look or night look. The shadows are amazingly soft and pigmented, normally associated with much higher priced shadows. Thank you again Brianna!

*Kat*

13 comments:

Jamilla Camel said...

I love those Wet n Wild palettes! It looks great on your eyes!

Blair said...

Your EOTD is fantastic, the colours in this WnW trio look so good on you! May I know what are those Hello Kitty goodies in the second picture?

galpal.hi said...

@Jamilla--Thank you!

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Blair--Thank you for your sweet comment! I'm loving this WnW palette a lot.

To answer your question, the Hello Kitty item is actually a drawstring bag in which all of those items were packed in.

*Kat*

tiffyama said...

Woo, looks like you have some nice things to try out. :] The WnW palette does suit you! Very pretty.

tiffyama said...

Woo, looks like you have some nice things to try out. :] The WnW palette does suit you! Very pretty.

BV said...

Oh, I have some wet n wild eyeshadows and I think they are really nice! I love your EOTD. I have no idea what Trader Joes is but it did give me a chuckle the fact your hubby asked for those nuts. Heh.
Cheers
BV

Nic Nic said...

aww what a lovely swap with Brianna! I really like how you did your eyes. I've heard tons of stuff about WnW palettes! Hope you're well Kathy!

Mischievous Mack said...

I am surprised that the WnW palette is so nice!! I haven't used that stuff since I was a kid! I am going to have to check them out!

galpal.hi said...

@tiffyama--Thanks Tiffany. I'm really liking this brand more and more.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@BV--Thank BV! This is actually my 2nd WnW palette. For some reason I wasn't too impressed with the one that I got but I'm loving this one.

Trader Joe's is a specialty grocery store. A lot of the products are under their own brand name.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--It was a great swap with Brianna. I'm so glad that we did it. I am finding that I'm liking this brand more and more.

I'm well, thank you. I hope that you are doing well too.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Mischievous Mack--Drugstore makeup isn't what it used to be. I think that the brands are really stepping up and are some are producing some really quality products now.

*Kat*