I’m a Mrs. now! hooray wedding! Expect future detail post soon.
OK, so this is going to be a quick checklist of what’s been done so far:
- Wedding dress and Tuxedo: CHECK
- Catering food and wedding cake: CHECK
- Honeymoon flight and hotel: CHECK
- Bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen tuxes: CHECK
- Wedding party favors: CHECK
- Wedding officiant: CHECK
- Flowers (personal and centerpiece): CHECK
- Hair and makeup: CHECK
- Shoes, jewelry and accessories: CHECK
- Bachelor/Bachelorette party: CHECK
- Photography: CHECK
- RSVPs, people!!!
- Seating arrangements/place cards
- DJ set list
- Dinner and wedding rehearsal
- Lose. Weight. Fast.
Wedding’s a week away and I’m stressing out!!!!
PS: I just found out I can put .GIFs on this blog. I promise I will try to limit my emotions through GIFs but this is more accurate than typing out my emotions at the moment.
Hello everyone! Before the clock strikes midnight EST here, thought I can challenge myself by posting about my birthday happenings today. Even if I don’t make it on time, technically speaking I was born at 2:30AM so still have plenty of hours to celebrate.
Where do I begin? The big 2-4…wow…I know it’s not the same as the
dreaded anticipated 25 but I’m happy with how far I’ve become before hitting that mark. I tried making a list for next year because I’ve seen several bloggers do that on their birthday posts, but then I realized that not only am I going to accomplish a lot already, but there’s still a lot more challenges and opportunities in my future. To think that this year and the year beforehand, I’ve gained back social status with familiar faces and new acquaintances, still happily in love with the best guy ever, and not only am I back in school, but I am on my second year now. Also, the fact that I can say that I am getting married and traveling to Japan immediately at 24 years old is amazing in my eyes.
Enough mushy self-realization talk, onward with my birthday adventures! I decided to keep it low-key this year with the wedding and honeymoon coming up, so I took a day off from work. After troublesome hours with customer service and tech support, I am finally the owner of a new phone. I’m now a statistic by having an iPhone; granted, it’s the 5C in Salmon/Coral, but still an iPhone nonetheless.
That smile faded away veeeery quick, though…I’m not used to iPhones in general due to having Android/Samsung Galaxy S. In fact, I was anti-iPhone—still kinda am—after all the mess I had to go through today. My contacts got synced up from ALL accounts, not just phone contacts. I didn’t know I had to go through iTunes for ringtones or iCloud to retrieve my photos; I was used to just Bluetooth drag-and-drop from my old Samsung phones. It’s been chaotic in my perspective trying to get the hang of this device.
Besides that, we spent all weekend dealing with wedding errands and one of them was the cake. We did the appointment on Monday for our cake design, flavors and tasting. Today, we went to stop by and drop off our toppers for the wedding cake when I find that mister ordered a surprise birthday cake for me.
It’s as beautiful and delicious in real life as it is in the picture. Other surprises today were homework deadlines extended and homework assignments cancelled (YAY), wedding favors (all nice and labeled after an hour), new makeup (expect a future review), and balloon delivery after we came back from the bakery (sorry, no picture).
I guess that’s a good birthday summary. Normally, I go all out for my birthdays with the past 4 involving house parties, Disney World trips, or both. This year? I’m glad I kept it private with just quality time between mister and I. Anyways, these next few weeks expect either little to no posts or nothing but wedding updates. Take care now and good night!
My goodness, the last beauty review post I submitted was back in August. I’m so sorry, for all my readers who were curious for my beauty categories. If anything, I should set aside some time in the following weeks to review the rest of my makeup purchases (yes, there’s a lot and I totally contradicted myself from the frugal post). Anyways, this is from a recent purchase—and by recent, I mean yesterday—so let’s get started.
So while I was on the hunt for bridal shoes yesterday at an outdoor plaza center, I made a usual stop at Sephora and looked at the holiday sets. Tarte has a Sephora-exclusive blush palette with a cute bow bracelet for $42 and I was going to buy it, but not before I buy bridal shoes first. No luck at the outdoor plaza, we drove to David’s Bridal and found my perfect shoe match (YAY!). Next to the David’s Bridal was an ULTA so hey, two makeup shops in one day. While ULTA doesn’t sell the Tarte blush palette, I still wanted to sample around their iconic Amazonian Clay blushes.
After seeing “Blushing Bride”, I picked it up thinking “Oh my, how appropriate!” after doing so much bridal shopping. I swatched the sample on my wrists and cheeks and fell in love. Next thing you know, I finished the transaction and took this baby home in her ULTA orange bag. I am now a first-time tarte blush owner, and to think my pick has “bride” on its name. Coincidence? I don’t think so ;).
Tarte Amazonian Clay in Blushing Bride ($26 USD) can be purchased at Sephora, ULTA, and tarte.com. As you can see from my wrist swatch, when heavily applied, you get an intense berry-plum color with hints of shimmer. If you’re not one for shimmer on your cheeks, tarte has a variety of matte blushes (if I remember from sample swatches, Dollface and Dazzled don’t have shimmer, but they’re more on the pink side instead of berry). Long-wear time is there, as I applied this on my cheeks this morning before heading to work and they’re still visible. Again, Amazonian Clay has the 12-hour claim of time frame but I don’t see myself having on blush for that long.
Now for this morning selfie, I applied the blush lightly on my cheeks using Real Techniques Core Collection contour brush (first brush on the left in the stock image). With just a light, quick dust, there’s barely any shimmer yet a nice glow on my face. Overall, I love the formula, look, and even the shimmer; I really want to start saving up and invest in more tarte blushes in my future. And with a name like “blushing bride”, how can I resist adding this for my wedding look? In fact, I might just rock this blush all the way from my honeymoon to my newlywed stages hahaha.
What’s the verdict? I give this blush 4.5 out of 5 stars for now. The more I can use it for different looks, the more I can figure out its versatility and bump it up to an even 5/5 rating.
That’s it for my long overdue beauty review! Anyone else own tarte blushes? First timers like me, has this made you convince in investing tarte blushes? Possible wish-list add for the holidays? Let me know below the comments! Take care everyone.
Good evening, everyone! First off let me say (while it’s still nighttime), Happy Halloween! I’m sad to say my Halloween night has been uneventful. Basically stayed home with mister, played some video games, and watched “Addams Family” movies and “Hocus Pocus” all week—two classic non-horror movies in my opinion. However, I did attend my friend’s Halloween party as…drumroll please…Colossal Titan!
As you can see, I was pretending to pop out of the textbook. The cosplay makeup was from Youtube beauty guru Jen (frmheadtotoe). I swear, she made it look so easy but it took me 2 hours to finish this look! Here’s the video below
Besides that, I have two updates! Notice anything different?
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Did you figure it out? Oh well, I’m just gonna say it anyways. I changed my layout and blog look! I’ve been meaning to for the past weeks but I got crushed by midterms this week. No joke, I barely got any sleep this weekend that Sunday night, I just crashed after finishing my work and slept from 9PM-9AM next day Monday. It was beautiful sleep but not enough.
Besides the blog change, starting November 1st it will mark 30 days until my wedding! Another reason due to lack of sleep is the stress endured with wedding planning. Even though mister finally picked out his tuxedo, I had trouble gathering my bridesmaids together :(. In the end, I took my wedding planner’s advice in trusting the girls to pick their own dresses and shoes, as long as they match the wedding color palette. Here’s praying I made the right choice by listening to my wedding planner. This weekend I will embark on a search for the perfect shoes, headpiece, hair and makeup artist, and florist. No sleep for this bride-to-be. Oh, not to mention I will also journey onward to several outlet stores for bridesmaids thank-you favors. Pray for my patience, sanity, and wallet: I graciously need it.
Anyways, that’s my update for now. I’m sorry for keeping this more and more personal, but I figured it’d be safe to say why I’ve been inactive. Hope everyone is having a safe Halloween night and prepare for the rest of the holidays to come. Take care!