Sunday, March 31, 2013

CoverGirl: Blast Flipstick Lipcolor

Before anything, I want to wish all of you a 

When I first started wearing makeup, I wasn't into lip products.
I hated lip gloss because it stuck to my hair and I could not get my self to wear bright lip colors. I felt like it was too much.
BUT now that I'm a little bit grown up, my makeup routine would not be complete without applying a nice lip color.

So, today (to step out of our fashion posts for a little bit), I'm going to be talking to you guys about my favorite lip stick/color that I have tried so far...

$7.98 (from Walmart)

2 lipsticks in 1 BlastFlipstick! Flip your look from day to night, soft to bright, with BlastFlipstick's double-ended lipstick duos. With a creamy shade on one side and a shimmer shade on the other, it's two wearable, blendable, lipcolors in one!

- Double-ended stick
- One shimmer, one cream shade
- Blend to create unique looks

Available in 13 shades:

1. Whisper
2. Pucker
3. Glimmer
4. Flashy
5. Vixen
6. Perky
7. Tease
8. Cheeky
9. Stunner
10. Snap
11. Smooch
12. Minx
13. Intense

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lipstick duo.
It says it's long-lasting. 
I didn't believe it at first, but when I tried it for the first time, I was super impressed.
It lasted from morning till night, through eating, drinking, talking, etc.
Aside from its beautiful long-lasting shade, it's also very moisturizing.
It doesn't have a scent, so it's great for those who are sensitive to smell.
Although it's not necessary, I choose to reapply at least once throughout the day just to keep the lip color bright and vibrant.

I got the Blast Flipstick in PUCKER.
I love the color pink, so I was super excited about this.

This is the shimmery side.
It's a light pink shade with bits of glitter on it. 

This is the creamy side.
It's a solid bright pink color with a little bit of a glossy look when applied. 

Here is a swatch of both colors individually. 
The first one is the creamy side and the second one is the shimmery side. 

Here is a swatch of both colors blended together.

I applied the creamy side first then I dabbed on the shimmer side of the lipstick on top.
You can use your fingers to blend it further, if you want.
You can see, how pretty the color is together.
It's not too "in your face" loud, but it's still pretty bright. 
You can also see the shimmer/glitter.

This is my go-to lip color on days when I don't really feel like dressing up, but I still want to look effortlessly put together. 
I'm definitely going to buy more colors. :D

Have you guys tried the CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lipcolor? How do you like it? Which shade is your favorite?

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Shabby Apple $50 Gift Card Giveaway Winner!!!

The winner of the Shabby Apple Giveaway is...

Entry #121, Jennifer!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will be sending you an email soon. :)

Thank you to everyone who entered my Shabby Apple Giveaway. 
It was definitely a success!

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Read My Life As Carrie Turns 3!!!

I was so busy with school and midterms last week, I forgot that my blog turned 3 last March 22, 2013!!!
So let's all take a moment and sing "Happy Birthday" to Read My Life As Carrie...



Yaaaay!!! Thank you guys so much!!!

Blog Birthday
monkey cake
easily decorate birthday cupcakes
cute number three cake (using bundt pans - clever!)
Happy Birthday Cupcakes

I wrote my very first post when I was a sophomore in high school. I can't believe I've been blogging for 3 years now. It really doesn't feel like it.
I actually went through my old posts and it's really crazy how much my blog has grown throughout the years. (Trust me, I sound hilarious in my old posts. LOL)

But anyways, I just wanted to take the time to thank every single one of you.
I want to say thank you for all your support throughout these years. 
I started out with 0 followers on March 22, 2010, and now I have over 1000+.
I wouldn't be here blogging if you guys aren't there to read my posts. :D

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Time Wishlist: Chicnova

Happy Tuesday!
Spring time is upon us, so that means it's time for a wardrobe chaaaange! 

I've been visiting websites here and there and I thought I'd share with you guys a few items on my Chicnova wishlist.


2. Diamond Knit Sweater - $49.20

The weather is still pretty chilly during spring, so a cute sweater is a must!

I just had to. Look at the color! It's so pretty!!!

This skirt would look so good with the neon sweater. :D

Aren't these wild?!? I LOVE IT!

I'm seriously so addicted to online shopping. It's a complete obsession!!!

Are you guys ready for spring?

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Oasap: Army Green Utility Jacket

Oasap is a high-street fashion online store.
They offer various kinds of women's apparel, bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, beauty products, and many more. 
Oasap was founded in 2011. They update their merchandise on a daily/weekly basis -- 100 daily, 600 weekly. 
Their mission is to make you close to the planet's most cutting-edge fashion, no matter where you are or what class or age group you are in.
They also offer worldwide shipping and a 30-day unconditional return.

"Focus on OASAP everyday, get surprise everday!" 


Crafted in cotton blend fabric.
Army green color.
Front lapels.
Bound waist with drawstring.
2 huge pockets.
Regular fit.
Lightweight material.
Also available in khaki and light pink.

I have been on the lookout for the perfect army green utility jacket.
I seriously looked everywhere, but I can never seem to find one. It's a good thing I spotted this jacket from Oasap.
I really love this coat/jacket. 
It's very versatile. You can wear it with many different outfits.
You can either dress it up or dress it down, depending on what you are feeling on that particular day.
It is made of cotton fabric, so it isn't thick enough to keep you warm during chilly weather. I would suggest layering under.
I love the vintage vibe that this jacket gives off.
I also really like the front lapels. I feel like it makes it look formal, in addition to the vintage-y vibe.
The 2 side pockets are roomy, so you'll be able to dump whatever you want in there. Haha.
I love the fact that during hot days, I can roll up the sleeves and secure it at the button with the little strap connected to the sleeves.

I wanted to go for a girly/sporty look today.
So, to keep the flirty vibe, I paired a navy blue skater skirt from Forever 21 with a cream crochet top from Fashion Q.
Since it was a bit warm today, I wore a pink bandeau bra under. 

For accessories, I wore pink stud earrings that I purchased from a local boutique. 
My arm candy consists of my white Geneva watch, pink stretchy bracelets from H&M, and a pink Chanel bracelet.
Oasap also sent me this gold mouse ring as an extra gift. I think it's really cute!!! 
My sister's not very fond of it though. She hates rats. Haha.

Oasap Army Green Coat | Fashion Q Cream Crochet top | Forever 21 Navy Blue Skater skirt | Local Boutique pink stud earrings | White Geneva watch | Pink bracelets | Oasap Gold Mouse knuckle ring | Converse Pink Chuck Taylors

I'm not really a sneakers kinda girl, but I figured that I should spice up the outfit a little bit by wearing my pink Converse Chuck Taylors.
I think it gives the outfit the pop of color that it needs.
FUN FACT: I've had these shoes for about 5 years now, but I've only worn them twice. Today was the second time. :)

Have you ever shopped at Oasap before? Do you own a utility jacket? How would you wear it?

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Let's Journey Into Fashion: Fringe Sleeves Top

Yassy started Let's Journey Into Fashion, or LJIF, in 2011. 
LJIF is an online retail store located in Florida. 
They feature many of Yassy's own designs. Isn't that cool?
They have absolutely anything you would want -- tops, pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, accessories, even prom dresses (long & short).
And the best part? Yes, you guessed it! The prices are not heavy on the wallet. ;)

"If I can motivate, empower, and uplift just one woman a day, then my goal will have been met. That is what keeps me going."
~ Yassy 


Chiffon material.
Light and airy.
Fringe sleeves trend.
Slate/Taupe color.
Long hemline.
Round neck.
Drawstring tie.
Loose fit.

The Slate/Taupe Fringe Sleeve Chiffon Top is one of the items that Yassy sent me. 
I am absolutely in love with this top!!!
I feel like Pocahontas when I wear it. Must be from the fringe sleeves. Haha.
I love how airy it is. It's the perfect top to wear on days when the weather isn't too cold nor too hot.
The fit is also perfect. I prefer loose tops over tight ones so I love this.
I like that it's long. It covers my bum when I wear leggings.
When the wind blows, you can see the fringes blowing. It's really pretty.
This is top is UNIQUE all around!!!

For my shoes, I wore my brown leather riding boots from Go Jane
I slipped in white leg warmers for more warmth (since I did wear it on a somewhat cold day) and also, to add a bit of "pop" to the outfit.

For accessories, I wore a gold braided headband that I got from Forever 21. 
My earrings are from a local boutique. 
Of course, I have my white Geneva watch.
And for color, I stacked some orange and teal bracelets that I purchased from H&M. 

LJIF Fringe Sleeves Top | Rue 21 Black leggings | DIY White Leg Warmers | Go Jane Brown Leather Riding boots | Forever 21 Gold Braided headband | Gold Oval Earrings | Geneva watch | H&M Colorful Stacked bracelets

I change my nails every week, and I got to say that I'm pretty addicted to doing nail art. :D

On my nails, I'm wearing:

- Maybelline Express Finish in "WD219" (thumb & pinky finger)
- O.P.I's "Curry Up Don't Be Late!" with Sinful Colors Nail Art "Flower Girl" glitter ombré (index & ring finger)
- Anise Professional Nail Color with black cross nail bead studs (middle finger)

This is top is my newest favorite piece in my wardrobe. 
I have a feeling I'll be wearing it non-stop once the weather starts to get a little bit warmer.

I hope you guys enjoyed this fashion post! 
Any thoughts? What's your take on fringe sleeve tops?

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Friday, March 8, 2013

BzzAgent: Glade Expressions® Collection Review

Whoops, sorry guys. I just got caught up in the moment. 
Gotta admit though, it is pretty catchy! ;)

Anywaaaaysss... today, I have some really amazing products to share with you. 
And I mean AH-MAZING!!! 

I became a BzzAgent a few months ago.
They currently have a campaign going on for the Glade Expressions® Collection and they picked me to be a part of it.
AAAAHHHH, I'm super excited!!!

BzzAgent sent me a BzzKit which consisted of a letter and a coupon book (I got 2 free coupons!) for the Glade Expressions® Collection.
I was so anxious to receive it, you guys have no idea. 
I've heard so many good reviews about their fragrance mist and especially their oil diffuser!

As soon as I received the coupon book, I went straight to Walmart to buy my very own Glade Expressions® Collection Fragrance Mist and Oil Diffuser! 

The Glade Expressions® Collection comes in a variety of fragrances:

1.) Cotton & Italian Mandarin
2.) Fuji Apple &Cardamom Spice
3.) Lavender & Juniper Berry
4.) Pineapple & Mangsoteen
5.) Garden Sunshine
6.) Spring Showers
7.) Starlit Evening
8.) Vibrant Bloom

Spring and summer are on their way, so I chose the PINEAPPLE & MANGOSTEEN scent for both the fragrance mist and the oil diffuser.

Take a daily trip to the tropics with the alluring fragrance of juicy pineapple and a hint of tangy mangosteen, ripe coconut, and blossoming passionflower.

Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist Starter Kit - Pineapple & Mangosteen

Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a stylish holder that allows you to squeeze and release a long-lasting, fine mist of fragrance. The gentle mist creates layers of true-to-life fragrance that open up note-by-note, eliminating odors and freshening the air. It's the artfully designed holder that blends with your décor. Just remove the label and it can be left out, letting you have a burst of fragrance that's always right at hand.

The Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist Starter Kit is seriously the best household spray I've ever tried.
It smells sooooooooo good! 
Once you spray it, you will want to keep spraying and spraying and spraying. TRUST ME!
It eliminates odors really well. If you cook a lot, this product is perfect for you.
The smell is long-lasting. 
It's also really easy to spray. All you have to do is squeeze the upper part to unleash the heavenly scent. 
It's refillable too! Isn't that awesome?

Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser - Pineapple & Mangosteen

Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser releases a long-lasting fragrance for up to 30 days without needing to plug it in. The spill-proof oil diffuser infuseslayers of true-to-life scents throughout living spaces, making them feel fresh and inviting. The trendy holder matches décor perfectly, making it a convenient and stylish home-fragrancing option.

This oil diffuser is unlike any other. 
I also got it in the Pineapple & Mangosteen scent.
It does an outstanding job of making the whole house smell like a tropical island. 
The moment I open my front door, the smell literally hits me.
It's amazing!!!

I personally like how the packaging has a "LIFT TO SMELL" tab. 
It made it so much easier to choose a scent while I was at the store.
I also love how it doesn't require electricity or batteries. It just works on its own. 
It's also spill proof, so you won't run the risk of spilling the oil everywhere, like other oil diffusers.

Installing the diffuser card is really simple. All you have to do is:

1. Firmly press the diffuser card into the oil bottle until you hear a "click".
2. Afterwards, insert the refill oil bottle into the holder.

Easy, right?

My favorite part about this product is the holder. 
It comes in white or wood finish, depending on which scent you choose.
It doubles as a really cute décor for your house, so it's totally worth the price.
I kept one on my bedside table (it matches my bed frame!) to keep my room smelling nice & fresh.

Have you tried any products from Glade Expressions® Collection? Which scent is your favorite? Which one would you like to try?

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