Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Haul and a BIG thank you!

Before I start out my post today, I want to give you guys a BIG THANK YOU for your comments on my last post!  I have some of the sweetest readers and I'm very thankful for all your thoughtful comments! I'll admit that I was terribly confused and excited that day and my mind was in a mess.. haha it's still a mess now, but I'm beginning to organize my thoughts and be more realistic about things.
Basically, NYU = More opportunities, but a lot more hard work on my end if I want to succeed... and pay back my loans.
Uconn = Still must put in hard work if I want opportunities, but I'll probably be less stressed and be able to have a typical college experience.
With that being said, I think I need to reevaluate myself and find out exactly what I want from college. As of now, it's looking like Uconn is a nice balance of social/academics while NYU is heavier on the work/opportunities. I still have ~ 28 days to figure this out! I'll be visiting both colleges soon and I'll see where I stand after!

Whoa.. Now onto the fun part of my post today!! For starters, I can't believe it is April already!! I literally thought there was one more week of March, but hey, I'm not complaining because that brings me closer to Spring Break! March ... no wait actually, senior year has been such an adventure for me and I would relive everything (even the bad parts!) all over again if I could! On top of my adventures, I also got some really cool items in March!

Almay Eye Intenes Eyeliner Review

The first item that I picked up this month are two eyeliners from Almay. Almay has been my go to brand for eyeliner just because of it's strong staying power on my lids and the built in sharpener it has! I tend to wear no/minimum makeup on school days. When I do wear makeup though, I always do my eyes! I use either black or purple eyeliner depending on my mood haha!

DailyLook Sparkling Braided Knit Scarf
Sparkling Braided Knit Scarf from Dailylook
I also chose to make an order from Dailylook this month again. I was waiting for a sale to happen and it did.. 30% of sale items! As soon as I saw that, I got a cute scarf that I had been eyeing for weeks! It's an infinty scarf and it's honestly the thickest and warmest scarf I own!

Giveaway Prize
This is the cutest packaging ever!
The next item in my haul was actually a prize I got from Keena over at Lee Muse! I've been following her blog for a long time now (which I love reading!) and when I saw that she had a giveaway on her blog, I decided to enter! I'm a pretty unlucky person so I didn't expect to win, so I was taken by surprise when I saw her comment on my blog saying that I have won!! I honestly could not believe it!! I was also suffering from post vacation blues (which always hit me so hard!) so seeing that I won definitely brought my mood up! =)

urban decay naked palette basics review


urban decay naked palette basics review

Inside the adorable packaging,  I found the sweetest card and a bunch of hello kitty pictures! How cute?! I absolutely adore hello kitty haha! Along with the card, there was also a neatly wrapped up package which was my prize... The Urban Decay Naked Palette!! This is my first ever naked palette and probably the best eyeshadow palette I have ever owned!! I am soooo excited to have this in my hands and I can't believe it's mine! 

urban decay eyeshadow primer potion

urban decay naked palette review
haha I tried to put two pictures together into one! 
The palette came along with 12 eyeshadow colors! The colors range from more of a basic/neutral color to darker and more stunning colors. I really love the variety of shades here! I feel like I could use this palette for anything from school to a night out with my friends!  My favorite colors in this palette cuurently are Sin, Half Baked, Toasted, and Creep.. (haha yes I like a lot of the colors!!) The palette also came with a really high quality brush that I will use with the eyeshadows. Most of my eyeshadow brushes are on the smaller side so it's really nice to have a brush with a longer handle! I feel like it gives me much better control!
 Along with the colors and the brush, I also got the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. A primer is usually a must for me if I want my eyeshadows to stay on since my lids are so oily! I have heard so many positives review on this primer so I have high hopes for this primer! ... Wherever I am going for college, this palette will be coming with me! =)

Iphone 5c Blue Review

So I kinda saved the best purchase/gift of March for last.. (well everything I got was really good!). My mom finally decided it was time to get me my first ever smartphone!! You do not understand how excited I was when I heard my mom say this! All my friends have smartphones and I did honestly feel left out.. so since I am going to college soon, my mom got this for me! It's the iphone 5c!! haha I desperately wanted it in pink, but they only offered blue and white so I chose blue.. I will be putting a pink case on instead!! =)  

Iphone 5c Blue Review

I have already started using my phone and I love it!! It took me a while to get used to how things worked, but I quickly caught on! This is my first apple product (I have been with android with all my electronics) and I like it a lot! The reason I chose the iphone over an android phone was because I felt that the iphone was more universal and easier to use. A lot of people have the iphone and I just felt that it would be simpler for me if I had the same phone!!

Wow, looking back on this post now, I realize how crazy last month has been for me! So much new things and so many big decisions to make! Senior definitely has been a ride and though there are times of high stress for me, I still am enjoying every minute of it!

What's your favorite color from the naked palette?
What is your favorite brand for eyeliner?
When did you get your first smartphone? =)

96 comments:

  1. Muy buenas compras, quiero probar las sombras.

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  2. I love the Naked palette.I feel like everyone using it in these days.Nice post!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks and I feel like that too. .especially the youtubers!!

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  3. Awesome win the naked palette, Mindy let me know how you like the 5C iPhone. Glad you narrow your college no matter where you go you will do great.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you and so far, I really love the phone!! The battery kinda drains fast, but that is easily solved by charging haha!

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  4. wow!
    congratulations dear!
    :)

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  5. Amazing! This is beyond beautiful!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  6. Nice post!!! I love the naked palette!!!
    Have a nice day!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thanks and yes the palette is so nice!

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  7. Congrats on winning the naked palette. Have fun with your iphone.

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  8. Whichever college uni you'll choose i know you'll do great <3
    And congratulations on winning naked palette that's one awesome prize.

    sarahrizaga.blogsot.com

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    1. Thank you and hopefully I will!!
      hehe yes, the palette is really nice!!

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  9. Nice stuff

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  10. such a nice haul *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. i`m glad if you visit my blog, too <3

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  11. Great haul!!!
    I love Naked palette!!!!
    Have a fab day honey!!!

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    1. Thanks and yes it is a really nice palette!

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  12. Nice review! and welcome to Apple :)
    Kisses from Spain, Kela

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  13. Nice post

    New post http://www.icelawblog.com/2014/04/blog-summary-january-to-march-2014.html?m=1

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  14. I keep saying I want to try this eye shadow primer but never get round to it!
    Jess x
    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Welcome to the 21st century! =P I still think you should go to NYU. You can have fun there that doesn't involved tipping over cow animals. =)

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    1. haha yes! I don't feel left out anymore and hmm your right.. all the cows and pigs near by are a huge turn off for me!

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  16. Ciao dear Mindy :))
    Great post and photos!
    Have a wonderful evening,kiss
    Paolo

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  17. your blog is very interesting my dear !
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  18. Loving your sense of style dear!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  19. Hi dear!! I really enjoy your blog, its SO COOL!!
    Your style is so perfect :)
    Come to see my new post: THE SPACE BETWEEN
    http://www.peaceinmyshoes.com

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  20. I am glad you were able to over think it all... just don't get yourself too crazy about University. :) Use the 4 weeks left to think some more about the pros & cons... but go slow on it none the less.

    Have fun with the outcome of your haul & most of all with your smart phone!!!

    Follow the Royal Peach

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    1. hehe yes, loving my haul and my smartphone!!
      I feel a lot less confused now and have picked out the major differences between both schools. I'll just relax for a while and then go to each one and pick the one I love most!

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  21. that haul, my dear!!!! THE Naked, the iphone5c.... wow, very cool!
    Un abbraccio,
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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  22. wow! so much goodies :) i've yet to own a naked palette :) lucky you!

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    1. Thanks and the palette is really nice! I hope you can try it out soon!

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  23. Congrats on getting your first smart phone!

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  24. haha my first smartphone
    i bought myself, it's android
    last year only..I jelly of you got the girl's most wanted 'Naked' palette
    MY-Emily

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    1. Yay for your smartphone too!!
      haha yes, I am so excited for the palette!

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  25. Wow love your iphone :3
    I love NAKED too!
    Mind to check out my blog?

    xx
    http://overloadstories.blogspot.com

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  26. Great purchases and congrats to your first smartphone :)

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    1. Thanks and super excited to have it haha!

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  27. awesome haul and so lucky! i would love to own the first Naked palette and the 3rd one <3

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    1. ohh the 3rd one is also very nice!! haha I want all of them!

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  28. Beautiful post! :)
    you've got a lovely blog!
    would you love to follow each other? we could follow via GFC or via email or G+ and also on another socials like twitter instagram or lookbook
    bloglovin

    just let me know on my blog :)

    xoxo
    Cecilia

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  29. I haven't tried a naked palette yet, looks so awesome to have a try. I've received an email from dailylook everyday, but again, haven't order once. have a great weekend honey:).

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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    1. The naked palette is so nice and haha I get emails from dailymail everyday too!!

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  30. Nice post! Lovely pics
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  31. Lovely items! Congrats on the phone, it looks great!

    Away From Blue

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  32. Great posts! I love trying new items !!!

    Best,
    Olivia Abdelmalek

    http://cleopatraskloset.blogspot.com

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  33. It seems like nonetheless, it's been a good month for you! Naked palette AND smartphone? I'm so envious ;; You'll get a lot of use out of the palette :D

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    1. haha yes this month has been wild and ohh that is exciting to hear!!

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  34. woah!!! u really went on a major shopping spree!! haha!! speaking of ur phone, u havent added me on the apps :p hehehehe!!!

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    1. haha kinda of! Your right.. haha I actually haven't gotten around to downloading any apps!

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  35. OMG! the eyeshadows! <3

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  36. Hi Mindy, hope your decision will be easier now. I haven't tried these Almay liners, they sound good. Congrats on the fabulous prize, what a wonderful mix of things, the Naked palette is simply a must have. Yay for the phone, enjoy it hun! I thank you for your kind words and wish you a splendid weekend!

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    1. Thanks Sam, and yes it is becoming clearer now and not just a big blob in my head haha!
      I felt that my haul this month was a very nice mix and I'm so excited for the palette and phone!!

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  37. have a nice saturday
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  38. I love Urban decay Naked palette.

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  39. Awesome post, I love the Naked palette ♥
    Check out my new post if you've time!
    xoxo

    Tia

    http://glory-andgore.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! It is a really nice palette!

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  40. Lovely neutral color dear :D

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  41. Wow awesome haul !!

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  42. Ahhh, you're so lucky! What do you mean UNLUCKY?! You won a giveaway AND you got an iphone 5c?!
    jealous. I almost got an iphone but ON TOP of the price of the phone, I would have to pay a bill for internet+calls, etc. each month. And it'swaaay to expensive (40 euros a month, that's like 50 dollars! France is so expensive.) I settled on the new ipod touch instead :P

    Uconn and NYU both look awesome... I understand how hard the decision-making must be for you! Personnally, because I'm a high achiever, I would definitely go to NYU. But that's partly because I'm in love with NYC ;)

    Good luck Mindy! <3

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    1. haha , I guess I am lucky! I didn't expect to win the giveaway at all!!
      An ipod is really nice too! To be honest, I actually don't use my phone that often as I thought I would.. I sort of like being disconnected, but it def. is reassuring to have it with me in case I do need it!
      ohh I am in love with NYC as well!!

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  43. Well, Both places are right and I'm sure you can do it. Speaking from my experience that I spent 4 years studying at the top university here in Bangkok Thailand. It's true that you need loads of effort and enthusiasm to get into (as well as once you get accepted since the competition inside is really intense) However, it always pays off :) Your resume will look great, and opportunities will run to you :) Hope this helps <3

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    1. Thanks and hopefully I can!
      Yes it does take a lot to get in and a lot of work once you get in!! I really hope it pays off in the end!

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  44. Oh wow, you're so lucky to win an UD Naked palette Mindy!! I got my UD Naked 1 and 2 from a UK-based online store and costs me $80 each! So getting it as a prize from a giveaway is such an amazing thing! Congrats! =D Congrats on your new phone as well, great colour choice! It's going to be so useful when you go to college. :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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    1. Thank you Christine! Yes, I am super excited to have gotten it in a giveaway because it's something that I have wanted for a long time now!!

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  45. Good to hear that you're getting your thoughts more organized now :)

    Nice items you got btw! Congrats on winning the Naked palette! I've joined quite a few giveaway before but haven't been as lucky as you. Haha! And the iPhone 5c looks sooo pretty! I'm changing my phone this coming September and I'm definitely looking at the iPhone 5. I think I'm gonna continue being an Apple fan for a really long time :)

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    1. Thanks! I feel so much better now haha!
      I usually am not that lucky either!! .. so I almost never join! I am beginning to like apple a lot now! I feel like it's more user friendly !!

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