DayDecember 23, 2008

Winter Wonderland

No winter has ever been better! There have been no family fights and for the most part everything is going well. That means that I’ve also just been enjoying life without much time to get online or even blog! It’s hard to blog when just everything is going so well! My mood is pretty stable and it’s a consistent happy. (:

NOTE: There will be a lot of girly banter in this post. Do not proceed unless you like fashion/girly stuff. Skip to the second half, if you don’t like that sort of stuff.

On Saturday I dyed my hair again! I let my natural hair color grow out for about three months and finally I decided I needed some color in my hair again. It’s a really pretty light golden brown that reminds me of milk chocolate with perhaps some red undertones.

Between yesterday and today I spent over $300 on makeup. Now, I know that sounds crazy… but brushes are ridiculously expensive. I got the MAC 109 brush, which was $34! It’s a contouring brush, but I’m using it to apply my Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation for now until I get another bigger fluffier brush. I got a ton of products from Smashbox! I absolutely love their makeup and I cannot wait to try the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. The primer goes under your foundation. Also, I went to Sephora and purchased Urban Decay Potion Primer, which is used on the eyes as a primer to eyeshadow. I was using a cream-based base from MAC as my primer before and I really liked it but it was also a little too shiny. Today is my first time using the UDPP and so far it’s working great I think. None of my makeup has creased, and the actual product came on really nice and smooth. Oh yes… and I also bought the Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette. The palette comes with 88 different color eyeshadows! And it’s only $21! That’s such a deal! The Coastal Scents and Smashbox products I ordered so I just have to wait for them to come in the mail. (: Smashbox has a TON of free gifts if you order online so it’s really such a good deal, and their shipping is totally free!

As I put my makeup on today I realized I have about 3 or 4 MAC eyeshadows I’ve never used in my possession. I’ll work on wearing them more often, or at least trying out the colors. But I couldn’t today because my clothes is sorta bright today.

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Saturday we had our grand ol’ Christmas party at the new house. We had about 60 guests in attendance I think. I invited Sandy, Gloria, Anna, Piale, David, Eric, Tim, Elizabeth, Gabriel, Jean, Pedro, and Vy. All of us were dancing all night long!! My high heels were thankfully surprisingly very comfortable. David and Piale definitely got drunk lol… it was quite amusing. Either way we ALL got down and just danced nonstop. Ahhhh it was so much more fun with my friends there. Otherwise I would have been the only one in my age range and that always sucks.

There was amazing catering from Panama Joe’s and a great bartender. I get so excited when we get their catering for all our parties because I am madly in love with the chimichanga appetizers. And the chicken and scalloped potatoes are just divine~ Seriously! Then we ordered fruit tarts and creme brulee from Tropicana Bakery & Cuban Cafe. Some people were kind enough to bring pies, too! And there was also a lot of chocolate. Brb, dying!! AHH, just remembering all the good food is kind of exciting. Lol… hahaha that is just too funny.

Anyway, we had a raffle, too. Every adult guest received one ticket to start off with, and then the more you danced the more tickets you got. We gave away some gift cards, a basket of some hardcore alcohol, an iPod Nano, Nikon Coolpix S60 (the touch screen digital camera), a Sony Blu-ray player, and last but not least a 40″ HDTV! I’m so happy because David won the Nikon digi-cam! We had some really amazing gifts for the give-away and I think everyone was pretty happy even if they didn’t win.

We also had an elf and a Santa Clause. All the children in attendance got presents from Santa Clause. (Ok so actually I picked all the presents for all the kiddies, but it was nice and cute~) Then my family surprised my Aunt El and snuck a present in Santa’s bag for her. It was a beautiful amethyst yellow gold ring.

Oh! also, I’d like to note that my aunt ordered snow to be delivered and placed on our front lawn. Lmao… so for a few days now we’ve had snow covering all our grass on the front lawn. Talk about extreme, and super funnnn! Hahaha

I cannot wait for Christmas in a few days!!! (:

(In sadder news, my little brother is anorexic. And we found out yesterday he’s also been throwing up the little that he did eat. So now he’s going to have a personal cook come over every day starting Friday to make sure that he eats because my mom works 12 hours a day at Kaiser Permanente so she can’t really cook for him or even check that he eats. He’s going to have many doctor appointments now, to ensure he gets back to a healthy weight and isn’t sick anymore. I won’t really elaborate on any personal thoughts.)