Friday, January 29, 2010

I need your opinion!

Yours truly is turning another year older in less than a month. But before I get into the post, how amazing is this Hello Kitty cake?!?!

Anyway, heavy hints have been dropped to the hubs that I'd, of course, love to have a mad makeup spree. Aah gone are the days when a little Borders gift card would suffice. So to to make the most of this, I have a general idea of what I want, but I want you, my awesome readers, to advise me on what exactly I should purchase. Here's what I'm thinking:

1. What drugstore mascara should I buy? I am eyeing Maybelline Full n Soft or L'Oreal Voluminous. Any other holy grails I'm unaware of?
2. I'm loving MAC's All Ages All Races, All Sexes Collection thanks to JulieG's video! What items do you  love from this collection?
3. I need more OPI and China Glaze in my life. What would you suggest that is pink/nude?
4. I'm tempted to haul from NYX's $1 sale, but after checking on both the NYX and Cherry Culture websites, I can't find the sale anywhere. Can someone please send silly me a link to it?

On a side note, I'm really really happy to have reached 187 subscribers. My goal is to hit 200 and then hold a giveaway! You guys are the best; I find myself thinking of my giveaway everytime I'm wandering around the mall, CCO or drugstore. I hope I can hit that goal soon and thank you all properly! Happy weekend everyone!


Maria Elizabeth said...

that cake is so cute, i wouldn't want to eat it! :b

full n' soft and voluminous are some of my favorites. i also like the maybelline pulse perfection. and one of my favorite pinks from china glaze is "wild mink." i have a picture of it somewhere on my blog. good luck with reaching 200 followers!

LillianZahra said...

That cake is so cute!

Re drugstore mascaras - I love Maybelline Colossal Volume, Maybelline Great Lash and Maybelline Volum' Express. I want to try L'Oreal Volumous too as keep hearing great things about it!

StuddedLilly said...

the hello kitty cake is sooo cute!!
as for the questions, here are my takes..
1-Covergirl's lash blast mascara is the best, get it in waterproof, it holds the curl better.
2- the lipgloss from that collection are amazing, i have Glamour for All, its pretty.
3-OPI's Malaysian Mist is a pretty peachy nude

hope they help :)


Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

O.M.G the cake!!!! Cuteness overload. Tons of gorgeous pinks from China Glaze but can't think of the names!!! OPI, try 'Got a date to Knight' and 'Princesses Rule'.


Kat said...

I just picked up the lipstick "Empowered" by MAC while back to macing highly suggest that color for you!!

Also OPI's mod about you and Essie Ballet slippers.


Ashwini said...

Oooh thanks for all the tips ladies. My OPI and China Glaze collection is nice and big! Now I can try to find a good online retailer where I can save a few bucks buying them. :)

Ashwini said...

I'm mainly lemming Full n Soft and Voluminous cuz of Lollipop26, but looks like Volum' Express has the blog community raving too.

StuddedLilly: Thanks for the tip on Glamour for All!

Kat, I'll def. try out Empowered when I go! Cant wait!

Cynthia Z said...

The cake is so cute...u should get one like that ;p . I didn't like Loreal Voluminous v much.. I'd pick something from Maybelline any day (NOT Great Lash!). Hope u reach yr goal soon girl

Laura Loo said...

1st of all, my birthday is Feb. 19th. When is your bday?!

2nd. I am obsessed with hello kitty. I requested a hk cupcake this year for the big 2-5.

3rd. Voluminous has a pretty long drying time. I find it smudges a lot, because I'm super impatient...BUT it does look gorgeous on. I ADORE Rimmel Volume The Max. It is perfect! Try it!

Katie Hayward said...


mmmmmmm cake looks so yummy!

Don't forget to follow back, if your not already & also enter my competition to win 2 tickets to beauty UK show :)

Lots of love,

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Hope the cake tastes as good as it looks. And for #1 and #3:

#1: L'oreal Voluminous
#3: Nude. Nude is much classier than pink.

Gaby Fauchon said...

My current HG mascara is Maybelline Lash Stiletto (=

Ashwini said...

Thanks for all the comments, esp on the mascaras ladies!

@Laura: my bday is Feb 26th! We're fellow Pisces!

Jacque said...

Ah that Hello Kitty Cake is adorable and looks so yummy!! L'Oreal Voluminous is a very nice mascara but I adore my L'Oreal Double Extend even more. And it last all day without even getting smudgy or clumpy. Love it! Of course, I adore Dior's Diorshow mascara too, but that is not drugstore and I refuse to wear it everyday because of the price. I think that a makeup spree is a lovely gift!!

Ashwini said...

@Jacque: Thanks for the tip on the Double Extend! i have heard both good and bad things, but I am curious to see if it'll work for me. :)

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