We’ve Moved!

We just transferred pretty stories off wordpress.com and onto a self-hosted .org blog! Hopefully I didn’t screw anything up, and everything transferred without anyone noticing! But somehow you ended up here anyway, so you should check out our new posts on http://prettystories.net 😀 😀

Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss Review


I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for this long (i.e. more than three hours) without mentioning my love for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume oils. I’ve been collecting them since 2009, but focusing on them never left me enough discretionary cash for their sister site, Black Phoenix Trading Post. But during their Halloween update last year, I finally got to try one of their hair glosses and absolutely loved it. I was really excited to get more, as they had some exclusive scents for New York Comic Con, but I was working there as a crew member and unfortunately when I was finally free to explore the con off-duty, both of them had already sold out. I may or may not have outwardly cried. For hours. ahem. But here is the one I bought last year, Lightning Storm!

Vivid flashes of dazzling electricity: white mint, white tea, white ginger, a jolt of yuzu, and electric green lime!

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Review: Goodal Phytoshrink Andiroba Seed Pore Toner

Whew I think I’m on track with the posts! My goal is basically once a week. Twice if I’m good 😛 But here I am with another one! I am excite. Haha

I had a great day with some shopping luck and got a great lace maxi skirt at Urban Outfitters. Usually I don’t shop there because it’s too expensive but they had a 50% off all sale items and I had to check on what they had because that’s a pretty good deal and I actually found something nice! *___* Now all I need to do is to get in shape so I make all the nice clothes that I got look nice. Hahaha. This is forever a work in progress.

But today we are talking about this toner I got from Clio!

 

Goodal Toner

Disclaimer: I have purchased this item. All opinions are my own and unaffected by anyone/thing else.

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Review: Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask

IT’S OCTOBER! Best month ever! Pumpkin everything! All the TV shows! My work schedule makes it almost impossible for me to catch everything while it airs because I’ve been trying to exercise more. But it’s all a work a progress! 🙂 But for now I’m talking about one of my favorite mud masks, Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask To Rescue Problem Skin. And yes that is the whole entire name! It’s a super long name but I really like this mask! I got it from Sephora for $25 but you can also get it from the Origins webshop as well.

originsDisclaimer: I had purchased this item myself and all opinions are my own.

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PTR Lashes to Die For: The Liner Review

I have another eyeliner review! Now this one is an interesting one because I had heard a lot about this particular liner from one of my coworkers from Ricky’s. She was telling me how much she loved it that she bought a second one. After that conversation I could feel my need for this liner grow.

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It wasn’t until I was about to leave that my store had received stock of this liner and I was excited. But not too excited because it did come at a hefty price $28, and you can also purchase it from Sephora. And now onto the review!

Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own $$$ and this review is all my own opinion.

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The Best Brush for Your Brows


HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER ALREADY

;______; you know you’re getting old when you start complaining about how quickly time is passing. haha.

ANYWAY

This brush has seriously changed my life. I bought it at an Etude House in Singapore last summer, where it was on sale for like THREE SING DOLLARS. I then spent months regretting the fact that I didn’t choose to clear out the store’s stock, and am now seriously considering grabbing another one for more than twice that (lol I say that like it’s a huge amount) on eBay.

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Jurlique Lavender Silk Finishing Powder Review


Now that the weather is melting us down into human sludge so warm, my face produces all the oils 😐 I am forever on the lookout for a sunscreen that doesn’t basically liquefy my face, but in the meantime a good oil-control product is always welcome. You might remember the review I did last year on the Maybelline foundation (god those photos sucked i am sorry) that worked really well for me; I loved it until I dropped my bag, with the compact inside, ON A CARPETED FLOOR and half of it just crumbled to dust and misery and now I refuse to bring it outside.
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Review: Kracie Hadabisei Revitalizing Facial Mask & Cream Pack (6 Sheets)

Spring is finally here! Several weeks ago I had some plans that had fell through. *COUGHCOUGHCATCAFECOUGHCOUGH*

Okay, remember when Purina had a big promo with this NYC Cat Cafe? I was planning on going. Unfortunately on the day I went I discovered that I had gone too late and I was denied all the cats and pettings. So instead of just going to the city and going home I did a few things and voila~ the day was not a complete fail!

I did manage to go to Ricky’s and purchase this Kracie Hadabisei Revitalizing Facial Mask & Cream Pack. It was about $20. But you can buy this on Amazon for $20 + shipping or you can purchase it on BeautyKat for like 15.99 idk about shipping though.Kracie Box

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Review: Macadamia Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Heyyy! It’s been a while since I did a hair post. Honestly I’ve been working on a different post but it’s taking rather long for me to get the pictures that I need edited nicely soooo you are going to be hit with a not too picture heavy post here.

Macadamia Oil

 

I had purchased this while I was still working at Ricky’s, but the break down of the prices are  the Rejuvenating Shampoo is $21 and the Moisturizing Rinse (Conditioner) is $24.

Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own money & all opinions are my own.

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Etude House I Need You, Yogurt! Wash-off Mask Pack Review – Strawberry


Sorry for taking so long to finish these relatively short reviews – I’ve been adjusting my life schedule around my new full-time job, and as you can probably tell, I am failing 😐 hahahaaaaaah I have so little time nowadays augh

Anyway, I finally put the third mask pack on my face! HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS.
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