Saturday, August 31, 2013

08.31.13 - Kiss My Sass Subscription (August 2013)

My Kiss My Sass Subscription arrived awhile ago. Just hadn't had the chance to do a post. Anyway! Here we go! This month includes: a full sized eyeshadow and a full sized cream blush (and of course the two samples)

08.31.13 - Moon Rabbit Cosmetics - Lunar Bunny Club (August 2013)

Another month has come and gone and what? What's this!? Why, my Moon Rabbit Cosmetics' Lunar Bunny Club subscription has arrived for this month! Yay!

The ingredients listing sheet got messed up (not her fault, it was mine -_-; ) so I didn't include it in this photo. Look! The top jar label!! YAY!!! I get excited easily, can't you tell? :)

Monday, August 26, 2013

08.26.13 - Lancome: Rouge in Love (353 Roses in Love)

 My on-going search for the perfect rose shade lippie may have come to a halt!!! WHAT?! You heard me :P
I was in ULTA a month (?) ago and was just killing some time. Across the way, I saw something out of the corner of my eye! Omg! Is that a rose color!? 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

WEEK IN REVIEW 08.19.13 - 08.25.13

Planner: Filofax Compact Calipso in Bright Blue
Pens Used: (not in order) Papermate FLAIR, Uniball Signo Angelic (series), Pilot Frixion 07, and Pilot G2 pens
Inserts: My own custom DO1P (Day on 1 Page) printed on gray/grey (??) paper

I thought I would start doing that format now. Everyone's always asking what pens I use... :P

 The decorations I've started to use are the Masking Tape stickers. Most of the time, I only just stick it on where I write in the months and days. I feel like if I try to add any more, it's a little over-kill. Again, I've been trying to use up my stickers and sticky notes. The stickers are mostly added on after the day is over. 

I've seen people put cute sticky notes on their pages but they don't write on them. I tried doing that... I don't think it works for me :P

08.25.13 - Persephone Minerals

Dun dun dunnnn! Persephone Minerals is back! New labels and new colors! Yay!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Week in Review: 08.12.13 - 08.18.13

This week, I started out using my the Original in Retro Yellow but I received my Compact Calipso in Bright Blue on Tuesday. You bet I moved right in! ^_^;
 I decided to use up my i+t inserts. I have a few months left. I also wanted to try decorating them ^_^ I started using my Masking Tape Stickers and dumped a bunch of stickers on my pages :P 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

08.17.13 - Compact Calipso in Bright Blue

If you've read my THIS post, you'll know that my planner is pretty ginormous. Sometimes, my bag isn't big enough to handle it. So I wanted a compact sized one. 

But, don't you have a Back to School! one? Why, yes, I do. But, it's being used for blog ideas (only). Now what? 

I looked on the site and decided that I wanted the Calipso. The one I wanted, in bright blue, wasn't in stock on Filofax USA's site, but it was on Pens and Leather's site. I know a few people have had bad experience with that site, so far, I haven't. 

 I think I bought the last one because after I got mine, there was an ETA on a new stock shipment time. Whoops! I had to sell off two of my Filofaxes (Metropol and MODE) to get this. It's okay because after some time I realized I didn't want them any more. 

When I first saw him (yes, it's a HIM), I fell in love! Unfortunately, none of my photos could capture the gorgeous blue color. My camera hated the color or something and washed out the color. 

This is a macro shot of the texture of the planner. It smells lovely! It's also very soft to the touch :)

08.17.13 - OCC Lip Tar: Queen

 I don't post many lippies. But one thing for sure is I'm looking for the perfect ROSE color for the past 3 years! Yep, you heard right!!! Haven't found anything ;__;

A few months ago (hehehe! I'm so slow with posting...), I was in Sephora. I was purchasing Urban Decay's De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray (I use this everyday, thanks ;P) and saw this OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) Lip Tar in Queen. Now, doesn't that look like a nice bright rose color?... Doesn't it!?!?!?!?! 

Plus the packaging is really cute. The little ziplock baggie and little lip brush...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Week in Review: 08.05.13 - 08.11.13

 Back in the Original because I missed it's sleek-ness. ^_^;;; And look how cheerful it is. I need it for the past few weeks...

08.10.13 - Planner, you need to go on a diet!!!

My planner needs to go on a diet. Cuz it's FAT! (the same could be said about me but we're talking about my planner here ;D). I tried dressing him in my Gillio which could normally hold more, but even in the Gillio, it's gotten too big and heavy. I'm sorry, planner. You have to go on a diet.

Please don't mind my silliness. My Wacom tablet is finally working and I'm trying to practice digital art and get used to the tablet... (which explains the below images :P I'm trying to get used to it)

 Says you! ^_^;

Saturday, August 10, 2013

08.10.13 - Pixel Bunny Cosmetics

Someone had recommended that I purchase from Pixel Bunny Cosmetics. Her site is located on Etsy and just recently opened (June 2013). So, what do I think????
Btw, my WACOM tablet is finally working... I'm trying to use it so you'll see my writing on all the photos (as practice). 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

08.06.013 - Filofax (Pocket) APEX in Pink

Have you noticed I've been blogging a lot lately? I really do like to blog but I run out of topics and don't have the time or whatever. What does this have to do with this post?! You'll see, lol. 

 FilofaxUSA was having a sale of up to 60% off on certain binders. I was debating on getting a pocket Domino in Deep Pink or Violet. It's funny because I've said a few times I'm not a pink-girl. But, if you look at all of my planners, MOST are pink! What's wrong with me!? Lol!

Anway, back on topic! >_>; I wanted to get a pocket-sized one as my travel filo. Not really one to do all-out planning like my personal-sized one which keeps track of pretty much...EVERYTHING. But something that'll help me with quick reminders. 

When I went on the site and saw that the Apex was back in stock, I was all over it! I don't regret not getting the Domino at all! I love the color, the texture, and it's so cute! :P

Monday, August 5, 2013

08.06.13 - California State Fair (Picture Heavy)

Last week, I was on vacation. I didn't think I would do much but my usual: movies and mall. I was quite surprised that I did more than that. Lol. 

My first day of vacation (Tuesday), I didn't know what to do and I didn't want to stay home. So, I went to Nordstrom Rack, just to browse. But I realized (I'm so dumb LOL) that I was near the sushi place I usually go to with my friends/co-workers. I texted them up and only one replied. 

Doesn't this look delicious?

April joined me, Yay! She said she wasn't really doing anything and was planning on working on her art commissions.

08.05.13 - Moon Rabbit Cosmetics: Lunar Bunny Club (July 2013)

As you know, I sell on Storenvy and I follow a few people. One of the stores I follow is Moon Rabbit Cosmetics. I've never ordered from them before but I had always wanted to. What's a better way than through... DUN DUN DUNnnnnnnnnnn! A monthly subscription! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Week in Review: 07.22.13 - 08.04.13 (With Custom WO2P inserts)

First, I'd like to apologize for the lighting in this post. The sun was setting and I didn't realize how bad it was until I saw them. So I lightened it up a bit in Photoshop. I'm also sorry for the late post, as I've said in my previous post, my internet died for a week (lol! I wrote it on some days).

Back to the actual post! Using my custom inserts again. Instead of the Day on 1 Page, I'm testing out the Week on 2 Pages. 

Still in my Gillio. [Medium Compagna in Croco Mat Aubergine, for those who didn't know]
I don't know if you can tell, but all of my inserts are printed on gray paper. I think it makes my bright colored pens stand out but not in a blinding way. Added a few stickers and washi tape. I was trying to figure out how to decorate these pages...But I think the colorful pens were good enough for decorations :P

I like how the WO2P came out. I did change it a bit so it would match with the other WO2P inserts I did and it would also match the DO1P. But these are just test inserts. I put the dates on the side because I really don't like how a lot of the planner inserts have the date right below the line and the rectangular box isn't PERFECT! Normally, I'm not a matchy-matchy person (can't you tell by my planner pages?! ;P) but I think it has to do with the graphic designer in me. *nods* It drives me insane! :P *huffs*

This week, I was on vacation. So, I didn't have much to do. ^_^; Plus with the internet dead I couldn't really work on my online store's orders. It's kind of hard to print invoices from your phone ;) I was also feeling down again. It seems to be a running theme in July because it happened again last week. *sigh*.

In fact, I neglected my planner a lot these last two weeks except for the last few days. BAD LINDA!

08.04.13 - Kiss My Sass Subscription (July 2013)

On Facebook, Kiss My Sass Cosmetics announced that they were doing a monthly subscription. You'll get at least $10 worth of products each month with a 15% off discount with your future purchases. More information HERE. 

I wish more indie companies did monthly subscriptions. *AHEM* ^_^;

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Custom planner inserts question :)

If you've been following my instagram, the last few weeks I've been posting photos of my test pages of my custom inserts that I've created using my innocent+twisted alchemy artwork. I was surprised and really happy to see that a lot of people liked them. 

But I had a dilemna. I'm very indecisive. Dated or undated?

Right now, I have these (click on the links for example photos):
- Day on a Page inserts

So like I said, the question I wanted to know is: Should I create dated versions or undated versions? Should I do both? If I did dated versions, when should I start? January 2014? 

I do plan on doing more designs, but for now... I have those. 

Anyway, please let me know in the comments :) Thank you for your help