Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Coke or Pepsi? Coke! PEPSI IS A NONO! well with my diet they both are.
Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? gaaaaaaaahhhhh , fro yo! <3

Clothes or Makeup? i think makeup, although i own massive amounts of both and im pretty much obssessed with both

Hairspray or Frizz Lotion? Hairspray? i dont really use either

T.V or Book? ummm... book! 

Pool or Beach? the beach is my home. DUH

Water or Soda? surprisingly... WATER

Sandals or Boots? boots boots boottts

Purse or Backpack? whats  a backpack? lol

Team Jacob or Team Edward? i love me some JACOB

Wizards of Waverly Place or Hannah Montana? i like wizards <3 hehehe 

Mall or Online Shopping? BOTH.. but i like right away sooo mall..

Tennis or Soccer?haha NO! neither.

MAC or Maybelline? i dont know.. urban decay? lol i dont use much of either

well Kiddos... i tag you all...<3 stolen this lovely blogging queen check her blog out , follow her im sure she has alot of great to offer!http://justinerawrmakeup.blogspot.com/2012/02/im-flirt.html

Monday, February 27, 2012

G & G GBT blue Contact lenses from Pinkyparadise.com

First of all i always get excited when i get mail, so the fact that i had a mail man with a package for me was just a trill. im like the mailbox from blues clues, i even sing the song! 
                                                                  Here's the mail, it never fails.
                                   It makes me want to wag my tail.
                             When it comes I want to wail -                              

Any way Here's a quick & fun review of my new contacts from Pinkyparadise.com

  pinkparadise.com was actually an amazing shopping site.
I found the site easy to follow, it is very organized (color,product,brand name ) .
They have a large variety of contact lenses and all look amazing.  I love the fact that some of the contacts had live pictures from either a model or from buyers who have posted them on face book. I actually i wish all colors /brands showed how the contact looks on. 
Overall the site was easy to follow, check out was easy and their follow up on my order was great.
Their customer service was amazing and shipping  ( i got the  4-7 day shipping for $14.95)was good ( i got them 1 day earlier than i thought i would)

The shipping package :
 The items were all very nicely wrapped and sealed safely in bubble wrap and tape inside a cushioned envelope.
like how i blanked out my address <3 

 and it also included a free   contact case

 which i think is the cutest thing EVER!!!!

and some fun bang holder thingies to use when i do my makeup/apply contacts
I <3 free gifts!

after madly unwrapping the bubble wrap and tape 
there was 2 small glass bottles that contained my wonderful contact lenses. One lense per bottle
for $19.90 plus S&H
Weight: 0 kg, 100 grams

Stock: Stock available

Manufacturer: G&G/Dueba
Diameter : 14.0mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm

with -0.0 lense power on BOTH EYES

To open these little suckers it does take a wee bit of patience and possibly a butter knife or strong fingers ,because getting the little seal off sometimes isn't so easy.

 you basically pull up the little plastic top by pushing it up with your thumbs.
after pull the seal off by twisting the bottle.
this can fail since sometimes the seal separates from the top plastic.
this is where a nice butter knife can help you take it off =p
once its off , there is a second white plastic cap . just pop that off and voila there is your nice little contact!

 i poured out the contacts and the saline solution they came in into a small bowl
i then took some replenish saline solution i picked up at target for i think $4 or 5 bucks.
and cleaned out my contacts as well as pouring some solution for them to soak in for 6 hours before i wore them.
 NOTE: Cleaning contacts is very important. replace saline solution after every use and make sure there is no fuzz or dust on them . even the smallest amount can harm your eye.
 After letting them soak and a good 10 minutes on each eye ( well more like 5) i got the contacts in..
HERES A CREEEPTASTICAL  makeup less picture of me with one contact in.
the color in my opinion is very natural looking and blends pretty well with my eyecolor  which as you can tell is a greenish/hazel.

OH man i am a winner with creepy not so cute pictures.
but point is they look pretty amazing! 
went putting them in yes i had a super hard time but that's because i blink a lot and almost never wear contacts
my eyes don't like the strange things i do to them sometimes hhaah
they contacts themselves once in, are very very comfortable. they took less than a minute to get used to them being in.
i could barely feel them.
They did however burn for a bit but not a horrible feeling, and like i said it didn't last very long .
I see perfectly fine ever when blinking or moving my eye a lot.
NOTE: i havent worn these for longer than 2.5 hours so i dont know how they feel for long days. When i do i will report back or add a note at the bottom of this post.

I absolutely love these contacts and i cant wait til i wear them with my ariel costume <3
Here's an overall score for all aspects of this product.
I will be scoring in Sparkling Hearts instead of Stars simply because i want to haha and it makes sense to me.
i will explain this scoring maybe tomorrow night 

Princess MARI

Sunday, February 26, 2012


 Things you will need
1.hair comb
2.hair brush ( red hairs not needed,sorry guys i forgot to clean it before i took the pic)
3.Some sort of mousse,hairspray something to control your mane.( even lotion is an option)
4.Bobbie pins! <3 at least 6-8 ( i keep a baggie of them in my makeup bag just in case)

Step 1
Brush out all your tangles 
Step 2
part your hair
i like a side part 

 Step 3 & 4
take one of the sides and begin to twist hair inward and pinning down .Repeat for the other side.

Step 5

Continue on both sides following the crown and curvature of your head until both sides meet at the bottom .
NOTE: there is no need to have perfect smooth hair. this is a messy look. 
 Step 6 & 7
twist both sides into a big twist.
roll the twist inward 

 FACT: sometimes i just roll hair carelessly and just pin it without twisting it together and neatly rolling it down .
Its an easier less technical way of doing this but you will get a rats nest after.
 Step 8
add a cute clip.
i like flowers but anything will work :D

Hair is out of your way and u have a flirty fun up do .in 5 minutes or less!

^.^ this is my favorite lazy hair do ever
and the best part i don't get a headache from it 
and its much cuter than a simple ol' pony tail.
Hope you enjoy!
let me know if you have any questions.ill try to clear things up if you get lost
much love
Princess Mari

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I have always wanted to do tag questions and now i TAG myself so i can answer them. HHAHAHA :D

1. Thing you cannot leave the house without?My keys,my walet,a lipgloss,touch up eyeliner.
2. Favorite brand of makeup? Its hard to choose but i think  its makeupforever 
3. Favorite flower? the hibiscus flower <3
4. Favorite clothing store? Forever21,H&M,target
5. Favorite perfume ? right now, WONDERSTRUCK by Taylor Swift 
6. Heels or flats? I cannot choose. i love them equally. SHOES!
7. Do you make good grades? I try to. :D
8. Favorite colors? Pink,Purple,teal, kelly green
9. Do you drink energy drinks? i try not to but  i have consumed some before.
10. Do you drink juice? not right now.. but  i love love love orange juice
11. Do you like swimming? DUH! swimming is amazing!
12. Do you eat fries with a fork?hhahah no thats silly. i like to use my hands
13. Favorite moisturizer? BOSCIA oil-free daily hydration
14. Do you want to get married later on in life?YES ! i cannot wait. its something i am very much looking forward to!
15. Do you get mad easily?hahaha nope  , i
16. Are you into ghost hunting?no , i am not. i guess its because i dont know anything about it .
17. Any phobias? CLOWNS! :( theyre the worst ever
18. Do you bite your nails?no :D
19. Have you ever had a near death experience?not yet, and i hope i dont have to deal with anything like that
20. Do you drink coffee?YES YES AND YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

those were some silly questions but they were fun :D

Oh the Shame

GUYS honestly , i am so so so sorry.
I suppose its because I'm so  new i cant come up with enough topics/ motivation to blog daily. I try but some days i just sit at the screen with no good thoughts or things to share. its pretty depressing but I'm working on it.
Lately i have been pretty unmotivated to do anything, i just want to sleep all day. 
Anyway i tried making a salt water hair spray, it didn't work so well so im going to try again tomorrow and see if i can blog about how that goes.
also I'm excited because in the next two weeks i should receive my extensions and my new blue contacts from pinkparadise.com
i also think i want new makeup from sugarpill..or limecrime.
im going to treat myself to fun stuff .
any suggestions? 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Expect more ... PAY LESS!

Expect More ... Pay Less. That's target's motto & honestly i think its right on, & i don't just say it because i work there. I love the place. All items are decently priced and once in a while you find a good "Online Only" or "Clearance" items. I found a few. =]

The first item i found was a Shimmer strips custom enhancing mascara due for GREEN eyes from physicians formula
Its a double mascara with a typical black side and a FUN lime green color for a pop of color and eye color enhancing.

A  swatch of the mascaras

Both brushes are the synthetic plastic mascara wands with small bristles (which I'm not a fan of)
the black color wand is much bigger which i love. 
The formula is really thick for both colors and can apply a bit clumpy  ( i don't mind clumpy lashes so it doesn't bug me )but if done carefully it shouldn't be a problem to remove clumps.
Its just a bit of extra work.
The 3 looks recommended are all fun 
but in my opinion the 1st "fun" look with just the green is a bit silly . Maybe for St.Patrick's Day or for costume but i would never  wear this alone.
The 2nd look is a typical black look .Nothing to say there other than I'm glad i have the option.
the last look is a combined look that recommends to apply the black under and highlight the lashes with the green to get a fun dramatic look.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look. and it indeed makes the little it of green i have in my eyes pop ! :D
(BTW I don't have green eyes , mine are hazel)
Overall the mascara is okay. my lashes look full but not much longer the colors do their job of making the color pop and for getting it at 30%+ my 10% employee discount. I'm not complaining. 
I definitely recommend this mascara if you need fullness and would like a pop of color to your mascara. 

The second item was the H.i.P Studio Secrets , HIGH INTENSITY Pigments BY L'OREAL
In color 918, RESTLESS
( The color is a rich iridescent champagne color with a hint of pink) 
The size of the product is quite portable , i actually sometimes find i cant find it in my bag because its quite small.
The brush is also a good portable size and it fits perfectly in my makeup bag without taking up alot of space.
It isn't the best brush in the world but it does its job .
I absolutely love this color of highlight under the eyebrow and of course the inter eye area . 
i might even use it for cheeks and nose for a pretty glow when i do fairy characters.
(for those who don't know i do children's birthday parties as well as cosplay so i do alot of character makeup )
The color applies quite well and its very build able . I love that in a shadow because i have more control as to how much i put on. Sometimes stronger colors are a pain because with one tap you can look like a clown if you don't have control. 
I love it. most likely will become part of my daily makeup routine.
you get 0.05oz (1.5 grams)

the last item i found was a H.i.P Color Truth Cream Eyeliner BY L'OREAL
In color 945,TEAL
This product is a very creamy cream liner .
This color is  a pretty dark teal with shimmer of the same shade.
The color transfers pretty well and you don't need much product.
It glides on very smoothly and creamy. 
The brush isn't my favorite , it actually kind of scratches when and so i use a angled eyeliner from Sephora.
The sizing is pretty good but the pot looks like you are getting more product than u actually get. There is alot of extra bottling. 
kind of deceiving but if you read the size of the product you shouldn't be shocked right?
it actually has 0.15 oz (4.5 grams ) of product which is pretty good for 5.34 :D 
I absolutely love this shade and i think its a great way to add color with out going all crazy with shadow.
plus its so easy to handle its kind of hard to mess up which is a super plus when you aren't so good at lining .
definitely a good way to start with colored liner ,if you aren't used to it.

I actually really liked these items and I'm so happy i found them while i was wandering the aisles like a dork during my break
AND for those of you Jason Woo fans.
I'm about to make you jello.
I found me this baby
for a price i wont say because i might get murdered for.
ALL I can say is i got lucky :D 
i like to think it was meant to be.

Other than that today was great, work was blah but workout was good minus the fact that my knee is KILLING ME!
OH AND ...
Weight loss for week 2:2 lbs
total loss: 7 lbs
I think I'm doing good. :D
COMING SOON: review on a pair of circle lenses purchased at pink paradise and hopefully my review on 4 amazing and very different hair extension companies.:D SO excited!!
much love guys! 
Princess Mari

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I love you because.. TOP 10 beauty products

So as some of you may know , among many other obsessions i have, one of the biggest ones i  deal with is my obsession with beauty products and techniques.  I absolutely love anything that has to do with hair,nails and most of all makeup! With that said i wanted to share my top 10 beauty products that i cannot live without and that i just LOVE LOVE LOVE.
These are listed in no particular order: i just love them all !

10.Sugarpill "Burning Heart" palette: I am uber obsessed with SUGARPILL cosmetics! All their colors are vibrant,immensely pigmented and just beautiful. On the website there is  2 palettes to choose from but by far my favorite is "Burning Heart"
The colors included in this palette are:Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+,  and Poison Plum
The formula on these shadows is smooth and they blend beautifully! My absolute favorite color is poison plum, but all colors are AMAZIINGGGG!
This palette is $34 plus sugarpill's standard shipping fee of $5 and tax.
you can purchase this palette and all sugarpill cosmetics at

9. Deeeeep 3 minute miracle moisture treatment BY Aussie.
This conditioner is a hair savior. Honestly. My hair feels smooth and flowy when i use this product. Being someone that dyes her hair , i have pretty damaged hair but with this product my hair feels nice and healthy! I absolutely love it. The texture of the product is thick and creamy & it does not weight down my hair or make it greasy and gross.JUST PURE AMAZING!Plus it smells BOMB lol
I'm sure you can buy this at any drug store for no more than $4 .

8. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Original : I honestly have tried so many primers for eye shadows and i ALWAYS go back to this baby. I apply it before my eyeshadow and it helps the color not only last long but to look vibrant and amazing. Ive paired this with the cheapest of shadows and they look So much better with this as a base. :D MUST HAVE. If you don't wear this as a primer might as well just not wear eyeshadow cuz its gonna look like crap. haha well its not gonna look as amazing as it would with this!

7. MAKEUP FOR EVER HD FOUNDATION: This stuff makes me look flawless. No concealer or powder needed ( altough i still apply it) . It leaves a smooth ,flawless finish to the face and does not feel cakey or heavy. I prefer it to any other foundation . its pure magic. AND when i worked at sephora every person i tried this on bought it. its too good.
You can purchase this product at :www.sephora.com or any sephora store or  Also local makeup stores carry their products so make sure to ask :D
PRICE FOR A 1.1 oz bottle is $40

As i reviewed last night , this lip color is amazing. it applies as a lip gloss but dried a beautiful velvet matte color. It Last very long time and i don't have to worry about reapplying or smudging . The colors i have are great , colorful and vibrant , just how i like my lipstick. BOLD.
 You can purchase this item at www,sephora.com or your local sephora store for $19 a tube .

5. E.L.F liquid eyeliner in Black #4203: This eyeliner is smudge proof and most importantly very easy to apply. I don't have to pull my eyelid and i can have perfect winged liner in just a few minutes. so easy and so cheap.
I found mine at my local target for only $1!! 

4.Smith's Rosebud Salve: This is the most moisturizing lip balm I've ever come across.Not sticky at all and  It leaves my lips feeling smooth and flake free. This item can also be used to calm stinging on mild burns,rashes  and can help with dryness on elbows,hands and knees! It smells like spring! :D OH! and it last forever and a half.!!!!!!!!
you can purchase this athttp://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P42204 or your local sephora for $ 6

3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on eyeliner in ZERO:  This is the BEST Pencil liner.It goes on smoothly and last for hours without smudging or giving me ugly raccoon eyes! When applied it stays creamy for a few seconds for on purpose smudging and after stays put like a eyeliner should. The color is super black !
you can get this liner at http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P133707 or your local Sephora store as well as ULTA stores. and Urbandecay.com for $19 for a 0.04 oz pencil.

2. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder: This powder brightens the face without any  shimmer or glitter to the face. just an all natural ,light glow. Its light and does not settle into small wrinkles .Its also great to place over eyeliner or lipstick to make them long lasting! i makes everything last so much more !!!  I'm in love with this i protect it like its my baby.
you can purchase this athttp://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P133707 or your local Sephora Store for $22 for  0.14 oz

1. FAIRYDROPS   Scandal Queen Mascara:  This Japanese formula is a waterproof and sweat proof mascara that makes lashes look like long falsies!! The brush  and fibers in the formula allow to get even the smallest of eyelashes giving you a doll like effect to your lashes.If i had to choose one makeup product to wear forever and nothing else it would be this mascara! long lashes= cute happy mariel.
you can purchase this product http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P281302&categoryId=B70 or at your local Sephora
For $24 .
well there you go guys! These are my top picks for makeup . Although i am missing 2 or 3 i would like to add because they are so amazing! maybe in another blog ill let you know what they are!
 I don't know what i would do if these products didn't exist they are just too good and i will cry if any of these disappear.!!!! what are your favorites? let me know!
Much love,
Princess Mariel