Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stacy's Giveaway Package + Revlon Haul

This is my "HI!!!!!" face. *insert frantic waving hand to all bloggers reading this* Hahaha... I'm so awkward it's insane.

Moving on to the post...

I hauled some Revlon lipsticks that I must share with you guys because I'm totally in love with them.

Revlon Matte Lipstick - Pink Pout (without flash)
This picture does NO justice to this lipstick. It's actually a very pretty light pink. I wore this for the first time today and so far I'm very impressed with this. I read on SwatchCrazee's blog that this is about a shade lighter then Mac's Pink Nouveau. I don't own Pink Nouveau but if you go to her post here you can see for yourselves :).

I read a lot of reviews that said that Revlon Matte lipsticks were very drying but I didn't have this issue at all during my 7+ hours of wearing it. I did put a layer of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick on my lips before applying the lipstick. I finished my lips with Mac's Florabundance on top of this and it gave me a wonderful pink lip. Regretfully, I didn't take any pictures, but I'll be sure to include a pic soon with this lippie.

Revlon Matte Lipstick- Pink About It (without flash)
I've only swatched this on my hand so far but the color still scares me a bit. It is more of a strawberry red in my opinion than a pink. It's extreamly bright too... I have no idea when I'll ever wear this but when I do I'll be sure to post a picture haha.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (Pearl Finish)- Gentlemen Prefer Pink
Without flash (can you see my China Glaze haul... hahaha next post :) )

With flash

I picked this lipstick out on a total whim, no lie. I was just standing looking at the colors and grabbed this one and asked Cori if she liked it and she said she thought the color was cute so I bought it. Little did I know that I would fall in love with this lippie. It's a very cute pink and and it lasts for a while. Again, I had no problem with drying but I tend to always put either cocoa butter or chapstick on my lips first because I hate having chapped lips, espeically with lipsticks.

I got bored and decided to play with my new lipsticks. Here's the product of my boredom:
I blended Gentlemen Prefer Pink and Pink Pout together and topped it with NYX Smokey Look (159) that I got from Stacy from her giveaway (see below).

^ Revlon Lipsticks side by side w/ flash. Top to Bottom: Pink About It, Pink Pout, Gentlemen Prefer Pink

^ without flash

And of course I have to include a swatch!
L to R with Flash: NYX Smokey Look, NYX Frosted Biege, Gentlemen Prefer Pink, Pink About It, Pink Pout
Same order, without flash

So Mai (Maitai [I love her blog! Her pictures and posts are always so interesting]) and I won Stacy's (stacieeelovesit) giveaway! I was so excited cause I've never won anything before and I love Stacy (and her blog :) ) so I couldn't wait to see what goodies would come in the mail. I loved everything she got me! Here's a few pics:

EEP! Words cannot express how happy/grateful I am for her gifts. I'm especially in love with the NYX glosses she included. I've tried both of them for work and they look wonderful (will swatch later for you guys :) ).

So I've been on a mission to live up this summer as much as possible which is why I become MIA from blogger. I went mini golfing with Donna, Donna's brother, and JPromster last week and here's my favorite picture that I stole from Donna from the event.

Oh yeah. We were proud of our golf balls.

This whole having a bit of freedom during the summer (instead of school) has given me a new outlook on life. I used to let a lot of things eat at me and be bothered by so much drama, but I'm determined to just let go of a lot of it. Not let things bug me so much and to put it simply, "brush the dirt off my shoulder." Life is honestly too short to be bothered by things and people that aren't worth the effort. Drama is so unnecessary and is so middle school. Part of growing up is leaving stuff in the past and that is what I plan on doing. As much as I hate getting older (my secret wish is to be forever 17 cause I had the time of my life at 17), it's going to happen and there is nothing I can do to stop it, so why not embrace it and fill my life with wonderful people who love me for who I am and have done nothing but been there for all the smiles, laughs, and tears?

Ok so enough about my new philosophy.

I also got to hang out with Cori D 4 days in a row! I swear this hasn't happened since summer of 06, but I love hanging out with this girl and I hate how responsiblities come in the way of our hang out time! We took a little trip to Rita's to hang out with our friend Philip.
Cori D! Rockin' my black and white Wayfarers that I got from Forever 21 :) This lovely chica is turning 21 this Friday and I know how much she loves them so they're offically hers. <3 style="text-align: center;">

RITAS! It's almost as good as Froyo. They have the yummiest Custard ever. I didn't get anything the day we went but I always get the twist of Vanilla and Chocolate custard in a waffle cone with rainbow sprinkles on the side so I can dunk my custard into it so every bite is a sprinkle bite. Haha, I just realized how childish that sounded! But seriously, I ate at this place at least once a week during the summer of '06. Their Italian ice is pretty gosh darn yummy too. I'm sure I'll have actual pictures of their yum yums in later posts.
My friend Philip who I haven't seen in at least 4 months or so. Haha, I think he looks like such a stud muffin in this picture. He's a fire fighter, thus his little radio thing-a-ma-bobber and his guns (what I like to call biceps). He was the only one from his squad at the station that day but Cori and I begged and pleaded for him to come out and meet us ( I told him that Rita's was on fire and it was his duty to put it out. :) ) because we hadn't seen him in forever. Seeing him just makes me more excited because I can't wait to be reunited with all my old friends at Cori's 21st birthday party. It's the one of the few events all summer that brings us all back together regardless of what we're all doing. It's going to be such a shit show, I can't wait. XD

Amy (Amy Naree) was sweet enough to give me the Perky Blogger award! Please go follow her now if you haven't already. I love reading her blog post; she's got the most amazing jewlary and clothes and I adore her FOTD and Amy is so sweet and just down right adorable and we're almost twins haha :) Thanks again for the award, Darling!


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Christine (Closet Rebel)
Amy (Amy Naree) (cause you're that awesome!)
Roseilee (Roseileeeee)
Stacy (Stacieeelovesit)
Sylvia (Chaotic Cookie)
Shop N' Chomp
Donna (Domoyogato)

I adore reading these girls blogs and they're always so happy and I've gotten to know them a little bit and they're all simply amazing people.

'Till next time, lovers.



  1. Hi!Christine thank you for following
    Take care!


  2. Great new outlook on life....I totally agree! :)

    Congrats on winning the giveaway! You got a great stash of goodies, girl!

    P.S Love your "HI!!!!!" face XD

  3. What a way to look at life - enjoying your summer. I should be doing it. But man, it's so expensive! Haha. =[

    And what a lovely winning package! You must be enjoying it very well.

  4. nice haul! i'm a sucker for pink lippies myself :) thanks for the award.. now i'm 2x perky *__*

  5. WOW! cool blog, totally enjoy reading what you have to say. btw, nice lipsticks and congrats on winning the giveaway! Check my blog out: www.nikolemylifemystyle.blogspot.com
    Hope you join!

  6. Congrats for winning Stacy's giveaway!

  7. I'm really loving the Gentlemen Prefer Pink lipstick by Revlon. It's such a gorgeous color and great swatch on your skin... hehe~

    I totally agree the NYX lipgloss in Beige isn't beige at all. It's such a pretty color natural pink. It's kind of funny that lipgloss reminded you of me. I'm glad people remember me for the littlest thing... hehe~ :)

  8. does he have a permit for those guns?!?! hahahahaha

  9. congratulations on winning a giveaway :)

    the revlon lipsticks look really nice. i dont own any matte lippies maybe i should definitely try those out.

  10. I like that heart necklace! And the lipsticks look really nice! Congrats on winning!

  11. I'm glad you like my gifts dear! <3

  12. Thank you for the award!! Damn i'm super late for commenting. Sorry about that. You look adorable in the pic with the golf balls. <3