Sunday, April 6, 2008

What's in a Name?

I learned bout this site from fellow blogger addict Liz of Li(z)terati.

You entered: ___________

There are 14 letters in your name.
Those 14 letters total to 62
There are 6 vowels and 8 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

GermanFemaleFeminine form of Bernard: From an Old German compound meaning bear-hard, or brave as a bear.
FrenchFemaleA feminine form of Bernard. St Bernadette was a French peasant girl whose 19th century visions of Virgin Mary prompted the establishment of the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes. Feminine of Bernard. St. Bernadette was canonized in 1933.

Your number is: 8

The characteristics of #8 are: Practical endeavors, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.

The expression or destiny for #8:
Your Expression is represented by the number 8. The 8 Expression is well-equipped in a managerial sense. You have outstanding organizational and administrative capabilities. You have the potential for considerable achievement in business or other powerful positions. You can expect to receive the financial and material rewards. You have the skill and abilities to establish or operate a business with great efficiency. You have good judgment when it comes to money and commercial matters, and you understand how to build and accumulate material wealth. Much of your success (or lack of it) may come due to your ability (or inability) to judge character. With the number 8 Expression, you exercise sound judgment in most of your affairs; you are realistic and practical in your approach to business matters.

The positive 8 Expression produces individuals that are very ambitious and goal-oriented. If the 8 energy is not in excess in your makeup, you will no doubt express these traits to some extent. No one has any more energy that a person with the 8 Expression who has a plan laid and is starting to work. No one has any more self-confidence, either. If you are expressing the positive qualities of 8, you are an outstanding manager because you can plan, initiate, and complete projects; you are very dependable and determined.

As it always happens, there can be too much of a good thing. If you have too much of the 8 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes. A negative 8 can be very rigid and stubborn. Ambition sometimes has a way of becoming over-ambition, and you may express an unreasonable impatience with the lack of progress. If your negative side is showing, you may be too exacting, both of yourself and of others. Sometimes this can even becomes a case of intolerance.

The number 8 is very materialistic and also very desirous of status and power. Neither of these drives are inherently negative unless they are taken to an extreme. You must avoid the tendency to strain after money, material matters, status, or power, to the detriment of the other important factors in your life.

Your Soul Urge number is: 8

A Soul Urge number of 8 means:
With an 8 soul urge, you have a natural flair for big business and the challenges imposed by the commercial world. Power, status and success are very important to you. You have strong urges to supervise, organize and lead. Material desires are also very pronounced. You have good executive abilities, and with these, confidence, energy and ambition.

Your mind is analytical and judgment sound; you're a good judge of material values and also human character. Self-controlled, you rarely let emotions cloud judgment. You are somewhat of an organizer at heart, and you like to keep those beneath you organized and on a proper track. This is a personality that wants to lead, not follow. You want to be known for your planning ability and solid judgment.

The negative aspects of the 8 soul urge are the often dominating and exacting attitude. You may have a tendency to be very rigid, sometimes stubborn.

Your Inner Dream number is: 9

An Inner Dream number of 9 means:
You dream of being creative, intellectual, and universal; the selfless humanitarian. You understand the needy and what to help them. You would love to be a person people count on for support and advice.

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Coastal Scents haul

Happy Mail Day! Yay!

From Coastal Scents

Hi-Lite Violet, Chintz Pink, Tabitha
Rose Sparks, Aqua Zone, Pandora

their freebie

Took advantage of their BOGO for eyeshadows. Got some face brushes, too! Although, my package is lacking one eyeliner brush (hmmmph!).

What I like bout them is their uber-fast shipping (less than 10 days for international shipping), & uber-cheap prices. What I don't like bout them is that I'm missing a product in my order!

I've heard a lot of raves bout their brushes and after seeing Koren's vid bout these brushes I decided to try it out myself, since i'm still shopping around for good brushes. My verdict on the brushes: For less than $10 for each brushes, I really can't complain much, coz I think I'm just getting what I paid for. It was ok, not very good as I've had better.
The pink stippling brush has that initial synthetic-y smell which eventually fades out once washed. It also sheds like crazy, good thing it's densely-packed. The bristles or hairs are actually quite soft but firm enough for a stippling method application. What I love about it > pink girly handles. What I hate about it > sheds.

The large paddle face brush (w/c they are comparing to MAC 134) does not shed as much. It has a large head, perfect for covering more areas cutting application time in half (perfect for slow-pokes like me). This is also pretty dense. It doesn't have any smell at all. Downside is that this brush is not as soft as would want it, kinda scratchy, not too much though, just a bit.

These brushes would do, while I save up for those much-coveted MAC brushes.

My current HG Mineral Foundation

As yah all know, I've been a staunch user of mineral make-up since January. I realized that I've been putting too much goop on my face, all of which more or less contains substances which could be really toxic to my health. So upon learning bout mmu, I got hooked. It's like make-up going organic! Yay!

So in my never ending search for the ultimate HG material, I stumbled upon Joppa Minerals. Am a sucker for good deals, great buys, sales (am such a cheap-O). I ordered foundation samples from them, some blushes and eyeshadows as well. Am not the eye-make-up type (simply because i dunno how, geez I can't believe i got this old not knowing how to put more than 1 e/s color **cringes in shame**), but since i started sampling and manic-ordering (my dependable credit card always handy), I've quite racked up a few shadows here and there. From EDM (my first buy), Lumiere, Joppa, Meow, Coastal Scents... Anyway, back to original topic, I ordered a total of 6 foundation+fin powder samples, quite cheap too as 3 jar sample only cost me $3. They come in jars, which I prefer, coz some companies put the samples in baggies which can be too messy (too time-consuming!). Light #2 & #3 in soft & full coverage, Prairie Wheat & Nutmeg in Simple Radiance, plus Finishing silk in Sheer & Medium. All foundie shades were too dark save for Prairie Wheat which suits me perfectly. I think I'm acidic since the foundation darkens on me after some time, so I learned that I need to choose a shade lighter than my skintone.

I'm really loving my Joppa foundation and have been using it quite frequently. I will be ordering full pots real soon (just waiting for a great deal on their website, *winks*). It has a soft, velvety feel and has a very smooth finish. It also provides good coverage, I'll say medium coverage but buildable for those who prefer heavier coverage. It's non-matte, and gives that soft dewy, glowy but not shiny look Best of all, it doesn't cake and stays on me the whole day (I just retouched w/ the finishing silk mid-day). All in all, I love this product. I almost gave up on this coz most of the shades I got were off and i got to test this later than the rest of my loot. Another thing I learned, Never give up, keep trying, and that's not just for make-up

Some FOTDs using Joppa Prairie Wheat

This is me when I got home from work!

Casual Friday FOTD

My look last Friday!

This is why i never post FOTD/EOTD pics before! Am just using my mobile phone's cam so the picture quality is terrible. I gotta get myself my Sony Cybershot real soon! Am such a camwhore w/o a cam, huh!

What I used:
Joppa's Simple Radiance Foundation in Prairie Wheat, EDM Multitasking Concealer, Finishing Powder in Medium, Meow's Clawset Case Blush, Joppa Glowing for illuminating & highlighting
Maybelline Water Shine Essence in Bewitching Pink as lipcolor
TBS Shimmer waves on eyes


It's been a while...

Since i posted and I'm itchin to blog again...been MIA for a couple of weeks already...a lot has gone by and been too lazy to do much bloggin'. crazy lazy days...and well, I've been doin a bit of jobhuntin lately, coz i just left my call-center life. It's sad to leave the friends I've grown to love, and the job I've given my heart to. But a girl's gotta do that and move on to a much better life and hopefully make new friends in this new exciting endeavor.

And of course, life goes on!