Monday, June 22, 2009

OnlyXLindah's Giveaway

So, the lovely Linda from OnlyXLindah is having a fun giveaway! What you have to do is:

-Be a follower
-Guess her correct age
-Put up a post on your blog about her giveaway & link it back to her blog
-Have fun!

First Prize:

Second Prize:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Topaz Horizon Beauty Giveaway

Go check out Topaz Horizon's Beauty Giveaway! She is giving out some awesome stuff, click on the pictures to find out how you can win it!

First Prize:

Second Prize:

Third Prize:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Lil Flashback

.....into my Past, Present, & Future.
(Warning: This Post is Photo heavy)

It was the night of October 15th, 1989, when I was brought into this world. My parents named me Dora Pangchia Thao. I was their first child. I was born in Orange County, CA. To start off, I am Hmong. And I know there aren't alot of people out there that are familiar with what that is. It's a long story, so if you really want to know i suggest you Google it just like everyone else. I know every once in a while I do. Just because I get so confused from all the stories. But anyways, I am the first born child of Tong Kou Thao & Mailor Lor. I have 4 younger sisters & 2 baby brothers. I've taken care of them all my life til now. I've lived some of my life in California and in North Carolina. I grew up going to church every Sunday. So I am a BIG believer in Christ. About 3 years ago I've finally accepted Him as my Savior & was baptized.

A Picture of My Mother holding me.

Growing up in California, I lived around most of my family. My most fondest memories are of my loving grandmother. She mostly took care of me. I went every where with her and she of course the role of a grandmother, bought me everything I wanted. That only lasted for a short time though. My grandmother died about 3-4 years ago due to an unsolved crime. Till this day we still have no clue if it was suiccide or murder. I miss her so. Here is a picture of her as a loving memory.

Here she is in Hmong Clothes during our annual New Years Celebration

Here I am in my most favorite dress w/ matching headband. (Probably 1-2 years)

My Sister Tiffany & I

Over the years, my family & I have moved a lot causing me to attend lots of different schools. This is a BIG reason why I never got active in school. Never joined clubs, sports, school dances. I was your average "loner" with other kids that I just called friends for a while. I never "belonged" anywhere until we moved back to Fresno, California after living in North Carolina for 6 years. I started as a 7th Grader at Kings Canyon Middle School (KCMS). And I met tons of other hmong kids too! It was easier for me to get along with these kids because we had things in common. I became so attached to my friends even though I never really got to "hang out" or get to know them very well.

Me 7th Grade year

Our "Group" at the end of 8th Grade Year.

It wasn't til freshman year in highschool that I had a best friend relationship. We went to KCMS together but we were never as close as she was with her BFF's. When we found out that we were the only two from the group that went to Theodore Roosevelt High School, we decided to stay together & support eachother in every way. So that was when I truly felt like I was on top of the world. It didn't matter if school or life was pain, I had a friend I could turn to.

Me & Kabao

But it wasn't long after we started our wonderful friendship together, that my parents decided to move up to Oregon. I was going to have to leave her behind. Just when I thought everything was perfect, my Dad decides to get a job in Oregon. Kabao, thats her name, was very sad when I delivered the news. She didn't want me to leave, I didn't blame her. But I've truly missed lots of memories that we had in my Middle School-early High School Years.
These were pictures from my last week with my friends in school.

Kabao & I still keep in touch with eachother. We call/text/message eachother once in a while to keep each other updated on our lives. But on to what is happening TODAY! As of right now, I reside in Oregon with my loving husband. And I am happily married. I married him when I was 15 years old. When we first talked to eachother on the phone it was like "love at first sight." We just knew that we were meant to be. He was the most Romantic person ever. I don't know where or what I would be with out him in my life.

Here's the beginning of our relationship.

These Pictures were taken right before we decided to get married.

So here we are after 9 months of just dating, we decide to elope & get married. And I have to warn you, for some reason after we got married, we just somehow got carried away & gained so much weight. Everyone says "thats what happens when you get married, you're just too happy!" I dont know if thats what really happened, but I do know one thing, I love him so much & I love him now more than ever. He's stuck by my side through everything. And if it wasn't for his love & support, I wouldn't be who I am today! Love you HUNNY!! We've talked & talked and we've been planning our future together. He has plans to go into a Fire Academy to become a Firefighter, and as for me, I am planning to register for Beauty School sometime this year to become a cosmetologist!

Got married February 21st, 2005

This picture was from the morning of our wedding.

These are our most recent pictures professional-wise from 2 christmas's ago.

& Here we are today!

Taken a month ago at the coast.

5 Random Facts that I know You dont know about ME!
1.) I love to sing. I might even post a video up sometimes to show you.
2.) Everyone says I'm a perfectionist, but my room is a pig sty.
3.) I'm a dork, I'm gullible, I forget & lose things and I fall for everything.
(NOTE: Thats why I also got the nickname Dory)
4.) I like to go outside every time after it rains & take a deep breath in.
5.) VERY PERSONAL: I was regular with my periods up until I got married, and ever since I've been very irregular. I get so scared sometimes cause I'll go a year without one. But just recently, like last month, I went jogging for a week & it came in for a full week. And this month I've started again! So I'm excited. hahaha

Thanks to Ketmany for throwing this great Giveaway. I've now been able to get a bit more personal with my followers. I hope this Intro to my life was worth reading! Let me know what you think! And also I want to know more about you too! Leave a comment! Follow my Blog & yeah! Take Care everyone!

Friday, June 19, 2009

M.A.C Style Warrior Look Contest Entry

Thanks to XOXO, Krystal for throwing this awesome Once Upon A MAC Contest. Here is my entry on the look I chose.

The Look:

My Look:

What I used to reCreate the look:

For Eyes:
- CS 88 Shimmer Palette (Silver, Gold & Brown)
- CS Eye Poxy Primer
- Alima Shimmer Shadow in Meadow
-Black Eyeliner by Icing by Claire's
- CG Exact Eyelights in Black Pearl

For Lips:
Yes to Carrots Lip tint in Sunset Pink
-Ten Beauty lipgloss in Glam
-Sweetscents Monarch Gold pigments on lips

For Face:
-Loreal True Match foundation in W4 Natural Beige
-MAC Studio Fix in C4
-MAC Skinfinish in Light Medium/ Natural
-Pro Blush Palette (Orange-y Blush)
- E.L.F Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Alima Samples in the Mail

I've received my mineral samples from the other day & haven't had time to do a full-on review & look but I just wanted to show you the swatches and let you know whats I'll have up next! Enjoy!

Whitz World of Makeup & Beauty's First Giveaway

Hurry UP!!! Whitz World of Makeup & Beauty is having her first Giveaway & its about to end soon! Click to find out how you can get a chance to win this awesome product! Thanks Whitz for having this Giveaway!

AbcgrrrL's First Giveaway

AbcGrrrL's having her first Giveaway!

Click & go to her blog to find out how you can get a chance to win these awesome prizes! Thanks girl!

Brand New MAC Hello Kitty Pink Fish Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15

Infamous Pinkfish’s “relative” you can adopt and give a good home to! The sex is undetermined, but I’d like to know what you name Pinkfish’s “relative” upon adoption.

OPI Sand in my suit (right), Bronzed to perfection(left) [perfect combo for Summertime on the beach]
All polishes are from the South Beach Collection.

Kawaii Pink Hello Kitty Toe Separators

HURRY GIVEAWAY ENDS on June 28nd 2009 at 11:59 PST

Pinkfish Pie Contest

Pinkfish Pie is having a great giveaway! Click to find out how you can get a chance to win it! FOLLOW HER BLOG!!!
2 shades of Barbara Daly for Tesco Concealers (Choose 2 between fair. medium or warm)Along with a few beauty samples and of course, Asian candy.

This contest ends on the 22nd June at MIDNIGHT GMT + 0.00. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on the 23rd of June.

My Sweet Fix giveaway

Here's a giveaway for you guys!My Sweet Fix is having a great giveaway. Go enter! And make sure you follow her blog first.. she's very lovely...
Read on for the prizes and the rules of this giveaway! (copied from her post)


French Manicure Set which includes the following:
*Top Coat
* Base Coat
* Nail Hardener
*French White Nail Polish
* French Pink Nail Polish
* Nail Decals (for that added jazz on your classic french manicure)

+ A Surprise MAC product and other makeup/skincare related items!

1.) You must be a subscriber/follower
2.) You need to repost her giveaway in your blog including the link to this post and the picture of the prizes (You only need to include the first picture of the prizes)
3.) Write in the comment portion the link to where you have reposted my giveaway, no need to include your email since I'll be contacting you in your blog if you win... This is also a way to prevent spammers to spam your inbox...
4.) If you are a new follower include the link where you found out about my giveaway

- This giveaway is open to anyone in the world
- The more referrals to your blog the more entries you earn...
- For questions, just ask in the comment section....
-Contest ends July 9, 2009

Luluchinadoll Giveaway

Luluchinadoll is going to celebrate summer and as a “thank you” to all her lovely readers, she is going to have a small

Summer Celebration Contest!

The Goodies:

- Cute mouse key chain (She had to pick her up because she has a pink bow on her tail!)

- Korres watermelon body scrub (because watermelon is her favorite summer time fruit)

- Hello Kitty stamp

- Urban Decay Lip Gloss in FIREWORKS (to celebrate the 4th of July – her favorite summer holiday because of the pretty fireworks!)

- A blue whale eraser

- And more…

The Rules:

Be a follower of her blog. If she gets over 100 followers She will have more prizes for more winners!

Please post the contest information on your blog and help spread the words, please repost the link via comment.

Since she is moving into a new house soon and she needs inspirations/suggestions on new things to shop for, please write in the comment box what is one item (or more if you wish) in your household that you cannot live without (doesn’t have to be beauty related), and why.

Include your email address so she can contact you if you win (to avoid spammers, please make sure you write your email in “luluchinadoll at gmail dot com” format).

This contest is open to all of followers anywhere in the world!

The deadline to enter will be June 19th, 2009 @ 5PM, PST.

I will use to determine the winner(s) upon contest deadline.

Also, if you are under 18 years old of age, please make sure you have your parents’ permission before entering.

(Copied from her Post)


Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Coastal Scents Palette Purchase from YT

Thanks to Michelle from LUCKYVAN23, She was selling some stuff that she didnt use much. I've been wanting to buy the neutral palette so here was my chance. I recieved it the other day & when I opened it, I noticed she threw in a couple of goodies...

Neutral CS Palette, Stila Convertible Eye Color, ELF Brush & Cherry Lip Gloss

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Haul

Just showing you a couple ( and I mean A COUPLE) of things I picked up while I was at Target!

Yes To Carrots (C Love Color) Lip Tints Review

Thanks to LeslieLovesMakeup's review on these Lip Tints, I was driven to go out & grab them for my self. I remember walking past the cosmetic aisles and seeing them & wanting to purchase them, but never got around to it until I read her review on it. PLUS I have been looking for some pretty good lip tints, so when Leslie put in her review, I knew I had to go back for them & try it for myself. I LOVE them...

Here's the swatches:
From Left to Right: Cotton Candy, Sunset Pink, & Coral Sunshine

Pros: -Moisturizes
-Has a hint of color
-Shimmer w/o the chunks
-Keeps my lips soft
-95% Organic
- & packed with anitoxidants
-Perfect "throw in your purse" size

Cons: -None
-A bit of minty numbness (but still doable)

(in same order as above)