Oh, did I say a week?

I think I meant a month >_<

I’m finally back in school, and while I haven’t attended many classes (I should really go to class more often…) I’m excited for the semester! Getting straight A’s will be a little hard, but I’m sure I can at least manage making the dean’s list.

There’s been some difficulty with my financial aid. It was supposed to have been disbursed last week, yet here I am, still poor T_T At least I was able to go grocery shopping so I won’t starve. I spent $99.83 on food. I have never spent so much before! I was able to get a lot of stuff too. I made a promise to myself that I won’t eat out this semester unless I’m with someone else for lunch, or when I go out with my roommates. This way I can save a lot of money, and help out my waistline. It was eating out that caused me to gain 30 pounds over the past year that I’ve been in college, and I’ve had difficulty getting rid of it. I’ve been going up and down over the past few months with my weight, but hopefully I’ll be back to my pre-university weight by Christmas, if not sooner.

The other day I went to the mall with my roommate Jennifer and her friend (our friend?) Kewanda. It was actually a lot of fun! While I did feel a little uncomfortable at times, the trip was an overall huge success. Kewanda got her makeup professionally done for the first time ever at Chanel, she looked great! I was really happy for her.

I ended up buying a ton of stuff >_>;; I originally just wanted to get my toner from Clinique, but I ended up buying a foundation and liquid eyeliner at MAC; the toner along with a sunblock at Clinique (I even got a free bag of goodies!); and a lipstick, perfume, and eyeliner at Chanel. All in all, I spent roughly $230 on my Dillard’s card. Sigh. I wanted to buy a new tv, but that definitely isn’t happening anymore. Oh well, I’m extremely satisfied with my purchases regardless.

My mom is in the market looking to buy a new car for me. I’m so excited, but trying to not get my hopes up too much because you can never be too careful. Our house has a sinkhole so she was going to use some of the money from the check to get me a car since I need one. Too bad the guy is being really weird and refuses to sign the check =_= I’m positive that that’s illegal, but I’ll just let my mother deal with it while I wait for my little piece of freedom :p

Well, that’s it for my update! I’ll post again with pictures of my purchases, hopefully by this weekend since I have a Chinese exam coming up on Wednesday that I have not studied for at all.

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Loreal Paris Colour Riche Balm review

My friend W and I went to CVS today after our Chinese exam, because, well, we’re students who really have nothing better to do :p

I originally wanted to get a tube of mascara but it was all so expensive! I saw there was a promotion for Loreal where you get $5 extra bucks for the first $10 you spend on the brand, so I picked up the Colour Riche lip balms I’ve heard so much about!

After much debate on which shades to get (there are only six or seven, if I remember correctly), I decided on shades 819 Caramel Comfort, a sweet nude color, and 518 Tender Mauve, a, well, tender mauve :p

819 Caramel Comfort on the left, and 518 Tender Mauve on the right

The swatches look so pretty, don’t they?

Well, too bad they aren’t so great for me. While they’re super smooth (for the most part) and make my lips feel incredibly hydrated, there is so much SHIMMER! You can even see some of it in this photo! Tender Mauve especially, I could feel the shimmer on my lips and it feels pretty uncomfortable. The way the light reflects it makes my lips look ridiculously huge, as well. It may be a good thing for thinner-lipped ladies, but not for me. Sadly, I’ll have to return them.

Rating: C+

Better luck next time around, I guess.

If the product sounds like something you’d like (really, just because I’m not a fan doesn’t mean these balms aren’t excellent otherwise), you can find them at any major drugstore or supermarket. I bought mine for $7.49 each.

I need a better hobby.

My boyfriend says I need a hobby.

Well, I always thought that blogging, shopping, and watching foreign dramas were good hobbies, but apparently they aren’t. So, I’ve decided to take up sewing and knitting. Why not, right? They’re valuable skills. I also want to get certified in CPR and first aid, so I’ll look for some classes offered in my area.

To be honest, I’m really bored with my life at the moment. I can’t seem to do anything right, even the things that I like. I need something to keep me busy. But at least the days are getting longer so I can stay out more. That’s one good thing.

As a recap for this past (incredibly uneventful save for one day) spring break, I went “window-shopping”, went on an adventure that tested my physical strength, and practiced my Chinese. I don’t want school to start, but I need to be productive so I won’t complain.

Anyway, here are my previous purchases as promised:

Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizing gel with pump. The actual product is at my sink and my roommate is there so I’m just putting the photo of the box. $24.50 at Clinique counters or online.

MAC Sheen Supreme in Korean Candy (repromote). I LOVE this color! Wow! It’s a nice pinky-coraly-orange. Looks very orange on me, but it is so perfect. Has a nice finish and is very moisturizing. $14.50? at MAC counters and online.

From left to right: Rimmel Lasting Finish pro nail polishes in 230 Hot Cocoa, 270 Steel Grey; MAC Sheen Supreme in Korean Candy; Bath and Body Works body lotion in Sea Island Cotton; Maybelline waterproof ultra liner in dark brown; Garnier Fructis curl sculpting cream gel; Revlon top sped fast dry nail enamel in 430 Chili; Rimmel Lasting Finish pro nail polish in 240 English Rose; O.P.I Avioplex nail and cuticle replenishing oil; Revlon multi care base+top coat; Keychain for school spirit!; and MAC Powerpoint eye pencil in stubborn brown. I bought everything either at CVS, Amazon, and the mall.

Last, but not least!

Long sleeve vnecks ($6.80) and plain black cami ($2.80) from Forever21.

Thinking about it, doesn’t it look like I do a lot of shopping? Uh oh. Well, some of the polishes I bought in January, and the rest I bought over the time span of roughly six weeks.

I’ll be reviewing the nail polishes possibly tomorrow or Tuesday! But don’t hold me to that, I keep procrastinating…

For now, I’m just going to clean up my room a little (probably) and get ready for school tomorrow. Yay. I think.