In recent Jen news, I bought my very first DSLR! As most of you probably know, I'm very much into makeup artistry, modeling, and photography as a hobby. The photography part was mostly getting talented people to shoot me or people I work on since I basically know nothing about photography but I would just love to step up the quality of photos that I have for this blog and maybe explore a new avenue for creativity. It's SO expensive but it does make me glad that Black Friday exists online. ^^
Here is what I got, the Canon XSi in Silver from newegg.com. Isn't she sexy?
I actually bought the camera body (without the kit lens) and bought a 50mm f/1.8 lens since I'm very detail-oriented and love to see things up close. When I was a kid and my irises were almost black, I used to stare right up next to the mirror and just examine all of the flecks and strands that I could see. I still find those things fascinating so naturally I'm totally stoked at what is in store with this camera. :)
I also wanted to let you guys know that Hautelook is selling Rock & Republic cosmetics for 50% off again! If you saw my previous review of the blushes from the last Rock & Republic sale you will know that these are currently my favorite, HG blushes and I seriously recommend them! I wear Call Me or Kinky pretty much every single day and they are super pigmented and finely milled. Considering they are basically twice the size of NARS or MAC the price at 50% off is a really great deal!
If you don't already have a hautelook account, here is my invitation link: http://www.hautelook.com/invite/836240
There are also a few giveaways that I wanted to share. The first is from Eki. If you don't already have her blog bookmarked, you so should because she is one of the sweetest, prettiest, most genuine people I've known and I consider her a dear friend. <3 Here are the amazing goodies she is giving away in lieu of reaching 1400 (and now over 1500!) followers! Congratulations Eki, you deserve a million followers! XD
Also, please visit her shop http://www.ekilove.com/ for super pretty and kawaii goodies like cosmetic pouches, cell phone holders, charms, and earrings. I got a few items from her recently that I still need to post on. Ahhh, I'm so behind! But trust me, it's all super cute and very high-quality with a lot of love put into it. ^^
Another super sweet blogger is Erynn from e.motion in motion having a giveaway here for her family's business, Dharma Designs. Her framed Wabi-sabi cats are too adorable for words! XD She is giving away a choice of either 1 Wabi-sabi cat or 3 "Muffins" which come framed, as keychains, or as magnets.
Shop N' Chomp is also having an amazing giveaway for her followers being "hotties" lol. What can I say, flattery works for me. XD Follow her and enter the giveaway here!
Omg, limited edition Shu!!
Oh, and I do want to mention that none of these giveaways have blog posting as a requirement. I really have a lot of respect for girls who do that. I wanted to post them to spread the good word because they deserve to have lots of entries! ^^
Good luck blogger girls and everyone who enters! :D