Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My MUJI Makeup Storage

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to check the Muji website to see if they had any of the acrylic storage units available. To my surprise, the 5-drawer units were in stock! Since the maximum that they allow you to put in your cart are only 2 units, i purchased two. I have been anticipating for the arrival of these storage units, and today they arrived!

I was very pleased to see the bright red sticker that said "FRAGILE" and the massive tons of bubble wrap. I knew my items were handled with care and were well protected through the delivery process. Lining the box's inside was thick bubble wrap and surrounding the two individual wrapped units, were bubble wrap layered three times around each unit.

Once all the bubble wrap was removed, a beautiful clear acrylic 5-drawer unit appeared. I inspected the acrylic from every angle, and was very pleased with the quality. I quickly unwrapped the second unit, and brought them into my room to begin filling them.

Since the Muji units are made to be stackable, I decided to stack them on top of each other. On the bottom of each unit, there are rubber stoppers on each corner, to prevent sliding. I began filling each drawer with makeup products and this is what it looked like, once I finished.

Since the drawers aren't very deep, I could only store my smaller makeup products. However, I do enjoy that the drawers are shallow, because I don't like to stack my makeup. I find that when I stack my products on top of each other, many makeup products get overlooked or forgotten.

I love that I can see my makeup products and be able to get good use out of them. These drawers are amazing for storing face powders, blushes, lipsticks, lipglosses, single eyeshadows, concealers, and other smaller products.

To give you some idea of how big each drawer is, the picture above is an example. I stored some of my face/cheek products in this drawer and was able to fit 7 of them. On the website they do offer deeper drawered units, and smaller units. The two units I have are called Acrylic Case 5 Drawers and their dimensions are 10.2 x 6.9 x 6.3". They are priced at $23.90 per unit. Unfortunately, all of the clear acrylic units are out of stock at this time, from high-demand.

I do plan to do a giveaway with these units, once they are in stock. So please stay tuned and thanks for stopping in. I hope this post was helpful to you. Do you own any Muji units? Please share and comment below:

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Here's yet another nail post for you guys! Another great polish color for Summer.

"That's Berry Daring" by OPI is a Fuchsia Raspberry shade.

This polish has a pearlescent, blueish tint to it, that I really enjoy. I find myself reaching for this polish more often now, since I really enjoy bright colors for Summer.

Below: Natural Lighting

I applied two coats of "That's Berry Daring" and one coat of Seche Vite's top coat. This nail polish can be purchased at an Ulta store near you.

What shades for Summer are you loving? Please share below:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Super Soft Lips

There are many ways to achieve soft and smooth lips. I have found that this method works for me the best, and gives me amazing results.
The three products I use, to keep my lips nice and smooth:
AQUAFINA Lip Balm, SWEET LIPS-Lip Scrub, and LIP BUTTER by Korres.

LUSH Lip Scrub
Every night, I exfoliate my lips using Lush's Lip Scrub. I scoop out about a half of a dime-size amount, using my index finger, and apply it to my lips. I use circular strokes, from side to side, on the top and bottom lip area. I exfoliate for about a minute, and then rinse. One of the best features of this product, is that is smells and tastes amazing, like sweet choclatety cookies. And the best part of using this product, is that is leaves the lips feeling silky smooth and soft.
Product contains: "Jojoba and castor
Vegetable oils" are favourable alternatives to petroleum-derived lubricants due to their emollient property and biodegradability. Jojoba oil is light and very softening, and the castor sugar is a fine exfoliant that scrubs without being too abrasive.
This Sweet Choclate Sugar Scrub for lips can be purcahsed from or at a local LUSH store near you. This product retails for $8.95 for a 0.8 oz size. If you haven't already, please go check this product out! You won't be disappointed.

Korres's Lip Butter
Once I've finished exfoliating my lips, I apply this Korres Lip Butter. It's smooth consistency applies nicely to the lips, and it keeps my lips hydrated throughout the night. I love the Jasmine scent, although to me, it's smells more like candy, which I absolutely love! What's great about this lip butter, is that you can also wear it during the day, which leaves a light pink sheen to the lips.
Korres states: "A Buttery lip balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny, tinted finish. The combination of Shea butter and rice wax offers deep hydration and softness. Ideal for chapped lips."

If your looking for mega-hydration, look no further, Korres Lip Butter is for you! Available at , , and at a Sephora store near you. This product retails for $12 for a 0.21 oz size. I highly recommend this product.

AQUAFINA lip balm
I have been using Aquafina's lip balms for about a year now, and I love them! I've tried many different lip balms, but nothing comes close in comparison, to this lip balm. I mainly use this product in the morning, and during the day. It keeps my lips moisturized throughout the day, and it lasts for hours. Aquafina's lip balm contains jojoba oil, almond oil, and vitamin E. It can be purchased at Walmart for under $2.

Soft and smooth lips are a must! Lip products apply beautifully to the lips, which creates a perfect pout. I never have to worry about chapped lips, using these three products. My lips always feel hydrated and silky smooth.

What are your must-haves for luscious lips? Please share below:

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I have been obsessing over this polish and just had to share this with you guys! It has become my favorite polish for Summer.
"Cozu-melted in the Sun" by OPI, is a shimmery, peachy gold color.

This polish is Gorgeous!! The tiny silver flecks of shimmer really make this polish pop. And in the sun, this polish just glistens so beautifully. This has become my go-to polish for Summer, and I have been loving it! This OPI polish can be found at Ulta. I applied two coats of my OPI polish, and one coat of Seche Vitte top coat.

What polish are you loving this Summer? Let me know below:

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's A 10!

Is this product a 10? Why yes it is! And that's the name! "It's a 10", is an amazing miracle leave-in product!
This awesome product "Does 10 Things Instantly".
1. Repairs dry, damaged hair
2. Adds shine
3. Detangles
4. Controls frizz
5. Seals & Protects hair color
6. Prevents split ends
7. Stops hair breakage
8. Creates silkiness
9. Enhances natural body
10. Flat iron spray & thermal protector

Sounds to good to be true? I thought so too! But, after using this product for a couple of months now, I am a true believer. :) I love that this spray is multi-purpose, so I don't have to use several different products, I can just use one. After I shower, I towel dry my hair, spray the product all over, and then comb through. I usually leave my hair to air dry, but even using my blow dryer, I've noticed this product works the same. I love the way my hair looks and feels after using this product.
My hair feels silky smooth, hydrated, and full of body. I highly recommend trying this product! It's a 10 can be purchased at Ulta, and retails for $18.

I hope this short review, was helpful to you. If you have any questions, please post them below:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Neutrogena Natural Review

Neutrogena's "Natural Line" is a semi-New line of products that offer all natural ingredients. The line includes a Fresh Cleanser + Makeup Remover, a Purifying Facial Cleanser,  a Purifying Pore Scrub, Lipbalm, and a Face + Body Bar. All products are made with "No harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes, or phthalates."
About a month ago, I picked up the Purifying Pore Scrub, Purifying Facial Cleanser, and Lipbalm from this new line, and have been using them ever since.

Purifying Pore Scrub
I mainly use this scrub in the shower to exfoliate my face and neck. The scrub has a watery based consistency, which I don't really care for, but I do like how the scrub feels to my face and neck area. It's extremely gentle and would be really nice for those of you, who have ulta-senstive skin.

Purifying Facial Cleanser
I use this cleanser in the morning, to wash my face. It has a very gel-like feel, but produces a really nice light lather. After using this cleanser, my skin feels very soft and clean, which I love.


I love to try different types of lipbalms. This Natural Lipbalm, applies very smooth to the lips, and keeps my lips nicely hydrated. It also has a very nice peppermint scent to it, which I really enjoy. However, I do not like that I have to reapply the balm to my lips, every couple of hours.

Overall, I do like this line of products, however, I would only re-purchase the cleanser. I perfer semi-coarse scrubs, like the St. Ives scrub, that has a more thick consistency. I also perfer a more long-lasting lipbalm, such as my Aquafina lipbalm, that lasts many hours. I hope this Review was helpful to you, and answered any questions, you may have had, pertaining to this Naturals line.

Have you tried any of these Neutrogena Natural Products? If you have, what are your thoughts and/or opinions? Please comment below:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


One of my all time favorite colors to wear on my nails, is the color red. I love burgundy reds, pink reds, and especially, orange reds! Which is why I was drawn to this Orange Red color from Essie's Braziliant Collection.
"Too Too Hot" by Essie, is a sizzling rich red, coral color.

If your looking for an on-trend nail polish, this is the one! This bright coral red, is a perfect color for Summer. I applied two coats of "Too Too Hot" and two coats of Seche Vitte top coat. I've seen this Essie polish sold at Super Target for $7.79 and Ulta for $8.00.

Have you tried any colors from the Braziliant Collection? I would love to know, Please Comment Below:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

MAC Semi Precious

MAC's New "Semi Precious" Collection was released on July 7, and a week earlier in Pro Stores. Since I have been super busy for the past week, I decided to wait and visit my local Dillard's MAC store to check this collection out. There has been tons of "Hype" on this new collection, on YouTube and Twitter, and I can see why. All of the mineralize products in this collection include matte and shimmer finishes, and silky-smooth textures. From this entire collection, I picked up two of the Mineralize Skinfinishes.
Since I watched so many videos already on this collection, I knew going into MAC, I only wanted the Mineralize Skinfinishes and the Mineralize Blushes. I swatched all three of the mineralize blushes and decided to pass on them, because of how they looked with my skintone. I swatched all four of the Mineralize Skinfinishes and decided to pass on two of them (Pearl) and (Goldstone). I purchased two MSF's in the colors, "Crystal Pink" and "Rose Quartz".
Crystal Pink's outer color is a pink champagne shade and the inner color includes pink, dirty green, and coppery-bronze shades.
Rose Quartz's outer color is a deep rosy pink shade and the inner color includes silver, bronze, light pink, and lime shades.
Shown above: Crystal Pink's outer color appears, as said before, as a pink champagne color. However, the inner color appears as a peachy pink and all of the colors swirled together show as a peachy-gold color.

Shown above: Rose Quartz's outer color appears, as said before, as a deep rosy-pink color. However, the inner color appears as a light shimmery-champagne color, and all of the colors swirled together, show as a rosy-pink, peach color.

Shown above: On my cheeks, "Crystal Pink" appears as a light, shimmery bronze color with a hint of pink. I love how this MSF looks, with all of the colors swirled together on my cheeks. In the pan, Crystal Pink has a high-frost metallic finish, but on my cheeks it has a slight shimmery sheen.

Shown above: On my cheeks, "Rose Quartz" appears as a Rosy pink color. Even with all of the colors swirled together, this MSF looks almost identical to the outer base color. In the pan, Rose Quartz has a high-frost finish, but on my cheeks it appears as a very light shimmer.

Both of the Mineralize Skinfinishes are velvety-soft and apply smooth to the cheeks and face. They both retail at $28/each and can be purchased at any MAC counter.

What did you pick up from this collection? Please comment below:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I love the color Nude on pretty much anything. Whether, it's Nude shoes, jewerly, tops, etc. I especially love the color on my nails. When I want something clean and chic, I always rock the Nude! My two favorite Nude colored polishes:

"Jackie Oh My" by Essie, is a bone white pearl color. The finish has a pearlescent look to it, which I absolutely love. I had to apply 4 coats of the polish to achieve the opaque color visible in the bottle. To me, at first, it bothered me that I had to apply that many coats, but after seeing the finished product, it was well worth it.:) To finish, I applied Seche Vitte's top coat.

"Topless & Barefoot" by Essie, is a grey-toned beige color. The color is highly pigmented, and I only had to apply 2 coats to achieve the bottle's visible shade. To finish, I applied one coat of Seche Vitte.

Nude polishes are perfect to wear anywhere and everywhere. What Nude polishes are your Favorite? I would love to know and maybe check out! Please Comment Below: xo

Monday, July 4, 2011

And the Awards Go To...

Recently, I was awarded a "Best Blog" award from Catherine (MyPinkTasticLife), along with other lovely bloggers! If you haven't checked her out, please do, she is amazingly talented, such a beautiful and sweet person, and has a Gorgeous Blog! :)
I will be listing my picks for the "Best Blog" Award below. Here is the tag that goes along with the award:

7 Things About Me

1. I have a Super big heart, I always love helping people, and will do anything for my family and friends.
2. When I was little my dad started calling me Ten-aca and when I got older I asked him why? He told me that in his eyes, I was a 10 and since my name is Jessica, he added the -aca at the end. That's why I named my blog Ten-aca :)
3. I'm half Korean, Italian, Polish, Irish, and French and I'm proud to be.
4. I spoil my two daughters with lots of love, affection, and tons of kisses. They are my world.
5. I started wearing a little makeup in middle school, but started actually loving to wear it in highschool.
6. The farthest place I have ever traveled to is South Korea, to visit my family.
7. I believe in having inner beauty: being a good person and staying positive, and that having outter beauty too, is an awesome bonus. :)

Favorite Color: Pink  To wear: Black, to me it's so classy.
Favorite Song: "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds- I love 80's pop, and this song is such a classic
Your Favorite Dessert: Any kind of Cheesecake!
What is pissing you off: The economy :( I don't like to see people losing their jobs and homes.
When you're upset, you: Stop, and think, about how lucky I am to be breathing and healthy.
Your Favorite Pet: Dogs- my fav are Jack Russell Terriers
Black or White: Sorry can't choose, I love them both:)
Biggest Fear: I fear that the economy could get worse :( Defiantly wouldn't want that!
Best Feature: My heart and it's giving nature! Appearance wise: my Eyes, people have always told me I have beautiful eyes.
Everyday Attitude: Stay positive, be an honest person, and the best mother I can be!
What is perfection: I don't think anyone is perfect in the sense that we all make mistakes. But I believe that working hard towards a goal, can become perfection, when and once you achieve it.
Guilty Pleasure: Baking :) love to do it, but I end up eating way too much!

And The Awards Go To...........

**My Pinktastic Life http//**
Makeup by Jenn Marie

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Collective Haul & Great Deals

One of my favorite things to read on blogs and to watch on YouTube, are beauty & fashion hauls. I love to find out about different beauty products, fashion pieces, and/or great deals that are currently in stores. Recently I have shopped at a couple of different stores and would like to share with you some of the great deals I got. I recently watched two videos on YouTube that had sparked my interest in the Wet & Wild products and since I have never used any W&W products, I really wanted to try these items.

@Beautybykrystal posted a video on a gorgeous eye makeup look using this "Sweet As Candy" palette from W&W. The look was so pretty, I just had to go out and purchase it!
And I'm so glad I did! All three eye shadows are extremely pigmented and at a price of $2.99...O yea..can't beat that!!

@itsjudytime posted a video on drugstore (W&W) Megalast lipsticks. Out of the colors she swatched, I wanted to try these two shades: "Mauve Outta Here"- mauvey, hot pink and "Bare It All"- peachy, beige. I am super impressed with these lipsticks! They are nice and creamy, very pigmented, and only $2.99 each! I defiantly will be trying some of the other shades.

Nordstrom & SEPHORA
I love NARS products, but oddly enough, I did not own any of their amazing blushes. I had a giftcard to Nordstorm and I wanted to pick one up! I wanted a blush that was a little mauvey and bronzed. So I picked out "Oasis" and I'm extremely happy with it. It is exactly what I wanted and looks gorgeous on the cheeks. It's pigmentation is out of this world, one tap with my blush brush is all I need.

I have posted about this mascara before, it is the Sephora "Lash Plumper" in 01 black. I have been obsessed with this mascara, so it's no secret, I had to purchase another one. It gives my lashes length and volume, and best of all it's gives them curl! I have rather long, but straight lashes and this mascara gives my lashes tons of curl! This product can be purchased at Sephora and retails for $12. I highly recommend this mascara.

I went to my local Ulta recently, because I needed more facial toner and hand cream. I like to try new products, unless I come across a product that I can't live without. I was out of my Clinque Clarifying Lotion(toner) and needed to purchase a new toner. I wanted to try this Purifying Toner by Boots N'7, because I have heard good reviews and because I have never tried this brand before. It states it's Hypo-allergenic, cools and refreshes, and leaves the skin shine-free. I will review this product later with my thoughts and opinion. Retails for $7.99

I needed to pick up some hand cream, because I was running out of my other one, and since I use hand cream several times a day. I picked up this Booth- "Honey & Almond Hand Cream" mostly for the amazing scent, but also for what it says it does. It retails for $4.99.

Everytime I step foot into an Ulta, I always go check out their nailpolish section. At my Ulta, they were selling the OPI "Shrek" collection polishes for, 2 for $10. Since I already own "Rumples Wiggin's", and didn't care for the other colors, I picked up these two. "Funky Dunkey" is a deep purple color and "What's With The Cattitude?" is a baby blue color. Since I didn't have similar colors in my nail polish collection, I wanted to purchase them.

Also at my Ulta, the Essie nail polishes were "Buy 2, Get 1 free". "Too Too Hot" is a pretty red, orange color; "Merino Cool" is a greyish purple; and "French Affair" is a light pink. I love Essie's nail polishes, because of their formula. They retail for $8 each, but I got 3 for $16, which is a great deal, especially for nail products I love.

I went to Bath & Body Works recently, to check out their Semi-annual Yellow Tag sale. I picked up these two candles in the scents, "Pineapple Orchid" and "Caribbean Escape". They both smell fruity and have floral scents to them. I love B&BW's candles and these two were 50% off! I also picked up these little black with silver accented baskets, because they were so little and cute, and 90% off. Great for storing beauty, makeup, or any random products in. If you haven't yet, check out your local Bath & Body Works store, and pick up some goodies!

I love great quality brand shoes at a discounted price and who doesn't! At DSW, they have high-end brands for a much lower price. I picked up these beautiful GUESS, nude colored wedges. I love the Guess brand and fell in love with these wedges. They are super comfy, and have such a classic look. They retail for $49.95.

I hope you enjoyed my Collective Haul and hope you go out and take advantage of the great deals too! Have you tried any of these products? Please comment below and thanks for stopping by :)