Thursday, June 30, 2011

FOTD - June 29, 2011 - Purple

I really like bright colours... Yet I'm too conservative to go all out... here's me playing with UD Purple Haze which is dampened with Sephora's Sweet Candy (it also helped blend the purple and white together) I had to do that because the UD shadow is extremely pigmented!

This is the order I did my look in... :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Recent purchase: Kat Von D True Romance E/S Palette

Here is a look I created using the green shades of my Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Truth. I actually decided to do this look to match my Angry Bird 'Chilling like a Villain' tee... ^.^ Anyways... back to the palette, the packaging is so pretty and cute that I almost didn't have the heart to rip the tissue paper off.

I took it out of its box but it was wrapped in tissue paper!
... after I savagely ripped off the tissue paper...

Lipstick / Lipbalm Haul!

Last week I read on a blog about EOS lipbalms on sale at Rexall, so Roni and I decided to go check it out... unfortunately, the sales girl working there told us that they have discontinued selling them (I guess that's why the sale...) we were bummed out until we found out that they had a buy 1 get 1 free lip products promotion going on, and there began our search for lipsticks and lipbalms! Here's my mini haul~

Vasanti tinted lipbalm in Cancun

Vasanti Conquer 3in1 lip treatment (I find myself reaching for this as often as I do my EOS lipbalm.. hmm...)

A little bit of interesting information about this brand that I want to mention is that it is Canadian, it's products are all made in Canada, and it is founded by 3 Canadian women :) oh and their makeup are cruelty free :) This is my first exposure to this brand since I have only recently started shopping at Rexall but I can see myself purchasing more Vasanti products :)

First Hautelook order: Urban Decay + swatches

It finally arrived!!

I was so excited to get my Urban Decay shadows from Hautelook!! There is just something so exciting about unboxing a package (kind of like Christmas presents, but it can happen all year around.) It's funny how even though I knew what I ordered, I was still surprised when I saw them. Soooo pretty and for less than $8 each.... Anyways... Here's my haul!

I decided to try UD's Cream eyeshadow and also a few of the singles eyeshadows:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

EOTD - Simple eyes with Blue and Pink :)

I created this look because 1) I was bored and 2) I wanted to try out my MAC eye shadow in Haunting. When I first got this colour (free from the warehouse sale earlier this month), I wasn't sure what to do with it.. The colour looks so faded that I thought it wouldn't show on my yellow skin, so I decided to experiement a little... and it turned out okay when used with a base or in my case two bases since I decided to use both MAC's pot paint in painterly + NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in cottage cheese... the color actually stays pretty true to pan, even though the pictures were not able to capture that, haunting is a faded/washed blue in daylight, but depending on the setting/lighting it can look purple or aqua blue...

For this look I actually used the following color: Stylish(pink), The New Black and Drape(white) from my Lancome palette + MAC's Haunting. I was pleasantly surprised to see how blue + pink created the purple, it reminded me of grade school :)

yeps, that's me being me... =)
Please excuse the inconsistent lighting... with the flash my face is almost ghostly white... -__-

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


During a beautiful Saturday downtown, we stumbled upon a food festival and... I got my hair done... for FREE! :) The stylist decided to give me some curls! :) What do you think?

Left: self-portrait... not sure why I was making that face!
Right: I posed on the mini stage... haha sooo timid!!
I wish I took down the name of the hairspray used... These curls lasted me all night and even after I tied it up or pinned them down... The curls stayed put until I washed it off that night :| I think it might be the Matrix Design Pulse hairspray.. but I'm not sure...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Water Marble Nail Art

Last night we tried this extremely cool marble nail art! Of the 8 fingers I did... Only 2 (and half) was successful! Nonetheless, it is very pretty!!

At first, it was difficult and I made some 'cow' pattern because I keep putting drops of nail polish everywhere, but eventually I got the 'bulls-eye' perfected... it was fun :)

Roni was a natural at this... 
I... was not as successful...
...but we learn through our failures :)
Here's some tips for those who wants to try this out...
- put tape around your nails!! it makes a big mess if you don't (I learned it the hard way)
- test out each nail polish to see if it will spread in water
- leave the bottles open so that you can quickly and easily get each drop
- MUST apply a base colour (we found that the color is less vibrant and in some cases there are gaps where the nail polish did not spread to)
- top coat is an essential last step (preferably a quick dry!)
- use a toothpick to remove excess nail polish before you take your finger out of the water
- lastly... patience!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Accessories Haul from June 2011

I know this is not makeup... but this is (sorta) beauty related... :) Anyways, I purchased a bunch of accessories at a good price that looks good and is decent quality... One should always share bargains  =)
This piece is soooo cute, it reminds me of little lifesaver mints. It is a necklace that can also be worn as a belt over a dress or plain shirt :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lipstick swatches: Coral obsessed~

I'm in love with coral lipstick as of late.. Actually, I don't wear much on my lip except the EOS lipbalm and the Benetint... so I was quite surprised to have picked up the following in my recent hauls... ^_^ Enjoy!

1) Revlon Colorburst - Coral
2) Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick - Coral Gleam
3) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Coral Berry
4) Cover Girl Continuous Color Lipstick - Natural Frost
Lets number them 1 to 4, from left to right.
without flash
with flash

Monday, June 6, 2011

Estee Lauder and MAC warehouse sale June 2011

So broke after this weekend... but got lots of goodies!!

My friend works for a company that got free tickets to the MAC sale this weekend and I was fortunate enough to have gotten 2 (one for me and one for Monica!) I got there at 8:25 and the line was already insanely long...

I know most people said that the sales aren't as good as they used to... but I still picked up quite a few things that I thought were well worth the price. At regular I would have paid much more!

Here's a quick picture of the things I got from this sale.

I don't think I'm going to list the products I got... since I feel like this is really my online diary to keep track of when I bought things and when they will need to be tossed out... (ie the lip glass or the mascaras in the pics...)

Ohhh yea... I got 4 charity bags this year... they were all of the same though =( Here's what's in it...
  • MAC Eyeshadow in "Diva in Distress"
  • MAC Cremesheen Lipglass in "Partial to Pink"
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara in "Brownette"

Let me know if anyone wants to swap ;)

Newspaper nails!

I saw this vid by cutepolish on YT so I decided to give it a try... Problem is I am very impatient and didn't paint my nails properly, also, I failed to let the polish dry completely before applying the newspaper print to nail... so... I will be redoing it... in the main time, check out my first attempt! :D

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rant: USD vs CAD

This is a partial list of the dmg I'm looking forward to... I can't believe with the Canadian dollar so high we still manage to pay so much more!! The total listed below does not even include duties + HST that we have to pay... 

Still, I'm excitedly awaiting my order! So spoiled ^_^


This order took 2 weeks to get here... et voilà!

Here's the samples...
and the order... :)
Cannot wait to try them out!