Friday, February 24, 2012

Beeswax allergy = no makeup

I'm freaking out... I 'suspect' that I am allergic to beeswax since my lips had been acting up when I use lip products that has cera alba (beeswax) in it... but upon more research... almost all makeup I own has beeswax in it.. ie lipsticks and lipbalms, mascaras, blushes and others... (I'm still researching...)


I'm going to get a paper bag and put it over my face so I don't have to see myself with redness all over.... (JK)

Need to book an appointment with an allergist...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Glymm box: February 2012

Interestingly enough, this month Glymm box arrived one day after my Luxe box~ :)

I got 4 products this month, 1 full size eyeshadow, 1 full size lip balm and 2 samples (1 of which I would say is not deluxe...)
My box was so light this month, I thought maybe they forgot to put things in there, once again, no candy 

It feels like I got my money's worth this month, since the two full-sized products add up to almost $16. Unfortunately, due to my recently acquired allergy to beeswax(maybe?!?!), I cannot use the Burt's Bee lip balm.
Very cute packing, just wish I could use it T^T
This is the second Sula product I received and I'm happy it's a shadow with a  pretty shade :)
I find myself curious about this mud mask, I've never tried them before, I just hope it won't irritate my skin!
Blot/bronzing paper? hmm... interesting, but really? in a packet like that and it's a deluxe sample? I guess it does cost $0.24 per sheet plus the plastic bag and the little intro card -__-
Overall it is an interesting box this month with more cosmetics than previous boxes :)

Recap, in my Feb Glymm box I received the following: 
  • full size Sula Natural shadow in Smokes and Mirror (0.15 oz)
  • full size Burt's Bees Tinted Lip balm in Hibiscus (4.25g)
  • deluxe sample of Glamglow Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask (0.24 oz)
  • a couple sheets of Mai Couture 2-1 Oil Blotting/Bronzing Papier
This month's box is another B because I do like the fact that they are including more makeup but most of the products were really 'meh.' Unfortunately, I have cancelled this box and next month's box will be my last...

How do you feel about your Glymm box this month? 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Presidents day weekend: Mini Lancome haul

Hello beauties!

When I went to the states this past weekend I picked up some goodies at DF & CCO near my gf's place and here is my mini haul~
Singles e/s in Center Stage, Sew Elegant and Clock Strikes
E/S palette in Primrose darling

The single shadows were only $4.05 each and the palette was $17.20. :) Can't believe I got out there spending less than $30! Such a steal!

But... I did dent up my MU budget some more... now sitting at almost 40% used... and not even 2 months went by...

Loose Button Luxe Box: February 2012

This month's Luxe box arrived later than usual... but it's okay, because I was busy last week anyways! :) For Feb, Loose Button collaborated with Flare magazine to bring us this pretty red box... Here are the goodies I received~

so many cards and little notes... so much reading~

Although this was a repeat, I was really quite happy to get it again because I am still too cheap to go out and get the full size, yet I adore this product! 
Quite excited to see how this would turn out since I like the face moisturizer I have high hopes for the body lotion ^_^
Being a collector, I'm really loving these miniature perfume bottles in my monthly boxes. I know that on average these little guys cost between $5 to $12 so in my books, it really added value to my subscription.
I thought the Lise Watier mascara tube is cute, but I'm not sure when I will get to using this since I still have so many unopened deluxe samples~
I'm currently using a Joico conditioner and I really like its smell and how soft my hair is after I use it, so this is another product I'm looking forward to using :)
In my Feb Luxe box:
  • deluxe sample of Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe (50ml)
  • miniature bottle of DKNY PureDKNY Verbena (7ml)
  • deluxe sample of Mèdadesso beautiful body balm 
  • deluxe sample of Mèdadesso face and neck toning gel (yeah!!!!) (7ml)
  • deluxe sample of Lise Watier 24 hours glam mascara 
Overall, this month's luxe box was worth the wait. I really like everything that I received (except for all those cards, such a waste of paper.) It's another A for me this month, so I'm keeping my subscription once again

What do you think about this month's box? Would you keep it or leave it? Please leave me a comment because I would love to hear what your thoughts :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Seduced by NARS~

Nope... no self-control what-so-ever. Got the VIB gift from Nars email and I instantly knew I will be making a trip to Sephora... Death trap... seriously... 
To get the Nars goodies... you had to make a purchase of at least $35... So I got the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Exposed and a Sephora trio eyeshadow/highlighter.
Here's the pretty bag...
... with a neat little intro card...
and the Nars goodies!
Inside the cute pouch was a mini Nars bronzing powder in Laguna, liquid illuminator in Orgasm and a smudge proof eyeshadow base. I wanted to try the bronzer but I didn't want to get the full size because I am still learning to contour properly... I also figured that if I give up on contouring I can use it as an e/s ;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FOTD: V day look? Everyday look!

Hello lovelies, here's the FOTD + OOTD that I sported on v-day. Simple + Me.

Missha BB cream
MAC Blot powder
Tarte Amazonian Clay in Blissful

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
UD Naked (Virgin, Naked, Buck, Hustle)
Sephora Colorful Mono Collection in Sweet Candy
Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner pen in Dark Brown

Lips: ? bare~


Silver braided headband
Sweater by Twik from Simon's (Em's fave top on me)
Black skinny pants from Urban Planet
Black boots from Brown's

Thanks for reading and have an awesome day~  ^_^

Friday, February 10, 2012

Paul & Joe @ Urban Outfitters

I'm a cat fanatic who is also obsessed with make up... so imagine how ecstatic I was when I found out that the Paul & Joe's Spring 2012 edition had kitties in it! My only problem is... where can I get them in Canada?

I have not seen them at any stores, and I had trouble finding any Canadian dealers that sells the beauty line... but then I found the Urban Outfitters website selling them at a reasonable price (for limited edition collection.) I just wish their shipping wasn't so outrageously pricey! $40 to Canada... *sigh* there are times I wish I was living in the states (but still being Canadian of course!)

Anyway, here's a picture from the Paul & Joe website featuring the spring collection... Interested? :)
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Even with my MU budget, I want to get these...

Friday, February 3, 2012


Help me decide if I should stick to my budget... As in is it realistic for me to do or would I likely lose my mind?

A brief history of my MU spending:

  • In 2011, I regularly spend about $150 a month on MU
  • If there were warehouse sales, I do about $300 damage at each sale... (ie. MAC, Shiseido, Lisa Cosmetic)
  • I think I spend more than $2k last year...
  • I was on a 5 day no makeup bet with a friend last month... and when I was done I end up splurging on MU after... 
  • I've already spent almost 27% of my budget this year and only 1 month has passed -__-

Would mean a lot to me if you help me with the poll <--