Wednesday, December 30, 2009

PICTURE POST: Nail Polish & Some Xmas Presents

New on the go makeup bag/traincase. I think it's cute and chic but my sisters think it looks like one of those tacky thermal lunch bags.. hmmm

From boy. I put these on my wishlist. I was only expecting one perfume (Lil' Angel) since mine ran out but he surprised me with two others. Lot's of space in the makeup bag! I'm storing some of my falsies in there for now. :D

Harajuku lovers perfume in Music, Lil' Angel, and Love. They are so cute!

I played around with my new urban decay primer potion and dior palette. I'm not very impressed with these shadows. They are kind of chalky/crumbly and not silky smooth at all. Very interesting. UDPP is somewhat drying but the colors lasts all day without creasing!

The look I came up with. I used all the colors in the palette but I think all the greys just turned out to be the same. Maybe I just suck at blending. I plan on exchanging this and getting a different palette so stay turned!

My current nails: Nicole by OPI in Turn out the Lights. A dark green with sparkles. I want to make a video tutorial on this soon even though it's so easy! It's a nice New Years look!

I love pinks! I just added one more to my pink collection. Left to right: OPI Tutti Frutti Tonga, Italian Love Affair, Hawaiian Orchid, Japanese Rose Garden (newest one), and Argenteeny Pinkini.

Last weeks nails: OPI - Japanese Rose Garden

Hope everyone is having a good day! Take care!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Boxing Day Haul

Boxing day is the day after Christmas when malls are packed with people pushing and shoving their ways to get to those uber priced down merchandise. I guess it's on par with Black Friday. I give props to anyone who goes shopping on of this day because it's so aggravating! Too many impatient and rude shoppers running you down and knocking you to the left and to the right. I don't know how I do it. Every year, I go shopping with boy at Best Buy, The Source, and Future Shop because you get the best bargains on electronics. Last year we got a 50" flat screen TV for $1000 after taxes! This year was no different, I got a media keyboard for $10!, LG and Jabra bluetooth headsets $30 each (out of package because boy and bro were so eager to play games with it heh), wireless optical mouse $15 (out of package) and more! All for super cheap! The deals go on all week so hurry while supplies last! Haul picture:
Okie, okie, this is a makeup blog not an electronics/media accessories blog. Don't fret for I don't disappoint! I now give you my makeup haul! I had a $50 gift certificate for London Drugs so I got three Lise Watier brushes and three Bloom Cream Eye Colors. I totally went over the gift card amount and had to pay the difference! Next, I went to Icing by Claire's where they were having buy 1 get 2nd half price so I picked up two body glitter towers/stackers. One to use for makeup and the other for nail art. The rest is from Sephora. I'm not quite finished with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance yet but I caved in and got Urban Decay Primer Potion anyways. I'm glad I waited because they finally realized the flaw of a straight doe foot applicator and changed it to a conventional slanted shape. Now you can turn the applicator around in the tube and scoop out more product :)

If you're wondering, I didn't get any clothes or anything because I hate waiting in line to go in the stores!

DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated or endorsing in any of these products. Merchandise were either purchased by boy or nee.


Monday, December 21, 2009

REVIEW: Maybelline EyeStudio Color Pearls Marbleized Duo Eyeshadow

Left to right: Lawless Lavender, Bronze Blowout, Carbon Frost

Overall: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Price: $8 CAD
Size/Weight: .09 OZ 2.5 g
Would you buy this again? Sure, why not?

I won't bother writing too much here because you can watch my YouTube review on this product. Here are the swatches applied dry without any primer or base. They are really pigmented from the oils on my fingers but when you use this with an eyeshadow brush, get ready for fall out and glitter face! These are like baked mineralized eyeshadows which is neat! I use these wet to intensify the colors and I really love the results. Like the Maybelline Eyestudio Diamond Quads, these colors offer a shimmery and glistening look which is wonderful for the holidays! In the video, I mentioned that I didn't really like Lawless Lavender because it was too light for me but now it has grown on me and I quite like it! (I filmed the video last week.)

On a different note, I just read that Brittany Murphy died from cardiac arrest yesterday. So sad... it's almost Christmas too. :( My heart goes out to her family. RIP.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Beauty Rush Haul

I was Christmas shopping at my local mall last week when I decided to go into La Senza (Canadian version of Victoria's Secret) and discovered that their Beauty Rush items were 7 for $25! That works out to about $3.5 CAD each which is dirt cheap because they retail for $14.5o CAD regular price. I basically got all the left overs! Everyone was grabbing the lotion and the dual phase body mist! I got the last body mist and the body lotions that day! muahaha!

I am very very happy with my purchase because everything smells divine! I wanted their Holiday Edition Mist but they were all gone :( Anyways, I got the Honey Do body wash, Juiced Berry body wash, Candy Baby Body Double Mist, Juiced Berry Body Double Mist, Juiced Berry Body Glimmer Swirl Cream, Strawberry Fizz Body Drink Lotion, and Candy Baby Body Drink Lotion! I thought I would like the Body Double Mists most but the scent barely lasted on my skin. My favorite is the Strawberry Fizz drink lotion... I like going to bed smelling like strawberry candy! LOL NOTE: The body mist and lotion from this line don't moisturize well at all. I use these simply for the scent. If you need a night time lotion for chronic dry skin, I highly recommend Cetaphil Lotion. It is the best of the best and works like a charm.

You're probably wondering, why so cheap? Well, La Senza is starting to clear the Beauty Rush items because next year they are introducing their own Beauty Line. I haven't seen them in stores yet but they are already available on the website.

I'm so sorry I didn't post this sooner because this sale doesn't exist anymore! I was shopping again yesterday and they are now 4 for $20 which is $5 each! Still cheap!