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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Best Holiday gift sets 2013!

If you're looking for a gift for the beauty lover on your list, consider these holiday value sets, you get so much for the money! 
SEPHORA FAVOURITES SUPER STARS $89 CAN- Sephora 
(Beyond amazing! The mascara is insane! I love every product in here!)

EOS HOLIDAY LIP BALM SET $10- Shoppers Drug Mart
(Who doesn't love these little organic, yummy flavoured lip balms?!)
Vanilla bean, sweet mint, pomegranate raspberry

SMASHBOX FULL EXPOSURE EYE PALETTE SET $58- Sephora
I'm obsessed with this palette. Its the perfect neutral palette. I love the combo of seven shimmer shadows on the top row, and seven matte shadows on the bottom row. Comes with an awesome double ended brush and mini mascara. 

STILA COLOUR OUTSIDE THE LINES smudge stick waterproof eyeliners $39- Shoppers Drug Mart
This set of five eyeliners is perfect. You have neutral shades and a couple fun colours too. They are easy to apply and long lasting.

SEPHORA FAVOURITES DRAW THE LINE eyeliner set $36- Sephora
For the girl that loves everything from a sleek cateye to a smoky eye.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

What's inside the Mother of all Makeup Cases!

I recently bought a huge makeup case from Yazmo.com.
The previous post has all the details of the case.

Here's what I filled the case with.

The smaller of the two pieces hold some blushes and some eyeshadows what are not in palettes, in the two sliding trays.
Under that, in the deeper compartment, holds a lot of my palettes, including eyeshadows, blushes, concealers and powders.
It also has my clear and pink Sephora bag, which has various moisturizers, setting sprays, etc.
I also keep the foundations for my airbrush makeup machine in a small bright pink bag.

The second piece, that bigger one with wheels, holds some of my brushes. It also has a deeper compartment which holds:
Makeup remover wipes, makeup brush belt, Kleenex, and my airbrush makeup machine.

There are 8 smaller drawers that hold:
1) primers (face& eyes)
2) mascara wands, eyelash glue, scissors
3) flash lashes, -individual and strips
4) foundations and concealers
5) powders and highlighters
6) eyeliners
7) lipgloss and lip liners
8) lipsticks

The sides of the bigger case also have mesh zip pockets. I have my makeup face charts in there with some business cards. :)

I love using this case, it has really helped me organize my beauty products!



















Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Mother of All Makeup Cases!

With the up coming wedding season, and my ever expanding makeup collection, I knew I needed to update how I stored and traveled with my kit.

I did a some research online and came across a site called Yazmo.com. They have a wide variety of makeup cases, makeup pallets, and other beauty tools for professionals.

The one I purchased is called the 2 in 1 Black Fabric Rolling Makeup Case Set with Drawers.
Model # TS303BK

It was $189.95. I had a coupon so I got it for $170.00. It had it shipped to my US address so the shipping was free. But be warned, to ship this to Canada would of cost me $100!!

It has two pieces that can be detached. The smaller one has a brush compartment, two sliding trays and a larger, deeper compartment.
The larger piece it taller and has wheels. It has 8 small drawers that lock in place when closed. Which is perfect for travelling. It has a brush compartment, also a larger, deeper compartment for bigger items.

I'm very please with this purchase!

Stayed tuned for an update on how I filled this case!!













Wednesday, 13 February 2013

MAC- Archie's Girls Collection

I knew this collection would be very popular! Who doesn't have a little Betty or Veronica in them?!

It sold out quite quickly online, but I was able to purchase two products that I really wanted from the collection.

From Veronica's side:

Prom Princess Blush- described as a mid tone violet pink. This blush is super pigmented! You only need a small amount on your brush. Might also need to be blended out. I like the Après Ski flush it gives my cheeks. Wear is 8 hours.

Mall Madness LipGlass- described as a mid tone pink violet. The texturesuper glossy and the pigmentation is medium. Wear is 4 hours. I'm currently obsessed with this shade! I'm light to medium skin toned with dark hair; this LipGlass is the perfect shade to take for day to night. It looks really great paired with the Prom Princess Blush.







Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Newbies from MAC & Sephora

These were bought about a month ago... So I've had the pleasure of really testing out these products.

From MAC I purchased:

Eye shadow quad ALL WOMAN
Colours: FLAWLESS FIGURE, BRAINS & BRAWN, ALL WOMAN, BLACK MAGIQUE

- colours are warm to neutral
- Flawless Figure is pretty frosted, a little harder to blend into a look
- Brains & Brawn is my fave, great for contouring the eye
- All Woman is a greyish green with soft sparkle
- Black Magique is a great alternative to black. Has a brown tone to it & hint of shimmer

Over all it a good palette to throw in your makeup bag for a weekend away. Would make killer smoky eye!

Studio Finish Concealer NW20

- has SPF 35
- great coverage for blemishes
- not great for under eyes, a little drying, could settle in creases
- long lasting result

MAC makeup brush 128

-I actually returned this brush as it wasn't the size I was looking for


From Sephora I purchased:

YSL Rouge Pur Couture -Glossy Lip Stain

- Colour is #7, a coral shade
- Long lasting stain that is also glossy! How'd they do that?!
- I love the colour for work or night out, so easy to wear
- Will probably buy more, however they are quite pricey ($34)









Friday, 7 December 2012

M.A.C. Haul - Glamour Daze: Holiday Colour

The holiday collections from MAC are beautiful this year.
A few weeks ago I picked up a few things from the Glamour Daze collection.

- LipGlass in Impossibly Sweet.
(Soft pink with multidimensional pearl, gorgeous for the holidays!)

-Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in A Natural Flirt
(Soft peachy nude with prismatic reflections, great as highlighter)

- Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Mystery (Black with green pearl) and Orpheus (Black with gold pearl, I love this pencil!)

- False Lashes Extreme Black (not from the collection) Great mascara for volume and length

- Mini Fix Plus setting spray (not from the collection)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sephora in NYC



I recently was in NYC during Sephora's  VIB event. This event is open to Beauty Insiders who have reached VIB status, they will receive 20% their entire purchase. 

Here are the items that I bought...

Sephora Superstars Beauty Essentials Kit

-Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
15ml
-Josie Maran 100% pure Argan Oil
15ml
-Hourglass veil mineral primer 
10ml
-Make Up For Ever
HD micro finish powder
1g
-NARS orgasm blush FULL SIZE
-Sephora Collection Microsmooth Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Sunset FULL SIZE
-Stila Stay all day Wqterproof Liquid Eye liner FULL SIZE
-Buxom Big& Healthy Lip Polish in Dolly FULL SIZE
-Benefit They're Real! mascara FULL SIZE
-Chloe roller ball 6ml
$75 USD (minus 20%)

I was really happy with the kit. It has quite a few full sized items. I love the Argan Oil. I've started using it at night and my skin feels super hydrated!
Also, the Stila eyeliner is amazing! The Benefit lip gloss is one of my all time faves in the shade Dolly. I'm actually going to used some of the them as Xmas gifts, which will save me some money also. 


Fresh Sugar Lip Teatment
In shade Rose
$22 USD (minus 20%)

Ok I am obsessed with these lip blams! I love the Rose one, such a beautiful nude pink colour. I wear it to work all the time. Lasts on my lips for a long time. Feels so comfortable and moisturized.


YSL
Le Teint Touche Éclat SPF 19
Illuminating Foundation
Dimensional radiance 
Weightless Perfection
Beige Rose BR20
30ml
$55 USD (minus 20%)

This might be the best foundation I've ever purchased!  It's so lightweight. The coverage is medium. It really is illuminating and gives a glowy finish. It was such a good price too! It was about $45 with the discount... And it costs $60 in Canada so I'm happy I picked one up. 

BareMinerals
Stroke of Light Eye Brightener
Luminous 1
$20 USD (minus 20%) 

A great price for this product. It's like a cheaper version of the YSL Touche Éclat. It helps to brighten the eye area. I use it over makeup. Great for touch ups too.

Nails Inc
Special effects Sprinkles edition
Sugar house lane
10ml
$9 USD (minus 20%)

I wanted to try something different on my nails. This nail polish has a beige base with black, silver and white glitters in it. It only lasted two days before chipping. Ah well. 

Sample 100points
Sephora Outrageous Volume mascara



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