Sunday, September 14, 2014

First Impressions: Mac Itchy&Scratchy&Sexy Lipglass

Hello everyone! Today was a very exciting day for me! This is the day my Mac Marge Simpson Lipgloss was coming! If you are a makeup junkie, or a Mac fanatic, then you know the excitement of ordering from limited edition collections!

This is my very first Mac Lipglass and I'm quite impressed. As you may know, I am not really a lipgloss fan. I prefer the texture and pigmentation of a lipstick but I might be a fan of both now. The consistency is quite thick and i feel like it really hugs the lips. It is somewhat sticky but still comfortable to wear on the lips. In my opinion, the thick texture prevents fading and ensures that the gloss lasts long on the lips.

2 coats applied
As for this shade in particular, Mac describes this shade as an "Electric Blue Violet". Personally, I agree. I can detect subtle blue and pink shimmer throughout the gloss but it isn't very noticeable on the lips. This colour can be applied sheer for a wash of colour or built up for an opaque purple lip. I prefer to wear it sheer and thinned out but i love the intense unique colour the opaque application gives.

I'm so happy I purchased this lipglass. The packaging is adorable and the gloss itself is very nice. I can see myself picking up more the future :)

Sheered out on top
Thick on the bottom 




Sunday, September 7, 2014

American Makeup Haul

Hey guys! Today's post is going to be a haul! Recently I took a trip down to the states (I live in Canada if you didn't know) and I bought a lot of makeup that I can't get here or that is expensive at home.
The first things I got were 3 OPI nail polishes. They were buy 1 get 2 free a walmart! So I got (in order from left to right) Don't Bossa Nova me Around, Keeping Suzi at Bay and Dining Al Frisco. 


The next products I got were these 3 Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains. The shades are (from top to bottom) India Intruigue, L.A. Exclusive and London Posh. 



I also just ordered 2 Mac Lipsticks. The one on the left is Yield to Love and it's from A Novel Romance Collection. The lipstick on the right is Twig and it is permanate. 


At ULTA I also stocked up on some Yes to Cucumber makeup wipes. I had lots of coupons so I got a few of these for free!! 

The next thing I got I am so excited for. It is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I am thinking I will apply my BB Cream with this brush since it is so dense.



Another thing I got was a repurchase of my favourite BB Cream by NYX. You can only by this in the states or online so I picked it up because I had a coupon as well.


The last, and most exciting thing I got was the LORAC Pro Palette 2. I'm so excited to play around with this and do some tutorials. Review is to follow! :) 




Saturday, September 6, 2014

One Direction Makeup

Have you seen this new makeup product yet? if not, I'm here to inform you! One Direction has their own makeup line coming out! For all my young readers, this is right up your alley but to others this could be a collector type of thing instead.

There are three sets to choose from now available for purchase at Macy's. They are $28 each per set. If you just take a look at the the makeup products that are part of these sets, the $28 price ends up working out to about $4.60 per product, not to mention the special packaging that is autographed by each of the members of the band. 

Now Markwins, is the brand behind these makeup sets and this idea but they are also behind all Wet n' Wild product as well. I am a huge fan of makeup from Wet n' Wild so this makes me confident in these products. 

You can purchase these at Macy's and Dillards and they just released so you better go grab them while you can. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review: Clinique Lower Lash Mascara

Hey guys! Today's review for you is another mascara that is new to me. I picked this up at Sephora for around $12 and was shocked at the size of this! It is so tiny like seriously so small. That does make sense with the size of the brush though. 

This mascara is made for coating your lower lashes evenly and completely while separating and lengthening. It also is supposed to last all day long and not smudge. 

In my opinion, this mascara doesn't live up to it's standards. I wore this to a concert and after jamming in my seat, after no more than an hour and a half, I had raccoon eyes. I was quite disappointed. Now I know this mascara doesn't claim to be waterproof, I thought it would last better than that. 

Overall, this mascara was a good idea but maybe their idea didn't follow through. I don't wear this mascara to a time where I know it may leave me looking like a raccoon. I do love the length but maybe if your eyes aren't as watery as mine, it may work for you. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Favourites

Hello! Hello! Today I will be sharing my August Favourites with you all. This month I purchased a lot of new makeup in the states so many of these products are still pretty new to me.


The first favourite of mine is a classic fav! I've had this concealer before and loved it. It is the Age Rewind Dark Circles by Maybelline. It does a great job of cancelling out the darkness under my eyes and doesn't crease too bad either.

Another product I've been loving is my Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat. I purchased it this month and have been IN LOVE!! It makes me nails look like gel nails from the salon. It's amazing how smooth my nails are and glossy and the fact that it dries so fast, makes it a winner in my books :) If you guys would like a review, let me know below!


The third favourite of mine this month is the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains. These are pretty new to me as well and I am amazed. The formula is super cool. They go on glossy but dry quick and become one with your lips. It weird but so cool! I will definitely being doing a review on the 3 shades I own, very soon.



Friday, August 29, 2014

Liebster Award



I have been nominated for this award by Melissy Goose from http://melissygoose.blogspot.ca and I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much Melissy! For those of you who didn't know, this award is meant to publicize new blogs with small communities. It is a great way to make friends and become recognized in the blogger world.

  Here is How it Works: 

1. Post 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 blogs with under 200 followers.
4. Link your bloggers to the post.
5. Create 11 questions for your chosen bloggers to answer.
6. Let the bloggers chosen know they have been tagged.

My Facts: 
1. I'm 5'10.
2. I am bilingual; speaking English and French
3. I am deathly scared of heights. Even riding a horse is too high up for my likings. 
4. I have been super girly ever since I was a little girl.
5. I absolutely cannot sleep without a sleeping eye mask...hehe
6. I used to have braces. 
7. I am a super organized person and love to have everything in line.
8. I love trying new foods. 
9. I'm Canadian.
10. I'm addicted to reality TV shows.
11. Birds scare me... A LOT!

Melissy's Questions for Me:

Tell me one thing about you not many people would know.
I am double jointed in my elbows!

Who/What inspired your blog?
My cousin! She told me that I should share my knowledge on makeup and start a blog.

What is your favorite leisurely activity?
My favourite leisurely activity is watching makeup videos on YouTube.. if that counts haha

What was your favorite vacation spot and/or dream vacation spot?
My dream vacation is Hawaii for sure! The beaches look beautiful and I love all things tropical. 

Tell me 3 items on your bucket list.
Get tickets to an Ellen Degeneres show, test drive a super expensive and fancy car, join the love locks bridge in Paris.

If you could only have 1 makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Mascara for sure! It immediately opens up your eyes and adds definition.
 
Who has inspired you in some way and how?
My cousin has really inspired me to become bilingual and to continue to work through the challenges that come along with learning a new language. 

Top 5 places you love to buy clothes from.
Old Navy, Winners, Joe Fresh, Kohls and Maurices.

Top 5 makeup brands you love.
MAC, Maybelline, NYX, Benefit and Urban Decay. 

Which do you prefer: Heels, Flats, Converse, or Flip Flops (or other).
Flats. The go with any outfit and are cute and still comfy.

Who would you cast to play you in a movie about your life?
Julia Roberts


Who I nominate:

My Questions for My Nominees: 
1. If you could invent something beauty related, what would it be?
2. If you could learn another language, which one would you choose?
3. If you could, what would you change your name to? 
4. Do you like sweet or savoury food? 
5. Is your daily style dressy or casual? 
6. Do you have any tattoos? 
7. Do you prefer someone else doing your makeup, over doing it yourself?
8. What is the beauty product you go through the fastest? 
9. Do you have a signature nail polish colour you are always wearing? 
10. What is one beauty product that is worth investing in? 
11. What makeup item gives you instant confidence? 

Once again, thank you Melissy for the nomination! I'm so glad I can blog for you all and share my love of makeup with you. Thank you for reading and sharing my blog. I really appreciate it. I hope all of my nominees have fun doing it and continue to gift the award to other fellow bloggers! :) 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WNTD: Gel Nailpolishes! Sally Hansen & Covergirl

Recently, in the drugstore, gel nailpolish has been super popular. Several brands have been creating their own take on what gel nailpolish is. Most of the claims are similar, in which they don't require a UV Lamp to set the polish after it has been applied, a glossy finish and super long lasting....over 2 weeks that is! That's crazy! Although, these polishes have very similar high claims, let me explain the differences between these two new lines of polish.

The most popular one so far that I came out first and is more talked about is the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nailpolish. This is a 2 step system of the polish itself and then a follow up of the top coat. This step may be pointless to one, like to follow up with the special top coat but I don't mind if it will live up to the claims. These come in sets with the top coat or can be purchased individually.
Here are some of the claims that Sally Hansen states;
-2 Steps
-Up to 14 Days of Color & Shine
-Easy Removal
-No light needed




 The other new gel polish on the market is the Covergirl XL Nail Gel. This polishes concept is a bit different. Covergirl says that you don't need to apply a topcoat and that you can get away with one coat of the polish. It also only is supposed to last for 7 days instead of 14." Get a gel-like look without the salon hassle with XL Nail Gel's thick, plump polish formula. No UV light required, one coat gives you all of the reflective shine and intense color you crave for up to 7 days.

Overall, I am curious about both polishes. I am more drawn towards the Sally Hansen ones, especially with the colour range. I might give these a go and if I do, I will let you know my thoughts in another review :) 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: NYX BB Cream

Today, I have a super exciting new review for you guys! I have been waiting to do this review for such a long time and I am finally getting around to it. This review is going to be on the NYX BB Cream. 

I first discovered this BB Cream when I went to the states last year. I purchased it at Ulta for $13 and I used a coupon so it was quite affordable.

This BB Cream only comes in three different shades. I am in the lightest; nude. The reason why I LOVE this product so much is the texture and the shades. I know that it only comes in 3 different colour tones but they never go orangey. Many BB Creams in the drugstore tend to turn orange on my fair skin. Also, the texture, is smooth and silky. It is more thick, compared to runny. It is very blendable but not oily and slick. It is smooth and hydrating but not too greasy for oily skin gals like me. I do recommend setting this BB Cream with a powder, just because it doesn't dry matte and depending on where you apply powder, your face can still look dewy.

This is a gorgeous face product for someone who doesn't need a ton of coverage but more of evening out skin tone. It is easy to blend and is super easy to work with. When you get the chance, pick it up and let me know what you think!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Review: Mac Yield to Love Lipstick

Hey guys! Today I have a review on a new lipstick that was just released from Mac with their A Novel Romance Collection. This just launched in store and 4 of the 6 lipsticks are still in stock online as far as I know.


Yield to Love is a cremesheen finish which Mac describes as a midtone rose. On me, it is a semi bright berry toned shade and I adore this colour! It is perfect for the upcoming season of Fall and would look great on a wide variety of skin tones.

This shade is an online exclusive so you better pick it up fast. I have heard it has sold out once and they have already restocked. This is unusual for Mac, like to restock limited edition collections.

Overall, this shade is gorgeous and has the smooth, creamy texture but also intense pigment that we know and love from Mac. If i were you, this would be a great, wearable shade to pick up while you can.


Check back soon for a sneak peek on Mac's Holiday Collection! 




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Amazing Deal!

Super exciting news!!! I went to Target today and they had all their Maybelline Volum'Express Mascaras for $3.50. Some of which are regular $9.99 here in Canada! I picked up The Original Colossal, The Rocket (one of my faves) and the new Big Eyes with the 2 brushes, one for the upper lashes and one for the lower. Reviews will be coming soon! 

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20 Beauty Questions Tag

Hey guys! I found this super cool tag on YouTube with 20 beauty related questions. Let me know if you like these kind of posts and I will do more in the future
1. What is the one product you’d grab if your house was on fire?Mascara because it opens up the eyes
2. Which beauty vlogger would you want to do your makeover?It’sJudyTime
3. What celeb do people think you look like?Selena Gomez
4. What beauty product do you save for date night? A good lipstain
5. Which of your guy friends takes longer than you to get ready? My boyfriend hehe
6. If you could create your own miracle beauty product, what would it be?Some like one step mascara product. Like everything needs a primer or something so like a one-step magical mascara
7. What’s your best beauty tip?Make sure you remove your makeup before bed
8. What beauty products do you love to splurge on?Lipsticks and Eyeshadows
9. Which beauty vloggers would you bring on a shopping spree?Tati off of YouTube
10. What is your signature scent?Victoria Secret Pink Fresh and Clean
11. I am on an endless quest for the perfect mascara.
12. How many beauty products does it take to get you ready? 5-10
13. What lipstick/lip gloss is in your purse right now? Mac Crème Cup
14. Who is your celebrity beauty icon? Hayden Panettiere
15. Name the beauty brand you’d most love to be a spokesperson for? Benefit
16. What’s your current nail polish? China Glaze Petal to the Metal
17. Fave mascara right now? Maybelline The Rocket
18. The last thing you bought at Sephora? Clinique Lower lash Mascara
19. I try never to be seen without wearing _______. I don’t mind not wearing any makeup so I would have to say.. lipbalm hehe

20. What’s one beauty product you’d always recommend? Covergirl Shimmering Sands Eyeshadow Trio 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: Real Techniques Blush Brush

Hey guys! Today I have an exciting review for you on a makeup brush. This is the Real Techniques Blush Brush. I purchased this brush for around $9 at London Drugs but I know Walmart, Ulta and other beauty stores carry this line of brushes.

What I was Expecting...
What I actually got....
To start, I did a lot of research on this brush before I purchased it. I was intrigued by the large round shape of the brush. When I ended up buying it and taking it out if the package, the shape was very thin and tapered and not how I imagined it. I was looking forward to a large fluffy round tip to the brush and I was disappointed. 

Although the shape of this brush isn't what I was looking forward to, the quality is amazing. The bristles are very soft, the handle is good quality and this brush washes amazingly. 

Overall, this brush is great and I'm glad I bought it. Even though it wasn't what I was expecting, I still enjoy using it to apply my blush. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

MAC Brooke Shields Collection 2014

MAC x Brooke Shields Collection for September 2014Lately, mac has been coming out with a ton of collections (which is normal) but these past few collections have been really wowing the public! Yet again Mac has decided to launch another celebrity collab. this one with the beautiful model, Brooke Shields!

MAC x Brooke Shields Collection for September 2014The collection will feature products priced from $17 all the way up $85, including a 15-pan eyeshadow palette ($85), Veluxe Brow Liner ($20), brow set with clear gel ($17), Veluxe Pearlfusion Palettes ($44), Cremeblend Blush Duo ($31), lipstick ($22), bronzer ($27.50), Lipglass ($22), nail lacquer ($17). October 2nd is the in-store launch date (North America), but the collection will be available in 76 countries internationally.

I am super excited for the different packaging. As you can see, it is gray and orange but it's also kind of boxy and more square. As much as I love the original packaging, it is nice to see something different! 

Naked Basics 2 Palette!?!

Hey guys! So today I was browsing google+ when I read a post about a new palette coming out! At first I wasn't sure if it was even legit but my oh my! Urban Decay is coming out with a Naked Basics 2 palette! I am so excited because I love my first one and I have already hit pan on a few shades in the palette so I know I need this one hehe. I LOVE cool, gray and taupe shades so this palette is gonna be mine. Will you be picking this up?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MAC Marge The Simpsons Collection 2014

“On the occasion of their 25th anniversary, MAC celebrates everyone’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons, with a vivacious color collection that can only be described in one word: Eeeeexcellent. Debuts this fall.” 

Although there isn't a lot of info out about this collection and the colours within it, I do know that it launches online August 28th and in stores September 4th.