Monday, January 17, 2011

FOTD: Girly Purple and Blue Look

It's been a very long time since i've done a FOTD (face of the day). I haven't been wearing eyeshadow as often as before, so today i thought i test out my camera with this FOTD. I'm running out of ideas for colour combos. I might need to get new eyeshadows!

Here is the finish eye look: the blue kind of oxidized :S after a few minutes.

The Product List

Mac Red Velvet shade stick
NYX Rust all over lid
Mac Moons Reflection over lid
Mac Fresh Water crease
Black Tide deepen crease (optional)
Taupe eyebrows pencil
QUO lashes in 801

Makeupforever invisible foundation 115
Mac Love Rock Mineralizer

Revlon Pearl 405 Silver City
Rimmel 086 Sugar Plum

& the finish look.....
i'm really liking the mineralizer.

thanks for dropping by ;)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Box On Vanity

i'm always on the lookout for ways to organize my makeup and unique ways to decorate my vanity. I found this cute little box at Winners, (by chance) and knew it would look great on my vanity. I'm not exactly sure what to store in it yet, but i was thinking some skincare products.

This is how it look and currently these are the things in it. I'm still deciding what is best. i thought it would look nice with my perfumes on it, but it's not wide enough. The only one that fits is the Vera Wang Pincers one.

a top view. Some miscellaneous items in the bottom drawer. Mainly, a lot of sample items, i'm testing out and what not.

These are someskincare products that are cluttering away on my vanity top. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions of how to organize/store these?? i use them on a daily basis.

So i need some ideas. What do you guys think would look good in my "box"?? Please share your creativity

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MAC + NARS lipstick swatch + FOTD


you will be viewing a ton of pictures of me, please do not read on if you don't like these types of posts.

I want to swatch some lipsticks for you guys today, because i just got a new camera.

I've already done hand swatches on these in previous posts. If you are interested, search my blog and it should come up. However, like my NYX lip swatch, i've decided to do a whole face shot, so you can compare it against my skin tone. I think it's much more representative of the lipstick colour.

Mac Blooming Lovely (from London Liberty Collection)
Mac Ever Hip (from London Liberty Collection)
NARS Belle De Jour (decided to swatch this, because i see a lot of people are searching for this from my feedjit feedback)
Mac Gaga

Mac Blooming Lovely: i had this in my vanity for a very long time, because i didn't know how i can pull this off. This cool tone lavendar can easily make you look like you were just poisoned if applied on its own. In this picture, i lined and filled my lips with a lip liner from Shiseido Perfect Rouge which give my lip a pink undertone, then i lightly apply Blooming Lovely. This is a limited edition shade, but i heard the next closest thing is Lavender Whip from Mac Absolutely love the amplified finish. if anyone one else have any ideas on wearing this, let me know!

Mac Ever Hip: is a very bright coral colour. This is one of my personal favourite! Its definitely a summer must have shade for me. It looks a little awkward against my eye makeup/eyeshadow, but I was lazy to redo a whole new look, so please ignore that. I applied this on it's own. It's very pigmented. I can't think of a dupe for this at the moment. Sorry!

NARS Belle De Jour: I decided to include this shade in this post as well, because i noticed that a lot of people that visit my site are searching for swatches of it. The first swatch i made on it does not justify this colour. So here it is again. It claims to be a nude colour but it has a orange undertone. The payoff is lustre, and a little sheer in my opinion. I wish it was a bit more opaque. It looks almost coral in these pictures. The lighting is just a little off.

Mac Gaga: This is another cool tone pink. I think you guys have seen this colour around enough, but i just wanted to include it in here as well just because it looks very pretty. It's definitely BARBIE. Looks great with smokey purple eyes.

Hope you guys enjoy this post. I love lipsticks.

What do you guys think of the camera?? I think it did a pretty good job taking photos in my room and depicting the colours well. I never could have done that before.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bath and Body - Scented Candle and Body Lotions

Last year (2010) I started to become obsessed with scented candles and lotions. I've never cared for it, and i thought that it's a complete waste of money, but after my first purchase at "Bath and Body" i'm hooked.

I can't really explain what it is about it, but I've got into the habit of lighting candles and using the lotions now. A lot of it might have to do with how WONDERFUL it makes me and my room smells! I guess i'm a real sucker for stuff that smells good!

Here is my purchase. I took advantage of the deals that they had!

Scented Candles: Twilight Woods & Midnight Pomegranate


- Highly fragranced candle exclusively developed and tested by our team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world's best master perfumers.

- Made using the highest concentration of the fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks for optimal performance

- Burn time of approximately 40-65 hours.

Cautions: Do not burn for more than 3-4 hours at a time

If you buy these at their retail price they are expensive! I believe its $22.50 CAD, but if you wait for the sales, it's 50% off. I don't have experience using many candles, but to me, these candles last a long time. I've burned them atleast 15 times each already, (each time for more than an hour), and it's still not done.

My favourite is Twilight woods. They were burning it in the store the day that i wanted to purchase candles, and i had to have it. It truly smells romantic & calming to me (that makes no sense(i know) at all- but i just really love this scent!). i love it so much i got the lotion as well. Pomegranate is much more "sweet" so i light it time to time when i feel happy and hyper. I think the scent i burn reflects my mood.

Here's a quick shot of how the candles look after lighting. The top layer of wax will melt, and i believe that is the fragrance oils. It's incredible, (to me, because i never seen that before). The smell fills my room very quickly. Once you are done, just blow it out, or cover it with the lid to put out the flame, and the liquid layer would solidify again. Ready to be lit up again.

Scented Body Lotions:all with vitamin e and jojoba & shea butter

Twilight Woods: a hypnotic blend of enticing fruits and warm cypress inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods.

Sweet Pea: a fruity floral scent that evokes the intoxicating, floral-infused breezes of the Mediterranean

Japanese Cherry Blossom: "award winning" a seductive and mysterious floral sdcent inspired by the exotic garden of Japan.

The smell lasts a few hours, if you are not running around and doing much, but otherwise they fad quick in my opinion. Otherwise, it's nice to apply on, because it dries very quickly and nicely. It also dries matte, so that is a plus for me. I would say moisturizing wise - they are good, but not great. My arms does feel smoother when I've applied it a couple of times, but i don't have a problem with dry skin (body wise anyways). It does soften the skin noticeably, but it won't work if your skin is very dry. Silly me, but i apply it because it smells so good, and i like to smell good. :)

I think my favourite would have to be the Cherry Blossom , but i honestly love the other two as well. They're all unique amongst one another. They all smell very nice, probably the best ones the store offers (in my opinion)

BTW. Bath and Body has a great return policy. They are all about customer satisfaction . They say "If your experience is anything less than perfect, please remmeber our 100% satisfaction guarantee." right on their candle and receipts. i really like stores that are dedicated to their customers. It makes me want to come back.

Note: I'm not trying to advertise the company by any means, i'm simply a very satisfied customer