Monday, December 31, 2012

Boxing Week Sale Purchases

  Firstly I'd like to give Katie a shout out and to say thanks for nominating me for the Leibster Award a second time.  I'm not going to do another post but please go check our her blog, katie alyse.

  As I mentioned in my last post I have banned myself from buying clothes or makeup until the spring.  I did however grab some stuff last week with my Christmas money.

Had a smudge on my lens...oops

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Makeup Rotation: December 31-January 6

  My new years resolution is to not buy any makeup or clothes for 100 days starting on December 29.  The reality is I have a shopping problem and I have too much stuff.  The one exception will be that I will be buying some stuff to do a giveaway once I reach 100 followers.

  I have made a Word document listing all my lipsticks and blushes and I will be rotating them every week so I get equal wear out of all of them.

I left myself a free day since I want to be able to choose from my whole collection for New Years Eve.

 Lips of the week: MAC Boys Go Crazy + Barry M 100, Illamasqua Welt, Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart, MAC Coral Bliss, MAC Ruby Woo, MAC Brick-O-La

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Revlon Lipstick in Black Cherry

  I picked this up ages ago with a $10 Shoppers Drugmart Coupon so instead of the original price of $10.49 I got it for 49 cents. 


Friday, December 28, 2012

What's In My Bag

  My boyfriend caught me taking these pictures and was confused as to why anyone would want to see what's in my purse.  Maybe he's right but personally I'm really nosey and like seeing what people carry around.

Bag: Ted Baker $50 (at Ted Baker, Yorkdale Mall in Toronto)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Versitile Blogger Award

  I'd like to thank Jasmine from Green Eyed Monster! for nominating me for my second award in my short time in blogging, The Versitile Blogger Award.  Jasmine is so sweet and has a great blog so please check her out!  I was awarded the Liebster Award earlier this month so please click on my link if you want to find some other great new blogs to follow :)

The rules of this award are:
--Thank the Blogger which awarded you
--Share 7 random facts about yourself
--Nominate 7 fellow bloggers
--Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been awarded
--Add the Versatile Blogger badge to your blog


MUA Heaven & Earth Eyeshadow Palette

  I have been putting off this review as this palette has been out of stock for awhile but it's finally back online on the MUA Store.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Clarins Instant Definition Mascara

  I hope everyone had a good Christmas (if you celebrate it of course).  I'm back home after 2 days away and will be reviewing a mascara I got as a Christmas present. 


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Travel Makeup Bags

  This afternoon I'm going to Missisauga to spend Christmas Eve with my boyfriend's family then tomorrow we'll be going to Pickering to spend Christmas day with mine. Here's the makeup related products I decided on bringing:
From top to bottom: F21 bag, MAC Brush Kit Bag (which fits into the F21 bag), TNA makeup bag

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop

  I have a few other Revlon Lip Butters and like everyone and their mother, I LOVE them.  I've wanted the shade Lollipop forever and since Shoppers Drug Mart was offering 2000 bonus points if you bought 2 I picked it up along with Sweet Tart (which I'll review later).


Friday, December 21, 2012

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose

  Stereo Rose is pretty notorious in the online beauty community.  I remember it being raved about online when it came out previously (in 2005 and again in 2010) but I never managed to get my hands on it.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose $34CAD for 10g

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ASOS Sale

  ASOS usually holds 2 big sales a year.  One in the summer and one in December.  The sale started yesterday with a lot of items priced at 50% off.  I want A LOT but seeing as I have too much stuff am broke I was a good girl and just bought 3 things.  They have a lot of makeup on sale too but I limited myself to clothes.
Purple midi pencil skirt, "The Horrors" t-shirt, River Island Jewel Collar Dress

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hard Candy Nail Polish in Beetle


  I picked this nail polish up in the U.S. this summer so I'm not 100% certain whether it's available in Canada.  You can get Hard Candy products at Wal-Mart but the last time I was at a Canadian Wal-Mart about a year ago I remember the selection was more limited.

Monday, December 17, 2012

MAC Sweetly Smoky Crushed Metallic Pigments

  I have 2 sets of parents so luckily I get to do Christmas twice.  My mum and stepdad are going to be in Florida for Christmas so we exchanged gifts yesterday.  I'll be doing Christmas on the 25th with my dad and step mom. I got quite a few beauty related items so I have lots of stuff to try and review on here.

  First up is this pigment set from the MAC Glamour Daze collection.  Isn't the packaging amazing?  My mum knows I love MAC so she went there with my picture in hand and had the S.A.s pick out stuff that would suit me.

MAC Guilty Passions: 4 Sweetly Smoky Crushed Metallic Pigments

Sunday, December 16, 2012

What I Wore Yesterday Feat. MAC Cranberry

  I recently picked up MAC's eyeshadow in Cranberry after wanting it for ages.  It's such a beautiful, vibrant, and unique shade and I'm in love with it.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter Skin Savers

  I have very dry and sensitive skin and cold, dry winters make it worse.  These are all products I've used for a long time that help combat that problem.  Sorry for the fact that these are almost finished containers (my boyfriend seemed to think that tube of Aquaphor looked hilarious?).

L to R: Jojoba Oil, Smashbox Soft Lights in Shimmer, Eucerin Aquaphor, Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm, Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub, Jamieson Vitamin E Gel-Cream, & The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

Friday, December 14, 2012

Snow Inspired Nails

  As much as I hate winter, I cannot deny that it is here and snow is on it's way.  My hands and cuticles are currently a mess so I took off the dark nail polish I was wearing.  I opted for something light that won't stain my poor nails.

L to R: Essie "Ballet Slippers" and Forever 21 "Silver Sparkle"


Thursday, December 13, 2012

What's In My Makeup Bag

  The makeup in my makeup bag changes day to day based on what I'm wearing and for how long I'll be out of the house.  This is actually my makeup bag from yesterday.  Since I change up my makeup everyday I might make this a series that I'll post about occassionally.

My makeup bag is from Aritzia and is a few years old.  They still sell similar bags.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sleek Lipstick in Vamp

  Sorry for all the lip product posts; I cleary have an addiction here! Once you start you can't stop. 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How I set my makeup: Winter Edition

   As a follow up to yesterday's post, I use MAC Pro Set Powder to set my foundation during colder months.  I use a Laura Mercier powder when it's summer but I find this MAC powder is better suited to the winter when my skin is at it's dryest.


Monday, December 10, 2012

My holy grail foundation

  After years of wearing makeup I finally found my PERFECT foundation...but there is one con of this product and that is it isn't available in store in Canada.  I don't know how helpful this will be to my Canadian & American readers but if you were curious about ordering this online or are traveling overseas soon maybe it is.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Liebster Award

  I'd like to thank the lovely Elle at Lipstick & Lace for nomintating me for this award.  Please go check out her blog!

The rules of the Liebster award are:
*This award is for bloggers with less than 300 followers
*The nominees must link back to the blogger who award them
*If you are nomintaed write "11 Random Facts" about yourself and answer the 11 questions the aware wrote for you
*Make up 11 questions to be answered and nominate 11 other bloggers


MAC Dollymix Blush

  Today I'll be sharing my thoughts on my favourite winter blush, MAC Dollymix.  It is a beautiful, bright dark pink with a hint of shimmer.  I apologize for these pictures.  I live in a basement apartment and have to take my pictures outside and it has been so grey lately.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Years Dresses

  Now I have no clue what I'll be doing for New Years.  My sister and I might throw a party because we both hate paying cover only to line up for an hour in the cold.  I was going to try and not buy a new dress because I'm saving for a DSLR but I just cannot help myself.  These are some dresses I've been eyeing and hopefully I can snap one up on Boxing Day for a steal.
1. Aritzia  2. Zara TRF  3. Aritzia  4.  Urban Outfitters  5. Urban Outfitters  6. Topshop
   I'm leaning towards dresses #4 or #5.  Urban Outfitters always have the prettiest dresses this time of year.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Review: Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in "Valentine"

  I have wanted to try one of these lipsticks ever since they came out so when I redeemed my Shoppers Optimum points last weekend I thought I'd treat myself.  I chose this shade because it's a beautiful, dark true red.

Monday, December 3, 2012

MAC Lipstick Collection

1. Ruby Woo  2. Beatuy (LE)  3. Playing Koi (LE)  4. Brick-O-La  5. Viva Glam Nicki  6. Coral Bliss  7. Rebel  8. St. Germain  9. Impassioned  10. Up The Amp



Saturday, December 1, 2012

What I Wore Last Night

  Last night my boyfriend and I went out to a bar that his friend was DJing at and we met up with some friends there.  It was the first COLD night this winter.  It was -11 with the windchill and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground so I had to wear lots of layers.