February Loves

This month I was introduced to quite a few items that I’m really excited about. So excited I’m blogging about them! I’ll start with the one I used a lot this weekend and was also my birthday gift from my parents.

I LOVE these colours!!! The major thing I learned once I started using eyeshadow “properly” is the importance of primer. Primer helps to bring out the true colours, prevent creasing and allow for longer wear of the eyeshadow. Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer (as seen with Naked) is one of the best I’ve used so far. The following picture was taken in the club after a few glasses of champagne so please excuse my facial expression (plus I was giving hubby some love) but I wanted to show you the eyeshadow (both Naked and Naked 2 were used) as well as my lashes. Favourite number 3 – lash extensions. My very good friend (the one who met me for yogurt) is currently in training for doing lash extensions. While there are many styles you can get, their primary purpose is to give you fuller lashes and somewhat eliminate the need for mascara. This set has been on for a full week now and they’re still going strong. They are supposed to last 2-4 weeks and you aren’t supposed to use oil based make-up removers with it. I thought they would be trouble with my contacts (taking the in and out) but they haven’t been a bother. If you live in Canada or Seattle check out Noir Lash Lounge.

I was reading a magazine (I think Glamour) and I saw that NARS had just come out with a new tinted moisturizer. So off I went to Nordstrom to get a sample (I love Nordstrom for that! Plus some products make me break out so I sample first). I received a sample of the tinted moisturizer and she gave me a sample of the oil-free primer to try as well, so far, another match made in heaven. No breakouts, lasted all day, and provided the right amount of coverage :). I got the tinted moisturizer in “Martinique”.

Today I picked up a fragrance that epitomizes Spring for me and I have labeled it as my Spring fragrance. “Wildbloom Vert” is a very crisp, clean and new scent by Banana Republic. I sprayed it on myself one day while browsing and I couldn’t stop smelling myself! It was also on sale but I had a 40% coupon that would’ve made it a better price than what they had so I waited ;). I think I will make this one of my main scents :D.

I have a few more things to try out for next month and if they make me as excited as this set did, maybe I’ll do another “favorites” post.

Hope you enjoyed!


For Gurls only ;)

Hi! Today I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I was going to do a video because I thought it would save time but the fact that I couldn’t find my camera which was next to me halfway through this post cost me time and I figured I could as well type away. So this will be a picture filled post! *Yay* I hope you enjoy it! I purposely did not choose a specific category for my blog because I wanted to be able to share everything! I’ve spoken about clothes before but never really posted pics or anything and I’m going to give this a try. Anyway! On to the post!!!

I think I’ve mentioned before that I follow a fashion blogger called Dulce Candy. I follow her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and I subscribed to the blog. I LOVE HER! I know she’s gotten so far at her age because she keeps it real (really Symone? Sorry but I couldn’t think of another way to put it but it’s pretty much sums up what I think.) Ok, here goes another shot – she’s easy to relate to and she has the girlfriend factor (you feel like she’s talking to you personally in her videos). I have to say it’s because of her that I’ve opened up my sense of style and started using/liking make-up. In her last drugstore haul video, she had so many things that I wanted to try so I decided to go and see what I could get. I had such a blast and  because she somewhat did a review on the products I wasn’t buying blind.  First you’ll find below the video then I’ll add pics and tell you what I got ok? Let’s go!

The Goodies (minus the MAC stuff)

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter. (left to right: L->R) Crème Brulee (095), Sugar Plum (085), Sugar Frosting (005), Pink Truffle (001).To me, these are lip balms with a tint. I really don’t remember what Dulce said about them but I love them! Perfect to keep in your handbag for daily use and the variety of colours allows you to change it up often. I only bought 4 but there are about 8 or more colours.

More lip stuff: (L ->R) Sally Hansen Vita A Lip Line Smoother, Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick, Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Colorfull. I wanted to try some different stuff so I just added these for my lips. I prefer to add colour to my lips than make up my whole face or even do eyes. So much easier!

Nail Polish (L ->R): Sally Hansen Gem Crush “Razzle Dazzler (06)”, Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care “Dune (03)”, Wet n Wild Megalast “Wet Cement (201C)”, Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV-Free Gel Color “Champagne (12755)”. I’m always doing my nails and looking for something different but not flashy. I saw the Gel Perfect Nail colour on Dulce’s haul and decided to give it a try as well since my nails are very brittle right now.

Eyeshadow (L ->R): L’oréal Infallible “Amber Rush (892)” and “Bronzed Taupe (890)”, Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eyestudio “Pomergranate Punk (30)”. The two eyeshadows by L’oréal are quite interesting. If you haven’t noticed by now, I LOVE neutral/natural colours when it comes to make-up – the “barely there” look. Those eyeshadows have a little disc on the inside that compresses the powder which makes it not so loose and also great for travelling. The Maybelline color is more creamy in texture.

Blush: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush “Coffee Cake (60)”. I am NOT  a blush person, but after Dulce showed this one and how it’s not very pigmented I decided to give it a shot.

Eyeshadow Brush & Eye liner (L ->R): RiteAid Renewal Eyeshadow Brush, Physicians Formula Shimmering Strips “Nude Eyes (7568)” and “Brown Eyes (7374)”. I’m always buying loose brushes because I’m still practicing. My mum got me the MAC brush kit for Christmas and I used it for my make-up on NYE but I like to keep using the cheap brushes for practice as I am NOT a pro. The eyeliners are also a pick by Dulce, and besides lipglosses/lipsticks I love eyeliners, so I decided to give these a try as well.

MAC products: SuperSlick Liquid Eye Liner “Smoky Heir” and Lipglass “Hot Spell (A81)”. I stopped by MAC when I was leaving the mall because I received a flyer on their latest collection “Naturally”. The lipglass is from that collection and I want to go back for a lipstick that was also there. It just screamed my name! The eyeliner… Believe it or not, my mother  has me into this coloured eyeliner. We both bought the blue one while I was home but they were out of the purple so I just got it. I ‘ll have to go back and get hers or else I’m in big trouble lol.

Since I was sharing so much today I figured why not share what I’m wearing as well :). I love these pants! I decided to wear them today to boost my spirits as I knew I’d be out and about and they’re actually brighter than they seem in the picture. (Sorry about my background – I hate cleaning that room!). I washed my hair and didn’t get to flat-iron it as I ran out the house early but at least I have quite a few hats lol!

Thanks for reading today! If there’s anything else you’d like to see or read about feel free to let me know in the comments!