Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I hate wasting things... but if it's expired or you think the product has gone bad... it's better to toss them out just in case... Here are some things that I may not want to get rid of but I must...
  • Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara, BlincLancome Hypnose + Cils Booster,  - expired... opened in June 2011
  • ELF Mineral face primer - used a few times, thought it smelled weird and left my face feeling clogged up...
  • Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator x 2- also used a few times since December 2009... Probably should have tossed it out earlier... did not like the finish of the product (too shiny)
  • Skin79 Hot Pink BB cream - I love, love, loved this product... but my skin does not... The colour is right for my skin, and I don't need to apply powder as often as other foundations or BB cream. Sadly, my face breaks out pretty badly after several use... Although, I'm not sure if the product I bought was real or not... the consistency of the product is also very suspicious but everything seemed to match the site's...
  • Mary Kay Satin Lips lip balm - had this product for way too long and don't think I should keep it since it's really quite old...
  • Clinique Super Rescue night moisturizer - a sample I've had for almost 2 years... I thought it's time I toss it out... the consistency changed...
Are you doing a winter cleanup?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NOTD: RGB Oxblood

I'm scared of using red nail polish because I was scared that it doesn't really complement my skintone... However, I was quite surprised that this deep red worked so well on me~
Here on my ring finger is Oxblood by RGB. With the flash the red comes off as a pretty cheery red, but it is in fact a red that is almost black in natural light. TBH, when I got this bottle in my November Glymm box I was a bit disappointed... why red?!?! But now I'm glad that I got this colour, otherwise I wouldn't have tried it and wouldn't have realized that I liked it so much. Thank you Glymm, for making me become more adventurous! :)

How about you? are there any colours that you are scared to wear?

FOTD: the Blues with Lise Watier Bleu Ocean

I was getting ready for a Friday night out with eM, but he was too occupied with Deus Ex, so I decided to play with my makeup while waiting for him... I end up using my Bleu Océan duo for the first time! :)

Close up of my left eye
a note: I have very uneven eyes, and when I do my liners and shadows, they never look even~ now if I make funny faces... then they are not as noticeable ^_^

Friday, November 25, 2011

Guilty Pleasure

R&R eyeshadows
I patiently waited for these to arrive... Rock and Republic eyeshadows!! They are from two separate hauls that I got from Each shadow came in its own pretty box that I had to toss out because they were way to bulky... My impression of them was that "I'm paying way too little for such gorgeous packaging." The quality of these shadows are excellent and for 7$ each I could not resist... Unfortunately, I could not get a hold of some colours that I wanted... Anyways, I just wanted to share one of my indulgences~ :D

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Smashbox Haul + FOTD

The past Sunday we made it to Lisa's Cosmetic 2011 Christmas Warehouse Sale at around 2pm. The first surprise was the long lineup~ Second was the fact that all these women tried to bring their kids and crying babies inside the warehouse even though the flyer states that "No strollers or children under 12" were allowed... anyways, here's some pictures~ Enjoy!
the 1.5 hour lineup at Lisa's Cosmetic Warehouse sale
The haul: I got a few hair products by Schwarzkopf (all hair masks + hair gum), a brush (2.99), and a hair conditioner by Joico ($7.99). The rest are makeup from Smashbox and a blush by Canadian brand Marcelle :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Loose Button Luxe box: November 2011

My November luxe box :)
I love the little detail on the card. Last month they also had shadows of the products at the bottom :)

Mini Haul: Makeup + lipbalm + skincare

I was on my best behavior this weekend when it came to shopping... This was all I purchased from a 2 day shopping spree. I would have spent less if I didn't get the Lancome Génifique concentrate while I was at Sephora. 

So how well did I do? $155USD (that's saving about $90). Here's my haul ~\
So happy I got the tangerine flavor EOS lipbalm!!!!!!!
YSL Gloss Volupté in 6 Vanilla Pink, this lip gloss smells like watermelon and has a lovely  light pink tint to it. Gorgeous gloss :)
YSL Blush Variation in #2 Pink Bloom
MAC Digi Pops Green - Both Shroom and Club are on my MAC e/s want list and at the the price of $26USD I get Steamy and Sunny Spot as bonuses. It's a Win-Win :)
Wet N Wild Blue Had Me At Hello
Wet N Wild Comfort Zone, I have been looking all over for this palette ever since I saw it on  Jen's YT vid... but they were either out of stock or the rare one that I found were broken~ I hope it's worth it! 
A pretty bracelet from Banana Republic
Update: 24/11/11

It appears I brought the same colour twice! Meet Club from MAC and this beautiful shade from my Wet N' Wild Palette! From the pan they look almost identical, but the colour in the WNW palette has a bit more bluish green sparkles in it... Will do swatches when I finally use either palettes! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Go-to products

Most MU addicts (like myself) own a lot of makeup... however, only a select few are used daily... Here is my list:
  • Anastasia Go-To-Brow: quick and easy, I don't have to go hunting for a brush to apply it on and the highlighter on the other end :)
  • shu uemura eyelash curler: one word, L.O.V.E! no pinching and beautiful curls for people with short lashes~
  • eos lipbalm: my current fave is the mint one, because of it, my lips have never been softer! 
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto in brownish black: so easy to use in creating clean thin lines, a product I will definitely repurchase~
  • Almay one coat nourishing mascara: the mascara shows my curls beautifully and on most occasions does not leave me with raccoon eyes, but at times it might... I wish my eye area was less oily -__-
  • Urban Decay Naked palette: the colours are neutral, which is perfect for work, yet there are colours you can use if you want a bolder look 
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance: this is a very important product for people with oily eyelids as myself, although I must say that I prefer the UD primer over this...
  • Clinique mirror: it's a simple mirror that is slightly bigger than your palm, it does its job and it was free :)
My 'dailies.' Lately I've been using my October Luxebox as a tray to hold  frequently used MU

Due to hygienic reasons... I have to switch out my eyeliner and mascaras at the 3-6 months mark ( it really should be 3 months... but I pushed most to almost 6)... I feel that they were still okay, but I don't want to risk getting a stye... so here are the products I'm switching up with: 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Warehouse Sale

Just wanted to let everyone know that Lisa's Cosmetics Christmas Warehouse sale starts November 19th!

I wish I could go on opening day, but that Saturday my company is doing inventory count plus I got tickets to the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo~ So I might settle going on the 20th with a girlfriend~ Will put up a haul post if I end up going :)

Oooh... if you want the schedule or more info about the warehouse sale, you can check out their website at:

Let the shopping begin!

Glymm box: November 2011

I have to start off saying that I had spoiled my surprise this month by looking at other blogs before arriving home to my own... oh well~~ here's my November Glymm box!

As expected, we get very pretty packaging...
product info sheet as well as the generic card for every subscriber...
lots of samples!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Funny event: Hair serum as face moisturizer

This past weekend, a bunch of friends and I went to shop in the states and I decided to pack LAST minute Friday after work... Due to multiple issues, I was rushed to pack my skincare routine so I packed a bunch of samples (it's the only time I get try out them out...) Later that night when it came moisturizing my face, I used what I thought was the "Caudalie" moisturizer and applied it on my face... it felt a little too thick as a moisturizer but I didn't question it until I had it covered my entire face... I started to get strange tingly feeling on my face... so I quickly grabbed the little bottle and it reads "Kératese." Crap!!! I used a hair serum thinking it was a moisturizer! I freaked out and began washing my face rigorously with my La Roche Posay Toleriane and a hot towel... my face by then was red and slightly swollen... it looked bad...
Here's a picture of my cheek and chin... RED! it looked worst in real life as the flash from the camera stripped the picture of its depth...

After, I washed my face a few more times and my friend let me used some of her products that night... I was afraid to sleep and wake up... but... I was fine the next morning... I'm not sure if it was all that washing or if it was the products my friend gave me, but whatever it was it worked... my face was almost normal...

That day... I was determined to get a moisturizer for my face (it isn't easy to find something that works for oily combination acne prone skin!) No luck with Lancome products at DFCC, because it was all sold out. No luck at the CCO, everything was too expensive even though they were on sale... I got desperate when I got to Wal-mart that night and got the Yes-to-Tomatoes Clear Skin Balancing Moisturizer... BIG mistake... (Em has better judgement than me...) I put this on at night and instantly my face turned red and slightly swollen... I gave it another try in the morning... same thing happened... only my face got extremely dry as well... needless to say, I returned it to Wal-mart... I think that I should really stick to what works for me... When I came back to T-dot... I used my reliable Génefique Youth Activating Concentrate for the entire face and the Kiehl's Cryste Marine Ultra Riche on areas that are dry... the results? Awesomeness :)

Lessons of the day?

Make sure you read the labels before using a product.
Fiancé on rare occasions may be right!