Monday, December 6, 2010

Splurge: Dior e/s pallette

I got my email for 15$ off @ Sephora last week so I was determined to spend this on something I wouldn't buy at a regular price... but this time... I think I REALLY spoiled myself... :)

After much time going from eyeshadow set to another... I finally picked up the Dior Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in "Sunset café"! I have yet to try it out... but I'm really liking the colours I tried!! Maybe I'l wear it tomorrow at our usual meet! Let's see if primer is required :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2 e.l.f. hauls in a row!!

:D So glad that I got the first haul the week of Halloween because it helped me create my Halloween look for work!

The first and most exiciting thing was that I got the 100 piece eyeshadow palette from E.L.F.!! Yay!! I got to use some of the shades, such as two different shades of light blue to create the ghostly blueish face of the corpse's bride! Plus the indigo blue and a darker shade of blue to get my eyes and cheekbone the right definition. Although I noticed quite a bit of fallout while using the shadows, I find it is still a decent palette to have (especially at such a good price!!)

I tried the clarifying pressed powder in rosy beige and it seems to match my complexion. It did not cause me to breakout which is so good. Though there is little product, so I will be using it sparsingly (cuz i'm just that wierd... haha)

I got two blushes, one in Glow, from the regular line and 1 in Candid Coral from the studio line. I like both colours because they look very natural on my complexion.

I don't normally use lipsticks because 1) I usually eat them before I get to really wear them and 2) my boyfriend wants to kiss me but not eat my lipstick.... Anyhow... I still end up getting one out of curiousity. I got the "Seductive" lipstick from the regular e.l.f. line and really liked the colour. It is close to my natural lip colour but gives it a more 3D look to it, as well as a more healthy colouring...

I just got this on Nov 2nd, so no comments on the products yet. Though I did use the eyelid primer stick and the purple eyeshadow from the makeup set and was quite happy with it :) Another thing.. the eyeliner from the regular line was awesome! it goes on so smoothly :) really really liked it :) Yeps... really went all out last month... must avoid e.l.f. website... I'm tooo addicted!! haha...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bday (makeup) gifts from Eh-Lynn and Roni! XD

Surprise on Tuesday meet :) My awesome friends gave me some very pretty and much look forward to gifts! :D

Roni got me the NYX Glitter Cream Palette in Pretty in Pink and Ocean Breeze! They look so pretty and fun I can't wait to use them, especially the pink colours!!!! I will attempt to make the dressy glittery shadows a little more 'subtle' as a challenge :D but the good news is... Halloween is almost here and that gives me the oppurtunity to go crazy with colours! ;)

Alan and I plus a group of us went on a shopping spree a week ago and he got this big makeup set for his mom while part of it.... was given to me ^____^.... this included samples for 3 lipsticks, 2 lip gloss, a mascara primer and a full size Hypnose mascara from Lancome. He also added eye makeup remover pads from Physicians Formula (whish smells like Lavender) and a Bonnebell eyeshadow palette in Girlie Pink....

Wait a sec... what's with all this Pink stuff!?! haha.. I guess I come off as a girlie girl, regardless I'm looking forward to trying them out cuz they are pretty!!! :)

Side note : I used the eye makeup remover pads yesterday and I'm surprised that the scented pads did not irritate my eyes... Although I had to use 1 pad per eye, it did a pretty good job at removing the mascara + eyeshadow + eye primer for each eye... Will test it out further to see if my sensitive decides to react to it later~

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Haul: Eyeshadow palettes

I've been looking everywhere for the Urban Decay Naked palette with NO luck =(

So instead, this past weekend I decided to compensate by splurging a bit on different palettes I found in Sephora, the Bare Escentuals Outlet and Aerie (yes they sell make up too...)

I got the Urban Decay - Sustainable Shadow Box and the Too Faced - Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection from Sephora.

In Bare Escentuals I got 2 IQUAD Eye Shadow Compact one in shades of green and the other in shades of pink

@ American Eagle I got a set of eyeshadows for less that 5$!!! :D value deal and the colors were very pretty!~ I especially liked the Taupe and the Champagne colour on the palette and got complimented on it already :D :D :D

Also at The Cosmetic Company I got the Clinique - Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder as well as the Clinique - Concealing pen in 02. I suspect that the mineral powder might be causing me to break out... but it could just be the stressful nature of the month (me getting a year older and all... haha) Will continue using it after the stress is done :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

mini E.L.F.haul... big disappointment...

I got my 2nd haul from E.L.F. yesterday and I must say... I was quite disappointed...

In this haul, I got the Studio line brush set (11 pieces) , e.l.f. mineral booster (in large), shine eraser and the zit zapper... plus a sample of shimmering facial whip...

Although I haven't used any of the products yet... When I was washing my brushes last night I noticed that the quality were not as expected.. I had originally purchased the 'complexion brush' separately... and I realized that the quality for the new one that I got was different, the new brush was less dense and more hair fall-out... I also noticed that when comparing the eyeshadow brush (from regular line) with the studio line I noticed no increase in quality even though there is an increase in price.. well still.. for less than 3$ per brush what should one expect? Now I've accumulated some brushes that I will never use (ikes!!) I'm sticking to ordering individuals in the future!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Eos lip balm + Pretty eyeshadows...

EOS lip balm in honeysuckle honeydew and summer fruit

After seeing these adorable lip balm I knew I had to find them! Whenever I stopped by a drugstore or any place that sells lip balm I would go through the aisle looking for it... However no luck.... Last week however, I went on the EOS webpage and I found out that RW & Co. sells them... Immediately I went to get them this weekend!! I got two, a honeysuckle honeydew scented one and a summer fruit! The packaging is adorable and the application is unique :) I love things that smell good and taste good, although I'm pretty sure you aren't suppose to eat them (I can't help it! ) This will make an excellent addition to anyone who likes a unique lip balm!

Update: I went to the states a few time and I got the EOS in Lemon drop. Love it! It is refreshing and as a plus has a spf 15 making it perfect for a sunny day out! Also it is easy to open even with gloves as I found out snowboarding at Blue Mountain this year! :)

L.A. Color in Tease

OMG! This was sooo good!! Very intense colours, vibrant and simply beautiful! I loved it! I have NEVER worn red as an eyeshadow... but after I applied this one I really liked it! The first time I used it I didn't use primer and it creased a little... So we'll see how it looks after I prep my eyelids first ;)

Update: yeps better and brighter colours with primer, and does not budge :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Anna Sui: Lovin' my lipbalm!!

For some reason my lips are extremely dry today, to the point of peeling (and on the verge of bleeding...) Thankfully, I have my Anna Sui lip balm... Wahh... after 2 hours since initial application it still feels soo nice! Typically, I would not purchase lip balm that is in a tub because I do not like to use my finger to apply them, but I stumbled upon this while I was at Shoppers with some credits to spend, I brought this.. and loved it! I use the Quo lip brush to apply this silky lip balm on and I carry 'the set' with me at all time. However, I think that I would have to find a more convenient lip balm... Still, this was a nice treat.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mid August Makeup Haul

Here's a late post for some things that happened mid August. Firstly... I got my first E.L.F. haul and also I did a small haul while I was in the States!!! :)

I've done my first 'haul' blog on my main page and here is a link for it...

Mini E.L.F. Haul

Here are the things that I got from my stop at Fashion Outlet Mall and Wal-Mart in the States:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

E.L.F. Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths vs M.A.C. Wipe

I recently finished my MAC Wipes and got to try my new E.L.F. Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths.

The E.L.F. product is in a sleek black packaging with a lid that opens in the middle and unlike the one from MAC, this second layer is resealable and therefore it acts as extra protection to help prevent the cloth from drying too quickly (the last few sheets from M.A.C. were kind of dry)

I was not too sure what to expect since it was only $3 for the pack, to my surprise, I really liked it! I found that they were both good at removing makeup off my face at the end of the day, but ELF is more gentle on the skin and smells really nice... kind of like Aloe Vera (it's one of the ingredient...) It is also very refreshing and not at all sticky. The E.L.F cleansing cloth is a lot less oily than the M.A.C. one and unlike the one from MAC, it did not sting / irritate my skin when I was removing my makeup with it.

With such great quality at 15 cents a sheet compared to 40 cents a sheet at M.A.C. I would definitely recommend trying. It's painless to save!! ^_^

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Makeup Blog Post #1

It was May 2009 when I finally realized the importance of skincare and makeup is to my self-esteem and love of self. It all started with a quick stop at the Bay, where I decided I will 'fight' this acne problem of mine and purchased my first "3 Steps" from Clinique. This blog is dedicated to sharing my experience (adventures!!) and thoughts on beauty matters for oneself, for fun... Welcome to my Makeup Blog :)