Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Feeding my E.L.F. addiction!


So here's my recent E.L.F. hauls... I got this first haul when ELF was having their 50% off Studio line... They short shipped me the makeup remover cloths, so I contacted customer service, within 24 hours they had an order in the system and I received the missing part a week later in the mail. So far, I have not had any problems with their customer service... :) 

From this mini order, I've tried the cream liner in Teal Tease and really enjoyed it. Lovely colour, easy to apply and glides on smoothly... I'm glad I also got it in black and punk purple (which I gave to my friend cuz she loves eyeliners and the colour purple.) It was my first exposure to cream liner and I found it even easier to use than my CG liquid liner. <3

Onto my second haul...

ELF had their 7 year anniversary sale in the month of July and for 70 minutes on July 7th, there was a 70% off sale sitewide.... I could not resist... so here's my haul (that I finally received on July 25...)

I bought mostly things that I wanted to try out but haven't got around to or wouldn't want to pay full price for (ie false lashes...) The discount was quite sweet, I got everything above for less $20 USD (plus crazy Canadian shipping of $14.95...) Still... I think I'm ELFed-out for the year... :)


ahh.... I must note... the blending wedges were awful... I didn't even get to try it out because they reeked so badly... wished I got something else as a filler.. haha...

Friday, July 22, 2011

FOTD: July 21, 2011

I left out two items from this picture, my Skin79 BB cream and ELF eyeshadow primer
Q3 - Flora and Fauna <-- the colours for this palette is very subtle and doesn't really pop out. I find that the shimmer makes it perfect for a neutral day look and helps to brighten your eyes. I found these eyeshadows a bit powdery and that they work best when applied with the applicators that came with the quad or alternately, your fingers. Another, trick that worked for me was to use a creamy base (ie NYX jumbo eye.) Love the greens and yellow in this palette, it's just so sad that the colours look so washed out from the lighting... I need a new camera T_T

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hello Kitty! - Swatches!!

I'm not normally a Hello Kitty fan, mostly because I prefer the rest of the Sanrio crew (Purin, Chococat, Pochacco and the list is endless...) but when I saw this on the Sephora website I just know that I really want it T^T

The Hello Kitty Graffiti Eyeshadow and Blush Palette has 4 eye shadows (shimmery gray, soft pink, grayish teal and charcoal) and 2 powder blushes (bronzy peach and dusty pink.) The colours are less adventurous in comparison to what the outside looks like, but I think are pretty wearable colours. The packaging on the other hand looks so cute, yet daring and colourful (which I <3)! Need I mention that it is a 'Sephora' exclusive, limited edition?? My # 1 weakness!!

Now I just need to go to Sephora to see how pigmented they are...I might have to wait for my trip to Atlanta next month to get this :)


I had to check it out at Sephora today... my first impression when I saw it was realizing how big the palette was, almost the size of my palm. It was chunky!! anyways, here are some swatches of the eyeshadows for this palette :)

with flash
without flash
What do you think? Should I still get it? 27.07.11

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hautelook order: blinc + Pixi & Pop

I'm a compulsive (and emotional) shopper... Here's my damage from Hautelook. 2 separate sales, arrived 1 day apart :)
From blinc, I got:
  • resurf.a.stic Face 
  • mascara - Black
  • heated lash curler
  • blinc long lash
I have yet to try these products, so no comments! (minus the mascara, I've used it before and liked it) 

Pixi & Pop

ugh... I just want to say, that the packaging for 'Pop Beauty' palette are mostly bulky and cheap looking (especially the Pop Eye Class)... They looked better in pictures. I was not a big fan of them... on one of the palettes there were gaps between the pans O.o... 

On the other hand, I really liked the cute packaging of the Pixi Eye Beauty Kit, I got this set in Mermaid. This palette is compact and simple. I'm really looking forward to wearing the beautiful turquoise colours. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

NOTD: Mint Sorbet

I really LOVE this colour :) Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Mint Sortbet!! <3 I love this minty colour!

Please excuse my messiness, I don't paint my nails very well... and I usually let it clean up itself... haha... currently the edge look better (it's been 4 days!!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FOTD - July 13, 2011

I've recently joined Makeuptalk forum and I've been wanting to do a FOTD on it... and since I just got my Hautelook parcel, I thought it was appropriate to make one of the palettes my feature item :) Enjoy!

Revlon Beyond Natural Concealer and Highlighter in Light (used both to conceal imperfections and highlight brow bone)
Bare Minerals Foundation SPF 15 in Medium
E.L.F. Studio Blush in Pink Passion <-- this is a really bright pink, I had to use a gentle hand when applying and used the micro pink to tone it down... 
MAC Micro Pink ( I actually put this over my entire face to set everything in and give my face the slight pinkish look)

E.L.F. lid primer in Sheer
Pop Beauty - Pretty Puzzle - Smoked out Silver --> mainly the purple and indigo from the palette (plus some silver + peach on inner corner)
Wet n Wild Gel Liner in 887 Eggplant
Blinc - Kiss me Mascara - Black
Anastasia Go Brow
Revlon Brow Styling Gel

L'Oreal - Shine Delice Lipstick in Pink Lemonade #112
Sephora - Super Shimmer Lipgloss in Precious Pink

NYX sale on Hautelook ^_^

Woahh!!! NYX Sale on Hautelook this coming Friday :) so excited... I hope they have the Jumbo eye pencils!!!

You can also check out Hautelook to see what current deals they have now! XD

I'm so excited!! Will try to be at exactly 11am EST :)


HAHA... cruel joke... NYX had a deal of the day.. 07.15.11

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

EOTD: July 9th, 2011 - Blue

I really like to play with colours, but it seems I still need to work on my blending... I always feel rushed to do my makeup and the colours look separated... What do you think?

I wore this look to match my blue shirt :)

Tackle box as makeup storage!

Let me introduce you to my new makeup storage. Voila a tackle box used for beauty purpose!

I've been hunting for a perfect organizer to compact my precious makeup collection and finally found this in the fishing aisle. 

The drawer is 16.5" x 12.0" x 16.0" which is a good size for my 'desk.' It contains 4 stowaway utility boxes, 1 big storage area on the top and a small top-access storage area on the lid. 

Here's how I organized the stowaway boxes...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

NOTD: Black and Yellow

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow 

I opted to try this yellow with a black crackle tip. It is summer time and I don't want to be so dark. What do you think about this style?

The SH Xtreme Wear is on sale at Shopper's for $2.50 so I decided to pick it up, try and stock up if I like them... It's not too bad, so I think I might go back to pick up some more colours :| the Mint Sorbet looked cute! I think the sale ends tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

EOTD: July 2, 2011 - Simple Gradient

This picture was taken at 10:09pm (12h after application!!)
I am so impressed with my L.A. Colors palette, so I decided to post this particular EOTD... here is what I used...

E.L.F. 60% off site wide!

It's E.L.F.'s 7th birthday and they are having a 60% sitewide sale... Doesn't happen too often so check it out!

Use code BEST on orders of $25 and up...

I'm online shopping again!! (be warned, the website is ubber slow)


Update: After all my recent splurges I decided against buying the 32 items in my shopping bag... It was fun while I browsed through the [extremely] slow website and added things to my shopping bag... the total after the discount and the shipping was $34.95... ahhh... what a steal...


Another Update: ELF has another sale today between 1 to 2:10PM for 70% off sitewide... I cannot resist...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Nail art - Dollar store bargains

Went shopping for shoes with Roni the other day... ended up at Dollarama and found these for a buck each! Cannot wait to try them out with the girls!