Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Glymm box: December 2011

So sorry to be late at posting this, but I was leaving for vacation the day I received this. I will be brief with my Glymm box this month, as I am sure most people have already posted theirs up and the products received are the same (or very similar)~
December Glymm box 2011
Sula Beauty Natural Lip Gloss in Mesmerizing
YSL Parisienne Eau de Parfum
I was very happy to see a mini perfume collectible in my Glymm box this month. I have been collecting them as a kid and since have over a hundred bottles ^_^
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream

It's a cute box this month, however I am not too impressed with getting 2 hand cream... I mean you can't exactly try out both at the same time to see results... but I guess you can always use extra this time of the year as it is ubber dry outside! This month's box is a B-. It's got some nice sized deluxe sample, but it is not as well rounded as the boxes from previous months. I'm still happy about the jelly beans ^_^

Monday, December 19, 2011

Loose Button Luxe Box: December 2011

It seems that Loose Button won the race, because I received my luxe box on Friday ^_^ Here's what I got...
This is what the box looked like when I opened it...
the card and the chocolate, there was another card that I forgot to take a picture of XD
Everything in plain view

Current product: Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

I love(d) my EOS lipbalm and had been using them since September of last year... Back in June I finally got a hold of one in Sweet Mint one and had been using that until the end of November when my lips cracked and peeled... This painful (and ugly) condition went on for an entire week, and whenever I apply my EOS lipbalm on my lips, it got worst so I decided to just not put anything on my lips. There is very slight improvement but at least it did not get worst. Luckily, when I went to spend my $20 gift card at Sephora I was introduced to this miraculous product by one of the awesome CSR~ (Thank you so much Christina!)

First off... I know that Jack Black is a brand designed for men but this lipbalm fits the bill and does its job well! The first thing you notice about this is that it is very thick. After you apply it on your lips they instantly feel softer and is surprisingly not sticky. The two choices for flavor were mint and the flavor I picked: Lemon and Chamomile which is sweet and lightly scented. I've been using this for two weeks now and my lips are so much better, still slightly tender because the skin peeled so badly, but it is recovering nicely~

Friday, December 16, 2011

Eyeshadow Primer: Lasting power test

I was bored so I decided to play with some e/s primers that I have and find out how they compared to each other. The 4 subjects are: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC pot paint in Painterly, Estee Lauder's touch base for eyes in Canvas Deep and ELF eyelid primer (can't rmb if it's from the regular line or studio line...) Let's take a look at my playful experiment!
Just the primer on my inner arm: Too Faced(it's clear, can't see or describe... my arm colour?), MAC(light pink), EL(gold shimmer), ELF (slightly peachy)
I didn't realize that there were colours for all the primers... except for the Too Faced one which dried to be colourless.
For this experiment I used the MAC e/s in Prussian and swatched it as evenly as possible on my arm with an e/s brush... the GAPS really surprised me as I was not expecting bare skin to pick up so little products... It was also interesting to see how the different colours of the primer affected the look of the e/s...
At 6pm
at 1am
After 7 hours, the colour was gone from the EL primer, followed by the ELF... MAC was able to retain very little colour (although the pink itself was still obvious... Even though the colours faded for all 4 products, the e/s on the Too Faced primer was still there after after I showered (and I scrubbed that arm!)

This concludes my little experiment, thanks for reading!!~ ^_^ have a great weekend~

Original Penguin FAIL

The first time I order something on that is NOT cosmetic and there is a problem :( Order was placed on the 6th and on the 15th I was informed that I won't be getting them. The worst part is, they are part of my fiancé's Christmas gift :( At least Hautelook reimbursed me the money and gave me a credit. *sigh*

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Race: Loose Button vs Glymm

Both of these boxes were shipped out today. Loose Button is coming from T-dot and Glymm is in Brossard... Would be so funny if Glymm arrives first ^_^

Looking forward to see my December boxes~~

Monday, December 5, 2011

Estee Lauder and MAC warehouse sale December 2011

I was so excited that the charity bags were back this time around so I got a Sunday ticket to the EL and MAC warehouse sale, but after I got my baggies I realized they were the same charity bags from June... Here are my bags:

Charity Bag #1   (x 2)
MAC e/s in Sea & Sky Duo
MAC Prussian Pro Pan e/s
MAC Pro Longlash Mascara in Pitckblack
no flash
with flash
Charity Bag #2
MAC Plush Lash in Brownette
MAC  Kissable Lipcolour in Temper Tantra
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Partial to Pink
Charity Bag #3
MAC Mineralize SPF15 Foundation/Loose in Medium Dark
MAC  Plush Lash in Brownette
MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Temper Tantra
Anyways... I felt like doing things backward this time so here is my MAC haul...

Lip products were $15 for two:
Glimmerglass in Blackware, MAC Surf Baby Naturally Eccentric, Dazzle Lipstick in Liquid Lurex and Glaze Lipstick in Out-Minxed

E/S was a whopping $12 each:
Pigment in Gold, single shadows in Silverthorn, Hypnotizing and Paintpot in Let me Pop

Quad palette was $25 each:
MAC quad in Notoriety (containing e/s Skintone 1 and 2, Rich & Earthy and Notoriety)

The deal is about the same as me crossing the border to go to a nearby CCO minus the tedious border crossing and long drive... I will most likely never buy a ticket to go to this event again... but it was still a fun experience, shopping by myself :)

Oh and free gift I got was a MAC nail lacquer in Norturnelle

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I got it!!

Last minute, I got a ticket for the MAC warehouse sale tomorrow... I heard the charity bags are back! XD Can't wait! Will share pictures of haul... (although it seems the prices are just as bad...)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sample Review: November

I realized that I have collected a lot of samples since becoming a MU junkie... so I decided that I should start using some... this is what I tried this month~
Stila e/s in Kitten... I was surprised at how much I liked this colour! This sample lasted me 4 days! It was great to use for day time look with just the right amount of sparkly-goodness or as a nice blending medium for two otherwise pretty different colours! I am thinking about purchasing the full size! (can you see how excited I am about this with the amount of exclamation marks I have in this paragraph?!) Since I wear glasses most of the time, this really helped brighten my eyes and make me look less tired... it's a must-have!
Next product is the Benefit Stay don't stray primer. This was another sample that I was very satisfied with. The product is smooth to apply and doesn't dry out too quickly. It was able to keep both my eyeshadows and concealer to 'stay put.' Also the sample had enough products to last me a few applications, so very little products goes a long way. Planning to get it :) 
Caudalie Premiew Cru la Crème. I got a sample of this in my October Glymm box. (Click here to see what else I got in my Glymm box ^_^ ) this was a decent sized sample that took me about 2 weeks to finish. It helped moisturize my face without it becoming oily (although I only put this on area of my face that is dry as the rest of my face is oily.) This cream has a soft grape-like scent which I find quite pleasant and not overwhelming. The texture is light and the product is absorbed quickly without the sticky/greasy feeling. This product is not a miss, but I am iffy in forking out $150 on a product that only had mediocre results for me (mind you, I've only used this for 2 weeks on/off and results for any skin care usually takes about 3 to 4 weeks.)

That's it for now, thanks for reading~~