Archive | May, 2011

Review: Hard Candy Glossaholic in Gorgeous

30 May

Hello everyone! A review today I picked this up a while ago and have been using it for some time then realized I didn’t review it yet so here it is.

Review: Let me start off by saying that this gloss is bigger than the ones on the market. It contains 0.38 fl oz. while regular is around 0.17 fl oz. That’s double the size and it’s at a really great price too! If you can see in the swatch there are chunky glitters in the gloss itself that depending on the light can be a green or red flecks. It is a pretty standard pink color with the glitters that add some extra oomph to the gloss. Wear time is the same for any gloss around 2-3 hours with/without eating and drinking. I like that it’s not extremely sticky but still stays on the lips for quite some time. There is a vanilla cake batter scent but that goes away after some time. This gloss looks great on it’s own or on top of a lipstick. For the cons since this gloss is bigger than other glosses on the market the applicator can sometimes get stuck in the small hole but can be easily fixed by applying force. Overall a great gloss for a good price.

Cost: $4.79CDN @ Walmart

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend this product  for those who love glitter in their glosses or for those looking for a basic color with some pop but I won’t be purchasing anymore as chunks of glitter isn’t my cup of tea.

Nothing like it

29 May

Hello everyone! A special post today as I usually don’t post on Sundays but today my brother and I mowed the lawn and there is nothing like a freshly mowed lawn. Take a look for yourselves.

It took quite sometime to mow both the front and back yard and took a total 5 garbage bags. At leatst we didn’t have to mow Central Park.

#2

27 May

Hello everyone! So I have finished the #2 item on my 20 things before 20 list which was to read Watchmen.

It was such an intense book I had to split up my time to read it. A very heavy read with lots of different commentaries on human conditions and such. I would totally recommend this book for those who are beginning to understand the world around them bit by bit. This book is going to be a nice addition to my bookshelf.

Beautybudget88 – Why girls wear Makeup

25 May

Hello everyone! Just sharing a video today from one of my favourite people to watch on Youtube.

I agree with everything she states in the video but I will be doing a follow up post on this after I ask for some more opinions on this topic. Hope you guys enjoy this video. Katie is soo fun to watch!

Preview: Quo Summer Collection 2011

23 May

Hello everyone! Just a preview today for Quo’s upcoming summer collection hitting stores in June.

So the collection consists of 2 lipglosses named Miracle gloss which are glitter filled and is workable on top of a lip color or lip gloss this is $10CDN , 3 summer palettes which include 4 eyeshadows, a blush and a bronzer (in super cute packaging) and retail for $20CDN, and a shimmer powder which adds a nice glow to your face and body and it retails for $20CDN.

And yes I did purchase a palette it was too adorable!! Review coming soon!

Finished Products #1

20 May

Hello everyone! So I got around to taking a picture of the products that I have finished over the past… well it’s been a long time and since I was cleaning I thought now would be a good time to throw out the packaging as it was taking up space. Sorry for another long  post. Anyways, here are the photos and a list of products finished.

Items are as follows:

Club Spa Strawberry Daiquiri Body Wash, St Ives Collagen Elastin body lotion, Tretanoin cream, B&BW Carried Away lotion, B&BW Forever Sunshine, Aveeno Makeup Removing Foaming Cleanser, Aveeno Postively Radiant SPF 30 Moisturizer, Almay Cucumber and Green Tea eye makeup remover, Boots Botanics Moisture Response Moisturizer, Shiseido White Lucent Cleansing foam, Laneige Water Bank Essence, Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream, Fructis Garnier leave in hair conditioner, The Body Shop Blush Golden coral, Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, Earthlab Cosmetics mineral concealer, Stila lipglaze  x 4 (Cranberry, Starfruit, Pinkle Twinkle, Candy),  Shiseido Sun Portection Powder foundation, Revlon Colorstay Mineralized Powder, Sally Hansen Cream blush in Sunrise, Wet ‘n’ wild blush, Joe Fresh blush in Hydrangea, Annabelle eyeshadows (toxic garden, helium), Covergirl Smokey Shadowblast duo in Bronze fire, Stila lipgloss in kitten, The Body Shop lipstick in Guava, Covergirl Fruitslicks in Guava, N.Y.C Tinted lipbalm in Sugarcoated, Revlon lipstick in Rosey Nude, and Nivea Milk and Honey lip balm.

For a grand total of 33 total finished products. Hopefully I will get to do a haul post since I haven’t done any of those in a while. And show you the extent of my cosmetics addiction… which isn’t going to be fixed anytime soon.

20 things before 20

18 May

Hello everyone! So I have a 20 things before 20 list which is a list I compiled of 20 things to do before I turn 20 this September (19 to be specific). I have some time before my birthday so this list is to help me go through things that I would never do if I didn’t have a timeline. So here is my list:

1. Finish my embroidery project.

2. Read Watchmen.

3. Buy an iPad 2… enough said

4. Go to Animethon 18 which is on Aug 5-7 this year. I will be planning to go for only one day I don’t think I can get off work that easily.

5. Finish Wa-loli Kuro outfit. I started this project 3 years ago and have never finished it better late then never right?

6. Obtain a mushroom farm… kinda like this:

7. Pay mum & dad $100 from my first paycheck as well as my brother $100 (cuz I owe him for all the lunches he’s treated me to) and for my little sister $40 (she complains that she doesn’t have money all the time). Hopefully this one will be soon. ^-^

8. Get a library card… since I’m an adult I have to go get my own library card but I’ve just been lazy to go get one… I will get one though.

9. Start Youtube videos… something I’ve been wanting to do since last year but never had courage or time to make videos and put it up. I will do it for sure!!

10. Determine birthday present wishlist. I know that the iPad is on this list for a reason…

11. Determine 2 year financial plan. Since I plan to go to Japan in the upcoming 2 years I have to plan to make sure that I have enough money while travelling and such. Thus this plan… it’s going to take a lot of brain power that’s why I keep putting it aside.

12. Stay a neat freak… yeah this photo really shows how much I need to stay a neat freak.

13. Continue to study Japanese and Chinese. This one I won’t be doing anytime soon until school starts in September. I will be attending a Sat language class in Sept.

14. Try out a different martial arts even if it’s just one class I would like to try something different. Perhaps kung fu?

15. Attemp yoga/pilates. I would really like to try this but I don’t have much money to spend it on a class (financial plan) so I will learn from a book/video from the library (need library card) or Youtube is a great resource as well.

16. Try food from Sbarro, Thai Express, and Taco Bell. I just want to get out of my usual going to McDonalds or Subway to eat. I never try different foods so here are three places great to try out my taste palette.

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17. Go to a spa. I have never gone to a beauty salon so I would really like to go to one. Perhaps from Eveline Charles.

18. Go on a staycation. I am planning with my brother and sister that we should go to the car museum in Wetaskiwin and possibly the Aviation museum in Alberta. But other things for a staycation is attending Capital X (summer amusement park) and Heritage festival (showcasing different cultures from different countries) as well as Animethon of course.

19. Play Spyro: Ripto’s Rage (PS) and finish Pokemon SoulSilver (DS). I have not finished these games and would really like to for sure.

20. Attempt to make curry flavoured popcorn. I heard about the elusive curry flavoured popcorn and since there is not a big chance to come across curry flavoured popcorn I might as well make it myself.

I will be updating every time I finish an item on the list and there is no set order to complete the list as long as the list is completely finished before I turn 20.