Archive | July, 2011

Review: Dior Addikt Lipstick in 422 Tokyo

29 Jul

Hello everyone! Another high-end post today I think I’m on a high end makeup kick… anyways, onto the review.

Product Description: This lipstick is described as a hydrating lip color and has a hydrating and voluminzing property while giving color and high gloss shine. 422 Tokyo is described as a sheer peachy pink.

Review: First off, packaging. The packaging is pretty dense and has a heavy weight to it (the weight of luxury?) and the end opens up with a doorknob type feature at the bottom of the tube. The outside sports a nice shiny effect with multi color reflections and has Dior raised on the edge on one side. Absolutely gorgeous and stunning for lipstick packaging. The formula is a pretty good formula it does provide a nice sheen to your lips and is a pretty shade. I think the peachy pink shades work well for most skintones and it does have some micro shimmers in it. There is no scent to them and for complaints I surprisingly don’t have any (and it’s not like I don’t have any because of the brand/luxury of it). A great lipstick for those willing to spend money on it (my wallet practically died).

Cost: $28USD /$31CDN @ Sephora or Dior counters

Would I recommend this product? Yes I would totally recommend this product for those who are interested in the formula and are willing to spend a good amount of money on their lipstick. I will totally repurchase this lipsitck line whenever I find some money or win the lottery.

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Review: Tokidoki Prism Lipgloss

27 Jul

Hello everyone! A higher end makeup brand sold at Sephora that I am going to review today. These are quite loved by the Muse over at Musingsofamuse.com.

Product Description: A sheer nourishing high shine lipgloss with a yummy blueberry scent and non-sticky formula. It also contains protective kudzu and marine extracts. Ninja Dog is a blue lipgloss that is essentially clear and Burger is a orange gloss with a slight orange tint when worn.

Review: First of all I have to say it. The packaging OMG soooo cute! I think that the images and characters are the selling point for Tokidoki. Other than the packaging the yummy juicy blueberry scent and taste are lovely. For those who don’t like scents or flavours to your lipgloss you’ll have to bow out of these they don’t have a strong scent and taste but it is pretty strong. This is a pretty standard gloss with no stickiness and is only sheer. Are they worth the $20CDN pricetag for me? I personally don’t think so as there are probably better glosses in the drugstore but I would love the pick up another one due to the characters on them. (yeah I’m a packaging junkie)

Cost: $15USD/$20CDN @ Sephora

Would I recommend this product? I totally would they are quite addictive and the characters are extremely cute. I would purchase more but I rarely finish a lipgloss so I’ll just bear with the two I currently have.

Airated Fish

25 Jul

Hello everyone! I found an interesting snack at T&T and thought I’d share with you guys.

It’s airated!! Like an Aero chocolate bar but hard and cookie like with a melon flavor. It was pretty good and I was pretty happy as it was on sale. ^-^ Great day for sure!

Reading = Happier self

22 Jul

Hello everyone! Lately I’ve been into reading books… I haven’t been reading lately but now it’s picked up since I got time to leisurely read. So I’ve been reading psychology type books and thought that I would share with you the three books that I picked up the read.

1.

This one is for trying to figure out why some emotions are a repeat from the year before and what sort of effect it has. It’s interesting to read about the different factors that effect our emotions.

2.

Since I am going to be attending business this upcoming school year I thought that I would get a grips of what is going on with the world of consumerism. I mean why do we pay more than $3 for a cup of coffee at Safeway when you can brew your own at home for 50 cents. Baffling stuff!

3.

Yes… I must read about food but this is quite helpful I always find that I eat when I’m depressed or happy and food plays a huge part in my life. Since I eat a lot of food it makes me question if I am overeating and if it really is all worth it. You know from my 20 things before 20 list that I am going to eat at 3 places to try the food (as I always avoid it) so it will be an interesting read. (oh and nice to see why I crave certain foods and not others)

Toe Nail Art?

19 Jul

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since a regular life post but I just wanted to share with you something my sister just did on my toe last night. She was bored evidently…

Pretty yes?

Review: The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

18 Jul

Hello everyone! Summer make up means to me bronze goddess! So bronzer is a must for that sun-kissed glow.

Review: Bahama Mama is a matte bronzer with a brown shade as the base color. So it’s not like most bronzers out in the drugstore which can run a bit orange. It doesn’t have any sparkle/glitter/shimmers and has no scent. I got this in a gift with purchase at Rexall drugstores so mine isn’t the full sized version. This works great as a contour shade and a cheek color as well. It adds a nice shadows and can make you look like you got a real tan (if you use it all over). It is pretty pigmented and applies smoothly over the face. I love that it’s matte and doesn’t appear too orangey on my skintone. What I dislike is the packaging I find that as I am applying the bronzer the top can flip back down thus closing the product. And I don’t think the mirror included was of any use. Overall, a pretty good bronzer I won’t be repurchasing this anytime soon as I’m not a big bronzer fan but if I do feel like getting any bronzer it would be this one.

Cost: $19USD/ $23CDN @ Sephora.com, Rexall Drugstores

Would I recommend this product? Yes I would it works great as a contour shade and a bronzer.

Review: L’oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base

14 Jul

Hello everyone! A review again today this time on a primer which I use quite often.

Review: I really dislike dipping my fingers into this product but it is still a good product. The claim is that it smooths out skin’s imperfection and keeps makeup lasting longer. Good claims and I feel like it does follow through with them. This primer practically covers the large pores on my nose and skin and it has that luxurious feel to it (due to the silicon I presume) and it blends out quite nicely. A little bit does go a long way and luckily it doesn’t have any scents. For lasting power all the foundation and powder that I put on top does seem to last a little longer than usual but not by that much. It only extends the life of my foundation by about 1 hour so not much time. This does help control the oil on my face though. Overall, a pretty solid drugstore face primer.

Cost: $8-16CDN @ your local supermarket or drugstore

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend this product for those who have large pores and I won’t be repurchasing as I don’t see that much of a difference in my makeup lasting through the day.