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Review: Revlon PhotoReady Eyeshadow Quad in 530 Bohemian

14 Jan

Hello everyone! I am going through a backlog of posts so don’t mind the fuzzy floors. ^_^

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Description: A trio of eyeshadows with a primer and glittery top coat. From top to bottom a light coral orange shimmer with gold shimmer, medium chocolate brown with shimmer, light baby blue shimmer.

Review: I love baby blue shades even though people say you shouldn’t wear it but it’s my favorite color! I think it works great for Spring/Summer looks and paired with a neutral outer v/crease shade it is a great color to wear. I really like the pigmentation and all the shades are shimmery the brown less so but they work very well together. The eyeshadows are all smooth and blend easily though it is very easy to blend the colors into non-existance. The primer is actually a really creamy powder and is a gold skin tone shade it works okay as a primer but I still apply another primer underneath. The glittering gold is a top coat that you can put on your eyes for a bright and fun look it is pretty smooth and applies quite easily. Overall, this is a great palette with fun shades.

Cost: $12-15 CDN @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? This is a gorgeous palette for Spring and Summer I mean look at that blue it’s so pretty! This is a great fun palette to have to just brighten up your day.

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Review: Wet ‘n Wild Blue Had Me at Hello 9-Pan Palette

13 Jan

Hello everyone! A fun palette review today which I am extremely excited to share with you all. Wet ‘n Wild is such an affordable brand no matter where you are and I love any blue eyeshadows so let’s get started on the review.

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Description: An eight pan eyeshadow palette with awesome blues. Left column consists of a shimmering white, metallic silver, blackend navy with blue shimmers, matte black. Right column has a light blue shimmer, shimmer turquoise, royal navy blue, black with silver glitter

Review: Can you tell which color is my favorite? Obviously that gorgeous turquoise shade I think it’s the standout shade in this palette. The colors are pigmented especially with the shimmery shades but I usually have a hard time working with both the black shades in the palette. As you can tell in the swatches both blacks are not pure black and look a little patchy on my hand. This is good because it’s very easy to look like a raccoon if you have a black that is very pigmented. Wear time is average with an eyeshadow primer (7-8 hours without creasing) these are very easy to work with and blend. I just love this palette all year round. ^o^

Cost: $2-4CDN @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? Absolutely yes! Even for those who do not wear a lot of blue eyeshadow it still is an affordable palette for those days you want to wear blue eyeshadow.

Review: Geek Chic Cosmetics Lip Products

10 Jan

Hello everyone! An indie brand post today which I’m really excited to share with you all and it’s on my new favorite lip products even though I just received them like a week ago.

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Descriptions: (from L to R) Geek Chic Glosses in Banished (inky blue with shimmer), Health Potion (red with shimmer), Benevolent (bright pink with shimmer); Joysticks in Once Bitten (true red), Lipstick of the Shifting Sands (bright pink), My Little Pwny (frosty lavender),  Chrysalis (frosty mauve purple)

Review: Gloss – These glosses glide on smoothly with fantastic pigmentation and wear for about 2 hours time but I drink a lot of water so most glosses don’t last too long on me. I like that they are a click pen applicator as I can get all the gloss out of the tube and doesn’t the packaging look extremely cute? Banished was a bit hard to work with and I have to gloop it on if I want to get the really dark lip look that contrasts with my skintone. Health Potion and Benevolent have an awesome formula and they are gorgeous everyday shades.
Lipsticks – I love all the shades but wear Once Bitten and Lipstick of the Shifting Sands more often than the other two. I found it difficult to work with My Little Pwny and Chrysalis due to the amount of shimmers in the product itself. It wasn’t as smooth as Once Bitten and Lipstick of the Shifting Sands but they were a lot longer than the other two. I can get about 2-4 hours from Once Bitten and Lipstick of the Shifting Sands but from My Little Pwny and Chrysalis I got 4-6 hours which is awesome!

Cost: Geek Gloss – $4.99USD, Joysticks $5.99 available at geekchiccosmetics.com

Would I recommend these products? Yes, yes and yes! These are absolutely amazing and I love the way they feel on the lips and the color selection is amazing. I’ll definately be picking up more shades some time soon!

Project Update: Month 5 + 6 + 7

8 Jan

Hello everyone! Update from October and I have to say I am slightly disappointed with myself. Here are the goodies that I picked up the past three months (and note that some of them are Christmas presents):

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For October I picked up a few things and then went really crazy for makeup in November due to the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales and got a lots of gifts sets in December. I also made two indie cosmetics orders (Sugarpill + Geek Chic Cosmetics) from Black Friday shopping (hooray for great deals!).

So first off I have to say that I have a soft spot for special/unique packaging. That was one of the main reasons why I picked up the Shu Uemura X Takashi Murakami collaboration palettes. The Canadian prices of these palettes are really inflated ($90CAD) and the colors are dupable but that packaging is to die for. So that makes these two palettes my most expensive makeup items that I own. >.< One of the palettes broke in transit but I got it replaced which was really nice of Shu to do now they are both in pristine condition ready to be used.

The other things of course is the Vice 2 palette from Urban Decay with it’s gorgeous jewel-tone shades how could I resist? And I have had my eyes on getting more OCC Lip tars to add to my collection and since these are only available online I picked two that are just perfect for the fall/winter times. I used them a couple of times and they are GORGEOUS! If you haven’t tried these lip products go and try them they are amazing! Shades purchased are Strumpet and Black Dahlia.

From MAC I purchased a duo compact and an eyeshadow for a brow duo and I also got the Violet lip bag which contained a lipliner (Vino), lipstick (Dark Deed) and lipgloss (Art of Seduction).
So from the online orders what I ordered from Sugarpill Cosmetics is Bulletproof eyeshadow (who can’t get enough black eyeshadows?), Tipsy and Weekender loose eyeshadow (the only pigments I’m missing for a complete Sugarpill collection), and of course the Cold Chemistry palette (this is a must have of course haven’t you seen the palette gorgeous!). From Sephora’s VIB Sale I picked up the Too Faced All I want for Christmas set and in the photos am missing the eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow primer.

From Geek Chic Cosmetics I ordered a few things it’s been a while since I ordered from them but they had released a new collection and I wanted to try some lippies this time around. So I ordered the whole 8-piece Fellowship collection (LOTR related of course I couldn’t say no); Doll Cheeks Blush (Nerdgasm is one of my favorites); lipsticks in My little Pwny, Crysalis, Lipstick of the Shifting Sands, and Once Bitten; Geek Gloss in Health Potion, Benevolent, and Banished. I won’t wear Banished that much but when I review these item it will be epic.
Holiday Gifts from ELF (they all came in sets and stuff) and purchased for myself is a few new things from the drugstores (L’Oreal and Rimmel).

Face masks = haven’t used them very much in the past 3 months… You’d think with exams and studying that I would just put on a mask and continue to study but I haven’t actually used any sheet masks this month. I just used a clay one this month because my skin has been acting up. I will be trying to use up my stash much more this year.

So after this posts up comes my resolutions for next year and I’ll let you know then what my plans are for purchasing new makeup and stuff like that. And can I say HOLY WALL OF TEXT!!

Empties: December 2013

6 Jan

Hello everyone! So here are my empties for December there are a lot of items and that sort of makes me proud to throw all this away. I will be posting up a project update and then my beauty and general resolutions for this year as well so be on the lookout for those! Without further ado here are the past months empties!

December Empties

– Dove Damage Solutions Shampoo and Conditioner, Fresh Nectarine and White Tea Shower Gel

– L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer

– Maybelline the Rocket mascara

– My Beauty Diary Pearl Face Mask

– Random eye drops

– The Body Shop Cranberry Shower gel sample

– George’s Skin Cream

– ELF HD Setting Powder in Translucent

– Formula 10.0.6 Orange Clay Face Mask

– Origins Super Spot Remover

– Naruko Raw Job’s Tears CO2 Supercritcal Brightening Serum

– Lush Flying Fox Shower gel sample

– St. Ives Green Tea Face Scrub

– Neutrogena Eye makeup remover

– Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray

– B&BW Twisted Peppermint Lotion, Apple Mango Foaming Hand Wash, Pink Grapefruit Fragrance Mist, Liplicious Tropical Guava Lipgloss, C.O. BIgelow Hot Apple Cidar lipgloss

– MAC Rings of Saturn Mineralized Blush

– Tarte Adventurous sample blush

– Naruko Tea Tree Oil Spot Treatment Clay Mask

– Covergirl Liquiline Blast Pencil Eyeliner in Gray

– Simple Makeup Wipes

– Spectro Gel Cleanser for Acne-prone skin

– Korres Apple Blossom Hand Cream

Total = 28 products

Woohoo I am really proud of myself for the past month but obviously I would like to toss more makeup products but I finished two blushes the past month which is crazy and amazing!

Beauty Stash: Nail Polish

3 Jan

Hello everyone! So I have finally pulled out all my nail polishes and took a photo for you guys once again I was surprised to see how many polishes that I own that I don’t use too often. Made one of my New Years Resolutions to start wearing nail polish again but here are the polishes that I have accumulated over the past 2 years. And once again everything is described from left to right for your viewing pleasure.

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(Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Set the Stage, Revlon 430 Whimsical, Hard Candy Pixie Pink, Pink Taffy, Sweet Tooth, Gummy Green, Birthday Bash, Mermaid Magic, Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Inner Sparkle, Sweet Dreams, Revlon Hearts of Gold FX, Celestial FX, Essie Set in Stone, Shine of the Times, Wet ‘n Wild The Crown is Mine, BOw in my Presence, Born into Priviledge)

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(Nails Inc. Foil Kings Road, Kensington High Street, Galaxy Trafalgar Crescent, Special Effects Maryleburle Lane, Baker Street, Fiber Optic Mayfair Mews, OPI Mad as a Hatter, Absolutely Alice, Buble Bath, Hearts n Tarts, I have a Herring Problem, Significant Other Color, Manicurist of Seville, Meet me on the Star Ferry, Butter London The Black Knight, Knackered, Wallis, Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday, Misa High Waisted Hue, Orly Galaxy Girl, Illamasqua Viridian, Glitterati)

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(Sally Hansen Lustreshine Firefly, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Onyx, Barracuda, Revlon Colorstay Bold Sangria, Bonsai, Blue Slate, Marmalade, Brilliant Strength Entice, Tantalize, Facets of Fuchsia, Wet ‘n Wild I need a Refresh-mint, On a Trip, Sally Hansen Xtreme Nail Blue me Away, Mint Sorbet, Mellow Yellow)

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(Essie Aruba Blue, Turquoise & Caicos, Vanity Fairest, Wet ‘n Wild Wild Shine Rain Check, Jezebul, Fast Dry SaGreena the Teenage Witch, Gray’s Anatomy, Revlon Perfumerie Surf Spray, Autumn Spice, Zoya Scarlet, Rimmel French White Tip Pro, Maybelline Colorshow Avante Green, Boho Gold, Downtown Brown)

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(China Glaze Swanky Silk, Rare & Radiant, Luxe & Lush, Snowglobe, Whirled Away, Electrify, Water you Waiting for, It’s a Trap-eze, Def-defying, Purple Panic (neon), Creative Fantasy, Harvest Moon, Agro, Glittering Garland, Smoke & Ashes)

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(Ciate Mini Twilight, Fade to Greige, Headliner, Cutie Pie, Big Yellow Taxi, Dangerous Addair, Mojito, Vintage, Glass Slipper, POwer dressing, Halo, Ladylike luxe, Cookies & Cream, Cabaret, Angel Wings, Caviar Pearls Candy Shop, Bumble Bee, Prom Queen, Sundance)

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(Butter LOndon PD Quick Topcoat, Flawless Basecoat, China Glaze HOliday Berry Cuticle Oil, Quo by Orly sample x 12, Nail stickers x2, French tip nail sticker assistant x2, Cuticle pusher, Dotting Tool, Essie nail file

Total: 116 products

That is a lot of nail polish… O.O

Empties: November 2013

2 Dec

Hello everyone! It’s December! OMG! It’s snowing here in Canada and it’s pretty awesome but pretty cold at the same time. Hooray for Canadian weather! Anyways, here I am once again sharing with you the products that I have finished this month and it’s not a lot but I got a few makeup products that I finished up so that makes me really happy.

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– Nivea Free Time Starfruit Shower Cream

– Dove Revive Shower Cream

– B&BW I ❤ Watermelon Foaming Hand Soap, Frosted Snowberry Lotion

– Simple Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes

– Sephora+Pantone Universe Brown Retractable Eyeliner

– Too Faced Shadow Insurance sample

– Etude House Drawing Eyebrow pencil in Grey-brown

– MAC Runaway Red Lipstick

– Essential Hair Mask (pink jar)

– Clinique Chubby Stick in Woppin’ Watermelon

– Bare Minerals Moisturizer for Combo/Oily Skin

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Fantastic

– NYX Slide On Eyeliner pencil in Black Sparkle

– Biore SPF 50 Sunscreen

– Liplicious Lipgloss in Raspberry Lemonade

So I finished up 8 makeup products which is pretty exciting and props to me for finishing a MAC lipstick (woohoo Back2Mac). Anyways, I hope that you all are enjoying December so far.