Fancy Fridays

17 Jan

Hello everyone! Last year in the Fall Semester I decided to do a Fancy Friday as an excuse to wear my lovely lolita clothes. I unfortunately didn’t do very well with that as more and more school work piled on but I thought that I would share with you the outfits that I actually managed to dress myself up in. This isn’t everything that I did but some of the ones that I did get to wear.

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Review: Wet ‘n Wild 8-Pan Palette in Comfort Zone

16 Jan

Hello everyone! A palette review today and this palette has gotten a lot more usage since these photos were taken as this has been one of my favorites to pull out for the lovely green shades for the holidays. Who are we kidding this palette works all year round!

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Description: An 8-pan palette consisting of a cream yellow shimmer, pink shimmer, bronze brown shimmer, dark chocolate brown with gold glitter, greenish taupe shimmer, mid-tone grass green with shimmer, dark green with gold glitter and a duo chrome brown with green shimmers. My swatches doesn’t do this palette any justice.

Review: This is a great everyday palette especially with the colors on the left side of the palette. The shadows themselves are pigmented, blendable and easy to work with. With a primer they last 6-8 hours but without a mere 4 hours for all shades. They have a tendency to product fall out if you tap your brush in too much the powders are very loose in the pans. My favorite shade in this palette is the top left the taupe green shade because it’s such a unique shade that I don’t have in my collection at all. Overall, a great basic palette that everyone must have.

Cost: $3.99CDN @ local Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

Would I recommend this product? Yes! I mean what is not to love about this product?

No Beauty Spending Challenge

15 Jan

Hello everyone! A blog post for to day on a challenge that I am doing. Essentially what happened was me realizing that I spent a lot (and I mean a lot) of money on beauty products in the past year. So much that when the Sephora VIB Rouge program kicked in I was already a member which is crazy to think that I spent $1000 at Sephora in the past year. Granted prices in Canada are a lot higher than the US but more than $1000 at Sephora. That is insane and it’s not something I can afford again this year (plus the perks aren’t worth it).

So my sister challenged me to not spend anything beauty related (because she knows about the hoards of makeup that I have) for the next three months. If I buy any skincare, makeup, body care, and hair care I have to give my sister $20 on each product spent. That would be a hefty fee to pay for each and every beauty product that crosses into my stash. I have everything that I possibly need AND backups too! Do I need to buy anymore? Not for the next few months that’s for sure.

There are so many beautiful Spring collections and new products coming out during those months but you know what? I think I’ll be okay I promised myself that I would purchase those things once the spending ban is lifted. I think this will be a great challenge for me and hopefully I will save money in the next three months (and pay off my school fees/textbook costs).

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(I’ll turn these bills into more bills!)

So, has anyone else put themselves on a limit or a spending ban in the past or currently? Let me know in the comments.

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.

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!

New Years Resolutions 2014

9 Jan

Hello everyone! So I just wanted to pop on here and let you guys know what is on my New Years Resolutions list I make several lists throughout the year but having one like this is a great reference to look back to and I think it will be fun to see if I accomplish my goals for this year. I don’t like the idea of resolutions as it’s like I’m trying to resolve something that I wasn’t doing very well in the first place… but anyways, here we go!

– Be able to touch my toes – Weirdly I can do the splits but I can’t touch my toes… it’s been like that since I was able to remember stretching so I will strive to be able to touch my toes this year!

– Blog more – This one is one that I really want to work on and stick to a schedule of sorts for this. I have a lot of pending posts that need to be written and things like that so I hope to get through all the backlog that I have created for myself and blog a whole lot more.

– Reduce makeup collection – I have been going through and pulling out stuff that I don’t wear or don’t really like I got a pending blog post on the items I am tossing and will be reviewing the tossed items before that tossed post.

– Write/Illustrate a Children’s book – This has been a long time goal of mine and I haven’t gotten to sitting down and writing the story itself. Hopefully I will be able to complete it this year.

– Make a quilt – Another thing that I want to complete I have the materials needed I just need to unearth my sewing machine.

– Write lots of letters – There is something about a handwritten note that I love so I am sending my cousin who’s my pen pal a few letters and am looking for people to send letters to.

– Obvious resolutions of eating healthy, exercising more and staying on a budget who doesn’t have those on their resolutions list?

So that is my list and I hope that this year will be a great year to accomplish many things that I want to do.