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Review: Dior 5 Couleurs Mystic Metallics Bonne Etoile Quint

15 Nov

Hello everyone! I know I am pretty late to add this one but I might as well review it and get back into a reviewing atmosphere.

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Description: An eyeshadow quint with lovely metallic shades released in Dior’s Fall Limited Edition collection. Consisting of a lovely metallic dark olive, light silvery white, dark copper, shimmery navy blue, and a seafoam metallic green.

Review: I am in love with this palette but then again I have a love for anything blue so you can’t blame me for really liking this palette. All the eye shadows blend smoothly and is pigmented they stay on the eyes with or without primer. Out of the entire palette I have been really surprised with the olive shade it looks really nice on my eyes without making me look to yellow-toned and works well with the other shades in the palette. Since this is my first Dior Quint I am really happy with the entire palette as a whole and with that Dior has won some more room in my wallet.

I am omitting the cost and recommendation because this is a limited edition product that isn’t readily available now that the holiday collections have come out.

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Beauty Stash: Eyes – Single Eyeshadows + Pigments

11 Sep

Hello everyone! A large post for today and this is everything in my collection I will be doing an overall post once all the items are put away/stored in a convenient setup.

Pigments:
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Sugarpill Pigments in Decora, Tiara, Goldilux, Birthday Girl, Stella, Magentric, Starling, Darling, Lumi, Junebug, Asylum, Absinthe, Magpie, Royal Sugar, Hysteric, Paper Doll (not shown)

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A LARGE stash of loose eyeshadows from indie brands Geek Chic Cosmetics and Shiro Cosmetics. I plan on reviewing these by collection later on so I’ll just include the amount of numbers this post.

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– MAC Holiday Collection 2012 Brilliantly Cool Crushed Metallic Pigments, MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment in Aloha

– Kat von D Pigments in Starcrossed and Meditation

– The Balm loose pigment in Unknown Shade

– L’Oreal Infallible (in no particular order): Sassy Marshmellow, Goldmine, Endless Chocolate, Bronze Divine, Magnetic Coral, Pepsy Coral, Tender Caramel, Amber Lights, Permanent Khaki, Sahara Treasure, Time Resist White, Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession, All Night Blue, Unlimited Sky

Single Eyeshadows:

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– MAC Mineralized Eyeshadows in In the Sun, Daylight Sweet&Sour duo, Love Connection duo, Summer Haze, Snow Season, Fresh Ice; Extra Dimension Eyeshadows in Zestful, Large Pan Eyeshadows in Carbon, Once upon a Time, Aztec Brick, Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Pure Flash!, Regular eyeshadows in Parrot, Era

– ELF Singles in Wild Wheat, Saddle, Coffee Bean, Oatmeal

– Makeup Forever Singles in 83 Turquoise, 171 Iridescent Acid Green

– Maybelline Singles in Tastefully Taupe, Linen

– Essence Singles in Mystic Purple, Cappucchino Please!, Party All Night , 3D Duos in Irresistible Mermaid Kiss, Irresistible Caramel Cream

– Tokidoki Singles in Choco, Carnivora

– Bare Minerals Duo in The Top Shelf

– L’Oreal Duo in Adventurous

And a random addition because I don’t know which section to put it in the NYX Glitterati Palette.

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Total – 119 products

… I knew the little pigments added up so I guess that means no more single eyeshadows for me I guess…

Review: MAC Baking Beauties

19 Apr

Hello everyone! Another collection from MAC has been released they are on a roll for so many collections releasing this year. Just week after week of collections whew it’s hard to keep up. I only picked up two items from this collection but I expect to use them both like crazy!

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Description: Lavender Whip – pastel lavender shade (Cremesheen finish), Éclair Prolongwear Paint Pot – chocolate brown with shimmer

Review: Let’s start off with Lavender Whip since it is a pretty popular lipstick shade when it was released out a while ago. I have to say that it is unlike any lavender shades that I currently own in my collection. This has a tendency to lean a bit more cooler pink than a true lavender on the lips. Cremesheen finishes are one of my favourites and as usual lasting power is 2-3 hours but a touch-up is no big deal. This has the signature MAC vanilla scent that all their lipsticks have and this did not leave behind a stain on my lips nor did it migrate around. This particular lipstick shade may look a little daunting but it is an easily workable shade of lavender. It can be a full on lavender lip or sheered out for a light purple tinged lips that lean cool-pink.

As for Éclair Prolongwear Paint Pot it has a texture that I was not familiar with it was a bit hard but was still smooth and creamy to apply. After applying it on my eye it set very quickly (about a minute) so I didn’t have a lot of time to blend it out nicely but it does work nice as a base for powder eyeshadow or even by itself it works great. The shade is a boring everyday shade but I will be able to get a lot of usage out of it. Staying power is a full 8 hours without creasing which is a great feature for cream eyeshadows. Pigmentation is great as you can tell in the swatch.

Cost: $18CDN for lipstick, $22CDN for Paintpot @ maccosmetics.ca or at The Bay or free-standing stores

Would I recommend these products? I would recommend both as they are great products that are nice pastels for Spring and everyday cream eyeshadow.

Review: MAC In Extra Dimension

15 Apr

Hello everyone! So MAC has released a few limited edition collections this month and surprisingly I only picked up one item from this collection and I’m getting the 2nd collection item sometime next week.

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Description: Bright shimmering lime-green eye shadow. It comes with 2grams/0.07 US Oz.

Review: This is the third time MAC has released the Extra Dimension formula in the market (first time last year in Mar and Nov for the holiday) and this is exciting as the Extra Dimension formula is one of the best formulations that MAC has to offer for those who love their metallic shine. Personally I love a little Extra Dimension in my life but not too often so these have a special place in my heart for those I want glitter on my eyes but not real glitter because they are a pain to apply. It’s an Extra Dimension day! The formulation is very smooth and pigmented and Zestful is such a fun shade. I have worn this by itself and it really lit up my eyes and it works well as a layering eye shadow to brighten the base shade. Wear time was typical for an eye shadow 6 hours without primer and 8 hours with primer I love that the metallic effect stays on the entire time and doesn’t fade. All the Extra Dimension products have a strange plastic scent to me but I’m glad my skin doesn’t smell it. Overall, I love the formulation and would purchase more if only it wasn’t so expensive per eye shadow.

Cost: $25CDN @ maccosmetics.ca, and MAC stores/counters in the Bay

Would I recommend this product? This is a lovely eye shadow shade that is a multi-tasker and I think would work great with all kinds of skin tones. If only the shade and formula were available year-round and not limited edition.

Project 10 Pan 2012

22 Feb

Hello everyone! This is the first project 10 pan post for this year my gosh I’ve been on and off this more times than a bear attempting to get honey. But I will hopefully stick to it I now know much of my beauty habits (good or bad you decide that).

So I got two versions of it this year: makeup and skincare. Yes surprisingly I am stocked up on skincare products but onto the items themselves.


Items: Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush in Rose, Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder, Maybelline Popsensational Lipsticks in Citrus Slice and Raspberry Ice, NYC Blushable Creme Stick in South St. Seashell, Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Spirited Seas, ELF Hypershine Gloss in Bare, MAC Dazzleglass Cream in Perfectly Unordinary, NYC Black eyeliner, Wet ‘n Wild White eyeliner.


Items: LUSH Tea Tree Toner, The Body Shop Camomille Eye makeup remover, Nivea AquaSensation Eye cream, Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_EX, Naruko Job’s Tears Night Jelly, True Blue Spa Apricot & White tea scrub, True Blue Spa Peppermint Face scrub, and Freeman Face mask in Avocado & Clay, Strawberry and Chocolate detox, and Cucumber Peel-off.

My rules are pretty simple I just need to finish up the product and keep the case to show you guys. Every two months I usually do Empties but this time I’ll just seperate out the regular empties with 10 pan items.

If you guys have gone through this let me know in the comments below and for those doing this project let’s motivate each other!

Exciting stuff

9 Feb

Hello everyone! Sorry to double post today but I hope to give you all a glimpse at what sort of reviews will be coming up.

 (MAC, Benefit, Lancome, Annabelle, Marcelle, L’oreal see what you can spot)

Do you like my sister? She’s dorky  like that.

More Goodies

23 Dec

Hello everyone! More goodies today. I went to Lush yesterday and thought that I would show you what I got from there. I used to be a LUSH junkie but stopped because it got a bit expensive… kinda how my obsession with Bath & Body Works is waning right now… Anyways, I also go my order from Geek Chic Cosmetics in and reviews+swatches will be coming in the next few days.

From Geek Chic Cosmetics:

Eyeshadows from left to right are Don’t Blink (Timey Wimey/Doctor Who), Newb (Single Player), Ambassador (Big Damn Heroes/Firefly that didn’t happen).

And Lush goodies!

This includes an Each Peach massage bar, Mask of Magniminty, Angel’s Delight soap, 9 to 5 cleanser, small Tea Tree toner, and some toner tabs (which include Dream Steam, Token to the Gods x4, Vitamin C, Tea Tree x2, and Moon&Sun).

I can’t wait to start using these products and testing them out.