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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!!

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Beauty Stash: Eyes – Eyeliners

10 Sep

Hello everyone! The photo shown in this post is old because I have used up some of the eyeliners featured but there are too many eyeliners to retake the photo so I hope that y’all don’t mind. Here are the eyeliners then!

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– Joe Fresh Gel Eyeliner in Slate, Smashbox Jet Set Gel Liner in Deep Black, Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black, L’Oreal Infallible Gel Liner in Blackets Black, Etude House Bling Bling Eyesticks (old school) in Shooting Star, Butterfly Star, Etude House Proof10 Waterproof Retractalbe Pencil in Grey, Lavshuca Liquid Gel Eyeliner in Brown-black, Sephora+Pantone Universe Eyeliner Trio in Black, Brown, Orange, Sephora Waterproof Retratable Eyeliner in Glitter Black, MAC Kohl Liner in Feline, MAC Prolongwear Eyeliner in Mountain Air, Urban Decay Double ended Liner in Whiskey and Zero, Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner in Puppeteer and Tommy Jet x2, Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Pervasion, Maybelline MasterDrama Eyeliner in Sapphire Strength, Midnight Master, Annabelle Metallic Kohl Pencil in Bronze (discontinued), Annabelle Smoothliners in Meteorite, Brownie, Jade, Rimmel Soft Kajal Kohl pencil in Black, Rimmel ScandelEyes in Nude, NYX Slide On Pencil in Black Sparkle, Jewel, Tropical Green, Gunmetal, NYX Retractable Eyeliners in Golden Olive, Gray, Deep Blue, Blue Eyes, Aqua Green, Covergirl Liquiline Pencil in Gray, Covergirl Lineblast Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Total: 36 products

WOW!! That is a lot of eyeliners… I knew I had a lot but didn’t know that it was 36!! I will definately not be buying any more liners until I finish a few… or maybe won’t buy until I cut this number down to say 15 liners.

Beauty Stash: Eyes – Eyeshadow Bases/Primers

9 Sep

Hello everyone! We are almost through everything for eyes so bear with me. I am quite surprised at how many eye bases that I have… like seriously amazed by how much as I use so little for the eyes everyday.
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– MAC Paintpot in Soft Ochre, Eclair

– Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Mania is Barely Branded

– Urban Decay Primer Potion

– Too Faced Glitter Glue

– Too Faced Shadow Insurance sample

– Bare Minerals Prime time in Sundance

– ELF Eyelid Primer ($1)

– NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk

– Rimmel ScandalEyes in Tempting Turquoise, Paranoid Purple, and Bulletproof Beige

– Canmake Eyeshadow Base

– Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows in Seashells, Skinlights

– Revlon Photoready Under Eye Brightener and Primer

Total: 16 products

 

Beauty Stash: Lips – Lipgloss

21 Aug

Hello everyone! Today’s post is the lipgloss edition of the beauty stash and despite not using lipgloss on a daily basis I have a lot of them.

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Top Row: Innisfree Natural Lipgloss in 04; Annabelle Big Show Lipgloss in Giggle, Smile, Dare, Laugh; MAC 2012 Holiday Set in Lavish Rose; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef, Pink Pop; ELF Hypershine Lipgloss in Blossom, MAC Cremesheen Glass in Floating Lotus, Double Happiness; Rimmel Vinyl Lipgloss in Can you Keep a Secret?, Tokidoki Prisma Lipgloss in Ninja Dog, Sandy, Burger; Maybelline ColorSensational Lipgloss in Raspberry Sorbet, Geek Chic Cosmetics GeekGloss in Momo, Buxom Lip Creams in Berry Blast, White Russian

Second Row: OCC Stained Gloss in Rhythm Box, Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing lipgloss in Charisma; MAC Lipglass in Lychee Luxe, Sweet Revenge, Strawberry Malt, Kiss and Don’t Tell; Etude House Woo Baby Lip Plumping lipgloss, Too Faced Sparkler Lipgloss in Blue Sapphire, Majolica Majorca Rouge Majex Lipgloss in PK338 ; Tarte lipgloss sample set from Holiday 2012, L’Oreal Caresse Shine in Rose On & On, Lilac Ever After; CO Bigelow Orange Mint, Apple Cider; Liplicious Raspberry Sorbet, Guava Splash, Stawberry Lollipop

Bottom Row: Etude House Juicy Pop Tube in Strawberry Milk; Maybelline Sample gloss in Nude, Liplicious lipgloss in Passionfruit Splash and Cranberry Kisses

Total = 48 products

Whew, not as much as lipsticks but still more than I would actually use in my lifetime.

Beauty Stash: Face – Highlighter

24 Jul

Hello everyone! We are finally moving onto the cheek products and since there is a lot of them I decided to split them up and see what I have under each section. Here we go!

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– MAC Soft&Gentle Mineralized Skin Finish (review HERE)

– Dior Amber Diamonds (review HERE)

– L’Oreal Magic Lumi Illuminating Primer (used as a liquid highlighter)

– MAC Beauty Powder in Snowglobe (limited edition)

– Benefit Girl Meets Pearl sample (review HERE)

– Rimmel Wake me Up Cream Highlighter in 04 Shimmering Sand (review HERE)

– Lise Watier Illuminating Beads (review HERE)

– MAC Whisper of Gilt Skin Finish (limited edition)

Product Total = 8 products (5/8 products reviewed)

Review: Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick

19 Apr

Hello everyone! I’ve been loving this product lately as it is quick and easy to use. My apologizes for the really bad lighting in all the photos.

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Description: Bulletproof Beige – a light shimmering champagne beige, Paranoid Purple – a dark grape purple cream finish, and Tempting Turquoise – a bright cyan blue with shimmers

Review: Lately, I have been using a lot of quick easy to use products because I spend less time in the morning getting ready (hey sleep is important okay!). These work great by themselves and with other eyeshadows on top as well. They do not crease nor smudge even after the 6 hour mark and that’s without an eye primer. Even the shades are gorgeous there were several shades available and I love all the names. As you can tell by the swatches the shades are pigmented and the pencils themselves just seem to glide across the skin. Even as an eyeshadow base they work well under powder eyeshadows really picking up the intensity if they are in the same color family. I will definately pick up more as they work great as a quick and easy eyeshadow look.

Cost: $5-7CDN @ local drugstore and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? Yes these work great as bases for eyeshadows even without an eyeshadow primer or by themselves.

Review: Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in 004 Shimmering Sand

25 Feb

Hello everyone! A must have product for the spring and summer is going to be reviewed today.

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Description: A cream highlighter with peachy-bronze undertones and golden shimmers.

Review: Rimmel has come out with the new Wake me Up line and this product is one of the new products released in the line. This is essentially a cream highlighter in a squeezy tube. The product was easy to blend and wore for 5 hours and then there is a bit of fading. As you can tell in the swatch it is a bit sheer but this works out great as it only leaves behind the microshimmer which is extremely gorgeous. The texture is very creamy almost silicon but it glides over the skin nicely. Only a little bit is needed everytime you apply it so this little tube will last some time. Overall, a great product especially for the Spring and Summer months. There is one other shade available in this product line and it is 002 Shimmering Rose.

Cost: $6-8CDN @ local drugstores or supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? This is a great product to put on everyday and at the price point it is a great product to try.