Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oh, fyi....

Just wanted to let you all know that I am leaving the country tomorrow morning. Possibly forever. Just kidding. I mentioned it in a previous blog post that I am going on a trip to Ecuador and that trip begins TOMORROW! I'm sadly not gonna be able to blog at all during these next two weeks seeing as I'm going to be in the JUNGLE annddd I'm not gonna be doing any makeup. Sad, I know. Honestly, my biggest concern is how on earth I'm going to live without wearing makeup. But don't worry, I'm bringing a bunch of makeup just in case hahaha! You never know, there might be some Ecuadorian hottie that I'll need to look good for, right? ;)

Anywaayyyy I will blog again as soon as I can, after my trip (I'll be home on the 16th).

Love you alllllll ♥

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Buy this if you're rich

I tend to splurge on a lot of beauty products (it's pretty much the only thing I spend my money on) and can be known to spend a ridiculous amount of money on makeup at a time. BUT, I do know how to (relatively) limit myself and would neveerrr drop like, $100 on just one item. Except now I am seriously debating that thought because I have found my soul mate moisturizer and I need it.

As you all should kn0w (because you religiously read my blog, RIGHT?!) I am currently employed at The Bay, selling makeup. I had heard about Estee Lauder's Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher and how amazing it was and was given a sample by Archita, one of the lovely ladies who works at the Estee Lauder counter. Let me just say... this product is amazing. My skin can be very oily and this is the only product I've found that actually keeps my skin matte and shine free throughout the entire day. It has a serum like texture that glides beautifully onto my skin and then dries to the most amazing matte finish, making my skin silky smooth and providing a perfect texture for blending my foundation on to. I can't even believe how in love with this product I am, I've never really found a moisturizer that I would repurchase over and over again, but this could possibly be it. Only problem.... it's $73 for a bottle. Hell to the no can I afford that.

So sadly, as of this point in my life, I could never allow myself to spend such a ridiculous amount of money on one beauty product item. BUT if you've got money to burn, either give it to me... or give this moisturizer a try! You'll love it. And if you don't... give it to me ;)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shu Uemura Neo Reflector Disco Lashes!

Was reading one of my fav fashion blogs (CocoPerez) and came across a post about these amazingly cool Shu Uemura false lashes that have mirrors on them like a disco ball!! How cool?! Obviously these would only be used for high fashion editorial makeup, but I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing them around and will def blog about it if I see them used for a magazine photo shoot or fashion show or whatevs. The lashes are 65 doll hairs (dollars) but are unfortunately sold out, according to their website.

What do you think? Cool or cooky?? Hahahah cooky wtf did that come from?

Review: Clinique Super City Block Daily Face Protector SPF 40

This product is more of a sunscreen that you wear underneath foundation (it acts as a primer) than a tinted moisturizer. It has a very yellow undertone to it (which works for me, seeing as my skin has pink undertones to it so it kind of cancels out the pink) but it's very very sheer and provides very little coverage. What I like about it though is that it's oil free (YAY!), has an SPF of 40 and is safe to use around the eyes. I still need to wear it a few more times to get an idea of how much I like it but for now, compared to the Elizabeth Arden tinted moisturizer that I tried earlier, this product is a winner! I will keep you posted though, if I change my mind.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Another Classic Smokey Eye

I did my beautiful friend Ashley's eye makeup the other week and we went for a classic smokey eye (she doesn't wear a lot of eye makeup so we went for something simple yet sexy) and here's the look I came up with! I used a bunch of shimmery and matte grey and black eyeshadows and lined her lash line with liquid liner. And NO, those aren't fake lashes!!! Can you believe it, I think Ashley has the most gorgeous lashes I have ever seen (not including my roommate Steph who has also been blessed with gorg lashes). I would have done some tight lining (applying a black eyeliner to her upper waterline... if that makes sense?) but she had a full day of travelling ahead of her and I didn't want any of that liner to somehow migrate towards her inner tear duct during the day (it always manages to get there!!) before she even had the chance to start her night of partying. Next time I would definitely do it though. Hope you likeyyyyy ♥

Friday, June 18, 2010

Review: Elizabeth Arden Sheer Lights Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer

I should have known as soon as I read the work 'Illuminating' that I was in for some trouble. Whenever you see words like glow, illuminating, or dewy, you should know immediately that you're in for some shimmer in the product. I dunno if it's just me, but one of my pet peeves is shimmer in my foundation. Sure, it can maybe look nice on other people but for me... I just end up looking shiny and oily. SO I knew as soon as I applied this moisturizer that there was no way I was stepping foot outside and into the sunlight. I would become a serious greaseball in a matter of minutes. Honestly, I didn't give this product a fair chance, but it's mostly because I knew it wasn't gonna work for me. I'm not playin' around here, there will be no time wasted on products that don't measure up to my standards, okay?!
AND, it only had an SPF of 15. That would be fine for Canadian weather, but definitely not for Ecuadorian weather.

My hunt for the perfect tinted moisturizer

Soo I'm currently in the process of searching for my soul mate tinted moisturizer. In a couple weeks I'm going on a trip to Ecuador and it is a MUST that I take tinted moisturizer with me on the trip. I won't have the time to do my regular makeup routine (it's a volunteer trip and we're building things, so even if I am wearing makeup, it won't even make it until noon without sliding right off my face). It is essential that it fulfills all my requirements and expectations and satisfy my every need. I'm looking for my perfect 10 here people.

K, so here are my requirements:
  • It MUST have a sunscreen that protects me from both UVA and UVB rays. The higher the SPF the better with a minimum of SPF 25.
  • It MUST be oil-free and ideal for oily skin types. My skin can get very oily in Canadian weather... imagine what it would be like in the hot, humid weather of Ecuador?? No thanks, this moisturizer CAN'T leave my skin feel greasy at all, otherwise I'll probably die of shiny forehead disease.
  • It must provide nice coverage. It doesn't have to wear like a foundation, but I'd like it to at least even out my skin tone.
So, come with me as I embark upon my journey in the search for my husba- err, I mean my tinted moisturizer. I'll keep you posted with what I try out and what I think, as I have been sampling a few and have quite the reviews in store ;)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Scarlett Johansson at the 2010 Tony Awards lookin' FIERCE!

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I am absolutely in love with Scarlett's makeup that she wore to the 2010 Tony Awards. SOO gorgeous, I especially love how the purple fades into a pink... not something that I would ever think of doing because I tend to stay away from pink eyeshadow but it looks amazing and I'll definitely be trying it soon times! I also like that she kept her hair out of her face too to fully show off her beautiful face and makeup. Loves it.

Weekend Makeup!

Hi loves,
Sorry that I didn't blog at all over the weekend. I went up to the town I go to school in to partay with some friends and unfortunately had no internet connection! Wahh
BUT I took photos of my makeup so here they are now!

Friday Night

I was slightly concerned about wearing such a dramatic smokey purple eye on Friday because I was wearing it with a bright pink top. I was happy with the result and was happy with my obnoxiously loud attire BUT what do you guys think?? Too much colour for one night?

Saturday Night

I was inspired to do a blue silvery makeup look to wear with my all black outfit of the night. I used one of my glitter eyeliners and applied it all over my lid to top it off and was pretty happy with the result, especially because I was staying away from the smokey eye that I've been doing on myself lately. Yayz!

Beth, myself and Steph had a mini photo shoot in between fixing our makeup and heading out to the bar... can you tell we're drunk?? Hahaha

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Taylor Swift finally straightens her hair

Well it's about time!! Taylor Swift is known for her overly curly hair and while of course it's a cute look, that's all it is... cute. But FINALLY she's stepped out of the her zone and wore her hair straight last night at the CMT Awards and I can happily said that she looks sexy, beautiful, gorgeous and HOTT!! Love it. I'm a sucker for straight hair, can you tell? Haha!
Which look do you like better??

PS. Love her makeup in the picture on the right too.