Friday, September 28, 2012

Review☆N°7 Quick Thinking 4 in 1 Wipes

Hey Guys,

Today I bring you my new favourite makeup wipes! These are N°7 Quick Thinking 4 in 1 Wipes which claim to cleanse, tone, moisturize and remove eye makeup as well as being fragrance free.

According to these wipes have Vitamin Pro-B5 plus extracts of witch hazel and fennel which help cleanse pores, moisturize and leave your skin feeling smooth, clean and fresh. These wipes just damp enough to get all your makeup off and are not sopping wet. They come with 30 in a pack which is great because they will last the whole month!

These swatches didn't know what was coming..
 N°7 wipes vs. Fall Lip Loves

Some nights when I'm too lazy to do my ProActiv 3 Step Routine, I just use one of these and it removes all my makeup and leaves my skin leaving clean and fresh. My skin is super sensitive and usually breaks out when I use any products that aren't specifically made for sensitive skin but these haven't broken my skin out and this is my third pack!

I definitely recommend these wipes to anybody who can get their hands on them! They're awesome and do a great job of taking your makeup off quickly at the end of a long day.

Have you tried these makeup wipes? If not, what are your favourites that you have tried?

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

☆Lip Loves: Fall Edition

Fall is here guys!

There's something about this time of year that makes me want to cozy up in my favourite sweater, drink hot chocolate, light a Bath and Body Works candle (Pumpkin Cupcake.. Yum!) and wear dark lipstick. I thought this would be an awesome time to show you some of my favourite fall colours! So get your sweaters and boots ready and have your vampy lipstick in tow because it's fall girls!


Monday, September 24, 2012

☆Fresh Paint: Revlon Spanish Moss

Hey Guys,

Today's Fresh Paint is a new discovery I found through MissGlamorazzi on Youtube. She's one of my favourite gurus and she recently did a Get Ready With Me: Fall Makeup, Hair and Outfit video. I loved every part of this video from the plum  eyeliner, yellow shoes and maroon pants but my eyes really lit up when I saw this pretty mossy green nail polish. She shows a clip in the video where she's applying it and I couldn't believe my eyes when she swiped on one coat and it was completely opaque! I had to go out and try it myself..

Ladies, this stuff is a one coat wonder! In this picture I have one coat of Spanish Moss with no top coat. This is a big deal.. I've never seen anything like it before. The brush is the perfect density to spread the nail polish evenly over the nail with one swipe and my nails were dry in under 2 minutes.

I have been testing this nail polish out for the past 3 days and there is some wear around the tips and my index finger is a bit rough because I have been chewing on it the past couple of days (I blame this on schoooool) but I think this polish is holding up amazingly.. especially with no top coat!

I am definitely going to pick up some more of these polishes. Next on my list is Pale Cashmere because I've heard and seen swatches on Amarixe's blog and it looks gorgeous!

Have you guys tried the new Revlon Colorstay nail polishes? If so, what colours and what do you think of them?


Friday, September 21, 2012

☆My Thoughts: YSL Rouge Volupté in 13 Peach Passion

Hey guys!

A few housekeeping notes to start <3

My real life friend and makeup encyclopedia Nicole has started her own blog called Little Luxuries. LOVE IT! She is a certified aesthetician and makeup artist who always helps me anytime I wander into her store looking for makeup. She has the best tips ever and gives the most honest reviews.  I'm so happy she's joined the blogging world so please go check out her site! You guys will love her!

One other note:
I've set up a poll asking which posts you guys like reading most! It would mean the world to me if you all took a minute to vote. You can find it just over here --> :D

So on to the makeup!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

☆Celeb Inspired: Ashley Benson Makeup, Hair and Outfit

UPDATE: OMG They picked me as Benzoholic of the week! I'm so excited!!!!!

Here's the link:

Hey Guys,

So I saw that Ashley Benson was having a Benzoholic Mission on Instragram and Twitter so I decided to create a look inspired by her! I saw this picture of her at the Oceana Benefit and I decided to recreate her gorgeous makeup! Here are the products I used:

Makeup Forever HD in #115 which I stippled on with my E.L.F Powder brush. Then I used a makeup sponge and dabbed on my Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Peach. After that I used my Sigma Powder brush and set my foundation with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light.

I used my NYX Bohemian Chic Matte Eye palette because I don't see much shimmer in Ashley's makeup besides the lower lash line where I think she might have a bit of silver shadow. I used the 2 colours in the middle of the second row and used a Sigma E40 to blend them in my crease. From there, I took Verve from the Urban Decay Naked 2 and lined my lower lash line.
The next step is something completely out of my element.. EYELINER 0.0 I used Urban Decay Zero (it came with my original Naked palette which I bought a year ago.. and I probably used it twice) and lined my waterline. Wait.. it gets better.. THEN I took my Essence Gel Eyeliner and a Sigma E65 and lined my upper lash line with gel eyeliner! Guys!! This is so beyond my comfort zone.. Eyeliner is so scary to me!
After the shock was over, I used 2 coats of Benefit Bad Gal Lash to finish off the eyes (I have major love for this mascara at the moment).

Ashley has barely any cheek colour on in the picture so I used the lightest blush I have which is MAC Well Dressed with a MAC 129 brush.

Her lip color reminds me of a light berry colour so I used the closest I have which is a Laura Mercier lip gloss in Baby Doll.

I curled my hair using my Conair Infiniti Curling Iron and wrapping 1 inch sections around and holding them for around 7 seconds. Then I set it all with L'Oreal Elnett hairspray (which is alright, not my favorite).

Ashley had black on her nails but black is just so brutal to get off your nails! Do you guys have any tricks to get black off easily? Anyways, this is just the nail polish I'm wearing at the moment which is China Glaze Secret Periwinkle.

This top from Forever 21 is actually supposed to be a dress I think but I would feel completely naked to wear this as a dress since I'm so tall. I think this is super close to Ashley's dress besides.. well the colour :) Then I wore my American Eagle black skinny jeans underneath so I don't feel bare.

So there we have our Ashley Benson inspired look! This was so much fun to do! It would be so awesome if you guys could like my Instagram picture or retweet on twitter so maybe Ashley will see! :D

What do you guys think of these kinds of posts? If you like them, do you have any celebrity looks you would like to see me do?



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

☆Fresh Paint: OPI Steady As She Rose

Hey Guys,

So apparently I'm on a pink kick.. again!

Today I present to you OPI Steady As She Rose which is opaque with 2 coats finished off with one coat of OPI Top Coat.

This color is a dusty light pink creme with is the kind of color I love wearing the beginning of september! It kind of helps ease me into the cold weather because it still has those fall nail polish qualities without being dark like Sephora Metro Chic or OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. 

This color came out with the OPI Pirates of the Carribean collection which came out last year so it might be hard to find, but if you do come across it I highly recommend!

What do you guys think of this color? What are you wearing on your nails today?


Sunday, September 9, 2012

☆Fall Trends: Green and Gold Eyeshadow

Hey Guys,

Here I am with my second fall trend! Here is the Allure article where I found all these lovely colors and in particular the green and gold eyeshadows!

I rarely venture into the colored eyeshadow world. Maybe once in a while during the summer to have a pop of color on my upper or lower lash line but other than that.. Nada! This look was super fun to do though and it doesn't feel to overwhelming with color! Here's what I did:

I used Urban Decay Half Baked all over my lid for the gold shadow. Then, like the article says, I took the Maybelline Marbleized Eyeshadow in Ivy Icon and sweeped it through my crease and along my lower lash line. Then for a natural flush I used Benefit Dandelion on my cheeks and Benefit Highbeam on my cheekbones. For my lips, I used Revlon Primrose and a dab of Revlon Peach Petal lip gloss on the centre of my lips.

I really like the look of these colors together because I find they remind me of space! Or something futuristic-ee haha!

Will you guys be trying of the green and gold eyeshadow combo this fall?



Saturday, September 8, 2012

☆Fresh Paint: Essie Fiji

Hey Guys,

Here I am with another Fresh Paint post! This is Essie Fiji which is opaque with 2 coats and I have one coat of OPI Top Coat on top.

This color is very clean looking while being sweet and girly. This is one of those colors I think is appropriate for any occasion!

This color is part of Essie's permanent line so it should be easily accessible.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, according to Temptalia, Sinful Colors Easy Going is a 100% dupe for Fiji!

What do you guys think of this color? What are you wearing on your nails today?



Sunday, September 2, 2012

☆Los Angeles Haul


I'm sorry I haven't been replying to comments and for the scheduled posts! The internet wasn't very good at our hotel but I'm back home (on the ground thank goodness!) for another while! I've missed you guys so much!

Los Angeles was so fun and there was so much to do! I think my favorite parts were Madame Tussaud's, Disneyland, Universal Studios and going to see the Price is Right (our episode is on Nov. 8th).... and shopping of course!

Which brings me to my haul.. Oh yes dear friends, I had a lovely time at Sephora and Mac. I'm deprived of these stores back home in Newfoundland, so when we go away once a year I make up for it then so please forgive me if this seems a little extreme. I think I made at least 5 trips into Sephora because there was one in the mall attached to our hotel. I am very happy with my purchases though since there was only a couple of impulse buys and the rest were calculated and researched throughout the year.

My list of research products I bought were
-Makeup Forever HD Foundation.. I was going to pick up the Chanel Vitalumiere which was recommended by my girls over @ ABrunetteDuet but I couldn't find it :(.
-Nars blush in Luster
-Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed
-Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
-Bobbi Brown Corrector
-YSL Rouge Volupte in 13 (Peche Passion)
-A mini Benefit Bad Gal Lash so I could test it out.

The impulse buys were
-Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara- This stuff comes with a guitar pick which they called the Eyeko Sheild "for enhanced application without smudges". The guitar pick works really well!  I'm not really sure what I think of the brush that comes with this mascara though.
-Sephora Give Me Some Lip set which came with Fresh Sugar Rosé’ Tinted Lip Treatment, Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child, Bite Beauty Lip Shine in Vintage, Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll, Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Hope and the Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss in Precious Pink.
-Jack Black lip balm in Lemon
-Tarte Clean Slate primer trio

Then I received my birthday gift and picked out some 100 point perks since I won't be at a Sephora for another long time! 

Then I headed to Mac where I picked up raided the lipstick counter! I'm totally hooked on Mac lipsticks! I bought Shy Girl, Syrup and Lovelorn. Then I picked up the Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle, Star Violet eyeshadow and Pro longwear concealer in NW20! 

So there it is girls! I did a whole bunch of damage on this trip but I'm super excited over the new things I get to try out!

Have you guys done any hauling lately? Do you have any fave new purchases?


 And here are a few pictures of our trip! :D

Here is Madame Tussaud's, The Cheesecake Factory (I didn't know food this delicious existed),  Ashley Greene at the premiere of the Apparition, Disneyland and Universal Studios!

The Blues Brothers hauled me up on stage to dance
at Universal Studios! LOL!

Optimus Prime!
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