Friday, December 27, 2013

What I Got For Christmas!

Hi Guys!

I just posted a What I Got For Christmas video on my channel. I would love if you checked it out and told me your favourite Christmas gift you gave or received this year! 😄


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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Tag!!

Hi Guys!

I hope you're all having a wonderful day! How are your Christmas holidays going? I'm enjoying all the time I get to spend with family and friends, all the yummy Christmas food bingeing and catching up on Youtube videos!

Which brings me to todays post! I saw today that Chelsi (chelsimadonna) tagged me to do the Christmas tag! I really want to do this tag but Christmas will be over by the time I film and edit so I figured I'd blog it! :D I'll just have to skip out on the singing :( I hope you enjoy!

QUESTIONS:
1. Use one noise to describe how excited you are for christmas.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

2. Whats the best present you've ever been given and why?
I've been given so many amazing gifts over the years! One that sticks out is from Nate when we first started going out. I had a diamond star necklace that I loved and he surprised me with the matching earrings.

3. Whats the worst present you've ever been given and why?
When I was younger I received a green and pink decorative cat plate. I loved it at the time but thinking back on it, it wasn't the cutest thing.

4. Sing a line from your favourite christmas song.
I'm heading home for Christmas time this yearrrr
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at my nose
Wherever you find love, it feels like Christmasssssss
Oops.. did that question say just one?!


5. Whats your favourite Christmas film?
The Muppets Christmas Carol.. I think I've watched it at least 7 times this season.


6. Show how good you are at wrapping a present.
I am the absolute worst at wrapping.. it kinda sounds like !@#!@$!@$%&#^%!.. yep


7. If you could rename one of father christmas' reindeer, what would you name it?
Runner the Reindeer! 


8. Whats your favourite thing about christmas?
Spending time with family and friends although this year is harder because I lost my Grandfather in September so this is our first Christmas without him. He loved life and loved to laugh so much.


9. Sing the 12 days of Christmas song using only one breathe of air
This is a tough one to do over a blog.... How about I try to type it out in one breathe of air instead?
Here we go..

On th twleth day of Hristmas tmy trye love gabe to me , 12 dumpers drumming 11 peppers prig 10 lords a leading, 9 ladies dancing , 8 maids of milking,.

Well there's a fail if I've ever seen one.

10. Do you believe in Santa Claus? 
Of Course!!

So there is the Christmas Tag! I hope you enjoyed! I was thinking on filming a What I Got For Christmas video tomorrow. How do you guys feel about them? Should I film or pass?
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

October Favorites

Hey Guys!

I hope you had a good month! Mine has been super stressful.. I seriously need a spa day without any thinking about school.  School aside, I managed to do some shopping and try out some new products. Shopping is such a great stress reliever :)


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rose Gold Goodness: Benefit Rockateur Blush

Hey Guys!

It's been over a year now since Benefit released Hervana and I was anxiously waiting for them to release one of their stunning blushes. Finally they've come out with The Rockateur. I've heard so much hype around this little box of rose gold goodness that I just had to pick it up.
Benefit describes this blush as "a provocative rose gold cheek powder".




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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dior Holiday Couture Collection 2013

Hey Guys!

Today I have a quick review of the Dior Holiday Couture Collection smokey eye palette requested by my lovely friend Chloe from xoChloeGordon! Please check out her amazing blog and YouTube channel!

This is one of many kits Dior has to offer for the holiday season.



The package is a pretty, sleek compact which is perfect for carrying around to do touch ups (which will be needed..more on that later). The packaging becomes dirty fast because it has the same texture as a Nars compact. It is fairly heavy and comes equipped with a mirror so you're ready for touch ups.

This kit comes with shades Dior calls Base, Colour, Highlighter and Liner. Base is a cream shimmer, Colour is a matte taupe/brown, Highlighter is a gold sparkle with a clear base and Liner is matte grey/brown.


The standout shade of the palette is the Highlighter. This eyeshadow's texture feels very similar to the new Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadows. It will be pretty during the holiday season but isn't exactly a shadow for everyday wear.

Although the shadows are fairly pigmented when swatched, they do not translate this pigmented on the lids. They are also not long wearing which is mind blowing for the cost of this palette. I've tried wearing these shadows with my Nars eyeshadow primer and my Urban Decay primer potion, which are both holy grails. Usually I will get 6-8 hours of wear with any other shadows using either primer but with these shadows, I get 3 hours at the most!

This palette also comes with a booklet showing 3 different ways to wear the eyeshadows that comes in this kit.




Overall, this palette looks stunning but the short wear time of the shadows do not make it worth $55. If you are looking to buy eyeshadows from Dior, I would recommend checking out one of their 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palettes instead.

Have you checked out any of Dior's Holiday Collection? Are there any holiday collections you're lusting after from any other brands?
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Friday, October 4, 2013

September Wishlist

September Wishlist





New Benefit products.. new Urban Decay lipsticks?! Why must there be so many new launches right now?!

1 & 2. Urban Decay Revolutionary Lipstick/Lipliner in Jilted- I saw a video from Kandee Johnson, where she went to the Urban Decay offices and the CEO of Urban Decay was wearing this color. OBSESSED! I need this in my life. *Update* I now have this and I will doing a giveaway on my YouTube channel soon so keep an eye out!

3. Benefit The Rockateur- I wasn't too crazy about this blush when I saw pictures online, but I swatched it in store and it is so pretty! It's a perfect rose gold blush for those pale skinned girls out there like me.

4. Dior Creme De Rose Lip balm- Twist my rubber arm when it comes to anything Dior. I've heard great things about this lipbalm lately but I'm trying to hold out until I've finished my Nuxe Reve de Miel.

5. Bourjois Nail Polish Remover- This looks perfect for someone who changes their nail polish often like myself. We'll have our nail polish off and we'll be out the door asap.

6. Estee Lauder Raisins- Zoella talks about this palette all the time and I think these colors look perfect for fall.

7. Diorskin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25- That's a mouthful! I haven't heard a bunch about this powder but anything I've tried from Dior so far, I've loved. As soon as I finish my Urban Decay Deslick powder, I'll be picking this up.

That's products I've been lusting after this month! What do you guys have on your wishlist this month?

P.S- Have you sign up for the Fabulous Fall Blog Hop?! Come join and check out some lovely other blogs!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fresh Paint: Butter London No More Waity Katie

Hey Guys!

I'm no Butter London expert (this is only the 2nd polish I've tried by them) but I'm obsessing over the formula.

No More Waity Katie is a purple/greige with purple sparkles. I think this is a gorgeous color for fall and adds some glam to, what would otherwise be, just another purply/greige color.



I was expecting the formulation of this polish to be super sheer but it turned out great with only 2 coats!

In this photo, I am wearing Essie's All in One base with 2 coats of No More Waity Katie and one coat of Seche Vite.

Have you tried any Butter London polishes? Is there any I should keep an eye out for? What is your fall nail polish picks?
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fabulous Fall Blog Hop!

Hey Guys!

I have some exciting news! My friends Chloe, Tawny and I have decided to start a Fall Blog Hop!

Do you get excited when you see the newest makeup collections, do you run to the nearest store when you see a haul video or when you find a great new product do you run out and tell your friends ASAP? This is the hop for you!



Today I'm so excited to let you all know about a blog hop I've created with Chloe and Tawny!

This is an awesome chance to gain new followers and find great new blogs! We are trying to create a beauty and fashion blog directory so someone looking for a new blog to follow can look through this blog hop and discover brilliant new blogs! Please add your link and tweet all about it with #fabulousfall.

For this blog hop please:
♥ Follow your host and co-hosts
Ashlee: Bloglovin or Google+
Chloe: GFC
Tawny: Bloglovin
(let me know you're following in the comments and I'll check out your blog!)
♥ Check out other blogs on the hop and let them know where you found them!
♥ Grab our button so your friends can link up too!
♥ Let us know you linked up by tweeting and adding the hashtag #fabulousfall.





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Saturday, September 28, 2013

September Favorites

Hi Guys!

FALL IS HERE :D and so are my September Favorites!! I would love if you checked out my video and left a comment! What's your favorite fall products?


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vacation Haul: Sephora, MAC, Lush, L'Occitane + Coach

Hey Guys!

I have a new video! This is my vacation haul where I did quite a bit of damage at Sephora, MAC & a bunch of other stores. Here is the video evidence:


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Monday, August 26, 2013

My First Makeup Tutorial + Collab!

Hey Guys!

I have some back to school makeup looks for you today! This is a collab with Tawny (beautybyt2) and Kristen (thekristenkchannel)!! :D The videos aren't live yet but I'm giving you guys early access to mine ;D

I had some hiccups in this one because about 35 seconds in, the lighting totally washes me out! I almost refilmed it, but I was leaving for vacation and just didn't have time. I hope you guys enjoy this High School Makeup Tutorial and I will let you know as soon as Kristen (Junior High) and Tawny's (University) videos are live!

What year are you in school? What is your favorite makeup look to wear to school?
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Super Late July Favorites

Hey Guys!

August is here and summer is almost over.. WAHH! I saw Pumpkin candles at Bath and Body Works and I was so excited but then realized fall is almost here.. ack!

But for now let's reflect on July and some favorite beauty products. Please leave a comment telling me your favorites this month!


Random Favorites:

Songs:

Serena Ryder- What I Wouldn't Do



Bastille- Pompeii


Movie:

Despicable Me 2.. MINIONS<3 :D


TV Show:

Orange is the New Black


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Spotted: Wet N Wild Pop Art Craze Collection

Hey Guys,

I found the Pop Art Craze collection at Lawton's Drugs and I'm here today with some swatches! 
These palettes come in an array or bright colors so, naturally, I picked the most neutral of the bunch.
My palettes of choice were To Muse and Carouse and A Regular at the Factory.
To Muse and Carouse comes with a peach, mid tone brown and a light blue. I personally don't think I'll be following the instructions in this palette. I think the peach is much to dark for a browbone color so I would use the peach on the lid, brown in the crease and the blue to line my lower lash line for a pop of color.

Top-Bottom: Eyelid, Crease, Browbone
A Regular at the Factory is the second I picked up and it's pretty wild! It comes with a canary yellow, a true blue and orange. I've been gravitating towards orange colors a lot lately because they bring out blue eyes. I wore this palette with the yellow on my inner corner and a light sweep of orange in my crease.

Top-Bottom: Eyelid, Crease, Browbone

Overall, these shadows are great quality that we've come to expect from Wet n Wild shadows. The collection also has nail polish which peaked my curiosity so I may be going to back for more lol!

Are there any new drugstore releases you've been excited about lately? Did you guys pick up anything from this collection? If so, what did you get? 
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Spotted: Rimmel Apocalips in Canada!

Hey Guys,

They have finally made it! I nearly jumped up and down at Shoppers Drug Mart when I spotted the Rimmel Apocalips! They have been out in the UK and US for, what feels like forever, and I was starting to feel neglected here! Right off the bat I have to say- they were well worth the wait. I will be going back for more of these ASAP! 

                                                 Top-bottom: Celestial, Aurora, Stellar
These lipglosses have a satin finish and are ridiculously pigmented. They don't slide around on your lips and the color doesn't bleed. The doefoot applicator makes them easy to apply and the formula keeps your lips moisturized. 

Rimmel has also given us an excellent color range so there is something for everyone.

The only con for me is the smell- for some reason, the smell of most Rimmel products are always off putting for me but I will definitely deal for the Apocalips.

Did you pick up any of the Rimmel Apocalips? If so, what color and what do you think of them? 
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Drugstore Beauty Haul

Hey Guys!

I filmed a Drugstore Beauty Haul yesterday because I've been doing lots of shopping lately. There has just been way to many new makeup releases! I'm going to start doing some in depth reviews on the blog again since I've been slacking terribly. Please let me know if you would like to hear about any of these new products I picked up!

I also found out one of my friends started beauty blogging and I know she would love if you guys went to check out her blog!



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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Collab Videos with Chelsimadonna!

Hi Guys!

This week, Chelsimadonna and I did 2 collab videos! Chelsi is the sweetest person ever and it would be so awesome if you guys could hop over to her channel and say Hi! I know you will all love her videos! For Chelsi's channel, we did "Our Top Makeup Picks for Oily/Dry Skin" and on my channel, we did our "Favorite Hair Products" for curly/straight hair.

I would love it if you guys came to check them out! ♥

Makeup Picks for Oily/Dry Skin


Favorite Hair Products


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Friday, July 5, 2013

Updated: What's In My Purse?

Hey Guys!

I just uploaded another video! Come take a peek to see what I keep inside my Mini Mac :D


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Monday, July 1, 2013

June Favorites 2013

Hey Guys!

I finally got around to filming another video! I was sick all month with some sort of "super flu" that was apparently going around where I live so my makeup was all about being super quick and easy!



 I hope you guys enjoy the video! :D
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Updated: What's In My Travel Makeup Bag


Hey Guys!

I've been super busy over this way with the usual.. school. I found some extra time today to edit this video I filmed a few weeks ago while I was on semester break. I travelled to my hometown for a while so I figured what better to show you what's in my travel makeup bag! I love these sorts of videos because the products people take with them are either tried and true products that they love or something new they've been wanting to try out. This is the case with the items I brought home with me and I will probably be toting must of these home again when I go in a weeks time. I hope you all enjoy the video! 


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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Soooo.. A Youtube Video Happened

Hey Guys!

Super long time no talk! What a busy semester I've had! I'm almost finished this one though, with one exam on friday and then I have a whole 2 weeks off! Yay!

So here is some exciting news! My friend Chelsi (ChelsiMadonna on Youtube) tagged me to do the I <3 Spring tag and I thought it would be super fun to try to film it! It was so fun recording this but I think I'll be more comfortable in front of the camera! If this one goes over well, maybe I will do some more! :D

And if you're reading this before the editing has updated.. please ignore my awkward posing at the end. It was my sad attempt at a custom thumbnail LOL! :)

Here are some lovelies I tagged and I would love to know if you guys did this tag! I would love to check it out!

FromInsideMyCloset
Chiclookxo
Beautybyt2
SophieRoseHearts
NatalieLovesBeauty
MsMal27
TheInsideOutBeauty
LoveFromMallory

Love you guys!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RIP GFC?.... Maybe?

Follow on BloglovinHello lovlies!!

Ashlee here taking a quick break from studying! I have been once again swamped with school work but I have lots of fun blog posts planned for next week!

Today is just a quick post to ask you lovelies, if you're not already, to follow The Makeup Wonderland on Bloglovin' :)

To do this easily, you can go to this link www.bloglovin.com/import and transfer all the blogs you follow on google reader to Bloglovin'~! I've become hooked on Bloglovin' lately because it makes keeping up with your favorite blogs super easy!

Hope you're all having an amazing week and I'll be talking to you soon! <3


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