Monday, March 10, 2014

My Ultimate MAC Eyeshadow Palette

MAC was the first brand of everything for me. First concealer. First foundation. First lipstick. First eyeshadow. The list goes one. As Im building my makeup collection its only natural I would want my very own MAC Eyeshadow palette, right?
I currently own 4 MAC eyeshadows and Ive been desperate to put them all into one place. So I bought the Pro Palette and now my challenge is to build my ultimate palette.
Currently I own Mythology, All That Glitters, Shroom and Cranberry. These are all colours Ive had for a while that were recommended to me when I got my makeup done at MAC a few times. 
This is what I want my palette to look like....

(Blackberry, Sketch, Cranberry, Satelitte Dreams, Vanilla
Satin Taupe, Sable, Saddle, Soba, Naked Lunch
______, Mythology, All that Glitters, Woodwinked, Shroom)

I recently picked up Satellite Dreams as well. So now I own 5/15. 
I plan to buy one eyeshadow every month until I get them all. That way I wont spend all my non-existent money at once but I can still get everything I want!
As you can see, I have one spot left-- I need suggestions! 

What colours do others have? Any favourites or fails? Any suggestions for my palette?
Until next time...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Drew Barrymore does Makeup. Really good makeup.

So obviously its old news that Drew Barrymore's Flower brand of makeup, sold at Walmart, is quite respected. Its inexpensive and high quality, or so it claims. I would have to agree.
I have had my eye on a few items by this brand but rarely go into a Walmart. And every time I do go in they don't have anything I want in stock!

Last month however, I scored. Kind of. While on vacation I insisted on popping into a Walmart simply to check out their selection of Flower Beauty products. While they didnt have what I wanted (this beauty), another item peaked my interest. Always on the hunt for red lip products, the Line and Shape Lip Liner caught my eye! The colour, 'Cherry Red' is wonderful. Ive been using it as a lip liner for my other red lipsticks but it works just as well as a full on lipstick. 

It glides on really well, has great staying power and is quite pigmented with an even distribution of colour. Considering its so small, its quite quick an easy to get a perfect red lip!

And here it is on my lips. (excuse the blurry picture. i have seriously unsteady hands. but you get a great sense of the colour.)

Until next time.
Until next time...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

They See Me Haulin...

Im stressed. And when Im stressed, I spend. Ooops
I found myself at my local mall yesterday. I intended to make a return and get some money back but Im fairly certain I spent it all instead.

First stop was The Body Shop.
I had my eye on a few items from the Vitamin E collection. I picked up the Toner, Lip Balm and Eye cream. Ive only used the lip balm thus far but I do love it. Vitamin E is great for moisturising and its been treating my lips well thus far. Review on eye cream and toner to come later.... maybe. And they finally released (here in Canada) the Vitamin E overnight Serum in oil. CANNOT WAIT to begin using this one.

Next I headed to Bath and Body Works. Im always on the hunt for another candle and when I find the Espresso scented one I jumped! If you love the smell when walking into a Starbucks you will love this candle. Its just divine. Its been lit since I got home yesterday night.

I also did some online shopping. Its dangerous.
Ive been desperately looking for a hair mask or deep conditioner to add some moisture to my hair. Its been feeling so dry lately. From I picked up the Aussie deep conditioner and the Vidal Sasoon deep conditioning mask. I love the conditioner as it smells like a pina colada! It also leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy. Still undecided about the hair mask. Its a lot of effort so Ive only use it once.

I also found myself on Never a good idea. Especially since they just launched the new Narsissist palette which, Ive been lusting over! I cannot wait to see this in person and start playing with it. I shall most definitely do a review when the time comes. I also bought the Philosophy Amazing Grace body wash. I need a new body wash and Ive been toying with the idea of buying this one and when I looked it so happened to be on sale. In my basket you go, thank you very much.

Next stop, I ordered the MAC Viva Glam lipstick. Im a huge Rihanna fan, this colour happens to look amazing and Im supporting charity so it makes me feel like a good person. :)
I also decided Im going to start a eyeshadow palette (great idea for saving money, eh?). I bought the 15 spot palette thing and eh eyeshadow in 'satellites dreams'.

Last but not least, ASOS. Ive recently discovered this site and with constant sales and forever free shipping it always sucks me in. I also only just discovered they have makeup... Oh man. I only did a bit of damage, ordering two Rimmel products. The Scandaleyes Shadow paint in the colour Rich Russet and the moisture renew lipstick in Coral Birtannia. Ive had my eye on these two for quite some time so Im excited I finally found them. I think they will also look great together. I also got a bag... a really darn pretty one. Its this quilted duffel bag in Berry. It was on sale and the colour was gorgeous. Plus, you can never go wrong with a big handbag.

Ive been naughty. Oops.
Until next time...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Baggy Eyes Be Gone

Thanks to my father, I suffer from dark bags under my eyes. Its clearly genetics as everyone in my family has the same problem. I, apparently, am the only one who seems to care. 
After years of wearing makeup and trying so hard to figure out how to cover those damn bags, I think I have found a winning combination.

I start with the Clinque Even Better Eyes dark circle corrector. Its a light serum/ concealer thing. It would never work alone as a concealer but it gives a nice base, its quite moisturizing and the metal tip means its refreshing and de-puffing on my eyes in the morning. 

I then apply the Nars creamy concealer after my foundation. I mean there is not point in my raving about this product as everyone else already had but, I found its absolutely golden when used with the Beauty Blender. It just blends so much better than any finger or brush. It creases less, gives better coverage and blends best.

At the very end of my makeup routine I go in with the L'Oreal Magic Lumi highlighter. I apply this in the corner 1/3 of my eye to add a little brightness. 
Bye bye baggy eyes
Hello baggy eyes

I think its a winning combination!
Until next time...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

About Me

1. What's your favorite candle scent?  espresso
2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? Khloe kardashian
3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother? Jake gyllenhaal
4. How old do you think you'll be when you get married? 31
5. Do you know a hoarder? yes
6. Can you do a split? no
7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike? 5 or 6
8. How many oceans have you swam in? 1
9. How many countries have you been to? 5
10. Is anyone in your family in the army? no
11. What would you name your daughter if you had one? chelsea
12. What would you name your son if you had one? jakob
13. What's the worst grade you got on a test? 31
14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child? lizziemcguire
15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight? How the fuck am I suppose to remember
16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series? Hunger games
17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent? British. duh
18. Did your mother go to college? yes
19. Are your grandparents still married? yes
20. Have you ever taken karate lessons? Yes—blue advanced belt. woop
21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is? Um, duh…
22. What's the first amusement park you've been to? wonderland
23. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in? Hebrew, french
24. Do you spell the color as grey or gray? grey
25. Is your father bald? no
26. Do you know triplets? yes
27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook? notebook
28. Have you ever had Indian food? nope
29. What's the name of your favorite restaurant? Olive garden
30. Have you ever been to Olive Garden? Fucking duh. (look above)
31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores (Costco, BJ's, etc.)? parents belong to Costco. Why is there a place called bjs?
32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender? trevor
33. If you have a nickname, what is it? Tan, tuna
34. Who's your favorite person in the world? That’s a trick question. I don’t pick favorites
35. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs? Why cant I live in the city?
36. Can you whistle? Not really
37. Do you sleep with a nightlight? no.
38. Do you eat breakfast every morning? hell yes
39. Do you take any pills or medication daily? yep
40. What medical conditions do you have? Nothing diagnosed but im pretty sure im dyeing
41. How many times have you been to the hospital? A lot
42. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo? Too many times to count
43. Where do you buy your jeans? Gap or urban or lucky
44. What's the last compliment you got? Nice eyelashes,
45. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning? No, rarely
46. What flavor tea do you enjoy? Chamomile or mint
47. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own? Im gusetimating 20+, far too lazy to count
48. What religion will you raise your children to practice? Judaism
49. How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn't real? As soon as I could put logic together
50. Why do you have a blog? to share my opinions and thoughts


Friday, January 24, 2014

Wish List

I read too any blogs and watch too many YouTube videos so my wish list is constantly growing.
Currently, these are at the top of my list!

-Bourjois Happy Light Concealer. Next to lipsticks, I have the most concealers of any product. And Im always on the lookout for more. Ive heard this one is very long lasting, doesn't crease and has great coverage. Its also reasonably priced at about 15$. I went to the drugstore yesterday to buy but they either don't carry this product yet or they sold out.

-Camomile Sumptuous cleansing balm. This balm is being talked about as a cheaper alternative to the Clinique cleansing balm. I cannot attest to that but from what I hear it has a relaxing scent and is very effective.

-Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-powder.  Described as a dry shampoo and volumizer it just sounds like the perfect product to me. Im currently using the BB surf spray to add so umph to my hair but if this product could double as a dry shampoo it would be perfect to add volume in between washes, as I usually use the surf spray before blow drying. I hope to add this to my collection soon!

-Lorac Ooh La Lace Palette. Look at this. Are you drooling yet? It looks like such a nice neutral palette. I think this would be a good addition/ friend for my Urban Decay basics. This one has more shimmer shades. And the packaging is stunning. Add in here pretty much ALL Lorac palette as well. Also at 36$ thats just 6$/share. Bargain!

-Zara Satin High Heel Sandal  I mean Rihanna started this trend a year ago and now finally everyone is catching on--strappy, simple 90s-esque heels.. While this pair of green shoes from Zara is a bit bold, I think they could add some real pizazz to a LBD.

Until next time...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Every Day Makeup

I absolutely love reading these types of posts so I wanted to share mine!
My every day makeup is really basic. This is what I wear to work and to school, though sometimes I add more lip colour for school!

Here all the essentials.
Primer: Clinique
Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in shade NW15 and Nars Creamy Concealer in colour Vanilla
Foundation: Hourglass Immaculate (Liquid Powder Foundation, Mattifying) in colour Vanilla
Blush: Revlon in colour 'Haute Pink' 
Primer- elf mineral (not shown)
Liner- Stila Stay All DayWaterproof and Rimmel Scandaleyes
Eye Shadow- Urban Decay Naked Basics
Mascara- Maybelline Falsies
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter (colour varies by day)

I first start with my primer. I like to put this on about 10 minutes after my moisturizer so it has had time to settle into my skin. This Clinique primer is great. I originally bought it simply because I was too worried to try anything else on my skin. It does a nice job of evening things out, makes my makeup stay longer and helps keep my skin less oily throughout the day. This is the standard one but they also options for dull skin, red skin etc. 

Next is concealer, I try to wait about 5 minutes after primer again to let things set. 
I currently use the MAC concealer on my spots as it has great coverage and is a perfect match for my skin colour. I use the Real Techniques base shadow brush for application. And sometimes my pinky finger for extra coverage. 
I use the Nars concealer for under my eyes. It does an excellent job covering my dark circles. It truly is creamy making it easy to blend. And I have yet to have any creasing. Its  newer purchase and I am loving it. I dont use it for my blemishes as the colour is a bit too dark and I dont find it gives enough coverage. But I know it works well on others for this purpose! I use my finger or the same RT brush for this. 

Next is the most critical part. Foundation! I got this one from Sephora recently. I wasnt in the market for a new foundation but they used that new technology that determines your exact colour match and then the lady tried it on me in store. SOLD. It truly matches perfectly. I chose this of my few options as it was matte, oil free and claims to help clear up acne while it is worn. Not sure about the last claim but it does give an immaculate finish to my skin. I wore this the first time on new years and I look like I have absolutely flawless skin, if I do say so myself. And I got lots of compliments on my makeup :) 
After the foundation a put a hint of blush on my cheeks. I love this Revlon colour, newly purchased, as it gives the look of fresh cold skin in the winter. Its quite natural but adds something to my pale winter skin. I apply using my Real Techniques blush brush.
(Me on New Years wearing the Immaculate foundation)

If I remember, I next put on eye shadow primer. But usually I forget. 
Next I apply the eyeshadow using two Real Technique Brushes (base shadow and deluxe crease). 
The colours vary on my mood for in general I use Naked2 as the base (third from right in picture above) and Faint in the crease. Lastly, using a random brush I have lying around I apply Venus (first on left) on the brow bone and tear ducts. This is one of the best highlighting colours Ive used. It, like all the other colours, is so pigmented, they barely crease all day and can all be combined so nicely. 
Lastly for the eyes is liner. The Stila eyeliner is the absolute BEST. Like I cant get over talking about it. I use it for a fair fine line along the lashes. Nothing dramatic, just to create a fuller lash line. It is so easy to create a fine, straight line using this product. The other eyeline pictured above is the Rimmel nude colour for my bottom waterline. It makes me look that much more awake. I really hate when my eye makeup is so nice and my ugly bas are concealed but I am left with this awkward red line on the waterline. 
Last step is mascara. Currently I use the Falsies by Maybelline. But I also love Clinique's High Impact Mascara. The falsies is easy to add some volume and length without clumps. Its got a funky wand so it takes some time to get used to. I move it back and forth around the roots of my lashes for volume then run it over my lashes 2-3 times. Two disclaimers: curling eyelashes is a must in my books. Otherwise all your efforts in mascara are a waste. Second, I have naturally long lashes so I cant really attest to the lengthening ability of this product. 

 Final touch is the Revlon lip butter and Im good to go! I dont have to use any setting powder with this makeup as the foundation stays matte all day for me! I never though it would be possible!

I hope you enjoyed reading this and maybe have some inspiration for you daily routine. Or to start a daily routine!

Until next time...