tokidoki rollerballs @ sephora
Look what I found at Sephora! Tokidoki rollerballs :> As usual, Tokidoki displays are almost-nauseatingly cute and very eye-catching! Whenever I see a new Tokidoki display, it instantly grabs my attention (my wallet, fortunately, is just barely spared) Each fragrance is inspired by a particular Tokidoki character. The heads of the corresponding character fit on top of the cap of each...
30/07/11 link love
Musicalhouses shows you an awesome Bird of Paradise/sunset inspired eye look using the Sleek Curacao Palette - possibly the brightest eye look ever! Beauty’s Bad Habit shows gorgeous eyeshadow swatches of her first love in indie cosmetics, the fabulous Fyrinnae Cosmetics. You know that cooling sensation when you bite into a peppermint patty? Well it’s the same thing when you use the...
rimmel english rose with fishnet accent nail
Rimmel English Rose • Essie Pink Diamond • Konad image plate m57 The real colour of English Rose is somewhere between the two pictures.. it’s definitely not a brick red: it’s more of a berry and much cooler, but not as bright as the flash picture. Pink Diamond is a pearly light pink, so it ends up looking a bit like a subtle nude on top of English Rose. I got a lot of compliments...
Sorry everyone, I’ve been posting even less than usual due to a rather intense semester, including 3 projects due this week alone (!!!) In the meantime, check out http://fuckyeahbeautyaddictkitty.tumblr.com —awesome new meme that I’m sure many of you will enjoy and relate to (see below) ;D
07/16/11 beauty blog link love
Read a thorough and honest review of Sigma’s new eyeshadow palettes in Dare, Bare, and Flare at Handmade Reviews! At Musing on Beauty, Mariella has been trying the new Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation and reviews it in depth. Musicalhouses shows you summer’s hottest offering - Benefit Cha Cha Tint! The jury’s still out on whether a certain new lash curler looks incredibly intriguing...
bright sunset gradient nails
I tried a gradient nail look with Revlon Mad About Mango, Essie Flirt, and Rimmel English Rose. The result is waaaay brighter than I expected but I kind of like it and it reminded me of a sunset. I think I picked shades that were too close to each other, because the gradient effect is really subtle unless under bright light. Even under flash it’s hard to see Flirt and English Rose as two...
Do you live in Vancouver? If so, you need Daiso in your life. It has everything, and usually for only $2. Almost all of my makeup organization stuff is from Daiso. I bought a nail polish remover pump bottle from Daiso recently—you just press down on the top of the bottle with a cotton pad and it dispenses a perfect amount of nail polish remover. Other things I love about it: easy to use...
review: revlon luxurious color satin eyeshadow in...
I’ve been super busy/stressed/sleep-deprived over school projects recently, but finally, a new review! Peacock Lustre was really an impulse buy: Ulta had buy one get one 50% and the colour was just so pretty and unique to my current stash of shadows. I don’t have a teal quite like this, since it leans more green than my other shadows. It sort of has a foresty-green base (I’m...
02/07/11 link love
Are you a fan of NARS blushes? If so, do you own the shade Mata Hari? At Steal My Heart Lovee.com she shares her review. Kelly from Gouldylox Reviews shares her first ever makeup tutorial. Part drinking game, part smoky eye, it’s easy to do and isn’t so over the top you can’t wear it to work. Madame B Fatale shows us her bright eye look using some gorgeous colours! ...
testing colour combinations for konad
I apply the polish to a piece of clear tape, stamp it, then put it on my nails to figure out if I will like the look. Don’t judge me, it works!
wishlist wednesday: beautyblender sponge
I have been using a flat foundation brush for the last few years to apply liquid foundation, but lately I’m feeling that using a cosmetic wedge/sponge gives me slightly better results for a more natural and flawless finish. But using disposable wedges feels a bit wasteful, which brings me to today’s Wishlist Wednesday item… (Or equivalent) I’ve been hearing about this...
china glaze sea spray
Strangely enough, this post apparently was created and sent to Twitter with a working link this morning but it does not appear in my dashboard @_____@ Oh well, here it is again for those of you that aren’t on Twitter! China Glaze Sea Spray • white Konad Special polish • Konad plate m50 China Glaze Sea Spray is really beautiful. I’m so in love with this blue-gray creme that I may end up...
I picked up lots of drugstore goodies during an adventure to Washington state. I ended up buying a lot of Revlon products: two Luxurious shadows (Vintage Lace matte and Peacock Lustre Satin, ColorStay Brow Enhancer, lash adhesive, and a quad in Silver Fox. On the skin care side, I bought Garnier Moisture Rescue lotion and gel-cream, as well as the tinted anti-dark-circle roller. Everything else:...
first konad manicure!
Essie St. Lucia Lilac • white Konad Special Polish • Konad image plate M57 This isn’t the prettiest set of nails but I thought I should document this ~special moment~ in my makeup journey, haha. The trickiest part of Konading for me is not the nail stamping itself but applying the top coat afterwards. You need a really light touch to avoid smudging the design (see: rightmost finger) while...
fotd #15 wedding reception
I definitely could have pulled up the grey/black more since it’s an evening look, I guess I’m still shy about more dramatic makeup. I’m still struggling to master applying falsies too. Fun fact: 5 of the products that went into this look were being tested/used for the first time. I’ve hidden the products under the cut since it’s a rather long list. Face: Garnier...
18/06/11 beauty blog link love
At Musing on Beauty, Mariella tries the Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brushes and tells you everything about them. Ever wonder how to airbrush your own makeup photos? Well, now you can - check out theNotice’s basic Photoshop tutorial for your exclusive look behind the scenes of a beauty blog! Now that summer’s in the air, Musicalhouses shows you a Summer Eye Look and a Summer...
wishlist wednesday: escada taj sunset eau de...
Taj Sunset is Escada’s current limited edition offering for summer 2011, and you know I’m a sucker for fruity florals. Since I despise all things coconut, I wasn’t sure I’d like its coconut cream base but I tried it on at Ulta and didn’t pick up on it at all. I gotta say that I really like it. It’s fun, delicious (not cloying!) and perfect for summer. Top...
orly ancient jade
I picked up this polish on a trip/adventure to Washington State at Ulta. I really wasn’t looking for another polish but it instantly caught my eye. I was so excited to try it that I attempted it in the middle of the night while super tired after attending a family wedding—and ended up falling asleep after doing one coat on my right hand. I finished it when I woke up in the morning,...
new favourite pieces
Talk about a slow turnover—I took this picture back in May when it was a little bit colder (hence the black leggings), although the weather isn’t that much warmer now that it’s June. I love the dark blue floral print skirt and turquoise cardigan so I had to take some detail shots; it’s hard to tell that my cardigan is striped based on the outfit picture alone.