Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Post Exam Pamper!

With exams finally done, I decided to pay a visit to Wal-Mart to finally get the Real Techniques starter set! While there I spotted some other goods, and picked them up. I've heard about numerous beach waves spray and I really wanted to give it a go. My hair is naturally kinda wavy but when it gets brushed the waves die down and I'm left with a big poof of hair haha! I also picked up two of my favoorritttee lip butters (creamsicle & creme brulee), they are gorgeous colors for everyday and I can't get enough of them. I was excited to see if the new lip butters were available at Wal-Mart but so far I've only seen them at Shoppers Drug Mart & Super-Store.   I'm a big cardigan lover and when I saw these tees I knew I had to get some. They're cheap, and great to wear in the summer. They also have tons of colors, at 5$ each I'm ready to grab a few more. So far I've tried the RT blending brush and it does a great job. Instead of my small tapered blending brush I opted for this one in the morning. The size of the brush allows the shadows to spread and create a flawless gradient. With my other brush the eyeshadow pigment would get concentrated in a certain area and I would have to buff it out more than once.

Have you picked up any new items recently?


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Spring Wishlist (Mostly Beauty Items)!

So lately instead of studying, my mind has been drifting off and all I can seem to think about is my never ending list of wants! Here are a couple beauty items, aside from the glasses that I've been eyeing.

Real Techniques Starter Kit (Eyes)- So just recently I found out that these highly talked about brushes made their way onto Wal-Mart shelves. I've read and seen numerous reviews about these beauties! I love the appearance of them and from what I've heard they perform amazingly. There is one brush in particular from each set that I really want to try so I have a feeling I'll end up with both sooner or later. From the Eye Kit, I am dying to try the blending brush! I have a tapered blending brush by Quo but I find that the bristles are rather sharp and actually end up hurting my crease area. Along with that the brush is very skinny so it's hard to transition the colors and really blend them out. This RT blending brush looks fluffy, and the bristles look perfect for getting in your crease and buffing out the color gently.

Mac Peaches Blush- I didn't even know about this blush until I saw it on Aleeza's blog (Stylish & Literate). I'm always one who gravitates toward more orange toned blushes because they look best on my medium skin. Although I like pink blushes, they don't seem to look as good as orange ones. My go to color combo has been Hard Candy's fox in a box blush called Skinny Dipping. I love how the the shade makes my skin look sun kissed and glowy. I did a google search and this shade seems to show up on darker skin tones as well! Also another blush I just found out about is Melba, and that is another beautiful one that I wouldn't mind testing out.

Ralph lauren Shades- I've been looking for a pair of sunglasses for the longest time, but cannot find a pair a like. Also because I haven't wore shades before, I don't exactly feel all that comfortable in them, however I find it a pain to drive when the sun is blazing down on me and for that reason I do want to invest in a pair. I was looking online at Sunglasses Hut and fell in love with these, however the price is sky high retailing at $290.00.

New Revlon Polishes- I blogged about these polishes earlier on last week. I love bright colors for spring and I really liked the coral color in these polishes. I also really liked the nude one.

Lip Butters- I am a big lover of the original Lip Butters, and constantly find myself using them. They are extremely moisturizing and creamy so naturally when I heard about the new ones I got super excited. I like Pink Lemonade the most as it reminds me of Creamsicle. The other shades are kinda bright (for me atleast) but I do want to give them a shot. Part of the reason I shy away from brights is because I am so unused to them.

RT Core Collection- The brush that I am most curious about it the stippling brush for foundation. I have never tried one before so I'm curious to see how it applies. Although If I was to choose I think I would definitely go after the eye set!

What are some items your lusting for?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Look what I found!

While strolling the through the aisles of Super-Store I spotted the NEW Revlon Pacific Coast Collection. If you are unaware the new four lip butters are apart of this collection! Everything in this collection is eye-catching, the colors are vivid, and bold in some senses, the shadows especially. I am loving the cheek stains as they are super versatile and can be used for the lips as well. I am super excited to try the Lip Butters, they have become a staple item for me. Creamsicle has been my daily lip color for some time now, I love how creamy it is! Along with the butters I also have plans to grab two of the polishes, I love the nude shade as it is great for daily wear, and with spring here the coral pink shade is perfect.
Will you be picking up any items from the Pacific coast collection.
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Thursday, 4 April 2013

My Last Luxebox: Spring Edition

Alas my spring luxebox has finally arrived, I was super excited about this box because the company (Loose Button) partnered with CBC's Steven and Chris. I thought the collaboration was  a great idea, but after seeing my box I am kinda on the fence about how I feel overall. I knew what I was getting in my box prior to actually receiving it. I had accidently clicked on the "my product" option and all my items were updated from last month's stuff. Nonetheless, here is a quick breakdown of the stuff I got. 

1) Bourjois Healthy Mix Gel Serum Foundation- I've heard great things about this foundation, apparently it has fruit properties in it (pomegranate being one of them) that help create a radiant, and flawless complexion. I was under the impression that I was getting some kind miniature glass bottle but I ended up with sample packets. I haven't tried this foundation yet, so I can't express my likes or dislikes. Have you guys tried out this foundation? What do you think? Worth the buy?

2) Lancome Genefique serum-  This sample came in the cutest little bottle ever! Lancome's Genefique is a serum designed to defy wrinkles, it is a youth activating complex that boosts activity in youth proteins. I tried this serum last night, and it dries nicely without feeling sticky. I also applied this morning under my moisturizer. For $82 I don't think I am willing to purchase as of yet however, I do appreciate the sample. 

3)Beauty Blender dupe- I have been eyeing the beauty blender for AGES but just could not bring myself to pay the money for it. I was over the moon when I found out I was getting something similiar in my box! I used this morning and was very impressed, it blends seamlessly and I'm quite excited to use it again to apply my foundation. 

4) Marni perfume- I like that this sample came in the bottle however I am not too fond of the smell. I probably will pass it off to my sister, or my mom. 

 5) L'occitane Hand cream - Again I've heard amazing things about this hand cream! The texture is just perfect, it is thick without being too heavy and it is great at moisturizing  The sample is truly travel friendly. 

6) Blue lagoon Silca Mud Mask- Surprisingly this product came out white despite being a mud mask. It's thick with some grit to it which I really like. It gave me a deep clean and left my skin feeling super soft.

7) Blue Lagoon Night Cream- This was another product I wasn't too pleased with. On my product card (online) it looked like this night cream was housed in a glass pot. Sadly I received one foil packet! 

While I did enjoy some products in my box mainly the hand cream &the beauty blender I was disappointed by two of my samples. It's frustrating knowing that these samples can be obtained for free at a local makeup counter. I think that Loose button should use samples such as these as little "extra try me out" gifts. For 26$ you want to see the quality of samples reflected in the price you've paid. It wasn't an awful box but I can't say that I was overly pleased.

Thoughts? Anybody else receive a Spring Luxe box?
Did you like it, love it, or hate it?

Monday, 1 April 2013

New Hard Candy Nail Polishes!

In my previous post I mentioned how my local Wal-Mart expanded their beauty department. While I was there I noticed a number of new releases including these amazing nail polishes! The top and bottom shelves are metallic glitter polishes although the top seem to be more holographic. Top row is more darker metallic, while the row below is perfect for spring and summer; the polishes are bright, and vivid.

What catches my eye are the glitter nail varnishes. Talk about jam packed with glitter ay?! I am loving them! The polishes have multiple colors incorporated within them and there is a nice variation among the shades. Hard Candy also has polishes very similar to fairly new Illamasqua ones,  great dupes in my opinion. The polishes (similar to Illamasqua) come in several beautiful pastel shades. I am really leaning towards these, and hope to get a few to test out and review. 
Thoughts on these newly released polishes? Will you be picking some up?