May 12, 2015

NOTD: May 12, 2015

A bright and summery mani! This is Color Club Right On! For this mani I used NYC Matte Me Crazy as the base, 2 coats of Right On! and Orly Top2Bottom as the top coat. Super fun and a flattering colour!

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May 10, 2015

Sephora Haul

Make up addicts will know that Sephora recently had a 15% sale for Beauty Insiders, VIB, and VIB Rouge Members. Not one to pass up a sale, here's what I hauled!

Top row L to R: Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free, Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths: Makeup Removing

Middle row L to R: Kat Von D Lock It Foundation, Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in Raspberry Sheen, Sephora Favourites Lash Stash To Go, Sephora Favourites Time to Prime

Bottom row L to R: Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss in Night Out, Sephora Collection Rouge Infusion Lip Stain in Red Essence, Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss in Berry Shake

This Sephora Collection Set is called the Berry Lip & Cheek Kit, and I thought it was a steal at $20! I have at least 2 other Sephora Collection blushes, and am always looking to expand my blush collection, I also have a Glossy Gloss from one of the lip kits and found it quite good, so I'm happy to have 3 new deeper lip colours!

Lash Stash To Go Top to Bottom: Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara, Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara, Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara, Blinc Amplified Mascara, Too Face Better Than Sex Mascara

I love these mascara sets as you get 3 samples (which last me anywhere from 2-3 months) and a voucher for a free full-size mascara of your choice! Before purchasing this I already knew I liked the Lancome and the Tarte, so it's just a bonus to try out new mascaras! I will say the first one I've tried is the Too Faced, and I'm a bit disappointed, the volume and length wasn't the best I've seen on my lashes and by 5 pm I had raccoon eyes. Mind you the day I tested this was a long and exhausting day, so I will give it another shot!

Time to Prime L to R: Formula X Prime Base Coat, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer, Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer, Bite Beauty Line & Define Primer, Living Proof Prime Style Extender

I was sold on the variety in this collection, a nail base (which I can always use more of!), a face primer, an eye shadow primer, a mascara primer, a lip primer, and a hair product! I'm particularly interested in trying out Hourglass (which I hear great things about), Bite (as anything that makes my lips look better I'm down with), and Urban Decay (who doesn't love a good lash primer?)

So that's what I picked up, I'm happy with the variety and having more new goodies to play around with!

Did you pick up anything from Sephora during their recent sale? If so what?

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May 07, 2015

NOTD: May 7, 2015

A break from the pinks/reds! This is 3 coats of Sparitual Intellect (from this haul) with 2 coats of Sparitual Stargazer (from this haul) on the accent nail. I used Orly Top2Bottom as the base and nails Inc. Caviar Topcoat to finish it off.

I really like Intellect and will definitely have to try layering it next time! Love how strong the blue, pink, purple shimmer/shift is!

Stargazer was a good formula and I think I'll have to break it out in the fall again!

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May 05, 2015

NOTD: May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

To celebrate Mexican independence I went with a classic red and gold mani!

This is 2 coats of Julep Lupita (from this haul) with 3 coats of Julep Andrea (from this haul) on the accent. I used NYC Matte Me Crazy as the base and Orly Top2Bottom as the topper. If I was more careful, Lupita could've been a one-coater, great formula!

What are you doing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

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May 03, 2015

April Empties!

I think I did quite well with empties this month! 4 full-size products, 1 deluxe-size, and 1 sample!

L to R: philosophy The Gingerbread Man Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, Lancome Defincils High Definition Mascara

philosophy The Gingerbread Man Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath: I found this on sale at Winners after the holidays were over for $5! Although gingerbread isn't my favourite scent I was happy to try out philosophy's formula! I liked this best as a shower gel, but on lazy days it was nice as a shampoo as well! The scent wasn't pure gingerbread to me, but more fresh ginger mixed with some sweetness to it. After trying this out, I've picked up a sampler set of 3 various scents, I like the formula, but won't repurchase this scent.

Lancome Defincils High Definition Mascara: I received this in last year's Sephora Favourites Lash Stash To Go (see original post here). This is definitely in my top 3 mascaras found in the kit! I loved that this didn't clump and made my lashes longer! Just as good as the Hypnose formula! Will definitely consider purchasing (especially when a good Lancome GWP event is on!)

L to R: Clean & Clear Night Relaxing All-in-one Cleansing Wipes, Degree Clinical Motion Sense Anti-perspirant, DKNY My NY, Softlips Sweet Moisturizing Lip Balm

Clean & Clear Night Relaxing All-in-one Cleansing Wipes: these are quite similar to Neutrogena's blue packaged make up removing wipes. Effective and gentle! I will definitely repurchase!

Degree Clinical Motion Sense Anti-perspirant: Your basic run of the mill deodorant, and doesn't touch Secret Clinical Strength in terms of effectiveness.

DKNY My NY: I received this sample in this haul. The notes include: Egyptian Jasmine, Freesia, Raspberry, Pink Pepper, and Patchouli. As someone who enjoys fruity, sweet perfumes. This wasn't my favourite. Too much floral for my tastes! I will not purchase.

Softlips Sweet Moisturizing Lip Balm: This was a go-to lip balm for me! I love the sweet french vanilla scent, and the small size to ensure I'm not also moisturizing my whole face! I have several other lip balms to finish up before buying anything new, but I would consider picking this up again!

What products did you use up in April?

May 01, 2015

Marshalls Finds!

L to R: Lavanila Vanilla Passionfruit, Lavanila Vanilla Blackberry, Seche Nostalgic, Stila Smudge Crayon in Antique

These were all great deals! The full-size rollerballs were $12 each, the Seche was on clearance for $3, and the Smudge Crayon was $10. All steals!

I am loving both scents! Vanilla Passionfruit is right up my alley with its sweet, fruity fragrance, however I find the scent fades away quickly on me. Vanilla Blackberry is darker but still fruity and sweet and it will last a lot longer with my body chemistry. The first day I wore Vanilla Blackberry I got so many compliments!
The eye crayon is nice, the colour is less rose gold than I expected, but it lasts all day and doesn't have creasing issues so it's a winner!

What amazing deals have you found lately? Gotta love Marshalls!

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