#30Daysof Lipstick : Week 2

Sorry about the absence, folks. Crazy how one hospitalized family member can throw off everything (she is doing much better, thank you :). Welcome back for week two of #30daysoflipstick!

 

Day 8 was another metal liquid lipstick by Smashbox. This one is called Mauve Squad. I really loved this one but I’m pretty sure my facial expression above just says, “Monday.” lol

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Mauve Squad.

Day 9: This one is an oldie but a goodie. Bite Beauty Luminous Creme in Fig. If you only try one lipstick on this entire list, get to Sephora and try this one. It smells amazing, is full coverage and a wonderful neutral pink.

Day 10: I think this is the last Smashbox one in the lipstick bag. Smashbox Be Legendary Lip in Crimson Chrome. It is not for the faint of heart. However, I do believe I made Marilyn Munroe and Dita Von Teese proud with this look.

Day 11: More dark lips today. The problem with randomly pulling them out of the bag is that you can get two similar looking lipsticks in a row. Today’s Bite Beauty lipstick is in the shade Mulberry. This must not have made the cut when Bite Beauty switched from their Luminous Creme formula (discontinued) to their Amuse Bouche formula as I don’t see it on Sephora or the Bite Beauty website.

Day 12: I have seriously fallen in love with these Sephora #lipstories lipsticks. They just launched in December and I already have six. Clearly I am trying to justify them all by including them in the challenge. This shade is 38 Off-Limits. I am in love with this colour. It is easy to wear but it just slightly off beat from the “normal” colour range of lipsticks. It does transfer like an SOB though. 😐

Day 13: Daughter actually chose my lipstick that morning and she bypassed the hot pinks, teal, silver, black and reds left in the bag and chose…. another purple. Clearly she and I are related. MAC Cosmetics in Pick Me! Pick Me! While this looks very similar to the one from the day before, it needs several layers to look this purple and is packed full of glitter. MAC’s website describes it as, “Muted lavender with pink pearl.”

DAY 14

Day 14: It was unlikely I was going to wear this teal lipstick to work so it was probably best it came out of the bag on a Sunday. I do really love the colour so I’m sure you’ll see me wear it more as spring gets closer.

Sephora #Lipstories lipstick in 49 Ouch

So, what did you think of Week 2? Any favourites? I’d love to hear from you. Happy Shopping!

#30DaysofLipstick: Week 1

This has to be the funnest and easiest challenge I’ve ever done! This could be because I normally challenge myself to do ridiculous fad diets.

Here’s a round up of Days 2 – 7 in case you missed it:

Day 2 was my first day back at work after Christmas break and I thought, what the heck, let’s pretend I feel great (I didn’t, that cold hung on for a long time) and wear navy lipstick. Add to that my accidental hair-dying incident (long story) and I may have been projecting a grunge image that wasn’t intended. Oh well, I love navy lipstick. However, I don’t think I will be wearing it to work ever again. There was navy lipstick on my tea mug, my water bottle, my teeth, my nose, my cheek, my sandwich…. you get the picture. Sephora #lipstories in 45 City Beat

 

This pink is a great day colour and definitely a go-to for any eye look. I loved how it dried down and stayed put all day too. NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede in Tea & Cookies

 

This metallic burgundy/purple was a brand new one I had gotten for Christmas and I put it on seconds before I took this picture. I will definitely be wearing it again and again and again. It did transfer to my tea mug but not nearly as bad as the navy lipstick. Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Foiled Brat

 

This Bite Beauty multistick is by far one of my favourites. I did a video about it about a year ago (which you can watch if you are looking for more in-depth thoughts). Bite Beauty Multistick in Biscotti

 

I may have gotten a little carried away with this challenge and purchased some additional lipsticks for it. Like I could somehow run out of lipstick?! Anyways, these Sephora #lipstories lipsticks are lovely and creamy. They are only $10 and come in 3 finishes and 40 colours, can you blame me for buying more?? Sephora #lipstories in 41 Take a Spin

Okay, I’ll admit it. I wasn’t gonna post anything on Day 7. Sunday is usually my no-makeup day. So you got a no-makeup lipstick look. Bite Beauty Matte Crayon in Glace

So that was my first week of looks. I definitely have a several purple lipsticks to get through and a few reds that I’m seriously dreading. I just don’t think red is my colour.

What is your favourite lipstick? Any that I’ve worn in my first week? I’d love to hear about it. Happy Shopping!

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Soft Focus and Show Gold Review

Duochrome, shiny, shimmery highlighters have stolen my heart so I was actually proud of myself that I only picked up two of the MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish powder highlighters: Soft Focus and Show Gold. I hope you enjoy my review. Happy Shopping!

Links:

NARS Pore Shine and Control Primer

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

Tarte Light of the Party palette

Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Powder in Classic Ivory

Gosh Eyebrow Pencil in Grey Brown

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara mini

Tarte 12 HR Amazonian Blush in Paarty (Sephora’s limited edition birthday gift)

Tarte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit (Sephora’s limited edition birthday gift)

Quick Eyelash Tutorial

Hey folks, in honour of New Year’s Eve, I whipped up a quick tutorial for putting on fake eyelashes. Happy New Year and Happy Shopping!

Products used:

MAC Maleficent lashes (Maleficent packaging was limited edition but according to Temptalia, these lashes are #36 and permanent in MAC’s collection)

MAC Fluidline in Avenue

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation in Ivory

L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer

Makeup Geek eyeshadows in Shimma Shimma, Ritzy and Havoc

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12Hr Blush in Amazed

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Show Gold

Gosh eyebrow pencil in Brown Gray

MAC Versicolour Stain in Energy Shot

Buxom Lash Mascara

Note: While I am an on-call MAC employee, none of these items were provided for my consideration or at a discount. My opinions continue to be my own. 

Adventures in Glitter

Hey folks, here is a video with me trying on glitter. It’s not quite a tutorial because I this was my first time before but it went pretty well so hopefully you can still pick up some tips from it. Not sure what happened at the end. I remembered filming an ending but can’t find the video so I made it work.

Any suggestions for future Adventures in Glitter videos or questions? Please leave me a comment. Happy Shopping!

YouTubers mentioned and worth watching:

Cristine at Simply Nailogical (probably NSFW)

Chelle at MakeUp Your Mind

Products Used:

MAC Good Luck Trolls Glitter in Fuchsia Glitter

Too Faced Glitter Glue

Urban Decay Electric Palette

MAC Toledo Violetwink Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation in Ivory

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Concealer in Light

Smashbox 24hr Eyeshadow Primer

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua

Lancome Cil Booster XL Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

MAC Cosmetics Nutcrack Sweet Peach Face Compact Review

Hey folks! My reboot is going so well that I filmed another video that I wanted to show right away since the product is limited edition. Yay, another YouTube video. Oh right, stop talking and more watching!

Happy Shopping!

Products Used:

MAC Cosmetics Nutcrack Sweet Peach Face Compact

MAC Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF with Radiance Booster in Light

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in Lavender Jam

Ole Henriksen Power Peel Pro-Strength Microdermabrasion/AHA Peel System Review

Hey folks, sorry for the lack of action around here lately. EVERYONE has been sick at my house with some cold or another plus we ALL got PINKEYE! UGH! I am the last one to have it and it really can’t go away fast enough.

Anyways, last weekend was the perfect weekend to hibernate and rejuvenate. I took some time on Sunday night to do a face mask and hide hang out in the bathtub.

The face mask was actually a peel that I had received in my last Sephora order. It was a promo for when you made a $25 purchase, you received three full Ole Henriksen POWER Peel™ PRO-strength Microdermabrasion/AHA Peel systems for free! Well, you know how much I love free stuff. Obviously, I was in!

A popular treatment at Ole Henriksen’s skin clinic, this microdermabrasion and acid peel system dramatically retexturizes to visibly reduce fine lines, smooth skin texture, even skintone, diminish discoloration, and minimizes pores for instant renewed youthful radiance in three simple steps.

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The face mask/peel comes in a slim envelope with pouches clearly marked with 1, 2 and 3, outlining the multiple steps.

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The first step is an almond polish. It’s fairly gritty and you rub it all over your face for 2-3 minutes.

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Here you can see the large almond seeds in the cleanser.

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And here is the scrub on my face.

Rinse that off and on to Step 2:

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The lemon strip step definitely tingled, especially where I had rubbed the almond scrub around my nose.

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This was more of a clear gel-like substance. It smelled citrus-y but not overpowering.

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This is with the lemon peel on. You can see my face is kind of red from the almond scrub. This step is left alone for 2 minutes and then you add Step 3.

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Step 3: the chamomile mask is applied directly on top of Step 2: lemon peel.

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This looks exactly the way you think the last step of a mask would look: like heavy lotion.

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I slathered every last particle of this step on to my face. It’s still burning a bit at this point… but it stopped about 5 minutes later and was very relaxing after that. That’s when I climbed in the bath.

The last step is supposed to linger for about 15 minutes and then you can rinse your face.

I forgot to take after pictures but I remember my skin feeling somewhat tight, so I did layer on some Julep What Your Skin Needs before bed to help with moisture, which is extra important during the drying winter. Overall, I enjoyed this product. I have two more mask/treatments left and I will probably let my mom try one and see what she thinks.

Have you tried this product? What’s your favourite face mask/peel? Happy Shopping!

My Drugstore Beauty Favourites

Hey folks, today I’m talking about my favourite drugstore beauty items. Enjoy!

What are your favourite drugstore beauty purchases? I’d love to hear them! Happy Shopping!

  1. Maybelline eyeshadow palettes in The Nudes, The Blushed Nudes and The Brights
  2. Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara by LashBlast (see my original review here)
  3. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  4. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in Fair
  5. Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation in Ivory 15

December & January Empties

Hey folks! I’m back this week with my very first empties post and I am super excited about it! Doesn’t talking about empties sound so much more fun than blogging about empties? 😉

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So, which of the products have you tried? Which did you love? I’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave me a comment! Happy Shopping!

Items:

Julep Love Your Bare Face Cleansing Oil

Sephora Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Eyeshadow Primer

Benefit they’re real! remover

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe

Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

MAC Lipglass in True Tease