Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wednesday's Wishes

This past week I've come up with a pretty long wish list which mostly include makeup products, so here we go:

1) Clinique's Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm - These released this past spring, and although they look fabulous, I haven't had a chance to try them out as yet. I'm dying to pick up Mega Melon, Whole Lotta Honey, and maybe Super Strawberry.

2) Clinique's Black Honey Shimmering Tones Powder - This product is exclusive to Sephora so I'll have to drop by to see it in person, but it looks absolutely beautiful, though I wonder if it would impart more of a sheen or chunky glitter onto the cheeks?

3) Clinique's Color Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Black Honey -  I'm really having a moment with the Black Honey collection, aren't I? I'm hoping to use this for daily neutral eye looks but it could be jazzed up for more a more dramatic evening look with a winged black liner and thick mascara (possibly false lashes).

4) LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer - I haven't used eye primers before but the reason I picked this particular product over Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance, is that it doesn't have any tint to it at all (completely invisible) and it's paraben free.

5) Soap & Glory Super-Color Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss - Having seen this at Shoppers Drug Mart, the Half-Naked shade really caught my eye - it's described by Sephora as a dusty rose and I think it would work beautifully on it's own or even with a light application of a rose-colored blush, high on the cheekbones. 

6) M.A.C. Pro Palette Eye Shadow X 15 - I have the 4 eye shadow palette but this would give me an excuse to pick up some more M.A.C. eye shadows that I've been wanting to add to my collection for some time now ;)

Anyways, that's my list for this week and I'll be back with another product review soon. Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Clinique All About Eyes

Today I'll be reviewing Clinique's All About Eyes eye cream which according to the Sephora website, "brightens dark circles and sends puffs packing while actually helping to hold eye makeup in place. For use morning and night, both under eyes and on lids."  I got this in a mini sample jar last November when I had bought a bunch of skincare and makeup products with my mom and have been using it on and off ever since. The jar was similar in size to Clinique's Brush-On Cream Liner, so I did get a decent amount of product to try out for the first time.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Collective Haul

Since I bought a few beauty products this past week, I thought it would be fun to share my collective haul. They were mostly drugstore items, but hopefully I'll be able to swing by the M.A.C. store at Square One this weekend and maybe, *fingers crossed* pick up a few items from the MAC Me Over collection. So, here are some of my beauty purchases since last Friday:

1) Essie's Merino Cool - I've been dying to try out this nail polish brand and since it was on sale for 8.99 from 11.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart the week before last, I picked up this really beautiful, taupey-purplish shade (it's the shade I was hoping M.A.C.'s Shale eyeshadow would be, but I'll discuss that in depth in another post). When I tried it out the first time, the formula was a dream to apply - it took only 2 coats to get a nice opaque color and it dried down pretty fast without any smudging. The two things I disliked about the Essie polish was the fact that firstly, the bottles were quite small - even though they looked really cute, it was somewhat strange to hold such a tiny cap and brush, compared to OPI polishes. Also, the bottle doesn't come with the plastic seal so someone could have tried out the polish already.

2) Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher leave-in treatment - It claims to recover "hair's lost moisture" making it "soft, silky and deeply replenished." Being quite eager to try it out since my hair has been extremely dry (nearly straw-like, especially at the ends) I sprayed it all over my clean, dry hair and combed through as per the instructions; it didn't restore all the moisture back to my hair immediately, but I'm going to try it on wet hair the next time and post a review once I get a chance to use it more often.

3) Nivea Soft cream - This cream can be used for facial, hand or body moisturising. After trying it out on my hands, it makes them feel silky soft and the scent is divine - it reminds me of my childhood.

4) JOE's Lagoon - I picked this up hoping it would be similar to OPI's limited edition Mermaid's Tears shade but it is much brighter, has a bluer undertone and a slight pearl to it - still very pretty though. 

Those were all of my beauty purchases this past week and I hope you've enjoyed reading!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

M.A.C Pinch Me Sheertone Blush

About a month ago, I wanted to pick up a blush from M.A.C.'s permanent collection. After spending a good 15 minutes swatching blushes over every available square inch on my arm, I asked the MUA what her recommendation would be for my skintone, I chose Pinch Me as she said it would be quite a dramatic color and more suitable for an evening look.