Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 2011 Luxe Box Unboxing

Hey everyone,

Updated: Pictures have now been added!

So I received my November Luxe Box at the doorstep yesterday afternoon and boy, was I excited!! I had been waiting for the email with the tracking number and shipping information since Monday and though I didn't get one, the box was rather unexpectedly delivered to my house.

Luxe Box Arrival!

Hey everyone,
I just (as in 5 minutes ago) my November Luxe Box from Loose Button! In case you're not familiar with this product, it's basically a collection of 3-5 deluxe sized samples of various beauty products that you receive in the mail every month. I'll be providing details in my unboxing and review post which should be uploaded within the next few days so definitely keep a look out for that! (click here to be directed to my unboxing and review) 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday's Favourite Video

Hey everyone,
This week, my favourite video has to be by GregoryGorgeous, who is absolutely hilarious. Here's the link:

Have a great rest of the week!

Tokidoki Perfetto Eyeliner

This long overdue post, is going to be my review of the Tokidoki Perfetto Eyeliner in Sabochan (available at Sephora). It's a pen-style liquid eyeliner, with quite a hard felt tip and at first looks like a shiny black line tracing your lash line but dries down to quite a matte finish.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


So I went to Square One this morning and going back after nearly a month, I was definitely prepared to shop! I went to Sephora first, and after browsing around for some time and asking for samples of the Purity Made Simple facial cleanser as well as the Purity Made Simple™ Mineral Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Oil (which the sales associate suggested for dry skin), I purchased the Clinique Chubby Stick in 02 Whole Lotta Honey and it came to about CAD $22 with tax; it's a gorgeous nude color with moisturizing properties.
Then I dashed over to The Body Shop because of their promotion this weekend, where you could choose to get two items for 50% and 30% off (you decide which item gets which discount) and then you can also repeat those discounts (50% and then 30%) for two additional items (if you use all four discount stickers you get to pick a free travel sized item). So I knew immediately that I had to get the Eyeshadow Blender Brush which I've been eyeing for some time and though it retails for CAD $18 but I got it for 50% off; I also picked up the White Musk Libertine Body Mist (CAD $15 regular retail price and 30% off that) and then after the cashier asked me if I was sure I didn't want to use my second 50% off sticker, I decided to get the 100% Natural Lip Roll-On in Orange.  My last stop was at the drugstore, Rexall and one of the items I picked up was the La Roche-Posay Lipikar Xerand Hand Repair Cream for CAD $10, although it was quite difficult to restrain myself from buying a new face cleanser, moisturizer (day and night time) as well as their body wash and moisturizer for extremely dry skin. Sigh, I guess those items will have to wait till next month or so to join my skincare collection.

So all in all, I enjoyed my mini shopping spree and I'll be posting reviews after I've had a chance to really test the products. Also, I've posted a few pictures below and I apologize in advance for the poor image quality but I snapped these with my iPod since my camera isn't working at the moment but thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Hey everyone,
Here's a link to the massive makeup giveaway contest being held by BeautyCrazed until November 25th. Just follow the link and there will be instructions on how to enter, good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Here are the items that made it onto this week's wish-list:

1) Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener - Not only do I want to use it in conjunction with the M.A.C. Select Cover Up Concealer as described by Karen on her Makeup and Beauty Blog to really brighten up the under eye area but I would love to try it out as a cheekbone highlighter since it is a beautiful iridescent peachy pink. 

2) Phyto Phytokératine Serum - As I was browsing on the Sephora website, I came across this serum treatment which is meant to "repair damaged and split ends". I've never been disappointed with Phyto products I've used in the past, and really want to pick this up within the week, to hopefully start using it after my haircut on Sunday.

3) Sephora Collection Pro Concealer Airbrush #57 - I've seen rave reviews of the Pro Foundation Airbrush and after reading that this brush contains only synthetic fibers and helps give an airbrushed look, it's made its way onto my list of coveted beauty items.

4) La Roche-Posay skincare items - Now I don't have any particular item on my list from this line since I'm looking for both a day time and nighttime moisturiser as well as a gentle cleanser; but these products are meant for people with varying skin problems such as skin sensitivity, dry skin as well as redness, to mention just a few. 

That's it for this week's list, but be sure to share your most wanted beauty products for this week in the comments below!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tuesday's Favourite Video

This week, I chose one of my favourite looks created by one half of the Pixiwoo sisters, Nic; she recreates the Victoria Beckham smokey eye look and it turns out absolutely gorgeous!

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, November 03, 2011


Hey everyone,
Just a quick post about a giveaway I heard of today; the winner (who must be a follower of Sara Hassan's Blog) will receive Sigma's NEW Precision Kit & F86 Tapered Kabuki. Follow the link You can increase your chances of winning by following the instructions on the giveaway blog post.

It's an amazing giveaway, and I really hope I win.
Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

The weekly Wednesday series is back! I love writing this series of posts just because it provides me with virtual retail therapy. Anyways enough ranting, here's this week's list:

1) M.A.C. eyeshadows in Phloof!, Ricepaper, Satin Taupe, Folie and a number of others but the basic plan is to fill up a 15 eyeshadow palette :)

2) Urban Decay's Lush Lash Mascara - I've wanted to run (yes, literally run) to Sephora to buy this mascara for the past month and a half, maybe two months. I've read that it's good for sensitive eyes and even better than that, it has a rubber or plastic wand which is the kind I love and it helps condition your lashes. And did I mention the adorable packaging?

3) Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil Stash - This was released as part of the Holiday 2011 collection and I feel it's a good way of trying out a few different shades (especially if you're into neutral eye looks) since one full-sized pencil is CAD $24, and in the set you're getting 5 (not full-sized though) for CAD $41. I've tried them out at Sephora and they really do glide onto the skin and after a few minutes (I forgot to smudge them during this time), they really do set and they don't smear, melt-off or budge whatsoever.

4) Clinique Even Better Makeup - I love that this foundation claims to be oil-free while also over the course of four to six weeks, brightens and evens out your skin tone. Even though I've never wanted to really buy a foundation before, this particular one's really caught my eye. Also, I'm loving the number of shades available for women of color.

5) M.A.C.'s Select-Cover Up concealer - I've read reviews that this concealer is perfect for covering up dark circles and some have said that it can be sheered out to be a light foundation; but I would mostly use it for concealing purposes. 

6) Everyday Minerals' Brushes - Finally a decent price for synthetic and eco-conscious brushes! I'd love to try out the Itahake Brush, Dome Blending Brush, Everyday Eye Smudge brush, to mention just a few. 

That's all for this week, and thanks so much for reading!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Tuesday's Favourite Video

Hey everyone,
I thought I would start a new weekly series where I post my favourite beauty related video. The clip will be either a tutorial, product review of something I do not have access to in my city or just an informative beauty tip.
So this week's video is by Wayne, also known as gossmakeupartist on Youtube, where he talks about the perfect application of blush. I swear by this technique, it really does give your face a lifted look.

Thanks for reading!