Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best Beauty Products of 2011

With less than 8 hours to go for 2012, I thought I'd post some of my favourite beauty products from this year and even though I haven't reviewed each of them individually, I'll definitely be doing so in the next few months! So let's get started:

Best Blush: MAC Pinch Me Blush & MAC Sur Blush (from the Mickey Contractor collection in January 2011) - I reach for the first one constantly and it's an absolutely beautiful warm shade of pink. The second one, is another absolute favourite as well, but I hardly use it because it's limited edition and I unfortunately didn't pick up a backup :(

Best Eyeshadows: MAC Mulch, Satin Taupe, Sketch and Victoria Secret's Beauty Rush Eyeshadow in Bronzedinger - All of these are quite pigmented, although Sketch despite being a drop-dead gorgeous shade may be quite patchy in its application.

Best Eyeliner: Korres Eyeliner Pencil in Black & Marcelle's Pure Gold Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliner - The Korres eyeliner is absolutely the softest kohl pencil eyeliner that can be smudged along the lashline for a soft 1-step smokey eye; it's also made of natural ingredients and my recent purchase of a second pencil is evidence of how much I love this beauty staple. The Marcelle eyeliner is an alternative to the traditional black eyeliner and it's perfect for festive looks, providing a beautiful shimmery gold accent to your eye look.

Best Mascara: Tokidoki Punk Lash in Sabochan and Clinique's Naturally Glossy Mascara - The first product in this category, was something I used in the beginning of the year and the only reason I stopped using it because I didn't want to go shell out another $23 for it but now that I've been using up my other mascaras, I'll definitely be picking up another Punk Lash in 2012! The Clinique product was a sample I received and I'm not sure if I love it solely because of the sample size of the wand which really lets me reach each individual lash or because of the product's formula instead, but so far I've been loving it this past year.

Best Lipstick & Lipgloss: Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in Natural Purple 25, NYX LSS in 513 Electra and Smashbox O-Gloss - The Korres lipstick is honestly my HG lip product, and with its sheer application, I'm more than comfortable using this is as my go-to lipstick. The NYX lipstick is one of the most pigmented lipsticks I've ever come across and is so unbelievably smooth in its application that my lips don't feel parched whatsoever; for someone who loves rocking a red lip, it's a no-brainer and an affordable choice! Lastly the Smashbox O-Gloss, is just a fun concept and with its silicone-like texture, my dry lips couldn't be happier.

Best Brow Enhancer: Clinique's Instant Lift for Brows - This has been the only brow-product I've used in the past few months to subtly fill in my eyebrows and with the dual-ended product, I can quickly highlight my brow bone with a beautiful, shimmery slightly-peachy champagne color.

That's my Best of 2011's Beauty Products, I definitely hope you'll try some of them and don't forget to share your beauty favourites from this past year in the comments below! Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Marcelle Pure Gold Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliner

Hey everyone,
In the past few weeks, I've been quite curious about trying out glitter eyeliners, especially since they've been very popular during the holiday season. So when I found out that the Marcelle Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliners were on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart, I ran as fast as I could to pick myself up the Pure Gold shade.

Marcelle Lux Diamond Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Gold

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 2011 Luxe Box Arrival and Review

Hey everyone,
This is going to be my unboxing and review of the December 2011 Luxe Box by Loose Button. I won't have pictures of everything, except for the actual products but if you do want a visual walk-through of everything then definitely be sure to check out my November 2011 Luxe Box post. So what beauty products did I get in the mail this month? Keep reading to find out!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Clinique High Impact Mascara

Hey everyone,
Today I'll be reviewing Clinique's High Impact mascara in 01 Black, which I purchased at Sephora a few months back. I was searching for a new mascara since my Tokidoki Punk Lash was sort of drying out and I was curious about Clinique's line of mascaras.

Clinique High Impact mascara

Thursday, December 08, 2011

(Belated) Wednesday Wishes

Hey everyone,
I was a day late in posting my wishes post for this week but since I'm trying to be more diligent about posting, I thought I'd do it anyways. So what's made my wishlist this week? Keep reading to find out....

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Tuesday's Favourite Video

Hey everyone,
This week's favourite video would have to be Marlena's tips on matching lipsticks to eyeshadows. Her tips do actually work because the other day I was wearing M.A.C.'s Shale eyeshadow (a cool-toned pale lavender color) and I paired it with a peachy-pink lip gloss from Smashbox and it really tied the entire look together. Now do keep in mind, I personally never wear cool-toned lip colors, so regardless of my eyeshadow shade I will always wear a warm lip shade.
Anyways, I hope this was useful and let me know in the comments whether this advice worked for you!

Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, December 04, 2011


Hey everyone,
I know I've been missing in action for some time but I've got amazing reviews lined up and I'll be resuming my weekly series as well! Anyways more importantly there's an amazing "Prepared to Get Really Naked" contest being held by Beauty Crazed until December 30th where they are giving away 1 of 6 nude/neutral eyeshadow palettes. It's really simple to enter and here's the corresponding contest link, so be sure to enter:

Good luck to everyone!