Friday 31 October 2014

B.Balenciaga Perfume*

*Press Sample

B.Balenciaga perfume review

The B. Balenciaga* tester bottle is joining my little entourage of mini perfume samples. Have I been just crazy about Alexander Wang lately or what (after my recent bag purchase), because I immediately loved this green perfume. You can read this interview he did with Vogue about his work for Balenciaga while I sit here and dab some more on.

Thursday 30 October 2014

Some Other Things from Amie*

*Press Sample

amie skincare morning clear purifying facial wash new bloom gentle facial cleansing wipes review

This is a quick little post on two more Amie products. I've already reviewed some Amie products here.  The Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash* and the New Bloom Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes* are rounding out my skincare experience with Amie.

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Doing Good - On Food Poverty

1 in 8 people do not have enough food to live a healthy life.

If you know me, you'll know that food policy is something I'm interested in. I'm not an expert but the ways in which people access food, the food choices they make and the food choices that are available to them are things I find important.

Monday 27 October 2014

Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick Swatches* Pt 2 (Cherry Picking, 24 Carrot God, Spiked with Rum, Think Pink, Don't Blink Pink)

*Press Samples
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick Swatches Cherry Picking, 24 Carrot God, Spiked with Rum, Think Pink, Don't Blink Pink

Again, just for your purchasing peace of mind, here are five more lip swatches of the Wet N Wild Megalast Lipsticks. In general the pigmentation of these are amazing! You can see part 1 here.

Sunday 26 October 2014

Wet N Wild Lipstick Swatches* Pt 1 (Pink Suga, Stoplight Red, Pinkerbell, Vamp It Up, Wine Room)

*Press Samples
Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick Swatches (Pink Suga, Stoplight Red, Pinkerbell, Vamp It Up, Wine Room)

Purely for your purchasing sound of mind, here are a swatches of some Wet N Wild Megalast lipstick colors with full face photos! I'm starting to think full face lip swatches are the best kind since it puts the color in better context. But the photos take up so much room! THOUGHTS?!

Saturday 25 October 2014

Guest Post: Vanessa's Makeup Experiments Gone Wrong

This month, I have the awesome pleasure of hosting friend and fellow blogger, Vanessa of Citron and Guavaberry, on this blog. As if I haven't name dropped her enough already, be sure to check her out!

I'm not going to lie—my Saturday nights aren't particularly wild. WELP, CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG. But a few weekends ago, I decided to clean up my makeup stash and cry over how many products I had and would never be able to use up. And I thought, "Eh? Why not speed up this process and have a makeup experiment session???" Well, I did....and the results were terrifying.

Friday 24 October 2014

FOTD #9: Cause sometimes we are thieves (#CBBStealtheLook Challenge)

Alright, so let's give this new Wet N Wild App thing a go shall we? 
Wet n Wild is trying to help people "steal" looks with their new app. I gave it a test run and tried to steal a look I've had pinned to my Pinterest Beauty Inspiration Board which has been waiting to be tested on my face.

Wednesday 22 October 2014

In the Moment #16: 2014 Canadian Beauty Innovations Awards and Beauty Ball

2014 Canadian Beauty Innovations Awards and Beauty Ball

Last Saturday I got to go to the Canadian Beauty Innovations Award's Beauty Ball, where finalists were judged and winners were announced for various beauty categories. I went with Kaitlyn and Liz who won the tickets the CBB were giving away.

Monday 20 October 2014

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipsticks (106M, 174B, 377N)*

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Lancome Rouge in Love Lipsticks (106M, 174B, 377N) swatch review

When the Lancome Rouge in Love* lipsticks came out, I stood in Shoppers long enough to get multiple "can I help you?" inquiries from SAs while I swatched all the colors. I then returned a few more times and swatched them again and again in an attempt to find the one.

Sunday 19 October 2014

Wet n Wild Steal the Look and Giveaway!

wet n wild cosmetics steal the look app and giveaway CBB

Well October's CBB Brand of the Month is Wet N Wild! And I'm actually pretty excited about it. For a drugstore brand, Wet n Wild packs a punch at their price point and I have been a devoted fan of their single eyeshadow in Nutty for a very long time. Julie and I went to their new "Steal the Look" App launch a month or so again. 

Saturday 18 October 2014

Memebox Special Box #24 Brightening Skincare* Unboxing and Subscription Box Discussion

*Press Sample

Memeboxes (pronounced "me me", and not "meem") has been kicking around for a while. I was very excited that a subscription box dedicated itself to Korean products but I never actually bought one. In general, I don't think subscription boxes are where I want to spend my money but the pay-per-use feature of Memebox gives it more flexibility. I was sent Special Box #24 Brightening Skincare to review.

Friday 17 October 2014

Chanel Intonation Dupe?

chanel intonation dupe swatch maybelline master glaze coral sheen

By the time I realized how awesome Chanel's Blush in Intonation was after borrowing it from Vanessa, it had already sold out. Nothing quite like the words "sold out" to make me try even harder to find the product or something similar. Vanity Rouge suggested that the Maybelline Master Glaze in Coral Sheen made for a great dupe and I had to compare for myself.

Thursday 16 October 2014

The Fall of the MLBB


Revlon Just-BItten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey. I've mentioned over and over again in comments, in blog posts, in conversation, how wearable this color is, how "everyday", how "MLBB". But...I'm wondering, is it too *whispers* bland ? and like doing your laundry and washing your dishes, too...everydayHas it becomes the housewife of lipcolors? 

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Weekdays with Aerin*

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aerin fall 2014 weekday palette review swatches fotd look

After consolidating everything, I saw the benefits of having all you need, on hand, in one place. I've never bought a full face palette before so the Aerin Weekday Palette* further affirmed how awesome it is to simplify.

Monday 13 October 2014

Trader Joe's Haul!

I bought things at Trader Joe's and it was glorious!!!

In this video I:
- talk about food items a lot
- try and distract you from the massive pimple on my chin with said food items
- make you wish you had a Trader Joe's

Sunday 12 October 2014

Every Lip Product You'll Ever Need

This clever post idea came from Jaye.  I'm overflowing with lip colors so it was nice to force myself into condensing some 'must haves'. If I had to narrow things down, I'd probably be quite pleased with just these...(possibly :P). In general though, these categories make for a great way to focus on creating your perfect capsule lip collection.

Saturday 11 October 2014

Scrub, Scrub, Scrub

peter thomas roth anti-aging buffing beads, skoah face skrub, dermaglow vitamin C microabrasion, glycolic 10% gentle peel solution exfoliator review

I've been getting back into regularly exfoliating (but didn't I already say this before?). As with other things I should do regularly, like...washing my dishes, shaving my legs, folding my clothes...exfoliating has taken a back seat to more pressing things like what to Netflix next and why I can't find matching socks. You know, solving world-poverty-type issues.

Friday 10 October 2014

Kanebo Kate Real Create Eyes BR-1

Kanebo Kate real create eyes br1 br-1 review swatch

I've been wanting to try Kate eyeshadows for a long time. There's something more bad-ass about this Kanebo line that instantly drew me in. When I went on vacation last year, I made sure to pick up a palette from the Duty Free.

Wednesday 8 October 2014

PSA: Readers Emails

Email is a wonderful tool for keeping in touch with friends and for meeting new people. For example,  I just met Bianca! She seems lovely but somehow her email ended up in my Spam folder. Don't know why....

Monday 6 October 2014

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

*Press Sample

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks Confident Dangerous Swatch review

I need to confess that I don't pay attention to lipstick formulas. There are a few colors in my stash that have formulas I'm not in love with but since the color is nice, I put up with it. This makes me an awful source of references but I've been trying to pay more attention, you know...for the blog 'cause ladies, we have options. One option worth mentioning is the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting lipsticks.

Saturday 4 October 2014

Sephora Nail Tools*

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sephora nail and manicure tools review

I feel like the universe is trying to tell me something. After showcasing my nail inabilities, L'Oreal called my bluff and now Sephora is throwing their two cents in with their range of nail related tools. Well FINE guys...clearly I'm such a noob that everyone wants try and save me from myself.

Friday 3 October 2014

Lush Hair* - Blousey and H'Suan Wen Hua

*Press Samples
Lush H'suan wen hua hair treatment Blousey shampoo review

After Herb gave my hair a rather dry send off, Blousey* shampoo and H'suan Wen Hua* treatment from LUSH seemed like good ways to nurture my locks back to health.  I've tried LUSH's solid shampoos (mostly out of curiosity), but I had yet to dip my hands into their potted versions. Since I'm all for hair promiscuity, I'm more than willing to experiment with shampoos in any format or size.

Thursday 2 October 2014

Spray on Your Face with Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation*

*Press Sample
Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation* review cream and fawn swatch

When I heard about the Dior Skinflash foundation, I wanted to bring that baby home. Promise me perfectly natural, flawless airbrushed skin and you'll become my favorite foundation. Unfortunately, Mr Dior is not for the faint of wallet but at least there's the Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation*.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Consolidate and Focus

I'm going crazy *rocks silently in chair*. The accumulation of products within the last year of blogging has become overwhelming. 

Though I have been giving away products to charity/friends, and Jen has been helping me edit, I'm all over the place and something had to change. I couldn't deal with this chaos.