Sunday, June 26, 2011

MAC Strobe cream

MAC...why are you so expensive. Sure if you buy one thing, it might seem to be decently priced. But when you are a hoarder like me, it hurts to go to MAC. Recently I went and bought the tinted moisturizer which was flipping $32!! That's insane! And you get really little product. And it does nothing for me! I mean i don't need full coverage, but its so light to the point where its kinda ridiculous how little coverage there is. Okay, anyways back to the strobe cream. So when i was standing at the cashier, I saw there were these new and cute MAC travel sized products. The one that stood out was the Strobe cream. I have been wanting to try it for a long time, and when i saw it was in a small tube I COULDN'T RESIST! The travel size is $18 CAD for 1 fluid ounce. Compared to $30 something bucks for 1.7 fluid ounce, I think this is pretty decent. I don't exactly get the hype about this product, I mean sure it gives a nice glow to the face (its very very very subtle though) but I can easily get the same affect if i used my everyday moisturizer and mix it in with some smash box artificial light cream. It has the same pinkish reflective sheen to it, why not just do that?Do you seen that pinkish sheen? Yea that's what I'm talking about. This product can be used as a moisturizer. I have tried it both ways, as a highlighter and a primer. It absorbs easily into the skin but the thing is, the sheen is so subtle to the point where you almost can't see it. I honestly don't see the hype for this product. It has a liquidy cream consistency, easy to blend and you don't need a lot of product to get the full affect.Conclusion:
-price: C
-packaging: C
-product quality: C
-Overall quality: C
-Buy again? No............Not worth it to me. I'd rather just use a highlighter if i want the "glow".

Dolce & Gabanna Anthology l'eau de toillette #3 L'imperatrice

I'm sure you have seen this ad. No? Yes I am a hoarder, and winners just doesn't help the cause XD. Winners has this fabulous little selection of perfume, and when i see something I'm unsure of. Go to sephora and smell it out of course! Never bought perfume full price WHOO.
All of the perfumes come in a sleek white box with D&G logo in black. The only difference with each perfume is their numbers. I got confused because i thought it was like 1 to 16 or something XD. Like there are 16 perfumes, but there are only 5 perfumes with random numbers.

L'imperatrice in french means "empress". I can't exactly say the name suits the perfume, but ok? This perfume features the aromas of watermelon, kiwi, pink cyclamen and musk. To me this smells like fresh clean laundry, which i absolutely love. I always wished someone would just bottle up that scent into a perfume form. I would buy bottle after bottle if they did had a scent like that. Although this D&G perfume is exactly the soap smell i like, it does smell quite like that which a hint of sweetness. Now i am not a fan of those sickly sweet smells, so D&G did justice with this perfume. Although I do like the scent, the lasting power of this perfume sucks! I need to use at least 3-4 sprays just to get the full affect. I love the scent but if i use this everyday, it would be gone in less then a month! That's ridiculous. This is why kids, read on the label if its "l'eau de toilette" or "l'eau de perfume". L'eau de perfume is more concentrated and has a longer lasting power. Overall I do like this perfume, but i wish its lasting power was better.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clavin Klein Infinite Hydration Foundation in 113 Porcelain

So i was strolling around downtown Vancouver (thank god it was not the night of the Vancouver riot) and i went to Winners downtown. The one in downtown is so much nicer, has lots of nice watches (DKNY, Gucci, Hugo Boss...), tons of handbags but a small selection of make up and perfume. What caught my eye was this: I didn't know CK had a make up line. Say what? XD I had to try it because i'm a curious beast like that.
If you don't know what Winners is, Winners is the same thing as USA's Ross. You basically play the game of chance. But when you find something you like, they usually sell it to you for a good deal. This time around, I was lucky enough to find my shade of color and it wasn't opened! Wow this must have been meant to be.It comes in a nice sleek packaging, glass bottle, a pump and a plastic cap that has CK logo on top.
The coverage is light to medium and goes on the skin quite nicely. It does take a little bit of time to smooth it out onto the skin (well compared to my skin 79 bb cream). I have to say this foundation is average, nothing really special. I won't buy it again. Maybe its because I have a fear of using foundations because, well to be frank i don't want to be a cake face. XD I usually just use MAC studio fix powder and a bit of concealer. I don't need much, but its nice to have a foundation at hand.


-price: C+

-packaging: B

-product quality: B-

-Overall quality: C+

-Buy again? No but it didn't hurt to try it for $12.99 CAD (compared to $35)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nine West Shoe Haul

I have been staring at these for a few weeks now, thinking if i should buy them or not. When i was with my girlfriend in downtown, I decided to stop at nine west and try on the shoes for fun and FELL IN LOVE!! They were cute already itself, but trying them on it was like walking on clouds. People that think cheap heels are worth it, i think its not. Its better to invest a little bit more and be able to walk more then six hours in four + heels. Who are those peeking out to greet us? Hello gorgeous~ (yes i talk to shoes ok? Gosh XD, its not like you don't. I know you do, don't lie!) These shoes are perfect for spring/ summer. Satin fabric, leather straps, 5 inch heel, 1 inch platform, buckle closure.
If you like these shoes too, you better get your butt out there and get it fast because this model is selling out fast like hot cakes!! I live in Canada and they don't ship online to Canada so i had to go out and hunt them down! Size seven is too common. That was one of the reasons i got my butt out asap to get these. Don't be fooled, $89 is USD. I was a bit threw off when i saw the price tag of $130 CAD. Five inch heels baby!1 inch platform Turqouise leather cross straps Rubberized bottoms and thank god XD. I don't want to be skating across the floor.
What they look on. I love them!

These are absolutely love :)...can't want to wear them out


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