Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ELF 50% off everything haul

Exactly two weeks ago, elf had their 50% off everything sale. They usually would have a 60% off sale but I guess that they didn't want to do this this year. They are still haven't their 8th birthday which they are holding deals almost every three days to every week so just check them out to see if the deal is good enough for you and make a purchase! I was like an eagle on the inter-web, checking their website everyday to see when they were holding the best sale and when they finally had a 50% off EVERYTHING sale, I knew that this would be the second best to the 60% off. Overall I got 29 items for $35 (included shipping) which I think is an absolutely great deal! Shipping to Canada is not the flat rate of $6.95 if you use paypal and is $18, so that stops me from buying often.

Things I got this time around:
-shimmering facial whip in spotlight
-all over color stick in spotlight (the actual product isn't the color stick but a cover stick even though its packaged in the color stick packaging; confused? me too LOL)
-FREEBIE hypershine lipgloss in flirt
-super glossy lip shine spf 15 in pink kiss
-lip stain in berry blush
-eyelid primer in champange
-zit zapping concealer in corrective green
-liquid eyeliner in black and plum
-waterproof eyeliner pen in coffee and black
-studio small stippling brush
-studio angled blush brush
-studio mineral powder brush
-studio mascara & shadow shield
-studio flawless concealer brush
-essential eyelash & brow wand
-mineral eyeshadow primer in sheer and blush
-mineral foundation in light
-mineral eyeshadow in enchanting
-studio baked eyeshadow in bark, enchanted, burnt plum
-studio kohl eyeliner
-studio under eye concealer & highlight
-studio HD powder in corrective yellow
-studio tone correcting powder in warm

I don't know if you can see but the essential liquid eyeliner that I got in black a plum, the black ones have that fine brush but the plum one has the hard sponge tip. That doesn't make any sense to me since I don't even like the sponge tip and I know that others would choose the brush tip over the sponge any day since the brush is so much more easier to use and much more precise! The sponge tip just hurts to use and end up using my own brush anyways.

Overall, I really excited to use all of these and I espically excited to try out the studio kohl eyeliner. I haven't heard any reviews about it so that will be coming up soon. I really wanna use the HD powder in corrective yellow since it would be great for me! I am really into highlighting my skin nowadays so this would be nice :). I finally got almost all of the studio baked eyeshadows (excpeted for the grey color) and that will be coming out with a review on my page too :D. The most amazing thing about this haul is that i got the essentail products for 50 cents! That is crazy to me! But i didn't get as much as a should since I don't use as much make up as before since I'm too tired in the morning and Im a chef, so me looking like a zombie in the kitchen won't affect anyone's eyesight LOL.

Hope you enjoy my big haul :). I absoultely love elf and their products and I just get so excited to see the little white box in my mail box. Reviews will be coming up shortly, but there might be a delay since I'm back to school already.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Outfit of the day; 1950's inspired

 Summer has finally hit Vancouver and its is super nice and warm.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to celebrate by going to the beach and tan. I hateee the heat.  Yes you can call me a vampire since I am really pale in real life but it was the perfect mix of warm and cool win the other day.  I hope you don’t mind that I took the picture in my bathroom and you can see all the junk in the back, but the bathroom upstairs is the only place where I can take a full body picture without having to stand on top of the toilet. 

Anyways, I’ve been having a retro 1950’s, soda drinking era kick lately and thought it was a great time to pull out that yellow Nica retro inspired bag and the striped blouse.  My stupid hand was blocking the tie function…which is why I bought the shirt but the shirt is actually longer in the middle bottom.  This shirt caught my eyes when I saw it at Winners when I was just checking out.  I didn’t even try it on and just bought it.  For my shorts, I got those from old navy.  The unique thing I like about these shorts is it actually looks like the thread came out and it has that unfinished look but I checked it up online to see if it’s supposed to be like that and it is! And I got it on sale so hellyaa!

 For accessories, I wore my nica “Hope” bag and my nude Report “kim” wedges.  For my necklaces, I just wore my sliver skull necklace I got at Mimosa jewelry recently and the Swarovski cosmic triangle necklace that I made.  I wore my mother of pearl DKNY rose gold watch on my right hand and my matte mint beaded chan luu inspire wrap bracelet that I made. The only ring I wore was the Forever 21 cheetah bejeweled ring which I love!!

For my make up, I just wore a really simple champagne color all over my eyes and a warm brown from the ELF ultimate eyeshadow palette  with the ELF $1 liquid eyeliner in black.  I also have some prestige classic kohl eyeliner in Golden brown to keep my eyes opened and to have my look a little more golden bronze for the summer.  For that natural look for my lashes, I use my all time favorite mascara from Maybelline One by One.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Report "Kim" wedges

 Yesterday I went to winners near my house, actually seriously aren’t you guys sooo sick of me talking about winners. But that is literally the one place I love to shop at. >_<. If any of you guys live where I live, I got these at the winners at marine way. They have Kate spade swirl perfume, juicy couture love and peace perfume, escada scented body lotions and a really great cargo cosmetics kit with eye shadow quad, mascara, eye shadow single and an eyeliner for only $14.99! I’m really hitting myself for not getting it but I don’t think I need it >_<. I’m thinking of doing a giveaway soon but I don’t like what to give away yet. Be prepared :). Once I hit 100 followers, I’ll do a giveaway. Anyways! Back to business.

I actually went to Winners because I bought a Nike dri-fit sports bra at the Lansdowne winners that I love but they don’t have the size for me and I already exchanged it twice and I’m really in a need for a sports bra in the summer since it is so comfortable! I was so disappointed that they didn’t have it at the Winners near my house but I always just stroll around after that. I wasn’t planning on getting shoes but I always wanted to add a pair of wedges to my shoe collection but I haven’t worn a pair of heels for a while. These were actually sitting on one of the front aisles, right whey new products are fresh on the aisle and they have a bulk of them. I didn’t actually fall in love with it right away, but I think that shoes can’t really be determined until you actually try it on. Christian Loubutin even said himself that shoes aren’t just shoes, it’s the way that the shoes makes you fell and the silhouette that gives women the confidence to walk with their head up and their sexy booties :). I completely agree!

When I tried these on in a size seven, they fit like a glove! Usually some shoes say they are seven but aren’t true to size.  These shoes are completely true to size and are from a shoe company called “report”; shoe model name is called “Kim”. Winners are getting shoes from this company which is making me really happy.  The regular retail price point of these shoes are around $110-$170 which is the price point of Nine west which I love too but I try not to buy all my  shoes from only one brand, but I won’t mind if they are well made and really comfortable. The Kim is a closed toe, fake suede wedge with a wood (not sure if it is really wood or just a print) sole and a really dainty ankle strap which makes these shoes super chic but simple.  The color of these shoes against my pasty pale skin tone just makes me look that much more somewhat tanned and elongates my legs since it is a nude tone shoe.

 These pair of shoes do have really good cushioning built into them which is really important for me since I need to be walking with them.  The height of these shoes is about 5.5 inches to 6 inches and has a 2 inch platform.  I usually don’t like my platform more than 1.5 inches but because the extra height is in the front, that means the angle of my feet bending from the  front is less therefore more comfort for me :D. 

Original price of these shoes are said to be about $110 but I got these for $67 and some change after tax so it wasn’t that bad.  Do you guys like these shoes?  Would you get these for yourself?

Nature's gate organic and natural skincare

Like any other day when I’m completely bored, you will find me at Winners browsing and I always end up buying something >_<. My l’occitane shea butter moisturizer is almost out but I wanted to try something new to see if there is anything out there that would compare or may be even better then it. Winners always has a fair amount of skincare stuff and I stumbled upon this brand called “Nature’s gate”. I honestly never heard of this brand before but I had an open mind and wanted to try something new and the price point around $8-12 each product. They say they are all natural and organic and are paraben free which was really what attracted me.
 Each skincare product has their own spotlight ingredient and is supposed to give you the benefits of what that spotlight ingredients is. I got almost their whole line of advanced care products except for two products: “Have a vine day” Chardonnay Hydrator for Daytime and “C for yourself” texturizing Serum. The rest of the products that I actually have is:

- “Tone back the clock” Alcohol-free soothing toner $8.99--> Coneflower
-“In the beginning” Gentle Cleansing Lotion $9.99--> Clary Sage
-“Light switch” Lemon Skin Brightening Serum for day & night $12.99-->JapaneseMandarin
-“Forget your lines” Wrinkle Diffuser Serum with Ameliox $12.99--> Milk Thistle
-“Oh what a night” Walnut Therapy for overnight renewal $9.99-->French Walnut Seed Extract

  What really impressed me is the actual packaging. It is so high quality for such a drugstore price. It comes in a frosted glass bottle and the lettering is actually printed on there! The original price point is around $20-$25. If it was that price for each product; I wouldn’t try everything but try bits and pieces of the collection. I have been using it for a week or two but I can’t give a full review on these products. I would say that the “In the beginning” cleansing lotion and the “Oh what a night” walnut therapy that they have somewhat of a weird raw smell which will need some getting used to. Just like lush products, these products are natural so not so great smellingness will be somewhat excepted. The toner has a lovely lavender scent and the light switch brightening serum smells just like lemonade. Its soo yummy! I’m still kind of on the fence about it but summer is coming up so I think these would work well for the summer time.

I have combination normal dry skin and my target problems are dryness around my cheeks, nose and chin. Why I don’t like to wear foundation is because even after moisturizing my skin, once I add foundation on my face, the dry patches appear. I’m just like What the heck!!?!?! Pain in the ass. That’s why I stick to the hot pink skin79 bb cream since it is a dewy finish and is really moisturizing for me and it doesn’t show my dry patches! I actually grabbed the walnut treatment first and was just checking it out. You’re supposed to use it as a treatment and not everyday. After I read the packaging and found out that it is organic and natural, I spotted more products from this line and was intrigued. I really liked the idea of the lemon brightening serum and it was cheap okay! I’m a sucker for discounted things. All the other products were just an impulse buy so please don’t judge me :’(.

Have you tried this brand? I have never heard of this brand, not even on youtube so tell me what you think :D. Would you give these a shot?

If you want to check out this line, here’s the link.


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