After posting about my new lipstick storage, I decided I post my entire vanity area here too. I store my makeup in the two top drawers of my vanity and the rest is for lingerie, tanks, scarves....

Here's everything stored
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Drawer containing my lip products, blushes, highlighters and some sample pigments
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Drawer containing my palettes, pigments, paints, paint pots and random single eyeshadows
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Left side of my vanity, where I keep perfumes and hair products
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Right side of my vanity, where I keep foundations/primers, brushes, eyeliners/mascaras. The box with the animal print is where I keep most of my nail polish. The smaller box is where I keep random samples I'm trying out plus my lips balms and Benefit browsing)
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I used to just keep all my lipsticks in a basket and it took me forever everyday to find the lippie I was looking for. I finally decided it was time to revamp my lipstick storage. I bought this cute box from Winners and just added the compartments by cutting cardboard to the size of my lipsticks. My husband actually helped a lot with this...I guess he was tired of hearing me complain about my inconvenient storage. Hahah!! He's definitely a keeper. So here's what we made together:

storage

As you can see, now there's room for a tone more. Now I just have to reorganize the rest of my makeup (they're mostly in plastic IKEA storage boxes).

Yesterday I also noticed that Head2toe has the China Glaze Summer Days Collection! So I made an order for some of the polishes I wanted from that collection plus some more. Here's what I ordered:

ChG - Grape Juice
ChG - Strawberry Fields
ChG - Raspberry Festival
ChG - Bahamian Escape
ChG - Rose Amongst Thorns
ChG - Sexagon
ChG - Kwik Silver
ChG - Fairydust top coat
CND - Light Diffusion

Can't wait for my shipping infho email and then my beautiful nail polishes!

I realized that I haven't actually ever used Kelly Green pigment and I wonder why that is. It's such a nice happy green and I feel like it's gonna get a lot more use from now on. Also, it was 1 degree today when I left the house. I mean we're in the plus sides of things which means that spring is coming...yeyyyyy! Kelly Green looks so spring-y to me, it's really helped brightening my mood :)

Face
Same as usual
Lancome Bronzer (Elephant from last summer)

Eyes
Greenstroke p/p - base
Kelly Green p/m - wet on lid
Humid e/s - crease
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Gorgeous Gold e/s - inner lid
UD 24/7 eyeliner in Stash - to liner lower lashline

Lips
3N l/s (this is still my favourite nude lipstick)

1-26/2/9

2-26/2/9

3-26/2/9

4-26/2/9

10:56 AM

I'm figuring out different ways to wear Post Haste. It's one of my favourite Matte2 colours but I'm still playing with it to get max use.

I think my blog is getting a little bit monotone. I'm thinking of doing some lip swatches this weekend to spice it up a little bit. I will also add collection info as I find out about them. For now, here's my look for today:

Face
Same as usual
Stark Naked bpb
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Painterly p/p
Post Haste e/s
Moth Brown e/s
Graphology e/s
Vanilla p/m
UD 24/7 liner in 1999

Lips
Chatterbox l/s

1-25/2/9

2-25/2/9

3-25/2/9

4-25/2/9

I'm really liking the Deep Blue Green pigment. I can't believe I used to only use it as a liner! I'm also experimenting with my Greenstroke paint pot. I really wish MAC made more of these!

Face
Same as usual
Nars Deep Throat
Alpha Girl bp

Eyes
Greenstroke p/p
Gorgeous Gold e/s
Chartreuse p/m
Deep Blue Green p/m
Blanc Type e/s
UD 24/7 liner in Baked

Lips
Lollipop Lovin l/s
Sock Hop l/g

1-24/2/9

2-24/2/9

3-24/2/9

A look inspired by the burgundy shirt I'm wearing today; so not my usual Monday pinks!

Face
Same as usual
Lovejoy mb

Eyes
Painterly p/p
Copper p/m
Star Violet e/s
Solar White e/s
Embark e/s
Melon p/m
Clinique Gel Liner in Smokey Gray
UD 24/7 liner in Bourbon

Lips
Craving l/s

1-23/2/9

2-23/2/9

Watching the Oscars red carpet as I post these. Love Katee Winslet as always, hope she wins at least two oscars. I'm also waiting to see Heidi Klum, my girl crush :)

Here's a look I wore a couple of hours ago to my parents.

Face
SPF 15 foundation in NW30
Nars Deep Throat blush
BB Apricot shimmerbrick

Eyes
Greenstroke p/p
Cornflower p/m
Print e/s
Smokes and Diamonds e/s
Gorgeous Gold e/s
Blanc Type e/s
Tilt e/s
Lise Watier Marin e/l

Lips
Lavender Whip l/s

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This is sorta inspired by the hello kitty collection eventhough the only Kitty product I used is Deep Blue Green pigment. We went downtown to have a couple of martinis and I took the opportunity to go smokey.

Pics are taken after we got back so I look a little sweaty (ended up hitting a club after the martinis)

Face
Same as usual
Eversun bpb
Gold Shimmerbrick

Eyes
Delft p/p
Painterly p/p
Deep Blue Green p/m
Aquadisiac e/s
Your Ladyship p/m
Vanilla p/m
Stila Black Smudge Pot
NYX Black e/s

Lips
Cream Cup l/s

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I just received the result of my professional practice exam that I wrote back in December and I passed!!!! This is an exam engineers have to pass in the province of Ontario to be able to obtain their professional license. This exam, 4 years of experience and the engineering degree are all the requirments for getting licenced. I have one more year of experience left but I can hardly wait now.

After I got my result, I went to MAC and treated myself to a full size Deep Blue Green pigment (I have a sample from last year and I'm almost out). So i thought I take the opportunity and post my collective haul for the month of February.

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from Hello Kitty - left to right: Deep Blue Green p/m, Popster TLC, Big Bow l/s, She Loves Candy l/g

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from Cream Team - left to right: Laveneder Whip l/s, Cream Cup l/s

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from the perm line - left to right: Nymphette l/g, Greenstroke p/p

I recently received two triple awards from two of my fellow bloggers and friends Shayla from Reflections of a Reve Noir and Beda from Beda's Beauty Blog. I'm excited to receive this award twice. I mean, I didn't receive a lot of awards growing up (except maybe my karate medals), so to know that ppl read my random thoughts and hopefully like my FOTD's just makes me so happy I want to cry!

The triple award is compoesed of three categories all assembled into one: Sisterhood Award, Best Friend Award and Lemonade Award.

Thank you again Beda and Shayla for this award. You have made my day and I'm happy to be following both of your blogs and get inspired by your FOTD's and your great work. So here are my award recepiants (I think it's the first time I've ever used this term...heheh):

1. Reflections of a Reve Noir - thanks for your beautiful looks and your friendship
2. Beda's Beauty Blog - My makeup lovin engineer sista from another motha
3. Diva 4 Less - You're actually the reason why I started blogging
4. Makeup Geek - I don't post on your blog a lot but always admire your work Marlena
5. Polish Pixie - Thanks for the beautiful np swatches and giving me more lemmings!

Ok, hope I did this correctly! Please make sure you visit the blogs I've listed. All amazingly talented ladies and I'm so lucky to have found them through this bloggging business :)

Another green-ish kinda look. I had to be out of the house by 7 am to go to site so this was very quick. I only used two e/s!! I can't even believe it! That's why it's good to have some versatile all over lid pigments like Vanilla, Your Ladyship and Blondes Gold (I've got all three). Vegas Volt is a gorgeous l/s but I find it's too warm for my skintone so I always pair with a peachy tone gloss. Today I toned it down with Lollipop Lovin and love the result! I think the only time I was able to wear Vegas Volt on its own was when I tanned a lot in the Dominican and became like an NC40 or something!!

Somehow I look kinda pink in these pics. I think it's because I wore my SPF15 foundation instead of my Smashbox. The coverage is a lot more sheer and hence doesn't cover all the pink in my face :/

Face
SPF15 foundation in NW30
LoveJoy mb
Sunspille loose bp

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Your Ladyship p/m - all over lid
Humid e/s - crease
UD 24/7 in Stash - lower lashline

Lips
Vegas Volt l/s
Lollipop Loving l/s

1-20/2/9

2-20/2/9

11:42 AM

I realized that I haven't worn greens for a while now. I had done this look a while back maybe just a bit different. I'm hoping this look will survive my work-out after work as I need to go to dinner right after that and won't have time to re-touch, we shall see....

Face
Same as usual
Hard Candy bronzer
Nars Deep Throat blush
BB Apricot shimmer brick

Eyes
Cash Flow p/p
Golden Olive p/m
Goldmine e/s
Emerald Green p/m
Your Ladyship p/m
UD 24/7 in Stash

Lips
Marquise D' l/s
Live n Dye l/g

1-18/2/9

2-18/2/9

3-18/2/9

4-18/2/9

I remembered that I hadn't used my beloved Mehron Tropical palette for a while. So I decided to use the red colour as the base for my Beauty Marked today. Here's a look I came up with:

Face
Same as usual
Stark Naked bbp
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Mehron Tropical Palette (red colour) base for lid colour
Painterly p/p - base for red of eye
Beauty Marked e/s
Star Violet e/s
Solar White e/s
Stila Black Smudge Pot
Gosh Funky Violet e/l

Lips
Please Me l/s
She Loves Candy l/g

1-17/2/9

2-17/2/9

don't know why I look so pale when I take pics w/o flash
3-17/2/9

I'm still trying out my new Misas. This is Dirty Sexy Money from their spring collection. I love this polish, I've never seen anything like it before. It sort of green yet blue but not teal or turquoise...again very interesting. Excuse the crappy application

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I'm not big on Valentine's Day, never was. I just don't see a point of dedicating one single day to love. I rather celebrting our love on days that are "us". Our dating anniversary, our wedding anniversary....and I much prefer getting flowers from my husband when i least expect it, that is, any day but Valentine's Day. Anyway, I'm probably the only person on Earth who feels this way, but again I've never been the conventional type..hahha.

Anyway, this weekend is the long weekend here in Ontario as Monday is Family Day. I've been reaxing at home after a long long week at work. But here's a look I wore yesterday when one of our friends was over. I don't think browns are my best colours, but meh...need to use all of my makeup.

Face
Same as usual
Nars Deep Throat blush
BB Apricot Shimmerbrick

Eyes
Stila Bronze Smudge Pot as base
Mauvement p/m
Bronze e/s
Melon p/m
Embark e/s
Your Ladyship p/m
Lise Watier Noir Intense e/l

Lips
An old red Dior gloss, forgot the number

1-14/2/9

2-14/2/9

3-14/2/9

12:35 PM

Work stress continues for me but at least I'm back to wearing MU everyday! I still haven't had the guts to wear Bright Fuchsia on the lid, but as a liner it rocks! I also tried on my first Misa, Sweat Pleasure. Seriously the pic doesn't do it justice. It's a sheer colour but has lotsa blue/teal reflects. It looks awesome when it's bright out.

Face
Same as usual
Nars Deep Throat blush
BB Gold Shimmerbrick

Eyes
Cash Flow p/p
Gorgeous Gold e/s
Amber Lights e/s
Coppering e/s
Solar White e/s
Bright Fuchsia p/p
UD 24/7 in Bourbon

Lips
All's Fair l/s
Strawberry Blonde l/g

Nails
Sweet Pleasure by Misa

1-13/2/9

2-13/2/9

sweet pleasure

6:51 PM

I ordered a bunch of Misa nailpolishes via the Scrangie offer. I love her blog and am so thankful for the promotion. This gave me a chance to order these nailpolishes at a discount price and also I'm always up for trying out new brands. I have never tried Misa before. I ordered 12 nail polishes and though i haven't tried them yet, these polishes look gorgeous in their cute bottles.

Here are some photos of my haul.

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My new goodies in their boxes

Misa2
From left to right: A Sin Worth Committing, Push Upon It, Red Hot Momma, Hot People Like You, Camelia Destiny, Sweet Pleasure

Misa3
From left to right: Forbidden Lust, Pour Me Somthing Tall and Strong, Dirty Sexy Money, The Grass is Greener on My Side, Candy Girl, Sugar Daddy

It's been a while since I posted on my blog. I've been going through a lot of stress at work, working over 12h a day and now it seems like our company is going to be involved in a law-suite!

Anyway, I finally got a chance to take pics of my MU.

Face
same as usual
Stark Naked bpb
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Painterly p/p
Jewel Blue e/s
Top Hat e/s
Graphology e/s
Blanc Type e/s
UD 24/7 e/l in 1999

Lips
Creme Cup l/s

1-12/2/9

2-12/2/9

I had my b-day party this saturday. It's been one of the best birthdays ever, maybe that's why i'm feeling younger...hahaha. I wore a smokey puple look which i obviousely have a weakness for!
Face
Same as usual
Hard Candy bronzer
Nars Sin Blush
Petticoat MSF

Eyes
Painterly p/p base
Stila Black Smudge Pot - base
Grape p/m - lid
MUFE #92 - crease
Pink Opal p/m - tear duct
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Benefit Browsing in Dark for eyebrows

Lips
Lavendar Whip

1-7/2/9

2-7/2/9

3-7/2/9