I miss Cool Heat! That was the best collection of last year and nothing MAC has done this year has really done for me so far. I bought all eyeshadows and two slimshines from Cool Heat and I must say the eyeshadows I bought are some of my most used ones. I just love blues/teals and greens!

Btw, I really need to find a spot with good lighting in my house. My pictures are either washed out because of too much ligh or too dark :/ for this one I used flash on the full face shots.

Face
Cover FX primer
SSC NC30
MSFN Med Plus
Nars Deep Throat
BB Apricot Shimmer Brick

Eyes
Cash Flow p/p - base
Warm Chill e/s - lid
Cool Heat e/s - outer lid (this one I don't like; very chalky)
Solar White e/s - tear duct
Gulf Stream e/s - crease
Blue Flame e/s - outer v
Your Ladyship p/m - highlight
Lise Watier Marin e/l - to line upper lashline
UD Covet 24/7 e/l - to line lower lashline

Lips
Marquise D l/s
Rags to Riches d/g - I've used this like three times and it already looks 1/4 empty!!!!

1-30/4/9

2-30/4/9

3-20/4/9

4-30/4/9

So here's my first go with the the lavender whip/Opal combo. I quite like it actually. It's been raining again so you can't see how pretty the lip combo is. Oh well, I'm sure I will come back to this combo time to time.

Face
SSC NC30
MSFN Med Plus
Nars Sin blush
Petticoat MSF

Eyes
Painterly p/p -base
Blonde's Gold p/m - lid
Solar White e/s - tear duct
Smut e/s - crease
Silverthorn e/s - above crease
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Clinique Smokey Brown gel liner - to line upper lashline
Lise Watier Silver e/l - to line lower lashline

Lips
Lavender Whip l/s
Opal l/g

1-28/4/9

2-28/4/9

I finally received my makeup package from All Cosmetics Wholesale. It was shipped on the 16th but I guess sometimes getting things into Canada can be painfully slow. I'm happy with everything I bought though and I'm sure I will order from them again. Here's the link:

http://www.allcosmeticswholesale.com/

I bought:
- Gulf Stream e/s from Cool Heat - this was the only eyeshadow I didn't get from that collection. I have no idea why!
- Illegal Cargo e/s from Naughty Nautical - Again, another miss. I got the most anticipated things from NN like Port Red and Mutiny p/m but oversaw Illegal Cargo
Power Suit Mattene - Mattene was a collection I overlooked
Opal l/g - don't know what collection this is from. I got it to go with my Lavender Whip

Here's a picture of all of them together:

haul

I did two different looks with Tilt e/s which is one of my favourite blues. I love the duochromic effect it has. In general I'm drawn to duochromic eyeshadows like Tilt, Gorgeous Gold, Stars 'n Rockets... and the newest one SIlverthorn.

So for the first look I wore last night I used:

Face
Cover FX primer
SSC NC30
MSFN Med Plus
Pleasntry mb
Petticoat MSF

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Gesso e/s - inner lid
Silverthorn e/s - lid
Prussian e/s - crase and lower lashline
Tilt e/s - above crease
Solar White e/s - highlight
Lise Watier Marin e/l - to line

Lips
Big Bow l/s

1-26/4/9

2-26/4/9

For the second look I tried to bring out the pink refelcts in Tilt by putting it on a pink base.

Face
Cover FX primer
SSC NC30
MSFN Med Plus
Nars Sin blush
Petticoat MSF

Eyes
Fresco Rose p/p - base
Poison Pen e/s - lid
Post Haste e/s - outer lid
Graphology e/s outer v
Tilt e/s - above crease and lower lashline
Solar White e/s - highlight
Gosh Funky Violet e/l - to line

Lips
Chatterbox l/s

1-27/4/9

2-27/4/9


3-27/4/9

4-27/4/9

This is Done Out in Deco from OPI's South beach collection. This polish applied very well and was perfectly opaque in two coats. I still haven't received my H2T order :( I guess my luck has run out and from now on I will receive my US packages after 20 days like most Canadians!

This is pre clean up so please excuse the messy application.

OPI

I did this subtle but colourful look today and really like it but it's raining again so I had to use flash. Now the colours look washed out and I look pink. This is one of the things I don't like about spring. It's been raining here pretty much everyday since the first day of April.

I'm gonna check out Rose Romance today but it will be a quick in and out of the counter as we're meeting with our financial adviser today to finally do our taxes. I'm hoping to stick to my list of Silverthorn e/s and Love and Friendship n/p. I also still haven't received either my H2T nor my Allcometicswarehouse packages :( It's been a week, I freakin hate Canada Custom!

Face
Cover FX primer
SSC NC30 (too lazy to type the whole thing now)
MSFN Med Plus
Lovejoy mb

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
NYX Horse and Radish Jumbo Pencil - base for lid
NYX Baby Blue Jumbo Pencil - base for lower lashline
Golden Olive p/m - lid
Goldmine e/s - tear duct and inner crease
Humid e/s - outer v
Expensive Pink e/s - crease
Solar White e/s - highlight
Freshwater e/s - lower lashline

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

1-23/4/9

2-23/4/9

12:21 PM

I was thinking I need to start budgeting for all the MAC summer collections coming up (starting tomorrow). I want quite a few things and on top of that I'm interested in some other brands summer collections (Guerlain, Nars, ...) and more stuff from the MAC perm and Pro lines. I did my wishlist based on preliminary colour info available at Specktra.net and Temptalia.com and also some info I got from my fave MUA at the Rideau freestanding MAC store.

So here we go (MAC stuff). All prices in CAD:

Rose Romance (April 23)

Silverthorn e/s $17
Love and Friendship n/p $13

Style Warrior (May 28)
Brave New Bronze l/s $16.50
Bright Future e/s $17
On a Mission bpb $22
Sun Rush Lustre Drop $20?

Naked Honey (June 11)
Queen Bee l/g $16.50
Pollinator e/s $17

Colour Craft (July 9)
Electric Edg l/g $16.50
Smooth Merge MSF $30.0

Graphic Garden (July 9, the Bay)
one eye palette (maybe) $41

So that's $227 before taxes....pewww! it's much less than what I spent last year on Cool Heat/NSF alone! But let's not forget I still have my huge perm line lemming list :/

Anyone else doing this? Thoughts

9:06 AM

I've been on a blue nail polish kick. I mean I wear another colour sometimes during the week, but most of the week my tips (and even toes now that it's warmer) are painted blue. This is Misa's "Pour Me Something Tall and Strong" that I coated with "Sweet Pleasure" also by Misa. I like the colour PMSTAS but I find the finish kinda blah. But with some blue/teal glittery polish on top it's heaven.

mISA

I really love Urban Decay's 24/7 liners. They're bright, smooth and are awesome for lining the lower lashline. I have 5 of them so far (bourbon, 1999, Stash, Baked and Covet) and looking to buy more to my collection. I use these and Lise Watier eyeliners (equally awesome) interchangeably. Here's the look for today; I went for soft warm colours.

Face
Cover FX Primer
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
MSFN medium plus
Nars Deep Throat blush
BB Apricot Shimmer Brick

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Blonde's Gold p/m - all over lid
Off the Radar p/m - crease
Embark e/s - outer v
Evening Aura e/s - inner lid and tear duct
Copper Sparkle p/m - wet to line upper lashline
UD 24/7 liner in Covet - to line lower lashline

Lips
Blankety l/s
Nymphette l/g

1-22/4/9

2-22/4/9

3-22/4/9

4-22/4/9

hahah, I'm so silly. I recently got Smut e/s and I am in love. It looks great in the crease with almost all the colours in my collection. I haven't tried it on lid yet but I will soon. It's going to be raining in Ottawa all week, starting yesterday. It's quite depressing :( hence the use of flash again in my pictures.

Face
Cover FX primer
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
MSFN medium plus
Nars Sin blush
Petticoat MSF

Eyes
Fresco Rose p/p - base
Poison Pen e/s - lid
Stars 'n Rockets e/s - tear duct/inner lid
Smut e/s - crease
Embark e/s - outer v
Vanilla p/m - highlight
Clinique Smokey Gray gel liner - upper lashline
UD 24/7 liner in 1999 - lower lashline

Lips
St Germain l/s

1-21/4/9

2-21/4/9

I got a new UD 24/7 liner and wanted to use it today. I have actually been hauling a lot in the month of April and waiting for a bunch of nail polishes and makeup in the mail as well. I guess I will post a picture of everything once I have them all here. I'm planing on skipping the MAC Rose Romance collection that is due out this Thursday except for the silver eyeshadow. MAC's Style Warriors due out in May seems much more interesting to me, especially these Lustre Drop thingies! My favourite MA who's also Persian and about my skintone said that we would both love Style Warriors! I will probably book a makeover for that collection as I will definitely spend over $50.

Anyway, here's my look for today.

Face
Cover FX primer
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
MSFN Medium Plus
Lancome Elephant Bronzer - I love this one!

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Your Ladyship p/m - all over lid
Emerald Green p/m - crease
UD 24/7 liner in Covet - to line lower lashline
Stila Bronze Smudgepot - to liner upper lashline

Lips
Tropic Glow ss

2-20/4/9

2-20/4/9

8:50 AM

This is OPI's "Sand in My Suit" from the South Beach Collection. I still cannot capture the beauty of various nail polishes in photo. This one especially is the most gorgeous ivory gold and is perfectly opaque in 2 coats. I just love this nail polish and I will probably be wearing it a lot in the summer. It's the perfect shimmery summer nude.

1-20/4/9

We attended the Ottawa Gala last nigtht and this year's theme was "Goden Age of Glamour". I had a lot of fun with the hair and makeup thought the makeup was pretty easy to achieve. The gala itself was very entertaining. There were a lot of performances (dancing and fashion show included). Overall we had a blast. Here's the look I wore last night.


Face
Cover FX primer
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
Studio Sculpt foundation NW25
MSFN medium plus
Pleasntry mb
Petticoat MSF


Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Blanc Type e/s - all over lid
NYX White e/s - lid
Cork e/s - crease and lower lashline
Your Ladyship p/m - highlight
Anabelle liquid liner - to line

Lips
So Scarlet l/s

1-18/4/9

2-18/4/9

3-18/4/9

11:04 AM

I love to pair gold with green. I guess I do thins often enough that I might have done something similar to this but not exactly the same. So here's my Friday look. I'm looking for ideas for my makeup look for tomorrow though. We'll be attending a formal gala with "Golden Age Glamour" theme. I think I'm gonna have fun with the makeup and hair, might even get some falsies. I know for sure I'm gonna do red lips.

Face
Cover FX primer
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
MSFN medium plus
X-Rocks blush
Sunspill loose bp

Eyes
Greenstroke p/ p -base
Gorgeous Gold e/s - inner lid
Old Gold p/m - lid
Mink and Sable e/s - crease
Embark e/s - outer v
Solar White e/s - highlight
Stila Bronze Smudge Pot - to line upper lashline
UD 24/7 liner in Stash - to line lower lashline

Lips
Lollipop Lovin' l/s
Sock Hop l/g

1-16/4/9

2-16/4/9

3-16/4/9

4-17/4/9

Thought I include a picture with flash. Somehow it shows the colours better
5-17/4/9

I was not in a matchy matchy mood so even though I was wearing pastel colours, I went for a bolder eye look. Copper Sparkle is a beautiful pigments but I find it kinda chunky without mixing medium and really loud with it! I still love it though. It's also amazing as a liner, in fact that's all I did with it first when I first got a sample of this pigment.

Face
Cover FX primer
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
MSFN medium plus
Eversun bpb
BB Gold shimmerbrick

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Vanilla p/m - inner lid
Copper Sparkle p/m - lid
MUFE #92 e/s - crease
Graphology e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
UD 24/7 Bourbon e/l - lower lashline
Lise Watier Noir Intense e/l - upper lashline

Lips
Blankety ls/ - I'm so glad to have this again, I need to stop myself from using it all up again
Dior Ultra Addict l/g in 151

1-16/4/9

2-16/4/9

3-16/4/9

4-16/4/9

8:52 AM

I have a sample of the Mauvement pigment and I'm in love with the colour. I got my sample when this pigment first came out (I think it was in 2007), but never did buy a full size jar as I dislike the texture. It's one of those pigments that have to be used with mixing medium or they don't get to their full potential. So here's a look I did with this pigment today.

argh, too much sun always washes up my pics!!

Face
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
MSFN Medium Plus
Lovejoy mb
BB Gold Shimmer Brick

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Mauvement p/m - lid
Smoke n Diamonds e/s - crease
Print e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Clinique Smokey Gray e/l - to line
Lise Watier Silver e/l - to liner lower lashline

Lips
3N l/s
Nymphette l/g

1-14/4/9

2-14/4/9

3-14/4/9

4-14/4/9

Orange Marmalade was released as part of the Summer Days collection from China Glaze and it's one of the latest additions to my nail polish stash. I have 4 polishes from this collection and I thought that Orange Marmalade had the best application and is the most opaque (Grape Juice being the worst, though I love that colour). I'm still adjusting to the orange colour on my nails. As I mentioned before, it's not something I'm used to. This is two coats in direct sunlight:

Orange Marmalade

8:59 AM

This look is a little bit late as I wore yesterday morning. My in-laws usually do an Easter brunch so we were invited to my husband's aunt for brunch. I'm the opposite of religious (sorta anti-religious haha) but I like family gathering even though my in-laws are very catholic. I did this look really fast as I wear colours like this all the time and also I slept in :/ I was out till 3 am the night before (see my previous look). So here we go

Face
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
MSFN Medium Plus
Pleasantry mb
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Greenstroke p/p - base
Warm Chill e/s - lid
Cornflower p/m - crease
Tilt e/s - above crease and lower lashline
Your Ladyship p/m - highlighter
NYX Blue Sky Jumbo Pencil - base for lower lashline
Lise Watier Black Teal e/l - to line

Lips
St Germain l/s
She Loves Candy l/g

4-12/4/9

3-12/4/9

2-12/4/9

1-12/4/9

I went out for drinks with a girlfriend of mine who's newly single. It was a great night, great music and even better martinis! Here's the look I wore and I quite like it. I think it's gonna be my go to smokey eye from now on (though I know I will get bored with it!)

Face
Cover FX Primer
Studio Sculpt concealer NC30
Studio Sculpt foundation NW25
MSFN Medium Plus
Hard Candy bronzer to contour
Nars Deep Throat blush
BB Apricot Shimmer brick

Eyes
Painterly p/p - overall base
NYX Pots and Pans Jumbo pencil - base for lid
Platinum p/m - lid
Bronze e/s - crease
NYX Black e/s - to deepen crease and outer v
Cork e/s - inner crease
Your Ladyship p/m - highlight
Stila Black Smudgpot - to line

Lips
Blankety l/s
Rags to Riches d/g

1-11/4/9

2-11/4/9

3-11/4/9