August 31, 2011

Hello beauties! These days I'm all about using less products on my eyes and trying to achieve the best affect. I've been loving my Nars Jolie Poupee even more recently for an easy purple eye so I used it again in this look. I also love love love GA Eyes to Kills in #2. This is definitely my favourite eye makeup product. I love that is glides on so smoothly and excels at smokey eyes and as a liner.

Hope you guys like this simple yet glam look :)

Pro Longwear foundation - NW25
Stark Naked bpb
Nars Copocabana Illuminator

Painterly p/p - base
Nars Pandora duo - white shade all over lid
Nars Jolie Poupee duo - lavender shade in the crease
GA Eyes to Kill #2 - outer v and as liner
Chanel Rouge Noir mascara

Up the Amp l/s



I wore this look to a casual night out with some girlfriends. We started at one of the friend's place for pre-drinking and ended up in a pub nearby. Always a great time with the ladies :D


August 30, 2011

I don't really post hauls anymore. It's probably because I don't really haul as much anymore. I focus much more on quality of what I buy and only look for things that are unique to my collection. This past weekend's haul may not be huge in number of items but it was soooo satisfactory. I got pieces I know I'll use over and over again.

This is what I came home with last weekend:

I had a call from my Chanel counter that they had received a re-stock of the Chance Eau Tendre body lotion spray. Chance Eau Tendre is my favourite spring/summer fragrance and I was psyched by the idea of my fave scent in form of a lotion spray. However, by the time I made it to the mall to get mine a few months earlier, all the malls in my city were out of this product. I got it finally though *happy dance*

Once I paid for my new lotion bottle, I was told that I had enough Bay points to get a $40 gift card. I used the gift card right away to get one of my most wished for items, Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum. I have always wanted a bottle and never got around to getting one. I prefer Coco 10x more than Coco Mademoiselle. It's a lot sexier and more of a notice me kinda scent. My SA agreed that Coco was more "me".

Then I went to the newly opened Sephora in the Bayshore mall (2 mins drive from my house). I'm glad I don't have to go all the way downtown to get my Sephora fix anymore. I checked out Nars Fall collection finally and picked up Montego Bay matte lipstick. I wanted to get more stuff but I'm also saving for our trio to Italy next month. Montego Bay is a gorgeous peachy shade and will look good with everything:

I also picked up MUFE Aqua Cream in #2 which is a gorgeous pewter shade. I lovee MUFE aqua cream as they apply smoothly, are pigmented and long lasting. This will be a gorgeous shade for fall. I really am totally excited about the change of season:

I also reached my 500 Sephora point and they gave me this Bumble and Bumble sampler package. I've never tried B&B products before so I'm excited to see how my hair likes this stuff:

And last but not least, I FINALLY reached enough points to become a Sephora VIB Member, yey!! Looking forwards to all the perks :D

Do you guys own any of these products? What was your latest or most satisfactory haul?

August 29, 2011

Hello lovelies! I'm back to enjoying my smokey shades on my eyes. I hadn't worn my Sugarpill Royal Sugar pigment in forever so I thought I use that gorgeous shade and create jewel toned smokey navy eyes.

Hope you all like this look :)

Lise Watier 12hour Foundation - Neutre
Ben Nye powder
Cantaloupe blush
BB Apricot shimmer brick

Painterly p/p - base
MUFe Aqua Cream #22 - base for lid
Prussian e/s - crease and outer lid
Sugarpill Royal Sugar p/m - lid
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Aquavert e/s - inner lid
Winkle e/s - above crease
NYX Black e/s - outer v
Lancome Black Art Liner - to line
Lancome Hypnose mascara

MUFe #12C l/l
Honeylove l/s
Live n Dye l/g



So I wore this look to my folks and when I was there, my mom trimmed my hair and I got bangs again. I can't not have bangs for too long, lol! I always go back to them :D



August 25, 2011

Hello friends! I was in the mood for bright shades but also needed some smokey-ness. So I went with bright shades but smoked out the outer corners of my eyes with my beloved MAC Plumage e/s. Plumage is by far my most used dark eyeshadow. It looks great on its own for smokey eyes, gorgeous as a liner and it blends well with greens, blues and purples.

Is anyone else is feeling fall in the air? I find the morning and nights much cooler and the breeze during the day has definitely "fall" written all over it. I'm excited about change of season though. Fall has always been my favourite season :)

Hope you like this look.

Pro Longwear foundation - NW25
Nars Madly blush
Chez Chez Lame Powder

Painterly p/p - base
Woodwinked e/s - inner lid
Inglot Matte #372 - mid lid
Plumage e/s - outer lid and crease
Inglot Matte #379 - above crease
Vanilla p/m - highlight
UD Covet 24/7 - lower lashline
Lancome Definicils Pro mascara

Marcelle Paris Rose l/s
Perennial High Style l/g



And a couple of pics in natural light:



12:11 PM

August 23, 2o11

Hello lovelies! I was in the mood to wear purple eyes AND matte red lips yesterday for work so I just went for it. As I mentioned before, my work is not very picky about my makeup. It's probably because I work with men and it's not like they get it anyway, lol!

I used my favourite purple combo found in Nars Jolie Poupee duo plus some other existing MAC shadows. Hope you guys like this look.

MUFE F&B - #32
MUFE Full Cover -#6
Ben Nye powder
Chanel Plum Attraction blush
Nars Copocabana Illuminator

Painterly p/p - base
Nars Jolie Poupee duo - lid and mid lid
Graphology e/s - outer lid and crease
Vanilla p/m - highlight
Inglot Purple g/l - to line
Diorshow mascara

Nars Dragon Girl mvp



August 21, 2011

Arghhh this is gonna be a non-makeup related post; more on the fashion side of things (my other interest). I'm a huge fan of the show Mad Men. It's smartly done and I can really relate to the character of Joan (the gorgeous curvy red-head) on the show. I also love buying my clothes from Banana Republic. So when I found out Banana Republic was doing a Mad Men inspired collection, I was absolutely thrilled! I could not wait for the collection to hit the stores here in Canada. I must say I was a bit disappointed that the used a skinny girl to model "Joan Inspired" clothes but it didn't bother me that much.


I went to my local BN this past Friday to see the collection in person. As expected, I loved many of the pieces inspired by Joan and took a few items to dressing room to try on. This is when the problem started. Many of the fitted dresses did not fit my ample chest. Frustrated, I called one of the SA's for help and see if I can get a size bigger. His answer was "sorry sweetheart, but we don't really cut for girls with a big chest." Now that is where I got pretty annoyed. Half of this collection is supposedly inspired by Joan who like me has an ample chest. I'm not really a large girl. I wear a size 8, have small shoulders and waist but a big bust. I was really hoping that this collection would be ideal for me.

I ended up getting a couple of tops but still left the store annoyed. The more I thought about the incident, the more angry I got. Was this collection for girls to feel like Joan or was in for girls who actually had a similar body to hers? I'm not one who believes in slogans like "real girls have curves" but real girls come in all sizes and I had been so excited about a collection that finally seem to cater to my body type only to be disappointed right away.

What is your opinion on this? Am I overreacting or expecting too much here?

August 20, 2011

Hello lovelies and happy Saturday! I had a pretty busy start to the weekend last night with my mom's 52 birthday party. She had a pretty big party with around 50 ppl in attendance that started in their backyard by the pool, then followed inside for dinner and then the basement for dancing and cake. Here's some pictures from that night:

Me and my two sisters by my parents pool at the beginning of the party:

My cute parents before cutting the cake...this was probably around 11:30 pm:

Now onto the look: I was wearing a water-colour inspired satin dress and did my makeup to match it slightly. Check out the look:

Lise Watier 12 Hour Foundation/concealer - Neutre
Nars Gilda blush
Azalea Blossom b/o

Painterly p/p - base
MUFE #15 - inner lid
MUFE #112 - mid lid
MUFE #5 - mid lid
Poste Haste e/s - outer lid
MUFE #39 - crease
MUFE #18 - above outer crease
Vanilla p/m - highlight
BB Ivy Shimmer g/l - to line
UD Stash 24/7 - lower lashline
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Trimmed in Pink l/l
Chanel Phoenix RAL
Chanel Blossoms glossimer



And here's my outfit of the night, hubby told me i was loving myself too much in this shot, lol! Dress is from Banana Republic and shoes are by Sam Edelman.

And here's a closeup of the shoes cos I luff them! I wear a lot of nude heels but I was really feeling this rose coloured number. Different from my sea of nude shoes!

Have a great weekend everyone!

2:45 PM

August 19, 2011

Hello beauties! I've had an interesting week over here, first bad things started happening all around me and then all of sudden I finally got some good news yesterday. I can now start the weekend on a good note. I'm heading to my parents for my mom's birthday party in an hour or so but thought to first share this look with you.

I wanted to wear bold colours but this time instead of bold shadows I used a bright fuchsia eyeliner and paired it with loud orange lips. I actually like how this came all together. It does help that I'm pretty tanned now too though. Not sure if I could wear this look with my fall/winter complexion. Hope you guys like this too:

F&B Foundation - N3
Ben Nye powder
MUFE #18 e/s - used as blush

Painterly p/p - base
UD Sidecar e/s - lid
UD Naked e/s - crease
UD Virgin e/s - highlight
Bright Fuchsia p/m - with gel mm as liner
Cargo 3 in 1 mascara

Temperature Rising
Stila Outrageous long wearing l/s



August 16, 2011

Hello beauties! Hubby and I attended a couple friends of our wedding this past weekend. The wedding was in Midland Ontario, right by the Georgian Bay which is an absolutely picturesque area. The ceremony was held at the groom's parents lakeside house and reception was a 5 hour bat cruise on the Goergian Bay. Both hubby and I had an amazing time; even though it was just the weekend it felt like a vacation for us.

I did a smokey plum look for the wedding as this is my go-to glam look when I don't want to be fussed. The beautiful weather and healthy food had made me lazy so I spent quite some time napping, lol! So makeup had to be done in under 15 mins!

Pro Longwear foundation - NW25
Nars Sin blush
Nars Copacabana Illuminator

GA Eyes to Kill in #2 (Red Lust) - lid
Painterly p/p - base for above crease area
Solar White e/s - tear duct
Cranberry e/s - crease
Graphology e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Lise Watier Noir Intense e/l - to line
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Inglot #63 l/s - I think this has replaced Snob in my heart!
Some pics in natural daylight:




And here's a snapshot of my dress. It's a maxi bright pink number by BCBG Max Azria. I loved this coz it was so comfortable and went from ceremony to boat cruise to after hours dancing. You can't see my shoes but I was wearing pewter shade flats by Guess:


And finally one of the happy couple during their ceremony:


August 15, 2011

Summer is nearing its end and I'm maximizing the use of my metallic summer colours while I can. I'm not too upset though. Fall is hands down my favourite season (coming from an ex.Goth haha). But I'm working with my tan right now and rocking metallic finishes of all colours.

MAC's Amberlights e/s looks soooo orange on me! I don't know if it was always like this or it's because of my tan. Does it look this orange on any of you guys? I also hadn't used my MAC Strange Hybrid lipstick in nearly 3 years I think :/ Another sign I have too many lipsticks, my no-buy was not for no reason, lol!

Hope you guys like this look.

F&B Foundation - N3
Ben Nye powder
Otherwordly blush

Painterly p/p - base
Amberlights e/s - inner lid
Lancome Colour Design Metallic in Silver - mid lid
Birds n Berries e/s - outer lid
Plumage e/s - outer v
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Cargo Swimmable e/l - teal shade on lower lashline
Lise Watier Marin e/l - to line
Diorshow mascara

Strange Hybrid l/s
Chanel Argonite glossimer



August 15, 2011

Hello my lovelies! It's been a while since I've visited cosmetics counters as I'm on a self imposed low-buy. I haven't even missed buying makeup, but I made an exception for two of Chanel's new nail polishes for fall 2011, Peridot and Graphite:


Now here in Canada we get the Chanel seasonal collections almost a month later than the US. Totally not fair and for those of you in the US, this post is old news. But I AM so excited about these two polishes. It's been a long time since a cosmetic product has had me excited, lol! I haven't worn Graphite yet but it looks like a gorgeous dark shimmering slate gray in the bottle. Peridot though I wore right away and I'me in awe of this beauty:

polish 2


Peridot is a complex shade. These pics were taken in a cloudy day so it looks more greenish gold. The base colour is gold but it can look antique or green/gold in some lights and a metallic teal in others. Yep, you heard it right, it can even look TEAL!! I absolutely adore this polish. I must say I have over 170 bottles of nail polish and none look remotely similar to Peridot.

Ok, your turn now...have you picked up any of these two nail polishes? What is the last beauty product that just made you jump with excitement?

August 11, 2011

4 years ago this exact day, I married my best friend. The most patient man I've ever known and the only one who ever really understands me. The one who stands by me during my highest and lowest and the one who inspires me to be the best version of myself without ever questioning me.

We've been married 4 years and together almost 9 and it has not been a day that he hasn't smiled when he sees me.

us at our wedding 11/08/2007

5:04 PM

August 10, 2011

Hey lovelies! I felt like wearing in your face hot pinks today though I was scheduled to be on site all day. I opted for bright MUFE shades and finished the look with hot pink glossy lips. Hope you guys like this.

F&B Foundation - N3
MUFE Full Cover - #6
Ben Nye powder
Nars Desire blush
Nars Copacabana Illuminator

Painterly p/p - base
MUFE #75 - lid
Fuchsia p/m - crease
MUFE #92 - outer crease
NYX Black e/s - outer v
Prance e/s - tearduct
Vanilla p/m - highlight
Designer Purple p/g - lower lashline
MUFE #15 liquid liner - to line
Diorshow mascara

MUFE 16C l/l
True Babe l/g



August 9, 2011

Hello my lovelies! Still trying to find my blogging mojo! I am struggling through my super heavy workload and the always packed weekends (I've been away every weekend since late June and will continue till late August probably). I did this look when I came back from the girls cottage trip. I usually am very good at applying sunscreen. However, I still always get badly burnt due to my friggin red undertones. So despite applying SPF 50+ on at the beach every other hour, I still came back with badly burnt shoulders and chest that are already peeling....boooo!!!

But I was inspired by my red and orange shoulders to do a sunny look, lol! I also used a frosty gold highlighter as opposed to my typical ivory matte shades. Hope you guys enjoy this look :)

F&B foundation - N3
Ben Nye powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Bite of and Apple blush

Rubenesque p/p - base
Rose Gold p/m - lid
Creme de Miel e/s - tearduct
Spectacle of Yourself e/s - crease
Off the Radar p/m - above crease
Nars Bali e/s - outer v
Goldmine e/s - highlight
Cargo Swimmable e/l - green shade on lower lashline
BB Chocolate Brown e/l - to line
Diorshow mascara

Temperature Rising l/l
Exxxhibitionist kissable lip colour



August 8, 2011

Hey lovelies! As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent the weekend at a girlfriend's cottage for her birthday. There was 8 of us girls and we drive in two cars. She has a cute 4 bedroom cottage 20 mins drive from the main beach by Lac Simon. We spent Friday night drinking wine and chatting on her patio and hit the beach on Saturday. We spent almost 7 hours at the beach. The water was amazing and the weather beautiful. I did get an annoying burn on my back and shoulder (despite wearing SPF50) but now I got a nice tan :) We made a big BBQ dinner on Sat night, ate on the balcony again.

Thought I share some quick pictures with you guys :)

Thought I share some picture with you guys. Hope you all had a fab weekend!

Me lounging at the beach, one piece suite is from American Apparel:

Me and bestie before hitting the waters:

Group shot of some of us before heading out:

6:55 PM

August 7, 2011

Hey lovelies! I feel like I haven't blogged forever (but it's probably only been a few days). I went to a cottage with 7 girlfriends this weekend and had a blast! I also came back nice and tan, haha! What did you guys do this weekend?

I'm just chilling at home today so I thought I catch up on the blogging with this look from last Friday. I used Old Gold (one of my fave pigments) in combination with the gorgeous burgundy that is Heritage Rouge. Hope you guys like it.

F&B Foundation - N3
Ben Nye Powder
Nars Irresistiblement bronzer
Nars Deep Throat blush

Cashflow p/p - base
Old Gold p/m - lid
Heritage Rouge p/m - crease
Later p/m - outer v
Creme de Miel e/s - tear duct area
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
MUFE #112 - above crease
Dark Diversion f/l - to line
Diorshow mascara

Trimmed in Pink l/l
Chanel Emoi