Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Random FOTD from the weekend

Hi All! I wanted to do a pinkish/natural look so i won't look too done up for a visit to the BF's parents' place... too bad the colours didn't show up properly on camera.. sigh o well! i guess that means its natural enough! lol

my desk lamp makes me look extra yellow

Stuff that's on my face:

1. sephora brow powder
2. Napoleon Perdis illuminating mosaic powder
3. sephora matte finishing pressed powder
4. skin food aloe BB cream shade 01
5. NARS blush in desire
6. CG lashblast mascara
7. Shiseido mascara base
8. Lancome eyeshadow trio palette
9. smashbox eyeshadow trio
10. MAC painterly paintpot
11. Lise watier concealer wheel
12. annabelle blush to contour
13. NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in cottage cheese
14. Almay eyeliner

Almost forgot these:

15. L'oreal HIP duo eyeshadow
16. MAC HK tinted lip conditioner in pink fish

Finally some pictures of me squishing my cat! isnt she adorable??LOL ignore the messy background..... bye bye for now!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

MAC, Avon, well.ca HAULIN!! (DEALS ++++++)

***UPDATED w/ specific location for the MAC seller***
ello my beautiful readers,

!!! :) (I'M SUCHA DORK :P)

I'm super duper excited to share this special haul with every single one of you but may be a lil bit more SPECIAL for my fellow Canadians/Torontonians :)

As you all probably know, there is no Cosmetics company outlet or CCO here in canada (BOOooo) so us canadians either have to travel across the border(for those who are lucky enough to do that) or settle to pay full retail price for all MAC items (or clinique, EL, etc.).

But who doesn't like a bargain especia
lly when it comes to makeup??? I'm a huge bargain shopper when it comes to ANYTHING, if it ain't on sale.. i probably won't buy it LOL

I have discovered a seller/booth located in downtown Toronto who carries a great selection of MAC, clinique, EL, japanese/korean beauty products...lemme tell you... the price is UN-friggin-BELIEVABLE!!! the stuff that they carry are most likely going to be things that you can find at a CCO(MAC, EL, clinique...). Although the selection is a bit limited, the items are from recent collections (ie. they have the 2008 holiday palettes, brush sets..)

The MAC/makeup booth is located in Toronto's chinatown(the downtown one). It is inside of Chinatown Centre(slightly north on spadina from queen st ), second floor on the left hand side when you get off the escalator. The seller girl is super friendly and can speak mandarin chinese :)

And no, for those who are wondering, they DO NOT sell fake stuff.. i can say with confidence that i have bought enough stuff from MAC stores to tell whether something is genuine or not. I have shopped there for over a year and loved every single one of my purchases.

Here's my damage from yesterday(a big thank you to the BF for his generosity :P)

1. MAC mineralized skinfinish in Light Flush (simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!) - $25CAD

2. MAC matte blush in Prism (really natural looking flush, good for light contouring for lighter skintones) - $10CAD

3. MAC 205 Brush (sooo c
uteeee hehe.. great reviews on MUA see below) - $10CAD
(MUA: ...Great for applying primer and mascara to those hard to reach lashes and great at getting the roots of lashes and loading product on to the tips without getting caked on and clumped up!
..... I like my lashes to be very dramatic and this does the job!....)


4. MAC pigments in sweet sienna(can't believe they had it!!!), your ladyship(beautiful hi-light color) & Grape (a purple that doesn't make asian lids look puffy) - $15CAD/each
Left -sweet sienna
Right - your ladyship


5. MAC duo mineralized eyeshadow in engaging (GORGEOUS as a base color!) - $15 CAD

I also received 2 packages in the mail! (WHAT A GREAT DAY!!! LOL)

One of them is from
well.ca (check them out if you're from canada) I got 3 things from them:

1. Cold cream makeup remove for combination/oily skin (hmm smells like cucumber.. me likey) -$9.69CAD

2. Avalon Vitamin C face serum (good reviews on MUA)-$26.99 CAD
3. Nivea Lip care x2 (one is in my jacket :p) - $2.99 CAD

Last but not least, my package from Avon (free shipping woohoo)

1. mark face xpert flawless touch makeup in ivory - $10CAD (top)

2. avon perfect wear extralasting liquid foundation in nude $ 9.99CAD
3. Avon nail wear in ruby slippers (the red + shimmer is SOOOOO gorgeous!!) - $2.99 CAD

Finding a perfect foundation color match is usually a huge pain in the bum area for me but I was ecstatic that the foundation colors worked out great for me!!!!! not too pink or yellow.. suits my neutral skin tone very well :) (i think i'm like a MAC NC 15-20.. but NCs are way too yellow!!!)

I can see my lashes!!

(Transferred from my post on Asian beauty blog)

Hello beauties!

I've decided to test out the Shiseido mascara base that I picked up yesterday with my CG lash blast mascara.
I have the non-waterproof lash blast and I HATE IT WITH A PASSION! it straightens my curled lashes instantly and i hate having to recurl them w/ mascara on..what a pain in the ass!
I heard so many good things about the shiseido base that I decided to give it a try.. i was hoping that it will make my lash blast and all my other non-waterproof mascara work better... and I was SOOO friggin right!! HA!

W/O base, curled lashes w/ ELF curler:

With only base:

One coat of lash blast mascara (non-waterproof) WOOHOOO they stay curled!!!


Look at those lashes!!! *heart*

Stuff I used:

Forgot to add MAC's Hello Kitty lipglass in Nice Kitty to the group photo :) That's the only thing that i used on my lips :)


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Haulin!! (deals ++++)


So I woke up at 6:30 on a Saturday morning and dragged my sleepy butt to my local Sephora for their Happy Birthday Barbie event!!! I was expecting a huge line-up b/c the invitation i got mentioned a goodies bag so i got there 15 min before the start of the event to make sure that i pick one of those up :p (why else would i wake up so early and sacrifice my beauty sleep?). I dragged 3 of my friends along with me to the event and i used cake + goodies bag as my bait lol

The line-up wasn't bad at all (felt a lil guilty waking up my friends so early lol) and quickly picked up our goodies bag from the MAs... They gave us each a pink plastic bag with a huge barbie by cake sticker on the front and inside were these(sorry for the blurriness):

Body mousse
not-so-tasty - barbie -chocolate
+ a barbie fridge magnet...

Ya.... It's really not that exciting lol
I didn't pick up anything from the collection by cake cuz nothing really caught my eyes/nose.
But for those of you that love the scent of
freshly baked lemon cookies.. u should definitely check out the cake barbie collection.. the scent is really really pure however everything smelled the exact same (lotion, lip balm, bath gel, etc..)
Also picked up a bottled water w/ a barbie sticker on it... wanted to show u guys cuz i'm a loser like that.. :p

After a nice breakfast w/ the girls, i went back to eaton centre (I'm from Toronto BTW) and decided to check out the new MAC collections that came out and check out the shiseido counter at the bay cuz they are having a GIFT W/ PURCHASE IF U SPEND >$35CAD

I also had one of those
beauty VIP coupons which gives u $10 off for every $50 u spend on beauty products so i wanted to pick up the much-raved Shiseido Mascara Base and the popular Shiseido SPF liquid foundation to make the $50... but little did i know that the liquid foundation i wanted was DISCONTINUED!!! *TEAR* so i spent like 30 min trying to pick out something else and here's what i ended up with:

1. Shiseido Pureness foaming cleansing fluid

2. Shiseido Mascara base

Here's the GWP that came w/ my purchase :)

mostly stuff from the benefiance line

After I did my damage at the Shiseido counter, my roomie and I headed decided to walk around a bit more in the beauty department and we discovered a makeup counter w/ no SA(VERY rare in the bay) and there were huge clear boxes full of products with price stickers all over them... A bargain alarm went off instantly in my head! and the brand was no other than Napoleon Perdis!!! I knew they were d/c all of the stuff cuz i saw them go on clearance on sephora.. but i didn't know the bay had them on sale as well!!! I was soooo excited cuz they had a HUGE selection of products left over too (so if you dont get the moral point of my story yet: GO TO THE BAY NEAREST YOU and load up on NP stuff!!). I didnt go too crazy cuz I really should try to save some moola but i couldn're reisist and picked up these babies:

1. NP Loose powder in translucent ( Originally 33CAD marked down to 16.99CAD!!)

2. NP Mosaic Powder & puff (Originally $39CAD marked down to 12.99CAD)

The powder is super pretty as a highlighter or all over shimmer (if you dont have super oily skin).... the texture and colour reminded me of the Guerlain meteorite powders w/o the hefty price tag of course :)

I persuaded my roomie to pick up the same things and then I used another one of my 10 off 50 coupons so we got even more of a discount!!

Finally, I picked up 2 Essie nail polishes from Trade Secrets in Primavera(Right) and Curtain call (left). They were both marked down from 9.99CAD to 5.99 CAD!!

WHEW!!! That's the end to my first blog post :) I will try and review some or all of these products in the future once i've tried them all... PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE ME A COMMENT OR QUESTION :) Bye bye for now!