Tuesday, April 29, 2014

MATCH PERFECTION CONCEALER & HIGHLIGHTER - RIMMEL LONDON REVIEW

230 Fair/Light
This purchase was also half impulsive half want.
It costed $6
I bought the shade 230 Fair/Light.
This shade is a bit lighter than my actual skin and I picked it for that reason.
I use this product under my eyes.
Specifically on the creases which is the darkest part of my designer eye bags.
When you're trying to conceal those dark circles you want to go as light as you can and I believe this product by Rimmel London was perfect for me.
On the website it states it comes in 4 shades however I believe they released a few more!
(considering I didn't find my shade on their website!)

The best part about this product is that it is a 2 in 1!
It's a concealer and a highlighter!
Highlighters tend to be a bit lighter which brightens up some features on your face.
However because I personally don't highlight I don't put it on my face other than under my eyes.
This is why it covers my dark circles on my eyes really well and gives them life!
Perhaps one day when I feel like I have a lot of time I will highlight.
I mostly use my Banana Powder to highlight.
The consistency is very rich and creamy so I have to be careful on how much I put on. 
For me, it doesn't really blend well, I find myself having to go buff it out with my flawless concealer brush AND then use my ring finger to smooth it countless times.
Despite that whole process it does a good job on brightening and covering.
Another down side of this product is it's packaging. 
Since the consistency is very thick I try to not use a lot, however it is very hard when trying to squeeze it out of it's bottle. 
I personally like it because it does a really good job on brightening my dark circles and I guess I don't really mind having to buff/blend the product onto my skin.
Would I purchase another?
Perhaps, not a definite yes or no. 
I kinda feel indifferent about it because it does a lot of good things but it also hits some of my no no's on my make up list.

I hope you lovelies enjoyed Make Up Tuesday!
Another short review =)!
I recently just started using this product and I thought, why not do a review!
Apologies that this is a late post. My internet was acting out and I was out the whole day!
I'll see you lovelies on Video Wednesdays! 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

OUTFIT OF THE WEEKENDS!

To change things up I decided to film my outfit of the long weekend! The editing is really bad because I am using Windows Movie Maker. (Who remembers that ancient program?). Anyways yeah, I know I'm blog binging but this is just to compensate my lack of posting!
Oh and I'm awkward in front of the camera :$.
So enjoy!

Song: Undress U - Giraffage
Saturday to Monday!

Saturday's Outfit
Black Magic
Black Floppy Hat - Winners
Black Long Cardigan - H&M
Charcoal Crop Top - H&M
Black and Silver Masquerade Print Shorts - Plen+y
Tights - XXI
Black Ankled Booties - XXI

Sunday's Outfit
School Girl Stripes
Black Cardigan - Papaya
White Tank Crop Top - AEO
Gray and White Skirt - AEO
Floral Print Tights - Unknown
Brown Vintage Loafers - XXI

Monday's Outfit
Bleu
Black Toque - XXI
Black Long Cardigan - H&M
White Crop Top - H&M
Blue Floral Skirt - XXI
Black Tights - H&M
Black Ankled Booties - XXI
Thanks for watching<3

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

Happy birthday to my Father, whose love is never ending and his support reaches as high as the heavens. My Father is a very special and important man to me. He always puts my brothers and I first, EVEN if it doesn't seem so. He works two jobs just so we can have the riches in life that he and my mother never had. He tries so hard to make us happy because that's just who he is. I know sometimes I may fight with my father when he's being so irrational but we overlook those and just forgive each other.
So, cheers to my father, one year older and one year wiser! I love you daddy! May the Lord bless my father for all the days of his life!
I'm so very thankful for my dad!

FIT ME CONCEALER 20 SAND: MAYBELLINE REVIEW

Because of my neglect to post more I decided to do this review early!

FIT ME CONCEALER 20 SAND - MAYBELLINE
First off this purchase was half impulsive and half want.
I was really skeptical about this product because it's from the FIT ME line by Maybelline.
Maybelline makes great cosmetics but the FIT ME never really worked well with my skin for many reasons.
1) It broke me out
2) It dried my face out
3) It barely blended well with my skin
HOWEVER there ARE redemptions and this product was it for the FIT ME line! 

What I really adore about this product is that it blends REALLY well on my face!
It does it's job by covering all my dark circles under my eyes and conceal the reddness on my eyelids.
The applicator is also very handy since there is no squeezing or having to get your own brush and dig your concealer out of it's container like I do with my MAC concealer!
The size of the FIT ME concealer is also very reasonable, easy to carry in a small purse!
I haven't found anything I dislike about the product... YET! So hooray!

I just apply the product underneath my eyes to conceal those eyebags and dark circles.
I also apply it on my eyelids because it's very red around there!
I use a small brush to blend it out and then my ring finger to smooth it out!

Well I told you this was a really short review! I hope you guys enjoyed this =)!
Au Revoir M'Amis<3

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mini Purchase!

I'm sorry I haven't been posting a lot lately. As you know I was in exam mode however I am completely done with this semester so technically my summer officially starts now! (Until summer semester starts). Anyways with all this free time I'm going to catch up on some blogging and of course catch up on all the fun my friends and I had to miss because of school! Hazah!
A week ago I went to my local market and decided to give into my impulsive need to purchase things. Here are the few goodies I picked up. It's nothing big really!
After reading and hearing a bunch of reviews/raves about this product I decided to give it a try!
Although I was a bit skeptical on this product because of the price and it was from the Fit Me collection
But now I absolutely adore this product, it's now in my daily make-up routine!
I definitely will do a review on this one!

Again this one another product that was being raved about and I thought why not.
I haven't actually tried this yet, but I'm excited to!
I always like Rimmel London products. It's always so cheap and the quality is there!

I ran out of my Nivea toner that I use in the morning so I thought maybe to try something new.
I always hear great things about Garnier, mostly because they're so pro-organic and earth friendly!
Natural things are good for your body, so why not?
I have used this toner and I'll include it in a review :)!

I needed to restock on my razors!
Ever since my brother's girlfriend told me to use men's razors I have loved it!
They're less expensive and the Hydro 5 razor blades doesn't give me razor burns!
Even though hydro is in the name, it does moisturize and keep my legs smooth!
Definitely go pick this up instead of Venus or Intuition! 
I didn't buy that much because I didn't see anything worth buying mostly because I wasn't interested and I wanted to save my money for something else :)!
Hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know what you guys thought :D!
Cheerio my lovelies~

BEAUTy Tag

Hello lovelies!
I was tagged by the beautiful and charming, Karine to do a beauty tag(take a peek at her blog! You'll love it). Oh thanks Karine for tagging me! Let's get to it!
  1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners and lip product or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
    Considering that I don't really wear eye-shadow on a daily basis... Adios palettes/eye-shadows
  2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
    Chop my hair off! It's becoming quite a hassle lately.
  3. If you had $500, would you spend it on clothes or make up?
    Definitely some clothes.
  4. Would you rather only use one eye-shadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
    Well I always wanted scarlet lips.
  5. Bright nails or nude nails all year round?
    Nude nails please!
  6. Would you rather never be able to use lipgloss or paint your nails again?
    Goodbye lipgloss!
  7. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one?
    I haven't found one yet but I'm really happy with my Diore Mascara!
  8. What's your ideal coverage foundation?
    It has to blend really well, feel light on my face and won't clog my pores or cause breakouts!
  9. Favourite drugstore beauty brand?
    St. Ives for beauty skin care brand
    Maybelline for drugstore beauty brand
  10. Favourite high-end beauty brand?
    Does Clarisonic count? If not I guess CLINIQUE.
    Make Up Forever for make up high-end brands.
  11. Is there any makeup you can't leave the house without wearing?
    Nah, I don't really care. I go out with out any make-up. It's only because I'm lazy and I don't see the reason on dolling myself up to go to the grocery store or to walk my dog(anymore). 
  12. What is your most cherished beauty product?
    Eyebrow Pencil!
  13. What skin type do you have?
    Oily to Combination cause at some points my face will be oily and then other times it'll be dry... like my father's feet. 
  14. Do you always use the same skin routine or do you like switching it up?
    Most of the time yeah. If I don't it's only because I don't feel like adding a face wash or anything. I'm super lazy. 
  15. Top 5 beauty gurus?
    -JLovesMac1
    -PrincessJoules
    -Emma Pickles
    -Michelle Phan
    -GinsMakeUp
  16. If you could only buy one make up brand forever, which would you buy?
    If money isn't the issue then Make Up Forever. If it is then Maybelline or E.L.F
  17. Which brand has your favourite packaging?
    I don't know
  18. Which do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
    Concealer then Foundation and then Concealer.
  19. Name a make up crime you hate.
    What's a make up crime?
Blush or bronzer? Bronzer please!
Lipgloss or lipstick? Lipstick
Foundaion or concealer? Concealer
Brushes or sponges? Brushes!
OPI or Essie? Hands down, Essie!
Lotion or body butter? Body Butter!

I would like to nominate

Have fun with this lovelies!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

#21 'The One Place I Want To Be Right Now'

I didn't forget about this challenge. The 56 day challenge I started back in January. I stopped at number 20 because I didn't found enough time to do the next challenge. Anyways here I am continuing this challenge!\

21) The One Place I want To Be Right Now

The only one place I want to be right now is at the end of this month! That is because there will be no more finals, it'll be the end of the winter semester and the start of summer semester! I really hate this semester because I'm not doing that well however my finals are my redemption... hopefully! That's all I really can say about this challenge.

Anyways till the next challenge!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Inspiring Blogger Award!

I was so happy when I got nominated for the Liebster Award. Now I got nominated for another award and that's the 'Inspiring Blogger Award.' I got nominated by the lovely and beautiful Abby on her blog: The Sight of My Life (You guys should check her out!).
The rules are simple
Link the person who nominated you
List the rules
 Share seven facts about you
Nominate 15 blogs other blogs and let them know they have been nominated.

~Seven Facts About Me~
1) I have seven piercings: four on my left ear and three on my right.
2) I'm Kleptophobia (basically the fear of someone stealing your things)
3) I know how to play the flute
4) I have never been on a plane
5) When I need to pee my bum tingles
6) I love love love reading fanfictions. Especially if it's yaoi HAHA.
7) I choked on a peanut and somehow it got into my lungs. I almost died. 

15 Nominees
Jade
Kierra
Larloo
Karine
Audrey
Makayla 
Marlen
Jess

Hope you beauties have fun with this and I can't wait to read your responses! :)
Till next time lovelies~

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CONFIDENCE

Got this idea from Makayla when she wanted to hear about my thoughts on this. (However I'm not really sure if this is what you were trying to ask but let's just roll with it LOL :$).

Confidence. This word may be foreign to some of us or it may be something we're familiar with. I believe confidence plays a huge role in loving yourself. Don't believe me? Here's a little snippet of my personal experience.

I'm not going to lie on some days I look at myself in the mirror with disgust and on some days I look in the mirror proud on how I look. However before it only used to be disgust. I would hate what I saw in the mirror. I envied those girls who had that thigh gap and those girls who looked flawless with out their make up. I was so insecure with myself and my confidence was so low. When I started wearing make up I couldn't stop. If it was to walk my dog or to go to the grocery store I had to wear make up, because I sincerely thought that I didn't look good. Because of this I became cold, distant and had a negative mindset. I kept comparing myself to other girls who had everything I wanted. It was then I realized all the girls that I envied were from magazines and television. Even the girls I envied that I knew in person did something to allow themselves to reach where they are.

At that moment after a series of deep talks, support and prayer I realized I too had to do something. I was tired of feeling sorry for myself. I hated the feeling of self loathe. It didn't feel good and it reflected on who I was on the outside. You see, what you feel on the inside is how you act on the outside. If you're not feeling 100% then you're not going to be 100%. I started to exercise and watched what I ate. I began to take care of myself better by using the proper products needed for my body. Not only did I improve on my looks but I also worked on my communication skills. Back then I was an introvert. I hated talking and meeting new people. I was comfortable in my shell. I knew I wanted to meet and talk to new people but I was too damn shy. However once I started to feel good about myself on how I looked, I started to gain confidence to approach other people that I always wanted to befriend.

Now I'm not saying you have to go through this whole new makeover just so you can get confidence. What I am trying to say is that confidence lies within yourself. If you're constantly putting yourself down and feeling sorry for yourself, you're putting your confidence down. You're not believing in yourself. It took a long time to realize that make up can't help you feel 100%. Even though I love make up, make up is a false tool that people used in order to feel confident and beautiful. In reality beautiful is who you truly are. Beautiful is your natural face, your natural look. Natural is beautiful. Yes, make up is great but it shouldn't be your source of confidence. You, yourself should be your source of confidence. I'm not trying to tell any of you to stop wearing make up in order to feel confident. If make up HELPS with building your confidence then so be it because it's still today part of my confidence. Just don't let it be your source for confidence.

Here in this video I'm taking off my make up. Back then if I didn't change on how I thought then I probably wouldn't ever post this video. However I learned to accept myself for who I am. If I wanted to get that thigh gap then I'm probably going to have to exercise. If you want great things in life you have to work for it.

Song: Feels - Girrafage 
(Face Wipes: Morning Blast Facial Wipes)
I want to tag everyone to do this.
Take off your make up and be proud of who you are without it!
Because you're freaking beautiful. 

One of the main objective in life is to be happy. A lot of key things play into happiness. Confidence is surely one of them. Like I said if you want something in life you have to work for it. Confidence isn't easy to obtain but it isn't impossible to obtain. You just have to work at it and persevere. 

I'm not an expert in confidence. It took me a long time to gain confidence. I'm just sharing my personal experience and my thoughts on confidence. 

I hope you lovelies enjoyed this post and I hope it was helpful. 
Too da loo lovelies<3

Monday, April 7, 2014

March Favourites!

Seriously where are the days going? One minute it's March now it is April! Well since it's April you know what that means... March Favourites!
This post is another short one only because I barely used any new products! This monthly favourites are a bit diverse because most of these items rarely fall under beauty, but that's okay! Your favourite things don't have to be beauty. It could be food, clothes, drinks, shows etc.
St.Ives Green Tea Scrub - $8
St.Ives Green Tea Cleanser - $6
As mentioned in my review for these two products they are the absolute bomb dot com.
They smell so heavenly, they get rid of acne and redness, also they are pretty cheap!
St.Ives' products will always be my favourites!
I'm enjoying their combination together! It works well on my skin leaving it feeling fresh and clean!

Glysomed Hand Cream - $2
I owned this for a long time actually and I'm just starting to use it again.
I got this when it was on sale. I thought it would be great to try it out since most of my friends recommended it to me.
I'm starting to re-love this product! The way it feels on my hand is incredibly soft and makes me want to rub my hands together all day! LOL. 
It doesn't really have a scent, although my brother begs to differ. 
I just love the way it feels and besides nobody wants to have dry hands! 

Multi-Diamond Circle Earrings from Ardenes - (part of  the 3 for $10)
 I find myself wearing these every time I go out!
I just love the way it looks and the fact that it's multi-diamond gives it an elegant look to it!
Super easy to pair it with any of my outfits and doesn't stand out too much when I tie my hair in a pony tail or bun.

Green Plaid - AEO $16
This is basically my go to cover on/cardigan whatever you want to call it!
I know this isn't really a cardigan but I wear it like it is one.
It's starting to get a tad bit warmer and I really like to wear something light and this is what I settle for.
I remember the first time I saw this I had to buy it.
It pretty much finds its way to be part of my outfits here and then!
I probably wore this over 20x in the month of March!

Have A Nice Day Planner/Journal - Gift
I was cleaning out my drawer and I found this. 
This was given to me on one of my birthdays from Michelle D and Patrick I believe. I may be wrong though.
When I found this I thought to myself: "maybe its a good idea to write things down."
I was really disorganized in the week that I found this journal and ever since I've written in it I became organized and a lot more enthusiastic about school.
(to be quite honest this semester totally sucks and I'm not doing well in it but I'm getting back on my feet).
I'm carrying this journal everywhere I go and I write all my ideas in it!
Despite its obnoxious smiley faces plastered in each page and of course the cover I kind of like it.
Reminds me that I should still smile, no matter what. (I know, cheesy eh?). 

All Bran Honey Nut Bar - Superstore $9(pack of 24)
I have literally been munching on these ever since I got it!
It's so delicious and it's healthy for you which makes it a bonus!
I absolutely adore the "All Bran" line from Kellogg's. 
Oh and I guess fibre is cool too. I mean a healthy colon is a happy person... Right?

I saved my absolute favourite for last!
Ever since I finished playing Stick of Truth I find myself watching South Park episodes.
Doesn't matter if I watched the episode 10x or 20x, to me it never gets old.
Gosh, bless Trey and Matt for making this show. 
I love how they don't have a limitation on what they make fun of.
That's what makes the show genuine and awesome.
I hope y'all enjoyed this post! 
I know it's doesn't focus on beauty but really I didn't have time to try out the new things I bought! 
Hopefully some of the products that I bought last month will make it to my April Favourites!
Till next time lovelies

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Styling My Outfits

So sorry to Lucy because this post took a really long time to do! I want to apologize to you hun because I wasn't able to post this right away!
Anyways as requested of her in my request post I am sharing to you lovelies how I style an outfit! 
Here is an example that I will use to show you lovely people how I style my outfits.
I'm wearing just a basic White Tee that I got from H&M.
For my bottoms I wore my Boyfriend Jeans from XXI.
This outfit is easily to accessorize and make it more stylish!

For this outfit I would wear my mid rings! 
The two gold mid rings I got are from Aldo! 
These rings pretty much go with any outfits and make your fingers look awesome!
The black ring is also from Aldo and I thought I would choose a ring that stands out!
Wearing rings can add a sense of style to your outfit and it's a great accessory!

Of course I have to wear my arm candy with this outfit! Since it is so basic!
Starting with my side of the left hand I decided to wear my Michael Kors watch! 
This MK watch is so easy to wear with any outfits because the watch itself is plain and basic.
But also a bit classy!
For my right hand I just grabbed any random gold bracelets to compliment the watch and my outfit!

Here is my final outfit!
I threw on my Black Long Cardigan from H&M! 
This just adds some warmth and serve as my "coat" 
It also goes really well with my outfit because of the neutral colours I'm wearing!
I'm also wearing my Gold Chain Necklace from Value Village!
This just adds with my gold accessories!
Finally for my purse I chose my Steve Madden purse!
If you guys are wondering what shoes I would wear with this I would probably wear my White Converse or my White Keds!
The colour scheme I was focusing on was: Black, White, Blue and Gold!
What helps me style my outfit is first picking it out of course. I start from what I want to wear as my bottoms and then I pick an appropriate top to match the bottom!
Depending on the colours of my outfit is how I determine which accessories I'll wear! 
You can turn any plain basic outfit like the first picture and then make it stylish by adding bracelets, necklaces, earrings! Even the type of purse/bag you choose can make a difference!
Finally if you still feel like your outfit is lacking some style you can change it by adding a cardigan or a stylish jacket! I chose to wear my long black cardigan to add some style to it! And to keep my personality with my outfit ;)!
Don't forget you can also add hats to tie your outfits together! I find myself wearing toques or boy's caps to make my outfit reflect on who I am! 
I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I hope it was helpful? I don't really know if it did anything but this is how I style my outfits :)! 
Till next time lovelies<3