Monday, January 30, 2012

review : Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Cream Shadow


There has been a lot ( I  mean A LOT) of buzz about these new cream eyeshadows that are newly released by Maybelline. Many are comparing them to MAC's Paint Pots , some are even going as far to say that they prefer them over the paint pots. They cost $9 each and you can pick them up at any drugstore. 


 There are 10 different colours available , but since I don't wear bright colours or I don't really do shimmer, I went with the only matte neutral colour "tough as taupe".  I'm not sure if they really last 24hr's , but I did wear it for over 7 hours before I finally took all my make - up off.  Even after I washed my face you could still faintly see the product when I woke up the next morning (impressive!) . 


I found it best to apply the shadow lightly with your fingers and then blend it out around the edges with your favourite blending brush! In the photo I included of myself , I am only wearing "tough as taupe". So as you can see , you could JUST wear this shadow and look completely made up! No one will know it took you less then 1 minute to do your make-up.  This shadow shows no signs of creasing , so it's perfect to use as a primer/base.  


I recommend this product for everyone. Its affordable and it's my newest "holy grail" product! 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

whats in my "imaginary" bag . . .

dream bag
a girl can dream , right ?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

tutorial : basic top knot



1. after you put your hair in a high ponytail start wrapping your hair 
around the elastic band. 
2. secure with bobby pins 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

every-day beauty products . . .

 ( MAC Studio Fix Powder in C3, MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15, Mirabella Blush " palermo" , Maybelline Color Tattoo"tough as taupe" , L'Oriel "Lash Architect" Mascara , Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture perfume ) 

what products do you use everyday ?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

OOTD : cropped trench coat

 
     
( jeans - BDG (urban outfitters) , blouse - vintage , coat - sessun (urban outfitters) , purse (used as clutch) - vintage , watch - michael kors )

Friday, January 20, 2012

OOTD : boyfriend's flannel



  
( scarf / headband - hand made by Chelsea ( mixedmediumstheatre ) , shirt - american apparel , flannel - my boyfriends , jeans - BDG (urban outfitters) , boots - steve madden )

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

tutorial : glittered ombre

1 . start with a solid colour. I used "Give me Moor!" by OPI 

2 . Apply glitter polish LIGHTLY to half of your nail. 
Don't feel a need to make it perfect! the sloppier it looks the better.
I used "Rainbow Connection" by OPI
  
3 . Apply HEAVILY to the tip of your nail to create the ombre look!
 and voilia ... simple and they look amazing! 

let me know if you try it yourself! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

OOTD : Fresh Snow


























notes and snow . . .

there is nothing better to wake up to. 
happy monday!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

MAC's Ice Parade - Make it Perfect Essential Brush kit!

MAC's Holiday 2011 Collection "Glitter and Ice" came out with this amazing "essential brush kit".  I was so thankful when I received this brush kit for christmas from my boyfriends amazing family! I've never had any "professional" make up brushes and to get MAC ones...I basically died and went to heaven. 

It came packed with 3 eye brushes and two face brushes. Not to mention the fun travel case and the glittery , shorter handles perfect for travel or everyday use! 

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Eye Brushes 

266 (SE) Small Angle brush 
area - eyes and eyebrows / shape - flat rectangle with angled tip
use - for lining or shading with powder , emollient or water based products. 
full size  - $19.50 US

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275 (SE) Medium Angled Shading Brush 
area - eye /  shape - full , angled design 
use - for applying and blending eyeshadows 
full size - $24.50 US

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226 (SE) Small Tapered Blending Brush
area - eye / shape - tapered , point 
use - defined blending in the crease 
full size - $24.50 US

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129 (SE) Powder / Blush Brush
area - face and cheeks / shape - medium/large fluffed dome with rounded tip 
use -  application of powder products on the cheeks and face
full size - $34.00 US

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190 (SE) Liquid Foundation Brush 
area - face / shape - large , dense , flat paddle with chiseled tip
use - application of emollient and water-based foundations, cheek colour and skin treatments 
full size - $32.00 US

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$49.50 US for entire kit