Friday, May 31, 2013

May Favourites

It's time for another monthly favourites post! Sorry I've been slacking on posts this week. I started my job at Target and worked 7 out of the past 8 days for 8.5 hours a day so I've been quite exhausted after work every day. But this week I only work 3 shifts so I should be posting more!

Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover // My first favourite is this acetone nail polish remover I got from Sally's. I had run out of the previous nail polish remover I was using so I went to Sally's to get this! It's a moisturizing formula so it doesn't dry out my cuticles too bad and it has a slightly fruity sweet scent!

Bath & Body Works Espresso Bar Candle // My favourite candle this month has been my Espresso Bar candle! It smells like you're in a coffee shop and is so delicious. I don't drink coffee but I love the smell of it!

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation // For summer time I wanted to try a new foundation with SPF in it! I would've continued using Revlon Nearly Naked because of how light it feels, but it doesn't have SPF! This foundation has SPF 20! It also has fantastic coverage and great lasting power. I really like this foundation so far! And I love that it has a pump!

NYX Blushes in Peach and Taupe // I got these blushes this month and I have literally used them every single day since I got them. Peach is such a pretty matte pink blush. I use a small duo-fibre brush to apply it so it doesn't go on too bright and can build up the colour to what I want! And Taupe is a fantastic contouring shade!

NYX Single Eyeshadow in True Taupe // I also got this eyeshadow this month and it has quickly become a staple in my eyeshadow routine. It works amazingly at blending out any deep crease colour and looks lovely smudged along the lower lashline for subtle definition!

Elf Cream Eyeliner & Angled Eyeliner Brush // I've begun using cream eyeliner this month since I got this one from Elf and it really is fantastic. The brush makes application really easy and I can make precise lines and sharp wings! I really, really love this eyeliner.

NYX Slide On Pencil in Azure // I love using this eyeliner to pop some colour along the lower lashline. Especially when I wear gold eyeshadow on my eyelids! It makes for such a pretty, summery look!

Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone Case // I forgot to include this in the group photo above of everything, but I got this phone case this month and I am so, so in love with it. I don't think it's a real, authentic Marc Jacobs iPhone case, but I don't mind because I got it for only $5 on eBay! It feels like really nice quality and it's so cute!

That about wraps up my monthly favourites for May! What have some of your favourites been this month?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Colours of the Rainbow Tag!

Hi guys! I feel like I haven't posted anything in forever! Last Thursday I started work at my first official job, Target! I got hired at a store that isn't open yet so for the past few days we've been working on setting the store up like putting up shelves and hooks, etcetera. It's a lot of work but I'm enjoying it so far and have met some nice people :)!

But today I thought I would do a tag post! I've seen this tag going around on YouTube and on some blogs lately and it seemed like fun so I'm doing it today!

It's the Colours of the Rainbow Tag, where I share with you some favourite products that are each a different colour of the rainbow!

Red // For red I chose my L'Oreal Color Radiance Protecting Detangler. I use this after every time I shower and need to brush my hair. Without a detangler, my hair is so difficult to get a brush through but this stuff helps out so much. It also helps protect my coloured hair and it smells good!

Orange // For orange I chose my Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya. It's not totally bright orange, but is quite peachy. This is one of the new shades Revlon released for the spring and I absolutely love it. This lip butter has been my go-to everyday shade since I got it and has not left my purse. It's perfect! (Swatch/review post)

Yellow // This product isn't totally yellow, but the can is gold so I guess it counts. But for yellow I chose L'Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray. I'm not much of a hairspray user, but when I do need to use it, I use this stuff. I really love how fine the mist sprays out and it helps hold curls or a hairstyle without making your hair shiny or crunchy!

Green // I had to go with my CoverGirl Clump Crusher mascara for green! I absolutely love this mascara. It gives my lashes so much length and volume with absolutely no clumps. It is probably my favourite mascara I've used! (Review post)

Blue // For blue I decided to go with one of my all-time favourite nail polishes, which is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue. I feel like this is quite a well-known nail polish in the beauty community, and for good reason too! It's absolutely stunning. It's so bright and gorgeous on the nails! And you can get it for around $3.00!

Indigo // I don't own too many indigo products, but one I do use every single day is my Nivea Aqua Effect Moisturizing Night Care! I put this on every night after I wash my face and it's a really great moisturizer!

Violet // For violet I went with my Urban Decay Primer Potion! This is probably one of the most popular products among the beauty community, and was actually my first ever purchase from Sephora last year some time. I absolutely love this primer though! It works great and makes my eyeshadows last all day with absolutely no creasing!

Pink // For pink I had quite a hard time choosing a product. I have so many pink lipsticks, blushes and nail polishes I love but I could only choose one thing! So I decided to go with my NYX Round Lipstick in Fig. This is probably my favourite lipstick I own. It's a very smooth and creamy formula, and the colour looks great with any makeup look. It's a great everyday shade and is super pretty!

Multicoloured // This is a palette I haven't used in a while but I still decided to choose it for my multicoloured item. This is the Coastal Scents Creative Me #1 palette. I've had this palette for a few years now and is fantastic. I used to wear bright eyeshadows every day and I would use these ones a lot. They are all super pigmented, bright matte shadows. I sometimes miss doing bright makeup so maybe I'll get back into doing it more often! This really is a great palette!

So that wraps up my Colours of the Rainbow Tag post! I tag anyone and everyone who read this blog post to do it too! It was a lot of fun going through my beauty products and finding things of each colour!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nail of the Day: Daisy Dots

I enjoyed my last floral manicure so much that I decided to do another floral look! I decided on a simple daisy manicure! I really love how this one turned out!! It was really easy to do with my dotting tool too!

Products Used:
• OPI Nail Envy (base coat)
• Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Black Satin
• Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
• Julep Alma
• Orly Glosser (top coat)
• Dotting tools (ebay)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

NYX Cherry Culture Haul!

A couple weeks back I made an order from Cherry Culture because they were doing a 40% off sale on all NYX products! NYX has become one of my favourite drugstore brands, however it's not the easiest brand to find in Canadian drugstores. I find it easier to buy their products online (and preferably on sale) when I want to try some new ones! I've been using these products for a few days now so I thought I'd show you what I got and share my first impressions of them!

NYX Blush in Taupe // This is a blush that one of my favourite YouTubers, NikkieTutorials, consistently raves about. She uses it as a contour shade. Since I think her and I have similar skintones I wanted to see how this blush would work as a contour for myself! I've been using it for a few days now and 
I really like it! The shade is a very light, matte taupe that makes for a very natural looking contour!

NYX Blush in Peach // This is another blush I've heard some good things about in the YouTube community. It's a matte light pinky-peach blush. Considering it's called Peach, this blush is more pink than you'd expect it to be, but it's a really gorgeous shade! This is a blush that will be great to wear year-round too!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt // I have 1 Jumbo Eye Pencil from NYX already in Milk, and it's a product I use every single day. This time I got one in the shade Yogurt! It's a light, shimmery champagne colour with a bit of a pinky undertone. It's a really gorgeous shade!

NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Purple // I've been wanting a bright liquid eyeliner for a while to do bold winged liner so I picked this one up! It's a deep but very bright purple with a bit of shimmer and it is so beautiful. I'm already obsessed with it!

NYX Single Eyeshadow in True Taupe // I've heard amazing things about NYX's single eyeshadows and had yet to try one, so I picked this one up in True Taupe! I was hoping this would be a dupe for Tease from the UD Naked2 palette, but this shadow is a bit lighter than Tease. It still works great as a transition shade for blending out deeper crease colours and I love wearing it for a bit of definition along the lower lashline! I would love to try some more of these shadows in the brighter colours they have!

Cherry Culture Lip Balm in Peach // When you spend $20 or more on they throw in a free lip balm in the scent of your choice! I chose the Peach one and it smells delicious! This lip balm is very moisturizing and smooth on the lips, I really enjoy it!

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz // I'm not much of a nude lips girl, but I did want to get something in case I ever wanted to wear a nude lip and I had been wanting to try these Xtreme Lip Creams! These apply like a lip gloss and set sort of like a lipstick! This colour is a great nude lip colour for me! It's not too pale so it doesn't look like I put concealer on my lips, it's just the right shade!

NYX Round Lipstick in Stella // I have 1 round lipstick already in the shade Fig and I think it's my favourite lipstick I own, so I really wanted to get another one! I got this one in the shade Stella, which is a creamy medium pink with yellow undertones. It's a really pretty shade and will be great to wear on days I want something brighter than Fig!

Here's a look I created using some of the products I bought! In this look I'm wearing:
• NYX Blush in Taupe to contour my cheekbones/temples
• NYX Blush in Peach on my cheeks
• NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt on my lower lashline/waterline
• NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Purple as winged liner
• NYX Single Eyeshadow in True Taupe through the crease/to blend out the crease
• NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz on my lips

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Small Haul! (B+BW, Chapters, OPI)

Here's a quick haul from last week when I went to the mall! I got this stuff a couple of days before Mother's Day and one of these things is what I gave to my mom! Here's what I got:

Bath & Body Works Candles - Espresso Bar and Caribbean Escape // Bath & Body Works was having an amazing 3 for $30 sale for Mothers Day on their 3-wick candles so my friend and I split and got some! I got 2 candles in the scents Espresso Bar and Caribbean Escape. Espresso Bar is described as "Stop and savour the aromas of roasted espresso beans and sweet vanilla froth like the Italians, who never take their coffee "to go"." I'm not a coffee drinker but I love the smell of it and when I burn this candle it makes my house smell like a Starbucks! The other scent I got is Caribbean Escape, which is one of my favourite B&BW scents. I have a small 4oz. version of this candle but I thought I'd pick up a 3-wick one for when the small one runs out. This scent is described as "Dive into this blend of tropical melon, raspberry nectar and lemon mellowed by creamy coconut milk and raw sugarcane for a fragrant and exotic escape." It's so tropical and fruity and sweet smelling, I love it!

OPI If You Moust, You Moust // While I was at the mall I stopped by Trade Secrets (as I always do) to see if they had any nail polish on sale. Luckily, they did! They had a small table of 50% off OPI polishes so I picked up this one from last year's Vintage Minnie Mouse collection! It's the perfect creamy medium pink!

Custom Lettering of the 40s and 50s // As some of you probably know, I'm a graphic design student and I love typography. When I was in Chapters I found this book showing tons of beautiful lettering from the 40s and 50s! It was normally priced at $50 but it was on sale for only $12.99! I couldn't believe it so I obviously had to buy it!

Mug // I bought this mug at Chapters for my mom for Mother's Day! She saw it a few months ago when we were shopping together and she really liked it so I got it for her! It has a lowercase 'b' on one side and an uppercase 'B' on the other side! (My mom's name is Barb) She was really surprised I got it and was very happy :)!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nail of the Day: Polka Dots + Flowers

Let me start this off by saying I love this manicure. I love black and white patterns and floral, so the combination of them is perfect. I did this manicure inspired by a nail tutorial MissJenFabulous on YouTube did!

This is what Jen's manicure looked like, and I think I did a pretty decent job re-creating it! It was really simple to do too and looks so cute!

Products Used:
• OPI Nail Envy
• Rimmel London in Black Satin
• Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On
• OPI Pink Friday
• OPI If You Moust, You Moust
• Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet
• Orly Glosser top coat
• Dotting tools (eBay)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Favourites

I realized like half way through this week that I forgot to do my Friday Favourites post last week! Sorry about that! I do have quite a few things to share with you today though! :)
I love this hand embroidered/sewn type.

A guy raised $6000 to "hire a man in a plane to write stupid things in the sky" and I think it's hilarious.

I love this One Picture Saves a Life initiative to help dogs and cats get adopted! They help shelter staff learn how to groom and photograph shelter pets to help them get adopted!

I love these photos of a Sigur Ros concert in the mountains. It looks magical.

This street art by Kid Acne is wonderful. I love the lettering and colours he uses!

These photos are really, really cool.

I got some pretty cute flats at Walmart!

I ordered some stickers from Redbubble! I sell my designs, and 2 of these are my designs, on Redbubble where you can buy them as stickers, tshirts, iphone cases, prints, and more! This is my shop!

I saw Paramore in Toronto on Monday! They've been one of my favourite bands for years so it was incredible seeing them again!

So much confetti at the concert!

I bought a denim bustier yesterday at Marshall's to wear with my new skater skirt from Forever 21!

I've been burning this candle so much this week. It's Espresso Bar from Bath & Body Works!