March 27, 2011

Pan porn!

haha I totally got that name from I forgot the end part of her username from youtube.

But I got this stuff collecting and I I don't know what came over me, but I got the picture taken!

I've thrown out more stuff randomly but this is what I have so far @___@

This has completely made me realise I have too much stuff!

Must use all!

ps that delon cotton pads came in a giant pack and that was the last of them =D
I think I did pretty well?

March 19, 2011

haul ~

So Shoppers on No. 3 Road and Cambie in Richmond now carries Anna Sui O___O sayyy whaaat

okok they've been carrying Anna Sui for a while, but to be honest I was never really into that particular brand in makeup ^^;;

I don't know other than the packaging looked really super cute, I couldn't justify buying something if I knew there was something out there that was equal in quality and cheaper in price O_O

I mean the purpose of getting makeup is putting it on your face right? XD;;

but anywhoos here is something that caught my attention.

I've been wanting some multi functional products lately and I adooore that orange is the new spring colour ^____^ oooOOoohh

You combine them and you get this!

I'm super happy that I can finally justify buying something from Anna Sui XD
because their packaging is thhheee cutest I've ever seen lol

When I opened it I was so surpised, the details on the blush/contour was so pretty
It's not as scary as it looks though
the designs are just a spray overlay, meaning when you start using it, it goes away.

I wasn't expecting it because the tester didn't have any overlay XD

Something that really surprised me was that the brush that came with the product was actually super good quality O__O

I've heard that higher end brands like lancome or dior or channel will come out with good quality brushes too....hrmm I see the convenience when you're bringing that product out with you 

Pigmentation is great.
It's not spring yet so I'll wait until I can wear some sort of spring outfit with this blush XD

March 12, 2011

My sigma order experience (pic heavy)

I was pretty experience excited to see this in the mail =D

I think inexpensive brushes are great but I love the fact that this travel brush set has all of the essentials in one roll.

I'm going to keep loving my other brushes (until they give out =D) but I feel so much better knowing that I have everything I need and I can take it with me if I need to without over packing >=D

About the quality of theses brushes I'd have to say what everyone else says is true about how they're a major competetor of M.A.C. cosmetics brushes.  I'd have to say some of them are better than M.A.C. brushes. 

yes I've caved before and wanted some nice staple brushes, but when I felt them I was like D=... they don't compare to synthetic brushes.

Anywhoos, when I opened the package this is what I saw =) I liked how thoughtful they were.

I was even more surprised to see that they had included 2 gifts O__O;;

I was expecting one because the travel brush set I ordered comes in two variation so no matter which one you order you get the extra brush the set doesn't come with.  Which I thought was well thought out. 

Though because the other set was black I was supposed to get a black extra brush, but it was that I'm complaining, I'm glad that my whole set is pink now XD

The thing I wasn't expecting was the extra extra brush LOL

So the brush rolls out like this.  I'm not too crazy about the silvery pink and the fact that material is kind of cheap.  It feels like those 2 dollar purses you can find in those random stores, which falls apart on you in like a week.  Hrm...but I haven't heard anybody complain about the brush roll yet

But good thing that all of the face brushes come with guards to keep the shape wich was awesome =)

There was also a pamflet on the names and a description about the brush and what it's for
and I paired up what they said with each brush.

Large Powder - F30
Very dense with a rounded top.  Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.

Duo fibre - F50
Specially designed to generate an "airbrushed" finish when used to apply liquid foundation. Blends of synthetic and natural bristles.

Large Angled Contour - F40
The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural Bristle.

Eye shading - E55
Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments.  Natural bristles.

Pencil - E30
Precise application of colour on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line.  Natural bristles.

Tapered Blending - E40
Rounded and tapered top.  Specially designed to apply and blend colour on the crease.  Natural bristles.

Concealer - F70
The rounded, tapered, flat shap makes this brush ideal to conceal under eye area.  Synthetic bristles.

Here is the extra extra brush XD haha
It's called the E25

There's no description of the brush but it's like a flatter version of the tapered blending brush.
Which I'm sure will be more usefull to me as a crease brush instead because the actual blending brush is too big for my eye liek my M.A.C. 224

Everybody I'd like to say that people from specialty cosmetic stores don't know everything about makeup application and especially how the makeup works on your skin.

Do your research online, read reviews and don't be afraid to try, because you never know.

My experience with M.A.C has always been bad if I need to ask them for advice.  The girl who recommended me the 224 for my first brush was the only good advice I ever got.

As a begginer, it was great.  It gave me good light dust of colour and faded out nicely, but I don't to that anymore.

Instead I use the 224 to spread my concealer.  I love it, airbrush finish XD good bye lines!

March 10, 2011

Haul and a fail lol

The bay had one of their gift with purchases currently and they have some pretty nice things that I wanted to try out. 

I rememebered I had a conversation with my friend a while back and she meantioned that she loved Estee Lauder's Idealist pore minimizing skin refinisher.  I already love their advanced night time repair serum, so I did want to try something different, plus I plan to make my vitamin C serum for night time use anyways.  Though I kind of failed with that for now... lol

Anyways!  The "gift" came with:

mini advanced night repair serum

soft clean tender creme cleanser for dry skin

resilience lift extreme ultra firming creme spf 15

a eye shadow quad with a light peach, taupe, lavander, copper brown

lipstick in pink parfait

and a double wear eye pencil in  02 coffee

I did like their other cleansers and moisturizers. maybe these will be just as good. 

While I did do some research on vitamins and their chemical compounds and hwo our body digests and absorbs it.  I completely bought the wrong type of vitamin C today...I don't think it worked, but I can't say it didn't work...urghhhhh

I had gotten the C-complex which is wronnngggg
I need asorbic acid and vegetable glycerin and distilled water
Which surprisingly enough distilled water can be purchased in shoppers! XD who knew

Oh well at least my schooling has taught me that if you take vitamin C on a regular basis, it helps cells regrow?  X3 good to know huh?

Oh well I'm going to be taking this vitamin C powder and ingest it...can't say this tastes very good, but I know my body will thank me when summer rolls around!

March 8, 2011

Trying a new hairstyle

I also realize that I need some circle lenses and lashes to look right
Though to my delight, I found that I didn't need all that much eye makeup =)
Though the picture is kind of decieving lol
That face actually took and hour to make LOL
I was actually trying to make my face to look like Lightning from Final Fantasy 13
...again XD hahaha

But then I noticed that it was a pretty natural looking face
(duh Lightening doesn't wear makeup XD;; )
I was trying to achieve her face shape wihtout making look like I'm wearing makeup...I kinda passed?

Also I got distracted and started cam whoring

I Know my face kind of looks greasy with the flash on, buuut it does show off the makeup-made face structure!  XD looks much better~    And then a half hour after of messing with my hair to look like Lightning, but for some reason it didn't look right and just when I was giving up which is in the photo on the left~

Buuut then I realized the hair was on the wrong side! soooooo

drum roll please!

Review time! ( StriVectin-SD )

So after my Arbonne eye creme ran out I needed another eye cream.  I've been watching reviews about StriVectin SD line and people really love it.  Packaging is very plain, it comes in a long sleek squeeze tube. 

Out of all the places I found it at Shopper's haha

I got the one that's 7.5% NIA - 114 + Peptide Actives.

On the box it says:

"We started with a goal. Create the most effective age-fighting eye product ever.  So we powered up the original StriVectin SD eye with more efficacious peptides, eye brighteners and soft focus light diffusers.  And we re-engineered the formulawith NIA-114, discovered in DNA skin cancer research to accelerate the rebuilding of skin layers."

Week 2
Energy increasing; dark circles and puffiness reducing

Week 4
Natural collagen renewing; firmness increasing

Week 8
Elasticity reinforcing; fine lines fading

Now I'm only up to week 3 ish and I have to say that I do see a difference but it's been slow.  At 2 weeks I didn't notice anything.  Though something I did notice that this is alot easier for my skin. 

The Arbonne eye creme, actually was too rich for my skin.  It did say it was for mature skin lol~
I was starting to develop small bumps that looked like mini white heads...which needless to say is gross looking.

Now they're almost gone and this new eye cream hasn't done anything to make it worse.

I have to say that I didn't expect this product to have brightening properties.  LOL  soft focus properties
So in other words, this isn't a miracle product and once you stop using it, you'll look like shit again.

Buuut I think I can live with that XD I mean I think the purpose of the brightening effect is so it looks like it's done it's job super fast for people who are impatient and want instant results.  But I'm going to week 8 and seeing if I actually see any results!

Review time!

So this is for my canadian girls!  I got these both at shoppers drug mart.  The one on top is life brand and I chose the one that was moisturizing for dry, brittle nales with vitamin E and aloe.  The one of the bottom is by Quo and it's the strengthening one. 

If I had to choose one, I definately pick the life one.  Not only is it cheaper, you need less to get the same job done.  Also for the quo I had to use 3-4 cotton pads to take off all my nail polish...not cool.

I get the cotton pads from costco the one that's rough on one side and smooth on the other, and it's not cheap!  I mean it's not super expensive either, but x___x come on, 3-4 cotton pads every time?

I never had that problem with the life brand.  Everything usually came off in 1-2 cotton pads. 

Needless to say I'm not getting this Quo nail polish remover again D=

March 5, 2011

Makeup post! if you don't like scary looks don't open lol

This is dedicated to my favourite game Left 4 Dead!
I know it's miles away from Halloween, but I was actually looking through some convention photos and I decided to do a look ^____^ makes me happpyyyyyyyyyy

Poor blog though, I keep on saying I'm totally going to be more commited and then I go away again XD;;

School's still on the picking up phase but it's almost to the reading break, I can feel it XDDD

In any case back to my story XD hahahaha

I haven't really been going to cons for a while and it's because I just haven't found the people to connect with anymore x___x;; I don't know

I used to have so much fun..then people just started dissapearing

I don't mean in the creepy they're gone, but more like they distance themselves and then I distance myself


It makes me really want to cosplay again
The memories were so great!
Being silly and everything, but I think that boat has long past ...looooooooooong past  lol

You know instead I would love to do people's makeup for photoshoots
that would be soooooo fun XD

Here's a look I did for the witch from Left 4 Dead 1 & 2

Here I try to make my hair like it is with the witch, surprisingly my camera's auto focusing made my hair extra white XD;; 

Here is a closer colour of my hair

Here is the look without the hair in my face for a better view ^__^

and lastly, SEXY WITCH lol