Monday, February 28, 2011

On The Train!

I'm currently writing this from the train on my way over to Toronto. I have a couple hours left until im there! Yaaaay!

On my way to the train station, some hobo with no teeth came up to me, handed me three small pieces of paper that all had Russian writing on them. I have nooo idea wtf it says, so I'm getting my friend to translate it for me when I get the chance to take a picture of it and send it to her. Honestly why do some hobos have to act like crackheads? When he handed the papers to me, I was like "What is this?", and he responded "You need to take it" and mumbled off a bunch of gibberish in his hobo language..

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Academy Awards Status Updates

I love sharing random moments in my life.

  • Sarah 
    it was nice of Christian Bale to come out of his mountain hole for the Academy Awards...
    about an hour ago ·  ·  · 

    • Valerie and Jane like this.

      • Jane Please shave. You're usually sexy. Shave pleassseeee.
        about an hour ago · 

      • Sarah Jane, he obviously can't afford a razor and shaving cream. he must scurry back to his hidy hole for the next year or so
        about an hour ago · 

  • Sarah 
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    • Valerie  likes this.

  • Jennifer Hudson looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!
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Packing Makeup for Toronto!

In my previous post I mentioned how I was going to Toronto tomorrow, well I'm bringing some of my makeup collection in a train case so I can do makeup on my best friend!

I wanted to share how I packed up some of my makeup safely for the train ride. The train case will be in my suitcase, so I wanted to make sure things were secure and hopefully they wont be thrashing around. The top "drawer" contains most of my eyeliners, which didn't need a lot of padding. The second "drawer" is carrying most of my MAC eyeshadows. I put two layers of bubble wrap onto of it to make it extra secure. I don't want any broken MAC eyeshadows! In the bottom tier I have my 88 Palette right on the bottom, with all my NYX and Sephora lipglosses elastic'd together in two seperate groups, I have my brush cleanser, some MAC lipsticks, some MAKE UP FOREVER shadows, as well as some of the brushes I won't be needing in the morning! I topped everything off with another layer of bubble wrap on top.

I'll be bringing another large makeup bag with me (as a carry-on most likely), containing my cleanser, face primer, foundation, concealers, eye primers, makeup brushes, and maybe a couple eyeshadow quads or two.

My train leaves at 12:00 PM tomorrow, and i'll be arriving in Toronto at around 5:00ish PM. I might actually write another blog post that evening, maybe post a couple pictures. :)

Estée Lauder Truffle Look & Toronto

I needed to do really quick makeup before running out the door today, I had to get to a shopping mall QUICK. I bought a $40 laptop case, and a new foundation which I'll be reviewing shortly. I'm leaving to Toronto tomorrow to go stay with my best friend until Sunday. It's going to be lots of fun, and I'll definitely be doing makeup on her. :D

Haul: Cute Affordable Jewelry- All Under $20

Here's a few cute pieces of jewelry I have gotten since the end of August. I'm not a big jewelry buyer, but when I see cute and affordable things like these, I buy them on impulse.

Owl Hair Pin: This super cute owl hair pin comes in a pack of two for $4.99! Who could resist?! They have nerd glasses on!! Hahaha. >>

Bird Cage Necklace: I got this cute bird in a birdcage necklace for $9.99. The bird can actually swing back and forth inside of the bird cage! >>

Brass Knuckles Necklace: I got this on sale for $6.99 (originally $15.00). The only downside is that the colour is fading a bit! :( >>

WTF Necklace: I bought this adorable necklace on sale for $6.99 (originally $12.00). >>

Crown Necklace: I bought this necklace for $12.00. The detailing and cute accents really make this crown necklace shine. >>

NYX Nail Polish in Woman: Review, Pictures

NYX Cosmetics Girl's Nail Polishes, totally affordable and great colours!
  • Packaging: The nail polish comes in a clear rectangular glass bottle, and it has a gold cap. The applicator is nothing really special, but it does the job.
  • Product: The nail polish has a really good consistency, and it lasts a long time with a top coat. I have a few of these shades, and I really like them.
    • Woman: is a true red colour with dark red and bright red shimmer.
  • Final Thoughts:  These nail polishes are really nice, they're a good price for good quality. With 72+ different shades, you can't really go wrong.
  • Availability:  $3.00, CherryCulture

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tutorial: Easy MAC + Milk Look

If you're a fan of MAC Cosmetics on Facebook you might have noticed them uploading pictures from fashion shows and etc. They uploaded a ton of this really nice glitter-y glossy look. Here's how to get a similar look using minimal and inexpensive products.

What You'll Need: A plastic lunch bag / zip lock. A clear lipgloss (Rimmel's Royal Gloss in Gourmet). A nice glitter of your choice (NYX Glitter in Gold and Apple). A synthetic brush  (QUO's Large Concealer brush). And a primer, which is optional (Too Faced Shadow Insurance).

Step 1: Prime your eyelids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

Step 2: Squeeze out some of Rimmel's Gourmet lipgloss onto the plastic bag, about the size of a dime for now.

Step 3: Pour some glitter onto the gloss, I'm adding two different colour (NYX Cosmetic's Glitter in Apple and Gold) glitters for a different effect.

Step 4: Mix it all around with the synthetic concealer brush until you get a good consistency. Depending on how much glitter or gloss you put in, you might want to add more of either. It all just depends on how much you really want.

Step 5: Apply the glitter gloss to your eyelids and blend it upwards.

Step 6: Apply more to your lower lashline.

Add mascara if you want. Theres so many different things you can do for this look. Theres tons of different styles of glitters you can get, and using different techniques you can achieve different effects! Try the glitter gloss on your lips too!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Constellations Makeup Look

I had so much fun doing this look! I pulled inspiration from the night sky, and stars! The only bad thing about the pictures is that the flash on my camera doesn't catch glitter very well, and there was a lot more than it seems. Oh well, enjoy!!

Product List:
- Dollipop by Sugarpill
- Poison Plum by Sugarpill
- Afterparty by Sugarpill
- Purple (92) by Make Up Forever
- Neon Pink by Make Up Forever
- Stars'n'Rockets by MAC
- Black by NYX Cosmetics
- White by NYX Cosmetics
- Gold Loose Glitter by NYX Cosmetics
- Purple Loose Gitter by NYX Cosmetics
- Blackest Black Gel Liner by Maybeline
- Black Falsies Lashes Mascara by Maybeline
- 24 Karet Lipgloss by NYX Cosmetics
- Some Like it Hot Eyelashes by NYX Cosmetics

Tonight, I'm seeing stars.

MAC Cosmetics: Gel & Minxed Out Lipsticks Review, Pictures, Swatches

Gel from the Champale Collection & Minxed Out from the Fabulous Felines Collection!
  • Packaging: The lipstick comes in the same black tube that MAC has always used.
  • Product:  Both lipsticks are pretty longlasting. I think that they could be more creamy, although they have a good consistency.
    • Gel: is a sheer metallic gold/beige, it is a permanent shade. From the Champale collection.
    • Minxed Out: is a sheer light beige/whiteish shade with lots of multicolored glitter/shimmer with slight yellow undertones. From the Fabulous Felines Collection.
  • Final Thoughts:  I've always loved MAC lipsticks, and they hardly ever disappoint me. The only badish thing i could say about these lipsticks is that they could be a bit creamier, although theres not much else. I really like both of these lipsticks are you can definitely wear these out every day.
  • Availability:  $17.50, MAC Cosmetics

Gel & Minxed Out

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Mademoiselle Review, Pictures, & Swatches

"CHANEL introduces a modern interpretation of classic creme lip colour as an homage to the rich life and legacy of 'Coco' Chanel. New lightweight lip colour glides on for easy application, and features a Hydratendre complex to help soften, soothe and condition lips - even boosting their ability to hold in moisture - for a plumper, smoother and healthier-looking appearance. A range of wearable shades with full-coverage finishes, from matte to pearl to soft shimmer."
  • Packaging: The lipstick comes in black rectangular tube with a gold interior. The little Chanel logo is on the top of the tube. The packaging is very sturdy, I've dropped this lipstick many times and it hasn't broken.
  • Product: As promised, the lipstick formula is very creamy, and very hydrating.
  • Final Thoughts: I honestly hate spending more than $20 on a lipstick, but at least with Chanel you always get what you pay for: quality. Although I could probably find a cheaper lipstick with almost the exact same type of formula that really hydrates my lips. I probably wouldn't buy it again, too expensive.
  • Availability:  $32,