Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lisa's cosmetic sale

Hi, so I went to the Lisa's cosmetic sale again this year. Lol last time I went was may and again on Monday. I went with a friend this time, we had to wait in line for around 30-45 min. We went in the afternoon.

We looked at the makeup first, I was a bit disappointed since there was nothing new. They did have new smashbox liner set ($10), they are small but wasn't too bad. They had a set of lipgloss that I was excited to get but when I saw them, they where so small, like deluxe sample size for $15. Didn't them.

I got a lot of gifts this year and a few stuff for me. The perfumes are always a great deal. So got a few as gifts.

Here is my haul. Enjoy.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Water marble nail art - Purple and Green

So a few days ago I came across someone on YouTube doing a nail art using water. I got really interested so I looked into a few different videos to see how its done. Yesterday i decided to try it out for my self. Here is my result.

So here is what you need to do this nail art.
1. Cup or bowl of room temp water. Make sure you don't use it for food afterward, since nail polish gets stuck on the edge.
2. Your nail polish in 2 or more colours.
3. Top coat/ Base coat
4. Nail polish remover
5. Toothpick (a few helps if you make a mistake)
6. Cotton sub
7. Tape
8. Tissue, napkin or cloth to clean up

I choose these colours
 At first I wanted to use 3 colours that why I also picked the OPI nail polish, but later I noticed that it was causing the layer to dry up super fast that I couldn't create more rings. Therefore I just used the two colour above.

This was my top coat. Nothing special.

Step 1: Open all the nail polish bottles and keep them near the cup of water.

Step 2: Paint a base colour. First time I didn't and the marble worked but was really faint in colour.

Step 3: Tape your finger around your nail to keep it clean. You will need nail polish remover handy after to clean up.

Step 4: Now you have to work quickly for this. Put a drop your first nail polish colour into the water

It will start to create a circle, kinda

Step 5: Put a drop of your second colour into the water, in the center of the first one.

 It will start to create rings.

Step 6: Repeat step 4 and 5, until you get around 3 set of ring. If you use more then 2 colour then add your other colours and repeat.
 You will get something like this at the end.

Step 7: Take a toothpick and draw a pattern. It's easy to create a flower looking pattern.

 Step 8: Place your finger in the middle of your pattern and sink into the water.

Step 9: Give it a few second and you can blow on the surface of the water to harden the nail polish on top.

 Step 10: It was hard for me to take a picture since i need bother my hands for this step. With your free hand use a cotton sub and remove the extra nail polish around your finger and water. by the end your cup should not have any nail polish floating around.

 Step 11: Your finger should look something like this, let it dry a bit and remove the tape and your marble nails are almost done.

Step 12: Use cotton sub and nail polish remover to clean the edge and your finger if needed.  Then put on top coat one your nail is dry.

Repeat these steps with other nails if you want to just do one two. This is the design that mine came out to.
Your pattern will be different based on the marbling. 

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Look what I found in Canada

So I have heard amazing reviews about Aussie 3 minute miracle, and I wanted to try it. I looked for it at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Walmart and Zellers with no luck. I figured they don't have this product in Canada, so next time I go to the states I have to grab a few bottles.

And then today, I went to Zellers to see what they have for their store closing sale. (side note: Zellers will become Target soon) I was looking at makeup (not on sale yet) and then I looked at shampoos, and THERE IT WAS.... A few bottles of Aussie 3 minute miracle. So I grabbed 2, that should last me awhile.

Finally its here :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Beauty tip

So, I havd been thinking of different ways to use some of my products. I came up with an unique way to use a colour eye liner. I have an Avon glimmerstick in plum. Very pretty colour but I hardly use it. So i've stated to use it as a cream eyeshadow. Works great as an crease colour.

Only down side is, it doesn't last as long as a normal eyeshadow. But at least I'm getting some use out of this eye liner.

Here is some pics

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Unexpected mini haul

So I was at Sears today just looking around. No plan to buy anything. Then I saw a table with a lot of stuff and 50% off sign. So I had to see what is on the table. To my surprise it was Cake products and H2O products.

I read carefully and the sign said 50% of the lowest ticketed price. OMG I had to see if there was anything I wanted. I could have gotten more but stopped myself.

I grabbed 3 things.
Cake -milk made velveteen hand cream
Orig price $18, ticket price $9, payed $4.50

Then I got two H2O products
H2O Aqualibrium de-stress marine gel mask
Orig price around $25, ticket price $15, payed $7.50

H2O oasis hydrating booster
Orig price around $50, ticket price $21, payed $10.50

There was a lot of cake gift sets and shower gels. I decided try these for now.

They told me Sears is removing these product line that's why they are on sale.

Check your local sears maybe you can get them on discount too

Monday, July 9, 2012

Fake Urban Decay on ebay

So two days ago, I used my sisters Urban Decay Naked pallet and loved it. Yesterday I looked into the price at Sephora ($60 CND) so I started looking at ebay to see if I can save a few dollars. I came across a few sellers where the price was high, not much savings there.

THEN I came across a seller that had it for less then $40 with free shipping, I was like OMG such an amazing deal. I read the post (I always do before I bid anything) and the seller stated not to ask if this is an authentic Urban Decay product, since they get it from a wholesaler and doesn't know. Alarm bells went off.

Could there be fake Urban Decay Naked pallet like there is fake MAC products? The answer is yes, there can be :(

I came across a few youtube video showing fake Naked pallet and Naked pallet 2. Like the MAC ones they look almost the same but not the same quality.

No no ebay deal for me, I'm hoping to go to the states soon, then I'll pick one up.

Just a warning of anyone look into Urban Decay Naked pallet on ebay, there is a lot of fakes out there.

So glad I didn't bid of any. 

Note: this video is not mine, but I though it was helpful. Youtube user :

Sunday, July 1, 2012

June empties

This month was a hard one, since I had very few things that was close to being finished. I managed to finish these items.

I finished:
Lush bath bomb ickle baby bot
Lush retread conditioner
Mac lip gloss
A body scrub from Yves rocher

I hope next moth is better.

Let me give you a few information about these products. I posted this blog really quickly so I didn't give to much details before.

I liked the Abricot scrub by Yves Rocher until the end. Near the end it smelled really strong of herbs and wasn't as sweet. I didn't like using it to much when it smelled bad. But normally it was a nice sweet sent. I have a lot of scrubs, so won't buy this one any time soon.

The retread conditioner was really good, I used it as a deep conditioner. Not sure if I would buy it again, just because of the price tag.

The Ickle bath bomb was really nice, turned the water blue and smelled really good. I think I'll buy it again.

The MAC lip gloss (3D glass) in Synched Up, was a really nice peachy coral colour. I liked it a lot. This was one of my first lip gloss from MAC. It took forever to finish. I know it look like there is more product, but its all stuck on the side and I can't get it out. I also heard that if you take the stopper off then you can't back to mac it. Let me know if that's true or not? I don't think I can get this colour again, I believe it was limited edition. 

Anyways, I'll see what I can finish next month. I don't have to many things that is low anymore, so its getting harder to finish products.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Blog Hop

Hi, so I came across this things called a blog hop, seems like a cool idea. I'm joining Mimika's little wonderland blog hop. A blog hop allows you to check out a list of different beauty blogs. This is great for me since I'm really new at the blogging work.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bath and body works Semi-annual sale

Hi, yes I got a bit haul crazy again. Funny thing is I wasn't going to go to this sale, cause I wanted to use up my other products but I couldn't help my self. I tried not to get too much, hahaha. I went to the sale yesterday (June 26).

Oh I noticed from seeing youtube video that the Canadian sale is different from the US one. They seem to have a lot more items that is 75% off while, we only get 50%. Anyone one else see that?

 It was one heavy bag to carry around ;)

I stated with the soap since they were only $3 each. I got two kitchen lemon, gave one to my mother in law. Then I got the coconute lime, and it smells amazing, i'm going to see if I can get a shower gel or lotion. And finally I got the peach bellini.  

I wanted to get the coconut one but they where all out. I also wanted to get the Bali mango shower gel but they where all out also. I grabbed the lotion. Haven't tried it before, but smells good.

Since only during this sale does the original scents come out, i had to grab a few. I wanted to get the exotic coconut lotion, but they where all out. I already have the body spray for both of these scents.
 I never tried the be enchanted before, but it smelled really good and looks so pretty, so I decided to give it a try.

These where at the front counter, the orange lotion was only $2 and the peach was only $1.
 I went mostly to get home scent, and was disappointed with the limited stock. There was only two scents for the scent portable, the sweet cinnamon pumpkin and mind chocolate. I'm not a big fan of chocolate scented things, so I got this one. 

I might go to another location next week and see if I can get more home scents, and different items. I want pretty late in the sale yet its still only 50% off, I hope the price drops soon and goes down to 75%. But there is only 1 week left.

Let me know what you got from the sale?

victoria secret haul

So, its end of June and all the semi-annual sale is here. I never got a chance to go to the Victoria Secret sale before. So I had to go check it out. I got a few things that I wanted to try. Here is my haul.

So I just got a few things only, didn't go cray. All makeup was 50% off, so it was good time to try things
 I really wanted to try this concealer, so glad I got it 50% off. 

 I got a free lip gloss at christmas with my purchase, and since then I wanted to get more. They are normally buy 3 for $10, but at the sale they where around $3 each. So I grabbed two of them. R to L: Mocktail Hour and ShineBerry.

 Also I never tried their lipstick but hear a lot of good things about them. I decided to get the pinky brown shade, called Big Kiss

 Finally when I saw this I had to get it, its their eyeshadow pallet. It's called Fearless, from the Bold Sparkle sexy collection. I love the colours. I haven't played with them yet. 

This was my VS haul. I love to see what you got from the sale.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May Empties

So this month I did quite well with my empties. I tried project 10 pan and would always fail, so this is helping me control how much I buy and use. I'll let you know if i would buy these products again or not, and maybe do a mini review.

So lets get started...

So this month I have finished 6 products. I'm so happy.

Live Clean Shampoo and Conditioner

 These two just got finished yesterday. I'm so glad they are done. I wanted to try these Live Clean shampoo and conditioner because its sulfate free. I did not like this product. Sometimes it would make my hair really dry and hard to manage. I will not be buying these again. One the positive, they did smell good.

Bath and Body Works lotion

 So I went crazy a year ago with the Hello Yellow sale at Bath and Body Works, therefore I have a LOT of Bath and Body Works stuff. I managed to finish a full size Twlight Woods body lotion and a mini Forever Sunshine lotion. Both of them I really liked. Once I go through all my other lotion, I will get these again. I do have a full size Forever Sunshine lotion that I haven't touched yet.

Bath and Body Works Pocket Pac

 This pocket pac took while to finish, I had it hanging off my bag for the longest time and used it when I remembered. It smelled really good. I would get this sent again, but first I need to finish my other ones.

Mac Studio Fix

And Finally I finished my Mac Studio Fix in NC42. This one took the longest to finish, I'm sure I had this for more then 3 years now. I really liked this power and would buy it again. I want to try a few more things before I buy this one again.

So this was my empties this month, I hope next month I have a lot to show you also.