Wednesday, 30 May 2012

May Luxebox: Essie Nail Polish and Moroccanoil

Hello everyone :)  My luxebox was waiting for me when I arrived home from work today.  I'm VERY VERY happy with the contents of it!!!!


If you don't already know, Luxebox is a service offered by a company called Loose Button.  Deluxe size samples of beauty products (including skin, nails, fragrance, etc.) are mailed to your door each month for a low price, giving you the chance to try a product out before actually buying it.  The samples are good for more than one use: most of them are minis of the full size product.  Sometimes you will even receive a full size nail polish!  Currently the company only ships to Canada but similar services exist in other countries (i.e. Birchbox in the US).  Find them here: http://www.loosebutton.com/ 
 
This month's box included a FULL SIZE Essie nail polish, in a very gorgeous color might I add!! 


Essie nail polish in "Tour De Finance"


Orlane Paris B21 Oligo Vit-A-Min "Vitalizing Scrub"

Black's XS Paco Rabanne Fragrances for Him and Her

Moroccanoil "Intense Hydrating Mask"

This Moroccanoil hair mask sample is HUGE! 75 mL!!


There was also a second box with these bonus items for Mother's Day:   

Venus & Olay Moisturizing Razor, Olay Regenerist "Wrinkle Revolution Complex"


I'm really loving Luxebox!! :)  Thank you for reading!! xo

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

OOTD: Sexy Summer Sandals!!

Hi everyone!! Here is an outfit I wore to work a little while ago.  I'm LOVING these sexy wedges!!! :)



Too lazy to do my hair hahaha =3


They make me so tall!! :)


-Tank top: American Eagle
-Blouse: Dynamite
-Shorts: Suzy Shier
-Wedges: American Eagle (I purchased them at Payless)
-Earrings: Call it Spring

Thank you for reading!! xo

Thursday, 24 May 2012

OOTD: Casual Spring Outfit for Dinner!!

Hi everyone :) This is just an outfit I wore out to dinner with my friends a few nights ago.  Hope you enjoy!!



-Tank top (under the top, it's mesh): Old Navy
-Top: Forever 21
-Cardigan: Jacob
-Jeans: Bluenotes
-Sandals: Payless Shoe Source

My hair is just in a boring old pony.  The flower is from Ardene. I couldn't find any black bobby pins so I had to use two different color ones!!


Thank you for reading!! xo

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

NOTD: Pretty Spring Flower Nails!!

Hi lovelies!!  I absolutely love nail stickers.  They spice up a plain manicure without too much effort!




Polish used: Love & Beauty Scented nail polish in "Amethyst"

I purchased these stickers on Ebay.  The only downside about them is that they are actually quite thick, almost like Fimo Fruit Slices.  This means to ensure proper application it is necesary to apply topcoat and hold down the sticker with a pair of tweezers until it dries, which can be a bit tricky.  However I still really like these stickers, they are still quicker to use than to paint flowers on each nail myself! 

Do you use nail stickers? :)

Thank you for reading!! xo

Thursday, 17 May 2012

OOTD: Casual Work Outfit no2!!

Hello everyone!! Today I just went to work in the student office again.  Hope you enjoy my outfit :)







-Shirt: Bluenotes
-Belt: Bluenotes (it actually came with the shirt)
-Tank top: Garage
-Leggings: Dynamite
-Flats: Ardene
-Earrings: I purchased these earring from Shopper's Drug Mart a long time ago and I don't remember the brand :(

My hair is just in a bun because I was too lazy to straighten it ... hehe :) I'm not sure how I made it so round!


Thank you for reading!! xo

Monday, 14 May 2012

NOTD: Metallic Purple!!

Hello everyone!! I was so excited about how lovely this nail polish looks that I decided to share :)





This polish was part of a set of metallic mini polishes by Kleancolor.  The name of the set is "Techo High".  I purchased it during the winter at Fairweather.

I was so impressed by how shiny the color is!

What do you think about metallic polishes?

Thank you for reading!! xo

Friday, 11 May 2012

Essence Cosmetics Review!! Nail Polish & Mascara

Hello lovelies!! I had just popped into the drugstore the other day when I stumbled upon a large makeup display from a brand I had never heard of : Essence. All the products were at very low prices, so I decided to pick a few up. After a little research I discovered that Essence is a sub-brand from the German brand Cosnova. The Essence products have been available in Canada since February (so I'm late on this, oops!!). I will be reviewing one of their mascaras and one of their nail polishes for you :)

I really enjoyed their nail polish. They have a nice selection of colors, including brights, subtles, glitters and more. I chose a pale blue that reminds me of the "Tiffany & Co. Blue" since I didn't already have one in my collection. 



Essence Color & Go quick drying nail polish in "You Belong To Me"


I had to apply three coats of this polish to get the opacity I desired but the nail polish is quick drying so it wasn't a problem. This polish lasted a good four days without chipping. I applied one coat of Essie's "Good to Go quick drying top coat" once the blue had dried.
They had a good selection of mascaras to choose from, each one having different effects. I chose their "All Eyes on Me Multi Effect Mascara". This product was only $2.49 (CAN).  I have used the mascara a few times now and I enjoy it. It lengthens and separates my lashes without clumping. It was easily washed away with water. Overall, this mascara was decent, not super extraordinary but for such a low price it is a great staple to have!!


I applied two coats of the mascara on my left eye and nothing on my right eye.




Check out their website here. It's pretty awesome! They have a complete list of their products, beauty news, styling cards, videos, and even have a photo modifying application called "Pimp Your Picture!"  What do you think of my new look? ;)  

BEFORE
 AFTER

In brief I would reccomend this brand to ladies who are on a budget or ladies who just want to try something new without breaking the bank!! The company also does not test on animals :) Other than nail polish and mascara, the Essence brand carries lipsticks, lip glosses, eyeshadows, powders, etc etc!!

Have you tried Essence products yet?

Thank you for reading!! xo

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Casual Spring OOTD for Work!!

Hi everyone!!  I'm sorry I've been a bad blogger lately, I've been spending a lot of time relaxing with my friends and away from my laptop! 

For the summer I am working in an office.  It's just a student office at my uni so I don't need to be super dressy but I still want to look like I put some thinking into my outfit :)

Here is my outfit, casual yet chic!! Hope you enjoy!




-Tank top: Suzy Shier
-Cardiagan: I'm not sure!!! I've had it for a while and the tag has worn out :(
-Jeans: Bongo (purchased from Stiches)
-Flats: Ardene

Thank you for reading!! xo

Friday, 4 May 2012

April Luxebox!!!

Hooray my Luxebox finally came!!

If you don't already know, Luxebox is a service offered by a company called Loose Button.  Deluxe size samples of beauty products (including skin, nails, fragrance, etc.) are mailed to your door each month for a low price, giving you the chance to try a product out before actually buying it.  The samples are good for more than one use: most of them are minis of the full size product.  Sometimes you will even receive a full size nail polish!  Currently the company only ships to Canada but similar services exist in other countries (i.e. Birchbox in the US).  Find them here: http://www.loosebutton.com/ 

I am a little late posting this, but my Luxebox only arrived on April 30th this month.  Anywho look what was inside :)




Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo and Conditioner
I'm really excited to try these! I love Pantene Pro-V products!


Fekkai Avanced Salon Technician Color and Care Shampoo & Conditioner, and Fekkai Avanced Salon Technician Color Care Rapid Results Moisture Mask
I will be giving these away since I don't color my hair :)


A daffodil pin for cancer awareness.
How sweet and thoughtful!


Seche Porcelain File and Nail Guide
Awesome! I've heard great things about Seche and I'm looking forward to trying this.


Just a comparison to show how adorably tiny the Seche bottle is.  I love tiny bottles they are too cute!!


Orlane Light Smoothing Cream
This looks great for helping dryness :)


I'm very happy with the contents of the April edition Luxebox!! I really enjoy this service.

Thanks for reading!! xo

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Hello Kitty "Mon Amour" Palette Eyeshadow Look!!

Hello lovelies!!  A little while ago I popped into Sephora on a shopping trip, and found this little gem on sale for $22.00!!  I had to snatch it up!

Hello Kitty "Mon Amour" Eye Shadow and Blush Palette

This palette was released a few months ago.  Many of you may have already heard about it, as I was slightly late to discover it.  However, I got it for a really good bargain so to me that makes up for my tardiness!! :)


The palette includes two blushes ("Rasberry Macaroon" and "Strawberry Macaroon") as well as eight eyeshadows ("Passion Fruit Macaroon", "Jardin", "Fleur de Lys", "Parisian Pink", "Croissant", "Lemon Meringue", "Pistaschio" and "Eiffel Tower").

The actual eyeshadows colors differ slightly from the colors printed on the packaging: they are much lighter!  In fact, all the eyeshadows except Eiffel Tower and Fleur de Lys are delicate pastels, perfect for spring :)

Here is the look I put together, hope you enjoy!




I used "Pistachio" to completely cover my lids.  Next I used "Parisian Pink" in my crease.  To add a little more color I used a very small amount of "Passion Fruit Macaroon" in the outer corners of my crease.  I used "Croissant" to highlight my brow bones.  The only eyeshadow I used which wasn't from this palette was Mary Kay's "Lucky Penny" to fill in my brows.  I then added some of Avon's Perfect Wear Eyewriter Liquid Eyeliner in "Evening Black" to line my eyes, creating a small wing.  Finally I used Maybelline New York's Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara in "Blackest Black", adding two coats on my top lashes, and one coat on my bottom lashes.

All the photos were taken in natural light.  The eyeshadows are so subtle, perfect for work or school :)  You can barely tell I'm wearing eyeshadow from far away! 

Do you have this palette? What do you think about it? :)

Thank you so much for reading!! xo