Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Skin Care Rx Friends & Family Coupon Code!






Hey everyone! I just wanted to share a special discount code with you for SkinCareRx. If you didn't know already, SkinCareRx is an online store that sells everything you need to keep your skin healthy! Some brands just to name a few: SkinMedica, Kinerase, B. Kamins Chemist, and Dermalogica. They also sell tons of body care items and cosmetics. Don't forget to check out all the value sets that will make great gifts for the holidays.

To get 25% off
Use Code: FF25
*Excludes some brands, Expires December 1, 2010.

Have fun shopping!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Late Post: Haul from Toronto IMATS 2010

Sorry for the late post! I spilled eye makeup remover on my keyboard so it's been really difficult to type. I went to the International Makeup Artist Trade Show on Saturday. My friend and I were planning on lining up there well before it opened but she woke up quite late that day. I didn't have much time to shop, I had to rush because I had to go back home then go downtown to get my hair coloured that evening. I really wished I paid everything in cash I just checked my credit card statement and almost everyplace except for Make Up Fr Ever charged me in US dollars!! What a scam!! The only place that told me that they would was Royal brushes.
I was bummed that what I mainly went there for was not there...the Parian Spirit brush cleanser!

Anyways here is what I got:
At Make Up For Ever - my guilty pleasure - where I dropped most of my $ - I thought there would be huge lineups for this but there wasn't. Everything was supposedly 40% off and best thing - no tax!




































This primer set was only $70



















From NYX (I wish I would have gotten more but I was running late)
That liquid liner is amazing!! They did not have the round lipsticks



















From Graftobian a cake eyeliner
And OCC Liptar in Hush



















From Crown Brushes - this place was the busiest of them all I had to wait forever t pay cuz they only had once machine. I gt a lot of brushes that I had ordered from Coastal Scents buaha never have to order brushes from them again!


















Royal Brushes had a huuuge line as well. I only got one brush, I wasn't going to stay in line but my friend needed me to pay for her (since she maxed her credit card!)
























Cici Fashion Brushes had the most cheapest brushes of them all. Downside is they took cash only. I wish I had gone to them first. A few of their brushes you can see the downside in quality but a lot of them were equal to crown/royal. For instance, their 224/blending dupe was only $2.50 while at crown they were over $6



















These were $4 each. I was bummed cuz later I saw a spatula for $1


















I was tempted to get Eve Pearl lashes that were on sale for $1. But everyone knows I don't need anymore...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

INOA Revolutionary Red Hair Transformation by L'Oreal Professional Canada (Contest Entry)

Soo I'm about a week late with this post...L'Oreal and Matchstick hooked me up with an AMAZING hair stylist Manny from Flaunt Boutique. I got my hair done red!! On top of that I got myself some new crazy bangs. We used the new L'oreal INOA Hair Colour. I was such a bad blogger I didn't even take any pics, actually I lost my new camera...hopefully I find it soon. I didn't tell you guys this but Thanksgiving weekend I chopped off my butt length hair to right below my shoulders! I lovee long hair but it was sooo dead...I was contacted well before I cut off my hair but I gave up after weeks and weeks went by with no reply from a stylist. When I finally got the call I was more than ready to go red! I got the full treatment; haircut, coloured, styled...makeup, wardrobe, and photographer! This is for a contest on Facebook so I would really appreciate all your help! There are entries from 2 months ago so we are behind big time and need to catch up!
Day 1:
I got my hair coloured. I believe Manny used about 3-4 shades. Mainly the base was the darkest red and I also have some copper highlights.
Day 2:
We were praciting for the photoshoot. Manny originally wanted to do a fingerwave style. After a few shots he decided a different look would suit me better - and I totally agreed! I have shots of the finished style but I turned out really bad in them so sorry! But here is the pin curl process:








































































Day 3:
Manny cut my bangs, I always had side swept bangs but now they were full straight bangs! How Asian right? Only thing I worry about it now I can't leave my hair wavy since they would look weird with full bang. I also got a few face framing layers. I got my makeup done and then we were off to the photoshoot.
Here's my before and after:



















My Professional After Shot:
You guys will have to go to Facebook to check it out!!! Hehe! I know I have naturally full lips but when I saw it the first time I was like WHOAA in the pic! It could definitely be in a lip plumping ad lol

How to Vote:
Go to http://www.facebook.com/LOrealProCanada
Click on the vote tab
Click 'vote for your favourite transformation'
You will have to allow that page to access.
They will make you like the L'oreal page, and Elle magazine.
Search for Manny Bartolome or the only Asian model and click like!

You can vote once a day and every vote you can be entered into a draw to win free professional L'oreal INOA services for a year!
Thanks in advance!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Makeup

So I watched Paranormal Activity 2 last night (I did not see the first one), I was not that scared during the movie, but I was definitely scared at home - especially whenever I heard creaks or when I had to go to the basement! Let's just say I usually get about 3-4 hours of sleep before I have to get up at 4am for work (AND THAT'S IF I'M LUCKY!) - so yea, I didn't get any sleep that night!
BTW, Who's going to IMATS?? Cuz I am!!! =D


Here's a look I did on the bf last week:




















I found the red I used too bright, so here's a better pic in black and white!




















Here is what I did for my brothers last year for Halloween (they are twins if you're wondering!)

Skeleton (if you have been following me for a while you will remember I tried this initially on the bf with blood):



















Muscles:


















My first time using scar wax, I wasn't very good with it...
I learned all these looks from Petrilude's tutorials! He's amazing!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Haulin'

You can probably imagine my excitement when I found out that the company I work for gets me discounts at Juicy Couture!
I got my first JC handbag!



















From MAC (I haven't shopped here in a while...)
Pro Creme Liner (my second one for the bf's house), Creme Cup lipstick (B2M), and On the Hunt Superslick liquid eyeliner




































Bath & Body Works: (lol can you tell I love Sea Island Cotton?)



















This set was on sale at Trade Secrets for 50% off. I think I got it for around $7.50



















From Dollarama:
Kinda disappointed with this as it smells like cheap Halloween makeup. Not shown but I also purchased another ELF blending brush for $1.50



















From CosmoProf (a beauty supply store where you need a license to purchase items)
This hairspray was on sale for only $6! Regular price I think was over $20 - it smells pretty good for a hairspray and doesn't leave any flakes




























Shopper's Drug Mart!:
I always wanted to try out the Quo Professional Brush line....I never realized that when the normal Quo brushes went on sale fro 40% off that these would too.



































































I searched forever for a brush but I could not convince myself to buy any single brush, I still found them quite expensive...there were many duplicates between the professional and regular line and I could not see any major differences...I opted to get a travel brush set:

























































































Also purchased these and some other personal items since if I spent $50 I would receive some major Optimum points




















The nice cosmetician gave me some samples:


















I had purchased the green nail polish above for $4.99, so you can imagine my frustration when I saw them on sale the next week for $2.99! So I picked up 2 more shades

L'oreal Warehouse Sale (Fall 2010)

I was lucky enough to go to another one of these. My mom always hides these tickets from me because she knows I waste a lot of money here. I really wanted to save up for IMATS but I was under very bad influence here...lol
I know it doesn't look like much but all that cost me just under $80...I was only planning on spending less than $40! I put back a lot of items too.
I could swear that prices have gone up. I remember the last time I went I blogged that the Maybelline foundations were $1.25, and L'oreal were $2. This time, Maybelline foundations were $3 and L'oreal foundations were $6.
The L'oreal Infallible lipsticks (the ones that have 2 sticks) were there for $4.




















A quick overview of prices (of the items I purchased);
Matrix curl mousse $10.75
L'oreal shampoo/conditioners were $2.25
Maybelline concealer was $3.50 it only came in one shade
La Roche Posay set was $24


Maybelline eyeshadows were $3.50
L'oreal eyeshadow was $4
L'oreal nail polish was $2




















Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara $5
Falsies and Colossal were $3.50

Friday, September 24, 2010

EOTD: My Day Off

Like always, I didn't take these pics until I got home so the makeup wore down a lot in the picture...damn Make Up For Ever #92 eyeshadow stains like a bitch! My lids are still pink - I look like my eyes are infected but they're not! I wonder if I should risk wearing this look to work since the new dress code is to wear only neutral makeup...


























Products Used:
MAC Ricepaper (highlight)
MAC Off the Page (above the crease)
MAC Bold and Brash pigment (in the crease)
Make Up For Ever #92 (lid)
MAC Sketch (lid)
MAC Crystal Avalanche (inner corner highlight)
Lenses are Geo Nudy Browns
Lashes are NYC ones that I got in the last post from CNE (got compliments at MAC on them)

Monday, September 20, 2010

I've been away too long...

Finally done with University....now working full time has been taking up all my time! Just some random photos I wanted to share:

Pickle Barrel:



























































Nacho's at Sneaky Dee's:

(This bar was in the Scott Pilgrim video game)
I know looks like a pizza right?















Rimmel Steel Grey (bought this for $2.99 at Shopper's Drug Mart)
I love the texture and the brush! It lasts a long time too!















eBay Purchases

A gel liner for less than $3...I didn't even know it would be labeled at MAC...it is obviously not real MAC. I have not worn it out since the swatch on my hand was not smudge proof. I was also surprised how small it was...the picture made it seem a lot bigger.













































KOJI eyelash glue - these dry fast so you better not let the habit of letting the glue dry tacky get in the way. I got them in both black. The pink package is ridiculously small I felt ripped off. I paid over $7 for both of them. For the 2nd one, the glue spills a lot whenever I open it.















If you follow me on youtube you would know I did my first ELF haul (60% off sale):















And yes of course I got it....Urban Decay Naked Palette (I only wear neutrals)
















At Sephora, with my 500 point perk:






























Ardene (Accessory shop):
5 for $10















What I won at CNE (the EX):

















Revlon @ CNE:
6 for $5 I think...
















Lipsticks 3 for $10...which I realized wasn't that great a deal when they were on sale last time for $3.99....and damnit they had gum drop which I had just bought the week before!!!
Those tweezers are my fave ever I have 3-4 of them now!
The scissors I bought a few months ago for $13.99 and they were $5 there! But damnit I went another day and they had the scissor set but included a mini tweezer for the same price - DAMNIT!!!!















From Pacific Mall:
I dunno why I bought this I have no clue what I will use it for the material is really bad quality