Monday, July 23, 2012

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Mirror-less Make Up Challenge

There's a tag going on around that challenges you to put your make up on without a mirror, so I thought I'd give it a go. Here's my attempt!

How do you think I did?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Product Review - L'Oreal go 360 Clean - Deep Exfoliating Scrub

I'm always on the look out for inexpensive, an effective skin care. As much as I'd love to load up my bathroom with expensive creams, scrubs and washes, hit the spa every month for micro-dermabrasion and chemical peels to prevent the signs of aging, I just can't. I don't think that many people these days really can. Between life, and budget I'm going to have to improvise.

I picked up this gem for about $8 at Shoppers Drug Mart. I had a coupon a while back that expired, and I wish I had used it back then (from


They say
"Gently exfoliates dull, dead skin cells and unclogs - pore by pore. Removes all traces of oil, dirt, and make up. Pores look visibly smaller."

Now I have oily skin and I don't expect some miracle product to make my pores look smaller. That's the catch though. They say "visibly smaller". When your pores are clean, they're harder to see, therefore visibly smaller. This works for me. Pores are my skin, I can't change the size and shape of them.

This scrub is unique to me because it comes with a "scrublet", as they call it. It's a rubbery scrubbing tool, with soft bristles. The wash itself also has a grit to it, with what I'm sure they would call micro beads or something similar.


This is what's called a mechanical exfoliant. Where physical beads or a tool are used to remove the dead skin. As opposed to a chemical exfoliant, containing ingredients such as AHA and BHA which chemically break down the dead skin to remove it. I like both types, but I tend to gravitate towards a mechanical exfoliant, I feel like it's actually doing more, when really they both do the same thing. It's suggested as we age to go for a chemical exfoliant, as your skin can loose elasticity as you age, and pulling and tugging on your skin can cause more damage.

This product has your typical L'Oreal scent. I don't know what they put in all their face scrubs and shampoos but they all smell the same to me. It's not unpleasant, but it's not fruity or anything like that. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scrublet. It fits into the bottle and is really easy to hold onto with wet hands. It has a little suction cup on the back so if you wanted to stick it to the mirror or somewhere else it would stay. I like to stick it to the side of the sink while I rinse my face, then I know it isn't running away on me, and won't fall onto the floor, or worse, behind the toilet!



They make a variety of this product, with different cleansing properties. I think I will be picking up more in the future. The price fits and I feel like my skin is getting really clean. Be sure to moisturize after using this sucker, it really leaves your skin open and ready for creams, lotions and serums!

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Canada Day!

July 1st marked Canada's 145th Birthday. We went downtown for dinner and to check out the events going on, there's always lots going on downtown on Canada Day.

I did my make up in a Canadian Style in honor of my great country's day.




Fun fact: red is the HARDEST colour to blend, ever!!

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk
MAC Gesso Eyeshadow
Pure Luxe Pigment in OMG!
MAC Creme Liner in Black
Maybelline Turbo Volum' Express Mascara
Lips - MAC Redd Lip Liner and Ruby Woo Lipstick

We went to Red Robin and people watched from the Patio, one of our favorite things to do downtown. Ha-ha!



I went for a mediterranean chicken burger, mostly sticking to my healthy eating plan. Who can resist a couple Red Robin fries!

We went way off track after that and got cupcakes. *blush* I guess I'll be working twice as hard at the gym tomorrow. ;)


Monday, June 25, 2012

Dramatic Colour "EOTD"

I was playing around with make up one night last week and came up with this. I tried to film it, but I'm not sure the quality is up to snuff for me. It's a little drag queen-ish/showgirl-y. I thought I'd share it anyway, since I really love the way the lips came out!




I used so many things I won't even start to name them all.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nail Trend - Aquairum Nails

I'm always looking at new nail trends, and was shocked at this style.

Aquarium Nails

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They're like those pens you had when you were a kid, that were full of water and glitter or something similar. The glitter moved around while you wrote.


In the tip is glitter and a watery liquid that the glitters or other small objects are suspended from. Looking into this trend I found you can buy kits with the nails already hollow, or you can build them yourself.

At first I was like "why the hell would anyone want that", then after awhile I kind of wanted them myself.

What do you think? Would you try aquarium nails? Do you think they're fun? Trashy? Cool? Let me know!

Personally all I can think of is the scene in the Simpsons where Homer finds the naked lady pens and race them all (damn you YouTube, why don't you have a clip of that?!)