Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer, Sunshine and Your Make Up

Now I'm not sure if you can truly call this weather "summer", but the calendar does say the days are long and the nights are short. Don't think that just because it's not 35 degrees out your beauty products are safe from being ruined from the heat.

Keep beauty products away from direct sunlight. There's someone in another suite in my apartment complex that likes to keep all their beauty things on the window ledge. Yeah it looks nice, but it's not good for your hair, face, and body products.

Avoid leaving them in the car. I don't know how many things my friends have lost to the heat that gathers in the glove box or ash trays of their cars.

Here's a couple tips on how to make your makeup and beauty products last their full lifetime, by avoiding certain climates.

1. Check the label. Does it say to keep you product between a certain temp?

Monday, July 25, 2011

IMATS Vancouver 2011

Saturday was the International Makeup Artists Trade Show, held right here in the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C.   This is the second time IMATS has been in Vancouver, and the second time I've gone. I went alone last year, it just happened to be the same weekend I was out here training for work (how convenient), this year I went with my friend Patti. She's so fun to hang out with, and she'd never been downtown!?

It was held at Canada Place and the venue was sooooooo much better than last year. It was at the Hyatt I think, last year and it was way too small. You couldn't move and they had the stage in the hotel across the street. This year everything was together and I really enjoyed it.

I got up bright and early on a Saturday and put my face on. I like to pump it up a little for events, so I rocked my favorite bright pink lip, OCC Anime Lip Tar, and a strong neutral eye.

Click below for more, and so so so many pictures...

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Secret Nail Weapon!

I think I finally found the combo, that secret combo that helps keep your nails, long, strong and healthy! I can wear the same polish for up to two weeks with out chips! My combo is.....

Bond Aid!

This stuff dries your nails, restores the pH balance and primes them for anything! Polish, acrylic, glue, anything.

Followed by Seche Restore

My nails have been super strong, and when they're strong I can grow them out.

I like the way my nails look long naturally, they curve better than any gel or acrylic can. Does anyone else have a secret to long nails?

All opinions expressed in the above video are mine, and mine alone. I purchased all products with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company mentioned above.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

FOTD - Saturday July 16

I've been wearing a lot of neutral makeup during the week to work, so this last Saturday I wanted to spice it up a bit and broke out my old trusty Ben Nye Lumiere Grande palette and rocked some bright colours.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Luxe Box by Loose Button - July

I came home to a package today! My July Luxe Box by Loose Button!! I filmed opening it, but it didn't turn out, so it's a wordy blog today. Here's what I got!

4 Samples this time!

I don't own any Essie Nail Polishes, but have heard great things about them! This one seems almost full sized, if not actually fully sized. I can't remember how big Essie polishes actually are. The colour is In Stitches. An interesting colour that's hard to describe. I'll swatch it later on.

The hair oil treatment is great, I'm trying to keep my hair as healthy as it can be. It's the longest it's been in a long time (almost 10 years!), and the ends dry out. I can't wait to try this stuff!!

This Stella perfume is NOT my favorite scent, and I regret spraying it in my room. It's musky, and I'm more of a floral scent type of person. I've been wearing Coach Poppy lately. This is something I'll be giving away.

Lastly is a red lip liner. Loose Button, how'd you know I LOVE red lips!? This red is more blue based than my current red lip liners, which is definitely a bonus! It will go great with my Viva Glam I lipstick!!

I'm glad I got items I haven't tried this time. Totally worth the $10 this month!!

e.l.f. Eyeshadow Review and FOTD using e.l.f.

So I opened up all the packaging and took some pictures, and my sad attempt at swatches (I have no idea how bloggers get good swatch pix!!!!)

Here's the deets about the eyeshadows and my over all opinion.

Friday, July 15, 2011

e.l.f. Haul

I received my e.l.f. (eye lips face) package today, finally. I opened it up, and will be posting reviews and swatches soon! Enjoy!

I bought the products using ebates, and earned $6! Yup, on a $16.00 purchase. Wicked deal, I can't believe people are buying online without this!!

All opinions expressed in the above video are mine, and mine alone. I purchased all products with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company mentioned above.

Monday, July 11, 2011

NOTD - Sinful Colors Cream Pink

I mentioned in my last nail polish post I got 2 colours at London Drugs. This is the other colour.

Sinful Colors - Cream Pink

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Maybelline New York Super Stay 24 Color

I get coupons online from P&G all the time, and a couple months ago I got one for $1 off Maybelline New York's new lip colour. I thought why not, I hate reapplying my lips all day, lets see if it works.

I picked up the shade "Blush On", at least that's what I think it says, I threw away the box and the print is suuuuuuper tiny.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sinful Colors Nail Polish Surprise

FYI SinfulColors is on sale at London Drugs for $3.99 a bottle. That's a heck of a deal. I picked up 2 colours and tried out one right away. I got a pleasant surprise...

I picked up Savage 950. A great teal/green colour.

As you can see it displays itself as a creamy opaque colour.  This is what happened when I put it on my nails...