Tuesday, 29 April 2014

SaleEvent.ca 's 2014 Spring Warehouse Sale

Warehouse sale season is upon us!  If you're a regular reader of this blog, you will have already seen my recent warehouse sale visits (L'Oreal warehouse sale, part 1 & part 2) - so here are some pictures and my tiny haul from SaleEvent.ca's Procter & Gamble sale.  For more information on this sale, you can check out my post from the first time I covered it HERE.

My haul

Revlon Nail treatments - $1.00
Revlon Nail Enamel - $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
Revlon Nail Enamel - $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
Revlon Diamond Collection Eyelash Curler - $4.00
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00
That's all folks!  Stay tuned for my coverage of the Lisa's Cosmetics Warehouse sale.  And if you're interested in attending the Sale Event sale, it is open to the public, but is only open on SELECT days, until May 4th (check out the calendar on their facebook page).  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

4 or More Makeup Tag

After watching a "4 or More Makeup Tag" video from one of my all-time favourite youtubers, Beauty Broadcast with Emily Noel, she tagged me and her other makeup blogger/vlogger viewers to do their own video/post.  Seeing how I do everything Emily tells me to (seriously, my makeup stash has grown exponentially, since watching her videos), I had to do my own post.

This one if pretty self-explanatory.  You go through your makeup stash, and find beauty items that you own 4 or more of, and share it with your audience.  It's not like I have the biggest makeup collection in the world, in fact, I like to try a bunch of different brands, so I don't have a lot of items from the same brand/line, but I thought I'd still share - so here we go!

L'Oreal Paris, Infallible Eyeshadow Singles (7)

Revlon, Luxurious Color Eyeshadow Singles (9)

L'Oreal Paris, Color Riche Lipsticks (6)

Revlon Nail Lacquer (70+?)
I haven't actually counted these in a while, I'm afraid to know how many I have :P
To any beauty bloggers/beauty vloggers reading this.....TAG, you're it!  Make sure to comment below and let me know you did your own post :)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Mad For Mint!

Mint mani time!  It was the color of the summer last year, and I'm STILL gaga for mint polish.  Here is a fun mani I did with a drugstore polish, and topped it with an indie polish.

Step 1 - Paint a base of Sally Hansen, Xtreme Wear's "Mint Sorbet".
Step 2 - Top it with a coat of Different Dimension's "My Highlighter Exploded".
Step 3 - Stare at it all day long, because it's beautiful!
Ooooooh, so pretty!  "Mint Sorbet" is definitely my go-to mint polish, and Different Dimension always makes such fun color combinations - I'll definitely be sporting this mani again, in the near future.  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo'self' to a mani!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Recreate the Look: Jaclyn Hill's "Rose Sparkle"

When I started this blog, I intended it to be strictly about nail polish.  However, as I continue to interact with other bloggers, and learn more about cosmetics as a whole, the more I have expanded my make-up collection.  So this is my first official 'make-up look' post.  A beauty guru who I have been a fan of, as of late, is Jaclyn Hill - she does great tutorials, she is very well-spoken in her videos, and her make-up looks are immaculate.

I'll be starting a new series, where I try to recreate a youtube beauty guru's look.  Sometimes, I'll be using the same products, and sometimes I'll be using alternatives from my own collection.  The look from the video I am basing the look off of uses a lot of Makeup Geek and MAC cosmetics, which tend to be on the higher end, this post will have more affordable alternatives.  This is not a tutorial series (I will be posting the guru's tutorial video), just the finished look, and the products that I used.

The tutorial video that inspired the look - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI8KL7VOmcI

top: my look, bottom: Jaclyn's look
I wish I could have captured my version a bit better on camera - my looks appears to be much more orange than the original, when in reality, in person, it appeared a bit more red-ish/pink.  Another difference between the 2 looks, is that I do not have false lashes on, which was on purpose, I do not own falsies - I feel like if you're gonna wear falsies, you shouldn't be stingy when picking them out, which is exactly what I tend to be.  Plus I'm sure I'd find a way to screw up applying them - I'd probably glue my eyes shut, or something.

Products used:
Primer - elf essential eyelid primer
Shadow (going in order of application in tutorial)
  1)  "Peach" by Coastal Scents
  2)  "Oatmeal Tan" by Coastal Scents
  3)  "Watermelon" by Coastal Scents
Loose Pigment - "Golden Pink" by Annabelle
Cream Eyeliner - Studio Cream Eyeliner in "Black" by elf
Liquid Liner (put over cream liner, to make it stay) - Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in "Black
Mascara - Covergirl Waterproof Lashblast in "Black"

Again, this is my first time doing this sort of post, and I know that there is a learning curve to it - I'm still getting used to learning proper lighting techniques, so it'll be a bit of a process - suggestions are always welcome.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

NOTD - April 17, 2014

Another 'Nail of the Day' post, featuring Deborah Lippmann's "Do The Mermaid" from my March Favorites post.

Deborah Lippmann's "Do The Mermaid" over Sally Hansen, Xtreme Wear's "Lacey Lilac".

That's all for today!  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Nail Mail - Dove Chocolate Prize

A few months ago Dove Chocolate had a contest on facebook, where you could win an exclusive pair of Dove Chocolate inspired nail polished from Nicole by O.P.I., as well as a coupon for a free chocolate bar.  They were giving away a ton of these prize packages, but because no one found out if they won until the package showed up, I had forgotten about the contest, and just assumed that I didn't win.  But look what came in the mail!

So glad to have these colors in my stash - thanks Dove Chocolate!  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani. 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

NOTD - April 12, 2014

Today's Nail of the Day is....*drumroll*...polka dots!

Base:  Pure Ice in "Wild Thing".
Polka dots:  Pure Ice in "Jailbait".
Topcoat:  Krafty Gurl in "Gloss It!"

That's all for today.  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tutorial: Spring Tulips

With the snow melting, slowly but surely, nothing gets me in the spring mood like a bright colorful spring themed-mani.  Here is an easy to follow tutorial, to help you achieve the floral nails pictured below.

Let's get to that tutorial!

Friday, 4 April 2014

L'Oreal Warehouse Sale: Spring 2014, Part 2

Mid-March I posted some pictures from inside the L'Oreal warehouse sale, as well as my haul (which you can check out HERE - tons of pictures).  Since the ticket allowed 2 visits, as promised here is my part 2 haul.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in "Madison Mauve" - $2.00
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser "Fair" - $3.75 each
L'Oreal Color Radiance, Dual Protect Spray - $2.50 each
L-R:  Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Icy Mint", and "Barely Branded" - $2.75-$3.75 (not sure why one was cheaper - oh well!
Maybelline Baby Lips, Electro Lip Balm in  "Berry Bomb" - $2.75
L-R:  L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in "Bronzed Taupe", and "Pepsy Coral" - $3.00 each
And that's a wrap on the L'Oreal warehouse sale!  I absolutely love making blog posts on the warehouse sales, so I can't wait until more come to town.  Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani!