Saturday, 31 October 2015

Hot Off the Presses Part 5

Happy Halloween, everyone!  The weather isn't too cold today, which means perfect trick or treating weather for the little ones, and decent swatching weather.

Unlike the last two 'Hot Off the Presses' posts, where I accidentally swatched colours that I had already written about, there are no repeats this time.  I have a list written of what I have previously swatched, so hopefully I never have to make that mistake again.  Here are my latest hand-pressed shadows:

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Go #GlamToGhoul with Make Up For Ever, This Halloween

With Halloween just a few days away, I know there's a bunch of us who still don't have a costume.  Fear not, because Make Up For Ever is switching it up this Halloween by encouraging you to wear a simple costume with a 'knock it out-of-the-park' makeup look.  In addition to inspiration photos, Make Up For Ever is giving you pro tips, to achieve this look.

Let's start with the glam looks.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Face of the Day - MAC Fabulous Three

Happy Saturday, all!  Here is what I've been sporting on my face as of late.

More pictures, and full face details...

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Deep Clean Your Makeup Brushes for Cheap!

Any makeup fan knows how important it is to wash their brushes.  And a fair amount of us are guilty of not washing our brushes as often as we should - including yours truly.  Yes it's a chore, but it's something you have to do if you want to reduce the chances of getting an infection from bacteria build-up.  I graduated from using my palm to lather up my brushes, to using a mini version of the Sigma Glove, which I received in a Sigma brush order.  However, I found that the Sigma brush didn't give my larger brushes a deep enough clean.  Brushes like my buffing brush, and my powder brush were only getting partially clean - I'm talking like 30% clean, and I'd see a build-up of makeup in the 2/3 closest to the ferrule.  What's a girl to do?

Here's an in-depth comparison, and my thoughts on why the cheaper way is the better way.

Monday, 19 October 2015

U.S. Mini Haul

It was a long weekend over here in Canada, so I packed a bag and drove down to the U.S.A. for a weekend of shopping, pizza, and Netflix.

Click through to see what I picked up.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Hot Off the Presses Part 4

Hello friends!  It's slowly turning into fall here in Toronto, and when I say fall, I mean 2 days of fall, followed by frigid winter-like weather.  Even though it was SNOWING (that's right - in mid-October), I went outside and took some swatch photos from my latest hand-pressed shadows.  The last time I did this post I only shared two, because I accidentally took photos of a shadow that I had already shared, and guess what?  I did it again *shakes head*  From now on, I'm making a checklist.

More details, and a closer look after the jump.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Double Duty Beauty - My Secret Makeup Tricks

Do you like to think outside the box when it comes to beauty products?  Sometimes I like to play around with my makeup and skincare products, and used them for something else other than their main purpose.

Click through and check out which products from my stash are secretly living a double life.

Monday, 5 October 2015

#ManiMonday: Tropical Crelly

Happy Mani Monday!  Today's nail look was inspired by my freshly-opened eos lip balm.

Click through for the nail polish details.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Hot Off the Presses Part 3

Overcast weather?  Perfect time to swatch two new lovelies that I pressed with my own two loving hands (and two gigantic books).  Was it freezing outside when I took these swatch photos?  It sure was.  But good lighting is good lighting, so let's get to it.

Click through for the details.