Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Under Eye Concealer 1: Maybelline Dreamlumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

Why hello!

How has everyone's week been so far? Mine, well it's been really cold - about -40 degrees Celsius here. My car has barely been able to start each morning, making it a difficult task to get into work and school...unfortunate, but such Canadian weather :(. Supposed to average out by the weekend though, thank goodness - this is just a little bit too cold for my liking!

Since most of my free time has been spent inside getting warm, decided a blog post was suiting for the moment.

Lately I have been on the hunt for under eye concealers - ones that will brighten and cover any dark circles or imperfections under my eyes. I have found a couple products that I particularly like. I will start off with the Maybelline Dreamlumi Touch Highlighting Concealer:

I do know that there is a lot of hype going around the beauty world for this product. I am quite pleased with it, as well as everyone else. The consistency of the product is quite light and does a very good job at highlighting as well as covering blemishes or dark circles under the eye. I like the packaging as well, the tube it comes in is quite easy to use. By twisting the bottom of the tube, you are able to control how much product you want to come out, which is helpful and makes sure no product is wasted.

Overall, I am pleased with this product!

Have any of you been using this concealer? Let me know what you think!

Happy Wednesday everyone - the week is half way over now! :)

Take care.


Saturday, 12 January 2013

Maybelline: Illegal Length Mascara

happy saturday everyone!

Today has been somewhat of a relaxing day for me. I got to sleep in, for once (hooray), then started my day off slowly, until I gradually motivated myself to clean my place. Now that it is spic and span, decided to write a little blog post!

I have been widening my collection of mascaras lately, have quite a few to show you all!
I will start off with my absolute favourite!
Maybelline's Illegal Length Mascara does phenomenal things to my lashes!

The brush, of this wonderful product, massively lengthens, volumizes, and separates lashes!
I definitely don't think I could ever call my makeup collection complete without this tremendous product! 
It is my go to mascara whenever I feel like I want to make my lashes drastically longer; perfect for an evening out. 
I am not a huge fan of wearing fake lashes either, so I find this to be a great alternative for me!

I strongly recommend you try this mascara out (if you haven't already), especially if you are looking to obtain a dramatic look for your lashes. 
I promise it will always do great things for you!

That will be all for my Saturday blog. Will be wearing this mascara tonight :). Hope you all have a great evening!! What are some of your favourite mascaras? - there is no such thing as too many mascaras, I could always use more! :)


Thursday, 10 January 2013

| winter shower gels.

hello everyone!

- have made it through the first week back to school and work now - weekend is almost here - YAY!

Hope all of you are having a fantastic week! My week has gotten much better since Monday, although I am still trying to fight off this cold! Hopefully with the weekend to rest (and with the weather warming up a little bit more here), I will be completely over it by this upcoming Monday!

I have been in love with the shower gels I've been using throughout the colder months! I use two and tend to switch it up depending on my mood, haha.

The one on the left is from Sephora, Philosophy's Vanilla Birthday Cake. Smells absolutely divine, makes you feel like you are at a birthday party every time you shower. It actually captures the warm, vanilla, sugary scent of birthday cake and then there is a background scent, of what I feel smells like the candles being blown out. This shower gel really does do a fabulous job at replicating the scent of a birthday cake - very impressed! The formula of the product is just as good, creamy, suds up very well, and don't have to use too much at one time either! All in all, the Philosophy shower gels always please me - but this one I especially like!

The second shower gel I have been using is from Bath and Body Works. I always seem to have a Bath and Body Works product somewhere in my shower. Dark Kiss is a  scent that a lot of my friends and I instantly fell in love with. I find it to be a very good scent for the colder months as well. It has a little bit more of a musty scent to it - but it is quite appealing. The packaging says that it is a "...seductive blend of voluptuous berries, tempting blooms and night musk to unleash your most primal passions". I love taking showers with this shower gel when I'm going out somewhere at night, or I use it on an overcast/gloomy day - just brings my spirits up. It leaves a nice lingering scent on your skin as well - just as all the Bath and Body Works shower gels do!

Anyway happy Thursday, the weekend is nearing!

What shower gels do you like to use throughout the colder months?


Monday, 7 January 2013

Lancome Blush - Winter Coquette

good morning everyone!

Sadly, it is Monday - luckily I have the day off of work and school! But tomorrow, I will be getting back into the grind of things, with it being the first day back at school from Christmas holidays! Not only is it the sad end to my holidays but, I had to take both my cats to the vet this morning and have discovered that one of them has a pretty severe heart murmur. Why do things have to pile up all at once?! Anyway, will be dealing with that!

On another note, I have decided to share a blush with all of you today, has been a while since I have reviewed one of those!

Have to be completely honest with all of you, this blush was free! I got to choose from a number of different products to accompany my purchase at Lancome. Being the blush lover I am, chose one of the darker shades - which is nice to put on my cheeks throughout the colder months :).

The shade of the blush looks a little bit lighter in the picture though. Instead of having more of a peachy tone to it, it's got more of a dark plum colour. It's definitely matte as well, and has a great texture and can easily be applied to your cheeks.

I particularly like wearing this shade throughout the winter because it gives my cheeks a nice rosy look, with no shimmer - so it looks like I have winter kissed cheeks at all times :).

The shade of this blush from Lancome is called, "Mauve Coquette", and it has worked its way into my daily makeup regime more and more. For being an absolutely free product, I must say I am quite pleasantly surprised!

I will end with that, hope all of you are having a much better Monday than I and I will be back to blog soon!

What types of blushes do you like to wear throughout the winter months?


Friday, 4 January 2013

hair mask

hello friends!

It has indeed been a while since I have blogged last, was planning to over Christmas, but there just was not enough time to spare!

So here I am, starting fresh in the New Year, planning to blog a lot more. Although, to start the New Year off, I ended up catching a deadful cold :(. Has been going through a lot of my friends and family, so should have known I was bound to catch it at some point, no matter how many vitamins I shoveled into my mouth!

Anyway, there are a lot of products I have in store to share with you ladies, so hopefully I will be more on top of things from now on :)!

I know there has been a lot of hype and reviews on the product I am posting today, but I thought I would let you know what my thoughts are on it!

My hair has benefited from this product soooo much! As soon as I started using it, my hair felt much healthier - gave back a healthy glow to my hair, it felt way softer, and the frizziness being less than usual each time I used it. The thickness of my hair seemed to come back and let me tell you, this is awesome at detangling hair. If you have a hair do where you have to put hair spray in it and you are finding it hard to get the knots out, use this, and the knots quickly disappear!

The texture of this Deep Repair Mask is quite thick! You only have to use very little of this product. It is also recommended that you only use the product once-twice a week, which is why, I think,  this container has lasted me so long!

It is a little pricey, but the quality of the product is totally worth the money, and most importantly - it works! The container may look a little small, but I promise, in this case - a little goes a long way. The package will last you a while.

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year!
Looking forward to the new things to come in 2013!


I have also been into making short videos, which is another reason why I haven't been blogging as much.

I feel like I should share it with you guys as well, so here is the link to it:

hope you enjoy!