Friday, 26 October 2012

New Layout and Banner : Winter Themed!

So obviously I'm a little early on the winter bandwagon with this snow themed layout, but I couldn't resist!

Plus, since Halloween will soon be over, and I always forget to change my layout for ages, it'll last me a while =P

Anyway tell me what you think (other than the fact that it isn't quite season appropriate right now! =P), do you like this?

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Halloween Makeup : Candy Corn (Remake)

Last year I made this candy corn look for Halloween. At the time I was quite happy with the way it turned out, but seeing as I have gotten a little better over the year and since it's such a fun look to create in my opinion, I thought I would try to do it again, this time a little differently!

If you have read last year's post, you know that I have never tasted candy corn! I still have yet to taste it since I have never seen any sold anywhere near me. If anyone from Quebec City knows where I could find it, please let me know! I would love to try them :)

Anyway here is how the Candy Corn look turned out! I love the combination of yellow, orange and white with the crisp black cut crease.

Oh and this year I actually looked at the colors on the candy properly and discovered that the orange is placed between the yellow and white and not at the end. So I made it to look more like the real thing :D

Tell me what you think! Which version do you prefer? This year's or last year's? What Halloween looks would you like to see?

What's In My Travel Makeup Bag

Having moved to Quebec City for university, I have to go back and forth between Montreal and Quebec City quite a lot since my parents and friends are there.

Since it's a three hour drive, I will usually go from anywhere between a weekend to over a week, which means I have to pack some makeup if I want to wear any while I'm there.

First of, this is my makeup bag :

I Love the pretty pink color and the zebra print. I got this at the dollar store (bargain! :D) and it fits an inredible amount of stuff! ♥

And here is all that I carry. It's quite  a lot of stuff considering I don't wear makeup everyday, but I like having the option. :)

Here is a list of the products in case you are interested!

3 Wet n Wild trios : Walking on Eggshells, Silent Treatment and Getting Sunburnt
1 Maybelline BB Cream (the tiny mint colored tube) - My main foundation at the moment
1 Urban Decay Primer Potion
1 ZA Powder foundation compact
1 Rimmel Stay Matte powder
1 Rimmel Blush in Pink Sugar
1 Milani Blush in Coralina
1 Canmake cream blush
1 Maybelline Mineral Power Concealler
2 Nyx Round lipsticks : Fig and B52
1 Maybelline Baby lips Lip Balm
5 Eco Tools brushes : Mineral powder, large shadow, 2 blending, small shadow and angled liner
2 Maybelline Mascaras : Colossal and One by One
1 Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
1 Nyx Eye Pencil in White
1 Milani Liquif'eye pencil in black (this stuff is AMAZING)
1 black liquid liner (from 7-11 in Thailand)
1 Hoola Bronzer Sample
1  Maybelline Gel Liner in blackest black
1 pair of tweezers

♥ 15 Things I love about fall ♥

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons. It's chillier than summer, but not as cold as winter. For some reason, fall always makes me nostalgic and reminds me of my childhood. It's my favorite time of year and I love that the holidays are around the corner.

Being the list maker that I am, I compiled a list of 15 reasons why I love fall!

♥ Fall fashion : Boots, scarves and thick knit sweaters
♥ The colors of the leaves
♥ Hot beverages to warm you up
♥ Chilly temperatures and blankets
♥ Halloween
♥ Hot Soup
♥ New school supplies
♥ Apple desserts
♥ Dark nail polish
♥ Fall scented things from Bath and Body Works
♥ New episodes of my favorite shows
♥ The days becoming shorter
♥ Staying inside on rainy days
♥ clothes with a nordic print
♥ Leg Warmers

I've been quite into Pinterest lately and I even made a board representing my love for fall! Check it out and follow me on there if you are into Pinterest!

And here is a sneak peek of how my board looks! I love gathering all the things I love in one place like this, it makes me happy and it's inspiring!

Do you enjoy fall? Let me know in the comments :) Don't forget to follow me and like my Facebook page for more posts like this ♥

Fall Haul : Bath and Body Works

So I have been stalking the Bath and Body Works website for a while hoping that the two for twenty three wick candle sale would be up soon. Today, when I visited their page, my prayers were finally answered! I practically launched myself out of the door and went to their store right away.

Unfortunately, here in Quebec, the sale is actually two for 25$ Which I cannot understand since, even when the canadian dollars' value is low, the conversion is nowhere near 20 $ USD = 25$ CAD. In fact, at the moment it's only worth 19$ CAD. Anyway, it's kind of a bummer. Also, here is Quebec, in order to benefit from the sale you need to buy an even amount, or you will pay full price for the last one.

Another thing that is kind of annoying with the candles here in Quebec is the packaging. Since we have a law that obligates merchants to have packaging both in french and english, there is no scent description underneath the candles like in the US. I suspect it's simply by lack of space, but nevertheless, I would like to be able to refer to descriptions when I'm shopping.

Anyway, I'm done ranting. Here is all I got!

There wasn't any White Barn n1 large candle left :( so I got three mini ones. It's probably my favorite scent right now!

I also got four large three wick candles :

1 in Pumpkin Caramel Latté
1 in Pumpkin Cupcake
1 in Cinnamon Nut Bread
1 in Frosted Cranberry

Also, the hand sanitizers were 1$ each. I got Brewberry and Vampire Blood

Finally I got a cute snow flake candle holder for 5$. I'll wait until december to use that one though :)

What are your fave fall scents? Let me know in the comments! I love trying out new scents in my home! ♥

EDIT : I was able to find the White Barn #1 candle in laval after all :) I picked it up and I'm almost through burning it already :P

Thursday, 4 October 2012

SE Asia Beauty Haul : ZA, Canmake, Nivea, Maybelline, Biore, Essential, Majolica Majorca and more!

So while I was in SE Asia this summer, I really wanted to pick up some asian beauty products that I have been eyeing for a while. Turns out, most of it is quite expensive (especially the japanese brands), but I'm glad I can try them out! If I like them, I'll feel more comfortable paying shipping to get them later on. Plus, I got to swatch some of them and see which colors I like :)

Here is what I got!

I got a Majolica Majorca mascara (680 baht, about 22$ ouchie :S, hope it's as good as I hear), a ZA hydrating spray, Biore Cleanser (and mini makeup remover), Essential shampoo, conditionner and hair mask, Vaseline moisturizer, Nivea deodorant and cream, ZA powder foundation and compact, Maybelline BB Cream (it's tiny) and Canmake cream blush (also really expensive, can't remember how much exactly, but around 10$)
I haven't given everything enough of a go to review it yet, but if you would like an in-depth review of any of the products here, let me know!

In the mean time, so far, I have been really liking the ZA foundation (it's milled incredibly fine and makes my skin super soft <3), the Vaseline moisturizer, the Nivea deodorant, the ZA spray and all the Essential hair care which are super creamy and moisturising (although I'm not a big fan of the floral smell).

That's all I got in SE Asia (well Thailand really). If you are curious, I got most of these either at Boots (I was super excited to go there, we don't have it here), 7-11 (they have a couple cheap beauty products) and Watsons. Sadly they didn't have any of the british cosmetic brands there. I would of liked to try out Sleek and Collection 2000 (now just called Collection I think).

Anyway, I really should be studying right now, I am procrastinating at the moment :S I'll update soon with Halloween looks, favorites and more :)


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