Friday, 23 May 2014

Skin and Hair Care Haul

Hey all! As some of you might know, I've been doing a 10$/week makeup budget all year. This resolution doesn't apply to hair and skin care, but I've also been trying to use up products and I haven't purchased any notable new hair or skin care since january.

My mom got invited to the L'Oréal bi-annual private sale, so I decided now was a good time as ever to stock up and try a few new things. I was pretty much out of shampoo and conditionner, I didn't have any hair masques left and I needed some new sunscreen for my face. Also, lately my skin has been really sensitive and allergic so I wanted to look into products for sensitive skin.

I got quite a few things, but everything was heavily discounted so I didn't end up spending that much, considering all I got.

Laroche Posay : Toleriane Ultra kit (30$), Anthelios SPF 45 Sunscreen for the face (10$)
L'Oréal : Youth Code Serum (7$), Everstrong hair masque (3$)
Vichy : Foaming cleanser and moisturizer (12$)
Biotherm : SPF  15 Lait Solaire (Free :D)
Redken : All Soft shampoo and conditionner (20$)
Essie : Nailpolish (4,25$ each)


That's all I got! I'm really excited about all of my purchases. Let me know if you'd like to see reviews of any of these products! I'd love to do them for you all :)

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Friday, 16 May 2014

Megan Fox Inspired Makeup : Subtle Smokey Eye with Red Lips

My inspiration pic

** Personnal update, Skip ahead if you're not interested! ** Hey everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for the past two weeks! I've been extra busy with school again so I barely had any time to think about blogging. I've been doing an internship closer to Montreal and living with my parents for the last two weeks. I'm also going back next week, but I had to come down here because I'm working this week end. It never ends -_-. Anyway.

Before I left for my internship two weeks ago, I made a look inspired by Megan Fox with red lips and a smokey lash line. (my friend Frederika from French Gypsy requested it ages ago, but I never got around to it. It's been on my to do list for months!)

I never ended up having time to edit the pictures and compose the blog post, so the pictures have been sadly sitting in my makeup folder untouched for a while now. I'm back for the week end in Quebec, and even though I don't actually have much time to dedicate to blogging, I decided to at least get this post up and running!

Enough chit-chat, let's get straight to the makeup look! I went for a smokey lash line (which is more apparent in my eye type than hers since I have a lot more lid space than she does), and pretty, intense, not too glossy red lips. I also defined my eyebrows more than I normally would and gave them a more pronounced arch like her. I went heavier with the contouring (although my lighting makes it hard to see there is any at all :P) because we all know how much she loves contouring! I hope you enjoy this look, let me know what you think in the comments below!♥

Megan Fox Inspired Makeup Look

I'm not sure why, but my lighting makes it look like my hair is almost red, which it definitely is not in real life. :/

Products used :

  • Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation
  • Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (NC 15)
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Nars Laguna and Orgasm Duo
  • Stila Kitten Highlighting Duo

  • Barbie Loves Stila Ponytail Doll Lipstick

  • UDPP
  • NYX Eyebrow cake powder in Ash
  • Stila In the Lights Palette (Kitten with Champagne all over the lid, Bliss in the crease and Sandstone in the outer corner. Ebony smudged and blended into the lash line. Bare as a brow bone highlight )
  • L'Oréal Infallible Lacquer Cream Liner in Very Black
  • Red Cherry Lashes (Can't remember which, sorry :/)
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara
After all that, my vanity is always a disaster! Does that happen to you?


That's all hope you enjoyed this! Have good day everyone! 

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Projet 10$/Week 2014 Update and Haul : Recent Purchases

Hey all! Today I'm doing an update on my new year resolution for 2014. Basically, if you haven't seen my new year resolution post, I decided to allow myself a budget of only 10$ per week for makeup throughout 2014 in order to encourage myself to think more about what I'm buying, to make myself wait for things that I want, and to be more sensible in general with my makeup purchases. In other words, I wanted to break my impulse buying habits as far as makeup is concerned. This rule does not apply to product repurchases, meaning once I run out completely of an item I use frequently (or if it goes bad, for example mascara), I can replace it and it doesn't count in my 10$/week budget. I also decided to lay off Bath and Body Works as well as Lush until at least august (which will be my birthday, so I may allow myself to indulge then) or until I finish up all my products, whichever is quicker (probably the former).

Today, I thought I would update you all on how it's going since I have made a few purchases recently. I guess we could call this a haul, although it's really tiny.

Bath and Body Works 

Status : I haven't even been in there for months, let alone buy anything. I'm doing good progress going through my hand soaps and candles, but ultimately I think it's unlikely I will run out of everything before august.


Status : I haven't been into a Lush store since December 2013. I still have body lotion and a few other bits and bobs to finish which are products that are difficult for me to finish. I'm really starting to crave a bath bomb now, but I am motivated to keep going.


Repurchases : I have repurchased my favorite mascara because the ones (yes I have more than one tube) I have are getting old. I haven't broken into the new tube yet, but I'm keeping it as a backup so that I have it as soon as I toss the other two. I also got an Avène Thermal Water Spray which I use as a setting spray after my makeup is done. I have used many different products for this in the past, but all of them are finished now so I needed a new one.

New purchases : I have been lusting over this Bourgeois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation for a long time now. While Bourgeois is easily accessible here, it's quite expensive so I have waiting for the right moment to get it. It was 27$ CAD. (Therefore I'm counting this as 3 weeks) I also got a new perfume which I hadn't counted on. Initially, I hadn't thought about perfumes when I made my nye resolution. However, since I believe this was by no means a necessary purchase, I decided it needed to be included in my makeup budget. The perfume I got is Purr by Katy Perry and it was 20$ (representing two weeks of budget).

That's it for this update! I wasn't expecting it to be so long winded, I hope you all don't mind! Let me know in the comments what your recent beauty purchases were and if I should think about including them to my list of products to get in 2014! Have a good day everyone ♥

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Pokemon Series : Zubat Inspired Makeup Look

I'm on a roll with Pokemon looks lately aren't I? Today I have Zubat for you all! I tried to mimic Zubat's wings on my eyes. I'm afraid It's not exactly the same shape now that I look back at it, but I think it looks quite cool anyway. Let me know what you think of this one in the comments.  

Products used :

  • UDPP
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Eyeshadow & Brows
  • Inglot Pressed Shadows in Blue, Purple and White
  • The Balm Nude Tude Palette (Brows)

Liner & Lashes
  • Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara
  • L'Oréal Studio Eye Lacquer Liner in Very Black (tight line and water line)
  • L'Oréal Lineur Intense Felt tip Liner in Very Black

Check out my other posts from the Pokemon Series : Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Kakuna, Arbok, Pikachu, Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Zubat, Oddish, Meowth, Gyarados

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