I'd like to know if any of you have any requests on what you'd like to see more of? It would be super helpful and great to get some feedback from my readers! :) shoot me some ideas/requests! <3

and here's two OOTD's I was able to snap a picture of recently! Everything is pretty affordable but from old seasons collection. I really need to update my wardrobe but lately make up has been feeding me more than when clothes used to LOL

 Top: H&M
Shorts: Aritzia
Accessories: Belt: Urban Behavior (it came with a dress) / Bracelet: Either F21 or H&M

Cardigan: Urban Behavior
Top: Artizia
Shorts: Garage (their shorts fit me so well!)
Flats: Aldo
Bag: Icing
Accessories: Watch: Aldo / Sunglasses: H&M / Ring: F21 / Belt: Daiso (LOL YES! The quality is actually is quite nice!)



Collective Haul & Quick Review

I've decided to narrow it down to the stuff I really just wanted to show... all the others weren't good enough (itty bitty things) for this post or I just didn't have much to say about it. I've accumulated all these products overtime... now that I look at it, it's not TOO much... I'm proud of myself. :)


Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation
- I LOVE IT. It's amazing for my dry skin. Normally cream foundation would show my dry patches but this is the most moisturizing cream foundation I have ever tried! The coverage is amazing - medium to full, I would say and the lasting power is good. I have been using this everyday and I've already hit pan and bought a backup! LOOK AT ME! I ACTUALLY HIT PAN!!!!! LOL

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush
- PF claims this is supposed to "boost up your mood" due to the scent: "Violet" as they described it.. I like the scent, my gf think it smells like old lady though. It gives a nice sheen to the skin... I bought Rose first because I thought it'd show up on me a little more than Natural but I gave in and bought it shortly after. To my surprise, Natural actually showed up more pigmented on my skin than Rose! All in all, I do like these and I also want to pick up their bronzers as well! The packaging is also to die for!

- Speaking of packaging, it also comes with a cute red/pink brush (that's crap obviously) and a mirror!

Ecotools Blush Brush
- I've been using this brush everyday for blush/bronzer. It's made of taklon bristles so it's 100% cruelty free. As you guys should know by now that I love and support ecotools for that reasoning and how their products are green friendly! It doesn't pick too much product which can be nice if you just want a subtle flush of color. I like it because it's soft, fluffy but still fairly dense and it's also slightly tapered at the tip for easy contouring.

Maybelline Define-A-Brow 
- It's alright. I got it because sccastenada made it look nice lol. It's not as skinny as the Anatasia Brow Wiz but it's smaller than a pencil. It can give a natural or a harsh look - depending what you're going for... I also like to brush it out with a spoolie for a more effortless natural look.

 Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
- I just wanted to give this a try because I figured why not and I get a bonus eyeliner AND maybe it'll help condition my lashes and make it grow. I looked up reviews and pretty much it seemed like the "growth" factor didn't work for anyone, even though it said 96% saw a difference LOL. -___- but it's okay, I like the brush head applicator. Haven't used it yet though (obviously).


Milani Baked Eyeshadow
- I've heard such great things about Milani products and when I saw this color, I just had to have it! I normally really love any baked product so I figured I should give this a try! So far, I like it. The pigmentation is great, and it's easy to blend. A great outer corner color! :)

- It's like a black-brown with mainly gold shimmers in it, but with a hint of some bronze/silverish white. The gold actually does a decent job of showing up which is a huge plus!

Loreal Color Appeal Trio Pro
- This is part of their summer collection I believe. They have two shades; blonde and brunette. I obviously picked the trio of brunette, plus I liked the colors more and I knew it would look better for my eyes/skin tone. I was excited because I thought this would be great for everyday use and it is. However, the pigmentation wasn't impressive and the quality especially. It was not silky smooth but it was not chalky..... However, when I applied it on my eyes... the tiny little shimmers were beautiful! I can't quite explain it but it just look beautiful on the eyes.

- The pigmentation can be buildable, as you can see it looks very pigmented in the swatches. But that was like me literally going back and forth. But with a base, and just some layers, it can be beautiful! Easy to blend, little to no fallout.

Milani Liquif'eye Pencil
- In Vancouver, we don't have the full Milani line so I asked my girl RAE to send this to me since I've been dying to try it with all the hype it's been receiving. I cannot wait to try it! Thanks again babe!!!


MAC Cremesheen Lipstick
- Yes, if you follow me on twitter, you would know that I went and purchased this again! If you're a new follower: back story is I got Speed Dial, didn't like it on me, (although I really wanted to because I loved the color) returned and exchanged it for Lovelorn (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE) and then I got my girls liking Speed Dial when I first showed it off... So when they got it, I wanted it again LOL. So I decided to give it a second try and I actually really like it this time!

Kiehl's Lip Balm #1
- I originally wanted the mango flavored but they were sold out and I didn't like the other ones, so I decided to just get the original. It's alright, it melts quickly onto your lips. I don't think it works better than Carmex for dry cracked chapped lips. It does have SPF 4 which is nice..... well actually, that's one of the reason I decided to get it - not many lip products have SPF so that's a plus!

BonneBell Lip Lites Lipgloss
- I've been trying to find a nice nude lipgloss and I just randomly saw this in the corner of my eye and thought: This is actually a nice color! It's cheap. Why not! Pigmentation is nice and it's not sticky! The scent is like artificial vanilla.


Joe Fresh Nail Polish
- Decided to give these a try. Formula kind of sucks, streaky. It takes about 3 layers for an opaque coat.

- However, the brush is actually nice. It`s thin but it spreads really nicely. It would`ve been amazing if the formula of the nail polish wasn't as streaky as it is.

 Aco Nail Polish (Ardene's)
 - I got two for $6 and the pigmentation is amazing! One layer gives an opaque coat! It's been a couple of days and so far no chipping. Note: I don't put a top coat on!

Hope you guys enjoyed this! Lots of affordable products since I have been on a budget myself and I cannot splurge anytime soon so I am always on the lookout for great products for a good price! I'll have more posts coming up, just be your usual patient self! :P

As for now, follow me on tumblr id you aren't already! I just recently made a new one. There, you'll get to knew me more personally (aside from twitter!) where I will laugh, cry, rant, share whatever it is on my mind. :)



Quick (and fail) EOTD

I did this look the other day and I forgot some of the products I used... lol OOPS, forgive me? :)

From what I can remember:
ELF Eyelid Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk"
Wet N Wild Color Icon Palette in "Vanity" (mixture of the top two colors) on inner corner
MAC "Woodwinked" on lids
MAC Eye Kohl Pencil in "Rosemary & Thyme" on waterline/lashline
MAC "Humid" on lashline (to set the liner)
ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

I forgot what I used on the outer corner, brow bone color and lashes. :(

(I got lazy taking pictures -__-)

Foundation: Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse in "240 Natural Beige"
Lips: MAC "Speed Dial"

I forget everything else :(

I'm working on my collective haul, patience... :) prepare for a long post though lol



FOTD/EOTD - Beloved Taupe & A Hint Of Gold X2 (Drugstore Products)

Herro my lovez, another EOTD/FOTD - using the exact same concept as my previous post, but just different colors. Actually, majority of my looks are always the same lol... but hey - everyone has a certain technique on doing their eye make up to compliment their own eye shape right? :) This is usually (not all the time.. sometimes I change it up when I find inspiration) the way I personally do my eye make up that I find looks best for my eye shape!

Anyways, I used all drugstore products excluding my blush! I like to use my high end products for special occasions and my beloved products that's sacred because I'm a dork like that and I only use fancy products for when I see the boyfriend because I'm an even bigger dork. HAHAHA but nonetheless, I also adore drugstore make up and I truly believe that they are TOTALLY STEPPING UP THEIR GAME! I've seen major improvement in their packaging and products as of late! :)

Products Used:
LOREAL Hip Duo: Gilded (Gold on the inner corner)
NYX Single Eyeshadow: Taupe Pearl (Taupe brown on the center of the lids)
MILANI Baked Eyeshadow: Melange (Black w/ Gold shimmers on outer corner)
MAYBELLINE ExpertWear Quad: Chai Latte
"Lid color" (Light brown on crease/"transition" color)
"Brow bone color" (Shimmery light beige on brow bone)
ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
QUO Lashes #806


MAYBELLINE Dream Smooth Mousse: 240 Natural Beige
COVERGIRL Smoothers Concealer: Light
MAYBELLINE Dream Matte Powder: Medium Beige (Only to set under eye concealer)

BONNEBELL Glimmer Bronze: Gold N Glitz
LANCOME Blush Subtil: Cosmopolitan Pink

RIMMEL Lasting Finish Lipstick: 006 Pink Blush
BONNEBELL LipLites Lipgloss: Cappuccino

Next post will be a collective haul hopefully! Stay tuned! :)


- J.


A Thank You/EOTD - Beloved Taupe & A Hint Of Gold

How's everyone doing? I finally made it to 200 followers on Blogger!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! To most people, that's nothing but to me, it's something! YAY. Perfect timing to have a new blog post up right? :) 

I know I'm not as active on blogger/update as much as others - it's just takes up a lot of time to take pictures and then edit/upload them. And most of the time I rather just TALK about a product than to try my best to explain it through text because I suck... but then again I suck at explaining in general so... eh? LOL. Also, a lot of people (including myself), are just too lazy to read anything and just like to skip to the pictures.... 

With that being said, let's get on with the pictures :)

As you know know, I adore... okay more like am obsessed with taupes. So I decided to play around with a pop of gold.

I'll list out everything I used in order, as well as the steps!

ELF Eyebrow Kit: "Dark"

ELF Eyelid Primer 
(This stuff is NO joke! Very compariable to UDPP/TFSI... except I think it may be even better than TFSI, which I do use more than UDPP)

PHYSICIANS FORMULA Shimmer Strips: "Smoky Hazel Eyes"
2nd Color from the top - All over the lid

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil: "Milk"
- Apply only on the inner corner, 1/4 (is that correct? LOL) of the lids (for the gold shadow I used)

LOREAL Hip Duo Shadow: "Sassy"
- Apply on the rest of the lids up to the crease (not touching the first bit of the lid with the MILK pencil)

URBAN DECAY Naked Palette 
Half Baked - Apply all on top of MILK pencil, inner corners & 1/4 of the lids
Hustle & Creep - Mix the two and apply on the outer corner
Naked - Apply as the transition color blending out the harsh edges and towards the brow bone

STILA Kajal Eye Liner: "Bronze"
- Apply on the waterline, lower lashline

WET N WILD Color Icon Palette: "Vanity"
Bottom right color - Set the Stila- Bronze liner.

URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide On Eyepencil: "Zero"
- Tightline

ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen 
- Line the upper lashline with a wing

MAYBELLINE Mascara: The Falsies

MESMOREYES False Lashes:  #223

MAYBELLINE Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation: 240 Natural Beige
COVERGIRL Smoothers Concealer: Light
MAYBELLINE Dream Matte Powder: Beige Medium
LANCOME Blush Subtil Sheer: Cafe Au Lait
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Happy Booster Blush: Natural
NYC Bronzer: Sunny

MAC: Dressmaker Dressmaker

Hope you guys likie likie... I know there's only one picture of the actual eye look but my BB flash washed out all the other pictures :( I have yet still have to figure out how to use my digital camera to the best of its ability for EOTD's... for now, my BB is the best with the auto-macro setting... >__< working on it!

Thanks again to all my new and old followers! <3

- J.