March 2011 Favourites

Here are a few things I've found myself using almost religiously this month, especially while I was in California. There's also a couple of new products that I just started using this month and loved.


SKIN79 Super+ BB Cream: Gold Label
(Gold Label is for dry skin, and Hot Pink is for oily)

Despite the fact that I think it broke me out (tearz), I still love it. It's enough coverage (for me) and very lightweight for everyday. A little goes a long way, you don't wanna cake on BB cream. I use it every other day to avoid breakouts. I find that I can still use it if I switch up my foundations day to day instead of using BB cream day after day which I believe to be the cause of my break outs.

COVERGIRL Smoothers Concealer in 710 Light

I decided to show you the coverage on my tattoo. This is pretty damn good considering most concealers can barely ever cover up tattoos, unless it's something super heavy duty and thick which most of the time, won't even completely cover it. However, considering how much it can cover up, it's really good... so imagine the wonders it does for dark under eye circles! 
It's super smooth and creamy. I picked this up when I saw how amazing sccastaneda made it look in her videos. Some cons for me is that it has a pink undertone to it... I still use it though. I just use a highlighter on top if I want to brighten it up but most days, I can still get away with it. It can also get kind of cakey/flaky if my skin's super dry that day. It works better if you use your fingers to blend it out since it'll warm up the product. Some say it creases for them as well.

 ANASTASIA Brow Wiz in Brunette

This was the only brow product I used for the whole time I was in California. It's a skinny mechanical brow pencil which is great and travel friendly because no sharpening is required. The fact that it's skinny, makes it easy to always get sharp lines if you need to unlike regular brow pencils where you'd have to constantly sharpen it. The formula has the perfect amount of wax where it makes your brows look natural, yet defined. Having a spoolie on the other side, gives it that extra plus as well.

WET N WILD Color Icon Blusher in 831E Pearlscent Pink

It's like a more wearable NARS Orgasm. Wet N Wild has be impressing me a looot. Their new color icon collection is amazing. Super blendable, smooth and pigmented colors. It's been one of my everyday blushers, along with the next product below. The con is the cheap packaging smells horrible... however, eyeshadow quads I purchased didn't have a strong smell, it was just this blush.... it might've just been this one in particular.

ELF Studio Line Blush in Tickled Pink

It's the perfect everyday blusher. It can go with any make up look - dramatic or simple. The only con is that it's suuuper sheer so you have to try really hard to layer and build up the color. 


LIP ICE Lip Balm in Apple

I brought this with me during my California trip and I found myself using this constantly whenever I needed it. I always always always need some form of chapstick/lip balm. And if you're a long time follower, you'd know that my holy grail was Carmex. However, I found myself using this over my Carmex!!!! It's because of the packaging - I like that it's in the chapstick form. It smells amazing. It has the right amount of menthol and best of all, it really did moisturize my lips well. Bye-Bye Carmex! (for now)

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lovelorn

I am sooooooo glad that I exchanged Speed Dial for Lovelorn!!!!! I am so in love with this lipstick! I got a bunch of my girlfriends wanting to try this out. The color is just the perfect everyday pink and what I love about it, is that it's a lustre - which makes it even better for everyday because it's sheer yet buildable to your liking!
The only con is that it doesn't feel very moisturizing on my lips... but I find that's like most MAC lipsticks anyways. Nothing like chapstick/lipgloss won't fix!

Please excuse that they're a little... or a lot dirty. >_<

SEPHORA Airbrush Concealer Brush

Dab, dab, dab, and blend - Perfecto. 
A lot of people, including myself like to use the MAC 224 brush for concealer, (I originally got the amazing tip from my favourite make up artists pixiwoo) it does an amazing job of blending and concealing any undereye circles or blemishes. However, I only had one so it was either going to be my concealer brush or my shadow blending brush for that day so when I found this in Sephora, I had to try it out.
Long story short - it has the sythetic fibers like most concealer brushes which I personally hate because I find those do a crappy job of blending and it cakes it up. It's dense but big and fluffy.

Conclusion: it's a mix of a regular concealer brush (dense/synthetic fibers) and the MAC 224 (blending) = wonderful.

ECOTOOLS 6 Piece Eye Brush Set
-Large Shader/Highlighting Brush
-Angled/Crease Brush
-Blending Brush
-Petite Eye Shading Brush
-Smudge/"Liner" Brush

These two are my favourite from the brush set. It's fantastic for highlighting/blending. Amazing quality, very soft and picks up color very well for synthetic bristles which are 100% cruelty-free, YAY!
The rest of the brushes are also great, these two were just my favourite ones from the bunch. It has the brush case with a mirror. Perfect for travel and yes, I also brought this with me to Cali and was very pleased! 


URBAN DECAY Naked Palette

Well, DUH. I mean do I really need to explain why this is my favourite? This isn't even a March favourite, this is a LIFE favourite. Kthnxbye. Yes, be jealous if you don't have it. :)


 REVLON Scented Nail Polish in 325 Gum Drop

Beautiful Purple Lilac color. The scent is like a subtle (thank god) sweet smell. Maybe like cake or something. However, as the days goes by, the scent starts to fade... which I don't mind because I don't even care for the scent. Just admire how pretty this color is! It is kind of sheer, so it takes 2-3 coats for an opaque color like most Revlon nail polishes.

Both of these beautiful babies were purchased in California. Thank you Hanh <3

Got these from a really cute shoe store (I forget the name) by Huntington Beach.
Wedges are super easy to walk in, if you find heels are just not for you... which I will consider you as not a girl. LOL. These are perfect for sunny days <3 I wore it a lot in Cali :)


 BADGLEY MISCHKA Ankle Strap Peeptoe Platform Heels 
Wooo that's a mouthful, but a total fucking beauty.

I wore them for our last date night. TEARZ
Thanks again babe, I love my shooooez!!! ^___^

He knows very well how much I love shoe shopping and if there's something he doesn't like, I won't get it... which happens a lot LOL. But the moment he says "I like them" - that's an instant purchase without hesitation.

Hope this post was informative or somewhat helpful and you enjoyed it!


Storing False Lashes

So before I had a hard time trying to find a way to store my eyelashes... I had this idea where I would just put it in one of those plastic containers with the dividers... but my only problem was that I wouldn't know which brand/number/style the lashes were. So for now... until I come up with THE MASTER PLAN, so far this is how I'm storing majority of my lashes.

I got this container for $6.50 I think at Daiso.

It comes with these dividers you can place in yourself.

Just snap it off....

and insert if you want individual small squares or a longer rectangle...


Okay, so here's how I figured I can just store it in here for now where I'll still know the brand/style/number/etc. For the most part, I usually remember what style they are but sometimes you get pairs that look very similiar (ie. criss-crossed), so it's easy to forget.

First Example:

 These are my favourite natural hair lashes.
ARDELL 120 Demi's

This was one of my main reason for wanting to find a better way to store my lashes because the packaging for the natural hairs like ARDELL/ANDREA/etc.... are horrible. Super bulky and it takes up way too much space.

 All I did was I just took it out of the horrible bulky packaging and cut the board thingy majig (lol) in half.

Then I stack it on top of each other just place it in the divider space!

Second Example:

For other packaging, I just do the exact same thing and cut the piece in half.
These lashes are from Daiso.

I also wrote on the packaging that it's from Daiso in case I forget.

Third Example:

Okay so same steps as above... except I wrote the brand on the back. And both of these are by the same brand.
(Mesmoreyes: they're nice... very compariable to Ardell. Can be found at Pharmasave)

So to save even more space, I'll put the same brand and stack it in the same divider space.
The one on the left are actually Dollarama ones and I really like them too!

On the very last bottom right corner, I had ones that no longer had its box.

Unfortunately.... I still have more where I didn't have enough space for... BUT it did save up a LOT of room. And this is only half of it.... >___<

You may wonder why I don't just label it. My reasoning for that is because lashes have a certain amount of life time LOL... as you know they can be reusable for a few uses... more if you take good care of them, however - they're not gonna last forever. So either the lashes could be discontinued or whatever... if I used those label stickers, sometimes you can't remove it nicely. I'm just picky.

You may suggest: use post-its. Well, that's stupid because it'll come flying off and not stick down properly (most of them anyways.)

Until I find the perfect post-it with a  full sticky backing that sticks and removes properly, that's probably how I will start to label it... but for now, this is working okay for me and I like being able to see it all displayed out!

Hope this was somewhat helpful and gave you some ideas/tips. If you have some sort of amazing idea on how to store your lashes and made my idea look idiotic - please let me know. Sharing is caring!



Package from Lisa!

Awhile back, my girl Lisa had a blog giveaway that I decided to participate in and I wonnnnn! I received the news when I was in California so it would double fun for me! LOL

She's a gorgeous girl and does knitting as well which is super cooooool! So be sure to check out her blog/youtube. 

She has youtube too :)

LOL yes, that's a crapload of links :P But let's get started on opening the package!!

She has the typical nice asian writing LOL 

Had a little note from her! :)

She packaged it all super nicely so nothing was crushed or anything! AWESOME! 
and COACH tissue... how fancy ;)

Hercut Styling Catalyst Hair Product

Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
Purity Cleanser
Lavanila Sun Cream

Skin Recovery Green Tea Mask 
- I'm super excited about this, you all know that I love my sheet masks! Green Tea is supposed to be really good for your skin!

Forever 21 Satin Bow Alligator Hair Clips
- If you know me personally or have followed me for a reeeeally long time, you'll knnow I have a weird obsession with bows! (and owl jewelry)

Okay so onto the real make up!


Urban Decay Loose Pigment Shadow in BAKED

Rimmel Color Rush Quad in 004 SMOKEY BLUE
- Shadows aren't super pigmented, it's pretty sheer so definitely will probably need to pack on the color and use a base BUT I loooove this quad, I think it'll make a really nice subtle smokey eye!

The rest of the stuff was packaged in this box :)

 Loreal Hip Duo in SASSY
- I've been wanting this since I saw xteeener use this in one of her tutorials... Unfortuantely, Canada doesn't carry all of the Hip Duo shadows so I was super excited about this one! One of the main reasosn why I entered the giveaway LOL *dork*


Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipstick in WINE ROOM 906D
- I purchased a couple of lipsticks in this collection last summer and I love them for the pigmentation... however, the packaging is horrible. The lipstick itself falls out from the tube, the tube is plastic and cheaply made... 
They're all matte finishes I believe... but the pigmentation definitely makes up for the horrible packaging... and it's cheap so can't expect too much from them!

Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in 36 (sample)
- Beautiful color and pigmentation!

Benefit Full Finish Lipstick in LADY'S CHOICE
- I love this color too! Beautiful Nude!

Rimmel Royal Gloss in 221 SWEET LUST

 (swatches are all in order as mentioned above)
- Wine Room, 36, Lady's Choice, Sweet Lust

I love it all! I can't wait to try everything out especially the shadows and lipsticks! They're all gorgeous picks! Thanks Lisa!!!! <3

Be sure to check her out and follow her on blog/twitter! :)