Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Infamous Nude Delight

I thought it only fitting that since I just uploaded a lipstick collections video that I would finally post a swatch of the now infamous Rimmel Nude Delight. I believe it was only a month or two ago when I picked this little gem up and since then I have been wearing it religiously. As you know I'm very much a nude lips kind of girl. This is by far the best nude for me that I have come across. It's has a very peachy undertone as I've mentioned countless times. Rather than washing me out as a lot of nudes tend to do...can someone say YSL Rouge Volupte? This one really brightens the face. It's rare to find a nude that looks just as good with a very natural minimal eye as with a very dark smokey one. I can't tell you how moisturizing it is which makes it a double threat. I find it more hydrating than the Chanel Aqualumiere's and those are really quite creamy. Now I know that it's not readily available in the US except for the odd CCO, but for those lucky few who have managed to hunt one down the response is always the same...OMG it's frikin AMAZING!!
Hopefully one of these days you'll all get to experience the awesomeness that is Nude Delight..and retailing at just $7 canadian your wallet will agree!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jewelry Cases

Hello all!
As stated in the video I wanted to post some pictures of what I keep my goodies in.  When I was originally looking around for a jewelry case, I saw ones that were mammoth and thought to myself, who the heck would buy something that big! Not to mention where would you keep it....seriously this thing was huge.
The SA said I would be surprised how many people are looking for ones that size. In fact she was eyeing the puppy herself. She stated that once you start collecting it's amazing how fast you acquire things. Well I did a pfftt to myself and told her to wrap up the roomy and very discreet little number you see below.

To the right is the little travel size that comes with it

Quite roomy don't you think?
Well the answer to that is NO! That SA was absolutely right! I should never have pashawed her! She knew what she was talking about. 3 yrs later I find myself on the lookout for one of those humongosauris cases. When you think that jewelry is something you'll collect for the rest of your life, a case this size simply won't do. I don't know when I'll ever be able to upgrade as the uber deluxe size is insanely expensive.  I guess they figure, if you can afford to fill it you can afford to fork out the bones. I have had to be a little creative, and decided to convert my BB makeup case that I picked up years ago, and use it in the interim. It actually works quite brilliantly. I just love new ways to use the things I already have!

I have put in an order for a very inexpensive yet very lovely jewelry roll. I have never used one before so I'm excited to see how it works. As mentioned before I hope to do more jewelry videos in the future. Thanks to all that requested it ;-D

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

What I failed to mention in the video was the exact amount and price of this puppy. It is 2.6 oz / 75 g and retails for $72 Canadian. Honestly for the amount you get it will last you forever! For those of you who exfoliate on a regular basis this certainly has to be up there with the very best!

I tried to get really close so that you could see the texture but, unfortunately it was at the price of some clarity. Hopefully you can see that it is quite powdery. Most definitely a product worth getting.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just a Pinch

I am such a novice when it comes to Mac...well I am now. There was a time when my collection was almost exclusively Mac. They were fresh and new, pushed the boundaries and...Canadian. So what was there not to love! But that was when they first launched, so quite awhile ago. Then I discovered there were so many other amazing product lines that Mac fell by the wayside. Just when I had almost written them off. I stumbled upon some amazing glosses and now...this. The lovely Elaine sent this to me awhile back and I just love it! It is the perfect natural flush. Like walking into a warm room after a day out in the cold. The texture is beyond silky! Sadly this was limited edition, but from what I hear it's never completely gone. They tend to re-launch them over and over with different collections. If anyone ever hears of them bringing this back in other colors (as I don't really follow Mac) please give me a heads up. They sure got it right with this one!

As I mentioned in the video, not only is it gorgeous on the cheeks, but with a little lip balm on your lips and this really rubbed in, it gives a "your lips but better" effect that is stunning!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

aahh BAGS!...this one is for the lovely Gina.

So I'm not sure if any of you have seen my requested bag collection video, but it seems to have triggered an obsession with some and a buying frenzy with others. Now I don't know if I should congratulate them or apologize to them. Seriously, my love of bags has honestly driven me mental sometimes. So many bags and not enough funds! I'm doing this post especially for the wonderful Gina from ginabinawina99....I think I actually got it right this time..yay!
She found herself a cream version of my beloved Kooba Chiara, but wanted to make doubly sure that she got the real goods. There is nothing worse than being scammed...hmmm well there actually are many things that are worse. Starvation, animal cruelty, homelessness just to name a few, but in keeping with the context of this blog, paying good money for a fake wannabe bag sucks! Therefore the purpose of these pictures are so that she can compare her bag to mine. Hopefully you all will find it somewhat interesting as well. So without further are a few pictures of two bags from the video she particularly liked.

Here we have the Kooba Chiara

I love how it decided to hold a pose

And now for Isabella Fiore

I'm so glad the camera was able to catch a little bit of the gold marbling that covers the bag, although it really doesn't serve it justice.

So there you have it. Gina I hope after seeing the pictures you can put your mind to rest and enjoy the heck out of your authentic Kooba bag!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Product Rave: ELLIS FAAS

As much as I love the idea of a blog it has been a bit of an undertaking. As I'm sure you've already noticed, I'm not a natural born writer. I'm a natural born talker. But it's times like this where I'm so glad  that I decided to bite off more than I can chew. I wanted to serve these products justice because I think they deserve it! There was certainly more that could have been said and shown but of course I'm a slave to the boundaries set forth by YT. What I wanted to add in regards to this wonderful line was that the products layer beautifully. It's the perfect product to use when going from day to night. If you happen to use the milky eyes in the day you could go over it with the creamy eyes and it would be flawless. You wouldn't get any patchiness or look as though your makeup has been on all day. The eyeshadows are enriched with flower and coffee extracts. The blushes are made with Vitamin C and E and the lip products are paraben free and also enriched with vitamin E. I also wanted to add that although I think it is a bit pricey,  I mean that in terms of ordering from Canada, what with the exchange rate of Canadian dollars to Euro and of course the added tax and shipping. If one was to live In Europe I think it's actually very reasonable for what it is your getting. Ahh yet another excuse to add to an already long list of reasons to cross the pond.

                                          C'est tres belle ..non?

As you can see from the swatches the creamy eyes (top two) are very pigmented and the milky eyes (bottom) are sheerer but they can be built up to be as dark as the creamy colors. From top to bottom E104, E105, E205

 Oh so many colors!...hmmm which ones to choose! Hopefully all of them!

The blush ( on top) is S302 and it gives a beautiful natural flush. It's amazing how well it blends into the skin. The bottom is milky lips L208 and it's a wonderful peachy nude. I topped it with Mac's Ember glow in the video.

As I stated in the video, since I've started using these products I haven't grabbed for anything else. They are so quick and easy to use, yet gives a totally flawless finish. I'm sure if you tried just one of her eyeshadows you'd be hooked!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Going Squirrelly!

As I mentioned in the long winded video, I first came across Squirrelly bread quite a few years ago and I've been hooked ever since. It's really delicious which is a must! I mean how is one supposed to keep things up if it doesn't taste good? I really do hope that this is available everywhere. One of my favorite things to eat is a slice of this with organic peanut buddy and banana slices...YUMMY!..hmmm I'm actually going to have to get up and make myself one of those right now!

They actually do make quite a variety of different breads so I'm sure you can find one that suits your taste buds! Please leave a comment below if you ever get to try it!