Friday, 26 October 2012

Chanel & MAC Haul + Swatches!



I cannot begin to express how excited I was when my order from Strawberrynet.com arrived 2 days ago! I was beyond thrilled with their delivery time (10 days) and adorable packaging (purple wrap & a cute Thank You card!) ....needless to say, I will be ordering again :)

I have always been curious about Chanel Products, and I always have wanted to try them out. However, I only have a handful of larger department store brands in my area- so I usually by most of my makeup online. I searched where to buy Chanel online (since the actual website doesn't ship to Canada) and found Strawberrynet- they have tons of high end brands, and fairly decent prices (although some of the prices are a bit high) ..... Anywho, after Googling some shade swatches, I purchased the Chanel Poudre Universelle. I heard lots about this product through Youtube and Makeup Alley. I have yet to try this, but I will be doing so tomorrow. I truly hope it works for me. 

Along with the powder, I received a free Stila Smudge Pot in the shade 'Sky' -
it was basically dried out, but eye drops perked it right back up. The only Stila product I own is a 'Stila Loves Barbie' Smudgepot, and its a really awful product :( but the packaging lured me in! lol

Here are some Photo's :)





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Today my MAC brushes from All Cosmetics Wholesale arrived, I cannot wait to try them!



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meanwhile, I ordered some Flat Thigh High Boots from UrbanOg-
I though they would be great for Winter, This will be my first pair of flat boots! 
What can I say? I adore my high heels!




' Disposition '



' Switching '


 ' Eyes Closed '





' In the Making '

* Just a quick note, I always pair legging with these 'dresses' lol *



Happy Autumn Everyone!


XO



Friday, 19 October 2012

Drugstore & Camera Ready Cosmetics Haul, + Swatches ...



Is anybody else just loving the Fall Season? Something about Autumn makes me feel all warm and fuzzy :) I love lighting some Vanilla and Pumpkin spice candles, while its cloudy and windy outside.


Anywho, I was excited about trying some new Drugstore goodies. I purchased the new Maybelline Cat  Eye's Mascara & Revlon Whipped Foundation. I also tried the different version of the L'oreal Lineur Intense. I can't really give a proper review for the mascara, as I use False Lashes- but Its not bad for the lower lashes :) I'm on the hunt for a mascara that will work for lower lashes. I find many leave clumps, and leave my lower lashes looking spidery. 





The foundation isn't to bad, however I find the undertone to be a little on the grey side- but once blended & set with powder, it looks nice.







As for the Lineur Intense, I don't care for it- the brush is flimsy, and its hard to go over your lash line with it (my line looked a little crooked, compared to my other Lineur Intense) ...I do love the formula though, it very black and solid. I simply dip my other Lineur Intense tip into the formula.

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Another purchase I was looking forward to was from CRC Cosmetics. I purchased the infamous Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (Shade 117) and the OCC Lip Tar in 'Cha Cha' -




I'm not going to lie, I don't like the Foundation- frankly, its quite terrible. Its watery, greasy, and has a strange scent. Also, I have really oily skin & my Kryolan Anti-Shine Powder will make pretty much any foundation last all day on me. MUFE HD was the only foundation that my Kryolan powder couldn't combat :( I'm pretty bummed, because I have heard so many positive reviews. I might just swap this on Makeup Alley. Hands down, the best foundation I have tried to date is Estee Lauder's Double Wear.



The Lip Tar is quite intense, its a pure orange. I have to say, that on Google the swatches I saw looked more peachy then pumpkin. Of course, I don't wear Lip Tars alone. I mix them with either a lipstick, gloss or both. Cha Cha doesn't look to bad when mixed with Peachstock lipstick by MAC, and NYX's Smokey Look Mega Shine Gloss. Even though I love nude lipsticks, lately I have been loving my NYX Mega Shine in Beige (a Rose/Pink colour) for Fall.

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In other fabulous news, I'm getting the Marilyn Monroe Blush 'Legendary' from MAC! I got an email from one of the amazing ladies that works for headquarters, and she told me they had 4 left in stock! even though it claimed to be sold out online. Always call MAC regarding out of stock collection items, they have a different inventory! I was so happy. I'm also thrilled that the Pro Products are now available online! I'll be purchasing the Paint Stick in Pure White soon.



I also couldn't resist ordering these shoes last night, they look so Lolita :)




Have a great weekend Dolls! 

XO

Saturday, 13 October 2012

MAC, NYX, Great Glam, UrbanOg, Ebay & ACW Hauls! + My new Iphone! & Swatches! (PIC HEAVY)



Hi Girlies!

Sorry I've been MIA for awhile, but a lot has been going on. I've purchased lots of stuff that past month, and I also was finishing work for the season- so I was working as many hours as possible. My most exciting purchase has to be my new Iphone 4! 

Its such a gorgeous phone, and its so useful. I can do so many tasks on it, and I'm over the moon. I was going to purchase the Iphone 5, but there was a sweet $0 Deal on the Iphone 4 and honestly, there wasn't much difference. I love all the apps you can download, Youtube access, internet, Email notifications face time + more. I already purchased a Lux Addiction case for it, and I'm waiting for it to be made. I asked that a few pink bows be added to the case I chose, since you have that option (which is lovely) .....



Meanwhile, before my Iphone obsession- the Marilyn Monroe collection arrived online, and I slept right through it- literally :( I had a really bad flu and was in bed for 3 days. I hopped online and already had an email from MAC announcing the collection, and I knew I was to late. MAC always sends these emails out a day or two after the collection has made its debut. I anxiously went to the site, and picked the the 'Silver Screen' deluxe eyeshadow. I really wanted the 'The Perfect Cheek' blush- but it, and pretty much the whole collection was sold out, and nothing has come back in stock. Even though I was kinda sad about that, I still like the Silver Screen eyeshadow, its a gorgeous shimmery silver. I find the pigmentation a bit poor, but its buildable. I do love the packaging, and the adorable box -





(Swatches of Silver Screen are below)

Afterwards, I made another huge MAC Haul. I purchased some Eyeshadows, some basics (Studio Fix, Myth Lipstick) Oyster Girl Lipglass, Dainty Mineralize Blush & Smolder Eye Kohl- (swatches ahead :P)...















Swatched over NYX White Eyeshadow Base-

I hope some of those where helpful for your future purchases :) All photo's taken in Daylight-
(Studio Fix Powder not pictured)

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Anywho, I received my MAC 138 Brush from All Cosmetics Wholesale, which I love! its a beautiful brush, and its so versatile! I use it for contouring, and applying my Studio Fix Powder. Its a bit pricey, but very worth it.


I have some more MAC brushes arriving from ACW!

I also made some random purchases this month. I purchased the NYX Eyebrow cake, a Purse from Ebay, and some heel-less shoes from UrbanOG- which BTW, are amazing! I love them :) and they aren't to uncomfortable. Of course I made my monthly Great Glam Order -_- (I'm still waiting for these) .....


This is great for brows, but I prefer it to set my current Brow Product-



I got the larger size (this is the Ebay phothograph) I got this in only four days from China!
I want more colours :)

Seller: ling_lam2008




(I'm still waiting for these beauties!)






I dont have much Green or Teal in my wardrobe, even though they are some of my favourite colors- so these are going to be a nice addition :)


I hope all of you are having a great weekend- Im waiting for some stuff from Strawberrynet.com! its my first time ordering with them, so I'll do a review on their shipping and whatnot, & take pictures-

XO