Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monthly Favourites: December

Another month has passed me by... I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you did too! I will be posting my favourites of 2009 soon! It's going to be a tough decision, since I have tried so many great products this year -- but there are some that I just can't give up on and some that has become by HG... I'll also be posting my "holiday haul" sometimes this/next week... =D

Select Sheer Pressed Powder (NC30): Tried and true -- this is the only MAC product that I've ever hit pan and repurchased 3 or 4 times now. This is a great finishing powder that is lightweight and not cakey at all.

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer (#8): Best concealer for scars and blemishes. Hands down. I tend to only buy/use concealers for my undereyes because I have been blessed with fairly flawless skin. However, my being impatient with my occasional acne has caused scarring which irrates the hell out of me. It's a slightly thick and full coverage concealer that sets nicely without looking cakey on the skin and just covers sooooooooooo well. Shade 8 is perfect for my complexion but a tad too dark for my undereyes. I use very little (pinhead size) and can't see myself run out of this any time soon -- but if i do I can see myself repurchasing it.

Diorshow waterproof mascara: This is one of the best mascaras I've used in terms of volume and length, however, I did have one problem with it and that it smudges like mad =( For a waterproof mascara, I don't appreciate that at all. I haven't tried it without undereye concealer though, because I think I am beginning to see a pattern when it comes to my waterproof mascaras and concealer -- and that if i wear concealer ... my mascara will smudge -- dunno why O_O

Make Up For Ever Sens'Eyes: This is a cream/lotion based waterproof make-up remover that is meant for sensitive eyes. This stuff is awesome and if it weren't so expensive, I'd be using it more often! I often avoid wearing waterproof make-up (mascara) because I really hate using oil-based removers... but this stuff is so gentle and does NOT leave a sticky/greasy feeling afterwards!

Crazy Haute lipglass: This is the marbalized lipglass from the Colour Craft collection this past summer. I got this at the last MAC warehouse sale (that I did not blog about) and omg... I LOVE it! It's a great pinky/coral shade that is semi-sheer, but packs just enough punch. The lipglasses from this collection was lovely and I regret not getting all of them (I think I have half of them) -- they are all so smooth and the colours so delicious!

Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 (mint): This is a vaseline-based lip balm with spf4 and is really soothing (probably because of the menthol). I have mint, but it comes in a bunch of flavours such as coconut, vanilla, mango, etc etc... I've been carrying it around with me since I got it and it's just so much more convenient when it's in a tube (vs. the Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm that's in a tin) and definitely more sanitary.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pot Pourri

When you stop blogging for a while... you kind of lose momentum and lose your motivation to pick it up again... I'm really trying not to do that... so here I am... but I don't have much to write about at this moment!~

I've been so extremely busy just relaxing and catching up with my friends since my exams ended, because I've been in hermit mode for SO LONG.

I got to hold one of the olympic torches that was part of the relay as it passed through Toronto!! That was really cool!! The gentlemen who brought it in is the grandfather of one of the students at the school I work at. After the assembly/presentation, the kids all whined how "boring" it was to me... it was so funny. Once lunch started and he was packing away the torch in the office, ALL the teachers ran to the office to get a glimpse of it... then someone asked if they could take a picture holding it... which led to EVERYONE requesting the same thing! The adults and teachers were definitely more excited about it than the kids were =P

As for make-up related news.... I filmed a BUNCH of videos including tag videos and haul videos... but I deleted them all by accident >_< and now I'm too lazy to re-film...

I hauled a lot since my last post... both MAC and Sephora... so much that it's too much to post in pictures and to make a new video about.... so... I'm just gonna scrap it o_o sorry ladies...

I DOOOOOO have a contest coming up!!! both on YT and on my blog.... I have made partner with YT for a while now.... but I don't have a banner yet... and I don't know how to make one lol... so the contest will be revolved around that... and I've accumulated lots of prizes for it. As for the blog, I am thinking of a new layout... again... I am illiterate when it comes to anything like that... (which is why I've stuck to the standard blogspot template)...

Thats it for now... I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday!



Monday, December 07, 2009

Quick Update and Christmas Wish List

Ok... so I was hoping to blog a bit more now that classes are over and that I'm "only" studying for exams... except the stress of exams have gotten to me. So here I am... one more post until the END of my exams (Dec 17th)... it's so close... yet soooooooooo far away!!!! =*(
I still need to post the IMATS pics that Kristine sent me too >_< baahhh
This has got to be the most stressful semester of my university career.... and I cannot wait until it's OVER!!!!!

To take the stress off a tad... I was daydreaming up a list of items I want for Christmas (and most likely will end up getting for and from myself rather than from friends lol)... here goes:

in no particular order....

* George Foreman Grill
* Conair Sound Therapy Relaxation System
* Mall/MAC/Sephora/Holts/Chapters Gift Card
* CHI Hair Straightener
* Jurlique Hand Cream
* NARS Funny Face lipstick
* YSL Rouge Volupte #9 and #13
* MUFE Flash Palette
* Gym membership
* Complete Sex and the City DVD Box set
* Micro SD Memory Card (4gb)
* WASGIJ Puzzle
* Lush: Bathbombs, emotibombs, shower jellies