Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

19/11/11 Link Love

Have you heard of Beauty Bloggers for Charity? Tune into between Nov. 28th and Dec. 12th to bid on some awesome products. The auctions will be open internationally and all proceeds will go to Doctors Without Boarders, so don’t miss it!
Gouldylox Reviews tells you why you need these shadow sticks right now.
Jen vamps it up with her own OCC Lip Tar custom mix on My Funny Valentine.
Is Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed confused about what season it is or can she not help but be sucked in by the lure of Chanel? Take a look at the Chanel spring 2012 collection and decide for yourself!
At Eyelining Obsessions, Claire shares her favourite gold/bronze eyeshadows.
NOTD from L at Beautifully Addicted to featuring Beauty UK in Slate.
Phyrra’s Independent Spotlight with Concrete Minerals is one to be thankful for!
Looking for the perfect holiday beauty gift? Well, Krasey Beauty wants to show you this must-have from Votre Vu!
Jenn over at Spiced Beauty has some gorgeous Revlon nude swatches over at her blog. Guess what? They were only $6.00!
We’re already thinking about holiday gifts at Beauty Info Zone and one we highly recommend is Votre Vu’s It Kit. Everything from Votre Vu is gift-worthy yet the It Kit stands out above the rest.
Midnight Violets shares some of her favourite autumn lip colours - all at great prices, too!
Pay it forward this holiday season with Christina the Glitterholic and her awesome makeup up filled gift bags!!
Makeup, Beauty, and More shares her favourite holiday kit from Tarte that she thinks every makeup lover should have!
Jude shows you how to zap that cellulite for good in the comfort of your own home with Cellu Smooth from The Beauty Works.

Get clear skin for the holidays by entering Kim Porter’s Holiday Beauty Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!  Makeup Morsels recounts her recent hair care adventure, and throws in a giveaway for good measure!  Head over to her blog for your chance to win some magical Yuko Repair Through spray (US only, but there’s a virtual cupcake for international readers).
Head over to Beauty In The Mirror for a rave review of Cetaphil’s Gentle Cleanser & for a chance to win one!
Is the cold weather making you dry? Well, be sure to enter Pammy Blogs Beauty’s Carmex Healing Skincare Giveaway!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Does your lingerie match your personality?

Now it can!

I've spent a couple months checking out sites like Shoedazzle and Jewelmint that act like your personal shopper in that they offer a basic and simple personality quiz that then enables your 'personal shopper' to select items for you based on your results. I must say that they have been pretty accurate in selecting the things that i would normally choose and at times pushing me out of my comfort zone where I end up picking things that I love but may not have given a second glance before. But what about a site that helps you choose your lingerie?

That's where Adore Me comes in. They operate the same way in which the above mentioned sites do. 
This is what their press kit says:

Adore Me is the first lingerie website to offer personalized shopping that fits your style and your schedule. You begin by taking our short and fun Style Quiz that allows us to fill your showroom with products we know you’ll love. Buy them all or none (you are able to skip a month if you do not wish to purchase), each set is $39.95 with free shipping and exchanges. Not only do we personalize your showroom, but we also provide a relaxing and easy-to-use website that makes browsing effortless. Malls and department stores can be so stressful and not very helpful or informative when you have questions about your intimate apparel. At Adore Me, we have a knowledgeable Stylists that can help you with any questions you may have about fitting and you won’t have to stand in line or be elbowed by angry customers. We want your shopping experience to be equally as smooth and engaging as the lingerie you choose!

How exciting is that!??!! And they have some pretty lovely stuff

Very girly! 

Are you gonna check them out? What do you think of this idea?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Clarisonic Mia: Review

'You have such nice skin!' is something that I often hear from friends and strangers alike. It took me a while to be able to agree with them because you know us, those of the 'we are our own harsh critics' tribe....we can point out every flaw and every mark and everything that we wish we could change.

My skin issues are these:

I have combination skin with an oily T-zone. I have a few enlarged pores on my cheeks. I have slight discoloration/hyper-pigmentation around the mouth and I disliked the texture of my skin ESPECIALLY my forehead. I'd research for hours the best facial cleanser, day moisturizer, night cream etc in an effort to improve the way my skin looked...and yet nothing really seemed to make a major difference.

I eat well. Drink lots of water. I exercise and take my vitamins and yet.....bleh

Until i came across blogs and you-tube videos and heard testimonials from friends about the Clari-sonic. I googled and you-tubed and read everything i could on it but could not get past the price. $189.00 for a FACE BRUSH???!!??? I even considered the knock off from Sigma...heavily leaning towards it because it was a fraction of the cost and came with 3 brushes instead of one. 

And then i went to visit the boy. Walked into Sephora. And that was that!

[Clari-sonic Mia]

I was able to get all pictured above (including the charging dock) for $119. Can you say BARGAIN??

And then I used it....and fell in love. Seriously. This is THE best investment I've ever made with regards to my facial cleansing routine. As usual I won't go into specifics and give you the pros and cons that other bloggers would but i will tell you what this tool has done for my skin:

1. It deep cleans your face. Seriously! My skin feels so CLEAN after every use that I don't even want to put product on it. It feels all soft and smooth and tingly...

2. My pores....are almost invisible! I mean I'll always be able t point them out to you because it's MY face but if I'm honest...they really aren't that visible anymore.

3. The discoloration around my mouth? Almost gone! I mean that was the cincher for me. My face almost looks like one even complexion and I love that.

4. The texture of my skin has improved remarkably. No more tiny bumps or that 'leathery' (over exaggerating but you know what i mean) look that I hate.

5. My foundation applies like a dream!

6. You can use it with any cleanser. I'm currently using clinique

7. I even use it to ex-foliate my lips!

and best of all?? My first day back at the office after my mini vacation 'Wow, your face looks SO good' How's THAT for a reference?

Do your research guys! I guarantee that this will simplify your skin care routine and give you amazing skin. Let me know if you decide to get it :)


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Haulage: Sephora+ MAC+ MACY's

As promised, here's the haul from my trip. As it snowed most times and we were always on the road (ROAD TRIP!!) I didn't get to do as much damage as I wanted to. I only had 10 minutes in the MAC store and 10 in Sephora.

Missing from Pics: Beyonce Heat Rush and MAC's Club eye-shadow

 Splurged on Skin Care. Got the Clarison Mia and I LOVE it. It was a bargain at Sephora for $119. (USD) and came with the Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel, the Dr. Denniss Gross AHA Peel Samples, the Pores No More Pore Refiner and the Peter Thomas Roth Moisturizer with spf 25. I also bought the Clinique Step 2 set.

 Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau Fraiche, MAC Fix +, MAC Matchmaster foundation (7.0), MUFE HD Foundation (170), ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder, Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick, MAC Runway Red lipstick (from Candice), Rimmel's Airy Fairy, NYC Bronzing Powder in Sunny

*Reviews to come. Especially on the CLARISONIC. OMG best purchase ever!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Weekend in pictures :)

 We drove....a lot!

 Had breakfast and lunch and dinner...:)

Took pictures of miniature pumpkins

 FINALLY met my sister from another mother!

 We laughed a lot!

And I was happy!

*Haul to follow!