Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What I've been reading!

Hi Ladies,
sorry for the lack of blogging... been very busy with all the Christmas shopping!! And This Friday, I'm going to Texas with my other half. His mom's families are all there and it will be the first time I meet them! Spending Christmas and New Years with them this year.

Anyhow, back to the topic...  I've been reading this series of book by Suzanne Collins:

  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay

I finished the first book, The Hunger Games, not long ago and I was hooked!! I'm half way through the second book and can't wait to finish the whole series. 

Here's the small summary from the book:
"In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV.
One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games.
But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love."

I strongly recommend this trilogy if you love reading!! ^^
Till next time...~

Friday, December 9, 2011

Revlon Lip Butters in Canada!! Swatches, review & comparison

Hi ladies,
I'm finally back with a very raved about product and they are the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters!!! They have finally arrived in Canada!!! YAY!!

From all the blogs and videos I've seen about these Lip Butters, there are 4 colors I really really wanted to get my hands on. They are: Berry Smoothie, Cherry Tart, Lollipop & Sweet Tart. If you find them, just grab them because they are being sold very quickly. The stands only have about 2 of each color!!!
Berry Smoothie, Cherry Tart, Lollipop & Sweet Tart 

Berry Smoothie

 Cherry Tart


Sweet Tart

Without Flash (Berry Smoothie, Cherry Tart, Lollipop & Sweet Tart)

With Flash

They were actually quite hard to find, especially Berry Smoothie!! The prices also vary greatly from store to store!
  • At Wal-Mart: $7.97
  • At Jean-Coutu: $8.99
  • At Pharmaprix: $9.49
  • Very moisturizing
  • Very lightweight
  • Very wearable color
  • Lots of shades/colors to choose from
  • Great products to try new colors that might be too edgy in lipstick form
  • Very glossy
  • Not too long lasting, about 2 hours
  • Might be hard to find the shades you want
I will most probably get more shades when they eventually go on sale...

They are very comparable to the Elf Conditoning Lipbalm and the NYX Tinted Lip Spa:

Hope you enjoyed my review!!!
Till next time...~

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Warehouse Haul: L'Oreal & Marcelle

Hi ladies,
I'm back with a very damaged wallet haul!! lol I'm sure there are others who made much more damage than me, but here's mine.

Like the title says, there was two warehouse sale that I was able to attend, L'Oreal and Marcelle. And here is all the makeup products I got.

Let's start off with the L'Oreal sale:
  • Lancome gift set - $35 
    • Bi-Facil eye makeup remover (full size)
    • Definicil high definition mascara (full size)
    • Color Design effects eye shadow smooth hold in Drape, Volcano, Drama & Optic
    • Blush Subtil Duo in Pink Chic
    • Eyeliner Pencil in Black Ebony (full size)
    • Juicy Tubes in Miracle and Moulin Rose (full size)
    • Color Design lipsticks in Poople Skirt (Metallic), Love It! (Cream) & The New Pink (Sheer) (full size)
    • Blush and eyeshadow brushes
  • Maybelline Colorsensational in Coral Crush (515) - $2
  • L'Oreal Intense Color Riche in Perfect Red (377) and Magnetic Coral (373) - $2 each
  • L'Oreal Automatic Lip Liner in Reds - $2
  • L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion in Carbon Black - $2.50
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto in Soft Black - $2.50
  • L'Oreal nail polish in Rigin' Cajun - $2
  • L'Oreal Resist & Shine Titanium in 185 (no color on the bottle) - $2
  • Essie in TooToo Hot - $5
Lancome gift set:

From bottom to top
Love It!, Poodle Skirt & The New Pink

Left to right
Miracle & Moulin Rose

Onto the other lipsticks:
This is actually my first time purchasing RED lipstick! I've always thought it looked really edgy on woman, but never really tried it myself, but I thought for $2, why not give them a try. Will let you know what I think of the colors on another post.

Coral Crush, Perfect Red & Magnetic Coral

And now, Nail Polishes:
I got a peachy red and two different shades of red to try out.
185, Ragin' Cajun & Too Too Hot

Lastly, some hair products and a sunscreen
  • L'Oreal StudioLine Curl Power - $2.50
  • L'Oreal StudioLine Indestructible Creation Spray - $2.50
  • Lancome SPF 50 Ultra Fluid Texture - $19.25

Onto the Marcelle Warehouse Sale:
All cosmetics were at $2 each!!
  • Annabelle 4 Show eyeshadow in Vivid-Eye
  • Annabelle Glossy Crayon in Florish
  • Marcelle 2 in 1 Retractable Plumping Lipliner in Rose Velours
  • Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight Black
  • Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner in Black Out
  • Marcelle Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Very Black
  • Marcelle Accent Eyebrow Crayon in Granite & Luscious Black
  • Marcelle 2 in 1 Retractable Eyeliner in Black
  • Annabelle Smudge Liner in Ohmygoth!
  • Annabelle Makeup Pro Brushes in a Large Shader Brush & Retractable Lip Brush - 2 for $2
Will be back with swatches, tell me if you girls want me to review a particular product!
Till next time...~

Monday, October 24, 2011

Finally Engaged!!!~

Hi Ladies,
As the title says... I'm ENGAGED!! ^^ After almost 7 years, he proposed!! This is the reason why I've been soooo busy lately!! I had to announce the news to all my families & friends. Going out for brunches, lunches and suppers!!!

He proposed on Thanksgiving weekend in Mont-Tremblant! He had reserved this beautiful room there with a balcony view overseeing the lake and the mountains. He proposed on the balcony, with the gorgeous view and the sunset! He went on one knee and said very beautiful words and at the end said: "Would you marry me?"

Now, onto the RING!!
It's funny, because everyone ask me if I chose it myself! They all say that it's soooo my style! ^^ I was very proud of him when I saw the ring. He did me proud! It's a round cut diamond with two small square cut diamonds surrounded by five more smaller round cut diamonds!

We still haven't decided on a wedding date yet, but we know it will be in 2013!
Till next time...~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review & Swatch: ELF Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15

Hi Ladies,
I know this is way over due, but better late than never, right? A few months back, I purchased a lot of ELF products because they had a 60% off. These are some of the products I purchased.
 (From left to right: Mellow Melon, Nice & Natural and Peaceful Pink)
  • Sun protection of SPF 15
  • Great color pay off
  • Affordable
  • Creamy, but not sticky

  • Unhygienic
  • Too much unnecessary plastic, not travel friendly
These conditioning lip balm does have a SPF scent to them, but I don't mind it too much. When I do happen to bring it out with me, I would always bring a retractable lip brush. This lip brush is from QUO. It is very small and sleek to carry around. Does take up much room.

Here's the swatches:
(From left to right: Mellow Melon, Nice & Natural and Peaceful Pink)

I would definitely recommend these to others, but just make sure you don't dip your fingers in them... especially when you're outside!!

Has anyone tried them before? How do you like them?
Till next time...~

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nail of the Week: Limited Edition Essie in Lady Like

Hi Everyone,
sorry for not posting for such a long time. I will really really try my best to at least post once a week!! Today I have really quick post about the nail color, which is the Limited Edition, Essie in Lady Like! It's a really pretty vintage rose. Hope you like it!

Have a great end of the week.
Till next time...~

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Haul & Pictures: L.A, Vegas & Grand Canyon (Picture Heavy)

Hi Girls,
as promised, here are some pictures from my trip...

Grand Canyon:

Hoover Dam (Where Transformer 3 was filmed):

Las Vegas:

There's no pictures from L.A. because we were with families and didn't really go to any touristic places! Onto the haul... Here are a few things I got during this trip:

  • Vegas keychian
  • Vegas cup from Starbucks
  • Decoration dice
  • 24K Gold pieces - souvenir from Grand Canyon

White sandel I got from LA, Little Saigon Market...

2 pairs of fake eyelashes

At the mall:
Grey semi-casual blazer, love the ruffle on the sleeve and the belt!

Perfect length black and grey strip shirt

At Coach outlet:
Purse and wallet

Love all the compartments in the purse!


That's all for today! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!
Till next time...~