I am currently out of town but wanted to type a blogpost… and all I have with me is my makeup bag so I decided to do a quick post about what’s in my makeup bag! Also, I just got a new makeup bag and I am completely in love with it, so I just wanted to show you guys. Continue reading
Okay. So I have 2 more days in Hong Kong, and I am NOT planning on doing more hauls. (We will see how that goes). Here’s my one last MAC haul in Hong Kong, and probably my last haul for a long time, since I will be embarking my Project x Pan journey when I get back to Canada. I also wanted to talk about my first time getting my eyebrows fixed, and my very first “make up class”, all at MAC! Continue reading
Yeap. Another MAC haul. I went all out yesterday, after finding out that most basically everything from MAC is cheaper in HK than in Canada (taking tax into consideration). I swear this is the last haul I’m doing in Hong Kong, and I will be starting a project 20 pan when I get back to Canada! (I apologize for the quality of the pictures, but the lighting at the place I’m staying at isn’t the most idea for picture taking. I will be posting reviews on these when I get home, along with better pictures!) Continue reading
The weather is still humid and hot like yesterday, and I am bracing myself for weather like this for the rest of my time in HK, which I hope isn’t true lol! I headed back to Mannings today just because I can (gotta love how convenient it is to get everywhere in HK!), and also did a quick stop-by at a chain department store called Log-On. Continue reading
How is it June already?! Time passes way, way, way too fast! It means I’m going to be going on my trip in a couple weeks! So exciting, yet I”m dreading the whole planning and packing process… which I will leave till last minute sadly. I don’t think I’ve ever done a post on monthly favourites, so I figure I should start it now! Continue reading
I went to Holt Renfrew today in hope of locating the Prada bags I have been lusting for… but with no luck. Holt Renfrew just does not carry what I want! They did not have the Balenciaga City Bag that I wanted, or the Marc by Marc Jacob wallet that I wanted… and now this. But all is not lost! I wandered to the NARS counter, and ended up purchasing two NARS products from their summer collection. They did not have the products out for display yet, but they did have the products in stock. (Sephora did not have the summer collection in stock as of today). I got the Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, and the Liberte Blush. I totally did not plan on getting these today (was going to wait till I head to the states), but Holt Renfrew is having a promotion where you get a gift card that’s worth 15% of your cosmetic purchase, and 25% of your apparel and accessory purchase. Their site says it’s from April 28-29. I also got a Valentino perfume sample when I saw walking around! Yay for perfume samples! Continue reading
Hmmm so… the last thing I should be doing is shopping, seeing how exams are coming up and I really need to study, but I saw a GWP promotion at Lancome, and I just got sucked in, and headed to the mall with pearlessence!
I picked up the Teint Miracle foundation from Lancome. I have been using the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 14 hours this winter but it’s getting a little too heavy for Spring/Summer. Teint Miracle is a natural, light-weight foundation, with “AURA-INSIDE” technology to make the skin “lit-from-within”. It states that it has moderate coverage, natural finish. I got it in the shade Buff 2(W). I also absolutely LOVE the packaging! Continue reading
This was the first NARS blush I bought, and this is what started the unhealthy, expensive lust over NARS blushes. I love NARS’ packaging (of any of their products), the quality of these blushes are phenomenal.
Dolce Vita is a dusty rose colour with subtle shimmer. According to NARS’ website, Dolce Vita is a matte dusty rose… why are there shimmer in mine? (For those of you that own this blush… does yours have shimmer too?) Continue reading
I took advantage of Sephora’s 15% off discount last week and picked up this blush during my haul with pearlessence last Thursday. NARS describes Torrid as a “warm coral with golden shimmer”. I think that’s the perfect description for the shade. It’s a perfect blush for spring/summer. If you are not a big fan of shimmer in your blush (like I am), the shimmer in this is actually rather subtle, especially when you compare it with the infamous Orgasm. Continue reading
Yes another haul post… but hey one needs to use that 15% off at Sephora while one can right? MAC came out with a few collections today, so it only makes sense if I go check it out. Essie… well the salon had 50% off a bunch of Essie polishes! And I wondered into a drugstore… and walked out with stuff, as usual. So here are all the stuff I got!
Yes… I had a huge shopping spree (to me anyways) yesterday, and my excuses this time are: 1. 15% off at Sephora; 2: I worked in the lab from 10AM-9PM the day before; I won a Lush gift card from the wonderful Magdalena; 4: $10 off YSL Touche Eclat at The Bay ends soon.
So with all the reasonings above, I headed for Toronto for a weekend of shopping!
First I went to Lush, with the hope to get the Mask of Magnaminty, but they were all out of the smaller size, so I decided to get that another time. I did pick up Angels on Bare Skin (a facial cleanser), and a solid shampoo. The sales associate recommended Squeaky Green so I am going to give that a try, since I have absolutely no experience with Lush hair care. I was weary about how long the shampoo will last since it’s a pretty small piece, but apparently it lasted the sales associate 6-8 months… Although I still have doubts about that, I guess I will have to see for that myself!
Then I headed to MAC, I never liked the sales associates in MAC in Eaton’s Centre, everytime I went there, they act like they are too good to talk to you. I went to pick up another Cremesheen Glass but I also wanted to try the Pro Longwear Lipglass since there was a colour I really liked. Oh boy it was the most most most sticky lipgloss I have ever tried in my life, even after I wiped it off my lips, my lips still feel sticky, so that’s a no-go. I ended up picking up a Cremesheen Glass in Deelight (mid-tone neutral) as per recommendation from Karen (at makeupandbeautyblog). It’s such a natural colour, a change from my beloved Double Dare, but I can see how this will become an essential in my make up routine!
I headed to The Bay to pick up the YSL Touche Eclat since they have a $10 off coupon! I have wanted to try it for the longest time but could not justify the price tag, so this coupon gave me an excuse! Touche Eclat is such a holy grail item for so many people, so I really hope I will love it too! It’s a highlighter but everyone says it’s absolutely great as an undereye concealer, which is something I needed desperately! I got matched with the shade 2.5 (Luminous Vanilla, for light to medium complexion with warm undertone).
And now to the store that basically sucks money out of my bank account – Sephora. I am still upset I didn’t get to go to the VIB event on March 28th to get all the freebies! But hey, what can I do? Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is the only thing I actually needed, but the only shade they are out of is mine (Bisque). I checked another Sephora later and they said they have been out of this shade for at least 3 months and there might be some manufacturing problem with the shade. Erm, what?! So not impressed with that. Anyways, so then I went around Sephora and picked up a few other things, I have read amazing review about Ole Henriksen skin care products, so I picked up the “3 little wonders” kit, which contains the Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Sheer Transformation, and Invigorating Night Gel. Since I am obsessed with lipsticks, I just had to pick one up since I was in Sephora. I ended up getting Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in 32. It’s a gorgeous satin soft pink. So excited to wear this! I also picked up a duo pack of Evian Facial Spray. I have meant to get this for the longest time but never remember, and it caught my eye this time when I was heading to the check out.
Lastly I went to Shoppers Drug Mart just to kill time, but I’m glad I did since they had the whole Yes To… line on sale! I picked up the Yes To Cucumbers Natural Glove Facial Towelettes. It will be so useful for me since I travel between cities quite often and it’s a pain to bring make up remover and cleanser and all those. Now I only need to bring this pack of 3-in-1 wipes!
From top middle, clockwise
YSL L’Homme Libre Eau de Toilette
Ole Henriksen Trueh Creme Advanced Hydration x2
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme x2
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free in Nude (since Bisque is all out, I am trying this to see if I can use this shade instead!)
Make Up For Ever HD Blush #6 (Quickie)
Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Cream
Skyn Oxygen Infusion Night Cream x2
Did you take advantage of the 15% off at Sephora? I’d love to hear what you bought!
Yes. Another haul. And I would like to call it a “rage haul” since I went shopping because I needed to de-stress. Too much has been happening lately and it is probably the most stressful I have ever been in my life. But it’s the weekend so I am going to forget about it and deal with it when Monday comes! So here are some of the things I got!
I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to get the Revlon lip butters since they are on sale. I grabbed two more since I really liked the formulation of the two that I got last time. I got Berry Smoothie and Tutti Frutti this time. I can’t get over how pretty the packaging is! I will be posting a swatch/review on these lip butters I got in the near future! I also spotted the Essence display and grabbed a blush for $3.99! What a steal! Now I just need to see how’s the quality… I’ve heard mixed reviews about Essence products but hopefully this will be good!
Then I went to MAC and tried on some lipsticks… yes I am a lipstick fanatic if you haven’t noticed yet I tried on a few (hot gossip, brave, fanfare, viva glam V, and captive). I ended up picking up Fanfare because I think it is the best for everyday wear out of those I tried. Plus it’s a cremesheen… which is one of my favourite MAC lipstick formulation. I also finally caved and got my first MAC lipgloss. I opted for the cremesheen glass since I didn’t want any glitter in it, and the sales associate recommended the cremesheen (I don’t really know anything about MAC lipglasses). I tried on Partial to Pink (light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl), but it was too neutral for me. I then tried on Double Dare, I can safely say that I am in love with that colour! According to MAC’s site, it’s a coral red. It was not really sticky when I tried it in store, so I am very excited to try it out for a longer period of time! I have been shying away from lip glosses because I hate how they are sticky and my hair always get stuck on them. So we will see how this one goes!
Next I went to Forever 21, it just opened in this mall near my place, so I am super excited! And it’s 2 floors! I picked up a feather patterned dress, a pair of jean shorts (for $12!), and a bat sleeve top. I’m not entirely sure about the dress but I will see! That’s why I love return policies! LOL!
The last place I went to was Aerie, they have 30% off everything in store! I ended up getting a pair of gym shorts (so not exciting), and another bikini! Sounds like it’s gym time for me!
So that concludes my haul! I hope you enjoyed reading it! Did you go on a haul recently? What did you get? Let me know! Or if you blogged about it, linked me! I’d love to read about it!
Have an amazing weekend everyone!