Aug 23, 2010

Back to School Makeup - à la Heather


So this is my version of back to school makeup. I actually did wear this look to orientation day today...but then again, I'm going to school for Makeup, so being a little dramatic is no problem. :)  My skin was a little chapped from camping in the Arctic a few days before.





Products used:

EYES
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Chroma Color - Marine
Inglot e/s - #413
MAC e/s - Atlantic Blue
Sugarpill e/s - Poison Plum
NYX e/s - Black
MAC e/s - Beautiful Iris
MAC e/s - Creme Brulle
Gosh Waterproof Liner - Black
Ben Nye Cake Liner - Black

CHEEKS
MAC Blush - Coygirl

LIPS
MAC Lipstick - Go for it
Illamasqua Intense Lipglass - Fierce

Aug 11, 2010

It's a Giveaway!!


I am finally having a giveaway! This is my first one!! I wanted to do something fun and to also give my subscribers a chance to win a few items that are not widely available that I love. There are two prize sets:

Prize 1: Limited edition Quo brush sets sold exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.

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Prize 2: Five Chroma Color gel/cream liners. I purchased these at one of my Theatrical/Film makeup supply stores, StudioFX, and I am totally in love with them. These are similar to MAC's Paintpots and Chromalines, however, I find that they are more opaque and there is 3g more product in a jar.

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The following are the rules to the giveaway:
RULES:

* You MUST be a subscriber

* Two winners will be randomly selected from the comments on this video using randomizer.org

* Comment as many times as you want and tell me something interesting about yourself

* First person will choose which prize they want

* Second person will receive the other prize

* Do not worry about "Spam" comments, every comment will count!

* Giveaway ends at 24:00 PST on August 22, 2010

RULES:

* You must be a subscriber

* The giveaway is open worldwide

* You must have your parent/guardian permission if you are under 18

* Two winners will be randomly selected from the comments on the following video on YouTube using randomizer.org (DO NOT COMMENT ON THIS POST)

* Comment as many times as you want and tell me something interesting about yourself

* First person will choose which prize they want

* Second person will receive the other prize

* Do not worry about "Spam" comments, every comment will count!

* Giveaway ends at 24:00 PST on August 22, 2010

Good luck everyone!! :)

Aug 8, 2010

It's Haul Time Again!


Haul

It has been a while since my last haul and I had quite a few items to cover so in order to not bore everyone to death I had to cut out some lashes and the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

The first items I talk about are my new MAC lip products. I purchased a few of them from a CCS in Washington state and the others from my MAC Pro store. I purchased Electric Edge Lipglass, Supreme Lipglass, 3N Lipglass, Little VI Lustreglass, Luscious Spark Dazzleglass, Ban This Lipglass, Go For It Lipstick, Smash Hit Dazzle Lipstick.

Swatches are on my husband as it was easier for me to photograph his arm, as opposed to photographing my arm (he had to make it look masculine). :)

Lips

I also purchased two new blushes, which I rarely do. I purchased the popular Nars Orgasm, which is a pink blush with gold sparkle. I am not too impressed with Nars products, including this one. I decided that I do not like blushes with sparkle because they emphasize my pores more than I would like. While pretty in the pan, I probably will not wear it often. I also purchased MAC's Coygirl blush. I love this matte mauve colour! It adds a little colour to my cheeks and it is a perfect replacement for my favourite Paula's Choice Healthy Blush when it runs out!

I picked up a few of MAC's Pro Chromalines, Rich Purple and Process Magenta. They are more like Paintpots than Fluidlines and they make excellent bases. At my local theatrical makeup supply store, StudioFX, I purchased a generic brand Chromacolor in a chartreuse colour, which is essentially exactly the same as a Chromaline. It's half the price with my discount and has 3g more product.

Eyes

I purchased several eyeshadows from the Pro store and the CCS. I purchased Sassy Grass, Shock-a-holic, Indian Ink and Vibrant Grape. I also swatched MUFE #92 to show how it compares to Shock-a-holic. Shock-a-holic may look similar in the pan but it applies more red and less vibrant. Still a beautiful colour though.

MAC Shadows

I placed an order online for a few of the popular Sugarpill shadows. I ordered three, Poison Plum, Dollipop and Love +. I love the colours and I am sure that I will get a lot of use out of them. Amy/Shrinkle personally signed the receipt and included a sticker, and two business cards.  I swatched the colours next to similar colours that I already had.

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The last items I swatched were my NFU Oh 51 & 52 nail polishes!! Beautiful! They are iridescent polishes with metalic flakes in them. They are much prettier than I could capture in my photos and I should have polished all my nails in the same colour, but I was trying to save time...I will remember next time! I purchased them form Fabuloustreet.com.

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