Monday, January 30, 2012

Saturday Clubbing FOTN + OOTN + UPDATE!

Sony Cybershot w/ Flash
Hey Guys!
On Saturday Charles and I went to a new club out of town that I haven't been to before for a friends birthday. I ended up wearing the same dress out that I wore for New Years, but didn't wear tights and accessorized differently. I absolutely LOVE how my makeup turned out and will probably film a tutorial for this look because I think it's perfect for a night out. Here is a break down of my makeup:


FACE:
Skin Care MD Moisturizer
Laura Mercier Radiance Face Primer
NARS Sheer Glow in "Stromboli"
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in "NW25"
Ben Nye Neutral Set Translucent Powder
MAC Emote Blush
MAC Dolly Mix
Benefit High Beam
MAC Loose Powder in "Silver Dusk"
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray


BROWS:
Make Up For Ever Waterproof Brow Corrector #3

EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Bare Canvas Paint
NARS Galapagos e/s
Urban Decay Naked e/s
NARS Mekong e/s
MAC Nylon e/s
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liner in Carbon Black
Dior Show Maximizer
Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascara
Ardell #120 Lashes
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in "Zero"
MAC Carbon e/s

LIPS:
MAC Gaga 2 l/s
MAC Gaga 2 l/g

OUTFIT

Jewelry and dress by Forever21

I love how my cuff looked like it was part of the dress


UPDATE: I filmed my first makeup tutorial for my "Signature" makeup look, but my camera died at the end so I couldn't make a proper ending AND the camera didn't catch my liquid lining. After much debate of whether I should upload it or not, I'm going to have to film it again because I don't want to put up something I'm not completely satisfied with...I don't want to come across as lazy LOL. I'm a perfectionist as well, so I really need a proper camera because the quality bothers me. Just wanted to apologize to those people who were looking forward to it this week...you are going to have to wait one more week. I promise the wait will be worth it. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadows + Swatches

Hey Guys!
As I mentioned in my YouTube Haul, I picked up several of the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadows. At first I only picked up three: Tough as Taupe, Bad to the Bronze, and Audacious Asphalt. Once I used the three I initially had my eye on, I HAD to go back and pick up more: Pomegranate Punk, Too Cool and Bold Gold. I'm sure you are getting sick of seeing videos and posts about these, but I promised to include some swatches on my blog as my video editing skills are still in the works.

10 VIBRANT SHADES: #05 Too Cool, #10 Fierce and Tangy, #15 Audacious Asphalt, #20 Painted Purple, #25 Bad to the Bronze, #30 Pomegranate Punk, #35 Tough as Taupe, #40 Tenacious Teal, #45 Bold Gold, #50 Edgy Emerald.
PRODUCT DETAILS: "Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting colour saturation. Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps colour vibrant. Ophthalmologist tested. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Tough as Taupe, Audacious Asphalt, Bad to the Bronze









You can use these on their own or as a base for your shadow. I've used these both ways and they don't crease on their own or with shadow over top. These cream eyeshadows have been compared to MAC paint pots. I must say, I can see why since these are VERY similar. In fact, you can actually screw on the lids of either product on the other!


I use MAC paint pots as bases for my eyeshadows, especially Painterly, as my daily base. Now if only Maybelline releases some flesh tone, matte shades, I would definitely replace Painterly with one of these! I love these sooo much! These are probably one of the best quality drugstore products I've seen in a long time. If you haven't got your hands on one of these yet, I highly recommend you do! You can't go wrong with any of the shades. My favourite is Bold Gold with Bad to the Bronze coming into a close second place.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lise Watier Aquarella Spring 2012 Collection + FOTD

Hey Guys!
I was fortunate enough to be sent several items from the Lise Watier Spring 2012 Makeup Collection. For the past few weeks, I have been playing around with the products to get a good feel for the quality before I do reviews on each. I just wanted to share a quick FOTD as I've been really loving the products! My goal for Spring 2012 is to wear more colour in both my makeup and clothes! Hope you enjoy and be sure to check back for reviews on each product!



Light Cap Nail Laquer in "Euphorbia": A nail lacquer with a cap that has a small light to illuminate the nails for a more accurate application. (Retail: $12.50)

Waterproof Lip Crayon in "Rose Mauve": Let's face it. No one likes smudge lips. With our super sure contour Waterproof Lip Crayon your lips will be perfectly contoured with absolutely no smudgies! (Retail: $17)

Waterproof Eyeliner in "Violet": Get in the swim of things with our long-lasting Waterproof Eyeliner that glides on the eyelids for a fine, precise contour that lasts and lasts. Come rain or come shine. (Retail: $18)

Couleur Folle Mineral Loose Powder Eyeshadow in "Folie D'Iris": It's true. The words Mineral Loose Powder Eyeshadow don't exactly roll off the tongue, do they? But then, what other eyeshadow can give you such a soft and natural finish? Or, a richer, more glamorous look just by playing with the intensity of the colour? Whether you apply it with a Makeup brush, a sponge tip applicator or your fingers. Oh, and did we mention it's also paraben free? (Retail: $18)

Rouge Gourmand Lipstick in "Guimauve": Enjoy sweet succulent comfort and hydration! Formulated with our special collagen-restoring ingredient, Rouge Gourmand Lipstick visibly increases the volume of your lips. And its ultra-comfortable creme texture and mouthwatering shades are simply lip-smacking delicious! (Retail: $20)

Gloss Aquarella in "Rose Aquarella": For pink, brilliant, glossy and moistures lips that feel incredibly good. (Retail: $20)

Eyeshadow Quartet Aquarella: Four eyeshadow shades in this season's trendy colours: pastel pink, soft gold, purple and blue. With a texture that is half cream and half powder, these eyeshadows are easy to use and ensure a long-lasting, silky finish. Presented in a lovely limited edition case. (Retail: $36)

Bronzing Powder Duo: A bronzer duo to illuminate both the face and décolleté with a soft, pearly, golden hue. (Retail: $32)

For this look, I used the Eyeshadow Quartet Aquarella (yellow highlight, pink lid, purple outer corner, blue crease). For cheeks I am wearing the Bronzing Powder Duo. I also lined my eyes with the "Violet" Waterproof Eyeliner. 




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wildfox Baggy Beach Jumper OOTD

Hey Guys!
Last week I went out for a quick bite to eat with my husband. It was a fairly mild, rainy day so I brought out the Coach Rain Boots I've been loving and paired them with my really casual outfit. The Wildfox jumper I purchased off of www.Karmaloop.com. If you have never heard of Karmaloop or shopped there, they are an online retail store that carries high end and affordable stylish brands. I absolutely love browsing their shoe selection as they always have the coolest styles. I purchased my Jeffrey Campbells, Sam Edelman Rozas and Sam Edelman Rias from here. If you are interested in placing an order, be sure to use the rep code: CHERYL for 20% off your order! For those of you who were asking where I got this sweater in my Haul video, I hope this answers your questions!


Black Rain Boots - Coach
Black Skinny Jeans - Parasuco
Lipstick Baggy Beach Jumper - WILDFOX (www.karmaloop.com)


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 Swatches

Hey Guys!
As soon as I heard Urban Decay was releasing a new Naked palette, I knew I had to get my hands on one. I really liked the first Naked palette (click here to see my review) and as soon as I started to see reviews and swatches of the Naked 2, I knew I would like it better because the shades appealed to me more.

This product has been in high demand since it's first launch in December 2011. I was able to snag my own palette from Sephora.com. Currently it is sold out on both Sephora and Urban Decay websites. If you are interested in picking this up at your local Sephora, they should be hitting the shelves by the end of the month.

What it is:
"The most anticipated sequel of the decade, Naked2 features a dozen pigment-rich taupe and gray-beige neutrals, plus five exclusive, new shades." - Sephora.com

What it does:
"The follow up to the original bestselling Naked palette, this stunning second edition proves that neutral is anything but boring. Showcasing a dozen completely different shades than the first bronze-based collection, it includes a stunning range from pale and deep, to matte and sparkly. You'll achieve a host of new neutral looks, smoky dramatic eyes, and everything in between. The palette also includes a travel-size Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked and a double-ended, cruelty-free Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush (available only in this palette). " - Sephora.com

Packaging


I like the Naked 2 packaging much more than the original with the brown velvet. I find the original gets dirty and the tin case of Naked 2 is much more sensible and easy to keep clean. I also like how it locks closed, the original does not, and that it has a much larger mirror inside. In my opinion, Naked 2 wins hands down for packaging and has made many improvements since its predecessor. 

Eyeshadows Included + Swatches


Like the original Naked palette, Naked 2 has 12 0.05oz eyeshadows, 5 of which are new to Urban Decay! Half Baked is the only duplicate from the original Naked palette and I wish they didn't include this in Naked 2. It isn't a case that I don't like and use Half Baked, it is that they already have this in the first palette and I feel it unnecessary to include it again. I would rather them have included one of the highlights from the original palette (i.e., Virgin or Sin) or just included a new eyeshadow altogether. Here are some photos of shadows included in Naked 2 with their description and texture:

Foxy: cream bisque (matte)
Half Baked: golden-bronze (shimmer)
Booty Call: shimmering cork (shimmer)
Chopper: copper shimmer with silver micro glitter (glitter)

Tease: creamy pale brown (matte)
Snake Bite: dark bronze with metallic base (shimmer)
Suspect: pale golden beige (shimmer)
Pistol: light gray-brown (shimmer)

Verve: oyster (shimmer)
YDK: cool bronze with metallic base (shimmer)
Busted: deep brown (shimmer)
Blackout: blackest black (matte)

In order as they appear in the palette

Extras
With Naked 2, you get a lipgloss and a double sided brush. I like the products that come in both the first and second palettes. I think if I had to choose I would actually prefer the original Naked as I already have eye brushes I love and use and I'd prefer the primer over a lipgloss any day as I use UDPP every single day. Even with that said, I love the brush and the lipgloss. The brush is well made and has both an end to pack on eyeshadow and a fluffy blending end to smooth out harsh edges and apply product lightly. The lipgloss is a beautiful neutral colour that plumps! I love a good plumping lipgloss and have been wearing this every day on top of MAC Cream Cup lipstick. 

Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush
0.11 oz Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked (pinky neutral)

Naked 2 vs. Naked

Top: Naked 2, Bottom: Naked


If I had to pick one over the other, I can't say one really stands out more to me in terms of the colour choices. I really like Naked 2 because it has a matte black and that is essential for me as I always set my pencil eyeliner with a matte black eyeshadow. Also, I like Naked 2 because everyday I pretty much wear a matte cream colour eyeshadow like Foxy. However, I really like Naked because it has good matte crease colours for blending out (i.e., Naked and Buck). The palettes are purely preference as to what shades you like and think you'd use more. For myself, I absolutely LOVE neutrals and think owning both is a good investment. If you already have the original, you aren't missing much in Naked 2. It has the same concept, the colours are fairly similar, with a few changes here and there. I don't think you can go wrong owning one over the other, or owning both for that matter! 
Are you planning on getting Naked 2?

Monday, January 23, 2012

YouTube Video!? Check out my first video Haul!


Hey Guys!
It took forever to upload, but it is finally here...MY FIRST VIDEO HAUL!
YouTube always picks the worst still images for my videos...seriously, this was the best of the three! LOL Hope you all enjoy! Sorry my camera dies halfway through, but I promise I will get better at making videos each time I do a new one ;)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

FOTD: MAC Bamboo + Nehru

Hey Guys!
Here is an old FOTD that I did over the Christmas holidays. I've been meaning to post it, but have had other posts I've wanted to get out first. Typically I wear a cream coloured shade all over the lid (i.e., Brule, Blanc Type), but since I've discovered MAC Bamboo e/s, I've been loving using that all over my lid. Instead of using a black to darken the crease, I used Nehru which is a dark blue. I love using a touch of blue because it really makes my green eyes pop! Hope you enjoy!


FACE:
Clinique Dramtically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Garnier Eye Roller
Benefit Face Primer
NARS Sheer Glow Punjab
Hard Candy Glamofladge, medium
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
Ben Nye Neutral Set Translucent Powder
CARGO Blu_Ray Pressed Powder #30
List Watier Bronzer
MAC Harmony Blush
Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid

BROWS:
Make Up For Ever Waterproof Brow Corrector #3


EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Bamboo e/s
MAC Cork e/s
MAC Espresso e/s
MAC Nehru e/s
Urban Decay "Sin" e/s
L'Oreal Lineur Intense
Annabelle Smudge Liner "Black"
L'Oreal Faux Cils

LIPS
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter "Peach Parfait"


Friday, January 20, 2012

Michael Kors Horizontal Tote for MacBook Pro






Hey Guys!
When I purchased my MacBook Pro, I knew right away that I needed some sort of protective case for it because I tend to break my electronic devices all too often (i.e., cell phone, e-reader...etc). When browsing the Apple website,  I saw that Michael Kors had protective cases and totes for MacBooks. I was so excited when I saw this because I always wanted a MK bag, but never shelled out the money and this seemed the perfect time to do so.

I'm not going to lie, when deciding between the 13" and the 15" MacBook Pro, I leaned towards the 15"  because I knew it would be a snugger fit in this bag. LOL I ordered the Michael Kors Horizontal Tote over the weekend I purchased my MacBook and it came within the following week. Shipping was extremely fast and it was free!




About the Product


"The Michael Kors MK Monogram Horizontal Tote wraps your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air in Michael Kors signature monogram print. There's a separate inner pocket to house your MacBook—and a zipper with leather pull-tab to ensure a snug protective fit. Plus you get a pocket for your iPhone and one for your iPad or iPad 2 in its Smart Cover. The Michael Kors gold color metal MK charm hanging along the front provides a luxurious detail. And in the Michael Kors tradition of quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, each tote is individually handcrafted from the MK monogram signature print and includes premium Napa leather handles and straps."


Highlights

Fits MacBook Air or up to 15-inch MacBook Pro
Easy device access
Additional iPhone pocket (fits iPhone 3 and iPhone 4 or 4S in a bumper or case)
Multi-purpose inner pockets
Inside strap with spring-closing hook for keys
MK monogram logo satin lining
Michael Kors designer handbag style and quality


Price: $254.95 CAD + tax 
Order Online: www.apple.ca

Inside the Bag


My favourite thing about this bag is not only can it carry my MacBook in a padded, zip closer compartment, it can also has separate pockets to fit an iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Currently I don't own all these devices, but the tote has been storing my Blackberry, iPod, and E-reader for the time being.