Friday, November 30, 2012

November Favourites and FAQ


Hey Guys!
I just uploaded my November Favourites video! As promised, I will be having a blog post with pictures for the look above. If you are REALLY curious, I do have it briefly listed in the info box to this movie if you would like a sneak peek. Let me know what products you have been loving this month!


ALSO, I will be filming a video answering a bunch of your questions. I will focus on questions that get asked multiple times, but will try to get through as many as possible. It has been requested that I share a little bit about myself so I decided to dedicate a whole video to just that. If there is anything you would like to know, just leave a comment on my video or to this post!

Ask away!



Monday, November 26, 2012

My Makeup Collection!


Hey Guys!
I just uploaded my Makeup Collection video to my YouTube channel! During this video I give you an overview of my setup, plus a run through of all my makeup products I own. It is a pretty long video, but I do have quite a bit of a collection. Please leave a comment, like and subscribe to my channel if you have not already! I will be having a FOTD post with all my makeup details for the above picture, for those of you who have been asking. I believe the FOTD will be the next post I publish. Hope you all have an amazing day!




Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black Friday Shopping

Hey Guys!
I ended up doing some online shopping on Black Friday and decided to take some screen shots of my orders. Once I receive everything in the mail I will be doing a collective haul video as I have been doing a ton of shopping in preparation for Christmas and for my vacation next month. For those of you who don't know, I will be going to Cancun for a week with my husband. I wanted to get some new clothes for my trip and a lot of the clothes I wanted were already on sale, but I decided to wait until Black Friday to see if there was a discount and I'm so happy I waited because there WAS tons of discounts and I picked up a bunch of my sale items at a discount!

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is one of my favourite sites to shop at, if not my favourite. They have great brands and they are Canadian friendly. You never have to pay for shipping if you by only $50 worth of product. A lot of sites you have to buy a lot more product to get free shipping. Typically I refuse to place an order, this goes for anywhere, if I have to pay shipping. Anyways, Nasty Gal was offering 25% off shoes! I remember a couple weeks ago I was going to buy the Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Litas since they were 50% off, but ended up passing. I'm glad I waited because there was an extra 25% off of the already fantastic 50% off! As you can see, I ended up getting my new litas for $70 CAD. This was probably one of the best deals I scored. I also picked up a romper that was on sale because I thought it would look cute on vacation. Also, I picked up a very hippie inspired top which I plan on wearing to the beach. Can't wait to receive this order in the mail!


Karmaloop

Karmaloop always has an excellent Black Friday sale. I believe last year I also placed an order. Unfortunately with Karmaloop, I have to pay boarder fees because they ship with DHL which comes straight to my door. I always take this into consideration before placing an order. The more you spent Black Friday, the more percent you got off your order. I ended up going for the buy $75, get 20% off. I had another pair of shorts in my cart, but they sold out in my size before I was able to place my order. They were my least wanted item so it wasn't too big of a deal. I've been eyeing both of these items for a while now. The ring wasn't on sale, but I did get 20% off at checkout. The shorts are probably one of the items I'm most excited for. Typically I wear a size 27 pants, but I ended up with a 29 in shorts because I have thick thighs and when I buy shorts I have to go up a couple sizes just so my thighs don't look "choked" lol. If they are too big, I will wear a belt, but I think I'll be fine. The shorts were normally $86, but they were 38% off, PLUS the additional 20%. You may notice I have a lot of "tye dye"/"hippie" inspired clothing in my orders. I don't know what it is, I'm just into the bright, colourful look at the moment and think it will look great in Mexico. 

Use REP CODE: CHERYL for an additional 1% off at checkout!


I kept hearing about this site Tobi from many of my fellow vloggers, so I decided to check it out. Currently they have a 40% off promotion going on, but if you are a new member, you can get 50% off your first order (which is what I did). Tobi has designer brands at a discount, PLUS the 50% discount is a great bargain (some brands are not discounted). I placed a fairly large order. I'm not going to go through everything I purchased, but I picked up a lot of rings (knuckle rings), a pair of wedge sneakers (FINALLY), and a few tops for my vacation. This was my first time ordering off of Tobi, but I can see it becoming a new favourite site of mine. I noticed some of the Nasty Gal models were featured on this site as well, so I know the clothing they have is right up my alley. 




My coupon code won't work for you. You will have to join the site to become a member and then they will send you your own unique code to use on your first order!

I think I may also place an order on Sun Labs for some more tanning lotion because they currently have 50% off of everything. I still have to pay shipping and duty to Canada, so I keep debating not doing it, but I think I may suck it up and just place an order anyways because 50% off Sun is a great bargain.

If you went Black Friday shopping, what was the best deal/favourite purchase you made?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Toronto IMATS 2012 Experience + Haul

Hey Guys!
This past weekend, Saturday, November 17th to be exact, I had the pleasure of attending Toronto IMATS as press. I ended up getting a press pass with my name and blog on it, which I thought was pretty cool, and was able to by-pass the long registration line in the morning and go to both days for free. Saturday started bright and early at 8:30 am and I strolled in around 8:45 am. I only ended up going the Saturday, but next year I think I will stay both days since I missed out on meeting a few of my lovely subscribers. 

Thank you to everyone who came up to say Hi! I had such an amazing time talking to you all and it made me feel so special to be recognized. The day was truly unforgettable. I also had the privilege to meet several of my fellow bloggers/vloggers who I have been following for quite some time and had such a great time finally talking to them in person. I ended up picking up products from MAC (obviously), Make Up For Ever, Eve Pearl and Graftobian. If you are interested in seeing specifically what I picked up, I filmed a haul video for my YouTube channel (linked below). 



For those of you who don't know what IMATS is, it is the International Makeup Artist Trade Show. There are booths from various different brands of makeup, many of which are selling their product at a discounted price! You can imagine how busy Saturday was with people stocking up on their favourite makeup brands at a discount. The craziest booth was Make Up For Ever because they had one of the best sales going on. With a little patience, I was able to snag all the products I wanted which were available at the show. I had a HUGE list for MAC, but they were only carrying PRO products only so that cut my list substantially.


Along with discounted makeup, there were also presentations from leading makeup artists in the industry. I ended up staying for the Make Up For Ever and MAC presentations. It was also interesting to watch the student competition take place. In the middle of the convention hall were a group of students and their models which they were working on to create some pretty amazing transformations. I ended up taking some photos right at the beginning and near the end to show you the progression. 

During competition

Finishing touches







My friend Jasmine and the finished makeup
Work in progress
Special FX makeup

Random picture of me from the day.

MakeupByNight and I showing off our press passes
Some fellow bloggers/vloggers
Sabbrinaxo and I! 
One of the million pictures from my impromptu photoshoot with Jenn from Spiced Beauty
Sorry Jenn, had to add one of our photo disasters. LOL
Gorgeous subbie!
Another gorgeous subbie!

Dinner and drinks after IMATS

To those who took pictures with me, I would love to see them! I know some of you tweeted them to me, but if you have a chance, please e-mail me at cherylsbeautyblog@hotmail.com .

I can't wait until next year!

Friday, November 16, 2012

NEW VIDEO: Get Ready w/ Me: Marilyn Monroe Inspired



Hey Guys!
A bunch of you asked me to do a tutorial on the Marilyn Monroe look I did back in October. I ended up filming a Get Ready w/ Me video instead, but the quality is turned out really well and you can see exactly how I apply everything. Hope you enjoy!


List of products are on my YouTube channel, or here.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

NEW VIDEO: Get Ready with Me!


Hey Guys!
If you have ever been interested in watching how I apply makeup and do my hair, here is a 10 minute video showing how I do it ALL! These videos are really easy to do as I just have to turn the camera on and film what I would already be doing anyways. Hope you enjoy!



Monday, November 5, 2012

1920's Wedding FOTD + OOTD

Hey Guys!
This past weekend was my best friends wedding and she had a 1920's theme. I can't wait to see how the professional photos turned out! My makeup WAS NOT inspired by the 1920's because when I looked at inspirational photos I didn't feel like the makeup would be as flattering as a pin-up look would be.

At the salon, the ladies did the "finger wave" technique, just like they did in the 1920's. It took quite a long time, especially for the bride's hair, to achieve the perfect style. I'm not use to having my hair pinned up, but I quite liked the change. I felt like an old hollywood starlet! We wore flapper dresses and had a ton of flapper accessories (i.e., feather headband, long black gloves, cigarette holders, beads...etc.) With a dress like this, you bet I danced the night away! I shared the below photo on my Facebook page and it was requested I give a breakdown of my makeup for this look. Here is a list of all the products I used:



Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion
MAC Carbon e/s (set eyeliner)
Dior Show Lash Maximizer
Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascara in "Very Black"
Ardell Demi Wispie Lashes

LIPS:
MAC Cherry l/l
MAC Scarlet Ibis l/s

Maid of honour and the Bride! A photo I took of my TWO BEST FRIENDS! <3 td="td">





Sunday, November 4, 2012

October Favourites!



Hey Guys!
I finally filmed a new video for my YouTube Channel. I loveeee monthly favourites so I hope you enjoy my October Favourites! Let me know what you have been using and loving this past month.