December 29, 2012

Winter Hair Survival 101

I'm back ladies and gents,

                   It has been a crazy last couple of weeks! Between work, events, dinner and family life has been pretty cray cray. Let me fill you in on a few life details before we get started on our winter hair survival. First off, Work...let me tell you, when I chose retail as my "career" I obviously wasn't thinking about how xmas time would be...Holy moly! I think it was the craziest Ive seen it. One Sunday my self and co-worker couldn't get away from the cash register for two minutes. It was 5 hours straight of pure chaos! On top of a hectic work schedule, almost ever weekend i have had an invite somewhere (Not bragging, just saying because it never happens). I even had to turn a few invites down just because I need rest. I have work the last 5 Saturdays in a row so having today off is a treat. I thought I would take advantage and write a blog post since my post have been few in the last little while. So let's jump right into it...

WINTER HAIR SURVIVAL!!!!!! (read with a loud amplified voice)

Here are a few tips to keep your hair looking gorgeous through out the winter months.

  1. Deep moisturize 1-2 times a week. This is my first tip because it's the most important. I always deep moisturize whether it's summer or winter because I am not very good to my hair. Not only is it all bleached underneath but there is always layers upon layers of hair color. Then there is heat styling. I do not blow dry my hair if I can help it but I am attached to my flat iron and curling tools. So, this is a crucial step for me. Doing so in the winter will help keep the elasticity in your hair and give it shine. The trick to deep moisturising is patience. You want your deep conditioner to really penetrate into the follicle. I leave my mask on for around 5-7 minutes, but that is the minimum. You can also leave it on for 20- 1hour. The longer the better!
  2. Brush with a paddle brush or boar bristle brush. Making sure your hair is brushed it a good idea too. With the harsh winds in the winter time, cold hair dries out the hair causing more breakage. If you keep your hair tangle free, it's means let breakage when attempting to detangle hair. Alot of people opt for a boar bristle brush. Boar brushes usually sport softer, more dense bristles. These help polish the hair and have a less damaging effect. I do not recommend boar bristle brushes for people with fine hair, it will cause static electricity...buzzzzzzz!
  3. Comb wet hair with a wide tooth comb. Alot of people like to brush through wet hair with a paddle brush. I do not recommend this because this causes more tangles and will break the hair. Using a wide tooth comb lets you gradually comb through the hair. If the hair is conditioned properly, this should be done with ease. If you must use a brush to detangle after a shower, I would opt for a small vent brush. These are brushed used for blow drying hair, so the bristles are more spaced out, having the same effect as a wide tooth comb.
  4. Condition every time you wash. Alot of people like to skip the conditioner in the shower due to overly productive oil glands, etc. But I would still opt for conditioner during the winter months. I never condition my roots, but I always condition my ends. These take the most beating and I like to keep them well moisturized.
  5. Wear a hat. Wearing a hat with protect your hair from all the harsh elements that can damage your hair further. There are so many cute styles out there...why not wear a hat?
  6. Wear your hair up at night. It like to loosely tie my hair in a bun when I hit the sack at night. This helps keep my long locks tangle free and prevents spit ends.
  7. Use a silk pillow case. I like to use a silk pillow case because it keeps my hair from splitting. I never used a silk pillow case before and now that I have for about 2 years now, I'm hooked. When I need to wash it and put on another pillow case, I notice the different right away. A silk pillow case allows the hair to glide across the case and doesn't tug or pull at the hair. Using a silk pillow case is also good for you skin because it doesn't tug or pull at the skin which can cause wrinkles to develop faster.
So that's it! Follow these tips for some luscious locks this winter.

A side note:
A couple of my friends have a band and they hosted an event last night which I attended. Here are two pics from the event.

So that's it. Had a blast and they did an amazing job. Have a fantabulous weekend and see u all soon!

December 12, 2012

Good things come to those who wait

Hello my pretties!

              I hope everyone is having an awesome week. I will be honest and say my week so far has been a bustito! My famjam was visiting last weekend and we are just recouping from that. I have also been super tired and from all my late nights watching all my mid-season finales...ugh! Anyways, before I forget, just wanted all of you peeps to know that my brother and his wife just announced that the are expecting their third child. How flipping exciting it that? I'm going to be an Aunt for the 6th time! Wow! That makes me sound old...for the record, My oldest three siblings are between 9 and 17 years older than me. I'm super excited! It's going to be a boy which, not going to lie, kinda bummed me out! I want more girls to glam out! Ah well, I will love the little monster just the same. :) Anyways, I just wanted to give you a heads up on some of the things i've got in store for the blog and Youtube channel. Here are some great topics to watch for:

  • Manicure essencials
  • Favorite Mascaras
  • Top 5 Nail Polishes
  • Winter hair survival guide
  • Favorite skin care products
Those are just a few things to come in the next little while. I am also proud to announce that I will be recording my first annual Nail Polish awards! What's my favorite top coat? Base Coat? Winter color? Summer color? Also, longest lasting polish, fastest chipping polish and favorite collection of 2012. So keep tabs on my Youtube channel for that, better yet, Subscribe so you don't miss a beat! I have been cutting back on my blogging and vlogging in hopes that I can actually get things done ha ha! But stay tuned for videos or blog posts atleast once a week.

Goodnight my loves!

December 05, 2012

Flawless Foundation tips

Hello my Pretties,

            How are all my lovelies doing this evening? I hope your all having a fabulous week so far. I know I am still stuck in Saturday and the week can be quite the drudge when your mind is far behind in the weekend. All your thinking about is partying, relaxing and not working. Anyways, enough with the jibber jabber, let's get to tonight post. Tonight we are going to discuss tips on how you can get a flawless foundation look. I suffer with acne and I need an effective way to cover those zits, scars and pores. If you suffer from this type of skin or you are just willing to get some foundation tips, then this post if for you. I'm going to also tell you what products I use to get these result. This is just what I use, you may know of something that works better for your skin type, so keep that in mind.

Step 1 to flawless foundation is the prep! Some people don't think they need to prep their skin before applying foundation, but in all honestly, speaking as someone who use to skip this step, it is more important than you think. Clean, glowing and moisturized skin will give a seamless, smooth canvas to work on. I usually start by using a witch hazel astringent to tone the skin. This also removes surface oils that will get trapped an cause pimples. Then, I apply a facial serum to help minimize the appearance of scars and to control oils throughout the day. Finally, apply a moisturizer. This will prevent the skin from flaking and help with a smoother application of foundation. And that is it for the prep!

Here are the items I use to prep:
-Thayers Peach Witch Hazel
-Beyond Belief Facial Serum
-Clean And Clear Moisturizer

Step 2 is to prime the skin. Alot of people like to skip the primer as well. Primer fills in fine lines and wrinkles and pores. This gives a smooth appearance to the skin and also helps your makeup to stay in place longer. Trust me, I notice a huge difference when I forget to apply my primer.

Here are some primers I use:
-Smashbox primer
-Hard Candy Skin Perfecting Primer

Step 3 is to apply your foundation. I use a Sephora Pro Buffing Brush #62 to apply my foundation but you can use your hands or a makeup sponge to apply it too. I start with my forehead and work my way down my face. Apply it lightly, you can use concealer later where you need it. Make sure to blend the edges and don't forget your ears (yes your ears, the point of foundation is to even out your skin tone and you want your ears to match the rest of your face). Moving on...

I use Covergirl Clean Makeup for oily skin

Step 4 is to conceal. You only want to use concealer where you need it!!! I can't reiterate that enough, you want your makeup to be like a second skin, not a mask. I use two different concealers, one for bigger and harder to cover blemishes and the other for smaller blemishes and under eye circles. If you have heavy circles under eyes you can use a yellow tinted concealer and if you suffer from redness you can use a green concealer. Word to the wise about green concealer, make sure you blend well! Sometimes when its not blended properly you can see a green tint in certain lighting. Also make sure your skin is well exfoliated because the concealer can get stuck in dead skin making it hard to blend. I also use my #62 brush to buff in my concealer but you can also use your fingers or a sponge to apply.

Here are some concealers I use:
-Vichy DermaBlend Foundation Stick (Actually a full coverage foundation)
- Essence Cover Stick
- Paladio liquid concealer in mint

Step 5 in to seal your work. Finally your going to want to set your makeup with a powder. Alot of people use a translucent powder t set the makeup because it doesn't add any color to the skin. Some people use a pressed powder as well. Make sure when purchasing your powder that you aren't purchasing a powder foundation. This will only make your foundation appear cakey and thick.

I use Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder.

And that is it! I use these techniques everyday and I usually look pretty flawless ha ha! I have some serious acne these days and I have some before and after pix of my foundation to share with you guys. My face has seriously exploded in the last little while so please be kind. My face might freak you for 5 seconds ha ha!

Not Bad right?! Well, that my tips, do you have any foundation tips to share? Please do below!

Thanks for reading guys!

November 27, 2012

Day off on Hump Day and I'm excited!!!

Hey Beauts,

         Well, it's finally here, the hump that we all just want to get over. I am off today and that makes me so happy. Although I will be running like a chicken with it's head cut off, I will be heading to either MAC or Sephora within the course of the day. I am on the hunt for a lavender blush (Yes, Lavender) and/or a lipstick from MAC called 'Rebel'. I saw it in a Youtube video and must have it. I unfortunately can't afford both (waaaaaaaah) but I will be purchasing one of them. I am planning on blogging and vlogging about some of my favorite fall blushes and lipsticks, so stay tuned for that. I love all of my viewers and member/subscribers (few that there are) and I hope my tips, tricks and reviews help you all out. Talk to you all soon!

November 25, 2012

Beauty Secret: Tight-lining

Hey Beauty Queens,

               I'm sorry I haven't done much actual 'Blogging' lately because I have been 'vlogging' alot on my Youtube Channel. If you haven't seen my Youtube page yet, then you need to check it out! :D

              Tonight I am going to give you a beauty secret called 'tight-lining'. If you know what it is, then that is awesome and you know how important it is. If not, then your in for a treat. So, lets get started!

               In order to tight-line, you will need:
  • A pencil eyeliner closest to the shade the you lined your eyes with
  • a Steady hand
So, what exactly is tight-lining you ask? Well, basically it is lining your top waterline. This makes a huge difference in how your finished eye looks. Have you ever lined your eyes only to notice that you can still see flesh colored flecks in between your last line? Well, tight-lining helps to give your eyes that super solid black look and it also helps your lashes to appear more full.

I usually look up at the sky to perform this maneuver, and you will want your pencil to be on the dull side because you don't want to poke your eyeball. So look up and , in small strokes, line the top waterline. I attempted to take a before and after shot but none of the pictures were doing the look justice. Just try it for yourself to see the difference!

That's my little beauty secret! Try it out and let me know how it works for you.

Bye guys!




November 18, 2012

Bargain Makeup Mini Haul

Hey everybody,

            Here is my latest vlog post all about my mini bargain makeup haul. This includes my feelings about the e.l.f line. So, like it up! And don't forget to subscribe! :D

Thanks for watching!

November 13, 2012

Hot Trend Alert: Bold Lips

Hey all you Beauties out there in cyberspace,

              Well it's Friday and that means it was payday for moi and payday equals shopping. I ended up in Sephora (Yes, when I say "ended up" I mean "made a bee line for it") and I really wanted to find a bold and funky lip color. You know when you go into Sephora there is like a rainbow of lip colors and a huge variety of brands to choose from. I was looking for more of my normal, pink, red or coral but I noticed a purple color from Makeup Forever and instantly fell in love. Bold lips are a huge deal for the season and I gotta say, I'm lovin' it. I just love how diverse all the color palettes are. It's super exciting. But some people (including myself at one time) feel like it takes alot to pull off bold lips. They think it will wash them out or that people will look at them funny. Well, here are a few pointers for pulling off bold lips.

Tip #1
Bold lips are fun, a raspberry color in the fall can warm up any look. A hot pink in the summer can make a beach day your very own photo shoot and a cherry red can make anything look good. But sometimes people underestimate the power of a bold lip. They go way too far. When thinking bold lips, think in terms of less is more. You really don't need a whole whack of eye shadow on your eyes to pull of the bold lips. My first tip is, when wearing bold lips, take it easy on the eyes. A naked eye will allow the lipstick to do all the talking. I like a do a matte skin toned shadow all over (up to the brow) and a thin winged liner on top. On the bottom I usually opt for a gold or white liner. This gives definition without screaming overdone.

Tip #2
Bold lips are fun but only if the color lasts. I have learned this lesson the hard way. I have got out of my house with some awesome, sexy bold lips but by the time I arrive at my destination, the lipstick has worn off and only lines my lips. This is a problem alot of us have and I find when I skip this step, I regret it later. Here's the deal: You want to apply your lipstick (preferably with liner but that doesn't always happen), Blot, reapply, blot and reapply again. This seems like alot of work but trust me when I say, you will notice the difference. You can even apply a dab of translucent powder between coats as well and you can do a third round of application for a more intense color, if you desire.

Tip #3
Take your time. This is the most important tip because the way you apply bold lipstick defines the way it will looks at the end of the process. Sometimes life gets rushed and we just need to hurry out the door, but lipstick defines the look and you never want to rush a high pigmented color. High pigmented colors can leave a stain when removed, therefore no matter what you do to try and remove it, there will always be a faint stain. My thing is, follow your natural lip line if possible and if the lip line is undefined, then use a lip pencil in the closest shade to the lip stick color you are using. This will help give an even shape.

Tip #4
My final tip for you is, wear your lipstick with confidence! Sometimes when trying something new that no one has seen you in before can make us self conscience that people are staring and lets be honest, sometimes when someone walks into a room with bright orangy red lipstick we tend to notice that first. But when someone walks into the room and shows that no matter what anyone thinks, they feel fabulous, that's when these colors work.

I hope this little list of tips gives you some food for thought and helped you decide if the bold lips trend is for you. Remember, 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder', so if you think your beautiful, the world will too. So go out and rock those bold lips!

Up Next on The OBQ: Ever heard of 'tight lining'? If not, you'll want to check out my next post AND my review of E.L.F is coming soon too! Stay Tuned...


November 01, 2012

Makeup Photoshoot: Dita Von Tease

Hey BQ's,

       It's me again and this time it's just to show you a makeup tutorial that I tried! It's very exciting because it's the first makeup tutorial I have ever attempted. It was a makeup tutorial off of a channel I am subscribe too called Pixiwoo. It is an excellent channel that follows two British ladies who are both makeup artists. Their tutorials are amazing and I can't wait to try more. Anyways, for your reference, is the video that I followed.

Ofcourse her makeup looks immaculate! But this was my attempt.

 Not bad in my opinion. Those were some of my best shots but there are a crap load more on my facebook page. The OBQ on Facebook This look was relatively easy to do, the only thing I can say is that in the video they are using really high-end products (they are makeup artists...DUH!) and most of my products were drugstore varieties.

Anyways, that's that. I uploaded a new Youtube video all about this post and what not so check it out and don't forget to subscribe. The OBQ on Youtube

Thanks a bill guys! Muah! X

October 29, 2012

Beautiful Blushes

Hey Lads,

        Well, Monday is over and now we can breathe that sigh of relief. As everyone waits out hurricane Sandy, why not read about some fun and gorgeous blushes that I'm loving right now.

         Blush is to winter as bronzer is too summer. In the summer, you want to have an effortless warm bronzy glow. In the winter, you want a pale yet flushed rosey look. Since the mercury is plummeting, let's talk blush. At this moment in time I am using 3 main blushes. Here is a roundup of these three:

The babydoll pink

The look- This bright pink color will make you look like a living doll.

When to avoid - You want to avoid these kinds of color when you are experiencing a blemish around the cheek area. The pigment will surround the blemish causing it to appear more red.

My favorite - Hard Candy in Living Doll (Coincidence?)

The Peachy glow

The look - This peachy shade will give you that summer glow, even in the dead of winter.

When to avoid - Sometime we wake up with yellow tones in our skin. These are the days we should avoid this peachy tone as it will wash out the natural coloring in our skin.

My favorite - Hard Candy in Skinny Dipping

The Rosey Glisten

The look- This rosey shade will give you a natural flush all year round.

When to avoid - Perhaps again when you are experiencing a blemish.

My favorite - Nars in Orgasm

So, those are some of my favorite blushed of the moment. You know, I believe that blush is way underrated because I feel like sometimes people think they can just skip it. I firmly believe that you don't want to leave the house without your blush, even if it's just a dab on the apples of your cheeks. Blush takes your makeup to a whole different level, You went from being that tanned girl on the beach to that foxy tanned girl on the beach or pale girl on the bunny hill (yes, as in the ski hill for kids) to that living doll tumbling down the bunny hill. Yes, blush does have that much impact in my opinion. Don't believe me, try it! And send me pix. :D

Speaking of pix, here are some pix of my new China Glaze called Pizazz (over black polish).

Yes, glitter speaks volumes :D. Well, that's it for me everyone. Oh! I wanna know, have you checked out my Youtube channel yet? There is only one video but I know it's worth checking out. If you guys like it, Subscribe and I'll make more videos! Thanks for all the love guys and see your next week. Have a good one!

October 22, 2012

Fabulous finds for under $10

Hey everyone,

          Are you on a budget or are you just trying to save a few pennies here and there? Are you a makeup fanatic (like me) and just can't afford high-end prices? Well, your going to want to watch this video then...enjoy!

Ooop! There it is babes. Oh and here are a few pix from the Hollywood Bash I attended last weekend.


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Hey ladies and Gents,

                Hope you all had and fantabulous weekend! I had a fantastic Friday and Saturday but I had to work Sunday, so that was blah! But the weekend is gone and in just a few hours Monday will be gone. We made it guys! Woo hoo! Anyways, I'm working on loading my video post for you guys and hopefully (if all goes well) it will be up for you tonight. Anywho, I just wanted to let all you lads know that I now have a YouTube channel that I Will be trying to post most, if not all my video post to. So if you want to skip the reading and just see the videos then you can visit my channel instead. I will post a link for you guys. Thanks for all the love and support and have a fantastic week!

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October 09, 2012

Stay Tuned!

Hey everyone,

        Just wanted to post a note so you don't think I've forgoten about you! I'm working on a vlog post and will be posting it within the next few days. It's going to be a good one, expecially for those of you who are on a budget or just want to save a few pennies. Stay tuned! x

September 27, 2012

Stuff that I'm enjoying these days :)

Hey Beauties!
Here is a quick video on some things that I'm enjoying these days! I hope you enjoy!!

Stuff in the video

  • Sephora Pro Buffing brush
  • Vichy DermaBlend Foundation
  • Hard candy Face Primer
  • Essence I <3 Stage Eye Primer
  • Essence Lash and Brow Gel

Pics of me with/without the Vichy Foundation

Warning! My face has exploded the last little while. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Apparently I have a lazy eye...

Tada! Okay, I still look like do do but atleast my blemishes are covered! :D


September 18, 2012

What hair removal method is best for you?

peach fuzz? A slight 'stache'? A stray wirey hair taking up residence on your chin? Porcupine legs? Common ladies, we all have atleast one of the above. So, what is the best way to remove certain types of hair? Well, tonight, in this post, I'm going to give you a quick run down of different types of body/facial hair and what are the best ways to remove it.

Upper Lip
In my personal opinion, this is the most unsightly of the body hair. What do you notice first about some? Their face! Who wants someone zeroing in on their mustache. Mustaches are for men period. And even then, I draw a fine line. This hair is usually very faint but can be really stubborn to remove.
Best way to remove it? In my experience with anything from hard/soft wax to sugaring, I think the best way to go is a removal cream.  It is virtually painless, last about a month (depending on your hairs speed of growth) and leaves few, if any, strays. A word to the wise; Use this with caution. Make sure you read the instructions thoroughly. I didn't the first time I used it and ended up with an acid burn.

Peach Fuzz (Appearing on chin, cheeks and forehead)
These little light hairs are usually only visible in harsh lighting such as the sun. I dislike this hair personally because it will shock me when I looking my car mirror. It's just a personal dislike, I rarely notice other peoples peach fuzz.
Best way to remove it? I usually remove this hair by using a eyebrow trimming razor. These are little razors used for shaping eyebrows. They are sold at most beauty supply stores for around $6 for 3. They are also useful to keep in your makeup bag to trim those stray eyebrow hairs.

Other wirey facial hair
I don't personally have many of these but my mother does (we can never tell her we know). These hairs usually start showing up as we age. They are coarse wirey hairs that can appear on the chin, lip, nose, ears and cheeks. Eeeew!
Best way to remove it? I say tweezing. Since there are usually only about one or two of these kinds of hairs it isn't worth waxing and since your removing the hair from the root, it will stay smooth longer.

Leg and arm hair
This hair is usually more coarse and visible. This is kind of hair you want to get rid of during the summer time since you are more likely to wear shorts and skirts.
Best way to remove it? I would say for arms that's waxing is best. For legs I prefer shaving. I have a low pain tolerance and would rather avoid waxing my legs. I have heard reports that waxing does last quite longer and that it comes back less prickly.

The much dreaded Bikini area
This is a very intimate area that most people visit professionals to get groomed. This actually terrifies me so I have therefore never gotten a bikini wax. I have heard that it an excellent way to groom this area and that it is very painful. So, painful in fact, that alot of salons suggest taking some sort of painkilling medication before your procedure. Ouuuuchhhh!
Best way to remove the hair? I suggest waxing, only because it seems to be the most effective way to go about removing this hair. If you want to opt for something else, i suggest a removal cream because it will have the same results as shaving without the razor bumps. A note of caution: If you plan on waxing at home, I suggest that you get it done professionally the first time around because that way you know your skins sensitivity level and such. Also, if you plan on going to a salon for the first time, make sure you do your research on the salons cleanliness. This is a personal area to get waxed and you want to make sure you wont catch any sort of infection.

Well Ladies, are you ready to be as hairless as a chiwawa? Hope these tips help with your hair removal process. Talk to you soon!

P.s- These are only my personal views. Hair removal is based on your own preferences and these are mine. I do not impose individuals preferences.

September 13, 2012

DIY Makeup Brush Holder

Hey everyone.

     This is just a super quick post about a homemade makeup brush holder I made and it literally cost $3 to make. I was sick of having all my brushes floating around in my makeup bag. I couldn't find the ones I needed and I would lose them too. I decided to throw together a quick and cheap holder similar to the ones they have at Sephora. I basically bought a cheap vase from the dollar store and bought a cheap bag of clear acrylic vase filler. It's as simple as tearing open the bag of filler and pouring it into the vase and voila! You get this...

It's nothing special but it sure does make it easier to organize my makeup bag. Easiest thing I've ever made.
In other news...
Decided to get artsy with my nail polish the other night and came up with this...
Pulse nails!!!!! I saw a pic of similar nails on Pinterest and thought I'd try. Anywho, that's my mini post.

September 12, 2012

Intense Eye Shadow How-to

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

                       Yes, it's that huge hump that we have just made it over (considering that it's 1am). Pretty exciting that there is only 2 more days left until the weekend. Do you have a fancy party to go to or maybe a club this weekend with the girls? Why not try to intensify your everyday eyeshadow for a more dramatic look? I'm going to show you how. It's really sweet and simple really, all it takes is your favorite shadow and water, that's right...water. (PLEASE EXCUSE MY BLENDING (or lack thereof) I DID THIS SUPER QUICK TO SHOW YOU THE INTENSITY).

Most eye shadows will go on pretty shear until they are highly pigmented. You can mostly find highly pigmented shadows at higher end makeup stores, such as Sephora or MAC. These types of shadows go on more vivid than normal and are usually used for photos or movies. I am going to show you how you can highly pigment your own shadows. It's pretty basic really. All you want to do is dip your eyeshadow brush or sponge into water before swiping your shadow. The water thickens the formula and causes the brush to absorb more of the shadow. This results in a more pigmented shadow. I took a few pictures of a swipe using a wet brush and a dry one so you can see the difference. The wet is on the left and the dry is on the right. I have also captioned the brands and names of each shadow in case you were wondering. PLEASE NOTE: SOME OF THE SHADOWS NEEDED A FLASH TO SHOW UP IN MY LIGHTING. THEY ARE MUCH MORE VIBRANT IN REAL LIFE.

Rimmel Blue Eye colour palette - unsure of the name
Rimmel London Colour Rush - 021 Alluring

                                                  Sally Girl Baked Eyeshadow-Ladylike Lavender

Sally Girl Baked Eyeshadow - Pink Frosting

Sally Girl-Blue Marine
So, Pictures don't lie. See the difference in tone? It's pretty crazy huh? So, eyeshadow rule of thumb; For a sheer look, opt for dry shadow, for a bold, vivid look, dab your eyeshadow brush in water. This can also go for blushes and bronzers. Turn them into cream blush/bronzer by spraying them with water.Another trick; spray your matte black shadow with water and apply with an eyeliner brush. Instant liquid eyeliner. It's amazing what water can do. Well, that's it for now folks. Stay tuned because I plan on posting again tomorrow with a DIY and some nail art.

September 02, 2012

Bath and Body Works haul and more...

Hey hey everyone,

        Hope everyone's long weekend is off to a smashing start. What I love about the long weekend is that your like, 'dang! it's Sunday already. Oh, Wait! There's still Monday left!.' What have I been up to, you ask? Well, Last night I caught up with a local Ribfest (which was a-freakin-mazing), today I cleaned my car and went shopping, and tomorrow, I'm hitting up the beach. Yes, summer is almost done and it's gotta go out with a bang. Now, when I say 'bang' I mean 'spend all your money and don't give two-well you know the rest, a le Nicki Minaj. Yes, I have been burning bills like it's going outta style. This is bad when, well, it's all the money that you have until your next check.

       In light of such things, I wanted to share with you my haul, which consist of everything from, candles to jewellery. Let me begin with my most recent haul, which was my bath and body works haul that happened today. On the left you will get a glimpse of my haul. Ta-da! isn't it gorgeous?! And it smells amazeballs. I wanted to do a vlog post about my haul but doing vlogs is alot of work. You gotta look perfect and everything. This way I can look like a hot mess and still show you guys the goods. I going to list all of the stuff and describe it. Let's begin ladies and lads.

Bubble bath (Lavender Vanilla) $5 on sale- This is a bedtime bubble bath and I bought it at the last minute because i noticed it was only $5 (normally $15). I guess you could say it was an 'mpulse buy.' I am super excited to try it.

Concentrated Room Spray (Marshmallow Fireside) $5- It's only 1.5 oz but one spray fills the room. My bedroom is right above my neighbors kitchen, so I get there nasty food smells sometimes (fish is the worst, bleeek!). This caught my attention for that reason. The smell also made an impact. It really smells like an ashy, fiery smell and it has a hint of marshmallow sweetness. Yum! My room smells fab.

Mini scented candles (Cafe au lait, Sweet Macaron, French baguette) 3 for $6- These guys are too perfect. They are small enough to pic several scents and i honestly couldnt choose just one. The cafe au lait smells has a cinnamony, coffee-ish, vanilla scent. The Sweet Macaron has a vanilla berry scent and the french baguette smells like a sweet buttery bakery (if you can imagine).

Mini body lotion (Malibu heat) $2.50 on sale - This little lotion was regularly $5 and I got it for half price. It has a flowery light scent that's perfect for the beach. I was in love the moments I sniffed. aaaaahhhh...:)

My Favorite Product of the haul. Scented candle (Summer Boardwalk) $6.25 on sale - This guy is amazing. I don't even know how to describe the scent. It's like funnel cakes, sea spray and sun mixed into a candle. So fantastic. I look forward to setting this candle ablaze.

Now, all of that goodness came together at the grand total of $31.36. Not to shabby!

Next up...

Every year in Toronto we  have a thing called the Canadian International Exhibition. Basically, it's a national fair with shopping, food, a midway and shows. It's pretty much the highlight of my summer. They usually have a makeup booth with a ton of discounted drugstore makeup. I spent so little that I thought I'd share.

-NY.C eyeshadow palette for blue eyes
-Rimmel Scandleyes mascara in extreme black
w/ free black eyeliner
- Rimmel Stay matte pressed powder
- Rimmel sparkle it up eyeliner in purple

All of this came to a grand total of $11.30. Yeeeeuuuus! It was pretty amazing. The Ex is only on until tomorrow so if your in the T.O area, go check it out!

And Finally...

The is another local traditn that I have called the Ribfest. It basically a giant bbq. There are about 20 vender's who prepare ribs and pulled pork sandwiches. You vote and there is a winner crowned. The food is amazing. But the shopping is even better. I picked up an adorable Pandora bracelet for $30.
The price included 7 charms. These are the ones I got.

Fleur-de-lis- Mainly because it's a french symbol and I'm in love with France, like IN LOVE!

Martini- Doesn't speak for it's self?

Cat- I am a self proclaimed 'cat lady'. I have two.

Vanity- Well, if your going to  call yourself a 'beauty queen' wouldn't a vanity be vital?

Anchor- I have always had a fascination with anchors. Mainly because they rep sailors and pirates which I'm kinda obsessed with.

Starfish- Again, something to do with my sea fascination.

Eiffel Tower -Did I mention I was in love with France? :P

Well ladies and gents, That's my haul. I hope you enjoyed. Thanks again for reading.

Lots o' Love