Monday, February 8, 2010

Current Cosmetic Favourites...

Hi everyone!
Sincere apologies for slacking, I've been drowning in school work. One more midterm exam this week and it's spring break! My family and I will be leaving for St. Lucia for vacation on friday, and I can't wait for some warm weather :)

What better way to catch up with the beauty blogging world than a quick "Face of the Day" post including all of my current favourites? On we go:


- HAIR: I got my hair dyed a bit darker. I also purchased organic Argan Oil (the ingredient that makes Moroccanoil so fantastic) at the drugstore (Shopper's Drug Mart, here in Canada). It was a lot cheaper than any other brand name Argan oil products (only $8) and the oil is the second ingredient listed on the back of the packaging.
I've been putting a few drops of this through wet hair instead of Chi Silk Infusion and the shine has dramatically increased. I'm happy.
I also purchased Big shampoo by Lush, and although it smells like cheap laundry detergent powder, it does a great job at thoroughly cleaning my hair. I use it about once a week when I need a stronger clarifying shampoo to eliminate product buildup.

- FACE: NARS Sheer Glow foundation has been wonderful, I am really eager to take this with me on vacation to see how it holds up in the heat. If it holds up, it may just be my favourite thing. It's the only thing that I'm concerned with - that it may only be suitable for me in the winter when my skin is slightly drier.

- CHEEKS: NARS Mounia blush has been a favourite these past few weeks. A deep raspberry/wine colour.

- LIPS: MAC Oyster Girl lipglass. I'm almost finished this gloss for Project 10 Pan. My favourite gloss by MAC. For when my lips get dry, I've been using MAC's lip conditioner before bed. It's better than any chapstick I've ever tried.

No preferences for eye shadow, I've been wearing very little on my eyes lately since I've been either at home studying, sleeping or in a lab deep within University grounds.

- NAILS: Chanel "Particulaire" from their spring collection. It's like Metro Chic by Sephora OPI but with all the lavender hints sucked out of it. In the photo it shows up a bit warmer toned than it is in real life. This is just one coat (LOVE that it only takes one coat!):


I hope that you all have a great week. Looking forward to post about my NARS foundation trials in hot weather. I also have a sample of NARS primer with SPF, which will come in handy. Watch this space :)

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE that Chanel Particuliere!! I bought it the day the collection came out and I use it constantly! It reminds me of the OPI colour "You don't know Jacques" with a warmer undertone. Definitely looks fab with everything, too.

    Are you a fan of the OPI suede?? I tried it and I have mixed emotions right now. Although it doesn't last long, it gives a different matte effect...

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  2. Oyster Girl is one of my favorite lipglasses too!

    Have fun on your trip :)

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  3. You hair looks amazing darker and it is uber shiny! Enjoy your holiday.

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  4. Ahh the nail polish is GORGEOUS! xx

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  5. Yay a post from you :) you look lovely, and your hair looks extra special! Have a fabulous holiday and enjoy yourself! X

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  6. I love that warm grayish taupe nail color! And you're hair looks great! I've been wanting to dye mine a dark brown, like Megan Fox dark, but I always have trouble with the upkeep of dying it.

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  7. I love the nail polish! Your hair looks gorgeous as well!

    www.niksbeautifuldaze.blogspot.com

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  8. Great post u look so pretty!! Hope u have fun on ur trip i heard its beautiful there! Take lots of pictures and mabye u will run into the bachelor LOL ;)

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  9. Your hair is gorgeous! Love that colour! x]

    xx

    http://sarahxosoda.blogspot.com/

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  10. I really want to try argon oil, but my hair is slightly on the greasy side.. so... well maybe some day lol Love your blog ;))

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  11. I'm on the hunt for metro chic at the moment. And oyster girl and nars sheer glow are on my list of must have purchases as soon as I'm allowed back to start buying things again. MAC Spring Color Forecast kind of cleared me out! :)

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  12. @VAidaG no worries! my hair is on the greasy side as well... just make sure to keep it away from your roots and you'll be fine :)

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  13. yea, Particuliere is really lovely.... like a mushroom colour! and im a sucker for chanel nail polishes...

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  14. Oyster Girl was my very first MAC lipglass =) I still love it.

    I live in Canada too, what brand was the Argan Oil treatment you bought? I'm interested, because I just asked my hair dresser to grab me some from her beauty supply, but it always takes her forever, so I'd prefer to just get it myself if I can from Shoppers!

    Great blog, by the way. Glad I found you! You have a new follower =)

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  15. Particuliere looks gorgeous on you! Love the chosen products, and you're so pretty!

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  16. That blush looks fantastic on your skin tone!

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  17. I love this! I am seriously considering buying it. Today I am wearing OPI You Don´t Know Jacques, which is quite a good dupe!!
    XX

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  18. awww gorgeous blog
    I absolutely LOVE that nail polish!!

    *follow*
    :)

    Elizaaa xx

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  19. I went on to grab the Chanel Particuliere on the other day, it was totally sold outIoI..xx

    http://thestyleofneighborhood.blogspot.com/

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  20. I absolutely love this colour!

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  21. Hi, I just purchased the Argan Oil as well and the sales girl at Sally's Beauty suggested putting a few drops in with my hair coloring...which I did and it turned out great!

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  22. Hi, I just purchased the Argan oil as well and the sales girl at Sally's Beauty sugggested adding a few drops in with my hair coloring and it worked great!

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  23. hi sweetie:

    i was wndering what is the name/brand of the organic argan oil that you purchased? i have been looking for it at shoppers but i just can't find it!

    oh love the nail polish.. only one coat?! wonderful...

    xo

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  24. hi sandra:

    thanks so much for your quick answer! i'm going to look for it today it's such a good deal!

    xo

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  25. You have AMAZING skin! It so perfect and has a really nice glow :)

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