Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Seeing Double...

I have been lacking in the outfit post department recently because unfortunately I've been in my chemical-stained lab coat pretty much every day at school.

However this weekend I took a much-needed break from schoolwork and met up with friends...
and what's better than an outfit post? TWO outfit posts!
Introducing my beautiful friend Rosanna, one of my good friends. She's been very supportive of me and my bogging endeavours, so a post of the two of us was much-needed :)


Rosanna is wearing:
Navy blue off the shoulder tunic from H&M
Chunky necklace from Target
Black leggings from Urban Behaviour
White leather & gold chain vintage bracelet
Gold Michael Kors watch
Aldo black suede wedges

... and I spy some minty green nails :)

I am wearing:
Alice & Olivia sweater dress with silver studs at the neck
Skin-coloured nylons (brrr... it was cold)
Brown platform shoes from Shoes for Lovely People
No accessories, just some red nail polish.


I hope you are all having a great week.
I still have a couple of items left on my blog sale, so please check out my previous blog post if you haven't already.
Thank you so much for reading,
until next time!

PS: 2 more items and I'm done project 10 pan! I have been such a snail at this... haven't bought any make-up yet in 2010. *goes through withdrawals*

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shoe-spiration...


After falling in love with the above picture I felt the urge to hunt for a pair of shoes similar to those. A bold platform sandal is missing from my shoe collection, and I've been scouring the internet for contenders.
Burberry Prorsum and those crazy lucite platform Fendi sandals come to mind but with the hefty $1000+ price tag, they are far beyond my reach.

So far the closest I've come are these:


By good ol' Miss Sixty. They have the perfect amount of texture. Only drawback to these is that I own a very similar pair - except without a platform, so I'm not completely sold on these.
What shoe styles have you been eyeing?

If you've come across anything similar to the beautiful bow platform sandals in the first photo, please don't hesitate to let me know :)

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

PS: Due to popular demand (and poll results)... a minuscule blog sale is coming next week! I have 5 cosmetic items (MAC & Urban Decay) in great condition that are in dire need of new owners, as well as a couple of fashion items that I will be putting on here (or on e-bay). Stay tuned.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tag - 40 Beauty Questions!

I was watching Gemma's video of this tag and since I have nothing better to do on a saturday evening than study (and waste time on the internet, of course), I figured I'd answer the questions on my blog :)

SKINCARE
-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice - sometimes 3 times if I've been at work all day and I feel like everything is melting off.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have oily-combination skin. Mostly oily, but can get dry in certain spots at times.

-What is your current facial wash?
Cetaphil

-Do you exfoliate?
Yes! 3-4 times a week, if necessary.

-What brand do you use?
I use a Clarisonic skincare brush or MAC Microfine Refinisher if I have any blackheads - they disappear afterwards!

-What moisturizer do you use?
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

-Do you have freckles?
No

-Do you use eye cream?
No, I use Chantecaille Vital Essence Eye&Face Serum instead. Love!

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes. I have mild hormonal acne that makes me very angry because it leaves marks, and when the marks finally fade away a new breakout cycle begins. Yay.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Yes I did when I was in high school, didn't work for me.

MAKE-UP
-What foundation do you use?
At the moment I switch between NARS Sheer Glow, Chanel Pro Lumiere or Chanel Mat Lumiere.

-How about concealer?
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer... my favourite!

-Do you know your undertone color?
Yes. It's mostly yellow but not as yellow as MAC NC tends to turn... so I suppose a neutral-yellow tone.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I think they are very pretty if applied correctly. My success rate in applying them is about 2/10.

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Most mascara packages say 6 months, so I don't know who made the 3 month rule. A tube rarely lasts longer than 2-3 months without drying out though. Drugstore mascaras last me like 3 weeks.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
YSL is my absolute favourite - but L'Oreal is a close second when I can't afford the big guns.

-Sephora or MAC?
Neither. Sephoras are always messy, sold out of stuff, and crowded. My local MAC counter is pretty mediocre. Shopping online FTW! If I had to pick only one store to buy make-up from forever I'd pick Nordstrom because they carry all the brands I like using.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No. I'm not a "Pro" by any means.

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
My hands and various brushes.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, I use Urban Decay Primer Potion because it's the only thing that doesn't make my eye shadow crease.

-For the face?
No. Haven't found a primer that I like for the face yet. Makeup always feels heavier if I use primers.

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Probably All That Glitters or Style Snob - both by MAC.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Most of the time I use pencil.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don't poke my eyes with eyeliner pencils, but I do poke my eyes with mascara wands :(

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Beautiful colours. I rarely reach for them though.

-Do you use mineral makeup?
Not anymore. I tried BareMinerals and I loved it but I had some type of allergic reaction because my face would always get super hot and itchy when I wore it. The coverage was great and the finish was nice as well, though.

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Probably YSL Rouge Volupte in "Nude Beige"

-How about lipgloss?
Oyster Girl by MAC is my favourite coloured gloss. Lip Maximizer by Dior is my favourite colourless gloss - great texture and effect.

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Earth to Earth Mineralized blush by MAC. I hope they bring it back soon... I use it almost every day! Deep Throat by NARS is a close second.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Not really. A couple of times I lucked out by finding brand new YSL products for less than retail price, but that was a while ago.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Not really. It's always disappointed me, aside from L'Oreal Voluminous mascara which I love.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I went once and I bought my 224 brush. All the makeup in the particular store I visited looked and smelled really old, though. So that was a bit of a turnoff.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
No.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I'm fine at everything except for mascara - I always poke my eye or some part of my face with the wand. It's inevitable.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Orange skin and super light concealer-coloured lipstick. Combined. I saw a girl rocking the Snooki make-up look on vacation in St. Lucia and I really wanted to wash her face every time I saw her. Her hair was platinum blonde, her face was orange and her lips were almost white. *shudders*

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Neutrals!

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Natalie Portman and Olivia Palermo always look so pretty and polished. I also like the dark messy eyeliner a la Ashley Olsen.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Foundation.

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I could, but I wouldn't. Maybe once I can laser all the pesky little acne scars from my face I'll do it.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Yes I do have my moments haha

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
There can't just be ONE that's the best. It's all about mixing and matching.

-What do you think of Makeup?
It's a passion of mine :)

I tag you all! Feel free to do this as well and post it in your blogs/videos!
Until next time.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Face of the day! 05.03.10

Today was a beautiful sunny day and spring is slowly creeping its way back into my life.
In honour of the nice weather I felt like doing a light, fresh, spring makeup look since as of late I've been slumming it and wearing zero eyeshadow.
It was good to be back to playing with colours.

WARNING: I look really emotional in the last photo haha


EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow all over the lid
MAC Nylon eyeshadow in the inner 1/3rd of the eye
a tiny bit of MAC Sketch eyeshadow in the crease
MAC Feline Kohl Power eyeliner
YSL Singulier Mascara
MAC #7 eyelashes

FACE (washed out by flash):
Chanel Pro Lumiere foundation in #40
Benefit Hoola bronzer
MAC Earth to Earth blush
NARS Deep Throat blush
MAC Marquise'd lipstick
MAC Oyster Girl lipglass

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Love,
Sandra


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