Friday, September 24, 2010

Wrrrrap me up!

I've been obsessing over wrap bracelets lately...

My wrists are very small and most statement bracelets (the gorgeous cuffs and bangles that look amazing on everyone else) look strange and loose on me.

I had given up on bracelets until gorgeous leather wrap bracelets started capturing my attention. Wrap bracelets don't discriminate against small wrists and come in a myriad of textures, colours and sizes.

Obviously I have chosen the neutral ones (haha):


From left to right:
1. Chan Luu 2. Burberry Prorsum
2. Giles & Bother 3. Alexander McQueen

When I finally take the wrap-bracelet plunge, I'll be sure to post about what I have chosen.
Until then I sit and admire...

What new accessory have you been lusting over?

- Sandra

Friday, September 17, 2010

Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara... the good and the bad

I mentioned a week ago in my August Favourites video that I think I have finally found my holy grail mascara...
*drum roll please*


Here is Makeup Forever's Smoky Lash Mascara, in all its glory!


It offers an intense black formula that coats the lashes generously and makes them more dramatic (thicker, longer and more voluminous) in just one coat!


with nothing on... where art thou, eyelashes?


one coat of Smoky Lash mascara!

I wanted to show you all how nice this mascara is on just plain natural lashes. When combined with the effects of an eyelash curler, the result is even more dramatic.

I really love how this works so well in just one coat. For me, it gives me just the effect I am looking for, thus it may very well be "Holy Grail" material :)

So, let's recap all the pros (and cons... there are a couple of those as well) of this great product:

PRO:

- intense black pigment
- brush coats lashes generously with just one coat
- gives volume, length and thickness
- great lasting power
- doesn't transfer to my brow bone (!!! this was the best part for me)

CON:

- $22
- limited availability (I have to travel to Sephora, which isn't too close to my house, in order to get it)
- dries out way too quickly :(

So, as you can see, I was initially elated by this mascara...
until I noticed that it started drying out majorly after a mere month of usage.
I had been spoiled by my YSL Singulier mascara which seemed to get "better with age"... it would last me up to 3 months and the formula actually improved after a month of use.

Sadly with MUFE Smoky Lash, this wasn't the case, so I must re-evaulate my options... should I buy another tube of this wondrous product or should I continue my hunt?
I can barely use it now after a month of having it since it's getting flaky.

Has anyone else had this experience with MUFE Smoky Lash? Did I get a dud or something? I am not a "change mascara tube every month" person, I know some people will yell at me for this, but if on the tube it says 6 months, I expect mine to at least last 2 or 3.

Looking forward to reading your comments!

xxxx

Sandra

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Post-Holiday In & Outs

IN

- Chanel's Taupe Gris eyeshadow... been obsessed with this ever since I bought it and I try to find excuses to wear it daily

- royal blue toenails

- Barcelona! Fell in love with this city this past week... I spent last thursday up until this tuesday there and I am dying to go back. Amazing food, perfect weather, and great company :)

- KAIN label T-shirts & tanks... the most perfect and soft blends of silk and micromodal jersey... so sexy and sheer and loose-fitting; I cannot say enough good things about them!

- MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara: I have found my Holy Grail! I also love YSL Faux Cils but I find that the MUFE is a more intense black and smudges less... it is also cheaper and thus a winner in my books!

- end of summer weather... balmy, breezy, sunny... the start of fall/end of summer weather has always been my favourite

- Nutella


OUT

- Topshop... I was so disappointed! Yes, I saw a ton of cute stuff at the Topshops in London but the prices were absolutely insane for the quality of the items. Most of that stuff was Forever21 quality at best, and yet they still charged 70-80 pounds for a dress that was maybe worth $30. I bought a ring from there for 12 pounds and it broke in half the very first time I wore it. Big fat disappointment!

- post-holiday blues... I literally feel like I need bed rest for a week to recover haha

- back to work and school next week! ho hum...

- rain! It rained every day when I was in London, and now that I came home, it started raining here too...

- losing my Tiffany bow earrings on holiday :( must get them replaced ASAP!


Hope you all had a good couple of weeks while I was gone!


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