Thursday, March 31, 2011

Things I've learned this March...

So unfortunately I'm ending March on a rough note... coughing, sneezing and wheezing with a cold, but I thought it would be fun to do a little summary of "what I've learned":

- that I don't need eyeshadow as badly as I thought I did.
Doing the "eyes of March" challenge made me realize that in times of trial, I relied on simple eyeliner and mascara, and the eyeshadows I really appreciate in my collection aren't the unique shimmery numbers, but rather matte shadows. A couple of good neutrals and some paint pots are all I really need. Expect some sort of blog sale soon, and maybe a post on my favourite matte crease colours.

- that Vicks Vapour Rub is a necessity when my nose is congested

- that I can't resist a good black ankle boot...
I just bought these today from Stuart Weitzman on my little trip to Toronto (had to get the store to order them from a different location because they didn't have any in my size) and in about a week they should be in my hands :)


- MANGO has amazing necklaces... go check them out if you have a store nearby. Most of them in the $40-$50 range, I didn't get any yet because I didn't want to go too crazy on my Toronto trip but there were a few pieces that I really really loved, so I'm just spreading the word haha

- that Aveda remains one of my favourite brands for haircare

- that Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is quite overrated, I'm afraid. I do like it and think it's a good foundation but not worth its $60 price tag. When my skin was too oily or too dry it just didn't work - I suppose it would deliver best results to someone with perfectly normal skin.


What have you learned this month?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

*cough* *sneeze*


Hey everyone -
sorry it seems like I've fallen off the face of the earth these past few days, but I got hit with the most annoying cold. A giant throat infection that barely allows me to talk and all I want to do is just cuddle up and sleep until it goes away.
Sadly the only product I've been applying is this...

Therefore, not much material to write about haha...

Hope you're all well - see you when I stop sneezing and wheezing.
xoxox

Friday, March 25, 2011

Eyes of March continued...


Geez, I've sure picked a great month for this eyeshadow challenge (not)... I've been wearing less eye makeup than ever and opting for a more minimalistic approach.

This either means that I am going to need to do some eyeshadow drawer clean-up or that I've been a big hermit... or a bit of both. I can't really be bothered to put eye makeup on if I'm studying at home or taking notes in class all day.

Anyway, I did manage to a quick eyeshadow look yesterday - and here is the outcome:

Starting off with the face make-up, I used a blush I hadn't touched in a while, NARS Mounia, and added a bit of MAC Trace Gold blush just as a highlight at the top of the cheeks.
On the lips I chose one of my old favourites, MAC Big Kiss plushglass.


On the eyes I stuck to two eyeshadows, like usual.


Urban Decay Primer Potion (as a base)
MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow (all over lid)
MAC Print eyeshadow (winged out in the outer corner with a MAC 226 brush)
MAC Feline eyeliner
Diorshow Extase mascara

I really need to use more grey eyeshadows in the future, I love how print looked in the outer corner and I imagine it would look great all over the lid as well with some lighter silver in the inner corner and a smoked out black liner!
Next time I go out, I will do that look and report back :)

Are you into grey eyeshadows? What are your favourites?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday night beauty product drooling...


How perfect are these Le Metier De Beaute blush/bronzer duos?
Excuse me while I drool...


...5 minutes later...

Where was I again? Oh, right - another beauty product I'm anxious to try out in person by Le Metier De Beaute. I keep meaning to get more into the brand but sadly I haven't had the chance to go to the USA recently and raid a Neiman Marcus beauty department.

As far as I know, they do two different shades - Traviata, which is a bright coral with bronzer, and Romeo & Juliet which is a bright pink with bronzer:
Traviata

Romeo & Juliet

My eyes lean towards Traviata but I feel like almost all of my blushes are warm-toned, a slightly cool toned pink would be a more welcomed addition, plus I love the Romeo & Juliet name more. The bronzer shade is the same in both. At $65 a piece, these definitely need some more thought before buying - aren't they just beautiful though? Literally all I would need for a summer on the go :)

Which one would you pick?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Random shots of inspiration...


I know that my Tumblr account is to be used for random inspiring pictures but to be honest I just can't be bothered with that site most of the time. I mostly just save pictures that I enjoy on my hard drive, separate them into folders and love stumbling upon them every once in a while - same with old magazines that I kept.

Here are some images I'm enjoying at the moment:

in dire need of Spring!


I want to go to Marbella this year

drool... how amazing does this look?

I wish my closet was nice and organized like this

instead it looks like this -___-

Monday, March 21, 2011

Failed Outfit of the Night and NARS Eurydice eyeshadow duo


Moving along with my March challenge of using different eyeshadow every time I decide to wear it, I decided to each for one of my forgotten NARS eyeshadow duos while getting ready for a night out this past Saturday.
The eyeshadow duo in question is Eurydice by NARS and it was released with their Fall 2009 collection if I remember correctly. I remember seeing it on Temptalia and I had to have it. Such a unique deep plum shade with a blue duochrome paired with an intense charcoal gray with silver microshimmer... all you need for a captivating and intense smoky eye!



Here's how I used it:


MAC Constructivist paint pot (as a base to give a bit of depth and warmth)
NARS Euridyce (the deep plum - packed on all over the lid)
MAC Wedge eyeshadow (to soften and blend out the crease)
NARS Eurydice (the deep charcoal shade - outer corner and bottom lash line)
MAC Feline eyeliner
Diorshow Extase mascara

I also tried to take pictures of what I decided to wear but it was a bit of a fail. I was in a rush and had no time to fiddle with camera settings so there's a strange red tint in the one outfit photo that managed to turn out. I really need to buy a tripod so I can stop taking these Myspace-like photos in the mirror!


Dress: American Apparel
Vest: Rag & Bone
Belt: studded navy blue suede belt from a boutique in Romania - has no brand

Kept it very simple, minimal jewelry aside from some earrings you can't see in the photo and one of my favourite pairs of shoes (by Barbara Bui).



What do you use for an intense smoky eye? For me, NARS Eurydice is as intense as I go when it comes to super dark eye makeup, but I'm always open for suggestions. I was contemplating buying MAC's Blackground paint pot since it seems to give a great black smoky eye with minimal effort. Thoughts?

Hope you're having a great Monday :)

- Sandra

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Used up so far... Part IX


Here we go again, another edition of products I've used up recently!
This edition is rather basic but I like keeping track of things to I figured it would be good to post this:


1. Vichy Eau Thermale Micellar Solution
I bought this because it was $20 for 500mL at Shoppers Drug Mart as opposed to Bioderma which was $22 for 250mL and I was hoping it would deliver. While it was great at removing face and lip makeup it just did not cut it at removing eye makeup. I don't even use waterproof eye products yet I still had a hard time with this. It does eventually remove all the eye makeup but with a lot of persistent rubbing - which is never good to do on the gentle skin around the eyes. Back to Bioderma for me!

2. Lacoste Touch of Sun eau de toilette
This was limited edition and I had it for ages - I bought it in 2006 when I went to Germany for the World Cup so it will always remind me of that time. I don't think they make this anymore but it was a beautiful, light, fresh summer scent. It was clean with a bit of sweetness at the same time.

3. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
My favourite cleanser! You already know this, though :) I already bought a back-up of it since I can't be without it.

Did you use up any products this week?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Another beautiful day and yesterday's eyeshadow :)


Ever since thursday it's been absolutely wonderful weather here so I have been trying to enjoy it as much as possible (even though I work all weekend). Didn't get a chance to take too many pictures of my makeup from yesterday but it's not like I did anything riveting worth documenting.

I decided to use a product I am very torn about, NARS Mykonos cream eyeshadow. I love the colour of it - it is right up my alley, a beautiful light bronzy plum - but the application is just a hot mess. It creases within the hour and you have to apply it in thin layers otherwise it gets goopy. The only way I can get it to stay on and not crease as much is to use Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath... so that's exactly what I did! Lasted for about 4 hours but hey - better than nothing! Here's the finished look:


NARS Mykonos cream eyeshadow (all over the lid)
NARS Fez eyeshadow (outer corner)
Bare Minerals Nude Beach loose eyeshadow (inner half)
MAC Feline eyeliner
Eyeko Big Eyes mascara (I love this but it's so hard to remove!)

I also tried to take an artsy photo with my iPhone of one of the high windows in my house showing green trees and blue skies... I forgot I had purchased this app called Camera Bag and it has a ton of cool effects. It wasn't pricy and has lots more options than Instagram and other free camera apps out there.

Okay time to shut up now. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

In & Out (St. Patrick's day edition)

IN

- wearing no makeup today! Three cheers for "good skin" days

- sunshine, melting snow... I feel like I'm coming back to life. It's supposed to be 17 degrees Celsius today

- new Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense eyeshadow range looks so good

They have beautiful packaging and cool intricate patterns on the eyeshadows themselves. They're supposed to be really long lasting and the pigmentation and application looks great. Click here to see some swatches from one of my favourite blogs for swatches, KarlaSugar. White Punch and Khaki Pulse look like they're meant to be mine! Can't wait to check them out in person.

- saw a post about a new H&M collection coming out in April, called the "Conscious" collection or something along those lines, and these two dresses really caught my eye - very Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011... let's hope that they come to an H&M near me and that they don't disappoint:


OUT

- it's St. Patrick's day and everyone on campus at my university seems to be drunk. I don't get it. I have an exam in about 15 minutes so I'm definitely not a part of the St. Patrick's day fan club today

- nothing else really, just looking forward to the weekend!

xoxox

Sandra

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Warm golds and cold golds...


I'm going to try and cut down the blabber and just get to the point. This is another entry in my little March eyeshadow challenge. Two very similar looks but the overall feeling from the looks are different. Yesterday was warm and luminous, today I opted for of a more neutral vibe but with more focus on the eyes. Shall we?

March 15

YSL Teint Resist Foundation mixed with MAC Strobe Cream
NARS Laguna bronzer
MAC Earth to Earth blush (applied heavily)
Dior Coral Lace lipstick

Eyes:
MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot (as a base)
MAC Blonde's Gold pigment (all over lid)
Bobbi Brown Hot Stone (crease & outer corner)
MAC Raven eyeliner (top lashline)
Diorshow Extase mascara


March 16

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation
NARS Laguna bronzer
MAC Earth to Earth blush (applied lightly)
nothing on lips except for a little bit of Aquaphor (clear)

Eyes:
MAC Bare Study paint pot (base)
MAC Bold as Gold eyeshadow from Fafi2 quad (all over lid - this is a terrible eyeshadow to work with, no wonder why I never use it. Fail.)
Bobbi Brown Hot Stone eyeshadow (crease)
MAC Sense of Style eyeliner (bottom lash line only)
Diorshow Extase mascara

Just a few tweaks and the whole "vibe" of a look can be changed.
I love how in today's look the eyes really stood out, but I love the luminosity and warmth of the skin in yesterday's look. I strongly suggest mixing a rather matte foundation with some MAC Strobe Cream (if you own it) for a light coverage, beautiful glowy finish. Sadly it doesn't have strong staying power - it lasts about 4 to 5 hours - but sometimes that's all one needs.

What do you think??

xoxox

Sandra

Monday, March 14, 2011

Moisturizing 101


I've been totally obsessed with the following three items as of late so I had to blog about them. They all serve the same purpose - to moisturize (amongst other things). Two are super cheap, one is not, but together they have been making my skin very happy and now that winter is slowly coming to an end I have to thank them from saving me from any skin disasters.


1. Eucerin Aquaphor
Has been so good on any dry patches on lips, cuticles, knuckles, elbows, feet - you name it. It's basically a stripped-down version of Vaseline with a thicker consistency (and fewer ingredients). Feels a bit greasy on if you apply it to the skin but it's been really wonderful. Works well to protect minor scrapes and cuts as well, so if you're like me and constantly getting random little paper cuts, this product is a must-have! Has a nice glossy effect on the lips as well, so I even apply it over lipstick during the day! Not sticky at all and feels so smooth. I got mine form Shoppers Drug Mart for $9.99.

2. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
This is another basic moisturizing product that I can't be without. Sometimes if my skin is feeling extra dry, after removing my makeup with whatever I'm using at the moment (usually a micellar water type of product), I use a generous amount of this moisturizer and give my face a good massage for about 5-10 minutes before gently rinsing it off or wiping it off with a towel. Skin is instantly rehydrated and happy afterwards.
Sure it doesn't feel as luxurious as other moisturizers I've tried (*sigh* Chanel Hydramax, one day you'll be mine) but it's always good to have a cheap, basic moisturizer on hand at all times to rely on. I use it as a body moisturizer as well.
I will need to buy something a bit lighter and with SPF for summertime but this winter I found myself really appreciating good ol' Cetaphil.

3. Chantecaille Vital Essence
This is a serum designed to go all over the face and used either alone or under moisturizers (for an extra boost, if needed). It's rich in anti-odxidants, fancy plant extracts and Vitamin C. I absolutely love this as an under-eye "moisturizer". I don't own an eye cream and don't find the need to since this fulfills my under-eye needs. It's extremely lightweight, has a very faint fresh scent and a little goes a long way. One pump is enough for my eye area and my forehead. The bottle is pricy, I got mine from Neiman Marcus and it was $98 but it has lasted me over a year with regular every day use (sometimes I use it in the morning as well) and it works so well at calming under-eye puffiness and making the area feel smooth and refreshed.

I would like to try another eye cream after I use up the Chantecaille just to compare since I've been using that for so long, so suggestions are welcome. I am a fan of thin gel-like consistencies and don't like anything heavy or too creamy since that area never gets dry on me.

What are your favourite moisturizing products?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Long sleeves, short dresses


Today I wanted to blog about one of my favourite types of dresses (the other favourite being the standard sleeveless shift dress) - long-sleeved and short!

I don't have enough of these and I'm always searching for that perfect addition to my closet. I love simple, well-made dresses that can be accessorized multiple ways and can be worn again and again. I find this particular style incredibly flattering on me as I have quite long legs and I don't like showing too much chest/shoulders most of the time.

I've collected some pieces that caught my eye from around the Internet and thought I would share:
nude belted dress with leather cuffs by A.L.C.


long sleeved mini dress with shoulder detailing by RED Valentino


long voluminous sleeves, silk dress by Elizabeth and James

The Elizabeth and James one is my favourite, it has a deep V in the back as well making it even sexier! I've been following it on random sites like a hawk hoping it goes on sale because I'm not willing to pay full price for it (which, with tax/customs would come at over $400 -___- )

Are you a fan of these types of dresses? Are you like me and like to "hunt" for particular pieces online until you find them on sale or find a similar style that fits within your budget?

Hope you all had a great weekend!

xoxo

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Night out - eye makeup


Only one eyeshadow look to report for this weekend - had a fun night out with friends before retreating to my room for the next few days to study for some upcoming exams. Anyways this is slightly more dramatic than the daytime looks I've shown in the past and since I was on the go I only got the chance to take a picture with my cellphone.


MAC Constructivist Paint Pot (as a base)
MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow (all over the lid and lower lash line)
MAC Shroom eyeshadow (inner half)
Chanel Taupe Grise eyeshadow (outer corner and crease)
Shu Uemura Black painting liner
Diorshow Extase mascara

The rest of my makeup was very simple, just NARS Madly blush and YSL Rouge Pur Shine lipstick in #26. This is one of my go-to taupe combinations!

I hope you are all having a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today's eyes... remembering MAC Antiqued


Continuing with the eyeshadow challenge of March, today I decided to use another one of my long forgotten eyeshadows - Antiqued.

I love the colour but always had a bit of a hard time matching it up with things. It seems to work amazingly on the lower lash line but finding a suitable eyelid combination can be a bit tricky so I just usually never bother.


MAC Antiqued eyeshadow on the lower lash line


MAC Rubenesque paint pot (all over the lid)
MAC Texture eyeshadow (in the crease)
MAC Antiqued eyeshadow (outer corner and lower lash line)
Milani Liquif'eye eyeliner
Diorshow Extase mascara

Do you own Antiqued eyeshadow? What do you combine it with? I like the way this turned out and if you have blue eyes I recommend this combination because it would make you eye colour stand out like whoa!

Recommendations on ways to wear Antiqued are very welcome - especially from my fellow brown eyed girls :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The basics of the past few days...

I took the weekend (and the few days after that) off from wearing my usual makeup - I've ditched foundation and eyeshadow and pranced around with minimal makeup for a few days.
I do that sometimes when I feel the need for a little "break" and it's great because I always feel re-inspired afterwards... so today I decided to blog about those products that I've been reaching for during my "bare minimum" days:


  1. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC4 (under the eye and on any blemishes/discoloured areas)
  2. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder on a MAC 129 brush (to set the concealer and even out skin texture)
  3. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark on a MAC 182 brush (to contour my face, this matches me perfectly when I'm tanned in the summer and works very well as a contour during the winter)
  4. MAC Brow Set to tame my eyebrows
  5. EOS lip balm
  6. Aquaphor (as extra lip balm and for a glossy finish)
I didn't use any eye products because it has been cold and super windy and my eyes water like crazy in that weather so I didn't bother.

Today however was nice so decided to go with a new eyeshadow combination (for the Eyes of March series, of course)... simple simple, as always:



- MAC Brulee eyeshadow (all over the lid up to the brow bone)
- MAC Twinks eyeshadow (crease and outer corner)
- Stila Teak eyeliner
- Eyeko Big Eyes mascara

Simple, I told you ;)

Hope you're all having a great week

xoxoxo

Sunday, March 6, 2011

In & Out (early March randomness)

IN

- Avene Diacneal, a very gentle yet effective night time treatment with glycolic acid and retinaldehyde that helps fade post-blemish marks. It does stain pillowcases though, so beware.

- light nail polishes! Out with the blacks and browns... I'm currently wearing Essie's Mint Candy Apple on my toes and Van D'go on my nails

- the TaskCard Mini app for Mac computers, perfect for little to-do lists and shopping lists

- trying to buckle down and not spend any money on clothes this month! I've done it before so it's not that big of a challenge, but it's hard when there are so many beautiful things out there... I'm currently drooling over this sexy Herve Leger dress from their Spring collection and a pair of Cutler & Gross sunglasses:

source: Forward by Revolve

source: Forward by Revolve

I'm usually not a fan of Herve Leger dresses since they're all a bit too "Kim Kardashian" for my taste and are quite predictable (and not to mention their ridiculous price points) but every once in a while they make me go "ooooh!" and the asymmetrical piece above was one of them.

OUT

- long nails. I tried keeping long nails this week and I hated every minute of it. Short nails are the way to go for me.

- SNOW! It snowed again over the weekend and I'm super depressed about it.

- feeling rather down and unmotivated... I think this ridiculously long winter is to blame

- eyeshadow... I haven't been wearing any for the past 3 days. I'm going to start again tomorrow because I do love the Eyes of March idea but it was nice to take a bit of a break

Friday, March 4, 2011

Used up so far... Part VIII (and today's eye makeup)


This whole "using things up" business is coming along slowly but surely, I still have 2 foundations and a bunch of random makeup items (bronzer, powder, lipgloss) to work through before I can start buying some things from my wish list.
It's a pain because I'm a big fan of instant gratification and I want to start buying new things NOW but I need to control myself otherwise I will need my own "Hoarders" special.

Here's what I used up:

1. Lush Tea Tree Water Toner


One of my favourite skincare items! I've been using this toner for over a year now. Very light and refreshing, I love that it comes in a spray bottle so you can spray it all over your face for some therapeutic Tea Tree action or you can spray it on a cotton pad and swipe it across the face to give your skin a good clean! I'd definitely repurchase this, but since I'm a curious creature, I am keen on maybe trying a different toner just to keep things interesting. Any suggestions?

2. Caudalie Beauty Elixir Facial Spray


I had high hopes for this little thing but it did nothing. It was expensive, I didn't like the smell, and it literally did nothing. Didn't make my skin look "glowing", and it was a bit sticky. Give me Fix+ by MAC over this any day.

3. Dior Addict Lip Glow


I love this! My go-to lip product, especially in the summer. It reacts with your body temperature to turn into a beautiful pink colour - similar to Smashbox O-Glow. Now, it turns a different shade of pink on other people (some say it turns neon pink on them) but on me it turns a pretty rosy pink shade. It is moisturizing, has a bit of a glossy finish, colour lasts on the lips and it has SPF. Will definitely repurchase this once summer comes around :)

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Now, since it's still March, here's my eyeshadow look for today:
MAC Constructivist Paint Pot (base)
MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow (eyelid)
MAC Espresso eyeshadow (crease & outer V)
MAC Feline eyeliner
Eyeko Big Eyes mascara


Face:
YSL Teint Resist (#5) & Chanel Mat Lumiere (#50) foundations mixed
NARS Laguna bronzer
NARS Madly blush

Lips:
Chanel Rouge Coco #20 Rose Comete
Revlon Peach Petal lipgloss


That's it for me today, have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Face of the day - March 3


I'm working on getting out of a makeup rut this month, so when I put on my makeup before heading back to my night class (insert loud yawning noise here) I dipped into a colour palette that I hadn't touched in ages - the cool-toned pinks.
I wanted to use some eyeshadows that I hadn't used in a long time for my "Eyes of March" entry so with that, I had to pair my blush and lipstick accordingly because cool-toned pinks are fickle and if you match them up with anything too warm you end up looking a bit strange.

I can't pull them off as well as a platinum blonde or a black haired woman because my hair has quite a bit of red in it at the moment, so the warm red and golden undertones tend to clash with cool-toned makeup, but anyway all blabber aside, I managed to pull it together somehow and this really made me want to tone my hair to a bit of an ashier brown haha...


Face:
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #5
Laura Mericer Translucent Powder
Benefit Powderflage (under the eyes)
MAC MSF Natural Medium Dark as a contour
NARS Sin Blush

Lips:
YSL Rouge Volupte #7 "Lingerie Pink"
Eyeko lip gloss in Primrose Hill

Now for today's "Eyes of March":


Urban Decay Primer Potion (base)
MAC Seedy Pearl eyeshadow (all over lid)
MAC Circa Plum Pigment (outer half)
MAC Beauty Marked (outer V)
Milani Liquif'eye eyeliner
Eyeko Big Eyes Mascara

Again this would look amaaaazing on someone with more ashy brown hair or on a blonde, I'm a bit scared of cool toned pinks but hey - this month is all about expanding our horizons, right? ;)

Hope you're all having a great day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

John Frieda 3 Day Straight - Review


I was never a fan of straight hair on myself. My hair is quite thin and fine, and whenever I tried straightening it myself, it would look flat and dull. The only time it ever looks nice straight is after a professional blow dry.

A few weeks ago I started hearing lots of good things about this new John Frieda product, called 3 Day Straight. I bought it on a whim (it wasn't expensive, I got it for $8.99 at Ulta in the US, at Shoppers Drug Mart of course it has an inflated price - $15.99), I have used it three times since and I absolutely love it!


I'm not sure what the science behind it is, or how it works, but the main idea is you spray this all over your hair while it is wet/damp, then you blow dry your hair completely dry and follow up with a straightening iron. It's supposed to keep your hair smooth and straight for three days without any kinks or curls (I usually always get a strange funky curl in the back the next day after I straighten my hair).

The first time I used it, I did exactly what I was told - I sprayed it all over my hair and then blow dried and followed up with a straightening iron. I had pin straight hair for three days, as promised.
Now personally I don't like pin straight hair on myself, so the next two times that I used the product, I skipped the straightening part and I still absolutely love the results.



I finally was able to get my hair to stay sleek and smooth after blow drying it myself - it finally looks the way it does after a professional blow dry!
It's not completely straight but rather just more smooth and sleek, with a bit of body to it.
I'm so happy! I can finally have straight-ish hair again and not hate every second of it. I still love my wavy voluminous hair but it's a nice change from time to time and I'm glad this product worked so well for me.

There are a ton of other reviews for this product on blogs and youtube, but I figured I share my experience as well since we all have different hairstyles and textures. My hair is long (chest-length), thin, coloured, and naturally wavy. It takes about 10 sprays of product to get it evenly distributed throughout.

Have you tried this product yet? I definitely think it's worth giving a try. Even if you have tons of hair and it might not keep it pin straight the entire time, I definitely think it would help in keeping it sleek and frizz-free for longer!

A Challenge for March...

The sun is shining, the snow is melting, birds are chirping and all that good stuff...
March has finally arrived and spring is slowly creeping back into my life!

Last month I challenged myself to do a blog post every single day, this month is a bit of a different challenge and I was inspired by Yuliya to join "Eyes Of March" - which means using a different eyeshadow each day this month!
Now on some days I don't wear any eyeshadow (for example yesterday) so there was no use in boring you with stating that. But each time I do put eyeshadow on, I will document it and let you know what I've used!

Now, if I use one eyeshadow as a lid colour one day, and then as a crease colour with a new, different eyeshadow another day - that's perfectly fine. The key here is just to try and incorporate a new, different colour each time.
It's a perfect little challenge for those of us who own so much eyeshadow yet we get stuck in a rut (*cough* my bare study-brule-wedge rut or my satin taupe-taupe grise rut). It's cool to get re-aquainted with some forgotten favourites from our collections.

Now I'm still going to do different posts as well this month - doing straight up eyeshadow posts only might get a bit dull, but if I do have a different eyeshadow on that day, I will include it at the bottom of the post - or if I'm not using any eyeshadow at all that day, you'll know because I just won't mention it!

Without further ado, today's "eye":

MAC Bare Study (base)
MAC Shroom (lid)
Chanel Vert Khaki (crease and outer V)
MAC Raven Kohl Power (liner)
Eyeko Big Eyes mascara

What do you think of this little challenge?



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