Sunday, August 19, 2012

Get Ready With Me (Last Night's Makeup)

Had the pleasure of getting together with some great friends over the weekend (most of which I had been friends with since grade school and high school!) and I filmed my getting ready process.
These videos remain some of my favourite to watch and film.

I had to bust out my "highest coverage" foundation that I own - Bourjois Healthy Mix - due to the fact that this month I had some sort of reaction to something (still trying to figure out what) and I had some of the worst breakouts around my chin that I've had in the past couple of years!
Some pin-point concealing and "Holy Grail" products definitely helped to clean up the mess.
I didn't show it in the video, but I did prime my skin with La Roche Posay "Cicaplast" - which is a dermal recovery complex aimed at stressed out/damaged skin and is supposed to aid in regeneration. I always turn to it when my skin is reacting badly to something or is over-dried from harsh acne-fighting ingredients. 
Oh and I also caved and ordered Alpha H Liquid Gold, which is a glycolic acid type of serum, in hopes of it helping me clear out the acne scar mess that I will be left with after these breakouts!!
I'll be sure to keep you updated in the coming weeks.
Here's the video:

Products Used:

Laura Mercier brushes: Crease, Pony Tail
Chanel eyelash curlers

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in #52
Diorskin Nude Concealer (shades #1 and #2 mixed)
Sonia Kashuk concealer brush


Music: Bloc Party - "Day Four" (from their new album Four which comes out tomorrow!)

Thank you for watching :)



  1. Ohhh, I didn't know they had a new record coming out. Kewl. Also, please keep making MOAR of these vids :D <333

  2. I can't wait for Bloc Partys new album!!! Lovely look too :)

    sophierosehearts x

  3. thanks for sharing, i know it takes guts to do a getting ready video.. showing the before and after!! loved it... you do a really good job with eyeshadow! :)

    how do you like the chanel "taupe grise"? it looks really pretty on you.

  4. You look beautiful, as always, Sandra! I can't wait for your review of the Alpha H Liquid Gold. I keep going back and forth as to whether I should order it. I've tried a bunch of things you've recommended and they've all worked for me (I have the same/similar skin type as you)!

  5. I love watching those videos by you, Sandra! And as usual - you look great!
    I got curious - what nail polish are you wearing in this video - is it Chanel Frenzy?

    1. no it is not - frenzy is not as purple! i am wearing Nice is Nice by Essie :)

    2. I love Nice is Nice! I think it's much nicer than lilacism :)

  6. You look aaaaamazing! This is my kind of makeup. I'm definitely going to try to re-create this look with similar products.

  7. Wow you look really beautiful :)
    Love that eyeliner as well.

  8. As usual. LOVE

  9. beautiful! looking forward to watching this video. I love these videos as well. I am hearing so much about burjouis foundations I must try one. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  10. Sweet and romantic look. Love to see more of this. Got my eye on your next posts.

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  12. Love this look, you look GORGEOUS!

  13. hey, you look amazing! loved your eye make-up! the entire look is so wearable!

  14. You're seriously adorable! LoveloveLOVE your blog and videos, they always make me smile.

  15. love this look on you! for acne I would recommend to take primrose oil and omega-3 fish oil tablets, they helped me get rid of my acne and get a gorgeous complexion! everyone asks me what I do for my skin, here is my tip ;)

  16. You look gorgeous!! I just got the Diorskin concealer and the Dior Amber Diamond Highlighter for my birthday!

  17. Great blog and you are beautiful!

    I follow you, hope you will visit and follow me too!

    hugs from italy!

  18. You look pretty !

    I just create my blogspot blog, come visit if you have time ! xxx ♥


  19. You look gorgeous! Your skin is absolutely flawless. Your hair color and style compliments you very well! Love this look!

  20. I like the Radiohead reference that is incorporated in the title of your blog ;)

  21. I love it ! xoxo :)

  22. Nice make-up.^^
    Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
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  23. great video!!

    xoxo milla

  24. Omg your makeuo looks so pretty love it (:


  25. I really like your tutorials. I wonder if cosmetics brand Yves Rocher would be just as good as those that you recommend

  26. freaking gorgeous!

  27. She is looking very beautiful after makeup. Thanks for the informative video..:)
    Skin Repair

  28. I think your blog is very inspiring, i enjoyed reading it. Lets follow each other! I am dreaming of having more followers. I wold really appreciate it xxx

  29. Stunning post! Your blog is adorable <3 Would you maybe like to follow eachother?
    Love, Anne

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