Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Haunt at Canada's Wonderland

I will admit that I am a bit of a chicken when it comes to scary movies and nightmarish fun. I am terrified of anything that goes bump in the night, or has to do with ghostly possessions or being haunted; but being scared makes Halloween all the more fun.

As a child I loved getting dressed up as a princess, an angel and even a witch to scour the neighborhood for free candy. It was a night of make-believe, dress-up, fun and sometimes a sugar high that would last until morning. Now that I am older I do things that are a bit more terrifying, although free candy still sounds tempting.

Halloween Haunt at Canada's Wonderland  is one of my favorite Halloween events. The entire theme park is decked out like a cemetery with an eerie fog that descends over everything. Ghosts, ghouls and hideous creatures lurk in every dark corner waiting to scare the living daylights out of you.
Canada's Wonderland
There are numerous haunted houses and attractions that cater to a wide variety of personal fear. There are evil clowns, a haunted house in the pitch dark with creepy characters trying to claw at you if you dare to venture into their asylum. There is even an underground mine! Now if you want to be terrified out of your mind try going down into a dark mine while creatures from your nightmares wait to sneak up on you.
Canada's Wonderland
 The scariest part for me was the open corn field maze in the woods where masked men with chainsaws spewing real smoke popped out of the fog and chased us around. Every year that we attend my friends and I hold on to each other in sheer terror but we always have an incredible time. 

Another scary moment was when we were lost in a haunted house in the pitch dark trying to feel our way along. Suddenly a light at the end of a hall went on and there waiting for us was a masked man carrying an axe. All he said was "common girls" and we literally stood there for 20 minutes screaming and not wanting to move. Although the fear may be irrational the concept is definitely creepy and sometimes you just have to let go and have fun. For one night you get to be a part of a horror movie and partake in some scary yet safe fun.

Canada's Wonderland
This event also has free shows and the rides are open through the night so you can still lose your voice screaming on the roller coasters if you haven't already lost it screaming for your life!

Canada's Wonderland
If you like being scared silly and you want to enjoy a fun night out then Halloween Haunt will not disappoint. 
For more info click on- Halloween Haunt Canada's Wonderland

Would you attend Halloween Haunt in Toronto?
What do you do on Halloween?


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

NYX Xtreme Shine Lip Creams

For those of you who have not tried the NYX lip creams yet you are missing out! These amazing creams have become my new go-to lip products and are always swimming around at the bottom of my purse. Simply put they are absolutely gorgeous!

Where to buy
Here in Canada you can find these lovely lip creams at Target for $10.16 each including tax. You can also get these online from the NYX website for $6 each (Shipping costs may apply) and some beauty distributors that carry NYX products. 

When I first apply these creams they feel a tad sticky on the lips but not as sticky as a gloss. After a while they tend to dry out a bit but not completely, leaving your lips looking beautiful without feeling dry. NYX claims that these products are not quite a lipstick or a gloss and that they are "like nothing you've experienced before." The texture is true to it's name, very creamy yet not too shiny with a satin like finish.

These lip creams are probably the easiest lip products to apply. It is very simple to get these to go onto the lips perfectly and the staying power is great. The creams spread very easily over the lips and are very opaque. When I wear these they stay on my lips throughout the day exactly how I applied it until I eat or drink. The creams also look great when you re-apply them even if your lips have gotten a tad dry through the day. If you are having a bad lip day, and your lips are a tad chapped these creams still won't look as bad as applying lipstick over chapped lips. You can also wear a lip balm underneath and it does not affect the application. For me these creams last longer than many lipsticks and most glosses I have used.

Here are the colors I have

Color & Pigmentation
These lip creams come in some of the most beautiful shades! They are extremely pigmented and vibrant, I also don't have any issues with them staining my lips. A little goes a long way, even a dab spread across the lip can pack a big punch of color.

I have heard that some people don't care for the smell and taste of these creams should they get into your mouth but I don't mind the smell at all. There is no sweet or fruity scent but that doesn't bother me.

Have you tried the NYX Xtreme lip creams? What did you think of them? What is your favorite shade?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nine West Boots

One of the great things about fall and winter is getting to wear cute boots! Who doesn't love cute ankle boots, knee high boots or even sexy thigh highs.

Recently I went on a Nine West shopping spree so I am going to show you what I got in my haul and the beautiful boots you can get at Nine West + tips for choosing the right boots.

1.  Stylish thigh high boots!
The first pair of boots are these thigh high black boots. I love thigh highs because they look super chic with tights, skirts and skinny jeans. 

These boots are great because the heel is low but comfortable for walking and can be worn on warm fall days and snowy afternoons. I also like the soft leather and the buckle detailing around the ankle. The top portion of the boot is a bit wider so they do not cling to your legs and you can fit your pants into them.

If you are interested in getting these boots they are called Portiao (Nine West brand). They are genuine leather and you can get them at Nine West for $249.99 I will definitely be wearing these boots through most of the cooler months. 

2.  Trendy knee high brown boots
Aside from having a classic black boot, brown boots are also very trendy and can be paired with many outfits. 

These boots are also genuine leather and the heel is manageable for most people. They are easy to walk in and can also be worn through the fall and into winter as well. These knee high boots look great with pants, skirts or dresses.

You can get these boots at Nine West for $180.00 They are called Congnac LE and the brand is Bandolino. I think these will look great paired with some cute jeans.

3. Classic Knee high black boots
The last pair of boots is the same style as the brown boots above. They have a very simple buckle at the top and are soft and comfortable. They are very simple and classic yet very stylish.

If you are interested in these boots I got them at Nine West for $180.00 and they are called Black LE by Bandolino.

 Tips for choosing the right boots:

1. Consider the season & the heel
When choosing a boot I would suggest taking the weather into consideration. If the climate where you live gets very slippery, wet and snow covered then invest in boots that have lower heels, are easy to walk in and have a lot of grip. Stiletto heels are cute but they are not practical for trudging through snow and balancing on ice. If you live in a dry climate then you can go with a higher heel. If you want some height but are not comfortable walking in very high heels then opt for a thicker heel or a wedged heel which will provide more stability. Boots that are practical for the weather yet stylish for events and indoor functions are a great purchase and will get the most wear. You can also get different pairs of boots with different heels and in different styles suitable for the changing season and weather.

2. Material
Some materials like suede do not hold up well in wet conditions. Pleather or faux lather does not allow much air circulation and may cause your feet to sweat. They may also not last well in the winter months, in snow and with salt on the roads. Leather is a great material to look for in a boot, it is soft, durable and will last longer if cared for. Make sure to get a leather spray for your boots.

3. Get the right size
Make sure the boots you purchase are comfortable, have enough support and are not squeezing your toes. If you plan to wear your boots with thicker winter socks then make sure to try them on in the store with socks to get an idea of how much room you will have. If you want more support for your feet then adding insoles in your boots will provide more cushion and comfort but keep in mind that insoles will take up room in the boot so get a size which allows for this. Leather usually molds to your feet and loosens slightly the more you wear the boots and break them in.

What are your favorite type of boots to wear for the season?

Monday, October 28, 2013

How to roast pumpkin seeds

One of my favorite things about Halloween is carving pumpkins, the candy is pretty great too! My sister and I are not expert pumpkin carvers, but we do like eating the pumpkin seeds. Roasted pumpkin seeds can be a tasty treat and you can add your favorite flavors.

1. Clean the seeds by submerging them in a bowl of water and rubbing away any left over pumpkin pulp.
2. Spread pumpkin seeds on a baking pan and pat dry with paper towel.
3. Add 1 tbs of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and your favorite seasoning. I used a bit of garlic powder, salt and Mrs Dash original seasoning blend. If your seasoning powder has salt then you may not need to add any.
Other seasonings you can use include:
4. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 mins or until seeds are crunchy. Stir the seeds every 10 mins while baking.

What Halloween snacks do you enjoy?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Attending The Marilyn Denis TV Show!

On Friday October 25th I had a wonderful opportunity to attend a live taping of the Marilyn Denis TV show which airs on CTV.
This is the CTV television station below
The car coming out of the building saying CP 24 (City Pulse), is the name of a news station, their motto is "breaking news."

The show was very exciting, it was all about how to wear the hottest colors for the season such as jewel tones, fuchsia, burnt orange, blush pink and cobalt blue. There was a great stylist and models demonstrating the latest trends for all body types and fun ways to add color into your wardrobe.

On the set!

One of the perks of being in a TV audience is seeing all the behind the scenes action and contributing to the excitement. You may also get prizes and on this show Marilyn and Nine West gave everyone in the audience a $200 dollar gift card! Needless to say I went shopping right after the show and my haul will be coming up soon!

In another segment they did a complete makeover on this busy couple who are the parents of 4 children and have no time to keep up with the latest trends. It was great to see the transformation taking place. We sat right in the front row so we had a great view of the action.

The host Marilyn Denis, getting ready for a segment

We were also fortunate enough to sit in for a segment featuring the winner of Master Chef  Christine Ha, the first blind contestant to participate in Master Chef. She prepared a simple pasta dish and spoke about Gordan Ramsey and the whole Master Chef experience.

Attending the show was a lot of fun!

Have you ever attended a TV show taping?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sigma Kabuki Brush Set

Today I am going to review Sigma’s 4 piece synthetic kabuki brush kit. I have been eyeing this set for a while now and although I do have a variety of other makeup brushes it is cost effective to invest in good quality brushes that will hold up well after prolonged use.

The brushes in the set are:

*F80 -Flat top kabuki brush 

*F82- Round top kabuki brush 

*F84- Angled top kabuki brush

*F86- Tapered Kabuki brush

Ordering and pricing:
I ordered these brushes from a great Canadian company that I came across called ftb Beauty, you can find their website by clicking- HERE I purchased this set for $63 + shipping. The owner Anna was more than helpful when I placed my order and the shipping was fast. She also threw in some yummy Halloween candy which I thought was a cute touch for the season. ftb Beauty also has many other well known brands and makeup products on their site. You can also order these brushes in sets or individually from Sigma. I don't think sigma still has the 4 piece kabuki set on their site but they do have a 5 piece set.

The quality of these brushes is amazing! They are sleek in appearance and the bristles are dense. They are also very soft, easy to work with and feel great against the skin. The brushes are also not prone to shedding which is great.
Application & Results:
So here is a photo of what my foundation looks like after I have used the kabuki brushes. I used all of the brushes to show you the results and how they can be used for applying different products. 
Products used:
-Bronzer-from the e.l.f blush and bronzer duo
-MAC blush in the color Love Joy
-Lip gloss from Forever 21 see post for lip gloss HERE

The best brush for applying foundation
If you do not want to buy an entire set and you decide to only get one brush to apply your liquid foundation with then I would highly recommend the round top F82 kabuki even though the flat top F80 is more popular. I find that the round top kabuki is the ideal shape for buffing in foundation because it has no edges and provides the best finish and the easiest application. The round top kabuki is by far my favorite foundation brush. You can order this brush individually for $21. For more info on this brush click- Sigma F82

 TIP: I would suggest that when you are dabbing the brush in foundation do not dab hard, simply touch the very tops of the bristles in foundation. If you press down too hard the product will get deep into the bristles and make cleaning more difficult because of how dense the brush is.

Liquid foundation application
When using the round or flat kabuki I find that using circular motions while buffing in liquid foundation works best for an even and airbrushed finish. I start at my jaw, by my ear and buff in towards my cheeks and nose so that my application is seamless. These brushes leave no streaks even while applying makeup vertically or side to side. Because of the easy and even coverage these brushes provide, I notice myself having to use less concealer.
The tapered kabuki works well for getting into those hard to reach areas and patting on product and concealer around the nose. The tapered brush also works well for contouring as it fits perfectly into the hollows of the cheeks and the tip works well for contouring along the nose and jawline. Having a dark bronzer line across the face that is improperly blended doesn't look so hot and the tapered brush is great for blending that line out seamlessly.

Pressed powder application
For powder foundation or setting powder including loose and pressed, the flat top works very well for patting on product precisely where you want it.
TIP: When applying powder foundation or setting powder over a liquid product make sure not to buff or rub it in as you can mess up your foundation application and move concealer from the areas you placed it. Press the powder into your face instead.

Blush application
The angled kabuki works great for applying blush and contouring the face. The angle of the brush actually gives you a nice shape when applying blush on your cheekbones

How to clean the Sigma kabuki brushes
Spot cleaning:
I spot clean my brushes by using a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol. If the alcohol is too strong for you try diluting it by adding some water. Alcohol will help disinfect your brushes as it helps kill bacteria. I use a concentration of 70% alcohol. I spritz the bristles with alcohol and then gently rub them on a washcloth in circular motions after use. 

Deep cleaning: 
To deep clean my brushes I first rinse them and rub the bristles in a bit of alcohol. I then rub the bristles in shampoo (you can use a brush cleaning solution if you prefer), I work up a lather and then rinse. I repeat this process until the brushes are clean and no more product is coming off them. I air dry my brushes, (never use a blow dryer). After the brushes have dried I use the plastic brush covers that came with the brushes to reshape them, it is always handy to keep these.

Sigma also has instructions to clean the brushes so follow whatever method works best for you.

If you are in the market for some great makeup brushes then I would definitely recommend these.

Have you tried the Sigma brushes? If so which is your favorite?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Canadian Blogger Contest: please vote for me!

Hi everyone,
Just a quick post to let you know that my blog has been entered into the MIB Canadian blogging contest!! YAY! I have been entered into the beauty and travel categories.
I am super excited about this as I love blogging and interacting with my readers. I would appreciate it if you all popped by and voted for me.

All you have to do is click on the links below and click VOTE! and that is all! You could help me win.

I appreciate you taking the time to vote for me, thank you all so much for the incredible support!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Japanese Skin Care Products

The Japanese Konjac Sponge

Today I am going to be reviewing some skin care products that I came across recently. The Japanese Konjac Sponge Company sent me a couple of their products to try.

One of the things I love about traveling is that I am introduced to beauty products that are new to me. There are so many products used by women from other cultures that we are not aware of and that are indigenous to certain countries. Many of these beauty secrets have been working for women for generations so it is always nice to try new things and learn about the beauty routines of women from around the world.

What is Konjac?
I had never heard of Konjac before I saw these products and the website has a lot of interesting facts about what Konjac is used for and what it does.

*Konjac is a plant that is indigenous to Japan and China and has been used for more than 100 years in healthy cooking and skin care. The plant has amazing water binding properties that make it a great moisturizer and cleanser; it is used by people of all ages.

*Konjac is rich in vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D and E. It also contains antioxidant properties.

*The Konjac products are 100% natural, eco friendly and organic, they are also handmade.

What are the Konjac products used for?
The konjac sponges are gentle and effective for washing away dirt and oil. They contain no harmful chemicals so they can be used by people who have sensitive or dry skin.

The Japanese konjac sponge citrus puff

The first product I am going to review is the round sponge that is used for face cleansing. This sponge gently exfoliates and cleanses while removing blackheads oil and dirt. It is recommended for all skin types.

This is what the sponge looks 

How to use the sponge:
You are supposed to rinse and soak the sponge in warm water until it has fully softened and expanded. You can use this sponge on its own or with your daily face cleanser.  Gently massage the sponge into your skin in circular motions and avoid harsh rubbing on acne areas.

It took a while for the sponge to become soft the first time I used it but after that the sponge never completely hardened again so it softened rather quickly. The sponge absorbs a lot of water which I like and it does not have a distinguishable smell even when wet which I prefer. Both sponges did not really expand as much as I thought they would given their airy texture but for the face the size is ideal.

The sponge provided a nice exfoliation on my face and was non-abrasive. When I rubbed the sponge over my skin there was a nice slippery feeling but it did not leave behind any residue. I did notice that my skin became instantly softer, and more supple after using this product. I was actually quite impressed with how this product made my skin feel and I kept touching my face to feel its smoothness. Although the sponge did make my skin feel good, I still had to use my night moisturizer before bed.

When used with my Clean and Clear face cleanser the sponge helped provide a nice lather and it made cleansing my face with my regular products easier and more effective.

The konjac pure white sponge

This sponge can be used the same way as the citrus puff, to cleanse the face. You can also use this sponge on the rest of your body if you like. It is also safe for all skin types including sensitive skin.

This is what the sponge looks like 

I used this sponge in the shower instead of my usual bath puff or luffa. Like the other one it took a while to soften the first time I used it but after that it was fine. After using it I notice that my legs and arms did feel softer. Since the sponge is great at retaining water it is handy to use in the shower. Used with shower gel the sponge works up a nice lather.

I also used the sponge to shave with. I figured since it was making my skin feel soft and a tad slippery I would get a close shave and not have to use a shaving cream. I rubbed the sponge on my legs before shaving and it worked well, I ended up with very smooth legs.

It is recommended by the company that these sponges be replaced every 4-6 weeks. I would recommend this product to people who have adverse reactions to a lot of face cleansers, harsh chemicals or fragrances and to people who have sensitive skin and need a gentle cleanse and exfoliation. It is great to use before applying makeup as it provides a smooth even surface for foundation application which I like.

The company also has many other types of sponges to choose from 
For more information on the konjac sponges visit there website at- The Japanese Konjac Sponge

**Disclaimer: These products were provided to me for a sponsored review by the Konjac Sponge Company. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products.**

Monday, October 21, 2013

Black Smokey Eye Makeup

Hi everyone, today I am going to share a dark sultry look I created using the Naked 2 Palette. This look is very simple and works well for date night or a night out on the town with your girl friends.

Get this look:
*The first thing I did was prime my eyes using the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Make sure you also prime  under your eyes since you will be applying shadow there as well.

*Using the color Blackout from the Naked 2 palette you are going to heavily cover your entire lids. Try not to go too high up into the crease, you want to keep the shadow on the lids.

*Using a small brush cover the area under your eyebrows in foundation. You want this area to look smooth and even and you want a nice contrast between the black.

*Line your lower lash line with a black eyeliner. I used the Revlon Colorstay pencil liner. I would stay away from using a harsh liquid liner.

* Using Blackout again, line under your lower lash line and use a smudge brush to fade the line and create a smokey effect.

*Highlight around your inner tear duct with the color Verve, this helps to brighten up the eyes. I also added a tiny bit of this color right under my eyebrows.

*Add your mascara.

*Finish it up with some lipstick and the look is complete! 

For more makeup and eye shadow looks please check out my makeup page 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

How to make your own body butter

When you purchase body butters from most stores chances are that when you see ingredients like, mango butter, shea butter and other types of butters and oils listed in the ingredients there are only tiny amounts of these essential active ingredients present. But if these butters are so good for your skin imagine how wonderful your skin would feel if you had these butters and oils in their pure, natural form without all the extra additives and the things you can't pronounce. Well that is exactly what I did. I placed an order with New Directions Aromatics which is a company that sells essential oils, botanicals, butters and other natural ingredients in their purest forms and made my own whipped body butter.

This is a homemade recipe for the ultimate body butter. It is rich and 100% pure. When you apply this butter your skin will feel soft, supple and amazing!

I call this the ultimate butter because not only is it pure and natural but it is good for: dry damaged skin, UV protection, anti-aging properties, collagen support, discoloration, antioxidant properties, contains vitamins, anti-inflammatory abilities, rejuvenates, smooths, softens, rich in fatty acids, moisturizes, helps improve the look of stretch marks and more!

So here are some of the pure butters so you can see what they look like and some facts about each

Avocado butter: 
*Has natural sunscreen properties
*Contains  vitamin: A, B, and E
*Great moisturizer for dry damaged skin
Used in: soap, face cream, lotion, lip balm and hair products
What I use it for: skin and hair. This butter is my favorite for use as a skin moisturizer.

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic): This is not a butter but it is used in this recipe
*Important component in collagen
*Makes skin supple
*Helps reduce production of age spots
*UV protection
*Anti-aging benefits for skin
*Prevents bacteria growth on skin
*Can help to lighten discolorations and spots
*Reduce the size of pores
What I use it for: skin

Hemp seed butter:
*Essential fatty acid for skin
*Moisturizes dry damaged skin
Used in: soaps, hair products, creams, lotions, sunscreen
What I use it for: hair and skin.

Pumpkin seed butter:
*Rich in vitamin: E, C and A
*Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants
*Helps rejuvenate dry damaged skin
Used in: soap, cream, lotion, lip balm, body butters
What I use it for: Skin and hair

Sweet almond butter:
*Rich in protein and vitamin D
*Used to soften and condition dry skin
*Used to condition dry damaged hair
Used in: soap, cream, lotion, lip balm, hair products, bath bombs
What I use it for: moisturize skin

Shea butter:
*Rich in vitamin B
*Anti-inflammatory properties
*Rich in fatty acids
*Penetrates deeply into skin to moisturize
*Antioxidant properties
*UV protection
*Smooth supple skin
Used in: body butters, lip balms, lotions and face creams, shaving creams, soaps
What I use it for: moisturize skin
Note: raw shea butter has an unpleasant smell so you can choose not to use this in the recipe

Mango butter:
*Soften, smooth and moisturize dry skin
*Treats burns and stretchmarks
*Helps improve the appearance of scars
*Healing and regeneration
*UV protection
Used in: lotions, body butters, balms, soaps and hair products
What I use it for: skin

Oils used:

Organic coconut oil:
*Skin moisturizer and softener
*Rich in good fats which benefit the skin
Used in: body butters, lotions, lip balms, hair products, soaps, cooking

Vitamin E oil:
*Crucial in protecting skin cells
*Protect against UV rays
*Helps reduce wrinkles

Tangerine oil: 
*Refresh, Rejuvenate and soothe the skin
used in: perfumes and soaps

Argan Oil:
*Moisturize and nourish

*Glycerin (used to thicken)
The Ultimate Body Butter 
*Please note that for this recipe you can use which ever butters you prefer as long as they are 100% pure *

1. In a mixing bowl (I used a glass bowl), put in a portion of each of the butters listed above. You can add however much you want depending on how much product you want to make.

2. Melt the butters in the microwave. Heat until they are just melted but do not overheat or you could alter the effectiveness of the butters.

3. When the butters are melted add: 1 tsp of vitamin E oil and 1 tsp of argan oil and mix well.

4. Add 12 drops of tangerine oil or until the mixture smells of citrus. This will help improve the smell of the raw ingredients. You can also add peppermint oil if you prefer.

5. Add 1 tsp of vegetable glycerin .

6. Put the mixture in the fridge until it cools and has hardened slightly. You don't want to wait until it is completely hard because you won't be able to whip it. It should look solidified but still feel soft to the touch.

7. Whip the butters using an electric mixer until it is light, airy and fluffy, it should look something like the photo below.

8. Place your body butter in a clean jar. I used an empty conditioner jar which worked well.

When your body butter settles it should look solid but feel light and airy like mousse. It is important to whip the mixture well.

Directions: For best results apply to your body directly after showering. This butter is non greasy.

For more information on New Directions Aromatics please click HERE

I hope you liked this recipe! What DIY beauty products have you made?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Peacock Eye Makeup

photo from:
In the past I have found inspiration in some odd things that have inspired many different makeup looks. One look I have tried in the past was inspired by the beautiful colors of a peacock feather. The old look I created however lacked the bold combination of  colors so I have re-created the look.

I know this is not makeup that you would wear to work or out to the grocery store but sometimes I like to create looks that are creative. I like to blend shades and to utilize the bold colors in my makeup palettes that people tend to steer away from.

Coastal Scents
To achieve this look I used  the above palettes and 6 different colors ranging from purple, light purple, dark green, light green, aqua blue and dark blue. 

Where do you get your makeup inspiration?

For  more makeup looks and ideas visit my Makeup Page

The Sunshine Award

Hi everyone,
I was given the sunshine award from the wonderful Sissi from Beauty4Free2U blog! Thanks Sissi for this amazing award :) 

I always try to participate in these types of awards because I feel that it is an honor to be given these acknowledgements from my fellow bloggers who truly understand how much work and dedication goes into having your own website.

The sunshine award is an award given to those who inspire us and bring sunshine into our lives and I am so happy that my blog can inspire my readers.

There are a few simple rules:
*Include the award logo in your blog post
*Link to the person who nominated you
*Answer 10 questions about yourself
*Nominate other bloggers

So here are the questions I was asked:

1. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
I think that would have to be in high school; I was walking back to the school from lunch with all my food in my hand and I slipped down this hill, rolled down it, across the sidewalk and into the road!  My food went flying all over the place.The cars were stopped at a red light (thankfully) but when the light turned green everyone just stopped to stare mouths agape and no one moved. It was pretty hard to get up from that one.

2. When did you first wear foundation?
I first wore foundation in high school sometime. Before that I use to wear a pressed powder.

3. What makeup would you never ever put on?
I don't think there is makeup that I would never put on, but I wouldn't wear anything that didn't look good on me like too much blush, weird lipstick colors for daily use etc.

4.What was your favorite vacation?
 My favorite vacation was this August when I went to Paris!! It was beautiful. A close second would have to be when I went to Exuma islands which is a chain of islands in the Bahamas. The ones I went to were uninhabited so it was just white sparkling sand and the bluest water ever! You can find my travel posts and photos HERE

5. Who is your favorite beauty guru?
My favorite beauty guru would have to be a Youtube guru named  Emily. Her channel is called emilynoel83. She has an amazing makeup collection and her reviews are very detailed, professional and informative. She gives some great feedback on products.

6. Is there a lipstick color you would never wear?
I would never wear white lipstick...unless it is Halloween then anything goes. 

7. Do you ever go out of the house without makeup?
No, I always have some kind of makeup on when I leave the house.

8. What is the one thing you like blogging about the most?
I love blogging about beauty products. I love getting packages in the mail and when I find something I like I enjoy sharing it with everyone.

9. What is your favorite dessert?
My favorite dessert is warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream topped with strawberries.

10. What is your dream job? Why?
My dream job since I was a kid was to be an actress! I love movies. I love the idea of having fun, playing other characters, creating exciting worlds and situations and then sharing your work with people all over the globe. I think all aspects of movies are interesting from acting, writing scripts, set design, special effects and movie makeup. I would also love to be a beauty editor for a magazine and a world famous author.

The bloggers who inspire me and who I nominate are:

My questions for these lovely ladies are:

1. What is your favorite movie?
2. How long does your daily makeup/beauty routine take?
3. What is your favorite way to spend your free time/ what is your ideal afternoon?
4. Who is your celebrity crush?
5. What is your favorite holiday?
6. What nail polish color are you loving right now?
7. If you were to win a FREE shopping spree what store would you choose to go nuts in?
8. What is your favorite novel?
9. What is your current beauty/makeup obsession?
10. If you could only wear one color eye shadow for the rest of your life what color would you wear?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Must have lip gloss

Whenever I go into Forever 21 I check out their cosmetic bins and dig through to see what goodies I can find. This time on a digging adventure I hit the jackpot and had to share these Lip Gloss Junkie high pigmented glosses because they are truly beautiful!

I hate buying lip gloss that claims to be highly pigmented and then turns out to be transparent, but these babies give you a bold pop of color, similar to lip stains but without drying out your lips. You can also build up the color so you can have a light wash or heavier color.

4 glosses were $5.50 and the packages do come in different shades. They are also a great size to keep in your purse or even in a pocket. I would definitely recommend trying these out if you are a lip gloss junkie and want to add some pretty pigment to your pout. 

I am  in love with the pinks!

If you haven't tries these glosses then you should!
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