Tuesday 30 April 2013

Spring 2013 NARS & Shiseido Warehouse Sale!

I hope you girls are free this weekend because it's the NARS & Shiseido Warehouse Sale!

I am pretty excited, last time I was able to scoop up polishes for $6, and my Hungry Heart Blush Duo for 25$!

They have a bunch of skincare, spf lotion from shiseido (everyone's favourite blue w/ gold top product), Joico shampoo and conditioner, the coveted shiseido cotton pads, perfumes, bags, a few shiseido cosmetic products and of course NARS cosmetics! Usually in odd colours (not my preference) but they have a wide selection from blush, lipsticks, eyeshadows, powders, polish, giftsets etc!

The sale is located at: 

303 Allstate Parkway
Markham Ontario
L3R 5P9

Date and time of sale:

May 3rd (VIP - you need a ticket to enter)
May 4th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (open to the public) 
May 5th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (open to the public)

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Debit

Will you be there?? 

- Miranda

Monday 29 April 2013

Chanel - Provocation & Big Universo - Espectral

I am in love with this polish!! I know, it's looks like a plain plum. But take a look at my pictures, in certain lights, it moves from a darkish plum to having a brown tinge. My friend described it as 'elegant looking even though it's plain' (yay I was super happy to hear that) and the quality surpasses anything I've tried!! I am SO in love.

Help me!! since Chanel is about $27 each!! eekk...

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Sunday 28 April 2013

Tony Moly - G105

Today I'm showing off a polish from the Korean brand Tony Moly!!

beautiful isn't it?

A Tony Moly store just recently opened at the asian mall Pacific Mall!! I was super excited since I love their stuff. As you may know, I buy a ton of products due to their packaging and there is nothing cuter than Asian branded products!!! They totally make it hard to resist!. If you don't believe me, just google 
"Etude House Princess Etoinette Collection" or Etude House Missing You I Can Fly hand cream".
You will NOT be disappointed in the utter cuteness ;) but please don't come yell at me if you happen to quickly run off and purchase these products lol!

Saturday 27 April 2013

Urban Outfitters - Pink Holo

Sun there's is finally sun out!! Hallelujah! Today,I've finally gotten around to swatching and reviewing the final Urban Outfitters holo polish I bought last year. You can view my previous reviews of the green holo and silver holo. If you guys haven't noticed yet, Mir and I have been on holo kick lately. It's safe to say that we are both crazy about holos polishes

Pink Holo is a crazy intense polish with a strong linear holographic effect, even indoors under artificial lighting the holographic flame burns strong. Under no light the polish looks likes a dull pale pink shade. The effect is seen the best when exposed to direct sunlight. I had a little difficultly capturing it's true beauty with my camera. If you don't own any of these yet, I highly recommend them.

Click to see some more swatches!

Thursday 25 April 2013

Quo - Minerals Matter Blush in Whisper Dawn

Hi Everyone,
Today I have Quo's Minerals Matter Blush in Whisper Dawn to show you.

credit source: Shoppers Drug Mart

 I mainly bought it for the packaging.
I was just randomly walking around Shoppers Drug Mart waiting for one of the employees to restock the milk and I decided to take a look at the Quo line.

Starlooks February & March

Woohoo, Starlooks again :)
This time I have Feb and March! 

This month's special is by Lauren Clark! A professional make-up artist. If you click at the link below, you can browse her blog and check out her bio etc!

Isn't the box adorable..? Very "valentine-y"
loving the box!

You can read her review on her blog page here: http://laurenclarkmakeup.blogspot.ca/2013/03/starlooks-lauren-clark-signature-set.html
she does a really nice look with it (unlike me hehe)

So, this month's products are really "valentine-y", very girly and pink!  The set included a lipliner in Tipsy, HD fluid blush in Barbie, infinity liner in Princess Diaries (gel eyeliner, doubles up as cream eyeshadow :)) & lipgloss in Pink Oasis. 
The only downside, I already received the lip liner in my birthday box. But oh well :)

HD fluid blush, it was really hard to squeeze out of the tube, it was probably since it was sitting in the cold mailbox for hours before I picked it up XD. I am not really a user of blush, and this one is super pink. Will have to learn how to get this product working, since I saw a few of Lauren's looks & it looks really nice!

Can you tell I suck at blending? hahaa..

Infinity liner in Princess Diaries, it's a really nice soft pink shimmer. Texture is soo pretty and I'd prefer to wear it as an eyeshadow. Amazing product!

Lipgloss in Pink Oasis, it's a purple toned pink, super sparkly and glossy :)


Loving the plain looking box but it's not the same size as the others, so now they stack weird!! (OCD here!! but I know you girls would understand :P)

This month's box included lipstick in Flutter, eyeshadow in Disarray, and mascara in Black. Plus a bonus sample of their lip sugar in Vanilla (a lip scrub) and 20% off all Starlooks EYE products with the code: EYEDEAL313

and of course, a crystal for the collection.

I love mascara so no cons for this product. I love love love mascara so I am glad I got this since one of my mascaras already dried up. Another thing I love about this is, it's like a baton!! hahaha I love that's it has some weight to it and not at all flimsy!

my mascara baton, doubles up as a weapon harhar...
nice thick brush
brightened picture: closer look on the brush
This eyeshadow is a lovely colour. One swipe and it doesn't seem tlike anything but it's buildable! It's a lovely dark navy with a blue shimmer, I tried it over my eyeliner and the blue shimmer was so intense. Also no fall out which for dark eyeshadows is a MAJOR plus! BUT after like 2 hours of wearing it, no primer but at home, it kinda faded, a lot more than any of the December palettes so hmm, I'll have to try again with primer and see how that goes. I usually don't mind fading since my eye allergies make it difficult for me to wear eyeshadows long but this time my eye didn't react and it still faded so *shrugs*

picture 52 just for the correct colour! But it's so lovely! 

left: one swipe & right:3 deep swipes

Lastly, we have a lipstick in the shade Flutter. It's an dark orangey colour with gold flecks. The girls in my group had trouble with this colour but it was recommended we blot, blot, blot so it doesn't come out as dark and it'll give a more natural look ;)

w/o flash
w/ flash, it's really not THIS intense
a swipe, still a bit too coloured for my personal taste.

Bonus item: Lip Sugar in Vanilla. It's a bit sickly sweet and I haven't tried it yet but I definitely need a lip scrub so yay..

What I'd like to see in the future with Starlooks, for my own preference. I prefer nuder lipsticks, I'd love a bronzer and I can never get too much eyeliners :)
I looked at a sneekpeek at the April box and I think I'm liking the look a whole lot. so here's to hoping!

Tuesday 23 April 2013

SampleSource sampler

I get so excited every time I receive something in the mail, especially freebies!

SampleSource sends samples to you to try after filling out a short survey to see what fits your profile.

Check them out at samplesource.com. Right now the sampler is not open but do sign up for an account first, so when they do open, there's less things to fill out!

They sent me a variety of samples and a few coupons YAY!

Check out what was included in my box:

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Enabler Alert! Clearance at Shoppers Drug Mart.

If you haven't been to Shoppers Drug Mart recently now may be the best time to go. This past weekend I was at my local Shoppers Drug Mart and found 4 huge bins of polishes on sale. The bins were located at the back of the store (no where close to the cosmetic isles) along with other sale items from throughout the store.

They had Essies and SensatioNail gel polishes marked down to $4, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, NOPI and Quo by Orly gel polishes down to $3 and assorted Revlon, Rimmel, Quo by Orly and Sally Hanson Salon Effects for $2! Needless to say I was giddy with excitement when I saw those prices. Check out what I picked up.

random Sephora freebies

Who knew fixing a mistake at Sephora = free stuff? lol..

Recently I was looking at an old Sephora receipt and realized there was a refund mistake, I quickly called the Sephora where I did the transaction and was told to go in and get it fixed asap. When I went, the person who answered the phone wasn't here so I had to explain my situation to THREE employees. 
All of them not really understanding what I saying, it was like broken telephone. So I was like "Wait, I'll explain to all three at once!" This was so awkward, then one of them was like "Let's just call and ask!". Then they called the girl I was on the phone with initially. THEN I got my situation fixed. One from the trio told me to hold on and went to the back. He came out with a makeup bag full of samples saying it was for the trouble caused and the time it took. I didn't mind the situation but this was a very awesome gesture, even more awesome when I opened the bag and there was NAIL POLISH!

Basically the situation was, I was supposed to get a refund of about $44 but instead it came out to $23. I really should pay attention to these things next time lol!

Anyway on to my bag of goodies.

First, I really like the makeup bag they provided. The size and quality is decent & the fishnet/floral design is nice. Also, I needed a bigger one! 

 Contents include:
2 miniature perfumes in - Juicy Couture: Couture La La & Dior - DiorAddict Eau Fraîche
Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Cream 
First Aid Beauty - Face Cleanser
Clinique - All About Eyes Serum
Dior Addict Lipstick in Dior Kiss
Dior Nail polish in Rouge Garçonne

A Close-up of the nail polish, a darkish wine red with a super hidden silver shimmer. Super hidden as in you need to stick it right up to your face under a light to see it hahaa! But it's still pretty!

Saturday 13 April 2013

Spring Giveaway!

Is anyone else sick of the crappy weather? These past few days have been snowy wet and cold here :( Can you believe the first of spring was last month! With the weather these days it feels more like fall/winter.
So I thought better way to to cheer up our followers than giveaway.

If you haven't had the chance to try out texture finish polishes then this giveaway is for you.OPI came out with the Mariah Carey collection in early 2013, the collection included 4 liquid sand polishes. OPI describes them as polish that "dries to a textured matter finish infused with reflective glints of light." They also recommend that a top coat should not be used. This mini set includes the colours: Get Your Number, Can't Let Go, The Impossible and Stay the Night. Each bottle is 3.75ml, the perfect size for you indecisive folk (like me) who want to try out the sand finishes but can't choose just one.

Interested? All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter...