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Friday, December 31, 2010

NOTD -Opi sparkle-icious

Hi everyone,
Hope all of you have had an amazing holiday season. Hope you've had a good Christmas and will have a great new year's. When I think of New Year's celebrations I think of glitter and shimmer, so OPI sparkle-icious comes to mind nail wise. It took me ages to buy this polish mainly because I do not like glitter polishes. I have a ton of them but never wear them. I really love the look of cream polish. Cream polishes can look so sultry, sexy but yet sophisticated and glitter polish can sometimes look so ..well cheap! However after reading a million and one good reviews on this polish, I caved it and bought. I must say I love it! It's not a polish I would wear all year around but it is perfect for the holidays.
So this is what I'll be wearing for new years on my nails. Hope you all have a great New Year's and may the new year bring prosperity love and wonderful things to all of you.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Help me decide

Hi I have been going thru a bit of "hair crisis" lately (not to be dramatic or anything haha) but I can't decide what color I want my hair to be. I have been a blonde for about two years now, and keep varying from dark blonde to light blonde ( I know...huge risk-taker, aren't I?) but have been thinking about going back dark for a while. My natural color is somewhere in the family of brown/dirty blonde. I got a bunch of dark low lights put in last month just to test out dark shades but kept a lot of blonde highlights, and as much as I thought I wanted dark hair, I didn't love it all that much.
I have an appointment soon and I want you to tell me which color you recommend.
So here are some pictures of me as a blonde, and the one with a bit darker hair which happens to be my natural color. Which one gets your vote?

Let me know which color you recommand.
Thank you xoxo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Eyeshadow of the day -MAC gleam

So I'm sort of really missing summer right now...sure of course I'm on a Christmas mood and love this time of the year and the holidays but I'm a summer baby. Give me sunshine and the beach any time of the day! One of the eyeshadows that makes me think of summer is MAC gleam. It's such a soft pinky gold color. I love these sort of multi-dimensional, multi-color eyeshadows. They look different depending on how the light hit, and anything with gold or yellow gives a glistening effect. I love this shadow. It's a luster and sort of like MAC tempting it looks chalky when swatched but applies great. Here is a swatch of it. Note: this is depoted. I depot all of my mac shadows unless they come with special limited edition packaging. I love this color. It makes me think of spring and summer. Beautiful and it looks very pretty with any chocolate eyeshadow on the crease.
Do you own MAC gleam?

Hope you all have had a lovely week.

Friday, December 17, 2010

For all the animal lovers

I love animals and am always looking for ways to help them. I came across this sanctuary called Tara's Babies Animal Welfare and I thought it was an amazing organization. They are a no-kill dog shelter that help rescue dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. They are working to win a $250,000 Pepsi grant and we can help.
                                        I copied this from their website because I couldn't say it better myself:

"Have you heard about Tara's Babies Animal Welfare, a No-Kill Dog Rescue and Sanctuary in Arizona? They started rescuing dogs left homeless and injured by Hurricane Katrina, after their founder, Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, felt compelled to act on seeing the devastation and suffering in the Gulf. They have continued rescuing dogs on death row in overcrowded shelters ever since.
Tara's Babies Animal Welfare is working to win a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant by receiving the most votes for their project in the month of January. The grant will allow them to improve the care they provide to dogs at their beautiful, off-the-grid Sanctuary.
I am going to help Tara's Babies Animal Welfare by voting for them daily in the Pepsi Refresh grant program and hope that you will too. Please visit to check them out. You will be able to sign up from their website to support their application to Pepsi Refresh.

The dogs need your vote!"
All you have to do is vote to help them get this grant. I hope you all will take a minute out of your day to help.

Thank you for reading.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

MAC Amber Light eyeshadow

I'm an eyeshadow type of girl. I love to play up the eyes and go with a nude lip. I've decided to make some quick posts of some of my favorite shadows and am going to start with MAC amber light. This is a gorgeous color. It's a peachy/goldish brown. It's perfect for blue and green eyes, but I find that this looks beautiful on anyone. It's a frost so it is very shimmery but the texture of this is like butter. It's so soft and it blends wonderful.
Absolutely love this color. Do you own Amber Lights?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

NOTD-OPI "You don't know Jacques!"

I'm sure a lot of you have this color and I've had it for a while but I thought it was note worth to post a picture of this polish mostly because of how glossy the top coat is on this polish. For reference I used Orly glossier and I'm completely loving this top coat. I love a glossy coat on top of a dark polish. It gives a more sophisticated feel to it.
What is your favourite top coat? 
 Hope you all had a wonderful day.

Monday, December 6, 2010

November faves

Hello lovelies,
November is over already...I say this every month but this month truly flew by. :) Here are some products I have loved using this month:

1. Starting with face, I've absolutely loved Laura Mercier mineral powder in Real Sand. I love the feel of this powder. It feels much  more luxurious than Bare Minerals. Like any powder, you can get sheer, medium or full coverage depending on how much you want to put on. One of the things I love most about this, is that I do not have to retouch during the day. On me, it lasts all day much like a foundation would. I use Sephora Professionals Mineral Powder brush to apply this powder which is also one of my favorites.
2. Sephora Mineral powder brush. This brush is great for mineral powder. It works similar to a kabuki brush in that it holds product in and distributes it evenly and can really pack it on if you're having a bad skin day. Also per sephora's website, this brush's bristles have undergone a hypoallergenic, nontoxic, antibacterial treatment that helps to keep skin healthy and suits all skin types, even the most sensitive. Both of these are like a cocktail of goodness for my skin. My skin loves them.
2. I love eyeshadow and love to play up the eyes. I'm a very much nude lip kind of girl so the eyes are the feature I love to play up on myself. When I apply others makeup, it's a whole different story.
This month I have used a lot of the NARS Modern love palette. I love this palette. You can create so many different looks using this palette.
On top from left to right there is Alhambra a gorgeous shimmery peach, Jezebel a gorgeous cranberry color (perfect for the holidays) and India song which is a beautiful khaki brown/green.
On the bottom is Tokyo which is a white with a lilac undertone (camera does not pick up the lilac), Habanera which is a gorgeous purple with tons of silver shimmer (this does not have fall out like some of NARS shadows do) and Pandora which is a classic matte black.

3. My favourite lipstick and one that I have worn the most this month is a discontinued MAC lipstick (MAC and their limited editions...GRRR) but one that I love so much. The color is "Style it up" from the Barbie collection. It's a soft nude and a mixture of pink, gold and coral much similar to NARS orgasm gloss. This is perfect for those days when you want to focus on your eyes and you want a soft lip. The colors that have a little bit of gold in them, really soften your lips but also give a gorgeous shine much like gold jewelry does.

These are the products I have loved the most the month of November. What have you enjoyed this month?

I hope you all have had a lovely week.

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