Monday, April 30, 2012

Review: The Balm NUDE'tude Palette

From Left to Right: Sassy, Stubborn, Snobby & Stand-offish

From Left to Right: Selfish, Sophisticated, Sultry & Schitzo

From Left to Right: Sexy, Serious, Silly & Sleek

I've been playing with this palette and creating different looks for a few days now and I must say I am really liking this product. The palette comes with 12 awesome eye shadows that are great quality. It has a mixture of Matte, Shimmer and Glittery shadows which you can mix and match to create various looks from a neutral eye to a extreme smoky eye.

My two favourite shadows from the palette have to be Selfish and Stand-offish. Selfish is a gorgeous deep taupe shimmery colour and Stand-offish is a pretty pink champagne shadow. 

I've used both Selfish and Stand-offish together with a bit of Sleek (a deep matte brown) for a smoky look and I am absolutely loving the effect it gives on the eyes. These shadows are very buttery and last a good amount of time. Pigmentation is also not bad, some shadows are a bit more powdery / sheer than others but overall they are all pretty good. I would recommend this palette if you are looking for neutral shadows which you can use for both light and darker smoky looks. Have any of you tried this palette yet? Let me know below!

Collective Haul: MAC In Extra Dimension & Nars Tzarine

MAC Skinfinish in Superb and MAC eyeshadow in Sweet Heat


 Sweet Heat!

 From Left to Right: Superb & Sweet Heat

NARS Eyeshadow duo in Tzarine

MAC Reel Sexy Lipstick

This is a collective haul for the month of April. I actually didn't buy too much this month and I am trying to use up what I have in my collection. Many of you must have already seen blog posts and videos about the Reel Sexy and In Extra Dimension collections from MAC. I stopped by my MAC counter the day of the release and picked up three items. I wanted more but held myself back. The eye shadows in the In Extra Dimension collection were really pretty, but I decided to get the more neutral champagne color (not that I needed anymore neutral shadows...). It is really similar to the MSF I bought in Superb but it is a bit lighter which I liked. I have used it a couple times since I purchased it and the texture and color payoff of the shadow & MSF is really great! 

From the Reel Sexy collection I wanted to get more lip products but decided on only one lipstick. This color is perfect for Spring / Summer which is why I bought it haha. I thought I owned something similar but after going through my lipstick collection I found that this shade was a bit more lighter and orange toned than other lipsticks I have. 

The item I purchased from NARS using my Sephora Beauty Insider 15% off discount was the eye shadow duo in Tzarine. I have been looking at this product for awhile now but couldn't justify buying it at the time. When the 15% off sale came along it was the first thing I picked up. NARS eye shadows are pretty nice and this duo is no exception. I really love the light highlight color and the silver color and together they make a really nice smoky eye look. I do recommend this duo! It is actually my first NARS eye shadow duo, so I am super excited to use it more :)

That is all I have for this collective haul. Let me know what you guys have purchased in the month of April. I would love to hear suggestions and comments on what to purchase or try out!

Don't forget that there is still time to enter the GIVEAWAY! There have only been a few entries so far... So your chances of winning are pretty high :) Thanks so much to those who have entered and are sharing!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Haute Look Haulin: NYX Cosmetics

From top to bottom: Pinched, Summer Peach & Peach

From left to right: Pinched, Summer Peach & Peach

Last month Haute Look had NYX on their site and I really wanted to grab some items. One of the things I really wanted was the Butt Naked palette which was on sale for $15. The NYX store where I live priced it at $28... so almost 50% off I could not pass! I also purchased 3 blushes (not that I need any more blushes) but they were just so pretty and I was really tempted... haha I think the trio of blushes came in at $11 which was not a bad deal at all! If you guys have not checked out Haute Look I totally recommend it for discount designer clothes, shoes, accessories and beauty products. You have to sign up to view the products but its free to sign up! Check it out and if you buy anything let me know what you got :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shimmering Nudes

I wanted to go for a neutral look this week on the nails and decided on going with a neutral polish with a hint of glitter near the tips. 

Products used:
  • China Glaze Heavenly
  • Nicole by OPI I Pink I Love Him
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
  • PRO FX protein enriched base coat
What are you all wearing on your nails? Let me know in the comments below! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

March Favourites 2012

I didn't wear that much make-up in the month of March and went for a more fresh faced look. I kept it simple with liner, mascara and just a pop of colour. So, here are some of the products I kept reaching for in the month of March :) (I know this is pretty late as usual... my bad!)

  • EOS Lip Balm in Summer Fruit - My lips were super dry so I kept applying this lip balm
  • LUSH lip scrub in Bubblegum
  • Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin
  • MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study - for that hint of shimmer on the eyes
  • MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Love Connection
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara (an oldie but a goodie!)
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti - for that pop of colour on the lips
  • Sephora by OPI Polish in Read My Palm <3

There are my favourites for the month of March! Let me know what you guys had as your faves in the comment section. And if you also have a blog leave the link below, I would love to come and visit you!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe collection!

I went to Sephora a few days ago and saw that the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year collection was released and decided to pick up two items. I picked up the eyeshadow quad and the blush duo. The pigmentation of the products is alright and the consistency is ok. The packaging of the quad and blush reminds me a lot of inglot and it is also quite heavy. I'm not sure how I feel about the magnets yet... What I purchased these items for was the colors! I think the colors in the blush duo and the quad will work for different skin tones. 

Has anyone else purchased these products or any of the other items in the collection? Let me know what you think bellow :)

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