Monday, December 9, 2013

MAC Rebel Dupes & Holiday Berry Lips

Swatches From Left to Right:
* MAC Rebel
* Wet & Wild 908 C Sugar Plum Fairy
* Wet & Wild Fergie - Ferguson Crest
* Maybelline Blissful Berry
* Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush
* Milani Sangria

Overall in terms of pigmentation and consistency I felt that Milani's Sangria was the closest match to MAC's Rebel lipstick. The others were pretty close and I would give 2nd and 3rd place to the Wet & Wild lipsticks. Blissful Berry & Revlon's Crush were close in tone but they were a bit more sheer than Rebel. These are very nice lip choices for the holiday season and I love them all! If you have any holiday lip suggestions please let me know by tweeting, facebooking, instagraming... anything haha! Let me know!

For more pictures read on...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

November Favourites 2013

What have I been loving for the month of November?! These items :) hehe! I can't believe we are already into December and 2014 is just around the corner. This year has gone by fast! Anyway, enough with my random rambling and on to my faves from the month of November...

  • The Balm NUDEtude eyeshadow palette - The shades in this palette are perfect for Fall / Winter
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette - Awesome for a quick natural eye look!
  • MAC Perfect Day Lipstick - Lovely nude lipstick!
  • Revlon Berry Couture Lipstick
  • NYX Blush in Mocha
  • Pink Warm & Cozy Body Mist - This scent is totally Fall appropiate :) Sweet!
  • Loreal True Match Foundation in W4 (Natural Beige)
  • Urban Decay Liner in Zero
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Loreal Voluminous Full Definition Mascara

 For more pictures read on...

Review: Revlon ColorBurst Matte & Lacquer Balm

These weren't all purchased during one trip but rather 2 or 3 trips to the store. I first started off with Elusive & Whimsical as my first purchases. I really loved Elusive which was the matte nude pink and whimsical was a great holiday color. So, naturally I wanted more! The pigmentation of the matte colors are awesome! Lasting power was alright in my opinion. It lasted a few hours on my lips (the matte ones lasted longer than the lacquer ones). The matte formula is pretty which is another thing I loved about them. They did dry out my lips a little but applying lip balm really helped with that issue. Overall, I think theses lippies are great and definitely worth the try!

 For more photos and swatches... read on...

My Black Friday Haul 2013

So... I did a little Black Friday shopping on Friday / Saturday. I didn't wake up super early to go though and just ended up going in the evening of Black Friday. I waited in line for about 30 minutes at Old Navy to pay. I think that really was the only store that was a little crazy on Friday... atleast at the mall I went to. All I purchased there was a pair of thick grey leggings and a light grey sweater (I know... how boring!). Everything at Old Navy was 50% off but I was really just there for some essentials and didn't want to spend too much.

I went to Sephora briefly after and nothing really stood out to me so I walked out with NOTHING! (OMG!)

So, after cruising the mall and going to a few other lovely stores such as Bath & Body Works and American Eagle. I went to Target and made a single purchase of the NYX Give a Little Love Trio which had three Soft Matte Lip Creams in Antwerp, Adis Ababa & Tokyo. This little set was on sale for $13.49 which I thought was not bad considering one can run up to $8 where I am. 

On Saturday, I went to Forever 21 (nothing interested me there either) and the other store I went to was Victoria Secret and what I really wanted was the bag they were giving away with a $75 purchase haha. But, thankfully they also had some nice sales on body mist sets and this cute hoodie / fleece pants. Yep, I purchased those and got my free bag YAY! and that is all I purchased... Not to crazy :) I want to know what everyone else picked up for Black Friday / Weekend! Send them to me! haha!

Happy December! (omg it's almost Christmas!)


More pictures after the jump...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sweater Weather Tag

(image via. Google)

I've decided to do the Sweater Weather Tag after watching so many YouTubers videos :) Here are my answers to the questions... and I tag all of you and would love to hear your sweater weather answers! So, if you have a blog post or video please send them to me via email / twitter / facebook or comment below!

The questions and answers are after the break...

Sephora VIB Sale Haul 2013

So, I picked up a few things from the Sephora VIB sale that ran in the beginning of the month. Now, I am banned from Sephora until next year! Haha, let's see how long that will last :P Anyway, I picked up a few palettes and a few holiday sets. I don't think I went tooo crazy this year... Now on to what I purchased:
  • Soft Lights Powder in Shimmer - This is all Jacilyn Hill from YouTube's fault!
  • Naked Skin Foundation - I have been wanting to try this foundation out since it first came out
  • NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Blush Palette (even though I already have a blush or two)
  • Kat Von D Spellbinding Palette - I was mesmerized by the colors!
  • Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Palette - I love Too Faced, so of course I had to get this!
  • Buxom Dolly's Opening Act Lip Gloss Set - SO PRETTY! And great price point in my opinion.
  • Sephora #56 Pro Face Brush - Loving this for foundation.

And that is all I got from the sale. Trust me I wanted more, but I held off. If you would like a review on any of these products please let me know :) Also, I would love to know what you got from the sale so leave them in the comments! Until next time!


More pictures after the jump...

Monday, November 4, 2013

October Favourites 2013

It is that time of the month again! Time for favourites woo woo! haha I hope you all had a lovely October. The holiday season is quickly approaching and I am just so excited to spend more time with family and friends. One last announcement before I get into my faves for the month... The #LuvabellCoutureGiveaway is still on for only a few more days. Thank you to all that have already entered! There is still plenty of time left so get those entries in :)

And now on to my favourites for the month of October...

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cute Sweater Haul

I did a little shopping yesterday and went to a store here in Vancouver called Urban Behaviour. I needed to get some sweaters / cardigans. Browsing around I decided to purchase these three items. The first sweater is a cheetah print buttonless cardigan, second a pink cardigan with a floral lace design and the third (because I love Pandas) a Panda sweater!!

I'm really liking these three items and can't wait to wear them soon.

Be sure to join the current giveaway and share with your friends!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Sephora Wish List 2013 Holiday Edition

I was on the Sephora website today and browsing through all the new items and holiday collections. I put some things in my basket just for fun and thought I would share what I have on my wish list for the upcoming holiday. I am not saying I'm going to be buying all of these products but if I were going to buy something these are items I would get hehe :)

I would love to know if any of you girlies have a wish list too? If so, let me know what is on yours!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My Bauble Bar Wish List

So, I was cruising the internet a couple weeks ago and saw that Ingrid (aka. MissGlamorazzi on YouTube) did a guest collection for Bauble Bar and I wanted to check it out. From the entire collection I fell in love with these three pieces and hope to have them in my possession soon... I just love the simplicity of the midi bow ring (I have a mini obsession with bows). The Crystal Trillion Strand is sophisticated and can be worn with almost any casual or fancy outfit. Finally, the Roseland Pop Wrap is just gorgeous and blingy (just the way I like it), not to mention it is rose gold! I mean hello pretty!

Have any of you ladies checked out the collection on Bauble Bar? These are really on my wish list of things to get in the near future, hopefully my wish will come true haha!

Crystal Trillion Strand

Gold Bow Midi Ring

Roseland Pop Wrap

(all images are from Bauble Bar's Website)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

I know I said I would post this a few days ago (I purchased this palette over a week ago from Sephora and its just been sitting there) but as usual I have been bad and lost track of time. Bad Christina! But finally, here it is all swatches & all... The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette. First off, I decided to purchase this one because I felt that the colors were more wearable than the original Vice palette that was released last year. The colors in the Vice 2 palette still had a good mix of neutrals & colors but I think that they are still wearable for every day.

The formulation of Urban Decay eyeshadows are one of my favorites as for the most part they are pretty creamy & pigmented. This palette in particular had some great pigmented shadows. Some were a little glittery / powdery but for the most part I thought the colors offered were pretty.

My faves from the Vice 2 palette have to be: Prank, Damaged, Toxic & Betrayal. If you have the palette too I would love to know which ones are your faves and not so much your faves. One of my least favorite shadows would be Shellshock, too me it was kind of powdery and to silver for my personal preference. Some of the lighter colors in the Vice 2 palette were a bit sheer but I think they are buildable :) For more pictures & swatches be sure to read on. 

Let me know what you guys think of this palette too!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall 2013 Giveaway! *Closed*

This Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! If you didn't win this time, don't worry! There will be more in the future :) The winner has been announced on my Instagram so check it out @luvabellcouture.

XOXOX Thanks!

Friday, October 11, 2013

RiRi hearts MAC Fall Haul

This is the collection that ended my project No Buy for September. Yes, I am a sucker for pretty packaging & it was rose gold! OMG. I just had to buy a few pieces from this collection. It was at the end of September so my project No Buy was successful for most of the month... right? haha. I purchased these three items when it launched online I waited about an hour or so before being able to purchase any products and it kept lagging on me which scared me. The products I picked up were:
  • RiRi Woo Lipstick (Which I already own but it was the only lipstick that I liked)
  • Bad Girl Gone Good Blush
  • Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Palette
These were the three that really interested me product & color wise. The rest were like meh. As you can see I love my neutrals which is why I went with Her Cocoa. Did anyone else pick up items from this collection? If so, what did you purchase and what do you think of it? I would love to know :)

For more pictures & swatches please read on...

Friday, October 4, 2013

September Favourites 2013

I am never on time for my favourite posts :( I really need to organize my time better lol. Anyway, enough with the excuses and on with the products you came here to see...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Too Faced: Pretty Rebel (Swatches)

I purchased this palette about a month or more ago. I have used the lighter / brown shades for a look so far but still want to play around with the other colors. I initially bought this palette for the colors, especially the hot pink because it was pretty unique. Overall, I really like the formulation of the shadows however some of the lighter and darker shades were a little powdery when I did the swatches. Also, I wish the lighter shades were a bit more pigmented but it is still a nice palette. Do any of you have this palette? What are your opinions on it? 

Swatches are after the jump...

Fall Nails: Metro Chic

Fall has officially arrived and I wanted to do my nails a more fall appropiate color. So I decided to go with Sephora by OPI in Metro Chic and for my accent I chose Disco Dolls by Nicole (the Kardashian collection). What are your guys' fave fall nail combos?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall 2013: Drugstore Lipsticks

The first day of Fall is in a couple of days and I've been going through my clothes & make-up to transition into the new season. Here are some drugstore lip products that I think are great for the upcoming Fall season. I love berries and pinky nude lips for the Fall time. What do you guys like wearing? Read more after the jump! Swatches included!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What is in my: Everyday Make-up Bag

I think I carry too many make-up items in my purse and to prove it here is a post on what is in my everyday make-up bag. I usually take this with me in my purse and use the items to touch up throughout the day.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Liebster Blog Award Nomination

I've been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Cutting Edge Beauty. Thank you so much :) From what I have read the Liebster Award is meant for bloggers with under 200 followers and it is kind of like a tag. I am taking the following rules from Cutting Edge Beauty (I hope you don't mind!). Please check out her blog for more information on this award as well!!

1. Link back to the person that nominated you.
2. Nominate 6-11 other bloggers that have less than 200 followers.
3. Answer the 11 questions from the blogger than nominated you.
4. Write up 11 new questions.
5. Let your nominees know about this award, either through a comment or email.

I Nominate these lovely blogs:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Project "No Buy" September 2013

Okay! This is going to be really really hard for me but I am going to try project "No Buy" for the month of September. If it works then I will extend into November. I really need to finish up some of the products I currently have in my collection. Some rules / steps I am going to follow in September:

  1. Organize the make-up I currently have so its easier to access and use
  2. Shop my stash - this means use up what I already have
  3. Try to stay away from Sephora & Drugstores (this is going to be hard)
  4. Haircare can be bought if I am out of what I am currently using
Does anyone have any tips they would like to share? I could use the support :) Wish me luck!

Update (September 16, 2013): Half way through the month and I can happily report I have not purchased a singe make-up item. However, the new MAC RiRi collection and Urban Decay collections are making it very difficult to stay on course!


Friday, September 6, 2013

My Top Lipstick Faves!

Two posts in a row? What?! lol Here are some of my favourite lipsticks in terms of colour and formulation. I have always been a fan of MAC lipsticks so of course I had to have a few of them on here :) List & swatches are below. I would love to know what your favourites are because I am a total lipstick junkie.

I would love to know some of your favorite lipsticks! Let me know through twitter, instagram or on our facebook page. Also, you can leave a comment below :)


August 2013 Favourites

It is August favourites time! Also, I have updated the layout for this blog :) let me know what you guys think!

These are a few of the products that I have been loving and it includes both drugstore & higher end products.

  • Beauty Blender  - I finally gave in and bought this little item and OMG! It is amazing and way better than the "dupes" I had bought. I find that this tool is great for applying a variety of different products.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick - Love this for quick morning coverage
  • MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark - This is my second one and I am still in love with it
  • MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb - A limited edition item but sometimes it gets re-promoted
  • MAC Pressed Pigment in Summer Honey - I believe this was part of a recent collection and it is so pretty!
  • Cover Girl lipstick in Fairytale - a lovely pink and the product is great and non-drying on the lips
  • NARS Deep Throat Blush - This has been one of my fave blushes for a long time and I started using it again for the month of August
  • Loreal Voluminous Full Definition Mascara - Love love love! That is all... lol
These have been some of my most loved products for August. I can't believe Summer is coming to an end. I am not ready for the rain :( Let me know some of your faves and if you are looking forward to Fall.


Monday, August 12, 2013

July 2013 Favourites

I am totally late on this. My bad! :( I can't believe August is almost half way through... Fall will come knocking very soon. The weather in Vancouver has been incredible these past few weeks and I've been spending a lot of time outside and just enjoying the weather. Vancouver doesn't see much sun the rest of the year... But hopefully the sunshine will stay at least for a few more weeks. Anyway... on to my favourites for the month of July. I focused on quick and easy make-up looks in July because I spent a lot of time outside sweating :P

Friday, July 5, 2013

June 2013 Favourites

For the month of June I was loving a bright lip and neutral gold eyes. Here are some of the products I have been loving:

  • MAC MSF in Medium Dark for setting my foundation or wearing alone over some concealer
  • MAC MSF in By Candlelight this is a limited edition product but MAC's Soft & Gentle is similar for giving that luminous glow
  • Sephora Eyeshadow in Girls Night Out I loved wearing this with some liner and mascara 
  • Maybelline Falsies Flared
  • Physicians Formula blush in Rose... I love the hearts! haha!
  • Cover Girl Lipstick in Fairytale
  • Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral
  • Maybelline Master Drama (love!) in Midnight Master
  • Rimmel Wake Me up Foundation
  • Essie Polish in Cute as a Button (gorgeous polish!)
Those were my faves for the month of June. What have yours been? Let me know because I would love to try them out too!


Friday, June 7, 2013

May 2013 Favourites

Yay it's FRIDAY and May faves time :) in the month of may I tried to keep things simple and fresh. Some of my faves were...
* Daisy perfume by Marc Jacobs a bday gift from one of my gfs
* MAC Vanilla eyeshadow
* MAC Sweet Heat extra dimension eyeshadow
* Loreal color infallible in goldmine
* Benefit Bad Gal mascara
* Maybelline Falsies Flared
* Maybelline Coal Commander eyeliner
* Loreal true match lumi in W5
* MAC painterly paint pot
What were your faves for the month of May? Let me know!


Friday, May 24, 2013

MAC Temperature Rushing Collection 2013

I dropped by my local MAC store yesterday for the Temperature Rising launch day and picked up some summer goodies. One thing I wanted was a grinder from the collection as my MAC golden grinder is almost ready to back to mac. So, bronzed was my main mission of the day. I then got side tracked by the blush haha. The colors were too pretty to pass up. At the end of my visit I came out with...
  • Pro longwear bronzer in Nude on Board
  • Two blushes in Hot Nights and Ripe for Love
  • Lipglass in Liquid Passion

Overall, I think it was a nice collection :) I passed on the eyeshadow quads because I already have similar colors. Let me know if you want any swatches or more pictures of the collection!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

What is in my bag? May 2013 Edition

Thought I would do a quick what's in my bag. Nothing too interesting but I do carry a lot of things I don't really need to carry LOL...
  • Nivea lip butter
  • Pink wallet
  • Extra gum
  • My iPod touch
  • Loreal true match powder
  • B&BW Hand sanitizer in Candy Apple
  • B&BW lip gloss in a panda holder haha
  • Car and house keys
  • Baby lips in pink punch
  • Nars lipgloss in Turkish delight
  • Acetaminophen (for those headaches)
  • Michael Kors sunglasses


Friday, May 3, 2013

April Favourites 2013

For the month of April I've been shopping my stash and bringing out some old but awesome goodies. I've also mixed in some new ones just for fun :)

  • Stila "the it girl" palette - I got this a year or so ago. Totally in love with the colour Kitten. It is such a pretty shimmery champagne and I love it for a wash of colour on the lids.
  • MAC eyeliner in Smoulder - a nice soft black. It tends to smudge on me but I like setting it with a black shadow.
  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso - I finally gave in a bought this blush and it is freakin beautiful! Gives a very nice glow to the cheeks.
  • MAC MSF in By Candlelight - This is a gorgeous highlighter and I've used it soo much but it barely has a dent in it. 
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded and Inked in Pink - I've been loving these colours for the Spring months. Light wash of colour and also under eyeshadow.
  • NYX Blush in Peach - Gorgeous kinda matte blush. It's a pretty pink and perfect for Spring!
  • MAC eyeshadow in Amber Lights & Satin Taupe
  • L'oreal True Match Lumi in W5 - Love the amount of coverage it gives which is medium.
  • Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine
  • Milani Lipstick in Nude Creme - OMG I was so excited when I saw this in stores. It smells like candy and the formula is awesome!
  • L'oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Spray - Love this for setting my make-up but may try Deslick next time because my skin tends to get a little oily
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon - a new one! yay! you know how I love me some lipbutters lol. This is a pretty bright pinky red colour.
  • L'oreal Colour Riche in Blushing Sequin - Lovely bright pink colour!!

Phew that was kinda long! Well those are all my faves for the month of April. I can't believe how fast April went and now its May and my Birthday month eeps! This year needs to slow down a little bit haha. Ok, let me know what you guys have been loving in the comments section below or tweet me or facebook me... you know the drill. Also, let me know if you would like to see any swatches or reviews of any of the products that I have shown on my blog. Until next time ...


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