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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

NOTD - Essie Marabou

Very streaky and not opaque but its makes my hands look very manicured and therefore I love it!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Sam xo

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Spring-Time Makeup

Swatch of So Sweet, So East Cream Blush - very Light and Natural

As you can see my spring time Makeup is kept fairly simply, and I haven't been using the Garnier BB Cream or any foundation since I have been using the Garnier Pure Moisturizer. This whole look takes me 5 mins each morning and I feel very flawless and perfect with this Routine! FOTD To come soon! :)

Aren't you Happy Spring is here! I am!

Sam xo

Monday, 16 April 2012

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer vs. Hoola Benefit

 Too Faced on Top swatch;
Hoola On Bottom swatch

 Different Angle... As you can see they are very similar in colour- both matter both a very brown shade not too orangy but on my skin Hoola is more stark and the Too Faced blends in easier and gives a better bronzed finish. I have light-medium skin tone with freckles, some redness. I have naturally red hair with a lot of blonde hightlights (so I look more blonde) and I have very light brown eyes.

The winner for me is Too Faced, but it all depends on what your skin is like/ your physical features.
I hope this helps!

What do you like better?

Sam xo

Friday, 13 April 2012

What's in my Bag?

I don't really like carrying a huge bag with me. I do have a backpack for work that I carry with me from Monday- Friday as I commute an hour to and from work; and with me I usually bring my Laptop and a lot of other essentials (i.e deodorant, body spray etc...)- my day typically consits of a minimum of 12 hours. EEK! So lugging around a huge bag with me just weighs me down! So I usually just carry around this clutch. It has the essentials.. cards, money, gum, and a few lip products/ a compact mirror. I can also fit my black berry in here plus my bronzer if I really need it. I am also always in a rush to get places so when I go out in the evenings I never have time to convert my things into a smaller clutch so I just carry this one with me everywhere! Its small enough to not get in the way yet big enough for me to take every where.

Hope you enjoyed! And Happy Friday the 13th!!

Sam xo

Monday, 9 April 2012


Haven't heard this song yet?...

Why? lol this makes me want to dance like a fool in the rain!!!

Product Rave Time!

This Stuff is simply AMAZING!

If you are a slightly oilier girl/have that stubborn shine throughout the day like me then you need to continue reading!

Garnier Pure Moisturiser is the best matifying moisturizer I have ever come across!

What it claims:
Long lasting shine control
"Garnier Pure Shine Control Moisturizer is specially formulated for combination to oily skin and acne-prone skin that can be shiny. Its formula with white clay and zinc mattifies skin, absorbing and controlling excess sebum. Your skin is hydrated all day long with no greasy feel and is left feeling pure, with a long-lasting mattified look."

The back of the bottle is 100% true if you asked me.. it is also very cool in its formula and when applied in the morning makes my skin feel so refreshed and awake. This has helped me so much that I actually don't even use my Garnier BB Cream any more, I don't feel a need as my skin feels so fresh and good looking!

I don't remember the price on this but I think it was $15 at my Shopper's Drug Mart - you get 75 ml with this stuff and I just can't get enough.. I honestly have never found a moisturizer that can do this- and I have tried a lot!

Have you ever tried this? If not give it a go! Hope everyone's week is off to a good start!

Sam xo

March Favourites

From LtoR: Sephora bronzer brush #44 (such an amazing brush its huge and covers most of my face which makes for super fast easy blending!); Sephora professionnel airbrush precision foundation brush #56 (I use this for my concealer, I mainly place it underneath my eyes, and this brush allows me to blend away very easily; what can I say! I am extremely lazy in the morning and brushes just make my life easier!); Sonia Kashuk brush that looks like a MAC 181 (this brush picks up the perfect amount of highly pigmented blushes -like the one in the picture above- without looking to stark on my cheek it is my favourite blush brush. ever.); Lise Watier eyeshadow brush (this brush is pretty fat and wide which allows me to apply highlight to my inner corners and brow bones in one swipe! Super fast and easy - love it!); Clinique pore refining solutions instant perfector in invisible light (this stuff matifies my face while giving my skin a perfect finish; I cannot go a day without it and it is perfect for sensitive skin!); Garnier Pure Hydrating Care moisturiser (this stuff claims to have long lasting shine control- and boy does it ever!); Garnier BB Cream (it was in my last favs post for Feb- love this stuff! Gives a natural finish and glow!); Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (this smells like hot chocolate and gives my face such a natural tan look; I purchased this slightly after my 'currently lusting after' post and I do not doubt it at all! In LOVE!); Elf Warm Bronzer (this stuff works well just lightly on the apples on my checks for some added bronz-ness I only use the bottom right corner and the top left corner- the other two corners are too shimmery/highlight like which I do not use for my face!); Tarte blush in Tipsy (perfect coral colour ever! Can't say it lasts 12 hours though..); MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon (frost finish which has a golden undertone to it- I work better with warm tones than cool tones); Shu Umera lash curlers- the best ever.

Here's this Months Favourites... I know I am really late on this one;
BUT better late then never right! lol!
I must say though that some of this has all ready changed as I am in a more natural looking face/ very springy mood... so stay tuned for my Spring Time looks which will hopefully incorporate a FOTD in the near future

P.S. You may have noticed there was no mascara this month- and that is because I have had the worst luck looking for a mascara that will work for my stubborn camel lashes. My lashes are very long but are stubborn and stick down straight with zero curl to them! I have found a new mascara that was an old favourite of mine (not sure if I have mentioned it before) but it will be in an upcoming post!

Sam xo