Thursday, 20 September 2012

Urban Decay Vegan Palette Review & Swatches

Oh Hi Ladies!

Today I am very excited to tell you about my latest purchase: The Urban Decay vegan palette.  

This was a limited edition set, that was released in 2010 (I believe) and they are discontinuing it so I got it on a Haute Look Sale for $12 however is a girl to resist? 

This is called the Vegan Palette because Urban Decay is one of the few companies that can boast all vegan ingredients in their products and cruelty-free/ no animal testing on their products.

In fact, their products are certified by both Leaping Bunny AND PETA for cruelty free products. 

To go even farther, the ink used for the packaging is soy ink, and is made from 96% recycled parts.

Urban Decay, I am already in love with your bold colors and beautiful packaging you didn't need to go this far to impress me.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Shoppers Drug Mart is Having a Sale!!!!!!

Oh hai there,

It appears that I have been a bad blogger lately and I promise to try my best to get back to regular posts as soon as I can figure out how to balance this, work, and school (good luck to me)

But I just wanted to give you a quick share on my recent Shoppers haul.

I had $60 worth of my optimum points saved up so I went in, intending purchase my foundation ($32) and perhaps another Benefit Blush ($38)

I dont mind paying the extra $10 + Tax on what I would consider essentials.

Boy was I in for a treat!

Heres what I got:

Thursday, 13 September 2012

September Julep Maven - Bombshell

Oh hi there!

So this month I was tempted yet again, to purchase, yet another, Maven box.  Every month I always tell myself that I will skip.

Alas, every month my resolve fails.

I decided to switch things up.  I usually fall for the "Classic with a Twist" colors but this month I was drawn to the bright and happy shades of the "Bombshell"

Now, this month julep teamed up with Uber designer Trina Turk.  She was inspired by the German Bauhaus movement and an artist by the name of Sonia Delauney.  

The best I have been able to research about the Bauhaus movement, is that it is a type of architecture that became popular in the early 1930's.  The basic principles are flat roofs, smooth facades, and cubic shapes. Colors are white, gray, beige, or black.

Best I figure, Sonia Delauney enjoys bright, vibrant colors, because the concept of Bauhas style is white/grey/beige and this is a pretty fantastic line up of colors.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Fall Luxe Box by Loose Button (Picture Heavy!!)

Good Afternoon!

I am very pleased and excited to show you all the new and re-vamped Luxe Box!

I'm going to start off by being truthful with you, I was recently given a spot to join TopBox and receive my first box in October.  When I found out Loose Button was only going to be putting out 4 boxes a year (seasonal) instead of 12 (monthly), I hadn't been that impressed with them.

In fact, I hadn't been that impressed for a few months prior to the announcement.  It seemed like their boxes were going downhill.  I decided to stay for one box and then decide if I wanted to jump ship to topbox. 

I have been a loyal customer since June 2011 so I figured I should give them the benefit of the doubt.    

Thursday, 6 September 2012

New and Exciting Things

Hi ladies,

Now I don't know if any of you have noticed but I have been playing around with a blog button for about 3 days now. 

I got 3 different codes from 3 different tutorials, and nothing seemed to work out for me!  So I changed where the image was located and still nothing!  Then I changed the size, and still nothing!

I finally found one that worked properly and this is what I came up with: