I have decided to do a new feature on the blog, where I revisit my old favorites or non-favorites and see where I stand on them a while later. I have been blogging for one and a half years now, so there are plenty of products I have reviewed in this journey. I will be the first to admit, I was an amateur at first, I would review things in a hurry or without much thought. Now, however, I have… Read more »

I remember that Saturday morning like it was yesterday. I was wearing all black, I had a few minutes before work and I thought why not indulge in some quick shopping? I picked up a tinted lip balm in Full Fuchsia and this one right here. Before MAC, my tryst with higher end cosmetics was limited to Lancome, Clinique, Chanel and Dior. I was always inquisitive about the enigma that was MAC and why my girlfriends were so obsessed (now… Read more »

Whenever I look at this product, I can’t help but hear a certain Britney Spears song in my head called “womanizer, womanizer”. Anyhow, here is me with my latest musing from one of my favorite brands in the whole world (can we sense a little bias here?), theBalm, Mary-Lou Manizer ($30 Cdn/ $24 US) for 8.5 grams.   Mary-Lou Manizer is described as a sheer luminous golden ivory. It is mainly a high-lighter, but also makes an extremely good eyeshadow… Read more »

Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion. Tarina Tarantino Spaklicity Bronze Eyeshadow Palette. Shimmering bronze as an all over lid wash, shimmering brown in the crease to create an outer v, pearlized nude as a highlight. MAC Blacktrack fluidline on the upper lash line. MAC Smolder on the waterline. Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara. Lips: MAC Gulabi Lipstick (LE) Chanel Rouge Coco in Orchidee. Face: MAC Gingerly Blush (highly underrated!) Inglot AMC Foundation A little about the “face” products. I had long ignored MAC Gingerly,… Read more »

Life of a beauty blogger, you try a gazillion products and rarely do you come across something that you just don’t want to use it up, simply because it is just *that* gorgeous to look at and on you, too. Meet Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Bronze Eyeshadow Palette ($46 Canadian/ $38 US). It consists of seven neutral eyeshadows and a beautiful pop of turquoise. Tarantino, the creator of the line (& the product) was influenced by “soaring Moorish architecture and dusty… Read more »

At Musing on Beauty, Mariella tries the Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brushesand tells you everything about them.Ever wonder how to airbrush your own makeup photos? Well, now you can – check out theNotice’s basic Photoshop tutorial for your exclusive look behind the scenes of a beauty blog! Now that summer’s in the air, Musicalhouses shows you a Summer Eye Look and a Summer Lip Look for cheap! Need melt proof makeup? Check out the new Summer collections from Tarte…. Read more »

MAC Sunbasque blush (sheertone shimmer) had long been on the list of things I had wanted to try. Actually, it is because of a blogger friend by the name of Poornima (Glitter Glamour Grace ) that I really wanted this blush. Last weekend I went to a CCS in Seattle, I only got a handful of things, but they had a lot of good stuff, especially from the permanent line. This was one of my picks from there because I had wanted… Read more »

theBalm Downboy blush ($26 Cdn/ $21 US) is described as a soft pink flush and very rightly so. It is a gorgeous, buttery yellowish pink that works fabulously as a blush or eyeshadow. Often, lighter pinks are hard for darker skin-tones to carry off, but this is one of those which works very easily. I credit that to its fabulous pigmentation. Never chalky, always smooth, almost butter-like. Whether or not you like this shade, that is the question. I personally… Read more »

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($42 US) is a cult favorite product among beauty junkies. Even if you are not someone who is “in the know,” you would know or have had heard of this product. Long before when I was 17, I was battling a shoe addiction and only had a total of 8 cosmetic products, I knew of the LMTM (get it? abbreviated rapper name, ha!). So what is soo special about this thing? I had a little musing… Read more »

Sephora Collection Colorful Palette in Not That Shy  ($31 Cdn/ $24 US) consists of four neutral eyeshadows and one eyeliner. It consists of a a pearly white gold shade, a taupe grey, an warm pink-mauve, a smokey, glittery grey eyeshadows and a charcoal black-purple eyeliner. The pigmentation of the eyeshadows was excellent once  the imprint is broken, with one exception being the pearly white gold eyeshadow, which needs to be layered to show up as well as the darker shadows…. Read more »

I am not a big fan of plumping glosses. I don’t enjoy the tinging, the pain and false promises of visibly fuller, Angelina Jolie resembling pout. I just don’t care for fuller lips. I do, however, enjoy a good, natural peach colored gloss. It was my favorite kind in college. MAC Big Baby Plushglass was one of my first purchases from MAC. I was slowly being engulfed by this beautiful, expensive addiction. This particular gloss was a favorite of one… Read more »

I am “enjoying” my life in Vancouver as of now, but I miss my Milly-Boo. I miss her so, so, so, so much.

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