Thursday, May 13, 2010

How it all started

..and by "it" I mean cosmetics/skincare.

It started in Sept 2009. Prior to this, I only wore concealer for my undereye circles and curled my lashes and went out the door. I didn't care too much about my skin and I didn't wear any make up. I am a lazy person in general, so I couldn't see myself waking up extra early to apply make up. Never did I realize something called mineral make up. I just assumed that wearing make-up meant, taking out that foundation brush and applying a thick coat of liquid foundation - this was and never will be something I enjoy doing.

So what happend in Sept 2009? My best friend had her bday pre-party at a spa in Toronto. We spent a day pampering ourselves, got our mani/pedi's and at the end we decided to check out the make up that they had on display. It was Jane Iredale. The lady at the counter was kind enough to do everyone's make up (there were like 6 girls). I was so impressed with how the mineral make up gave me coverage, but it didn't look caked on. ..and the thing that sold me on the product was that it was easy to apply. Take a brush, swirl it around, and swirl it around on your face and you're done! woop woop - this stuff is for me! Unfortunately that day, I left the spa quite broke as I purchased the oh-so-famous Moon Glow and a pressed mineral powder compact. I am happy to announce for the first time in my life, I have hit pan on a product!

My current obsession is getting my skin to retain its moisture. These last couple of days for some reason I have been getting these really bad bad dry patches on my cheeks (>_< ) I also wouldn't mind losing the great pores of mine on my cheeks either.

How did it all start for you?

Monday, May 10, 2010

GTA: Shiseido Warehouse sale!!!!!

Oh man...I told myself my next post would either be Natalie's tag or contest entry, but I just found out about this sale and I wanted to share it with you all

This weekend there will be a Shiseido Warehouse sale
May 14-17
Location: 303 Allstate Parkway, Markham
May 14: private sale 3-8 pm (invitation only)
My 16-17: Open to public (9-5 Sat and 9-3 Sun)
Apparently some of the the brands for sale are: Shiseido, Nars, Orlane, Zen, Cle de Peau, Issey Miyake etc ..

Someone noted that it took 4 hours to get in last year and that ppl waited since 6 in the morning for the Saturday opening.

Happy Shopping people! I unfortunately cannot make it again..missed out on the Lisa warehouse sale, and now missing out on this one! Darn - it's shiseido and nars too! (>_<)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My trip to India Part 1

Time really flies. It was about 1 year ago today that I packed my bags and headed to India for my best friend's wedding. Here are some photos that I took while I was there
(warning: pic heavy post)

It's hard to tell in the photos, but check out the intricate carving into the walls :o

Taj Mahal - it's SO beautiful in real life. It's just absolutely breathtaking. I was trying to get a photo with no one in it, but it's so crowded that it's hard to get that perfect shot. I got a shot of a kid taking a pose instead lol

We were stuck in traffic - all the tuk-tuks (auto-rickshaw) were squeezing their way through the busy streets

Yet another great photo that illustrates the intricate workmanship put into these walls and structures.

...missing India. Missing vacation time in general =\

I'll be around, but won't be able to post for awhile as I transition into my parents home, and then to my new place -- sorry! I'll try and post more often once I settle in (late May to early June)