Saturday, July 31, 2010

My new love - MAC in Hey & Caribana

So I was going to do a post about the goodies that I received from M.A.C.nunu's giveaway a very long time ago, but I couldn't resist and started using the products right away! I would take a picture of some of the items, but many of them I already ate up or used lol

In her package to me, she included this lovely eyeshadow by MAC in Hey. When I saw it, I immediately thought about Stila's Kitten.

( Stila Kitten on left and MAC Hey on right)

Once I swatched it, I was pleasantly surprised that it was not the same. Kitten is a bit too shimmery for me.

(MAC Hey on left and Stila Kitten on right)

Sorry for the duplicate photo - just wanted to show you how it looks in different lighting. The top photo is indoors, just regular lighting. The bottom one is also indoors, but by the window.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this eyeshadow. I'm not big on eyeshadow - I find it difficult to blend colours and don't have a good grasp on how to apply it. The rare occasion I do wear it, I usually stick to one colour or I may try to add a 2nd colour lol I love this eyeshadow so much that I have been wearing it almost every day! I get a lot of compliments :D It's such a nice subtle colour and for some reason, it makes my eyes just pop. It's a very nice, soft, everyday kind of colour! If you go to MAC's website though, the swatch on there is quite dark. Maybe it's my computer screen ?

sigh - It's a Saturday night and I'm sitting at home on blogger. How lame is that lol. My bf is actually in Montreal enjoying his brother's bachelor party! I have been cleaning and re-organizing my forever growing cosmetics collection. I have found many items that I don't use anymore that I will put up for swapping (so I'm happy about that)

Any of you Toronto folks enjoying the Caribana? I went several years ago and took a couple of photos (sorry they're not great). There were many pretty and extravagant costumes, but way too many people for my liking lol

For more information on Caribana, visit:
From the website:"The Caribana Parade is the largest Caribana Festival event in North America and this year it will celebrate its 43 anniversary. This event is made up of a series of Bands that compete for best costumes in this annual parade. The Caribana Parade consists of over a million participants including steel pan bands, live soca, calypso, reggae and salsa performers as well as elaborate masqueraders in costume"

Hope you're enjoying your weekend :) Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 mug shot - well, kind of

Lately I have been wondering if I am in the right profession. For those of you who don't know, I work in the healthcare industry, but lately I've been thinking maybe this isn't right for me. I mean, dont' get me wrong, I enjoy what I do, it's rewarding, I like going to work ...BUT I don't LOVE it. I want to be able to wake up every morning with excitement, but I don't :( I know there are people out there that wake up and dread going into work. Luckily I don't experience that, but I'm not jumping for joy either. I wonder if I worked in the arts if I would feel this way.

Have any of you seen that reality show on TLC called DC cupcakes? It's about two sisters who quit their corporate jobs to open up a cupcake that would be so much fun! I don't know, maybe I'm just analyzing my life too much. I should appreciate the fact that I have a good job that I enjoy. Some people are struggling out there looking for a decent job and I'm over here complaining that I like my job and not loving it ahhaha

Enough of me is a mug shot of myself (and my other half). I am still apprehensive about putting up a photo of myself so when this picture came out blurry, I thought: "perfect for my blog!" lol

On another note: I have a massive haul to post. This photo doesn't include the E.L.F, F21, and urban outfitters items I have purchased recently. I NEED to stop spending. The photo includes items from Sephora and

Have a great week :D

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Obsessed with nail polish - Essie's summer 2010 Collection

My current obsession: nail polish

I think it's because summer is here which gives me a good excuse to wear somewhat vibrant colours :D I really want to buy those green's from OPI's shrek collection, but I don't think my workplace would appreciate those colours =\

Anyways, I was at Winners the other day and saw that they had Essie's 2010 summer collection!

From left to right: Haute as Hello, Demure Vixen, Miss Matched, and Seche Vite
(the polishes were $6.99 CAD each and top coat was $7.99 CAD)

For the full colours in this collection, visit Essie's website:

Has anyone tried the Seche Vite? I hear the gurus hyping up this product, but my current Revlon top coat seems to be doing a good job. I'll let you know how it compares!

Another thing I'm obsessed with are my silver and gold filled bangles. I wear them every single day :)

What are your current obsessions?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Forever 21 Canada - Free Shipping Online, no minimum!

TODAY ONLY - Forever 21 online is offering free shipping with no minimum purchase necessary! yay I love when I don't have to pay shipping :)

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