November 29, 2010

Pink 4 Friday

Bright-Barbie-Pink Lipstick fanatics rejoice!

Nicki Minaj has her own M.A.C Lipstick.


I like Nicki Minaj, it's nothing against her I just don't feel the need for a Bright-Pink-Barbie Lipstick with her name on it. I feel like M.A.C already has Lipsticks of the same shade...but anyway just because I am not interested doesn't mean no one else is!

The Lipstick is a Limited Edition item, personally designed by the audacious Miss Minaj herself, in celebration of her new album Pink Friday. According to M.A.C, Nicki's Lipstick is only available for 4 days from the date of November 26th, and is currently sold out on the M.A.C website .


Before Minaj, Lady Gaga has her own M.A.C Lipstick as well, (in a similar shade might I add), and I can only hope that M.A.C would choose other inspiring women for their promotions in the future..

Final Thoughts:

In my opinion, no.
Did I purchase it?

Would I purchase it?

Did you purchase the Pink Friday Lipstick by Nick Minaj for M.A.C this past weekend?
If not, why didn't you?

November 26, 2010

My new toy!

Hey dolls,

If you follow my personal blog you might have noticed in this post here that I bought myself a new toy!

A man's toy is his home theatre system or even his car... and a woman's? Her hair styling tools! Haha!

I have quite a few heat styling tools lying around my house, but my most used has to be my Flat Iron since I love straightening my hair. I also like to curl it for special occasions, but I find that my regular clamp Curling Iron can be quite a hassle to use and was looking for something new and easier to use....

.. & so, a friend and I went to our local shopping mall for the Amika Deep Purple 13mm Tourmaline Curling Wand. There are 3 colors to choose from: Black , Hot Pink, and Deep Purple. I have purchased from Amika before, and I was pleased with their products and decided to go with the same brand again.

Along with Curling Wand , I recieved the Black Styler Heat Proof Mat and Travel Case, (normal retail value: $14.95) for free with my purchase!

Source: Amika
Just in time for the holidays! What better way to spice up your look then with a new hairstyle? All the same, this holiday season is pretty hectic for me, with dinners, a bridal shower, and 3 day-long weekend wedding!

If you have an Amika Kisok in your area, definately check them out! Although, the sales team can be quite pushy, so remember to stand your ground and be firm. However, I am overall pleased with their products and the service.

You can find the Amika Curling Wand here , along with the Black Heat Proof Mat/Travel case here.

Let me know if you decide to purchase from Amika, and what you're experience was like. If you have purchased from Amika before, let me know what you experience was like, as well.
I will upload a post on my Amika Curling Wand experience, once I get a chance to use it!

Visit the Amika website for more products!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Happy Thanksgiving & Black Friday to all who celebrate!

November 25, 2010

Indian Fashion: Karishma & Kareen Kapoor

I came across this gorgeous photo of the Kapoor sisters in traditional but modern Indian clothing.

Source: Google Images

I decided to change up the way fashion is done on blogs and added a little cultural flavour to it! Let me know what you think. I may continue to do this in the future.

November 22, 2010

...The British are coming!

Just kidding! I thought that title was very appropriate for the following picture.. (that was suppose to be a joke, I love the Brits!). Check out this image I got off of someone's facebook..

My first initial thought after seeing this photo was: where did the Rickshaw come from?

For those of you who don't know, Auto Rickshaws are a very common mode of transportation in India. These 3 wheelered buggies are used by more than half of the countrys' population!

Source: Facebook

This image is quite lovely, it looks like a piece of art. I especially love the contrast between the different colors. From the image it looks like a store front window. Let me know if you see this around town. Notice the British flags all around the Rickshaw, these blue people must've wanted everyone to know where they come from...hahah!

Imagine we were that shade of blue with bright orange hair? What shade of lipstick would you choose to wear if your skin was that blue? LOL.

Just another random post of the day ... sometimes we need a little dose of 'change' in our routine.

November 19, 2010

My first Karmaloop order!

Hey Dolls!

I just got my Karmaloop order in the mail today! Woooooooooohooooo! So excited to see the DHL van out side my bedroom window! Even though I have browsed their site many many times, this was my first time ordering from Karmaloop. It wasn't a huge order, I just wanted to start off small and see how the service was first before making any big orders. I was hesitant at first since I wasn't very familiar with the brand, but after much deliberation I decided to finally make a small order and the rest is history!

I have been really wanting some big statement studs for a while now... I just haven't found a pair that I REALLY liked! I'm a big fan of jewelry (I think I have more jewelry than I do clothing xD) so that's the first place I browsed on the website and came across these really cute stud earrings!

-> Click the item name to view product details.
OBEY/ Spiked earrings in 18k Gold

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The Extras - The Heart Resin earring in Red 

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The Extras - The Heart Resin earring in Black
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I ordered my items on the 17th of Novemeber, they were shipped the following day and I received them today. I thought that was great! Karmaloop is now powered with DHL to ship to Canada. I even got a DHL tracking number so that I could track my package from the time it left the Karmaloop warehouse. I received email confirmation for my order, as well as a shipping confirmation.

The website is a little overwhelming at first, there is a lot going on all at once and might seem a little intimidating at first, but you will get the hang of it after some wrong turns. The website is interesting to navigate...there are just pages and pages of items to go through, I would prefer viewing all the items on one page. Anyhow, Karmaloop accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal which is a plus. The transaction didn't take long, and was virtually simple and straight forward.

I am pleased with the items and the overall experience. I would definitely order again!

I can't wait to wear my new purchases out!

Have you ordered from What were your experiences like?

Superdrug Haul

While on a visit to London, I stopped at Superdrug to pick up some needs as wells as some wants. I picked up quite a few items, I chose brands that I do not have access to here in Canada.

MUA (Make Up Academy)
I came across MUA, most items were a pound or more, and Superdrug was having a promotion so I thought, why not! I got a 3 pack of green eyeshadows, as well as a 3 pack of the purple eyeshadows and a liquid eyeliner. I didn't buy too much from MUA since most of the items were open or tested. ** Sorry about the picture quality, I promise that the shades look great in person! **

The green eyeshadows in order from left to right:
  1. Shade 7 - Pearl
  2. Shade 6 - Pearl
  3. Shade 5 - Pearl
The purple eyeshadows in order from left to right:
  1. Shade 13 - Pearl
  2. Shade 9 - Pearl
  3. Shade 4 - Pearl
The liquid eyeliner which looks like a periwinkle blue is in Shade 4.

GOSH cosmetics
I also purchased some GOSH cosmetics products.
  • Brow Kit 001
  • Natural Blush in 39 Electric Pink (Soft Pink)
  • Glamorous Eye Shadow in 17 Purple (Lilac purple)
  • Let's Twist Waterproof Eyeliner in 100 Blue Grass (Seagreen)  
  • Extreme Art Eyeliner (Blue) in 10
  • Extreme Art Eyeliner (Teal) in 11

Maxfactor Xperience Volumising Mascara in Black/Brown
- I have been using this Mascara since I got it, and it has become one of my favourites!

I purchased other random drugstore items as well as Superdrugs own makeup brushes.
I bought 4 shadow brushes (and love them!) as well as 1 face/blush brush. I haven't used them all that much but I like the quality of the brushes and the bristles.

This was my first time at Superdrug and it reminded me of our Shoppers Drug Mart here in Canada, except with more variety and great deals! Next time I visit, I hope to purchase more!
To visit Superdrug online Click here. Have you tried any of these brands? Let me know what you think!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

November 18, 2010

All time drugstore favourites - Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner

This is hands down my favourite drugstore eyeliner of all time!

Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
0.08 FL oz / 2.5 mL
Retail price: $7.96 (approx.)

I have purchased this product again and again. I use to be a pencil liner freak, and I didn't have a very steady hand with liquid. Then after much practice, I mastered the art of the liquid liner.

It comes off just as easy as it comes off, well, maybe too easy. I notice that it does start to come up in the inner corners of my eyes, but I usually apply a pencil liner or black eyeshadow in that area anyway. The consistency of this liner is quite thick, I have tried a few drugstore eyeliners that were quite thin in consistency and I hated those. I like the overall application of the liner and I get quite a few applications per pot. I can go a few months without buying another one with the applications. Annabelle's website claims that the liquid eyeliner gives you upto 830 applications, to see the description on the company website Click here .

This handy little felt wand is great for precision lining, it makes it easier to create winged liner looks. With practice you can become a winged liner pro too!

Whats your favourite drugstore eyeliner? Let me know!

November 17, 2010

Bookstore Haul

Bookworms rejoice!
So, since I was a child I have been a bit of a bookworm as far as I can uncle would send me and my brother books from overseas and enroll us in book memberships. He was a bigger reader himself and always encouraged reading. I have him to thank for my vast interest in books!

I have visited my local Chapters and I purchased a few books to add to my collection. Some were for pure pleasure and others for easy reading during travel or on a rainy day.

Enough talk, let's get started!

Lauren Conrad - Style
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As soon as I heard that Lauren Conrad had a style book coming out, I was uber excited! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I have read Lauren Conrad's novel L.A. Candy and have become a fan of her writing. At first I thought this was another celebrity trying to make money off of the bookworms such as myself; but I actually like Lauren's personality and her style. So I decided purchase the book; after skimming through it, I noticed that the book is sectioned into different chapter and there are tons of color photos! I am eager to start reading, and I may do a review on the book once I'm done.

Interested in purchasing this book? Available on Amazon, check out this link:

Anna Godbersen - Envy
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For some easy reading, I decided to try my hands at Envy by Anna Godbersen. Others in the same Luxe novel series include: The Luxe and Rumors, they came before Envy. I had seen this novel a while ago, but never purchased it because I wasn't sure (hence the saying, 'never judge a book by its cover')! It was on sale so I thought why not give it a try! I'd like to read them in order, so I need to purchase the other books first.

Interested in purchasing this book? Available on Amazon, check out this link:

The Royal Diaries, Jahanara -  Kathryn Lasky

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Interested in purchasing this book? Available on Amazon, check out this link:

The Nanny Diaries - Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
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I've wanted to watch the movie, but never got a chance so I decided to get the novel. This was just for some easy reading, if I want something less serious and more fun reading.

Interested in purchasing this book? Available on Amazon, check out this link:

Kismet Magazine:
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I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you would like a book reviews on any of the above purchases.

Do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading? Leave me some suggestions!

November 12, 2010

Fragrance: Kim Kardashian

Guess what came in the post today?

Yes, that's right.. It's my Kim Kardashian perfume! I have been waiting for this package for a week now and I'm so excited to have finally recieved it! I am an avid Kim Kardashian fan and like everyone else, I think she is simply gorgeous! Anyhow, back to the review... I ordered the gift set fromLighthouse Beauty, visit their website here.

Kim Kardashian - The voluptuous new fragrance
Lighthouse Beauty describes the fragrance as: "A timeless scent inspired by the classic beauty and modern style that encompasses the icon herself. Experience glamour and luxury with..."

I purchased the:
[ Kim Kardashian 3pc Gift Set T-Shirt, 3.4 oz EDP Spray and Rollerball Fragrance ] for $65.00 US + shipping and I thought it was great value.

Just the perfume itself could be $65.00 but I really wanted to Rollerball Fragrance to keep in my purse or bag, and this gift set was just perfect!

The bottle is gorgeous; different then many of the other perfumes I own (I have over 10!) but just as elegant as Kim Kardashian herself.

The Fragrance
I read quite a few reviews on this fragrance before and after purchasing. I must say, I do feel as it is not what I expected from Kim Kardashian but I am still a fan. I guess I had different ideas in mind for what I thought the fragrance would smell like. The scent is quite floral, although right away I can't point out the exact ingredients, after reading the inspiration of her fragrance, the scent totally made sense!

Kim Kardashians inspiration for her fragrance on Lighthouse Beauty's webpage:

" A bouquet of Tuberose, Jasmine and Gardenia deliver and undeniably femininity that compliments Kim. Tonka bean, jacaranda wood and sandalwood adds a warn sensual feeling throughout, evoking the soft side of Kim"

Not that I was disappointed - but I do feel that it has a distinctive smell to it and it is more "grown up" then I would have imagined Kim Kardashian to smell like. LOL. I imagined the scent to be a cross between something Burberry and Chanel-ish (if that makes any sense) but aside from that I do really like it. I haven't worn it out yet, but I'm optimisstic that it will grow on me. Maybe its not my favourite fragrance but I'm still a fan!

Customer Service
The packaging was good, and nothing was damaged in shipping everything was intact. Also, I recieved confirmation emails at the time of purchase so I was aware of when the payement went through, and when the item was sent for shipping. Lighthouse Beauty was really good about keeping up with customer service.

Overall thoughts
If you are in doubt of whether you will like it or not, give it a try you can purchase a smaller size (price starts at $35) or even purchase the sample size at your local Sephora (if you have on in your area). I love the gift set feature, the only thing is the T-shirt was in a large size I wear a small/medium (maybe I can shrink it?), but other than that I love Kim Kardashians fragrance!

* I apologize for the horrible picture quality, I will invest in a new better quality camera soon! *

Gift Box

Individual Shots
3.4 OZ. Eau De Parfum Spray

Rollerbal Fragrance

Kim Kardashian Fragrance T-shirt

What's your favourite fragrance?
Hope you enjoyed this review!

November 8, 2010

Mini Haul: Body Shop

I stopped by the Body Shop on Oxford St. and picked up a few needed products.

There was a promotion going on at the time, so the lipgloss was free!

I'm sorry the picture quality isnt that great, but these are the much need Body Shop brushes! They feel so nice and soft. I haven't used them as yet. I will do a review on these soon!

The brushes purchased were:
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Eyeshadow Blender
  • Slanted Brush


November 7, 2010

How-to: make your nail polish last longer!

First of all, it is inevitable that your nail polish will chip, whether you like it or not. Let's be realistic here...we use our hands on a daily basis. How do you not expect your nail polish to chip?

These are some tips on how to keep your nail polish from chipping longer.

Typically, nail polish lasts approximately 1/2 weeks maximum (or less depending on the person) before it starts to chip of.

This is my nail polish routine, which also helps keep my polish from chipping and long lasting.

1) Wash my hands.

2) Clean my nails with nail polish remover, to remove and dust, dirt or the previously applied nail polish.

3) Apply a base coat. (Usually this is a clear varnish that helps you nail polish stick to your nails longer). I let that dry for a few minutes.

4) Apply nail polish as usual (2 coats should do the trick, some shades may require a 3rd coat).

5) Apply a top coat. This will help the nail polish from chipping as easily and help it stay on longer. Let that dry for a few minutes.

I conducted a mini-experiment on one hand using the top coat and the other hand without the top coat. I have to say, after less than a week the hand without the top coat has alot more chips on each finger than the hand with the top coat, which virtually had none. 

The products I use are from a nail set I got as a gift from a friend. However, you can find these products at your local beauty or drugstore. OPI and Sally Hansen have great nail products.

* Also: a review to come soon on the OPI Chip Skip (Nail Lacquer Chip Preventor) which claims to keep your nail polish from chipping. I have only used this product once, and I would like to have used it a couple of times to come up with a good review. So stay tuned! *

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Hope you enjoyed this post. If you try these tips let me know if it helped you.

November 5, 2010

Beauty Fact for the day - Where not to store your makeup!

Here's a fun fact:

Did you know that keep your makeup in the bathroom can decrease the life of your products?

Steam from the shower, and humidity among other things decrease the life of your makeup products and brushes alike.

So, get your makeup out of your bathroom and it will last longer!

Hope you enjoyed this fun fact of the day.

November 4, 2010

What I'm wearing: Siberian Nights

Ahhhhh! My new favourite shade is OPI - SIBERIAN NIGHTS!

It's a gorgeous shade of plum purple (with a tint of black to it), it actually looks different in regular light, sunlight and also with camera flash.

I bought this yummy shade a few weeks ago and finally decided to give it a try.... I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I think I'm in love!

Normally I would stay away from darker shades, since I have a darker skin tone and I find that dark shades don't work for me... but this seems okay (atleast I think so).

Let me know what you think!

November 2, 2010


I finally gave in and purchased a bunched of products from the inexpensive and much-raved about Eyes.Lips.Face cosmetics line.

I've heard good and bad things about their products. I haven't had a chance to use many of them yet...however, once I do, I will have a review posted. The reason I think that this line became famous in the Youtube community and in the News (shown on ABC and FOX news) was because of the inexpensive price. Most items range from about $1.00, $3.00 and slightly higher depending on the product.

Right off the bat, the first thing that I wasn't so pleased with was the delivery time for the products. These items took approximately 3-4 weeks  to arrive. 
If you are anything like me, you want your products ASAP! This was one thing I had heard from other ELF customers, that shipping took way too long and because of this many would not purchase from ELF again.

Also, I was very disappointed in the overall packaging of the items. The boxes for some of the items were damaged/broken while in transit; and while this is beyond control, it still didn't give me a very good impression.

Now onto the goodies! I purchased the following:
  • Total Face Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Blushing,Bronzing and Blending Brush
  • Eye Shadow Brush (not shown) - which broke after the 1rst use.
  • Single Eyeshadow in Coffee Bean
  • Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (compared to NARS product)
  • Under Eye Concelear & Highlighter
  • Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
  • Shimmering Facial Whip (Gift with Purchase)
  • Mineral Foundation in Dark
  • Mineral Booster (Shimmer)
  • Mineral Face Primer
  • Daily Brush Cleaner - Spray (not shown)
* E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color in Brownstone(pictured bottom left) was recieved as a gift with some goodies purchased from Youtube Guru miss.erica she is so sweet!

Overall, I liked the individual packaging of the products. I thought that the value for the products was good also.

I cannot give my full opinion because this is not a review and I have not used all the products yet. I will review each product as I use it. If you have any questions regarding any of the above products feel free to contact me.

Check ELF here

Have you purchased from ELF before? If so, let me know what your favourite products are!
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