Category Archives: Makeup Reviews

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Review & Pictures

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ReviewRemember the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray that I showed you in a previous Haul of Shame post? No? Haha, well, that’s probably because it was back in November 2012!

I’ve been using Urban Decay All Nighter Monday through Friday for the last 5 months, and there’s still some product left. After using it so much, I now feel comfortable giving you my in-depth report.

You know what? I wanted to try Urban Decay All Nighter for a long time, but what stopped me before was the price, which I found to be high. Plus I had never used any setting spray before.

So, was it worth the money? Will I be repurchasing it? Or was it a let-down? You’ll soon find out!

Note: Since I purchased this in 2012, my bottle has different packaging than the new one out this year. With the new packaging, Urban Decay changed some of the ingredients to improve the product. (I’ve listed the ingredients for both in case you’ll find it helpful.)

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Garnier BB Cream Combination to Oily Skin Review, Swatches & Pictures

Garnier BB Cream Combination to Oily Skin Review, Swatches & PicturesThe Garnier BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin (Light/Medium) is a product that I’ve been wanting to try for a very long time because of all the hype.

You’ll remember that the original formulation fell flat on a lot of key points for many people who were hoping for the ‘miraculous’ skincare/makeup product that BB creams were supposed to be.

This new Combination to Oily Skin version stepped up to the plate, I heard, which is why I decided to try it.

I’ve been wearing it on a daily basis for about a month, and considering that I’ve also been wearing it during these really humid days where the temperature has felt like around 40+ degrees Celsius, I think it’s a great test!

So how did it hold up? Did it live up to all the hype? There’s only one way to find out!

P.S. Thank you, everyone, for voting for me in the Nicole by OPI Blogger Challenge! (I got 97 votes – WOW!) I had fun participating, and I really appreciated your support.

Edit: I just checked Nicole by OPI’s Facebook page, and apparently you can STILL VOTE for me until the end of today (July 19th). So, if you didn’t vote yet, please do so, and “Like” my snake nail art!

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MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Swatches, Review & Pictures

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick Swatches, Review & PicturesFirst of all, I’d like to wish my fellow Canadians a very HAPPY CANADA DAY! I hope that you’re spending time with your family and/or friends. Enjoy the long weekend!

Can’t say that I’m a Rihanna fan (even though I find a couple of her songs catchy), but when MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick was first released, I knew that I had to get it.

I’m experimenting more with lip colour, and red is a shade that really makes my complexion look awake and healthy.

You’ll remember that MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick reached Holy Grail status for me. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to find more reds to add to my collection.

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick from the RiRi Hearts MAC Collection is a winner! I’ve seen it on people of all different races, and it looks so flattering!

This is a beautiful, bright red lipstick that I love wearing so much! When it was released again recently along with shades Heaux and RiRi Boy, I decided to get a back-up because it’s so easy to burn through red lipstick.

Funny how I used to be a sheer-lipgloss lover. Now I’m obsessed with matte statement lipsticks!

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MAC Heroine Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC Heroine Lipstick Pictures Fashion Sets CollectionMAC Heroine Lipstick from the Fashion Sets Collection I did a Haul of Shame post about recently literally sold out in a few hours on the MAC website and very quickly at MAC stores and counters.

This is a shade that I’ve never worn before. As a new ‘lipstick convert’, I tend to wear more traditional shades like neutrals, but I have dabbled in (and loved) the super bright pinks and corals.

Although I’m very confident about wearing virtually any shade on my fingernails, when it comes to my lips, I was pretty self-conscious.

Wearing those louder shades on my lips made me curious about experimenting with other colours that I had previously ignored because I didn’t have the confidence to pull them off.

Purple is a shade I adore on others because it makes a big statement, and because, well, purple is one of my favourite colours.

(Green is my number-one favourite colour, hehe, if you couldn’t already tell from the many times I’ve gushed about green nail polish! But, I can’t say that I ever want to sport green lipstick unless it’s Hallowe’en. I’m not quite ready to go that far, even if I love goths who wear crazy lip shades!)

So you can imagine how nervous I was about MAC Heroine Lipstick. I’m happy to report that after this, I’m no longer too shy to sport purples. I really love how it’s an interesting and different shade – unexpected, actually! (At least it is on me.)

It makes a statement, but it’s not too crazy that it’s inappropriate for daytime wear. I just love it, and I think it suits my personality. Plus I seem to get lots of compliments when I wear it. That doesn’t hurt! ;)

I’m curious now to see how far I can stray from the ‘lipstick norm’.

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Haul of Shame: MAC Fashion Sets Collection Haul (Lipsticks & Lip Liner)

MAC Fashion Sets Haul, Photos & Pictures Heroine, Ablaze, Silly & Embrace Me Lipstick smallerI’m super excited to share this MAC Fashion Sets Collection Haul because I’m on such a bright-lipstick kick lately.

It’s probably because just swiping on some colour is enough to completely boost your spirits.

Lipstick is like nail polish with colour therapy, except you don’t have to wait for it to dry!

Although I’ve always been into lip gloss, I think the reason why I’m gravitating toward these bright lip colours is because they’re bolder, and they remind me of warm, sunny weather ahead.

So when the MAC Fashion Sets Collection came out, I was all over it!

Normally when a limited-edition MAC collection comes out, I prefer to place an online order to avoid the in-store madness that always ensues. But, this time I completely missed the early online release, so I tracked down 3 out of 4 of the MAC lipsticks in-store.

I was able to find MAC Silly Lipstick (light pink) and MAC Embrace Me Lipstick (bright pink) in-store, and then I got the very last tube of MAC Ablaze Lipstick (orange) from the MAC counter at The Bay.

The one I was most looking forward to, MAC Heroine Lipstick, seemed to be sold out everywhere, and I was pretty bummed.

Then a miraculous thing happened – the guy I’ve been dating more seriously for a couple of months managed to not only find Heroine, but he also bought me 2 tubes of it, plus the MAC Silly Lip Liner and a back-up of MAC Silly Lipstick! What an amazing surprise! :)

I thought it was pretty funny how so many women (like myself) were trying so hard to locate MAC Heroine Lipstick, and he told me that he literally just went to one store – there was no line-up, and (get this) they had 8 tubes of Heroine Lipstick left! *Gasp*

(I’m still getting a kick out of thinking about him walking into the store and saying, “I’m looking for heroine.” Hehe, ‘heroin’!)

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches, Review & Photos

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches, Review & PhotosBy now, I think pretty much all beauty lovers have heard of the Maybelline Vivids.

I purchased the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral quite some time ago and have been wearing it when I want lip colour to brighten up my complexion.

In the past, I’ve been really into lip glosses, but lately I’ve been trying out more lipsticks.

It’s fun how by just changing your lip colour, you can completely transform your look. And the right bold lipstick can make you feel like a million bucks.

Shocking Coral was the first of the Maybelline Vivids that I tried, and I’m digging this for spring!

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Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner Black Vinyl Swatches & Review

Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner Black Vinyl Swatches & ReviewOn a daily basis, I wear eye liner, but usually I use either a gel liner or a pencil eye liner.

But I’ve been curious about trying out a liquid eye liner because unlike gel liner, I don’t need to use a separate brush. And, unlike a pencil eye liner, liquid eye liner is supposed to be more long-lasting and smudge-proof.

The new Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner in Black Vinyl was the first liquid eye liner I’ve ever tried, and I was excited to put it to the test!

I was concerned about not being able to draw a straight line. Gel and pencil liners are more forgiving because you can go over the same area and fill in parts you missed. But, going into this, I thought that liquid liner was trickier. More on my surprising experience with that in this post!

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