Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Free US shipping (they still don’t ship to Canada, dammit!) at Stilla. Generally, I don’t post free shipping (because it’s so easy to get), but this one has NO MINIMUM, and no required purchase!

EM blush/contour

The answer is yes. Yes, I am the queen of contouring. Why is this, you ask? Below is my face with under eye concealer and Everyday Minerals blush in “Swimming Pool”.Swimming Pool is more of a red-based contour than a true blush, in my opinion. It’s really just great; buildable but still fairly pigmented, and matte (a requirement in my books. I can’t stand shimmer). But the real seller? Look at those cheekbones!! :P Not to mention, it can be blended on super-lightly to act as a “true” blush, if you so wish. It’s like a dual-purpose one (I would assume the intent is similar to Benefit’s Dallas? Blush/bronzer mix.) so you can contour and give colour to your face all at once!

I mean, if you see me in real life, I do have a pretty good bone structure. But nothing this fantastic.

Lesson of the day? Throw in a small order of Swimming Pool the next time you’re doing an EM haul!!

Banned GHD ad

Monday, March 17, 2008

This GHD ad has been banned – because it is “causing religious offence”.

Honest truth? I kinda like it. I like how there are beautiful women of different nationalities, and different languages – not to mention, everything about the ad is gorgeous.

Thoughts, anyone?

Cheap Tidbits

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Well.ca is like an online drugstore – that only charges $3 for shipping within Canada! (For all those American readers: just so you know, this is like gold for us. We get charged obscene amounts by most companies for shipping.)

StyleNotes and Retail Me Not both have online purchase code listings – with ratings, so you can tell if they’re expired! (I prefer Retail Me Not – it’s fantastic, and there are a ton of listings – but StyleNotes is pretty good too)

Freebies Canada is a good resource for surefire Canadaian freebies; RedFlagDeals and Smart Canucks are both forums for Canadian freebies (with more listings than Freebies Canada, but they aren’t always as reliable)

Lastly, Sale Event appears to be the up-and-coming, but they don’t sell much yet. I’ll check on them in a few months, if I remember, and get back to you guys.

EM concealer

Friday, March 14, 2008

I did my right eye (left in the photo), and left the other naked (erk!) so you can see how great the Everyday Minerals concealer is! I got the Intensive Light sample, and used a thin layer of one of the foundations to bring it back to my skin tone (exactly). It’s pure love!

There’s a bit of a shadow due to the light, though – sorry! I tried to get another one but this was the best of the bunch. I will definitely purchase a full-sized concealer when my sample runs out – at the great price and with the great quality, it’s a HG buy :) Easy on the eyes, easy on the wallet!

EM tease

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My Everyday Minerals samples came in today – talk about exciting! I’m thrilled to see what all the hubbub is about!
They came in a small package, stacked and wrapped in tissue. They were a little bit dusty, as two of the samples weren’t properly shut, but nothing much. I love the adorable containers – they hold a lot for a free sample! Slightly smaller than the Body Shop sample containers, there’s a piece of tape to keep the powder from coming out of the holes – a nice touch, I thought. Because of this, they weren’t a mess, and didn’t feel like cheap-o samples (but rather just little foundations and such)The sample kit contains one blush, three foundations, and a concealer. I’ll post photos of them on tomorrow, but for now you can just see the bottoms – I love how they’re labelled, it’ll make re-ordering so much easier!

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