My first quad review!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Direct sunlight

Maquiriche quad – contains:

  • Crème Lustré (ivory)
  • Angora (purple)
  • Plunge (blue)
  • Sunberry (red)
Incandescent light

Low payoff when dry; glitter “moved” no matter what. The blue shade is gorgeous, when wet, and the ivory is a beautiful hilighter when dry, but the red and purple didn’t really move me.

Overall? Kinda “meh”. Gorgeous colours but not for me.
Dry. Indirect light. (sorry it was so blurry, my camera wouldn’t focus!)

Wet, indirect light. Much better!

Wet, direct sunlight. Gorgeous, no?


Saturday, November 29, 2008


Men in makeup. Menup? Makemen. Mup. I’ll stop.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Me and ^? So not happening. Sorry, dude.

Personally, I’m not into it – maybe if he was rockin’ the whole guyliner thing, but when your man is wearing more MU than you are… there is reason for concern, is there not?

Which is not to say that I like my guys to be all butch and manly – hair gel is a godsend, and a boy with skincare routine gets bonus points in my books! But I’m drawing the line at liner, maybe a bit of concealer for acne (NOT undereye circles!) – call me sexist or whatnot, but any more and I’m hitting the hills.

Side story: There’s an SA at our Sephora that a friend and I have nicknamed DiorBoy. Asian, gorgeously high cheekbones… wears so much makeup babies may cry. It’s all applied fabulously and meticulously, though – not a pore in sight, though that thick but creaseless layer of foundation. He even does blush – always peach! The reason for the nickname? He’s their Dior boy. If you ask him for help with a product, he will recommend Dior, and nothing else. His station is littered with it – I think he used to work at the Dior counter in the Bay before Sephora nabbed him (they used to have a very made-up Asian boy right up until Sephora hit the city. Logic says it’s the same one.) (Either that or he’s the creepiest fanboy ever)

DiorBoy is very bad for my friend’s wallet. Not mine, because I have self-restraint, but he once talked her into a $40 blusher when she was in for mascara. Loves him to bits!

So? What are your thoughts on men who wear makeup?

(Alternate question: your favourite celeb eye candy + a full face of makeup, including blush and lipstick. Still love ’em?*)

*Jensen Ackles, I would have your babies even if you wore lipgloss**.

**Even if it was blue***.

***à la Joey in Friends.

Ideas for a great Stila order

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stila’s got a few great deals this holiday season! They’re offering a free Spiced Rum lip glaze with a purchase of $30 or more with the code GLAZE4U.

To get to $30? Here are the great deals, from the cheapest to the most expensive! (You’re welcome!)

Now go finish your Christmas shopping!

Take a Hint!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MAC Tendertone. Shade? See: title.

[I’m not sure why this collection raised the fuss that it did – I received this in swap and let me tell ‘ya, it wasn’t for me! So here’s a review, but I’m sick, so it’s kinda pathetic.]Cons: too sticky, with a bubblegummy scent that drives me crazy. Not very pigmented.

Pros: Great shine, and it doesn’t dry out my lips. Plus, this isn’t something that wears off in fifteen minutes – that’s always the drawback, though – if it has good stay, it’s always sticky! Compared to a lot of glosses, though, the stickiness isn’t bad. Gorgeous packaging, of course. I believe this is the same type of pot as the Paint Pots are stored in, and it feels incredibly luxe! Weighted, and high-quality, this is something you could drop on the floor a few times without damaging it. (The floor may not fare so well, though!)

Not so great if: you’re like me, a makeup-minimalist. If lip balm, a touch of concealer, eyeliner, and blush is your go-to look, this will drive you crazy!

Great if: you love sweet things – I betcha this did really well with the U20 age group, excluding me. Also great if you want some shine with staying power, and don’t mind the sticky!

Comment or send me MUAmail if you want this! I’ve been trying to get rid of it so someone else can love it, but it’s going to cost like $15 to ship and no one’s really up for that x.x (One girl actually accused me of lying. Quite literally, in a “either you’re an idiot and your p.o. is ripping you off or you’re lying in your product description” way. Bitch. We don’t all have the luxury of cheap shipping! /end rant)

Off to go get better! (Jk, I’m off to school, because I’m a masochist at the bottom of it all)

Chain mail: You may live in Canada

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Filched from a chain letter going around. I’ve gotten this in the past but want to share it with you guys, too!!

Here we go!

A Little Canadian Humour:
Forget Rednecks, here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Canucks.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you may live in Canada .

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there, you may live in Canada . Yes!! This happens!

If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Canada .

If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialled a wrong number, you may live in Canada .

If ‘Vacation’ means going anywhere south of Detroit for the weekend, you may live in Canada . heh. Vacation also means going to Banff or Jasper… to be even MORE cold :P

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Canada . I thought everyone did this!!

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Canada. Yes, and I also know people who have been hit BY deers. Long story.

If you have switched from ‘heat’ to ‘A/C’ in the same day and back again, you may live in Canada .

If you can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you may live in Canada. No, but mum can! It’s fabulous.

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Canada .

If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Canada . I know how to use them, too!

If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you may live in Canada . I used to have two different costumes – one for school, and one to fit over my winter clothes ^^

If the speed limit on the highway is 80 km — you’re going 90 and everybody is passing you, you may live in Canada . THE SPEED LIMIT IS 80KM!?

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you may live in Canada .

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you may live in Canada .

If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you may live in Canada .

If you find 2 degrees ‘a little chilly’, you may live in Canada . It was lovely today… four degrees! Soooo nice. I could have walked forever.

Hope you enjoyed!! The purple? My comments, of course :P

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