Thursday, February 20, 2014

Products worth the hype: Sigma F80

Two words - Hell yes!!  The Sigma F80 flat top kabuki brush is worth the hype.  It is amazing.  It blends like a dream.  My foundation looks amazing ... flawless ... just freaken awesome! The brush retails for $21 USD and is worth every penny.  Right now Sigma is running a $5 off promotion.  See coupon code below if you are interested.  Hurry promo ends Feb 21st!

Daily randomness:
-not looking forward to the rain showers this afternoon.  This will make for a long commute home.
-yah! rrrroll up the rim to win is back at Timmy's
-is it Friday yet?
-i heart this photo!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What happened: Revlon colorstay 330 Natural Tan

3 months ago i ran out of my fav foundation.  I searched high and low for my shade; 330 Natural tan with no luck.  I even emailed Revlon Canada and Facebooked them to inquire about my missing shade and still got no where.  This weekend while the Mr & I were touring wine country we decided to hop over the border. Our first stop was Target.  No luck!  The shelves were bare.  Our second stop was Wal-mart.  Still no luck but i did however manage to find shade 340.  Close but still no luck with shade 330. Our last stop was simply by chance.  As we were heading home i saw a bright red K illuminating from the corner of my left eye. This is where the last 2 bottles of shade 330 natural tan were purchased.  Yeh!!

My Yeh story ended yesterday night when i discovered the two bottles i picked up are not the same shade as my loved 330 at home.  See for yourself!  The top swatch is from the new bottle and the bottom swatch is from my loved bottle.  The new bottle has a red undertone while my loved bottle has more of a yellow undertone. 

top: new bottle        bottom: old bottle

left: new bottle                    right: old bottle

What happened Revlon?  Why? Why? Why? Why did you do this?  Has this happened to anyone else??  

Daily Randomness:
-it sure feels like spring today!  The sun is out  and the snow is melting fast!  Hip hip hooray winter is really over!
-rocking my new Fergie boots today!  I got these over the weekend at the Bay .. what a steal!  If you are looking for some new kicks definitely check out the Bay. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What's New: Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

My hair has been a totally mess this winter.  My scalp has been dry, my roots have been greasy and my ends have been dry & frizzy!  I've been on a hunt.  A hunt to find a shampoo/ conditioner that will help normalize my hair without breaking my scalp out.  Yes, you read that right.  Oddly, this season my scalp has been very sensitive and has not been very happy with me.

After reading numerous reviews, this weekend i decided to pick up the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner for dull, dry hair.  Good job Dove!  My hair absolutely loves this stuff!  I have been using the shampoo & conditioner in conjunction with the Healthy Sexy Hair leave in conditioner and have no complaints.  2 thumbs up!!

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner can be purchased at Wal-Mart for under $7 each in Canada.  I picked mine up across the border for $4.97 each.

Daily Randomness:
-thin walls at work make for really interesting days lol
-saw Endless Love this weekend with the Mr and absolutely loved it!  I am sucker for cheesy romance movies.
-ahh i totally stocked up on my fav foundation this weekend (Revlon Colourstay in 330).  I can't seem to find this shade in Canada anymore.  My little cross border trip was well worth the drive!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Beauty favs: Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing sheets

Being the grease ball that i am ... this is one product i cannot live without. It removes the excess shine from my face and make me look fabulous all day long! I came across this fabulous deal and had to share.  Time to stock up!!

Daily Randomness:

-RRRrrroar ..... just one of those days today. You know what i mean?
-I just discovered audio books and love them!  They are my cure to insomnia!
-I really wish i downloaded the Flappy Bird app :(

Monday, February 10, 2014

Products that suck: Glam Glow

Oh I'm so pissed.  The product that I was most excited to try has failed me.  Not only has it failed me but is going to leave me with scars.  This weekend I picked up the most talked about mud mask - Glam Glow. 2 words - suck it!

I applied a thin layer of the super mud clearing treatment on my face for 15 minutes.  After washing the mask off, my face felt very tight and dry.  This morning I wake up to pimples on my chin and all along my jaw line.  The pimples vary in size and hurt.  Omg! This is by far the worst thing I have ever put on my face.  Stay away from this product.  It is horrible.  Horrible. 

Daily randomness:
- I am beginning to question the creditablity of a few Youtube gurus
- I feel like burying my face in a pillow for a week 
- omg my face hurts

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Review: Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream

I have spotted my first wrinkle :(  
I have been so concerned with getting my acne under control I overlooked the other joy of getting older ... Wrinkles!!  

A few of my fav youtube beauty gurus absolutely rave about the Bobbi Brown Hydrating eye cream.  While I was at Sephora picking up my Naked 3 palette I decided to toss one of these in my basket.  I was hoping, by hydrating my under eye  it would help diminish the look of that one fine line.  $56 dollars later ... That fine line is still starring back at me! There's nothing to rave about here.  The cream is light , easy to apply but often made my eyes water.  I applied this cream in the morning and at night as directed with no results.  This cream will be going back to Sephora.  Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.  I am on a mission to diminish that fine line!

 Daily randomness:
-got nothing today :)

Guess who went shopping?

Check back for full reviews!! I'm most excited to try Glam Glow!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beauty Favs: Batiste dry shampoo Dark

I've tried my fair share of dry shampoos and trust me when I say ... this is the best dry shampoo ever!! Most dry shampoos leave a white residue in my hair thus defeating the purpose.  This little guy goes on dark, absorbs oil and allows me to wear 2nd / 3rd day hair!  I love it!!  

Daily randomness:
-it's 10:30am and I don't feel like getting out of bed!
-excited to try a new foundation from the Artistry make up line today
-holy Cheetos I have zits!  Wtf!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Currently testing: Mac Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone

I'm currently testing Mac's Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone.  

The claims:
A light, oil-free emulsion that helps cloak visible pores while controlling oil and shine. Applies "wet" for a gentle micro-exfoliation: dries instantly to create an invisible, long-lasting natural matte finish. Ideal for the T-zone.
$25 for 15 ml / 0.5 US fl oz.

Check back in a couple days for my full review.

Daily Randomness:
-I'm really loving the Blogger app.  It really makes blogging so much easier! I can blog literally anywhere!! 

Review: Tarte Amazonian 12 hour full coverage foundation with spf 15

ahhhh!!! I'm a grease ball!! My oily complexion has been my long time Nemesis. After watching Casey Holmes and That's Heart a couple of my favorite youtube beauty guru's rave about this foundation i headed over to Sephora and decided to put it to the test myself. Unfortunately, i have nothing to rave about.  This foundation is probably one of the worst foundations I have ever tried.  I know it sounds a little harsh but this bugger left me looking slick & with pimples.  See for yourself.

The photo on the top right hand corner was taken right before lunch (3 hour wear time).  By the time I got home after my 9-5 gig the foundation started to seperate and look blotchy.  I applied this foundation with and without a primer and also set it with a setting spray.  I had high hopes for this one but sad to report this one goes in the forget it pile!  

Daily randomness:
- I am so thankful for such a wonderful neighbor.  He shoveled my driveway again!!
- secretly hoping tomorrow is another snow day!
- new invite has been added to my Etsy store