Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Glossy Box Canada Price Increase

So, as most Glossy fans know, the price of a glossybox has went up a fair chunk, as we were notified yesterday.
The regular price of the Glossybox was $15. This was a fairly easy amount of money to part with. Afterall, you got a mini gift in the mail every month, with stuff you either liked, loved, or could do without!
Now, Glossy has jacked the price to $21 a month. While this still isn't really a LARGE amount of money to spend, it sure is a price hike. I sincerely hope that they'll send higher end products, or bigger products or something. The people that already subscribed get 1 extra month at the 15$ rate. I will see it through for a box or two, and if I'm not satisfied.... I think I'll be saying goodbye to Glossybox! :( :(
With $21 dollars a month, I can go to the store and pick out a highend product that I know I'll love, so I'm just not sure!!!!
What do you think, Glossies?!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

All things LUSH!

  1. 1. How did you find/get introduced to Lush products? How long ago was that? What was the first product you ever used?
  2. I had used LUSH a few years back, and then stopped. I've recently got back into it. I think I tried a face wash, and a shampoo bar.  

  3. 2. Top 3 favorite bath products? (Bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts)
  4. Love the buffy bar. Haven't tried bombs, bars or melts much yet.

  5. 3. What’s one product that you REALLY want to try but just haven’t gotten around to yet?
  6. Rub, rub, rub or Fair Trade Foot Cream

  7. 4. Do you use Lush skincare? What are your favorite products for your skin, and why do you love them so much?
Have some on order. I am going to try a couple different face washes, to see which I like best. Won't be using there face moisturizers though.

  1. 5. Aren’t the massage bars AMAZING?! Which is your favorite?
  2. Mmm! I've used one before and loved it. Currently only have Shimmy, Shimmy and haven't been disappointed.

  3. 6. Do you have a discontinued or Retro product that you miss more than anything?! (Not holiday!)
  4. No.

  6. 7. If you could give your best friend(s) just one Lush product, which would you pick for them?
  7. Buffy bar, or Swoosh, cause its fun!

  8. 8. Lush blogs do you check frequently? Do other Lush blogger’s opinions on products effect your decision making when choosing what you get for yourself?
  9. I dont follow any currently as I've just got back into the LUSH fad. But I have read a ton of reviews!

  10. 9. Where/how do you store your Lush “stash”?
  11. I have most in my bedroom, some in the bathroom and will put some in my purse. LOVE lush!

  12. 10. What haircare products do you love? Do you use Lush haircare in your daily routine?
  13. Currently dont use anything LUSH for hair care.

  14. 11. If you’ve had a terrible day, what Lush product do you use for a pick-me-up?
  15. Buffy, Swoosh!, Lip scrub.
  16. 12. What issue of the Lush Times has been your favorite so far? Do you keep all of your old issues?
  17. none...

  18. 13. Do you use hair masks, foot treatment products or face masks regularly? What’s your ultimate at-home Lush spa night?
  19. LOVE mask of magnaminty so so so much!!!!!!! I have a foot mask on order, so we'll see!

  20. 14. Do you use the designated Lush tins to store any of your products? (Massage bars, solid shampoos, body butters, etc.)
  21. The buffy I have a tin for. That's all.

  22. 15. What’s your must-have-on-hand-at-all-times product that you might die without? (Okay, dramatic, but not really for Lushies ;D)
  23. I dont think I'll be going with out mask of magnaminty any time soon. Same with buffy and swoosh!
  24. Whats your favorite LUSH product!!!???
  25. xoxo
  26. Laura 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June Glossybox Canada

Ok, so here is the description card write-up. I haven't used anything yet, but will keep you posted what I think.

Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser : Have skin that can't make up its mind? Achieve the clean you want, without disturbing natural moisture your skin needs - more balanced skin in just 2 weeks! FULL SIZE!! 200ml/$9.99

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 : Ultra-light and fast-absorbing, and voted #1 best-feeling sunscreen by Canadian Dermatologists. Contains HELIOPLEX which provides photostable UVA/UBV protection. 88ml/$15.99

Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz : Free your hair with irresistible chunky texture achieving that matte, carefree beachy hair look. Available exclusively in salons! FULL SIZE!! 150ml/$16.99

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex : Advanced micro-fillers instantly smooth the look of fine lines. The anti-aging formula, with a BioPeptide and B3 complex hydrates and improves the appearance of deep lines in just 14 days. 50ml/$30.99

Cover Girl Flipstick - Blendable Lip Duo : NEW! This double ended lipcolor stick has a side for shimmer and a side for color. Blend shades together to create endless lip looks! FULL SIZE!! 3.8gr/$12.50 (Shade : Whisper)

Gillette Venus Embrace Razor : Get ready for the shave fit for a goddess. Our first women's razor created with 5 blades hugs every curve to get virtually every hair, even bikini hair. An ultra-close shave and incredible Venus smoothness. FULL SIZE!! 1 KIT/$13.43

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips : Pore Strips are the deepest way to clean your pores. In just one use, you remove a weeks worth of built up dirt - and it only takes 10 minutes (isn't that great?!).

Will update as I try the products. I did actually go out and buy the Cover Girl stick in Whisper last week and have been using it...I do like it so now I've got a back up. Awesome!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Upcoming Empties Post

Hi Guys, I'm looking to do an upcoming post on my empties! I've been hoarding my empty containers, so I have a few things to show you, which my husband thinks is "so weird". Haha!
Just wondering, what do you care to see? Do you care about the nail polish remover I use, and have emptied? Or are you more into the things that are makeup/hair related?
Let me know, so I am gearing this towards YOU GUYS! :)

Laura xoxo

Friday, June 1, 2012

My May Glossybox

Curel foot cream : significantly improve the look and feel of even the driest heels and feet with Curel Foot Therapy Cream- hydrates and softens dry, cracked feet in just two nights. NEW! 100 ml/$3.99
EDIT: Tried it for two nights. While I dont notice anything ground breaking, my feet are soft and not dry (though my feet aren't usually cracked to begin with.) Not sure if I'd repurchase, as I don't know that it does anything that my good old basic lotion can't do. I've seen a lot of posts about people saying this smells really good. Not sure if I'm missing something, but to me this just smells like lotion. 

Simple Eye makeup remover : Simple Eye Make-up Remover effectively removes even waterproof mascara. Dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested, safe for sensitive eyes, contact lens users, hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic.
EDIT: I did not like this. I used way more then I should've had to, and STILL had makeup all around my eyes. Even my husband mentioned that I had makeup flecks all over my face. WILL NOT repurchase.

Simple Facial Wash Gel : Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel leaves your skin thoroughly cleansed and revived, is a perfect blend of our purest skin-loving ingredients.
EDIT: This is simply okay. It's neither great, nor something I hate. I'll probably use it up but wont repurchase as I like the stuff I use which is the St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub (Blemish & Blackhead Clearing) which I pay around 4 dollars for, and lasts me quite a while.

Pandora's MakeUp Box Lip Gloss OR Lipstick : Pandora's Lip Glosses and Lipsticks are exceptionally formulated to apply with a creamy non-sticky, hint of spearmint scent or vanilla. FULL SIZE! (I got creamy coral)
EDIT: Tried this a few times, and LOVE it! The color is a really different colors, that I'm not sure if I'd find in any other brand. Sort of gold undertones or something...very different. I'm happy with it!

Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo : pump up the volume with Volupt Shampoo from Sebastian Professional. We wanted to give you this full size because you deserve it 250 ml of Volupt suds all for you. FULL SIZE!
EDIT: I haven't tried this yet, but my husband has and he likes it. I suppose he's got less hair, and could prob use cheap stuff and love it, so he's not the best person to test it. I will try this soon, and post my opinion though. I really like the smell of it.

I only got it today but will be sure to post more info on what I think soon!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters!!!

Doing a little Review on the Revlon Lip Butters! I have 8. I apologize the pics aren't great but I am just starting out, and working at it! :) So, I hate lipstick. I don't wear it because I don't like how it looks as it fades. Decided to try these out and I'm pretty happy with them.

Lets get to it!
This is called 065 Creamsicle. It's probably one that I'm closest to emptying, cause I have been really into the nude colors and this is a great fun peachy nude color.

This is 095 Creme Brulee! A nice warm nude with more brown to it. Not one of my favorites today, but I've used a lot of it, so it must've been up there at one point. Haha!

055 Cupcake! This is one of my faves! A super pretty baby pink, not much shimmer, and a perfect summery shade. I'm sure I'll get a lot of wear out of this one!

050 Berry Smoothie! This shade is actually one I would've NEVER picked for myself but I do love it. I chose this one because of the gazillions of reviews I've read about it.  Its got some shimmer to it and is a fairly neutral shade in my opinion.

060 Gumdrop! Sometimes I want something different on my lips! Well, this is usually what I choose. It reminds me of Easter. A very light pastel-y purple that I just can't get enough of. Again, something I wouldn't usually buy, but did.

025 Peach Parfait. Another fairly neutral color in my collection. It doesn't really feel peachy to me, so I maybe wouldn't have called it peach parfait. I like the color nonetheless, and am sure I'll get lots of wear out of it. It's got some shimmer as well.
Ps: I got this in the 2 day sale Shoppers Drug Mart had going for 4.99!!! (Canadian prices)... I also picked up Tutti Frutti and Sweet below!

015 Tutti Frutti. This is a very orange color. Initially, I put it on, and thought...absolutely not. I gave it a change and wore it to work and both girls said it did look really good on me.... I'll give it another chance. I'm telling you, in the tube, it is BRIGHT orange! We'll see.

And finally, my new fave!!! 090 Sweet Tart. A bright beautiful, girly pink.. I did this one last, so I could keep it on to wear throughout my day. It's beautiful. The color in the tube looks very bright and is deceiving. I wish this picture did it justice.

Sooo.. now that I've shown you my 8 Revlon lip butters, I have 2 favors to ask.
1) What do you think of Revlon Lip Butters? Which do you own, and which are your favs?
2) Which of these 8 do you think looks the best on me, bearing in mind the lighting and stuff, isn't awesome!

Thanks, and hope you'll let me know what you think.... :)

Laura xoxo

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Favorite "base/highlight" palette!

Hi Guys!
Just gonna do a quick post on my FAVORITE palette to use as base shades and/or highlight shades.
It is the Smashbox Be Discovered Palette. I actually said I liked this a while back, but only got it within the past month!

It has some pretty neutral shades and I'd definitely say this isn't the palette for you if you want a really dramatic look.

Here is a quick look at the colors!

Bliss (Matte Beige), Rosewater (Pink Sheen) Opal (Opalescent Sheen), Mist (Shimmering Silver Mauve), Adobe (Matt Warm Light Brown), Champagne (Shimmering Beige Peach), Pebble (Matte Neutral Brown), Lilac (Soft Lilac Sheen)

I cannot say it is super dark colors or anything, but for a very neutral look or as base tones, it is perfect.

Purchased at :Shoppers Drug Mart
Cost: $52.00
Rating: 4/5

Monday, May 14, 2012

Still alive, I promise!

Hi everyone,
So I haven't posted for a few days. Just wanted ya'll to know I'm still alive. I work night shifts (every so often) from 11-7 and so my days are sort of a write off.
I'm finished them after about 6 hours, and I'll hopefully get some stuff posted tomorrow or Wednesday! Sorry, and look forward to blogging again, after some much needed sleep! ;)
Laura XOXO

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New hair

I got my hair done yesterday. I love it. Purple with blonde. What do you think?

Nails and my makeup desk

Zoya nail polish. Love it.
In the shade Faye.

This is also my makeup desk I love this room. I also have my craft stuff in here. It's a real me-room!
What do you think I could improve or do differently?

Make up of the day! Woohoo

I hate to say this, but I dont remember what I had going this day. I had just got my hair done and liked these pics so I thought I'd share. I hope you still enjoy.
I know I used the black shades of the Naked palette, and my usual face routine.
Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake
Essence Stay With Me lip gloss!

Today's look

So today, I worked again.

Face :
Urban Decay Primer
Hard Candy Glam-o-flauge concealer in light
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation in True Ivory
Maybelline Super Stay Makeup in Porcelain Ivory
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Covergirl Loose powder

Urban Decay Potion Primer in Sin
Loreal Infallible Eye shadows in:
027 Goldmine
021 Sahara Treasure
012 Endless Chocolat
Black Essence Gel liner
Black Lancome Doll Lashes
Shaded in my brows with Quo eye shadow powder

Cheeks :
Fox in a Box
Hard Candy Baked blush in 125 : Living Doll

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nail of the day and face

Hard Candy Face Primer
Hard Candy Glam-o-flauge Concealer in light
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in True Ivory
Maybelline Super Stay Make up in Porcelaine Ivory
Benefit Erase Paste in shade 2
Cover girl loose powder

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Smashbox Be Discovered Palette : used Opal and Mist
Urban Decay Black Palette : used Libertine
Black Essence Gel Liner
Lancome Doll Lashes in Black
Shaded in my brows with Quo eye brow powder

Hard Candy Fox in a Box in Hot Flash
Hard Candy Baked Blush in Living Doll
Benefit Pearl Meets Girl

Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle
Rimmel Vinyl Max in Goddess

Hope you all enjoy this look.
I did have to work today and so I was up at 5:30... unfortunately it's the best you're getting at this hour! Hah!
I also had my brows done yesterday, and they seem to be staying pretty red, so that might be noticeable.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Edit: Nails
Maybelline Express Finish in color 651 - Pink Burst

Thanks Mari, for pointing out that I'd missed this!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


My very first face of the day post.

In this I used the following:

Hard Candy face primer
Hard Candy Glam-o-flauge concealer in light
Rimmel lasting finish 25 hour foundation in true ivory
Maybelline Super Stay make up in porcelain ivory
Cover girl loose powder

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Mac metal-x cream shadow in Venetian tarnish
Mac shadow in cranberry
Urban Decay shadow in Black Dog on my crease
Black Essence gel liner
Black Benefit They're Real mascara
Shaded in my brows with Quo eye brow powder

Hard Candy baked blush in 125: Living Doll

Essence lipstick in 40: Look at Me
LancĂ´me Juicy Tubes gloss

This is my first attempt at this so hope you all like.
For my hair, I had braided the night before.

This could be difficult!

So, we officially are working computer-less... My main computer wont turn on anymore...and when it does it isn't for long. The laptop we were boring is OLD....Painfully so. It is called the IBUDDIE, if that puts anything into perspective for you.
We noticed it heated up all the time, so we tipped it on its side to avoid burning or melting anything... well it slipped and fell (a few inches) ...and now wont turn on either. AWESOME!
Anyways, I'll try to keep up with this if I can, but with NO computer, let alone one I can record and put pics on, it might be hard. I'll keep ya posted!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Burts Bees

A very quick review on a new product I'm trying. It was recommended to me by a friend, who claims to have a VERY tough time finding good lip gloss. I used to use the Polysporin lip chap, and am finding it less and less appealing as I use it. So, got the hubby to pick me up a

Medicated Lip Balm with Eucalyptus Oil!

I have used Burts Bees before, I seem to favor minty lip balms, and I'd tried the honey one, unsuccessfully! This is definitely a keeper in my collection. Very moisturizing. Sort of smells like cough candies to me! I even had my hubby use it in place of his usual Roc lip chap, and he didn't mind it! (which is sayin' something!!!)

For 4 dollars, I highly recommend it, if you're looking for a good chapstick, with a minty cool feeling!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More Makeup!

blush or bronzer?Can I pick both? Hahah.. blush if I had to choose one
lip gloss or lipstick?Gloss
eye liner or mascara?Mascara
foundation or concealer?Foundation
neutral or color eye shadow?I LOVE color, but usually stick with neutral
pressed or loose eye shadows?Powder
brushes or sponges?Brushes
OPI or china glaze?China glaze
Long or short?In the middle
Acrylic or natural?Natural
Brights or darks? Depends... always darks in winter/fall, brights in summer/spring
Flower or no flower? no flower
perfume or body splash?Perfume
lotion or body butter? I use both!
body wash or soap?Body wash for sure!
lush or other bath company?Other.
jeans or sweat pants?Jeans
long sleeve of short?Short sleeves, I like wearing sweaters over top if I get a chill.
dresses or skirts? dresses
stripes or plaid? plaid, though I have more stripes
flip flops or sandals?FLIP FLOPS!!!
scarves or hats? scarves
studs or dangly earrings? i wear both. i love feather earrings though.
necklaces or bracelets?Necklaces
heels or flats? Love me some flats, soo comfy
cowboy boots or riding boots?cowboy boots
jacket or hoodie? jacket
forever 21 or charlotte russe? Forever 21
abercombie or Hollister?Neither
saks 5th or nordstrom?Neither
curly or straight? straight
bun or ponytail? messy bun
bobby pins or butterfly clips?bobby pins
hair spray or gel? hair spray
long or short ?long
light or dark?dark
side sweep bangs or full bangs?full bangs
Rain or shine?Shine!!
Summer or winter?Summer... i hate winter!!!!!
Fall or spring? I enjoy both
Chocolate or vanilla? White chocolate ;)... i like vanilla too, but i dont really eat sweets, so chocolate isn't much snack of choice unless its white.



What foundation do you use? I'm really liking the Maybelline 24 hour, but I also have Rimmel which I like. Benefit's You Rebel Lite is not heavy enough for me, in my opinion. I'll give it another go in the summer.
How about concealer? Hard Candy Glamoflauge and Benefit Erase Paste
Do you know your undertone color?Pink
What do you think of fake eyelashes? Never have used them.
Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yes, though I'm not sure I do...
What brand of mascara do you use? Benefit They're Real is my fav.
Sephora or MAC? Depends, sometimes I have a good shopping trip at Mac and find nothing at Sephora, or vice cersa.
Do you have a MAC Pro-card? No
What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Makeup brushes, sponge fingers.
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Yes, Urban Decay eye primers, Mac Paint pot in bare study, or NYX Milk jumbo eye pencil.
For the face? Absolutely
What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? Oooh, well since I just got the Naked pallete, I'll say nudes. I love all UD shades though, and I'm a big fan of Stila Palletes too!
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Gel, liquid, or pencil... I change it up.
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner? Occasionally I guess.
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? They're good if you find the right color. I dont have many right now.
Do you use mineral makeup? No.
What is your favorite lipstick? Revlon Lip Butter I'd say. ... not sure what shade.
How about lipgloss? Tough one... I probably couldn't just pick one. Though, I love 'Sexy Mother Pucker.'
What is your favorite blush to use? Right now, ELF (I have 2...ones a fushcia, others hot pink...forget the names)
Do you buy your makeup on ebay? No
Do you like drugstore makeup? For sure!!
Do you go to CCOs (Cosmetic Company Outlets)? I dont know what that is.
Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? Yes it would be fun
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? Not really. I
Name a makeup crime that you hate? Dark lipliner and light lipstick...! Or to dark of a color on your eyes (like as a the browbone...)
Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? love both
Which celebrity(ties) always has great make up? I guess the only one I can think of is Kat Von D... but i've never tried her stuff.
If you had to leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use? Foundation
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Yes but I would rather not
Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Eh I like myself with makeup lol
In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?I'd say my fav is Urban Decay, Stila, and probably Wet & Wild for drug store brand....
What do you think of Makeup?I absolutely LOVE it!! I'm slightly obsessed.. it not only makes me look good, I feel good wearing it. It's become a hobby I really enjoy and something that truly makes me happy. I've also become a bit addicted at reading blogs and watching Youtube...but I find it to be enjoyable!

Hope you enjoy.