Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MAKE-UP HAUL: Lisa's Cosmetics Sale!

I recently went to the Lisa Warehouse Sale and came out with a bunch of goodies! The warehouse sale contains a variety of cosmetic brands that are marked down to a significantly lower price than a retail store would offer. In fact, some items are marked as high as 70% off! 

Although you can buy various products (e.g. fragrances, socks, cleaning supplies) from the warehouse sale, I decided to focus exclusively on makeup (how predictable). Below is a haul of all of the makeup products that I purchased at the cosmetic sale. 

This is the first time I have seen Anna Sui makeup being sold at this event. The color is called Ombre A Paupieres and is a shimmery bronze color. It has a very silky texture and applies very nicely on the skin.

One of the my favorite things about this product is the packaging. Frankly I think the packaging alone sold me because it is so different and looks very pretty. It slightly reminds me of stained glass. Another bonus is that the eyeshadow comes with a mirror which makes it easier to apply eyeshadow when on the go or when quick touchups are needed.  This eyeshadow normally retails for $25.00 but being sold for $10.99 at the sale. (See swatch of Ombre A Paupieres on my hand below)

I then purchased some eyeshadows from Stila for $4.99 each. I decided to go with this rose gold color called Jezebel and this charcoal color called Ebony because I felt that they would be great to pair together to create a smokey eye. The color Jezebel is very  shimmery and is very silky and soft in texture. In contrast, the color ebony is very matte which makes it great for shading and will create the necessary contrast from the shimmer that is needed to create a sultry smokey eye. (See swatch of Ebony and Jezebel on my hand below)

Swatches of all three eyeshadows: 

I then picked up some nail products, which I have been looking forward to purchasing at this sale due to the good deals that I knew I would be able to get them for. From left to right: I purchased a nail clipper for $2.99, China glaze green shimmer nail polish for $4.00, China glaze blue nail polish for $4.00 and some nail art designs for $3.99. I am so happy I was able to pick up these items and I look forward to creating some fun nail designs for Christmas!

Overall, the Lisa Cosmetics Sale was worth going to in my opinion. The sale offers a variety of products that are appealing to both genders and has great deals that are significantly lower than items found in various retail stores. If you haven't been to the Lisa Cosmetics Sale before and you live in Toronto, you should definitely check it out.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Highlights of My Week #3

The biggest highlight of my week was that I just celebrated my birthday! At a grand young age of twenty-something..

From left to right:
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume/More Viktor & Rolf perfume exhibited (What can I say I'm a fan)/ New Hair Style: Ombre/Birthday cake of choice: Ice cream cake/
To end off the week I had a deathly dangerous but oh so good New York Styled cheesecake for dessert

If you are interested in my New ombre hair style, or want to read my review about Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb perfume you can check out my previous posts in my blog achieve...or you can read every post if you would prefer ;)

I hope you enjoyed the highlights of my week!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Viktor & Rolf: FLOWERBOMB

Have you ever wanted to smell romantic or seductive? Well that is precisely what Vicktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb perfume offers in a diamond shaped bottle.  

 As Victor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb has been one of the top selling perfumes in the wellness/beauty industry, I have been curious to find out what makes it so popular in comparison to other fragrances. I soon discovered its appeal after I purchased a bottle to try it out.

The scent is very sensual and sweet yet not too overbearing as to prevent you from wearing it on a daily basis. In fact, I find the scent to be quite delicate and demur as it is infused with floral notes: Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, Patchouli that leave me feeling feminine while wearing it. And in my opinion, when you smell good, you ‘feel good’ and this perfume is one of those scents that leave you feeling good.

 Another great thing about this perfume is that the scent lasts long. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than when you spray on a perfume and shortly afterwards the scent is gone. Poof. Kind of like magic but not really. This can be really frustrating since you want to smell good for the whole day and not have to worry about it fading quickly. Thankfully I don't have this issue when wearing this perfume.

As I continue to wear Flowerbomb, I have quickly come to enjoy this fragrance and look forward to trying more of their products in the near future, as I know that they have quite a wide selection of products that I am excited to try out.

Note: Although this fragrance can be quite costly, it comes in various bottles sizes as well as a roll on fragrance that you can consider if you are on a budget and want to try out this product.

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Monday, December 2, 2013


Every once in a while, I crave a new hairstyle. 

I consider hair to be one of those things that has a very transformative quality. For instance, changing your hair color from brown to blond can make you feel and act differently. Its as if you have created a new persona (think Lady Gaga).

As I love how hair has the ability to transform the way in which you look, I try every couple of months to change my hair do. The problem I have is deciding which look do I go with: A drastic hair cut, some braids, or a new hair colour? 

After thinking about it for a few days, I decided to do ombre to my hair, because I did it when I graduated and I really liked how it looked on me. Plus, I received a lot of positive feedback from friends and strangers which made me think that I couldn't go wrong doing ombre again. So, ombre it is!

Here are a few looks of my new ombre hairstyle: 

Although many people wear there their ombre hair wavy, I really like when my hair is straight with the ombre effect because I find that it gives me a more polished, finished look that I can wear everyday. 

If you are looking to create this look for yourself, you can buy hair dye from the drug store and color the ends yourself, or you can go to a  professioal salon to achieve this look. I chose to go to the salon since I felt more comfortable going there to get my hair done.

The name of the Salon is Amorphous Salon and is located in Toronto. 
If you have inquires about the salon or prices you can click the following link: www.Amorphoussalon.com 

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