Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Taking a break

Catch up with me on my personal blog: http://mmandthemr.blogspot.ca/

Monday, January 12, 2015

2014 Drugstore Beauty Awards

I'm Back!  I'm so sorry i have been MIA for months but i really do have a good reason :)  I'll spare you the details here but if you're interested click over onto my personal blog.

Now on to the awards.

Best Foundation goes to: Covergirl's Ready Set Gorgeous 
Hands down the best foundation of the year especially for oily girls like myself.  It's light, blends easily and lasts all day.

Best Concealer goes to: Maybelline's Fit Me
Hides & conceals those dark circles like a charm.  No need to break the bank when this little guys does it all at a fraction of the the price.

Best Blush goes to: Milani's baked blush in Luminoso
My go to blush of the year.  It's smooth, silky, blends like a dream and leaves my cheeks radiant all day long.

Best mascara goes to: Maybelline's Volum' Exp Colossal & Loreal's Voluminous Butterfly
The ultimate pair.  I use the Maybelline's Volum' Exp Colossal mascara as a base then go in with a layer of Loreal's Voluminous butterfy for added length and volume. Perfection!

Best Bronzer goes to: Covergirl's Clean Pressed Powder in Soft Honey
My best kept secret (trust me it's even better than Benefit's Hoola)

2014 was a great drugstore makeup year.  Did your favorites make my list?

Daily Randomness:
-had the best weekend ever.  Spent the entire weekend in my PJ's!!
-mmmm...hamburger!! I want a hamburger :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spotted: Flower beauty cosmetics

Yah! Flower beauty cosmetics is now available in Canada in stores and online!  Say what?  Since when?  It doesn't look like this appearance will be permanent as i did not see it inside the cosmetic department but only in the aisle.  Stock up ladies before they are gone! 

Daily Randomness:
-eating dinner alone bites!  The Mr had a business dinner tonight.  So lonely :(
-I am breaking out!  Eeek! Damn you Josie Maran! I'm done with oils! 
-the Mr and I joined the gym! Nothing motivates me more than having to wear a bathing suit in 4 weeks!! I need to run run run!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dear Mail Man

Dear Mail Man,

Please deliver my Makeup Geek package now!  I want to play today.


a uber exited, hate waiting for stuff gal

I have been wanting & waiting to place my Makeup Geek eyeshadow order for months now. Every time i tried to place an order, one the shades was conveniently out of stock ;(

So i waited and waited and finally placed my order last week!

Now, it's a different kind of waiting.  I am waiting for the package to arrive.  It's getting close.  It's in Canada, well it's been in Canada for 3 days now.  Not exactly sure where in Canada but I just want it. I want it now!!

Daily Randomness:
-i hate waking up alone.  The bed feels cold.  The house feels cold. And most importantly, there's no one to bring me breakfast in bed ;(.  The Mr had to go into work today.  BOooooo
-Halloween is in 2 week and i am officially freaking out. The Mr and I cannot decided what to dress up as.  Do you have any suggestions?  More cutesy, less gory options please!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Review: Real Techniques miracle complex sponge

I have been patiently waiting to try this little sucker.  For Canadians, Real Technique items are hard to come by.  Last weekend I was beyond thrilled to see this little guy at my local Winners for $6.99.  What a steal!  Sorry ladies, there was only 1 left or else I would have grabbed ya'll one :)

And ladies it's true!  Consider this as a "dupe" for the ever famous Beauty Blender.  I love the flat edge feature.  It allows me to blot on foundation easily and gives me more coverage faster.  My only caution; do not drench it in water.   I find the best way to work around this is to spritz it a couple times with water instead of running it under the tap like I usually do with my Beauty Blender.  When the miracle sponge is too damp I find it applies my foundation very patchy.  In terms of feel, the Beauty Blender does feel less poreous and more plush but ultimately they both do the same thing.  They apply foundation flawlessly.  Well done Real Techniques.  2 thumbs up!!

Daily Randomness:
-gobble gobble ... We have lots of turkey left!  The Mr and I are planning to make soup with the left overs! 
-OMG Modern Family is hilarious!
-nail polish blitz alert!  RCSS has a cart full .. All marked down (50%off) Happy shopping!

Canadian gals, you can purchase the beauty blender here for $9.99 !! You can now stop stalking the cosmetic aisle at winners :)

Photo credit: http://en.paperblog.com

Vampy lips for less

It's all about vampy lips this season.  Want it for less?  Check out my top 3 picks for under $10. (From lightest to darkest) 

If you are new to vampy lips or looking for something less intense this one is perfect for you.  It's quick, easy and fool proof!  Stick lipsticks can be applied in 1 minute flat!

If you are looking for a more purple toned vampy shade ... search no more!  This sucker is the perfect deep purpleish-red shade for winter.  It glides on so smooth and feels so luxurious.  I can't believe this Covergirl!  Mac watch out!  

Cabernet it is.  The ultimate vampy shade.  The colour is intense and amazing but does require a little more work.  Not loving the bullet.  It's hard to work with especially if you want precision.  I often need to use a lip brush to apply this colour especially around the cupid's bow. For the price I paid, it's well worth the extra 5 minutes!!

Daily randomness:
-Happy turkey weekend!  Live, laugh and eat lots!  I know I will.  We have 3 days of turkey this year!!

September Fav!

***drum rolls*** goes to NYX mega shine lip gloss in beige.  Don't let the colour name fool you.  This gloss is the most flattering high sheen neutral pink gloss.  The only thing my lips wanted last month.  Quick, easy, and just what my lips needed for that extra oomph. The perfect my lips but better gloss that takes 1 swipe and smells delicious too!  Bonus!!

Daily Randomness: 
-yesssss boot season is finally here!!  The temperature dropped again this weekend!  I finally got to wear my Steve Maddens!
-awwe nothing beats Sunday morning breakfast in bed!  Thanks Mr!  You really rock my world!
-caught my first salmon of the year! Holy crows! It was hard work to land that sucker!  I think I lost 10lbs yesterday!
-photo credit goes to: http://www.drugstore.com/nyx-mega-shine-lip-gloss-beige-pink/qxp466022