Tuesday, 27 January 2015

IMATS TORONTO 2014 Recap and Haul (w/ CRC Makeup )

IMATS Toronto 2014 Battle of the Brushes
Better late then never, I decided to do a Video Haul this year. Because A) I finally got a new camera and B) I need the practise and I want to start doing makeup and character tutorials.

Bellow are my video haul broken up into 2 smaller videos and photo's from the show.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Dare to Compare Micellar/Micellaire (No Rinse Make-Up Remover): Embryolisse, Bioderma, L'Oreal, and Nivea

Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire, Bioderma Sensibio H2O micelle solution,
L'Oreal Paris Sublime Soft Micellar Water 3-in-1 Purifying, & NIVEA Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water.
Here is another smack down of cleansing waters I've tried.

The Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire retails for $23.00US 125ml or $32.00US 250ml.

The Bioderma Sensibio H2O micelle solution retails for $12 for 50ml, $22CAN for 250ml, and $39 for 500ml.

The L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 purifying micellar solution (L'Oreal Paris Sublime Soft Micellar Water 3-in-1 Purifying int he US) retails for $13.99CAN for 200ml. Also it's labels as L'Oreal Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution - Dry & Sensitive Skin in Canada...... Yeah this product has some major identity issues!!!!

NIVEA Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water Retails for $8.99 to $11.99 CAN for 200ml. 

Also you can now get Bioderma products through Beautylish! They lunched at IMATS LA 2015 this past weekend, it not on there sales site yet though on their website but in February. ;)

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Madeline Hatter: Stripped curly heavy high updo ponytail using wig pieces, metal structure & foam - Arda Wigs Tutorial

Madeline Hatter Legacy Day outfit Cosplay from Ever After High. Photo taken by Herbiecidez Photography 
This character has a high lopsided ponytail that needs an internal structure to insure that it stays upright. Updo wigs usually need to be resized for a person's head so in my case I will show you how to expand a wig that is too small for my head.

I also built this wig in two sitting, but I did pre-make the support structures first a few weeks before while working on other parts of the costume. The pre-styled piece really does help to speed up a styling process.

This post is also in conjunctions with the new Arda Wigs Canada store launch!!! Their doing Canadian Conventions rounds, so expect them to also show up near you to purchase in person.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Maybelline Fit Me Hydrate + Smooth Foundation in 110: Swatches & Review

Maybelline Fit Me Fit Me Hydrate + Smooth Foundation in 110
Retails for $8.99US and $9.99CAN at Walmart. In fact I didn't know they made a 110 shade until I found it Walmart because they don't stock in durgstore in Ontario at least. They always stopped at 115 at Rexall and Shoppers. They just recently renamed this product with the Dewy + Smooth tag line on the new packaging bottle but it's the same old product. ;)

Friday, 2 January 2015

WARPAINT & Unicorns Favourites of 2014!


This is my run down of favourites that I have posted a review during the 2014 year.

I'm not going to stick to "categories" as I don't really covered all the areas in beauty all the time and this year I'm also sticking to permanent products or products you can still get. There is usually one exception to this with my new formula category and they are sometime re-promoted but not permanent (but not this year ;) ).

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro's Picks Portables - Lip Tar Test Tube x 12 Set ( Zhora, Annika, Cha Cha, Grandma, Harlot, Vintage, Nylon, Hoochie, Digitalis, Sebastian, & Iced ) : Swatches & Review

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro's Picks Portables -  Lip Tar Test Tube x 12 Set
Retails for $59US or $71CAN for the Mini x 12 Set. Each tube is 1/4 the size of a full Lip Tar so the price for the 12 is the volume and price of 3 regular size Lip Tars and the brush.

It's just a few more dollars compared to last years 12 tube set and has no repeats from that one as well. ;)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

MAC Red Red Red Collection Beauty Powder in Hot Sensation and Toxic Tale lipstick : Swatches & Review

MAC Red Red Red Collection Beauty Powder in Hot Sensation and Toxic Tale lipstick
The Beauty Powder retails for $26US and $31CAN along with the Lipstick at $16US and $19CAN. MAC has been putting out A LOT of red lipsticks this year as part of/or predominately the shades in about 60% of the collections. You might be sick of it..... I was, but here are some shades in this red collection that are not RED!