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Thursday 31 January 2013

How to make a Fat Quarter size canvas bag: Venus EcoPunk!

My final VenusMcFlytrap bag • The one an only time a character design comes with a functional bag!!!

A Fat Quarter is a measurement used in quilting at 29" x 18" piece of fabric.

For this project I used my custom pattern Venus Eco Punk printed by Spoonflower in the Heavy Cotton Twill to give a canvas weight to the bag. It just so happens it was the right size fabric print to mimic Venus's bag.

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Collection: Swatches & Review

Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Collection: Lipstick Pencil in 01 cherry cherry girl, Blush in 01 asian sensation, Quattro Eyeshadow in 01 dreaming under a cherry tree, Paper Lashes in 01 hidden in sakura garden.
Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Collection came out a little early to Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.

I picked up the fallowing:

Quattro Eyeshadow in 01 dreaming under a cherry tree $3.99 CAN
Paper Lashes in 01 hidden in sakura garden $3.49 CAN
Lipstick Pencil in 01 cherry cherry girl and 02 it’s peach not cherry $2.49CAN each.
Blush in 01 asian sensation $2.99CAN

Lancome Kohl in Love in 501 Jade Crush: Swatches & Review

Lancôme Kohl in Love in 501 Jade Crush
Lancôme Kohl in Love in 501 Jade Crush retails for $26 USD / $24 CAD. This is a waterproof pencil with the cream rich consistency of a Kohl pencils. The formula also come in a 401 Deepwater Blue - Dark Blue and 101 Chocolate Affair - rich deep brown shades as well from tester are equally pigmented and buttery in texture.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Dare to Compare: Emani Flawless Matte Foundation in 290 Natural Sand v.s. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light

Emani Flawless Matte Foundation in 0290 Natural Sand
Emani Flawless Matte Foundation in 0290 Natural Sand & MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light

Emani Flawless Matte Foundation in 0290 Natural Sand. Retails for $33CAN at Rexall stores for  12g / 0.42 oz of product. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light which retails for $29 USD / $34 CDN so the price point of these two products are the same but only contains 10g / 0.35 US oz of product.

Rexall has a 20% off sale on the whole Emani line in store from time to time.

Wednesday 23 January 2013

OCC Metallic Lip Tars in Yaoi, Electric Grandma, and Super NSFW: Swatches & Review

Yaoi, Electric Grandma, and Super NSFW
Retails for $16US or $19CAN. These OCC Metallic Lip Tars are the newest line of Lip Tars from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. The Metallic formula is different then their regular line as they are mica based shimmer in all of them along with a rich colour base.

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée Blush in Tease: Swatch & Review

Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée Blush in Tease
Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée Blush in Tease retails for $40US and $45CAN. I don't know what else to here other then I'm obsessed with the formula and place and an order online for just this piece out of the spring collection. Review after the break. ;)

Monday 21 January 2013

Friday 18 January 2013

Wet n Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches & Review

Sparkle ‘Til Morning
This is a secret Santa give I got over the holiday as we don't get the Limited edition items  in store in Canada.  Retails for $4.99US and $5.99CAN

Expect so see more reviews from the eyeshadow line of Wet N Wild from me this year.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Opal/Gem Stone Painting Tutorial

Finished Opal Gem stones (4 coats of flecks and 2 coats coats of flecks)
If you can't find a gem stone in the shape and size you need g, make one with a glass Cabochon may be a way to go. I thin case I'm painting an peal effect gem but you can use any type of nail polish to create the colour and finish you want.

Tuesday 15 January 2013

WARPAINT & Unicorns Favourites of 2012!

This is my run down of favourites that I have posted a review of this pasty year.
I'm not going to stick to "categories" as I don't really covered all the areas in beauty.

Saturday 12 January 2013

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact in Extra Light: Swatches & Review


MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact in Extra Light
Every one is doing BB/CC creams now but I'm trusting in MAC to pull something off similar to some Asian BB creams in texture.

Retailing for $30US and $36.50CAN for 8g/0.28 oz of product. I don't know about you but the tone of this is NOTHING like the Extra Light shade found in the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.

I'll also point out the the three shade in Extra Light, Light and Light Plus has very little difference in colour as well when picking your tone.

Thursday 10 January 2013

L'Oreal Visible Lift - Color Lift Blush in 704 Coral Lift: Swatches & Review

Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in 704 Coral Lift

L'Oreal has launched a new line called Visible Lift that included foundation, concealer and blushes. The blush I found most interesting and come in 6 shades so far with Peach Gold Lif being the only tester shade. I like that one in colour but decided to go with Coral lift to review first because it looked different and very orange under the Florescent lighting.

Retails for $12.99 US at Ulta. In Canada, the price very much fluctuates $15.99 at Walmart, $16.99CAN at Rexall and $18.99CAN at Shoppers Drug Mart. I don't know about you, but $18.99 seems extreme price for a drugstore blush! I expect that of drugstore foundation in Canada but not a blush.

Recollections Desktop Carousel: Review

Recollections Desktop Carouse
Retails for 55.99CAN but got it 40% off as part of the annual storage solution sales going on right now at Michaels. I also got an extra 20% as well on it with a coupon. So it came to $30.37CAN when everything was said and done with tax.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

MAC Absolute Power: Swatches & Review


MAC Absolute Power
The only item I got from the Strength Collection. Mac Absolute Power retails for $15US and $18 CAN.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain: Swatches & Review

Rose On and On 184 (Rose), Coral Tattoo 188 (Coral), and Endless Red 190 (Red) 
Also these I found out of town at the same Walmart as the Color Riche eyeshadow. They didn't have too many shades to chose from as it seems they sold out of a number of them already. 

Retails for $9.99US and $10.99CAN at Walmart.

Tuesday 8 January 2013

L'Oreal Colour Riche 559 What happens in Vegas: Swatches & Review

Colour Riche 559 What happens in Vegas.
The new L'Oreal Colour Riche palette are slowly showing up in Canada. Locally I can't find these but found them in a larger city that were haphazardly dumped into the display. Retail for $7.98 US and $10.99CAN at Walmart.

Friday 4 January 2013

Ardell Cirque du Soleil Lash Collection in Daring: Review

Ardell Cirque du Soleil Lash Collection in Daring
I had the chance to to see the full Ardell Cirque du Soleil Lash Collection at Sally's Beauty Supplies over the holidays. Out of the 6 sets this design stood out as the most well excited pair them  made.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

MAC Stereo Rose 2012 Mineralize Skinfinish: Swatches & Review


MAC Stereo Rose 2012

Oh Stereo Rose how have many covet thee! During the 2010 re-release this puppy sold out in 10 minutes of the site launch. Yes I tried to get it that way at the time. It was first introduce in the 2005 MAC Goldplay July collection, I wasn't into MAC that year (was working to save for school ;) ) so I wasn't aware of the magic of Mineralize Skinfinish till 2007 where I started to pick up Petticoat (too glittery for me), Porcelain Pink, and By Candlelight through MAC and Ebay.

This Apres Chic re-promote is the first time seeing this product in person and working with it. Retails for $34 CAN or $29US (in 2005 retailed for $27 CAN and $23.50US), you best bet is to try smaller MAC stores as they will likely have it in-stock because again it sold out online the day or the release the 24th of December but stay on long enough to order it online.