Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hello! ^_^

Hi!

I haven't post anything for the longest time ever and i am so sorry! ^_^ Since awhile now, well, for the second time, i am on treatment for a severe depression which explain my long absence but now i am back on my own two feet and ready to face whatever life is throwing at me! :D

With all the stress and medications has brought quite some changes and i must say the most undesirable; Acne! Pimple! Red marks! As if my skin is boiling with emotions! lol Which brought me to do a review on a product that i tried for the first time.

MURAD, Acne complex 60 days kit






This kit comes with 4 products.
1- The clarifying cleanser
2- Exfoliating Acne treatment gel.
3- Skin perfecting lotion
4- Acne spot treatment.







So what this product says:

"Acne Complex is a maximum strength regimen that delivers rapid results without dryness or irritation. Murad Acne products are both effective and gentle because they are formulated with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and enriched with hydrators, anti- inflammatory and antioxidants according to Dr. Murad's recipe for skin health. 92% of users experienced a reduction in acne breakouts in just 3 days*."

What got me into this is it said that the users experienced a reduction in acne breakouts in just 3 days. I couldn't wait to get my face cleared a little bit in just few days so i followed the instruction to the letter. Within 3 or 4 days into using this product, i must say i freak out, instead of clearing out i got eruptions of more pimples here and there!




My forehead didn't had any pimples when i started using and on my chin, there were lots more! I had one side of my face that i had problem with which got a lot worst and the other side that was clear was now red spotted. I was embarrassed of my face that turned into a huge pizza! So tried to cover it up with make up which made it more worst at the end of the day. At this point, i am thinking what the hell have i done?





So, in a desperation, i posted this picture and talked about what it did to my skin. Some people have had the same result but with other product such as Proactive, some said that it might be my skin type that is not made to use for this product and so on. So, i only come to one conclusion of my own, to go back to my old cleanser and just deal with this disaster --" . ... After few days with not really helping comments, one came with a logical explanation. As any woman who knows about products should know that for the skin to adjust properly to a new products, as for example an acne treatment, it takes at least 2 weeks! Dumb me, i didn't think of that!

Even though it says it takes 3 days to take effect, that must be talking about acne that is quite simple. Since some acne is below the skin and products bring it up to the surface so it can be extracted. Quite logical isn't? So, i decided to give a second chance to this product and now, i am on my second week. I must says, the bumps i use to feel are now gone, small pimple here and there but nothing serious, they dry out and disappear. Now all that i have left is the redness but it should clear out.... In time! lol

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My ever growing wig collection!

Ever since i first started ordering wigs from Annabelle's wigs, my collection has been growing! I love this brand that i order at least one or two wigs per month. They are very good quality wigs, look real and natural to the touch. I recently change my usual full wig order to a 3/4 wig or called half-wig. I must say i fell in love with their half-wigs! Sometimes, the curls doesn't hold up very well or too long when you have thick hair so this is my solution for a fabulous hair day!

Wigs are a very goos alternative when you don't want to dye your hair and pay the expensive care just to maintain your hair color or save you from a lazy, bad hair day. If you are looking for a good quality wig? I highly recommend Annabelle's wigs! ^_^


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A package from Pinky Paradise!

Since awhile now, i have been into circle lenses and been reading a lot on review and snap shots of them. Since i have dark eyes and never bought contact lenses on my own other than from my own eye doctor, i was a bit hesitant. Afraid that it might be a bad quality ones or damaging my eyes because of them. I actually got my first circle lens awhile back, grey ones that enlarge the size of your eyes. I couldn't find those lenses since i have been moving around since awhile. So, i bought new ones, Princess Pinky Twilight Grey!

The Price: $28.90

Diameter: 14.5mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Type: 1 year disposal
What inside: One pair of lenses and one cutie animal lens case

I love grey eye color so i decided to order a pair with prescription, took a chance there since my kind of lenses are toric and at that time of ordering them, i didn't find any toric one so i took the risk. they are available only in plano.

So, how does it look?

From an indoor light. We can see ow opaque it covers the dark color of my eyes and comes out bright and vibrant.




With flash. Of course, it is more apparent and more vibrant with a flash and the inner brown color blends almost to your eyes for a natural look.



With these lenses, there is no obvious enlargement of the pupil, a look that i came to like even more when there are colored lenses. They are a bit uncomfortable, i dunno if it due because they are new or because they are plano and not toric ones. My next one will be Toric Circle lenses which i managed to find! :D

Stay true and fabulous!
~Marie

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Package received!! ^^

Yesterday, i received my Annabelle's wigs package!!



This was my 50$ spending challenge of last month, stylish and very trendy red, tapered tip flip wig with a gorgeous, flattering fringe that sweeps to the side for an ultra trendy look.Sexy isn't? ^^ This wig is made from 100% Kanekalon, which is so soft and silky, it feels like real hair. The hair itself is sewn onto an adjustable, light netting cap.

I love the cut and absolutely in love with the color! I want this done on my real hair! When i will be able to afford, for sure, it won't be with my 50$monthly challenge! ^^

Here's some more pix!






If you're interesting in this item visit:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Be darling, be girly, BE YOU!

Ever since i started buying cosmetic online, i prefer loose powder pigments than pressed eyeshadow. My very first findings were Pure Luxe Cosmetics and MAD minerals but then i started to like one more than the other on certain things. Pure Luxe Cosmetics as an example; i prefer much their pigment than MAD minerals and MAD minerals for their primer and indelible eyeshadow cream.

These two are my main favorite ones but i am always looking for a new discovery. As i was doing a research for a warm golden green, i stumbled on Darling Girl Cosmetics. I haven't made any purchase from them yet but they do have some interesting shades. What i like from the website is that they list their products by category, well, most website now do i guess lol. The first shades that i always check for are purples! I adore purple shades and it's always my first look, even though i own many purple shades but it's never enough!


"Alright-Ma!" is a blue based purple with sparkle shifting colors.

By the look of it, i love it! This would probably be my next fave when it comes to my purple collection, the price on these are 5.90$us for full size and 2.50$us for petite format.


As a darker shade; "Dark Heart" one word, in love! Ok, that's 2 words! lol

Dark heart is a blackened violet on a metallic burgundy base with blue and pink sparkles! This is definitely a sexy color isn't!




"What up moon pie?" is a royal rich purple with a subtle color shifting mica from red, orange and yellow depending on the angle. Quite unusual color shift for a purple isn't? But lovely!



"Sushi Flower" I may say that this is an amazing, iridescent blue/purple with a rainbow of "diamond dust" sparkles.

From their purple shades, this is my second favorite one as a light purple shade and i just love the way it sparkles but, pictures never do justice when it comes to catching sparkles on camera.




"Still at the nerd table" is a deep eggplant with red iridescent undertones.




Now, onto other shades, Green! Well, i took a look at their shades and only one caught my eyes;

"Die! Die! My darling!" This is a gorgeous kelly green with gold and pink sparkles! This is definitely a green i would wear often, looking sexy and dangerous! >:-D


I didn't really find any other interesting shades than these and that might be my future purchase when i will be able to spend for myself. I am on a serious ban lately but i can wait, they will still be available when i get the chance to buy then, for now, i can only imagine what color combination i can do with these!

DGC also has what they call watercolor paint pots. Its a multipurpose product, cream type base that can be used as cream eyeshadow, they also make a good eyeliner.

  My selection from these watercolor paint pots?

"Pyramid of skulls" is a deep shimmering burgundy. This would be an awesome base for "Still at the nerd table" or with "OMG!" from Pure Luxe cosmetics.




 Of course, i can let "Wildly dancing children" slip! This is an eggplant with some red flash.

This would look lovely as an eyeliner or as a base with "Sushi Flower"



In my opinion, i doubts about these paint pots because it says that they are not waterproof but once set they are pretty smudge proof, they also recommend to use primer with.

These are pretty much the items that i am interested in that website and i hope this was a new discovery for you too :)

If you're interested in these items and more;
Please visit Darling girl cosmetics

Stay True and Fabulous!
~Marie

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Life in the littlest town of ivujivik

As i was browsing in my picture folder, i though i'd share some pix that i have taken awhile a back ago.


Ivujivik is the northest village of the province Quebec and this is where i choose to settle. It's been now 6 years, permanently, traveled from 2000 to 2006. Before that i used to lived in Montreal for 5 years. What made me decide to settle in such farthest place you might ask? Well, obviously, for love. At first for a guy (lasted 10 years) then i had worked.



That 2 story building is where my office is and that's the youth center. The only place that the youth has to escape home, gather with friends, play with video games consoles because many can't afford them, ping pong and such. The youth center is localted pretty much  right in front of the beach and that gives me amazing view of the scenery. Especially when the ice are breaking off during spring! The blue that reflects from the ices are just beautiful! But there is also the danger of wild animal! Polar bear have been seen near by the building, as close as the road just right behind it!

The one and only local store, Ivujivik Co-op. Well..the one and only store in town! What can i say about this, well, this is the only store to do grocery and let me tell you, you might never see such expensive food in store than in this one! When i do my grocery, it cost me about 200 to 300$ for let's say 3 or 4 days worth of meals! That's without counting the daily needs such as toilet paper. Even the vegetables doesn't arrive fresh most of the time and that's about the only things that "affordable", maybe next time i should post my next shopping list just to simply show you how expensive it is! I can't even imagine how a family of 3 or 4 kids or more can sustain with such expense after paying the house rent, phone bills, some, internet bills, cable...oh my! i just can't believe how survival can be harsh here! With both parents working and yet, they are barely able to make it and many, teenagers are helping out with all of this while other teenagers would be hanging out with their friends, going out for movies and such at their parents expense...

Luckily, hunting and fishing comes to a great help to families to make ends met when it comes to feeding the family and it is also a common social interaction among the Inuit here. Also, this is a way to get the most fresh meat that you can ever find up north! When hunters get a kill like let's say, a caribou, a beluga, seal, ptarmigans or even fishes, all the games are shared with family in the village, all 80 houses get to have their share, even if it means to have one fish, they are still very thankful of the share they get.


Then, there are the sunsets! Every evening, nature paints a different landscape every day, One as beautiful as the other. You will never see other sunset as those we get here, nor the northern light. The northern has its own beauty and magnificent views to offer every day. With each and every sunset i set, i am thankful to have made my day and hoping i made a difference in someone else life! :)

Stay True and Fabulous!
~Marie

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Sugarpill for a Lime Crime?

Since a while now, i have been looking at these 2 brands to new palettes of shadows, Sugarpill and Lime Crime.

For sure Lime Crime has me totally in love with their lipstick and lip gloss but when it comes to their eyeshadow, well, i'm not so sure but sometimes i get myself caught admiring one of their palette:

Image from limecrimemakeup.com

Chinadoll palette:
The shades that got me into this is the Fly dragon fly (Fiery red in matte finish) Goldfish (Bright gold in metallic finish) Jade-o-Lade (Rich jade in matte finish) and of course the Lotus Noir (Blackest black in matte finish). The only shade i am not so sure about this palette is the Parasol (Sky blue in matte finish)



Only one shade made me wait to make my final purchase but then Lime Crime announced their new palette to be launched: Palette d"Antoinette. Before even seeing the palette, there was one shades that got my attention, is obviously the purple shade shown on the poster for that palette. Then, they unveiled their palette which contains 5 pastel hues and honestly, i am no fan of pastel colors even if they are trendy these days so i went back to my choice on their Chinadoll palette. Their price? 34.99$us.

Now, about Sugarpill Cosmetics. I have not made any purchase from this brand just yet but i read a lot of reviews about them and they too get my attention on their palette. Unlike Lime Crime, they have 2 palettes and another one to be released soon.


Burning heart.

Burning heart is definitely one of their popular palettes and i like it too! This is my very first choice  when it come to Sugarpill palettes.

The shades are Flamepoint (orange matte) Buttercupcake (Bright yellow matte) Love+ (Red matte) and Poison Plum (Purple plum matte)

I absolutely love the choice of shades on this palette and it is my very first choice if i am to choose this brand for this month purchase. The color payoff seems to be great also and an amazing pigmentation.




Sweetheart.

Sweetheart is, well, filled with sweet colors. My opinion on the colors? I love the Afterparty (Blue matte) Midori (Green matte) and Tako (White matte). Since i am not a huge fan of pink so, i might never use the Dollipop (Hot pink matte) if i am to purchase this but luckily, they do also sell they shadows individually which i can buy my two favorites ones from this palette which are Midori and Tako!




Their third palette is due to launch in May 18th and unfortunately, i couldn't find any image of it on google...of course! But let me tell you, it does seem to be a nice quad. There will be a green lime, a royal blue, purple, and some sort of sea blue/green. They are all matte finish, this palette will sure be a Heart Breaker! This will be their last palette from their "Heart" series. Unfortunately, Sweetheart is out of stock and probably, they will be re-stocking it soon since there was no words of discontinuing the series! Their palette is 34$us each.

For sure Lime Crime has the deal with 5 colors for 34.99$ compare to 34$ for 4 colors with Sugarpill. But, there are more chances that i would wear Burning heart shades than the Chinadoll's ones...

I think i made my choice! :D You shall see when i will make my purchase and receive my package! :D

Stay true and fabulous!
~Marie