Monday, 30 September 2013

MINI Haul! Forever 21, MAC and Bath and Body Works!

Hey Guys!
So I decided to treat myself a few days ago and went shopping :) I kind of have a shopping addiction and I try to stay away from the shops but sometime I can't help it!
I mainly went to the mall to purchase MAC's Riri Woo from the new Rihanna <3's MAC Fall collection! The packaging is absolutely insanely beautiful; rose gold and light bascially has my name written all over it *sigh*. I wanted to get Riri Woo because it's essentially Ruby Woo but maybe one or two tones darker. but HELLO, the packaging people!! I can't even deal <3 I also got a new Studio Fix powder foundation (Holy Grail) in NC25 ;)

Next stop, Bath and Body Works! I was never really into candles before because I found the smell to be always over powering and nauseating to be honest however, in the summer I purchased a big sized three wick candle named 'Cotton'. This candle literally smells like fresh laundry and I die every time I light it!
So i walked in to the store and OF COURSE everything is fall themed and smelling like pumpkin spice and all things warm and cozy so I gave in and bought 3 mini candles for $10.
The ones I chose are: Pumpkin Caramel Latte (so yummy), Farmstand Apple (apple picking, apple juice, deliciously yummy) and Bergamot Woods (manly cologne...extra yum).

And finally I stopped by Forever 21. I literally cannot go there WITHOUT purchasing something. It's a problem people!
I browsed the store, wanting everything if I were a millionaire, but alas I'm I tried on a few things and ended up leaving with *SHOCKER* two cream colored sweaters. I mean, it's always all black everything with me, but these sweaters were SO CUTE and comfy I just couldn't say no ;)

Thanks for reading! Until next time <3

Friday, 27 September 2013

Elvira Inspired Halloween Makeup Look! #1

Hey Everyone!
I've decided that this year I will do 1 look every week (starting this week) leading up to Halloween! 
It's that time of the year where we get dressed up and transform ourselves into someone else- It's pretty much a makeup artist's dream, or at least it's mine. It's my favorite time of the year because I get to scour the internet looking for inspiration. The first look was directly inspired by Elvira, The Mistress of Darkness. The inspiration came suddenly when I was watching the most recent episode of Face Off and Elvira showed up to judge a foundation challenge! I was immediately inspired by her dark, colorful and drag-like makeup that right after the episode ended, I ran to my makeup room and began recreating the look. 
So there we have it, my first halloween look of 2013- I hope you enjoy :)

List of products used

Face: Covergirl 3 in 1 outlast foundation in Classic Ivory
          Maybelline Fit me concealer in 15 fair
          ELF Tone Correcting Powder
          MAC Prolongwear blush in Whole Lotta Love        

Eyes: Makeup Forever Blush in #75 (hot pink)
          Makeup Forever Eyeshadow in #72 (electric blue)
          NYX Eyeshadows in Jazzy Pink, White and Black
          Maybelline Eyestudio gel liner in blackest black
          Annabelle White Eyeliner
          Makeup Forever Flash Color Case (white, blue and fushia)
          Maybelline One by One volume express mascara in blackest black
          Ardel Double Up Lashes in 201 black
Lips: MAC lip pencil in Quartz
         MAC lipstick in Riri Woo
         Essence Lipgloss in Red Blossom

Thank you for reading!

Lily Collins Makeup- Elle Canada Sept 2013

Hey everyone!
I was so inspired by this picture of Lily Collins on the September cover of Elle Canada. The makeup looked absolutely flawless so I decided to recreate it- Here is the outcome :)

List of products used

Face: Graftobian HD foundation cool 1 palette
          Maybelline Fit me concealer in 15 fair
          Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder in Translucent
          NYC Bronzer in Sunny
          Milani Blush in Luminoso
          NYX Blush in taupe, for contour

Eyes: MAC Soft Ochre Paintpot
           MAC eyeshadows in Malt, Phloof and Black Tide
           Rimmel London Scandaleyes in Bad Girl Bronze, Blackmail and Nude
           Annabelle Eyebrow pencil in Brown
           IT cosmetics eyeshadow in a dark brown to fill in eyebrows
           Maybelline One by One volume express mascara in blackest black

Lips: Milani Lipstick in Nude Creme
          Essence Lipgloss in Nude Candy

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

My MAC Lipstick Collection *thus far*

Hey Guys, I put together this swatchfest of all my MAC Lipsticks! All these pictures are MY OWN, please don't take them without my permission. Some of these lipsticks were gifts, some of these were free because of *back to MAC* and some of these I bought :)
Enjoy :)

Swatches of my lipsticks that have been depoted :)

Limited Edition Lipsticks :)

Permanent Collection Lipsticks :)

Thank You For Reading <3

xo Caroline