Tuesday, December 1, 2015

THEFACESHOP 2015 Beauty Advent Calendar // Holiday 2015 #24DaysOfTHEFACESHOP

24 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. And what better way to count down then with an advent calendar? I've graduated from Lindt Chocolate advent calendars to a beauty product a day.

Monday, November 30, 2015

#MANIMONDAY - Formula X Alchemy II // Holiday 2015

Last year, Sephora Formula X released Alchemy -  a unique, limited edition, dusty antiqued gold filled with multi-coloured metallic micro-glitter... And the nail polish lovers went wild. This year, Sephora Formula X has put out Alchemy II ($16 exclusively at Sephora) described as a "champagne rose shimmer". It's packed with concentrated micro-glitters that give the polish a shimmering metallic finish. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

FRAGRANCE: Thierry Mugler Angel Shooting Star Eau De Parfum

Thierry Mugler Angel Shooting Star Eau De Parfum is a fragrance with duality. Sweet but also sensual. 

Thierry Mugler Angel ($98 for 0.8 oz) was launched in 1992 and one of the best selling perfumes in the past 20 years. For one, Angel is described as a scent that combines childhood-like memories with sensual and passionate notes. Evoking childhood memories but feeling a little sexy? I'm all for it. Secondly, just look at the bottle. It's beautiful. Not to mention, it's totally reusable. I got mine engraved at the EGPR Essentials Lounge 6ix, so when I finish it all off I can keep the bottle and get a refill!

Friday, November 27, 2015

LUSH Cranberry Festive Face Mask

My skin is a little more disastrous than usual in November. Cue exams, group assignments, and cold, dry weather contrasted with overheated classrooms. The LUSH Cranberry Festive Face Mask ($8.95, in stores only) has been helpful in times of stress. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette // Holiday 2015

With a rainbow of 17 vivid brights and 7 neutrals, the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette is a colour lover's dream. 

Kat Von D's eyeshadow palettes are always quite colourful (re: last year's Star Studded Eyeshadow Book for Holiday 2014) but this year's KVD Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette takes the cake in the full-spectrum-of-colours department.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sephora Super Kisses Kiss Me Balms Set // Holiday 2015

They're like sphere-shaped lip balms but better because they're coloured! The limited edition Sephora Super Kisses Set ($23, exclusively at Sephora) contains three full-size Sephora Collection Kiss Me Balms

The regular line of Sephora Collection Kiss Me Balms includes 10 shades. The set includes 2 from the regular line (Cotton Candy & Soda Pop) and an additional shade (Berry Red) which is exclusive to the Super Kisses Set.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Formula X Bottle Service Set // Holiday 2015

It's bottle-ception. The Formula X Bottle Service Set ($36.50 USD, exclusively at Sephora) 10 bottles of polish in a bottle of champagne. The set contains 5 regular line Formula X polishes and 5 new, exclusive and limited edition polishes. 

Kudos to Sephora Formula X for the fun party packaging. It's a little huge but it would be a cute/silly prank to make a friend think they're getting a bottle of champagne even though they would be getting a bottle of polishes. he he he... (p.s. both are good gifts).

Regular line: X <3 Rouge, Dark Matter, Thrilling, Intensity, Ignite
Limited edition: Glitz, Luxe, Spike, Uncorked, On the Rocks

Sunday, November 22, 2015

AWKS TALKS: Avalai - the Period Box

PSA: It's that very, very special time of the month. For those who are too busy (or too lazy) to go to the drugstore and pick up a pack of tampons/pads every once in a while, there's Avalai - a Canadian subscription service designed by women for women. It's a customized box of pads, tampons, gourmet chocolate, tea and other goodies. 

Week Notes #3

Life currently...

I've been doing a lot of baking. Because (1) it helps with stress (2) eating sugary things also helps with stress. My parents visited Waterloo for a weekend and I made Maple + Date Butter Tarts using a recipe from my new favourite food blog recommended by my aunt - Two Red Bowls. The recipe wasn't perfect, as there was only enough dough for 11 tarts (instead of 12) and only enough filling for 10 tarts. Luckily, the pie crust was good enough to eat on its own. Overall, a simple and delicious recipe.