Glam Bag December 2012

Mai Couture // Highlighter Papier (St. Barts)

[[ Add radiance to desired areas of your face and body. The shimmering highlighter paper from Mai Couture will illuminate any dullness for a glowing complexion. ]]
Full Size: 50 sheets/$28.00 || Received: 25 sheets/$14.00

It’s interesting to note that the previous samples from Mai Couture only had 2-3 sheets. I’m wondering if it’s just the highlighter samples that receive 25 sheets or do Canadians get less usually since Glam Bag is an American beauty bag service.

Be A Bombshell // Hot Mess

[[ The perfect holiday “true red” lip gloss that goes on sheer! Layer for a more opaque look. This formula instantly creates the look of fuller more voluptuous lips with luminous shine. This maximum-shine, moisturizing gloss will be perfect for any haute holiday party. The applicator features a soft sponged tip that picks up a generous amount of gloss. ]]
Full Size: 3g/$14.00 || Received: 3g/$14.00 *FULL SIZED*

NYX // Loose Pearl Eye Shadow (LP13 Sky Pink Pearl)

[[ It’s not hard to sparkle with one of NYX’s ultra-shimmering loose shadow powders that can be used on eyes, cheeks, even lips. These finely-milled mineral eye shadows are high-impact, long-lasting and a little addictive! Just the sparkle you need this holiday! ]]
Full Size: 5ml/$3.00 || Received: 5ml/$3.00 *FULL SIZED*

Urban Decay // 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

[[ Creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof, 24/7 pencils delight you with lush tropical hues, deep metallics, and unusually vibrant neutrals. The best Eye Pencil ever, ever, ever! Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals. ]]
Full Size: 1.2g/$19.00 || Received: 0.8g/$12.67

Mirabella // Prime for Face and Eyes

[[ Prime for Face and Eyes weightless, oil-free formula glides onto help promote long-wearing makeup. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant to smooth out lines as it moisturizes and protects skin. Prime provides a silky feel to the skin as it aids in repairing cellular damage. ]]
Full Size: 12.85g/$29.00 || Received:12.85g/$29.00 *FULL SIZED*

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer (Light) Review

This counts as soon right? A little over a week? ::nervous:: Here’s my review for Tarte’s Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer in the colour Light!

This waterproof, full-coverage concealer combines the calming properties of vitamins A and E and the soothing quality of Amazonian clay to nourish while completely masking discolorations and imperfections for better looking skin. Amazonian clay acts as a total skin balancer by reducing dryness and flakiness while improving the appearance and texture of skin for longer, waterproof wear! The buildable full-coverage formula is rich in pigments for truer color without a heavy or tacky texture, making it ideal for hiding any and all imperfections from dark circles to blemishes to redness. Designed for brush-free application, blending this creamy concealer with your finger allows the formula to melt into the skin for an easy application and opaque airbrushed effect.

I’ve actually been getting really crazy skin lately so I needed a better concealer. I needed something that was creamy without making my face an oily mess. I’ve been getting flaky skin from a topical cream that my doctor gave me so my old concealer wasn’t cutting it since it would make any dry spots on my skin stand out.

Tarte’s Amazonian clay concealer was just what I was searching for. Tarte’s formula is creamy enough that most dry spots wouldn’t be highlighted and if it seems to, give it a moment. Apply with your fingers on those spots to warm up the concealer to help it blend into your skin. Give it a bit of time and it’ll blend flawlessly. Usually I dislike using my fingers to apply makeup aside from the concealer that goes under my eyes, but I do like to do touch ups with my fingers with this concealer on spots that need it more.

Since my skin is going crazy I also appreciated that it is oil-free and the ingredient used – Amazonian clay – seemed like things that won’t irritate my skin further and perhaps even help it. A problem I have with wearing just concealer, usually, is the short wear-time of the product. I don’t have a problem with Tarte’s concealer though. Perhaps it’s because of the Amazonian clay, my face doesn’t get as oily nor as fast which means the product doesn’t slide around much. Thus, I can get away with just wearing concealer on my face with a bit of setting powder to keep it on longer.

I don’t know if I would consider this a full-coverage concealer, but it’s definitely buildable. It doesn’t cake up if you lightly dab a bit on at a time with your fingers on spots that need higher coverage.

I would recommend this concealer to everyone because I really think it would work with any skin type! It definitely made me purchase a bunch of other products from Tarte to try when I saw that they also had a 30% off sale last month!


Glymm December 2012

December was a disappointing month for Glymm. None of the brands are really well known and overall Glymm’s December products just look really cheap.

Lashem // Eyelash & Brow Enhancing Serum

[[ Get longer, luscious lashes in just 6 weeks while strengthening your natural lashes. Experience the difference with this dual-patented lash boosting formula. ]]
Full Size: 4.2mL/$70.00 || Received: ??

Lashem // False Lashes

[[ Give your wink some loving during teh holidays with these high end lashes. They’re made with high quality fibers while the gglue is designed not to irritate your eyelid. These mink lashes were developed for high strength bonding without any discomfort. No glue needed for first-time use.
Received: One set/$5.00 || Received: One set/$5.00

Suncoat // Nail Polish & Natural Nail Polish Remover

[[ Suncoat offers a complete line of water-based nail polish products as well as natural organic color cosmetics. Standing out as the only long lasting and quick-drying water-based nail polish is formulated based on an innovative technology. ]]
Full Size: ?? || Received: ??
I don’t know if the pink product was a nail polish or not, I presume it is. It came frozen since it’s water-based and the weather was super cold outside. I think the freezing somehow ruined the formula. Now there’s a chunk of white stuff and the handle didn’t seem to come with a brush. I’m guessing it got stuck in that white stuff :(

Glamorous Cosmetics // Lip/Eye Pencil

[[ Glamorous offers women the ability to indulge in exotic beauty. Simplifying morning routines and beauty budgets alike, the brand combines innovative products at prices beauty buffs can afford. With hundreds of nail polishes, amazingly pigmented lip wear and eye enhancing shadows, the Glamorous experience is unparalleled. ]]
Full Size: ?? || Received: ??

Will edit the post with reviews as I try them out!

Current Obsessions January 2013

We’re already halfway through the first month of the new year!! Ahh, why is time flying by so fast? I hope school hasn’t killed everyone yet. Everyone this term seemed to have loaded up on a bunch of stressing courses. Lately I’ve been wondering if I should make the blog a bit more personal.

Rather than makeup or fashion this month, I’ve been sort of more obsessed with people LOL ::^^::.

Park Sora

She’s currently a model for Style Nanda – an online Korean clothing store. She has a doll face that I am obsessed with. Just like how I was obsessed with Gemma Ward before her retirement from modelling and her weight gain, Jessica Stam, and Angelababy. And her hairrrr ::lovedrool:: ::sparkle::!!! Major hair envy. If you’re on Tumblr and you follow tumblogs that reblog Asian fashion, you’ve probably stumbled upon pictures of her before!

Jennifer Lawrence

The main actress in Hunger Games! Who doesn’t love her, seriously? She’s so gorgeous, but she’s also so down to earth and hilarious. It’s never a dull moment when I watch her interviews. She’s just one of those girls that I think would be awesome to be friends with.


Tarte // Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer

There has been one product that I’ve been really been liking lately though which is Tarte’s concealer. Went last month to Sephora to see what new concealer I should try and this one had good ratings on the website. It was also one of the concealers the makeup artist at Sephora suggested. I’ll probably do a review on it sometime… soon… hopefully hahaha ::nervous::!!