Red lip ladies

Boom. Those red lips stand out, don’t they?bold-red-lips

Who knew I’d be bold enough to pull off a red lip?

Want to know where to get it? Shoppers Drug Mart, my Canadian friends. It’s the Fall 2013 launch from Annabelle Cosmetics.

Gotta say, I’m kind of enjoying how it looks on me. It even makes my teeth look whiter. You can see for yourself in the short outfit of the day video I filmed over the weekend.

Below is a photo of the Annabelle Retractable Eyeliner in the beautiful violet purple shade caled Twilight. Since I don’t wear much eye makeup often, I’ve only worn this twice. So far so good, it lasts a while and it’s not a very stark shade like black would be. It definitely brought out those blue eyes of mine ;) You can pick up this shade or any of the 6 in the collection from Shoppers Drug Mart. Retails for $9.95.annabelle-liner

Get this. The end of the retractable eyeliner POPS OFF, and has a tiny little sharpener on the end. Always have a point to do precise lines!annabelle-eyeliner

Next up is my favorite, clearly since I filmed a video and took a ton of photos of me wearing it. monroe-red-lip-crayon

A lip crayon in the color Monroe. All I need is a little mole by my lips and then you can call me Marilyn. It’s such a fun color to wear, especially in the summer. I have my self tanner on, and I also just recently dyed my hair darker. So the color really pops! Excuse the weird lip pose. I was trying something new. I won’t do it again ;) pop-of-red

There’s 12 brand new shades to choose from. All the way from bold, to pinks and of course neutrals. It wasn’t drying on my lips and had a bit of sheen so it wasn’t completely matte on my lips, thus not drying them out which was a bonus.monroe-red

I’m going to use this twist up lip crayon up in no time. Good thing they’re only $10.99 from Shoppers Drug Mart!annabelle-fall-2013

Included in the Fall 2013 Annabelle launch are some great eyeshadows. A quad with some beauty purples and pinks, and then a few trios to choose from. You can see a more in depth review of all the Annabelle Fall 2013 collection from a fellow blog friend, Aleeza from Toronto. 

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I want you to want me, I need you to need me. Sing it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills has come out with a shimmering new holiday collection that are now available in stores.

Want a peek at what’s inside? These holiday pieces are a must have on anyone’s list. A great hit of neutrals in both eye shadow and lip gloss form.

Both the Want You to Want Me kit and Kisses on My List (Volume 2) lip gloss set are the new items for 2012 and are like tinsel for your eyes and lips!The “album” was the press kit! It opened up like an old school record album. It completely brought me back to my childhood (hey I’m not that old) playing music on my parents old school record player. They even had a paper cut out of the record. See the bottom right hand photo, in the pic above?

The Want You to Want Me is a kit within a velvet like clutch.  This set includes a 9 eye shadow palette which you can use to create a ton of 70’s inspired looks. I love the rose gold hardware on the opening. Inside the “clutch” is the compact palette which has the shadows, liquid eye liner, clear brow gel and even a mini brush to apply your makeup.

The Want You to Want Me makeup kit retails for $34 ($90 value) and is available at Sephora and

Up close photos of the eye shadows.Here are some of the new Face Charts for the Want You To Want Me palette that the Anastasia team just sent over. Some great themes (Cherry Bomb, Heart of Glass) which you can mimic from the diagrams below. Feel free to download them, they’re pretty huge!I created this look. Using any colors that I thought were appealing, which was most of them, ha ha!

The colors I used:

  1. All over the lid, up to the brow bone and in my inner corner as a highlight
  2. Over the majority of the lid to add a bit of shimmer
  3. I put this color in the crease
  4. I darkened up my crease with this color, focused mainly on the outer edge

I added this after the fact, on top of where #2 was, just to add some more color.…And here’s the outcome!

I ended up using the tiny brush which was supplied. The eye shadow end (not the pointy end) wasn’t the best, but the pointy end I used with the 3rd and 4th color. It’s pretty accurate getting it into the crease.

It’s SO easy to use a liquid eye liner! This was my first go at it, and the only reason I haven’t used much eye liner in the past is because it’s so difficult to get a nice accurate line. Ignore the fact that the eye liner on my right eye is a little screwy. Can’t always win ’em ;)

They also sent me a set of lip glossed called Kisses on My List gloss set.I put “Moi” on while testing out the shadows above.

The Kisses on My List gloss set retails for $30 ($108 value) and is available at Sephora and

Oh these glosses. They’re such a trickster. Look at the lightest pink color on the very bottom of my swatches. Looks innocent right?Here I am applying the thing, right before work. Thinking it was a nice baby pink with a touch of color.

BOOM. Far right hand pic? Bright fuchsia. HAHAHAHAHA. How did that happen? Just minutes later after applying it, I had a stained hot pink lip. Thankfully I didn’t mind it, but I really wasn’t expecting it to change color on my lips like that. So many people ended up giving me compliments on it while I was at work on Friday. Unbelievable. Some people didn’t even believe me when I showed them the gloss color and how it changed on me. Nuts.

8:30am and 3:00pm. It lasted until after I ate lunch. Plus, I’m a lip nibbler (lol that sounds weird) but I’m always either licking my lips or have my teeth sunk into them somehow. It’s a pretty powerful, long lasting lip color — that’s for sure and takes a lot of wear and tear.

It features six high-shine glosses in matte and shimmer shades that certainly wear all-day, I can attest to that.  There’s 3 that have a nice soft sheer, and three new Hypercolor Glosses that actually stain your lips. Each gloss is named after famous 70’s muses: Lola, Maggie May, Sharona, Roxanne, Jolene, and Moi. (Moi is the name, it’s not me from the 70s.. just so ya know. I was born in the 80’s thank you very much.)The fun part? Some rare footage of the behind the seasons at the “Want you to want me” set, where you can see everything live in action!

Who else now has the song “Want you to ant me” song stuck in their head?

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Ziplock baggies – not just for food!

I wouldn’t call myself a product or sample hoarder, because I’m quite generous with giving away my products that I get inside my monthly beauty subscription boxes such as Glymm, TopBox, GlossyBox, and Luxe Box (see a comparison here).

Whenever I fly home to Newfoundland I cart half my suitcase full of unused, or swatched 1-2x products for my family. We’re heading back to Newfoundland next month, so I’m starting to gather up some of the products I’m “donating”, along with some early Christmas presents. Hey, it’s smart to shop all year round!

This weekend I decided to accumulate all of the beauty items and organize them into categories. These weren’t just samples, some of these products I was either sent to review, or bought myself.

It was a little overwhelming seeing it all out on the floor. So, I got the ziplock bags and went to work. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner.

The cute pink makeup bag is from CindaB, that I reviewed last year.

The reason I chose to put everything in ziplock bags, was to actually see what I have, to keep it organized by type, and to really use the products up.

I had everything piled high in the CindaB  bag, and it was just a mess. I was buying my favorite mascaras (make up for ever smoky lash!) without realizing I already had two. Moses.

I don’t like using multiple products at once. Right now I have three facial cleansers to go through, and I don’t want them all to be half-used up, so I’ll use an entire bottle and move onto the next, like a normal person lol.

Now that everything is in its own ziplock bag, I feel much more accomplished and relieved!

The bags I have:

  1. Foundations/Concealers
  2. Mascaras
  3. Perfume
  4. Hand & Body Lotions
  5. Body Wash and Soaps
  6. Eyeshadows & Eyeliners
  7. Shampoo & Conditioner
  8. Hair products (serums)
  9. Facial Cleansing Products & Facial Masks
  10. Blush & Highlighters
  11. Lip Products

I could be missing some, I’m in the TV room writing the blog post, and the bags are stored in the bedroom.

This is not my every day makeup. This is just stuff I haven’t even started to use yet. Or, stuff I wouldn’t use on a regular basis but have already dipped into. Like a few cream blushes.

My every day make up is stored in this bag, shown in this blog post.

Do you use your ziplock baggies for anything else other than food?

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