dimanche 27 octobre 2013

Youtube channel!

Hey guys!

Just to let you know I started a youtube channel, so if you're interested you can go and take a look :)

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Hope you enjoy :)

dimanche 30 juin 2013

Makeout 2013: Banned from buying makeup?

Hey guys!

We've all heard of project pans and makeout 2013 and even though I was already doing it during the last year I thought I would start a new one and share it with you.

Starting of July 1st, I will not be buying makeup for the rest of the year. I will only allowed myself to buy 1 beauty product per month so 6 until the end of december.
Certain type of products will be on a complete no buy (list below) and certain items I'll be able to buy toward the 6 items.
The only way I'll be able to get more than 6 items will be to use up/throw away/give away a certain amount of the same type of products.
Obviously items that I need (Shampoo and conditioner, makeup remover, etc.) I can repurchase.

Products that are on a no buy : (unless I finish them all (not gonna happen!))

- Body lotion (If you have seen my last post you understand why!)
- Mascara (this is going to be hard :S)
- Shower gels
- Soap
- Body spray
- Primer
- Pigment
- Hand soap
- Hand sanitizer

The rest can be purchase and will count in the 6 limited products UNLESS I use up a certain amount of the ones in my collection.

To buy a new X, I need to use up (throw away or give away counts too) :

- To buy a lip product, I need to use up : 5
- To buy a foundation, I need to use up : 2
- To buy a concealer, I need to use up : 2
- To buy a powder, I need to use up : 1
- To buy a blush, I need to use up : 1 (Which is basically impossible for me :( ...)
- To buy a bronzer, I need to use up : 2 (Again impossible...)
- To buy a highlighter, I need to use up : 1
- To buy an eyeliner, I need to use up : 2
- To buy an eye primer, I need to use up: 2
- To buy a brow product, I need to use up : 1
- To buy a body scrub, I need to use up : 2
- To buy a face scrub, I need to use up : 2

(I think it's everything!)

I will try to avoid buying skincare product since I plan on buying quite a few things during the 20% off Sephora sale in November. Those items will not count for the makeout 2013.

I'm not planning anything for nails and hair just because I don't own that many (ok not completely true with nail polishes) but I don't tend to go crazy when I buy them. If I see that I start buying too much, I will add them to my makeout 2013.

Let me know if you are doing one and if you have any tricks. I was on a no buy for a few months and I did okay. When I finished I did buy a few things and that's why I will try to do it again.
I'm not sure how well it's going to go :S
I'm doing this to really use up all my "half used" beauty products and to make a big clean up of my collection. Whatever I'm not using, I'll either give it to someone else, sell it or throw it away! I'm not sure how well I'll do about the "no buy part", but as long as I use up some products I'll be happy :)
I will keep you posted on my progress!

Don't forget to follow and comment! :)

Note : A haul will be posted after this post but I already bought the products and since this new project only starts on July 1st it doesn't count :)

vendredi 28 juin 2013

Beauty Hoarder - Makeup addiction

Hi my name is Emilie and I’m an addict. lol

With Youtube becoming more and more popular, I feel like more and more people are getting addicted to hoarding makeup and beauty products and I clearly am a hoarder.

One of the things I have way too many of are body lotions (body cream, body butters...). 

The first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem… Well I think I’m there.
Let me show you…

Who seriously needs over 20 something tubes and pots of lotion ?!
Me apparently ! (Ok it's even worse than I thought... 40 with the miniature sizes... :S)

I could try to justify myself by saying that my skin is really dry and that they all have a different consistency and that they all have a different smell (it’s almost like wearing perfume!). Some are smaller sizes so I can travel easily with them (who ever really travel that much?), some work better before I go to bed, some are quick and easy when I just want to moisturize before I’m out the door.
But still... I have too much and these are just excuses!

Oh also.. (Am I the only one who does this?)
Like I said I have really dry skin especially during winter (scales fish legs are not attractive!) so I’ll end up buying once in a while some lotion to moisturize it and I might use it a couple time… then stop!

Oh and yes I will obviously complain that my skin is still really dry and I'll wonder why since I have so many lotions… yes that’s how logic I am!
A part of me must think that just buying it is enough and that magically my skin will feel and look better without even using it.

Also whenever I decide that I need more of them I never buy only one. No I have to go and buy a few new creams (totally Bath and Body Works fault for their buy 3 get 3 free sales (I'm not trying to find excuses at all))

I have good excuses for some of them. For example, the Aveeno one... I wasn't home when I got it. I was traveling and I had a rash and I needed to buy something. I even chose a small size (see I was trying to be responsible!).

The next step, after you admitted that you have a problem, is to find a solution so I decided to include body products to my makeout 2013 (I'll do a post on it soon!). So I won’t be buying body products for the rest of the year. No matter how much I love all of these, I need to used them up.
The good news is you’ll probably see them in my future empties!

Here's a list of all the products (I'll try to update it whenever I finish or give away one!) :

- EOS nourish revitalizing care hand and body lotion (DONE!)
- Biotherm Oil therapy
- Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion (travel size)
- Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control (Sample size)

Bath and Body Works :
- Triple Moisture Body Cream (TMC) Carried Away (DONE!)
- TMC black raspberry vanilla
- TMC warm vanilla sugar
- Bali Mango body lotion (x2) (DONE!)
- Sweet Pea body lotion (DONE!)
- Stress relief body lotion (travel size)
- Sleep lavender chamomile body lotion (travel size)
- Sleep lavender vanilla body lotion (travel size)
- Energy orange ginger (travel size) 
- Energy lemon zest (travel size)
- Sensual jasmine vanilla (travel size)
- Body butter in Secret Wonderland (Gifted them because I'm allergic to the formula!)
- Body butter in Carried Away
- Body butter in Be Enchanted
- Body butter in Dark Kiss
- Body butter in Moonlight Path (Hate the smell will find a new home for it!)

The Body Shop:

- Satsuma
- Pink Grapefruit
- Moringa (Hate the smell will find a new home for it!)
- Sweet Lemon
- Strawberry

Normal size:
- Raspberry 
- Satsuma
- Sweet Lemon
- Strawberry
- Passionfruit (DONE!)
- Papaya (DONE!)
- Mango (DONE)
- Vitamine E (Allergic)
- Shea


- Vanilla
- Floral Acai
- Macadamia (finished one side!)

I thought that sharing them would motivate me to used them up (and let's be honest, I hoped it would make me a little ashamed too!) Now I just have to not buy any for at least the next 6 months. I haven't bought anything from the semi annual sale of Bath and Body Works (proud!). Using them up I realized I much prefer their TMCs to their body butters, but I'll wait till next year when I (hopefully) use all of those to buy some.

In conclusion, yes I have an addiction to body lotion… and blushes... Actually my addiction with blushes might even be worse but that’s an other story :P
I might do a post on it… but let’s call it blushes collection… it sounds a lot better right? :)

If you have the same problem or would like to make me feel less alone and weird… comment and let me know if you have this addiction… or an addiction to any other beauty product.
Also let me know if you're doing a make out 2013!

Don't forget to follow! :)

lundi 10 juin 2013

NYX round lipsticks: reviews and swatches

Hey guys,

Today I thought I would share with you my NYX round lipsticks.
In my personal experience with NYX, their lipsticks are really hit or miss. I love when they have a cream finish but when you order them online you don't always know :S

From the left: Chaos, Gala, Hebe, Sky pink, Strawberry milk, Gardenia, Fig and Rose bud.

Top row from the left: Chaos, Gala, Hebe, Sky pink
Bottom from the left: Strawberry milk, Gardenia, Fig and Rose bud.

From the right: Chaos, Gala, Hebe, Sky pink, Strawberry milk, Gardenia, Fig and Rose bud.
Chaos: This lipstick is so pigmented! The swatches are only one swipe! It looks more like a pinky red on me than in the tube.

Gala: I really dislike this one... it's a thick consistency with glitters. It's a really pigmented light baby pink and it looks good in the tube but once you try to apply it... fail!

Hebe: This lipstick has some slight shimmers in it that give a pearl finish. It is pigmented but the finish is not my favorite.
Sky pink
Sky pink: Pearl finish mauvy pink.

Strawberry milk
Strawberry milk: Really light barbie pink, it has a cream finish. Only problem.. it sits on your lips! I just feel like it doesn't sink into them. If you like a milky finish on your lips you will like this one.

Gardenia: Pearl finish pinky red. It is really pigmented too.

Fig: This is a beautiful color. When swatch, it looks more corally pink. On my lips it looks like a warm creamy pink. Again it is really pigmented.

Rose bud
Rose bud: This lipstick is really frosty. It's not as pigmented as the other ones. It is a light pink and the frost is a warm color.


I would repurchase NYX lipstick but you really need to find some swatches if you're going to order online because on their website or on you won't be sure of what it looks like.

I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to follow :)

mercredi 5 juin 2013

NYX lipliner pencils reviews and swatches part 2

Hey guys!

Here are the swatches of the part 2

From the right: Rose, citrine, hot pink, flower, sand pink, nude pink, edge pink, peekaboo neutral, nude pink, nude

Bare lips

Rose: Matte mid toned blue base pink

Citrine: Frost rusty brown-red color.

Hot pink
Hot pink: Matte bright pink.

Flower: Frosty baby pink. This is the type of color that looks completely different on the web site. If I knew it would look like this, I would never have bought it. I'll probably use it as a highlight in the middle of my lips :S
Sand pink

Sand pink: This color looks more blue toned on my lips than when I swatch it on my arm. It's a mid toned pink. It's warmer and darker than rose lipliner.

Nude pink
Nude pink: This is exactly the type of color I have in mind when someone says nude pink. It's on the warm side and I wouldn't wear it all over my lips but it works beautifully with a nude lipstick.
Edge pink
Edge pink: Look fuchsia on my lips. Pearl finish, blue toned and on the bright side.
Peekaboo neutral
Peekaboo neutral: Darker, warmer and more on the warm side than nude pink. It's also a matte.

These ones are retractable so you don't need to sharpened them!

Nude pink
Nude pink: Matte neutral mid toned pink.

Nude: Light nude color. It's a matte and less warmer and more light than peekaboo neutral.

I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to follow :)

lundi 3 juin 2013

Revlon lipsticks: reviews and swatches part 1

Hey guys,

I decided to swatches my revlon lipsticks today.
Revlon makes one the the best drugstore lip products. They're great quality for a reasonable price, especially with the cream finished ones!

Top row: part 1
Bottom row: part 2

From the right: Sky pink, smoked peach, rosedew, softshell pink, pink in the afternoon, gentlemen prefer pink, love that pink, persian melon, wink for pink, primrose and coralberry.

From the right: Sky pink, smoked peach, rosedew, softshell pink, pink in the afternoon and gentlemen prefer pink.

Bare lips

Sky pink
Sky pink: Baby pink not too cool toned not too warm toned. It's a matte formula so if you don't exfoliate or moisturize your lips it will emphasize any imperfection (as you can see on the picture).

Smoked peach
 Smoked peach: Orange shade with a touch of brown. Also a matte formula, so it's drying on the lips but it will last a long time too.

 Rosedew: This lipstick has a pearl finish which makes it not as opaque as cream or matte. This color is actually similar to smoked peach but not as opaque so your natural lip color will affect the final look. With my pigmented lips it makes it more red than smoked peach. It does have some shimmers (nothing crazy just a few)

Softshell pink
 Softshell pink: Pinky coral shade, since it's a pearl finish it doesn't look on my lips the same color as in the tube (I would put some concealer or foundation on my lips before applying it). Again, there are a few shimmers in this lipstick.

Pink in the afternoon
 Pink in the afternoon: This lipstick has a cream finish (my favorite) it won't dry out your lips and it's really opaque. This shade is a beautiful warm pink.

Gentlemen prefer pink
Gentlemen prefer pink: Pearl finish, this color is a cooler toned pink but still a really natural looking color.

This was the first part.

I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to follow :)

Revlon lipsticks: reviews and swatches part 2

Here's the part 2 with the rest of the swatches!

Top row: part 1
Bottom row: part 2
From the right: love that pink, persian melon, wink for pink, primrose and coralberry.

Bare lips

Love that pink
 Love that pink: Bright pink with a touch of coral in it. One swipe gives you an opaque color. I would use a lip brush with it. It has a cream finish but on the dryer side which makes it last a really long time.

Persian melon
 Persian melon: Bright cooler toned pink. It has a cream finish

Wink for pink
 Wink for pink: This is a "my lips but better" type of color. It's a sheer warm pink with a pearl finish. I wish this lipstick would have a cream finish so it would be more opaque.

 Primrose: Really cool toned pink. It's more mauvy than sky pink and less drying since it's a cream finish. It's really opaque too.

Coralberry: Mid toned coral shade. It's more on the brown side. It has a pearl finish than makes it look too much like a frost for my taste. The shimmers on this one are gold.

I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to follow :)

samedi 1 juin 2013

Origins Super Spot Remover

Hey guys!

I thought I would share with you my favorite product to get rid of pimples. It's my Origins Super Spot Remover.

I have to say for time I saw it I was a little disappointed... it's so small and not cheap!
It's now retailed in Sephora for 17$ (on the canadian website). At that price you expect a product of 10ml (0.3fl.oz) to be amazing and in that case it's the truth.

The active ingredient in it is salicylic acid.
For how effective it is, you would think it has a high percentage but it only has 1.5%.
It's probably due to the fact that it has a gel consistency. The gel won't go anywhere else!

It is the best product I have ever used to get rid of acne! After a few hours there is already a huge difference and overnight my pimples were almost gone.
I have very dry and sensitive skin and I didn't have any bad reaction to it.

As you can see this product has been well loved... I'm almost out of it :S
But it has lasted me over a year so I guess it's not bad!

I love the packaging.. you can easily control how much you use and you won't spill it.

A little tip (useful not only with this product) is to not "over used it" (let's be honest we all tend to do that!). By that I mean that if you apply a lot of it pretty often and you don't moisturize your skin, you might dry patches around the pimple.

I love the packaging because you can easily control how much you use and you won't spill it.

+++ Very effective
+ The gel consistency helps treating only the area that you want
+ Packaging

- Not cheap (17$) but well worth it
- Little bottle (it still lasted me over a year!)

Will I repurchase?

YES without a doubt!

I hope you enjoyed :)

jeudi 30 mai 2013

NYX mega shine lip glosses part 2: reviews and swatches

Hey guys!

Here's part 2 of the swatches:

From the bottom: Perfect red, salsa, la-la, smokey look, tea rose, beautiful and nude pink

From the bottom: Perfect red, salsa, la-la, smokey look, tea rose, beautiful and nude pink

From the left: Perfect red, salsa, la-la, smokey look, tea rose, beautiful and nude pink

Bare lips

Perfect red
Perfect red: Creamy classic red. It's not too blue toned or too orange. It is extremely opaque, one swipe and you get this intense color. I would recommend wearing a lipliner with it!

 Salsa: This lipgloss has a mauve color with some really fine blue and silver shimmers. You don't really see them on your lips.

 La-la: Sheer coral color. You can either wear it with a coral lipstick to make it more vibrant or over a nude one to make it more fun for the summer! In the tube (like sugar pie) it seems like there would be some tiny shimmers in it but you don't notice them on your lips.

Smokey look
Smokey look: In the tube and even when you swatch it, this color can be a little intimidating for people with light skin. But it's a sheer gloss so it won't look as orange on your lips as you can see. It turns out to be a warm nude color. Like the name says, it's beautiful with a smokey eyes!

Tea rose
Tea rose: When you see this lip gloss in the tube, it looks like a mid toned mauve color. Turns out it's a sheer version of it. It's more wearable and looks more like a mid toned mauvy pink without shimmers.

 Beautiful: The base color of this one looks similar to the beige lip gloss (mid toned pink). Only it has some noticeable gold shimmers in it. The shimmers stay on your lips even when you don't have any more gloss on!

Nude pink

Nude pink: Opaque creamy peachy pink color. Keep in mind that the cream colors look better when you let them sit on your lips for a little while! It's another version of a nude lipgloss that won't make you look dead.

Hope you enjoyed :)