However, in order to control my spending, I decided today, Oct. 3rd 2011, to follow my girl's initiative and go on a beauty products-buying hiatus. Steph, you lasted a week, let's see how long I last ;) My goal is one month! And since this is a challenge where I make my own rules, I will allow myself to spend my 60$ worth of Optimum points at Shoppers (because it's not real money and I earned it okay?! :) Wish me good luck!
Andrea's Eye Q's makeup remover pads & eye makeup correctors - I bought these 'cause they were on sale (2 for 3.99$, usually 7.99$ each!), the pads are good, efficient and not irritating for the eye, really thin though (you will need at least 2 per use), the 'correctors' are not worth it, they're too wet or something... I will probably go back to my Sofcil once I finish these.
Origins Ginzing eye cream - AWESOME. I've always wanted to try it and with the Bay having a sale on Origins products (that NEVER happens) AND a gifts with purchase, I just couldn't resist. It's beautifully creamy, it smells great and it brightens like no others. I love using it every morning.
Origins Checks and Balances cleanser - I got a sample when buying the eye cream and I fell in love. It has a refreshing minty smell, a nice creamy texture and most importantly, leaves the skin really clean (without completely drying it out). A potential substitute to my Clarins Cottonseed foaming cleanser, which is a lot more expensive.
MAC Fluidline in Midnight Blues - A beautiful and unique color (dark teal), very pigmented and easy to apply (works like a charm with the 211 brush)
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel eyeliner in Eggplant - I didn't have any purple gel eyeliner so I decided to give this one a try. Overall, I was a little disappointed by the intensity of the color.
Nars Duo eyeshadow in Grand Palais - From the new collection, ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. I wear the taupe all over the lid and the pink in the outer corner. The colors are beautiful mixed together, very sophisticated I find.
MAC 211 eyeliner brush - I think this brush came out recently along with the new fluidlines, and I love it. It glides on so easily and the pointy tip allows for a nice wing out.
Maybeline eyeliner brush (comes with the gel eyeliner) - Great brush! and definitely makes up for my dissapointement in the gel eyeliner (I would have paid 8$ for this brush alone!) Although not as precice as the MAC 211, this brush is nonetheless great and easy to use. I like to use it on my waterline, the bristles are soft enough.
MAC eyebrow pencil in Lingering - This product is perfect, period. Thanks BeautyWithStephanie for the recommendation.
MAC lipstick in Girl about town - Very intense magenta (which didn't really translate on this picture), not an everyday color.
MAC lipstick in Lady Danger - Orange red, not an everyday color either!
(I bought these two at the same time, and they're definitely the loudest colors I own. Now I just need to find occasions to show them off!)
Nars lipstick in Pago Pago - Nars' new collection is oh-so gorgeous. Pago Pago is just the perfect nude for my natural darker lips. It lightens them slightly without making me look a ghost. It's creamy, almost glossy and smells fantastic (kinda like green tea?!).
MAC lip erase - As recommended by my girl EssKayJay, this product is da bomb, totally neutralizes your lip color without drying them out. Very unique product.
Revlon nail polishes in 799-Plum night and 915-Crème brûlée - Did I need more nail polishes? Absolutely not. But these were on sale for 2.99$ and they're gorgeous!! The first one is a deep purple-blue and the second is satiny gold-beige. I've been wearing Crème brûlée for 2 days now and I'm seriously obsessed with it. I don't want to make a premature statement, but I think it made my top 5 nail polishes of all time!!
Point G macarons - I just discovered these and they totally changed my opinion of macarons (I used to think they were too sweet). The Caramel Fleur de sel & Maple Taffy ones are TO-DIE FOR, absolutely insane. And yes, I agree the picture would have been better with a full box, but I was driving home, they were next to me, what was I supposed to do? :D
talk to you guys later!! (I'll try to be better and post more often)