31 March 2013

GoToob Squeezable Travel Tubes

I'm currently in Chicago for work.  I was notified a few days before I had to depart, so I had to do some last minute packing.

These GoToob squeezable travel tubes are amazing for travel, and definitely helped to lighten the suitcase full of business wear.

25 March 2013

Vancouver Fashion Week - Fall/Winter 2013

I had the opportunity to attend the Friday showing of Vancouver Fashion Week 2013.  Many thanks to Rosalia for generously inviting me to tag along with her, on a media pass.  Rosalia has a super chic style -- Check out her fashion blog:  style-love.blogspot.com!
I also got the chance to meet Kerri, whose style is what I would describe as trendy professional.  Plus, her exercise regime is beyond admirable.

It was a great evening overall, and I really enjoyed myself.
I still cannot believe I attended an event as media -- It sounds so swanky!
At one point, I was sitting in the front row!

19 March 2013

REVIEW: Benefit Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

I'm not a big fan of lip gloss, but nonetheless, I was happy to receive this Benefit Dandelion lip gloss in my February 2013 Topbox (my post).

It's quite a generous sample at 6.5 mL / 0.22 oz.
(A full sized tube is 0.5 oz, at $18 CAD)

16 March 2013

Embryolisse Skincare On HauteLook Now (Sale Ends Sunday, March 17)!

Embryolisse is one of those skincare brands that is super coveted, thanks to Lisa Eldridge's blessings.

It is currently on sale right now on HauteLook! (The sale ends Sunday, March 17 at 8AM Pacific)
This is just a screenshot of three of the products.  There's quite a few more.

HauteLook is a members only flash sale website.  If you do not already have an account and wish to take advantage of the sale, please kindly purchase through my referral link:

Purchasing through my referral link will give me a $10 credit -- I will be very grateful of your generosity.

Please note that I am not affiliated with either Embryolisse or HauteLook.  This is not sponsored or by request of anyone.

- M

15 March 2013

How To Follow Us: Weare Practically Frugal

One of my favourite pastimes is browsing through blogs.  I have a huge list of people whom I follow via Google Friend Connect (GFC)/Google Reader.  The news of this Google function ending is like hearing that one of my old love beauty products is being discontinued.

Taking inspiration from Be Beautiful, I would like to inform you of other options of following us:

(this is my personal favourite)
Bloglovin' will import from Google Reader for you -- No fuss!

Hello Cotton


- M

P.S. Some of you may be aware of my personal Twitter handle and instagram -- You can always connect with me there, too.

14 March 2013

Tresemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray

I'm a big fan of my CHI hair straightener, but I want to minimize the damage that's due to heat styling.

Last summer, Ingrid/Missglamorazzi was talking about this Tresemmé one.  In true fangirl nature, I bought it in hopes of having locks like hers.

13 March 2013

March 2013 Topbox (Regular Box)

It seems like most of the boxes shipped early this month.  Topbox usually ships on the 10th of the month.

Before I received my tracking number, I got this email:

This prompted me to snoop around for spoilers.
I found this dialogue on their Facebook page:
HAHAHA... well, this would explain why ran out of the Mythic Oil.

It seems like most packages were shipped from Vancouver this month, though, mine was still shipped out of North York.

11 March 2013

Used Up Beauty Products / Empties #2

Last month, I did some major spring cleaning at home.  In the midst of reorganizing my bathroom, I noticed a crapload of samples and products that were less than half full.

I made it a goal to finish up all of these leftovers and get rid of the clutter, before I was allowed to open something new.

Ergo, my second empties post... (See my first empties post here).

This picture serves as a fair warning for a really long post, haha.

10 March 2013

REVIEW: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow (Bad to the Bronze / On and On Bronze)

This is arguably the most popular cream eyeshadow of the moment, or at least, within the last year.

I avoided these for the longest time, mostly because of the hype.  When I did finally bite the bullet, Tough As Taupe only satisfied, not overwhelm.
However, seeing how I'm in love with limited edition shade, Barely Beige (my review), I decided to give this one a shot.

Please note that these cream eyeshadows have different names in Europe.  The North American name is Bad to the Bronze.  Its European name is On and On Bronze.

8 March 2013

Shoppers Drug Mart 25% Coupon - March 8, 2013 ONLY!

If you have anything on your drugstore shopping list, today's the day to go get it!

Unfortunately, you can only use this on regular priced items.

Print out your coupon here:
Make sure you bring the print-out -- they're assholes about it.

- M

7 March 2013

REVIEW: Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Taupe

In December 2012, these Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliners kicked up quite the storm within the UK.  Everyone  received their package from Rimmel UK's PR team and subsequently, had a corresponding blog post or a video.  In particular, they raved about the Nude and Taupe ones.

Within the last month, these eyeliners arrived in North America.

Unfortunately, I have yet to find a nude one that hasn't been compromised, but I did get my hands on the taupe one.

5 March 2013

REVIEW: L'Oreal Rouge Caresse/Colour Riche Caresse Lipstick

I first heard about these from essiebutton.  Being the lipstick snob that I was, I spurned drugstore lipstick, thinking that they were of lesser quality.

Oh, how wrong I was.

3 March 2013

REVIEW: Soap & Glory Flake Away

As the biggest fangirl of UK beauty bloggers/youtubers, I'm constantly bombarded with Soap & Glory product raves.  It's a readily available drugstore brand that's based within the UK.

I've been dying to try their body scrubs, so I almost squealed when I noticed my local Canadian Shoppers Drug Mart stores stocking their shelves with Soap & Glory products.

really wanted to find the Sugar Crush body scrub (Sammi/Beauty Crush review here), but I don't think it's available in Canada.

I saw Flake Away, and remembered reading tons good reviews on it, a while back.  It smells exactly like the Clean On Me shower gel that I had recently used up (my review here), so I bought it.

1 March 2013

I got *bleep*ing Essie Mint Candy Apple!!!

I get the hype.  Literally, got the hype. haaahaaahaahaha...

Someone get married -- You may borrow this from me.