Sunday, 24 February 2013

Beauty Wishlist!

This is just a quick post for today, but I wanted to share my first Beauty Wishlist with you guys! It's sort of a long one [in my opinion]... 
     (not in any particular order)
Top Ten Eyeshadow Palettes from Hard Candy 
 Jumbo Eye Pencils from NYX
     Eyeshadow Palettes from Wet n' Wild
Baby Lips from Maybelline
Infallible Eyeshadow Pots from L'oréal Paris

                                        La Couleur Infallible
                                Innocent Turquoise
Outlast Nail Polishes from Covergirl
 ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadows from Revlon

 Colour Tattoo Eyeshadows from Maybelline
Colour Riche Lipstick in British Red from L'oréal Paris
Queen Jumbo Gloss Balm from Covergirl 

Hopefully I will be able to purchase some if not all of these products! If someone has tried out any of these products, please let me know your opinions on it! 

Thursday, 21 February 2013


A few weeks ago, I was channel surfing and came across CNN. They were talking about this animal-friendly clothing line that was hitting the runways. Being a vegetarian myself, I was interested to know more about this line.

The designer of VauteCouture is Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, who wanted to create a winter dress coat that was 100% animal free yet still warm enough to last through the frigid months. She designed a coat that was warmer than wool, wind- and snowproof, and heat retaining. Shortly after, Leanne decided to put these coats up for sale, and eventually got customers.

In summer 2009, Leanne's line was released. Since then, VauteCouture has hit it off! The clothing is 100% vegan, and is also made with recycled and recyclable fibres as well as organic materials. Here are some of the clothes!
Belden Coat
No Animals Harmed in the Making of Tee
"No animals harmed in the making of tee" Shirt
Twilight Dennell Dress-Handpainted
Twilight Dennell Dress- Handpainted
I suggest you check out the website!

And follow Leanne on Twitter!

xx Mandy

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

Ok so I have about a billion coupons to save money on Covergirl products. And yes, I know that just because I have them doesn't mean I need to buy something. I've already let some of the coupons expire. But last week I was craving a new product or two. I came across Covergirl's new 3-in-1 foundation. You've probably seen the commercial, with Sofía Vergara (aka. Gloria from Modern Family), talking about how it lasts all day because of its built in primer. I decided to test this product out myself, and here are my thoughts. 

 First of all, I'm happy to finally have purchased a foundation with a pump. Squeezing out my old foundation everyday was getting a little annoying, especially since it was running out. The back of the bottle claims that it has built in primer so it will last hours upon end, has the coverage of concealor, and blends like foundation. All I can say is: Yes, yes, and yes! This foundation is great, and I am 100% satisfied with it! It covers my pores and dark spots and I have not yet broken out from it. I've stopped using my concealor from before because this stuff is great for covering the dark circles under my eyes! The shade I picked out (Classic Ivory) is literally the perfect shade for my skin tone. I will definitely be repurchasing this product, and I highly recommend this for anyone! I've heard from people with all skin types that it has been a success with them. 

xx Mandy

ps. Guess who's turning 16 this Tuesday?! ;)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Avon Haul & Reviews!


About two weeks [and one day] ago I received my order from Avon. I had been looking forward to getting my purchases, and let me say I am definitely satisfied! Time to share my haul with you!

Extra Lasting Lipsticks
Avon has a cosmetics line called 'Extra Lasting' and I wanted to try out some of their lipsticks and see if they really do last long. The shades I ordered were Forever Pink and Nude Blush. First of all, these colours are insanely pretty! Although I do prefer matte lipsticks over glossy, these lipsticks are some of the only glossy ones I can put up with all day. Yes, all day. I found that the average amount of time the colours stayed on my lips were about 5-6 hours. And I am a girl who enjoys to talk, drink [water, duhh], and of course eat, so having a good lipstick that will last me a while is a staple!

Forever Pink (left), Nude Blush (right)
Forever Pink (left), Nude Blush (right)

Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick
I was really excited to test out this product because I am looking for a really great and long lasting concealer. After wearing it for a few days I realized a few pros and cons: 
  • Con: It sort of hurts to apply
  • Con: It's hard to blend in
  • Pro: It lasts all day
Unfortunately, this was my least favourite product. While concealers that are too watery are to be avoided, rough concealers just irrate your skin, and that's exactly what I experienced with this. I found that it isn't very creamy and always pulls on my skin. Blending is a very hard thing and takes me a while to do it, but by then most of it has actually been rubbed off. Fortunately, it does last the majority of the day!
(forgot to take a picture of my own... oops)

Colour Eyeshadow Primer
A good eyeshadow primer is something everyone should have! As mentioned in my 'Understanding Makeup Part Three: Face' post, I explained how primer helps keep makeup in place all day and not smudge or crease. Avon's Colour Eyeshadow Primer was one of my favourite purchases because it really does keep my eyeshadow in place all day! And thankfully they just came out with the light beige shade so it can match my skin tone.
(forgot to take a picture of my own... again)

True Colour Eyeshadow Duos
Definitely my favourite of all of them. Because there was a 2/$7.99 deal, I ordered two palettes, one in Gold Goddess and one in Vivid Orchid. Down below you can see some swatches of the colours. These shimmery metallic eyeshadows are products that I am now going to be re-purchasing over and over again! I can't get over how great they are and how GLITTERY they are! These shadows make my eyes pop so much, expecially the gold shade from Gold Goddess. I think everyone should order them!
Vivid Orchid (left), Gold Goddess (right)
Vivid Orchid (left), Gold Goddess (right)
 Ultra Luxury Liners
Finally, I bought some liners because if you have been following me for a while, you'd know how much I love eye liners. I ordered one in Dark Brown and another in Eggplant. These liners are extremely creamy and do not pull on my skin while being applied. They aren't something that stand out to me because of a special quality, but they are eye liners of very good quality and I was definitely satisfied with them.
Dark Brown (left, unsharpened[oops]), Eggplant (right)
Dark Brown (left), Eggplant (right)
So there's my haul! You'll for sure be seeing more hauls and product reviews for Avon on here in the future! 

xx Mandy  



Thursday, 7 February 2013


Hey, readers! You may have noticed that I have not been writing as often as I wanted to. I just wanted to let you all know that a lot is getting in the way of my blogging, such as my dad's health and school projects. But don't fret! I am still trying my hardest to get a post in every now and then. I will never leave you guys :)

xx Mandy