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Cyber Window Shopping Vol. 1

Cyber Window Shopping 1

I don't know about you but I am a huge internet window shopper. I can spend hours browsing the web and I don't know there is something very satisfying about putting things in your "shopping cart" even though you have no intention of actually buying them at that moment. I can't be the only one on this right? 

August Favourites 2014

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. I just started class this week, so it's been a little stressful/overwhelming getting back into the swing of things...but it's the good kind of stress.

With the whole moving process I limited myself to one makeup bag that I would take with me and then I was going to ship the rest. So this is going to be a combination of "what's in my travel makeup bag/August favourites"...let's get into the products...

Review: Bumble and Bumble Super Rich Conditioner

I am back! I've finally semi-settled in (a.k.a got my internet set up) and I'm able to get things rolling again. So, to ease ourselves back into this I thought I'd have a little chat about a hair product...

When it comes to hair styling products I won't change my routine to save my life, however shampoo and conditioner are a whole other story. Loyalty is not in my vocabulary when it comes to them and I stray, toss things aside and constantly dabble in new things...until now. 

Quiet Space

I know it's been rather quiet in this little nook of the internet as of late, so I felt like giving a little update. I'm currently in the process of moving across the country and things have been a little hectic to say the least haha...but I've been missing blogging and didn't want this space to sit and collect dust.

Basically, my entire life fits into a mixture of eleven small/medium moving boxes. At first as I was packing up my things I thought I was doing relatively well in terms of keeping things to a "minimum", but come moving them to the post office and sweating my a** off, I realised that no, eleven boxes is ridiculous for one human being...but here I am waiting for everything to arrive in one piece (finger crossed) so I can unpack and get my life together and situated. 

Review: Colleen Rothschild Skincare

You can always tell when companies attempt to enter the blogger/youtube beauty community because   it seems as if everyone and their mother begins talking about the same brand and the same products all at the same time. That's what I felt happened with Colleen Rothschild's line...which I'm not complaining because it obviously sparked my interest enough to buy a few bits. 

1. Radiant Cleansing Balm: I want to start off by saying I've never tried a cleansing balm and I'm a bit of a noob. The scent is lovely...a bit cinnamon-y mixed with that traditional herbal spa scent. The texture is similar to softened butter and it takes a bit getting used least for me. As you can see I'm almost done with it and I can't really say I'm a convert. It removes makeup fine and well, I just don't think I'm a cleansing balm type of girl. I also couldn't imagine using this as my only cleanser because I feel like I need to wash my face after this, which makes this a bit pricey to be used as just a makeup remover. 

I probably wouldn't repurchase once I'm through with this but maybe I need to try other balms to having something to compare this to. 

2. Salicylic Treatment Complex: this is put on after you cleanse and before your moisturiser. It's supposed to help with large pores, prevent breakout and oil and smooth the about some serious promises. This is something that I'm nearly finished with as well. I like it. I find that it really does smooth the skin and my makeup sits really well on my face when I wear this. I don't really see any added oil control and I still get the odd blemish, but I don't really have problem skin in terms of breakout. 

I probably wouldn't repurchase immediately...I'd wait a bit to see if I really missed it in my routine and then go from there.

3. Retinol Treatment Complex: Oh where to begin with this one. First off, retinol helps with wrinkles, clears pores and is said to brighten the face. This is what dried the life out of my skin and I'm still trying to repair the damage a month later. However, that was purely user error on my half because I didn't ease myself into it..damn eagerness. I think this has great potential to work...I'm just a bit scared to give it another go but I will once my skin doesn't hate me anymore haha. 

4. Dual Enzyme Polish: this is an enzyme exfoliator. This was a sample that came with my order and it's actually a pretty good size. This has a really fine grit to it and exfoliates amazingly...figures this would be my favourite of the four haha. I'd definitely purchase this. 

Overall, this is a solid, well put together and thought out skincare line. I think she has a good selection of products and I would purchase other things from the line that I haven't tried yet. Even though I wouldn't necessarily repurchase everything, it's not because I think it's lacking in quality it's just because it didn't work for me. Also, I wish the pricing was a bit more reasonable because although it's not obscene it's still a bit overpriced to me...but hey, you can't have it all haha.

As always thanks for reading, I know this was a long one and skincare isn't the most exciting thing to read about for some haha. 

I'll see you in my next post!

Review: Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lolita & The Dreamer Palette

Hello! Long time no blog post...I was out of town for the past week and like the brilliant person that I am forgot the cord to upload photos onto my computer *smacks forehead*  -___-

Anyway, I'm back and ready to chat about what I do best...caving into popular products because I'm a sheep and I have no will power. It could be worse, I mean it's just makeup (what I tell myself to oddly I justify things in my head).

Let's talk Marc Jacobs...

First off like everyone does, lets admire the lovely packaging. It's sleek, sturdy and perfect for travel. When the line first released I honestly thought it looked a bit cheap but it feels actually really nice and the whole look has really grown on me. 

This is the well known Style Eye-con No. 7 in The Lolita 206 . I told myself I didn't "need" this and I had no desire to buy this...but I was browsing the Sephora website, as one does, and decided to look through the Marc Jacobs line. I began reading reviews and you know how it goes, one thing lead to another and I ended up buying it later that week.  

Eyeshadow wise this was the only thing I took with me on vacation and all I could think of was "why did it take me so long to jump on this band wagon!?" Shock horror I love another neutral palette. I know there are millions of them out there but there's something about this one that just works. This is your "bright eyed and bushy tailed...I just had the best nights sleep" in an eyeshadow compact. The dark brown and chunky city shadow in the middle aren't the best textures in the world but they are entirely still usable and as for the buttah. Silky eyeshadow goodness. 

Which lead me to my next purchase...

The Dreamer 212. Of course I managed to find a Sephora while out of town and I picked this up not because I felt that The Lolita was lacking what I needed, but purely because I loved The Lolita so much I felt compelled to buy his newest neutral offering. Am I making any sense yet? No? That's okay. 

As you can probably see this one is much more warmer and perfect for the quickly ending summer months. Unlike The Lolita, there isn't a chunky glittery shade and the dark brown in this palette is insanely smooth and pigmented...actually, all of the shades are for that matter. Texturally speaking, The Dreamer surpasses the other but I find myself reaching for The Lolita to be fair I only just got this one =]

Overall, I'm impressed...I really didn't think I'd love these as much as I do. You did well Mr. did well. Now I'm eying his bronzer and I don't even like bronzer all that much...I have some serious problems people. 

See you soon!
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