Tuesday, September 11, 2012

YSL Glossy Stain & Maybelline Stain Gloss Review & Compare

Retails: $32 (Sephora)

A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain.

Left to Right: Shade 9, 17, 8

Shade 9
Super easy to apply
Shade 8
 Shade 17 

KISS test right after the application
After 5 hours with eating

Retails: $6.94 at Walmart
Lasting color. Vibrant sheen.
Meet the first-ever 10HR stain gloss.
Shine enhancing formula glides on lightweight color that won't dry out.

After 5 hours with eating

Let's Score It  - YSL

Repurchase it? 
As you can see, I've got a few shades already
Color Selection?
Amazing range of colors


Feels a bit waxy on the lips
Lasting power?

Hefty $32 on Sephora
Let's Score It  - Maybelline

Repurchase it? 
As you can see, I've got a few shades already

Color Selection?
Okay, but not as many as YSL


Not as elegant as YSL
Feels a little more creamier on the lips comparing to YSL
Lasting power?
Definitely didn't last 10 hours

See you next time...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Benefit Bathina 'Take a Picture it Lasts Longer...' Review

Get the glow on with Benefit Bathina


Definitely my newest obsession, this little tin of shimmery silky balm is the best thing for your bare legs or where ever else you would like add a shimmery glow.  

The retro feel of Benefits packaging is always super fun, packed with vintage glamour. 

Here is swatch on my hand, it is hard to capture the sheen on camera

Let's Score It  

Repurchase it? 



Retro rose scent that fits the product

Velvety, buttery and smooth

Hefty $28 on Sephora

See you next time...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Review! Does it work?

Hey everyone,

Take a look at the step by step tutorial using MakeupBee tutorial creator. For more details, click here.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Is this as effective as actually wearing false lashes? No
Would I repurchase? Maybe
My score: 3.5/5

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sugarpill Makeup and Lit Cosmetics bright look for summer

I wanted to create a wearable yet bright and fun look for the summer. Here is a fun yellow one. For list of products go to https://www.makeupbee.com/look.php?look_id=39654


Friday, April 27, 2012

Exciting news! and Awesome New Jewelry from Jenny Bird

As many of you know, I LUV LUV the modern vintage feel of the pieces by Local Toronto accessory designer Jenny Bird and I was an early FAN of her designs.

She recognized that and would like do a collaboration with my Youtube Channel: Makeupbyti and my blog.

Here comes the exciting news: my views on my Youtube channel and blog will receive a 30% discount on her latest collection with the code: T30

Here are my TOP 3 picks from her current collection.

Check out her site: Jenny Bird and take advantage of the discount code :)

The Seven Wonders Collar

The Heishi Necklace

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Awesome Jewelry Jenny Bird Show and Tell

Being a Torontonian, I love supporting local Toronto designers, especially one that FAB like Jenny Bird.

“My line was born out of many inspired moments of observation and a calling too poignant to ignore. It was so hard to find beautiful accessories that were fashion forward yet well-made, luxurious yet priced affordably. Few things on the market were distinctly beautiful with a meaningful story; everything felt vacant of soul. I didn’t want obnoxious brands or empty fast fashion. I wanted indie-luxe and cool. I couldn’t help myself but to create.” Jenny

Her designs are carried at Holts or you can buy them on her website: Jenny Bird

Her designs has become my wardrobe stables.  Her new collection is coming out and I've got more pieces to show you soon :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gradient nails with Essie, OPI, NYC & L'oreal polishes

I used the sponge method for this with the following polishes:

1. Essie Turquoise & Caicos for base
2. OPI Muppets collection - slightly darker blue
3. L'oreal Blue Marine - the shimmerly blue
4. NYC 115A - the dark blue on the tips
5. OPI Crown me already - the glitter

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ombre hair

Wanted something brighter, fun yet easy to maintain. My hair stylist suggested Ombre hair, no roots touch up, emphasizes layers/texture more and makes hair appears more voluminous.

I love it!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Indeed labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster Serum Review

Indeed labs really makes some great products!  I've been having issues with dry flaky skin around my nose and on my forehead. Weekly masks, creams, oils helps a little, but when I apply foundation you can easily see the flaky dry skin around my nose.

I already love Nanoblur by Indeed labs, when I discovered Hydraluron moisture booster I had to try it out.

What is it?

This serum uses the world's purest hyaluronic acid from the Netherlands to restore optimal hydration levels. Incorporates a bio-engineered strain of red marine algae to help achieve ideal penetration of hyaluronic acid. Over time, this serum increases skin's hydration level and minimizes the need for frequent topical moisturizing. This increase in moisture levels has been shown to increase skin elasticity and reduce surface roughness.

Hydraluron uses a premium grade of hyaluronic acid from the Netherlands that can attract 1,000 times its weight in water. Clinical in-vitro and in-vivo (12 participants) studies of this grade have shown that it can increase skin hydration significantly, resulting in an increase in elasticity of up to 27% and a decrease in surface roughness by as much as 10%. 

How to use it?

Apply a small amount over the entire face before applying other moisturizing creams. This serum provides below-surface hydration and is not a substitute for topical moisturizing creams. Using this product increases the sin's ability to retain moisture over time and reduces the amount of topical moisturizers needed to maintain ideal skin hydration..

Did it work for me? 

Absolutely! I know skin care products is one of those things that one must try themselves to really get an idea of it's effectiveness. 

For me, after 2-3 applications, I notice a dramatic improvement in the dry areas of my face. I have not changed any other part of my skin care regime.

Would I buy it again?

Yes Yes Yes

To find out more or to buy: http://www.indeedlabs.com/locations.aspx

Friday, January 13, 2012

Colored contacts review Fresh look One-Day color contact lens Green

Hi all,

Today, I wanted to share a review with you,  that is coloured contacts I've ordered recently!

For those of you that don't know, circle contacts has been a huge thing in Asia for a few years now and has spread to North America lately.  They are iris enlarging contact lens that makes your eyes appear bigger, that's why they are aka Big Eyed contacts. Think cute babies with huge eyes/iris staring at you :)

I don't need glasses/contacts, therefore wearing them is simply for fun.  I have tried circle lenses in the past.  About a year ago, out of curiosity I bought some GEO brand circle contacts(popular Korean brand), the diameter of the lens ranging from 14.2- 14.5.

After trying them, I realized that circle contacts with 14.2-14.5 diameter are slightly uncomfortable for me, imagine constantly feeling like there is something in your eyes.  I do know some others friends that have tried the GEO ones don't seem to have the same issue as me.  After wearing a few times, I gave up and didn't want to bother with it anymore.

Recently, I started getting the itch to play with colored contacts again, and since I wasn't too fond of the GEO ones, I decided to research COMFORTABLE circle colored contacts, with a SMALLER diameter.  After reading blog reviews and watching Youtube video reviews. I have found this site: Contact Lens xchange based out of Singapore.


I browsed around and ordered a few different kinds based on my research.  Shipping from contactlensxchange was fast and without issues.

In today's post I'd like to share FRESH LOOK ONE-DAY color contacts with you - in green. They also come in blue, hazel and grey.

They are 13.8 in diameter and has a 55% water content.

Here is a photo of me with it on, needless to say my normal eye color is a dark brown.

A close up of the eyes

As you can see in the picture below, it has only a slight enlarging effect, but I thought the overall green effect is great and gives my eyes an interesting finish.

After wearing them, I have to say they are much more comfortable for me than the ones I've tried in the past and would LOVE to try the other colors next.

I also ordered some One Day Acuvue ones with slight enlarging properties that I will share in subsequent posts.

Thanks for reading!