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Saturday, June 6, 2009

I’ve been hearing this ALL day today!  What’s all this about?  Anyone watch Flashpoint?  If you don’t, definitely check it out.  It’s a really good show.  Why else should you watch it?

Today was my very first time at a film set as an extra.  And wow… it was LOADS of fun, and I met some awesome people!  The sun was blaring, and including that with having to do lots of running outside and inside did get a little tiring after awhile though.  I was on set for 12 hours.  I was getting pretty tired by the end … I had to be there at 6am! Crazy early!

Here’s a few photos I took from the set of Flashpoint! In this episode, bombs are about to go off at a university, and they must evacuate all the students and profs, and the SWAT team as always saves the day. =D

I’ve got a bunch of other photos on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39038866@N05/sets/72157619310284832/

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A little adventure…

After job training on Tuesday… I went on a little adventure to Casa Loma and took a bunch of pictures.  It’s such a stunning place!  Here’s a few photos I took.  There’s so many more on my Flickr =D Check it out!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39038866@N05/sets/72157619196945238/

Done my contest yet? =P

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I’ve really put both these products to the test!

First… the nail polish, the colour is in Tallulah… it’s a limited edition… deep purple.  I had this polish on for a week, and I helped a friend move out of her apartment (includes helping her pack, moving boxes and all that stuff).  I helped her move out the second day I had the polish on.  By the end of the week… my nails look like this…  IMG_0001

There was minimal chipping!! There’s also a few scratches on the surface, but it was hardly noticable!  Keep in mind that I’m pretty rough with my hands… I still do whatever I need to get done without being too careful about my finished nails… I’m just too lazy, and I like to get things done fast. haha

I complained about the price of it in one of my haul posts… but for it’s staying power… I can’t complain about that anymore! It’s amazing =D  Under normal conditions, i doubt there’ll be any chips =D  I’m impressed!  Hands down the best polish I’ve tried!!!! [I have yet to try OPI though] haha

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Alright… onto my never ending search for a eyeliner… in terms of liquid liners… I think I found my ultimate liner… cheap & it LASTS!

I’ve had the liner on since 9am, and took the picture around 9pm… after I went out for a run! the liner really stays put!  I have MAC’s fluidline on the lower lash line, and that’s smudged a bit… but the liquid liner is still in place! Definitely recommend checking this liner out. =D

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Updateeee

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wow! I feel like I havn’t blogged in FOREVER!  I’ve been job hunting… and ok… I admit… a little lazy.  Oh geez… I’ve got quite a few things to blog about, which I will get around to soon! … a few looks … my new handbag, which literally screamed my name when I saw it… It told me ‘Cathy… BUY ME!’ LOL … I still have some BB Cream reviews, and a review on the NARS nail polish…

I went for a job interview today… and I GOT THE JOB!  =D  Working at the bookstore for my University!  It was the only place that replied me out of the numerous places I’ve applied to.   No one wants me =[ =[

I will be doing more posts… SOOON!

NARS Tallulah Swatch

Monday, May 11, 2009

Continuing with my purple obsession… I decided to go for the dark purple nails… Here’s a swatch for the new limited colour by NARS.  Me love it!

2 coats…

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Tallulah & Blue Lagoon are my first NARS nail polishes.  I really like how smooth and pigmented these polishes go on!  The price is a bit hefty.  For 2 polishes with tax was $47 CDN =S  But … the quality of it is amazing =]  Today is the second day of wearing it, and there are no chips, nothing!  Even with nail polish on, I’m not really that careful when I do things, so the polish gets scratched on chipped pretty quickly… at least the Sally Hansen ones I usually wear do… Will update on how long this lasts me! =]

Weekend Haul…

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just a short post… I visited Sephora this weekend to check out the limited nail polish collection from NARS.  I also went to MAC to get a brush since I still had a bit left on my gift card. =]  My haul…

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Nail polishes – Tallulah & Blue Lagoon.  I’ve been lemming for a dark purple polish =]

Brush – MAC 217… I’m slowly building my collection… ssslllllooowwwllyyyy…

MAC A Rose Romance Haul + Look!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My haul is quite microsized haha… Here’s what I bought

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The collection was really pretty, but I had to limit myself to what I should get=[

I already have Creme-de-Violet… Here’s the look I did …

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I took Creme-de-Violet and put it all over the lid, then I took Silverthorn and it put over Creme-de-Violet on the inner half.  I then intensified the outer corner with a bit more Creme-de-Violet and just a hint of Black Tied e/s.

On the lower lash line… Silverthorn on the inner half, and Creme-de-Violet on the outer half.

I put on falsies to finish the look… Something I rarely do because I really SUCK at it haha… I’m getting better at it though! =]  I received these falsies from a swap.  It’s some Korean Brand, I don’t know where the cover went so I couldn’t really tell you much about it.

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Lips: Mac – Gingerroot lipliner, Marquise’D l/s, Love Nector l/g

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Purples…..

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Me + purple… so predictable!  Here’s another purple look I did.  This time, it’s a bit less dramatic, more on the chic side, I’d say.

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I only used 2 colours here =] MAC Satin Taupe on lid and Nocturnelle on lower lash line.  Then the rest of the same old routine… liner + mascara haha  That’s basically it!

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SURPRISE!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What else have I been up to lately?  …

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I’ve set up my own min blog store!!!! These are just a few items I have. =]  GO CHECK IT OUT!! =] =] =]

http://myminiblogstore.blogspot.com/

Exams are done!!! =] =]  I’m unofficially done undergrad… lol

Wow… I’m so very behind in reading posts and commenting.  It feels like I haven’t been on Blogger for awhile!  This is going to take a bit of time… hehe

What did I do to celebrate my temporary freedom… probably guessed it by now… me and me food!!

A couple of friends and I went out for lunch at Eggspectation downtown.  eggs… yum!!!

If you’re in the downtown area… definitely check Eggspectation out for brunch! =]  Here’s the website for more info.  http://eggspectation.ca

IMG_0010  The bf’s … french toast, scrampled eggs, ham, potatoes

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Mine…. I got pancakes and sausages instead =] yum!

FOTD - Smokey Purple

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Me love me purples! =]  I love how it brings out my brown eyes.

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I tried something new this time.  For the outer corner, I decided to try to mix two colours together – I used MAC’s Parfait Amour & Nocturnelle together.    Parfait Amour has a blue undertone to it, and together with Nocturnelle, it turned out beautifully! =]

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For the inner half of my lid, I used Beautiful Iris (also by MAC)

Foundation: Smashbox Halo Powder – Light

Blush – NARS Oasis

Lips:

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I kept the kips more natural looking because the eyes are a bit more dramatic.  I used:  Gingerroot lip liner, High Tea l/s & Fluorabundance lipglass (all MAC).

Instead of just lining the top lashes and the outer half of my lower lashes, I rimmed my entire eye this time to give it that more dramatic effect.

The finished look:

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A place I’d love to go back to…

Friday, April 24, 2009

I visited my parents 2 summers ago, and it’s only a 4 hour drive to Banff.  We went there for the long weekend.  It’s such a beautiful place!!! The waters are so clear, and the scenery is breath taking!  The mountainous area is great for hikes up the mountain!  The reward is to see the waters and vegetation from above.  I took hundreds of photos while I was there, here’s just a few of my favorite shots!  =] 

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My other love…

Monday, April 20, 2009

Aside from beauty, and fashion, and all the materialistic things out there… I love music… and I love playing the piano.  I kind of regret not listening to my mom when she told me to practice when I was younger.  I was a bit of a rebel haha.  I didn’t really like the songs I was given to practice for piano exams, and as most kids… they don’t like to practice… and I was one of them.  A bit about my piano background:  I started playing the piano when I was maybe 4 or 5, and stopped taking lessons in Gr. 9 because my workload was getting crazy!  I was preparing for my Gr. 8 piano exam, but I never went to it.  I haven’t really played much since I stopped taking lessons.  Music is one of the things I run to when I want to get away from reality, like now! I don’t want to study anymore!! haha

Rather than studying… I’ve been playing the piano a lot lately.  It keeps me sane from all the studying.  3 exams to go!

Most of you ladies out there probably already know where this song came from. hehe  I didn’t really like the movie, but I really LOVE this song.  It’s so soothing and soft =]

I still see room for improvement here… but anyway… here it is:

Adapted from Sephora.com:

Purity Made Simple
What it is:
A highly effective one-step facial cleanser.
What it is formulated to do:
Philosophy Purity Made Simple is a ph-balanced formula that rapidly dissolves dirt and makeup while deep cleaning pores. The best-selling cleanser contains infusions of sage, chamomile, and carrot.
What else you need to know:
Purity Made Simple is part of a collection of Philosophy products designed to soothe even the most dry and sensitive skin.
Best of Sephora Winner 2008

I received a sample of this from Sephora, and I’m almost out.  I do plan on buying a larger bottle. =]

I *love* this cleanser.   I have combination skin and this stuff is great! My face feels so soft after – like a baby’s bum.  It never leaves my skin feeling dry or tight.  It feels… balanced and fresh.

It takes off all my makeup, cleanses, and tones all in one step! me love. =]  Especially since I’m so lazy, and this allows me to skip steps hehe.  Also, the product is categorized as ‘Naturally Sephora’.  To learn more about Naturally Sephora - *click here*  The scent smells a bit herbal, doesn’t bother me.  The consistency of the cleanser is liquid.  It doesn’t really foam, and on my face it feels gel-like?  I don’t know.  Maybe that’s just me. haha

Overall,  I think this is an excellent cleanser.  I definately recommend going to Sephora and asking them for a sample.  Hey … it’s free … that’s always a good thing. =]

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

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