Friday, 13 July 2012

what hithers in my travel make up bag

ok first things first. I'm so excited to say that i've reached 50 followers on my blog! lol.  I know this may seem like a small number to most people, but it is enough to make it the highlight of my day :D! so i would like to say a special thank you to the 50 beautiful ladies that followed my blog and everyone else who took the precious time out of their day to stop by my blog and read my posts. i really appreciate it! :3  So i've decided to post something more interesting for today's post....a what's in my travel make up bag post!!  In less than a month, I will be going to Hong Kong and Taiwan for vacation (uber excited sdkfjsldfjlssjfsdhl!!!) so i figured this would be a good time to do a post on this topic.  I know it is still super early to pack my travel make up bag, but i know i will be very busy in the next couple of weeks with school and work that i won't have time to do this post.  Also, this topic has always been one of my favorite things to read on other people's blogs, or video topic to watch on youtube!  It's always interesting to know what beauty staples are kept in other girls make up bags.  Ok, i'll stop rambling now, let's get onto the good stuff :D
This is what i use to carry all my make up when i go on trips. (i keep all my toiletries and skin care products in most likely just a ziploc bag lol.)  I got this hot pink waffle weave bag from an online store glitzy glam, that is owned by 2 beauty gurus on youtube- Elle and Blair Fowler. a.k.a allthatglitters21 and juicystar07.  They talked about these in one of their videos and i just had to check them out.  They're so cute and u get to customize the color of the bag and even the ribbon on the side :D  and the best part is u can add a small text on front of the bag to make it even more personal! in this case, i of course added my own name. (yes i do have an actual name, i'm not actually just called miss6 haha)

This bag can actually carry a lot of stuff, all these things only fill up half of the bag, but i plan to do a bit more shopping in hong kong and taiwan,  so i'm gonna leave a bit of extra room in there >:D  u may notice that my cell phone is also part of the picture, i know its not a make up item, but i just wanna include it in part of the picture cuz my cell phone case just happens to TOTALLY match the make up bag.  I seriously really didn't intend to make them so matchy matchy lol~
Benefit Hoola bronzing powder (small sample size i got from sephora)
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer dry-touch sunscreen. SPF 55
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
Benefit Coralista blush
Maybelline instant age rewind treatment concealer
Make Up For Ever HD high definition primer
Make Up For Ever HD high definition foundation

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Coastal Blues (top right palette)
Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Wild Orchids (middle right palette)
physician's formula eyeshadow quad in Canyon Classics (bottom right palette)
a random drugstore purple single eyeshadow that i love but forgot the name and brand sorry ><!
a pair of falsies i got from daiso
(also a random lash glue that i included in the 3rd pic, but forgot to take a pic of it here -_-")

Make Up For Ever eye pencil sharpener
Urban Decay Primer Potion (sample size that came with the UD naked 1 palette, i had it for a while, please excuse its banged up look)
Majolica Majorca lash expander frame plus
Benefit Badgal lash
Stila liquid eyeliner
Urban Decay Naked 24/7 travel-sized eyeliner Set (includes the colors: bourbon, demolition, stray dog, underground and zero-but i misplaced this one, so i don't have it in this pic ><)   
Make Up For Ever Aqua eyes liner
Shu Uemura eyelash curler
Nivea lip balm
Revlon lip butter in creme brulee
Revlon lip butter in peach parfait
Lancome color design lipstick in designer bloom
Urban Decay lipgloss in Naked (haha can u not tell by now how much i love the UD naked series? <3) 
this is a small make up pouch that i use to keep my brushes in.  I'm not really picky with my brushes, so I just took some of the essentials with me.  Which includes (from left to right): a pencil brush, a brow definer brush, eyeshadow brush, smudge brush, foundation brush, powder brush and blush brush.

phew~ i think that pretty much wraps it up for my what's in my travel make up bag post, hope u liked it and please leave me comments if u want me to review anything that interests you in the pictures above or have recommendations on anything else that i should bring! thanks:3

Friday, 6 July 2012

physician's formula eyeshadow quad: canyon classics

the best feeling in the world is when u find something inexpensive yet it works for you!  during my recent visit to my local drug store, i've come across the physician's formula eyeshadow quad in canyon classics~ The packaging may look simple and deceiving, but the product inside is actually pretty good quality and man is it versatile.  All the colors inside are a matte finish and the colors are very neutral and perfect for an everyday neutral look :)
This quad has a 2 different shades of medium brown, (they may look similar in this pic, but are actually pretty different) a dark taupe greyish color and a beige off white color.  I will admit that this isn't the most exciting eyeshadow quad in the world, but it is just perfect for achieving the barely there subtle make up look.  But u can also easily create a more dramatic smokey eye look by simply adding pops of other colors to the lid. i especially like adding a cool tone purple, but anything with a cool undertone will work really well with these colors.  I also use the dark taupe color to fill in my brows and the whitish color is just perfect for highlighting the cheekbone and brow bone.  The lighter shades of brown can also be used to blend out the harsh edges and also for contouring ur face!! told u it was versatile! and guess what, the size is small enough to make it perfect for traveling.  just an overall staple for ur make up bag anywhere u go (。・ω・。)ノ♡
I did a swatch for you guys outdoors because the yellowish lighting i had inside my house just wasn't doing the eyeshadows justice. (they looked like bruises on my hand ಥ_ಥ)  So as u can see, they are quite pigmented and are definitely smooth and easy to apply.  Not much fall out and blends oh so beautifully.  I cannot think of any negative things to say about this quad, well except maybe the packaging could look a little fancier? haha~ but for around 8 CAD bucks , i'm not complaining.

what are the staples in ur make up bag? :D