Friday, December 31, 2010

My top 10 makeup buys of 2010

I'm not a crazy makeup fan, never will be a makeup artist, or even attempt to make a youtube video. I do however, spend thousands on makeup and other beauty stuff. I love it, and no I don't have the patience or time to wear makeup every day so the majority of it sits in my closet.

What I love most are products that just work well! I love these products and cannot live without them!

So, here is my top 10 buys of 2010:

  1. Cruella by NARS (velvet matte lip pencil) - it's an amazing shade of red, just add a little red lip gloss (be forewarned - it does smudge!) 
  2. Zoom Fast Black Lash by M.A.C. (mascara) -  I layer it on before any night out - my only concern is that it's very difficult to take off
  3. Leopard Love Complexion by Too Faced (blush, brightener and bronzer) - works so perfectly for day & night! 
  4. DiorSkin Nude by Dior (liquid foundation & loose powder) - matches my skin perfectly, applies flawlessly, no cakiness and I can just wear the powder alone for light coverage
  5. Sunbaked No. 2 by Sephora (trio eyeshadow) - the closest thing I have to the NAKED pallet - the colours work SO well together 
  6. 24K by Smashbox - (eyeshadow) - the perfect gold eyeshadow 
  7. Sunswept - Blush & Brighten by Laura Geller (Blush) - this is such an amazing duo blush, I layer it on for the evening look, and it works great in the summer AND winter
  8. Retractable eyeliner by Sephora (black eyeliner) - this product just works, I need it for a top liner and I fail with liquid, this gives me a thin or thick top layer liner - perfection each time 
  9. Tarte Treasure Chest/ Jewelry Box- (fine I lie, I bought this December 09 but thoroughly used it in 2010) - this box is AMAZING, the eyeshadows I have used excessively, the pigment is great, the lip colours are long lasting, and no complaints from the cheek wear - ps. it's a steal of a deal 
  10. Stay don't Stay by Benefit (eye primer) -  this product works well and that's all that matters, I prefer it over the paints from M.A.C.

What am I looking forward to most in 2011? The damn NAKED pallet by Urban Decay... waiting patiently.

So, what are your favourite makeup buys? 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

... Waiting for 2011

This was meant to be a quick blog post to simply announce "Coming Soon", but once I added in the title it made me reflect on 2010 - and since I have no blog posts from this year - I figured I might as well leave something behind.

2010 has definitely been a year of discovery - but can't we say that for each year? The one thing I've discovered this past year is my ability to work hard. I've worked hard this year, but not hard enough - and that's why I'm looking forward to 2011 - to push myself even harder.

So here's a quick recap of 2010:


  • New Job
  • Dominican Trip
  • Jashan Bhangra event 
  • Camping in Radium
  • Summer of idiocity
  • 5K Run 
  • One too many drunken nights
  • Countless 87C meetings
  • Vegas


  • pfffffft we don't mention those 

Ah... after writing my highlights it doesn't seem like it was a very exciting year at all - o well, all the more to look forward to in 2011. 

ps. looking for an awesome blog template - I'm welcome to recommendations