Wednesday, 29 February 2012

HAUL Part 1.....MAKE-UP:)

Hi Beauties, I was super duper bored today and just itching to get out of the house but what to do..a few gift cards left in my wallet so why not go shopping. Didnt buy to much but what I picked up I'm loving:)

Benefit CABANA glama box set $42 

Benefit They're Real Mini Mascara $12

Eye Shadows $18 each in ShimmerMoss & Retrospeck (re-purchase) 
Lipstick $17.50 in Lustering

I also snatched up....
Hair Bow clips from Forever 21 $2.50
Hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works $2.00

I decided to do this post in 2 parts Make-up/Accessories & Clothing which Im putting both up at the same time, so scroll down to the next post if you want to see part 2:)

Sara XO

HAUL Part 2 ...Clothing:)

Hi again Beauties this is part 2 of today's haul..Clothing. Hope you had a chance to check out part 1..My Make-up Haul in the post right above..if you haven't take a peak:)

Hoodie $50 Coral/Orange..Wow the softest most comfy sweater ever. If you do check these out they run really big. I'm a small but buy most of my tops in med/lrg for a slouchy feel..the Med in this sweater was huge, hung down to my knees. I went for an extra small.

Black I Know U Love Me Long sleeve $29.00..Bought to sleep in but knowing me I will end up wearing it out as part of a comfy lounging outfit.

FREE Pink Bag for spending over $75..Super cute!!

Cropped Crochet Style Sweater $23.80 ..thinking this sweater will look adorable this spring/summer

It feels so weird to finally have no Gift cards in my wallet..for some reason I always have a stack. But I have some really cute new things..So I'm a happy Girl today.

Sara XO

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Hi Dolls, Sorry about the lack of posts lately the cold I thought I was going to get over on my own is worse then ever a month later and has turned into pneumonia but I'm on lots of meds now and although not feeling better yet I just missed you all too much to hold of writing any more. 
During this time I did run out of my VICHY 3 in 1 cleanser I use alone to take off my make up & wash my face when I'm too lazy to use my Marcelle system or as a toner after..I decided to try some thing new and I'm glad I did. 

BIODERMA -Micelle Solution for Sensitive Skin

This Non-rinse, fragrance free 250ml water like formula cleanses, removes make-up from face and eyes and soothes.

Well now that I have read you whats on the bottle I will tell you my honest opinion. I soak a few cotton pads and wipe over my face and eyes to remove my make-up and it works great. It takes everything off including eye make-up without irritating my skin or eyes. I also like that it hasn't dried out my skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. Its great that there really isn't a smell to this product, it gets another check mark from me for that one. 

Ive only been using Bioderma for 3 days now but so far I'm really like it. Just wish it was in a bigger bottle like Ive seen posts and videos on. 

Hope you like this review and my post will be back on schedule very soon.

Sara Xo

Friday, 24 February 2012


Hello Beauties, today I decided to share some of my favorite Drug store beauty finds. Im always trying out new products and these are ones I bought, tried and liked/loved enough to repurchase when I run out. I will try to put the price in if I can remember but most things I buy on sale.

*GARNIER Skin Renew B.B. Cream - Using as a primer under foundation &  alone as tinted moisturizer  in Light/Medium $15.99
*RIMMEL Clean Finish Foundation - Light buildable to med coverage, has vitamins A & E in 240 Soft Beige
*MARCELLE Translucent Face powder - Finishing powder with major staying power with out looking cakey  $15
*RIMMEL Match Perfection Concealer - 2 in 1 concealer & highlighter. Its creamy consistency covers undereye circles well in Ivory 

*RIMMEL Natural Bronzer - Great Colour for my skin tone, has some shimmer but its not noticable on my skin in 027 Sun Dance $7.50
*PHYSICIANS FORMULA Glow and Mood Boosting Blush - Very pretty pink, quite shimmery but gives a flush & glow to your cheeks. Natural $15.99
*MAYBELLINE DREAM BOUNCY BLUSH - I have mentioned my love for these blushes enough already. Adore all the colours but Im reaching for Candy Coral A lot lately $10.49

*RIMMEL Lasting Finish - This rosy neutral lip colour is a my lips but better colour, it goes on smooth and doesnt dry out your lips. 050 Paradise $6.50
*REVLON Lip Butter - I dont find these as moisturizer as others claim but I love the colours and how smoothly it applies. 010 Raspberry Pie

*REVLON Photoready 3D Mascara - New to my collection but Im loving the way it lengthens, volumizes and seperates my lashes. Blackest Black $9.99
*COVERGIRL Lash Blast Fusion - My go to water proof mascara. Very Black

*MAYBELLINE Eyestudio Gel Eye Liner - Very pigmented formula goes on smooth and stays all day. Black $11
*MAYBELLINE Waterproof Liquid Liner - Thin felt tip applicator makes lining my eyes easy as well as doing a great cat eye. No smudging all day. Black $9

Well there you go..up later my High end Loves at the moment

Sara xo

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Hey Dolls I was on another quick trip across the street to the mall this time for more much needed cough drops and while checking out tester colours of the Revlon Photoready foam foundation I saw the new Revlon PHOTOREADY 3D VOLUME MASCARA was on sale So I picked one up to try and review. After checking out the package in the store I was thinking this mascara looks promising, the wand shape all though not the exact same reminded me of my fave Buxom Lash and the spiked end would be great for getting all the pesky lashes on the inner and outer corners I always struggle getting. The actual mascara container I don't really like but if the product is great I don't really care.

OK well once I got home, unpackaged, washed off the mascara I was wearingand tried this new mascara first impression was right. Fabulous Mascara. 

                ONE COAT
                   TWO COATS

*The wand does not come out clumped up with product. 
*The 001 Blackest Black is truly blackest black
*No Funky smell like with some mascaras I have bought (latest was Loreal)
*Lashes looked super long with just one coat
*Lashes looked volumized but not clumpy with 2 coats
*Kept a nice curl (after using my Tarte eye lash curler)
*Been wearing this Mascara for 6 hours now with no smudging so far

I love all beauty products but I'm a sucker for pretty Blush, Best concealers and finding my all time Favorite Mascara...Thinking this is a great drug store alternative to some high end greats.


Monday, 20 February 2012

My ESSIE Nail Polish Collection!!

As all you beauties can tell I just adore Essie nail polish if you didn't all you have to do is look at one of my posts. I was putting my polish back in my rack after taking pictures for last nights post and decided to share my current Essie collection. I say current because I know with out a doubt I will be buying from new collections as they come out and I always come across ones I don't already have. Maybe you will see one you don't have in your collection and might want to check out.

Luxeffect...As Gold as it Gets, A Cut Above, Set in Stone, Shine of the Times

Below the Belt, Great Expectations, Body Language, Topless & Barefoot, Jazz, Sand Tropez

                     Mink Muffs, Chinchilly, Power Clutch

           Adore A Ball, Fiji, Cute as a Button, Mod Square

Buy Me a Cameo, Lady like, Eternal Optimist, Angora Cardi, In Stitches

               Tart Deco, Enuff is Enuff, Who's She Red

             Lilacism, Foot Loose, Jamaica Me Crazy

             Merino Cool, It's Genius, Sassy Satchel

  Sew Psyched, Turquoise & Caicos, Absolutely Shore

Beach Bum Blu, Trophy Wife, Lapis of Luxury, Mezmerised

well that's my collection of Essie polishes at the moment. I really tried to get the true colours of these beautiful polishes on film but its night time so the lighting is pretty bad in my home right now. If any of you have a favorite Essie Polish please let me know so I can check it out.

Sara xo

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Garnier Skin Renew B.B CREAM..My 1st Impression:)

Hi Dolls, I have been hearing more and more hype about BB Creams and Ive been dying to try one out. I keep  reading up on different brands bringing out there own version of the Asian beauty wonder..Well today while i was at Shoppers i noticed they had the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream on sale so I figured this was my chance to check one out and do a review for you guys.

First Off as soon as I put it on the back of my hand it felt more like a thick foundation then light tinted moisturizer and the colour pay off was right in between the two. I love tinted moisturizers and my skin really doesn't get that many blemishes but i do have a hard time with discolouration around my nose and under my eyes as you can see in my yet again braving the camera with no make-up pic below. I had high hopes this would conceal these problems better then a tinted moisturizer. 

Here is what I liked and didn't like about my first time using the Garnier BB Cream. Well right away I hated the dispenser. I wish the hole where the cream came out from was flush with the top but it isn't and cream collects in the well with every use, I found only a Qtip got it out. The cream it self is great easy to apply, blends beautifully and the light/medium colour works great on me. I will still be using my concealer while using this product but a lot more sparingly because it really did help even out my skin and i would say more then any of my tinted moisturizers. 

The Box claims This product is an all in one- Renews, Brightens, Evens and Hydrates for 24 hrs. Well I don't know about the Renews & 24 hr part yet but I can say from my first impressions that it does do what it says when it comes to Brightening, Evens out and Hydrates and my skin felt so silky like i had applied a really good face cream which is probably from the Vitamins C+ mineral pigments that this product claims it contains. 

           COLOUR SWATCH

                        NO MAKE-UP

 Some times it is hard to tell from a photo how much different a product  makes your skin look but in person it really did. Bottom Line I really recommend you try this or another brand of B.B Cream  if you get the chance..I know I will continue to use this awesome new product:)          

Sara XO

Friday, 17 February 2012

A Little Collective Haul :)

Hi Beauties I have a collective haul for you tonight. Most of it is nail polishes I have picked up over the last month or so I forgot to show in other hauls and a few other things. All of these Items I bought on sale here and there then put them away in my collections right away..Here's my haul:)

Sand Tropez
Buy Me a Cameo (has alot more pink then pic shows)
Eternal Optimist
Adore A Ball
Luxeffects As Gold as it Gets
Luxeffects Set in Stones

RIMMEL Moisture Renew Lipstick 620 CORAL QUEEN


Hope you liked my little collective haul:)

Sara XO