Monday, August 17, 2009

Collective Haul & FOTD - One Of My Favourite Looks

It's been a while since I've posted, and over the past couple of I've hauled quite a bit. Butttttt, I justified my hauling cause..

My 18th birthday is tomorrowwww!

I'm not planning to do anything, I'll probably just go out to dinner with family or something, I don't really celebrate birthdays, haha. But the first thing I'm going to do is hit up the local convenience store at 12am and buy myself my first lottery ticket. Hopefully I'll get lucky! *crosses fingers*

But anyways, here's what I hauled. I hit up MAC's freestanding store in Eaton Center to exchange Satin Taupe. I ended up exchanging it for Nocturnelle eyeshadow pan, and I also picked up Cork and Era eyeshadow pans. I haven't really used Cork or Era much yet, but I'm in LOVE with Nocturnelle, it's such a pretty colour, but the payoff sucks butt. I have to dig my eyeshadow in to get some colour, and really go back and forth and pack it on. I also had 6 empties, so I decided to trade it in at a store instead of a counter and get an eyeshadow. I picked up Woodwinked potted eyeshadow (which I later depotted). Woodwinked is a staple in a lot of peoples kits, and I really loved the colour, it's so pretty, and I think it'll be really versatile too. I especially love that it's a veluxe pearl formula. VP's to me are soooooo buttery, pigmented, and easily to apply. I only have two VP's; Woodwinked & All That Glitters, but they are definitely my favourites as far as my MAC collection goes. I also picked up a empty quad.

From top to bottom, left to right: Empty quad, Woodwinked eyeshadow pot, Era, Cork and Nocturnelle eyeshadow pans.

I also stopped by Sephora and picked up my Beauty Insider birthday gift.

I stopped by Claires the other day and picked up this brush set for $9.75 CDN, and I got an additional 20% off with my SPC Card, so my total came up to $8.81 CDN. The brush set is not bad, it came with 6 brushes, 2 shader brushes and a angled eyeliner/brow brush made from synthetic bristles, a foam-tipped applicator brush, eyelash/eyebrow groomer brush, and a blush brush. I've used them a bit so far, and they're nice. I would recommend them for a beginner, or for someone looking for cheap travel brushes.

That same day I also stopped by my MAC counter in The Bay and picked up Bare Study paint pot. I love paint pots cause they seem to help a lot better with creasing on my oily lids, but I find that the colour fades after a couple of hours. It sucks cause it seems like I'll never find anything that'll help make my eyeshadows last longer. :/

From left to right: MAC paint pot in Bare Study, brush set from Claires.

I also picked up two Annabelle eyshadows from Shoppers Drug Mart that were on sale for $3.99. I picked up Vanilla Chilla (pan) and Gleam (potted). I also depotted one of my other Annabelle eyeshadows a while ago, and for anyone wondering, they do fit into MAC palettes.

Annabelle's Vanilla Chilla eyeshadow. It's a pretty highlight colour, it has a satin-like finish, but there's minimal glitter or frost.

Annabelle's Gleam eyeshadow. It's a pretty light-golden colour.

Anyways, here's a look that I've been doing a lot lately. It's pretty simple and quick, and I love the purple. I'm still using my camera phone, so picture qualities will suck until my sister gets back with a new camera next week.

UDPP (as a primer)
MAC's Soft Ocher paint pot (as a base)
Annabelle's Aura e/s (all over the lid)
MAC's Nocturnelle e/s (on the outer 1/3 of the lid)
L'Oreal HiP Duo in Wicked (matte purple on the outer V)
Rimmel's Sexy Curves mascara
Wet n' Wild's Glow e/l (on waterline)

I also have to catch up with things that I've been tagged with or awarded, so I'll do that on my next post. (:

Till later!


Cristina [BarbieLuvsMac] said...

wow that sucks that Nocturnelle doesnt get good payoff. maybe you got a bad one cuz mine is supeeeer pigmented?

Halifax said...

Don't I wish to be 18 again :-) You're so young and already don't celebrate birthday :-) The lottery ticket idea is fun!

I couldn't claim any of my birthday gift at Sephora as I don't have a store here. Are they any good?

Happy (early) birthday to you!!!

Rai said...

Happy Early Birthday! =D
I can't wait until I can buy my first lottery ticket... 5 more months to go.

Great haul! I was thinking about getting Nocturnelle...

Such a cute look!!

lindah said...

I didn't really celebrate my 18th birthday this year either :P I just had a little get together and got DRUNK lol! :) nocturnelle looks sexy on you! I think I need to pick up some perm mac shadows :P

and have you tried udpp or tfsi? hmm.. try the smashbox primer! :) I've been meaning to buy it but I think I need to have a blog sale before I do so I can get rid of some things and have some extra cash laying around :D

Askmewhats said...

very beautiful look! and go girl for turning 18! you are so young and beautiful :) I look like a slob when I was 18! :)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday girl!
i've been debating on whether i should try those annabelle pans for a VERY long time

Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

im so excited about everything you got! Woodwinked and nocturnelle are two of my favs your look is gorgeous!


BECKY (Embrace Your Imperfections) said... look gorgeous!!! damn those anabelle eyeshadows looks so pretty and pigmented. very nice i must say.

oh and you know what, im the same i can never seem to find a good primer for my oily lids. ive tried a lot and wasted money but one thing that actually worked for me surprisingly is a concealer. I put and blend concealer on my lids and set it with a powder. my eyeshadows last a bit longer and doesnt crease as fast.

why did you exchange satin taupe? you didnt like it?

oh and thankd for stopping by my blog. its cool to know you notice how i brightened up my tearducts :)

Jaimie said...

Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day!

GoldBeauty88 said...

Aww you look so soooo STUNNING! I have to grab Mac Woodwinked before I forget completely when ever I go down my local Mac store in Brent cross I always seem to be getting more lipsticks I should make a list :D

GoldBeauty88 said...

ooh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY in advance :D

*hugs kisses*

Sisa said...

Happy birthday... belated ;-)

adin_22 said...

awww....Happy Birthday!!!Thanks for dropping by my blog....I'm your newest follower....and that Urban decay palette is really worth it..& cheap...

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

Hope you had a great birthday!!!!


Pau said...

I loved the brushes :)
sooo cute!!
u look beautiful!
I hope you had an amazing birthday!!
congratss! :)

Pau said...

I tagged you :)

Lorien BeautyLove said...

Your eyes look amazing!!! Great blog xx

Vanessa M. said...

omg happy bday!

Meya said...

you're very pretty!!
happy late b'day!