Monday, 7 April 2014

KKCenterHk 15 Pieces Pink Handle Nail Art Nail Art Brush

Hello friends! First off I wanted to apologize for taking so long to write up this post. I had a time frame in mind but the brushes became misplaced when I was rearranging and moving my melmers awhile back. So for today, I finally have the KKCenterHk N.NAIL 15 Pieces Pink Handle Nail Art Nail Art Brush for review. This brush kit is priced at $13.50USD, comes in a plastic pouch and the smaller brushes all had a protective tubing over the bristles. 

Source: KKCentreHk
Source: KKCentreHk
Source: KKCenterHk

The set includes:
Pull Pen x2
Line Pen x1
Painting pen x1
Paint pen x 1
Spread pen x 4
Dot Pen x 1
Sketch Pen x1
Fan-shaped Pen x2
Gel Nail Pen x 2  

 Brush Pen Materials :  Synthetic Fibre
Synthetic fiber elastic texture, smooth surface, durable, easy to clean





Click to see some looks I created with the brushes

Sunday, 16 March 2014

L'Oréal Warehouse Private Spring Sale 2014

Hi :D

I love warehouse sales, I try to go to a few of them in a year and just take a look at all the sales. I've been trying though to be good and not buy things if I don't immediately need them but still...!
Btw, I didn't really bother taking pictures, I should have! But I was so tired so sorry for the wordy post :P

Anyway onto the information:
ps. Most information for warehouse sales are similar so you can kind of eye it.

For this sale the dates are:

March 13th - 16th
March 19th - 23rd
March 26th - 30th

Hours of Operation:

Wed - Fri: 11:30 am to 8 pm
Sat: 9 am to 5 pm
Sun: 10 am to 5 pm

No plastic bags available. No strollers.

Location:
342 Wildcat Road
Toronto, ON
M3J 2P5
CANADA

Details:
A ticket is good for 2 visits and 2 persons per visit.
Each ticket is good for up to 600$ and they have maximum quantities (shown on ticket).
Since it's for personal use I don't really think people would be hitting the limits but a lot of people do buy many gift sets for later on etc..




 Click the picture for more details, I left these images huge for you ;)



Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Kinetics Hello, Ice Cream Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2

Hello again friends! For those of you living in southern Ontario, I hope these spring and summer colours will distract you from the cruel joke mother nature has decided to play on us. Yesterday we had wonderfully mild temperatures and I could've done without my jacket but today...man, I don't even know what to say except I'm glad I haven't put away my winter clothing yet.

Today I have the rest of the swatches from the Kinetics Nail Systems Hello, Ice Cream! Spring/Summer 2014 collection. In case you missed part 1 of this awesomely colourful collection, that post can be read here.

Here is what the company has to say about this collection:

"Hello, Ice Cream! collection consists of six beautiful and fresh colors. Inspired by the latest fashion trend of Pastel Neons, as featured on many designer runway shows - the wearable hues are a fun and practical way to embrace energy and playfulness.

Each of the unique six shades are drenched in color and charged with matte effect, uniquely created for tasteful degustations for all fashionistas."



Today I will be reviewing the three polishes on the left in the picture above, Pistachio Sorbet, Lemon Zest and Salty Caramel. I love all their media banners for this collection, the graphics and designs are so cute.


Click to see and read more!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Kinetics Hello, Ice Cream Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 1

Hello again friends! Today I have some swatches from Kinetics Nail Systems Hello, Ice Cream! Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Just the words ice cream, spring, summer puts my mind at ease knowing this brutal winter will eventually come to an end...hopefully sooner than later. Here is what the company has to say about this awesome collection:

"Hello, Ice Cream! collection consists of six beautiful and fresh colors. Inspired by the latest fashion trend of Pastel Neons, as featured on many designer runway shows - the wearable hues are a fun and practical way to embrace energy and playfulness.

Each of the unique six shades are drenched in color and charged with matte effect, uniquely created for tasteful degustations for all fashionistas."



Today I will be reviewing the three polishes on the right in the picture above, Raspberry Cream, Very Berry and Blueberry Biscuit. I love all their media banners for this collection, the graphics and designs are so cute.


Click to see and read more!


Monday, 3 March 2014

Sally Beauty Half Birthday Coupon March 2014

Hi friends! So is anyone else absolutely sick of winter? This winter has been a very harsh one and seems to be dragging on as long as possible. No matter how much cream I put on my hands they still feel like sandpaper. The constant hand washing I do at work doesn't help either. I really hope this summer will be an early and long one because we certainly deserve it!

This weekend I received an email from Sally Beauty Supply, they sent me a half birthday coupon code. These are usually sent on during your birth month but for some reason Sally Beauty decided half birthdays are worth celebrating too and I love a deal so I'm not complaining :P The coupon takes $10 off your purchase of $20 or more. This is a great deal as there is a B1G1 free special this month on ALL china glaze polish and gel polish.

Here is what I managed to scoop up (sorry for the grainy pics I took them on my ipod):


I picked up 2 fast forward topcoats, Sand Dolla Make You Holla and Teal The Tide Turns from the Sea Goddess collection, At Vase Value and What A Pansy from the City Flourish collection, a pair of tweezers and a fold out key chain nail clipper

Super handy in nail emergencies!

Sharing is caring, I've posted the coupon under the cut.


Saturday, 22 February 2014

L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colours


Hi everyone!

I have a (forced) guest post to share today hehe. I was eyeing the L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colours (suchhhhh a long name..I'll just call them liquid lipsticks sorry.) the other day but I couldn't bring myself to purchase so many (I'm a cheapo ok?), so when I heard my friend was buying them I made her give me the images below! haha..


I myself have Purple Prelude which I adore.. I call it a liquid lipstick because although it has a shiny gloss finish and a gloss consistency, it's highly pigmented and rich like a lipstick. 
Coverage is great but the wear time is quite short, lasting only around 2 hours before having the feeling of needing to reapply.
The liquid lipsticks have a light fruity scent which I like..might be a problem for people who don't like scents. They're not sticky, just slightly tacky. It doesn't dry out and leaves the lips still feeling plush. It has a nice consistency.. doesn't bleed into your lip lines but you have to be careful with not glopping it on or else it'll pool slightly around the edges. So remember a little goes a long way (for a short while)!

You think these are windows but they're NOT! They're LIESS :o
Hmm what else.. Oh! The colour on the outside of the packaging.. is ACTUALLY reflective of the colour inside the tube. Although it looks like it has a window to see inside, it is actually not (unlike the YSL Glossy Stains...which I LOVEEEE looking at in stores but I digress..)..
On the top is a coloured label w/ the name and number of the product (good for storage). The tube itself is a reflective gold, it's quite sleek but it's a magnet for smudges and finger prints (boo). The bottom and the side also has a representation of the colour inside, so you can pretty much store it any which way and still know what colour it is!

Are you tired of my ramblings yet? click below for the swatches! haha..

Thursday, 13 February 2014

KKCenterHk N.NAIL Ethnic Geometry Stripe Butterfly Soft Stamp

A couple years back when nail stamping first hit the nail scene I was amazed and completely in awe of such an invention. I must admit though, many years later I still have not mastered the art of stamping. It can get pretty frustrating, I can't tell you how many times I've applied my base colour perfectly only to have it ruined by my many attempts to stamp the perfect image.

So I was quite curious when I first heard about soft stamping. What is soft stamping? Essentially it's the opposite of regular stamping. The image is instead formed into the soft stamper. The polish is applied directly onto the stamper and the excess polish around the image is stamped away on a flat surface leaving polish inside the groves of the image ready to be stamped onto your nail.

The soft stamp I received, N.NAIL Ethnic Geometry Stripe Butterfly Soft Stamping is 5.5cm diameter and priced at $7.79USD. The soft stamp can be removed from its shell. There are four images on this particular plate.

Image Source: KKCenterHk


Image Source:KKCenterHk

KKCenterHk has this great tutorial video:




Click to see how I fared with soft stamping...

Monday, 10 February 2014

Fancy Box: January Kelly Box

Happy (belated) Lunar New Year my readers!!! <3



Today I have a great monthly subscription box to share with your courtesy of Fancy!
Now, I am pretty used to the beauty type of subscription boxes where each month a company sends a bunch of beauty deluxe samples to my door. This is pretty much the same but it's not limited to beauty items!
I was really interested in trying out a Fancy Box subscription because I already have so much cosmetics and polishes piling up in my room but I miss the feeling of coming home to presents in my mailbox. This was a great change and I have to say I was pretty happy with what I received, colour me happy :).

Just a little info:
screenshot from fancy.com
Fancy box is a monthly subscription box priced at $39USD + s/h (they ship WORLDWIDE).
Shipping to Canada is $17, while to the USA was shown as $7.95. If you would like to know the shipping rates for your country, simply sign in and make a mock order, the prices will be shown at the checkout. This service is shipped via FedEx.
They have quite a few types of Fancy boxes to choose from. They have their original box full of goodies or food and then there are a few celebrity curated boxes (options shown below)...

screenshot from fancy.com
 ps. from my "amazing" sleuthing I also found out they will soon be having a Fancy box curated by Isaac Mizrahi (fashion designer)!!
At this time, they also have their Limited Edition Valentine's box (top left corner; $80 USD) which you can buy for someone, the items are already known, if you want to know more about this particular box, click here. There is one geared towards women and one towards men.

Fancy Box is supposed to include over $80USD worth of items, depending which type of box you choose, they are either food, living and home, technology, or just fun stuff etc. handpicked by a celebrity or the Fancy team.
Originally I wanted to try out Coco's or Tyler's but I got the Kelly, it ended up being a box I liked so yay! My reasoning was because Coco would be more beauty/fashion oriented so it won't be TOO much out of my comfort zone and Tyler because I was excited for all the fun kitchen tools to play with!
p.s. Bonus points to Fancy for collaborating with VERBAL. I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!! <3


The best part of this was I received this box TWO days after the order was put in. Now I am not sure if this is the norm for Fancy but I was pretty amazed by that. ps. double points for the box being purple! haha

Okay, enough rambling... let's look at the goods.