Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Presents!

Wow. That is all I have to say. Christmas is always such an amazing time of year and I absolutely love it! The only downfall of this year was that there was no snow on the ground, which is something I grew up with here in Canada. I got some pretty amazing gifts from my family, and I'm sure that everyone liked the gifts I gave them. My brother REALLY enjoyed his gift. I got him Assassin's Creed Revelations and he had ordered a special pack of the first three Assassin's Creed games for Xbox 360. I'm really happy with all I got for Christmas, especially with the new Zelda game for Wii!! It just came out over a month ago on November 23 and is the 25th Anniversary edition of Legend of Zelda with a cd of 8 songs. I'm a pretty big Zelda fan and bought myself the first Zelda game for Wii, Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, for my birthday in 2008, even though it came out in 2006. I still have yet to finish the game, but I'm working on it!

Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
As you can see, I'm very excited about this gift. Along with everything below, I also got some more clothes and money. The Roots socks came in a pack of three with a grey and black pair and a red and white pair. They are super comfortable! I took all these pictures with my new camera, so my next NOTD will not be blurred. My old camera is now five years old, which really isn't that old, but it was a very basic camera. This one is pretty basic too with no extra lenses or anything, but it's so much better than my old one. My old digital camera was an HP and it was getting so bad that my Blackberry's camera takes better pictures than it.
Clockwise from top left: Long sleeve shirt from Gap, eye mask, Burt's Bees Peach and Willowbark deep Pore Scrub, Burt's Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil, Nikon Coolpix 56200 Camera, Cupcakes calendar, Roots socks, American Eagle flats, Avon Naturals Body Glazed Apple and Walnut moisturizing hand and body lotion, clementine and Hershey kisses, Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword.

OPI Designer de Better and Animal-istic
I also got these lovely polishes, which I adore. The Designer de Better one is a Miss Piggy polish and the Animal-istic one is Animal, who happens to be my favourite Muppet! They're both from the Muppet collection. Anyway, I'm thinking of doing a NOTD for the Designer de Better and will do one for Animal-istic when I wear it.

Thanks for reading and I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays, spending them with good company and food.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Philosophy's Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser Review

Monday I was at the mall and decided to stop by Sephora to pick up this cleanser. I heard about it from my friend Brittney on her blog, Finding Glitzerland. She made a post about her skin care routine and talked about the cleanser. I read it and decided to try it because my old cleanser, Spectro Jel, really dried out my skin. I have oily skin so when it gets dry it ends up getting even oilier when my pores create more oil to compensate for the loss of moisture. Anyway, so I bought this cleanser and I've only had it for a few days but I love it! It doesn't dry my skin out and makes it feel super soft. It may be only a few days, but I'm hooked on this stuff already!

I give this cleanser to thumbs up, so far. It is rather pricey, but I think it's worth it. It is certainly much better than Spectro Jel anyway! I'll do a post on my whole skincare routine some time soon.

***Disclaimer: I am not in any way affiliated with the company mentioned in this post.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nail of the Day: China Glaze Naughty and Nice

This is such a great holiday colour! It looks like a nice wine red and can be worn with just about anything, in my opinion. I applied two coats because it's pretty thin, but it ends up looking quite nice. I applied a base cat, two layers of nail polish, and a layer of top coat. My base coat and top coat are both OPI. My appologies for the blurry picture. My camera is finally starting to give up (after 5 years) and I think it's about time I bought a new one. The picture was taken in artifical light.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara Review

I appologize for the lack of blogging! I have been so preoccupied with exams and essays that I have had no time to blog! Anyway, here is a review on Maybelline's Great Lash mascara.

I absolutely love this mascara. It has been working out for me so well! I had been using a mascara from Avon and I found it really clumpy. It was also supposed to last really long, and it did! I couldn't get it all off with my makeup remover so whenever I went to wash my face or shower the next day, I would have raccoon eyes. Very unattractive. So, I decided to give this mascara a try. I've used it before, but for some reason I had never picked it up again. I tend to switch mascara a lot and don't really stick to one product.

So, I really like this mascara because there is no clumping AT ALL. It is magnificent. Really brilliant. And it doesn't coat my eyelashes in gunk at all. It makes my eyelashes look super long and full without making it look like I'm wearing mascara. It also comes off well when I use my makeup remover, it doesn't stay on and give me raccoon eyes in the morning like my Avon mascara did. It is just fantastic. I really can't say this enough times!

This is definitely a two thumbs up product (all my reviews seem to be two thumbs up, maybe I should do a review on something really crappy soon). It's also inexpensive so you're not going to break the bank on this product any time soon.

***Disclaimer: I am not in any way affiliated with the company mentioned in this post.