Nov 21, 2011

First Holiday Tutorial of 2011!

The first Holiday tutorial of the Season is now up on my YouTube channel! It is a beautiful smoky blue/grey eye with a champagne highlight, flushed pink cheeks, and a frosty nude lip:) I adore this look, I decided to wear it again today!






Nov 20, 2011

TAG: IF ALL MY MAKEUP DISSAPPEARED! and new filming schedule!

So, I've just finished a 6 hour shift at work and eaten half a delissio pizza in my jim-jam's! I have been working on filming a video or two every day for you guys who subscribe--it's not fair to not upload new stuff for you! I'm going to work on editing this week and hopefully get some stuff up for friday. My New upload schedule will most likely be Monday, Wednesday, Friday I think that would work best for me:)

I've just uploaded a TAG video! it's the ten products I would repurchase immediately if all my makeup dissappeared:) I hope some of you will do this TAG, it's so much fun--and it helps to get to know other people and their favorite products as well!

stay classy, xxcassie

Nov 17, 2011

MissPixieLuLu's Scream for Halloween Contest

While sitting and waiting for my hair dye to set, I was checking my e-mail and I was just so surprised to see one from Lucy-MissPixieLuLu on YouTube! She was writing to let me know I had won second place in her Scream for Halloween contest! This was my entry look...
 
I was so shocked and amazed, I thought for sure the other entrants had kicked my butt in that contest. I have won...

- Rimmel-Colour Rush Trio Eyeshadows in Maritime
- Sally Hansen-Natural Beauty Lift & Define Mascara in Jet Black
- Rimmel-Lasting Finish Powder Blush & Highlighter in Summer Fever
- Natio-Ultra Shiny Fruit Gloss in Melon
- False eyelashes!
- Bloom-Brown Sugar & Fig scented hand cream
- Garnier-Ambre Solaire self-tanning wipes
- A super cute necklace by Gloss!


I am still just so blown away that I even placed at all! Thank You a million times Lucy! 

Nov 14, 2011

IMATS 2011 EXPERIENCE!!!

I went to IMATS Toronto this past Sunday and had a blast! I took my younger sister; Skye and we had the best time! We met Koren Zander of Enkore makeup Fame, we saw Elessa Jade of PurseBuzz, Bought everything and ate french fries like Bosses.

We arrived to the Toronto Congress Centre at about 9:35 a.m, and were able to Purchase our tickets Immediately, we joined a short line and were let into the show at about 9:48. I was very surprised and delighted. I've never been to any sort of "Convention" where it's so well handled, and so easy for the attendees to get in and out without complaint. The Centre was very clean, as were the bathrooms (FINALLY!!!), and as far as I know; the ATM did not run out of Cash!

As soon as we were let in, almost everyone rushed over to the NYX booth; I could see why, amazing quality for even amazing-er prices! To my dear Skye's dismay they were almost completely sold out of their soft matte lip cream's I had heard so much about, so she purchased a burgundy-red colour in the lip cream as well as a foundation and an eyebrow pencil; I bought: eyeshadows and bronzer, lip laquer and eyeliner, lip liner, nail varnish, eyeshadow base, makeup removing cleansing oil, false lashes and an eyebrow pencil.

After we left NYX we ventured over to Crown Brush (imho: the best brush company ever!) and bought, bought, bought, purchased, at least 4 times throughout the day; many, many brushes, brush cleaner, cotton pads, an eyeshadow palette (from Jordane), and Single Use Spatula's!

We went over to peruse: NARS who were selling at normal price, Naked Cosmetics who have the neatest mineral shadows and cosmetics, eye kandy glitters, LA Splash Cosmetics (I bought their eyeshadow sealer--it's freakin' amazing!), and a few others.

Then we went to see the O.C.C booth, and the beautiful Lip Tar's. We tested them all, then purchased Hoochie for myself: which is this awesome intense lavendery magenta shade. and Skye purchased NSFW: which is a very true red.

We also visited Royal and LangNickel brush Co. to purchase a few of their brushes, and Bdellium Tools to pick up a few more! One can never have too many brushes. I now have a bajillion brushes, well 32 to be exact.

Model In a Bottle was one of our final stops for the day, Unfortunately their debit machine got busted in Transit, so I called The Best Boyfriend in the World! and he came to bring me some cash. I purchased their sensitive skin formula setting spray and I must say so far I am very impressed!

Overall we had a great day at IMATS and I will for sure be attending other years!

Nov 11, 2011

Coconut Oil To The Rescue!

I heard somewhere that every 7 years your body chemistry changes, which could hold some truth. Some have no allergies and then all of a sudden are burdened with an assortment of allergies, I decided to research this, and found extremely mixed results. This leads me to believe that this "7 year" phenomena is partially truthful.

My poor skin is suffering! my skin has always been sensitive and fairly dry; especially in the winter/late fall. This year my Skin is extremely parched, worse than desert terrain! It hurts without multiple moisturizing products, and putting on my foundation is an extremely painful endeavor!

My mum has eczema on her hands, BAD! so we always have ├╝ber moisturizing products in the house. This morning in particular; I was beside myself! The sahara-like conditions of my skin were way too much to bear, so I took to the Coconut Oil, and slathered it all over my face and decollete area--Boy was I pleased, I smell like delicious treats, and my skin is happy for the first time in weeks!

You can purchase a massive jar of Coconut Oil at any health food or Bulk store, I believe this particular one came from a Shopper's Drug Mart.
Stay Happy and Healthy
xx Cassie

Nov 10, 2011

Benefit High Beam-Favorite product Review!


So I was wracking my brain trying to come up with something to post about today, It's my day off-and it seemed appropriate that I write a new blog post. I have been so excited and pre-occupied with IMATS, that it has been tricky to update.

I figured it was time to write a review of Benefit's High Beam, I've had it for months; I still have half a bottle and I use it everyday! This product is amazing, It's perfectly shimmery and it has an amazing creamy consistency. Benefit says ...

"Why we love it

Our satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek & brow bones for a radiant glow. Use as a spot highlighter or delicately blend all over your complexion. Looks perfectly radiant on all skintones. It's the "supermodel in a bottle!""

 I love it, you only need the smallest amount-I use two dabs on my cheek bones and then pat/rub it in, the glow that it gives me takes the place of a mini Tahitian vacation for my complexion! Now don't get me wrong it isn't a tanner, and it doesn't make me darker, it makes me glow, it gives me a radiance that other highlighting products just can't!

It's Overall rating (On the Website) is 4.7/5 stars and Many others seem to love it just as much as I do. I may try other illuminating products in the future; but I will always go back to High Beam!

Do you Beauties have any "must use" products in your arsenal's?

Nov 7, 2011

IMATS'11 and Dry Skin, HELP ME!

I haven't been purchasing many beauty products lately in anticipation for IMATS Toronto 11! I'm going on the Sunday-November 13th with my sister Skye. It is going to be so amazing! I've heard amazing things from people who attended in the past, and I'm finally going in my 22nd year!
 I plan to grab a lip tar or two and maybe some OCC nail lacquer's, some NYX products, Orgasm in the multiple from NARS maybe some Make Up For Ever, butt-loads of brushes (you can NEVER have TOO many brushes!) and maybe get a bit of my Christmas shopping done.
The cold weather brings fireplaces, holidays, cute boots and coats, delicious holiday inspired lattes, and of course...the dreaded dry skin, lips and hair. I despise this time, because even my super dry skin moisturizers don't give me enough! I NEEED HELP! My normal lip balm doesn't give me enough moisture either, my hair seems to be okay for the most part as it's not over washed. I NEED A WINTER FRIENDLY MOISTURIZER/SKINCARE ROUTINE!!! what are your favorites for the holiday season?

check out this too! http://allaboutladythings.blogspot.com/2011/10/urban-decay-giveawaysorteio.html

Nov 2, 2011

Favorite Polish for November-Misa-Like it Like That

It's no secret that I have a penchant for bright and vivid colours, whether it be in clothing and accessories, makeup or hair; I love loud, punchy colour! It's no different when it comes to my nail varnish; My absolute favorite nail lacquer at the moment is "Like it Like That" shade 236 by Misa Nail Lacquer. I already wrote my review of it, I know, Okay? There's something charming and very sophisticated about this Opalescent Emerald Hue, I've just got to shout from the rooftops about!
 
First of all, under most indoor 60 watt bulbs it appears a very deep, dark emerald/blue, almost Oceanic! My Camera can't begin to capture it's beautiful shimmering colour, as it seems to take on a chameleon-like character under different lights; but each and every one is absolutely stunning!


It's a very hard polish making for a very clean manicure and a very long lasting one, I've done my nails about a week ago with this polish and just a few minor chips at the very tips of my nails (which I'm extremely hard on, btw). This polish just continues to amaze and surprise me with it's awesome-ness! and at $7.95 CAD it's a super steal!

Nov 1, 2011

Halloween!

So Unfortunately I worked this Halloween. I closed the Store at my Old Navy. We don't dress up, so I went in with false lashes and halloween accessories. I did However; wake up at 5 a.m to start on my sister's festive makeup:)
Tasha asked me to make her a Road-Rash Zombie, slightly cartoony and very bloody. I like to think I obliged well. She was super cute, one side was all raw looking and the other side of her face was a cartoony greenish grey zombie:)

Skye wanted me to do "whatever" to half of her face, so that one side was normal but when she turned her head, she wanted that WOW factor. I gave her a shelf-butting head gash, a bloody nose and an air-ated cheek complete with a latex tooth that was hand painted.

Courtney wanted Black Dahlia corpse. So I spent the evening researching crime scene and autopsy photos. We went with wax for the slit mouth, and grease paints for the coloring.

I had so much fun doing the makeup for these guys, I love inventing looks and making them my own. It gives me so much practical knowledge as well, I can apply techniques I've seen, read and heard about.
I hope you all had a fantastic Hallow's Eve!