Apr 23, 2012



these are all things that can happen when an amazing giveaway like mine is announced. But you can be disqualified for not doing both mandatory entries and not even considered for being in the running to win if you don't.

The first is following my blog via Google Friend Connect (it's at the right hand side near the middle of my page) and the second mandatory thing, is follow me on Twitter @cassiethezombie. I've noticed quite a few people have entered and just followed my Twitter or just my Blog, and I'd hate for all of them to be disqualified over excitement and misunderstanding the rules.

Once you do the required entries, your chances of winning become even greater. The Optional entries show up, giving you more entries into the giveaway pool! There are still 10 days left in which to enter, so... GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE & LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Apr 20, 2012

NOTD; galaxy inspired- torial of sorts

Todays nail is inspired by the breathtaking Vista that is space. It's many wonderful stars and amazing colours have been showing up on the fingers of everyone lately. I'm here to tell you its so simple and may even take less time than your usual mani!

Start with a base of black polish, then make sure its fully dry. You' re going to want to make sure you have a cosmetic sponge and a spray bottle of water handy; as well as a tissue for blotting.
Take a pearly or white base (I used an opal shade first, then my second layer was white) spritz both the corner of the sponge you're using and the tissue, liberally with water. Then paint on (fairly thick) your first colour. Gently blot your application sponge on the tissue before it touches your nails, then create galaxies, leave enough black uncovered- we need stars!

Then just layer your colours, no need to wait for drying in between coats, because were using a damp sponge we are using a very minimal amount of product. Keep creating layers. I used: opal, white, yellow, shimmery green, pink and then I used white with my finest dotting tool (you could use a toothpick) to create tiny stars. Then seal it all up really well with one or two layers of top coat. And Voila! A beautiful, conversation starting galaxy field on your fingers. Have the best weekend everyone!

xxstay cheeky

Apr 19, 2012

The Jane Austen Argument

Let's transcend cosmetics and beauty for a minute, and just let me babble on about this awesome f@$king band from Australia for a moment. They are the Jane Austen Argument (@theJAargument on the Twitter). Forgive me for Stealing from their website (http://thejaneaustenargument.net) but, their Bio describes them perfectly
               "The Jane Austen Argument are a Melbourne-based indie cabaret duo with overtones of anti-folk and punk love. They write raw ballads with sharp tongues and perform with chaotic abandon."
They've won Best Cabaret at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the past 2 years got honourable mentions from fine publications such as Australian Stage and Three Weeks

They are the two of the most talented singer/sonwriter/composers/performers I've ever had the pleasure to listen to and they know Amanda F#$ing Palmer, and they are Melbourne's best IMHO, but my opinion is very skewed-I am in love with Tom's amazing, warm, full bodied voice.

watch THIS VIDEO of them being totally super awesome at Camperdown Park, in Sydney. This will prove how totally frickin amazing they are, if you don't believe me already! 

Some of the things on their resume of rad include:
  • hosting #twitnic's
  • playing *house gigs, *in actual houses
  • and collaborating with the likes of Amanda F#$king Palmer and Neil Gaiman, just to name a few.
THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME! and they just launched their Album Somewhere under the Rainbow so go check it out on their site and purchase it if you love it as much as I do.

xxstay cheeky

Apr 13, 2012


HEY GUYS! I'm very excited to host my second giveaway, and my first Blog Giveaway! Thank you to all who read my blog and watch me on YouTube, it has been amazing thus far; and I'm so glad you're coming along for the ride! The Contest is international as well.


1. Giveaway is open from today Friday April 13th, 2012 until Friday May 4th, 2012 @11:59 p.m Toronto Time.


3.The Giveaway is International

4. No "enter me" comments or you will be disqualified

5. You must enter on my blog and not on this video.

6. The winner must respond by e-mail, within 2 days or I will be choosing another winner.

7. Good Luck! all this goes to one sole winner!:)


Hard Candy-Fox in a box in shade#394-Skinny Dipping
Hard Candy-Stroke of Gorgeous in shade 405-Nautical
Wet N Wild Lipstick in shade#520E
2x e.l.f Mineral Eyeshadow in shades Confident and Socialite
2x Crown Brushes-C106 and small chisel shader
2x Julep Nail Lacquers in Sofia and Glenn
Sleek Cosmetics-mini high shine in#738-In Your Dreams
BAILEY COSMETICS-Fresh Lip Gloss in Berry
3x Crest Health and Radiance deep clean strips

Apr 12, 2012

April topbox! 2012

I recieved my April topbox yesterday! The 11th of april (the perfect time to get a monthly beauty box)
and in honor of Earth Month the patented tube of wonder is covered with non other than a beauty tools print on a craft paper covering, the text reads "Made of 100% recycled materials."

When you Open up the tube, the same purple tissue and crepe are inside, along with the nice cards to explain what's inside, as well as why topbox loves Earth Day! This month my box came with 5 samples.  Principessa Dry Shampoo-for Darker Shades, a Bella Pella Body Lotion in the scent Tropical Flowers, A sample of Benefit's The POREfessional, A MISA Nail Lacquer in the shade Polka-Dot Bikini, and finally a mini sample of Cargo's blu_ray powder.

Principessa Notte Breeze Dry Shampoo is a "silky, multi-use powder that is a 'refreshing treat', naturally talc free and designed to keep you 'shower fresh' all day, as well as smelling that way too with the insolina fragrance." "Sprinkle into your hair to absorb excess oils, product and create gorgeous body and volume! it magically blends roots and can extend blowouts too! Infused with a soft scent to leave you smelling as fresh as you look."
:IMHO: it smells really fresh, it has a super silky consistency, as well as volume boosting and texturizing properties--which I love! Also it is a delicious caramel color, I can't wait to test this one! My size is 30g and the full size-125g retails for $24.00CAD.

Next, The Bella Pella Body Lotion in the scent Tropical Flowers.They suggest you "enjoy the exotic scent of the South Pacific flowers with this lightweight, non greasy lotion. Enriched with avocado oil, jojoba oil and shea butter".
:IMHO: it smells awesome, and moisturizes my skin, but my skin is extremely dry so I need to reapply every hour or so. I like that the first ingredient is water, and as far as scented moisturizers go, this one's great! My sample is 30ml, the full size-175ml retails for $15.95CAD.

Benefit-The POREfessional, claims to minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores to create picture perfect smooth skin. Benefit directs you to apply this on to moisturized skin, focus on problem areas and pat then blend. It works like wall paste or spackle, in that it's texture is thin but when applied fills in pores and lines with such ease, it's also likened to butter.
:IMHO: I love how smoothy-smooth-smoothy it feels, and looks! I also love how it smells, nothing with a touch of honey! The full review will be coming your way soon guys! My size is 7.5ml The full size-22ml retails for $34.00CAD

Misa Nail Lacquer in Polka-Dot Bikini is a goregous pale peachy-pink pearl varnish. They Claim to have nano silver particles in their mix that reduces fading and chipping "for optimal shine"
:IMHO: I love the formula, it's thick enough; without being clumpy. I love the high shine of the pearl, It applies fairly even and is quick drying. Look forward to it being featured in a near future NOTD post! Mine is the full size-15ml retailing for $8.99CAD, also it came with a 20%off coupon for my next purchase of Misa varnish.

Lastly, a micro-mini sample of CARGO blu_ray pressed powder, I say micro-mini because it's literally on a 2"x2"square card! It was created especially for HD film use, the "High Tech" ingredients claim to hide lines, and reduce redness.
:IMHO: I don't feel like it reduced my redness anymore than my foundation and concealer do, I feel like it camouflaged my pores mainly because it filled them with powder, I like the lightweight of it--however, \I do feel like it congests pores, and can lead to some pretty nasty breakouts! I have no idea what this retails for or what other sizes it comes in as this is a sponsored product, and not obtained for the purpose of topbox, but to advertise for CARGO.

xxstay cheeky

Apr 10, 2012

NOTD! chocolates and lilacs

This nail look consists if the colour coffee and cream from Quo by ORLY and tickled pink from mark.

I love these shades together the Quo is cool enough to create that awesome spring feeling, while the lilac is just a stunning colour. I painted my ring and index nails with the lilac; to serve as the accent nails. I then applied polka dots with the mark. shade on top of the Quo and opposite dots on the lilac nails, creating a very egg-squisite mani.

What do you think?
xxstay cheeky

Apr 5, 2012

Glossy Box for March 2012

I finally got my Glossy Box for March on the last possible day it could arrive within the month, Friday March 30th. I was pretty upset that it came so late, but I have to say; I love it! It came with some really nice samples, and a few full size things. It costs about $15.00 CAD per month, which is kind of pricey considering TopBox also comes with the same number of samples and is only $10.00 CAD. The Box is so nice, It's a beautiful powder pink, with the GlossyBox emblem in black. The inside of the Box, is black with GlossyBox emblem's in powder pink, very sophisticated-feels like I'm getting a birthday or anniversary gift.

It comes wrapped in a powder pink grosgrain ribbon with a cute GlossyBox seal sticker. When you untie the ribbon and open the tissue you're greeted with a beautiful flat back paper envelope that is packed with all the info on the products inside and their (Glossy's) greetings card. My Box came packaged like this, how freakin' adorable right?
There is...a Pandora's box blush, a Bailey cosmetics lipgloss, a Sebastien Professional hairspray, an evian brumisateur, and an Aveeno hand and body cream.

PANDORA'S Blush in St. Tropez is a mauvey matte mid pink, that serves a multiseasonal purpose. PANDORA is a company whom designed their products with the makeup artist in mind, coming out with highly pigmented, long lasting colours, that are very easy to de-pot/add to a magnetic palette.  Mine is full size, and it retails for $18.00 CAD. I have to say I've had this blusher not even a week, and I use it everyday! It's so pigmented and long lasting, and it's a beautiful springy hue. I recommend this company to blush enthusiasts or anyone who loves quality cosmetics.

Bailey cosmetics Fresh Lip Gloss in Berry, is a neat raspberry/blackberry mix hue, with a neat multi dimensional shimmer. It is a lovely colour, but I just don't like many lipglosses. I have long hair, that I wear down quite a bit and my hair always seems to get blown across my lips, causing my hair to get all gooped and sticky, and my face gets streaked with gloss! I find very annoying and frustrating, that said This particular gloss seems to have no scent or taste, which in this case, it being so dark; I would want it to smell/taste. The company claims ït is the perfect colour accent for women who want a sheer bump of colour to enhance their pout. Mine is the full size, 8g it retails for $28.00 CAD. This product comes from Canadian Fashion Designer Brian Bailey's line of cosmetics, that promise a "polished look in under 5 minutes" I love Mr. Bailey's designs, just not his lip gloss, he shouldn't worry, I'm hard to please on the lip gloss front!

Sebastien Professional RE-SHAPER brushable strong hold hairspray is probably one of my favorite products in this month's GlossyBox. It has amazing strength, while still keeping your hair soft and not feeling like there is a tonne of product in it, When I pomp, set, or v-roll my hair, I need lots of hairspray to tame the flyaways, and this does the job purrrrrrrrrrrfectly! It has amazing hold and humidity protection which is something awesome for my extremely fine but super thick, over-processed, prone to frizz-ies and flyaways, colour treated hair! Sebastien Professional is a Salon Exclusive brand, Mine is a trial size, 43g that retails for $19.95 CAD! This hairspray is an extremely luxurious purchase, that is worth every single penny!

The evian Brumisateur facial spray moisturizes by hydrating the outer layers of skin, it tones and refreshes dull skin, and even helps to fix makeup! I love this product, and I didn't think that I would-My initial reaction to it was I felt it was "hokey" and "cheap". After one use, I was hooked, it feels so refreshing and cool on your face, I love the brighter complexion it gives me! I despise the taste of evian water, it tastes strange and far too metallic for me (a girl who likes her spring water) but the Brumisateur is an awesome product! Mine is the smallest you can buy, 50g for $7.00 CAD but oh-so-worth it, I'd even pay more for this product--I love it so much!

Aveeno \Daily moisturizing Lotion is another product received in the March GlossyBox. It contains rich emolients and natural colloidal oatmeal, it is non-comedogenic (although if your skin is extremely sensitive like mine, do not use this on your face), it absorbs quickly, and contains no added fragrance. It claims to aid in chapping and scaling that usually comes from dry skin and cold weather, It moisturizes for 24hours, and leaves hands looking healthier. It holds up it's end of the bargain; It does really hydrate skin, and super moisturize, I love Aveeno hand creams, though they are quite costly as hand creams go, they are oh-so-worth it! I really like this one. it is 71 ml, where as 354 ml which I believe to be the full size, retails for $11.99 CAD.

Lastly they threw in a sample pouch of ALGEMARIN Foam Bath. It is meant to give your skin a rejuvenated glow previously only available from "sea bathing" or hydrotherapy. My sample pouch contains 15ml, and 30ml retails for $3.99 CAD 500ml for $17.99 CAD and 750ml for $23.95 CAD.

That was my GlossyBox for March 2012. I hope this post was intriguing for you all:)
xxstay cheeky