A Nudge into Forever Pink (Review)

3/30/12

I really love when your friends push you, like "I'm bored at work today and I'm all updated on your blog." Hmmm...that's definitely a hint (or should I say motivational nudge) to post. So here I am! After two grueling weeks of scientific experiments and research all towards my Master's Final Seminar and Thesis. Time flies when you're having fun (?), oooor when you're working your a** off. I still have a month of this to finish up my MSc, how scary and exciting? Excitingly scary and scarily exciting. (See what I did there? ;) )

Here is my *nudged* post about L'Oreals' Infallible EyeShadow in Forever Pink 004.



From left to right: MAC Expensive Pink, L'Oreal Infallible Forever Pink 004, MAC All that Glitters.
Without Flash

Same order from left to right. With Flash.

Packaging: I like the packaging for these little guys. Its compact, yet its clear so you can tell which is which by the pigment that pressed up against the plastic. The top twists off and theres a mini plug conserver so you dont get any spills or messiness.
Pigment: The pigment is fantastic as well, its strong and the colour shows up nice and smoothly on my eyelids. I wish the texture, when I pick up pigment with my brush, was a little smoother. It ball up a bit and tends to chunk out at times when I'm trying to grab some onto my brush.
Price: Hmmm in Canada these are about 12$ and in the States about 8-10$. They are definitely pricey for single eyeshadows from a drugstore. For comparison, MAC single eyeshadows are 18$ in Canada and 14$ in the States. (although If you buy the palette singles-they need a palette to pop into-from MAC those are 13$)
Longevity: These definitely live up to their name, infallible. They last for 10+ hours on me, maybe about 12. After being at work from 930 to 6pm my eyeshadow is stil there. Going out until 1030pm, I can still see pigment on my eye (without shadow primer).
Application: I guess the top part applies better here (hehe no pun intended). But I DO wish the texture was a little more buttery and brush-friendly. It seems to ball up under my brush at times and doesn't always end up going on evenly.

So my rating? Out of 10, an 8. Only because of the application and price (for a drugstore brand).
I also have Amber Rush that I will show swatches of later; let me know if you want a review for this one as well but they are the same. Amber Rush is a beautiful golden copper that has wonderful pigment and same texture as well. I wish these guys were a couple dollars cheaper-I'd be inclined to try out a few more colours.
Sahara Treasure is on my list though!

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?


À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle



A Grateful Sunday (and some new nail polish)

3/18/12

Hey Bellas,
Today is Sunday, the day after St. Patrick's Day. There was a St. Patricks Day parade today in downtown Montreal. Unfortunately I was working during that time period so I could not attend, although I hear the crowds were wild
I bought a few nail polishes a while back in early March and have been so eager to share them with you! 
Orly Rage, OPI Black Cherry Chutney and Nicole by OPI Top Coat plus

Black Cherry Chutney
I got this colour done when I went for a manicure way back in the middle of winter.

Orly Rage
I love this colour, its a beautiful Rose-Gold and its not gritty. The shimmers are super fine! 

Sunset over Mont-Royal in Montreal
Today was such a beautiful day in Montreal, I think temperatures reached a high of 18 degrees Celsius. It felt like the first day of summer, in March! Crazy!! I think this time last year I was going on my last (And second ever!) round of snowboarding. The season was ridiculously short this year. 

Looking over Montreal's "Le Plateau" during a sunset
If you look really closely, you will see a plane in the horizon, likely going to land soon in Trudeau airport. How I wish I was on a plane traveling to an exotic land...

What are your favourite nail polishes for this spring season?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle

Cutepolish nailpolish

3/15/12

Hey Ladies!
Just a quick post to show you a few videos from a nail art mogul Cutepolish on youtube.
I'm definitely going to try these soon :) 

News paper nails. Click on the above link! 

Galaxy nails. Click on the above link! 


What are you ladies wearing on your nails this season?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle

February Favourites

3/12/12

Hey ladies,
Have any of you had a weird experience with Daylight Savings this year? For some reason it screwed up my whole day on Sunday. Now I travel a bunch, and usually jetlag doesn't hit me that hard, and one hour of difference shouldn't hit me at all! No idea what was up with Sunday but minus that one hour of sleep my body was exhausted. Needless to say, I had a super weird day which sort of leaked into this morning. I got out my NYX Femme lipstick and slapped it on but an insta-feel a bit better remedy! 
So now after that little rant, I wanted to show you ladies my february favourites, the products that I used most last month. This post may seem kinda late but I'm still swamped with work at grad school, and will be until the end of April. 



Revlon liquid Colourstay Foundation-Right now I'm wearing 300 Golden Beige and its great. It's a little darker than my chest but it works rather well, also I'm too lazy to go grab a whole other bottle :P The formula though is amazing! 

Lorac blush in Soul Ame-When I first saw this I thought it was an eyeshadow colour! As it could work for either, its primarily marketed as a blush colour. I love the naturally rose pink blush for everyday. Its super highly pigmented and has very fine microshimmers. 

Korres eyeshadow in -I love this wine shade, I use it for my crease and outer V to top off an eyeshadow look for various nights out. 

Covergirl Lashblast Mascara-This is STILL my HG mascara. Goes on and gives me full lashes for an entire day. Enough said :)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit- Since it's winter there are some days that I just feel I look so pale. This helps put some warmth back into my face until I can get that nice summer glow! 

Sephora Professional Angled Blush Brush-It's a beautiful synthetic bristled brush that makes it a breeze to put on blush and contour with bronzer! I've been using it every day since I got it.

What are your favourites?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle


FOTN: Naturally Demure

3/11/12

Hey ladies,
Last night I went out with some friends and tried on a very demure and highlighted makeup look. I'm really loving using foundation and highlighter in order to make my skin look flawless. It brightens up my whole look and its gorgeous without looking like I have to much makeup on me. I feel like gorgeous glowing skin is always a top spring makeup trend. 
The pictures were taken on my blackberry so they're lower quality than usual. I just couldn't resist posting them even though I didn't have time or patience to use my usual camera hehe




Face
Revlon Colourstay Liquid Foundation in 300 Golden Beige
MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NC20
Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter
Lorac Soul Ame Blush

Eyes
MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (highlight)
L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush
Buxom gel liner in Leatherette
Covergirl Waterproof Lash Blast mascara in Black 

Lips
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Ravissante


Such a simple look, and not to toot my own horn or anything, but its simply beautiful. 
What are looks are you ladies wearing this spring? I'm SO excited for Spring/Summer. My wardrobe is growing so (and too) quickly with spring summer clothing! hehe

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle



A Sneak Peak and A Sorry

3/8/12

Oh hey there,
I'm completely exhausted as I write this. Its 12:40am here and I've had the busiest few weeks. Everyday its up and go, social life plus finishing up my masters plus working out. Damn, there is not enough time in the day for myself! I wanted to apologize for my MIA in February. I am going to be here from now on, even if it can only be for a little bit certain months. Anyways, I wanted to give you guys a couple pictures and a sneak peak into this months photos! :) 
If there are any requests please post them in the comment box below :) 




Are you guys excited?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle