Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cheap Thrills

Recent Pickups June 2012

Even buying the smallest of items makes my heart feel happy (haha!) I spent less than $10.00 at Walmart and just thought I would share what I got.

White Chocolate Face Mask - Under $2.00
All this really says is that it is an ultra deep cleansing masque, but it is going to smell like white chocolate so I had to try it out. I have not gotten one of these masks in forever.

Orabrush Tongue Cleaner- Under $5.00
On the packaging it says "As seen on YouTube" that is in fact where I heard about this little tool. It may not seem like much, but I am excited to try this and have an extra clean tongue!

Herbal essences Drama Clean Shampoo- $2.00
I have tried this before and as far as I can remember it just cleaned my hair pretty well. I have been using a lot of creamy shampoos lately and I just wanted a clear shampoo to get rid of the buildup. The $2.00 was calling my name, and it smells great. 

Posted by Shannon

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ciaté Caviar Manicure

First impression & Review

I had seen some DIY Caviar nail tutorials on YouTube and thought it was a neat idea, but when I saw the Ciaté Caviar Manicure set at Sephora, I knew I needed to get it. I fell in love with the white Mother of Pearl set, so that is the one I ended up purchasing. They are all gorgeous, but the white stood out on the nail swatches a little bit more.

[Above images from Sephora.com]

The set was $28 Canadian and is really easy to use. Take everything out of the package and have the tray ready. You apply the first coat of nail polish and let it dry, The next step is done one nail at a time. Place the tray that is provided under your hand to catch any fallout beads. Apply a second coat and then sprinkle the beads on your nail. After sprinkling, pat down the beads into your nail bed so that they adhere better. Ciaté recommends adding a top coat to nail tips only. You have to allow this to dry for 15-20 minutes (which is a long time, because you suddenly need to do everything after doing your nails, or is that just me?).

I adore the way this looks. It gives a 3D effect and is unique and different than the typical polish and manicure. It says it will last up to 48 hours, which is not a long time to begin with, but I noticed that the beads begin to fall off right away. Although I let them dry for the recommended amount of time, the beads do come off and I have not been doing anything other than working on the computer. I am curious to see how they will hold up in the shower when I wash my hair, or anything similar. I heard that nail glue will keep the beads on longer so I may try that next time. You can also buy beads from your local craft store if you want to try this trend for a cheaper price/bigger colour selection, I was just suckered in by the gorgeous display at Sephora (of course!). I don't regret buying these and I may buy the other colours depending on lasting power  and how much I find myself wearing it. 

Posted by Shannon

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Deals and Steals

Recent Pickups June 2012

I went out of town shopping and came across some good deals so I thought I would share.

This cute and soft purse was $4.00 on sale from $29.50 at Claire's.

Root Beer Float candle it smells so good just like you think it would. I received this free after spending $10.00 at the Bath & Body Works Home Fragrance Store.

Happy Birthday gift from Sephora for being a beauty insider. Adorably cute sized lip duo from Fresh. I have always wanted to try these, and trying them for free is the best way to try them.

This is one of my favourite deals. A Guess toiletry/makeup bag on sale for $22.49 from $45.00 at The Bay. The fact that it is leopard is just a bonus.

This Tommy Hilfiger satchel. I have never had a Tommy purse but it looks like great quality and is a perfect colour for summer. This was $34.99 from Winners. I think the regular price is around $80.00.

Posted by Shannon.