May 19, 2012

Recent Purchase

Came home from Toronto last week. Worked 3 days this week at school. Now I can update on some of my purchases in the city.

My friends and family know how much I complain about living in a small town. Main reason is I'm away from my family, not so much of the "remoteness" of where we live. Also, lack of shopping is one of the reasons too. But now with the convenience of online shopping, my "suffering" is minimal. Sometimes, it is just fun to walk around in stores and browse around and try on stuff.

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I have been eyeing on this gorgeous pair of Tory Burch Reva Flats. I went to the new Tory Burch store at the Yorkdale Mall and Holt Renfrew to try on a few pairs. Love them. The leather is so soft and they are so classic. Yes, trying to justify how much wear I can get if I buy them.  But they are so pricey at $225 and they rarely go on sale. 

Once you have certain shoes stuck in your mind and you can't justify in spending that much on a pair of flats, I started to look for alternatives.

Ended up getting a pair of Coach Dora Flats. They are a bit cheaper than the Tory Burch and they are very comfortable. I can walk hours in them without hurting my feet. I always admire how girls can walk in high heels all day long. 

Went to Sephora a few times and always got out of the store with something I wasn't planning to buy. 



I have the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 and have been loving it so much. Love how smooth the eye shadows are and how pigmented and the staying power. So when I saw the build your own palette, I have to get it.


The palette comes with Walk of Fame, which is a very natural shade which can be used as a base or highlighter. I was overwhelmed in the store with so many new shadows. Apparently, the new shadows(with the silver rim) would fit perfectly in the new palette. But the sales associate told me the old shadows (with black rim) would still fit but would be a tight fit in the palette. The store I went to don't have a lot of the shadows I want in stock and I didn't get that day but later on ordered 4 shadows online and will do a review when I get them. 



I am always a big sucker of eye cream. Whenever I see some eye cream/gel which claims help ease the puffiness of eye, I have to get them.


It is a very light gel. I have been only using it for a week so cannot really give a review of whether the product works or not. I only use it in the morning and I like the texture so far as I hate eye cream which is extremely sticky. 



I have always been fascinated by how cute the packaging of The Balm cosmetics. Reminds me of Benefit cosmetics. Have been looking for a highlighter and decide to try the Mary-Lou-Manizer. Don't you just love the name? 


Very nice compact. A bit of shimmer with the highlighter. I have yet to find a way to properly apply it. 


Very pigmented as you can tell from the swatch. I have been using my fingers to apply it on
 top of my cheekbone and arch of my brow. Since it has a bit of shimmer in it, I don't want to pick up too much product and magnify my pores. Any suggestion of how I should apply?

Have a great weekend everyone and have a super-great long weekend for Canadians! Happy Victoria Day weekend! 

22 comments:

  1. Wow great! Love the Make up Products ,the Highlighter looks amazing :)

    xoxo

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    1. I'm still learning to apply the highlighter as I usually don't wear. Just need very little as it's very pigmented.

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  2. Loving all of the new purchases! Those flats are so classic and chic.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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    1. I've always admired gals who can wear heels all day long and still walk elegantly. After a couple of hours in heels, I want to throw them out and wear my flip flops. So I'm definitely a " flats" gal :)

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  3. I just got the Betty Lou Manizer and I am loving it! Love the shoes too!

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    1. oh, you got it too! How do you apply it? I find just a tiny bit is plenty enough already.

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  4. I love the Coach flats. Believe it or not, Coach makes really comfortable shoes. Even their heels are super comfy! :P

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    1. I haven't tried Coach heels. I always admire gals who can live in heels all day long. After a couple of hours in heels, I 'm dying to put on my flip flops :)

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  5. The UD Build Your Own palette is really appealing as you get to customise and choose your own shadows, but I find it's quite pricey :S Looking forward to seeing the shades you picked out though :)

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    1. yes, totally agree. I wish their shadows are not that pricey. I only ordered 4 other shades this time. I'm sure I will be keep checking for the new shades.

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  6. Nice haul, ooh that's allot for flats! I love Urban Decay shadows, I like them as much as my Mac and that's saying something! I'm following back x :-)

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    1. Yes, they are quite pricey but the one I want to get is outrageously expensive. I can understand if it's for a pair of winter boots, I can justify, but for a pair of flats, I have to think about it hard.

      Thanks for following back, very sweet of you :)

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  7. the mary lou-manizer has been on my wishlist for awhile now! i have an unhealthy obsession with shimmery highlighters, ha ha!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm fairly happy with the mary-lou-manizer. Just have to practice more on how to apply it properly.

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  8. Nice buys!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you! I am on the roll when it comes to shopping :)

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  9. I think you settled on a great pair of ballerina flats! The construct your palette is fantastic too!!! Enjoy your new purchases and I look forward to the eye gel review.

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    1. I love my Coach flats. They are so comfy. Feel like I can " fly" in those. I'm still waiting for my shadows to come. Hopefully this week they will arrive.

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  10. Wow you got loads of goodies! Can't wait to see what colours you got for the UD palette.

    Thanks for following, now following back :)

    Elle xx
    www.beautyshewrote.info

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    1. Can't wait to get my UD eye shadows. They should arrive this week.

      Thanks for following back, very sweet of you :)

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  11. It's a good thing you passed on the Revas - they're horribly uncomfortable and take a long time to break in. This is why I own a zillion Coach flats. You've made the right choice here ;) (ok, I'm biased)

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    1. oh sorry to hear the Revas are so uncomfortable. When I tried them on in the store, they were super-comfy(but of course for 2 mins, any shoes would be comfy). I'm loving my Coach flats and wear them almost daily. Love them!

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