Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Paula's Choice.

First off I'd like to say: OMG! People actually read my blog! :) & the nail polish "You Can!" looked so bad on my nails =\

So I finally got my boyfriend to get me my second half of my christmas gift about two weeks ago (I know, it's so late!) and it came in last Friday. I've been using it ever since and I don't really know if there's a difference. I purchased three things from Paula's Choice. For those of you who don't know what Paula's choice is, is a brand made by Paula Begoun who wrote the book series called, "Don't Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me." I bought it some time last year and I swear it's my HG when it comes to buying products from drug stores, Sephora or Mac.

Don't Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me is a book based on reviews on a bunch of cosmetic products that come from anywhere essentially. She writes reviews and although that seems kind of like MUA, her reviews have scientific reasons to back up what she writes and explains why or why not it's worth buying based on how it affects your face (skin, eyes, blah blah blah). From this book her line was created and can be found on http://www.cosmeticscop.com/ or http://www.paulschoice.com/. It's a really great book to have around if you're always thinking about the next thing you need in your make up collection.

I actually had a few problems with my order.. that they didn't even bother to inform me about until I finally realized and asked but other than that, shipping was fast I guess. I'm going to have to give her products benefit of the doubt since I trust that all the products are going to do something positive for my face .. but honestly? I think I'm starting to break out :(

Products: Morning moisturizer, Night Moisturizer, Skin Balancing Toner

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

First Blog. First Haul!

Goodness, do I feel weird starting a public blog or what? I love writing, don't get me wrong.. but if anyone on here actually reads this, I'd like you to know that I have a small angst of fear for posting anything to the public on the net. I absolutely hate reading negative and demeaning comments and it would probably unwillingly really get to me if I ever did those comments, but I finally took a big leap of faith. I guess I was just really inspired and finally summed up enough courage to write about makeup & fashion with all the other ladies on youtube and blogspot instead of reading/watching on the sidelines :)

At any rate, Hi! My name is Shelley, I'm a nineteen year old - twenty come November - from the Toronto area and I'm a new beauty blogger. My influence to write these blogs mainly come from some of my favourite youtube guru's such as lollipop26 and fafinettex3 along with many others. I'm here to share with the rest of the community my little box of beauty. I've always really, really, really wanted to post up a haul of any kind and since I went to the pharmacy the other day, why not start there? P.S I LOVE Virtuous Violet <3

Products: Natural falsies, Posh Kabuki brush, Posh Dome Shadow brush, Nicole by O.P.I in "Virtuous Violet" and "You Can!", NYX "Eculyptus", NYX Jumbo Pencil "Strawberry Milk" & "Black Bean", Maybelline Great Lash Clear.