Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cherz' Outfit Under $10

Excuse the angle of the photo and my pose. It's hard to run across the hall with heels on, in order to reach the timer in time ;p

Dress: Stitches $5 (Org. $20, Sale: $10 additional 50% off the marked price = SCORE!)
Tights: Dollarama $1
Heels: Thrift Store $4

Friday, February 20, 2009

Have You Seen This Dress?

From Wet Seal.

I've come to realize that when I ask for help, you know I
really want it.

Unfortunately, being Canadian does have its down falls. This in particular is one... ships only to the US.

Here's what I question... now I can't ask random 'readers' to send me a dress and I'll pay... or I could. BUT to save the whole exchange rate hassle etc.

Has anyone seen the same dress if not similar else where? Big points if it's within Toronto too :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

tagged by: madison817 - therefore I tag YOU for READING THIS :)

what’s your favourite eye shadow color to wear?
anything neutral, NYX trio Nude-Taupe-Brown, ELF Quad Butternut, or Rimmel Quad 002

what’s the one product you wouldn’t leave your house without?
Pads is one... but umm Mascara :p

what’s your favourite makeup look – high drama OR natural?
natural... I don't think I've every done high drama ever

which feature do you play up the most?
hair, my hair is so dull and straight just *argh* sometimes so I curl it somedays :)

which feature do you try to downplay/cover up?
no clue

your favourite makeup brand, if you could pick only ONE to exist?

which product have you re-purchased OVER and OVER again?
AVON Lipgloss in Clear (I'm on my 3rd tube), Vaseline Skin Tharepy Cream (x2 tub)

which product would you NEVER repurchase again and why?
Rimmel Waterproof Makeup Remover... doesn't remove my makeup especially waterproof mascara

one beauty treatment you would always PAY to have done?
eyebrow threading :)

one beauty treatment you would NEVER pay to have done?
manicure (never got one done EVER... I do it myself)... & cosmetic surgery I like what I have

one beauty trick you can share with everyone?
vaseline petroleum jelly is your best friend & always carry a makeup/emergency kit-bag (has your basic makeup, pads, bandaids, contact solution, toothbrush)

best advice you've ever been given regarding beauty and makeup?
start with the basics "what you need" - then if/when you need something plan for other purchases.

Tag You're It: Survey - Stuff you use

I was tagged by: MakeUp Mama
Roll Call... I tag: blushhhbaby, charlene, shellixillious, madison817, fablooks, eternalmi, charmyRoyality, ranifaye,

Shampoo: Herbal Essences 2in1 Body Envy
Condtioner: Herbal Essences 2in1 Body Envy
Styling products: SunSilk hydraTLC, (when I curl my hair:) Got 2B Curlvacious, Salon Selectives SitStill HairSpray
Shower Gel: Irish Springs Moisturizing (Soap)
Body moisturizer: Vaseline CocoButter, Vaseline Skin Therapy Cream (HG!)
Fake Tan: I self tan in the sun ;)
Cleanser: Avon ClearSkin Deep Pore Cleanser
Eye makeup remover: Avon Moisturizing Remover & Baby Wipes
Primer: none, moisturizer I don't wear foundation much.
Foundation: Jane Tinted Moisturizer in Deep, (Formal wear) Revlon ColorStay Foundation
Foundation brush: my fingers =x
Powder: L'Oreal True Match SuperBlendable Powder - Warm W6 Sun Beige (HG!)
Blusher: depends on my mood: Jane BlushStix, NYC Chrome Face Glow, Rimmel Blush.
Bronzer: (same as above)
Highlighter: NYC Chrome Face Glows, NYC Mosaic Face Powder
Eyeshadow base: NYX Eyeshadow in Nude
Eyeshadows: whatever is near me... NYX Trio, ELF Quads, Annabelle Singles, Rimmel Quad#002
Eyeliner: Jane Gel Liner in Black, Annabelle Smoothliners (HG!), Avon Liquid Eyeliner, Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner
Eyelash curler: E.L,F Eye lash curler
Eyelash base: None
Mascara: Annabelle, Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof
Lipstick: none
Lipgloss: Avon Glimmerstick in Clear
Nail Colour: Avon Clear

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tutorial: Creating Your Own Brush Holder / MakeUp Case

Note: This is MY (cherzmaster) way of doing this. A very crafty and affordable way to place your makeup & brushes.

What You'll Need:
You can find the following items from the dollar store ;)

- Square Oven/Pot mitt (any colour your like)

- Velcro (optional)

- Mini Sewing Kit (optional - if you can't sew please ask for assistance from someone who can. I don't want you getting hurt!!!)

For this tutorial I'm using 2 (two) oven mitts.

If you're creating a removable pouch, use the velcro to stick your Mitts together.

If you're creating a makeup case, sew the Mitts together by their side, pouch opening facing up.

Optional Idea:
You can put velcro/zipper on the top rim so items won't slip out.

Now you can decorate it to your hearts desire or stick a belt through the holes and use it as a brush belt.

View video tutorial here:


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tutorial: Depotting Eyeshadows (No Heat, No Knife)

I decided I needed to fill the last spot in my E.L.F compact. So I have a fear of knifes... no joke I hate having to cut something and just thinking of MAYBE cutting myself... yah.

What you'll need:
Now I don't own a hair straighter either... so I found the next best thing, a mini screwdriver. I didn't want to ruin the ones from our tool kit, so I found one we bought from the dollar store.
I found a random fridge magnet to use for the back.

It's pretty self explanatory from here:
Take the miniscrew driver and gently press it between the casing and the eyeshadow pan - and lift up. (ref. left photo)

Cut a mini piece of the magnet and place it on the glue from back of the eyeshadow pan (ref. right photo). Label this pan for the time being so you don't forget which shadow this is; this is helpful when you depot many in one day.

If you don't have a palette yet you can simply place this back into their casings. They won't fall out, I've tried ;)

Check out what happened when I depotted this eye shadow. To my surprise I found some eyeshadow under the pan!!!

You can also view the video for this here:

Happy Depotting

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Hauling & A Swapping I go...

So these past 2 days I've been shopping & swapping. I think since I've started swapping (Sept 08) my makeup collection has grown quite a bit.

From the most recent swap I did, I had swapped with this person previously and this time yet again they were ever so generous :) Thanks so much hun!!!!

The original swap was for:
- Clinque's Be Happy (Sample)
- E.L.F Bronzing/Blush Brush
- E.L.F Shadow Primer/ Line Sealer

For my L'Oreal Lipgloss & E.L.F Liquid Liner (Coffee/Brown) with extras :)

And let me tell you she added quite a few extras!!! AHHH!!!! The Lancome brush set is my FIRST ever department store (non-drugstore) brushes set. AND AND AND She included an ELF Eyeshadow brush. I totally love these brushes. I can't thank her enough

Now onto my shopping:

I had recently bought a few items from blogger blue - and yet again my Annabelle collection is growing :)
Annabelle eyeshaows: Suedine, Stone, Nugget
E.L.F False Eyelashes - Natural & Dramatic
NYX Eyeshadow: Frosted Flakes

Everyone check out her mini sale.

Also yesterday after work I wanted to avoid some commuter chaos. We all had our share of communter frustration when few subway stations closes and shuttle busses are thrown in the picture... and might I add DURING the peak of RUSH HOUR. So to avoid this I ended up going to Hones
t Eds. I use to go here a few times a year with my friend (a few years ago) but it had stopped because they no longer lived a mer footstep away :(

So it was a nice refreshing journey to revisit my memories. And boy did I miss it. Now I didn't want to post photos of this I don't know really unconfortable, really... so I decided to write what I bought. I bought a few bras for $1.99 and tanktops for $1.49. There I said it :)

Also I stopped by a Pharma Plus and found this in the brush aisle, Preven's Paris - Travel MakeUp Remover Wipes (15pack). So I decided to by 2 packs since it was $2.99 each. I needed something for my travelling makeup bag. Usually I bring my makeup bag with me... and IF I think I might be sleeping at family/friends house. My mini facial wash I use doesn't remove all makeup (esp. waterproof). I don't have a travel size makeup remover, so I decided maybe this might come in handy. I'll do a review on it once I test it out for the next few days.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MakeUp Haul @SDM

I'll post photos up when I have time to plug my camera in...
So after work I stopped by SDM to find some stuff and realized a few sales. So of course I bought a few things.

- QUO Tweezers (Tag said $3.99... CHECKOUT: $3.49)
- ANNABELLE Single Eyeshadow (CHECKOUT: $3.00) x 4

- COLGATE Toothpaste big size lol (CHECKOUT $0.99) x4 *can never have enough of toothpaste ;)

Monday, February 9, 2009

What I've Hit Pan/Ran-out Of...

So I finally have time to make this. These items are:

  • NYX Trio - TS03 - Nude, Taupe, Dark Brown ($10.99 CDN PharmaPlus/Rexall)
    Nude is a shade I always use as a base. You can't tell in the photo but I'm only left with a rim of eyeshadow.

  • Vaseline Problem Skin Threapy ($6 CDN Unless Shoppers has its sales $2 a tub =) )
    I've been blessed with super dry skin (boo!). No matter what season my skin is battling (Canadian winters or humid summers) my skin will still remain dry, flakey, and patchy etc. This as you CAN tell there is very little creme left, just what's on the side.

  • New York Color - Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder - #722 Translucent Highlighter Glow ($4 CDN)
    I use this stuff to tone down my ever so changing skin (if this makes sense?). Sometimes if I find my face looks more flushed or rosey I use this. Or if I decide to "set" my makeup.

  • E.L.F Brightening Eye Color Quad - Nouveau Neutrals ($1 USD @ )
    Nude shade (2nd shade from the right), just a general base colour

  • E.L.F Brightening Eye Color Quad - Butternut ($1 USD @ )
    Nude shade (2nd shade from the right), just a general base colour
    Bronze-Chocolate shade (last shade), very pigmented bronzy colour.

  • JANE - Eyezing - #22 Goldie Looks ($2.99 CDN the store was closing )
    Very nice gold shade.

  • Cobigelow Metha Lip Shine #502 (received as a gift // $5?)

  • AVON Glazewear - Clear ($3CDN sales ;) REG.$8)
    This is actually my 3rd lipgloss of this item. I just love love looove it.