Saturday, April 18, 2009

Eyes of the Day (EOTD) - Annabelle's Purples

It was one heck of a busy day yesterday. Class, Work, 2 Birthday celebrations... how did I manage to keep my eye makeup in tack?

What was used:
  • UDPP
  • Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow in Vanilla Chilla (base shadow to brow bone)
  • Annabelle Eyeshadow in #124 Stone (base for outter V)
  • Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow in Diva Divine (just slightly in the center of the V/crease)
  • Annabelle Eyeshadow in Gleam (inner corner of my eyes)
  • Jane Gel Eyeliner in Black (Upper lash line)
  • Annabelle Smoothliner in Brownie (Lower lash line)
  • Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof Mascara in Black

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's OFFICIAL... I'm not longer a [SEPHORA] Virgin

For the first time today... EVER in my entire life I stepped foot inside a Sephora store! *gasps* I know shocker! For those who know me or don't, I basically have never been in a Sephora or MAC store/counter ... EVER! And today... I went in, but not to make a purchase for myself but for my long time friend, who unfortunately doesn't have Sephora near her. I was a little confused and overwhelmed looking for my friend's item, but after 10mins wandering around I found it (near the front entrance HA-HA-HA!).

:) There I did it...
Now we can carry on with our lives.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Random: I FILLED my 28 Eyeshadow Palette

I finally did it.... I filled up my 28 Eyeshadow palette! I had to... to many shadows kept rolling behind my dresser, miss placing them, forgetting about shades etc. Of course these are all drugstore brands. Now that I think of it, no shadow in my palette cost more than $5! LOVE IT!

PS. I purchased my palette , I then magnetized it myself by buying the rectangle magnet at .... ! Then sticking the foam back on. Tutorial coming soon

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Review: Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadow


Mix and match 20 eyeshadow shades ranging from go-anywhere neutrals to catwalk-crazy brights to create your own CUSTOM QUAD compact! No waste on unwanted shades: customize your perfect combo with only the colours you love and keep them in our refillable magnetic compact.

Our ultra-fine and strongly pigmented eyeshadows apply evenly, blend easily and are long-lasting. Textures and finishes range from velvety mattes to luminous metallics.

Be sure to check out the limited-edition trend shades to update your look.

Shades Available: Bronzed Idol, Buff Naked, Divine Diva, Ebony, Funburst, Gold Digger, Indigo Glow, Ka-Ching, Laguna Surf, Martian, Metallic Meltdown, Misted Up, Purple Reine, Smoked, Snowflake, Soar, So Foxy, Sugar Dust, Vanilla Chilla, Whipped

NOTE The following shadows are apart of their Limited Edition Spring 2009 Custom Quads TREND shades:

Whipped, Laguna Surf, Funburst, Martian, Misted Up, Smoked, Soar, Purple Reine

Shoppers Drug Mart currently has a sale - when you purchase 4 Mono Eyeshadows you receive a custom compact quad for free (PLUS 1500 Optimum Points if you're a member).

My Review:

- Current sale of 4 shadows get a compact free ;)
- Variety of shadow colours
- Pigmented!!!! (Annabelle has NEVER disappointed me)
- Each shadow is $4.99
- Compact alone is $5.49
- Compact design stands out & is magnetized inside so you don't need to add magnets to the eyeshadow pans :)

- If you're outside Canada you don't have access to Annabelle
- Some shades are Limited Edition
- Eyeshadow pans don't have magnets behind them... HOWEVER the compact is magnetized
- 2 shadows from their Studio Mono line is ALSO in their current line (Ebony & Snowflake)

I have the following shades:

Top Row L-R:
Whipped - Eggshell/cream, Matte
Reminds me of ELF Custom Shadow in Ivory

Vanilla Chilla - Beige, Matte
Reminds me of Annabelle's current shadow GLEAM, except a tad lighter and no shimmer & a DUPE for NYX Single/Trio[Nude/Taupe/DarkBrown] shade in Nude !!!!:)

Buff Naked - Beige-Light Peach, Matte

Gold Digger - Golden-Yellow Colour, Metallic/Shimmer
a tad more Dark Orange than ELF Golden Glow

Bottome Row L-R:
Metallic Meltdown - Golden-Orange/Brown, shimmer
Similar to JANE EyeZing Hazelnut

Bronze Idol - Chestnut Brown, Shimmer

Divine Diva - Shimmer
Reminds me of Annabelle current shadow SUEDINE, but more PURPLE tones

So Foxy - Dark Brown, Matte
A tad lighter than Annabelle's current shadow in BROWN FROST