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Monday, September 30, 2013

Break from posts for the week

Hi everyone! I am going to be taking a break this week from my regular posts to catch up with all the lovely blogs I follow as well as to check out some new blogs I've found on the blog hops I've been taking part in. I also will be catching up on YouTube. So basically, it'll just be a vacation week so I can recuperate, collect my thoughts and get back to interacting with other bloggers.

I already have a post for today up which is just a haul, but there will be no more posts until Saturday, where I'll show you pics from my 2 year anniversary :). I'll still be replying to comments and such, so if you want to leave your blog or YouTube links, feel free to do so. (I may not follow everyone back though, just a quick disclaimer)

Ta-ta for this week, I hope you won't mind the break too much!

See you Saturday :)

Collective Beauty Haul | Beauty

Hey all! I have a haul for you. It's been a while since I went into Collins and bought actual makeup. Typically I'd get skincare, snacks and other random things from there. But since I really needed to repurchase a lip balm and the Baby Lip was in stock, I was also tempted by the new Maybelline and L'Oreal displays, I took the opportunity to get some stuff to try out during October.



 So here's the stuff I got from Collin's Pharmacy. I'll be reviewing the L'Oreal True Match Foundation and the concealer. These are my first foundations from this brand and I've heard plenty rave about them. I wonder how they'll hold up to our climate. I already reviewed the Maybelline Baby Lips in Peppermint here, but I also picked up Pink Punch to try out.


I also needed some hair things, so I got these neutral hair ties, some hair elastics (not pictured) and... I found these velcro hair bows which you use if you're washing your face, applying make up etc so your hair isn't in your face, but it isn't clipped back to get a kink in it. I used to see so many Asian YouTube beauty girls use these, I lusted them for ever. So far so good, they actually stay in my hair. I might review them, so tell me if you'd like me to do that.


I also got this 120 colour BH Cosmetics palette, along with a glitter and one of the BH Cosmetics waterproof eye liners from a really good friend of mine, thanks Sam! I can't wait try out some really crazy makeup looks with them. I don't know if I'll post any to be honest though. I'll have to see just how well they come out.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Lots of posts! | Aloha Friday Blog Hop

Hey all! This is probably the only time my blog has had a post for almost everyday this week. It's been quite a week actually, and I may have something interesting for next week Wednesday too! Thank you all for stopping by and be sure to leave some suggestions for my upcoming giveaway!

Check out this week's awesome blogs and have a great weekend!



Happy Aloha Friday!
Your hosts

Hey there people and a very Happy Aloha Friday to you all! Welcome to the most hoppingest of all hops - The Aloha Friday Hop :) This week we have a special welcome to say - welcome to our new host Angie :)

Co Hosts


Our September team are a fantastic bunch of bloggers - they are so enthusiastic about the hop! I know you're going to love them. Just don't forget to head down to the linky to click and follow them when you link up your own lovely blogs :) Our hosts and co-hosts links are always the first you will see, so it's easy for you to click and follow.


Aloha Hoapili
Grab a button and link up below! If you'd like a different sized button click here.


Don't worry if you already have Jean's lovely Aloha buttons on your blogs - switch if you'd like to. Or choose one of Jean's buttons here.

The rules are the same as before and are posted below. The Aloha Hop is one of the most hoppingest hops of the week, attracting over lots of linkups on the regular. Let's keep that blogging tradition going people!

If you'd like to host future Aloha Hops with us then please get in touch at our swanky new email address alohahop@gmail.com

We're all set for October and November with lots of lovely co-hosts but feel free to get in touch about December onwards.

The rules
If you'd like to spread the love even more, why not tweet and twitter all about it? Just click the pic below :)

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Here's the extra special addition to our lovely hop. It's an oh-so-easy opportunity for you lovely participants of the Aloha Friday Blog hop to get some exposure to your blogs!!  What do  you have to do to enter?  Just link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop Below!! It's that easy!!  No extra forms or hassle, just link up!  Each week we will pick a linker to featured at random and invite you all to say ...

Aloha Hoapili
Grab a button if you were featured this week!


Aloha Hoapili translates as Hello Close Friend. So, without further ado let me introduce you to this week's featured friend ...




Danielle at Kalamity Jane

Thursday, September 26, 2013

L.A Girl Pro.Conceal HD Concealer Review | Guest Post

Hey all! Today I have a Guest post from a fellow Caribbean blogger!! (Woot woot big up all the Caribbean bloggers out there!) JM or Makeup Hungry is a blogger from Trinidad and she's going to be reviewing a coveted concealer here in the Barbados (as far as I know). I've also heard some dark skinned Youtubers rave about this. I must say, her review has me tempted to get it!

You can find Makeup Hungry on her blog or Facebook page, so drop by and leave her a comment!








Hello Everyone!

I know I know. It has been a while. I have all this time and I haven't been blogging much at all.
Today I am actually going to review a concealer, that was actually one of the first concealers I ever purchased, simply out of natural born curiousity. I was in Wonderful World saw the display and just selected the one that looked closest to my shade. I bought this concealer 2 years ago but this week I picked up a fresh batch of this concealer as well as in two additional different shades. I bought two (Toast and Chestnut at the Wonderful World Trincity mall branch next to Sincerely Yours yesterday and today I purchased Toffee from the WW branch next to Sports and Games in Trincity Mall. Originally yesterday I went to the branch closed to Sports and Games didn't see the shades I wanted and ended up in the one adjacent to Sincerely Yours. I purchased other items which I had previously owned up I will review those in upcoming posts.
So lets just jump right into this review.
Description:
According to the company's website:
Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage, evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes.

Packaging:
So it comes in a squeeze tube with a white brush that could be used for application. The tube appears clear with black writing. When products come to brush applicators are always find them unhigneic as I am of the belief that the concealer that was squeezed out from previous use can remain and along with it bacterial and dirt. Additionally, the brush being stained brown does not appeal to me. I simply think it looks GROSS. 

With that being said I can see many individuals loving this packaging. The brush makes it easy to apply on to the face for your own person use. I started using this two (2) years so I can't recall having to deal with water coming out with the concealer it self. I may have to check when I open my new tube of Toast and the other shades. The packaging makes it quite portable as you can just pop it into your makeup bag, section in your handbag and take it with you to work or on while traveling. I actually kept my old one in my makeup bag which I carried with me to school.

Product:

At first I wasn't too familiar with concealers so I was expecting a thick almost glue like product so when this concealer felt like just a heavy duty foundation I was dishearted. When I familiarized myself with the product I fell madly in love. This as I stated in the beginning was my first concealer ever, I had been into makeup for years but the only concealer I ever had before this was a really thick concealer that was pale and smelt like lipsticks from the past with that pungent cow feces smell.
But once you get the hang of it you will see the beauty of this concealer. It has a light weight feel but can cover blemishes beautifully. It is the only concealer that was able to cover my dark circles without me having to go over it several times. It is simply amazing. 

The concealer dries to a matte finish rather quickly so you have to blend it in right away. For those of you have ever used the Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation, it has a consistency similar to that foundation. They both dry to matte finish right away so must be quick with your application.
Once you get the hang of it, you will love it.
My shades range from Chestnut and Toast. I know some people mix them but for me I feel like either one can be used for my entire face depending on where it is applied and what look I am going for.
Toffee is perfect for that Kim Kardashian highlight effect I may want to achieve. I can do that with Toast as well if I want lightness under my eye without being dramatic. Toast is light enough to go under my eyes but blends in perfectly to the rest of my skin. I know weird right. Some thing about it has a light look to it but at the same time has a dark undertone.
This concealer comes in eighteen beautiful shades so it is quite easy to find your exact match or you can mix them as well to get the shade you may desire. It is so affordable it wouldn't break your pocket.
It comes with 0.25oz of product. It is cruelty free and last eighteen (18) months from the day it is opened.

For shade swatches I would recommend going to cosmeticcandyfyi's blog. She has swatches of all eighteen (18) shades. They are clear so it would be super easy to find the shade you may which to purchase. If not you can buy 2-3 to get your perfect shades. They are so inexpensive.

L.A Girl Pro.Conceal HD. high-definition concealer in Toast under my eyes set with L'oreal Translucide in Deep.

Price:
This can be purchased at any branch of Wonderful World Accessories in Trinidad and Tobago for $15 dollars. For US beauty lovers it can be bought online at ikatehouse.com for $1.99 each, which has 17 out of the 18 shades. They do not have Fawn on their website. (Which is a shame because many NW45 NC50 girls on Youtube use Fawn as their highlight, Fawn has beautiful yellow undertone that would be perfect as a highlight. There are other shades that can substitute for Fawn).
Cherry culture.com also has the concealer and right now selling it for half off for $2.50 each.
Beauty joint as well sells them at $2.50 each.
And of course, you can purchase them on the L.A girl website for its original price at $5.00 each.

Here are the links to purchase them if you are not a Trinidad and Tobago citizen or have no access to Wonderful World:
Ikate house
Cherry Culture
Beauty Joint
L.A Girl

Overall Rating: A+


Happy 3rd Birthday to the Chrisamor Goodie Jar!

HIIII!!! My blog's finally 3 years old, hehe it's still my baby though :). I've only recently started posting more often (schedule in the sidebar), participating in blog hops and other communities with fellow bloggers, so in this 3rd year of blogging (especially the summer months) there's been quite a lot of growth.  Photos are from some of my favourite posts for this year, by the way.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Upcoming Blog Anniversary & Giveaway!

Hey all! Apologies for this not being one of the posts scheduled for today but, what the hey.
Click the button to check out the WWBH!
You may have realised the widget in the sidebar about my blog anniversary, but if you haven't it's tomorrow! I'm not as excited as I thought I would be about it. I wanted to have a lot more sorted out. I wanted to redecorate my blog a bit, but some how, the time has slipped away. AND I really want to have a giveaway (hopefully international), but my thoughts are a bit scattered on what to giveaway, despite pondering it so long.

I don't think I mentioned this but, the more expensive months are settling in. September to December are a slew of birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, meaning lots of spending. BUT I still want to get you lovely readers something good, you know? I thought a giftcard to a beauty site which ships internationally would be very appropriate, but at the same time it feels very impersonal.

If you have and suggestions for giveaway prizes, comment them below! I may be able to have something huge (for me at least) by October as it is my birth month too. So we'll just be celebrating all-round in the Goodie Jar! Can't wait to hear your suggestions!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Smashbox Cream blush Dupe! | Beauty

It's not often that I have high-end make up, but when I do, I think it's interesting to compare the dupe-ability to the drugstore/ affordable options I might also have. Funny enough, I got this Smashbox Cream Cheek Color in the same gift set as the eyeshadow reviewed here, then when I received my e.l.f order, I realised this colour looks awfully familiar.  So I put them side by side. Looking like a dupe.. yip! It's close! (Sadly I think the Smashbox is unavailable now.)


Smashbox Cream Cheek Color in Captivate | Swatches

Hey all! Today I'm showing you swatches of this gorgeous cream blush from Smashbox in the colour Captivate. It definitely has to my heart...I'm in love with is. Such as easy wearing blush, especially on my skin tone I think, it gives they prettiest glow and flush of colour.

I was going to do a more in depth review of this, but since this product is no longer available I'll just be just showing swatches and also posting a dupe I found of this blush in the following post.

I did happen to find this blush available here though.








Disclaimer: This was bought with my money. Opinions are my own. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Friday and Happy Anniversary! :) | Aloha Friday Blog Hop

Aloha pretties! I'm in a splendid mood this Friday. Although the week has been buzzing by, I think I've kept relatively on schedule and productive, to the point I could chill at least one night this week! Studying has been going well, though sometimes you just don't have the drive for it. But you must push on, it's not the time to turn back!

Tomorrow will be my relationship's 2 year anniversary :). I hope everything comes off well and it isn't too rainy.We're going quite laid back this year, but hopefully I'll be able to take some pictures of where we go for the blog or Instagram.

I hope you all have been having a good week and be sure to have a lovely Friday! Don't forget to add your blog to the hop and share as well!


Happy Aloha Friday!
Your hosts

Hey there people and a very Happy Aloha Friday to you all! Welcome to the most hoppingest of all hops - The Aloha Friday Hop :) This week we have a special welcome to say - welcome to our new host Angie :)

Co Hosts


Our September team are a fantastic bunch of bloggers - they are so enthusiastic about the hop! I know you're going to love them. Just don't forget to head down to the linky to click and follow them when you link up your own lovely blogs :) Our hosts and co-hosts links are always the first you will see, so it's easy for you to click and follow.


Aloha Hoapili
Grab a button and link up below! If you'd like a different sized button click here.


Don't worry if you already have Jean's lovely Aloha buttons on your blogs - switch if you'd like to. Or choose one of Jean's buttons here.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Eyebrow Routine | Beauty

Hey all, today I'm going to show you have I groom and fill-in my brows. As I said in my Beauty Weakness post, I'm no expert on brows, I struggle to keep mine looking tidy for that matter. But I do like to keep them looking as natural as possible. I have fairly thick eyebrows which taper off to almost no hair at the ends, so that is my biggest problem. Also as I wear glasses, it's best that I fill in my brows to balance the rest of my face.  (BTW check out the WWBH, I missed out last week, but I'm all over it this week, posting early even!)


Brows AFTER

I'm really tempted to put more of an arch into my brows, but I'd rather a professional do it, because I'm certain I'm mess it up.


Weirdo brows BEFORE

Some people use razors, others uses tweezers, or scissors, But I'll show you haw I achieve my "best" brow. Let's get to it! (Don't forget to pin the tutorial if you like it too.)


Monday, September 16, 2013

Perceptions of Makeup at School | Chit Chat

Hey lovies! It's been a while since I got a personal on my blog, save for weekly updates. I thought this was a good topic to talk about, because in Barbados where I live, unlike the US wearing makeup at school can be quite a big deal, even at college.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection | Beauty

Hi there! Typically I don't post about collection releases and actually while the whole Rihanna M.A.C collection hype was going on earlier this year and during summer I was pretty silent, although we share the same rock as home. But cue the cute limited edition packaging of the Fall collection and my eyes are dazed!




What keeps you going? | Aloha Friday Blog Hop

Aloha Hoapili and happy Friday! How do you deal with schedules when things keep getting busier and busier? I would love some tips, I think this is one of the busiest times for me. My final semester classes have started back, and I'm trying to juggle a job, blogging and still being social. It's hard, especially the social part as I'm a bit of an introvert and being alone sometimes really doesn't bother me, I have the internet. You know? All the fun blogs to read and videos to watch, though I wish I could invent some more time to do it in, honestly, I'm starting to miss out on my reading, pah!

Anyway don't be like me, get in your share of awesome blogs all this weekend through this link up. If you have a blog add yourself to the list. Hopefully I'll get to pass by some really cool blogs!


Happy Aloha Friday!
Your hosts

Hey there people and a very Happy Aloha Friday to you all! Welcome to the most hoppingest of all hops - The Aloha Friday Hop :) This week we have a special welcome to say - welcome to our new host Angie :)

Co Hosts


Our September team are a fantastic bunch of bloggers - they are so enthusiastic about the hop! I know you're going to love them. Just don't forget to head down to the linky to click and follow them when you link up your own lovely blogs :) Our hosts and co-hosts links are always the first you will see, so it's easy for you to click and follow.



Aloha Hoapili

Grab a button and link up below! If you'd like a different sized button click here.




Don't worry if you already have Jean's lovely Aloha buttons on your blogs - switch if you'd like to. Or choose one of Jean's buttons here.


The rules are the same as before and are posted below. The Aloha Hop is one of the most hoppingest hops of the week, attracting over lots of linkups on the regular. Let's keep that blogging tradition going people!

If you'd like to host future Aloha Hops with us then please get in touch at our swanky new email address alohahop@gmail.com

We're all set for October with lots of lovely co-hosts but feel free to get in touch about November onwards.


The rules
If you'd like to spread the love even more, why not tweet and twitter all about it? Just click the pic below :)

Tweet this Hop

Thursday, September 12, 2013

e.l.f. Glamour Girl polish | Swatches

Well hi there, this is a bit awkward. Would you believe me if I told you that I forgot yesterday was Wednesday?  Sometimes the brain forgets, technology doesn't want to cooperate and there are just not enough hours in the day. But since I missed yesterday's post, which I so gingerly painted my nails for, here it is. Swatches of this lovely nude polish from e.l.f. called Glamour Girl.


Nice name, great formula, love the colour in the bottle, but I hate it on my hands.  This is a "dead hand" nail polish if you're my complexion. Although these pictures are taken with flash this is pretty true to colour.

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