Jan 31, 2012

Beauty Blogazon Roundup Jan 22-28

It's been a while, but here's another edition of the Beauty Blogazon's Roundup! Check out these links from some lovely beauty bloggers :)

Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom- The one with Essence Twins Bella+Edward

Polish Insomniac- Why didn't you MAKE me try these earlier? Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Laced Up and Frock Star  

Beauty and Fashion Tech- Smashbox Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palletes

Girl Gloss- Nars Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Swatch

BlushingNoir- Too Faced NATURAL FACE Palette Swatches and Review

Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful- Mani of the Day: Spoiled Trust Fund Baby & WnW Private Viewing

Beauty Mamas- Calgon Ageless Milk Bath with Serum Beads

Few Unnecessary Stuff-  Easy peasy brown Smokey eyes

Bookworm Nails- Peachy Pink Manicure

The Beautiful World Of BeautiMarkBella- Experience With Love/ Hate On The Internet

Perilously Pale- The Balm Stainiac in Beauty Queen - Swatches and Review

Polarbelle- Introducing Venique Nail Lacquer

Creatively Yours by Ro- M is for Mascara:: RIMMEL Extra Super Lash

Jan 29, 2012

Geo BerryHolic Turquoise Circle Lens CM957

Morning Beauties ;)

I got these lenses from Kiwiberry1 Collection when they had a 40% off sale.  I also got my previous lenses for 40% off ($12), because they STAY having sales. I recommend you either follow them on Twitter or Facebook to keep abreast of the promotions.

Geo Berry Holic 3-tone/tri-color Series


Color: Aqua Turquoise Blue
Dia: 14-14.2mm
Base: 8.6
Water: 38%

These are PLANO, or non-prescription, and are 1 year disposables which will last up to 1 year with proper care and storage.

Jan 23, 2012

Calgon Ageless Milk Bath with Serum Beads

Happy Monday Beauties :)

Winter is the time for hot, steaming, relaxing BATHS! I love to listen to music, read a book and eat chocolate in the bath. I’m a multi-tasker.

I recently got the chance to try Calgon’s Ageless Milk Bath with Serum Beads, from Calgon’s Ageless Bath Collection. The Ageless Bath Collection, which consists of the Milk Bath and Bath Pearls (which I have not tried), is created with ‘Vita-Pearls’; a blend of Vitamin E, pearl powder and collagen which is supposed to (as per their press info) “provide antioxidant protection, luminosity and dryness relief”.

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Jan 18, 2012

SOPA is not the answer.

Ok, I get that we shouldn't be downloading the latest Justin Bieb.... Uhh I mean Kanye West song off the internet, we should be spending the 99c on amazon (fffuuuuuu itunes!) and actually supporting the artist. I'm guilty of violating a few copyrights here and there, but as a part time recording artist/budding photographer/random beauty blogger I understand the importance of not ripping off someone's hard work.

That being said, censoring the internet and giving companies the right to shut down websites willy nilly is NOT THE WAY TO GO ABOUT IT. America is SO proud of "freedom of speech" and politicians are so quick to condemn countries like China and North Korea for internet censorship, but they are prepared to go forward with SOPA??

Makes no sense to me.

Please go and sign this petition to stop SOPA and PIPA. End piracy NOT Liberty! click!

Even if you aren't in the US, this bill WILL affect most of the sites you use every day, such as Youtube, Facebook, Wikipedia etc.

Thanks for your time, Beauties!

Ishah xx

Edit: if you aren't sure what SOPA is out would like more information, check out this article via mashable here.

Beauty Bloggers, add your link here to oppose SOPA: here.

Here's a bribe picture of me and my cute niece to convince you.

Jan 15, 2012

Pink gyaru style shoes from Shoedazzle. Monthly shoe clubs: yea or nay?

Hello Beauties!

I still have no internet (til wednesday) but I wanted to show you these gorgeous shoes I got from Shoedazzle, so I'm posting from my phone!

I have been buying mostly stuff for the house, but I bought these shoes before we moved and they just arrived!

They are reminiscent of the chunky heeled shoes popular in gyaru fashion, like these:


I know some of you won't like these, but if you're a gyaru fan like me you'll understand ;)

I love love love them, best of all they're suede! Although they may not be everyone's cup of tea, I am absolutely smitten with them <3 I can't wait to find some cute outfits to pair them with.

I got these from Shoedazzle in their 50% off section. I don't buy from Shoedazzle often, as a lot of their shoes just aren't worth the $40 price tag. I mostly buy when they have 20-50% off promos or if there are a pair of boots that I really like.

The whole "monthly shoe club" isn't really my thing, as $40 a month for one pair of shoes doesn't appeal to the frugalista in me. I hate the fact that you have to remember to opt out every month, otherwise they automatically charge you the $40. That's one of the reasons I haven't checked out some of the others, like Just Fab. Having to remember to opt out of 3 or 4 different shoe clubs every month would be too much for my faulty memory. I also prefer looking for sales, as you can usually get great quality shoes for a better price.

What do you think about monthly shoe clubs? Love/hate/indifferent?

I have a whole bunch of posts for when my internet is back! Til then, I'll try to post when I can.
Ishah xx

Jan 6, 2012

A short hiatus & my recent haul - the quest for Maybelline Baby Lips

Hey Beauties!

I have been taking a slight hiatus from the blog while we pack up and move. I am extremely excited, as we have just bought our first home! We are moving in this Sunday :) Once we are a moved in I will have more space to set up my lightbox and other photography equipment, and also a better video set up so I will be doing more videos.

I also wanted to share with you the epic journey I made for Baby Lips and the various items picked up along the way.

I was actually looking for just the Maybelline Baby Lips, but because they were so darn hard to find I ended up buying a bunch of other products as well! My first stop was Target and they were absolutely cleaned out of Baby Lips. Not ONE left! Walgreens only had Peppermint and Grape Vine, two colours I WASN'T looking for..... so it was good old Walmart to the rescue! I am kind of glad nobody ever shops at Walmart, they had almost a full display, lots of Pink Punch and Cherry Me and even a couple of the elusive Peach Kiss. PLUS they were $2.97 which is the cheapest I've seen them so far.

So this is what I got:

Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Punch, Cherry Me, Peach Kiss - $2.97
Kiss Nail Artist Polish & Stencils Gold Glitter, Beach Purple, Soft Pink & Red - on sale for $1.49 each at Walgreens
Milani Nail Art Polish Purple Outline, Draw in Pink - on sale for $1.19 at Walgreens
Covergirl Shineblast Lipgloss Flare - on sale for $2.39 at Walgreens

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour Light Natural Brown - $13.99 at Walgreens, but I got it for $1 with a manufacturers coupon. Should've got it at Walmart, it would have been free ;_;
ELF Makeup Mist & Set - $3
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Presto Pewter - on sale for $2.02 at Target
Lastly, a cute Sleepmask that was only $1 at Target

I haven't been buying a lot of beauty products lately, so I may have gone a little overboard today.

Well Beauties, that's all from me today. Have you picked up any of the Maybelline Baby Lips? I will be doing a review on them after the big move! i also have two of the Revlon Colorburst  Lip Butters to swatch for you :)

Hope everyone had a great holiday season!

Ishah xx

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