Monday, July 14, 2014

Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucrée Eau de Toilette Review

I usually do not review fragrances because I am not good at describing smells and notes, etc. etc. but this one really reminds me of Lancome's La Vie est Belle, so I thought if you already own, or know what La Vie est Belle smells like, then this might be helpful. I've read another review on Sephora comparing it to Flowerbomb). The only major difference in smell, is that Angel Eau Sucrée is a bit more fresh, while La Vie est Belle is a bit more warm.

Angel Eau Sucrée does not have good lasting power but it is an EDT, so I am not surprised about that however, the scent is quite strong for the first hour or so. It made me somewhat nauseous when I wore one spritz of this on my wrist for the first time. Another thing - do not buy this if you are expecting some trace of Alien because there isn't any. This isn't really anything special, sadly. I bought Thierry Mugler's Angel Eau Sucrée online without smelling it because I am a sucker for sweet scents, and Thierry Mugler scents. Had I had smelled it in stores, I probably would not have purchased it.

Buy at Hudson's Bay
Price: $75 CAD for 50ml

XO Nicole

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

imPress Press-On Manicure Canada VoxBox

In the imPress Press-On Manicure Influenster VoxBox, I received two designs; one with black lace detail on pink nails, and one that was a plain hot pink. In the pictures, you can see that each container/box contains a handful - 24 nails, 12 sizes, to be exact - of nail press-ons of different sizes, ensuring that you find one for each nail for both hands. I have rather wide thumbnails and the fact that I could find a pair that works was amazing to me. The shape of the press-on nails are of a square shape so it looks like you actually went to the nail salon and got them filed down like that, but minus the cost, time, and chemicals.

I was always under the impression that imPress - or any press-on nails  for that matter - had only intricate designs that you could not do free hand, but the plain hot pink set showed that imPress offers a wide range of designs and colours. I for one do not always gravitate towards nail art or nails with fancy designs so I really appreciate that imPress offers plain coloured ones as well. For days where you don't want crazy nail art on your nails, but still want perfect nails, you can still opt for plain press-ons.

I find these press-ons to be so fun and easy to use. Unlike the nail stickers where you actually have to shape the sticker yourself, this press-on nails automatically gives you a perfectly shaped nail. Sometimes my nails get stained from not using a base and using too much polish, so they look pretty rough, so this is the perfect option to cover that up. Also, this "mini kit" comes with something to prep your nails for the press-ons to ensure easy application and lasting results.

XO Nicole

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Murale's March Fab and Free Promo Haul 2014

Here is what I hauled during Murale's Fab and Free promo for March 2014. This time's Fab and Free promo required you to spend $100, and consists of 27 samples (most are deluxe samples). Since I am in need of a new toner, and since I have been meaning to try the brand, 3LAB, I jumped on the chance and bought their Perfect Balancing Toner. It was perfect timing because Murale also had a separate GWP for 3LAB, which included their WW Eye Cream and 'M' Ultimate Lift Cream. (I hear a voice to beware of falling in love with these products - since they're so pricey!) To make my order over $100, I purchased a backup of my favourite eyelash primer, the Anna Sui Mascara Base (not shown).

3LAB HAUL PERFECT BALANCING TONER Murale's March Fab and Free Promo Haul 2014


Murale's March Fab and Free Promo Haul 2014

Murale's March Fab and Free Promo Haul 2014

Murale's March Fab and Free Promo Haul 2014

B. Kamins Diamond Radiance Rejuvenating Cream, 3g
Benefit The POREfessional, 3ml
Bioderma Sensibio H2O, 20ml
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Day Fluid, 10ml
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum, 10ml
Clean Warm Cotton Mini Rollerball, 5ml
Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects, 15ml
Darphin Hydraskin Light, 15ml
Deborah Lippman Supermodel Nail Lacquer, 8ml
Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum, 7ml
GlamGlow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment, 10ml
Glow by Dr.Brandt Revitalizing Retinol Eye Cream, 2.5ml
Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Eye and Lip Cream, 3ml
Juice Beauty Stem Cell Moisturizer, 7.8ml
Lancome Advanced Genifique, 8ml
Monteil Hydro Cell Pro Active Cleanser, 10ml
NeoStrata Youth Factor GF Total Regenerating Serum, 7ml
Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy, 6ml
Prevage Anti-agining + Intensive Repair Daily Serum, 5ml
Rivoli Rejuvenating Day Cream, 3ml
Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer, 5ml
Shiseido Eudermine, 8ml
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, 1 set
Smashbox Photo Op Brightening Mascara, 4.9ml
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, 1ml
StimuLashFusion Enhancing & Lengthening Mascara, 4.25g
StriVetin Present Perfect Antioxidant Defence Lotion, 0.25oz

XO Nicole

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Featuring: shu uemura Eyelash Curlers

shu uemura Eyelash Curler

I was cleaning out my beauty stash and found that I had a little shu uemura eyelash curler collection going on! This is the only high end eyelash curler that I have tried, and from what I have read, I think this is the best one for my eyelashes and my eye shape. I obviously don't plan to stray away from this anytime soon since I have two new ones waiting for me. You can never have enough eyelash curlers - leave one here, leave one there! The current one is a limited edition 24kt gold one. I've had it for probably 4 years now and it's going strong; however, the gold is starting to wear off the handles. I've clearly used this curler like crazy but I could never get myself to discard to quickly even though it is probably best to replace the whole curler after a few months or so.

P.S. the Karl Lagerfled limited edition eyelash curler is essentially shu's usual silver curler except it came with a cute little charm, Mon Shu, and a red pad instead of a white one.

Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura Eyelash Curler

XO Nicole

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Influenster Maple VoxBox 2013

I received an Influenster box, the Canadian "Maple VoxBox" edition, a while back. This box offered a variety of things for me to try!

Ice Breakers Duo - In Raspberry Flavour - I usually prefer chewing gum over eating mints...but the Ice Breakers Duo has won me over! I love that you get the yummy raspberry flavour and the blast of minty freshness that actually lasts as well!

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure - These were really different and new to me as I usually like to stick to my solid neutrals or dark nail polishes. I loved the design that they sent me. It is a super sexy design; it has a floral and lace-looking pattern on top a nice mauvey pink shade underneath. I loved how fast the application process is with this. I was in a hurry and did not have time to do my nails so I made use out of these bad boys. All you have to do is find the right size, which wasn't hard, rip the back layer to reveal the sticky part, and then you just press 'em onto your real nails! Easy peasy! I haven't experienced any problems with these guys just yet! I will let you know how they hold up and how the removal process is in future posts!

NYC New York Color Big Bold Plumping & Shine Lip Gloss - I acutally really like this lip gloss! It's a nice pink that is not too over the top. The tube is quite large... but since this is quite a natural, everyday shade, I can see myself using quite a bit of it up.

NYC New York Color Big Bold Curl Mascara - I have not got around to using this yet since I have about 4 mascaras opened at the moment, but to tell you the truth, I am a bit reluctant! I have very sparse lashes so the big size of the want really intimidates me!

Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters - The Dreamy Clusters were surprisingly really good! I had one when I felt a slight chocolate craving coming on, and this totally satisfied my craving The best thing I like about this is that it does not taste like a diet treat, and that because it only comes with about 5 pieces (which can be a lot since one usually does the trick) you don't end up feeling too guilty if you finish the whole bag.

Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp Milk Chocolate - Unfortunately, these were not as great as their counterpart. This really tasted like a diet treat. It's not something I would crave or say, look forward to after a meal if I had to have a guilt-free dessert. This is very light, and the chocolate coating is not the best. The wafer inside is kind of bland as well. Overall, I would not purchase this.

Montagne Jeunesse: Dead Sea Mud Spa Masque - I haven't tried this yet but will report back as soon as I do! I am excited though because I have oily acne-prone skin and mud sounds really great for it. ;)

They also gave us two $1.00 off coupons to use for other N.Y.C products, which is great because I have never tried a lot from this brand!

XO Nicole

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.