Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Autumn Eyes Inspired By Kristen Stewart

For some reason, when someone says "Kristen Stewart" I really never think of Bella Swan. She just seems like the polar opposite of the plain girl who falls in love with Edward. Instead Kristen's style is more of a grungy, laid-back kind of look which I really love even though it's nothing like what I normally dress like. But I'm encouraged to dress like her when I'm at school! (except for the dirty hair, that I can never understand) But there was this one makeup look of hers that consisted this crazy red eyeshadow for an event that I sort of toned down a little for myself. Here it is!

Oh dear my hair looks hella red in these pics!

Face:
Makeup Forever HD Primer in Clear
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30
Diorskin Forever Powder Foundation

Cheeks:
Illamasqua Power Blush in Allure
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow to Contour
NARS Albatross Highlighter


Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Femme Fi, Antique, Wedge & Shadowy Lady Eyeshadows
Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Black 
Loreal Felt Tip Liner in Carbon Black
Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Black
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash

Lips:
Benefit Cha Cha Tint

& That's it everybody! I hope you are enjoying the first week back at school! I know I'm not...

Love, Erica.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hauling from The Big Apple

Hello lovelies, again, sorry for not posting for a few months again but I've been struggling with the summer semester and battling that along with 2 jobs for a while... Phew! Thank god that's over! So this summer has got to be one of the most meaningless ones I've had in my life, but thankfully I squeezed in a trip to New York City during my last week of summer for some retail therapy. It has been about a year and a half since I've set foot in the Big Apple, but since I'm from Toronto which is only an 8 hour drive away, I figured why not! 

As usual, going to the USA require some big shopping for us Canadians, so it all began at outlet malls and MAC. To be honest this isn't a huge haul but does include something super awesome to me... My first pair of brand new Jimmy Choos! 






These are my newest babies! They're the Jimmy Choo Vamp Pumps in Galactic Glitter! So I found these at the Jimmy Choo outlet when I was at Woodbury Common (heaven on earth for designer stores) and they were having 50% off storewide! Granted most of these shoes aren't the latest season, but I got these for $425! Even Kate Middleton owns a pair of these babies! I'm not normally one for spending loads on shoes (never owned a pair more than $150!), but my perspective has changed since getting older because I'd now rather have something that would last me years instead of being in this season. 


I bought the Lancome Hypnose Mascara at the new Lancome outlet at Woodbury again! I've never been there before since I believe it opened recently. This is my second tube of this stuff and it's amazing! It's the only high end mascara I buy! The price was unbelievable too since it's normally $34 at Sephora in Canada but I got it for $22 at the outlet! 


I got MAC's Rebel and Up the Amp Lipstick from the MAC Store in Times Square. Ofcourse I can get all this in Canada too, but man, it's so cheap to buy MAC in the USA! These lippies were $15 with barely any taxes, but in Canada they'll come to over $20 each after tax!


Nothing special, just another one of my favourites! This liner is one of my favourites aside from the Loreal because it's so black and so thin! 


I figured since I have an issue with remembering to put on sunscreen everyday, this will definitely help! It's a tinted stick sunscreen so it doubles as a foundation! I got it for $24 at the Duty Free Shop which was fabulous! This thing normally goes for $40+!

See! Told you guys it wasn't a huge haul. I'm thinking of putting out a humble little shoe collection post. What do you guys think! Let me know!

Loves, Erica