CoverGirl ‘Notice Me Nudes’ Quad

Ooops. Have to revise that… I WAS a Beauty United Blogger. Since the move to Korea, it isn’t like I could still be :P

*Disclosure: I was a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my previous affiliation with this group I received products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own*

*Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own*

CoverGirl Notice Me Nudes Eyeshadow Quad

I got the new quad back at the end of 2014. I know…as per the usual, the reviews are churned out late. But, luckily you can still snag them! They are available at Well.ca for $10CAN. The stock picture on the Well.ca website is really…inaccurate. A quick Google search will show you better colours, if mine don’t satisfy you :)

So, I don’t have a lot of CoverGirl shadows in my collection.

Why?

Well, I guess I never had a lot of great experiences with them. I had a few with the old blue packaging, but they were always too dry and stiff to really work with. I think I ended up breaking on up to use in clear polish.

CoverGirl Notice Me Nudes Eyeshadow Quad

In any case, I wasn’t expecting much from this new Quad that CoverGirl released. But just looking through the cover, I wished that it would go well…

and lucky for me, it did.

First off, though you can use the sponge applicator it comes with (which isn’t crappy like built in applicators tend to be), I like using my finger tips. This might not be an option for you, if you have larger fingers, or long nails. I know I can only use my ring finger, as it is flesher than the others.

CoverGirl Notice Me Nudes Eyeshadow Quad
CoverGirl Notice Me Nudes Eyeshadow Quad

Now, what I like about this, is the shimmer. Oh dear goodness…THE SHIMMER! I actually used #1 as a highlighter for my cheeks for the holiday season. It gave enough of a shine, without being too crazy. I found it similar to some of the other liquid ones that I had. #2 is also a nice somewhat taupe-y shadow. Again with the shimmer, it gives a nice all over colour for the lazy days. Depending on your brow colour, you might get away using #3 for the brows (I used to use Annabelle’s So Foxy, and eyeshadow, for my brows). #4 gave me the most trouble, as it was falling out all over the place. So using a bonder, and a primer, is a necessity for this one. You might want to use tape to pick up any strays as well.

If you aren’t a fan of shimmer, you may want to skip out on this one. But if you do like it…it is really something you want to check out. You can use the sponge applicator it comes with (which isn’t the usual flimsy sponge applicator we get from drug store products). I actually just like to use my finger pads, as I get to rub the rest of the shimmer wherever I want…Yes…I’m weird.

CoverGirl ‘Notice Me Nudes’ Quad

Last week on Instagram…

I saw Fast & Furious 7. I cried at the end. This was taken as we were walking home. Passing through the underground shopping area. Quite creepy when it is closed.

Celebrating their anniversary, they have the combos + LE cup sale. This was 6,500w (the cup was 1,000w), VERY roughly $7Can. The Tabasco/Ketchup sauce wasn’t that good. Better when you do it yourself at home.

Now, they also have their Birthday Cone. 800w, it is coated with white chocolate that is flavoured like birthday cake xD

One of my coworkers remembered that I said I hadn’t had a BBT in Korea as of yet…so she picked one up for me. Thankful for the ladies who look after me :)

I cannot tell you how delicious this thing was. Grab a B, near Bupyeong Station is just…love. This is the Avocado Burger, which is their special menu. I usually get Cheese Delight, but dang this was awesome.

Mum sent me the picture of my SampleSource box. She labeled the email ‘gifts’ which was amusing :P

#cannival #bupyeong #korea #데일리 #kareoke

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I was pretty tired Friday night. I came home, ate, and started reading the Bill Gates Bio for my class. Then I got a message, and hightailed it to the Karaoke place xD

I went to Songdo with one of my other coworkers, and she took me to Relish. I had the fish and chips, and DAMN. Satisfying, yummy, and loved how friendly the owner was :)
(FacebookTripadvisor)

We were walking around, and my friend found the Mexican style Corn on the Cob. It is grilled, then mayo is spread on it. Then they sprinkle some cheese on it.

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Gimmicky or Innovative?

*Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own*

First…
Happy Birthday to JW. Here’s to another year, and another decade! Wishing her all the best, while I’m all the way over on the other side T___T

CoverGirl Bombshell

This was a first for me. As such, I found it VERY amusing to play around with.

What is it that I am talking about?

CoverGirl Bombshell

CoverGirl Bombshell
Well, that is the new Covergirl Bombshell Powder Brow + Liner!

I mean LOOK at this thing…

CoverGirl Bombshell

Basically, the applicator is a firm, yet soft sponge, which allows you to draw on your brows, or liner your eyes.

Lining your eyes wasn’t a problem for me…it was the brows that gave me all sorts of hell lol.

CoverGirl Bombshell

Ingredients:
CoverGirl Bombshell

Because the powder is so dense, and very pigmented, I found it hard for me to use a lighter hand (I’m just like that though, I use a heavier hand for a lot of things). What I actually had to do, was to pat it on in the central areas, and then use a brush to work it through the rest of the brow.

CoverGirl Bombshell

Another plus to the product, was the fact that it was pretty resistant to smudging. I mean, it isn’t completely fixated to the skin, but it does a decent enough job to stay put. I did see a bit of fading, but I usually do with my oily skin.

What I actually don’t get, is why the shaking balls are in the applicator, rather than in the powder product. I mean, you would think that it was used to keep the powder in a powder state, and not clump up. But it acts like an adult rattle instead. Interesting…

In any case, this was something fun to try out. If you think that you have a better steady hand than I do, something to check out.

You can find this on Well.ca for $10CAN, in black and in brown.

Gimmicky or Innovative?

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Just behind my building, there is a school. Around the school, there are these beautiful cherry blossom trees. I spent a few minutes just letting the petals fall, and watching the branches sway.

I had taken a small trip to Myeong Dong to pick up a few things, after meeting someone. I picked up these Modi Polishes from Aritaum. Unfortunately the pink one SUCKS. It applies…plastic-y? It chips right after it dries. Yay for the 1+1 deal, but boo cause it was still about $2 each :T (On a side note, the brown one does much better so far…)

#lunch #korea #incheon #먹스타그램 #데일리

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Had lunch with the other teachers. I’m not sure what this was, but it was pretty good :)

Isn’t this just the cutest?! One of my students gave me it. It is Animal Stamp Candy. You lick it, and then stamp away! Tastes like Coca Cola. Yum.

I then found a bag at Costco Korea. I didn’t plan on seeing them, so I didn’t have the room to take it back with me. Next visit…I think I will xD

My meals have been…well very typical for me. I don’t need frills when it comes to eating. But…I am getting bored. This one one of my meals for the day. Chicken breast cooked, ripped apart. Mix in a block of tofu, flavour it with random things, and then shove it in a fried tofu wrapper.

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Musical Friday: While you’ve been saving the world…


Robert DeLong Long Way Down

I walked over to my coworkers room, to bug her yet again about some teaching stuff…when I heard this. I swear this woman is my music twin. Ever song she has played at her place (while I was over), I’ve totally fallen for.

The next few songs will be all because of her :P

Musical Friday: While you’ve been saving the world…

Duo Fibre…ooooh baby

Back in December, I had the pleasure of attending an event to meet a lovely sister duo.

Sam + Nic Chapman, whom we know have teamed up to create the lovely RT brushes we all know and love.

Real Techniques Duo Fibre

Well, as we were leaving the event, we were gifted with the Duo Fibre trio. Retails for $29.99CAN on the Farley Beauty Website.

Real Techniques Duo Fibre

includes 3 limited edition brushes:
+ duo-fiber face brush: for lightweight application
+ duo-fiber contour brush: for controlled contouring and sculpting
+ duo-fiber eye brush: for finishing touches to the eye

You can find the brushes at Walmart, Rexall, and online through Farley Beauty. There are a few more places, but you can check the website for more stores :)

Real Techniques Duo Fibre

Out of the three, the eye brush was the one I liked the least. I loved the contour to pick up cream blush, then lightly sweep up and down on my cheek. Deposits a nice colour, without looking too crazy. Especially when I use Bozo the Clown type of red :P

The face brush was one that I reached for, when I wanted to set my cream foundations from CoverFx. It would help to sweep the powder without leaving streaks, or pack it on too heavily.

The sad part?
I forgot to pack the face brush and contour with me. I used them regularly, and had them on the makeup area…and forgot to pack it when I was done my makeup for the morning. Of course, it didn’t help that I was sleep deprived, and was frantic lol

If you are curious about sets, I’d suggest oyu check out the Nic’s Picks. Pretty to look at, and LE I believe?

Duo Fibre…ooooh baby