Beauty by Dee

Make-up and skin tips, product reviews and randomness.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Luminato Presents Maybelline

In June, I finished class early and decided to browse around downtown before I decided to head back home. Ivy and I decided to go shopping at Eaton Centre and we noticed there was some sort of event that was happening at Dundas square. Of course, I decided to check it out! It was a cultural/music festival. Maybelline and Redken were also advertising their products at the same event, that same week. They had laptops set up all around the tent. Redken laptops had a survey that allowed their customers to fill out to find out exactly which products would be best suited for their hair.

Maybelline was advertising their new vibrating mascara. Maybelline's laptops offered a survey as well but it was also to register your profile for a contest. I had to explain my skin type, what kind of make up I prefer, what make-up style I liked, etc.

Who would have guessed.. I, 1 out of 9 people won the prize pack! They supplied me with make-up chosen specially for me based on my survey! How awesome is that?

My personalized make-up package is worth approximate $200. I never win anything! This is why I am so happy and excited!

They did give me 3 different shades of foundation! That is puurrrrfeeeeccctt! From a very light shade to a slightly bit more tanned tone incase I do get a bit dark (which I have).

Three kabuki brushes, one for each foundation, I am assuming.

Along with the three foundations, they have also given me 3 mineral concealer packages. They are not identical tones as the foundations and that's great! They do also recommend to find a concealer that is approximately 1-2 shades lighter.

Can't forget the blush! Oh I can't explain how happy I am with this package! I absolutely LOVE mineral make-up and they have provided me with everything I needed. (I was running out of foundation but I have been too lazy to go purchase a new one.)

Can't forget the final touch, the mineral veil.

Eyeshadowwwwwww <3

The three essentials, pencil eyeliner, liquid eyeliner and of course mascara!

Two different shades of lipstick; plum (350) and crushed (300).

And of course, the make-up bag the make up came in.

I will be doing reviews on each of the products I have recieved from Maybelline. I would like to thank them again for sending me all these amazing products! See you all soon for the reviews!!!!


I have been nominated thanks to Paparazziskin and now it's my turn to return the favour! Check her out! Best blog to learn about your skin! One of my favourite blogs!

Rules of Acceptance:
*Acknowledge the person who sent you the award.
*Nominate 7 other blogs.
*Share your 7 personality traits so we can get to know you better.

My 7 Traits
1. I have this weird obsession with green! It doesn't matter what shade of green but I love it! I started to notice that I have a lot of 'jade green' in my closet... so it's about time to lean towards a different colour... so people don't think I am wearing the same thing.

2. I am a friends FREAK! I remember most of their lines and I can never get bored of watching it! Watching friends is my way of staying calm.

3. i'm very open. By what I mean open is... I'm not afraid to burp or do nasty things around my friends.. or strangers..(don't think I'm gross) lol
4. I have a hard time throwing things out.. even items I've had since I was 5 years old. How do I get over this?

5. I'm VERY loud! Not such a good trait, people always tell me to lower my voice. It's kind of embarassing sometimes.

6. I hate being late. Being on time is being 10 mins early from the actual time. You guys probably think I'm a freak now, don't you?

7. I've changed a lot over the years and I am still changing. I hope it will all be for the good/better *crosses fingers* but I'd say I am a friendly person but not I am not as friendly as I used to be. I am slowly working on this trait.

My nominations are:
1. 365 Days of Being Single
2. Closet Rebel
3. Beauty Inside and Out
4. Vannity and Everything in Between
5. Skayylove
6. Mint Chocolate
7. NatGN

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wedding (08.22.09)

This is what I wore to a wedding that I went to last saturday. I purchased this dress at Jacob for $39.99 (from $90). My shoes are from ALDO (last season) and I purchased those for $50 (regular price!). Plain and simple. I have also attached another photo of me with two of my girlfriends. The food could have been better but unfortunately.. it wasn't worth a cheat from my diet. I know I have been posting a lot of photos of clothing instead of doing reviews. Posting photos is easier to do for now. I got sick over the weekend so I wasn't able to do anything! I hate being sick!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here they are!

As you know from my previous post, I was debating if I should keep the turquoise dress from Mendicino or not. Well, I did like the dress but I didn't feel that the dress was anything special. I went to Mendicino on Sunday to see if I could find something else.

I ended up purchasing this dress (sale).

What do you guys think? Good choice or bad choice?

I also have been talking about another Mendicino dress that I had purchased and I haven't posted a photo of it yet either. So here is it:

You will never believe how much it cost me. It was originally $310 then it went down to $150.. then it goes down to $79... PLUS 40% off! I was very excited. It's fun and you can wear this dress to any occasion. I did put the belt on because it just adds the final touch to the dress.

I mentioned I had purchased another dress from Denise in Helen and Terry's wedding post. This was the other dress I purchased along with the teal dress.

I purchased this dress on sale for $25 dollars! Sales, sales, sales. Oh I love them!

My bf's sister went to Disney World last week and she bought this Coach bag for me. She always buys us things from Florida when she goes with her kids because the sales in Florida are INSANE.

I will keep you guys updated.
OH and I will post photos of what I wore to the wedding I had gone to on Saturday.

Friday, August 21, 2009

To keep or not to keep?

I bought this with a friend and she wants me to wear it at her wedding in dominican. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

OT: Getting to know eachother

I got tagged by the wonderful Miss Paparazzi Skin to fill out these questions! Thanks for the tagged. I didn't think a noobie would get tagged this early in the game.

Create a New Blog Post, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your title as "Getting to Know Each Other!", then tag as many people as you like. =)

1. What time did you get up this morning?
9:30am, to run some errands.

2. How do you like your steak?
Medium-rare is perfect for me.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
The Ugly Truth (I give it a 3/5 stars)

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Way too many to name. For someone who hasn't had cable for 7 years, I watch a lot of TV. (Thanks to the internet)

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I think I would have to say.... Italy or Australia.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Egg white omlette with red and green peppers.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Sushi, sushi, sushi!

8. What food do you dislike?
I don't think that is possible... for me.

9. Favorite place to eat?
Just about everywhere.

10. Favorite dressing?
Yummy, yummy ranch or raspberry vinegerette.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
09 Honda Accord.

12. What are you favorite clothes?
Jeans and a graphic t-shirt. Nice and simple. Don't get me wrong, I love to dress up but being comfortable is always the best.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Spain, Japan, Berlin.

14. Cup 1/2 empty of 1/2 full?
1/2 full .. I suppose..

15.Where would you want to retire?

16. Favorite time of the day?
Early morning.. it takes me some time to get out of bed but my day does not seem wasted.

17. Where where you born?

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
I don't have a favourite.. whatever is on I suppose.

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
No idea

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
same answer as #19

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?

22. Bird watcher?

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I go through phases. I am currently a morning person.

24. Do you have any pets?
No but I am hoping to get a puppy soon.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
I am going to dominican in December for a wedding!

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
Everything, you name it. Doctor, architect, chiropractor, swimmer, musician, a CEO of a big company, etc.

27. What is your best childhood memory?
When I was 11-12 years old, playing man hunt at night time with all the kids on my street

28. Are you a cat or dog person?

29. Are you married?
No, but I plan to be by the time I hit 30!

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Yup, everytime. Thankfully, my car beeps when other passengers don't wear their seat belts. (I don't have to say anything so I don't look like some a bossy person)

31. Been in a car accident?
Yes, unfortunately. I am still dealing with paper work and attending physio! Ugh!

32. Any pet peeves?
Oh yeah! I get annoyed very easily with EVERYTHING. I know it makes me sound very bitchy and bitter but I guess I prefer things to be done a certain way.
Current pet peeve: when people don't organize their weddings properly or choices they make. I know what you're thinking, there are lots of ways to plan a wedding BUT like I said, I like things done a certain way.

33. Favorite Pizza toppings?
Everything but hot peppers and that fish topping. I never had it but I have smelt it.

34. Favorite Flower?

35. Favorite Ice Cream?
Plain ol' vanilla.

36. Favorite Fast Food restaurant?
I've been trying to hide from them but if I had to choose.. I'd say KFC. Nasty, I know.

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?

38. From whom did you get your last email?
Pervention, tips on how to lose weight.

39.Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Sephora or Shoppers Drug Mart.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Not yet. I am going tree trekking this weekend, does that count?

41. Like your job?
Hate it but I have been hunting for a new job (very difficult to find jobs.)

42. Broccoli?
Sure.. steamed, boiled or sauteed.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
VietNam or Cuba.

44. Last Person you went out to dinner with?
The Boyfriend.

45. What are you listening to right now?

46. What is your favorite color?
Green, green, green.. in any shade.

47. How many tattoos do you have?

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
I think I will tag 3 people.

49. What time did you finish this quiz?

50. Coffee drinker?
Yes but because I am on a diet I have cut down to 1 a week..

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This is a photo of me and Jo-Ann at Helen and Terry's wedding. I know it isn't the most flattering photo of me.. but I'm working on my physique as we speak.

The dress I am wearing was purchased from Denise at Square One shopping centre. The dress was originally 130. It got marked down to $65.00 with additional 40% off. It should have come up to $39.00 before tax. When I went up to purchase the dress it scanned $29.99 PLUS 40% off! The dress cost me only 17.99 (before tax). I couldn't believe it and to think I was contemplating because it was a bit loose around the bust area. I did purchase a maxi dress along with this dress. I will try to take a photo of that dress very soon for you guys.