Revlon Whipped Colour Stay Foundation Review Monday, Sep 24 2012 

Hello!
Alas Revlon has done it again, they’ve created a new Colour stay foundation which has created quiet the buzz in the beauty industry. Everyone seems to be picking it up lately and also a lot of the fans of the liquid colour stay foundation have picked this one up and have compared it. Now I don’t have the liquid colour stay foundation, but I’ve heard so many good things about it, that I actually might pick it up soon and give it a try. The first looks at this foundation was.. uhh ohh they copied the maybelline mouse foundation.. wrong! I hadn’t previously owned and revlon foundations until now, I was un sure of my shade, in drugstores I found it very hard to pick a colour. There is only one tester, which is one shade.. which makes it even more difficult to pick one shade and try and get it right. I did some research first.. I looked up people that had MAC cosmetics foundations and I had seem if they had the revlon foundation and what colour in the revlon they were if they were an NW20 in MAC , which is what I am. That made it easier.. trust me.. it did take about a week to come up with this theory and to try it and see if I could come up with a shade closet to my skin colour.. and the final result.. I did!!! I purchased this foundation in the colour 220 nude. Which seems to suit people who are an NW20 in MAC Foundations. Lets start by describing the formula of this foundation.. to me it is a whipped mousse…. if that makes any sense. It is not liquid.. not creme ( close to though) so more so like a whipped formula, if I tip the jar with the lid off upside down.. it is definitely not going anywhere it is that thick.

Colour: 220 Nude

It isn’t full of air either, the packaging is less than desirable.. because it is a heavy glass jar.. and I think if you dropped this on a hard floor.. it would break. It comes with a twist on and off lid and a white cap to keep the product inside the jar, it seems unsanitary to keep dipping a makeup brush in the product.. which I guess it is, but you can also scoop some out onto your hand each time you apply this, that way your not dipping a dirty brush in it constantly. There are a few ways to apply this foundation that seems to work for this product.. which is a way that I found works best for me and it is using a stiff stippling brush such as the real techniques stippling brush and or the sigma brushes that are very dense and are able to buff in this product very well.

220 Nude

The product claims to last for 24 hours.. I don’t know anyone that would wear makeup for 24 hours while awake.. not me! I seem to get about 8+ hours out of it, with a powder and a setting spray, such as Urban decay all nighter spray!  It seems to work for oily and or dry skin.. which makes it good and appealing to all skin types.  The glass jar doesn’t do the colours justice.. you have to take off the lid and remove the white cap to actually look at the colours available.  I picked this foundation up for $17.99 Canadian… that is expensive compared to other drugstore foundations.. but this one does work and is definitely a medium to full coverage foundation worth trying if you don’t want to spend the money on a high end foundation.  Overall I will be re purchasing this foundation in the future , continuing to love the Revlon colour stay products.
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How much is my face worth Wednesday, Aug 29 2012 

This is a tag I saw on a “Sprinkle of Glitter blog” I decided to do it as well: I added everything up that I would wear at once.. and I must say I was shocked! Here it goes:

How much is my face worth: Tag

-Clinque pore refining solutions-$23.00-sephora

-Philosphoy hope in a jar moisturizer-$20.00-sephora

-Microperfecting HD primer-$38.00-sephora

-sephora eye lash curler-$19-Sephora

-urban decay naked palette-$60.00-sephora

-laura mercier silk cream foundation-$55-sephora

-smashbox HD concealer-$22-sephora

-Covergirl lashblast mascara-$8-shoppers drug mart

-maybelline dream lumi highlighter and concealer-$10-shoppers drug mart

-MAC mineralized skinfinish- soft and gentle-$34-MAC

-urban decay primer potion-$24-Sephora

-covergirl lash perfection mascara-$8-Shoppers drug mart

-MAC mineralized skin finish -medium-$34-MAC

-EOS lipbalm-$6-Shoppers drug mart

-Dior ultra pearl lipgloss-$31- 257 pink trench-Sephora

-Real techniques brushes-stippling brush-$9-Iherb.com

-Real techniques- core collection-$17.99-Iherb.com

-Real techniques- core collection-$17.99-Iherb.com

=436.98

*I haven’t included in 13% tax I would pay here in canada and also didnt include the shipping on the Real Techniques brushes:

=$493.78 +Shipping ($10)=$503.98

WOW is all I can say!

-Meaghan

Has anyone else done this, Give it a try and leave comments

NYC Trip- Tuesday Saturday, Aug 11 2012 

Tuesday morning we woke up in our hotel room in NYC, and realized it was real.. we were actually in NYC!  Our mom went and got us break fast and we got ready and left the hotel to catch our bus tour that was doing the down town loop, we saw all of lower manhattan,we got off on a few stops to go shopping, I stopped in at Sephora, and Victoria secreys: Pink, and picked up a sweater. We went to the empire state building, I didn’t end up going in the empire state building.. it is a little high for my liking, so i went to a Starbucks and sucked up their wi-fi for about an hour, also along the tour we stopped at ground zero.. didn’t go in.. because you had to pay to go in.. we were already sick of standing in lines… so we got back on the bus and kept going. We got off at the Macy’s stop and went in.. it takes up an entire block.. 11 storeys.. all for macys, the escalators.. are so old.. I don’t recommend using them take the elevators! I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo shirt for my dad in Macy’s, we saw the huge post office, madison square garden and a few homeless people. I wanted to get out of that area quick.. I feel like all I did was shop.. oh wait.. thats what I went there for. That night for dinner myself and my mom went to TGI Fridays… was 2 storey restaurant in times square, was more expensive then we thought. but the portions were large and very tasty.

NYC trip -Sunday Friday, Aug 10 2012 

Sunday-

Saturday morning we packed up, and Sunday we finished packing, and in the morning the dogs left for the kennel, and at 2:30 we got things ready to go in the car and headed for the boarder , we got to the boarder and sat for about an hour just to get across as it was a Canadian civic holiday. Once we got thru the boarder it was about 25 minutes or less to the hotel across from the buffalo airport, where we were staying before we had to catch our flight the next morning. We went into the hotel and checked in, went into the small restaurant and decided to eat there, after we checked in, went and got our bags and dropped them into our room, and went for dinner, and then we wanted to go to the buffalo airport and look around, we did, the airport isn’t ad bug as Toronto’s Pearson. Then we sat in the room and went to bed.

First Time Flying Sunday, Jul 22 2012 

At the beginning of August I’m going to New York City with my mom and sister for about a week, We are staying right in times square at the Marriott Marquis. Let me just say.. I’m very excited for this trip.. BUT I’ve never flown before, I will have family with my and the flight is about an hour and 20 minutes… which isn’t bad. I think I’ll be fine, once we are in the air Im sure i’ll be fine. The scary part for me will be the time we are taking off the run way, and landing. A few of my friends have flown before and said it was a piece of cake. With 9/11 and a few other plans having issues in the past few years and it making it to the news.. kinda scares me. I really want to travel to Europe, hawaii, australia.. etc while Im still young enough to enjoy it. It took me a while to get my passport.. partially me just being lazy about it. I finally got it and now i can legally leave the country. For this NYC trip I’m flying JetBlue, from Buffalo to JFK, So i hear it takes about an hour from JFK to Manhattan which is where we are staying right in Times Square. I will be taking many pictures and videoing and once I come back I will put up a few hauls, and blog posts.. etc about the trip.. If you guys will want to hear about it. One thing that has pissed me off about flying so far.. I haven’t even gone yet.. is that the airport security is so tight, which i understand, but i want to bring makeup on the plan.. but i can only bring a certain amount.. ugh . and it has to be in a clear bag and each product under 100ml each.  Taking graval before the flight i’ve heard helps… might not be a bad idea.. i got a better one.. a shot of vodka to settle the nerves. ;p

-Meaghan S.