Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Manicure Monday (Tuesday): Essie Summer 2013 Collection at Dollarama!

I let you down on Manicure Monday yesterday as I was out of town for the whole day. I was having a bank appointment and the nearest branch of my bank is in New Brunswick. So I killed a few birds with one stone and I did some shopping, as usual.

Dollaramas there where having a LOT of Essies. On most of them, the name of the colours were not written,  and they were colors I was not really into. But I got these three lovely brights from last year's Summer Collection. They remind me of other regulas Essies, but they have tiny sparkly fleck in them, as opposed to being just creams.

I think the Girls are Out is propably the most unique one in terms of Essie. From online pics, it looks like Big Spender, but I don't recall seeing that one. Full Steam Ahead is a true lilac, and it reminds me of Play Date. Unfortunately, I don't have Play Date with me to compare. Sunday Funday is my favourite, a nice coral, reminding me of E-Nuff is E-Nuff or Cute as a Button.

On my nails today, I put Full Steam Ahead with a few lines of The Girls are Out on my ring fingers.  

Those polishes and the rest of the Summer 2013 Collection is still available on Nail Polish Canada if you cannot find them in your Dollorama.

Have you find anything exciting at Dollarama lately?

P.S: I'm still looking for guest bloggers

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Saturday's Stuff I Like

I'm just a sucker for cute linings

I had a hard week last week and I didn't post a SSIL post. But I'm back on track!

On Wednesday we went to the weekly outdoor concert and the band was really good. They were playing a variety of genres and the place was packed with people. I also won one of their tshirts that the singer threw in the public! 

I love the feeling of opening my emails or Facebook and saying : "Oh so and so will have written to me" before actually seeing their messages. I think my intuition is coming back!

Yesterday was my mum's birthday. I had planned a few things but you know how it is! You have to hide to do last minutes details and she was really sneaky! "Why do you need the car for?" "When are you coming back?" And every reply you give is not enough, and you just don't want to expand on the subject when it's for surprises!

Today I sat down after work and opened up a Corona. I'm on my second right now. Sometimes a good beer is what you need!

I'm almost finished with my Edith Piaf biography. I enjoyed reading this a lot, it has given me the kick to get back into reading. I also have a few other biogs lined up. I think it is important to know about historic people that everyone knows without really knowing them. I mean by that that we know that Edith Piaf was a French singer during the early 20th century, but unless we lived in that period, it seems so far from our lives now.

Do you have good intuition? Is there any time that you said something and then it happened right there?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sigma E35 and E55 Eye Brushes Review

I have talked about Sigma brushes in the past, as you may remember from my Favourite Face Brushes post where I featured the F80.

Today I want to talk about teo of their eyes brushes, the E35 Tapered Blending Brush* and the E55 Eye Shading Brush*.

I think those would be a great beginner's duo, as it is really the basic. The E55 (Eye Shading) is the one you need to pack on the shadow. It is not too big, nor too small, and the bristle are dense enough to transfer the shadow from the palette to the eyes properly.

The E35 (Tapered Blending Brush) is just as its name suggests, a blending brush. It is tappered and I think it is great to darken the crease and blend it in a windshield washer way.

Both brushes are super soft, as all Sigma brushes that I have tried. Those are still new and it's early to say but all my Sigma brushes are really good quality and I can't fault them.

If you are Canadian, you will be pleasantly surpised that Obsessed Look now stocks Sigma and offers free shipping on all Canadian orders! (The individual price is slightly higher than the Sigma website, but the shipping is free and you won't get the nasty custom fee, so it's worth it!)

If you are outside Canada, you can still buy Sigma brushes from their own website.