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.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Manicure Monday: Sally Hansen Duo

Today's manicure contains two Sally Hansen products, as you can see by the title of the post :)

I've been searching for the Hard as Nail Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Bubblegum Pink for a long time. I've seen it on Faith from Sparklyblonde1 one YouTube and I liked it. Unfortunately, none of the drugstores near me had this specific  color! I finally found it in New Brunswick a few months ago. 

As the name would suggest, this is a bubble gum pink, meaning a bright pink with a tad of blue. It is not totally a cream polish, as it has a subtle shimmer to it. The color is opaque in 2 and a half coats. I say this because on some nails I did 2, some 3. It is so hot here and my polish was gloopy! So far, it lasts longer than the Mint Sorbet shade.

The houndstooth is the same nail wrap you're seen in the Minty Houndstooth post, the Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips. It is such a shame that those strips are not better. I really like the pattern. But I always have problem with them. They either not stick properly or they chip. They didn't survive my feeding the animals!

The Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips are about $10 and the Hard as Nail Xtreme Wear polish is around $3.

Do you like pink nails?

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Best of the Web #10

On my way back from Quebec City back in May, I was listnening to a radio show that  featured artists from all over the world. I actually don't know the name of the show, as it happens Quebec is so big so after a little while, you loose the station. This week I was thinking about a song I heard that time, and I knew I already checked it out on YouTube, but I was hoping I put it in my favourites. And I did! So for you, I'm sharing this Hungarian song, Hétköznapi, by Szabó Balázs feat. Julie Rens. I have no clue what the song is about, except for the last few bits in French, of course. If you know, please share! It's the kind of song I like to listen to early in the morning.

I always like a good internship story. I might be pretty old in usual standards to still think about internships, but I don't mind. Lydia Rose is interning at Company, a UK magazine similar to Glamour. A while ago, she shared her tips to get an internship in Journalism.

Following on the professional front, Emily Schuman shares her friend's Cristina's Networking Tips for Introverts. You'll find a few gems in there!

Have you read anything good on the Web this week?