Sunday, November 20, 2011

Top Box Review + Giveaway!


A couple weeks ago I got contacted by Top Box to review their subscription system! If you're not familiar with it, Top Box is a monthly subscription service, such as BirchBox, Luxe Box, Glymm and a lot of others, that sends you a box filled with 4 or 5 deluxe samples or full sized beauty items for around 10$ a month.

I got sent the second edition of the Top Box ( which is kind of a Top Tube for what I receive.. It's quite different! ), and let me tell you, I was really impressed with what I got! Their objective is to only include top beauty brands in their boxes, and I can't fight about that.

So, here's the tube I received. It's made out of hard cardboard so it's reusable!

Here you can see all I got in the tube. Now, let's go in details :

1. CAKE It's a slice Velveteen hand creme * Full Size *
"Velveteen hand creme soothes and nourishes dry hands with a luxurious and silky formulation that absorbs quickly into your skin, leaving your hands smooth but not greasy" 18,00$ for 3.4 fl Oz.

Deborah Lippman nail laquer in Some Enchanted Evening * Full Size * "Some Enchanted Evening nail lacquer by Deborah Lippman's luxury line of award winning hand and foot care. This line was created as a result of her working with some of the most iconic figures from Cher to Sarah Jessica Parker" 19,95$ for 0,50 fl Oz

Dr. Brandt Collagen Eye Serum
"Time Arrest Eye Serum is formulated to smooth and help prevent lines around the eyes; optimizes hydration by providing a long lasting protection from moisture loss" 85.00$ for 0,50 fl Oz.

Stila Lip Glaze
"Lip Glaze adds a splash of colour to the lips. Can be worn alone or over top of your favorite lip colour to enhance the size and texture of lips" 22.00$ for 0,08 fl oz

I'm overall really impressed with Top Box! I have to admit that I like it better than Luxe Box, which was more skin care oriented (I preffer makeup to be honnest). Plus, shipping wise, you get a tracking number sent by email telling you when you'll receive your box! That's always a plus on my side.

Do I recommend it? Absolutely. Do I want to subscribe for future boxes? Of course! Do you want a November box? Well, I have one for you! :) The lovely people at Top Box offered to give one away to my lovely followers! Aren't they nice? :)

To be entered, make sure to Like them on their Facebook page ( Click Here ), subscribe to my blog and then fill this form! You guys have up until next sunday at midnight to join in!

Again, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Hello there! 

I just want to do a quick post to show you what I did this year for halloween :) My brother and I went out to reverse trick or treat ( we basically followed children being zombies to scare them out, then we gave them candies..! )

I used liquid latex and toilet paper for the wounds if you were wondering... I'm pretty proud of myself for how it turned out, but I wish I had fake blood and tooth enamel.. It would have made the whole thing even better!

That's it for today :) Even though halloween is over, I'm rediscovering all the fun I have with makeup, and I'm pretty sure I'll continue to play with it !

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oh Hai!

Well Hello!
Remember me? You know, the girl who always put out excuses? Well, I'm back!  It's been a few months, I oh so know.. but my life have been quite hectic. Went through my first broken heart experience, after 2 and a half years, through death of a friend, hate, quiting school, getting a full time job, loosing 35 pounds ( and counting ), loosing a whole lot of friends, finding few new ones, turned 18... You know, excuses .. :)

Also, I may say that my computer didn't let me go onto blogger for the longest time... I need a new one asap!

Let's see what happened during the past months... :

First, I got hair feathers :

Then, I got my first tattoo ( yep, it's in my mouth, and also a very fashionable picture ) :

After that, I got my hair dyed blonde :

Then I got another tattoo! (very fashionable picture too, let's be honnest. ) :

Then, I got y hair dyied dark brown :

And we're kind of there in history right now! I plan on getting another tattoo shortly, and I really want to try to be a redhead, or something along those lines... 

And since halloween is comming, I've been playing with my makeup a little, here's three looks that I've done recently :)
 Ninja Turtle nose!
 Sugar Skull
And a doll, ( don't mind the messed up job I did on covering my eyebrows xD )

And that's it for today! I can't wait to start blogging again ( in a more often kind of way ) and to ear from you all!

( P.s.: I'm going to Imats Toronto! Are you? :D )

Thanks for reading, 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 2011 Luxe Box by Loose Button!

May I introduce you all to the Luxe Box by Loose Button. For those who might not know it, this is the equivalent of the Birchbox that is so popular in the United States at this moment, but for Canada! Right now, the service is only starting. It hasn't been launched yet which makes it invite only, or you have to put your name on a waiting list.

Luxe Box still being at a baby stage, everyone gets the same items. Once they launch publicly, they claim that the service will be customize to your own self using the information from the survey that you take when you sign up.

Anyway, let's get to the good, shall we?

I took pictures of what EVERYTHING looks like, from removing the box's lid to up close pictures of the product, for you to see all that there is to see.

When you first open the box, you are greeted with a little card, telling you what products are inside your Luxe Box with a description for each and their full retail price. The only complain I have about this is the fact that they don't include the size of the big item, it's just a little information that would make it even better than it is actually.

The next thing in your face is this teal paper sealed with a coral Luxe Box sticker. It's an interesting color combination, isn't it?

When open the tissue paper, you see this. There's a piece of padding stuff in there, which is awesome. It helps protecting the products against themselves inside the box. FYI, the Luxe box comes in a plastic bubble wrap padded enveloppe.

Here are all the product from this month Luxe Box! As you can see, you get 4 items and 1 treat.

Now let's talk about the products :

1. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

"Considered as one of InStyle's Beast Beauty Buys, this rice-based enzyme powder helps to exfoliate your skin by removing debris, leaving your skin smoother and brighter. Contains no artificial fragrance or color, good for all skin types"

"Directions : After cleansing, dispence intowet hands and create a creamy paste. Massage onto face for one minute, avoiding the eye area, then rinse. Use daily."

The deluxe sample include is 0,45 Oz. or 13 grams. After a little research, I found that the big guy of this is 2,6 Oz. or 75 grams. Knowing that it costs 50$, you get 8,67$ worth of products, not bad, eh?

I haven't use it yet, but I can tell you that you get quite a bit of it. The powder is not chunky but still you can feel that it's harsher than normal powder would be, which will make it a good daily exfoliant. It also smells of citrus.

2. China Glaze Nail polish

"This professional nail lacquer has captured the hearts of bloggers and celebrities alike because of its fabulous finish and easy application. There are lots of bold and exciting colors to choose from that can fit and match your style."

The nice thing about this item is that a couple days before I got my Luxe Box, I got an email telling me that this item would be a full size one to thank me because I bought 3 months worth of this service instead of only one. It was a nice suprise! I like when companies thank their customers by doing things like this.

I got the color Coconut Kiss, but this is the kind of item that everyone got a different color of. 

The full size of is worth 7$.

3. Consonant Body Organic Olive Oil body Soap

"One of the brand's signature products. It contains a perfect blend of organic olive oil, beeswax and spring water. It will keep your skin moisturized after each use. It is also appropriate for all skin types and 100% natural and organic."

On the soap, it says: 
"Well look at you, you unapoligetically discerning shopper, you. Holding this bar of organic body soap just inches from your meticulously groomed face. Examining every last detail. Ensuring it contains the finest quality natural ingredients. Wondering whether it's safe for all skin types and hoping you are right for such a great product.
Well, it does. And it is. And you are."

Then inside, on the little card:
"Re-hydrate the enclosed loofah slice and rest your soap on it between uses.
Hand made in small batches from the finest quality organic oils, butters and grains.
Feels good to treat yourself like royalty, doesn't it? "

So, to be all honest here, I'm all for the organic and natural soaps.. But the smell of this repulses me a little... I'm really not crazy about it. I will still use it, to see if the product itself is good, and to hope that the scent doens't last on the skin. I however love how the packaging is almost cocky, with an attitude and all.. It makes me laugh! And the idea of the tiny loofah slice is brilliant to me, it will helps drain and dry your soap so it will not be all squishy and slimy the next time you come to use it.

And by looking at the Consonant website, I just discovered that this item is a full sized too! It's worth 12$.

4. Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Daily Serum

"This high performing anti-aging day serum is good for all ages and helps defend fundamental skin layers through a rich concentration of natural plant extracts, witamins, and enzymes. Apply 2-3 drops every morning on clean skin before moisturizing."

To be honest again, I'm not sure if I will use this. At 17 years old, anti-aging is not a priority of mine quite yet.

The sample size is 10 ml and the full size is 30 ml. Knowing that the big guy is 65$ it means that you get a sample worth 21,67$. Yes. That's crazy. I know.

5. Treat! Hershey Hugs!

That was just a nice little thing to add, thanks Loose Button!

Overall, I really like the Luxe Box and I'm happy to know that I still have two months of them comming. At 9,95$ a month, to me it's well worth it! If we do a little math here, mine was worth 49,34$! I would truely recommend you to sign up and try at least one month. You can do so on their website!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!

P.s.: I was featured on in the Top 50 Chic Beauty Blogs! Thanks a lot to them :) You can see the post right here!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I tried something new :D


This past weekend, I was in the mood to bake. Since my mama just bought me a set of piping tips ( from Wilton, if you are wondering ), I really wanted to make my good look like pro goods.. :D

So, here the two things I ended up making :) Some cupcakes that I made for a friend's birthday and a cake, for dessert at home !

This is one of the cupcakes, the cake mix itself is a box one.. ( lame I know ) but I had to go fast for those one! I had only a couple hours to make them and frost them! I think they still turned out cute :)

Then this is my next piece of art.. I'm so proud of it! :) I did the cake myself, then I did the roses myself, then I frosted it myself, etc etc :) I think it turned out quite good looking :)

I have a new passion going on!! You'll probably see some more bakery thing on here, but this blog will still be a makeup one! Don't worry :)

Thanks for reading !
Marie ~~

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hello summer!

It's nearly there! Summer! Yay!

For the occasion, and since a lovely friend ask for it ( you know who you are :D ), I did a summery look, with bold, bright and joyfull colors :)

(Don't mind the awfull quality... when I'll have the money for it, I'll get a good camera!)

For this I used :

-Painterly Paintpot from MAC as a base
-MAC Going Banana eye shadow
-Inglot 60 eye shadow (yellow)
-MAC Orange eye shadow
-Inglot 51 eye shadow (orange)
-Inglot 450 eye shadow (burgundy red)
-MAC Freshwater eye shadow
-Inglot 351 eye shadow (highlight color)
-Annabelle Hype Liquid Liner in Electric Blue
-Annabelle Smudge Liner in Foxy Grey
-Maybelline One by One Volum' Express

-MAC Viva Glam Gaga 1

-Annabelle Skintrue Natural lightweight makeup in Natural Ivory
-MAC Powder Blush in Mighty Aphrodite
-NYC Sunny Bronzer
-MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful

And that's all! I can't wait to wear that outside without looking like a crazy girl since it was all gloomy, rainy and grey today outside..!

Thanks for reading, 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Funny Face Beauty's Dare to Wear for Japan!

Oh god. 

It's almost been a month since I've post ANYTHING. And I actually don't have any excuses. I've just been lazy, bored, uninspired.. but mainly lazy, I'll admit that!

So, now I'm fully back. I have hauls to post, review to write and make up to put on. Let's start with this :

A couple weeks ago, as you all know, Japan got hit by an earthquake and a tsunami. As a teenager, it was hard to donate money to help, but Alicia (FunnyFace Beauty) had this really awesome idea of doing one of her Dare to Wear challenge for charity again! For each looks done by her followers on her blog, her family will donate 10$ to the Red Cross to help Japan.
Simply awesome, isn't it?

Here's what I came up with. I got inspired by a street fashion look called Yamamba, or Ganguro somtimes.. I'm not an expert, but there's a full historical aspect of one being the oldest trend that led to the other, more dramatic and all.. They're known for:
-Overwelming fake tan
-A lot of white around the eyes and on the cheek bones
-Using a lot of black eyeliner, some girls as also been seen using sharpies and paint pens
-Having over colored hair, with things stuck in it such as flowers, bow, stuffed animals, etc
-Having 'light clothes' on ...
and the list could go on...

So,  here's the look! :)

Look at the colour difference between my finger and my face on the last picture... OH man xD

Anyway. It was a really fun look to do! I really enjoyed it :) Plus, it was for a good cause... That makes it a good reason to draw some twiggies on! Right? :)

I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint-Patrick Day! :)

Hello !

So today is all about green, isn't it? I came up with this look yesterday to celebrate it!:)

I used :
-SE-02 Pigment from the Shock Effect Stack from Naked Cosmetics (inner corner)
-Bio Green from MAC Pro (middle of the lid to the outer corner)
-418 Pearl from Inglot (outer corner and crease)
-Black single shadow from NYX (outer ''V'')
-477 Double Sparkle from Inglot (lower lashline)
-Going Bananas from MAC (inner corner highlight)
-351 Matte from Inglot (brow bone highlight)
-BlackTrack Fluidline from MAC (top and bottom liner)
-Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara from L'Oréal

I think it came out pretty! I love to keep my lids bright but going dark in the crease.. It adds caracter, definition and attention to have that bright pop there.

Today, I did my make up à la Cora (aka VintageOrTacky on Youtube). She did a tutorial on a dramatic smokey eye starting with the dark color on the lid and fading it out with a lighter one. I thought it look pretty so I ''stole'' her look! Ahah! You can see her fabulous skills here : CLICK!

That's all for today gorgeous readers!

Thanks for reading,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bold Look : Cartoonish :D

Hello Everyone! :)

Today, I have another bold look to share.. It's not as bold as some others, but it's blod enough for me to not wear it outside!

 Yay! So, Every color in the rainbow that I'm crying in Inglot, the eyes and the eyebrows are from the Naked Palette, the lips are a NYX lip pencil topped with a NYC lipstick with some MAC 3D gliltters added and the blush is a Lorac cheek stamp... And all the outlines are made out of MAC Black Track Fluidline :D

If you want anymore details, let me know, I'll write them down for you :)

Thanks for reading, 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Haul : Nail Polishes from Pretty Indulgent.Com!

Oh. My. God.

I always felt left out of the nail polish bandwagon. Why? Because of that imaginary line between what is called the United States of America and Canada. That line ladies and gentlemens is magic. It makes shipping cost double, triple and sometimes even more.

There's another imaginary line that exist inside the Canada itself too. The line that's all around the Province of Quebec. We, Quebecers, speak french for the most part and have laws to protect our beloved language, but those laws keep stores like Sally's Beauty Supply out of our reach and make it that much more complicated to get stuff.

How ever!

I was reading Scrangie's Blog and she had recently a post about some discount code, one being good for to give you 15% off using the code "scrangie"(good until march 15th). I went over, without any hopes that the shipping would be under 20$... and then when I went to the faqs section I read that if you live in West Island of Montreal, Quebec, or near, you can meet up with the wonderful Maggie herself to save on shipping. I almost fell off my chair!! 15% off and no shipping? HELL YA!

That's when I wrote back and forth with her and we had a little meet up ( where I was totally shy let me tell you.. I felt awefull of just standing there and saying thank you.. I had so many questions to ask! ) and I got 11 bottles of nail polishes that I bought myself by the way. I was in heeaaaaaven! :) Being in a country ( and a town ) where most brands and company over charges or even doesn't ship at all, I was trilled to get those bottles of goodness. Of course, they're a little more expensive than on the US website, but I truely felt that, even without a discount, I would be paying a good price. Anyway, here are my new babies!

Tease-y Does It from OPI Burlesque Collection
Purple/brown base with gold, red and pink shimmers dancing inside ( Picture : 2 coats )
Sparkle-Icious from OPI Burlesque Collection
Gold, purple and blue glitters in clear base ( Picture : 3 sloppy coats ... You should be able to get it opaque on 3 though! )
Ick-A-Bod-Y from China Glaze Awakening Collection
Dark green jelly base filled with coppery orange glitters. ( Picture : 3 coats! )
Hey Sailor from China Glaze Anchors Away Collection
The color isn't properly showing, but it's a bright bright pin-upy red ( Picture : 1 coat only! )
Halley's Comet from Orly Cosmic FX Collection
Awesome teal reflecting limish in the light. ( Picture : 3 coats ! )
Star Sparkle from Nubar Sparkles Collection
Holographic silver glitters in a clear base ( Picture : 3 sloppy coats.. Could be better! )
Greener from Nubar Going Green Collection
Dark forest green with tiny shimmers ( Picture : 2 coats! )
Reclaim from Nubar Going Green Collection
Light/Medium holographic green ( Picture : 2 coats! )
Absolute from Nubar Prism Collection
Light blue base filled with holographic tiny glitter particules ( Picture : 3 coats! )
Tiffany from Zoya Flame Collection
Coppery peachy pinky goldy foily thing. ( Picture : 2 coats! )
Danii from Zoya Intimate Collection
Medium purple with a pinky champagne reflect ( Picture : 2 coats! P.s. : my picture is too blue toned )

Over all experience!? Flippin' amazing! Would I order again? For sure! Shipping in Canada ranges from 7,80$ in the Province of Quebec, to 16$ in Nunavut. If you order for more than 125$ you can also get 5$ shipping! ( here's all the rates : :D )

Pretty Indulgent doesn't only carry collections from Color Club, China Glaze, Nubar, OPI, Orly and Zoya, but they also carry Arcana, which is a soap, bath, body care, perfume brand, Villainess, which is the same type of company as Arcana, and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will be there soon too! They also have some others little jewelery and embelishment.

With my order I got a sample of a soap named Krakatoa from Villainess and I'm pleasantly surprise..! When I openned my boxed, all I could smell was that.. and it's pretty good! I like the scent a lot and it's always nice to have a little extra gem in our orders, right? :)

Anyway, comming back onto the polishes.. I'm in love. I feel like an entire world just opened for me where I can now get cool nailpolishes for a decent price.. Just to tell you, I really love Nubar Reclaim, Nubar Absolute, Orly Halley's Comet  and Zoya Tiffany at first glance, although I'm super excited for them all :) There's not one that I don't like! :)

Long life to Pretty Indulgent and thanks for reading,