Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nail of 2 days ago : First attempt at patchwork.


I learned the patchwork technique from Erika, the author of Chloe's Nails ( and I found her blog through SayAnythingBr00ke on YouTube ). You basically "mask" you nails with scotch tape to make this! It's easy, fun and doesn't require any type of skills except patience. :)

As you can see, I'm dealing with tip wear ( that's what happen when you're moving your bedroom from the first floor to the basement.. ) and my lines aren't that crips. I guess that perfection will come with time.. I would recommend something even though this is my first try at it.. Put the lightest color near the nail bed and not the tip! Because my tips are light, I always have the impression that my nail as chipped. It might only be a mental thing.. Oh well, :)

I used :
-Joe Fresh Dupioni as the base color
-Joe Fresh Midas for the gold color
-Joe Fresh Imperial (the bottle in the picture) is the dark purple
-Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out for the black triangle
And Seche Vite as my Top Coat !

Voilà! :)

It's super easy, I really recommend you to try it out! Do your own color combination too! It's really fun and easy to do while watching a good movie or tv .

Thanks for reading ,

Sunday, January 16, 2011

15 random facts ? Oh yea.

 (Picture by : Coolayo)
Hi Gorgeous readers!

Just to let you know. I've been trying to record and publish a video on Youtube recently since I got a pretty good camera ( got meaning borrowed from my brother here! ), but I keep failing. I'll try again to make it work, but it's hard! Editing and stuff.. By brain hurts just from writing those words.


FunnyFace Beauty, aka Alicia, posted a 15 random facts about herself recently and since it was quite an interesting post, I'll try to find 15 things that may interest you, or may not, I've only been on earth for 17 ( and a half ) years, keep that it mind!

Here we go ...

1. When I was younger, maybe 7 or 8 years ago, I started a really huge obsession about Sponge Bob. I had stuff with him all over. Pajamas, school bags, posters, stuffed animals, etc etc. I was known to be "the Sponge Bob Freak " and even started my own fan club. That obsession lasted 5 or 6 years.

2. I have a hard time doing super elementery things, such as knowing instantly my left and my right and read time on non-digital clocks. That doesn't make me a dumb person, right?

3. I used to be very crafty. When I was younger, I was drawing all the time, painting, glueing things on other things, etc etc. I also had a love affair when I discovered scotch tape. That thing has been taken away from me by teachers a lot at school! I also used to be good at origami.

4. Some of you might be tired of hearing this, but my main language is French ( from Quebec, and no, it's not like French from France.. There's a lot of similarities, of course, but it's really different still ). That being said, the educational system in Canada make you learn the 2 national languages ( french & english ). I started learning english when I was 7 or 8 years old, learning a little bit of grammar and verbs.. Saying the usual Lea goes to school and all, but still, most of the people who speak french here have a really hard time with english ( surely vice versa ). The way that I got to learn english is by myself, with the help of the Youtube beauty community. I still to mistakes ( a lot xD ) but I can communicate, and I'm proud of it :)

5. I was raised with my mom, my dad and my also my two brothers. We used to not being really close ( that might be explained by the fact that we are 10 and 11 years apart ) but as of today, we are actually close, and I cherish that relationship.

6. Through my life, I had a cat ( that we gave to my aunt because my mom turned out to be allergic ), a fish ( a beta, and he lived for 4 years ), a dog ( which is now 5 years old :D ) and a hamster ( wish is a year old now ).

7. I hate hate hate when others take pictures of me. I'm far from the perfect body and I have troubles accepting myself. I developped a way to take pictures of myself which doesn't make me look as hubby as I truely am and those are the only pictures that I accept of myself. (that's a sad fact.. )

8. On a funnier note, I can put both of my ankle behind my neck. And I can also "fold" myself in half. And I will NOT include pictures xD

9. I am a little weird about things sometime, like hitting the stop button of the microwave when there's one second left or having the toilet paper going the right way... Anyone else do little weird things like that?

10. Before I discovered the make up universe, I was a super tomboy. That was 3 years ago.. xD

11. I hate to shop for clothes. I usually live in jeans or sweatpants and t-shirts. Actually, when I found a type of t-shirt that I like, I buy it in every color. I don't have "cute stuff" and I am super okay with that!

12. People hate to sleep ( like sleep overs.. no twisted minds here!! ) with me because I move a lot and also "fold" myself ( that how I loooove to sleep  :D ). I also use to be a really bad sleepwalker, putting myself in the bathtub, closet or just fall back asleep in the hallway. My parents were so used to it that they were just helping myself walking to the bottom part of my bed ( not the sides.. the part where your feet should be ) and just push me right back in.

13. At my prom, there was a thing that EACH person got an award for something.. And I got the gossip girl one.. You can get your own conclusion for that...

14. I never got any broken bones but being really clumsy I did a lot of damage to myself xD When I was maybe 8, I ask a friend if I could try his BMX... And I was going pretty fast and had the great idea to press the break. His being reverse, I break with the front wheel, passed over the bike, flew for a couples meters and scratch one side of my face and one leg pretty bad.. I also drop down my high school stairs one day and open my knee ( three years ago ) and still have the mark ( I guess that it's now a scar ). It's seriously huge like.. a MAC blush ... But anyway.. out of every injures I got, the most painfull thing that happened to be was 11 months ago, when I got my tonsils removed. When I was 5 minutes away from the actual intervention, my mom told be that to her, it was worst than giving birth if that can give you an idea of how it feels.. Serious most pain I ever felt.. and it lasted two full weeks.

15. It took me 2 days to came up with 15 slightly interesting things about myself. Ohhh well!

I hope you had a little fun learning things about me  :D I'll have other post comming, don't worry! I just really tr to understand how to make the camera thiny work.. It's hard!!

Thanks for reading ! :)


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Funny Face Beauty Amazing Giveaway! :D

Hello ! 
Don't you want all that makeup from that picture? I surely do!
If you want to know how to enter FunnyFace Beauty Giveaway where you have the chance to win ALL on those goodies,  click here, and follow the rules! Make sure to do it fast tho! It ends on the 11th!!

Thanks for reading! and don't forget to enter that giveaway!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

FOTD : Bright in winter with Glamour Doll

Hello Ladies!

Guess who had a little fun today!? Okay you got it, it's me :D I love to play with makeup, you know, it's some sort of addiction or something.. but it's not dangerous so I think I'm okay on it... It's not like I was on meth or anything ! :)

So today was the day of bright shadows. I'm not the kind of girl who's like " Bright in summer, dark in winter ". Like seriously, if I want to wear plum lips in summer or crazy bright shadows in winter, it's all my choice ! I love the weirds looks anyways,

I used :

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-MAC Painterly paint pot
   From inner corner to the outer one :
-Sephora Eye shadow in no. 23 Aspen summit
-Glamour Doll Eye shadow in Electric Lemonade ( foiled with MAC Fix+ )
-Glamour Doll Eye shadow in Jailhouse Jumpsuit ( foiled with MAC Fix+ )
-Glamour Doll Eye shadow in Oddity ( used on the lower lashline too )
-Glamour Doll Eye shadow in Blueberry Lush ( used on the lower lashline too )
   Crease :
-Glamour Doll Eye shadow in Tatooed
-NYX single shadow in Black
   Browbone :
-Annabelle Single Eyeshadow in 225 Ivory
   Liner :
-MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
   Mascara :
-L'Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara in Black
   Brows :
-Joe Clear Mascara & Brow Gel

-Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer
-Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette in no.1
-Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation in shade 15
-Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Fair ( Light 0-1 )

-Revlon Lip gloss in Lilac Pastelle

Yay! That's all on my face today! I really love my Glamour Doll Eye shadows at the moment, they're really good! You can expect a review from me in a little, I still need to play with them to form a good and steady opinion :)

Thanks for reading,

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bold Look : Blue Elf?

Hello says the girl in her pajamas in the pictures! :)

So this is a look that I did almost a month ago, but since I was doing my 12 days of giveaways, I haven't got to post it until now. This "Elf" thingy happened somewhere around 3 or 4 AM, which is the usual time where I get inspired ( I know, talk about a lame sleep schedule ! )

There's no tutorial for this, but I KINDA remember what I used on my face that night :

-Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Shade 15 ( yup, guess who's white as snow!? )
-Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette in No. 1 ( and I used the lightest shade, don't juge ! )
-Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Fair (Light 0-1)  ( okay, no more comment about my white-ness)
-NYC Matte Bronzer in 720C Sunny
-NYC Blushable Crème Stick in 645U Big Apple Blush
-Lorac Cheek Stamp in Pink Paradise
-MAC SilverDusk Loose Powder

-Brows : Kat Von D Beethoven Eye Shadow Palette in Speed Blue
-Lid : Mac Going Bananas, Random Green from Coastal Scents 88 Color Palette and Mac Bio Green
-"Crease" : NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue, NYX Single Shadow in Black
-Highlight : Mac Cristal Avalanche
-Lower Lashline : Random Blue from the Coastal Scents 88 Color Palette
-Liner : NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue, Buxom Lash Liner in Leatherette
-Lashes : NYX Special Effect Lashes in EL 188 Unstable, no mascara

LIPS : ( okay, it's ABSOLUTELY not safe for lips, but I'm one of those kids who take risk :D )
-NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue
-Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar
-Eye Kandy Sprinkles in Shock Tart
( This was absolutely not comfortable, please, wear this for photos only! )

That's about it for this weirdo look :) I hope you enjoyed it ! And fyi.. I LOVE NYX lashes! Seriously, if you get them on sale or at IMATS those things are cheap and soooo good! I'll certainly stock up on tons of style next IMATS! :)

Thanks for being awesome, and for reading too!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What I got for Christmas!


So this is going to me my what I got for christmas post, and trust me, the picture above represent ALL I got ( exept for money and Gift Card to the movies and the mall which I almost already spent entirely (things I bought with that money that I have at the moment are in this post ) ). I did not only showcase the "makeup" stuff. I got ONLY makeup, and pajamas + socks, but that doesn't count, everyone get those, right? :)

If some of you want to know, I had a great christmas overall with the person I love. I saw friends and close-close-close family, which is all that kind of matter to me. My mom being raised with 9 brothers and sisters who have kids that have kids that will maybe soon have kids... I seriously will  NEVER want to see them ALL at the same time! The less headaches I have, the better I feel !

So, onto the present! Be assured that I thanked everyone that gave me everything, even a christmas hug !:) I'm gratefull for everything that I got and even if it's hard, I try not to take a thing for granted.

First of, I got my very first makeup mirror, because believe it or not, I used to do ALL my make up, even the crazy things, with a pocket mirror... I know, it sounds super ridiculous, but now I feel a lot better to have my two hands free while applying things all over my face!

Then I got a box which was painted by one of my mom's friend only for me :) That means that it's the ONLY one like that in the world and that I'm the lucky girl who as it ! My mom got it mainly so that I can carry my brushes and a little make up in a sturdy box so that my brushes don't break apart and that the make up stay safe. I like it really much and for now, it's a decoration on my desk :)

Then I got some MAC stuff from my boyfriend, my mom and I also bought some with a gift card.
-I got MAC Fix + mainly because I always wanted it. I used it a couple time for foiling shadows and pigments and I like it very much! I no longer believe the " You can use water, it'll do the same job "! Fix + works way better in my book.

-Then I got 3 lipsticks, one from Back to Mac-ing and two from my mom!
The first one, Please Me, is a matte lipstick. It's seriously not as drying as I thought it would be, but do not have chap lips under that! It'll look so gross and patchy ( talk about experience here!! ).
Then the two next one which are the one that my mom got me ( you knew that already huh? You can't back to MAC for Viva Glam! ) are the Viva Glam Cyndi and Viva Glam Gaga. Those are a lot more forgiving on winter lips ( again, experience is in the house! )

-The next thing is Painterly paintpot, which I got to replace my Soft Ochre one which is dead-done. I think I like it better since it has a pink undertone which suits my skin a lot better!

-Beside that is something my boyfriend got me, the Black Track Fluidline. Remember that Buxom Leatherette lash liner!? Well I used it 'till nothing was left. I needed a new Gel Liner since it's basically all I used to do my winged liner and I kind of said it to my boyfriend.. So now I have a new one! I started using it on the 1st.. Let's see how much time it takes to go through!

-Then there's Gesso Eyeshadow, matte basic white, that I got from my boyfriend also. You can also see in those pictures how I depot my eyeshadow by the way! :) I'm a nerd who like to depot MAC things.. And I'm so serious.. :)

-The last MAC item is Dame Powder Blush which is a satin finish ( my large pore like matte or satin, no shimmers and/or glitters! ). I haven't played with it quite yet, but it's an occasion to see how I depot blushes.. I put a round piece of magnet underneath the stickers :)

Then, I got some MARK/Avon things.
-I got those 2 MARK make up bags which are SO pretty to me, I LOVE them! ( and I've been bugging my mom for them since ... June? July? ahah! )
-Then there was those to Avon product in my stockings. One of them is a Nourishing Banana & Coconut Milk  shower gel and the other is an Antibacterial hand gel in Nourishing Vanilla. I haven't tried these yet.

The next thing up is 16 Glamour Doll Eye Full Sized loose shadows. You might be like " Phhft!? 16 !? I learned to count at 5 and I aint no see 16! " well, you're kind of half right. There was a slight mistake in my order that made me the owner of two Trophy Wife and left out without Lovers Lane ( which is red ). It was quickly fixed by the lovely Vee and I'll get it soon :) ( as well as other things, but that another story ). Right now I can say much, I haven't played enough with them, but I love them so far!!

I know, it wasn't the place for swatches, but I couldn't resist! Those are one swipe swatche.. I KNOW, RIGHT!? Crazy! Crazy in love!! My boyfriend got me an Inglot Palette for christmas ( I was with him, I choose the colors ) I cannot leave this thing... I'm SO in love, it's insanely bad xD I really want ( and will, I'm sure of that ) will get more and more Inglot shadows. It'll be an easy task for me, I live near 3 different stores! Expect tutorials, Eyes of the day and loads of things comming out featuring this bad boy <3

Not much to say here, but worth the mention. In my stocking there was 3 eye brows razor thingy and 2 nail files! Those things can always come in handy!

Next up is the is the one before last christmas actual gift, which occurs to be the L'Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara that one of my aunt gave to me. I asked for it since I really wanted to try it! Not being a fan of the regular clumpy Voluminous mascara, I really enjoy this one! I'm such a rubber bristle lover :D

Then I got myself the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye make-up remover, which I'm not sure about yet.. It's says oil free but it's so oily at the same time... I dont know.. We'll see!

Then there's the LA Slash Splash Proof Sealer Eyeshadow Sealer/base that I got myself on recommendation from Petrilude. He swears that it's THE things to keep glitters on your eyeball and since it was only 7$, I picked it up!

The two Wet n Wild palette were bought a week before christmas, but I wanted to put them in a "haul", so here they are. The left one is Night Elf, who came with a kind of good eyeliner, and on the right is Snow Sprite, who came with a crappy silver eyeliner. As for the palette themselves, they really good! I enjoy the Color Icon range a lot!

* Are you done yet!? No.. But soon! :)*
Then I got myself some lush with christmas money! If you're not aware of it, Lush have CRAZY deals starting on dec. 26. Every thing christmas is BOGO free and so are every soaps! I got a little more than that, but they're for a lovely friend of mine, so they're not featured here.
-First, I got a 40$ worth of Angel's Delight ( or as you can read it, in french we say "Délice des Anges" and that sounds kind of soft and sensuals xD Oh well ) I ask if the manager ( like, the manager there actually WORKS in the store, and she's so feakin sweet! ) to divide the price in half since I wanted a big chunk of it, and she kindly did it for me!

-I also got a Candy Cane bubble bar, simply to use it since it smells so dang good,

-And I also got a " Matriochka ". It's like the russian dolls, you know, there's a doll in a doll who ate a doll etc etc etc!? Well same concept here! There's two piece of Soap outside that smell like the So White Bath Bomb ( or like apple if you're not that cool to know ( just kidding :D )) and inside there's an actual So White bath bomb ( remember? it's the apple scented one! ) and a cinders bath bomb ( which smells like cider actually ).

*Keep on reading! There's 2 pictures left!! *

Then from Loblaws which is a grocery here in Canada, I got some Joe Fresh Cosmetics ( yes, I went in the grocery ONLY for makeup, it doesn't mean that I have a problem or anything... right? )

- I got a set of Joe Nail Polishes that I haven't used yet but I'm sure they're fantastic.. I fell in love with them when Alicia Aka FunnyFace beauty sent me one... They stay on my nails 10 times better than my OPI ones!

-Next thing is a Joe Fresh Lip Gloss in Poppy. Out of the tube it doesnt smell good at all, but after only a few few few seconds, the smell goes away and you're left with a really pigmented lip gloss, as of now, I like it.

-Then I got a Clear mascara and brow gel ( don't you love those easy names!? ) for my brows.. Mine are thick enough to only be tamed, no filling needed!

-Lastly is their Fine tip liquid eyeliner in Black. I had it before and remember liking it, so I thought why not!?

Last picture, but surely not the least...
My dad went to see some family with my grandmother in California, home of Dinair Airbrush. My parents and I talked about airbrush for a little while, like way before my dad knew he was going in Cali, and I told them that I was interested and all but never really though that I would get it! Just before he left we were talking about it and browsing their website and he saw that where he was going was super close from the Dinair Head Quarters and talk about it with my mom. Since this kit fell into the Christmas Budget this year ( no money questions please, those things doesn't regard you guys! ) They agreed on getting me a starter kit. This is by far most present I ever got for Christmas and I'm really happy! I'm still trying to get the hands and skills on this.. It's kind of hard!!

I really hope that you guys enjoy this post, it took me a little to gather up everything, but now I'm happy that it's all done :)

Please feel free to leave comments, requesting reviews or just being nice :)

Much love, and thanks for reading!

Saturday, January 1, 2011



How better can 2011 be than 12 makeup winners!? I seriously don't know!! And don't mind my day late please, I got to see some family and spend some time with the boyfriend a lot lately, so I'm sorry!

Let's not make the suspence last, shall we? Because we have 12 different winners to announce here! Ain't that sweet ! I hope you're all exited! :D

( Please don't be sad if you didn't win, I plan to get organized this year, and have plenty more giveaways, and better one also.. So no cry please! )

Let's get to the good news...

The winners are :

DAY 1 : Sally Hansen Goodies                                        Golden Glow
DAY 2 : ELF Goodies                                                     Snow0016
DAY 3 : MARK. Goodies!                                               Skelly Bones
DAY 4 : Cover Girl and ELF Stuff!                                   Bec
DAY 5 : Annabelle Goodies!                                           Kory_Nails
DAY 6 : ELF Again!                                                       Priscilla aka MUJunkie88
DAY 7 : Wet n Wild Goodies!                                         Janinay
DAY 8 : Hard Candy and ELF!                                        The Girlie Blog
DAY 9 : Wet n Wild and ELF Stuff!                                 Gem
DAY 10 : MAC, Juicy and MARK Stuff!                            BoonDY
DAY 11 : Lush Goodies!                                               FunnyFace Beauty
DAY 12 : Inglot Goodies!                                              Krista

Yay! Congrats!! Please, be assured that EACH and EVERY winners were picked by random.org. I didn't picked ANY of them myself.

I'll personnaly contact each winners myself from this email : marielovesmakeupblog@gmail.com asking for your mailing adress. Please check your spam folders too. You have to reply within 48 hours ( which leads to Jan. 3rd at 23:59. If you see your name here but you didn't received an e-mail, contact me!!

I hope you all had fun, and stay tune for more post on my blog :)

Again, happy new year!