Saturday, June 15, 2013

May 2013 Favourites

I have so much homework to be doing right now, but I’m also really far behind, and I’ve just been poking Youtube and various online stores for the past little while, so I figured I could take a few minutes to finally finish this post. So let’s get to it:

1. My new makeup and brush containers:






Both jars are from Dollarama. I think the brush jar is meant to be for spaghetti or other long pastas, but with the little acrylic beads and plastic jewels, it makes a great brush holder. The smaller vase is great for holding tube-shaped makeup products, like liners, mascaras, concealers, and some glosses. And because everything is half standing up, it’s much easier than sifting through my old container for these products and my brushes, which was a large plastic Ferrero Rocher box!

2. Maybelline Turbo Volume Express Mascara:



I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I love this mascara, and this is a new tube! I got this one on sale at London Drugs, and I haven’t seen it there since, which lead me to believe that it was going to be discontinued, but perhaps they just sold out, because the Save-On Foods near me, at least, still has it in stock.

Anyways, this is a great all-round mascara. It has a regular bristle brush, not too big or small. The formula is great, not runny or dry, and tends not to flake.I usually use one coat, but two coats of this mascara looks great too. I’ve found other mascaras that I like since finding this one, but none has been as consistent for me.

3. NYC In a New York Color Minute nail polish in Greenwich Village:



I can’t remember if I blogged about wanting a bright pink polish, or if only I knew about that, but I was searching everywhere for a great neon pink. OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Sephora, Nails Inc… and where did I find the perfect pink? In an NYC nail polish for $1.79 from Target. Wow.  Anyways, I actually am really impressed with this product, besides it being a great colour. It lasts pretty well on my nails, and goes on good in only 2 coats. I wish they had more colours, so I could buy more, but most of the colours in my Target from this collection are basic colours I already have…

Non-Cosmetic Favourites:

1. Comic Books 100_2769100_2770










Pictured are a couple of the ones that I’ve been reading and enjoying lately. Maus is a one-off graphic novel written about the author’s father’s experiences as a Jewish man during World War II in Europe, where all of the Jews are drawn as mice, Nazis as cats, and Polish as pigs, etc. It’s pretty intense, and not the most aesthetically pleasing comic that I’ve come across so far, but it is really really intersting to read, especially since I’ve always been really interested in WWII and the Holocaust.

Fables is a series of comics about pretty much every fairytale creature and character from tons of different stories, and how they live together in this area of New York, and other places in the world. It’s really interesting. I started by reading the Cinderella spin-off comic, but that drew me into the main story, so I went back to the beginning and am slowly reading through the series. These comics are really quick reads, and I can pretty easily finish one volume in about an hour.

2. Jasmine Green Tea 

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Pictured is Stash’s Jasmine Blossom Green Tea, because that’s the one I have right now, but I love pretty much every one that I’ve tried. I just love the soft floral scent of it, and it just tastes light and amazing, especially with a tiny bit of sugar to bring out the jasmine flavour!

What I really really want is a perfume that smells just like a jasmine green tea. So if you know of one, please tell me!

3. Imagine Dragons

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This is the first album, Night Visions. After hearing Radioactive on the radio for the first time, I fell in love with the song, listened to the rest of the album, loved it too, and bought the cd. I then played it more than any other music, almost to the point that I got sick of it, so I’m currently giving it a break, but I still love their music.

Radioactive is still definitely my favourite song on the album, though. I just love the sound of it, which is a bit odd, since I’m usually more of a lyrics girl than a sound person, but it is definitely the sound that gets to me with this song.

4. Oatmeal Crisp in Vanilla Almond

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I bought this after smelling it when my friend was having a bowl of it one time I was at her house. It is sooooo good! Just sweet enough and super vanilla-y and almond-y, which are two of my favourite flavours, especially for sweet food. I’m not even a cereal person most of the time, but I am so in love with this cereal right now!


Anyways, that’s all I have to show you from last month. I just want to let you know that I have a few more posts that should be out soon. I’ve either started writing them, or else I’ve already taken all the pictures for them. There should also be at least one new post coming on my other blog (Thought-Constellations) as well, so make sure to check those out when they happen!

Thanks for so much for reading as always!

OH! And I’ve just bought my Vancouver IMATS ticket for this year, so that’ll be coming up in late July. I hope its good, since it's a lot smaller than the IMATS in other cities, and I’m only going to the first day, but I’m definitely looking forward to it! So let me know if you’re going to be there as well!


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