Saturday, 29 March 2014

Top 5 Essence Products

Hey Guys :) 


Today I wanted to talk about one of the underdog cosmetics line which isn't very popular partly because it is so hard to find!! Essence is one a really low-cost drugstore make up line that is in the ballpark range with Wet n Wild, NYC, and E.L.F. 

If you are Canadian you can find all the products at Shoppers Drug Mart
For the purpose of this blog post all the prices will be listed in USD and links will be to Ulta for Americans. The shoppers website does not list the prices and you cannot purchase these online either. 

1) Essence Gel Eyeliner in Midnight in Paris - $3.99

2) Essence Designer Pencil in Brown - $1.99

4) Essence Stay Matt Lip Cream in Silky Red - $2.99

Unfavourite: Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara 

Sunday, 23 March 2014


Here is the video response if you don't want to read through all the questions!

TMI Tag!!
1: What are you wearing?
shirt is from forever 21, tank is from dynamite, PJs from Target, Bra from La Vie En Rose, Underwear from La Senza ;) 

2: Ever been in love?
Yes!!! Who hasn't? It was young high school love. I loved him very much at the time. Thought he was the world but as time goes on, we all mature. 

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
Unfortunately :( The highschool relationship to date is still the worst one. I haven't had one that emotionally scarred me. It has a lot to do with the age, I was young so I did not know how to handle heartbreak. Ever since I learned to use my mind over my emotions when getting through difficult situations.. it makes it a lot easier to reason. 

4: How tall are you?
5'5 ;) 

5: How much do you weigh?
Varies from 118-123 Pounds! 

6: Any tattoos?

7: Any piercings?
No, I'm too scared to have one! Plus why have a real one that can get infected when you can fake it... I have a whole video on this one ;) 

8: OTP?
One true Pair... ELENA AND DAMON!!! (Vampire Diaries) Scotty and Harvey (Suits) Zoey and Wade (Hart of Dixie) Kelly and Zack (Saved by the Bell) Rachel and Ross (Friends) 

9: Favourite show?
FRIENDS, One tree hill, Vampire Diaries, The Originals 

10: Favourite bands?
BACKSTREET BOYS, Cold Play, Maroon 5 

11: Something you miss?
Los Angeles, the city, the people, the SALES. you know how it is.. ;) 

12: Favourite song?
Dont stop believing - Journey (All Time) but my current one is Let her go - The Passenger 

13: How old are you?

14: Zodiac sign?

15: Quality you look for in a partner?
Maturity, humor, intelligence 

16: Favourite Quote?
Ask no questions, hear no lies 

17: Favourite actor?
Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Ian Somerhalder 

18: Favourite color?

19: Loud music or soft?

20: Where do you go when you're sad?
My room, or for a walk 

21: How long does it take you to shower?
5 minutes or less! Or two songs 

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Really depends on what i'm doing. but usually 15 minutes or less! 

23: Ever been in a physical fight?
Besides Karate.... no. but technically yes because we would practice fighting in class. 

24: Turn on?
Did I say intelligence? 

25: Turn off?
Being a know it all. 

26: The reason I joined Youtube?
Because I throughly enjoy watching others and wanted to be part of the community. (I think) 

27: Fears?
all those creepy crawlies 

28: Last thing that made you cry?
I recently cut off ties with a friend of 9 years. We were not on the same level anymore and it came to the point where her priorities & morals and mine were not in sync. (The breakup with my hs sweetheart was worse) 

29: Last time you said you loved someone?
Today!!!! To my daddy & mom... 

30: Meaning behind your Youtube Name?
its my name... or vancitygirl is .... well... i'm from vancouver... you do the thinking 

31: Last book you read?
it was for my education class. We were reading anne of green gables! what a classic Canadian novel that was very well-written. 

32: The book you're currently reading?
i'm reading all my textbooks. so that is not a book 

33: Last show you watched?
Big Brother Canada SEASON 2 BABY. I'm really conflicted which side of the house I am on.... 

34: Last person you talked to?
My sister nicole :) 

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
Karisma is my other best friend of 9 years. We share everything together... down to the last popcorn. But most of all we believe in the same values and morals which really keeps us grounded. I love her to pieces and would literally do anything for her. 

36: Favourite food?
the seafood diet ;) 

37: Place you want to visit?
EVERYWHERE essentially. But mostly europe :) 

38: Last place you were?
umm... well i recorded this video about a week ago and I'm writing a blog post.. So I was last at the Pint Pub... always a good time and always amazing music. 

39: Do you have a crush?

40: Last time you kissed someone?
Still my dad... LOL 

41: Last time you were insulted?
Do not remember ;) 

42: Favourite flavour of sweet?
sour candy? or chocolate :D 

43: What instruments do you play??
flute, piano... or something of that rather 

44: Favourite piece of jewellery?
uh you should really watch the video for this response 

45: Last sport you played?
swimming .. if that is still a sport 

46: Last song you sang?
pretty woman ... also love the movie :D 

47: Favourite chat up line?
refer to video.. ;) its better there. 

48: Have you ever used it?
hell YES! I created it. 

49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
Yesterday, with my friends from Geography. We are all over the map folks... 

50: Who should answer these questions next?
Anyone who is reading this or watching it should! 


Saturday, 15 March 2014

5 Products Under $5: FULL FACE!

Today I did a get ready video showing you how I used 5 Products all under $5 and achieved a full face :) And its under 5 minutes ;) SCORE

1) Maybelline Fit Me Concealer or the Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation 
2) L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara
3) NYC Sunny Bronzer 
4) Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake 
5) Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone 


Keep Smiling boo ;) 

Love always, 

Friday, 14 March 2014

Review: NEW Hard Candy So Baked Contour Trio

I just did a review on the Hard Candy So Baked Contour Trio. It's only 130 seconds so hear my thoughts ;)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Give you some background context for this randomness. 

For all those who don't know what Lent is... It is a religious observance in the religion for Christianity. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday in the Roman Catholic Church. This is in preparation of catholics through prayer, penance and recognizing their sins which lead into Good Friday (Jesus' Death) to Easter Sunday (the resurrection of Jesus Christ)

During this time, many Roman Catholics give up something they love for lent which lasts until Easter (celebration) and it is roughly six weeks. 

This year Ash Wednesday is on March 5 and Easter Sunday is on April 20. 

I am planning to give up many things: 
  • No Make-Up buying
  • No Junk food 
  • No Alcohol 
  • (No Meat is something you should already be doing) 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Top 5 Maybelline Products

You know how it is.. with these top 5 Products from each line. Maybelline was by far THE HARDEST!!! OH dear. 

Here is the Video Review, Please check it out: 

Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black - $6 to $8
I have three of the shades! The Black, Brown and Eggplant! I am obsessed with these Gel Liners. They last for a solid 4 months before they start to dry! The brush it comes with is the best! Easy to line the eyelid with and create that flawless cat liner. This is by far one of the best drugstore gel liners on the market. I have super oily eyelids and it does not transfer, really pigmented and application is smooth and dries so it wont budge. 

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Neutralizer - $9.96
This is my go to eraser for those dark circles! Being a student I barely sleep. This formula is hydrating, lasts all day, really easy to blend into the under eye area and provides coverage to hide the discolouration. It comes with a sponge applicator on the top and is a twist up! So much product jammed in for $10! I have backups of these babies! 

Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze - $6.96

Maybelline Volum' Express in Black Drama Waterproof - $6.96
You want drama? Okay well settle down, cause its about to get LOUD or just volumized. Ha! I'm talking about your eyelashes! The waterproof one is my go to because it holds a curl better and it makes my eyelashes appear longer and volumized! Definitely pick this one if you haven't so already. 

Maybelline Colour Vivids Lipstick in Pink Pop - $7.97
Oooooh baby. I cannot rant and rave more about this lipstick! This ALMOST replaces lipbalm I SWEAR! So comfortable on the lips, great bright colours that I honestly wear year round.. The colour on my lips is absolutely outstanding AND it is longwearing! The whole line is amazing and I am obsessed! Don't forget to clear the inside of your lips because having lipstick on your teeth is not good but bright colours are even easier to notice!

An extra BONUS NON-Beauty: 
OH MY GOSH! THIS IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST EYE MAKEUP REMOVER EVER. This has an oil to it to moisturize the eyes and AHHH! It removes my waterproof mascara! This takes everything off your face with just ONE cotton round. I have tried a BUNCH of eye removers but nothing compares to this one. Note of caution though, if you don't like oil eyelid feeling then skip this. BUT the feeling goes away pretty soon. 

THANK YOU. Let me know if there is something that I should try from Maybelline! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brand! By far my favourite drugstore because I have always loved everything they released.