Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by My Eclectic Muse ages ago, sorry for the delay in posting this!  I’m fairly new to her blog but she has a mixture of fashion and beauty posts and a unique sense of style.  Thank you! 🙂

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award recognises the unique voices of women bloggers around the world.

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

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Review: MAC 137 Long Blending Brush

Finally, the actual review of this brush! For all the talk about lemming it, then buying it, now I can review it and stop pining for this brush!  I’ll cut to the chase: this brush is AWESOME!  The true test for me was when I first touched it to my face to apply blush, and immediately thought, “I must get a back up of this!” 😀

Firstly, this brush was released as part of the “MAC is Beauty” collection, and MAC describes it as:

A long-haired blending brush for the face made of natural fibres. This ultra-soft and silky tapered brush allows for a light dusting of any powder, making it perfect for an all-over wash of colour. M∙A∙C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules.

Here it is in all its unwashed, unused glory:
The brush cost me $50.50 ($42 USD) and is made in Japan.
Tip: the country of origin information is no longer etched into the handles of MAC brushes, this information can now only be found on the clear wrapper / sleeve that brushes come in:
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The Eye Shadow Tag

Immediately after I did The Lipstick Tag, I thought – hey, why isn’t there an Eye Shadow Tag?  I’m not really a lipstick girl, but I love me some eye shadows!  I’ve seen a Perfect Palette Tag on YouTube but I’m not really a palette gal either, so I decided to make some modifications to The Lipstick Tag and came up with The Eye Shadow Tag! 😀

The Rules

  1. Tag 3 bloggers to answer these same questions.
  2. Those bloggers will TAG 3 more bloggers of their choice with the same questions & rules.
  3. No tag backs.

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Review: Wonder Cloth

Last year I was Christmas shopping for the boy at Bed Bath and Beyond and came across this washcloth, called the Wonder Cloth.  After reading the claims on the box, and doing a quick search for reviews online on my phone, curiosity got the better of me and I shelled out $14 for it.
According to the Wonder Cloth official website, here are the claims:
• All Natural Make Up Remover Cloth
• Hypo-Allergenic & Dermatologist Tested
• Helps to exfoliate skin
• Removes all make up quickly and easily with just water.
• Rinses clean with water, no stains remain on the cloth!
• Machine washable
• Re-usable – economical – Use Wonder Cloth over and over
• Bleach-safe cloth lasts twice as long as a standard washcloth

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Blush stash

Blushes make me SO happy! They’re like candy for my face! 😆

According to my inventory count, I currently have 155 blushes in my collection.  And yet I still wish I had more…! 😛  The highest brands on my wish list are Sleek and Colour Pop – I can only order them online so it’s a case of hard to get = want them even more.

I store the bulk of my blushes in the same clear drawers as my eye shadows, but in the wider format:

This is a picture heavy post (20+ pics)

Blog Tour Award

As instructed by StyledWithJoy, I’m to post this today, I’m complying because I don’t want to get scolded! 😛
• Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
• Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post (please, post your story on Monday June 1st or let your followers know when you post).
• Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

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Consonant Skincare Annual Skin Care Swap

Starting today, Consonant Skincare will be offering their annual Skin Care Swap.  This is a phenomenal offer: bring in a full size face wash, face cream, eye cream, face mask, sunscreen (used or unused) to trade in for 50% off the equivalent in Consonant Skincare product.  They will even honour the discount via social media requests if shoppers can’t make it to the stores. Find out more details by clicking on the image below.
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Sunshine Award

I figured I’d better hurry and do this award too since StyledWithJoy has been prodding me to do these asap!  She’s really a pest and you better do as she says! 😛

EDIT: I just noticed that I was also nominated by thelifeofkristyn so I’ve appended her questions to me below. 😀

The Rules
• Thank the person who nominated you [uh, thanks Joy!]
• Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
• Nominate a few other bloggers
• Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated
• Notify the bloggers on their blog
• Put the award button on your blog

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The Love / Hate Tag

So StyledWithJoy (aka stalker) tagged me to do this!  She was quite persistent that I do this Tag too, and I’m not sure why.  (I was also tagged by Glam With Sam!)  I was excited to be tagged this one because it’s new to me. And it came at a good time since I’ve decided that as of this Tag, I will no longer be doing repeat Tags / Awards going forward.  I’ve added a new item on my menu above which will show all of the previous ones I’ve done for handy reference – it’s not a slight against anyone, it’s just to keep things fresh and interesting! 🙂

Rules:  In this tag we have to share 10 things we love and 10 we hate and nominate up to 10 blogs to do the same.

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Lash Curlers, Combs and More

It may not come as a shock to you that I’m obsessed with lash curlers.  At one point I owned no less than 20 of them – I finally had to give a bunch away that didn’t suit my eye shape.
I’m not here to recommend a universal eyelash curler that will fit everyone, but as a general rule, I’ve found that curlers from Asian brands will better suit Asian shaped eyes (less curved).  The exception to this rule is the cult favourite Shu Uemura curler, which I find to be quite curved, with a similar curvature to Revlon and Tweezerman curlers.  I’ve since given my Shu Uemura away.  I was also disappointed that the pretty Anna Sui curler didn’t work for my eye shape – again, too curved.  Through trial and error, I’ve narrowed down the handful of eyelash curlers that I love.

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