Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vancouver 2011 + IMATS

I was in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago to visit Christine and Sheila, and it just so happened that IMATS was that weekend too! Here are a handful of my favourite pics from the 4 days I spend in Vancouver, but the link to the photoset is at the bottom!

I didn't take very many pictures since other than the ocean, Vancouver does look a lot like Calgary building-wise, haha.

International Make-up Artist Trade Show

We were a little later than expected, but we made it!

NYX Eyeshadow

The NYX booth was by far the prettiest. So many eyeshadows! I've never seen so many in one place before o_O And this was just one corner of the stand!

Winner of IMATS Student Competition

Every time I look at this pic, I marvel at the makeup. The lines look so crisp!

Burrard Inlet

Kelsie and I on the Burrard Inlet cruise :)

Waiting in Line at IMATS

Sheila and I waiting in the 2.5 hr long MUFE line! We lucked out, it was even longer after we went through! I'm only wearing eye makeup here as Vancouver made all of my skin peel :(

Burrard Inlet

Christine and I on the Burrard Inlet cruise. As I pointed out to her, we finally have a pic where we are both looking at the camera, AND where you can tell we are two different shades!

Burrard Inlet

It was actually gorgeous and sunny our last 3 days in Vancouver. Pretty lucky :)

More pics under the cut!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Harry Potter Colour Tag: Ravenclaw

Found on Google Images
This week on Twitter my favourite girls (@Yumeko55, @CuratorofWHB, @Macnunu and @vanityfashionis) and more were discussing the end of the Harry Potter movie series. I am a HUGE fan of the Harry Potter series, both the books and the movies, and I willingly admit that I sobbed through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I grew up with the books and the credits at the end felt like the end of my childhood.


To celebrate and commemorate the end of such a world-changing, fantastic series, the girls and I decided to play colour tag and pay tribute to the houses of Hogwarts and the various Wizarding schools. I was tagged with Ravenclaw :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Shu Uemura Colour Atelier Palette + Brunch

A few weeks ago Eva and I went to Holt Renfrew for the launch of the new custom palettes and the Colour Atelier collection. Since it was a Sunday, we made a full day of it, getting brunch at the Main Dish in Bridgeland, before heading down! This FOTD is from the products I purchased at the event (my makeup from the event wore off pretty fast as Shu doesn't offer anything like eye primers!).

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer 2011 Looks: Dior Rosy Tan #754 & Dior Sunset Bronzer

This summer my favourite 'looks' have been  neutral, gold, or pink eyes with pink lips. I'm not (yet) calling it a rut as I've used several different palettes in the last few weeks, but as these looks are so low maintenance for me, I love it in the hot weather!

I had kind of written off the Dior Summer 2011 collection as boring but after swatching several times I came home with two things :)