Nyx Concealer in a Jar


Product: Nyx Concealer in a Jar
Shade: Light
Overall rating: 7.5

After hearing lots of good reviews on this concealer, I finally bought one. My review is going to be very neutral, its just ok, not amazing. It’s better than Maybelline’s Dream Mousse concealer, not as good as Coastal Scents’ concealer pallet. Its best quality is that it’s very thin and smooth. .nyx3

Maybelline’s Dream mousse concealer was more grainy and took more blending. It was also soft and  could be thick and powdery. Coastal Scent’s concealer pallet gives tons of coverage but is quite thick. The problem with this Nyx one is that the coverage is low so time and product needed to build coverage and that would make it just as thick as Coastal Scent’s. The level of coverage it provides isn’t much better than a medium-high coverage foundation


The jar packaging is also unsanitary. Its too hard for a brush (unless you warm it up first) but using your fingers every time could just be building up bacteria. 

If you’re looking for a concealer for light imperfections, this is a good one to try. Otherwise, there are better ones out there in a similar price range. 

in my eyes

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Photos from last year’s trip to NYC. Edited in Photoshop, haven’t done this in a while, I miss this.

I remember once imagining what my life would be like, what I’d be like. I pictured having all these qualities, strong positive qualities that people could pick up on from across the room. But as time passed, few became qualities that I actually had. And all the possibilities I faced, and the sorts of people I could be, all of them got reduced every year to fewer and fewer until finally they got reduced to one — to who I am. And that’s who I am.

- The Weather Man

occupy vancouver



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According to the Congressional Budget Office, between 1979 and 2007, incomes of the top 1% of Americans have grown by an average of 275%, versus just 40% for the 60 percent of Americans who are in the middle of the income scale. The top 1% of the American population controls about 40% of the total wealth of the country, the top 20% of earners took in 80% of household income, and the top 10% controlled 73% of wealth. Since 1979, average pre-tax income for the bottom 90% of households decreased by $900, and that of the top 1% increased by over $700,000, as federal taxation became less progressive. While over the last 30 years, the top 1% has bore a larger percentage of the tax burden, up from 15% in 1979 to to 37% in the year 2009, the 400 taxpayers with the highest incomes saw their income increase by 392%. In 2010, of the 100 highest-paid chief executives in the U.S., 25 took home more pay than their company paid in federal corporate income taxes.

- source

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recent purchases

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Some things I got when I went shopping today. I wanted to go see H&M because they finally opened a store in Metrotown (the biggest mall in the Vancouver area) but I didn’t end up buying anything from them! There was one chiffon dress (on my list!) that was close to coming home with me before I realized that it’d always stay in my closet because it didn’t suit any occasion that I could think of wearing it for. I’m really proud of my restraint actually, it was a really pretty dress but it was just unnecessary. 

Otherwise I am completely in love with everything bought today! Especially the tribal print sweater, I love how it looks like a sweater with character.

I got my knits and my leather, next is the boots and the bag….

Set Character Stylerandom doodle of Emma Watson I made in class while we were *studying diligently* 

fall 2011 wishlist


Its been over a month since I last updated, I’m sorry! Balancing school, work, and volunteering with hobbies on the side is still something I’m working out. What I have worked out is what I want this season, and it starts with…
1. Cherry blossom pink Chiffon Ruffle dress – I dislike shiny dresses. My friends are looking at prom dresses and they’re all shiny! 
2. Nude ruffle dress in a heavier fabric – casual looking enough to be worn under a leather jacket
3. Faux leather motorcycle jacket in a cream colour – easy style and warmth on the go
4. Black faux leather pants
5. Suede Ankle Booties
6. Infinity Scarf – good excuse to wear my hair in a ponytail or bun
7. Thick knit gloves with design

Winter in Vancouver is pretty much fall in Vancouver without leaves and 5-10 degrees Celsius colder.  We get a lot of rain so waterproof is essential.

1. More chunky knit sweaters – The one pictured above is from old navy. Can you believe that? I think its so cute! 
2. Waterproof Trench Coat – my parkas are too thick to wear with thick sweaters
3. Jeans – preferably skinny so they fit well into boots
4. Over the Knee faux leather boots – buy stylish, flat heeled, tall, faux leather boots and use them as rain boots!
5. Suitcase style handbag – not sure what these are called but they’d be perfect. Classy, sophisticated and waterproof.
6. New Wallet
7. more Jewellery to play up boring sweaters

Must – Chunky Knit sweaters, Cowl neck sweater, Batwing sweater, Striped sweater and a Cowichan print!

removing pillings

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These are a thick pair of leggings I got impulsively in New York when it turned out to be a lot colder there than I expected back in March. I bought them in Chinatown NY (we were there for food, Kathy’s Dumpling House best wontons ever -  and I got these ‘cause we’d be staying late and it’d get even colder) and quality wise their fine except they pill really easily. A few weeks ago at daiso I bought a small electric pill remover ($2), you can get pill removers/fabric combs/fabric savers at most supermarkets, fabric stores and home supply stores.

This is what my $2 daiso one looks like  pill remover2

and I love it. Its amazing. A total life clothing saver. Just look

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Its all trapped in here now.

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I’m so glad I bought this, I just found out that pilling was removable last month and had been looking at different pilling removers/fabric savers online. I was going to get the fabric stone but I bought this basically because it was $2 and I thought it’d be worth a try, it works so much better than I’d expected! Its saving me so many of my sweaters that I’d though I’d never wear again because they had pilled so badly.

I’ve used this a few times now and I make sure to give it breaks after a few seconds, the thing about cheap electronics like this is that you have to worry about the motor dying out. You can also use a (new) shaving razor (preferably 1 blade, the less blades the less likely you’ll accidentally cut the fabric)  to get rid of pilling and fabric fuzz. It takes forever though and I’ve cut holes my clothes accidentally with it. . 


The one I used was from the dollar store, 3 blades, sharp enough to cut holes in the fabric, not sharp enough to get rid of the pillings/fuzz in less than a dozen swipes.  It works, its just not efficient.

The Pilling remover from Daiso has not cut any of my clothes so far in my experience, I’ve even used it over stitching and designs (like the shiny zebra design on the leggings pictures above) and its been fine. It removes pillings like a dream but its not that great with removing the fuzz from knit sweaters (scarves, etc.). Still I love it, $2 really well spent.