Friday, September 18, 2009

Free Stuff!

Hey darlings,

So who doesn't like free stuff? When I say free, I mean free... no shipping fee, no crazy surveys to fill out... no strings attached. All you have to do is go to for the free samples. I went on the US site and they have better stuff. *jealous* oh well.

the box it comes in

the products

So the products starting at the red box and go clockwise:

Tampax Pearl Tampons: 2 regular tampons, 1 super tampons, and $1 off coupon
Always: 1 heavy flow Infinity pad, 2 Flexi-Style liners, and $1 off coupon
Pantene Pro-V Restoratievs: Time Renewal shampoo and conditioner (was given choice from the diff't varieties in the Restoratives line)
Pantene Pro-V Expressions: Brunette Expressions shampoo and conditioner (was also given choice from the diff't varieties in the Expressions line)
Gillette Mach 3: one disposable razor
Olay Complete: lathering cleanser
Secret: Clinical Strength deodorant in light and fresh scent
Head & Shoulders: Smooth & Silky shampoo and conditioner (was given choice from the varieties Head & Shoulders provide)

If you guys want a review on any of these products, feel free to leave me a comment.

*By the way, if you're going to tell others about this (word of mouth, vlog, blog, twitter, etc), please refer them back to this blog. Thanks =)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Essie at Shoppers

Hey ladies!

I was just at Shoppers Drug Mart yesterday and their Essie nail polishes were on sale for $8.99CDN (original price $11). That's a decent price, but today, I went to another location and they were only $7.00! I'm not sure if it's because I was in a different city (still in GVRD) or if it was a different sale.

I've been attracted to rich and slightly shimmery nail polishes lately (recently picked up Essie Jag-U-Are). So today I got Sexy Divide from Essie's Winter '08 collection. The colour was inspired by Abaete's fall/winter runway fashion collection.

The colour goes on smoothly like all Essie polishes. The shimmer is very muted. I can't wait to make my grey and neutral outfits pop in the fall with this nail polish!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Seche Vite

Hey darlings!

I haven't updated this blog for ages. Sorry! *begs for forgiveness* =)

Anyway, just a week or so ago I went down to the States with the boyfriend and I picked up a bunch of beauty products. I'm so excited to show them to you guys. But here's the product that brought me back to you guys: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

Dry Gast Top Coat

Don't you ladies hate sitting there waiting for your gorgeous nails to dry (although some of you may love it because it's an excuse to have our man spoil us while we're temporarily "disabled"). Well, this product is sent straight from heaven.

I got it for $9.99 at Ulta but you can purchase it on Amazon for cheaper (they're 50% off right now!). For a girl that rarely purchases nail polishes that cost more than $2 (aside from Essie <3), this product is a good investment. Opportunity cost! <-sorry, the economics geek is still within me. I've seen this product used by a couple Youtube gurus but from what I know, it's not overly popular. They did mention that it takes practice to use but it was very easy for me. You can't be cheap though. The best way to apply this product is to put a drop of the product on your nail and then spread it out. That way you won't smudge your nail polish. It dries pretty quickly. I usually just watch a few Youtube videos and it's already solid. To re-literate how quick it is. I applied two coats of my nail polish and the top coat before I started typing this post and it's already dry (I'm a fast typer). Amazing! It lasts long, no flakes, quick drying, glossy finish, and affordable. <3 Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pearls with an Edge

I found this from Sugar Rock Catwalk's blog and thought I would share it with you guys. My boyfriend doesn't like it, but I think it's pretty awesome. It's not my kind of jewelery though. However, I'm going to keep the idea in mind for maybe a classy hard rock chick Halloween costume or something. What do you ladies think?

Here's the link =)

Monday, June 15, 2009

MAC Sale

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Nail Goodies

Bonjour =) I haven't blogged for awhile so I guess it's time I get my butt onto the blogging world and blog about something... right? Wow, I used "blog" three times in one sentence. Back to topic. I grabbed some nail polishes lately. Now I don't like spending more than $2 on nail polish. I stand strongly by that. I don't use nail polishes enough to splurge on it. Plus, it's not like the quality is always better when I spend more. I rather go back and grab more than to have the polish stay in my room waiting to dry up before I throw away. I'm digressing now.

You Are My Sunshine by Claire's Cosmetics 0.25 fl. oz or 75mL

Now I must say this nail polish is tiny and it was $2.75CDN. (gasp!) However, I love the quality and staying power of Claire's nail polishes. Icing by Claire's is good too since they're the same quality. Although their bottles are squared, not round. Anyway, I just love this colour. It's super summery. It'll make really cute french tips!

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail Colour in 13, 03, 82 (left to right) 11.8mL each

The quality of this product is pretty good. I can't compare it to other Sally Hansen polishes because the only other Sally Hansen nail product I have is her nail polish pen. This product has a decent consistency. It lasts an average amount of time, but I find that I need to touch up on it after a couple days. I'm not a fan of that since I didn't even wear it to work! I can't complain too much; I only paid $1 each for them at Rexall. Plus, they're supposed to make your nails stronger. Horrah for double purpose products!

If you have any questions, want more details, or want me to review any products, feel free to leave a comment! =)

Monday, April 13, 2009

NYX Sale

Hi there ladies!

Now we all know about Cherry Culture and their awesome discounted price for our beloved NYX products. However, they have been continuously increasing their prices. Well, now it's our chance to get our hands on NYX products at awesome prices!

There's a sale going on the NYX website right now until April 30, 2009.

item 1
19 items at the retail value of $108 for only $27.

item 2
30 items at the retail value of $110 for only $22.

item 3
30 items at the retail value of $120 for only $24.

item 4
30 items at the retail value of $165 for only $41.25.

A retail value of $13.99 for only $1.40.

Just a heads up, this is only available for USA and Canadian residents. I really wanted to purchase Item 1 for my girls and contest prizes, but the shipping to Canada is $59! Unless I'm going to combine the shipping with someone else, I'd rather grab the items elsewhere. (Anyone in the GVRD area want to order something?)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Moon

Okay, so this is totally not related to beauty and I should put this in my personal blog, but I figured you ladies would be more interested in this. So today, my old high school was decked out to look like Forks High. That's right, it's for the second movie in the Twilight series, New Moon. Apparently Stephenie Meyer and Kristen Stewart (who plays Bella Swan) were there. I didn't go, but I'm sure there were a lot of people who did.

Anyway, what I did see was another site where they were filming the movie. I was taking a different route to a Starbucks from school and we passed by some huge trucks. After working at many concerts, I could pretty much tell what kind of trucks are for what. Amazing, I know =) Anyhoo... as the bus I was on passed the set, I knew immediately it was for New Moon. I think I saw a glimpse of some familiar actors, but I could be wrong. It's a really pretty location though.

I don't know if I'm going to watch New Moon. I was really disappointed by Twilight. I found that it didn't represent the books well enough. Although I do know that the movie version is never as good as the book, but I was truly disappointed on how they portrayed Edward Cullen. He's SO dreamy in the book, but in the movie, he was just creepy. Ick. I'll see...


I think I need to join a Makeup Anonymous. I just purchased $360 worth of stuff from MAC.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Arrival of Sephora in GVRD

Last year, my friends and I decided to visit a friend in Edmonton during Thanksgiving weekend. Now I had to go to West Edmonton Mall because I had to visit Sephora. I had ordered some products from prior to the trip. It was a split order with a friend of mine. She ended up hating a product and wanted me to return it. Now Sephora claims to have free returns, but that's not true. You have to pay the shipping. It was not worth it and since I was heading to Edmonton anyway, I could return the product in store. So there, I was talking to one of the sales associates and found out that GVRD is finally going to get not one, but three Sephoras! You don't know how excited I was.

Anyway, today I was chatting up a storm with one of my coworkers and it was concluded that it would be very dangerous for me when the Sephoras open. (It'll be extremely dangerous if I end up working there!) I mean, I think I already do enough damage with the products available to me now without online orders. Imagine me when it's more convenient to pick up more products! Although, now that I think about it, a lot of the bigger brands provided by Sephora is already available at a lot of stores such as The Bay and Holt Renfrew. Oh well.

Oh, yeah... I just made a $250 order at MAC. Aikes!

Beauty product reviews coming up soon! =)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Peanut Butter and Wha?

When I was creating this blog, I wanted a really easy to remember name. I figured "PBB" (Pattie's Beauty Blog) is easy to remember. Right? Well, PBB was already taken (boo!). I could have made it Pattie's Beauty Blog, but that's just boring. Don't you agree? Anyway, to the point... PBB reminded me of PB&J, peanut butter and jelly.

So this led to Peanut Butter and Beauty. A pinch of fun and a whole lot of beauty. <-how corny

Yar... =P

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's About Time

Hey everyone! I guess it's about time for me to put this up... right Gerry? Anyway, this is mainly for me to explore the world of makeup.

...and yes, I am going to feed my makeup addicted with a MAC shopping spree very soon. (Thanks for the $100 giftcard <3)