Saturday, July 21, 2012

JULY 2012 UPDATE! Contest Prizes I've won, and future post topics!

Howdy all! I am not going to insult anyone by apologizing for my absence. I am the first one to say to anyone else - never ever apologize for living your life!  We all have the best of intentions to keep up with either our vlogging or blogging ... however LIFE does have a habit of poking it's head in and say heyhey come out and play = work, kids, partners, pets, grocery shopping etcetc!

I have been very busy over the past several  months working in house with a 15 year old boy, and his father. It was very enjoyable until the father forgot that I'm not his wife, his mother, or his sister.  I finally stood up to him and voila .. end of contract!  Grrrr.

Never mind .. I am worth far more than what this man has to offer, and I must carry on .. move forward and all that!

I did enjoy my limited personal time! ... shopping for longed for beauty products ... whether it be skin care, cosmetics, accessories (I am probably more into accessories that I am about clothing) and some clothing!

I am big fan of blog sales and certain eBay sites (ones that I know are reputable and only sell authentic high end products - where I remember I will link below each product if purchased from eBay or a blog sale/YouTube user). I also go through phases of being trapping by the Shopping Channel online ... though I must say, much like the US site QVC or HSN, you can take advantage of some fantastic budget wise kits or sales.  That's my excuse and I'm stickin' to it!

I also am very lucky to have made some lovely friends on YouTube, who have been very kind in helping me acquire products that are either only or are currently only available in the US or the UK.  As I go through my haul, I'll credit each and every one of these beautiful women ... and I ain't talkin' about their physical beauty eitha!

Where oh where does one begin! I am going to do several posts, what I've purchased from blog sale, or eBay, or The Shopping Channel, what friends have purchased on my behalf, swap hauls and just plain ole' hauls ... so much easier on the eye! lol. oxo


Let's start with a couple of contests that I won ... lucky me!

The first one was from BELLE BELLE Beauty's blog ...  I so enjoy Lindsay's blog - she keeps up with the latest in both budget and high end skin care, hair care, cosmetic and nail care products.  I won a Cover FX Compact foundation ... a product that I have coveted since I had a makeover done at Curlique in Vancouver, in February of this year.  The makeup artist used both Cover FX and Kevyn Aucoin products on my skin and for my makeup as both brands have oil free products, well suited to my skin type.  You are given a face chart with all of the products used written on the chart, in the event that you wish to purchase any of them from Curlique that day, or for future purchase use.  The Cover FX Compact Foundation was on the top of my 'to get' list ... and I am truly chuffed to have won this excellent product!  Thank you so much Lindsay, and COVER FX who so kindly sponsored the giveaway:) 


I then won again, the much lauded Urban Decay's Naked Palette. Now, I was really rolling in the UD NP, having also just bought two, each in individual blog sales but this was NEW .. never touched, wrapped in cellophane ... ah the joy!  There is nothing like unwrapping a new product:)  I have sold one of the other NP's and the other other is up for sale in my BLOG SALE (Take a look at the many products on sale there!)

Don't forget ... pop on over to Lindsay's site and subscribe!!,default,pd.html


I also won a Royal & Langnickel Professional Brush Kit in a contest . from the beautiful Jennifer's YouTube channel.

Check out Jennifer's channel  Thank you so much! I haven't used it as yet, but plan on doing so this weekend ... time to clean all of my other brushes! so it's fortunate that I have this lovely set to use in the meantime!  Please check out ..........'s channel - she is bright, upbeat, straight up and does reviews on a broad range of products - skin care, hair care, cosmetics and accessories .. and much more:)  Check out Jennifer's blog as well!


Ok that's it for this post! I'll be writing about what I've purchased from various blog sales over the past several months!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

AWESOME BLOG SALE! Cosmetics, Accessories and Clothing!!

I am in the process of moving yet again!  So after culling more of my beauty products, in addtition to some that I had posted previously, I have a video on YouTube with the products listed/prices/ s/h info and the rest!


I will be selling and shipping products to Canadian & International destinations.

Items will be sent by 1st class Canada Post. Delivery Confirmation is available for an additional $1.50 Cdn.

Shipping fee is $3 Cdn. plus $0.75 Cdn per each additional item

All sales are on a first come first served basis, no reservations.

List the item(s) you want in a comment below this video. Please leave your PayPal email address so I can send you an invoice.

Please let me know in advance if your shipping address is different to the one associated with your Paypal account.

All payments must be made by PayPal. It is the safest method for both buyer and seller. Items will be marked as Pending until payment is received. Payment must be made within 12 hours of me sending you a PayPal invoice.

No returns - all sales are final. Please ask any questions before purchasing.

I will package the item(s) as securely as possible, however I will not be held responsible if anything happens to it in transit. 

All used/swatched products have been sanitized prior to blog sale. It is only best to again sanitize them yourself before using.

Happy Shopping!

 ACO 5 pan palette - Matte/Glitter pinks & purples
new  3.00

 LACURA Duo Pan e/s  NIB- 5.00 each
Cocoa (2) 


 URBAN DECAY Naked Palette  New  $50.00

 QUO Baked Shadow Palette NEW   30.00

ELF Beauty Book  NEW 4.00

STILA Road to Radiance- Across the USA 
Swatched 2x   8.00

 NYX Purple Smokey Look Kit 
Swatched 1x  11.00

 FETISH Matte Purple E/S  1.00

 NYX Eyeshadow Base
Swatched 2x  8.00

 CATRICE E/S  5.00 each
Captain of the Black Pearl 
Top of the Cops

 NYX Eye Pencils - 'MILK'  - 7.00 each
All NYX items - 30.00

 MAC - 'Grape' e/s  swatched 1x  10.00

4 Pan Palette - 'Platinum'  7.00
#19 Navy Blue e/s   4.00
Pigment - Apple Jam  4.00

 CATRICE Made to Stay Creme E/S 
 'Romans Gone Bad'
New  5.00
ALL - 15.00

 MAYBELLINE 24 Hr. Color Tattoo E/S
Bad to the Bronze  -  New/Sealed  7.00
Bold Gold  -  New/Sealed      7.00
BOTH - 12.00

#13 Aubergine swatched 1x  6.00
#11 Beach Sand  swatched once  6.00

601 - Pink Twice swatched once  6.00

Mineral Pigment
Swatched 1x

EYE PENCILS Top - Bottom
Rimmel Eye Glistening Crayon - 'Talk to Me' (beautiful aqua teal)  3.00
Annabelle   Smudge Liner - 'Violet' - used 2x  3.00
Annabelle KOHL liner - Violet - used 2x  3.00


L - R
(rear in box)  LACURA NIB - Classic Red  5.00
ZOYA NEW  - "Santa'  8.00
OPI New - 'Just Spotted the Lizard' 
(Spiderman Collection)  10.00
SALLY HANSEN New - 'Ivy League'  2.00
MILANI New  - 3D Holographic 'Hi-Res'  5.00
ARDENE New/sealed - 'Perfect Pink'  2.00
GOSH New - 'Rusty'  4.00

 Accessorize - swatched 1x
L - 'Silver Dove'  4.00
R- 'Rich Earth' - 4.00

DIOR Addict - 'Mauve Spectacular' - 20.00
NO 7 MirroeShine - BeeHive - 4.00
JOE - Nude  4.00
HARD CANDY Glossoholic - 'Fireball' new/sealed 6.00
ANNABELLE - Creme 'Angel' - 5.00
LANCOME Color Design - Cream - 'All Done Up' 10.00
ESTEE LAUDER LE - 'Rose Amethyst' swatched 1x /in box   25.00
CATRICE Ultimate Shine - 'Rosewood' - 8.00
       'Gentle Nude is Back' - 8.00
'Fox Noir is Back'  - 8.00
ELF Beauty Encyclopedia LIPS - 1 pan swatched 1x - 4.00
MALLY - 'Georgalina' - 12.00
LORAC - NEW  'Andy' - 12.00


 Left - HARD CANDY -Fox in a Box  NIB -  5.00
Right HARD CANDY Cheek Tint -New/Sealed  -  6.00

REVLON  6.00
ALMAY Mineral Powder L-M - 6.00

 BLUSH  each swatched 1x
Top - NO 7 - 'Rose'  5.00
Bottom - CLINIQUE - 'Rose"  8.00


BENEFIT Highbeam 
Nearly Full Bottle - 15.00

Pride 6.00
Greed 6.00
Don't Steal My Thunder 4.00 (swatched 1x)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I recently came across a lovely young lady's blog .. her name is Maite, and her blog is  I initially was interested in her post on the Clinique Chubby Sticks, which I have heard much about on various YouTube channels and another blogger's site.

Maite's review on the Chubby Sticks is thorough, complete with clear photographs of both the products referred to as well how it looks on her lips.

I do appreciate a tip that Maite made, though perhaps not intentional!  Between her mother, her grandmother and herself, they purchased the package of 3 Sticks (retail price $45.00 USD).  I think that is a wise move, given the price, and frankly, is it likely that one would use all 3?  I don't care for one of the shades, so for me, if I were to purchase them, I would surely do this with a friend or my sister, who might like the shade I don't care for!  In these tight economic times, I always appreciate any tips on how to make my cosmetic dollar last longer!

If you have a moment, enter Maite's giveaway for the UD Naked Palette 2!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012


PART II of my SPRING BLOG SALE. I have moved twice and am about to move again - so anything & everything that I have never used, worn perhaps once has to go! Have a look at Part 1 ... and there is more to come as I get ready for another move! I will be adding more photo details later today - just wanted to get up the main photos now:)


Have you ever wanted something so badly, and finally are able to acquire it? only to find, once the rose-coloured eyeglasses come off, that it really just isn't you after all? That's what happened to me with this gorgeous butter soft black leather biker jacket. It has everything I've ever wanted in a jacket - perfect size & fit - right number of zippers, pockets ...

Except! it just doesn't suit the me I have become~ sigh .. alas...

Rather than let it sit and waste away I am putting it up for re sale for some other lucky person who will wear it and enjoy it as it's meant to be~

I've never worn it other than to try it on once in the store and once again before deciding to sell it.

Size XL

Beautiful Black Leather handbag - New. Handles long enough to wear as shoulder bag. Black satin interior with 1 zipped pocket. Exterior pocket. $55.0

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blog Sale - Accessories incl. jewelry!

Artwork by Toshika Mosely

Before moving at the end of January, I took the time to organize my accessories. I was quite ruthless as I am determined to downsize as best as I can. I will be adding more over the next several weeks, so keep checking back to see what`s been added:) You can email me or tweet me .. caresjustcares if you have any questions about anything you`re interested in purchasing. oxoxo Care


A variety of new to gently used accessories including a vintage evening purse, leather handbag, watches, necklaces and bracelets.

Each item in individually priced.

PAYPAL DIRECT transactions ONLY (NO check transactions because they take over a week to clear) to :
**Please mark Personal Gift to save us both unnecessary PayPal charges.

Free shipping within Canada with minimum purchase of $25.00

Please request shipping quote for purchases being posted to US or International addresses.

Sorry no holds. First come, first serve. If I have not received your payment in full within 24 hours of my email confirmation, item will be returned to sale.
Not responsible for lost or damages through shipping. All products will be packaged with plenty of bubble wrap.
All sales are FINAL (no exchanges, no returns)
Insurance is not included. Please request at time of order.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment here or to my email I shall be happy to answer your questions:)


Vintage hand embroidered beaded evening purse.
In excellent condition.

Rhinestone/Onyx Bead Stacking Bracelet

Rhinestone/Onyx Bead Stacking Bracelet

Crossbody Fabric Purse
Machine Embroidered/Woven Linen

Gemstone Blue/Gray Cocktail Ring

Faux Moonstone Square Bevelled Cocktail Ring
Adjustable Sizing

Bevel Cut Peridot Round Cocktail Ring
Adjustable Sizing

Faux Onyx/Rhinestone Cocktail Ring
Adjustable Sizing

Diamente Cocktail Ring
Adjustable Sizing

Square Faux Onyx / Rhinestone Cocktail
Adjustable Sizing

Round top "Zebra Print" Cocktail Ring Sz 7
Baked Hard Plastic

5 Point "Zebra" Print Cocktail Ring Sz 7
Baked Hard Plastic

Faux Gold "Rose" Cocktail Ring
Adjustable Sizing

"Sapphire" & "Gold" 5 petal Cocktail Ring
Adjustable Sizing

Faux Pearl Cluster Cocktail Ring
Adjustable Sizing

HAS Beige Bracelet Large Numbered Watch
Battery Operated
Gently Used

Taffeta/Silver Mixed Stud Headband

Baked Black Plastic Bracelet

Handcrafted in British Columbia
Ceramic Pendant w. 18" Black Cord
New in Box

Handcrafted in British Columbia
Ceramic Pendant w. Black 18" Cord
New in Box

Handcrafted West Coast Native Necklace Set
w. Braclet & Earrings
All worked onto soft deer suede leather
$55.00 set

Copper/Amethyst Curb Chain Link Bracelet
w. Toggle Clasp

Cobalt Blue Bracelet Watch
Battery Operated
Gently Used

Black Crystal Beaded Ribbon Necklace

One of a kind Hand Crafted
Handmade Glass Beads w. Sterling Silver Beads & Findings
Magnetic Clasp Closure

One of a Kind Handcrafted 16"
Vietnamese Stone Pendant & Black Seed Bead 3 Strand Necklace

Double StrandedCopper Edged
Green/Amber Cut Glass Beaded w.
Silver Plated Chain/Findings