Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pop Beauty Twinkle Texture Palette & Swatches

I was sent over the Pop Beauty Twinkle Texture palette and I was super eager and excited to test it out. The palette contains 4 shimmer shdows and 4 pressed glitter shadows. What I like about this palette is the selection of colours it contains. It has great pairings along with colours that are perfect to mix and match. 

The shimmer shadows are really creamy and easy to blend. The glitter shadows contain alot of fallout so they don't do well with blending but apply great when patting on with a finger. 

Overall, I like the palette. It's on the messy side and isn't anything special but if you're looking for pressed glitters on the lower priced end I would pick up this palette.

Swatches of the Pop Beauty Twinkle Texture Palette

Eye Look Created using the Pop Beauty Twinkle Texture Palette

*was sent this product for review

Monday, August 27, 2018

L'oreal Paradise Enchanted Scented Eye shadow Palette Review

Topbox Circle sent me a bunch of L'oreal products to test out. I was super excited to test out this palette because I usually am not a huge fan of drugstore eye shadow palettes but this one changed my opinion of the quality you can get from the drugstore. 

The Paradise Enchanted Eye Shadow Palette is a scented palette that contains 12 eye shadows. It is infused with a subtle fruit scent that isn't close to being too overpowering like the Too Faced Peach products. Those are too highly scented in my opinion. The palette comes with 1 satin, 6 shimmers and 5 matte eye shadows. I think the mattes come off a little on the chalky side, but they still blend and work great in my opinion. The shimmers are my favourite, they range from subtle to intense so depending on your mood you're able to create an eye shadow look geared towards what you want.

The packaging isn't as cheap as I thought it would be. It's a pretty thick hard plastic and let me tell you, i'm pretty rough with my stuff. I dropped this palette about 10 times already and it's still in perfect condition. This palette retails for $22.99 CAD and is available at your local drugstore.

Here are some eye shadow looks I've created with the Paradise Enchanted Eye shadow palette that I wanted to share with you; 

If you pick up this palette, let me know your thoughts!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy Collection

I received a PR Package of Wet n Wilds Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Collection. This collection is inspired by gorgeous hummingbirds and all the beautiful colours they consist of. 

The collection is a box filled with cruelty free products from Wet n Wild. It contains 4 color icon lip glosses, 3 color icon baked blushes, 3 color icon eyeshadow quads, 2 megaliner liquid eyeliners, a photo focus primer water spray and a perfect pout lip scrub. The Flights of Fancy collection retails for $34.99 USD on their website but all products can be purchased individually.

Color Icon Eyeshadow Quads (L to R; Stop Ruffling my Feathers, Flock Party & Hasta la costa baby 
The eyeshadow quads were the products I was most excited for. I've always been a fan of wet n wild eyeshadows and how creamy and pigmented they are. These quads definitely don't disappoint. All three are gorgeous palettes inspired by the feathers by hummingbirds. You can create looks using all the colours in the quads (there's a number quide) or use whatever colours you want, of course. These retail for $2.99 USD.
eye look using the Stop ruffling my feathers quad

Eye look using the Flock Party Quad

Eye look using the Hasta la Costa baby quad & Megaliner in Gilded wings 

The Megaliners are probably my least favourite products in the collection. I love the colours and the idea of these but they apply quite patchy and it's hard to build up an opaque colour without it flaking. I was able to make the Gilded wings eyeliner work in one of my eyelooks (see above) but it look a lot of layering and patience. I would pass on these. They retail for $2.99 USD.

Megaliner Swatches (L to R; Gilded Wings & Winged and Wild)
The most eye catching product in the collection (for me personally) is the Color Icon Baked Blush. This collection has three different blushes, each with a beautiful raised hummingbird in the blush itself. They are all shimmery made out of micro-fine pearl pigments. They are pretty as a blush, blush topper or even look beautiful all over the lid. 

Color Icon Baked Blush Swatches (L to R; Hummingbird Hype, Don't flutter yourself & Dare to Soar)
The Lip Glosses are stunning. All the colours are vibrant and perfect for the summer months! The collection comes with 4 different coloured lip glosses. I love that it contains two colours more on the neutral side along with two bright colours. These glosses are super pigmented and moisturizing. They contain Vitamin E and Murumuru Seed butter to keep lips from feeling dry.

Lip Gloss swatches (L to R; Pout of Paradise, Fly Gal, Love bird affair & shut the pluck up)
The Photo Focus Primer Water Spray $4.99 USD is a great primer as well as a setting spray. I like to spray it on my skin before and after makeup application. I've also been reaching for it during the day to refreshing my face during these hot summer months.

Lastly is the Perfect Pout lip scrub $2.99 USD comes in two different flavors; Citrus Elixir and Pecker Up. The one that comes in the collection is Pecker Up, it's a sweet lip scrub made from extra fine sugar. It's a little harsh on the lips but does a great way with buffing away dry skin on the lips & it tastes amazing!

If interested, you can pick up this collection here! (it is limited edition, so hurry up and grab it)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Philosophy - Purity Pore Extractor Exfoliating clay Mask Review

I attended a taping of Cityline with Dave Lackie and was surprisingly gifted some new skin care from Philosophy. I wanted to jump on here and write a quick review of the Pore Extractor exfoliating clay mask because it's definitely my favourite product from the Philosophy brand! 

What's unique about this product is that it's a mask and an exfoliater in one. This mask promises to deliver smoother skin, draw out impurities from blackheads while reducing the appearance of pores. This exfoliating mask is formulated with white Kaolin clay which removes dirt, oil and impurities. It also contains salicylic acid which helps with blackheads and gentle exfoliates that help remove dead skin for a smoother, brighter appearance.

This product comes in a squeeze tube and the formula is like a thick paste. It has a strong, clean smell. You apply it on your face like a mask, leave it on until it dries and then rinse. It takes some massaging to get the mask off and that's where the exfoliating comes in.

I've been using this mask for awhile now and i'm a huge fan. It is recommened that you use this mask 1-2 times a week. It leaves my skin feeling smoother and looking brighter. I haven't noticed a difference in my blackheads but I can tell that my pores are looking smaller.

If you want to pick try this mask you can get it here!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion & Gentle Makeup Removing Wipes

Recently TopBox Circle was kind enough to send me a few new Cetaphil products for review. I've used the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream in the past and was a huge fan. I have skin on the drier side so the cream worked well for me. BUT being a beauty blogger trying a million different products is just what we do, so I moved on from it. But when I seen that Cetaphil came out with a Daily Hydrating Lotion containing hyaluronic acid, I knew it was something I had to try! 

Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating fluid that is found naturally in the skin and other parts of the body. It has a very high capacity for holding water meaning it's great for moisturizing. It keeps skin plump, youthful looking and of course, hyrdated. Hyaluronic Acid retains moisture meaing it helps the skin with anti aging. 

As for the Cetaphil Hydrating lotion, I found it quite nice on the skin. The actual formula of the product is nice and thin. It applies to the skin without feeling heavy. The skin absorbs the lotion beautifully and my skin was left feeling moisturized but not greasy at all. 

The Gentle makeup removing wipes surprised me the most out of the two products. One thing I instantly noticed was how much more moist (sorry for the people who hate this word) they were compared to other makeup removing wipes. Most of the time when I use a makeup wipe, I have to go in with an eye makeup remover as well to get my stubborn eye makeup off. I didn't have to with these wipes. They took all my makeup off quickly without any tugging or having to use more than one wipe or another product. 

I highly reccomend both products but if you're going to pick one up make sure you try the wipes! 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Pop Beauty Peak Performance Brow Pencil & Duette Brow Powder and Wax Review

Pop Beauty recently launched their Peak Performance Brow Pencil along with the Duette Brow powder and wax. I'm a pretty big fan of trying new brow products, recently it's been one of my favourite products to test out. 

My everyday go to eyebrow product is a brow powder, it's the easiest for me and the most natural looking in my opinion. The colour I used was in "Classy Brunette" I liked how pigmented the powder was but I found it to be too dark for me. I usually use Medium Brown eyebrow products but this one was more closer to Dark Brown. 

Using both products on brows
The Peak performance brow pencil is a decent brow pencil. It's a very creamy formula and very pigmented. However the colour again is dark. The brow pencil is in "Natural Brunette" and again, it's too dark for me. 

Both products come in 3 different shades. They definitely don't have enough of a shade range in both collections. They won't suit all eyebrows. I think that these products would be great if they added at least 3 more shades to each line. I also think that there's a bunch of more options available at the drugstore for cheaper. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nude By Nature Perfecting Primer

I was sent a sample sized Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer from ChickAdvisor and wanted to share my thoughts on it. 

Nude by Nature was created in 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Nude by Nature products are made with 100% naturally derived ingredients and formulated without synthetic ingredients or preservatives. Some of the ingredients Nude by Nature doesn't use that are often found in other cosmetics products are; Silicone, Siloxanes, Phthalates, Sulphates, Parabens, or Tacl (to name a few) All of their products are Cruelty-free and PETA certified. Nude by nature launched internationally and most recently into Canada exclusively sold at Shoppers Drug Mart! The brand offers a whole line of products including; foundations, primers, highlights, lipsticks, eyeshadows & more. 

The packaging of the Perfecting Primer is gorgeous. I love the sleekness of it. It's white with rose gold accents. It's a squeeze tube that dispenses just the right amount of product. The smell is a little bit over powering at first but the scent does goes away quite fast. It's a smell that's hard to put your finger on at first, but to me it smells like lemongrass! If you're okay with that scent, then you'll be fine. Apon application, it's smooth and applies beautifully. It leaves your skin feeling moisturized and ready for foundation!

Have you tried this primer?