Last Minute Beauty Gift Guide 2018

 

I can’t believe Christmas is only a week away! For those of you who’s a last minute shoppers like me then you might want to continue reading and who knows you might stumble upon something that make caught your eyes.

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*PR Samples

I thought of starting my post talking about a few of the Laura Mercier¬†Holiday Collection that I’ve been most excited about lately. The other week I was lucky enough to receive a package from the lovely pr team and I dived immediately to test them out. You all know that I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to makeup and I was super excited to try out some of their products.

So if, you ever run out of ideas to gift for your loved ones. Here’s something that you might want to consider gifting, the Skylights Luxe Essentials.¬†Love it!

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Set Includes 3 Face Illuminators: L-R: Indiscretion, Devotion, Ambition

Self love is important right! So on this day, let’s not forget that it’s okay to pamper and treat ourselves to a bit of something we fancy like this Mood Lights Face Illuminator Trio. I’ve been obsessed with this palette and couldn’t stop reaching for it. The packaging is so luxurious and classy, not to mention the formula is to die for. Laura Mercier has the most beautiful selection of highlighter shades.

Try it for yourself and see if you love it as much as I do. Be dazzled by the festive glow and after all it’s almost Christmas time!

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Ambre Vanille Honey Bath: 6.7OZ.
Ambre Vanille Crème Body Wash: 3.4OZ.
Ambre Vanille Soufflé Body Crème: 6.7OZ.
Ambre Vanille Eau de Toilette: 0.5 FL.OZ

Some of you guys know that I love trying out new different bath products and if you like to know what I’ve been using on my skin for shower and bath time recently. The answer is all the above.

Gift this curated Limited Edition¬†Holiday Body & Bath in Ambre Vanill√©¬†that’s as perfect as it looks. I love the holiday gift packaging and the beautiful scents of vanilla is a match make in heaven. For those of you who’s obsessed with body care and the scents of vanilla on your skin, this set is yours for $80! It smells absolutely delicious!

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If you’ve never tried the Fresh Creme Ancienne products before I honestly can’t recommend them enough. It’s a slightly premium range of Fresh collection. And when I received this mask in my mail box, I was on cloud nine! It’s hard for me to pick a favorite mask from the Fresh collection but Creme Ancienne has to be the one! I love a good face mask and this is right up my street. I’ve very dry skin during winter months and with the honey mask treatment I tested out the last few times, I notice my skin feeling hydrated, pampered and amazing since I’ve been applying this stuff. It also has this incredible smells of PURE honey! Mmm!!! This stuff is great and hydrating. Highly recommend!

The price could be a little on the pricey side but totally worth every penny because it’s really that good. It’s made with superior honey from the Buckfast Bee, a hybrid species selected for only the best qualities. The Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask is available now at Fresh boutiques and Sephora.

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Rose Gold Hand Cream, Lip Balm and Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm

I was thrilled when I heard that Rodial had launched their new makeup collection for the holiday. This stuff is as good as it sounds. That’s why it’s my go-to products in my collection.¬†You will LOVE it!¬† Honestly, who doesn’t want Pink Diamond and Rose Gold in their vanity? I know, I do!

You can use the code “GIFT” to get 15% off your Christmas Gift if you shop now.

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Pack of 10 Pcs

It’s no secret many of you know that I’m a fan of K-beauty and when I received this sheet mask by E&B Cosmetics the first thing that struck my mind was how will I look with this¬†Dokkaebi Magnetic Face Mask Sheet on. But once I’ve it on, all my fear was lost. I felt a little tingly sensation when I put it on but then I don’t feel it after. I love it when sheet mask is loaded with lots of products and this one is no different. I apply the leftovers on my neck and chest. I also notice how smooth and soft my skin feels instantly. It’s so amazing!¬†Definitely try this if you’re a k-beauty fan!

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Another Korean Beauty product that I’ve been using non-stop is the Ciselle Power Lifting Eye Cream for Anti-Wrinkle by E& B. This comes in a pack of 2 and you can share one with your bestie. I haven’t tried it long enough to see the lighting power but I certainly notice my skin around my eyes improving every day. I just know I‚Äôm going to be using this for many years to come! Love it.

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MOISTURIZING PROTECTIVE FACE CREAM 60 ML
 РEYE CONTOUR CREAM 20 ML
 РGENTLE CLEANSING MILK 200 ML
 РREGENERATING MASK 120 ML
 РEXFOLIATING GEL 120 ML
 РORGANIC LIP BALM 5 ML

The final gift guide is this spectacular set of beauty products by Kariderm. They support Fair Trade, Ecological products developed from organic and natural ingredients. Their formulas are biodegradable where the containers are made from recyclable materials.

If you’re looking for an ideal gift set this holiday,¬†Facial Beauty Routine is the answer. You get a complete set of all the essentials for you to carry out your holiday beauty routine effortlessly. And just in case you like to try out a particular product from the set, you can find them¬†selling it separately on their website.

So, I hope you guys enjoyed reading my last minute beauty gift guide and find them useful. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products out on the comment section below?

Huge thanks to the PR brands for sending me such amazing goodies this holiday season. I had such wonderful time trying them out and I’m really excited to explore the rest of these goodies this Christmas holiday.

If you don’t see me here next Monday, then that’s a wrap for Year 2018 but don’t forget to check on my Instagram for daily post. I like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your continued support by reading and following me since 2014. I’m forever grateful for all the lovely comments and love shown by so many of you in this community. THANK YOU so so much!!! See y’all in 2019!

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas & Have a Blessed New Year!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:¬†¬†I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free (*) in exchange for¬†sharing my experience,¬†all thought and opinions are my own. The affiliate links are for your convenient only and I don’t earn commission or monetary perks from it. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored.¬†¬†

 

 

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Christmas Gift Guide 2018

 

And just like that, it’s December! The best time of the holiday season is drawing closer and let the countdown begins. I can’t wait to celebrate the holiday with my family and friends. Now who else is also excited like me? I don’t know about you guys but shopping for family and friends could be daunting at times but it’s something I really enjoy doing. I love shopping and find it fun to shop either in store or at the comfort of my own couch (online shopping!). So, I thought to put a ton of gift ideas together for you guys. Let’s get Christmas Shopping sorted!

 

For the Style Queen 

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  1. Snow Leopard Jacket  $69.99
  2. Sequin Shift Dress  $49.99
  3. Embellished Halter Dress  $39.99
  4. Split Strap Tank Top  $24.99
  5. Embellished Skirt  $24.99
  6. Floral Pump  $49.99
  7. Leopard Clutch  $19.99
  8. Gemstone Earrings  $16.99
  9. Rainbow Star Necklace  $39.99

 

For The Home Body 

Marshalls Christmas Gift Guide essentials

  1. Wildflower Honey  $6.99
  2. Gardenia Scented Bath Bombs (set of 6)   $14.99
  3. Wellness Journal  $9.99
  4. Speckled Ceramic Tea Pot  $9.99
  5. Ceramic Measuring Cups (set of 3)  $7.99
  6. Color Changing Bluetooth Speaker  $24.99
  7. Pompom Toque  $19.99
  8. Alpaca Wool throw  $149.99
  9. Manicure Kit  $7.99

 

For The Last Minute Gifts & Decorations

Marshalls Christmas Gift Guide decors

  1. Baker’s Delight
  2. The Travelling Beauty Addict
  3. Home Spa Essentials
  4. Cozy Story Time Supplies
  5. Faux Floral Arrangement $16.99
  6. Boiled Wool Embroidered Cushion $29.99
  7. Cosmetic Advent Calendar $16.99
  8. Faux Pine Wreath  $39.99
  9. Bottle Brush Tree  $9.99

 

I hope this post would help you inspired to find some great gifts for your loved ones and/or something awesome for yourselves. I’ll be doing more beauty products on the coming post so don’t forget to stay tune.

All the items featured here are from Winners, Marshalls and Home Sense stores. From now till December 24th, 2018 you could win your gifts. Check on their website for more holiday ideas and discounts.

What do you think? Comment below which item that strike your fancy? I love to hear which one is your favorite in the comment section below.

Happy Shopping!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

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Marshalls Sale Haul

 

Well guys, I couldn’t resist! It’s sales time and Marshalls has great deals going on. Marshalls has incredibly insane deals happening and if you want some great deals in your life, definitely check out their stores right now.

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Marshalls is one of my favorite places to shop for designer brands at a portion of the price and¬† I just love their sales.¬† I got some really good winter/summer things that I’m really excited about.

First thing I got is …

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Price tag: $29.99  Sale: $11.00 

This pair of jeans by 1822 Denim Capri is the most comfortable denim ever. The material is so soft and the cut fits just right where it supposed to. I’m wearing a size 6 and it fits me like a glove.¬† I love it so much, it makes me wish it’s summer now. Just can’t wait to rock it next summer.

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Suggested Price: $68.00  Marshalls Price: $29.99  Sale: $24.00 

Ooohh! This Cashmere Infused turtle neck jumper by Jeanne Pierre so soft! Let me tell you this photo doesn’t do it justice. The actual color is a little bit more magenta than what you see on this photo. I love a good comfortable, snuggly and warm turtle neck jumper and was super pleased to have this in my life. It’s super soft and it was around $24.00. This is the most beautiful magenta color. Would make a perfect outfit this holiday season!

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Suggested Price: $63.00  Marshalls Retail: $29.99  Sale: $16.00

Moving on, I got this Lauren Ralph Lauren Striped Cotton T-Shirt in the shade Green Mu. Again, very soft and I thought this color would look amazing and really suit my skin tone. It’s so soft, really soft! I got this one in a size M

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Winter outfit wouldn’t be complete without an over-sized cardigan. I love love the pattern on these sleeves and appreciate that it has two front pockets to keep hands warm. I’m wearing it today and it’s keeping me snug. I think John & Jenn knitted cardigan is such a win! This one is perfect for me! So nice and warm!

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Left: Big Apple Red   Right: Got the Blues for Red

Wrapped in Big Apple Red color nail polish by OPI! Oh yes! These colors are so easy to wear with almost anything. A classic red nails that could never go out of style. I love to wear red nails for the holiday season. There’s something about bold red which I think makes any holiday seasons feel festive and joyful. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year but for some, it’s also one of the busiest. Between gift buying, food preparing and party attending, you still need to find time to pamper yourself and go ahead and wear a bold red nails.

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Last but not least, I also picked up a product from South Korea. I’ve tried many charcoal mask before but never on this one. So, I’m really excited for this peel-off mask by Cala! I can’t wait to try it out and will report back later on my blog post. In the meantime, I think they’re having a 20% off¬†Cyber Monday Sales on their website, so go and check them out if you like this brand.

So, if you’re fancy to do some shopping for you or¬† anyone else, so make sure to follow me on my instagram. I’m posting all the amazing sales and updates.

Happy Cyber Monday and Happy Shopping!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Current Korean Skincare Favorites + Giveaway

 

@Laneigecanada giveaway
*Press Samples

This is a very special post by far. I’m really excited to be collaborating with a Korean skincare brand which I’ve been raving quite a bit over at my Instagram feed. First of, I want to say a big thank you to Laneige Canada for this amazing collaboration.

I wanted to share with you a current favorites post focusing all on Korean skincare. I’ve been getting lots of compliments about my skin lately so I thought I would go ahead and share some of those things with you.

#Laneige Water bank essence

I’ve added a couple of cool stuff to my evening skincare routine to not only give myself a little bit of that TLC but also to really improve the appearance of my skin because as the weather gets colder and dryer, I noticed that my skin has been looking dryer than usual. The tightness of my skin wasn’t as tight as it used to be. Hmm…

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I know that I need to be working a little harder to maintain things so this is a Laneige Water Bank Essence and it claims to work for all skin types.

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In case you’re wondering how this stuff works, in summary this luxurious formula delivers around-the-clock hydration and protection for a supple and silky skin. I’ve been trying out for a week now and I’m quite pleased with the result on my skin appearance. My skin looks so much brighter and radiant, not to mention more hydrated.

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Water Bank Moisture Cream is a rich and creamy moisturized cream that retains long lasting moisture for your skin. It works as a barrier to help retain the optimal moisture levels. Since using these products by Laneige, I’ve noticed a positive different in my skin. It’s super nourishing and works hard to soothe any rough areas.

#Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream

When using this cream, I like to apply a decent layer to my face and neck after the essence and serum. It’s creamy and exceptionally hydrating. So, definitely give this one a go!

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If you haven’t tried Laneige yet,¬†I urge you to add these babies to your skincare collection.

@Laneige Watrer bank eye gel

I’ve always wanted to try out the Water Bank Eye Gel and my dream came true when I saw this in my mailbox. Yes!!! I was so excited that I get to trying it out and love it to bits. I’ve been using it every night and I kid you not, it’s the best eye gel I’ve tried by far.

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Keep your eyes peeled! Best eye gel cream that I’ve been coveting lately. The lightweight texture and cooling effect is like no other. Gone are the days of my tired and pouty eyes when eye gel come to the rescue. I’m not saying it for the sake of saying but it actually works so well for my tired eyes. I highly recommend it!

Water bank mask by Laneige

I’m obsessed with this Water Bank Soothing Gel Mask. It’s my first time trying out a gel mask from this brand, I’m completely in awe by how smooth and baby soft my skin feels after. I noticed that 30 minutes later my skin feels absolutely hydrated and soft the entire day. It’s really cooling and relaxing when it touches my skin. There’s a lot of products in the individual pack and I use the leftover gel to apply them on my neck and chest area. I’m not about to waste any drop of this precious gel. I love how the material hugged closely to my face contour without slipping off, it’s definitely not like those other brands I’ve tried before.

It’s really impressive! If you’re intrigued by how amazing this sheet mask is definitely give it a try, I’m absolutely sure you’ll love it just as much as I do. This comes in a pack of 5 sheets for $31.00. It’s a splurge but so worth it!

For the ultimate indulgence for authentic beautiful skin, you got to experience them yourself. These would make a wonderful gift for your loved ones. All products mentioned is available at Sephora worldwide.

So, here’s some of the inside scoop of my current skincare favorites and I like to switch up the products that I use every now and then.

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I’ve a giveaway for you. Laneige Canada is giving away four of these products. This is something I’m pretty excited and that one of you guys is going to be able to try them. I’m a huge fan of Laneige skincare products and I’m sure you can see how much I love them. If you want to enter this giveaway, make sure you’re following me on Instagram at¬†Hey Sharonoox.¬†Make sure to like the picture of this giveaway on my Instagram feed.

I’m excited to read your suggestions if you want to see more giveaway like this up on my Instagram? Let me know in the comments down below.

I hope you’re having a great start to your week. I look forward to doing a couple of more giveaway posts like this for you guys for the coming month.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free (*) in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Clothing Haul from Marshalls Pt 1

 

Marshalls Outfit Haul

I found so many of my favorite clothing line at Marshalls yesterday. You can find things designer clothing, shoes, handbags at a fraction of their price. If you’re into that you definitely have to check them out. Personally for myself, I love checking out their new arrivals and designer brands because they have a huge selection of things to choose from.¬† And I found some of the most beautiful clothing ever!

#Violet&Claire

I love love this piece of Satin Camisole Top by Violet & Claire. I got this in the color Dark Navy Blue and it does goes well with any dark or light color jacket.

#Faith&joy

Next, I also picked up this soft mauve color skirt by Faith and Joy. Retailed for $24.99 and I got it for $15.00 on liquidation price. I don’t have anything like this. It’s so pretty and girly! I think this would be good to wear for brunch or high tea. I like that it comes with a black ribbon for more definition and that ruffled front is everything.

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Jacket is from @Calvinklein

For today’s try on haul, I top it with a light lavender jacket I got several years ago from Calvin Klein. I really love the look. What do you think! Yay or nay!

French Connection Dress

This dress is from French Connection and can we just admire the fluffy bell sleeves and the top lace for a moment. It’s a knee high dress and everything about this dress is amazing. I just love how flow-y it is when I was wearing it. This one really stuck out with me!

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I’m swooning over this beautiful soft and fluffy lace dress in the color Black. It was marked for retail at $188.00 but I paid $39.99 only for it. I feel so comfortable with this dress. I know I’ve found that one dress that makes me feel confident and so good in it.

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Valued for $22.00, retailed for $14.99

When I saw this cute accessory gloves on the gloves section, I told myself I have to get this. I’m loving the soft faux fur so very much. It fits nicely and helps keep my hands warm for fall weather. Very nice cotton material and who doesn’t love a pretty bling, right!

@Kodiak Canada Boots

Firstly, I just need to take a minute to mention how in love I am with these leather boots by Kodiak Canada Boots. How comfy and warm are these! I love a great bargain for winter boots and for $69.99 it was super score!

Kodiak Canada Boots

A cool pair of leather ankle boots with a little to no heel are one of my favorite things to wear in the winter time.

That is my haul! I hope you guys enjoyed this. I was so so excited to show you all these pieces of clothing because one I haven’t done a haul for a really long time and two because I really love everything I got from this haul.

What’s the best thing you scored from Marshalls? Leave me a comment and let me know what you picked up over the weekend.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my Marshalls Haul coming up next week.

Until next time, stay boot-ti-ful and have fun shopping!!!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

October Beauty Favorites

 

It’s officially Fall here in Canada and I couldn’t be more excited since it’s one of my most favorite season of the year. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sent several pr products which I’ve shared them on my Instagram feed and been trying them out ever since I got them. Fall weather always makes me excited to try out more skincare products that both hydrating and revitalizing for my skin.

@Laniege Dual Layer Face Oil

First up, I just want to take a few minutes to talk about this Dual Layer Face Oil by Laniege. It’s their new water bank collection line which was launched sometime last month. In case you haven’t heard of the brand, Laneige. It’s a South Korean cosmetics brand owned by Amore Pacific and the brand name comes from La Neige which means Snow in French.

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I’m loving the cute funnel drip design. Look how cute it is! Clumsy as I am, a few accident happened in the past and if you’re a beauty blogger, I’m sure you can relate to this. This just helps avoid spillage from happening which I think is brilliant.

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I’m obsessed with the formula. It makes my skin feels super smooth and hydrated without feeling greasy whatsoever. Absorbed to skin in an instant and seals all the moisture in.

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BB Cushion Hydra Radiance in the shade¬†No. 21 Beige. I love the concept of a BB cushion and once I’ve my hands on this babe, it’s a life changing moment for me. I’m all about products that I can use and apply easily and quickly before rushing out of the door 10 minutes later. And what’s great about this Laniege BB Cushion is that it apply so effortlessly. It’s such a breeze to use this stuff.

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The formula is amazing and it lasted me for a good 8 hours wear without touch up. The benefit of having an SPF 50 in this bb cream is huge. This SPF 50+ helps protect your skin from UVA rays while creating a luminous finish to the look. I’ve been using this bb cream for more than a month now and I really love the beautiful pigmentation and good coverage finishes. Try it!

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The next skincare product that I’ve been loving is the Bright Renew Original Serum.¬† I love a good serum and this stuff did just that.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing my skin has been looking since I’ve been applying this serum. It’s extraordinary! My skin feels and look brighter and clearer.

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I like to apply the serum on the tips of my fingers and gently work around my face. I then press palms into face for better absorption. A little goes a long way with this product. This is one of my favorite skincare step for self-love. I encourage you to define your own beauty!

@FreshBeauty Rose Floral Toner
#freshlove

Next¬† got Fresh Rose Floral Toner that’s a must have in everyone’s beauty arsenals in my opinion. This stuff really smell glorious! I just can’t explain them in words, you really have to get your own and you’ll know what I mean. The delicately sweet scents of roses are simply intoxicating!

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I can’t really confirm if it lasted for 24 hours as they claimed but all I know is that this stuff keep my skin stays hydrated by giving that extra boost to my dry skin. I notice this¬† floral scents does help with mood lifting. The fresh and clean smells is everything my body, soul and mind needs right this moment.¬†A cult classic for a reason so definitely give this a try if you haven’t already!

@Bite Lipstick

Since it’s officially fall here where I lived, it’s the perfect time to pull out a bold red lipstick and add this gorgeous shade to my collection. This is the only product I picked up at Marshalls.

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The shade Gazpacio is described as a true blue red which is so pretty on the lips and on swatch. I really like the smooth and creamy texture of this formula. The formula is so comfortable and lightweight on the lips.

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Last but not least is the Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Spray with SPF50+. I’m obsessed with the cute packaging. Love the color and the spray applicator. It’s convenient to use and easy to store. All you need is squish the product and apply them all over your body.

#Shiseido sun lotion spray

Don’t ever think of putting down your sunscreen even though it’s fall weather. The sun can still do damage to your skin in cold weather. Remember to wear sunscreen with high SPFs for better protection before rushing out of the door. This is that one product that I’ll be reaching for a lot over the coming months.¬†If this brand is new to you, definitely go and check out their products <here>.

That’s it for my October Beauty Favorites and I hope you find this post helpful.

Have you guys discovered anything new recently that you think I should try? Let me know in the comments section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and read. Hope you have a great start of the week!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free (*) in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

Luxury Products With An Affordable Price Tag – Marshalls

Marshalls Beauty Haul

Because I’m a sucker for luxury products,¬† you might noticed that I’m always on the hunt for a great steal. My beauty products collection are actually stuff that I’ve picked up¬† from Marshalls.¬†Finding hidden gems are my favorite past time when shopping at Marshalls. Luxury beauty doesn’t always have to mean expensive prices. For this blog I thought to share with you guys some of my favorite affordable beauty products I picked up recently.

Clio Professional

Let’s start with a product that’s fairly new to me …¬† it’s the¬†CLIO Clic Matte Pen Liner. If you’re a fan of k-beauty than you’re going to like this. Amazing liner that’s works effortlessly. It’s one of those products that delivers you instant results as soon as you use it. It’s really that good, trust me!

@Clio Calligraphy Liner

Close up look of the felt tip liner. It’s design and shape like a calligraphy brush for precision and style.

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I went an extra mile to test out the pen liner for you guys. Here’s a Chinese character I scribble. This is so cool, right! But if you like to see a makeup tutorial using this product on my eye then¬†click the link to my Instastories!

Clio Cleansing Oil

A little drop goes a long way with this Cleansing Oil by Clio Professional. This comes as set. You got a cleansing oil together with a calligraphy eyeliner. A perfect start up kit for your girlfriend or bestie who loves trying out K-beauty products. She’s going to love you to the moon and back!

Purederm Makeup Remover

This is the only product that’s not from Marshalls. I got this from a store in Pacific Mall during my last trip to Toronto. First time trying out a charcoal makeup remover is filled with anticipation and a pretty scary moment for me to say the least. I wasn’t expecting much since it’s my first time trying it but I was blown away by the nice and freshly scent of charcoal powder in this product by Purederm.

Makeup remover towel

The non-textured wipe is¬†durable and feel smooth on the skin. It’s non-abrasive texture makes it so easy to use. It’s gentle to the skin and efficiently clean dirt and all non waterproof makeup with just one wipe. I appreciate makeup wipes that don’t dry out the skin. For the price and the detoxifying formula, I would repurchase and I recommend it! Also available on Amazon and drugstores.

#ibbeauty kabuki brush

Moving on is this Kabuki Brush from Ib Innovation Beauty. One might mistakenly think that it’s the It Cosmetics brush but let me tell ya’ll, it’s not. The large face brush is very densely packed and relatively soft (not It Cosmetics soft but quite decent) I’d say. I appreciate brushes that doesn’t shed so this has become my newest choice of brush to pick to be added to my brush collection.

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If you zoom in, you’ll see me but try to ignore it, okay! Focus on the head of the kabuki brush if you may. I was able to try this brush with my neutrogena hydro boost foundation and it blends beautifully. Felt great on my skin and to be honest I’m quite impressed. I can’t find much information about this brand but if you do, share it in the comment section below.

#Katvond eyeshadow primer

KAT VON D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer in the shade Tan. 

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I’m pretty happy with the formula. It doesn’t feel dry on my eye . The texture is smooth and soft. It glides on effortlessly and blend nicely. Keeps my eyeshadow lock the entire day without the need to touch up. I love it!

#Katvond lipstick

Last but not least is the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in Homegirl. It’s described as a satin matte with a black berry color finish. This collection consists of 41 boldest shades and is available at Kat Von D online website.

#KVD Color swatch

This is such a pretty color if you’re looking for an evening wear or for a vampy to gothic finishing.¬† The formula is pigmented and has a lovely matte finish to it. It glides nicely on lips and stays on for a good 6 hours and faded to a lip tint as the day wears on. With the cool tones formula, I’m pleased to see that my teeth to appear whiter when I have it on. It doesn’t feel drying at on the lips which I really appreciate. Go to my Insta-Stories to see live color swatches and lip swatch. I’m so in love which this color right now. Beautiful shade that’s perfect for Fall!

Hope you like this post and find it helpful. Thanks so much for stopping by and read!

Happy Fall Y’all!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I bought this product with my own money. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own. I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

Let Talk Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette Photos, Swatches

 

Fall is one of the season I most look forward to in the entire year. So I was excited to pick up this palette at Marshalls. I love shopping at Marshalls and Home Sense simply for their great brands and affordable prices. From clothing range to handbags and shoes to furniture, home decors and so much more. I always find myself finding stuffs that makes my heart skip a beat and that’s so fun!

#Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette

You know I’m obsessed with eyeshadow palettes and are always on the hunt for quality and affordable beauty options.¬†So here is a fun eyeshadows for Fall! I love each and every color in this palette. Great color selection for warm toned enthusiast.

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These are mind-blowing shadows! Richly pigmented and easy to blend. In case you’re wondering, be assured that Smashbox product is cruelty free!

Each palette has eight shades. You got four shimmers and four mattes eyeshadows. So there’s a lot of combination that you can use for different eye looks.

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Here’s the name of the shadows in Ablaze with shades in rich red clay and hot terracotta. This palette captures the warmth of the desert in a range of sun-drenched shades that¬† are great for your everyday and Fall looks.

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I was sold the moment I open the cover. It’s like opening a pandora box (in a good way). My heart skip a beat!!! I just don’t believe my eyes of what I’ve put myself into. I’m obsessed with every shade in this palette. It’s versatile and you can create so many different look with them.

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The packaging is slim and sleek. It comes with a huge mirror and a good size shadow pans. I like the magnetic close lid

Why I love this palette, it’s because none of these shadows are repeats. The quality of the formula is amazing. They’re rich in pigment, soft and beyond blendable texture. These shadows are so pigmented that with just a light swipe you get a lot of product on the brush but also powdery if that make any sense. I like to tap off the excess shadows before applying it directly onto my eyes.

Color swatches
Color swatches from L-R: Siesta РNirvana РDelirious РTorch РThrowback РDark Horse 

Relaxed – a soft peach with warm undertones and a matte finish

Moccasin – a soft light-medium copper with frosted finish

Here’s a closeup color swatches of the bottom roll eyeshadows:¬†¬†

Siesta – a muted medium-dark rosy copper with a pearly sheen finish

Nirvana –¬†is a medium-dark reddish berry with warm undertones and a matte finish

Delirious – a medium-dark coppery brown and a frosted sheen

Torch – is a medium-dark orange with golden shimmer

Throwback – a muted dark brown with warm and red undertones and a matte finish

Dark Horse – a deep earth brown a matte finish

I like that this particular palette had both shimmer and matte finishes.

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I first prep my eyes with I love stage eyeshadow base by Essence. Then my next step is to use Moccasin from lash line to natural crease. Next I apply Throwback to diffuse the crease. They’re very pigmented so you might want to tap off of the excess. I then sweep Relaxed onto the brow bone. To softly define the bottom lash line, I use Throwback. For photo finish look to make my eyes look more pop, I apply Siesta on the inner corner of my eye. To finish of the look, I’m using my favorite Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner in Black.¬† ¬†

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It blends out so nicely and¬†I’m loving this look. I can’t wait to see what else I can create out of this palette.

Smashbox

I could do multiple look with this palette which I really appreciate and love that it’s a pocket size which is great for travelling. Would definitely go back for more.¬† I really can’t say enough good things about Smashbox. I’m so happy that I got to try this out. I’m really impressed with the pigmentation and the blending.¬†A palette this amazing, I highly recommend it!

Do you have a favorite Fall color beauty products that you can’t live without and which would you recommend me try? Share in the comment below.

That’s it for this post and don’t forget to check out my Instagram for insta-stories and for more feed.

Thanks so much and hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Sharon xoxo

 

Also available in a total of fourteen beautiful shades at any Smashbox or Sephora websites.

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. I bought this product with my own money. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest. I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops| First Impressions

 

I picked this up at Sephora yesterday and I’m in love with this product. I love the idea of creating my own tinted moisturizer and foundation by mixing with this cover drops makes me really excited. I mean who doesn’t like to customize their own foundation right! You can also mix it with serums, moisturizers, primers or any beauty products. This stuff is not designed to wear alone!

@coverfx

You get¬†0.5 fl oz for $56.00 which is a little steep but if I’m going to be completely honest, I’ve never seen anything like this. I think it’s really cool and unique. Cover FX is a high end brand and a great brand.

Here’s how it works: Just adjust your coverage by the number of drops you add …

1 Drop = Sheer Coverage

2 Drops = Medium Coverage

3 Drops = Full Coverage

4 Drops = Extra Full Coverage

They’ve a huge color selection. Twenty five colors to choose from to be exact. I’ve been enjoying this so much that I so obsessed!

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Here’s the color swatch up closed. I’m in the shade N30 and it’s for light to medium light skin with neutral undertones. It’s perfect for all skin types.

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I use my Rimmel Insta Flawless Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint in 006 Light Medium.

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I did  the size of a dime on the back of my hand and I mixed it with two drops of the cover drops like so.

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Formula with one cover drop 

I don’t see it’s doing much with just one drop so I try with two drops as seen below.

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2nd cover drops added

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Ooohh…. this is turning out so much better. I just mixed it with my finger and then put it on my face. I love how easy it is to blend out and the result is spectacular. When I look closely it gave kind of a subtle glow which I really appreciate on my dry to combination skin.

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So my overall thoughts is that I give this product a huge thumbs up. I love how easy it is to apply with your finger, like you don’t need to use anything else. The formula and consistency on these are great. It’s phenomenal! I think it’s really amazing just how well it mixed with other formulas. I’m obsessed with this shade right here. Find a color that you really love and buy one. It should last you for a very long time. A plus for me!

Leave a comment down below if you’ve tried this and if you like this or don’t like this.

Thanks so much for stopping by and read! Have a Happy Monday everyone!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Side note: Cover FX is 100% vegan! None of their products contain any animal ingredients. Their product is also free of the inflammatory 5: parabens, mineral oil, fragrance, talc and gluten.

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest. I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Of K-Beauty Products|Made in Korea – Reviews & Photos

 

K_Beauty *PR Samples

Hey guys! So here I am finally doing a Best of K-Beauty products that I’ve received from a brand company in Korea. Shout out to Soyoung from Labstory for spoiling me with these amazing products to try on. I received these products for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

So, here we go:

Wonder Shiny Body Scrub

The first thing that I want to share with you is this big size tube of Wonder Shiny Body Scrub by Aida Cosmetics.¬† I love love the scents of this body scrub. It smells glorious I tell ya’ll!

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Ingredients about the product as shown on Amazon is as follows:

– Contains 20% walnut shells
– 7 types of fruit extrat
– 10 types fo natural oil
– Contains 4 types fo herb extract
– Sweet and fresh grapefruit flavor

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Here’s a close-up shot of the mini beads so that you can see the texture and stuff like that up close. As you can see, it’s not too rough or harsh on my skin whatsoever. In fact, it’s the perfect texture that I’ve been looking for. It’s save to say that it’s by far my current most reached body scrub. Leaving my skin so fragrant, soft and fresh. I’m in love with it!

Body Vital

Next is this Body Vita Show Filter in Lavender which I received to do this review. This is a product that’s really new to me at least and I wouldn’t have thought it would work at all but I was mistaken. This stuff works wonder in the shower and you don’t need a plumber to do it. It smells really good and easy to install. If I can do you, so can you!

It’s been a week now that I’ve been cleaning my body and hair with this shower filter and always comes out of the show feeling refresh and so relax. I suspect it’s the lavender that has those calming properties that’s both aroma therapeutic and relaxing for my body. I really enjoy this product and find a reason to jump in the shower every chance I can. I wouldn’t ask for anything better!

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Comes in four amazing scents to choose from with a new recent fragrant in Freesia added to this line.

Main ingredient used in the process, such as:

  • Vitamin-C (Ascorbic Acid),
  • Citric Acid,
  • Mud powder,
  • Powdered skim milk, and
  • Aromatic scent

If you’re looking for a great scent that won’t leave your shower and easy to install, search no more, this shower filter is made for you!

@Dressingtable Handcream

Korea CHEONGSONG Natural Apple Moisturizer Organic Hand Cream¬†is so gentle and easy to use. Natural apples were used in the process of making this hand cream. That’s so amazing!

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I’ve been using this hand cream ever since my trip to Toronto and have been loving it so much. The cream formula is rich and moist leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth. The consistency is not too thick or runny and not greasy at all. I urge you to try it!

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Last but not least are these Wonder Butter Lip Mask and Sugar Lip Scrub by Aida Cosmetic. It was the first time I’ve tried products from a Korean brand and I really being loving them.

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I like the idea of a plastic container that won’t break when travelling. They’re travel friendly and convenient for you to just pop in your suitcase or into your purse. To be honest, if I’ve to choose between the two, I think my favorite has to be the sugar lip scrub, it’s seriously the best lip scrub ever and it taste delicious!

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What I like about the butter lip mask and sugar lip scrub is that they’re safe to be eaten, so you don’t have to rinse off these products. Stress-free just like how I liked it!

Make sure to check on the links of all these products I mentioned above on Amazon or if you find something that catches your fancy.

That’s it for my Best of K-Beauty guys, I hope you like this post. As always, do let me know what you guys think in the comment section below. I hope you found something that you are looking forward to try!

Don’t forget that I recently published a post on my Current Favorites Makeup so hit here to check it out if you haven’t already.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free (*) in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored.  

 

 

Current Favorites Makeup!

 

Laniege Lip &amp; Eye Makeup Remover
*PR Sample

Today I’m going to do my current favorites since I’ve been testing out many great products that really wowed me. I’ve two great makeup removers that I’ve been loving lately. I talked with this on my Instagram but this is the Laniege Lip & Eye Makeup Remover which I’ve been so obsessed lately. I just thought like this makeup remover is the one. I brought this with me during my vacation and it’s like the best thing I’ve ever use whenever I need to remover my makeup. It’s my favorite favorite favorite makeup remover. I recommend it to everybody!¬†

@Laniege BB Cushion
*PR Sample

Next is the BB Cushion Hydra Radiance in the shade beige by Laniege. You can find this available in six different shades from porcelain to cacao. I don’t know why I love this so much but I just love it. I love this BB cushion because it feels lightweight, comfortable and hydrating on my skin, not to mention the coverage is simply amazing and with no buildup. Goals!

@Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water
*PR Sample

I’ve to mention the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water¬†because if I had to repurchase all my skincare, like this would be what I’d buy. The price is not overly expensive, cheerful and it works. I really like it and the scent is insanely addictive! It’s so good!

#Toofaced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar

Moving on is this old charm that was highly raved over the internet awhile ago but I only happened to have pick it up at Marshalls recently. I heard so many good things about this palette and really happy to finally add this into my makeup stash. I’ve been reaching for this Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar throughout my trip in Toronto and again since I got back. It’s safe to say it’s my current favorite go-to everyday palette. The chocolate scents smell so good and should I say addictive! I mean … it has real cocoa powder in it … what’s not to love!? The shades are super soft and highly pigmented. I’m impressed by how easily they blend. So effortlessly!!!

In case you didn’t know, this product is cruelty free! The texture is very soft and so easy to blend out. You can never go wrong with Too Faced eyeshadows! If you haven’t already, you’ve to try it!

#Helpinghandspenan

This may not be makeup related but I’ve to mention it because it’s the best gift I’ve received this month. I got this handmade bag as a gift from my lovely sister-in-law when she was in Borneo, Sarawak. What a skillfully hand-weaved bag made by the women of Penan tribe!¬†You can see a lot of love and passion poured into making such intricate bag. It’s my first time seeing this cute design and bright color bag. Such a beautiful color that just scream summer to me! A big shout out to Polly for this wonderful gift! I adore it!

Best timing ever to arrive at my doorstep. Needless to say, I brought it with me to my Toronto trip last week. It holds all my makeup essentials and tons of other stuff too. So practical and durable quality. I think it was the best decision to bring for travelling.

Yes, I actually took a lot of photos during my trip so definitely make sure to check my other blog if you want to see what I got up to while I was out there!

I’d love to know how’s your summer’s like? Leave me a comment and let me know what’s on your radar the next couple of months.

Thanks so much for stopping by and read.

Sharon xoxo

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free (*) in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of Marshalls’ Beauty – Part 1

I love Marshalls! It’s seriously my most favorite place to shop on the planet. My love for Marshalls started when they opened their new location not too far away from where I lived. And I’ve been going there practically every once or twice a month.¬† They’ve the most selections of fashion clothing, designer handbags, shoes, furniture, home decors and a nice section for beauty stuffs. I love the excitement of finding hidden treasure while I shop. So, during our last trip, I was lucky to find some goodies for a fraction of the price. Yippee!!!

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Cover FX Contour Kit $12.99 

I’ve always wanted to try out the Cover FX Contour Kit since it was first launched and now I’m just so happy to add this to my makeup collection.

This is my favorite discovery from my last trip to Marshalls. It was one of the many gems I purchased and the best part is it comes with an amazing price tag. A convenient contouring palette to contour, strobe and highlight your complexion. I like that it’s vegan and free of fragrance gluten, mineral oil, and talc.¬†Perfect for sensitive skin and all skin-types.

I’ve been wearing them non-stop since I got it and the love I gave for this kit is visible here. Let me know if you would like to see me do a review on this product in the comment section below.

Too Faced Semi- Sweet Chocolate Bar

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette $24.99

While the most expensive products listed, this palette was marked down to $24.99 while it was retailed at Sephora for $59.00, so you do the math!

This is by far the best steal item I found and I think it’s worth checking at your local stores. I’ve heard so many positive things about this palette and having tried it myself these past few days, I’ve been falling head over heels with this palette. If you love chocolates, then the scents alone will keep you hooked. I’ll keep you posted on this one in a separate post once I got back from travelling but for now, as I mentioned earlier, the price alone is a motivating factor for you to check it out.

#Zoeayla Unicorn Brushes Set

Zo√ę Ayla 3 Piece Royal Scepter Shape Makeup Brush Set $10.00

Can this brush be any cuter? If you’ve been following my blog, you might know that I’m a sucker for cute stuff. So, when I saw it, I just knew that it was made for me. The synthetic hair is the softest I’ve ever had and the handle is just out of this world. I really like the look of this scepter brushes. It has a rose gold color on the top handle followed by pink, purple then teal at the very end. I really like the craftsmanship, it looks like they’re carefully trim and cut with great precision. I felt it’s worth your money to invest in a good makeup brush.

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Office Envy Paperweight $9.99

If you’re like me, then you might want this in your office too. What‚Äôs great about this is that you can use it as a fashionable paper weight and desk sign. Cool right!? P.S. The only down side I can think of is that it’s very fragile so a lot of tender, loving care is required but other than that, I think it’s really cute to look at and keep me motivated. A one stop shop that fills all¬†your office needs.

#Marshalls

Sheffield Home 21cm x 24cm Wooden Crates Photo Frame $9.99

Of course I couldn’t leave Marshalls without picking up a home supplies, right? They’ve the cutest and most affordable home decors I’ve ever seen. What made me fall in love with this crate design photo frame was the message! Crazy huh! I’ve a hard time choosing which to take home with me but this one screams my name! I’m really happy with what I chose but I also have my eye on the “Wave your arms in the air like you just don’t care”!¬†LOL!

I’m super happy with what I picked up and if you haven’t been to Marshalls, I definitely urge you to visit the store and see it for yourself.

So, what do you guys think of the items I picked from Marshalls? What are your thoughts? Share in the comments.

Thanks so much for stopping by and read. I hope you find this post helpful. Don’t forget to stay tuned for Part 2 in the coming post!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest. I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.