July Favorites In Beauty

 

This year is zipping past, I feel like I blink and we’re into another month – apparently it’s a sign of getting old. As we’re in mid-summer, I’ve felt a little more rejuvenated and willing to try some products that are typically outside of my comfort zone. Let me share what I’ve been enjoying lately …

Labstory Perfect BB Cream 

Labstory Perfect BB Cream

A few months back I put together a post all about Korean Skincare and Makeup Products that I received from Labstory Korea. So many of you commented that you how much you loved that post that I thought might be a good idea to show you the BB Cream that’s making me look flawless this summer.

You guys know how obsessed I am with BB cream and what’s great about it is this product rocks!

BB Cream color swatch

Here’s the color swatch and formula of Lab Story Perfect BB Cream. You can use a brush or beauty blender and bounce the product all over your face. I’m pleased with dewy finish this product gives. I’m all about wearing a subtle BB that’s not overly in your face. This is truly stunning and if you’re sort of new to the world of a BB then this is a great place to start.

Aveeno Intensive Night Cream with Vitamin B2 

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I love love this night cream and had just hit pan recently. I’ve been using it for the past couple of months religiously as my evening skincare routine and I’m really impressed with the results. It works to maintain and keep my skin hydrated throughout summer. I’ve been enjoying this product. It’s lightweight, non-greasy and it locks out moisture. This is one product I would totally recommend.

Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturizer

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The orange-tangerine zest scents is what makes me love this moisturizer but it’s not for everyone. This moisturizer is not for everyone, but for me, I appreciate the fresh scents and it has become my latest morning skincare routine. It’s very lightweight but hydrating at the same time. On top of that, it doesn’t cause any breakout on me. I’ve been wearing it the whole time and it leaves my skin smooth and soft. Worth the mid-range price tag. Go for it! 

But if you have very sensitive skin then I wouldn’t recommend this to you. It might cause irritation due to the scented ingredients.

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask 

Caudalie Detox Mask

Once a week, I like to pop on a charcoal based face mask to really deep cleanse my skin and clarify my complexion on the whole. I’ve combination dry skin and I didn’t notice it cause any dryness or irritation on my skin. The cream and bright pink product will dry up and it reminds me of my face dries up in the sun at the seashore. I leave if for 15 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. My skin feels really great and so clean. I used it again this morning and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. I just put in my order to get the full size at Sephora. So, that’s a thumbs up!

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

Klorane Dry Shampoo

Perfect travel size dry shampoo bottle for summer. I’m on my second deluxe size bottle and have been loving it thus far. A dry shampoo that doesn’t disappoint even on a bad hair day. Love the amazing scents and how it makes my hair smells so good the whole day. I like carrying it in my purse on a hot summer day. A winner in my book.

What have you been enjoying the last few weeks? I love to hear what you think.

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Summer Must Haves Beauty Products

 

Hey everybody! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I’m excited to bring you really the summer must haves beauty products post today.  There are so many new things coming out at the drugstore and I feel like I’ve tried so many of them. I wanted to share what I received and tried from the editorial samples.

I’m going to keep it quick and brief so that this post will not be overly long for you guys.

Pr samples
*Press Samples

I was sent these samples in exchange for my honest opinion. I’m making it my goal to come out with different type of post ideas. For example things that I just haven’t seen over and over on YouTube. I’m trying to spend a lot of time brainstorming some new ideas here in my blog and keep it interesting and fun. If you’ve any request or PR companies that

amazing grace

ALL IN ONE BODY WASH by Philosophy

I love the Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel. It smells so so amazing! It has a lovely, soft, clean, feminine scent. Slightly floral and I love wearing the scents during this summer month. It foams up great, washes off easily, and leaves my skin feeling soft. I’ve not tried it on my hair- so I can’t make a recommendation there, but for skin it’s brilliant!

paula choice

LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER WITH SPF 25 by Paula’s Choice. This product is essential for my daily skin care but unfortunately is has become unavailable. The SPF is effective the way I looked at how long it stays all day. I wish it’s available again to order.

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L’Oreal Paris VOLUMINOUS MILLION LASHES MASCARA 

I like it a lot. It’s a very good everyday mascara if you’re looking for a non-waterproof product. It doesn’t clump and it’s not too wet, gives lash separation, length and volume on lashes. This gold tinted tube packaging with black trim is really pretty. It’s lightweight and

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It doesn’t feel clumpy or flaky which I really appreciate. I’m loving the rubber brush applicator, it allows me to work the mascara better and get closer to my lash line while preventing clumping. You apply it like you would any mascara, but this glides on so smoothly and creates a nice thicker and dramatic look for my sparse lashes. I really like this product.

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SUMMER EYES by Urban Identity in the shade Exquisite

This palette comes in 5 warm toned eyeshadows. They’re nicely pigmented and blends surprisingly well.

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On their website this product claims to be gluten free and cruelty free. It has up to 20 different color combination palette to choose from.

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CLEANSING FACE WIPES by Simple

I like that it doesn’t have any scents and that’s its gentle to the skin. It actually leaves my skin feeling clean, it’s affordable, moisturizing, and fragrance-free. So easy to use and gentle! One wipe is sufficient to remove all my makeup. It do the job well … I’m obsessed.

Definitely something worth checking it out. This product is good for those who has sensitive skin type. They’re worth every penny and I’ll be going to get their 25 wipes pack.

#travalo

SIMPLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT FRAGRANCE by Travalo

I like the concept of the refilling method. All in all, this is a good atomizer to use, convenient and easy to fill up. You can find this product available at Shoppers Drug Mart. 

Have you seen any of these products at your local drugstore? Anything catching your eye?

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Best of the Best to Absolutely Ageless Skin by Aveeno

 

Hi guys! In today’s blog post I’m going to show you a tip and trick that I absolutely love. So if you read my post or follow my blog you know that I love skin care products especially my obsession to try out new products for you guys.

So today’s post is all about some new drugstore skin care products that’s fairly new to me. If you’re in the market to finding skin care products that helps no matter your age, it’s never too early or too late using anti-aging skin care products – then continue reading.

Luckily, I’ve tried loads of anti-aging skin care products and have separated the winner from the losers. Here’s the best of the best when it comes to turning back clock.

Aveeno anti aging products
#Press Samples

A huge thanks to the PR company that sent me this packaging recently. They sent me four skincare products by Aveeno and the first thing that I’ve with me here is the Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream,  Moisturizing Cleanser, Intensive Renewal Serum and last but not least is the Restorative Night Cream. Thank you so much!

I’m so excited to try these out.

aveeno cleanser

The first product I wanted to talk about is the Moisturizing Cleanser that they claims to removes 99% of skin-aging impurities.

As you can see, this product comes in a nice bottle with a pump applicator. I like that the packaging is travel friendly since it has a lock mechanism. The product is gel-like but a little too runny in my opinion. It smells wonderful and it leaves a soft feel on my skin after rinsing. The scent is totally mesmerizing!

I’ve added this to my daily skin care routine and have been very pleased with the results. This product doesn’t dry out the face and it’s very gentle for all skin types.

#aveeno renewal serum

New

This is definitely the biggest thrills of the lot. I’ve always been looking for a serum that actually works on my skin and I’m so glad it did. I applied as directed and it quickly absorbs into skin. I really appreciate that the formula feels lightweight and it’s 100% non-greasy. It has a nice scents that’s not overly powering.

“This serum is formulated with Aveeno’s Active Naturals Blackberry Complex which is full of antioxidants, vitamins and other anti-aging ingredients.” As many of you might’ve already know, I’ve combination to dry skin – this helps strengthen the natural moisture barrier is something which my dry skin department truly need help in.

I’ve been using this serum for the past two weeks and my skin is loving it so far. Whether you’re in your early twenties or late forties, I recommend giving this serum a try. This one does fit the bill.

aveeno eye cream

New

“This product gave result that other people noticed.” My fine lines reduced considerably after a week of test run. It’s one of the best anti-aging products out there if you asked me

It comes in an opaque squeeze tube packaging. What I really like about this eye cream is that it’s fragrance-free and lightweight with a silky texture to it. Works so well under makeup and the brightening effect can visibly improve the appearance of dark circles.

aveeno night cream

New

It says AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Restorative Night Cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Their Natural Active ingredients of Blackberry Complex helps nourish skin by reducing the visible effect of elastin and collagen loss.

night cream texture

I love products that smell nice and this definitely is one of them. With my combination to dry skin, I appreciate how the formula absorbed into my skin. I’m impressed by how well this night cream hydrates. It soaks right in while leaving my skin feeling really soft and smooth. This is a keeper!

I truly enjoy using all the products from Aveeno. It’s a drugstore brand that I trust when it comes to quality and affordability.

Which one is your pick from your drugstore? Comment what’s your favorite go to skin care products?

So, thanks for stopping and read. I also like to thank Aveeno for this great opportunity to collaboration.  And until next time, I’m wishing a Great Skin Health! Bye!!!

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Best in Beauty by BH Cosmetics

Monday Promo Reblog!

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Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! Today’s I’ll be talking about a brand that I’m a big fan of. Many of you who knows me will also know that I’m obsessed with eyeshadow palette and frankly speaking I’ve been collecting palettes from BH Cosmetics since I started blogging. I’ve tried many of their palettes before and none is a disappointment and neither is this palette.

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Behold, as I present to you this Special Occasion 39 Color Eyeshadow & Blush Palette by BH Cosmetics. This palette is ONLY for $10.00 if you make your purchase now. It’s a super steal! (Note: This is not a sponsored or partnership post. I’m just sharing the good news of a product I truly believe works for me and in the hope that it would help on your decision making to purchase and ultimately that you’d love it as much as I did).

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The colors in the special occasion…

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KARITY Professional Single Eyeshadows – MY Fave Picks

 

Hi everyone! Some of you guys asked for a review when I got my order in and I’ve to apologize for this insanely overdue post. My obsession for eyeshadows is real and you won’t believe if I told you that it’s all buried deep in my storage drawer that I totally forgotten about these. So instead, today I’m going to show you what’s my favorite picks that I got from Karity Professional and how I save coins

I did a research and here’s the story behind this company. According to their website, Karity aims to “By selling directly to you, they cut out all of the extra markups that make all of those other fancy brands so pricey.”

#Karity Eyeshadow Pan

My obsession for neutral nude eyeshadows are endless. So, when I saw these pretty shade eyeshadows I knew I needed to try some of them. On their website they have eyeshadow palettes as well as individual shadows. I picked up seven single shadows from matte, velvet and frost finishing for you to get the sense of the type of finish this brand offer.

I’ve found some amazing and affordable eyeshadow that’s comparable to the Colourpop individual shadows and I’m excited to talk about them today. Scroll down for comparison from both brands in packaging, eyeshadow and to color swatches.

MOONSHINE
$4.50 a pan

MOONSHINE – is a Soft creamy beige frosty eyeshadow.

DIMEPIECE

DIMEPIECE – Metallic Silver with icy shimmer frost eyeshadow

BIRTHDAY SUITE

BIRTHDAY SUITE – Soft creamy beige matte eyeshadow

INOD

INOD is described as a Soft golden peachy brown matte eyeshadow

PANAMA GOLD

PANAMA GOLD – is described as a Peachy-brown with shimmer velvet eyeshadow

TEMPTRESS

TEMPTRESS – Intense reddish brown matte eyeshadow

BEIGNING

BEIGNING – Soft muted beige taupe matte eyeshadow

KARITY CRUELTY FREE
Cruelty Free

As you can see, they come in a cute packages and when you turn around it, you’ll also see the list of ingredients, as well as it’s cruelty free and recyclable. It gives you the texture of the color, it’s matte and the name.

Did you see that happy little cruelty free bunny!

KARITY SLOT PALETTE
#Karity $12 Eyeshadow Palette

12 SLOT MAGNETIC INTERCHANGEABLE PALETTE

I bought this separately to fill the individual eyeshadow pans. This palette also contains built in magnets that can hold up to twelve of our finished single shadows or empty 26mm pans. It comes with a huge mirror that I really appreciate.

INSIDE INTERCHANGEABLE PALETTE 12 SLOTS

Note that it doesn’t have a magnetic closure but it’s definitely a sturdy constructed palette to store your individual shadows. The lid’s opens and shuts with a click. This palette is the exact dupe to the Coastal Scents Interchangeable Palette if you asked me. If you’re only looking for an empty palette and for the price alone, I would say go for the Coastal palette. It’s only a fraction of the price for the exact product 

All the shadow pots stick perfectly to the base due to the magnets. It’s a good size palette that’s travel friendly and convenient to bring everywhere. I like that I only picked the colors I want in it, my own customized palette tailored to me.

KARITY EYESHADOW PALETTE

As you can see the shades although pigmented are also extremely buildable, so you can create a very soft and natural look with these neutral shadows. I would say the lasting power is decent but it gets better with eye primer for sure.

SWATCH MOONSHINE

Today’s blog post is super quick but jammed packed with photos. I wanted to share with you the full swatches of the eyeshadows I got from Karity. I understand how hard it is to shop online so I’m hoping these straightforward swatches help.

Below are the color swatches I did on my arm without primer or eyeshadow base. I love how pigmented these shadows are. The texture feels smooth and creamy. I’m surprised that it blends so well given they’re so pigmented shadows.

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The color payoff is amazing, what you see is what you get!

SWATCH BIRTHDAY SUITESWATCH INODSWATCH PANAMA GOLDSWATCH PANAMA GOLDSWATCH BEIGNING

I don’t have all the Mac Single Shadows to compare but here’s the list of dupes of (Mac vs Karity) I found on Pinterest which I hope helps. I’m pleased to have picked up six out of seven Mac dupes from Karity that saves me some money.

Nylon – Moonshine

Brule – Birthday Suite 

Electra – Dimepiece

Soft Brown – Inod

Texture – Panama Gold

Embark – Temptress

I mentioned earlier in this post that I’ll be doing a comparison between Karity and Colourpop so here’s a quick sneak peek. If you like me to do a comprehensive blog review, let me know in the comment below. As far as packaging, formula and price tag goes, I think they’re very competitive and similar in many ways. To top it up, both are also cruelty free brands except Karity is a little underrated.

 

Overall verdict: These eyeshadows are richly pigmented. I like the way it applies and blend. Honestly, I’m quite impressed with the quality and the affordable prices are a hard thing to come by. This cruelty free single shadow is only $4.50 and they got all shades of the rainbow for everyone. I do recommend you giving these a try because you won’t be disappointed. So what are you waiting for – don’t take my word for it, go check it out!

When you order from Karity, make sure to use their offer for FREE Shipping on US orders over $35. I want you to save on shipping so I’m just passing on the good news. I don’t work or have any affiliate links with this brand.

What are your favorite single shadows? Have you tried Karity eyeshadows before? Comment below what are your thoughts? I love to hear from you.

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Currently OBSESSED with these Summer Goodies – Hit or Miss?

 

Hey everyone! In this post, I’ll be talking about makeup, makeup and candle. The power to look great in the summer and something to feed my soul. I’m talking about relaxing and soothing scents of floral candle.

Let’s get going:

Walmart Haul

Here are the products that I listed to be my current obsession.

rimmel bb cream

One of my favorite product must have this summer is the Rimmel BB Cream. The shade I got is in Light-Medium.

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This is a nice color for me and I really like how it easily it blends on my skin. One word: EFFORTLESS!

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It feels so lightweight and it gives a dewy finish that I’ve been loving it. I just really like how healthy it makes me look. It’s definitely not full coverage though. If you’re looking for products that gives you a full coverage, I suggest going for liquid foundation. But I’m happy with BB cream since I like to wear the no -makeup makeup look especially in the summer. I appreciate the idea of having less is more!

maybelline concealer

This review is past due to be honest. I don’t remember talking about it here in my blog even though I’ve been wearing it everyday for the past two months. It’s the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and the color I’m wearing is in the shade Light (#10).

I’m obsessed with this drugstore brand concealer. When I’m not wearing my Nars Radiant Concealer, I’ll definitely be reaching for it. It’s a very close dupe as far as I’m concerned. For $6.96 a tube, that’s a great steal!  

maybeline color swatch

I really love the consistency of this. It has just the right amount of liquid that’s not overly runny or dry. It certainly has a higher coverage than tinted moisturizer. It blurs out my dark under eye areas like no other but it still feel like your skin when you applied it. An awesome product that I’ll repurchase over and over again.

wnw bronzer palette

I’ve heard so many beauty gurus raved about the e.l.f. Bronzer Palette that makes me committed to this purchase. For someone who doesn’t like heavy makeup, I really want to give this product a test drive.

You get two mattes and two shimmer shades in this palette. I got the color Bronzed Beauty which is for light to medium and Deep Bronzer which is for a darker skin type. See how you get more bang for your buck with this powder bronzer palette! It consist of four colors with an unbeatable price tag.

wnw bronzer swatches

All four colors are not very pigmented which might disappoint some people, but for someone heavy-handed like myself it’s not a problem. All shades blend well and it’s suitable for light and natural everyday bronzing and contouring. I think the colors are pretty but the pigmentation is just meh for me. My only downfall for this product is the staying power and pigmentation. I don’t think I’ll repurchase but I’ll continue to use it nevertheless.

wnw megaglo

Moving on is the Wet n Wild Megaglo Illuminating Palette that I’ve been obsessed with this  summer. All in one illuminating sparkles for your face, neck,chest and body.

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Here’s the back of the packaging. A huge compact packaging that fits your makeup obsession needs.

wnw liquid catsuit

I was super skeptical when I saw this at first, but I decided to grab it because a YouTuber makes me buy it. It’s the MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in the shade Nudist Peach. I absolutely love it! This lippie had me obsessed (in a good way)!

Wnw liquid catsuit color swatch

Nudist Peach is a beautiful coral peachy shade. Everything about this liquid lipstick is amazing from color payoff to wearable time. I like the formula that’s not super drying and lightweight on the lips. If you’ve super dry lips, I encourage you to put on your lip balm for some moisture. When I applied it on, it gives me the feeling of my lips but better (#MLBB) shade. It really enhance the natural color of your lips. Once it sets in, this product is so comfortable that you won’t feel wearing anything on your lips.

Totally worth the money and I plan on soon own the rest of the color collections 🙂 For the quality and price nothing beats this!

white jasmine

Lastly, is the HomeTrends Votive Candle with White Jasmine scents, I picked up at Walmart for only $3 when it was on liquidation. I’m loving the packaging for it’s wood cover lids and its amazing scents. This will be perfect for home spa day or by decorating it on your vanity.

White jasmine candle

I’m blown away by the glorious scent. Love the smell of White Jasmine. Ahhhh!!! I like a clean and floral scents while relaxing in my tub. I dare say it beats all my high dollar brands by far. So yay!

So that it is. Thank you so much guys for stopping by and read. If you guys need to reach me, you can email me or beat me at @heysharonoox and I’ll see you guys on my next blog.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Best Drugstore Palettes – Oldies but Goodies

 

Hey everybody! Today’s post I’m going to talk about my all time favorite drugstore palettes. As much as I love to talk about new product releases, I want to share with you some of my oldies but goodies favorites here.

Favorite Drugstore Palettes

In this post, I’ll be talking about the best drugstore eyeshadow palettes that I’ve been loving over the past and till this date. As you may notice on the title of this post, you’ll also find some wear and tear from these palettes. All color swatches shown below are without primer and is swiped on bare arms using only my fingers.

Let’s get started!

Milani Palette
US$11.00

First up is the Milani Everyday Eyes Palettes that I fell head over heels over with. As soon as I saw a beauty YouTuber talks about the new launch many moons ago, I started my quest to hunt it down. Soon enough, I found it at Walmart a week later and the rest is history. I’ve been loving this palette ever since. It’s a gorgeous palette! I really like that it has a bright orange shadow that will be perfect for summer wear. While the rest of the neutral colors you can wear them on your no- makeup makeup day.

Milani swatches

If you haven’t tried this yet, I’m telling you to run to your nearest drugstore or Walmart and grab one today. For the price and quality, it’s drugstore thumb’s up from me! By the way, did I mentioned that it’s also cruelty free! Thought you might want to know.

elf palette
US$10.00

I’m a fan of e.l.f products and when I saw they launched their eyeshadow palette, I was in cloud nine. It’s rare to find all matte eyeshadows from a drugstore brand but e.l.f sure nails it with the e.l.f. Mad for Matte Palette that houses 10 eyeshadow shades. 

elf swatches

Nicely pigmented shadows that’s easily blendable and natural looking but you still need an eyeshadow base or primer if you’re looking for a bold and intense matte finishing then look no further. Here’s something you would love for beginners.

WNW palette
US$6.99

Next in my list of favorite is another Wet n Wild Au Naturel Eyeshadow Palette. If you love natural eyeshadow palette with a hint of plum shadows, then you’re going to like this.

wnw swatches

I really have nothing bad to say about the pigmentation as you can see them for yourself. You get a nice color selections of shimmer and matte shadows all in one palette. If it’s calling your name, then do yourself a favor and pick up one today.

cover girl palette
US$9.98 at Walmart

When it comes to Covergirl Eyeshadows Palette, I don’t have much luck with this brand. It’s either a hit or miss. But when I saw their new launch of Covergirl TruNaked Palette at my local drugstore – I was completely sucked in.

cover girl swatches

To be honest, I don’t put much expectation on this based on past history but I was totally taken a back when I did the color swatch. Turns out, the formula is super pigmented, smooth and soft! All the shades are so versatile that you’ll want to wear them everyday. Definitely give this palette a try!

wnw comfort zone palette
US$4.99

I save the best for last and it’s the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette. It’s not a new release but rather an old palette that keeps me going back to wear it after all these years. The pigmentation is mind blowing. Super pigmented!!! Love that Wet n Wild products are not tested on animals and if you’re environmentally concern then you’re going to love this. I swear by it! Get yours NOW!

wnw comfort swatches

How gorgeous is it! Incredibly pigmented formula with the best affordable pricing only available at Walmart or your local drugstores. It’s definitely a winner in my book!

Well there you have it! My favorite drugstore eyeshadow palettes! Which is your favorite palette of them all?

This concludes my Best Drugstore Palette – Oldies but Goodies segment for this month and I hope to do a few more series of the same nature. Let me know what you think or if there’s any products you want me to feature them here on my blog. I love to hear what you think.

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*These are online prices!!! Price may differ depending on the location you’re in.

PR Box Unboxing – Beauty Haul

 

Hi everyone! In today’s post, I’ve a big box of skincare goodies to open. I received these products for free from a PR company so I thought it would be fun to show you what I got and my first impression for you guys on a haul post.

Okay here we go guys!

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PR Samples

The first thing here is the Birch Cellulite Oil . It claims to help improve skin appearance and I’ve to agree with their claim. I’ve been using quite a bit of products from Weleda and have being liking them very much. So, when I saw it in the PR box, I got to try it.

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In it’s description, this product says its made from fine oil and birch leaves extracts, organic rosemary and ruskus that promotes healthy balance for radiant, firmer-looking skin.  I really like the ingredients in this product and the packaging as well.

#Weleda

This product is awesome if you have cellulite or suspecting you’ve one. I’ve a tiny bit of stretch marks beside my hips but that’s about it. I don’t have super heavy cellulite, but just saying, any cellulite is too much for anyone, so it’s good to try to fight the beast. I’ve been religiously using it for the past two weeks by massaging it as instructed on the packaging and the first thing I love about this product is the scents. It gives a relaxing and calming smells that I love so so much. It almost feel therapeutic! Anyways, I’m going to continue using it and report back after testing it a little longer for my thoughts and opinion.

natural sunscreen spray

Another two products I got is from the same brand is the I boo Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Mask and the I boo Bamboo Suncare Natural Sunscreen Mini Spray.

First of all look at the packaging of this Sunscreen Spray. It’s such a cute bottle. It’s perfect size for travel or throw in your beach bag. This product has SPF 30 and it says it’s water and sweat resistance up to 40 mins. I really like that it’s fast absorbing and don’t be surprise if you find it sprays out white stuff instead of transparent mists. Once your rub them evenly, it doesn’t  leave any white residue on your skin. It doesn’t feel sticky at all which I really appreciate. This product is cruelty free and vegan in case you’re wondering.

bamboo charcoal mask

Next product is the Charcoal Sheet Mask that’s natural 100% bamboo fiber. It says on the packaging that it contains coconut, aloe and bamboo extracts. It works to protect soften, detoxify and moisturize your skin leaving it soft and radiant.

This mask is so hydrating and it makes my skin super soft after. I’m going to run out and grab a few of this product. I really enjoy the relaxing experience when wearing it. It’s the best I’ve tried and I’m down with it.

natural deodorant

I’m going to show you another product from this company called The Green Beaver Company. This one is the Lavender Natural Deodorant Stick. It supposed to make you feel and smell fresh everyday in the summer. It’s got the lavender hint that smells so amazing. I’m falling in love for the scents. And I actually wears it today to try it out for you guys. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of deodorant since I prefer perfume more but I get request from you guys to show it whenever I’ve the chance. This product claims to provides you with 24 hour protection against smelly odours.

First impression, I like this product and of course I’m going to continue trying out and see if I really do like it. If I do like it, I’ll put it in a favorites like always.

Organic toothpaste

Moment of truth for this Radius Organic Coconut Oil Toothpaste in Ginger Citrus. Whew! That’s a mouth full!

It has the most amazing smell I’ve ever smell from a toothpaste. It’s not your regular toothpaste my friend. This product doesn’t foam and it feels like it melts to a nice coconuty oil texture. I like the fact that (1) its organic and (2) if you already know me, you know that I love charmomile flower and it’s awesome to see that they used my favorite flower extracts in it. I don’t have anything bad to say about this product. How about it’s time for you to change your oral care regime to Organic Toothpaste that’s natural and effective.

urban spa mitt

Moving on is the Urban Spa The Serious Sisal Buffer. I’m down with this little mitt. It’s a good product for exfoliating death skin. Feels rough when dry but soft once you run it under water. It helps remove all the unwanted dirt on the body and leaving your skin clean and smooth.

Hemp co hair products

Last two things I’ve are the North American Hemp Co Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Love the cute packaging. These are sample size products that I haven’t get the chance to try them out. But I’m going to try them today because it’s a good day to try out new hair products. I’ve a dinner date this evening with my hubby so I want my hair to smell fab for him. All products are proudly made in Canada. It’s a cruelty, gluten free and vegan product brand.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you did enjoy this post definitely follow my blog. I hope you come to check on my social media down below. Make sure you are following me on Twitter and Instagram (@heysharonoox) for the latest update. In the meantime come and say hi!

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H&M Mini Beauty Haul

 

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog post. I haven’t done mini beauty haul for months and some of you like the haul I did previously and I thought to show you some of what I got from my latest purchase at H&M. Basically I’m showing you what I got for summer.

Let’s jump straight in.

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Here’s the products I picked up for this mini haul.

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First thing first, is the H&M Precision Sponge in the shade Off White. I was introduced to this blender by my bestie from Stashmatters. I was in search for a close match to the real technique’s sponge and it looks like this one has huge potential.

I like the color and shape. It feels bouncy and soft to touch. It does increased in size when soaked in water. I’ve only tried a few times but so far I like it. I’m quite impressed with the results it gives when used to apply BB cream on my skin. This sponge makes dabbing a breeze and not to mention it blends evenly. But anyways, I’ll continue to test this out and update you guys on my further thoughts and development.

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This is a beauty product and it’s my first time trying out from this brand actually. Introducing you to the Dipline Ink in the shade Jet Black.

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I’m really fond of the tip applicator. I like the precision and sturdy control of this brush. I works pleasantly well without tugging or smudging. My only pet peeve is that the formula is little runny for my liking. I wish it has better pigmentation and also waterproof for hot summer wear. Otherwise, I really like how it creates my winged liner.

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In summer, my skin gets oily and very combination. I’m wearing makeup and going outside and it’s super hot. I want something that stays on and don’t budge under this hot summer sun and I’ve been liking this Radiant Concealer Pen from H&M. It’s working the way I wanted it to be and I’m pleased with it.

It doesn’t make my skin looking oily or greasy. It’s a great concealer if you’re looking for a radiant but yet natural looking skin.

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I got it in the shade Ivory.  You know I love easy to apply concealer and this pen works amazingly. It’s a click design applicator just as you would for your pen. In the beginning, it’s hard to get the product’s out from the tube but after that, it’s a breeze.

I love the packaging. It’s lightweight, convenient and travel friendly where you just throw it in your bag.

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Another thing that I’ve not stop using is the dual Eyebrow and Eyelash Brush. Ahh… this is so awesome. It says on the packaging that it defines and separate liquids, creams and powders.

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It’s of synthetic material but it feels so soft on both the brow and lash. My favorite has to be the eyebrow brush right now.

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Last but not least is a random product that draws me for this purchase. I’ve found the perfect duvet cover for a great steal. It’s basically a dream cover that I’ve been loving. I want it to be in my son’s bedroom to reminds him of the cool water. The material is very soft and smooth. It’s made of 100% cotton which I really appreciate and the pattern replicates the Japanese style duvet.

Thank you guys for always reading, please comment and subscribe. I hope you guys enjoyed hearing my opinion and seeing how these products works for me. I’ve some exciting things coming up, some fun stuff that I’ve been working on and I cant’ wait to show it to you. So, I’ll talk to you guys again a later post.

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Maison Jacynthe Naturally – Review & Photos

 

Many of you may have already know this, as a beauty blogger, a lot of companies will sent over new collections, new product my way so that I can try them out and potentially share them with you. And I’m very grateful for this because of course I wanted to create new contents all the time and share new products and it could be quite expensive if I’d have to do that all by my own.

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This is a collaboration post where I partnered with Maison Jacynthe to make this post. It’s their new product collection which was launched not too long ago. I love natural products and I’ve been using their products on rotation for the last couple of months.

Alright, so let’s jump in.

Maison Jacynthe PR Samples
*Press Samples
Maison Jacynthe Liquid Foundation
Liquid Foundation

The first thing I got is the Fluid Foundation Sable 02 and is retailed for a CAD$46 so it’s a pretty penny but so worth it. Available in 5 different colors to choose from.

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I was very excited to test out this Fluide De Teint (Fluid Foundation) and it’s the same shade that I’m in powder foundation in Sable. This comes in a pump and all of their products are natural and vegan. So this is also cruelty free in case you’re wondering.

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My warning, is that a little goes a long way with this foundation. Start small!

The finish of the foundations is beautiful and they smell divinely good! It reminds me of BB cream formula in terms of consistency. It claims to hide skin imperfection with a natural finish which I agree with. It’s so easy to apply and buff it into skin. Love the natural and glowy looks it gives.

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I’m quite impressed with the formula to be honest. I’ve combo to dry skin and this foundation makes my skin looks flawless. Not meaning to toot my own horn but I’ve been having good skin days for the past few weeks. I’m so happy this product doesn’t cause me any break out.

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It’s very sheer and lightweight foundation. You can built it up to a decent coverage but I wouldn’t say it going to give you medium to full coverage. If you’re looking for a medium to full coverage foundation, then this product is not for you. If you’re super oily, then you might want to set it with setting powder in order not to look super dewy or shinny. It has a decent staying power in terms of wearing it throughout the day.

Wearing fluid foundation by #Maison Jacynthe

It’s hot here with temperature standing at 28 celcius, it’s been quite humid over the past few days and so I find it works well with the weather and my skin situation when I applied setting powder to keep it from melt down. I’ve nothing bad to say about it and especially if you’re looking for a natural or cruelty free clean brand for a foundation. I do recommend it.

Maison Jacynthe Illuminator
Highlighter

The next product I want to talk about is this Highlighter in the shade 02 Pink Moon. I’ve been using this on my cheek, temples and as my brow bone highlight. It states that you can also apply it on the lips too.

It’s available in 2 colors and formulated with coffee and corn extracts, macadamia and apricot oil.

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This is my summer highlight glow that I’m talking about. Look how pretty it is! So beautiful iridescent highlight. It’s a gold pink color that you buff it in on your cheeks. It matches your skin when you buffed it in and then set it with setting spray. It adds some moisture to it and give you an immediate healthy looking skin.

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Can we take a moment to take it all in. How gorgeously pigmented is this highlighter! It feels buttery and silky to touch.

Those are my thoughts as far as this product goes. The highlighter stays put all day without fading down which is awesome. All in all, this is good stuff.

Maison Jacynthe Vingt Deux
Perfume

Last but not least, is the Vingt Deux Roll Perfume. I hesitate to talk about perfume in my blog because they don’t usually do so well on readerships but if there’s anyone out there that’s like me reading my post, maybe you’ll like this blog. I’m addicted to watching perfume videos online. I like to research and I like discovering new perfumes and even though it’s not everyone’s favorite post to read but maybe there are people like me in the world, if you’re then this post is for you.

Maison Jacynthe recently came out with her new Vingt Deux perfume. This was sent to me. It comes in a long tube design packaging and with wooden top lid. I really love the scent of this perfume smell. I love floral and woody scent that works really well with my body chemistry. It’s described as sensual, delightful and languorous. I’ve been wearing this non-stop. I feel like I’m walking in the country side and breathing in some fresh and beautiful woody scents. It’s therapeutic to my mind and soul. I’m loving it!

Thank you guys for always reading, please comment and subscribe. I hope you guys enjoyed hearing my opinion and seeing how these products works for me. I’ve some exciting things coming up, some fun stuff that I’ve been working on and I cant’ wait to show it to you. So, I’ll talk to you guys again a later post.

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June Favorites – Makeup

 

Hey everyone! Welcome to my June Favorite’s blog, my favorite of the month. Everything in this post has really earned its spot. It’s practical, it does its purpose and it does something that you could put your finger on. So that’s what I’m going to talk about today. It’s all makeup related and I’ll start with this.

ABH Master Palette

One thing is the Anastasia Bevery Hills Master Palette by Mario. Don’t you think this eyeshadow palette looks glamorous by the way? You may remembered my post where I did a full review on it.

Master Palette by Mario

There are twelve beautiful shadows in this palette and I do like each one of them. They’re so pigmented and blend incredibly well. I enjoy this palette because these shadows are so versatile and they can do so much. Can we take a minute to just look at how gorgeous these neutral shades are! If you’re looking for something that’s high-end with a bang for your money, then I recommend you get this.

Double Play - Bronzer

Moving on is the Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo by Colourpop. I adore both shades from this palette very much. It’s the perfect color for everyday wear. A great cheek combination that I’ll never get tired of.

Double Play color swatch

The deets:

  • Pressed Powder Blush in Getting Handsy is a warm nude with matte finish.
  • Pressed Powder Highlighter in the shade Padded Down is a pearlized highlighter with warm champagne feel.

Color swatch

The highlighter is gorgeous and glowy, but in a natural way. I’ve been wearing this palette nonstop since I got it.  Love the pigmentation and the beautiful shade. It’s so pretty and is definitely one of my favorite highlighters! I’ve been wearing it non-stop since got it. Definitely got to check this out!

Colourpop ultra lip stain

The next favorite of mine is this Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in the shade London Fog. I’ve been wearing it from Spring till now and I’m loving the beautiful color it makes my lips look. It feels lightweight and not drying at all on my lips.

Coloupop Ultra Lip Stain color

Check out on my instagram to see how it happens with just one swipe. Super opaque and I really feel comfortable wearing it. Super flattering!

Olay Bb Cream

I’ve been wearing so much of my all time favorite Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer this month. A little goes a long long way with this BB cream and it’s the best drugstore BB cream I’ve ever tested and it’s my favorite.

Olay BB cream swatch

I really like the soft tube packaging. You can squeeze the daylight out of the products whenever it hits pan. I love the scent, which is fresh but does not linger.

I’m loving the color tint and the formula is so moisturizing. So easy to blend and it glide on like a dream. I like to use my ELF blending sponge for a flawless makeup face. I use it for what it is: a tinted moisturizer, not a foundation. If you’re looking for more coverage, than this is not for you. A great product for those wanting very very minimal coverage. Best for a natural looking skin!

I’m not sure if this product is being discontinued but if you happened to see this at your local drugstore or Walmart, you got to give it a try.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

I really like the brush, the shade, the packaging and the longevity of wear. Everything is good happening with this Miracle Gel nail polish right here! You can find this at any of your local drugstore, Walmart, CVS, Target and etc…

Birthday Suit - Sally Hansen

I’ve been binge watching the Kardashians and as such I’ve had a huge craving for white nails – those ladies sure know how to rock a light nail – and as such I have been constantly wearing Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Birthday Suit. This isn’t a true white, rather it is slightly grey in tone – a stone shade almost. Meaning that it doesn’t fully wash me out and yet looks, simple, classic and dare I say super chic. I adore this shade so much!

I’m keen to find out which products are your faves and which products you just can’t get enough of! Let me know in the comments down below.

Thank you so much for stopping by and read. I’ll talk to you guys again on the next one.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Dollar Store Random Haul

 

Hey everyone! Thanks for joining me in this blog. Today’s post is going to be about Dollar Store Random Haul. I was in there when I visited Ottawa a couple of days ago where I excitedly picked up a few random things. Oh yeah! I’m literately the ultimate tourist.

Dollartree Haul

I noticed they’ve souvenirs for Canada 150th Birthday (which is on July 1st) and so I grabbed a few as a memento. I want to say nothing is over $5 from Dollar Store and they’re usually price around $1, $1.25, $2 and $4.

Blending Sponge

When I saw this Blending Sponge by Jolie Couture, my instinct told me to get it. I don’t really know this brand but I don’t mind trying out new brands and products especially when it costs only $2.50.

I’m very curious to try out this sponge so I let you know what I think in the hit or miss series. So don’t forget to check back later.

Sticker and after sunscreen

I was tempted to go nuts on the sunscreens, but had to remind myself of the insane amount of sunscreens I’ve that I got to finish this year and opted to just picked one. L’Oreal Sublime Sun After Sun Rich Repairing Lotion drew me to it. Made the purchase and I asked my hubby if he’ll help me to use it and was glad that he’s on board with the idea. I burnt to crisp with summer heat and this after sun repairing lotion is what need this summer.

It smells amazing and feels so lightweight. I really like the cooling sensation which is not sticky at all when I rubbed it on my body. Seriously, I’m in love! You guys have to try this.

Next is the Adventure Sticker that I’ve been loving. It would look super cool to have them on my laptop. I’m a sucker for cute things so I can’t pass on this one. I’ll show you how it looks in my snapchat and don’t forget to add me!

Tattoo and keychains

I’m such a tourist in my own country. Grabbed some souvenirs to mark Canada 150th Birthday on July 1st. The Tattoos and Key chains are super cute. I wore the tattoos last weekend and even though it rained, the tattoo was still holding on. It was a big celebration for Canada from coast to coast. Check out my instagram or snapchat where I shared some interesting posts.

Sharp alarm clock

This is a random pick by my hubby. A Digital Alarm Clock that’s only $4 by Sharp that’s a super steal. I’m going to put this in good use once our old Casio call it a day.

Air Wicks Stick ups

Last but not least are two packs of Airwicks in Lavender and Chamomile scents. These are products I love to have them in my home all the time. I need to go back to get a few more packs. They smell amazing and it makes me happy.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you did enjoy this post definitely follow my blog. I hope you come to check on my social media down below. Make sure you are following me on Twitter and Instagram (@heysharonoox) for the latest update. In the meantime come and say hi!

Happy Canada Day, friends!

Sharon xoxo

 

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