L’Oreal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

 

In case you’re looking for yet another reason to celebrate the fact that you’ve made it through the month of June and besides that summer have just kicked in, L’Oreal Paris has recently launched their new Paradise Enchanted product line for all you eyeshadow fans.

Packaging Paradise Enchanted Palette

Introducing you to the new Paradise Enchanted Shadow Palette Scented. A fruit-scented eyeshadow palette made up of 12 captivating warm matte and shimmer eyeshadow shades ranging from creamy ivory to rosy nudes and coral pinks finishing. So, I’m always over the moon to try some of their brand new stuff.

On top of that, these shadows smells amazing! You can smell it as soon as you open the lid. It has a sweet peachy scents to them which is really nice and so summer PERFECT!

12 eyeshadows by L'oreal Paris

There are 12 shades in total here and it also comes with a get-the-look guide located on the back of the palette which will help you to create four different looks.

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The packaging is a little small but very travel friendly. You can just throw it in your makeup bag and go. I’m excited to bring this with me on my summer vacation.¬†Sturdy, sleek and slim packaging! The only cons which I can think of is the missing¬† mirror. I don’t really care about the mirror and if you’re like me than this is definitely one of the stand out products for me and I think you guys will love it just as much as I do.

Paradise Enchanted Scented Palette #2

These are my favorite shades. They’re so versatile and I really appreciate a good color schemes that they throw in here. This palette¬†is going to be my go-to for festive events this season for sure!

Paradise Enchanted Scented Palette #3

I think these shadows applies quite well and the texture is easy to work with. It feels so soft and very silicone-y to touch. Correct me if I‚Äôm wrong but I haven‚Äôt seen a texture like this from L‚ÄôOreal yet. The formula is very pigmented and I’m loving the warm color tones selection in this palette. There’s so pretty and just right up my alley. The palette contains both matte and shimmer shades all of which had the same creamy consistency that blended easily with little to no fall out.

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Having said and tried this product, I really like this palette. L‚ÄôOreal did a great job with it! Complete your summer look with the brand’s new Paradise Enchanted Palette.¬†I urge you to try it!

I hope you guys enjoyed discovering this product with me! I’d love to know! Leave me a comment down below and tell me what you’re obsessing over lately.

Happy July to you!

Sharon xoxo

 

Available now on L’Oreal Paris website or at any mass merchandise, Walmart and Amazon.

 

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Elf Cosmetics Color Correcting Stick|First Impression

 

Hi guys! Have you heard of Elf Cosmetics Color Correcting Stick yet or what’s it for? If you don’t then grab a chair and continue reading till the end.

Each color corrector has its own function:

  • Green:¬†Reduces redness.
  • Lavender:¬†Corrects a tired, pallid and yellow complexion and creates a fresh and immaculate complexion.
  • Yellow:¬†Minimizes extremely dark pigmentation spots and blueish dark circles.
  • Apricot:¬†Corrects dark spots and dark circles. Also suitable for more olive-colored skin types.

Color Correcting Sticks¬†are concealers that help balance and correct skin tone for a flawless look. The Peach illuminates and conceals dark circles for light skin tone while the Orange is for deeper skin tones. I just picked up one product from this range since that’s what I wanted to try for my under eye circles.

Elf correcting stick

So, today I’m really excited to do a first impression on the Elf Cosmetics Color Correcting Stick¬†and the shade I got is in the color Peach.

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It says on elf website Рthe peach color helps to illuminate and conceal dark circles or hyper-pigmentation on light skin tones. This formula is infused with Vitamin E to help hydrate the skin which I think is great for the undereye circles.

In case you haven’t heard, all elf products are cruelty free and 100% vegan.

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The consistency is right and it works well. I really enjoy wearing this for the first time. I have to say though that the formula is a little creamy compared to others that I’ve tried over the past but I love how easy it is to blend.¬†You get a lot of product in each stick. It looks like a pencil crayon that you twist the end to click up more products.

#elf color correcting stick

This lightweight finishing cream to powder is great for all skin tones enhancing the look of foundation or bare-skin. It’s quite a thick formula and goes on quite heavy but the good thing about it is that it blends out amazingly. I’m just using my fingers to blend it out. It doesn’t really set or anything which means it gives me time to blend out. It’s a thick creamy formula that’s not heavy under the eyes and doesn’t get cakey.

What I like about this corrector is that it neutralizes my dark circles very very well. I’m quite impressed!

I’m going to keep trying this as it blends flawlessly that it’s not obvious I’m wearing a color corrector to hide my dark circles. This could be my new found love! I think it’s an amazing find especially for I think it was like less than CAD$6. Good job elf!

So that’s it for my first impression review and hope this helps. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

New In From Laura Mercier Cosmetics Photos & Swatches

 

Laura Mercier PR Package
*Press Samples

I so so love a good eyeshadow palette and I got to admit that I’ve been having a thing for high-end concealer lately. So when I saw that a pr brand has kindly sent me these new launch beauty products by Laura Mercier¬†which you might have already seen if you¬†follow me on Insta¬†I was over the moon.

#Lauramercier new launch

This is their new collection Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer and Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays.¬†I’m suuper excited to try these stuff out!!!

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Concealer

The first item I got is the Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer¬†in the shade 1C.¬†I believe it’s the lightest shade in the cool undertones category.¬†I like to see brands that cater for all skin types, especially normal to oily and it‚Äôs available in a wide array of shades. You get¬†three undertones for each specific group of people with either cool, warm or neutral undertones.¬†How cool is that!

Concealer wand applicator

The wand applicator is the shape of a doe foot as you can see here.

Color Swatch Concealer

The incredibly lightweight formula feels undetectable on skin, while the Blurring Powder Blend diffuses light to smooth the look of fine lines and create a soft-focus effect. It glide on to create buildable, medium to full coverage that beautifully hides out any skin imperfection or blemishes with formula that wears evenly. The consistency of the formula is just amazing. It’s weighless and comfortable to wear it “feels like a second skin“..¬†I’m impressed by how easy it’s to blend and buff it out. I’m a big fan!

I wore this over the weekend and got alot of compliments from my church friends at how flawless my skin looks. I really can’t fault the packaging on this collection, which leads me on to the eyeshadow palette…

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This palette is inspired by the textures Laura’s Parisian atelier and her painting studio. An editorial inspired eyehsshadow palette featuring¬†6 highly pigmented clay-textured eyeshadows in matte¬†and metallic finishes plus a custome built-in powder to prolong wear.¬†This sleek and slim packaging comes with a huge mirror which I’m sure alot of us would appreciate and relate to.

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The pigmentation of these shadows are just out of this world!

3 Brushed Mettalik Clays: (I meant to spell metallic as *metallik in par with this studio inspired collection)
*Metallik Bronzegold
Metallik Rosegold
Metallik Whitegold

3 Matte Clays: 
Lave Glaze
Rose Clay
Earth Clay

Air-light Setting Powder 

#Bohemechicheyeclaypalette

A beautiful color shadows that you can wear for day or night, warm smoky eye look. I like to use the matte shadows on my lids and as a transition color in the crease then chased it with the Metallik Rosegold into the inner corner of the eye and around the tear duct. Highlight eyelids with the Metallik Whitegold. I really like the cool concept of an Air-light Setting Powder to this palette.

Editorial Eye Palette by Laura Mercier
This color swatch photo doesn’t do it justice! Swatch it and see for yourself ūüôā

Any fan of the brand will love this as the shades are super-wearable, the packaging is gorgeous. This just launched in February and is CAD$58.00 a palette.The price may seems like a splurge but it’s ideal if you’re looking for an easy and versatile quality palette that you can wear individually or in contrasting texture and shade combinations to take you from day to night. Don’t forget to check back on my Instagram story¬†to see some of these in more detail, plus more!

Setting powder

I love trying out new beauty stuff and have always wanted to try Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder that was raved all across the internet by beauty youtubers and bloggers the same. This is totally different from what I expected. It’s heaven! This stuff is so lightweight and silky smooth. I think it’s a formula that’s above and beyond imagination! I’ve never touched a texture this weightless before. It looks almost translucent on swatch but has an amazing feel on skin. Very impressive!

What do you think of this palette? I really like them ‚Äď a great ‚Äėthrow in your bag‚Äô option.¬†You can lock your work in place with this setting powder. It’s sets color and control oil breakthrough for all day wear without creasing.¬†I’ve never tried anything like this before!¬†As you would expect from Laura Mercier, they’re beautifully pigmented and brilliant.¬†I‚Äôm sure will be an instant sell-out!

A big thanks to the pr team for sending me these amazing products to add to my makeup collection. I adore them!

What do you guys think? Are you as blown away as I am by this collection? Any in particular catch your eye?

Thanks for stopping by to read. I really appreciate it! Don’t forget to check out my Instagram posts for more uploads!

Happy Monday!

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. 

 

 

 

What I’m Most Excited About The Month of May|Sephora Birthday Gift

 

Is it just me or is the month of May flies incredibly fast! It’s pretty scary but since my birthday is in another few days. I can’t hold on the excitement any much longer, therefore I just posted this to share it with you guys.

There’s this saying “Time goes fast when you’re having fun”. Does that happens to anyone?

Sephora Birthday Gift 2018

I actually got this two weeks ago when I was shopping at Sephora and also picked up this beautiful Sephora Insider Birthday Gift Set. In case you haven’t heard, you can sign in your acount with Sephora to get the privilege for free birthday gift minis during your birthday month at any Sephora stores near you.

I’ve tried a few lip products by Bite¬†Beauty which I adore so I’m really excited to try out these two pretty standard neutral shades!

#Bite lipstick
$24

First thing first is the Matte Cr√®me Lip Crayon in the shade Glac√©. It’s such a pretty Dusty Mauve that’s highly pigmented and long-lasting. I love and wear it a lot!

Bite Lipstick swatch

This matte color swatches so beautifully!

Matte Cream Lip swatch

It’s matte and it’s creamy! What’s that not to love! The formula isn’t drying at all and the finishing is just so gorgeous. Perfect matte which looks right up my street!¬†If you‚Äôre a matte lipstick wearer like me, it‚Äôs a must-have!

#Bite Lipstick
Regular size: $26

Moving on I got a deluxe size Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai. It’s described as a Mauve Brown which really pretty. On their website, they claim this stuff is made with natural and organic ingredients which I find very assuring.

I can confirm it keeps your lips moisturized and a slight minty balm when I had it on. The formula feels really creamy and nice on the lips without being too sticky or too thick to use year round. The consistency is really great and did I mentioned that it glides on like a dream!

#Bite Lipstick Color Swatch

I’m loving this lip color! It’s wearable for any occasion and it’s really just a beautiful neutral shade for anyone.

One is more gorgeous than the other so I can’t possibly choose my favorite but I’ve to say the mauve brown is a strong contender. I like that it makes my teeth look so much whiter. Once I put it on, I don’t want to take it off! This one has to be my absolute favorite which I also wearing today in the photo below!

Bite Amuse Bouche
#LOTD I’m wearing “Chai” for this look
Bite Agave
#everydayagave   L: Agave Sugar Lip Scrub   R:  Agave Lip Balm

Last but not least, is the Agave. This is my first time trying them and were really excited. Made with natural agave nectar that helps lock in the moisture giving your lips that hydration it needs and will thank you later.

So what is Agave actually! Well, Agave is known for it’s restorative and healing qualities but not only does it restore and heal it also moisturize the skin leaving your lips looking and feeling amazing.

Let’s talk about the Agave Sugar Lip Scrub first. It’s super easy to use and does exactly what it says on their website. I like to just use my finger to swirl this product over my lips and get rid of any chapped areas. For a¬†kissably soft lips, you don’t want to let this slip away!¬†

Be it if you’re a person who’s always on the go or staying put in front of your mirror doing lip swatches, Agave Lip Balm is what your lips needs throughout the day!

I’ve been wearing this everyday since I got it and this stuff never fails to impress me.¬†Applying it before bed gives me the softest lips the next day, so I was over the moon when I found out it comes in handy,¬†on-the-go stick version too. It’s my current go to and I just know that they’ll for you too.¬†I definitely need one in standard size!

What you need to know is that Bite Beauty does not contain parabens, phthalates, or sulfates. Bite is cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified! 

Enough said, Bite Beauty is the best lip products brand out there and I love them! If you’re new to this brand you need to try them!

If you’re a Bite Beauty fan like me, comment down below and let me know what your favorite product is.

Thanks so much for taking the time out from your busy schedule to stop and read this. I truly appreciate it!

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.

 

NYX Wanderlust PARIS Photo, Swatches & Review

 

I dream of Paris! I’ve being reading and watching so many beautiful places in Paris that makes me dream of going there someday. So, don’t judge me okay, a girl has to what she has to do. That’s to DREAM!¬†

Putting my daydream aside, I found this nice set of NYX Wanderlust En Vie De Voyage collection at Marshalls not too long ago. I was there to get some home decor stuff for my living room but instead when I saw this palette, I knew I had to get it! It’s something about Paris that attracted me to it.

#NYXprofessionalmakeup

I checked on NYX’s website and it seems that from this line, there are seven other exciting colors and destinations to choose from. Available sets are in Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid, London, Dubai and Vancouver. Roam around the world and capture the flair of your favorite city!

NYX Packaging

Long story short, I’ve the opportunity to test them out a couple of times over the past few days before I pen down in writing my thoughts about this palette. The packaging is sturdy and nice. The size is like a small tablet which makes it convenient to bring for travelling. I love that it comes with a good size mirror and a lip cream. That’s genius!

This set houses 4 matte shades and 4 shimmer shadows which is really nice and it ends there. I noticed the matte shades are a little dry and more difficult to blend while the shimmers are more creamy and easier to work on.

Wanderlust Paris set

Don’t get me wrong, I really like the color selection but the pigmentation is just not there for many. I think they’re really pretty! And they’re great colors for your no makeup makeup day.

I didn’t find the pigmentation of these shadows to wow me at all. The mattes are pretty dry and powdery which is the downside. It’s not the greatest I’ve tried from this brand. I expect for more punch on the pigmentation and color payoff in this palette but it just didn’t deliver. To be honest, I was a little disappointed.

NYX eyeshadow swatches
1st row

What actually throws me off was the formula. The matte shadows are really dry and not as pigmented as I’d love it to be. Among the four color swatches here, the brown is the better one if I’ve to do a transition color while the other three just didn’t cut it. I don’t know if I got an old stock but I like to know in the comment below if any of you has¬† better luck and results with this palette.

NYX wanderlust eyeshadow swatches
2nd row

You can see from this swatches that the 2nd row shadows are somewhat better compared to the first one. I can say that my favorite is the copper and mid-brown shadows. They blend quite well and I got to admit that I do like the nice pigmentation of theses two shades.

Let’s move on to what I really love.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Let’s just say the star of the show though is the Soft Matte Lip Cream. I love love it! It’s matte and it’s soft on the lips which I really appreciate. I also notice that it feels lightweight and as if I’m not having anything on my lips at all. Did I mentioned that it glides like a dream too. I’m not going to put it away anytime soon. It’s such a pretty color for spring!

Closed up applicator

I really like this doe foot applicator. I only need just on dab to get the products for my lips. The texture is creamy, feels really feather light and so comfortable on the lips. This lip cream has a good lasting power. Amazing pigmentation that’s smooth and free of smudging. It’s a beautiful pink color for spring or any pinkalicious fans out there!

Lip cream swatch #NYX

I can’t complain too much since I’ve only paid CAN$6.99 for this and yes that’s a hack of a great price. You’re getting ten shadows and I know that the soft matte lip cream alone is US$7.00 so you do the math. I do like the lip cream a lot but¬† not the formula of these eyeshadows and if that’s not a big deal to you then you’ll like this.¬†But for me, I wouldn’t purchase another Wanderlust set even though I’m happy I got that beautiful lip cream.

I can only talk about this set since I haven’t tried the rest from this collection, so I’d love to hear your comment if you’ve tried them and which set works best for you.

Let me know if I should return this set in the comment below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hear me rant. Hopefully, my next post will be of a more positive note and in the meantime, don’t forget to check out my previous blog post.¬† Until next time, have a wonderful day!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I Got For Mother’s Day!

 

Oh my gosh! Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there! I hope you guys had an amazing day spending time with your loved ones. Today I’m doing a What I got for Mother’s Day post and I believe this is my first time doing this type of post. Comment below if you like to see more of this kind of post.¬†I was excited and open them immediately so I can write this post for your guys.

So without further ado, let’s hop into what I got for mother’s day!

#YSL Mon Paris
C$118 valued for C$165

First thing and what I asked for is a YVES SAINT LAURENT Mon Paris Gift Set from Sephora. I’ve always wanted to try St Laurent’s beauty products especially their perfume and lipstick, so I’m really happy and excited when I got this from my hubs. Thanks hun if you’re reading this.

This set contains:
– 1.6 oz/ 50 mL Mon Paris Eau de Parfum
– 0.05 oz/ 1.6 g Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick in No.49
– Makeup Pouch

I love everything in this box.

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick
C$26.00 at Sephora

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS¬†Liquid Lipstick in the shades¬†Madison which is described as a vibrant plum magenta and¬†Naked¬†is a light peachy nude. I’m in love with the formula. Love the consistency of a¬†full-pigment and long wearing. This matte formula dries to a weightless powder for smudge-proof wearability.¬†

Color Swatches ABH

I was super excited to do a color swatch for you guys since it’s my first time trying a lip product from Anastasia. Oh boy! Can you just look how pretty these shades are. On my left is this beautiful spring shade Madison and the one next to it is Naked. I’m falling in love with them. I feel like this is so me shades. I wore the shade Madison and it lasted me for the entire day. We ate sushi for lunch and lobsters for dinner and I don’t even need to reapply this at all. This gets two thumbs up! Love it!

Glamglow Poutmud Wet Lip Balm
C$24 now selling for C$12

The next thing I got is the GLAMGLOW¬†POUTMUD Wet Lip Balm Tint in Sugar Plum. These lip balms comes in six different colors. You guys know by now that I’m such a sucker when it comes to cute packaging and I was even more thrilled when I saw the stuff I wanted to try is on sale. Well, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t get it, right! I need this in my life. Super cute!¬†

For the purpose of this post, I work up early this morning just to try it out for you guys. It feels very moisturizing and soft on the lips. I like that it glides on so easily and super hydrating. It gives my lips that fresh and a little tint of color. It’s safe to say that it makes my lips looks luxurious and kissable. It’s a good lip balm to have it in your purse.¬†¬†

Atelier Cologne
C$15.00

And then I also got¬†ATELIER COLOGNE¬†Perfume Ornament which is a random pick while shopping online at Sephora. It’s a holiday collection line and I thought the packaging is cute and I like the scents of their perfumes. I haven’t tried wear these yet but I’m going to do a separate post on perfumes in the next few weeks. So, don’t forget to stay tuned!¬†

In the meantime here’s the ingredients mentioned at the Sephora’s website:

Orange Sanguine, a zesty and energizing burst of crushed ripe fruit, plays off sweet blood orange juice against bitter orange peel and sensual notes of geranium. This addictive cologne brings to mind relaxed mornings, sunrises, and soft sea breezes.

Vanille Insensée, an electrical current runs through the subtle sweetness of vanilla, jasmine, and fresh lime to bond with rich oak moss, woods, and spicy coriander. This alluring cologne brings to mind breathtaking and magical moments.

Sephora Beauty Insider
500 Points 

I used up my 500 Reward Points to claim for a¬†CLINIQUE¬†PARTY POPS. I’m a fan of¬† Clinique’s products so I know this is going to keep me busy for the next few weeks. I really like all the cool stuff in this box and super excited for these.¬†Anyways, I’ll report back once I’m finished testing them out and you can check back later in my blog.

For a quick sneak peek, here’s what I get in the reward box:

-1.69 oz/ 50 mL CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
-0.08 oz/ 2.3 g CLINIQUE Pop Matte Lip Color + Primer in Blushing Pop
-0.01 oz/ 0.34 mL CLINIQUE Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen in Black
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T-shirt meme

My daughter got me this cool T-shirt that says … Yup, mom knows BEST! LOL

Last but not least, my little guy made me the most beautiful heart shaped card ever! I love all the bling bling and look how cute it is. This is the best gift ever and I loved it! I know that I’m going to treasure it for a long time to come.

So that’s about all that I’ve here for you guys, I hope you enjoyed reading and maybe this may helps you be inspired to pamper yourself or as a gift to your loved one for yet another special occasion.

I just want to say thank you so much for taking your time off to stop by and read. Hope your weekend was fabulous and I can’t wait to hear in the comments how you spend this Mother’s Day or your weekend! Make sure to check out all the blog misses I posted every Monday if you care to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

One Palette, 3 Options – Limited Edition

 

Wanna know what eyeshadow palette that I’ve been obsessed with this month? It none than the limited edition Artistic Palette by Make Up For Ever.

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I’m all about stress-free makeup and pretty much adore any product that saves me time and effort in front of the mirror. The Make Up For Ever 9 Artist Shadow do exactly that.

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This palette contains nine shades of product which can either be mixed together or apply individually.¬† They’re super pigmented and I’m loving the smooth texture of these eyeshadows. Don’t be scared off by putting a blue, green or purple shades on your eyes.

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Book Guide

You’ll also find this booklet for your easy reference on how to create different eye looks in case you wanted to try something different.

9 artist shadow

I’m a sucker for cute packaging even though this collector metal box might look bulky to you, I don’t really care. A collectible item that I adore!

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Here are the description of the shades from this palette:

  • S102 – Onyx is a deep black with a satin finish
  • D552 – Crystalline Grey Beige is a very light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish.
  • I220 – Sapphire is a rich, navy blue with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish.
  • ME302 – Peacock is a deep teal with warm, brownish undertones and a cooler overtone paired with a pearly sheen.
  • ME122 – Snow is a bright white with cooler undertones and a frosted, metallic finish.
  • ME108 – Steel is a medium-dark gray with a metallic finish and bluer undertones.
  • ME614 – Graphite Brown is a deep brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and a satiny sheen.
  • D712 – Creme Brulee is a medium copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish.
  • ME912 – Orchid is a bright, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a pearly sheen.

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Swatch

Ok guys, I’m in love with these shades! This eyeshadow palette is awesome for when I want to rock a dramatic eye because it has all the shades I need. These five shades are everything I could ever wish for. Gorgeous!

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Swatch Row 2

And this duochrome (Onyx) shade is such a beautiful color!¬†Don’t get me wrong, you’re not going to catch me rocking a crazy duochrome color regularly but an easy to wear and well-blended colored lid is one of my favorite looks for this spring.

duochrome
Today’s easy and simple #EOTD look¬†

For this look which I created today, I use the shade Onyx (S-102) on the lids up to the crease and then followed with Sapphire (I-220)¬†on the inner corner for more pop. I’ve been using my finger to mix a couple of the colors into my looks.¬†They‚Äôre¬†crease resistant, ultra long wearing and come in some really stunning colors. Love it!

Being a lover of eyeshadow, I knew I was going to love this palette because it’s something quite different from the usual shades I tend to go for.

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With today’s winged eye, I use my holy grail¬†tattoo liner by Kat Von D.¬†All the shades are so easy to work on.

Just in time for Mother’s Day! Get your hands on this palette and achieve a sparkly look easy. They’re affordable too so they‚Äôre a great one to go for if you just want to test the colored waters.

Let me know if you’ve been wearing colored eyeshadows, I’d love to know what your favorite shades and palettes are. I’m always on the lookout for something new to try!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read and don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram post for more posting updates.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette Is Finally Here!

 

@Maybelline #Burgundybar

Maybelline keeps teasing us with their new launch and finally a new palette that we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived to North America. You guys know that I’m the biggest eyeshadow fangirl ever and when I saw this palette staring back at me from the shelf. Well, the rest is history!

Burgundy Bar Palette

This Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette by Maybelline just scream amazing.

#Maybelline Burgundy Bar

The packaging in similar to their Nudes Palettes. A dozen color selection is arranged perfectly in the slim and sleek compact. You can easily slip into your purse for last minute makeup. For your convenient it also comes with a duo-ended applicator.

Closed up Burgundy Bar Palette

Lots of pretty warm toned purple themed shades in this palette. There are only two matte shades in the bunch which make this palette so versatile.

Can you tell that I’m all over this palette! It’s highly pigmented with soft buttery texture that take your look from day to night. Honestly, I think this is a pretty palette to have. The two matte shades are very workable adn I really love the shimmer quality. I’m surprise by how easy it was to blend.

Color swatches Burgundy Bar
First row

Just look how pretty these eyeshadows swatches. They each swatch incredibly well and a little goes a long way. Love it!

Maybelline the Burgundy Bar Palette
Second row

Personally, I can’t wait to create a dramatic shadow look from this palette. I just love the intense pigmentation and all these warm toned shadows. Such beautiful colors that really make my brown eyes pop.

#EOTD

My favorite go to eye look this whole week has been this maroon shade all over the lid and into the crease and on my under eye area, then I use the orangey copper on my inner corner of my eyes for a nice pop of color today. I don’t even prime my eye lids when I tested this out.¬†I’m pleased to say that it’s very easy to use and it last all day. It’s very nice and I love that they swatched as good as you apply them on your eyes. It’s suprisingly wearable and I enjoyed it alot.¬†The finish look is beautiful and I love it!

If you’re looking for an affordable eyeshadow palette that delivers then the Burgundy Bar is definitely worth trying. I think the quality for the price point and the wearability of this palette is great, you’ll get a lot use out of it and you’ll not be dissappointed with how much you’re paying and what you’re getting for it. This is really a good value!

Will you purchase this palette? Or have you already? Comment what’s your thoughts in the section below.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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New In Rodial Beauty Makeup Range

 

A few weeks ago I received a package from the PR team of Rodial Beauty. It’s their NEW product launch for Spring/Summer 2018.

#Rodial Makeup Range
#Press Samples

Among the product that I’m most thrilled about is the Icons Collection Palette. If you didn’t already know, Rodial Beauty is a professional beauty and the founder is none than London based Maria Hatzistefanis, an international journalist turns beauty entrepreneur. She founded Rodial in 1999 after seeing a gap in the market for high performance skincare offering targeted, results-driven treatments.

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My current go to makeup essentials this spring. Rodial ICONS Collection Limited Edition Face Palette houses 8 universal shades to see your makeup process from start to finish. Set, contour, bake, blush & highlight, eyebrow powder & eyeshadow in just one palette.

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During our last spring break in March, I went for a short trip with my family to a nearby city. Rewind from after coming back from the trip, it seems like I’ve packed way too many makeup stuff than I should for our three days trip. How I wish this palette arrives earlier!

But nevertheless, I’m grateful for this palette. I already make a date to bring this with me for my next vacation. I like the idea of an all in one face palette that’s so convenient and travel friendly.

#Rodial new palette

Collection includes:

  • Contour Light:¬†This buildable contour powder allows for controlled definition from a natural enhancement to a stronger contoured finish
  • Contour Medium NEW:¬†Helping to create shadow where needed for a contoured look
  • Bronzer:¬†Add natural sun-kissed colour to the complexion with this perfect blend of pigments
  • Blusher – Soho:¬†Beautiful soft peach colour powder with a smooth, creamy feel for a velvety finish
  • Highlighter Gold 07:¬†With a warmer, golden tone this highlighter adds instant luminosity to the skin
  • Highlighter 06:¬†With a metallic ice shade this adds instant luminosity to the skin
  • Banana:¬†This mattifying powder can both set your makeup and contour your face by the ‚Äėbaking‚Äô make-up trend
  • Translucent HD:¬†Helps to blur imperfections, refines the skin’s texture and absorbs shine for a long-lasting matte finish

Here’s a closed up of the color swatches and formula. The texture is smooth with good pigmentation.

I’m really excited for this palette and I know you’re going to love this collection. So, what are you waiting for, go grab one now while stock lasts!

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With such an amazing travel friendly palette, you surely need some good brushes to pair with it. It’s my first time owing an expensive brush and I’m thrilled with the prospects of putting these to good use.

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The Baking brush is super soft and densely packed which makes application an ease. I’ve tried it once and love it so much. I can’t stop with my new obsession of baking method on my face. Love it!

Another awesome stuff to be added to my collection!

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I was lucky enough not only to receive one but also the Smokey Eye Brush from Rodial. Eye makeup is my favorite thing to doll up and I’m loving this brush already. The densely packed bristle and the softness of this brush is amazing. It works so well for blending and smudging. A perfect tool to create a smoke eye looks!

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I’m a huge love of skin tint so I can tell you that I’m going to be using this a lot. Let’s talk Rodial Skin Tint SPF 20, I got mime in the shade Hamptons.¬†This shade is suitable for those with light to medium complexion and it matched me perfectly. A medium coverage tinted¬† moisturizer with amino peptides to brighten and enhance skin tone.

Rodial foundation color swatch #Rodial

I noticed this stuff is super lightweight and is undetectable on the skin once blended in. It’s not full coverage but you can built it up to medium coverage. Another benefit is that it has SPF 20 and it’s also available in five other shades suitable for all skin types.

Skin tint swatch

But what I love about this skin tint is the texture. It’s not thick nor too runny. I appreciate a good consistency for easy blend-ability. The formula is really lightweight and does a great job on staying in place all day. I’m excited to have this in my life! If you love skin tint like me, then you need this in your life!

XXL Lip Liner Rodial

Moving on is the Rodial XXL Lip Liner in the shade Behind the Scenes. I love neutral nude lips, so I immediately loved this lip liner¬†in a Rosewood Pin. It’s the darkest out of the three available shades in this collection.

Lip liner

What an amazing color payoff and staying power! The waterproof formula works well to keep your lip liner stay put all day and without feathering. I love that it’s not drying and matte with the ability to be built up. I really appreciate that it’s an everyday shade for all skin types. A formula which feels comfortable on the lips is a must haves in my opinion.

Lip line swatch @mrsrodial

I adore this color and really like the way the formula feels on my lips. This is really a great product that you can wear this on its own or with your favorite lipstick.

I love this shade and I say it over and over again. It’s matte, it’s gorgeous and it’s so me. I just know that I’ll be reaching for this shade a lot this Spring for sure!

dragon's blood lip mask
Dragon don’t exits – No dragon was harmed in the process! ūüėČ

There is no denying that I’m a lover of sheet masks. And when I first heard of the Dragon’s Blood collection by Rodial I’ve been wanting to get my hands on them. I was pleasantly surprised when I received these in my mailbox. There are eight sachets of Rodial Dragon’s Blood Lip Masks Trio in a box. A big shout out to the PR agent who sent me this!

“But before you start worrying about the dragons harmed in making this product, know that dragon‚Äôs blood comes from a plant and is¬†known¬†to be protective for skin cells. It‚Äôs the red sap from the Croton Lechleri tree.”

dragon's blood lip mask

Lately, I’ve been adding these to my morning skincare routine and I really enjoy it. I’m super excited to pick up some of their masks collection in the near future.

Rodial lip mask dragon blood

Okay, this is not insta-friendly but I did it anyway for you guys. I didn’t expect for Kylie Jenner lip pout like results but this stuff certainly make my lips feel so much smoother and soft than any lip balm I’ve tried before.¬†It feels tingly, cool and a little numb at first, but only for a few minutes. The result is amazing and I really like how my lips look hydrated and plumper.¬†Tried it and loved it! Forget lip injections. Just try this!!!

Mrs Rodial book
Spoiler alert!

The title of this book is self-explanatory. Lastly, is the latest book launched by¬†Maria Hatzistefanis.¬†It’s her first ever book where she talks about her challenges and encounters.

I’ve just started reading a few chapters and I’ve learned so many insightful tips and secrets of her business success. It’s a good book to read and I find it very inspiring!¬†I’ll definitely be popping this baby in my handbag so that I can finish reading it on my free time.

The book will be available on the US stores from 26th July onward. I’ll treasure my copy for many years to come.¬†Don’t forget to pick up a copy if you want to read more about her journey to success!

My favorite quote from @MrsRodial

”¬†Don’t think outside the box.
Think like there is no box.”

 РMaria Hatzistefanis

Big thank you to the lovely team at Rodial for sending me these goodies to love and wear!

 

Have you tried Rodial before? What are your favorite products. Leave your comment and let me know.

 

In closing, thanks for stopping by to read. Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Pixi Beauty Cruelty Free Makeup

Hey everyone! I can’t believe we’re already in the month of February. It’s insane how fast time swoosh by! Or is it just me!

Anyways, in today’s post I just want to do a quick mention of the cruelty free products that doing a come back. While I’ve to admit that I’m not 100% clean or cruelty free but 2018 is a mark for me to put a conscious effort to make it happen with baby steps. So without further ado, let’s jump right in.PixibyPetraPixi by Petra is a cruelty free makeup brand that I’ve known since the beginning of my blogging days and here are products that keeps me going back.

Pixi Beauty Bronzer
Beauty Bronzer + Kabuki – $24.00

I’ve¬†Pixi Beauty Bronzer in the shade Summertime and it’s the most beautiful color tan for my light-medium skin toned. I’m a matte kind of girl when it comes to bronzer, so this formula is just right up my alley.

The natural mineral formula is infused with vitamin E and mica, product ingredients that will make your cheeks looking flawless and silky fresh as you wear it. Buff it where you naturally tan and you’re good to go. I really appreciate how light it is for winter use but can also be built up to be suitable for summer.Pixi Beauty BronzerThe pigmentation is incredible and it on the cheek for a surprisingly long time. With their sleek and travel friendly packaging set, you’re going to fall head over heels for it!¬†¬†By the way, did I mentioned it smells amazing! And if you’re on the market for a subtle glow bronzer that’s not shinning then you’re going to like this set. Grab your¬†set today!Kabuki brushIt comes with a good size Kabuki Brush like so.¬†What is a kabuki brush anyway you might asked? The answer I got from google search is “the brush is named after the Kabuki Japanese drama theater, where, ironically,¬†male¬†actors wear¬†KeshŇć, a very heavy makeup made of white rice powder.”

Today, however, the word ‚Äúkabuki‚ÄĚ is used to describe a variety of makeup brushes, whether they have squat or long handles, real or synthetic hair, or rounded or flat tops.Pixi Kabuki BrushThe synthetic fiber brush wasn’t too dense nor to soft. It tapered on both sides for precise blending. It’s suitable for applying powder evenly over your face with thinly. You don’t have to splurge on some expensive Hakuhodo Brush USA if you don’t want to. For me, this one did an awesome job just like any kabuki brush.¬†It’s my new favorite and I hope they’ll never stop making it!Pixi Beauty Eyeshadow PalettesMoving on I got two¬†Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes in the shade Mineral Contour and Copper Peach that I’ve been dying to share their color swatches for your guys.

Mineral Contour Eyeshadow Palette
Mineral Contour Palette $12-$14

This is a new palette I picked up from Shoppers Drug Mart the other day to add to my ever growing Pixi Beauty collection. It features six earthy tones from frosty white to the darkest charcoal grey shades eyeshadow in complementing colors. Complete with a dual-ended sponge tip brush.

 

Mineral Contour PaletteAll the shades are soft to the touch, it feels creamy and easy to blend. They’re also just a little powdery but I wouldn’t be overly concern about it. I noticed the pigmentation to be not very consistent especially the frosted white compares to the champagne beige. I’m not sure if I got a bad batch but here’s the color swatch up closed.

From Left to Right:

  • Charcoal Grey
  • Bronze Brown
  • Champagne Beige – is my favorite shade of the bunch
  • Light Taupe
  • Cream – this shade turns out very closed to my skin tone but it’s a great color as a transition shade
  • Frosted White
Copper Peach Palette
Copper Peach Palette

I did a review a few years back when I was first introduced to Pixi Beauty. So, I’m not going to go into great length but instead I’ll have the link here if you like to read more about it.Copper Peach swatchesThis palette contains peach, bronze and russet shades, which I really enjoy as I really only wear neutral eye looks most of the time.

From Left to Right:

  • Dark Bronze Shimmer
  • Copper Shimmer
  • Peachy Shimmer
  • Matte Brown
  • Bronze
  • Champagne

Of the two, this has to be my favorite palette. The dark bronze and copper shades are what I use for everyday wear. They super easy to apply and blend away. I love how my makeup stay fresh all day with these creamy formulas. I’ve got only good things to say about this product and the brand.

If you haven’t tried any products from Pixi, I urge you to check out their website or head over to the nearest drugstore, because they got you covered!

I hope this post will help you kick start your search. Let me know if you guys found this useful!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Palmer’s Coconut Oil Daily Moisturizing Body Care

 

Happy Monday everyone! What better way to start the week then with a new blog post? So, today I share some coconut oil daily moisturizing body care products and what’s in store.

When I was contacted by an agent awhile ago if I’d like to try their products for an exchange of my honest review, I just couldn’t say no. I like trying out new products from brands and Palmer’s is a drugstore brand that I’ve seen and heard so many times before.

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*Press Samples

Year 2018 is another goal setting year for me. One of my goal is to promote and use as many natural products as possible when it comes to beauty, skincare and hair. Because I’m taking a careful check at what I use on my skin.

So, this month I focused on testing out these amazing natural scented Coconut Oil Formula products by Palmer’s and I’m totally obsessed. The coconut oil is the best that I’ve tried thus far.

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I’ve always been curious of natural coconut oil formula products and I’m very excited to share my thoughts and opinion with you all.¬†Note that all the products I’m about to mention are with coconut oil formula base.

In case you’re curious on where to start when it comes to toxic free body products, make sure the products are FREE from:-

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Mineral Oil
  • Gluten
  • Sulfates &
  • Dyes

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You can practically find coconut extracts in most beauty products nowadays and the benefits are endless. Coconut oil is not only great as food consumption but also for skincare, body care and hair treatment.

First of is the Body Cream by Palmer’s. It comes in a good size plastic jar container containing 125g of cream products. You can immediately smell the sweet almond oil infused with coconut and monoi oil as you open the lid.

Body cream by Palmer's

It helps to keep and lock all the moisture in while leaving my skin smooth and soft all day. I highly recommend this stuff!

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What I love the most about this body lotion is that it absords super quickly so I can slather it onto my skin after shower and get dressed pretty much immediately. It’s lightweight and super nourishing. I think it’s going to be a perfect lotion to reach for on winter months.

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I love love the formula. It feels so moisturizing on the skin and the smell is so ridiculously coconut-y.

Body lotion by Palmer's

What’s so cool about the brand “Palmer’s” is their ingredients which were responsibly sourced and their packaging is eco-friendly. I’m sure you guys will love their products just a much as I do. So give this stuff a try! It’s amazing!!!

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Last but not least is the Coconut Oil Body Oil.

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Coconut oil is one of my favorite oil to use. It helps with dryness, flaky skin and even stretch marks. I like to use it on my feet area where flaky skins are more profound and around my thighs.

Body oil Palmer's

What I like about this body oil is that it’s not greasy or tacky. The product just absorb onto skin leaving my skin feeling wonderful.¬†Any coconut oil fans out there I urge you to try it out!

Why not allow yourself to daydream? You’re vacationing in some kind of a remote tropical island, sunbathing while enjoying a cold fresh coconut drink since all your skincare are pretty much covered!

So there you have it, some toxic free daily moisturizing body care that I’ve been obsessed over this past month. These stuff are amazing and it helps keep my skin hydrated and silky smooth all winter. Palmer’s is a staple drugstore brand that I trust and will continue going back to.

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and tell me what you thought of them.

Thank you so much for stopping by and read. Hope you’ve a great day!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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My Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette of 2018

 

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Today I’m going to share with you the latest eyeshadow palette which I ordered through¬†Sephora¬†website on Boxing Day. And it’s none than the Huda Beauty New Obsession Palette that I’m going to talk about in great length down below.

#HudaBeauty OBsession Palette

Out of the four Huda Beauty new Obsessions Palettes line, the Warm Brown Obsession that I’m going to show you right now is the only palette that had one shimmer color and the rest were matte in case you’re wondering.

The intense and incredibly pigmented shadows just blew me away. All the shades in this palette are my favorites. Love the color selections and the versatility. The packaging is super cute and made with a sturdy cardboard material. A compact size palette that’s travel friendly and it comes with a good size mirror which I really appreciate.

Huda Beauty Obsession Eyeshadow Palette

This Warm Brown palette¬†houses eight mattes and one shimmer shadows. These are some gorgeous, textured shadows with INSANE pigmentation. The color tones of browns, reds, oranges and that metallic bronze shadow in the middle is drop dead gorgeous. They’re suitable for any eye color or skin tone.

I’m obsessed with this palette. They’re both full of the most gorgeous, build-able colors that take your look from day to night.¬†This shade over here is like life. It’s so gorgeous and it just lifts your eyes in a good way. They will give your eyes this beautiful, 3D pop that I‚Äôm obsessed with!

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Texture wise, I’d say quite impressive. I’m pleasantly pleased with the formulation and the color payoff. A little goes a long way with these powder shadows.

Huda Obsession Warm Brown Swatch

The three matte shades here are a total winner in my book. If I were to only pick one palette to wear in 2018, this is my go to palette right now. There’s no question about it!

The first color from the left is Maroon Brown, then a Burnt Orange Light Brown followed by Orange Brown.  

Huda Obsession Warm Brown #2

Next row you get a Matte Medium Deep Neutral Brown, with a single Metallic Bronze and an Eggshell Cream color.   

So here are the nine eyeshadow shades from the Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsession Palette look like on swatches. It’s interesting that you’ve that shimmery metallic shade¬† and then it’s surrounded by all these matte shades. Quite an interesting concept don’t you think!

Huda Obsession Warm Brown Swatch #3

The 3rd row is a Muted Matte Coral, next is the Soft Tan and lastly a Medium Warm Brown. 

I like all the mattes formulation simply because even though they’re pigmented, they blends incredibly well. They go on smoothly but not as creamy as I’d wish them to be but¬† it doesn’t bother me at all.

If you’re a color junkie, this palette has everything you need in a compact and affordable way. Well worth the investment!

You can also check out their three other palettes in Electric Obsession, Mauve Obsession and Smokey Obsession at Sephora or Huda Beauty websites whichever you prefer.

I hope you enjoy and find this post interesting. Again, thank you so much for all the love and support! It means the world to me!

Don’t forget to stay tuned for more interesting and exciting stories coming up every Monday!

Sharon xoxo

 

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