New In: Diamond Concealer by Rodial

 

July is the month of new discovery for me! I discovered a lot of new makeup products over the past few weeks but what I’m most excited about is this Diamond Concealer that I received in my mail box and I’m so excited to share it with you. A big shout out to the pr company for sending me this amazing product!

Let’s get started!

Luminous concealer by #Rodial
*Pr sample

I’m going to be talking about the Rodial Diamond Concealer. I noticed a lot of radiance effect that comes through every time I’ve it on. I really like the texture and the consistency of this formula. I’ve been getting a very good result with this and really impressed with the good coverage. It’s a strong medium but the staying power is absolutely amazing. So pleased with how fresh this still looks at the end of the day.¬†I just knew I’m going to love this stuff!

#Rodial Diamond Concealer

I want to take a few second to mention about this beautiful and luxury looking packaging. You guys knows I’m a huge fan of things like cute and elegant packaging, so I’m really happy to get my hands on this particular one.

Doe foot applicator

I’m in the shade 20 in this stuff.¬† A yellow undertone, warm shade, for light skin. And here’s the claim.

Key Benefits:

  • Diamond Core Powder: works to create a flattering, youthful appearance to skin
  • Sea Fennel Extract: helps to boost collagen production to smooth and firm fine lines
  • Vitamin E: protects skin from damaging free-radicals, while repairing and hydrating the skin.

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I give this big doe foot applicator a swipe and just look how much the products appear on the swatch. I find this to be too much for me, so a little goes a long way. This is a pretty good shade match and my skin looks really really natural. It doesn’t look too thick on my skin.¬†It blends really seamlessly and gives my skin a subtle natural-looking glow.

Comparison

Just for fun, I added one of my favorite drugstore concealer for comparison. Just compare the difference in product texture and the wand applicator. I noticed the formula on the Rodial is on a much creamier side which gives more coverage compared to Maybelline Fit Me concealer. I’ll definitely be continuing wear these two in makeup rotation.

I find it to be really good coverage and the overall velvety finish to this. I thought it look fantastic on camera! I could see a little sheen which I really like.¬†I think the luminous creamy perspective that claim really pulls it off very nicely.¬† So definitely check it out if you’re into creamy concealer that actually works.¬†This concealer didn’t disappoint!

What new products have you picked up recently? Leave me a comment down below and let me know if¬† you’d try this one out.

Hope you enjoy reading this post! Thanks for stopping by.

It’s a new week, make it count! ūüôā

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. 

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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.

#Heysharonoox

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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My Favorite Drugstore Skincare Products: Aveeno & Neutrogena

 

I’m now convinced a well overdue summer is happening soon, so I wanted to take the chance to share with you what I’ve been loving lately.

#Aveenous PR Package
*PR Samples

If you’ve been following me then you know that I love a good sunscreen in summer. My skin gets tan quite easily so a good sunscreen lotion is paramount. When it comes to protect and hydrate, I always go for AVEENO.

I really appreciate when brands carry a wide selection of SPF to choose from. But before I go on further, a big shout out to the PR company for sending me these goodies in exchange for my honest opinion.

#Aveeno Sunscreen

Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum

Some of you asked me about my favorite sunscreen including the one for the face that wasn’t too sticky or thick. So glad you asked!¬†Aveeno is hands down my top favorite drugstore sunscreen that I’ve found and I’m going to tell you why.

First off, I really like how hydrating this is. As for someone with dry skin this serves me well as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen. I love the high SPF and the non-greasy formula which I think would be great for sensitive skin person. NO breakout!

SPF swatches #Aveenous
Formula swatches from L-R: SPF 30, 45 & 60

I love that this is a face specific sunscreen that’s oil free and won’t cause you any breakouts.

So, before I step out the door, I make sure to apply the sunscreen before leaving the house. The good news is that you can use this for the face as well before putting on any makeup.¬†It doesn’t leave any white cast when I apply them on my skin. I noticed a mild beachy scents but honestly it doesn’t bother me at all. As a matter of fact, I actually quite like the scents.

With summer just a stone throw away it also means the days are longer. And because I love this stuff so much I like to keep an extra tube in my car just in case we need to reapply every 2 hours. The best thing is my whole family can also enjoy the benefits of this cream on them.¬†¬†I’d recommend you try them out if you’re as obsessed with sunscreen as I am!

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AVEENO¬ģ Positely Radiant 60 Second-In-Shower Facial¬†

Traveling can make your skin feel dull and tired, but this product give your skin the love it needs! The¬†AVEENO¬ģ POSITIVELY RADIANT 60 Second In-Shower Facial¬†is formulated with moisture-rich soy and lemon peel extract.¬† I’ve tried it for the past few weeks and I notice it works best with the steam in the shower. The steam works to soften the pores and then deeply but gently exfoliate dirt, oil and dead skin cells in just one minute.

Aveeno moisturizer swatch

They claim that it transform dull, tired-looking skin to brighter, more radiant and velvety soft skin in just 1 minute.¬†¬†This product is formulated with moisture-rich soy and lemon peel extract that helps to gently remove dirt and oil. I’ve been reaching for this stuff over and over again for the past fews weeks and are very pleased with the results. The micro beads are soft and gentle for the skin. Everytime I lookedat myself in the mirror after a warm shower, I noticed my skin looking more radiant and so refresh. This stuff isn’t too harsh or drying to my skin.¬†It’s my go to face exfoliator currently. I just knew I was going to love this stuff! Definitely worth checking it out!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost

NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Gel Cream

Follow with NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Gel Cream, formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid, for more supple and smooth skin.

Hydro boost swatch Neutrogena

I love a good gel cream and I always wanted to try this out and I‚Äôm so happy I finally did!¬† I was so excited that I immediately give this a go, this stuff feel super duper dreamy on my skin.¬†It’s cooling, lightweight and it absorb nicely into the skin. Making my skin feeling relax and hydrated.

I can’t stop reaching for it and has added this to my evening skincare routine. I love how hydrating it make my skin feels everytime I’m in love with the gentle soft and silky smooth my skin is experiencing for the past few weeks. The result is phenomena.¬†I’d highly recommend trying this if you‚Äôre looking for something that gives your skin a healthy boost!

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NEUTROGENA All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes

Not only do these wipes gently and effectively cleanse and remove all types of my make-up, they also tone my skin and leave it feeling refreshed in just one convenient step. I only need one wipe everytime to clean the whole face. How cool is that!

Neutrogena makeup remover wipes

This wipes is for all skin types that also include those of sensitive skin. I go through these wipes especially fast since they cleans like magic. I’ve not much to say about this stuff except it’s amazing.¬†Give it a go if you’re Neutrogena fan like me!

Let me know in the comments which one is your summer favorite must haves!

In closing, thanks for stopping by to read. 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. 

 

 

 

Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Color Correction |Review & Swatches

 

I got the Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Corrector for Dark circles in the shade Peach from Walmart ever since I first heard about it from beauty youtubers and I’ve been curious to try this out. I’ve to admit that I was completely drawn in by the cute and beautiful cover as soon as I saw it on the Wet n Wild shelves. There are several shades from this range and I think they also have green, yellow and a lavender.

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The advantage of each of the four color correcting shade is as follows:

  • Green neutralizes redness;
  • Yellow neutralizes dullness;
  • Peach neutralizes dark circles; and
  • Purple neutralizes sallowness

At the back of the packaging, it says to be featherweight, ultra blendable and super convenient.

I picked up the peach one because I thought this realistically is the one that I might end up using the most. This seems to me practically as a cushion concealer than a color corrector. There is coverage in this product and when you applied this to the skin, it gives you more opacity and also it blends away quite nicely on me.

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You twist off the cap and then there’s a little sponge here. A secondary lid that comes out but it’s not connected to the actual container of product which I’m not a fan of just because I find it to be a bit of a hassle and messy. Once I opened the lid, I need to carefully find a place to put it while I use the product. So, not very convenient.

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This cushion corrector feels like it’s extremely juicy with product. It’s socked with a generous amount of products in it.

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There’s no shimmer in this stuff. You’ll see it’s just a straight up color! The formula is really lightweight and it sets to a sheer to medium coverage but you get a lot of product from the container without much effort. I just dab my finger gently on the cushion and I got a good amount out.

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I like this shade because it’s much lighter and brightening for my tone of skin. For this, I use my concealer brush but you can use the sponge provided to dab it into it and just pat on my under eye area because there’s where it most needed. It’s amazing how much coverage this had but not so great as to cover dark circles if that makes sense. I don’t think this peach corrector is ultimate full coverage, but a medium coverage.

If you’ve a litle discoloration then this might be what you need but some might need more or if you’ve major dark under eye area then this might not work so well on you. Yes, I definitely appreciate the brightness out of this product but for a real correction of a certain spot, I think there’s a few great drugstore products that works even better.

Let me know if you’ve try any of them in the comment section? I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by my Instagram post for more photo uploads.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

You can find this exclusively at Walmart, this in other shades of the color correctors from Wet n Wild. All four of them are cruelty-free, fragrance-free, gluten free and vegan.

 

Cruelty Free Spring Beauty Essentials by P√ľr

 

Hey everybody! Tomorrow is officially Spring and I’d love to know who is excited in the comment below.

I picked up this set from Winners the other day and I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the P√ľr Cosmetics ever since I had my hot paws on them. In case if you’ve never heard of Winners, well¬†it’s a chain of off-price Canadian department stores owned by TJX Companies. They sell designer and brand name clothing and bags for less.

Glow on the go Collection by Pur

Included in this kit you’ll find a Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow, Get A Lift Firming Facial Cream, Mineral Glow Bronzer and Volume Vixen Mascara with Keratin.

Mineral Glow by Pur

The first product that I’ve to mention is this amazing Mineral Glow Bronzing Powder. I’m actually obsessed with this product! The first thing you’ll notice from this bronzer is the buttery smooth texture of this powder formula. It’s high pigmented and is so easy to blend.

Pur Mineral Glow

I love packaging like this because it’s great for popping it in your handbag and reapplying if need to throughout the day. The thing I love about this bronzer is that it gives my skin that beautiful contour sun-kissed complexion. Love it!

Get a lift firming facial cream by Pur

P√ľr Get A Lift Firming Facial Cream is a product that I’m really excited to try. It has that clean and fresh scents to it.

Pur get a lift facial cream

I’m not sure if it’s super amazing but I really like what they claim. I’ll report back on this one once I’ve the chance to use it a little longer.

Pur correcting primer

Next product is the Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow.

I use it on certain parts of my face and it blends very well with my foundation. I’ve a new scar mark recently from an acne and this primer is aamzing. It helps hide my acne scar quite well. Love it, makes me feel better about my scar.

Pur Iluminating Primer

It comes out of the tube a peachy orange, but goes on sheer and glistening as shown on the image above. I appreciate formula that’s neither thick nor runny. It’s lightweight and go on smoothly on skin. I love the shimmer and glow! This is absoultely an amazing product!

Pur Volume Vixen Mascara

Volume Vixen Mascara 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with Keratin is a great mascara but the packaging might need an improvement.

Closed up Vixen mascara

I was super excited to try this mascara because it just looked like the type of simple wand I love! Not too big, not too small but it definitely packs a punch. Major thumbs up from me!

P√úR products are 100% cruelty-free and we do not test on animals.

If you bumped into this kit, then definitely make sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Leave me a comment down below and let me know what your favorite product is.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking around.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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PR Box Unboxing – Everything Cruelty Free

 

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog post! February is always such a crazy month for me.¬† So many holiday celebrations, we just celebrated V-Day and Chinese New Year which happened to be on the same month this year. This month, I’m really excited to be sharing a PR Box Unboxing with your guys. There are some interesting and new baby products in this box. A big thanks to my wonderful PR agent for sending me this free samples.

PR Box Unboxing
*PR Samples

If like me you’re a fan of organic, natural and cruelty free products then you’ll know how amazing these formulas and products really are.

The Green Beaver Company

First thing I want to talk about are The Green Beaver Company Baby Wash and Baby Lotion. A Canadian family company¬†founded on the belief that the best ingredients come from Mother Nature.¬†This brand is certified Organic!¬†These stuff are amazing, the formulas are made with your baby benefits in mind. When I use baby wash and baby lotion on my little guy multi-days in a week, I want to know that there’s skin food benefits in them.

What it does: 

Fragrance Free Baby Wash – it’s infused with their exclusive organic chamomile flower extract to provide extra needed hydration and soothing nourishment for baby‚Äôs delicate skin, scalp and hair. Also available in Calming Lavender. I’m glad that like me, you only want the best baby products for your kids. Head over to your nearest drugstore and give this a try!¬†¬†

Baby Lotion – consist of¬†soothing organic chamomile and pure Canadian sunÔ¨āower oil, our baby lotion will gently moisturize your baby‚Äôs delicate skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Perfect for winter and dry weather!

#leapingbunny Cruelty Free logo

What’s great about this whole process is that you can find logos of what this product is free of on the packaging. Look for the certified logo of a leaping bunny if you’re looking for a cruelty free product and several other logos that shows what it’s Free of.

#Weleda Baby

Weleda has a vast range of products for face, body, baby and your personal care with affordable prices and great quality products. Here’s a brief history and value behind this brand which I thought might interest you. “Our purpose is to cultivate beauty. We are committed to supporting your overall wellbeing and beauty, and that of every living being. We strive for each of us to be empowered to cultivate beauty in the world, for ourselves, for our children and the future of our planet.”¬†I love supporting brands and companies that holds the same shared values.¬† Have you found your inner nature?

Weleda Diaper Cream

Diaper Care Cream for that gentle protection on your baby’s delicate skin. I share some product swatches below for your convenience. Well, I don’t have a small baby to test it on but I’ll be curiuos to hear what’s your thoughts on this one if you’ve try it on your baby already!¬†

What it does: It claims to soothes skin and diminishes the appearance of redness from day one. Do you agree with their claim? Comment below.

Weleda Face Cream

Next baby care product is the Weleda Nourishing Face Cream that feels so creamy and smooth to touch. It smells so good and relaxing at the same time. I really like the scent of this Calendula flower extracts. I can smell it all day!

What it does:¬†Moisturizing, soothing, easily absorbed, shelters skin from dryness. Helps support skin‚Äôs moisture balance and leaves it velvety-soft. I honestly believe this cream is a must-have during this dry winter season.¬†Suitable for use by adults with sensitive skin, too! I can’t wait to give this a test run!

Weleda Skinfood

Weleda Skin Food cream feels so moist and hydrated on the skin. It has the natural plant extract scents that’s so aromatherapeutic making my body feeling extremely calm and relaxed. I could feel it almost immediately when I had it on. I like treating my skin with skinfood and needless to say¬†I’m now completely hooked!

What it does: For dry and rough skin. Formulated with plant extract traditionally used to soothe the skin. Skin Food hydrates skin to give you that healthy-looking glow. I urge you to give it a go!

#Suro Kids Organic Syrup
Made in Canada

Suro Organic Elderberberry Syrup is great to fighting cold, cough and sore throat. A weeks ago, my little guy caught the worst winter flu plague ever. The fever, flu and cough took a huge toll on his health. It was so bad that, I’ve to rush to our nearest pharmacy to grab a bottle of cold and fever mixture to calm his fever down. One thing I learned that day was, as a parent it’s advisable to always have a cold mixture on standby all year round. I was grateful to receive this in my pr box, it pretty much got my kid covered from now on.

What it does: Traditionally used in herbal medicine to help fight colds and relieve sore throats, cough and fever. For fast, effective relief from colds and flu, cough and soreOREthroat. Elderberries contain over 2 to 3X the antioxidant value of blueberries. This product is all natural, gluten free, preservative free and kid safe.

Iboo bamboo Baby

Moving on to the next two products from the Boo Bamboo Baby range are the Biodegradable Baby Wipes and Baby Natural Sunscreen Spray for kids.

What it does:

Boo Bamboo Biodegradable Baby Wipes – are made of ultra soft, eco-friendly, 100% unbleached bamboo cloth. Safely and gently cleanses baby’s face and body using the highest quality, natural and organic ingredients. 12 sheets for $2.99 a pack.¬†For a smooth and soft baby butt skin your baby will thank you for later, try this on your baby. This stuff is cruelty free, gluten and vegan free.

SPF 30 Kids & Baby Natural Sunscreen Spray Mini – specially formulated, gentle Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB Protection to shield your baby from sun damage. It claims to be fast absorbing, non-white cast and unscented. Spray it as instructed and just leave the rest to the sunscreen!

Radius Organic Baby

Last but not least, I got two items from a good organic brand that in my opinion was a bit under-rated, and it’s the¬†Radius Organic Children Toothpaste in Coconut Banana and the Baby Toothbrush.

I wish I found this brand when my kids were still a baby but t’s not too late for my little ones to still use and enjoy its flavorful toothpaste.

What it does: 

USDA Organic Children’s Toothpaste –¬†the unique formula is certified USDA organic, delivering a natural deep clean, minus any unpronounceable chemicals or additives. It‚Äôs quite literally good enough to eat. If you’re looking for a product that’s utterly organic, hs natural whitening, eliminate nasties and tasty, look no further. This is a must-try for your baby!

Pure Baby Toothbrush –¬†Designed for the delicate teeth and gums of 6‚Äď18 month olds, it softly massages the whole mouth as it works to remove plaque buildup on your little one‚Äôs tiny teeth. RADIUS¬ģ products do not contain BPA. Never have. Never will. You can trust and count on them!

So if you’re interested on natural and cruelty free products, look no further. Give these products a try!

I hope you guys find this useful especially those with young kids. Let me know which you’ll probably pick for your little ones. I’d like to know if you’re inspired by any of this box unboxing in the comment below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking around.

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 my by a PR company for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

Drugstore Mini Haul|Aveeno First Impression

 

Hey everyone! The past weekend shopping involves a stop to my local drugstore to pick up a few skincare products to try out for you guys. I was tempted to go all the way out but reminded myself that I’ve way too many skincare products, and I opted for just two products that I actually need right now.

Aveeno Brand Spotlight skincare

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’m obsessed with pretty much every Aveeno product new or old. I’m at that age where taking care of my skin is no longer an option but a necessity. I’ve been loving their products since day one of my blogging days and none has yet to disappoint. It’s safe for me to say that Aveeno is an amazing drugstore brand when it comes to being affordable and convenient.

Long story short,¬†I picked up Aveeno Makeup Removing Cleanser and their Fresh Essentials Daily Exfoliating Scrub which I’ve been so excited to try out.

Aveeno tone corrector
#Press Sample

This is the only one that was sent to me previously by some sort of a pr package but the other two items I got them from the drugstore. And it’s the Targeted Tone Corrector to helps even tone and fade the dark spots.¬†I’m thankful to be sent this product and thrilled to try out.

Tone corrector aveeno posivitely radiant

I’d have to say that I’m quite surprised with the formula of this corrector. I was expecting it to be a little thicker in consistency to other products that I’ve tried but this one is¬† just right. It’s a thin cream that dries up fast which is good since you’re supposed to use it in addition to the moisturizer and other makeup stuff. It has a natural and mild scents that’s not irritating nor too overwhelming. I find it pleasant and quite like it to be honest.

It says on the packaging to apply directly to areas with uneven tone and dark spots twice a day before your moisturizer.

There’s a particular uneven skin tone on my left cheek that I want it gone. So, I’m going to continue testing it out and update you guys with the development in another 2-3 weeks.

Aveeno makeup removing cleanser

My current favorite go to Makeup Removing Cleanser has to be the Aveeno Positively Radiant for smooth and soft skin. The soy extract works incredibly well to remove makeup and cleans my skin while keeping it radiant.

makeup removing cleanser aveeno

Trust me, this cleanser is gentle and it cleans all the makeup and residues right away leaving skin smooth and soft. Just look at this insanely glorious foaming happening here. My skin is screaming with joy right now.

For the purpose of this first impression review, I did my makeup early in the morning and then use this makeup remover to cleanse my entire face and it works so well. I’m pleasantly surprised on how effective it cleans and make my skin feels so fresh and not drying at all. My skin feels really good, I mean it feels great!

Don’t take my word for it, you gotta try it. It’s really that good!

Aveeno exfoliating scrub

I was looking for an exfoliator that’s more natural and I really like this daily scrub. The mini beads are quite subtle and gentle that it’s hardly noticeable compares to other brands that I’ve tried in the past. It says on the packaging that it’s for daily exfoliating but I’m going to stick with my routine of 2-3 times a week.

One thing to remember is that this is a exfoliating scrub and not a cleanser so don’t expect it to foam or lather.¬†I’ve had no break outs or dryness while using this. I can immediately notice the difference on my skin tone after I exfoliate and rinsed. My skin looks brighter and feels so smooth. It feels like a layer of protection covering them.

Scrub Aveeno fresh essentials

I love the amazing scents and the mild texture is just so relaxing while leaving my skin feeling fresh, clean and smooth. The scents doesn’t bother me at all because I love a good fresh and clean smell after cleaning. I’m not overly concerned with scented skincare when it comes to all natural ingredients used in making of these products. I’m not telling you this is good or bad, you’ve to decide it for yourself. All I’m saying is that it has a¬† fragrance, a little on the strong side so if you’re sensitive to that then this may not be for you. But if you’re like me and love a nice scented southernwood plants than you’re going to like this one.

This really met all my expectations and I’m excited to try more stuff from Aveeno. You can find all the products I mentioned here at your local drugstores or nearby Walmart.

Have you tried any of Aveeno’s product yet? What are some of your favorites? Leave me a comment and tell me down below!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. I hope you find this post helpful and until next time, stay beautiful.

P.s. Stay tuned to the new series of Blogmas Bag Monday coming up soon!

Sharon xoxo

 

Daily nuggets:

  • I did so much cleaning yesterday … it helps me to de-stressed.
  • Did some pencil sketches of the bare trees in front of my house
  • I shared on my facebook feed a couple of days ago that I’ll be doing a new series of Blogmas Bag Monday for the month of December. Would you be excited?
  • Wishing all my American friends Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Single Shadows by L’Oreal – Swatches & Photos

 

Hey everybody! I’m super excited with this post because it’s really about single shadows that has been in my collection for a long while and I just want to bring it back into today’s post.

Color Infallible

I did a few post back in the days so I’ll put a link here in case you like to check it out.¬†So, awhile ago I picked up three additional shades to add to my ever growing collection. I really like to wear these colors in winter. They’re so pretty and flattering to the eyes.

I really like the glass jar packaging. It comes with a little black plastic stopper to keep the shadows pressed down.

Color pots L'oreal
L-R: Endless Chocolate, Sweet Strawberry & Burning Black

You can see I went through quite a bit on Endless Chocolate. It’s described as a bronzed chocolate brown which is so pretty to wear on stand alone. But sometimes, I like to pair it with¬†Sweet Strawberry, which is a hot pink coral and Burning Black a dark burgundy with a hint of black¬†to wear¬†for an intense smokey or glam look but you can also do a one shadow look with this stuff. One shadow look is¬†budget friendly and time friendly if that’s what you’re looking at.

The shimmery single pot eyeshadows are Endless Chocolate and Burning Black while sweet Strawbery is a matte finish that blew me away. The intensity, color payoff and long wearing are more than I expected.

Color swatch L'Oreal Infallible

The texture is what I’d call a creamy powder, though it’s not a cream at all. I appreciate the intense pigmentation this formula gives. They’ve a wide range of color selections that knocks my socks off.

#EOTD single shadow look

I’ve put on an #EOTD with stand alone shadow using Endless Chocolate for the purpose of this post. Everyone needs Endless Chocolate!

I like to apply these shadows with my finger but using a brush is great too. I prime my lid and then just dab the shadow all over the lid.  Then I use a fluffy brush to just blend back and forth throughout the crease. It goes on easily and makes my eyes stands out for all the right reasons.

Love it! I have many shades from this range and they’re all highly pigmented. They stay on for long hours and it doesn’t crease. Overall, I really like this and if you’re looking for a drugstore shadows at a decent price, these are the best you can find.

Have you tried any of these shades? Share it in the comment below. I’d love to hear what you think.

Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you again on my next post.

Sharon xoxo

 

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E.l.f. Holiday 2017 – First Impression Swatches & Photos

 

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the year again where brands are coming out with huge amount of holiday stuff from palettes to gift sets and so many choices of things to choose from. I grabbed two of the latest holiday set by e.l.f. Cosmetics¬†over the weekend and I’m very excited to show you what’s inside the packaging.

e.l.f lined holiday set

I’m going to do a first impression type of post in today’s blog for your guys. First of all, let me just say that we don’t have to settle at all with just one brand. There are so many brands that comes out with so many gorgeous palettes and brands that putting out amazing lip products this time of the year. But I love e.l.f. for their affordable drugstore brand and their cruelty free, vegan products. I bought several sets last year and I can tell you that they don’t disappoint. Let’s just say that I trust their picks when it comes to holiday gift sets.

Eyeliner back packaging by elf

I’ll be talking about some of really good finds from e.l.f. cosmetics. So we’re going to dive in and do that now.

e.l.f. has come out with a good selection of holiday sets this year and I picked two sets that I thought I’d want to show you guys.

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This is the e.l.f Lined & Lovely Eyeliner Set and the other one is their Glowing Star Bronzer and Brush Set. Each retailed for C$6.99 in my local drugstore or you can get them for US$5.00 at e.l.f’s website.

Includes:

  • Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black
  • Liquid Eyeliner in Midnight
  • Eyeliner Pencil in Black

I’m a liquid liner kinda girl so this collection is right up my alley. I love the fine tip brush. It’s so easy to draw a winged eye with this brush. It glides on like a dream. You can say goodbye to tugging and smudging liner. It’s a great product for that price!

Expect iquid liner swatches by e.l.f.

e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner is available in four shades on e.l.f. website. The shades I got in my set are Jet Black which is a dark black and Midnight that’s described as dark navy blue. When I did a swatch color side by side, I notice very little difference when comparing these two shades. I don’t mind because I always prefer black and dark liners so I’m good with it.

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Would you believe me if I tell you this Lovely Pencil Eyeliner is only for a dollar? Ridiculously insane right! But that’s the truth. I appreciate the packaging comes with a built in sharpener cap which is so convenient. The color I got is in Black which is a nice pick for this set. It’s a universal shade for everyone. The formula is creamy and it glides¬† smoothly on the lash line. If you want to try something out that’s low budget but with good quality, I recommend this set to you. You can’t go wrong with the low price!

e.l.f glowing star

This is really good Complexion Brush that e.l.f. has come out with several months ago. This is without a doubt the best bronzer and brush that e.l.f has come out with this holiday season.

glow holiday set 2017

Each box has a description of its products and the ingredients used. Note that all e.l.f products are Not Tested on Animals. Look for the logo of the bunny to ensure that it’s cruelty free.

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It’s made of synthetic hair material. I really like how soft it is and this brush is vegan friendly and cruelty free. All e.l.f. products are not tested on animals in case you’re wondering.

elf brush & bronzer

You just swirl the brush on the powder in a circular motion and it picks up the products like no other. You get what you pay for.

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The shade Sunkissed Bronzer a great match for light-medium skin toned. It’s pigmented and a little goes a long way with this product. It’s just the perfect everyday bronzer that I know I can wear all the time. Score!

Bronzer swatch by e.l.f.

If you love cruelty free, vegan and value for money makeup products for yourself or as a gift to your love ones this holiday season, then don’t wait. Grab yours today!

So thank you so much for stopping by and read. Let me know what you think in the comments section. I hope you guys have a great day and I’ll see you again very soon. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Best of Neutrogena

 

There’s no denyig that I love the brand by Neutrogena. I’ve been obsessed with the foundation that was sent to me by the PR company a few weeks ago. A big thank you to Neutrogena and especially to Laura for this amazing product.

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#Press samples

Let’s start with my favorite Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint which all I’ve been wearing since I got them. I want to share with you guys my thoughts¬†on this hydrating tint foundation because it’s a new release from Neutrogena just recently.

The first time they sent to me this foundation, it was in Natural Ivory shade which was too light for my skin tone. Later, I received two other shades which are a good match for my skin type.

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Natural Beige (60)

I really like this shade in Natural Beige. It’s a perfect match for my NC25 skin toned. I use my Elf beauty sponge to apply the foundation everytime and the finishing is flawless. It’s my most preferred method of application.

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Soft Beige (50)

It comes in this very nice packaging. I love the packaging, it’s slim, it’s light and I think it’s plastic though it looks like glass, and it’s very heavy duty. It won’t break even if you drop it. So that’s cool!

Soft Beige can be a tad light and pink for me.¬† I would get lighter color coming up winter as the weather gets colder for some reason. So this would be perfect for me. I love this foundation, I’m just going to say I love it. It’s so unique and the formula is so different that it feels so lightweight and comfortable to wear on skin. It does reminds me of Make Up For Ever Water Blend foundation formula somehow but this one is a fraction of the price.

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Natural Ivory (20)

I gave the Natural Ivory bottle to my daughter since she has lighter skin than me and she really likes it. She’s not a big fan of full coverage, full makeup girl so this she enjoys a lot.

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It’s not a pump but a different type of applicator. It got a big doe foot applicator while I’ve never used a foundation like this before. It’s super easy application. You just throw it on your face. There’s no mess with finger application or brush.

The reason I love this foundation is because I do feel that at the end of the day, it doesn’t dries up my skin completely. This product does literally moisturize and plumps your skin and makes it feel so smooth and natural as if you just applied it. It’s very nice coverage and it does feel great on my dry skin.

Hydrating tint swatches

Here are the color swatches. From left to right: Natural Beige, Soft Beige and Natural Ivory. It claims to have hyaluronic acid in it and moisturizes and plumps skin for 24 hours and I agree with their claims.

Neutrogena tinted foundation

The coverage is light to medium. I highly recommend it. It is better than many highend foundations that give light to medium coverage. This one is a keeper and the best thing is that it’s from the drugstores.

Have you tried this Neutrogena product I’ve mentioned in this post? Share it in the comment below.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. I’ll see you again on my next blog. Until then bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Get The Look with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Makeup

 

I’m completely obsessed with every single products which was sent to me by this pr company.¬† Most of you know that I love the brand Neutrogena and I’ve been wanting to try their makeup line for the longest time. So having these makeup products to try is truly a dream come true since we don’t have it here in Canada.

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I’m introducing you guys to a line of makeup with hydrating hyaluronic acid from Neutrogena. I’ve four new products from the Hydro Boost line that I’m very excited to talk about today.

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First thing I want to talk about is the Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment by Neutrogena.

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It comes in a clear transparent plastic packaging. Very easy to bring it along in your makeup bag. Super nourishing and gentle to the lips. On their website they claim that it makes lips look and feel hydrated for 24 hours. Honestly, I don’t wear makeup for more than 12 hours duration so I can’t tell if it stays hydrated for 24 hours but I can say that when I tried it on, I was quite impressed with the result. It’s not going anywhere unless you start eating.

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Available only in one shade and here’s a swatch my finger pick up directly from the pan. A colorless pigment that you can wear and great for everyday. It’s jammed packed with products that a little really goes a long way. It’s moist and comfortable on the lips. Definitely snap it up before the arrival of cold and dry season.

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If you’re new to the world of lip balm this is a great place to start because it’s very easy to work on and so affordable. It’s very hydrating to the lips and not waxy whatsoever. I had it on again yesterday and it lasted me for 3-4 hrs until I had a bowl of ramen noodle for lunch.

Neutrogena nourishing long wear

Moving on is the Nourishing Long Wear Eyeshadow + Build in Primer. I’ll be going through this quad for you and giving you my opinion. It comes in a stripe format which I really adore. I do like the color scheme in it. You’re getting four eyeshadows and a mini dual ended sponge applicator.

Color swatch hydro boost shadows

The quality of these shadows are pretty consistent in my opinion. It has that silky and velvety texture feels which I really like. This product will be amazing for beginners. And if, you want something that you could wear daily and yet get that natural look, these shades definitely fit the bill!

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These shadows are good, I mean we’re talking good pigmentation here. The shadow on my right side is very smooth and buttery to touch while the rest are equally smooth with a more powdery consistency. They’re easy to apply and blend nicely. They applied evenly which I really appreciate from powder shadows. I did noticed this shadow kick up some powder but it doesn’t really bother me very much since I just have to tap the excess powder off before I do my thing.¬†I’d say these shades are nice for your every day wear.

Neutrogena hydrating tint

This Natural Ivory shade Hydrating Tint would be perfect for Nicole Kidman but it’s definitely too light for my NC25 skin tone. I’m going to skip talking about the color but instead focusing on the formula and the packaging.

I love the formula of this foundation. It claims as a hydrating foundation that’s better for your skin than wearing no makeup at all! I agree with their claim. It’s so lightweight and comfortable that you wouldn’t feel you had it on.

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It comes in a cute bottle packaging with a silver twist on cap that looks really luxe. I do appreciate big doe foot applicator like so. It’s able to pick up products like no other.

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I love the formula so much, I need to get the correct shade for my skin tone right away. If you’re looking for a flawless look that’s good quality and great value for money, this product really packed a punch. It’s amazing!

As I was wrapping up this post, I received two darker shades foundation from my pr agent since the first one was too light. So I think I’ll do a separate post dedicated to this product. Don’t forget to stay tuned for the next post if you want to see other color swatches in action.

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Another new lip product line I want to talk about is the Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine.

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The lip shine name is call Velvet Wine. A new formula that’s non-drying and not sticky. Lip gloss that locks the moisture and gives your lips that intense conditioning shine. As far as the wand applicator is concerned, I noticed that it comes a little too big. You need to pull and push the applicator with more force out or in from the tube. But the wand applies evenly and glides on the lips ever so smoothly if I can say so.

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I highly recommend the shades¬†Deep Cherry and Velvet Wine which is beautiful for fall and festive holidays. I just can’t get enough of this lovely color!

lip shine hydro boost
#LOTD On my lips I’m wearing the shade Velvet Wine

I’m loving it! My lips feels so moist, plump and juicy. It’s the best feeling ever for a lip shine in my opinion. It gives a luxurious finish that I truly appreciate. This is a winner in my book. Such a gorgeous formula that I’ll never get sick of.¬†If you haven’t tried this Hydrating Lip Shine yet, I urge you to add this to your makeup bag!

Let me know what you think of these! Have you tried any makeup from Neutrogena? What are your favorite products?

Thank you guys for always reading, please comment and subscribe. I hope you guys enjoyed reading my opinion and how this product works for me.

Wishing you all a wonderful week! I’ll talk to you guys again soon. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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*Please note, NEUTROGENA¬ģ Cosmetics are not currently available for purchase in Canada.¬†

New Drugstore Beauty First Impression

 

Hey everybody! Today’s post I went to Walmart actually and picked up two new products and I also got a new sample product from a PR company that I’ll talk later in this post. There was so much new makeup line actually but I just picked a few and I’m just going to jump right in.

New Drugstore Beauty 2017

I think it’s just time that we do our first impression with drugstore products. I haven’t done that in a minute here on my blog and so I wanted to that and share with your my thoughts. I hope you’re excited to see about them.¬†Let’s go ahead and get started.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost
*Press sample

This product was sent to me for my honest opinion and I’m excited to¬†announce the¬†latest addition¬†to the¬†HYDRO BOOST collection¬†Neutrogena¬ģ¬†Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser.¬†

I just received this product in my mail on Friday and it gives me the opportunity to do my first impression of all the products on the weekend.

Here’s the¬†FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • This lightweight exfoliating cleanser with naturally-derived skin smoothers effectively removes dirt, oil and dry surface skin
  • Formulated with purified hyaluronic acid, it works to increase skin‚Äôs hydration level
  • Gentle enough for daily use

Available September 2017 at nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers and retail price at $9.99 Р12.99 CAD / 141 g depending on where you are located.

Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser

This Hydro Boost has white mini beads exfoliator in it. It smells really nice and fresh actually. The packaging is in a nice tube format with a white cap. It says on the back of the packaging that this product is Soap free, Oil Free, Paraben Free and Non-comedogenic. It also doesn’t contain plastic microbeads in case you’re curious.

I love the smooth, soft and not dried out feeling and not to mention how amazing it exfoliates and cleanses my skin. A new product that’s gentle to the skin, smells awesome and from a trusted drugstore brand you can trust.

Anyways, if hydration is the key to healthy-looking skin for you, then you definitely need to run to your nearest drugstore and get one now.

Rimmel Insta Flawless BB Cream
Walmart

Moving on is the Rimmel ¬†#Insta Flawless Perfecting, Radiant Skin Tint and it’s their new #Insta Flawless collection line at least to me. I’ve the shade Light Medium 6 which is awesome. This is great if you don’t want something too much coverage.

The formula also contains SPF 15 and is available in two shades, Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.

I like the shiny beige tube packaging with the bold pink lettering since it stands out to me the most.

Rimmel Insta Flawless swatch

This can be used alone or under foundation, I used this¬†on it’s own¬†and¬†applied it just like a foundation, with a beauty blender because of it’s tinted formula. I would say the consistency is very much of a bb cream texture. It also smell pleasant too.

I used this all over my face and it just blend I can see that it immediately brightened up my skin and it gives me a lot of radiant actually as well. The coverage is light and it hasn’t gotten rid of any imperfections that I’ve on my face like some uneven skin tone. But as far as light basis I actually really like this. The creamy texture feels comfortable and lightweight on skin. The shade light medium matches my skin tone perfectly. My first impression is this product gives a sheer to light coverage and I would consider this more of a tinted moisturizer than a primer because of the coverage it gave. Since the coverage is sheer it would probably match a number of skin tones even with limited color choice.

At the end of the day, my thoughts is that I’m loving the glow, smell and longevity on the whole. It’s worth checking out if you’re looking for a skin tint that moisturizing and gives a natural but glowy finishing look. I recommend you try this!

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte
Walmart

Last but not least is the L’Oreal Color Riche Matte Lip Liner in Matte Stermind. The name might sound a little cheesy but the product is amazing. I feel in love with this lip liner the very moment I did color swatch as shown here and upon applying it on my lips. It’s so good, so creamy and so full color.

The tip is an old fashion skinny pencil sharpener lip liner. But the fact that it goes on easily and I can fill my entire lips with it, I’m happy.

Color Riche Matte Lipliner

It goes on velvety smooth and I love how opaque it looks on lips. It doesn’t tug or pull and it’s matte. ¬†This creamy matte lip liner is available in the range from nudes to bolds. I’ll be going back to pick a few brighter shades for the coming holidays. Don’t wait, this is a great product you don’t want to miss.

Have you tried any of this product? If yes which one and let me know what you think in the comment.

I hope this was helpful for you guys. Thank you so much for taking your time to read. I really appreciate it. Bye guys!

Sharon xoxo

 

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