Rodial Bee Venom Micro-Sting Patches – First Impression

 

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend! You guys know that I love trying out new products and when one of my favorite brands Rodial asked if I’ll be interested to receive free sample for an exchange of my honest review of their newly launched Bee Venom range, Micro-Sting Patches by Rodial, I couldn’t say no to something this cool. They’re a brand that I 100% trust and so here’s my first impression.

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*Press sample

In case you haven’t heard of Rodial before, they’re a cosmetic brand that offers not only makeup and bodycare but also skincare products in the UK. These Bee Venom patches are manufactured in Korea and inspired by Mesotherapy. They claims that each patch is made from pure Hyaluronic Acid and Bee Venom and is designed with 350 micro ‘cones’; to more effectively deliver this potent combination of ingredients.

I’ve never being stung by a bee or wasp before and neither have I tried anything this crazy before in my entire life. I’m curious and honestly I couldn’t resist to give it a test drive. Just to point it out that this is not your normal patches you find at the drugstores. It’s the Bee Venoms Micro-Sting Patches!

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Inside the package, you get four sachets of two patches nicely packed in each as seen in the photo.

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Here how the patch looks like up closed.

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Before

I don’t have crow’s feet or wrinkles on me yet but I’m always very concerned with any signs of advanced aging and frown lines. Yes, I frown a lot and these patches are what I need now, a product that can instantly helps provide a plumper and smoother effect on my skin.

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As I pressed it on I could hardly feel the microneedles pressing my skin and there’s no pain whatsoever. I leave it on for 30 minutes and let the patch does its work. I didn’t feel any tingling sensation that I was expecting.

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It’s so easy and convenient to wear. Just put it on and go on with your life then come back 30 minutes later to peel it off. And voila!

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After

When I peeled it off, there were tiny indentations left behind but no redness or sensitivity at all which I’m quite impressed. I check my skin after on the mirror and noticed a smoother surface on the area where I just peeled off the patch.

I did notice a slight plump on my forehead area and that’s all I can tell you for now. My first impression is that I really like this product, and I’d continue trying them out for a little longer before I give my final thoughts and opinion.

Rodial is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rodial website, Nordstrom and Amazon. You can get them here for £90.00.

Note: This product is not recommended for people who is allergic to bee stings.

Have you tried this product before? If yes what’s your thoughts and opinions.

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Summer Skincare Must-Haves|AVEENO & NEUTROGENA

 

Hey everyone! So we’re smacked up to the beginning of summer. It’s about 80 degrees where I am right now. So, I thought it would be probably a good idea to have a little chat about sunscreen today. I’m going to show you some of the sample products I just received in the mail from Aveeno and Neutrogena.

Aveeno Summer Must Haves
*Press Samples

I’m a very firm believer that the best sunscreen for you or you could possibly use is the one that you would actually be using. The one that you’ll apply and reapply as much as needed. I love to wear sunscreen with high SPF pretty much everyday in the summer. Yes, I tend to get burn to crisps quite easily, so let just say sunscreen is my life saver.

So many products are out this year, so  many great products actually. I’m super excited because I’m having so much fun doing this review. This year both Brands are introducing their must-haves new mineral sunscreens.

Aveeno Mineral Sunscreen

AVEENO Sensitive Skin SPF 50 – It claims that – this new and improved mineral sunscreens are formulated with naturally sourced 100% zinc oxide and active natural oat to combine effective broad-spectrum UVA sun protection with skin soothing benefits.

I can’t leave home without sunscreen especially when I go for a vacation. So, I’ve been wearing it religiously during our trip to Ottawa and have been loving it. I also shared it with my family members and appreciate how it helps protect our skin from being baked by the UV light. A sunscreen that has a nice and natural soothing scents which reminds me of the beach. I really like the smell even though it reads on the bottle as fragrance free. Honestly, I was intrigued by the non-greasy mineral sunscreen formula. This product isn’t greasy at all and the best thing is that it doesn’t irritate skin. The only cons I can think of is that it leaves a white cast on my dad’s darker skin, but I haven’t found a physical sunblock that doesn’t. If you have dry and sensitive skin then Get yours here!

Baby Sunscreen Aveeno

Next new product is the AVEENO Baby Sunscreen SPF 50 – I’m very happy to have this sunscreen for my 2nd grader. He spent his summer outdoor very much everyday and this is a must-haves for him to wear it whether for soccer or swimming in the pool. I love all Aveeno’s products so I wouldn’t hesitate giving this to him. It’s a brand I trust. Get this for your baby.

Aveeno Cleanser

This is one of my favorite Positively Radiant Cleanser, it leaves my skin feels so soft and completely clean. This is a win. I love the formula, I love the way it smells so natural and slightly medicinal. Available in drugstores.

Daily moisturizer

For younger, oilier skins this lotion alone should be plenty for all day moisture and protection while leaving your skin hydrated. For a daily moisturizer that works, this might be just the ticket for you, too.

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Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial –  is a gentle treatment you leave on for just one minute in the shower and because of the steam, it helps to exfoliate and brighten your skin. I noticed tiny micro beads that’s great for exfoliating death skin. If you’re someone who love multi-tasking when in the shower, this In-Shower facial won’t let you down. Find it here! 

Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

AVEENO Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial is a deeply hydrating moisturizer that you apply at night. It actually reminds me of the Laniege Sleeping Mask which I’ve been reaching for lately. The formula feels very lightweight on skin and it smells so amazing. I’m also amazed at how quick the product absorbs into my skin leaving skin hydrated and smooth. Smells like a walk through the enchanted forest. Another good thing about this product is that it’s oil free and leaves a soft glow on skin

I think this would make a perfect moisturizer for warm summer night. It’s not super hydrating as other night cream I’ve tried during winter months but this just hit the mark. It’s your summer must haves product if you’ve normal to combination skin typed. Your skin is going to thank you for it. You got to try it. 

Makeup Remover Wipes Aveeno

AVEENO Make-Up Removing Wipes – this product contains Total Soy Complex that not only help even out skin tone and texture but visibly transform dull, uneven skin into brighter, more radiant looking skin. I have tried this wipes over the last few days and I’m satisfied by how well it removes my eye and face makeup. This wipes feels a little thicker than other drugstore brands I’ve tried in a good way. I really appreciate its durability. A wipe that cleans and remove all the dirt and makeup with ease. If you haven’t tried this – here’s the link.

Sheer Zinc SPF50

Another two new and improved mineral sunscreens this summer are from NEUTROGENA and it’s their Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 and Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 which I’ll talk about next.

Mineral Sunscreen has increasingly gain its popularity over the past years and was lucky enough to receive package containing a top-up of some of my most-loved Aveeno and Neutrogena products. So I thought I’d put together a post combining these two brands and to tell you a little bit more about some of my favorite skincare items from the collection in case you were interested in trying any out.

If you’re into mineral sunscreen then you just have to try this Neutrogena Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50.  Then your quest for mineral sunscreens ends right here. 

It claims – this gentle formula delivers superior broad spectrum protection against burning UVB and ageing UVA rays – with 2x better UVA protection than the leading mineral sunscreen. It’s mild even on sensitive skin, and it’s free of fragrance, parabens, phthalates, dyes, and irritating chemicals.

With summer officially here, sunscreen with high SPF UVA protection is a must-haves in my household. I love to know what’s your must-haves skincare products this summer?

Sheer Zinc Facial

Next is the NEUTROGENA Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 50 – it’s of 100% zinc oxide UVA. A new revolutionary product that helps prevent sunburn. I like how easy it applies and doesn’t leave any white globs and disappeared into skin rather quickly. I appreciate a good consistency product which is neither overly liquidy nor thick. This mineral sunscreen is on my check list. Try it out for yourself! 

Body Stick Sunscreen

I’m very excited to be testing out the Ultra Sheer Facial and Body Stick Sunscreen by Neutrogena. This is my first time seeing sunscreen in a stick format. My first thought was a deodorant but a sunscreen with SPF 50+ in a stick – this I’m intrigued to try. Love the amazing scents and I like that it glides on like a dream. No mess on application and so convenient to use. A travel friendly packaging that’s leak proof and the best part is that you can just throw it in your purse. This mineral-based stick sunscreen won’t clog pores, and it helps to prevent signs of aging while protecting your skin. Waterproof and lightweight, for a full face and body UVA protection, try this mineral sunscreen the next time you’re out and about.

I’ve already posted it in my Instagram because I love it so much. I’m very much into skincare right now. Aveeno is hands down one of my favorite drugstore brand.

If you’re new to the brand definitely make sure you try some of the products that I’ve mentioned. Let me know what you think and if you love Aveeno and Neutrogena as much as I do!

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

Sharon xoxo

 

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Japanese KOJI DOLLY WINK Liquid Eyeliners – REVIEW

 

Wow! Again, I can’t believe how fast another month has gone by. It’s only last week I celebrated my birthday. In this post, I wanted to give a shout out to my lovely daughter who knows me so well.

This is the best gift ever! She knows that I love Dolly Wink liquid liners and the rest is history. I couldn’t get enough of this liquid eyeliners ever since I tried it. This could be a very possible contestant for the Sharon’s Beauty Awards. And for me to receive three of my favorites Dolly Wink, I was so happy I almost passed out.

It’s the only liquid eyeliner that I will swear by. xD It’s fantastic! Keep reading to find out my entire thoughts about the eyeliner ~ It’s definitely a MUST HAVE eyeliner.

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In case you’re not familiar with the product and its origin, Dolly Wink is a Japanese brand produced by the Japanese model Tsubasa Masuwaka, who represents the Gyaru trend which literally translates to gal in English. Dolly Wink is a brand presented by Koji as you can see on all their packaging.

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I’ve this same liquid liner when my daughter first bought it back for me from Japan. I fell in love with it instantly. It’s exactly like the Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner but so much better. Honestly, this is one of the best eyeliners I’ve ever used.

Love this eyeliner. The brush is so easy to work with, it goes on black and the thin brush allows you to create a perfect smooth lines and sharp winged liner sections a breeze. The formula is very long lasting and waterproof. I could tell you this is the only product that doesn’t smudge and stay on even when I’m crying my eyes out (when I get emotion) – LOL.

Dolly wink liquid liner

The shade I got is in Deep Black and although it’s not the blackest color I’ve seen, I can say it’s color is pigmented.

I really like the cute packaging of this eyeliner pen. The product comes in a pink color pen with golden ornaments all over and a black cap.

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It makes my eyes look so flattering and bigger.

DW Pencil liner

Next I’ve the Dolly Wink Pencil Eyeliner in Black. A pencil type liner with a creamy soft touch. It’s break resistant and so easy to apply. As you know, I’m a sucker for cute packaging so this design is right up my alley. It’s so pretty and kawaii!!!

I’ve been holding off to trying any pencil liners for the longest time since I couldn’t find a real easy to blend pencil eyeliner that would glide on like a dream.

I did my first impression today (Sunday), and I’m in love with this liner. It’s so easy to use and I’ve no issues in drawing thin or thick lines. The color payoff is amazing and it gives a matte finish which I really appreciate.

Dolly Wink pencil liner

In the swatch above, the pencil eyeliner is matte while the liquid pen is glossy. If you’re into liquid eyeliner and likes to draw thin sharp lines, I think the first one is for you.

I try to smudge it on the above picture, I hardly rub it and so glad it stayed! It won’t budge at all. I wore it from morning till night time and it lasted me for a good 12 hours wear. Good news is that even though it’s waterproof, it’s easy to remove using warm water or the eye makeup remover.

So, for my first Dolly Wink pencil eyeliner (kohl) review, it’s a keeper in my makeup stash. I know I’m going to use it almost everyday.

Here’s the look: Line my upper lash line with the pencil eyeliner, pardon the not so good line here.

DW liquid liner No 1

Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Super Black packaging version is red color pen with golden ornaments all over. It’s so cute and looks expensive.

I love how the brush is very thin because it makes getting a precise line easy and simple. The tip applicator is identical to the Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black. Making wings and cat eye liner is so, so quick with this eyeliner.

Dolly Wink No 1 Liquid Liner

Here’s a swatch of the colors. I really love how pigmented these eyeliners are.  They’re smudge proof and dries quickly as claimed but the best part is – you can easily removed it with just warm water. Forget the fuss of makeup remover. It comes off easily.

These eyeliners didn’t come cheap, it costs my daughter a whopping $45 for these three eyeliners. So based on the price of these eyeliners, they’re a pretty expensive eyeliner but Dolly Wink is a very popular brand in Japan so I’m not so surprised. Yes, they’re more expensive than the typical drugstore liquid eyeliner in the US but I promise they’re so, worth the price!

I highly recommend this brand if you’re into pencil eyeliners. Have you tried Dolly Wink Eyeliners?

And that’s all I’ve for now! Comment below if you’ve any suggestions or thoughts you’ve for my blog. I’m open to all your ideas!

I hope you all have a wonderful day/evening. I love you and take care!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Do You Need It? Essence Makeup Bronzing & Highlighting Palette

 

Hi guys! Today’s I’ll be talking about this new palette by Essence Makeup well maybe not new new but it’s definitely new to me. It’s the Glow Must Go On bronzing and highlighting palette and I picked up mine at my local drugstore but it’s also available at Essence’s website if you want to check it out.

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This palette is a collaboration with beauty youtuber and this one bronzing & highlighting palette is with Serena from Beautylab. I like supporting beauty youtuber who works hard and get their name out.

There are four available and the one that drawn me the most is called The Glow Must Go On, a bronzing and highlighting palette! 

Really like the outside packaging and design of this palette. It’s made of cardboard material but very sturdy. It’s a nice size for travelling and small enough to fit into any makeup bag.

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In this palette, you get a highlighter, two eyeshadows and three beautiful shimmery bronzers. There’s a small brush to help you apply the products but I prefer to use it for touch ups only. To me it seems like a perfect “getaway” palette for holidays. You can also use the glowing highlighter or bronzers on your eyes, to add them some more shine.

This palette is amazing. I was blown away when I swatched these. They feel so creamy and pigmented.  “the glow must go on” palette has three different bronzers in warm.

If you want to know if it impressed me or not, read on!

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L-R: Honey Glow Highlighter, Cinnamon and Sandalwood Eyeshadows 

The Cinnamon eyeshadow is described as brick orange while Sandalwood is more like medium dark brown shadow. I was drawn to the Sandalwood shade as it’s chocolaty and looks like a rich color.  As for the Cinnamon, it’s more dusty than the darker brown and the pigmentation isn’t the best but can be built up a bit. These two eyeshadows are matte and can be used as bronzer if you like to mix things up a bit. I used the Cinnamon shade as transition color or on the crease and the Sandalwood on the outer corner.

Next is the Honey Glow highlighter which gives a frosty finish that I really like. It’s pigmented so you don’t need loads to achieve the desired look.

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Next are the swatches of the trio power Glowing Bronzer. The bronzers are in copper,  bronze and pink shade. The finish of the bronzer is super metallic and looks very well on warmer skin tones. Brunettes with yellow undertone will love this!

The texture is very soft. It’s buildable as well as blendable. The shades are beautiful but the drawback for me is the shimmery formula.

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This small brush applicator is useful to apply highlighter or touch ups. I find it’s too big and flat for your eyes and too small to use for your face.

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Oh boy, am I glowing!!! The highlighter is my only favorite from the palette.

Overall, I think this is a nice palette if you’re looking for minimum color palette which is easy to work. It’s not a terrible palette if you like glowy bronzers which I’m not really a fan of. The design got my attention and the fact that I’m supporting a youtuber in her collab with Essence. Sadly,  as much as I want to like all of them, it’s a miss for me. I would say don’t waste your money, there are other drugstore palettes out there that offers more for your buck.

Hope this review was helpful to you! If you do decide to try these palettes, let me know how they fared with you!

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New Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Palette by BH Cosmetics

 

What’s up you guys? Welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is going to be a very exciting one because I just received my Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition 21 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette in the mail two days ago. When I opened it – my heart skip a beat.

I was going to do a different post on beauty haul but that would come shortly.

This palette is so much better than I thought given I only paid $19.50 for this palette. Hearing so many amazing things about her first palette, I can only imagine how much more awesome this palette will be. I’m shaking with excitement as I unwrapped this bad boy. SPOILER ALERT – It’s gorgeous!

Now let’s get started.

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From what I learned, the newest collaboration from BH Cosmetics and Carli Bybel is a turn up version of her previous palette. In case some of you didn’t know who Carli Bybel is, she’s a huge youtuber with over 5 million subscribers on tube.

She already has one BH collab, I never purchased it which makes this even better thing for me to get because I don’t have the original.

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This is a gorgeous palette, it’s luxurious and the color selections are amazing. The outside design of the packaging is cute. It’s a very large palette which I like but not practical for travel at all. It got a nice big mirror and it says “aspire to inspire”. It’s a nice cardboard packaging, it’s not going to get too dirty and you could wipe it clean.

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The packaging is huge but not bulky in thickness whatsoever and there’s a magnet closure on the lid which I really appreciate.

7 new shades

Deluxe Edition has all the previous shades plus seven new shadows and three new highlighters. The shadows and highlighters marked with a smiley emoji symbol are the newbies, FYI.

In this palette EVERYTHING is creamy and buttery to perfection.

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If you guys just look at these shadows. These shadows just screams spring to me. Look at the mauvy, purple and peachy shadows. The colors are absolutely stunning just by looking at it. So, let’s into swatching.

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1st row

I’m using a finger swatch without any eye primer or eyeshadow base on my arm. I swatched the shades for you guys and as you can see the pigmentation is incredible especially those shimmery ones.

Here’s the top row of shadows. Can we just stop and be mesmerized by this rosy pink shade (second on the right). That’s such a beautiful color. So much pigment and shimmery reflect. The last one the right has the same color except it’s less of a pink that you see here.

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2nd row

I was sucked in the most by the mauvy shadows in the middle. Isn’t it an amazing color that’s perfect for spring? I’m so excited I want to play with all the shades in this palette. Don’t forget to stay tuned as I share exciting #EOTD makeup on my Instagram the coming days.

The matte shades have lovely pigmentation and blended very well in my opinion. The shimmer shades are soft, buttery and highly pigmented with no effort required to get intense color payoff. They’re just stunning!

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3rd row

The eyeshadows are mainly neutral easy-to-wear shades, making this a great palette for every day and I find myself reaching for it often.

It has pink and plum shades in addition to gold, bronze and copper. The gold color second from left is pure stunning. I really like the versatility you get from this palette.

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Guys could we stop here to admire these beauty. You know that these sections are for highlighters ONLY!

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The left highlighter is an icy peach highlighter that has a warm to it. The golden highlighter on the right is one of the new hues. Oh my gosh! Just look at that! It feels like they’re super intense and almost…creamy. I don’t really know how to describe this. I can’t even tell you … you definitely need to get this palette I’m telling you.

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They threw in four other incredible highlighters that are insanely gorgeous. Here’s the final row of highlighters with a new icy shade (far left) created for porcelain skin tones verse the warmer tones for women of color. I’m in love with the two middle highlighters currently. Let me know if you like to see a makeup tutorial in the comment section.

These are the most pigmented, rich and beautiful highlighter I’ve ever seen in my life. Absolutely stunning! I can tell you, the formula is out of this world. Seriously!

My two cents opinion, Carli makes it so affordable for everyone to purchase this. I’m loving the new shades of highlighters in her deluxe palette. The colors are gorgeous, and EVERY color here is usable! This palette is a steal for this price and so worth it. I can’t say enough about this palette! GO Get it!

The BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Palette is available for $19.50 (pre-order sale) at BHCosmetics.com.

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May PR Unboxing

 

Hi guys! Today is a PR mail unboxing. I show everything I get in the mail. I open everything up and I actually unboxed everything for you guys. If you want to see any detailed reviews of these products, leave your comments below, you guys know I read all your comments.  So, let me know which you want me review first.

So, let’s get started with this PR unboxing.

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*PR Samples

I’ve this Weleda, they’re starting to sent out PR products which you guys know I like that. I got a few samples from them in my mail recently. I’m super excited about that. Shout out to M2 Brand and thank you Weleda!

I got the Age Revitalizing Day and Night Cream, Evening Primrose Revitalizing Body Wash, Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery and last but not least is this cute Mighty Essentials travel bag. All products mentioned here are available now at Weleda online website.

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There are six skincare products catered for different skin types and skincare concern. Here’s a closeup look of what’s available on their website.

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First thing first is the Calendula Intensive Skin Recovery cream. It says here on their website “highly concentrated, soothing care for minor skin irritations and sensitivities. It’s ideal for sun exposure and after shave.

I love to be productive whenever my health allows, so last weekend as I was clearing some cedar bushes in my garden, I noticed later that my hand was super itchy with red bumps. I suspect my skin must be allergic to the cedar plants. Couldn’t have gotten this on a much better time. I applied it on and it makes the irritation less itchy and and clam the redness. I’ll continue to use and report back of any new developments.

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Next product I got is the Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Day Cream. Note that the products are cruelty free (no animal testing) in case you’re wondering.

It says on the packaging –

  • Certified Natural
  • Organic, Wild crated ingredients
  • No parabens
  • No GMOs
  • No aritificial fragrances or preservatives

This is my first time trying out the day cream so yes I’m really excited about that. I really like the consistency, it feels amazing and very moisturizing. I tried it on my hand and I notice it gives my skin a nice glow-y look. One thing I want to put it out there is that you certainly could to smell the scents of the primrose oil. I love the aromatherapy scents that feels so relaxing. I don’t mind the heavy primrose smell because it fades away eventually and it didn’t linger on which is good news.

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I went through a lot on night cream so I’m excited to try this one out tonight. I find the consistency of the night cream is a little thicker than their day cream. Both creams are not sticky or tacky whatsoever. These applies very well on skin.

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Here’s the consistency of the day cream that I want to show you guys. I really like the texture to be honest. It’s not runny or too thick to blend. So, I like it.

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I really appreciate samples that comes in full size especially when it comes to body wash. So, as I was doing the unboxing and saw this big tube of  Revitalizing Body Wash, I know I’m going to share it with my hubby. Yes, I’m excited for that  as well!

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Last but not least, I also got in the box, a Mighty Essential Travel Bag which is so cute. It includes five essentials that’s a must have when you’re travelling or on a short vacation. I’ll be going for a few short trips this summer so this comes very handy.

Weleda, Europe’s leading certified natural and organic skincare. This bag is crafted with purpose by using hand-selected plants and its source from fair trade partnerships around the world. If you want to learn more about the products and farms visit their website . You also get $3 off any one full size product with manufacturer coupon. Expires 03/31/2018.

Here’s what in the Mighty Essential 

  1. Skin Food Ultra-Rich Cream – replenish dry, rough skin from head to toe
  2. Arnica Massage Oil – soothes and restores sore muscles
  3. Almond Soothing Facial Lotion – calms and nourishes sensitive skin
  4. Salt Toothpaste – with baking soda to whiten and clean teeth
  5. Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash – antioxidant rich oil to moisturize dry skin

So, that’s about all that’s in my PR unboxing and let me know if you like to see more of this type of posts on my blog.

What are your favorite products from this brand? Let me know in the comments!
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Disclaimer: I received these products for free in order to facilitate this post. Although I received these free products, all thoughts are my own.

Youtube Made Me Buy It – Makeup Products

 

Hi guys! If you’ve been following my blog, you may already know that I’m a makeup addict, and for most of you who have no knowledge of my beauty product addition! Just so that you know, in fact next to reading blog posts on all different topics, watching beauty bloggers on YouTube is something else that I love. And yes, I take their opinions seriously!

I found out, on YouTube of course, makeup products they swear by it. So, here’s Youtube made me buy it products.

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I did my Sephora online order recently using ebates cash back for 4% returns and for those of you who aren’t familiar with ebates, click here to find out more. I’ll also put a link down below if you care to check it out. In case you’re wondering, no I’m not paid or affiliated with ebates. I’m sharing good news of earning cash back as you shop.

Sorry I went tangent, let’s get back to the point. I got Nars Radiant Concealer and Sephora Matte Lip Color, while the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea skincare travel set has been sitting in the storage room for a couple of months because I didn’t got the time to try all of them out. So sorry about that guys! There are so many products that I wanted to test run for you guys but with so little time.

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Sephora Luster Matte Long Wear Lip Color in Ruby Luster. You can get them at Sephora and there’s 12 colors to choose from.

I’ve never tried any Sephora brand lipsticks before and I was super excited to give this a test run the moment I got it in my hot paws.

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I really like the applicator because it’s a flat doe tip so it’s very easy to line your lips and just turn it over flat to fill in the color. It doesn’t have any scents at all, that’s actually a good thing because like most lip products the scents lingers.

What is it? 

  • It’s a matte liquid lipstick with a subtle sheen
  • It’s long wearing and hydrating
  • Has rose seed hip oil
  • $16 at Sephora

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It’s the most pretty bold matte color that you must have in your life.  The color is so pigmented and long wearing. Definitely feels lightweight on the lips as if not wearing anything at all. I like how comfortable it make my lips feel. It doesn’t feel sticky whatsoever but you’ve to be extra careful when applying this. A precision hand is required so that the product won’t stick on your teeth. Overall, I find it glides on smoothly and the best thing is that it gives you a pretty nice kissable lips. Don’t you think?

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It doesn’t dry down to completely matte as you can see here, I actually kind of like the slight luster of it. It’s subtle and not drying on lips and it doesn’t give the matte finish I was expecting. I wore it the other day when I picked up my son and I got so many compliments from other moms.

Bottom line: This is not really a con because it says it’s a luster matte. So it’s not Matte guys. If you want matte go for the Matte Lip Creams by sephora collection. In conclusion, I really love this lip color. It looks flattering on me and the claims are on point. So yay!

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Custard. I got a deluxe size for now because I want to try out this shade before committing to the full size.

I think this is the product that I’m most excited out of my three purchase. I’ve been wanting to try out Nars concealer for a while now and this will hopefully be one of my first purchases in the line if all goes well.

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I’m always on the hunt for new concealer products to try, so when I saw one of my favorite youtuber raved about it, I’m down to give it a shot. I’ve been dying to try this out and boy was I impressed with the full coverage on the under eye areas. It’s creamy and works very well with any foundation. I didn’t notice any crease or crack from this product. Also, it’s multi functional which I really appreciate.

Let me just say that this is a pretty custard shade which I really like. I really like that it covers my dark under eyes circle very well and it looks fresh on the skin. I want to point it out that the formula could be a little bit thick and heavy but if you use a beauty blender like I did to blend, you wouldn’t have any problem because it blends out really easily.

I’ll definitely get a full size tube on this one.

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Make a Splash Hydrating Skin Saver travel set (LE). Whew! That’s quite a mouthful! I got the set awhile ago and the last time I checked, they’ve something similar which is also a limited edition of the Hydration Vacation Skincare travel set.

This product has me very excited.

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Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer – My skin has always been at some level of dehydration. That’s part of the reason with me having a dry to combination skin. At my age, I’ve lost the overproduction of oil and developed dryness quite drastically. So, I was very keen to give it a test run.

It’s thin and gel like but it’s very hydrating. This is a formula that dry skin users will benefit most from. It quickly absorbs into skin without leaving been greasy or oily. It just leave my skin with a nice glow that isn’t shiny but dewy finish. It’s actually great for both day and night use which is a rarity in the gel moisturizer world .

Another thing I want to mention is that it has a slight lavender scents which I wouldn’t be very concerned about. But if you’re someone who doesn’t like scented or fragrance smell in your skincare products then you might want to skip this.

All in all, I’m very happy to have try this. It’s a very nice gel moisturizer and considerably more hydrating than other gel moisturizers I’ve had the pleasure of using in the past. This is such a great treat for my dry skin.

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Deep Dive Cleansing Gel – It removes make-up and leaves my skin feeling clean & baby soft. One important factor is the fragrance. This is “lavender oil-infused” and has a lavender that’s very pretty and relaxing. However, like I mentioned earlier if you’re sensitive users then you might not love this.

A product that marketed for all skin-types. It claims to remove makeup, soften, hydrate and brighten skin tone thanks to Vitamin C. It does a good job removing foundation and color cosmetics and rinses clean away.

It works well as a cleanser should be but I find it to stripe the moisture out after use from my ever drier skin. Anyways, I’ll continue to use it till its empty.

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Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist – This is the third product from this travel set. With my dry skin situation, I welcome and am a fan of a more dewy makeup look so I like this product.

According to Tarte’s website it says as follows: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist is a new four-in-one facial mist that acts as a primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist, and skin refresher. So far, I’ve tried only with the misting and I can say it feels refreshing and the mist is an even mist, which I appreciate. From my experience, this is a good product for my combination skin. It keeps my makeup intact.

I’ll be working on trying it out as a primer the next coming days. I’ll report back on the development once I get more use of the product.

I really hope that you enjoy reading my latest post. So glad to find these products to be actually working on me. Shout out to the Youtubers that made me buy it.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? What has Youtube made you buy in the past? I’d love to know what products you guys would recommend that I try, so please leave me a comment down below and tell me what your favorites are!

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Tester Wednesday: Lise Watier Rivages Eyeshadow Palette – Swatch & Review

 

Hi guys! Welcome back to Tester Wednesday. Every week I rotate my makeup bag to test out products for a whole full week or find new makeup favorites that I haven’t tried before or testing out products from my first impression after a full week test run.

So, let’s get started.

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Last week, I was testing a lot of products from Lise Watier which I really like and quite impressed with. So today, I thought I would share with you my thoughts and opinion on my new favorite Lise Watier Rivages Eyeshadows Palette.

I got this from their warehouse sale and the moment I saw the packaging and the color selections I knew I had to get my grabby hands on it.

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As always, Lise Watier impresses me right off the bat by housing their products in carefully thought out packaging. Judging by the Rivages packaging, it makes me think that this design was inspired by timeless elegance.

I’m SO grateful that it’s in my collection as this palette is just such a beauty.

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When I look at this palette, I personally think that it could easily stand as a knockout on its own without the other supporting products. Look how gorgeous the colors are!

It housed ten beautiful eyeshadows in a brass edged and opalescent shell-like lid compact with a rose-mauve interior. The underside of the lid features a large mirror, perfect for makeup on the go which I really appreciate, and two duo-ended sponge tip applicators which I don’t use since I prefer to use my own brushes.

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Inside this palette there are ten shades:

Top row: a soft corn yellow/ a muted moss green/a peach pink/ a plum & a deep wine red, kinda like a cool marsala

Bottom row: a soft blush pink/ a light mauve purple/ an icy blue pink/ a deep red bronze & a deep purple black

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Color swatches on bare arms

All the shades also have that characteristic hard texture typical of Lise Watier eyeshadows, however these ones at least felt a bit more buttery than previous palettes due to its powder-cream formulation.

I’m really blown away by the colors and formula in this palette. Just admire how insanely pigmented these shadows are. Best thing is, you don’t even need a primer for these shadows and they last all day with only moderate fading.

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The $54 price tag for ten shades of the Rivages palette is quite pricey, but if you don’t have an extensive eyeshadow collection or if you happen to see it at a warehouse sales for a discounted price, then by all means get this immediately. You’re going to like it.

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Overall, the Palette Rivages is a hands-down must-have in my opinion, the quality and value of it is just beyond amazing. This is a perfect summer shadows I know I’ll be wearing all summer.

Have you frequented any beauty warehouse sales lately? If yes, which brand is your favorite and why?

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Spring Scenery Beauty Products

 

Hey guys! It’s February and it could only mean two things. Romance and spring is coming! Yup, I could totally feel the change in the air this morning. Since Valentine’s Day is only a stone throw away I’ll showing you guys some of the product samples I got recently from a (*)PR company for an exchange of my honest opinion.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I like to keep things simple but memorable as well. So, there’s nothing worst than being unprepared for that special night. Am I right! If you’re overwhelmed by tons of products and how to, don’t fret! I got you covered with these beauty products that will have you feeling confident and ready for love.

Let’s take a peek what’s inside this PR box:

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*PR Samples

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, give your skin the ultimate date night prep with ACURE Moroccan Argan Oil in Rose. It smells amazing! Makes me feel like a rose! Aaah!!! You should really try this. It doesn’t feel greasy at all once it absorbs to skin. I used it to massage my body and it makes me feel so relaxing and smells awesome. I did tried it as a face serum too since cold weather makes my combination skin incredibly dry. I applied a small amount on my dry patches and 5 days later I could see sign of improvement on my dry patches.

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I got Acure Quick Fix Correcting Balm that contains argan oil and starflower. I really like the scent of this balm. It smells amazing! This argan oil comes in a tube packaging which  Initially I thought it was a lip balm corrector but it wasn’t. This borage and argan oil could be used to soothe calm fine lines and wrinkles plus chapped hands, feet, stretch marks and cuticles. I’m very excited to this a little longer before I share my thoughts and opinions on it.

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Super cute packaging! Ohh, isn’t it so lovely? This Honey Lip Balm is by The Green Beaver Company. This is my first experience with this brand and I’m falling head over heels on it.

I can’t really explain the scents of this lip balm but if I’ve to put the scents, I would guess it as a natural and raw beeswax smell. As I applied it on my lips, I could feel this creamy moisturizing formula enveloping on my lips. It feels so gentle and balmy. I didn’t notice any heavy or tacky feels on my lips which I really appreciate.

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This product is made with 100% natural essential oils. Behold this Lafe’s Natural Deodorant Twist Stick Bliss in Iris and Rose. Retails for $6.99 on their website. Available in four other amazing scents.

I’m not a huge fan of deodorant but this just changed everything. I’m now hooked! Awesome products that lasted all day. It has a strong fragrant scents that lingers on. If you like floral scents then this one is made for you.

Note that this product is free of aluminium and propylene glycol in case you like to know.

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Weleda is a multinational company that produces both beauty products and naturopathic medicines with it’s headquarter in Switzerland.

I got this bottle of Jardin De Vie Grenade (Pomegranate inspired) by Weleda together the my PR box. It comes in a 1.7 fl oz color gradient glass bottle packaging. It’s minimalistic though pretty. It says here on the box that this was inspired by the exotic fragrance of Persian gardens. The ingredients are alcohol and perfume from essential oils.

“Grenade” is exactly like this: Sweet and fruity. Honestly, it could be a hit or miss for me. I don’t love or hate this fragrance. I don’t have anything negative to say about it except that I personally will not reach for. The scent is too strange for my liking. I want to like it but it’s not happening. But I know some of you who likes pomegranate, orange and vanilla would definitely enjoy this fragrance.

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I was sent two products from Weleda and the next product I got is their Nail Care Pen. The packaging is simple and sleek. One side has a soft brush where you turn the bottom of the pen for products before applying on nails and cuticles.

I haven’t tried this product yet but I’m all excited to give it a try. It’s that time of the year for my nails to take a break from nail polish after the holidays. My nails could need some tender, loving and care.

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This is a random product which I wouldn’t expect to receive from the company. As you can see from the image, this toothbrush is not just any toothbrush. It’s a Travel Toothbrush by Radius Tour. If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’m a sucker for cute things. So, when I saw this unfold, snap and brush travel toothbrush, I was floored. The fact that this is a cruelty free product and you can easily find it on their website or at Amazon, Well and Walmart.

I like the soft brittle brush and concept of a replaceable design very much. I like that it’s eco-friendly too. If you’re an environmentalist who is in the market for a cruelty free and travel friendly toothbrush, I say give this brand a chance.

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Last but not least, I also received these travel samples for body and hair by Acure. I’ll report back once I’ve tried them in the blog. And in the meantime, if you’re curious to know more, check out their website link for more details.

What do you think of these products? Comment below which product appeals to you the most.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Stay tuned for more popped up makeup products which I’m so excited to show you guys.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Tester Wednesday: Fortune Favors The Brave : Review, Photos & Swatches

 

Hey guys! Welcome back to Tester Wednesday. It has been a while since I talked about Makeup Revolution (MUR) beauty products. I ordered a few palettes online a few months ago and had been putting all these goodies on the back burner. Well, better late than never right!

So, today I thought I’ll share my first impression review on this beautiful palette. This palette is quite special because it was created in collaboration with Jane Cunningham.

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This is her palette that she’s been working on with Makeup Revolution and had finally launched it last March.

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This palette retails for £9.99 which is a great price value for a drugstore brand. Why did I say that? Continue reading and you’ll find out why.

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Let’s talk about packaging for a second. It comes in a matte gold which makes it look much more luxurious and houses 30 eyeshadows, large mirror which I really appreciate and a simple dual-ended eyeshadow brush.

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This is a 30 pan palette. I really love the color selections she created. The shadows are for everyone, irrespective of age or tone according to Jane.

I like that she added four baked eyeshadows in the mist of all these amazing color shadows. They’re super pigmented and very metallic. Looks so pretty all over the lids. Love love this!

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Here’s what you’ll find in Fortune Favors The Brave palette. You got light sheen and mattes, metallic bursts of color heading through to the darkest shades of black, plum and navy.

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All the shades have names which are printed on a plastic sheet. Nope! I’m not complaining at all, I like to see that effort being pour in naming these shadows. Win in my book!

I’m most excited to show all these gorgeous color swatches down below.  All swatches are with one swipe directly from pan without primer.

1st-row-swatch

Row 1: Glimmer, Buffer, Peachy, Hope, Fortune, Skylight, Transformer, Midnight Rainbow – the middle Hope and Fortune are my favorite shades

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Row 2: Ice Cloud, Golden Coins, Cashmere, Tip Top,  Green Machine, Smoothie

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Row 3: Caffeine Fix, Latte, Pink Diamond, Creme, Drama Queen, Lonely Planet, Blacqua.

4th-row-swatches

Row 4: Soft, New World, Favour, Sunset Hour, Super Gold, Winning, Brave, The Revolution – and at the end Winning, Brave and The Revolution are also some of my favorite shades in this palette .

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Here’s a quick eye look I created.

The overall quality of the eyeshadows is good. There are some less pigmented shades like Glimmer, Peachy, Midnight Rainbow, Tip Top, Smoothie, Latte, Crème, Soft and Pink Diamond which require a bit more work and building up to get a desire intensity. Other shades are smooth and well pigmented. They’re easy to blend and they stay all day without bulging on eyeshadow base I wore for this first impression review.

I highly recommend it if you’re on the market for an affordable and good quality product from a drugstore brand. Overall, I’m quite impressed with the wear time and happy with the look. It performs well and I got nothing bad to say about this palette honestly. It’s a versatile palette that would look gorgeous for anyone.

I love that MUR is accessible to everyone on price point with no loss on quality. Best thing is that you can get this at Amazon, ebay, Ulta and Superdrug stores.

So what do you think of the ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ palette? Comment what you think. I love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Stay tuned for more popped up makeup products which I’m so excited to show you guys. Bye!

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Promo Monday: Love Contours All Palette by NYX [Review + Swatches]

 

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Happy New Year to everyone! Christmas has been so  amazing and I’ve really enjoyed the break, not to mention I got my hands on a few treats too.

My first treat is the palette by NYX which I picked up at my local drugstore (Pharmaprix or Shoppers Drug Mart). And it’s the NYX Cosmetics Love Contours All Palette. This palette retails for CAD$26.99 and it comes with fifteen products where nine been the eyeshadows. So this is a very good deal for the price.

Honestly, I’ve no idea that it’s going to be so versatile of a palette when I saw it, as I thought it was just an eyeshadow palette and no, this is the ultimate palette to travel with.

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As you all know I’m obsessed with eyeshadow palette and what’s so neat about this palette is that it comes with highlighter and contour. I don’t remember owing this kind of combo in my collection but let me tell you that I’m delighted. Super excited! Can you tell!

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They’re great for those with all skin types and truly look amazing on the skin! I’ve been using them everyday for the past week and into the the holiday season and I’m so happy with the results in photographs as well. I love the texture of this product.

When you opened up this palette, you’ll see a ginormous mirror. It’s stable and sleek which is great for storing or travelling.

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I’m glad to say that all shades are nicely pigmented and are easy to blend, the contour shades are the most pigmented part of the palette, so I’ll be using this palette every day.

The low point is there’s no shade names on this palette which is a bumped. I always love when palette has shadow names on them. It might just my thing but thought you might want to know.

I’ve swatched everything for you guys below. These swatches are with one swipe  on my hand with my finger.

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I was impressed to see so many varieties of shadows from this palette. Looking into this palette, you get 4 shimmery shadows and 5 mattes but the White shade ones look like a satin and not a complete matte. The shimmery shades are really pretty they’re pigmented and they’ve a  beautiful finish to them. My favorite is the pink shimmery one on the right.

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As for the matte shadows NYX nailed it. They’re super pigmented but not necessarily in a bad way. They’re pigmented and easy to apply on the eyes. I’m loving it.

I really like the color selection, where you get the cream shade which is very necessary, a deep brown, a deep plum, black, and lilac which I think is very cool to have it here.

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I find the color payoffs are amazing except with the taupe-y shade ones. But it’s a pretty shade don’t get me wrong.

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So you got two very different highlight and contour shades in this palette.

The one on the right circle swatch is a Pearlized pink icy iridescent highlight and the matte warm brown contour which  I noticed a little too dark for my skin tone. I tried it on my crease and it was the best decision I’ve made. The formula is so pigmented with buttery feels on it.

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Left circle swatch is this Super bronze highlight and Light Brown contour which is a cooler tone. I like this color contour better. It’s super blend-able and are easy to work with.

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Bottom row (L-R): for Eyebrows, you got a taupe-y brown and a deep brown. I haven’t tried these yet since I’ve been reaching for the Essence Make Me Brow Gel Mascara lately. The texture is quite nice and smooth. Another thing I wanted to point out is that they’re completely matte.

Overall, I’m impressed.  I just can’t say enough good things about it. I really feel like NYX Cosmetics are trying to bring an affordable yet professional range to the drugstore shelves and I welcome that with open arms. I’m so thrilled I’ve my hands on this palette really. You got to try the color swatches the next time you’re at local Phamaprix.

I definitely see myself reaching out for this palette. The quality is there, NYX never lets me down. I’m always happy with their products.

As usual, I want to thank you all so much for having a read of my post. I’ve been so lucky to have had such a great response to all my posts this year, so again thank you guys.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Blogmas Day 19- Essence Cosmetics First Impression

 

Hey guys! As with December coming to an end, I thought I’d do one last first impression post because I’ve actually found quite a few amazing things I wanted to talk about! So, today I’ve a special post which was probably the brand I was so excited to work on.

Yes, it’s Essence Cosmetics makeup brand as you can see from the title of this blog.

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I would like to give a quick mention of this cute sparkly silver metallic photo box I found at Michaels Stores though.

And the products I picked up from Maxi are the following: Essence Make Me Brow, Essence Pure Nude Make-Up, DIY Eyeliner and Camouflage Cream Concealer.

If you’re still in the hunt for to fill your stocking stuffers then these makeup products are just perfect.

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I remembered mentioning on my twitter last Saturday that I had a Women’s Christmas Banquet to attend and I took advantage to try all the products out. I wore them from 9.00am till noon and when I checked everything were still intact. I checked again at  6.00pm that same evening I was surprisingly impressed. Nothing major to report of fading foundation.

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First up is this Pure Nude Make-Up Natural Finish foundation in the shade Pure Sand. If I’m not mistaken, Pure Nude is one of their new collection line by Essence.

I love this foundation. It feels light weight as if you not wearing anything at all, yet evens out my skin and it stays nicely for at least 8 hrs with no need to touch up at all.

The packaging is super cute! I comes with a pump with a slim and simple packaging. Love, love it!

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I really like the pigmentation of this formula. It’s not too thick and feels more like a tinted moisturizer than a standard foundation would be. You can see from this image that it has an extremely runny formula but can be built up to a light/medium coverage.

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The downside is that it has only 3 shades, but it worked for me…love it! The plus side is it has a light-medium coverage, has a natural finish, and lightweight on wear, great on combo-normal/dry skin.

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If you looked two images above, you can see the scar on my arm but with blending the formula, it covers the scar completely with a small amount of products.

The finish is natural looking and non-made-up feeling as promised! If you’re new to makeup, this would be a great product to try given the price and quality you get from it.

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Next thing I got is the Camouflage Cream Concealer in  Natural Beige for CAD$3.99.  It comes in a duo cream pan.

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I like to use the lighter peachy one for under eye circles and the beige shade for concealing blemishes. The formula is great given it’s my first impression. Why do I say that… the cream is soft and love the amazing finishing coverage it gives.

From how I wore them, I would describe the coverage as medium, but definitely buildable if you apply more layers as you go along.

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I’ve combination dry skin and it doesn’t cake or dry up on my under eye areas like many concealers do. And it’s so creamy and smooth on application. It’s really easy to pat in with the fingertips and voila! You’re done!

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My take from my first time experience with this concealer is amazing. I don’t see any creasing or dried up effect from the whole day wearing with I’m quite impressed with. Above all, it’s a great value product with affordable price that I suggest you give this a try.

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Another love from this brand is their Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara in Browny Brows.

Honestly, my first impression of this brow gel was that I was going to hate it but I was completely wrong. I noticed it has a perfect dark, ashy brown that matches my brows perfectly.

The spoolie pick up a nice amount of products and with one dip is enough for both of my brows. It combs and fill in my brows nicely without resulting to flaking or smudging at all. I’m loving it. Another winner in my book, Essence.

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It really coats my sparse yet unruly brow hairs, fills in the gaps in my brows pretty well and gives a nice natural kinda bushy look. My brows never feels so proud. Super natural finishing look, stays for long hours and great value for money.

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Last but not least is this Dip Liquid Eyeliner I got in the shade Black.

This is not a waterproof eyeliner but it works dang well.I love how dark it applies and the color was an intense matte black look.

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The tip applicator is an ultra soft one with good precision. I love my winged eye look and I know that I’ll have good use of it. I’m happy on how very easy this apply.

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Here is the swatch for your eyes only. Hope you’ll be convinced.

What do you think of these? Have you tried any of Essence’s makeup. Comment below if you’ve.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ve a lovely week. [muah]

Sharon xoxo

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