The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette Is Finally Here!

 

@Maybelline #Burgundybar

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

Burgundy Bar Palette

This Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette by Maybelline just scream amazing.

#Maybelline Burgundy Bar

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

Closed up Burgundy Bar Palette

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

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

Color swatches Burgundy Bar
First row

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

Maybelline the Burgundy Bar Palette
Second row

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

#EOTD

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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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.

 

New In Rodial Beauty Makeup Range

 

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

#Rodial Makeup Range
#Press Samples

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

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

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

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

#Rodial new palette

Collection includes:

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

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

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

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

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

Another awesome stuff to be added to my collection!

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

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

Rodial foundation color swatch #Rodial

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

Skin tint swatch

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

XXL Lip Liner Rodial

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

Lip liner

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

Lip line swatch @mrsrodial

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

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

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

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

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

dragon's blood lip mask

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

Rodial lip mask dragon blood

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

Mrs Rodial book
Spoiler alert!

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

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

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

My favorite quote from @MrsRodial

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

 РMaria Hatzistefanis

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

 

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

 

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

Sharon xoxo

 

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. 

 

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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New In From Rodial

 

Hey everybody! It’s the first Monday of daylight saving time begins and also mark the coming of Spring. With so many brands launching their new product line in Spring-Summer, I’m sharing with you a brand that I’ve been obsessed with lately.

The other week I received a very lovely package from the amazing beauty team at Rodial and when I opened up the box and saw what was inside the box, my heart skipped a beat! I was lucky enough to receive their latest products and I can’t wait to show you guys what I got. Thanks so much to the Rodial team for sending me all these gorgeous skincare goodies!

#Rodial Vit C Brightening Skincare
*Press Samples

So, let me introduce you to the new in from¬†RODIAL skincare new product launch and here’s the lineup. I got everything full sized, from a bottle of their cleanser, to my favorite gel mask and the biggest tub of cleansing pads I’ve ever seen.

Let’s start with my favorite bit … the skincare!

Rodial C Brightening Mask

First up, I’ll start with my most favorite¬†product from this range and it has to be the¬†Vit C Brightening Mask.¬† I’m lucky to receive this and super excited to use it. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve been obsessed with face mask and especially those with gel formula. So, this is just right up my alley.

Key Benefits:

  • 5% Vitamin C: boosts luminosity and evens skin tone
  • Fruit AHAs: boosts moisture levels in the skin and gently exfoliates
  • Glycolic and Lactic Acid: retextures and renews skin
  • Pomegranate Extract: anti-aging antioxidant that protects skin

Brightening Mask by #Rodial

I’ve been using this brightening mask for almost two weeks now and I absolutely adore it.¬†I applied a thin layer on my skin and leave it for 15-20 minutes for the product to penetrate into skin then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

The Vit C gel mask really helps brighten and add radiant luminosity to my dull skin. It feels super lightweight with dreamy ingredients like blood orange water and pomegranate extract which gives your skin that powerful antioxidant while refresh and awaken your skin complexion. Did I mentioned that I’m loving the fresh fruity scents also. It smells really good and I know I’m going to reach for these over the coming months!¬†Try it for yourself and see if you love it as much as I do!

Brightening Cleanser by @Rodial

Vit C Brightening Cleanser – product that brighten and renew any dull skin complexion. I can see the result almost immediately after each use. My skin looks more radiant and healthier everytime.

Pump Applicator

Key benefits:

  • Vitamin C: Brightens and evens skin tone
  • Fruit AHAs: increases moisture absorption and gently exfoliates
  • Glycolic and Lactic Acid: retextures and renews skin
  • Blood Orange Water: antioxidant and anti-free radical to purify pores

Formula of Brigthening Cleanser

A wake up call for the skin. I like to use this as my daily cleanser because it’s gentle for my skin and this stuff actually removes all dirt and scraps off my makeup effortlessly. It’s a gel cleanser that’s silky to use while leaving my skin feeling soft and smells refreshing.¬†This stuff is as good as it sounds. You’re going to love it!

Rodial Cleansing Pads

Vit C Brightening Cleansing Pads – is actually my first time I trying them so that’s why you don’t hear me talking about it here in my blog. I was both curious and excited to try it out. It was the best thing ever. This pad is jam packed with pure vit C¬†and other good stuff. With this amazing properties of Fruit AHA acids and Vit C, it leaves your skin feeling firm and with more tone in a long run.

Key Benefits:

  • Vitamin C: brightens and evens skin tone
  • 1% Fruit AHAs: boosts moisture levels in the skin and gently exfoliates
  • Glycolic and Lactic Acid: retextures and renews skin
  • 0.5% Salicylic Acid: refines pores to reduce and prevent blemishes

Cleansing pads by Rodial

If you like double cleanse as part of your skincare routine, then you’re going to like this. These pads are really soft and it makes cleansing quick and easy.

@Rodial Skincare

I can’t get over this brand.¬†This range is incredible and I couldn’t recommend more. I feel like this stuff¬† *might* just be a skincare dream goal.

If you’re a fan of Rodial, I’d like to know what’s your all time favorite product is? If you’re new to this brand, definitely go and check out their products. <here>

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 me for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Must Haves – Beauty & Fashion

 

Hey guys! Wanna know what products I’ve been loving and thought you might want to check them out for Spring Must Haves? Then let’s skip the introduction and jump straight into the gist of it. Since we’ve been blessed with such beautiful spring like weather last two weeks, I’ve been out and about shopping at my favorite store. So I picked up a few things that I really like!

Sprung into Spring

Let’s talk about BEAUTY¬†for a starter.

Lancome Veris in Lovve

I’m a Lancome addict and¬† when I saw this¬†Lancome Vernis In Love Nail Polish¬†at Winners when I went shopping two weekends ago, I was overjoyed to find this hidden gem.

Lancome Nail Polish

I’m loving the formula and the color which I have in the shade Douceur Vanillee.¬†It’s not to thick nor thin, and the color is just amazing. It looks great and classy which I really like. It’s an everyday color that I can wear it the whole time. It stay well and haven’t chip even after day 5.

Douceur Vanille #Lancome

Not to mention the brush applies easily and my nails being fully covered in 2-3 strokes. It’s buildable for a more opaque finishing.¬†For about $19 (CAD) per bottle this worksas good as the Deborah Lippmann nail polish. I’d say it’s on par. You got to try this! It’s really that amazing!

FASHION

Rockport Clog Shoes

Shoes –¬†Well, you see I don’t live near Winners so that¬†days of picking up a few new affordable pieces for my wardrobe at every change of season are over. But whenever I got the chance to shop there, I like to go a little crazy with my shopping spree.

If you know me, then you know I love almost everything leather. I find them to be really durable and long lasting. This especially holds true when it comes to footwear materials. So when I saw this beautiful Red Rockport Clog Sandals, I know I’ve to get it for good measure. No, really I picked this up because they made the most comfortable shoes. I’ve a few pairs in the past and they haven’t let me down. This slip on sandal is easy to wear with almost anything, from denim to hot pants or summer dresses. Well, at least that’s how I’d wear them.

You see, I also wanted to pair it with my red bag as seen below. I feel like I’m going to be wearing this combo for the rest of the year!

This could be the most comfortable sandals ever and I’ve been really loving it!

Lauren Ralph Lauren Corssbag

Bag – when I said I splurge a little on my bag collection. I mean it! One of my mini goal this year is to be a more I guess aware consumer. I used to be someone who if I see something I like, I don’t too much about it and if I can afford it I’ll just buy it but I want to be a shopper where I’m a little more conscious about the environment.¬† I want to make sure that the things that I’m buying is going to be used for a very long time even if that means I’m paying a higher price tag for it. If it’s something of quality and will last me for a good while, I would rather do that.

Inside Lauren Ralph Lauren bag

So,¬† picked up this adorable Lauren Ralph Lauren Crossbody Bag¬†that’s red and it’s screaming my name. Regular price tag is for $110 but I’m paying a reduced price at $69.99 which is quite a steal, don’t you think!¬† It’s of 100% leather material and was made in Indonesia. It’s perfect to wear as a crossbody bag or on the shoulder as shared on my Instagram post. I really love the good compact size of this bag. It can store cellphone, coins, cash and so many other things in it. So many compartments for cards and there’s also a pen holder just in case. They think of everything even to the smallest detail which I truly appreciate.

Closed up look #RalphLauren

It’s like a wallet but with a strap on it and suprisingly roomy on the inside. The long strap is adjustable and I really like the cute heart shape on gold metal zipper and hardware.¬†I’m loving x10 with this crossbody bag.

So those are some of the stuff that’s a must have for Spring. Definitely make sure you check them out.¬†Leave me a comment down below and tell me what products you like me to try this Spring!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and read. You can find me online on my social media and if you’d like to get notification of a new post, you can follow me on my blog post.

Happy shopping!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Pixi Beauty Cruelty Free Makeup

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

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

Pixi Beauty Bronzer
Beauty Bronzer + Kabuki – $24.00

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

From Left to Right:

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

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

From Left to Right:

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

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo

 

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My Top New High End Skincare Products (Beauty Highlights Series)

 

Hey everyone! Thank you so much to stop by my blog post. With the New Year we tossed for good health, joy and for some a new blank pages on the book for us to fill. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing with you another new content that I’ve been so excited to share them with your guys here in my blog.

I’ve just finished working on Part 2 on this series and had so much writing about it. If you’re interested to read more of this type of posts, don’t forget to hit that subscription button on the right sidebar.

SothyParisNewPressReleaseSkincareYouthfulCream
*Press Release Samples

Even if it’s clear how much you’ve help to protect my skin to continuously look and feel youthful, it certainly won’t hurt to put that feeling into words.¬†Yes, it may sounds cheesy for you but I’m going to do it anyways. Are you ready for it? Well then, let’s do this!

First off I like thank the pr company for sending this package to my mail box. I’ve always love beauty products by Sothys Paris and I’m truly lucky to have this opportunity to do a review on their newest Youth Cream skincare line.

SothysYouthCream

I can’t stress enough how important it is to take good care of your skin and making sure to protect your face with good quality formula to your skincare routine is a vital step.

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What I love about this product is the rich and creamy texture. Apart from that, this stuff is fragrance free, so it feels super gentle and kind on the skin which I really appreciate. The formula is so soft and smooth in consistency as if you’re wearing silk on your skin.

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The formula is infused with two botanical active ingredients which helps fight against oxidative stress and signs of chronological ageing. I’ve been using it for more than a month and have been loving it so much. You got to try it!

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Micellar Cleansing Waters are products I use on a daily basis. I like using cleansing water because it’s not too harsh for my skin. You see, winter weather makes my skin ultra dry so I try not to add unnecessary cream products that makes it worst. On a contrary, I seek anything hydrating for my thirsty skin.

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You can either use this stuff with a cotton pad or muslin cloth and then go ahead to remove all the makeup residues off the face.

MicellarWater

You light up my life with this magic formula. My skin doesn’t feel overly dry with the micellar water.

Sothys Paris Youth Cream
*Deluxe Samples

I can wear you all day. You must noticed that I’m obsessed with every single Sothys products that exist. I’m going to talk about this two deluxe sample products that I was excited to try them out as well.

Restructuring Youth Cream –¬†to restore, fight¬†against visible signs of ageing: wrinkles, even deep ones and skin slackening.

Redentifying Youth Cream –¬†¬†is to regenerate,¬†restore a radiant complexion that is full of vitality while reducing the visible signs of ageing. For each has its own functions but bottom line is to help keep your youth.

As with all Sothys products, this restructuring and redensifying youth cream are a lot pricey than your average drugstore. But if you’re looking for a youth cream that really does a fab job to fight the signs of ageing then these products are for you!

What I love about this Sothys Paris is that the formula feels like silk and consists of top notch BP3 Tri-Complex ingredients.¬†I’m so lucky that I’ve the chance to try you out and I urge those of you who wish to keep your real age to yourselves … definitely give this one a go!

So those are a few of my top new high end skincare products. I’d love to know if you guys have any recommendation products that I should try.¬†Don’t forget to share in the comment section which product is your favorite?

Thanks again for staying with me till the end and I love you very much [muak]! Until next time.

Sharon xoxo

 

Also available in the new range are the Vitality, Firming, Restructuring and Redentifying Youth Creams. You can find them in institute and spas throughout Canada. 

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. This is not a sponsored post. 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Daily Moisturizing Body Care

 

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

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

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*Press Samples

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body cream by Palmer's

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

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

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

Body lotion by Palmer's

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

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Last but not least is the Coconut Oil Body Oil.

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

Body oil Palmer's

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

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

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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A Peek Inside My PR Box

Welcome to my second blog post of 2018 everyone! I’ve been back to blogging for a week now and I’m so excited to be sharing with you this new series that I’ve been working on to create since last December.

I’ve been receiving many PR packages from brands that I really love and I thought it would be great for me to show you and talk beauty related stuff with you guys. I’m so overwhelmed and grateful to all the brands that have sent me such amazing products to test and try.

I like to give a trendy shoutout to Mr Kim for sending me these amazing pr samples all the way from Korea. A big thanks to you!

#Pack-Tory Mask Pack
*PR Package

When it comes to¬†K-Beauty face products, you can put any of their skincare products on my face and I’d have no complaint whatsoever. I think I’d be quite happy honesty. I’ve been obsessed with Korean skincare brands for the longest time and since I‚Äôm also a huge mask lover as it is, I thought I’d give them all a go and break them down for you. Let‚Äôs see if they make it into my face mask box!

#Pack-Tory

I really like the the box packaging and it would make a perfect gift for your friends or a gift to surprise yourself this coming Valentine. I got two packs of Moisture Hydrogel and two Anti-Aging Hydrogel Mask by Pack:Tory in this cute box. For a retail box, it comes in a pack of 8.

If you’re in the market to look for a get ready skincare that’s both hydrating and helps anti-aging for your skin these Gel Sheet Masks are made for you. If you’ve been experimenting dry patches in the winter, this mask will sort it out in no time. It’s a quick fix for the skin!

Gel Face Mask by Packtory

If you’ve dry skin like me, you need to be very choosy about which masks you put on your face. Many¬†masks that promise to purify, shrink pores and remove blackheads are¬†extremely¬†drying. Instead, look for masks that offer hydration, soothing, or added moisture and hydrogel mask is a great option for those with dry skin.

Inside each pack, you’ll find two separate gel pieces like so. The first half is for the top as shown below and the other part is the bottom half.

Testing

It feels cooling and very lightweight. I really like how hydrating and skinly smooth this product make my skin feels after. The next two days my skin still feels soft and that’s pretty amazing in my opinion.

With the Hydrogel Anti-Aging pack that I’ve tried, i ntoiced my skin has improved significantly. I would repurchase when my sepnding budget permits.

I’ll definitely make room for these masks in my stash. This stuff is amazing! Kudos Pack:Tory!¬†

#Skinae Patch

Next is¬†Skinae Acwin Plus Derm Acne Spot Pimple Absorbing Cover Patch.¬†I’ve heard many great things about this popular product among Koreans and I was so lucky to have the chance to try it out for myself.

Acne Patch by Skinae (Korea)

This product is fragrance free, alchohol free and cruelty free which means no animal testing. Product contains one sheet of patches with 20 patches.

#Skinae Instruction Patch

I get pimples occasionally so this stuff is really great help. When I see a pimple started to form I just put this patch on and leave it overnight and take it off in the morning, the pimple was gone! It works really well on zits, wounds, acne and zits, I’m quite impressed!

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The thin clear hydrocolloid patch feels similar to a hydrogel sheet mask in texture, adhering your skin strongly even through showers and washing. You definitely need to give this a go! I highly recommend it.

Skinae Collagen Eye Patch

Last but not least we got Skinae Phyto Collagen Eye Patch that comes in a pack of 15 sheets. This product is nature-friendly eye patch with no animal originated ingredients.

Individual Packet by Skinae

I’ve been testing out these eye patches non-stop for the last two weeks. I can see my dark under eye circles and puffiness gone each time I use them. I need to try out this longer to see if it reduce the fine lines on the skin. This stuff is so lightweight and comfortable you wouldn’t even noticed you had them on.

Skinae made in Korea

This patch is smooth and soothing on the skin. I really enjoy this stuff.

EYe Patch testing

It’s easy to get distracted by all the different types of Korean beauty products out there, but if you’re a k-beauty lover, try visiting Amazon website to start your year off right!

Leave me a comment if you like reading this type of post. I’m excited to show you guys all the goodies I received from the PR brands. I love to hear your thoughts and if you enjoyed reading this post.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you’re new to my blog, make sure you follow me on my blog.

Sharon xoxo

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What I Got For Christmas 2017!

 

Happy New Year 2018 everyone!

Welcome to my first blog of 2018! I hope you had the most amazing break. It took me longer that I anticipated to kick start my blog after a long holiday. I called it recharging!

So, in today’s post I’m just going to show you what I got for Christmas. It’s just a bit of fun and I love to hear what other people get as well.

Yves Rocher Hand Cream

Well, I’m going to start with some hand creams I got. These are all things I got from my loved ones on Christmas. They’re pretty random stuff and that’s what I like about them.

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A holiday edition Yves Rocher Hand Creams in four scents. If you haven’t heard about Yves Rocher, it’s a #1 Beauty Care brand in France. And in this gift set you get a¬†Coconut, Mango Coriander, Bourbon Vanilla and Olive Petitgrain. They all smells amazing¬†but the Olive Petitgrain is definitely my top favorite. It smells so good and so relaxing. I really like the floral scent!

The fragrances are pretty strong in a good way and they linger on for hours.

It feels like it definitely does what it says on the packaging – my hands feel hydrated, smooth, nourished and ready for the long cold weather. On top of that, it’s also paraben-free¬†and they’re not tested on animals. What are you waiting for, dive into botanical sensoriality product line right now!

Tile Mate

Moving on to the next thing I got under the Christmas tree is this Tile Mate Key Finder by Infineon. You can get yours online at Amazon for only C$29.99 a pack.

Tile key finder

It’s smalll and thin which makes it easy to loop it on anything you don’t want to lose for example your phone, backpack, keys and so on. This is game changer, I used to be forgetful when it comes to where I leave my car keys, but everything changed after I installed this. So easy to use!

Tile Mate Infineon

It’s so easy to install. Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it‚Äôs nearby but out of sight.

A smart device that allows you to find things at your finger tips. Don’t fall behind the bandwagon, join the largets lost and found network right now with Tile!

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Everyone in my family knows I couldn’t go on my day without coffee in the morning. So what better gift to receive than a coffee mug that show the coffee production, right! I know it’s going to be my most favorite mug since my little boy chose it while they went shopping at Stokes. Thank you for this thoughtful gift. I love it!¬†

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Next thing I got is a Marseilles French Press by Stokes. The original price is C$14.99 but it’s on discount now for only $7.98 that’s close to 50% off. The description on their website says it’s crafted using plastic and borosilicate glass, this press will keep your freshly brewed coffee at its ideal serving temperature.

I haven’t got the chance to try this product yet but today feels like a good day to make my own freshly pressed coffee. I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning and I also like the sound of no one talking to me while I drink it!

You also GET 10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER when you sign up to receive their newsletter.

ASUS SONIC MASTER

I save the best for the last and it’s the¬†ASUS SonicMaster¬†a gift I received from my hubby. Honestly, I don’t care much about notebook or laptop as long as it has a soft and comfortable keyboard to type on. I also like if the laptop is lightweight and easy to bring around not mention a nice and sharp widescreen LED with good sound effect.

My fingers are twitching to type on these keyboard after my hubby helps me installed all the programs and apps that I need for blogging.

As always thanks so much for stopping by and read. Hope you find this post interesting and helpful.

What’s the most random thing you got last Christmas? Share it in the comment below.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Skincare Junkie Must Haves|#BlogmasBagMonday 3

 

Hey everyone! Welcome back to #BlogmasBagMonday 3. In today’s series, I’m going to be talking about my winter skincare because since I’m spending a lot of my winter at home trying out lots of new skincare products from brands that were sent to me. You guys know that I love skincare and I’m slightly high maintenance so after trying out these products for the past one to three weeks or so. I’m here to share the good news with you guys.

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But before we jump in, I’ve a confession to make. I got ahead of myself with all these blogmas thingy and out of excitement I went ahead and pulished a bonus post on the Bochery’s skincare product review. If you’re interested to read more about my two cents opinion, just click to the link.

#Blogmasbadmonday #3

Long story short, instead of only two skincare products, I decided to throw in an extra two more products from Fresh¬†to talk about this week. Most of the stuff here, I’ve tried for more than a week and some much longer.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration cream

I love this Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream a lot and definitely go through it pretty quickly since winter make my skin really dry and I need all the protection this deep I could get and this moisturizing cream is the answer.

I can feel a litle tingle when I first had it on but this product really make my skin feel so good and moist. It’s quite rich and it’s really hydrating, so I love that. It’s super effective and after you use this your skin will be the softest it has ever been.¬†If you’ve never tried it, definitely go check it out. Love this stuff!

Fresh Vit Nectar moisture glow
*pr sample

This is the Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream and this is when I go out to the grocery or pick up my kid. I adore the fruity scents of nectar, it smells amazing! The texture is just incredibily lightweight and it’s just another moisturizing cream that I wear on top of the deep hydration face cream I was talking about earlier.

I really really love this citrusy scent of the face cream. It’s nourshing but not heavy which is a really good thing. This stuff will leave your skin with that healthy looking glow but most importantly, it does keep my skin moist in the day. It’s a perfect gift for any skin type.

The cutest thing in this series is the Soy Face Cleansing Milk. I got this from my Sephora Favorite Ultimate Skincare Vault box awhile back and I finally get the chance to try it out recently. Normally to remove my makeup, I of course have my favorite drugstore makeup removing cleanser but since trying out this stuff¬†I find¬†myself reaching for the latter one more. With this cleanser, you can actually smell the soy milk and floral scents that I really liked. It’s super effective to remove your makeup and leaving your skin squeaky clean. I just love it! I’ve been using it non-stop and will be going back to get the full size for sure.

Fresh Instant Glow highlighter
*pr sample

Lastly, we’re on to makeup stuff now. Last but not least is the Fresh Face Instant Glow Luminizer in Sunset that I’ve been so obsessed with.¬†It comes in a tube packaging and I find it to be very convenient to bring anywhere I go.

I just want to show you how insanely glowy this highlighter was. Can we just take a few minutes to admire it! This stuff is so pigmented, a little goes a long way.¬†This is the one that kind of rose gold in color highlighter. I was expecting it to be subtle and not expect it to be more like pop. I need glow a lot of these days of my life and this is just perfect. I think there’s only two colors that I know of. The other one is Starlight which is more of a white silver. I love that and this is so good!¬†I like to dab it on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow as highlighter. So this is definitely one of my favorite highlighter.

To me that’s a few things that I think any skincare junkies would need and appreciate. I don’t know if it’s a must haves for you but it’s like how a huge skincare junkie would need. So I hope you found this useful and definitely check them out at Fresh or Sephora website.

Let me know if you’re a skincare junkie and let me know what are your must-haves skincare products in the comment below.

I really love all the products I’ve tried from this brand and all my other products that only skincare junkie will understand. So that’s everything on this week’s Blogmas Bag Monday. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this and don’t forget to check back next week for the final series of Blogmas Bag Monday week #4.

The products that I’ll be trying for our next and last Blogmas Bag Monday #4 is this.

Aveeno EczemaCare

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you’re new to my blog, make sure you follow me on my blog.

Sharon xoxo

 

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