Hit Or Miss?

 

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Today’s post is about the products that I purchased at Marshalls not too long ago. You can definitely stumbled upon some hidden gems if you’re lucky enough.

Zoe Ayla fish style brush

If you’ve never tried Zoë Ayla Beauty before then this place is a great place to start. You’ll definitely end up falling in love with the brand. When I saw this cute Luxurious Fish Style Foundation Brush at the store, I told myself this is the one.

Brush Tapper #Zoeayla

Available in five pretty fish shades and my favorite is the rose gold. The overall design is super cute and so elegant to look at. I really like how beautiful and soft these bristles are. This is definitely a hit and the winner in my book. I love it so much!

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I like to apply my foundation or bb cream with a beauty blender or the Zoë Ayla foundation brush which is compact and super quick to use. It’s amazing how pretty it buffs in my foundation. My go to foundation brush recently has been the Zoë Ayla foundation brush which is super soft buffing brush that doesn’t aggravate my sensitive skin. Need I say more! Grab yours today!

Pixi Beauty

Book of Beauty – Brow Know How Powder Palette by Pixi Beauty includes 4 highlighters and 8 brow shades and not tested on animals. I picked this one up because it’s a great price. It’s only marked down for $12.99 at Marshalls which I think is a good steal.

Book of Beauty - Brow know how

A convenient kit that’s travel friendly and a great beauty book for makeup artist. If you’re working on doing makeup for friends on a wedding event, than this would be very handy.

#Pixi Book of Beauty

You can find brow shades that fits or you can also make your own cocktail shade from these lovely pans.

Dark Taupe

I like to use the highlighter onto my brow bone and the brow shade that I’ve been going back and forth with is this dark taupe on the second right row. A nice shade that I’m comfortable wearing. Just the perfect color for my brows.

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To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of powder brow because of my sparse brow so I’m quite pleased to see it does a decent job done. You can mix the brow shade to get your best match. There ‘s really no right or wrong shade.

 

 

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Overall, I’m quite impressed by the pigmentation and the looks that I’m able to get from it. The problem is not about the quality of this product but more about my preference for creamy pencil brow but if you’re on the market for some powder brow then you got to try it!

Hemp bath sponge

Last but not least is this cute brick like Hemp Exfoliating Sponge by Zen New Zealand.

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Close up look of the product material. I like taking my shower with body wash with a good sponge scrub so this stuff is right up my alley. I particularly like using it during the summer time. The reason why I like to use this stuff over the summer time is because it gives my skin that nice exfoliation my body desires. I guarantee you’ll feel and see an instant results after getting out of the shower!

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Inside was made of a squishy sponge while enveloped by natural hemp strings. I notice the texture to be really nice and comfortable. It’s not too rough or hard for the body which I really appreciate.

I found so many awesome brands at my local Marshalls. I HIGHLY recommend you check out your local store and see what products they’ve because you can definitely save some money!

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products out!

Have a great week!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.  I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

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New In: Diamond Concealer by Rodial

 

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

Let’s get started!

Luminous concealer by #Rodial
*Pr sample

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

#Rodial Diamond Concealer

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

Doe foot applicator

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

Key Benefits:

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

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

Comparison

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

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

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

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

It’s a new week, make it count! 🙂

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. 

L’Oreal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

 

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

Packaging Paradise Enchanted Palette

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

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

12 eyeshadows by L'oreal Paris

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

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

Paradise Enchanted Scented Palette #2

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

Paradise Enchanted Scented Palette #3

I think these shadows applies quite well and the texture is easy to work with. It feels so soft and very silicone-y to touch. Correct me if I’m wrong but I haven’t seen a texture like this from L’Oreal yet. The formula is very pigmented and I’m loving the warm color tones selection in this palette. There’s so pretty and just right up my alley. The palette contains both matte and shimmer shades all of which had the same creamy consistency that blended easily with little to no fall out.

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

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

Happy July to you!

Sharon xoxo

 

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

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.  I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

Elf Cosmetics Color Correcting Stick|First Impression

 

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

Each color corrector has its own function:

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

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

Elf correcting stick

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

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

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

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

#elf color correcting stick

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

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

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

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

Have a great week!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

Summer Must-Haves: Bath & Body Works

 

This summer heat is getting to me and what better way than to go in a well air-conditioned giant mall right? And that’s what I did! Saw that Bath & Body Works are having a semi-annual sale up to 75% and so I want to do a mini haul today. They’re all Bath & Body Works stuff.

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I’ve a few items that I wanted to show you.

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Wallflowers Fragrance Refills is on sale now for $3.00 a bottle on their website or in-store. I’ve been so obsessed with the Honeysuckle and Freesia scent currently so it was my first pick followed by Fresh Cut Lilacs that smells incredibly amazing as well. I love the scent in my bedroom, I just can’t get enough of this stuff.

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I got this Glitter Fish Nightlight because I think it’s super cute. It’s the design, it’s all about the designing for me! This reminds me of the ocean and sea creatures which is quite fun. Also available in several shapes and designs.

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Oh my gosh! A fun fish with soft glow and glitter fish feels so relaxing. Paired plug with my favorite fragrance refill, it just smell so summery and nice in my bedroom. I can stare at this cute fishy all night! Love it!

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I also picked up this Black Mini Perfume Spray which I know I’m going to be wearing it alot for the rest of the summer. It comes in a spray format which is really cool. I can’t wait to wear this in the summertime. It smells really nice! If I can just describe what it smells like, it has a strong musky note to it. I think it’s very sophisticated but without over the top, you know what I’m saying. It’s also so convenient to just drop it in your purse. I absolutely love it! So go give this a smell if you’ve at Bath & Body Works near you!

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I bought these for my car. This is a Car Scentportables in New Car which I’ve been looking for ages ever since I got my new car. I always love the scent of a new car so this stuff is right up my alley. It comes in a cute  individual pods or disc like so and I just love how portable and easy it is so use. I haven’t tried this yet in my car, it’s supposed to continuously last for up to 4-6 weeks! I’m really excited to try this one out and with many road trips coming our way this summer I know we’re going to enjoy our car ride more with this!

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I actually bought a Coco Shea Cucumber Body Wash because of my hubs. He loves body wash very much and I’ve to admit I like it too. I just couldn’t resist a creamy and moisturizing body wash. This is the nicest feeling body wash and I think it’s very refreshing and cooling, or should I say cool as a cucumber after each shower.  I think this one is going to be my new summer favorite. On top of that, it’s on sale for $3.16 a tube which is such a great steal!

I’d love to know what you guys have been loving from Bath & Body Works! Leave me a comment down below and tell me what’s been floating your home-decorating boat over the past few weeks! Happy shopping!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.  I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

Marshalls Mini Haul

 

Doing a mini haul is my one of my favorite past time! Many of you have requested for a haul post over my Instagram and this time I’ve decided to expand the haul not only on beauty products but sharing some additional picks over here.Today I’m talking all about my favorite picks for this summer. There are so many to choose from but below are some of my favorites!

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Scented Candle Pure Harmony Balance CAD$3.99 – I’ve fallen in love with scented candles over the past few months and this candle jar smells amazing. Because I love trying out new and different scents of candles, I prefer a smaller glass jar where it’s convenient and you could place it wherever you want. Definitely try this scented candle out.

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  • hand poured in a heavy weight glass container with metal lid
  • richly scented candle, 15 oz; Burn Time: Approx. 56 hours
  • lead free cotton double wick

Surround yourself with this delightful scent that relaxes your senses!

Italian Shoemaker

This Criss-Cross Sandals by Italian Shoemaker is so comfortable and lightweight. It has such an attractive upper. Seriously a style you can wear all day, every day whether it’s around the house or you’re out and about. This style is one that everyone should have in the closet! I love them, and I’m sure you will too! Now on sale for CAD$39.99 at Marshalls.

OStyle Essentials Wild Rose Eyeshadow Palette

As per usual, my haul will not be complete without an eyeshadow palette. Wild Rose Makeup Collection by Style Essentials is probably my ultimate product pick. It’s my first time trying out this cruelty free makeup brand and I’m really happy with the purchase.

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You get 12 matte and shimmery eyeshadows with an additional 3 cheek colors for just CAD$9.99 a palette. I love the rich pigmentation. Any fan of the brand will love this as the shades are super-wearable and the packaging is gorgeous. It’s pretty good value for what you get too – 15 gorgeous shades in total. If you like to read a more detailed blog review, don’t forget to check back later.

Playtime lingerie

Last but not least is a lingerie piece that I’ve been meaning to get since last spring. With this hot summer days, I couldn’t deny my love for tank top at this moment. A sexy but practical bralette to wear under any tops this summer. It’s unlined and it’s wireless. Most comfortable bra ever! I want to wear it on a daily basis so I’m definitely going back to pick up another one or two in different colors to match my outfits.

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Back view

I adore the cute and detailing of these laces. It comes with a sturdy front hook too. Winning! I appreciate the style of a bralette – it provide a reasonable amount of support for small to average busted women. They all come in a few sizes for only CAD$9.99. You really can’t go wrong with this one. Let Playtime Lingerie inspire your inner temptress!

I hope this post is helpful and if you like to read more of this type of post, comment below by telling me which are your favorite type of haul you want to see next.

As usual, thank you so much for taking the time to read. Have a beautiful week ahead!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.  I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New In From Laura Mercier Cosmetics Photos & Swatches

 

Laura Mercier PR Package
*Press Samples

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

#Lauramercier new launch

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

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Concealer

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

Concealer wand applicator

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

Color Swatch Concealer

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

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

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

Hey Sharonoox

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

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

3 Matte Clays: 
Lave Glaze
Rose Clay
Earth Clay

Air-light Setting Powder 

#Bohemechicheyeclaypalette

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

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

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

Setting powder

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Monday!

Sharon xoxo

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

Sephora Birthday Gift 2018

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

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

#Bite lipstick
$24

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

Bite Lipstick swatch

This matte color swatches so beautifully!

Matte Cream Lip swatch

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

#Bite Lipstick
Regular size: $26

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

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

#Bite Lipstick Color Swatch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.  I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

My Favorite Drugstore Skincare Products: Aveeno & Neutrogena

 

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

#Aveenous PR Package
*PR Samples

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

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

#Aveeno Sunscreen

Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AVEENO® Positely Radiant 60 Second-In-Shower Facial 

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

Aveeno moisturizer swatch

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

Neutrogena Hydro Boost

NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Gel Cream

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

Hydro boost swatch Neutrogena

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

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

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

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

Neutrogena makeup remover wipes

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

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

In closing, thanks for stopping by to read. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram posts for more uploads!

Happy Monday!

Sharon xoxo

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

 

 

 

NYX Wanderlust PARIS Photo, Swatches & Review

 

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

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

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

NYX Packaging

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

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

Wanderlust Paris set

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

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

NYX eyeshadow swatches
1st row

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

NYX wanderlust eyeshadow swatches
2nd row

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

Let’s move on to what I really love.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

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

Closed up applicator

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

Lip cream swatch #NYX

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

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I Got For Mother’s Day!

 

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

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

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

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

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

I love everything in this box.

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick
C$26.00 at Sephora

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

Color Swatches ABH

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

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

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

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

Atelier Cologne
C$15.00

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

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

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

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

Sephora Beauty Insider
500 Points 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

One Palette, 3 Options – Limited Edition

 

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

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

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

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Book Guide

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

9 artist shadow

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

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Here are the description of the shades from this palette:

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

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Swatch

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

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Swatch Row 2

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

duochrome
Today’s easy and simple #EOTD look 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo