Aveeno & Neutrogena PR BOX Unboxing – My First Youtube Video EVER

 

What’s up you guys! Welcome back to my blog! This week is a very exciting week for me. I was contacted by a PR company before Mother’s Day¬†if I want to receive samples to honor mothers¬†from Aveeno. I immediately said yes, (a) because I’m a fan girl of Aveeno,¬†(b) since my mom is coming to visit me¬†in two weeks, I wanted to share these goodies with her. With Aveeno and Neutrogena, everyday is Mother’s Day!

So, last week I got these sample products in the mail for an exchange of my honest review. Part of my job as a beauty blogger is to test out as much as possible so I can share my reviews with you guys.

Aveeno Skin Products

If you are a long time reader you know that I’m a fan girl of Aveeno. I’m also a huge advocate for taking care of your skin, it’s the largest part in our body and the one everyone sees! You only get one, take care of it!

I wanted to do something really special to honor my mom this Mother’s Day beside sharing products with her. So¬†I¬†uploaded my very first YouTube video ever. It’s my first video and definitely not my last!

First of all let’s talk about what I got in this box unboxing.¬†Let me show you what’s inside the current drop…

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Up close picture of my favorite products side by side.

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AVEENO¬ģ Daily Moisturizing Lotion is certainly having a moment isn’t it? It’s¬†everywhere you look and what a revelation too; a moisturizing lotion¬†that’s skin friendly, affordable and¬†effective. What more could you ask for?

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AVEENO¬ģ Daily Moisturizing Body Wash. I rave about this all the time but truly it’s one of the best moisturizing body wash. It smells so amazing! It’s formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS¬ģ Colloidal Oatmeal to moisturize for 24 hours, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. They claim to provide and lock in moisture for softer, smoother more comfortable skin long after you shower. And it’s soap free and even gentle enough for sensitive skin. I love Aveeno’s Body Wash crazy lot and let me tell you this, you got to try it. Period.

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I know that my¬†mom prefers a lightweight formula¬†when it comes to body care and this¬†AVEENO¬ģ Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion¬†will be¬†perfect for her.¬†This hydrating, ultra sheer lotion absorbs in seconds, for a fresh, powder like feel she‚Äôll want to use all year round. This product is voted by Canadian Living Consumers to be the Best New Product of 2016.¬†

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NEUTROGENA¬ģ All-in-One Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes. I know facial wipes aren’t for everyone but I do like to stash a pack in my handbag for any make-up emergency or when travelling. Otherwise, regardless of how tired I may be, I will always opt for a “real” cleanser kinda gal.¬†My real gripe with make-up wipes is how they leave my skin feeling after use – even if it is just one use.¬†If ever there was a facial cleansing cloth to pack for¬†a festival, or those just-in-case moments it’s the¬†Neutrogena ¬†Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes.¬†

My mom wears makeup and since we’ll be travelling quite a bit when she’s here visiting, I know this wipes is going to be handy.

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NEUTROGENA¬ģ Facial Cleansing Bar Original and Dry Unscented.¬†Soap. Truly how often do you purchase soap and no I’m not talking about the anti-bacterial liquid hand soap you purchase with your weekly grocery shop, rather I’m indeed referring to the solid bars that perhaps now seem a little lost in time. It claims¬†this bar is pure and provides a gentle cleansing for clean, clear, healthy-looking skin.

I never use soap to¬†wash my¬†face but I like to venture and try new things that I haven’t tried before. Frankly I’m nervous but I’m going to put this to its test and give an update in an upcoming post.

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NEUTROGENA¬ģ NORWEGIAN FORMULA¬ģ Fragrance Free Hand Cream. This is my favorite hand cream,¬†it’s highly concentrated skin care formula instantly leaves dry hands noticeably softer and smoother after just one application. It smells nothing at all. This product is fragrance free.

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I only use a small amount of products on my hands as shown below, just a little goes a long way. ¬†You can see a noticeable difference in softness and smoothness on your¬†hands after application. Your hands will feel very hydrated and will thank you for it. I’ve tried it and I’m convinced.¬†What are you waiting for? GO!

So, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I just can’t wait to see my mom’s reaction trying out some of the products that I’ll be sharing with her. Shout out to Aveeno for making this possible.

Which products are you most interested in? Would you pick any of these items up? What should I try out next? Love to hear your thoughts!

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Eyeshadow Addicts – Lise Watier Eden Tropical Palette

 

 

It‚Äôs no secret that I am an eyeshadow addict. I think you can never just have one¬†eyeshadow palette. It‚Äôs practically impossible! It’s no surprise that I’m a proud owner of the not-so-little eyehshadow palette collection.

Note of caution: This post is picture heavy.

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My latest eyeshadow palette entry is this Lise Watier Eden Tropical for CAD$43.00 (on regular price) but¬†I got it from Winners with a¬†discounted price. I’m not sure if this is a limited edition but I’m just happy I have this in my collection.

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I was drawn not only to the inside eyesadow but also to this unique tropical design packaging on this compact casing palette. It’s made of a sturdy plastic housing six eyeshadows. It comes with a decent size mirror and two sponge applicator.

Now, let’s take a look at these colors:

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This six shadow pan is packed with colors and super blendable texture. As expected, ¬†this shadows are long¬†lasting even without primer¬†as I noticed that it¬†doesn’t budge or crease¬†all day. I’m wearing these shadows again today.

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The texture of the shadows are with shimmer and metallic finishing. All the six shades really comes out really nice! Doing my happy dance! Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

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i noticed that the formula delivers not only on the pigmentation front but is also long-wearing and stays put all day (I always use an eyeshadow primer underneath) without any creasing or fading.

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Color swatches – using my fingers to pick straight from the pan. Amazing color for spring.

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This palette has¬†totally live up to its¬†name and the formula delivers not only on the pigmentation front but is also long-wearing. I’m really impressed with the quality but given the high price tag, I’ll probably wear it more for special events.

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These eyeshadow¬†swatches show how powerful the pigment in this palette¬†actually is. Gorgeous, don’t you think!

My thoughts:- I have nothing but good things to say about the Lise Watier Eden Tropical eyeshadows. I love the quality, the color selections and the value. I’m running over to my local Pharmaprix to grab some more products. I’m obsessed with this brand now (giggle).

Once again. Good job!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again on the next one!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Dramatic Shades Review, Photos and Swatches!

 

 

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I did a review on Mariposa Metallic Eyeshadows Palette¬†in the past couple of months (click here for full review). I picked yet another palette in Dramatic Shades at the Dollar store recently. I remember mentioning that I’ll be picking another palette if I find them available and luck was on my side that day!

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I¬†really like the Mariposa¬†Eyeshadow. Although like any brand, some shades can be a hit or miss, I’ve been pretty pleased with their Metallic eyeshadows I’ve purchased and intrigued to try this Dramatic Shades.

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Some shades are smoother/softer than others, and it has a decent pigmentation for the price.

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At $3.00 a palette what could possible be wrong, these eyeshadows are super affordable, and I purchase them whenever I get swayed by the sparkles or the pretty color selections and always end up caving in.

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I find it to be a nice every day shade especially the neutral earth toned shades and I often wear it solo on my lid and smudged on my lower lash line for a soft wash of color, topped with a mascara.

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After swatching them next to each other yesterday, I realized how pretty they are together. I’m definitely going to try incorporating them all in a look!

Here’s the look. Not bad but I’d expect better pigmentation as the Metallic Palette.

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The bronze and purple colors are pretty. The color payoff is average and it surely needs to be layered up. Applying eye base before the eyeshadows would be helpful to achieve an everyday look.

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I do like this eyeshadow, but because of the loose glitter it’s not very practical, nor is it for everyone. MY only complain for this palette is the powdery texture and some colors lack pigmentations.

I don’t hate this palette but it’s just not something I’d reach for, if I’m aiming for an intense color, long lasting, glammy look.

If you’re beginners who started to play with eyeshadows, then this is worth the buck. For $3.00 only,¬†¬†you get¬†12 eyeshadows which in my opinion is quite an amazing price.

Do you like Mariposa eyeshadows? Which are your favorites?

Thanks for taking the time to read and I hope to see you again on the next one ūüôā

Sharon xoxo

 

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Drugstore Madness Wednesday|Hard Candy Heavy Duty Concealer

 

It’s time for the¬†Drugstore Madness Wednesday! $1 for a travel size concealer. How cool is that, right!

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I was inspired by the¬†Glamoflauge¬†foundation that gets¬†me going back to Walmart to¬†check out more¬†of the Hard Candy’s products. While browsing, I stumbled into this travel¬†size Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer by Hard Candy on the liquidation racks. Needless to say, I’ve got to pick this up since it costs $1 only. Sadly, that’s the only shade available which is a bummer but I don’t really mind if it’s Ultra Light or not a this point. My brain is telling me to get it no matter what as if it a limited edition or something. I think it’s a recently acquired habit of me picking up products that has only one left. Is it only me or do you guys have this habit as well? Hmm… I’m curious to know.

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Anyways, let’s just hop right in. Dang it! This shade in Ultra Light is obviously too pale on¬†me but for $1, I don’t mind trying it with my¬†Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser which I happened to do a review recently.¬†I’ll put the link down below if you like to check it later.

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I notice that the consistency of this formula is much thicker than other eye concealers I’ve tried before. But even though it feels thick, I don’t have the problem of¬†blending or taping it gently down with¬†my¬†fingers. I suggest using your fingers instead of a blending brush but do what you’re more accustomed to. The reason why you’re using your fingers is so that the heat from your fingers will melt and make blending a breeze. But that’s just my opinion that’s all.

This heavy duty concealer will give a full coverage on the dark circles, under your chin, blemishes, acne and redness around the nose areas. So, a little goes a long way. I wouldn’t recommend layering it since it might cause the finishing looking cakey.

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When I mixed this Hard Candy concealer with Maybelline Instant Age-Rewind (full review here), it blends perfectly.The light shade wasn’t that obvious after mixing the two formula together. I’m satisfied with the appearance and the performance so far and will continue to be using this concealer. It has¬†good quality and value for money.

So, what do you think of this concealer? Have you tried and Hard Candy products from Walmart? Please like and leave your comment on the section below.

Thank you so much for reading ūüôā

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Crave Beautiful Brows, NOW?

 

I did my mini beauty haul last Friday and I was excited to try out this brows kit and here is my first impression on¬†this Brows a-go-go by Benefit.¬†.¬†I have been having hard time shaping my brows¬†and it’s a relief to now that besides using a brow pencil, I can also try using this powder brows to fill and shape my brows perfectly. Well, who doesn’t want to¬†have a full, dark and sexy brows, right!¬†especially mine since they need¬†some¬†pampering and brows perfecting.

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Brows a-go-go and eye shaping kit by Benefit ($38.00)

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Packed in a nice brown packaging box with almost everything you need for your brows in it.

3 color shades

This kit includes :-

  • brow zings powder (light) 1.10g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
  • brow zings powder (dark) 1.10g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
  • brow zings wax 0.90g Net wt. 0.03 oz.
  • smokin’ liner 0.39g Net wt. 0.01 oz.
  • eye bright 0.90g Net wt. 0.03 oz.
  • brow highlighter powder 1.10g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
  • mini tweezers
  • hard angle / talent brush
  • step-by-step lesson

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L-R: Color swatches of the Light & Dark shades and the darkest on the right is the brow wax all from this Brows kit.

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This brow powder is soft and easy to blend on brows. Repeat several times and stop at when your brows look perfectly filled with the brow powder. For my brows, I used the dark shade and also using the brow wax to keep my brows pretty.¬†I’m impressed that the brow wax did a great job in shaping and making my brows looked smooth and beautiful.

I love the color in this a-go-go and eye shaping kit. It matches my brows shade. I usually choose a shade which is 2 shades lighter than my hair in order to have a natural brow look.

Overall, I’m satisfied and happy with my purchase of this Brows a-go-go and eye shaping kit. I recommend this Benefit Brows a-go-g0 and definitely a good buy since they¬†have brows tools all in this kit.

So, there you have it a review of this amazing product which has wonderful quality and value. The next time you look for something for your brows, don’t forget to try this Benefit out.

Have you tried any brows powder before? If yes, which brand? I love to hear your comments.

Thank you for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer & Highlighter

Hey lovelies!

Today, I wanted to share with you a product which I find interesting. I picked¬†this inexpensive¬†2¬†in 1 Match Perfection Concealer by Rimmel in 335 Light/medium¬†from Target awhile ago. I’m always on the hunt for a good concealer and believe me that this concealer works¬†as a drugstore brand would have.

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Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 335 ~ Light Medium for $6.99 (net wt: 0.23 fl oz) 

But having said that I happened to have the chance to be wearing this match perfection¬†concealer for more than a week and I have to say that I’m¬†satisfied with this concealer. Available in¬†5 different shades from fair to medium tone. You can find them¬†at any drugstores, Target and Walmart outlets. Oh yes, it’s also available at Ulta.com

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This Match Perfection comes in a tube packaging with a top brush attached to the tube. The liquid comes out easily as I squeezed the tube. I find that it covers and blends very well especially on the dark circle under my eyes and beside my nose area where I need more concealer coverage. Very nice coverage and works well as a highlighter too. This is a small tube concealer and would last for about 2 months if use daily.

Rimmel claims that this Match perfection formula can mimic your color skin tone and frankly speaking, I think that is a meaningless claim in my opinion. There is no way that any of the shades may automatically turned to your skin color. If you have a light skin and you buy a darker shade concealer from Rimmel that is darker than your skin tone, it would not magically turned lighter. Unless you find a shade that fit your skin tone then it will be a perfect match.

The good side of this concealer is that it gives a soft matte finish and holds up pretty well throughout the day. This concealer doesn’t creep into fine lines or crease on me.

Overall,¬†I still think that it is a good buy for the price point¬†and I would recommend¬†trying it out. It’s affordable and accessible at any drugstore beauty¬†counters.

Have you tried this Match Perfection Concealer & Highlighter before?

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Gorgeous Fall Lip Palette by Sonia Kashuk

 

Hey guys!

I’m pretty boring when it comes to lip colors. I tend to stick more to shades of nude, red or¬†plum rather than pink or orange. Don’t get me wrong, I love all lip colors. I know there are shades that doesn’t suit me¬†well such as the pale pink or colors that has blue-based undertone formula. Anyways, let’s go to a more exciting topic.

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I picked this up at Target and was selling for $22.99. It comes with a gold coated and sleek casing with an imprinted logo on the top. So, pretty the packaging and these five gorgeous fall colors are just too hard to resist. (giggle!!!!)

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Some of you might have read my beauty haul in my last post and for those who haven’t you can check it out here. I did the¬†color¬†swatches on each of these lovely babe. Simply wonderful colors I would say. Each in different pan of soft and easy to blend lip formula. I used the lip brush to blend and it works nicely. It has¬†nice color stain and it does transfer just a little bit.

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There are 5 gorgeous looking shades in this palette with a lip brush. It has the color of fall and winter. It houses red hot lip that could just blow my mind away. I feel that these palette has such happy shades that can lift a tired look to a refreshing stage.

Matte lipstick is usually dryer than creamy type. So, if you are more of a more glossy finish type, I suggest to wear lip gloss on top of it. That way, your red pouting lips will feel even more glamorous. These palette has a¬†prefect shades for day wear or night. As the holiday season drawing nearer, I know for sure what color lip I’ll be wearing this year.

How about you? What color lips are you planning to wear this time of the year?

Thanks so much for reading. Hope that helps.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Stila Countless Color Pigments Eyeshadow

Hey friends! Alrighty, today is the day that I will reveal this beautiful Countless Color Pigments eyeshadow by Stila. I did a beauty haul on sometime ago. I tried it and am going to share my experience with all of you.

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This formula is the made through handmade proprietary pressed and baking process and the end result is a beautiful and marvellous piece of vibrant pigmented shadow. I got mine in a more neutral color but also available are the Light Show, Melody, Indie and etc.. just to name a few.

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There are 3 shades in the same color pan and I used them individually to create a nice color shadow look. I use a eyeshadow brush and swirl the shadow in a circular motion and apply them on my lids. The finishing is of pearly finish and I noticed that not 2 countless pigments are alike. The shade I picked was in Encore that has more brown and pink than the lighter shade which I used as a highlighter.

This Countless Color Pigment is on special at Stila.com for $8.00 while stock last. It seems that this product will phased out soon along with some other makeup favorites. If you are a fan of Stila Cosmetic, please check their website to get their discount when ordering.

So, that’s it for this lovely Stila eyeshadow review and see you guys tomorrow.¬†Have a wonderful day!

Have you tried any of Stila makeup eyeshadow?

Thanks so much for reading!

Sharon Xoxo

 

 

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Beauty Haul – Awesome Drugstore makeup edition!

Good morning friends! It’s Friday and I’m back with my usual beauty haul. I love shopping and especially when it comes to buying makeup. Yes, I am still saving for getting more makeup but these beauties are hard to resists. Again,¬†I ended picking up a few of these wonderful beauty products which I like to share my thoughts with you guys. So, here’s what I picked:-

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OPI Nail Lacquer Nagellack in NL908 Front Lawn (net wt: 0.5 fl oz) for $9.95
OPI Nail Lacquer Nagellack in NLT34 Uh-oh, Roll Down the window (net wt: 0.5 fl oz) for $9.95
NYX Extreme Lip Cream in 05 Bonfire (net wt: 0.23 oz) for $8.99
Vichy Liftactiv Retinol HA Concentrate (net wt: 0.17 fl oz) РSample freebie with purchase 
L’oreal Glossy Balm in 250 Baby Berry (net wt: 0.09 oz)
Revlon Nail Art Neon in 12 Neon Light (net wt: 0.26 fl oz)
NYX Lipstick in 536 EROS (net wt: 0.14 oz) $5.99

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OPI Nail Lacquer Nagellack in NL908 Front Lawn¬†/ OPI Nail Lacquer Nagellack in NLT34 Uh-oh, Roll Down the window –¬†why am I choosing a bright color shade of greens? Hmm… well, for one thing is that I love green.¬† From green sweater to green macha tea and same goes for nail polishes. So, I can’t turned away from these two evergreen colors. The darker shade of Uh-oh, reminds me of autumn and¬†therefore it’s more like a treat for me. Review coming soon!
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NYX Extreme Lip Cream in 05 Bonfire – first of all, I have to admit that this is the first time I picked up a lip cream from NYX.¬†I’m at awe at this 2 in 1 combo, with¬†lipstick and lip gloss combined. Added with this insanely¬†pigmentation all in one. Oh my gosh! How awesome can it get? That’s a bonus point for this awesome lip cream. Love the sweet candy scents. The color choices are a little bit limited compared to¬†the¬†Extra Creamy lipstick. It has 11¬†shades in all. The price is reasonably priced and it’s great value for money.
Vichy Liftactiv Retinol HA Concentrate – well I got this as a freebie after purchasing some makeup products from my local drugstore. It’s a new generation wrinkle filler treatmentas stated at the back of the packaging.¬†To be used daily in the morning on clean face and neck. One thing for sure is that¬†the formula¬†smell nice.
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L’oreal Glossy Balm in 250 Baby Berry – lovely color berry to keep chap lips away. The truth is that I was not really a lip gloss person but I have been recently since after trying the Smashbox Santigolden Hot Lava lip gloss, I’m hooked to lip gloss and lip balm. So, I have been picking up quite a bit of lip balms for the past few weeks where you will see in my other blogs. This l’oreal glossy balm looks very similar to Revlon Colorstay lip¬†balm stains¬†in crayon style packaging. I will be trying this out for review. It claims to¬†have¬†long lasting wear and gives a high dose of pigmented shine, smooth and conditioning to keep lips soft.
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Revlon Nail Art Neon in 12 Neon Light – oh wow! this is a nail polish that I must have. It has 10 bright funky shades. It’s like the starburst¬†or skittles candy which is so yummy. So, that’s how I felt when I pick this up. I haven’t try this yet and so, I’ll post it on my next blog where I’ll do a mini home-manicure.
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NYX Extra Creamy Round ¬†Lipstick in 536 EROS – bright coral red creamy lipstick. On the website it says that this lipstick is mineral-based emollient formula offers a beautiful velvety texture and it resists¬†wear and¬†smudging.¬†It’s a go-to lipstick. They have a jaw-dropping color shade selections¬†which will¬†fit anyone’s color taste. I personally love the consistency of this creamy and velvety finish. It glides wonderfully and love the bright color of red. I’m sure by now, many of you know that I’m a real big fan of red lipsticks. So, NYX lipsticks are one of my favorite drugstore brand.

That’s it for this week’s beauty haul and I know that I will have a long backlogged of reviews, I’m trying to get done as much as I can. So, I’ll have a new post up tomorrow ūüôā

What is your favorite color nail polish from OPI?

For now, will chat with you later, lovelies !

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo