Question Tuesday – Beauty

 

Are you all hungry for better beauty questions and answer?

Whether you’re falling in love with a complicated runway look, or need a product recommendation you can trust, tweet me¬†your questions with the tag #heysharonoox. I’m on standby to answer your questions :). Or you could share your answers in the comment section to help one another. This post is intended for a two way communications. So, let’s comment and share our thoughts & opinion.

First of, here’s a question that’s so commonly was asked by readers. And I’m about to share it on this post.

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Q: What’s the best way to wash¬†my¬†face? ¬†My skin care routines requires a double cleansing. This is an effective way to cleanse the skin. Here are¬†the 2 steps method for double cleansing:-

First, use an oil-based cleanser to wipe away your makeup and pollutants.

Secondly, a cleansing wash is used on clean skin to more effectively clear out pores of dead skin, bacteria and sweat, leaving skin refreshed.

Then I go ahead to apply serums and creams on top of that.

Comment below how you wash your face? I love to hear your routine and tips.

So, I think I pretty much covers this week’s Question Tuesday and I’ll see you guys again next week for more Beauty Question Tuesday.

Thank you all for stopping by and read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas TAG!

 

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I saw this rylie*style¬†doing this Christmas Tag and since I was having so much fun doing my Holly Jolly Christmas Tag, I’m simply just¬†filled with¬†the holiday mood that I decided to do another tag post. Hope you’d like it.

I’m excited already so let’s jump in right away:

1. What’s you favorite Christmas film?

I’d go with It’s A Wonderful Life and Scrooge. We watched these classics movies every year.¬†It definitely gets me in the Christmas spirit ūüôā

2. Have you ever had a white Christmas?

Yes, most of the time. Living in Canada, the percentage of not having a White Christmas is next to zero! But seeing the weather this past few weeks, I might have to take it back. I very much want¬†a White Christmas, it wouldn’t feel the same¬†without snows.

3. Where do you usually spend your holidays?

Christmas day is mostly at home. I love spending a quiet Christmas day with my family! Open presents  followed by our traditional picture taking and watching Christmas classic movies. Then we lounged around, eat, naps and repeats.

4. What is your favorite Christmas song?

Hmm.. this is a tough one to choose. I love all Christmas songs but if I get to pick a favorite it’ll be White Christmas

5. Do you open your presents on Christmas eve?

Nope, I prefer everyone to open their gifts on Christmas Day.  More time to enjoy the gifts we received and be chatty the meaning of the gifts presented.

6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Um‚ĶI don’t really know all but only Rudolph,¬†the Red nose reindeer. Okay, I’m¬†terrible¬†remembering names.

7. What holiday traditions are you most looking forward to this year?

Just spending time with my family! Wearing pyjamas on the morning of Christmas Day opening presents under the decorated Christmas tree.

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Fake! I would prefer to have a real tree though. I miss the smell of pine.

9. What is your all-time favorite Christmas sweet/treat?

Butter cookies and fruit cake!

10. Be honest: Do you like giving gifts or receiving them better?

The true meaning of this Holiday season is¬†mainly¬†about the spirit of giving. I very much enjoyed to give more than to receive. The joy that was¬†planted on each and everyone’s face are PRICELESS! I love¬†receiving gifts, of course.

11. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

I’ll have to skip on this one until next Wednesday’s post. Sneak peek, it’s a topic we wanted to share in our collaboration posts.

12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holidays?

Vacationing to Japan or Korea with¬†my family ¬†ūüôā

13. Are you a Pro present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

I enjoy wrapping presents and always buy new ones to store every time. Finishing touch with a bow or star ribbon.

14. Most memorable holiday moment?

Having a new member added to our family. My son was born in Oct and it was so special for a little bundle of joy joining us that year!

15. What made you realize the truth about Santa?

Umm.. I honestly can’t remember. It was so long ago¬†ūüė¶

16. Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you stick to them?

I make new resolutions yearly, and try to stick to them as much as I could!

17. What makes the holidays special for you?

Jesus is the Reason for this Season!

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Here are the links to other BABES IN BLOGLAND friends. Check their Blogmas Day 20

  • Stashy from Stash Matters
  • Ingrid from Curly Spring Blossom
  • Kaily from Hello Kaily

Well, I’m not tagging anyone this time since it has been a hectic time and I’ve read some awesome answers from many bloggers in the group who had done it, but if you wish to do it, I’ll happy to read your answers.

What is your odometer right now? Are you feeling calm or stressed out? Leave your comments down in the comment section.

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

Sharon xoxo

 

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Have You Ever Wonder? Maybelline …

 

Hey guys!

Could this be a real dream? Let me share with¬†you whether it is or is not. I’m super excited.

Dream wonder maybelline                                             maybelline dream wonder texture

Dream Wonder foundation was launched recently sometime last June of this year and was an Insta-stir. Its unique featherweight, silky texture and dry-oil texture gives the most natural foundation finish ever. Best of all it comes in 12 beautiful shades to pick.

It comes with a dropper that allows foundation to drop on the finger or hand for blending purposes. This formula absorbed and sets very quickly, so blending with fingers is much better than using foundation brush.

color swatch dream wonder

 (Color swatch) Dream Wonder liquid foundation in 85 Sun Beige (net wt: 20 ml)

Just look at its consistency. Incredibly smooth and easy to blend. It has medium coverage and it sets in seconds giving a natural and beautiful finish look.

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The texture looks very much the same as of L’oreal Magic Nude¬†Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup which was launched last fall. As you may know that Maybelline is owned by¬†L’oreal Paris. Dream Wonder has the similar¬†formula with it’s predecessor¬†which means there have¬†these two different brands that catered to demographic group and price¬†point.

I paid $12.99 for this bottle at Targetl. I love the shade that suits me and with the awesome natural looking skin, I will definitely repurchase it¬†again. I would¬†recommend it for I find this foundation very easy to use and it’s so lightweight as if not wearing the foundation at all. No wonder,¬†it is a dream come true! ūüôā

What’s your take on this most talked Dream Wonder foundation? I love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Get Your Starlooks ~ Lip Gloss

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Starlooks Lip gloss in Guilty Pleasure 

Hi guys, I shared my Ipsy Glam bag on my previous post and I promised that I will make a review on some of the makeup and skincare once I have tried them. So, I really like this particular lip gloss by Starlooks. It came in a small sample size packaging. Would be an excellent idea to bring along in a travel purse. I got mine in Guilty Pleasure in peachy pink.

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Packed in a translucent tube which comes with a doe foot applicator. This is a sample size lip gloss.

Starlook lip gloss guilty pleasure

I love the color shade since it’s not too pink. The outside packaging looks opaque but it’s very glossy when I tried it on.

starlook lip color swatch

The color swatch of the lip gloss looks opaque and matte but wait until it’s on the lips.

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The up side of¬†this lip gloss is the ability to give¬†a glistering finish look without feeling sticky. It’s¬†formulated to have a creamy effect¬†while providing a¬†long lasting gloss.

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I wore it alone without applying any lippie and I like how natural it looks. My lips felt moisturized and I can wear this all the time.

It’s available in 8¬†different gloss shades to choose from and it’s¬†price for $12.00 for regular size tube.

What is your favorite lip gloss?

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo

Flawless BB Cream by Body Shop

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The Body Shop ~ Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream  in Dark shades

Today, seems like a good day for me to share some information on what I read about BB cream. The trend¬†seems to have started from Korea in 1990’s but was founded some 50 years ago by a German Doctor for the sole purpose of covering scars. From my understanding¬†BB cream was recommended by dermatologist to cover the scars and help heal the skin. But I guess it went saturated and so we have all the creams from A-E.

BB cream was¬†one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry last year and it doesn’t seems to stop there. Clearly catching onto the alphabetization theme, then came CC cream, even DD cream and now EE cream which were¬†just launched by Estee Lauder recently. That was ¬†the newest EE cream = Enlighten Eye effect skin tone corrector SPF30. So, all these creams have become popular simply because the demand was there.

I am also among the people who are using BB cream in order to get a quick fix on my face before putting up makeup.

Tea TRee BB Cream texture bb cream by body shop BB cream swatch

The BB cream formula and color swatch. 3 available shades of Light, Medium & Dark

Are you wondering what my favorite BB cream is? First of all, it’s important to analyse my skin tone type and preference on choosing my¬†BB cream which might be different from yours. I have dry skin and so I will prefer to choose a dewy finish¬†with natural coverage and light texture. I don’t want to feel like I’m wearing it at all.

Finding a right BB cream can be a challenge. It has to fit just right. I have tried many BB creams and finally I found my true love with this Tea Tree Flawless BB cream by The Body Shop. It hits all the criteria I mentioned and I love wearing it.

The formula has a darker tint but when I apply and blend them in, the color just don’t looked so dark on¬†skin. Last time I check, my face and neck has the same color tone (photo below). Yay!!! ¬†True that it doesn’t have full coverage but I’m fine with it as long as it covers some of my uneven skin and that it gives a dewy finish.

The texture is a little bit more liquid-y than the Korean BB cream which are much thicker.  As for this Tea Tree BB cream I can feel the cooling and relaxing effect from this amazing cream. Also the smells are just so wonderful.

As for the price, I paid $15.00 for it and with the special offer of Buy 3, Get 2 Free promotion at the Body Shop, it’s a good bargain.

So, overall I like this Flawless BB cream very much and will continue to wear it and planning to get a lighter shade for winter since my color tone changes and also to catch the promotion while it lasts.

What is your favorite BB cream you are wearing?

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

Beauty Haul – Makeup Haul!

Happy Friday Beauty friends! It’s Friday and it’s time for Beauty Haul! Yay!!!

This week, I’ll be sharing with you guys some of these makeup haul which caught my eyes when I was at Winners (Canadian Retail Chain Stores).Well, this¬†may be my may¬†impetuous buy but I’m happy that I got them. I’m obsessed with makeup and so I have to get them.¬†Once I have tried them thoroughly I’ll give my thoughts to share them with all of you. But for now,¬†I’m just as thrilled to just post them up.

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Here are some of my beauty¬†makeup haul. ¬†So, let’s start. I have here the …

bourjois eyeliner pencil khol bourjois lipstick

Bourjois Khol & Contour eyeliner (16h) in 79 Bronze Raffine (wt: 0.04 oz). It says to be enriched with pure pigments and allows for an intense results lasting up to 16 hours. Its soft and blendable formula is ideal to apply both on the inner and outer rims of the eye. Had been tested on sensitive and contact lens wearers. I picked up this¬†bronze color which is perfect for autumn eye makeup. It’s also waterproof so no worries about¬†freaking out.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick. It¬†says to keep perfected pout hydrated for 10 hours.¬†Does it¬†include eating and drinking time?¬† Ok, I always wanted to have a collection of Bourjois’s makeup line¬†and once I spotted it, I¬†can’t resist the temptation to get it. I always love red but this fuchsia seems to speak to me and well with the price I have to get it because it’s Bourjois!¬†On color swatch it has¬†¬†rich pigments and pretty¬†creamy finish. I’m not sure when I will wear this color¬†but I’ll make a review to share.

cake lipbutter balm maybelline age rewind powder

Cake Kiss Me Lip Butter Balm. This I bought because of the cute tube packaging. Furthermore,¬†¬†it’s a limited edition and also¬†I’ll be needing lots of lip balm when the weather gets dryer here. I love to collect limited edition makeup’s too.

Next is the Maybelline Age Rewind “The Perfector- Primer Inside” pressed¬†powder. The white swirl is mixed¬†into¬†the compact to infer the primer inside. Although powder is usually applied¬†after primer¬†, concealer or foundation. It says no caking, no settling. Provide a touch of radiance for a younger looking skin instantly.

I picked this in light/pale. My bad¬†bet, I didn’t see the shades after been drawn with this swirl thingy (giggling!!!). Anyways, this shade is definitely too pale for me. I usually get¬†light to medium shades or just medium. I’ll probably return it or mixed with darker powder. I haven’t decided yet and yes¬†I read some good reviews on¬†this though. Urghh!!! What to do???

revlon lip gloss stila eyeshadow

Revlon ColorBurst Lip gloss has amazing colors and shine that make lips pop.¬†It’s said to be¬†5x more shine than patent leather. I picked up¬†this lip gloss in Embellished, it’s like dark¬†violet/plum color and I like the fact that it’s not sticky.¬†Seems to have glittery formula in¬†it.

Stila Countless Color Pigments Eye shadow in Encore (wt: 0.1 oz). Below are the claims by Stila

Features & Benefits:

  • Endless color combinations in each pan
  • No two Countless Color Pigments are alike
  • Full coverage, pearl formula
  • Long-wearing
  • Vibrant, color-matched compact

stila eyeshadow safari

Last but not least is this Stila Stay All Day-wet to set eye shadow trio in Safari (wt: 0.15 oz). I paid $12.99 for it. Here is a preview of the¬†stay all day shadow. It’s a 3D velvety shadow which are unique, it gives¬†a luxe finish on lids when combined with water. Stila promises an all day wear that‚Äôs crease-proof. I like the looks of these a lot so I‚Äôd be curious about trying one or two shades.

This ends this week’s beauty haul and I’ll be bring in more hauls next Friday.

So, until then, Stay beautiful and thank you for stopping by.

When was the last time you had an impulsive buy makeup? Leave comment below to share.

Sharon xoxo