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!

The dot

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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Boe Professional Beauty Advent Calendar|LE

 

Hi everyone! It’s insane that Christmas is in just less than three weeks. I don’t know about you but for me, I like to shop early for friends and family so to avoid all that hustle and bustle of shopping malls. All been said, I actually enjoy shopping at this time of the year. Apart from buying gifts for friends and family, I like buying gifts for myself too.

I stumbled upon this cute 12 days Advent Calendar by Boe Proessional when I was grocery shopping. You know I’m a sucker for cute things so I got it even though I know I don’t really need it. I’ve tons of makeup that I can’t finish using but then … it’s so affordable I can’t turned it down.¬† Long story short, I was too excited so I cheated and open them all to show you guys.

So, let’s get started since it’s going to be a long post and so you might want to get cozy.

Boe Beauty Advent Calendar

A twelve days Advent Calendar makeup goodies by Boe Professional for C$11.23 that’s just a ridiculously insane deal if I may say so.¬†I didn’t have high expectation for product that’s less than $2 but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these products.

Since Boe Beauty is an Australian beauty brand,¬†it’s not a widely known brand to us here and it‚Äôs not that easily available in stores, but I had a chance encounter with it at my local grocery store.¬†It’s an Australian cosmetic brand where you can order your products online exclusively at BigW.

Lip products

First thing first in the advent calendar in no particular orders are the Colour Shine Lipstick and the Lip Shine Gloss. Gorgeous soft pink and mauvy shades that will leave your lips looking pouty and glossy.

Lips color swatches

I really like the colors of these swatches. It’s nice and it got a different texture that’s light and nicely pigmented. I don’t know if you can believe me if I told you that I’ve a lot of lipsticks but I don’t think I’ve pink shade like that. This lipstick gives your lips a sheer and satin-y look. I think this shade will look nice on any skin types. If pink is your color then you’re going to like it.

I notice the lip gloss has a slightly fruity scents and the formula not sticky at all. It feels comfortable and moisturizing on the lips which I really appreciate.

Boe Beauty Bronzer

Next are the Sunkissed Bronzer, Shimmer Shadow and Body Glitter. The packaging is of drugstore plastic material. It’s very light and you could easy throw in your purse and go. The downside is the compact packaging which I find to be a little on the filmsy side. I was so scare it might drop and break but for less than $2 product with consistent formula, I think I can live with that.

Color swatches Boe Beauty

Can we all just take a minute to appreciate how pretty these swatches are? They’re all incredible pigmented. I haven’t wear body glitter for a long while so I’m very excited to give this a try. As for the bronzer, I find it a tad lighter for my skintone but I can wear it as a blush without any problem.¬†I think my favorite product out of these three is the shimmer shadow. It’s so pretty and highly pigmented! This powder shadow looks almost like cream in texture. It blends effortlessly and it makes my eye looks bigger and more popped! I can totally see myself reaching for it this holiday season. I urge you to try them for yourself and see!

Boe Beauty Eye Products

Moving clockwise is the Tinted Eyebrow Gel, Eyeliner, Flirty False Lashes, Khol Pencil and Curling Mascara. You guys might’ve noticed that I adore eyeliners and when I saw that this calendar not only has one but two liners, I was thrilled.

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First look at the applicator and packaging of this mascara, it’s pretty basic like any other drugstore brands. I can’t wait to test it out on my straight lashes and report back if it actually works.

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Same goes with the falsies. It does look a little intimidating to me at first but I’m all about trying new things for you guys. Frankly, I’ve never wore such a big falsies before so¬†I can tell it’s going to be exciting.

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Both liners glide on smoothly and evenly on the lid. The khol pencil stays on much longer than the liquid ones. I’m a huge fan of liquid liner but this khol pencil just speaks to me. I’m quite impressed with the quality and the staying power.

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Next that I’m going to talk about is the eyebrow gel that’s so amazing. It actually works well in keeping all my fussy brow hair intact while making brow drawing a breeze. I believe you can get this individual product at BigW if you only want this particular eyebrow gel.

Boe Professional

Last but not least, we’ve the Radiant Highlighter and Lip Pencil.¬†

I really like the silicon and creamy feel of this formula. It does gives a smooth layer of highlighter but not those you’d be expecting from high-end brands. It gives you a nice reflection under the light but definitely not that right on your face type of highlighter.

Boe Beauty swatches

I don’t see the results I wanted from the highlighter but if you’re a beginner to makeup. This would be a great place to start.

Did I tell you that I’m been obsessed with the lip pencil! It’s a soft muted fuchsia that’s creamy and smooth in texture. I like how easy this applies on lips.

boe beauty advent calendar

I think this is a great find if you’re new to trying out makeup or on a budget buy. The quality is okay for the price you pay.

I hope you guys enjoyed a little sneak peek of this advent calendar and don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you picked up just recently.

Have you heard or seen this brand in store?

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

New Series|#BlogmasBagMonday 1

 

Hey everybody! Welcome to my new series call Blogmas Bag Mondays where I select makeup and skincare products to test out for a full week and check back the following week with my product reviews. This is a great way to give you some good feedback on new beauty products as well as rotate my makeup and skincare collection. This series is going to be for the entire month of December and if you like to see more on this type of post moving forward then don’t forget to comment below.

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So the last beauty bag monday which I tried consist of a few mix of old products that I’ve talked about in my past blog and some new ones. I’ve the products here and very excited to share my¬† two cents opinion. I’m going to also show you what I pick for this coming week at the end of this post. So, you might want to continue reading till the end.

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The first product I’ve is the Fruit & Passion Aloe Face Mask.¬†I’ve tried many sheet masks before but this product is amazing. We all know that we’re into the start of a dry winter season and our skin is in the dire mode to absord any moisturize goodness you can find. The good news is that your skin will thank you once you’ve tried this stuff.

The quality of the sheet mask is okay but the after effect is what really impresses me the most. It’s so moisturizing and actually leaves my skin looking naturally healthy and radiant looking the entire day. My skin feels so smooth, soft and brighter. I can fel my face being covered by all this juicy aloe moisture. I’m obsessed and so would you!

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PR sample

Acure Argan Gardenia Stem Oil Overnight Hydrating Booster Mask is a product I like to wear to delay aging and wrinkles. The scent is amazing and the consistency is just right. Not too runny and not too thick. I’d say it has a rich creamy texture that’s safe and comfortable to wear and go to bed on.

Acure swatch

The formula applies easily on skin and sinks in within a few minutes. It’s not sticky at all so you don’t have to worry about the cream sticking on your pillowcase. It locks in all the moisture till the next morning. I’ve also wear it on top of a night cream but I prefer to wear it alone and especially when I can’t have a full night skincare routine. With colder months approaching, my skin is getting drier so I’ll be reaching for this even more just to get the overnight boost to keep my skin healthy and happy.

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Ultimate Lipstick Set Love & Beauty by Forever 21 is unfortunately not my favorite of the bunch. I personally not a huge fan of scented lipsticks and I’m not sure if I got a bad batch but these lipsticks have an awfully oily and chemically scents that reminds me back of the first time I tried them on. I’m talking about many many moons ago. I forgot why I never wore them after the first test run and the reason is clear to me now. I know that I don’t like the smell at all.

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Don’t get me wrong, I like their eyeshadow palette but this just didn’t cut it for me. So, that’s a bummer!

Unlimited Lipstick Swatches by Forever21

On a positive note, you can see how they swatched beautifully and nicely pigmented. I like the creamy texture and the pretty shades, it’s moist and stays on very long. My favorite colors are Fiery Red and followed by Rose.

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Love & Beauty Eye Shadow with Argan Oil by Forever 21. This palette consists of four neutral shades with three shimmery and one matte shadows. It comes in a transparent plastic packaging with a dual sponge applicator on each side. The main ingredient of this product is the argan oil.

Love & Beauty by Forever21 Swatches
L-R: Shimmery Nude -Shimmery Peach Rose – Shimmery Latte Brown & a Matte Taupe

Here are the color swatching I did on bare arm using my finger. Rich pigmented shadows that are easy to work on. The formula is smooth with a nice color payoff. What you see is what you get. They blend well and it gives you that beautiful natural everyday look for office or you can also tune it up a notch for that smoky eye look. And if you’re looking for natural and organic product, this one is made for you.

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I think this #EOTD is great for everyday natural look. You can paired it with a primer, bada-ding bada-boom … these shadows will last anything you can throw at them.

Surya Basil Nail Polish Pampas Cat
#PR sample

Surya Brasil Nail Polish in Pampas Cat was sent to me for review¬†a couple of weeks ago.¬†This is my first time trying out this brand and honestly I’m quite impressed with this product.¬†Surya Basil nail polish was launched in 2015 but they started off with their all-natural hair color some 20 years ago. We can see a brand that keeps on evolving by bringing in new and exciting products, naturally.

There are 16 exotic animal nail polish color to choose from. Anyone excited to wear Pink Flamingo to Coral Snake or Blue Peacock? Make your pick for only $12 a bottle.

Pampas Cat brings its tan shade to the Surya Brasil Nail Polish collection. Yay! Their products are made with natural ingredients and eco-friendly.

7-FREE: 

  • NO¬†Camphor
  • NO¬†DBP
  • NO¬†Formaldehyde
  • NO¬†Parabens
  • NO¬†Toluene
  • NO¬†ingredients of animal origin
  • NO¬†animal testing

Surya Brasil Nial Polish

I genuinely think that Surya Basil nail polish has great potential given their products are cruelty free and the quality so amazing. I’m in love with this nail color and the packaging. If you like to see how it swatches, I’ve put an instagram post link here. It lasted me for a good one week without any top coat. I’m pleasantly happy with the finishing look and the durability. It’s a winner in my book!¬†If you’re new to Surya Basil, you got to try this!

Blogmas Bag Monday #2

These are all my picks for this week’s Blogmas Bag Monday #2,¬†I hope you guys are excited with this new series. It’s a huge challenge but I love making post for you guys and please hit like if enjoyed reading this post. Don’t forget to share in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading and have a great week.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Glam with Rodial – PR Unboxing & Reviews

 

Hey everyone! I’ve yet another PR Unboxing for you guys. I thought you enjoyed the last one so I thought I’d show it to you on my post what I got sent recently by the brand Rodial Cosmetics. I was sent these new collection so that I can try them out and potentially share them with you. And I’m very grateful for this.

In this post I’m going to talk all about makeup products to glam up this fall/winter.

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*Press Samples

I’ll start with a PR Unboxing¬†and then we’ll go to product reviews that I’ve dying to share with you guys. These makeup products are sent to me for my review and it’s my first time trying out this product line. We got¬†the Rodial Glamolash Mascara Skinny, Instaglam Magic Pen, Suede Lips and a Blush.¬†

Rodial Glamolash Mascara Skinny

I’m going to start with the Glamolash Mascara Skinny since it’s the first product which I took out from the bag and the rest follows next.¬† It says on the packaging – a Soft Black & Lash enchancer and everything you read is true. I’ve been testing out several different mascara lately and it’s safe for me to say that I’m quite impressed with this product.

Glamolash mascara

It has a straight up wand which I quite like a lot honestly. With my typical straight and sparse lashes I really appreciate wand like so. The applicator sort of reminds me of the Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes mascara that I just reviewed not too long ago. And as far as the formulation goes, it’s not super heavy on my lashes and with this one, I find that after I curled my lashes to the max, I’m able to put this on and it’s able to hold my curl and not weight them down. I find this is a great mascara if you’ve lashes that are hard to keep curled. One last thing, the formula isn’t heavy nor super clumping or anything like that. If you’re in the market for a good quality mascara, I recommend you to check this one out.

Rodial Instaglam Magic Pen

Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow gives you a nice pearlescent look on the inner eyes and in the corner of the bottom lash line.

Instaglam crystal

Can we just admire the beauty of this gorgeous crystal at the end of this sleek black pen packaging.

Instaglam Magic Pen Swatch Rodial

The formula is not chalky and it gives you that beautiful pearlize finish. I wear it on my brow bone and inner corner of my eyes and I’m loving how it brigthens up.

Rodial Suede Lips

Suede Lips by Rodial in the shade Rodeo Drive¬†is a rich orange red and is perfect for glamming up your look this holidays. This velvety lip pencil gives your lips that super silky feels but provides a matte finish that’s not drying on your lips.

Rodial Sude Lips Crayon

The formula is not too hard nor too soft that makes application super easy. It says on their website that it contains vitamin E which probably is the reason why the formula feels so comfortable to wear.

Lip color swatch by Rodial

I’m liking the texture and this shade is simply gorgeous. Nicely pigmented. It’s glides on creamy and long wearing. I wore it again today and it lasted for hours. It’s so easy to touch up if you want to but in my case I like it even after it faded to an even and nice lip stain. My only complaint is that I notice some tiny feathering on my top lips when I put it on but it’s not very visible unless you go very near to the person. I then use a lip liner to help prevents it from feathering and it works. Problem solved!

Rodial Blush

I’ve my Blusher in Copacabana¬†which is kind of a brigh coral peach shade. This stuff is stunning!

Inside packaging Rodial Blush

It comes in a nice round metal compact packaging with a cute mirror. I like how lightweight and compact it is to bring in your purse. The texture is smooth and it feels almost airbrush when I had it on the other day. It stays on for a good 10 hours and could be longer if only I didn’t remove it for bed time.

Finger blush swatch

You can totally layer it up for more intense look but if you like your makeup to be less is more then one swoosh is enough for each cheek. It just applies beautifully no matter  how much or little I apply. I really like the color payoff. Such a beautiful color!

Rodial blush color swatch

You can go ahead and add this blusher onto your wish list this year. I’m currently in love with the texture and this gorgeous color. And if you’re a hater for shimmery blush then this stuff is made for you. It gives your cheek that healthy sunny glow that’s not over the top.

Overall I was pleased with these products from Rodial. I wear them very frequently! Let me tell you that I’ve been completely obsessed with this glam.

Which of these Rodial products is your favorite? Have you heard of this brand before? Share it in the comment below.

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Thank you guys for taking the time to read and I hope this was helpful for you. I’ll talk to you guys very soon. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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E.l.f. Holiday 2017 – First Impression Swatches & Photos

 

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the year again where brands are coming out with huge amount of holiday stuff from palettes to gift sets and so many choices of things to choose from. I grabbed two of the latest holiday set by e.l.f. Cosmetics¬†over the weekend and I’m very excited to show you what’s inside the packaging.

e.l.f lined holiday set

I’m going to do a first impression type of post in today’s blog for your guys. First of all, let me just say that we don’t have to settle at all with just one brand. There are so many brands that comes out with so many gorgeous palettes and brands that putting out amazing lip products this time of the year. But I love e.l.f. for their affordable drugstore brand and their cruelty free, vegan products. I bought several sets last year and I can tell you that they don’t disappoint. Let’s just say that I trust their picks when it comes to holiday gift sets.

Eyeliner back packaging by elf

I’ll be talking about some of really good finds from e.l.f. cosmetics. So we’re going to dive in and do that now.

e.l.f. has come out with a good selection of holiday sets this year and I picked two sets that I thought I’d want to show you guys.

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This is the e.l.f Lined & Lovely Eyeliner Set and the other one is their Glowing Star Bronzer and Brush Set. Each retailed for C$6.99 in my local drugstore or you can get them for US$5.00 at e.l.f’s website.

Includes:

  • Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black
  • Liquid Eyeliner in Midnight
  • Eyeliner Pencil in Black

I’m a liquid liner kinda girl so this collection is right up my alley. I love the fine tip brush. It’s so easy to draw a winged eye with this brush. It glides on like a dream. You can say goodbye to tugging and smudging liner. It’s a great product for that price!

Expect iquid liner swatches by e.l.f.

e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner is available in four shades on e.l.f. website. The shades I got in my set are Jet Black which is a dark black and Midnight that’s described as dark navy blue. When I did a swatch color side by side, I notice very little difference when comparing these two shades. I don’t mind because I always prefer black and dark liners so I’m good with it.

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Would you believe me if I tell you this Lovely Pencil Eyeliner is only for a dollar? Ridiculously insane right! But that’s the truth. I appreciate the packaging comes with a built in sharpener cap which is so convenient. The color I got is in Black which is a nice pick for this set. It’s a universal shade for everyone. The formula is creamy and it glides¬† smoothly on the lash line. If you want to try something out that’s low budget but with good quality, I recommend this set to you. You can’t go wrong with the low price!

e.l.f glowing star

This is really good Complexion Brush that e.l.f. has come out with several months ago. This is without a doubt the best bronzer and brush that e.l.f has come out with this holiday season.

glow holiday set 2017

Each box has a description of its products and the ingredients used. Note that all e.l.f products are Not Tested on Animals. Look for the logo of the bunny to ensure that it’s cruelty free.

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It’s made of synthetic hair material. I really like how soft it is and this brush is vegan friendly and cruelty free. All e.l.f. products are not tested on animals in case you’re wondering.

elf brush & bronzer

You just swirl the brush on the powder in a circular motion and it picks up the products like no other. You get what you pay for.

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The shade Sunkissed Bronzer a great match for light-medium skin toned. It’s pigmented and a little goes a long way with this product. It’s just the perfect everyday bronzer that I know I can wear all the time. Score!

Bronzer swatch by e.l.f.

If you love cruelty free, vegan and value for money makeup products for yourself or as a gift to your love ones this holiday season, then don’t wait. Grab yours today!

So thank you so much for stopping by and read. Let me know what you think in the comments section. I hope you guys have a great day and I’ll see you again very soon. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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The Cr√®me de la Cr√®me of Beauty|The Cr√®me Shop

 

Ever since I discovered Korean cosmetics and especially I realised the importance of having a regular skincare routine, every morning and every evening I perform something like a beauty ritual which I truly enjoy. While I was looking for inspiration, I stumbled upon this¬†Rose Oil Overnight Gel Mask¬†at Marshall’s. I’m very much into face mask lately so I bought it in a heart beat and was pleased I did.

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You’ve been following my blog you ‘ll know that I’m an avid advocate of moisturizing, thus a lot of the skincare I use or mention can be used irrespect of young or mature skin. But today I’m just going to talk about one product and it’s the Overnight Gel Mask.

Let’s jump right in:

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It comes in a fairly large jar for C$9.99 worth. Though it’s called a gel mask but it looks more like a jar of jelly actually. If you poke it, it wobbles and return to its original shape like before.

The Creme Shop in a jar

The smell of the rose oil is really amazing and it’s not overpowering at all.¬†I like how it smells and the rose petals in the mask.¬†It’s great in helping skin calm down and depuff. I like the finishing touch of putting on my gel mask as the last step in my routine and allow it to work overnight without the need to rinse. You wake up the next morning with a hydrated and noticeably brighter skin that you’re skin will be grateful for.

Depuffing & anti-inflamatory gel mask

I’ve been using this mask for the past 2 weeks and I can tell you this stuff really works on my uneven skin. Anti-inflammatory helps reduces spots on certain area of my face which is quite impressive but in terms of depuffing I didn’t see much of a difference except some improvement on my under eyes feels cool and visibly look brighter. This product dries up quickly so you don’t have to worry it comes off your cheek onto your pillow.

Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycereth-26, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Adenosine, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Fragrance, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, CI 16185.

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This cream really impressed me to no end. It’s ridiciously amazing!

The best thing about this product is that it works! And so I urge you to go and get it today! The Créme Shop is a reliable brand and they believe that products should never be tested on animals. I love this brand and plan on buying more products

If you’ve any Korean skincare products that you like me to try, pleases share them in the comments.

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Go Nude! $4 Eyeshadow Palette by Risqu√© Beaut√©

 

I’m super excited to to share with you my latest love that I just picked up over the weekend. This palette is so affordable and it’s going to be my latest day-to-day go to for quick and beautiful eye look.

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I bought this at Dollarama and I swatched it in the store. It’s so pigmented that I’ve to get it but is it justifiable?

In short yes! The GO Nude Eyeshadow Palette is a stunning collection and I’m going to tell you why.

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First up for the packaging. The palette comes in a pink and sturdy metal casing.  It’s a slim palette considering it’s size, so convenient for travelling and popping into larger makeup bags. I love that they use metal packaging for this kind of palette as opposed to cardboard given the price is only $4.

It says on the packaging that this palette is Not Tested on Animals but I can’t find anywhere on the website to confirm this.

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The hinge makes it easy to open and close the lid. The packaging is slim and sleek which I really appreciate. The pink color design is so pretty and girly.

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Does this reminds you of the Naked Palette or what? Like honestly just this packaging it reminds me so much of it.

In terms of the shades, there are a total of 12 in the palette mainly consist of neutral nude shades.¬†There is a great selection of both matte and shimmery shades, with the textures and formulations being on point throughout. You get¬†9 matte shades thrown in the mix and the shades are of warm, cool and neutral tones.¬†When it comes to texture, they’re creamy and smooth to apply. They blend beautifully.

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You’ll get a full size mirror and as you can see you get a total of twelve beautiful shades for less $5 a palette.

I believe it comes with a dual ended applicator like those of Naked Palette but the palette I got is missing a brush. I’m not completely bummed since I don’t really care about palette brush anyways.

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Here are the colors up closed. I want to do it a few up close shots for you guys.

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I’ll go ahead and swatch all these eyeshadows and as always I applied these shadow swatches on my bare hand.

I can see this becoming one of my go to palettes this year as the shades are so me. If you want to get your hands on one I’d recommend you heading to your nearest dollar store before they’re out of stock. However, it seems to be available on ebay or amazon website.

Will you be picking this up? What do you guys think? Share it in the comment below.

Thank you guys for taking the time to read and I hope this was helpful for you. I’ll talk to you guys very soon. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Beauty Blogger Tag!

 

Hey everybody! Today I’m bringing you something different. Something I haven’t done for like ages. A TAG! I love tags as it‚Äôs a way to know more about the person. In this post I compiled questions from different beauty tags to create something of my own and I hope through this you guys would have the chance to get to know little more about me.

  1. What is your current favourite perfume? I’ve been obsessed with Gucci Guilty and Lancome La Vie et Belle eau de toilette of late. I like to wear my perfume according to my mood and events¬†¬†
  2. What is your favorite social media platform? I really enjoy posting Instagram photos and I did it on a daily basis. I love reading feedbacks from you guys. I find satisfaction from posting beautiful photos of my work. It makes me really really happy! instagram post
  3. What’s your advice to a beauty blogger who’s just starting out? Don’t force it! Be your true self and work on your passion. Always remind yourself why you started in the first place and set your goals. Make sure your blog is consistent and remember that content is KING!¬†¬†beauty-bloggers
  4. How often do you wear makeup? I wear full face makeup pretty often, for meetings or events. But I like to go for natural a look as well.
  5. What is your favourite part of doing your makeup? My favorite part is playing with my eye makeup.¬†I enjoy seeing the before and after result. It’s like seeing the transformation happening before my own eyes.¬†best-beauty-bloggers-australia
  6. Matte or glossy lips? MATTE…MATTE
  7. What do you do first? Face or Eyes? Face. I’ve tried doing the eyes first but I still like doing face first for some reason.skincare
  8. How important is skincare to you? Skincare is very important as I grow older. I used to underestimate the benefits of taking care of skin until I started blogging. I’m very lucky to receive awesome products from amazing brands. Therefore these gives me the inspiration to start a better skincare regime for myself.
  9. What is a makeup trend that you don‚Äôt like? Using stick on pearls as an ornamentation on the cheeks and eyes. I don’t see I can pull this one out.¬†
  10. What is your favourite makeup product at the minute? I’ve been reaching for the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick. I love the rich and warm rusty nude shade followed by an amazing staying power.cosmetics
  11. How often do you buy new makeup products to try? Every chance I get. Or whenever my budget permits.
  12. What is your favourite skin care product? I’m an avid fan of Aveeno when it comes to drugtore brand and I love Lancome for a ore expensive range
  13. What is one tip you would give anyone just starting out using makeup? Try it at home by starting with a little lip gloss, some mascara and apply light blush. You might want to get your makeup from the drugstores before splurging into the high-end territory (in case you decided later that makeup is not for you).   
  14. What products are you most excited about this fall? I can’t wait to get my hot paws on the Advent Calendars at Sephora and the Charlotte Thilbury Instant Eye Palette.¬†
  15. What product or brand do you think is hyped? I know I probably get a lot of hate from Rihanna’s fans but I personally think that the latest launch of the¬†FeNty Beauty brand¬†is overly hyped for some reason¬†

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Thank you all so much for stopping by and reading. I hope you guys have a great rest of the week. I tag anyone who wants to do this tag and be sure to let me know in your comments.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Get The Look with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Makeup

 

I’m completely obsessed with every single products which was sent to me by this pr company.¬† Most of you know that I love the brand Neutrogena and I’ve been wanting to try their makeup line for the longest time. So having these makeup products to try is truly a dream come true since we don’t have it here in Canada.

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I’m introducing you guys to a line of makeup with hydrating hyaluronic acid from Neutrogena. I’ve four new products from the Hydro Boost line that I’m very excited to talk about today.

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First thing I want to talk about is the Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment by Neutrogena.

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It comes in a clear transparent plastic packaging. Very easy to bring it along in your makeup bag. Super nourishing and gentle to the lips. On their website they claim that it makes lips look and feel hydrated for 24 hours. Honestly, I don’t wear makeup for more than 12 hours duration so I can’t tell if it stays hydrated for 24 hours but I can say that when I tried it on, I was quite impressed with the result. It’s not going anywhere unless you start eating.

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Available only in one shade and here’s a swatch my finger pick up directly from the pan. A colorless pigment that you can wear and great for everyday. It’s jammed packed with products that a little really goes a long way. It’s moist and comfortable on the lips. Definitely snap it up before the arrival of cold and dry season.

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If you’re new to the world of lip balm this is a great place to start because it’s very easy to work on and so affordable. It’s very hydrating to the lips and not waxy whatsoever. I had it on again yesterday and it lasted me for 3-4 hrs until I had a bowl of ramen noodle for lunch.

Neutrogena nourishing long wear

Moving on is the Nourishing Long Wear Eyeshadow + Build in Primer. I’ll be going through this quad for you and giving you my opinion. It comes in a stripe format which I really adore. I do like the color scheme in it. You’re getting four eyeshadows and a mini dual ended sponge applicator.

Color swatch hydro boost shadows

The quality of these shadows are pretty consistent in my opinion. It has that silky and velvety texture feels which I really like. This product will be amazing for beginners. And if, you want something that you could wear daily and yet get that natural look, these shades definitely fit the bill!

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These shadows are good, I mean we’re talking good pigmentation here. The shadow on my right side is very smooth and buttery to touch while the rest are equally smooth with a more powdery consistency. They’re easy to apply and blend nicely. They applied evenly which I really appreciate from powder shadows. I did noticed this shadow kick up some powder but it doesn’t really bother me very much since I just have to tap the excess powder off before I do my thing.¬†I’d say these shades are nice for your every day wear.

Neutrogena hydrating tint

This Natural Ivory shade Hydrating Tint would be perfect for Nicole Kidman but it’s definitely too light for my NC25 skin tone. I’m going to skip talking about the color but instead focusing on the formula and the packaging.

I love the formula of this foundation. It claims as a hydrating foundation that’s better for your skin than wearing no makeup at all! I agree with their claim. It’s so lightweight and comfortable that you wouldn’t feel you had it on.

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It comes in a cute bottle packaging with a silver twist on cap that looks really luxe. I do appreciate big doe foot applicator like so. It’s able to pick up products like no other.

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I love the formula so much, I need to get the correct shade for my skin tone right away. If you’re looking for a flawless look that’s good quality and great value for money, this product really packed a punch. It’s amazing!

As I was wrapping up this post, I received two darker shades foundation from my pr agent since the first one was too light. So I think I’ll do a separate post dedicated to this product. Don’t forget to stay tuned for the next post if you want to see other color swatches in action.

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Another new lip product line I want to talk about is the Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine.

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The lip shine name is call Velvet Wine. A new formula that’s non-drying and not sticky. Lip gloss that locks the moisture and gives your lips that intense conditioning shine. As far as the wand applicator is concerned, I noticed that it comes a little too big. You need to pull and push the applicator with more force out or in from the tube. But the wand applies evenly and glides on the lips ever so smoothly if I can say so.

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I highly recommend the shades¬†Deep Cherry and Velvet Wine which is beautiful for fall and festive holidays. I just can’t get enough of this lovely color!

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#LOTD On my lips I’m wearing the shade Velvet Wine

I’m loving it! My lips feels so moist, plump and juicy. It’s the best feeling ever for a lip shine in my opinion. It gives a luxurious finish that I truly appreciate. This is a winner in my book. Such a gorgeous formula that I’ll never get sick of.¬†If you haven’t tried this Hydrating Lip Shine yet, I urge you to add this to your makeup bag!

Let me know what you think of these! Have you tried any makeup from Neutrogena? What are your favorite products?

Thank you guys for always reading, please comment and subscribe. I hope you guys enjoyed reading my opinion and how this product works for me.

Wishing you all a wonderful week! I’ll talk to you guys again soon. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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*Please note, NEUTROGENA¬ģ Cosmetics are not currently available for purchase in Canada.¬†

High Density TIGI Quad Eyeshadow – Reivew & Swatch

 

It seems that I mark any celebration or even my travel adventures with makeup. A luxury item that I acquired recently is the High Density TIGI Cosmetics Quad Eyeshadow while I was on a road trip.

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I’m always on the hunt of eyeshadow and TIGI makeup products that’s always make its way into my collection. Love the luxe packaging where it houses a mixed of two matte and two shimmer shadows. This is a cool compact eyeshadows doing unique and interesting things. The shades are really pretty for all season and you can wear them at any time of the year.

Tigi Cosmetics Quad Eyeshadow

A mineral base eyeshadow that keeps me going back for more. The shade I got is in Lush.¬† I love about eveything about this quad eyeshadow especially the cute compact disc packaging that’s see through. I’m a sucker for cute packaging so this one is definitely right up my street.

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They go on so smooth and what’s great about this stuff is that it’s long wearing. They blend beautifully and so easy to work on.

The price can be of higher price range but it’s woth the investment. So it’s going to be a great product to use throughout the winter.

Color swatch Tigi eyeshadow

I dig into the shades and the color swatches as you can see here. Can we take a few minutes to admire these?¬†All four shades works into today’s look.

The lighter shade on the far left , I use it as a highlighter on my brow bone and sometimes I wear it on the lid and apply the dark brown on the crease and outer corner. I see these shades to be versatile and travel friendly. You can play with different look with this quad. They’re really good quality and very pigmented. They go on evenly and these bright metallic blue and red are interesting colors to wear for a dramatic evening look.¬† The shine that it has is so stunning.

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I show you the eye look I got today which is definitely giving me like the care free and¬† relaxing vibes. I’m loving this!

This is a travel must-have! I’m happy I picked this one up for the trip. You can wear your own look with one shade alone or use a multitude colors. I highly recommend this quad!

I think it’s safe to say that TIGI is my beauty soulmate. As a beauty blogger sure has its perks. You can expect to see my obsession for beauty skyrocket in the coming months.

Thank you so much for stopping by and read. I hope you guys enjoyed discovering this product with me.

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried out any of the products from the TIGI Range. I’d love to know what you think!

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Current Favorites

 

Hey guys! I’m back today to do kind of current favorites post because I was hoping to make it into our monthly beauty series. Comment below if you like to read this type of post and so let’s get back to my current favorites.

Current Beauty Favorites

Today, I’m kind of doing mostly my current things. I really like all of these products so I thought I’ll talk about them. So, I’m going to talk about mostly makeup but I do have a few kind of prep skincare bits.

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Starting off with SPF, I’ve been so obsessed with SPF this past summer and the two that I’ve been using the most so far and that I’ve been really liking are the Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face. This one has SPF 50 so it definitely give enough sunscreen protection from UVA and UVB when days I’m going to be outside more.

I’ve been liking this so I wanted to mention it because some people have been asking me about it. I do like¬†how lightweight it feels and the best part is it’s not sticky nor greasy and it doesn’t leave any white residues on the skin. It sinks into skin very well and so easy to spread on the skin. I feel like Purescreen is true to it’s name.

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The other thing that I’ve been diligently using is the Aveeno Positively Ageless Day with SPF 30. I’ve been loving this brand forever so I really love this one because I find that it sinks into the skin really well and the other thing I love about this is that it leaves my skin feels so nice and moisturized. It smells really good and I just can’t get bored over it. Love the SPF coverage and how hydrating it makes my skin. This product doesn’t leave my skin looking glowy or shinny.¬† I do notice there’s a certain radiant glow to the skin and if you’re not into that, then maybe you know that’s something to consider. I’ve combination to dry skin so it’s not a big deal either way. I like this so much more than any other regular drugstore day cream moisturizer.

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Another skincare product that I want to mention is the Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate. They claim it’s their #1 serum for younger looking and radiant skin and I totally agree. I got mine in a deluxe sample format (8ml) but for a full size they comes in between 30ml to 75ml a bottle. I’ve been using for a while now and honestly I did noticed a significant improvement on my dull and dry skin. I literally used only a pearl size of product for both sizes of my face. I don’t need to use a lot of this by any means and it’s just part of my evening routine now. I just use a tiny little bit every single night.

Make Up For Ever Water Blend

Okay, so moving on to makeup products. The first thing is the Makeup Forever Water Blend Face and Body Foundation. I did a full review post on my blog a while ago and if you like to visit, I’ll leave the link here. I want to talk about this particular one because it has become my favorite mid-range liquid foundation which isn’t specifically for face but also the body. It was sent to me and I’ve absolutely liking it a lot. Even though I’ve many face products to test out, I always find my way back to this one. I’m so impressed with the formula and the coverage. It wears really nice and long lasting. I would say you would get a solid 8 hours out of it. If you’re dry or with combination skin you might really like this.

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You guys probably have heard all the hypes and raves about this Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara on YouTube so I do want to quickly talk about it. I don’t wear a lot of mascara if you know me or have been following me on my blog. I wear them occasionally or when I really want a little extra definition to the lashes.

This I felt like it gave a great separation of lashes and also making them really nice and full. I definitely recommend this to you guys that needs something that’s flake free and will stay on your lashes nice and long wearing throughout the day. I didn’t have any transfer or anything like that.

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The next thing I want to talk about is the¬†Dolly Wink Eyeliner.¬†I’m a huge fan of liquid eyeliner in general and I‚Äôve been loving this for the past few weeks and can see it becoming a staple make-up bag go-to. I just love their overall performance. It goes on very easily and it dries to a matte finish. So yeah, not much else to say about it. I really like it so check out Tokyu Hands or Dolly Wink website, if you’re into Japanese makeup products.

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I’m bringing back again two of my old-time favorite lipsticks from Lancome and it’s their Color Design Sensational Effect Lipstick.¬†I’ve been obsessed with nude and red lip color so these are just right up my street. Trendy Mauve is described as a cream caramel pink and Designer Bloom is a beautiful pink berry with a nice sheen to it. It goes on buttery smooth and comfortable on the lips. The colors are well pigmented and so lightweight. I always return to Lancome because it’s the only brand that truly works for me. It’s a beautiful color lipsticks that makes you feel POSH!

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I’ve been wanting to try this for a while because I know tons of people were talking about how good it sets the makeup on. I’ve been loving this and happy that I’m really to have found something that you know is performing well for me. Thanks to Mist & Fix by Make Up For Ever!

I think that’s it for this current favorites and I hope you guys enjoyed it and I see you soon. Bye!

What have you been into lately? Share in the comment below. I’d love to know!

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