NYX Wanderlust PARIS Photo, Swatches & Review

 

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

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

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

NYX Packaging

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

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

Wanderlust Paris set

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

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

NYX eyeshadow swatches
1st row

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

NYX wanderlust eyeshadow swatches
2nd row

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

Let’s move on to what I really love.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

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

Closed up applicator

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

Lip cream swatch #NYX

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

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Palmer’s Coconut Oil Daily Moisturizing Body Care

 

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

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

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*Press Samples

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body cream by Palmer's

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

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

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

Body lotion by Palmer's

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

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Last but not least is the Coconut Oil Body Oil.

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

Body oil Palmer's

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

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

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

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

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

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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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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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!

lip shine hydro boost
#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.¬†