Spring Must Haves – Beauty & Fashion

 

Hey guys! Wanna know what products I’ve been loving and thought you might want to check them out for Spring Must Haves? Then let’s skip the introduction and jump straight into the gist of it. Since we’ve been blessed with such beautiful spring like weather last two weeks, I’ve been out and about shopping at my favorite store. So I picked up a few things that I really like!

Sprung into Spring

Let’s talk about BEAUTY¬†for a starter.

Lancome Veris in Lovve

I’m a Lancome addict and¬† when I saw this¬†Lancome Vernis In Love Nail Polish¬†at Winners when I went shopping two weekends ago, I was overjoyed to find this hidden gem.

Lancome Nail Polish

I’m loving the formula and the color which I have in the shade Douceur Vanillee.¬†It’s not to thick nor thin, and the color is just amazing. It looks great and classy which I really like. It’s an everyday color that I can wear it the whole time. It stay well and haven’t chip even after day 5.

Douceur Vanille #Lancome

Not to mention the brush applies easily and my nails being fully covered in 2-3 strokes. It’s buildable for a more opaque finishing.¬†For about $19 (CAD) per bottle this worksas good as the Deborah Lippmann nail polish. I’d say it’s on par. You got to try this! It’s really that amazing!

FASHION

Rockport Clog Shoes

Shoes –¬†Well, you see I don’t live near Winners so that¬†days of picking up a few new affordable pieces for my wardrobe at every change of season are over. But whenever I got the chance to shop there, I like to go a little crazy with my shopping spree.

If you know me, then you know I love almost everything leather. I find them to be really durable and long lasting. This especially holds true when it comes to footwear materials. So when I saw this beautiful Red Rockport Clog Sandals, I know I’ve to get it for good measure. No, really I picked this up because they made the most comfortable shoes. I’ve a few pairs in the past and they haven’t let me down. This slip on sandal is easy to wear with almost anything, from denim to hot pants or summer dresses. Well, at least that’s how I’d wear them.

You see, I also wanted to pair it with my red bag as seen below. I feel like I’m going to be wearing this combo for the rest of the year!

This could be the most comfortable sandals ever and I’ve been really loving it!

Lauren Ralph Lauren Corssbag

Bag – when I said I splurge a little on my bag collection. I mean it! One of my mini goal this year is to be a more I guess aware consumer. I used to be someone who if I see something I like, I don’t too much about it and if I can afford it I’ll just buy it but I want to be a shopper where I’m a little more conscious about the environment.¬† I want to make sure that the things that I’m buying is going to be used for a very long time even if that means I’m paying a higher price tag for it. If it’s something of quality and will last me for a good while, I would rather do that.

Inside Lauren Ralph Lauren bag

So,¬† picked up this adorable Lauren Ralph Lauren Crossbody Bag¬†that’s red and it’s screaming my name. Regular price tag is for $110 but I’m paying a reduced price at $69.99 which is quite a steal, don’t you think!¬† It’s of 100% leather material and was made in Indonesia. It’s perfect to wear as a crossbody bag or on the shoulder as shared on my Instagram post. I really love the good compact size of this bag. It can store cellphone, coins, cash and so many other things in it. So many compartments for cards and there’s also a pen holder just in case. They think of everything even to the smallest detail which I truly appreciate.

Closed up look #RalphLauren

It’s like a wallet but with a strap on it and suprisingly roomy on the inside. The long strap is adjustable and I really like the cute heart shape on gold metal zipper and hardware.¬†I’m loving x10 with this crossbody bag.

So those are some of the stuff that’s a must have for Spring. Definitely make sure you check them out.¬†Leave me a comment down below and tell me what products you like me to try this Spring!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and read. You can find me online on my social media and if you’d like to get notification of a new post, you can follow me on my blog post.

Happy shopping!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:  Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. Products mentioned I’ve purchased with my own money & thoughts my own.

 

 

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Lancome Eye Makeup Remover – Save or Splurge

 

 

 

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Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover at the moment could probably be the last quest on my search for a holy grail eye makeup remover .

It comes together in my Lancome train set I got a few months ago from Pharmaprix (local drugstore).

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I’m cheap! Well not really but when it comes to eye makeup remover, I always tend to go for a middle to high end brands. I think of nothing when I splurge for $36.50¬†on 4.2 fl oz makeup remover knowing that it wouldn’t hurt my sensitive eyes.

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I’ve the same mentality like others, don’t get me wrong me here.¬†Well, I¬†can buy a new eyeshadow palette or compact close to the price tag but for me I rather invest in a good makeup remover that wouldn’t cause irritations to my eyes.

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I’ve tried¬†to get on board with¬†Neutrogena Oil Free Makeup Remover, it’s pretty good but not as good as Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover.

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Available now at Sephora and drugstores.

Have you tried it? Leave your comments below.

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Babes In BLOGLAND Collaboration – HOLIDAY GIFT

 

Come Drool Over!

collaboration

Somehow it’s always more fun buying makeup around the holidays. The colours seem more sparkly and vibrant. The packaging is out-of-this-world cute (or luxe). And do I even have to mention the value you get when brands package up three, four (or, like Lanc√īme, 14!) different¬†sample top picks products¬†in one single gift bag?!? I mean, they’re practically giving this stuff away.

Now… what to get all the other women in your life?¬†Help is here!

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I’ve this idea of getting this beautiful gift set that something I¬†would be elated¬†to receive myself‚ÄĒfrom luxe makeup such as this gift set by¬†Lanc√īme¬†Cosmetics. It’s valued for C$308.00 with 15 pieces of beauty products and a special edition for this holiday. The special promotion luxurious Holiday SET¬†will be¬†yours for only C$67.00 with purchase offer.

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In case you just followed my post or just passing by I want to¬†mention that it’s¬†our second post instalment on Blogmas¬†Holiday Collaboration where I teamed up with three very good friends from Hello Kaily, Curly Spring Blossom¬†and¬†Stash Matters.¬†I’ll put their links below and if you are excited to read what they have in their beautiful blogs, don’t forget to head over to check them out.

I’m thrilled, so¬†let’s get started!

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Train¬†Case by¬†Lanc√īme

This is part of my early Christmas gift from my honey bear. He made me promised not to open the others until Christmas morning (gah!!!) Hence, I’ll have¬†a feature schedule set as “Christmas Gifts Unwrapped” after Christmas with all of you.

But I promise him to open just this one since I’ve been holding back¬†for far too long. This case is too cute and all the makeup looks so pretty to touch but I want to do this for all of you.

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A Lovely Train Case or makeup travel bag!

It’s a gift¬†of sharing what’s in this Train Case that keeps me so excited.

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Inside the Travel Case

You will get the following items:

  • Advanced Genifique Youth Activating concentrate
  • Bi–Facil Double Action Eye Make Remover
  • Color design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Designer Bloom and Trendy Mauve
  • Delicate Oil Free Powder Blush in Shimmer Mocha Havana
  • Juicy Tube Ultra Shiny Gloss
  • Khol Eyeliner Pencil in Black Ebony
  • Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette for Warm Day and Warm Night
  • Booster XL Super- Enhancing Mascara Base
  • High Definition Mascara in Black
  • Dual-end Liner and Shadow Brush
  • Cosmetic Bag in Gold
  • Train Case

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There are so many great Lanc√īme products that it‚Äôs quite hard to pick only three, so I‚Äôve chosen my favorites from their recent launches. The rest of the products will be reviewed subsequently.

Here are some of my quick take:

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Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette for Warm Day

I noticed the packaging of these palettes have been revamped to look similar to Naked Basics Palette. The older packaging retailed for C$57.00 which is on a high price tag if you asked me. I recommend getting this Travel Bag for C$67.00 with purchase at Pharmaprix Pincourt or at Shoppers Drug Mart while stock lasts. This bag is totally worth it.

The light shades are good as highlight and neutral shades which also includes a grey liner that is perfect for day wear.

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Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette for Warm Night

There’s a really good mix of matte. shimmer and metallic shades included and I’m pleased to say that every single one is seriously pigmented and super easy to blend. I’ve been really drawn to¬†the shades rustic copper,¬†gold and bronze.¬†They have just the right of shimmer in to give a luxe look and the pigmentation is so, so good.

I know that this Train Case GIFT Bag with purchase is a limited edition but couldn’t confirm if these eyeshadow palettes would be a permanent feature. In other words, this is one of the few I’d recommend that you rush to buy if. It’s definitely going to be a favorite in my makeup bag for months to come.

Which of these two do you like the look of this palette from Lanc√īme?

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Color design Sensational Effects Lip color in Designer Bloom and Trendy Mauve

If you ask me, there’s always room for another nude¬†lipstick in your collection (yes, I am an enabler). But here’s what makes these different. I find the formula to be very moisturizing and so¬†pigmented.

This is major. I hate it when a lipstick looks good when you first put it on, only to get dull, disappear and/or dry out a short while later. Does this sounds familiar to you? Another thing is that, I also get sad when colors look amazing in the tube, but then let too much of your natural lip tone show through.

It really coats your lips and hydrates them, and stays on really well.¬†Somehow, the muted berry with the satin and a nice mauve¬†feels modern all of a sudden‚ÄĒeverything old is new again!‚ÄĒand it really flatters, in a late ’80s sort of way. Am I crazy? ūüėõ

I’ll be doing lots of color swatches and reviews in the next coming posts.

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Blush Subtil Delicate Oil Free Powder Blush in Shimmer Mocha Havana

I love a product that gets to work and blend easily, especially if it requires minimal effort on my part (yes, I’m IMPATIENT) lol!

On its¬†website it says this luxuriously silky powder blush glides on with its own brush to color and contour for a flawless application every time. I’m intrigued to try and let me tell you, I love the soft, sheer color that’s very natural but gives¬†a hint of glimmer. Love it!

It’s available in six beautiful¬†shades for $C40.50 sold separately in case you’re curious.

Do you like the look of this blush¬†from¬†Lanc√īme ?

lancome cosmetics holiday gift bag

I got here lots of packet samples with my Lanc√īme purchases. I’ve started trying some and here are my thoughts and opinion.

Clarins¬†I liked these beauty flash balm, extra firming night cream and exfoliating cleanser,¬†it’s got me interested in trying other Clarins skin care products in full size.

Shiseido ¬†I don’t think I’ve ever used a Power Infusing Concentrate¬†that hasn’t done its job and left my skin feeling smooth, soothing fresh and smells¬†amazing. This is no exception.

IDC –¬†This costs like a million dollars and I’ve used better that cost 99% less. IDC is also a Canadian brand which is stepping up to skin care department recently.

Jouviance –¬† I’ve been curious about¬†Jouviance¬†skincare line as I love Canadian brand, but this had a tendency to cause me breakout. Bummer!¬†I’ve sensitive skin and I can tell if the product cause me any breakout on the same day. But just to make sure I’m really sensitive to this Powerful Antioxidant Moisturizer, I tried it again the second day and I get the same result. So, I stop and confirm this isn’t working out for me.

Prada – for men. I love how¬†my honey bear smells wearing Prada eau de toilette. Aahhh!!! So sporty, makes me want to¬†hug him even more LOL! A perfect gift for your love ones this holiday season. Head over to Pharmaprix or Shoppers and ask for a tester sample. You’re going to make someone truly happy!

Total samples killed: All

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It‚Äôs running between the 14th November¬†and till stock lasts and would make a lovely HOLIDAY¬†Gift for any Lanc√īme fan.¬†HEAD over to your nearest Pharmaprix or Shoppers Drug Mart and ask for this special promotion. Don’t forget to use your Optimum card to load your points. I got 20x points when I spent $75.00 at the beauty section. So yay!

I wanted to do a shout out to beauty team¬†at Beauty Gallery Pincourt, Pharmaprix which I’ve been frequenting. The sales promoters¬†are very friendly and helpful. I love shopping at Pharmaprix for their special sales and¬†reward¬†points ¬†It one of my favorite places to shop for beauty products¬†and if you’re in that area, drop by and mention you read my blog. Also available at Pharmaprix, drugstores,¬†Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM), Sephora, Lanc√īme¬†online,¬†Hudson Bay and drugstores.

I’ll be trying out all the products and will write reviews in the¬†next coming posts.

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Which beauty gifts are you hoping to give… or get? Make sure to leave your¬†comment in the section below. I love to read your comments and let me know which product you like me review.

Collab Links:  Hello Kaily, Curly Blossom and Stash Matters 

Thank you so very much for taking your time off to read. See you on the next one ūüėÄ

Sharon xoxo

 

Disclaimer: This bag was purchased by my honey bear as a gift and all the opinions are solely mine.

 

Neutrogena Skin care

Hey friends!

Yesterday, as I was cleaning my bathroom cupboard, I found a package of this Neutrogena skincare products. It must have been hiding behind the cupboard among my other toiletries. Oh my, I was surprised and happy at the same time. They came in a sample size packaging. Since, I’m doing skin care today, I throw in this Mary Kay hand cream as well. I don’t recall where I got these products from but it must be from free samples which I subscribed many moons ago.

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Honestly, I haven’t tried any of Neutrogena’s brand before and I’m excited to try and leave my thoughts and opinion on these good looking skincare ūüôā

neutrogena haul

  1. Mary Kay Satin hands (net wt: 0.72 oz)
  2. Neutrogena Beach Defense with SPF 60 (net wt: 29 ml) 
  3. Neutrogena Ultra Gentle daily cleanser (net wt: 14 ml)
  4. Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer (net wt: 7 ml)
  5. Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing cleansing wipes (7 wipes)

mary kay satin hands beach defence

This brand is something you might have heard about. It’s the Mary Kay Satin hands cream seems like a dupe of my Lancome Nutrix Royal Body cream in terms of the packaging. It’s fragrance free and it’s light on skin. I’ve never tried this brand before and will check it out more.

Next is the Beach Defense which comes in a full bottle of 198 ml. It¬†provides superior skin protection from harsh summer elements, further more it’s clinically proven to help defend the signs of sun damage. Good news is that it’s also waterproof. So, hip-hip hurray!!!

ultra gentle healthy defence

Oh my gosh! This ultra gentle¬†daily cleanser¬†smells wonderful. I love the sweet scents of it. The color formula is¬†transparent. It says that this effective yet gentle formula removes excess oil, dirt and even makeup while protecting skin’s natural moisture barrier to leave it feeling soft‚ÄĒnever too dry, never too tight. Regular size in 12 fl oz selling for $8.99 at Neutrogena¬†

Beside it is the Healthy Defense daily moisturizer which is smooth and moist when I tried it on my hand. Faint scents of beautiful fragrant soap. This exclusive hydrating antioxidant blend with pure vitamin E helps prevent the visible signs of aging. On top of that, it is lightweight and non-greasy. It absorbs quickly and keeps sin hydrated all day. Comes in a 50 ml regular size tube. So high five to that!!

makeup wipes

Neutrogena Makeup Wipes (7 counts) $1.99 ‚Äď helps to remove even the stubborn traces of dirt, oil and makeup especially the waterproof mascara. It cleans and leaves skin fresh in just one easy step effectively. I usually¬†use liquid and butter makeup remover but never on this brand for makeup wipes. But I will definitely try them since I also read many good reviews on¬†this brand.

hair care free sample garnier

Okay, these two are random samples which¬†I got from picking ¬†some beauty products. Anyways, they’re a¬†Garnier brand. So, what I have here are¬†these Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser and Garnier Fructis Triple Nourishing Oils in Avocado, Olive and Almond. There are 3 packets in pack. Frankly, I’m not a hair fashion¬†person and so therefore I cannot speak much about them. I will for sure to give them a try and see how it works on me. If you need a review on this, please comment below.

Have you tried any of these products before?

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

The Essential Skincare Routine!

Happy Saturday, friends! It’s time for my skincare routine and I like to share them with you. Ta-da! These are some of my essential skincare that I used on a regular basis while the others on waiting list.

body wash and skincare body wash and skin care

First of all, let me¬†share with you some of¬†the skin care and facial wash that I used and have started using recently for my review on my last week’s post. So, I’m going to start by¬†doing my favorite Aveeno¬† skin care products.

aveeno cleanser aveeno daily moisturizing lotion

On the bottle¬†it says, “Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser formulated with naturally calming Feverfew that gently cleanses and softens dry, sensitive skin. And it’s fragrant free.” It came in regular size bottle of 177 ml.

While on this big bottle, it¬†says “Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion with natural colloidal oatmeal which clinically proven to relieve dry skin and moisturizes for 24 hours”. Bottle size is bigger, it’s¬†a¬†532 ml bottle. This lotion is dermatologist recommended.

Aveeno is a new brand name for me. I started using them like a year ago. I usually use Dove or St Ives. But then I switched to Aveeno and I’m happy with the products so far.¬†Nevertheless, ¬†I’m always¬†on the hunt for different types of facial cleansers¬†from high streets to high end brands.

I have been using both of these products regulary and it keeps my dry skin moisturized both body and face.

balea scrub exfoliant dove energy glow facial cleanser

Balea scrub exfoliant is a new brand for me.¬†I haven’t heard it before.¬†Sorry for my ignorant. Anyways, while I was window shopping I came across this exfoliant which¬†was on sale¬†and so¬†I sort¬†of bought it on a whimp.¬†I simply like the packaging.¬†I had¬†it a few months ago and I like the tiny exfoliating beads when scrubbed on my face.¬†It has I believe¬†apricot and walnuty scents. I like the¬†smell now¬†after awhile. It was strong for me at first but it’s about getting used to it. The exfoliant cream is brownish in color. It does what an exfoliating scrub should do. My face looks cleaner and all the dull skins varnished. Yay!!! Oh yes, it’s recommended to use once or twice a week only.

Dove Energy Glow foaming facial cleanser for normal to dry skin in 150 ml tube. This¬†cleanser contains both ultra-fine exfoliants with 1/4 moisturizing cream. It’s like a 2 in 1 instant coffee type of function.¬†It gives skin glow and look great. I have used this in the past and it’s almost finishing as you can see from the state of the tube. It’s going to be empties¬†blog soon.

Koa biore facial wash tonymoly facial wash

You must have seen these Kao Biore and TonyMoly facial wash in my¬†previous blog. It’s in my last Sunday’s post. These two are my most recent buys¬†of facial wash todate.

Lancome royal body lotion

Last but not least is the Lancome Nutrix Royal Body intense lipid repair cream for very dry skin in 2.0 oz. I got it in a gift set given to me last Christmas.

Oh my goodness!!¬†Lancome’s¬†lotion is amazing.¬†I really love it’s awesome¬†scents and most importantly is¬†I felt the softness of my skin immediately when I applied it on. I¬†love the cushion-soft feelings on my hand¬†and it’s lightweight. The cream absorbs very quickly preventing moisture escaping (chuckle!). I will repurchase it again. It’s one of my favorite.

I hope you like reading this post as much as I like showing my skincare products with all of you ūüôā

What is your beauty regimen? Please share on the comment below.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

NO 7 Lift & Luminate Night Cream

Oohhh noooo…. I ran out of my night cream. I have been using my Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital night cream for many months and I just have to replace it with a another night cream fast.

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The next morning, I rushed to a nearby drugstore and found this brand ~ No 7 Lift & Luminate Night Cream in 50ml retailing for $25.99. Boots company made No 7 cosmetic in UK and I saw in youtube one of the UK beauty guru was talking about the lip liner she uses for her makeup tutorial.

No 7 night cream

This product claimed to be restoring, replenishing and containing rich formula that works to help your skin recover from the day and smoothes fine lines, leaving skin soft with a healthy renewed radiance and visibly lifts and firms and as an added bonus, improves the appearance of deep lines in 4 weeks. They also recommend to use their Day Cream in the morning for even better results.

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I have been¬†using¬†this No 7 night cream for more than 4 weeks since my last purchased and I dare to say that it does really worked for me. I have¬†dry skin and so far,¬†my skin is¬†working great with this product.¬†Although this won’t lift skin in the least,¬†¬†it does makes my face¬†felt smoother and firmer. My skin felt hydrated and¬†it¬†left my skin moisturized. What else¬†could I asked for? Ummm… okay, maybe some¬†fresh after cleansing smell? Love the smell. It’s soothing and relaxing.

Cute nice glass jar packaging. I also liked the sound of the lid of the jar opened or closed. To me that’s skin care.

Thanks for taking the tiime to read my blog.

When was the last time you ran out of your favorite night cream?

xoxo

Sharon