Clinique Boxing Day SEPHORA (pic heavy)

 

Don’t judge me okay! Yup,¬†you’ve to believe me when I told you that I’m still doing my Boxing Day unboxing purchases in February. I must do this one because it’s a brand that used to be closed to my heart when I was in my twenties.

So, a big SHOUT OUT to Clinique Cosmetics. MY dear old¬†friend LOL! I’m actually feeling nostalgia as I write! Sure brings back good memories.

The Clinique Loves Boxing Day set that comes with a ¬†Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara, Day Off Cleansing Balm and Extended Thirst Relief¬†might have found it’s way as my must have face routine. Happy because I found a cleansing balm¬†that works for me, and sad because I’m running out my other face product!

For only CAD$15 you get three nice products from Clinique to try, exclusive only at Sephora.

I’ve never had any colored mascara than the usual black. I was excited to get this Marsala color for my eye lashes. Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara comes in a regular size tube packaging.¬†My only complain is that the color is not as loud compared to what appeared on the brush. It isn’t showing much on my lashes and frankly, I couldn’t see the difference unless I us 20X mirror! Or maybe,¬†¬†I got a bad tube. I don’t know. So, bum!

I never knew I needed this until I tried it!

“Take The Day Off” Cleansing Balm by Clinique is my new love.¬†After having my whole arm full with color swatches, I decided to use this cleansing balm to the test. You just¬†gently apply the product¬†on your¬†arms or face and taa..daaa!!! In my case, all the swatches removed in front of my very eyes. Wow!

With this product, a little bit goes a long way. You get loads so you will literally never have to repurchase for a long while! I’m¬†always on the hunt for makeup remover that effortlessly dissolves even the most tenacious makeup and so glad to find it. I love my Estee Lauder Makeup Remover and this Clinique¬†is just icing on the cake. I got to admit,¬†I’m in love and will continue to use this product.

Individual bottle available at Sephora for C$36.00 in 125 ml or at retail stores, drugstores or Clinique online.

Next product in this box is the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Gel-Cream that valued for C$46.00 for 1.7 oz at Sephora.

First and foremost, it states on the website that this product is perfect for all skin types. Well, I’ve dry combination skin and I¬†was¬†all excited to test it out. I’ve been trying this moisturizer cream in the morning for the last two weeks and I would say this formula leaves my skin feeling moist and not greasy. Lastly, I didn’t notice any breakout which I sometimes experience when trying out skin care products.

It’s smells amazing and absorbs to skin before I count even count 1,2,3. The moisturizer has a somewhat herbal smell, but it doesn’t linger and nothing that’s insulting to the the nose.¬†It feels soothing and cooling on¬†my skin. I’m going to continue to use it interchangeably with my other skin care products next but this Thirst Relief gel-cream, I highly recommend.

Have you tried any Clinique products I mentioned above? What do you think of it by commenting in the section below.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope to see you on the next one!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Joe Fresh Eye And Lip Palette |Review

Hi lovelies, how did your weekend go? I had one of most¬†relaxing days for I don’t know how long. I got to take my long afternoon nap. Woke up and I decided to stay in, as the weather wasn’t great. Sunday was sunny and very warm, went to my fridge and dig out Chapman¬†ice cream in vanilla. Ahhh!joe fresh eyeshadow

Since 1st of July was Canada Day just like past a few weeks ago, I plan to feature Canadian brands on the blog for the week or maybe the whole month. I haven’t decided yet but you have been seeing lots of Joe Fresh brands in my blog, aren’t you? Not to lie, the second reason is because I got some Joe Fresh items for a very good deal.

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Up first is Joe Fresh, a brand that probably doesn’t need any further intro of. Their makeup line is awesome, great price point, but I love their eyeshadow¬†more. If you read my blog, you know I’m super obsessed with eyeshadow and its palettes and this one is no different. I love how cute the packaging is and the amazing quality of this eyeshadow is just incredible. So loving it!

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The shade I got is in Bronze Age and it comes with three shadows – matte, metallic and satin. Also included is a Sheer Lip Balm and a decent brush applicator that¬†you can actually use ūüėõ Yay for that!

eye and lip palette

From L-R: The Champagne is the highlighter, the Metallic Brown and Dark Brown.

color swatch joe fresh

They’re very pigmented and creamy smooth. I’m able to work on these shadows easily and it blends super well. I love neutral nude eye makeup look for day wear and this palette is just perfect for the occasion.

eye maeup look joe fresh neutral

You probably heard me mentioned a few times that I sometimes went for more dramatic colours for different day wear (darker shades or shimmer). But in any cases, where I need a colour that is strictly for everyday appropriate, Bronze Age would be a good candidate.

finish look

I just love these shades and the formula is gorgeous. It’s long wearing and I just can’t get enough of this palette.

lip balm joe fresh

Next is this Sheer Lip Balm that comes with this eyeshadow palette. It’s sheer and moist but not sticky at all. I’m not sure if they sell this lip balm separately but I’m pretty sure the lipsticks are.

color swatch joe fresh

I like the formula of this lip balm which is soft and smooth which makes it easy to glide. I don’t see any color except that it’s moist on my lips.

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I really have to go back to Loblaws or Maxi to grab a few other colors available. After all, I’m doing a Canada brand theme this month and might as well go all the¬†way.¬†So, yay for Canada!

For my US friends you can find Joe Fresh brand online at JC penny and stores location in New York.

This is like my longest post ever. Than you so much for taking the time to read.

That’s it for now and I hope you enjoy reading and find this post interesting. Until next time, have a great week ūüėÄ

Sharon xoxo

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Sonia Kashuk Tinted Lip Balm|Review & Swatch

 

 

 

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As¬†I was sobbing that Target had left town and picking up the pieces are hard to do. I was so sure that the Nail Polish was the last item I remembered getting¬†from Target¬†but then as I was doing my spring cleaning on the makeup products to review, I found this.¬†I’m¬†like “ahhhhhh”. It feels like the clouds opens up and the light shines directly onto this Sonia Kashuk¬†lip balm. Obviously, jumping for joy is all that I can do but wait I did¬†the happy feet dance tool! LOL!

sonia kashuk lip balm swatch

Sonia Kashuk Moisture Luxe tinted Lip Balm in Hint of Coral. I don’t remember how much I paid for this but on¬†Target US and¬†Sonia Kashuk’s website it shows $8.99. There are 4 super gorgeous colors¬†available.

The packaging is sleek and packed solid. On the¬†top of the cap, you’ll see the color tone¬†for easy access to the¬†shade you like.

lip swatches sonia

This is a lip balm that I will highly recommend you to get. It’s so creamy and it moisturize your lips and my lips feels great wearing it. High pigmentation and this lip balm glides like butter. The formula looks shinny but it’s not sticky at all. At first thought, I expected it too maybe feel a little sticky but boy was I wrong. No gunky or tacky feeling at all.

I really love how it makes my lips¬†look. I love the smooth texture and the¬†sheer¬†color is freaking amazing. The color tint keeps your lips looking awesome¬†and the¬†formula works to moisturize all day. The Coral shade I got¬†isn’t too orange-y or to bright so, it’s just a perfect shade to wear this summer.

I¬†kicked myself for¬†not getting more shades when Target were still around ūüė¶ But on a more positive note, I’m glad to have¬†this one to keep as a momento but in the meantime I’ll be wearing it from spring to summer.

Anyways,¬†I hope that with this first impression review, and if you haven’t get this lip balm yet, head over to¬†your local Target and grab one or ¬†maybe two. The shades are so beautiful. You should definitely check it out.

Am I affiliated to any of this companies? Well, I’m not and I paid all the makeup I have with my hard sweat¬†money. All the¬†opinions are solely my own for all the reviews I made so far. So, rest assure that I’m giving ¬†you my honest opinion and that’s what I love doing ūüôā

If you have this Sonia Kashuk let me know what do you think of this by commenting below.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

L’oreal Paris Glossy Balm|REVIEW

 

Hey guys!

I found this L’oreal Glossy Balm in my purse and I remembered that I haven’t posted my¬†review on this lovely balm yet since my mini beauty haul awhile ago. I’ve been wearing this glossy balm since it’s in my purse and so far I’m enjoying it ūüôā

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L’oreal Glossy Balm in 250 Baby Berry is available in drugstores, Target, Walmart, Ulta and L’oreal online store for $7.99. It comes in eight delightful shades that make you want to grab a few more.

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This crayon type balm and gloss combination format is so easy to apply. I glides very easily and smoothly leaving lips feeling moist and uplifting.

loreal glossy balm

Glossy balm doesn’t feel sticky or heavy and I love the shade I picked. There are also a kissable range of shades which are brighter to choose. This glossy balm is not very long lasting but as expected from lip balms they don’t usually stay for a long wear. But I’ve been wearing it for everyday quick use.

lip swatch loreal

Color swatch of Baby Berry which is creamy, moisturizing with amazing pigmentation. The only thing I would wish is that L’oreal comes with more shades for this crayon collection line. Anyways, so far I’m happy with my purchase and will definitely repurchase.¬†It’s inexpensive and with a good quality that will leaves many of you happy.

Which color would you pick?

Thank you for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

NYX Lip Butter Balm REVIEW – December Ipsy Glam Bag

 

Hey lovelies!

As I unbagged my Ipsy bag a week ago, I was very excited to try this lip balm out immediately. So, here is what I got from my bag.

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NYX Butter Lip Balm in Ladyfingers with a net wt: 0.14 oz. It costs $4.00 and you can find it at Target and some local drugstore Ulta and NYX online store. This NYX lip balm I got it as a sample from my December Ipsy bag.

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Color swatch is of plum-velvet shade and it has an amazing scents. It glides easily without feeling gunky or sticky. This lip balm is moisturizing and it lasted me for more than 3 hours. I’m happy with NYX lip butter and simply love this color. I heard from other bloggers who also subscribed to ipsy bag and they received the nude macaron shade and red velvet.

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Love the consistency of the texture and it helps moisturize my lips very efficiently and on top of that I also got some pretty color shade on it. Overall, I’m satisfied with this NYX sample I got from ipsy bag. If you like to join ipsy bag monthly subscriptions, please check on the link here. For $10.00 a month with free shipping within USA.

I would say that so far I’m satisfied with this month’s ipsy bag.

What’s in your ipsy bag and what color lip balm you get?

Thank you.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beeswax Lip Balm (Review)

Hello fellow Burt’s & Bees lover! Winter season can¬†be harsh depending on where you lived but sadly for me, I get quite a big share of dry weather here. As the season changes from fall and winter is just a stone throw away. What better time than to gear up¬†lip glosses and lip balms? So, this year, the star of my family’s lip gear will be … none other than …

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Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (0.15 oz) for $4.89 a tube

inside the beeswax

I have accumulated many new purchases of lip balms from my recent buys but nothing beats Beeswax lip balm for sure especially after getting some feedback from my husband after asking him to do a¬†test run for me (giggling!!!).¬†I’m all about giving my lips the soothing feeling they deserve.

Feedback from my husband on this lip balm is that it has peppermint taste and tingling sensation on lips. It feels fresh and moisturized. For those of you who has been using this beeswax lip balm since passed down generations, you know what I’m talking about. And for those who are brand new, try it and you¬†will know what I mean ūüôā

This lip balm contains Vitamin E and peppermint. It was also loaded with coconut and sunflower oils that condition and soften lips. On top of that it’s 100% natural.

Verdict from the tester. Thumbs up for beeswax lip balm. I rest my case.

Thank you for reading!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Burt’s & Bees Holiday Grab Bag

Hey guys!

Today, I like to share with you this holiday grab bag from Burt’s & Bees. For those who are¬†a big fan of this brand, I would recommend it to share it with your family and friends. I’m new to Burt’s & Bees product, but I’m getting the hang of it. Beeswax products¬†has been here and around since 1984 and has become one of a¬†natural lip product.

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Holiday Grab Bag for $25.00 (valued for $75.00) 

This Christmas let’s not forget about just the gifts but also about sharing and caring.

I picked up my¬†beeswax lip balm a long time ago and it was just lying in my drawer and since the dry winter is hitting home, I can’t help but remembering that I have a lip balm tucked under one of my drawers. So, I resolved to use it more in the coming weeks for a product which has so much good and natural ingredient in it.

I guess mostly everyone knows about Burt’s & Bees brand and for those of you who are like me, Welcome! To a new lip balm family.

Have you had any Burt’s & Bees products? If yes, which one, I’m dying to know.

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Walmart Mini Beauty Haul!

Hey lovelies!

It’s time to go shopping again and this time I happened to be at Walmart and so I picked up these few beauty products for my haul this week.

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So, I pick this two gift sets, a foot scrub and an eyeliner from this trip. I’ve seen many lip smacker and I’m just as excited when I saw this pepsi lip balm. As usual, I find the packaging quite intriguing.

mini chubby by flower lip balms

I love this mini chubby sticks by Flower. It comes in a pack of three with three shades to wear for day and for night. For $9.00 a set is a steal.

As for these lip balms, who can resist the temptation of tasting it, right? Mountain dew, pepsi in wild cherry and cherry vanilla. It such a festive green and red color cherry lip balm for this Christmas. Smells wonderful and taste just right on lips! And by the way, I did my review posting on the lip balm earlier today and the rest of the products will be review later on after I have tried them.

annabelle eyelinerfoot scrub

Annabelle kohl eyeliner in 156 Rhone (Dark grey). I’m always in the hunt for a perfect eyeliner and kohl is one of my favorite liner that I tend to pick.

Foot scrub by bare foot in Lavender and mint is a random purchase. It was on special for $2.79 (retail price $3.99) and I really love the smell of lavender and so in my shopping bag it goes.

Have you tried any of the lip balm or lip smacker?

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

3 Pepsi Lip Balms!

 

Hey guys!

Are you drooling now? Well, here is 3 lip balms by Pepsi which I picked up from Walmart recently. Since we’re nearer to the holiday season and with dry cold air blowing, lip balm and lip gloss are seen on many shelves and counters. I did not get my lip smacker by Coca Cola but I thought these are cute too. So, I’m going to share some my of first impression on these pepsi!

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I love the punchy color on these packaging. It’s plastic but still looked adorable.

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They came in a set of 3 cylinder tubes and each with different flavor. That the Pepsi Cherry Vanilla, Mountain Dew and Pepsi Wild Cherry. Each weight 5.1 g. It cost me $5.00 for these three which I find it quite reasonably priced.

Mountain dew mountain dew lip balm

Mountain Dew in green color formula and it does taste like mountain dew. It glides smoothly as a lip balm should perform.

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Pepsi Cherry Vanilla has cherry taste. They came in a twist bottom tube if you need more to apply on lips.

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Last but not least is the Wild Cherry which taste more a like cherry vanilla but I still feel that it’s a cool marketing strategy and trendy. So the next time, you go to Walmart, check out their latest lip balms.

With so many different brands of lip balms from coca cola, pepsi, kisses, m&m, sierra mist, french fry to frosty cereal and sriracha. It’s hard to pick my favorite.

Which is your favorite lip balm or lip smacker that you pick up?

Thanks as usual for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Cake Beauty Sweehearts Luscious ~Lip Butter Balm

Hey guys! I have been trying out different lip gloss and lip balms lately. I¬†did mentioned in my previous blog that I will¬†try this lip butter balm by Cake¬†Beauty. This is a limited edition lip balm in Sweethearts Kiss me, I’m sweet! When I think of cake and sweethearts candies,well I can’t help but think of Valentine. Oops,!!! I’m just getting ahead of myself.

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So, I obviously have to try this sweehearts lip balm out. Not to mention this adorable packaging that is ohso girlie and pretty! This comes in a net wt. 12 ml tube. The price tag for this Sweethearts lip butter balm is $14.00 online at Shop.ca 
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The formula is quite thick but it glides like a dream. It goes on clean and feels deliciously rich. I like the¬†soft and silky texture on my lips. ¬†It has this sheer and luscious finish that moisturizes and protects lips leaving them feeling dewy and kissable. This kissable lip balm has a faint sweet vanilla scents that’s not too overwhelming. I can wear it anytime of the day or when I feel like giving a little love!
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It leaves¬†lips feeling moisturized and¬†leaves a soft¬†shine on the lips. To my surprised, this lip balm doesn’t feel sticky or waxy¬†at all eventhough I find it to be a little bit¬†thick.
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I keep my sweethearts luscious lip butter balm with me in my purse for a sweet moisturizing treat anytime.

I adore this Cake Beauty lip balm but in my opinion the price for a tube of it was overly priced. The quality is there but I’m just a little hesitant to repurchase once I’ve finished with this tube simply because of the price. Cake Beauty has a line for not only lip butter balm but also in hair and body mist.

How perfect is it Cake Beauty’s Sweethearts line? Would you¬†get it anytime soon?

Thank you for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo