Thursday, September 29, 2016

Caryl Baker Brow Blitz Collection Brow Ink and Brow Balm

The colder the weather, the bushier the brows. As the weather begins to simmer down, it seems appropriate that everyones brows get a little thicker (to keep your face warm, ya know?). In my case, my two brows are already quite thick and just need a quick comb and a little filling in. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kat Von D Hello Canada! Set - Lolita, Double Dare, Trooper

The Kat Von D Hello Canada! Set ($45 CAD) is a limited edition, exclusive to Sephora sample set that features a trio of Kat Von D's all time favourite and bestselling products - the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare, the Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lolita and the Tattoo Liner in Trooper - all encased in a vegan leather bag. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park

In search of the perfect my lips but better liquid lipstick, I made my first ever ColourPop purchase - the Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park ($6 USD). 

The Ultra Satin Lip is the "comfortable" rendition of the Ultra Matte Lips. The finish of the Ultra Satin Lip is actually quite matte ... with the tiniest bit of sheen. The formulation is super pigmented - I only need 1 swipe for opaque coverage. And like ColourPop promises, it's long-wearing (6-7 hours) but not transfer-proof, especially when eating Costco french fries (among other oily foods). I found the Ultra Satin Lip to be slightly drying - but about as drying as a regular lipstick might be for someone who has very sensitive lips. I need to exfoliate thoroughly before applying or else I get weird, patchy areas. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Nora the Explorer - MoYou London Nail Art Stamping Starter Kit

Have you ever looked at elegant nail designs and wondered..."Did they free-hand that nail art or... are they a magician?" And the answer is neither. They probably used a nail art stamping set like the ones from MoYou London. Think Kindergarten potato stamp but all grown up - more elegant, more intricate and a lot less messy. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Looney Tunes X Paul & Joe Beauté for Fall 2016

Warner Brothers Cartoons meets French/Japanese beauty brand Paul & Joe Beauté. The result? Looney Tunes X Tom & Jerry X Paul & Joe Beauté. The collection features three Lipstick Cases ($7 CAD), three Compacts ($8 CAD) and two Pressed Face Powder Cases ($10 CAD). 

Oddly enough, the collection doesn't contain any actual makeup. Just packaging. What's nice about the Paul & Joe Beauté range is that the casing for powder blushers, cream blushes, eyeshadow trios, lipsticks, and pressed face powders are re-useable and the product inside is sold separately. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

STYLE: Rose Gold & Minimalism with Happiness Boutique

As a petite human being, I like jewellery that's as minimal as possible (for fear of being eaten up and taken over by a big necklace). Small jewellery, despite being very easy to lose, are by far my favourite things to wear on my fingers and ear lobes. The Happiness Boutique sent me a couple jewellery pieces to try and they've become two items that I couldn't be happier to have in my collection. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Integral Dermo Correction (IDC) Express Perfection and SPF 50 Sun Protection

Contrary to popular belief, IDC doesn't stand for I DON'T CARE, it stands for Integral Dermo Correction, the first ever skincare line to deliver 16 anti-aging functions at once.

Their patented Regen 16 technology stimulates hydration, barrier function, cell anchorage, energy, oxygenation, ECM synthesis, immunity, and skin cohesion and exchanges while moderating oxidization, pigmentation, keratinization, protein modifications, DNA damage, ECM proteolysis, inflammation and microcapillary permeability. I don't know what half of that stuff means but it's all in the name of science and anti-aging! 

 IDC SPF 50 Facial Sunscreen, IDC Regen Express Perfection and IDC Hydra-Seal healthy Glow

Thursday, September 22, 2016

5 Reasons to Try Firmoo Glasses

Because I'm an idiot and sat on my last pair of glasses from Firmoo, they were kind enough to send me a new pair in the style #S6252. 

I've had Firmoo glasses for the past 4 years. Here's 5 reasons you should give Firmoo a shot: 

They're inexpensive. $20 to $30 for a pair of prescription eyewear? YES. It's particularly nice if you like to switch up your style every now and again.

There's a boatload of variety. I've gone from round, tortoise shell glasses to thinner frames. They've got 123901340293482934 different styles to choose from in tons of colours. Right now I'm eyeing the clear frames. 

The quality is decent. You get what you pay for here. They don't feel expensive per se but if the prescription is right and they last longer than a year, I'm happy. 

Shipping is fast. When I broke my last pair of glasses, I was in a bit of a rush to get a new pair. My Firmoo order took a little less than two weeks coming from China. 

The site has a "try-on" function where you upload a photo of yourself and can see what you might look like with a particular pair of glasses. It's not 100% accurate but its nice to have an idea whether or not a certain style I've been interested in suits me. 

A quick review of my new glasses. They're the style #S6252. The arms are every so slightly too small for my face, which means that they become uncomfortable to wear after 5ish hours. I really like the style, as they're similar to my previous pair of round glasses. 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stila Stay All Day Matte'ificent Lipstick in Bordeaux

Stila launches its Fall 2016 Glam Rock Collection mid-September in Shoppers, Sephora, Murale and at and The Glam Rock Collection is inspired by 70s music, fashion and attitude - a retro colour palette with a femme fab vibe. 

The collection features 12 Stila Stay All Day Matte'ificent Lipsticks ($29 CAD), 8 Stila Stay All Day Lip Liners ($26 CAD) and 3 new shades of the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color ($27 CAD). 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Foundation in Y305 and Y245

The MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation ($54 CAD) is the newest foundation release in MUFE's face product line up. I believe it's meant to replace the now discontinued Face and Body Foundation. 

For starters, it's a sheer, dewy finish foundation. Not everyone's personal preferences but it is mine for everyday use.