Thursday, 16 February 2017
I have been going ham with "treat yourself" vibes lately. The latest item that was added to my collection during one these vibe sprees was Morphe's Fall into Frost Palette.
I ordered this directly from Morphe's Website on a whim. I had seen some intense bad reviews of palettes arriving completely destroyed or never arriving, to begin with. So, I was a bit nervous about what I was possibly going to receive.
However, I was happily surprised after the package showed up after 2 weeks. It was in a large box filled with packing peanuts and the outside of the palette was bubble wrapped and again outside the palettes box. Needless to say, it arrived completely unharmed and perfect.
So, onto the actual palette. It is actually gorgeous. It comes with a wide range of colours, 28 metallic shades and 7 matte shades to be exact. They are wonderfully pigmented and very buildable. I wasn't at all expecting this for such an affordable palette. I've only played with it a little bit so far, but I am very content with it. There's minimal fallout, sometimes a little bit of glitter on your cheeks from some of the darker shades, otherwise, it wears very well.
The cost of the palette was around $47 dollars Canadian and you can order your own here.
If you would like to see a look using this palette let me know in the comments down below!
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I hope you are all having a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by.
Sunday, 12 February 2017
With Valentine's Day swiftly approaching I thought I would bring you guys date night look using one of Tanya Burr's Palettes. I actually got this palette back in October, but haven't gotten around to using it very much. It is called the Beautifully Defined palette and it features 3 eyeshadows, a highlighter, a bronzer, and a liquid highlighter. They are all very nicely pigmented and a little really goes a long way. It also sports a very nice mirror.
My only complaint is on the packaging. It is a fairly large package that doesn't completely snap closed so I would be a little worried about taking it travelling with me. The outside is also covered in loose glitter, making it pretty, but also is a nightmare on your hands.
Otherwise, it is a fantastic palette. It comes with a whole lot of product and is fairly affordable.
So, essentially for this Valentine's look, I did my normal base layer of makeup except with my new foundation that was featured in my First Impressions. I then went in with the palette. It creates a very glam look if you want it or make it more casual. I went with a bit more casual for this look.
Outfit wise for this look I went with a semi-glam/neutral look. I decided on my green emerald dress from Dynamite and my grey heels.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely day.
Monday, 6 February 2017
I was in Shoppers this past weekend and decided to have a treat myself moment whilst I was in the cosmetics isle. The one isle, I would have one of those moments in.
Anyway, there were a few things on sale that I wanted to try and sure enough, I was like "Yup, gonna get these". So, I bought them, tried them, and now I bring to you today a few of my first impressions of the products.
The first Product is an NYX Lingerie Lipstick. I already have one of these, but I wanted to try another colour. I decided to go with Ruffle Trim. Really nice nude colour. Has a bit of a rouge to it. It wears pretty well, but you may need to reapply it after a meal. Otherwise, it is a really non-drying liquid lipstick and has a mousse texture to it.
The second product was the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation. I bought a Maybelline one a few months ago, but for whatever reason, this one breaks me out or slides off my face. However, the Rimmel one is super lightweight. It doesn't slide off my face and it has build-able coverage. I don't like to layer my foundation, but this one has a nice base to it and really goes well with the usual makeup I use. It is also very hydrating as it describes. Overall, a solid foundation that I would recommend.
Along with makeup, I also picked up Garnier's new Purifying Makeup Removing Wipes. It is supposed to clean and create a matte complexion. It's pretty good and has about 40% more product in it compared to the other ones they have. However, I find it doesn't remove as much makeup as it should. I also find I have to slightly scrub to get it off, where the other kind I can just do a quick wipe. So, this one is a bit of a hit or miss and rather than a makeup remover, more of an oily patch ridder.
The last product I bought was the Clean & Clear acne spot treatment. This one I have had excellent results with. It smells a little strange (kind of like alcohol), but it does really work. I have had a problem area on my face for months and this really made a huge difference to me. I had under the skin pimples that would not go away ever, but they have significantly decreased over the last few days while I used the product. So, I would really recommend this product for quick spot fixes.
That's all for my first impressions. Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know in the comments down below what you thought of them!
Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you all again very soon.