Christmas Gift Guide 2018

 

And just like that, it’s December! The best time of the holiday season is drawing closer and let the countdown begins. I can’t wait to celebrate the holiday with my family and friends. Now who else is also excited like me? I don’t know about you guys but shopping for family and friends could be daunting at times but it’s something I really enjoy doing. I love shopping and find it fun to shop either in store or at the comfort of my own couch (online shopping!). So, I thought to put a ton of gift ideas together for you guys. Let’s get Christmas Shopping sorted!

 

For the Style Queen 

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  1. Snow Leopard Jacket  $69.99
  2. Sequin Shift Dress  $49.99
  3. Embellished Halter Dress  $39.99
  4. Split Strap Tank Top  $24.99
  5. Embellished Skirt  $24.99
  6. Floral Pump  $49.99
  7. Leopard Clutch  $19.99
  8. Gemstone Earrings  $16.99
  9. Rainbow Star Necklace  $39.99

 

For The Home Body 

Marshalls Christmas Gift Guide essentials

  1. Wildflower Honey  $6.99
  2. Gardenia Scented Bath Bombs (set of 6)   $14.99
  3. Wellness Journal  $9.99
  4. Speckled Ceramic Tea Pot  $9.99
  5. Ceramic Measuring Cups (set of 3)  $7.99
  6. Color Changing Bluetooth Speaker  $24.99
  7. Pompom Toque  $19.99
  8. Alpaca Wool throw  $149.99
  9. Manicure Kit  $7.99

 

For The Last Minute Gifts & Decorations

Marshalls Christmas Gift Guide decors

  1. Baker’s Delight
  2. The Travelling Beauty Addict
  3. Home Spa Essentials
  4. Cozy Story Time Supplies
  5. Faux Floral Arrangement $16.99
  6. Boiled Wool Embroidered Cushion $29.99
  7. Cosmetic Advent Calendar $16.99
  8. Faux Pine Wreath  $39.99
  9. Bottle Brush Tree  $9.99

 

I hope this post would help you inspired to find some great gifts for your loved ones and/or something awesome for yourselves. I’ll be doing more beauty products on the coming post so don’t forget to stay tune.

All the items featured here are from Winners, Marshalls and Home Sense stores. From now till December 24th, 2018 you could win your gifts. Check on their website for more holiday ideas and discounts.

What do you think? Comment below which item that strike your fancy? I love to hear which one is your favorite in the comment section below.

Happy Shopping!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

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October Beauty Favorites

 

It’s officially Fall here in Canada and I couldn’t be more excited since it’s one of my most favorite season of the year. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sent several pr products which I’ve shared them on my Instagram feed and been trying them out ever since I got them. Fall weather always makes me excited to try out more skincare products that both hydrating and revitalizing for my skin.

@Laniege Dual Layer Face Oil

First up, I just want to take a few minutes to talk about this Dual Layer Face Oil by Laniege. It’s their new water bank collection line which was launched sometime last month. In case you haven’t heard of the brand, Laneige. It’s a South Korean cosmetics brand owned by Amore Pacific and the brand name comes from La Neige which means Snow in French.

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I’m loving the cute funnel drip design. Look how cute it is! Clumsy as I am, a few accident happened in the past and if you’re a beauty blogger, I’m sure you can relate to this. This just helps avoid spillage from happening which I think is brilliant.

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I’m obsessed with the formula. It makes my skin feels super smooth and hydrated without feeling greasy whatsoever. Absorbed to skin in an instant and seals all the moisture in.

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BB Cushion Hydra Radiance in the shade No. 21 Beige. I love the concept of a BB cushion and once I’ve my hands on this babe, it’s a life changing moment for me. I’m all about products that I can use and apply easily and quickly before rushing out of the door 10 minutes later. And what’s great about this Laniege BB Cushion is that it apply so effortlessly. It’s such a breeze to use this stuff.

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The formula is amazing and it lasted me for a good 8 hours wear without touch up. The benefit of having an SPF 50 in this bb cream is huge. This SPF 50+ helps protect your skin from UVA rays while creating a luminous finish to the look. I’ve been using this bb cream for more than a month now and I really love the beautiful pigmentation and good coverage finishes. Try it!

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The next skincare product that I’ve been loving is the Bright Renew Original Serum.  I love a good serum and this stuff did just that.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing my skin has been looking since I’ve been applying this serum. It’s extraordinary! My skin feels and look brighter and clearer.

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I like to apply the serum on the tips of my fingers and gently work around my face. I then press palms into face for better absorption. A little goes a long way with this product. This is one of my favorite skincare step for self-love. I encourage you to define your own beauty!

@FreshBeauty Rose Floral Toner
#freshlove

Next  got Fresh Rose Floral Toner that’s a must have in everyone’s beauty arsenals in my opinion. This stuff really smell glorious! I just can’t explain them in words, you really have to get your own and you’ll know what I mean. The delicately sweet scents of roses are simply intoxicating!

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I can’t really confirm if it lasted for 24 hours as they claimed but all I know is that this stuff keep my skin stays hydrated by giving that extra boost to my dry skin. I notice this  floral scents does help with mood lifting. The fresh and clean smells is everything my body, soul and mind needs right this moment. A cult classic for a reason so definitely give this a try if you haven’t already!

@Bite Lipstick

Since it’s officially fall here where I lived, it’s the perfect time to pull out a bold red lipstick and add this gorgeous shade to my collection. This is the only product I picked up at Marshalls.

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The shade Gazpacio is described as a true blue red which is so pretty on the lips and on swatch. I really like the smooth and creamy texture of this formula. The formula is so comfortable and lightweight on the lips.

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Last but not least is the Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Spray with SPF50+. I’m obsessed with the cute packaging. Love the color and the spray applicator. It’s convenient to use and easy to store. All you need is squish the product and apply them all over your body.

#Shiseido sun lotion spray

Don’t ever think of putting down your sunscreen even though it’s fall weather. The sun can still do damage to your skin in cold weather. Remember to wear sunscreen with high SPFs for better protection before rushing out of the door. This is that one product that I’ll be reaching for a lot over the coming months. If this brand is new to you, definitely go and check out their products <here>.

That’s it for my October Beauty Favorites and I hope you find this post helpful.

Have you guys discovered anything new recently that you think I should try? Let me know in the comments section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and read. Hope you have a great start of the week!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Current Favorites Makeup!

 

Laniege Lip &amp; Eye Makeup Remover
*PR Sample

Today I’m going to do my current favorites since I’ve been testing out many great products that really wowed me. I’ve two great makeup removers that I’ve been loving lately. I talked with this on my Instagram but this is the Laniege Lip & Eye Makeup Remover which I’ve been so obsessed lately. I just thought like this makeup remover is the one. I brought this with me during my vacation and it’s like the best thing I’ve ever use whenever I need to remover my makeup. It’s my favorite favorite favorite makeup remover. I recommend it to everybody! 

@Laniege BB Cushion
*PR Sample

Next is the BB Cushion Hydra Radiance in the shade beige by Laniege. You can find this available in six different shades from porcelain to cacao. I don’t know why I love this so much but I just love it. I love this BB cushion because it feels lightweight, comfortable and hydrating on my skin, not to mention the coverage is simply amazing and with no buildup. Goals!

@Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water
*PR Sample

I’ve to mention the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water because if I had to repurchase all my skincare, like this would be what I’d buy. The price is not overly expensive, cheerful and it works. I really like it and the scent is insanely addictive! It’s so good!

#Toofaced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar

Moving on is this old charm that was highly raved over the internet awhile ago but I only happened to have pick it up at Marshalls recently. I heard so many good things about this palette and really happy to finally add this into my makeup stash. I’ve been reaching for this Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar throughout my trip in Toronto and again since I got back. It’s safe to say it’s my current favorite go-to everyday palette. The chocolate scents smell so good and should I say addictive! I mean … it has real cocoa powder in it … what’s not to love!? The shades are super soft and highly pigmented. I’m impressed by how easily they blend. So effortlessly!!!

In case you didn’t know, this product is cruelty free! The texture is very soft and so easy to blend out. You can never go wrong with Too Faced eyeshadows! If you haven’t already, you’ve to try it!

#Helpinghandspenan

This may not be makeup related but I’ve to mention it because it’s the best gift I’ve received this month. I got this handmade bag as a gift from my lovely sister-in-law when she was in Borneo, Sarawak. What a skillfully hand-weaved bag made by the women of Penan tribe! You can see a lot of love and passion poured into making such intricate bag. It’s my first time seeing this cute design and bright color bag. Such a beautiful color that just scream summer to me! A big shout out to Polly for this wonderful gift! I adore it!

Best timing ever to arrive at my doorstep. Needless to say, I brought it with me to my Toronto trip last week. It holds all my makeup essentials and tons of other stuff too. So practical and durable quality. I think it was the best decision to bring for travelling.

Yes, I actually took a lot of photos during my trip so definitely make sure to check my other blog if you want to see what I got up to while I was out there!

I’d love to know how’s your summer’s like? Leave me a comment and let me know what’s on your radar the next couple of months.

Thanks so much for stopping by and read.

Sharon xoxo

 

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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

 

 

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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.

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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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Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Sale – Mini Beauty Haul

 

Hey everybody! Today’s post is a mini beauty haul I just picked up from the Sephora’s VIB Rouge 20% Sale. 

I got a Anastasia Beverly Hill Prism Eye Shadow Palette and also the Tory Burch Deluxe Mini Duo which are their limited edition holiday collections.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Prism Eye Shadow Palette (C$55)

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I didn’t pick up the Subculture Palette after having heard so many mixed reviews of how the formulation flopped. So, instead when I heard of their new released of the limited edition Prism Palette I was like yes, just take my money. It’s super glam and more up my alley. Long story short, I got mine from Sephora using the VIB Rouge 20% Sale rebate and I also take advantage of the 2.5% cash back with purchase with ebates.

I like the packaging. It’s very sleek and travel friendly. The outside packaging is so elegant and luxurious. The smooth and velvety felt material with the gold lettering just seals the deal (except it will get dirty fast if you’re not careful) but other than that, it’s a great palette.

BH Prism Palette Color Swatch

Consist of 14  shades that features universal neutrals and prismatic metallics such as the following;

  • Lucid (duo chrome white gold with pink reflect)
  • Eden (ultra-matte coral pink)
  • Unity (ultra-matte nude ochre)
  • Sphinx (metallic warm bronze)
  • Osiris (duo chrome midnight violet with red reflect)
  • Sphere (ultra-matte electric green yellow)
  • Obsidian (ultra-matte deep black)
  • Dimension (duo chrome silver grey with pink reflect)
  • Parallel (ultra-matte truffle)
  • Pyramid (metallic yellow gold with green reflect)
  • Throne (duo chrome blackened blue-green with multi-color reflect)
  • Saturn (ultra-matte terracotta)
  • Eternal (metallic violet copper)
  • Lure (ultra-matte ashy lilac)

I really did like this though, the fun mixed color selections are just amazing. It has a few really beautiful natural neutral warm and some intense bold cool tone shadows. You get a good even ratio of matte and shimmer shades out of this palette. I’ve been wearing this none stop for the past two weeks and testing it out. The formulation is creamy, super blendable and highly pigmented. There’s some kick up but nothing major.

ABH Prism Color Swatch

Honestly, the shade Sphere is so unique in my opinion. It won’t be for everyone but I’m liking it. I love all the colors in this palette especially Throne, Saturn and Lure, they’re easy to blend and very user friendly. Simply put, I want to think that it’s a do-it-all kind of palette, perfect for the sultry, bold, subtle, or even that daytime glow that wil look great against any skin tones. Totally worth to buy! 

Tor Burch Mini Duo

Tory Burch Deluxe Mini Duo (C$26)

Let me start by saying that I’m a perfume hoarder but I’m also very picky when it comes to certain perfumes. I’m not an expert in this field and neither am I trying to say that I am. I wish I’ve that ability! I just know what I like, that’s it that’s all.
When I did a swap on this duo, I surprised myself of how much I enjoy the scents. I know I’ll be wearing them everyday and never be tired of it.
This set contains:
– 0.24 oz/ 7 ml Tory Burch Signature Eau de Parfum Deluxe Mini
– 0.24 oz/ 7 ml Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Eau de Parfum Deluxe Mini
It’s a good fragrance especially for those who loves all things Tory Burch.

Tory Burch Eau de Toilette

TORY BURCH Eau De Toilette (Regular size C$108 for 1.7 oz)

It’s definitely a lighter smell than the musky, woodsy scents that I was expecting but the citrusy scents was spot on. I like the clean and fresh scents that’s feminine but not girly and also I want something that makes me feel “put together” even in jeans and t-shirt at the take out restaurant.

Notes:

Neroli, Grapefruit, Cassis, Bergamot, Peony, Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac, Vetiver, Sandalwood.

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TORY BURCH Love Relentlessly (Regular size C$102 for 1.7 oz) 

It makes me feel happy every time I wear it. I don’t have many floral perfume to be honest but this one just won me over. I’m like this is the one! I like the the floral scent which wasn’t overwhelming but has an edge to it, if that makes sense. The way I’d describe this perfume is that it’s light to the nostril but yet the sweet scents lingers. It long wearing and I always gets compliment when I wear it.

Key Notes:

Pink Pepper, Rose, Orris, Sandalwood
It’s not to strong, not to soft but just right! If you like sweet perfume you’re going to love it.
Thank you so much for stopping by and read. I planning on starting a new series #Blogmasbagmonday this December. Would this interests you? Don’t forget to comment down below.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Lise Watier Makeup Collection

 

You know I love makeup and I love finding a good bargain. So that’s what I’m going to talk to you guys about today. I picked up some awesome products when I visited the Lise Watier Warehouse Sale in Montreal region. This brand was wholesaling their beautiful collections at very low prices. You can find bargain items as low as $5 and you’re also be saving 70% less on their newest and best quality product in town.

So, I’m sharing you this post, something that I’m very excited about.

Lise Watier

I hauled quite a bit that day and so today I thought I’ll post some of my favorites from the Lise Watier makeup collection.

Lise Watier Duo Shadow

Lise Watier Shadow and Glitter Eye Duo – WILD ORCHID

This is really very nice quality duo eyeshadow and glitter. When two good duos are put together in the right way you’re just going to see magic happening! I’m really blown away by the quality.

Duo Shadow &amp; Glitter Lise Watier

The packaging is of impecable material and it looks so luxurious. The top portion of the compact is a cream eyeshadow while the bottom layer you’ll find metallic purple glitters for those who loves extra eye glam. A built-in mirror makes this innovative duo perfect for quick touch-ups. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a brand particularly outstanding.

Duo Shadow Swatch

With this shadow you can go from a soft wash color to a more dramatic smoky eye. I can’t wait to wear these more often. The texture is really soft and nicely pigmented. You can wear it alone or as an eyeshadow base too if you like with this product.

Lise watier color swatch duo shadow

I’m loving the soft creamy texture of this shadow. The formula is so light and it has those siliconey texture that’s hard for me to explain but one thing or sure is that it blends well  witht either fingers or a brush whichever you feel most comfortable with. It’s so nice for a light look.

Glitter swatch

The glitter is finely milled and it’s so pretty to wear it on the eyelids for a glam look. This retail for $27 plus tax, so make sure to get your hands on these the time you go for the next warehouse sale near you or you can get it at Lise Watier website. 

Lise Watier Foil Shadow

Lise Watier Couleurs Folles Eye Shadow – Folie Violette

This loose pigment eyeshadow in Folie Violette is described as a lovely purple that applied beautifully. To tell you the truth, I was quite impressed by the little fallout from this loose pigment formula.

Folie Violette

This loose pigment comes in a sqaure plastic with a screwtop plastic cover. It’s holds 2g of product in this container.

folie violette color swatch

This photo can’t give it justice on the color swatch I did on my bare wrist. I like to say it has a very nice shimmer and pigmentation that will blow you away. Check them out and let me know which shade is your favorite.

Lise Watier Ombre Souffle

Lise Watier Ombre Soufflé Suprême – FAIRY TALE

A soft, velvety and blendable mousse type eyeshadow that will keep you reaching out for it every single day. It’s so pretty and I just love it’s beautiful luminious look. Lise Watier’s website descibed it as an air whipped texture and I’ve to say I agree with their claim. I believe this shade is a limited edition but you can otherwise find six other beautiful shades from their permanent collection online. Did I mentioned that it won the Elle Canada 2016 beauty Grand Prix!   

Fairy Tale Highlighter

Up-close view on the back of the compact. This mousse eyeshadow comes in a glass jar with a screw top lid.

Lise Watier Closed up

This pot really reminds me of the MAC Paint Pot but with different texture of course.

Color swatch fairy tale

Here’s a swatch but I’ll do a different swatch on my eyes if you want to see how I created that look on my Instagram post.

I like how easy it was to get ready with this product. It’s ideal for a  no-makeup makeup look days. I pop it on with a black eyeliner and mascara and I’m good to go to conquer the world! Now that I’ve discovered it, I can’t see myself using anything else on my eyes but this beautiful color.

Lise Watier Satin Blush

Lise Watier Satin Cream Blush – ROSE EDEN

Since I’m a sucker for cute packaging I got myself a cream blush before checking out. It’s definitely a pretty staple on the vanity.  If you’re someone like me who loves a sheer or flush cheek look then you need to try this.

Lise Watier Creme Blush

A cream blush that apply beautifully and buffs out ever so well has to be from Lise Watier. They did a great job on this cream blush. I applaude!

Satin Blush Swatch

Here’s the swatch for your eyes to feast on. The formula is silicone-based and lightweight on skin. Eden Rose is so pretty cream pink blush that’s pigmented and a little goes a long way. You just need a dab or two from the pot to get a dainty and lovely glow to your cheeks. A wonderful plus with this blush is how it transform from cream to powder formulation when on skin. Any cream blush fans out there is going to love it!

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Lise Watier High Shine Lip Gloss – AURORA

A lip gloss that give you that sheer color lips that feels right. I’m not a huge fan of lip glosses but this definitely converted me to appreciate lip gloss in a bright new way. I like the non-sticky finish, sheer color and creamy texture. It also has a slight hint of floral scents to it. I don’t usually go for scented  lip poroducts but this gloss is exceptional.

Lip gloss Lise Watier

Up closed even the doe foot applicator is sexy and elegant, don’t you think? I fell in love with this luxury packaging that very moment I laid my eyes on it.

The gloss adheres beautifully to lips for long wear, comfort and deep hydration. I’m very pleased with this formula, loving how comfortable it feels on the lips. This would make perfect gift for anyone who loves lip gloss this coming holidays.

Lip gloss lights

Okay guys, can we just take a minute to admire the sheer beauty of this innovative packaging that offers a built-in mirror on one of its exterior surfaces and a sponge applicator with an LED light that lights up every time the tube is opened as  demonstrated here.

Lip Gloss swatch

The color is amazing! Perfect wearing it alone or over top of your favorite lip color. Since the weather is stilll hot where I lived, I like wearing it alone on top my natural lip color for that MLBB (“my lip but better”) effect.

So, if you’re on the market for a high shine lip gloss this one is made for you. Online retail price is $23 a tube but I can tell you that it’s not cheap but it’s worth the investment. It’s that good and I implore you to try it if you haven’t already!

Are you familiar with Lise Watier? It’s a French brand that’s common in Canada. They’ve some beautiful products I urge you to check them out. For my American friends, don’t fret. You can order online and get 15% off on your first purchase. 

Have you tried this product or anything else from Lise Watier? What did you think? Share it in the comments! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to read. I hope you come to check on my social media down below. Make sure you are following me on Twitter and Instagram (@heysharonoox) for the latest update. In the meantime come and say hi!

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August Beauty Favorites!

 

Hey everybody! I’m back with an August Favorite. 

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I’m going to start with foundation this time around. I’m in love with this foundation even though it’s not my perfect color match which I’m going to explain and show you down below. But this Burberry Velvet Fluid Foundation is amazing. It’s so lightweight as if you’re not wearing anything at all. As many of you might have already know me, I’m a BB cream type of girl and this foundation has to be my favorite after Make Up Forever Water Blend Foundation.  

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Love the luxe packaging. It comes in a glass bottle with a pump that twist to lock. This is targeted for combination and oily skin type person. It suppose to last for 12-14 hours wear.

I decided to start with one pump and with a damp beauty blender because that’s usually my favorite way to apply foundation or bb cream. Since I’ve combination skin, I like to wear it with a primer and moisturizer underneath the foundation for best result. The consistency is really light, liquidy and it smells really good. And right as I apply it I can see it cancelled out my redness really well. I used a total of 2 pumps on my whole face to get the coverage that I wanted. So far I was very pleased with the way it looks. After wearing it all day long I was pretty impressed by how it holds on to my skin without the need to touch up.

I think this is a wonderful foundation. It does dry quickly, but I use it with a damp beauty blender and it blends out amazingly. The formula allows you to layer up to full coverage without looking cakey or streaking.

The coverage is amazing, it’s so lightweight, and is perfect for my combination skin. It dries to a velvety matte finish that looks airbrushed. The finish is just so beautiful. I really really like it apart from the wrong shade!

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Everything would be fine, if not for the color I  picked. The shade in Trench #202 has a pink undertone and too light for my NC25 skin tone. I believe it’s the 2nd lightest from their color range. I kick myself on the back when I realized my mistake. I should have gotten a #203 instead. You see I was overly excited when I saw this gem at Winners and everything just went blank after. Has this ever happened to anyone or is it just me?

Yes, it’s pricey and since the damage has been done, I found a way to fix my problem. I just mix it with darker foundation to get the right color match for my skin tone and I’m happy.

Overall, I do recommend it if you’ve very oily skin you’re going to love this but if you’re vice versa then this foundation is not for you. Don’t waste your money, there are other high end brands that perform just as awesome.

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Next is the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Jolie Poupee. This is a nice color purple combo duo by Nars. My first ever Nars eyeshadow and here’s my story.

I’ve been lusting for Nars products ever since I first saw Michelle Phan’s earliest YouTube videos where she used this brand. Yes it’s that long ago and I’m happy that it finally landed in this post.

Nars Jolie Poupee

The left is a matte lavender and on the right is a bright purple shimmer. Both of them works really well and look beautiful. It has a nice pigmentation and it blends really well.

The color in the pan is gorgeous and would be perfect for fall smokey purple looks. This is a beautiful color purple if you’re into this shade. A lovely color that screams fall or if you aren’t afraid of trying a bit of color out of your comfort zone then you’ll love this duo. You should definitely get this one.

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Last but not least I got another eyeshadow that I’ve been loving this month and it’s the TIGI Cosmetics High Density Eyeshadow Singles in Chocolate. There’s only eight shades shadow available in this collection.

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This is another amazing eyeshadow that’s true to its color with remarkable color payoff. A mineral based powder shadow that’s goes on smooth and highly pigmented.

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Swatch on bare hand. NO primer

A matte shadow that keeps me reaching out every time I feel like wearing one shadow by it own. You can basically wear it wet or dry but I’m a creature of habit so I’ll go with dry application for that’s how I usually rolls.

My verdict – I wish they’ve more color options and easy to get my hands on. Otherwise, this is a great brand that’s gives you the most bang for your money.

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NARS Smokey Purple Eyes combined with Chocolate by TIGI

I’m wearing the Lavender on my lids and the Purple for the crease. I then use the Chocolate shadow by TIGI for the outer corner of my eyes and on the bottom lid. Next, I apply flexitarian by Colourpop on my brow bone and the inner corner of my eyes. Complete it with Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner and Clinique Chubby Lash mascara. Makes brown eyes really pop. I always gets compliment on my eyes every time I wear this.

Have you tried any of these brand mentioned before? I’d love to hear what you think in the comment down below.

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May Skincare Favorites

 

Hey everyone! Welcome to my blog. It’s been awhile since we sat down and talked about favorites. And since it’s that time again, I thought I’ll round up a few of my skincare favorites from the last month or so.

So, let’s hop into it.

Hey Sharonoox May Skincare Faves

For this post I wanted to show you a few of the items that I’ve really been enjoying for the month of May, the ones that have made my daily skincare routine all the more fun and the ones that help to make my skin not only look and feel on top condition, but help to give me a little bit of zen in my life at the same time. I love these products and I know that you will too!

OLYMPUS Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream
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You guys know I’m super into moisturizers so when I was given this Clarins Extra Firming Day Wrinkle Lifting Cream  free sample from my beautician at my local Pharmaprix to try it out,  and I was completely hooked. I love it so much that I’ve been in my daily routine for quite sometime now. I’m sad that it’s finishing soon but I’ll purchase it in a full size. I’m lazy when it comes to applying too many products on my skin so I really like the efficient way of wearing it. The formula is so creamy that makes it easy to wear and it smells so amazing. This product is luxurious that it feels like an awesome treat to apply! I’d go as far to say that the Firming Day Cream is up there with some of my favorites. It leaves my skin feeling very hydrated and firmer. Give it a go if you haven’t already. 

Aveeno Posivitely Radiant Night Cream

You all know by now that I’m a fan of Aveeno products and this Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream is my drugstore alternative night cream to my Lancome Bienfait Vital Night Cream when I don’t feel like to be spendy. I’m not saying that it’s better than the latter but it’s works the same for me. Both have vitamins that helps the skin to recharge, radiantly luminous and ready to face the day.

Aveeno Posivitely Radiant Night Cream

I’ve been using this product consistency for the past 3 months before going to bed and I’ve almost ran out of this one. Even though it’s almost done but it lasts a long time because I don’t need to use so much product. The formula is so good that with just the size of dime is all I need, so a little goes a long way. I’m so happy that I almost hit pan with this product. I love it so much. Get yours here.

Origins Frosty Face wash

Next favorite I want to give a shout out to is the Origins Cheeks and Balances Frosty Face Wash. Come on who doesn’t like Origins right! This brand is awesome and honestly I’ve been loving some of their skincare products lately.

I tried it a many times and with so many products I received, I kind of forgot about it and ever since I rediscovered it again in my vanity and I’ve been using this non-stop. With combo skin I find it hard to pick a cleanser that doesn’t dry out my face and keeps the oil at a minimum but this product changed everything. It smells great and lather amazingly. It gives a foamy feeling during wash and it feels gently to the skin. A little goes such a long and I do appreciate that. Makes me remember why I love it so much in the first place. If you love Origins, you must run to get it, it saddens me that such great product is so underrated.

Acure Moroccan Oil [Rose]
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This product smells insane. Yes, I’m talking about the Acure Moroccan Argan Oil Rose. This was sent to me for an exchange of my honest opinion a while ago. I love the scents of rose and cherish it; this smells so good. The pump bottle packaging is perfect for girls like me who prefers not to dab my fingers into the product. And when it comes to cute packaging, I’m down you know what I mean. Another thing I really like about the packaging is that it’s travel friendly.

I’ve been wearing this as face serum in my nighttime skincare routine, on my cuticles and my dry flaky heels. It’s super moisturizing and with my combination to dry skin type this is a great standby oil to always have on my hand. This oil is the best I’ve tried by far. For some of you who’s environmentally concern, rest assure that this brand is cruelty, vegan and paraben FREE.  You seriously got to try it.

Caudalie Grape Water

Last but not least in my May Skincare Favorite is the Caudalie Grape Water.  I LOVE face mists, and when I stumbled upon this Grape Water by Caudalie I know that we’re going to be BFF. I love this stuff. It has the faintest scents of grapes which isn’t over the top kind of smell, if you know what I mean! It’s so easy to use and it makes my skin feels nice and fresh. I like to spritz it when I’m on my no makeup day – just to give my skin a little boost and energy kick which I didn’t know I needed. You can also used it as a setting spray after your makeup, it’s so versatile you can use it how ever ways that sails your boat. Trust me! This is a must have. Available at Sephora.

Have you tried any of the products that I’ve mentioned in this post? If so, which ones are your favorites? I’d love to know! I’m always looking for new skincare products to try, so if you’ve any recommendations that you think I’ll love then please let me know by leaving me a comment down below, I can’t wait to hear what you guys are loving!

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