Last Minute Beauty Gift Guide 2018

 

I can’t believe Christmas is only a week away! For those of you who’s a last minute shoppers like me then you might want to continue reading and who knows you might stumble upon something that make caught your eyes.

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*PR Samples

I thought of starting my post talking about a few of the Laura Mercier Holiday Collection that I’ve been most excited about lately. The other week I was lucky enough to receive a package from the lovely pr team and I dived immediately to test them out. You all know that I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to makeup and I was super excited to try out some of their products.

So if, you ever run out of ideas to gift for your loved ones. Here’s something that you might want to consider gifting, the Skylights Luxe EssentialsLove it!

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Set Includes 3 Face Illuminators: L-R: Indiscretion, Devotion, Ambition

Self love is important right! So on this day, let’s not forget that it’s okay to pamper and treat ourselves to a bit of something we fancy like this Mood Lights Face Illuminator Trio. I’ve been obsessed with this palette and couldn’t stop reaching for it. The packaging is so luxurious and classy, not to mention the formula is to die for. Laura Mercier has the most beautiful selection of highlighter shades.

Try it for yourself and see if you love it as much as I do. Be dazzled by the festive glow and after all it’s almost Christmas time!

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Ambre Vanille Honey Bath: 6.7OZ.
Ambre Vanille Crème Body Wash: 3.4OZ.
Ambre Vanille Soufflé Body Crème: 6.7OZ.
Ambre Vanille Eau de Toilette: 0.5 FL.OZ

Some of you guys know that I love trying out new different bath products and if you like to know what I’ve been using on my skin for shower and bath time recently. The answer is all the above.

Gift this curated Limited Edition Holiday Body & Bath in Ambre Vanillé that’s as perfect as it looks. I love the holiday gift packaging and the beautiful scents of vanilla is a match make in heaven. For those of you who’s obsessed with body care and the scents of vanilla on your skin, this set is yours for $80! It smells absolutely delicious!

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If you’ve never tried the Fresh Creme Ancienne products before I honestly can’t recommend them enough. It’s a slightly premium range of Fresh collection. And when I received this mask in my mail box, I was on cloud nine! It’s hard for me to pick a favorite mask from the Fresh collection but Creme Ancienne has to be the one! I love a good face mask and this is right up my street. I’ve very dry skin during winter months and with the honey mask treatment I tested out the last few times, I notice my skin feeling hydrated, pampered and amazing since I’ve been applying this stuff. It also has this incredible smells of PURE honey! Mmm!!! This stuff is great and hydrating. Highly recommend!

The price could be a little on the pricey side but totally worth every penny because it’s really that good. It’s made with superior honey from the Buckfast Bee, a hybrid species selected for only the best qualities. The Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask is available now at Fresh boutiques and Sephora.

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Rose Gold Hand Cream, Lip Balm and Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm

I was thrilled when I heard that Rodial had launched their new makeup collection for the holiday. This stuff is as good as it sounds. That’s why it’s my go-to products in my collection. You will LOVE it!  Honestly, who doesn’t want Pink Diamond and Rose Gold in their vanity? I know, I do!

You can use the code “GIFT” to get 15% off your Christmas Gift if you shop now.

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Pack of 10 Pcs

It’s no secret many of you know that I’m a fan of K-beauty and when I received this sheet mask by E&B Cosmetics the first thing that struck my mind was how will I look with this Dokkaebi Magnetic Face Mask Sheet on. But once I’ve it on, all my fear was lost. I felt a little tingly sensation when I put it on but then I don’t feel it after. I love it when sheet mask is loaded with lots of products and this one is no different. I apply the leftovers on my neck and chest. I also notice how smooth and soft my skin feels instantly. It’s so amazing! Definitely try this if you’re a k-beauty fan!

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Another Korean Beauty product that I’ve been using non-stop is the Ciselle Power Lifting Eye Cream for Anti-Wrinkle by E& B. This comes in a pack of 2 and you can share one with your bestie. I haven’t tried it long enough to see the lighting power but I certainly notice my skin around my eyes improving every day. I just know I’m going to be using this for many years to come! Love it.

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MOISTURIZING PROTECTIVE FACE CREAM 60 ML
 – EYE CONTOUR CREAM 20 ML
 – GENTLE CLEANSING MILK 200 ML
 – REGENERATING MASK 120 ML
 – EXFOLIATING GEL 120 ML
 – ORGANIC LIP BALM 5 ML

The final gift guide is this spectacular set of beauty products by Kariderm. They support Fair Trade, Ecological products developed from organic and natural ingredients. Their formulas are biodegradable where the containers are made from recyclable materials.

If you’re looking for an ideal gift set this holiday, Facial Beauty Routine is the answer. You get a complete set of all the essentials for you to carry out your holiday beauty routine effortlessly. And just in case you like to try out a particular product from the set, you can find them selling it separately on their website.

So, I hope you guys enjoyed reading my last minute beauty gift guide and find them useful. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products out on the comment section below?

Huge thanks to the PR brands for sending me such amazing goodies this holiday season. I had such wonderful time trying them out and I’m really excited to explore the rest of these goodies this Christmas holiday.

If you don’t see me here next Monday, then that’s a wrap for Year 2018 but don’t forget to check on my Instagram for daily post. I like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your continued support by reading and following me since 2014. I’m forever grateful for all the lovely comments and love shown by so many of you in this community. THANK YOU so so much!!! See y’all in 2019!

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas & Have a Blessed New Year!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free (*) in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The affiliate links are for your convenient only and I don’t earn commission or monetary perks from it. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored.  

 

 

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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

 

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free (*) in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

Best Of K-Beauty Products|Made in Korea – Reviews & Photos

 

K_Beauty *PR Samples

Hey guys! So here I am finally doing a Best of K-Beauty products that I’ve received from a brand company in Korea. Shout out to Soyoung from Labstory for spoiling me with these amazing products to try on. I received these products for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

So, here we go:

Wonder Shiny Body Scrub

The first thing that I want to share with you is this big size tube of Wonder Shiny Body Scrub by Aida Cosmetics.  I love love the scents of this body scrub. It smells glorious I tell ya’ll!

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Ingredients about the product as shown on Amazon is as follows:

– Contains 20% walnut shells
– 7 types of fruit extrat
– 10 types fo natural oil
– Contains 4 types fo herb extract
– Sweet and fresh grapefruit flavor

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Here’s a close-up shot of the mini beads so that you can see the texture and stuff like that up close. As you can see, it’s not too rough or harsh on my skin whatsoever. In fact, it’s the perfect texture that I’ve been looking for. It’s save to say that it’s by far my current most reached body scrub. Leaving my skin so fragrant, soft and fresh. I’m in love with it!

Body Vital

Next is this Body Vita Show Filter in Lavender which I received to do this review. This is a product that’s really new to me at least and I wouldn’t have thought it would work at all but I was mistaken. This stuff works wonder in the shower and you don’t need a plumber to do it. It smells really good and easy to install. If I can do you, so can you!

It’s been a week now that I’ve been cleaning my body and hair with this shower filter and always comes out of the show feeling refresh and so relax. I suspect it’s the lavender that has those calming properties that’s both aroma therapeutic and relaxing for my body. I really enjoy this product and find a reason to jump in the shower every chance I can. I wouldn’t ask for anything better!

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Comes in four amazing scents to choose from with a new recent fragrant in Freesia added to this line.

Main ingredient used in the process, such as:

  • Vitamin-C (Ascorbic Acid),
  • Citric Acid,
  • Mud powder,
  • Powdered skim milk, and
  • Aromatic scent

If you’re looking for a great scent that won’t leave your shower and easy to install, search no more, this shower filter is made for you!

@Dressingtable Handcream

Korea CHEONGSONG Natural Apple Moisturizer Organic Hand Cream is so gentle and easy to use. Natural apples were used in the process of making this hand cream. That’s so amazing!

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I’ve been using this hand cream ever since my trip to Toronto and have been loving it so much. The cream formula is rich and moist leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth. The consistency is not too thick or runny and not greasy at all. I urge you to try it!

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Last but not least are these Wonder Butter Lip Mask and Sugar Lip Scrub by Aida Cosmetic. It was the first time I’ve tried products from a Korean brand and I really being loving them.

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I like the idea of a plastic container that won’t break when travelling. They’re travel friendly and convenient for you to just pop in your suitcase or into your purse. To be honest, if I’ve to choose between the two, I think my favorite has to be the sugar lip scrub, it’s seriously the best lip scrub ever and it taste delicious!

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What I like about the butter lip mask and sugar lip scrub is that they’re safe to be eaten, so you don’t have to rinse off these products. Stress-free just like how I liked it!

Make sure to check on the links of all these products I mentioned above on Amazon or if you find something that catches your fancy.

That’s it for my Best of K-Beauty guys, I hope you like this post. As always, do let me know what you guys think in the comment section below. I hope you found something that you are looking forward to try!

Don’t forget that I recently published a post on my Current Favorites Makeup so hit here to check it out if you haven’t already.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free (*) in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored.  

 

 

Best of Marshalls’ Beauty – Part 1

I love Marshalls! It’s seriously my most favorite place to shop on the planet. My love for Marshalls started when they opened their new location not too far away from where I lived. And I’ve been going there practically every once or twice a month.  They’ve the most selections of fashion clothing, designer handbags, shoes, furniture, home decors and a nice section for beauty stuffs. I love the excitement of finding hidden treasure while I shop. So, during our last trip, I was lucky to find some goodies for a fraction of the price. Yippee!!!

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Cover FX Contour Kit $12.99 

I’ve always wanted to try out the Cover FX Contour Kit since it was first launched and now I’m just so happy to add this to my makeup collection.

This is my favorite discovery from my last trip to Marshalls. It was one of the many gems I purchased and the best part is it comes with an amazing price tag. A convenient contouring palette to contour, strobe and highlight your complexion. I like that it’s vegan and free of fragrance gluten, mineral oil, and talc. Perfect for sensitive skin and all skin-types.

I’ve been wearing them non-stop since I got it and the love I gave for this kit is visible here. Let me know if you would like to see me do a review on this product in the comment section below.

Too Faced Semi- Sweet Chocolate Bar

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette $24.99

While the most expensive products listed, this palette was marked down to $24.99 while it was retailed at Sephora for $59.00, so you do the math!

This is by far the best steal item I found and I think it’s worth checking at your local stores. I’ve heard so many positive things about this palette and having tried it myself these past few days, I’ve been falling head over heels with this palette. If you love chocolates, then the scents alone will keep you hooked. I’ll keep you posted on this one in a separate post once I got back from travelling but for now, as I mentioned earlier, the price alone is a motivating factor for you to check it out.

#Zoeayla Unicorn Brushes Set

Zoë Ayla 3 Piece Royal Scepter Shape Makeup Brush Set $10.00

Can this brush be any cuter? If you’ve been following my blog, you might know that I’m a sucker for cute stuff. So, when I saw it, I just knew that it was made for me. The synthetic hair is the softest I’ve ever had and the handle is just out of this world. I really like the look of this scepter brushes. It has a rose gold color on the top handle followed by pink, purple then teal at the very end. I really like the craftsmanship, it looks like they’re carefully trim and cut with great precision. I felt it’s worth your money to invest in a good makeup brush.

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Office Envy Paperweight $9.99

If you’re like me, then you might want this in your office too. What’s great about this is that you can use it as a fashionable paper weight and desk sign. Cool right!? P.S. The only down side I can think of is that it’s very fragile so a lot of tender, loving care is required but other than that, I think it’s really cute to look at and keep me motivated. A one stop shop that fills all your office needs.

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Sheffield Home 21cm x 24cm Wooden Crates Photo Frame $9.99

Of course I couldn’t leave Marshalls without picking up a home supplies, right? They’ve the cutest and most affordable home decors I’ve ever seen. What made me fall in love with this crate design photo frame was the message! Crazy huh! I’ve a hard time choosing which to take home with me but this one screams my name! I’m really happy with what I chose but I also have my eye on the “Wave your arms in the air like you just don’t care”! LOL!

I’m super happy with what I picked up and if you haven’t been to Marshalls, I definitely urge you to visit the store and see it for yourself.

So, what do you guys think of the items I picked from Marshalls? What are your thoughts? Share in the comments.

Thanks so much for stopping by and read. I hope you find this post helpful. Don’t forget to stay tuned for Part 2 in the coming post!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest. I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

 

Hit Or Miss?

 

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Today’s post is about the products that I purchased at Marshalls not too long ago. You can definitely stumbled upon some hidden gems if you’re lucky enough.

Zoe Ayla fish style brush

If you’ve never tried Zoë Ayla Beauty before then this place is a great place to start. You’ll definitely end up falling in love with the brand. When I saw this cute Luxurious Fish Style Foundation Brush at the store, I told myself this is the one.

Brush Tapper #Zoeayla

Available in five pretty fish shades and my favorite is the rose gold. The overall design is super cute and so elegant to look at. I really like how beautiful and soft these bristles are. This is definitely a hit and the winner in my book. I love it so much!

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I like to apply my foundation or bb cream with a beauty blender or the Zoë Ayla foundation brush which is compact and super quick to use. It’s amazing how pretty it buffs in my foundation. My go to foundation brush recently has been the Zoë Ayla foundation brush which is super soft buffing brush that doesn’t aggravate my sensitive skin. Need I say more! Grab yours today!

Pixi Beauty

Book of Beauty – Brow Know How Powder Palette by Pixi Beauty includes 4 highlighters and 8 brow shades and not tested on animals. I picked this one up because it’s a great price. It’s only marked down for $12.99 at Marshalls which I think is a good steal.

Book of Beauty - Brow know how

A convenient kit that’s travel friendly and a great beauty book for makeup artist. If you’re working on doing makeup for friends on a wedding event, than this would be very handy.

#Pixi Book of Beauty

You can find brow shades that fits or you can also make your own cocktail shade from these lovely pans.

Dark Taupe

I like to use the highlighter onto my brow bone and the brow shade that I’ve been going back and forth with is this dark taupe on the second right row. A nice shade that I’m comfortable wearing. Just the perfect color for my brows.

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To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of powder brow because of my sparse brow so I’m quite pleased to see it does a decent job done. You can mix the brow shade to get your best match. There ‘s really no right or wrong shade.

 

 

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Overall, I’m quite impressed by the pigmentation and the looks that I’m able to get from it. The problem is not about the quality of this product but more about my preference for creamy pencil brow but if you’re on the market for some powder brow then you got to try it!

Hemp bath sponge

Last but not least is this cute brick like Hemp Exfoliating Sponge by Zen New Zealand.

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Close up look of the product material. I like taking my shower with body wash with a good sponge scrub so this stuff is right up my alley. I particularly like using it during the summer time. The reason why I like to use this stuff over the summer time is because it gives my skin that nice exfoliation my body desires. I guarantee you’ll feel and see an instant results after getting out of the shower!

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Inside was made of a squishy sponge while enveloped by natural hemp strings. I notice the texture to be really nice and comfortable. It’s not too rough or hard for the body which I really appreciate.

I found so many awesome brands at my local Marshalls. I HIGHLY recommend you check out your local store and see what products they’ve because you can definitely save some money!

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products out!

Have a great week!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.  I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

New In: Diamond Concealer by Rodial

 

July is the month of new discovery for me! I discovered a lot of new makeup products over the past few weeks but what I’m most excited about is this Diamond Concealer that I received in my mail box and I’m so excited to share it with you. A big shout out to the pr company for sending me this amazing product!

Let’s get started!

Luminous concealer by #Rodial
*Pr sample

I’m going to be talking about the Rodial Diamond Concealer. I noticed a lot of radiance effect that comes through every time I’ve it on. I really like the texture and the consistency of this formula. I’ve been getting a very good result with this and really impressed with the good coverage. It’s a strong medium but the staying power is absolutely amazing. So pleased with how fresh this still looks at the end of the day. I just knew I’m going to love this stuff!

#Rodial Diamond Concealer

I want to take a few second to mention about this beautiful and luxury looking packaging. You guys knows I’m a huge fan of things like cute and elegant packaging, so I’m really happy to get my hands on this particular one.

Doe foot applicator

I’m in the shade 20 in this stuff.  A yellow undertone, warm shade, for light skin. And here’s the claim.

Key Benefits:

  • Diamond Core Powder: works to create a flattering, youthful appearance to skin
  • Sea Fennel Extract: helps to boost collagen production to smooth and firm fine lines
  • Vitamin E: protects skin from damaging free-radicals, while repairing and hydrating the skin.

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I give this big doe foot applicator a swipe and just look how much the products appear on the swatch. I find this to be too much for me, so a little goes a long way. This is a pretty good shade match and my skin looks really really natural. It doesn’t look too thick on my skin. It blends really seamlessly and gives my skin a subtle natural-looking glow.

Comparison

Just for fun, I added one of my favorite drugstore concealer for comparison. Just compare the difference in product texture and the wand applicator. I noticed the formula on the Rodial is on a much creamier side which gives more coverage compared to Maybelline Fit Me concealer. I’ll definitely be continuing wear these two in makeup rotation.

I find it to be really good coverage and the overall velvety finish to this. I thought it look fantastic on camera! I could see a little sheen which I really like. I think the luminous creamy perspective that claim really pulls it off very nicely.  So definitely check it out if you’re into creamy concealer that actually works. This concealer didn’t disappoint!

What new products have you picked up recently? Leave me a comment down below and let me know if  you’d try this one out.

Hope you enjoy reading this post! Thanks for stopping by.

It’s a new week, make it count! 🙂

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

L’Oreal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

 

In case you’re looking for yet another reason to celebrate the fact that you’ve made it through the month of June and besides that summer have just kicked in, L’Oreal Paris has recently launched their new Paradise Enchanted product line for all you eyeshadow fans.

Packaging Paradise Enchanted Palette

Introducing you to the new Paradise Enchanted Shadow Palette Scented. A fruit-scented eyeshadow palette made up of 12 captivating warm matte and shimmer eyeshadow shades ranging from creamy ivory to rosy nudes and coral pinks finishing. So, I’m always over the moon to try some of their brand new stuff.

On top of that, these shadows smells amazing! You can smell it as soon as you open the lid. It has a sweet peachy scents to them which is really nice and so summer PERFECT!

12 eyeshadows by L'oreal Paris

There are 12 shades in total here and it also comes with a get-the-look guide located on the back of the palette which will help you to create four different looks.

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The packaging is a little small but very travel friendly. You can just throw it in your makeup bag and go. I’m excited to bring this with me on my summer vacation. Sturdy, sleek and slim packaging! The only cons which I can think of is the missing  mirror. I don’t really care about the mirror and if you’re like me than this is definitely one of the stand out products for me and I think you guys will love it just as much as I do.

Paradise Enchanted Scented Palette #2

These are my favorite shades. They’re so versatile and I really appreciate a good color schemes that they throw in here. This palette is going to be my go-to for festive events this season for sure!

Paradise Enchanted Scented Palette #3

I think these shadows applies quite well and the texture is easy to work with. It feels so soft and very silicone-y to touch. Correct me if I’m wrong but I haven’t seen a texture like this from L’Oreal yet. The formula is very pigmented and I’m loving the warm color tones selection in this palette. There’s so pretty and just right up my alley. The palette contains both matte and shimmer shades all of which had the same creamy consistency that blended easily with little to no fall out.

#Heysharonoox

Having said and tried this product, I really like this palette. L’Oreal did a great job with it! Complete your summer look with the brand’s new Paradise Enchanted Palette. I urge you to try it!

I hope you guys enjoyed discovering this product with me! I’d love to know! Leave me a comment down below and tell me what you’re obsessing over lately.

Happy July to you!

Sharon xoxo

 

Available now on L’Oreal Paris website or at any mass merchandise, Walmart and Amazon.

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.  I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

Marshalls Mini Haul

 

Doing a mini haul is my one of my favorite past time! Many of you have requested for a haul post over my Instagram and this time I’ve decided to expand the haul not only on beauty products but sharing some additional picks over here.Today I’m talking all about my favorite picks for this summer. There are so many to choose from but below are some of my favorites!

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Scented Candle Pure Harmony Balance CAD$3.99 – I’ve fallen in love with scented candles over the past few months and this candle jar smells amazing. Because I love trying out new and different scents of candles, I prefer a smaller glass jar where it’s convenient and you could place it wherever you want. Definitely try this scented candle out.

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  • hand poured in a heavy weight glass container with metal lid
  • richly scented candle, 15 oz; Burn Time: Approx. 56 hours
  • lead free cotton double wick

Surround yourself with this delightful scent that relaxes your senses!

Italian Shoemaker

This Criss-Cross Sandals by Italian Shoemaker is so comfortable and lightweight. It has such an attractive upper. Seriously a style you can wear all day, every day whether it’s around the house or you’re out and about. This style is one that everyone should have in the closet! I love them, and I’m sure you will too! Now on sale for CAD$39.99 at Marshalls.

OStyle Essentials Wild Rose Eyeshadow Palette

As per usual, my haul will not be complete without an eyeshadow palette. Wild Rose Makeup Collection by Style Essentials is probably my ultimate product pick. It’s my first time trying out this cruelty free makeup brand and I’m really happy with the purchase.

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You get 12 matte and shimmery eyeshadows with an additional 3 cheek colors for just CAD$9.99 a palette. I love the rich pigmentation. Any fan of the brand will love this as the shades are super-wearable and the packaging is gorgeous. It’s pretty good value for what you get too – 15 gorgeous shades in total. If you like to read a more detailed blog review, don’t forget to check back later.

Playtime lingerie

Last but not least is a lingerie piece that I’ve been meaning to get since last spring. With this hot summer days, I couldn’t deny my love for tank top at this moment. A sexy but practical bralette to wear under any tops this summer. It’s unlined and it’s wireless. Most comfortable bra ever! I want to wear it on a daily basis so I’m definitely going back to pick up another one or two in different colors to match my outfits.

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Back view

I adore the cute and detailing of these laces. It comes with a sturdy front hook too. Winning! I appreciate the style of a bralette – it provide a reasonable amount of support for small to average busted women. They all come in a few sizes for only CAD$9.99. You really can’t go wrong with this one. Let Playtime Lingerie inspire your inner temptress!

I hope this post is helpful and if you like to read more of this type of post, comment below by telling me which are your favorite type of haul you want to see next.

As usual, thank you so much for taking the time to read. Have a beautiful week ahead!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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What I’m Most Excited About The Month of May|Sephora Birthday Gift

 

Is it just me or is the month of May flies incredibly fast! It’s pretty scary but since my birthday is in another few days. I can’t hold on the excitement any much longer, therefore I just posted this to share it with you guys.

There’s this saying “Time goes fast when you’re having fun”. Does that happens to anyone?

Sephora Birthday Gift 2018

I actually got this two weeks ago when I was shopping at Sephora and also picked up this beautiful Sephora Insider Birthday Gift Set. In case you haven’t heard, you can sign in your acount with Sephora to get the privilege for free birthday gift minis during your birthday month at any Sephora stores near you.

I’ve tried a few lip products by Bite Beauty which I adore so I’m really excited to try out these two pretty standard neutral shades!

#Bite lipstick
$24

First thing first is the Matte Crème Lip Crayon in the shade Glacé. It’s such a pretty Dusty Mauve that’s highly pigmented and long-lasting. I love and wear it a lot!

Bite Lipstick swatch

This matte color swatches so beautifully!

Matte Cream Lip swatch

It’s matte and it’s creamy! What’s that not to love! The formula isn’t drying at all and the finishing is just so gorgeous. Perfect matte which looks right up my street! If you’re a matte lipstick wearer like me, it’s a must-have!

#Bite Lipstick
Regular size: $26

Moving on I got a deluxe size Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai. It’s described as a Mauve Brown which really pretty. On their website, they claim this stuff is made with natural and organic ingredients which I find very assuring.

I can confirm it keeps your lips moisturized and a slight minty balm when I had it on. The formula feels really creamy and nice on the lips without being too sticky or too thick to use year round. The consistency is really great and did I mentioned that it glides on like a dream!

#Bite Lipstick Color Swatch

I’m loving this lip color! It’s wearable for any occasion and it’s really just a beautiful neutral shade for anyone.

One is more gorgeous than the other so I can’t possibly choose my favorite but I’ve to say the mauve brown is a strong contender. I like that it makes my teeth look so much whiter. Once I put it on, I don’t want to take it off! This one has to be my absolute favorite which I also wearing today in the photo below!

Bite Amuse Bouche
#LOTD I’m wearing “Chai” for this look
Bite Agave
#everydayagave   L: Agave Sugar Lip Scrub   R:  Agave Lip Balm

Last but not least, is the Agave. This is my first time trying them and were really excited. Made with natural agave nectar that helps lock in the moisture giving your lips that hydration it needs and will thank you later.

So what is Agave actually! Well, Agave is known for it’s restorative and healing qualities but not only does it restore and heal it also moisturize the skin leaving your lips looking and feeling amazing.

Let’s talk about the Agave Sugar Lip Scrub first. It’s super easy to use and does exactly what it says on their website. I like to just use my finger to swirl this product over my lips and get rid of any chapped areas. For a kissably soft lips, you don’t want to let this slip away! 

Be it if you’re a person who’s always on the go or staying put in front of your mirror doing lip swatches, Agave Lip Balm is what your lips needs throughout the day!

I’ve been wearing this everyday since I got it and this stuff never fails to impress me. Applying it before bed gives me the softest lips the next day, so I was over the moon when I found out it comes in handy, on-the-go stick version too. It’s my current go to and I just know that they’ll for you too. I definitely need one in standard size!

What you need to know is that Bite Beauty does not contain parabens, phthalates, or sulfates. Bite is cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified! 

Enough said, Bite Beauty is the best lip products brand out there and I love them! If you’re new to this brand you need to try them!

If you’re a Bite Beauty fan like me, comment down below and let me know what your favorite product is.

Thanks so much for taking the time out from your busy schedule to stop and read this. I truly appreciate it!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Post contains affiliate links for your convenient only. I don’t get any monetary compensation or perks from sharing these affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.  I do not recommend anything to you that I don’t believe in wholeheartedly.

 

My Favorite Drugstore Skincare Products: Aveeno & Neutrogena

 

I’m now convinced a well overdue summer is happening soon, so I wanted to take the chance to share with you what I’ve been loving lately.

#Aveenous PR Package
*PR Samples

If you’ve been following me then you know that I love a good sunscreen in summer. My skin gets tan quite easily so a good sunscreen lotion is paramount. When it comes to protect and hydrate, I always go for AVEENO.

I really appreciate when brands carry a wide selection of SPF to choose from. But before I go on further, a big shout out to the PR company for sending me these goodies in exchange for my honest opinion.

#Aveeno Sunscreen

Aveeno Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum

Some of you asked me about my favorite sunscreen including the one for the face that wasn’t too sticky or thick. So glad you asked! Aveeno is hands down my top favorite drugstore sunscreen that I’ve found and I’m going to tell you why.

First off, I really like how hydrating this is. As for someone with dry skin this serves me well as both a moisturizer and a sunscreen. I love the high SPF and the non-greasy formula which I think would be great for sensitive skin person. NO breakout!

SPF swatches #Aveenous
Formula swatches from L-R: SPF 30, 45 & 60

I love that this is a face specific sunscreen that’s oil free and won’t cause you any breakouts.

So, before I step out the door, I make sure to apply the sunscreen before leaving the house. The good news is that you can use this for the face as well before putting on any makeup. It doesn’t leave any white cast when I apply them on my skin. I noticed a mild beachy scents but honestly it doesn’t bother me at all. As a matter of fact, I actually quite like the scents.

With summer just a stone throw away it also means the days are longer. And because I love this stuff so much I like to keep an extra tube in my car just in case we need to reapply every 2 hours. The best thing is my whole family can also enjoy the benefits of this cream on them.  I’d recommend you try them out if you’re as obsessed with sunscreen as I am!

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AVEENO® Positely Radiant 60 Second-In-Shower Facial 

Traveling can make your skin feel dull and tired, but this product give your skin the love it needs! The AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT 60 Second In-Shower Facial is formulated with moisture-rich soy and lemon peel extract.  I’ve tried it for the past few weeks and I notice it works best with the steam in the shower. The steam works to soften the pores and then deeply but gently exfoliate dirt, oil and dead skin cells in just one minute.

Aveeno moisturizer swatch

They claim that it transform dull, tired-looking skin to brighter, more radiant and velvety soft skin in just 1 minute.  This product is formulated with moisture-rich soy and lemon peel extract that helps to gently remove dirt and oil. I’ve been reaching for this stuff over and over again for the past fews weeks and are very pleased with the results. The micro beads are soft and gentle for the skin. Everytime I lookedat myself in the mirror after a warm shower, I noticed my skin looking more radiant and so refresh. This stuff isn’t too harsh or drying to my skin. It’s my go to face exfoliator currently. I just knew I was going to love this stuff! Definitely worth checking it out!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost

NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Gel Cream

Follow with NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Gel Cream, formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid, for more supple and smooth skin.

Hydro boost swatch Neutrogena

I love a good gel cream and I always wanted to try this out and I’m so happy I finally did!  I was so excited that I immediately give this a go, this stuff feel super duper dreamy on my skin. It’s cooling, lightweight and it absorb nicely into the skin. Making my skin feeling relax and hydrated.

I can’t stop reaching for it and has added this to my evening skincare routine. I love how hydrating it make my skin feels everytime I’m in love with the gentle soft and silky smooth my skin is experiencing for the past few weeks. The result is phenomena. I’d highly recommend trying this if you’re looking for something that gives your skin a healthy boost!

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NEUTROGENA All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes

Not only do these wipes gently and effectively cleanse and remove all types of my make-up, they also tone my skin and leave it feeling refreshed in just one convenient step. I only need one wipe everytime to clean the whole face. How cool is that!

Neutrogena makeup remover wipes

This wipes is for all skin types that also include those of sensitive skin. I go through these wipes especially fast since they cleans like magic. I’ve not much to say about this stuff except it’s amazing. Give it a go if you’re Neutrogena fan like me!

Let me know in the comments which one is your summer favorite must haves!

In closing, thanks for stopping by to read. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram posts for more uploads!

Happy Monday!

Sharon xoxo

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to me for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

 

 

 

NYX Wanderlust PARIS Photo, Swatches & Review

 

I dream of Paris! I’ve being reading and watching so many beautiful places in Paris that makes me dream of going there someday. So, don’t judge me okay, a girl has to what she has to do. That’s to DREAM! 

Putting my daydream aside, I found this nice set of NYX Wanderlust En Vie De Voyage collection at Marshalls not too long ago. I was there to get some home decor stuff for my living room but instead when I saw this palette, I knew I had to get it! It’s something about Paris that attracted me to it.

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I checked on NYX’s website and it seems that from this line, there are seven other exciting colors and destinations to choose from. Available sets are in Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid, London, Dubai and Vancouver. Roam around the world and capture the flair of your favorite city!

NYX Packaging

Long story short, I’ve the opportunity to test them out a couple of times over the past few days before I pen down in writing my thoughts about this palette. The packaging is sturdy and nice. The size is like a small tablet which makes it convenient to bring for travelling. I love that it comes with a good size mirror and a lip cream. That’s genius!

This set houses 4 matte shades and 4 shimmer shadows which is really nice and it ends there. I noticed the matte shades are a little dry and more difficult to blend while the shimmers are more creamy and easier to work on.

Wanderlust Paris set

Don’t get me wrong, I really like the color selection but the pigmentation is just not there for many. I think they’re really pretty! And they’re great colors for your no makeup makeup day.

I didn’t find the pigmentation of these shadows to wow me at all. The mattes are pretty dry and powdery which is the downside. It’s not the greatest I’ve tried from this brand. I expect for more punch on the pigmentation and color payoff in this palette but it just didn’t deliver. To be honest, I was a little disappointed.

NYX eyeshadow swatches
1st row

What actually throws me off was the formula. The matte shadows are really dry and not as pigmented as I’d love it to be. Among the four color swatches here, the brown is the better one if I’ve to do a transition color while the other three just didn’t cut it. I don’t know if I got an old stock but I like to know in the comment below if any of you has  better luck and results with this palette.

NYX wanderlust eyeshadow swatches
2nd row

You can see from this swatches that the 2nd row shadows are somewhat better compared to the first one. I can say that my favorite is the copper and mid-brown shadows. They blend quite well and I got to admit that I do like the nice pigmentation of theses two shades.

Let’s move on to what I really love.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Let’s just say the star of the show though is the Soft Matte Lip Cream. I love love it! It’s matte and it’s soft on the lips which I really appreciate. I also notice that it feels lightweight and as if I’m not having anything on my lips at all. Did I mentioned that it glides like a dream too. I’m not going to put it away anytime soon. It’s such a pretty color for spring!

Closed up applicator

I really like this doe foot applicator. I only need just on dab to get the products for my lips. The texture is creamy, feels really feather light and so comfortable on the lips. This lip cream has a good lasting power. Amazing pigmentation that’s smooth and free of smudging. It’s a beautiful pink color for spring or any pinkalicious fans out there!

Lip cream swatch #NYX

I can’t complain too much since I’ve only paid CAN$6.99 for this and yes that’s a hack of a great price. You’re getting ten shadows and I know that the soft matte lip cream alone is US$7.00 so you do the math. I do like the lip cream a lot but  not the formula of these eyeshadows and if that’s not a big deal to you then you’ll like this. But for me, I wouldn’t purchase another Wanderlust set even though I’m happy I got that beautiful lip cream.

I can only talk about this set since I haven’t tried the rest from this collection, so I’d love to hear your comment if you’ve tried them and which set works best for you.

Let me know if I should return this set in the comment below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hear me rant. Hopefully, my next post will be of a more positive note and in the meantime, don’t forget to check out my previous blog post.  Until next time, have a wonderful day!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Palette, 3 Options – Limited Edition

 

Wanna know what eyeshadow palette that I’ve been obsessed with this month? It none than the limited edition Artistic Palette by Make Up For Ever.

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I’m all about stress-free makeup and pretty much adore any product that saves me time and effort in front of the mirror. The Make Up For Ever 9 Artist Shadow do exactly that.

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This palette contains nine shades of product which can either be mixed together or apply individually.  They’re super pigmented and I’m loving the smooth texture of these eyeshadows. Don’t be scared off by putting a blue, green or purple shades on your eyes.

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Book Guide

You’ll also find this booklet for your easy reference on how to create different eye looks in case you wanted to try something different.

9 artist shadow

I’m a sucker for cute packaging even though this collector metal box might look bulky to you, I don’t really care. A collectible item that I adore!

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Here are the description of the shades from this palette:

  • S102 – Onyx is a deep black with a satin finish
  • D552 – Crystalline Grey Beige is a very light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish.
  • I220 – Sapphire is a rich, navy blue with cool undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish.
  • ME302 – Peacock is a deep teal with warm, brownish undertones and a cooler overtone paired with a pearly sheen.
  • ME122 – Snow is a bright white with cooler undertones and a frosted, metallic finish.
  • ME108 – Steel is a medium-dark gray with a metallic finish and bluer undertones.
  • ME614 – Graphite Brown is a deep brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and a satiny sheen.
  • D712 – Creme Brulee is a medium copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish.
  • ME912 – Orchid is a bright, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a pearly sheen.

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Swatch

Ok guys, I’m in love with these shades! This eyeshadow palette is awesome for when I want to rock a dramatic eye because it has all the shades I need. These five shades are everything I could ever wish for. Gorgeous!

#Makeupforver Artistic Palette Swatch Row 2

And this duochrome (Onyx) shade is such a beautiful color! Don’t get me wrong, you’re not going to catch me rocking a crazy duochrome color regularly but an easy to wear and well-blended colored lid is one of my favorite looks for this spring.

duochrome
Today’s easy and simple #EOTD look 

For this look which I created today, I use the shade Onyx (S-102) on the lids up to the crease and then followed with Sapphire (I-220) on the inner corner for more pop. I’ve been using my finger to mix a couple of the colors into my looks. They’re crease resistant, ultra long wearing and come in some really stunning colors. Love it!

Being a lover of eyeshadow, I knew I was going to love this palette because it’s something quite different from the usual shades I tend to go for.

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With today’s winged eye, I use my holy grail tattoo liner by Kat Von D. All the shades are so easy to work on.

Just in time for Mother’s Day! Get your hands on this palette and achieve a sparkly look easy. They’re affordable too so they’re a great one to go for if you just want to test the colored waters.

Let me know if you’ve been wearing colored eyeshadows, I’d love to know what your favorite shades and palettes are. I’m always on the lookout for something new to try!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read and don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram post for more posting updates.

Sharon xoxo