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.

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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 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.

 

Summer Must-Haves: Bath & Body Works

 

This summer heat is getting to me and what better way than to go in a well air-conditioned giant mall right? And that’s what I did! Saw that Bath & Body Works are having a semi-annual sale up to 75% and so I want to do a mini haul today. They’re all Bath & Body Works stuff.

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I’ve a few items that I wanted to show you.

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Wallflowers Fragrance Refills is on sale now for $3.00 a bottle on their website or in-store. I’ve been so obsessed with the Honeysuckle and Freesia scent currently so it was my first pick followed by Fresh Cut Lilacs that smells incredibly amazing as well. I love the scent in my bedroom, I just can’t get enough of this stuff.

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I got this Glitter Fish Nightlight because I think it’s super cute. It’s the design, it’s all about the designing for me! This reminds me of the ocean and sea creatures which is quite fun. Also available in several shapes and designs.

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Oh my gosh! A fun fish with soft glow and glitter fish feels so relaxing. Paired plug with my favorite fragrance refill, it just smell so summery and nice in my bedroom. I can stare at this cute fishy all night! Love it!

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I also picked up this Black Mini Perfume Spray which I know I’m going to be wearing it alot for the rest of the summer. It comes in a spray format which is really cool. I can’t wait to wear this in the summertime. It smells really nice! If I can just describe what it smells like, it has a strong musky note to it. I think it’s very sophisticated but without over the top, you know what I’m saying. It’s also so convenient to just drop it in your purse. I absolutely love it! So go give this a smell if you’ve at Bath & Body Works near you!

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I bought these for my car. This is a Car Scentportables in New Car which I’ve been looking for ages ever since I got my new car. I always love the scent of a new car so this stuff is right up my alley. It comes in a cute  individual pods or disc like so and I just love how portable and easy it is so use. I haven’t tried this yet in my car, it’s supposed to continuously last for up to 4-6 weeks! I’m really excited to try this one out and with many road trips coming our way this summer I know we’re going to enjoy our car ride more with this!

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I actually bought a Coco Shea Cucumber Body Wash because of my hubs. He loves body wash very much and I’ve to admit I like it too. I just couldn’t resist a creamy and moisturizing body wash. This is the nicest feeling body wash and I think it’s very refreshing and cooling, or should I say cool as a cucumber after each shower.  I think this one is going to be my new summer favorite. On top of that, it’s on sale for $3.16 a tube which is such a great steal!

I’d love to know what you guys have been loving from Bath & Body Works! Leave me a comment down below and tell me what’s been floating your home-decorating boat over the past few weeks! Happy shopping!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read!

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.

 

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.

#NYXprofessionalmakeup

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dermablend Professional: First Impression

 

Hey everyone! Today’s post I want to kick things off with something really cool for month of April.

I picked up this cool beauty package that has some cute new products in it (well at least it is to me) and because it’s my first time trying out this brand, I’m suuuper excited!

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The first thing is this gorgeous travel makeup bag. What I loved about this bag is that it’s sand color and it’s an awesome size bag. Just look how deep it was … the bottom is endless and great for storing lots of makeup! If you like hauling everything in your makeup bag when travelling, then you seriously need this!

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Moving on is the Long Wear Makeup Remover. It’s a cream formula makeup remover for long wear makeup.

Dermablend Professional products are not tested on animals and vegan. Check out their dermatological standards and the formulas are:

✔ fragrance-free

✔ non-comedogenic

✔ sensitive skin-tested

✔ allergy-tested

It’s light, gentle and so kind on the skin and it does a great job at removing every traces of products on my face. It also doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry, and the formula has no harsh odor at all.

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Here’s a short video clip of how it’s done.

I just follow the instruction of how to use and it’s easy peasy! It’s easy to work on and I appreciate how amazingly it removes even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. It’s great for achieving that effortless result.

I urge you to check it out. The best I’ve tried and I’m loving it!

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The last makeup product that’s in this makeup kit is the Setting Powder.

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Here’s the claim made by Dermablend of their setting powder “our translucent powder flawlessly sets makeup, ensures smudge and transfer resistance and enhances makeup wear for up to 16 hours. great for all skin types and tones, our loose setting powder blends smoothly to mattify complexion and leave skin looking flawless”.

LoosePowder

This is the kind of powder product that I’d probably reach for on my favorite full glam makeup days. I feel like I’m going to be obsessed with this! Love this combo!

Have you heard of this brand? And have you tried any of the products I’ve mentioned? I’d love to know what’s your thoughts of them.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighter Powder|First Impression

 

I was at the drugstore yesterday and I picked up this new highlighter which I’m really excited to share my first impression. I’ve always looking for affordable makeup products that actually work. So that’s why this really appealed to me. This brand is a familiar friend and it’s the most raved Wet n Wild Mega Glo Highlighter Powder by so many beauty bloggers and youtubers in the beauty world. I was really curious and have always wanted to try out new drugstore products.

blossom glowI haven’t open it yet just so that I could show it to you guys a bit of a first impression here on my blog.

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First of all let’s start with the packaging. It comes in a simple Wet n Wild plastic compact packaging and it’s huge. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use on this.

Cruelty free

There’s like a flower petal stamped onto it which I find really cute and the shade I got is in Blossom Glow. It’s a new shade brought to you by Wet n Wild. The new shades are the Royal Calyx (lavender), Botanic Dream (pink), Blossom Glow (pale pink champagne), and Golden Flower Crown (yellow-gold) that currently joined the lineup of Precious Petals (peach) and Crown Of My Canopy (copper). Even better, each one is retails for CAD$6.99 which is so inexpensive for a drugstore brand and they’re cruelty free.

wet n wild highlighting powder

If you’re curious to know what ingredient is in this product, I thought I might as well give you a close up look. So there you have it, I hope it helps.

Swatch #Megaglo

I’m going to do a swatch here for you guys. OMG! It’s so buttery and so soft. Blossom Glow is so pretty. It’s like a pale pink champagne color. I’m obsessed. This shade is totally something I’d wear on a daily basis. It’s pigmented and yet blend so well. I’m pretty impressed and loving the formula already. When you swirl it around with your fingers, it just feels like butter and so soft on the pan.  I love it and have high hopes on it. So I’m excited that it work.

Swatches wet n wild

Here’s a close-up of the shade Blossom Glow.

Blinding

It actually looks like a glow rather than chunks of glitters. It comes out on my skin tone as an irridescent pink. It’s so pretty, my highlight is popping girls! I’m obsessed!

Overall, here’s what I’ve to say about this product. I love the glow it gives to the skin. This is an amazing highlighter especially for the price. I highly recommend this to my friends!

Let me know if there’s any new products that I missed. I was on the hunt for like brand new launches for spring.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder available at Wet N Wild website or local drugstores.

 

 

Cruelty Free Spring Beauty Essentials by Pür

 

Hey everybody! Tomorrow is officially Spring and I’d love to know who is excited in the comment below.

I picked up this set from Winners the other day and I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the Pür Cosmetics ever since I had my hot paws on them. In case if you’ve never heard of Winners, well it’s a chain of off-price Canadian department stores owned by TJX Companies. They sell designer and brand name clothing and bags for less.

Glow on the go Collection by Pur

Included in this kit you’ll find a Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow, Get A Lift Firming Facial Cream, Mineral Glow Bronzer and Volume Vixen Mascara with Keratin.

Mineral Glow by Pur

The first product that I’ve to mention is this amazing Mineral Glow Bronzing Powder. I’m actually obsessed with this product! The first thing you’ll notice from this bronzer is the buttery smooth texture of this powder formula. It’s high pigmented and is so easy to blend.

Pur Mineral Glow

I love packaging like this because it’s great for popping it in your handbag and reapplying if need to throughout the day. The thing I love about this bronzer is that it gives my skin that beautiful contour sun-kissed complexion. Love it!

Get a lift firming facial cream by Pur

Pür Get A Lift Firming Facial Cream is a product that I’m really excited to try. It has that clean and fresh scents to it.

Pur get a lift facial cream

I’m not sure if it’s super amazing but I really like what they claim. I’ll report back on this one once I’ve the chance to use it a little longer.

Pur correcting primer

Next product is the Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow.

I use it on certain parts of my face and it blends very well with my foundation. I’ve a new scar mark recently from an acne and this primer is aamzing. It helps hide my acne scar quite well. Love it, makes me feel better about my scar.

Pur Iluminating Primer

It comes out of the tube a peachy orange, but goes on sheer and glistening as shown on the image above. I appreciate formula that’s neither thick nor runny. It’s lightweight and go on smoothly on skin. I love the shimmer and glow! This is absoultely an amazing product!

Pur Volume Vixen Mascara

Volume Vixen Mascara 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with Keratin is a great mascara but the packaging might need an improvement.

Closed up Vixen mascara

I was super excited to try this mascara because it just looked like the type of simple wand I love! Not too big, not too small but it definitely packs a punch. Major thumbs up from me!

PÜR products are 100% cruelty-free and we do not test on animals.

If you bumped into this kit, then definitely make sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Leave me a comment down below and let me know what your favorite product is.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking around.

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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PR Box Unboxing – Everything Cruelty Free

 

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog post! February is always such a crazy month for me.  So many holiday celebrations, we just celebrated V-Day and Chinese New Year which happened to be on the same month this year. This month, I’m really excited to be sharing a PR Box Unboxing with your guys. There are some interesting and new baby products in this box. A big thanks to my wonderful PR agent for sending me this free samples.

PR Box Unboxing
*PR Samples

If like me you’re a fan of organic, natural and cruelty free products then you’ll know how amazing these formulas and products really are.

The Green Beaver Company

First thing I want to talk about are The Green Beaver Company Baby Wash and Baby Lotion. A Canadian family company founded on the belief that the best ingredients come from Mother Nature. This brand is certified Organic! These stuff are amazing, the formulas are made with your baby benefits in mind. When I use baby wash and baby lotion on my little guy multi-days in a week, I want to know that there’s skin food benefits in them.

What it does: 

Fragrance Free Baby Wash – it’s infused with their exclusive organic chamomile flower extract to provide extra needed hydration and soothing nourishment for baby’s delicate skin, scalp and hair. Also available in Calming Lavender. I’m glad that like me, you only want the best baby products for your kids. Head over to your nearest drugstore and give this a try!  

Baby Lotion – consist of soothing organic chamomile and pure Canadian sunflower oil, our baby lotion will gently moisturize your baby’s delicate skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Perfect for winter and dry weather!

#leapingbunny Cruelty Free logo

What’s great about this whole process is that you can find logos of what this product is free of on the packaging. Look for the certified logo of a leaping bunny if you’re looking for a cruelty free product and several other logos that shows what it’s Free of.

#Weleda Baby

Weleda has a vast range of products for face, body, baby and your personal care with affordable prices and great quality products. Here’s a brief history and value behind this brand which I thought might interest you. “Our purpose is to cultivate beauty. We are committed to supporting your overall wellbeing and beauty, and that of every living being. We strive for each of us to be empowered to cultivate beauty in the world, for ourselves, for our children and the future of our planet.” I love supporting brands and companies that holds the same shared values.  Have you found your inner nature?

Weleda Diaper Cream

Diaper Care Cream for that gentle protection on your baby’s delicate skin. I share some product swatches below for your convenience. Well, I don’t have a small baby to test it on but I’ll be curiuos to hear what’s your thoughts on this one if you’ve try it on your baby already! 

What it does: It claims to soothes skin and diminishes the appearance of redness from day one. Do you agree with their claim? Comment below.

Weleda Face Cream

Next baby care product is the Weleda Nourishing Face Cream that feels so creamy and smooth to touch. It smells so good and relaxing at the same time. I really like the scent of this Calendula flower extracts. I can smell it all day!

What it does: Moisturizing, soothing, easily absorbed, shelters skin from dryness. Helps support skin’s moisture balance and leaves it velvety-soft. I honestly believe this cream is a must-have during this dry winter season. Suitable for use by adults with sensitive skin, too! I can’t wait to give this a test run!

Weleda Skinfood

Weleda Skin Food cream feels so moist and hydrated on the skin. It has the natural plant extract scents that’s so aromatherapeutic making my body feeling extremely calm and relaxed. I could feel it almost immediately when I had it on. I like treating my skin with skinfood and needless to say I’m now completely hooked!

What it does: For dry and rough skin. Formulated with plant extract traditionally used to soothe the skin. Skin Food hydrates skin to give you that healthy-looking glow. I urge you to give it a go!

#Suro Kids Organic Syrup
Made in Canada

Suro Organic Elderberberry Syrup is great to fighting cold, cough and sore throat. A weeks ago, my little guy caught the worst winter flu plague ever. The fever, flu and cough took a huge toll on his health. It was so bad that, I’ve to rush to our nearest pharmacy to grab a bottle of cold and fever mixture to calm his fever down. One thing I learned that day was, as a parent it’s advisable to always have a cold mixture on standby all year round. I was grateful to receive this in my pr box, it pretty much got my kid covered from now on.

What it does: Traditionally used in herbal medicine to help fight colds and relieve sore throats, cough and fever. For fast, effective relief from colds and flu, cough and soreOREthroat. Elderberries contain over 2 to 3X the antioxidant value of blueberries. This product is all natural, gluten free, preservative free and kid safe.

Iboo bamboo Baby

Moving on to the next two products from the Boo Bamboo Baby range are the Biodegradable Baby Wipes and Baby Natural Sunscreen Spray for kids.

What it does:

Boo Bamboo Biodegradable Baby Wipes – are made of ultra soft, eco-friendly, 100% unbleached bamboo cloth. Safely and gently cleanses baby’s face and body using the highest quality, natural and organic ingredients. 12 sheets for $2.99 a pack. For a smooth and soft baby butt skin your baby will thank you for later, try this on your baby. This stuff is cruelty free, gluten and vegan free.

SPF 30 Kids & Baby Natural Sunscreen Spray Mini – specially formulated, gentle Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB Protection to shield your baby from sun damage. It claims to be fast absorbing, non-white cast and unscented. Spray it as instructed and just leave the rest to the sunscreen!

Radius Organic Baby

Last but not least, I got two items from a good organic brand that in my opinion was a bit under-rated, and it’s the Radius Organic Children Toothpaste in Coconut Banana and the Baby Toothbrush.

I wish I found this brand when my kids were still a baby but t’s not too late for my little ones to still use and enjoy its flavorful toothpaste.

What it does: 

USDA Organic Children’s Toothpaste – the unique formula is certified USDA organic, delivering a natural deep clean, minus any unpronounceable chemicals or additives. It’s quite literally good enough to eat. If you’re looking for a product that’s utterly organic, hs natural whitening, eliminate nasties and tasty, look no further. This is a must-try for your baby!

Pure Baby Toothbrush – Designed for the delicate teeth and gums of 6–18 month olds, it softly massages the whole mouth as it works to remove plaque buildup on your little one’s tiny teeth. RADIUS® products do not contain BPA. Never have. Never will. You can trust and count on them!

So if you’re interested on natural and cruelty free products, look no further. Give these products a try!

I hope you guys find this useful especially those with young kids. Let me know which you’ll probably pick for your little ones. I’d like to know if you’re inspired by any of this box unboxing in the comment below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking around.

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 my by a PR company for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

My Top New High End Skincare Products (Beauty Highlights Series)

 

Hey everyone! Thank you so much to stop by my blog post. With the New Year we tossed for good health, joy and for some a new blank pages on the book for us to fill. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing with you another new content that I’ve been so excited to share them with your guys here in my blog.

I’ve just finished working on Part 2 on this series and had so much writing about it. If you’re interested to read more of this type of posts, don’t forget to hit that subscription button on the right sidebar.

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*Press Release Samples

Even if it’s clear how much you’ve help to protect my skin to continuously look and feel youthful, it certainly won’t hurt to put that feeling into words. Yes, it may sounds cheesy for you but I’m going to do it anyways. Are you ready for it? Well then, let’s do this!

First off I like thank the pr company for sending this package to my mail box. I’ve always love beauty products by Sothys Paris and I’m truly lucky to have this opportunity to do a review on their newest Youth Cream skincare line.

SothysYouthCream

I can’t stress enough how important it is to take good care of your skin and making sure to protect your face with good quality formula to your skincare routine is a vital step.

Swatch

What I love about this product is the rich and creamy texture. Apart from that, this stuff is fragrance free, so it feels super gentle and kind on the skin which I really appreciate. The formula is so soft and smooth in consistency as if you’re wearing silk on your skin.

Creamytexture

The formula is infused with two botanical active ingredients which helps fight against oxidative stress and signs of chronological ageing. I’ve been using it for more than a month and have been loving it so much. You got to try it!

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Micellar Cleansing Waters are products I use on a daily basis. I like using cleansing water because it’s not too harsh for my skin. You see, winter weather makes my skin ultra dry so I try not to add unnecessary cream products that makes it worst. On a contrary, I seek anything hydrating for my thirsty skin.

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You can either use this stuff with a cotton pad or muslin cloth and then go ahead to remove all the makeup residues off the face.

MicellarWater

You light up my life with this magic formula. My skin doesn’t feel overly dry with the micellar water.

Sothys Paris Youth Cream
*Deluxe Samples

I can wear you all day. You must noticed that I’m obsessed with every single Sothys products that exist. I’m going to talk about this two deluxe sample products that I was excited to try them out as well.

Restructuring Youth Cream – to restore, fight against visible signs of ageing: wrinkles, even deep ones and skin slackening.

Redentifying Youth Cream –  is to regenerate, restore a radiant complexion that is full of vitality while reducing the visible signs of ageing. For each has its own functions but bottom line is to help keep your youth.

As with all Sothys products, this restructuring and redensifying youth cream are a lot pricey than your average drugstore. But if you’re looking for a youth cream that really does a fab job to fight the signs of ageing then these products are for you!

What I love about this Sothys Paris is that the formula feels like silk and consists of top notch BP3 Tri-Complex ingredients. I’m so lucky that I’ve the chance to try you out and I urge those of you who wish to keep your real age to yourselves … definitely give this one a go!

So those are a few of my top new high end skincare products. I’d love to know if you guys have any recommendation products that I should try. Don’t forget to share in the comment section which product is your favorite?

Thanks again for staying with me till the end and I love you very much [muak]! Until next time.

Sharon xoxo

 

Also available in the new range are the Vitality, Firming, Restructuring and Redentifying Youth Creams. You can find them in institute and spas throughout Canada. 

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. This is not a sponsored post.