Skincare Junkie Must Haves|#BlogmasBagMonday 3

 

Hey everyone! Welcome back to #BlogmasBagMonday 3. In today’s series, I’m going to be talking about my winter skincare because since I’m spending a lot of my winter at home trying out lots of new skincare products from brands that were sent to me. You guys know that I love skincare and I’m slightly high maintenance so after trying out these products for the past one to three weeks or so. I’m here to share the good news with you guys.

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But before we jump in, I’ve a confession to make. I got ahead of myself with all these blogmas thingy and out of excitement I went ahead and pulished a bonus post on the Bochery’s skincare product review. If you’re interested to read more about my two cents opinion, just click to the link.

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Long story short, instead of only two skincare products, I decided to throw in an extra two more products from Fresh to talk about this week. Most of the stuff here, I’ve tried for more than a week and some much longer.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration cream

I love this Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream a lot and definitely go through it pretty quickly since winter make my skin really dry and I need all the protection this deep I could get and this moisturizing cream is the answer.

I can feel a litle tingle when I first had it on but this product really make my skin feel so good and moist. It’s quite rich and it’s really hydrating, so I love that. It’s super effective and after you use this your skin will be the softest it has ever been. If you’ve never tried it, definitely go check it out. Love this stuff!

Fresh Vit Nectar moisture glow
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This is the Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream and this is when I go out to the grocery or pick up my kid. I adore the fruity scents of nectar, it smells amazing! The texture is just incredibily lightweight and it’s just another moisturizing cream that I wear on top of the deep hydration face cream I was talking about earlier.

I really really love this citrusy scent of the face cream. It’s nourshing but not heavy which is a really good thing. This stuff will leave your skin with that healthy looking glow but most importantly, it does keep my skin moist in the day. It’s a perfect gift for any skin type.

The cutest thing in this series is the Soy Face Cleansing Milk. I got this from my Sephora Favorite Ultimate Skincare Vault box awhile back and I finally get the chance to try it out recently. Normally to remove my makeup, I of course have my favorite drugstore makeup removing cleanser but since trying out this stuff I find myself reaching for the latter one more. With this cleanser, you can actually smell the soy milk and floral scents that I really liked. It’s super effective to remove your makeup and leaving your skin squeaky clean. I just love it! I’ve been using it non-stop and will be going back to get the full size for sure.

Fresh Instant Glow highlighter
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Lastly, we’re on to makeup stuff now. Last but not least is the Fresh Face Instant Glow Luminizer in Sunset that I’ve been so obsessed with. It comes in a tube packaging and I find it to be very convenient to bring anywhere I go.

I just want to show you how insanely glowy this highlighter was. Can we just take a few minutes to admire it! This stuff is so pigmented, a little goes a long way. This is the one that kind of rose gold in color highlighter. I was expecting it to be subtle and not expect it to be more like pop. I need glow a lot of these days of my life and this is just perfect. I think there’s only two colors that I know of. The other one is Starlight which is more of a white silver. I love that and this is so good! I like to dab it on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow as highlighter. So this is definitely one of my favorite highlighter.

To me that’s a few things that I think any skincare junkies would need and appreciate. I don’t know if it’s a must haves for you but it’s like how a huge skincare junkie would need. So I hope you found this useful and definitely check them out at Fresh or Sephora website.

Let me know if you’re a skincare junkie and let me know what are your must-haves skincare products in the comment below.

I really love all the products I’ve tried from this brand and all my other products that only skincare junkie will understand. So that’s everything on this week’s Blogmas Bag Monday. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this and don’t forget to check back next week for the final series of Blogmas Bag Monday week #4.

The products that I’ll be trying for our next and last Blogmas Bag Monday #4 is this.

Aveeno EczemaCare

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Introduction to Making Faces Collection- Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

 

Introduction of Making Faces Collection is a Sephora Exclusive that consists of Kevyn Aucoins Beauty 5 most iconic makeup products. It’s a travel kit that gives you a lot of bang for your buck considering this is a high end makeup brand. Something that surprises me is that not so many people have actually talked or heard about this brand so for those of you who haven’t then let me introduce you to the collection.

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Let’s start with their face products. I got this travel gift set for $35 awhile ago from Sephora and I apologise for taking so long to show it to you guys. As many of you may  know, I spent a lot of my time testing out makeup products so it just happened that this kit was buried deep in my closet until I digged it out recently.

Here’s the sample size products: The Celestial Powder in Candlelight, The Creamy Glow in Bloodroses and The Matte Bronzing Veil in Desert Night. Note that all full size products that’s available at Sephora can be a high price point.

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These are sample size packaging so they’re really small as you can see. All three are packed in a sturdy black cardboard material which I really appreciate. It protects the product quite well.

ColorSwatches

The Matte Bronzing Veil in Desert Night has the most beautiful matte brown that’s highly pigmented. It goes on very nice, very smooth and so very pretty. There’s no chunks to it. I think this is very universal so it’s works for any skin tones. So stunning!

The Creamy Glow in Bloodroses is a sheer cream blush that deliver a boost of color and radiant to the cheeks. It claims the product is formulated with grapeseed oil and other natural emollients to nourish and moisturize. It buffs out very well and I’m digging it in. I love a pretty color creamy blush on my cheek but I love it even more on my lips actually. As much as I love nude lip, rocking some vibrant and darker shades is much more fun especially in the fall. Love the shade and the formula, it’s so fall like. They really kills it on this one.

The Celestial Powder in Candlelight is a warm golden candlelight toned highlighter. I’m a NC25 and it works well for me. It’s not in your face type of glow and neither was it too subtle which I personally love. The texture is smooth and nicely pigmented. I noticed is that it kick up some powder and a little chunky. It doesn’t bother me at all since I just tap the excess out before appying. Another product that I’m very pleased with from this brand.

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Next is Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara in Black. To be honest, I haven’t tried it yet so I won’t be able to give you a conclusive review of my opinion on this.

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But for now, here’s an up close view of the packaging and the wand/brush applicator. Its big brush can pick up a lot of product and easily put on lashes. The wand is slightly bent at the tip so that you can easily get product onto the inner lashes.

I heard some mixed reviews of this product so I’m really intrigued to test it out real soon for you guys. So don’t forget to stay tuned for the update once I’ve given it a fair test run.

Kevyn Aucoin Flesh tone lip pencil

I’ve been obsessed with lip liner lately and this warm color lip pencil in Bloodroses is just right up my alley! Is it coincident for it to have the same name as the Creamy Glow blush?

Tone lip pencil

Let me tell you this. This Flesh Tone Lip Pencil from Kevyn Aucoin is my jam right now. I’ve been using this everyday for the past one week by rotation with the L’Oreal Color Riche Matte lip liner that I’ve loving. It just lines so well, very smooth and the color is so pretty. The only pet peeve is that you’ve to sharpen it.

Lip pencil color swatch

I gave it a twirl and here’s what it looks like. Goes on very nice, soft and creamy. As you can tell it does look like blood roses!

Do you guys like to match your lipsticks to the season? I’d love to know what your favorite fall lipsticks are. Let me know in the comments.

Introduction to making faces - Kevyn Aucoin
Picture of what full size products would look like 

If you’re just starting up makeup, I urge you to check out his inspiration book of Making Faces where he share his techniques and unique tricks of makeup application.

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty is a brand that I won’t falling out of love with anytime soon. In fact I’ll be probably adding more for my ongoing collection.

I hope this was helpful for you guys. Thank you so much for taking your time to read. I really appreciate it. Bye guys!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Beauty Product I’m Loving!

 

I have to say, I’m so excited that August is over. Not that I have anything against August per se – but the end of August means the start of September, right! September means fall … pumpkin spice lattes… leaves on the ground … I can go on and on … blah blah blah. So you get the picture. I can’t be bothered with summer anymore.  I’m ready to move one and honestly I’m so ready for the temperature to drop!

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Today, I want to share products I just picked up from Walmart last weekend. Can you take a guess? Yes, it’s the Wet n Wild Beauty Mega Lip Color. Fall for me mostly means playing with darker and bold color lippies, and boy was I excited to try them upon reaching home.

I uploaded pictures of the color swatches on my Instagram. If you have been following me, you probably had seen it, and if you haven’t already just click here to go to my Instagram 🙂

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I did a post review on them before and since I really love this awesome products, I’m going to rave about it again today.

The packaging is a decent drugstore plastic material. Nothing fancy but the formula is amazing.  To read more of my thoughts and opinions on other color I reviewed, then just hit the link.

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L-R: Cherry Picking, Mocha-licious & Stoplight Red

OMG!!! Just look how pigmented the formula is. I know, it’s freaking Amaazzzing!!! Love, love the color payoff and insane pigmentation.

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I tried out all the shades and here are the color appeared on lips. They feel comfortable and not drying at all. I really like the nice feel on my lips. As I was writing the review yesterday, I was wearing my Stoplight Red for around 5 hours then and even through eating and drinking, the pigment was still true and even on my lips, despite a lot of the product itself having worn away. It just blew my mind! Oh yaass!

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Available in 26 beautiful shades at Walmart for CAD$2.84 and you can. This lipstick is going to appeal to people who are on-the-go all day long. They lasted a long time.

I highly recommend if you’re someone who hates fusing over their lipstick throughout the day. For the price, what could possibly go wrong.

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Thanks guys for being super awesome! muak …♥

Sharon xoxo

 

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Best Of Beauty Review & Swatches

 

 

Hi friends! Welcome to to my blog!

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Remember the time I shared the Sephora Favorite Paint It Pink in the post recently? Well if you haven’t done so and wanted to read more of my unboxing then, simple click here to go to the respective link.

This is one of my favorite box by far from the Sephora Favorite boxes. I think the price is insanely great given that you got to try a few great high end brands before you decide to take the plunge to spend it on the high end products.

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Scratch. This is a perfect peachy mauve for CAD$22.00. Available in 57 amazing shades at Urban Decay online and at Sephora. They always impresses me with their wide selection of amazing colors!

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Can wear it alone or use it to mix with other shades (which I usually do). I like that it blends easily and smoothly. I get no fallout from this and does not crease on me. Yipee!!!

I notice that it also works great for lighthanded “strobing”! e.g. finger dab application on top cheek bone, brow bone and on cupid bow. Nice!

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Urban Decay single eyeshadow have the best application and pigmentation on my skin. This color is great for everyday wear as a basic wash over the lid. This could be your Holy Grail MUST HAVE BUY IT.

With such creamy pigmented colors that last like forever, I’m telling you that it’s well worth the price.

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Just check this color swatch out yourself.  One swatch on bare skin without primer or base. Seriously one amazing formula. Right!

I also love how unique so many of the colors are, you just can’t find eye shadows as exquisite as these in any other line. UD never fails to amaze me 😉

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TarteTarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush in Blissful, this is also from the Sephora Favorites Paint It Pink box from Sephora online.  

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They are super pigmented,so a little really does go a long way. They are easy to blend out, and the colors are gorgeous. Definitely worth the price and the purchase, you won’t regret it. Now on sale for US$23.00 (net wt: 0.20 oz) at Tarte online website. This shade would look good in any skin color.

The regular size blush comes with a round mirror packaging. I especially love how the formula looks on pan.

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I find this blush blends easily and lasts for 8 hours but not 12 hours as claimed. But it’s enough to give a fresh look on your cheek without looking over the top stage makeup pink. Beautiful!

Definitely recommend this product for anyone who’s looking for a new blush!

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Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara in travel size sample (net wt: 0.1 oz) from Sephora, some drugstores and mass merchandise.

The packaging is pretty and the bristles are very effective at separating the lashes. I don’t have the problem of smudging or smearing.

I mean it’s okay.. yeah it separated my lashes wasn’t very clumpy, sort of voluminous and not too heavy on lashes but it would not hold a curl!!! I’ve straight Asian eyelashes that are somewhat decent length and just to point it out that my eyelashes didn’t curl like the mascara said it would. Bump!

One of the pro is that it works best on your bottom lashes and to help separate the little clumps you get. Other than that, I don’t see why paying for CAD$31 over this mascara when I could get the Lancome mascara for the same price.

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Another reason why I dislike this mascara is that they’re not waterproof.

Overall, in my opinion this will work if you do have lengthy lashes that have no trouble holding a curl. Otherwise, it’s nothing so special … especially for the hefty price. Having said that, I love my Covergirl Super Sizer mascara better for its performance and price.

Anyways, this is only my thoughts and opinion on this roller lash mascara which is a miss for me, but hey, it might work fine for you and that’s awesome too.

Have you tried any of the 3 products I talked on this post? Be sure to leave your comments. I love to read what you think.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. I hope to see you guys on the next one!

Have a great day everyone!

Sharon ♥

 

 

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Smarten Up Milani Earthy Elements Review & Swatches

 

 

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to do a blog post on one of my favorite Cruelty Free Drugstore brand, yes it’s the new Milani Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette.

I’m super excited already. Let’s get on with it! ):

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First of all, I want to mention that this palette housed six gorgeous shadows. Inside this palette is a double ended brush which actually works. It’s not those crappy drugstore sponge applicator you threw right away.

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I really really love the color selections in this palette. Very earthly and neutral tones. When I used this for the first time, I was absolutely blown away! I would recommend this to anyone who likes a warm neutral tone eyeshadowsas it’s incredibly pigmented with amazing finishing.

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The pigmentation varies from shade to shade, but they are all smooth so I don’t foresee any trouble once they are paired with a good primer or base. I especially love the orangey/ red and bronzey eyeshadow in 05 Earthly Elements! So beautiful!

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The reason I enjoy this for day-to-day wear is its super quick to apply, and super build- able. It’s great to just throw on before I head out the door. If you love earthly neutral shadows, you’ll love this palette.

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Warm range color tone which I can wear everyday. Love love the color selection in this palette. All the shadows are highly pigmented and the shade perfect for spring/summer look.

The formula on this palette is of  matte, satin and frosty finish.

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Will you be picking anything up from Milani?

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Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipsticks – Review & Swatches

 

 

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Story about Hard Candy: I started to be a fan of this brand for more than a year plus and have always like to check their new collection lines whenever I’m at Walmart.I noticed that, in the recent years, the brand definitely seems to be making a comeback with its daring and affordable color makeup.

Today I want to share with you some unique lipstick shades from Hard Candy’s Fierce Effects Lipsticks Collection. 

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Available in 16 fiercely color exclusively at Walmart only for CAD$5.98 a tube.

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The Fierce Effects Lipsticks packaging come in simple black lipstick tubes with a very pretty silver-studded cap. The top of the cap has a color window that matches the shade of the lipstick inside. That’s so cool right, I also like the name of the lipstick printed on the label, Yay!

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First shade I have here is NUDIST in neutral nude color-toned. Nice color which is not crazily fierce than the other two shades I picked.

You can see that once uncapped, though, the lipsticks don’t look great; the actual bullets are poorly formed and they just seem roughly-made. The formula feels soft which I suspect causing the bullet to look flimsy. Frankly, I expected a better made lipstick period.

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Despite the not too impressive formulation, the packaging of these is pretty great. It gives a pretty sheen and translucent yet vibrant finishes as seen on both the color swatches below.

1066 – Nudist – is a dusty rose metallic, another fantastic shade and my personal favorite out of the bunch.

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When I wear it on my lips, it feels moisturized and quite comfortable actually. The downside of this lipstick that I can immediately point it out is the smudge and transfer-prone wear due to the super slick and almost wet finish product.

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1053 – Thunder – is an eggplant purple,  this one is kind of sheer but build-able to a nice and even coverage.

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1066 – Night Queen – is beautiful blue,  this one that has a nice translucent sheer finish but build-able.

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Which color lipsticks would you want to rock this summer? Leave your comments below.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope to see you on the next one!

Have a great day everyone!

Sharon ♥

 

 

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