Aveeno & Neutrogena PR BOX Unboxing – My First Youtube Video EVER

 

What’s up you guys! Welcome back to my blog! This week is a very exciting week for me. I was contacted by a PR company before Mother’s Day if I want to receive samples to honor mothers from Aveeno. I immediately said yes, (a) because I’m a fan girl of Aveeno, (b) since my mom is coming to visit me in two weeks, I wanted to share these goodies with her. With Aveeno and Neutrogena, everyday is Mother’s Day!

So, last week I got these sample products in the mail for an exchange of my honest review. Part of my job as a beauty blogger is to test out as much as possible so I can share my reviews with you guys.

Aveeno Skin Products

If you are a long time reader you know that I’m a fan girl of Aveeno. I’m also a huge advocate for taking care of your skin, it’s the largest part in our body and the one everyone sees! You only get one, take care of it!

I wanted to do something really special to honor my mom this Mother’s Day beside sharing products with her. So I uploaded my very first YouTube video ever. It’s my first video and definitely not my last!

First of all let’s talk about what I got in this box unboxing. Let me show you what’s inside the current drop…

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Up close picture of my favorite products side by side.

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AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion is certainly having a moment isn’t it? It’s everywhere you look and what a revelation too; a moisturizing lotion that’s skin friendly, affordable and effective. What more could you ask for?

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AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash. I rave about this all the time but truly it’s one of the best moisturizing body wash. It smells so amazing! It’s formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal to moisturize for 24 hours, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. They claim to provide and lock in moisture for softer, smoother more comfortable skin long after you shower. And it’s soap free and even gentle enough for sensitive skin. I love Aveeno’s Body Wash crazy lot and let me tell you this, you got to try it. Period.

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I know that my mom prefers a lightweight formula when it comes to body care and this AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion will be perfect for her. This hydrating, ultra sheer lotion absorbs in seconds, for a fresh, powder like feel she’ll want to use all year round. This product is voted by Canadian Living Consumers to be the Best New Product of 2016. 

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NEUTROGENA® All-in-One Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes. I know facial wipes aren’t for everyone but I do like to stash a pack in my handbag for any make-up emergency or when travelling. Otherwise, regardless of how tired I may be, I will always opt for a “real” cleanser kinda gal. My real gripe with make-up wipes is how they leave my skin feeling after use – even if it is just one use. If ever there was a facial cleansing cloth to pack for a festival, or those just-in-case moments it’s the Neutrogena  Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes. 

My mom wears makeup and since we’ll be travelling quite a bit when she’s here visiting, I know this wipes is going to be handy.

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NEUTROGENA® Facial Cleansing Bar Original and Dry Unscented. Soap. Truly how often do you purchase soap and no I’m not talking about the anti-bacterial liquid hand soap you purchase with your weekly grocery shop, rather I’m indeed referring to the solid bars that perhaps now seem a little lost in time. It claims this bar is pure and provides a gentle cleansing for clean, clear, healthy-looking skin.

I never use soap to wash my face but I like to venture and try new things that I haven’t tried before. Frankly I’m nervous but I’m going to put this to its test and give an update in an upcoming post.

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NEUTROGENA® NORWEGIAN FORMULA® Fragrance Free Hand Cream. This is my favorite hand cream, it’s highly concentrated skin care formula instantly leaves dry hands noticeably softer and smoother after just one application. It smells nothing at all. This product is fragrance free.

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I only use a small amount of products on my hands as shown below, just a little goes a long way.  You can see a noticeable difference in softness and smoothness on your hands after application. Your hands will feel very hydrated and will thank you for it. I’ve tried it and I’m convinced. What are you waiting for? GO!

So, that’s it for today’s post and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I just can’t wait to see my mom’s reaction trying out some of the products that I’ll be sharing with her. Shout out to Aveeno for making this possible.

Which products are you most interested in? Would you pick any of these items up? What should I try out next? Love to hear your thoughts!

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Do You Need It? Essence Makeup Bronzing & Highlighting Palette

 

Hi guys! Today’s I’ll be talking about this new palette by Essence Makeup well maybe not new new but it’s definitely new to me. It’s the Glow Must Go On bronzing and highlighting palette and I picked up mine at my local drugstore but it’s also available at Essence’s website if you want to check it out.

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This palette is a collaboration with beauty youtuber and this one bronzing & highlighting palette is with Serena from Beautylab. I like supporting beauty youtuber who works hard and get their name out.

There are four available and the one that drawn me the most is called The Glow Must Go On, a bronzing and highlighting palette! 

Really like the outside packaging and design of this palette. It’s made of cardboard material but very sturdy. It’s a nice size for travelling and small enough to fit into any makeup bag.

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In this palette, you get a highlighter, two eyeshadows and three beautiful shimmery bronzers. There’s a small brush to help you apply the products but I prefer to use it for touch ups only. To me it seems like a perfect “getaway” palette for holidays. You can also use the glowing highlighter or bronzers on your eyes, to add them some more shine.

This palette is amazing. I was blown away when I swatched these. They feel so creamy and pigmented.  “the glow must go on” palette has three different bronzers in warm.

If you want to know if it impressed me or not, read on!

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L-R: Honey Glow Highlighter, Cinnamon and Sandalwood Eyeshadows 

The Cinnamon eyeshadow is described as brick orange while Sandalwood is more like medium dark brown shadow. I was drawn to the Sandalwood shade as it’s chocolaty and looks like a rich color.  As for the Cinnamon, it’s more dusty than the darker brown and the pigmentation isn’t the best but can be built up a bit. These two eyeshadows are matte and can be used as bronzer if you like to mix things up a bit. I used the Cinnamon shade as transition color or on the crease and the Sandalwood on the outer corner.

Next is the Honey Glow highlighter which gives a frosty finish that I really like. It’s pigmented so you don’t need loads to achieve the desired look.

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Next are the swatches of the trio power Glowing Bronzer. The bronzers are in copper,  bronze and pink shade. The finish of the bronzer is super metallic and looks very well on warmer skin tones. Brunettes with yellow undertone will love this!

The texture is very soft. It’s buildable as well as blendable. The shades are beautiful but the drawback for me is the shimmery formula.

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This small brush applicator is useful to apply highlighter or touch ups. I find it’s too big and flat for your eyes and too small to use for your face.

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Oh boy, am I glowing!!! The highlighter is my only favorite from the palette.

Overall, I think this is a nice palette if you’re looking for minimum color palette which is easy to work. It’s not a terrible palette if you like glowy bronzers which I’m not really a fan of. The design got my attention and the fact that I’m supporting a youtuber in her collab with Essence. Sadly,  as much as I want to like all of them, it’s a miss for me. I would say don’t waste your money, there are other drugstore palettes out there that offers more for your buck.

Hope this review was helpful to you! If you do decide to try these palettes, let me know how they fared with you!

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Sharon xoxo

 

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New Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Palette by BH Cosmetics

 

What’s up you guys? Welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is going to be a very exciting one because I just received my Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition 21 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette in the mail two days ago. When I opened it – my heart skip a beat.

I was going to do a different post on beauty haul but that would come shortly.

This palette is so much better than I thought given I only paid $19.50 for this palette. Hearing so many amazing things about her first palette, I can only imagine how much more awesome this palette will be. I’m shaking with excitement as I unwrapped this bad boy. SPOILER ALERT – It’s gorgeous!

Now let’s get started.

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From what I learned, the newest collaboration from BH Cosmetics and Carli Bybel is a turn up version of her previous palette. In case some of you didn’t know who Carli Bybel is, she’s a huge youtuber with over 5 million subscribers on tube.

She already has one BH collab, I never purchased it which makes this even better thing for me to get because I don’t have the original.

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This is a gorgeous palette, it’s luxurious and the color selections are amazing. The outside design of the packaging is cute. It’s a very large palette which I like but not practical for travel at all. It got a nice big mirror and it says “aspire to inspire”. It’s a nice cardboard packaging, it’s not going to get too dirty and you could wipe it clean.

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The packaging is huge but not bulky in thickness whatsoever and there’s a magnet closure on the lid which I really appreciate.

7 new shades

Deluxe Edition has all the previous shades plus seven new shadows and three new highlighters. The shadows and highlighters marked with a smiley emoji symbol are the newbies, FYI.

In this palette EVERYTHING is creamy and buttery to perfection.

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If you guys just look at these shadows. These shadows just screams spring to me. Look at the mauvy, purple and peachy shadows. The colors are absolutely stunning just by looking at it. So, let’s into swatching.

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1st row

I’m using a finger swatch without any eye primer or eyeshadow base on my arm. I swatched the shades for you guys and as you can see the pigmentation is incredible especially those shimmery ones.

Here’s the top row of shadows. Can we just stop and be mesmerized by this rosy pink shade (second on the right). That’s such a beautiful color. So much pigment and shimmery reflect. The last one the right has the same color except it’s less of a pink that you see here.

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2nd row

I was sucked in the most by the mauvy shadows in the middle. Isn’t it an amazing color that’s perfect for spring? I’m so excited I want to play with all the shades in this palette. Don’t forget to stay tuned as I share exciting #EOTD makeup on my Instagram the coming days.

The matte shades have lovely pigmentation and blended very well in my opinion. The shimmer shades are soft, buttery and highly pigmented with no effort required to get intense color payoff. They’re just stunning!

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3rd row

The eyeshadows are mainly neutral easy-to-wear shades, making this a great palette for every day and I find myself reaching for it often.

It has pink and plum shades in addition to gold, bronze and copper. The gold color second from left is pure stunning. I really like the versatility you get from this palette.

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Guys could we stop here to admire these beauty. You know that these sections are for highlighters ONLY!

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The left highlighter is an icy peach highlighter that has a warm to it. The golden highlighter on the right is one of the new hues. Oh my gosh! Just look at that! It feels like they’re super intense and almost…creamy. I don’t really know how to describe this. I can’t even tell you … you definitely need to get this palette I’m telling you.

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They threw in four other incredible highlighters that are insanely gorgeous. Here’s the final row of highlighters with a new icy shade (far left) created for porcelain skin tones verse the warmer tones for women of color. I’m in love with the two middle highlighters currently. Let me know if you like to see a makeup tutorial in the comment section.

These are the most pigmented, rich and beautiful highlighter I’ve ever seen in my life. Absolutely stunning! I can tell you, the formula is out of this world. Seriously!

My two cents opinion, Carli makes it so affordable for everyone to purchase this. I’m loving the new shades of highlighters in her deluxe palette. The colors are gorgeous, and EVERY color here is usable! This palette is a steal for this price and so worth it. I can’t say enough about this palette! GO Get it!

The BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition Palette is available for $19.50 (pre-order sale) at BHCosmetics.com.

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Sharon xoxo

 

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Tell ’em Wednesday a collaboration with Curly Spring Blossom

 

 

Hey beautiful! It’s Wednesday and it’s time for “Tell ’em Wednesday”! For today’s drugstore product review I’m collaborating with my good friend and a passionate beauty blogger, Ingrid from curlyspringblossom to share our thoughts and opinion on the drugstore brands. At the end of this post, I’ll put her link below – so feel free to visit her blog and give her a follow.

So, a few weeks before Target Canada left town or country to be precise,  I managed to grab a few of the makeup products before they bid adios. Well, I picked several items in my bag when they were on liquidation sale of 20%. Well, today I’m going to do a review on Almay Smart Butter Kiss Lipstick. I got a 20% off from regular price of $7.99. And I picked this beautiful Nude-Medium shade in 110. Net wt: 0.09 oz

almay lipstick

This is a New permanent range Ultra-hydrating buttery lip color launched by Almay for its Spring 2015 collection. This new collection has four perfect shades of Berry, Pink, Nude and Red with three skin tone from light, light-medium to medium. The pigmentation varies between sheer to nearly opaque depending on the color you choose. It claims that all the colors gives a lovely sheen and some are shimmery finish.

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On lips it glides like a dream.. There are enough colors to choose from no matter your skin tone. All I can say is that this is a super moisturizing lipstick that will make your lips hydrated and beautiful.

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Almay is one of the drugstore cosmetic brand that practices cruelty free since 20 years ago. So, you can purchase with ease this product line where it is not tested on animals.

I love this Almay Smart Butter kiss lipstick especially this nude shade which I find it sexy and not to mention drop dead gorgeous lips! So, if you haven’t tried Almay lipstick, I recommend you to head over to your nearest Target, Walmart or any chain drugstores to get this incredible butter kiss lipstick.

There you have it, my two cents opinion and hope you find this post interesting and helpful. Don’t forget to visit curlyspringblossom where she has an exciting Wet n Wild bronzer to share.

So, have you thought of which shade you are going to pick this Spring?

Thanks for stopping by and all the likes ❤ ❤ ❤

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Tell ’em Wednesday a collaboration with Curly Spring Blossom

 

 

Hey Beauties!

We beauty bloggers are very opinionated and ask us anything about BB cream, dry shampoo or even how to get your eyebrows like Cara Delevingne you get a list of 101 tips on how to it, what to buy and what to avoid. That’s why I’m pairing with my good blogger friend Ingrid from Curlyspringblossom to do our first Blogger’s Collaboration. So, be sure to give her a visit after your done visiting here. I’ll put her link below. I trust her opinion for a collaborative post. Therefore we have decided to do this together on a weekly basis – meaning every Wednesday at 10.00am we will post our Tell ’em Wednesday! In this post and the following week, we will be sharing with you our drugstore beauty products with a price tag of $5 to $10. So, let’s roll 😀

wet n wild eyeshadow

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette ($4.78) is an earth toned palette that consists of eight eyeshadows.

Okay, I’ve heard raves about this Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette on youtube and from many beauty bloggers and I was over the moon when I saw it at my local Walmart. Yipee!! So, I picked this palette and went home happy with my Wet n Wild Eyeshadow palette in tow.

Among the three palettes available at the counter, I picked Comfort Zone in 738 simply because I love the shades in warm neutral and earthly tone the most – out of the other two palettes there. Sorry guys, I just need one for now. But I promise to come back for more once I try it. Below are the three palettes I saw at Walmart. The palette on the left is Petal Pusher (mostly purple) and bottom one is Poster Child (bright and vibrant). Each palette net wt: 0.30 oz.

wet n wild palettes

There are two columns in this palette. Please bear with me, for I’ll been saying the word palette, palette for like a thousand times in this post:P

Column one

Browbone : Warm beige

Eyelid: Rosy copper

Crease: Medium-dark golden brown

Definer: Dark burgundy with subtle red-undertones

Column two

Browbone : Dirty Grey Pewter

Eyelid: Parsley Green with a golden sheen

Crease: Charcoal brown with a pearly sheen

Definer: Red brown with a teal duochrome and frosted finish

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The color payoff is simply out of this world. It’s extremely pigmented and with its creamy soft texture. It’s so amazing that I can’t stop loving this palette. Oh my Comfort Zone! Except for the green and chocolate brown shades that gives a sheer finish. Otherwise, they’re smooth, soft and blendable.

wet n wild eyelook

I didn’t encounter any fallout residue or fading the whole time I was wearing it. I’m super happy with this purchase and will definitely go back for more. I will confidently recommend this to my family and friends. For only $4.78 a palette, nothing beats its quality and value. So, if you haven’t pick this Wet n Wild Color icons eyeshadow palette, I highly recommend it.

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Now, what do you think of this palette? Will you be picking one palette or all of ’em? Love to hear your comments. Now, head over to curlyspringblossom and check out what she has for you.

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to read. Until next Tell ’em Wednesday, stay beautiful!

Sharon xoxo ❤