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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A Peek Inside My PR Box

Welcome to my second blog post of 2018 everyone! I’ve been back to blogging for a week now and I’m so excited to be sharing with you this new series that I’ve been working on to create since last December.

I’ve been receiving many PR packages from brands that I really love and I thought it would be great for me to show you and talk beauty related stuff with you guys. I’m so overwhelmed and grateful to all the brands that have sent me such amazing products to test and try.

I like to give a trendy shoutout to Mr Kim for sending me these amazing pr samples all the way from Korea. A big thanks to you!

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*PR Package

When it comes to K-Beauty face products, you can put any of their skincare products on my face and I’d have no complaint whatsoever. I think I’d be quite happy honesty. I’ve been obsessed with Korean skincare brands for the longest time and since I’m also a huge mask lover as it is, I thought I’d give them all a go and break them down for you. Let’s see if they make it into my face mask box!

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I really like the the box packaging and it would make a perfect gift for your friends or a gift to surprise yourself this coming Valentine. I got two packs of Moisture Hydrogel and two Anti-Aging Hydrogel Mask by Pack:Tory in this cute box. For a retail box, it comes in a pack of 8.

If you’re in the market to look for a get ready skincare that’s both hydrating and helps anti-aging for your skin these Gel Sheet Masks are made for you. If you’ve been experimenting dry patches in the winter, this mask will sort it out in no time. It’s a quick fix for the skin!

Gel Face Mask by Packtory

If you’ve dry skin like me, you need to be very choosy about which masks you put on your face. Many masks that promise to purify, shrink pores and remove blackheads are extremely drying. Instead, look for masks that offer hydration, soothing, or added moisture and hydrogel mask is a great option for those with dry skin.

Inside each pack, you’ll find two separate gel pieces like so. The first half is for the top as shown below and the other part is the bottom half.

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It feels cooling and very lightweight. I really like how hydrating and skinly smooth this product make my skin feels after. The next two days my skin still feels soft and that’s pretty amazing in my opinion.

With the Hydrogel Anti-Aging pack that I’ve tried, i ntoiced my skin has improved significantly. I would repurchase when my sepnding budget permits.

I’ll definitely make room for these masks in my stash. This stuff is amazing! Kudos Pack:Tory! 

#Skinae Patch

Next is Skinae Acwin Plus Derm Acne Spot Pimple Absorbing Cover Patch. I’ve heard many great things about this popular product among Koreans and I was so lucky to have the chance to try it out for myself.

Acne Patch by Skinae (Korea)

This product is fragrance free, alchohol free and cruelty free which means no animal testing. Product contains one sheet of patches with 20 patches.

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I get pimples occasionally so this stuff is really great help. When I see a pimple started to form I just put this patch on and leave it overnight and take it off in the morning, the pimple was gone! It works really well on zits, wounds, acne and zits, I’m quite impressed!

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The thin clear hydrocolloid patch feels similar to a hydrogel sheet mask in texture, adhering your skin strongly even through showers and washing. You definitely need to give this a go! I highly recommend it.

Skinae Collagen Eye Patch

Last but not least we got Skinae Phyto Collagen Eye Patch that comes in a pack of 15 sheets. This product is nature-friendly eye patch with no animal originated ingredients.

Individual Packet by Skinae

I’ve been testing out these eye patches non-stop for the last two weeks. I can see my dark under eye circles and puffiness gone each time I use them. I need to try out this longer to see if it reduce the fine lines on the skin. This stuff is so lightweight and comfortable you wouldn’t even noticed you had them on.

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This patch is smooth and soothing on the skin. I really enjoy this stuff.

EYe Patch testing

It’s easy to get distracted by all the different types of Korean beauty products out there, but if you’re a k-beauty lover, try visiting Amazon website to start your year off right!

Leave me a comment if you like reading this type of post. I’m excited to show you guys all the goodies I received from the PR brands. I love to hear your thoughts and if you enjoyed reading this post.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read. If you’re new to my blog, make sure you follow me on my blog.

Sharon xoxo

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Favorite Holiday Makeup Products!|#BlogmasBagMonday #2

 

Welcome back to Blogmas Bag Monday week #2. This is a weekly series for the month of December. Each week I rotate makeup products to try out and review for a full week. This week I test out some of my favorite holiday makeup products.

If you want to see all products perform last week than just keep on reading till the end.

Makeup Revolution Palette

I tested out the Makeup Revolution London Ultra Eyeshadows in Affirmation. There are 32 eyeshadows in this palette. You good color selection from matte, shimmer to metallic. I’m also loving all the names of the shadows in this palette.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Color Swatch Row 1

Top row L-R: Pledge, Forward, Affirmation, Morale, Approve. Hope, Advance & Truth. As we approach nearer to the biggest holiday ever and as year 2017 closing to an end, it’s also a perfect time to reflect the past by giving thanks with words of affirmation and setting new goals for the new year. The names of these eyeshadows speaks to me for example I want to tell myself to press forward, there’s hope, take time, be confidence, make promise, reliance and share positive vibes. Which of these pop up the most to you? Share in the comment and let me know down below!

I’ve been reaching out for Pledge, Forward, Advance and Truth practically the past few days for my everyday neutral eye makeup look.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Color Swatch Row 2

Second row from L-R: Positive, Vouch, Accept, Time, Reliance, Confidence, Blaze & Light. These shadows swatches beautifully with only one swipe on bare hands. They’re that pigmented and could we just take a second to just appreciate the stunning colors. I’m loving all the shades in this row. Among the eyeshadows in this palette, I’d say the warmest color tones comes from this row. They’re very versatile and stay on the entire day I was wearing them. I didn’t notice all fall out or creasing from any of the shadows whatsoever. They stay put the entire time which I really appreciate.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Color Swatch Row 3

Third row L-R: Vow, Reveal, Oath, Rely, Consent, Willing. Vouch & Promise. The formula and pigmentation of each eyeshadow is quite consistent. They’re soft and smooth in texture, thus making blending so easy. The colors are true to its color. What you see is what you get.

Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Color Swatch Row 4

Last row L-R: Announce, Convey, Assure, Disclose, State, Insist, Bold & Declare are my least favorite shades except for Assure and Insist which are great for smoky eye look. I was hoping Declare to be a really dark matte black but turns out, it’s not as pigmented and a little patchy to my liking. That’s the only complain I’ve from this palette.

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Otherwise, overall I’m quite impressed with this palette. I really like the formula and the color payoff.  If you’re down with cool toned shadows and are on the market for a product that feels special with an affordable price tag then this is a great item to add to your makeup collection.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow To Go

You may have noticed that I’ve been obsessed with Tarte products lately and when I saw this Pro Glow To Go Highlight & Contour Palette on the Sephora website during their Black Friday Sale, it’s obvious I had to get it. There are three products in the set, you get a highlighter, a lip paint and a mascara.

Tarte Pro Glow

This is a two highlighters and one contour powder palette. A trio compact packaging that comes with a big mirror is very travel friendly. The formula is pretty dense (in a good way) so there was not a lot of excess powder kicked up in the pan. The first two highlighters are frosted shimmer and most suitable for someone who likes a shinny and more shimmery highlighter. The matte contour performs  amazingly well. It’s highly pigmented and a little goes a long way with this product. I like how easy it blends and the bronze-y finish it gives.

It smell like a delicious cocoa candy, I wish I could eat it.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow

Top to bottom:

  • Gleam is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen.
  • Burst is a bright, creamy yellow with a golden frosted shimmer.
  • Chisel is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish.

This one product stand out the most for me and I think you guys will love it just as much as I do! The pigmentation is out of this world. It’s insanely beautiful! Just one swipe on the cheekbone is all you need for a beautiful highlight. I wore the shade Burst again yesterday and yes, I think I’m falling in love with this stunning golden highlighter.

I think this palette will work amazing for someone who likes warmer and more intense highlighter like myself. The bad news is it’s not going to work for all skin tones and if you like subtle highlighter then this palette is not for you.

Tarte Lash Paint Mascara

Next is the Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara that’s included in this set. The shade I’ve is in Jet Black. It’s a deluxe sample size tube packaging with a nice floral design on the cap. When I saw the word paint, I’m down with it. I was really excited to test it out. You guys know that I’m always on board to try everything or anything new brands comes out with and same goes for mascara.

Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

After a week of trying, I concluded that it won’t replace my love for the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. It’s one of my most favorite mascara of all time. A mascara that adds volume and length to my lashes, what’s that not to love. I just love it! I’d stick with my old fame and honestly I don’t mind playing with a new mascara at all. Did I mention this product is cruelty free! Well, now you know.

I would recommend this to someone who already has a full and thick curly lashes but wants to up on the volume then you’re going to enjoy it.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Color

Moving on is the Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in a travel size packaging. I like it when brands throw in lip product in their holiday set. For someone who has more than 60 lipsticks in my vanity, a travel size is mostly appreciated when it comes to trying out product. Don’t get me wrong, I love lipsticks and lip products in full size and I’m not complaining but once in awhile when brands gives you a sample size, I simply couldn’t ignore.

Tarte Tarteist Color Swatch

I don’t have the name of this particular shade and from my experience, I’m going to say it’s a rosy nude shade if you ask me.

My latest obsession is long wearing lip color and this product give me just that. I agree with the claim of quick dry lip paint. The formula dries up so fast on the lips in a good way and so comfortably lightweight. It’s feather light you wouldn’t notice you’re wearing it. The finishing goes from sheer to full if you like to layer up. A beautiful matte that’s not drying on the lips. Now we’re talking! On that positive note, I urge you to check it out. You won’t regret purchasing this one!

Givenchy Lipstick

I’m not lying when I told you that I’ve that so many lipsticks, right! Here’s another deluxe sample I got with my purchase of more than $25 at Sephora. High end lipstick is my jam and I love collecting them.

Givenchy Lipstick

This is my first acquisition of the Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick line and I’m all floored over this luxury packaging. The black and white tube packaging makes it look so sleek and elegant. I can stare at it the whole day!

Givenchy LIpstick Color Swatch

A stunning shade of Frambroise Velour (315) is described as a cool berry with a natural finish. The color is outstanding and I believe it will work across all skin tones, from light to dark and cool to warm. Everyone can pull off with this shade. You don’t have to be intimidated with the dark shade, it’s surprisingly not as dark as I thought and highly wearable for any occasion. I like that it doesn’t run vampy like some brands I’ve tried in the past. The texture is soft and feels so comfortable on lips. I’m excited to wear this shade over the Fall and Winter! The color is so flattering and helps brighten complexion. Wonderful!!! 

Yves St Laurent Radiant Touch

I couldn’t make a favorite without mentioning the Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Touch Perfecting Pen in the shade Luminous Ivory (2). Perfect color for fair to light complexions with yellow undertones.

I don’t remember owning a gold pen highlighter before so this I treasure.

Wand Applicator Yves ST Laurent

I’ve been doing all those all-night blog a thons I’ve been pulling to get this Blogmas weeks off the ground and it’s finally catching up with me. When my hubby pointed out about the huge bags under my eyes, I’ve to do something about these and fast.

According to the company, the pen is a highlighter cream that will help your face “capture eight hours of sleep with the click of a pen.” It’s not really a concealer per se but rather a illuminator that brightens and make you look more awake.

I love to use this under my eyes, forehead, beside and on the bridge of my nose for brightening purposes. All I want this holiday season is a radiant and brightening look that hides my dark eyes and this pen did just that. I feel like I’m going to love this!

Elf highligting brush

I was very excited with the new Elf Cosmetics Highting Brush, it’s not new new in the market but at least new to me.  I’ve a few of their brush collection and I would say they didn’t disappoint me whatsoever. This is beautiful and has become my go to whenever I need to use it for highlighting and for blush. The quality is good and it’s a synthetic fiber brush. It works so well, I love elf brushes. It’s soft but still densely packed enough to actually work. I’d say it has that perfect softeness that still function very well. If you’re in the market for an affordable and yet workable brush, look no further. You need to try this for yourself!

So, that’s everything from last week and right here are products that I’ll be testing out for the upcoming week. All they’re as follows:

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So, that’s everything that I’ll be testing out for next’s week #BlogmasBagMonday. Make sure you come back to read every Monday for the month of December. Then I’ll have really exciting new series coming out after the New Year. I’ll be doing A Peek Inside My PR BOX. So make sure you follow me on my blog.

As always thanks so much for stopping by and read. Have a wonderful rest of your day! I’ll see you again next week for another Blogmas Bag Monday week 3.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Go Nude! $4 Eyeshadow Palette by Risqué Beauté

 

I’m super excited to to share with you my latest love that I just picked up over the weekend. This palette is so affordable and it’s going to be my latest day-to-day go to for quick and beautiful eye look.

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I bought this at Dollarama and I swatched it in the store. It’s so pigmented that I’ve to get it but is it justifiable?

In short yes! The GO Nude Eyeshadow Palette is a stunning collection and I’m going to tell you why.

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First up for the packaging. The palette comes in a pink and sturdy metal casing.  It’s a slim palette considering it’s size, so convenient for travelling and popping into larger makeup bags. I love that they use metal packaging for this kind of palette as opposed to cardboard given the price is only $4.

It says on the packaging that this palette is Not Tested on Animals but I can’t find anywhere on the website to confirm this.

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The hinge makes it easy to open and close the lid. The packaging is slim and sleek which I really appreciate. The pink color design is so pretty and girly.

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Does this reminds you of the Naked Palette or what? Like honestly just this packaging it reminds me so much of it.

In terms of the shades, there are a total of 12 in the palette mainly consist of neutral nude shades. There is a great selection of both matte and shimmery shades, with the textures and formulations being on point throughout. You get 9 matte shades thrown in the mix and the shades are of warm, cool and neutral tones. When it comes to texture, they’re creamy and smooth to apply. They blend beautifully.

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You’ll get a full size mirror and as you can see you get a total of twelve beautiful shades for less $5 a palette.

I believe it comes with a dual ended applicator like those of Naked Palette but the palette I got is missing a brush. I’m not completely bummed since I don’t really care about palette brush anyways.

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Here are the colors up closed. I want to do it a few up close shots for you guys.

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I’ll go ahead and swatch all these eyeshadows and as always I applied these shadow swatches on my bare hand.

I can see this becoming one of my go to palettes this year as the shades are so me. If you want to get your hands on one I’d recommend you heading to your nearest dollar store before they’re out of stock. However, it seems to be available on ebay or amazon website.

Will you be picking this up? What do you guys think? Share it in the comment below.

Thank you guys for taking the time to read and I hope this was helpful for you. I’ll talk to you guys very soon. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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The Great Unknown – Almay TLC Liquid Foundation

 

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Yes, I raved about this Almay Truly Lasting Color Foundation in my previous post that I’ll link here for you guys. Today, I’m showing you my new purchase of the Almay TLC in the shade 220 Neutral. 

I know it’s strange but believe me when I tell you that, I would picked up 2-3 similar products on one go if I really really love them. Whether it’s clothing, shoes, makeup or purse. Does this ever happen to anyone? Let me know in the comment below.

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Any foundation formula that feels like my second skin, I’m in for that. This is my favorite drugstore brand for now. Yes, I not only got one but two bottles, the second bottle which I recently picked up as backup.

I did mentioned on my previous post at Express Beauty Blog that Shoppers Drug Mart had discontinued with the Almay brand. But I believe other drugstores are still carrying them. Anyways, when I saw this at the liquidation rack, I snatched it immeditately. The color is what I needed for my backup. It was on sale for $4.00 and it’s the only bottle left. A Win!

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It’s lightweight and keeps the area hydrated and it gives a pretty coverage that it’s not cakey. It blends easily, covers amazingly and last so long. There’s really nothing not to love about this foundation.

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One main thing I hate is a heavy oily foundation or anything so powdery it just gets into your pores and clogs them. This foundation is not like that at all, which is pretty awesome!

I find the blend ability is good, it doesn’t irritate skin and leaves a semi matte finish. I would say the coverage is medium and buildable. I have had no issues with it being cakey whatsoever.

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If you’re looking for a reliable and yet natural looking appearance, look no further. I highly recommend. Check out this one in the drugstore near you. I just want to put it out that it may be a little pricey compared to other drugstore brand but if you can wait for coupon or reward points, then you would get for a good steal.

What do you think of this product? Comment below what you think.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I’ll see you guys again on the next one. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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