I Love Lippy Monday – Hard Candy Velvet Mousse

Hey Everyone! How’s it going? Hope you had a great weekend.


New for Spring 2016, Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Colors CAD$7.99  at Walmart are a range of matte liquid lipsticks that promise bold long-lasting color with a hydrating comfortable wear.Available in seven charming shades from neutrals to mid tone pink, coral to bright reds.


I find the packaging on this Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Colors is super adorable. The packaging is of metal tin casing with lovely floral design on.  There’s also a mirror inside the lid of each tin when it’s flipped open. That’s pretty cool for a $7.99 lipstick. in my opinion.


The packaging of this lip color is an oval shaped see-through tube which is really neat. It has a long flat applicator.


Let’s talk about the formula. I really love this amazing pigmentation of this matte lip color. This applies smoothly and evenly, with full color coverage in a single coat. It doesn’t take much at all to get a lot of color, and the color really sticks around.


I’m in love with this Cherry Blossom shade. It’s gorgeous and flattering on me when I applied it. I didn’t find the matte formula to be extra drying. This lip color is comfortable and light weight on my lips. I’m quite impressed with this velvet matte and satisfied with the appearance it delivers. Love this!


Overall,  Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Colors ($7.99) is a really nice product for its performance and excellent color payoff…and the price is right! Not to mention, the packaging is so cute! Hard Candy product is also not tested on animal.


Will I repurchase? Yes, Absolutely!

Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Colors are available exclusively at Walmart or Walmart online.

What do you think of this Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Colors? Leave your comments below if you have tried it.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you again on the next one!

Sharon xoxo



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Hard Candy vs L’Oreal Infallible!


These Hard Candy Eyeshadow caught my eye since it look a whole lot like the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow. Both have the same in looks, shape and packaging. They look exactly alike right to tee. Amazing right!

In this post, I’d like to talk and see if Hard Candy could be a dupe for the L’Oreal Infallible.

So, I have sometime to play a little bit with them and would love to share my thoughts on these.

Here are some of the color eyeshadows that I’ve recently reviewed and if you want to read a full review, click here and here.

L’Oreal Infallible has 23 color ranges and Hard Candy has 10 pretty shades to add to your collections.

L’Oreal Infallible net weight for 3.5g and a slight difference of 0.3g less for Hard Candy. I love love these pressed shadows. Very easy to blend formula whilst amazing color payoff. Such beautiful eyeshadows. L’Oreal claimed that for 24 hours longevity but I don’t usually wear my makeup overnight. So, I can’t tell if the claim was true since I didn’t test it for that long duration but one thing for sure is that I don’t see any fall out and they lasted for more 10 hours without fading on me.

Okay, next the conclusion whether or not Hard Candy is a dupe for the L’Oreal infallible eyeshadow? I find that they just as good as the color payoff, they last just as long.  the only difference is that the L’Oreal Infallible is slightly more foil metallic finish and that’s the only difference that I’ve found between these beside the weight which I just mentioned earlier in this post.

Should you spend $10.99 for the L’Oreal Infallible or the Hard Candy two for $5.98? By all means go with the Hard Candy two for $5.98. They’re absolutely amazing! Yes, I do love the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow and will probably purchase them but I’ll get all of the Hard Candy Duo eyeshadows.

So, those are my thoughts and I hope you find them helpful.

Which is your next to reach for eyeshadow? Make sure to leave your comments down below. I love reading your comments.

Thank you very much for stopping by <3.

Sharon xoxo




Hardy Candy Fierce Effects Eyeshadow


Beauty products just pop up every single day. With Holidays approaching just few months from now, the Beauty market is flooding with lovely gift sets and palettes. Since it’s Hard Candy‘s 24th Anniversary, I couldn’t pass on these single pretty eyeshadow pots which I had my eyes on since it was released.

In case you are new to Hard Candy beauty products, allow me to briefly explain that this brand is exclusive only to Walmart. So, if you’re interested to try them, visit your nearest Walmart Beauty section.

I picked up the New Fierce Effects Eyeshadow in 899 Lost & Found. Available in five intense color at Walmart on Hard Candy online. A Hot Pink and Blackened Purple. Apparently, these are supposed to be a dupe for L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows. 

Packaging wise, these are lovely. They’re sturdy, easy to open, easy to close, stay closed, and have a classic, simple look to them.

Texture is great. The loose powder is soft and creamy, easily picked up on a sponge-tip or brush.

On color swatch you can see the beautiful pearly shimmer on both the shadows. It feels smooth to touch and highly pigmented. But just like some shimmery formula, I noticed some sparkle fall out but the good point is that blends beautifully. Color pay-off is amazing. These things are seriously pigmented. On top of a primer, they pop even more. You can sheer them out or pack them on.

Go see it in person !!! Photos will never do it justice!

Overall, wonderful eyeshadows, the price is amazing. I can’t recommend these enough!

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo



Hide & Glow Cheek First Impression



Last night, after dinner we decided to drive over to the nearby Walmart to get some gardening soil. So, as usual the trip to Walmart wouldn’t be complete without me stopping by the beauty section. And without a doubt, each trip I ended up with some makeup products. Here is the product which I wanted to talk about.


I saw this peculiar looking Hide and Glow Cheek Duo in the shade 315 In Love by Hard Candy and I know that to have it. Net wt: 0.28 oz. The price is $5.98 and it’s the only bottle left.

This bottle has duo cheek tint on both sides and some of you might know that I’m a sucker for cute packaging. I like makeup products that comes in a stick packaging because it’s so much convenient to just put it in your purse or in the bag especially when you go travelling.


Since I couldn’t find any other shades at the Hard Candy counter in Walmart, I came back and went to Hard Candy website to check and found that the other color available is Pillow Talk. For me, I think the downside of this blush is that it has a so limited color choice. I wish they have more color selections.

This end of the bottle has a more neutral nude shade than the other side. I notice that this formula has a little bit of plastic-y smell on both. At first, I thought it would smell fruity since it loos like soft candy and so obviously I took a quick smell. Frankly, it wasn’t that bad but just wasn’t the smell I expected.


Here is a closed-up look of the formula which this end is the neutral nude color. I find this packaging interesting and I was drawn by it. I’m a sucker for cute and peculiar packaging. This packaging comes in a twisting format. You twist one end for the other end of the bottle to work and vice versa.

When I first tried it on my cheeks, I feel that this formula can be a little bit sticky but it goes on like butter. My skin feels moist and glowy. After 15-20 minutes later when I checked again, I don’t feel the stickiness anymore and the shade is looking good. I really like the natural dewy finish appearance on this one.


The next is this coral-pink shade blush which has soft and dewy shimmery finish. Just like the neutral nude color, the texture is somewhat similar.


Behind the packaging, Hard Candy claim that this product is Not Tested on Animals which means it’s cruelty free. So, for those of you who like cruelty free cream blush, look no further.


Cream blushes may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you love cream blush then this blush is something that you would like. No brush needed. Just glide them on your cheekbone and tap with your fingers. It gives a soft shimmery finish that looks natural and fresh.

Anyways, I will continue to wear this High and Glow Duo Blush for awhile and will report back once I have emptied them 🙂

What do you think of this blush? Have you seen one of this before at your Walmart? Leave your comment below.

Thank you so much for reading.

Sharon xoxo


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NEW Glamoflauge Foundation by Hard Candy |Review


Hey Gorgeous!

My going to Walmart to return the Sassy Eyes palette which I did a review a week ago ended me up with an exchange product. This time I get the Glamoflauge foundation by Hard Candy. So, after trying this foundation for over a week since my last purchase, I’m going to go a head and share my review with you guys. I’m so excited!


Glamoflauge invisible Camouflage Foundation for $6.98 net wt 1.1 fl oz. 

I actually have this foundation in Light-Medium. And it actually says that “transforming liquid-powder foundation that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections, and delivers a long-lasting, velvet finish. I wouldn’t say if transforming liquid-powder dos absorbs oil but one thing for sure is that it does have the soft and velvety feel on it.

hard candy glamoflauge

This foundation comes with a pump packaging. It took me awhile to noticed that  you don’t need a full pump with this. It spread so well and it really really feels so lightweight. I would say that this foundation gives a medium to full coverage because it’s so lightweight and it blends so well. I’m really enjoying this foundation. I won’t say that this is a matte finish either but more like a semi-matte finish.

color swatch

Available in eight glamour shades from Porcelain the palest color to Tan been the darkest shades. The drawback of this glamoflauge is its limited color selections. In my opinion, I feel that this foundation is running into a little dark. The shade I got in Light-Medium matches my skin tone and that makes me a happy camper 🙂

But overall, this is an amazing drugstore foundation that will keep me going back for more given the price and amazing quality is really something to shout about!

What do you think of this Glamoflauge foundation? Don’t forget to leave your comment below.

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo



Tell ’em Wednesday a collab with Curly Spring Blossom|Hard Candy

Happy Wednesday friends!

It’s time for another Tell ’em Wednesday collaboration with my dear friend Ingrid at curlyspringblossom. I’ll leave her link below so that you can check out her blog and give her a follow if you haven’t. If you are new here, what both of us basically do is to pick up a drugstore product between $5-$10 price range and do a review every week on Wednesday. We wanted to share our personal experiences by trying out the drugstore makeup first hand with all of you.

Today, I’m very excited to be sharing with you the new Glow All The Way Blush by Hard Candy. So, let’s roll:-

hard candy glow blush

I was at the Walmart store and saw this blush at the Hard Candy’s shelves. I’m like “Ahhhh!!!” This is so beautiful. It is a Glow All The Way Ombre Baked Blush in Punch. Here are some of the pictures that I like to share with you guys. I have been experimenting quite a lot of this blush lately and having said that I need to know if the shade looks as pretty as it is on face.

When I first touched it, I’m like okay it seems a little dry to me and just seems bright on the swatch and the texture seems a little dry! I wasn’t expecting that it’s going to translate much on the cheeks but Oh boy! watch out – this is sneaky it’ll show up a lot on your cheeks in a big way. In a very pretty bright way!

hard candy glow baked blush

It’s bright and glowy. This is very pinky and very cool toned blush. I did the color swatch of both the blush and highlight on my arm. You can see that there is no glittery or shimmery on this product but it has a lot of glow coming out of it. If you prefer a neutral, peachy matte looking blush than you’re not going to like it.

color swatch hard candy

I like this product but I’m just don’t know if it’s everyone’s cup of tea? It’s bright and glowy as it is. Extremely bright particularly if you want to layer the highlight over the blush. This Baked Ombre Blush comes in two glowy shades. One in Sunburst and the other Punch. Available exclusively at Walmart or Hard Candy online.

Well, that’s all I got for today’s first impression review and hope you find them helpful and interesting. Don’t forget to visit curlyspringblossom after reading this. Click on the link to check her review on the Korres Eye Primer.

Recap on my previous postings : Tell ’em Wednesday a collaboration with Curly Spring Blossom – Wet n Wild Quad Eyeshadow Palette and Almay Butter Kiss Lipstick. There is a link in my post to her blog 🙂

What do you think of this Glow all the way blush? Will you be picking up one at Walmart? I love to read your comments.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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Top 5 Tuesday Favorite – Drugstore Mascara !!!

Hey beauty junkies! I’m excited to talk about my Top 5 Tuesday Favorite of the week. It’s the Mascara Edition!!! yay!!!

top 5 tuesday mascara

I always linked mascara as another makeup tool that’s very fun to wear for everday and party time. No doubt that I’m no super duper fan of mascara but I admit that I do have a few which I really really like. I’m particularly more picky when it comes to mascara since I want to wear an eyemakeup that doesn’t irritate and not making my eyes looked like a panda after wearing it the whole day. That would be disasterously embarrassing!

top 5 mascara

Anyways, I did managed to select 5 of my favorite mascara and they’re not in any particular order.

rimmel mascara

Rimmel Volume Accelerator in 003 Extreme Black (net wt: 0.23 fl oz). It says this mascara has a boosting complex which came with a plumping brush for a remarkably fuller and lusher looking lashes. This one doesnt have a waterproof formula but still make my eyes look fuller no doubt.

rimmel mascara eyelook rimmel mascara look

I’m wearing it today to show the results I got from applying 2 coats of this volume accelerator. I like it’s because it gives extra volume to my lashes but not lengthening it. It’s basically darken my lashes and makes it look prety and my eyes bigger. Two coats makes lashes look so much prettier.

covergirl mascara

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume waterproof in Very Black. Love this amazing mascara since it has a very sturdy brush/wand that is magical. The bristle are short and it’s able to do the job to make my lashes fuller and it’s waterproof. I don’t usually wear mascara on my bottom lashes but with this brush, I don’t have the problem at all. Formula dries up easily to prevent fall out that makes application messy.

nyc mascara

NYC Show Time Voluminizing mascara in 844 Extreme Black (Net wt: 0.27 fl oz). This mascara I wear when I’m in a rush and believe it or not I can wear it without looking at a mirror. Because the brush is small and the bristle short, I can apply it nearer to my lashlines. Great to wear to go for grocery shoping or for just running daily errands.

hard candy fab

Hard Candy flat to FAB in Blackest Black (net wt: 0.074 oz). I did some reviews on both Hard Candy mascaras in my earlier posting and I’m picking them up as my favorite because I really like them. It’s small but compact. Love the cute brush and the packaging.

hard candy lash

Hard Candy Lashaholic is also in Blackest Black (net wt: 0.063 oz). The brush is pretty much the same as the Covergirl lashblast mascara. These brushes works wonders. I don’t see any fall out or sticky sensation on my lashes. It’s very affordable and I like the texture as well.

Basically, these are all my Top 5 favorite drugstore mascara and I’ll be looking out for more when some of these babes dries out. For now, I’ve been wearing them for many of my makeup look photos and it has been a great experience for me to somehow branches out to mascara. I’m glad I did!

So, there you have it all my Top 5 Tuesday fave. Until next time, have a wonderful day.

What is your favorite drugstore brand mascara?

Thank you again for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo


My Fantastic 9 ~ Autumn Breeze- Winged eyeliner under eyes

Hi beauties, welcome to my first edition of My Fantastic 9 ~ Autumn Breeze new makeup look for this autumn. If you remembered, I posted in my previous blog that I will be sharing with you my new autumn look.

Fantastic 9 Makeup

I’m using a very different makeup style for my eyes this time. I am doing a winged eyeliner under my eyes and a more daring look. The makeup which I used were my Fantastic 9. I know it is a fashion to wear the winged eyeliner under instead of on top. Well, I love to try different things especially on makeup and so there you have it. Strange or you can say artistic, I sure enjoyed playing with my eyeshadow palettes and looking great.

I just got the NYX makeup few days ago from a drugstore and since I’m so thrilled to try these bright, vibrant eyeshadows and also to do my new autumn look. I just can’t wait and therefore you got a sneak preview of some of the products that I will be featuring on my Friday Beauty Haul.

getting readyblusher

My Fantastic 9 makeup :-

NYX Blush in 21 Copper

Rimmel BB Cream in Medium

eyemakeupautumn look 3

NYX 5 Color Shadow (The Caribbean Collection), in 09 I Dream of St Lucia

Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eyestudio in 20 Painted Purple

NYC Eyeliner in 921 Jet Black

E.L.F. Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Black

Prestige Brow Pencil in 12 Medium Dark

Hard Candy Mascara Lashaholic in Truest Black

NYX Lip Liner in 824 Orange

under eyeliner lookautumn look 2

Iam using the yellow to cover my eye lids and also as a highlighter. The orange color shadow I used it as a soft crease line from NYX palette and the purple I’m using the Maybelline cream shadow for my lid. Then, I lined  the upper lids with ELF eyeliner and then followed by Prestige pencil to make the underlined winged eyes effect. Finished my winged eyes look with black mascara from Hard Candy.


I’m super excited to share my new found experience with you all and I hope you will also be inspired to do something new. I definitely love this look and I have been wearing it for more than 5 hours and all my makeup are still intact. I loved the blusher, it’s so pigmented and the color payoff is so amazing. I did two gentle brushing and the color is just so so amazing.

undereyeliner Winged eyeliner under eyes

autumn breeze new look Autumn look

The BB cream that I am wearing is in medium shade and I like the coverage of it. The downside of this BB cream is that it only has 2 shades to choose from. Either light or medium tone. So, I think that the medium is still quite light for my color tone especially in the summer but since I usually turned lighter skin when it’s winter where there were less daylight.

secy orange lips NYX lip liner

This lip liner is soft and it glides easier and able to let me draw my lip line and also filling in the color which I just love. For this look, I’m using more matte color to complement my overall makeup look. I absolutely love this adventure of doing this autumn look.

Hope you like my new makeup look and click like if you did! I will also be featuring a few more new looks in the next coming weeks under My Fantastic 9 ~ Autumn Breeze Makeup Look.

What are the new look that you have tried before?

Thanks for reading.







Hard Candy ~ Lip Plumper & Mascara

Good morning beauties!

Recently, I have this huge pang of excitement with mascara which I don’t usually a big fan of. I have a crush on these amazing mascara by Hard Candy at Wal-mart.

These adorable, shinny packaging mascaras drove me to get them. Which I did. yay!


From Top to bottom: Plumping Serum Volumizing lip gloss in 0.04 oz

Lashaholic Super Volume mascara in 0.068 oz on Blackest Black

Flat to FAB mascara in 0.074 oz on Blackest Black


Hard Candy Mascara Hard Candy closed up mascara

Very affordable price and I like the way the brush works on my eye lashes. Each different brushes have its own function. I love the uniqueness of these brushes.

It said that this Lashaholic mascara works to volumize, thicken and lengthen the lashes with it’s elogated brush that separate and  define every lash to create the baddest lash ever.

The Flat to Fab provides instant curling sexy lashes. Smudge free. Love the brush that scrupt and help lift up each lash with precise definition. I’m totally in love with it since my eye lashes are short not not curly so this mascara really helps makes my eyes more pretty.

Hard Candy Lip Plumping Serum Hard Candy swatch

Lastly, the lip Plumping Serum. I’m not so sure about this plumping serum to be honest. This is my first time trying it. Reason been that when I applied it my lips feels like burning or stingy sensation. I used it twice just to confirm my first reaction to it. Well, it does sting a little. I did feel that my lips are a little puff up but not for too long. After the stingy left, so were the puff.

I did some readings on this topic and it seems that almost all lip plumper  contained a certain ingredient for example cinnamon oil, hot pepper or even menthol that will intentionally irriate the lips and make them swell  thus giving the plumping appearance.

For those of you who loves to have more plumper lips, it seems this can be your answer for plumper lips. But hey, for me I think I will stick with my good old lips, the old fashion way.

I hope you guys find this post interesting and helpful.

Do leave your comment below if you have any question.

What is your experience with lip plumper and what brand?

Thanks for reading and enjoy the day ahead.





Maybelline NY Color Tattoo cream gel shadow ~ Painted Purple (No.20)

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr

Purple eyeshadow? Anyone? Well, I always ended up choosing purple color eyeshadows everytime I shop. Purple seems to attract my attention more somehow. So, I got drawn to get this painted purple in No. 20. I must have this lovely vibrant cream gel shadow to my collections.  Color choice is a little bit limited. There were only 6 color shades to choose from.

What so special about this Color Tattoo is that it claimed to last for 24 hours. I wore it just by itself for 8 hours and it does live to its claim to be long lasting. It is not recommended to wear any eye makeup or cosmetic to sleep – in my opinion. So, the 24 hours long lasting claim is a bit of a stretch. I have to use more eye remover to clean them.

I like the creamy and smooth texture of this product. It blends so easily and without creasing and the best thing is that I can use my fingertips for even blending. The price is  very affordable for the value of this product. The packaging makes it looks trendy and pretty.

So, for those who feels the need to wear something for a long lasting period of time, then I would recommend it simply because it lasts.

Has anyone of you have a favorite color eyeshadow that caught your very eyes everytime you shop for makeup?