Dollar Store Random Haul


Hey everyone! Thanks for joining me in this blog. Today’s post is going to be about Dollar Store Random Haul. I was in there when I visited Ottawa a couple of days ago where I excitedly picked up a few random things. Oh yeah! I’m literately the ultimate tourist.

Dollartree Haul

I noticed they’ve souvenirs for Canada 150th Birthday (which is on July 1st) and so I grabbed a few as a memento. I want to say nothing is over $5 from Dollar Store and they’re usually price around $1, $1.25, $2 and $4.

Blending Sponge

When I saw this Blending Sponge by Jolie Couture, my instinct told me to get it. I don’t really know this brand but I don’t mind trying out new brands and products especially when it costs only $2.50.

I’m very curious to try out this sponge so I let you know what I think in the hit or miss series. So don’t forget to check back later.

Sticker and after sunscreen

I was tempted to go nuts on the sunscreens, but had to remind myself of the insane amount of sunscreens I’ve that I got to finish this year and opted to just picked one. L’Oreal Sublime Sun After Sun Rich Repairing Lotion drew me to it. Made the purchase and I asked my hubby if he’ll help me to use it and was glad that he’s on board with the idea. I burnt to crisp with summer heat and this after sun repairing lotion is what need this summer.

It smells amazing and feels so lightweight. I really like the cooling sensation which is not sticky at all when I rubbed it on my body. Seriously, I’m in love! You guys have to try this.

Next is the Adventure Sticker that I’ve been loving. It would look super cool to have them on my laptop. I’m a sucker for cute things so I can’t pass on this one. I’ll show you how it looks in my snapchat and don’t forget to add me!

Tattoo and keychains

I’m such a tourist in my own country. Grabbed some souvenirs to mark Canada 150th Birthday on July 1st. The Tattoos and Key chains are super cute. I wore the tattoos last weekend and even though it rained, the tattoo was still holding on. It was a big celebration for Canada from coast to coast. Check out my instagram or snapchat where I shared some interesting posts.

Sharp alarm clock

This is a random pick by my hubby. A Digital Alarm Clock that’s only $4 by Sharp that’s a super steal. I’m going to put this in good use once our old Casio call it a day.

Air Wicks Stick ups

Last but not least are two packs of Airwicks in Lavender and Chamomile scents. These are products I love to have them in my home all the time. I need to go back to get a few more packs. They smell amazing and it makes me happy.

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Happy Canada Day, friends!

Sharon xoxo


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Elf Brightening Eye Color : Photos & Color Swatches

elf makeup palette

Welcome to this week’s post review. Today’ I love to talk about the product from Elf. I did a mini beauty haul previously and I’m sharing with you some pictures, color swatches and product review. So, let’s hop in!

This Quad Essential Brightening Eye Color consists of other colors namely Luxe and Drama.

quad eyeshadow

Each quad is composed of 4 coordinating shades that allow for both natural and dramatic looks. A small built-in mirror tucked underneath the dual sponge applicator. Lovely packaging and easy to bring around in your purse.

elf brightening eye color swatches

I bought this in the shade “butternut” and it’s amazing for $1.00. I didn’t expect much for only $1.00 but each shade is nicely pigmented, smooth and blend easily. It has a slight shimmery finish. It’s not bad. Could be a bit more pigmented, but for a buck I’m not complaining. But I have to point this out so that you know. The downside which I notice visibly was the formula – it’s a bit chunky by using fingers but it blends well with eyeshadow brush.

elf color swatches

But see how it blends out so well on my bare hand. I don’t use primer or eye base when I do a color swatch. This is what you get from Elf Brightening Eye Color.

elf eyeshadow

No color fallout and it give a soft dewy finish which looks so natural and feeling care free. It’s a perfect shade for everyday wear. No touch up needed.


As I have mentioned in my earlier post, I noticed that the lighter shades don’t really show up on me but the darker two shades are beautiful as a duo. This would be a great product for some one who isn’t really experienced with eye shadows or you’re new to makeup as well as people who value the inexpensive price.


Which are your favorite products you always go back to with Elf? I love to hear your comments in the section below.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel


Moisture Renew LIpstick by Rimmel in 360
Moisture Renew LIpstick by Rimmel in 360

Two weeks ago, as I went window shopping at Wal-mart. Just checking if there were any new products for fall season. My five year old son was with me at the makeup section and he picked up this lovely color (Rosette) for me to purchase. Well, this was not the new collection from Rimmel. But then I thought, well I haven’t been buying lipsticks lately and I desperately need one. I preferred to get Revlon because I just love the creamy and matte texture. Anyways, so thought it would be a good idea to get this one. First reason, so that I will not disappoint my son and second I pretty much like the color when I made a color swatch. I believed there were like twenty different colors to choose from. So, I paid $5.47 for 0.14oz.

Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel
Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel

I got to admit that this lipstick was too creamy and it glides easily on lips. It’s smooth and nice on the lips but in my opinion the formula was too moisturizing or I would say wet.  It’s smudges and on top of that, Oh dear, it has such strong scents. I can’t tolerate the smell of the roses scents (too strong for a lipstick).

Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel
Moisture Renew Lipstick by Rimmel

I like the color I got in Rosette but not so much on the texture.

Bare lips
Bare lips

Lips without lip liner and lipstick yet.

Moisture Renew lipstick on lips
Moisture Renew lipstick on lips

I put on the lip liner before applying this super moisturizing lipstick. It’s super pigmented and that might be the reason why it bleeds color like crazy.

Moisture Renew lipstick KISS
Moisture Renew lipstick KISS

This lipstick has intensed color shade. It’s bright and had glossy finish. So, when I tried to check on the color transfer. I was suprised to see the amount of the color transferred. I refused to believe to get three times of color transfers by just applying one coat of lipstick. I rest my case.

Rimmel lipstick transferrimmel lipstick transfers 3x

The color wasn’t as long lasting as the Kate Moss Long-lasting lipstick by Rimmel. I’m terribly disappointed with this one. I don’t see myself wearing this lipstick again. It will be in with my other Collectible haul (products that I will not used again).

For that price at Wal-mart or any drugstores, and to pay $2 more, I will definitely go for Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks ($7.99 at Target) anytime than to go for this particular product.






Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul

Drugstore Makeup Haul
Drugstore Makeup Haul

Hey friends! Today, I would like to share with you some of my makeup haul which I purchased from the drugstores. Some of them, I have tried and posted my thoughts on it min my earlier posting while there are many still waiting for me to try. I picked up these huge makeup haul while window shopping. I wasn’t exactly aiming for makeup this time but ended up get a bunch of them. Anyways, I was glad to pick some of my favorite makeup products to share my thought on it once I have tried them thoroughly.

NYC Long Wearing Nail Polish in 139, 144 & 147
Drugstore Makeup Haul
Revlon PhotoReady Powder in 030 Medium/Deep (net wt: 0.25 oz)
Drugstore Makeup Haul
Revlon Photoready BB Cream
Drugstore Makeup Haul
Marcelle Monocromatic Eyeshadow Quad
Drugstore Makeup Haul
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Drugstore Makeup Haul
Essence eyeliners, a lip liner, eyeshadow pencil
Drugstore Makeup Haul
Essence Silky Touch Blush
Essence Party of my life
Essence Party of my life eau de toilette
Essence Kalinka Eyeshadow
Essence Kalinka Eyeshadow
Sonia Kashuk Eyebrown Pencil
Sonia Kashuk Eyebrown Pencil in Taupe

Since I have many makeup products to review. I would encourage you to leave your comment and let me know which makeup  products that you like me to write on my blog. The name of the person requesting for that makeup review will appear in my blog.

I hope you like my drugstore makeup haul this week and hope you find it helpful and interesting.

Have a wonderful weekend.