Beauty Review & Swatches – Sephora

 

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But first, if you haven’t already seen my earlier Sephora Paintly Pink Unboxing, here’s a little run down of what to expect and there are four which I’m so excited to talk about today. If you want to know more, keep on reading until the end and I’ll explain all.

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Color in French Kiss

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I always wanted to try Laura Mercier products and I was super excited when I got this in this Paintly Pink Box and it’s a full size 0.12 oz. Oh Sephora! You just made my day, so thank you. All the products here are all premium as well.

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Here’s a closed up look of french kiss. Look how amazing the color is and let me tell you guys, the packaging is everything. Just look at that – isn’t it gorgeous or what! Comes in a rectangle shape packaging that looks so luxe!

This is a beautiful fuchsia Velour Lovers Color Lipstick in French Kiss. It’s so creamy, smooth and soft. It feels lightweight on lips and the formula is amazingly. Very comfortable on lips. I also love the velvety finishing look. So, love this!

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The pigmentation is so amazing. Super easy to glide on lips and love the staying power. I’m wearing it today and I feel super gorgeous! Yes, I know (hahaha!)

Pros: Packaging, Pigmentation, Color pay-off, Comfort, Longevity, Finish, Amazing fuchsia shade
Cons: Price a little expensive on regular size tube (CAD$34)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pressed Rose Gold 

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Hmm.. I don’t remember having a Becca makeup products before and not to mention ever playing with their shimmery skin perfector. Yes, I’m such a dork! But, I don’t care. I’m just thrilled to get to play with it since I’ve been eyeing on it for a solid good year.

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The color I got is in Rose Gold. I noticed there isn’t any scents to it, which is good. I like that! This pressed formula is really smooth and the pigmentation – Oh Nelly! It’s just glorious! It’s so so pretty with just one swipe I applied for highlight. They really mean business when it comes to highlight, I tell ya’. Love it so so much. And a little goes a long way.

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Amazing color payoff and I couldn’t resist not to reach it. And look how cute the round packaging is!

I kid you not, you really have to try this. Ask for sample or swatch it at the nearest Sephora near you. Don’t take my word for it – just go and do it!

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Pros: Awesome Color Pay-off, High Shine Finish, Nice shade
Cons: None

Make Up Forever Artist Plexi Gloss 202

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I was so happy to get this lip gloss and had been reaching out for it the last few weeks. If you follow me on Instagram, you should probably had seen me posting it there. Let me know what you think in the comment.

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This is a lovely coral that is noticeable on the lips but not over the top.

It comes in a doe foot shape applicator that’s flexible on the tip end. Really like this ingenious idea. The applicator take up the product with ease and it applies very well on lips. I find the formula to be quite pleasant and it didn’t bother me that much as a lip gloss. It gives a sheer glossy finish look that make lips fuller and sexier!

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Pros: Awesome pigmentation, lovely formula. Easy to blend doe foot applicator, dewy and plumpy finish. It has good lasting power for a gloss but it is rather thick and a bit sticky which helps it last longer, if that make sense.
Cons: Price might be the downside 

Deborah Lipmann Nail Polish in Baby Love

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Love the cute packaging. It has this luxury look that’s pleasing to the eyes.

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As for application, they are surprisingly smooth. I wore this nail polish for more than a week wit 3-4 coats and I’m quite impressed with the staying power.

I’ve seen this brand and did color swatches at Winners (Canadian retail stores) before but none of the shades actually calls to me and especially the glitters ones.

But I really like this Baby Love shade though. I love that it makes my nails looks so flattering as though as they’re my nails but better !

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Pros: Love the color,  long lasting up to 7-10 days (with 3-4 coats) 
Cons: Most overpriced, sheer finishing (but layering up will make nails look  so pretty) 

I would definitely pickup a few fall colors to my collection when they’re on sale. As much as I love the formula and staying power, I wouldn’t pay $20 for a nail polish. That’s just my opinion.

Overall, I really like what I got in my Paintly Pink Sephora Favorites box. I’m very impressed and satisfied with the products I got.

I’m sure all the above-mentioned product brands are works by whoever the teams have been behind their own products, they’ve definitely done the brand justice. The prices reflect the quality of the products and the brand name they carry, so yes, they are expensive but in my opinion – it’s still worth the investment.

This concludes today’s review and swatches. I hope you find this post helpful and your enjoyed it.

As usual, thank you very much for stopping by. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Bye for now!

Sharon

 

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Best Summer Drugstore Nail Polishes – Review & Swatches

 

When I saw these Sinful Colors nail colors collection at my local Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart) I couldn’t help but picked up a few of their spring-summer nail colors that caught my eyes. This is a collective best summer drugstore nail polishes which I’ve been wearing from spring through summer.

I believe I got some nail colors from my local Dollarama and also Walmart if I remember correctly. And they’re like $1.50 and $2.00 a bottle depending where you got them. It’s for 0.5 fl oz of products. A fairly good amount for the price.

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I like sharing my NOTW (nail of the week) on my Instagram and other social media scheduled every weekend. If you’re curious to see my weekend manicure or what color nails I’m wearing then hit here to go to my Instagram.

Okay, enough of me babbling and more serious talk. I’ve to say that Sinful Colors makes really good nail polishes and I’ve been really impressed by it. I’ve tried many difference drugstore brands such as OPI, ESSIE, L’oreal, Wet n Wild and this seems to have the staying power on par with the rest.  And what’s even better is that they’re dirt cheap! You got to love the price tag.

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INNOCENT
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UNICORN
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TIDAL WAVE
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ANCHORS AWAY
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BIKINI LINE

Here is the instagram picture I took of the polish. This really doesn’t do it justice. It looks much better in person when sunshine glare isn’t interfering with seeing how rich this color is.

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I was wearing a Purple and Fuchsia shades nail color, with an added finishing touch of Revlon in 441 Radiant. So what do you guys think? Comment below, alright!

Pros:

  • A wide color selection to choose from
  • Affordable price
  • Available in many drugstores
  • No streaking
  • Semi-transparent that can build up to complete opacity
  • Long staying power especially on the toes (stayed on for a month)
  • No chipping for a week

Cons:

  • Dries slowly
  • Needs a few coats to get the opacity finish

Recommend: Yes, you got to try them. I’ll be going back to pick up more shades for the coming Fall. This wraps up my today’s best drugstore nail post which based on their quality and affordable prices.

Tell me which color have you collected from Sinful Colors collection line? I love to hear your comments.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed reading this post and thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope to see guys again on my next post. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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NOTD- Dual Dots

 

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a good weekend so far… I can’t believe we’re already into July summer.

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So, this is what I came up with! It’s the first time I’ve done something other than just a solid color. Don’t judge me, alright! I’m NOT a nail art expert by any means! As if painting an intricate design with my left hand isn’t hard enough… what happens when the masterpiece chips? wahh! Anyway, I stick to basic stuff.

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I got a great a Wet n Wild Wildshine in Black Creme from Walmart not too long ago and The Face Shop Basic Original Nail Polish in WH005 over the weekend you probably would have seen me posted it on my Instagram, by the time you read this post, it would be a few weekend back.

Believe me when I told you that I’ve always wanted to pick up a Black nail polish and I finally pick this one up.

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First I did three coats of the Face Shop in WH005. I like the formula for it dried very quickly. Then I used the Wet n Wild in Black Creme for the dots. I tried these with a toothpick for the smaller dots and the back end of an eyeshadow brush for the larger and it works nicely.

I find the Face Shop formula is very sheer. So, you need to layer up several coats to get to medium finishing. For this look I was using 3 coats to get a decent opaque. It’s lasted for 3-4 days without chipping. Note that – I didn’t wear base and top coat at all.

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All in all, I’m quite happy with the results of this NOTD. What do you think? Not too bad, right!

Do you get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest? Which one would you choose to paint your nails? The tricky or simple part? I love to hear your comments below.

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

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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