Colourpop Box Unboxing 2

 

Hi guys, in this post I’m going to do a box unboxing. I received this box a week after Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, it didn’t arrived on time but it’s better late than never.

Here is the video unboxing of Colourpop’s box series #2.

I didn’t open the box because I wanted to share the excitement with you guys. You will see the original state of the box and how it looks like in this video.

It comes in a white cardboard box and the print on the side says “Made In LA”.  And it’s opened up a nice flower design with the Colourpop name on it. There’s a insert Mother’s Day greeting card for me which is so lovely. My hubby and son knows that I love makeup so this was a great surprise.

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The first 3 products are the Colourpop Pressed Shadows. I got it in the shade Outta Luck, Top Notch and last one is Let Me Explain. These are the eyeshadows that drew me the most. I don’t remember having any of these pressed shadows from Colourpop before and so I’m very excited to try them out.

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Next, is the Mini Ultra Satin Lip in the shade London Fog (a cool-toned blue red) and Dopey (a mid-toned dusty mauve). The full size Ultra Satin Lips retail for USD$6.00 each (the same as their Ultra Matte Lips).

This is a new alternative to the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick. I love their ultra matte and this is another reason why I like this satin lipstick. Liquid lipsticks are one of my favorite beauty products of all time. In general, I love their intensity, their precision, and their long wear.

Some liquids gives bulletproof wear, meaning it can dry out your lips but not these. The big difference between Ultra Matte and Ultra Satin is that Ultra Satin doesn’t dry down to a completely matte finish. It doesn’t feel heavy, sticky, or even tacky, but you know they’re there. These are extremely pigmented and sets to a comfortable satin finish. I really like the shades of these two liquid lipsticks.

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This was the best Mother’s Day gift bag that was gifted to me. Shout out to my hubby and son for choosing this awesome gift. I love everything in it. The swag bag is super cute!

Inside the Mother’s Day swag bag (limited edition) you got a Double Play Pressed Powder Blush & Highlighter, 2 Blotted Lip Lipsticks and an Eye liner. It was a super deal since they only paid $25 for all 4 items.

Which one do you like?

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It’s revolutionary! Say whaaat! That’s right! Colourpop created a new formula based off of their super shock technology that’s developed specifically for this face palette that will not dry out!

Double Play Pressed Powder Blush Face Duo is retailed for $16 on their website. The shade on the left is Getting Handsy which is described as a matte blush with warm nude undertone while the Padded Down is a pearlized highlighter in warm champagne undertone.

I’m super excited to give this a test run. I’ve heard some positive things about it so I’m curious to try it out myself. You guys know the drill – an upcoming post review with color swatch coming up soon.

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Next thing I got is their new range of lip products is the Blotted Lip Lipstick. I got the shade Sucker is a soft coral and Drip is described as a warm rosey mauve color lip.

As I did the color swatches, I feel that Colourpop Blottled Lip Lipsticks have the most unique texture I’ve ever come across – it combines the firmness of a wax crayon with the silky-smoothness of silicone. It has the cushiony softness that’s comfy to wear on lips. There’s no fragrant or scents at all.

One thing I noticed is that if you want a medium coverage, you need to swipe at least 2- 3x to get the opacity. I wear Drip today for lunch at Bar B Barn (I had BBQ chicken and fries) and I did a quick touch up before heading to Sephora. It was a NO fuss touch up! I’m currently loving it.

The formula is my absolute favorite from Colourpop so far. If you’re like me and prefer minimal, natural, no-fuss makeup looks, I would definitely recommend picking up a few of these. Plus at $5 each, you can’t beat it!)

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Last but not least, is the Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in the color Brew -Haha and is described as a True black brown in a matte finish. I really like the color but the pencil keeps breaking on me. I’m not sure if I got a bad one because the first I did the color swatch it broke, and then when I tried to use it again today, it kept breaking. I like the pencil but this one failed me. I don’t recommend this pencil liner to anyone until an improvement is made to the formula.

Don’t forget to check on their website for their new Limited Edition Birthday Bag Kit. It’s their 3rd year Anniversary, you guys! This is not a partnership or sponsor post whatsoever, I’m just sharing some love on the special deals.

Just a quick reminder that Colourpop hold the PETA badge of honour Beauty Without Bunnies.  This company is cruelty-free! It does NOT test on animals.

Have you tried any of Colourpop makeup products yet? What’s your favorite? Tell me everything down below!

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Makeup Revolution MATTE Lipsticks- Review & Swatches

 

Hey guys! Hope you week if off to a great start.

Another new Makeup Revolution London review today, at least to me! A few weeks ago, I ordered some beauty products online and here are one of the many I got. For some of you, you might’ve seen it appeared on my Instagram feed. But here is the gist, you guys!

I’m super excited to do color swatches and try them on seriously. I must say my hunt for red matte lipstick ends here for now. Many of you might have known that I love a good matte lipstick and red is my favorite color besides nude.

So anyways, let’s start …

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The two products I wanted to features are the Rose Gold Lipsticks in Red Carpet and Iconic Pro Lipstick in Duel Matte and obviously both are from Make Up Revolution London. So yay!

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Love the cute bullet packaging, especially the rose gold one on my right. The black tube reminds me of the Mac Lipsticks. And you can see the color at the bottom of the clear tube.

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First and foremost, Iconic Pro Lipstick in Duel Matte – I’m a sucker for matte lipsticks and I knew I would fall head over heels for these two babes. 

The Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipstick line has 20 lipsticks in total with a fabulous mix of shades from nudes to brights and classic reds to vampy dark hues. A wide color selections that fit everyone.

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Just look how fabulous the shape and color of this lipstick, please. This is a beautiful true red and eye-catching lipstick that’s not over the top in my opinion. It’s totally wearable and I know it would suit a vast majority of people. The formula is richly pigmented and  it goes on  ever so smoothly. I am really impressed with how pigmented these lipsticks are.

Another thing I wanted to mention is that I don’t feel that there’s any tugging or patchy finish on lips. I love the formula and yes, it feels very comfortable.

There is a hint of smell on this lipstick but it’s scented enough to be pleasant without being overpowering. It wouldn’t cause me headache like some other brands do.

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I find that they do stain the lips a little which I don’t mind at all as I find that as the color wears off, I’m still left with a little color underneath. I would say that the staying power is about 6-7 hours. So, I’m not complaining!

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I’ve also been wearing this lipstick the last one week or so and I think now is the perfect time to share my thoughts on this. So, let’s get to the review and see what I have to say about it.

This rose bullet feels lightweight yet looks luxurious. I like this packaging for it looks cute and sleek. I’m quite impressed with the long lasting formula and color payoff. It’s definitely something I’ll go back and order a few more for backups.

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This shade is more of a true, traditional red.  It has a sexy and classically feminine look to it. I love love it! Excellent pigmentation and gorgeous matte finish without having the dry feeling on lips like some matte lipsticks do.

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These lipsticks comes with an affordable price tag and I would definitely recommend you all to try them.

Conclusion – The red shades are absolutely fabulous and I can see those that love red lipsticks really enjoying these as much as I do.

Have you given either of these products a whirl? Let me know what you think of them in the comments below! I love to read 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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Burts Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss – Review & Swatch

 

 

I remember saying that I’m not a big fan of lip gloss especially those that are sticky and gunky but I started liking them now because they’re easy to apply and you can get a really pretty lip finish from them in seconds. Sometimes, that’s all you need when you’re rushing around in the morning like a chicken without a head?

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I enjoy some of their other products and I love the all natural aspect of Burt’s bees. So, far it hasn’t let me down. So yay!

I got this Burt’s Bees at Walmart and they’re in the shades Starry Night and Nearly Dusk. You can also find them at US Target, Walgreen, Rite Aids, Ulta, drugstores and pretty everywhere. I think these are available in 12 glossy shades but I could be wrong. Need to go back to check again.

Let’s start with Starry Night lip gloss. The color is a deep purple and shiny when first applied but it fades slightly after a few moments. Even after all the shine is gone, there is still a nice subtle color. The formula is not sticky and it’s comfortable on my lips. This product kinda hugs lips and does offer moisture.

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I notice the tube itself is pretty pitiful. You aren’t getting much product especially if you’re buying this at the regular price tag at CAD$12-$13 depending the areas. Note that the packaging is of plastic tube with a doe foot applicator. I also like to add that the packaging is cute with the honey comb lid.

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I’m happy that both the formula of the Starry Night and Nearly Dusk are nicely pigmented.

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You need to dip the doe foot applicator a few times to get enough product to have an even coverage. Those who hate getting massive amounts of product on the wand at once will love these.

I do enjoy the consistency of the formula. I don’t feel the stickiness at all. It feels really comfortable on lips which is a bonus point for a picky lip gloss like me.

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Here is the doe foot applicator. The color of the Nearly Dusk is pretty and glossy. I like it! I just want to put this out – both of these products have a natural scents but I notice that the Starry Night has stronger scents even though both are of the same formula [100% Natural]. They also have a taste that is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. I want to say it tastes like honey, but it’s so subtle that I can’t quite put my finger on it.

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Unlike some pigmented glosses, these don’t leave unevenly stained lips behind once they are worn off! Another point I want to mention is the finishing look. It gives a nice subtle sheer finish that leaves your lips looking moisturized and fresh.

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There you have the color swatches. On your left is the Starry Night and Nearly Dusk on your right. You can see the shimmers on the swatch.

  • Starry Night is a sheer deep purple wine (left)
  • Nearly Dusk is a sheer medium mauve with subtle light purple shimmer (right)

Overall, I find that the price is of a steeper end for a drugstore brand and if you’ve already have your lip gloss, then you can skip this one. But for those who truly love sheer washes of glossy pigment on their lips, but also want moisturizing benefits, then this would be a great product to grab. Definitely give it a good look.

Have you tried it already? Don’t forget to leave your comments below.

Hope you all enjoy this post, the product and the look and I can’t wait to see what you all think!

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Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipsticks – Review & Swatches

 

 

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Story about Hard Candy: I started to be a fan of this brand for more than a year plus and have always like to check their new collection lines whenever I’m at Walmart.I noticed that, in the recent years, the brand definitely seems to be making a comeback with its daring and affordable color makeup.

Today I want to share with you some unique lipstick shades from Hard Candy’s Fierce Effects Lipsticks Collection. 

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Available in 16 fiercely color exclusively at Walmart only for CAD$5.98 a tube.

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The Fierce Effects Lipsticks packaging come in simple black lipstick tubes with a very pretty silver-studded cap. The top of the cap has a color window that matches the shade of the lipstick inside. That’s so cool right, I also like the name of the lipstick printed on the label, Yay!

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First shade I have here is NUDIST in neutral nude color-toned. Nice color which is not crazily fierce than the other two shades I picked.

You can see that once uncapped, though, the lipsticks don’t look great; the actual bullets are poorly formed and they just seem roughly-made. The formula feels soft which I suspect causing the bullet to look flimsy. Frankly, I expected a better made lipstick period.

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Despite the not too impressive formulation, the packaging of these is pretty great. It gives a pretty sheen and translucent yet vibrant finishes as seen on both the color swatches below.

1066 – Nudist – is a dusty rose metallic, another fantastic shade and my personal favorite out of the bunch.

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When I wear it on my lips, it feels moisturized and quite comfortable actually. The downside of this lipstick that I can immediately point it out is the smudge and transfer-prone wear due to the super slick and almost wet finish product.

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1053 – Thunder – is an eggplant purple,  this one is kind of sheer but build-able to a nice and even coverage.

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1066 – Night Queen – is beautiful blue,  this one that has a nice translucent sheer finish but build-able.

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Which color lipsticks would you want to rock this summer? Leave your comments below.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope to see you on the next one!

Have a great day everyone!

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I Love Lippy Monday – Hard Candy Velvet Mousse

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Tips On How To Pick The Right Lip Color

 

 

 

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I have been doing some reading and research over the months since I started blogging and here is what I learned and experienced. Usually the first thing that runs through most of our minds when we think about how to pick the right shade of nude lipstick is that it should match our skin color. If you’ve been thinking that all of these years I’m here to tell you unless you’ve got a cold and your lips actually match your skin, you’re wrong. It can be hard at first but with a few tips I’ll show you how to pick the right shade of nude lipstick for every shade of skin.

The 1st Rule of thumb is as follows. Keep on reading :-

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  1. MATCH YOUR LIP COLOR, NOT YOUR SKIN

It’s important to pick the shade that match your lip and not your skin.

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2. HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT UNDERTONE YOU HAVE

Check under your wrist and if you have a green color veins, you’ve warm undertone and blue veins means you have cool undertone.

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3.  Choosing Your Lip Color With The Right Undertones. Here are some points you might want to know when choosing your lip color :

Fair Skin with Pink (Cool) Undertones: Your cool undertones mean you’ll want to pick a lipstick with hints of blue, and steer clear of anything orangey

Fair Skin with Yellow (Warm) Undertones: Choose something with a tinge of orange, which will complement your skin tone and make your eyes pop. As a general rule, you’ll want to stay away from pinks — they’ll wash you out.

Medium Skin and Tan Skin: Lucky you! Your complexion goes with almost everything! Not only can you indulge in so-called “true reds” — which are the perfect combination of pink and orange — but your choices also run the gamut from pink, orange, cranberry and even deep oxblood or brown tones.

Olive Skin: Olive complexions can be surprisingly finicky. Your complexion has yellow undertones, but lipsticks with too much of an orange base can look off. Pick reds with a slight hint of blue in them, like a berry hue; and if you feel the combination isn’t working for you, go for a sheer or glossy version.

Dark Skin: Both blue-based reds and orangey reds look excellent with your complexion. You’ll enjoy brighter reds, a range of coral tones, true reds and deeply saturated berry tones.

Thanks for taking the time to read and hope to see you on the next one! If you have any questions or would like me to do a more in-depth post on any of these products, please  let me know – you can leave a comment below, on my Facebook page or email me.

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Question Tuesday|How long Does Makeup Last?

 

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I was flipping through a magazine while waiting for my doctor’s appointment that I fumbled into this article. Yes, it’s a beauty magazine in case you’re curious to know. I find this article to be important but some including me still choose to ignore. So, today I want to know if what I’m about to share sounds familiar to you?

Q: How long Does Makeup Last? 

Makeup artist Xavia Somerville said that the expiration date on makeup isn’t there to make us buy more. In fact if you’re …

Not sure whether to keep it or chuck it?  Here’s a few reading you need to continue reading!

Mascara: Bin after 3 months.

Lipstick: Keep for up to 18 months.

Eyeliner and eyeshadow: Has a shelf life of six to 12 months, liquid products expire faster.

Foundation, powder and blusher: Lasts around a year, but check the bottom of the container as there’s usually a number indicating how many months it will last for after opening.

“Expired makeup should really be thrown away – your face will thank you.”

So, which makeup products you still intend to keep even it passes the due date? Let me know on the comment section below. I love to hear your comments.

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Kat Von D Love Letter Shade Shifter Eyeshadow

 

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Today’s a rainy day here but I’m sure this post will warm you up a little bit just before Winter hits. I’m going to do a review on this single eyeshadow by Kat Von D. It’s the Shade Shifter Eyeshadow in the shade Love Letter.

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Kat Von D Love Letter Shade Shifter Eyeshadow

This is supposed to be a powder eyeshadow that shifts–as in a duochrome finish and that is water activated. Available in four shades at Sephora. I believe the  other shade is On the Road which is of Brown/Green shift for $16.00 a pop but I don’t remember the rest. Oops!!!

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Love Letter is described as a pretty purple/ maroon shift. It looks like a warm toned plum to me. And it has a frosty finish. What makes this shadow neat is that if you add just a dab of water to your spade or brush before dipping it into the color, you get this gorgeous two-tone color that shifts depending on what light you’re in.

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I noticed that this duochrome powder eyeshadow shift a little weak. It really just looks like one color most of the time. Nevertheless, I find the color payoff for this is huge, so it’s likely that one of these will last you a long while.

Let me tell you that the texture is soft and buttery to the touch, which made it easy to use on the lid. The duochrome is subtle for me but the quality of the eyeshadow (as far as eyeshadow goes) is fine for me. I’m in love!

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Another pros: is that this shift shadows can last for eight hours wear before showing some fading. I’ve been wearing it over the last week and today without any primer, I’m satisfied with the results I get  from this shadow.

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This is really a pretty color and the duochrome I think will eliminate the need for another color to pair with! You can practically wear this shift alone.

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You know what, I picked up this Love Letter and I absolutely loved it. The swatched Love Letter didn’t look like it would be much, but it looks gorgeous built up on the eye. It’s pigmented as you can see on the color swatch.

I believe it could be my second time that I tried KvD products. I’m in love!

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I’m using dry application for this look without primer but it can be built-up to the color intensity you desire. The good thing about shift shadow is, it could be applied wet.

Why purple? But you know the purple /maroon colour is really calling out my name… so I caved in 😉 This shade is definitely give a very fall vibe! It’s a race against time to wear it before winter seeps in.

I definitely will repurchase for other shades in my collection.

Have you picked any Kat Von D single shadows recently? I love to read what you acquire in the comment section.

BABES IN BLOGLAND are here. You got to check their links for Blogmas Day 8.

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Question Tuesday! What Did You Get …

 

on BLACK FRI-YAY? Comment if it’s a Yay or Nay at your last Black Friday experience.

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Let’s hear what you picked up from the store or grabbed online.

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Does this looks familiar? Do you shop for others or for yourself mostly on Black Friday Sales?

I managed to snag a few beauty deals and I’m patiently waiting for all he packages to arrive on time. I’m keeping my fingers and all my body parts crossed 😛

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Until the next one, stay BEAUTIFUL!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

Cover Girl Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation- Review

 

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I got this at the Dollar store for $3.00. Truth been said, I much prefer BB/CC creams but this Cover Girl Natureluxe in 315 Bamboo color looks appealing that I decided to pick this one and share my review with all of you here.

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This is a good foundation, it smells nice, applies evenly, and does not make sensitive skin break out. It lasts about the average time of a foundation, which is about 6-8 hours. This medium coverage foundation has a whipped texture which feels light on my skin, leaving me with a semi-dewy finish. It feels smooth and easy to apply and would be great if you’re beginners. I want to point it out that it’s definitely not a full coverage foundation if that’s what you’re looking.

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It has a slight scents and I believed it infused with cucumber water and jojoba extracts. I like the feel and like how it goes on. It feels feather light on skin with a nice dewy finish. Would be great for normal to dry skin person.

I know that this foundation had been discontinued by Cover Girl. I can’t be sure if you can still get this foundation at your drugstore on clearance, if it’s on sale then it’s worth the try. But honestly if it’s for $11.99 I definitely wouldn’t get it. In  my opinion, I think that it’s a little pricey for a drugstore product since you can get an equivalent quality or if not better coverage foundation compares to other drugstore counterpart foundations.

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I’m a happy bunny but I do think that those of you with oilier skin types who relied on this foundation might be disappointed.

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I can really feel the difference and it works so much better on my skin. It blends in much better whilst still keeping the coverage, just with a bit of added glow. Don’t get me wrong that I don’t like full coverage but when I have good skin days, I prefer wearing a lighter coverage formula.

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Overall, I think this is a good foundation, especially for people with normal to dry skin that aren’t sensitive to scents. Package is cute, practical and hygienic. I’ve dry complexion skin so wearing this foundation doesn’t make my face looks cakey. So yay!

Let me know if you’ve tried the new formula and what you think? Comment down below!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read. Stay Beautiful!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Schnapps Out Of It! OPI Nail Polish

 

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Today, I’m going to do one more Dollar store review on the OPI Nail Polish I picked up recently. I’ve put a link here if you missed the previous post (full review).

I’ll be starting my holiday wish list soon and to warm up the holiday spirit, I’m jumping into a intermediary nail polish color first. A shade which is not to bright or bold red yet 😉

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I had a drugstore brand OPI Nail Polish that I was in LOVE with. I bought this by eye for the color and it was perfect! The shade to review is this beautiful.  Schnapps Out Of It by OPI! 

For $3.00 at Dollar Store instead of $9.00 at a drugstore, I’m definitely loving the shade and the price lol! An epic deal, if you asked me.

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This is a brown/peachy/rosy color that’s almost a creme finish, with just a tiny bit of pearliness to it. To me, it looks like a pretty Terracotta shade which I really like. Net wt: 0.5 fl oz in a staple glass OPI bottle. I feel that it applies easily and has good opacity. It goes completely opaque when it’s in 1-2 coats and it dried easily and is not streaky. The formula applies evenly and wears well which is a big plus if you are rough on your hands. It lasts about 4-5 days on me (since I’m very hard on my nails) so I was well pleased.

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It’s a great color, but some might find it too mature or not the classic red for the Holiday but I want to try a warm up color for the season and “Just because …”. Glad to report in this review that I’ve been wearing OPI nail polish the past few times and everytime I wear it, I’m always reminded of how much I like this polish. 🙂

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Up closed picture of the tip applicator. It picked up the formula nicely and I’m going to mention it again, easy to blend.

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One coat of the nail polish and you can immediately see how opaque it was without top coat.

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The color is very neutral and can be worn at the office and anywhere without screaming ” I’m wearing nail polish!!”… It’s a good option if one is tired of wearing red or nude. It literally goes with everything! I fully recommend this product. As for me, I’ll totally repurchase this OPI nail polish again!

Which color nail polish are you rocking this Holiday? I love to hear your comments below.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. Stay Beautiful!

Sharon xoxo

 

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QUO Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

 

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First of all let me say, I absolutely love the QUO Eyeshadow Palettes. So much that I’ve been considering what other eye makeup looks I have tried that I can use this palette with. As you can tell if you’ve been following my blog post, eyeshadow is my territory (I don’t mean to brag!). I’m an eyeshadow junkie! Throw in a matte and I am totally sold.:D

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I like the black paper envelope to keep the palette from scratches and fingerprint smudges. The picture is gorgeous and so is the thin metal palette inside. The size is perfect for travel, does not take up much space at all.

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Behind this paper envelope you will find a list of the color shadows.

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I love this sleek metal case packaging and I feel that these overall are great matte eyeshadows. I would boast them as an amazing palette. Correct me if I’m wrong! I think everyone is a little tired of the cardboard packaging, so to have the brand step it up and give us some luxury, was a very welcomed change! There is a lot of newness that make me super excited, so let’s jump right in!

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Quo Smokey Eyeshadow Palette is available at Shoppers Drug Mart for $25.00 with net wt: 8 x 1.4g or at Pharmaprix (SDM is the name in Quebec)

Inside the palette are 8 matte eyeshadows pan that can make your hearts melt. There is a full size mirror on the lid and two double ended sponge applicators. I love the layout of  these color selections from light, midtone to dark shades.

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This is a predominantly light palette, with only a few darker shades. It has a mix of mostly pink and brown in this palette.

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Look at these colors! I’m in serious love here.

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I just wanted to point it out that Quo eyeshadows are excellent quality for their price (which is a bit higher than other drugstore brands). But if you just feel the texture, the powder was so finely milled, it literally feels smooth to the touch. And they feel very soft and smooth on the eyes.

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They have great staying power and don’t crease on the lid. I like the texture, blendability, and feel is right up my alley.

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My only complaint is that when swatching this palette, I wasn’t overly impressed at the bare skin results as shown below. This palette definitely needs primer, particularly for these matte shades. And that black is just sad, which makes me sad since I know QUO can do a great black shadow.

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Anyways, I tried them on the crease over the eye base and I’m pleased with the performance (the smokey eye makeup look would be available on my facebook and twitter posts). Don’t forget to connect!

All in all, this matte beauty met my expectation of a smokey palette. If neutral matte are your colour, definitely check it out next time Quo products are on sale 🙂 I recommend waiting for these to go on sale, as they periodically do. They’re well worth a try. Another drawback is that you can only get them at Shoppers!!!

What have you guys pick up lately for your Holiday Giveaway ? Don’t forget to leave your comments down below.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

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