Friday, January 5, 2018

Lancome Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow '302 Vibrant Violet': Review and SWATCH

Hi everyone!
I'm really excited to have more posts up of reviews and swatches of products I have in my collection!

As you all know, I've always been big on purple shadows, so I was pretty excited to try this one out from Lancome. It's a cream shadow in a pot, reminiscent of the Colourpop super shock shadows. With that quality in mind, I found myself really disappointed with this eyeshadow. For a cream shadow, it was pretty dry and almost crumbly or grainy, as you can see in the swatch.

It applies okay on the eyes, but you do have to use your fingers and it is not as easy to blend out as the Colourpop ones. 
Let me know what you want to see swatched next or recommend any products for me to review!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year, New Body: The 28 Day Reset Challenge

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had wonderful holidays and indulged in lots of delicious food and time with loved ones. It's just about that time where we need to get back to reality, and get cracking on all those New Year resolutions!

This year I really want to focus more on my diet and get back to working out (almost) as much as I did in the Summer. If you were following my blog this summer, I did the Blogilates Beginner 2.0 Calendar and did weekly check-ins.

I decided to start off the year, I would do the 28 Day Reset challenge (the video below will explain it a little better for you!), where for the next 28 days, I'll be cutting out dairy, gluten, added sugar, processed food and alcohol, along with 30 minutes of physical activity at least 6 times a week.

I'm really excited to get started and take my before/after pictures! I'm going to be officially starting tomorrow (we had lingering holiday guests and I didn't want to be the stick in the mud who refused all the desserts they brought by 😜). Just like the Beginner's Calendar, I'll be checking in here weekly to talk about my experience and how I'm feeling!

Comment down below if you want to join me!
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sample Sunday: Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence & Ultimate Moisture

So excited to be doing Sample Sunday's again because I really enjoy getting into my box of sample products and testing them out! I was really intrigued to try this one especially because
1) it was a 2 step product
2) it's a fairly expensive product
And considering I have super dry skin, anything claiming to boost moisture and quench my skin sounds pretty good to me!

I'll get straight to the point. I was left pretty disappointed by these products. Of course, it was only a sample, so I can't speak to it's long term abilities, so absolutely take what I say with a grain of salt. However I noticed that my skin absorbed the (generous) amount of product I applied within minutes and my face felt dry and as if I had nothing on it within minutes.

I'm sure being able to try this product for a few days would have more of an effect on me, but since I have very dry skin and like a moisturizer that makes an impact on my skin without needing to be reapplied multiple times (especially at this price!!), I don't think I'd consider purchasing the full size of this.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dry Skin Saviours: Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Clay Mask Review!

I'm always down for a good face mask and pampering session, but there's something about cold weather that makes face masks all the more enjoyable. 

A while back, Nip + Fab came out with a super great range of Kale products (yup, it's not just a super food for your stomach anymore!), and they're super hydrating, which is definitely what is ever so needed in the colder months. I've been getting a lot of use from the Kale Fix Clay Mask, which just might be my favourite from the range! 

This face mask was super pleasant. It has a slight, non overpowering scent, and a smooth creamy feel to it. You know you're getting lots of hydration while wearing it. I've been loving this lately, now that it's getting pretty cold over here and my skin is starting to get dryer than usual. 

I notice a difference in my skin with just one use; it's softer and more plump, which is exactly that I look for in my skincare. Definitely been loving this one lately!

What is your cold weather staple skin care? 


Note: This post contains press samples. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! 

Monday, November 27, 2017

An Update

Hey everyone! Long time no talk!
I apologize for being MIA for a couple months and thank you for your patience. I'm back!!

So what's been up with me?
I'm almost through with my first semester of University, which was a big change for me. I went from going to school 10 minutes from my home, to a fairy long commute. And not to mention the workload! So needless to say, I needed a little time to adjust.

Fear not, though! I've still been trying out a ton of new products and I've discovered a whole lot of good ones (and a few bad ones!) that I can't wait to review for you all! Just in time for the holidays and everything! 😄

So here are my questions for YOU!

1) Would you be interested in me doing Blogmas this year?

2) Would you be interested in reading some school/study related posts mixed in with my beauty content?

Let me know in the comments below!
Hope you're having a great start to your week!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday Swatches: Coastal Scents Hot Pot in 'Tuscany'

I'm back to swatching my single eyeshadows from Coastal Scents. The quality of these shadows never cease to amaze me. They're so buttery and creamy, with pigmentation you'd see from high end eyeshadows. 
 This shade in Tuscany is such a pretty warm terracotta shade. I love using this in the crease when I'm doing warm shimmery eye looks. It looks so pretty with gold on the lid!
More swatches from Coastal Scents to come! Do you own any single shadows from them?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dry Skin Saviours: Clinique All About Eyes Eye Cream

Hey everyone,
Continuing on with my top recommendations for dry skin, lets talk about one of my (and so many other people's) problem area: the under eye area.

I have very dry, dehydrated under eyes with dark circles, so I'm always on the hunt for an eye cream that can help that out.

This eye cream from Clinique is a godsend to those of us with dehydrated or dry under eyes. It applies like a gel consistency, and melts into your skin, feeling almost like an oil that your skin will just drink up.

I didn't notice it making a huge difference to my dark circles, but my under eyes were so much more hydrated. This also means my under eye concealer applied so much better and looked much less crease-y and cakey.

If you have dry skin, especially dry under eyes, this is one of the best eye creams I've used to date to fix that up ASAP.

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!