Showing posts with label mascara. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mascara. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What I Got At The L'Oreal Private Sale!!

Hello there!
So I decided to do a collective post on all the things that I got a few weeks ago at the L'Oreal Private Sale! I'm so excited about all these products because
1) I love a good sale
2) I love getting new makeup
I've already had a chance to try almost all of these products, so if you'd like a review of anything, please let me know down below in the comments!

So without further ado, here is what I got!

  • Nyx lipsticks in: 

and Haute Melon

  • Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads in Luminous Lilacs, Velvet Crush and Electric Blue 

  • Maybelline "The Brights" eyeshadow palette
  • L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Hollywood Icon
  • Maybelline Define-a-lash Waterproof Mascara
  • Maybelline Real Impact! by Great Lash Mascara in Very Black 
  • Nyx Baked Shadow in Euphoria 
  • L'Oreal Visible Lift CC Eye Concealer
  • Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser- Dark Spot Concealer and Treatment
  • Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation
  • L'Oreal Visible Lift Cream Blush

I also got a Garnier Intensive Treatment Skin Renew Dark Spot Tissue Mask, which I'm very excited to give a try and perhaps review! (I also bought a couple Essie nail polishes which I didn't include in the photos but I figured I'd give a little shout out anyway)...

That's everything I got at the Spring 2016 L'Oreal Private Sale! I left with quite a nice haul and I'm really excited to give all of these a spot in my makeup routine!

Once again, please let me know if there are any products you'd like a full review/swatches of! I will be doing more in depth posts on many of these!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Too Faced 'Better Than Sex" Mascara Review!

I can sum up this mascara in 2 words: Holy Grail. Of course, you're all here for a full review of it, so I'll give you more than just two words.

I first tried this mascara a little over a year ago when I got a mini sized one with the Too Faced "Everything Nice' limited edition holiday palette and I fell in love. It is the best mascara if you want dramatic, fuller and longer lashes.

I've tried many mascaras and they all promise to both add length and volume, but usually only manage one. This mascara actually does both. I notice my lashes are noticeably thicker and longer. My makeup looks are so so much more dramatic and pretty when I use this mascara, I swear by it.

It is not a waterproof formula (I'm not sure if it comes in a waterproof formulation at all) but that was not a problem. I never had any issues with smudging or even black raccoon eyes in the rare occasion I shed a tear or sweat. (of course, you will get some nice black raccoon eyes if you shower with it on, duh). It also does not flake on me at all, it goes on and stays on perfectly.

Another great thing I've noticed about it is that it doesn't clump too much if you add additional coats. To be honest, I find that if you really take your time and work your first coat in, you don't even need a second or third, but in the occasion that I wanted extra drama, it went on very well.

It is $30 CAD which is a bit steep for a mascara but this stuff is so great, I would gladly spend a bit extra for it. It also does have your money's worth of product in the tube, so if you use it every day, you will definitely have it for a while.

Finally, while this isn't the most important of things (but it definitely helps!), the packaging is sooooo cute. Too Faced is known for their pretty packaging and this one feels so luxurious to me. It is sleek and pink and metal which gives it a nice, satisfying weight to it.

So yeah, this was definitely a huge contender in my 2015 favourites and I intend to continue loving it in 2016!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Drugstore Haul!!!

Hey everyone! I did a bit of makeup shopping at the drugstore today and I thought it'd be fun to share my purchases with you all!

Firstly, there some truly amazing sales going on so I definitely encourage you to go check out your nearest drugstores and hopefully find some great deals like I did! Secondly, this may not be the most interesting haul in the world (1. I'm on a budget and 2. I mainly focused on eye and lip products) but I'm so excited with my new purchases!!!

What I got:
-Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara
-Maybelline the Falsies Flared Mascara
-Marcelle Kohl Eyeliner in Black
-Annabelle Smudge Liner eyeliner in Wahine Blue
-Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsick in Sugar Plum
-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wine With Everything (Pearl Finish)
-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Violet Frenzy (Pearl Finish)
-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Plum Velour (Shine finish)
-Nyx High Voltage Lipstick in Wine & Dine
-Nyx High Voltage Lipstick in Tiara

I'm so excited to give these a try. I purposefully chose a few lipsticks with a pearl finish because I have a feeling those are really going to be big this year. I love the pearl/metallic range Lime Crime has put out this season but I'm not a huge fan of the brand itself so I'm looking for similar products elsewhere! Hopefully these come out nice!

I will try all these out and report back if any of them are great! (or really really bad).
Hoping you're all having a great 2016!

Maybelline 'Lash Sensational' Mascara Review

If you're looking for a mascara that can lengthen your lashes significantly, but also keep them looking natural, then this is the mascara you've been looking for.

There was a lot of hype surrounding this mascara, and I've often been disappointed when giving into the hype so I avoided it for a while. However, I recently ran out of my trusty 'Better Than Sex' mascara and it was on sale, so I decided to buy it and give it a try.

I can honestly say that this product is SO worth the hype. I like using this mascara on a daily basis when I want my lashes to look longer and like they have a little something there, but not over-the-top. It doesn't flake or smudge at all, which I love. I use the regular, non-waterproof formula, but I haven't had any issues with that. I find that the formula is pretty wet, but once it dries, it looks great and doesn't smudge.

I do find that it's not the most buildable mascara and it tends to clump a bit on me if I add extra coats, but if I take my time and really work it in with the first coat, a second one really isn't necessary. Also, the curved wand is really awesome. I use the shorter part for the roots of my lashes for body and thickness and the longer part for the tips to add length.

As far as drugstore mascara goes, this product is fantastic. I would definitely recommend this for an every day mascara.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

July Favourites!

Happy August everyone! Here's what I loved this month! There isn't much, since I've mostly been using the same things I loved from June, but there are a few new things! Enjoyyy!


Maybelline 'The Colossal Volum Express' mascara
This mascara is wonderful. I picked it up after not having used it in a while, after I ran out of my Too Faced 'Better Than Sex' mascara so it had some big shoes to fill, but I honestly have grown to love this one so much. Its not the most volumizing of mascaras that I've used, but it really lengthens your lashes in a way that looks very natural, almost to the point that you look like your wearing false lashes. Its so great!

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 'Elusive'
This is my go-to lip colour when I'm going out in the summer. Its so cute and summery, I honestly love wearing it. The lasting power is surprisingly long and even though its matte, it doesn't cling to any creases or dry patches on your lips. I would recommend exfoliating your lips before using a matte lip product, but if you're running late or just want something to pop on your lips, I wouldnt worry too much about this one. A must have for everyone.


Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun lotion
I've been spending more time in the sun this month and its finally gotten really hot and sunny here in Canada. After spending some time outside in the sun, I love to use this product. It has everything you could ever want. It smells incredible, it contains aloe which is so soothing and cooling to the skin, and it has ribbons on moisturizer which keeps your skin nice and soft. I'm leaving for vacation in a couple weeks and this is the first thing I'm packing in my bag!


Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
This was such a sweet, interesting read. If you're looking for a lighthearted page-turner to read by the pool or on the beach, this is it. I have a full review on my book blog, which you can read here. I highly recommend it!

Nike Free 5.0 running shoes 
I bought a new pair of running shoes, and I am so in love with them, its almost ridiculous. I have never worn a more comfortable and supportive shoe in my life. Plus, they're bright pink. Whats not to love? The picture truly does not do them justice.

I had my eye on this cute little bag and to my surprise, it was on sale for 50% off, so obviously I couldn't resist... I've been using this so often, especially on days when I would normally take a purse but have a few extra things that would either make it too heavy or wouldn't fit. Its so pretty and it just might be my favourite purchase of the month (along with my Nikes of course!)

What did you guys love this month? Let me know!