Monday, 31 July 2017

Quo Summer 2017 Collection - Review, Swatches, and Look

♫ When I met you in the summer, to my heartbeat sound... 

quo summer 2017 brush set bronzer eyeshadow sunset eyes swatches review

Quo is always on the ball as far as releasing a new collection every season.  This is their summer 2017 collection.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Lip Swatch Saturday - Dose of Colors 'Dark Secrets'

When I went to New York City last year for IMATS New York I made it a point to check out the store, "Ricky's NYC".

dose of colors dark secrets swatches comparison dupe

The Ricky's that I went to had a bunch of their Dose of Colors stock on sale for 50% off, so I had to pick up a lipstick, right?  I didn't even know that Dose had made solid lipsticks, as I had always known them to make liquid lipsticks.  But I was told that solid lipsticks was actually one of the first products that Dose's released - cool!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Velour "Live In Lashes" Pop-Up Toronto Event + GIVEAWAY

Hey Toronto peeps - whatcha doing this weekend?

If you're a fan of falsies, come check out the "Live In Lashes" Pop-Up Event hosted by Velour Lashes!

Monday, 24 July 2017

Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick Collection - Review, Swatches, and Looks

While I am not shy in saying that my fave matte lipsticks are the Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Mattes, I'm not afraid to try out another brand's take on matte lipsticks.

essence matt matt matt lipstick review swatches

Today I'm talking about the Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipsticks.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Lip Swatch Saturday - Kylie Cosmetics 'Posie K'

Inspired by "Swatch Sunday" by Chelle of Makeup Your Mind, I bring you "Lip Swatch Saturday".

 kylie cosmetics matte liquid lipstick posie k swatches comparison dupe colourpop dose of colors wet n wild

My lipstick collection is slowly getting out of control, so in an effort to keep track of it all, I'll be doing a post every Saturday featuring a lipstick from my stash.  Each post will include the lipstick, a lip swatch, a face shot, and an arm swatch comparison.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lip Swatch Survival Kit

As my lipstick collection has grown over the past few years, my favourite type of post has quickly become lip swatch posts.  But when I'm swatching an entire collection in one sitting, my lips can really go through the ringer.

lip swatch survival kit milani remover too faced sweet peach oil sigma l06 tarte lip scrub burts bees pomegranate

These are the products that you'll find attached to my hip, during a lipstick swatch-fest.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

FOREO Espada - Review

Because I have to stay away from any acne-treating creams due to skin allergies, it's a rarity that I get to review acne products.

foreo espada review

But when I was learning about the FOREO Espada, I figured that I'd be the perfect guinea pig, because it's cream-free, and therefore my skin probably wouldn't freak out.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Bodycology 'Creamy Vanilla' Moisturizing Body Wash, Moisturizing Body Cream, and Fragrance Mist - Information

My first ever retail job was at Bath and Body Works.  I worked there for about four years, and during those four years fancied myself a bodycare product aficionado.

bodycology creamy vanilla bodycare

And since I worked there for so long, I grew kind of tired of the products.  So I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for bodycare products that come from a different store than the one that I lived in during university.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

OGX Lavender Luminescent Platinum Shampoo & Conditioner - Review

For bottle blondes like myself, purple shampoos are an absolute necessity.

OGX Lavender Luminescent Platinum Shampoo & Conditioner - Review

And since I can't stand when my hair leans red/orange, I *need* the purple shampoo to tone down the brassy tones.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Tartelette Tease Palette - Review, Swatches, and Looks

My Tarte epiphany happened a few months ago when I tried their 'Maneater' palette (review HERE).  I had used a fair amount of their products before (Shape Tape, Sephora birthday gift, and so on) and been quite happy with them, not only because of the result, but because their products are made with naturally-derived ingredients (which meant that my skin probably wouldn't freak out in allergic reactions upon use).

tartelette tease review swatches

But after I tried the Maneater palette, I was completely and utterly sold.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Face of the Day - Modern Renaissance

During a trip to Ulta a few months ago, I swatched the Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Modern Renaissance' palette - I finally understood the hype.

anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance fotd

I immediately knew that it would be my next makeup purchase.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Tweezerman Rose Gold Classic Lash Curler - Review, Before & After

Ever since I busted the pad on my beloved Revlon eyelash curler, I had been in the market for a new curler.

tweezerman rose gold eyelash curler review before and after

The things that I look for in an eyelash curler are: a firm pad (I go pretty hard when it comes to pumping the curler, and when the pad is soft my lashes get stuck in it), something that catches my outer lashes, and something opens up wide enough for me to comfortably fit my lashes inside.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Tarte Clay Stick Foundation in 'Fair Neutral' - Review, Comparison Swatches, Before & After

Recently Tarte released their version of a stick foundation.

tarte clay stick foundation review swatches before and after fair neutral

It comes in 12 shades, and has a big selection for the lighter shades, which was music to my ears, seeing how it's not uncommon for a brand's lightest shade to still be a bad shade match for me.