Archives for May 2016

May 30
2016

Review: CoverGirl Plumpify Blast Pro Mascara

After falling in love with the recent CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick launch I knew my next post would have to be this one. A while ago I bought the CoverGirl Plumpify Blast Pro Mascara and although the brush looks pretty intimidating I was dying to try it. I didn’t pull out a protractor to measure the claim of 50% more volume, but this mascara really did deliver on long, lush lashes.

The unique brush of the CoverGirl Plumpify Blast Pro Mascara

The unique brush of the CoverGirl Plumpify Blast Pro Mascara

The CoverGirl Plumpify Blast Pro Mascara has one of the funkiest brushes you will ever see. It is super stiff and has all kinds of turns and angles which can be dangerous when working so close to your eyes. I have poked myself once or twice with this wand but if you are careful with it you can work magic. Like I said, it is is super stiff and the bristles are hard plastic, but they divide and conquer lashes with ease. I got tons of length and definition with this funky wand and I really love the result.

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May 28
2016

Julep Pepper Zebra Print Nail Art

I recently got my May Julep Maven box and I really loved all of the polishes I got in it, especially this gorgeous cornflower blue with silver shimmer called Pepper. You can see photos of all 6 polishes I got in the box in my post, but today I am focusing on Pepper alone. I did some really fun stamping to get this Julep Pepper zebra print nail art look and I am really happy with it.

The incredible shade of Julep Pepper, a lovely cornflower blue with multidimensional shimmer

The incredible shade of Julep Pepper, a lovely cornflower blue with multidimensional shimmer

Pepper has quickly become one of my all-time favourite nail polish shades. It has an incredible multidimensional silver shimmer to it that looks like flecks of metal. The flecks are super tiny so they blend in seamlessly and create a really unique look. The colour is a gorgeous blue/indigo/purple hue that catches the light in a bunch of different ways. It was super hard to photograph this right because it really does look different in all lighting. Sometimes it leans more blue or purple, and other times it has an almost holographic quality to it. I enjoyed wearing Pepper alone for a a few days before I did my Julep Pepper zebra print nail art.

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May 26
2016

Yes, I have over 500 bottles of nail polish…

When I say I am obsessed with nail polish I really mean it. I know it sounds crazy (and yes, I know it kind of is) but I own over 500 bottles of nail polish. Each and every one is a different colour, finish, and style. They may look like twenty of the same red polish to everyone else but I can tell them all apart.

Since it would take a lot of space on my floor to show you all of my polishes I decided to start by showing one brand at a time. Today I have my Zoya polishes to show you, which I arranged in a cute little rainbow arrangement. This is almost all of the Zoya ones I own, but a few of them didn’t make the photo. I recently moved cities and everything is in boxes all over the place so I have a few stray polishes that didn’t make it in the first trip, but this pretty much sums up my Zoya collection. There are 35 pictured here and Zoya is one of the brands I own the least of because it is harder to get in Canada.

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May 21
2016

Review: CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in the shade Cat Call

I was really excited about the new CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick collection when I first heard about it. Since then I have seen so many photos, swatches, and even videos on the CoverGirl Snapchat and I have been even more excited about these new lipsticks. This Katy Perry lipstick line has super bold shades with a demi-matte finish and they are all really pretty colours.

Close up of the CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call

Close up of the CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call

I finally got around to picking one up and I am in love with it already. The shade, the formula, and the clean white packaging make this CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick one of my new favourites for Spring! The colours totally suit the pop star style of Katy Perry and the cat related names are super cute too!

The CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call

The CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call

I love the white rectangular tube of this lipstick. It is super clean and neat and I love that it is different from all my other lipsticks. The CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick tubes are bold and edgy but still chic and classic, which is fitting with Katy Perry behind the collection. CoverGirl has had some pretty great celebrity lines in recent years and the CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick line is no exception.

The CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call

The CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call

The shade I bought is Cat Call and I chose it because it was different than my dark berry shades I have been reaching for lately. I am a huge fan of berry lips and have been loving lipsticks like the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor lately, but for the warm weather I wanted to lighten up. The shade I picked, Cat Call, is a warm mid-tone pink shade. It appears lighter in my swatch than it does in the tube, but the tube shade is actually more accurate. I had a lot of sunlight when I took my swatch photo.

The CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call

The CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call

Swatch of the CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Cat Call

Swatch of the CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Cat Call

The demi-matte formula is amazing and it is super creamy without being to heavy or thick. My lipstick lasted for around 6 hours without fading or smudging, and it didn’t dry my lips out after so many hours of wear. I only needed one swipe to apply since these lipsticks are very opaque.

I really like the CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte lipstick in Cat Call so I think I might have to pick up another shade or two next time I go to Shopper’s Drug Mart!

May 20
2016

Too Faced Sweeter Side of Sexy Set ft. the yummy Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

A while back Too Faced had a really neat deal happening on the Home Shopping Network. It was the Too Faced Sweeter Side of Sexy Set and it included some great products for a good price deal. I was so excited about it and was so sad when I found out it was only for US shipping. Luckily through a connection of my Mom’s I was able to order the set to her house in the US and she brought it to me on her next visit.

All four products I got in the Too Faced Sweeter Side of Sexy Set

All four products I got in the Too Faced Sweeter Side of Sexy Set

This set was a great score for me and I am thrilled with each item it included. I got 16 new eye shadows in an adorable chocolate scented palette, an incredible mascara that is known worldwide, long-lasting eye shadow primer, and the cutest heart shaped blush – all for the price of one palette!

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May 16
2016

I have 11 mascaras to talk about today

I recently had a big beauty cleanup and found 11 mascaras that I no longer use or are well past their expiration. Some of these I haven’t touched in a long time and others I used up diligently until they were empty. These 11 mascaras are from a variety of brands and have been some of the most popular mascaras in the past few years. Lately I have been loving the Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess Volume Mascara but before that I was playing around with any number of these 11 mascaras on any given day.

Out of these 11 mascaras there are four Maybelline ones, two CoverGirl ones, and a Rimmel London, Tarte, Sephora Collection, New York Color, and L’Oreal Paris one. In terms of mascara I do usually tend to look at Maybelline brand, but recently have found great formulas with Rimmel London, Essence Cosmetics, and L’Oreal Paris.

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May 13
2016

Julep Maven May 2016 nail polish subscription box review

Guess what time it is again? Time to take a look at what I got in my Julep Maven May 2016 box! This month I got three polishes in the box and added on another trio for $12. I couldn’t resist the pretty shades and I was having a hard time choosing ones for my box so I splurged and got the extras. They were at a great price since usually one polish is $11-$14 so getting a trio was a total deal!

Nail polishes in my Julep Maven May 2016 box

Nail polishes in my Julep Maven May 2016 box

The Julep Maven May 2016 box was all about the Rainbow Bright collection which focused on shimmery iridescent polishes. You can see them all here. Out of the whole set I got three of them: Regina, Francine, and my favourite one – Pepper.

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May 11
2016

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

Today I want to talk about the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor. I got this a while back and have been consistently reaching for it for a perfect lip colour.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in the shade HD Addiction

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in the shade HD Addiction

First of all I love the packaging of this product. The matte tube is amazing and the shape is super cute. It looks different than all of the other lip products I own. It’s chic and modern looking and the frosted tube with the silver lid makes it look really neat. I also like the wand it comes with and the formula is super light, moisturizing, and soft. It is creamy and airy and it goes on super smoothly without being heavy or drying, even after multiple hours of wear. 

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May 9
2016

ImPress Press On Manicure: Boogie Down

Have you ever tried the ImPress Press On Manicure fake nails? I have never been a fan of fake nails and would never get them at a salon, but these drugstore ones are incredible. I only use them when I have a particularly bad break or need to have perfect nails for an event, but I always have a few boxes in my closet for those times. The ImPress Press On Manicure comes in a huge variety of colours, patterns, and different styles so you are sure to find a set to suit your mood.

ImPress Press On Manicure

ImPress Press On Manicure

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May 7
2016

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Swatches

Yesterday I showed you a quick look at the stunning Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette that I got for only $17 and am super in love with. Today I want to show you all twelve of the gorgeous shadows in this palette and talk about some of my favourites.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

The eye shadows in the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette range in shades and finishes. There are some matte finishes, some shimmer, and some satin. The shades include light highlight colours and dark smoky ones, and the overall variety is great for both daytime and evening eye makeup looks.

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