Archives for January 2017

Jan 30

My Last Week of Lipstick: Volume 1

Since 2017 started I have been pushing myself to try more of my makeup and use different items that I own. I know I have some of my favourites (like the Sweet Peach palette and ColourPop lipsticks) but I wanted to branch out and give all my makeup some equal love. One of the ways I have been able to do that is by changing my lipstick every day. No matter how rushed I am I always make sure to grab a different lippie every morning.

This started as an accident almost but by the end of a week I noticed I had a bunch of different lipsticks in my purse, which I wore that week. Since I really enjoyed doing the 16 lipsticks I found in my purse post I decided to start posting about these as well.

So now here we are with my first week in review. I am including little notes on each item and have swatches as well!

Here are all the lipsticks I wore last week!

Here are all the lipsticks I wore last week!

Check out my last week of lipsticks below!  [Read more…]

Jan 26

Using Up My Beauty and Skincare Samples (#ProjectPan)

Good morning beauties! Today I have a bit of a different post for you. I have decided that I really need to start using up my beauty and skincare samples so I laid them all out and am taking a mini inventory! I realize that I have a ton of products that are just sitting in my sample section, waiting to be used.

Sure, samples are great for travelling – but what if I don’t have anywhere to go? Instead of keeping these forever and letting them wait around I have decided to start using them now.

I know some of these beauty and skincare samples are items I already have used and like, but many are brand new to me. I don’t think I would want to be trying a new face mask or skin cream on a trip anyways, since it could react badly to my skin and end up making it worse. I would rather do my experimenting at home. The few ones I know I like and will use can wait for a trip since they take less space for packing, but anything new or unknown to me has to be used up at home. So far the only ones that I feel confident to travel with are the Smashbox primers and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I also think I could wing it with the mini Urban Decay Lipstick and Sephora eyeliner pencil since those are pretty generic and I can work with any shade.

Tons of beauty and skincare samples I am going to start using up!

Tons of beauty and skincare samples I am going to start using up!

These photos are what is left of my samples after a mini purge – I set aside a bunch of masks and skincare for my mom and best friend, and took out any foundations that were not my shade. Check out the long list below of all the beauty and skincare samples that I decided to keep.

I tried to organize in a top to bottom/left to right listing so it should be pretty simple to follow along!

Beauty and Skincare Samples Pictured Above:

  • Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Moisturizer
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (x4)
  • Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo
  • Sephora Contour Eye Pencil: Suede Shoes
  • Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup Foundation: Silk Sable
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation: Sable and Light Beige
  • Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
  • Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer
  • Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-tanning Face Oil
  • Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask: Vanilla Apricot
  • Urban Decay Vice Lipstick: Venom
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid: Peach and Green
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
  • Sephora 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation: Beige and Walnut
  • The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
  • The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow: Matt Kumar
  • Murad Instamatte Oil Control Mask
More beauty samples to start using up!

More beauty samples to start using up!

An open shot of the beauty samples

An open shot of the beauty samples

Beauty Samples Pictured Above:

  • Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eyecolor: Mist, Magnolia, and Purple Dawn
  • Make Up For Ever HD Blush: 410
  • Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick: Raspberry Sorbet, Coral Tulip, Red Prodige, and Redwood
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner: Black Ink and Steel Ink
  • Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick: Red Door, Pretty Pink, and Neoclassic

Almost all of these are the samples I get from Sephora orders and some have been sitting around for nearly 6 months. A few items are from subscription boxes and they just snuck in here accidentally, since I usually keep those in separate sections.

I am really excited to start using these up and look forward to trying some new beauty and skincare items. This is kind of a mini start to a panning challenge or#projectpan as I always see on Instagram. I have no idea how long this will take me or if I will discover any new favourites, but I will be keeping you posted along the way! Wish me luck to start making some serious progress on these beauty and skincare samples!

Jan 23

The Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette

Today I have another Christmas present to talk about – the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette. This is another palette, just like the Sweet Peach one, that I have been waiting months for and was super hard to get for me. I could not find it anywhere in Canada but somehow my amazing BF got it online and surprised me for Christmas.

The Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette is adorable!

The Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette is adorable!

The Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette has nine eye shadows in it, with three in larger pans and six smaller ones. The whole idea of this palette is inspired by the single shade called Peanut Butter in Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette. I happen to have that one as well (my first ever Too Faced palette) and I can see why this shade sparked a whole palette of it’s own.

Let’s see the shadows in the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette!  [Read more…]

Jan 16

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip 2017

As you may know by now, I really like the Sephora Favorites Lip sets. I have the Give Me Some Bold Lip, Give Me Some Lip and Liner, and the Give Me Some Lip set from 2016. I really have enjoyed all of these sets and love getting to try multiple brands and lip products for one price. Today I will be showing you the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip 2017 set, which just came out a few days ago.

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip set

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip set

As usual this set comes with a mix of full size and deluxe mini size products. This time around the full size items were an Urban Decay Vice lipstick and an Estee Edit Lip Liner. Both items were very intriguing to me, and made this set worth the price tag. For $33 Canadian I got two full size and four deluxe mini lip items, and the full size ones alone are worth $21 and $24 respectively, so they make the set worth it.

Let’s take a look at what comes in the Give Me Some Nude Lip set!

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Jan 10

Swatches of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Today I have swatch photos of the adorable Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette which I talked about yesterday. I am so into this palette and every time I see it or play with the shadows I fall more in love with it. I am thrilled that I finally have it.

I love the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

I love the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette!

For swatching I divided the 18 eye shadows into groups of 6 shades and that seemed to work well by the way the palette way organized. I had the lightest ones one the left, the mid-tone ones in the middle group, and the darkest 6 hues on the right side. I liked looking at them in groups and it helped me see a few combinations I want to work with. I didn’t notice right off the bat but the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette definitely has a wide variety of dark and light shades.

Take a look at the swatch photos below!  [Read more…]

Jan 9

I Finally Got The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

It’s finally here! I have been waiting months to get the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette and I finally got it as an early Christmas gift from my awesome BF. I missed the original release many months ago and have eagerly been waiting for this palette to come back, which it finally did last week. I have been obsessively checking my tracking code all week and finally got the package in my mailbox. I am so excited and thrilled to finally have this yummy palette to play with!

The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

The Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette is scented like peach candy and honestly it smells exactly like it. I also own the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette which was amazing and smells like the yummiest chocolate. I was so unsure about the scent of both palettes and wondered if it was really accurate or noticeable but once I smelled it for myself I understood all the hype. They both smell super accurate and super delicious! I love fuzzy peach candy and peaches and peach tea, so the Sweet Peach scent is perfect for me.

Let’s see some more photos!  [Read more…]