Archives for December 2017

Dec 21

25 Days of Beauty: 11 to 15

Today we have the third set of products from my 25 Days of Beauty Made-Up Advent Calendar! I have been posting a product everyday on Instagram that I really love, use often, or otherwise want to feature this month. I post them in groups of 5 over here so that I can go into more detail and give mini reviews of each item.

Quo Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray

Today we have items 11 to 15 from my 25 Days of Beauty, which means we have passed the halfway point! Let’s take a look at this group of products!

Day 11) Quo Cosmetics Make-Up Setting Spray: This setting spray is my go-to pick for making my makeup look more like skin. I think it gives a great natural finish and it helps lock my look in place all night.

Day 12) Bite Beauty Multistick in shade Mochi: I love this little multistick even though I tend to use it mainly on my lips. It does work as a nice cream blush if you blend it out, but my favourite way to wear it is to dab it onto my lips using my finger, and blend it out for a softer look. This method helps it stay on like a stain and I get so many hours of wear with this soft matte lip colour.

Bite Beauty Multistick in shade Mochi

Day 13) Charmed Aroma Mango Coconut Body Butter: I love the scent of this and I love the formula too! It’s so creamy and softening, and leaves my skin feeling extremely supple. I use this all over and love the tropical smell it leaves. It also came with a ring which was super fun!

Charmed Aroma Mango Coconut Body Butter

Day 14) Tarte Cosmetics Make Believe In Yourself Eyeshadow Palette: This palette is so shimmery and beautiful for the holidays. I love using these shadows for a night out, and I find them very creamy to work with. This may be more of a special occasion palette as opposed to everyday, but I do use it quite often for evening looks.

Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Palette

Day 15) L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Lacque and Le Matte Lipsticks in shades 201 Lacque-y Charm and 106 Mad For Matte: I use both of these lipsticks so frequently that I am surprised there is anything left in them. I absolutely love the shade Lacque-y Charm and it is a gorgeous everyday rosy hue. It glides on super smoothly and has a glossy, creamy formula that isn’t tacky or sticky at all. Mad For Matte is also very smooth and not drying at all. It’s a great matte red that isn’t too thick, isn’t crumbly, and is super opaque.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Lacque and Le Matte lipsticks


Lacque-y Charm (top) and Mad for Matte (bottom)

So there you go, products 11 to 15 from my 25 Days of Beauty Made Up Advent Calendar! Drop by again soon for the next 5 items!

Dec 14

25 Days of Beauty: The Next Five

Julep Blank Canvas Mattifying Primer

I recently posted about my first five products I picked for my own little beauty advent calendar for 25 Days of Beauty, and today I have the next five items. I already posted these on Instagram but this gives me a little more room to expand on the items and why I chose them. Let’s jump right into it!

Day 6) Julep Beauty Blank Canvas Mattifying Treatment Primer: I love how smooth and creamy this primer feels. It is super soft to apply and makes mys kin feel baby soft, and it keeps some of my shine away. It doesn’t get rid of it entirely, but it definitely helps the longevity of my makeup and keeping my T zone less shiny through the day and night.

Day 7) 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Face Mask: This mask helps to purify and detoxify skin, and I love the peel-off method. It leaves my skin feeling clear and refreshed.

7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Day 8) Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation: I absolutely love this foundation, for so many reasons! It has a great colour match for me (Sand) and has a lovely formula, matte finish, and yummy peachy scent. I really like this foundation and feel like it lasts for hours and hours while still looking good and controlling my shiny skin.

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation

Day 9) China Glaze Nail Polish in shade Snow Globe: This one of my favourite holiday/Winter nail polishes to use. I love the iridescent flakes of glitter and it looks amazing over all kinds of colours. It lasts for such a long time without chips and is an easy way to amp up a holiday manicure for a more festive look.

China Glaze shade Snow Globe

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops

Day 10) The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops (Darkening): These darkening drops have been so helpful to me when a foundation is slightly off. I use this with a few different formulas and it never seems to alter the foundation, and it really works to help adjust a shade to suit my skin depending on the season.

These five products have been stand-out items in my collections and I wanted to include them in my own beauty advent calendar for my 25 Days of Beauty. There seemed to be quite a few face products in this batch. Have you tried any of these items? Leave a comment and let me know!

Dec 11

25 Days of Beauty: The First Five

For the month of December I decided to do a 25 Days of Beauty challenge on my Instagram, kind of like my own made-up advent calendar. I would pick one item from my makeup collection to talk about per day, just to share a quick photo and sentence or two about it. After the first few days I realized I had more to say about some of the products, so I decided to compile a blog post per week, to go over the products in a more detailed way.

For this 25 Days of Beauty I had no particular order in mind. I chose items I either just purchased and was excited about, or things I have has for a while and been really loving. It’s a mix of eyes, lips, nails, and anything in between!

Let’s get started with the first 7 products from my 25 Days of Beauty challenge!

Day 1) Essence Cosmetics Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in shade 03: This lipstick is a gorgeous rosy hue and it has such a creamy formula. It applied in one swipe and had great pigmentation, and was a comfortable matte feeling. It lasted for a long time and I love the colour as an everyday shade that isn’t too light.

Essence Cosmetics Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in shade 03

Essence Cosmetics Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in shade 03

Swatch of Essence Cosmetics Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in shade 03

Swatch of Essence Cosmetics Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in shade 03

Day 2) Catrice Cosmetics Highlighting Powder in shade Champagne Campaign: This was from my August Ipsy Glam Bag and I have been really enjoying it since then. I love the light golden tone, and it isn’t too deep, dark, or intense.

Catrice Cosmetics Highlighting Powder

Catrice Cosmetics Highlighting Powder

Day 3) Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Face Oil: This one is actually empty now, but it was my go-to facial oil for a lovely summer glow. I used it often throughout the summer and also in Fall when I wanted a little bit of a glowy boost on no-makeup days. I did see a difference with it and felt that it gave my face a sun-kissed look, and I am planning to repurchase it for next summer.

Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold

Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold

Day 4) Lush Cosmetics Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion: I love the scent of this and find it so nice and relaxing to put on my hands before bed, however I don’t find any difference in how I sleep or how quickly I fall asleep. I didn’t expect it to just magically knock my out cold so I am not really disappointed, and I do enjoy the soothing lavender smell to end my evenings.

LUSH Sleepy Lotion

LUSH Sleepy Lotion

Day 5) Tarte Cosmetics Lifted Sweatproof Mascara: I actually really love this mascara for a daily look. I don’t wear it for working out so I can’t comment on the sweatproof factor, but it does give my lashes such a lovely fluffy, light, wispy style. I use this so often and am almost done the mini size, so I am planning to get a full size in the future.

Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara

Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara

That’s it for my first five days of the 25 Days of Beauty I started on Instagram. I will be back soon with the next batch, and continuing throughout the month until we cover all 25 products.