Archives for January 2018

Jan 17
2018

Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set

Today I have a mini set of Fenty Beauty products to show you. This is the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set, which includes a mini size of the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in the shade Hu$tla Baby and the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in the shade Fenty Glow. I was very curious about both of these items so this mini duo was a great way to try them out without breaking the bank.

The Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set

The Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set

Fenty Beauty has been getting a lot of notice since it launched, and many people seem to love both of these products. I had heard the highlight was great and that the lip gloss was super flattering, so I was very excited to check this out.

I have to say I do love the packaging of both items in the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set. I love the angular shape and the simple chic look. The Gloss Bomb is in a really neat tube and I like that I can see so much of the product. It has a very large wand as well which is nice, and the packaging looks luxurious. The hexagon highlighter packaging is really neat too and I like the simple white, cool shape, and edgy lettering.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter and Gloss Bomb

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter and Gloss Bomb

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$tla Baby

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$tla Baby

In the pan the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter has a peachy hue to it, but in my swatch it comes out more champagne. I like it a lot and think it is a pretty shade, but for all the hype I had been hearing I was expecting something to blow me away. It’s a nice highlighter and I will definitely use it, but it is much more wearable and everyday than I thought it might be. That isn’t a bad thing so I am still glad I got it in the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set.

Swatches of the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$tla Baby and Gloss Bomb in shade Fenty Glow

Swatches of the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in shade Hu$tla Baby and Gloss Bomb in shade Fenty Glow

The Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer was really lovely. It smells like the Too Faced Lip Injection gloss – a fruity strawberry scent. It has some shimmer and a really pretty neutral colour, which is meant to look good on everyone. I do think it looked good on me (I have worn it a few days now) but even in photos on Sephora’s site it looks practically clear on the models. It has some shimmery flecks which I loved, and gave my lips a really beautiful full look, but it has very little actual colour to it. It’s a gorgeous gloss or topper for sure, and I love the smooth and light formula, but again it didn’t wow me like I had hoped.

Overall the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Set was a nice way to try out two popular products, and I am glad that I purchased it. Both items were much more toned down than I had expected, but they are good quality items and products I did like, so I will continue wearing both. I think I was expecting Rihanna level glam when in reality these are more like go-to everyday basics.

Jan 9
2018

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit

OMG look what I have! It’s the brand new Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit! If you read my blog you know how much I love the lip kits, and I think I have almost every single one from the past few years. I love the opportunity to get mini sizes and try different brands for one reasonable price. These kits has some great variety and I have loved a lot of the past ones, so of course I has to pick up this new one.

The new Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit

The new Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit

This kit has 3 deluxe mini size lip products and 2 full-size ones. Many of the past kits in the lip shaped box have had 6 items total but this one only has 5. They are different brands and some more unique items, so maybe that was a reason for the change. This kit also comes in a different box, which is kind of cute. I do love the lip shaped ones I have but this little box is a nice way to switch it up. Either way I am very excited about the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit!

Let’s see what’s inside!

All 5 items in the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit

All 5 items in the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit

The Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit has the following 5 products included:

  • 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Snobby
  • 0.07 oz/ 2 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Night Mauves
  • 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte in XO, Vlada
  • 0.21 oz/ 6 g treStiQue Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry
  • 0.035 oz/ 1 g Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Candy Venom

The full size products are the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon and the Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte. I was super curious about the Marc Jacobs one since a crayon format liquid lipstick just seems so contradictory I had to fond out what it was all about.

I was thrilled to see a Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in this kit, since that is one product I have had my eye on for a while. I wasn’t ready to shell out $23 for a full size one but to have a mini in this kit was perfect. I have also never tried anything by Fenty Beauty yet, so this will be neat to check out a mini Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick.

Take a look at the swatches of the 5 lip products included in the kit!

Swatches from bottom to top: Trestique, Marc Jacobs, Fenty, Smashbox, Huda Beauty

Swatches from bottom to top: Trestique, Marc Jacobs, Fenty, Smashbox, Huda Beauty

I felt a little minty tingle with the Trestique balm, and it has a nice soft light shade. The Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Crayon is insanely smooth and creamy. It just glides on and felt so good, and it was very opaque. The Fenty matte lipstick was also very opaque and had such a nice bold colour with a one-swipe formula. The Smashbox lipstick is very metallic but the matte finish makes it more wearable, and the Huda Beauty strobe is just stunning. The flecks of pink and gold in it are amazing and it truly is a unique and gorgeous lip topper.

Another shot of swatches from bottom to top: Trestique, Marc Jacobs, Fenty, Smashbox, Huda Beauty

Another shot of swatches from bottom to top: Trestique, Marc Jacobs, Fenty, Smashbox, Huda Beauty

I have to say this kit seems to be full of variety. There are brands that are not usually included in these Favorites sets, and interesting formulas as well. Usually these kits have a theme, like nude lips of bold lips, but this one mixes it up. A metallic matte, a sparkly lip topper, a plumping balm, and more. I love how different each item is and I actually like that there seems to be no official theme. Unless perhaps the theme is “New”, since it is Give Me Some New Lip and all of these products are pretty recent launches.

Overall the value of the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip Kit seems to be pretty good, since the two full-size items alone would be $34 (Marc Jacobs) and $28 (Smashbox). The kit is only $33 so I think it’s a good way to try a couple trendy items and brands without breaking the bank on a bunch of full-size items.

I am really happy with the lip kit and am excited to use every single product in the set!

Jan 3
2018

The last batch of my 25 Days of Beauty

Good morning and hello 2018! I cannot believe how fast time has flown by! I meant to finish up my 25 Days of Beauty fake advent calendar, but I have been so busy over the holidays. I actually ended up only getting to share 23 products, but I wanted to finish this out. Today I have products 16-23 to share and discuss, but I won’t be using the photos for all of them. If you are interested they are on my Instagram so you can see more over there!

These last products are the same as before – items I really really love or something exciting that I just had to show you. Most of them are quite old, but some are newer favourites or things that really surprised and impressed me. Let’s get right into my last group of the 25 Days of Beauty products!

Day 16) Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture Perfume: This one was one that really surprised me. I have always seen how popular Juicy Couture scents are but have never once smelled or tried one myself. I got this as a sample through Influenster and was so impressed by the yummy, sweet, vanilla candy smell. I don’t know what I was expecting but I really really liked this one and over the past 2 months I have been wearing it a lot.

Viva La Juicy Perfume

Day 17) Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm: I got this a long time ago in a subscription box and have been using it every night. It has a very unique feeling, and it is a creamy balm so it may take time to get used to, but it is not greasy or oily at all. It sinks right into my hands and I use it so often.

Day 18) Ciate London Liquid Velvet Lipstick in shade Pin Up: I got this from an Ipsy bag and have been absolutely obsessed with it ever since. I love the colour of it but more importantly the formula is incredible. It lasts all day long, through coffee, pizza, snacks, drinks, and more. It applies easily and smoothly, doesn’t dry out my lips, and is one of my all-time favourite lip products.

Day 19) Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette: I got this as a gift last Christmas and I still use it a lot. I have brown eyes so I have always liked gold tones and purples to accent them, so this palette seems like it was made for me. You can see my full review on the palette here.

Day 20) Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer: I had heard so many great things about this bronzer for months and months before actually purchasing one myself. Once I did though I saw exactly what all the fuss was about – it is amazing! Super soft and easy to work with, and it gives a nice glow to the skin without any shimmer or glitter. I use this almost every day and love how it looks, and the yummy tropical scent is a total bonus!

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

Day 21) ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in shade Un: This is by far my favourite ColourPop product I own. This is such a lovely light golden shimmer and I use it so often. I swipe it all over my lid as a quick look, or use it as an inner corner or brow bone highlight with other looks. The formula is amazing, the colour is awesome, and the price was great. The only problem is that I think it was from a limited edition collection and now I can’t find it on the site to repurchase.

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in shade Un

Day 22) Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Lip Paint in shade Fomo: I love these Tarte lip paints and have a bunch of minis in different colours. I have been using this pretty shade a lot lately and I love the colour, long-wearing formula, and light application. It has a whipped texture so it feels very light to apply and wear, but it lasts for hours and is very pigmented.

Day 23) CoverGirl Oh Sugar! Lipstick in shade Gumdrop: This is a lighter semi-sheer lipstick that I use more as a balm. It really make my lips feel moisturized and soft, which is great in the cold weather. I like the purple hue because it leaves my lips with a nice berry tone flush of colour, without anything heavy or too thick.

CoverGirl Oh Sugar! Lipstick in shade Gumdrop

There we have it, the remaining items in my 25 Days of Beauty products. I did not make it to Day 24 and 25 since it was all over the place at about 5 different family events for Christmas, but I hope you enjoyed the 23 items I did share this month.

After these 25 Days of Beauty I am now ready to jump into 2018 and discover all new favourites for the upcoming year. Leave me a comment and let me know some of your favourite beauty products from the past year!