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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May 6
2016

Quick Look: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

You may have seen my post a few weeks ago about my awesome Shopper’s Optimum Points haul, where I got a ton of makeup including the iconic Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette for free. I had a ton of Optimum points and used them to redeem over $100 of free beauty products and only had to pay the tax of a mere $17. It was the deal of a century and I am still so thrilled that I got the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette for such a low price.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Since getting the gorgeous palette a few weeks ago I have admired it almost every day but was too scared to actually touch it. Its so beautiful and perfect and I was hesitant to mess it up. This week I finally took the plunge and played around with this stunning eye shadow set and I couldn’t be happier.

I have had my Urban Decay Smoked palette for a few years, which I wrote about here, and I absolutely love it, so I had some high expectations for the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette. I know it gets a lot of great reviews and the whole line of Naked palettes are iconic in the beauty world, so going into this I had some high standards set in my head. Spoiler alert: the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette totally delivered!

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Apr 29
2016

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just My Type

Matte lips have been going strong for a while now and it doesn’t look like they are going out of style anytime soon. With summer right around the corner I have a bold hot pink matte lip pencil that is perfect for a bright look. I got the MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in the hot pink hue called Just My Type a few weeks ago and have been really enjoying it.

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just My Type

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just My Type

The MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just My Type is a bright pink matte lip colour. It applies super smoothly onto the lips and has a long-lasting formula. I got quite a few hours of wear with this and didn’t have any feathering or fading. Just My Type applies as bright on the lip as it looks in the pencil, but it did need more than one swipe. I built it up with a few swipes on my lips to get a super bold look.

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Apr 26
2016

Review: CoverGirl TruNaked Roses Eye Shadow Palette

Okay, aside from the tongue twister name of this product I was really looking forward to trying the CoverGirl TruNaked Roses Eye Shadow Palette. I saw it on sale and happened to have a $1 CoverGirl coupon so I only paid $11.99 instead of the regular $14.99. I had read so much about this and how it has an incredible formula for the eye shadows so I knew I needed to check it out. I also have heard it is similar to the Urban Decay Naked Palettes which I don’t have and probably won’t be spending $50 on anytime soon. I figured this seemed like a good option for something similar, and I was super curious about the creamy powder formula.

CoverGirl TruNaked Roses Eye Shadow Palette

CoverGirl TruNaked Roses Eye Shadow Palette

As soon as I opened it I knew exactly what everyone had been talking about. The hype is real. These eye shadows have a creamy smooth powder formula that feels amazing. They apply like a dream come true and deliver opaque colour with just one swipe. The formula is much smoother than similar palettes, including the Maybelline New York The Nudes one that I really like. I love the colours on that one but the formula is drier. This CoverGirl one is like silk in comparison. It is actually fascinating how it is dry powder but somehow applies like a silky smooth cream. This is definitely my favourite drugstore eye shadow palette out of all the ones I have ever tried. 

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Apr 23
2016

Julep Brighter is Better Oxygen Brightening Nail Treatment: See the Difference!

Recently I have been really into Julep nail polishes, including the Vivid Sheer ones that I reviewed here. With all the nail polish I have been playing with my nails are definitely not at their brightest and best. Luckily I got a full size bottles of the Julep Brighter is Better Oxygen Brightening Nail Treatment in a recent Julep Maven box. This is a nail treatment that encourages nail growth, brightens yellow nails, and is intended to improve nail health.

In the bottle you can see that the Julep Brighter is Better Oxygen Brightening Nail Treatment has a blue/purple hint to it. It doesn’t show up too strongly on the nails but there is definitely a little bit of a tint. It becomes more or less visible depending on the light but it isn’t noticeable enough to bother me. The formula is a little thinner than nail polish and more watery, so be sure to wipe the brush before applying. It also has a slight lemon scent to it which I didn’t mind.

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Apr 20
2016

Review: Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner by LUSH

I used to use a lot of LUSH products and kind of took a break for the past few months, but recently I got back into them. One of the items I picked up was Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner and I am quickly falling in love with it. The rose scent is so good and it makes my showers feel a little more luxurious when I use a product like this.

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

This product has a 4.7 out of 5 star review on the LUSH website and it gets a ton of great comments. I just liked the scent of it, and had previously enjoyed using a Nivea in-shower body lotion so this sounded similar. It comes in a typical LUSH pot and I actually preferred that because I was able to scoop out the amount I wanted, whereas the bottled one like the Nivea one made it harder to guess how much I was squeezing out.

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Apr 18
2016

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette Review and Swatches

After rediscovering the Urban Decay Smoked palette a while ago I noticed that I have a drugstore palette that looked a little similar. The fairly recent launch of the Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette was a followup to the original Maybelline The Nudes palette. I have seen mixed reviews on The Rock Nudes but was really interested in it because of the colours. Although they don’t quite look like nudes to me, the shadows in this palette do look really cool with the range of shimmer, glitter, and matte finishes.

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette

The Maybelline The Rock Nudes palette looks incredible at first glance. I absolutely love the shades, especially the super glittery ones. Shades 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10 are super glittery and shimmery and have similar looks to some of the shadows I love in the Urban Decay Smoked palette, which I reviewed here. There are also really nice matte shadows that are great for bases, and some classic dark mattes that work well for smoky eye looks. With the range of dark colours and glitter it definitely doesn’t seem like a nude palette to me, but I guess it just went better with the collection to call it The Rock Nudes.

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