Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow Review (Iced Latte)

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Today I have a little review and swatching of another one of the many goodies that I won in Rossy’s (Ayr Galaxy) giveaway awhile back – the Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow in the shade Iced Latte. [info in italics taken from the Ace Beaute website]

Ace Beaute Iced Latte1

High pigmented soft shadows with a creamy texture specially designed for ultimate color pay-off. These shadows provide bold color in one swipe without fallout, creasing or fading.

Use a shader brush or your finger to apply to the desired area. For a foiled effect, spray brush lightly before picking up shadows

Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow Iced Latte

The Glimmer Shadow reminds me of the Colour Pop Super Shock shadows as they have  a similar bouncy texture. The Iced Latte shade is a really pretty coppery bronze metallic shade – perfect for holiday looks!

Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow Iced Latte

Synthetic brush and / or finger application seems to work best with this type of shadow. I find that some primers make it hard to blend this type of shadow out, so using a setting after applying and blending works to help lock it into place!

Have you tried anything from Ace Beaute?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, this was one of several things that I won in a giveaway awhile back (thanks Rossy!).

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream Review and Swatching (Stockholm)

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm Swatch

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Today I have a little review of another goody from the package that I won from Rossy’s recent giveaway (Ayr Galaxy) – the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Stockholm. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm

Our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning Matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX Professional Makeup fan favorite.

WHAT IT DOES – Envelopes the lips in creamy, highly pigmented matte color.

WHY WE LOVE IT – This fan-favorite formula is light on the lips and heavy on the pigmentation –a perfect combination. Enriched with skin-smoothing silicones, our Soft Matte Lip Creams keep your pout looking and feeling soft with a creamy whipped texture.

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm Swatch

The shade Stockholm is described as a mid-tone beige pink  (pink toned nude shade). I feel that it is slightly too light, and pulls quite pink on my lips since I’m so pale, but if I combine it with a slightly darker nude lip crayon from my stash it makes the perfect shade for me. I do love the formula, it is super creamy and doesn’t dry my lips out.

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won this in a giveaway (thanks Rossy!)

 

 

elf Makeup Mist and Set Spray Review

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Giveaway Package that I won.

I recently won a giveaway prize from Rossy at Ayr Galaxy, and this was one of the many products shown above – the elf Makeup Mist and Set Spray. You should give her a follow if you don’t already! [info in italics taken from the elf website]

elf Makeup Mist & Set Spray

The ultimate must-have! Our Makeup Mist & Set Spray is designed to hold your face and eye makeup in place all day and to revitalize makeup color with just a few sprays. The formula contains aloe, green tea, cucumber, and vitamins A, C, and E to soothe and hydrate the skin. Spray on your brush or sponge prior to makeup application for extended hold and more vibrant color. 

elf Makeup Mist & Set Spray

  • Hold the bottle at arm’s length and spray a light layer of mist over your makeup with eyes closed.
  • Let the formula dry naturally or blot with a tissue to help speed dry. 

elf Makeup Mist & Set Spray

This is a nice setting spray, it feels refreshing and helps keep your makeup from disappearing / fading off of your face.

It does have a few ingredients that I had to look up because I wasn’t quite sure what they were.

elf is cruelty free and vegan, so they’re a good budget friendly brand.

FYI – the Paula’s Choice website has an awesome ingredient dictionary!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Amp-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Retinyl  Palmitate  (Va),  PPG-26-Buteth-26,  PEG-40  Hydrogenated  Castor  Oil, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vc), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract

Have you tried this setting spray?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was part of a giveaway prize that I won – thanks Rossy ❤

K.Voss Shine-On Stick

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Today I’m reviewing the Shine-On Stick from K.Voss that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

K Voss Shine On Stick Metallic Sunset

A buildable and blendable cream highlighter stick with an iridescent finish that glides on easily for on-the-go glow.

The creamy formula of this one of a kind product can be used alone or under other highlighters for a more intense effect. Its iridescent shimmer finish adds dimension and a pearlescent glow to the skin that leaves a gorgeously subtle shine with one swipe while delivering lit-from-within luminosity for a marvelous no-makeup makeup look. 

K Voss Shine On Stick Metallic Sunset

The main ingredient, Cupuaçu butter, comes from the Rain Forest and is known for its uniquely rich content of phytosterols which benefit dry and damaged skin. It combats free radicals in the tissue, and fatty acids to protect and moisturize, delivering a true healing and restructuring benefits as it improves the skin’s moisture barrier with ultra hydration for improved elasticity. 

K Voss Shine On Stick Metallic Sunset

This highlighter stick is available in two shades – metallic sunrise and sparkling rose. I received metallic sunrise. Because I’m quite pale, I can use this as a blush or as a highlighter – it all depend on how much I apply and how much I blend it out. The below is swatched without blending so you can see how intense the colour can be.

K Voss Shine On Stick Metallic Sunset

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Camelina Sativa (Wild Flax) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Silica, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Clycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuocu) Seed Butter, Sorbic Acid. [+/- (May Coantain/ Peut Contenir) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci77981), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77942, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850)].

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions October 2019

Hello, hello! My September Petit Vour box finally arrived on  October 25th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour October 2019

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3621  my box cost me $31.33 CAD this month.

Petit Vour October 2019

Let’s take a look:

Petit Vour October 2019

KVoss Shine On Stick (full size $28 USD)

A buildable and blendable cream highlighter stick with an iridescent finish that glides on easily for on-the-go glow.

The creamy formula of this one of a kind product can be used alone or under other highlighters for a more intense effect. Its iridescent shimmer finish adds dimension and a pearlescent glow to the skin that leaves a gorgeously subtle shine with one swipe while delivering lit-from-within luminosity for a marvelous no-makeup makeup look. 

The main ingredient, Cupuaçu butter, comes from the Rain Forest and is known for its uniquely rich content of phytosterols which benefit dry and damaged skin. It combats free radicals in the tissue, and fatty acids to protect and moisturize, delivering a true healing and restructuring benefits as it improves the skin’s moisture barrier with ultra hydration for improved elasticity. 

Petit Vour October 2019

I’ve tried a few KVoss products and liked them a lot, so hopefully I’ll like this highlighter stick as well! It is super pretty shade!

Province Apothecary Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover (sample size 30ml $20 USD, full size 120ml $44 USD)

The Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover with Avocado & Raspberry Oil is great for all skin types. These hydrating oils remove makeup & excess oil, restoring your skin’s natural radiance while gently cleansing without over-drying your skin or destroying its natural pH. Raspberry Oil stimulates cell turnover, rejuvenating skin. Bergamot Oil clears congestion. Frankincense tones the skin. Lavender heals blemishes and works as a restorative. This essential oil blend calms, reduces stress, and relaxes your parasympathetic nervous system. The cleanser helps your skin stay nourished, balanced, and healthy.

Petit Vour October 2019

This sounds great! For now it will be getting stashed as I have several cleansers that I’m testing out for the CertClean 5th Annual Beauty Awards Judging Panel.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist (sample size 0.5oz, $12 USD, full size 2.4oz $55 USD)

This fine, non-sticky mist of rose and orange blossom sets gently into skin to provide hydration. Balance enables greater absorption of nutrients by lowering skin’s surface tension. Formulated to strengthen the acid mantle layer by restoring pH to optimum level and keeping environmental pathogens out.

The mist does not contain irritants like alcohol, nor is it watered down with water fillers, ensuring noticeably softer and luminous skin with use. For all skin types.

Petit Vour October 2019

I love toner mists, and this one sounds perfect for my skin! Can’t wait to test it out!

LUXE Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer (sample size 0.34oz, $10 USD, full size 2oz, $85 USD)

Revitalise skin’s natural luminosity with this buttery soft moisturising cream infused with vitamin C rich Camu Camu. Potent concentrations of this Amazonian superfruit supports cellular energy to fade the appearance of dark spots, repair the look and feel of environmental damage and reveal a vibrant, glowing complexion.

Best suited for dull, sun damaged or lackluster skin. 

Petit Vour October 2019

Can’t wait to try this one out, sounds awesome – my skin does really well with vitamin C based products!

Petit Vour October 2019

This month’s box has a total value of $70 USD, and with the exchange rate that I paid, that works out to be $95.35 CAD!

What do you think of this month’s box? Reviews to follow soon!

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Disclosure: I pay for this subscription box!

 

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter Review

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Giveaway Package that I won.

I recently won a giveaway prize from Rossy at Ayr Galaxy, and this was one of the many products shown above – the Essence Cosmetics Pure Nude Highlighter. You should give her a follow if you don’t already! [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

it’s like being lit from within! bring out your natural glow with this baked powder that has a slightly marbled effect. works on any skin tone and is perfect for adding a subtle shimmer to your face.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

This is a really great, budget-friendly, cruelty-free highlighter. I can see this working for a wide range of skintones.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

It has a pretty shimmer without being glittery. The above photo shows the highlighter heavily swatched, but it can be blended out for a beautiful, subtle glow!

Have you tried this highlighter?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won this in a giveaway. Thanks Rossy!

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented. Mouthwatering moisture in a lip-saving, lemon flavor balm. Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. A variety of waxes and oils combine to provide an antioxidant-rich protective shield.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

The LipDrink Lip Balm is available in five shades:

  • Flirt – sheer peachy pink
  • Crush – sheer berry
  • Tease – shimmery plum brown
  • Buff – sheer nude
  • Sheer – sheer

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

I received the shade Flirt. It is a subtle soft pink.

As a lip balm addict, I’m always happy to try out a lip balm.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

And I love that this one has SPF in it. This is a really lovely lip balm, hydrating without feeling waxy, and the sweet lemon scent is so nice and not over scented.

This is my first Jane Iredale product, I’m curious to try more! Have you tried anything from Jane Iredale?

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Titanium Dioxide 1.75%, Vegetable Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Lotus Corniculatus (Lotus Flower) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Coconut Alkanes, Stearic Acid, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Alumina, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka 202), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360)

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions September 2019

Hello, hello! My September Petit Vour box finally arrived on  September 24th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour September 2019

 

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3682  my box cost me $31.47 CAD this month.

Petit Vour September 2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Petit Vour September 2019

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 (0.14 oz / 4 g – $17 USD)

Quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented. Mouthwatering moisture in a lip-saving, lemon flavor balm. Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. A variety of waxes and oils combine to provide an antioxidant-rich protective shield.

Petit Vour September 2019

As a lip balm addict, I am always happy to see a lip balm, especially one with SPF added!

The Seaweed Bath Co Awaken Firming Detox Body Cream (sample size 1.5 oz – $4 USD, full size 6 oz – $15 USD)

The Firming Detox Cream deeply moisturizes and detoxifies for smoother, firmer-looking skin. Organic, sustainably-harvested bladderwrack seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals naturally detoxifies and promotes skin elasticity. Antioxidant-rich green coffee bean extract helps to detoxify and protect the skin against damaging free radicals. Detoxifying green tea extract, rich in potent antioxidants, protects and moisturizes. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. Best to minimize the appearance of cellulite and improve skin appearance. 

Petit Vour September 2019

This sounds great! I can’t wait to try it out! Seaweed is such a great skin / body care ingredient.

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap (sample size $5 USD, full size 8 oz – $18)

For those deathly afraid of a used bar of soap, Moon Rivers Naturals uses the classic oil combination in their bar soaps liquified. They are enhanced with black lava salt and a pinch of activated charcoal for a light detox, and peppermint essential oil to calm your soul and leave your skin with a nice tingle. This soap is great for face and hands too!  

Petit Vour September 2019

This sounds nice! I love peppermint in body wash / soap – it is so energizing in the mornings.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum (full size 0.08 oz – $75 USD)

Salvation for fragile, brittle nails that refuse to grow. This sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E and C, peptides and biotin sinks in instantly to boost natural nail growth and strength. 

Petit Vour September 2019

Wow, a full size nail growth serum! My nails could use some strengthening, so this will be well used.

Petit Vour September 2019

The September box is worth $101 USD and with the exchange rate that I paid at $1.3682, that works out to be $138.19 CAD – I think that this is the highest valued box since I first subscribed around 2 years ago!

Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to try everything out!

What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for my Petit Vour subscription.

 

 

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection Review

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Today I have a review of some of the products from the newly launched Sothys Fall Winter 2019 Collection: Bleu Envoûtant that was kindly sent to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub to test out. [info in italics taken from Press Release]

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection

A new, magnetic and daring collection for a luminous and sophisticated make-up look. This season, Sothys is revealing its secret and showcasing captivating and radiantly beautiful make-up! Seductive and mysterious woman chic!

There are six products in the Bleu Envoûtant Collection – Stylo Illuminator, Illuminating Powder, Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette, Intense Look Eye Pencil, Lip Duo Palette, and  Vernis Sothys Nail Lacquer. I received three items from the new collection: Stylo Illuminator, Illuminating Powder, Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette.

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection

Let’s take a closer look at them:

Stylo Illuminator

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Stylo Illumuminator

Fluid texture; radiant finish and natural coverage. A clever little product which is dabbed on to help revive complexion radiance. Enriched with light-reflecting mineral agents, this formula has an instant illuminating effect on the complexion. Complex of skincare ingredients (hyaluronic acid + silk tree bark extract + tetrapeptides) renowned for their anti-ageing and moisturizing actions.

It took several clicks of this illuminating pen to get the product to flow onto the brush tip. But once it worked, it was super easy to use and blend into the skin for a beautiful and subtle radiant finish. (The swatch above was not blended out)

Illuminating Powder for Eyelids, Face and Décolleté in 10 Beige Éclatant

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Illuminating Powder 10 Beige Éclatant

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Illuminating Powder 10 Beige Éclatant

Multi-purpose powder. Soft texture which allows you to adapt the coverage with no caking effect. Formula enriched with light reflecting pearls for a luminous and radiant complexion and décolletage. Universal shade which adapts to all skin tones.

This is such a beautiful illuminating / highlighting powder – it gives the skin such a beautiful and luminous glow without being glittery. The powder is so finely milled and silky on the skin.

Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette in 50 Harmonie de tons Smoky

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 50 Harmonie de Tons Smoky

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 50 Harmonie de Tons Smoky

 

Dress up your eyes with four new shades of Ombre Sothys, to easily create the simplest of sophisticated make-up. Four new complimentary shades: to be used separately or in harmony, wet or dry. Long-lasting and comfortable textures; iridescent and matte finish; buildable coverage.

These shadows swatches above were done on primer. The blue shade is so difficult to capture, but it is quite striking when the light hits it! Out of the four shades, one has a matte finish (top left shadow – mauve-taupe), and the other three have an iridescent finish (top right – gold, bottom left – deep blue, and bottom right – smoky grey). The can be applied dry for a more subtle effect, or wet to really bring out the drama! Very finely milled, buildable and blendable shades.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples gifted to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub.