Weekly Recap Oct 23rd to 29th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, October 23rd – Hey Honey Active Propolis Cream Concealer Review

Wednesday, October 25th – Essence The False Lashes Mascara Review

Friday, October 27th – Lip Edit Fall 2017

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Lip Edit Fall 2017

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Today I’d like to show you my current fall fave lipsticks from my collection, and links to their original reviews in case you want to read them.

Round 1 – The darker shades

Fall 2017 Lip Edit

From left to right – Essence in Adorable Matt!, ColourPop Ultra Satin in Lost, Black Moon Cosmetics in Selene, and Maison Jacynthe in 06 Rosewood

Fall 2017 Lip Edit

Round two – The lighter shades

Fall 2017 Lip Edit

From left to right: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Rhubarb, Sothys Paris Rouge Mat in Rose Lepic, ColourPop Ultra Satin in Frick n Frack, and Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Pepper.

Fall 2017 Lip Edit

What colours are you wearing for fall?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosures.

June 2016 Favourites

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Today I’d like to show you my favourites for the month of June.

Makeup:

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette + – Most days this month I’ve used this palette. I absolutely love it. Original review is here.

Black Moon Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Wrath – I’ve worn this lipstick so much this month. Original review is here.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector – I’ve been using this one every single day since I bought it in mid may. It has really helped with my dark circles from insomnia and puffiness from allergies. Original review is here.

Essence Silky Touch Blush in Babydoll – I’ve been wearing this one a lot these days. Perfect for a summer flush. Original review is here.

Skincare:

Saje Sensitive Elixir (Calming Skin Serum) – My nighttime skin serum. Original review is here.

Nuworld Botanicals Sun Kissed Skin Facial Oil * – My morning skin holy grail. Original review is here.

Bath / Body / Wellness:

I really LOVED everything that I tried from Nuworld Botanicals and have been using them daily. *

Stress Relief Multi-Mineral Bath Soak and  Signature Roll-On* . I’ve used the bath salts up (they are in my June Empties post), and I usually have the Roll-On in my bag or next to my bed so I can use it any time. Original reviews are here.

Anxiety Relief Whipped Borage Oil Hand & Foot Butter, the Multi-Nutritive 3-in-1 Oil and the Signature Roll-On *. The Hand & Body Butter is AMAZING, I use it every night (and usually every morning). I’ve been using the 3-in-1 Oil both in the bath and a few drops on the ends of my hair, it is so moisturizing, and the scent is soothing. The Roll-On is usually in my bag in the day time, or next to my bed at night. Original review is here.

Nuworld Botanicals - Energy Boost

Last, but definitely not least, is the Energy Boost Multi-Nutritive 3-in-1 Oil and the Signature Roll-On*. I am so in love with this scent, it is such a great mood booster. I love to use a few drops of the oil in the bath, or in my hair. And the Roll-On is great for on the go pick-me-ups.

I had quite a few faves this month. What about you, what were your favourites this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Items marked with an asterix * are PR samples for testing and review purposes. Items marked with a plus + were either gifts or personal blog giveaway loot. Everything else was purchased by me.

Weekend Away Makeup Bag

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I just thought that I would show you what I’ll be bringing with me makeup-wise for my little weekend away in Toronto for the Ipsy Generation Beauty show. I’m trying to travel as light as possible by bringing only a backpack (with a foldable bag inside in case of shopping, of course).

I chose one of my makeup bags with the hope that I would be able to fit everything into it. And my brush roll case for my makeup brushes. I picked the makeup that I wanted to bring, photographed it, and then attempted to fit it all into my makeup bag at the very end.

Makeup bag:

Weekend Away Travel Makeup

Face products:

Weekend Away Travel Makeup

Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation (review)

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream (review)

Nyx Dark Circle Corrector (review)

Nyx Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer (review)

Weekend Away Travel Makeup

Milani Rose Blush (review)

Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer (review)

Eye products:

Weekend Away Travel Makeup

Concrete Minerals Electric Eye Primer

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Smokeout (review)

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette (review)

Weekend Away Travel Makeup

Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler

Essence Cosmetics I ❤ Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara (review)

 

Weekend Away Travel Makeup

Crispy Brows Dual Pencil (review)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil (review)

Lip products:

Weekend Away Travel Makeup

Black Moon Cosmetics Liquid to Matte Lipstick in Wrath and Selene (review)

Nyx Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose (review).

Here’s the makeup bag with everything in it. Miraculously, EVERYTHING managed to fit!

 

Weekend Away Travel Makeup

*Not pictured is my brush roll (and brushes). I photographed them yesterday, but the photos have mysteriously disappeared, or got lost in the transfer from my phone to my Macbook. *

There isn’t going to be a post on Friday as I’ll be on the train to Toronto in the early morning hours for the Ipsy Generation Beauty show. I’ll be back on Monday to tell you all about it! Have a great weekend!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews, but I believe that everything was either purchased by me, or were giveaway winnings (from personal blogs).

 

 

 

 

 

Black Moon Cosmetics Unboxing!

Black Moon Cosmetics

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Today is my birthday! Every year I buy myself a little birthday treat.

I showed a sneak peek last week on my Instagram:

IG Sneak peek

I’ve been wanting to order from Black Moon Cosmetics since the very first time that I saw their liquid to matte lipsticks on InstaGram. My package arrived in a plain black box, but upon opening it, I was amazed at the detail of the mailer box:

Black Moon Cosmetics

And here’s the packaging for the two liquid to matte lipsticks that I ordered, the packaging is STUNNING!

Black Moon Cosmetics

I love that the ingredients list is printed on the box.

Black Moon Cosmetics

Also, they are cruelty free and vegan!

Black Moon Cosmetics

Now onto the lipsticks themselves!

I chose two of the Liquid to Matte Lipsticks, the first one is Selene.

Black Moon Cosmetics - Selene

Black Moon Cosmetics - Selene

The second one is Wrath:

Black Moon Cosmetics - WrathBlack Moon Cosmetics - Wrath

Isn’t the packaging beautiful?

Ok, now onto the swatching and review!

Selene is described as “A beautiful deep plum with a gorgeous soft purple pearlescent sheen” and Wrath is “The perfect combination of mauve with a hint of pink and a touch of brown

Black Moon Cosmetics - swatches wrath & selene

Here’s what it says on the website:

Black Moon Cosmetics has been striving for the past year to bring the finest quality ingredients and the most pigmented colors to grace your pretty face — starting with our amazing line of Liquid to Matte lipsticks. We have made sure every detail is accounted for from our beautifully mysterious packaging to our amazingly unique formula. Our formula’s uniqueness starts from our creamy, whipped texture allowing for buttery smooth application, to our incredibly moisturizing qualities leaving your pout so soft! Our flexible formula does not allow for any cracking or crumbling, it stays put for 5+ hours with no lip liner needed, is kiss-proof, and smells like a freshly baked vanilla cake!

As I’ve said before, most matte lipsticks (whether liquid or in stick form) make my lips want to fall off, so I was taking a chance on ordering these two Liquid to Matte Lipsticks. But as described, they are creamy, and the texture is whipped, almost mousse-like which makes application easy, and the wear is actually comfortable.

Both Selene and Wrath have a four to five hour wear time for me so far, and did not flake or wear off. I really thought that I would need a lip liner for the darker of the two shades, Selene, but there was no bleeding or feathering along the lip line.

I love both shades, but will probably get the most wear out of Wrath. I’m so happy that I finally got my hands on these liquid to matte lipsticks from Black Moon Cosmetics! ❤

Here's another photo because the first swatch photo didn't really capture the metallic sheen of Selene, Wrath got a little rubbed on the edges from my sweater sleeve before it was fully dried down, I didn't have this problem on my lips though.

Black Moon Cosmetics - swatches wrath & selene

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased these things!