FiOR Minerals D’Fined Lines Organic Eyeliner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the D’Fined Lines Organic Eyeliner from FiOR Minerals that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

This 100% natural vegan eyeliner is bursting with certified organic antioxidants and soothing ingredients, gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

Create defined lines or a smudged out smoky look in no time flat. This creamy moisturizing nutrient-filled formula was designed not to tug or pull on the eye. FREE of harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, GMO’s and toxic ingredients–No more Crying Eyes, only Smiling Eyes.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

This cruelty free, organic, vegan eyeliner is available in six shades: After Midnight (deep navy smoke, satin-metallic finish), Black Betty (blackest black, satin-matte finish), Brown Sugar (rich chocolate brown, semi-matte finish), Mystic (slate gray, matte finish), Night Moves (striking royal blue, satin-matte finish) and Purple Rain (bright striking purple, satin-metallic finish).

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

I received the shade Mystic which is described as a slate gray, matte finish – to me it looks like a soft matte black. I have so many black eyeliners in my stash, but this is one of the few vegan / organic ones that I own. I do wish that I had gotten either After Midnight (navy) or Night Moves (royal blue) because I don’t have any blue liners in my collection any more.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

The eyeliner goes on smooth, and does not irritate my sensitive eyes. It can be smudged out / smoked out when first applied, but after that it will stay put. Super long wearing, even if you have watery eyes like me!

All in all, I think that this is a really great eyeliner!

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

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

Shop My Stash – Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

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Today I have another installment of Shop My Stash. I’ve been using the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in the shades Perversion and Zero for several years now, and ignoring all of the other black eyeliners in my stash (most of which I got when I had my Ipsy Glam Bag subscription). In my quest to use things up, I re-discovered the Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in my stash. [info in italics taken from the Shopper’s / Pharmaprix website]

Shop My Stash - Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

Enhance the eyes with super-rich pigment and gel-effect definition with this dark […] smokey eyeliner. This long-lasting soft formula easily blends for a buildable smokey eye effect with all day hold.

Shop My Stash - Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

The pencil goes on super smooth, and it is mega dark black – very pigmented. I mainly use it in my lashline and it stays put until I remove it at the end of the day.

Shop My Stash - Rodial Smokey Eye Pen

As you can see from the swatch above, you can smudge it a bit for a smokey effect, but only when first applied, it seems to “set” and then doesn’t budge! Despite being long wearing, it removes easily and doesn’t leave a dark residue behind. I think it is my new Holy Grail black eyeliner – I’m so happy that I re-discovered this one!

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Comparison swatch from left to right – Rodial Smokey Eye pen thick, Rodial Smokey Eye Pen thin, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Zero, and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Perversion.

Have you tried this eyeliner?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This came in an Ipsy Glam Bag, that I paid for.

Antonym Cosmetics Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil Review

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Today I have a review of the Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil from Antonym Cosmetics that came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken form the Petit Vour website]

Antonym Eye Pencil1

A creamy, Ecocert certified, waterproof eye pencil that offers professional performance. Soft and smooth application with rich color pay-off guaranteed to help you achieve the desired look, from a precise line to a perfect smudge for smoky eyes. The high content of moisturizing ingredients and natural antioxidants, marula oil, jojoba oil, candelilla and carnauba are excellent for sensitive skin.

Antonym Cosmetics Eye Pencil (Brown)

The pencil comes in three shades – Noir (black), brown and steel 3 (grey). I received the brown. I’m so happy that I didn’t receive a black eyeliner, I have so many of them to use up in my stash. And my only brown eyeliner (Urban Decay) is nearly finished, so it was perfect timing to get a new one!

Antonym Cosmetics Eye Pencil (Brown)

So how is it? This eyeliner is long wearing and does not budge once applied – it even withstands my watery eyes! I love that it comes with a sharpener – and the sharpener is a good one.

Antonym Cosmetics Eye Pencil (Brown)

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | iron oxides 77491/77492/77499/77019, mica, hydrogenated jojoba oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, hydrogenated vegetable oil, butyrospernum parkii (shea) butter*, canola oil, sclerocarya birrea seed oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, glyceryl caprylate, copernicia, cerifera (caranauba) wax, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, ascorbyl palmitate *certified organic

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

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

Sothys Echappée Parisienne Fall / Winter Makeup Collection

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Today I’m showing you a few things from the latest makeup collection from Sothys that PozPub sent to me to try out. I received two lipsticks and a liquid liner from their newly launched fall /winter collection titled Echappée Parisienne. The Sothys Fall / Winter Collection is a glamorous and elegant makeup collection, inspired by Paris.

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

The packaging for both lipsticks is beautiful, a shiny, lacquer type finish that makes it so hard to photograph!

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

Rouge Intense 236 Bois de Rose Vaugirard (Rosewood) Satin Finish

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

This is a satin finish lipstick, feels very much like a Bite Beauty lipstick in terms of creaminess. I’ve been wearing this one a lot, it is a beautiful and wearable shade. This is a perfect rosy nude type shade.

Rouge Mat 340 Prune République (Plum) Velvet matte Finish

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

I have to say that the Rouge Mat Velvet lipsticks are one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks that I’ve ever worn. I really like the shade for days when I want a bolder lip. It is long wearing and highly pigmented.

Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection - Calligraphy Liner

This is a smudgeproof liquid liner. Once it dries, it does not budge until you remove it! I like the brush tip, it makes it easy to do both fine and thicker lines. A perfect black liquid liner!

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Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples, however my opinion is my own and based on my own experience of using these products.

Sothys Paris Fall Winter 2017 Makeup Collection

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I was recently contacted by the Canadian PR team for Sothys Paris to see if I wanted to test out their new fall-winter 2017 makeup collection – Reflet (Reflection).  [Info in italics has been taken from their press release]

For this new season, Sothys holds up a mirror to a beautiful reflection and magnifies your powers of seduction.

First up is the Cream Blush ($45 CAD).

A cream formula that transforms into a powder for a guaranteed healthy glow.

Velvety texture / Soft, satiny finish / Buildable coverage

An Old Rose shade that warms up and brightens the complexion beautifully. It has a smooth, easy-to-apply texture that melts onto the skin.

Sothys Paris

This is the first true cream blush that I’ve ever used. The Old Rose / Voile de Rose shade is very wearable, and I can see it working for a wide range of skintones. Because I’m quite fair, I have to apply with a light hand. I apply it with my fingers first, and then blend it out with a synthetic brush.

Next is the Smoky Eye Duo which is composed of the Contour Eye Pencil and Smoky Eye Pencil in Plum ($48.50 CAD).

Sothys Paris

Creamy texture / Iridescent Finish / Long-lasting

A smoky eye pencil and an eye contour pencil in matching shades for a chic, sophisticated look. A jumbo pencil for easy application and perfect coverage. A retractable eye contour pencil with a fine lead for drawing precision strokes.

Sothys Paris

The Smoky Eye pencil applies smoothly, and can be easily blended out with a synthetic brush. I love the metallic plum effect. The contour eye pencil can be used for a cat eye, or for lining the bottom lashes for a dramatic smoky eye look.

The Velvet Effect Lipstick in Rose Le Pic ($35.95 CAD).

Velvet texture / Matte finish / High coverage

This formula offers a comfortable velvet feel added to a matte, second-skin effect. Elegant packaging with red velvet pouch.

This lipstick is so beautiful – from the packaging to the embossing on the lipstick. It is a super hydrating, velvety matte finish. The shade Rose Lepic is so perfect for fall!

Sothys is available at institutes and spas across Canada (and worldwide).

Here is their statement on animal testing [from website]:

Sothys formulates all its products and treatments without animal testing. Sothys does not believe in this testing method, instead using in vitro and human patch testing to assure its users of its product safety and efficacy.

Disclosure: PR samples, however my opinion is entirely my own.

Generation Beauty – Eyeliner Edit

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Today I’m reviewing the eyeliners that I received at the Generation Beauty event that I attended last month.

First up is a Liquid Liner from Absolute New York. *Gift Bag Swag from Generation Beauty*

Whether you need ultra-fine precision, or dramatic definition, discover your inner eye expert with these six specially designed felt tip liners. Each dispenses a pigmented, ultra-black formula that boasts budge-proof, smudge-proof wear.

Nano: Ultra Fine Precision Liner (Water-Resistant)
Shape n’ Define: Expert Contour Liner (Waterproof)
Design n’ Define: Expert Calligraphy Liner (Waterproof)
Triple Play: Trio Tip Definer (Water-Resistant)
Duo Stroke: Dual-Ended Precision Liner (Waterproof)
Double Trouble: Jumbo Dual-Ended Liner (Waterproof)

I received the Duo Stroke liner. It is a nice deep dark black, and has AMAZING staying power – it is waterproof, so this is not going to budge until you remove it! I like that it has two different tips, so you can choose how thick or thin of a line to use.

Up next is a khol eyeliner pencil from Crown Brush in shade Sea Green K-48. *Freebie from the Crown Brush booth*

I was surprised to not get a brush as the booth freebie when the other brush companies at GenBeauty were giving out brushes. I could not find the exact product on the Crown Brush website, but here’s what it says on the website about their similar eye pencils:

Versatile pencils suitable for both your eyes and brows. Sharp enough to create a defined point but also soft enough to create a smokey, blended effect.
Comfortable to apply and easy to sharpen.

I do love the colour, but I don’t find it to be soft. The colour smudges easily, and it is not super long wearing on me.

Crown Brush & Essence Swatches

And lastly we have the Long Lasting Eye Pencil from Essence in shade 01 Black Fever. *Gift Bag Swag from Generation Beauty*

long-lasting and color-intense: the long-lasting eye pencil is super-easy to apply accurately thanks to its innovative twist-mechanism and guarantees long-lasting color results.

This pencil is soft and applies like a dream. It is more of a soft black than an ultra-black colour to me, maybe because I’m used to both Perversion and Zero from Urban Decay which are super dark. As for lasting power, it isn’t as long lasting as UD on me, but I’d still say that the lasting power was decent.

What is your fave liquid liner? Fave eyeliner pencil?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: These products were freebies / gift bag swag from Generation Beauty Toronto event. I am under no obligation to review these products. My opinion is my own.

April 2016 Empties

April 2016 Empties

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Can you believe that April is nearly over already? Just a few products used up this month:

April 2016 Empties

Hair and Body Care:

April 2016 Empties

The Body Shop, Deep Sleep Comforting Milk Bath Float – I loved this foaming bath milk. If I didn’t have a stash of bath and body products to use up, I would buy this one again. The original review is here.

The Body Shop, Wild Rose Hand Cream – I loved this hand cream, but the metal tube cracked and split open before I was finished using it. Not only did it leak hand cream every time I used it, it was sharp enough to slice open my finger. I won’t repurchase this unless they change to a different packaging. The original review is here.

Consonant, Intensive Therapy Organic Hand Cream – Stashy sent this one to me as a part of her Totally Awesome Giveaway. I love, love, loved this hand cream. I will be purchasing a replacement the next time that I make an order from The original review is here.

CO LAB, sheer invisible dry shampoo in Rio scent – This is my second can of this dry shampoo. It works well and I like the scent. I’ll be picking up a replacement this afternoon. The original review is here in my March Empties post.

Skincare Empties:

April 2016 Empties

Oz Naturals, Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum – I’ve gone through several of these serums since my first purchase. Love this stuff. I’m currently testing out some other products right now, but will likely re-purchase this at some point as it works so well with my finicky skin. The original review is here.

Naruko, Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Night Gelly EX – this stuff is so amazing. I love the rose scent (true rose, not cloying synthetic rose scent). It made my skin so soft, smooth and glowing. I’m currently testing out some other products right now, but will likely purchase this at some point as it works so well with my skin. The original review is here.

Oz Naturals, Vitamin C Facial Cleanser – I liked this cleanser more than the Ocean Minerals one. It worked well for my sensitive skin. I might repurchase at some point, but I’m testing out some new things right now. The original review is here.

Make-up Empties:

Both liquid liners are from Essence. I didn’t use them very often and the pen dried out, and the wand got clumpy – both from lack of use. Despite having a big love for Essence, I won’t be repurchasing either of these liners. The original reviews are here.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for individual product disclosures.


Swatching Eyeliners

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Since people seemed to like my swatching singles posts, I thought that I would continue with the theme and swatch all of my eyeliners for you. I’d gotten rid of a lot of old ones at some point last year, so my collection is fairly small.

Swatching Eyeliners

I have several from Urban Decay, one from Tarte, one from Kat Von D, and an ancient one from Stila.

Here’s the one’s from Urban Decay: from left to right perversion (the blackest matte black), zero (black), smokeout (more of a dark brown), psychedelic sister (awesome purple) and goldmine (gold). Out of these ones, I use perversion, zero and smokeout the most. I sometimes use psychedelic sister, and rarely ever use goldmine.

Swatching Eyeliners

These two I had completely forgotten that I owned – the first one is from Tarte, I think that this one came in a 500 points gift from Sephora ages ago. The other one is from Stila, and is ANCIENT. I don’t even think that this product still exists, but it continues to be smooth and creamy, so I’ll probably keep it a little longer.

Swatching Eyeliners

Up next are the only two liquid liners in my collection. The first one, is a mini that I’d gotten in my giveaway winnings from Hello Kaily last year. This was another one that had gotten lost in my makeup trays, so I think that this is the first (maybe second) time I’ve ever opened it. I’ll probably try using it later this week. The second one is from Essence, and it has thickened up, so I’ll be putting it in my April empties post before trashing it.

Swatching Eyeliners

So there you have it, all of the eyeliners in my make-up stash.

Do you have a lot of eyeliners? Or do you just have “the one”?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: None of these things were given to me by companies. I either purchased them myself, or got them as point perks from Sephora ,or won in a personal blog giveaway.

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil – Rocky Mountain Green

Today I’m swatching the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green. Here’s how the Jumbo Eye Pencil is described on the Nyx website:

A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Our most voluptuous pencil yet!

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I had high hopes for this eye pencil since it can be used as either a liner or as a shadow. Rocky Mountain Green is described as being a true green. In the packaging, it looks like a bright emerald green with a bit of a metallic finish.

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Here it is swatched directly onto the skin, no primer.

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I was expecting a more rich, jewel-toned, slightly metallic, emerald colour. The colour isn’t bad, it just isn’t as intense, or pigmented as I was hoping for. But all is not lost! I can use it as a primer of sorts for my ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Empire. They work amazingly well together!

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I will probably pick up a few more to try out since it worked so well to keep my shadow locked into place.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!