Empties January 2019

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I’m still working my way through my stash and using things up. I managed to finish up a few things this month. Let’s take a look and I’ll let you know if I’ve repurchased or not, or if I plan on repurchasing eventually, and I’ll include a link to the original review(s).

Empties January 2019

Native Deodorant in Lavender Rose and Cedar Sea Salt – Both myself and the mister finished our first natural deodorant sticks from Native. I’ve already purchased replacements, but this time in Hibiscus and Mint for me, and Eucalyptus and Mint for him. I’m also alternating using the sensitive formula in Cotton and Lily scent. Reviews are here and here.

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner – This set took me six months to finish up because I can’t use it all the time as I need more hydration for my hair, nor did not give my hair any added volume – both of which I need in the winter time. I won’t be repurchasing as I have a few other shampoo & conditioner sets in my stash to use up. Review is here.

Empties January 2019

Nyx HD Concealer in Porcelain – I’ve purchased this several times since my original review in 2015, and will probably purchase it again once I use up the concealers in my stash.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara – This got lost in my stash, and I’ve had it open for too long. It wasn’t the one for me as it didn’t hold a curl for my stick straight lashes so I won’t purchase this one. Review is here.

Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm – I love this cleansing balm, and plan to repurchase once I finish up another cleanser in my stash. It is super gentle and removes makeup really well (even waterproof mascara). Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir / Antioxidant Serum – I really liked this serum sample from December’s Petit Vour box and would love to own a full size. But I have a few serums in my stash to use up, so it is going on my wishlist for now. Review is here.

Maison Jacynthe Eau Florale de Rose *PR sample –  I love facial mists / toners. This one is beautiful and a definite wishlist item for me as I have a few facial toners / mists to use up in my stash. I actually finished this one up a few months ago, but the bottle was hidden in my refrigerator so it kept getting left out of my monthly empties. Review is here.

Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: Please see original blog post reviews for individual disclosure details. However my opinion is my own, based on my experience with the products.

My Highlighter Stash

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Since the Holiday Season is rapidly approaching, I thought I’d share my highlighter collection with you all, since the Holiday’s are a great time to sparkle and shine!

I’ll be showing you my highlighter stash and linking to the original reviews.

Highlighter Stash - Nyx, Essence and Kani Beauty

Nyx Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Lavender Steel – I’d recently re-discovered this highlighter in my stash. Because it is so cool toned it is perfect for this time of year! Review is here.

Essence Bloom Me Up Shimmer Powder in Rose It Up – This is an oldie in my collection. If I don’t start to use it more, I’m going to de-stash it. I used to use it daily but as I added more highlighters to my collection, I kind of forgot about it. Review is here.

Nyx Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam – Another forgotten gem in my stash. This is over two years old and will be de-stashed as I don’t like to keep liquid formulations around for a long time. Review is here.

Kani Botanicals Prismatic Highlighter in Rose Quartz – this is the newest highlighter in my collection, it came in my October Petit Vour Box, very icy in tone, perfect for winter! Review is here.

Highlighter Stash - ColourPop, Soap + Glory, Nomad, Maison Jacynthe

ColorPop SuperShock Cheeks in Stole The Show – Another one of my favourite highlighters, so wearable! Review is here.

Soap and Glory Glow All Out Cheek Stick in Ice Shimmer – I won this in a giveaway back in December 2016, this is starting to dry out, so I will de-stash it. Review is here.

Nomad Illuminating Highlighter in Midnight Sun – I never did a full review fo this one, but it is very similar in tone to the Maison Jacynthe one. It is super small, so great for travel! First impressions here.

Maison Jacynthe Illuminator in Sparkling Sun* – This is one of my favourite highlighters, it can be worn for a subtle glow, or for a full on glow effect. I probably use this one the most! Review is here.

Highlighter Stash - Mica Beauty, ColourPop

Mica Beauty Highlighting Powder in #3 – This one is super golden. I don’t use it often as a highlighter because it is so intense, but I do like to use it as an eye shadow! First impressions is here.

ColourPop SuperShock Cheeks in Butterfly Beach – I can use this one as either a highlighter or as a bronzer depending on how much I use / how much I blend it out. I tend to use this one more in the summer, as I’m super pale in the winter so it takes a lot of blending to make it work for me this time of year. Review is here.

Do you have any of these highlighters? What is your fave highlighter?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR products identified with *.

 

Weekly Re-cap Jan 8th to 14th (2018)

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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, Jan 8th – Best of 2017 – Makeup

Wednesday, Jan 10th – Petit Vour Unboxing and First Impressions (December 2017 Box)

Petit Vour December 2017

Friday, Jan 12th – Odacité Synergie [4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque Review

What else?

I’m still managing to keep up with the Yoga With Adriene YWA True daily practices so far. Nearly at the half-way mark for the 30 days!

I bought myself a new pair of winter boots because my old pair was not warm and were heavy and so uncomfortable.

Columbia Minx Mid Boots

These are the Columbia Minx Mid boots, and they have are waterproof, breathable, and toasty warm (up to -25F / -32C). They are super lightweight and the soles feel bouncy!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog post for disclosures.

Best of 2017 – Makeup

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Today I’m sharing my top makeup picks for 2017. These are all new to me products that I’ve tested out during the year, and do not include any old favourites. These products are the most used, and most loved additions to my makeup collection in 2017.

Best of 2017 Makeup

Masion Jacynthe Fluide de Teint / Fluid Foundation (PR Sample) – This is the perfect foundation for this time of year when my skin needs extra moisture as this is a hydrating and dewy finish foundation. I’ve been adding in a little of one of my paler foundations to get a perfect shade match for my winter pale skin. Reviewed here.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation – This is a great all year round foundation as it contains some SPF, and is lightweight, with what I would call a semi-matte finish (not a super flat matte). I have this in two shades (1.2P and 1.1N). I’d like to try the 1.1P next. Lately I’ve been mixing the two together to make the perfect shade for me! Reviewed here and here.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder – I use this powder to set my Maison Jacynthe Fluid Foundation, to make the finish is little less dewy, and to cut down on shine on my nose for other foundations. Reviewed here.

Maison Jacynthe Illuminateur / Illuminator  (PR Sample) – I have this in the shade Sparkling Sun, a pale gold toned highlighter. It is great for adding a subtle glow to the skin. Out of all the highlighters that I own, I seem to use this one the most. Reviewed here.

Hey Honey Active Propolis Cream Concealer – This concealer works so well for the under eye area as it hydrates and conceals. Reviewed here.

Best of 2017 Makeup

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Pepper, Rhubarb, and Verbena – I’ve been wearing these lipsticks ALL THE TIME since purchasing my first one in the spring. The best lipstick formula I’ve ever tried. Reviewed here, here and here.

Sothys Paris Velvet Effect Lipstick in Rose le Pic (PR Sample) – This lipstick formula comes close to the perfection of the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick. It is a very wearable rose shade that I’ve been wearing a lot. Reviewed here.

Essence Cosmetics The False Lashes Mascara – This is the best non-waterproof mascara I’ve ever tried. My eyes water easily, so most non-waterproof mascaras are a no-go for me. This one has everything I look for in a mascara – deep, dark, ultra black, volumizing, lengthening, AND hold a curl without flaking or running / smearing. I need to pick up a new tube asap! Reviewed here.

What were your most favourite products for 2017?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All PR Samples identified, the rest have been purchased by me. My opinion is my own.

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.

July 2017 Faves

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Today I’d like to share this month’s fave products in skincare, haircare and makeup. I’m going to limit myself to two products per category.

Skincare:

The Ordinary “Buffet” Serum – I just finished my first bottle of this serum and I’ll be ordering a new one after my upcoming vacation. Original review is here.

Farmacy Clear Bloom Cleansing Oil – I’ve recently rediscovered this gem of a cleansing oil in my stash and have been using this one quite a bit over the past month. Original review is here.

Haircare:

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Maui Mositure Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner – This shampoo and conditioner set really has helped keep my hair under control during the summer months. Original review is here.

Makeup:

Bite Beauty Everday Agave Lip Mask – I apply this every night before I go to bed and wake up with the softest / smoothest lips. Original review is here.

Maison Jacynthe Illuminator *- I am so in love with this beautiful highlighter. I think that I’ve worn it every single time I’ve worn makeup this month! Original review is here.

There you have it, my faves for the month of July. What were your faves this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All purchased by me except for item marked with an asterix* All opinions are my own.

Weekly Recap July 10th to 16th

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

Monday, July 10th – Maison Jacynthe Fluid Foundation Review

Thursday, July 13th – Maison Jacynthe Illuminator and Nail Polish Reviews

I’ll be continuing to post on twice a week, most likely sticking to Monday and Thursday blog posts.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure:  PR samples, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience.

Maison Jacynthe Illuminator and Nail Polish Reviews

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I was recently sent a lovely package from Maison Jacynthe of some of their new product launches (Thank You Maison Jacynthe!) I’ve previously reviewed products from Maison Jacynthe (here and here) and really loved them, so I was super excited to open my package!

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I received three products – a Fluid Foundation, an Illuminator / Highlighter, and a Nail Polish.  Earlier this week I reviewed the Fluid Foundation (here), and today I’m reviewing the Illuminator and a Nail Polish.

All info in italics is taken from the Maison Jacynthe website. Let’s start with the Illuminator:

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This natural highlighter has an excellent hold and gives you a sublime and structured look. Its formula, made with coffee extracts, corn, macadamia oil and apricot, brightens and hydrates the skin. You will love its texture and fine pigments. Available in 2 shades:

  • 01 Soleil Pétillant is shimmery with a slight golden tint.
  • 02 Lune Rose is also shimmery with a golden pink finish.

Our highlighters catch the light and give you an immediate healthy looking skin.

Maison Jacynthe

I chose the Soleil Pétillant / Sparkling Sun shade. It is a very soft golden highlighter, and really gives my skin a natural looking glow. It is very finely milled, and long wearing. My photos just don’t capture how beautiful it looks on the skin.

All of the eyeshadows, blushes, and illuminators come in this type of packaging where you can purchase a beauty empty compact from Maison Jacynthe, or just put it into another empty palette.

Now onto the Nail Polish:

This unique nail polish (available in 10 colors) is free of 9-10 of the most toxic ingredients usually found in nail polish. * 75.5%-80% of natural origin * enriched with organic silicon with fortifying and protective properties * certified by PETA, cruelty-free * gluten-free, nickel-free (to avoid risks of allergies) * FREE OF: formalin – formaldehyde – toluene – dibutyl phthalate – paraben – xylene – camphor – styrene – benzophenone – rosin (except color #9)

Out of the 10 shades, I picked Taormina, a beautiful mauve nude shade. It is really difficult to capture this shade – as you can see in the above two photos, it looks more grey or brown in tone, but in reality it is more mauve (closer to the first two photos). This is a highly wearable colour. I would say that it needs two to three coats for perfect application. I wear tested this nail polish without a top coat to see how it would perform.

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Most nail polishes do not last more than three days without chipping on me, even with a top coat. The above photo is after five days, no topcoat, – with minor tip wear on most nails, and chips on two nails – so with a topcoat, it would last even longer for me! That is impressive for my nails!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: PR sample, however my opinion is my own!