Mini Haul + Sneak Peek of What I’m Testing

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I placed a small online order at last week and it just arrived – so I thought I would show you what I got:

Mini Haul + Sneak Peek

Sudsatorium Lip Scrub in Great Gatsby (mint julep)

Hurraw Lip Balms in Earl Grey (bergamot) and Moon (blue chammomile and vanilla)

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil (kukui nut)

Kristin Ess Sea Salt Air Dry Spray

Mini Haul + Sneak Peek

Reviews to follow as soon as I’ve managed to test everything out!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased these things.

Mini Clothing Haul

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Today I have something a little different – a peek at the clothes that I bought last weekend. I went shopping with the goal of purchasing one or two blouses that would work with what I already had in my closet. I haven’t bought myself any clothes in so long! Here’s what I got (all at 20% off):

1. Printed jersey t-shirt

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2. Flowy printed blouse (Anna Glover X H+M Collab) – I love this type of blouse with jeans, skirts or shorts. I wore this blouse on Wednesday to a client meeting with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans.

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3. Floral printed collar shirt – it is weird, I don’t usually go for prints that often, but this season I saw SO MANY prints that I really liked. Again, I can see wearing this one with several jeans, skirts or even shorts in my wardrobe. This photo does not do the print justice at all.

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4. Printed shirt dress (Anna Glover X H+M Collab) – This not something that I would normally try on, let alone buy, but I really liked the print and decided to try it on and LOVED it! I can picture wearing this with a cute pair of flats or sandals (or more likely flip flops).Mini Haul (H+M) April 2018

Bonus – a little birthday gift to me from me:

Every year, around my birthday, Softmoc has a Friends and Family sale (usually 25% discount I think), so I bought myself a new pair of Vans slip-on sneakers to replace my old pair. I think I had my last pair for three years and they were so worn out!

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So there you have it,  my mini clothing haul. Hope you enjoyed something a little different than my usual reviews.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All were purchased by me for me. Thanks me!

Weekly Re-Cap (Mar 27th to Apr 2nd)

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Just a little re-cap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out on anything:

Tuesday, March 28th – Mini Birthday Haul Part 1 – Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Pepper

Thursday, March 30th – Mini Birthday Haul Part 2 – Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Mask and Tarte Brighter Days Moisturizer

This coming week I’ll be back to my normal blogging schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday posts.

How was your week? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews.

Mini Birthday Haul Part 2 – Herbivore, Tarte

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Today I’m reviewing the samples (both deluxe and regular) from my mini haul (descriptions in italics are taken from the Sephora website):

The first of which I got using a promo code – the Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask – this one has been on my wish list to try for ages!

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This mask is designed to clarify and resurface skin with soothing blue tansy, naturally resurfacing white willow bark, and gently exfoliating fruit enzymes. It leaves skin soft and renewed, and skin gains increased clarity and smoothness with continual use.

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This is a lovely blue gel type facial mask. I did a patch test on my arm before testing it on my face, as I wasn’t sure how my skin would react. It really is a cooling and soothing mask, and my skin feels so soft and smooth after using. I’m sure that the increase in clarity will come with continued use. I’ll be adding the full size version to my wish list!

The second deluxe sample I got with my Beauty Insider points – the Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer.

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Give skin a natural-looking glow with Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer. This lightweight facial lotion is formulated with 70 percent water and light-reflecting mineral pigments to quench dull, dehydrated skin while delivering a sheer veil of illumination and radiance. The sweat-resistant formula is perfect for before or after the gym, or even for faking an afterglow without the sweat session. It can be worn alone or under your makeup for a subtle sheen. This hypoallergenic multitasker works to soften, smooth, and deliver a long-lasting surge of moisture without clogging pores.

This is a nice light moisturizer with very fine mica in it that helps add radiance to the skin. Very gentle, and non-greasy. Will I buy a full size? It is nice, but isn’t a must have for me.

Now onto the free samples – perfumes – both have rose notes, perfect for spring!


The fragrance transfigures the mythic rose, infusing it with a resolutely urban spirit. Combined with magnolias and generous peonies, the rose becomes both honey-like and powdery; its petals blossom on the skin. Cheeky, free, and sophisticated, the scent breaks every boundary and vibrates with a woody tone—a signature rose that has become a legend.

I’m in love with this perfume, I love the rose notes in this one.


The unique scent opens with top notes of fresh mandarin and frozen lemon, balanced with watery tones of freesia to create a soft, dewy feeling. An infusion of Bulgarian rose essence, crunchy violet leaves, and delicate peony petals brings a freshness to the feminine floral heart, while ambergris base notes reveal a subtle masculine undertone.

This is a perfume that I’ve always liked on other people but never really liked on myself. Until now! This one is also so lovely! I don’t know which one I love more!

Have you tried any of these items?

Disclosure: Items gotten with promo codes, Sephora Beauty Insider points, and free samples with purchase.

Mini Birthday Haul – Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Pepper

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My birthday is next week, and every year I buy myself a little treat. This year, my little treat is from Sephora – of course the day AFTER I placed my order, I got my email about my free birthday gift so I still need to pick that up.

Sephora Birthday Haul - Briogeo and Bite Beauty

As you can see, I bought myself two main things – a full size of the Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Crème (originally reviewed the sample size here) and a Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shade Pepper.

I’ll be reviewing the rest in another post as I haven’t tested everything out yet. Onto the review!

Here’s what it says on the Sephora website:

Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.

This is my first lipstick from Bite Beauty and I have to say that it is well worth the money – it is the most luxurious and smooth lipstick that I’ve ever owned!


The shade that I picked was Pepper – described as a dusty rose.

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It is such a perfect shade for spring! I absolutely love it, and can’t wait to add a few more to my collection! It is long wearing and comfortable on the lip.

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Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

ColourPop Mini Haul November 2015 – Super Shock Shadow in Stereo

Happy Friday! Here is the final swatching post from this month’s mini haul from ColourPop, posts for the Lippie Stix here and the Super Shock Cheek highlighters here. Today I’m showing you the Super Shock Shadow in Stereo.

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Stereo: “Someone will definitely blast “In Your Eyes” outside your bedroom window if you wear this Blackened burgundy with copper and pink violet duo chrome glitter sprinkled on top in a Metallic finish.” In the packaging and with the lid on, Stereo looks more brown toned burgundy than coppery and pink violet as described. *This one was VERY difficult to photograph, so I tried to shoot it from different angles.*

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Instructions for use:

For maximum coverage: Use fingertip and tap shadow onto eye lid. A flat, fine tip synthetic brush will work fabulously as well and is actually better for a more detailed application close to the lash line. However, your fingertips make for the most intense application. To blend: Use a fluffy brush that has good movement, dip tip of the brush into the shadow and blend with a “wind shield wiper” movement throughout the crease of the eye. This will make your shadow softer and more diffused (like a total pro). When finished, close that sucker up tight! Don’t leave the jar opened for long periods of time, you may lose some of the magic that makes the Super Shock Shadow so amazzzing.

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This final photo is the best representation of Stereo, colour-wise. It best shows the duo-chrome flecks of copper and pinky violet. If you apply it very sparingly, it appears as a blackened shadow with just a hint of sparkle. To get the gorgeous duo-chrome effect, you will have to apply it using the “patting” technique described above.

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

Disclosure: I purchased this!

ColourPop Mini Haul Nov 2015 – Super Shock Cheeks

Continuing on with swatching of my recent mini-haul from ColourPop (Lippie Stix review here) , today I’m showing you the Super Shock Cheek products that I purchased. It is next to impossible to get an accurate colour representation of these two highlighters in the packaging, despite taking the photos from different angles.

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The Super Shock Cheek products have that same weird bouncy texture as their shadows. Here’s the application instructions:

Fingertips will provide the highest amount of coverage. Brush suggestions: Use a flat synthetic cheek/ foundation brush or a duo fiber brush; flat synthetic brush will give more coverage and the duo fiber brush will give a more sheer, air brushed effect. WHEN FINISHED: Close that sucker up tight! Don’t leave the jar opened for long periods of time; you may lose some of the magic that makes the Super Shock Cheek Pearlized so amazzzing. Colour builds from natural to a more intense look. … Build to your heart’s desire!

Now onto the swatches. When I first swiped my fingers over both Sticky Sweet and Stole the Show, I thought to myself, “oh my, this is definitely outside my comfort zone!”

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First up is Sticky Sweet: Ooey gooey, sticky sweet, sticks to your cheeks and not your feet (haha we tried) – a deep violet with pink duo chrome finish. Second up is Stole the Show: Light cool-toned gold with luminous flashes of pink, silver and gold. They’ll want an encore when you put this on.

In the two photos below, both Sticky Sweet and Stole the Show are heavily swatched on my arm and the photos taken from different angles to try to show the depth of the pigmentation, and to try to capture the sheen. Aren’t they GORGEOUS?

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The next two photos are the same swatches, but blended out.

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I think that both Sticky Sweet and Stole the Show would work beautifully on a wide variety of skin tones. Applied with a light hand, and blended out, both are gorgeous and very wearable, even if you are pale like me.

Have you tried either of these Super Shock Cheek highlighters from Colour Pop?

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

Disclosure: I purchased these things.

Mini Haul Sneak Peak – Nyx and Milani

Just a little sneak peak of my mini-haul since I’m not in Montreal at the moment.

Lawton's Mini Haul

I bought a Nyx Dream catcher Palette in Stormy Skies / Ciel Orageux, a Milani Lipstick in shade #40, Cabaret Blend and Nyx Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in shade CJ02 Fair / Clair. Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to try things out!

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