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.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder Review

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Milani The Multitasker Face Powder

Today I have a review of The Multitasker Face Powder from Milani Cosmetics. I purchased this recently when I was in Nova Scotia visiting my parents earlier this month. I’ve never see Milani at pharmacies here in Montreal, so whenever I’m in NS, I always look for Milani – plus it happened to be on sale! (Info in italics is taken from the Milani website)

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder

This matte, oil-free powder performs as a foundation, a shine-zapping touch-up and even a highlighter and bronzer—depending on the shade. An instant addiction for anyone on-the-go, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder

I’ve been using this face powder as a setting powder and for touch-ups during the day. It is matte, but I use it over my more dewy finish foundations to achieve a not quite dewy, not quite matte, finish. Hopefully that makes sense. I don’t like a super, flat, matte finish for my skin, but I think that it would achieve that if used over a matte finish foundation if that is your preference.

Milani FP5

The Multitasker Face Powder is currently listed as being available in six different shades – 02 Light Medium,, 03 Medium, 04 Light Tan, 05 Tan, 06 Medium Tan, and 07 Dark Tan. I have shade 02 Light Medium, which is a perfect shade match for me.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder

The compact is metallic looking plastic on the outside and cheap plastic looking on the inside – but it is a sturdy casing. On the inside there is mirror, and a small velvet pad application in the compartment under the powder. I rarely ever use the pad that comes with as I prefer to use a brush for applying powder, but kept it for touch-ups.

All in all, I like this face powder.

Have you tried this one? What is your fave face powder?

Disclosure: I purchased this.


Weekly Re-cap (Feb 13th to 19th)

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Just a little re-cap of the week’s blog post in case you missed out.

Monday, February 13th – Nyx #nofilter Finishing Powder Review

Wednesday, February 15th  – Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation

Friday, February 17th – My A England Polish Collection

I’m still managing to do a daily yoga practice. Some days are better than others. I finally managed to do a side plank! Sure, I might have fallen over shortly after, but it is progress nonetheless!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased all the things!


Nyx #NoFilter Finishing Powder Review

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Today I have a little review of the Nyx #NoFilter Finishing Powder. I picked this up in my recent Nyx haul because my Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation is so close to finishing.

Here’s what it says on the website:

Introduce us to someone who doesn’t love a good photo filter, and we’ll introduce you to our secret herd of pet unicorns. Our point? When it comes to getting our picture taken, we all love a good filter. That’s why we created #NoFilter Finishing Powder–our amazing new product that delivers a finish as flawless and soft as the most flattering filters on Instagram and beyond.

This finishing powder is available in fifteen different shades: alabaster, porcelain, ivory, light, light beige, beige, medium olive, classic tan, honey beige, caramel beige, sand, golden, deep golden, mahogony, and cocoa. I picked the shade porcelain since it was one of the lighter shades, but not the absolute lightest, and I had already tried the concealer in this shade.

When I first opened this powder, I thought that it would be way too dark for me because it is so much darker looking than the concealer in the same shade. Thankfully, it actually swatches to match my skin tone perfectly.

Nyx #NoFilter Finishing Powder

This is a really silky smooth powder, and it gives my skin a really nice finish. I’m very happy with this one.

Just FYI – this powder does not come with a brush or a sponge-puff. I’ve been using a brush for applying.

Have you tried this finishing powder? Did you like it?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Mini Haul X2

Just a short and sweet post for you all today – my two mini hauls:

The first is from

mini haul elf and milani

e.l.f. BB cream in fair

Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Sangria

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Cream

The second mini haul is from Jean Coutu (a pharmacy here in Quebec) that FINALLY carries Nyx.

I almost squealed out loud in the pharmacy when I spotted the display!

Nyx Mini Haul

I didn’t have much money with me, so I limited myself to just two things:

Nyx butter lipstick in Pops

Nyx stay matte but not flat powder foundation in nude

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

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