Empties February 2019

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It’s once again time to show you what I’ve managed to finish up from my stash. Let’s take a look and I’ll link reviews and let you know if I’ve already re-purchased, or if I plan to re-purchase in the future. Let’s take a look:

Empties February 2019 - Lowen's, Joik

Lowen’s Shampoo is Betta (*PR Sample) – This shampoo is awesome! It lathers really well and makes my hair and scalp feel so clean. The full size is going on my wishlist as I have a few shampoos to use up form my stash. Review is here.

Lowen’s Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! Face, Hand & Body Lotion (*PR sample) – Another favourite! I was using this after every shower and bath. So good for dry winter skin. Another one to add to my wishlist as I have a few body butters, and lotions to use up. Review is here.

Joik Micellar Water – I bought this when visiting Tallinn, Estonia (summer 2017). It didn’t work well for my face, as I found it to leave a soapy film, but it worked amazingly well for cleaning up arm swatches! Review is here.

Empties February 2019 - Wet n Wild, Nip + Fab

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix – This worked great for de-puffing my under-eyes, but lately I found that I needed a little more hydration. This would be more of a summer product for me. I won’t be re-buying right now, I have two or three eye creams / serums to use up. Review is here.

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil – Thus far, this is my holy grail brow pencil! I have already purchased a replacement. So quick and easy to use. Review is here.

I also did a little decluttering in my eye and lip liner stash – these ones are quite old, so it is time to get rid of them. I have so many liners in my stash.

Empties February 2019 - Crown Brush, Absolute New York, Urban Decay

Crown Brush Kohl Pencil in Sea Green K-48 (*Freebie from the Crown Brush booth, Generation Beauty, Toronto 2016) – I didn’t love this one, it was dry and was not long wearing, so I never reached for it. The colour is really nice though. Review is here.

Absolute New York Duo Stroke Liquid Liner (*Gift Bag Swag from Generation Beauty, Toronto 2016) – I actually cannot recall the last time that I used this. I remember liking it a lot, but I rarely wear liquid liner any more. Review is here.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Venom – I got this lip liner several years ago (even before I had started blogging), and it was lost in my stash for quite some time, and sadly has dried out.

I have a few more eye and lip liners to check and possibly declutter, so there might be more in next month’s empties.

Empties February 2019

Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This post contains some PR items, all are identified. My opinion is my own regardless of whether an item was purchased by me or gifted.

Minimal Makeup Faves for May 2018

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I cannot believe that it is already June! I thought that I would share my makeup faves for the month of May with you (and links to the reviews).

I’ve been wearing minimal makeup these days, but there are a few products that I’ve reached for on days that I wore makeup:

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

This is perfect for when I want to be wearing sunscreen, but want some light coverage and evening out of my skintone. I don’t think that I’ve worn regular foundation in weeks! Review is here.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector 

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

I’ve been using this under eye corrector since I purchased it in May 2016. It works well for me, and doesn’t crease on me. I especially need it during allergy season! Review is here.

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer

I’ve been using this a lot since finishing up my Nyx HD Concealer. It works so well with my skintone, and doesn’t cake up! Review is here.

Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil

I use this brow pencil for days when I want a quick and easy brow. When I have loads of time, I’ll use my SureThik Brow Powder, but when I’m strapped for time, I tend to go for this pencil as it is fool-proof! Review is here.

Essence The False Lashes Mascara or I ❤ Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

Both are my go to mascaras because they add volume and hold a curl for my stubborn stick straight lashes. I’ve purchased and repurchased both mascaras several times. Reviews are here and here.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Swatches

I’m always wearing of the the Bite Beauty Lipsticks that I own. I have several and all are swatched in my Sweet Cream review ! I can’t wait to own more!

What were your favourites for May?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Products purchased by me, except for the Juice Beauty CC Cream and Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick – those were birthday gifts (from my mom).

 

Weekly Recap Mar 26th to Apr 1st

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to quickly and easily catch up on what I’ve been testing out this week.

Monday, March 26th – Wet n Wild UltimateBrow Retractable Review (Medium Brown)

 

Wednesday, March 28th – Derma E Firming DMAE Moisturizer Review

Derma E Firming DMAE Moisturizer

Friday, March 30th – Everyday Minerals Velvet Eyeshadow in Fresh Glowing Review

 

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: All products purchased by me – thank you me, I love you!

Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Retractable Review (Medium Brown)

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Today I have a review of the Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Retractable in the shade Medium Brown that I recently purchased. I’ve been testing it out for over two weeks now. [info in italics taken from the Wet n Wild website]

Insta-worthy! Fill in and define your brows with our unique triangular pencil tip. It creates strokes small enough to look like your finest hairs and sharpens the edges of those brows with rub-resistant pigments. Brush and blend it all out with the pencil’s built-in spoolie. When you’re done, the tip retracts for quick-and-easy storage in your makeup bag.

This retractable brow pencil is available in four shades – taupe, ash brown, medium brown and dark brown. I decided to get the medium brown shade. I tend to buy either the medium or dark brown shade in most brow products.

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil

When I first swatched this, it felt really waxy and skipped. I very nearly threw it out, but since I’ve committed to using things up and not wasting them unless a product causes a skin reaction, and then I will either bin or re-home a product, I decided to keep testing out this brow pencil.

I’m really glad that I did, as it softened up and no longer skipped when applied! It works really well to help fill and define my brows, and does not wear or rub off until I remove my makeup. Shade-wise the colour is perfect for me – my brows are naturally quite dark even though they are on the sparse side. The spoolie is good quality too.

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil

What is your fave brow product?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

 

 

Weekly Recap March 19th to 25th

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

Monday, March 19th – Sample Testing First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint Review

Wednesday, March 21st – Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder Review

Friday, March 23rd – Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions March 2018

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog post for disclosures.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder Review

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Today I have a review of the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder in the shade Warm Light. I purchased it early last week and have been testing it out since then. [info in italics taken from the Wet n Wild website]

Pack this genius pressed powder in your bag for endlessly amazing photos every time. Light-diffusing pigments give your skin a veil of silky natural looking perfection in photos and IRL. Wear it alone, on bare skin or over Photo Focus foundation for a flawless finish. 

  • Sets makeup with an unbelievably soft, satin finish
  • Reduces shine throughout the day
  • Each shade covers a range of skin tones

Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder

This powder is available in eight different shades: Warm Light, Neutral Buff, Neutral Beige, Warm Beige, Tan Beige, Golden Tan, Dark Cafe, and Cocoa.

Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder

Shadewise, Warm Light works perfectly for me. I mainly got this powder to set my foundation, and to reduce shine.

Wet n Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder

It is finely milled and feels silky on the skin. This powder gives my skin a natural finish. I’ve tested it out with bare skin (and under eye concealer),  with my Deciem Serum foundation, and with my Maison Jacynthe foundation, and it looked great with all three.

Have you tried this powder?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this.

 

Weekly Re-Cap April 10th to 16th

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

Monday, April 10th – Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask Review

Wednesday, April 12th – Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Rhubarb 

Friday, April 14th – Wet ‘n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick Review

This upcoming week I’ll have my April Ipsy Glam Bag First Impressions, and two skincare reviews. My replacement Ipsy Glam Bag for March still has not arrived, and I highly doubt that it ever will.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews.

Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick

Hello, hello! Today I have a little review of a Silk Finish Lipstick from Wet N Wild.

I was at my local dollar store last month and for once they had some Wet N Wild lipsticks, so I knew that I had to grab one! (Description in italics taken from the Wet N Wild website)

We’ve never quite understood why others make you spend over 20X as much on something that we give you for next to nothing. Our lipstick formula contains all the same things as the other guys: rich color, vitamins A & E, aloe vera, and really feels like putting silk on your lips. If you’re already thinking “That is a crazy bargain,” we’ve now added macadamia nut oil that contains antioxidants to hydrate your lips for a smooth, supple pout. Are we just crazy? Have we gone too far? Or do you deserve it? We definitely think so! One try, and we guarantee you will declare this your best lipstick brand of life.

Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick

There wasn’t a huge shade selection, but I picked the shade Will You Be With Me because it looked like a fun light pink shade for spring.

Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick

It really is a silky smooth lipstick, and doesn’t feel waxy like a lot of cheap lipsticks often feel. And for less than $2, it is a steal of a deal! I’m going to have to go back to see if any new shades have been stocked.

Have you tried any of these lipsticks? What do you think of them?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

July Faves (2016)

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I cannot believe that it is the end of July already! This summer is flying by!

Today I’d like to show you my faves for the month.

Skincare:

Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner – this facial mist is so refreshing and soothing. I use it after I was my face, and during the day whenever I feel that I need a blast of soothing goodness. Especially great during the past two weeks of super hot and humid weather. Reviewed here.

Sukin Purifying Facial Masque – I’ve been multi-masking these days, using this one everywhere except for my nose and chin. Reviewed here.

Pixi Glow Mud Mask – I’ve been using this one on my nose and chin along with the above mentioned Sukin Facial Mask. I’m going to be sad when this one is finished since I haven’t found anywhere that carries Pixi since the closure of Target. Reviewed here. *

NuWorld Botanicals Multi-Nutritive 3-in-1 Oil in Energy Boost – I’ve been using this one a LOT these days, in the bath, or applied after a bath or shower, even in my hair. I just love the scent! It is a definite mood lifter!  Reviewed here. *

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant – I just reviewed this on Monday, but this is a definite fave. Especially after the hot and humid weather! Best deodorant that I’ve EVER used. Review is here.

Make-up:

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Frick’n’Frack and Dopey. This summer I’ve been all about rose toned lips. Reviewed here and here.

Nyx Ombre Blush in Mauve Me. I’ve been wearing this one a lot, it gives a subtle glow when applied. Reviewed here.

Wet n Wild Coloricon “Bronzer” in Reserve My Cabana. This has been my go-to highlighter nearly every single day this month. I can’t thank Stashy enough for this one! Reviewed here. %

What were your faves this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Mostly purchased by me, except for items marked with * (Freebies and/or PR samples given for review) and % (giveaway loot winnings).