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Anti Haul 2018 #1

There is so many things about me that have changed since I started this blog. The main one being having to buy every single new product that came out. Three years ago it was about quantity not quality. It was about tools and not technique. I spent some time in the beauty community last night looking at some very talented people’s work and lets be real here, I am just not on that level. 3 years ago, that would have been very discouraging to me, and now I just accept it. There are many more facets to me than makeup. Now I will buy products to review, that are different, something that hasn’t been done, and isn’t duplicated 30 times over.

This being said, welcome to my first anti-haul of 2018. (Not to be confused with Auntie Haul (When your Aunt buys you presents.)

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Child Destroys $1000 of Makeup! G.T.F Over It

At this point in the game if you are on social media and have EVER looked at a beauty related topic, I am certain your Facebook or Twitter algorithm has forced this article on you, with it’s epic click bait title.

Yeah I did it too. Deal with it.


If you know me, or have been around for awhile you know my feelings on children and parenting well are pretty set in stone. I support anyone who wants to have children but for reasons like the above, this life is not for me.

There are multiple issues why this article and the mass amount of coverage has frustrated me beyond reason.

  1. Why is this news? Is there nothing else going on in this world that idownload.jpgs more important than a child hand smashing some testers at a makeup store? If that’s the case, Trump must be gone, world hunger is solved, and the Middle East has found peace. Wait…. I didn’t wake up in that world. Did you?
  2. The headline is miss-leading. It reads as though a child walked into a Sephora, grabbed palettes off the display and smashed them onto the ground in a fit of rage over the lack of the right cerulean blue crayon to colour in that duck they are working on. – I would be pretty pissed too kid…BUT This is not what happened. Said child ruined testers. Testers that were already written off, and are sent to the store, to be tested. I have seen some adults do worse work on testers, than this.
  3. Should the parent have been watching the child? Of course they should be. That goes without saying. Does that mean these mothers, fathers, cousins, brothers, sisters, former roommates should not be able to go shopping for that they need? No. That’s ridiculous. Settle down twitter. Don’t tell people when they can and can’t shop and with who. Mind your own damn business, and please refer to item #2. Capture1.PNG

4. This is a teaching opportunity for parents, children, and staff. There is NO reason the parent shouldn’t have been paying attention to the child this long. Please… pay more attention. The child should learn to ask to play with anything on display. It might have stopped some of this damage from occurring, the parent could have easily explained they were in fact, not finger paints. (For a toddler anyway, they are definitely finger paints for me).  As for the store employees…. how did no one notice this happening? This is your store, your place of work. Have some pride, explain to the child what they are doing. Would you let someone steal from you? I would damn well hope not. The idea is to be on the floor and paying attention to your customers and what they are doing in your store.


Thoughts? How many times have you seen this pop up on your feed?


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Can we all settle down on the drama?

Guys… It’s not that serious. It’s just make up. If it’s not working for you. Return it.

What am I referringCapture.PNG to you may wonder? Well… Let me just rustle up a screen cap of what a search on YouTube gets you for “Subculture review”

I much prefer to stay away from reviews of new products until I have tested them out myself, but this one, was next to impossible to do so.

The drama was explosive. Beauty “gurus” grinding their brushes into palettes and being surprised when it turns into a massive shit storm of a mess… what did they think was going to happen?

The amount of OMG! WTF! ?DISGUSTING! @#$% all over social media and directed at Anastasia is shocking, and wildly over dramatic.  It is well within our rights as bloggers to not like a product or to

I bought this palette, I own this palette, I use this palette. I have used it almost everyday for a week.

This is what it looked like at the time of purchase. Beforeand this is where we are at 7 days of use later… (apologies for different lighting, one had studio lights, and one did not)FullSizeRender

Do you SEE THERE IS NO PAN?! DO YOU SEE IT LOOKS ALMOST THE SAME?! Thank the lord for the fact that I am not a savage with my eye shadows and I am not using a pitch fork to apply? Phew. Goodness sakes that was a close one!

As of the time of the after photo I have used all of the shades with the exception of Dawn. Not for any particular reason, I just happen to not have used it yet.

I am asking politely as one human to another, can we please stop creating drama around this release? If you don’t like this item, please feel free to return it. If it doesn’t work for you, doesn’t blend, or you just don’t like the shades, please feel free to give it an open and honest review, but PLEASE stop with the consistent swirling of your brushes into it until you burn out so much product you hit pan on purpose. Stop with the over dramatics. It’s exhausting, and you are making something of nothing.

There are so many other products I have watched people “make work” that are more expensive and worse quality. (Natasha D, I am looking at your palettes).

What are your thoughts on Subculture-Gate? Too much? Seems ridiculous? or totally founded on reason?

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The Most Impressive Liquid Lipstick EVER

There are certain things in life that I am sure of. Some of them are listed below

  • dogs are the best
  • there is not an eye shadow palette on the planet,  I don’t immediately want to stick on my face in some fashion
  • If it’s sparkly I want to touch it
  • ABH has THE BEST liquid lipsticks on the planet.

All of these things are still true. Until today, where my world was rattled by a new liquid lipstick formula. Continue reading “The Most Impressive Liquid Lipstick EVER”

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Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation

If there is one brand I am always confident in buying from it’s Anastasia Beverly Hills. So when I decided I wanted to try a stick foundation it made sense in my mind to reach for ABH above all else.

Off I went to Sephora to find my shade (Ivory it would seem), albeit a bit too light I could still make it work.


SRP: $33 CAD

Description on  This highly pigmented, buildable cream stick foundation creates a flawless, natural looking demi-matte finish. The Stick Foundation is ideal for combination and oily skin, and the lightweight, easy-to-layer foundation delivers light-to-full-coverage, depending on the method of application. It’s designed to quickly and precisely apply all-over coverage, daily touch ups, or highlight and contour with ease.

Needless to say this might be the first time I have ever felt such disappointment in ABH.

Application 3/10: I tried this foundation with the UD Optical Illusion Complexion Primer, Milk Makeup Blur Stick, and NYX Pore Filler primer. (All primers I have used with other foundations without issue.  Let me tell you that now matter HOW much I tried to make more pores disappear with this foundation I looked like a pock marked crazy pants.

I attempted to blend using a Beauty Blender – it did not budge. To the point where I had flashbacks to the Smashbox contour sticks. Round two – Sigma F80- Mild success however, still smeary and stiff.


Not that I want to have an extreme close up of my pores on the internet, but I couldn’t do a review without showing the outcome of this foundation.

Please note how the product piles into my pores and seems streaky on my skin.

Coverage 4/10:  This did end up covering some of my redness which is important to me. However the wear time wasn’t good enough for me. I felt like it was sliding off very quickly throughout the day. I also made note of how it wore terribly through the day but anywhere I had concealer it would cling in desperation, leaving me even more patchy. IMG_6530.PNG

Overall Rating and Final Thoughts


I am surprised at how much I didn’t like this product. The only thing I would agree with is the price point. When pitted against other stick foundations I think its the most reasonably priced.

As you can see by the photos, this in no way gave me a flawless or dewy finish, and I returned it a few days later. I feel like I did give it a fair shake, and it just wouldn’t work for me 😦

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope everyone had a fantastic Canada Day/July 4th long weekend.



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New video up & Last Chance for Giveaway

Hi everyone, in celebration of the giveaway winner being only two days away I decided to do a tutorial/giveaway demonstration of the Power of Makeup palette that I am giving out. If you would like to enter the giveaway in it’s final days please do so!


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Blush Highlight and Bronzer Collection

Happy Labour Day everyone! Easy watching today, with another collection video!