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!
Happy Labour Day everyone! Easy watching today, with another collection video!
It’s been a long road with Ipsy, I believe close to two years. All good things must come to an end. Especially when they stop being a good thing.
Check out my video for my final Ipsy unbagging and reasons for cancelling.
I have switched over to Boxycharm which I do find a much better deal, and it gives me the opportunity to try things I would not have had the chance to otherwise.
If you haven’t seen it yet here are some examples of Boxy Charm boxes!
It’s that time of year again, where the leaves start to turn, the nights get cooler, and The International Makeup Artist Tradeshow comes to Toronto. Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on the weekend of October 1st, it’s bound to be a place where faces are a competition, art is appreciated, and sales are scoured.
This years participants are listed below, and you can click on their names to check out their products! See you there!
- AJ CRIMSON Beauty
- Alcone Company
- Bare Minerals
- Bdellium Tools
- Beauty D
- Benefit Cosmetics
- Bio Seaweed Gel
- Blur Makeup Room
- CiCi Fashion Brush
- Crimes of Beauty Apparel and Accessories
- Dermablend Professional
- Dhemys Cosmetics
- Dose of Colors
- ESQIDO Mink Lashes
- EVE PEARL Beauty Brands
- Eye Kandy Cosmetics
- Golden Devon Beauty Supply
- Jordane Cosmetics
- Kat Von D Beauty
- Kryolan Professional Makeup
- Lady Moss Beauty
- LASplash Cosmetics
- The Lip Bar
- Lit Cosmetics
- London Brush Company
- Makeup Forever
- Melanie Mills Hollywood
- Morphe Brushes
- Naked Cosmetics
- Neveen Dominic Cosmetics
- Niki Garret Cosmetics
- NYX Cosmetics
- Royal & Langnickel Brushes
- Saint Cosmetics
- Sleek Brows Canada
- Veil Cosmetics
- Velour Lashes
- Violet Voss
- Virtzu Distribution
To start, if you prefer the video versions of unboxings please CLICK HERE for all of your video delights.
Secondly- if you have yet to enter my 1K Giveaway for the Nikki tutorials “Power of Makeup” palette, please do so HERE. It has many ways to enter and is very easy to do so! Not to mention your chances are pretty good because I am a pretty small youtuber. 🙂
That being said here are the items I received in this months Boxycharm. They are also improving their shipping times to Canada, and I received my box well before the end of the beginning of the next month.
Makeup Eraser AmpliMascara
My thoughts- After first use I am really not even 100% sure what this is supposed to do. It states it is a serum that will build up your lash to a full and thick natural look. When I applied it this morning it was like putting a clear coat on my lashes. However when I used it and then used another mascara on top I noticed the second mascara applied significantly better and definitely worked better than without the Amplimascara. Will have to continue use an report back!
2. Aloette Time Repair Serum
My thoughts- I really love receiving some really expensive skincare. You may think that reason is based on wanting to get stuff for cheap, but it truly isn’t. I am always curious to see if the expensive items are as good/better/not good compared to something for a fraction of the price. My skin is having some adult acne challenges recently, while still combating fine lines and frown lines. I am interested to see what this can do for me.
It is said to refine fine lines and wrinkles and is best to be use
d morning and evening. Once I have used up the rest of my Skin Inc from Toronto Gen Beauty I will have to give this a go.
3. Beauty For Real Shadow Stx
My thoughts- No joke people, I am, as a rule, not a fan of shadow sticks. The only one I ever can ever make work and not crease like a silk shirt, is the Nyx milk pencil. Which really just goes under other shadows. This however… I LOVE. It is a beautiful shade, a bronze taupe, comes with a sharpener on the bottom, and is send with a precise tip instead of just some dull bowling ball looking applicator. If you have never tried applying make up with a bowling ball, I assure you. It’s not easy. I fell asleep with the swatch I had done during the video on my hand. I slept all night with that little swatch, and he was dedicated. It wasn’t a one night stand. Not even a smear. Stayed put. I wore it today with a little bit of dark brown in the crease from the trusty old Naked Basics palette and wow…what an easy look. Huge win, recommend 10/10.
4. Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick
My thoughts- I have been loving any kind of long wearing red lip the last few weeks. This swatch also went to bed with me, and had to be removed with makeup removing oil this morning. I am VERY about anything that needs to be pried off. I run around all day at work and don’t have a mirror handy. Who wants to be worried that there will be a big red smear all over your face? This isn’t war ladies, it’s just an office job. The formula dried quickly on the hand, however I have not had a chance to try it out on the lips yet. I didn’t think it would be a fair go considering I had basically the same shade with a similar formula on yesterday. That price point though… what lipstick is $10 anymore?
5. Coastal Scents Blush + Bronzer Mini Palette
SRP- $13.95+ $6
My thoughts- Full disclosure I did not use this yet. The swatches were pigmented and I do appreciate the shade range available. The brush is soft and felt nice to the touch. I needed a travel contour brush so I am happy with that. I am not sure I would use any of these bronzers to contour as they are all fairly sparkly, but for travel and something you aren’t too worried about I would definitely take it away with me for a few different options in an easy compact place. I also l really liked that the shades are SIGNIFICANTLY different. So help me god, if I got another contour kit that the bronzers are essentially the same on the skin I might have flown off the handle.
All in all this was an EXCELLENT box and I am very happy with my subscription with Boxycharm thus far. We will have to wait and see how Ipsy fairs this month. I have traded in my points, because I have decided if this bag is a let down that I will be discontinuing my relationship with them. Its been a good run, but sometimes it is just time!
If you are interested in subscribing to Boxycharm please hit the link HERE and it will take you right on over to their website. The subscription is about $35 a month 🙂
As a quick sidebar, I have to say I have ALSO been loving Just Fab… I hate it when I like gimmicky stuff, I feel so sucked in! If you are interested in checking them out here is my referral link. YES it helps me, NO I am not a corporate shill for them I just think they are an excellent service and for the price their products are excellent.
Alright everyone! It’s on like Donkey Kong! The giveaway is up and life and ready to go. Here is how you enter below.
Don’t forget to watch the video and make sure you get all your entries in! There are always extra goodies with my giveaways!
Hi everyone! So happy to announce that I have finally hit 1000 subscribers on Youtube! After just over a year and a half of plugging away my goal has been hit.
To celebrate I am planning to do a thank you give away for everyone, that will be hosted on my channel as well as here. Normally I have a really good idea of what I want to give away, but this time I am at a bit of a loss.
So here is my ask, What are you lusting after right now? Do you want to see a drugstore giveaway of holy grails? Or a Youtube Collab themed giveaway? Tell me what’s on your wishlist so I can compile a list of products and pick them up for you lovely people!
To make sure you can enter the giveaway make sure you head over and Subscribe to my Channel!