Beauty Reviews · Drugstore Cosmetics · Uncategorized

Lash-O-Matic Review | It’s A Fart

This has been the week of Wet n’ Wild products ,and so far I have only reviewed products that I have liked. So I wanted to do a couple posts this week on the “farts”.

This is in reference to my Wet N Wild Full Face of products video.


Let’s talk about the Lash O Matic first. If you have been around for awhile you may have seen my epic rant of 2015 re:Younique and their stupid fibre mascara. So I have no clue why I thought this would blow my mind. Actually, let’s be totally honest here I’m not sure I ever had that expectation.

Price: 11.29

Claims: Lash-o-Matic Fiber Extension Kit gives you unbelievable length and unreal volume. The quick-drying priming and sealing mascara is oh-so-black and the lightweight nylon fibers stay put. This instant lash extension kit gives you the look of false lashes in three easy steps.


To be honest with you my first issue with this, is that as a whole, it does not give me better results than my regular $3 Essence mascara. Not even close, it’s actually worse.

Do you see those fibres in that picture on the white wand? They go on your lashes alright and promptly fall into your eyes every time you blink before you are able to “seal with the mascara”. The application of the fibres on top of the mascara does not work the way one would hope. That is for sure. They bunch together like little lash tumble weeds waiting to infiltrate your eyeball at the first sign of struggle. This in of itself, is not for me.

The second issue– of many, all of which I won’t list. Is that when you do actually go to seal on these fibres to your lashes, the mascara wand just pushes them back off, they stick onto the black mascara wand and go back into the tube. ClumpCity! This is not good for your mascara, or your eyes.

As of these claims, I don’t agree with any of them, I don’t need three steps to get nice eyelashes, I really only need one. Thanks for trying Wet n Wild!

I hold firm that fibre mascaras are just trouble waiting to happen. STAY AWAY!

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Beauty Reviews · makeup reviews · Palettes

Rimmel Magnif’eyes Colour Edition

Good Morning all,

I picked up the Rimmel Magnif’eyes colour edition palette up earlier in the weekend, because I just can’t help myself. It’s not often you see a truly colourful palette coming from the original drugstore brands, so I thought I would give’r a shot. My thoughts are mixed, and mildly confused.

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Beauty Releases · Beauty Reviews · Lip Product · Uncategorized

Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick | Concrete Jungle

There are not many things in life that confuse me. This lipstick does. I picked this up from Walmart for $8.99 on the weekend thinking OOOO I love the Maybelline lipstick formula’s and this colour looks awesome. I’m going to try it, love it, and tell the world.


Nope. Not So.

What it’s supposed to do?

  • Pure matte lipstick
  • 2x more mattifying powders vs color sensational creamy matte lipstick
  • Glide onto lips for an effortlessly cool and edgy look

I will give it that it;s a creamy matte look and feel, and that it gives an edgy look. If by edgy you mean patchy around the edges.


This was about 5 swipes with the product, and although it’s a cool grey purple and I really dig the colour. I’m not sold on the wear.

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anti haul · Beauty · Beauty Releases · Beauty Reviews · Cosmetics · makeup

Products I will Always Repurchase

There are always those products that you consistently reach for. Even me, who moves through my collection like a river over a waterfall. I don’t stick to one product for long, my palettes look brand new, because they are each used as much as another, and for the most part I don’t even dip into the same spot in the pan.

There are however a few holy grail products, that I will repurchase time and time again and hold a dear place in my heart, and I will always reach for them.

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Walmart $3.99

It looks cheap because it is, BUT it’s amazing, and I am on my 3rd of 4th. This is a brush tip and a wet formula, and doesn’t operate like a pen. The brush isn’t stiff, but doesn’t fray and can give a thick or thin line depending on the style you want and the way the brush is angled. Do I think this is a good product for someone trying to learn how to do a wing for the first time? Probably not because it is VERY black and intense, but if you have mastered the art of the pen, save yourself $15 from buying the tattoo liner ( Which don’t get me wrong, is also great) and buy this instead. There is no transfer and it stays on forever. For those of you with dogs, it can withstand a million puppy kisses too. Trust me, my guys have tried.

downloadYSL The Shock Mascara

Sephora $29

Yeah I know, pretty steep contrast to Mr. Eyeliner up there, but I swear it’s worth it. I have recommended this to countless people and most believe it is worth the splurge. I open it and let it sit for a week or two, (not open, but unsealed from the factory) to let it dry just a bit. I prefer a dryer formula so I do this periodically to make products work better for me. No flaking, No clumping, just big volumized lashes, that at the end of the day come off with minimal effort.

Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm download

Sephora $38

This product came as a surprise to me when I received it as a deluxe sample, which I promptly used and went and repurchased the full size. This is a solid makeup remover. I know right? You are all like what? Wouldn’t that hurt? No people it doesn’t. Think coconut oil (Which is also a great beauty tool for removing makeup, making hair shiny, and adding a little coconut flavour to zucchini noodles.) This cleanser breaks down your makeup, and then all you need to do is wash it off with warm water and a face cloth, and then carry on with your regular skin care routine. I also have a penchant for the Boscia  Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil.

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Walmart $20

Seems steep for walmart doesn’t it? Until you realize this tub is as big as my head, and really works wonders for not only your face but for your body as well. I appreciate its ability to last forever, and be a multi use product. I am on my second tub, and it’s worth it. Just like you.

Ladownload.jpgura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder $47

This is something that almost annoys me. I can’t find any powder that is this good. I keep looking for the Airspun powder that you can get at Walmart in the states to replace it, but its just not working out for me. That being said I am on my 3rd round of this powder, because it’s so damn good I keep shelling out the big bucks for it. Although bitter about it, I still do it.

download.jpgNYX Pore Filling Primer

Shoppers $14.99

I wish this was just a teeny bit cheaper, but it’s still my favourite pore filling primer that doesn’t pill up on my skin. I press this into the places on my face where my pores are more prominent, and use the Hangover RX from Too Faced on the rest of my skin. This covers both my dry skin and my large pores with minimal effort.

Thanks for coming by today, what products to you find yourself repurchasing over and over?

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Anastasia Beverly Hills · anti haul · Beauty · Beauty Releases · Beauty Reviews · Brands I don't buy from · Eye products

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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Beauty · Beauty Releases · Beauty Reviews · Boxycharm · Eyeshadows · Shop my stash

Shop My Stash Week 1

Shop my stash has become fairly important to me, for those of you that don’t know what the premise of this is… It’s basically a way to realize if you actually like something that is sitting in your collection, or if you only keep it there because it feels nice to have a pile of make up that IF toppled could kill a small village.

These are the products I chose for last week with a quick explanation of how I feel about them, and if they are stash or trash.

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Beauty Reviews · Boxycharm · Cosmetics · subscription box

Alright Boxycharm, We have another bone

to pick…

Part of the reason I actually really liked Ipsy was their rewards program, You could review products and get points to redeem for full size/deluxe sample size products. They weren’t always the best products, but there was always a fairly stellar selection. When I left Ipsy,  (You can see why here)  that was the only thing I knew I would miss.

When I switched to Boxycharm, I was happy to find out they had a similar points system, where you could refer others or review products to gain the “charms” to spend in their Charm shop.

Here is where the bone is. The charm shop has become increasingly terrible. There is NOTHING in it, hardly ever, so now I am sitting on 9000 charms and no where to shop with them. Capture.PNG

I mean… That’s it? What am I going to do with either of those things? There used to be 10-15 products to shop from at any given time, and I feel as though this has been barren for sometime now.

I have also reached out to their customer service to see if there was an issue or we would be seeing an update at some point, but to no avail. The cranky old lady in me wants to be super angry about it, but I will sit with mildly annoyed, due to their kick ass products they keep sending me every month.

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