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It’s been 11 months since my last Ipsy

While flitting around on the web I have noticed a considerable amount of people posting their goodies from their Ipsy subscriptions. Like a poisonous influx of the $10 makeup subscription all over my social medias trying to get into my wallet.

What better time to review if I regret my decision to cancel or not.  Continue reading “It’s been 11 months since my last Ipsy”

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7 Deadly Sins of Makeup

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Happy Saturday everyone! And happy long weekend to everyone who has one! For those of you who have to work this weekend, I feel your pain and you will make it through I promise!

I was meandering around some blogs this morning while drinking my coffee and watching the puppy bears fight over the smallest toy rope that exists in our home (about 6 inches long… seems ridiculous considering, but they love it), and I stumbled across the 7 deadly sins of makeup, and now here we are!

1. Greed- What is your most expensive make-up item?

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Marc Jacobs Style EyeCon No 20. SRP $124 Canadian

The most expensive makeup item I have ever purchased is  very recent to my collection. It actually just got to my house on Thursday, and is probably the first and only time I would spend this much on a palette. That being said, when I was lusting after this, all I could think in the back of my mind was that I have Marc Jacobs “The Vamp” palette and I didn’t love it. I struggled to use it, and wasn’t overly impressed.

I don’t regret this item in the slightest and so far I have used it almost everyday since I bought it. To call out the most incredible shade… the yellow gold in there is INSANE, barely even touch it and it is the most pigmented beautiful shadow I have seen in a very long time.

2. Wrath- What product do you have a love/hate relationship with?

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Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation Shade 330

I love this foundation. I truly do. It covers like a dream, it blends like a dream, the shade doesn’t oxidize, and it stays put. The effort to put this on and make it look flawless is 100% minimal. So what could there be that makes me hate this? The bases all see to be covered don’t they? Well… it makes me break out like crazy, my skin hates it. The true love hate about this is that it makes me break out like mad, but it also covers so well I can’t even tell I am breaking out until my foundation is removed. Then the next day when I go to use it again it covers the break outs up again, I remember I love the foundation for all of these reasons and then it is truly just a vicious cycle.

3. Gluttony What brand takes up most of your makeup collection?

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Naked Series
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Revolution Lipsticks
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Through the Looking Glass, Ammo, Electric, Fun Palette, Black Palette, Deluxe Shadow
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Gwen Stefani Collab, 24/7 Liners, UD Smoked Palette
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Afterglow blushes: Rapture/Bittersweet Afterglow Highlighter:Sin, Gwen Stefani Collab

100% Urban Decay. I could go through and say which brands have more items in each section, but if we have to choose based on total impact on collection it’s definitly UD. I have their products in each category except for base (eg. foundation, concealer, primer). There is obviously a hole in my collection in that sense… perhaps I should rectify that problem… Now looking back at these pictures I can name a few product I missed pulling out of my collection… dang it.

4. Sloth- Which product do you neglect due to laziness?

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Liquid/Cream Highlighter collection

These products sit in my collection and look beautiful, but I just don’t do anything with them. I buy them thinking, man I am going to be so beautifully illuminated, only for them to sit in my drawer and be sad because I never take the time to use them. The work I have to put in to these is too much for my brain to handle at 5 am.

5. Pride- Which product gives you the most self confidence?

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Black Liquid/Gel Liners

No matter how I feel about myself, or how good or bad of a day I am having, if I have a black wing happening I can take over the world. It is many women’s signatures, and I am absolutely one of those women. Not pictured is my favourite gel liner which is the L’Oreal Infallible gel liner in black. I am trying not to buy everyday products when I have so many dupes that needs to be worked through. My favourite liquid liner is by NYC, which is fantastic because it is only about $3.99 CAD.

6. Lust- What item is at the top of your beauty wish list?

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Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes

Do you see that price? Because I do… Part of me only wants it so I can say I own a $240 USD palette. That being said I have heard the reviews for Natasha Denona’s products and there are very few that aren’t absolutely RAVING. I want. Right now.

7. Envy-Which make looks great on other people but not on you?

This is a very difficult question for me. I know that this is not going to translate as anything other than “I am the prettiest princess and everything looks great on me” However, I have a face that can handle a lot of makeup. I am comfortable in any makeup, no matter where I am. I will go to work wearing blue lipstick, or black, or bright purple, or dark red. Any eyeshadow colour, style, or liner style can work with my face. I have neutral/olive skin tones, so there isn’t anything that really sticks out for me that doesn’t work with my skin tones… hmmmm. Maybe a consistent smokey eye?

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Why I am Retiring from Ipsy

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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!

 

 

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Imats Toronto Vendor List

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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!

  1. AJ CRIMSON Beauty
  2. Alcone Company
  3. Bare Minerals
  4. Bdellium Tools
  5. Beauty D
  6. BeautySoClean
  7. Benefit Cosmetics
  8. Bio Seaweed Gel
  9. Blur Makeup Room
  10. BUXOM 
  11. CiCi Fashion Brush
  12. Clinique
  13. Crimes of Beauty Apparel and Accessories
  14. DAO
  15. Dermablend Professional
  16. Dhemys Cosmetics
  17. Dose of Colors
  18. ESQIDO Mink Lashes
  19. EVE PEARL Beauty Brands
  20. Eye Kandy Cosmetics
  21. Golden Devon Beauty Supply
  22. Jordane Cosmetics
  23. Kat Von D Beauty
  24. Kryolan Professional Makeup
  25. Lady Moss Beauty
  26. LASplash Cosmetics
  27. The Lip Bar
  28. Lit Cosmetics
  29. London Brush Company
  30. Makeup Forever
  31. Mehron
  32. Melanie Mills Hollywood
  33. Morphe Brushes
  34. MUSST
  35. Naked Cosmetics
  36. Neveen Dominic Cosmetics
  37. Niki Garret Cosmetics
  38. NYX Cosmetics
  39. Royal & Langnickel Brushes
  40. Saint Cosmetics
  41. Sleek Brows Canada
  42. TEMPTU
  43. Veil Cosmetics
  44. Velour Lashes
  45. Violet Voss
  46. Virtzu Distribution
  47. Zprodux

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Boxycharm in Canada | August | Express Yourself

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.

  1. mascara.jpegMakeup Eraser AmpliMascara

    SRP- $23

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
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SRP- $48

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.

shadow stick.jpeg3. Beauty For Real Shadow Stx

SRP- $19

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.

Dirty little secret.jpeg4. Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick

SRP- $10

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?

Palette.jpeg5. 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.

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1K Giveaway! The Power of Makeup!

Alright everyone! It’s on like Donkey Kong! The giveaway is up and life and ready to go. Here is how you enter below.

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Don’t forget to watch the video and make sure you get all your entries in! There are always extra goodies with my giveaways!

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1K Giveaway!

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!