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Editorial Sephora Pro Palette Review

There isn’t much these days that makes me raise an eyebrow and be like YUP I need to review/buy that. Most things I buy now are original/different, or have to really blow my skirt up.

When I saw the pictures posted for the new Sephora Pro palettes on @trendmood1 I was surprised. Not because of anything in the shade range, or my particular distaste for the Sephora eyeshadow formula, but for the price. $85 for a Sephora brand palette? Are you nuts? Apparently I am, because I picked up all three to test and review to see if it was worth the price, and I will be providing reviews and comparisons for all!All Palettes.jpg

The items launched are the Cool, Warm, and Editorial. I almost missed the Editorial release, but I managed to sneak it in here too. Continue reading “Editorial Sephora Pro Palette Review”

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Brands I Rarely Buy From : Colour Pop

Here I am, at it again. Today I am coming at you with another brand I don’t throw my money at with intensity.

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Colourpop came out of no where, with their lippie stix being pedaled all over social media, and their super shock eye shadows were creating quiet the stir.  Everytime I filled up my cart with those beautiful little nuggets of mousy shadow, something in me has always screamed ABORT ABORT ABORT, right before check out.

The first time Ig74en.jpg abandoned my cart I was pretty sure if one more makeup package showed up on our door step my husband would change the locks and I would be homeless forever. There are a lot of things I will be homeless for, but single shadows aren’t one of those things. Come talk to me when you find an epic palette.

The second time, I was in a panning phase. I knew damn well I have about 20 000 single shadows sitting in the second drawer of my Alex tower, screaming for me to use them, and stop being so hateful towards them. I always want them until I have th47267877.jpgem, and then carry on using my palettes instead.

Alas, a sale! Now I don’t feel bad about ordering anything because its ON SALE! Who can pass up such a good deal!? Dory me. ES-Cap-e. One day I did eventually figure out that no matter how cute the single shadows look all organized and pretty, or how good the sale was, it doesn’t mean I will use them. They will go in the drawer, and never come out.

After about six months, of the old cart fill up and abandon dance I started to intently watch reviews. More and more people (who weren’t paid to say good things) were launching more honest reviews. The lippie stixs were dry and flaky…. shadows were drying up and not being able to be used after only a few months. There was also some reports of sketchy business ethics as well, so I stopped regretting not picking up these products.

The releases never stopped, and although I was on their mailing lists I was never phased by them. Highlighters, Bronzers, Matte Liquid Lipsticks, Metallics, and now pressed shadows and Youtuber collaborations galore.

I was going to me-spends-200-plus-online-shopping-shipping-5-99-me-shipping-5793635bite the bullet very recently, it was time for me to just do it, but then THE DAMN SHIPPING WAS INSANITY. Everyone– I know. I just won’t pay stupid prices for shipping.

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are all Colour Poppin!

– Candice

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The move is complete…

All hail the moving truck and the men in my life. (Don’t tell them I said that because I will NEVER hear the end of it).

The move is done, we are in our new house, and it’s almost completely set up only a week in. So now my question is…

What do we want to see as the first video in the new beauty room?! Cast your Vote below!

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Underrated Products Summer 2017

The true start of Canadian summer is upon us, when the weather goes from cold enough for a jacket in the morning, and hot enough to run naked through the streets of Toronto in the afternoon.

What does that have to do with this post? Nothing. Just something I wanted to call out because I feel like running naked through the streets is wildly underrated.

With that said, here are some products I feel have been very underrated this year, or have genuinely surprised me and I find myself reaching for this summer.

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I need some feedback!

Hi everyone!

The next few weeks and the last few weeks have been insane, we are in the middle of a move and some weddings, and friend’s moves etc. Good times had by all!

That being said WE ARE MOVING, and do you know what that means? A new beauty room for me! I am going to have the opportunity to paint, and restyle how my videos and photographs will look. So I am going to post a series of polls for your opinions on what you like to see while browsing your Beauty Blogs. 

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Influenster Review- Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara

I have received a few things here and there from Influenster.ca lately, and they are honestly probably one of my favourite sites to work with for review.

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Most recently, I was sent the Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara. This item is complimentary and we are not compensated for review in anyway.

Mascara is trying for me – my lashes stick straight out like they are constantly in a competition in pointedness with my nose. It’s a strange competition and no one ever really wins. What are they pointing at? I will never know. I was interested to see where my review would go with this.

The Claims:  “Our unique fibers are sealed in 360° tubes that plump and extend lashes for mega volume and extreme length”

The Packaging: I like how this package looks, it’s sleek yet basic. However I don’t like how the packaging functions. I found it a bit difficult to maneuver the brush on my lashes, as the cap you hold, is flat and oval in shape. It was challenging to roll the brush across my lashes knowing that it was flat as a pancake. I appreciate the sentiment of trying to be different, but don’t mess with a good thing.

IMG_6544The Brush: Very much standard. The bristles aren’t plastic which is a nice change, and typically the type that works better for me. The tornado shape of the bristles make it easy to get the small lashes on the inner corner of the eye, without much required dexterity.

 

Does it stack up to the claims? In all honesty, no it did not live up to the hype. It definitly gave some length, and noticeably so as you can see from the comparison photo below, however volume was next to nothing. I found it difficult to remove, which is a positive and a negative. There was no fall out, but it did not come off with standard makeup remover and I ended up having to sleep in it, and let it wear off throughout the night. Oh… I know. Don’t need to tell me.

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Thank you so much to Revlon and Influenster for sending me this product to test out, and I look forward to more beauty items!

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Brands I Rarely Buy From & Why – Nars

This is one that has been popping into my head for awhile now. I seem to stick to certain brands and completely avoid others and never really sat down to think about why.

So here we are with a new series I can write about without having to spend any money. Let’s kick it off with everyones’ least favourite brand right now due to them kicking away their cruelty free tag. nars_logo-300x225.jpg

I am sure everyone is going to assume I am picking them for the start of this series because of their choice to sell in China, and that will be why I don’t want to buy it. False. I don’t buy it for many reasons.  Continue reading “Brands I Rarely Buy From & Why – Nars”