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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.

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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.

/rant

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

 

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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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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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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.

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SRP: $33 CAD

Description on Sephora.ca:  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.

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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

3.5/10

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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Urban Decay Basquiat Collaboration- This is Madness

I am trying really hard not to only come here to post when I have five minutes to scatter some thoughts out of my brain and into yours, but that doesn’t seem to be working, so at this point we will have to deal with the the time I have.

Recently Urban Decay launched a press release/marketing campaign announcing their collaboration with world renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. For those of you who don’t know who that is, that is completely okay. I didn’t know who he was either, until I watched She’s All That circa 1999, and they referenced his art style in relation to the main character killing herself. (deep, I know). For anyone who is actually interested in some of the history of Basquiat, please feel free to venture down the internet rabbit hole here.

One piece of background I feel like needs to actually be mentioned here, is that he is no longer on this earth. He passed from a heroine overdose in 1988. Here is an example of his art work. imgres.jpg

Interesting artwork that is for sure.

So.. here is the collab. landscape-1489589710-hbz-urban-decay-index2.jpg

Initial reaction

Omg must buy now, so new original and different! I LOVE IT.

Then I sat on it for a few days, and all I could think was, how I felt it was distasteful for UD to leverage an artist who was considered VERY edgy for his time to market a product they have launched time and time again. imgres.jpg

Look at this first palette, does it not look like a mixture of Gwen Stefani collab and Ultimate Naked Basics? You have these colours, why are we buying for packaging? There is nothing revolutionary here.

So then I thought, that second palette, THIS is where it’s at. Then I look closer at the second palette, and check out the swatches posted by trendmood, and it hits me. THIS IS JUST THE SPECTRUM PALETTE REPACKAGED. Why are they doing this to me? The torture is too much, and the reasoning is too high for me not to buy it, and not to promote it.

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Is anyone else pickingfulspectrum.jpg up what I am here? For comparisons sake, here is the full spectrum palette swatches. I can’t in my right mind look at this and think, “yes this is original, if this is not in my collection it will not be complete”. Photo Credit goes to @thefancyface. This is NOT my photo. 

All in all, before even seeing the true performance of this collection, there are just too many easy ways to dupe these shades, even from their own line. It’s just not for me.

I realize I have focused on the palettes, but let’s be real here, those are my true jam. Not to mention that blush palette can be easily duped by many of the existing blushes/palettes that you already have, and have been released by UD for years. The liners are in the same boat, Marc Jacobs, Mac, UD, KVD. It’s been done. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP RELEASING THINGS AS LIMITED EDITION THAT ARE ALREADY IN MANY BRANDS REGULAR LINES.

/Rant.

 

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Imats Toronto Vendor List

***Enter Current Giveaway Here***

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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