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Shopping My Stash – Items I Forgot About

There is no way in the world that I am the only one who does this, we all get wrapped up in the world of new releases and buy buy buy culture.

This post is dedicated to my fallen soldiers who I am currently powering back through. The old loves, the forgotten friends, those work horse products that so lovingly stood by me when they were a favourite or just plain old didn’t work for me at the time, and I have given a second chance to.

  1. ABH World Traveler Limited Edition (no longer available)2290621.jpgI bought this knowing I would love the warm tones and want to rub that lovely pink champagne all over my face, used it probably ten times, it went in the drawer after my initial review and didn’t make it back out for some time. Fast forward to today when I saw it, and was like yup. I’m going to be using this today, and now I am likely going to leave it out for the rest of the week to show it some love.

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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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The Most Impressive Liquid Lipstick EVER

There are certain things in life that I am sure of. Some of them are listed below

  • dogs are the best
  • there is not an eye shadow palette on the planet,  I don’t immediately want to stick on my face in some fashion
  • If it’s sparkly I want to touch it
  • ABH has THE BEST liquid lipsticks on the planet.

All of these things are still true. Until today, where my world was rattled by a new liquid lipstick formula. Continue reading “The Most Impressive Liquid Lipstick EVER”

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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.