Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Nars Velvet Matte & Satin Lip Pencils: Review


I posted a photo on my Instagram recently of me wearing the Nars Matte Lip Pencil in the shade 'Cruella' and I was really in love! When I went to Sephora to pick up the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation, I spent my birthday month gift on the sample sized pencils and I have to admit, I wasn't sure if I'd like them, but I was extremely surprised by how much I did. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation: A Rambly Review


Lately I’ve been on the hunt for a high-end foundation that would become my holy grail. I don’t know what it is, but my skin hasn’t been my skin lately. Normally I can attribute skin issues to a change in routine (which my skin seems to hate) or a lack of exfoliating, but if anything my life these past few months should render my skin flawless. For some reason, it’s been dry in places and oily-as-balls other places and nothing seems to be remedying it. No foundation has been working for me these days, and I’m not sure if I’m just being picky and expecting the impossible, but I’ve been buying and trying product after product and nothing has wowed me yet. So I decided to try the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

New L'Oréal Extraordinaire Gel-Laque Nail Polish Review


In my recent quest to find a new nail polish, I stopped by Walmart before work earlier on last week and picked up a L'Oréal shade. I was ready to grab this polish along with my usual OPI clear coat, until I realized the colour I had in my hand was part of a 3-step nail routine. I then found L'Oréal's steps 1&2 in a gold box for the same price I would've bought my OPI clear coat for, so I decided I would try it out (even though I find those at-home gel nail sets very gimmicky). The colour I had picked up was called "Beauty Never Fades" and it is a deep blood-red shade. Perfect for fall but if you know me at all, you know I wear dark berries and reds year-round. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Color Oops: Removing Black Hair Dye Experience & Review


Ever since I was about 15, I've been dyeing my hair using box dyes maybe twice a year. Not to an extreme or anything--just going from ashy light brown to a dark auburn shade. I would dye it, it would fade, and then about five-six months later, I would repeat the process. Yesterday, however, I decided to try something slightly darker as I've noticed not as much change the past year in my usual go-to dye. I am/was under the impression they changed the formulas and colours around a little.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Why I Cancelled my Ipsy Bubscription After a Year


Near the beginning of this year, I wrote a detailed review of Ipsy from the perspective of a Canadian (who ends up paying more than double the advertised amount because of her location). If you read my original review, you'd know that at the time I wrote it I was already thinking the price I'd been paying (about $20) hadn't been worth the products received at all. I thought I would keep going anyway and see if that changed, as my tastes do, but unfortunately I still feel the same way. I've been receiving Ipsy bags for just about a year now--I believe I first subscribed around October of 2014--and I decided it was finally time I cancel my subscription. 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation: Review


I know, I know... I'm late on the bandwagon. I finally decided to pick this foundation up the other day because I've heard great review after great review and I figured it was time I try it out. I ran out of my go-to foundation,
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24-H /cries, and I don't want to replace it because it's a little pricey. I've been trying to discover drugstore foundations to give holy-grail status but it's been a challenge because my skin is hard to please.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Clarins Ombré Matte Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow


I was rummaging through my makeup 'stash' the other day and I came across a completely unopened (even unswatched!) Clarins eyeshadow. I had completely forgotten about it! I proceeded to add it to my every-day makeup bag in hopes it would prompt me to reach for it, and I made a point to. I have the shade 02 nude pink (purchase here); here are my thoughts.