Sunday, October 23, 2016

Makeup Revolution Vivid Highlighter- Golden Lights Review & Demo

Last month, I introduced Makeup Revolution on this blog. It's a European brand that recently landed in London Drugs. They specialize in affordable palettes with very pigmented and trendy colors! Today's review will be their Vivid Baked Highlighter. I've been reaching for this a lot and it is now a favorite of mine!

Name: Makeup Revolution Vivid Highlighter
Shade: 3 Shades- I have Golden Lights
Price: $9.99
Size: 8.9g
Available at your London Drugs!

Packaging: On the outside, the packaging is not very impressive. It has a clear plastic top with a black plastic bottom. This is in line with the packaging of Makeup Revolution products. The size of this is bigger than your average blush.

However once you open it up, the product is so beautiful! The product has a spiral embossing and also a 3D effect. It really reminds me of the MAC extra dimension skinfinishes.

Color: In the pan, the product is quite white and has a hint of yellow undertone to it. However, once applied, the goldeness shows through more! The best part is when you blend it out. You really see the golden sheen come through and reflect in the light. It almost has a duochrome look to it where it is more white/yellow and then it turns golden when your skin hits the light! It's so flattering and great for prolonging a summer tan!

Formula: The weird part is that we usually equate smooth and creamy as synonyms for great products. When I swatch this with my fingers, the powder honestly feels dry and chalky. However, when I apply it to my cheeks, it looks absolutely flawless. It stays on for at least 8 hours on my cheeks and continues to give that brilliant reflective duochrome look.

My hands have a lot of lines :( It looks a lot smoother on my cheeks

This is my current favorite for days that I want a strong highlight. Also, since I've been more tanned, I find this golden glow even more flattering on my skin! For a casual day at the office, I can just use a lighter hand. But I love that it's so pigmented and reflective so when I want to pile on the highlighter, this product makes it easy! Overall, I highly recommend check this out!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Travel Diary: Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero Resort Review

Entrance to the Sanctuary

Recently, I went on a one week vacation to Varadero, Cuba with my friend. When we were looking at what resort to stay in, I didn't find much information on the internet so I thought I'd help fill the void with a review of the Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero. The biggest question that was asked on TripAdvisor is "Is it worth it to pay the extra?"

The Sanctuary is the Adult Only section of the Grand Memories resort in Varadero. Prices are usually $200-$300 higher than the general grand memories resort for one person for a one week all inclusive. For reference, we paid $1280 each including flight from Vancouver. This section of the resort has it's own pool, restaurant, lounge, lobby, and section of the beach.

So let's see if it's worth the extra cost!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick Review & Demo- Pink Light

Revlon has a fantastic Photoready range that includes the cult favorite foundation, powder, and concealer. Now, they've also introduced a highlighting stick into the range! I received this product during the #LDBeauty event in the summer and it's still not very talked about yet. Now the weather is getting colder, I just want to keep my summer glow

Name: Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick
Shade: 2 Shades- Pink Light and Gold Light
Price: $13.99 USD at Ulta
Size: 8.9g
Available at your local drugstore

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Breakfast in Bed #bedface Contest- Inspired by Avocado

Earlier this year, my boyfriend moved down to Seattle and moved out for the first time. I had so much fun helping him pick out furniture and home decorations. I can definitely feel it'll be an interest of mine once I move in.

Recently, I heard about bedface which is a company founded in Vancouver that sells high quality, customizable bed sheets. They are having a fall contest to create a recipe and blog post inspired by the names of some of the fall sleep sets. I choose Avocado as I liked the color scheme AND avocados are delicious in any breakfast!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Joe Fresh Highlighter Powder in Champagne Review and Swatches

Creating a beautiful highlight has been all the rage in the beauty community in the past year. The girls on Instagram have the most beautifully sculpted cheeks but would likely blind someone in public. I've been testing out some different highlighters and will be sharing a review each week this month. First up is this highlighter powder from Joe Fresh!

Name: Joe Fresh Highlighter Powder in Champagne
Shade: 2 Shades
Price: $8CAD
Size: 3g
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Real Canadian Superstores

I did  a quick impressions on the Joe Fresh brand earlier this year when it first released at Shoppers. Now, I've had a bit more time to play with this highlighter for a full review.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Revlon Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palette in 200 Seductive Smokies

It's not often you see palettes at the drugstore, and much less all in one palettes. This is one of the first products I picked out to test from my large #LDBeauty pile. This relatively slim and compact palette includes 6 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 2 lipsticks, 2 lipglosses, and 2 brushes. There are three combinations available and I have 200 Seductive Smokies.