Thursday, September 29, 2016

#QuoFallCollection Review and Swatches: Good, Bad, Repeat


I've been covering Quo collections for a few seasons now. The fall release features packaging with a purple scalloped leaves theme. The fall collection is pretty similar in previous releases that there is an eyeshadow palette, face palette, eyebrow powder. I prefer seasonal collections to come out with all new products/designs so I was a bit disappointed to see some repeats. But there are still a couple of products that caught my eye so read on!

Monday, September 26, 2016

5 Lipsticks to Try for Fall 2016


Vancouver's dreary weather makes me really wish to get summer back! But one good thing about fall is switching up my lipstick game! Luckily there's been a ton of new releases on the market. I've pulled together a variety of shades and finishes for the top 5 lipsticks to try out in Fall 2016!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Shoppers Drug Mart Top Picks #SDMTopPicks

Shoppers Drug Mart is where I started all of my beauty adventures. I remember going to Shoppers to browse the makeup and personal care aisles even in elementary school. This fall, Shoppers created a list of Top Picks to introduce some of the best sellers, new finds, and hidden gems on their shelves. It's also an opportunity to score some big bonus Optimum points! I was so excited to be contacted to work together on their Top Picks opportunity.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mary Kay Fall 2016 Collection Full Review & Swatches

Mary Kay is an iconic makeup brand but I've always associated it with telemarketers and never gave them a second look.  Although I'm not much of a fan of multi-level marketing, I was intrigued to test out the products. They launched quite a few new products from their Fall 2016 collection and I've found a couple of items I really like!

The Fall 2016 collection is called Runway Bold and features intense shadows, metallic liners and high gloss lacquers.


Mary Kay Eye Color Palette- $26

There are five shades in this palette in a mix of gold and blue. There's been so many neutral palettes released recently so I was excited to see something so different. All of the shades are extremely pigmented! However all of the shades are shimmery or glittery so it's difficult to complete a full look for every day use. Also because the shadows contain so much glitter and shimmer, it's not as creamy to the touch and I did experience some fall out during application.

I love the bold color combinations and awesome pigmentation. But a couple of points deducted for fall out during application and needing to add in other shadows to complete a look.

3/5

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Must Have Fall Outerwear (Trench, Rain, Leather)

Vancouver weather is always super unpredictable so it's good to get the fall jackets out nice and early. I actually had this post idea last year but didn't have enough time to find the links and photos to put it together. So I want to make sure this gets out before fall really hits.

Here are my top picks on must haves and some links to where you can find alternatives!

1) Trench Coat

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Light Review


Urban Decay is one of my favorite high end brands and the Naked palette and the Naked foundation are two of my holy grail items! I've heard tons of hype about the Naked Skin concealer so I bought this last year when I wanted to experiment with new concealers. 

On a side note, have you heard about Urban Decay's new store in Metrotown?! It's the first free standing store in Canada so be sure to check it out if you are shopping at Metrotown.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Makeup Revolution Launches at London Drugs


Canada is getting a super exciting makeup launch in London Drugs this fall with the release of Makeup Revolution in stores! I've been testing out quite a few of their palettes so let's see if you can find a new favorite!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Almay Age Essentials Concealer Review in 300 Medium


Can you believe it's now September?! We got treated to a month of sunshine in Vancouver but as soon as September came, it's back to rain and clouds. September is also back to school and new jobs for a lot of people. So I thought it was appropriate to review concealers for this month.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Introducing Teeez Cosmetics! Review and Demo



Teeez Cosmetics is an European beauty brand that recently launched in Canada exclusively at Hudson's Bay. Ever since I saw the first news releases, I knew I had to get my hands on them. The brand is focused on fashion and innovation and you can see that coming through in the packaging.

It's currently only available at 7 Hudson's Bay stores but you can find them online at thebay.com. The pricing ranges between $15-$35 for most makeup items so it's in line with other mid range brands at Sephora or department stores. Today I have 3 of their lip products to share and I've tried all three on for you guys to see!