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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wish Upon a Wednesday {Link-Up}


Hey lovelies! It's been such a stressful and hectic week for me, as I only have a week left of school and have already been through 2 exams! Only 2 more to go and a few more major projects to complete! I actually have a presentation later today and I am freaking out, and totally not as prepared as I should be for it.

To get my mind off of all my stress, I actually have been online window shopping more often than I should be, under these circumstances! I've joined 'Wish Upon a Wednesday', a weekly link-up hosted by Charlotte and Ellie of Looking for Love Online, to show you all some things I've been eyeing, but have yet to purchase.

1. Cut Out Chunky Boots $54
2. Wilfred Croix Scarf $60
3. Katie Oversized Round Sunglasses $25
4. More Whine, Less Wine Tee $35
5. Blue Festival Denim Short $36.90
6. Michael Kors Medium Sutton Satchel in Black/Gold $328

You can join the link-up too! Simply add in a link to your wishlist post :) we'd love to see!
Hope everyone is doing well at this stressful time of year, to perk you up... remember..summer is around the corner :p (I hope..)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayons

soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon stick

Besides lip balms, my favourite type of lip product would have to be lip crayons. I have so much more control over these than a typical lipstick and I just find them more fun to apply. Little to my knowledge, Soap & Glory has had these gloss crayons out for a while, although this is their first appearance in Canada! The Soap & Glory Gloss Crayon's are available in 5 shades, but are available in 3 shades for us Canadians; Fuchsia-Ristic, Nudist, & Plum Jam.

These lip crayons are not your typical, and are designed to be collagen-boosting to offer 3D volume and intense colour payoff. They contain collagen-boosting pre-peptides for fuller, plumper, looking lips, without the tingle you usually feel from plumping lip products.

soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon stick
soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon swatches
Fuchsia-ristic, Nudist, Plum Jam (Heavily Swatched)

Although I was a little afraid to try these at first because of my 'larger-than-average' bottom lip, I was quite pleased with them! I hate lip products that burn, it would feel like my lips were being destroyed (ok..exaggerating a bit :p). I'm happy to report that these did not burn or tingle at all. The crayons had the typical texture of a gloss and were not as buttery smooth as I'd normally like. But I do think it's quite creative to have the texture of a gloss in a crayon form. They lasted a few hours, and you will definitely need to reapply after eating! I appreciate that they didn't show my chapped lips/peeling skin as much as other lip products would. I didn't notice any major plumping because my lips are already on the larger side, but someone with smaller lips might notice the illusion!

The colour payoff is not very strong at first but can be built up to achieve a noticeable tint of colour. I also found them to be glossier than my other lip crayons. My favourite out of the trio is definitely Nudist. It is probably the most casual and definitely in my comfort zone. The colour is subtle and like 'my lips but better'. Fuchsia-ristic is a bit deceiving, as it looks a bright orange in the tube, but when applied it is a light subtle pink. Plum Jam didn't apply as evenly as the others did, and I think it would be best over a darker lip product to give it some shine.

FUCHSIA-RISTIC
soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon stick fuchsia-ristic swatch
soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon stick lip swatch fuchsia-ristic

NUDIST
soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon stick swatch nudist
soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon stick swatch nudist

PLUM JAM
soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon stick swatch plum jam
soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss crayon stick swatch plum jam

The Soap & Glory Gloss Crayons are available now in Canada for the month of April only! They can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart locations nationwide for 16$, and online at Murale.ca (although, I currently can only find a few of their products on Murale, might be best to just go into a local Shoppers). Ps. They're made in Italy ^_^ (I thought that was kind of cool!)

Shop Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Products (For US readers):



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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Spring's Hottest Ticket: Sephora Sale Beauty Picks

As most of you beauty mavens might already know, Sephora is currently having a 15% off sale both online and in stores. It's the perfect time to take advantage and stock up on some spring and summer essentials! If you are stuck on what to pick up, here are some products I think would make your trip to Sephora worthwhile..

sephora springs hottest ticket vib sale ideas and beauty picks

1) Make Up For Ever HD Blush $31
1) REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask $66
1) Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade $24
1) Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr Foundation $50
5) Pro Beauty Blender Duo $29
1) St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse $22.50-49.50

I've been using this Make Up For Ever HD Blush for the past few weeks and I'm loving the way it applies and how easy it is to build the colour up. Since it's release it has already been a big hit and has actually inspired me to wear blush more often. While you're there I'd recommend picking up the 148 Artisan Brush to apply it! I haven't tried any products from REN, but if I had the choice, I'd pick up their popular Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. I picked up Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24hr Foundation the other day but unfortunately, what I thought was my shade match turned out to be a bit too orange. I will be bringing it back to exchange for a suitable colour because I liked that it was lightweight and looked natural. Ever since I'd begun using the Beauty Blender, I've been unable to use anything else to apply my foundation! This duo is a great bargain, as one usually costs $26 alone. And last but not least, if you're looking to build a bit of a tan before you have to show your legs on the beach, it might help to pick up St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse, or any other reliable tanning mousse available!

What did I pick up? As mentioned, I picked up the Lancome Foundation but will have to exchange it for a lighter/less orangey colour. I also picked up a single Beauty Blender, only to find out they have duos for $3 more (boo).

Did you pick up anything, or have anything in mind that you want?


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Tony Moly Party Lover Coloring Browcara in Light Brown

tony moly party lover coloring browcara brow mascara in light brown
tony moly party lover coloring browcara brow mascara in light brown

I was at Pacific Mall with a few friends during the winter, and I remembered that I had run out of my Palty Eyebrow Mascara. I scoured the internet for it, but unfortunately could not find it anywhere and came to the conclusion that it has been discontinued, or at least is not available for sale online. I was desperate to find another, but all of the brands offering eyebrow mascara in Sephora were way too shimmery or focused on making the eyebrows appear thicker, rather than coating them with colour. I walked by the new Tony Moly store and found this Party Lover Coloring Browcara in 2 shades. I picked up Light Brown, as the other option was Grey Brown. 

If you are unfamiliar with eyebrow mascara, it is essentially a mascara for the hairs on your brows. It can help with darkening, lightening, or altering the colour of your brows. I think it works best on those with thin-medium brows. If your brows are too thick, it might give them an undesired thickness. Also, it will likely never completely change the colour of your brows because it is difficult to coat the small hairs on your brows.

tony moly party lover coloring browcara brow mascara in light brown

Although my eyebrows are not properly groomed here (and a nuisance I might add!) you can clearly see the difference from before I applied the Tony Moly Browcara, and after. The before shot is of my eyebrows slightly filled in with Maybelline's Define-a-Brow in Dark Blonde.

Tony Moly's Browcara in Light Brown is more of a medium ash brown and is matte. I think a matte brow mascara definitely give more of a natural look, as your brows won't be shimmering in the sunlight. It lasts all day on my brows and I usually apply it as a last step after filling them in with a brow pencil. It dries quickly and once it is dry, it is quite hard to rub off, but it comes off like a breeze with makeup remover. It helps to fill in and groom my brows while adding a natural tint as well.

A minor issue I have with the brow mascara is the brush! I wish the brush was made thinner and more dense so more product could be applied to the brows. Another problem is that it currently only comes in 2 shades of brown, which gives consumers such a limited selection.

Browcara can be purchased online at multiple asian cosmetic retailers. I have also seen it on eBay but I am not sure how credible the sellers are so I cannot recommend one until trying it. I purchased this for about $10-11 at the Tony Moly boutique so I wouldn't expect to pay more than that. Overall, I will purchase this again and not only does it look very natural, it is very affordable in comparison to the brow mascaras at Sephora.