Life Update

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all having a great Tuesday.

I decided to take another quick break from blogging. I really needed it because aside from my serious case of writer’s block, I needed time to spring clean and reorganize my house and working on business and making certain life changes and so on and so forth.

I also have been working on revamping and creating contents for my blog and youtube channel. Talking about my youtube channel, I have reached 117 subbies and I am so happy about. Thank you to those of you who read my blog posts and watch my videos.

That’s it for this quick update, stay tuned for upcoming posts!

 

One day trip to Chicago

Hey beauties!

Happy Friday!

I had the chance to spend one day in Chicago with my mom for my cousin’s wedding during mothers’ day weekend. It was a first time kind of situation for me; first time in Chicago and first time assisting a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, which was really nice. DSC_0971

Although it was a short trip, it was really fun for me because I had the chance to get out of Windsor; I had the chance to go on a “girl” road trip with my mom and doing something special for her for mothers’day weekend and I also had the chance to see some of my cousins that I haven’t seen for over a decade, very nice family reunion. We stayed at the Swissotel Chicago and the customer service that the staff provided was awesome. The view from our hotel room was stunning…DSC_0953 DSC_0945 DSC_0950

The only sad part about the trip is the fact that we didn’t get to visit any places.  Chicago is a big city with plenty to do and plenty of places to visit; therefore one day was not enough. But I do intend to come back and explore more of what this beautiful city has to offer!

That is it for this post my lovelies, I hope you enjoyed reading it. Please let me know if you have visited or live in Chicago, and what are some fun activities that you recommend.

Thanks for reading, until next time!

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Influenster Rimmel Voxbox

Hello everyone!

Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

I hope you guys are having a great day today. As for me, I am still recovering from a not-so-nice cold.

This post is about my Influenster Rimmel London voxbox. As usual here is my disclaimer: these products were sent to me by Influenster for the sole purpose of trying them and sharing my opinion.

I received the new Rimmel London Shake It Fresh Mascara and the Matte Lipstick

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The Shake It Fresh mascara, according to the rimmel london website,  is clump-free, smudge-free and volumizing.  The packaging is nice and feels heavy. It comes with a bristle wand which makes it easy to apply.

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My verdict – I like this mascara because it is easy to apply and non-clumping and non-smudging. The only con for me is that it is not waterproof. I prefer waterproof mascaras because they work better for me based on the fact that my eyes tear up whenever I apply mascaras and they last longer.

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Application:  Apply smoothly. It looks a bit ashy on me, but it looks good when paired with a dark brown lip liner. In my case, I pair it with Simma brown from Wet N Wild.18578999_10154697358853207_1367835826_n

Pigmentation: very pigmented

Quality: Matte finish, smooth and very comfortable to wear. Not sure it is long lasting because I didn’t wear it for a long period of time. It does transfer a bit.

Overall, I love both the mascara and the lipstick. The question is, are they must-haves in anyone’s make up collection? No, but they are good products to try, that is why I do recommend them. Usually mascaras and lipsticks are personal, meaning what works for me may not work for others and vice versa. I’m not sure how much they cost, but I am sure that they don’t cost that much.

That is all for this post guys.  Once again, thanks for reading; until next time!

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Inside my Ipsy Bag- March and April

Hello Beautiful people!

Happy Tuesday!

This post is a short and sweet one. It is about what was inside my March and April Ipsy bags. I decided to reactivate my subscription with Ipsy and I notice a big improvement since the last bag that I received which was some time last year. So here goes the products that I received:

Starting with March…

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I like most of the products except for the Eyecko Fat Eye Stick. I am not sure if it is going to last on my eyelid, given that my eyelids get oily throughout the day. So far it appears to be pigmented as you can see in this pic…          DSC_0863

Here is a swatch of the Pur Concealer, which I can’t wait to start using. I was surprised at the fact that it provides such full coverage. PUR COLLAGE

My favorite products in this bag are the Tarte liquid lipstick, the Pur concealer and the Chella tweezers.

 

Now April…

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Unlike March’s bag, I love all the products in the April bag especially the big sample size for the H2O Beauty Cleanser. The angle blush brush from Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank, however looks a little bit childish, but I find it a cute and it reminds me of my collection of Lisa Frank binders and notebooks that I used to own way back in my young days. Here are swatches of my 2 favorite items in this bag: the Jesse Girl Liquid eyeliner and the Betty Lou Manizer

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That’s all for today’s post guys. If you received anyone of these bags, let me know which one of the products you like and enjoy the most. Thanks for reading, until next time.

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Product Review: Wet N Wild 2017 Collection

Hello Beauties, Happy Friday!

So this post is about the long overdue review for the recently released Wet N Wild products. I was supposed to attend the Wet N Wild new 2017 collection release event, but I wasn’t able to because I was really sick. Duet PR was kind enough to send me some of the products to try out. I also ended up ordering the foundation, concealer and a liquid lipstick. The order in which I am going to talk about these products is from my least favorite product to my most favorite. Here we go!

1.DSC_0390 (2)This is the Megaglo Dual-Ended Contour Stick in the color 752A Medium/Tan. I don’t like this one because the colors are too light for me to contour with, as you can see from this swatch below.  I won’t be using the highlight, however I will use the contour color as a concealer.DSC_0391 (2)

2.DSC_0387 (2) The Megaglo Makeup Stick Contour in 804A Oak’s On You is also too light for me to contour with. Just like the other one I intend to use it as a concealer. This is how it looks on me.DSC_0388 (2)

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The Coloricon Ombre Blush in the color 316B The Princess Diaquiries. This blush looks more like a pink highlighter on me as you can see in the picture below. It is very soft, pigmented and easy to apply. I will for sure use it as a highlighter this summer. DSC_0420

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Color wise, these 3 are not my favorites. For a full review check out this link http://beautyandcurves.ca/wet-n-wild-new-liquid-lipsticks/.  I ended up ordering ordering a darker color 925B Give Me Mocha and it looks really good on me. I will purchase the darker colors in this collection since I find that they look and apply better.
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I have not used these lip pencils yet but I love the colors. They apply smoothly and are pigmented.  Color 1 is 651B Bare To Comment and color 2 is 655A Think Flamingos.

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I purchased the Photofocus foundation in the color 377C Mocha and I paid $5.99 USD which is not bad at all. I love the fact that it comes with a spatula which makes it easy when applying the foundation. When applying, I work in sections because I find out the foundation dries a bit quickly.  So far so good. I am not sure that I like applying it with a beauty sponge. Next time, I will try applying it with a flat top brush and let you guys know what I think.

Here are my 4 favorites…

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DSC_0404 (2)The Photofocus Pressed Powder in the color 827C Dark Cafe is slightly too dark for me as a finishing powder, but as a bronzer it is perfect.

8.DSC_0929I purchased the Photofocus Concealer in the color Dark Cocoa for $3.99 USD. This concealer reminds me of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer but slightly thicker and cheaper.

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DSC_0407This Au Naturel palette 753A Bare Necessities, speaks for itself. The colors are nice although some of them are more pigmented than others. They are easy to blend and to work with.AU NATUREL COLLAGE

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This highlighter is everything! It applies well, it is very pigmented and looks great on women of color. The color I received is 321B Precious Petals.

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Overall, I like the Wet N Wild new 2017 collection and I think it is a collection worth checking out. There are some hit and miss but I think the hits overpower the misses. Also, all the products that I mentioned are cruelty free. Check out this video to see how I was able to use most of these products.

Thanks for reading and watching, until next time!

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