Friday, 24 October 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows I-662 & M-620

MAKE UP FOR EVER has had some incredible new launches this year, and the latest product launch is their new Artist Shadows! There are actually 210 new shadows in 5 different finishes, so there's bound to be a shadow for absolutely everyone. I've been trying out two shadows - I-662* & M-620, and I'm here to tell you all about them!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows I-662 & M-620
"Effortlessly create endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to highly artistic with this unique eye shadow palette. With its breakthrough, gel-powder formula blended with ultrafine pigments, Artist Shadow leaves a smooth, even result that gives lids super-saturated, lasting color. An easily-blendable formula that features diamond, iridescent, matte, metallic, and satin finishes, it is an accessible shadow for the professional makeup artist and the everyday woman." - Sephora

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows I-662 & M-620

You can buy the shadows individually in the pan, which come with a magnetic back. You can also buy custom palette cases, that hold 1, 2, or 3 shadows. Each shadow contains 0.07oz, and I'm sure that it'll take me a looooong time to hit pan on these babies!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows I-662 & M-620 EOTD

I-662 is a shimmery coppery gold, that has a beautiful sheen to it. M-620 is a matte brown-grey taupe. Both shadows have a creamy, luxurious formula. The colours are very pigmented, so you'll only need to use the tiniest amount. When I first received this duo, I wasn't sure that these two colours would work well together, but I was very wrong! I like using I-662 all over the lid, and then popping M-620 in the outer crease. These shadows wear all day long without fading, creasing, etc.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows I-662 & M-620

I'm incredibly impressed with MUFE's new Artist Shadows! Shadows are $24 each, but you can get additional discounts when purchasing 2 or 3 shadows, plus a custom palette. More details on this deal can be found at Sephora! Have you tried out any of these new shadows yet? I would love to hear what your favourite shades are! 

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Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble

Sephora always releases a ton of amazing holiday sets, and this year has been no exception! Today I have the Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble* ($59 CAD) to share with you, and it's definitely one that you should add to your wishlist!

Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble

"This set of Contour Eye Pencils 12hr Wear Waterproof liners features a host of shades to accentuate your eyes with intense and long-lasting color. The formulas are waterproof, heat-proof, and humidity-proof and can be used to create a huge variety of dazzling looks from glam, to smoky, to wide eyed." - Sephora

Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble

This gift set contains 10 full size eyeliners, which normally sell for $12 CAD each. So, you can already see that this set is a fantastic deal! These liners boast 12 hour, waterproof wear, and I definitely agree with these claims. You have about 10 seconds to smudge out this formula, and after that there's no budging, smudging, or fading! The formula of these liners is very smooth and creamy, so you don't have to worry about the pencils tugging or pulling at your lids. You do have to sharpen these liners, but that just means that you'll get a perfectly sharp tip!

Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble

Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble

Purple Stillettos - a gorgeous matte bright lilac

Clubbing Stillettos - a glittery black

Girls Night Out - 24 karat gold with a healthy amount of shimmer

Good Mood - shimmery emerald

Girl Talk - a gorgeous glittery pale pink-beige

Tiramisu - matte chocolate brown

Diamonds Are Forever - shimmery metallic silver

Summer Cruise - shimmery aqua/teal

Black Lace - matte black

Welcome to My Loft - shimmery grey-purple

Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble

Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble Swatches

This set is such a great deal, and an awesome way to get every colour of eye liner that you'd ever need! I think that this set would make a great gift, or you could use the liners as stocking stuffers! Have you checked out any of Sephora's new holiday sets?

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary Collection

Did you know that Hello Kitty is celebrating its' 40th anniversary!? Today I have a few pieces from Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary Collection to share with you, which are exclusive to Sephora. Now I'll be honest, I'm not a die hard Hello Kitty fan, but I do know that the brand has many loyal fans. I'm sure that this collection will excite teens and adults alike!

Hello Kitty Milk Money Makeup Bag

Hello Kitty's Milk Money Makeup Bag* ($39 CAD) is a vinyl coin purse, and it's actually made is a larger size than the collector’s item from 1974! I personally don't find that this fabric is very flexible at all, so I feel as though I'm going to break or rip the coin purse every time I open it. Also, $40 feels a bit steep for what you're getting, but I do understand that this can be looked at as a collectors item. 

Hello Kitty Ruby Compact Mirror

Hello Kitty Ruby Compact Mirror

Hello Kitty's Ruby Compact Mirror* ($59 CAD) features nearly 300 hand placed jewels! This mirror is really cute, and it'd be great to keep in your purse or clutch for on-the-go touch ups. I do find that this compact is quite hard to open - I actually broke my thumb nail trying to get into mine! Again, I do find that almost $60 is very high for this mirror, especially since it's made of plastic.

Hello Kitty An Apple A Day Trio Lip Balm Set

Hello Kitty An Apple A Day Trio Lip Balm Set

Hello Kitty An Apple A Day Trio Lip Balm Set

Hello Kitty's An Apple A Day Trio Lip Balm Set* ($26 CAD) contains three little lip balms in plastic apple-shaped packaging. In this set you get a red, a hot pink , and a shimmery nude colour. These balms are quite pigmented, and they have a nice balmy texture. 

Hello Kitty's The Red Bow Beauty Diaries

Hello Kitty's The Red Bow Beauty Diaries

Hello Kitty's The Red Bow Beauty Diaries

Hello Kitty's The Red Bow Beauty Diaries* ($65 CAD) contains everything from beauty to accessories, for the ultimate Hello Kitty collector! Some of the items included in this set are pink hair mascara, eye shadow sticks, lip sticks, bandages, and a hair tie.

Hello Kitty Kawaii Nail Set

Hello Kitty Kawaii Nail Set

Hello Kitty's Kawaii Nail Set* ($47 CAD) comes packaged in an adorable red tin, which you can definitely reuse. This set includes 2 nail polishes (red & white), nail stickers, a nail file, a stamper, rhinestones, etc. Everything you need for a gorgeous Hello Kitty mani! Again, this set is pretty pricey at almost $50, but that's just my opinion. 

Is anything from Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary Collection catching your attention? All of these products are available at Sephora, and they'd be great for the Hello Kitty fan in your life!

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OGX Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Collection

OGX is a brand that always catches my attention while browsing the hair care aisle in Shopper's, so I was really excited to try out their new Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Collection*! This new line is formulated for dry, thirsty hair, which I definitely have. I've been using this line for about a month now, so it's about time that I shared my thoughts on it with you!

OGX Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Collection

"Quench hair’s thirst and grant it the freedom to move with the new OGX Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Collection. Formulated with deep sea minerals and sea kelp, this collection infuses hair with magnesium, calciumand potassium, while wrapping strands in intense moisture. Natural antioxidant green algae protects strands against UV radiation and heat damage while repairing and softening split ends. Take the plunge and dive right in for soft, supple perfection." - OGX

OGX Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Collection

This line includes a shampoo, conditioner, mask, and spray-in weightless moisture replenisher. All of the products are packaged in aqua blue and gold plastic bottles, which I think look so beachy and cute! The shampoo is very thick, and lathers up nicely. The conditioner has a medium consistency, and is actually quite similar to the Moisture Surge Deep Treatment. I like the conditioner and mask equally, so I think you can get away with just buying the conditioner, since you get more product for your money (385mL vs 200 mL). Both conditioners are very hydrating without weighing down my hair. I love that this line keeps my oils at bay. Normally I need to use dry shampoo on day two hair, but I find that I haven't had any need for my trusty can of Batiste lately!I do find that my hair still has a fair amount of frizz, which I need to tackle with additional styling products. 

OGX Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Surge Deep Treatment

This line smells like the beach - fresh and invigorating! I find the scent a bit strong, but it's still really nice. The Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Shimmering Weightless Moisture Replenisher is the product from the line that I've used the least. I find that this formula is just too light to add any moisture to my very dry hair. I do like that this spray doesn't leave my hair looking or feeling greasy, but there aren't any noticeable benefits in terms of hydration, frizz-reduction, etc.

OGX Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Shimmering Weightless Moisture Replenisher

OGX Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Collection

Overall, I think that the shampoo and conditioner are the must-haves from this line. The mask is very nice, but it isn't different enough from the conditioner to warrant having both bottles in your shower. OGX's Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Collection is available for $9.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Target. Will you be picking up any of these four products?
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Deborah Lippmann Weird Science

Deborah Lippmann's Weird Science* ($22 @ Murale) is from the Fantastical Holiday 2014 Collection, and it's not really a colour that I'd normally gravitate towards. This colour is a chartreuse (green-yellow) with golden shimmer. I don't normally like these Shrek-like colours, but the formula for this polish is too good to pass up!

Deborah Lippmann Weird Science

Deborah Lippmann's Weird Science has a very pigmented formula, but I still used two coats just to be safe. The golden shimmer in this colour really shines in the sunlight - you don't even need a top coat! I do find that chartreuse in general isn't the most flattering colour on my skin tone, but I do think that it would look amazing on someone with a deeper complexion. 

Deborah Lippmann Weird Science

Deborah Lippmann's polish bottles are so classy, I just love them! These bottles would definitely look great if you stored them on your vanity. The brushes on Deborah Lippmann's polishes are a bit thin, so you have to use a few more strokes per nail compared to a wider brush (think OPI's Pro-Wide brush), but you get a cleaner finish.
Deborah Lippmann Weird Science

Deborah Lippmann Weird Science

Are you a fan of chartreuse polishes? Have you checked out Deborah Lippmann's Fantastical Holiday 2014 Collection?

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