SWATCHES & REVIEW: TARTE CLAY PLAY VOLUME II PALETTE! IS IT WORTH IT?

HEY LOVES! TODAY’S POST IS ON THE BRAND NEW TARTE COSMETICS VOLUME 2 CLAY PLAY EYE AND CHEEK PALETTE! THE FIRST ONE (CLAY PLAY VOLUME I FACE SHAPING PALETTE) WAS RELEASED A WHILE AGO, AND TARTE DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO GRACE US WITH A NEXT VOLUME; THIS TIME THOUGH, THERE ARE SOME SHIMMERS ADDED PLUS A BLUSH & HIGHLIGHT VERSUS THE ALL-MATTE PALETTE THAT INCLUDED EYE & FACE CONTOURING SHADES.

 

AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA: https://www.sephora.com/product/clay-play-face-shaping-palette-ii-P42752?skuId=2039501&keyword=TARTE%20CLAY%20PLAY&country_switch=ca

TARTE COSMETICS: http://tartecosmetics.com/en_CA/just-in/clay-play-face-shaping-palette-vol.-2/1220.html?dwvar_1220_color=multi&cgid=#q=CLAY%2BPLAY&lang=en_CA&start=1

 

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PACKAGING (VOLUME II ON TOP, VOLUME I ON BOTTOM)

 

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IMPORTANT TO NOTE: BOTH PALETTES HAVE SAME EXACT PACKAGING ON THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR BTW!

 

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VOLUME I

 

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VOLUME II

 

 

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FLASH: SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON (VOLUME I ON TOP, VOLUME II ON BOTTOM)

*SAME EXACT SHADE NAMES ON INTERIOR FOR BOTH PALETTES!*

 

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NO FLASH: SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON

 

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VOL. II – NATURAL LIGHTING

 

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WITH FLASH

 

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VOLUME I – NATURAL LIGHTING

 

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WITH FLASH

 

TARTE COSMETICS CLAY PLAY FACE SHAPING PALETTE VOLUME I

 

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I GOTTA SAY, THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PALETTES OF ALL TIME! I USUALLY AM NOT THAT CRAZY FOR MATTES, BUT WHEN I AM, IT LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS. THIS PALETTE IS AN ALL-MATTE ONE, AND I JUST LOVE THAT I CAN TAKE IT ANYWHERE IT’S NOT TOO BULKY AND I LOVE THAT IT’S PACKAGED PERFECTLY FOR TRAVEL… I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT ANYTHING SHATTERING WHICH I LIKE.  I’M ABLE TO DO SO MANY AWESOME LOOKS WITH THIS, INCLUDING NOT JUST THE EYES, BUT THE REST OF MY FACE. I LIKE TO USE THIS FOR MY BROWS, LINER AND MY CONTOUR AS WELL WHICH IS GREAT FOR WHEN I’M ON THE GO.

I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS PALETTE SO ALAS, THIS LITTLE MINI REVIEW OF THIS FIRST VOLUME IS QUITE SHORT… IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE, NOT TOO STRONG WHICH IS NICE, HAS GREAT INGREDIENTS THAT I KNOW WON’T IRRITATE MY SKIN WHICH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE! THE SHADOWS ARE CREAMY AND PIGMENTED, PLUS THE SHADES THEMSELVES ARE GREAT BECAUSE THEY CATER TO SO MANY DIFFERENT SKIN COMPLEXIONS IN MY OPINION… SO MANY DIFFERENT TONES- YOU’RE BOUND TO USE EVERY SHADE IN THIS PALETTE!

THIS PALETTE OVERALL IS SO VERSATILE AND EASY TO USE- I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO’S LOOKING FOR AN ALL-IN-ONE TYPE PALETTE & WHOM ALSO LOVE THEIR MATTES!

 

 

TARTE COSMETICS CLAY PLAY VOLUME II EYE AND CHEEK PALETTE

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FIRST OFF, I GOTTA SAY THIS PALETTE IS DEFINITELY A BEAUTY. IT HAS THE SAME FORMULA AS THE FIRST VOLUME EXCEPT THAT THERE WERE SOME ADDED SHADES.  VERY CREAMY AND PIGMENTED, A LITTLE BIT OF FALLOUT, JUST TAP THE EXCESS OFF AND YOU’RE GOOD TO GO. THE SHIMMER SHADES ARE ALSO QUITE AMAZING, I’M DEFINITELY LOVING THIS SHIMMERY SHADOW FORMULA! THAT’S PRETTY MUCH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PALETTES. IT’S THE SAME EXACT PALETTE THOUGH FROM THE FIRST ONE. NO DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER. SAME SHADE NAMES- ALL THE MATTES THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THE SECOND ONE ACTUALLY CAME FROM THE FIRST. NO NEW MATTES WERE INCLUDED IN THIS NEWER PALETTE AT ALL! NOT GOING TO SAY IT WAS A “LAZY” PART ON THEIR MOVE BECAUSE THEY MAY BE DISCONTINUING THE FIRST PALETTE APPARENTLY BUT STILL, WHY NOT GIVE US SOMETHING NEW TO FEAST OUR EYES ON TARTE!?

 

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SWATCHES

CLAY PLAY VOLUME I FACE SHAPING PALETTE:

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NATURAL LIGHTING: FROM BOTTOM TO TOP: JOURNEY, STONE, SOLSTICE, DUNES, SMOKE, SAND, EMBER, ONYX, INSTINCT, TERRACOTTA, DESERT & TIMBER

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CLAY PLAY VOLUME II EYE AND CHEEK PALETTE:

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NATURAL LIGHTING: FROM BOTTOM TO TOP: JOURNEY, STONE, SOLSTICE, DUNES, SMOKE, SAND, EMBER, ONYX, INSTINCT, TERRACOTTA, DESERT & TIMBER

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*CLOSER LOOK OF EMBER, ONYX, INSTINCT, TERRACOTTA, DESERT & TIMBER-  INSTINCT IS THE EXACT SAME COLOUR OF MY SKIN, SO I WANTED TO JUST DO A CLOSE-UP TO SHOW YOU, STILL VERY PIGMENTED THOUGH!*

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SINCE I OWN THE FIRST ONE, I WAS VERY EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THIS SECOND ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO FOR ME… UNFORTUNATELY NOT VERY MUCH THOUGH. I HAD THE SAME EXACT MATTES FROM THE FIRST, AND A FEW BEAUTIFUL SHIMMERS… BUT NOTHING THAT I COULDN’T FIND IN MY OTHER EYESHADOW PALETTES, SO THAT WAS A BIT OF A DISAPPOINTMENT. I DEFINITELY WOULD SAY THIS IS A GREAT PALETTE FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THIS OR IS LOOKING FOR AN ALL-OVER TYPE FACE PRODUCT. IF YOU HAVE THE FIRST ONE, I WOULD SAY SKIP THIS. IF YOU DO LOVE COLLECTING MAKEUP, IS THIS GOING TO BE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION? SURE! BUT FOR SOMEONE LIKE MYSELF, I WAS A BIT UNDERWHELMED BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I COULD EASILY FIND MOST OF THESE SHADES ELSEWHERE. BOTTOM LINE, I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM THIS SECOND VOLUME, YET IT DIDN’T DO IT FOR ME…

 

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INFORMATION FROM TARTE’S WEBSITE:

WHAT IT ISThe all-in-one palette you asked for, stuffed with 12 silky-smooth, Amazonian clay-powered shades that play with light & shadow to #slaywithclay. It’s your can’t-live-without-it beauty wardrobe – whether you’re feeling low-key or high-key looks.

WHAT IT DOES
Sculpts, defines, & highlights your features with 12 essential, universally flattering shades. Nine neutral-to-smoky shadows (6 matte, 3 lusters) create unlimited wearable looks, while three face powders (including blush, bronzer, & highlighter) add definition & make skin glow. Each creamy, microfine powder is infused with Amazonian clay, so it offers rich payoff that blends to a natural, longwearing finish without creasing, caking, or flaking.

Shades include:

  • journey (mauve)
  • stone (mauve shimmer)
  • solstice (cream)
  • dunes (cool brown)
  • smoke (light golden shimmer)
  • sand (beige)
  • ember (warm brown)
  • onyx (copper shimmer)
  • instinct (light pink beige)
  • terracotta (matte bronze contour)
  • desert (rose blush)
  • timber (champagne highlighter)

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE SHADE NAMES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ACTUAL COLOUR ITSELF. FROM WHAT I’VE HEARD, TARTE COSMETICS IS ACTUALLY TRYING TO “PHASE OUT” VOLUME I SO THAT THEY CAN IMPLEMENT THIS VOLUME AS THE MAIN CLAY PLAY PALETTE? I’M NOT SURE IF I BELIEVE IT, BUT THE EVIDENCE IS THERE, CONSIDERING THE PACKAGING AND MOST OF THE SHADES AND THEIR CORRESPONDING NAMES ARE THE EXACT SAME…

 

INGREDIENTS

POWERED BY

    • Amazonian clay: nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear
    • vanilla extract: natural fragrance with rich antioxidant & anti-aging properties
    • mineral pigments: soothe and soften skin

1 g / 0.035 Oz. x 6, 2 g / 0.070 Oz. x 3, 6 g / 0.21 Oz. x 3

Journey: Talc, silica, boron nitride, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, water/aqua/eau, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), manganese violet (CI 77742).

Stone: Mica, talc, glyceryl behenate, zinc stearate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, oryza sativa (rice) extract, dimethicone, lauroyl lysine, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, aluminum dimyristate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, hexylene glycol, disodium stearoyl glutamate, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, poloxamer 338, silica, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891).

Solstice: Talc, silica, boron nitride, ethylhexyl palmitate, zinc stearate, mica, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, water/aqua/eau, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742).

Terracotta: Talc, silica, boron nitride, ethylhexyl palmitate, zinc stearate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, water/aqua/eau, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742).

Dunes: Talc, silica, boron nitride, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, water/aqua/eau, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), manganese violet (CI 77742).

Smoke: Mica, ethylhexyl palmitate, talc, synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, boron nitride, zinc stearate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, tin oxide, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Sand: Talc, mica, boron nitride, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, silica, water/aqua/eau, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742), carmine (CI 75470).

Desert: Talc, mica, silica, ethylhexyl palmitate, boron nitride, zinc stearate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin,  caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, carmine (CI 75470), manganese violet (CI 77742), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ultramarines (CI 77007).

Ember: Talc, silica, boron nitride, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, water/aqua/eau, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), manganese violet (CI 77742).

Onyx: Talc, mica, ethylhexyl palmitate, calcium aluminum borosilicate, boron nitride, zinc stearate, silica, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, tin oxide, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492), titanium dioxide (CI 77891) manganese violet (CI 77742).

Instinct: Talc, mica, boron nitride, zinc stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, silica, water/aqua/eau, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742), carmine (CI 75470).

Timber: Mica, talc, ethylhexyl palmitate, zinc stearate, calcium aluminum borosilicate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, boron nitride, silica, sodium dehydroacetate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, tin oxide, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, kaolin, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), manganese violet (CI 77742).

Formulated WITHOUT:

  • parabens
  • mineral oil
  • phthalates
  • sodium lauryl sulfates
  • gluten

 

OVERALL THOUGHTS…

I LOVE TARTE COSMETICS. I REALLY DO. THEY’RE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE HIGH-END NATURAL BEAUTY BRANDS! A LOT OF THEIR PRODUCTS THAT I’VE TRIED HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, AND I STILL USE A LOT OF THEM TIL’ THIS DAY. I MUST SAY THOUGH, THIS CLAY PLAY VOLUME II EYE AND CHEEK PALETTE WAS A BIT UNDERWHELMING TO SAY THE LEAST.

THE FORMULA, PIGMENTATION- EVERYTHING REGARDING THAT WAS GREAT, BUT I JUST EXPECTED NEW SHADES AND DIFFERENT PACKAGING THAT WOULD DEFINITELY STAND OUT FROM THE REST OF THE PALETTES I HAVE. AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S ALL ABOUT PERSONAL PREFERENCE. I LOVE IT, I REALLY DO, BUT IS IT NEEDED? FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS SO MANY OTHER PALETTES THAT COULD GIVE ME THE SAME TYPE OF LOOK AND EFFECT? PROBABLY NOT. I AM A MAKEUP JUNKIE THOUGH, SO I WILL DEFINITELY BE KEEPING IT. IT WILL BE GREAT FOR TRAVEL THAT’S FOR SURE! IF I’M LOOKING FOR ONLY ONE PALETTE THAT HAS ALL THAT I NEED, SURE I’LL DEFINITELY GET SOME USE OUT OF IT.

IF YOU HAVE THE FIRST VOLUME AND ARE IN LOVE WITH MORE MATTE SHADOWS IN GENERAL AND PROBABLY HAVE SHIMMER SHADES IN YOUR COLLECTION, I WOULD SAY SKIP IT. IF YOU ARE DABBLING INTO MAKEUP AND DON’T HAVE MUCH AND NEED SOMETHING QUICK FOR ON-THE-GO AND TO USE ALL OVER THE FACE? I WOULD SAY YOU’RE NOT GOING TO REGRET THIS!

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS REVIEW & SWATCHES, AND I ALSO HOPE THAT I WAS ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR DECISIONS ON IF YOU’RE GOING TO GRAB IT OR NOT!

LET ME KNOW IF YOU DO! I’D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK!

X

 

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FAVOURITE OUTFITS OF 2017- PLUS TIPS & TRICKS ON HOW I STYLED THEM!

HEY LOVES! I’M FINALLY BACK & READY FOR A NEW YEAR WITH Y’ALL. HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT NEW YEAR! FOR MY FIRST BLOG POST OF 2018, I JUST WANTED TO DO A QUICK ROUND-UP OF MY FAVOURITE OUTFITS FROM LAST YEAR! HOPEFULLY THESE OUTFITS WILL GIVE YOU SOME INSPO ON HOW TO PUT CERTAIN PIECES & STYLES TOGETHER TO MAKE A COMPLETE ENSEMBLE. I USUALLY GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS ON HOW I STYLE MY OUTFITS, SO THAT’S WHY I THOUGHT IT’D BE BENEFICIAL TO YOU GUYS ALL IN ONE QUICK POST.

BTW, I PUT SOME JOT NOTES FOR WHAT MAKES EACH OUTFIT SPECIAL, WHETHER IT BE THE COLOURS, TEXTURES OR CERTAIN STYLES PUT TOGETHER ETC. 

I HOPE YOU ENJOY ❤

 

 

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  • MIX EYE-CATCHING COLOURS TOGETHER LIKE TEAL & GOLD
  • IF THE OUTFIT IS PLAIN (DRESS & SANDALS) ADD A STATEMENT PIECE LIKE AN OVERSIZED PENDANT-TYPE NECKLACE; KEEPS THE LOOK SIMPLE YET BRINGS OUT A STATEMENT

 

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  • PAIRED THIS EASY & FUN MAXI DRESS WITH SOME BRAIDED (YET SO COMFY) GLADIATOR SANDALS
  • ALTHOUGH THE DRESS HAS A REALLY STRONG PRINT, I THOUGHT IT’D BE FUN TO WEAR THESE SANDALS (IN A NEUTRAL COLOUR) TO AMP UP THE OUTFIT JUST A NOTCH, WITHOUT TAKING THE EYE AWAY TOO TOO MUCH FROM THE FLORAL

 

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  • I LOVE PLAYING WITH COLOUR, ESPECIALLY SHADES THAT I PERSONALLY THINK REALLY GO WELL TOGETHER- THIS AMBER/GOLD DRESS WITH THE BURGUNDY FAUX FUR COAT LOOKED REALLY BEAUTIFUL WHEN PAIRED
  • I ADDED A PAIR OF LACE- UP HEELS TO KEEP IT MORE “FANCY” WITH THE COLOUR BEING OF A CLOSER SHADE TO MY DRESS TO KEEP THE EYE CONNECTED IN A MORE ELONGATED FASHION (HOPEFULLY THAT MAKES SOME SENSE LOL!)
  • USED A EMBELLISHED LITTLE MINAUDIERE TO ADD A BIT OF FLARE TO THE OVERALL OUTFIT & IN-KEEPING WITH THE “FANCY” ATTIRE OVERALL

 

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  • ON DAYS WHERE I WANT TO BE EXTRA COMFY BUT ULTRA STYLISH, I LIKE TO PAIR LEATHER LEGGINGS WITH A LONGER FLOWY TOP
  • I PERSONALLY LOVE JACKETS, THEY’RE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO PURCHASE, SO WHENEVER I CAN AMP UP AN OUTFIT, I LOVE GRABBING A STATEMENT PIECE LIKE THIS TO THROW OVER (SOUTH-ASIAN BOUTIQUE) 
  • ADDED A SIMPLE PAIR OF EXAGGERATED BOW-TIE LOAFERS (ZARA) TO COMPLETE THIS LOOK BECAUSE THE COAT & LEGGINGS WERE A BIT OF A STATEMENT ALREADY; THIS TOUCH TONES DOWN THE OUTFIT JUST A TAD WITHOUT TAKING AWAY FROM THE OVERALL LOOK

 

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  • CABBY HATS ARE ALL THE RAGE. ON COLD NIGHTS LIKE THIS, I LOVE ADDING A HAT IN ORDER TO COMPLETE MY OUTFIT
  • THE CHUNKY TURTLENECK KNIT (H&M) PAIRED WITH THE HIGH-WASTED EMBELLISHED TASSEL JEANS (TOPSHOP) REALLY COMPLIMENTED EACHOTHER. THE OUTFIT WAS SO COMFY (EVEN THOUGH I KNOW IT PROBABLY DOESN’T LOOK IT) AND FOR ME, THE TASSELS AND THE KNIT JUST SCREAM STYLISH ALL THE WHILE BEING EFFORTLESS FOR SOME REASON
  • BECAUSE THE EMBELLISHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE JEANS HIT AROUND MY ANKLE, I PAIRED THIS OUTFIT WITH A GREAT PAIR OF BLACK KITTEN HEEL ANKLE BOOTS

 

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  • INSTEAD OF JUST HAVING A NEUTRAL ENSEMBLE (ALL BLACK EVERYTHING & A PAIR OF JEANS) I ADDED A HINT OF COLOUR BY TOSSING THIS GREEN WOOL CABBY HAT (FOREVER21) ON
  • TO GIVE THE OUTFIT A BIT OF A BREAK FROM WHAT SEPARATES THE TOP PART (ALL BLACK) FROM THE BOTTOM AREA, I ADDED A THRIFTED VELVET FLORAL BELT- PERSONALLY I THINK IT GAVE THE EYE A BIT MORE TO LOOK AT

 

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  • WORE THIS NUDE BODYSUIT (FOREVER21) WITH A VERY DARING WHITE (YES WHITE!) SKIRT
  • WORE PLATFORM SANDALS (WINNERS) WHICH MADE MY LEGS EVEN MORE ELONGATED (ALONG WITH THE FACT THAT I WAS WEARING A SKIRT) 
  • ADDED A BIT OF FLARE WITH THE BLACK WAIST BELT (URBAN PLANET)- AGAIN BREAKS THE OUTFIT IN TWO SEPARATE PARTS
  • ACCESSORIZED WITH THIS CIRCULAR BLACK STRAW BAG (ZARA)

 

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  • WORE THIS BOLD STRIPED BURGUNDY JUMPSUIT FOR A NICE STROLL IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO
  • WORE SLIP-ON SANDALS TO MAKE SURE THAT MY OUTFIT LOOKED “BREATHABLE” ALL THE WHILE STAYING COMFY (YOU CAN SEE I ABSOLUTELY AM IN LOVE WITH COMFORT!)
  • ADDED A BLUE LEATHER MINI FRINGE BAG TO COMPLIMENT THE BURGUNDY (AGAIN, I LOVE TO PLAY WITH COLOUR! DON’T BE AFRAID TO DO THIS!)

 

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  • WITH THIS OUTFIT, I PLAYED WITH DIFFERENT TEXTURES AND ADDED TWO DIFFERENT STATEMENT COLOURS- YELLOW & RED
  • SUEDE, LEATHER & SATIN MATERIALS WERE ALL MESHED INTO THIS ENSEMBLE 
  • A LOT GOING ON IN THIS OUTFIT, BUT AGAIN I TONED IT DOWN WITH THE OFF-WHITE/ALMOST BEIGE PAPER-BAG TROUSERS WHICH GIVES THE EYE A BIT OF A “BREAK” FROM ALL THAT’S HAPPENING 

 

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  • WENT TO A FAMILY BBQ IN THIS OUTFIT (LOL! I’M SO EXTRA) 
  • WORE THESE HIGH-WAISTED FLARED PANTS (ALMOST JEGGING LIKE MATERIAL) WITH THIS BRIGHT FIERY ORANGE-RED SWEATER WITH EXAGGERATED SLEEVES WHICH I THOUGHT WOULD BE A NICE CONTRAST, COLOUR-WISE
  • BLACK MULES ADDED TO TONE IT DOWN WHILE ALSO MAKING SURE MY FEET COULD “BREATHE” 
  • MULES ALSO HAD A FRAYED ELEMENT TO THEM WHICH LOOKED GREAT WITH THE FRAYED HEM ON THE PANTS 

 

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  • THIS OUTFIT WAS SO SIMPLE- BOHO MAXI DRESS (WINNERS), THREW ON A LEATHER JACKET (ZARA) & SOME SLIP-ONS AND I WAS OUT THE DOOR!
  • MADE SURE TO WEAR MY BLACK CABBY HAT (NINE WEST) AS IT WAS GETTING A BIT CHILLY! IN GENERAL THOUGH, I ALWAYS ADD A HAT IN ORDER TO AMP UP ANY AND EVERY OUTFIT

 

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  • STRIPED NAVY PANTS & FAUX FUR- TWO SEPARATE STATEMENT PIECES; ONE GREAT ENSEMBLE
  • KITTEN HEEL ANKLE BOOTS (ZARA)- THE POINT OF THE BOOTS ADD A BIT OF STRUCTURE TO THE LOOK
  • THE FAUX FUR JACKET IS STRUCTURED BUT NOT TOO STRUCTURED (IF THAT MAKES SENSE) SO THE BOOTIES REALLY ADD A LITTLE SOMETHING SOMETHING TO THE OUTFIT; OVERALL GIVES A NICE SILHOUETTE
  • LACE CAMI’S LIKE THIS ONE FROM MANGO, ARE MY FAV. TO PAIR WITH ANY STATEMENT JACKET (FOREVER21)!
  • WHEN GOING TO A REALLY COOL FASHION-BASED EVENT, I LIKE TO MAKE SURE I’M WEARING SOMETHING THAT MAKES A STATEMENT OR IS SOMEWHAT OF A CONVERSATION STARTER -> JEWELRY LIKE THESE DROP-BALL EARRINGS (FOREVER21)

 

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  • WENT TO TORONTO MEN’S FASHION WEEK LOOKING LIKE THIS!
  • TONS OF TEXTURE & COLOURS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME (WHICH I LOVE!)
  • SO MANY THINGS TO LOOK AT ALL AT ONCE- OVERALL JUST EYE-CATCHING
  • MY FAVOURITE PAIR OF MULES (ZARA)- MULTICOLOURED FRINGE; ADDS THAT TEXTURED LOOK ALONG WITH THE VELVET BLAZER (BERSHKA) & METALLIC BRONZE PANTS (URBAN OUTFITTERS)
  • I USUALLY DON’T REALLY PUT TWO STATEMENT PIECES OF JEWELRY TOGETHER BUT FOR THIS EVENT, I OPTED FOR BIG & BOLD OVERALL 

 

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  • THIS IS MY BRUNCHIN’ WITH BAE OUTFIT
  • VOLUMINOUS OFF-THE-SHOULDER BLOUSE (BOOHOO) PAIRED WITH METALLIC HIGH-WAISTED PANTS (TOPSHOP)
  • SINCE I WORE PRETTY PLAIN COLOURS ON MY FEET AND TOP HALF OF MY BODY, I MADE SURE TO WEAR THESE METALLIC BLUSH PINK PANTS TO MAKE THE OVERALL OUTFIT- EVERYONE LOVED IT!

 

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  • A FEW WEEKS AGO, I WORE THIS TO A FRIEND’S POP-UP SHOP / HOLIDAY PARTY 
  • FOR EVENTS LIKE THIS, I LIKE TO WEAR SOMETHING A BIT MORE FESTIVE; FOR ME THIS MEANS LOOKING ALL GLAM & SPARKLY!
  • WORE THIS SPARKLY BLACK JUMPSUIT RIDDLED WITH METALLIC GOLD THREAD (FOREVER 21) UNDERNEATH ONE OF MY FAVOURITE TAUPE-COLOURED FAUX FUR JACKETS (WINNERS, BRAND: CAROLINA BELLE)
  • SINCE SO MUCH WAS GOING ON AMONG THE WHOLE UPPER & EVEN BOTTOM PART OF MY BODY, I WORE THESE NUDE MULES SO THAT MOST OF THE ATTENTION WOULD BE ON THE JACKET & JUMPSUIT

 

…& THERE YOU HAVE IT! THOSE WERE MY FAVOURITE OUTFITS OF 2017. SO EXCITED TO BE TRYING OUT NEW TRENDS THAT ARE UP & COMING. I REALLY HAD FUN WITH MY OUTFITS LAST YEAR & I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THIS YEAR HAS IN STORE IN REGARDS TO MY OOTD’S! IF YOU’RE NOT FOLLOWING ME ON THE GRAM, MAKE SURE YOU DO BECAUSE I POST WEEKLY OUTFITS, & IF YOU’RE IN NEED OF SOME STYLE INSPO, I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU OUT ON THERE!

THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL SUPPORT LAST YEAR BTW, I’M SO HAPPY THAT YOU GUYS ARE LOVING THE CONTENT I PUT OUT THERE. I’M HOPING TO POST EVEN MORE BEAUTY & FASHION FOR 2018, SO DEFINITELY FOLLOW MY BLOG! ALSO, LET ME KNOW IF THERE’S ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SEE ON MY BLOG- I WANT TO MAKE SURE I’M PUTTING OUT CONSISTENTLY GREAT CONTENT FOR YOU GUYS. THANKS A BUNCH!

X

FAREWELL TO 2017…

Hey loves! Just wanted to wish you all a happy new year ❤️ Hope your holidays have been amazing and safe, so excited to enter 2018 with all of you! 


Thanks for an amazing year, I’ll see you all very soon! I have a lot of great posts coming your way so keep your eyes peeled! 


Again, have a great holiday and have a wonderful new year! 


Much love! X 

NEW IN: TARTE CLAY PLAY VOLUME II PALETTE VS. VOLUME I- SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON!

HEY LOVES! JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I DID A QUICK SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON OF THE NEW TARTE CLAY PLAY VOLUME II PALETTE VS. IT’S SISTER PALETTE, VOLUME I! IT’S A YOUTUBE VIDEO, SO GO CHECK IT OUT & MAKE SURE TO LIKE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE!

 

THE VIDEO ISN’T THE BEST OF QUALITY AND ISN’T EDITED OR ANYTHING, BUT I JUST WANTED TO UPLOAD IT FAST IN CASE YOU GUYS WERE ON THE PLANNING ON GRABBING IT.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK LOVES!

THANK YOU! X

REVIEW & SWATCHES: CHLOE MORELLO X CIATÉ LONDON BEAUTY HAUL VOLUME II

HEY LOVES HOW YOU DOIN‘ (JOEY VOICE)? HOPE ALL IS WELL. TODAY I WANTED TO DO A LITTLE REVIEW WITH SWATCHES ON ONE OF MY FAV. YOUTUBERS’ COLLAB WITH ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MAKEUP BRANDS- CIATÉ LONDON! I PURCHASED HER FIRST BEAUTY HAUL THAT SHE CAME OUT WITH THEM LAST YEAR, AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE PALETTE SO OF COURSE THIS YEAR I HAD TO SUPPORT HER AGAIN AND GRAB THIS LIMITED EDITION VOLUME II BEAUTY HAUL!

FOR ME, WHEN I SAW THAT SHE WAS COMING OUT WITH THIS COLLECTION- IT WAS A NO-BRAINER. ONCE IT CAME ONTO THE SEPHORA WEBSITE, I SNATCHED IT UP RIGHT AWAY NOT THINKING OF THE CONSEQUENCES. I LOVE SUPPORTING OTHER WOMEN WHOM I KNOW AND TRUST, AND CHLOE IS ONE OF THEM. SHE’S SUCH A SWEETHEART & I’M SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO COLLABORATE WITH THEM A SECOND TIME. FOR ALL OF YOU WHO LOVE THEIR NEUTRAL SHADES BUT LIKE TO CHANGE IT UP FROM TIME TO TIME WITH BOLDER COLOURS HERE AND THERE, THIS PALETTE IS FOR YOU. THIS HAUL CONTAINS 4 DIFFERENT PRODUCTS AND ONLY COST ME C$59.00 PLUS TAX WHICH IS SUCH A GREAT BARGAIN.

THE SEPHORA 2017 REWARD EVENT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, SO WITH THAT EXTRA $$$ OFF THIS PALETTE- IT’LL BE EVEN WAY MORE WORTH YOUR MONEY!

I MUST SAY THAT I’VE DEFINITELY SEEN A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND LAST YEAR’S PALETTE. THIS PALETTE IS DEFINITELY OF GOOD QUALITY BUT JUST A TAD BIT DRIER THAN THE OTHER ONE, BUT OVERALL, THE SHADOWS ARE STILL BEAUTIFUL WHEN BUILT UP. THE ADDED BONUSES LIKE THE EYELINER, MASCARA AND LIQUID LIP VELVET IN SYDNEY ARE OF FANTASTIC QUALITY AS USUAL.

 

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LOOK AT THESE COLOURS! I WAS IN LOVE WHEN I FIRST LAID EYES ON THIS PALETTE. I PERSONALLY DON’T GO FOR MANY BRIGHT SHADES, BUT CHLOE HAD A GREAT ARRAY OF SHADES THAT I THOUGHT WOULD COMPLIMENT THE MORE NEUTRAL LOOKS I USUALLY GO FOR. I REALLY LIKED THE FACT THAT SHE EXPERIMENTED WITH BEAUTIFUL POPS OF COLOUR, WHICH IS WHY THIS PALETTE IS OH SO SPECIAL. ESPECIALLY FOR A BASIC-TYPE GIRL LIKE ME… I WAS STILL VERY INTRIGUED.

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THE MATTES IN THIS PALETTE ARE VERY NICE. THEY BLEND WELL AND ALTHOUGH THEY AREN’T THAT PIGMENTED, THAT’S USUALLY WHAT I GO FOR. I LOVE BUILDING MY COLOUR UP IN ORDER TO GET THE FINAL LOOK BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE GOING IN WITH A TON OF PIGMENT RIGHT OFF THE BAT. VERY NICE AND SMOOTH, I DIDN’T GET THAT MUCH FALL-OUT AT ALL WHICH IS A PLUS. THE SHIMMERS ALSO NEED BUILDING UP FOR ME, BUT I DO LOVE APPLYING THEM WITH MY FINGER FOR A MORE INTENSE LOOK! IT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. SOME OF MY FAVOURITE SHADES IN THE PALETTE INCLUDE GOLD, COCO, COPPER, ROSE GOLD AND SOUL.

 

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AVAILABLE AT:

https://us.ciatelondon.com/products/chloe-morello-beauty-haul-vol-ii

https://www.sephora.com/product/chloe-morello-beauty-haul-by-ciate-london-volume-2-P425692?skuId=1982065&icid2=products%20grid:p425692

 

MORE INFO FROM SEPHORA:

What it is:
A 20 piece eyeshadow palette, full-size liquid liner, and mini lipstick and mascara for all your holiday looks.

What it does:
Following the success of the debut Chloe Morello Beauty Haul by Ciaté London, the duo are back with a bang to bring you an even bigger Beauty Haul for Holiday 2017. Volume 2 of this incredible collaboration includes a full-size Feirce Flicks liquid liner, a mini Liquid Velvet in Chloe’s must have shade (limited-edition Sydney), and Ciaté’s bestselling mini Wonderwand Mascara for lashes with huge drama and a festive flutter.

The hero of the haul, the 20 piece eyeshadow palette offers a mixture of matte and shimmer shades specifically formulated for ultimate blendability and massive color payoff. Carefully curated, these eyeshadows are packed full of gorgeous pigment to work with any eye color or skin tone. It’s the ultimate haul for endless looks to suit every mood and occasion.

This set contains:
– Chloe Morello Pretty, Fun & Fearless Eyeshadow Palette Volume 2
– 0.06 fl oz/ 1.8 mL Fierce Flicks
– 0.118 fl oz/ 3.5 mL Mini Wonderwand Mascara
– 0.067 fl oz/ 2 mL Mini Liquid Velvet in Sydney

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Ciaté London products are cruelty-free.

 

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LEFT TO RIGHT: TOPLESS, HALO, COCO, NINI, GOLD, BABY, VIOLET, JELLY-BEAN, RENEGADE & MORELLO CHERRY

 

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TOP TO BOTTOM: PONY, PLATINUM, ELLIE, MECHA, BEAUTY, ROSE-GOLD, COPPER, MARRON, SOUL & CHARTREUSE

 

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CIATE LONDON’S LIQUID EYELINER IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. NOT MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IT’S SO SMOOTH IN APPLICATION, DOESN’T FLAKE AND IS QUITE LONG WEARING ON MY EYES. IT’S NOT TOO SHINY OF A “BLACK” WHICH IS GREAT BECAUSE I PERSONALLY DON’T LIKE WHEN MY LIQUID LINERS AREN’T MATTE.

CIATÉ’S LIQUID VELVET LIPPIES ARE ALSO QUITE AMAZING… I’M VERY PICKY WITH MY LIQUID LIPSTICK FORMULAS, AND THIS ONE ISN’T TOO DRYING AND STAYS PUT ON THE LIPS. NOT TOO MUCH TRANSFER WHICH IS AN ADDED BONUS. WEARS FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE I HAVE TO RE-APPLY.

THE ONLY PRODUCT THAT I HAVE A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH IN THIS BEAUTY HAUL IS THE WONDERWAND MASCARA. I LOVE IT BECAUSE MY LASHES LOOK ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WHENEVER I USE THIS. MY ONLY GRIPE IS THAT IT FLAKES QUITE A BIT ON ME. SOMETIMES I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MASCARA’S FLAKING SO I WAS QUITE SAD BECAUSE I LOVE THIS MASCARA! I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO USE FALSIES AND MY LASHES LOOK ULTRA BOMB… I TRULY HOPE THAT CIATÉ LONDON WILL COME OUT WITH A WATERPROOF VERSION OF THIS. I’M ALREADY SOLD ON THIS MASCARA, BUT I JUST GOTTA KEEP MY EYES PEELED FOR THE WATERPROOF VERSION IF THEY EVER CREATE ONE! IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MASCARA FLAKING, THEN DEFINITELY TRY THIS ONE OUT. YOU WON’T BE SORRY!

 

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LEFT TO RIGHT: JELLYBEAN, RENEGADE, MORELLO CHERRY, FIERCE FLICKS EYELINER & SYDNEY LIQUID VELVET

 

 

INGREDIENTS LIST:

Chloe Morello x Ciaté London Pretty, Fun & Fearless Eyeshadow Palette Volume 2:

Mecha, Coco: Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Nylon-12, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide [May Contain +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, CI 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470)].

Chartreuse: Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Soul, Jelly Bean, Rose Gold, Renegade, Halo, Morello Cherry: Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite [May Contain +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, CI 77492, Ci 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470)].

Platinum, Gold: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Squalane, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyisoprene, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, BHT [May Contain +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, CI 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400)].

Marron, Violet, Nini, Pony, Topless, Beauty: Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Nylon-12, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin [May Contain +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)].

Copper: Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, CI 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Ellie, Baby: Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite [May Contain +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)].

Mini Liquid Velvet in Sydney:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isododecane, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Triacontanyl PVP, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methoxy PEG-17/Methoxy PEG-11/HDI Isocyanurate Trimer Crosspolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).

Wonderwand Mascara in Black Magic:
Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera), Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).

Fierce Flicks:
Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Algae Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Panthenol, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Black 2 (Ci 77266), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

 

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OVERALL, I THINK THIS BEAUTY HAUL VOLUME II IS AN ABSOLUTE HIT. PRODUCTS ARE AMAZING- NOTHING TO REALLY COMPLAIN ABOUT.

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE YOUTUBERS COLLABING WITH ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BRANDS? MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN! I LOVE THE QUALITY OF CIATÉ LONDON’S PRODUCTS, AND I’M NEVER REALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THEM. THEY ARE AN AMAZING BRAND AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT ELSE THEY COME OUT WITH. FOR CHLOE MORELLO, I’M SO ECSTATIC FOR HER! SHE’S A GENUINE YOUTUBER AND I LOVE SEEING WOMEN LIKE HER SUCCEED IN THIS INDUSTRY. VERY HAPPY WITH THIS COLLABORATION IN GENERAL, AND IF YOU’RE THINKING OF GRABBING THIS, I DEFINITELY THINK YOU SHOULD! HOPE THIS REVIEW HELPED YOU OUT WITH YOUR DECISION.

 

THANKS SO MUCH LOVES! HAVE A GREAT DAY X

QUICK REVIEW: FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT’R SOFT MATTE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION

HEY LOVES! I JUST WANTED TO DO A QUICK REVIEW ON THE FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT’R SOFT MATTE FOUNDATION THAT CAME OUT A WHILE AGO. I’VE BEEN TESTING IT OUT FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW AND I THOUGHT I’D SHARE SOME OF MY INSIGHTS WITH YOU. HOPE YOU ENJOY!

 

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QUICK RUNDOWN:

I’ve been using this for quite some time now and I have to say I do really like the product. I have dry skin and I make sure to moisturize really well whenever I do use it. MAKE SURE to moisturize because it will cling a bit to dry patches if you have any on your face! I believe that this product is suitable for more oilier skin types, but I was able to make it work with my skin.

The liquid isn’t too thick or too runny, and I really like that about this foundation. I usually have an issue with foundations being either way too heavy on the face or just not giving me enough coverage because of the thin “watery” consistency. This foundation is exactly in the middle which is awesome for someone like me who’s picky with the consistency of their foundation. Don’t get me wrong, I do own foundations that are either end of the spectrum BUT I prefer it to be right in the middle.

I received this as a sample with one of my Sephora orders, and I was able to get the shade 220 which is a touch bit too golden for my skin tone, but with added concealer it shows up really nice and doesn’t look off at all! Can’t even tell a difference.

When it comes to coverage, I must say this foundation does quite well! I do believe it’s claims in that it is a medium to full coverage foundation, because 1 to 2 pumps is all I need to get the desired coverage that I look for on an everyday basis. When I’m in need of even more coverage I just add an extra little pump to the areas that really need it. Overall I’m loving the way it looks and feels on the skin- it gives off a beautiful “matte” skin-like finish. AGAIN, prepping the skin with a moisturizer and hydrating primer is key when using this foundation on drier skin types! I usually use a dense brush in order to distribute the product more evenly on the face, and it does a great job. No streaking with this foundation, it covers my redness and problem areas very well. It also lasts all day- haven’t had any real issues with it coming off anywhere around my face. Sometimes my t-zone gets a tad bit oily, but this foundation seems to “stick” nicely which is a huge plus cause’ I do deal with that issue sometimes!

Honestly, I can’t say that I have any cons for this foundation… in my opinion, a brand, especially a new brand that comes right out onto the makeup scene with 40 amazing shades that suits all types of skin tones is already winning in my books. I love the fact that Rihanna had all of us in mind, and made sure to create a truly inclusive brand that reflects each and every one of us. Lots of brands don’t cater to many skin types, especially darker skin tones, and I love that Fenty Beauty has literally changed the ‘foundation shade’ sphere. Granted, there are some brands that cater to a wide variety of skin tones and types, but to come out with 40 shades on their first launch… to me that’s absolutely incredible, and reflects the beauty inside and outside of the creator herself.

 

Congrats Rihanna- your brand is amazing and I will definitely be purchasing more from you. Love you and what you stand for!

 

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MORE INFO FROM SEPHORA:

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Sensitive
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is:
A soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium-to-full coverage, in a boundary-breaking range of shades.

What it does:
Finally—the ultimate photo filter in foundation form. Born in 40 boundary-breaking shades, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that easily builds to medium to full coverage. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. Best of all, this longwearing, light-as-air texture is undetectable on skin—so you always look like you.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
How did Fenty Beauty nail the ultimate shade lineup? Obsessive research to create the perfect range of shades for all, exclusive insights from the world’s top makeup artists, and through extensive testing for real life on real women.

Fenty Beauty figured out that it takes the right balance of tone and texture to make foundation work on every skin type. We obsessed over custom pigment levels to capture your truest tones with a soft matte finish that’s just right—not too matte and not too shiny. The result? A comfortable long-wear formula that lets skin look like skin. Made for all women to love.

“Foundation is one of those areas in the beauty industry that has a big void for women at extreme ends of the shade spectrum. There’s this middle ground that’s covered really, really well. But then if you’re very pale or if you’re very dark, there aren’t a lot of options. And so, I wanted to make sure that women of all skin tones were covered so they could be included in what I created.”—Rihanna, Brand Founder

Fenty Beauty is 100 percent cruelty-free.

 

AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE & IN-STORE:

https://www.sephora.com/product/pro-filtr-soft-matte-longwear-foundation

https://www.fentybeauty.com/pro-filtr/soft-matte-longwear-foundation/FB30006.html?dwvar_FB30006_color=FB0340

 

INGREDIENTS:

Water, Dimethicone, Talc, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylene, Isododecane, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methicone, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance, Silica, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499)

 

 

OVERALL THOUGHTS:

THERE YOU HAVE IT LOVES! MY QUICK THOUGHTS ON THE FENTY BEAUTY FOUNDATION AND HOW I LIKE TO APPLY IT ON MY DRY SKIN. I DO THINK THAT EVERYONE’S SKIN IS DIFFERENT, SO IF YOU’RE A BIT SCARED TO BUY THE FULL SIZE BOTTLE, DEFINITELY GO IN STORE AND CHECK OUT WHICH SHADE YOU’D BE AND ASK FOR A SAMPLE! SAMPLES SAVE ME FROM GOING IN AND SPENDING MY MONEY ALL AT ONCE… I’D RATHER HAVE THE CHANCE TO TRY SOMETHING OUT BEFORE I TRULY GO OUT AND BUY THE FULL SIZE.

THIS FOUNDATION IS SO GOOD, AND I’M LOVING THE SHADE RANGE, SO OVERALL- THIS IS A LOVE! LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS THINK AND IF YOU HAVE THIS! I’D LOVE TO KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS X

MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE BLOG AND CHECK OUT MY SOCIALS!

THANKS SO MUCH LOVES, HAVE A GREAT DAY X

 

 

THE ACCESSORY OF YOUR DREAMS: THE CABBY “FISHERMAN” HAT

HEY LOVES, I HOPE ALL IS WELL! SINCE FALL IS HERE I THOUGHT IT’D BE APPROPRIATE TO LET Y’ALL KNOW ABOUT ONE OF THE BEST FALL FASHION ACCESSORIES YOU CAN HAVE ON HAND THAT’LL MAKE ANY OUTFIT STAND OUT- THE CABBY OR SO-CALLED “FISHERMAN’S” HAT! THIS REMARKABLE LITTLE THING HAS BEEN REALLY UPPING THE ANTE WITH ALL OF MY OUTFITS BECAUSE IT’S OH SO STYLISH. THIS TREND WAS REALLY BIG OVER A DECADE AGO, AND NOW IT’S FINALLY BACK. I AM SO GLAD THAT IT IS THOUGH BECAUSE I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! THESE HAVE BEEN A BIG PART OF MY SUMMER WARDROBE, AND I’M SO HAPPY THAT I CAN CONTINUALLY USE THIS THROUGHOUT THE FALL MONTHS. IT KEEPS MY HEAD NICE AND WARM, PLUS IT LOOKS GREAT!

 

FOR ME, I LOVE WEARING A PAIR OF JEANS WITH A NICE BLOUSE AND TOPPING IT OFF WITH THE HAT ITSELF.  I’VE BOUGHT SOME REALLY NICE ONES FROM FOREVER21 & WINNERS, AND I HAVEN’T HAD TO PAY A FORTUNE FOR THEM! A LOT OF THESE HATS ARE MAKING A HUGE COMEBACK RIGHT NOW, SO A LOT OF HIGH-END RETAILERS HAVE BEEN RECREATING THEIR OWN STYLES OF IT. I’VE SEEN THESE HATS GO ANYWHERE FROM $12.00 TO OVER $100.00! FOR ME, IT’S ABSOLUTELY CRAZY THAT A HAT COULD COST SO MUCH, BUT I WILL SAY THAT A GOOD QUALITY ACCESSORY WILL LAST YOU A LONG TIME, SO I WOULDN’T REALLY MIND SPLURGING A BIT MORE.

 

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IT TRULY MAKES ANY OUTFIT A STYLISH ONE. WHENEVER I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO WEAR, THROWING THIS ON REALLY HELPS TO ADD THAT LITTLE STYLE FACTOR INTO THE MIX.

I’VE PROBABLY COLLECTED ABOUT 5 CABBY HATS SO FAR, BUT I’M STILL WANTING MORE… I DEFINITELY FEEL AS IF I SHOULD BE INSERTING THE LITTLE MERMAID MEME OF HER TREASURE TROVE COLLECTION & HOW SHE WANTS MORE BUT YOU PROBABLY GET THE PICTURE.

 

THERE ARE SOME GREAT CABBY HATS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW -> PICTURES WITH LINKS BELOW

 

https://www.zara.com/ca/en/velvet-nautical-cap-p03920251.html?v1=5246522&v2=733916

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http://www.forever21.com/ca/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=acc&productid=2000166558

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http://www.forever21.com/ca/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=acc&productid=2000147925

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HERE’S SOME MORE INSPO ON HOW I LIKE TO WEAR THE “CABBY” HAT

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AS YOU CAN SEE, THE HAT TRULY STANDS OUT & MAKES SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE WITH ALL OF THESE OUTFITS! IT’S A STATEMENT PIECE THAT WILL TURN HEADS FOR SURE…

 

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE POST LOVES, LET ME KNOW IF YOU’VE BEEN LOVING THE CABBY HAT TREND & IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER STYLES THAT I SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR.

MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE BLOG IF YOU’RE NOT ALREADY! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY X

 

REVIEW & SWATCHES: FENTY BEAUTY!

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 GOOD MORNING LOVES! TODAY IS THE DAY MY REVIEW OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT BRAND- FENTY BEAUTY, IS OUT! I HOPE YOU FIND SOME OF MY INSIGHTS HELPFUL, BUT OVERALL THIS IS DEFINITELY A BRAND YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT! IT’S AVAILABLE IN-STORE AND ONLINE AT SEPHORA, BUT ALSO ON THEIR OWN FENTY WEBSITE.

MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE BLOG IF YOU LIKED THIS REVIEW!

ENJOY! X

 

 

PRIMER: PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH PRIMER – C$40.00

https://www.sephora.com/product/pro-filtr-instant-retouch-primer

https://www.fentybeauty.com/pro-filtr/instant-retouch-primer/22353.html

I absolutely love using this primer over my moisturizer in the morning before I head out to work. I feel that it truly gives me a nice soft blurred effect to the skin. It isn’t an extreme difference but I do SEE a difference which is a plus for me. I don’t use a lot of blurring product because I feel that they clog my pores and are ultra heavy, but this one isn’t drying at all so I’m definitely a fan! 

 

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What it is:
A shine-stopping, pore-diffusing primer that smooths the way for better foundation application and longer wear with an instant retouch effect.

 

What it does:
Nothing is sexier than touch-worthy skin. Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer is the first step to getting there. Paired with Pro Filt’r Foundation, this oil-free primer smooths away the look of pores, visibly evens skin tone and texture, and instantly absorbs shine without feeling dry or chalky. That means smoother foundation application and longer makeup wear.

Unlike a basic mattifying primer, Pro Filt’r’s cushiony, touch-me-now texture mattifies skin with the lightest possible feel for a full-on sensorial experience. The universal invisipink™ formula creates a filter-like blurring effect and melts instantly into all skin tones without a trace. Pro Filt’r works all day to help makeup last longer, and feel lightweight and comfortable, so you don’t have to worry about your skin—and you’ll be ready for anything.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Phthalates

INGREDIENTS: Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Glycerin, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Talc, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Benzoic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance, Aluminum Hydroxide, Coral Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).

 

CONTOUR: MATCHSTIX MATTE SKINSTICK
“MOCHA” – C$31.00

https://www.sephora.com/product/match-stix-matte-skinstick

https://www.fentybeauty.com/match-stix/matte-skinstick/FB30003.html?dwvar_FB30003_color=FB3009

I’ve been in dire need of a great cream contour for my face, so when I saw “mocha” I knew it would suit my skin tone so well! I love using creams on my skin and I also love how compact and travel-friendly this item was so I made sure to pick it up when it came out. This product is a tad bit on the “drier” side, so what I like to do is go back and forth a bit onto my brush or onto my bare skin with the product to warm it up, then apply & buff out from there. Again, I love the shade and I definitely recommend this product! Just make sure to warm it up (especially if you have drier skin like me!) before you go in to buff it out or else you might have an issue working it into the skin after.

 

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What it is:
A magnetized makeup stick in a long-wear, light-as-air, matte formula to conceal, correct, contour, and touch up skin in 20 shades.

 

What it does:
Meet the magnetized longwear makeup sticks that come together in two light-as-air finishes and a shade lineup to satisfy your every need: MATTE Skinsticks conceal, correct, and contour.With Match Stix MATTE Skinsticks, conceal, correct, and contour in 20 shades obsessively fine-tuned and tested to look good on the full spectrum of skin tones. Made to layer, the buildable cream-to-powder formula is weightless and super easy to blend, but also stays put. No creasing and caking when you apply it —so even the delicate undereye area is fair game. With a magnetic physical attraction, Match Stix MATTE Skinsticks click to each other, to their SHIMMER Skinstick alter egos, and to their ultimate blending partner, the Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150. So mix, match, click ‘em together and you’re set.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

 

INGREDIENTS: Tricaprylin, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Mica, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

 

HIGHLIGHTER: KILLAWATT FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTER – C$42.00

“MEAN MONEY / HU$TLA BABY”

https://www.sephora.com/product/killawatt-freestyle-highlighter

https://www.fentybeauty.com/killawatt/freestyle-highlighter/FB30002.html?dwvar_FB30002_color=FB3006

These three wonderful highlights are something else. For the duo compact highlighters, you can see that on the left side there’s a more subtle soft focus highlight where the right side embodies a more reflective shimmer shade. I enjoy this product, but I also wouldn’t mind if the right side was an actual full size compact. For me, I like highlighters that show up a bit more on the skin, so if you’re looking into these make sure you will be able to appreciate both. Don’t get me wrong I do like it either way, but I feel that I usually have to mix in another colour to get the pay-off that I’m looking for. It just depends on personal preference! I definitely think that the left side would go well with people that have more texture to the skin, so if that’s you I think you should go and check this out! The right side is beautiful and gives a nice glow to the skin. Absolutely love!

 

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What it is:
A line of weightless, long-wear cream-to-powder hybrid highlighters in solos and expertly paired duos.

What it does:
Light up where you want, when you want. Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter was born to reflect your every mood with its lineup of luminizing solos and duos. With a dose of skin-glorifying color, Killawatt ranges from subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged shades that were designed for all skin tones.

Unlike your everyday highlighter, Killawatt keeps skin lit beyond sundown with its weightless long-wear formula—a cream-powder hybrid that instantly melts into skin and blends with almost zero effort. Another win: It’s loaded with superfine shimmer for an ultra-smooth, creamy texture.

For killer radiance, Killawatt’s your go-to for highlighting your face, eyes, lips, collarbone….literally anywhere you crave a touch of light.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

INGREDIENTS:
Mean Money:
Talc, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Hu$tla Baby:
Dimethicone, Isododecane, Mica, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470)

 

“GINGER BINGE / MOSCOW MULE”

For this duo compact, the shades are a tad too dark for my skin tone to wear as a highlight BUT I love using them as eye-shadows & blushes. I think that these deeper shades would compliment those with tan to deep skin very beautifully though as a highlight! I do feel that the left side in this compact packs more of a punch than the previous one, but overall these both are great to have in your collection!

 

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INGREDIENTS:
Ginger Binge:
Dimethicone, Talc, Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).Moscow Mule:
Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isododecane, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Talc, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140

 

“TROPHY WIFE”

EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE & THEIR GREAT GRANDMOTHERS have been talking about this highlighter- and for good reason INDEED! This gorgeous yellow/gold-green shade is such a unique one that I’ve honestly never seen before & I’m absolutely in love. I wear this shade a lot, especially when I have events to go to, and I get a ton of compliments whenever I do. FENTY Beauty done changed the game with this one, I can tell you that! I honestly was a bit skeptical at first because I don’t usually like yellow-ish highlight shades but for some reason this works. It’s so glitz and glam, but I just feel like this highlighter can be used for so many uses- as an eye-shadow, face and body highlight; the possibilities are endless! For those of you who are scared like I was, don’t fret. Just head into your nearest Sephora and try it out. I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I do.

 

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INGREDIENTS:

Dimethicone, Talc, Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470).

 

GLOSS BOMB: UNIVERSAL LIP LUMINIZER – C$23.00

This gorgeous rosey-nude shade is basically everything I ever wanted in a gloss. This was definitely the first product that caught my eye ever since I saw Rihanna’s ad for Fenty Beauty, where they’re all walking in the streets, strutting and doing their thing. I saw the lip colour and went CRAZY. I love a good nude lip, but nothing that’ll darken my lips too much (since I already have quite pigmented lips) and I absolutely knew this one was for me- and I was right. This non-sticky, non-heavy shiny gloss just radiates healthier, juicier lips and I’m all here for it.

 

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MORE INFO FROM SEPHORA

 

What it is:
An ultimate, gotta-have-it lip gloss with explosive shine that feels as good as it looks—in one universal rose nude shade.
What it does:
This stop-everything, give-it-to-me gloss delivers explosive shine in one perfect rose nude shade handpicked by Rihanna herself: Fenty Glow. We’re talking the unicorn of nudes that looks good on everyone. One luscious swipe of Gloss Bomb’s XXL wand gives lips more to love, while conditioning shea butter enriches from within. Lips look instantly fuller and smoother. It feels amazing on your lips—with a non-sticky formula that’s super shiny—and has an addictive peach-vanilla scent you just can’t get enough of.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

INGREDIENTS: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tricaprylin, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mica, Sorbitan Oleate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Aroma/Flavor, Parfum/Fragrance, Tribehenin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lactic Acid, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene.

 

FENTY BEAUTY SWATCHES

 

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LEFT TO RIGHT: HIGHLIGHTERS IN MEAN MONEY, HU$TLA BABY, GINGER BINGE, MOSCOW MULE, TROPHY WIFE, MATCH STIX “MOCHA” & GLOSS BOMB UNIVERSAL

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ALL RIGHT LOVES, HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY REVIEW ON THE FENTY BEAUTY LINE! I HONESTLY THINK THIS LINE IS AN ABSOLUTE HIT! I PRETTY MUCH LOVED EVERY PRODUCT SO I DEFINITELY THINK YOU NEED TO GRAB SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS, ESPECIALLY THE GLOSS BOMB LUMINIZER & SOME OF THE KILLAWATT HIGHLIGHTERS!

THE FACT THAT FENTY LAUNCHED THEIR BRAND WITH 40 SHADES OF FOUNDATION IS ENOUGH FOR ME TO WANT TO SUPPORT IT. IT’S REALLY AN INCLUSIVE BRAND WHICH I TRULY APPRECIATE. PEOPLE THAT WOULD’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FIND THEIR PERFECT FOUNDATION SHADE FINALLY CAN HAVE A MATCH WHICH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!

I ACTUALLY HAVE ANOTHER REVIEW COMING YOUR WAY ON THE FENTY BEAUTY FOUNDATION, SO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THAT. MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE BLOG BEFORE YOU LEAVE!

HAVE A GREAT DAY XX

SUMMER 2017: BEAUTY & SKINCARE FAVOURITES!

HEY LOVES! HOPE YOU’RE ALL DOING WELL. I WAS THINKING NOW WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT SOME OF MY SUMMER BEAUTY & SKINCARE FAVOURITES! DURING THE SUMMER TIME I FOUND MYSELF REACHING FOR THESE PRODUCTS THE MOST & I JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH Y’ALL! HOPE YOU ENJOY X

 

BEAUTY FAVOURITES:

THE FIRST PRODUCT THAT I’VE BEEN DIGGING IS THE TARTLETTE IN BLOOM PALETTE! I’VE HAD THIS FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW, AND IT’S SUCH A GREAT EVERYDAY TYPE OF PALETTE WHERE I CAN DO MY EYESHADOW, BROWS AND EYELINER-ALL IN ONE PLACE. I LOVE THAT THIS PALETTE IS PERFECT FOR WHEN I TRAVEL BECAUSE IT REALLY HELPS ME TO PACK LIGHTER THAN I USUALLY DO SINCE I HAVE PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING I NEED ALL IN ONE CONVENIENT LITTLE PALETTE.THE SHADOWS BLEND SO WELL, AND ARE QUITE PIGMENTED. I LOVE USING THE DARKER SHADES TO GIVE MY EYES MORE DEFINITION SINCE I RECENTLY CUT OUT LIQUID LINERS FROM MY NORMAL MAKEUP ROUTINE. I’M STILL ON THE HUNT FOR A GREAT EYELINER BUT FOR NOW, “SHADOW LINER” HAS BEEN WORKING REALLY WELL! I ONLY USED THIS FOR MY EYESHADOW/LINER WHEN I WAS IN THE PHILIPPINES, AND FOR A WHILE NOW THIS PALETTE HAS BEEN MY TRIED AND TRUE. DEFINITELY ONE OF MY FAVOURITES OF ALL TIME IF ANYTHING! IF YOU HAVEN’T TRIED OUT THIS PALETTE I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU DO BECAUSE I DO NOT THINK YOU’LL BE DISAPPOINTED!

AVAILABLE AT: SEPHORA, ULTA.COM & TARTE.COM

 


 

ANOTHER BEAUTY ITEM I’VE BEEN LOVING RECENTLY (AND FOR A WHILE NOW) HAS BEEN THE TARTE RAINFOREST OF THE SEA FOUNDATION. I LOVE THE FACT THAT IT’S LIGHTWEIGHT AND HAS A BUILDABLE MEDIUM-TO-PRACTICALLY-FULL COVERAGE. PLUS, IT DOESN’T LOOK CAKEY AT ALL ON MY NORMAL/DRY SKIN! IT ACTUALLY GIVES ME A LUMINOUS GLOW WITHOUT LOOKING TOO SHINY WHICH IS GREAT- ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT’S SUMMER. ON MY TRIP TO THE PHILIPPINES, THIS WAS THE MAIN FOUNDATION I USED AND IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. IT HELD UP IN THE HEAT, AND LOOKED REALLY GREAT ON MY SKIN. I DEFINITELY THINK THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FOUNDATIONS OF ALL TIME. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A GREAT SUMMER FOUNDATION- I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU PICK THIS ONE UP!

AVAILABLE AT: SEPHORA AND TARTE.COM

 


MY LAST BEAUTY ITEM THAT’S BEEN GIVING ME SOME SERIOUS COVERAGE, HAS BEEN THE TARTE SHAPE TAPE CONCEALER. AT FIRST, I WASN’T SO SURE HOW I FELT ABOUT IT BECAUSE INITIALLY IT WAS QUITE HEAVY ESPECIALLY FOR THE UNDER-EYE AREA. ALSO, DUE TO THE FACT THAT I HAVE NORMAL/DRY SKIN (DRIER SPECIFICALLY IN THE COLDER MONTHS), I REALLY WASN’T SURE IF IT SAT WELL WHENEVER I APPLIED IT BECAUSE IT WAS A THICKER FORMULA. DURING THESE LAST SUMMER MONTHS THOUGH, THIS CONCEALER HAS DONE ME WONDERS! MY SKIN HAS A BIT MORE MOISTURE NOWADAYS, SO WHENEVER I USED IT, I FELT THAT IT GAVE ME A VERY HIGH-COVERAGE MATTE TYPE FINISH. LITTLE TIP: A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY! I BELIEVE IN THE BEGINNING I WAS PUTTING ON WAY MORE THAN NEEDED, WHICH IS WHY I THOUGHT IT WAS A TAD DRYING. OVERALL, IT REALLY DOES AMAZING THINGS FOR MY DARK CIRCLES! SOMETIMES I SLEEP LATER THAN USUAL, SO THIS CONCEALER IS THE ONE THING IN THE MORNING THAT WILL BRIGHTEN UP MY COMPLEXION AND HELP ME LOOK LIKE I’M WELL RESTED EVEN THOUGH I PROBABLY ONLY HAD A FEW HOURS OF SLEEP! ABSOLUTELY LOVING THIS AND WILL DEFINITELY BUY A NEW ONE WHEN I RUN OUT!

AVAILABLE AT TARTE.COM & ULTA.COM

 

 

SKINCARE FAVOURITES:

I ACTUALLY HAVE TWO SKINCARE FAVOURITES! THE FIRST ONE GOES TO THE WONDERFUL PIXI GLOW TONIC! I LOVE PIXI AS A BRAND IN GENERAL AND WAS SO EXCITED TO GET MY HANDS ON IT WHEN IT BECAME AVAILABLE AT MY LOCAL SHOPPERS DRUGMART. THIS PRODUCT GIVES MY SKIN SUCH A RADIANT GLOW AND TRULY MAKES MY SKIN FEEL “CLEAN” IF THAT MAKES SENSE… I USE IT RIGHT BEFORE I PUT MY OILS AND AFTER I CLEANSE AND TAKE OFF MY MAKEUP WITH A MAKEUP REMOVER AND THIS STEP REALLY CLARIFIES MY SKIN BEFORE I DELVE INTO THE REST OF MY NIGHT REGIMEN. I BROUGHT THIS WITH ME TO PHILIPPINES AS WELL AND BECAUSE OF THE HEAT AND THE DIFFERENT CLIMATE OVER THERE, THIS PRODUCT REALLY HELPED TO KEEP MY SKIN AT BAY. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PRODUCT, AND RECOMMEND TO ANYONE! IT HAS NATURAL INGREDIENTS WHICH IS A PLUS AND ALSO CONTAINS GLYCOLIC ACID WHICH REALLY HELPS TO PURIFY THE SKIN. SUCH A LIFE-SAVER!

AVAILABLE AT: SHOPPERS DRUGMART OR PIXI.COM

 

ANOTHER PRODUCT I’VE BEEN LOVING HAS BEEN THE AVALON ORGANICS INTENSE DEFENCE ANTIOXIDANT OIL. I LOVE APPLYING THIS OIL AFTER I USE THE PIXI GLOW TONIC- THEY WORK GREAT TOGETHER! THIS OIL TRULY MAKES MY SKIN GLOW AND I JUST LOVE HOW MOISTURIZING IT IS WITHOUT BEING OVERLY OILY IF THAT MAKES SENSE. I KNOW OILS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE “OILY” BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN! IT’S A VITAMIN C OIL WHERE IT HELPS TO “REINFORCE SKIN’S NATURAL LIPID BARRIER WHICH LOCKS IN MOISTURE AND PROTECTS SKIN AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS (TAKEN FROM THEIR WEBSITE BTW!).” I FEEL AS IF THIS OIL REALLY DOES THAT BECAUSE I WAKE UP WITH SKIN THAT NOT ONLY LOOKS GREAT BUT FEELS REJUVENATED. I WAS ABLE TO PICK THIS UP AT MY LOCAL WINNERS AND FOR ONLY $9.99 SO IT WAS A STEAL!

AVAILABLE AT: WINNERS, AMAZON.COM & WALGREENS

 

THERE YOU HAVE IT! THOSE WERE MY MOST FAVOURITE ITEMS DURING THE SUMMER. HOPE YOU ENJOYED! LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU’VE BEEN LOVING- I’D LOVE TO KNOW.

 

THANKS SO MUCH! DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW MY BLOG BEFORE YOU LEAVE & HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE! XX