lorac alter ego + swatches + a giveaway

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first off, I realized how absolutely lame I am when it comes to titles of my posts, but hey whatever gets you here faster, no need to dramatize it, amirite?

let’s go ahead an speak about the giveaway; it will actually be another chance to win a Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit! So if you entered last time, this will be another chance for you. the new giveaway link and details will be in an upcoming post, so keep your eyes out here or my social medias! (also if you don’t know what SB is here is a previous post; Smile Brilliant)

38bdf04e-f338-43e2-a9f4-dd542a74518enow to jump into the Lorac!

so I decided to FINALLY swatch the Dream Girl and Free Spirit palettes. I  have literally had these two for so long and I never touched them. It has seriously been so long that I don’t think Free Spirit is even being sold anymore, at least not on Lorac’s site.

 

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Dream Girl

(side note: if anyone is interested let me know in the comments and I will hold a little giveaway for these two palettes if there are enough people down; because I seriously don’t use them and they will have only been swatched.)

 

so aside from me not ever using

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them, they are actually really pretty palettes. plus they’re Lorac, so the quality and pigment are seriously amazeballs. I think it is because they are smaller, that my larger palettes got more attention and they got lost in the shuffle of it all.

 

Dream Girl is such a fun little palette and I love all the shimmer shades, especially the blue and copper ones. Definitely a fun night out palette. Free Spirit on the other hand, is a really nice natural/neutral palette for just an everyday type of thing. It has some really nice shades as well. I felt that some of the shades were harder to swatch because I am so pale, so sorry if you can’t see the full pigment D:

What are some of your favourite Lorac palettes? Mine is hands down the Unzipped palette! *insert heart eyes*

Also if you’re interested in doing a giveaway for these two let me know below, if there is more than 5 of you guys, I will definitely do it. Also should there be two winners or one winner gets both? Let me know!

xo

Carli Bybel – yay or nay?

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I hope you all had a good holiday and had fun with your families. Sorry this post was so late. I was out of state for the holiday and didn’t have a chance to update before I left. Now before I jump into this post, I did want to let you all know that we are about 13 followers away from the 1,000 mark! 13! So make sure you tell your friends and share the blog on Twitter/IG/FB. Once we hit that, the giveaway instructions will go up. The giveaway prize is a $120 dollar value, and soon you will know what it is (also there may be upcoming hints on my IG) 😛

eyeshadowNow, for what you came for.

So, this is actually my first BHcosmetics purchase. I have seen/heard mixed reviews so it took me a while to try anything from the brand. So when I was walking around Ulta a few weeks ago, I saw the Carli Bybel palette, and it was getting a lot of hype. I figured for less than $15 it was worth a try. It totally was. I am a highlighter fiend and was looking for new shadows and thought it was a perfect combo.

Seriously, this is the best palette you can get for under $20. Everything is so smooth and buttery, kind of like the ABH palettes. They are also a lot more pigmented than you would think they would be for the price. Also ignore my swatching, I tried doing a straight line and it just did not work out for me, lol. img_1463

The highlighters vary in shades, which is great because there is a highlight for a lot of skin tones, however, because of that and because I am so pale, I can only really use two. BUT I’m not gonna complain too much because it is still such a great palette.

Both the highlighters and eyeshadows blend very well and stay well through out the day. Definitely a 10/10 for me and I totally recommend it.

Does anyone have any favourite BHcosmetics products they love? What else should I try?

xx

MOTD

Ciao my loves. It is late (ish) or later than I would usually post. BUT I did say I would start posting more often, even if that just means a quick MOTD. Like RIGHT NOW.

ALSO, before I even start listing what products I used today, I wanted to let you know the giveaway prize has been determined and is being sponsored. It is a $120 value so don’t forget to share, like and follow. Get your friends to do so also. Once we get to 1,000 followers it will be time. We are SO close and I am SO excited!

img_0954So let’s jump in shall we?

Prep products: Formula 10.0.6 Picture Perfect Day moisturizer, Kat Von D Lock-it primer, & NYX pore filler.

Face: Kat Von D Lock-it foundation. Pur cameo stick (for contour). Air Spun setting powder. Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow. ABH Moonchild GK (Star; for highlight). Urban Decay De-slick setting spray.

Lips: Korres lip pencil in red. Urban Decay Revolution Matte lipstick in ‘Tilt’.

Eyes: Lorac Unzipped (colours: undercover & unconditional). NYX Skinny Eye Marker in ‘carbon black’. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’ (for water line). Too Faced Better than Sex mascara.

Stay tuned to my social media for hints about the giveaway  *winkwink*

See you guys soon! xo

 

 

 

JustNeem + giveaway

img_0835Hi there puppets! I’ve missed you all and hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween. If you want to check out my families Halloween, head over to my Instagram (I posted tons of photos!).

I can’t believe it is already November! Christmas is around the corner, and the cold weather has already begun. While I hate the cold weather, I love breaking out my hoodies and boots.

Luckily, the neighborhood I took my little one around for Halloween, was also giving out hot chocolate! How sweet is that. Just goes to show that in the midst of a crazy world, some people care.

So today, in order to finally give my other areas on my page some content, I am going to talk to guys about some great skincare products I got to try out! img_0859

I would like to take a moment to thank JustNeem for sending me these products. I received them for the sole purpose of talking about how I really feel about them. So let’s get to it :p

First, all products are from raw and natural ingredients. I know natural ingredients are important to some of you guys, so if you need a new skincare line to check out, here you go!

Now out of the products I received, the clay mask is my absolute favourite. It cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates all at once. A lot of masks that exfoliate tend to dry me out as well, so the fact that this hydrates too, is amazing. I’ve been using it about twice a week for two weeks now, and in that little time my face looks so much clearer and smoother.

img_0861The cuticle oil pen is super convenient. I literally keep it stashed in my purse. It’s been great for my cuticles and I haven’t had any hangnail type of things going on. I don’t keep my nails done, because I am so busy with my hands that it always chips too easily or gets in the way. So at least my cuticles are taken care of! If you need some cuticle help that is easy and convenient, give it a try.

 

IMG_0860.PNGNow, I will admit that the Pumpkin Spice body butter is not one of my favourite things. Mainly because of the smell. I have never been a fan of the Pumpkin Spice smell. BUT I know a lot of you guys love that kind of thing, so this may be for you. The smell aside, this lotion moisturizes like nothing before. I am a big fan of Bath and Body Work’s lotions and don’t stray from them, but this lotion actually moisturizes better and it seems to stay moisturized longer.

If any of you guys are interested in any of this, or anything else you may have seen on their site I have a 25% off code for you guys! It is off your entire order and the code it TRYNEEM.

Also their social media handle for Twitter and Instagram are @justneem

My goal is to post again for you guys before the end of the week, so I will see you soon!

As always don’t forget to follow me on social media for other products and giveaways. ALSO we are SO close to our goal for the next giveaway! So share this post, like it, comment, and follow!

xox

 

 

 

holy swatches, batman!

 

img_0339Sorry sorry sorry for being so late.

I recently just started up my courses for my bachelors degree so I have been running around like a lunatic doing this and that. If you have been on my Instagram, I have posted a couple of mini-posts there for you guys.

So as promised, I have brought you swatches from Cargo’s ‘Chill in the Six’ palette that I posted about not too long ago on Instagram.

Also, disclosure, I did receive the product for the purpose of review, but am not sponsored or receiving compensation.

Now, as many of you know I am a HUGE fan of warm colours, and reds and oranges are my favourite. BUT BUT BUT, these colours are SO amazing. This may be one of the very few cool-tone palettes that I really enjoy. You can also make so many amazing smoky eye looks. I especially love making a smoky eye with ‘Hockey’ and using ‘Blizzard’ on the eye lid. *drool*

I think this palette is super cute in it’s overall look. ‘Chill in the Six’ was made to pay its dues to where Cargo Cosmetics started, in Toronto. So all of the names of the shadows are very Canadian, and I think it is adorable! These colours are great for fall/winter.

I also thought it was fun how the colours are broken into quads. So you can use them however, or use within the colour scheme of a quad!

What are your favourite Cargo products? Or what Cargo products have you been wanting to try out?

Updates: Don’t forget to share the blog around so we can get to 1,000 followers and have the next giveaway! I am super excited. The last giveaway went so well so I am looking forward to this.

Also, I finally made a Facebook page for the blog if you would like to check that out and share/like it! I will post the at the bottom with all other social media links!

Also I do have Snapchat as well @shawnadawnx

Ciao for now! xx

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Mini Colourpop Haul (+swatches)

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SWATCH TIME!

ultramattelipWait, I got ahead of myself, first thing first; hi. I feel like I have been posting about palettes too much, so I bought some lippies into the mix!

If you don’t already know, I am a huge Colourpop fan. The lipsticks and highlighters are my absolute favourites things from Colourpop. ALSO; if you plan on making any purchases, I suggest you get them in today before the free domestic shipping ends.

With the change of seasons, Colourpop has released some new fall shades, that are just amazing. My favourite fall colour so far is ‘Times Square’. If I had to pick a colour to represent fall, that would be it. My second favourite is ‘Trap’. These lippes are pigmented and apply with no patches.

I do have more lippies that I forgot to dig out, but decided to just do some swatches with my recent ones.

Now I do know that a lot of people hate that these lippies are drying and to be honest, I agree. They can be drying, but that goes for any matte lippie. So be sure to moisturize before application. Just like you moisturize your face before make up application, you should do the same before you apply a lipstick.highlighter

Lippies aside, some pretty amazing highlighters come from Colourpop. At the moment, I only have a couple of highlighters, and ‘Stole the Show’ is my favourite. These highlighters are super pigmented and very smooth. They also blend well.

What are some of your favourite fall make up products? Favourite Colourpop products?

S/N: I finally made the Facebook page (link below) for the blog, so feel free to hop over and give it a “like” and some shares! Remember, once we get to 1,000 followers on the blog we will have a giveaway! Also give me some of your giveaway ideas.

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Master Palette by Mario

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Hello lovelies, hope you all are having a great week!

So, I have been waiting around on the UPS truck, and it has arrived and I am SO excited. I literally opened the box and started swatching just for you guys  (okay, maybe it was for me too). If you didn’t read the title and have no idea what I am talking about, I am talking about the Master Palette by Mario from ABH. When I first heard about this palette I was super excited and could not wait for it to be released. img_0363

The shades vary and gives you a lot of options in looks. There are 12 shades that are a mix of mattes and metallics. They consist of a lot of neutrals and jewel-tones. The jewel-tones are actually the main reason I wanted this palette. I just thought they looked so amazing.

Like other Anastasia palettes, this palette is extremely pigmented and the shades are smooth and buttery.

This is kind of a short and sweet post, because I know how you guys feel about swatches and I wanted to share them with you. Over the weekend I will be doing some looks with the palette and post those for you guys!

Also, if you haven’t checked out my Instagram, I have been posting mini  reviews there. Recently I posted about the “Chill in the Six” palette by Cargo Cosmetics, and will be posting the swatches here soon.

My  Instagram handle: @shawnadawnx

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So check out, follow, etc. Also don’t forget the quicker we get to 1,000 followers on the blog, the quicker I will be doing a giveaway for you guys! Leave me some suggestions in the comments about what kind of giveaway you would like!

Also if you guys have done any looks with the Master Palette already, send me some links to your looks, I’d love to see what you’ve created!

Talk to you all soon xx