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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Free Spirit

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

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giveaway time!

 

Here it is you guys! The giveaway is on its way!
The entry is really easy this time, the only thing you need to do is follow this blog, like this post and then enter here: Giveaway Entry Form

Also if you are interested in buying any products use babblingbeauty5 in the coupon code area for a discount!

Have fun and good luck!

November Favourites

Hello mah babies!

So today I thought I would let you know what products were my absolute favourites from last month! I also have been thinking about making this a permanent thing, and will try to post monthly about my overall favourites for said month.dscn0073

Now, in November I did quite a bit of shopping BUT there were 3 things that seriously amazed me. I think it says a lot about these items that out of everything only 3 stuck out.

First is the Nip +Fab Viper Venom Micro Blur Fix. I have actually been on a Nip + Fab spree and am really loving some of their things. This actually reminds me of Porefessional from Benefit. But way cheaper. It blurs your pores to make them less noticeable and it makes your skin super smooth. I have been using it as a primer but also have been using it on days without make up. A definite 8/10 on a primer scale.

The Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation is my next thing. I have never fallen in love with a foundation so fast. Before this one I tried the Estee Lauder Double Wear and wasn’t a big dscn0150fan. Which feels weird to say because everyone else loves it but it just wasn’t for me. BUT this stuff has been so great. It is full coverage, but doesn’t feel thick after application. It stays beautiful all day, even without setting spray. I seriously have nothing bad to say about this foundation. I have been through ALOT of foundations and I have never found one that I really felt was perfect for me until now.

Okay let’s talk plumpers. I love plumpers BUT I hate them, you know? Even with my hate for them, I picked up Too Faced’s Lip Injection Extreme and OH MY GOD. This is probably the first plumper that has actually plumped. Most plumpers give me that tingly feeling but my lips never look different. This stuff actually did what it said it would. On top of that, it doesn’t feel all sticky and tacky like a lot of plumpers. Too Faced has definitely changed how I feel about plumpers and I am glad I actually gave it a try.

Was there anything you have recently tried that really just over went your expectations?

Also, before I bow out on this post, we hit our 1,000 marker! This means keep your eyes out for an upcoming post about how to enter the giveaway and also information on the giveaway item!

Talk to you guys soon!  xx

 

holy swatches, batman!

 

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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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Lush Favourites

Hello my little croissants, I hope you all are well!

Before I jump into this post, I want to remind you to keep eye, as by the end of this week I will be announcing the Colourpop giveway winner!

Now, if you haven’t tried anything from Lush, you really should. Lush is a company who makes a lot of organic and cruelty free products. I feel like you could try anything and love it. With that said, I wanted to share with you guys my absolute favourite Lush products. I usually like everything I try but these have been the things that I ALWAYS go back for. lush1

Toothy tabs:

I have tried the Dirty Toothy Tabs,  but I LOVE Chou Chou…I Love You. Basically these are little tablets that you crunch up and brush your teeth with. The Chou Chou tablets literally leave your breathe smelling like you just ate some flowers.

Dark Angel:

My FAVOURITE facial cleanser. Not just for Lush, but my overall favourite. It’s a charcoal and black sugar and is great for oily skin and blemishes. The black sugar also makes is a great exfoliator. A definite must try from me if you haven’t. Also, it smells like black licorice!

Mask of Magnamity:

Such a great facial mask, really helps to cleanse the pores and helps with exfoliation. I typically use it once a week and it really does wonders. It smells amazing too.

lush2Lip Scrub:

They’re are so many lip scrubs that are great but my go to is the Mint Julip. It smells like mint (duh) and you can lick the rest off and it tastes so yummy. Keep in mind that using lip scrub regularly is great for your lips and also makes for a great lipstick application!

Tea Tree Water:

I LIVE by this stuff. I use it every single day, as you can probably tell as the label is faded. It does wonders for your skin, honestly. It helps to balance skin tone and clear up excess oils. I have a normal to oily skin type so it really helps. It also helps with redness.

What are some of your favourite Lush products and must haves?