Sunday, June 29, 2014

Product Love | MAYBELLINE Color Elixir™ By Color Sensational®

The MAYBELLINE Color Elixir™ By ColorSensational® lip glosses are great because they pack a punch when it comes to colour. They also glide on the lips and feel very comfortable on. The Angora Lip Brush definitely makes a difference on delivering a smooth application. The 2 shades that really jumped out at me were in a deep warm plum and of course purple, which seems to be my current love affair!

The lip glosses are amazingly shiny and light reflecting however, with most glosses, application is key because if you apply too much it’s not a cute look. The best way to apply it, as per the Maybelline website is to work on the top lip first, starting at the centre to the outer edges of the lip. Then finish off with gliding across the entire bottom lip.

These glosses are great paired with a bit of mascara and keeping the focus on the lips. The other plus is that glosses are amazing to use in the Summertime. They have staying power whether you take a dip in the pool or just enjoying being outside in the Sun!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review | It'sJudyTime Eyeshadow Palette | BH Cosmetics

I am so excited to do this post on the It'sJudyTime Palette! Launched with BH Cosmetics, this is an exciting eyeshadow palette that I have wanted to get in my hands for some time now, better late than never!

To give you some insight on It'sJudyTime, Judy comes from the YouTube Beauty World. This world is the next generation and the new wave of beauty trend setters, editors and of course Vloggers. Now there are tons of YouTube Beauty Vloggers who are on YouTube, but my favourite is Judy. I have totally enjoyed, learned and have loved watching her makeup videos. Judy does a mix of makeup looks, reviews and also vlogs daily about her family life. A lovely spirit who reviews and provides information with her honest charm!

Judy announced the exciting news that she was launching this Eyeshadow palette with BH Cosmetics featuring staple colours that she loves to use in creating some of her looks, which means I had to have it! Check out my review below!

Packaging Review:

Overall I was very happy with the packaging. I loved the sleek black case, the gold foil lettering, and the use of Judy's beauty tag line: "Natural is beautiful, but makeup is glam!" Truthfully, the size of the shadow pans and the palette itself did surprise me since it was smaller than I thought it would be. But the pigment payoff makes up for it. Very little is needed to get the impact you want!

Palette Colours:

The colours are a gorgeous mix of neutrals, browns, bronze, gold, blues and violet. This gives a lot of versatility for this palette where you can take a daytime look and very easily turn it into a night time look. The colours are very pigmented which is another plus and are true to pan except for one shade that appears to be more plum/sparkle but is actually more black when you wear it. The shadows are a mix of finishes from shimmer, satin to matte.

Here is a close up look of the colours below!

With Flash

Without Flash
2 Swipe swatches
I ordered online from BH Cosmetics website and for under $15 dollars, this palette is a great one to start off with if you love makeup or to add to your Pro Makeup Kit. Money well spent!

It would be safe to say that I will be doing a number of eye makeup tutorials from this palette soon to really show how great they look for any occasion. A big THANK YOU to BH Cosmetics for such great customer service, efficient and timely delivery of this palette along with my new brushes (Post to come!).

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Product Love | Easy Bold Lips featuring NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Colour

I love products that make my routine fast and quick! An added bonus is when the product is multi-purpose. If you lead a busy lifestyle, want an easy lip product that is moisturizing to wear, then you have to check out these lip pencils! 

I picked up these awesome jumbo lip pencils by NYC from Target!  They are called: City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Colour. I picked two of my favourite colours for this season!

  • Easy to apply
  • Super moisturizing
  • Fast Application and feels like a balm
  • Medium Pigment yet build-able
  • Twistable, so you don't need to sharpen
  • Mild Fruit-like scent
  • It applies more like a lipstick, therefore if you need a precision lined lip, use a lip liner.

The colours I picked were a pretty pink and a gorgeous plum called: Ballroom Blush #041 & Gramercy Park #031. Check out the swatches below:

Ballroom Blush is a beautiful bright shade that is a mix of dark cherry and hot pink. A gorgeous choice for a bright lip for the summer!

Gramercy Park: is the perfect deep wine plum. An excellent choice for a dramatic lip for a night out!

The best part was that these are very affordable, less than $3 bucks!!  So if you need an easy, affordable and moisturizing lip product, be sure to check these out.  I picked up these and other goodies from Target!

A mini makeup haul from Target, more blog posts to come!