Monday, November 24, 2014

Review: KISS InstaWave Automatic Curler

Hello everyone! Yet again another blog post for you guys and this one I am super excited about. I have been working on a project for a little while and I can now finally share it with you. Today I will be reviewing the newest curling appliance on the market and this is a wowzer too!

Some people may know the brand KISS for all the nail products they have. They make amazing press on nails and have a line of the polish's with the little thin brush for making nail art, but recently, KISS has come out with the InstaWave! A fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls! 

There are a few brands that have this same "hands-free" idea to their curling iron. This one though is easy for anyone to use and it's okay if you are right OR left handed because you can use it from any angle. It also has 2 heat settings with a low/high switch and a maximum temperature of 420.

The InstaWave features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions. Basically, by the slide of a button, you can control if your hairs winds up to the right or to the left. Alternating between the 2 directions gives the most natural look to your curls.

One feature that I really like about this hair tool is that it automatically shuts off after 90 minutes. This is a great safety feature because sometimes people can tend to leave the house without turning off their curling iron. Yikes!

Overall, I think this is a great product. It cuts down the time it takes to curl my whole head of super thick hair. It was also super easy to use and is less scary than the automatic curling irons that literally suck up your hair into the machine. This is a tangle free, fool proof curling iron that will make everyones routine a little easier. 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Review: One Direction Liquilights Glow Lip Gloss & Giveaway

Hey guys! Super exciting post for you today!

One Direction has their own makeup line! Today I will be sharing my thoughts on the new Liquilights Glow Glosses! They are made to be super sparkly during the day and they glow under UV black light after dark.

The formula of these glosses are enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night. The texture of the gloss is quite thin and not sticky or goopy at all which I liked. There is a lot of glitter in the glosses though and I can feel it on my lips which bugs me a little bit but it wasn't horrible. 

These glosses wore for around 2 hours with nothing underneath. The colours were all very opaque which was a great surprise.

Makeup by One Direction will hit the following stores November 15th!
  • Macy's
  • Dillards
  • Boscov's
  • Stage Stores
  • Beauty Brands
  • Lord & Taylor

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light. In my opinion, this gloss is more of a red toned pink. It was a really colour. 

Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light. I was shocked when I first saw this colour! It is a bright orange but on the lips, it turns into a peach colour because of the natural pigment in your lips. 

Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light. This one is my fave out of the bunch because I enjoy colours like this on me usually. It is just a great, super glittery hot pink. 

Taken, Through the Dark, Kiss You

You can check out the bands makeup page here on Facebook! --->

You can click here to enter a giveaway to win this makeup! ---> Makeup Giveaway

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Review: Loreal Voluminous Power 24 Hour Mascara

Hey guys! Today I have a review for you on my current mascara I am using. I picked this up at the drugstore last month for around $8 and it is the Loreal Power 24 Hour Mascara. 

Loreal claims: "Power volume 24H Mascara delivers intense, dramtic volume that holds for up to 24 hours. A mega-sized brush deposits more mascara on lashes for quicker more extreme results, while innovative collagen formula creates captivating, voluptous look that won't deflate or shrink."

I LOVE this mascara with a passion. One of my most favourites so far to be honest with you. The reason I am so fond of this mascara is because of how thick it makes my lashes look. I like long and volumized but I don't wanna look like I have just 5 eyelashes. This mascara wand does a great job of separating the lashes and fanning them out but coating them well so they look thick and full at the same time. 

Even though the brush deposits lots of product, I think it does an amazing job at holding my curl all day long. This is something I really struggle with and it is a problem for me with most mascaras. 

Overall, I adore this mascara and I recommend it to someone wanting thick and full lashes. Let me know what you guys think if you have tried it out :) 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Flower Beauty at Walmart Canada?

Hello everyone! How have you been? I was at Walmart the other day browsing the makeup section (I always do) but I hadn't been here in quite a while and I came upon something great! Flower Beauty is now being sold at my local Walmart!! What!?!?! Since when does the states want to share their makeup brands with us Canadians!?! hehe Seriously though, us Canadians have to make a special trip to the States to get certain products so it's great when they are now coming to us :)

Flower Beauty is a drugstore makeup line by Drew Barrymore. I love the whole theory behind this brand. They don't use money to advertise their brand, they invest in the quality of the products instead. This is why many people haven;t heard of the brand because it kind of manages to fly under the radar.

Personally, I haven't used any of these products before but I am looking forward to! They are quite reasonably priced as well which is great.  

You can check out Flower Beauty here or at Walmart! Have you used this brand? Which products do you recommend?

The Makeup Purge

So here we go! A few weeks ago, before I moved, I cleaned out  A TON of my makeup. Lot's of it was expired or just needed a new home. Lot's of the makeup found a new home in my sisters makeup collection so if I ever need it, it's not to far away heehee :) Here is what I ditched and soon enough, I will do a makeup collection when I have found all my holy grail products.

I find myself reaching for my Mac one more 

I'm over the purple and green haha

This was starting to smell funky 

My sis wanted it anyways :) 

This foundation is crazy old 

I have recently discovered powders I like more 

I haven't ever used this before.. I don't know when I will 

I have never been into bronzing and contouring

Cream blush expires fast and this one needed to be gone long ago 

My sis had been wanting these both for a long time 

The final result! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

My MAC Blush Collection

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share my Mac blush collection with you guys! These are a product I have been collecting for a few years now and I want to show you which ones I have and which ones are my faves! 

Crazed Imagination
Crazed Imagination was just launched with the Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection in October. It is a deep plum brown type colour that is great for creating a deep, sultry fall look. usuing a light hand with this product creates the best look and this is the newest edition to my Mac blush collection.
Rosy Outlook
Rosy Outlook is a Prolongwear Blush. It is made to last all day and give good pigmentation that stays. It is a super pretty rosy peach colour and the texture is super smooth and soft.

Well Dressed
Well Dressed was my very first Mac Blush. I bought it about 2 years ago and as you can see by the package, it has been very well loved. It is a super pretty cool toned light baby pink that is great for beginners or someone who likes a natural look.

Love Cloud
Love Cloud is one of my faves! I purchased it at the CCO when I went to the states in the Spring time this past year. It is a beauty! It gives a great pop of pink on the cheeks which I think looks great all year round. The flush it gives is super healthy looking and I have been using it a lot lately.

Cheeky Bugger 
Cheeky Bugger, what a cute name! This was released in the Kelly Osbourne collection a little while back and it is so pretty. Similar to Rosy Outlook it is a rosy peach colour but this shade leans more pink than peach. This is one of those blushes that go great with any kind of look. 

So that is my collection! I think it is a great size and I only have one blush on my wishlist. Breezy Blush from Mac has somehow found it's way onto my ongoing Mac Wishlist so let me know if you have tried it before! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

MAC: Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

Hey guys! Super exciting news! Mac Viva Glam has paired up with Miley Cyrus for a gorgeous lipstick and lipgloss duo.

Miley Cyrus, Viva GlamFor those of you who aren't sure what Viva Glam is, it is a program that Mac Cosmetics has. There are certain lip products that are part of the Viva Glam collection where all the proceeds of the purchased lippie goes to the Mac AIDS foundation. I think it's a super great program and several of the colours are very stunning. All of the permanent shades are very neutral and are meant to be appealing to a wide variety of ages and skin colours.

Occasionally, Mac teams up with a celebrity to create a new Viva Glam shade that will be offered at Mac for 6 months. In the past they have paired up with Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Cindy Lauper and last years was Rihanna.

This years is Miley Cyrus and the colour is just as wacky as her! There will be a lipstick and a lipgloss featured in this Viva Glam set and it is going to launch in January 2015. A more specific date to come.

What are your thoughts on the colour choices? Have you ever bought something from the Viva Glam Collection?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review: Yes to Cucumbers Makeup Wipes

Hey guys! Today I wanted to do a post about a product I have been using for the past couple of months. I first picked up these Yes to Cucumbers Wipes in the states at ULTA a couple months and I have developed my opinion on them finally.

These wipes are pretty good to be honest. The toilette itself is quite large and it gets quite saturated in the pack which I enjoy a lot. These makeup wipes do a great job at cleaning my face, refreshing my face and removing my foundation and other face makeup but I find these so stubborn when it comes to eye makeup. I have a really hard time finding wipes that claim to "remove waterproof mascara" and actually live up to that claim! I find that these pull out my eyelashes when I rub my makeup off and it's very frustrating since they weren't cheap.

Overall, these wipes are... okay. I would recommend them to someone who doesn't wear too much makeup (or waterproof eye makeup) but for a daily liquid liner and waterproof mascara wearer, these are not for me.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October Favourites

Hey guys! Today I have gathered up my faves from the month of October and I am here to share :) This month I didn't buy too much new makeup. I am working on using what I have and just keeping my necessities.

Voluminous mascara  Voluminous® Power 24H<sup>TM</sup> BlackMy first and most fave product from this month is a new mascara I tried! It is from L'oreal and it is the Voluminous Power 24H Mascara. This claims to give volume for 24 hours and the collagen in the mascara thickens lashes all day and night. I love how separated my lashes become yet they look very thick. It doesn't clump up very much at all which I love.

Another favourite of mine this month has been my Ponds Dry Skin Cream. Lately, my skin has become quite dry and flaky on my cheeks and nose so I've needed that extra boost of moisture and this has been working great for my skin.

One product I have had for a while but am finally loving now, is the  Maybelline Baby Skin Primer. I really like to apply this under my eyes before concealer. It is meant to fill pores and fill in areas of the skin so when this is under my eyes, it smooths all fine lines and makes my concealer go on like a dream. I also notice that my concealer lasts a lot longer throughout the day when I apply the primer before application of my concealer.

To go along with the whole concealer theme, I have been loving using the E.L.F. HD Under Eye Setting Powder to set my concealer. I have a review on this so you might already know just how much I love this! It makes me under eye area so soft and smooth after I apply my concealer. It is translucent too so it doesn't add any more cakey powder to the delicate area.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

My Makeup In the Future

Hello everyone! By the time you are reading this post, I am moving!! How exciting?! (and stressful) It hasn't been until now in my life that I realized how much junk I have! Coming soon I will have a blog post all about my purge.. my makeup :( It was super tough for me but with the move, it had to be done.

There are a few things I wanted to address in this post, the first one being my personal style change. When I cleaned out my makeup, I realized how I don't need 6 blushes and 7 foundations. Or 5 mascaras on the go at once and that glittery purple eyeliner from years ago. My desire used to be to have this huge makeup collection that filled a "makeup room" that would be all mine. That dream has changed to now wanting to just have my all time, holy grail products. There is nothing wrong with splurging or spending a little bit on new exciting makeup here and there but I want to narrow down my collection to my necessities.

This change may result in a bit of a change on my blog. Since I will be narrowing my collection down to just my faves, I won't be needing to do a monthy favourites because I will be trying a lot less makeup out. I think it is only fair to keep up with posting a review every Tuesday because those are my favourite posts to make for you guys. I think I have tried enough makeup in my lifetime so far to have enough products to talk about.

Another point I'd like to touch on is that, in the future, I would LOVE to become a freelance makeup artist. As a student right now, I don't really have that option but when all my schooling is done, my goal is to be something in the beauty industry. At first, I always thought I wanted to be a teacher but now that I have been exposed to the makeup world much more, my dreams have changed. I keep telling myself that I could be 'teacher by day, makeup artist by night (and weekend)' hehe :) who knows where life will take me!

Let me know down below what your makeup style is! Do you have your faves and a few fun items? Or do you have a large collection of everything?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Makeup Wishlist

So as you may know, tons and tons of new makeup sets are coming out just in time for the holidays! This of course, is an makeup junkies dream and I have made up quite a large list of makeup I would like to receive for Christmas this year. Some items are from the holiday collections, others are permanent.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara: hoping that this will hold my curl. The packaging is also, so dang cute!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette: I love the first one and I adore cool toned shades.

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer: looking forward to full coverage and crease free concealer!

Mac Heirloom Holiday Blushes: both are mineralized and look gorgeous!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review: E.L.F. HD Under Eye Setting Powder

Hello there! Today I was going through my makeup collection, trying to decide what I wanted to do a review on for you! My most favourite product had slipped my mind for the past year! How have I not done a review on this yet?!

So here is my review for you on my holy grail, E.L.F. HD Under Eye Setting powder! You can purchase this at target for only $3 which in my opinion is even worth just checking it out. It is usually always in stock and even target in Canada carries E.L.F. makeup for sale now. Although, in Canada, this product is $4 instead of $3.

I have had this for quite some time now and I haven't always loved it as much as I currently am.
This loose powder will seriously change any concealer! To apply, I load up a super fluffy brush with the powder and dust it over my under eye area. It sets it in place, keeps it on all day and it looks great. The look to the skin it leaves, it is so smooth and it feels so soft. I use this on other people when I do their makeup and they are amazed of the look and feel of this powder.

Overall, I give this product 5 stars! Without a doubt, it has become one of my holy grail products that I must have with me. Check it out and let me know what you guys think! 

Wet n' Wild New Beauty App?!?

So Wet n' Wild has come out with an official app! You can download it for free from the Google Play Store or the App Store on any of your devices. Here is what inspired their app;

For the first time in the brand's 35-year history, Wet n Wild is rolling out a national campaign called "Steal the Look." Based on the insight that women look to makeup for transformation, empowerment and play, the brand is set to help women lift any look they love—from a high-fashion cover model to a friend down the block—and re-create it for less. 
"This incredible moment is more than 35 years in the making for wet n wild," said Bill George, president and COO of Markwins International, which owns the value cosmetics brand. "Wet n wild has always had a brilliant and beloved collection of trend-setting colors at the right price point—and now this brand campaign gives us a bold dose of moxie, making us an unstoppable force in the beauty marketplace."

I will be downloading the app myself but let me know what you guys think! I would love to hear your thoughts down below!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review: Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Volum' Express&#174; The Colossal Washable MascaraHey guys! Today I have a review for you on a mascara. This mascara isn't new or anything but it was my first time trying it. I have to say.. I am torn.

When I first opened up this mascara, something that caught my eye was the wand and the brush. Normally, I like a plastic wand on my mascara but this one was a normal bristle wand. I was aware of this when I bought it and it turns out, I really like this brush. A lot!

One thing that "turned me off" from this mascara right from the beginning, was this huge piece of plastic that I found stick off the wand. Now a normal person would throw out the mascara thinking there could be more little pieces inside but I proceeded to use it. I haven't had any other problems yet, thank god.

I like how this mascara doesn't clump up easily. I can build it up for thick lashes or keep in minimal (like the picture shown) and have a really separated, natural looking lash.

One complaint I have about this mascara is that it isn't the greatest at holding my curl. I would prefer a little more curl power but many mascaras lack this quality anyways.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: MAC Crazed Imagination Blush

Hello everyone! Today I have a review on a new blush from Mac. It was just released a few weeks ago with the Rocky Horror Picture Show collection. I was lucky enough to pick it up before it sold out and today I will be sharing my thoughts on this product, with you. 
So to start out, this blush is the same size as Mac's other powder blushes. This blush does have limited edition packaging which is Rocky Horror themed. This factor also makes the blush a tad more expensive but only by a few dollars. 

The colour of this blush is a muted, brown, plumy shade. It is perfect for the fall time and Mac couldn't have released this at a better time to be quite honest. This fall I have been very into the deeper shades compared to last year so I am happy I snagged this blush. 

One thing to watch out for is that this blush can end up looking like your cheeks are bruised. This is not a flattering look, therefore I have figured out a simple solution. When applying, place the blush more downwards towards the hollows of your cheeks. This is where you would contour. The more blush that is on the apples of your cheeks, the more funny it can look.

Overall, I am super pleased with my purchase. The packaging is super cool and the colour is great! You are very lucky if you could pick this up in time before it sold out.