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Recent Haul

10 Jan

Hello everyone! So I just hauled some beauty items recently because I felt like I deserved it with a death in the family, school just sucking money out of you and whatnot. I’m in debt until my next paycheque but these items do make me feel better about myself and allows me to perk myself up every morning.

Items picked up from MAC Naturally Collection: Redhead Mineralized Skin Finish, In the Sun and Daylight Mineralized Eyeshadow, Fresh Honey Mineralized Blush. Others are Clinique All about Eyes Rich Eye Cream, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectorant (for those pesky dry patches a repurchase).

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Review: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Skin Protectorant

10 Jan

Hello everyone! A must have for dry Canadian weather for me especially since we’ve had a weird winter… but it was really windy today and this product came handy.

Description: (taken off the packaging) Smoothes and softens skin. Protects agains and helps alleviate symptoms of chapping, peeling, and windburn due to dryness from exposure from the elements.

Review: I want to mention why I bought this product even though you don’t get much for the price (50 mL). The cream was purchased because I am once again using Tretinoin/Vitamin A cream which essentially allows the skin to exfoliate faster and due to the faster exfoliation I get lots of dead skin cells still attached to my skin but doesn’t want to come off. Leaving these weird white hanging things off my face (my mom once thought I had a white beard). So this cream has helped with the hanging dead things by temporarily glueing it back together with my normal skin. But I digress so let’s get going on the review.
This has a really intense herbal scent I couldn’t stand it the first time I used it but now I’m all like meh. But warning to those who are sensitive to scents this is REALLY strong. The packaging is very classy (as expected of Elizabeth Arden I suppose) though when you finish up a tube you gotta cut open the tube to get everything out (stuff this expensive needs to be used ALL up). The texture is like thick vaseline that takes some time to spread evenly across your face. I use a little bit to spread across my face and put more on areas that are flaking extremely bad. This does not work well under makeup but it works nicely on top of makeup (the sticky base just makes everything stick and not blend very well). I really like this product for living up to it’s claims. Overall, this has made my life a lot nicer without having to worry about people seeing dead flaky skin.

Cost: $25CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique or any counters within The Bay or Sears or online

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who live in cold climates and those who are suffering from dry flaky skin.

Review: L’oreal Colour Riche Balm

10 Jan

Hello everyone! Another NEW drugstore product review today I really wanted to find some of the new Maybelline products (especially the Dream Bouncy blushes) but it hasn’t been released in any drugstore in my city so I guess I’ll just have to stalk the drugstores for a little bit. ^-^ Anyways, onto the balm review!

Description: An tinted lip balm that gives 8 hours of hydration to the lips. The shades I picked up were 218 Rose Elixir and 318 Heavenly Berry.

Review: I have to put a disclaimer out there DO NOT EAT THIS LIP BALM!! Seriously don’t try to lick it or anything it tastes like nasty chemicals. Ugh, I felt so sorry for my tongue while I was testing these lip balms out. As for the claims they are semi-right the lip balms are hydrating but for about 1 hour then they fade and I have to reapply. Texture is very smooth and glides easily across the lips. Pigmentation isn’t the greatest I was sort of expecting these to be similar to Revlon Lip Butters but I was wrong (duh look at the name). Overall, for the price that you are paying for this I would just recommend buying a regular lip balm that works better than this.

Cost: $6-9CDN @ various drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? For the price that you are paying I don’t think that this is worth it. Save yourself some money don’t pick this up but pick up the Revlon Lip butter they are much better than these guys by the way the review is here.

Review: Skinfood Gunnpang Eyeshadow Duo

10 Jan

Hello everyone! Skinfood is a Korean cosmetics company that specializes in good for you skincare that utilizes regular every foods such as tomatoes, grapes, olives etc. I wanted to try their makeup thinking that if their skincare is good than the makeup is good as well.

Description: The shade is in #2 Indigo Navy, the silver side is a blue tone silver, and the navy has slight silver shimmers which make the colors compatible with each other. The swatches were done very heavy to show the depth of the colors

Review: First off, I have to say that I love how small this eyeshadow duo is. It is small thus makes it easy to carry around but easy to lose (in the vast universe called a makeup bag). For those starting off in makeup I think this duo is a great starter as it has the eye brightening shade and a darker shade that can be used as a liner or a dark eyeshadow. Both the shades are neither pigmented nor smooth but they do blend well. I feel like the quality is on par with some Covergirl eyeshadow trios. Overall, those just starting in makeup will enjoy this but those like me who wear a lot of makeup already it’s an easy skip.

Cost: $10-12 USD online (ebay.ca)

Would I recommend this product? I will just say since the shades aren’t heavily pigmented nor smooth this is a skip.