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Beauty Stash: Face – Blush

29 Jul

Hello everyone! So I have broken this into two sets of blushes one MAC and the other is all the other blushes that I own. Just because I have too many blushes it needs to be done this way. *le sigh

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– MAC Stereorose Mineralize Skin Finish (limited edition)

– MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skin Finish (limited edition)

– MAC Blush Palette (L to R) Pinch o Peach, Fleur Power, Blushbaby, Springsheen, Sunbasque, Harmony

– MAC Redhead Mineralize Skin Finish (limited edition) (review HERE)

– MAC Mineralized Blush in Ring of Saturn (limited edition)

– MAC Mineralized Blush in Gentle

– MAC Blush in Love Cloud (limited edition)

– MAC Mineralized Blush in Fresh Honey (limited edition) (review HERE)

– MAC Crew Highlighting Powder (limited edition) (not shown)

Total = 13 Products (2/13 reviewed)

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– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty (review HERE)

– Physician’s Formula pH Matchmaker Blush in Natural (review HERE)

– Holika Holika Chic Cat Blush (review HERE)

– Holika Holika Midnight Owl Blush (review HERE)

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused

– Benefit Boxed Powder in Dandelion

– Benefit Boxed Powder in Hervana

– ELF Studio Blush in Berry Merry (review HERE)

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush sample in Fantastic

– TheBalm Frat Boy Blush

– TheBalm Cabana Boy Blush

– The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Blush in Coral Cushion

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush sample in Adventurous

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush sample in Magic

– KryolanXGlossybox Exclusive Blush sample in Rosewood

– Cargo Tonga Blush

– Geek Chic Cosmetics Loose Blush in Nerdgasm

Total = 17 products (5/17 reviewed)

GRAND TOTAL = 30 products

Review: The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

18 Jul

Hello everyone! Summer make up means to me bronze goddess! So bronzer is a must for that sun-kissed glow.

Review: Bahama Mama is a matte bronzer with a brown shade as the base color. So it’s not like most bronzers out in the drugstore which can run a bit orange. It doesn’t have any sparkle/glitter/shimmers and has no scent. I got this in a gift with purchase at Rexall drugstores so mine isn’t the full sized version. This works great as a contour shade and a cheek color as well. It adds a nice shadows and can make you look like you got a real tan (if you use it all over). It is pretty pigmented and applies smoothly over the face. I love that it’s matte and doesn’t appear too orangey on my skintone. What I dislike is the packaging I find that as I am applying the bronzer the top can flip back down thus closing the product. And I don’t think the mirror included was of any use. Overall, a pretty good bronzer I won’t be repurchasing this anytime soon as I’m not a big bronzer fan but if I do feel like getting any bronzer it would be this one.

Cost: $19USD/ $23CDN @ Sephora.com, Rexall Drugstores

Would I recommend this product? Yes I would it works great as a contour shade and a bronzer.

Review: theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

8 Mar

Hello everyone! I have picked up this bronzer lately and since I’m not really a bronzer person I mainly use this as a contour or sometimes a blush.

Review: I’m not a cheek product type of girl and probably won’t get into it any time soon but I got this as a gift with purchase. This is actually a really nice natural looking bronzer and it gives a nice sun-kissed look to my skin. The color is matte, no shimmer and isn’t orange like some other bronzers on the market. It is very pigmented, smooth powder with a soft brown undertone and is also great for contouring (especially in the winter months where I’m paler than my usual skintone) but put on too much it can look a little muddy on the skin. Packaging is flimsy cardboard and it makes it easy to dirty the packaging with the bronzer and it isn’t travel friendly I feel as if the powder will break if I take it travelling.  

Cost: $26CDN @ Rexall pharmacies or $19USD

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend this product for those looking for a natural looking bronzer but this will not work for those with darker skin tones (might not show up).