May 27, 2016

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer in Yellow - Review and Swatch

The ultimate primer and the only one I have been using for years. I shared it almost 2 years ago when it came in the pump bottle. This is a newer packaging with more color correcting shades to choose from. The tube packaging is meh for me but the product is quite awesome. I love this primer so be prepared to only read great things.
 MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer in Yellow 

May 11, 2016

VICHY NORMADERM - 3 Step Skincare Routine for Acne Prone Skin Review

I have been dealing with acne for quite some time now and I can only wonder why I did not think about using a complete anti-acne regimen. Having so many amazing skincare products that help with complexion, skin's texture and radiance; I always thought my acne would automatically vanish and my skin would be as good as before. This was also because my acne is never consistent  until recently when things got a little out of control. That's when VICHY Normaderm came to rescue. 
I am so happy to have found this solution to adult acne. VICHY Normaderm definitely lives up to expectations. For full details and review keep reading. 

May 5, 2016

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation in Warm Natural 4.5 Review and Swatch

I have started to catch up with my regular life, now that I am home after a wonderful vacation to Palm springs, CA. It was amazing to be in a different climate, hearing different languages and tasting food I have never had before. The sun was so harsh but it felt great to get a tan after those winter months.
Sadly, my skin broke out and I was not carrying my anti acne treatment because I 'thought' I am done with it. Will share more on acne in my next post. 
Today, I am sharing this powder foundation from Bobbi Brown, and was the only foundation I flew with! Yes, I did use a concealer and a primer, but this foundation was pretty darn good! I got the coverage I wanted and could easily touch up, thanks to the huge mirror in this compact. It was the only makeup product, I pulled out of the z-palette to carry in my handbag, because its so thin that it could fit in the inner pocket without feeling bulky.

April 8, 2016

blinc Box Discovery Collection ft. Mascara Amplified, Eyebrow Mousse, Eyeshadow Primer and Eyeliner Pencil

I have been trying out the blinc Box for the past couple of weeks and I couldn't wait to share it with you. It features four water proof, smudge proof and life proof products! They are for real. I tested them out with the spray bottle and also in the shower and the pool. The results were quite spectacular. However, I do have my favorites and not so favorite products in this box. So without further ado, let's move on to the pictures and my review.

March 31, 2016

CHANEL Rouge Coco Stylo in 214 Message - Review and Swatches

My mind is literally everywhere as I write this blog. I have to finish up a couple of assignments, get back to working out and stop over thinking about my recent bout of acne. I am so upset, I can't even explain.  Just when my skin was looking good and my life seemed perfect, I got acne on both cheeks - exactly where my blush goes! Suspecting my blush to be the culprit, I sanitized it and the contour powder using rubbing alcohol (took advice from CBB member) and washed my brushes. Now I am going makeup free till all my acne clears out. 

So just to cheer myself up I applied this super hydrating  and lightweight lipstick from Chanel. It's a new lip product launched this month and the shade I am talking about is a bright red-pink color called Message 214. 
This shade is the brightest and most opaque shade from the line and even though I love this formula, there is no other shade I felt I could wear on my pigmented lips. There is a bright red-orange called Histoire 206, which could've be my second pick, but it seemed too bright for everyday use, so I passed. 
For swatches and review keep reading...

March 22, 2016


I have been so busy shopping for and planning my visit to Palm Springs next month. As you know, I live in Calgary and the weather allows me to wear my knits till late March (may be next month too, who knows..) and it's quite awkward to be looking for summer clothes at this time of the year, especially something that is 100% cotton! I can not even imagine how hot the desert would be, but I am hoping it's bearable for an Albertan. And because I like to be a bit high maintenance even when I am on a vacation, I like to pack up my favorite beauty products and take them along with me.
This deliciously scented, quick drying body lotion from Vichy is already in a little travel bottle and in my handbag because I love how quickly it dries up on skin and leaves it utterly smooth and supple. It's enriched with hyaluronic acid, which is my favorite ingredient. I wish I could bathe in it. Not only is it fantastic for adding moisture to skin, since it can hold 1000 times its weight in water, it also makes a great anti aging ingredient. I love using this after a bath and I keep it in my handbag to apply on my arms or feet. Sometimes, I look at my arms in the middle of the day, and I could see flakes of skin, so I quickly apply this and it does the job.