November 25, 2016

Caudalie Mask Trio (Instant Detox Mask, Glycolic Peel and Moisturizing Mask) Review

This is the only skincare item I purchased from Sephora during the VIB sale and I am extremely pleased with this set. It features my favorite mask Caudalie Instant Detox Mask along with two mini masks for C$45. I love a good quality glycolic peel and Caudalie never disappoints. Honestly, I was just keeping myself away from skincare products because my skin was so sensitive during Summers and the dryness that came with the Fall weather made it worse. I literally had cracks on my hands and everything would break me out - even sliding my turtlenecks down my face would give me zits. So, the only brand I could trust is Caudalie - with  0% of major skin irritants and toxins and this set is good for all skin types, even sensitive skin!

November 7, 2016

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick in 43 Rose Rive Gauche Review and Swatches

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I slept quite late last night because I was catching up on Quantico and O.M.G. what a gruesome episode it was! There is way too much violence in this season as compared to Season 1 which was all about mind games and putting the puzzle together. I decided yesterday, that I am not gonna watch it anymore. Its not a good show for me.

Anyways, so the weather in Calgary was so amazing this weekend!! (..lets talk about the weather cuz I am getting flash backs from last episode's murder scenes)
I went to Sephora and had a look at everything I wanted to buy and decided what I will purchase next weekend on the VIB Sale event.  Its from Nov 11-14th and you can get 20% off everything if you are a Sephora VIB! 
Its not a usual thing for me because I usually plan online but I happened to be in the mall and I enjoyed planning my beauty haul. So next weekend is the time to stock up on my favorite things; one of which is this beautiful lipstick from YSL (say ee-sau-le-ron three times :D)
Its the Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick lipstick and I think this was launched for spring this year. I definitely did not consider this one because I had the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo, which is almost the same product. A lot more pigmented may be. Or I might have to try the darker shades of Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick lipstick. 
So the shade I picked is No. 43- Rose Rive Gauche. I googled and Rive Gauche is the southern bank of the river Seine in Paris. So it's probably inspired by the roses of Rive Gauche. I don't know for sure. Its described as a smoky rose and I would say its an adorable shade for everyday use as well as for any time of the day. Its a gorgeous shade of pink and in the swatches you will see how amazing the formula is. Yes! This time, there are swatches for formula!

November 4, 2016

DIOR Addict It-Lash Mascara Review and Swatches

Its been long since I logged in to share my beauty obsessions with you all and I was away for good reasons. I have been travelling, cooking/eating and volunteering at my community library. It's great fun to be able to meet with people from all backgrounds and help them do what I love doing- writing!
I once wanted to write a novel and I had even written 20 pages of it on MS Word before I got busy with something else. It is so weird, now that I am in the 3rd decade of my life, that feeling of wanting to write a novel, is coming back. Life is so much fun when there are new friends, new things and new hobbies to explore regularly (if not daily) . Yes, I have made some new friends too and I dearly miss my old ones and hope to reconnect with them some time.

Anyways, so today, I will share with you a mascara that has remained so faithful to my lashes all of this time. Its a relatively new mascara for me, because I was always afraid to try out a Dior product. The fear of mostly walking to the Dior counter and being the only 'younger' customer. I don't even understand, why are there so many older ladies at the Dior counter and not at MAC or even Chanel or any other brand for that matter? So anyways, that's why I love shopping at Sephora because there are no counters and no sales person looking at your face as you try out a product and waiting for you to buy it. It just doesn't feel right, especially in this day and age.
So I bought the first one of Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara from The Bay and then I just order online at Sephora and I get a ton of samples using all the codes they send me in emails. And trust me I hardly use them. I would probably use only the facewash or the perfume ones..

The Dior Addict It-Lash mascara was more like an impulse purchase. A crime. I know. I fell in love with how easy it was to use and how much of a difference it can make to my lashes (you will see in the pictures at the end).
For review and swatches, keep reading...

November 3, 2016

OPI’s Fall and Winter 2016 Collection

Indulge in OPI’s gorgeous Fall/Winter Collection and match your nails to your outfits, wearing your favourite look up to your nails whether you want to make it full colors or texturized for a total match!

OPI presents you 10 must have shades of this season that will make you travel to the Fashion Weeks:
Starting with Malaga Wine, a rich wine red, the Hawaiian Orchid tropical pink with hints of purple,
Eurso Euro, a deep blue continental cream, In the Cable Car Pool Lane to be the burgundy that will takeyou away, Your Sucha Budapest for a periwinkle-purple, Dulce de Leche the taste of sweet creamy nude, a warm red Color So Hot Berns, Alpine Snow will bring you a crisp white, the trendy taupe You Don’t Know Jacques and Up front and Personal to give your nails a golden glitter you’ll really “spark”le to!

July 20, 2016

DIOR Diorskin Nude BB Creme in Medium 003 Review and Swatch

Last week I was getting ready for a Calgary Stampede Breakfast and used the new DiorSkin Nude BB Cream and literally, I had to wash my face and start again! Don't get me wrong, this product is amazing and I love the texture and finish but the rosy tone was way more than I expected; especially under the morning sun it looked completely off!
This is a new launch from Dior as part of the DiorSkin Nude line. I noticed it on Sephora's website and ordered it straight away because I love using BB creams during summers. I just feel they are airier and easier to use than a traditional primer+foundation combo. I am so disappointed that this did not work for me because of the unnatural orange tone it offers. That is the "unique rosy glow" for the medium shade of this BB cream. Stills is a pretty good product that deserves some attention and may be you can test it out at Sephora for yourself. It comes in 3 shades: Light, Fair and Medium.
For swatch of the Medium shade with rosy undertone and pictures, keep reading... 

DIOR Diorskin Nude BB Creme Review  

June 2, 2016

L'OCCITANE Peony Perfecting Toner Review

The new L'Occitane Peony Perfecting Toner is designed to smooth, soften and tone skin's texture to reveal a radiant and "perfect-looking" complexion. I am always on a hunt for products that even out complexion and work on my dull skin. I am so happy that I don't have acne any more and even when my skin was super sensitive, this did not cause any irritation. I love how gentle and effective this formulation is. Its an alcohol free toner with peony extract that does the magic. I have been testing this out for a month and here are my thoughts!