December 12, 2016

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil in Cherry My Cherie Review and Swatch

This is my favorite lip product these days. I loved it during the summer months for a natural looking tint on my lips and I love it even more for the winter months. You can already guess that its a tinted lip oil and what could be so special about it? Its formulated with four essential oils for deep hydration: apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil. It makes my lips feel so smooth and look so moisturized. I love the look of youthful and nourished lips and this products helps me achieve that and a little rosy tint too.
The shade I am reviewing is actually my favorite shade form this line. There are 10 shades available in this line but no. 5 Cherry My Cherie is my favorite because its the most pigmented one and is great for anyone with pigmented lips. There is a very fine shimmer in almost all that I saw, but it a very subtle shimmer, just enough for a glossy appearance.
So let's get started with pics followed by a swatch and my review.

December 6, 2016

Louis Vuitton ALMA PM Review and Photos

🎶Its the most wonderful time of the year!! 🎶 
December is such a blessed month and especially this year because I will be spending the holidays with my family. There is something magical about the holidays and all the happiness it fills our lives with. It also forces me to shop more and eat more. It's that time of the year, when I do not mind splurging and this time I ended up at the Louis Vuitton store at Holt Renfrew and walked out with this gorgeous ALMA PM bag in the Damier Ebene. I love structured bags and the ALMA bag happens to be one of the most structured bags made by Louis Vuitton. 
For pics and review keep reading!

December 4, 2016

YSL Couture Palette in Afrique 03 Review and Swatches

I just finished packing all my makeup for vacation and I realized I have used this eye palette enough to share my review with you. We have just started to see snow in Calgary and it actually feels NICE, despite my strong dislike for the baggage that comes with snow (slushy roads, icy sidewalks, wet boots, gravel hitting the wind shield of my car and so on).
I swatched this palette in Sephora and I was immediately drawn to it. It has really beautiful warm neutrals. I was actually looking for the newer Couture Palettes: Nude Contouring and Rosy Contouring but I couldn't decide if those colours would work for me. I love hassle free makeup, however, I do lightly contour my face and eyes, so I wanted something with a good balance of colors - some light, some dark, some matte and some shimmer. 
While swatching eyeshadows, a store assistant started to help me out and she confirmed that this palette will look great on my skin tone and eyecolor. I love it when I find a enabler in situations like this <3 I did like all the colors and the texture felt so smooth, I couldn't wait to start using it. So I bought this dream palette and now its a staple in my makeup routine. I love these shades because although they look shimmery they are not over the top and childish, they look very sophisticated and help me achieve a variety of looks. 
Keep reading for swatches and review.

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...