December 2, 2022

MAC Holiday Collection - Indulgent Glow Face Kit Rosé Review and Swatch

MAC has some really adorable holiday sets this year and today I will be sharing the Indulgent Face Glow Kit in the shade Rosé. I also picked up my favorite Studio Fix powder foundation and three MAC nude lipsticks to stock up for future. The new Indulgent Glow Face Kit comes in two shades, namely, Rosé and Sparkling Wine. Since I already own many gold toned highlighters, I thought a pink hue must be refreshing and boy is it?! This beautiful shade of Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Bottomless Brunch, included in the Rosé kit,  is designed to sculpt and illuminate the face for up to 10 hours! 

More on this in today's blog..

December 1, 2022

Best MAC Nude Lipsticks ft. Mehr, Mocha, Twig, Velvet Teddy and Taupe - Review and Swatches

Happy holiday season my loves!

I cannot believe that it's December 1st and once again, it's that time of the year when all I want to do is celebrate!🎉 This year had been a heck of a ride around the sun! It was full of surprises, lots of new experiences (both good and bad), lots of travelling and lots and lots of home shopping. I think this year was all about regaining control on my life and finding my happiness after the chaos of the pandemic. Beauty never took a back seat and with all the trends going around, the one trend that never goes out of style is the nude lip (thank you Kardashians)! I am more appreciative of minimalistic makeup post-pandemic, and a nude lip always makes me look pulled together with or without eye makeup.

There are so many nude lip colors to chose from and today I am sharing some of my favorite from MAC Cosmetics. I picked MAC Lipsticks in shades Twig, Taupe and Velvet Teddy during Black Friday and also added Mocha and Mehr to compare all five of these in the swatches today. 

More on these in today's blog..

L-R: MAC Velvet Teddy, Taupe & Twig 

November 21, 2022

EyeSense® by SeneGence Long-Lasting Eye Liner Pencil in Cobalt, Charcoal and White Review and Swatches

Happy Monday beauties!

Ever since I watched The Crown on Netflix, I wanted to wear a blue eyeliner in my waterline but couldn't find a smudge proof and waterproof formula that would really stay put in the waterline without bleeding. My search ended when I found these beautiful shades by EyeSense especially the Cobalt shade which I absolutely adore and no matter how hard I rub it, they do not budge! Watch my reel on Instagram and see for yourself and the best part is that I can easily remove it with my micellar water! 

EyeSense eyeliners by SeneGence are highly pigmented, waterproof and smudge proof! What else does a girl want?! More on these beautiful shades and swatches in today's blog...

November 1, 2022

Aria Beauty Black and Gold Collection - Hair Styling Tools, ft Blow Dryer, Flat Iron, Curling Iron and Mini Blow Dryer

I recently returned from my European cruise vacation and as much as I love being close to the sea, I detest the look of frizz, therefore, I decided to take the Aria Beauty Flat Iron with me and what a life saver it was! It is dual voltage compatible which means I can use it in Europe and in North America. 
The Black and Gold Collection by Aria Beauty featured in today's post is not only beautiful to look at, it also outperforms all of my other styling tools. More on this is today's blog..

October 24, 2022

DIOR Forever Natural Velvet Matte Compact Foundation in 3N Review and Swatches

This powder foundation promises to be a ‘transfer-proof compact foundation that visibly reduces shine and provides up to 24 hours of natural-looking, matte coverage with a smooth, refined finish’. I loved the finish of this compact as it definitely lives upto that promise. It results in a velvelty smooth feel on skin and the shade 3N is a great match to my skin tone. The only problem is that it too oxidizes as the day goes on and turns quite pink/orange on my skin. I actually loved this compact but decided to return it since, I couldn't bear the orange look on my face.
In this post you will find swatches of the DIOR Forever Natural Velvet Matte Compact Foundation in 3N alongside my go to compact powder the Studio Fix by Mac Cosmetics in shade NC30 and a brief review of the DIOR Forever Natural Velvet Matte Compact Foundation since I no longer use it and do not recommend it as well.

October 18, 2022

SEPHORA Birthday Gift VIB & Rouge Edition 2022 ft. NEST New York Fragrances

Presenting the Sephora Birthday Gift VIB & Rouge Edition for 2022

This year Sephora had two extra gift options to pick for if you are a VIB or a Rouge member. I picked up the Nest Fragrance set because I have always loved Nest perfumes and I love how generous the trial sizes from Sephora are - they are perfect for travelling. This set includes a mini candle, a perfume oil and a Nest perfume roller ball and all three of them smell like the holidays to me!!

October 4, 2022

NARS Explicit Content Climax Mascara Duo - Holiday Gift 2022

This deal is too good to pass! Two full size NARS Climax Mascaras for only CA$ 40 from Sephora Canada!! I am always so excited about gift sets because I get some really amazing products at great prices but this just went up a notch. Usually there is a mini and a full size mascara in a holiday gift set but this is so much better! I usually use my mascaras for 3-4 months so these two tubes must last me 6-7 months and all that for just 40 bucks! Maybe I need to stock up on this one! For a full review click here

September 30, 2022

DIOR Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation in shade 3N Review and Swatches

I cheated on my long term favorite, Double Wear Foundation by Estee Lauder for this Dior Forever Skin Glow foundation and things did not workout exactly as I had hoped for. This Dior Foundation looked amazing on Sephora shelves so I got myself color matched to the shade 3N and bought it in an instance. Little did I know that betrayals came at a price and for me that price was the oxidation! Yes this perfect shade for my skin tone turns into an awful orange shade within 10 minutes of application. More on this with comparison swatches in today's blog.
DIOR Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation in shade 3N

July 27, 2022

PanOxyl Acne Treatment Wash, Oil Control Moisturizer and Overnight Spot Patches Review and Results

I had been quietly battling acne for the past few months and I could never figure out what exactly is causing me to breakout sporadically. Sometimes I felt its my hair products, so I changed those and nothing happened. Then I thought it could be my hormones, can't do much about that. Then I figured its my dirty makeup brushes and washing them regularly did not impact my random acne all over my face. It's frustrating to tackle acne when you are a grown up, as its often associated with teen years. I was at my lowest when I found out about PanOxyl's acne solutions. These products are designed to fight acne causing bacteria deep within the pores. I am so happy that within a month of using it my acne has subsided significantly. I still breakout but it doesn't get as nasty as it used to. 
More on PanOxyl and my skin progress in today's blog!

June 4, 2022

DIORSHOW Iconic Overcurl Mascara and Maximizer 3D - Review and Swatches

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara (CAD 38 for 9.5gm) has been part of my makeup routine for the past six months and today I wanted to share this cult favorite mascara on my blog because its pretty darn good! I purchased two of these gift sets during the holiday sale at Sephora and I am so happy I did because its a fantastic fail-proof mascara to use on an everyday basis. I layer the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara with the Maximizer 3D (which is a voluminizing primer included in this set), to get sky high lashes when I feel like getting some extra volume. This is hands down a must have mascara for anyone seeking full volume clump free lashes with a nice curl. The wand does a great job in achieving those results so I have included photos of that along with my swatches with the Overcurl Mascara and the Maximizer 3D primer so you can see the difference for yourself.
For swatches and full review keep reading...