January 16, 2023

KORRES Wild Rose Petal Soft Cream Exfoliator Review

I am still one of those who like a good old face scrub because I love how clean and soft it makes my skin feel instantly. I like to use chemical exfoliants but I feel they can be too much for my dry skin and I almost always come back to physical exfoliants like this one because it does the job! 

Today I will be sharing my favourite scrub for the past two years - its funny how I rarely share the products that I use on the regular and repurchase all the time. But today is different - today I will share my favourite scrub and I don't even care if anyone judges me for picking this up instead of a chemical peel, or an AHA/BHA toner/serum! The Korres Wild Rose Petal Soft Cream Exfoliator promises to buff away dead, dry skin to reveal a visibly bright, glowing, and smooth complexion every morning. I usually use it at night because mornings are too busy and I follow with a Korres night cream which I will share in another post. 

More on this amazing wild rose scrub in today's blog...

January 9, 2023

MAKE UP FOR EVER Color Correcting Step 1 Primers - Dullness eraser Review and Swatch

If there is any primer that has not stopped impressing me its this one. The Make Up For Ever Color Correcting Step 1 Primers have gone through quite a few makeovers and I have been using it for so long to have tried almost all the versions/reformulations/packaging changes! I first tried it in 2014 when it was called the HD Primer in Shade Yellow (review), then in 2016, I bought it in the new tube packaging and was called the Step 1 Equalizer Primer in Yellow (review) and then I repurchased it in 2022 as the Color Correcting Step 1 Primer in Dullness Eraser. So now you know, it truly is my favorite face primer and I have seen how this primer kept its relevance and high standard of quality throughout the decade. 

Described as a color-correcting primer that delivers an even complexion and radiant-looking skin that lasts all day, I cannot emphasize how much of a difference it can make in my overall look. It not only makes my foundation look fresh but it also adds  a touch of yellow tint to my skin which is so much needed during the time when I am sun burnt to an orange shade or during winters when I look extremely pale. This foundation truly makes my skin look alive and hence it stays true to its name the  "Dullness Eraser"!

More on this in todays' blog...

January 5, 2023

Miss Dior Eau de Parfum Gift Set Review

First post of 2023!
And I can't be happier to share my favorite scent for the season, the new Miss Dior Eau de Parfum! This fragrance is a beautiful floral bouquet with Centifolia Rose at its heart and its probably the only rose scent that I really love and own. The Miss Dior Eau de Parfum Gift Set  retails for $169 at Nordstrom and Sephora and includes 50ml of the Eau de Perfume and 10ml of travel spray, packaged beautifully in this enchanting celestial gift box and finished with a Dior ribbon. More on this in today's blog... 

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