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L’Oréal Lash Serum Solution

5 Aug

Hi beauties!

I can’t believe that August is here already. Around this time, I start to look forward to the fall, because it’s just too darn hot! 🥵

This is also a great time to check out new beauty products that are launched in advance of the fall season. (yay!)

Since my lashes take a beating from applying a ton of mascara and using different eyelash curlers, I’m always open to trying out a lash serum.

When I spotted the new L’Oréal Lash Serum Solution last week, I had to pick it up!

The serum is formulated with a Lash Caring Complex, which conditions and nourishes lashes with glycerin, pro vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, and arginine.

According to L’Oréal, it’s safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. However, I have to admit that I did experience a bit of itchiness when I first started using it. Since I was curious about the product, I didn’t ditch it, which is good because the itch soon disappeared.

You apply the serum with a brush applicator that you twist until the solution is visible on the brush. At first, it was a bit gloppy when I twisted the applicator, but eventually I figured out the number of twists that worked for me to deliver the solution.

You need to apply the serum to your lashes and lash line twice daily. I find that my lashes are a bit crunchy after applying the serum, so I use the serum at a time during the day when I don’t plan on wearing mascara.

The clinicals on this product indicate lash improvement after four weeks. I’ve been using the serum for about two weeks and I’m already seeing results: my lashes look denser and I haven’t seen as much lash loss.

In Canada, the L’Oréal Lash Serum Solution is priced around $25. Compared to other more expensive lash serums, this lash serum is worth checking out.


e.l.f. Eyeshadow Duo Set

22 Nov

elf Eyeshadow Duo Set

Hi beauties!

‘Tis the season of holiday makeup and skincare kits in all shapes and sizes . . . and prices.

No one beats a clean and natural look like e.l.f. Cosmetics, which is why I picked up the e.l.f. Eyeshadow Duo Set.

First, it was a nice surprise that the set included three eyeshadow duos (not two as shown on the packaging).

Next, these easy to blend eyeshadows are crease-resistant and long-lasting. You can wear them alone or together for a dramatic effect.

Finally, the collection includes a decent eyeshadow/eyeliner brush. You can use the synthetic-haired brush to sweep eyeshadow onto the eyelids, or apply a thicker line for a smoky effect.

The eyeshadow duos in the kit are:

  • Eyeshadow Duo in Nine to Five Nudes
  • Eyeshadow Duo in Happy Hour Rose
  • Eyeshadow Duo in Hot Dinner Date (smoky)

For under $10, the quality eyeshadows in this set are worth it!

Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette

31 Oct

Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette

Hi beauties!

I’m always tempted when it comes to makeup minis, so I just had to pick up this travel palette from Smashbox.

Talk about multifunctional. The Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette features wet/dry (no sparkle!) shades that you can use as a shadow, liner, or brow powder,

Here are the eight neutral shades in the palette (mostly cool tones):

  • Haze (light grey)
  • Rosehip (muted pink)
  • Grounded (medium cool brown)
  • Wheat (soft warm brown)
  • Vanilla (soft light beige)
  • Desert (medium/neutral brown)
  • Earthy (warm brown)
  • Canyon (dark brown) 

The shadows can be built up for drama or applied with a light touch for a “no makeup” look. The shades have good pigmentation, are creamy, and last a long time.

If you like this palette, you can also get a full-sized version of this palette. For me, this is a great idea. 💡 If I love a palette, I get hooked on it until the bottom of the pan starts to show through.

The palette also comes with a mirror and a step-by-step guide with tips on how to accentuate your brow and eye shape. Overall, this palette packs a punch, so it’s a good value.