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Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

22 Jan

Hi beauties!

Are you a mascara junkie? Have you heard the buzz about the Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara?

Over on Reddit, people are going insane over this Essence mascara that promises “dramatic length without the falsies.”

I had to hunt high and low in the Vancouver area, but I finally found a single tube.

After using this mascara several times, I have to say yes, it’s a darn good mascara for the price (under $5).

Here are some details about the mascara. It comes in one shade, a deep black. The fibre brush with a cone shape makes it easy to reach small lashes and lashes in the corners of the eyes, so you get a full lashed look.

After one coat of this cruelty-free mascara, my lashes look longer and thicker. With a single coat, there is also no clumping, flaking, or smudging! I like the look so much, I don’t use a lash curler (which I’m pretty much addicted to).

I wouldn’t say my lashes look as good as false lashes, but a couple of friends have noticed that my lashes are looking fuller these days.

Since the general recommendation is to replace mascara every two to three months after opening, I’ll definitely be stocking up on this lengthening mascara . . . if I can find it. πŸ’•

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NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette (Rustic Antique)

2 Jan

NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette

Hi beauties!

How is the New Year going for you so far? I hope you’re keeping warm!

We had an Arctic cold front come through Vancouver last week, but it’s warmed up (phew!). Since I’m originally from Winnipeg, I know we’re pretty lucky out here on the West coast, so I’ll stop now.

I always like to keep my eye on what’s new in makeup (although I usually don’t go hard-core). For the last few months, I’ve noticed that burgundy or maroon shades are trending.

One of the best palettes for trying out this range of shades is the NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Rustic Antique.

This palette comes with 10 shades in matte and shimmer finishes. The colors are highly pigmented, super soft, and blend well.

Here’s a rundown of the shades (starting in the upper left corner):

  1. This is a matte ivory-white shade.
  2. This is a matte maroon shade.
  3. This is a matte nude shade.
  4. This is a shimmery gold shade.
  5. This ia a shimmery peachy beige shade.
  6. This is a matte dark peach shade with a hint of gold.
  7. This is a matte orange shade.
  8. This is a shimmery copper shade on the red side.
  9. This is a shimmery dark plum shade.
  10. This is a semi-matte cranberry shade.

The only drawback for this palette is that it doesn’t come with a mirror. However, the quality and quantity of the shades makes it worth picking up if you want to explore burgundy shades!

Happy 2018 everyone. πŸŽ‰πŸΈπŸ’‹

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Eye De-Puffing Solution: Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate

23 Oct

Hi beauties!

I don’t know what it is about the fall (maybe all of the falling leaves), but the new season usually brings changes to my eyes. Most mornings in the fall, my eyes are puffier than usual and darker under the eye area.

One of my favorite solutions for this eye dilemma is the cooling formula of Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate.

In addition to moisture retaining noni fruit juice, the formula contains Kombucha (a fermented black tea blend) designed to return luster and firm the skin. These exotic ingredients make this eye cream pricey, but a little goes a long way!

Not only does this anti-aging eye cream sink into your skin without being overly rich, the Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate also softens fine lines, and inhibits damaging free radicals.

Now, this eye concentrate may not magically get rid of wrinkles. But, it definitely makes my eyes look more refreshed, brighter, and less puffy!

Tip: For even more cooling power, store this eye cream in the fridge to quickly de-puff tired eyes.

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.