Makeup Collection – Blushes & Bronzers

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Hey guys! It’s been a while since I posted, but I thought I would continue my makeup collection series that I started a while ago. I previously posted about the products in my collection, and now we’re gonna move onto blushes and bronzers. This is my favourite part of my collection, let me know if you have any of these products too!

  1. Nars blush in ‘Orgasm’
  2. Tarte blush in ‘Exposed’
  3. Mac limited edition mineralize skinfinish in ‘Star Wonder’
  4. Benefit blush in ‘Bella Bamba’
  5. Mac blush in ‘Sunbasque’
  6. Mac blush in ‘Desert Rose’
  7. Benefit blush in ‘Coralista’
  8. Mac blush in ‘Gingerly’
  9. Guerlain Terracotta bronzing powder
  10. Benefit ’10’ bronzing and highlighting duo
  11. BareMinerals blush in ‘The Natural High’
  12. Mac mineralize skinfinish in ‘Medium Dark’ (used as bronzer)
  13. Mac blush in ‘Pink Swoon’
  14. Bare Minerals bronzer in ‘The Skinny Dip’
  15. Benefit ‘Benetint’ liquid blush
  16. Tarte blush in ‘Natural Beauty’
  17. Benefit bronzer in ‘Hoola’
  18. Benefit ‘Posie Tint’ liquid blush
  19. Mac limited edition mineralized blush in ‘Ring of Saturn’
  20. Nars blush in ‘Sin’
  21. Too faced blush (discontinued)
  22. Mac limited edition mineralized blush in ‘Stratus’

So as you can see I’m clearly addicted to blushes LOL. I need to stop myself at Sephora from buying more because I’ll never go through all of these in my lifetime!

All About Eyelash Extensions

I’ve been getting my lashes done consistently for a little over a year now, and I wanna tell you guys all about it. So first of all they look AMAZING (when done well) and I just feel so much more confident with a set of lashes. So the upside is that you wake up looking like  a VS model every morning, but they definitely do have their downsides.

For instance, they’re kinda annoying af. Like you are very limited in what you can do in just your everyday life just like washing your face, itching your eyes, and you can’t use any oil based skincare products because the oils loosen up the glue and it makes them fall out faster. Not to mention when they start to fall out, you kinda look like a crazy person if you don’t refill fast enough. So I try to go about every 4-6 weeks depending on how long they look good for.

I’ll insert some photos of my lashes at their peak LOL.

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I go to Natural Scents Medical Spa near Yonge and Sheppard because they do amazing work and their prices cannot be beat! I paid 70$ plus tax for a full volume set. Like these prices are unheard of and you should totally check them out at http://naturalscentsspa.ca/

Chow for now 🙂

Dr Jart Tiger Grass – Is it Worth it?

So I have tried both the Tiger Grass Serum and the cream, and let me tell you, I was more than underwhelmed! So it was supposed to be for redness (which I have a lot of) and I used up both products completely and I legitimately did not see a difference! I figured with the products being green and all, they would mask redness on the day-to-day, but that didn’t really happen. I tried the serum first, and although I liked the applicator (the little button at the top) I went through it so quick! And for 60 some dollars I don’t think it’s really worth it.

So then my dumbass thought well if the serum didn’t work then maybe the cream will! It smells really good and I like the packaging and how it looks all medicine like. But the cream was suuuuper thick and not really for my skin type. I would put it on and I would sweat from my upper lip (is that weird idk), and then within the hour my skin would feel oily again. AND THE REDNESS WAS STILL THERE!

So goodbye Dr. Jart, I tried and you failed. Hopefully other people get enjoyment out of this product.

At Home Professional Nails?

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A while back I had what I thought at the time was a brilliant idea. Why am I spending so much money on my nails every 3 weeks, I should just learn to do it myself! I used to get Acrylic nails done before I switched to dip powder so I initially bought an at home acrylic kit from Amazon. I got the Coceslia starter pack which includes Acyrlic liquid, 3 colours of powder, a small bowl to hold the liquid and a brush. I’m sure many of you have has acrylic nails at least once in your life so you know the process goes. There’s a liquid that you dip into the acrylic powder and it forms a gel like consistency that you shape onto your nail. So I tried doing this myself, and IT’S MUTHAFUCKIN HARD. Like my technique was shit and so they ended up being really bumpy. I had to spend like 3 hours filing them down until the point where they looked sort of normal. I’ll insert some pics of the set and how my nails turned out (not that bad actually, just the process was a bitch).

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So I gave up on at home acrylic because it was just too hard and time consuming. So I thought dip powder nails might be easier! I bought the Kiara Sky line. It was easier because you realistically just put on a clear coat and dip your nail into the powder and repeat a few times. But I was a little disappointed that the nails popped off just within a few days! I’m sure it’s all because I have shitty techniques and don’t have the patience to learn. So for now I’ll be sticking to the salon LOL 😉

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Sephora Masks – Are they worth it?

Like I said in a previous post, I’m a person who likes instant gratification when I use a product (patience is a virtue Sar I know…) But I used both the green clay mask (for extracting the gunk out of your face) and the pink clay mask for its brightening properties. My mom got us the little packages in our stocking for Christmas, and so I’ve had the chance to try them out a few times. And I just don’t see that much of a difference after I use them! The pink one was a little better, I did notice my skin to be a little more luminous. But I definitely don’t think this will be a repurchase. And not to mention, the smell is rather off putting. Like it doesn’t smell bad at all it’s just not for me. Smells are important to me people!!!

The BEST Moisturizer for Oily Skin

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I finally found my holy grail moisturizer. It keeps my oil at bay and it keeps my skin so freaking smooth. Here is the description on the Sephora website:

“What it is:
A daily, vegan gel moisturizer that soothes and refreshes parched skin with electrolyte-packed hydration.

Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Loss of firmness and elasticity

If you want to know more…
– Vegan and hypoallergenic daily gel moisturizer
– Cools and quenches skin
– Quickly absorbs with no greasy feel
– Hyaluronic acid and electrolyte-balancing sea salts hydrate skin
– Antioxidant-rich algae fights free radicals and plumps the look of fine lines ”

I can’t really comment on the fine lines and wrinkles aspect of it, but I feel like my skin is brighter and I just love the feel of it on the face. It sinks in within 2 minutes and then you can’t even feel it. It’s like a miracle!

I read reviews from other people and although it says it suitable for all skin types, the dryer skincare lovers said that it wasn’t hydrating enough, so keep that in mind.

Oily skin gals I may have just saved your life! ( a lil dramatic but ok. lol)

At Home Laser Hair Removal?

This is a particular routine that I have a love hate relationship with. I love it in that it works WONDERS, and I hate it because it hurts like a mother fucking bitch!! This post is about laser hair removal. But not just any laser hair removalI’m talking about AT HOME removal. I bought this device from the brand Tria from Sephora a while back (although I don’t think they sell it anymore, but you can still purchase it from the Tria website). They have two device options, one is around $515 and one is smaller that costs about $345. The only difference is that the more expensive one can go up to higher levels (making it more effective), but it’s so painful I can barely get past the 3rd level anyway! I’ve been using this for a while now, and let me tell you something, IT WORKS! I can’t exactly show you before and after pictures because it’s in an area I would rather not show the internet, but feel free to use your imagination LOL. Since it proved to work in that area, I am going to start tackling the rest of me!

If any of you have experienced professional laser with the the huge machines, girl I say save your money because it works just the same (and just as painful). Just don’t forget your numbing cream and life should be okay LOL!

A Collection of Mini Reviews

About a month ago I bought myself some new skincare goodies, and after a while of using them, I think it’s about time for some reviews!
I purchased the Peter Thompson Roth Mask Frenzy which includes 6 different mini masks. I already reviewed one in a separate post (go check it out if you haven’t read it!) but I think it will get too repetitive if I create a separate post for each one. So here it is, a collection of mini reviews…
The first one I’ll start off with is the “24K Gold Mask”. This is targeted as an anti-aging mask, and at 22 I don’t think this is really for my skin type, but there’s just something so glam about putting gold on my face so I was pumped to try it out. It looks so pretty in the tub and even more pretty on the face! I felt like a glowing Greek goddess when I had it on. I honesty can’t comment about the anti-aging results, because well, my skin just hasn’t aged that much! So I probably wouldn’t repurchase this just because it’s not catered to my skin type at this point in my life. But I will for sure finish it just because of how pretty it looks!
The next one I want to talk about is the “Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask”. When I opened this it wasn’t really what I was expecting. It was more of a jelly-like texture rather than a clay like I had predicted. It claims to be purifying, detoxing and meant to draw out impurities but I’m not sure if I really saw that! With clay masks, I can actually see the dirt and oil being extracted as it dries, and I didn’t get that result with the jelly like texture. I’m a person who likes instant gratification, I like to see the results right away, and my skin didn’t really look any smoother or different after using this! I would opt for clay based formula for any black masks in the future.
The next one I absolutely LOVE. It’s the “Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask”. WOW what a mouthful. This is meant to nourish and help smooth out the skin to keep it looking younger. Again, this is meant for anti-aging so you would think I wouldn’t see a lot of benefits, but my skin was SO smooth after using this. My boyfriend even used it and he couldn’t stop touching his face after. The texture is strange, it’s like a putty like texture, so you just scoop a tiny bit out and spread it over the face. It’s pretty intense in that you should only keep it on your face for 3 minutes, but it’s so cool because after the wait you use cold water to massage it in, but as you do this, it starts to feel HOT on the face. It’s the weirdest sensation but it’s awesome because it really makes me think that it’s doing something. I take the rest off with a small face towel and my skin is as smooth as a baby’s butt afterwards LOL.
The next two I’m going to lump together because they are very similar. The first is the “Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator”. What is it with PTR and these long ass names :P. This is just meant to be extremely soothing and hydrating. The 2nd one is called “Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask” which is targeting fine lines and wrinkles with brightening benefits. They both have the same clear jelly like texture and both feel super hydrating. However, I have super oily skin and hydration isn’t one of my main focus when looking for a skincare product. Both feel nice and are good for the odd time my skin is feeling parched, but they aren’t really meant for my skin type so I’m not sure if these would be a repurchase!
And finally, we have the Glow Recipe “Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask”. I bought this on a whim. It was in the small goodies section when you’re in the line at Sephora, and I feel like everyone and their mother were talking about this product so I just gave in and quickly grabbed it. But now I’m kind of wishing I hadn’t! It’s a cute product, it’s pink and smells like a jolly rancher, it should be right up my alley. However, I have the same problem with this as the two masks above, it’s a hydrating product and not really for my skin type! Like I said before I’m a person who loves instant gratification, and I’ve used this product nighty for a while and I don’t really see a difference! It would be great for someone with really dry and flaky skin.
So all in all I would say my recent skincare haul was semi successful LOL. I loved about half the things I bought and just felt okay about the others. But I love a good face mask either way so I’m sure all of these will get used up eventually!

Peter Thompson Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – A Review

So I recently bought the Peter Thompson Roth Mask Frenzy, and I thought it would be too long of a post to review all 6 in one. So I decided to separate them and post each over time. The first one I’m starting with is the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask.

This is what the Sephora website claims it does:

What it is:
A powerful, triple-action exfoliator that uses aluminum oxide crystals, pumpkin enzymes, and an alpha hydroxy acid to reveal smooth, radiant skin.

Solutions for:
– Dullness and uneven texture
– uneven skin tone
– Pores

If you want to know more…
This powerful, triple-action, manual, chemical, and enzymatic exfoliating treatment addresses a dull, aging, and congested complexion in three ways: it exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, reveals with alpha hydroxy acid, and polishes with aluminum oxide crystals. It also helps even the appearance of skin tone, smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and clarify to reveal skin that looks smoother, younger, radiant, and revitalized.”

And let me tell you, it does just that! When I first put it on my face felt like it was burning off just because it was sloughing away all the dead skin cells. But that feeling went away pretty quickly.

It’s a gritty consistency, like an exfoliator, so when you wash it off you get some good exfoliation in there. Plus it smells amazing, like fall in a mask LOL.

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It goes on pretty thin, it’s not like it’s a clay mask where you can see a thick layer of stuff on your face. Here’s a shot of what it looks like on the face.

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And when I washed it off, my skin was absolutely GLOWING (and super smooth).  I think my skin looks radiant here. I love love love this mask! As for helping with hyperpigmentation and uneven skin, I can’t really comment on that because I haven’t used it enough times. But only time will tell! I’ll be sure to keep you all updated.