Makeup and Skincare Haul/Reviews

Oops I did it again…I went shopping…

I needed a new moisturizer so I went to Sephora to buy one thing, and naturally I leave with the entire store.

First I’ll start with the moisturizer I went in for.


I finished up my Tarte moisturizer (see review here –, so I needed a new one. I did my research and I wanted to find one with a similar consistency to the Tarte one, which led me to the First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream. It’s almost like a gel to water consistency, it’s great for oily skin, and smells super yummy and summery!

While I was there I thought I better pick up a new eye cream since I dropped my Neutrogena one in the toilet while drunk…I’ve heard good things about the Ole Henriksen  Banana Bright Eye Cream so I picked that one up.

Then I decided to go crazy.


I was running low on my Maybelline Fit Me Matte Foundation and I needed a new one, one that I’ve never tried before. The Nars All Day Luminous Foundation has been on my radar for a while so I decided to pick it up. I’ve been using it for a little while now and I really do like it! The coverage is beyond full and the colour match is great (I got the colour Punjab), but it’s not the best for oily skin as I notice it starts to break apart around my nose and chin area in the middle of the day. Not the end of the world because I have other long lasting foundations, like the Estee Lauder Double Wear *which is the all time best for oily skin IMO*.

That was SUPPOSED to be it for my haul, and then Benefit Cosmetics got me with their minis. I just walked passed them and was like fuck I gotta have these LOL. I’ve never tried the Galifornia Blush or the Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter and I’ve been wanting to forever! Mini products are a good way to try something without paying full price so I couldn’t pass these up. The Galifornia Blush is a bright coral colour which is perfect for summer, and the Dandelion Twinkle is a light pink powder with reflective specs. It’s not an intense highlighter like the ABH palettes, it’s a lot more subtle and can be used all over the face just like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. I would say it’s more similar to those than a typical highlighter.

And then I was already in the shopping mood at that point so I thought why not pick up some more lip products from the drugstore. I love the Revlon Lipsticks so I picked up a few.


From Left to Right:

  • #205 Champagne on Ice
  • #668 Primrose
  • #720 Fire and Ice
  • #463 Sassy Mauve

I also picked up a Revlon Lipgloss in the shade #205 Snow Pink

That’s all the damage done for now. I’m sure I’ll be shopping again soon though LOL!



Why I Love Being a Brand Ambassador

So I know a lot of people think it’s silly to try to be an instagram influencer in this day and age when there are already SO many out there with a much larger following than I.

But I don’t like to view this as a competition, it’s more of a hobby for me as I would like to be a professional writer one day, perhaps for a beauty brand.

But what I love about all these brands reaching out to me is because A) I get discounted or FREE products from their brand and B) I make commissions for anyone that uses my codes.

Now I have to be fully honest, no one has used my codes yet and I haven’t made money, which I wasn’t expecting to right away. But what intrigues me is that it they are up and coming brands looking to make a name for themselves, just like we all are!

I’m getting really sick of the monopolization of big brands like Aritzia, Zara, Urban Outfitters etc. and so I like to show these lesser known brands some love! Especially when I get discounts 😉

The following is all the brands I endorse:

@thenakedflaw – SARAHHIRJI30
@elonnovac– Sarah20
@fitzeri.official – Sarah40
@theglacierco -Sarah22
@82ndandacorn -Sarah22

I also work with @ihaelu but no code has been set up yet!

I’m also affiliated with these websites: – Sarah22 Code – SAVE25 (Code Sarah22)

Sites like Zaful, Romwe, and Shein are good places to shop too, but they unfortunately did not need any more ambassadors at this time 😦 Probs cuz I’m just not big enough yet 😛

I highly recommend checking out some of these sites and use my codes for $$ off!