Review & Swatch: Zoya - Barefoot (Summer 2019)*

The warmer weather is here, and so are the shorts, the t-shirts and the sandals. Wearing sandals means having an extra set of nails to show off some gorgeous colors, and well if you like either neutrals, bolds or berries and reds - I think the Summer 2019 Barefoot Collection is perfect for you. There is literally a shade for everyone! 

If you are a follower of my blog, you will know by now that Zoya makes some of my favorite nail polishes, their formulations are A+ and I am such a big fan - you can see my past posts here.

This collection has 12 polishes total and has a range of creams, satin shimmer finishes as well as glitters and a chunky glitter top coat. All swatches below are done with two coats but please note that most of their cream finishes can pass with one coat.

From Left to Right:
1. Joey - warm light pastel pink (cream) 
2. Tessa - a salmon pink tone with micro gold and coral shimmers 
3. Keira - champagne sandy taupe shade with fine copper shimmer 
4. Marcy - bright hot red coral shimmer
5. Liza - a deep rich red (cream)
6. Robbie - raspberry pink with golden flecks inside - one coat is a bit sheer like a jelly donut finish, two makes it fully opaque. 

From Left to Right:
7. Dacey - hot pink (cream) 
8. Rie - grape purple (cream)
9. Walker - deep ocean blue (cream)
10. Eleni -  seafoam pastel baby blue (cream)
11. Bee -  pastel yellow (cream)
12. Dallas - clear polish with silver and white glitter, with larger white hexagon-shaped glitter

Which shades are your favorite? Mine has to be Eleni, Dacey, Bee and Keira. 

Until next time, XO -M.

*products were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.


And L'Oreal does it again! They have created a new collection of mini palettes, there are 6 palettes total, and wow am I impressed! I was fortunate enough to be sent four of them to try and test out for you guys! If you're interested in looking at the rest of the colors in the La Petite Palette collection, then click here

These palettes are small, compact and ultra portable to pack in your make-up bag to take on the go with you. They are very soft and creamy, especially the satin metallic formulations. They are said to last for 12 hours (which I cannot attest to because I usually just keep my makeup on for about 8 hours, which I must say it did last that long!). They contain 4 everyday shades in one palette that work together for a cohesive look and one statement color for when you want to add a pop of color to your look. 

 I have all four palettes for you swatched below on my arm - one swipe, no primer so you can get the effect of how it looks. 

Below, I used the "Stylist" Palette to create the look for you, as you can see the blue makes for a beautiful pop of color on the lids and this was created without any base or primer. I am honestly loving how the drugstore is totally upping their game in terms of formulations and color pay-off.

One thing to note is just how beginner friendly these palettes are with how they are laid out, in terms of color coordination and how it is presented to the consumer, there would be no way to mess up or stress that the colors don't work well together! This is a definite recommend for purchase and especially at a drugstore price point of around $12 cad each. 

Which palette above is your favorite? I would love to hear from you!

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

Tutorial: The Importance of Brows to Complete Your Makeup Look*

When I was younger, I could get away with not having to do my brows and still looked put together, however as the years go by and I lose that density in my brows, I have come to learn that the brows really do frame the face. In the picture below, on the left you can see my brows... bare, naked with nothing on it. I do have a full face of makeup on (minus lipstick), but you can see that it just looks thin, sparse and uneven. On the right, I filled my brows in with the Benefit Cosmetics - Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 4.5 to help fill in the thin parts on my brow and to just finish up the face. 

The reason I go for the Goof Proof Brow Pencil is because it has a triangle applicator pencil - you can use the tip to create fine lines (as you can see in the swatch photo below), or you can use it flat to just fill out the larger areas. The formulation of the pencil is stiff, yet it evenly dispenses product and helps to give off a realistic look to the brows. 

Benefit Cosmetics truly are the brow guru's! If you are looking for something to help your brows look more put together, you will for sure find something that will suit you from Benefit. They have powders, pomade/gel's, thin pencils and the one I'm using now. So yes, definitely something for everyone's comfort zone 

Also, To help highlight the brow bone, I used the Luminous Brow Highlighting Pencil right below the arch on the brow bone. As you can see, it helps to highlight that area for a more lifted look. I run the pencil right in that area and just blend it out with my finger. 

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

Review: Marc Anthony - Dream Big Volume Collection*

If you are looking to get some major volume in your hair, then the Dream Big Volume collection from Marc Anthony True Professionals is for you. If you have been a follower of my blog, you will know that I have always had thin hair, and being postpartum and suffering hair loss while already having thin hair to begin with, you can imagine my dilemma. 

When I was sent this collection recently, I immediately incorporated it into my shower routine. I have used this enough times to be able to give a fair review I believe, so if you're interested in reading my thoughts then keep on reading below!

Review and Swatch: OPI - Always Bare For You Collection (Spring 2019)*

This Spring, OPI brings to us a beautiful collection called Always Bare For You, which features six sheer, soft and neutral shades perfect for the upcoming wedding season, and well of course also catered to those of you who love a more natural look to your nails. 

This collection is meant to have a sheer romantic look to the nails, so I did not layer the polish to make it opaque, it would defeat the purpose of the collection. Instead, I stuck to my typical two layers and let the polish speak for itself. 

Baby, Take a Vow - a true sheer baby pink.
Throw Me A Kiss - light pink base with an iridescent glitter finish. 
Bare My Soul - a sheer tan neutral with a hint of pink finish.
Engage-meant to Be - sheer light grey
Chiffon-d of You - a metallic baby pink finish
Ring Bare-er - sheer sage green

While some of you may think, oh sheer polish, why? honestly when applied it looks beautiful. Engage-meant to Be is quickly becoming one of my favorites, it's just so unique I've never seen anything like it, same with Ring Bare-er. The other day I wore Bare My Soul at the office, and received a few compliments as well. Remember, with shades like Bare My Soul and Baby, Take a Vow - you can easily use them as a base, one coat, for a french manicure as well if you like!

Which shade is your favorite? 

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

Giveaway: Earth Day Live Clean Prize Pack*

Happy Earth Day everyone! I am so happy to bring to you another amazing giveaway from Live Clean Canada! For those of you who are followers of my blog, will already know that I am a huge fan of their products and my entire family, including my son has been using their products since birth! 

This time, to honour Earth Day, they are offering TWO of my followers the opportunity to win the "Original Six" prize pack. These are the products that started off Live Clean and remain as favorites to this day. The prize pack includes:

This collection is aimed to gently cleanse and restore moisture to the hair. It contains Vitamin E, Panthenol and certified organic botanicals of Rosemary and Chamomile to give your hair a healthy vibrant feel.

This duo stimulates your scalp with the shampoo and then hydrates and nourishes with the conditioner. It helps tame any flyaways or frizz that you may have (for me it's those pesky baby curls I still have that go in every direction). This formula contains certified organic Lavender and Eucalyptus (my favorite!).

Lastly, this duo helps to cleanse the hair and add volume and strength (which is what I need with my postpartum hair). It also hydrates the hair and doesn't feel heavy. It contains a blend of emollients and moisturizers to strengthen and add shine, and oat proteins help to build body and volume for fuller hair.

As always, their products are: Plant derived * With Certified Organic Botanicals * SLS Free * Petrolatum Free * DEA Free * Paraben Free * Silicone Free * Phthalate Free * Phosphate Free * Dye Free * Pure Vegan * Never Tested on Animals * Package Recyclable * Contains Biodegradable Ingredients * Hypoallergenic * Dermatologist Tested

1. Please do not follow just to unfollow, it's unkind and dishonest! I will be checking if you have followed both accounts when the winner is selected.
2. Giveaway is open to Canadian Residents Only!
3. Winners have 48 hours to respond to my notification e-mail, failure to do so will result in me selecting a new winner (this is to just keep the ball rolling and not hold-up the process)
4. Prize pack is not mailed out by me, but I will be facilitating with the process with the winner.

Good luck everyone!

Until next time, XO - M.

*prizepack is provided by Live Clean Canada

Review: Scentuals Natural and Organic Skincare Review*

I was recently graciously sent the above products from Scentuals to try out, they are a brand that produces Natural and Organic Skincare products, and it is my first time trying out their products. If you're interested in knowing my thoughts, and which products I would recommend then keep on reading below! I have included descriptions of the products directly from their site for your convenience!

Review: Live Clean Natural Deodorants*

Live Clean is honestly on a roll the past few months, launching their foaming hand washes, then foaming body washes and now deodorants! This is so exciting as I feel like this was much needed in their range of body products. I have very sensitive armpits, I've written about this on my blog before, and using generic brands irritate and causes rashes (so attractive, I know). I am currently using LaVanilla Sport Luxe Deodorant which works amazingly, but hey it has quite a hefty price tag. I was very interested in trying these out the minute I got it, so if you're interested in seeing what I think, then keep on reading below!

They have launched four different scents - from left to right in the photo above, you have Fragrance Free, Sparkling Citrus, Cool and Fresh and Powder Clean. These are made with 99% naturally derived ingredients and is said to provide you with freshness, comfort, leaving behind no white residue and providing odour control. 

The formula contains baking soda, corn starch, soothing aloe and vitamin E. Certified organic parsley, rosemary and sage will also leave your underarms conditioned and fresh all day. 

Lastly, the most important part, which I believe is essential into making sure that irritation does not occur (especially in circumstances like mine), is that this deodorant does not contain aluminum, propylene glycol and triclosan. It does not contain parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, phosphate or silicone. It also does not contain artificial dyes or colors. 

These are available for purchase at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws and retails for approximately $6.99 - $7.99 each.

My personal favorite is the Sparkling Citrus - Fragrance Free wouldn't work for me as I do need some scent as back-up to feel fresh and clean. So far, I have not experienced any irritation, I don't sweat alot so it is doing the job for me and I am quite pleased that I now have a more affordable option for purchase at the drugstore. 

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for review/consideration. All opinions are my own.

Review, Swatch & Tutorial: Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Collection*

Physicians Formula is a brand that has recently added quite a few things to their skincare and makeup collection - I thought that I would focus just on the makeup portion here and bring to you some swatches from their Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette , the bronzers, blushes and lastly the lip creams - all of these items can be found in their Murumuru Collection page. 

I am so happy that they have decided to expand the range of bronzer shades - it comes in 8 shades now, and you can use these as bronzers or contour powders. They smell faintly of coconuts and as the name suggests, it is like butter on the skin. You only have to gently tap your brush in the pan and it delivers an even sweep of sunlit glow on ur face. This will last you a long time for sure!

The blushes, come in 7 shades total and applies just like the bronzer above and contains the same faint coconut scent. You need to just gently tap your brush in the pan, and it gives you an almost ethereal glow of flushed colors to the cheeks. It looks shimmery on the swatch, but when applied to the face, it just adds dimension to your cheeks, doesn't leave you looking flat and makes you look like you have a healthy glow.

Left: the Tropical Days MuruMuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette comes in two different color variations - this one is called Tropical Days, and the other one is called Sultry Nights (which has more earthy, smokey tones). It contains 12 shades with a mix of mattes, shimmers and swatches just as beautifully on the hand and blends on the lids like a dream. They can be used wet or dry (even though I found the shimmers fine without being wet). 

Right: Murumuru Butter Lip Cream contains SPF15, which is a great two in one product, it applies like a smooth balm like texture, it is weightless and has a slick to it, and the pigmentation is beautiful and opaque. It contains lots of hydrating properties to leave your lips soft, moisturized and supple. It also comes in 10 shades, so you will find something that will suit you.

I used the palette above to create a natural daytime look (that can be paired with the nude lip) and showed how easily it is to just create a more dramatic look as well.

I highly recommend these products, you really need to grab one or two considering they're available at the drugstore! 

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent for consideration, all opinions are my own.

Review: Belif - Pore Cleaner Skincare Collection*

Did you hear the news? Belif is now sold at Sephora! This is so exciting ~ and with that, Sephora is carrying exclusive items from Belif that you can't find elsewhere. I was recently lucky enough to be sent the Pore Cleaner collection (above) and if you're interested in learning more about it, then keep on reading below!

From left to right, we have: 
Pore Cleaner Foam Cleanser ($25cad) ~ as the name suggests, this is a foaming cleanser that has a very light whipped consistency. It is said to help balance the skin's pH levels while helping you remove dirt and makeup. Ingredients consist of dandelion root extract, known for its soothing properties, and rosehip, apple mint and eucalyptus to help control sebum production on the skin without irritating it during the cleansing process.

Pore Cleaner Bubble Foam ($45cad) ~ this is my favorite product of the three, it comes in a push top bottle that dispenses gel initially and it slowly bubbles to a foam and you feel it subtly bubbling on your face (nothing too crazy) but it feels like it's actually lifting the dirt from your face. It contains the same rosehip, apple mint and eucalyptus ingredients from the Foam Cleanser above. In addition, it contains moringa oil extract known for its detox properties. 

Pore Cleaner Moisturizer ($40cad) - this is a light weight watery gel moisturizer that is an all in one product. It combines toner and essence with the moisturizer and helps to reduce pores and sebum production. It contains dandelion root extract, rosehip, apple mint and eucalyptus (like the Foam Cleanser). This sinks into the skin really quickly and can be used both day and night without feeling heavy or affecting your makeup application. 

Belif is a brand of skincare that I have been using for quite a while now, if you're interested in reading past posts, you can find them here. I highly suggest that you try their products out because I'd love to know what you think!

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

Review, Swatch and Tutorial: Wet n Wild - Rebel Rose Collection*

Wet n Wild brings to you the limited edition Rebel Rose Collection, which can either be bought in its entirety in a makeup or skincare set, or in individual pieces. 

Rebel Rose Photo Focus Rose Toner - this toner which contains Rose Water, is alcohol-free and helps with hydrating your skin, it has a very subtle rose scent and can be used either as part of your skincare routine, or even to be used before makeup application, to set your face or to refresh it during the day whenever you want a pick me up. 

Rebel Rose Photo Focus Rose Primer Serum - This serum is water based, and contains botanical extracts of cucumber and goji berry to help pack on the moisture to the skin. This would be a great all season product as it will not add to the grease factor of the skin and would just provide some hydration and plump up your skin (which is something you would need all year long!).

Left: Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Lip Scrub / Right: Tint of Corruption Lip Balm and Rose in Peace Creme Blush - these two products adjust to your own customized shade of Berry Pink according to your pH levels.

The Lip Balm honestly surprised me and I would have to say is my favorite lip product (after that are the glosses from this collection). It is almost jelly like and watery in texture and is so moisturizing and just glides on effortlessly on the lips. It leaves behind a pink-ish tint after it adjusts to your custom shade of pink that looks very natural on your complexion, It contains a blend of Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Virgin Passion Fruit Seed Oil and Argan Oil to moisturize and nourish the lips. 

The Creme Blush is beautiful, you can use a finger to dab and blend on the cheek or you can use a stippling brush to apply it on the cheeks. It is creamy, feels comfortable on the cheeks and also contains a blend of Murumuru Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Virgin Passion Fruit and Argan Oil to keep your cheeks hydrated. It stays put on the cheeks and does not run or fade through the day.

Lipsticks - From top to bottom we have: Bad Romance and Petal Poison which are glosses. They call them the hi-shine lipstick, it is the first time I've tried this formulation and I love it! It's shiny, it doesn't bleed out of the lip and has a beautiful color payoff. It is creamy and feels like cushion on the lips and contains a blend of vitamins, plant-based oils and butters like Vitamin E and Murumuru Seed Butter for moisture. I have actually been seeing the ingredient murumuru more recently, in skincare as well!

Kiss of Death and Deviant Damsel (which are liquid lipsticks). The liquid lipsticks are honestly probably one of my favorite drugstore formulations, it has great staying power, doesn't feel dry on the lips and has great opacity - one swipe! It contains Vitamin E and Macadamia Derivatives to help moisturize the lips. 

Everything in this collection is rose themed - from their Rose Multi-Use Oil with real rose petals suspended within, to their ever so soft and fluffy brushes.

The Multi-Use Oil, is really as what the name suggests - you can use it for the face, body, hair and nails and is not greasy and thick. It feels almost like water in texture but has a very subtle rose scent to it that does not smell overly perfumed or artificial (something I really appreciate).  It contains Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil and Argan Oil for hydration and absorbs very quickly on the skin.

As for the eyshadow quads below, their shimmers are beautiful, pigmented - as are their mattes. Initially, the mattes felt a bit dry when I was finger swatching the,, but when applied to the lids it blended out effortlessly and had great color payoff. For being a drugstore product and with such an affordable pricepoint, there really are zero complaints. I took each quad and created a different look with it - a smokey look with the Bed of Roses Quad, an edgey more modern one with House of Thorns Quad and an everyday natural look with the Secret Garden Rendezvous. Quad. Which one is your favorite?

Out of the whole collection, I would suggest that your must haves are the Lip Balm, Cheek Brush, Multi-Use Oil, the Glosses and at least one of the shadow palettes. I know it seems like alot that I'm selecting but really, the prices and the product itself speaks volumes! 

Which product are you most interested in? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

Review, Swatch & Tutorial: Mary Kay - Spring 2019 Collection*

This Spring, Mary Kay brings to you a whole variety of brand new make-up items to help with complexion and also to highlight the lips with either some nudes or bolder options like the lip tints! I have these items swatched for you below as well as using some items from the Spring 2019 collection to create an effortless and easy glam look for you all to see!

The Lip Tints ($21 each) come in 3 bold colors that apply like a dream with the fine marker tip. They last all day which is great so make sure you use precision when applying it. Even though it fades through the day, it leaves behind a tint (as you can see in the below arm swatch). They feel weightless on the lips, like water when you first apply it. You can always put a balm on first if you want a subtle sheen.

Moving onto complexion, we have the highlighting drops that retail for $25 each and come in a glass container and drop applicator. Make sure you shake the bottle very well before pushing down on the dropper to get the product to ensure that you get product (it does collect on the bottom of the bottle). This product is super pigmented and is blendable to either a sheer finish (as you can see below) or can be builded to give a blinding highlight. You can mix this in with your foundation which is one of my favorite ways or wearing it for the summer, mix it with your body lotion and applied to the shoulders, arms and legs/chest area, use it as an eyeshadow or obviously blotting it on the cheek/brow bones and wherever else you want to add some glow and highlight to. This product is so multipurpose so think outside the box when you use it. Being a liquid product too, you don't have to worry about it looking cakey or too powdery, so it actually works well on mature skin as well.

Next on the complexion product list, we have contour, highlight and colour correcting sticks (each retailing $17). These sticks are very impressive in my opinion as they glide onto the skin like butter, you barely have to put any pressure on it, and it delivers an even distribution of color onto the skin, as you can see in my video. The below arm swatches are also done with only one swipe. I would recommend that you do work fast after applying this onto the skin so that they buff out and not leave behind any harsh lines, it just makes things alot easier for yourself. I prefer using a synthetic brush to do so and I have no problems with it at all. 

Below you will find a tutorial of my effortless glam look using all items from Mary Kay Cosmetics. I have also labelled them within the video and included still images of the look close up! 

Overall, I do have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with this collection from Mary Kay. I have always been a fan about them and have written about them countless times before on the blog. It's hard to put my finger on what exactly is my favorite but I do think that you definitely cannot go wrong picking up one of the lip tints, highlighting drops and a contour stick! The contour stick really honestly impressed me with how effortlessly it blended out to look like second skin on my face.

Until next time, XO - M.

*SPONSORED POST & VIDEO (all products were sent to me for review, all opinions are my own.) 

Review: My Current Favorite Hand-Creams*

While we are getting glimpses of warmer weather here in Toronto, Winter isn't quite over yet! I know because well, it's still cold plus my hands are still suffering the effects of the weather with the occasional eczema flare-up. It takes me a while to find some hand creams that do not irritate me, so I had to share my findings with you now that I have narrowed it down to my top 5. 

Why 5 you say? well, each one is different - in terms of scent and availability. Honorable mention does go to the Fresh - Seaberry Nourishing Hand Cream that I have been using every winter for the last 2-3 years, that stuff is amazing! But hey, I need to try something new right?

I will review the products from left to right in the above image, so if you're interested in learning more, then keep on reading below!

Review & Giveaway - Live Clean: Foaming Body Washes*

Live Clean is a brand that I've been using and reviewing here on the blog for a while, for my previous posts, click here to read all about it. They have recently launched a brand new line of body care products, following their past launch of foaming hand washes, they now have foaming body washes in three different varieties - Moringa and Matcha Butter, Shea and Muru Muru Butter and Mango and Aloe Butter. 

My favorite of the three is Moringa and Matcha Butter, if you're a fan of their Mineral Clay hair products and the scent, you will love this one. It's light, refreshing and honestly if they could do it in a room spray I would be so happy! Shea and Muru Muru smells very warm and exactly as you would think of how Shea would smell like. Mango and Aloe Butter is actually unscented, so if you are expecting some juicy mango deliciousness like I was, then you might need to choose another one (sorry!). It is however filled with other goodness like calming Oat Kernal Oil and is also aimed at those with sensitive skin.

The foam is gentle, like a cloud and works well to cleanse the skin while leaving it hydrated - it does not feel stripped at all. I usually use 2-3 pumps and it is enough to lather my whole body.

As always their products are plant derived with certified organic botanicals, is never tested on animals, vegan, and is free of SLS, Paraben, Petrolatum, Silicone, Phthalate, Phosphate and Dye. They are also Hopoallergenic and Dermatologist Tested. 

Now for the fun part - the giveaway! You have a chance to win a bottle of each of the three foaming body washes, and to enter you just have to follow the rules below! 

1. Please do not follow just to unfollow, it's unkind and dishonest! I will be checking if you have followed the account(s) when the winner is selected. 
2. Giveaway is open to Canadian Residents Only! 
3. Winners have 48 hours to respond to my notification e-mail, failure to do so will result in me selecting a new winner (this is to just keep the ball rolling and not hold-up the process)
4. Prize pack is not mailed out by me, but I will be facilitating with the process with the winner.


Until Next Time, XO - M

*Products and Giveaway are provided by LiveClean - all opinions are my own.

Review & Swatch: AVON - Crave Lip Gloss*

 AVON recently launched CRAVE, a collection of delectable lipglosses. They are infused with moisturizing Vitamin E and leaves behind a sheer, lightweight, not sticky yet shiny finish to the lips. Each tube is 9ml, and retail for $8 each (though I see on their website it is currently $4.99 - of course, the prices are subject to change).

I was graciously sent 8 of the glosses on the site, I see that there is another 4 shades on their site totalling their collection to 12 shades total. The other scents/flavors are: Chocolate Brownie, Minted Apple, Pumpkin Latte and Salted Caramel. I must say the one I'm most excited about is Minted Apple so if I have the chance, I will definitely have to pick that up! 

Out of the ones I was sent me below, my favorites are Honey Tea, Cucumber Spritzer and Birthday Cake - all of these really smell like their names which is pretty incredible! I really appreciate that these are not sticky and feel light on the lips - these are sheer but with the darker colors you can see that they do offer a nice wash of color to the lips, especially when layered.

Which one speaks to you most! I'd love to hear from you.

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for review/consideration, all opinions are my own.

Review, Swatch & Tutorial: Lancome - Le Monochromatique*

Lancome has launched Le Monochromatique, a unique cream to powder product that is multi-purpose. It can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips and feels like a soft cushiony mousse like texture that blends beautifully onto the skin and dries to a powder finish. These products are also buildable and looks so beautiful on the skin - no matter how you layer it, it never looks thick and powdery or cakey. 

These products are said to be: Fragrance-Free, Oil-Free, Lightweight feel on the skin (as confirmed above), Contains Vitamin E,  has a soft matte finish and is suitable for all skin types. There are10 shades total and retails for $30 cad.

I like to use Magique on the inner corner or the middle of the lips to give it a subtle highlight and volume to the lips. Eclat is beautiful as an eyeshadow or highlight. Mademoiselle and A La Mode are so buttery smooth and leaves a beautiful wash of color to the lids. Petit Bisou and Si'l Vous Plait work as great blushes or patted on the lip and also can be used on the eyes, which I did as a crease color in one of the looks I created.

The swatches pictured here are all done with one swipe and no primer - you can see how truly beautiful they are!
Look #1: Day-Time Subtle Glam
Inner Half of Lid: Eclat
Outer V: Mademoiselle
Crease: A La Mode
Inner Corner: Magique
Lower Lash Line: Mademoiselle and A La Mode

Look #2: Smokey Pink and Brown Eye
Crease: S'il Vous Plait
All over the Lid: A La Mode
Lower Lash Line: A La Mode and buffed out with Petit Bisou
Lip: Petit Bisou

Review: PIXI Beauty - Rose-Infused Skintreats Collection*

PIXI Beauty has honestly outdone themselves and sent over this beautiful travel-bag filled with all of their rose-infused skincare items for me to try out. Not only were they so generous in doing so, they even went as far as to customizing the travel bag with my name on the inside - I really do love it when companies take the time to add these personal touches. I have had the opportunity to try some items out below, not all of it, but I will be providing my thoughts on what I have tested out, so if keep on reading below if you want to learn more about these items.

Review: Newness from First Aid Beauty (2019)*

First Aid Beauty, is a brand that I have been using on and off for the past few years, I have reviewed their products before here on the blog and if you're interested in reading about it, then click the link here. One of my favorite products from them is their Radiance Pads and the Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration. The Radiance Pads are great at clearing up my skin whenever it is acting up - like if I see some bumps, or if I'm breaking out, I will see this calm it and smooth things out. It is a liquid exfoliant that clarifies the skin and also brightens it. The Ultra Repair Cream has been my saviour in the colder months when my eczema is flaring up. It isn't thick, it feels weightless and hydrates my hands and doesn't irritate it. I keep a tube in my purse as well as my washroom and nightstand because I go through this stuff QUICK!

When I had the opportunity to try out some new items from FAB, I was very excited to see if I would like them as much as the two mentioned above. I was sent four things total to try, so if you're interested in reading my thoughts on them - then keep on reading below.