Review: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer

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When Rihanna comes out with a makeup line, you know it’s going to be epic in every way possible. This is the first ever makeup line that I’ve bought right on release day and I can’t say I’m disappointed at all. When I read about this primer, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!

What is it: This particular product is a priming base that smooths your skin for perfect foundation application. It’s shine stopping, pore-diffusing and moisturizing. And as you can tell by the title, it’s supposed to give you an instant retouch effect that helps your makeup stay on longer.

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The Good: I’ve been using this since the day it arrived on my doorstep and I can definitely say it’s become one of my favourite go-to primers. One of the main reasons why I’m loving this, especially with the seasons changing, is the fact that it’s super moisturizing without being greasy or leaving any sort of residue on your face. The texture is very similar to Clinique’s Dramatically moisturizing gel and we all know how much I love that. It seeps on to your skin right away! Another HUGE plus point for this primer is that it leaves no sort of “white” cast on your face. I mean when Rihanna said she wanted to create an all-inclusive beauty range, she was not kidding. This will work for practically any skin tone. As for the priming aspect of it, my foundation (no matter which one I used) glided on perfectly. My pores weren’t as visible and it just felt really good on my face (lol). Also, my makeup stayed put throughout the whole day!

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The Bad: OKAY. I hate to say this but WHY IS THIS IN A GLASS BOTTLE? That is literally the only negative part about this product. I am a natural-born klutz so I already know that when I’ll travel with this, I’m going to crack the bottle or something. But other than that, this is the perfect primer. Yes. You read that right. Perfect. Primer.

Overall Rating: 9.5/10 ($40 CDN at Sephora)

 

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Review: NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment (02), Ruffle Trim (04), & Exotic (12)

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NYX is slowly starting to become my go-to brand for my everyday makeup looks. Not only is the brand ridiculously affordable, it also offers a diverse range of products, colours and finishes (which is a plus point for every makeup junkie). When I went into the store and swatched some of the colours from the NYX Lip Lingerie line I was stunned at the quality of product for its price! To me, this range of lippies are all nude shades that can suit any and every skintone (woohoo!).

What is it: NYX’s Lip Lingerie line are a range of matte liquid lipsticks that have incredible colour pay off while moisturizing your lips. It’s long-lasting and the shades range from super light nudes to super dark nudes. I picked up three shades called Exotic, Embellishment and Ruffle Trim. Although, I wanted to pick up more…I realized that these three shades were super unique compared to what I had already owned. Exotic is a pretty flesh-tone pink nude. Embellishment is a purpley mauve and Ruffle Trim is a light dusty rose (so pretty). The packaging is cute and pretty average as well as the applicator is a flatter blush.

(From Top to Bottom: Ruffle Trip, Embellishment, Exotic)

The Good: OH. EM. G. I am in love. And I know if you’re an avid reader of this blog (thank you!), you know that liquid lipsticks are literally my domain. I’ve tried most of them out there and every time I’m either extremely impressed or extremely disappointed. And this particular range extremely impressed me. These shades are probably my most used liquid lipsticks to right now. This is mainly because not only can you rock these during your dolled up days but you can also rock these on its own on a no makeup day and still look great while remaining sublte! The formula of these liquid lippies are amazing. It feels creamy/moussey when you first apply but it dries super quick to a matte finish. It’s moisturizing and doesn’t leave your lips looking flakey at all. The colour pay off is incredible. You can wear these alone or pair them with other lipsticks to create unique to you shades (bonus!). It’s not greasy despite being creamy and I love how nice it looked on my lips. The longevity of this product is good. During a full work day, I had to reapply it only once…which is not bad at all! The highlight of this product is its incredibly affordable price. At $9(CDN), you are getting MORE than your money’s worth and I’m totally happy with that!

The Bad: Nothing. Nothing at all.

Overall Rating: 10/10

Review: BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

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After hearing every single makeup junkie rave about this palette, I finally got my hands on it! When I heard that the infamous Chrissy Teigen teamed up with BECCA, I was excited. If you follow Chrissy, then you already know that this fashionista’s makeup is always on point…especially her cheeks! And the fact that she collaborated to create a palette that accentuates this feature for everyone is marvellous.

What’s in the palette: This palette includes two highlighters (Rose Gold & Beach Nectar), a blush (Hibiscus Bloom) and a bronzer (Malibu Soleil). It also comes with a built-in mirror and the packaging of this palette is ultra cute! The Rose Gold highlighter is obviously in a rose gold tone. The Beach Nectar highlighter is more of a light pink/peach highlighter. Hibiscus Bloom is a gorgeous satiny pink/gold. Malibu Soleil is your usual bronzer with a hint of shimmer.

DSC06290(From Top To Bottom: Rose Gold, Beach Nectar (the one with the writing and heart), Hibiscus Bloom, Malibu Soleil)

The Good: OMG. The highlighters are beautiful on pretty much any skin tone! Both the highlighters are different from one another and can be worn during the day or night! I love how pigmented and buildable the blush/bronzer are. One of the main reasons why I love this palette is because of its versatility. Not only can you use this for you cheeks, you can also use this on your eyes. I used this palette and only this palette for one week straight and the results were great! Also, the formula of all these shades are incredibly smooth! They all glide on so well on to your skin and you can layer them without looking cakey. I found that all these shades look super natural on my skin tone and after having this on all day, the shades didn’t move or look overdone (score).

The Bad: As much as I love this palette, I can’t seem to understand the sizes of the blush and bronzer included in this palette. They’re significantly smaller in size compared to the highlighters. Although, I guess that because this is a “glow” palette, the highlighters are going to be the highlight of this palette (LOLz) but I would love if the blush and bronzer were the same size because my understanding is that I would use more of the blush and bronzer than the highlighter. But, that’s literally the only negative thing I found.

Final Verdict: If you love highlighters, Chrissy Teigen or makeup in general, then this palette needs to be yours! Not only is this pigmented to the max, it gives you the perfect glow without looking like you spent hours doing your makeup. But you better get it fast because this baby is a limited edition release!

Where you can get it: $56 (CDN) at Sephora or on BECCA’s website.

Rating: 9.5/10

10 Times Anushka Sharma Slayed Her Style Game

I’ve decided that I am now going to post everything Bollywood related on Thursdays and to kickstart that decision, I’m bringing you 10 of my favourite looks Anushka Sharma has rocked! If you don’t know who Anushka Sharma is, then just google (obvz). Not only is she a phenomenal actress in Bollywood, but she is also one of the few stylish ones out there. Without further adieu, here are my favourite looks Anushka has rocked:

39492e6c9c6a0ac78d97c1fda6a3a89c Uhm, everything about this outfit is GOALZ. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

1d4184506fdb6da0d80b31ea3157d8b2 The style and colour of this saree is so gorgeous! Also, the big jhumka earrings (google the meaning) are pure perfection!

3e2b2ea143cc6c71dc1d18ce6e159946A is killing the ripped jeans trend in this look. The bright yellow blouse and the beige shoes classify this look (lolz).

f2d757e1f927c1e03bb5825d4b0c3725  I’m a sucker for celebs wearing super unique outfits and this one is so chic!

cbb6b1b636a9e79e753335cee9550618Let Anushka show you how you exactly can nail the festival-boho-chic look.

da17738275ae7570b8f4eaa6333072cc  The colour scheme, the shoes and the print on the skirt is beautiful!

1232c116984ff91ca00acd7c9d08dfb5Girl, can I look exactly like this when I wear jeans and a plain shirt? Killing the casual game!🔥

d699e737f61b796721a674d377ba533a Everyone needs an all black outfit and Anushka looks radiant in this one!

5b35ab9b53866135d9179c397c074f3e Currently searching online for this exact lehenga….LOVE everything about it.

ec7894a360286e2ff71017cdcb1421a9 The colour combination of this outfit is gorgeous and I’m in love with those shoes!

 

kisses,

S

(images courtesy of Pinterest)

Shopping Diaries: Sephora Haul

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It was the annual Spring VIB sale again and you know what that means in my world? I’m back with another Sephora Haul! (If you want to check out some of the previous Sephora hauls I blogged about, then type “sephora haul” in the search bar on my blog!)

Below you will find the list of things I bought & why I bought them. As always, follow me on everything and anything (look at the right side of this blog page? Please & thank you):

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  1. Origins Original Skin Retexturizing mask with Rose Clay: I’ve been on the hunt to try out new and different types of face masks. I figured that since a lot of people have said good things about this, I should give it a whirl!
  2. NARS Larger than life eye liner in Via Veneto: I’m a huge fan of the these liners. I tried a deluxe sample size of this black liner and fell in love so of course I had to purchase this (you know me and black eye liners…).
  3. Tarte’s Tarteguard 30 moisturizing sunscreen lotion: I repurchased this item because it really is one of the best facial sunscreens I have ever used and also because I scooped up every little bit from my previous bottle…
  4. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Annapurna: I have never used a tinted moisturizer…can you believe that? So I decided to try this one out!
  5. Sephora Pro Flawless airbrush brush: A sephora makeup artist used this on me and I cannot explain to you how flawless my skin looked. I’m usually not a sucker for brushes because I rely on my Beauty Blender, but this brush was as good as that!
  6. Tarte’s Tartelette in Bloom Palette (I bought this before the sale but decided to add it in here): I loved the original palette and I figured I couldn’t go wrong with a part 2 of this line!

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Freebies:

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These I got because I guess I’m VIB Rouge? It was in my bag and you know me, I love freebies!

  • Shiseido’s Beauty Sleeping Mask Sample
  • Estee Lauder’s the Estee Edit pouch
  • Estee Lauder’s Pore Vanishing Stick deluxe sample size
  • Estee Lauder’s Flash photo gloss in clear sample size (I tried this and it actually worked!)
  • Estee Lauder’s Dissolve the drama 2-in-1 makeup remover+cleanser sample size
  • Estee Lauder’s Pink Peony overnight water pack sample size
  • YSL’s sun kissed blur perfector

Have a great day dolls! x

Fashion Diaries: 9 times Kendall Jenner Slayed Her Style Game

Kendall Jenner is literally one of my favourite KarJenners out of them all. First of all, have you seen her outfits on the daily? Girl knows how to rock everything from a simple white tee to an extravagant gown. She can make the girl-next-door look so chic without even trying hard. Second of all, I love that she is busy doing her OWN thing. She isn’t relying on the bajillion dollar empire her mom built, but rather she is carving her own path in the modeling world and I for one am enjoying watching this journey unfold! Below you will find some of my favourite looks Kendall has rocked! Enjoy dolls! & make sure to follow me on all my socials (located on the right hand side of this blog). Also, I wouldn’t mind if you hit me with a “Follow” either…. x

dda198ec1e1f1d5e7ca4d4c8f31208a6Only K can make something so neutral and plain look so stylish.

9ef27048dcac85f501e1df1012d631f5This shade of blue is stunning on Kendall.

cc49766905fdeb1c79f331f9b7a3d502Comfy chic never looked so fashionable, thanks to Kendall!

6e8f938546874adbff781a1299c58457 The colour palette of this whole ensemble is so pretty!

b853bdc4de06ba142f88b855b176b0b6 I want those shoes and I want this outfit in every single colour. That is all.

e7c26dfb73b22c472e4348c4227ea52eWant to know what not-trying-to-be-a-fashionista looks like? (hint: this)

 3e23e9896b23fbacec8601fe213ae953Relatable. Check. Pretty. Check. This is how you rock the casual wear like a BAWS.

18dc4928414ea50485cb79bd9469b648 …I’m so recreating this. That is all. #gorg

99cd58589e5fb340a2c4036fcd197d94 I love the simplicity of how stylish this whole outfit is. Also, the sneakers are making a comeback. I love it.

 

(Pics courtesy of Pinterest, Instyle, People, UsWeekly)

 

 

Fashion Diaries: 10 Times Chrissy Teigen Slayed Her Style Game

Chrissy Teigen has been one of my favourite fashionistas to follow in the past couple of years. Not only does she push all types of fashion & style boundaries, she does them in her own unique way. You can see her rocking everything from a plain tee to a runway couture gown…& boy, does she rock everything she wears with pizzazz! This gorgeous model kills it no matter what she wears. One of my favourite arm candy of hers has to be her equally hot husband, John Legend (can I have a clone?). Below you will find 10 of my favourite looks Chrissy has rocked:

05ee366b3c31915018d2fbd65b4d4c81Love the sassy, classy & fierceness wrapped up in this gorgeous neutral look.

0ac6ca1d8ac3aa2c047e901f9f45eb2fCan we appreciate how stylish this super simple outfit looks?

d62394bfdf678030a97ecf234ea18befEverything about this whole ensemble screams glamified queen!

13bab395f07e663909471cfa69a8d7efGirl is rocking this gorgeous royal blue outfit so well that you can almost see her invisible crown!

994ac46589c5680d08ce4a339572d74fEven Daisy Duke is jealous of this rocker chic ensemble…also, can we talk about those epic shoes? LOVE.

6044ef010c57ebe8df6d00db5d3dd2f6This is what you call “I-didn’t-even-try-but-I’m-a-fashionista” look. *Insert emoji with heart eyes here*

38a071cf662054f5aaa18ce1eb1102cdPrinted pants are not a problem for Chrissy. This is exactly how you need to wear them.

776b73a64a17eb4058842be468922e80I can’t even begin with how gorgeous this whole outfit is. If I could rock this on a daily basis, I totally would.

9e374d94ceeb861a2d75c34c987a8f23Going casual? No problem. Take notes from Chrissy here because she nailed it!

f914f9af7b5c3db128ae196d3ad3c6caThis is an outfit every glam doll needs to own.

Have a great day dolls!

Also, I’m so sorry (Justin Beiber agrees) for being epicly MIA with the blog. Life happened. But follow me on my various social media accounts to see what I’m up to on the daily (I’m actually telling you to stalk me…imagine that!).

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(Images courtesy of Instyle, People, DailyMail & WWD)