Beauty

First Impressions: Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits in Posie K, Candy K & Autumn

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I FIIIINAALLYYY got my hands on these! Seriously, these lip kits have been in demand ever since Miss Kylie Jenner tweeted about them. In this blog post, you’re going to read all about how to order Kylie Cosmetics in Canada and my first impressions of the products I ordered. Let’s just say these lip kits definitely had an impact on my daily life…and I’ve only had them for a week now (shook much?).

The Online Order Process: So when I went on to kyliecosmetics.com, I didn’t know what to expect at all. I had heard that this company could barely keep releases restocked because of the demand. In fact, these were so hard to get that fake lip kits began to circulate for crazy prices and Kylie Jenner was NOT impressed. Once on the website, I noticed the best phrase for any online shopper “Free International Shipping on orders more than $60” and that my friends is what convinced me to place an order. As I was browsing through her website (she’s got A LOT of products), I gravitated towards the matte lip kits because of the value and popularity. I picked 3 kits and proceeded to checkout. All the prices are in USD and Kylie Cosmetics won’t cover the cost of any duty fees that might occur when it reaches your destination. Since I live in Canada, I wasn’t sure if I would encounter any of that…but that didn’t stop me from ordering these! These lip kits retail for $29 USD (I ordered 3…it cost me about $100 CDN..#broke).

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The Shipping Process: Once my order went through, the kits were shipped roughly 3 days after. One thing I’m incredibly impressed with was how the Kylie Cosmetics team handles the shipping process. When your order is processed, you get notified via email. When your oder is shipped, you get notified via email with your shipping code directly linked to the postal service they use. There was one thing that kind of freaked me out when my order was shipped. Initially, the team said that my order would take anywhere from 21-28 days to reach my destination…which kind of appalled me because Canada is not THAT far away lol. Also, the Canadian dollar rate is kind of wonky so I ended up paying a lot more for these kits. So I was a little bummed out. But two weeks (exactly from my order date) later, I received an email saying your shipment has been delivered. I was so incredibly excited and shocked that I genuinely was jumping up and down (judge away).

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The Package: OHKAYYY KYLIE. These lip kits came in an all black box. When I opened the box, the Kylie Cosmetics logo was at the top of the box. The package included my 3 lip kits (duh), my shipment receipt and a post card from Kylie Jenner thanking me for purchasing these (not going to lie I know it’s probably photocopied but like…whatevs fan girl moment). I definitely love the whole idea behind the packaging!

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The Lip Kits: I purchased the lip kits in Candy K, Autumn and Posie K. Posie K won Allure’s best of 2017 lipsticks so this was a kit I really wanted. I would describe it as a mauvey nude pink. Next, I went with Candy K because the swatches online looked really pretty. Plus, I wanted a shade I could wear daily to work. I would describe this shade as the perfect nude for my skin tone. Lastly, I went with Autumn because I liked the name. No lie. That was the only reasoning behind it and I’m not disappointed at all. Autumn is like a brick browny red nude (lol). That’s the best I can describe it! All these lip kits come with the liquid lipsticks and a liner.

First impressions: I’ve had them almost a week and I’ve tried all three shades and so far I’m impressed. That’s all I’m going to say for now until I post an in-depth review in a few weeks. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more on this.

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Overall Impressions of Kylie Cosmetics: I’m really impressed that the youngest KarJenner child knows how to run a business successfully. I also loved how easy it was to order these from Canada and I highly recommend everyone give these kits a try at some point in their life!

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Hair

Review: Bumble and Bumble’s BB. Thickening Hairspray

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What is it: When I came across this product, I wasn’t sure what to expect. A setting spray that adds volume to your hair instantly? Count me in! This hairspray, for all hair types, lifts and holds your hairstyle. According to its makers, it can be used for blow-drying, setting, protecting from heat, adding volume, controlling, and finishing any style! You can use it on its own or you can pair it up with different hair products.

How I use it: After I get out of the shower, I leave my hair in a towel for about 20 minutes…to dry off any excess water. Then I use spray this evenly throughout my hair (while damp) making sure I get it on my roots more because obviously that’s where I want my hair to lift (lol). Once I’ve done that, I use a round brush and blow dry my hair. Once I’m done, I lightly spray this to set everything.

The Good: OKAY. DO YOU WANT MANAGEABLE THICK HAIR? THEN THIS IS IT. Honestly, my hair gets thicker whenever I use this product. The volume I get with this product is insane! This is my go-to for whenever I need extra volume for big-ticket events in my life. This has NEVER failed me. I can literally feel my hair expanding (if that’s even a thing) when I’m blow drying it. I love that this mist is light and can be paired up with any other hair product. It doesn’t feel heavy and the fragrance isn’t over powering. You can pick this up at Sephora for $33 (CDN) and I guarantee you it’s worth it. Every single claim this makes is true. It’s not sticky and doesn’t make your hair crunchy. Your hair remains soft to touch. Seriously, I can’t imagine doing my hair without using this product.

The Bad: N-O-T-H-I-N-G.

Rating: 10/10

Beauty

Review: MAC Cosmetics’ Fashion Fanatic Eyeshadow Palette

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MAC is killing the makeup game with their releases lately. This summer, they released a MAC Girls line where they created limited edition eyeshadow palettes based on different personalities. I will be reviewing 3 of the 6 palettes and this one is the Fashion Fanatic palette for the fashion forward girl who loves bold and unique shades!

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What’s in the palette:  Like all the palettes MAC has put out in this GIRLS line, this palette includes 8 eyeshadows in different finishes and one highlighter. This palette includes daring bold and unique shades! Must Have It is an orangey bronzey opalescent highlighter. Mad Mod & Outfitted are the shimmery glitter shade in this palette (which are OH SO GORG!). On the Hip Side, Wild Card, & Fashion Fanatic are the creamy mattes. Shop, Shop, Shop, Style & Influencer and Totally fierce are your satiny pearl shades. The package is super sleek and includes a mirror, which is one of my favourite things about any palette.

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The Good: OMG I love everything about this palette. The names, the shades and the packaging scream Daff Diaries (lolz). No really, this is probably my favourite MAC Girls Palette. I love how the shades, despite being bold and not from the same shade range, compliment one another. The formula of these shades are so silky smooth. The shadows and the highlighter glide on so beautifully. And when you foil some of the lighter shades, they look stunning on the lids! Style & Influence is probably my favourite shade from this palette. I love how pretty the lilac is! The shimmery shades are gorgeous too! Another thing I love about this palette is the outer packaging! It’s so chic! This palette can be used to create so many different looks using multiple shades.

The Bad:  As with all the MAC Girls palettes, there are some shades which require you to foil them to get the true colour payoff. This is not a horrible thing, it’s just time-consuming which can be an issue for some. To Foil: Spritz your shadow brush with Fix+ and then dip you brush into the lighter shades. You will get amazing colour payoff with that technique!

Where you can get it: Any MAC retailer or MAC store for $48 (CDN).

Rating: 9/10

(PS I’m also reviewing Prissy Princess & Basic Bitch)

Beauty

Review: MAC Cosmetics’ Prissy Princess Eyeshadow Palette

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Did you know MAC came out with a GIRLS line this summer and based 6 eyeshadow palettes on different personalities of women? Well fear not, that’s why you have me! I will be reviewing 3 of the 6 palettes and this one is the Prissy Princess palette filled with the prettiest fairy tale-esque shades!

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What’s in the palette: Like all the palettes MAC has put out in this GIRLS line, this palette includes 8 eyeshadows in different finishes and one highlighter. This palette is filled with neutral pinks, taupes, browns and greys. The colours are just so pretty!  She’s a Rainbow (what an adorable name) is a pearly rose gold opalescent highlighter. Too Good To Be True is the glittery shimmer shade in this palette (probably one of my favs in this palette). Prissy Princess, Colour Me Spoiled and Spoil Yourself are the creamy matte shades. Fabness, Sweet Tart, Eternal Optimist and Good Girl & U Know It are the satiny pearly shades. The package is super sleek and includes a mirror, which is one of my favourite things about any palette.

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The Good: I feel like this palette was made for me. I love the names, I love the shades…I love everything about this palette. The neutral shades are perfect for the day and you can definitely use a few of these shades for your nighttime look too! The highlighter is pretty. As you can see, this is practically your pretty…girl next door palette filled with shades you just can’t hate! The formula of these shades are so buttery smooth! They glide on to your lids without any fuss and when some of the shades are foiled, the colour pay off is so intense!

The Bad: I love the colours of the packaging BUT the name of the palette, even though it’s in huge block letters, isn’t supper prominent. I wish Prissy Princess was written in a hot pink colour but that’s the only downside (if I’m being extra critical). Again, if you’ve my review about the other palettes in this line, you already know that there are a few shades in the palette which don’t have the best colour payoff unless the shadows are foiled.

Where you can get it: Any MAC retailer or MAC store for $48 (CDN).

Rating: 8.5/10

(PS I’m also reviewing Fashion Fanatic & Basic Bitch)

Beauty

Yves Rocher Beauty Haul

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A couple of weeks ago, I came across Yves Rocher at the mall and wondered why I hadn’t ever gone inside. Once I went in, I was mesmerized and decided to pick up some beauty goodies just to try the brand out!

  1. Blush Brush, Foundation Brush, Kabubki Brush, & Concealer Brush (These were on sale for $5 each and I just couldn’t resist) 
  2. Botanical Nail Polish in Iridescent Anthracite, Frosted Pink Champagne, Litchi Glacé, Celadon Blue, Pearly Midnight Blue, Rose Grenadine (Again, these bottles of nail polish were only $3 each and one can never have enough nail polishes) 
  3. Nourishing Body Lotion in Almond (I’m a sucker for body lotions and this one smelled heavenly)
  4. Radiant Lip & Cheek Crayon in Gold Pearl (I think I found my new glitter highlighter for my eyes and top coat for my lips)
  5. Radiant Lip Crayon in Golden Sand & Perfect Light Pink (These two were given to me for free and I can’t explain to you how much I’m in love with these two shades!)
  6. Liquid Hand Soap in Lavindin from Provence (You can never have enough lavender hand soap and since I’m going to be traveling soon, I wanted something small to carry with me)
Fashion, Style

Fashion Diaries: The Best Dressed at the MMVAs 2016

Hello Dolls! Look what I’m FINALLY doing…a blog post devoted to fashion! I know it’s been a while but thank you so much for holding on and joining me on this new ride! If you haven’t already, then please subscribe to my YouTube channel!

But without further adieu…

The MMVAs are Toronto’s most coveted block party. The Much Music Video Awards celebrate Canadian and international music videos/artists, which is kind of awesome given not everyone is into the music video scene anymore. The one thing I love about this awards show/block party is the style. It’s not super formal so the possibilities are endless. This year, the biggest trend had to be pony tails. It didn’t matter on height, texture or style…but pony tails were everywhere! Below you will find 10 of my favourite looks from the MMVAs! Don’t forget to follow me on my socials (located on the right hand side of this blog)!

 

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Not only was her dress gorgeous but her makeup was absolutely FLAWLESS * insert heart eye emojis * Not to mention she killed her performance.

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That smile. That suit. That casual Tee. It all just fits so perfectly. So dreaaammmy…

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That bold lip, flawless skin and minimal jewelry really lets this dress stand out. Also, those shoes are gorg! james_bayJames Bay

I love men in all black attire. Plus that hat…he is welcomed to serenade me anytime. I’m waiting…

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That choker is pure perfection. Matching red lips with red wide-leg pant suit? There’s a reason why she’s a supermodel. Slay girl, slay!

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Guys in shades just do it for me. I love the black and cream suit. It’s classy…& we all love classy men.

lilly_singh Lilly Singh aka Superwoman

Her dress has embellished movie ticket stub prints…and she has comfy shoes on…can we please take a moment? This girl brought her OWN style to the carpet and I likey.

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Pretty much everyone knows I love this kid. He’s cute. He dresses extremely well…& I know he’d treat me better (see what I did there? sorry the cougar in me is coming out…but his new song is amazing!)

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The messy fringey rockery hair paired up with a gold sequins mini? This girl knows how to dress! Also, can I have those strappy shoes with a side of Drake? (she’s supposedly dating him) rs_634x1024-160619180645-634.Bethany-Mota-Much-Music-Awards.tt.061916Bethany Mota

This dress is beautiful. I’d wear it 24/7 if I could. Also, nude pumps? Even more beautiful! B killed it!

 

(Images courtesy of Eonline!, Much, Daily Mail)

You guys agree? Disagree? Let me know! See ya in the next blog post!

Lifestyle

Life Diaries: The Highlight Of His Night!

Hey Dolls!

Hope everyone is doing great on this gorgeous day! In this vlog, I finally let loose after a crazy work week. My friend and I talk about everything from life to relationships to how I’m destined to be with Drake (I know it will happen…one day..lol). We also convince our server to be in the vlogs!

Thank you so much for checking this video and this blog out! Don’t forget to follow me on all my socials, located on the right hand side of this blog. See ya in the next post!