Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara

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Hi guys! Every 3-4 months it is suggested that you replace your mascara. I have been trying to do this quarterly to make it easier to keep track. I’ve been using theRevlon Dramatic Definition Mascara since the beginning of May and I am ready to share my thoughts on it!

The Revlon Mascara collection has something for everyone… They have a formula for volume, length, volume + length, dramatic definition and an all-in-one. I chose the Dramatic Definition formula as it claims to separate and define every lash which seemed appealing to me. It was a toss up between this one and the all-in-one and I think I chose wisely.

The wand is plastic and tiered to make sure that you don’t miss a lash. It’s fairly average sized so it is fairly easy to work with. It’s even pretty easy to use with your bottom lashes! The formula glides on and dries to a nice weightless finish. This is one of those mascaras where if you happen to touch your lashes, you don’t feel like you’re wearing mascara. There has been a few times where I’ve panicked because I thought I forgot to put on mascara! Continue reading

May Empties

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Hi guys! I don’t normally do a monthly empties post (I did a “Empties So Far” style post in April) but in May I finished enough stuff to be worthy of it’s own post! I was pretty excited when I looked at my stash of finished products and saw this many items, so let’s go through them!

Skin Care

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Garnier | SkinActive Micellar Water (Waterproof)

I was really sad to finish this product. It’s really great for removing making and really cut time in my night-time routine. Prior to using this I was removing my face makeup and eye makeup with different products. Definitely a great product, this was my first Micellar Water and I look forward to trying more. Would I repurchase it? Yes! Absolutely. I also did a first impressions post on this product which you can find here!

Spectro | Cleanser for Blemish-Prone Skin

I can’t believe how long this thing lasted me. In fact, I can’t even remember when I purchased it. This is a very gentle cleanser that does a great job at cleansing the skin. I chose the blemish-prone skin formula since my skin airs on the oily side. I actually don’t get many blemishes but I find this one helps with my oil. Would I repurchase it? Yes, and I already did! Continue reading

Review: Maybelline Better Skin Foundation & Concealer

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Hi guys! As I mentioned on Saturday, I received a VoxBox from Influenster full of Maybelline goodies. Today I want to share my review of the Better Skin Foundation and Concealer. These are part of their Super Stay line and are meant to be skin transforming. Unfortunately the shade of foundation I received is a bit too dark for me to wear everyday so I can’t test those claims, but I can chat about how it applied and wore on my skin.

The word I normally use to describe my skin is oily. Unless I’m using mattifying products, my foundation will get shiny fast. That is exactly what happened when I used this foundation. I did set my face with Maybelline Matte + Poreless Translucent Powder but it did still get shiny after a few hours. Surprisingly though, I don’t dislike how it turned out, it looks a bit dewy which is not usually a look I end up with. My foundation usually goes from matte to greaseball status but this is a nice in-between. I think it would be nice for summer, although I’m not sure how it would react to warmer temperatures, it’s been pretty chilly here this weekend.

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L to R: Foundation and Concealer

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L to R: Foundation and Concealer (blended)

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MOTD: Mostly Maybelline!

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Hi guys! I just received a VoxBox from Influenster yesterday that was full of Maybelline goodies to test and review. While I am going to be posting full reviews on the items I received, I thought it would be fun to slap them all on my face and give you my first impressions. My full reviews will be more detailed and comment on wear time, and how they worked for my skin type. I did also add in a few Maybelline items that I already owned to keep this look as Maybelline oriented as I could. The photo above is all the items that I received for review.

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April Favourites

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Hi guys! It’s time for one of my favourite types of posts to write which coincidentally is a “favourites” post! I love taking the time to reflect on the past month and figure out which items I was reaching for the most or truly stood out. I do normally prefer to do this kind of post with a YouTube video but time has just not permitted lately to do any filming, but I’m hoping to get back into the swing of that soon.

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ABH Glow Kit Gleam Becca Snapdragon Physcians Formula Butter Bronzer Swatches

L to R: ABH Glow Kit – Hard Candy, Mimosa, Starburst and Crushed Pearl; Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush – Snapdragon; Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Glow Kit in Gleam

I purchased this highlight kit during the Sephora Spring VIB Sale (you can find my haul post here). I was first impressed by the reviews it was getting online, but in addition I was also impressed by the excellent value this item is. You get FOUR generously sized highlights in this kit and they are all stunning. My swatches do not do this palette justice, it’s so hard to get a good photograph of a highlighter. I chose the Gleam Kit as it is pink based and looks perfect for fair skin. The other kit, That Glow, is more bronze toned so I don’t think it would suit me personally, but it has also gotten rave reviews online as well. Continue reading

Love for Lipstick: Essence Lip Products

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Hi guys! I’m back with another post for my Love for Lipstick Series! For this series, I am hauling, reviewing and comparing various lipsticks from across the board. This is all in an effort of expanding my horizons and trying different brands.

Today, I’m looking at Essence which is a brand I hadn’t previously tried. But since it is the Canadian Beauty Blogger‘s Featured Brand, I thought I would grab some lip products and try them out. It’s a very, very inexpensive brand which, if you’re Canadian, you can find at Shopper’s Drug Mart! I’m not sure which stores sell it in other countries.

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Review: St.Ive’s Green Tea Scrub

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Hi guys! Today I’ve got a skincare review for you. I recently purchased the St. Ive’s Green Tea Scrub in my last Drugstore Haul so after using it for a few weeks I am ready to tell you what I think of it.

This scrub has a very interesting texture. It is as if a clay mask and an exfoliating scrub combined into one. I find it is very gentle to use and does a great job at keeping my pores clean. As well, it helps buff off any dry patches that this lovely winter may have caused. The exfoliation factor chart on the back labels it as moderate (on a scale of gentle, moderate and deep). I still find it quite gentle though but I do not have sensitive skin.

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Review: TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume

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Hi guys! TRESemme was kind enough to send me a few of their products from their new Beauty-Full Volume line to try out. I don’t often switch up my hair products so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try something different.

This hair system is based on the trend I’ve been seeing all over the internet of conditioning your hair first and then shampooing second. This is supposed to reduce the conditioner build-up and create more volume. I’ve always looked at that trend with skepticism because my curly hair loooves conditioner. The idea of washing it out after applying it seems strange to me. Continue reading

Mani Monday

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Hi guys! I’m back with another Mani Monday! Last week I included the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure shade Commander in Chic in my Drugstore Haul. I didn’t wait too long before putting this beautiful polish on my nails. It’s such a unique purple/brown/grey colour. It looks just as beautiful on the nails as it looked in the bottle.

Products Used:

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic (2 coats)
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat (1 coat)

My only complaint with the last polish I used from this line was that it look forever to feel completely dry. Due to that I kept denting and ruining the polish while I was waiting for it to dry. This time I put a fast drying top coat on in hopes to fix that. It did help with the dry time but I noticed on my right hand (not pictured) the polish looked like it shrunk quite a bit at the tips. I’m thinking I either didn’t top coat fast enough, or I didn’t wrap the tips well enough. It was a bit weird! It didn’t look that bad though so I just left it be. Other than that, I’m much happier with the dry time and I’ve had it on for about 4 days now and just have minimal chipping. Most of which is on my right hand.

What do you have on your nails today? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

Robyn

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