Makeup Revolution Iconic Division Palette vs. Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

ABH Subculture MR Iconic Division

The moment I saw the Makeup Revolution Iconic Division Palette I knew that I had to test it against the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. How could I not? The shade selection is identical. The Subculture Palette gets a lot of flack online but I never minded it that much. While many returned it, I kept mine. It is a bit more difficult to work with but I enjoyed the range of shades it contained and found ways to work with them. Today I thought I’d share a look using both palettes. I’ve used the same shades in each but have kept each eye to one specific palette. Let’s take a look how they compare in the context of this look!

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3 Everyday Lippies

3 everyday lippies

I’ve been noticing a pattern with the lipsticks I’ve been wearing a lot lately. They are all fairly neutral and go with a variety of looks. I wear them with colourful looks and I wear them with more natural looking makeup looks. With all this said, I thought I’d share with you my current three everyday lippies. Continue reading

Makeup Revolution Reloaded Neutrals 2 Palette

Makeup Revolution Reloaded Neutrals 2 Palette

I have a soft spot for warm eyeshadow palettes. I have a bunch of them and every time I see a new one, I feel an urge to add it to my collection. When I was placing an order with Orabel Beauty last month I knew that the Makeup Revolutions Reloaded Neutrals 2 Palette had to be mine because of this. I do not regret this purchase one bit because it is an absolutely fantastic warm eye shadow palette. Keep reading for my full review, swatches and a few makeup looks featuring this lovely palette! Continue reading

Zoya Ryan & Girly Bits Hocus Pocus

For the first time in awhile I actually took the effort to paint my nails. I don’t know what it has been but lately I just haven’t been able to summon the energy to do it. A couple of years ago the thought of my nails not being painted would have horrified me. I used to paint them twice a week! Anyways, I’ve been wanting to use my holographic top coat, Girly Bits Hocus Pocus over a darker shade so I finally did it.  For this manicure I layered it over top of Zoya’s Ryan. I’ve previously featured Girly Bits Hocus Pocus over OPI Live.Love.Carnival. Continue reading

Makeup Revolution Warm Makeup Look

Makeup Revolution Neutrals 2

While I love experimenting with makeup, I always come back to a classic warm makeup look. My annual Cinco de Mayo party seemed like a great occasion to rock one. For this makeup look I decided to try out the Makeup Revolution Neutrals 2 Palette that I hauled a few weeks ago from Orabel Beauty. It may seem a bit risky to try a palette for the first time before a party but I had full confidence that this palette wouldn’t let me down. Continue reading

Almay | New Makeup First Impressions


Almay is a brand that I haven’t really had much exposure to. I know many people who rave about their products but just hadn’t gotten around to trying them for myself. I was trilled to be able to try a bunch of Almay’s new products for spring which were recently gifted to me for review purposes. The products that I will be featuring for this post range from eyeshadows to lip glosses. Keep on reading for my first impressions and two makeup looks using these products. Continue reading

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Palette

Tartelette Toasted

Tarte’s Tartelette Toasted Palette has been one that I’ve been meaning to review for quite some time now. Since I purchased it in early December it has been a pretty regular staple in my daily makeup routine. However, since I usually wear it on work days and I like my sleep I don’t usually leave myself enough time to photograph my makeup looks. But now that the snow is nearly all melted and I haven’t had to brush off my car in the morning in awhile I finally have found some time! I better not be jinxing the snow situation. I won’t accept anything other than spring being here to stay. But with all that said, let’s take a look at Tarte’s Tartelette Toasted Palette! Continue reading

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

It’s been awhile since I last reviewed a mascara for you guys so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the one I’ve been using a lot lately. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara claims to be “an ultra-volumizing mascara that delivers instant dimension for epic lashes.” I believe I used Sephora points to pick up this mascara if I remember correctly. I quite enjoy mini mascaras as it is an excellent way to try out new formulas without spending big bucks. Continue reading

3 Pastel Highlighters for Spring

Pastel Highlighters for Spring

I love going through my makeup collection each season and re-visiting products that remind me the most of said season. For spring I am drawn towards bright colours as well as pastels so I thought I’d share with you 3 pastel highlighters that are perfect for the season.

Pastel Highlighters for Spring

Becca | Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prismatic Amethyst

Prismatic Amethyst is probably one of my favourite highlighters in my collection. It is a beautiful and pigmented purple-pink shade that looks so stunning on the cheekbones. I love how so little goes a long way so you don’t really need to pack it on to achieve results.

Pastel Highlighters for Spring

Laura Gellar | Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Charming Pink

I have a soft spot for pink highlighters but Charming Pink is probably one of my favourites. It really is great for everyday wear and is buildable.

Pastel Highlighters for Spring

L to R: Becca Prismatic Amethyst, Colourpop Hippo & Laura Gellar Charming Pink

Colourpop | Super Shock Highlighter in Hippo

Who doesn’t love a budget friendly product? Colourpop makes fabulous highlighters and their Super Shock formula is just so unique. A couple quick taps of this product to the cheekbones makes this so user friendly. The icy lavender shade, Hippo, is actually quite wearable as it doesn’t look too purple on the skin.

What are your favourite highlighters for spring? Let me know in the comments below.


Easter Makeup Look with Colourpop Pressed Eyeshadows

Easter Makeup Look

It feels like it has taken a looong time to get here but Easter is finally right around the corner. In the spirit of Easter, and spring, I thought it would be fun to create a makeup look inspired by this colourful time of the year. I’ve been itching to use some of the blue/teal Colourpop pressed eyeshadows that I hauled a little while ago so I knew I had to incorporate those. I don’t wear blues/teals very often so I added in some pink to balance it out a bit. Let’s take a closer look at the Easter Makeup Look that I created! Continue reading