Love for Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Beverly Hills CrushHi guys! I’ve got another Love for Lipstick post for you today and it’s a long overdue one. I’ve been meaning to review the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks for some time now. I’ve got three of them now and I wear them all the time so I’ve definitely spent some time getting to know these beauties. Specifically, today we will be talking about the shade Crush.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks have a slightly thicker formula as far as liquid lipsticks go. They feel almost mousse-y to apply to the lips. Due to this, they are quite easy to get a clean application. The formula dries down rather quickly and I don’t typically notice too much transfer throughout the day. Continue reading

L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal

L'Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal

Hi guys! Quite a few weeks ago now I was sent the L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal products that you see above complimentary by Influenster for review. I’ve been using them exclusively for the past few weeks and I’m at a point where I’ve developed an opinion on them that I’m ready to share!

I followed the routine that Influenster suggested in order to get a grasp on how well these products work:


Now, let’s take a look at each individual item!

L’Oreal | Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Scrub Cleanser


My normal routine does not include exfoliating every day as it damages the skin, however, to follow the suggested routine, I gave it a shot. Over time I did not notice any damage to my skin, though I have gone back to my usual once or twice a week routine now that I’m done testing. The granules in this scrub feel fairly gentle and are used sparingly in the scrub, so you’re not getting as deep (or harsh) of an exfoliating as you would with say… St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub. The cleanser itself is almost gel-like so it tones down the harshness as well. My skin felt clean and smooth after using this nightly. The only thing I didn’t like about it as it was a bit difficult to get all the granules off my face while rinsing.

More specifically, the active ingredients of this are Perlite and Glycolic Acid to exfoliate your skin’s dullness and impurities to assist in improving texture and complexion. As I said earlier, my skin does feel smooth after using this.

L’Oreal | Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Peel Pads


The next step in this routine is to use the Brightening Peel Pads. These pads, I found were saturated with just the right amount of the product so that you could feel it on your skin, but the pads were not dripping. I appreciated this as you would not want to get this in your eyes! You use the pads in a circular motion on your face to chemically exfoliate your skin. I found this was great as it got what the scrub missed!

The Brightening Peel Pads contain 10% Glycolic Complex which is what gently exfoliates the dead skin cells away. It’s said to resurface uneven skin. I don’t have a lot of issues with uneven skin so I can’t really comment on this claim. But, you can see on the pads that it does exfoliate, and I found it picked up what the very gentle scrub missed. Continue reading

A Week of the Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette

Hi guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve shown you a week’s worth of looks from a palette so today I have a week of the Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette for you! I recently got this palette and as soon as I opened it for the very first time, fell in love.

Kat Von D is also coincidentally the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Brand of the Month for October so it’s even more fitting that I’m talking about this palette now. I’ll have the link-up to the other Canadian Beauty Blogger’s posts at the end of this post!

Review & Swatches

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette

The MetalMatte Palette is a limited edition palette comprised of 9 of her Metal Crush formula eye shadows and 13 corresponding matte shades. It has an large range of shades making for excellent versatility. I’ll be showing you just how versatile this palette is when you get to the looks I’ve included in the post. I think with this palette you are really only limited by your imagination! Continue reading

Ipsy: Hits & Misses, Vol 2


Hi guys! Not too long ago I wrote a post called Ipsy: Hits & Misses where I went over some of the items I’ve received so far from my Ipsy subscription. Through this post I did a few mini reviews and went over which items worked for me and which didn’t. It seemed quite well-received so I’m back with volume two!

theBalm | Mr. Write (Now) Eyeliner in Jac B. Bronze


This is a beautiful bronzy/gold eyeliner and while I do enjoy it, I don’t wear it all that much. It has great pigmentation and it does wear quite well! I just wish I wore it more, I just never think to wear a bronze eye liner. I do like the way it looks on me though.

Verdict? Hit (but I need to use it more!)

Luxie | 231 Small Tapered Blending Brush


This is a great blending brush for eye shadow that I’ve enjoyed using for my crease or for blending a shade into the outer-v. This brush is also a stunning light pink shade and features soft synthetic bristles.

Verdict? Hit! Continue reading

Vichy Idéal Soleil


Hi guys! Vichy Canada & Chick Advisor were kind enough to send me three products from the Idéal Soleil line to test and review. Given that I spend quite a bit of time outside in the summer, I was really excited to give these a try! Sun care should be a priority during these hot summer months so finding products that you enjoy using is a must.

Vichy | Ultra-Light Lotion SPF50


The first product that I tried was the facial lotion. It has a very light and runny texture, but it absorbs immediately into the skin. Moments after applying it I felt my face and I couldn’t even tell that I had even put any on. It didn’t feel greasy or anything on the face so I was able to apply makeup over it with no issue. My makeup wore the same as it would any other day. Continue reading

Ipsy Hits & Misses


Hi guys! I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the items I’ve received from Ipsy over the past few months. Generally I give a first impression of everything when I post my “unboxing” but today I’m going to go back and chat about some of the items that I’ve used that were hits and some that were misses for me. I have lots that I could talk about, but I’ve narrowed it down to six for today. There will be more posts like this one, so stay tuned! Most of the items I’m talking about today were in more recent Ipsy Glam Bags but I do have items from my first few which will be in my next post of this series!

Tarte | Lipsurgence Lip Cream in Wonder


This is a beautiful pinky red lip crayon that provides full pigmentation but is also moisturizing. It’s super easy to apply since it is a crayon applicator and it’s great for throwing on before you run out the door. I raved about this in my June Favourites so my verdict on this one should be easy to predict…

Verdict? Hit! Continue reading

Too Faced Totally Cute Palette


Hi guys! I posted a quick Makeup of the Day Post a few days ago using most of the shades in the Too Faced Totally Cute Palette and I’ve been using it a lot ever since so I’m ready to share my thoughts on it and show you some swatches!


First off, the palette comes with two sheets of cute stickers so you can customize the palette to your liking. I thought this was a fun idea and reminded me of how much I loved stickers as a kid. It also reminded me that I’m very particular with sticker placement so I spent some time arranging them the way I wanted it. I appreciated the I ♥ Bunnies sticker as I recently adopted a bunny just over a month ago! Anyways, the stickers are a cute idea and the customization gives this palette a personal touch. It’s nice knowing that my palette is likely quite different looking than everyone else’s.

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Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara


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

Love for Lipstick: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche


Hi guys! I’m back with another post in my Love for Lipstick Series! In my last haul I talked about the two shades from the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche line that I had picked up. I hadn’t tried this line and it’s fairly new so I had to pick up two because they both looked so pretty!

So let’s start off by talking about the application. These lipsticks feel very creamy and almost a bit thick to apply but don’t feel heavy once on. They are richly pigmented and only require one strategic swipe to get beautiful lips. They set down to a demi-matte/satin finish. So, it lasts all-day (but does fade as you go) and also feels super comfortable. This hydrating formula was made with nutrients, vitamins and omega-oils to help quench your lips and keep them looking healthy.


Pickled Ginger: 1. Freshly applied at 8 am; 2. Pre-lunch check-in at 12 pm; 3. Post-lunch check-in at 12:45 pm; 4. End of the work-day check-in at 5 pm

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Love for Lipstick: Too Faced Melted Matte

Too Faced Melted Matte Lady Balls.jpg

Hi guys! I hauled some new lipsticks a few weeks ago in my last Love for Lipstick post so today I’m ready to share my first review! The Too Faced Melted Matte lipsticks are a new line that I’ve been dying to try so it is no surprise I am reviewing this one first. I love the packaging (it’s flat which makes them a dream to photograph) and the fact that they are long-wearing mattes! I chose the shade Lady Balls for two reasons… the first being that I don’t currently have a true red liquid lipstick and the second being the name. I think its hysterical… What am I wearing on my lips you ask? Lady Balls. Love it.

Too Faced Lady Balls Wear Time

1. 8:00 am: freshly applied 2. 12:30 pm: after eating lunch 3. 6:00 pm: final check-in (before eating dinner, but it did actually survive dinner too)

The wear time of this lipstick is pretty incredible. It survived eating a messy sandwich at lunch which was the true test. It’s a bit faded but you can rub your lips around to re-distribute the pigment so it never looks patchy. As of right now I have been wearing it for 12 hours. Incredible. Continue reading