Maybe my goal for the rest of the month will be to use the rest of my makeup.
For this look I used the It’s a Princess Thing palette, Belle lipstick, Parakeet blush and Main Attraction highlight
I even recorded the look but I get so lazy when it comes to editing that I haven’t posted it anywhere.
I like this palette for its simplicity and, of course, it’s Disney theme.
I also love the lux lipsticks, pressed blushes and highlighters.
Do you have a brand that you love and have a full face of products from?
The new Natasha Denona Zendo plan is so pretty and perfect for a quick look!
This is one of the smaller $25 palettes and the quality is still there.
The palette has two mattes, one that you can use in your crease as a transition shade diffused up to your brow bone and a slightly darker matte that you can build up to darken the look.
I used the darkest shimmer, Stark, in the outer V to smoke out my look and the green shimmer shade, Stripped, in the inner and center area of the lid over the NYX Cosmetics Glitter primer.
I did have some slight fallout, most of which I was able to brush off but I did end up with a few specks of glitter here and there.
I loved how this came out and how long it last throughout the day. I would definitely recommend this, especially during the Sephora Holiday sale or Black Friday sales
The upside of not leaving my house is I can play with makeup looks I don’t feel the most comfortable with. This means blue eyeshadow!
Sydney Grace: Success, Storm Clouds, Moonlit Kingdom and Palace
Colourpop Prance gel pot liner
The eyeshadows applied beautifully with a dry, dense flat brush (Morphe M209) and blended easily.
I really struggle with the Colourpop gel pot liners. They don’t apply smoothly like typical gel liners and they easily cake up and break up but I refuse to give up on them, because I own the entire vault.
I don’t think this is a look I’d ever wear out but I enjoyed playing with the colors and combination!
Recently I’ve been enjoying buying mini sizes of products for two reasons. I can try the product out before committing to it and there’s more of a chance I’ll use it all up and feel better about my spending habits.
Last night I finished 0.4 fl oz of the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup removing balm
I enjoyed the scent and how soft it melted onto my face. It doesn’t feel oily or heavy and it removed my makeup nicely.
I did have to focus on my mascara more in order to get it off but that’s pretty standard; I use two or three coats of mascara.
I enjoyed this balm but have another to use up before deciding if I will purchase a full size.
I love the entire concept of the Beauty Bakerie’s theme. The packaging and naming is so cute!
The only thing I’ve been able to try is a mini matte lipstick and I was not disappointed!
The name is Desserts First, the price is $10 and the packaging is cardboard!
The formula is matte but comfortable and the color payoff is great!
I would definitely recommend this lipstick and can’t wait to try more!
Mamonde gifted me with these face masks
This face mask is so thin and feels like a second skin while my face absorbed all the “skin loving ingredients”! It had a nice scent that made relaxing so easy and it didn’t slip around at all. After 20 minutes my skin felt soft and hydrated.
The best part is these masks are biodegradable!
The other part of this brand that I really connected with is the the work they’ve put in to help protect honey bees
Thank you again to Mamonde and Octoly for the opportunity to try this product
I received a lip trio from the brand Henné Organics to try and here are my first impressions
I like the sleek and simple packaging. All of the products close with a satisfying “click” that makes you feel like everything is staying tightly sealed and fresh.
The serum lid twists off and the serum is applied with a nice 24k plated metal roller ball. What I liked best about this is that it applied easily and did not get stuck as some of these types of products tend to do. It doesn’t have a heavy oily feeling and it has a berry scent that reminiscent of a berry candle. The scent is a bit strong for my liking but it fades away after application. This is meant to “help firm the lips and reduce the appearance of lip lines” but is not meant to replace a lip balm.
The balm was surprisingly soft, but that could have been because of the heat when it arrived, and also felt very nourishing and hydrating. It has a slight coconut scent, but it’s the real coconut scent, not the usual artificial almost piña colada scent.
The lip tint has the slightest color, the one I received is in Intregue, perfect for a light touch of a black cherry tint of color. It also has a nice coconut scent leaves the lips feeling hydrating and is available in four shades.
I was gifted the new Farmacy Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer to test and here are my first impressions:
The first, and most important (to me), thing to note is this does NOT smell like papaya. The moringa definitely drowns out the papaya scent with its fresh and springy scent.
Second, this isn’t your typical gel moisturizer that feels wet and gooey. I would say it’s more of a hybrid between a gel and light cream moisturizer.
It’s vegan, cruelty-free and contains four types of hyaluronic acid.
Overall it left my skin feeling hydrated and not at all oily.
While I enjoy the packaging I wish it came with a scoop to help get the product out, or it came in a more hygenic container.
It claims to help clear pores and reduce shine as well as soothe minor irritations. I’m excited to keep using this and see if I notice a difference in my pores and the amount of shine my skin has. (while I don’t want to have dull skin I also don’t want to look like I’ve been well oiled throughout the day)
I never thought this would be an actual physical thing we would have to do but here we are.
Given the outbreak of COVID-19 we were advised to work from home as much as possible which for me means waking up right before I have to turn on my computer, haha.
I am the kind of person that needs a routine to stay in sync, so to say, so I’ve been focusing on my skincare routine more this week. I’ve also made it a point to apply some makeup, even if I’m not going out.
Both of these actions help keep me in the “normal” mentality and help me push through the work I need to get done while keeping my cool during this time of stress.
I’m also going through my makeup stash and rediscovering old loves, or decluttering items I know I’ll never touch.
Is there something in particular you’re doing to distract yourself?