Sephora VIB Sale Haul, a little bit of gifting for myself!

For any makeup/beauty enthusiasts Sephora’s VIB Sale is always an exciting time, especially November because that when they offer 20% to VIB and VIB Rouge and 15% to Beauty Insiders. I take the opportunity to purchase holiday and birthday gifts for family and of course, I do purchase items for myself. Mostly, I replenished items I love.

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I’m going to start with L’Occitane’s Almond Shower Gel which I absolutely love! I did a full review of this which you can read here. This is perfect for me because I have dry skin. I purchased the largest bottle available because I enjoy it that much!

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I have a few glittery shadows that I feel need a glitter glue so I picked up the  Too Faced Glitter Glue because it has a lot of good reviews. I’m looking forward to using this to create glitter looks for the holidays!

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I am a huge fan of Fresh skincare, mostly their lip balms. They are pricey so I always  pick up sets and with the 20% off it’s a really good buy in my opinion. This is the Fresh Glow n’Go set. I thought this would be packaged all together like most sets are but this wasn’t. I guess it doesn’t really matter but I like them boxed together if I wanted to give something like this as a gift. I’m looking forward to trying the face cream and mask!

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I’ve complained a few times about my brows on the blog so I thought it would be good to pick up the Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors & Brush to help tame them.

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Lastly, I splurged and got the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes palette. I enjoy the Peach palette which you can read about here. When I saw that the reviews were super positive for this palette I thought, why not!

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This purchase put me at the VIB Rouge tier and I received the Sephora Pro 56.5 brush. I actually own this in the full size and I like it for applying foundation. I also picked up samples of Fresh’s Seaberry Skin Nutrition booster and two hair oils; one is Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser’s invisible oil and the other is 100 proof treatment oil.

That’s all I ordered from Sephora for myself. Did you purchase anything during Sephora’s VIB Sale?

Lots of Love,
Dal

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September Shopping, Sephora

Sooo…yes…I went shopping on Sephora to round out my September shopping. I honestly had not planned on purchasing anything from Sephora, reserving all restraint for the next VIB sale. Alas, the new Kat Von D Limited Edition palette dropped and I HAD to get it!

I’ve always missed out on the Kat Von D Holiday palettes so this year I decided I wouldn’t let it pass me by. The moment this went on sale I purchased it and a few other items. Sephora also had some amazing deluxe samples so I put two separate orders to ensure I got them all.

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I have not tried this palette on my eyes yet, but the swatches I did on my arm were super pigmented and the formula felt really soft and creamy. My sister is a huge fan of Kat Von D, so I have experienced the quality of the shadows in her palettes, and these ones were no exception. The colours are out there and feel a bit disorganized in the palette but I’m just excited to try pushing my limits on the eye looks I create. Hopefully, I can get out a review and looks before the palette is sold out!
Shopping Haul Sephora_LBL (5)The next item I purchased is this Grand Cosmetics GrandLash MD Lash Enhancing Serum. I saw this had some really positive reviews on Sephora and thought, why not give it a try. About 5 years ago I used to use Latisse and it made a difference in the appearance of the thickness and length of my lashes. I only used it for about 3 months because it was very expensive. Hopefully, this will provide similar results and I will have extremely long lashes. I’ll definitely do up a post in the next few months to share my thoughts and experience!

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Lastly, I picked up Clinique Crayola™Chubby Stick™ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Wild Strawberry. This was part of Sephora’s “week of wow deals” sale so I got it for $10.50CAD. I think it was regularly $22.00CAD so it was less than half price. I love tinted lippies so I figured I would grab this. I love the red colour.

Shopping Haul Sephora_LBL (4)The deluxe samples offered this last week are amazing! Both Jo Malone and La Mer were offering some items. I love Jo Malone and own some La Mer items my self (both are gifts because they can be super expensive). I picked up Jo Malone’s hand and body wash sample in Wood Sage and Sea Salt. It’s my favourite scent, and I think it is their most popular. I love how Jo Malone is all about presentation, even this sample came in their signature cream bag with black ribbon.

Shopping Haul Sephora_LBL (3)La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream is the other deluxe sample I really wanted and the reason why I ended up making two separate orders to get. La Mer is a favourite of many and although I always tell myself I’m splurging on a set of this for my birthday can never really commit because of the high price tag. For example, this tiny 3.5mL sample is actually worth $22.75CAD!!

I also got some of Sephora’s tiny samples, the ones you can choose at checkout. I didn’t share them here because I starting using them before I took photos! LOL. You’ll probably see a few of them in my empties post for this month.

Alright, so this was the last of my hauls for September! I did do quite a bit of shopping but it’s so hard not to be tempted by all the holiday sets out this year!

Have you been eyeing anything from Sephora?

Lots of Love,
Dal

September Shopping, Inglot Haul

Last week I shared my haul of NYX Cosmetics items I purchased over the Labour Day long weekend. Well, that wasn’t the only store I shopped at! Inglot was offering a pretty good deal on their website at the time.
Inglot Haul_LBL (2)If you spent $69 you got a $25 online gift card and if you spent $100 you got $50 online gift card. I used this opportunity to shop for some brushes.

10S Small Blending Brush
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I really wanted a small blending brush and this is exactly what I was looking for. I’ve used it a few times and think it’s great for detail work in the outer crease.

4SS Large Blending Brush
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I thought this brush was going to be a bit smaller than it actually is. I haven’t used it yet, but I think it will be great for blending colour out around the eyes. It could also be used as a highlighting brush

26P Eye shadow Brush
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I love little shadow brushes to pack colour over the lid. I think it’s useful  if you want to create a sharp line on the lid for cut crease looks. I have the 20P and this is very similar to that. I didn’t realize that the handle would be so tiny but It actually makes it easier to hold and be more precise.

45S Eye shadow Glitter Brush
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This brush was actually sent to me by accident instead of the 4SS in my original order. I think because the names are similar they may have shipped it by accident. Their customer service did replace it and I go in depth with the service below. This is meant to pick up glitter/shimmer shadows to place on the eyes. I guess you’d use this instead of your fingers if you were working on clients or if you just preferred to use a brush. I think it’s a neat brush, but I wouldn’t have picked it up myself.

Milk and Tonic Makeup Remover Wipes
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I needed a small item to make the $69 minimum to get the gift card so I picked this up. It’s actually about the same cost as many drugstore wipes which I’m impressed with. I hope it works well, but I love keeping makeup remover wipes on hand after taking photos for swatches and if it’s really good I will use it on my face. I’ll give it a try and report back what I think.
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Customer Service Experience
Unlike what I first thought, the Inglot online store and physical stores are separate retailers. If you buy something online, you can’t return it in store, you’d have to return it to the online store and vice versa. I had a mix up in the brush they sent to me (45S vs 4SS) and I first I thought I could easily go in-store to exchange it but that wasn’t the case. I was worried at first that it would be difficult to resolve the mix up because they don’t have a number to reach them directly, only an email address. I reached out to their online customer care and they were super quick to respond to my email. After confirming they had indeed sent the wrong brush they were extremely apologetic and sent me the correct brush immediately. They responded within a 24hr time frame and 3 days later I had the correct brush in my hand. As an apology for their mix-up they asked I keep the 45S and try it out regardless, they also included a few sample shadows in the package they sent with the 4SS brush! I wouldn’t expect terrible service but I was really happy by how quickly they worked to resolve my mix up. This makes me confident in shopping from their online store again in the future.

That’s what I got! I’m honestly a big fan of Inglot and have a few of their brushes and eye shadows.

Have you tied Inglot? What do you think of their items?

Lots of Love,
Dal

September Shopping, NYX Haul

The Labour Day Long weekend was a great time to just relax before the start of the new work week. My work offers reduced hours during the summer and after Labour Day I go back to my normal hours, it really can feel like going back to school sometimes!

Of course, I was bombarded with so many emails to do some online shopping so I did!

Here’s what I purchased off of the NYX Cosmetics website;

Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Olive You ($22.00 CAD)
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I was looking up dupes of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subsculture palette and the Olive You palette showed up on a few lists. It also had a lot of great reviews on the NYX website so I figured the quality is there too. I love the colours, there are a variety of shades but it still feels pretty easy to put together looks with the different shades. I haven’t used this yet, but initial swatches of some of the colours feel really soft and the pigmentation seems good. I’m excited to incorporate these colours for the Fall and Winter.

Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt and French Fries ($6.00 CAD)
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I wanted to try using eye shadow pencils figuring they would be great whenever I wanted to put together a quick look. I have had a bit of time to test the two I purchased out. They are creamy and glide on, the colours are nice and shimmery. I can’t wear them too close to the crease or else the shadow starts to bunch off. I find that they do need primer to help prevent this from occuring but for the most part they work well on me. I wear yogurt all over the lid and then put french fries on the outer edge for depth. It’s a really quick way to do my eye makeup before rushing out the the door.

Lid Lingerie in Nude to Me ($9.00 CAD)
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This formula looked really interesting so I thought I would pick up one to try. I have not tried it yet on the eyes but swatching it on my hand I find the colour comes out a bit more sheer compared to the eye pencils and it’s a lot more glittery. On the back of my hand it seems to wear off quite a bit so I will have to test it with a primer/concealer underneath and see if that helps.

NYX Haul_September 2017 (4)As you can probably tell, I think I want to go for more bronze and jewel tones for the Fall. I also just don’t want to make time to apply powder eye shadow so these cream products will be easy one step and go for eye shadow. Plus, I can always use them under shadow to change the effect. I’m sure they would look great with the Olive You palette!

These are the items I picked up from NYX. I think that for the most part, the cost was pretty reasonable for the items I got. I also liked shopping on the website more than trying to shop in store. I find the NYX Cosmetics store to be a bit too hectic and I’ve never liked the selection the drug stores carry so this was just a nice way to go through everything.
NYX Haul_September 2017 (2) I don’t use too much from this brand so I would love to know your favourite. What do you love from NYX?

Lots of Love,
Dal

April Shopping; Tarte Cosmetics & Beauty Boutique

HAPPY VICTORIA DAY to my fellow Canadians!

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I hadn’t planned on putting up a post when I went shopping at Tarte or Beauty Boutique but after posting my Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul I figured I would quickly do this post should I do reviews on any of the products later on.

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In the beginning of April Tarte held a friends and family sale where all the products where 30% off (including items on sale).

Ready Set Hydrate
I won’t let a new facial mist pass me by so picked this up. It’s got a great mist and smells like cucumbers!
Tarte_BeautyBoutique_Haul_April (15)Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation

I read that this was a full coverage hydrating foundation so I was interested in trying it. I thought the dropper was a cute idea until I actually try to drop this on my face and failed, LOL. Now I just put 2-3 drops on the back of my hand and apply it using my beauty blender.
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While I was shopping I noticed this palette was already reduced to $30 CAD from it’s regular price of $47 CAD and I got an extra 30% off on top of that! I have palettes with similiar colours but I was drawn to the deep green (far left in the picture) and the gold (second from the top going clockwise). This recently went back to full price so I lucked out.

Color Splash Lipstick in Set Sail
SOOOOOO….I’ve got a few lipsticks now in this colour. I seem to really gravitate towards dark nudes but this one doubles as a balm because it’s super hydrating plus the packaging is so beautiful!
Tarte_BeautyBoutique_Haul_April (14)Limited Edition Tartiest Quick-Dry Matte Lip Paint in Festival
Yes, this is from the unicorn collection that Tarte released. I wore this quite a bit when I first got it. It’s a beautiful mauve nude that dries super matte and transfer proof. My only issue is that this is super drying on the lips so I couldn’t wear it for too long. It also rubs off too easily and I got tried or constantly re-applying it.

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Tarte_BeautyBoutique_Haul_April (11)I love whenever Beauty Boutique offers 20X the points on $50 or more. I unfortunately did shopping before they held their spend their points event so I didn’t take advantage of that!
Tarte_BeautyBoutique_Haul_April (7)Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze
When I saw Beauty Boutique had this palette back in stock I immediately got it. This is my third Cover Shot eye palette. I don’t usually like Smashbox palettes. I have the Full Exposure palette which I didn’t really like. These little palettes however are quite impressive. I will be doing a full review of them in a few weeks so look out for that.
Tarte_BeautyBoutique_Haul_April (8)Artdeco Crease Brush
I’ve never tried this brand before but so far this brush is great. It’s not crazy soft but it does blend out my crease nicely. I also really like that is a bit more flat on one side which allows me to to get into my crease easily or I can use it like shader brush to distribute colour all over the lid. It reminds me of the Sigma E25 blending brush.
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Online this looked to have a really precise tip so I wanted to pick it up. I have tried other makeup from Marcelle that I think is pretty good so I have wanted to try more of their items.
Tarte_BeautyBoutique_Haul_April (9)Above are the samples I got with my order! Beauty Boutique offers 3 samples with every order similar to Sephora but at the time I was shopping most of their samples were deluxe sizes. I got a 4th  sample because they were offering Shisedo Ultimate Concentrate with every order as well (I have soo many of these little Shiseido samples I’ll never have to buy one LOL!).

Look for review posts soon!

Have you been doing any makeup shopping lately? What’s on your wishlist?

ALSO! My giveaway closes tonight! Don’t forget to enter!!

Lots of Love,
Dal

Sephora VIB Sale Haul because Why Not Go a Little Crazy!

I’ve been reading so many Sephora Hauls and salivating at all the beautiful items other bloggers have picked that I felt like sharing what I got too! I’ll admit that April was a bit of a super haul month for me because I also shopped at Tarte Cosmetics and Beauty Boutique.

So Sephora VIB Sale… OH MY GOODNESS I spent way more than I wanted to there, but I’m really happy with what I picked up.

Here’s what I got!Sephora VIB Spring Haul_LBL 2Sephora Favourites Quench Your Skin Set
I love Sephora Favourites Sets. I think you get a really good deal with them and it’s a great way of trying new brands. I was originally going to pick up a full size of Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream but then when I saw that I could get a deluxe sample of it and other brands in this set I opted for this. There are other products in here which I know I love including the Glam Glow Glowstarter Moisturizer, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. I liked this set so much I also picked one up for my sister!
Sephora VIB Spring Haul_LBL 3Sephora Cleansing Wipes; Rose Cleansing Wipes and Express Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes
I use cleansing wipes once in a while to remove makeup, usually when I’m not wearing so much heavy eye makeup. I was curious about the rose cleansing wipes since they say that it is hydrating. I’ve used one wipe so far and I think it’s OK. It left my skin a little red but that could have been because of another factor so I’ll try it again and see what happens

The Express Cleansing  & Exfoliating Wipes were on sale so I thought I’d just pick them up and figured they might be good after the gym as a way to quickly freshen up.

Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover
My most exciting item is the UD Meltdown Makeup Remover. I love the idea of a spray makeup remover and saw that this had a good number of positive reviews so I decided to pick it up. It’s part of a new line from UD to remove makeup. The products in this line are made by Skindinavia and I was surprised this had only three ingredients and water isn’t one of them! It has vitamin E.
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This is probably the only product I really needed in my whole haul. I have been wanting to switch up my skin care routine especially at night and this serum looked to be the right fit for me. I’ve used it maybe three nights so far and although I can’t tell you I see a difference just yet I will say that I love the way this applies to the skin. It’s a very thin, oil-like consistency and the dropper is bent so I can easily drop the product directly onto my skin and then massage it in. I’m super excited to see if it makes a difference in my skin.
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I haven’t tried this yet but off the bat I love the packaging. I think I just wanted to try something from Milk Makeup because it seems to be pretty popular and I figured if it’s something that is meant to hydrate the skin it would be good for me. We will see how I like it!

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm
I originally wanted the whole Everyday Agave Collection with the lip scrub & mask as well, but I had surpassed the spend limit I set for myself so I decided to only get the balm. All I’m going to say is that it’s the best thing ever for the lips!
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This item was a gift from my sister because she knew I wanted this so badly. She surprised me with it at my work! How Sweet! She even gave me her Sephora canvas bag that Rouge members could pick up if they shopped in store during the sale. This smells incredible and is super moisturizing. I’ve mostly kept this on my dining table to stare at and smell! It’s too precious to me!

There’s my Sephora Haul – I’ll have to get together my items from Beauty Boutique and Tarte and do a collective haul from them too because I did do quite a bit of shopping on both those websites. I’ll also try to review the items I use in the next few weeks as an update on my thoughts of the products.

Did you do any shopping during Sephora’s VIB sale? What did you get?

Lots of Love,
Dal

 

Sephora Haul: Because I have no self-control!!

I started off the year telling myself that I wasn’t going to buy any more beauty items until at least June. Well….that went out the window  pretty quickly!

I wish I had better restraint but when I saw the Peter Thomas Roth skincare set I really wanted to get it! So, I allowed myself this one purchase and said I couldn’t buy one more thing from Sephora until their next VIB Sale.

I picked up The Peter Thomas Roth Skin Saver kit because it was on sale and it looked to be good for cleansing, hydrating and protecting the skin. I was mostly looking for a cleanser and moisturizer and figured instead of grabbing each item individually I would just pick up the set as a way to try out the whole brand. Most items had a 4 star+ rating on Sephora (except the moisturizer which only got 3).

Inside the kit;

  • Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel (125 mL)
  • Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion with SPF 30 (30 mL)
  • Cucumber Gel Mask (50 mL)
  • Firm Peeling Gel (15 mL)
  • 24K Gold Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (1 Pair)

sephora-feb-haul-2017-2Next, I picked up Sephora’s Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in brown. I usually get Benefit’s Roller Lash but I didn’t want to spend $30 on a new mascara. This claims to thicken the lashes in one stroke. I’m not super picky about mascara as long as it’s not clumpy.

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Then I picked up this Verb Ghost Oil because I’m always on the hunt for oils and creams to tame my frizzy hair. This is especially true since lately I’ve been wearing my hair naturally (no heat styling). This had a 4.5 star rating so I thought it was worth a try. I’ve used it a few times now so I can say that I’m really enjoying it. Compared to my Moroccanoil it feels a lot lighter in texture so I feel like it spreads into my hair easier. Also, I love the light, clean scent.

sephora-feb-haul-2017-4The best part of my order was picking up a few deluxe free samples. Whenever I shop online I ensure that I check out the page for deluxe samples. If you’ve never taken advantage of this, you are surely missing out, check here because Sephora is always updating the page with sample codes.

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At the time I was shopping they were offering nude lip samples and the Bite Beauty Multistick in Almond was the option I chose. I haven’t heard many people talk about them but they do have a high star rating so I said I might as well give this a try. I do like the darker shade which will look good as a lipstick or an eye shadow.

For those who don’t know February is my birthday month so I also grabbed my Birthday Gift. They were offering either Caudalie skincare products or Tarte’s blush and lip gloss set. I have way too many Caudalie products that I use and love so I thought I’d pick up something different.

Lastly, for 100 points I grabbed the Two Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach oil in Pure Peach. This lip gloss is infused with peach oil, coconut oil and vitamin E. I have used this a few times and it smells of candy peaches. It also tastes like peaches but I’m not a fan of it. I do like how hydrating it feels. I think it’s very comfortable on the lips.

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Well, there you have it. My little Sephora Haul. Have you been shopping on Sephora lately? What’s on your wishlist? Have you tried any of the items I mentioned above? I want to know what you think.

Lots of Luv,
Dal

Tarte Cosmetics Haul & First Impressions

I did some Boxing Day Shopping on the Tarte Cosmetics website because they were offering 30% off everything on their site. For those who may not know, in Canada, December 26th is our big shopping day where almost all stores host sales. I’m sure this sale was probably the same in all countries but they advertised it as Boxing Day for us. tarte-cosmetics_haul-9When I saw that they had the Shape Tape Concealer back in stock in my shade I figured it was the best time to try it! Below I’ll share what I received and first impressions on some items.

Let’s start with the concealer that pretty much took over the later half of 2016, the much-hyped Shape Tape.

tarte-cosmetics_haul-8I had been waiting anxiously for their lighter shades to come back into stock on the website for the last 3 months because unfortunately for me, I can’t pick this up in store. One down-side to purchasing this online was obviously trying to shade-match so I made a guess at my shade. I got light-neutral which ended up being a match for me (luckily). tarte-cosmetics_haul-7This concealer is alright. I don’t hate it, but I don’t exactly think it’s as fantastic as many people have been saying it is. I feel like this just sits on top of my makeup and actually accentuates the fine lines under my eyes. I’m sure if I’m wearing a full-face of makeup it would be nice, but I tend to be more light-handed with makeup for everyday so it didn’t really work with that.

The formula is creamy which is nice. I’ve seen claims that this completely covers any dark circles but I beg to differ. I didn’t notice any more coverage than my other concelears. Plus, I really think the large applicator deposits way too much product on to my face and doesn’t make applying the concealer any easier or better. This may all be because I have dry skin but it didn’t wow me like I wanted it to. I’ll do a full review once I’ve used this about halfway and see if maybe I grow to love it.

Next, I got the The Sheer Passion Maracuja Hydrating Cheek Tint.

tarte-cosmetics_haul-5Lately I’ve been loving liquid blush because I can apply it it quickly with my fingers and in in the winter months I’ve been avoiding adding extra powder to my face as to not look more dry. Plus this was on sale and I still got 30% on top of that so win-win. I like that this had some of their maracuja oil in it because I actually really love it as a face oil for hydrating.

tarte-cosmetics_haul-2First time I used this I went a bit over board because I really thought this would be sheer, however, it is pretty pigmented. The next time I used this I applied a light amount to my face and then blended it out to give just a wash of colour.

I also picked up the Tartiest Pro to Go palette. I love these two highlight colours.

tarte-cosmetics_haul-4One is this pretty pearl colour and the other has a hint of gold. Both are not crazy intense which look really nice on the tops of my cheeks. The contour colour is a bit warm for me but I can definitely use it as a bronzer colour or even as eye-shadow so I’m not too upset that it wasn’t cool.

tarte-cosmetics_haul-3 I like that this is in a nice small case (it’s only a tiny bit bigger than the size of a credit card), so it fits in my makeup case easily. I also love the rubber-like texture of this case and the gold lettering, it’s pretty chic.

Lastly, I purchased the Make a Splash Hydrating Skin Savers mini set.

tarte-cosmetics_haul-6 I actually own these in the large size but I couldn’t help picking up the mini set for travelling and because I thought it was really cute. This set is actually really great for anyone with dry skin because it is all meant to hydrate. I use these mostly for  washing my face in the morning because it’s very gentle and preps my skin for whatever make up I may want to put on. I love the hydrating cream and the facial mist (I love facial mists period).

Have you tried the Shape Tape? What about the Pro Glow to Go? How about the Blush or Make a Splash Face Set? Let me know what you think!

Lots of Luv,

Dal

Beauty: Colourpop Haul II

It wasn’t long ago that I posted my fist ever haul from Colourpop (you can see it here). I was super impressed with my items that I went back onto their website and picked up a few more things. They have every single colour you can think of when it comes to lips and eyes.

The formula is really nice and it’s about $7 to $8 CAD. Even with shipping they’re cheaper than many drugstore options.

I also realize that Colourpop uses the Canadian spelling for colour – they say it’s to be classy – I think they secretly want to be Canadian…

Now on to what I got!!!!

I really liked the Ultra Matte Lip formula from my last haul so I picked up Are & Be below which is a rich plum shade.Colourpop2I wanted to try their new Ultra Satin Lip which has more of a gloss and I’ve heard is more comfortable to wear. I picked up Panda (the name is too cute), again a nice deep plum shade. It’s not transfer proof like the Ultra Matte, so you really need to be careful not to smudge this around.

I also picked up three Lippie Stixs which I feel have more of a lipstick formula.Colourpop1First up, Wet, which has a pearl finish in a taupe gun metal colour. It looks edgy on the lips which I’m in love with! Next, I purchased She Bad which is a really light nude in the Matte X formula. Lastly, my personal fave is Dalia, named after yours truly :P. This is a very hot deep black cherry colour that I love!

Since I’ve had a chance to try out the different formulas I want to point out how amazing these feel and how long lasting they are on the lips. I can go a lot longer between touch-ups with these.

In my last haul I said that I wanted to try their eye shadows. I’ve heard mixed reviews about these so I only picked up two shades to try. I got glow which is a matte ivory shade. I like using it all over my eyelid as a base as it really brightens up my eyes. I also picked up quiche which is oh-so-hot! I really love this metallic sparkly shade! It’s described on their website as a soft olive with violet and pink shimmers. I like adding this to my crease or just on the outside third of my lid. Colourpop3These shadows have the most interesting texture, its very sponge-like. I think they are best applied directly onto the eyelid with your finger and then using a brush to buff them out. The pigmentation and ease of application is quite impressive. They blend nicely with my other shadows too. The range of colours on the website is amazing as well! I will probably, no definitely, pick up some more again.

Anything you’ve been loving from Colourpop lately?

Lots of Luv,

Dal

Beauty: Sephora Spring Haul

Fotor_146300740650919_resizedSomething came over me two weeks ago and I made a purchase from Sephora. I was in the mood for some new Spring items and couldn’t help myself. I guess that’s what happens whenever I’m “browsing” on their website.

It’s been two weeks since my order has arrived so this post will be a haul as well as a first impressions of the things I’ve had time to try.

Deborah Lippman Sweets for my Sweet SetFotor_146300773947514I like Deborah Lippman nail polishes and nothing says Spring like these pretty pastel colours. I’ve been wearing the light yellow shade on my toes for about a week and I think it’s really cute.

Nudestix #Nudelipkit 3 Piece Mini SetFotor_146300912367884I’ve been very curious about nudestix so when I saw this trio I figured it was the perfect time to give them a try. The set came with three nude sticks in a plum nude colour, Belle (matte), Pulse (gel), Mystic (cream). They are all the same colour but a different formulation. You can’t tell a difference between pulse and mystic but I like this colour on me so I’m happy that I can wear it as a matte or gloss. Belle is my standout favourite, it looks really nice on my lips and even though it’s matte, it doesn’t feel drying. It is also like adding this my cheeks for just a flush of colour. They also came in a really cute case with a sharpener included.

Caudalie Grape WaterFotor_146300757156735I wanted a new mist moisturizer and since I own other skincare products from Caudalie that I really like I figured I would give this a try. Here’s what it claims to do off the sephora website;

Grape Water has an intense hydrating ability to retain water within the skin’s corneous layer and hydrop-lipid film. Perfect for sensitive skin, it acts as an anti-inflammatory—soothing rosacea, reducing redness and sensitivity, and calming rashes. This is the perfect go-to after any harsh peels or uncomfortable irritation.

After trying this a few times, I’ve been really happy with how hydrated and fresh my skin feels afterwards. The mist is also really fine which is fantastic. I love that it’s actually made with grape water and not diluted with other ingredients and fillers, you really are getting the pure benefits of this fruit.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip PrimerFotor_146300804417946There is a primer for everything these days! I wouldn’t have ever been tempted to purchase a product like this had it not been for my sister. A few weeks ago I was wearing one of the Colourpop ultra matte lip colours (see my haul here) and she suggested I try her primer to increase the longevity of it on my lips. After noticing a difference in how my lips felt and how well my lip colour stayed on I figured I would purchase a primer for myself. The one from Anastasia was the cheapest on the Sephora website and with good reviews I figured it would be perfect to add to my collection.

Kat Von D Tatoo Liner in Mad Max BrownFotor_146300823669264I am in love with this liner! I currently own Tropper (black) so I thought I’d pick up the brown. For me, the brush applicator tip makes it really easy to apply. This is also one of the longest lasting eyeliners on me.

Anthony Exfoliating WipesFotor_146300866412426I wanted a product to exfoliate my skin and when I came across these wipes I knew I had to pick them up. I only need to exfoliate certain parts of my face, namely my t-zone area, and a wipe would be the easiest way to do that. This wipe is enriched with glycolic acid to clear away surface grime and impurities. It has really fine beads that are adhered to the cloth so you can really feel yourself removing any impurities which I really like. The cloths are really big for me since I’m only using them for targeted areas, so I have been cutting the wipe in half and using that to remove the dirt around the areas I need it most. My skin feels really clean, smooth and refreshed afterwards.

What have you tried from Sephora lately? Any stand out products that you’ve been loving?

Lots of Luv,

Dal