Product Wish List

I’ve made a promise to myself to stop spending money on beauty products. In the grand scheme of things, I don’t have a lot of makeup or beauty products, however, I want to start using up the things that I already own. I’m finding that I have many of the same products from different brands and as much as I love testing out new things, I think its time for a bit of a purge. I hate to see great products go to waste so for this period of time no more beauty product purchases!

As such, I thought I would share with you what I want to check out once I use up all of my existing products!

Mac Fix + – I’ve recently run out of my Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. I know they don’t do the same thing but I wanted to try the Fix + before I repurchase another Urban Decay setting spray.

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Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask – I’ve heard so many good things about this mask and I’ve wanted to try it for awhile. I have a really great Elizabeth Arden Hydrating Mask that I’ve been loving so I’m set for now.

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NARS Blush in Orgasm – This blush has been on my mind for years, but I’ve just always found excuses not to purchase it. I have a few Mac and NYX blushes that I need to put a dent in before I can justify another blush.

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HOURGLASS : Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light – I can’t stop swatching this every time I walked past it in Sephora. I want the Diffused Light because it is supposed to “conceal redness” – I need that … badly.

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Soap and Glory : One Heck of a Blot – I’ve tried my fair share of shine control face powders, I can’t say I’m partial to any that I’ve tried. I’ve heard such great things about this powder that I want to try it for myself – unfortunately I need to get through my Rimmel Stay Matte and CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder first.

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I love trying out new products and I’ve accumulated a bunch in the past few months – maybe that’s why I’ve vowed to finish my existing products up before I move on! That is of course unless I go on a shopping trip to the US (which may happen this Friday) and then this whole post would be in vain…

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January Favourites

Oops, January is gone now but I wanted to share my favourites of the month with you! I’ve been trying out a bunch of new products in the past few months and I think it’s about time I did a favourites post! Let’s see if I can narrow it down to just a few products.

Sephora Formula X Nail Polish – Holy cow, this stuff is addicting. I tend to hoard nail polish, but with the Formula X I think it might be necessary. I have two colours so far and they’re both amazing. The colour I’ve been loving this month is “Hercules” – it’s shockingly pink. I’ve never been a huge pink fan, but I’m addicted.

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Narcisso Rodriguez: For Her – this was a fairly recent purchase, maybe within the past 4 months. I’m all about the signature scent, and I think this might be mine. I love warm and spicy scents, I’m not usually a fruity or flowery kind of girl. I love that this has a combination of scents with  notes of Musk, Iris Powder, Rose Petals, Benzoin Balm.

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Bioderma Sensibio H2O – I have a full blog post and review of this product here, but needless to say I love it. It isn’t harsh and it takes off all my makeup. A great purchase for sure!

 

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Smith’s Rosebud Salve – This stuff is a delight. I keep it on my desk and use it at all times of the day. I put it on in the morning, before I put my makeup on, while I’m working away at my computer and even right before bed. It’s moisturizing without being too sticky or having too much scent.

 

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L’Oréal The Infallible Blackbuster 8hr Liquid Eye Liner – I’ve tried my fair share of high end and drug store liquid eyeliners but this one has to be my favourite at the moment. The tip is like a sharpie and gives you great control over your lines. I tend to wear black liner almost every day and this stuff holds up!

 

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Mac Face and Body Foundation – Here’s something so many people have tried, but I’ve recently re-fallen in love with it. There’s something so familiar and nostalgic about this foundation. I love it because when I wear it, it doesn’t feel like I have tons of makeup on. I don’t always love a full face of makeup but this evens out my skin tone and doesn’t get cakey. I much rather wear this over a heavier foundation on normal days and let my skin shine through.

 

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I have so many more products that I’ve been loving lately, I’ll share them soon!

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Battle of the Eye Makeup Removers

I think I’ve found my favourite eye makeup remover after years of searching. What a struggle, right?

You know the typical issues, it’s either too oily and leaves your skin feeling gross, or it doesn’t actually remove all of your eye makeup – especially for those ladies (and gents) who wear waterproof makeup.

Well my internet friends, I think I may have found the solution (get it?)

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Now, if you follow any beauty bloggers or vloggers, you’ve probably already heard about this stuff. It took me awhile to pay attention to Bioderma  Sensibio H2O (let’s just call it Bioderma for the rest of this post) because I thought it was just another super hyped product that was overpriced. I will admit that the price is up there, but I think it might be worth it.

I had only ever seen the bigger 250mL bottles for around $20, so when I came across this itty bitty 100mL bottle for $6, I grabbed it. I’m pretty glad I did, too.

Doing some research on the Bioderma product line, they have a few different types of makeup removing solutions and other products to go along with them. I have the Sensibilo (sensitive skin), but there is also the Sebium line for people with oily/combination skin. Now I do have combination skin but it’s also pretty sensitive. I decided to try the Sensibilo and I’ve had no regrets.

Two products I had previously been using were the Lancome Bi-Facial Double Action Eye Makeup Remover and the Clean & Clear Soothing Eye Makeup Remover, but they both left my skin feeling oily afterwards – Bioderma doesn’t do that. You don’t need a lot of the solution, I use a few drops on a cotton pad before I wash my face at night and I don’t have to worry about scrubbing my already sensitive eyes.

My conclusion: Although overly hyped by every beauty blogger and on the tad bit expensive side, Bioderma works for me!

What are your favourite eye makeup removers?

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My Winter Favourites (so far)

I’ve been debating whether to post about some of my favourite beauty products for awhile now, I want to keep variety on my blog so I thought – why not!

These past few (very busy) months have made me want to pamper myself a little bit more. I’ve always been a drugstore face wash and bar soap kind of girl until I fell in love with a few of the next products.

The Body Shop has always been a place I go to stock up on body wash and body butter when I’m in the mood, but over the 10 years that I’ve been shopping there, I never took a second glance at their skin care products – until now. I would classify my skin as a true combination, my T-zone is oily but otherwise I have fairly “normal” skin. I’ve been on the hunt for a great skin regime for years and I think I may have found it.

The Body Shop Seaweed line seems to do the trick, it controls the oil while still leaving the rest of my non-oily skin healthy and hydrated. At the moment I’m using the Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser, the Clarifying Toner, and the Mattifying Day Cream. This combination seems to be doing wonders for my skin. I don’t need to touch up or use as many blotting papers during long days.

I’m also using the Aloe Eye Defense and Aloe Soothing Night Cream after I wash all my makeup off at night to keep my skin hydrated, seriously loving this combination.

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As for the rest of my body, I’ve fallen in love with the Shea line at the Body Shop. Who know’s where this Body Shop obsession started but I don’t hate it.

The Shea line is great, I’m especially loving the body scrub, my skin loves it too! I’m not even joking when I say I’ve bought the majority of the line, the scent is amazing and it leaves my skin soft and hydrated.

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I think I’ll keep writing about some of my favourite (and not so favourite) products. I’ve discovered so many these past few months and I want to share!

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