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Sephora Haul – February 2020

Sephora Haul – February 2020

I’ve had a pretty crazy 2020 so far. Because I’m very good at justifying things to myself, I thought my hard work so far this year deserved a treat in the form of a trip (online) to Sephora. Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation in L40 I […]

2019 Favourites

2019 Favourites

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Everything I’ve tried from BITE Beauty

Everything I’ve tried from BITE Beauty

I am a lipstick fiend. Sorry, I can’t help it. I love all of the bright colours. I love the way lipstick makes you feel. Because of this, I have accumulated many, many lip products. One of my favourite brands is BITE Beauty.

BITE Beauty is a cruelty-free, Canadian company that focuses exclusively on lip products. They are reformulating all of their products to make them vegan, which they will be launching in 2020. So right now you can get almost all of their products with a major discount on their website and at Sephora.

Here’s everything I’ve tried from BITE Beauty:

Amuse Bouche Lipstick

This is more or less BITE’s flagship product. They are best known for these creamy, pigmented lipsticks. If you’re willing to invest in a really great lipstick, these are my absolute favourite. I find they have good lasting power, and they’re easy to apply. There’s also great range of colours – from neutral to very bold. If you’re nervous about spending that much money on a lipstick, these come up all the time as Sephora points perks.

You can even make your own shade of the Amuse Bouche lipsticks at the BITE Beauty Lip Lab! Read more about my experience at the Lip Lab here.

Favourite Shade: Beetroot


The Multisticks are probably my favourite product BITE makes. Multi-use products aren’t for everyone, but I personally love them. These have a matte finish, which makes it work well as a lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow. I love a monochromatic look, and these are perfect for that. The Prismatic Pearl Multistick makes a nice glittery highlight and lip topper.

Favourite Shade: Mauvember 2017

Outburst Longwear Lip Stain

I got one of these as a birthday present to myself, because that’s the only way I could justify spending $30 on a lip stain. I think I might have gotten it during a Sephora sale as well, so that soften the blow just a scootch. It’s a great product. It’s a gorgeous lipstain that fades really nicely throughout the day. The colours of this collection are perfect for spring and summer. I’d love to see them come out with different colours in the future.

Favourite Shade: Strawberry Frose

Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

I received these complimentary for review from Influenster (sign up here!). They’re my least favourite thing I’ve tried from BITE. The formula I think would be great for some people, it just wasn’t for me. It felt a little heavy and thick for me. They are super pigmented though. Check out more about these lipsticks in this blog post.

Favourite Shade: Flambe

Lip Pencil

These are a classic wooden lip liner. They are creamy and smooth. I don’t think I would ever think to buy these on my own – I received these from Influenster as well – I don’t usually reach for a lip liner. I do like these a lot, but again, I really don’t think I’d buy these at full price. I’d recommend picking them up while they’re still on sale.

Favourite Shade: 044

Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Okay, so I also got these from Influenster. They’re great if you love the Amuse Bouche colours, but you were looking for a matte finish. Like the OG, they’re very pigmented and long-wearing. I find that the citrus-y scent is preeeetty strong in these.

Favourite Shade: Red Velvet

French Press Lip Gloss

These lip glosses were all the hype when they came out in 2018, and with good reason! They are great lip glosses. They aren’t overly sticky. I will say the coffee scent is a little stale for me. The colours have a nice nude range.

Favourite Shade: Dirty Chai

Agave Lip Mask

The Agave Lip Masks are a cult favourite. It’s rare to see beauty YouTuber that doesn’t rave about these. They are really fanastic I love to put it on a night, or if my lips are feeling really dry during the day. My mom likes to wear hers as a lip gloss.

Favourite Shade: Maple

High Pigment Lip Pencil

They aren’t really making or selling these anymore. You can still find a few odd colours at Sephora, and sometimes you can find some nice ones at Winners or TJ Maxx. I really like these, and wish they didn’t discontinue them. I guess they’re not THAT different from the Matte Creme Lip Crayon though.

Favourite Shade: Bramble

Line & Define Lip Primer

I’m also not sure if they’re making these anymore either. I got this it the Matte Creme Lip Crayon box from Influenster. I’m not totally sure of its purpose? I guess it makes your lipsticks last longer, but I’ve never really had an issue with that. I guess I should start using it more to see if it makes a difference.

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Well folks, another VIB sale at Sephora has arrived. It comes at the perfect time to start some Christmas shopping. Most of the gift sets are out already as well, so you can get a lot of value with those. With an extra little discount, […]

Influenster Voxbox – Kat Von D True Portrait Foundation

Influenster Voxbox – Kat Von D True Portrait Foundation

I received these products complimentary from Influenster and Kat Von D for review. I was looking forward to trying a new high-end foundation. I don’t often buy high-end foundation unless it’s on sale, so it was great that this one was coming to my door. […]

Sephora Haul – August 2019

Sephora Haul – August 2019

I had refrained from making any Sephora purchases for a good portion of the year. But with my recent engagement (and subsequent need to get my skincare act together, and a Sephora sale I thought it was as good a time as any to put in an order. A few items were purchased before the sale, and a few were purchased during.

Here’s what I got:

BITE Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain in Strawberry Frozé

I’ve had my eye on this lipstick since it was released. I love BITE Beauty products – I even made my own lipsticks with them last year! I would have probably bought the Orange Fizz shade if it wasn’t sold out, but I do love this hot pink. The formula is very nice. It’s creamy but very long-lasting. The first time I wore it I got a bunch of compliments on the colour. If they weren’t $30 a pop (I know, I know – that’s ridiculous) I would buy the whole collection.

Sephora Collection Glow Peel Pads

I was looking for a chemical exfoliant that wouldn’t be too tough on my skin, and this seemed like the perfect thing. After one use, I liked the results and my skin didn’t freak out so I’m happy to keep using them.

Sephora Collection Bright Skin Exfoliating Scrub

While I was at it, I also got a physical exfoliator!! I just wanted something that would be a nice little scrub to use a couple times a week. I like it so far, but I’m not obsessed with it or anything.

Sephora Collection All Day Hydrator

I think I’m obsessed with the Sephora Collection skincare collection? It’s pretty reasonably priced for Sephora, you know? Anyway, I really like this moisturizer. It’s pretty light-feeling. But it maaaay be breaking me out, I’m not sure yet.

First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub

I have been blessed with breakouts on my back from the tender age of 13. Over the last few years, since I’ve been a real-life adult, it hasn’t been as bad as it was when I was a teen. But it’s still not totally gone, so I figured I would try this scrub to see if it would help. This is a HARDCORE scrub though, wow.

Sephora Spring 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations

Sephora Spring 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations

Sephora, our higher end beauty mecca, is infamous for having very few sales. Sorry if you fell in love with a $30 mascara but can’t justify paying that every time the suggested 3 month usage period is up. Luckily, Sephora does have a sale in […]

March Empties

March Empties

I am currently trying to pan some of my makeup products, but here are some of the things I finished up in the month of March. Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo I got this shampoo as part of a set for my birthday last year […]

Bite Beauty Lip Lab

Bite Beauty Lip Lab

I’m a lipstick fiend. There is nothing I am better at than convincing myself that I don’t already have that colour of lipstick. One of my favourite brands, BITE Beauty, has a place in Toronto where you can make custom lipsticks.

For my birthday a couple months ago, we visited the BITE Beauty Lip Lab.

There are a couple options to make your lipstick – 1 custom colour, 2 custom colours, or 2 bespoke lipsticks. I chose to make 2 custom colours. With the bespoke service you are choosing the exact mix of pigments, creating a brand new shade. This comes at a price, and it was quite a bit more than creating 2 custom shades.

With the custom shades, you talk to your artist about the colours you are going for, and what finish you want. I knew I wanted one satin and one matte. The colours I wanted were an orangey-coral, and some sort of wearable purple. The artist, Kat, suggested that the purple be matte and the coral be the satin.

We started looking at pigment colours, and we went through a few before we nailed down what I was looking for.

When the mixing was done, a scent was added. I chose cherry for the coral, and vanilla for the purple. I kiiiind of wish I chose the violet scent for the purple, you know to stick with the theme.

Then the mixes were microwaved to melt them, and poured into the mould before freezing.

Then they are tubed.

And then you have your lipsticks!!! Check out the final products.

I haven’t named them yet, any suggestions?

Some may think that $80 for two lipsticks is absurd, and I am with you for the most part. BITE lipsticks usually retail for $30 each, so to pay $10 more for it to be customised isn’t THAT absurd. This isn’t something I’m going to be doing every week, and I’m so glad I did it!

Influenster Voxbox – Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Primer

Influenster Voxbox – Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Primer

I was super excited to receive this voxbox complimentary for review from Marc Jacobs Beauty and Influenster Canada. I, not being that bougie, have never tried anything from this brand before. They sent over the new Velvet Noir Primer along with the classic Velvet Noir […]