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2019 Favourites

2019 Favourites

Books My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite This was a really interesting read. It had a really different style than I was used to. My Sister, the Serial Killer had short chapters and it was a really quick read, but it was gripping […]

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 […]

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, it sweetens the deal.

If you’re looking for a little extra money back, use my Rakuten code to sign up for the program and get money back every time you shop online. (I get a referral bonus if you use this link)

Here’s what I recommend to you and what’s in my cart.

Recommendations

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

These are one of my favourite lipstick formulas. It seems like Bite is reformulating these, so all of them are on sale right now for half off. When you add in the extra discount it’s a great deal.

First Aid Beauty Fablantis Set

I love First Aid Beauty skincare products, and their gift sets are alwaus amazing. They’re a pretty decent price and you get to try a whole array of their products to see what you like.

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

I love these mini palettes. There’s a great variety of colour stories, so you’ll be able to find one that suits you. The mauve obsessions one is my favourite, and I love the look of the new Nude Obsessions.

Sephora Collection Instant Masks

I’m trying to not buy sheet masks anymore. I bought one of these because they discontinued my other favourite face masks. I quite like them, and do find they make a difference. They’re a perfect stocking stuffer.

What’s In My Cart

Tarte You’re a Total Knockout Skincare Set

I’ve been struggling with my skin the last couple months. I got a sample of the Knockout Tingling Treatment Toner in my last order, and I’ve found that it works really well for me. It’s hard for me to resist a set!

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicon Primer

I love this primer. I’ve gone through a couple of these already. It’s incredibly affordable as well.

There’s also a few Christmas gifts I am picking up, so I can’t list them here! What are you going to pick up in the sale? Check out my other Sephora Recommendations and Hauls here.

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 […]

April & May Empties

April & May Empties

Another few months have come and gone, and so have a few products. I’m actively trying to finish things before purchasing new ones. It’s easier for me to use up skincare products rather than makeup products. With skincare, I don’t feel the need to have multiples of moisturizers, face washes, etc. Anyway, here’s what I’ve used up lately.

Sephora Collection Cucumber Eye Masks

Do eye masks actually work? I’m not totally sure if they work. I like to use them before a big event. They’re a nice relaxation thing. Would I buy it again? I mean probably, but I’m not rushing out to buy them.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Oil

I haven’t run into a FAB product that I haven’t liked, and this was no exception. I loved this little sample pack. It was a nice, hydrating oil without ever feeling too heavy. Would I buy it again? I would consider purchasing the full-sized version of this.

Drunk Elephant Protini Peptine Moisturizer

I’ve been wanting to try something from Drunk Elephant for a while, but the whole line is pretty pricey. I liked this moisturizer, but it wasn’t life changing. Would I buy it again? I don’t think so.

BB Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer

I don’t blow dry my hair THAT often, but I like to use a protector when I do. It’s a nice product, and I enjoyed using it. It made my hair softer when I used it. Would I buy it again? I don’t think so. I liked it, but I didn’t love it and I’d rather try another product.

First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream

I got this in a set for Christmas and I was really excited to try it. I loved this moisturizer. I like a moisturizer that isn’t super heavy and this one is perfect for my skin. Would I buy it again? Yes! It was half price a couple weeks ago on the Sephora website and I regret not picking it up.

Revolution Beauty Conceal and Define Concealer in C5

I have bought this concealer at least 3 or 4 times. It has now become solely my face concealer rather than my under eye concealer. It’s reasonably priced and I think it works well. Would I buy it again? Yep!

Sephora Collection Sleeping Mask

I really like the Sephora Collection skincare items. These masks are at the top of my list. I can get a couple uses out of these and they’re very reasonably priced. Would I buy it again? Yes.

Sephora Collection Cleansing Coconut Water Wipes

I don’t regularly use makeup wipes. I’d rather just use a cleanser to remove makeup. I liked to have this little pack around for the times that I did want to use a makeup wipe. They’re very gentle and I love anything coconut. Would I buy it again? Maybe.

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Moisturizer

This sample was NICE. I loved the way it made my skin feel. I considered getting a full-sized version for about 2 seconds before I saw the price. $122.00 was not happening for me!! Nothing is that nice. Would I buy it again? Uh, no.

Sephora Collection Green Tea Face Mask

I find little difference happening when I use a sheet mask. But, I did find that this one help to calm down a breakout I was having, so I was impressed. Would I buy it again? Yes, I feel like I should always have a few of these on deck.

Radius Vegan Soft Floss

I bought this thinking it was biodegradable, but I don’t think this actually is. I floss daily. Yes, I am one of those people that listens to their parents and their dentist almost always. I liked this floss, but I’d prefer the one that actually is biodegradable. Would I buy it again? Probably not.

Clear Action Deep Cleaning Astringent

An astringent has been a part of my skincare routine since high school. I feel like it’s necessary for me. It helps clean out all the dirt and grime living in my face. I’m not the most brand loyal when it comes to this, so that’s why I bought this store brand one. Would I buy it again? Yep.

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 […]

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 […]

Project Pan 2019

Project Pan 2019

I have a lot of makeup products that I need to use. I get a deep sense of satisfaction when I finish products up. I can pretty easily finish up foundations, concealers, lotions, and anything else I’m using on a regular basis. I have a harder time with lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes, etc. because I’m always wanting to try different ones.

I thought maybe I should take inspiration from the Project Panning community and pick out a few products to try and use up by the end of 2019.

Here’s what I’m going to try and pan:

Foil Pack Samples – I’ve always had a weird thing about hording samples and never using them. I don’t know why. I put them away and never use them, telling myself that maybe one day I will. The biggest problem is that I just kind of forget I have them. I put these right on my vanity where I can see them in hopes that I will indeed use them.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop – I got this mini version of the infamous Champagne Pop as a 100 point perk from Sephora. There has been so much hype about this highlighter that I didn’t really think I would love it THAT much. But I do. It’s fantastic. It’s buildable, so you can use it for a subtle glow or a really popping highlight. I do have a slightly bigger mini or this, so I won’t feel too bad about using this one up. Plus, the packaging on this cheap mini broke so it’s not great to travel with anymore.

Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette – This is my most-used palette by far. I love how small it is, and I take it on every trip I go on. You can create a surprising amount of looks with it, considering how small it is. I’ve had it for a long time and have put a nice dent in a couple of the shades, but I really want to hit pan in this palette this year. I’ve never hit pan on an eyeshadow before.

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé – This came as part of the Sephora birthday set last year, and it is a perfect mauvey-nude. It’s a very flattering colour and is extremely wearable, so I think it will be able to use this quite a lot.

MAC Cosmetics Mini Lipstick in Velvet Teddy – This was another super hyped product that I bought into. I love MAC lipsticks. I don’t reach for this colour a lot, and I’m not sure why. It’s a really nice beige that can work with a lot of eyelooks. Again, because it’ a mini I think I might be able to get through this one.

Benefit Cosmetics Powders in Hoola Matte Bronzer and Rockateur Blush – I got these two powders in a holiday set a couple years ago and I still use it fairly regularly. As you can see, there is a pretty good dent in the bronzer, but I tend to only use it as a contour shade. I think I could use it quicker by also using it as a bronzer. The blush shade is a really nice subtle pink that is nice on the daily.

NYX Concealer Jar – I like this concealer to cover up blemishes. It’s creamy and easy to blend. I bought a back up of this already and I;m not even halfway through this one. I’ve been going lighter with foundation lately and going heavier on concealer. I think I can use this product up faster if I use it like that.

Sephora Haul – January 2019

Sephora Haul – January 2019

It’s January. My skin has been shit. I needed some new things to hopefully make my skin less shit, so I paid a visit to our saviour, Sephora with a gift card in hand. Well, the online version of Sephora. It’s January so I try […]