Almost forgot how gorgeous and vibrant Wet n Wild Mega Liner in Turquoise is! I haven’t used it in a while and couldn’t stop checking out my eyes in the mirror after applying it. You can see my original review here.
I’ve been super busy/stressed/sleep-deprived over school projects recently, but finally, a new review!
Peacock Lustre was really an impulse buy: Ulta had buy one get one 50% and the colour was just so pretty and unique to my current stash of shadows. I don’t have a teal quite like this, since it leans more green than my other shadows. It sort of has a foresty-green base (I’m terrible at describing colours).
The large window on the packaging is great at showing off the colour and catching your eye at the drugstore, but overall the black plastic case feels a bit flimsy and cheap; I wouldn’t suggest throwing this in your bag where it could get knocked around a lot.
Not that it really affects my opinion of Peacock Lustre, but I personally I don’t feel it’s “peacock” enough—the shimmeriness is right, but it needs to be either brighter or deeper (see: Joe Fresh Peacock nail polish). For its price range, it feels fairly soft and smooth.
(Me wearing it + more info under the cut)
I picked up lots of drugstore goodies during an adventure to Washington state. I ended up buying a lot of Revlon products: two Luxurious shadows (Vintage Lace matte and Peacock Lustre Satin, ColorStay Brow Enhancer, lash adhesive, and a quad in Silver Fox. On the skin care side, I bought Garnier Moisture Rescue lotion and gel-cream, as well as the tinted anti-dark-circle roller. Everything else: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk, a WnW palette in Petal Pusher, and Burt’s Bees cuticle cream. I went back and got the China Glaze Sea Spray polish I really regretted not buying last time—look forward to seeing it tomorrow in a nail post!
Also, if you see a product here that you’d really like to read about, please let me know and I will try to put it on the top of my list :>
They may look stern but these turtle Pillow Pets I bought during the trip are ultra cuddly. They were so adorable I couldn’t not get them. One is a house-warming gift for my brother haha. It can lie flat to be used as a pillow and has a velcro strap underneath to pull the sides together and make it stand up like a normal stuffed animal (it is still super comfy as a pillow like this). If the two look different, it’s because they are. We bought them at two different Wal-marts and were shocked when we put them side-by-side. The colours as well as the shape of the head is different; my brother’s is also significantly fluffier/fatter.
Anonymous asked: I put in "eyeliner" in the search and one of your posts came up. I use the givenchy phenomen'eyes mascara. Its can be clumpy not going to lie, but I've found it rather water proof. I don't think it advertises that its waterproof/resistant, but its worked well. The ball applicator is also interesting. I hope whatever eye issues you are having get better soon!
I had laser eye surgery recently and have to use eyedrops several times a day for post-op care, which can cause my eye makeup to smudge :< The spiky ball on Phenomen’eyes is pretty interesting. Thank you for the suggestion and the well wishes!
I MISS YOU ;______;
I’ve gotten the okay to wear eye makeup again but I am still on a regimen of several doses of eyedrops a day, which presents a new problem: excess eyedrop fluid smudging all my eye makeup. I’ve been avoiding eye makeup altogether to avoid the potential makeup disaster, but I’m really missing my gel liners and mascara. It looks like the next couple weeks will be a test of what products are the most waterproof/resistant.
Although I have a few waterproof eyeliners, I don’t have any waterproof mascara :< Have any suggestions for me?
Spotted today at Shoppers: cute little eyeshadow pencils from Annabelle. I haven’t really had time to lurk Shoppers like I used to and check out the new spring collections coming out, so when I saw this new spring offering from Annabelle I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to swatch them.
Melonade, Mokamirage, Absinthe-Minded, BluBomb, Grapefull
Melonade, Mokamirage, and Absinthe-Minded have some shimmer to them, while BluBomb and Grapefull are more matte. The shade names are perfect matches to the colours they produce :> I was pleasantly surprised at how pigmented and creamy these pencils are. After taking the swatch photos in the store, I tried to wipe away the swatches with a tissue and they hardly budged! I was able to get most of it off by adding hand sanitizer to the tissue. From this I’m optimistic that they’re unlikely to crease or smudge; combined with the fact that they are so pigmented and smooth I might not be able to wait for a sale to pick them up!
These pencils are exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart and are priced at $9.99.
I spied the Hello Kitty collection recently at Sephora. As expected, it seems to be pretty popular with a lot of people checking it out, so I was only able to get away with swatches for the Charmmy Eyeshadow Sticks—for now, that is.
Cupcake (pale gold-beige), Birthday Cake (light tan/bronze), Teacup (medium bronze), Cookies (warm brown), Sour Apple (gold-green), Fish Bowl (icy blue)
Overalls (pearly cool blue), Cream Puff (very pale lavender), Sweet Lavender (lilac), Cotton Candy (eggplant), Snowflake (silver)
Playground (dark gray), Kimono (near-black purply-blue)
The shades have super adorable names of course, although Cotton Candy kind of throws me off just because I don’t think of an eggplant/plum colour when I think of cotton candy.
All the Charmmy Eyeshadow Sticks have shimmer to them, although some more than others. Friendship is MIA as there was no tester available.
I liked the smooth application of these sticks and the colour payoff is pretty good. I found Birthday Cake, Teacup, Cookies, Sweet Lavender, Playground, and Kimono to have the smoothest texture.
These sticks are exclusive to Sephora and currently $21 CAD. Do you see any shades you’d like to pick up for yourself?
First off, it’s been a while since I posted a review. Sorry everyone. I’ve been pretty low on free time/energy lately and reviews take a long time to write, photograph and edit. Thank you for following and reading :>
I’ve loved the 24/7 liners from afar for a while now, swatching and admiring their smooth application and vibrant colour before—with a heavy heart—having to turn away at the $20 CAD pricetag. I finally gave in for Jackpot because of the awesome value of the set: the 9 half-size liners plus a full-size liner pencil in Zero was well-worth the $43 pricetag (I think I got $15 off because of a coupon on top of that!)
I’ve said before that sometimes value sets aren’t that great of a deal for me because there are shades or products in the set that I don’t like. This is definitely not the case here, as I love all of the shades included in the Jackpot set: Eldorado (gorgeous gold), Whiskey, Stash (dark golden olive), Mildew (deep green), Electric (bright blue), Ransom (bright purple), Binge (navy), Rockstar (dark plummy purple), Gunmetal (shimmery grey), Zero (black).