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Nivea 2-In-1 Moisturizing Primer

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  Nivea’s Claims Nivea tells me that this 2-in-1 Moisturizing Primer is a lightweight, non-greasy makeup base that will moisturize and refresh my skin. This gel-cream is supposed to absorb quickly into the skin and is enriched with vitamin E and natural lotus extract. First Impressions I can remember over a year ago watching countless…

The $5 Lip Balm I’m Obsessed With

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  Annabelle Lipsies Lip Balm in “Raspberry” and “Watermelon” I’ve been a fan of Annabelle Cosmetics since I was in my twenties. I love their pigmented eye shadow formulas and blushes, which are budget friendly when compared to other drugstore cosmetics. I haven’t seen Annabelle products in a while, so I decided to look up…

My (Late) December Ipsy Bag + First Impressions

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Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Ipsy “Unzipped” – $17USD I’ve received a blush and an eye shadow from Ofra in previous Ipsy bags and really liked them, so it’s not surprising that this *Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick was an instant lip lover. It has the most amazing formula – goes on super smooth, dries…

The Umbra Starfish Hair Catcher = Hair-Free Drains

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I ordered two Umbra Starfish Drain Covers from Amazon (here) when I was about seven months pregnant. Once baby Iva reached four months, I wasn’t able to run my fingers through my hair without several strands falling out. Since then, I’ve been leaving a trail of hair where ever I go and I tend to…

e.l.f. Cosmetics Haul + First Impressions

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Highlighting Studio Blush in “Berry Merry” While I have quite a few pink or coral blushes in my collection, it’s been a while since I’ve had a nice mauve blush for the fall/winter months. “Berry Merry” is just the mauve shade I was looking for. With gold flecks speckled throughout (that don’t show…

3 Budget Bronzers For Pale Skin

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For any pale girls looking to try out the much more expensive Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer, I reviewed and swatched it here and was super disappointed. It looks like a beautiful light taupe in the box, but looks like a pale orange on my skin.   . . Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder #3 by The Body…

(Belated) Beauty Favourites

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The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, 240mL It took me forever to get my hands on this popular toner since it was out of stock at The Ordinary a few months ago. Was it worth the wait? I think so. It’s made with Tasmanian Pepperberry to reduce skin irritation, as well as aloe vera, ginseng…

November Ipsy Bag + First Impressions

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   Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (teeny tiny size) – $24CAD (full size) I’ve heard great things about Laneige and they’ve been on my list of must-try brands for a while now. So it goes without saying that I was jazzed to give this Lip Sleeping Mask a whirl. It’s made with “moisture wrap technology” – …

Maybelline Fit Me Hydrate + Smooth Foundation Review

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  Maybelline Claims… … Fit Me Hydrate + Smooth is a dewy foundation formulated to hydrate and smooth skin texture for an overall luminous finish. The formula includes SPF 18 for sun protection and comes in 16 shades (mainly light to medium tones). Meant for dry to normal skin types, Fit Me Hydrate + Smooth retails…

Whats Up Nails Hallowe’en Graveyard Nail Vinyls – First 10 Readers Get A Set Free!

· Because it's not Hallowe'en without them! ·

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Whats Up Nails graciously provided me with a set of free Graveyard Nail Vinyls to try out for myself. They were also kind enough to supply me with a special coupon code for the first 10 readers of this post to use to get a free set! Thank you Whats Up Nails! I’ve never used…