Makeup This Week (Morphe, Becca, Pixi, L'Oreal, Kiss, Revolution Beauty, Physicians Formula, Clinique, Stila)

Makeup This Week (Morphe, Becca, Pixi, L'Oreal, Kiss, Revolution Beauty, Physicians Formula, Clinique, Stila)

This week I've been enjoying a neutral quick eye, and I've been using the Morphe 9B Bronzed Babe. I did review this palette and you can find it here. I didn't realize that I would enjoy the simplicity of this 9 pan palette. I usually keep large palettes on my vanity. I can create complete looks with the Bronzed Babe, it has enough shades to allow me to build my color and give the look dimension. The bronzed shades in this palette are just gorgeous, and I'm really happy with this palette. It doesn't have a shade light enough for a brow bone highlight, but I've been using a single shade from Kiss called Unicorn. It's bright and shimmery but not too shimmery. I think it's great for every day. 

Two New Products In My Routine: Reversa Cleansing Micellar Solution and Skin Smoothing Cream

Two New Products In My Routine: Reversa Cleansing Micellar Solution and Skin Smoothing Cream

Reversa is a brand that I was introduced to this year. The first product I tried was the 3 in 1 Mild Gel Cleanser (review.) I'm still using it, and enjoying it. I added in the Micellar Solution and Skin Smoothing Cream into my routine recently. Now that I use the Micellar Solution, I use the Gel Cleanser more as a cleanser and not a makeup remover.

Confession: I don't use alot of Micellar Solutions to remove my makeup. I go through a bottle in no time, because I spill it when putting it onto cotton rounds. I prefer a more solid makeup remover because I feel like I get more use out of it. I was a little reluctant to try this, but it was sent for review purposes and I was curious. When I noticed that it had a pump, I was much more encouraged to give it a try. The second issue, I normally have with these products is that they cause my eyes to burn. If my eyes burn, it's out. I won't go through that hassle. I'm very happy to report this does not burn my eyes at all. As for removing my makeup, it does a great job. It breaks down my eye makeup and mascara very quickly and easily. I don't have to run at my eyes. It is very gently and doesn't dry out my skin either. I really like that it doesn't leave any residue and I'm left feeling fresh and clean. I really enjoyed this and the pump really made the difference.

Recommended Eye Blending Brushes (Sigma, BH Cosmetics, Morphe)

Recommended Eye Blending Brushes (Sigma, BH Cosmetics, Morphe)

Today, I wanted to share the blending brushes that I use constantly when doing my eyeshadow. I have alot of brushes but I keep coming back to these brushes because they work the best for me.

Transition/ General Blending Brushes

Sigma E40: The Sigma E40 is a great blending brush. It's a great size to lay down my transition shade and start the eye shadow look. I like to also use this brush to continue blending throughout the eye look. This is a very soft brush synthetic brush.

BH Cosmetics V5: This is a single synthetic brush in the B H Cosmetics Vegan line. It's so soft and a great affordable option. I use this brush for my transition area and general blending of my looks.

Morphe M441- The M441 is a fluffy blending brush with natural bristles. It's a very popular Morphe brush that many use for the crease.

Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Dark Magic Palette (Review and Swatches)



Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Dark Magic Palette (Review and Swatches)

Have you ever felt intimidated by an eyeshadow palette? I will fully admit that the Dark Magic palette intimidated me and it took me awhile to get around to trying it. These colors are not in my every day collection. This is why it's the 4th palette review of the Vault collection on my blog. I really like stepping outside of my comfort zone when it comes to eyeshadow but sometimes it takes me a while to warm up to it. Especially, when a palette is as dark as this one. I decided to look at tutorials on Youtube and give this palette a try. I watched Angela Bright and followed this tutorial. I thought it looked wearable and decided to give it a try. I was so happy with my look and ecstatic that I finally tried this palette. 

Karity | Rose All Day (Review and Swatches)

Karity | Rose All Day Review and Swatches

The Karity Rose All Day palette has been on my wishlist since it was first released. I picked it up in October and couldn't wait to create some pink eye looks. I previously purchased their Just Peachy Palette (review) and their Nudes and Rudes (review) palette which I enjoyed both. The Rose All Day palette seemed fun and different and I was so excited but as I tried this palette I realized it wasn't what I was expecting. This palette really lacked pigmentation. Let's get into it....

Morphe 9B Bronzed Babe Sephora Canada Purchase

Morphe 9B Bronzed Babe Sephora Canada Purchase

You can never have too many browns right? right... that's my story and i'm sticking to it. When Morphe released these 9 pan palettes, they were exclusive to Ulta Beauty and as a Canadian I didn't bother due to the shipping and customs. Now that Morphe has come to Sephora Canada, we had 3 of these palettes available to us. I was so excited to actually see the 9B and the 9C in my Sephora store. I picked both up for 16$. What I didn't realize was how much I would enjoy this palette. Yes, it's another neutral palette but this smaller palette allowed me to do my makeup so quickly and easily in the morning. It gave me options and I had every thing that I needed to create a look. 

Exfoliating Scrubs: High End and Budget Friendly (Dr. Brandy PoreDermabrasion and Garnier SkinActive Deep Pore Exfoliating Scrub)

Exfoliating Scrubs: High End and Budget Friendly (Dr. Brandy PoreDermabrasion and Garnier SkinActive Deep Pore Exfoliating Scrub)


At the moment, I have these two exfoliating scrubs on rotation. I like them both equally and thought I would talk about each one. Depending on your budget or preference for scrubs, you might want to try one over the other. What are exfoliating scrubs used for? Exfoliating is an important step in a skincare routine because it helps to remove dead skin cells. It helps to revive the skin and deep cleanse prepping it for your moisturizer and/or serums. Depending on your skin type you will need to find an exfoliator that works well for you. In my case, I have normal to dry skin. I don't like the exfoliate more than once a week. You can over do it with scrubs, no one than once or twice a week and what I've read. 

Talking Myself Out Of The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette (Berry/Raspberry Eyeshadow Trend) Affordable Alternatives

Talking Myself Out Of The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette (Berry/Raspberry Eyeshadow Trend)  Affordable Alternatives

The Berry/Raspberry eyeshadow trend has really come about this fall/winter season and I've been really tempted by the Naked Cherry palette. I picked up the Rimmel London Crimson palette and that really made me want to wear more of these colors. I decided to look through my collection and see if I could find more palettes that have a similar color theory. I found some...

Talking Myself Out Of The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette (Berry/Raspberry Eyeshadow Trend)  Affordable Alternatives