It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow Palettes (Natural and Nude Palettes) Plus, One Sweep Wonder Brush Review

It cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow Palettes (Natural and Nude Palettes) Plus, One Sweet Wonder Brush Review

If you like quick makeup looks in the morning, and you like to have everything in one palette, take a look at these It Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow palettes. They've quickly become my "go to" palettes when I want a quick makeup look. The nude palette does look a little more peachy in real life, the other rosy palette is the natural palette. Both of these are gradient/ombre palettes with a highlighter, blush and bronzer section. You can also buy the One Sweep Wonder brush that is designed to pick up all three products and apply them on your face; if you're wondering how that works here is a video by Youtuber Leesha that will give you a better understanding of the concept. I will give my thoughts on the brush too.

Wet N Wild | Not A Basic Peach (Review and Swatches)

Wet N Wild| Not A Basic Peach (Review and Swatches)

Wet N Wild 'Not a Basic Peach' is one of the many 10 pan palettes available through the brand. When I think of summer, I think of peachy eyeshadow looks. I recently took this palette out and realized I didn't have a review posted and decided to post a review and swatches. These 10 pan palettes seem to have a nice range of shades with both matte and shimmers with two larger pans marked for 'transition.'

Mascara Declutter (Essence Volume Hero, Smashbox Superfan, Annabelle Skinny Mascara)

Mascara Declutter (Essence Volume Hero, Smashbox Superfan, Annabelle Skinny Mascara)

Mascara is one of those beauty products that can be hit or miss, it really depends on your lashes and what you're looking for in a  mascara. One person can love a mascara and when you try it, it doesn't work. You also have to keep in mind the three-month expiry date, if you don't want to chance an eye infection. When it comes to mascara I tend to purchase more affordable brands, I think the drugstore has great options and it's not necessary to purchase high-end mascara. I do like to purchase mascara samplers that give you the option to try different high-end mini's and sometimes a voucher is provided that you can redeem for one full-size mascara. It's great because you can try the mini and know which full size will work best for you. I think those samplers are a great way to try more expensive options.

Let's get into the three I recently tested out...

Essence Volume Hero (Purchase)

When I saw this Essence mascara the name reminded me of the It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara. The Superhero mascara has been raved about, and normally Essence Mascara are some of my favourites. I wasn't sure of the wand, the plastic applicator didn't have that many bristles and it didn't look similar to the Superhero wand. I will say I was very disappointed with this Volume Hero. It really didn't add length or volume to my lashes. I'm decluttering this one and moving on. 

Miniso Rose Natural BB Cream

Miniso Rose Natural BB Cream

This was the first product that I tried from Miniso and I opted for a BB cream. I've been leaning towards lighter coverage and thought this would be fun to try. Miniso has opened stores in Canada and they had brands that were completely new to me. When looking at the product I noticed the word natural and was interested to see how it would apply. It does not smell like rose which I was happy about, and it does look natural when you first apply it. Throughout the day I do start to look dewy and I'm sure the setting spray on top helps that out. I have dry skin and do feel that it gives me some moisture when applying it. 

Boxycharm May 2019 Unboxing (Theme: Make Waves) (Alamar Cosmetics, Glam Glow, Dose of Colors, Ciate, Bodyography)

Boxycharm May 2019 Unboxing (Theme: Make Waves) (Alamar Cosmetics, Glam Glow, Dose of Colors, Ciate, Bodyography)

My May Boxycharm showed up and I was so excited to get into the box. Throughout the month I keep an eye on spoilers and possible variations in the boxes, and this month there seemed to be a lot of variations and it was truly a surprise when I got mine. Each month Boxycharm gives you 4 or 5 full-size products, you will find some products that every charmer receives and some products are variations; so not every subscriber will receive it. Each month the boxes are also given a theme and this month was 'Make Waves." Let's get into the box...

Glamglow Gentlebubble Cleanser MSRP 28.00$

I've never tried any products from Glamglow and I do enjoy trying new cleansers. This product claims to effectively cleanse the skin and dissolve your makeup. It's recommended for all skin types, and will apparently bubble up when deep cleaning the skin. I'm interested to see if this will be a "one and done" makeup remover and cleanser. I usually double cleanse my skin. This was a product that every subscriber received.

Pur Festival Palette (Boxycharm Collaboration) Review and Swatches

Pur Festival Palette (Boxycharm Collaboration)

Pur's Festival palette is a newer palette added to my collection. It was included in a recent Boxycharm subscription box, and looking into the palette I learned that this palette was a collaboration with Boxycharm. It is limited edition and intended for one-of-a-kind festival looks with blue light defence. While I'm not a festival goer, my first thoughts of this palette were that I could wear it. It has neutrals, a few pops of colour, and two glitter pigments which make it different from my other palettes. At this time, I only have one other palette with pressed glitters. I was excited to see how this palette would perform since I own the Soiree Diaries palette and really do like it. Going into this palette, I wondered if Pur's formula would be up to par with that palette. 

The Ordinary Serum Foundation Review

The Ordinary Serum Foundation Review

I've been wanting to try The Ordinary's foundation for a while, and recently decided to give it a try. I've been enjoying trying new complexion products and with spring and summer, I like lighter coverage. Lately, I've been preferring lightweight natural foundations, especially with my current allergies. The Ordinary has this Serum foundation and the Coverage foundation which has more coverage. I decided to give the Serum Foundation a try since they are known to be lightweight products. The foundation does come in 21 shades and was less than 7$ in Canada. It does come with a pump which is always appreciated, and it has 30 ml of product.

Boxy Charm April FOMO 2019 Box Unboxing ((Ace Beauty, Luxie Beauty, Bang Beauty, Tatcha, Tarte))

Boxy Charm April FOMO 2019 Box Unboxing

It;'s been a few months since I resubscribed to Boxy Charm's monthly subscription box. I had tried it a few years ago and chose not to stay subscribed due to the fact that many of the products received weren't being used. In recent months Boxy Charm tempted me with the boxes I was seeing. One of the boxes I would have liked to receive was the month that they included the Ace Beauty Grandiose palette and the Luxie Beauty Luminous Eye Set. The palette has the colour story that I love, and those detail brushes are right up my alley. I subscribed not long after that box, and when I saw the April FOMO box could be purchased separately for already subscribed users, I decided to go ahead and get it. As a Canadian, I pay 35$ including shipping but the value far exceeds what I pay.

Let's look at what I received in the box:

Ace Beauty Grandiose Palette featuring 4 shimmer shades and 4 mattes. I've been wanting to try this palette and the brand and this was a great way to get my hands on the palette. The pan sizes are pretty big and I'm excited to give this a try. MSPR 24.99$