Makeup Revolution Reloaded Newtrals 2 (Review and Swatches)

Makeup Revolution Reloaded Newtrals 2 (Review and Swatches)

The Newtrals Vs Neutrals palette really caught on a few years ago, right around the time Too Face launched their Peach palette and the Makeup Revolution palette was seen as a good alternative. I really enjoyed the Newtrals Vs Neutrals palette and was excited to purchase this version 2 palette. As I've mentioned before, the Reloaded palettes by Revolution Beauty (formerly Makeup Revolution) are very affordable and some of their most popular palettes. I ordered this Newtrals 2 palette along with the Fever (here) palette.

Garnier Micellar Water VS Garnier Micellar Gel (Which One Works Better?)

Garnier Micellar Water and Garnier Micellar Gel (Which One Works Better?)

Garnier is a drugstore brand that I absolutely love. Their Moisture Rescue Moisturizer is a favorite during the cooler month. I purchased a Garner Micellar Water due to the positive reviews I read. I don't often purchase micellar water, I prefer cleanser removers but wanted to try something new. I was provided a Garnier Micellar Gel for review purposes and thought it would be fun to compare the two. Both of these products claim to remove all of your makeup on your face, eyes and lips. They're dermatological and ophthalmologically tested. I have sensitive/dry skin and very sensitive eyes which is why I don't like micellar waters because they tend to burn my eyes. Both of these didn't burn my eyes, which I was very happy about. 

Weekend Reading: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Weekend Reading: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Rating: 5/5
Source: Personal Copy
Publisher: Dancing Cat Books
Released: 2017
Pages: 231

Goodreads Description:

In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's Indigenous people, and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow, and dreams, means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a fifteen-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, attempt to reunite with loved ones and take refuge from the "recruiters" who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing "factories."


I picked up The Marrow Thieves because it was short listed for Canada Reads 2018. I was really happy to see an Indigenous book in the selections. I've read alot of books by Native American writers but this was my first Young Adult/Dystopian/Indigenous read. I wasn't sure what I would think about it, but I went in with no expectations. I haven't been reading alot of Young Adult books lately because I don't seem to relate to them and was hesitant about this book. As I started to read this book, I was really drawn into the concept and world. Climate change has wreaked havoc on the world, and people in North American have lost the ability to dream which has led to madness. When it is discovered that Indigenous people are the only ones who still have the ability to dream, they're hunted down. Their bone marrow is harvested and used to cure those who are dreamless. It's clear that Indigenous people are not considered human, they're a commodity, they're objects- used to benefit others.

Makeup Radar (Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Revolution Beauty, Emily Noel Collaboration)

Top: Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter, Too Faced Tutti Frutti Palette. Middle: Revolution Beauty Renaissance Flick Eyeliner Bottom: Urban Decay Aphrodisiac Palette, Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer)

Makeup Radar is going to be a new series on my blog where I talk about new makeup on my radar. This doesn't have to be new releases only, it can be just new makeup that I've discovered and want to talk to you about. I hope you like this series and I look forward to discussing these products with you.

Charlotte Tilbury has come to Sephora, and I'm excited because it has always seemed like a brand I couldn't easily get my hands on. Did you hear about it coming to Sephora? It's already on the Sephora website, and I will check my local Sephora to see if it is in store as well. This summer the Hollywood Flawless Filter (here) has been constantly talked about, and I would love to try it out. I'm all about a dewy glowy base and I love the doe foot applicator. From what I've seen this can be worn under foundation, or on the cheekbones to give you a glow.

Maybelline Total Temptations Eyeshadow + Highlight Palette (Review and Swatches)

Maybelline Total Temptations Eyeshadow + Highlight Palette (Review and Swatches)

I've seen the Maybelline Total Temptations Eyeshadow + Highlight palette around since it launched, but I didn't really think much of it. In all honesty, I don't own alot of 'drugstore' eyeshadow palettes. I own alot of affordable palettes, but not ones that I can get at the drugstore. I was provided this palette for review, and I'm happy I gave it a try. I don't think I would have tried this otherwise. These shadows were better than I expected, they're not the most pigmented shadow but they are creamy, blendable, and long lasting.

Makeup Revolution Haul (Newtrals 3, Visionary, Unleashed, Concealer, Brow Pomade)

I made another purchase through Revolution Beauty formerly Makeup Revolution, and here are the products I picked out. I love hauling from this company, because the products are great and they're so affordable. Shipping to Canada doesn't take very long, and the shipping cost is not exorbitant. I would love if they would come into our drugstores and I could pick them up in store. That would be amazing.

Zoella Quench Me Body Sorbet and So Soft Lip Oil (Zoella Splash Botanics)

Zoella Quench Me Body Sorbet and So Soft Lip Oil

The Zoella Splash Botanics range hit stores at the end of July and I was given an opportunity to try two products out. The Zoella Quench Me Body Sorbet and the So Soft Lip Oil. Immediately, I thought the packaging was very cute and I couldn't wait to try them out. The lip oil really intrigued me since I hadn't tried one before. I'm familiar with Zoella the Youtuber, but I never followed her or was a fan. I was curious about her beauty products and didn't want to pass on them. I didn't wait long to use the So Soft Lip Oil. It has a very nice tear drop applicator that holds a nice amount of product. Applying it to the lips feels very nice and it has a slight cherry scent that I enjoyed. I continued to use the lip oil during my vacation and really liked the texture on my lips. It wasn't sticky or bothersome, it felt smooth and glossy. I will say that I don't think it did much to hydrate my lips. It quickly wore away, and my lips would just feel bare. Typically, a lip balm would last longer and feel more hydrating which is what I expected with this oil. Maybe it was just my own expectations of what a lip oil would do.