Being Nostalgic with Shu Uemura Limited Edition collection

shu uemura eye pencil review

These days there’s so much makeup to choose from and smaller makeup companies opening everywhere.  It’s like if you went to your favorite makeup store once a week, you’d find something new and exciting.  From foundation, a new mascara, and eye palette or even a new highlighter, it’s so hard to choose just one.  For me I get super excited and need to try out the new colors.  But amongst all the makeup that comes out, you need to find something that is just for you.  You may like everything you see that you have to be a little selective and see what will fit into your wardrobe of makeup if you have something like that ‘cause as a makeup junkie I know I do!

My black eyeliner was finished, so I was on the hunt for a new pencil when I happened to see a limited edition Shu Uemura and which featured the super Mario brothers!  I was so excited and I think a part of me was nostalgic when I purchased this product.  I literally was hearing the theme song of the video game in my head.  It is very interesting how something like a makeup collection can make you feel and act like a kid again.

But this article is not me as a kid playing super Mario brothers, it’s about the trend these days and that trend is about being nostalgic and fairy tales.  These days you can look like an 80’s star or look like a fantasy fairy princess and wear all the highlighter or glitter you want.  In this article I will be reviewing the eyeliner pencil.

Limited edition Shu Uemura black eye pencil

I know it’s but just an eye pencil like any other eye pencil but when it’s part of super Mario brothers collection and if you remember yourself when you’re playing the game as a kid and you hear the theme song to it, it’s obviously calling out your name.  Plus it was a chance to finally you something from this line that I’ve heard great things about.

This eyeliner is not only an eyeliner but can be used as an eye shadow as well.  It is very soft in texture but if you’re using as an eye shadow be quick to smudge it as it sets pretty quickly.  It comes in four different colors, pink, orange, brown and the one I picked black.

For $28.00 the package it came in was not what I expected as it was only in a plastic bag like package.  But the actual pencil was all black embossed with the flowers that were in the game that when collected you grew. (at least that’s what I think it did) you can correct me if I’m wrong about this as I haven’t played this game in such a long time  The actual pencil when you used it, glided on smoothly and the pigments in the pencil are great as they were bold in color.

I do have oily eyelids, but this pencil stayed on all day and did not smudge at all.  Wearing it on top of eyeshadows, it did not bleed into the colors and wearing it on the bottom of my eye it did not smudge.  You can get a soft winged look, but for sharper lines definitely use a liquid or sharper eye pencil as this one can be used as an eye shadow, the lines are very soft for an everyday look which is exactly what I’m looking for.

For me, I don’t wear a lot of eye makeup except for my mascara and eyeliner.  So picking out a great eyeliner that stays on all day and dozens smudge is exactly what I’m looking for.  But however you pick your next makeup item, just be sure you’re doing it because you absolutely love it or can’t live without it or your nostalgic like me.  Have a good day my beauties!

shu urmura eye makeup review

My Skincare Routine for my Body and A Review

Clarins Body lotion skincare

It’s that time of the year when we have to put away our summer clothes, put our sandals at the back of the closet and freshen up our makeup and skincare.  We tend to gravitate towards nourishing and more moisturizing products to comfort and soothe our skin because we definitely take a hit when the cold, harsh winter hits us.

Since last winter I noticed my skin getting drier and a bit if she now and then, especially when it got very cold.  And since last winter I’ve added another product to my routine for my body.  I actually have three products that I use on my skin for my body.  Crazy right?  But not exactly, at least I don’t think so.  I’ve just found a routine that works for me.

The three products that I’ll be using this winter will be a thermal spray water to help soothe and calm down itching on my skin, a body moisturizer that has 10% glycolic acid that I use a couple times a week to help exfoliate the skin and a body moisturizer to help keep my skin healthy and nourished throughout the winter months.  In this post, I will be talking about the third product and give you both links down below to the thermal water spray and the 10% glycolic acid body moisturizer I use.

clarins body lotion review

Clarins satin  smooth body lotion

I love products from this line because I’ve never run into a problem with their skincare, so I decided to get their body lotion.  This body lotion is lighter and melts into the skin very quickly which I love because my skin can’t really handle heavy or greasy creams.  This body lotion has the right amount of moisture to keep my skin moisturized all day without feeling heavy.

It is also very skin friendly with natural ingredients and being paraben free and having a mild fragrance to it, this body lotion doesn’t mix with my perfume.  The ingredients that it has in this product is hyaluronic acid to retain the moisture, sorbier bud to even out skin tone and katafay extract to help with the texture of your skin, it seems like a reasonable choice to pick this body lotion for the winter.

Now I am usually quite lazy when it comes to putting on my body care, but this year I have noticed the difference in my skin and I will be trying my best to keep up with my routine.  Overall this body lotion is super light on the skin, does not leave a greasy film on my body and doesn’t leave anything on my close as well.  So now that I found a body lotion that I can agree with and actually love using, I will try to be more consistent with my routine.

We all have very busy lives these days but I think taking 5 minutes to pamper yourself with massaging your skin with your fave body lotion, might just help to relax you and say goodbye to your stresses of the day.  So until next time have a good day and I’ll see you here next week my beauties!

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Changing Makeup with the Seasons

As the seasons change the change our skincare, clothing, even our accessories like bags and shoes.  We even change our color of makeup like lipsticks or eye shadow but we don’t change our makeup when our skin changes during the seasons.  You may need to or not and if you’re one of the lucky ones, good for you.  But what if your summer foundation wasn’t as effective in the fall or winter season?  You may need to switch a few things to keep your complexion glowing and looking fabulous all year long.

Here are some reasons why maybe you should think about changing your makeup:

  • Switch powdered highlighter as an blushes to creamier versions to get aid dewy look
  • For drier skin types find a moisturizing foundation or tinted moisturizer if you want a more natural look, to give you that extra boost of moisture
  • When it comes to powders, depending on your skin type we all need a powder to set the makeup and finish the look. There are powders that are moisturizing so it doesn’t fall into fine lines or look cakey.
  • Consider long wearing or waterproof eye makeup like mascara or liners if you’re like me and your eyes tend to water up like mine when it’s cold and windy.
  • And if your lips are like mine and they tend to dry up, think about wearing moisturizing gloss and lipsticks vs. The long wearing ones that tend to dry up your lips.
  • GLITTER! Wear it during the holidays or wear it every day.  Hehehe

This season I will be sticking to my Dior air flash foundation.  But my glosses, eyeliner and my powder will be changing.  I did do a review on this foundation before so I will link it in this article below.  My skin has changed and it feels tight and dehydrated so I just need to change a few things around.  I’d tend not to wear too much eye makeup as my eyes water up when it’s colder.  But one thing that will never change is me wearing my sunscreen.  Always no matter what wear your sunscreen, you may not burn, but the sun still comes out and even if it’s a cloudy day the sun is right behind those clouds.

Thank you for reading this article this week and I’ll see you soon.  Have a good day my beauties!

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This entry was posted on November 13, 2017, in Makeup.

Sheet Masks Vs. Mask in a Jar: Which one do you prefer?

sheet masks vs. masks

Masks are not just at the spa anymore.  Today you can find masks of all kinds, sheet masks starting from $2.00 and up and even your classic mask in a jar can start from $10.00 and up.  And every one of every skin type can benefit from a relaxing mask once a week.  Now is the fun part of finding the right mask for you.  The mask world has only gotten bigger and will continue to because of the Korean skincare craze.

When I first started in the beauty industry, you were only able to buy a jar of your favorite mask.  For me it was easy, I bought a clay mask for my super oily skin.  But what if you had skin that changed with the season?  You obviously have to buy a new jar of mask.  Which isn’t a huge issue but you would probably have some left over from your other mask that you say you used in the summer but can use in the winter and by the following year that same that mask that you used last summer was probably not good.

That’s why when a few years ago when the whole korean skincare craze came over to Canada and sheet masks started getting more popular, it was a lot easier to choose a mask that would help you figure out what you should be using.

I’ve only started using sheet masks since last year, because my skin started changing.  I wasn’t sure what to use during the cooler seasons because I would always use a clay mask all year round.  That’s why I got interested in buying several different sheet masks to see what I could use before committing to a jar of a mask that I can actually use.  Sheet masks saved my skin and also helped me make a sound decision to buying my first ever hydrating mask in a jar.

I’m really glad that this part of the skincare industry has gotten a bit easier to choose a mask.  It makes my life and I’m sure yours easier to figure out treatment mask for your skin type whenever it is.  Because to me skincare is very personal and you have to make a good decision about it because you will be committed to that skincare for few months for more.  So while there might be more choices in masks, at least those choices can be made by purchasing a sheet mask or a jar of your favorite mask.

I’ve seen the skincare industry change and change for the better.  There is more choices than ever before and I do love choices. So when you go pick out your next great mask, the only thing you have to ask yourself “do I want a sheet mask or a good jar of one maske?”

Until next week my beauties, have a good day!

 

This entry was posted on November 5, 2017, in Skincare.

Drugstore Makeup Reivew: L’oreal Infalliable Pro Glow Concealer

 

L'oreal infalliable pro glow concealerFor many years now I’ve had the privilege of using luxury makeup, because I would receive them as gifts, training sessions and if companies sent us many testers over time I would give them to my colleagues and myself to try them out.  How are you gonna know if their good products are not?  But in the last few years, I’ve seen many changes but good ones to the makeup that is more affordable.  So it got me thinking that maybe I should mix it up and start trying drugstore makeup.

Plus being on a budget helps to make my decision a lot easier to start mixing it up with high-end makeup and affordable makeup.  Because we all know it can get expensive with makeup, especially when you’re a makeup junkie like me.  Plus it would also be great to know what is out there in the drugstore brands that you can go too when you don’t want to spend a lot of money or you have that makeup emergency and you can’t get to your favorite store to get your $50.00 foundation or that $30.00 mascara.  So here is my review on the L’oreal concealer.

L’oreal infallible pro glow concealer

So for my first drug mart makeup brand purchase I went with this concealer ‘cause my makeup forever concealer was running out.  L’oreal has recently launched the whole pro series, targeting oily skin and normal to dry skin, at least that’s what it looks like.  I do like that they are targeting certain skin types which gives me more choices.

This concealer goes for $12.99 retail value and what it supposed to do is give you a buildable and luminous coverage for up to 16 hours.  It helps to highlight, sculpt, correct and conceal imperfections as well.  All the while brightening your complexion to give you that awesome glow that we all deserve.

I have always been a L’oreal fan.  My first product from them was the voluminous mascara which I still love to this day.  So I did have some expectations that it would be decent enough concealer to use.  After using the makeup forever high coverage concealer, I wasn’t expecting it to be like that because that is a totally different concealer from this L’oreal one.

L'oreal concealer drugstore makeup review

Let me tell you I was pretty shocked at how this held up throughout the day.  I used it under my eyes and dotted on to some of my acne spots and it did not crease at all under my eyes, which is usually my problem area.  It did give me a nice natural, brighter look and the consistency was very fluid.  It blended very nicely with my skin and foundation and after wearing it for 10 hours, it still did not crease under my eyes.  But at the end of the day it look like it faded a little under the eye area.

This concealer gave me pretty good coverage.  To me, you can build coverage to a medium coverage, but it is not a full coverage concealer.  If you want that luminous and a nice glow, these types of concealers tend to be more fluid like consistency.  I did tried to build up the coverage, but it did not look that much different from the first layer of the concealer but nonetheless it covered my dark circles and help brighten the eye area.

To me, this concealer was a hit.  It’s easy to blend, covers up my dark circles and most importantly it does not crease in my fine lines.  It doesn’t say if it’s for dry skin and normal skin or oily skin, but I have oily skin and it was fine for me.  I would definitely recommend this concealer for anyone who is looking for a medium coverage and a concealer to brighten the skin.

I hope this article was helpful for you and I hope to be doing more drugstore makeup reviews for you.  Until next week have a great day my beauties!

This entry was posted on October 31, 2017, in Makeup.