Peripera Corrector (Korean Makeup)

If there is one area of the makeup world that I was intrigued by but also found mindboggling it was K-Beauty. Korean makeup follows a completely different aesthetic from the one I am used to in my Western oriented world. However, I kept hearing great things about their skincare and makeup products and so I…

Colourpop The Fame eyeshadow palette

If you saw my recent eyeshadow palette declutter than my doing this review may come as a surprise. But I believe that even if I am not a huge fan of a product, I should still review it. The Colourpop The Fame palette is one I have owned for a while now but that I…

Catrice Full Satin lipstick – Review & Lip Swatches

Today’s review is a special one: it is a double whammy! What does that mean? I have combined a video in which I apply these new Catrice Full Satin lipsticks on my lips with close up pictures and a full review here on the blog. So you can watch the video if you would like…

Catrice Poreless Perfection Mousse foundation

Since the new Catrice products have been released I have been trying them out as much as I can. You will have seen me select the new Catrice Poreless Perfection Mousse foundation as part of my Shop My Stash. So I have been using this daily for more than a week to get a good…

Essence Hydrating & Perfecting primer

Currently in my shop my stash: the Essence primer I am reviewing for you today. I generally like Essence and Catrice primers that come in these little bottles. Catrice has been doing them for the longest time and I have liked every single one of them. Now that Essence does one too, I was of…

Catrice Instant Awake concealer

If you have been keeping up with my recent videos, then you will have seen me do another new Catrice video. They finally released their spring/ summer 2020 collection and I have been trying out the products some more. You may have seen me selecting their new Instant Awake concealer as part of my shop…

The Balm Balm Beach blush

In February’s Shop My Stash I selected a blush that I knew I would love but that, due to just having so many blushes in my collection, went a little bit forgotten. I think I have owned this for 2 years. No kidding. And this was my first time truly giving it a good shot….

Zoeva Eye See eyeshadow palette

For this week’s Shadow Saturday we will be having a closer look at one of my favorite eyeshadow brands: Zoeva. They do some stunning palettes and are one of the most underrated brands in the beauty world. They are a German based brand and therefore were ignored by a large part of the beauty community…

Nabla Skin Glazing highlighter

This is the second Nabla review I am posting in a week’s time, but I just so happen to be testing out a few of their products. I put their Skin Glazing highlighter in my Shop My Stash, so it is time to update you how I feel about this highlighter. I have been using…

Hourglass Vanish Stick foundation

The foundation currently in my Shop My Stash? Alongside the It Cosmetics CC cream I decided to finally put the Hourglass Vanish Stick foundation to the test. This is a foundation I have owned for some months, but I knew it would not be great for the summer time. Now that it is the winter…

Nabla Secret eyeshadow palette

Nabla is an Italian indie brand that I have been loving in recent years. Especially their eyeshadows have been some of my favorites. I bought a bunch of their singles to put into my custom Blue/ Green/ Purple palette and loved them. However, their palettes are also great as I already stated in my review…

Glossier Stretch concealer

If you saw my New York vlog and/or haul, you may remember that I visited the Glossier showroom in Soho during my trip. By now I am slowly but surely trying out the products and one of the products I put into this month’s Shop My Stash was the Glossier Stretch concealer. I had used…

ELF Swirl Foundation Brush

Are we not always looking for affordable makeup brushes? I certainly am! Some of my favorite brands to buy brushes from are Zoeva and Sigma, but those can still be on the more expensive side of things. So at times I love looking at brushes by drugstore brands. After my favorite brush for primer by…

Ace Beauté Slice of Paradise eyeshadow palette

Hi there! I was feeling something fun and bright this week. We have had such gloomy weather with lots of stormy weather, rain and just dark dreary days. So what do you do to combat the winter blues? We wear rainbow colors! And what better thing to do than to bust out a rainbow eyeshadow…

Benefit Gold Rush mini blush

My favorite all time blush? Benefit’s Coralista boxed blush. I have had it for years, I have since hit pan, and I reach for it all the time over the summer. The summer mostly as it is a bit too much for my daily makeup. Then I spotted the Gold Rush blush when I was…

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Moisturizer

One thing I wanted to do was try more high end skincare. For most of my life I have been using affordable skincare, but I felt as if it wasn’t always super effective. That is why I wanted to try some more expensive products in the hopes that you also get more bang for your…

Colourpop Dream Street

Is this my first Colourpop eyeshadow palette review? Yes it is. I have not yet reviewed Colourpop palettes. I have reviewed their eyeshadow singles and supershock shadows (spoiler alert: love them), but never their palettes. Why? Because I was overwhelmed. If there is one brand that churns out releases it is Colourpop and so I…

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation

If you watched my most recent Get Ready With Me then you may know that I was in the midst of trying the Fenty Beauty hydrating foundation. It was a foundation I really wanted to try because a) it’s hydrating, b) it comes in a bunch of shades and c) I wanted to try more…

ELF 16 Hr Camo Concealer

You know I love using this space for reviewing makeup product I have tried and one recent trial is this ELF Camo Concealer. This is a budget cult favorite so when I decided to do a full face of ELF I decided to try it. Unfortunately for me, the first trial wasn’t that great for…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture

The most controversial eyeshadow palette release in recent years? I think still, till this day it has to be ABH’s Subculture. The minute this launched people were falling over themselves to tear it down. Since then, the palette seems to have been reformulated and it also seems to be discontinued as well. That said, since…

JCAT Loose Pigment Mirror on the Wall

Time for something a little different on the blog. I try out a lot of eyeshadow, but mostly those are pressed shadows in premade palette form. What I review less is single shadows, let alone loose pigments! I only own a handful of loose pigment shadows and for good reason: they are messy to use…

Dose of Colors Monochromatic eyeshadow palettes

If you saw Thursday’s video about neutral palettes, you will have seen me feature the Dose of Colors 5 pan monochromatic palettes as some of my favorite picks for a neutral matte palette. These palettes feature small, curated, monochromatic, matte color stories that are cleverly laid out and that is why they are so easy…

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Rose Quartz

My favorite highlighter formula? Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors. I own several and have reviewed them all. Be it the white one in Pearl, the ever popular Champagne Pop, my favorites Vanilla Quartz and Prismatic Amethyst or the golden toned Prosecco Pop: I own several and it comprises every single shade that is good for my…

Revolution Pro New Neutral Lipstick in Stiletto

Ah the day I discovered red lipstick has been etched into my mind. It took some time to find a right one, but my favorite Russian Red by MAC is an oldie but a goodie. I first featured on this blog back in a 1940s inspired makeup look back in 2012!!!, so I am always…

Tarte Blush Natural Beauty

For a while now, Tarte has been making some of my favorite blushes. I bought two of them a few years ago in Seduce and Achiote and I have been loving them ever since. The shade range is not my favorite, but one shade that I had been lusting after for a while is a…

Essence Superlast Brow Pommade pencil

I don’t typically change up my brow products too much. I use them up and move on to the next one. And I have a couple of solid favorites that I go back to every time. One of those favorites? The Essence Make Me Brow brow gel. So since I love that so much why…

10 Recent Eyeshadow Palettes

Let’s kick off new year with a bang and review some eyeshadow palettes shall we? I spent the past few months trying out 10 different eyeshadow palettes again and in today’s video I will be giving you my full review. I show swatches for each palette and at least one (but usually more) makeup looks…

MeeshaLou Cosmetics Witchcraft eyeshadow palette

One of my goals for 2019 was to try my more indie brands. One of the first purchases I made was the Meesha Lou Cosmetics Witchcraft palette. It was a palette that many people raved about in 2018, but not many people talk about this brand anymore. And that is a shame, because now that…

The Body Shop Aloe Vera Face Wash

It’s been a while since I last reviewed some skincare, but today I am bringing it back with a vengeance. Because today’s review is all about one of my favorite skincare items. The Body Shop is one of my favorite brands for skincare to begin with and the Aloe Vera line by them especially. The…

Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter Iridescence

In 2018, I received a Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter in Pearl as part of a swap. While I love that shade, I had originally wanted to try was the shade Iridescence. So when I spotted it in Rite Aid when I was in New York and it was buy one get one 40% off on…

If I Could Keep Only 10 Eyeshadow Palettes

Ah I’m back! I’ve been missing a few uploads this week as Christmas Break is nearing and life always gets a bit hectic if you work in education and you’re close to a major break. So I cannot guarantee regular uploads for the rest of this week as I am essentially pooped and just can’t…

Becca First Light Priming Filter

Let’s try out a high end primer for a change shall we? Usually I swear by drugstore primers. They are a product I go through quickly and I do not see much of a difference between my more high end and more affordable primers. For instance, one of my favorites is the Catrice Fresh It…

Benefit Cookie highlighter

My current highlighter of choice? The Benefit Cookie highlighter. I bought this when I was in New York and immediately put it to good use. I made it part of my November Shop My Stash and loved it so much that I continued it into my December Shop My Stash. So for me to keep…

The Ordinary Lactic Acid

One of my wishes to try for 2019 were some good exfoliants. I had always used physical exfoliants before and they worked well enough, but I had also heard they aren’t the best for your skin or the environment. So I decided to try a chemical exfoliator instead. With my skin being quite sensitive, I…

Ultimate Guide to Red Lipstick

Just in time for the Holidays I am bringing you a big overview video on all things red lipstick. I love red lipstick and I have gathered quite the collection over the years. I therefore thought I could show you the definite video on red lipstick: what different kinds of reds there are, my top…

Lime Crime Venus XL

You may have noticed I have been MIA for a few days and that’s because I caught a flu. So I decided to get over it first before posting again. Which is why today I am back with a vengeance and I bring to you another eyeshadow palette review including three looks with the palette…

Max Factor Radiant Lift foundation

Drugstore foundations is a category of makeup I love trying out. Often they are not only as good as high end brands, but they can even be better and at a more affordable price point. For instance while I love the YSL All Hours foundation, the very similar L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear is as good…

Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions

Perhaps you are familiar with some of my new eyeshadow palette release videos and then you may know that I am not a fan of super big eyeshadow palettes. So you can imagine that the little 9 pan Obsessions palettes by Huda Beauty are totally up my street. I already reviewed two that I own:…

Urban Decay Naked Honey

If you follow my blog or Youtube then you’ll know I love me some Urban Decay. So when I was in New York, I picked up the Urban Decay Naked Honey palette. This eyeshadow palette is new to Urban Decay’s line and fits within the Naked palette line they do. In today’s video, I review,…

Benefit Gimme Brow

When you say brows, there are only two brands that really made a name for themselves in the beauty world. On the one hand we have Anastasia Beverly Hills and on the other there is Benefit. I haven’t tried much by ABH: the brand just doesn’t appeal to me and I have a tendency to…

Kokie Be Bright concealer

Today I will be reviewing the first product from my New York Haul. Whenever I travel I like picking up products that I won’t be able to get at home. So before I leave I always scout out some brands that I hope to find. One of those brands for my recent New York trip…

Natascha Denona Gold

So I am super excited about today’s eyeshadow review as I am reviewing the Natascha Denona Gold eyeshadow palette. This bougie, expensive palette is one that I ummed and arred about for months before biting the bullet last summer. The reason for my hesitation? I bought the Lila and didn’t love it. I just didn’t…

Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours Lipstick

Last year, I did a swap with fellow blogger Stashy. She’s since shut down her blog, but we did a makeup exchange right after she did. Her living in Canada meant I got to try some Canadian goodies, while I sent her a bunch of Europeans stuff that is harder to get in North America….

Catrice Glowing Blush Box

When one of your favorite drugstore brands does some new blushes, then you need to try them. Catrice released a new blush formula for their fall/ winter 2019 collection and I already tried the peach shade called Dolce Vita over the summer time. That was a success, so now that it is fall time, I…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry eyeshadow palette

Do you know that feeling when you use an eyeshadow palette and you know it is just right for you? That is how I feel about the palette I am reviewing for you today. Last year I went on a complete ABH kick and purchased all the remainder palettes that were out and I didn’t…

Milani Hypnotic Lights Luster Light Highlighter

That Milani can do some great makeup products is as clear as sunshine. They do some lovely lipsticks, blushes and their eyeshadow primer is one of my favorites on the market. So when I heard they were doing a line of holographic highlighters, I was all ears. I already tried their Afterglow highlighter which I…

Essence You Better Work Eye Primer

Up to this point, the Essence You Better Work line has been unsuccessful for me. The primer didn’t prime, the tinted moisturizer was too orange and the makeup fixing spray gave me an allergic reaction. So that was a bit of dud and you can understand that I was apprehensive when I ran out of…