mercredi 26 novembre 2014

Sephora VIB Sale Haul part 2 : Beauty and Skincare

I love skincare and the best time of the year to buy some from Sephora is now! Skincare gift sets give you so much more for you money so I stock up on all these goodies!

Let me know which ones you want me to review first and watch my youtube video to see me play tetris with these haha :)

mercredi 19 novembre 2014

Sephora VIB Sale Haul 2014

I finally received my order from Sephora and I'm really excited to share it with you! :D

I will be doing reviews of these products in the following weeks so don't hesitate to let me know which ones you would like to see first!

Em :)

vendredi 14 novembre 2014

New Skincare Products + First Impression!

This year I've been cleaning up my skincare stash, trying to use up products so I could get new ones and now it's time!

Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate Fruit & Seed Oil, Biologique Research Lotion P50W and Alpha H Liquid Gold
Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate Fruit & Seed Oil, Biologique Research Lotion P50W and Alpha H Liquid Gold

With the cold approaching (let's face it it's already here in Canada) I need to change things up.

I've been wanting for such a long time to try using a exfoliating toner. I tried to Caudalie Camomille one but that was before I knew I couldn't use one of the ingredients inside (gluten!) so technically I havent' really tried any before.

Fun story - right after purchasing the Alpha H Liquid Gold I found a website where I would order the Biologique Research Lotion P50W (the sensitive skin formula!). I decided what the heck might as well try the small size. To excited to order it I didn't check how much I was getting for 20$.

I knew it was a pricy product but I can help but laugh when I see how tiny it is! I've tried it a few times and for now I have to admit it's worth every cent!
I used it the night I received it and the next morning and I couldn't stop looking at my skin all day - it was literally glowing! Instead of being reasonable and start using it only every 2-3days at first since I have sensitive skin I used it morning and night for 3 days! It irritated my upper lips - little bumps! Ever since I've been more careful and I love it!

The Alpha H is even more intense that's why I've only been using it twice a week and so far I'm impressed. My skin has been so much smoother and it has been helping with my clogged pores!

I haven't tried the Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate Fruit & Seed Oil yet but I've heard incredible things about it and I can't wait to see if it lives up to my expectations!

mardi 11 novembre 2014

NYX Soft Lip Cream VS NYX Matte Lipstick

One question I've received a lot if which one between the NYX soft matte lip cream and the NYX matte lipstick do I prefer!
Thing is I love them both for different reason and I thought this video would be the best to show how and why!
I'm testing the NYX soft matte lip cream in Copenhagen against the NYX matte lipstick in Aria. I'm testing them through time, drinking water, kissing (my hand!) and finally eating!
Which one will win? Both but for different reasons :)


After three hours the lipsticks still look virtually the same color. I noticed the matte lipstick was transferring when I would drink water but the color still look great on me lips!

"Kissing test": You can really see that the NYX soft matte lip cream doesn't transfer but that the matte lipstick does! The color still remains on the lips even after transfer due to the stain!

"Baby wipe test": I tried removing them from my hand with a dry baby wipe. Both were removed - Aria made a little bit of a mess but was that left a darkest stain!

After food both were affected. Copenhagen doesn't resist food well and most of the color on the inside of my lips disappeared and left no stain. Aria left a stain a little lighter and more pink but it still looked good!

Overall I love them both for different reasons:

NYX soft matte lip creams are kiss proof and don't transfer even if you drink water. They do not resist food - they will last perfectly on your lips until you eat.

NYX matte lipsticks will transfer but will stain your lips all day if you choose a bold color!

Em :)

dimanche 9 novembre 2014

Mac Lipstick Dupes

 part 2: CLICK

I really wanted to share with you some cheaper alternatives for Mac lipsticks.
I love my Mac lipstick but I understand not everyone wants nor can buy them and the good news is there's great quality lipsticks from the drugstore that lookalike!
(Watch my video to see the lip swatches!)

L-R: NYX soft matte lip cream in Cannes, NYX matte lipstcik in Whipped Caviar, Rimmel Airy Fairy, Mac Faux and NYX butter lipstick in Pops

Mac Faux has been my go to lipstick lately. It's a darker mauvy nude that still looks natural on me and I fought I would try to find something similar to it! 
I've heard a few people say Rimmel Airy Fairy was a dupe and I completely disagree. It's lighter and warmer - basically it's completely different!
NYX Pops does look similar to it but my favorite is the NYX matte lipstick in Whipped Caviar.
It's a litte darker and a bit more mauve but that's why I really like it!

Mac Faux VS NYX matte lipstick in Whipped Caviar

L-R: Mac Velvet Teddy and Wet n Wild Bare it All

 Velvet Teddy has been really popular lately and on the lips it is somewhat similar. It is lighter (especially swatch on my arm!) and a little warmer. It would work well if you had a warm skin tone!

L-R: Revlon Primrose, Mac Snob and Revlon Pink Pout

 Mac Snob is also one of my favorite of the moment and I think Revlon Primrose lipstick is quite similar! The finishes are different and you will need to build up the cream finish of Primrose to get the right color but if you prefer more moisturizing lipsticks you will love it!
Personally I wish it was more pigmented because after one drink you can see the sides of my lips (that are darker!).

Mac Snob VS Revlon Primrose

Pink Pout as a closer finish to it as it is a matte finish (compare to the amplified finish) but it is a little bit warmer!

Mac Snob VS Revlon Pink Pout

L-R: Mac Up The Amp and Revlon Berry Haute

Mac Up the Amp is a grey toned lavender and Revlon Berry Haute looks similar to it (especially on the lips!) It's a little less purple and needs to be build up a little but it's a great alternative!

Mac Up The Amp VS Revlon Berry Haute

L-R: Milani Sangria, Mac Rebel and Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy

These are what I would call dupes!!
Mac Rebel is a great lipstick because it can be worn sheer or darker and this is the hardest part to dupe. Milani Sangria as a more matte finish to it but is also a build able lipstick!
Wet n Wild isn't build able but also leaves a stain like Rebel does!

L-R: Revlon lip butter in Lollipop, Mac Girl About Town, NYX soft matte lip cream in Addis Ababa, Milani Sangria, Mac Rebel and Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy

 Girl About Town by Mac is also a gorgeous color for this time of the year!
I've seen people compare it do the NYX soft matte lip cream in Addis Ababa but I think it looks closer to the Revlon lip butter in Lollipop!

Mac Girl About Town VS Revlon lip butter in Lollipop
L-R: Mac Viva Glam 1 and NYX matte lipstick in Alabama
 These two look like perfect dupes on my arm but not exactly on my lips! I would still consider Alabama like a cheaper alternative although it's a bit darker.

Mac Viva Glam 1 VS NYX matte lipstick in Alabama
L-R: Mac Sin, Wet n Wild Cherrybomb, Mac Diva, Mac Viva Glam 1 and NYX matte lipstick in Alabama
 Wet n Wild lipstick in Cherrybomb is similar to Mac Diva and Sin. Sin more on the lips and Diva more when you swatch it!

Mac Sin vs Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in Cherrybomb
L-R: Wet n Wild lipstick in Spotlight Red and Mac Ruby Woo
 Mac Ruby Woo is the best matte true red lipstick out there! The hardest part to dupe is the Retro Matte finish it has. Even though a lot of people consider the Wet n Wild Megalast lipsticks as drying it's nothing compare to the Mac one. Spotlight Red is really close in color but as a creamier finish!

Mac Ruby Woo lipstick VS Wet n Wild Megalast in Spotlight Red

L-R: Mac Russian Red and Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout
Although Standout is not as bright it is still really similar to Mac Russian Red!

Mac Russian Red VS Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout
Em :)


mercredi 5 novembre 2014


Sephora sale is here!!
I didn't even know but this morning my code worked!
Use "Giftrouge" for 20% off if you are VIBrouge or "GiftVIB" if you are VIB :)

What are you planning on getting?

Em :)

mardi 4 novembre 2014

Favorite Purple Lipsticks!

Purple lipsticks are new to me! I used to be afraid of them... actually I used to be afraid of makeup in general and now I love it!
I shared many different shades and finishes so everyone can find something that will suit them in this video!

Maybelline Color Whisper in Oh La Lilac
Wet n Wild lipstick in Mauve Outta Here
NYX Matte Lipstick in Aria
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Uptown Mauve
Maybelline Vivids in Hot Plum
Revlon Color Matte Balm in Shameless
Mac Lipstick in Heroine
Mac Lipstick in Up the Amp
Lime Crime Lipstick in Airborne Unicorn
Lime Crime Lipstick in Poisonberry
NYX Butter Gloss in Raspberry Tart
Milani Intense Liquid Color in Violet Addict
LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Seduce
Lime Crime Velvetines in Utopia

Em :)

October favorites 2014: Nars, Lorac, Mac, Rimmel, L'Oréal

October just ended which mean it's time to share my favorites! This month I've been using products I neglected for a while like my Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette. Mostly I've been loving a lot of new products I've recently got like the Lorac Mega Pro Palette, the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks (shades 104 ans 08) and my Mac lipsticks! 
Finally I've been loving my Bourjois foundation that I tried this month!

What are your october favorites? 

Em :)