Hello beautiful people!
It’s finally snowing here in Toronto and I’m so excited! I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely love the snow. It makes everything look magical and amazing, trees and houses look more beautiful, even Christmas lights look prettier when there’s snow on the ground. Not to mention it creates the coziest environment, whenever it snows I just want to sit with a cozy blanket and watch a movie or drink apple cider. (Snow addiction ramble over)
I recently picked up the Bite Beauty “Best Bite Remix” Holiday kit ($29) and I’m over the moon with the lip crayons in this kit so I had to tell you guys about it because it’s incredible value for money and would make a great Christmas gift without breaking the bank.
This beautiful little set comes with 4 mini high pigment lip pencils, it’s packaged in a little tin that has a pretty good size mirror in the lid but other than that isn’t the most practical packaging.
The name of these babies speaks for itself, they have incredible pigmentation not to mention the formulation is really good. They aren’t matte but they’re not overly glossy, they stay on your lips really well and since they’re made by bite beauty they’re actually food grade. Which means you’re not introducing anything nasty into your system and the colours are gorgeous as well.
Sablé is a beautiful nude colour that would look gorgeous for everyday or paired with a smoky eye
Rhubarb is a slightly plumy colour which is a little darker than my natural lip colour, this one is actually my favourite in the whole kit.
Winterberry is a wine shade which is a little more purple than red and would look gorgeous with a little black dress at a holiday party.
Pomegranate is pure red, it’s actually a great red to wear with winged liner and some glitter if you’re feeling festive.
I can’t rave about this kit enough, it’s honestly incredible. If you know someone who would love a kit like this whether they’re a beginner or a make-up junkie like all of us this little guy will come in handy for sure. It would also make a great stocking stuffer or you could even break it up and give one to four friends OR you could keep it for yourself because it’s awesome.
Until next time,
Hello beautiful people!
I hope you’ve all been doing well! We’ve finally had some gorgeous weather here in Toronto, I actually went on a long walk with Carmen through High Park on the weekend and it was absolutely gorgeous! So many flowers in bloom and people enjoying the sunshine!
Over the long weekend I had a chance to try out all the products I got in my May Topbox and I was really happy with them, here’s what I got this month:
Kinetics nail colour in ‘Splatter it!’
This is one of those top coats that makes it look like you’ve got paint splattered across your nails which I’m not a huge fan of, but I used it as an accent nail and was pleasantly surprised with how cute it looked. I definitely wouldn’t be putting this on every single nail because that would be heinous to try and remove but I really enjoyed wearing it on my ring finger, I think it adds a little bit of whimsy to an otherwise simple manicure. The specks applied really well, the brush painted them on nice and evenly, I only had to do one coat! These are available online at http://www.kineticnails.com and they retail for &9, as I said I’m not a huge fan of the speckled polished but I’ll definitely be checking out their other selections!
Next up is a product I really wanted to be excited about but it ended up just being blah for me, it’s the Lancome Hypnose doll lashes mascara in 01- So Black! I’ve been on the hunt for a new mascara so when I got this in my topbox I was like YES! After using it 3 times I wasn’t wowed. It’s supposed to create 6 times the volume for your lashes* that is absolutely not true I think maybe it created 2 x the volume tops. It separated my lashes nicely and coats them evenly with no clumping but I wasn’t truly impressed and since the full size is $31.50 I sort of expected a little more from it. I found after a few hours there was a lot of flaking and printing up onto my eye lid as well, so that was really bothersome. All in all not the best mascara I’ve ever used and not the worst, but I would definitely not pay the money for it in the future!
* topbox comes with a little insert describing all the products, this is where it said it created 6x the volume.
I love the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream so when I saw this moisturizer I was jazzed to try it out! The Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion with SPF 15 is super light-weight and really moisturizing, it feels silky smooth and absorbs really quickly into your skin. I was very impressed with this product, it’s formulated for combination skin, which I have, so it’s oil free which is awesome and it’s meant to maintain your skin’s moisture level so you don’t create excess oil during the day. I don’t have extremely oily skin so I didn’t notice a huge difference in the oiliness throughout the day but I did feel like my skin was well hydrated and protected from the sun! I’m currently using an origins daily moisturizer but once that runs out I’ll definitely think about picking this up since it’s a little bit cheaper at $48 for the full size.
Last but 100% not least is the Benefit Posiebalm from their new line of lip tints. This stuff is gorgeous, it adds a really sheer layer of colour to your lips but the formula is super moisturizing and fairly long lasting. Posiebalm is a baby pink colour that adds the slightest tint to your lips which actually looks super cute for a day where you’re not wearing too much make up or you just want a little bit on if you’re going to the gym or something. It smells like flowers which at first I wasn’t sure about but I got used to it and actually like it now. Honestly this little sample hasn’t left my bag and I wish it had been bigger because I really love wearing it! The full size is $22 which I think is pretty good for such a great product, I’m definitely going to be checking out the other colours!
That’s all I got in this Month’s topbox! Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these and what you thought of them! Or if there’s any other beauty boxes I should be checking out (Canada friendly please!)
Don’t forget to hit the good buttons! You guys are the best!
Until next time,
xoxo – Lo