May Monthly Makeup & April Update

Hi, friends! Since we’re at the end of the month, today I’m sharing a post on an update of all the products I focused on using in April, as well as sharing what I am rotating in during May.

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April was a semi-fail in terms of using the products I picked, and you’ll see why. First off, let’s go through the ones that I completed a whole month with. I chose Too Faced Sweet Peach palette as my eyeshadow palette to focus on, and was obsessed with it all month! It made me wonder why I don’t reach for it more often. The blush I chose for April was Luminoso, which I’ve been dying to bring out all winter long. It gives the most beautiful, luminous finish and went perfectly with the eyeshadows. I need more of the Milani blushes in my life! My lipstick for the month was Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Liquid Lipstick in the shade Give a Fig. This was a product I bought at the beginning of the year when I started my Monthly Makeup series, so I was busy focusing on other lipsticks and had only worn this once or twice. I knew I enjoyed the formula from the handful of times I had used it, but April gave me a good opportunity to really focus on and enjoy this lipstick! It’s not in the picture above because I can’t find it anymore?! I kept it on my desk at work all month long, so I’m not sure how I misplaced it.

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My 10 Sephora Spring Sale Recommendations

Hello, loves! On Tuesday, I shared a blog post all about the products on my wish list for the upcoming Sephora sale, and today I’m sharing my recommendations for you! I did a post of my recommendations last year, which you can check out here, but this time I have chosen completely different products! Read on to see what I recommend.

MAKEUP

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup – $50

I recently picked up another bottle of this recently when it was part of a Weekly Wow sale, and it reminded me how much I love the formula of this foundation. It has a thin, watery consistency that feels and looks so natural on the skin. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a light-coverage foundation! I have a review of this foundation from 2017 up here.

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Sephora Sale Wish List

Hello, everyone! I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been eagerly anticipating the upcoming Sephora sale, especially as it came later than usual this year. Today I’m sharing what’s on my wishlist with you guys!

Here are the sale details:
VIB Rouge: 20% off from April 26th – May 6th
VIB: 15% off May 2nd – May 6th
BI: 10% off May 2nd – May 6th

I believe Sephora was originally planning on giving Rouge members a 15% discount, which enraged a lot of Rouge members. A lot of people said that Sephora had decreased the sale percentage, and that Rouge members should a bigger discount than VIBs. In Sephora’s defense, their spring sale has actually always been at 15% for Rouge members (their November sale is 20%) so they didn’t actually decrease the amount, but I do agree that Rouge members should be getting a higher discount. It only makes sense that the more you spend, the more perks you should get, and having the sale start a week earlier isn’t really a great perk. Luckily, Sephora listened to all the feedback, and changed the Rouge discount to 20%.

Usually when the sale rolls around, there’s nothing that I really want, but right now I have what feels like 747298 items in my cart and I’m hoping to take the majority out because nobody really needs to be spending their entire paycheque at Sephora. I’ve somehow used up a bunch of products at the same time, and I can’t decide if it’s a good thing or not. On the bright side, I can take advantage of the sale to restock some products, but at the same time, I hate it when I have a huge outflow of money at once, especially when it comes to frivolous things like makeup! Plus, running out of “necessities” (ie skincare) means that I have less to spend on fun things (ie makeup!)

As usual, I’ve organized my list based on how likely I am to buy it during the sale.

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Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit | Review Part 2 | Worth the Hype?

Hello, everyone! Today’s post is Part 2 of my review of The Littles Kit from Drunk Elephant. I split my review into two posts because there are 8 products in the kit, and my review became too long to put into one review. You can see Part 1 here.

Today’s review will be covering the remaining products from the kit:

Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Lala Retro Whipped Cream
Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense

BASICS

Just to recap the previous post, here is a short summary of what Drunk Elephant is all about.

Drunk Elephant is a clean skincare brand that is committed to only using ingredients that are compatible with skin and that your skin can recognize and accept, leaving out products that are potentially toxic and disrupt the body. Their products do not contain the “Suspicious 6” (Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Screens, Fragrance/Dyes and SLS), which the company believes is the cause of many skin issues. The company first started when the founder, Tiffany Masterson, found that the products currently on the market were too harsh on her sensitive skin. Their products are formulated with the right pH levels in mind to best suit the skin. Drunk Elephant products are all made in the USA.

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Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit | Review Part 1 | Worth the Hype?

Hi everyone! Today, I’m writing a review on the products in the Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit. I bought this kit late last year, but I slowly incorporated all of the products into my routine since I didn’t want to abruptly change all of the products I was using and risk completely messing up my skin. Now I’ve finally gotten a chance to test out all of the products, I wanted to do a review of this. Unfortunately, Drunk Elephant recently changed The Littles Kit and released The Littles 3.0 (the kit I own is 2.0), so you can no longer get all of these products I’m reviewing below in a set, but the review still applies to all of the individual products.

Drunk Elephant is definitely known to be one of the pricier but hyped-up brands out there these days. I had been curious about them for a long time due to constantly seeing the brand on social media, but wasn’t willing to shell out $70+ for a brand that I had never tried before. A set like this is a great way to try a nice selection of products from a brand, without having to invest it in a full size.

My review for this kit was almost 4,000 words long, so I split it up into two posts, and Part 2 will be available tomorrow (edit: part 2 is now up here. Today’s post touches on the following products:

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
Shaba Complex Eye Serum

Read on to see my honest thoughts about the products!

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ColourPop Jelly Much Eyeshadow | Review

Hello, my beautiful friends! Today, I’m writing a blog post all about the Jelly Much eyeshadows that I recently acquired. This is the first time I’m trying the Jelly Much formula, and the shades I own the shades Doves n’ Roses and Big Ego, which are both from the brand’s new Spring 2019 collection. While this review may not be as helpful if you want to know about the performance of each specific shade in this range, I think might be helpful if you want to pick up either of these particular shades or are curious about the formula in general.

I’ve been wanting to test out the Jelly Much eyeshadows since ColourPop first released them last year, but none of the shades were up my alley. What caught my eye about these the most was the texture. How freaking cool do these look?! Also, I’m drawn to anything makeup-related that has the word “jelly” in the name. After collecting makeup for so long, I guess I’m becoming more interested in trying makeup with unique formulas and textures.

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My Pastel Nail Polish Picks for Spring 2019

Hello, beauties! Today’s post is a list of my pastel nail polish picks for spring, which is an idea that came up in an Instagram challenge hosted by crystalsmakeup and rubiredlipstick, and I’ve just extended it to my blog. I’ve always loved pastel colours. This is the most random memory, but when I was a kid, we used to get these catalogues in the mail full of Easter/spring home decor, and I would spend hours poring over the pretty items with all the pastel colours, tulips, bunnies and Easter eggs, and ask my mom if we could buy stuff from the catalogues (the answer was always no). Despite loving pastels, I don’t own many pastel nail polishes, because they’re just not flattering on my skin tone. However, I’ve found some pretty good ones which I will be sharing in this post.

Before the Instagram challenge came up, I already had the idea to do a “My spring nail polishes picks for 2019” post. A few shades I had picked were not pastel, and I didn’t want to not mention them, so I’ve included them at the end of this post. Read on to see my spring polish picks!

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April Monthly Makeup & March Update

Hello, everyone! Instead of doing a Project Pan this year, I decided to choose a set of products to focus for a single month, and change them up each month so that I don’t get bored. The point isn’t to pan any of these products (although that would be a bonus!), but just to rotate through my products so I get use out of everything I own. Today, I’m talking about the items I am focusing on using for April, and what I thought about the products I chose for March!

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March Collective Haul | Pray for My Wallet

Hi, everyone! I haven’t really done a haul post in a long time, for a few different reasons. For one, I feel like they offer no value to the reader, and second, I tend to buy in small spurts – one or two items a month, and rarely large hauls, so it’s not very exciting. However, this month I spent way more than I was expecting, partially because I ran out of products and partially because…I have no self control. Read on to see all the goodies I acquired this year!

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Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist Intensie Eye Contour Cream – $73

I had been using the Drunk Elephant Shaba Eye Complex as my eye cream since January, and my under eye area was crying for someone to save them. They looked SO crepey every time I applied concealer underneath, and the Shaba Eye Complex just wasn’t hydrating enough for the dry, Canadian winter. I finally gave in and purchased my holy grail eye cream, the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream. At least I took advantage of the gift with purchase event that was going on at the time, and managed to get 6 samples and a makeup bag with this eye cream. My eye area has been so much happier with me since starting to use this again!

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