Review: Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

Hello, my friends! Today, I have a review of the Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, a moisturizer I’ve been using for the last 6 months. Last year, Belif was a brand I had heard about on IG but never really looked into, until my friend Stashy brought this brand to the forefront when she told me this was one of her favourite products of 2018.

When I needed a new moisturizer in April, I was looking for one that would be light enough for summer, but still keep my dry skin hydrated and be moisturized enough for the fall and winter. As I was scrolling through the Sephora website looking for a moisturizer I might be interested in trying, I remembered what Stashy said about enjoying her Belif moisturizer, so I started doing some digging into the brand. It turns out that Belif is readily accessible at Sephora!

I hear a lot of people talking about the Aqua Bomb, which seems like a dupe for the hugely hyped Tatcha Water Cream (I haven’t tried either, but the textures seem similar to me). The Moisturizing Bomb is a thicker version of the Aqua Bomb, and I don’t hear quite as many people talking about it, but I knew that the thicker texture is something my dry skin would need. Now that I’ve been using it for six months and I’m almost out of the moisturizer, I’m ready to do a review!

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Review: Urban Decay Born to Run Palette

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a review of the Urban Decay Born to Run palette. When Urban Decay first released this palette, I remember really wanting to try it, but I couldn’t justify purchasing it at full price. I already own so many palettes and didn’t really “need” another one, and on top of that, I’ve owned large colourful Urban Decay palettes in the past (the original Vice palette) that I ended up decluttering because I rarely reached for them. However, Sephora had this palette marked down from $64 to $38. At that price, I couldn’t resist purchasing it. I’m weak against sales!

I’ve been playing around with this palette for the last month or so, and now I have a good idea of the performance of this palette. Keep reading to see what I think about it!

THE BASICS

The palette features of-the-moment shades ranging from jewel tones and modern neutrals to more colorful shadows. Made from Urban Decay’s mind-blowing formula that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, and blendability, Born To Run’s eyeshadow shades hold tightly onto pigment and stay put. No matter which shades you try, UD designed them all to be universally flattering for any skin tone and lifestyle.

This cruelty-free eyeshadow palette is made for the girl or guy who’s always on the go, whether it’s travelling around the world or . It contains 21 shades (0.8 g each) in various finishes and shades, and retails at $65 (I’m almost positive it was $64 when I bought it…did they raise the price?!). It is made in the USA, and can be purchased as Sephora, Ulta, Shoppers Drug Mart, and the Urban Decay website.

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April to June Empties

Hi friends! It’s the end of another quarter, which means I’m sharing all my empties from the last three months! As per usual, I only finished a small handful of products, although now I’m looking at all my empties grouped together, I realize I seem to have thrown a handful of empties out without putting them in my empties bag! I guess it’s a habit to throw things away once they’re finished, right? Anyways, let’s continue on to see what I’ve used up and whether I would repurchase it!

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SKINCARE

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

It felt like forever, but I finally finished this vitamin C serum. I mentioned it in my review here that I liked the effects of this Vitamin C, but didn’t like the gritty consistency of this. I originally wanted to purchase another TO Vitamin C product to replace this, but there wasn’t really anything that appealed to me. I won’t be repurchasing this, but eventually I might try another Vitamin C product from them.

Repurchase? No

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July Makeup Focus & June Update

Hi, beauties! Today I’m sharing with you the products I’m choosing to focus on in July, as well as how I did on the products I chose for June. July is probably my favourite month, because it’s the first month that I truly think of as summer. All of the bright, fun shades come out to play this month!

First, let’s go through how I did on my June focus:

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For the eyeshadow palette, I chose to use the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom palette, and I thoroughly enjoyed using it all month. It’s such a well-rounded palette for everyday use! The eye shadow single I chose was the Tarte Chrome Paint Pot in Sundrenched, which is just the most stunning, pigmented gold that is perfect for summer. It went perfectly with this palette, too!

In June, I wanted to finish the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty, which I featured heavily on my blog last month when I put it into my Project Pan. Going into this blush at the beginning of the month, I only had some powder clinging to the sides. I managed to polish it off halfway through the month! After finishing it, I moved on to the Teeez Be Blushious Blush in Very Rouge, which is such a stunning bright shimmery pink. I tied my look together with the Becca Glow Gloss in Tigerlily. It’s a bright but sheer coral that went really well with the eyeshadows and blushes.

Now let’s talk about all the good stuff I want to focus on this month.

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Skincare Stories | The Benefits of Double-Cleansing

Hi, everyone! Today’s post is another installment of my Skincare Stories series, and it’s all about double-cleansing.

A few weeks ago, I was shopping with a girlfriend, and she wanted to go into Shoppers Drug Mart to restock on some of her Neutrogena skincare products. While she was looking, she told me she had been having some issues with her skin and that she thought it was because her cleanser wasn’t removing her makeup properly.

My suggestion was that her skin might be needing an oil cleanser as a first step to remove her makeup first, and then go  in with her regular cleanser afterwards. She ended up picking up the Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil, which is not a cleansing oil that I have used before, but it seems like a pretty standard cleansing oil. She texted me after a few days to tell me that she already found the extra step to be life-changing! This experience is the basis of today’s post: double-cleansing.

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Review: Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum

Hello, everyone! Today’s post is a review of the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum, which I’ve been using this for the past three months. Sometimes I find it really hard to test skincare out, because most skincare products take a month or two of regular use to see any results. After using it for a few months, I feel like I can finally do a thorough review!

Alpha-hydroxy acids, or AHAs, are one of my favourite skincare products. They just do so much good for the skin! I had been using the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and I was really enjoying it. As most of us know, Drunk Elephant is quite pricey, and I was looking for a more affordable AHA. I had only tried two Farmacy products before this, but I loved them both. I was seeing the Honeymoon Glow all over the internet, so I decided to give this a try!

As a note, I have dry skin all year round. It is not acne-prone or particularly sensitive. My main skincare issues are dry, flaky spots, redness, hyperpigmentation, and off-and-on textured skin as a result of bumps that won’t go away unless I squeeze them.

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My Summer Makeup Essentials

Hello, everyone! Today’s post is a roundup of all of my favourite summer essentials for the upcoming hot weather. Summer is not only my favourite season in terms of weather, but it’s also my favourite season in terms of beauty products.

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When I think of a typical summer look, I always think of bright shades and a sunkissed bronzed (how groundbreaking, I know) – you’ll see this reflected in the products I have chosen for this post! You can read the products I chose to feature for summer last year (which all still stands as well). Read on to see my picks for this year!

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