New Eyeshadow Palettes!

February 6, 2019

Hey y'all!!! I'm super late with this post, but I just wanted to share some new eyeshadow palettes that I got on my birthday. I had my eye on the 'Morrocan Spice' palette by Fenty Beauty and the 'Born to Run' palette by Urban Decay for a little while and luckily, I had amazing friends that surprised me with them! I loved these palettes because I thought they both had bold and fun colours that would look nice on my skintone.

Morrocan Spice - Fenty Beauty

These shadows have a really flirty feel to them. The first two rows kind of give me fairy princess vibes– they're very light and airy looking. I think they'll create some really pretty looks in the Spring.

The second two rows are more bold, so it'll allow me to create some more smouldering looks.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this palette. The packaging is so cute and there's a nice variety to the shades. Also, the shadows go on pretty smooth.

Born to Run - Urban Decay

Ummm, so first off, let me just say that this palette is BOMB!!! The colours looked so fresh and intense from the pictures I saw online and they were even more gorgeous in person. The shadows are very pigmented and work beautifully on dark skin.

This palette is definitely something I would bring on vacation because you have some really playful colours, but you also get some beautiful, warm neutral shades, as seen in this first row. These are some colours I would probably rock for some subtle daytime vacay glam.

I think this second row might be my favourite. These colours just remind me of a fun summer night.

This last row has the most shimmer shadows in comparison to the other rows and has more of a dark feel. I think I'll be able to create some super cool and edgy looks with this.

Fenty Beauty Review on Dark Skin

November 25, 2017

Helloooo lovelys its been FOREVER!! This post is long overdue, but I got my hands on Rihanna's Fenty Beauty back in September, and I've been loving it ever since. I picked up the Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 460, the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Sinamon, Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha, the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters in Ginger Binge/ Moscow Mule and Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby as well as the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. 

Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 460: This is a matte foundation, but the finish appears to be more of a demi-matte. The shade 460 is good for those with dark skin and cool/neutral undertones. If you are looking for a foundation with medium to full coverage, this would be perfect foundation, as it is quite buildable. It's long lasting throughout the day, but doesn't seem to pair well with primers that aren't from the Fenty Beauty line of products. However, I am seriously digging this foundation, because of how well it matches my skin tone and the coverage it provides. It looks natural, offering quite a bit of coverage without looking cakey. 

Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha: Great for brightening up the under eye area. It is a creme formula that goes on smoothly without creasing. You can also get the skinsticks in a trio that include a highlighter and contour stick. I opted to get the single skinstick, as the contour shades in the trios were not dark enough for my skintone. I found that a little disappointing but seems as though she will be coming out with much more, very soon, so fingers crossed! 

Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Sinamon: This product serves as a more subtle highlight for everyday. It also serves a multi-purpose item as well - you can put it anywhere! The bridge of your nose, cheeks, eyelids, wherever you want really! I've really been enjoying the versatility of this product. 

Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer - This is a high sheen gloss with clear pinkish-brown hue. I love it because it isn't super sticky, but has pretty good staying power regardless. I've always been a gloss girl so I'm pretty happy that it has made a comeback. My favourite thing to do with this gloss is to pair it with a brown lipliner - a go to move for us WOC ;)

Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters in Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule and Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby - These highlighter duos are absolutely amazing! Each set is made up of two similarly pigmented highlighters - one subdued and one that's more high wattage. The more subdued side I tend to use for an everyday look, while the other I opt to wear at night. Like everything else in this line, the highlighters are very versatile. Ginger Binge/Moscow mule I sometimes use as a blush, opting to place Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby on top as a highlighter. I feel like with the duos, you get more bang for your buck and versatility. This is hands down one of my favourite offerings from the line.

Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha (left), Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Sinamon (right).

Ginger Binge/ Moscow Mule 

Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby

Check out my YouTube review of Fenty Beauty!

Trying Out Face Masks - Boscia & Origins

February 2, 2017

Now if you're like me, you're on a never ending quest to find the key to perfect skin. After searching high and low I've narrowed it down to these two super popular products: the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask and the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask.

The first up is the Boscia mask. It was a bit pricier than other masks I've tried out before, retailing for for $39 bucks CDN at Sephora. The consistency of the mask when putting it on was slightly goopy in addition to making my eyes water for some reason. The mask dries quite quickly, drying to a shiny black latex look. I left it on for about 30 minutes so it could could fully dry. When completely dry the mask felt tight, leaving me a little afraid to laugh too hard (haha). This mask is a peel-off, which I found a little intimidating due to the many videos I had seen online of people screaming and writhing in pain when removing it. When it came time to take it off it was indeed somewhat of a daunting task. For me the hardest part was trying grab a piece at the bottom to peel off. Once I did that peeling off the mask wasn't too difficult, albeit slightly uncomfortable. Even though my skin type is oily, I still found this mask to be particularly drying. It removes moisture from your face in addition to removing impurities from your pores. I guess this is why the instructions say to apply a moisturizer right after. My skin felt clinically clean the first time I used this which I liked, but also a little itchy and irritated. I would urge you use this mask with caution, especially if you have sensitive skin like myself. One cool aspect of this product was the fact that you could actually see the impurities being removed since they are pulled out as you peel the mask. 

Next up is the Origins mask. This mask was pretty straight-forward in its application and it's a trusted favourite of mine. With this mask you simply put it on, let it dry for about 30 minutes and then wash it off afterward. I really like the way my face feels afterward. It feels soft and supple and does seem to clear my pores up a bit. I would definitely recommend this mask to people who are looking for a weekly mask that isn't too harsh on the skin.

So that was my quick little review on both the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask and Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. For a more in depth review on the two products check out my YouTube video after the jump.

Adj's Summer Fashion Round-Up

September 12, 2016

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the hiatus, I know I haven't posted in a hot minute (school/life happened). Anyways, as Lisa said this Summer has definately been ridiculously hot! My go-to style for keeping cool has been decidedly city-girl chic. I wore lots of t-shirt dresses, denim cut-offs and rompers paired with sneakers. Check out some of my looks below.

Dress: H&M // shoes: Footlocker (Adidas) // Purse: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Random boutique in chinatown

Romper: American Apparel // Purse: Aldo // Shoes: Little Burgundy

Hat: Forever 21 // Top: Brandy Melville // Shorts: Value Village // Belt: Value Village // Shoes: Little Burgundy (Jeffrey Campbell) // Purse: Forever 21

Top: H&M // Boyfriend Jeans: Costa Blanca // Shoes: Footlocker (Adidas)

Lisa's Summer Fashion Round Up

September 7, 2016

This summer was a scorcher!! I don't remember the last time there was a summer that was so consistently hot. I kept cool this season by rocking lots of denim cutoffs and mini skirts. I loved rocking all my summer styles, but I'm over this weather now and super ready for fall fashion. I know I'll regret saying that but anywho, check out some of my looks below.

Hat: Boohoo // Crop Top: Forever 21 // Skirt: Brandy Melville // Necklace: Forever 21 // Shoes: Forever 21

Necklace: DIY (Learn to make it here) // Halter Top: Brandy Melville // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Zara

Fringe Jacket: Forever 21 // Halter Top: Brandy Melville // Shorts: Levis via Aritzia // Shoes: Journeys

Hat: Boohoo // Crop Top: Forever 21 // Long Cardigan: Zara // Shorts: Thrifted // Shoes: Zara // Necklace: Aldo

Check out the vid below to see a lookbook of my summer styles.

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