Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil in Cherry My Chérie (5) & Peach Me Love (6) – Review & Swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil in Cherry My Chérie (5) & Peach Me Love (6)

Yves Saint Laurent’s Volupté Tint-In-Oil was undoubtedly a nostalgia driven purchase for me. When I heard the name, it conjured images of glossy lips achieved with the roll-on lip glosses that I used to buy from the dollar store in middle school. It was the height of popularity for glossy lips and all the girls in the class carried with them these roll-on lip glosses that felt so oily, I’m not even sure if there was anything else in them! But rest assured that barring the glossy shine, the Volupté Tint-In-Oil is nothing like the dollar store lip glosses. And that’s a very good thing! YSL’s … Continue reading

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette – Review & Swatches

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette Silver Mauve Peony Blanc Quartz Flushed Veiled Midnight Temper Haze Noir Copper Fig Espresso

When I saw the sequel to Smashbox’s Full Exposure Palette, the Double Exposure Palette, my initial reaction was to skip it altogether without giving it any consideration at all since I hate the chunky glitter that’s part of the Full Exposure Palette. However, the colour scheme of the palette made me give it a second look and I have to say, I much prefer it to the original. Smashbox Double Exposure Palette comes in a sturdy cardboard packaging with a decent sized mirror and a magnetic closure. The packaging isn’t excessively bulky but it does come with an insert that has on it the … Continue reading

Travel Essentials: Roadtrip Beauty & Makeup Sans Brushes

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders (Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Sheer Transformation Cream & Invigorating Night Treatment, Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix, Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50, Paula's Choice Suncare Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50, Paula's Choice Clinical Ultra Rich Soothing Body Butter, Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter, Josie Maran Argan Infinity Creamy Oil, Alterna Bamboo Abundant Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction, label.m Brunette Dry Shampoo, MAC Prolongwear Paint Pot in Indianwood, Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx, Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Benefit Watt's Up!, Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 410, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC35, NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder Brush free makeup

A couple of months ago (yes, that’s how behind I am on posts…), my family and I did a 10 day roadtrip through the Rocky Mountains. Crammed in a car with 5 people and with barely any space for suitcases and such, and a different hotel room every night, I ended up living out of a backpack. It dawned on me that I didn’t really have enough space for makeup brushes or a way to store them properly. Now, if you’re a beauty junkie, thought of 10 days without any makeup brushes is panic inducing but the thought of your … Continue reading

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé, Gavi, Maraschino & Aubergine – Review & Swatches

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé, Gavi, Maraschino & Aubergine

Considering Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick formula is one of my all time favourite formulas (my most recent acquisition can be seen here) and I’m currently obsessed with matte lips, I was naturally curious about the Matte Crème Lip Crayons. With the Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis available as the perfect Christmas ornament for every beauty lover, I figured it was time to the plunge and my only disappointment is in myself that I didn’t try these earlier! The full size Matte Crème Lip Crayons come in tall, skinny twist up pencils with Bite Beauty’s signature matte, rubberized dark grey packaging. The Mix N’ Mingle Minis that … Continue reading

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Fig & Date – Review & Swatches

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Fig & Date

Even though I love Bite Beauty’s Luminous Crème Lipsticks (previous reviews here and here), I have never been able to find a nude in the permanent line that I can truly say flattered me. However, with Bite Beauty’s Mix N’ Mingle Minis out for the holiday season this year, that seems to have finally been remedied with the Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Fig/Date. Like all of Bite Beauty’s Mix N’ Mingle Minins, the duo comes in a festive packaging with ribbon attached that just calls for it to be perched on a Christmas tree. The lipstick duo itself is a miniature dual … Continue reading