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Hey guys! I made another video, another first – here are my August favourites. I definitely stuck to a bit of a skincare theme last month and was really focused on repairing and trying to keep my skin healthy with everything that goes on during the summer (hint: there’s a lot). Late nights and lots of activities really take their toll on the skin, so I’ve been focused on products that help to perk my skin up and give it a bit more life.

Want to shop for any of these? Here ya go:

Bioderma Sensibio Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel: http://bit.ly/2h5rH9h

it Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream: http://bit.ly/2y1Cxnv

it Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Antiaging Concealer: http://bit.ly/2y0VN4z

Chanel Le Lift Skin Recovery Sleep Mask: http://bit.ly/2wbn0VP

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/2xnpD6j

Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream: http://bit.ly/2wsa7Su

Too Faced Hangover Primer: http://bit.ly/2fjZSd9

Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray: http://bit.ly/2xBdKup

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Can a girl every really have too many eye shadow palettes? Judging by my collection, the answer is no. I hope. The latest addition to my collection is the Sephora PRO Cool Palette. With these (also available in Warm shades and Editorial shades), Sephora set out to create high performance palettes that can be used by makeup artists and enthusiasts alike.

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Lately I’ve tended to gravitate to rosier hues, which makes the Cool palette the perfect match for my beauty routine. Each palette contains 28 pigmented shades – quite the collection. This allows for a lot more versatility within the palette and the ability to create many different looks. Having all of these shades in one convenient palette is a big sell for me, as I like to play around with different variations on looks. The shades combine matte, shimmer and satin finishes for even more versatility.

I found that the matte shades are a bit powdery, with a few of the lighter shades being a little chalkier, but they do apply really smoothly and I find that this works a little better for blending, especially since they are quite pigmented. The satin shades are absolutely gorgeous and have a ton of pigment. They’re almost creamy in application and I love how these wear.The “sparkly” shades, Seashell and Moon, were a bit of a disappointment. I found that they lacked pigmentation and the sparkle didn’t really work, as you can see in the swatches below.

And guys, I really just have to rave about the second row of shadows (Ballet – Croquis) because for me, they are the stuff that dreams are made of. They’re all seriously gorgeous shades and flow together so nicely – this row could be a smaller palette all on its own.

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Shades Linen, Powder, Seashell, Tulle, Latte, Flax, Violet Gray

 

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Shades: Ballet, Cashmere, Tea Rose, Pink Champagne, Rosé, Orchid Mist, Croquis

 

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Shades: Ash, Mushroom, Fog, Graphite, Heather Grey, Mauve, Orchid

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Shades: Moon, Rosewood, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Espresso, Sketch, Obsidian

And check out the look I created using the Sephora PRO Cool Palette:

 

Overall, I’m super happy with the Sephora PRO Cool Palette. Aside from a couple of shade misses, they’ve really put together a beautiful, cohesive palette – not always an easy feat when you have 28 shades to work with. They’re fully pigmented and rich and make for some gorgeous looks. Have you tried any of the Sephora PRO Palettes?

 


Disclaimer: This post may contain PR samples sent for editorial consideration, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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There are two things you need to know about me; I absolutely love false lashes and I seriously struggle to apply them. Velour Lashes recently reached out to see if I would be interested in giving their mink lashes a try and I was a little hesitant at first. I mean, was I just going to totally embarrass myself with a sad lash application. Nevertheless, I said yes, and even decided to film a YouTube video to go along with my Velour Lashes Review (oh, and make sure you keep reading because there’s a GIVEAWAYYYYYY in store for you babes!).

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Velour Lashes recently rebranded (I had my first chance to see the packaging at a Murale preview a couple of months ago) & the new packaging is gorgeous and luxe. I gave the You Complete Me & Girl, You Crazy! lashes a try and my god are they ever gorgeous. The (cruelty free, naturally shedding) mink hairs are so soft and full, they really blend in seamlessly with the natural lashes for a gorgeous look. They’re also attached to a cotton band that’s a little more flexible and can be easily manipulated to follow the lash line.

 

They’ve also created this amazing tool, the Too Easy Lash Applicator, that honestly makes application a walk in the park. As I previously mentioned, I sometimes have trouble applying lashes, but this tool makes it easy to get a good grip on them and to really get in over your own lashes so you can set them in place where you want them.

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Want to give Velour Lashes a try? I’m giving away a Velour Lashes Starter Kit ($150 value!) that includes 2 Lash sets, a Too Easy Lash Applicator and Velour Lash Adhesive so you can give these a try (and probably fall in love). Enter via the form below! Good luck!

Velour Lashes Giveaway

 


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Oh Bite Beauty, you never cease to amaze me. And in a summer where lipstick has ruled, I’m really happy that you’ve thrown your ring into the liquid lipstick ring because your version is, well, delicious. I’ve been playing with the new Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick for a little while now and there’s a reason why these have become so popular so quickly. Shall we?

“Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick is proof that a high pigment luxurious and nourishing formula is possible with natural ingredients.” – Susanne Langmuir, Founder & Creator of Bite Beauty

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Bite Beauty Liquified Lipstick L-R: Braised, Candied, Caramelized, Chutney, Demi-Glace, Eclair, Flambé, Infuse, Marsala, Purée, Supreme, Whip

Available in 12 shades, ranging from nudes to deep maroon with everything in between, the new liquified lipsticks bring their popular Amuse Bouche lipsticks into liquid form (with new shades). They were designed to be nourishing on the lips, using natural ingredients like coconut oil, monoi butter and citrus flavour, to ensure that the formula glides on the lips smoothly leaving a creamy feel that hydrates during wear. They feel luxurious on the lip, with a really soft touch that doesn’t ever feel heavy or sticky.

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The shades are gorgeous and highly pigmented, especially the deeper shades; I love the colour and how rich they are once applied. I do notice that the lighter shades apply a little streaky and need to be blended a little for a smooth finish, but I’ve had no issues with the darker shades. For me, standouts are Chutney (my absolute favourite), Supreme and Marsala.

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Bite Beauty Liquified Lipstick L-R: Braised, Candied, Caramelized, Chutney, Demi-Glace, Eclair, Flambé, Infuse, Marsala, Purée, Supreme, Whip

They apply really creamy and dry to what they call a demi-glaze finish, which means they feel satiny and have a nice hit of shine to them without being overly glossy. I do find that these transfer (especially to my teeth…), with reapplication needed every 3-4 hours to keep the colour up. For longer lasting colour, start with The Lip Pencil in a matching shade.

And now… I made my first YouTube video! Check out more swatches and a continuation of my review here:

 

Please, be gentle 😉 And if you want to see more videos, make sure you subscribe and let me know what you would like to see on my channel. This was a pretty big, nerve-wracking step for me that’s been a long time coming and it feels nice to finally make the jump. Thanks for checking it out 🙂

Which Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick shades would you like to try?

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