After a week of negative reviews, I thought for today I’d post something positive! 😉
I was nominated for the Miranda Sings Award by the lovely Kristy of HippyLip – if you’re not following her, you really should! Thanks for the nod. 🙂
• Announce your nomination with a post, including a link to the blogger who nominated you
• Include the featured image on your blog
• List seven things you love about yourself (e.g. your appearance, personality, achievements, etc.), but don’t use negative comparisons!
• Nominate ten other blogs and link the nominees in your post
By now you know it’s not good news if you see a product come up for review this week…
I bought the LUSH Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie in my LUSH haul back in March.
The BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Natural has been on my wish list for a little while. I’ve heard many raves about it so finally picked it up during the Sephora VIB sale:
It retails for $36 CAD for 15g of product, and is made in Canada.
I probably should have listened to my intuition about this palette – I wasn’t completely sold on the concept but I really wanted to try Becca eye shadows since the quality looked stellar (and with Ingrid whispering in my ear).
I bought this in January – I was torn between the Ombre Rouge or the Ombre Nude (varying shades of brown), but in the end I went with the Rouge since the makeup artist recommended it over the Nude. The palette cost $48 CAD for 5 shades, with 1.6g of product each for a total of 8g for this palette – it is made in the US.
This week is dedicated to all the beauty items that haven’t worked for me. I didn’t purposely plan this but when I assessed my upcoming posts for the week, I realized every one of them scored less than a 5 on my Stash Worthiness scale. These posts will be filled with rants and possibly some snark. You’ve been warned! First up:
The official name of this UD concealer is Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer:
I have the shade Light Neutral. I redeemed for this item during the Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points event in February, so it didn’t cost me anything, but it normally retails for $35 CAD for 5ml of product.
Yes yes, I’ve been extremely lucky lately, winning a few giveaway in quick succession! 😀 I won this NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette from Sandie’s Stash:
I’ve never owned a highlighting and contour palette before. I love the notecard that Sandie included – thank you!. 🙂
I thought I’d post this up asap since this lipstick is a fairly new release and an online exclusive item – some people might be curious about how this looks in “real” photos. Here is the lipstick in Finally Free:
I purchased this the day it launched (April 7th – the same day that the VIB sale started! It was a busy day of online shopping) but it took 10 frustrating days for me to get my hands on the parcel (grrr courier services that don’t actually deliver!)
I received a notification that there was a parcel waiting for me and I just knew it was the prize from MyStyleInsideOut‘s giveaway!
I was only expecting the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette as per her giveaway post, but she included extras! 😀 And she wrote a sweet message in that butterfly notecard! ❤
Calling this a “haul” is kind of a stretch, but humour me. I only bought 4 items!
My total came to $83.30 which is pretty low considering all of the anticipation for the VIB sale! I got:
I’m baaaack. 🙂 Thanks for all the well wishes last week! I’m about 50% better simply because it’s unavoidable for me to not be on the computer at work. I’m looking into an ergonomic assessment for my desk, and possibly doing some physio. I’ll be scaling back on my posting slightly but it’s challenging because I have so many backlogged posts! Here’s a post that I meant to post last week:
I waffle back and forth about doing monthly favourites but I think a quarterly list works for me. Here are the items that have been standouts for me lately:
All of these items would be rated 8 out of 10 or above in my Stash Worthiness! 🙂