Bésame Long Hair Finishing Powder Brush

I mentioned the Bésame Long Hair Finishing Powder Brush as one of my favourites at the end of last year. Finally, I’m posting my review of this odd looking brush:
I bought this during the Fall VIB Sale from Sephora last year, it costs $62 CAD / $50 USD.

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Mont Bleu Nail Tools: Glass Files, Nippers etc

Back in April, I was contacted by Mont Bleu to try out some of their nail tools. Now, you may not have heard of Mont Bleu, but I certainly have! I remember ages ago, reading raves about the brand for their amazing glass files from nail bloggers that I admired (I’m talking 4 years ago, ahem) – and thinking that one day I will try them. And now I’m finally trying them!

I received:
• Set of 3 crystal nail files “Wave Color” in “Light Rose-Tanzanite” [link]
• Dual-end glass cuticle pusher in “Pink” [link]
• Mont Bleu Cuticle Nippers [link]
• Original Foot Scraper & Callus Remover in Teal [link]

I’ve been testing these out for about a month and here are my thoughts.

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My First Cushion Compact Foundation: A Rant

As you can see from the post title, this isn’t going to be an overly positive post. One could say it almost doesn’t matter which cushion foundation was my first victim choice, but it just so happened to be one that isn’t widely known:

The Donginbi Red Ginseng Radiance Cushion BB SPF 50 PA+++ in #23 Calm Beige.  This compact cost me $45 and includes the case, an applicator sponge, and 2 cushion refills (at 18ml each). I bought this last year during a K-Beauty haul.  I’ve been using this cushion compact on and off for the past 5 months – I’m going to use this product as a reference, but my rant is for the overall concept of cushion compacts.

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LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

Today is Victoria Day, a holiday here in Canada, in celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday. Colloquially, we call it “May two four long weekend” due to the approximate date (May 24th) and to describe a case of beer (‘two four’).  The popular activity to do during this long weekend is to head up to the cottage to open it for the season and there are usually fireworks and drinking…  Me? Not doing any of that. Relaxing at home and doing some cleaning and decluttering. I’m LONG overdue for a makeup purge! 😉

Onward to a review of this LUSH Fresh Face Mask:

I picked up the Catastrophe Cosmetic mask 2 weeks ago and have been diligently using it – here are my thoughts.

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BHA Exfoliants: CosRX vs Paula’s Choice

Today I’m reviewing and comparing 2 BHA exfoliants:

• CosRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
• Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

I’ve been a long time devoted customer of Paula’s Choice – I just checked my account, my first order from her was in 2011!  My favourite products from her are the chemical exfoliants – they just work and are well-priced. So what prompted me to try something else?

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LUSH 5 Pot Program – Free Fresh Face Mask

The subtitle to this post is “What I thought on stuff I bought: LUSH edition”, since I’ll be showing you the empties that I’ll be bringing back to LUSH with quickie reviews on them. And then I need your help in choosing what mask to redeem for!

I actually have 6 empty pots and I’m not 100% sure if those clear pots qualify since on LUSH’s site it states: “Bring back 5 empty, clean black LUSH pots…” 😳

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles: Chiffon, Comfort, Chocolate Crumble, Rosette

I remember a time when Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) was solely a brow product brand.  And look at it now!  According to Sephora, their most popular product is their Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette.  You know me, I can’t commit to a large scale palette so I was quite psyched when I learned that ABH launched single refills and a customizable palette.

I got these right before Christmas last year as gifts to myself. 😉

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Sinful Color Kylie Jenner Collection in Karamel

This polish was part of the original launch of the Kylie Jenner and Sinful Color collaboration, back in March 2016. The official name of the collection was called King Kylie Collection:

I’m not a fan of the Kardashian / Jenner clan, but when a colour calls out to me, I set aside my personal differences. 😛

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CoverGirl Being Blonde

Finally, a mani on a Monday. An actual Mani Monday! 😛

This is the nail polish that was one of my favourite nail polish discoveries of 2016 and I even made the bold claim that it’s the best formula I’ve tried all year – it is: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in #95 Being Blonde.

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Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Beige

When I hauled this item from Nordstrom in October last year, many of you expressed interest in seeing a review of this, so I prioritized it to test out.
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And 4 months later, here we are! This is as speedy as I can get, ok? 😛

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