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revlon colorburst matte lacquer balms

{Revlon Colorburst balms}

There comes a time in every beauty addict’s life when she meets a product that supersedes her expectations. I first spotted the incredibly vibrant, pink and matte shade, Unapologetic on Deanne from My Fash Avenue. Seriously the girl couldn’t have looked any more fly in this lippie. Naturally, a bold shade like that sparked my curiosity.

revlon colorburst balm swatch swatches

{Revlon Colorburst swatches}

 Just look at the pigment on these babies. I’m usually a matte lady but even the lacquers had me lusting for every shade. I’m finding that on the days I’m indecisive about which lippie to pick, I’ll reach for one of these. They just always get it right. Containing a triple butter complex of sheacoconut and mango butters you’ll never be left with cracked lips even with the matte formula.

For those of you (often like me) who need a little more luxury in their products – don’t stop reading just yet.

This product compares so closely to the Rouge Allure Velvet texture by Chanel. Say whaaat? True story. I know, I know. You just wish this was a sexy ‘Mercedes click’, black case as well.

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{Matte – Audacious}

A warm coral that’ll see a lot of sun this season – It’s a ‘play-it-safe’, pretty shade that’ll look good on every skin tone.

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{Matte – Standout}

Standout is a saucy little shade that appears to plump the lips up for a sexy, burgundy pout. I couldn’t help but wear it for an entire work week and that’s a lot for me…

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{Matte – Mischievous}

This light lovely is wearing a little warm after swatching the other shades but you can still see the lighter, cooler hue of coral in it’s pigment. With my ‘pale’ skin I can get away with it now but it may look strange in the summer when I’m sporting a tan. Will keep you posted!

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drugstore skincare cleansers

drugstore skincare cleansers

{Cleansing collections}

In a world where the best of cleansers could set you back a juicy $90, it’s a relief to my credit card to see some frugal options. A couple of these beauty finds have secured a permanent spot in my routine and I couldn’t be happier that they’re less than $20.

drugstore cleansing oils

{Garnier vs L’oreal}

Both brands released a cleansing oil that’s almost identical in texture but my vote goes to Garnier’s Clean Nourishing Cleansing oil. An ever so slightly softer touch to the skin with a soft scent. Perfect for my dry skin, I’m guessing the Jojoba and Macadamia oils have something to do with it.

Garnier Nourish Cleansing Oil – $11.99

L’Oreal Sensational Cleansing Oil – $12.99

loreal sublime soft micellar solution

{L’Oreal Gentle Micellar Solution}

I don’t know but I love this product so much that I’m rationing it despite it’s steal of a price tag at $14.99. This beauty literally melts away my makeup without having to rub at my eyes and the delicate scent isn’t  overbearing in the slightest.

If you checked out any of the other blogs you’ll see this being compared to the Bioderma offering quite a bit but I found that product to sting despite it’s sensitive skin claims. Without a doubt I’ll be buying this beauty over and over again.

olay fresh effects wipes and eye cream

{Olay Fresh Effects}

I can’t even begin to stress how much this Olay collection has impressed me. The wipes just rock my world. One side is soft to gently wipe away the makeup on my skin, the other is rough and works to exfoliate those areas that need a deeper clean.

Perfect for day or night use but I prefer using these in the morning for a wake-up call.

I simply had to mention the Bright on Schedule roller eye cream because I’ve been using it everyday since I got it. The cooling applicator smooths on a product that works in conjunction to instantly de-puff my tired eyes. A major winner of a product!

sublime fresh foaming garnier smoothing cream cleanser

{Cream vs foaming cleanser}

As a gal that suffers with dry skin (thanks Canadian winter), Garnier, yet again wins the battle for best drugstore cleanser. The Smoothing Cream Cleanser feels like butter and works that way too to wash away the day’s look.

L’Oreal’s Purifying Foaming Cleanser is fab if your skin is leans towards the oilier side.

Have you recently picked up a drugstore cleanser that you’re raving about? Let me know which and why in the comments below!

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maybelline crayon kohl liner by color show review

maybelline crayon kohl

{Maybelline Kohl Liner by Color Show}

Oh hey there set of gorgeous pencil liners that are beautifully pigmented. I mean not that I’m surprised but Maybelline’s releases over the past year have been knocking it out of the beauty ball park and I’m all over these.

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{Swatch shop}

These pencils glide like butter over your skin so you won’t need to press down too hard on your lids to get that opaque coverage. Whether you’re enhancing your eyes with Graphite Grey, elevating your smokey eye with Ultra Black or adding a little Edgy Emerald to your beach babe look, these pencils will add impact with very little work.

From left to right

Edgy Emerald, Green Envy, Beauty Blue, Vibrant Violet, Chambray Blue, Turquoise Flash, Chocolate Chip, Graphite Grey, Sparkle Grey, Barely Beige, Marvellous Maroon, Ultra Black.

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{Pretty Pencils}

I’m a little too excited to play with the shade Chambray Blue (baby blueish), maybe I’ll wear it above a black liquid cat flick…

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{My favourite shades}

Green Envy, Graphite Grey and Marvellous Maroon (over Chocolate Chip it creates a total Teddy dupe…) are my favourite day-to-day shades that pack a helluva punch. I can’t help but have a mad weakness for this deep green shade. It’s SO beautiful right?

The pencils are available at mass retailers from next week and they’re ONLY $5.99. I can’t even. The value  is beyond awesome. These were a press send, but I’m going need to a back up of my favs…

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revlon matte color burst balm swatch

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{Pink pout}

Oh hello drugstore lippie that has the texture of silk. You may know that I’m not the biggest fan of glossy lips (though I have been fancying the Lancome Gloss in Love lately), so this pencil impressed me — big time.

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I love this ‘chubby stick‘ style casing, makes it easy to throw in your purse and go and the twist features means you don’t need a sharpener. Sa-weeet.

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{Pink is pretty}

The way this lipstick felt on my lips (dare I say it) reminded me of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks.

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I recently gave the Ultimate Suede Lipstick by Revlon a shot but was so underwhelmed. I loved the initial application but my lips quickly cracked. Womp womp. On that note, the Colorbust Matte Balm applied like butter and doesn’t dry out your pout.

I believe these retail for around $9.99 which as always point out, equates to almost 4 Chanel Lipsticks. Bargain.

My biggest problem? I need MOAR.

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