First Impressions: Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette + Swatches

huda beauty desert dusk

One of the most surprising presents I received this holiday season was from my friend and fellow beauty lover Leah. She’s gotten on that Huda Beauty train, but I haven’t looked too much into her products. Of course I’ve heard the hype, and her lip kits, palettes, and foundation look to be getting rave reviews. The Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette is a beauty collection of golds, oranges, purples and red. I was so excited to start playing around with it!

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First Impressions: Anastasia Beverly Hills Prisim Eyeshadow Palette (+Swatches)

anastasia beverly hills prisim palette

Since I had to order my Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift, I thought I would make the shop worth my while by also picking up a palette I was eyeing, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism palette. I know people might be a bit gun shy after the whole Subculture debacle, but I was never interested in the Subculture palette in the first place. The Prism palette in comparison really caught my eye and I decided to go for it.

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First Impressions: Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil

kat von d everlasting glimmer veil

Hi folks! I have a quick first impression of the new Kat Von D Glimmer Veils which were recently released online at Sephora. These puppies aren’t in store yet and will be released at Sephora on September 8. At IMATS last weekend (recap and haul can be found here), I managed to get my hands on two of the colours Rocker (described as a copper with gold glimmer) and Razzle (magenta with pink glitter).

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First Impressions: Full Face of Foil Samples

Full Face of Samples

Hi friends! Anyone else have an ever expanding collection of foil samples? Mine are definitely getting unruly, so I thought I would try something fun. I noticed that I had the right samples to do a full face, so I thought I would give it a try. When I use foil samples I usually use them one at a time (when I remember). This seemed like a good way to cut down on my samples but also try some new products all at once.

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Event Recap: Inglot Aquastic Launch + Swatches

inglot aquastic

I recently had the privilege to attend a launch event at Inglot. If you’ve never heard of the brand you need to fix that ASAP. I discovered them in 2015 when they first opened up a store in Toronto. I wrote up a blog post at the time (apologies for the shoddy pictures) based on some of their eyeshadows! Definite loves!

The launch event was for their new Aquastic line of creme eyeshadows. I have minimal experience with creme eyeshadows, but I’m in LOVE with metallics so I was excited to check them out!

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My Green Beauty Travel Picks

Hello friends! As some of you may know, I’ve been travelling up north for work. During the summer it wasn’t so bad, but during the winter?! Eek. Cold and snowy are an understatement. Even as we (somewhat) move into spring, they keep the hotel so DRY. Dry to the point I actually got a nosebleed and my skin was cracking. I recently received some samples from green beauty brands, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Most products are moisturizing-focused, so I was able to let out sigh of relief! I have definitely tested these under some harsh conditions and wanted to share!

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