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HAUL: ColourPop Cosmetics

So after watching a million youtube videos about ColourPop, I finally decided to place an order (you can only buy these online) and thought 'hey its only $5 a pop', and won't be so bad in case I won't like the products.

I ordered a few in each category: 3 lippie stix, 3 eyeshadow, and 2 blush ($8 ea)

I placed the order March 24th and got an email confirmation on the 27th advising that the products have been shipped.  It took a total of 1 week for my order to arrive(April 1st) in Ontario Canada.  Shipping charge was $13.40 (my total was $54.40 USD).  I received a $5 off promo code for subscribing to them - which I've used for this purchase.

Here are the photos/swatches:

Amaze - I couldn't help myself and swatched this one... It was beautiful!!! (ps. I am NC20/NC25 just for reference)


On the Rocks

* The eyeshadows have this mousse-y/cream to powder texture so you need to be gentle with these.  A little goes a looong way, and to be quite honest, these blew me away more than the lippie stix.  The  colour payoff is super vibrant and pigmented (as you can see from the photos).  The texture is very smooth and creamy..I wouldn't ask for anything else in an eyeshadow.

*I bought the matte lippie stix only to try, and I am not disappointed with the ones I have.  They are very creamy and applies evenly.  The darker shade (Bichette) left a bit of a stain on the lips.  They also felt comfortable on the lips. 

*I also only bought the matte blushes.  They have a lot of vibrant shades but I figured I wouldn't go wrong with the more neutral ones... you know just in case.  
The blush also has a cream to powder texture and again, a little goes a long way with these too. 

On the boxes, it tells you to make sure the lid is secure to 'keep the magic in'

I was going to order more, but Im going to hold off for now ... maybe they will offer a lower shipping rate to Canadians .... (nudge nudge Colourpop)


March 2015 Favourites


  • feels lightweight on the skin
  • non-greasy
  • skin feels very hydrated and provides sort of a cooling sensation

  • holds brow hairs in place without making it stiff
  • provides very natural looking tint
  • EYEBROW PENCIL - if you want natural but PERFECT looking eyebrows- the search is over! LOVE!!!

  • formulated with Goji berries which are packed with anti-oxidants, and provides excellent anti-aging properties
  • conceals darkness/bags without looking cake-y
  • applies smoothly and does not crease

  • provides a natural looking glow
  • has SPF30
  • contains active botanical and fruit extracts and minerals 
  • promises to provide: anti-aging, anti-dullness, anti-gray, anti-stress, anti-pollution

  • rose gold blush that provides the perfect flush on the cheeks.  its a no-brainer 

  • provides a natural looking glowing skin that does not look oily
  • applies smoothly either with a brush or beauty sponge
  • has SPF18

  • curls, volumizes and separates the lashes
  • does not flake or clump (I use 2 coats max)

  • a must have for anyone that does not like reapplying their lipstick throughout the day
  • provides excellent pigmentation and applies evenly 
  • long lasting but still comfortable on the lips (imo)
  • tried & tested that IT IS transfer proof! LOVE!
Do we have similar favourites?  Would love to hear your recommendations!


RAVE: Rimmel Provocalips

If you don't already own the Rimmel Provocalips, you are seriously missing out on something awesome!

As you or may not know, I am a first time mommy to a wonderful baby boy - Aiden.  He is now 4 months old and the greatest gift that I could ever ask for.  And since then, my makeup routine (or lack thereof) has dramatically changed.  No more sitting down on my makeup table and taking my time applying makeup, and doing my hair... those days are gone lol.  

I pretty much do my face within 5-10 minutes now (moisturizer, BB Cream, Brows, Contour) and I always struggle when it comes to applying lipstick.  I am always conscious of not smearing it on my baby's cheeks.. and to be honest, most if not all of my lipsticks are not transfer proof

And then came the Rimmel Provocalips (hallelujah!!).  I was skeptical at first because I have tried lip stains before and I was not a fan at all.  But I figured what the heck, I would give this a try

I bought the shade Play with Fire, and boy was I blown away!  The colour payoff was outstanding - I mean it was rich and vibrant.  I waited a full minute before applying the topcoat or gloss and it felt super comfortable on the lips.  Its not at all drying and it applied evenly (just make sure your lips have been properly exfoliate and moisturized prior to application - as you would when applying ANY lipsticks).  Although I wish the topcoat is matte (just my own preference whenever I wear a bold lip).  

Here I am wearing 'Play with fire' prior to a Chinese buffet lunch 

this was an hour after eating chicken wings, soup, salad, noodles.. you get the idea lol!! the gloss faded a bit but holy cow!! 

the photo with me holding my baby boy would've been the 7th hour since I've first applied the lip stain.  The colour still looks AMAZING and has not rubbed off on my baby's cheeks after smothering him with kisses :) 

I cannot say enough good things about this product and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who does not like reapplying their lipstick throughout the day (especially to the mommies out there).  I also bought a second shade - Make your move, which is a more everyday shade.  (photo below) 

So.... go! and enjoy :)


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