Friday, 25 November 2016

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2016

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills November 25th 2016 at 12:00 PM EST to November 28th 3 AM EST
    • 60% off eyeshadow singles & contour refills
    • 50% off concealer & waterproof creme color
    • 40% off contour kits & cream contour kits
    • 30% off lip gloss & metallic luster liner
    • 25% off pro brushes (new launch) & darkside liner
    • 20% off illuminators, stick foundations & brows
    • 10% off glow kit
  • Benefit Cosmetics  
    • Cyber Monday November 28th 20% off when you spend $50 in boutiques and online code CYBER
  • ColourPop 
    • Black Friday November 25th20% off liquid lipsticks
    • Cyber Monday November 28th: 20% off sitewide
  • elf cosmetics 
    • Black Friday: 50% off on orders $30+ code BLACKFRIDAY  
    • Cyber Monday: 50% off + free kabuki brush on orders $30+ code CYBERMONDAY 
  • Essence 50% off
  • Farsali 20% off November 25th to November 27th code BFEM16
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty 20% off and Free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Must sign up for email to have access to sale.
  • glo minerals November 22nd to November 25th 2016 20% off + Free Shipping using code BLACKFRIDAY16
    • Black Friday November 25th to November 27th20% off sale in-store & online code BLACKFRIDAY
  • Kylie Cosmetics 
    • Black Friday: Free Matching Gloss with certain lip kits (Candy K, Koko K, Posie K & Exposed)
    • Cyber Monday: November 28th at 12 AM EST: 20% off sitewide 
  • Macy's (in-stores & online) Various Beauty deals (check their website)
  • Makeup Geek Deals
    • Brush Pack $35 includes Angled Stippling, Chiseled Cheek, Pointed Crease, Pencil, Outer V
    • Sparkler Bundle $15 - Solar Flare, Stargazer, Solstice, Asteroid
    • Eye & Face Palette $28 -

      Travel Vault Palette, Barcelona Beach, Casino, Chit Chat,  Motown, Peach Smoothie,  Shimma Shimma,  XOXO, Covet 

    • Eyeshadow Bundle $45 - Flame Thrower / Cocoa Bear / Wild West / Creme Brulee / Showtime / Cherry Cola / Americano / Epic / Enchanted Forest

    • Duochrome Collection Full Set $99: 12 pans & 8 Jars 

    • Blush / Contour Bundles 

      $25 each set:

      • Porcelain Bundle: Break Up/ Love Triangle / Cherish / Promise Ring 

      • Fair Bundle - Bad Habit / Infidelity / Heart Throb / Love Letter 

      • Medium Bundle - Complicated / Half Hearted / Infatuation / Puppy Love 

      • Deep Bundle - Deal Breaker / Scandal / Chivalry / Desire 

        Contour Powder Pan complete set - 8 shades 

    • Pigment & Sparkler Bundle $28

      Pigments: Vegas Lights / Sweet Dreams / Utopia. Sparklers: Light Year / Meteor Shower / Constellation 

    • Eyeshadow Pans 3$ each: Sand Dollar, Casino, Sin City 

    • Black Friday November 24th at 8PM PST to November 25th: 25% off code FRIDAY25 
    • Cyber Monday November 27th at 8PM PST to November 28th 25% off code CYBER25
  • NARS - 20% off Now till November 29th code TAKE20 (online & in boutiques)
  • Nailhur November 21st to November 28th 
    • Buy 2 sets get one free
    • Buy 4 sets get two free
    • Gelsonic Kit for $34.99
    • Black Friday November 25th 50% off 
    • Cyber Monday November 28th 50% off code monday50
  • Paula's Choice November 25th to November 28th 2016 20% off + Free Shipping (U.S. & Canada)
    • Black Friday November 25th
      • 20% off $20 code SAVE20
      • 30% off $50 code SAVE30
      • 40% off $80 code SAVE40
    • Cyber Monday November 27th-28th: 40% off using code CYBERFUN
  • Sahi Cosmetics 25% off + Free shipping (no minimum) code BLACKFRIDAY
  • Sigma Beauty 
    • Black Friday - November 24th to November 25th 2016 25% off sitewide + Free Worldwide Shipping using code BLACKFRIDAY25
    • Cyber Monday - November 28th to November 29th 2016 30% off sidewide + Free brush cup with $50+ purchase using code CYBER30 (free U.S. Shipping on orders $50+ and free International shipping on orders $150+).
  • Shop Arzan Sale already applied + Free Shipping to Canada (no minimum) code BLACKFRIDAY
  • Tarte Cosmetics (ships to US & Canada) 25% off (some exclusions apply) using code FRIYAY & Free Shipping on $40 US Orders & $75 CAD orders 
  • Too Faced 
    • Pink Friday:
      • Early access to Matte Chocolate Chip Palette
      • 2 for $30 all Melted lipsticks
      • 50% second item when you purchase Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • The Balm Cosmetics 
    • Cyber Monday: 50% off sitewide (Shipping fees apply: $5 US, $20 Canada & $38 all other countries)

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Full Face Drugstore vs. High End Makeup Tutorial | Collab with Zenorah

I did half of my face using High end products and the other half using Drugstore makeup. I'm so excited because this is in collaboration with Zenorah :D 
Check out Zenorah's video and subscribe to her channel:

Products Mentioned
Brushes Mentioned
  • Morphe S4 - Deluxe Oval Concealer (no longer available)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

GRWM Birhtday Party + Mini Vlog

Here's my birthday party Get Ready With Me video. I did a smokey eye using mainly Kylie Cosmetics The Burgundy Palette. I wasn't sure what lip color to go for, so I ended up sticking to this nude pink lip combination.

Products Mentioned

Saturday, 19 November 2016

November Beauty Haul 2016

Here's my beauty haul. I bought a couple of things from Sephora during Sephora VIB Rouge Sale 2016 and from Kylie Cosmetics, Paula's Choice and got few drugstore products. I also included few PR samples I received from Glo Minerals in this haul. 

Here are the products I got during Sephora VIB Rouge Sale 2016:
*I bought all the products on my own except for Glo Minerals products, which were sent to me by the company as PR samples.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette - Rose Gold Edition

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette - Rose Gold Edition retails for $65 USD ($83 CAD) and contains 0.63 oz of product in total (0.035 oz each). 
Here's my video with review, swatches and tutorial of the palette:
This palette includes 18 shades in different finishes: matte, chrome pressed pearls and 3D metal shades. 
The packaging is a bigger version of her lashes packaging (closeup of her eyes but with one of the shades featured).
As for the palette, the shades can be seen through a clear lid but there isn't a mirror. I like the fact that the palette is lightweight and great to travel with but I do feel like she could have a done a better job with the packaging especially for the price. 
There are 18 shades in total and they come in three different finishes: matte, chrome presssed pearls and 3D metal shades.
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3D Metal Eyeshadow Shades:
  1. Dubai - Smoky Bronze
  2. Fling - Sparkly Cranberry
  3. 24K - Lavish Gold
  4. Rose Gold - Rose Gold
  5. Trust Fund - Ritzy Copper
  6. Blessed - Vintage Gold
These don't really apply too well with brushes but it's recommended that you apply with fingertips. I actually really like this formula and my favorite is Rose Gold. Such a stunning shade!! 
Here are the swatches of all 3D Metal eyeshadows: 
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Chromatic Pressed Pearls Eyeshadow Shades:
  1. Angelic - Sweet Pink with Gold Reflections
  2. Moon Dust - Astral Gold Illumination
These can be applied with a brush and my personal favorite is Moon Dust, which is perfect to highlight.
Here are swatches of pressed pearls shades: 
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These can be applied with a brush and you can apply them wet for a better color payoff. 
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Saturated Matte Eyeshadow Shades:
  1. Bossy - Bold Maroon Clay
  2. Flamingo - Dashing Pink
  3. Shy - Delicate Dusty Pink
  4. BAE - Cream-Colored Base
  5. Sandalwood - Earthy Deep Tan
  6. Maneater - Ruthless Mulberry
  7. Henna - Warm Reddish-Brown
  8. Coco - Bark Brown
  9. Suede - Smooth Transition Gray
  10. Black Truffle - Decadent Black
The matte shades are pigmented but I do feel like the formula could have been better. When I swatched them on my arm, some shades appeared patchy but on the eyes I had no problem blending them except for Bossy. That one is my least favorite from this palette. I also feel like the black eyeshadow isn't as intense as other black shadows other there (my favorite is Anastasia Beverly Hills Noir). However, the color selection of matte shades is great because these are the shades I reach out for a lot and I absolutely love Henna, Maneater and Coco for the crease or "outer v."
Swatches of all matte shades
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I really love a lot of the shades in this palette and this will be the palette I will most likely travel with because I can easily create daytime and nighttime looks with it. I like the variety of shades and finishes. I do find matte shades could have better but overall they do perform well. The palette is very lightweight and great to travel with but for the price, I feel like it could have been a little better.
Overall, I do really like this palette and find myself reaching out for it a lot, so personally it's totally worth it for me. I'd recommend it especially if you like most of the shades in here. 
  • Pigmented
  • Good shade selection
  • Lightweight palette
  • Travel-friendly
  • Formula of matte shades could have better
  • Expensive

Comparison with other palettes 
I was curious to see if this palette was worth the price, so I decided to compare it with some of the palettes out there.
Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette - Rose Gold Edition 
  • Price: $65 USD ($83 CAD) 
  • 0.63 oz
  • 18 shades

  • Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar
    • Price: $49 USD ($59 CAD)
    • 0.56 oz of product in total
    • 16 shades
    • This is a better value than Huda Beauty palette (you pay less and get almost same amount of product)

Looks created with this palette 
Here's a pictorial of one of the looks I created using this palette. I also featured it in my video. Click here to watch the tutorial.
1 Brow Bone: BAE
2 Transition: Sandalwood
3 Crease: Henna
4 Lid: Rose Gold
5 Crease: Maneater 
6) Outer v: Coco
7) I used Black Truffle to set liner and smoke out lower lashline
8) Inner corner highlight: Moon Dust

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Soft Glam Makeup Tutorial on Best Friend

Here's a soft glam makeup tutorial on my best friend Anjali using Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette and Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Sand, which covers her mild redness well so I didn't have to color correct. I also really like how the lip combination featuring Sahi Cosmetics lipstick turned out. For shade reference she is in NC35 in MAC.
Products Mentioned

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Sephora Holiday Sale 2016 Info & Recommendations

VIB and VIB Rouge Sale 2016 (20% off in-stores and online) is almost here. Here are Sephora Holiday Sale 2016 dates/coupon codes.  
VIB Rouge: November 4th to November 7th 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT  
  • Coupon: 20ROUGE   
  • First Access Event - November 4th: There isn't a closed-door event but they will be giving out a Holiday tote bag on November 4th. You can also bring a friend who is beauty insider and he/she can also have access to the sale.  
VIB: November 11th to November 14th 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT 
    • Coupon: 20VIB
Here's my video with my product recommendations for the sale:
Recommended Holiday Sets
Products Mentioned
Swatches of MUFE Highlighter, Becca Opal & Champagne Pop
Shades swatched (left to right):
Huda Beauty Trophy Wife Lip Contour Pencil & LipstickSephora Cream Lip Stain #13 Marvelous Mauve, Stila PatinaKylie Cosmetics Posie K
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