Friday, 21 December 2018

Laura Mercier Holiday Sets 2018

I received a lovely PR package from Laura Mercier featuring four of their new holiday 2018 sets:
I featured these products in my latest video:

Laura Mercier Prime Glow Set is Nordstrom Exclusive and it includes the following products:
  • Translucent Loose Setting Powder (0.33 oz.) 
  • Velour Puff
  • Foundation Primer in Radiance (0.5 oz.)
  • Matte Radiance Baked Powder (0.06 oz.) 
  • Fan Brush
Laura Mercier Prime Glow Set
Laura Mercier Mood Glow Face Illuminator Trio retails for $52 USD and it's a limited edition palette that features three 6g highlighter shades that are sold separately: Indiscretion, Devotion and Ambition. The full size illuminator contains 9g of product and retails for $52 USD, so this palette offers a great value. My personal favorite is the shade Ambition! It really complements my skin tone (for shade reference, I'm in NC40 in MAC).
Laura Mercier Luxe Indulgences Soufflé Body Crème Collection retails for $45 USD and it's a limited edition set including four of  2oz. Soufflé Body Crèmes in Almond Coconut Milk, Ambre Vanille, Crème de Pistache and Fresh Fig. The full size (12 oz) retails for $60 USD. My personal favorite is Almond Coconut Milk.
Laura Mercier Luxe Indulgences Soufflé Body Crème Collection

Laura Mercier Brush Strokes Luxe Brush Collection retails for $78 USD and it includes a travel clutch with the following brushes:
  • Fan Brush
  • Cheek Colour Brush
  • Smoky Eye Liner Brush
  • All Over Eye Colour Brush
  • Eye Crease Brush

Laura Mercier Brush Strokes Luxe Brush Collection

Black Friday Sale Beauty Haul + PR haul

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Moose Knuckles 3Q Ladies Jacket Unboxing

I've collaborated with Moose Knuckles to unbox their 3Q Ladies Jacket. I chose the color deep red with black fur and got it in size small. The size was perfect. I did try it on in this video to show you how it looks and for height reference, I'm 5'3". I also gave my first impressions on the jacket.
Moose Knuckles 3Q Ladies Jacket is a quilted jacket that has a length in between the bomber and parka offering warmth and protection. It features a detachable, fur-trimmed hood and zippered side pockets. It retails for $995 CAD and you can buy it online directly from their website. The jacket is shipped from Canada and taxes/duties are calculated for you. It's also available in stores at some retailers. Click here to locate the store near you.
Color Chosen: Deep Red
Size Chosen: Small
  • Cotton Nylon Water Repellent Outershell 
  • 100% down proof nylon lining
  • 80/20 Duck Down Loft 650 cc per oz
  • Heavy Duty YKK Front and Sleeve Zippers
  • Detachable Hood
  • Draw Cord at hood with fox fur
  • Placket with button closure
  • Metal Logo on sleeve
  • Pockets: Two front button pockets | One sleeve pocket | Two internal pockets
  • Made in Canada with imported materials
  • 29” back length 
  • Size Available XS - XXL
  • Colors available: Army, Black, Granite, Green Ash, Jasper Blue, Navy, Redwood, Snow White

The jacket features a detachable hood and Draw Cord at hood with fox fur.
On one of the sleeves, there's the classic Moose Knuckles metal logo. The color is chosen at random during the final touches. You may get one of the following colors: Nickel, Gunmetal and matte black. 
Overall, I think it's a great and practical jacket. I wore it recently during my trip to Toronto and I loved the way it looks. I'm so glad I chose the color deep red. The number of pockets available in this jacket are very convenient especially during my trip because I was able to go out without my bag and take on my wallet, keys, lipstick and any other necessary items. 
Photo taken at Hotel X Toronto
It's been getting very cold here in Montreal, so I had the chance to test this jacket out to see if it's warm enough for our Canadian winter. I'm so glad it is and it has become a great winter addition. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2018

Here are the beauty Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. I will keep updating this blog post until Black Friday. Click here for clothing, accessories and shoes deals.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills November 23rd
    • Haul of Fame Collection launching on US and UK websites. This ABH Palette Collection features 4 of ABH's iconic eye shadow palettes: Modern Renaissance, Soft Glam, Subculture, and Prism for $90 ($168 value)
  • Benefit Cosmetics Now until November 24th 2018 25% OFF EVERYTHING plus free shipping with code: BENEBINGE
  • Dominique Cosmetics 10% off Berries & Cream Collection + Free U.S. Shipping on all orders using code CHRISTEN
  • Farsali 25% off sitewide (no code required)
  • Huda Beauty November 23rd to November 26th
    • 20% off complexion products
    • 30% off brushes, tools and eyeshadows palettes (except new Nude Eyeshadow Palette)
    • 40% off highlighters 
    • FREE worldwide shipping on all orders over $75
  • Kiehl's 15% off any purchase or 20% off purchases of $150 or more
  • KKW Beauty 30% to 50% off sitewideNow to November 24th 11:59 PM PST
  • Kylie Cosmetics Now to November 24th at 11:59PM PST
    • 40% lips
    • 30% face and palettes
    • Excludes holiday collection and KKW x Kylie Lip Collection
    • Free domestic shipping on orders over $40
  • Macy's (in-stores & online) Various Beauty deals (check their website)
  • NARS - 20% off in-stores and in boutiques
  • Real Techniques 30% off everything + 40% off sale items  Now to November 25th
  • Sephora - Deals starting at $10 ($13 CAD) - Sale will start as of November 16th of Sephora App
  • Sigma Beauty 30% off + Free worldwide shipping November 21st to November 23rd 2018
  • Tarte Cosmetics (ships to US & Canada) 25% off (some exclusions apply) using code VIP25 & Free Shipping on $40 US Orders & $75 CAD orders 
  • Too Faced Now until November 24th @ 11:45pm PST
    • Receive 30% off your purchase! Excludes Clover, Sex Hangover, Life's a Peach Set, gift wrap, and sale. Use code: PINK30. Offer ends 11/24/2018 @ 11:45pm PST
    • FUN + FREEBIES. Spend $50 and get a Skinny Dip Bag, a deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara, a deluxe Sweet Peach Lip Gloss, and a deluxe Chocolate Soleil. No code needed. US only. Offer ends 11/24/18 @ 11:45pm PST
  • Urban Decay November 22nd to November 24th 20% off purchases and free ground shipping. Beauty Junkies program members will receive 25% off (You can sign up for free).
Click here for Black Friday Fashion Deals

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Makeup Tutorial | Testing new makeup

Here’s a quick tutorial featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette and other new products mentioned in my Sephora sale/PR haul. I used some of the PR samples that I've received from Clarisonic, Becca Cosmetics, Shiseido, Esqido and Pixi Beauty.

This look wouldn't have been complete without falsies. I tried Esqido mink false lashes for the first time and I'm in love with them!

Products Mentioned
Brushes Mentioned

Monday, 12 November 2018

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Holiday Kits 2018

Becca Cosmetics sent a lovely PR package with two of their holiday limited-edition kits in collaboration with Chrissy Teigen. I love the gold packaging! 

I featured these kits in my latest haul video:

Becca Glow Kitchen Kit - Becca x Chrissy Teigen
  • Becca Glow Kitchen Kit $44USD ($53 CAD) 
    • Glow Soufflé Eye Shadow in Cinnamon Churro 
    • Face Highlighter in Cinnnamon Churro
    • Lip Soufflé in Red Velvet 
    • Confectionary Glow Powder in Cinnamon Sugar
Lip Soufflé is a whipped-mousse, matte liquid lipstick infused with vanilla flavor. 
Swatch of  Lip Soufflé
The two-in-one Glow Soufflé Eye Shadow and Face Highlighter Duo is infused with the scent of cinnamon buns. On one end, you get a shimmer eyeshadow,

On the other end, you get a creamy face highlighter in Cinnnamon Churro.
Confectionary Glow Powder is a loose powder highlighter and it's scented like cinnamon sugar. 
Becca Lip Icing Glow Gloss Kit - Becca x Chrissy Teigen
  • Becca Cosmetics Lip Icing Glow Gloss Kit $29USD ($35 CAD) 
    • Lip Icing Glow Glosses in Crème Brûlée (sheer, sweet pink with iridescent pearl)
    • Cinnamon Bun (delicious bronze with golden pearl) 
    • Sugar Plum (sugary mauve with golden pearl)
    • Candy Cane (sugar-coated, luscious red with white pearl)
Swatches of all shades:
Left to right Crème Brûlée, Cinnamon Bun, Sugar Plum, Candy Cane
Shade Reference: MAC NC40

Sephora Sephora Holiday Event Haul 2018

PR Haul
Here's the list of products that I received as PR samples from Becca Cosmetics and Shiseido:
  • Becca Glow Kitchen Kit $44USD ($53 CAD) 
    • Glow Soufflé Eye Shadow in Cinnamon Churro 
    • Face Highlighter in Cinnnamon Churro
    • Lip Soufflé in Red Velvet 
    • Confectionary Glow Powder in Cinnamon Sugar
  • Becca Cosmetics Lip Icing Glow Gloss Kit $29USD ($35 CAD) 
    • Lip Icing Glow Glosses in Crème Brûlée (sheer, sweet pink with iridescent pearl)
    • Cinnamon Bun (delicious bronze with golden pearl) 
    • Sugar Plum (sugary mauve with golden pearl)
    • Candy Cane (sugar-coated, luscious red with white pearl)

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Sephora Holiday Bonus Event 2018 Info & Recommendations

VIB and VIB Rouge members get 20% off in-stores and online, while beauty insiders get 15% off during the event. Click here to read my blog post for more details.
Recommended Products
My shopping list

Last year's recommendations

Friday, 26 October 2018

Sephora Holiday Bonus Beauty Insider Event

VIB and VIB Rouge members get 20% off in-stores and online, while beauty insiders get 15% off during the event. I've listed the dates and promo codes for all tiers below.
Check out my video for recommendations: 

VIB Rouge: 20% off from in-stores & online
    • October 26th to October 29th 2018 November 2nd to November 5th 
    • Online Promo Code: ROUGEBONUS 
      • First Access Event - October 26th 2018: There isn't a closed-door event but they will be giving out a sample set when you purchase in-store. You can also bring a friend who is beauty insider and he/she can also have access to the sale. 
      VIB: 20% off from November 9th to November 12th 2018
      Beauty Insiders: 15% off from November 16th to November 19th 2017,, Inc.
      *20% offer valid for Rouge members on merchandise purchases made from 10/26/18 through 10/29/18 at 11:59pm PT and from 11/2/18 through 11/5/18 at 11:59pm PT in Sephora U.S. stores, Sephora Canada stores, Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and online. Offer not valid on On Friday, 10/26/18 in stores only, Rouge client and one guest of Rouge who is a member of the Beauty Insider program and is present at the time of redemption will be eligible for 20% off all merchandise purchases, along with a sample set free with any merchandise purchase. Sample set offer valid only in Sephora U.S. and Canada stores and Sephora inside JCPenney stores; assortment may vary. Limit of one sample setper Rouge client and one per guest and provided on a first-come basis. Quantities are limited. Not valid on purchases of customizable sets online, through Sephora’s Customer Service. Not valid on Google products. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson item, three Drunk Elephant items, and three Tatcha items per SKU per transaction. Not valid on previous purchases, purchases of gift cards or eGift cards, FLASH, PLAY! by Sephora, gift wrapping, packaging, taxes, or shipping & handling charges. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Sephora is not responsible fordamaged, lost, or stolen promotional barcodes. Promotions have no cash value and may not be altered, sold, or transferred. Rouge status must be attained prior to redemption. No minimum purchase required. Due to heavy demand, Sephora FLASH delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion. Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion codes or Rouge Reward. Sephora and JCPenney employees are not eligible for these offers. Offers are subjectto change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time.
      My shopping list