Beauty · cruelty-free · Holiday 2017 · Makeup · sephora

Sephora | Cruelty-Free Holiday Releases 2017

Sephora Holiday Releases 2017

Hey friends, with the scorching weather outside, very unusual for September, it’s tough to imagine that we are at that time of the year, when all our beloved anticipated Holidays releases are gracing Sephora shelves at such a rhythm that it’s hard to keep up. And honestly, when I look at all the previews, our poor wallets are in for a massive choc!

The sole purpose of this post is to fill your beauty lovers’ hearts with all the products you are lusting over, in a cruelty-free* way of course!🐰 (* The Sephora Favorites sets include some products that are Test on Animals)

Little question: What is the ONE thing  will buy no matter what?

Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

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Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Too Faced Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

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Tarte Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Tarte Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Tarte Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Tarte Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Tarte Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Tarte Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Tarte Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

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Smashbox Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Smashbox Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Smashbox Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

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Sephora Favorites Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Sephora Favorites Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Sephora Favorites Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Sephora Favorites Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Marc Jabobs H-2017

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Marc Jacob Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Marc Jacobs Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Marc Jacob Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Marc Jacob Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Marc Jacobs Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Marc Jacobs Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier H-2017

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Sephora Favorites Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier Holiday  2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier Holiday  2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier Holiday  2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier Holiday  2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Laura Mercier Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Kevyn Aucoin H-2017

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Kevyn Aucoin Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Kevyn Aucoin Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Hourglass H-2017

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Hourglass Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Hourglass Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Hourglass Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Stila H-2017

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Stila Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Stila Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Stila Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Stila Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Kat Von D H-2017

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Kat Von D Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Kat Von D Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Kat Von D Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Buxom H-2017

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Buxom Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Buxom Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Buxom Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Buxom Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Bare Minerals H-2017

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BareMinerals Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

BareMinerals Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Anastasia Beverly Hills H-2017

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Bite Beauty H-2017

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Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Cover Fx H-2017

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Cover FX Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Becca H-2017

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Becca Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Viseart H -2017

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Viseart Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Urban Decay H-2017

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Urban Decay Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Urban Decay Holiday 2017 (Sephora)

Happy Shopping!

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Beauty · canadians · cruelty-free · Makeup

Maison Jacynthe | New Fluid Foundation, Nail Polish & Highlighter

Maison Jacynthe Makeup

Cruelty-Free Makeup

Hi friends, I’m super excited to present three new makeup products from the awesome Maison Jacynthe. They graciously sent their new nail polish, fluid foundation & highlighter for me to review and share my thoughts and appreciation (no strings attach & #notsponsered)!

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to work with this ALL NATURAL & CRUELTY-FREE Quebec-based company, founded by the inspiring Jacynthe René. I was so impressed by her makeup line and fell immediately in love with their Blush in Juliette (02), an absolute marvel (You can read about their eyeshadow, blush and bronzer HERE).

Before I dig into today’s products, I would invite you to visit their beautiful website (Maison Jacynthe), both in English and French, and discover that ever-growing wellness brand, their nature-oriented skincare, books, perfume and makeup that are developed with care for women of all ages!

❤︎

Maison Jacynthe Nail Polishes

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

The nail polish that I selected is in the color Taormina (Taormina is a commune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina, on the east coast of Sicily, Italy). After my first application, I was madly in love with the formula and mostly the color. If their was a “Ingrid” shade, it’s Taormina, which is the prettiest taupy/ mauvy ever made. TOTALLY a Fall & Winter must-have!

Her nail polish line also includes a base and a top coat, plus 10 vibrant additional shades. I foresee myself buying Portofino, ideal for Summer months.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I rarely wear polishes on my fingernails (except clear ones since I’m so brutal with all the gardening and my outdoorsy activities) but I wouldn’t be caught dead not wearing polishes on my toenails at any giving time. I feel very confortable to recommend these nail polishes: the formula is so long wearing and this colour so rich; you barely need a second coat. I’m just IN LOVE with Taormina (probably would be IN LOVE with the town also)!!!!!

Pricing: 14$CND

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Maison Jacynthe Fluid Foundations

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

Honestly, my first impression was not a positive one at all. The coverage was way too light to cover my uneven skin (sun spots, acne scars & redness). But, after getting my usual coffee fix, I looked in the mirror to apply the rest of my makeup, and found my face to be radiant and beautifully glowy. This product is the ultimate foundation for a natural makeup day, aka a “no makeup, makeup day”!

What I love:

My shade, Beige Ivoire (01), is perfect for my light complexion. To be noted, that the color has a yellow undertone, which is great for me since I despise pink undertones.

In my honest opinion, this fluid foundation is best suited for normal to dry skin women since it has the most natural dewy finish (not to be confused with greasy!)

You do have to shake the bottle prior to application since it contains oils.

The packaging is super elegant and very practical with its pump and glass container (Hip Hip Hooray …. ) and sturdy enough for traveling purposes.

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

Weirdly enough, this foundation smells AMAZING!! I’m CRAZY about the unique scent! If I might add, each product tested from this brand smells great, probably the result of all those natural ingredients.

As previously mentioned, the coverage is light – I cannot build it to a full coverage or even a medium one,

After 10 hours, it doesn’t look cakey or as not settle in my fine lines,

This product is made in Italy,

The only downside is that there are ONLY 5 shades available.

I wasn’t expecting to be blown away, but in all modesty, I look damn good with just this Fluid Foundation, a Bronzer and one of my many coral glosses. Also, may I remind you that it also smells ridiculously good…

Pricing: 46$CND for 1.01 fl oz

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Maison Jacynthe Highlighters

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

If you like crazy pigmented highlighters then look no further, Maison Jacynthe has you covered.

What I love:

A little goes a very long way, this little number is PIGMENTED,

It blends like a charm and doesn’t emphasize the textures of my skin,

Depending on your mood, the occasion or you preferred look, this formula gives either a nice light shimmer or an intense one, but it doesn’t contain glitters. To my makeup addict friends out there, these highlighters remind me of the Dior Skin Nude Air Luminizer Powder, but in a cruelty-free & cheaper version…

I have to write about the scent again since I’m obsessed,

Luna Rose (02) is more golden than pink but there is however a very discret pink shift. Lovely product for the highlighters fan out there!

Pricing: 33$CND

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Maison Jacynthe Compacts

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

As much as I REALLY enjoy these 3 new makeup products, I’m going gaga about their  compacts. Beautifully design and truly unique, these compacts are also very practical since you can interchange products as the season changes or simply for traveling.

Pricing: The compacts are sold separately 17$CND (for the medium) & 29$CND for the larger ones.

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

Maison Jacinthe’s natural & cruelty-free products can be found on her online boutique and in many other retailers in the province of Quebec. More info HERE.

 

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Beauty · Makeup · project pan · Skin Care

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #3) | 2017

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #3) | 2017

If you haven’t heard about the Spring Cleaning Project, it’s basically Jodi (A Brash Attitude) and I and our newfound way to use up our very large makeup & skincare collection in a four-month period. We are hoping (more PRAYING) to pan (or empty) 16 products at the end of these 16 weeks (Won’t happen for me). Each month, we do some kind of project update and give a quick review on 4 of our selected items.

I still can’t believe how hard it is to finish products! At first, I thought that it would be a piece of cake to empty 16 products but, if I stay on the same pace, it will be a miracle if I finish 6 after 4 months. In March, I managed to finish Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash & Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian, two products reviewed today. I also finished 2 items from Sephora Favorites’ Beauty Sleep and I’m hoping to finish everything in this set for next month. Such a great buy, this set was a superb value!

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #3) | 2017

Today, I will be focusing on these 4 products …

 Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water 🐰

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #3) | 2017

Pros:

Smashbox products are cruelty-free,

This product is parabens-free, silicone-free, oil-free and alcohol-, talc-, and sodium lauryl sulfate-free! Maybe free of bad stuff for your skin, but not for your wallet (see Cons!!).

You can put it in the fridge for an added cooling sensation,

Doesn’t cause any breakouts,

The best way to apply it is before and after all your cream products.

Cons:

Not money-free! It’s even quite expensive ($39Cnd for 3.9oz)

Doesn’t blur my pores as a normal primer should.

Ingrid’s Rate: 9/10. Since I’m a sucker for spray product, I will probably repurchase this water. Maybe it’s just a fancy/expensive liquid and Smashbox (or should I say Estee Lauder) are laughing all the way to the bank but heck, I like the moisturizing effect on my skin. It should be called a prepping water way more than a primer one!

Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector (#1)

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #3) | 2017

Pros:

High SPF 43,

Doesn’t break me out.

Cons:

Shiseido tests on animals,

Clings to dry patches and does not hydrate like stated,

Only 3 shades available (#1 is almost too light for my skin),

Doesn’t blend well so you need to use a lot of product,

Can’t be applied around the eyes area since the product creases like crazy.

Ingrid’s Rate: 5/10. I wouldn’t repurchase: it’s too sheer to be worn alone (not enough coverage) and layered with foundation, it just doesn’t work at all (emphasizes my dry patches). I really did try to like it but it’s just an average, dull product!

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #3) | 2017

Pros:

A tiny pea amount gives you the nicest foam ever,

The mint scent is invirogating,

Affordable considering the 1oz travel size lasted me 3 months ($26.50Cnd for 5oz),

Works really well with any cleansing devices (Clarisonic or Foreo).

Cons:

Origins tests on animals,

Not hydrating enough. It cleans great but maybe too much as it leaves my face feeling like rubber almost.

Ingrid’s Rate: 8/10. It’s such an enjoyable product but my skin feel a little bit tight afterward. Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea is better as it  cleans painlessly but also moisturizes and hydrates. Both products smell heavenly and give such a lovely foam.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian 🐰

Spring Cleaning Project (Update #3) | 2017

Pros:

Buxom is cruelty-free,

Great pigmentation,

All Buxom lip products smell divine,

Long staying power (at least 2 hours),

The tingling effect is addictive.

Cons:

It’s a stickier formula (not a con for me since I wear my hair in a bun 90% of the time),

I didn’t really notice a big plumping effect.

Ingrid’s Rate: 10/10. Buxom Full-On Lip Cream & Lip Polishes are among the best lipgloss-type products on the market. White Russian is a cult favorite for a good reason since it’s the perfect nude to wear alone or on top of another lipstick.

Now that you’ve read my three months update, have a look at how Jodi (A Brash Attitude) is panning like a mad woman!.

Introduction to the Spring Cleaning Project (HERE)

Update #1 (HERE)

Update #2 (HERE)

♥Last Stop: June 5th for the fourth & last update♥

🐰 = Cruelty-Free

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