Beauty · Holidays 2016 · Makeup · Skin Care

Sephora Favorites: Holiday 2016 Edition

Sephora Favorites : Holiday 2016 Edition

Christmas in September (Ho!Ho!Ho!)!!! I might be mistaken but all of Sephora’s Holidays Favorites sets are now available! (My mistake the big Lip & Liner set is still coming) I really have to restrain myself not to buy them all. What’s not to love about these beautiful Holiday tradition series: the chance to get a lot of products at a reasonable price! I don’t mind that most of these kits include mostly Deluxe sample-sized products; tell me when was the last time you finished a full-sized lipstick, highlighter or an eyeshadow for that matter? Furthermore, when it comes to the skincare boxes, you would be surprised that some deluxe-sized products are lasting months (Yes, months!!!)…

I already bought SF Trending: Beauty’s Most Coveted and Glow for It and I really want Beauty Sleep (when it’ll be available in Canada that is…)!

Here are the 2016 Sephora Favorites Edition: 



– The Full Review HERE

Sephora Favorites Trending: Beauty’s Most Coveted

Sephora Favorites: Holiday 2016 Edition

What’s inside:

– beautyblender beautyblender Nude (Full-Size)
– 0.08oz / 2.51mL Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone
– 0.03oz / 0.88mL Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow! in Shade 3
– 0.17oz / 5.02mL Cover FX Enhance Click in Bubbly (Full-Size)
– 0.04oz / 1.44mL The Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick in 01 Black Viper (Full-Size)
– FOREO LUNA™ Play in Fuchsia (Full-Size)
– 0.3oz / 8.87mL Glamglow® Supermud®
– 0.02oz / 5.91mL Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (Full-Size)
– 0.33oz / 9.75mL Laura Mercier Travel Size Translucent Loose Setting Powder + Puff (Travel-Size)
– 0.04oz / 1.41mL NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
– 0.24oz / 7mL Tarte Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist
– 0.11oz / 3.25mL Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 714 (Full-Size)

Sephora Favorites Lashstash

Sephora Favorites: Holiday 2016 Edition

What’s inside:

– 0.1oz / 2.9mL Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
– 0.1oz / 2.9mL Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
– 0.2oz / 5.91mL Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
– 0.34oz / 10.05mL Estée Edit The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara in 01 Black (Full-Size)
– 0.10oz / 2.95mL NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon
– 0.14oz / 4.14mL Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
– 0.10oz / 2.95mL Tarte tarteist lash Paint Mascara in Black
– 0.13oz / 3.84mL Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara in Black
– 0.13oz / 3.84mL Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black
– 0.169oz / 4.9mL Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Babydoll in Fetish Black (Full Size)

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Bold Lip

Sephora Favorites: Holiday 2016 Edition

What’s inside:

– 0.03oz / 1g Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine (Full-Size)
– 0.06oz / 2mL Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in Head Over Heels
– 0.10oz / 3mL Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Damned
– 0.12oz / 3,6g Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in An Affair (Full-Size)
– 0.03oz / 1g SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Cream in #49 Belly-Dancing
– 0.10oz / 3mL tarte tartiest™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Yaassss

Sephora Favorites Glow For It

-The Full Review HERE

Sephora Favorites: Holiday 2016 Edition

What’s inside:

– 0.68oz / 20mL Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Moonstone
–0.08oz / 2.5g Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter in Champagne
– 0.10oz / 3mL Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops in C+ Lemongrass – Radiance
– 0.049oz / 1.4g Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder in Incandescent Strobe Light
– 0.14oz / 3.9g Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter in Glowing Lights 06 (Full-Size)
– 0.1 oz / 3.4mL MILK MAKEUP Sunshine Oil

Sephora Favorites Scouted by Sephora

Sephora Favorites: Holiday 2016 Edition

What’s inside:

– 0.03oz / 0.88mL Bésame Cosmetics Red Matchbook
– 0.088oz / 2.60mL GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper
– 6oz / 17.6g Makeup Eraser The Original Mankeup Eraser Mini in Pink
– 0.25oz / 7.5mL MILK MAKEUP Ubame Mascara in Inked
– 0.05oz / 1.6g Wander Beauty Carryon Lip and Cheek Mini in Pink City

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip & Liner

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What’s inside:

– 0.02 oz/ 0.75 g Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! double the lip in Fuchsia Fever
– 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in Kir Royale
– 0.06 oz/ 1.77 mL Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in VooDoo
– 0.12 oz/ 3.54 mL Estée Edit Lip Flip Shade Transformer in 02 Turn Down (full size)
– 0.01 oz/ 0.25 g Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips™ Secret Lip Liner (full size)
– 0.05 oz/ 1.49 g Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Naked (full size)
– 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge in M-401 MAT
– 0.035 oz/ 1 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing
– 0.06 oz/ 1.8 g NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
– 0.009 oz/ 0.27 g Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson (full size)
– 0.05 oz/ 1.5 mL Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
– 0.001 oz/ 0.04 g Tarte tarteist™ Lip Crayon in Mood Ring
– 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Sell Out
– 0.035 oz/ 1.2 g Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in N° 70 Le Nu


Sephora Favorites Beauty UnMasked

Sephora Favorites: Holiday 2016 Edition

What’s inside:

– 0.5oz / 15mL Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
– 0.35oz / 10g Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask
– 0.3oz / 10g GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment
– 1oz / 30mL Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
– 0.09oz / 2.8mL Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask (2 sheets)

Sephora Favorites Beauty Sleep

Sephora Favorites: Holiday 2016 Edition

What’s inside:

– 0.33oz / 10mL Caudalie Vinoperfect Overnight Renewal Cream
– 0.5oz / 15mL Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
– 0.34oz / 10mL KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
– 0.17oz / 5mL Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream
– 0.27oz / 8mL Sephora Collection Pearl Sleeping Mask (Full-Size)
– 1oz / 30g Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm 

Sephora Favorites Hair Rescue Masks On The Go

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What’s inside:

– 0.46 oz/ 15 mL Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Balm-to-Oil Pre-Shampoo Masque 
– 0.4 oz/ 12 mL Phyto Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Mask 
– 2 x 0.25 oz/ 7.4 mL Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy Treatment For Deep Hydration & Superior Shine Treatment Step 1 & 2 
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Gloss Moderne High-Gloss Masque 
– 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil 
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Living Proof Perfect Hair Day® Night Cap Overnight Perfector 
– 1 oz/ 29 mL Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask 
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Ouai Treatment Masque 
– 0.67 oz/ 19 g VERB Hydrating Mask

Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland


What’s inside:

– 2.5 oz/ 75 mL Caudalie Grape Water (travel size)
– 0.1 oz/ 3 mL Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream
– 1 oz/ 28.3 g First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
– 0.6 oz/ 20 mL Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
– 2 oz/ 59 mL Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Honeysuckle Vanilla
– 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
– 0.68 oz/ 20 mL Korres Greek Yoghurt 3 in 1 Cleansing Emulsion
– 2.5 oz/ 75 mL L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
– 0.5 oz/ 15 g Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask
– 1 oz/ 30 mL SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
– 0.5 oz/ 15 g Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL tarte Maracuja Oil

Which one will you buy?

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Beauty · Holidays 2016 · Makeup · Reviews · sephora

Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Holidays 2016 ❄️ Review

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

If you’ve read my VIB Sale WishList, you saw that I dream about the Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection but then, at a recent Sephora First Look Event, I stumble upon this Bobbi Brown palette and I fell instantly madly in love with this masterpiece. Since it’s my first encounter with Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks, this Holiday palette made sense value-wise. For years, I’ve seen rave reviews about these highlights and surprisingly, as much as I live for Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown on the other hand is a brand that, for some reasons, has eluded me for all those years! So, curiosity killed my wallet, and once again, I couldn’t resist…

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

This review is not a first impression; for the last 11 days, I’ve been playing daily with these powders, trying for review purposes, different techniques and ways to apply them. One thing that surprises me is that these highlighters are not buttery whatsoever, in fact they feel almost gritty but they apply like a charm and not patchy (Go figure!).

Note: I think it’s important to specify that my two Holy Grails highlights are Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight and Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder (01 & 02), so now, you know what my preferences are and my comparatives for this review.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review
This palette comes fully protected!

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review


What it is: 
An iconic and bestselling Shimmer Brick in three shades that spotlight features and flatter all skintones.

What it does: 
Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette features Gold, Wild Rose, and Bronze shades for gorgeous radiance to the cheekbones and for an allover glow. Formulated with superfine, light-catching pearl pigments, each shade imparts soft brilliance with a hint of color. The Gold shade brightens and highlights, the Bronze hue adds warmth, and Wild Rose creates a flushed glow.

This palette contains: 
3 x 0.34 oz/ 9.63 g To Glow Shimmer Brick in Gold, Wild Rose, Bronze


Sephora exclusivity: Limited Edition palette priced at $79Cnd ($69US)

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review


♥ The packaging is classy and gorgeous,

♥ This palette comes with a big mirror and the magnetic closing device is pretty strong,

♥ Great for travelling since it’s sturdy,

♥ This palette is made in Italy,

♥ The normal value of this palette is $137Cnd, a net saving of $58Cnd. Always great  to save a few bucks considering the high-end makeup brands,

♥ These are multipurpose powders since you can use them as highlight, bronzer, blush and even eyeshadows,

♥ A little goes a long way if you are using the right brush! I use my Sephora Pro #93 or Anastasia Beverly Hills #23 brushes, and they work like a charm,

♥ Ridiculously good staying powder; seriously, it stays on my skin all day long and doesn’t budge one bit,

♥ Gives a natural glow (radiance),

♥ Not glittery at all – I look like a clown with glittery highlights,

♥ The colors in detail:


This first color wasn’t love at first sight; way too gold for my skintone and so unnatural. I was so disappointed, I looked like C3PO…  But then, I tried Bobbi Brown’s way which is to apply this powder on the apple of the cheeks and then, you use a matte blush on top. This method totally changed the way I feel about this shade. Totally stunning!

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

Wild Rose

Wild rose is a superb blush topper that gives you these glowy cheeks that we all want.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review


This color will now be a staple in my stash; saying it’s beautiful would be an understatement. It totally bronzed my face and looks spectacular, healthy, bronzy; the glow that it gives is truly unique.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

Note: I’ve tried all three as eyeshadows and inner corner highlights and they are unbelievably great and pigmented. Unlimited combos are possible since each slice is a different color.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review


♥ Pricey, even after saving $58,

♥ On my fair skin, these shades are a bit too dark (at least for Fall and Winter),

♥ These powders can amplify fines lines, texture and wrinkles if applied excessively or on wrong areas.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review


There are so many highlighting palettes coming out these days that it’s hard to keep up and personally, since I normally apply just a tiny amount, a compact like this will last a lifetime. It’s hard to compare these Shimmer Bricks powders to my regular, preferred highlights because they are in a class of their own, with their versatility and long-lasting properties. Are they better than my usual Holy Grails from Kevyn Aucoin and Laura Mercier? No, simply because they are very different, almost not comparable. To be honest, I don’t see myself using them on a daily basis this Winter but next Spring, I will get so much use out of them. I can’t stretch enough how breathtaking this palette is and how luxurious these powders make my skin look (trendy and younger looking!). I’m so happy with this purchase, and frankly, I’m surprised it’s not already sold out!

Do you like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks?

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Beauty · canadians · Collab · project pan · Reviews

Cake Body Lotion ✰ Review

Project Pan 12 Fall 2016

Already Week 2 of our Project Pan 12 , Fall 2016 Edition and we welcome a new makeup addict in our collab, the lovely Chanelle (Chanelle Hailey) – the trio just became a beautiful quartet.

Project Recap…

I can’t say enough about how easy and fun this Project Pan has been so far. At the end of the month, I should have this week’s superstar product panned and some other items in the list will surely be close to finish!

🎂  Don’t forget to go have a look at week 2 of Stashy (StashMatters), Jodi (ABrashAttitude) and Chanelle (Chanelle Hailey)

Cake Beauty Body Lotion Review

Cake Beauty Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion

This week, it’s all about Cake Beauty Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion, which was a limited Edition from two years back! I know, it’s about time I finish this body lotion. After further analysis, I chose to just do a simple Pros & Cons evaluation, not as complete as my traditional Curly Spring Blossom review because this product doesn’t exist anymore; I will revisit this product soon, in a more complete study of the brand… I’m madly in LOVE with Cake: I own every product in their Natural Body Care, from hand creams, foot creams, bath and shower froths to their body lotions and mouse, hair & body mist, etc… When I selected the body Lotion for this PP12, I dived into  my stash just to see that my Cake collection was a little overwhelming and out of hand; I think it needs its own feature post quick before I buy some more!!

Cake Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion


🍰 Smells so sweet and delicious,

🍰 The staying powder of this body lotion is truly remarquable, it stays on your clothes all day long,

🍰 Cake is cruelty-free and vegan,

🍰 All their products are made in Canada🇨🇦,

🍰 Totally paraben-free, phthalate-free and gluten-free,

🍰No wonder that it’s so moisturizing since it contains coconut oil, mango butter, macadamia nut oil, aloe vera oil & sunflower seed oil.


🍰 Should wanting to drink the lotion be considered a con?!?

To sum it up …

The love affair is very real between Cake Beauty and I! After finishing this bottle, I still have 9 giant ones waiting to be used. All the scents are to die for, but my ultimate favorite is Strawberry Sugar or maybe Milk Made… No wait, it’s Lemon Chiffon, sorry I meant to say Desert Island! I’m so selfish with this brand that when I caught BeardMan using it for his bath last winter, I bought him a cheap one (that, he doesn’t know) just to preserve my precious stock! They’re MINE, they are ALL MINE!!!!

Note: I buy all my Cake Beauty products from their website or at Winners

What’s your favorite Cake Beauty scent?


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