Friday, September 16, 2016

#UDVanCity Grand Opening & Sephora VIB Event Haul


September 10th was the Grand Opening of Urban Decay's first Canadian stand alone store @ Metrotown. The event brought together makeup enthusiast and bloggers to the store where they had meet & greets, gift cards for the first 100 in line and also a key that could potentially unlock 1 of 3 vault prizes. I unfortunately was not one of the lucky ones to get a vault prize or gift card. Nonetheless, the store opening was fun and I really enjoyed going through all of the Urban Decay products available. I picked up 3 items from the Grand Opening which were:

  • The Beached Bronzer
  • Vice Lipstick in Venom
  • Vice Lipstick in Shame
With my 3 purchases I was able to get a GWP which was a cute makeup pouch (pictured below) filled with some UD samples. 

On the same day Sephora was hosting an event to give early access to the upcoming Holiday collections. I didn't pick up any Holiday items but I did pick up a couple of lip & brow products.

  • Benefits Defined & Refined Brows kit - can't wait to use this! I've heard lots of good things about this product
  • ABH Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose
  • MUFE Lipstick in M401
With my purchase Sephora was also giving away a makeup pouch with a bunch of samples & deluxe samples (I <3 div="" samples="" sephora="">

Let me know if you would like any reviews on the products or swatches! PS. I am also hosting a giveaway on my Instagram @LuvabellCouture and am giving away a ColourPop quad in Beach Please. Be sure to check it out and enter!!

XOXO


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

August Favourites 2016


Where has Summer gone? I swear it was August like 2 seconds ago and poof now it's the middle of September?! Soon it will be October and Halloween! Who's excited? To be honest I can't wait for the fall weather to roll in and all the comfy sweaters that come with the change in weather. I am super late on my August faves, but better late than never right?

  • ABH Contour Kit - I have been loving the banana shade in this kit to set my under eyes
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - amazing coverage and goes on so smoothly
  • NARS Orgasm Blush - one of my OG faves
  • MAC Lip Liner in Boldly Bare - gorgeous everyday lip colour
  • Benefit They're Real Mascara - it's something about the brush that makes me love this mascara
  • MAC Nylon Eyeshadow (shown in my MAC quad) - I've been loving this as my brow bone and inner corner highlight
  • Loreal Infalliable Matte Foundation - where have you been all my life?!
  • Maybelline Blushing Nude lipstick - I love my nudes ;)
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics - I've been reaching for this more and more for an everyday matte look
And... those are all my faves for the month of August! Bye August! it's been real... Now, you have to tell me what you guys have been loving! So, reach out through social media or comment below!

XOXO

Thursday, August 4, 2016

July Favourites 2016



July left in a blur! I can't believe it's already August. In July I went to my first IMATs which was a fun but crazy experience. I've never waited in line for 2 hours for makeup before... I was able to pick up a couple of items before they sold out though :) Seems like I was also in a Maybelline loving kick in July. Here are a few of my faves!

  • Maybelline Master Contour Palette
  • Maybelline theNUDES palette
  • MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer in NW35
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation stick
  • Maybelline Age Rewind concealer
  • Sephora Lip Pencil in Rose Wine
  • Morphe M523
  • Morphe M433
What have you all been loving? Let me know so I can hunt them down too!!

XOXO

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June Favourites 2016


Summer is officially here and the weather is heating up. For the month of June I have been loving bright sheer lips and a bit of a copper glow. We can't forget that glow life too! Here is a list of what I have been LOVING!

  • MAC Amber Lights E/S
  • Urban Decay Sheer Lipsticks in Streak & Anarchy - I believe they have these in the new Vice lipsticks too!
  • ColourPop Blush in Prenup
  • ColourPop highlight in Smokin' Whistles - did anyone get their hands on Churro?!
  • ColourPop E/S in Amaze - Already hit pan!!
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - this stuff sticks on!
  • W&W Brulee E/S great for blending
  • NYX E/S in Fireball
  • One of my HG mascaras - Cover Girl Lash Blast in the original Orange packaging. This stuff won't budge.
  • Physicians Formula Argan Oil - I've been getting into oils recently and this one is pretty good. I also like their argan oil lip oils.
Those are all the products that I have been loving for the month of June. What have you been enjoying? Let me know!

XOXO


Monday, June 6, 2016

May 2016 Favourites


Summer is just around the corner!! The month of May really flew by... I've been on a highlight frenzy as of late and the ABH Glow Kits are AMAZING. You can use the highlighters individually or mix them to create your own glow. Here are some of the products I have been loving for the month of May.

  • ABH Glow Kit in That Glow
  • ABH Contour Kit in Medium
  • MAC Blush in Royal Sunset (this may be an LE item)
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Mascara - this mascara does not budge at all! It is also the one I wore for my wedding day. AMAZING!
  • Cover Girl Lipstick in Hot - gorgeous red!
  • NYX Liquid Suedes in Soft Spoken & Tea and Cookies (Left to Right)
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Sand - love this for brightening up under the eyes

Those are all the products I have been loving for the month. I would love to know what your faves are! Let me know in the comments below or contact me through other Social Media platforms!

XOXO


Friday, May 6, 2016

April Favourites 2016


Happy May!! It's that time of the month again where we share our favourites from the past month. April was a nice month and now we are into May. For the month of April I got my hands on some goodies that I absolutely fell in love with. Most of them are drugstore and inexpensive!

  • Cover Girl Tru Naked eyeshadow palette in Nudes - I also have the goldens palette but I like the colors in the Nudes one better
  • W&W Countouring Palette - formula is so buttery and nice!
  • UD Sheer Lipstick in Anarchy for that POP of Pink
  • Milani Luminoso Blush for the glow!
  • Maybelline Master Countour palette - at first I wasn't too sure about this product but then I fell in love. Pigmented and easily blendable!
  • ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip Stain in Dopey - FINALLY got my hands on this!
  • ColourPop eyeshadow in Amaze - this is a gorgeous copper shade & I LOVE the formula

Those are all of the products I have been loving for the month of April. What have you guys and gals been loving? Let me know!

XOXO


Friday, April 8, 2016

My Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip Collection

From Left to Right - Beeper, 1st Base, Mars, So Low,
Creeper, Chilly Chilli, Donut, Sundae

These liquid lips definitely dry MATTE. They last a good couple of hours on my lips and I recommend that you exfoliate and moisturize prior to application. My favourites from my collection have to beeper & creeper. They rhyme! haha... These colors are pretty much at the opposite side of the spectrum. Beeper is a mid tone taupe and Creeper is a bright red. I loves me some red lips!

Overall, I really like these ultra matte liquid lipsticks. Swatches are down below!

What are your fave colours from the Ultra Matte collection? I really want to try the ultra satin lippies soon too!

XOXO

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