Wednesday, November 16, 2016

October Favourites 2016

Half the month has already flown by and the Holiday season is about to be in full swing. I've been trying to shop my stash for the month of October and get through a lot of the deluxe samples I've collected. Here are a few of my faves for the month of October:

  • The original LORAC Pro palette - this is one of my HG palettes
  • MAC Sheer Pressed Powder - I've been loving this to dust over my foundation
  • Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara - I usually go for waterproof mascaras but this one is pretty good!
  • Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil - My skin has been acting up lately and this oil has given back the moisture it needs
  • ColourPop Smoke n Whistles Highlighter
  • Sephora Passionate Blush
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer - another HG product
  • Buxom Gloss in Sophia
  • Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita - gorgeous for the Fall
  • ABH liquid lipstick in Craft - LOVES!
  • NARS Radiant Concealer - Amazing! I love the coverage and glow it gives. This will be coming with me on Vacation.

What have you guys been loving recently and what did you pick up during the Sephora Sale? Would love to know :)


Friday, October 14, 2016

September Favourites 2016

Gah! I am pretty late for my favourites this month. September went by so fast and was full of changes. I am so excited for the Fall months and the leaves changing. I am not excited for the rain though. For September I was loving a matte face and coppery eyes. Here are my faves for the month of September.

  • Kat Von D Lovesick Liquid Lipstick
  • Marc Jacobs Sugar Sugar Lip Gloss
  • MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass
  • Sephora Passionate Blush
  • NARS Radiant Concealer - OK this isn't "matte" but I love this concealer and the coverage it gives!
  • ColourPop Amaze Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Swerve Eyeliner - I got this in one of my Ipsy glam bags and I love it!
  • Maybelline Baby Skin primer - Great drugstore primer!
  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara - I also like the pink version of this mascara.
  • MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder - for setting my face.

What have you guys been loving lately? Any recommendations for the Fall months? Let me know in the comments below or reach me on Instagram or Twitter @LuvabellCouture.


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!!


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!


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!!


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!


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!


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!


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!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

March Favourites 2016

It's April and Spring is here! The weather here has been really on and off. Some days have been cloudy and some have been sunny and quite warm. I love the Spring and Summer months. So for the month of March I've been loving a mix of oldies and new goodies.

  • Urban Decay Naked 3 - in love with the rose gold tones
  • Nivea Men Shave Balm - amazing primer and cheap compared to some other brands out there
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation - medium buildable coverage. I am almost done with this bottle! I've used it almost everyday in the month of March.
  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot - One of my HG products that I fell back in love in as a eyeshadow base
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - by the huge dent you can see that I've really enjoyed this product
  • Milani Rose D'oro Blush - gives a pretty glow
  • Kat Von D - Bow & Arrow Liquid Lipstick! Finally got my hands on this gorgeous neutral lip color and am in loveee
  • ABH Dainty Lipgloss - so ABH launched fully at Sephora in March and I went HAM on their products. This is one of my favorite lip gloss at the moment.
  • MAC Soar Lip Liner an oldie but a goodie
Those are my faves for the month of March. Would love to hear and see what you guys have been loving! Tweet me, comment below or Like! our page on Facebook.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

February Favourites 2016

Happy Leap Year! February was a pretty good month. Took a trip to Vegas for a couple of days and picked up the ABH That Glow palette which as you can see is one of my favourites of the month along with a few other goodies. 

  • Carli Bybel Palette by BH Cosmetics is so gorgeous. I love the eyeshadows because they are creamy and blendable and the colours are awesome. The highlighters are amazing as well.
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - this is pretty nice for brightening up your undereyes
  • Rimmel Matte Powder - for when you wanna be MATTE
  • Milani Naked Matte Lipstick
  • Loreal Fairest Nude Lipstick - do you see a trend of what I enjoyed wearing in Feb?
  • The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer
  • Tarte Lights Camera Splashes - LOVE this mascara and it's very waterproof
So, those are all the products that I have been loving for the month of February. What have you been loving and what products would you recommend to try?


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

January 2016 / Recent Favourites

Hello! So, I am super late on the whole January favourites. I mean where did half of February go? It has been a pretty busy month and a half for sure. Starting 2016 off with a bang. I've been trying out some new products as well and falling back in love with some old faves. And here they are...

  • BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel Palette - OMG! So gorgeous and the highlighters are on point!
  • Milani Baked Blush in Rose d'Oro
  • Nivea Men After Shave Balm (for Primer)- NikkieTutorials made me do it and I love love love it... even the slight man sent which eventually goes away ;)
  • UD Naked Skin Foundation
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara - Oldie but a goodie!
  • YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis in #7
  • Revlon Matte HD Lipcolor in Devotion
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - for brightening up the face
  • ABH Brow Wiz - took this on vacation and love it!

And that concludes my extremely late January favourites. What have you guys been loving recently and is anyone else a bit overwhelmed with all the new products coming out? LOL 


Influenster VoxBox #HairExpertise

I received this VoxBox from Influenster in the mail last week with a couple of Loreal products to try out. This was my first Influenster VoxBox as I had just joined back in early January. So far my experience has been quite positive. 

I have actually never tried any Loreal shampoo or conditioner products so I was quite excited about these. My hair is coloured and pretty damaged from the colouring, so I have been looking for a product to really help with bring back some vibrancy. I've used these products a few times now and so far so good. My hair does seem softer and a little shine has come back. I will continue to use these and see if it continues to help my colour damaged hair.

Let me know if you would like to see an update on my experience.

Disclaimer: these products were sent to me for review but the opinions on this blog are entirely my own.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sephora Wishlist

I've been browsing through the Sephora site and putting things in my "Loves" list. Here are a few items that I have my eye on but haven't made the jump to purchase. I'm on a Sephora No Buy at the moment lol.

  • Cover FX Custom Cover Drops - for mixing in with my moisturizer
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette - how cute is the packaging?
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow & Arrow - this has been sold out for the longest time and I can never find it in stores. Gorgeous colour!
  • Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops - I want to wear this under a powder highlighter or mixed in with my foundation.
What items have been in your wishlist lately and have you purchased any of the above? If so, let me know what you think about them! (Above Images from


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Top 10 Beauty Faves of 2015

Hello 2016 and Happy New Year to you all!! I am super excited for this year and am looking forward to all the new goodies coming out. What are you guys looking forward to? 2015 was a pretty good year and here are some of the items that I fell in love with.

  • Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Perfume
  • Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger
  • Sephora Marvelous Mauve Lip Cream
  • Rimmel East End Snob liner (I am completely finished and need a new one!)
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Love this for my under eyes)
  • Tarte Lights Camera Splashes Mascara
  • Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation
  • Ofra Havana Nights Liquid Lipstick (LOVE this formula! Great collab with KathleenLights)
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • ABH Self Made Palette
What were your Top 10 Beauty products for 2015? I would love to know! So, tweet me or leave me a comment below. 


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