Sunday, March 27, 2016

HAPPY EASTER!!

HAPPY EASTER!!

Lipsy cocktail prom dress
130 CAD - lipsy.co.uk

ESCADA green blazer jacket
785 CAD - escada.com

Benjamin Adams high heel pumps
520 CAD - zappos.com

Glam Cham beaded purse
45 CAD - yesstyle.com

Carolee pink pearl earrings
40 CAD - macys.com

Nars cosmetic
60 CAD - net-a-porter.com

NARS Cosmetics lip gloss makeup
37 CAD - liberty.co.uk

BEAUTY POST| MARY KAY SPRING 2016 INTO THE GARDEN COLLECTION





Hey Beavs! Totally late on bringing this to you guys, I am so sorry. But if you follow me on Instagram you will always be up to date with me. (Instagram: @StyledByBeaver). Okay, let's talk about some of Mary Kay Spring 2016 products. If you would like to see the full collection, head over to my website. The link will be at the end of this blog.




Presenting, the Mary Kay Limited Edition Spring 2016 Into The Garden Compact and Soap Set. I am so in love with the packaging, it screams spring and fresh flowers. It also has a sense of vintage youth to it. If you were unaware, Mary Kay collaborated with Brazilian Fashion Designer Patricia Bonaldi to create this entire collection. I think she did a great job!




Here is the inside of the palette. It features 4 eye shadows, 3 lip glosses, a mirror, and a dual ended sponge tip applicator and lip brush. It is small in size, which makes it perfect for on the go or traveling. The color range Mary Kay decided to use for this palette is quite remarkable. Not just because these colors replicate spring but because they can be worn on so many skin tones, including women of color. I love showing you guys products that you may not have been aware would work for our skin.
Now lets talk about the quality: amazing. You guys know, Mary Kay is all about great quality products Their eye shadows are creamy and super pigmented, they never disappoint in that department. As for the lip glosses, they are glossy, not sticky, but slightly sheer. (Scroll down to see swatches). They apply nicely however they are best paired with a lipstick or lip liner underneath them. They are not pigmented enough for you to wear on their own and expect to see a lot of color. I am just being honest. However, I do like the glosses. The pink gloss looks gorgeous over a neutral lip liner. Plus here is a tip: the lip liner allows the gloss to last longer throughout the day.

Check out this video on how I used the palette. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgUBtd4CKzs




I know yo are probably thinking, a soap set sounds so random. I thought so too in the beginning. But think of it this way, in the spring we do lots of cleaning, decluttering, and dusting tog get rid of the old winter blues. We start fresh and by cleansing everything in our lives. Get it now?
These soaps smell so fresh and they have a citrus scent. Now on the container, it does not state whether these are hand soaps or body soaps. Me personally, I will be using them as hand soaps, just to be on the safe said.
Another great idea would be to give this set as a gift for someones birthday, wedding gift, gift for new home owners, or save it for Mother's Day (which is what I plan to do).

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(Left to Right)Plum Brown, Violet, Pink, and Natural Taupe


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(Top to Bottom) Coral, Pink, Nude)

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**This post is NOT SPONSORED. I purchased these products with my own money.*

Saturday, March 26, 2016

SPRING FASHION| SEPHORA RUN

SPRING FASHION| SEPHORA RUN

Duster coat
62 CAD - newlook.com

7 For All Mankind blue jeans
340 CAD - farfetch.com

Nike sneaker
190 CAD - office.co.uk

White watch
40 CAD - sportsgirl.com.au

White cap
16 CAD - gojane.com

BEAUTY POST| MARY KAY BOTANICAL EFFECTS FRESHEN SPRAY AND MASK, SATIN LIPS DUO, FOUNDATION PRIMER, AND OIL MATTIFIER



Hey Beavs! A few weeks ago I made a huge purchase with Mary Kay. I needed some skincare products seeing as we are now heading into spring. I picked up 6 items and today I am going to tell you how I feel about them.



I have been on the hunt for a mask that actually helps draw out the excess oils in my face and I believe I have finally found it. This is the Mary Kay Botanical Effects Mask in the 3rd Formula (Oily skin formula). I also picked up the Freshen Spray from this line. 
The spray is super refreshing, perfect for those upcoming hot summer days. I like to spray my face directly after washing it and/or before I apply my makeup. It is meant to help keep the face feeling fresh and keep your face looking fresh but not oily. 
Now the mask, literally a life saver. I have NEVER come across a face mask that instantly dries as you are applying it to your face. You read that right, it dries extremely fast! I squeeze a decent amount onto my fingertips, not too much, and start to spread across the face. You do not want to use too much as the product will dry out before it gets to your face. I leave it on for 15-30 minutes. After rinsing, my face feels so smooth. It also minimizes my oils and helps with the shrinking of my pores.



As we are just escaping the brisk winter air, my lips need some serious love and care. This winter was quite brutal towards them. Mary Kay to the rescue! The Satin Lips Duo comes with a lip mask and lip balm. Both very easy to use and quite effective as well. The first couple of times I used it, it did not show me the greatest results. I soon found out I was using the products wrong, How embarrassing lol. First, you take the mask and apply it to your lips. Then rub, either using your finger or lips, the product all over your lips continuously for 1-2 minutes depending on how damaged they are. Once you are finished rubbing, rinse your lips, pat dry and then apply the lip balm.
The lip mask is a medium consistency with little bits of walnuts in it. The walnut shavings act as the exfoliate to help remove dead skin from your lips. The lip balm has an oily type consistency. I don't apply too much, just a decent amount and allow my lips to soak it all up.




I have finally decided to take my primers seriously. I know it is about time.  So I picked up the Oil Mattifier. I was not sure how to feel about this, seeing as I was new to using mattifing type products for my pores and T-zone. The consistency put me off even more. It has a runny, serum like consistency and feel. It does not feel like it would keep your face matte. Actually, it feels like everything would slide all over the place. But I still decided to give it a try. I applied it to my nose and forehead and I blended it into my skin. I say blend it out, until you see your skin has completely soaked it up. After wearing it the first day, I realized my nose did NOT get oily. It didn't feel dry either. I was very surprised. Goes to show, do not judge a book by it's cover!
I go through primers like I go through water so I am always making sure I have a variety of primers to choose from, especially for different occasions and looks. This primer does a great job in making my makeup last all day. My only con is the horrible smell. It reminds me of grandma perfumes, very strong floral scent. Besides the scent, it has a nice thick consistency. It is not too thick but it is thick enough to give a great base to the face.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these products click the link. Otherwise, see you next time!
http://www.marykay.ca/jlewis1.


**This post is NOT sponsored. I purchased these products with my OWN money.**

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