Monday, 27 July 2015

July Beauty Haul

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MAC Sized to Go Wipes
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed - Champagne Pop
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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks
  • Bow N Arrow - Fawn Nude
  • Beloved Soft Coral
  • Double Dare Cocoa Blush 
  • Susperia - Bright Lavender
  • Nosferatu - Blood Crimson 
  • Exorcism - Ripe Blackberry 
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Friday, 24 July 2015

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks - 3 NEW shades swatches

Kat Von D launched 16 new shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. Click here to read my blog post on it. I currently have 6 new shades but I posted a video of 3 shades: Susperia, Nosferatu, Exorcism.
Giveaway - I'm also having giveaway until August 21st 2015.
Prize: 1 lipstick of choice will be shipped to you (if a certain shade isn't available at that time, then you choose if you'd like to wait or pick a new shade).
How to Enter: Must be subscribed to my channel and leave a comment saying anything but please make sure you tell if you're from Canada or U.S. so I know you'd like to enter giveaway (posted above in this blog post)  
  • Ends August 21st 2015 at 11:59 PM EST 
  • U.S. & Canada (My upcoming giveaway will be International and I will give out a lipstick along with other goodies. You can comment on my video to help me decide which one to pick)
  • If you're 18 years old and younger, please make sure to ask your parents' permission 
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I swatched 3 shades in the video:
  • Susperia - Bright Lavender
  • Nosferatu - Blood Crimson 
  • Exorcism - Ripe Blackberry


Here are swatches of 3 new shades I bought along with 5 shades I already had:
Lolita, Berlin, Bachelorette, Outlaw, Vampira, Exorcism, Nosferatu, Susperia (left to right).
Lolita, Berlin, Bachelorette, Outlaw, Vampira, Exorcism, Nosferatu, Susperia (left to right)
Photo taken with flash
I bought 3 new shades and will have a lip swatch video of all 6 new shades on July 31st.
  • Bow N Arrow - Fawn Nude
  • Beloved Soft Coral
  • Double Dare Cocoa Blush 
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Friday, 17 July 2015

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir Review


Farsali Rose Gold Elixir is a daily moisturizer that contains 24k Gold with natural botanicals. It's available on farsali.com.
Product Details
  • This beauty oil contains 24k Gold with natural botanicals 
  • It's lightweight and absorbs quickly into skin
  • Has a pleasant aroma
  • Can be used alone or mixed into foundation for radiating glow
  • Nut-free 
  • Ideal for daytime use
  • Suitable for all skin types 
  
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Price
Price depends on the size and quantity (all prices are in USD).
  • $35 for 15ml or $25 for autoship every 2 months plus shipping (US, Canada & UK only) 
  • $54 for 30ml 
  • $99 for 2 bottles of 30ml (Free shipping to U.S.)

 
There's also a flat shipping fee and it varies depending on the country.

    • United States :$4.95 or free shipping on certain orders (usually if you buy 2 bottles)
    • Canada & UK: $7.95 
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Ingredients 
  • Rosehip Seed Oil 
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 24k Gold 
  • Vitamin E
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Orange Peel Oil 
It contains 24k gold, which has several benefits on the skin. 
    • Slows collagen depletion and breakdown of elastin to prevent sagging skin.
    • Stimulates cellular growth to regenerate healthy, firm skin cells and provides a visible tightening effect.

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How to Use
  • Shake well and apply face and neck after cleansing face. 
  • It's ideal for daytime and it can also be used under the eyes. 
  • You can use it before your makeup or mix it in with foundation for a radiant glow or with any other makeup products. 
  • Or apply some on top of your makeup. 
I'd recommend watching Farah Dhukai's video on how to use it. It's very helpful.
 
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Review 
I was one of the beauty bloggers to get this before the official launch to test it out. I've been really liking it. I applied it every morning after cleansing face and even under the eyes. It didn't irritate my eyes at all. What I love about it is you can get a radiant glow by mixing it in your foundation. I also noticed my scars started healing faster than usual with the help of Volcanic Elixir that I've been using for about a year now and I absolutely love it.
Many oils or products in general break me out, so I was a little worried at first but luckily it didn't break me out at all. The only thing I personally struggled with is finding a sunscreen that doesn't break me out. I was using a daily moisturizer with sunscreen prior to this one, so I can't use Rose Gold Elixir with that. I had to find another sunscreen but that one broke me out. 
  
  • Lightweight: It absorbs quickly into skin without leaving skin feeling greasy.
  • Pleasant scent: I really like the way it smells. It has an orange/citrus based scent.
  • Safe to be used around eyes: It doesn't irritate my eyes and it's actually a great under eye serum that helps to reduce dark circles and fine lines. 
  • Versatile: You can do so much with this beauty oil: use it as moisturizer, add it to your foundation or other makeup products, etc. It's even great as an under eye serum.
A video posted by Nazra (@arzanblogs) on
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Rose Gold Elixir vs. Volcanic Elixir 
 
Although they're both beauty oils and have similarities, they also have some differences. They're both designed to complement one another and be used together for maximum benefits. Click here to read my detailed review of Farsali Volcanic Elixir.
Similarities
  • Both of them are suitable for all skin types
  • Lightweight; absorb quickly into skin
  • Help balance the natural oils in skin instead of clogging pores 
  • Contain numerous properties that help with reducing appearance of dark spots, stretch marks and evening out skin tone. 
Differences
  • Nut-Free: Rose Gold Elixir is nut-free, while Volcanic Elixir is a nut based product.
  • Ideal for daytime: It's ideal as a daytime moisturizer with anti-aging benefits and Volcanic Elixir is ideal as night time moisturizer as it helps heal skin and rejuvenate overnight.
  • Under eye serum: Rose Gold Elixir is great under eye serum and it can help reduce appearance of dark circles and fine lines but Volcanic Elixir can irritate the eyes.
  • Ultra Lightweight: Although they're both lightweight, Rose Gold Elixir is ultra lightweight and absorbs father than Volcanic Elixir.
  • Pleasant scent: Rose Gold Elixir has a pleasant citrus/orange based scent, while Volcanic Elixir has a nutty scent to it that some people might not like. However, I personally never had a problem with Volcanic Elixir scent just because it doesn't linger on the skin afterwards.
  • Anti-Aging Benefits: Rose Gold Elixir has superior anti-aging properties and it can also be used as under eye serum, while Volcanic Elixir has stronger repairing and healing properties.   
Volcanic Elixir - 100% Pure Tamanu Oil


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Becca Champagne Pop Launch In-Stores

You can find it at most Sephora stores as of today. I recommend checking Sephora website and seeing which store near you has it. On Sephora website, type your postal code below "Find in Store."


It's available online on Sephora as well. 
Use coupon code: PERFECTOR and get a deluxe sample of Becca shimmering perfector in Opal.
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 Click here to see my swatches.
It's also back in stock online for Canada (still in stock for U.S.) so I bought one for my upcoming giveaway. I'm close to hitting 2,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, so once I do, I will have a giveaway.
 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Covergirl New Products - First Impressions & Demo


Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation - Shade 842
Covergirl Outlast All-Day Primer
Covergirl Intensify Me! Liquid Liner
Covergirl The Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara
Covergirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick (920 & 940)

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Kat Von D New Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks Shades Available Online

16 new shades of Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks launched today on Sephora's website but only in U.S. for far. Each lipstick retails for $20 USD ($24 CAD) and contains 0.22 oz. 
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Noble
Petal Pink Nude

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Bow N Arrow
Fawn Nude

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Lovesick
Mauve Nude

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Requiem
Soft Lilac


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Melancholia
Rose Blush


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Mother
Dusty Mauve Pink


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Santa Sangre
Poison Apple

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Nosferatu
Blood Crimson

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Exorcism
Ripe Blackberry

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Damned
Black Cherry

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Susperia
Bright Lavender

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Ayesha
Rich Lavender


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Echo
Satin Navy Blue


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Witches

Pitch Black

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Beloved
Soft Coral

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Double Dare
Cocoa Blush
*Previously named as Rosemary's baby*
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Swatches
Here are my swatches of 3 new shades along with the others: 

Here are some swatches lipstickittty posted on her Instagram. 
Ayesha (Top Left)
Requiem (Bottom Left)
Melancholia (Top Right)
Susperia (Bottom Right)
Photo credit: lipstickittty (Instagram)
Here are some more swatches posted by lipstickittty on her Instagram. 
Beloved (Top Left)
Santa Sangre (Bottom Left)
Nosferatu (Top Right)
Mother (Bottom Right)

Photo credit: lipstickittty (Instagram)

Photo credit: Kat Von D Beauty Instagram

Photo credit: Kat Von D Beauty Instagram
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More Shades
Here are the other 12 shades of KVD liquid lipsticks:

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I have a lip swatch video of 5 shades: Lolita, Berlin, Bachelorette, Outlaw & Vampira.