Thursday, 27 April 2017

Smashbox #Shapematters pallet

Ladies 

Now this pallet I've been eyeing for some time now and finally got my hands on it finally !!! Other than the tinted green photo ready primer, this is the first pallet from Smashbox I've used. I'm so glad I got this after a very long debate with myself, it's truly a great product and pallet to have. I would recommend this to any one that wants that one pallet to travel with, it's got everything you need it's very versatile.
What are some of your favourite pallets ? 


Brows : 
  Wax, Taupe and Soft Brown 

Contour / Highlight : 

Contour 
Bronze 
Highlight 
Glow 

Eye shadows ( Going across ) 

1st Row 

Vanilla , Totally Nude, Champagne 

2nd : 

Stripped, Posh, Platinum

3rd: 

Sumatra, Aubergine and Blackout


This set contains:  
( info I got from the website) * 

- 9 x 0.049 oz/ 1.4 g Photo Op Eyeshadow in Vanilla (matte warm ivory), Totally Nude (matte pinky beige), Champagne (shimmery gold beige), Stripped (matte warm nude), Posh (shimmery gold rose), Platinum (shimmery goldish brown), Sumatra (matte deep brown), Aubergine (matte dark plum), Blackout (matte jet black) 
- 3 x 0.12 oz/ 3.4 g Contour Powder in Contour, Bronze, Highlight 
- 0.12 oz/ 3.4 g Highlighter in Glow 
- 2 x 0.04 oz/ 1.1 g Brow Tech Powder in Taupe, Soft Brown 
- 0.04 oz/ 1.1 g Brow Tech Wax 
- Custom Double-Ended Shadow/Brow Brush 
- Full-size mirror 
- 3 Interactive Get The Look Cards (Eye, Brow, Face) 
- #SHAPEMATTERS lookbook inserts with basic shaping steps 

* What else you need to know:

This palette comes with state-of-the-art, Interactive Get The Look Cards embedded with special t-ink technology that instantly activates how-to videos on your phone. Simply login to the special URL found on the cards and place the card to your phone to learn how to identify your brow, face, and eye shape (using the video) and enhance your unique features (with the face chart that can be saved to your Camera Roll). 

Pro's:

Everything is one pallet 
Good collection selection 
All products are pigmented 
Full size huge mirror 
Double ended brush is a great added touch
Pallet is sturdy and solid ( great for travel ) 
Little plastic door covers the wax so nothing gets into it. 
Great amount of product in the pans, they aren't little pan's which I like. 

Tie:


Posh and platinum seem give me some fall with a fluffy brush, since I changed to a flat shader don't have to much 


Con's :

The only thing I wish is that they did a brow pallet with their wax and those 2 shades, I would buy it in a heart beat!

That the highlight was a little more umph to it by itself, but over top of a cream is stunning 







Monday, 24 April 2017

My favourite Body Lotion

Ladies 

You are first probably thinking why Katie are you using baby lotion!! But let me tell you it's my favourite body lotion that I own. It's one lotion that I find that actually works on my skin, I don't like most lotions because of the residue they leave behind. This lotion soaks into your skin and doesn't leave anything behind on your skin.

Before people lace into me on using Johnson n Johnson and their  cruelty to animals. I'm going to get it out there I try my hardest to not use products that do harm to animals, in my beauty and health care. In Canada it's hard to find products that aren't expensive or you can physically find that is cruelty free and that is stated on the bottles. This is sadly my downfall if someone can give me the scent of this and the formula in a cruelty free formula I would use it hands down, but they don't so till I find it I will continue to use this. I also have to watch with lotions I have sensitive skin and eczema so have to watch what I use. But lately I've been trying to do some research on some products that I could possibly switch up.  If you have a switch for this one that is animal free testing please leave below seeing that I'm almost finished this bottle.  Sorry end of RANT!! 




Pro's 

Formula is moisturizing but thin 
Smells amazing 
Pump bottle 
Great for sensitive skin or eczema skin
798 ml of product 
Been around for 125 years 
#1 lotion in Hospitals 
Paraben free 
phthalate-free 
Easily to find in drug stores and baby stores 
Comes also in travel sizes 



Con's 

Not Cruelty Free
Pump can get goopy






Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Empties

Ladies 


Well ladies this is long long long over due but I didn't really use much over the month, I tried to get something for you guys. If you have read my empties before I do a little mini review on each and I give it out of 5 if I would re-purchase it or if I truly liked the product myself.


Avon Skin So Soft -  This has been the best body wash most have either dried out my skin over time or I just get sick of the scent. This stuff has a slight scent and is very moisturizing to your skin, that I'm not using body lotion every day to help put moisture back into my skin. Also you get a great amount of product and it's normally on sale in a Avon book. 5/5 

Biolage RAW Shampoo -  I got as a sample and I'm glad I did before buying a bottle. Not sure if it was just the sample the sent me, but didnt' like this shampoo at all. I love biologe product from matrix they are a great salon brand but this stuff was a no go for me at all. 3/5 

Nivea All in one cleansing lotion -  This stuff would be good for traveling or if you were somewhere with out water. This product can be used with or with out water, I used it with both to see if there was difference. I couldn't find one if I wanted to it left my face so soft after using this, also very moisturized. If you know someone that is on the go or even great for camping go check this out!! 

Head and Shoulders Anti- Dandruff shampoo -  Life saver product right here with being in my late 20's now, apparently my dry skin on my head has decided to go for the worse. I use this mainly for dry scalp issues that sometimes leads into dandruff but rarely. Manly go with this shampoo once a week, in the winter time I was using it twice a week just to help with the dryness in the air. There something about this product also that I love the scent of it !!! 

Sample from The Body Shop ( Banana Shampoo) - OMG I loved this so much that I went back and bought a full bottle of this stuff. Never had my hair feel so amazing after a shampoo, that actually you can feel a difference in your hair after using this. Also who doesn't like the smell of banana's if you don't like banana's this shampoo isn't for you. Why because the shampoo has a strong banana smell, like it reminds me of smashed banana's for muffins smell.  But when you wash your hair with it you can't smell it or even after your hair doesn't smell like fruit!!!