Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bourjois Fresh, Rested Complexion Foundation Review

Firs I wanted to apologize for my lack of posts lately!!  My laptop broke and so I've been forced to use other desktops.  BUT I'M BACK!  I had always hear good things about Bourjois cosmetics but I never bought anything from their collection because it is quite expensive PLUS it's harder to find in Canada.  I finally decided to splurge on two of their products, I talked about the Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick in Peach on the Beach in my Summer Favorites post.  Today I'm talking about the Fresh, Rested Complexion Foundation in Beige Clair 73. 

To start this off I just wanted to let you all know that this foundation smells SO GOOD, I love love love the sent it gives off.  It sort of makes me think of soap which is kind of strange but it really does smell amazing.  The bottle says that it's supposed to give a 10 hour sleep effect and honestly that's the only reason why I bought it but it actually does do that, it makes me look so awake in the mornings and gives me a nice healthy glow.  It's definitely not thick which is really good, it sort of feels like it's been run down with water but it really is super light weight so it's great for acne prone skin like mine.  I'd say it has about a medium coverage so I like to cover up my blemishes with a tiny tiny bit of a foundation that has more coverage (only on blemishes, NOT my entire face).  I will then pump the foundation out ONCE on the back of my hand and use my Smashbox foundation brush to apply it all over my face.  Any excess foundation on the back of your hand can be use under the eyes to brighten up those dark circles.  The bottle also says that it's oil free and that it's a vitamin E, F, B5 and mineral-enriched formula.

Overall am absolutely IN LOVE with this product.  The only down side to this is that it's $26, but honestly it's totally worth it.  Really amazing product, I'm so glad I finally gave it try, you all should too!!!

What's your favorite Bourjois product??

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Liebster Award!

To all of you checking out my blog, I'm super excited to say that I've been nominated by the lovely Ivy: for the liebster award YAY!!  

The Award:
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. You must link back to the person that nominated you.
2. You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3. You must pick 11 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers.
4. You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.


1. What is your favorite mascara?
Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express is, hands down, my absolute favorite mascara!!!!
2. When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a little girl, my dream was always to become a model!  I actually took courses on how to properly apply makeup, how to present myself at a casting/what to bring, how to publicly speak properly (I still suck at this one though), etc.  As our "graduation", we were part of a fashion show for this company!  It was really a ton of fun :)

3. What is an item on your beauty wishlist?

Well I currently have 33 items on my beauty wishlist.......but one item in particular would have to be the Hello Flawless foundation by Benefit.  I keep hearing really really good things about this product and so I would LOVE to pick this up someday!!

4. Do you have any special talents? If so, what are they?

I love to sing.  I've been singing since I was a little girl, but mostly it's just been to myself.  I'm way too shy to actually try and take that anywhere though.  I do have a youtube channel if you want to check that out: but there aren't very many videos seeing as I just hid a bunch of my old ones ahahah!  My family has always tried to get me to try and take this further but I really like just doing it for fun.  It's something I do for myself!

5. What is your favorite type of vacation (mountains, beach, city, etc.) or what is a favorite vacation you've ever been on?
I recently went to New York City with the art students from my school (which included a bunch of my friends) and I had such an amazing time there.  Although there's a TON of people, I really enjoyed the city no matter how crowded it was.  I really love museums (we went to many) and plays (Newsies was incredible!!!!) so that was definitely a great part of my trip.  It's just a really cool place to be and I would love to go back. (NY Fashion Week would be unreal!!).

6. What season do you prefer for fashion?

I'd say it's a tie between summer and fall because I love being able to wear shorts and skirts in the summer but I'm also OBSESSED with scarves, like the amount of scarves I have is actually ridiculous.  I also really love riding boots and you mainly get to wear those in the fall so that's definitely a plus.  I like the colors for both seasons too, the bright summer colors are so much fun but the more neutral and red tones of the fall are gorgeous!!

7. How many different countries have you visited and name one you'd like to visit but haven't yet?

I don't exactly think this counts but I was born in Switzerland so I was there for a year or two buuuut other than that I've only been to the U.S and Dominican Republic.  Picking just one country I'd like to visit but haven't yet is so hard!!!!  I guess I'd have to say France.

8. What is your favorite brand of nail polish?

It's a mix between Essie and O.P.I.  I like the brush from Essie but hate that it takes forever to dry, and I hate the brush from O.P.I but I love that it drys fast enough!

9. What is your favorite makeup tool or brush? hands lol or a sponge I guess.

10. How would you describe your personality?

I hate when people ask this question come on!!!!  I'm definitely a shy person at first, but once you get to know me/when I'm with my friends I'm much more outgoing, and I'm definitely very weird....but in a good way!!  Let's just say I'm not your typical teenage girly girl hahaha

11. What is your all time favorite accessory?

Scarves.  1000000% without a doubt, scarves. O B S E S S E D.  My favorite two are a grey and black, super thin, skull scarf and a more fun printed fall colored scarf from Afghanistan.

My Nominees:

My questions to you:

1. What are your three favorite online shopping websites?
2. What beauty product can't you live without?
3. What's your favorite movie or book and why?
4. Who's your favorite youtuber?
5. Who's style would you steal?
6. What is your favorite cosmetics brand?
7. If you were able to do absolutely ANYTHING in the world, what would you do?
8. What is your favorite song right now?
9. What's your favorite thing about yourself?
10. What's number one on your beauty wish list?
11. Do you dream of having a career in the beauty industry? If yes, doing what?

This was really hard to do but also a lot of fun!!  Found so many new blogs through this.  Thanks again to Ivy for nominating me.  Good luck and have fun doing this!!

Pür Minerals Review

Pür Minerals has been a favorite of mine since I started wearing makeup at the young age of twelve!  When I started wearing makeup my mom and I went into Shoppers Drug Mart hoping to find a really great starter kit...AND WE DID.  Pür Minerals has been said to be a cosmetics brand that is GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN, this is the reason I had gotten the starter kit to this (not so known) brand.  I have never loved a  brand of makeup so much.  Unfortunately, the starter kit is a tad smaller therefore I ran out of product fairly quickly.  After looking in different Shoppers Drug Marts, Walmarts as well as other stores that sell cosmetics, I could never find this brand again.  I stopped searching and experimented with other brands when LUCKILY, around Christmas time, my mom was watching the Shopping Channel and saw Pür Minerals on it!!!!!  Of course we had to get one of the limited edition kits but fortunately they do still sell a lot of these products on their own ONLINE: I highly recommend you all go and check out some of their fantastic products BUT FOR NOW, onto the review!!

Untamed Eye Palette
For starters, this case is super cool, who doesn't love a little snake print every now and then am I right??  PLUS it's purple and that's the best color ever but that's just my opinion hahaah.  ANYWAYYYS, this comes with 8 different colors but the colors in this palette are mostly on the darker side so that's great if you like a smokey eye but personally I don't like smokey eyes because of the insanely dark circles under my eyes that I just cannot seem to get rid of (HELP!!), so I don't use many of the colors but they're definitely all very very pretty colors!  My three favorites are charmer (silvery purple/pink), trance (silvery dark purple) and shock (pastel creamy pink).  One problem with this's limited edition :(  Unfortunately this means that they don't have it anymore BUT they do have amazing other eye shadow palettes that I have been dying to try!!!

4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15 in Blush Medium - $26.00
I find this pressed powder covers blemish extremely well, it's super light weight and it's incredibly easy to apply.  Even though it's a tad pricey, this is a product I would 100% swear by if I could find it in stores!  It matches my skin tone really well and I'm not exactly sure what else I'm supposed to say about this product other than I love love love this product and you should all invest in it.  Seriously, like right now go buy it online it's absolutely amazing and makes my skin look flawless.  IT IS MAGICAL PEOPLE!!!!!!

Universal Marble Mineral Powder in Pink - $23.50
I think this is the one product I wouldn't repurchase AS MUCH because I find it takes way too much product in order for it to actually show.  But, as I've mentioned in my other posts I have acne prone skin therefore I would repurchase this product because I know that it's good for my skin and WON'T make me break out which is simply fabulous.  I just wish it was more pigmented!!!!  Otherwise, great for those with acne prone skin (this entire line is actually really great for those who have acne prone skin like myself).

Pür Radiance Mineral Powder - $23.50
To be completely honest, I had no idea what the heck this was until like 2 months ago woops lol..  It's just supposed to add a subtle glow to your face.  It says to apply it to your face and neck, I like to apply it right above my blush, on my forehead, down my nose and on my brow bone.  It just brightens your makeup a bit and adds a nice subtle shimmer.  I'd say I'm pretty happy with this product!!

Chisel Makeup Brush - $23.00
Okay if you're going to buy the 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup, you have to buy the chisel brush as well.  It's a must, like actually though...  It's so much easier to apply the pressed powder with this.  To use this brush you're supposed to put some powder on it, tap the excess product off and move in CIRCULAR motions all over your face.  Easiest way to get that flawless finish, not even kidding.  Guys seriously this brush and that product together are a match made in heaven, it's absolutely magical I am in love.

Pout Plumping Lip Gloss in Charm - $16.00
This specific color was also part of the limited edition kit so unfortunately they don't have this color anymore but the color Pink Crush looks like it would be super super similar to Charm so check that one out if you're interested in this specific color.  I, myself, am not a HUGE fan of lip gloss, I'll wear it sometimes but it's definitely NOT a necessity for me.  This is a pretty good one though, I don't find it too sticky and I really like the pink shimmery color that it has.  One problem is that I do not like the smell whatsoever, but that's just me.  If you're looking for a good lip gloss I suggest trying this one ESPECIALLY if you have thin lips like myself and you want to plump them up a bit, it does help a little bit!!!

There's two products I forgot to put in the picture below so I'm just going to throw them in quickly...
3-in-1 Universal Mineral Makeup Pencil in Natural (I think) - $17.00, I use this on my eyebrows but only a tiny tiny bit because it's fairly darker than my eyebrow color even though my eyebrows are pretty dark.  The brush on the end is also a life saver for when my eyebrows get a little crazy in the mornings!  It's supposed to be an eyeliner, lip liner and eyebrow enhancer all in one.
Mineral Glow - $23.50, I can't seem to find this one at the moment but I do remember really liking it!  It's a great bronzer that adds a glow to your face and again IT'S GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN YAY!!!

ALSO, if you would like to test it out first with the starter kit, here's the link:
They always have great new kits for insanely low prices!!!

If you want to try or have ever tried Pür Minerals, let me know in the comments below!!