Sephora Haul + Holiday First Access

My mom and I visited the Sephora at Kingsway this past weekend to attend their VIB Holiday First Access event! It was a great event with coffee, snacks and tons of new goodies to explore!

Lets see what I walked away with!!

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collectors Makeup Case $77 (Value $543.00)

This gorgeous kit has you covered on all fronts, 24 stunning limited edition eyeshadows, a waterproof micro liner, Tarteist lash paint mascara, goosy lip paint ANDDD a four piece cheek kit to, accentuate contour and highlight!

Pro’s

This palette literally has everything you need, a one stop shop with beautiful, quality made products. Tarte is one of my favourite brands and with a variety of colours and shades, it offers every skin tone an option for a minimal or full face makeup application!

Con’s

The package is beautiful but not fully travel or wear proof. With the fabric front cover my fear would be it getting dirty very quickly, also with the magnetized closure, there is no way to secure the kit shut so I would definitely not be bringing this with me on any trips.

Verdict

If you are looking for a great kit for the makeup lover, a palette that can be used relentlessly everyday, I would definitely recommend it. When you also consider the value of this palette at $543, for only $77 it is a deal hard to walk away from!

 

Bite Beauty Set $29 ($64 Value)

This was the first kit I instantly gravitated towards. I have heard great things about the quality and consistency of their Bite products so it was a no brainer and also a great price and kit to try out their products! This kit comes with four shades, varying from nude to plum as seen below and i already love the pigment and feel of these lipsticks.

Pro’s

Great starter kit to try out the products (their lipsticks start at $30 each) so to be able to try four shades for $29 its a great deal!

Con’s

The only negative I would mention is that they are quite small, great for travel but if you fall in love with a shade you’ll definitely need to go ahead and buy the larger size as it won’t last you long!

Verdict

Great product, very reasonable price, a win win!

 

Last up is the Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks! These were not included in the holiday access however Ive been eyeing these for a while and wanted to take advantage of the 4X the points until September 19th!

The first one i opted for was the Project Chimps Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. I researched this shade online and it has unbelievably good ratings and now I know why! The colour is absolutely stunning and perfect for fall. I also am so in love with the fact that 20% of the price of every lipstick is donated to Project Chimps, an organization that helps retire biomedical research chimps to a life of freedom. Win, Win, Win!

The second shade is Bow N Arrow, another liquid lipstick that has a great reputation. I am really loving browns this fall and this is the perfectly nude/warm shade!

Verdict

Both are worth the investment as the quality, pigment and longevity of these shades is fantastic!

 

I hope you guys have enjoyed this Sephora haul and you all have a great week!

Sarah xo

Prtty Peaushun – Deep Dark Review

I first saw this lotion of Lux Beauty Boutique instagram and was very curious to try it out! A bronzing, skin tightening lotion… yes please!!

My initial thought was it does not have a smell, or it does but it smells like lotion with no smell… haha does that even make sense?! Any who! The colour is beautiful however with the deep dark you really have to rub it into your skin. I applied it to non tanned skin and skin when I used my self tanner and it looked much better on the tanned skin. Its a beautiful radiant glow with a very slight shimmer and gives your tanned skin an extra boost! It comes in 5 colours, Plain, Light, Medium, Dark & Deep Dark. I opted for the deep dark for the summer months to really add a glow to my skin, I will likely opt for light or medium for the winter months!

One thing I did not like about it was I found it a bit sticky. I applied the lotion and let it dry for about 10 minuted before putting on clothes and then wore it outside in 27+ weather and my skin felt sticky most of the day.

Overall Verdict! I do really like the glow and will definitely use this lotion for weddings, throughout the colder months to give my skin that little extra boost throughout the winter however I probably won’t be using it daily with hot weather! If you have any tips to make this lotion not as sticky please share, maybe mixing it with your regular everyday lotion to dilute it a bit would help?! I will give that a whirl and hope that helps, if it does I will be needing a jug of this stuff!!

You can purchase Prtty Peaushun online here or at Lux Beauty Boutique!

Hope you enjoyed! xoDSC00755