Tuesday, 21 January 2014


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Rozlyn P.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Canada has finally released Maybelline's Baby Skin.  I scooped up this product weeks ago when I visited New York and was ecstatic when I finally got my hands on it.  I have heard many great things about this product, one of which was to compare it to Benefit's Porefessional (which I cannot do a comparison on because I have never continuously used that product).  This product retails for $6.99/ $9.96 (USD/CDN) for 20 ml of product.  The product can be found in CVS, Walgreens and Walmart in the States and so far I have only seen this product in Walmart Canada.

Maybelline describes this product as being a lightweight and transparent gel that has a cherry extract which will transform your skin into a youthfully smooth and matte base for makeup wearers and non makeup wearers on the go.

When using this product you will notice your pores looking blurred instantly, this is due to the silicon elastomer, silicia and emollient formula.  The high silicone content in this product encourages foundation to glide onto your skin without leaving any patches or streaks.

Pros: This product definitely smooths skin, prevents some shine- blotting is still required (great for combination to oily skin) and is suitable for sensitive acne prone skin.  I love the fact that Maybelline took the extra step to add a beneficial addictive (cherry extract) to this product.  After doing some research, cherry extract is great as an antioxidant, it boosts production of collagen, elastin and it encourages the skin to retain moisture.  This product is clear, therefore on my deeper skin tone there is no tint.

Cons: Though this product claims to be fragrance free it does have a slight alcohol smell (that eventually fades).  Upon application, the gel like product will seem to be oily but after the product settles onto the skin, the product just feels smooth and silky to the touch.

Tips:  Since this product does not claim to help with oil control (though all the ingredients lends to implying that is does), I applied it as such and the results were great on my skin (please note I am reviewing this in colder temperatures).  I found even with my very oily skin, this product didn't make my skin appear oilier.  Less is definitely more with this product due to the texture.

Texture Shot

Before and After

Overall, I loved this product and will be a repurchasing it!  Have you tried it?

Friday, 17 January 2014

Makeup Looks

Have you checked out "The Looks" section of my blog.  Make-up looks and details!

Have a great weekend!

Rozlyn P. 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolors

bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolors in Meteorite 

This product was bought as part of a duo set from Sephora at an amazing price of $12. Usually a $48 CDN price point for 2 x 0.05oz of product.  This product is a vibrant, pigmented metallic eye shadow.   It has a smooth formula that feels velvety to the touch.  It also has a true opaque finish, that also lends to doing 'foiled' looks.  This product can also be used as a wet application. Like the name suggests this is a high shine loose pigment like shadow.

Pros: This product is very pigmented and opaque.  A little will go a long way.  This product reminds me of having a 'foiled' look without doing all that work.  However, if want to intensify that 'foiled' look, go through the process and you'll have a fantastic look.

Cons:  This product can get a little messy when using due to it's pressured 'pop up' application wand.

Tips: Use a tackier base for the shadow to stay all day.  This product works even better when using the 'foil' (wet) technique.  When applying tap, the wand applicator to reduce fall out and have an overall cleaner application.  Having a lighter hand upon application would benefit you, since this product is truly pigmented.


Pictured below is Meteroite (top) Bronzed (bottom)

 No flash

Texture and True Colour

Left: Metroite
Right: Bronzed

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Jamberry Nails (Final Review)

Before you read my final review, did you read my initial review of Jamberry Nails?

Jamberry Nails worn as an accent nail (1.5 weeks after initial application)

I wore my Jamberry Nails for approximately 2.5 weeks, and overall I was impressed with this product. With slight lifting (on one side), I found this product to be great for women on the go, who like beautiful nail art without the hassle. 

To take them off, I just lifted the nail wraps from my nail bed and peeled it off.  There was no damage done to my natural nails.

The longevity

As some of my regular readers would know I have natural kinky hair.  With the Jamberry nail wraps I was a bit concerned that the wraps would get snagged in my hair and my hair products (oils and heavy butters) would lift the wraps easily.  Surprisingly, this did not happen until 2 weeks of wear! I am very impressed by that.  Regular nail polish usually lasts 2-3 days after a fresh paint (as seen in picture below).

Overall, this is a great product and a fantastic gift especially for bachelorette parties, birthday gift bags and wedding parties!

Jamberry Nails after 2.5 weeks of wear vs. regular nail polish (top and base coat) after 2 days of wear.

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored review from a Jamberry Nail Consultant.  The product was not bought, but given for my honest review. Therefore all opinions are my own.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year | Best of 2013 Beauty Products

To all my readers both old and new. I wish you  a wonderful and prosperous New Year.  May you take this year as a new start and flip a new chapter, forget the bad and cherish the good.  From my home to yours, I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

Best beauty buys of 2013 

13 best buys of 2013 (Beauty)


Nars: Super Orgasm
Used as a cheek highlighter on top of a Pink/Plum Blush

  Urban Decay: Single Eye Shadow in Baked

Sephora Fringe Benefits Lashes
Half lashes that give your natural lashes oomph without that falsies look

MAC cosmetics Pro Blush in Devil
Orangey Coral shade with slight hint of shimmer that LASTS!

24 hr Eyeshadow Cream in 45 Bold Gold

 Real Techniques Buffing Brush

Boscia Bright White Mask

Rimmel Lash Accelerator
(Growth Formula- saw great results in length and thickness, and when worn my lashes looked bold and beautiful)

The Body Shop 
Shea Body Butter
(thick but easy to blend with a slight nutty smell)

Loreal Wear Infinite in Deep Mocha (Rich)
Perfect crease colour on my skin tone when wearing a quick neutral eye. 
No chalky or grey cast.  

Make Up For Ever- Aqua Shadow (2E)
Perfect as a shadow, shadow base for a smoky eye, liner etc. 
staying power is fantastic!

What were your 2013 best beauty buys?