My Favourite Makeup Remover Right Now

Have you ever tried the L’Oreal Paris Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution makeup remover? This remover is so soft on my skin and doesn’t leave it oily or dry.

L'Oreal Paris Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution

I only use makeup remover for a bold lipstick or a lot of eye makeup, but my pet peeve is when the remover leaves my skin feeling oily after. Then I have to wash my face after and it seems like so many extra steps. I also hate when makeup remover leaves the delicate skin near my eyes all red and dry. With the Sublime Soft remover I don’t have to deal with either of these problems.

L'Oreal Paris Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution

This remover is fragrance free and hypoallergenic, so even the most sensitive skin can use it. It’s smooth without being oily, and leaves skin feeling soothed instead of dry. What more could you want in a makeup remover?

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss

These are the cutest! Have you seen the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes? They are mini lip stains that have serious staying power and bold, bright shades! The OCC Stained Glosses are high-pigment stains that are a little wet and sticky to apply but once they dry they’re like paint. They stick to lips and deliver opaque colour and a nice gloss.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes

The shades I’m showing you are Hedonist, a pale pink, New Wave, the hot pink, and Jealous, a bold classic red. As you can see they are all super glossy and very opaque. These are bold shades that stand out and make your lips the centre of attention.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes in shades Hedonist, New Wave, and Jealous

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes in shades Hedonist, New Wave, and Jealous

Have you used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss? Leave a comment and let me know your favourite shades!

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

This is one of those cult products that I have heard about for years and never gotten around to trying. I recently discovered an almost brand new compact in my mother’s makeup drawer, and was ecstatic about this treasure. MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish is a shimmery mineral highlighting powder.

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

This is a light powder with a lot of shimmer. It has a soft golden hue and can be built up to get a bit of a more opaque look. Many women use this as an everyday highlighter, however I find it suits me best for more special occasions. Although it looks intimidatingly shimmery in the pan, it actually delivers a much softer (and gentler) look when applied.

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

For a delicate gold flush to highlight your cheekbones, MAC Soft and Gentle is a well-loved choice. It’s high quality, gorgeous formula, and a tried and true favourite around the world.

The Body Shop Limited Edition Smoky Poppy Scent

Okay I have to admit when I first heard about the new scent from The Body Shop I was a little unsure. What exactly does a poppy smell like? Or a smoky one? Since I couldn’t imagine it myself I knew I had to check out The Body Shop Smoky Poppy scent.

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Limited Edition Scent

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Limited Edition Scent

This is a limited edition scent and is available in all of the classic products, including Body Butter, Shower Gel, Body Scrub, and more. The Body Shop explains the scent as ‘Enriched with real, hand-picked poppy flowers from the Ankara region of Turkey. This sensual and indulgent range is infused with a seductive, euphoric scent that will leave you longing for more.” You can read more about the new scent here at thebodyshop.ca and check out the full range of products.

Although that seemed confusing at first it actually hits the spot just right. The scent is soft, warm, and calming to me. I liked the smell of it at first but as time went on and I kept wearing it I ended up really liking it, and perhaps even loving it. It has a subtle baby-powder type of scent, with a real softness and light tone. It’s feminine and delicate but still keeps it scent for a long time. It definitely has a romantic hint to it and I can totally agree with the seductive and indulgent description. It reminds me of the Vera Wang Princess perfume, which is a classic feminine scent.

The Body Butter is super moisturizing and creamy, and I love putting it on before bed. It’s soothing, smooth, and super softening. I love all Body Butters but this one has a really gentle feel to it. The Shower Gel is great for a relaxing and calming experience, and overall every product in this line is really great.

If you haven’t checked out this new scent you definitely should, since it is limited edition it won’t be around forever!

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The recent launch of The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick is the perfect addition to any romantic beauty look this weekend. These dual purpose sticks are smooth, soft, and deliver pretty shades that you can use for blush or lip colour!

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Sticks are thick crayon-like tubes, similar to Clinique Chubby Sticks. They have a matte finish and come in a range of pretty petal-like shades. There is a light floral scent which I actually liked. I love how the formula feels. It’s smooth, soft, and light. It doesn’t feel sticky or drying on my lips, and it lasted for quite a while. I got a really feminine flush of colour in just one quick swipe, and the large crayon shape made it easy to apply.

These sticks are perfect for Spring since you can layer them to get a more opaque colour, or lightly apply them and blend for a flush of colour. I love products that work for lips and cheeks, and these offer a great blush and great matte lip crayon all in one. You can read more about them here at thebodyshop.ca.

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow

I’ve been really into neutral eye shadow lately and recently found a great eye shadow palette that has a beautiful range of beige, bronze, and brown shades that work for everyday. The Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow palette in 027 Brick Lane is the perfect combination of shimmer neutral shadows.

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow

There are 5 eye shadows in this palette and they are all great basics. The bottom right shade is perfect for highlighting under the brow, and the darkest one in the upper left is great to smudge in the crease or along the lash line. I’ve been having fun experimenting with these shadows for some simple every day looks.

Each of the 5 shades has a lot of shimmer and medium opacity. They can be built up for more pigment or applied lightly for a more sheer look. With these 5 shadows there are a lot of pretty possibilities, so check it out if you haven’t yet.

Make Up For Ever Best Selling Red Lip Duo

So far every single Make Up For Ever product that I have tried has been amazing. From the awesome eye shadows I wrote about here, to the Ink Liner I wrote about here, everything I have tried has really impressed me. The Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo is no different.

Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo

Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo

This duo of a lip liner and lipstick is super cute and high quality. This mini pack comes with a travel size Lip Line Perfector, which is a clear lip liner to seal in your lipstick and prevent feathering. It also has a travel size Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in shade 43, which is meant to compliment every skin tone. This lipstick is creamy and smooth, and has an extremely pigmented bold red hue. It glides on like a dream and looks like the perfect Hollywood bombshell classic red lipstick.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Shade 43

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Shade 43

With an incredible formula and fabulous colour, this lipstick is reason alone to buy the duo. The lip liner adds a perfect finishing touch and ensures that the pretty red lipstick will stay in place. I can see this lipstick becoming a staple in my makeup kit for sure. It’s no wonder this is called the Best Selling Red Lip Duo!