Review, Swatches | Byredo 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette in Syren

Review, Swatches | Byredo 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette in Syren

Byredo is a luxury fragrance brand that came out with a makeup line not too long ago. And unlike their generic perfume bottles, the makeup packaging does feel worthy of carrying that “luxury” tag. Their 5 pan eyeshadow palettes look like they are encased inside a golden oyster. That alone made me want to try them.

I love it when a brand gives me an excuse to spend money.

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Review, Swatches | Pat McGrath Sublime Skin Highlighter in Incandescent Gold 002

Review, Swatches | Pat McGrath Sublime Skin Highlighter in Incandescent Gold 002

I’m a bit late to this party, I know. This highlighter was released earlier in the year, and is part of the collection made in collaboration with the popular Netflix show, Bridgerton. Just so you know, I didn’t bought it because of the show (watched 1 or 2 episodes – not for me). I’m not that superficial.

I bought it because it was pretty.

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Brand Review | Dr. Barbara Sturm (Face Cream, Face Cream Rich, Clarifying Mask, Enzyme Cleanser, Glow Drops)

Brand Review | Dr. Barbara Sturm (Face Cream, Face Cream Rich, Clarifying Mask, Enzyme Cleanser, Glow Drops)

After La Mer, La Prairie, and other nicely smelling and heavily user-experience focused brands, there is a new type of luxury skincare in town: the one created by doctors. But the question remains: are they more effective? Scientific? Justified in being more expensive?… and are they made by doctors at all?

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Top 5 | Best Light Pink Blushes (2022)

Top 5 | Best Light Pink Blushes (2022)

I had this post thought out and lined up to go for about 3 months. My idea was to post it before winter ended. Then this blog got neglected for a little while (pregnancy, covid, yadda yadda) and I’m rushing to post this while it’s still technically spring. So enjoy this list of pastel pink blushes to sport on your cheeks for the next two weeks before we get inundated by all the bronze and coral summer blush shades.

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Fragrance Review | Avon Pur Blanca Essence EDT

Fragrance Review | Avon Pur Blanca Essence EDT

There are a lot of hits and misses with Avon products in general, but damn, they can nail down a scent. I’ve mentioned before that Avon used to make my favourite scent of all time, Sweet Honesty, and finding a dupe for that has been quite an (unsuccessful) enterprise. In the meanwhile, I’ve found something different, but very good, and very unique in the realm of modern scents.

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Review, Swatches | Givenchy Prisme Libre 4-Color Blush in 01 Mousseline Lilas

Review, Swatches | Givenchy Prisme Libre 4-Color Blush in 01 Mousseline Lilas

Not a lot of makeup releases have excited me lately. I’m not sure if it’s me or if it’s just the beauty industry that is going through a lull. So when I found myself looking for something to get me giddy about this hobby again, I defaulted to my long time favourite thing: blushes.

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Review, Swatches | Chanel Illuminating Blush Powder in Pêche Rosée

Review, Swatches | Chanel Illuminating Blush Powder in Pêche Rosée

Chanel Spring-Summer makeup collection came out and it’s been a while that I’ve been this excited about a blush. By “a while” I mean three weeks and by “excited” I mean I’ve stopped battling my conscience and just decided to buy the damn thing as soon as I saw it.

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Brand Review | Avant (Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid DUO Moisturiser, Pro-Radiance Brightening Eye cream, Glycolic Acid Exfoliator, Harmonious Rose Quartz Mask, Pink Orchid Serum)

Brand Review | Avant (Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid DUO Moisturiser, Pro-Radiance Brightening Eye cream, Glycolic Acid Exfoliator, Harmonious Rose Quartz Mask, Pink Orchid Serum)

If you know about Avant, you’re probably a subscriber of a monthly beauty box. I don’t know anyone who has purchased directly from Avant, mainly due to the absurd price, but in case you’re considering getting a beauty box with an Avant product in it and you’re wondering if t’s any good, this post is for you. Avant: the luxury skincare brand that nobody ever paid full price for.

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Review, Swatches, Comparison | Clarins Milky Boost and Milky Boost Cream

Review, Swatches, Comparison | Clarins Milky Boost and Milky Boost Cream

Clarins is a makeup brand that tends to stay under the hype radar, but for some reason it’s very appealing to me. I don’t know if it’s because they market their makeup as very skincare conscious, or if it’s because of their very fresh and young aesthetic. Might be the later giving that I’ve been a 23 year old girl for the past 8 years. Either way, their Milky Boost foundations really caught my attention and I decided to try them both.

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