Hi there, my darlings! I cannot it's already almost the end of September! Time is just flying by! Before you know it, it'll be birthday month...YAY! But, before I get ahead of myself, we still have a bit of September left and you know what that means--BoxyCharm time! This was a absolutely fabulous box and I was very impressed with all...ok, just about all the products in the box. Keep reading to find out more!

ALAMAR COSMETICS Ojitos Brush Trio ($18.00 USD)

Introducing the Ojitos Brush Trio! (Oh-Hee-Toes)

We designed this trio to perfectly complement our Reina Del Caribe palette. Made with 100% synthetic fibers, our brushes are extremely soft, durable, and essential! Named after our founders abuela, the fabulous señora Olga Herminia Ojito.

Ojito is Spanish for "eye" so we knew we had to name this brush set the "Ojitos Brush Trio" in honor of the original jefa.

  • Our flat painter brush applies the foiled metallic shades effortlessly onto the lid. It also works as an amazing tool for cutting the crease with concealer and any other wet or cream products.
  • Our fluffy blender is fundamental to any eye look. It assists in seamlessly blending colors together in the crease to create dimensional and flawless looks.
  • Our flat tight liner brush is perfect for applying our shades onto your lower lash line for that smoked out effect or for liner on your upper lashes with gel, powder, or liquid liner.

All three brushes are sold together because soul sisters should not be separated!

Make sure you pick up two Ojito Brush Trios; one for you, one for abuela.

You know, I'm really beginning to think Boxycharm is a bit of mind reader because I was literally thinking last week that i don't have very many brushes for fine tuning of makeup, like blending eyeshadow into those smokey wings I like to do. So, this was a very timely arrival for me, personally. Needless to say, I love these brushes!

LAURA GELLER Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 USD)

Our famous Baked blush creates a gorgeous flush, no matter the season. Made by Italian artisans, it starts as a cream baked for 24 hours on a terracotta tile then hand-finished—resulting in a smooth, long-wearing formula. Paraben-free, with skin-loving antioxidants Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts.
Available in 8 shades, Tropic Hues, which contains swirls of coral, pink and bronze, is shown below.

I honestly feel that Laura Geller is a very under-rated brand. I have had the pleasure of meeting her in person 9she's lovely, by the way!), in NYC, as well as tring a bunch of her products and I was very impressed. This beautiful blush/highlighter is no different! This brand really needs more love!

BUTTER LONDON Stroke of Wow - Roll On Liner pitch Black ($19.00 USD)

The eyeliner's breakthrough wheel applicator gives an ultra-fine, straight, precise stroke of pitch black color perfect for a tight line along the lash line. Take it for a spin and let it roll!
  • Rolling applicator wheel delivers an ultra-precise thin line in one stroke
  • Longwearing liner with Liquid Longevity Complex
  • Quick drying formula with intense pigment payoff
  • Easy to use, ergonomic cap for ultimate control
  • Weightless feel, comfortable wear
  • Remove with oil-based makeup remover

My first thought when I saw this was...really?! I never come across a wheel applicator before...and then TWO in one week?! Is this a new trend and I need to start hoarding my felt tip liners or is it just a passing gimmick? I remain ambivalent about it, much like the Revlon one I tried recently--it does the job for only some parts of the eye.

PRETTY VULGAR Nightingale - Smokey Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 USD)

Nightingale, smokey eyeshadow palette is filled with 12 long-wearing and highly pigmented, smoky-hued shades. These matte, shimmer, and satin deep, sultry eyeshadows are created using soft textured pigments that provide our formula with a luxuriously smooth, creamy, and blendable application.

Coming back to Boxycharm's slight psychic abilities, I have been wanting to try this brand and lo and behold! A very pretty neutral palette, it may not be what I would have picked for myself from this brand but I liked it a lot. Pigmentation was on point and these shadows apply very well, with minimal fallout. Plus the shades are just about perfect for Fall!

LORAC PRO Liquid Lipstick ($19.00 USD)

Go PRO with LORAC PRO Liquid Lipstick! With the smooth glide of a gloss and the high pigment of a lipstick, this creamy, lightweight and long-lasting PRO formula coats the lips in bold color that dries down to a comfortable matte finish. The pointed applicator delivers precise, full coverage that lasts without bleeding or transferring. PRO Liquid Lipstick comes in an array of modern, matte shades from natural nudes to vibrant hues and is infused with antioxidants such as Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed Extract, and Vitamins C and E. Color, line and define your lips, just like a PRO!

Available in 8 shades, Deep Burgundy is shown below.

Last but not least, my favorite thing from this palette! A gorgeous burgundy matte from Lorac! I mean, come on, this is MY shade! Obviously, big thumbs up!

So there you have it, my darlings! You can sign up for your very own Boxycharm subscription on their site HERE--it's just $21 a month! Shipping is free within the US and an additional $5 throughout Canada!

For sneak peeks and all the latest, don't forget to follow Boxycharm through the social media outlets below:


Have you signed up for Boxycharm yet? What do you think of this month's box? Tell me in the comments section below!

***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***

Hi there, my darlings! I am SO ready for Fall, I can't even begin to tell you! But Fall, alas, is proving to be quite the tease here in Toronto. There's was a nip in the air for a week back in late August and a couple of chilly days last week but so far...still no Fall! Add to that the fact that I hear Fall is quite short-lived here and...color me impatient! No matter, my headspace has already progressed well into the season so don't be surprised if that's the prevalent theme of the blog going forward. Let's start with right now and a few new products I've tried from Revlon, along with a rare but welcome (I hope) MOTD. Do tell me in the comments section below if you enjoy my MOTDs!


ColorStay Full Cover™ Foundation for a full coverage matte finish. Lasts up to 24 hours. Comfortable wear that moves with your skin, won’t cake you up or weight you down. Easy to apply and blends seamlessly.

Available in 16 shades: Almond (far left) and Toast are shown below.

Toast was such a good match for me that I literally couldn't tell where I was applying the foundation and where my skin ended...at least when I was applying my makeup. Once it settled, it wasn't quite the seamless match I had hoped for, especially in front of the bright lights of my picture-taking set-up--I did notice a slight ashy cast to my skin tone in that lighting. That being said, I intend to continue using this foundation for a variety of reasons, namely that I LOVE the light texture, the superior blending and the feel of the product. I just will balance the skin tone issue with my go-to powder to finish!


Get fool-proof, thin, precise lines that wear up to 24 hours with our breakthrough ColorStay Exactify™ Liquid Liner. Easy to use Exactify Wheel Tip™ and comfortable control handle delivers the ultimate no-skip exactitude for the ultimate smooth, thin, line every time.

Available in 4 shades, shown above, from left to right: Intense Black, Mermaid Blue and Sparkling Black are shown below.

The most amazing thing about these liners have to be the applicator...it's a WHEEL! I have never seen this before so I, being a big fan of innovations, was really excited to try it. In practicality though, I'm torn. It applies quite well...on some parts of the eye. I can line my upper lashlines perfectly and even get a great wing but when it comes to my lower lashlines and those tricky inner eye corners, nothing beats a thin, felt tip.


Revlon Photoready Insta-Sculpt, Contouring Palette makes contouring simple! An easy-to-use palette to instantly sculpt and define features for a flawless, transformed look! Expertly emphasize your best features with our fool-proof four-step kit: three contouring shades (light, medium, deep) and a blush shade for a pop of color help you achieve an enhanced, perfectly sculpted look. Blendable, lightweight powder format with silky smooth texture that allows you to build coverage and customize your look. High-Definition Filter Technology captures and transforms any light, to blur and soften flaws, leaving the perfect app filtered look

This little palette was literally made for me! The shades are so close to my own skin tone, as you can see below, that it makes contouring that much easier! I didn't have to work hard at all to achieve a subtle contour that wasn't too over the top and I feel could be worn every day, if so inclined. I do wish the blush was a little more intense in color--that warm, peach shade doesn't really translate onto the skin and one just gets a whole lotta gold.


Eye catching lashes with visible volume that won’t smudge or flake for 24 hours
  • 100% Volumized* 100% Volumazing™* 
  • 92% saw quick buildable volume
  • 92% saw lashes that appear longer
  • 96% saw rich intense color
I like this mascara quite a bit. But I don't LOVE it. I'm always looking for volume when I buy mascaras and yes, this product delivers. You get noticeable volume. But did I get volume to die for? Not exactly. This may just be personal preference but I definitely wanted more!


Make a statement with the world’s most iconic lipstick. Super Lustrous™ is formulated with microfine pigments for high-impact color. The smooth, moisturizing formula is available in 82 on-trend shades and four finishes – crème, matte, pearl and sheer.

NEW! Matte is Everything by Super Lustrous™.

A super creamy matte lipstick packed with pigment for rich, intense color. It feels lightweight, comfortable, and moisturizing. 

Available in 12 new bold matte shades.

A classic in Revlon's arsenal (I bet your mom had at least one of these), this shade and tube is special to me, not only because I got to pick out a shade I love but because...look at the engraving! I had the opportunity to attend a Revlon event in Toronto a couple of weeks back and this baby was one of the biggest perks! How can one resist a perfect matte lipstick with one's name on the tube?! Squee!


Plush tip for a lush lip! New Revlon Kiss™Cushion Lip Tint delivers a juicy wash of color with a soft cushion tip applicator. 

Available in 10 kissable shades.

I hardly, if ever, wear lip tints or lip glosses, rather preferring bold, matte shades. Most of you, my beloved regular readers, know this only too well about me. But! I do like this one! It's very pigmented and not at all sticky. I can definitely work with this beauty, especially during the harsh Canadian winters...when I hear EVERYTHING chaps and freezes. Yikes!

A lil glimpse into how these shades look on...very me, wouldn't you say?

Last but not least, here's that MOTD I promised you! Truth be told, this is my go-to look, with defined eyeliner, lots of mascara, a subtle blush/highlight combo and a bold lip. The full-coverage foundation (I usually reach for a BB cream or a cushion foundation) and the subtle contour was all for your benefit. What do you think?!

So there you have it, my darlings! You can grab these and more products in select retailers and drugstores across the US AND Canada, such as Ulta and Walmart.

For all the latest launches, don't forget to follow Revlon through the social media outlets below :


Which of these products catches your eye? Are you enjoying my MOTDs?Would you like to see more? Tell me in the comments section below!

***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***

Hi there, my darlings! Today's post is all about that old saying--don't judge a book by its cover! Or, in this case, don't judge a mascara by its funky brush. There's a new mascara in town from Wet n Wild ...and I made the mistake of being skeptical after just one glance. It proved me wrong in the best possible way and I need to share immediately with all of you.


It’s time to start a rebellion against lanky lashes! Make this mascara your secret weapon. With a cutting edge brush that catches every lash and a killer formula that volumizes, curls, lengthens and defines, going rogue never looked so gorgeous. Break the rules and lash out.

Available in 2 shades: Brazen Black (shown below) and Avenging Amethyst (last pic) are shown below.

What a funky-looking brush, right?! The tube is funky too but I have seen quite a few mascaras on the market with funkier packaging. But that brush! I have to admit that that brush threw me off completely when I opened the tube and my first thought was that I was definitely going to poke myself in the eye with it....until I tried it. Last weekend, I was going to a big event celebrating my best friend's baby and I was in a tearing rush to make it there on time but pretty much on a whim, I decided that that was the day I was going to try out this mascara. Black is always my go-to so that's the one I reached for.

Imagine my surprise when, not only did I NOT poke myself in the eye, but the brush actually worked with me to coat every last lash--even the annoyingly tiny baby lashes at the inner corners. Now, I have really straight, regrettably thin-ish lashes so volume is what I look for, followed by lengthening and curling. This mascara promised me multi-dimensional...and multi-dimensional is what it delivered! You can (hopefully) see from the slightly fuzzy pic below (the lighting really wasn't working for me!) that my lashes are fanned out beautifully, with noticeable length, curl, volume AND definition. Did I want more volume? Yes, absolutely! But I was more than happy with the results nonetheless!

So far, there are only 2 shades available: the black and a gorgeous amethyst which I will probably never wear! Nevertheless, I wanted to show you the intensity of the shade and maybe even give you a an idea or two for Halloween? I hope so!

So there you have it, my darlings! You can grab this funky yet fabulous mascara on Wet n Wild's website HERE or in select retailers and drugstores across the US AND Canada.

For all the latest launches, don't forget to follow Wet n Wild through the social media outlets below :


Would you give this mascara a try? Tell me in the comments section below!

***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***

Hi there, my darlings! Forgive me for being MIA all of last week! The week started off as a shorter week, what with the Labor Day holiday here, but then the rest of the week went downhill pretty quickly. In one word: CRAMPS. Really bad, terrible, horrible, no-good sorta cramps. All I did last week was curl up into a ball and try to sleep. And, what inconvenient timing! Fall is right around the corner and since it's my very favorite season of the year, I have MUCH to share! Let's start the blog month off right with my mini Sephora haul, during the Insider sale! I picked up a few things from Huda Beauty that has long been on my wishlist!

HUDA BEAUTY Obsessions Eyeshadow palettes ($27 USD/$35 CAD)

What it is:
A range of compact eyeshadow palettes, expertly curated by Huda herself, offering beauty lovers a complete day-to-night eye color wardrobe.

What it does:
Each Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is packed with a selection of nine highly pigmented mattes and striking shimmers, all with a smooth and blendable texture. Available in four color themes—Warm Brown, Mauve, Smokey, and Electric Obsessions—the palettes are super compact and lightweight, making them a must-have for your handbag. The large mirror, conveniently-sized palette, and versatile shade collection allow you to create both classic and playful looks that are easy to apply on-the-go.

*Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions: The electric palette offers six bold mattes and three shimmers in bright blues, electric yellows, and neon pinks. Creating dramatic, show-stopping looks is now effortlessly achievable with just one palette. 

I've had my eye on this beauty for SUCH a long time...and let me tell you, it was totally worth the wait! Neon mattes can often be chalky with a whole lot of fall-out but I experienced none of that with this palette. The mattes apply velvety-smooth and the shimmers have such beautiful pigmentation. These are bold, intense shades and a little goes a long way, so the small size of the palette doesn't make that much of a difference. Big win for me!

 Huda Beauty Gemstone Obsessions: A collection of nine creamy, metallic and duo chrome shadows inspired by the rich reflection of gemstones. Packed with stunning shades of amethyst, ruby, emerald, and sapphire, this palette is perfect for adding a hint of sparkle to the eyelids.

This beauty was a spontaneous purchase! I love richly pigmented shimmers so immediately the sapphire and amethyst shades practically screamed my name. That being said, I was surprised by just how much I loved the lighter shades too. Especially the light purple with the hint of a duochrome effect (to the the left of the darker purple in the second row). Overall, very happy with this purchase and I now want ALL of the Obsessions palettes. Poor wallet...

HUDA BEAUTY Demi Matte Cream Lipstick in Lady Boss($20 USD/$26 CAD)

What it is:
A highly-comfortable, hydrating cream lipstick that sets to a velvety, satin finish that lasts throughout the day.

What it does:
Inspired by Huda’s love for self-expression through makeup, Demi Matte is a bold cream lipstick that showcases a full spectrum of ultra-feminine colors to complement every one of your alter-egos. Saturated in pigment, the creamy texture glides on with an intense color release from the first swipe, creating a lacquer-like sheen which highlights and enhances the natural contours of your lips.

Demi Matte Lipsticks are formulated with a hint of menthol, specially designed to deliver a temporary cooling effect and tingling sensation that leaves the lips looking fuller. The formula is also enriched with Maxi-lip™, which supports natural collagen and hydrates the lips.

Demi Matte sets to a satin finish that lasts for hours with extreme comfort, without dehydrating the lips. Faithful to her versatile use, Huda likes to blot her lips after application to mute the shine and achieve a more matte, almost stainy finish.

I've been dying to try a couple of Huda's lipsticks forever. To that end, I had bought a mini lipstick set from Sephora online while I was in India...but as luck would have it, that package went missing once shipped from one friend in the US to another. Don't ask, there was a lot of much-awaited, lusted-after-for-ages stuff in that package and my heart is still broken. Add to that the fact that when I went to find and re-purchase that same set here in Canada...it was not available! ONLY available ONLINE...IN THE US!!! UGH!

Anyways, so I decided to order one of the demi-matte lipsticks instead and I'm torn about it. On one hand, I like the shade so much, which is a smidge lighter on my lips and is closer to a dusty rose color that I have been searching for everywhere for. Perfect daytime shade. On the other hand, it's much less matte and much more creamy of a formula than I like. So there's that. Conclusion? I really need to find that mini lipstick set. Sad lol.

So there you have it, my darlings! You can pick up any of these bold lipsticks shades on Sephora's site HERE.

What do you think of my mini haul? Anything catch your eye? Tell me in the comments section below!

***Products were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.***
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