Hi there, my darlings! My goodness! Wait til you get a peek at this month's BoxyCharm! When it comes to starting the New Year off with a bang...and yes, a SLAY, they really went all out! I'm just going to cut to the chase and get right to it--this is a pretty epic box so if you haven't picked it up yet, whether you're in the US or Canada, I think you may want to get on that right away! Take a peek!


TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mask ($24.00 USD; 2 pack)

A silky soft, skin-fitting sheet mask that deeply delivers a healthy drink of ultra-hydrating botanical oils and extracts for a dewy glow in just one use.

  • Imparts an instant glow: a blend of lightweight rice germ oil, derived from the most nutrient-rich portion of rice packed with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and a high concentration of botanical oils and extracts, nourishes skin from within, leaving it velvety smooth, dewy and luminous.
  • Drenches skin with hydration: delicate ultra-fine microfiber sheet, 100 times thinner than a strand of hair, delivers 20 ml of serum into skin for maximum absorption and benefits.
  • Feeds skin with Japanese anti-aging superfoods: a fermentation of green tea, rice and algae—ingredients at the heart of the Japanese diet and time-tested skincare rituals—restores skin health and youthful radiance.


    I swear, I really think my Boxycharm is a little bit psychic! I was just thinking how I had left all my sheet masks in India when I moved to Toronto and really needed to pick up a few more. The stress of the last few months, couple with the all-too-new bitterness of Toronto's winter, means that my skin is suffering terribly and could use a little pick-me-up. I'm definitely using one of these this weekend!




    BRIGEO Roscaro Milk Leave In Conditioner ($20.00 USD for 5 oz; travel size included in box)

    Which hair type is it good for?
    • ✔ Straight 
    • ✔ Wavy 
    • ✔ Curly 
    • ✔ Coiled 
    • ✔ Tightly Coiled 
    What it is:
    An ultra-light, leave-in conditioning spray that brings hydration and moisture to locks without weighing them down.

    Key benefits:
    - Adds softness and shine
    - Diminishes frizz
    - Shields from heat and UV rays

    If you want to know more…
    This multiaction Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray hydrates, reduces flyaways, enhances manageability, strengthens, protects against heat and UV rays, and nourishes tresses. Fortified with a unique blend of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils, this milky and 96 percent naturally-derived complex effectively restores moisture levels and softness. Perfect for wet or dry hair, its non-greasy formula is designed to seal the cuticle, restore luster, add shine, and leave no product buildup. Hair is left feeling increasingly soft, sleek, strong, and beautiful.



      I'm always happy when these little Brigeo sprays show up in my life. I'm notoriously bad at conditioning my hair, since it tends to get greasy so fast, with regular, in-shower conditioners. So, these little sprays, which I can apply directly to my tips, are a lifesaver! 




      BITE BEAUTY Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Gingerbread ($26.00 USD)

      Inspired by amuse-bouche—small, perfectly crafted bites that showcase a chef’s artistry when it comes to flavor, texture and presentation—this lipstick serves bold, creamy color and an unforgettable sensorial experience in a single swipe.



        I was so excited when I saw this in my box, SO EXCITED! I have tried a couple of Amuse Bouche samples in the past and loved them. Give me lipstick any day and I'm thrilled. But...the shade is really not one I would normally reach for. That being said, with such a luxurious feel and texture, maybe it's tie I stepped out of my comfort zone, right?




        STARLOOKS Ultra-Gem Longwear Eye Pencil in Aurora ($19.00 USD)

        Luxurious pigmentation that lasts all day and provides the most glam looks you can possibly accomplish!


          At first, I was disappointed that this wasn't a black because, let's be real, that's what I wear the most and I need a new black liner for my waterline! But, when I swatched this, I had to admit it's a super pretty shade and I intend to give it a whirl...along WITH my black eyeliner!




          Here are the shades above, swatched!




          TARTE Rainforest of the Sea, Volume III ($36.00 USD)

          WHAT IT IS: Vegan, crease-free eyeshadow palette with the best-selling creamy powder formula in 8 lid-lifting, highlighting shades – no primer needed.

          • Escape (nude pink luster)
          • Tiki (matte beige)
          • Heat wave (pink luster)
          • Malibu (plum bronze)
          • Rays (peachy copper)
          • Compass (champagne)
          • Jewel (copper)
          • Treasure (pearlescent)
          WHAT IT DOES:
          • Longwearing neutral shades include a matte nude transition to pair with microshimmers to make eyes appear brighter & more awake
          • Oxygenated light-reflecting spheres highlight lids for your smoothest, most even application
          • Plush texture is part cream, part powder—all you need is the warmth of your fingers to apply
          • Antioxidant-charged marine plant extracts help hydrate & protect lidS.


          A Tarte palette?? Oh Boxycharm, you spoil me! This, right here, made the box worth it all by itself. Now, for a girl who doesn't really like neutrals, I absolutely love this palette! Why? One word: shimmers! And a fabulous range of neutrals at that. I can see myself using this not only for the conventional eyeshadow looks but a couple of these I want to try as highlighters. I mean, just look at these!




          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:

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          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! On of my New Year's resolutions is to be better to my skin in my quest for clearer, healthier, glowing skin. So, I've decided to cut way back on carbs (including sugar, sigh), processed foods and soda...all things I love but which don't really love me back. It's an uphill climb, let me tell you, and my skin is breaking out in all sorts of ways while I detox. Sigh. But, I have a little help from Pixi Beauty. You already know how obsessed I am with their Glow Tonic but I really feel that this is a brand that is very committed to a healthy glow, both by pampering it as well as enhancing it cosmetically. So, naturally, I'm thrilled to discover the new additions to Pixi's lineup--the gorgeous PixiGlow Cakes! Take a peek to see how they'll be helping me fake it til I make it!



          PIXIGLOW CAKES ($28.00 USD/$38.00 CAD)

          This light-diffusing palette helps to achieve a naturally healthy, radiant complexion with flushed apples of the cheeks, subtle contouring and glowing highlights. The shades in the gradient make it easy to create a sheer wash of luminous colour that enhances your PixiGlow!

          Available in two shades: GildedBare Glow and PinkChampagne Glow




          Let's just skip to the good stuff: love at first swipe! Most of you already know that I am an absolute sucker for shimmers and these are the most beautiful, light-as-air shimmers. I layered the shades on for the swatches below but these are beautifully subtle, blendable shades that work so well with my darker skin tone. I love the texture and the delicate shimmer in these and GildedBare Glow is perfect for me! Surprisingly, though, I think I could make PinkChampagne Glow work too--that's just how customizable and easily blendable these shades are! You can swirl and mix and blend to create th perfect blush, highlight or subtle contour for your unique skin tone. Love, love, LOVE!




          Quick shoutout to Pixi for sending along this selfie light too! I was thinking of getting a new one and this great for those closeup shots--see pic above!





          So there you have it, my darlings! You can pick up both of these gorgeous little palettes on Pixi Beauty's site HERE. Shipping, as always, is free over $25 within the US!


          For all of us Canadians, Pixi is available exclusively through Shoppers Drug Mart, both in-store and online HERE.


          Not in the US or Canada? Pixi Beauty ships globally through their UK site HERE. Free shipping over £35 is a great bonus!


          Don't forget to follow Pixi Beauty through the social media outlets below for all the latest about their products:

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          What are some of your New Year's resolutions? Do you like these glowy palettes? 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! Happy New Year! Are you ready to get started with a brand-new, shiny year? Because I know I am! 2018 was a rough year and I can't say I'm sad to see the end of it! Here's to a much better year in 2019...for us all! What better way to start the new year off on the blog than with a few new goodies from Revlon. Take a look at what's new from the brand and what's become a favorite for me already!


          PHOTOREADY CANDID NATURAL FINISH ANTI-POLLUTION FOUNDATION ($10.99 USD/$14.56 CAD)

          Skin Enhancing Foundation With A Flawless, Natural Finish.

          • With: anti-pollution, antioxidant, anti-blue light ingredients
          • Without: oils, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes or fragrances

          Creamy smooth texture that goes on like a moisturizer.
          Blends invisibly to even out skin tone.
          Medium buildable coverage with a weightless feel.
          31 skin tone matching shades.


          AND

          PHOTOREADY CANDID ANTIOXIDANT CONCEALER ($9.99 USD/$13.23 CAD)

          Ultra blendable, ultra buildable, and infused with caffeine for a built in pick-me-up.


          • With: anti-pollution, antioxidant, anti-blue light ingredients
          • Without: oils, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes or fragrances

          Hides imperfections and under-eye circles with a seamless natural finish 18 medium buildable, skin tone matching shades.
          The foundation is pictured below to th left in the shade Almond, which, as you can see, is definitely not my match--way too much of an orange undertone to it to work for me. It's a shame,really, because I love the feel of this foundation and I have already fallen in love with one of Revlon's foundations in the last year. Guess I'll just have to go pick up my match, right?

          Coming to the concealer, the shade Chestnut is pictured on the right and praise the stars! I'm in love! I've been looking for a good concealer that works with my complexion for what seems like forever and finally, FINALLY I find one that I love! Coverage is on point with this baby and I have some pretty serious dark circles. It even hides just about all my dark spots and acne scars. Total win!




          KISS CUSHION LIP TINT  ($9.99 USD/$13.23 CAD)

          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.

          AND


          ULTRA HD MATTE LIP MOUSSE ($9.99 USD/$13.23 CAD)

          Creamy lip mousse with intense color and hyper matte finish that lasts up to 8 hours.

          Available in 14 kissable shades.


          Now, I've already had the pleasure of trying one of the Kiss Cushion Tints and while I like the pigmentation and the color pay-off, glosses are not my favorite. That being said, these are totally shades I would wear and I would likely reach for both the berry-wine and chocolate-brown shades (Wine Trip and Chocolate Pop) in these colder (read:frigid) months.

          As for the Lip Mousses, huge thumbs up from me! I love the formula, which goes on much like their namesake, very creamy and pretty much like a mousse. But they dry to the perfect matte finish and the color pay-off is just gorgeous! I'm sending the bright red (Red Hot) to the mother ship while I'm going to play with the dusty mauve (Death Valley)



          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 :

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          What do you think of these new products? Anything you have to pick up? Tell me in the comments section below!










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