Monday, February 6, 2017


I never say "must-have" when it comes to beauty products anymore. We all have different needs, and what I consider to be a staple in my beauty regimen may not necessarily be yours. That being said, I've tried three products over the course of January that I really think most of you would love. Maybe you already do because I'm late to the game!



  • I must confess that after trying liquid lipsticks from various brands, I'm not too keen on them. They sound lovely in theory, but they dry my lips out and some colors come across as very chalky. They also set easily, so you have to be swift about application. 
  • What drew me to this specific brand was the color (Queen B). It's a gorgeous mauve, and it lies somewhere in between pink and nude which makes it wearable for everyday. It has a lilac undertone on me.
  • I like it because it dries down and feels like you are wearing nothing. It's important to have clean, moisturized lips before applying, otherwise it will settle into any lines or dry patches. But if you have a good canvas, the outcome is beautiful and looks very natural. 
  • It isn't goopy or sticky. It also doesn't crack and lasts a few hours, almost like a stain. 


  • Gina recommended this lash primer on her blog, so I decided to give it a try and can I just say, hello! My eyes look wide eyed and flirty.
  • I have short, sparse eyelashes. I've thought about getting extensions but my year-round allergies make that impossible. Plus, I don't think I could afford the upkeep. I also am pretty hopeless with false lashes. I find that no matter what brand I buy, they always end up looking far too unnatural for my liking. A great mascara and this primer have made a big difference. 
  • For reference, my favorite mascaras are CoverGirl Lash Blast, Too Faced Better than Sex, Benefit They're Real, and a new love I'll be reviewing in a separate post. 
  • I first curl my lashes, do one coat of this primer, and then follow it up by using one of the above mascaras. 
  • Yes, it's an extra step in my routine and I don't do it every single day. But on nights out and on weekends, the step is worth it.



  • I have been working with Glo Professional for about two years, and I am very loyal to their brand. Why? Because the products work! I don't think I've ever been happier with my skin, and that says something when you're in your thirties. But I'm also a skincare junkie and sometimes veer away to try other brands. 
  • Cue this super cream by It Cosmetics. I don't even know where to begin? It's thick, rich, and if I could bathe myself in a giant vat of this I most definitely would. There's a reason why it's called confidence in a cream. I use it at night, and the moisture is so effective that I can feel the results when I wake up in the morning. My skin feels soft and supple. They claim this is designed for all skin types. I have very dry skin, so for me it's perfect. For someone with oily skin, it might be too heavy but I can't really be sure since my main problem is eczema. 
  • Ask for a sample if you can. Thank me later. 

10 comments:

  1. I've been mostly trying new skincare products but I love a lash primer I have one and it makes your mascara application so much smoother.

    xo
    Pinksole

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    1. I used a lash primer years ago but then stopped. Now I am wondering why because they really help!

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  2. So glad you gave the Voluminous primer a try! It's a definite staple for me now and makes building volume so much easier.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you for mentioning the primer on your blog Gina, otherwise I never would have known about it :)

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  3. I'm curious about the lash primer...I have the Dior version - and it's good but doesn't provide the volume I want. I'm a huge fan of Smashbox's liquid lipstick - I love how it stays in place.

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    1. I haven't tried the smashbox version. Do you recommend a specific color?

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  4. I have not tried any of these products so i must be behind in times. This is what happened when I quit my beauty blog lol! I'm interested in Cobfidence in a Cream especially.
    My latest favourites are the Clarins moisturizer (second tub of this), Brazilian Bum bum cream, the Sephora Colour lip last lipsticks and Ole Henriksen products in general but especially their walnut scrub

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    1. I think you'd like confidence in a cream if you're into skincare! And I've heard great things about the bum bum cream (I can't type it without giggling). I'll have to look into your recommendations:)

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  5. That primer sounds exactly what I need! I love full lashes and sometimes mascara just doesn't cut it. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  6. Yup, that lash primer is great! In fact, I need a new tube. I notice a huge difference with using it. I've noticed it's bettter for me to apply my mascara before the primer dries but I recently read someone say they let the primer dry first.

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