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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in Golden Sands Review + Swatches!


I always love getting new makeup to play with. I mean, what makeup junkie doesn't!? So of course, I was excited when I got this new Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in Golden Sands.

I was skeptical about this palette for several reasons. 1. I already have highlighters that I love, do I really need more!? 2. I thought it was possibly just a lot of hype as are a lot of new makeup products these days thanks to social media. 3. I thought it would probably only work for younger skin, not my late 40's skin! 4. I thought that this Golden Sands palette would be too dark for my complexion.

Well, this palette proved me wrong on all of my concerns.

Let me start by saying this palette is huge and should last for a very long time. Pan sizes are listed below.

It contains 4 shades, one of which is cream based:
  • Fiji - 7.5 grams (cream shade- creamy soft gold)
  • Seychelles- 8 grams (soft gold with warm undertones)
  • Tahiti- 8 grams (sun-drenched bronze)
  • Zanzibar- 8 grams (a coral cove inspired pink with golden shimmers)

About: 3 Dimensional highlighter palette melted cream + powder. A luxury blend of light reflecting pearls, buildable glow, effortless blendability.

This Palette retails for $45USD on Huda Beauty's website. It is made in Italy and this brand is cruelty-free. 



From Huda Beauty's website:

The ultimate Insta-Glow is now in everyone’s grasp. Inspired by Huda’s hack of layering oil with powder highlight to amplify her glow, this palette is packed with 2 different textures:

– the Melted Strobe, a pearlescent creamy formula enriched with Karite Butter to create a flawless lit-from-within canvas for layering powders.

– 3 light catching pressed pearls staggered in complimentary tones to give you a sculptural, 3D radiance.


It turns out that these shades work beautifully on my light-medium skin tone and I'm currently at my palest as we are in the middle of winter here in Canada.

I have been using this palette all week now. The only shade that I haven't been using much is the cream shade (Fiji). I've been using all the other shades daily and I find that with very little effort, I end up looking like I have a beautiful bronze glowy look, which is right up my alley. All of the shades go on smoothly and blend effortlessly. The end result is a beautiful glow from within look. The products just meld into the skin, and none of the shades emphasize my texture issues. 💗

I love using the bronze shade (Tahiti) on my eyelids. My favourite shade is the pink shade (Zanzibar) which gives a very youthful and glowy look to my cheeks. I find that it gives my cheeks a bit of a lifted look, more plumped I'd say. Being in my late 40's, I really appreciate that. Which brings me to another feature that has me loving this palette, none of the shades have any glitter! 🙌 Can I get an Amen! Lastly, the highlight shade for my skin tone (Seychelles) is just beautiful! When I wear the pink shade from the palette, I don't use the highlight shade as I have enough glow for my liking, but I do use it with my other makeup products and it's gorgeous as a highlight. Of course, you can layer these shades and go to town if you like!



Swatches (top to bottom): 
  • Zanzibar (pink)
  • Tahiti (bronze)
  • Seychelles (soft gold)
  • Fiji (cream highlight)


I am thrilled with this multi-purpose palette. I just love the glow that it gives my skin. It looks like I put in a lot of work to achieve the looks that I get but it really is effortless. This palette is absolutely perfect for aging skin unlike overly shimmery highlights or ones with glitter. It brings a very youthful glow to my skin and I love it! I think it would be a good palette for many different skin tones. If you DO like glitter then this probably isn't the palette for you. If you want to look like a glowy bronze goddess, young or old, you should definitely give this a try!

Huge thank you to kaitiejalbert on IG for sending me this beauty! xo

What other Huda Beauty products do I need to try? Please let me know your recommendations in the comments and keep in mind my aging eyes and skin. 🙎ps. I do have the Mauve Obsessions eyeshadow palette (review to come).

The weekend is almost here! Hope you all have a great one!



This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. 
#hudabeauty

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

24 Hour Hydration With Palmer's® Coconut Oil Body Formulas + Giveaway X3!


If winter has got your skin looking dry and cracked like mine, Palmer's® Coconut Oil Body Formula's are just the ticket! Not only do they take care of dry, cracked skin in a pinch, but the delicious scent will have you feeling relaxed and as if you've been sent off to your own personal oasis.

These products are packed full of fabulous and natural skin-loving ingredients that provide rich hydration and glowing skin! Each product contains Coconut Oil, Monoi Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Vitamin E. All provide 24-hour moisture and hydration. Although they are made with decadent oils, there is no greasy feel at all.

Palmer's has produced these products with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients and all are free of harmful chemicals including; Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Gluten, Sulfates, and Dyes.

Palmer's wants to start the year off right by giving 3 of my readers the opportunity to experience ALL 3 of these new products!

Prize Pack Includes:
  1. Coconut Body Lotion 250ml
  2. Coconut Body Cream 125g
  3. Coconut Oil Body Oil 150ml

Palmer's Coconut Body Lotion 250ml


Key ingredients: raw coconut oil. Tahitian monoi oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion contains high levels of naturally occurring fatty acids and proteins that are essential in keeping skin radiant and healthy looking.




This lotion is thick and super hydrating without being greasy. The coconut scent is heavenly. I can't stop slathering myself with this lotion! My dry, rough skin is left super soft and hydrated.

Palmer's Coconut Body Cream 125g

Key ingredients: raw coconut oil, Tahitian monoi oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Cream is a rich formula that helps soften even the roughest skin.

This body cream is super rich and hydrating. I like to use this one over the roughest parts of my skin, including my elbows, legs, and feet (just throw some socks on after and wear them to bed and you'll wake up to soft, supple feet).



Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula products contain ethically and sustainably sourced coconut oil and Tahitian Monoi Oil, infused with Tiare flower petals. These raw, natural ingredients deliver luxuriously rich moisturization for decadently pampered skin. 


Palmer's Coconut Oil Body Oil 150ml

Key ingredients: raw coconut oil, Tahitian monoi oil, sweet almond oil. Vitamin E.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil deeply hydrates, rejuvenating and replenishing skin's moisture and radiance. It's non-greasy and wont stain clothes.

I love to use this body oil right after the shower when my skin is still damp as I find that oils absorb better that way. My skin is left soft, hydrated, and not greasy at all.

Layer all 3 of these products or use them alone. Either way, you can't lose, the hydration is insane! Plus, the scent is sure to relax you and have you dreaming of your favourite tropical destinations.

I'm in love with all 3 of these products and I hope you will be too!

For more information or to purchase these products, please visit palmers.com. These products are also available at Walmart.

3 readers will win all 3 of these products thanks to Palmer's!

Open to Canada only.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. 

Good luck, everyone!





This post is not sponsored. Products are generously provided by Palmer's. All opinions are my own.

@PalmersCanada #palmers #coconutoil
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