Sunday, October 25, 2020

Elf Primer Infused Blush in Always Cheeky Review + Swatches


Elf's Primer Infused Blushes won Allure's 2019 Best of Beauty Award, so for only $6, I had to try it for myself. I also heard a lot of hype over this blush on social media and most were singing the praises of the shade Always Cheeky, so I went with that shade to find out what all the hype is about. 


From ELF:

2019 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner!

This long-wear, matte blush is infused with lock on primer powder to ensure a full day of perfectly placed blush. This blush is easy to blend, perfectly pigmented for ease of application, and grips your cheeks like second skin.

-Available in 7 shades

-Retail $6 for 10 grams



The blush comes in a very large 10-gram pan with basic plastic packaging and does not have a mirror. The shade Always Cheeky appears to be a light peachy shade. I've heard a lot of people mention the "pink" in this shade, however, I do not see pink, personally. 

The blush kicks up a lot of powder when I dip my blush brush into it. It's best to tap the excess powder off of the brush before applying for an even application. This shade barely shows up on my light-medium skin tone unless I build up several layers, but then I lose the sheer, natural look as it will become powdery looking. Since I always wear bronzer, it's even less detectable on my skin. 

The formula is nice for aging skin as it is mostly matte, sheer, and doesn't accentuate texture or pores thanks to the built-in primer. Lasting time for me is average but then again, because it's so light on my skin tone, it's hard to even detect. 

ELF Primer Infused Blush in Always Cheeky in natural daylight

Overall, I like this blush. However, it's lacking that wow factor for me, which could be just because it's just the wrong shade for me. I need something a bit darker and something with a bit of pink or rose to it for my neutral (leaning warm), light-medium skin tone.

I would recommend this blush if you choose the right colour for your skin tone. I think that this shade, Always Cheeky, would suit someone with very fair skin. You can't beat the price at $6 for 10 grams!

ELF Cosmetics is Cruelty-Free! 🐰

 Elf Primer Infused Blush $6 for 10 grams.

Have you tried this blush? Do you love it or not so much?

Have a great week ahead! 

Amy 

#playbeautifully #elfcosmetics

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Affordable Shiseido Facial Cotton Pad Dupe | Cheaper Than the Dollar Store!

Love affordable dupes like I do? I found a fabulous and super affordable dupe for Shiseido's facial cotton pads, AND they are even cheaper than the dollar store ones! 😍

I had been using Shiseido cotton pads for applying my skincare because they are so thin that they don't absorb / hold onto a lot of product like thicker cotton pads can.

I stumbled upon cotton pads at my local Miniso (Korean) store and they looked like they might have been just like the Shiseido ones, so I picked up a pack to test them out.

•Miniso's Facial Cotton comes in a pack of 240 for $2.95 CAD.

•Shiseido Facial Cotton comes in a pack of 165 for $11.

•Both the Shiseido and the Miniso are super thin, square in shape, very soft, and neither shed any of the cotton onto your face. I think the Shiseido pads might be a bit smaller but I have run out of them so I cannot compare, either way, they are close enough in size.

Turns out that we have a fabulous and super affordable dupe here! Saving over $9 per pack with taxes! That almost covers a basic Netflix subscription 👌.

The Miniso are even cheaper than buying facial cotton at the dollar store, where they seem to be about 80 pads for $1+ these days. So I'll be stocking up and sticking with the Miniso brand! 🥰

i love that the Miniso brand comes with 3 separately sealed packages inside!

Miniso cotton facial pads are so thin that pretty much all of your product goes on your face rather than being absorbed by the cotton! Saving you not only on the cotton pads, but your valuable skincare!

I only wish I had discovered the Miniso Facial Cotton sooner! I Definitely need to check out more Korean brands for my skincare needs.  😊

Check out Miniso at Miniso.ca

Have you tried these yet!? If not, I hope you have a Miniso or other similar store near you to try these out and save yourself tons of money in the long run 💸 🤑 💲 

Have a fabulous rest of the week! 🤗

Amy
Xo's




 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

How to treat Mascne / Acne Naturally with Neem Oil

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 🐔 

Today, I wanted to share what I'm using to combat my #mascne 😷

This little bottle of stinky Neem oil is magic for pimples, skin health, and anti aging in general. I used it years ago, then stopped after running out and forgot about it. After breaking out recently from wearing masks, I recalled this oil and immediately got a new bottle and after 2 nights, it's already clearing everything up. I just add a few drops to my moisturizer or apply directly to my skin. 💧 I have tried several brands of Neem Oil and find that Theraneem is the best. It was also recommended to me by a reputable esthetician.

Neem oil is antibacterial and antifungal.  It's great for wrinkles, building collagen, treating acne, reducing scars and so much more. It can also repell mosquitoes! It has so many more uses, too many to list here. 📃 

If you want something to clear up your acne that won't wreck your skin, but will actually improve it in many ways, definitely give this a try. It's inexpensive too. The smell is hard to describe but it definitely takes getting used to!

Some of neem oils beneficial ingredients:
  • Fatty acids (EFA)
  • limonoids
  • vitamin E
  • triglycerides
  • antioxidants
  • calcium
Neem oil can treat many skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema. 

Learn more about Neem oil here:  Neem oil benefits

Purchase Theraneem Neem Oil here:  Theraneem Neem Oil

Let me know if you try it out 💖





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