Sunday, December 27, 2020

$6 Dupe for Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful-Look Longwear Foundation!

Sometimes I wonder if I'm missing out as I mostly use very inexpensive makeup products. So I wonder, would I look better if I used high-end products instead?! πŸ€” Then I find some fabulous, inexpensive dupes to some high end products and realize that I don't have to spend a lot to get the look for less!

I stumbled upon Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful Look Longwear Foundation at my local Marshall's and it was on clearance for only $7 (Retail approx. $60 for 32ml). The shade I found "light R250" looked like the perfect shade for my skintone, so of course I couldn't leave it at the store!

Note: It was not expired when I purchased it back around March

Marc Jacobs Shameless foundation IS perfect for my dehydrated and aging skin, and the shade "light R250" was a pretty darn good match for my light- medium skintone with neutral undertones. It's available in 29 shade options at this time.

It blends so easily into my skin and is not cakey at all. It's actually quite hydrating and has light-medium coverage with a skin-like finish. This is right up my alley in terms of a base for my face. I've never liked heavy or full coverage foundations. This one has just enough coverage and makes my skin look so healthy by adding a bit of colour, hydration, and dew! 

Months later, I stumbled across Elf Cosmetics BB Cream for only $6 (28.5ml), (which I've also spotted at Marshall's). It too sounded like the type of face product that I like to wear on the daily. It claims to minimize fine lines and also contains hydrating ingredients like vitamin E, jojoba, aloe, and cucumber. I purchased the colour Buff, which is a tad darker than my skintone but it blends into my skin no problem and doesn't appear too dark once blended. 

As soon as I applied Elf's BB Cream, it immediately reminded me of the Marc Jacobs one I had been using. So, I decided to test them out by applying each one to half of my face and wore them for an entire day just to see how alike they really are. 

I am happy to report that the texture, formula, and finish are the same for both products! Although, ELF's BB Cream might have a tad bit more coverage. They are both super hydrating and give my skin the same look. And, despite the colour difference in the swatches, once I blend them into my skin, I don't see any difference. Hence why I was able to wear both at the same time with each one on one side of my face.

Elf's BB Cream has SPF 20 and has only 3.5ml less product than Marc Jacobs. While Marc Jacobs has SPF 25. Marc Jacobs BB cream also has "Flashback-free innovation." I didn't see any flashback claims with Elf's.

Other than those minor differences, these products perform the same for me. Both are super easy to blend with light-medium coverage. Both are very hydrating leaving the skin with a youthful look. 

At the time of this writing,  Marc Jacobs comes in 29 shade options, while ELF'S comes in only 7, which may make ELF'S a deal breaker if you can't find your shade.

Left: ELF in Buff / Right: Marc Jacobs R250

Despite the shade difference in the swatches, they look the same on my skin once blended. 

These are a definite dupe, in my opinion, and I find no reason to spend more. In this case, I don't have to spend a lot of money to get the look of a high end product for much less! Don't get me wrong, there are still times where I prefer something high end, like Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk blush... nothing has compared to that one yet!

Note: You may want to spend more if the flashback technology with Marc Jacob's product is important to your for a special occasion.

You can't go wrong with either one of these as they are both fabulous products, especially for dry or dehydrated, or aging skin!

*Purchase ELF BB Cream here: Elf BB Cream 

*Purchase Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation hereMarc Jacobs Foundation

PS. Both brands are cruelty-free 🐰 
Elf is also Vegan!


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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! #bye2020

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone Happy Holidays, a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year ✝️ ☃️πŸ’

What a crazy year 2020 has been! I'm hoping and praying that 2021 will bring health, happiness, and prosperity to each and every one of you. I pray for healing that the world so desperately needs, and that this earth becomes a place where we all feel safe and at peace once again πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ 

See you all next year! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas | Christmas Gifts for Him + Her

Shopping for stocking stuffers has always been my favourite thing to shop for at Christmas timeπŸŽ„ πŸŽ…

I have some great stocking stuffer ideas for everyone here (KITTY NOT INCLUDED 😁)

Some products are new to the market and some are tried and true originals like Provoke's Touch of Silver shampoo and conditioner which I raved about in my last post... still raving!

7th Heaven's NEW Bamboo Sheet Masks- $4.50 each

You can't go wrong with a great quality sheet mask for the beauty lover in your life!

7th Heaven's new 24 Hour Hydration BAMBOO Sheet Masks are made with all natural ingredients whenever possible, staying away from harmful chemicals and additives. All products are vegetarian, never tested on animals or use suppliers who have, and are as green and eco-friendly as possible. There are several variations available.

Available at select IDA Guardian, PharmaChoice and online at ShopHali, coming soon to more Retailer stores.

Provoke's Touch of Silver strengthening shampoo and conditioner- $12 each

I raved about these in my last post *linked here! This power duo not only tones blonde, white, or grey hair, it also strengthens the hair at the same time. I am completely converted to these products when it comes to my purple shampoo and conditioner. The perfect gift for the blonde, white, or grey haired beauty in your life!

PRO:VOKE ILLUMINEX line is Sulphate Free + Silicone Free + Vegan!

Watch for them at Rexall,  Pharma Plus, London Drugs Pharma save, Save on Foods and

Invisi Bobble Original Traceless Hair Rings New Slim Rings - $8 each

These traceless hair rings are a fan favourite for a reason- they grip the hair well and hold your style in place yet they are gentle on the hair and don't yank your hair out! I love how discreet these are in my hair, too!

Available in multiple shades so you can choose something to match your outfit or blend in with your hair colour. Shown above in "Bronze Me Pretty."

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Familiprix, London Drugs and select Pharmasave.

Mika's Foam Soap Spray - $5.50 each

Make bath time fun again with these bouncy foam soap sprays. Kids will love these foam soap sprays at bath time. The bouncy foam soap sprays make fun shapes or sculptures with its pliable foam.

Mika Soap Sprays have a mild and gentle formulation. Available in a variety of incredible fruity fragrances and suitable to use in the bathtub, shower or anywhere! The soap spray is proudly made is Canada and is free from sulphates, parabens and phthalates - has a gentle formula that is safe for all ages.

Available at London and

UNIC Hair Perfume, Alcohol Free with Silk Proteins - $9 each

Know someone who doesn't like to wash their hair too often? This is the perfect way to refresh the hair in between washes!

Simply press on the pump to deliver a cloud of micro droplets that will cover your hair. UNIC hair perfumes contain silk protein extracts for shiny and soft hair that won't dry out hair. There's a scientific reason UNIC perfume is so effective. A fine, scented hair mist offers protection from bad odors and benefits your locks, with frizz maintaining qualities and shine-inducing treatments.

Available in 4 fabulous scents!

Available at, coming to Retailer stores soon!

FOAMIE Vegan Shower Sponge with Integrated Cleanser - $18.25 each

Now let's make bath and shower time fun again for the grownups! Foamie shower sponge can be used in both the bath and the shower. Suds up and get glowing skin at the same time with Foamie! It exfoliates the skin while cleansing with the built in vegan soap! A great product for home use as well as whilst travelling. Shown here in "Aloe You Very Much," a clean and fresh scent. Also available in The Berry Best, and Shake Your Coconuts. πŸ˜„

Foamie developed plastic-reduced solutions for conscious cleansing. The 100% plastic-free and vegan products are not only environmentally friendly, but of course also cruelty free, dermatologically tested and made in Europe. Free from mineral oils, PEG, soap, parabens, silicones and lilies, they massage, clean and care for every hair type. Based in Germany.

Available at ShopHali, coming soon to more Retailer stores.

Bubble T Bath Melting Oil Pearls - $12 each

Inspired by the bubble tea phenomenon and the benefits of using tea-based properties in bath and beauty, Bubble T offers a range of innovative products. Paraben, SLS and cruelty-free, Bubble T’s entire bath & body range contains a range of tea-infused ingredients and essential oils for an uplifting and refreshing experience like no other!

Available in 3 scents.

Available at Jean Coutu and coming soon to London Drugs, select Pharmasave, Familiprix, IDA Guardian stores, and  

INKredible Tattoo Care After Care Cream - $14.50 each

For the tattoo lover in your life. INKredible has 2 products for tattoo care: After Care Cream shown above, and Tattoo Glow Salve. I don't have a tattoo YET, but I am planning on getting one.. already have the design and placement all planned out, just have to go for it and I'm sure I'll be glad that I have this After Care Cream on hand!

After Care Cream (shown above) - This cream promotes a quick healing process and helps to keep newly tattooed skin soft and moist. Contains 60% fat percentage, lanolin, almond oil, dexpanthenol.

Glow Salve - This cream helps keep your tattoo shiny and bright. For use on new, but mainly old tattoos INKredible Glow Salve works to maintain tattoo colour vibrancy and leaves skin supple and fresh. It extends the lifetime of a tattoo and contains antiseptic properties and beeswax for ultimate moisturizing.

Specifically formulated by Professional Tattoo Artists. They are paraben free, fragrance free and dermatologically tested.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Uniprix & Rexall, and

I hope these gift ideas help you out with any last minute shopping you have to do! 

Happy shopping and happy holidays, everyone! 🎁


PR samples provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

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