Dreaming of Unicorns & Mermaids with Hard Candy

Hard Candy, Review
Dreaming of Unicorns & Mermaids with Hard Candy

Every time I head to Walmart, I always take a stroll through the makeup department. This stroll always includes a stop by Hard Candy, which has expanding their line of products and there always seem to be some surprises from them along the way. Which is exactly what happened when I found this collection of unicorn and mermaid inspired makeup just before Halloween. There was not much I could do at that point but buy everything I could and I’ve been dreaming of unicorns & mermaids ever since.

Dreaming of Unicorns & Mermaids with Hard Candy

From L-R: Starry Night – blue-green shimmer, Twinkle – coral pink shimmer, Fairy Wings – dark blackened purple shimmer

Hard Candy‘s unicorns & mermaids collection includes a bunch of pastel and fun shades in everything from eyeshadows to highlighters to lip top coats. And if you’re like me and are bored of seeing the usual colours in highlighters and lip sticks/glosses, this is the collection for you. The first bunch of products that immediately caught my eye were the Wet Ever Unicorn Lip Top Coats ($6 US / $8 CAD / Available while supplies last exclusively at Walmart).

My Glittery Thoughts:

They have lots of glitter in them and Starry Night applies a bit more sheer compared to the others, but they’re fun to wear over lipstick to create a fun glittery lip. They dry down quickly, feel really comfy and light weight so they’re great for layering. Twinkle is perfect for anyone looking for less glitter and more shimmer in their top coats.

Dreaming of Unicorns & Mermaids with Hard Candy

From L-R: Prism – white with opalescent shimmer, Aura – light purple with pink and blue shimmer, Moonbeam – light sea blue with green shimmer, Stardust – light pink with soft opalescent shimmer

The other items I picked up were the Just Glow! Illuminating Liquid ($6 US / $8 CAD / Available while supplies last exclusively at Walmart), liquid luminizers that will make your cheeks, or anywhere you want to apply a cool highlight, pop with an ethereal glow.

My Glittery thoughts:

It comes with a nice nail polish-like wand that makes for easy application and the colours are beautiful. You can apply them anywhere or mix them into your moisturizer or foundation for a glow that even unicorns would be jealous of. They’re also very buildable but I found that Moonbeam is the most pigmented from the get go, so you only need just a tiny bit of it to give your skin a pretty mermaid goddess hue. They also set really quickly, so don’t waste too much time with applying them where you want them.

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If you can still find them at your local Walmart and you love colour and like trying new things, the Unicorns & Mermaids collection is worth every penny!

What do you think of the Unicorns & Mermaids collection from Hard Candy? What’s your favourite product from the collection?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

New & Exciting Skincare Products I’m Using Right Now

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New & Exciting Skincare Products I'm Using Right Now

Fall is the time of year when I really love testing out new products. My skin starts to get a bit more needy, so I especially love trying out new skincare products. Here are a bunch of new and exciting skincare products that I’m using right now.

New & Exciting Skincare Products I'm Using Right Now

PIXI Beauty has introduced me to double cleansing with their Double Cleanse ($24 / 2 x 50 ml / Available at Shoppers Drug Mart & PixiBeauty.com). A unique 2-in-1 cleanser created by Caroline Hirons where one side is a solid cleansing oil and the other is a luxurious cleansing cream. The solid cleansing oil contains contains vitamin e, camellia oil and evening primrose oil, and the cleansing cream contains vitamin c, peptide complex, and arginine.

New & Exciting Skincare Products I'm Using Right Now

My Glittery Thoughts:

If you want your skin to feel luxriously clean, you need to try double cleansing! When you’ve put on a full glam makeup look, cleansing once usually doesn’t cut it anyways. You can be sure you’ve got every bit of makeup off after you’ve first cleansed with the solid cleanser, which really helps take off mascara and other long wearing makeup, and then follow it up with the cleansing cream which soothes and makes your skin look bright and healthy.

New & Exciting Skincare Products I'm Using Right Now

And when long nights and lots of makeup and products have taken their toll on your skin, try a skin detox with nia’s (not into aging) Sunday Detox ($39 / 121 ml / Available at Shoppers Drug Mart). It’s a double detox containing rich clay mousse that draws out dirt and debris from pores to reduce the appearance of blackheads and then it dries to a peel-off mask that lifts away dead skin cells to give you smooth, radiant skin. It’s formulated with NIA-114™, a patented molecule that fortifies and protects skin against the impact of lifestyle stressors, and also contains white kaolin clay, bamboo charcoal powder, mango and brazilian caja extract, lentil seed extract, and chaulmoogra, black Cumin & manuka oils.

My Glittery Thoughts:

I love, love, love trying new and different masks and this one is a lot of fun to use. A little tricky at first to use so you need to make sure you apply a generous amount to your skin so it thickens up. Then all it takes is 10-15 minutes for it to dry and then it peels off really easily and makes your pores look amazing! If you have any issues with blackheads or need something to give your pores a good cleaning, this mask will work wonders on you!

New & Exciting Skincare Products I'm Using Right Now

The Olay Age Defying Advanced Hydrating Gel Moisturizer ($18.99 / 50 ml / Available at Mass Retailers) is a new gel moisturizer that provides 24 hours of sheer and breathable hydration for normal skin types. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and b3 vitamins to give you an energized, refreshed and hydrated appearance that lasts for 24 hours.

New & Exciting Skincare Products I'm Using Right Now

My Glittery Thoughts:

If you’ve got normal skin that leans a little more on the oily side, you will really like this moisturizer. It’s very lightweight, refreshing and gives your skin nice, light moisture. For me, I need a little bit more hydration right now but I think this moisturizer would work well for me in the summer.

New & Exciting Skincare Products I'm Using Right Now

Treat your eyes this season with the Korres Greek Yoghurt Under Eye Priming Moisturizer ($42 / 15 ml / Available at Shoppers Drug Mart). It’s an instantly cooling eye cream that moisturizes, nourishes and primes the eyes before makeup application. It calms and soothes allergy prone eyes while strengthening the area’s delicate skin with greek yoghurt concentrate that’s rich in protein and probiotics. The moisturizer improves microcirculation, reducing fat deposits to minimize puffiness and dark circles thanks to rhodiola rosea root extract and also contains sugar beet that increases and protects hydration while controlling excess fluid build up to prevent puffiness.

My Glittery Thoughts:

When I learned about this eye moisturizer, I was told it was a popular product on Ru Paul’s Drag Race, which instantly had me very eager to try it out for myself. It is for sure my new favourite eye cream to use. It really soothes, hydrates and conditions the eyes and the cream sinks into your skin perfectly so that you can apply your concealer smoothly and easily.

New & Exciting Skincare Products I'm Using Right Now

Last but not least is the bliss mask a-‘peel’ complexion clearing rubberizing mask ($38 / for 3 treatments / Available at blissworld.com), a peel off mask that leaves your skin instantly clearer, cleaner and shine-free. The mask hugs every contour to ensure all of the ingredients are optimally deposited to even out skin tone and texture. To activate the mask, you need to add cool water up to the line marked on the container and mix thoroughly until the texture is smooth, then apply.

My Glittery Thoughts:

I was introduced to this cool mask last year and finally got to try it recently. It’s a bit finicky at first when you mix it so you need to really make sure that it’s mixed well before you apply it or else it can get a bit clumpy. You also need to apply it evenly to your skin so you get the rubberized effect all over. Once it’s on, it feels so refreshing and the thick consistency of it is cool to peel off after its been on for 20 minutes and has fully rubberized. Even thought the complexion clearing aspect of it is not something I find is an issue with my skin, it still brightens up my skin and feels soothing when you take it off and helps treat any little blemishes.

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What do you think of these new and exciting skincare products? Have you tried any of them before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Testing YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty!

Pixi, Review
Today we're talking all about the YouTube influencer collabs that PIXI Beauty has come out with. They're not new but definitely new to me, so if you haven't bought or looked into them, this is the perfect post for you! The first Youtuber collaboration is with itsjudytime and the Get The Look ItsEyeTime eyeshadow palette ($24 / Available at PixiBeauty.com & Shoppers Drug Mart). It contains 12 super silky shadows that are easy to blend out and wear that will give you a variety of looks that will go from day to night. My Glittery Thoughts: If you're looking for a pretty neutral eye palette, this one is it! The feel of the shadows is what I've come to know and love about PIXI products because their eyeshadows are always so creamy, smooth and very blendable. The next YouTuber collaboration is with Aspynovard and the Glow-y Powder in Rome Rose ($16 / Available at PixiBeauty.com & Shoppers Drug Mart) is one of three powders released in this collection. It's a highlighter with a velvety soft texture that gives your skin a luminous glow. The powder contains natural mineral powder which hydrates and reflects light to brighten up your complexion. My Glittery Thoughts: The last collaboration I got my hands on is with MaryamMaquillage. The Strobe & Bronze ($20 / Available at PixiBeauty.com & Shoppers Drug Mart) face palette gives your skin a soft, natural glow and sheer sunkissed warmth that adds subtle dimension to your features. The highlighters give you a glowy finish while the bronzers add natural definition. My Glittery Thoughts: What do you think of the YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty?!

Today we’re talking all about the YouTube influencer collabs that PIXI Beauty has come out with. They’re not new but definitely new to me, so if you haven’t bought or looked into them, this is the perfect post for you!

Testing YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty!

The first Youtuber collaboration is with itsjudytime and the Get The Look ItsEyeTime eyeshadow palette ($24 / Available at PixiBeauty.com & Shoppers Drug Mart). It contains 12 super silky shadows that are easy to blend out and wear that will give you a variety of looks that will go from day to night.Testing YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty!

Top Row from L-R: Snowflake – light shimmery beige, Bubbly – light shimmery beige gold, itsmommyslife – light satin camel brown
Second Row from L-R: Good Morning – light-medium matte golden brown, Brick – medium satin reddish brown, Honey Bear – medium matte reddish golden brown
Third Row from L-R: Tu Tu – dark matte reddish brown, Getaway – dark shimmery reddish bronze, Ping – dark shimmery bronze brown

Testing YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty!

Bottom Row from L-R: Dark Chocolate – dark matte chocolate brown, Aww Snap – dark matte golden brown, Night Night – dark matte grey-black w/ silver sparkle

My Glittery Thoughts:

If you’re looking for a pretty neutral eye palette, this one is it! The feel of the shadows is what I’ve come to know and love about PIXI products because their eyeshadows are always so creamy, smooth and very blendable. I really like the mix of mattes and shimmers which is essential for being able to create different eye looks. I use this palette before I go to work and if I have something planned after work is done, I can add the darker shades to amp it up.

Testing YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty!

The next YouTuber collaboration is with Aspynovard and the Glow-y Powder in Rome Rose ($16 / Available at PixiBeauty.com & Shoppers Drug Mart) is one of three powders released in this collection. It’s a highlighter with a velvety soft texture that gives your skin a luminous glow. The powder contains natural mineral powder which hydrates and reflects light to brighten up your complexion.Testing YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty!

Glow-y Powder in Rome Rose – peachy pink

My Glittery Thoughts:

This is a stunning blush shade that would compliment most skin tones. It blends onto your skin so smoothly and brightens up your face beautifully. Everyone needs a peachy pink blush like this in their collection.

Testing YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty!

The last collaboration I got my hands on is with MaryamMaquillage. The Strobe & Bronze ($20 / Available at PixiBeauty.com & Shoppers Drug Mart) face palette gives your skin a soft, natural glow and sheer sunkissed warmth that adds subtle dimension to your features. The highlighters give you a glowy finish while the bronzers add natural definition.

Testing YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty!

Top Row from L-R: Highline – light champagne gold, Empress – light icy pink, Lex – light gold
Bottom Row from L-R: City Kitty – matte medium golden brown, Statuesque – matte medium cool brown, 917 – medium shimmery golden bronze

My Glittery Thoughts:

This palette has basically everything you need to bronze or contour and highlight. The powders are beautifully pigmented and you can easily build up the shades so someone like me with fair skin can wear the bronzers. The highlighters are my absolute favourite because PIXI knows how to make your skin glow and these powders don’t let me down. I wear this when I went to boost my complexion and “pretend” that summer is still here. PIXI has really knocked it out of the park with these YouTuber collaborations and if you haven’t tried any of these products out, I would highly recommend you do!

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What do you think of the YouTube Influencer Collab Products from PIXI Beauty? Which one is your favourite?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.