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ColourPop Pink & Nectar Eyeshadow Palettes

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My love for ColourPop has been real for a couple years now but it wasn’t until about 6 months ago that it turned into an obsession. I can’t get over the quality of their eyeshadows and lipsticks, the wide variety of shades and the decent prices, so I pretty much stalk their website to find out what they’re launching next. My last ColourPop purchase was for the Pink & Nectar eyeshadow palettes they released as part of their monochromatic spring 2017 collections.

ColourPop Pink & Nectar Eyeshadow Palettes Review

I have been loving their Super Shock Shadows and Pigments for a long time, but since they launched their Pressed Powder Eyeshadow’s early this year, I knew they would probably be just as awesome as their other eyeshadows. Immediately after seeing the Nectar palette, Blow Me Away, and the Pink palette, Belle of the Ball, I knew I wanted them. The eyeshadows in each palette can be bought individually if you don’t care to buy the whole palette which is a nice option. Even though the palette cases aren’t that big, you can pop out each eyeshadow and put them in something bigger and more sleek because they’re all magnetized.

ColourPop Pink & Nectar Eyeshadow Palettes Review

Top Row from L-R: Take a Break & Issues
Bottom Row from L-R: Centerfold & Slim Fit

The Nectar collection was the first to come out, followed by Pink and Sand. Blow Me Away ($18) contains 3 mattes and 1 shimmery shadow, like the other monochromatic palettes. Take a Break is a light shimmery golden peach, Issues is a matte light pastel peach, Centerfold is a matte bright coral, and Slim Fit is a matte bright red coral.

ColourPop Pink & Nectar Eyeshadow Palettes Review

Top Row from L-R: Secrets & Soft Core
Bottom Row from L-R: Fair Play & On the Fence

The Pink collection followed with the Belle of the Ball ($18) eyeshadow palette. It features Secrets, a matte light petal pink, Soft Core, a matte light-medium warm rosy pink, Fair Play, a matte hot pink, and On the Fence, a frosty light pink.

These eyeshadow palettes are both so pigmented and so easy to blend. Fair Play (the hot pink) and the two coral shades on the right of the Nectar palette are my absolute favourites. Centerfold, especially, really surprised me because it’s a lot brighter than it looks in the pan. The mattes are smooth and not chalky and the shimmers add a nice sparkle to any makeup look. If you haven’t tried any of their pressed powders, these palettes are definitely the way to go. If you’re a pink or coral fan, you’ll save a couple bucks by buying either of the palettes instead of the individual eyeshadows, plus they have some nice sets where you can get each palette with the 3 complimenting lipsticks that are part of each set. The shipping rates are not too bad either, which is another reason why I buy stuff so frequently from them. Their stuff is only getting better and they have tons of deals in their sales section so, if you haven’t already, you need to check them out and get obsessed with me! 😉

What do you think of the ColourPop Pink & Nectar Eyeshadow Palettes? Have you bought anything from ColourPop recently?! Share your thoughts below!

 

L’Oreal Paris Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Review & Giveaway

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L'Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Review & Giveaway!

A few years ago, I talked about one of my favourite trends that was starting to spring up everywhere. The pastel hair trend started gaining popularity a few years ago, but it wasn’t until the past year that dying your hair all of the colours of the rainbow became a normal and very common thing to see everywhere. I got in on it by buying a bunch of wigs in shades of pink, purples and greens to wear but it was this year when I decided to take the plunge and try it out on my own hair with a little help from L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour!

L'Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Review & Giveaway!

What about L’Oreal’s Colorista made me decide to take the plunge you ask? Well, Colorista is a one-step semi-permanent hair colour that comes in 11 shades that let you have all the fun with colouring your hair without the commitment you’d get with a permanent hair colour. It’s a vegan, no ammonia or peroxide formula that offers vivid pre-formed dyes and an easy glide on creme base that spreads evenly through your hair. It contains ceramides in the formula which help to condition your hair for brilliant and shiny results and the colour washes out in just 1 to 2 weeks!

Price: $16.99 / 118 ml / Available now on Amazon.ca & at Mass Market & Drugstore Retailers

Blondes who have highlighted, natural or bleached hair can go for one of their 7 playful shades which include: #Peach100, #Pink100, #SoftPink300, #Purple400, #Indigo500, #Blue600, and #Aqua700. Brunettes that range from light to dark can choose from 4 vivid and daring shades: #Teal10, #Burgundy20, #Red30, and #Tangerine40. There are also a bunch of add-ons that Colorista offers to help you change up your colour like their Clear Mixer Pastelizer ($16.99), which will help you create your own unique shade of pastel with any of their hair colours, and there’s the Remover & Fader ($16.99) that will remove any of the semi-permanent colours and make your hair ready for a new colour with just one use, if you don’t want to wait 1 to 2 weeks to try out a new shade. And of course, there’s the Colorista Bleach ($16.99) to help lighten and create a blank canvas for any of the Colorista semi-permanent colours.

L'Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Review & Giveaway!

Before Dying & After Applying Colorista #Pink200

My Glittery Thoughts:

I’m a pink girl (obvs), so the first colour I wanted to try out was pink, so I went with the #Pink200 shade which is the brightest of the two pink shades they have available. What I immediately noticed upon opening the box is that the tube is huge and comes with a ton of gloves, so you’re not just paying $16.99 for a one shot deal but for quite a few colourings. It also comes with a brush with a pointed end to help you make neat sections but you will have to supply your own mixing bowl so you don’t make a colourful mess in your bathroom or wherever you choose to do it. I chose to dye my hair without it because I wanted to create highlights/ombre effect to my hair and the gloves on their own would give me more control over where the colour would go.

As instructed by the pamphlet that comes with it, I washed my hair first and then towel dried it before applying the colour and then I went to town. Out of the tube, the pink didn’t look as vibrant as I expected it to be but I was still hopeful for a colourful result. I left on the dye for 30 minutes to ensure that, on my dark blonde hair, the colour would turn out as vibrant as possible. One thing I want to mention is that the shades meant for blonde hair all recommend to bleach your hair first before applying and I chose not to because I know I would deal with a ton of damage and break off, but if your hair can handle it then you should bleach it first in order to see the most vibrant colour. So anyways, after the 30 minutes was up I washed the colour out of my hair and put on a conditioner (even though it doesn’t specify to use one) and rinsed everything out while noticing that there wasn’t a massive pink explosion of colour going down the drain in my bath tub. I dried my hair and left it colour and finally observed the final results.

Even though the girl on the box’s hair is similar in colour to mine, she most likely bleached her ends to get the vibrant shade of pink she has, whereas the pink I got was a bit more subtle. Since the tube has quite a bit left in it, I’m going to play with the colour a bit more and maybe apply it to my hair when it’s dry and see how that goes. I really like that regardless of the colour I get, it washes out within a couple weeks so if it doesn’t go so well, I can live with it because it’s only temporary and my hair feels pretty good after dying it anyways unlike other semi-permanent colours I’ve tried. I also have #Peach100 to try out, which I’m sure will also offer a subtle effect to my hair, so I’m thinking about applying that all over after I’m done with the pink. Since trying out the pink, I’ve become quite curious to find out whether shades like #Purple400 or #Indigo500 will produce much vibrant results on my hair or even the ones meant for brunettes. As I said, regardless of how any of the colours come out, I enjoy being able to play around with colour and that’s what I like the most about the Colorista hair colours.

And now that you’ve finally gotten through my lengthy review, now it’s time to get on with the giveaway! Who would like to have some fun with their hair colour? Up for grabs is a box of the L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour of your choice! The giveaway is open to anyone over the age of 18 in Canada and will end end in a month’s time, so be sure to enter below and good luck!

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What do you think of L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Colour? Have you ever tried to dye your hair a fun colour before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Core 2017 Products from Quo Cosmetics!

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New Core 2017 Products from Quo Cosmetics!

Quo Cosmetics has been continuously upping their game with their seasonal launches and now they’ve recently also come out with some new core 2017 products!

New Core 2017 Products from Quo Cosmetics!This year, Quo has launched 6 new product lines that range from face primer to a new line of liquid lipsticks. Here are some of those products that you will be seeing in Shoppers Drug Mart now! Let’s start with the primer. Nourish & Prime Hydrating Primer ($24 / 28 ml) instantly hydrates your skin. It applies easily and absorbs quickly into your skin and can be worn under makeup or on its own for a boost of hydration. And to set your makeup, there is the new Makeup Setting Spray ($19 / 50 ml). It’s a weightless, fine mist setting spray that absorbs quickly and gives your skin a matte finish. It works on all skin types and prevents your makeup from transferring and fading.

New Core 2017 Products from Quo Cosmetics!Quo Concealer Palette

Quo is also launching a Concealer Palette ($19). There’s only one concealing palette but it holds a variety of tones that can be mixed to target all skin tones. It’s a multi-use palette that can conceal dark circles, imperfections and blemishes, as well as to highlight and contour your features. The palette has a creamy formula that provides medium coverage that’s easy to blend.

New Core 2017 Products from Quo Cosmetics!Clockwise from Top Left: Matte Bronzer in Light Tan, Radial Blur Translucent Powder, and Lip Velour in Diva

There’s a new set of two Matte Bronzer’s ($19 / 10 g) that come in ‘Light Tan’ and ‘Medium Tan’ that are launching in stores. They not only give your skin a matte finish but natural results as well. Then finish off your face with the Radial Blur Translucent Powder ($18 / 12.2 g). It’s a lightweight, ultra-fine and silky powder that captures and softens light that reflects onto the skin and minimizes your pores. It’s a universal shade that goes on invisible and offers sheer, semi-matte coverage. Lastly, there is the new Lip Velour ($14 / 7 ml) collection that comes in 6 new and fun shades. They apply like a glossy liquid, then set to a creamy matte finish. The liquid lipstick also comes with a deluxe lip brush that provides flawless coverage.

So which products are my favourite? I love the Lip Velour in Diva, which is a medium brownish pink. I found that it actually has a semi-matte finish that has a nice shine and it feels really comfy on the lips. I love the Concealer Palette because the top left shade is the perfect shade for concealing my under eyes and carving out my eyebrows. It is VERY creamy and feels almost liquidy because it warms up very quickly when you dab your finger in any of the shades. My only issue is that there needs to be at least another concealing palette for people with darker skin tones because the darkest shade in the palette works as a contour shade on me and that’s not dark enough to cover a wide range of skin tones. I also really enjoy the Radial Blur Translucent Powder because it’s not one of those powders that’s tough to collect evenly on your brush. It sets my foundation and concealer nicely and doesn’t make me look dry. You can check out the rest of the new core products in stores now and at ShoppersDrugMart.ca!

What do you think of the new Core 2017 Products from Quo Cosmetics? Which one is your favourite?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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