Monday, September 26, 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

If you think I bought this because the product is called "magic foundation", you are 99% correct.  I also bought it because it's a Charlotte Tilbury product, and I was curious, and pretty packaging gets me every time.
Some interesting (or not) reading on the packaging.
So in my humble opinion this has very good coverage. But for me full-coverage means, 90% of my imperfections/discolorations don't peak through... and that is not the case. Still I feel nicely evened-out, and flawless perfection is never my goal... I don't feel myself.

I apply this with a Real Techniques sponge (aka beauty blender equivalent), and it melds into my skin with no issues.  I set it with powder but not the recommended CT powder, because current beauty bank account is tapped out (and the want list is loooooong).

When I remember to prime first, I get approximately 4-5 hours of wear before t-zone maintenance is required.. if I don't 2-3. Regardless if I prime or don't there is one drawback to this foundation, it gathers under my glasses. I tend to have this problem with other foundations, but the gathering is minimal; with magic foundation it's obviously visible... I'm not a fan.

Final verdict not magic, but very nice (if you don't wear glasses). I'm not going to re-purchase... too many new releases to stick with an average product.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Just to let you know....

To those who for whatever reason, check in with this blog regularly (my husband most likely :)).... I've been posting pretty regularly but that has come to an end...
1. I'm just not feeling it at this time...
2. My camera is on a fritz (keeps telling me my card is locked when it isn't)...
3. Summer in Toronto is coming to an end and with that so is good light...

I'm not saying I'm quitting cold turkey. I will post now and then, but I can't commit to any regular schedule or post quantity.

This blog has started out as a personal public beauty diary of sorts... I do it because I want to not because I have to... and it will continue to be so... just expect significant lags between posts.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

IT Cosmetics CC Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Lipstick - Love & Je Ne Sais Quois

I have a couple of IT lipsticks to share with you. If you stumbled upon this blog a few times, you know that it is one of my favourite brands. 
These came in as a set. Love is my lip color match and Je Ne Sais Quoi is a little something extra pink. The formula is comfortable and delicious... as I've said before, the only thing that I don't really get along with from IT is mascara, otherwise for me personally this brand is top notch.
and mandatory swatches....

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sol Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Cream

Bought this foot cream, because I love the booty cream (which I actually smear all over my body... started using it on just my bum and tum.... but it just smells so good, and it has fine shimmer... and well next thing I know my bum bum potion is an all over body lotion).

But the foot cream isn't winning me over. Granted it smells nice (kind of fruity and citrusy at the same time), but it doesn't have this rich feel, that I love.  I shouldn't be surprised, the packaging states "fast absorbing, non-slip"; so that's all on me.
 It comes with a file, that I've used once. It's a nice tool, but personally unnecessary as I exfoliate my feet daily with a  pumice stone in the shower.. so I've never encountered massive dry skin buildup on my heels (it's a serious pet peeve of mine).
I think this foot cream will be great for some. Sweet packaging, sweet scent, sweet feel.. if you're into the invisible feel (which I'm not)... I'm slowly working my way through the tube, and then moving on to something new or something already tried and loved.