Monday, December 17, 2012

Sephora by O.P.I- I Gotta Blush On You: Review

Sephora by opi nail polish I gotta blush on you

Sephora by opi nail polish I gotta blush on you
When it comes to nail polish I always tend to be attracted to similar shades. I usually lean towards pinks. Although I like a pop of colour on my nails, I also really enjoy more muted shades, such as neutral pink colours. To add to my nail polish collection I recently picked up Sephora by O.P.I’s ‘I Gotta Blush On You’.

Product: The Sephora website describes the colours as an opaque ballet pink. What I really like about this nail polish is not only that the colour is true to its name, but it also has a nice creamy formula. Cream nail polishes are bound to be streaky, but I don’t mind having to put a few coats on to get rid of the streakiness.  

Packaging: The packaging of Sephora by O.P.I nail polishes is similar to actual O.P.I nail polishes. They have a similar type of handle and glass jar. The only thing that is really different is the shape of the jar. The brush applicator is also the perfect size to cover the greatest amount of surface area on your nails.

Overall Rating: 5/5 Perfect shade of pink. Very neutral so it would be perfect for the office.

Sephora $12CAD

Korres Lip Butter- Jasmine: Review

Korres Lip Butter Jasmine

Korres Lip Butter Jasmine
I am a lip product hoarder. I own all different kinds of lip balms, butters, lipsticks, etc.

The Korres lip butters have received much attention, so I finally decided to see what all the hype was about. I ended up picking up the shade Jasmine. 

Product: Browsing through all the shades, the Korres lip butters are known for their delicious smells and tinted finishes. However, Jasmine is more on the sheer side. It gives a slight tint to the lips, but barely. Other than that, I really enjoy the moisture that this lip butter provides. It applies so smoothly (like butter) and is not sticky. I prefer to apply this lip butter before I got to bed because I wake up and my lips feel very well moisturized. 
Korres Lip Butter Jasmine
Packaging: Although I do enjoy the lip butter itself, the downfall would have to be the packaging. I think the little container is cute, but really quite unsanitary and not ideal. I only use these kinds of lip balms before I go to bed because I do not like dipping my finger in the container throughout the day when I am out and about. 
Korres Lip Butter Jasmine
Overall Rating : 4.0/5 The only thing that I do not like about the product is the packaging. It would be nice to have in a tube form. 

Sephora $16CAD

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa: Review

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Bronzer. The product that can warm up your complexion, giving you a beautiful sun-kissed glow without stepping foot outside. However, if you use an unflattering shade, you can actually end up looking muddy or that dreaded ‘Oompa Loompa Orange’ :S.  

Many bronzers tend to have shimmer in them, which helps emphasize the glowing aspect of bronzer. However, matte shades, which are more ideal for contouring, are more difficult to come by, but you can still manage to find some if you look.

One of the cheapest matte bronzers is the infamous NYC Sunny bronzer which retails for around $3. Although I do own this product, I have to say that I am not a big fan of it. I find the colour to have too much of an orange undertone for my liking. Also, the product itself tends to break me out, so I try to avoid using it.

After doing some research I finally decided to invest in a bronzer that I think is the definition of what a bronzer should be: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa.

Product: Let me just begin by saying that the aroma of this product after you open the compact is divine! This bronzer has traces of cocoa so it smells exactly like chocolate. I personally love the scent, and surprisingly the fragrance does not irritate my skin. However, if you are not a fan of fragrance in your make-up and have extremely sensitive skin this bronzer may not be for you.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Next, the bronzer is the perfect brown colour and completely matte. Too Faced also has another version of this bronzer called Milk Chocolate which is slightly lighter this Chocolate. I swatched that shade in Sephora, but I found that it was too light for me. If you are fair skinned though, I would recommend that one for you. 

When I apply this shade on my face, it automatically brings warmth to my face. I love it! This bronzer is perfect for the winter time. Also, for those of you who might use foundation that is too light for you, you can adjust the colour by using a bronzer like this.

Packaging: The bronzer comes in a cute compact with a mirror. It’s your typical compact packaging, but nonetheless realistic for traveling with. The cover has a metallic bronze finish, while the bottom is a sleek black colour. 
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
 Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Overall Rating : 4.9/5 The only thing that keeps this bronzer from receiving a perfect score is the price. However, if you are a beauty insider at Sephora you can manage to get a discount sometimes during their B.I. or V.I.B. events.

Sephora $36CAD