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The Balm What's the Tea Palette Swatches

Saturday, 20 July 2019
The Balm What's the Tea Palette Swatches 
The Balm Cosmetics is a brand that holds a special place in my heart, one of my first palettes ever was The Balm Nude Tude! Everything they do is super cute but not too childish or a gimmick like some brands can tend to do. Most recently they launched The Balm What's the Tea Eyeshadow Palettes in Hot Tea and Iced Tea to satisfy your warm or cool toned needs! Both palettes contain a light toned and black eyeshadow base as well, I'll get to that at the end of the post. They can be found on The Balm website for $36USD or on Amazon (which ships to Canada for less than their site). Currently on Amazon the Iced Tea Palette is half price! 
The Balm What's the Tea Iced Tea Eyeshadow Palette
The Balm Iced Tea Palette really intrigued me, I'm normally more into a warm toned palette but I feel like this is super balanced and ironically not too "icey". The shades "The Buzz" and "He Said, She Said" are my faves! If you want to see this palette in action I posted a tutorial on my Instagram
The Balm Ice Tea Palette Swatches 
The Balm What's the Tea Ice Tea Palette Swatches
The Balm What's the Tea Hot Tea Eyeshadow Palette
The Balm Hot Tea Palette contains the warmer of the shades but in my opinion for something called "hot tea" and as a warm shade lover I could use some more heat! That being said, there are a ton of palettes on the market with warm browns and oranges so perhaps these palettes are trying to not be too warm or too cool on either end which I can appreciate. 
The Balm Hot Tea Palette Swatches
The Balm What's the Tea Hot Tea Palette Swatches
Overall, I really do like both of these palettes. They both have interesting shades that I don't already have which isn't easy with my large makeup collection. The eyeshadow bases are a miss for me, I hate when there are creams in my powder palettes with no protection - it's a potential for a real big mess. The texture is a little stiff and I'd rather use an eyeshadow base I already know and love or my concealer over them. Give me more shadows over bases. 

*These palettes were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 

Fenty Afternoon Snack/Mo' Hunny Swatch Comparisons

Friday, 19 July 2019
Fenty Afternoon Snack/Mo' Hunny Highlighter 
I cannot tell you how much I love the Fenty Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby Killawatt Highlighter. I've hit pan which is HUGE for me, I travel with it and it's also falling apart and I've taped it up with painters tap - the love is real. I hadn't tried any of the other shades so I was excited when Fenty sent me their latest shade, Afternoon Snack/Mo' Hunny!
Fenty Afternoon Snack/Mo' Hunny Swatch
Fenty Afternoon Snack/Mo' Hunny is described as a "soft bronzed champagne sheen / supercharged bronzed champagne shimmer" and retails for $36USD/$48CAD. It contains 7g of total product, 3.5g of each which isn't a ton but I love the duality of having two different shades. 
Fenty Afternoon Snack/Mo' Hunny vs Mean Money/Hustla Baby
The original shade I mentioned Mean Money/Hustla Baby is perfection in that it has a more satin shade and a more bright shade that look amazing both combined and separately. I will say however in this latest shade I'm lacking that a bit, the satin shade isn't as natural and the bright shade is slightly more shimmery not to say it's bad by any means but I like Mean Money more! 
Fenty Highlighter Swatch Comparisons
No matter the shade I think there's something for everyone in this line and I now wish every highlight came with a more satin and a more bright side, just makes it so much more versatile! 

*Some products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own - links are affiliate. 

WIN: Bite Beauty #BiteofTO Lipstick!

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

a Rafflecopter giveaway

- Open Internationally!
- Contest ends July 7th/2019
- Must be age of majority or have parent's permission 
- No giveaway accounts 
- Do not contact me asking to win or you will be disqualified 
- You have 72 hours to respond to my email saying you're a winner 

WIN: Colourpop Lipstick

Saturday, 18 May 2019

a Rafflecopter giveaway

- Open Internationally!
- Contest ends May 24th/2019
- Must be age of majority or have parent's permission 
- No giveaway accounts 
- Do not contact me asking to win or you will be disqualified 
- You have 72 hours to respond to my email saying you're a winner 

WIN: Vichy Liftactiv Hyalu Mask

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

a Rafflecopter giveaway

- Open to Canada only 
- Contest ends May 14h, 2019
- Must be age of majority or have parent's permission 
- No giveaway accounts 
- Do not contact me asking to win or you will be disqualified 
- You have 72 hours to respond to my email saying you're a winner 
- Vichy Canada will be sending the prize direct to winner 

Fenty Bronzer Swatches and Shade Comparisons/Shade Match

Sunday, 14 April 2019
Fenty Bronzer Shades
Fenty Bronzers have arrived! If you'd like to see the full collection swatched head to this blog post. Today I'm watching some of the shades with other bronzers in my collection and hopefully that will help you shade match! Bronzers especially can be hard to figure out until you actually get them on your face but perhaps this could lead you in the right direction when finding a shade.  You can also see them in action in a recent Get Ready with Me on my YouTube channel. After swatching and testing I think Bajan Gyal and Caramel Cutie would be my preference if you wear 310 in the Pro Filt'r Foundation, I'm also an NC42 at MAC. The Fenty Bronzers are matte as well so that will alter the way they look in swatches next to something like the ABH which looks like it's so much lighter. If you're looking to purchase they retail for $30USD/$38CAD and come in 8 total shades.

Fenty Bronzer Swatch Comparisons


Benefit Hoola Caramel 
Fenty Beauty Bronzer Island Ting 
Fenty Beauty Bronzer Bajan Gyal
Fenty Beauty Bronzer Caramel Cutie 
Wet n Wild Bronzer What Shady Beaches 
Anastasia Bronzer Rich Amber 
Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze 30M

*These products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own and links are affiliate. 

Fenty Beauty Bronzer Swatches

Friday, 12 April 2019
Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer
YAY! So excited to see that Fenty Beauty is continuing to expand their line and this time it's with bronzers. The Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer is one of the latest additions to the line and bronzers are kinda my favorite thing lately! 
Fenty Beauty Bronzers
The bronzers come in 8 shades and retail for $30USD/$38 CAD for 6.23g of product which is a little on the lower side, the average bronzer has about 8 to 10g. They're available in North America at Sephora and on the Fenty site itself. 
Fenty Bronzer
The packaging is GORGEOUS! I love the octagon shape is super unique but not bulky or hard to store which I appreciate. It's the same size as the highlighters they have which I love by the way. The bronzing finish is super sleek too, I prefer it over the white - it gets covered in fingerprints and is hard to photograph but it's just so nice! And the "FB" embossed in the bronzer - perfection! 
Fenty Sun Stalk'r Bronzer 
The shade range looks good, there's 8 shades which I always appreciate, bronzers have some of the worst ranges out there. I didn't wear bronzer for years because I assumed there wasn't a shade for me. That's changed over the years and it's become one of my favorite products. There's a few shades in this line I think could work for me, Island Ting, Caramel Cutie and Bajan Gyal - for reference I wear 310 in the Fenty Foundation. I do however thing it looks like we could use a few more shades and undertones for deeper skin as that is just such a struggle, even more than finding a foundation I think. That being said, bronzer is really hard to judge until you get it on your face so I'm still waiting to see more feedback from others! 
Fenty Bronzer Swatches
*These products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate.