Samantha Jane

Samantha Jane

Makeup. Fashion. Lifestyle

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Indian Food on Me Giveaway!!


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* Contest opens November 14 and closes November 21/2018 

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Colourpop Foundation Stick Swatch Comparisons

Colourpop No Filter Foundation Stick
Colourpop Foundation Stick has launched! 30 shades, $10 USD with a buildable, natural finish. I was super interested to test this out, I had a less than desirable experience with the Colourpop No Filter Liquid Foundation. You can see my full review and wear test on my YouTube Channel. 

Today however, I want to show you some Colourpop Stick Foundation swatch comparisons. It's only available online and picking your shade can be a nightmare. If you'd like to see it in action head to my full review and wear test below. 

click the foundation below to see full review + wear test 

Colourpop No Filter Stix Foundation Review + Wear Test

Saturday, 3 November 2018

October Faves - Nudestix Giveaway!

Thank you for taking the time to support my YouTube channel! Here's a small token of my appreciation! If you haven't tried Nudestix before I absolutely loveee their stuff! 

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- Open internationally 
- Contest closes November 11/2018
- 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, it's unfair 
- You have 72 hours to respond to my message saying you're a winner 

Monday, 1 October 2018

Urban Decay Naked Cherry vs Naked Heat - Swatch Comparisons

Urban Decay Naked Cherry vs Naked Heat
Welcome to the Naked Family, Urban Decay Naked Cherry! If you'd like to see the swatches of the entire Naked Cherry Palette head to this blog post, it will also be used on my YouTube channel next week. If you'd like to see it swatched next to the Backtalk Palette, I've do that too check out this blog post
Naked Cherry vs Naked Heat
I loved the Naked Heat palette, if I'm being honest it was the first Naked palette that really spoke to me. I'm a huge fan of warm tones and mattes, and that palette really gave me both. I wasn't sure about Naked Cherry at first, but when I swatched it I was pleasantly surprised. The mix of shades and finishes is gorgeous, pinks, purple, burgundy, a little peach - I'm into it. I know they are quite different palettes, but I thought I would swatch them side by side if you needed help deciding on whether you needed either or both of them. 
Naked Cherry vs Naked Heat Swatches
Overall, the Naked Heat is a much warmer palette. It has more rusty orange shades, with one purple. The Naked Cherry is much more purple, burgundy, less fiery and warm. It will totally depend on your preferences on which one you want to get but I think they are different enough that you could justify both if you were looking to pick up a new palette. The formula is great, a little powdery but I have no problem with that as long as it's smooth and blendable, which it is. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Swatches vs Naked Heat Comparison 

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

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Healthy, Happy Curls with Shea Moisture - Curly Hair Routine

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus
SheaMoisture has officially launched in Walmart Canada stores and ... yay! I’m a huge fan of the brand and have been for years, I actually would always buy it while in the US and bring it back to Canada. Those days are no more! I was so excited when the brand reached out to sponsor this post and asked me to chat about some of my favourite products from the SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus line.
   Shea Moisture at Walmart Canada
SheaMoisture at Walmart Canada
SheaMoisture promises “safe and uncompromising beauty”, it’s formulated without parabens, mineral oil, DEA and phthalates just to name a few. The lack of harmful ingredients is such a bonus considering the products truly perform. The key ingredients in the Coconut & Hibiscus line are coconut oil, neem oil and silk protein. The price point is amazing too. If you have curly hair like myself, you can run through things like conditioner or curl definer pretty quick, and to have something so easily accessible and affordable to stock up on is a great!

SheaMoisture hits all the marks for me, great ingredients, affordable, available both instore and online at Walmart and everything smells so good. Let’s be honest, you can’t say the smell of a hair product hasn’t swayed you in the past.
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo - For me and my curls, when it comes to shampoo I want something that’s going to leave my hair feeling clean but at the same time I don’t want my hair to feel stripped. This shampoo is formulated without sulfates which is great for curls and is formulated to moisturize and improve elasticity to reduce breakage and split ends.
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Conditioner
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner 
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner - This conditioner does a great job adding hydration but it also allows me to detangle. It’s light enough that I can use it often, but if I need an added boost for getting the knots out of my hair it adds enough slip to get the job done. It also helps to tame frizz and help define my curls.
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Style Milk
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk - When it comes to leave-in’s for me I can find them to be too light, especially if I’ve just shampooed my hair. That’s why I love this one so much, it has a great thick texture but it’s not heavy and doesn’t weigh down my hair. I’ve also used this on second day curls to refresh or to add smoothness for a bun!
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie 
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie - I’m a huge fan of the Gel Souffle from this line so I was super curious to try the smoothie and I was pleasantly surprised. If you hate the look and feel of crunchy curls but don’t want to sacrifice curl definition this is for you my friend. I’m a wash-and-go, low maintenance curls kinda girl so I like that I can easily add this to wet curls and either leave to air-dry or diffuse (generally I do a combination of both) to get soft, bouncy curls!
  Shea Moisture Canada
SheaMoisture Walmart Canada
If you were debating SheaMoisture, I highly recommend it! They have many different lines to suit whatever your hair needs are with more to come to Walmart Canada in the coming year. The price point, ingredients and most importantly, performance are incredible.
  Shea Moisture Curly Hair Routine 3b 3c
SheaMoisture Curly Hair Routine
On top of all the reasons I’ve mentioned, Shea Moisture also gives back. With every purchase made you are helping to contribute to their Community Commerce which is a “purpose-driven business model, the company creates opportunities for sustainable social and economic empowerment throughout its supply chain and communities in the United States and Africa, focusing on entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, education and wellness”. I’ve struggled so much with my curls for my whole life so I’m so happy to partner with SheaMoisture and help spread the word about their launch.
Shea Moisture Wash and Go Routine 3b 3c
SheaMoisture Wash and Go Routine

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*This post has been sponsored by SheaMoisture. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette Dupe? Backtalk Palette Swatch Comparisons

Urban Decay Naked Cherry vs Backtalk Palette
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette is the latest Naked palette to join the family! The pink, purple hues are pretty gorgeous but also remind me of the Urban Decay Backtalk palette so I thought I would do some swatch comparisons. If you'd like to see the swatches of the entire Naked Cherry Palette head to this blog post, it will also be used on my YouTube channel next week. 
Naked Cherry Dupe? Urban Decay Backtalk Palette
I really liked the Urban Decay Backtalk Palette, it was a nice not too cool not too warm palette that included shades for both the face and eyes. See it in use in this Instagram Tutorial. As you may be able to tell, the Backtalk and Cherry have similar vibes but are not completely the same. The cherry leans more burgundy and the Backtalk has some more taupe. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Dupe - Backtalk Palette 
If you are looking for something to travel with and the Backtalk has the variety you need for eyeshadow I think it's a great palette, it is however limited edition. The Cherry has a much wider variety of shades and is my preference because the more taupe shades are not the kind of thing I would personally reach for. That being said, I do love 3 of the 4 face shades in the Backtalk palette. 

Of course it's 100% up to you to decide which one is more valuable to you, but I don't think you need both. I feel like you can create very similar eye looks and more with the Cherry over the Backtalk. That being said, Backtalk has face options! You don't need both, but you still might want both .. depends how much of an Urban Decay/makeup junkie you are ;). 

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

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
On the heels of the news that the original Urban Decay Naked palette was being discontinued comes the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette! I don't want to speak ill of the dead but the Naked Cherry Palette is much more up my alley than the original palette. Stay tuned for a look on my YouTube Channel if you'd like to see it in action. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette
The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette retails for $49 USD/$66CAD. It's live on the Urban Decay site right now but will be on and on October 5th and in-stores on October 15th. 
Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
The Naked Cherry Palette contains 12 "never-before-picked neutrals" that have a vampy, cherry hue. I don't know that I would consider these neutrals but I do consider them really beautiful shades! At first when you think cherry you think red, but realistically cherry's have a lot more depth, and are a deep red, burgundy shade. There's also some nice complimentary peach shades and a good mix of mattes and shimmers. The only thing I'm really missing is a good inner corner shade something shimmery, perhaps gold, this was a shade I felt was also lacking in the Naked Heat. I could have also used a nice warm brown, just to help add variety. That being said, I do think you can a wide variety of looks with the palette but they are going to all be in that same color palette. 
Naked Cherry Palette Urban Decay
This is an unscented palette by the way, some may expect a scent but I couldn't detect anything. That being said, the All Nighter Setting Spray is coming in a cherry scent, so that sounds delightful! I also really like the brush that came with this palette, it's a little stiff so I need to use it more but the actual way it looks is super cute. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Swatches
I still need to play around with this palette some more but I wanted to get my swatches up ASAP. When I saw that palette at first I wasn't totally sure but then when I was able to swatch and put it on my eyes I really like it so far. Stay tuned for swatch comparisons to the Naked Heat and Backtalk Palette. 

*This palette was sent for my review, links are affiliate. All opinions are my own. 
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