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Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Palette Swatches #WildGlow

Saturday, 28 October 2017
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlight Palette
Wet n Wild does some of the best highlighters at the drugstore, yup, I said it! I was so excited to see the Wet n Wild Highlighting Palette launch, and was dying to touch it. This is super unique to the drugstore, the shades, the formula and the fact that it's a palette. 
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Palette Review
The Wet n Wild Highlighting Palette retails for $14 USD on the Wet n Wild website and should be on Ulta soon too. The palette contains 4 vegan, cruelty free and limited edition shades, so grab it if you want it! If you live in Canada, all I can say is hop online or keep your eyes peeled. Retailers in Canada don't want Wet n Wild, so tweet them, call them, annoy them! 
Wet n Wild Highlighting Palette Swatches
As mentioned, the 4 shades in the Wet n Wild  MegaGlo Highlighting Palette are a little out of the ordinary which I think is fun! I'd love to see them come out with some more "typical" and warmer shades as well. They seem to have the same formula as the original MegaGlo Highlighters with the exception of Blushing Azalea, that seems to be slightly more stiff with light glitter in it. Otherwise they have that same powdery but creamy formula, which a beautiful sheen. The packaging is cardboard with a pink/purple ombre. Not gonna lie, it feels a little cheap, but the the product inside is great and that's what really matters. I wouldn't advise travelling with it. 
Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Palette Swatches
Overall, YAY! This is a super fun palette, great quality, interesting shades, affordable, vegan etc etc. If you can find it, try it! Let me know if you plan on picking up this palette, or if you'll be trying to track it down. #WildGlow
Wet n Wild Highlighting Palette Review
*These products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 


Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil Review - protect your lips this winter!

Friday, 27 October 2017
I have been using the Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil for over a year and I highly recommend it. More recently there were some new shades added which I have swatched below. "All the power of plant oils infused in a lip treatment to nourish and enhance their beauty." 
The Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil retails for $25 CAD on Clarins.ca and Sephora. The Clarins site stocks 7 shades and Sephora 3. That being said, the Clarins Lip Oil is just tinted, it isn't a full pigment product, more of a treatment. It's formulated without parabens or sulphates and is dermatologist tested and noncomedogenic. It should be noted that these are scented, I don't love the scent but it doesn't stop me from using them. That being said, if you are sensitive to scents you may want to smell prior to purchase. 
I personally really love the Clarins Lip Oil because I see and feel results. You can easily keep one of these on hand in your bag during the day for hydration and protection. Especially during the colder, windy winter months it creates a protective barrier to ensure my lips don't dry out. I mostly however love to use this at night, when I wake up my lips still have product on them and feel moisturized. They also make good makeup prep, I apply as my first step and then wipe off the majority prior to a more drying matte lipstick. 

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

Sephora VIB Sale Fall 2017 Dates

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Sephora VIB Fall 2017 Sale Dates:
Rouge: 20% off! November 3-6 & 10-15. Code: 20FORROUGE
VIB: 20% off! November 10-15. Code: 20FORVIB
BI: 15% off! November 10-15.

Earn cash back on your online Sephora purchases:
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Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Set Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Lip Set 2017 
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 sets has arrived! If you'd like to see the all available sets I have a Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 Video with further review and swatches. Today it is all about the Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Set, I'm super excited about this one! If I recall correctly, this is the first time they are doing a set like this. If it isn't the first, I'm glad to see it back?
Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Set Holiday 2017
The Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Lip Set retails for $35 USD/$39 CAD at Sephora. It's a $73 CAD value and contains 3 full size products! This set has The Lip Pencil and Multi-stick in the shade Cashew and Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Champagne.  
Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Set Review 
As with the rest of the Bite Beauty Holiday sets, the quality stays the same. This is my first time trying The Multistick and it's a multi use product for eyes, cheeks and lips. It has a creamy formula but still somewhat stiff, it doesn't feel greasy on my cheeks, I have oily skin so this is a huge plus. The Lip Pencil is a more traditional pencil, not super soft but allows you to get super precise. The Creme Gloss has tons of pigment, can be worn alone or over lipstick. Has a pretty thick formula but nothing sticky. 
Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Set Swatches
My only qualm with this product is that it only comes in 1 shade! I would love to see a bigger variety to fit more preferences and skin tones. That being said, I feel like cashew is pretty fitting for a decent amount of people. 

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

Bite Beauty Agave Kisses Set Holiday 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Bite Beauty Agave Holiday Set 2017
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 sets has arrived! If you'd like to see the all available sets I have a Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 Video with further review and swatches. Today it is all about the Bite Beauty Agave Kisses Set, I'd consider this one fun for the whole family. Whether you are a makeup user or not, dry lips get us all when the dry winter air comes around. 
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017
Bite Beauty Holiday Agave Kisses Set 2017
The Bite Beauty Agave Kisses Set retails for $20 USD/$24 CAD at Sephora which is an amazing price. Fits the budget of most secret santas, gift exchanges or just a gift for yourself! It also comes in a silver/charcoal tin which can easily be reused. Some holiday collections are so bulky but this is actually useful. 
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017
This set includes the Bite Agave Sugar Lip Scrub, Bite Agave Lip Mask and Bite Agave Balm. As always, formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates. Although the items in this set are not full size they all can be used in such small portions and still be effective. They are also all permanent items, so if you fall in love with anything, you can repurchase! You probably will fall in love by the way, like everything Bite does - the agave line is phenomenal! 
Bite Beauty Agave Kisses Set Holiday 2017
*These products were sent for my review. All opinions are my own, links are affiliate. 

NEW Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palettes Sneak Peek!

Saturday, 21 October 2017
new wet n wild color icon palettes 2018
This is going to be a super casual but get you real excited kind of post. I have never done this before but I just left the Wet n Wild Canada launch and they are changing the game. If you like matte, warm eyeshadows... buckle up. They are reformulating their shadows and launching 4 palettes (2 new, 2 reworked). I haven't played with them yet but stay tuned. UPDATE: I have now played with them, see swatches and a run-down in my Wet n Wild 2018 Launch Video. If you'd like comparison swatches between the new and the old Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette head here. Excuse the iPhone pics and flash, it was a dark event but you get the idea! 
Wet n Wild Rose in the Air Eyeshadow Palette - Modern Renaissance Dupe?!! 
Wet n Wild Not a Basic Peach Eyeshadow Palette - YES. 
Wet n Wild Nude Awakenings Eyeshadow Palette - update from a previous 10 pan 
New Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette - New take on an old favourite! See comparison swatches

*These products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own! 

Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Shade Comparisons 420 Toffee

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Review
The Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation launched on October 13th and as expected, the hype is real! If you aren't familiar with Huda, she has over 22 million followers on Instagram and has built a beauty empire for herself. If you'd like to see a review I have a Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Review and Wear Test on my YouTube Channel. 
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation Review
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation retails for $40 USD/ $52 CAD. You get 1.18 fl oz, which is 0.18 fl oz larger than the average foundation.  It comes in 30 shades which is awesome, the range is an actual range too, it goes from fair to deep! 
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation 420g
I purchased the Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation in 420 Toffee. I wasn't totally sure what shade I'd be but she has a pretty comprehensive foundation shade finder that compares the #FauxFilter Foundation to popular foundation shades. I think this shade is a pretty great match for me, I could perhaps go down to 410 Brown Sugar come winter but I'm happy with my pick! 
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Toffee 420 
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Toffee 420G
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC 42 
Kat Von D Lock It Medium 62
Revlon Colorstay Toast 
Maybelline Fit Me 330 
Covergirl 3in1 Classic Tan 
Estee Lauder Double Wear NC42 
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Swatches and Shade Comparisons
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation 420 Toffee Swatches
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation 420G Toffee



*All opinions are my own, links are affiliate. 

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Two Toned Lipstick Swatches and Review

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Bite Beauty Two Toned Amuse Bouche Lipsticks
Bite Beauty has launched their Amuse Bouche Two Toned Lipsticks. These are limited edition so if you are curious be sure to grab them quickly! There are 3 lipsticks in the range with two shades in each. These shades are a part of their permanent Amuse Bouche line. See more swatches and a review in my Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 Review Video
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Two Toned Lipstick Review 
The Bite Beauty Two Toned Lipsticks retail for $26 USD/ $30 CAD. The same price as their Amuse Bouche lipsticks. They come in the shades Chai/Nori, Honeycomb/Fig and Persimmon/Kimchi. I think these shades are great, especially Persimmon and Kimchi, I LOVE the orange/pink split lip look. I would however love to see another bright lip combo in this collection. 
Bite Beauty Two Toned Lipstick Swatches
I love this idea! It may not be for everyone, but they are a fun twist on a permanent product. If you happen to fall in love with a shade(s), you can repurchase. There is also no difference in the quality from their original format to these. Nothing worse than a limited edition product that is thrown together, not the case here. 
Bite Beauty Two Toned Lipstick Honeycomb Fig 
Bite Beauty Two Toned Lipstick Persimmon Kimchi

Bite Beauty Two Toned Nori Chai 
Depending on your style or mood there are plenty of ways to use these. You can do a split lip, ombre lip, mix them together or even wear them individually. If you have a lipstick lover in your life, or you are one yourself these could be a great gift! That being said, over time I think they will become slightly less usable. Cross that bridge when we come to it! 

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

Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite 2017 Review

Monday, 16 October 2017
Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite 2017
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 has arrived! If you'd like to see the entire round up and swatches, see my Bite Beauty Holiday Kits Video. Today we're chatting about the Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set. I reviewed the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick set here, I'm also doing a giveaway. 
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 The Perfect Bite
The Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set contains 4 minis, of their permanent shades. It retails for $25 USD/ $29 CAD (value of $68 CAD) on Sephora, an amazing price if you ask me. When the holidays roll around it's really easy to get caught up in buying, whether it's for yourself or someone else. 
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set 
This set contains the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Honeycomb, Sugarcomb, Rhubarb and Cayenne. SO excited that Cayenne, is in here, such a vibrant, red orange! Honeycomb is another fave of mine too. 
Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Swatches 2017
The quality is exactly the same from the original lipsticks, just in a smaller format. It also comes in a reusable red tin. I think it's a nice touch, not super bulky and totally reusable. 
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 Review 

 

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

Easy Meal Prep - PB2 Peanut Noodles

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Ingredients 
280g Extra Firm Tofu
Chow Mein Noodles (or brown rice vermicelli) 
Medium Onion 
Broccoli 
Peppers (Red and Green) 
1/3 Cup Soy Sauce 
1/2 Cup Water 
3 Tbsp PB2
1 tsp Minced Ginger 
1 tsp Minced Garlic 
1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar 
1 Tsp Sriracha
1 Tsp Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp Corn Starch 
Bunch of Cilantro 
Lime Wedges  
35g Roasted Peanuts (chopped)

Steps
1. Cut tofu into steaks and drain between sheets of paper towel 
2. Coat Tofu in 1/6 cup soy sauce and sesame oil - leave for several minutes to marinate 
3. Chop vegetables, you can use whatever variety you like and whatever amount. The more the better! 
4. Add tofu steaks to heated, oiled pan. I like a grill pan. 
5. Add vegetables to wok or frying pan on low heat, add a little water to stirfry. Try to keep vegetables vibrant and with some crisp, do not overcook. 
6. For sauce, combine water, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, PB2, corn starch, garlic and ginger. 
6. Cook noodles according to box instructions. 
7. Add noodles once cooked to vegetables and top with sauce, cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until sauce has thickened. You can add in tofu here as well if you'd like. I added tofu after for even distribution. 
8. Top with cilantro, chopped peanuts and a lime wedge. 

Nutritional Info (per serving, recipe makes 3 or you could make servings smaller) 
- approximated on MyFitnessPal 
452 Calories 
14g Fat 
24g Protein 
58g Carbs 

Easy Meal Prep - Lasanga Rolls



Ingredients - Modified Recipe from Table Party of Two (I added and subtracted a few things but credit to them!)
  1. 9 lasagna noodles
  2. 300g extra lean ground beef 
  3.  egg
  4. 1 pack (300g) frozen chopped spinach 
  5. 1 cup pasta sauce
  6. 300g fat free ricotta cheese
  7. 1/2 + 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  8. 1 tsp oregano 
  9. 1 tsp basil 
  10. 1 tbsp minced garlic 
Steps
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cook extra lean ground beef breaking into small pieces, add oregano, basil and garlic half way through. Season with salt and pepper 
  3. Thaw or microwave and drain spinach, mix with 1/2 cup parm, egg, ricotta salt and pepper.
  4. Boil large pot of water and cook to box noodle instructions 
  5. Lay out cooked noodles onto baking sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking, and pat noodles dry.
  6. Add ricotta mixture thinly over each noodle, cover boths ends the ricotta acts as "glue". Then add ground beef over top. 
  7. Cover the bottom of your baking dish with pasta sauce and lay all rolls in. 
  8. Top with More pasta sauce and remaining 1/4 cup parm. 
  9. Cook in oven for 30 minutes covered in tin foil. 
  10. Remove tinfoil and broil on high until the top gets crispy.
  11. Feel free to top with a little more parm like I did, once cooked. 
  12. Let cool slightly before adding to meal prep containers, and cool fully before covering and putting in fridge or freezer. 

Nutritional Information (per roll) - approximated on MyFitnessPal 
288 Calories 
11g Fat 
22g Carbs 
22g Protein 

BITE BEAUTY Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set Review + Giveaway!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Bite Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set Holidays 2017
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 has arrived! If you'd like to see the entire round up and swatches, see my Bite Beauty Holiday Kits Video. Today we're chatting about the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set, I'm also giving it away. See below for entry. 
Bite Liquid Lipsticks Holiday 2017
The Bite Beauty Liquified Lip Set contains 4 minis, of their permanent shades. It retails for $22 USD/ $26 CAD (value of $68 CAD) on Sephora, an amazing price if you ask me. When the holidays roll around it's really easy to get caught up in buying, whether it's for yourself or someone else. This set contains the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks in Whip, Demi-Glace, Braised and Flambe. A great selection in my opinion! I have a full review/lip swatch video if you're curious. 
Bite Beauty Holiday 2017 Liquified Lipstick Swatches 
The quality is exactly the same from the original, the doe foot applicator is the same too. I love that Bite does not sacrifices quality come holiday releases. They are so freaking ADORABLE, little mini replicas. Highly recommend for any beauty lover in your life! 
Bite Holiday 2017 Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks Set 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
*These products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. BITE is not organizing this giveaway. 

Benefit Punch Pop Liquid Lip Color Swatches

Monday, 9 October 2017
Benefit Punch Pop is the latest edition to Benefit's line of lip products. These are a super juicy, glossy "liquid lip color",  kinda like a pigmented gloss. 
The Benefit Punch Pop retail for $24 CAD at Sephora. They come in 7 beautiful shades, perfect for summer but let's be honest - you can wear these whenever you want! They are quite full of pigment, but not sticky.
I generally don't gravitate towards pigmented glosses but I really like these. You can wear them full on glossy or blot them. They don't have super long wear time, they do slightly stain the lips and wear off nicely. 
As to be expected from Benefit the packaging is super cute! Comes in a squeezy tube but you still get a doe foot style applicator that allows for easy application. They are slightly scented but nothing overwhelming. 
Benefit Punch Pop Strawberry - juicy red 
Benefit Punch Pop Watermelon - hot pink 

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

Revlon YouthFX Concealer Swatches and Review

Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Revlon recently released their YouthFX line which features a foundation, concealer and several targeted primers. As a huge fan of the Colorstay Foundation I was super excited to try this. The being said, it seemed to be marketed towards a more dry, mature skin type - of which I have neither. If you'd like to see them both in action with a wear test, check out my Revlon YouthFX Foundation Review
The Revlon YouthFX concealer is available anywhere Revlon is sold and retails for around $18 CAD, which is steep if you ask me. Drugstore products continually get more and more expensive. That being said, if the quality is great it still costs less than something high end. My biggest issue with this concealer is the shade range, 6 shades is not enough. If you are going to do only 6, at the very least include a good range of shades, from light to deep. I wore the second deepest shade (medium deep) as an undereye highlight .. not okay. 
As for the actual formula, I like it. It has a sponge tip applicator for easy application, it's creamy and blendable. I would say about a medium coverage, always let your concealer set a bit before blending it out to get the most coverage possible. I will say it needs to be set on my skintone, I don't find it too emollient but it's getting there. If you have a more dry skin type I think you'll definitely like this. 

*This product was sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate.