2018 | Samantha Jane

Saturday, 22 December 2018

NEW Fenty Mattemoiselle Lipstick Swatches! 10 NEW Shades!


Fenty Beauty can do no wrong ... right? Everything they launch is so fun and I mean it's Rihanna approved so it's hard not to love! She encourages us to try new fun shades and does it in such a high quality way making it even easier to step out of our comfort zones. That is exactly what the new Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Lipstick shades are. Super bold, fun shades that are creamy and full of pigment! I swatched them all on my YouTube Channel "NEW Fenty Mattemoiselle Lipstick Swatches"

The new Fenty Lipsticks launch December 26, 2018 on sephora.com, in-store and at fentybeauty.com. Perfect if a Sephora gift card shows up under the Christmas tree! They'll retail for $23 CAD and you get 1.7g of product per tube. Speaking of the tube, it's super slim and chic in a metallic light pink case. The shape of the lipstick itself makes it easy to apply and the formula is such rich in pigment it just takes one swipe for full colour! I don't find them drying considering they are a matte formula, and they have good lasting power. Not 100% transfer-proof but I prefer that sometimes to gain a more comfortable wear.
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Ballerina Blackout
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Dragon Mami
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle F'n Black
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Flamingo Acid
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle I Quit
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Pumpkin Rose
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Thicc 
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Tiger Tini
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Turks and Caicos
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Violet Fury
*These lipsticks were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 
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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Drugstore Holiday Gift Set Giveaway!



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- Open to USA, Canada and Europe. There will be more fully Internationally giveaways to come!! 
- Contest closes December 29/2018
- 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 
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

HOLIDAY GIFT SET GIVEAWAY!



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- Open to USA, Canada and Europe. There will be more fully Internationally giveaways to come!! 
- Contest closes December 26/2018
- 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 
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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Indian Food on Me Giveaway!!



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- Follow me on Instagram + YouTube
- Follow Little India on Instagram 
- Like my Weekly Vlog 13 video 
* Open to Toronto Residents Only
* 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
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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! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

- 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 
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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. 
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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 Walmart.ca ... 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.
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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. 
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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 sephora.ca and shoppersdrugmart.ca 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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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Nudestix Giveaway!


Thank you for taking the time to watch and comment on my vlog videos, here's a small token of my appreciation! If you haven't tried Nudestix before I absolutely loveee their stuff! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

- Open internationally 
- Contest closes September 26/2018
- 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 
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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Dior Face and Body Foundation Shades/Swatch Comparisons

Dior BACKSTAGE Face and Body Foundation
Dior Face and Body Foundation recently launch and has gotten a lot of attention. It may have been the 40 shades or the fact that Dior always makes such great complexion products! Either way, I thought I would swatch the Dior next to some of my other foundations to hopefully help you find your shade. If you'd like to see a full review and wear-test I have one on my YouTube Channel. I also have a blog post that swatches the Dior Face and Body next to my other Dior Foundations. 
Dior Face and Body Swatches and Shade Matches 
*click to see review 
Revlon Colorstay Foundation Toast 
Maybelline SuperStay Foundation 312
Dior Face and Body Foundation 4N
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation 4W2
NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation Syracuse

*This foundation was sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 
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Monday, 17 September 2018

Dior Face and Body Foundation Swatches + Shade Match Comparison to Dior Foundations


Dior BACKSTAGE Face and Body Foundation Review 
 Welcome to the Dior complexion family Dior BACKSTAGE Face and Body Foundation! Always excited to see a new complexion launch from Dior and this one got lots of hype - and with good reason. See my full review on my YouTube Channel
Dior Face and Body Foundation 4N
The Dior Face and Body Foundation retails for $40 USD/$50 CAD. The amazing thing about this foundation, albeit a high end price tag is that you get 1.6 fl oz which is more than double the size of the average foundation making it cheaper than the average foundation you'd find at Sephora! It also comes in 40 shades which is incredible, they make it fairly easy to find your shade when the undertones listed. 
Dior Face and Body Foundation Swatches/Shades
To help you find your shade, hopefully, I've swatched the Dior Face and Body next to the other Dior Foundations in my collection. The shade 4N is a good match for my summer post vacation colour but I think I'll need to go a shade down come winter. 

*click to see review
Dior Airflash Foundation 401
Dior Forever Foundation 41
Dior Face and Body Foundation 4N
Dior Forever Undercover Foundation 40

*This product was sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 
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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Wet n Wild Zodiac Lip Gloss Swatches


Wet n Wild Zodiac Lip Glosses
Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection has launched! It's now available on their website and exclusively at Walmart US, sadly this one isn't coming to Canadian stores. If you do want to pick it up you can grab it on the Wet n Wild website. If you'd like to see the Wet n Wild Zodiac collection in action I have a full try-on and review video. You can also see my blog post all about the Wet n Wild Zodiac Highlighter and Zodiac Eyeshadow Palettes

Today we're chatting about the Wet n Wild Zodiac Lip Glosses. I think these are super fun! If you are looking to grab something with your sign or as a gift these are a super affordable way to do it. The lip glosses retail for $2.93 at walmart.com. The formula is nice, more on the thin side but they don't slip around too much. I haven't played much with the deeper shades, I don't love dark glosses but they have a pretty short lasting time. As to be expected from a light gloss. There are some super unique shades that would make great lipstick toppers. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Lip Gloss Swatches
Overall, I really like these. If you like your sign or even someone else's grab it! I mean I'm an aquarius but capricorn is my fave shade.  

*These glosses were sent for my review, links are affiliate. 
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Saturday, 25 August 2018

Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection Eyeshadow Palette Swatches + Review

Wet n Wild Zodiac Eyeshadow Palettes
Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection has launched! It's now available on their website and exclusively at Walmart US, sadly this one isn't coming to Canadian stores. If you do want to pick it up you can grab it on the Wet n Wild website. If you'd like to see the Wet n Wild Zodiac collection in action I have a full try-on and review video. You can also see my blog post all about the Wet n Wild Zodiac Highlighters.
Wet n Wild Zodiac Earth Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Zodiac Earth Eyeshadow Swatches
Today we're chatting specifically about the Wet n Wild Zodiac Collection Eyeshadow Palettes. There are 4 Color Icon palettes in the collection, Fire, Earth, Air and Water. These palettes retail for $4.68 on walmart.com which is an awesome deal. There are 6 shades in each palette. The Zodiac Eyeshadow Palettes are a little bit of a different shape than their newest design. They are in a wheel, with no separation between the shades and no mirror. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Fire Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Zodiac Eyeshadow Fire Swatches
Sadly, to me, these palettes are a miss. I have high standards when it comes to Wet n Wild shadows, they've always been such great quality! The packaging on is just inconvenient and hard to use. I hate when shadows don't have actual pans. Makes it harder than it should be to pick up individual shades. Also some shades are super big and others are tiny. In addition to that, there are no mattes. I need mattes! 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Air Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Zodiac Air Eyeshadow Swatches
That being said, I really do like some of the shade combinations - they are unique. Earth is my favorite. In the Fire palette, although I love warm tones 2 of the shades are far too similar. The quality of the shades is quite good, my issue is more with the way they are laid out. 
Wet n Wild Zodiac Water Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Zodiac Water Eyeshadow Swatches 
Overall, if you really like a shade combination and don't mind the packaging - go for it! Otherwise, I recommend picking up one of their permanent palettes which I think are so good.


*These palettes were sent for my review, links are affiliate. 
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