Thursday, 3 April 2014

March Favorites - Beauty and Beyond

Beauties ,
Please indulge in my March Faves -- There aren't a lot but there is enough! What have you all been loving?

N.Y.C Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder: 
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I have been so obsessed with this product. I found mine at Wal-Mart for under $3.00 which I wasn't expecting much .. let me tell you , N.Y.C has stepped up their game in terms of product because this face powder is absolutely smooth. It sets my under eye concealer and foundation amazing! would highly recommend getting your hands on this.

L'Oreal CC Concealer 
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If you are someone who has dark under eye circles this product is a must try. It is made for your under eye and replaced the Maybelline dark under eye concealer in my books. I am such a fan of the metal roller ball applicator, it sooths the under eyes as it conceals. The only thing I don't like so much is the price tag - I paid $14.97 for this at my Rexall , so happy I ended up loving it. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Foundation 
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If your a fan of Tarte cosmetics you should check out this foundation - It is amazing, I thought nothing could beat my MAKEUP FOREVER HD foundation, until I found this one! Full coverage, a different type of coverage compared to the HD however, I have been reaching for this foundation far more. 

L'Oreal Magic Lumi Primer 

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Love this primer! I ended up really disliking the Baby Skin by Maybelline , It made my face a greasy mess so I choose to discard and move on to a primer that was raved about on youtube , one of my favourites that uses this is Shanxo the luminizing effect under my foundation = love for sure! check it out ladies

Non Make- Up Beauty Favourites : 
  • Forever Red Body Shimmer Mist from Bath and Body Works - absolutely amazing, the scent is so refreshing and feminine; I hope they keep this a permanent fragrance
  • Eye Brow Threading - I know this is a random , however - I love this method, it's great for anyone who despises waxing or plucking and allot less painful - Youtube it to learn or you could find someone professional to do it! 
  • Exercising - Your probably thinking, wow! this is a favourite.. yes ; especially since the nicer weather is coming and I've completely changed my lifestyle exercising is a new favourite of mine and particularly the month of March 
That about sums it up for March , Have a fantastic April Beauties 

Are All PR Content Posted?

Hello Beauties ,

It's been a few weeks since I've posted , with winter coming to a close and Spring started my first words are Happy Spring , finally -- because in Northern Ontario I thought that would never be the case.
I'm sure you have all seen my title to this post, as well have been seeing a lot of PR content here. Firstly, I want to share the reason's why Beauty Box Canada is PR (product review) friendly.

I buy a lot of product myself, and I also get products sent to me for review consideration, it allows me to give my 100% honest opinion to you all and share my thoughts. I have shared some good products with you and I have shared some not so good products - which may be a matter of opinion. Beauty Box Canada was created to share honest and un bias opinions to my followers, and that's what I will continue to do.

Recently , I was sent a product , which I will not be sharing my opinion on simply because it wasn't a product I figured would benefit anyone, and in my eyes un blog worthy. This doesn't mean I am hiding anything it just means I would rather not make a topic about it as it just doesn't meet my blog quota.

As a blogger, I write posts in my spare time- I am un paid and outside of this I have a very active lifestyle. I produce material to you all with honest intentions and when something from a company is sent and I have given it a try and it doesn't meet my blog expectations I will not post it. This is my right and companies should be aware all PR is not shared.

I am appreciative that companies do however consider Beauty Box Canada for PR - and I will gladly share if I feel it is not a complete waste of time.

Thanks for the continuing support blog loves,

Be back soon - Happy April

Saturday, 15 March 2014


Hello Beauties ,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, what ever it is your doing - enjoy! Today my post is about the new MAKE UP FOREVER HD blushes.
I am such a fan of MAKE UP FOREVER and I absolutely love when I get the chance to try new products for you all. MAKE UP FOREVER has really been launching a lot of really awesome products lately and this product is nothing shy of an exception!
I have been loving cream products lately especially for contour and highlight. One of my favourite cream blushes was from the brand NYX so these are really nothing new to my makeup collection.
Before we get started on my opinion of the formulation, colour selection, price etc - I want to share what Sephora's website says about the new MAKE UP FOREVER HD blush.

What it is:
An ultrablendable blush with a natural look and finish made specifically for HD technology.

What it does:
Formulated with the perfect balance of oils, waxes, and powders, HD Blush combines the second-skin look of a cream with the ease of a powder. Created for HD technology, this formula blends into skin with no visible texture for a truly natural flush of colour. It’s completely weightless and can be worn over or under powder to sculpt and highlight cheeks flawlessly.

What else you need to know:
Available in a wide range of colours, HD Blush has the perfect shade for every skin tone.

These cream blushes come in 16 super pigmented shades, from a cool tone pink to a dark chocolate shade, there really is a shade for all skin tones. The colour I received was #335 "Fawn" it is the lightest brown in this collection and with my fair skin I thought it would be perfect for a subtle contour. 

This colour seemed to dark for my skin even after blending - (blending is a dream these blend fabulously) however, I was disappointed that it was so dark. I tried to re-apply with a lighter hand but it made no difference. I think perhaps in the summer it will even out but for now the shade I choose was just to dark. I would suggest if your a fair skin tone to try the product for yourself but keep in mind it is very pigmented. 

These are super creamy and they work great with a  synthetic flat top brush ( I used Sedona Lace #928) The price is $31.00 CND and the product contains 0.09oz which is a little pricey but I think totally worth it if you are able to find a colour that suits you. One thing I can say is I haven't used a cream blush yet that is as creamy as the MAKE UP FOREVER one.

Overall great product, just wish the colour I choose better suited my skin tone. 

Have you tried the new MAKE UP FOREVER HD Blush? If so comment below with shade and your opinion. Tweet me @beautyboxcanada I would love to hear from you!


Until next time beauties - Stay Beautiful 

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