Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips (Smoky) Review + Swatches

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips

Hello again!

I did a review on the “Classic Nude” palette last week which you can view here. This review is on the “Smoky” palette.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Smoky

The packaging of these palettes are very cute; they correspond with the theme of the shades, which in this case are smokey blue/grey tones. They have a magnetic closure (similar to a Z palette). The shades are a bit difficult to pick up as they are all touching each other and so a thinner brush is needed. Similar to the “Classic Nude” palette, this one is also lacking in pigmentation and needs to be swiped multiple times to get a decent color payoff.

Swatched left to right in order.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Smokey

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Smoky

Once I build them up on my eyelid, they stay on for a decent amount of time (with primer) with some fading after several hours. I wasn’t very impressed with these two palettes but want to try more from Physicians Formula, comment down below what you recommend for me to try out next!

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Younique Splurge Cream Shadow (Tenacious) Review + Swatches

Younique Splurge Cream Shadow

Hi everyone!

I have done a review on this product in a different shade which you can find here. This review is on the shade “Tenacious”.

The packaging is a nice frosted glass container with a twist on lid, which is like most cream shadows but this definitely feels more expensive as the glass is heavier.

The formula is the same as the other shade; it is mousse-y in texture and glides on easily. It can be sheered out or built up for a more intense effect. It contains micro glitter, which gives the effect of a glittery eyelid without the need to add glitter on top of eyeshadow.

Younique Splurge Cream Shadow Tenacious

Younique Splurge Cream Shadow Tenacious

This formula is not transfer-resistant and will come off when touched/rubbed; it doesn’t set completely. However, it stays on fine if not touched and if not placed close to the crease as it can transfer to the crease.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. The link for purchase is the Younique presenter that provided me with this product to review. 

LA Splash Smitten LipTint Mousse Review + Swatches

LA Splash Smitten Lip Tint Mousse

Hi everyone!

I have done a review on the “Lip Couture” liquid lipsticks a few months ago, which you can find here. This review is on the Smitten Liptints in the shades Lavender B, Hermione, Nymph-adora, and Raven Claw.

The formula of these are very similar to the Lip Couture however I find that these are slightly more mousse-y and not as liquid in texture. They have the same scent as the Lip Couture; very strong chemical smell that fades as the product dries on the lips. The longevity is very good until I have a meal and then the product starts breaking up right away; more so on the inner parts of my lips. These don’t fade away but rather flake off in tiny bits.

Left to right: Lavender B, Hermione, Nymph-adora, and Raven Claw.

LA Splash Smitten LipTint Mousse

These are all very pigmented however, Raven Claw is slightly streaky and needs a few thin layers to get an even application. Click here to see my review on the Velvet Matte formulas which are my favourite from LA Splash!

Which one is your favourite shade?

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Disclaimer: I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips (Classic Nude) Review + Swatches

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Classic Nude

Hello again!

I’ve been searching for an all-shimmer eyeshadow palette and discovered these, so I had to pick up two to try out. The other palette review will be up next week. This review is on the “Classic Nude” palette.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Classic Nude

I love the packaging on these palettes! Each palette has a design that corresponds to the shades in the palette. The top flap closes with a magnet; similar to a Z palette. Inside the shadows are all attached so it is difficult to pick up just one shade. Some of the shades have decent pigmentation but unfortunately some have to be swiped a few times to pick up enough product.

Swatched from left to right in order.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Classic Nude

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Classic Nude

Overall, I’m not very impressed with this palette since the pigmentation isn’t as intense as I would like even though it can be built up. I had to run my finger on the shadow multiple times to build up the swatches above. However, the shadows did not have any fallout when applied with my finger and stayed on with some fading towards the end of the day.

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Viva Health Amaze Exfoliating Gel Review

Viva Amaze Exfoliating Gel

Hello everyone!

Exfoliating is an essential step in my skincare routine but I don’t like the irritation that some exfoliating products can cause. This is a non-abrasive gel formula that only affects dead skin cells and does not damage new ones.

The product is housed in a jar with a twist off lid which is fine because this product needs to be used with dry hands and dry skin so it doesn’t make a mess. I apply a small amount of the gel onto my face and start rubbing the product in. I notice that after a few seconds small balls start to form. At first I thought that it might be the product clumping up but I have tested this on a flat surface and no balls were formed while rubbing; so I can only assume that the small balls are dead skin cells. After rinsing off the product, my skin feels incredibly smooth and I feel as though I have exfoliated but my skin is not red or irritated at all.

Viva Health Amaze Exfoliating Gel

I would recommend this product if you have sensitive skin, acne, etc. because it won’t irritate or disturb the blemishes. This product is Paraben, gluten, GMO, artificial fragrances, perfumes and colourant free. This brand is also cruelty-free and their products are all Hypoallergenic.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow Review + Swatches

Prestige Total Intensity Long Term Relationship Fierce Color Eyeshadow

Hello again!

I’m back with more of these single shadows after trying out the shade “Bewitched” (review here); I had to try out more shades! This review is on the shades Spellbound, Crave, Wicked, and the famous Hocus Pocus.

These shadows are extremely pigmented and buttery except for the shade “Wicked” (brown shade). “Wicked” isn’t as intense as the other shades and can look a little patchy if not blended well. However, all of the other shades are very intense and look the best when applied with fingers. I usually apply a transition shade and a crease shade and then tap this product on my eyelids with my finger. The staying power is amazing as it looks just about the same after many hours with little to no fading. I’m extremely impressed with the formula of these shadows as I mentioned in the other post.

The shades are gorgeous as well. Left to right: Spellbound, Crave, Wicked, and Hocus Pocus.

Prestige Total Intensity Long Term Relationship Eyeshadow Spellbound Crave Wicked Hocus Pocus

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow Wicked Hocus Pocus

Spellbound is a metallic golden yellow/baby pink duo-chrome. Crave is a foiled true gold shade. Wicked is a neutral brown with fine shimmer. Hocus Pocus is definitely the most unique as it is a blue/warm brown-almost red duo-chrome, it sometimes looks teal/green under artificial lighting.

I love these shadows and would highly recommend them, especially the duo-chrome shades!

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Disclaimer: I received these products for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Review + Swatches

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Hello again!

These Revlon lipsticks come in a huge array of shades (82 to be exact) and different finishes. These 3 lipsticks (left-right: Berry Haute, Berry Rich, and Blushing Nude) have a “creme” finish. I will be doing a review on the other finishes/colors soon.

These lipsticks come in a sleek black and gold packaging and look rather luxurious for the price (about $6 CAD). They have a see through lid (on the top) and the sticker on the bottom, which contains the shade name, is color-matched with the lipstick shade.

The formula is extremely creamy, pigmented, and feels very light-weight and moisturizing. They last an average amount of time on my lips (about 4-5 hours) so they do need to be reapplied throughout the day. I find that layering a lip liner under these will prolong the wear time.

Left to right: Berry Haute, Berry Rich, and Blushing Nude

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Berry Haute Berry Rich Blushing Nude

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 660 510 637

Which shade is your favourite?

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