Quick n’ Lovely Review: Sigma Brushes*

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

We were fortunate enough to have Obsessed Look contact us to send us two Sigma Beauty brushes to review, the E10 – Small Eye Liner Brush and E35 – Tapered Blending Brush. So what were my thoughts?

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Tapered Blending Brush – $17.99

First off I love that this brush is white. I love the simple sleek look of the brushes, they aren’t showy they just get the job done. I was so happy to find that this brush is WAY softer than my Mac blending brush (has anyone else felt like their Mac brushes are hard on the eyes?). The shape is different than I’m use to but I really like it. I would definitely recommend this to someone who is looking to add a blending brush to their brush collection – especially for the price.

Small Eye Liner Brush – $15.99

When I saw this on the website I new I wanted to try it. Myself and gel/fluid liner don’t get along so well. I am a sister who knows all to well the struggle of getting that winged look perfect. Which is why I am so pleased to announce that this brush seriously helped me concur the look. Mind you it took me a while and I was being SUPER careful but this is an amazing tool for everyone from people who struggle with liner to people who can do it effortlessly. Seriously the size is amazing.

Vegan: Not entirely. Some brushes are made of animal hair but they state that no animals are harmed during this process. AND they are planning to transition all brushes to synthetic (no animal hair).
Cruelty-Free: You’ll be happy to know that Sigma does not test on animals.

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*these products were sent to me on behalf of the company. My views are my own and are not biased.

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Nail Product Addict Tag

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

The stunning Bee from The Beauty Locker tagged us in this fun tag called Nail Product Addict Tag! Make sure to check out her blog — its fantastic! So lets get too it.

Favourite nail treatment product?
Cake Milk Made Smoothing Hand and Cuticle Buffer.

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Favourite luxury brand?
Butter for sure, every time I see a Butter Nail Polish I want it — their colours are amazing.

Favourite drugstore brand?
L’Oreal — I’ve been really impressed with them this summer.

Best eye-catching red?
I’m more of a pink nail polish girl but the two reds I have are from Joe Fresh — Apple (bright) and Wine (dark).

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Most disappointing nail polish/product?
I had this amazing glittery gold nail polish from OPI called Bring on The Bling and it didn’t even last me a year, it got all clumpy and gross, but I still keep it around because its my absolute favourite and if I’m careful enough I can still use it.

Basecoat – yes or no?
You know what I don’t do a basecoat, but I should definitely try it sometime!

Favourite topcoat?
I have a Finger Paints Top Coat.

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Favourite summer shade?
As you saw in the Summer Lovin’ Tag I am in love with L’Oreal’s Orange You Jealous.

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Favourite winter shade?
I love me some sparkle in winter so I usually rotate OPI’s Bring on The Bling, Rising Star, Get in The Express Lane and Essie’s Penny Talk.

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Mention something extra!
I have been DYING to do a french manicure with a neon yellow/green tip. Seriously — this has to happen.

Fun stuff, thanks for tagging us Bee!

I tag:
Beky Lou from Beky Lou
Kayla from Microscope Beauty
Kaitlyn from From Runways to Realways
Carly from Beauty and The Blog
Jenny from Jenny’s Everyday Life
Kristy from Kizzy Hearts

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Summer Lovin’ Tag

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

First off, let me apologize for being so terribly MIA for the past couple of months. Life has been hectic but I am so happy it is calming down (right before I go back to school mind you) so I can get back to this wonderful blog that I’m so passionate about!

The lovely and absolutely wonderful Elaine over at Blabber Beauty tagged us in the seriously fun Summer Lovin’ Tag.


1. Summer lipstick you’re loving?

It actually has to be a lip gloss I think — I’ve been reaching for Arbonne’s Lip Polish in Nude. It is hands down my FAVOURITE nude in the whole world — and it doesn’t have toxins and harsh chemicals like everything else out there so I don’t feel guilty!

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2. Summer nail polish you’re loving?

Absolutely Orange You Jealous by L’Oreal. I tried it over at V’s house because it was (in my eyes) the perfect summer colour and I LOVED how effortlessly it went on. It definitely makes me want to try more L’Oreal nail polishes.

3. Bikini you’re loving this summer?

Sadly I haven’t been in a bikini much this summer — man this summer flew by 😦 But when I did I rocked some pink and mint.

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4. Favourite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks?

I can’t do coffee so I steer clear of Frappuccino’s but I am totally obsessed and always craving the new Oprah Chai tea Latte with Vanilla. Yup still drinking hot drinks over here…

5. Favourite fake tan?

I don’t usually use fake tan but I’m really wanting to try Arbonne’s Made in The Shade Self- Tanner.

6. Favourite Summer song?

Work by Iggy. I just love pretending I can rap with her… plus I am ALWAYS in love with her make-up.

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7. Favourite summer accessory?

Probably my red thin framed sunglasses or my gold heart shaped sunglasses.

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8. Favourite summer fragrance/perfume?

I don’t wear perfume much because of health concerns but when I do I rock my favourite smell – Ralph by Ralph Lauren.

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9. Summer book you’re loving?

I’m currently rereading the Harry Potter series and I’m on Harry Potter and The Order of The Pheonix. This series will always have a special place in my heart.

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10. What are you most excited to do this summer?

I moved in with my boyfriend and that has been pretty amazing. I was really excited to leave student housing and shack up with just one other person, especially him so. 🙂

Thanks again to the stunning Elaine for tagging us, so fun!!

I tag the following:

Holly from Glitter Pots and Lipgloss
Bee from The Beauty Locker
Zoey from Wonderful Little World
Lauren from BlaireBeauty
Jessie from All Things Beautiful

Anyone else that wants to take part in this Tag feel free!

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Quick n’ Lovely Review: Arbonne Country Garden Palette

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Hey pretty lovelies!

How is everyone doing? Have you commented this month to enter our giveaway yet?

Today I’m going to tell you about Arbonne’s Country Garden Palette. When I first saw it the packaging alone made me want it, however I was reluctant. And even though I’ve wanted to switch to a healthier daily makeup routine I still faltered. But I finally gave in and this beauty arrived in my mail this week.

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This awesome set comes with blush, bronzer, four shadows and a lipstick. The fact that its inspired by the English country side kills me! I love it. Let me dive right into the lipstick because I AM IN LOVE.

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Seriously if I could order 500 of these I would. I LOVE the packaging and that its white and gold, so cute and so stylish. The pink colour would, in my opinion, suit just about anybody. It glides on like a balm and has a ton of moisture which is incredible for my usually dry lips. Also it smells like candy but its not an overwhelming smell. Its nice and sheer but the colour still stands out and is decent at building.

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I’ll tell you now, if you’re going for a matte look this palette is not for you. It has a nice glow and sparkle to it that helps enhance your features and helps you to create a soft, feminine look.

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The eyeshadows have a great pay off and they’re perfect for a soft romantic summer look. But you can also build the darker colour for a more bold, yet still soft and romantic eye. The brush is adorable as well, but I usually don’t use brushes that come with a palette, however I like that its all vegan.

Lipstick, blush, bronzer

Lipstick, blush, bronzer

For me I would use the blush as more of a highlight as its got a pretty high sheen, but depending on your skin tone you could love it as a full on blush. With the bronzer I apply it to my nose, tops of my cheek bones, hairline on my forehead and my chin to naturally highlight where the sun would hit my face. I’ve been loving that summer look. And I love the lipstick because it perfectly compliments my lips whether I’m going out to lunch with a friend or having drinks on the weekend.

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Bluebell, Woodrose, Birch and Willow

If you look hard enough you can actually make out the gold flecks of the shadow Willow. It was pretty hard to photograph but works as a wonderful base or brow highlight. But as you can see the other three have got a great colour pay off.

The upside to this set is that its all vegan with no harmful chemicals. Which means all those adorable animals that I love aren’t getting tested on and I know what I’m putting on my skin wont age me or make me sick.

The only downside in my books is that its LIMITED, so if you’re on the fence just take the plunge. And remember I can get you 20% off!

What have you been using to create your favourite summer looks?

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Quick n’ Lovely Foundation Showdown

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

Foundation — its a complicated staple of a lot of beauty routines. It seems so simple but there is way more to it than meets the eyes, you have to get the correct colour, correct coverage, correct finish for whatever look you’re going for. Personally I feel like I’ve still got a lot to learn about it but so far these have been my staples. Lets go from full coverage to light coverage, shall we?

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Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation – In 15

This baby was brought to my attention by V. It is a great matte look with full coverage. I think it is GREAT for contouring and for when you really want that full coverage look to last all the way to last call — if last call is your sort of thing. With this foundation a little goes a long way so even though its expensive it lasts and lasts and lasts.
Downside and tips: Its heavy so you definitely feel it on your skin. I only use it for nights out and I would recommend washing it as soon as you get home. For me this is NOT an every day foundation. Also the smell is pretty chemically.

Nars Sheer Glow – In Mont Blanc

I first heard about this foundation during a Pixiwoo make-up tutorial on YouTube. The price point was pretty scary for me but one day I took the plunge. If I recall correctly it wasn’t a head over heels love, it was gradual but it soon became a staple in my make-up routine. I would say its medium to full coverage and its nice for being able to build. It gives you a nice flawless look thats more natural and glowy. Nic from Pixiwoo used it on her wedding day!
Downsides and tips: When your skin is dry this foundation looks flaky, so make sure to exfoliate! (My favourite exfoliating product is the Arbonne FC5 Exfoliating New Cell Scrub. Want to try it? Ask me for my discount)

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Make Up Forever HD Foundation – In 120

This was my staple before Nars Sheer Glow came into the picture. I would say its light to medium coverage. Its light weight so you never feel like you’re totally caking it up. It is great for a daily foundation but its also build-able for a night out, which I love. They also have a ton of colours to choose from.
Downsides and Tips: I noticed once I switched to Nars Sheer Glow that this one wasn’t as flawless as I had remembered, but go try it for yourself!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation – In 52 Vanilla

This is another foundation V brought to my attention. Its light weight and gives you a light, natural dewy coverage that makes you just glow! It is perfect for every day when you just want to even out your skin tone and rock that natural look. Plus it smells SO YUMMY. In my opinion its the perfect foundation for the summertime, but I did enjoy it in the winter as well.
Downsides and tips: If you’re looking for full coverage matte this is SO not for you.

Vichy Dermablend in 15, Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc, Make-up Forver HD in 120 , Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in 52 Vanilla

Vichy Dermablend, Nars Sheer Glow, Make-up Forver HD, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

I actually just started using a new foundations that I’m loving from Arbonne called Perfecting Liquid Foundation with SPF 15, so keep your eyes peeled for a review on that!

Have you tried any of these foundations? Do you have a favourite foundation, tell me about it and enter into our Monthly Comment Giveaway.

Stay Lovely,

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