On The Rotation: Lipglosses

Hi Pretties!

If you missed my On The Rotations on Lip Balms and Blushes click and read! Today I will share with you the lipglosses I’ve been loving and reaching for the most over the last little while. Maybe you’ve tried some of these… maybe you’ll find out a bit more about something you’ve been wanting to try!

NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu; Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balm in Truffle Kiss; Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in Heartbeat; L'oreal Infallible leGloss in Sangria

NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu; Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balm in Truffle Kiss; Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in Heartbeat; L’oreal Infallible le gloss in Sangria

L’oreal Infallible 8hr le gloss – Sangria

Besides slight stickiness, this is a really good gloss. Long-lasting, decent formula and easy to apply. The colour is a deep pink, almost berry shade with a brown neutral undertone. I did a review on this previously HERE.  This shade enhances the deeper pink in my lip tone, almost leaning towards a deep berry shade. I know I’ll be reaching for this one more often this winter.

Rimmel Vinyl Gloss – Heartbeat

This is an all time favourite of mine. I love the MLBB colour this shade gives me and the formula goes on smooth, not sticky and smells like cake. What more could you want! I think this shade is very natural that it would compliment any lip/skintone as it gives only a hint of warm pinky-brown colour.

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm – Truffle Kiss

I’ve raved about these lipgloss/balm hybrids before and I’ll rave about them again! Truffle Kiss is a nice neutral brown, slightly peachy shade that just adds enough colour to warm up my liptone. I can’t get over the Almay lip balm formulas — probably the best in the drugstore market in terms of providing amazing hydration and colour. When I need moisture on my lips and want something a bit more exciting than just a plain lip balm, I will reach for this. Click HERE for my review on these little wonders.

NYX Butter Gloss – Tiramisu

This is my first NYX lip product and I can assure you it won’t be my last! Love this formula — smooth, glossy and comfortable to wear. This one is a bit more opaque than the other glosses; colour pay-off is awesome for such a little amount used. Great nude-pink shade that wears well alone or overtop another lipstick. Read my previous review HERE!

Starting from wrist: L'oreal Infallible le gloss in Sangria, Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balm in Truffle Kiss; Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in Heartbeat; NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu

Starting from wrist: L’oreal Infallible le gloss in Sangria, Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balm in Truffle Kiss; Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in Heartbeat; NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu

Have you tried any of these lippies?  Likes or dislikes?  Suggestions? What do you reach for the most?

Thanks for reading Pretties!!



Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Hi Pretties!

For those of you who’ve been following me for a while now, you knooooow how much I am in love with The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil for removing my makeup at the end of each and every day. It’s the best product for getting every trace of makeup off, including waterproof eye makeup, before going in with a regular cleanser.

I love it so much. Kiss, kiss, smooch, hug.

Although I know it’s so important to cleanse my face at the end of the day, sometimes I just get plain lazy. On these lazy days, I still make a point of removing my makeup but instead of an over the sink cleanse, I will break out a good eye makeup remover and a cleansing cloth. The eye makeup remover I’ve been loving over the last few weeks is the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover:

I’m pretty sure this has been around for ages and has received rave reviews from everyone and their mama. I was using the Sephora eye makeup remover but it just wasn’t cutting it so I thought I’d give the Neutrogena one a try. Glad I did!

This eye makeup remover is amazing. While it sits, the formula separates into 2 entities; you have to shake it up well before each use to get the formula to combine thoroughly to get it to work properly.





A few bloops on a cotton pad, press gently against the eye with any makeup on it, wait a few seconds and wipe — and voilà! All makeup gone. Even waterproof mascara, trust me. It leaves a bit of an oily feeling on the lid (despite the “oil-free”-ness of it), but nothing crazy or difficult to rinse away. I’ll usually take a face wipe (remember, lazy day) and remove the rest of the makeup on my face with that as well as go over anything that’s left from on my eyelids — which is usually nothing, with the Neutrogena eye makeup remover.

I purchased this on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart for $7.99 Cdn.

I give the Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover: a STANDING OVATION

Have you tried this eye makeup remover? Like or dislike? What’s your fave eye makeup remover, if you have one?

Thanks again for stopping by!!


Maybelline Eyeshadows: The Nudes Palette and Leather Colour Tattoo

Hi Pretties!

For someone like me who doesn’t wear eyeshadow on a regular basis (partly because I’m no pro at applying it) but likes to play and experiment with different colours and formulas, I surpisingly have quite a decent collection of eyesahadows in my dressing table drawer!

The Maybelline The Nudes palette has been on every beauty blogger/Instagrammer page in the last few months — I finally found it for a good sale price ($6.99 Cdn) so I thought what better time to hop on that train!

The Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Eyeshadows (CTE) have been around for a long time — I have done a previous review HERE on the CTE in Bad to the Bronze (one of my go-to shadows). Maybelline came out with a new “Leather” line of CTEs — doting more of a matte finish as opposed to any satin or shimmery finish. I picked one up in the shade Vintage Plum.

Maybelline The Nudes palette

In this palette you get 12 neutral shades which is amazing for the price I paid (I think it goes for around $15 Cdn regular price, but I got it for $6.99!). As you can see, you get a beige, some taupes and browns, with a matte black, a gold, and couple highlight shades thrown in. In terms of colour, I would rate this good to great — I think the palette offers a nice range of neutrals that you can wear everyday or even experiment with for a bolder, neutral look.

This palette is an average to good one, in terms of formula. A few of the colours are slightly chalky and I get some fall out (the two lightest, highlight shades) and needs lots of work in building up a decent colour on the lids. Some feel smoother than others. But I would say that most of the colours are smooth to blend and easy to work with.

The top row:

Maybelline The Nudes:  top row swatches

Maybelline The Nudes: top row swatches


The bottom row:

Maybelline The Nudes:  bottom row

Maybelline The Nudes: bottom row swatches

So far, I’m liking this palette; for me, especially the deeper browns and the gold colour — they seem to give off the best pigment, easy to blend, best for my skintone and a good way for me to practice wearing/applying shadow without looking too over the top. Staying power seems OK and I’ve experience no substantial creasing, even when I don’t wear an eye primer.

For an eyeshadow beginner, for someone on a budget and for someone who just wants a pretty good, all-around basic neutral palette in their collection, The Nudes palette is a good one to try out.

I give the Maybelline The Nudes eyeshadow palette:  a HIGH FIVE  (PSSST!  Check out my Rating System in the menu bar above to see what my ratings mean!)

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Leather in Vintage Plum

I had high expectations for this cream shadow considering the fact that I completely adore the CTE in Bad to the Bronze.  However, I was sadly disappointed… not completely! But pretty much.

The formula of this is cunningly creamy when I swirl my finger around in the jar, but when I swatch it on my arm or onto my eyelid, it comes off a bit patchy and really needs to be worked in quickly to get it smoothed out before it sets. I’ve used it a few times and it’s the same situation every time.

The colour is one that I was initially very excited about – if I do wear eyeshadows, I typically reach purples because they make my brown eyes pop, without being too over-the-top. In the glass jar this looks like a beautiful deep lavender colour, however, when I swatch it it looks more grey with a hint of lavender. On my eyelid, it looks practically just grey, with almost no hint of purple or lavender. Gah!!

The one thing I do like about this, is that I can use this as a base or primer for any powder eyeshadow I decide to put on top of it. I’ve put this on before a violet powder eyeshadow and I found it helped to make it stay on longer and also brought out the colour of the powder shadow more.

I’ve heard mixed reviews on the other Leather shadow shades in this line – some good, some bad. But at this point, I don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to purchase any of the other shades.

I will still wear this CTE, when I want a subtle neutral colour on my lids or as a base under another powder shadow.

I give the Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Leather in Vintage Plum: a THUMBS DOWN

Have you tried any of these shadows?  Like or dislike?  Tell me!!

Thanks for reading!!