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Sampled Out

While my 2019 Low Buy is off to a rocky start my goal to use up samples is going strong 💪

NARS Skin Luminous Moisture Cream 2 ml

I wouldn't spend $64USD (1.7 oz / 50 ml) on it but it was moisturizing. A little went a long way so this foil packet actually lasted for more than two uses.

Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist 'Scent to Sleep / Tranquility' 5 ml

Neom claims this is the 'Tranquility' scent but it doesn't smell like the original. That said, I was very happy to receive this in a Christmas set from Victoria. The Neom Organics line is available locally from Pure Source. 30 ml retails for $32USD.

Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner for Combination to Oily Skin 50 ml

I purchased the Laneige Pore Care Trial Kit whilst in Orlando because I needed a toner. The Laneige line is an affordable K Beauty brand available form Sephora. 200 ml retails for $28USD; I would repurchase.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster 9.76 ml

Y'all know I'm a fan of thi…

2018 Top Five | Prettiest Purchases

I'd like to think I bought less makeup last year since less releases interested me. Of course I still fell into some traps...

NARS Spiked Audacious Lipstick 'Siouxsie'

An edgy twist to a formula I already love? Sold.

Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette '001 Universal'
I swatched this back in September and managed to walk away but it just wouldn't let me be.

Sonia G Brushes

If you don't know who Sonia is check out her blog. She's taken her passion for makeup brushes and poured it into her own line. Such an inspiration!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Unlocked

I'm still waiting for Hourglass to release a Holiday palette that's completely black people friendly but swatching this in person made me curious enough to try it.

M.A.C Extra Dimension Skinfinish 'Snowflushed'

Read my thoughts on the whole Holiday 2018 collection here.

Honourable mention:

Viseart Grand Pro Volume 2

Fuh somebody dat ain't an eyeshadow person I sure buy some expensive pa…

Pun De Cuttin Board

Happy New Year!

After seeing fireworks at Disney, I was wondering who else spends that kinda money on a light show.

On to the update...

From the first post, I actually back-to-M.A.Ced that PaintPot. I'm not a fan of how dry the matte ones make my eyelids look. I used everything in June's edition which is a great improvement 😎. '356 Warm Coconut' might be too warm for me but I'll give it another shot. 'Slayahh' I'm going to pass on to Heidi since it was too light for my complexion. She mixes hers with her face powder to make the perfect under eye highlight. The Strobe of Genius palette get through by being an excellent travel palette. I'm happy I didn't buy a full size of the Beauty Flash Balm; it's an ok primer but I have too many. 'Wanderlust' is a gorgeous inner corner highlight. Be careful with these Stila liquid eyeshadows though; they seem to dry out pretty fast. Too fast for $24USD if yuh ask me.

So what's next?

Colour Punc…

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

Usually I do these cleanser reviews when I've used the product for a while. Typically a little before half the product is gone. Well...

...this is almost done. I was using this in the shower and yuh know, time just got away.
From the Beautylish site:
"About Brightening Cleanser
A customer favorite that washes away impurities to leave skin soft, refreshed, and luminous. The combination of its proprietary blend of fruit oils, lycopene (from tomatoes) and hydrolyzed wheat protein (from wheat) - make it ideal for cleansing, hydrating, tightening, firming, and complexion control. Gently wash away makeup and impurities with this antioxidant-rich formula. Strawberry Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Tomato extracts help strengthen, firm and protect, leaving the skin hydrated, silky and luminous. Doubles as an exfoliating mask if left for 5 minutes before rinsing.

Who It’s For
Ideal for of all skin types especially those with uneven texture and dullness.

How to use
Apply a small amo…

M.A.C Shiny Pretty Things Haul

In the most tardy local M.A.C Holiday release ever, Shiny Pretty Things was made available when the new store finally opened in The Colonnade Mall on December 3rd.

From YouTube chatter, it seemed like the eyeshadow singles and the Extra Dimension Skinfinish 'Snowflushed' were the hot ticket items. 'Snowflushed' is supposedly a big pan of 'Stylishly Merry'. To me, those thing were definitely mesmerizing to look at but the lip glasses were the unexpected stunners.

At this point, M.A.C items in limited edition packaging are collector's pieces. Right? Right. I was more looking at what would make great gifts.

T - B: 'Scarcely Seen', 'Rosebuddy' and 'Caketop'
Of course I had to get a bullet lipstick...

Matte Metallic 'Straight Fire'
The matte bright fuchsia 'Both Cheeks' looked gorgeous too but we all know I barely wear pink lipstick.

Just like the Nutcracker Sweet Collection they also released sets of minis. They claim these…

Uh Bariffle Ah Empties

More garbage 😁

If you think #beautyblogger life is glamorous lemme tell wha um really is: holding on to trash until you deliver the content.


Everything above has been previously mentioned; click the links below for more information:

Peter Thomas Vitamin C Brightening Serum
REN Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel
Suki Concentrated Clarifying Toner
Sunday Riley Good Genes
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

'Winter Candy Apple', 'Peach Bellini' and 'Black Cherry Merlot' are standard repurchases. Everything else was ok. That Exfoliating Hand Soap smelled great ('Toasted Vanilla Chai') but the consistency and the dispenser didn't add up long term.

If you have dry skin check out that Softsoap Luminous Oils line. I've seen it locally in Massy Stores. The Coconut Coco Shea line from Bath and Body Works smells amazing.

The Sally Hansen is a solid back up when I can't find my favourite nail polish remover. That Butter London Powder Room Ac…