Hard Candy Tiki Bronzer Review


After recieving a ton of Eidi on Eid-Al-Fitr, I decided to spend the first bit on makeup. Highlighter is a look I’ve really been into lately but I didn’t own an actual one. I’ve been using an eyeshadow from a mini eyeshadow palette I have and it worked wonderfully. However, I thought it was time I bought myself a proper highlighter.


Although this product is called a bronzer, it definitely isn’t one, at least not for my skin tone. This would probably work as a bronzer for super pale skin.

I saw plenty of amazing reviews for this product online and decided to buy it after accepting the fact that Canada doesn’t sell more affordable highlighters from brands life Elf, Wet n Wild, and Essence. The reviews said that it was a strong highlight and the shimmer didn’t actually show once applied to the skin.

I was still a little double minded on buying this though because I rarely spend money on makeup, and this product cost a little under $10. Eventually I set my mind on this highlighter and purchased it.

I was so excited to try it out! I swatched it on my fingers and thought the colour was beautiful. But unfortunately, once applied to the skin, you couldn’t see it. It felt a little powdery as applying it and you couldn’t see a thing.

Then I decided to use a brush and I got the same results. All I could see was glitter.

Next I decided to wet my brush and apply it. This did help a little, but it still wasn’t as intense as I wanted it to be. Fortunately though, it was build able.

But once I got it to the intensity that I liked, the highlight looked more of a white, glittery streak rather than a golden sheen.

I was super disappointed to see that it wouldn’t blend and it had so much glitter!

I did try this highlighter a few times after the first time hoping that it would look better this time, but it never did.

I really wish I didn’t buy this product and I do not recommend it if you don’t like a glittery highlight.

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Lipgloss|Matt|Soft Nude|💟

Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss in Soft Nude

After finally getting over the fact that this lip cream is not available in Canada, I found it on my trip to Pakistan. The price was a little higher here (after converting it), but I knew it wasn’t available where I live so I picked it up without hesitation.

The first thing I’d like to say is hOLY IT SMELLS AMAZING. This cream has a sweet vanilla scent when applying which I feel is 90% of the reason why I like this product. The doe foot applicator is also a pro.

But other then that, there’s nothing much to this lip cream. The shade is a soft brown which looks no different then my natural lip colour, and the formulation is neither matte or creamy. It’s somewhere in between which I feel doesn’t look so good on the lips.

When I do wear this lip cream I like to pair it on top of a lipstick.

OVERALL RATING: 2/5

MAC “Faux” and “Soar” DUPE | Kylie Jenner Lip – Drugstore Edition | 💋

I did a little bit of research and found that Kylie Jenner uses MAC lipstick in “Faux” and lipliner in “Soar” to achieve her nude lip. I then also found out that I own dupes for both.

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I tried out the lip combo and this is how it looks:

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IMG_9258 So what do you think? Is it a dupe or nah?

Essence: Get BIG! Lashes Volume Boost & Get BIG! Lashes Volume Curl

IMG_6796I’ve always been curious about the Essence mascaras because they seem to be a big hit or miss. When I saw Shoppers Drug Mart had a BOGO sale for the Get BIG! Lashes mascaras, I decided to finally try them out. After reading loads and loads of reviews, I chose the Volume Curl and Volume Boost mascaras.

First, let’s talk about Volume Curl.

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PROS

  • Very light, unoticable scent (this is coming from a girl who is very sensitive to scents)
  • Lengthens
  • Price ($3.99CAD)
  • Curls lashes

CONS

  • Couple of small clumps after 2 coats.
  • Lots of product comes off onto the brush, causing lashes to clump together
  • Doesn’t volumize
  • Weighs down lashes

Next is Volume Boost.
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PROS

  • No clumps (even after 3 coats)
  • Very light, unoticable scent
  • Brush is good size
  • Give short lashes some length
  • Price

CONS

  • Wet formula (causes spidery lashes)
  • Heavy formula (weighs down lashes)
  • Flakes on eyelids
  • Kind of makes eyes burn
  • Does not volumize
  • Not buildable

Since the mascara was weighing down my eyelashes, I tried wiping off the access on a tissue before applying the mascara and after three coats it just gave a natural look. It didn’t work for my long lashes or my sisters short lashes. This mascara also made my eyes burn a little.

OVERALL RATING: 2/5

WOULD I REPURCHASE: No, I would not repurchase.

New Essence Lippies!

Last week my sister and I went to a different Shoppers than the one we usually go to and their Essence rack was all stocked up, so we decided to pick up a couple lipsticks and lipliners! IMG_5992

I Am Yours is a beautiful reddish pink shade.

Natural Beauty is a mauve-y pink, or a MLBB (my lips but better) shade, perfect for everyday wear.

Satin Mauve is a matt, brownish mauve.. kind of like Kylie Jenner’s signature lip!

In the Nude is your classic nude (which unfortunetly doesn’t suit my skin tone) and is also matt.

IMG_5993Have you ever tried any Essence products? What would you highly recommend?

Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil

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Need the perfect eyeliner for beginners? Well I’ve got just the one for you by Essence! Essence is a brand that offers high quality makeup for affordable prices and is exclusively available here in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart.

I’ve been using this eyeliner for about a year now, and have already purchased my third one. When I bought the eyeliner I didn’t expect myself to use it often because I thought I’d never be able to learn how to apply eyeliner. But boy was I wrong because it’s probably the easiest eyeliner I’ve ever used! It applies soft, smooth, and pigmented, and lasts all day. The eyeliner is also wearable on the lash line to give your lashes a fuller look. I will admit though that it applies quite light on the waterline and doesn’t last as long.

This twist up eyeliner costs $3.49 (Canadian) and is available in 6 different colours. I have “01 Black Fever” and “17 Tu-tu-turquoise”, the names of the shades speaking for themselves.

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If you find yourself at Shoppers and want to try something new and easy to use, then definitely try this eye liner!