Bridal Shower|OOTD|MOTD|HOTD|

To kick off the wedding month, the first function was a bridal shower. Bridal showers aren’t a thing in my culture but of course people still have one if they’d like. This happened to be my first bridal shower (since I’m still a teen), and I don’t think I’ll be going to one in a while 😛


First off we have my outfit. I decided to wear a pastel blue dress which I got from Burlington Factory a while back. The dress is sleeveless with a lace back and two slits down the sides of the dress. I paired this with a white cardigan and white tights underneath because of the slits. For shoes I wore white sandals (which I know you can’t see because I hate my toes) which I got from Forever 21. On my ears (which you can see in the picture below) I’m wearing white pearl earrings.

For my makeup I kept it really simple. I’d just like to mention that my makeup won’t be anything extraordinary in any of the wedding functions since makeup isn’t something I’m great at.

For my base, I’m wearing Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in Medium Sheer Tint. On my cheeks I used Essence Silky Touch Blush in Adorable. For my highlight I used Hard Candy Tiki Bronzer WHICH I DO NOT RECOMMEND. If you’d like to see why, check out my last post here. I still ended up using it though because since I have it I might as well use it than waste it. I tight lined my eyes with Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever and even smudged a little on my lower lasheline. On my water line I used the same product but in the shade Tu-Tu-Turquoise. The masacara I used was Maybelline Colossal Volume. To set my makeup I used Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder. I finished off the look with a little bit of Vaseline on the lips.

I also ended up keeping it simple with the hair and just straightned it.

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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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So what do you think? Is it a dupe or not?

Tiny Little Haul + Small First Impressions

IMG_6606-1I just came back from Walmart & Shopper’s DM, so I thought I’d quickly show you what I got and my first impressions.

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First is Essence Silky Touch Blush in “10 Adorable”. What the name says is true, these blushes are quite soft and not chalky. This blush is great to give a natural look, and is also buildable.

IMG_6612 Next is NYC In a Minute nail polish in “Minted On Broadway”. I wouldn’t say the nail polish dries in a minute, but it still is quicker than other nail polishes. And with just two coats, you get beautiful nails with lots of shine!

IMG_6616Lastly is Pure Ice Matte Top Coat in “Frost Finish”. This top coat does truly do the job of making your nails matte! It also dries quick and only cost $1.97 for quite the amount of product.

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.

ELF Eyelash Curler

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Having not so curly lashes, my eyelash curler is something I’ve loved since 7th grade.. Even my fish seems to love it!

This bad boy is E.L.F Mechnical Eyelash Curler which I picked up from Dollar Tree when I was in the States.

First off, let’s just talk about how beautiful it looks in the colour white. *takes a moment of silence because holyyy*

Anyways, I’ve been using this to curl my lashes for a quite a while now, and it works perfectly. It also lasts a long time, but sometimes the padding might tear in the middle if you use too much pressure (just sometimes).

My lashes also stay curled for a very good amount of time when I use this eyelash curler, so I really like it ❤

It’s also a very affordable product, so check it out if you have the chance because I’m sure this is something you’ll love! 🙂

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