Checking out another form of a favourite…

Ah titles.

They escape me at times. I was playing around with this one, and just couldn’t quite catch what I wanted to say.

In any case, today I wanted to share about a product I like using, in a different form.

Marcelle BB Cream to Powder Compact
Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact

So several weeks back, Marcelle had a promo online. If you spent over $25, you would get a gwp of their makeup remover, and their lovely Xtension Plus Mascara.

So of course I had to place an order. Except I didn’t know what to get, and thus I put it off.

Then when I went back a little while later, I found that their BB products were on sale! Success. I ended up picking up their BB cream in medium to dark, and their compact in light to medium. With taxes I paid a little over $33, and was super happy about it.

I’ve been using the MUFE Pro Finish compact, but it is always nice to try out another compact that I can carry about with me.

Having been released in the summer of 2012, this is an 8 in 1 product
Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact

Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact

I like the way that it has been set up. The sponge is pretty decent, as it is spongey, thick enough to work with, but not so hard that it would make application look cakey.

My friend has a Mamonde (Korean brand) BB Compact, and this reminds me of it.

Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact

Flip up the lid…

Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact

Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact
Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact
I love that there is a separator for the sponge and the product.

Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact
Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact
Before – After
The product fills in my pores a little, covers up the redness of my blemishes, and though it is harder to tell in the lighting, does even out my skintone overall.

Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact
Marcelle BB Cream to Power Compact
I also love that they left enough of a gap that none of the product sticks to the little divider even after flipping it down.

Of course like any compact, it can be a pain. What I end up doing is using the sponge 4 times before cleaning it. I use a half for touch ups mid day, then use another half another day, then flip the sponge to the other side and use it another two times. It helps a lot, because I have pretty oily skin. This way, it decreases the amount of my oils getting in to the product and messing it up. In any case, that’s what I do.

I’ve always wanted a Poodle…so why not :P

Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow + Eyeshadow Brush
Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow in Poodle

Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow in Poodle

A few weeks before boxing day, I went to Sephora to use my giftcard. While standing in line, I saw this set. But there wasn’t a price tag. So when I got to the cashier, I got her to scan it for me, and it turned out to be $12. Excited, I picked it up. I had wanted to try it out, because Jill @JilloJello had mentioned it on several occasions. And at $12, it was a steal!

It turned out that it was a boxing day deal that was released early!

Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow in Poodle

In any case, it contained the Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Poodle, which is a very pale yellow gold. It first feels like a spongey slightly damp product, but goes on like a powder. It is also a little on the sheer side. But I like the versatility, as I can use it as a highlight is I blend it out well enough.

Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow in Poodle

Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow in Poodle

The other thing was the Eyeshadow Brush. A very dense brush that is just the right size. The brush holder isn’t that great though, as the vinyl material makes it hard to push the flap in to the loop. So I don’t actually use it.

Anyway, I like that it is such a light colour, which provides shimmer on the lid, brightening up the area if you just want a slight boost.

You can find Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow at Sephora for $23CAN, and the Eyeshadow Brush for $21CAN.

If you are tempted to try out the Stay There Eyeshadow’s, there is a duo set for Pug and the Eyeliner HERE for $18CAN

As a final tidbit, this is what the description for Sephora said about the naming of the products

In honor of our favorite Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow and the furry friends they’re named after, Bare Escentuals is making a charitable contribution to Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. – vis Sephora

Buxom Stay There Eyeshadow in Poodle

Last Week on Instagram…

If you are reading this on a reader, you might not see the Instagram photos. You will either need to check out my Instagram HERE, or check out the post. If you can, then yay :)

 

Some of the deluxe samples I got from Sephora from orders I played earlier on in the year. Too bad they changed their duty policy…so I have to pay depending on the products.

I got a new black box of goodies from #BeautyUnited, and having fun playing with the CoverGirl products. Then I realized Sunday evening that there was a Vidal Sassoon DRY SHAMPOO! I love my Batiste, but I like trying out new dry shampoos, so I’m pretty excited to try this out. Especially since it is a dark hair one. I mean I dont really mind regular versions, as I don’t struggle too much to get the white dust out. But can be helpful for many others.

Degunking my pores with Biore and Kiehls

My Beauty Diary Masks. Still one of my favourite ones.

Just a few things I shared on the blog in the last few weeks

Got new things to play with, thanks to Farley & Co. This is one of them. The Ecotools Konjac. My second konjac, so far so good :)

I find that my body craves veggies now. The older I get, the more signs it gives me. I guess…thank you?

Beautiful morning Sunday. Due to a network error, I didn’t know I didn’t have to start tutoring til 11. So I sat on the bench, and sipped my coffee.

Funny Mum. My brother unexpectedly came home for a night, and she told him to eat dimsum the next morning. I asked “What about me??”

“You can eat 1pcs”

lol