Buxom X Ash K Holm Eyeshadow Palette

Buxom Launched a limited edition eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Ash K Holm who’s a makeup artist and educator. This eyeshadow has a mix of bold and edgy colours with a very unique and interesting combination of colours and textures. These shadows are primer – infused so its rich and longer wear at the same time. The palette is consists of 12 limited edition shades that include neutrals and jewels which makes this palette quite glorious. There is a mix of matte, satin and metallic finishes in this palette with an amazing pigment payoff. All shades are coordinated to create many amazing day and night looks. I have been playing around with the palette for some time now and I have been loving how I can use this palette to create easy soft looks + some amazing evening looks. There are quite some eyeshadow palettes that make into my vanity and this one is one of them.
All shadows apply easily with eyeshadow brushes and I find you get a better pigment payoff to using fingertips with metallic finishes.

  • Living is a nice golden-peach in shimmery finish
  • Iconic is a peach-beige in satin finish
  • Unfiltered is a honey-nude in matte
  • 1989 is a bright coral in matte finish
  • Major is a cool-lilac in shimmer finish
  • Scorpio is a gorgeous navy-teal in shimmer finish
  • Stacks is a beautiful light-copper metallic finish
  • Teddy a golden-tan in matte finish
  • Rich Rich is a medium golden-brown in matte (my favorite brown with red under tone)
  • Dynasty is a beautiful golden-taupe with sparkles
  • Royalty is a perfect orchid-purple in matte finish
  • Smokin’ is a jet-black in matte finish

The palette is just stunning!!! I absolutely love all the colours in this palette. I like that there are perfect warm neutrals with a combination of nice pop of colours that can be used as a base or as an accent shade to bring an exceptional finish to the eye look. The performance of the formula is excellent and I find the palette carries shades and goes well with a yellow undertone which is perfect for me. The palette literally calls me my name _ I received it as a press sample but I would have bought it for the fact I can use all the colours. For me, there is a great selection of light and deep nudes including jet black plus when it comes to colours those would be shades I would pick to wear.

You can find this limited edition palette available at Sephora and Nordstrom. I have linked a couple of my favourite makeup items below from the brand to finish the look.

Press sample provided and courtesy of Buxom for reviewing purposes.

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Fall Nail Polish Swatches | OPI, China Glaze & CND

I’ve been into deeper shades for the fall season almost all the time, and I have few favourite shades from the new Fall Collections that I wanted to share with you all. I do have few must-have deep shades from Dior, Essie and O.P.I that are my go-to when it comes to classic shades for my nails. Although I have always loved and been impressed by the Dior brand for their shade range the Dior Vernis range I find doesn’t last well on nails as other brands do.

when it comes to deep tones, there are hit or miss depending on your skin tone. For me, deep wine tones are a huge hit and recently I have been liking deeper sapphire blues for a change.

O.P.I

O.P.I. Nail formulas are my favourite for their lasting power and performance. They do last quite nicely on my nails with all the chores I do around the house and I find the gel top coat really makes a huge difference on its wear. Here are comparable swatches of the shades I like to wear during the fall season.

  • Lets Take an Elfie is from shine bright collection and its a shimmery violet-purple nail polish shade. I think this one is a little fun and sexy to wear. I like to wear this shade for events and date nights.
  • Complimentary Wine is my all time favorite – its a deep burgundy nail polish. This one is from Milan collection which was one of my favorite collection from O.P.I.
  • Dressed to the Wine is from shine bright collection and is wines with this a nice red-wine shimmer nail polish shade
  • I’m Not Really a Waitress is a vivacious chianti red with shimmers.

China Glaze

China Glaze has been a good nail polish formula for many years. The new Autumn Collection is out and the entire collection is just gorgeous. I have full swatches of the Fall Autumn Collection on my Instagram page for you guys and here are few shades that I am admiring for the season.

  • Modern Auburn is a gorgeous dark red crème. Probably one of my favourite shades from the collection. It’s different than what i like from deep dark reds. It carrie a hint of deep eggplant shade that is just devine.
  • Evening Seduction is a nice deep plum polish, very opeque and pigmented. Two coates brings its true color. Its a perfect shade to pick up the mood.

CND

I have recently started to play around with the CND Nail polishes and I have been in love with their selection of shades. I also found their shades really compliment my skin tone and wears quite well on my nails compare to other nail brands, especially when you use the Gel Top Coat.
They just introduced their Fall collection and I am thrilled to get the entire collection to swatch them here for you all. The collection carries are a great range of shades for the fall season plus they come in shellac.

Wooded Bliss
This is a beautiful deep purple-brown crème. It’s a perfect fall-neutral shade that you can wear easily.

Books & Beaujolais
This is a nice and perfect red creme with a warm undertone. It’s probably one of the reds that work with my skin tone very well.

Candlelight
This is a mustard yellow crème shade. It’s a shade for those who prefer to bring more colour to their nails.

Verbena Velvet
This is a deep purple creme shade that is very darling. I think this is one of IT shades for the season that is quite romantic and perfect for date nights and events.

Wrapped in Linen
This is a neutral beige crème. If you’re a neutral love this is a nice shade that pulls of warmer tones.

Soft Flame
This is a bright coral creme shade. It’s bright enough to wear it through the fall season.

Favorite Blues For Fall

Find the right shade of blues that would go well with your skin undertone is quite frustrating and if you get it wrong it will turn into a total fail. Not all blue shades go well with my skin tone but there are few blues that has become my stables for my fall nails look and they are as follows:

O.P.I. Duomo Days, Isola Nights is a beautiful denim blue from Milan Collection and has a mirrored finish and one full coat is good enough to get the true colour but I would prefer for two to get that nice even finish.

Royal Blue from Loreal is another blue I like to wear for the fall season. It’s quite deep but I love when the light hits it brings its indigo shade out. I find this shade is quite flattering on all skin tones.

That’s a wrap for fall nail polishes, I hope this post has helped you find the right shade you’re looking for this season. I tried to cover all the new must-have nail polish launches in this post. My nail polish collection is growing yet I like to keep it simple and easy to wear without any surprises. I have shared live swatches of the CND and China Glaze fall 2021 collection on my Instagram Reel and you can find them online at NailPolishCanada.com

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10 Skincare products you Should get excited about this Fall 2021

It’s just that time of year that we see a bunch of new skincare launches happening for the upcoming transitioning season. It’s the time we pull out our sleeves to get ready for cooler and drier months ahead. Here today I am sharing some of my favourite Fall launches that will take you through these dry and cool months easily. Many of these products might make an individual appearance on an upcoming blog post.

Let’s get started to see what’s NEW!

  1. Guerlain just introduced the Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil is a multitasking facial oil that is formulated with 95 percent naturally derived ingredients that adds radiance and plumpness to the skin. This serum feel like a slik on the skin with its watery texture and is a perfect transition skincare product for the fall seasean. Love how it obsorbs into the skin immediatly without any greasy of heavy feel on skin.
  2. U beauty Resurfacing Compound is not a new product but the brand it self was introduced last year which sold more 20000 on its first day. I have been using this serum for more than a month now in my friday facial nights and it really lives up the hype. This serum is a multitasking serum that brightens, resurfaces, renews, tightens, equalizes and defends skin in one simple, skin-nourishing step. I will have a full post on the enitre line very soon.
  3. Clarins been always a good starting brand for me and this time they just introduced their RE-BOOST line and i got to try the Refreshing Moisturizing Cream. I alwasy get to get asked on how to start with skincare, this is probably one of the products for those who wants to start with a gentle skincare product and I believe is best for youth and those with only hydration concerns. Its formulated with 92 percent natural-origin ingredients.
  4. It Cosmetics just launched and collection of facial serums Bye Bye Serums. This been reviewed on the blog last couple weeks ago and they’re serums that are desinged well to combat skincare concerns. You can find all the detials plus how to use them here.
  5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex is a new nourishing eye serum that feels just amazing under the eye area and if ANR serum been your thing then this concentrated serum will do some amazing transformation on your skin. You can wear it along or layer it with your favorite eye cream for drier months for extra boost for fimness and youth.
  6. When it comes to body care I thrive to look for a magical hydrating boy moisturizer and I think i can officailly say that I have found it. The new Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream is AMAZING!! Its lightweight and melts like an oil once it applies to the body + instantly moisturizes skin. If you’re looking for one then i would highly recommend to do look into this.
  7. Versed Skincare is a new clean, curtly free, vegan and affordable products that are in my testing session, although my selection is limited when it comes to affortable skincare products but I am already loving them. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and doesn’t irretate skin. I will have a full post on how to use it on your skincare routine.
  8. As much as I love skincare products, my excitment levels goes high when I descover skincare products formulated with natural and organic ingredients. I just discovered a new brand Neal’s Yeard which is a canadian based brand with amazing offerings for the season. I have been testing out their Wild Rose Beauty Balm for the past couple of weeks – its an multi-purpose balm that you can use to use as a cleanser, nourishing overnight mask, sunburn relieve, heel softner (my favorite part) as well as you can use it for Eczema + psoriasis to heel. Its formulated with organic wild rosehip oil and balancing belnd of organic geranium and patchouli essential oils.
  9. Jouviance just introduced their new PROCORRECT+ ADVANCED SPOT CORRECTOR this season. This is a brightening treatment to evenout the skintexture + darkspots on complexion. The formula is lightweight and performs amazingly on all skin types and textures.
  10. Last but not least Glow Reciep jsut launched a Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Treatment Serum. This is one of the K-beauty brand that formulates their products wisely and with a much affordable price range. If you’re looking for a Vitamin C serum with to brighten up you complexion then this is the one you need to try. I just strated to test this week and will report in the upcoming skincare post on how its working on my skin.
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