For this post, we will be reviewing the Marc Jacobs Glitter See-Quins Eyeshadow and it’s from the Marc Jacobs 2018 Holiday collection.
According to the Sephora website, “It’s a limited-edition, glitter-packed eyeshadow with bold pigment and maximum sparkle in six eye-catching shades.”
“This sequin-finish eyeshadow in a pot adds super-shimmering dimension to any look. The innovative, demi-pressed process allows the pigments to apply more vividly and gives the glitter maximum sparkle. The versatile formula can be packed on for intense glitter or blended for a soft wash of sparkle. It’s high-impact dazzle with smooth glide and bold color. Complete every outfit with a touch of See-quins in your choice of six sparkling shades. “
It costs $35+ taxes which will be 40$ on Sephora here in Montreal, Canada.
The shade that I got is 86 Copperazzi and it’s in 3.5g. I like the box or packaging. The gold and black design looks really classy. The actual container of the product is also very pretty. It has a gold cap with the brand name and a see through glass bottom. Be careful not to drop this because the bottle is breakable.
When you open it, you will see the shield inside that prevents that glitter from spreading all over the place. I wish all of the glitter or loose face powders got this kind of shield because I hate it when I open a glitter, eyeshadow, or loose powders and they spread all over my clothes or desk.
This is a beautiful copper shade of glitter. My mom also loves this shade. It has a lot of pigment everytime I swatch it. It has texture but it’s very easy to managed and blend it on your eyelids.
I used this eyeshadow too last holiday gatherings and dinner. A lot of people noticed my eyeshadow and complimented me for the glitter eyeshadow. I had applied essence metal shock shadow then I used the Marc Jacobs Copparazzi Glitter eyeshadow on the outer and inner corners of my eyes.
When applying the glitter eyeshadow, I noticed that there’s a big difference between applying the product using an eyeshadow brush and just with your fingertips. I suggest using your fingertips because it picks up more product and it is more pigmented on your eyelids.
LaurDIY is a content creator on Youtube and is most known for her amazing DIYs. It’s been a while since she launched her merch and she also partnered with Ardene. I’m excited to try them out and tell you what I feel about it.
It was hard for me to find her merch here in Montreal and I was waiting for a long time to find it in my local area. Fortunately, when I passed by in Ardene in Plaza Cotes Des Neiges area, I found her merch and it was on sale for 50%-70% off!
I purchased a larger size compared to my actual size because I personally like oversized hoodies.
LAURDIY MOOSE HOODIE and SHORTS
I find the clothing material thin and very lightweight. The design is good especially the colors. It has a pocket in front. The pocket is not that big to put both of your wallet and phone but I think your phone will fit perfectly.
As for the shorts that came with it, the design and combination of colors are also good. It is also a thing clothing material. The shorts are very comfortable to use at home and to sleep as well. The only problem I encountered was it was not adjustable. It has a ribbon or ties in front but you can’t use that to adjust the waistline. I got this one in medium size and fortunately, it fits me ok and no need to adjust the waistline.
This one has a slightly thicker and softer material compared to the MOOSE HOODIE. I feel like it’s also warmer when I tried it on. The pocket on the front has almost the same size as the MOOSE HOODIE.
As for the pants, they are comfortable and warm. The bottom of the pants tightens which I like for my body/leg structure.
However, I encountered the same problem with the MOOSE shorts. Since I purchased a larger size than my actual size, the pants were way too large for me. The tie on the front is also not adjustable.
The choice of color is also good. It’s a koala so it is in color gray and little touches of pastel pink heart on the front. And also as a mini heart blush for the koala hoodie.
IS IT WORTH IT?
For me, since I purchased it on a 50%-70% sale, I would say YES. They are very cute and comfortable that I may even wear the hoodies in school. It is stylish enough to be worn outside or casually. I personally like hoodies like this because I stream on Twitch.tv(https://www.twitch.tv/kaiseymahizaki) and my viewers also enjoy these kinds of hoodies.
I hope this quick review is helpful for you if you are also planning to try LAURDIY’s merch!
I’ll be reviewing BFFECT skin care products that I’ve been testing my self for weeks now and I will share my experience and thoughts about this product.
Who or what is BFFECT?
BFFECT is a skincare brand and the name signifies Basic Yet Effective. Their goal is to provide healthy and flawless skin without overpaying for “miraculous ingredients”.
It is also a young skin care brand that has gone viral and always gets the attention of people looking to have a perfect skin especially in Asia.
The best thing I love about this company is it is Cruelty-Free, so they dont test their products on animals. It is also Non-irritant so it’s definitely suitable for sensitive skin.
They have different product categories:
Hydrators and oils
The products I have been testing are hydrators and oils, and Brightening. I already filmed an unboxing video which I will link down below.
Products I tested:
A Daily Brightening Serum for Dark Spots Removal
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + Na-PCA 1% 30ml
A Classic Moisturizer to Make Skin Smooth, Elastic, and Radiant
My first impressions were the packaging was minimalistic and good. It was securely packaged for delivery. The bottle is glass and the dropper feels like glass as well.
The first time I used the product, I was excited to do the Instagram beauty guru dropper thing. I realized that a drop goes a long way.
I use the moisturizer in the morning and the Luz brightening serum for dark spots during the night. There is also a recommended usage written on the bottle or box but I prefer to use it that way.
When I started using the moisturizer in the morning, I saw a big difference on my skin. My skin is dry and flaky especially around the mouth area and forehead.
I have tried different moisturizers in the evening and morning and nothing soothes my skin. There was a point I got really desperate to find a good hydrator or moisturizer to solve this problem because even when I go to school or work, people tell me about my dry areas and patches on my skin.
Ever since I used this moisturizer from bffect, no one went up to me and tell me to hydrate my skin because it looks so smoothes and glowy. Even I was surprised because I was very close to give up on trying to find the perfect hydrator for my skin.
As for the Luz, the brightening one, I chose to get this one because I have dark spots on my face especially the forehead area because of my acne prone skin. I have been using products that are anti acne like salicylic acid and stuff but sometimes they cause more inflamation to my pimple and burn the skin that leaves more dark spots.
Luz has helped me brighten up my dark spots around my mouth area and also the forehead. Although I cannot prevent my pimples from appearing on my skin especially on that time of the month. Girls you know what im talking about. Luz has helped on the healing process. It never inflamed my pimples and the amazing thing I noticed, if I have a big pimple at night, when I use this before bed, in the morning it has gone smaller.
Now each person’s skin can react differently but BFFECT skincare is truly non irritant. I myself have sensitive skin but I never encountered a problem.
Now you might want to ask, these are oils, is it too oily when you apply it on the skin? I had that question too.
But the first time I used it, it never felt like it’s too oily. Once you applied it on your skin, it dries after 30 sec to a min which leaves your skin a hydrated feeling and not oily. I also put my makeup on top of it and my skin never went too oily or patchy as it used to before.
Even tho BFFECT sent me this product to test it out, when I ran out of it, I wont mind purchasing again using my own money because I see it really worthit because it’s affordable and definitely effective especially for my skin.
I definitely recommend this product and if you guys are interested, check out BFFECT’S website here: https://reurl.cc/aNV77
It’s back to school season! Are you excited to go back to school?
I went back to school last July 31st, and I know it’s an odd day of the month to go back to school so let’s just say I started August. Let me know if you’re school starts in August or September!
For this giveaway, it’s not a school supplies giveaway like every youtuber is doing right now but I want to giveaway eyeglasses instead! Firmoo reached out to me to try their new collection of eyeglasses but since I still have my own glasses, I wanted to give it out to you instead.
Before I get into the giveaway details, I wanted to do a review of their glasses!
The quality of the eyewear
I used Firmoo glasses since the very first time they reached out to me. It was 2016. So let’s say it’s been 2 years but this particular glasses I’m wearing in this video, I’ve been using it for a year now. It has a great quality, it never broke and didn’t have scratches even tho I didn’t put anti-scratch on it.
They have lots of other features or coatings that you can add for your glasses such as anti-glare, anti-fingerprint, anti-scratch, anti UV and so much more.
It is very affordable, and they go on sale often. They even have BOGO offers! Which will also be linked down below if you guys are interested!
2. Whether the prescription is right or not (for glasses with a prescription)
-The current firmoo eyeglasses that I’m using is with a prescription. I got my eyes checked and sent firmoo my prescription and they did a great job because when I checked the glasses when it arrived and the prescription is right. On their website, you have options on how to give them your prescription. You can scan and upload your prescription or just type it on the table or field they have provided. What I did was upload the prescription and also enter it on the field they have provided to make sure I sent the right prescription.
3. Whether it is easy to place an order
-It is very easy to place an order on their website. Never encountered a problem. Their website is very straightforward and user-friendly. They even have a feature which is called virtual try on which is very useful when picking out glasses to see which will look good on you.
Just in case you have questions or inquiries, their customer service is amazing. They respond fast and addresses your needs but be aware that when you email them on weekends, they might get back to you on the next business day.
4. The shipping aspect
-Shipping is very fast. When I order from them online, the product arrives in the same week. It actually depends where you live but I’m in Canada and it arrived really fast. The product is really handled properly and packed very well to make sure it is not damaged during delivery or transit.
5. Buying a pair online as the back-up is the best choice
-I never broke and lose my eyeglasses but I really suggest getting another pair of glasses as a backup just in case you broke yours and you couldn’t drive or take down notes in school because of your poor vision. In fact, I know someone very close to me that broke his glasses so many times and didn’t have a backup glasses and it gave him a hard time to do his simple everyday tasks.
6.The exchange & return policy
3-Month Warranty: Customers will enjoy a 3-month warranty (3 months of receiving), covering any possible defect in materials and workmanship. This warranty does not cover wear and tear from everyday use, or sudden force or impact.
30-Day Exchange&Return: Unsatisfied glasses can be exchanged or refunded within 30 days of receiving. Only shipping fees will apply. Customers are eligible for a one-time exchange&return for each order.
Now for the giveaway rules!
First of all, you need to be subscribed to my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHOeyB8wf5hnqo-9fc2DvPw?view_as=subscriber. I want to make sure that the winner will be a subscriber because I want to get back to you guys for subscribing and supporting my small channel.
I will be using gleam IO for this giveaway to make sure the giveaway is unbiased and randomly picked. The link will be down below to enter. The more entries you make, the more chances of winning so better check out the options that you have on the description box.
Also if you are under the legal age or under 18 when entering this giveaway, please make sure to ask permission from your parents or guardian because I will be directly emailing you the link to pick your free eyeglasses. Unfortunately, the shipping is not free but I don’t want you guys to pay for it. So since I’ll be paying the shipping fee, you will need to provide me the link for the glasses that you like and also your name and shipping address. This is why it is very important to me that you ask permission from a parent or guardian for you guys to be safe.
I will announce the winner on September 1, 2018, so that should be enough time for everyone to enter or make additional entries!
Special thanks to Influenster for sending the Voxbox for free and for testing/review purposes!
Total Tease Mascara claims:
“Full. Long. Refined. Sexy, teased lashes! Use the lash teasing mascara comb for ease and control to tease even the tiniest corner lashes for a full, voluminous look. Dark, defined lashes that last all day!”
My eyelashes are decent, not too thick, not too thin either. The total tease mascara adds volume to my eyelashes but doesn’t lengthen them.
The tease comb helps a lot with teasing my eyelashes especially reaching the tiniest corner.
It lasts more than 8 hours on my eyelashes.
Katy Kat Eyeliner claims:
“Created by Katy Perry! Get intense-looking eyes that get you noticed with COVERGIRL Katy Kat Eye Liner. It creates Bold to fine lines for the perfect Kat/cat eye. Requires sharpener, sharpener not included.”
This Katy Kat eyeliner is hard to use to create a wing eyeliner.
The smudging tool on the other end is pretty hard and rough to use on the eyes.
It doesn’t last long and it fades throughout the day.
It’s good to use for tight lining the eyes.
It’s good to use for a smokey eye look.
The shade I got was Kitty KatDabra has glitter on it and it only lasts 2-3 hours on my eyes then it fades.
So recently I’ve been really into arts and crafts and I want to practice calligraphy as well as practice my doodling skills. Now that I’m just a beginner, I don’t want to splurge on the art materials that I don’t even know how to use. So I bought some beginner items at an affordable price because, to be honest, I also don’t have the luxury to purchase a lot of arts and crafts materials.
The items below are purchased in different stores in my are in Montreal, Quebec. I purchased items from Ardene, in their supplies section, some are from the Dollarama (Dollar Store), some are from an art and crafts store names Deserres and the last item is purchased in a random gift shop.
I’ve been looking for a good clipboard that is not too expensive yet cute. When I walked into the dollar store, I indeed saw a lot of clipboards there but it’s either too big, too plain or not customizable or just not my taste. So when I found this on Ardene, I have to get it right away. Since it’s very cheap and the design and pastel colors are to my liking.
Ardene Rosegold/Black and Gold Pens
My desk theme right now is white/silver and gold and when I saw these pens, I knew it would be great for my desk! I was first skeptical because I think it just looks great yet it won’t write well but to my surprise, it was actually pretty good for writing as well! It was actually quite heavy when I write because of the fake diamond on top but now that I’m used to it, I don’t mind at all!
Ardene Pencil Case
Now that I have some fancy looking pens, why not a fancy looking pencil case?! This case is actually just the right size for me to put my on the go pens, pencils or art stuff and it won’t be bulky in my bag!
Ardene Sticky Notes
Who else is tired of plain simple colored sticky notes? Me! This sticky notes tho knows my style. The dusty pink colored pad with “make it happen” written on it makes me more motivated. Marble was a huge trend last 2016 but I think it never gets old and I also got marble design notepad in gray and white and the other one is a small sticky note in pink and white marble color! I’m really into pastel colors as well and the last small sticky note in this pack was a pastel turquoise with white diamond prints on it!
Gold Push Pins, Gold Paperclips, Gold Paper Binder
I have so much paper and documents on my desk and these items made me more organized! Since my desk has a gold theme, not only that I can get rid of the mess on my desk, getting organized plus it matches the style I have on my desk as well!
Metallic Washi Tapes
I honestly don’t know how or what to do with washi tapes but I really wanted to get one to design something. When I looked up online, it was quite expensive plus the shipping also costs too much for me and I’m afraid that if I got it, I don’t even know how to use it. Good thing when I came to the Dollarama, they sell washi tapes in sets at an affordable price! I picked one set which is this metallic set for me to know how I can use it and maybe in the future, invest in a better quality.
Studio Brush Pens
Now that I’m practicing calligraphy, I wanted to use brush pens for that and since I’m just a beginner, I don’t want to buy expensive brush pens when I can’t even use it right. So I picked up these Studio brush pens in Dollarama, cheap but good enough to practice!
I’ve been reading books lately and I get lost so easily and I’m tired of plain bookmarks because I easily lose them but with these magnetic bookmarks, I’m always sure it sticks to the book’s page!
Faber-Castell 4-Pitt Artist Pens (Black)
I know I can just use plain black pens but I’ve been into bullet journal recently and using a normal black pen made me feel I need something that I can customize or calibrate the style and thickness of the ink so I heard so many good reviews about this pen so why not grab one? It is actually quite expensive but I’m so satisfied with the outcome of the things I design or write.
Tombow Brush Pens
Since I am currently practicing brush pen calligraphy, I started to invest in Tombow Brush pens. They are actually quite expensive which ranges like $3 – $4 (CAD) each! They are no ordinary pen since this one is double sided pen which has the brush side and also the marker side. What makes it fun is when you’re able to blend color using the Tombow Colorless Blending Pen (N00)! For now, I got the shades gray(N45), pink(743), light pink(723) and the orange shade is (905).
Dotted Bullet Journal
Well, I probably already said that I’ve been into bullet journals so why not get a dotted bullet journal from Leucturm.? Everyone on Youtube prefers to get this notebook because it’s so customizable and pages don’t bleed easily. I’m not ready to use it for now but in the future, when I’m more confident of my art skills, I will definitely pour it all out in here!
I have honestly wasted hours online looking for good stickers but they never satisfy my liking into stickers but when I was window shopping one time, I saw a random gift shop and when I walked in there, I saw lots of stickers which I needed but the designs are too much for my journal and I was about to leave when I rechecked the stickers one by one and saw this Christian Sticker and I fell in love with it. The design is just perfect and plus it also motivates me to draw closer to God and when I face my problems, I can remind myself that it’ll be ok.