If you have been on Instagram and YouTube recently, you have probably heard the hype around ColourPop Cosmetics. They are a new California company that make pigment intense eyeshadows called Super Shock Shadows, lip colour sticks called Lippie Stix and lip pencils called Lippie Pencils. I am not usually one to succumb to online hype, which can actually completely turn me off certain brands and products. However, the $5 price tag was too good to be ignored and they pulled at my lip-loving heartstrings so I gave them a chance. I am happy that I did because these products are flippin’ fantastic! I picked up 2 Super Shock Shadows, 4 Lippie Stix and 4 Lippie Pencils and here are my thoughts on them.
Bye November and HELLO DECEMBER! It is finally my favourite month of the year! My birthday and Christmas all in one month sure as heck make it a wonderful time of year. It has been a while since my last favourites post so let’s just get to it!
(Shameless plug: I have started up my own little Instagram account for daily beauty shots. Feel free to follow me @sylvialoveslipstick)
Instagram is my favourite social media platform for many reasons, one of them being that it is a great tool for staying up to date with the beauty world and connecting with other beauty enthusiasts. I gather a lot of beauty inspiration and product recommendations from Instagram, as it is a great interactive resource. The beauty community on Instagram is really something amazing and I wanted to round up a post on the gems who I think deserve a follow.
I am finally back! Sorry for the hiatus. I won’t bore you with any excuses, so let’s just get on to the good stuff!
These are the goodies I picked up from the recent Sephora sale. I went a little crazy, at least in my opinion, since I usually purchase products a few at a time. I knew the sale was coming up so I forced myself to exert self-control and not purchase anything from Sephora. My last Sephora purchase was actually made while I was in Vegas, back in August, so I would say I did a pretty good job of restraining myself.
Needless to say, I accumulated a long wish list of products that I wanted to check out for the sale. With my iPhone note in hand, I headed to my new local Sephora on Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver. It was a nice treat to be able to haul new products from a brand new Sephora store. I probably spent over an hour checking everything out and swatching to my heart’s content. These are the products I ended up with, over two different trips.
I have been a horrible, horrible blogger. The lack of updates is unacceptable, I know.
Excuse the slight hiatus. End of term assignments/papers, home renovations, battling a minor cold and preparing for my trip to Vegas in a couple days has been keeping me busy. Last week, I went down to the States with my family to shop for our new kitchen. Of course the beauty addict in me managed to sneak a couple of makeup purchases along the way.
Lo and behold, the perfect summer colour. Flip Flop Fantasy is a BRIGHT neon pastel coral that just SCREAMS summer time fun. When it comes to nailpolish, my hands are a free for all and I pretty much wear any and all colours. On my toes, I stick to darker colours because I think they look nicer and match any footwear. I may have to change my rules though because this bright coral is too awesome to only be worn on my hands.