BH Cosmetics 6 Color Concealer & Corrector Palette Review

BH Cosmetics 6 Color Concealer & Corrector Palette ReviewI have pretty dark under eye circles and am always looking for ways to conceal them.  I decided to order the BH Cosmetics 6 Color Concealer & Corrector Palette because it’s inexpensive and had decent reviews.  I waited for a coupon code and placed an order.  BH Cosmetics always has coupon codes so I suggest looking or waiting for one before placing an order.

The 6 Color Concealer & Corrector Palette is $8.95, but I think I paid half of that I can’t really remember now.  There are 3 different palette shades available; light, medium and dark.  I went with the light one as it looked like it would work best for me.  The palette contains a variety colours to help neutralize redness, brighten darkness and cover blemishes.

I was quite excited to receive this after reading reviews but wasn’t too happy with it.  But what do you expect when you pay like $5 for an entire palette?  The concealers feel creamy in the pan but when you start working with them they are more of a powder formula.  They don’t blend in very well and when I apply them I can notice it on my face.  I couldn’t really get the concealers/correctors to hide any of my dark under eye circles, redness or blemishes so that was disappointing.  The finish was really powdery and I was hoping for a cream finish like the description says.

I used the palette for a few days to test it out to be able to write a full review and started noticing my skin breaking out.  I immediately stopped using it because I was worried it was the reason for my breakouts.  My breakouts went away after a few days and I threw the palette away.  I didn’t want to risk more breakouts and it wasn’t really good anyways.

BH Cosmetics 6 Color Concealer & Corrector Palette Swatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I wouldn’t recommend this palette and am not sure why the reviews are so good online.  I know BH Cosmetics sends beauty bloggers a lot of their products so that’s probably why they have rave reviews.  I however, will not write a good review for something unless I truly loved it.  I do however enjoy BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio.

Have you tried any of BH Cosmetics products? What do you think of them?

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Copper Peach Overview

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette Copper Peach ReviewI have never owned any Pixi products besides a lip tint that I received in a subscription box but have heard good things about their products.  I was at Target the other day and had a coupon for I believe 20% off Pixi and Sonia Kashuk products.  I would have typically purchased my favourite eye makeup remover from Sonia Kashuk but I have a few bottles of backups already.  Pixi products were all on sale so I started scanning through them. Right away the Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes caught my attention, specifically the Copper Peach and Rich Gold.  I looked them up on my phone and decided to just get the Copper Peach palette, although it had mixed reviews.  It ended up being about $6 with my coupon so I figured it would be worth it even if I only liked half of the colours as they retail for $12-$14.

The Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Copper Peach is paraben free and is not tested on animals.  This palette contains six mineral eye shadows and a sponge tip duo applicator.  I really like the packaging, it looks cute, it’s compact and will be great for travel as it feels pretty sturdy.   

This palette contains peach, bronze and russet shades, which I really enjoy as I really only wear neutral eye looks.  All five of the palettes looked beautiful and there’s probably one for everyone.  The six colours don’t have names so I will just go through them in order and tell you what I think of them.

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Copper Peach Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first shade is a light champagne colour and is probably the least performing shade out of the six.  It’s very velvety to the touch but it isn’t very pigmented and takes some work to get it to show up.  I had to do about five layers on my arm to get it to show up for the camera.  I’ll probably just use it in the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up.

The second shade is a bronze colour and is one of my favourite colours in the palette.   I tend to gravitate towards these shades.  I’ve already worn this colour all over my lids and really enjoy it.  It is probably one of the best shades in this palette and is very pigmented.  It feels expensive and luxurious.

The third shade is a matte brown.  It looks really dark in the pan but it actually isn’t.  It is a little disappointing as it is very light once applied, but I still think the colour is pretty.  I will still use it in my crease to give my eye looks definition, I don’t do very dramatic eye looks so it will work for me.  But if you are looking for a dark, defining colour in this palette you aren’t going to find it.

The fourth colour is a like a peachy shimmer, it is beautiful as well.  I really like this colour and will be wearing it often. 

The fifth colour is a copper shimmer colour.  It’s very beautiful but I don’t think it is as pigmented as the other two shimmer colours that I like.  I do really enjoy this colour and will be reaching for it often as well.  It will be a great colour to wear during the fall and winter and even on summer evenings.

The sixth and final colour is a darker bronze shimmer.  It is actually the darkest colour in the palette as the matte shade doesn’t swatch nearly as pigmented as this one.  This colour is absolutely gorgeous and one of my favourite colours in the palette as well.

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Copper Peach Swatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, 4 out of the 6 shades are a hit and two are a miss in the Copper Peach Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette.  Although I do enjoy the matte shade some people might be disappointed with its pigmentation.  The shadows are all velvety, smooth and feel quite luxurious as last throughout the day.  I think that this palette would be great for anyone with blue eyes like myself.  I can’t pick a favourite shade in palette because I like too many of them. :)

Have you picked up any of the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes?  What do you think?  Also, I would love to know of any other drugstore neutral eye palettes that you like so I can pick some more up. :)

 

Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

Trying to think of Christmas gifts for everyone on your list can be stressful.  I know I spend hours online looking for the perfect gift for the people on my list.  This year I started my shopping early and was done before fall even started.  The only problem with being done so early is that I keep buying people stuff so I’ve went over my budget.  Oh well.  I put together a small list of seven items you could get for the women in your lives.

Each gift has a number that corresponds to their description below the picture. 

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Top 5 Nail Polishes for Winter

I’m a nail polish junkie and have been collecting nail polishes for years.  It’s not often that you will see me without my nails painted.  I wanted to share my five favourite nail polishes for winter this year.  They are all by OPI as that is my favourite brand and is the only brand I’ve been buying lately.

This list isn’t in any particular order.  If I have pictures of me wearing the polish I’ll put it up.  My nails are currently trashed from removing my gel manicure today so I will get pictures next time I wear each polish and add them to this post. :) Hopefully should wear them all within the next few weeks. 

Top Nail Polish for Winter

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Long Distance Relationship Tips

daniellechris1For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been in a long distance relationship for almost four years now.  My boyfriend lives in the US and I live in Canada.  Not only does he live in the US, he is also in the Air Force so we spend quite a bit of time apart.

I never imagined I’d be in a long distance relationship, I never considered it and didn’t ever plan to be in one.  But I met him and we instantly clicked and started dating a few months later. 

During our first year together he deployed over Christmas.  I think that was probably the hardest time in our relationship for me and really tested the strength of our bond.  Since then he hasn’t deployed overseas but has been in training programs and has also gone on several trips for work.  He will probably deploy again next year which I’m not excited about. Continue reading

Minty Hair Rinse Recipe

Minty Hair Rinse RecipeMy hair has been lacking life because of Oklahoma, the water there is very hard and full of minerals, it was really harsh on my hair.  I did a lot of apple cider vinegar rinses while I was staying there to help strip the minerals out of my hair.  It helped a bit but my hair hasn’t been the same since before I stepped foot in that state.

I left Oklahoma about two weeks and my hair is still looking limp and dull.  This morning I decided to do a vinegar rinse because they always seem to freshen up my hair.  I typically mix apple cider vinegar and water and pour it over my hair after shampooing and conditioning.  Today I felt like switching things up and experimenting.  I added some mint tea to the mix to make the rinse a little more refreshing and smell better. Continue reading

Ipsy Glam Bag October 2014

I probably won’t have an Ipsy bag for awhile after this one.  I have to cancel because I won’t have a set address for awhile.  When I cancel though I’ll have to go back onto the waiting list again, it took me almost a year to get off the waiting list previously.

This month’s theme is ‘Beauty Candy’, and I received a wide variety of products in my bag.  I actually like the makeup bag that everything came in.  It’s a teal, quilted, plastic type bag.  I like the colour of the bag so I think that is why it appeals to me.  I still don’t know what I’ll do with all these bags that I receive each time.

Let’s get into what I received in my Ipsy this month:

 

Ipsy October 2014

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