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New products at Walmart, of course I had to stop and take a look.  I found this palette interesting because it had some fairly light and neutral colours in it and I liked them all.  I bought it for $9.97 CAD.


This palette has a highlighter, two blushes and a bronzer (FYI-the picture in the bottom right hand corner is much darker than the actual palette).  The blushes look fairly similar, but no so on the face.  The highlighter is also natural and very pretty.  The bronzer is just right for my skin tone.  An awesome feature is that the squares of product are removable and if you have another Elf palette, you can completely customize it with the colours you use most often.  The products wear very well and keep their colour all day long without oxidizing.  This face palette is extremely natural looking, but all of the products are buildable if you need a more intense look.  The packaging looks great as well, it’s sleek and silver and has a mirror in the lid.  For under $10 this palette is a great deal with usable pretty colours.

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The minute I saw this advertised, I knew that I wanted this.  The Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette is one of my favourites and I knew this would be a great pairing.  I waited for the Sephora launch and was able to order it for $52 CAD and I had it in my hands less than a week later.

  
First thing is first, yes, like the eyeshadow palette, it smells like peaches.  Not a fresh peach, but like those candy peach rings.  I happen to love it.  The palette comes with a blush a bronzer and a highlighter.  All are very pretty to me and all have some shimmer, which I love.

  
I’ve worn this a lot since I’ve received it and here are my observations.  The powders are nice and soft, but when applied to the face, they very easily blend away.  The swatches are pigmented but on the face everything disappears, but, they build nicely and can give a lovely subtle healthy glow.  I personally am very heavy handed when applying blush and this palette “saves” me each time I use it and I always end up with a very pretty look.  The blush lasts all day and has not oxidized on me.  The highlighter is very pretty and glowy, but like the blush, it blends away.  Again good for me, I don’t  like to be all shiny, so it works well for me.  The bronzer is very pretty and might work better for me in the summertime as I don’t tend to use bronzer in the winter months. 

  
Although I like this palette and am very happy to have it, I think that there are better similar and less expensive products like this on the market right now, one that comes to mind is the Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette that I have reviewed in the past.  If you are a Sweet Peach fan like myself, you might just HAVE to have the Sweet Peach Glow in your collection like I do!


I received this in my Bronze Bares All box that I purchased from Sephora.  I had heard a lot of hype about this product and let me tell you, that hype is real!  I’ve not had good luck finding a bronzer that works with my fair freckled skin that tans somewhat in the summer.  Most bronzers look orange or muddy on me and don’t match the colour of my skin when tanned.  This is a sample size product, the full size at Sephora is $52 CAD.

  
This bronzer is brown with a soft golden shimmer in it.  It’s extremely creamy and a little goes a long way.  When I use it on my face, it does not look glittery or shimmery, it just gives a sun kissed glow that matches what’s going on with the rest of my skin.

  

I’m extremely impressed with this bronzer and I know I would have never tried it if I hadn’t bought the kit.  The sample size should last me a very long time, but I will purchase the full size when my sample runs out!


I was checking Walmart’s make up aisle for some new products and found this kit for $9.98 CAD.  This kit has a brush, a cream highlighter, two powder highlighters, a matte blush and a matte bronzer and it comes in a tin with a magnetic closure.

  
At first glance this looks like quite the deal, but the sad reality is that it is not.  When I think of strobing, I think of light, radiance and a glowing face.  This kit seems to be the very opposite, dull, dark and muddy.

  
The Strobing Glow cream has such a faint sheen to it that it’s barely noticible.  I added it to my foundation as suggested on the tube and saw no difference at all.

  
The brush included is half decent and I will use it for something I’m sure.  All of the powders feel quite smooth to the touch.  The bronzer is a good colour but chalky and it will not blend nicely.  The blush is a horrible dull peach that has the same texture as the bronzer.  When I tried to use these colours together on my face, it just looked muddy.  The highlighters have some sheen to them, but they are very dull as well, yellow and copper don’t come to mind when I think of strobing.  Someone with a darker skin tone might find these colours will work for them, but if you have fair skin like me, I’d avoid this altogether!


I had seen this palette some time ago and when I couldn’t get it out of my mind I ordered it from Nail Polish Canada for $49.00 CAD.  The well made cardboard packaging is fun and colourful with a retro feel.  The eyeshadows and cheek products are covered with a mirrored magnetic flap and there is a separate magnetic flap for the cream lip/cheek products.

  
The  nine eyeshadows are very soft and easily blended with a mixture of matte, satin and a couple with glitter.  I was able to achieve soft everyday looks and dramatic evening looks with the colours.  I had no fallout with any of the shadows, even the glitter stayed in place.

  
The face products are fantastic!  Included in this palette is a highlighter, a bronzer, a coral and a pink blush.  The bronzer and the two blushes are matte, but with a touch of the highlighter, you can give them some shimmer and a slightly different finish.   I don’t use bronzer as it’s usually too dark for me, but this bronzer works well as an eyeshadow. The blushes are very pigmented, so a light hand is needed when applying.  The colour lasts all day without fading.

  
There are two cream lip/cheek products covered separately to keep the powders out.  I don’t like using cream cheeks products, so I have only used them as lip products.  The pink one applies and blends beautifully but the peach one tends to sit on top of the lips and really clings to and accentuates dry patches.

  

This is a wonderful everyday palette as well as a handy travel palette.  The package is slim with a selection of really good usable long wearing products.  I’m really happy I bought it.  This was also my first time ordering from Nail Polish Canada, I spent enough to get free shipping, I received it in just a couple of days and it came in very protective packaging.  A great experience for me!


I finally found this back in stock at Walmart.  I’m telling you, it is hard enough to find Wet n Wild where I live and when you do the displays are always empty.  There were three on the display and I grabbed it like someone was ready to snatch it away from me!  For $4.97 CAD you get a ton of product compared to some other bronzers on the market.  But here it is November and I’m talking bronzer.  I didn’t buy this to use as a bronzer, it’s light enough and has enough sheen to be used as a beautiful highlighter!

  
When you see this product in the pan, it looks almost looks matte and you would think it’s a finishing powder as opposed to a bronzer, even swatched on the finger it doesn’t look very special, but once blended in it produces the most wonderful subtle shimmer.  I love all the highlighters on the market right now, but realistically they have too much shine for me and as someone with oily skin, I have spent a good amount of time trying to keep my skin looking matte.  Reserve Your Cabana gives me just the right amount of subtle glow.  The product itself is so smooth and soft that you wouldn’t believe for a second that it’s not a high end product and for the price it’s certainly worth trying.