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Trying Trading Mekka

Trying Trading Mekka

Trading Mekka is another indie cosmetics brand I discovered on Instagram. The company is vegan and cruelty free. The company also donates 10% of their sales to the Children’s Hospital Endocrinology and Diabetes program and Diabetes Research and Prevention Centers in developing countries and in the US. The company is based in Southern California. I had been admiring their liquid lipsticks for a few weeks when Trading Mekka kindly offered me a discount code to try their products. I purchased a…

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My Favorites from my Natasha Denona Collection

My Favorites from my Natasha Denona Collection

I haven’t jumped on board any of Natasha Denona’s releases this year. The Tropic palette is too pastel and matte for me. The Camel palette is basically all neutrals, and the upcoming Safari palette is already a disappointment for me given that it is expected to be all mattes. However, I get good use out of the 4 Natasha Denona palettes I currently own. All of them speak to me in a unique way. These are pricey palettes; however, each…

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Sephora Pro Editorial Palette

Sephora Pro Editorial Palette

When the Sephora Pro palettes first came out last year, I was doubtful. I had never been enthralled with the quality of the Sephora brand palettes I had previously tried. I really had no reason to believe these would be better. However, after several longing-filled visits to Sephora, I ended up picking up all three palettes at CAD 85.00 each. I eventually ended up returning the Sephora Pro Cool palette as it performed the weakest out of all three. Also,…

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Travel Makeup Bag Essentials: Business Trip to Wine Country

Travel Makeup Bag Essentials: Business Trip to Wine Country

omorrow, I am heading to our senior leadership retreat in Kelowna, the wine country of BC. It will be hot which means no business suits required! Today’s post is a roundup of the makeup I am packing for my trip. I decided to keep things fairly simple this time because I always pack too much for business trips and use only a fraction of the items I brought. Eyes: I am not taking any eyeshadow palettes this time because I…

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Darling Girl Cosmetics Supernova Chromashift

Darling Girl Cosmetics Supernova Chromashift

I recently picked up a selection of the new Darling Girl Cosmetics (http://shopdarlinggirl.com/) Supernova Chromashift shadows. The duochrome lover in me cannot stop myself from being all over any new duochrome releases – and this one did not disappoint! The Supernova Chromashift pigments are described on Darling Girl’s website as: Ultra shifty metallic pigments that are out of this world! At the moment, all of the pigments are sold out on the company’s website (which doesn’t surprise me). I believe…

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Syzygy Cosmetics Comet Crush Palette

Syzygy Cosmetics Comet Crush Palette

Syzygy Cosmetics (http://www.syzygycosmetics.com) is another brand I discovered while browsing the #duochromeeyeshadow hashtag on Instagram. This is my favourite hashtag, by the way. Syzygy is an indie cosmetics company that was established in June 2017.  The brand claims to be the first to offer all duochrome products. They might be right – although I know of dozens of brands producing gorgeous duochrome products, these tend to be the crowning jewels in a collection of other super-performer products. The brand’s centerpiece…

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Violet Voss: Like A Boss Palette

Violet Voss: Like A Boss Palette

I am currently lusting after 2 Violet Voss palettes – the Rainbow palette and the Flamingo palette. I have swatched the Rainbow palette at my local Sephora twice now. The reason I haven’t purchased it is that I don’t use those rich bright colors very often. The Flamingo palette speaks to me at a fundamental level – the colors are so me! I would have bought it by now if not for the mixed reviews on Sephora. Too many people…

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My Latest Nabla Cosmetics Haul: A Duochrome Daydream

My Latest Nabla Cosmetics Haul: A Duochrome Daydream

After cascades of gorgeous Instagram images, I finally decided to pull the trigger on Nabla Cosmetics. Nabla Cosmetics (www.nablacosmetics.com) is a cruelty-free, Italy-based Indie cosmetics company. I most frequently see frenzy around Nabla’s eyeshadow palettes (their Dreamy eyeshadow palette sold out before I could make up my mind on it – too late!) and their single eyeshadow, Alchemy. I decided to order Alchemy and a few other single eyeshadows. My order shipped out via FedEx the next day – it…

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Swatching some Fyrinnae Pigments

Swatching some Fyrinnae Pigments

Today was a tough day – which means that the best way to soothe myself after work was to play with some duochrome pigments. Today I dipped into my vast collection of Fyrinnae pigments and decide to swatch a few for my (and your) viewing pleasure. The below is a small sample of my mini pigments collection from Fyrinnae Cosmetics. Fyrinnae (www.fyrinnae.com) makes some magical pigments – most of my collection consists of pigments from their duochrome and multichrome Arcane…

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