Dollarama Magic Eraser

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The question I present you today is… does this $2 Magic Eraser knock off really work??? I tested it out and here’s the results!

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Decluttering My Makeup Collection – Part 3, Eyeliners

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I skipped to my little drawer unit I have on my vanity because my mom was over the other night and asked me, “do you have an eyeliner”? I laughed; doΒ I have an eyeliner?? lol of course! So I brought my drawer down so she can try her hand at a wing liner. Since my eyeliners were out, I just decided to declutter them.

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I first started by sorting them all by colour then swatching them to see what I want to keep, what is similar, etc. You will see below, I made it a little different. It was easier to just summarize by colour and compare in one paragraph instead of boring you with the same rationales twice.

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ELF Haul!!

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I finally did it! I finally found things on ELF’s site that they don’t sell in Canada, that I was interested in and while they were having a great sale! Some of the stuff I bought they do sell here but others they don’t. I added some items to tip me over the free shipping threshold. It;s not free shipping to Canada but if you get the free shipping they basically discount your shipping and it works out to be around $2.50 USD for shipping. I think that’s acceptable so I went on ahead and ordered!

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BH Cosmetics and the Carly Bybel Palette

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I kid you not, I hardly remember making this purchase. All I know is that one cold day in December I woke with an emotional hangover to find a series of purchase confirmations in my email. I guess I was lonely and decided that I needed more makeup… I immediately had buyer remorse because I’m not really a huge Carly Bybel fan and I had little interest in the palette. I searched Youtube and found that everyone LOVED it. They RAVED about it. I had to dig really deep to find bad reviews on it. Seeing the positive reviews perked up my spirits a little but my expectations still weren’t high. Carly is a high profile Beauty Guru and I didn’t think many aspiring youtubers would say anything bad about her. Cynical? Damn right I am.

In a surprisingly short period of time (about a week) my package arrived. Here’s what I got:

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Sleek Makeup Oh So Special Palette – A Review

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I was Oh So excited to get this off of Amazon for $15! (me so punny) I tried Sleek Makeups blushes and was very impressed so I decided to try out an eyeshadow palette. Sleek is a UK based makeup brand that is known for budget friendly, high quality makeup. They have a website that ships to Canada for free but after a $75 purchase. $75 can go a long way at Sleek so before I did a full on haul, I wanted to just try out some shadows. I have to say, a haul might be in order for 2016!

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W7 Lightly Toasted Palette – A review of a Naked Palette Dupe

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I hauled this some time ago. It cost me about $11 and change, tax included, shipping included from Amazon.ca. W7 (or War Paint Cosmetics – love that name!) is a UK makeup company that does blatant dupes of popular brands. I read lots of reviews of this product and found that some swore by it and others were less than impressed. I happened to have $11 and was contemplating getting an Urban Decay Naked dupe so this guy managed to find it’s way in to my shopping cart πŸ™‚ I don’t own the Naked palette but was considering getting a dupe because I want it but I don’t feel the need to pay $64 for it when there are so many other good dupes or similar style palettes out there for less. Did this palette fill that gap for me?

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Haul UPDATE

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In November I posted a drugstore haul. I thought I’d update on a few of the items that I picked up that I don’t intend on writing full reviews for. Just so people could get a sense of how things worked out… the good and the bad… that kind of thing. I’ve noticed some youtubers that I enjoy such as RachhLoves do updates on hauls and I really appreciate watching them! So here’s my first attempt πŸ™‚

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Drugstore Holiday Set Review – NYX Butt “Naked” Turn The Other Cheek

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You know when you’re having an emotional day and the only thing you can do is fill that void with more makeup? Yeah that feeling. That’s how I ended up with this palette. I was having a bit of an emotional day (for no particular reason) and I happened to walk in to a Shoppers for something else and ended up buying this because I NEEDED points. I HAD to have a travel palette since I was going to Montreal in a few hours. It was absolutely necessary. And so, armed with a cache of flimsy reasoning I paid $29.99 for this. I did take it with me to Montreal and only this palette. Did I regret it?

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The $10 Weekly – Goodbye to The $10 Weekly!!

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It’s time to say Goodbye! Goodbye to The $10 Weekly! It’s been an adventure writing this column. When I started it, the idea was to take $10 a week and see how far I could stretch it – then tell the world about my hidden gems or massive duds πŸ™‚ As the year comes to a close I feel that it’s time to make some changes and one of those changes is to freshen up my writing!

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The $10 Weekly – Special Edition – All Time Faves from the $10 Weekly

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Sometimes when I hear bloggers/vloggers discuss budget makeup it sort of sounds like they’d rather be buying high end but if they must buy drugstore than X is an ok product. Now don’t get me wrong, many bloggers/vloggers clearly love the more budget friendly category of makeup! I’m not accusing anyone of anything here it just makes me think a little… of all the products that I’ve tried out on the $10 Weekly. Of all the ones I’ve reviewed and said I’d liked, what ones truly made their way in to my regular rotation?

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November Drugstore “Haul”

 

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I call this is “haul” with quotation marks because I didn’t buy everything at once. I’ve purged a lot and focused on using up the things that I have which means there were some items that I needed to replace! Plus I found a few gaps in my makeup collection that just HAD to be filled πŸ™‚ This is what I’ve picked up recently. Let me know if you’re interested in full reviews of anything!

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The $10 Weekly – Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

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The Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow base is likely the most inexpensive eye primer that I’ve personally come across. It’s only $2.99! I’ve been wanting to try this one for so long but never got around to it because eyeshadow primer is so easy to come by. I have 4 or 5 sitting around waiting to be used up… It’s kind of embarrassing… Eventually I broke down and picked this one up for the sake of this blog πŸ™‚ So you’re welcome!

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