Ariana Grande’s Cloud Perfume Review // Blogtober #10

Hey everyone!

This is a bit of a spur of the moment post, but I thought it would make for some cool content since I think I’m a beauty guru every now and again. I bought the Ariana Grande Cloud perfume and I wanted to write a review for you guys.

I got this perfume because I saw her posting about it on her social media and was super intrigued by the way the scent was described. I wasn’t planning on buying it because I didn’t think I would like it. Usually, when I read about a scent online I always think I will like it but then when I actually smell it it’s not at all like the description.

I went to my local pharmacy that sells perfumes in hopes that it would be there. She was promoting it on an online website, but I had a feeling we would sell it at this drug store. It was a bit expensive online with shipping and customs, so I wanted to make sure I liked it first. Luckily enough and to my surprise, they did have the perfume. It smells amazing!

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It smells soothing. There are notes of lavender which has soothing properties. Lavender is known to help people that suffer for anxiety and that is one of the big reasons by I wanted to check out the perfumes. I find this perfume is super relaxing and helps with my anxiety when I wear it. I also find it super fitting that her perfume does that. She has mentioned that she has been suffering with anxiety so maybe there is a connection. It is 100% possible though that it’s just a coincidence. There are also hints of bergamot, pear, coconut, and vanilla. I hate vanilla I’ve said this on multiple occasions, but I feel like it’s not overpowering and really blends well with the scent.

What’s also super cool about the perfume is that it came with a free gift. Now, usually, a free gift to me is not that cool. They’re kind of garbage most of the time. Well, I am pleased to say that the gift was not garbage! It was this super cute white and sheep texture backpack. I found it was super fitting with the perfume being called Cloud and all. Usually, her free gifts are headbands with ears on it which was the old era. The backpack is super cute and really good quality. I will be for sure using it as a purse since it’s meant to be tiny.

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My final thoughts are that the perfume smells incredible. I love the scent. I also super love the packaging and the fact that it comes with a really cool free gift. It also wears for a long time and there’s a lot of product for what you are paying. I’m interested to find out if the soothing scent was intentional or not. I would try to tweet her about it, but the chances of an answer are very slim. So, if anyone knows if it’s true or not I would love to know.

Has anyone tried this perfume yet? If so I would love to hear your thoughts.

See you guys tomorrow.

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First Review of Zoella Beauty Christmas Collection!

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So I am finally early to the party. I get to blog about some products before the hype has really picked up. I am feeling on top of the world because I haven’t seen a lot of posts or YouTube videos about the new Zoella Beauty collection! That is just crazy to me. Usually, I see a lot of posts when Zoe comes out with new products. I have a feeling it has to do with the fact that she hasn’t been as present on social media as of late and has said she is not feeling too good about her channel.

All that aside, I love Zoella Beauty. I don’t know if that is a bias because I love Zoe and have been following her for a long time. Though I’m not a huge fan of her body washes, they left me pretty dry. (I have a full blog post all about that HERE). I do absolutely love her body creams though. They aren’t sticky, they smell great and I feel hydrated after using them.

So that is why I was super excited to see that her whole Christmas line was on FeelUnique.com. You can get both the things I bought HERE and HERE! I bought two of her gift sets wanting all of them but knowing that I shouldn’t. I have enough body cream and I don’t have a bath in my current place so I couldn’t get any bath stuff. So I stuck with perfumes. I really have been wanting to try all of the scents from all of her collections but it was super hard to find, living here in Canada.

I have a full review of all the products up on my YouTube Channel!! If you want to hear more about what I have to say about the products you can watch my video down below. (SPOILER!! I’m super in love with what I bought!)

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ColourPop Sol + Mar Palettes Review – Day #11

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I am so so so excited for today’s post! I have a review for you guys! I have I think never been so excited to write a review! I got my hands on the ColourPop Sol + Mar palettes. They are gorgeous!

So I want to start off with since I live in Canada shipping took about 8 days. That’s actually not too bad. On top of that, I had no extra fees to cover which is always awesome! I’m just impatient so I was checking every day my shipment tracking number.

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Can I just say that ColourPop knows how to package their makeup? Nothing was broken everything looked amazing. The packaging was so adorable and I’m in love.

These palettes swatched really beautifully. Some of the shadows have different textures I noticed. Some of the shades are super soft while others aren’t. They are super pigmented which I love. I was worried that the blue would blend to nothing and it didn’t! It looks so great on the eye. The eyeshadows blended really well. I honestly have no complaint. I will be honest though I’m not the biggest connoisseur of makeup. I just love to play with it.

I think there are so many looks you can do with the individual palettes or even together. I created my look by using colours from both Sol and Mar. They’re a really great size so even though they are two different palettes they travel easy. I will be bringing them both on my trip I’m going on.

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I decided to go against getting the whole collection. Though the liquid lips and the highlighters look beautiful I just didn’t feel the need to buy them. I don’t really wear  highlighter and I wanted to try out a specific ultra glossy lip. The whole collection is super affordable on sale as I write this for 68$. If you want the two palettes it’s 24$ and the palettes separately are 12$. The three lipsticks, if you’re interested in them, are 16$ together or 6$ on their own. The highlighters are 8$ each. I think all the prices make a lot of sense and really makes me want to buy from them again.

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I also got the Ultra Glossy Lip in Cabana Boy. It is amazing. It’s not sticky, it dries down but not too much. It looks amazing on the lip. I highly recommend the colour if you’re looking for a sparkly little something.

All in all, I am in love! These are some of the first products I’ve tried from ColourPop and I will for sure be buying from them again. They have me convinced. They’re cruelty-free which is very important to me. I think this is going to be my new go-to brand.

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My Smokey Makeup Look – Blogmas Day #20

So first I would like to say that clearly beauty guru is nowhere in my future. I do may makeup a certain way that doesn’t follow most trends. I have Keratosis Pilarus and I don’t try to cover it. So I don’t do contour or highlighter. I don’t even do my eyebrows. I’m a rebel what can I say?

Fenty Beauty – Is it worth the hype?

When I walked into Sephora and saw the Fenty by Rihanna line was out I needed to get my hands on it. It is all everyone on the face of the planet is talking about. Now, if you haven’t heard of it, I’m shocked but it is possible. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is a line the one and only Rihanna came out with that has 40 shades of foundation. That is a huge movement for our female, male and non gendered friends of darker complexion. The 40 shades give opportunity to create foundations for everyone who rarely fits in the usual 12 shade ranges.

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I decided to go with the concealer stick knowing it’s the product I would actually use. I have Keritosis Pilaris which is a skin condition that causes bumps and red skin, otherwise known as chicken skin. I can go into this in a later post if it interests anyone. Anyways, because of the skin condition I don’t do any contour or anything fancy. I also find it sets me apart from everyone else, not that I find anything wrong with a beat face. I find it gorgeous but just not on me.

I debated between the colours Bamboo and Sand for a bit. I have a neutral undertone. I also tend to have this problem where I buy any type of foundation or concealer too light. I find it always looks darker in the bottle or in the tub. Eventually an employee came over to help me but it was just too crowded that I ended up checking on my hand. I found Sand had a very orange undertone on my skin and it would most likely oxidize on my face as orange. Yeah, no thanks. So I went with Bamboo.

My first impression, just by putting it on my hand was that it was creamy but not so thick that it would be hard to blend or feel heavy. The box claims that the product is air light which I will give them props for. It feels so light weight, that I barley feel like I have anything on my face. I love that feeling. When I feel thick and cakey I can not deal. I find a lot of people are like that though or at least most of the girlfriends I talk to.

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It also felt and applied high quality. I have used plenty of concealer sticks in my life time and this one is one of the first high quality ones that I have used and there is for sure a different. I just love how it feels on my skin. It’s soft and velvety. I just feels amazing. I guarantee you will love the feel of it if you’re into soft products.

The only con I had for the concealer is that it doesn’t have as much coverage as I would love. It covers the redness on my face but not pimples. I have amazing skin for the most part, yes I am boasting. I think because of my KP on my cheeks I have a hard time getting pimples anywhere else on my face. The big exception is hormonal pimples. I get one or two when my period is due. I think this was more of a disappointment that I made for myself because I assumed it would be full coverage when it seems to be a known fact that it isn’t.

The application was fantastic. It was easy to blend. I used my own brushes and it looked air-brushed. I can not stop raving about it.

I was told by the Sephora employee that the concealer is very trying on people with dry skin. I have oily skin so I was not worried. After 4 hours of wear my typical spots on my face that get shinny were for sure shinny. I just had to blot to bring it back to it’s normal matte finish.

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A little side note that is extremely important to me is that Fenty Beauty is cruelty free. I am a huge supporter of cruelty free and vegan brands. (Fenty is not Vegan!!!) No animal deserves to be tortured just for us to have paint to put on our faces.

All in all, I found this concealer awesome. It’s definitely going to be my go to be my go to from now on. I’m for sure pleased. I can’t wait to try more things from the collection.