Is it Worth the Buy? Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope you all had a great Black Friday weekend! Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on one of Too Faced’s most popular products.

The Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a medium/deep toned matte bronzer with their famous sweet chocolate scent. I got a deluxe size of this when I bought a little trial set with 5 of their best selling products. You all know that Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is my all time favourite so this one had a lot to compete with. I think the overall tone is nice but for my skin tone it borders on being too warm so you have to be careful when applying it.

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I find that it looks really nice blended around the temples, cheeks and jawline to wake up your complexion and you can get get away with a really soft and subtle contour if you’re careful to not apply too much. My one complaint is that I find it tough to blend and since it’s such a deep tone that can be a serious issue. Building it up slowly with a fluffy powder brush seems to be the best way to deal with that.

Overall I think it’s a really nice matte bronzer with a fairly good tone. I think it works well in the summer time for those of us with fair skin and could work all year on deeper skin tones. Let me know your thoughts on the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer if you’ve tried it. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday.

-Rach

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Fall Decorations!

I hope you’ve all had a spooky Halloween! It’s been a crazy busy month for me but I’m finally caught up with school work so I figured I’d share with you all some of the decorations I had up for fall and Halloween. These are super easy and they work great for really small spaces!

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I didn’t really like many of the fall decorations I was finding so I figured that I would just pick up some fake leaves and make my own. I got a few that had little wire stems that I twisted together to make sets of three and I also got some tiny loose leaves that I glued to some twine. I put these up all around my room and on my door and they looked super cute! I don’t really have the patience to carve pumpkins so I bought a mini one at a grocery store and took a black sharpie and drew on a jack-o-lantern face. If you want to get more crafty and creative with pumpkins, I’d recommend using fake ones so that you can re-use them. That’ll save you a ton of money and effort!

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What kind of decorations did you have for the spooky season? I’m always looking for new ideas! Now on to Christmas decor! Thank you all so much for stopping by!

xx -Rach

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My On-the-Go Makeup Bag

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you’ve all been doing well and that you had a great weekend! Since the new school year has started, many of us are on the go a lot so it’s important to make sure that you have all of the personal care items you’ll need with you.

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I find it easiest to keep everything I know I’ll need in this little makeup bag from Sephora. This way, if you want to switch out your purse, all you have to do is grab this bag and you won’t have to worry about forgetting anything. I always recommend keeping bandaids and hand sanitizer with you. I get blisters all the time and have finally learned that it’s best to just always have several bandaids with you. And hand sanitizer is just a necessity for when you’re on the go–once you start carrying it you’ll be surprised at how often it comes in handy!

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Since I usually end up leaving in a rush, I like to keep some products for the finishing touches of my routine. White eyeliner is my go-to for looking well rested so I always keep one with me for touch ups. I also often end up throwing whatever lipstick I’ll wear that day in here, so I keep this universal lipliner since it will keep any shade of lipstick from feathering outside the lines.

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As I mentioned, I’ll change out my lip product everyday, but the only lippies that I consistently take with me are my Burts Bees lip balm and a Toyshop Sheer Lip in Applause. For more natural days, this lipstick gives a super nice pink colour that wakes up the face. Any nice tinted lip balm will do the trick! Lastly I keep some Duo Lash Glue since you never know when the inner corner of your lashes are gonna start popping off!

What do you keep in your on-the-go makeup bag? Thank you all so much for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!

xx -Rach

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Winter Skincare Routine (Night time)

Hello friends!
This is always the worst time of year for my skin because I’ve cranked up the heat in my house which makes it super dry and I tend to eat a ton of chocolate which doesn’t help anything. But through plenty of trial and error I’ve found the perfect combination of products that seem to keep everything under control.

First up is a product I rave about all the time so I won’t go on too much about it. The Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is absolutely amazing. It makes my eyes feel so nice and I’ve noticed a huge difference since I first started using it a few months ago. Find it here:
http://www.kiehls.ca/Creamy-Eye-Treatment-with-Avocado/258,default,pd.html?start=3&cgid=face-eye

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Last year my skin got so dry around this time of year which I’m really not used to since I have oily skin. So I went off the recommendation from a Kiehl’s employee and tried the Ultra Face Moisturizer. This stuff is absolutely incredible and has quickly become my staple night cream. No matter what kind of craziness my skin has going on it can always get things back to normal. Check it out here:
http://www.kiehls.ca/Ultra-Facial-Moisturizer/351,default,pd.html?start=8&cgid=face-moisturizers

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This next one is something I’ve just started using recently, and it’s currently available at Sephora as a 100 point gift. Clinique’s Moisture Surge has kind of a gel consistency and is absorbed right away by your skin. It definitely leaves my skin feeling nice and hydrated which is all I could really ask for.
http://www.clinique.com/product/1687/5089/Skin-Care/Moisturizers/Moisture-Surge-Extended-Thirst-Relief

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Lastly, when I’m spending the night in, I’ve really been enjoying the Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask from The Body Shop. I’ll apply this after washing my face and watch a movie to give it time to really absorb and before I go to bed I’ll just wipe off any of the excess with a tissue. It leaves my skin feeling really nice and silky in the morning! And I have to say that I love that it’s not the kind of mask that you have to rinse off later!
http://www.thebodyshop.ca/en/skin-care/skin-care-best-sellers/vitamin-e-sink-in-moisture-mask.aspx

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What are your go to winter skincare products? Let me know if there’s anything I should be trying! 🙂 Hope you all have an awesome Saturday!

xx -Rach
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