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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imPRESS Manicure

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all having a great Sunday! Having chipped and gross looking nail polish is one of my pet peeves. Not wanting to pay for acrylic or gel nails done at the salon, I started to look around at other options.

imPRESS Nails are press on nails that claim to apply in minutes and stay on until you chose to easily remove them. These seemed like a super fun idea to me and I figure that for $9.00 I couldn’t really go wrong. In each package, you get 24 pre-glued nails, a prep pad and a mini nail file.

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The first time that I used these, I followed the instructions exactly. I pressed the nails on, and as promised the application was super quick and simple. The nails stayed on for about a day until they started to come off (things like washing your hands or touching your hair may make them come off sooner.) This method is great if you are going to a special event (prom, a wedding or a party) but not ideal if you’re looking for a long lasting alternative to nail polish.

To make them last longer I would recommend using nail glue. Just a few drops onto the nails allows them to stick on for over two weeks which is absolutely amazing. The removal process does take a bit more time with this option, but soaking your nails in acetone for a few minutes does the trick.

There are a ton of different patterns available, though they switch them out quite fast and don’t tend to bring old styles back. If you find a style you love I would definitely suggest picking up a few sets. They are harder to come by in Canada–I’ve only been able to find them at Walmart and their website doesn’t ship to Canada. 😦 But if you’re willing to hunt around a bit then it’s worth it!

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Overall I’m extremely happy that I discovered imPRESS Nails and I hope that you guys will give them a shot if you’re getting annoyed with chipped nail polish. Be sure to let me know if you decide to try them! Have a great week everyone!

xx-Rach

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