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I'm so excited to finally share with you all that I'm getting married this summer! My fiancé proposed on Valentine's Day this year. Check out my video for the proposal detailsbridesmaids proposal daysave the date cards and more wedding details.
I'm getting married!!! The proposal, Bridesmaids proposal & Wedding Details - YouTube

Click here to read my blog post with the proposal and wedding details.

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Rimmel London Lasting 25hr Breathable Foundation is claimed to be a lightweight and long-wearing foundation providing medium natural coverage. It's available in 15 shades. Rimmel London Lasting 25hr Breathable Concealers feature cushion applicators and are available in 6 shades.
Here's a demo and review of the foundation and concealers. I also tested the foundation for 6 hours. I have combination/oily skin and for shade reference I'm in NC40-NC42 in MAC.
Rimmel Lasting Breathable Foundation 303 True Nude & Concealers Review | Oily/combination skin - YouTube
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Foundation Shades
Foundation is available in 15 shades and I received 14 of them. Here are swatches of all 14 shades listed below:
  1. 001 Light Ivory 
  2. 010 Light Porcelain
  3. 100 Ivory 
  4. 101 Classic Ivory
  5. 102 Light Nude
  6. 103 True Ivory
  7. 200 Soft Beige
  8. 201 Classic Beige
  9. 203 True Beige
  10. 300 Sand
  11. 303 True Nude
  12. 400 Natural Beige
  13. 402 Bronze
  14. 502 Noisette
  15. 503 Mocha

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Concealers Shades
Concealer is available in 6 shades. Here are swatches of all 6 shades listed below:
  1. 001 Light Ivory 
  2. 100 Fair
  3. 200 Light
  4. 300 Medium
  5. 400 Medium Dark
  6. 600 Dark

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Overally, it's a good everyday foundation that I'd personally wear it for work. It's lightweight and doesn't look cakey at all, which I really like but I notice there's a flashback, so I personally wouldn't use it on days I'm planning to take pictures.
  • Coverage: Light-to-medium coverage
  • Application: It comes with an applicator that you can use to apply the foundation and then blend it out with a brush or beautyblender. The brush provides a better coverage but I prefer using a beautyblender. It's very easy to apply and you can build it up.
  • Shade: I got the shade 303 True Nude, which isn't the perfect for my skin tone but it's the closest match I found. 300 was lighter and 400 was slighty deeper.
  • Wear time: I tested it out for 6 hours in the video. I have oily t-zone but it didn't look too oily by end of the day. It does slightly fade away with time especially around my mouth and nose. 


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Rimmel London just launched the new Stay Matte Liquid Matte Lip Colour. These liquid lipsticks are claimed to provide high intensity color with a velvety matte finish. They sent me this lovely package with all of the shades from the collection.
Check out my video for lip swatches of all 14 shades:
NEW Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipsticks Swatches (All shades) - YouTube

For shade reference: I'm NC40-NC42 in MAC
Claims:
  • Bold color with just one stroke
  • Kiss-proof, waterproof & touch-proof
  • Velvety matte finish
  • Long lasting up to 12HR wear
  • Unbelievably comfortable, lightweight texture

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Shades
They're available in 14 shades:
  • 720 Moca
  • 710 Latte to go
  • 700 Be my baby
  • 500 Fire Starter
  • 210 Rose & Shine
  • 200 Pink Blink
  • 110 Blush
  • 100 Pink Bliss
  • 850 Shadow
  • 840 Pitch Black
  • 830 Blue Iris
  • 820 Heartbeat
  • 810 Plum this show
  • 800 Midnight 

Arm swatches of all 14 shades
720 Moca
I really like this one!
710 Latte to go
I didn't like this shade on me and I noticed it didn't apply evenly. 
700 Be my baby
I can make this work with a lip liner for my skin tone.
500 Fire Starter
This is one of my favorites from the collection! I LOVE this color and the formula is nice too.
210 Rose & Shine
This is such a pretty pink shade.
200 Pink Blink
This is a lighter but warmer pink shade and it still works without a lip liner.
110 Blush
I didn't like this one. The formula wasn't as bad as 710 Latte to go but I don't
like the way it looks on my skin tone.
100 Pink Bliss
This is a beautiful summer pink shade!
850 Shadow
I rarely buy these type of shades but I was surprisingly very impressed with the
formula of it. It applied so beautifully.
840 Pitch Black
I personally don't like black lipsticks on me but the formula was good.
It applied evenly.
830 Blue Iris
I personally don't like this shade on me and I wish it was more opaque. It
didn't apply evenly compared to most of the other shades from the
collection.
820 Heartbeat
This bright pink lipstick
810 Plum this show
I like the color but I felt like this one had more of a sheen to it, which I'm
personally not a fan of with these type of shades.
800 Midnight
This was slightly patchy but I'm not surprised with these type of shades.
It reminds me a lot of Kat Von D Exorcism.
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Review
Application: I found most of the shades applied very easily and evenly except for 110, 830 and 800. They do take some time to completely dry down but once they're dry, there is very minimal transfer. They feel comfortable on the lips and don't feel too drying.
Finish: They're claimed to a velvety matte finish. If you're looking for lipsticks that are completely matte, then you might not like these since most of them do have a sheen to them, which is more noticeable with certain shades (110, 810, 820, 840). On the other hand, the following shades look very close to being matte lipsticks: 720, 700, 500 and 850.
Wear time: These last on the lips for about 4-5 hours without food before they start to fade away. However, if you eat they do start to come off but I like how they fade away beautifully and they don't leave that film on the lips.
Pros
  • Easy to apply
  • Pigmented
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable on lips
  • Very minimal transfer
Cons
  • Strong scent - I really don't like the scent of these lipsticks. I'm sensitive to scents and this one has a very strong scent to them and I can't describe the scent but I don't like it.

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills November 24th to November 28th
    • 6 Piece Liquid Lip Set - $34 (no additional markdown) 
    • 50% off All Contour, Eyeshadow Singles, Concealers, Blush Trios 
    • 40% off Glow Kits, Liquid Lipsticks, Lip Glosses 
    • 30% OFF Matte Lipsticks, Darkside Liner 
    • 20% OFF Brow Products, Brow Tools, Brow Brushes 
  • ColourPop - November 24th to 25th 20% off palettes and 33% off liquid lipsticks
  • elf cosmetics 
    • Black Friday: 50% off on orders $30+ code CELEBRATE
  • Macy's (in-stores & online) Various Beauty deals (check their website)
  • Makeup Geek 30% off excluding kits, palettes and bundles
    • Paula's Choice November 25th to November 28th 2016 20% off + Free Shipping (U.S. & Canada)
    • Sigma Beauty  30% off sitewide + Free Worldwide Shipping using code BF30
    • Tarte Cosmetics (ships to US & Canada) 25% off (some exclusions apply) using code FRIYAY & Free Shipping on $40 US Orders & $75 CAD orders 
    • ULTA Beauty (in-stores & online) - See their website for deals
    • Urban Decay 20% off (some exclusions apply) using code LETSCYBER & Free Shipping (no minimum) 
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    Here are the details of Sephora Holiday Sale 2017 and few of my recommendations. Click here for my blog post for dates and coupon codes.
    Sephora Holiday Sale 2017 Info & Recommendations - YouTube
     


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    Sephora Spring Sale Haul 2017 - YouTube

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    Here's an easy valentine's day makeup tutorial featuring Kylie Cosmetics The Burgundy Palette and the new Rimmel London Breathable Foundation and Concealers. 
    Easy Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial - Smokey Eye & Nude Lips | Arzan Blogs - YouTube

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    Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is claimed to be a long-wear foundation with medium-to-full coverage and matte finish. It retails for $34 USD ($42 CAD) and it's available in 40 shades.
    Photo without flash taken inside
    Here's a demo and review of it. I also tested it out for 6 hours. I have combination/oily skin and for shade reference I'm in NC40-NC42 in MAC.
    Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation 300 | Demo+Wear Test | Oily/combination skin| MAC NC40 - YouTube

    Product Claims
    • Medium-to-full Coverage
    • Oil-free
    • Lightweight
    • Longwearing 
    • Made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity
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    Review
    It's very pigmented and long wearing. It provides a great coverage but I personally don't like to build it up too much because it can easily end of looking cakey. It has a matte finish and it photographs well.  
    I have oily t-zone and I was quite impressed at how I didn't look oily by end of the day. I've tested it out for 6 hours in this video but I've also tested it out for 8-10 hours and got very similar result. 
    • Finish: Matte 
    • Coverage: Medium to Full Coverage
    • Application: I prefer applying it with a brush first and then blending it with beautyblender. I do recommend using less product but it can easily end up looking cakey. It does set fast, so I'd recommend working in sections especially if you want to build up the coverage.
    • Shade: I got the shade 300, which matched me pretty well! It does oxidize a bit when you apply it but it didn't oxidize on me throughout the day.
    • Wear time: I tested it out for 6 hours in the video. I have oily t-zone but I noticed I didn't look oily by end of the day. I've also worn it at work a couple of times and the foundation looks great by end of the day. 
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