This reoccurring category features skincare products I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase? I am also getting better about posting more consistently, eh? #funemployment really frees up my time.
Items featured in this post include NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray, Tarte Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist and Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
My quest to find high-performing natural beauty products is an on-going process so when Evio Beauty slid into my DMs to ask if they could send me product I was elated to try something new. Based in Toronto, Evio Beauty is an eco-conscious skincare and makeup brand based on sustainable practices, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and free of parabens.
Their packaging and marketing (especially their Instagram stories) really intrigued me about the brand but it was when I saw the price point I knew I had to try it. Evio Beauty is SO affordable. The most expensive item is $22ish dollars.
(In this post I will be reviewing the makeup, not the skincare because I haven't had a chance to use the skincare long enough to know how it performs. I also don't have two products; the Concealer by Evelyn Iona and the Creamy Lip-spo Liner.)
Let me be the first to acknowledge that gift guides aren't really a thing I feature on my own blog and before we delve into it a few things to note: This gift guide is just code for my ultimate wish list. These are the things I would buy if I was rich. I figured I might as well go big for my blog's first gift guide. These are my definition of "I have my shit together" type of splurges. While the items aren't tens of thousands of dollars they're still expensive and I could never justify the cost, employed or otherwise.
If anyone does feel like buying me something expensive, next month's rent would be nice.
Also, this list is a great example of how I would be a terrible sugar baby because everything is under $1000 and the most expensive thing is a mattress. Seriously, I joke that I would become a sugar baby in exchange for a Costco membership and a VitaMix all the time.
I could win the lottery and I would still be all about that “sort from low to high” life while online shopping.
This reoccurring category features cosmetics I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase? I also haven't posted an Empties in a while and this photos are old AF. I really should be posting these every other week just to get through them but I'm not going to because I am bad at blogger.
Items featured in this post are L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base, Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation, Maybelline Better Skin Foundation, Revlon ColorStay Full Coverage Concealer, Maybelline FitMe Concealer and NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray.
"Isn't this review a little late Vicki?"
Um, yeah... I've been busy, okay?! Wunderbrow has been on my "to-review" list for at least 2ish years and I just hadn't had to opportunity to try it out until last week when I found a Christmas set on sale at London Drugs. Yep. That was what bumped this up to the top of my list, the fact that I got all three pieces in a set for $34.99 when the retail value of the brow gel on it's own is $34.99. What can I say? I'm a thrifty bish and love a good deal. I'm also maybe the world's worst blogger because I spend my own money for gimmicky product reviews.
Full disclosure, I do have an advantage when it comes to the brow game because my brows were microbladed years ago and have held on to some of that pigment since then. As one of many people who overplucked in the early 2000's I am all about this full brow Brooke Shields moment. When I finally started filling in my brows I definitely over filled them and couldn't figure out how to apply brow products. I went full Silky Ganache and my brows looked like they were applied with Sharpie. Once I got my eyebrows microbladed I got to say "see ya" to brow makeup for over a year but recently the pigment has been fading and I started wearing brow makeup again. Because microblading is so costly I decided to not get my brows touched up.
Also, this isn't really relevant to the review but I just want you all to know that one time a beautiful drag queen told me I had the nicest eyebrows she's ever seen and it was the best compliment I ever received. I think about that a lot.