It may only be early October, but in the makeup and fashion world that officially means it’s the Holiday season! The Holiday collections have begun rolling out, and there are so many exciting launches! I recently got the chance to play with the new PUR Sweet 16 collection, and as soon as I saw the sequin packaging I knew I needed to write about it!

Above images are from the PUR website!

This year marks the 16th anniversary for the brand, and they are celebrating with a special edition Holiday collection: the PUR Sweet 16 Collection! Working as a makeup artist for the last 5 and a half years, I’ve had the pleasure of watching them grow immensely in that time. They have rebranded, repackaged, and have really stepped up their game to become huge contenders in the competitive cosmetic industry. In my opinion, they are the perfect example of a brand listening to their consumer requests and using that feedback to grow and improve.

The PUR Sweet 16 collection just went live in stores, and online this month. It features 7 items:

The collection features gorgeous white packaging, with a sequin design. What makes the packaging so unique is that the sequin/glitter is cased inside the front cover.

The Celebrate Your Selfie Blockbuster Set is definitely a standout product in my opinion. Not only because the eyeshadows are stunning and super pigmented, but also because it’s such a great value! You get 16 eyeshadows (matte, shimmers, and pressed glitters), a mini lip gloss, mini mascara, set of false lashes, 2 blushes, and a highlighter! The only aspect of this I didn’t like is the box, as it’s neither storage nor travel-friendly. However, I have it on good authority that the eyeshadows are magnetic and can be (carefully) detached from the box. You could likely de-pot these and pop them into a magnetic palette!

The next item on my radar is the Love Your Selfie III Sweet 16 Face Palette & Mini Mascara SetI am always a sucker for PÜR eyeshadow palettes, as their formulas are incredible and they perform so well. I always find the colours to be super pigmented and easily blendable! This has a range of warm tones with a couple of neutral shades, and a mixture of mattes, shimmers and pressed glitters.

 

The Sweet 16 Kiss of Confidence Set comes with 3 lipsticks, and 1 hydrating lip balm with. It’s a clear balm with a hint of sparkle that you can wear under lipstick to prep the lips, or over top to add some extra sparkle and hydration!

Above image is from the PUR website!

 

They also launch a limited edition brush set every year, and these are one of my favourite items to get as they’re such a great value! This year’s set features the oval brushes. If you’re a fan of oval brushes, these are some of the best quality on the market (in my opinion!) The bristles are soft dense, and of course cruelty-free!

PÜR also launched 2 exciting new skincare items in this collection!  A new gold sheet mask set, and a skincare set featuring exciting new launches! It contains an illuminating setting spray, the 4-in-1 primer, a gold peel-off mask, and a shimmering dry oil! These products are infused with some amazing ingredients, like liquorice extract, vitamin C, ginseng, and green tea.

 

Overall, I think this collection is absolutely gorgeous. The palettes are definitely the biggest wins for me, as PUR’s formula is incredible and they are such a great value!

What are your thoughts? Are there any stand-out products for you?

 

 

*This post is not sponsored, all opinions are my own. Some links may be affiliate links, in which I can earn a small commission if you choose to purchase product through my link. You are in no way obligated to do so, but it is much appreciated!* 

October arrived in a flash, so quickly that September feels like it just started! I definitely lost track of time this month wasn’t able to post these wallpapers earlier, despite how excited I was. October is probably my favourite month of the year as it contains 2 of my favourite things: Fall, and Halloween. For this month’s wallpaper background, I wanted to incorporate both of those elements – but I also understand that not everyone loves or celebrates Halloween. So instead of creating a Halloween-themed wallpaper design, I wanted to focus more on the Fall aspect of it. With a pumpkin, of course!

 

october wallpaper phone background

You can download October’s Wallpapers by clicking the download links below!

For Desktop:

Without calendar:

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With calendar:

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For Phone:

Without calendar:

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With calendar:

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Thank you so much to everyone who downloaded my September wallpapers! I love seeing your photos using them, and want to share all your great photos! If you download or purchase any of my designs and use them, make sure to tag me on Instagram @raincoatesbeauty so I can share them on my page and Etsy shop!

I have way more styles available on my Etsy shop, and you can save 15% on with the code “15OFF”

Phone Wallpapers / Backgrounds

 

Check out my previous posts: 

Blue Eyeshadow – Affordable & Cruelty-Free

Makeup Declutter – Foundation I’m Throwing Out!

The next instalment in my makeup declutter series is all about foundations! See what foundations I’m throwing out and getting rid of, and why! I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve been hoarding foundations like they’re going out of style.

I’ve tried more foundations that I can count, always on the market for the next best foundation – sadly,  more often than not I end up disappointed. My skin has always been difficult, as I’m prone to sensitivity and texture. Many foundations end up looking heavy and cakey on my skin, accentuating texture rather than hiding it.

Join me as I declutter my foundation collection, and I’ll show you which ones I would repurchase!

Cruelty-Free Dupes:

In this makeup declutter, I mention foundations from brands that test on animals. I now only buy and promote brands that are cruelty-free, so I wanted to include some cruelty-free alternatives to those foundations mentioned:

What’s on my face:

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored in any way. All opinions are my own and not representative of any brands or products. This is not intended to speak badly of or insult brands or products. Some links are affiliate links in which I can earn a small commission if you choose to purchase product through those links, at no cost to you!*

I picked up the new NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation as soon as it launched here in my city. I was so curious about it and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to segway into a new series of videos I plan on doing – wear test reviews! I love watching wear test reviews, as seeing the product actually worn on the skin throughout the day tends to be the most helpful when deciding if it’s something you want to purchase.

For this wear test, I wore the NYX foundation for 12 hours without using a primer, and without setting it with powder to really get a feel for how it performs on its own.

Check out my video to see my thoughts on it, and if I recommend it!

 

 

Nyx Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colour – Nudity

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Dark Brown

Lise Watier Nude Velours Eyeliner

Sigma Sinuosity Lash Mascara

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer 

PIXI Glow-y Gossamer Duo

Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush

Lise Watier Waterproof Lip Pencil – Nude

Lipstick Queen Lipstick – The Truth 

 

I’m currently in disbelief at the fact that it’s already September. I genuinely feel like we didn’t even have a summer, let alone that it’s already feeling like fall! Not that I’m complaining, as fall is my favourite time of the year! The dawning of a new month means all new phone and desktop wallpapers!

September’s wallpapers have a clean theme with the florals transitioning to fall colours. While I may have had to resist the urge to fill this month’s wallpapers with a Halloween theme, I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to florals yet.

Thank you so much to everyone who downloaded August’s wallpapers! I love seeing all your photos using them! If you download or purchase any of my wallpapers and use them, make sure to tag me on Instagram @raincoatesbeauty so I can share them on my page and Etsy shop!

I have way more styles available on my Etsy shop, and you can save 15% on with the code “15OFF”

Phone Wallpapers / Backgrounds

Every month I will be sharing a new wallpaper design that you can download for phone and/or desktop, for free!

September’s Wallpapers:

You can chose for phone and desktop, with or without the calendar! Click the link below to download easily!

Phone Wallpaper With Calendar:  Sept-Wallpaper-With-Calendar.jpg

Phone Wallpaper Without Calendar:  Sept-Phone-Wallpaper.jpg

 

Desktop Wallpaper With Calendar:  September-Desktop-Calendar-Wallpaper.jpg

Desktop Wallpaper Without Calendar:  September-Wallpaper-Desktop.jpg

 

 

I hope you enjoy this month’s designs! Let me know what designs you’d like to see in the future in the comments below!

 

Check out my previous posts: 

How To Do Eyeliner – 1 Liner In 4 Styles

Makeup Declutter – Eyeshadow Palettes