Make sure to read my previous post about Youtube’s changes and how they affect small content creators like myself!

While I sadly didn’t meet the threshold for Youtube’s new Partnership requirements, I wanted to do one last big giveaway as a thank you to everyone who has followed me and helped support me!

This is the giveaway I was most excited for – it’s a full face giveaway! There are products for eyes, lips, brows, cheeks, and even skin!

 

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To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Be subscribed to my YouTube channel

  2. Be following me on Instagram

  3. Comment on this post or on my Instagram post letting me know you’ve entered!

This giveaway is open worldwide! I will be contacting the winner personally.

If you’re a small blogger like me and will be affected by this change, leave your channel name in the comments so we can help each other out!

For the 11th day of Blogmas, I thought I’d tackle one of the most frequently asked questions I hear while working in cosmetics during Christmastime.

“My ___ loves makeup, I need some stocking stuffer ideas! What do you recommend?!” 

This question usually comes from a parent just a few days before Christmas (or for the true procrastinators, on Christmas eve) with a frazzled look in their eye as they realize most of the typical “stocking stuffers” are out of stock.

One of the great things about the drugstore is that there are endless possibilities for stocking stuffers/small gifts. Here’s a guide of some items that I personally love and recommend for anyone looking to fill a loved one’s stocking with beauty products. These are all products under $20, that can be found at most drugstores. They’re also mostly all permanent items, meaning they should be pretty easy to find!

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Whomever you’re buying for, if they are a beauty lover then you really can’t go wrong with filling their stocking with some makeup or skincare goodies. If you want an in-depth review of some of my absolute favourite drugstore products, check out my video here

You can never go wrong with tools like brushes or sponges. Real Techniques has some amazing value sets out right now, and if you really want to get creative you could remove them from the packaging and wrap each sponge or brush individually!

Travel-sized skincare also makes great stocking stuffers, as they’re typically inexpensive and convenient! I always recommend some good makeup wipes, as any beauty lover, makeup-wearer, or even just someone with a busy life can use these! They’re great to bring on the go or for anyone who has a tendency to forget to wash their face before bed (big no no!)

Lip products make one of the absolute best stocking stuffers in my opinion. My favourite lip products from the drug store are usually from NYX. Their Butter Glosses, Soft Matte Lip Creams, Lip Lingerie, and lip liners are all pretty inexpensive, and come in a ton of shades.

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You also can’t go wrong with eyeshadow! NYX and L’Oreal make my favourite drugstore eye products – especially the L’Oreal Infallible shadows! Full review on those here!  Nyx makes empty eyeshadow palettes that you can fill with their single shadows! I believe those are mostly available online though, and will require being ordered in advance so they arrive by Christmas. That would be a great idea for a stocking stuffer though, as you could wrap all the shadows individually!

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Elf, NYC, and Essence are also fantastic brands when it comes to stocking stuffers, as they’re all very affordable. Mostly all of their products are $10 or under, making them great for anyone on a budget or even if you’re just looking for some good filler/extra products. I’m planning on doing a full list of Essence products that I recommend, so stay tuned for that!

What are your current favourite drugstore products? Let me know in the comments below!

 

I hope this helps, and merry blogging!

 

I’ve accumulated a few goodies recently, and thought they would be perfect for a back to school giveaway! When I was in school, I didn’t have a lot of extra disposable income to afford much makeup. I know how stressful school can be, so I wanted to show my appreciation and hopefully help make a student’s (or anyone who doesn’t have a lot of disposable income for makeup) life just a bit easier!

You can enter easily here! 

 

Back To School Makeup Giveaway

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One winner will receive:

Enter to win a bag full of makeup goodies valued at nearly $100! One winner will receive:

-NYX Contour Kit

-Covergirl TruNaked Nudes Palette

-NYX set of 3 Butterglosses in “Apple Strudel,” “Eclair,” and “Cherry Pie”

-Covergirl TruNaked Waterproof eyeliner duo in “Cashmere/Espresso”

-Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in “Brownish Black”

-NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in “#07 Satin Ribbon”

-NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in “Perfect Red”

-Essence 2in1 Eyeshadow & Liner in “Peach Perfect”

-Mini Hair Kit including hair ties, bobby pins, elastics, headband, clip

Rules:

  1. Must be following myself and Beauty Webber Greens on Instagram
  2. Must be subscribed to my Youtube Channel
  3. Spam accounts or giveaway only accounts will be disqualified

There are a ton of other ways you can enter through the link, such as following me on Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, and more!

 

 

Hello beauty lovers! Today’s post is something I have been eagerly anticipating for over 2 months now. It’s a big compilation of my favourite drugstore products! Working in cosmetics throughout the last couple of years has really given me a chance to test out a lot of drugstore brands and products, and determine what I think are the best. This video has also been highly requested from many of my clients.

What I’ve been most excited for however, is to do my holiday giveaway! I went out and picked up my absolute favourite drugstore products to give away to one of you!

(This giveaway is now closed, but I have many more exciting giveaways planned so stay tuned!)

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If you read my Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Lotion review, you may have noticed that I’m slightly obsessed with the new booster/essence trend.

Essences, booster steps, and “watery lotions” have been a huge trend in Asian beauty and skincare for a while now. It’s only been recently that they’ve started to dramatically increase in popularity throughout North America.

I think my obsession sparked when Shiseido launched their Ultimune Concentrate in 2014. This was marketed as an “skin-immunity booster” that could be used in conjunction with other serums and skincare products. While not marketed as an essence, this “concentrate” is very similar in concept.

Others have followed, such as the recently-launched Biotherm Life Plankton Essence, the Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Lotion, and an exciting one from Elizabeth Arden that should be launching in September – each different in their own way.

Working in cosmetics and skincare, I’ve had a ton of questions recently about how they work and what they do. So what are these mysterious products?

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Essences typically have smaller molecules, allowing them to absorb deeper into the skin. These are usually a more concentrated formula and are more effective, since they treat at the cellular level.

Essences come in a variety of formulas and textures. Depending on how concentrated they are and the texture, they can also be referred to as serums, boosters, or concentrates (like the Shiseido Ultimune!)

Tip: With watery textures, I find a lot gets wasted if you use it on a cotton pad. You can pour a little into your fingertips and apply directly to the face, or transfer to a spray bottle and mist the face! 

There’s a lot of dispute as to whether these are basically glorified toners. While some may be seen as replacing/revolutionizing the toner world, many are in fact not the same as a toner. Most toner’s usually finish the cleaning process/begin the moisturizing process. Essences and boosters, on the other hand, are actual treatment. Most are very different in formula and texture.

So when do you use these? After cleaning and toning (to ensure the skin is cleansed of dirt and impurities and thus more receptive to treatment). Depending on the texture, you may prefer to use this before or after your serum. For the Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Lotion, I personally like to use this after my serum and before my moisturizer.

Tapping/pressing these into the skin works best – try to avoid rubbing and tugging at your skin!

Have you tried any essences or boosters? What are your thoughts on them?