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Buying a Foundation with Sephora’s Color IQ Without Test Swatch

For those who don't know, there's an iPad and a skin tone detector at the Sephora store for you to determine your skin colour. After scanning your face with that device, the clever Sephora will save your result into your account and match you with all the possible foundations on their site. Hurray for technology for making our shopping life easier than ever and saving my lazy ass too! In fact, I personally do not like to shop at the store, I feel too overwhelmed and shopping online is a lot more resourceful! Without doing test swatches at the Sephora store, I directly ordered a foundation from their site to see whether the Color IQ is really that intelligent.

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Best Wishes From Melrika!

Hi all! The Melrika team, Melissa and Marika, is wishing you happy holidays!! We wish you a lot of warmth, good health, and success in the coming year; and we hope that 2017 will be a SMASHING year for all of you! Whether you celebrate or not, we think it’s important to take a moment for ourselves, to think back on the year that’s almost behind us, and simply enjoy what’s happened (and maybe anticipate what is to come)! The holidays are the perfect time to treat ourselves, our family, and our friends, as well as being thankful for what we have. In other words: spread the love! Boy… the year has passed so fast and we still remember the day we set our 2016 resolution lists! Looking back on this year, the team is very thankful for the progress that the blog made  Without our visitors, readers, family and friends’ support, we wouldn’t be here today, and you are the ones who always keep us going, so thank you for that. We saw a …

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Boucle Magazine’s First Paper Edition is a Must-Read

In the blogosphere, there can be unhealthy competition and hatred sometimes, but at Melrika, we strongly believe that supporting each other is the most beautiful and meaningful act bloggers can do for one another. For this reason, we were extremely proud and happy to be invited to the launch party of Boucle Magazine‘s first paper magazine earlier this week! ❀ A little background Boucle is a francophone blog that was founded in 2012 whose mission is to promote positive messages about issues that everyone faces such as body image, self-esteem, etc. Their goal is to help people love themselves the way they are, no matter their weight, height, colour of their skin, etc. Boucle promotes a message of diversity that includes anyone and everyone and has a very refreshing point of view on themes such as beauty, mental health, sexuality, etc.

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Shop Miss A Double Haul!

Now that you know all about the magic of Shop Miss A (click here for review of the site), let us tell you more precisely about the products we ordered. This is what Melissa got: 2 individual eyeshadow from Princessa. One in a warm brown #836 and cool taupe brown “Clay” #819. When I received them, I found out it comes with a 2 ends applicator which is pretty cool for the price I paid. The packaging of the shadows is absolutely very cute and good quality 2 metallic liquid and pencil all-in-one After Ego from Kleancolour in silver and gold. At first, I thought it was only liquid liners. When I received them, I found out there’s a retractable pencil together! Surprise! 3 makeup brushes from e.l.f: blending brush, eyeshadow brush and a smudge brush. A matte & shimmer duo palette from Kleancolor in 02 Alluring Touch. Needed an affordable palette with neon colours. It would be nice to create a neon colour look sometimes without wasting money on expensive shadows! A nail clipper. Yes, …

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Liebster Award Nomination!

Thank you outofmythoughts blog for nominating our blog for the Liebster Award. We never thought we would be nominated for these kind of “event” post. Since the blog is run by 2 authors, Melissa & Marika, it will be a long one but we will try to keep it short and sweet and interesting! The rules for this award are as follows: Post 11 facts about yourself. Answer 11 questions from your nominator. Nominate 11 other blogs with under 200 followers and ask them 11 questions (let them know you nominated them, tag them in your post or tell them in some way!) 11 Facts about the blog and the co-founders, Melissa & Marika: The blog is run by 2 Montreal girls, Melissa & Marika. The blog started by a random conversation about social media and YouTube. The blog started out as a bilingual blog (yes, we translated every.single.word), but we quickly realized that the posts were too long and we might be losing readers. Melissa is a graphic designer. Sometimes she can be quite …

Back To School Edition: Products for your Busy Mornings | YouTube Video

Hello fellow beauty addicts! In this video, we are introducing to you some useful products for back to school, because we know how hectic mornings can be. The products we introduce are good for a complete makeup look and they are also products that we absolutely love! We are not lying because you can see we hit pan on some of the products we’re showing! Hope you enjoy and let us know what are your favourite products to use on a busy morning! -xox- Products: – Total Face Palette Beautifully Bare by e.l.f. – Eyebrow editor in the shade Midnight Brown no.03 by Sephora – Classic Line Eyeliner feature 24HR liner by Sephora – NYX fan brush 06 – E.l.f all over face brush – 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation by Sephora in Linen – Bite Beauty lipstick: CafĂ© and Pepper – Blush: Desert Rose by MAC Cosmetics – Eyeshadow: Nylon eyeshadow by MAC Cosmetics – Mascara