Reflection – 2018

Wow! What a year! I can’t believe 2018 is coming to an end. This year especially felt like it has just flown by. I know I haven’t been updating this blog at all this year and I do want to thank everyone who still check my blog out. This post today will be a bit more of a personal story and I felt the need to write it since I owed it to you guys for sticking by me.

As you know, since Summer 2017, I’ve been running my own boutique in Hamilton. That has proved to be a challenge, especially since I’m doing it by myself with the help of N. Obviously, I enjoyed doing it although there were some days where I felt like giving up. All in all, the store has been doing really amazing, and I was lucky enough to meet some wonderful people along the way. Other opportunities came knocking on my door, and I’m so grateful that I took a leap in running my own store. My customer list has grown this year, and some of them have turned into friends.

This year, however, I’ve went through several personal struggles as well. Most of you should know by now that I’m a very private person. This blog is a reflection of that. I only share stuff about makeup, beauty, skincare, and nothing personal. I don’t like to share too much about myself with the world, especially when privacy is concerned. You should know, however, that I’ve lost an immediate family member this year and another has fallen ill. This has affected me deeply personally, and so I have to make several major decisions for 2019.

What does this mean? I don’t know yet. My plans and goals have changed due to the events that had happened in the past couple months, and I’m hoping that these changes that will take effect in 2019 will allow me to blog more regularly and to update my youtube videos.

Meanwhile, you can always follow me on Instagram (@jillyijoe) for short tutorials and to take a peek of what’s going on in my life. This blog, may or may not eventually be moved under a different name, I’m still not sure yet.

One thing for sure though, 2018 has been good to me. You all have been awesome. Cheers to 2019!

Pat McGrath Decadence Palette Look #1

I’m back with a new tutorial! Today I’m sharing with you guys my first look using Pat Mcgrath Decadence palette. This palette is absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to create more looks with it!

So sorry I couldn’t create a youtube video for this look, however, I do have a video of all the steps that I took in video format on my Instagram Highlight under “Decadence”.

Read more below to find out the products I used for this look as well as the step-by-step pictorial.

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Cute Valentine Makeup ft. NARS Wanted Palette

It’s almost close to Valentine’s Day, or Galentine and I thought I’d share this cute valentine makeup tutorial with you guys. I’m using NARS Wanted palette for this look since I bought the palette a while back but didn’t get a change to use it.

This look is all about that doll eye with soft kissable lips. Nothing too dramatic besides the eyelashes, which obviously you can skip if you .prefer. I chose to create this look since I think this is something that I’d definitely wear on a date.

Read more below to see how I achieve this look and to check out the step-by-step pictorial (with product list).

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RMS Un-Cover Up Review

I’ve been planning to do a lot of foundation review but haven’t had the chance to sit down and write out my thoughts. I feel like by the time I want to write one down, the phase of that foundation is kinda over.

Anyways, today finally I have the chance to and I want to talk to you guys about one of my new favourites – the RMS Un-Cover Up! Read more about this foundation/concealer below, and check out the before-after photo too.

Use code KIREI15 when you buy RMS products from KITSU.CA

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Dermalogica Double Cleanse

So, in my previous post, I created a Halloween makeup look. Now, I’m going to talk about makeup removal. This goes for any kind of makeup. As you know, most Halloween makeup can go overboard, so I thought I’d share my experience using Dermalogica Double Cleanse to remove my Halloween makeup look.

Read more about it below.

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Zombie Face Paint Halloween Makeup

Hello, hello, hello! It’s been a while! How is everyone doing? I hope you’ve been following my Instagram account & watching my Instagram stories! As you know, I’ve done a Neon/Blacklight Skull makeup on Instagram. Today, I’m going to share my with you a Zombie sorta makeup.

Read more below to check out the tutorial.

Click here to see my other Halloween tutorials

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Shop Kitsu in Hamilton (Life Update)

Hi all! I’m so sorry I haven’t update the blog for a while. I’m not sure if you guys know, but I recently open a store called Kitsu in Hamilton, Ontario. The store’s concept is a lifestyle boutique, and we carry apparels for Men & Women, makeup, skincare, accessories and home decor products.

The store is also available online (yay) and we ship worldwide! You can use this code KIREI15 to get 15% off your purchase at Kitsu’s online store. Read more to see what’s in store for you (makeup related)

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Givency Noir Interedit Macara Review

It’s been a while since I last wrote in the blog, so I’m excited to be able to take part in this little review. Thank you Givenchy for sending me the Givenchy Noir Interedit Mascara for a review. As always, even though this mascara was sent to me as part of PR consideration, I just want to say that my review is honest and is based on my personal experience.

If you want to see how this mascara works on my straight Asian lashes, keep reading below!

 

You can grab Givenchy Noir Interedit mascara in Sephora for CA$38

givenchy noir interedit honest review

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My Everyday Essentials [Guest Post]

by Samantha Braddy

Every girl needs to have an everyday essential routine, and none can be complete without a selection of beauty products. There’s a lot we couldn’t live without, and narrowing it down to a few isn’t a walk in the park – especially when you are one of those beauty-and-fashion obsessed girlies who enjoy spending time in front of the mirror. Still, needs musts and all that… Ah.

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