Friday Chat: Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey, Too Faced Love Flush Blush, and Food

Let’s talk about STUFF. Stuff I’m liking? Beauty and other STUFF…you know STUFF. Because stuff is LIFE, right? Or is LIFE stuff? Guess it depends what side of the stuff you live on  😛

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I’ve been skipping Zumba for the last week and a half, because my fave instructor took holidays. And hey…that’s all cool, ’cause I mean she’s a person and has to live outside of Zumba…but UGGGGH…I hate Zumba subs. You get used to an instructor’s style and choreography BIG time…a sub is just Zumba FAIL for me. So instead of taking a Zumba class I’ll regret, I choose to go for a good, brisk over an hour walk with the hubby and avoid Zumba disappointment. Zumba disappointment can sting you for YEARS people. 😛 Ok, ok…maybe weeks, but it FEELS like years I swear! I love going for a walk on the trails by our house. We usually go for about 7.5 km and it feels good!
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Wild raspberries grow along our walking trail, which amazes me! They’re so SMALL compared to what you buy in store! WHAT is up with THAT?! Are grocery store raspberries mutants? Still doesn’t stop people from collecting these tiny morsels haha! We always see people foraging for berries on our walks.

I got a new mascara, Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey. MAN, I wish Clinique would just drop the whole CHUBBY, FATTENING SCHTICK. It kind of sickens me to be honest…but not enough yet to ignore them, but keep it up dudes…TRY ME. My chubby ass DON’T care what brand I put on my face since it’s around 3 feet away…  😀  😀

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Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey

The mascara wand is your typical plastic many-sized bristles that seems to be the norm these days. I actually don’t mind the brush so much as the formula…it’s REALLY wet. And I’m usually a HUGE fan of Clinique mascara formulas, so this one is like a huge WTF moment for me. Not that I hate it…it’s just really wet, and the brush is all sloppy and covered in so much mascara that it scares me. I have to wipe off a LOT of product on a kleenex before going to my eye, and I kind of hate when I have to do that with a mascara. I feel like I’m wasting so much product.

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Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey

Here’s a skin SWATCHY TIME of the shade:

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Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey

NICE, right? But eh-it’s not really all that FATTENING..and I’m a fat girl, so TRUST ME…I know fat when I see it!

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Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey

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Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey is ok? But it’s not WOW. It gives great separation and length to my lashes, but it’s nothing to get all excited about. The colour is what saves it for me. I adore the shade. Clinique could write BLACK HONEY on friggin’ toilet paper and I’d be all over it like a bad cold. Black Honey was my first “grown-up lipstick” so I always have a tube in my my purse because 1: NOSTALGIA, and 2: It’s the lipstick they used on Liv Tyler for Arwen in LOTR(Lord Of The Rings in case you aren’t all up with the abbreviations) and…HELLOooooo- who doesn’t want Arwen Lips? Anyways, Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Black Honey will probably get loads better for me as the tube dries up a bit…I like my mascaras at a certain wetness level…which is about 3 weeks in for wet ones like this.

I wasn’t going to buy these Two Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blushes($32), but Marky really wanted one, so like a good mama, I ordered one for her…and one for me…you know… for BLUSH SCIENCE… 😛

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Two Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blushes in Love Hangover, How Deep Is Your Love

Everybody keeps raving about the packaging on these, and I don’t get why? Is it the bunny imprint? The heart shape? So what? Wow, jaded beauty junkie or what, hey?  😀

Swatchy Time!

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Two Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blushes in Love Hangover, How Deep Is Your Love

They’re both basically the same shade, a watermelon pink, just one is more shiny than the other. Marky likes shiny EVERYTHING, while old me prefers things to be not so shiny these days. But WOW. These are some seriously pigmented blushes! A little too much for us pale folks here at Beauty Reflections!

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Too Faced How Deep Is Your Love

I’m wearing How Deep Is Your Love in that pic, and I’m telling you it was a barely DIP and then a hand brush before this puppy went onto my chubby cheeks. These blushes are truly made for darker skin tones than mine, which is about NC15 on a good day lately…sunscreen works! I’m so pale right now in the middle of summer and LOVE it. Hard to find a foundation that matches well lately…and it’s weirdly invigorating and making me feel all YOUNG again!  Anyways, the 16-hour wear time is full of SHITE…these are pretty average wearing for a blush I find…a good 8 hours and fading happens after that. Then again, maybe if I could actually wear MORE than a smidgen on my pale face in one go…well, that might make a difference in wear time. MAYBE. The shades are really pretty though! I like Too Faced Blushes.

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Roast beef, caramelized onions, and a tiny bit of blue cheese quesadilla drizzled with some Nonna Pia’s balsamic glaze is SO GOOD. I got this flavour and the plain one-at Costco, but I’ve seen them sold at grocery stores as well. WORTH IT. Makes your sandwiches an experience!

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Yup! I gotta a SNOWBLOWER! It was a cheap, used buy …but I’m so freaking excited for the snow to really start to fly here and USE it! I call it HUSQY (Husqvarna Snow Blower is the brand) for short…and I love him like the son I never had… 😛

A lot of you really liked my Instagram Post of my Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers.

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There were so GOOD! And here’s the link to the recipe. Safe to say it’s a new dinner staple at our house. I’m trying to incorporate more meatless yums here, so if you have any recipes, lead me to them! I used to be a vegetarian when I was in my 20s, but I can’t commit fully to it now, being anemic and all. But I do want to eat less meat and more veggies. Goals. Gotta have them, right?

Last day of July can you believe it? Happy Friday everyone! And Happy Long Weekend my fellow Canadians! What stuff have you been liking lately? 

  • Lily

    Lol at mutant raspberries! You have lashes to die for so even when you say this mascara isn’t all that, your lashes still look awesome. I didn’t know Liv Tyler wore Black Honey in LOTR. I have to dig mine out now 😛

    • I swear to god man-store ones are HUGE compared to these wild ones. I don’t get it! Then again I get confused easily HAHAHA.
      Yeah! That’s what they used on her!

  • I agree that subs can be problematic but good on you for doing something in it’s place. My lazy butt would’ve taken a hiatus along with the instructor. As far new beauty stuff I’ve been really loving the new YSL primer and the Smashbox BB Water. Also been digging out a few oldie but goodies in the eye and lip department but nothing that has blown my socks off.
    All I know is that the release of fall collections is making me sad because it reminds me that summer is almost over.

    • Hahaha, yeah I love walking too! See, I need to move everyday, because I like to EAT hahaha! I want to try that Smashbox BB water? Have you reviewed it yet? I wonder if it’s like the CoverFX drops?
      See, I hate summer! I can hardly wait for it to be over. ONE. MORE. MONTH. LOL.

      • Review will be up next week. I wasn’t a fan of the CoverFX drops as that was just pigment and not an actual base. Even though it’s called a BB water I feel as though it gives you the coverage of a BB cream with a much lighter texture. It’s very similar to my Bobbi Brown Serum Foundation which I absolutely love. Fall is my favorite season but it seems the summers get shorter and shorter every year.

  • Happy Friday, Tracy! 😀

    I totally relate to you about Zumba sub – I’ve never tried it, but I hate it passionately when I reserve a hot yoga class for a particular teacher then a sub shows up! It really makes a huge difference and sometimes it ruins the whole workout! ;-/

    I giggled a bit reading down the Black Honey mascara portion. I was concluding it isn’t all that great besides the face I’d not wear a mascara in such colors, then “squirrel!” your lash pics. LOL. I think want to buy it. ;D

    • Happy Friday Lena! Right? Subs suck most of the time. My zumba teacher is so AWESOME! I love her so much.

      Hahaha, it’s a nice mascara! I think you’d like it! And it would look amazing with your eyes!

  • Hahahaha slow blower? That’s so cool!!! Does it mean you don’t have to shovel anymore? Coz that’d be great! I love how the blush looks on you, but in all honesty I think the bunny imprint has A LOT to do with their popularity :p I actually think I’d like Black Honey if it were actually a volumizing mascara. That shade looks like it’d look great on brown (and maybe green) eyes! So actually for the past week, my boiler was down. Had to wait a whole week before they could send someone! Took my first decent shower (I did shower over the week, but it’s cold water so I was using as little water as possible haha) this morning. It felt like REBIRTH, I tell you!

    • Yup! No shoveling! It kind of throws the snow to wherever you want it to! It’s a decent sized one too-I’m gonna do the sidewalks in my neighbourhood even all the way to the neighbourhood mail boxes haha!
      Yeah I don’t get the bunny thing haha. No!! That happened to me a few months ago I remember, but at least I cold get it fixed that evening. I bet that was one of the best showers you’ve ever had!

  • The trails by you have berries?!?!? So jealous! And I am SOOOO gonna make those burgers. YUM YUM YUM

  • Happy weekend!! It is so funny because I just picked up one of the Too Faced blushes and one of the fatty mascaras and am testing them right now. I have to say I feel almost the same as you do!

  • When we lived in Seattle, we used to pick wild blackberries – they’re a pest, haha. Dennison ate some off of the bushes, LOL, but that’s the only time he’s eaten them! Usually he spits them out – those and raspberries. Apparently compound berries are rejected, lol.

  • Happy Friday! I am loving the fact that SEPHORA Finally opened here!
    As for mascara, I am loving Younque but I hate that it’s $35.00.
    Blush, I can’t find one I like yet. They are too pinkish for my pale skin. I am using bronzer instead.
    Snowblower already? winter is coming 🙂

    • Wahooo! Now you can be broke like the rest of us haha!
      I do that sometime too-just wear bronzer. It works!
      And yup! It’s coming. I am READY. 😉

  • rachlovespenguins

    We just got a snow blower a month or so ago from my dad’s brother and I am sooooooo ridiculously excited about it! A winter where I might NOT get stuck in the driveway? Yes please!

    I really like the colours of those Too Faced blushers and super-pigment doesn’t bother me either. I feel like I get more mileage out of a compact that way. What I’m not keen on is the cutesy heartsy stuff. The bunnies I can live with and I do admit that the stamped impression is adorable. It’ll also be gone in a few uses and look like the surface of any other blush. The compact though, not so much. It feels like play makeup, and while part of me knows it’s the product inside that counts, I also can’t see a reason to spend that amount on a compact that will make me cringe every time I look at it. I think I must not be their target audience. 😛

    Lately I’ve been enjoying the new YSL primer and strange cream/powder blur compact thingamajig. I don’t really know what that one is exactly, but it sure looks good over my foundation. And they’ve both done pretty well for me in the current non-snow-blower melty heat. I also caved and bought the MAC Viva Miley lipstick. I guess the colour finally won out over my creepy “do I really want her name and signature that close to my mouth?!?” feeling. LOL

      Yeah, you and me both haha! I don’t get the packaging, it’s so childish to me. I’ve been thinking about that YSL primer thing! But eh-I don’t wear enough makeup lately to justify it.
      And I hear ya-why MAC picks the WORST VG spokespeople I don’t know. Like pick somebody GOOD for once!

  • There are those insanely long lower lashes again! I just can’t stop staring at them, lol. You say you’re fat girl? Well I bet all that supposed fat is concentrated in those lashes of yours, because DANG, they are so full and plush! I R jelly.

    • LOL hahahaha!
      Yep, I ain’t tiny! Never have been actually. I’m not like 300 pounds or anything, but I’m a husky girl!

  • Liz

    LOL, blush science. Maybe we can retire to a blush lab instead of a typical retirement home.

    I loved Clinique Black Honey back in the day but haven’t gone near the stuff in a long time. I did check out the mascara though and it’s so stupidly oversized that it literally made me LOL in the store. And that dumb blush name Cola Pop really should have been tucked in as part of the Black Honey family. Clinique and their names, man.

    • DUDE best idea EVER.

      Right? Like why didn’t they name it Black Honey? The need to fire the person who names their stuff. Seriously. HIRE ME. AND YOU.

  • I’ve found a lot of blushes are too pigmented/dark for me too, as I’m also rather pale. The blush colour looks great on you.

    My current favourite new find is Bite Beauty Maple Agave lip mask. It’s very moisturising.

    • Thanks! But yeah, these are powerful blushes! I think I might end up giving them away.
      I just got that lip mask! You are right! It’s awesome!

  • Ha! “the wear time is SHITE” – I heart you. That snow blower looks GANGSTA! You are going to PWN that snow. We found this really interesting looking fruit on our honeymoon to Puerto Rico that neither of us could identify, so we deemed it a husqvarna, LOL! Also, I had no idea Black Honey was Arwen’s lip color! Yep, I want Arwen lips. Black Honey was one of my first lipsticks, too. HA! Black Honey toilet paper! 😀 You are the best.

    • Been watching too much SOA HAHAHA 😀
      Black Honey EVERYTHING dude. Seriously. I’d buy it ALL!

  • Henna Singh

    I’m pale this summer too and I love it! I ended up going outside inadvertently for 30 minutes and got burned so I’ve now been wearing SPF everyday just in case… wouldn’t want that to happen again! Didn’t even try any bronzers or self-tanners this summer… I think that summer glow might just be going out of style now.

    • Wahoo for pale! Me too, I’ve been all about the sunscreen this summer too. And I hardly self tan-I end up looking PEACH and that’s not a good look hahaha! I agree! I think it’s maybe on the way out.

  • Man I love this post! I can’t wait for a picture of you using the snow blower looking all bad-ass! And blue cheese quesadilla, yes please.

    • :D:D Thanks! YOU BET! That pic is gonna be EPIC. I’m the only one here that likes blue cheese-Terry hates it. So I eat it when he’s gone haha!

  • Maggie

    Awww, I admit, I’m a little suckered by the bunnies. (When they come out with a Boxer-puppy-themed collection, my no-buy is going right out the window!)

  • My husband is the zumba fiend so he gets exactly what you mean – subs don’t cut it!!! Lol.
    Those Too Faced blushes? I want that heart shaped, candy looking blush compact in my bag – that’s what sucks me in! The heavy pigment will be a challenge for me though so I’m going to select the most natural shade when they release down here!

    • Your hubby does Zumba?! He’s my hero! When a guy comes into class all of us are IMPRESSED hahahaha! I hope you guys come here for a visit so I can take him to my fave Zumba teacher!
      Yeah. Marky ended up getting a paler one-can’t remember the name-but these two are WOW.

  • High Impact is the BOMB.

  • Thanks! I use a micellar water to remove it, so I guess just water would work maybe? I’d have to try it first to find out for sure though-so I’ll let you know!