Elf Haul


Hello Beauties. During the week of Black Friday Elf Cosmetics had some fabulous sales with free international shipping. I had to take advantage.

I had just recently tried Elf Cosmetics primer and was impressed with the quality to be so reasonably priced. The only thing I have found is it has an odd odour, but that just may be me because my sense of smell is extremely sensitive. Have any of you beaties found the smell odd?

Since I have been enjoying the primer I decided to give some of their other products a try.

The Packaging:

Elf definitely has the packaging down. It is simple but good quality. On the large eyeshadow palette the packaging is not flimsy (I was expecting a thin plastic package)

The Beautifully Bare all over Face Palette packaging is perfect. It is sleek and travel ready. Slip it into your makeup bag and your ready to go.

The Quality:

I was expecting the quality of the products to be so so. I wasn’t expecting the eyeshadows pigment to be very good and was expecting it to be muted. Well I was in for a pleasant surprise. The colours are beautiful and last. No reaply needed.


I also purchased the baked eyeshadow palette and swatches the colours so you could see how lovely they are. The top row is lighter colours which are perfect for base and highlight. The bottom row has vivid colours that are gorgeous for your crease and under eye.

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have been wanting to try Elf cosmetics but concerned about the quality, I say give them a try!

Have a fabulous day beauties and I will be posting some looks I created using some of the elf products in a future post.

Bellamj74💖

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The Balm and Essence Cosmetics


Hello Beauties ❤️ I am sorry I have been MIA. As mentioned in an earlier post I received some pretty exciting products in my Ipsy October GlamBag. I have had the chance to create an eye look with 2 of the products and I am very pleased with them.


The first product is The Balm Cosmetics Hot Mama Blush. Yes I said blush, but this product is multi use! Two product for the price of one, who doesn’t like that!

The colour is quite nice. It is a pink/peach with a hint of highlight to give your cheeks a glow or your eyes a touch of shimmer. With outstanding pigment Hot Mama last all day. I love that this product is powerful enough to stay but light enough to not crease on the lids.

The second product is Essence Superfine Waterproof Eyeliner.

This is a lovely precision eyeliner. It allows you to create perfect cat eye/winged eye looks. It has a wonderful fine tip and it is waterproof! The price is very reasonable as well at $2.99 this is a must have in your beauty vault.

I hope you enjoyed this post loves! You can follow me on Instagram for makeup looks.

Bellamj74 💕

Whoohoo Ipsy


Hello Beauties! I would like to give you a sneak peek of my October GlamBag. I must say I am extremely excited about my Ipsy October GlamBag! I received some pretty amazing products this month and will be working on reviews. Ipsy Has yet to disappoint! If you love beauty products and haven’t joined yet click Here to get started! Stay tuned loves I will be creating looks and writing reviews of the product. 

 Have an outstanding week beauties❤️️

Let’s keep in touch, follow me on Instagram

Bellamj74💕

Rose Glow

Hello Beauties, sorry it has been a bit since my last post. Things have been busy around my house. The twins are back in school and our new puppy is settling in. I hope you all are having a wonderful transition from summer to fall. The weather is starting to cool here in Canada and with cooler weather we must pay more attention to our skin. Today I would like to review a facial cleansing product I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag.


I received The Organic Pharmacy Rose Facial Cleanser in my Ipsy bag and it was instant love! It is a nice sample size and especially since it only takes a small amount.

First let me rave about the smell. It smells glorious, I am a huge fan of rose and it definitely doesn’t disappoint in the smell department.

A powerful but gentle cleanser. It cleanses outstandingly, it isn’t a thick lather but you are sure to see the results. It will leave your skin smooth and glowing. Lovelies I recommend this product as a must try.


Now let’s talk about price. It is a bit pricey, but since it only requires a small amount it is worth the investment.


I completely agree with what the company has to say. This product is gentle on the skin, but does a wonderful job cleansing. It only takes a small amount so your bottle will last a while. Your skin will be soft and glowing after cleansing.

All in all I recommend this product and give it an A+.

Have a wonderful weekend Beauties!!! Much love and remember love the skin your in.

Bellamj74💕

Bow to the Brow *Review of JCat Beauty perfect duo brow pencil*


Hello Beauties ❤️ I hope you are having a wonderful week. Today I want to talk about the brows. Do you tame your brows? Do you fill in your brows? I tweeze to manage mine and I also fill. In the past I used eyeshadow to fill and that worked fine for me. I have used brow pencils before, but wasn’t to keen on them.

I received Jcat Beauty perfect duo brow pencil in my Ipsy July GlamBag and wow it has made my brow game strong. I absolutely love the creamy velvety texture. It glides on with ease and it is retractable so Yay No sharpening. It also has a brow brush!


The dark brown matches my lashes perfect. It is very reasonably priced at $3.99, and comes in 8 shades.


The spoolie brow brush is soft and does a beautiful job of shaping those brows.


I love the angled tip of the liner, it gives you precision when it comes to the arch. It is also also long lasting and resist smudging.


I would say Jcat Beauty perfect duo brow pencil is a beauty must have at a very affordable price.

If you are interested in more info on receiving a GlamBag Just click Ipsy to check them out. I look forward to receiving my GlamBag each month and hopefully you will too.
Let’s keep in touch! You can follow me on Instagram or looks of the day 😊

I hope you have a wonderful weekends till next time….

Bellamj💕

The Art of Beauty


Hello Beauties. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Today I am going to bare all with you and show before and after makeup photos. I hope you will find some inspiration in this post and maybe a new trick on how to enhance your beauty 🙂

Let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I am 42 a mother of 5 and a grandmother of 5. I have always been intrigued with makeup and how the application can transform and enhance beauty. My journey is a continual learning process and I love to experiment and think outside the box.

I enjoy sharing beauty experiences with people and when I stumble across a new product (one that I haven’t tried) I love to tell people about it. I focus strongly on skincare. Healthy skin is the key to beautiful makeup application. Keep your skin moisturized!!! Moisturized skin is supple and allows you to apply foundation smoothly.

Before applying your foundation I have found that using a primer helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps your foundation stay in place.

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I have used every way imaginable to apply foundation. Here are the three ways I apply foundation:

  • Fingertip-Yes I use my fingertips…the important thing to remember with this application is to make sure you have washed your hands before application. You do not want to transfer bacteria from your fingers to your facial skin.
  • Brush-I sometimes use a brush to apply foundation. This is not my favorite way of applying foundation but it is effective. To ensure even and smooth application watch how you are applying. I have found that applying in small circular motion helps keep the foundation smooth and even.
  • Sponge-This is my favorite way to apply foundation. In the past I would fill the sponge with foundation and apply by rubbing all over my face…yeah it was affect but there is such a better way. Now I apply a small amount of foundation on the sponge and start at the T zone and dab. The dab application leaves a smooth and beautiful coverage.

Note if you are using liquid highlighter and/or contour apply before you apply foundation. Again using the sponge application makes foundation so much easier when you have applied liquid highlight and contour. If you are using a powder highlight and contour or no highlight and contour than use the sponge and dab foundation on skin and continue dabbing until you have covered your facial skin and it is even and smooth.

Remember to set your foundation. I use a loose translucent powder to set my foundation. I have found that if you use a colored powder it takes away from the foundation itself. If your foundation is a bit too light you can use a bronzer to  add a bit more color. If your foundation is a bit too dark you can use a lighter powder, but that doesn’t always help.

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Highlight and Contour. First you will want to know what face shape you have.

  1. Oval- Face gracefully tapers toward chin, wider forehead and prominent cheekbones.
  2. Long-Face gracefully tapers toward chin, elongated feature from forehead to chin and some have prominent chin.
  3. Round-Face width and length almost the same and widest at the cheeks.
  4. Square-Forehead, cheekbones and jawline almost the width and square and bony jawline is prominent feature.
  5. Heart-Face strongly taper toward chin, chin tend to be pointy and forehead maybe a prominent feature.
  6. Diamond-Face highly angular and somewhat bony and widest at temples.
  7. Rectangle-The width of your hairline and jawline are about even and your face is longer than it is wide.

What face shape are you?

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How to highlight and contour for your face shape. It is important to highlight and contour properly to enhance your facial structure. Contouring will help add depth, slimming qualities and enhance your bone structure,:while Highlighting will add a glow and bringing life to your face.

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The dark areas are for contour and light areas for highlight.

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After I have applied your highlight and contour I add blush just above the contouring on the cheeks and the apples of the cheeks. To add to the apples of the cheeks the easiest way is by smiling. It is always nice to give yourself a smile because it is an excellent facial exercise and will also give you a boost of confidence 🙂

Next I focus on my eyes. I absolutely love the eyes, there are so many looks you can use to enhance the beauty of your eyes. From a natural look to a bold and colorful eye look. The key is do what you are comfortable with. It is so important for you to apply your makeup in a way that makes you feel comfortable. I like bold and vivid and bright, so that is how i apply my makeup.

I like to use false lashes due to the fact I do not have long lushes lashes. Check out my blog post Lash not the Question for tips on how to apply.


The finished look before I styled my hair and after I styled my hair.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. If you have any questions or have a tip leave a comment. Let’s keep in touch follow me on Instagram.

bellamj