Showing posts with label urban decay. Show all posts
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Friday, June 16, 2017

L'Oreal Private Sale Haul!

 Hey everyone! A while back I had a chance to go to the L'Oreal Private Sale, which essentially is a huge invite-only warehouse sale that happens twice a year, including all brands under L'Oreal. I love these sales because 1) you can find amazing deals on products you love and 2) you can pick up products you've been curious to try for a discounted price.
Anyway, here's what I picked up!:
 L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows: It's no secret that I'm obsessed with the formula of these eyeshadows, so I always make a point to pick up a couple every private sale I attend. I picked up the shades:
-Pepsy Coral
-Endless Chocolat
-Goldmine
-Purple Obsession
 I also picked up the Dermablend Corrective Compact Cream, since I've been looking for a fuller coverage foundation lately that would suit my sensitive skin. I wanted to buy the liquid foundation but they didn't have one light enough for my skin tone at the sale, so I picked up the one in the compact instead.
 I also picked up the:
Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray
L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Washable Self Tanner
Maybelline BabyLips Lip Gloss in 'Just A Glimmer'
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder
Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in 'Rouge Carrousel'
Maybelline Colour Jolt in 'Orange Outburst'
 I also picked up some products from La Roche Posay that will hopefully cure the insane dryness my skin has been going though lately. I'm so excited to start using these!
I also picked up the big bottle of their Micellar Water for sensitive skin because it's holy grail status for me!

Hope you enjoyed seeing everything I picked up! I'm so excited to start playing around with everything!
xo

Monday, April 17, 2017

My Spring Makeup Essentials: Pink

As soon as spring rolls around, my makeup looks tend to shift to the more pink side of things. I've really been loving the monochrome makeup trend these days because rosy eyeshadow and pink lips are right up my alley.

If you're like me and you love these kinds of looks, here are my favourite makeup products that you need in your life, like, yesterday.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
I whip out this palette for almost every eyeshadow look I ever do. It is just a must have.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
I waited on picking up this palette for a long time but I finally bit the bullet and went for it. Obviously I love it. If you're like me and you love pink-toned makeup looks, don't hesitate on picking up this palette.

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette 
If you're looking for a more affordable palette that still packs a punch, I highly recommend the Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette. The metallic shades in this are so freaking gorgeous, it blows my mind.

Too Faced Melted Lipstick in 'Melted Chihuahua' 
This is more of a rosy nude on my lips, and it's just one of those lip colours that complements any eye look, so it's definitely a must have in my collection.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in 'Baci' and 'Patina' 
I've recently fallen in love with this liquid lipstick formula (why did I wait so long to try these!?). The colour selection is fantastic as well. Definitely pick one (or many!) of these up.

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush 
This is my holy grail pink blush right now. If you want a blush that makes your cheeks look flushed and healthy, with a touch of glow, this is the one.

Nyx Prismatic Eyeshadow in 'Girl Talk' 
I've actually be loving this lately for highlighting. It's a pretty pink toned champagne colour that really complements any pink makeup look you do. It also looks really nice if you're very fair skinned and have a hard time finding a highlight that isn't too dark.

Monday, February 6, 2017

SEPHORA HAUL! (Mostly Skincare)

Have you ever gotten so frustrated with your current makeup or skincare situation that you frustratedly purchase a bunch of new products hoping to find something to make it all better? No? Just me?
I was having the absolute worst time trying to deal with my skin lately. It's just been so incredibly dry and flaky, nothing in my current routine could fix it. My skin looks and feels terrible and my makeup looks just as bad. So I decided to purchase some new skincare things to help fix this issue.
 The first things I picked up were the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask and the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. I bought them in the smaller travel sizes since I never know how my skin is going to react to them and I didn't want to make a big investment in a product that would cause me to break out. I also picked up the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil because my skin is painfully dry and everyone and their grandma has raved about this stuff.
 I also decided to pick up a few overnight masks that I'm hoping will boost my skins moisture while I sleep. The little Sephora collection ones are so cute and tempting that I couldn't resist picking up more than one.
 I love shopping from Sephora online because I'm a sucker for free samples. I also picked up the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Venom which was a 100 Point Perk. I was also super excited because when I made this order, Sephora was giving free sample bags of hydrating skincare for purchases over $25 (I know, how perfect right?)
 I am so so excited to give these all a try. Most of these products are new to me so I'm very looking forward to trying these out. I have such a huge stash of sample sized products, it's getting a little out of hand, but I'm definitely going to put them to use (I swear!)
Let me know in the comments below if you'v tried any of the products I picked up!
Bonus question: do you have a big stash of samples?
Have a great week everyone!
xo

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

September Favourites!

Yay! It's officially October, which means Fall is in full swing! Also, October happens to be my favourite month (and also my birth month, but that has totally nothing to do with it eheh).

September was a pretty good month for me. School is stressful, but rewarding. I'm also 2 months into my makeup-no buy, which was been a challenge. I'm so tempted to buy things, but it's also pretty satisfying to see my collection get more use.

Since I haven't been buying anything new, my favourites this month are mostly things in my collection I rediscovered my love for (or finally got around to trying). I've also been trying to push myself out of my comfort zone in terms of my makeup looks, which is especially fun now that its fall.

I've been absolutely loving the Annabelle 'Big Show' mascara this past month. It is such a great mascara to use on a day to day basis. It adds a natural looking length and volume to my lashes, which make them look extra fluttery and pretty. It also doesn't clump or flake, so it's pretty much fantastic all around.
 My next favourite this month is actually not beauty related. I've been loving wearing delicate necklaces this past month, especially this one I got from Charming Charlie, which is a pretty pink, opalescent stone. I just love the pretty effect it gives! I wore it almost every day in September.

Scent wise, I've almost exclusively been wearing 'Coconut Passion' from Victoria's Secret. It is such a comforting yet flirty, sweet scent. If you're not crazy about sweet scents, I'd skip this, but if you're like me and you're a sucker for sweet, vanilla-y scents, you'll adore this.
 I've also been getting a lot of use from my BH cosmetics 'Smokey Eyes' palette these past few weeks. This palette is seriously so fantastic for fall. It has some of the prettiest burgundies and purples. I really wish it had some more gold and orange shades, but it still is a great palette to work with. The shadows are also extremely pigmented and easy to blend out!
 This eyeshadow might just be my favourite in the whole world... Photographs really cannot do it justice. Urban Decay's 'Lounge' shadow is addictive. It's a really cool brick red shade with a green shift.
 One of my go-to bold lipsticks in September was pearl finish of 'Wine with Everything' by Revlon. On me, its a really pretty looking metallic orange-red, which I think is absolutely perfect for the fall season.
Of course, I wasn't wearing bold lipstick every day in September. I definitely was wearing more nude lipstick, and more often than not I was wearing 'Cool Nude' from Essence. As the name implies, it's a cool nude lipstick, which is a lot more flattering on the lips than I expected. It looks especially nice when you pair it with a more bold eyeshadow look. 
Finally, I've been really liking to use e.l.f's Ultimate Blending Brush to apply blush. The brush is fairly dense and super soft, and just the perfect size to apply blush. 

That's what I was loving this month! Let me know your favourites in the comments below! 
xo



Friday, September 30, 2016

My 10 Fall Makeup Essentials

Hi everyone! Can you believe September is almost over? Was that the fastest month ever or what?

I really wanted to take a little time to talk about my essential, must have makeup once Autumn comes around. While I'm not too strict when it comes to sticking to "seasonally appropriate" makeup, Fall is definitely my favourite season, so I definitely take advantage of it when it comes to my makeup choices.

Here are the things that I think are definite must haves in your collection for the Autumn months!


1) A good under eye concealer/colour corrector

Ah yes, back to school season. Midterms await, meaning sleepless nights and under eye darkness galore. Having a good heavy duty under eye concealer, and a good colour corrector is essential in the Fall.
I recommend: Lancome 'Effacernes' Under Eye Concealer & Nyx Dark Circle Concealer/Corrector

2) A Cool Toned Nude Lipstick

When I think of Fall lipstick, I think of 2 things: a vampy wine colour, and a cool toned nude. So on days you don't quite want to go for an intense dark lip, this is a really flattering choice. Plus it also gives you extra freedom to get a bit more creative with your eyeshadow looks!
I recommend: Essence 'Cool Nude' Lipstick

3) A Vampy Dark Red Lip

I won't bore you to death with the same story over again, but I had been on the hunt for the perfect dark wine lip colour, and I found it with Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Copenhagen'. It's perfect and stunning and flattering on all skin tones. That is all.


4) Duo Chrome Eyeshadow

I like going for more 'outside of the box' eyeshadow looks in the fall. While on a day to day basis, I tend to stick with my safe neutrals, I do also like to reach for some vibrant coppers, or some really cool duo chrome looks that just seem to look so much cooler in the Autumnal months.
I recommend: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in  'Lounge' (it's described as a brick red with a green shift, and it is my favourite thing ever)

5) A Super Dark Black Eyeliner

I adore lack eyeliner, but I find that a super, intense black liners look best in the colder months. And years later, I have yet to find an eyeliner blacker than Urban Decay's 24 Hour Glide On Pencil in 'Perversion'


6) A Warm Toned Blush 

I wear a lot of peach and baby pink blushes in the summer, but when it comes to fall and winter, I always go to a warmer blush to give that healthy "out in the cold" glow.
I recommend: Nyx HD Blush in 'Amber'

7) A Hydrating Foundation

When the weather cools down, my skin goes from combination to very dry. So I like a foundation that will keep my skin feeling hydrated and comfortable all day.
I recommend: Covergirl 'Ready Set Gorgeous' Foundation and Too Faced 'Born This Way' Foundation


9) Bolder Brows

I have natually thick brows, so I can get away with not doing much with them on a day to day basis with my lighter, more natural looks in the Summer. However I almost always fill them in during the Fall months, just because I love the look of bold brows with the more bold makeup looks that come during this time of year!
I recommend: Annabelle Skinny Brown Liner in Universal Ebony


10) Soft lips

Dry lips from the chilly weather paired with a vampy, dark matte lip is a disaster waiting happen. I take extra care to hydrate my lips as soon as the weather gets colder. I particularly love Burt's Bee's lip balms for this. I'm using one that's a coconut and pear flavour right now, and it is DIVINE.


What are your must have products in the Fall? Let me know!
xo