Showing posts with label favourites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label favourites. Show all posts

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Favourites!

 Another month has come to an end, which means it's time for my monthly favourites! I have  smaller bunch of products this month, but I love them all so much. Some of them are new to me and others are rediscovered old favourites.
 First, I've really been loving my Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in the shade 'Donut'. It's the most perfect bright pink colour that looks so pretty in the summertime. I've really been reaching for this one a lot, especially since I've been keeping my eye looks a bit more neutral.

I've also gotten a lot of use out of my Annabelle BB Compact Makeup, as I'm sure you can tell by the generous amount of pan I've hit on it. I use this powder to set my makeup. It adds an extra little bit of coverage, and darkens my foundation a little bit, which is good since the foundation I'm using right now is my winter shade, so a little too light.
 Of course, I've been roped in by the hype surrounding the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. I really do believe it deserves the hype it gets. It's for sure a dupe for my beloved Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, and at a fraction of the price, I'm on board 100%.
 I've really been enjoying the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation this month. It offers great medium buildable coverage, is super long lasting, and leaves a very flawless finish on the skin. I'm not too sure what "Comfort Serum" is, but considering my skin has been dry to the point of discomfort this month, I will agree that this foundation has been comfortable to wear.

Finally, I started using my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette on a near daily basis again, and I've fallen in love with it all over.

I still firmly believe that this is a must have in any persons makeup collection, whether you're a beginner or a makeup junkie.

It's the perfect collection of wearable neutrals that never get boring.

That's all for my monthly favourites for June! This month just flew by, it's so crazy. Can't wait to see what July has in store... (Hopefully a bit more sun and heat... the weather in Canada hasn't been too "summery" yet, unfortunately!)

Have a wonderful July everybody!

xo



Thursday, June 1, 2017

MAY FAVOURITES!

Hi everyone! Long time no talk 😋😋 and happy June!
I'm back from my brief exam and study hiatus, and now that I've officially graduated I'm so excited to have more time to be writing on here about my monthly favourites! There aren't too many, since I didn't really try out too many new things, but I rediscovered a lot of old loves within my collection that I ended up using all month long.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in 'KathleenLights' 
Every single time I wear this eyeshadow, I will guaranteed receive compliments on it. It is hands down the most beautiful true gold shade that is just so flattering on the eyelids. I'm so obsessed with it.
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Prague' 
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Nyx's soft matte lip creams, so obviously I had to add to my collection. Prague is a super pretty deep mauvy pink colour and I'm so in love with it.
Milani Rose Blush in 'Romantic Rose'
This blush, besides being 1) super affordable and 2) so pretty, is seriously the most pigmented and flattering blush I've worn in a really long time. I'm so glad I picked this up because I've been using it every day since April and I just can't get enough.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in 'Opal'
I had forgotten just how much I loved this highlight until I started re-using it this past month. It's just so intense and just so GOOD. It applies so flawlessly on the high points of the face and is so eye catching without looking unnatural.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Shadow in 'Dusty Rose'
This single shadow for a while now has been my go-to eyeshadow to wear on my minimal makeup days. I just slap it on, all over the lid, or in the crease paired with any pink or purple toned shadows. It's a super flattering colour for my skin tone.
Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours in 'Noble Nude' 
I'm so obsessed with the formula of these lipsticks. They are honestly unlike everything I've ever felt. They are the most matte lipsticks I've ever used, and literally feel like velvet when you put them on your lips. You definitely need to exfoliate your lips well before using them but it's so worth it.

Let me know what you loved this past month!
xo

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March Favourites!

 It's that time again; new month, new batch of products I've been loving. I tried out a lot of new products this month so I had a really hard time narrowing this list down to an acceptable size, but I decided to go with the products I've used on a near daily basis throughout the month of March.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Granite
I was on quite a brow product hunt last month. I wanted something that could effortlessly fill in sparse areas without making my brows look too dark or too clown-like. This product is honestly so fool proof and looks so great. You can build up the pigmentation as well, so you can choose to go for a natural, subtle look or a full on Instagram style brow all with one product!

Nyx Dewy Finish Setting Spray
As a setting spray, I thought this product was good, but not good enough to keep me using it on a daily basis. I recently started using this to dampen my Beauty Blender and my foundation and concealer have never looked better! It makes any product I put on my face look super flawless and decreases any cakey-ness that can happen.
Wet N' Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in 'Nudist Peach' 
This liquid lipstick, besides being super affordable, is really awesome. It applies a bit watery and at times streaky, but its easily built into an opaque, even coat and it has a fantastic lasting power. This shade in particular is so great for the spring and looks so nice paired with pink or peach toned eye looks. I'm in love!

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Stockholm'
Honestly, I'm sure if I look back in my monthly favourites posts, I'll probably see this exact product at least 3 or 4 times. This shade is my absolute perfect nude. It's extremely flattering, doesn't make me look dead and makes my teeth look super white. Bonus: it goes with any conceivable eye look, trust me on this one.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in 'Baci'
For days when I want to step outside my comfort zone a little bit, I've been going for this lip colour. It's a stunning mauvy grey type colour that is just so interesting to look at. This formula of liquid lipstick honestly blew my mind the first time I wore it. This stuff will not come off, trust me on this one. If ever you need a product that will stick around even while eating, drinking, kissing, etc. this is the one! 

Essence Gel Eyeliner in 'Blue Lagoon' 
I've probably also had this product in a monthly favourites before as well, but I had to bring it back again because there are no words to describe how great it is. This product honestly feels like a high end product you would happily pay $40 for. It just glides right on with the most incredible pigmentation. I put this in my waterline and not only did it stay put ALL day (at least 12 hours?), but it looked incredible. 
Physician's Formula Happy Booster Blush
I had this blush stored away in my collection for the longest time and for some unknown reason I just never really used it all that much. I decided a few weeks ago to give it another shot and I'm seriously so in love with the colour that it gives my cheeks. As much as this analogy is overused, it really does make your cheeks look like you just came inside from a cold, winter day. A super pretty pink flush!
Maybelline 'Fit Me!' Concealer
This is just a great drugstore concealer. You really cannot go wrong with this. It will cover up a multitude of sins, including my crazy dark under eye circles, without looking obvious or cakey. It could probably pass off as a high end concealer and no one would tell the difference. So, so good.

What products did you love this month? Let me know in the comments below!
xo

Friday, December 2, 2016

NOVEMBER FAVOURITES!

Can you believe it's already December? It's beginning to look a lot like..... exam season! Kidding, but not really. Hang in there students, the break is near! I can't wait to finally have more time to blog... November was a pretty brutal month for me in terms of school and time management!

This month was a really great one for me in terms of my makeup and skincare routine though. I just came out of a 4-ish month no-buy, which really renewed my perspective on using up my products and not buying more than I really need just because.

I also tried out so many new products, many of which I won't mention here (dedicated full reviews are on the way!), and I've discovered a ton of new favourites.
I went to the Lise Watier warehouse sale this past month and picked up their Blush Trio, and can we just talk about how pretty it is? I think its from an older collection, so I'm not sure if it's available any more, but I've been using it every day in November so I couldn't not share it. It gives the most perfect, winter rosy cheeks that I love.

Another thing I was on the hunt for this month was a new face powder, since I ran out of my beloved Rimmel 'Stay Matte'. I picked up Maybelline's Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Face Powder, and I've been loving it. I'm not sure if it's as good as the Rimmel one, but I've been using it every day and have no complaints at all. It mattifies and sets your face makeup without leaving your face looking powdery, and that's all I can ask for!
My favourite lip colour in November was hands down 'Pink Wink' from Maybelline. It's the coolest metallic rose colour in the most comfortable, long lasting formulation. I've never been a huge fan of the scent of Maybelline lipsticks, but this one doesn't bother me too much (maybe it's just because I love the shade so much, though!)

I've never been one to use setting sprays until I tried the Nyx Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray. This stuff has changed the game for me completely. It takes away any dryness or powdery finish and leaves your makeup looking like it just became one with your face. It's incredible.
I'm probably one of the biggest fans of L'Oreal's Infallible eye shadows, and this one in the shade 'Permanent Kaki' is definitely no exception. I've been stepping out of my comfort zone a lot lately in terms of eyeshadow and lipstick. A few months ago, I would have never thought I'd be wearing a shade like this on my eyes, but it's quickly become one of my favourites. It's a stunning metallic khaki colour that I honestly think would be flattering on just about any skin tone and any eye colour.

In a similar colour scheme, I've also been loving the Annabelle Smudgeliner in 'Cyber Jungle'. I've always been a huge fan of Annabelle's smudgeliners. They glide on extremely smoothly and pigmented. This one in particular is a khaki/taupe type colour that is suprisingly very pretty.

What did you love during the month of November?
xo

Saturday, November 5, 2016

October Favourites!

It's November!
Hi everyone! I apologize for my little break from the blogging world. I needed to put my focus 100% on my midterms, but now that those have been conquered, I'm back and excited to share what I have been loving all throughout the month of October!

October is my favourite month, mostly because it's my birthday month, but it has my absolute favourite weather as well. I am SO happy to be able to be wearing my huge cozy sweaters again.
Nyx Lip Lingerie in 'Ruffle Trim'
The amount of times I've been complimented on this lip colour blows my mind. It's a really pretty warm brown nude, which used to be somewhat out of my comfort zone, but I've been loving it lately.

Maybelline Fit me! Matte and Poreless face powder
Once my Rimmel Stay Matte powder ran out, I really needed a good, new mattifying powder, so I decided to give this one a shot. I'm not too sure if I like it more than the Rimmel one, but it makes my skin look so smooth and matte, without the powdery, cakey effect,

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
I've been wearing a lot more colourful and shimmery eyeshadows rhis past month, and I needed something I could depend on to keep everything in check. This is a great product to prevent creasing and make sure everything stays where you want it to while lasting all day. I'm using a deluxe sample size and it's nowhere even close to empty, and I've been using it every single day for over a month now!
Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in 'Be My Highlight'
I really wish I found this product sooner. This is the best everyday highlighter I have ever used! It looks so natural and glowy, and doesn't accentuate any texture. Plus, depending on how much you apply, you can go from a subtle daytime look to a disco ball kind of glow with ease. All that, AND it's so affordable! There's no excuse not to pick this up!

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara
This has been my go to mascara all month when I wanted a more dramatic effect with my lashes. It volumizes like no mascara I have ever used ever. It really does make your lashes stand out. I was so skeptical about if this product would be all that great considering how inexpensive it was, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in 'Amber Rush' 
I heard the hype over this eyeshadow for ages but never really was convinced enough to go pick it up until lately but oh my god, is this ever pretty. It shimmers like no eyeshadow I have ever used before, it's almost breathtaking when it hits the light. I'm so tempted to go buy more shades of it now, it's that gorgeous.

These were the products that I particularly loved in October. I'm so sad that it went by as fast as it did! I had a really great month, and a lovely 21st birthday.

Here's to a great November!
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

Monday, August 1, 2016

July Favourites 2016!

July went by way too fast. I seriously can't believe its already August... I feel like just yesterday I was writing about my favourite products of June! As fast as it went by though, I did find a lot of great products this month that have really changed up my makeup routine.
The first thing I've been obsessed with this week is Revlon's matte lipstick in 'Pink Pout'. In terms of drugstore lipsticks, I find that Revlon make some of the best. This is the perfect matte Barbie pink type colour that isn't drying, nor does it accentuate dryness or texture on the lips. I love it! 
I posted not too long ago about Sephora's 'My Beauty Notebooks' that I recently purchased. I've used them a lot this month, but the one in particular that I've been reaching for the most is the one called "Working it". It has exactly what I need for an every day look, with options to make it more nighttime friendly if I choose to. It has the perfect shades for a smokey eye or a brown, natural look. It also has the most perfect brow bone highlight shade that I'm OBSESSED with.
I've raved about the Nyx Prismatic eyeshadows over and over, but how can anyone blame me? They are hands down my favourite eyeshadow formulation in the drugstore. The one I've been loving this month is called 'Liquid Gold', which comes off a little more on the red side than a classic gold, but regardless, it is truly breath taking on the eyes. It looks like a foiled eyeshadow. As all of the other shadows, it is extremely pigmented, easy to blend and long wearing. I love wearing this all over the lid with 'Girl Talk' in the inner corners.  
I adore Essence. They have some crazy good products for such an affordable price point. I picked up the kajal pencil in the shade 'Teddy' mostly because I needed a good brown eyeliner and I was honestly blown away by this. It applies so smoothly, which you wouldn't expect from a $2 wooden pencil. The colour itself is a metallic brown which is seriously stunning. It is not the longest lasting eyeliner I own, but it still holds on for quite a while.
 I've always had issues with face sunscreens. They're either way too greasy, they break me out, or both. When I saw this in store, I knew I had to give it a try because the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration sunscreen is holy grail to me. And behold, another holy grail product for me from this line. It's perfect! It's moisturizing, has that great scent, doesn't break me out, works perfectly under makeup, has SPF 30... What else could I need? The bottle also has a really nice pump too!
Early this month, I was on the hunt for a good body butter because my skin is dry as ever, and dry skin is not a good look in shorts and dresses. I was initially going to pick up one of the Soap & Glory ones, but I had some second thoughts because $20 is a bit pricy for a product I knew I'd go through super quickly. I picked up this one by Bath Retreat in the scent Vanilla Souffle and I'm honestly pretty addicted to it. I was worried that the scent would be a little sickly and overly sweet but it isn't! It is a very sweet scent, but it's also very sexy. Besides that, it does the job! My skin is so incredibly soft since I've been using this! It's amazing to use after shaving your legs.

Those are all the products I've been loving this week! Let me know in the comments what your favourite product(s) were this month! 

xo




Monday, June 13, 2016

One Brand Favourites: Nyx


Hi guys!
So today, I thought I'd talk to you all a bit about my favourite products from Nyx.
Nyx only became available in Canadian stores this year and they have quickly become one of my favourite brands. While I still haven't tried all of their products (I have my eye on the Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks that are only available online!), I have tried a good amount and I have many favourites that you all NEED to add to your collection!


1) Soft Matte Lip Creams
There is no surprise here. I am pretty obsessed with these. As far as drugstore matte liquid lipstick goes, these are the best. They also come in a great variety of colours, so whether you're looking for a vampy, dark mauve or a subtle nude, they have what you're looking for. The lasting power is great, and I don't find them to be overly drying. Overall, they're a must-have if you want to up your matte lip game without spending a ton!


2) Prismatic Eyeshadows
For me, these were love at first swatch. They are everything you want in an eyeshadow. They're buttery, smooth and insanely pigmented with little to no fallout. Bonus Tip: The shade "girl talk" also works as an amazing highlighter.


3) HD Concealer
This stuff works wonders, especially under the eyes. It's been described by many as a dupe for the Nars Creamy Concealer and with good reason; it gives great coverage, it's creamy and it isn't drying at all. I'm so glad I purchased this because it has been my go-to concealer ever since.


4) High Voltage Lipstick
I hardly ever hear people talk about these and I think that's such a shame. The pigmentation on these lipsticks are insane. They are so creamy and feel really hydrating on the lips, but also give such a great colour payoff. They also come in a huge variety of colours, you're definitely likely to find one that you like.


5) HD Blush in "Taupe"
When you first look at this product, you wonder why they would sell a blush in such a weird grey-brown colour. But this is the perfect contour shade: it's not too warm, it's not muddy or orange, it's perfect. I've seen this work fantastically on girls with darker complexion and it also looks great on me, and I am very fair skinned. It also has insane pigmentation so you need to have a light hand with this product. Highly recommended.


What are your favourite Nyx products? Let me know!
xo

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MAY FAVOURITES!


Wow, can you believe its June already? This  month flew by so quickly! Luckily, I did also discover a ton of amazing new products that I cannot wait to share with you all!


Nyx HD Concealer in "Fair"
The fact that this is a drugstore concealer blows my mind. It is so creamy and offers amazing coverage. Hands down the best concealer I've ever used on my under eye circles!


Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation (in 110 creamy natural)
I'm really liking this foundation this month. It offers a light to medium coverage which is what I like to have in the summer. It wears really well, even on really hot or humid days, which is a must!




Too Faced Shadow Insurance
I know this stuff has been around for ages, but WOW is it ever good. It can not only hold glittery eyeshadows for hours without any creasing, but it actually makes them look SO much better. It even increases the amount of pigmentation you get from your shadow! If you haven't tried this yet, you must.


L'Oreal Visible Lift CC eye concealer
This stuff is amazing for the summer and for the morning. The concealer itself is great; its very creamy and offers a light to medium level of coverage. The thing that won me over is the fact that it applies with a roller ball! It's really cooling on the eye area which helps if you have puffy eyes in the morning, or just want something soothing!



Nyx Prismatic Shadow in "Girl Talk"
I adore this eyeshadow. Its so sparkly and pretty, I just cannot get enough of it. It's also a very versatile shade so it can be used in a lot of different eye looks. I've also used it as a highlight once and it looks great there too!


Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
I'm a person who often has trouble finding a good nude lipstick that doesn't make me look washed out, since I'm quite pale. This is the one for sure. It looks so natural and pretty, I can't get enough of it.








Food Favourite: Smartfood Cheddar Jalapeno popcorn
I'm so addicted to this popcorn, it's becoming a problem. But it's soooooooo gooooooood........



TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Yes, I know I'm late to get on board with this. But I watched 6 seasons in a month and a half, so I think that counts as a serious addiction.

What did you love in May? Let me know in the comments below!
xo




Friday, January 1, 2016

My 2015 Makeup and Beauty Favourites!

Hey everyone! So as 2015 comes to a close, I've gathered up all my favourite makeup products from this year into one big post! So here are the products that I loved ALL year and were my absolute favourites. I'll also be writing full reviews for each one of these products throughout the month of January for those of you who would like to know more!



Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

By far the best foundation I've used probably ever. I love this stuff. I have dry skin so finding a good foundation is usually pretty hard for me since it always tends to settle in a very obvious way on my skin which is not the effect I'm going for... This foundation looks so natural, and also offers great coverage. Awesome.




Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
This mascara might just be my holy grail mascara. Does everything a good mascara should do; adds volume, length and curl. I probably used it almost every day this year (except for the past couple weeks because I've run out!).

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette
I've mentioned this palette before in a monthly favourites. And I still use it pretty much on an almost daily basis. The selection of colours complements my skin and look so natural and pretty. Lots of golds, rosy golds and gorgeous nude shades.




Lush Therapy Massage Bar
I adore this massage bar. It may just have taken the spot of my previous favourite (and sadly discontinued) Heavanilli. The scent is so nice but not too overpowering and it does what a massage bar should do. (No joke, it was in one of my dreams the other night... I think that means something about how much I love it). Not 100% sure if this counts as a "makeup and beauty favourite" but it makes my skin feel beautiful, so that should count for something!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
This is a new one that I've started using recently and it's already made its way into my 2015 favourites, so I think that says something about this product. There was a lot of hype surrounding this mascara and I normally don't buy into the hype, but desperate and in need of a mascara to temporarily replace my Too Faced one, I picked one up. This mascara is really lovely. It makes your lashes look super long and pretty but in the most natural way. I loveeee it.


Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen
I had been wanting this particular product for SO LONG and it was always sold out when I went to buy it. I searched for MONTHS, no joke here. So when I finally got it, I was so so excited and my expectations were pretty much sky high. And it met every expectation. I finally found my perfect wine/burgundy lip colour and the formulation is amaaaaazing. So velvetty smooth and matte.

And thats it for my 2015 makeup faves! I hope you enjoyed reading this! What do you think of these products? And what are your 2015 favourites? Let me know!
xo