Laura Mercier & NARS – New Favourite Base Combination
I walked into Sephora after a long day of work to unwind in my happy place. I’ve had my makeup on for 11 hours now without any touch-ups. Just as I start to pick up some new bits of makeup I hear someone say, “what foundation are you wearing, your skin looks flawless.” Shocked, as I also have a stress-induced zit making a home on chin, I look up and see one of the Sephora employees waiting for an answer – that’s when you know you’ve truly found a great base combination.
Too Faced – Cocoa Contour Kit
There are a lot of contour & highlight palettes out there that contain tons and tons of different shade, most of which a lot of people realistically won’t use on a daily basis. That being said, I searched high and low for a streamlined contour palette that is more simplified for daily use. Enter the Two Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled To Perfection ($50) in Light to Medium. With two contour shades and two highlight shades, this is definitely one of the more simple palettes available.
Bourjois Air Mat Foundation
I admit that my drugstore foundation game is not on point. It is definitely a void in my collection that I am trying to correct, starting with the Bourjois Air Mat Foundation ($29).
KYPRIS – Clearing Serum & Moonlight Catalyst
I am definitely a fan of the medical/doctor skincare brands but it’s always great to find an effective collection of natural beauty products. Based on a selection of organic, wild crafted and sustainable ingredients, KYPRIS beauty products are 100% natural alternatives for all your skincare needs.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate
There are the products you love right away, the ones you never want you use again and the ones that grow on you. Even though I took my time with this product, I have definitely fallen in love with this formula. I’ve been using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marcable) Foundation Concentrate ($69) for about six months now and I am so excited to share my full review.
Holiday Gift Guide
As great as the holidays are, it can be a bit daunting to figure out exactly what to get your family and friends. From work parties to family dinners, New Year’s festivities and Secret Santa’s, I think we can all use a little help with some gift ideas. I’ve done my best to give you a few suggestions.
Two Powders, Two Price Points, Two Loves
I’ve said it before on this blog but I don’t think I can say it enough – I absolutely need to finish my makeup with a powder. Besides locking in my makeup and helping to reduce shine through my t-zone, I think it just makes my complexion more even and my makeup more cohesive.
Monthly Favourites - October 2015
I absolutely loved October because fall was in full swing! Lots of layers, boots, jackets and berry lips – perfection! I actually resurrected a lot of products from last fall this October but fear not, with my birthday is coming up later this month and I know I’ll have a whole slew of new products to talk to you about. Here are a few things I loved in October.
L’Oréal Beauty in Bloom Warehouse Sale Finds
Since I was a child, my mom has been taking me to the L’Oréal warehouse sale. Admittedly, I really didn’t enjoy it when I was young but now I definitely appreciate the beauty discounts. For those of you who aren’t aware, this is an bi-annual sale that has discounted makeup/skincare/hair products from all the brands that are part of the L’Oréal family. Here is the list of what I picked up at the sale on Sunday.
Much to my dismay, my skin has gotten far too light to effectively use my coveted Clé de Peau Concealer. With that, I am pleased to say that I have found a far more affordable but just as effective alternative in the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Light Neutral ($34).
Best of Beauty 2014 – Best Products of 2014 Part 1
My last blog post was my best beauty discoveries of 2014, but now we’re going to get a bit more specific. This is Part 1 of my best products of 2014. This is Part 1 of my best beauty products of 2014, which are my best skincare, complexion and nail products. Part 2 (going up tomorrow) will showcase eyes, lips, hair and fragrance.
Monthly Favourties – December 2014
I hope everyone had an amazing holiday! I took a little holiday break from blogging (hence why there are two Monthly Favourites posts in a row) but now that I am full to the brim with turkey and cookies, I am back in full force. December for me has been all about adjusting to the cold weather and putting down some old favourites to make room for some new additions.