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Posted on January 29, 2018

Winter Memories | Essie Wild Nudes Collection

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When you live in Edmonton, AB you expect Winter to last at least 6 months of the year, that’s right at least.

One of the couple wind down activities I like to do when it’s too dark or cold or snowy to go outside is to paint my nails. It gives me the excuse to sit in front of my favourite show and take my sweet time painting my nails.

As a teenager I didn’t like the Essie nail polishes, I was a Sally Hansen girl… if that’s a thing. But ever since I tried the nude Essie collection from this summer I have been hooked on how natural and effortless the colours are.

My favourites are the “Bare with Me” (apricot tone with grey cast) and “Winning Streak” (dark purple with grey cast).

Are you an Essie girl? Or do you prefer a different brand?

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Posted on January 22, 2018

Drugstore Makeup Review | Covergirl Vitalist Products

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All of us are looking for a flawless finish from our makeup, right?

I’m a huge fan of makeup, whether it is drugstore or high end. As you know I am obsessed with the natural no-makeup look, and while I stick to a strict 10 minute routine (let’s be honest, sometimes I have even less time in front of the mirror) I am not shy to try new products.

From the first look I love the new black and white packaging, it’s a modern twist from their regular eye-popping colours.

So without further adieu, CoverGirl released their new Vitalist line that includes:

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  1. Vitalist Go Glow Luminizing Lotion
  2. Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation with SPF
  3. Vitalist Healthy Powder
  4. Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter
  5. Vitalist Healthy Concealer

I love incorporating these new products into my routine, one of my favourites from the new line is the foundation.

The CoverGirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation is great for normal to dry skin types – I’m not sure if my girls with oily skin will love it, but you could pair it with the powder to set it throughout the day.

Though be careful because the foundation dries a shade or two darker than it applies, some scientists would call this oxidizing, so when choosing your shade!

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Posted on December 2, 2017

Christmas Gifts For Beauty Buffs | Juice Beauty

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It’s December!! And that means we are so much closer to Christmas!

Have you started on your Christmas shopping for gifts and stocking stuffers?

I am obsessed with Juice Beauty skincare and makeup holiday gift sets – I knew I had to try them as soon as they came out! They are the perfect gift for any beauty addicts, like myself.

And you know I’m a huge supporter of safer beauty and to top it all off Juice Beauty skincare and makeup products are formulated without: parabens, petroleum, silicones, talc, carbon black, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances, and many more harmful ingredients.

You can check out the full list of harmful ingredients they do not use in their products here.

Now you know their skincare and makeup are made of the best, healthiest ingredients possible, but let’s get to the good part… how did products perform? Well, let me tell you!

Best of PHYTO-PIGMENTS™ | This gorgeous makeup set includes their ultra-natural mascara, cream blush (Flush), illuminating primer, sculpting foundation brush, and a cute canvas makeup bag. I am head over heels for the primer! It is the perfect first step to creating a flawless complexion with your makeup – it’s lightweight and anti-oxidant rich.

Best of STEM CELLULAR™ | Is it just me, or does winter beat the hydration out of your skin too? This skincare set is perfect for anyone wanting a boost of Vitamin C and luminosity in their complexion. This set is one of my top items on my Christmas wishlist! The set includes the cleansing oil, anti-wrinkle eye treatment, and anti-wrinkle moisturizer. I love using the cleansing oil on a cotton pad to remove my eye makeup, it’s super gentle (eye skin is so delicate) but effective in removing the day’s makeup.

Liquid Lip Trio | These 3 liquid lips are stunning, though I can say the “Blythe” has been in my purse consistently this week so it’s a teeny tiny bit more of a favourite… but I stand confident in saying they are all brilliant! No stickiness, no tackiness, no dryness. They have a serious punch of festive colour and long lasting hydration.

And do not forget to order early in December so that your packages arrive on time, I believe the cut off date for your packages arriving on time with regular Canada post is December 9th!

Do you have any beauty buffs on your Christmas list?

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Posted on November 16, 2017

Makeup Hygiene | How To Clean & Repair Your Eyeshadow

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Keeping your eyeshadow palettes clean and hygienic is easy when you start with good makeup hygiene routine.

How many months have you gone without cleaning brushes or palettes? Cross contamination is a real thing and nothing is less cute than an eye infection.

Here are a few things to keep your palette and makeup brushes clean:

  1. Clean Your Brushes After Every Use – Use or create a daily brush cleanser that you spray on your brushes after you use them. And then once a week deep clean them – you can use shampoo, your facemask, special makeup brush cleanser, anything! There are no excuses!
  2. Disinfect Your Eyeshadows – Take a tissue or toilet paper and skim the top layer of each colour, and spray with rubbing alcohol. It will not harm your shadows!
  3. Repair Your Eyeshadow With Rubbing Alcohol – I’m sure I am not the only one who has dropped their palette and some of the shadows were all smashed to pieces! Assemble the eyeshadow back into its place, the best you can, spray them with rubbing alcohol then let them dry. It’s an easy, cheap way to save them!

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Posted on November 8, 2017

Elate Cosmetics | Toxin Free, Canadian Made Makeup

Raise your hand if you’re a makeup junkie?

Even though I like to stick to more natural colours I love playing with makeup. Recently I discovered Elate Cosmetics, they carry cosmetic products with healthy ingredients which is something I am always on board with! They are also cruelty free, toxin free, vegan, gluten free, and made in Canada.

Let’s take a look at what products made this makeup look:

Full Tint Foundation (Ecru) | If you are looking for a full coverage foundation, I highly recommend this one! It’s light and flexible, while the coverage is prime for those looking for a medium to full coverage look. Plus it has zinc oxide in it to protect you from the sun! Win-win-win!

Brow Balm (Smoke) | This natural pomade will tame your brows! It’s a bit waxy but I like how it held my brows in place and the colour made my brows look full. I found it created a more natural brow look that a dramatic look.

Bamboo Palette with Custom Eye Shadow Selection | The options are endless when you create your own selection of eyeshadows or blushes in the bamboo palette. I chose Aerial, Union, Quintessense, Rise, and Oracle. I applied Aerial as a base to make the other colours pop. Then I applied Quintessence all over my lid, followed by swiping Oracle in my crease and blending, applying Rise at the edge of my crease and blending, and finishing the look by applying Union as a highlighter on my brow bone and inside of my eye.

Liquid Eyeline (Origin) | I’m not going to lie, I’m not an eye pencil kind of girl . I need liquid liner! And I love this one so much I may need to get their gold liquid liner… because you can never have enough gold makeup!

Essential Mascara | I always have prefered waterproof mascara, and this is one of the best water and sweat resistent mascaras (because waterproof mascaras contain harmful chemicals to make them have the waterproof trait)! It lenghens and plumps your lashes.

Creme Lipstick (Muse) | I love the finish and feel of the Creme Lipstick, you can definitely feel the shea and mango butter hydrating your lips. The coppery look of Muse is perfect for Fall/Winter!

Do you like to discover and integrate new makeup products into your daily routine?

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Posted on November 6, 2017

Appreciation Presents | For The Ladies In Your Life Who Need A Pick Me Up Gift

Whether you’re a University student working your butt off to get through midterms and prepare for finals in the next month, or you’re a teacher scrambling through your cirriculm and getting ready for the Christmas concert and student report cards… you know you need an appreciation present – a pick-me-up!

I know you know someone like this in your life! Heck, anyone who has been through a stressful time knows the joy of receiving a thoughtful gift who has noticed your hardwork.

I love this little package of kindness:

clutch: Chapters (or this phone charging purse) | coffee mug: Chapters (this one is cute too!) | mask: Beautycounter | lip gloss: Beautycounter | pen: Indigo

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

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