Skin Care

3 Things I’m Obsessed With…

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  1. Glossier Serum in Super Glow: I just love how glowy my skin looks every morning when I wake up! I apply this in between my moisturizer and toner before bed! I find it’s a perfect way to brighten up those gloomy days!
  2. Lush Cosmetics’ Dream Cream: I am o b s e s s e d with this lotion! I slather this on after I jump out of the shower and before bed. My skin is super soft without feeling greasy at all! One thing that I love about this is the very light fragrance, which makes this perfect for the workplace!
  3. Herbivore Pink Cloud: OMG. Thanks to Instagram, I found this moisturizer! I use this as a night cream but you can use it as a day cream too. My face instantly becomes softer and I def felt my skin feeling more hydrated after using this!
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Fashion, Style

5 Fall Style Essentials

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  1. Leather Jacket: A good leather jacket is perfect for Fall! Nothing elevates an outfit more than a leather jacket! I’m obsessing over this one from Nordstrom!
  2. Poncho style Shawl/cardigan: First of all, this is hella comfy and second of all, this is hella stylish! Layers are key during the Fall and this is the perfect way to do it!
  3. Oversized Sweater: I’m all about living in comfy sweaters when the temperatures are dropping!
  4. Ankle Boots: Okay, I own way too many but there is just something about ankle boots that are so classy! Whether leather or suede, these are gorgeous during the Fall time!
  5. Headbands: I love a pretty knit headband during the Fall time!
Beauty

5 Fall Makeup Essentials

 

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  1. Lip Balm: I’m not sure what life without lip balm would be like for me…especially during this season! My favourite ones are Glossier Balm dot com in Mint and Blister medicated lip balm!
  2. Glossier Liquid Blush: I am obsessed with the shades Haze and Puff! Haze is gorgeous for Fall!
  3. Black Liquid Eyeliner: You already know how obsessed I am with this…but there’s something about a blotted lip and a cat eye, that screams Fall!
  4. Blotted Dark Lip: OMG! I am SO obsessed with this trend right now! MAC came out with these lipsticks called Powder Kiss which give you the perfect blotted lip! But, if that’s not your thing…you can make your own! Take any dark lipstick and put it on, then use a tissue to blot!
  5. Waterproof Mascara: I just love a volumizing mascara and this one is my favourite one of all time!
Beauty, How To Guide

10 Makeup Tricks for when you’re sick

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As I’m currently laying in bed and battling a terrible cold, I figured I’d share some tips and tricks I use on days that I’m feeling sick and don’t want to wear makeup! Usually, this is the LAST thing on my mind when I’m under the weather but I swear by these when I’m just not feeling it!

  1. Tinted Moisturizers: These are probably the ONLY thing I wear when I’m sick. Seriously, these are miracle savers because not only does it hydrate your skin but it adds colour to a dull complexion! My favourite ones are by Charlotte Tilbury and Origins. The Charlotte Tilbury one adds a glow to your face and literally makes you feel better! The Origins one adds a boost of energy to my skin and my day!
  2. Tinted Brow Gel: I use these not only when I’m under the weather but also in between getting my brows done! I love Glossier’s boy brow because not only does it shape and tame the brows, it also adds colour! So simple and easy to polish up your sick day!
  3. Mascara & Lash Curler: Curling your lashes opens up your eyes and basically wakes you up right away! Mascara defines the lashes and if you wiggle at the base it adds a little bit of colour to the base of your lashes!
  4. Concealer: Dabbing concealer that matches your face shade on red spots is amazing! I love Tarte’s shape tape & YSL’s Touche Éclat!
  5. Setting Powder/Spray: When I’m battling a cold, I usually wear a blurring primer with flesh toned setting powder and then call it a day! Seriously, this evens out your skin tone and makes you look less fatigued. I swear by MAC’s mineralize skin finish in Medium Deep. It’s the closest to my skin tone! As for setting spray, I can’t seem to use anything other than the Urban Decay All Nighter. This doesn’t let your makeup move, even if you’re battling the sniffles!
  6. Tinted Lip Balm or Blotted Lip: On days I don’t feel like wearing makeup or am not feeling well, I’ll either wear a blotted lip or a tinted lip balm. For the blotted lip, I love using a nude shade (like this one). I put some lipstick in the middle of my lips, then I use my fingers to blend. This gives it a stained lip effect and lasts all day! I am also loving Maybelline’s BabyLips tinted Lip balms too.
  7. Bronzer: This is a multi-use product and it’s probably my go-to on days I’m not feeling that great at all! You can use it as a bronzer, as an eye shadow, as a contour or as an eye liner! Seriously, the possibilities are endless! Benefit’s Hoola and NARS’ Laguna bronzer are my favs!
  8. Blurring Primer: All hail whoever created these because THIS is the real MVP of sick days/fatigue days/days you’re not feeling it. I cannot stress how much wearing this (after your moisturizer) changes the appearance of your skin! Too Faced’s Hangover Primer is one of my favs! I also love Benefit’s Porefessional and Milk Makeup’s Blur stick are great too. The best part about these is you can wear these by themselves and you’ll get the same effect!
  9. Eye Cream: NOTHING beats a good eye cream to depuff those under eyes on a sick day! Seriously, I cannot stress how much this will make you feel better instantly! I swear by Origins’ Ginzing Eye cream but lately I’ve been loving Bobbi Brown’s eye cream too!
  10. Face Mask/Facial Mists: Nothing makes me feel better than a face mask! Plus, this pulls toxins out of your face to give it a healthy glow! Sometimes, I use the Origins’ Retexturizing Face Mask and then follow through with my skincare routine on sick days! I love a good facial mist too! Mario Badescu’s facial sprays wake me and my skin up, making the day SO much better!

If none of these are doing it for you, don’t even bother with makeup! Put on a good moisturizer and go about your day!

Skin Care

Review: First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

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First Aid Beauty has been raved about for a while now and even though I heard a lot about it, I had never tried any of their products! So when I saw that Sephora’s 500 pt gift set was a First Aid Beauty Skin care set, I jumped quickly to give them a try! One of the products in the gift set was this particular product. After using 10 pads of this, I knew I had to buy the full size!

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What is it: This is a daily treatment pad that contains lactic and glycolic acids to exfoliate, tone and brighten all skin types. This has been created for people who are looking to improve dullness in their skin as well as uneven skin tone. You can use this twice a day or once a day. It’s completely up to you! The formula also includes cucumber and Indian gooseberry, which targets toning your skin. It also has lemon peel and liquorice root for a bright glowy complexion! Not only does it target uneven skin tone, it also helps improve skin’s texture! It’s safe to use for sensitive skin!

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The Good: OMG. This has improved the texture of my skin overnight. Like not even kidding. Initially, I was worried that it might break me out but it did nothing of that sort. After two weeks of using it day and night, I found the dark spots around my mouth start to fade. It was not drastic but I could definitely see a difference. My skin felt brighter and healthier. I found that this layered with other skin products and makeup so well! The smell isn’t overpowering and these pads are SO easy to use. I use the exfoliating part to wipe first and then with the smooth side I do one last swipe. I just loved how it made my skin feel! I’m on my second container now!

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The Bad: Nothing!

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Overall Rating: 9/10 ($37 for 60 pads & $18.50 for 28 pads, I got mine at Sephora)

Fashion, Style

Best Dressed At the Emmys 2018

The Emmys last night were kind of boring BUT the fashion was NOT! Here are my favourite looks!

Kristen Bell

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018Y’all this is purely flawless! I’m so glad she kept her lips neutral!

Thandie Newton

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018I love the train neck sash and the colour of this gown!

Dakota Fanning

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018AHH! I love this shade of green and she looks stunning!

Kerri Russell

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018I WANT THOSE SHOES! I love how the feathers and bling work harmoniously together!

Sandra Oh

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018okayyyy. The cut of this dress is beautiful!

Nathalie Emmanuel

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018Girl. This whole look is SO classy!

Natalia Dyer

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 201824 karat magic in the aiiiirrrr. Head to toe so player! LOVE this!

Joey King

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018I love this sangria colour. It’s flattering and this dress is beautiful!

Heidi Klum

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018The makeup. The dress. The hair. The necklace! Perfect!

Felicity Huffman

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2018I love me a good pant-suit combo! Also, can I have this hair 24/7?

 

Images courtesy of Hollywoodlife.com

Beauty

Review: Esqido Gel Eyeliner in Black & Brown

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When Esqido sent me these babies to try out, I was so excited! If you have been long time readers of this blog, then you already know how obsessed I am with eyeliners! Seriously. I cannot go anywhere without some sort of eyeliner on my lids or waterline!

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What is it: These eyeliners are gel eyeliners that come in two shades: Black and Brown. It is pigmented, silky smooth and comes in the form of a retractable and sharpenable pen! One of my favourite things about these liners are the fact they come with an air-tight silicon ring closure around the top of the pencil. This helps the liner not dry out and last long! The pencils also come with a built-in sharpener attached at the bottom of the pencil! You can buy these online on Esqido’s website for $16 a pop (be sure to visit their website soon because they’re having a promo for these liners where you can get them both for the price of one!).

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The Pros: Let’s talk about how gel liners are literally the best thing ever created on this planet. Gel liners are perfect for everyday use because they glide on smooth and are extremely easy to use. Although, the down side to gel liners are that they tend to dry out a lot sooner than most eyeliners. This is NOT the case with Esqido’s liners. I have never been SO impressed with a gel liner! Even though these were sent to me, I can definitely tell you that I will hundred percent purchase these once I’m done using the two colours. The formula of these are incredible! It’s smooth, soft and super pigmented! One of the main reasons why I love these so much is because they lasted all day and all night on my eyes without smudging at all! I used them on my waterline and it stayed put! One swipe is all you need for these because they are incredibly pigmented. Also, I love that it’s retractable, making it easy to use when you’re traveling! If you want a precise tip all the time, you can use the sharpener attached at the bottom of the pencil (it’s SOO easy to use). These also pair well with ANY make up looks and false lashes! Another thing I loved about this was that it blended super well when I was doing a smoky eye look. This didn’t irritate my eyes nor did it dry out! Seriously, if you’re in the market to try a good gel liner this is it! They’re also matte. It definitely was waterproof because I wore these to a wedding last weekend and it did NOT smudge through the tears.

The Cons: GIVE ME MORE COLOURS! Currently, it is only available in Brown and Black but I can’t wait for bold colours, Esqido make this happen!!

Overall Rating: 10/10

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You can purchase yours here!