If you know my makeup habits, you’ll know that I consider myself a makeup wipe connoisseur. I try any and all makeup wipes and end up using them as the main way to take off my makeup. I definitely know that makeup wipes aren’t the most effective way to remove makeup, but my laziness always seems to take precedent. I’m also fully away that using a wipe a day to just be thrown in the garbage is pretty wasteful.
I was recently approached to try the FaceOff Makeup Removing Cloth. A microfiber cloth that is supposed to take off your makeup with just warm water?! Sign me up!
Hello! Earlier this month I got the chance to attend a Make Up For Ever event for the launch of their new Artist Rouge lipsticks. Make Up For Ever is probably one of my favourite brands. A lot of their products were love at first swatch and these lipsticks were no exception! I had such a fun night with some other beauty blogger friends plus I got to see an old friend from school!
So unless you’ve been under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Pokemon Go. It’s the AR, geolocation game based on the popular Pokemon franchise that is taking the world by storm. I’ve been a huge fan of the Pokemon series already so this Pokemon game for mobile devices has been interesting! I’ve been definitely playing but not quite addicted. 😉 I’m more excited for the new Sun and Moon games coming out soon! Anyways, in the Pokemon Go games once you reach level 5, you get the choice between 3 teams: Instinct (Yellow, Zapdos), Mystic (Blue, Articuno), and Valor (Red, Moltres). I was inspired by these 3 teams and their colours and decided to do 3 different makeup looks representing them!
Some time ago, I got the chance to go to a NYX Prom event (which you can read about here). The theme was done impeccably and we got the chance to take home a backpack with some goodies. One of the said goodies was the Beauty School Dropout palette in Graduate. The palette is massive with 35 eye shadows, 2 contour powders, 2 highlighting powders and 3 blushes. I’ve had a chance to play around with the powders and am definitely ready to give you my opinion on them!
Now that it’s August, it feels that summer is fleeting. I haven’t been able to fly anywhere this summer (feel free to read what happened to my would-be vacation here) but I’ve had the chance to do day trips here and there. The above picture is from my boyfriend’s cottage we escaped to for a couple of days.
Other than sun protection, another important skin concern I have is making sure I have clean smooth skin. As I’m outside, sweating, and getting dirty (with sunscreen residue), this can make me feel pretty icky. One way I’ve found that has helped this is using body scrubs (I have a couple on the go right now). Two that I’m LOVING so far are the BVspa Salt Scrub and Sugar Scrub!
Today I have a review on the Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer. Kat Von D has an entire ‘Lock-It’ line with foundation, concealer, powder and primer. I was interested in trying this eye primer as it’s color (or ‘colour’ for us Canadians) correcting. I’ve tried a few primers such as the ones from Urban Decay and Nars, and definitely wanted to see how this compared!
Can you tell I have a think for alliteration? Lemme just start out by saying that I’m NO fashion blogger and I don’t pretend to be! I also feel a bit weird posting so many photos of myself but new skirt + new Harry Potter + catching Pokemon at the waterfront = asking my boyfriend to take some photos of me. We had just stopped off at Chapters to pick up the new Harry Potter book and were at the waterfront meeting a friend for lunch. We had 10 minutes before hand to kill so I forced him to take some photos. 😉
Canada Day was quite some time ago, but the Canadian Beauty Blogger theme of the month, Canadian Brands, applies all month long! Keeping with the theme, I wanted to introduce you to a brand that I discovered not so long ago, Sudsatorium. They are a bath and cosmetics company similar to Lush, producing shampoo, conditioner, hard soap, and more. I’ve tried a few things that I’ve been very happy with and would like to introduce you to the brand.
Today we have a post that is coming out of left field. As I mentioned in My Travel Beauty Packing List post, I was supposed to go on vacation today. The plan was a cruise to the Caribbean for 5 days with my boyfriend and my friend. Instead of sailing on the open waters I’m at home thanks to American Airlines (I’ll call them AA in the post). I debated posting this as it’s not beauty related at all, but the experience was just too horrific not to share. I apologize in advance as this post will be long and ranty. TL;DR – NEVER fly American Airlines. It’s not worth the rudeness and incompetence.
Travel makeup. It’s almost like an art. You don’t want to be left without your favourite products but at the same time you don’t want to be paying overweight luggage fees! When I went away for a weekend in November I feel like I definitely under packed. I wasn’t happy with the palette I brought and I was wishing for all the glorious makeup I had tucked at home. I thought I would give you some insight on what I decided to pack for my upcoming vacation to the Caribbean!