Sephora Haul + First Impression

I recently made a Sephora order which resulted in me becoming VIB (which I’m pretty pumped about), although my bank account isn’t as pumped. Anyways…I’ve had these products for a few months and have finally gathered my opinion on them so here we go!

Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Refillable Palette ($64.00 CAD)

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I love this contour pallet, although I wish there was a highlighter in it. I love that all the shades are very blendable and able to give a flawlessly chiseled look. One thing I have noticed about this pallet though is you only need a little bit of product, trust me it goes a long way!

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette  ($62.00 CAD)

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I love the idea of having a contour palette for my eyes (is that weird? Like I know you can just use regular shadows to achieve it but I just love that I own an eye contour palette) anyways…I love the pigmentation of these shades! I am able to do very versatile looks with the different shades but again a little goes a long way!

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 CAD)

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Can we just take a second to appreciate how f*cking gorgeous this palette is?! Honestly, I bought it because I wanted to try a Tarte palette and I liked the colour scheme of this one and oh my god I’m so happy I did! I love this palette and it’s quickly become one of my most used palettes! The colours are pigmented and very blendable, def a favourite!

Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette ($59.00 CAD)

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I was fighting with myself over if I wanted the Chocolate Bar palette or if I wanted the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette but I ended up going for the original (obviously) and honestly…I’m so happy I did. I own a lot of neutral palettes but I still find myself reaching for this one over a lot of my other one!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Peach-Infused Highlighting Palette ($52.00 CAD)

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I was so excited about this product and unfortunately, I’m a little disappointed. I only use the one on the far left because I find it’s the only one that gives me a beautiful highlight however the blush shade isn’t bad, it’s just not my favourite (but at least it smells good!).

SEPHORA Collection Cream Lip Stain in 13 Marvelous Mauve ($18.00 CAD)

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I love this lip product, the only thing I will say is (since it’s a stain) it tries darker than the product in the bottle and it stays a little tacky so you can feel in on your lips but it’s such a nice product that I still find myself reaching for it. It is dry but not as drying as the Colourpop Matte Liquid Lipsticks which I find very drying!

 

 

Hair Care Routine 2017

Hello, all you lovely people! It’s been a long time since we’ve posted really…anything and for that we are sorry! We are back though and we have some really cool posts coming up now so make sure you click that follow button so that you can receive notifications for when we post! Now onto my hair care routine!

Last August I cut 8 inches off my hair and while I loved it, I will admit I missed my long hair instantly.

My hair has gone through quite a bit of transition this year from colours to cuts to bleach and I’ve managed to not only make it grow faster but also stronger by changing up a few things in my hair care routine and also some lifestyle changes.

First, dry shampoo has become my new best friend! My favourite is the Batiste Original Dry Shampoo because it instantly refreshes my hair without leaving any weird residue (although I will tell you that the XXL Volume dry shampoo does leave a weird feeling in your hair and is not brush friendly!). Anyways, back to the Original Dry Shampoo. It retails for roughly 8 dollars and is a complete game changer. I find my hair reacts weirdly to dry shampoos and this is the first one I have never had any problems with! With this dry shampoo, I can get away with washing my hair once to twice a week!

Second, I’ve changed my shampoo and conditioner. I’ve switched to using purple shampoo and conditioner to help tone my transitioning blonde hair. I use John Frieda’s Colour Renew Tone Correcting Shampoo and Conditioner and have found that it has really helped keep my blonde from turning brassy (which is not a good look!).

Third, my hairdresser swears by BC Hairtherapy Repair Rescue and I have to agree! I use a small amount of product and run it through my hair after a shower, really working it into my ends. This has helped prevent my hair from getting dry, frizzy and my ends from splitting.

Fourth, I only colour (foil) my hair every 5 – 6 weeks which helps prevent breakage since my hair is given a nice break between sessions and isn’t completely bleached to hell (pardon my language).

Fifth, gummies. Yep I said it, gummies. Every day I eat 2 Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies with Biotin and I have noticed quite a difference in not only my hair but my nails and skin as well so those are a plus! My hairdresser even commented on how quick my hair has been growing these past few months!

Finally, I use a lot less heat than I used to! I let my hair air dry most days as it’s naturally wavy. I use the lowest heat setting on all my tools when I do use heat (although I have to get in the habit of heat protectant because I seriously slack there!). I have found hairstyles that require little to no heat (keep an eye out for that post soon!) and have found my hair thanks me for it!

Just a few extra tips! If you find your hair is dry or damaged there are so many hair masks you can use to help but also coconut oil is amazing as well! My sister has extremely curly, thick hair that tangles a crazy amount and she puts coconut oil in her hair for 10 minutes, washes it out and goes on with her hair washing routine and she can actually run a brush through it and it’s softer!

I hope you found this helpful and maybe found some new products to try! What are some of your must-have hair products? Leave a comment and let me know!

Michaela Kathleen

 

 

 

Spring Favourites

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Pallet $55

I love the colour scheme of this pallet. There are so many looks that can be done and the pigments blend really well. This pallet is great because you can add a subtle pop of colour with some pink or red, ou can great a nude smokey eye, or you can go all out glitter.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Moonchild $40

I absolutely love colour highlight. My favourites are Purple Horseshoe and Pink Heart.

Hourglass – Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick $56

I wear this foundation in the shade Alabaster. It blends very easily. I use one of those oval blending brushes and then go over my whole face with a beauty blender once I have contoured and put on concealer. Your face needs to be very well moisturized beforehand though, otherwise, the foundation can be very drying on your face.

Too Faced – Hangover Replenishing Face Primer $40

Who doesn’t love this face primer? It is the best. I have oily skin and I find it helps keep everything in balance.

Pixi – Glow Tonic $20

I use this after I wash my face in the morning. It helps to exfoliate my skin and keep my pores in check. My skin has improved since using this. I have noticed fewer breakouts and some of my blackheads are becoming less noticeable.

Glamglow – Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser $34

This cleanser is amazing. It starts out as mud but once you add water it becomes foam. It’s a gritty cleanser so it also helps to exfoliate my skin. I find this cleanser smells like toothpaste, which does not bother me but if it bothers you, you may want to stay away from this cleanser.