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.
I have been so excited about this palette since Urban Decay announced it a few months back. I am obsessed with all my Naked palettes so I knew it would only be a matter of time before this one was added to my collection.
I am in love with this palette! The colours are perfect for any look (either day or night) and they all go together so beautifully. The colours are pigmented while still remaining buildable, it’s easy to create a full eye look with just this one palette.
The brush that comes with this palette may be small but it’s still such an amazing brush! I like using the smaller side to blend colours into my lower lash line.
This palette isn’t long like the other Naked palettes but it’s still compact enough that it doesn’t take up much space in a makeup bag or drawer.
In my opinion, if you have this palette you are set, however I do plan on doing a post to compare the Naked 1, 2, 3 and this palette so if you’d like to read that just give this post a like or comment below!
This palette retails for $68 on the Urban Decay website.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a favourites post but that’s because I haven’t had many favourites that were new between the months of June and August. However, September has seen a few new favourites that I’m excited to share with you! So without further ado, let’s get to it!
Prada Candy Kiss:
I love the Prada Candy line so of course when I saw there was a new one I had to try it. I feel in love with the scent instantly. It’s the perfume I never knew I needed. It is sweet smelling without being too much and it has this seductive scent in it that is just really alluring. This product retails for $98 at Sephora for a 1.7 oz bottle.
Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara:
I bought a travel size of this mascara in a set by Sephora called Totally Obsessed Set (which is now out of stock). I did not instantly fall in love with this mascara, however once I tried it a few times I figured out how to make sure my lashes would not clump and would stay looking soft and fluffy. This mascara is amazing once you figure out what works best for you with application. I like to gently apply my mascara and then go through with a clean mascara brush to un-clump my lashes, then wait a few second for the mascara to dry a bit and then build my lashes up with more mascara. I recently bought the waterproof version of this mascara and I can’t wait to wear it when I go to the beach! This product retails for $30 at Sephora for a full size.
Urban Decay Naked Foundation:
I already wrote a review on this foundation so I will not go on a huge rant about it. However if you do not feel like reading my previous review all I will say is that this foundation is perfect for summer and for people who want a foundation that is light weight and has minimal coverage but is buildable. I fell in love with this foundation because it literally feels like there is nothing on your face and I do not worry about my skin becoming oily and breaking out. This foundation retails for $47 at Sephora.
Vichy Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment:
I wanted to try a moisturizer that would help my face feeling hydrated without getting oily so I was recommended this product by a beauty expert. She told me to wash my face at night and then put on this moisturizer, and then in the morning to just wipe my face with toner (I have been using cleansing water). There has definitely been a difference in my skins appearance and while my acne has not completely gone away my breakouts are becoming fewer and I find my skin has not been very oily for the past month. I have used Vichy products in the past and I am probably going to go back to using them exclusively. This product retails for $29.99 CAD
I received this highlighter in the shade Bellissima in my June Ipsy bag (sorry I haven’t posted any Ipsy reviews in the past few months!) and honestly at first I wasn’t all that impressed because frankly I never really understood the hype around highlighters. However after trying it out on a whim one night, I instantly fell in love!
This isn’t the first highlighter I’ve received but it is by far my favourite. My favourite thing about this highlighter is that it has a touch of pink to it so it isn’t like someone just threw glitter on your face (which is how I feel about most highlighters). Truthfully this is my favourite highlighter I’ve ever used, I actually prefer it after my Pixi highlighter and my TrustFund Beauty highlighter.
This highlighter retails for $9.00 on the Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics website.
I realize I haven’t posted anything in a while and for that I’m sorry. Here are my favourites for the month of June (and honestly some of them I’ve been loving them for a lot longer!).
1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in the shade 1.5 ($40.00)
This is my first high end foundation and it’s become a quick favourite of mine. It gives me the right amount of coverage while remaining buildable if needed. I love the feel of it on my skin, or rather the fact that I can’t feel it on my skin. I put foundation on in the morning and go to work (I work at an Afterschool program where I run around with kids) then after work, I go to the gym and sweat and I swear this foundation do not move. It stays all day and you honestly don’t need to set it ( I usually don’t). The only downfall for me with this foundation is it’s very liquidy but if that’s what you are looking for then this is for you!
2. Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($36.00)
I recently purchases this bronzer when I was visiting my sister in Ontario and I love it! I often use this with whatever I’m using to contour with for an over all healthy glow. I also really love the brush that comes with it.
3. Smashbox Full Exposure Water Proof Mascara ($22.00)
I LOVE THIS MASCARA! I have mentioned before how I have zero eye lashes and how much my lashes suck however this mascara does wonders for me! It’s lengthens and adds volume to my lashes and I actually look like I have lashes for once in my life. This is my holy grail mascara and I honestly don’t think I will ever purchase a different mascara in my life. I will warn you though, this mascara is different then the regular full exposure mascara from the brush to the formula however both are amazing.
4. Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Now Perfume ($52.00)
When I went to Victoria’s Secret a few weeks ago they were having a special that if you bought a bra and panty set you received a free perfume so naturally I had to do that. I chose the Very Sexy Now perfume and I am in love with it! The notes for this perfume are coconut water, pink lotus and warm sand accord so it’s essentially summer in a bottle. To me this perfume is exactly what I think about when I think of a beach day.
5. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm ($9.00)
I’ve been looking at the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams for a while and finally caved when they were on sale from $9 to $7 at my local Shoppers. I had a difficult time choosing between London and Stockholm and finally decided to try Stockholm and I am so happy I did. I love this lip cream. The feel of it on my lips is soft and it dries beautifully. I will definitely be purchasing more of these in the near future!
Well I decided this summer that I would try to post more on our blog, starting with some monthly favourites. So here we go and hopefully you all like my choices or are inspired to try them yourselves.
Smashbox Full Exposer Mascara:
I feel like this has been a favourite of all of ours on this blog. I started out with two sample sizes of this product in October and November and I recently just purchased the full size. This product is an absolute life saver. I am the type to constantly try new mascaras because who doesn’t love new mascaras but after I have been using this product I don’t think I could go back. It lengths my lashes, gives them depth and volume with no clumps. I do always brush my lashes out with a clean mascara brush to help separate my lashes but honestly there is barely any separation that needs to happen.
Of course I am still going to continue to test new mascaras out because honestly it’s just so fun but this will continue to be my go to. It works for every occasion and helps me achieve a natural eyelash look (I am blonde so my eyelashes are pretty light without mascara and I like having my eyelashes look a little bit darker while looking natural). This product retails for $25 on Sephora
Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium:
I purchased this product half way through May so I haven’t been using it for very long, however compared to the other brow products I have been using this is hands down the best. I love simple, easy to use products, especially if I am just doing something quick for my makeup. I use this product practically everyday now and my eyebrows feel naked with out it. This product is perfect for anyone who likes their brows to look a little more bold and firmly in place, while still looking natural and not like they’re overly done up.
This product is a tinted brow volumizing fibre gel that helps make you eyebrows look put together. I have kind of splotchy eyebrows so I have a few little gaps where they hair is either not there or is super light (because I am blonde) and this product helps to fill that in and make them look even. I use the shade Light/Medium which is perfect for blonde’s (or light brunette’s) looking to get bolder, natural looking eyebrows. This product retails for $30 at Sephora.
NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft Spoken:
The March Ipsy glam bag featured this product and two other colours (Kitten Heals and Pink Lust) . I received Kitten Heals; a bright red and when I tried it I instantly fell in love with the formula. However, I have lately been loving nude lip colours so when my local Shoppers Drug Mart started carrying NYX I knew I had to get more. I chose this colours because I like something a little darker than nude but still in the colour range. This product stays for about 4 + hours on my lips, even when I’m drinking. I’ve tried some of NYX’s other lip products but their Liquid Suede is my favourite line so far. It dries matte but it leaves your lips feeling soft and not overly dry looking. This product retails for $10 on the brands website.