Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

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.

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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.

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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. 

September 2016 Monthly Favourites

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!

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April 2016 Favourites

So looking back on past posts I’ve realized I never posted my favourites for the month of March (whoops) but I picked up a product or two that I’ve been loving for April so lets talk about those instead!

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory 

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Ok at first I was a little iffy on this foundation, not going to lie. However after using it for the month of April it’s become a favourite of mine. I love the medium to build-able coverage and when I blend this foundation in with my beauty blender my skin looks flawless and I have actually received quite a bit of compliments wearing this foundation. One of my all time favourite things about this foundation is I don’t have to set it with powder.

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Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer in fair 

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You can see my dark circles from across the room because as a university student, I don’t know what sleep is. This concealer not only cover my dark circles but brighten up my under eye area by creating a nice highlight. Add some setting powder on top of the concealer and you are set for the day!

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Kate Moss for Rimmel London Long Lasting Lipsticks

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I’ve mentioned the Kate Moss lipsticks before in my February favourites and while my opinion hasn’t changed, my collection has! I went from owning 1 to 5 in just a few short months! Recently I’ve been reaching for these instead of my higher end lipsticks!

February Favourites

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Luxie Beauty Flat Definer Brush 221: I received this makeup brush in my February ipsy bag, and I already own roughly 30 makeup brushes so it wasn’t like I needed the brush or anything, but it’s a great brush. This one specifically is for defined application, and cost $12.00 on their website, however you can purchase a set of 5 brushes for $45.00 on their website, as well. The bristles are extremely soft, and the brush itself is probably the prettiest brush I have ever owned and even looking at it makes me very happy. Also, the brushes I already owned cause a lot of static electricity when they come in contact with my hair, which the Luxie brushes don’t. AND, they’re cruelty free. #loveanimals

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Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion: I don’t have  a picture of this product, so I used a photo from The Body Shop’s website, which shows how often I use this product. Tea Tree is my favourite brand, so you’ll be seeing a lot of Tea Tree products form me with my favourites. This month, I’m writing about my absolute favourite product by them, the blemish fade night lotion. I’ve been buying this product for years. It’s a small bottle and costs $20.00 at The Body Shop, which can seem like a lot but it is so worth it. I apply it at night before bed and don’t wash it off until the next morning either when washing my face or showering. It cleans your pores overnight and diminishes the look of blemishes while you sleep! I don’t do anything extra other than one squirt or the lotion and rubbing it in (which feels great, by the way). The bottle will last me anywhere between 3 months- a year depending on how often I use it and how much I use per night.

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Baléa 3 in 1 Cleansing Cloths: I like this product for similar reasons as to why I love the Tea Tree Lotion: because it’s easy to use with minimal effort. Whenever I go to a friends house or a friend comes to mine, I don’t really feel like going to the washroom and spending 10-20 minutes washing my face. What I do instead is grab a face wipe, and rub off all of my makeup using it. I replace washing my face with this product when washing just seems inconvenient. It’s also an eye makeup remover, so it works with taking off tough makeup, like mascara, eyeliner, and eyebrow products. It’s also very moisturizing and feels great when using it. The only downside is that it only comes with 15 wipes in a pack, so they don’t last long.

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CoverGirl Clean Sensitive Skin Pressed Powder: This is the pressed powder that I have been using almost my whole walk with makeup. The reason behind this is because it is so cheap and still works! It’s made for sensitive skin, so my skin is never irritated when using it. It also evens out skin tones and red spots if you’ve got any, and has a flawless finish that does not make me look like I’m covered in makeup and is in fact looks very natural. I buy it at Walmart for $6.97 and one compact can last for 6 months- 1 year. As you can see in the picture, it’s time for me to get a new one. I literally use this product every day, because it looks so natural. Putting it on does not agree to a commitment of applying a whole face worth of makeup, because it blends right in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favourites: January 2016

1.  Tea Tree, Flawless BB Cream

This foundation is definitely my favourite that I’ve ever used, and Tea Tree is one of my favourite brands, so it makes sense that it would be on my favourites list. Tea Tree is amazing for oily, blemished skin, like mine. It’s age-defying, and I don’t break out using anything made by Tea Tree. It costs $18.00 CAN at The Body Shop, and is worth every penny. It leaves your skin looking matte and unnoticeable of any traces of foundation, unless of course if you’re using the wrong shade. They cost $4.63 CAN on their website, and once again, it’s worth every penny. I used to pay more than that for

2.  EOS, Evolution of Smooth

I’m one of those people who are constantly putting on lip chap, so it would make sense that I would have a lip chap on this list. EOS is by far my favourite lip chap. I used to use Burt’s Bees, however one day when my lips were extremely chapped and cracking, I needed something quick, and the shop I went to didn’t have any Burt’s Bees, so I grabbed the hottest new trend of lip chap: EOS. By the end of the day, my lips were perfectly fine, and after raving about it to a friend, she bought some herself and told me it was great! I haven’t ever regretted that decision, and I’m never looking back. They cost $4.63 CAN on their website, and once again, it’s worth every penny.

3.  Smashbox, Full Exposure Mascara

Like it says in my bio, I’m more of a natural girl, so a mascara that lengthens my eyelashes without any clumps is a must in order to maintain that “no makeup” look. The Smashbox Full Exposure mascara is exactly that. I got a sample in one of my Ipsy bags (which is what is in the picture), and I’ve loved it ever since. It costs $25.00 CAN for a full sized tube at Sephora, which can be a lot for mascara, so I only ever buy it when I want to treat myself.

Favourites: January 2016

The month is over which means it’s time for our monthly favourites. I have a few products I have been loving this month (as well as products I’ve loved for longer).

1: Kat Von D Monarch Pallet ($46.00)

I just posted a review for this pallet (you can read it here) and honestly what more can I say? The colours are gorgeous and I’ve been reaching for this pallet a lot this month!

2: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in L.U.V ($20.00)

I don’t want to talk too much about this product because I will be writing a review on it but what you need to know is this liquid lipstick is everlasting! I put it on before I left for a night out and I drank and ate and when I came home 5 hours later it was still as bright and beautiful as when I put it on! I love that it goes on as a gloss but dries matte!

3. Kate Moss for Rimmel London Lasting Finnish Matte (not sure of price)

This is the first matte lip colour I’ve ever purchased and I haven’t regretted it! I love the feel of the lipstick and it doesn’t dry out your lips. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality considering it is a drugstore brand but that just proves that the more expensive isn’t always better!

4. Benefit Gimme Brow in medium/dark brown ($24.00)

I have searched high and low for a product to get my crazy brows under control and the only product I keep going back to is Gimme Brow. I love the way this gel doesn’t leave my brows feeling strange, it feels like my regular brows which is awesome! I love that it’s tinted because, while my brows are thick, there are sparse areas that I can thankfully fill with a sweep of Gimme Brow. I started using this product in the summer of 2015 and I haven’t gone back since!

5. MOODmatcher Lipstick ($4.00)

I received this in my December Ipsy bag and I was immediately drawn to it (not even sorry). It goes on clear and changes colour depending on your “mood” (I think it’s really just your body temperature but I honestly don’t know). This lipstick was my favourite thing from my December Ipsy bag and I still use it constantly! I love that I never know what shade I’m going to get (I usually get a pink or berry colour).

6. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation  in Natural Ivory (not sure of price)

I bought this foundation MONTHS ago and only recently did I start reaching for it instead of my Lancome foundation. That being said, this is the best foundation I have ever had! The coverage is amazing and natural and I actually have come to prefer it over my Lancome (which I paid around $55.00 for!). I have a lot of redness and this foundation covers it while still giving me a matte look, I will defiantly be repurchasing this one after I run out!

7. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($6.49)

I love everything Neutrogena has for their makeup removing line so naturally I’ve bought these loads of times. They remove even my most stubborn makeup and don’t leave an oily residue on my skin.

8. Smashbox Contour Kit ($45.00)

I am very new at contouring and honestly this step-by-step kit is my saving grace. I love that it’s a powder so I can easily erase (blend out) my mistakes and I have already hit pan on the contour shade. If you are a beginner at contouring or what to try out a powder contour kit I defiantly suggest this one! You can read Sylvie’s review for this kit here!

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