I’ve decided to start doing something a little different for my “Favourites” series on the blog. In the past, I’ve been featuring my beauty favourites of the moment and while they are never in short supply, sometimes I do find myself going back to basics in terms of simplifying my makeup routine. In short, I don’t really have that many products I’m necessarily obsessed with at any given time.
Moreover, I get pretty obsessed with random stuff for a few months and since it’s my blog and I can do whatever my little heart desires, I decided to include some non-beauty favourites for my winter roundup. If you’re just here for makeup and swatches, don’t worry. I’ve got some of that too! Continue reading “Winter Favourites”
I haven’t been wearing a ton of makeup this fall, for a number of reasons. I go through phases with makeup where sometimes I’m just not feeling it, haven’t got a lot of inspiration etc. Also, I had my laser eye touch-up in October so I wasn’t able to wear any eye makeup for a couple of weeks.
All this to say….That didn’t stop me from going a little crazy during the many sales this month. There was the L’Oreal warehouse sale, the Sephora VIB sale and I had a 20% off coupon for Tarte’s website….In my defense, I haven’t been indulging in new products as much as previous years, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to stock up since I could take advantage of some discounts. So stop judging me! She yells defensively…
Truth be told, I went a little crazier than I had originally planned….I don’t know what happened, guys. I just kept adding things to my cart. WITH ABANDON. It was equal parts exhilarating and shameful. Where are my fellow makeup junkies at? You know what I’m talking about….
So, here’s a roundup of my purchases with some swatches of the makeup items and a short blurb if you’re interested in knowing more about why I bought them. This is gonna be a long one, guys… Continue reading “Sephora VIB Sale Haul”
Normally, my go-to lipsticks are red or nude, with a coral or pink thrown in during the summer for some variety. Although I am a recovering lip addict, I’m not super adventurous with my colour choices. Greys, browns, and the ever trendy “greige” don’t really do it for me. And forget about the blues and lilacs! They can look great on other people, but they just aren’t for me.
Nothing says summer for me quite like a popping coral lip! If you’re new to lipsticks and don’t feel quite so comfortable with a bright red pout, corals are a good alternative.
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick – Poppy
This is the perfect no-fuss lipstick. The colour really pops when you first put it on and as it fades throughout the day, it leaves your lips with such a pretty stain, like you just ate a Popsicle. If you’re afraid of red lipstick, this is the perfect intro to it!
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Oil Lipstick – 12 Corail Incandescent
First of all, the packaging needs no words. It. Is. So. Beautiful. Can we tell I’ve been gravitating towards a theme for summer? Bright, warm corals and pinky reds are my jam! And I’m a little bit over the matte liquid lipstick at the moment. I think they’ve peaked. I’m all about the glossy, juicy pout now, with less than crisp edges, that effortless chic look. The kind of lip you don’t even need a mirror to apply.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
I have been obsessed with this palette since I got it a couple of months ago. There are a lot of products that get so much hype, but for me… The hype was real for this one! I love almost every single colour in this palette. If I have a complaint, it’s that I don’t like the smell. But I prefer all my cosmetics and skincare to be scent-free. This is actually a surprisingly versatile palette. You can get pink looks, peachy looks, neutral looks, purple looks… And just for fun one day, I used this palette for my face too (contour, blush and highlight!) If you are into warm eye shadow looks, and especially peachy or coral hues, this is a great palette. Continue reading “Summer Beauty Favourites”