Love for Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Beverly Hills CrushHi guys! I’ve got another Love for Lipstick post for you today and it’s a long overdue one. I’ve been meaning to review the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks for some time now. I’ve got three of them now and I wear them all the time so I’ve definitely spent some time getting to know these beauties. Specifically, today we will be talking about the shade Crush.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks have a slightly thicker formula as far as liquid lipsticks go. They feel almost mousse-y to apply to the lips. Due to this, they are quite easy to get a clean application. The formula dries down rather quickly and I don’t typically notice too much transfer throughout the day. Continue reading

Top 5: Neutral Lipsticks

Hi guys! While I normally love rocking a bold, bright lip, lately I’ve found myself drawn to neutrals so I thought I’d take a peak through my collection and share with you the five that I have been wearing the most. To be honest, they are probably all similar in shade, but, that’s okay! I love them all for different reasons.

Urban Decay | Revolution Lipstick in Fiend

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To start off this top 5 neutral lipsticks post, I want to talk about my beloved and now discontinued Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Fiend. This was the second Urban Decay lipstick I ever purchased when my world opened up to high end makeup and it holds a close place in my heart. This is definitely one of my default shades when I just want something simple but pretty. It’s a lovely muted rose shade. Continue reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Hi guys! Today I’ve got my first impressions of the beautiful Anastasia x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit for you! Given that I love Anastasia Beverly Hills, the YouTuber Nicole Guerriero and highlighters, this purchase just seemed to tick off all the boxes. As well, these highlight shades seemed really quite unique to my collection as they are quite warm in tone. While I have seen some backlash on collaborations with YouTubers and so on, I personally think they are a great thing. Who wouldn’t want to collaborate with one of their favourite brands? I can only imagine it must be such a huge honour and career milestone for these people who started off with a camera and an internet connection. So, with that said, if it is a YouTuber I watch and a product that I think I would enjoy, I am more than happy to support it.

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Warm & Dramatic Makeup Look

Hi guys! I posted a picture of this warm & dramatic makeup look on Instagram on Saturday as it was what I wore out that evening. Since the photo seemed to be well received I thought I would share more details on that look with you today! Last Saturday I was going out to celebrate a birthday so I thought I would take a stab at the ever dreaded winged eye liner which I have about a 50% success rate with. After a bit of tweaking and evening, I managed to pull off wings that were relatively similar. When I do winged liner, my preference is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner as that style of applicator seems to work best for me. Continue reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share a quick review of a product I have been obsessed with for the past month or so… Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow! I picked this wonderful pomade up during the Sephora VIB Sale and I do not regret it one bit. In fact, I wonder what took me so long to finally purchase this? It was actually a recommendation from my sister, whose brows always look fantastic.

When I use this product all I do is I quickly brush my brows into place and use a small brow brush. I very lightly dip it into the pot and start working on the tail of my brow. I may have to dip it in one more time (lightly). As I get closer to the start of my brow I let the pigmentation taper off. If I make any mistakes I go in with a small brush and some foundation. While this sounds like a long process, it takes me very little time to do each brow.

I’m using photos from my last holiday look as I felt that my application of the Anastasia Dip Brow was perfect for this review as well.

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November Favourites: Makeup, Skincare & More!

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Hi guys! November was such a busy, but such a wonderful month! I turned 27, I went to three amazing concerts and of course, there was the Sephora VIB sale! I’m quite sad to see this November go, but at least it’s time to chat about the products that knocked my socks off this month. I feel like this month brought along a lot of “instant favourites”. As you will notice through reading this post, it is very makeup-heavy… as in… all makeup.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills | Liquid Lipstick in Crush

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I usually like owning an item for an entire month before I call it a favourite, but I’ve been wearing this shade almost every day since it arrived as part of my VIB sale haul. I just love the shade so much and the wear-time is pretty fantastic! It survived eating greasy, cheesy jalapeno poppers so that’s at least an “A” in my books!

Maison Jacynthe | Blush in Romeo

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I talked about this blush when I did my post on Maison Jacynthe and out of all the products mentioned in that post, this one was a cut above the rest in my opinion. I love how pigmented this blush is, while still being incredibly blendable. Continue reading

Quick Out & About Makeup Look

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Hi guys! Today I thought I would share with you a quick out & about makeup look I did yesterday before going out to run errands. If I don’t have a lot of time, I usually just go out without any makeup on, but sometimes I prefer looking a bit more polished. Particularly since I live in a small city so when I go out to run errands, I’m bound to run into at least a few people that I know.

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Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 (Colour 1)

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Hi guys! This is my last eye shadow palette from my birthday hauls (birthday and VIB sale) and I saved the most luxurious for last, the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 (Colour 1). I’d had my eye on Natasha Denona eyeshadow palettes for quite some time now and with the VIB sale, I had all the convincing that I needed to pull the trigger.

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Though pickings were slimming during the VIB sale, I ended up choosing Colour 1 out of all of the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 options available. I wanted something with an interesting and unique colour selection. This particular palette contains one matte shade and four shimmers. The first three shades are more shimmery and satiny and the last one is more of a glitter.

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L to R: Golden Aquamarine, Navy, Piggy, Graphite and Slate

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Sephora VIB Rouge Sale Haul

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Hi guys! I practically did a happy dance when my Sephora order mysteriously arrived on my doorstep on Sunday. I knew it would be arriving soon, my guess was Monday (based on the tracking information I had) but somehow it decided to arrive on a non-mail day. Confusing, but I’m not complaining! Anyways, I thought I would quickly share with you what I snagged during the recent Sephora VIB Rouge Sale! Quite a few of these items are from my original fall wishlist but, I did stray as well! So, similar to my birthday haul, this is a sneak peak at what you can expect to see in upcoming reviews, makeup looks and so on!

NARS | Sin

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Sin was on my original wishlist and after, I believe it was Polished and Inspired, who commented on that post, the deal was sealed. Can’t wait to try this out!

Tarte | Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed

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My original list had the Tarte Colour Wheel, but since that wasn’t available I decided to pick one Tarte blush to try. I wanted a nude blush and this one jumped out at me the most. I actually wore this yesterday and I’m absolutely in love with this shade. It’s exactly what I was looking for! Continue reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

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Hi guys! Today I thought I would share with you my first impressions, swatches and look using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette! While this palette has been out for quite a few months now, it’s new to me. I knew this palette one day had to me mine after how hard I fell in love with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette. The shadow quality in that palette knocked my socks off.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette is mainly a warm toned palette, with a few cool shades added in to balance it out. It contains both fourteen eye shadows which contain mattes and shimmers. As long as these shades appeal to you, you have everything you need for several different looks in one place. While this palette had a summer release, it mostly screams “fall” to me (though I would wear these shades all year round).

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The shadow quality itself is excellent. It reminds me of my beloved Self-Made Palette so I am one happy camper. The shadows kick off some dust so you just need to make sure you tap off your brush before application to avoid fall-out. All of the shades I’ve used to date are pigmented and very much blendable which makes application a breeze. Continue reading