Fall Favourites

Fall Favourites

Hi guys! The air has DEFINITELY gotten a lot cooler around here lately with temperatures even dipping into the negatives overnight. Before the fall season leaves us for the dreaded winter, I thought I’d share five random fall favourites of mine (in no particular order). These are five things that without a doubt remind me of fall.

Kat Von D | Monarch Palette

I so badly wish this wasn’t discontinued, and although I do rock it all year round, my classic go-to look using it ALWAYS reminds me of fall. Even if I wear it in any other season (which I do) it reminds me of fall. I’ll have to recreate it now that I have a better camera and lighting set up! I really do wear warm shades all year round but they always remind me of the crisp fall leaves. Some other GREAT alternatives that are currently available include the Morphe 35O Palette and the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette which are both fantastic choices if you like to rock warm eyeshadow, like myself! Continue reading

Fall Wishlist


Hi guys! While I had every intention of doing a Mani Monday post today, somehow the day disappeared and my nails are still bare! So, instead, since I was already planning on posting a Fall Wishlist this week, I thought I would post it early! This is a list of the items (mostly makeup) that I’ve currently got my eye on. Since the Sephora VIB sale and my birthday occur in November I thought I would get cracking on my wishlist!

Let’s take a closer look at what I’m currently coveting…

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Liquid Lipstick in Crush


I purchased my first Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick last month and I’ve been loving it! I’ll be doing a full post on it’s formula, wear-time and so on soon. With that said, I would absolutely love another and I’ve got my eye on Crush which is a soft pinky nude.

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance Palette


I had this on my summer wishlist and didn’t get around to picking it up. It’s often out of stock online and when I had the chance to buy it last summer in Ulta, I ended up grabbing some American-exclusive items instead. Honestly though, this palette seems more like shades I would wear in the fall anyways!

Kat Von D | Shade + Light Refillable Contour Palette


I have been patiently waiting for this item to come out with a refillable version! I feel like refillable contour kits are so much more practical as there are clearly shades I would use a lot more than others. It has been hard resisting the original kit while I’ve been waiting!

Tarte | Amazonian Clay Blush Palette Color Wheel


I’ve been eying up Tarte blushes for awhile! I have one in a duo I got years ago and I really enjoy the formula. This colour wheel is an excellent value for such an array of shades! And, there isn’t a single one I wouldn’t wear.

NARS | Blush in Sin


Yes, another blush right after I wrote about that giant colour wheel! Just because this is a wishlist, it doesn’t mean I’m buying everything on it… but, I really enjoy the formula of NARS blushes and Sin looks beautiful! It is  a berry shade with a gold shimmer which I think will look beautiful for fall.

Tarte | Tarteist Metallic Eye Shadow in Grind


I recently watched a video where Tarte was demonstrating their metallic eye shadows on Facebook and the formula looked really nice. I definitely enjoy a metallic eye shadow and the shade Grind looks like a beautiful taupe shade!

Tarte | Tarteiest Metallic Eye Shadow in Poker Face


Pa-pa-pa-poker face, pa-pa-poker face! Great name aside, this silvery lilac also looks stunning!

Marc Jacobs | Daisy


I got a sample size of this perfume a few Sephora orders ago and I fell in love! It’s a beautiful floral scent that is very fresh and feminine. I’ve been wearing the sample so much it’s almost empty 😢

Zahra Beauty | Spinning Lipstick Tower Vitreous (Clear)


As you can imagine, I’ve got quite the lipstick collection going. I think a spinning lipstick tower would be a great way to keep my lipsticks organized and be able to see the shade names at the same time. I’ve had my eye on this tower for awhile now actually!

Well, that is my fall wishlist! What is on your fall wishlist? Let me know in the comments down below! I had the Kat Von D MetalMatte Eye Shadow Palette on my list originally too, but… I may have just purchased that 😉 I missed out on the Mi Vida Loca Remix palette last year because I was too slow, so I wasn’t letting that happen again this year!



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Neutral Eyes with a Red Lip!


Hi guys! A few posts ago I unboxed my very first birchbox! In the box I got a Model Co lipstick in the shade Stiletto so I thought I would do a look where the red lip is the focal point. The lipstick was very creamy to apply, dried to a demi-matte finish and was very long wearing. I was pretty impressed with this lipstick! None of my closer up pictures of this look turned out, so I didn’t really get a good one of the eye makeup. Since the red lip was front and centre, the eye wasn’t really anything special but I’ll list the products I used below as per usual!

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Silver and Purple Makeup Look

Hi guys! I normally have a Mani Monday post for you today, but my nails are an absolute mess today. I’ve been pretty busy the last few days so I haven’t had a chance to re-do my nails. So instead, this week I’m going to switch things up a bit and do a makeup look today and a manicure related post later this week.

This is a look that I did last week for Thanksgiving and I was really happy with how it turned out. I did a silver foiled lid, smoked out with a darker shadow, with a pop of purple under the eye. I didn’t really know what my plan was, I just started playing with shadows and this is what I ended up with. I was really happy with it and I’ll definitely be re-creating it in the future. I love silver and purple together. My original wedding colours were going to be purple and silver until I saw purple and turquoise together and fell in love.



Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: e.l.f. Studio Blush Palette in Light (I used the bottom left shade)
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Charmed (all over lid). Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette –  Combust (transition/crease), Dagger (blended into outer corner), Smoulder (under eye), and High (inner corner of eye). Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Psychedelic Sister (waterline). Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara (lashes).
Brows: Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil in Taupe and L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Fern

I really need to play with the Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows more, they are just so nice to work with. I’m still using my finger to apply them because it seems to be the easiest way to get a nice, even and pigmented application.

What are some of your favourite colour combinations for eye makeup? Let me know in the comments down below!



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Warm Look Using the Kat Von D Monarch Palette


Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you one of my favourite warm looks to do using the Kat Von D Monarch Palette. I wear this look all year round but it is particularly great for autumn! I got my hair dyed today so I thought a nice warm look would be perfect for freshly dyed red hair. The Monarch Palette is one of my favourites. The shadows are all very pigmented, buttery smooth and blendable. All the things I look for in a palette. Since the shadows are so pigmented you do have to use a light hand with a few of them.

Here is what the palette looks like, and some swatches:



L to R: Wrath, Papillio, Summerfly, Killing Jar, Delaney, Vanish, Disintegration, Shadowbox and Deadhead

Here is the look that I did with the palette:


Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: Too Faced Candelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo (both shades mixed together)
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Kat Von D Monarch Palette – Vanish (transition/crease), Wrath (crease), Summerfly (inner half of lid and under eye), and Disintegration (outer half of lid and under eye). Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara (lashes).
Brows: L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Annita


Max also got his hair done today too!

Have you tried any of Kat Von D’s palettes? I really want to try the Shade + Light Eye Palette next… If you have it, let me know if it is worth the money in the comments below! If not, let me know what your favourite warm look is!

Until next time…



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Wedding Glam!


Hi guys! Today I am excited to be attending a friend of mine from work’s wedding. Since we are now into autumn, I chose a red dress and I decided to do a smoky eye with a neutral lip. I debated doing a red lip but it seemed like too much with the red dress and red hair. For the smoky eye I busted the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette and again, went straight for the silver/grey shades. For my hair I used my Babyliss Miracurl and then promptly surrounded it in a cloud of hairspray as it is fairly windy outside today.


Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden

Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: NARS Orgasm
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette – Combust (transition/crease), Slanted (all over lid and inner half under eye), Dagger (blended into outer half and outer half under eye), and Black Market (also blended into outer half closer to the edge). Urban Decay Naked Palette – Virgin (brow bone) and Naked (blended into crease). Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Black). Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant (lashes).
Brows: L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Fiend

I hope you all are having a great Saturday! What is your go-to look for a wedding? Let me know in the comments down below!



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September Favourites


Hi guys! Can you believe that September has come to an end already? I certainly can’t. I feel like each month goes by faster than the last. September is the month when the air gets a bit cooler and warm rich colours come out to play. My sincere apologies for the lighting in the photos. The sun is going down way too fast in the evening and it doesn’t leave for much time to take photos.

Here are some of my the products that were favourites for the month of September:

Morphe 35W Palette


I talked about this palette about a week ago and mentioned that since I received it, I have been wearing it almost every day. For this reason, it is definitely a favourite this month. It is so versatile and the warm tones are perfect for fall.

Colourpop Lippie Stix in Grunge


Grunge is from the 90’s collection that Colourpop released for fall. This is such a beautiful colour that is very unique to my collection. As soon as I saw it, I fell in love.

Colourpop ‘Where The Light Is’ Quad


The Kathleenlights collaboration with Colourpop is as if it was made for fall. The warm golds and browns are just stunning. The pigmentation is incredible as well. Although I’m late to the party in terms of buying it, I sure am glad I did eventually get my hands on it. I’ve been wearing this a lot too since I got it (when I’m not using the Morphe 35W).

L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium


I haven’t invested in a good brow pencil yet, since I mostly shop for makeup online I have been waiting until I can actually go to Sephora so I can colour match (which seems like it is never going to happen at this rate). In the meantime I purchased this product because it has been raved about on YouTube and seemed less intimidating to match. It is amazing. It makes my brows look much more put together. They stay in place all day, and even after I go to the gym after work. I would like to add a pencil to my routine but this is great for now. If you have any good brow pencil recommendations from the drug store… please leave them in the comments.

Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara


I have fallen for this mascara again this month. I had a sample of it from last year that I enjoyed and I got another one during VIB appreciation week at Sephora in August. It beautifully separates the lashes and adds volume. I haven’t decided if I like it better than my holy grail, Too Faced Better than Sex mascara, but it is definitely a close race. I’ve been wearing this one a lot this month. I’m really leaning towards buying a full size!

So those are my favourites for the month! What are you loving this month? Let me know in the comments down below!



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