Weekend Getaway Makeup Bag

weekend get away makeup bag contents

It has been a hot minute since my last blog post. When the warmer weather starts to come around I wear makeup less and less, and spend a great deal of time outside. However as I was packing for my next adventure I thought I’d share with you the contents of my weekend getaway makeup bag! The trip I’m about to embark on is a short one. I will be staying in a tent, however, I’m close to a town and wanted to pack some makeup for evenings out. So let’s take a look at what made the cut! Continue reading

4 Products I’ve Hit Pan On

Products I've Hit Pan On

While panning products isn’t something that gets me particularly excited, since Project Pan is the theme of the month for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers, I thought I’d share 4 products that I’ve hit pan on! I don’t think I’d ever do a full on project pan… but it is interesting to see the few products that I have hit pan on. I’d panned quite a few setting powders and I haven’t included those in this post because they aren’t nearly as exciting to talk about. Continue reading

MOTD: Day to Night Makeup Look

MOTD Day to Night Makeup Look

Normally if I know I have to be out somewhere in the evening on a weekend I refrain from wearing makeup during the day out of sheer laziness to avoid doing my makeup twice. However, I went out this morning so I wanted to wear a little something-something on my face. In keeping with my not wanting to do my makeup twice motive I decided it would be a great opportunity to take a daytime look and transition it into an evening look! I really didn’t do that much to transition the look but I’m quite pleased with how it turned out! Continue reading

Revlon Galaxy Dream Palette vs. Kat Von D Alchemist Palette

Revlon Galaxy Dream vs. KVD Alchemist

The second I set eyes on the Revlon Galaxy Dream Palette (sent complimentary for review) I immediately thought of the Kat Vo D Alchemist Palette and wondered if it was an affordable dupe. The Revlon Galaxy Dream Palette retails for $19.99 CAD and the Kat Von D Alchemist Palette retails for $44.00 CAD. They both feature non-traditional highlight shades. By non-traditional I mean shades like pink, blue and green compared to the standard champaign, gold and peach highlighters that we frequently in the beauty community.

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Date Night Makeup Look with the Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette

Date Night Makeup Look Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette

Every year my husband and I spend Valentine’s Day having dinner at home (I always make something special for the occasion) and then go out either the night before or the night after. Last night we went out for dinner so I thought I’d share this date night makeup look with you today! For this look I used the Violet Voss Ride or Die Palette with a hint of the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. Even better is that these are both palettes that I vowed to use more this winter! So let’s take a closer look at my date night makeup look!

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MOTD: Purple for Pancreatic Cancer

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and at work today I helped organize a fundraiser for this very important cause. After losing a friend to this illness last year I did some research and realize how truly terrifying this particular cancer is. Purple is the colour of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month so we encouraged everyone to wear purple today so you know I had to have my makeup match!

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Palette Spotlight: Kat Von D Shade + Light Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eyeshadow Palette

Today’s palette spotlight focuses on an oldie but a goodie. Unlike last week’s rainbow palette, today I’ve got a more neutral staple of a palette for you – the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eyeshadow Palette. Filled with neutral mattes this palette is perfect on it’s own or used in addition to a palette that is perhaps lacking some neutral matte shades for transition, adding definition, etc.

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Halloween 2018: Devil Costume

Devil Costume

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Halloween is my favourite holiday! I just love getting dressed up and going out! It’s so much fun. I usually start thinking about and planning for halloween a few months in advance however with how busy this summer and fall were, I ended up pulling together costumes for myself and my husband less than a week before the event we went to last weekend. I decided to be a devil, which meany my husband ended up being an angel. Considering how little time it took to put together these costumes I’m quite pleased with how they turned out!

The inspiration for the devil costume really does centre around makeup. I wanted to do something dark and a devil was the first thing that came to mind.

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5 Lipsticks I’ll Have in Heavy Rotation This Fall

Lipstick for Fall 2018

The days are getting shorter and the air is getting crisper which means fall (though not officially here) is well underway. Though I don’t really believe in saving makeup for particular seasons I do find my patterns shift as the seasons progress. Mainly I find myself going from my minimal summer routine to one that is more involved and often either warm toned or vampy. I’m excited for this shift as I find fall really represents my favourite time of the year makeup and fashion wise so I thought I’d share with you five lipsticks that I think I’ll have in heavy rotation this fall!

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