Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette

Kat Von D’s makeup line recently turned ten years old. In celebration she launched a beautiful limited edition collection because how else would you celebrate such an achievement? While the collection in it’s entirety looked stunning, I only picked up the Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette. She always knocks it out of the park with her eyeshadow palettes and this one with all of it’s rainbowy goodness just had to be mine. After a few weeks of testing I am ready to share my thoughts about this palette with you today. Keep on reading for swatches of this beautiful palette as well as a few makeup looks using it! Continue reading

Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Palette: Warm Eyeshadow Look

Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Palette Warm Eyeshadow Look

I purchased the Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Palette on launch day and since it arrived in the mail I have been wearing it so much! I do plan on doing a review of the palette but I couldn’t wait to share one of the looks that I created with this palette. I love fire-y warm eyeshadow looks so I was drawn to the gold shimmer shade and the warm matte shades. These types of shades make me so happy and to me, just never get old. But although I love these shades, I can’t wait to share the other looks that I’ve created with this palette with you!

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Colourful Easter Makeup Look

Colourful Easter Makeup Look

Happy Easter, everyone! It’s been a bit of a quiet week over here on the blog, but it’s sure been a busy one. I don’t know why I thought it would be less busy but I definitely didn’t have time to finish up the posts that I had planned. Anyways, in the spirit of Easter, I thought I’d share with you a colourful Easter makeup look that I did for an event this weekend. I used the Violet Voss The Rainbow Eyeshadow Palette which I should be doing a review on in the coming weeks. It’s a great palette for doing fun makeup looks like this one!

Colourful Easter Makeup Look

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St Patrick’s Day Makeup Look

St Patrick's Day Makeup Look

Happy St Patrick’s Day! I actually was out celebrating a night ahead of the real day so I thought I’d share with you the St Patrick’s Day makeup look that I created. Every time I wear green eye shadow I remember why I love it and wish that I wore it more often. I really need to do it more often than just on St Patrick’s Day. While my plans tonight are a bit quieter (I’m going with the husband to see a comedy show), I think I’ll do another green eye makeup look anyways. Why not?

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Spring Makeup Look: Colourpop x KathleenLights Dream St Palette

Colourpop x Kathleenlights Dream St Palette

Spring still feels pretty far away in Thunder Bay since we got a huge dumping of snow a couple of weeks ago. But, Easter is later on this month so I want to get lots of colourful, spring makeup looks up before that! I have an Easter event later on this month so in creating these looks I’m also testing out what I want to do for that night. My first look is very pink and uses the Colourpop x KathleenLights Dream St Palette. It’s actually a pretty simple look that only uses TWO different eye shadows from the palette. I’ve used a few different brushes though to give off different levels of pigmentation for the matte shade.

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Too Faced | Most & Least Used Products

Too Faced

Since Too Faced is the Canadian Beauty Bloggers’ Brand of the Month for March I thought it would be fitting to go through my collection of Too Faced products and talk about my most and least used products. Too Faced was created in the 90’s, inspired by a love of Paris, girliness and the transformative power of makeup. They are a cruelty-free brand that seems to be best known for their cutesy and unique packaging, as well as the quality products inside.

Too Faced Products

Most Used

Too Faced Most Used Products

Chocolate Bar Palette

I believe the Chocolate Bar Palette was my first Too Faced purchase and is definitely one of my most used products from them. It’s a great neutral palette that can be used for both toned down and dramatic makeup looks. I wouldn’t say it’s my most used neutral palette but I do dig it out quite often. Most of the shadows perform quite well and who doesn’t love a palette that smells like delicious chocolate? Continue reading

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

I picked up the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette last month when I was in Paris and I have to say, I have been heavily using it since I got home. As in, it has not left the top of my vanity this entire time as I have been using it almost every day. It is a simple neutral palette but I’ve seen it pop up so much on blogs and YouTube over the years that when I finally saw it in person, I had to pick it up. I find it to be a very well-rounded palette with lots of potential. I’ve been challenging myself to get outside the box with my makeup this year and this palette and I’ve been able to create a variety of looks with this palette.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

The Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette’s packing is sleek and made up of cardboard with a magnetic closure. It’s quite thin which I think would make it excellent for travel. It includes 10 different shades which include matte, metallic and satin finishes.

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

Valentine's Day Makeup Look

I couldn’t let today pass without sharing a special Valentine’s Day makeup look for the occasion. I enjoy wearing pink all year round but Valentine’s Day inspires me to load up on the pink products and I ain’t complaining about it. This year I created a soft pink look with a bright pink glossy lip. If you’re feeling extra Valentine’s-y I also posted a Valentine’s Day Manicure earlier this week!

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Red & Gold Makeup Look

Red & Gold Makeup Look

One of my goals for this year is to experiment more with makeup and really work on improving my eye makeup game. Winged eyeliner is definitely a component of this, so be prepared to see more wings! This makeup look is from Sunday and the motivation behind for me is a little trip down memory lane. Sunday was, as you all know, was the Super Bowl. Sports are not my thing, I think it’s great that people are into watching them but I’ve just never had any desire to get into it. However, it did get me thinking that the last football game I watched was when I was in high school when I would regularly go watch my school’s team, the Hammarskjold Vikings, with my friends. Some of my best and worst memories were at those games so today I’m sharing with you the red and gold (our school colours) makeup look I created inspired by these memories.

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Mixing Cool Tones and Warm Tones

Mixing Cool Tones and Warm Tones

After sharing a glittery makeup look last week using the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in the shade Glamrock last week, I was inspired to use it again. This time though, I wanted to use it as a pop of glitter in an eye makeup look that would combine both cool tones and warm tones. I knew that my brand new Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette was up for this task. I don’t often blend cool tones and warm tones but after creating this look, I am questioning past practices because I am in love with how this look turned out! I’m also questioning why the heck I don’t do winged eyeliner more often, but enough of me gabbing about the look, let’s take a look at it, shall we?

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