Sephora Spring VIB Sale Haul 2017

Hi guys! As many of you know, the Sephora Spring VIB Sale took place about a week ago! I was waiting for my last order to come in to post this, but the ice storm we had here in Thunder Bay this week delayed Canada Post. So when my package arrived today, on a Saturday, I was so excited I couldn’t wait to take pictures and get this post up. I posted my wish list a couple of weeks ago and although I never really stick to it, I did pick up two of the items on it! Generally my list is kind of a starting point  but I always end up straying when it comes time to placing an actual Sephora order.

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Spring Makeup Look Featuring Urban Decay Deep End

Spring Makeup Urban Decay Deep End

Hi guys! Though the weather once again isn’t suggesting it this morning, I thought I’d share with you the spring makeup look that I wore yesterday. For this look I decided to bust out my Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette and accent it with Urban Decay Deep End 24/7 Eye Liner. I’ve had Urban Decay Deep End for a few months now but this is the first time I’ve felt springy enough to wear it. It really is quite beautiful and I think it looks so great in the water line. I don’t usually wear a teal or blue look all over my eyes but I like just a pop of it on my eyes. All over blue looks fantastic on so many people, but I think it clashes with my green eyes.

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Holiday Look: Valentine’s Day

Hi guys! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it was appropriate to bust out my holiday looks series again. For today’s look I decided to create a look using my Valentine’s Day present from my husband last year (Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette) and put together a festive pink look! When I think of Valentine’s Day I just want to slather myself in pink! My apologies in advance for the photos being a bit out of focus, this is apparently what happens when I try to squeeze in a photoshoot before work… But, I think you can at least see the basics of the look!

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Hi guys! Boy has this post about the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette been a long time coming. I’ve been working on this post for pretty close to a month now! Because of that, there have been changes in my equipment so my apologies in advance for the inconsistency in the photos. Anyways, from the moment the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette was announced, I knew it had to be mine. There was no question about it. It’s beautiful, it smells delicious and anything peach holds a very special place in my heart (more on that at the end of this post). I missed out on it the first time because I was about 15 minutes too late, but this time I snagged it right away! For this post I’ve pulled together four looks using the palette, which is mainly why this post took so long.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Review

When opening up the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, the first thing you notice is the sweet sugary peach scent. Continue reading

3 ‘Pop of Colour’ Blushes

Pop of Colour Blushes

Hi guys! A week or so ago I posted about 3 Natural Looking Blushes so today I thought I’d go the other direction and talk about 3 blushes that add a pop of colour to your cheeks. So these are less natural and more pigmented. My choices still do blend beautifully into the skin, they just stand out a little more.

Urban Decay | Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture

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I think this is the only cool toned blush that I own but I love how different it is from the rest of my collection. Rapture is a beautiful deep purply mauve shade and definitely adds a pop of colour to the cheeks! It has a very, very subtle hint of shimmer but I find it looks more matte than anything.

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3 Natural Looking Blushes

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Hi guys! Blush was a makeup step that I overlooked for years. Until probably about 2 to 3 years ago, I never wore blush. While I switch up the intensity and shade of my blush depending on the look I’m going for, I love a good natural looking blush! Today I thought I would share 3 of my favourites!

Urban Decay | Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish

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This is by far one of my favourite blushes ever. You can’t tell by looking at it, but I wear this shade almost every day! If I don’t know which blush I want to wear, this matte beauty is what will end up on my face. It is very pigmented so just a tiny tap of a brush into the product is all you need to get a light dusting of pinky-nude blush! I’ve yet to find a makeup look that this shade doesn’t go with.

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YouTube Made Me Buy It

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Hi guys! The concept of the “YouTube Made Me Buy It!” post is nothing new, but I haven’t done one yet and as an avid YouTube-watcher I thought this would be fun! So let’s take a stroll through some of my past makeup purchases that I was convinced I needed from watching YouTube!

Too Faced | Chocolate Bar Palette

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When I started getting into watching YouTube more, this product was already out. I wasn’t convinced I needed it right away as I had all three of the Urban Decay Naked palettes already. But, KathleenLights won me over with her constant praise of this palette. Do I regret buying it? Not at all, I love this palette! Plus, it smells like chocolate.

L’Oreal | Pro-Matte Foundation

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I am someone who needs a matte foundation so when I started to see this pop-up all over YouTube I knew I needed to try it. I believe I first saw it on Young, Wild & Polished’s channel. Do I regret buying it? Nope! This is my go-to drugstore foundation. I’ve probably gone through 5 or 6 tubes of this! Continue reading

August Favourites: Makeup, Skincare & More!

August-Favourites

Hi guys! How in the heck is August over? Where did summer go?? I almost don’t want to write this in hope’s that I can just pretend that August didn’t end yet. But, alas, it is time to talk about my August Favourites!

Makeup

Too Faced | Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette

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This little palette is amazing. The shadows perform well and although it is a neutral palette and a small one at that, it is quite versatile. I did a post on it here where I showed five different looks done using this palette and did a full review with swatches.

NYX | Eyebrow Gel in Blonde

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This is a fairly new makeup item in my arsenal but I can tell it is a favourite already. I think this may even make my 2016 favourites list if I may be that bold. A few weeks ago my sister went to a wedding and when I saw her earlier that day her brows were the definition of “on fleek”. She told me pointed me in the direction the NYX Eyebrow Gel and WOW. I love it. It’s so easy to use and it fills in my brows just right. Most days I don’t even bother with adding a clear gel to set them. This product claims to be water-proof, smudge-resistant and long-lasting and I can safely say all those claims are true.

Skincare

I actually don’t think I have a new skincare favourite to share with you this month! I’m trying some new products right now but, they haven’t been tested enough to determine if they are a favourite or not.

More!

Gwen Stefani | Obsessed

It should be no surprise that one of my favourite random things this month is a Gwen Stefani song considering I went to see her in concert earlier this month. This song is so catchy and I listen to it at least every day.

MyLipAddiction.com Beauty Podcast

My week would not be complete without the latest instalment of Cat’s MyLipAddiction.com Podcast! Her guests are always really interesting and Cat, herself, is a joy to listen to. I was actually on this podcast earlier this month as well but I was a listener before I was a guest! I highly recommend checking it out! She airs new episodes every Thursday at 7 pm est (currently on break until the fall but you can catch up on previous episodes) on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher & Buzzsprout!

Well, those are my August Favourites! I would love to hear what yours are so please let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Too Faced Totally Cute Palette

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Hi guys! I posted a quick Makeup of the Day Post a few days ago using most of the shades in the Too Faced Totally Cute Palette and I’ve been using it a lot ever since so I’m ready to share my thoughts on it and show you some swatches!

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First off, the palette comes with two sheets of cute stickers so you can customize the palette to your liking. I thought this was a fun idea and reminded me of how much I loved stickers as a kid. It also reminded me that I’m very particular with sticker placement so I spent some time arranging them the way I wanted it. I appreciated the I ♥ Bunnies sticker as I recently adopted a bunny just over a month ago! Anyways, the stickers are a cute idea and the customization gives this palette a personal touch. It’s nice knowing that my palette is likely quite different looking than everyone else’s.

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MOTD: Totally Cute!

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Hi guys! I wasn’t sure what I wanted to post today but then the Too Faced Totally Cute Palette that I ordered that UPS delayed delivering two days in a row arrived this morning! I’ll be doing a full review and posting swatches in the near future but today I wanted to play with it and post the look I created.

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