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

“Realistic” Spring Makeup Look

realistic spring makeup look

Spring is a season that seems to be associated with bright colours, flowers and the grass finally turning green. However, here in Thunder Bay the reality is grey snow banks, possibly more snow and slightly warmer temperatures. The green grass and bright colours don’t come until much later… usually RIGHT before summer temperatures hit. So, I thought today I’d share a makeup look that reminds me more of the spring that I experience so I’ve used darker cool tones with a pop of brightness. Continue reading

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019: Coral

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Coral

It’s March and spring, though it seems so far away if you’re buried in snow like we are in Thunder Bay, is coming! Pantone has declared Coral to be the colour of the year for 2019 so I thought it would be fun to round up some products that feature this beautiful colour that reminds me so much of spring. Coral is the March theme of the month for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers so be sure to check out the posts linked at the end of this post for more coral fun!

Pantone Coral Makeup Continue reading

First Beauty Loves

first beauty loves

The Canadian Beauty Bloggers theme of the month for February is First Beauty Loves which is so fitting for such a love-focused month. This theme has encouraged me to look through my makeup collection and remember the products that truly were first loves. Products that helped develop the passion for makeup that I have today. I’ve always worn makeup but it wasn’t until about five years ago that I really got into it. What I mean by that was I started to teach myself more about the products and application techniques and started shopping beyond just picking up staples once a year from the drugstore. So let’s take a look at what products were a big part of starting this makeup journey that I am on! Continue reading

#TBT: Recreating Urban Decay Vice 3 Makeup Look

TBT Urban Decay Vice 3

The Canadian Beauty Blogger ‘Shop Your Stash’ Theme of the month got me digging through my makeup drawers, remembering old content from my early blogging days and really got my creative juices flowing. When I picked up my Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette and decided to give this neglected palette more use this winter I immediately thought of a makeup look I featured in my first year of blogging. I feel like my blogging and makeup skills have both grown since then so I thought I’d take a stab at recreating it. Continue reading

Five Neglected Palettes: Winter Edition

Neglected Palettes Winter

I had a lot of fun posting about my five neglected palettes that I was going to use more during the fall. That post was inspired by Chelle of Makeup Your Mind and her YouTube Video on the subject. I ended up doing a few makeup looks for the blog using my fall selections so I thought I’d pick five new ones to focus on for winter. I by no means exclusively used these palettes during the fall but  I did make a point to reach for them more often. So let’s take a look at what I’m going to make a better effort to use this winter! It’s a perfect time to revisit old favourites that have become neglected as this month’s theme for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers is Shop Your Stash! Continue reading

MOTD: Birthday Party Makeup

Though my birthday was a little over a week ago I waited a bit to have my party. I just had a small get together at my place but I still wanted to put together a special makeup look for the occasion. Since I purchased the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette earlier this month I decided to focus my makeup look on that palette. It was only my second time using the palette but it definitely seems to have the same formula that I know and love from previous Naked palettes.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Continue reading

Top 5: Spring Picks 2018

Spring Picks

Though the calendar says it’s spring, we still have quite a bit of snow in Thunder Bay as well as some chilly mornings. Nonetheless, since it is technically spring, I thought I’d share 5 items that are bring me more into a ‘spring’ state of mind! They are all bright and cheery which is exactly what I reach for to get me out of the darkness that I associate with winter. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the vampy makeup that I reach for more during the winter, but I am ready for some change! Continue reading