Full Face of Nude by Nature

Full Face of Nude by Nature

Full Face of Nude by Nature

In 2018 the Australian brand Nude By Nature first launched their cruelty-free all natural makeup line in drugstores across Canada. But they’ve been around since 2008! I’m all for more drugstore options, especially when the ingredients aren’t concerning. The only thing that is concerning is the lack of diversity in the shade range. There’s always room for improvement! With that said, check out my new video: Full Face of Nude by Nature (and a few other products because I didn’t have the full line) ūüėČ

NUDE BY NATURE PRODUCTS

PERFECTING CONCEALER¬†shade 01 Ivory¬†‚Äď c/o (I hope they come out with a wider shade range)
RADIANT LOOSE POWDER FOUNDATION¬†shade W2 Ivory¬†‚Äď c/o (again shade range needs work)
FLAWLESS BRUSH cruelty free synthetic face powder brush – c/o
SHIMMERING SANDS LOOSE EYESHADOW shade white sand – c/o
CASHMERE PRESSED BLUSH shade pink lily – c/o
TOUCH OF GLOW HIGHLIGHT STICK shade rose – c/o
SHEER GLOW COLOUR BALM shade 04 berry – c/o
MOISTURE SHINE LIPSTICK shade 05 pale coral Рc/o
MOISTURE INFUSION LIPGLOSS shade 02 Peach Nude – c/o

OTHER PRODUCTS USED

WILDCRAFT¬†bergamot + rose clarify toner¬†‚Äď c/o
GLOSSIER¬†priming moisturizer¬†‚Äď c/o
PLUME¬†curl & lift lash curler¬†‚Äď c/o
BENEFIT¬†badgal lash mascara¬†‚Äď c/o
HOURGLASS arch brow sculpting pencil in soft brunette

Full Face of Nude by Nature

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my Full Face of Nude by Nature. If you enjoy this type of content, visit my YouTube Channel for more it. I would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on the line and if there are any products I need to try out. ūüôā

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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BFF Makeup Party

BFF Makeup Party

BFF Makeup Party

Q: What’s better than a makeup tutorial with just me? A: a BFF Makeup party with my pal of 17 years, Cecily! Join us as we discuss beauty practices we don’t get (hello contouring + baking!?) As well as what we had for breakfast (v interesting). This video is a real testament to our enduring friendship and I’m glad we were finally able to create something like this together. Our friendship blossomed from our mutual love of cosmetics. A makeup video seems like an appropriate celebration of such a friendship. In other words, check out a couple of gals who’s enthusiasm makes up for skill. ūüėČ

PRODUCTS USED

ON SANDY JOE


WILDCRAFT
bergamot + rose clarify toner – c/o
IMAGE SKINCARE PREVENTION+ daily tinted moisturizer SPF 30+ Рc/o
URBAN DECAY optical illusion blurring primer – c/o
BENEFIT brow contour pro – c/o
IT COSMETICS bye bye under eye eyelift in a tube concealer in medium Рc/o 
TARTE pineapple of my eye shadow palette – c/o (limited edition + sold out 😭other Tarte palettes here)
BENEFIT hoola quickie contour stick Рc/o 
CHARLOTTE TILBURY legendary mascara volume 2 – c/o
BENEFIT galifornia blush – c/o
CHARLOTTE TILBURY magic genius powder Рc/o 
PIXI glow-y gossamer duo – c/o
CHARLOTTE TILBURY lip cheat in pillowtalk – c/o
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick in Nu Incongru – c/o
BUXOM lip plumping gloss Рc/o 

ON CECILY

URBAN DECAY optical illusion blurring primer – c/o
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS brow definer in soft brown
URBAN DECAY eyeshadow primer potion 
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS clear brow gel  
IT COSMETICS bye bye under eye eyelift in a tube concealer in medium Рc/o 
L’OREAL True Match Blendable Concealer¬†
TARTE pineapple of my eye shadow palette – c/o (limited edition + sold out 😭other Tarte palettes here)
KAT VON D (but i’m sure there are other options out there that aren’t made by an anti-vaxxer)
CLINIQUE high impact mascara
L’OREAL true match super blendable powder
CHARLOTTE TILBURY magic genius powder Рc/o 
MAC COSMETICS matte bronzer from the Wash & Dry collection (2015)
NARS olympia contour blush 
JOE FRESH highlighter – (might be discontinued)
PIXI glow-y gossamer duo Рc/o 
CHARLOTTE TILBURY lip cheat in pillowtalk – c/o
REVLON ultra hd lipcolor in 710 desert
BUXOM lip plumping gloss Рc/o 

Thanks for stopping by after all, that video is a lengthier one! With that said, if you’re interested in more content like this be sure to check out my whole archive of beauty posts. There’s also an archive of other videos on my YouTube Channel. Lastly, if you’re ever in need of a web designer, Cecily is badassssss at it. Check out her portfolio site CC Ruth.

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Night Time Skincare Routine

Night Time Skincare Routine

Night Time Skincare Routine

Some might believe this to be a arduous task, but there is nothing I love more than a thorough skincare routine. It’s my time to relax and wash the day off both literally and figuratively. Sometimes I’ll be accompanied by a podcast, or maybe even a YouTube tutorial (how meta) but I will always complete every step like it was my religion. Keep scrolling for the full Night Time Skincare Routine video + product listings.

CLEANSE

The first step is cleansing. If I happen to wear makeup, I’ll use Bioderma Sensibio H2O or Vichy Makeup Wipes.¬†

Biossance Antioxidant Cleansing Oil*- I love using this on a heavy makeup day – it removes everything!
IMAGE Skincare Max Cell Cleanser* – This cleanser works well with my Clarisonic
Clarisonic with the sensitive brush head*  

TONE 

Even after a double cleanse, I love to do a quick sweep of my face with toner and then add a refreshing spritz just for good measure. 

Wildcraft Clarify Toner in Bergamot & Rose*
Origins A Perfect World White Tea Lotion* – also part of the Clean at Sephora list!

Night Time Skincare Routine

And that’s the ~short~ list of all the products I use on my face in the evening. If anyone has any questions regarding this thorough routine, I am happy to answer them. And thank you for coming to my TED Talk ūüôā

 

Photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette

Grace be unto you, Urban Decay has launched a new nude palette to replace my beloved NAKED OG. I am counting my lucky stars that it arrived at my door as a complete surprise last week. Of course I couldn’t wait to “dip into it” as the beauty guru’s so like to say. And dip I did do. My first dip I even made a YouTube video of it which you are more than welcome to watch. ūüôā Or continue scrolling for my more in depth review of the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette. As well as all the other products I used to achieve this lewk. Happy Neutrals to you! 🥰

NAKED OG vs NAKED RELOADED

While I was rather taken aback when I found out the NAKED OG palette was discontinued, I made peace with it. Mostly because I had an unopened palette that I purchased at a Sephora VIB sale. It was a “just-in-case” purchase but clearly I am clairvoyant. I anticipated this move by Urban Decay. JK I’m just a makeup hoarder and I’m trying to justify my collection. ANYWAY. The NAKED OG was revolutionary when it was released in 2010. I discovered it thanks to Rumi Neely when her blog Fashion Toast was at its peak. It made me develop a deep love for neutrals when previously I had despised them. Love and hate is truly a fine line.

🍒NAKED CHERRY¬†🍒

My most recent Urban Decay review was of their most recent NAKED launch, the much buzzed about Naked Cherry. For those interested, head on over to my Urban Decay Naked Cherry Easy Tutorial. Or keep scrolling for more Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette goodness.

Locked and Reloaded

During my test out/try on, I ended up using quite a few of the shades. This included: Bribe, Barely Baked, Angel Fire, Retro, Reputation, Burn, End Game, Bucked, and Blur. Basically the whole palette short three shades. That’s pretty impressive! In my experience, the ability to use so many shades in one look isn’t a regular occurance. For whatever reason, the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette has conjured up the right formula for eyeshadow alchemy. I am here for it. I am wearing it. And I cannot wait to continue to delve deep into this palette and create more looks… most likely ones that are on the lighter side.

Still drooling over this blush and highlighter combo 

THE FACE

Here’s a quick list on the products I used on my face:

PRODUCTS
*GLOSSIER Priming Moisturizer
*MAC COSMETICS Prep + Prime Fix+ (Did you know you can buy MAC at Sephora now?!)
*IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte in Light Medium
*NARS Lasting Radiant Creamy Concealer in Affogato
*STILA Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Kitten
*TARTE Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful

*In case you’re ever wondering, this is my unedited skin*

THE EYES

All of the things I used on my eyeballlzzzzzz

PRODUCTS
*KISS Looks So Natural Eyelashes in Shy
*MAC COSMETICS Paint Pot in Painterly 
*BENEFIT BADgal Lash Mascara in Rich Black
HOURGLASS Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette (I live for this eyebrow pencil and have bought it for years!)
*TARTE Lashy and Flashy Eyelash Curler
*URBAN DECAY Naked Reloaded Palette
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Eye Cheat
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY The Classic Eye Powder Pencil in Audrey

THE LIPS

Here is the extensive list of products I used on my lips 😉

PRODUCTS

*NUDE BY NATURE Moisture Shine Lipstick in Pale Coral
*TOO FACED Rich and Dazzling High-Shine Sparkling Lip Gloss in Sunset Crush (Limited Edition!)

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette

Thanks so much for joining me while I dipped a toe into this new palette. For more beauty and travel videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel here. I would very much appreciate it as I’m s l o w l y growing my little channel. Also, I would love to know what you think about the new Naked Reloaded palette. Will you get it? Have you tried it? Do you miss the OG palette? Leave a comment below!¬†

Until next time….. Toodles! xo SJ

Photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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As always anything marked with a * indicates product I have been gifted but are under no obligation to post about. 

Full Face of Drugstore Makeup

Full Face of Drugstore Makeup

Full Face of Drugstore Makeup 

The lore of good drugstore makeup has been information I have slowly pieced together over the years. I’ve taken product recommendations by word of mouth. My countless attempts at duping higher end items for less over the years. It has been an epic trial and error that comes with many wins but also colossal missteps. Today, I have decided to share one of my testing sessions on new to me drugstore makeup in a beauty tutorial: Full Face of Drugstore Makeup. Join me while I find a few new favourites and duds I wouldn’t bother using again.¬†

THE EYESHADOW

I first decided to create this video when I received the L’Oreal Paradise Enchanted Collection. I was a little bit hesitant. The eyeshadow palette and blushes are all peach scented. Though I’m not completely sold on the smell, I did find the eyeshadow from the Paradise Enchanted palette to be very blendable and easy to work with. The palette is by no means ground breaking, but it definitely has a place amongst the workable everyday nudey browns palettes. I especially liked how it worked with the Lise Watier Metamorphix – one of my favourite products to make any powder eyeshadow into a cream/liquid.¬†

THE LINERS

I was absolutely blown away by the quality of drugstore eyeliners these days. It came as such a surprise to me, I’m embarrassed to say. The Super Slim liquid liner especially has the perfect tip for making a precise cateye. There is even a grip that helps with the application.¬†

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Full Face of Drugstore Makeup

Revisiting the some of the brands that I began my makeup journey with has been both parts nostalgic and fun. There are so many more options available than there was when I was a teenager, it is staggering. With such an abundance of choice I can see how going to the drugstore to pick out something as simple as eyeliner could become overwhelming. I’m so grateful for communities on YouTube that have helped make me a more informed consumer as well as entertained me for hours and hoursssss. If you enjoyed this video and post, head on over and subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more posts like this Full Face of Drugstore Makeup.¬†

The Goop G.Tox Body Detox

The Goop G.Tox Body Detox

The Goop G.Tox Detox

I have had medium success on traditionally detoxes. When they start affecting my everyday life is around the time I decide to quit. The last time was in 2010 when I was 6 days deep into the Wild Rose Cleanse when I realized it wasn’t for me. With that said, I’m more than happy to experiment with other types of body cleanses, that of which are akin to spa treatments. The Goop G.Tox Detox is that exception I can get behind.

5 Salt Bath Soak

Do you know what’s better than a single salt bath soak? Naturally, a 5 Salt Bath Soak¬†with glacial marine clay and activated charcoal, that’s what! A long, hot soak with some¬†Pharmaceutical-grade salts is a great addition to any wintertime skincare routine. The salt soak contains: Epsom salt, Himalayan pink salt, Dead Sea salt, New Zealand solar salt, and Baking soda. With the mixture of¬†Coriander, Cardamom, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Fennel essential oils, this soak is incredibly fresh smelling. The texture reminds me of brown sugar. It dissolves quickly in the bath which is a plus since I hate stepping into a bath with jagged salt lingering in the depths. One bag is good for three luxurious baths.

Exfoliation

Between the the Ultimate Dry Brush and the 5 Salt Detox Body Scrub, I will have the smoothest skin all winter long. If you’ve never had the pleasure of using a dry brush, let 2019 be the year it becomes a habit. It’s a transformative step in a body care routine and I stand by it. Not only does it help to lightly exfoliate your skin before you shower, it also stimulates circulations and lymphatic drainage. It doesn’t sound like much of an added benefit but I assure you it is. When I use the Ultimate Dry Brush all over prior to a shower, I only use the 5 Salt Detox Body Scrub sparingly on my issue spots. (back of arms, thighs, etc). The 5 salts are combined with oil so they hydrate skin as they’re exfoliating which is a huge plus.

So Fresh, So Clean

A bathing routine wouldn’t be complete without a body wash and of course Goop goes not disappoint on that front either. The Glacial Marine Body Cleanser is a creamy body wash that leaves me feeling cleansed and nourished. I no longer have to suffer through that tight feeling my skin gets after using regular soap. With a blend of¬†helichrysum, rosemary, grapefruit, and peppermint oils, not only does it work like a dream but also smells like one too.

Scalp Saver

I saved the best for last. This is the hero product from the Goop G.Tox Body Detox line in my opinion. I am a long time sufferer of a dry scalp in the wintertime. And the winter happens to last for an irritatingly long time where I’m from. Often, I describe Alberta as Hoth-like. I digress. Normally when I cleanse my hair, it’s a two step process. First a scalp scrub and rinse followed by an additional cleansing with shampoo and another rinse. Thanks to the G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub, I only have to wash my hair once. It exfoliates my scalp and then begins to foam when I start massaging it in my hair under the water. Of course it smells like an essential oil blend of magic which includes: rosemary, geranium, orange, and peppermint. It is a potent salt mix so using it once a week is maximum!

The Goop G.Tox Body Detox

Thanks so much for joining me on this bathing journey with the Goop G.Tox Body Detox! So far, my experience with the Goop beauty line has been immensely positive. I’m currently testing out the Goop Enriching Facial Oil which I will be reviewing in the near future. So far, I can report that it smells INCREDIBLE. More on that later! 😁

Photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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