NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow + Overlust Cheek Palette

NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow + Overlust Cheek Palette

NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow + Overlust Cheek Palette

It sort of feels like the world is about to end but I’m over here trying to dance to keep from crying. My version of “dancing” is really just trying out the new NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow + Overlust Cheek Palette. I hope everyone is staying safe and continuing to social distance / isolate. Here’s a little distraction to help pass the time. As silly as it sounds, I’m finding calmness and a piece of relaxation every time I play with makeup. So I will continue to do so in order to keep my sanity. 

*all products have been gifted*

💦 SKIN PRODUCTS USED 💦

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer

👀 EYE / EYEBROW PRODUCTS USED 👀

NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette
BENEFIT Precisely, My Brow Pencil in 2.5

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly 

BAREMINERALS Lashtopia Mascara 

BOBBI BROWN Long-wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

SEPHORA COLLECTION lash stories in Lit Up

SEPHORA COLLECTION Brush Tip Lash Adhesive

💄LIP PRODUCTS USED 💄

DIOR Addict Lip Sugar Scrub
NARS Afterglow Lip Balm
Fast Lane 

– Dolce Vita 
Deep Throat

Turbo

Wicked Ways

NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow + Overlust Cheek Palette

That concludes my foray into the wonderful world of the NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow + Overlust Cheek Palette! As I mentioned in the video, it is easily one of the most beautiful eyeshadow palettes NARS has ever come out with. (In my humble opinion.) If you’re interested in more makeup related content, please check out the Beauty Section of my blog. Or peep my most recent post about the MAC Glow Play Blushes + Loud and Clear Collection. For more videos, head on over to my YouTube channel. xoxox

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MAC Glow Play Blushes + Loud and Clear Collection

MAC Glow Play Blushes + Loud and Clear Collection

MAC Glow Play Blushes + Loud and Clear Collection

I was pretty stoked to receive this pr package in the mail. Naturally I had to try it all out and make a video about the MAC Glow Play Blushes + Loud and Clear Collection! Rather than spoil my review by writing it here, I’ll leave you to watch the video for my first impressions! But keep scrolling for some more product pictures and the full description of all the items I used. 🙂 

MAC PRODUCTS USED

(all gifted)

Prep + Prime Fix +
Paint Pot in Painterly
Loud & Clear Eyeshadow in Bougie Babe and Umber
Loud & Clear Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Post Modernist Peach
Glow Play Blush in So Natural
Glow Play Blush in That’s Peachy
Powder Kiss Lipstick in Sultry Move
Glow Play Blush in Groovy
Glow Play Blush in Blush Please
Loud & Clear Lipstick in Sugar Sweet Cameo
Glow Play Blush in Rosy Does It
Loud & Clear Lipstick in Sugar Dada

MAC Glow Play Blushes + Loud and Clear Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you’re interested in more makeup related content, check out the beauty section of my blog or check out my YouTube channel too! 

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

 

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January Favourites 2020

January Favourites 2020

January Favourites 2020

SOooOoOoOoooo this is a few days overdue seeing as how it’s the middle of February. However, I am deathly ill and the snow won’t stop. I feel like i’m living underwater and on Hoth all at the same time. It’s rather confusing. With that said, please enjoy my January Favourites 2020!

THE FAVOURITES

MiGOALS 2020 Planner – c/o
MOLESKINE Lined Journal
BUMBLE & BUMBLE Creme de Coco Shampoo – c/o 
BUMBLE & BUMBLE Creme de Coco Conditioner – c/o
SCHMIDT’S Bergamot + Lime Shower Gel – c/o
LULULEMON Anti-Stink Deodorant in Black Pepper Sandalwood – c/o
MAISON MARGIELA – Replica Music Festival Perfume
X-PUR Cario Toothpaste
MARSEILLES REMEDY Thieves Balm 
SAALT Menstrual Cup c/o
SYDNEY HALE CO Eucalyptus + Sage / Woodsmoke & Amber / Woods candles
NEST FRAGRANCES Birchwood Pine Candle – c/o
PURA BOTANICALS Hyaluronic Ruby Serum – c/o
POWERSTATION Xtreme Boost Lithium battery
LULULEMON Self-Care Basic Balm – c/o
BURT’S BEES Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm – c/o
MAC Glow Play Blush in So Natural – c/o
ROOMIES PARTY from Pura Botanicals (available in store)
SLIP SILK Sleep Mask – c/o
SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds – c/o
BAILEY NELSON Jacqueline glasses – c/o

 

January Favourites 2020

That about does it for today…. as I write this in a bit of a flu fog. For more beauty related posts, check out my Beauty section. Or if you enjoyed this video, be sure to check out my YouTube channel. xoxo

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection

When I picked up that dusty pink mailer from FedEx, I knew it was going to be a good day. Of course I wasted no time and dug right into the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection. I’ve had the Pillow Talk lip liner for a long time and it’s been a colour I return to time and time again. In this video, I try on ALL of the lip products as well as use the three Pillow Talk Palettes. Let’s just say, it’s a real Pillow Talk moment – I probably should have been wearing pink too. Anyway, I’m still trying to find my new normal at this house so bear with me until I find a filming setup that works well. Keep scrolling for photos of the collection and links to all the products I used to achieve this lewk.💄

DISCLAIMER: all items marked with * indicated gifted product

💦 SKIN  PRODUCTS USED 💦

*CHARLOTTE TILBURY  Magic Cream Moisturizer

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection

There are quite a few items that make up the complete Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection so thank you very much for sticking with me throughout the whole post. I know it’s a lot to take in! This is one of those collections that I believe will be on regular rotation for me every day. If you want more post like this, check out the Beauty section of my blog or head on over to my YouTube channel for more videos like this. I also have a Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup post as well! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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Hydrated Skincare Routine with Neutrogena

Hydrated Skincare Routine with Neutrogena

Hydrated Skincare Routine with Neutrogena

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Winter is one of those times when I have to go the extra mile for my skin. Despite putting on my humidifier nightly, I still have to be vigilant when it comes to keeping my skin hydrated. Neutrogena Hydro Boost is all about keeping the skin hydrated. It’s a line I’ve been using for a couple of years now so you may recall I included it in My Morning Skincare Routine post. Since then, I’ve also been testing out the other products in the line. I love combining it in my existing routine, and as a Hydro Boost specific routine. The key ingredient in Hydro Boost is hyaluronic acid, which helps to hold your skin’s moisture in. This is absolutely necessary for me living in a dry climate – I need all the moisture I can trap! With that said, here is my hydrated skincare routine with Neutrogena Hydro Boost. 

Morning Routine

Every morning routine should always start with an exfoliation to scrub away the dead skin and start fresh. I’ve loved the Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser for a couple of years now so it’s always how I start my routine. It’s not abrasive and leaves my skin feeling fresh. After that, I follow up with the Hydro Boost Multi-Vitamin Booster with Hyaluronic Acid. Always 👏🏼Use 👏🏼 A 👏🏼 Serum 👏🏼! This one in particular combines Vitamin E capsules (known to reduce the damage of UV rays) and purified hyaluronic acid. The last step of my routine is adding a gel moisturizer with SPF – my first choice is the Hydro Boost Gel Cream with SPF 15. On days when I’m spending more time outside, I will wear a SPF of 30 or 45 like the Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion over top as well. It’s lightweight and soaks in quickly and never leaves me feeling sticky (like some sunscreens). ☀️

Nighttime Routine

In the evening my skincare routine has a few more steps. First, I cleanse with the Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel. I love the texture of it and can also use it with my Clarisonic. As I mentioned before, serums are everything! For nighttime, I use the Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum but the Multi-Vitamin Booster would work great too! Since it’s winter, I top off my face with the Hydro Boost Gel Cream Extra Dry formula which also contains hyaluronic acid. 💦The Hydro Boost Gel Eye Cream is an essential! I typically shower before bed and then moisturize my whole body with the Fragrance-Free Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream. I love that Neutrogena has scentless options! Their Whipped Body Balm is also great for dry winters and easy to take along for travel. As for the hands, I always have cream in my bag at all times, the Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream has been my choice as of late. 

Hydrated Skincare Routine with Neutrogena

Taking care of my skin has always been a priority for me, even back when I was using Neutrogena as a teenager. It’s so cool that I’ve been able to partner with a brand I’ve used for decades! Especially since I’m able to talk about some products I’ve been using and loving for years. These are all items you will be seeing in one of my forthcoming empties videos! Thanks so much for supporting the brands that help support this blog!

Neutrogena recently sent me a sneak peak of their latest line, Neutrogena Bright Boost that promises to restore my skin’s brightness and treat the three main signs of dullness – dehydration, uneven tone and texture; I can’t wait to try it out! It’s available now at Shoppers Drug Mart. And for Canadians, if you buy anything from this line from @shoppersdrugmartofficial, you can get 5x the Optimum points until January 24th 2020. 

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Products I’ve Used Up – 2019 Empties

Products I’ve Used Up – 2019 Empties

Products I’ve Used Up

All the fun year-end wrap up posts are happening this week! Here’s a video of me going through last year’s garbage aka my empties and talking about which ones I liked most of all. I definitely filmed this as I was packing up my condo in September so this isn’t *all* of my 2019 empties but I most likely won’t film another one of these for a while because that would be a snooze. And with that, I present to you: all the Products I’ve Used Up! For more videos, peep my YouTube channel here or my blog’s beauty section. Can’t get enough of snooping my garbage? Here’s my 2018 Empties Tour. xo 

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