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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Holiday Glam Makeup

Holiday Glam Makeup

Holiday Glam Makeup

Oh yeah baby. It’s officially the last night to get your HOLIDAY GLAM MAKEUP on! Here’s what mine looks like featuring ~mostly~ products from Bobbi Brown. Join me while I create this lewk and chat about what’s going on in my life. Or keep scrolling for some eye candy shots of the Luxe Gems Holiday 2019 Collection. 

(* Indicates gifted product)

💦 SKIN  PRODUCTS USED 💦

*BOBBI BROWN Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer
*MAC COSMETICS Prep + Prime Fix+ 

💄LIP PRODUCTS USED 💄

*BOBBI BROWN Crushed Lip Colour in Sunset
*BOBBI BROWN  Luxe Lipstick in Retro Coral
*BOBBI BROWN Luxe Jewel Lipstick in Ruby Slipper – (this is the shade I used and it’s sold out!)

Holiday Glam Makeup

I hope everyone has a bewilderingly fun (and safe) New Year’s Eve! I’m looking forward to 2020 and all the dope things I will create. 🙂 Thank you all so much for stopping by but also for reading and supporting my blog over the past decade. I cannot believe this is my job and that something I started because I was disillusioned with university has turned into this! I’m feeling all the warm fuzzies right now! 

If you’re looking for more makeup related content, check out the beauty section on my blog or pop on over to my YouTube channel for other tutorials. Otherwise, I’ll see you in the new year! xoxo

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Christmas Bulb Holiday Card Transformation

Christmas Bulb Holiday Card Transformation

Christmas Bulb Holiday Card Transformation

Join me for my annual xmas tradition! Every holiday season, I make an incredibly cheesy holiday card to send to everyone I know! In previous cards I was a present and a cowgirl.This year I was inspired by vintage Christmas bulbs. I sort of look like a demented David Bowie. Anyway, here is my Christmas Bulb Holiday Card Transformation: 

💄Products listed in order of use 💄

*IT COSMETICS bye bye under eye eyelift in a tube
*MAC paint pot in painterly
*MAC x Mia Moretti coachella limited edition palette
Watercolour pastels
*SEPHORA COLLECTION Holographic Effect Stick in Wonderful Stars
*URBAN DECAY Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner (discontinued colour
*MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline (discontinued colour)
*MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Smartorial (discontinued)
*MAC Colour Rocker Lipstick in Blue Bang! (discontinued)
*YSL Limited Edition Eye Couture Palette (similar here)
*TOO FACED Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette
*RIMMEL Wonder’Swipe 2-IN-1 liner to shadow in YASSSS
*URBAN DECAY Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Pyro
*DIOR Diorshow On Stage Liquid Eyeliner in Matte Blue

— ALL PRODUCTS WITH A * INDICATES GIFTED PRODUCT —

Make Your Own Holiday Cards!

The hardest part about making this card was having the patience to complete the makeup. The easiest part was printing the cards! I use Moo every year. (Check out my first holiday card post: How to Make a Personalized Holiday Card.) For 20% off your first order with Moo, click here. I’m always open for suggestions on what to create for the next card so please comment if you have any ideas. 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

This particular post was a long time coming! I first tried out the brand in 2016, but it was more of a toe dip than this full deep dive in. (Peep that post right here) Keep scrolling for more product shots and a video tutorial / review of my full face of Charlotte Tilbury makeup. With that said, please enjoy this crazy glowy lewk. (Disclaimer: All products with an * indicate they were gifted)

👀 EYE / EYEBROW PRODUCTS USED 👀

*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil in Rita
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Legendary Brows Eyebrow Gel in Cara ( I think the updated name is supermodel)
*MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Eyeshadow Quad in Uptown Girl
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Classic Eye Powder Pencil in Audrey
*TARTE Tarteist Pro Eyelashes in Heartbreaker
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Full Fat Lashes Mascara in Glossy Black
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rock n Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Eye Cheat
*SEPHORA Sephora Collection Brush Tip Lash Adhesive

Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Since I filmed this video, the products that I have been using the most are the following: Pillow Talk lipstick + liner, Legendary Brow gel, Filmstar Bronze + Glow, the Magic Cream, and the Hollywood Flawless Filter. I finished up the mascara and I forgot how amazing the highlighter was so I will definitely be adding it into the mix. There’s something about cream highlighters that make my skin look less textured than powdered ones. Anyway, if you enjoyed this video… feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel and if there are any Charlotte Tilbury products that you love but I didn’t try out, please let me know! I’m always on the hunt. xo

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My Home Tour – The Hyde Park

My Home Tour – The Hyde Park

My Home Tour

The time has come my friends, my home tour has arrived! After a few arduous years of renovating s l o w l y, my space was completed. This 70s disco den is located in the Oliver neighbourhood of Edmonton, AB. The Hyde Park is one of the first high rise condos in Western Canada, it even had a doorman with it first opened! I love the brutalist facade of the tower! My unit was a great place to hang my hat for a couple of years regardless of how terrible it was to live in an active construction zone. Watch the video for the complete tour and keep scrolling for photos of each room!

LIVING / DINING ROOM

My living / dining room area is one giant space, a big ol’ rectangle with a built in bookcase and a bar around the corner. The best part about older condos is the sheer amount of SPACE. They did not economize when it came to room size that’s for sure. In the dining room area I have a large Oliver Apartment central table (check out My Oliver Apartment Dining Room Reveal post for a full breakdown) and vintage Herman Miller chairs. I also have a collection of brass candlesticks (I’ve been slowly thrifting) with Ester + Eric multicoloured candles in them. I love the way they look! The living room is a mix of vintage and IKEA.

Pieces of Note

My Ester + Erik candle story

THE BAR

No 70s condo would be complete without a built in bar! I’ve used it…. a handful of occasions. Like the time I made The Best Spicy Caesar for the 50th Anniversary of the caesar. That was a wild time. Most of the furniture in this area is built in (the bench/the bar) but the barstools actually came with the condo when I purchased it. As did the mirrored bar shelving. That’s where I keep some of my tiki mugs! There’s really not much else to say about this area.

THE KITCHEN

Remember that time I didn’t take full photos of the kitchen? Yes… me too. I probably should have checked up on that before I sold it. Oops! Next time I’ll do better. Just imagine an IKEA kitchen because this is 100% what this is. The appliances I bought at Costco though because there’s some H O T deals to be had there.

Some things I love

THE OFFICE

This is where the *magic* happens. By magic I mean me hanging out in my pjs with my beverage center (water/tea/smoothie) editing photos I took months prior because I am NOT ON THE BALL despite my best intentions. Well that feels good to get off my chest! I intended on hanging some pennants on the walls but never got around to it. Better luck next time!

THE CLOSET

As a fashion blogger and long time vintage hoarder, it only made sense to make the second bedroom a closet. One of the previous owners was a seamstress so the room was already one full wall of closet. It’s as if this condo was just waiting for me to come live in it! Between the shelves and racks, I had a good storage system going on. Aside from the wall of closets, (my version of the wall of sound 😉 ) I have very little furniture in the room. I do, however, have my clothing arranged in a colour gradient and that’s much better than any furniture. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

Pieces of Note

  • a single chair from Find a local not-for-profit furniture store
  • a plant from IKEA
  • plant pot from Winners / Homesense
  • Ceramic dog c/o my mom

THE BATHROOMS

Originally I was going to make two posts for the two seperate bathrooms but alas, I forget to take photos of the en suite! I’m basically the most professional blogger of all time. With that said, next time I will do better. In the meantime, please enjoy my top shelfie favourite products of all time 🙂

Pieces of Note

THE BEDROOM

In the spring, I shared My Bedroom Reveal. It’s basically a large emptyish room with the exception of my bed, a chair, and a large mirror. You can find the full details from the linked post. 🙂

My Home Tour

That concludes the tour of my three bedroom / two bath condo in Edmonton, Alberta. As per the “surprise” ending of my video, I have moved! This only means that there will be more home related content coming up. This condo was renovated by my dad and I so I will be sure to put together a before/after of the space (once I find the before photos wherever I hid them on my computers). Want more home content in the meantime? Check out my last condo in the John Deere Lofts. If you enjoyed my home tour vlog, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos like that. 

Photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial

A long overdue beauty post has finally been posted! Here you’ll discover an easy everyday makeup tutorial comprised of my most favourite products of the moment. AKA products that are insanely user friendly. Here at The Pretty Secrets we like to keep things simple sometimes. This is one of those times! Join me while I bask in the last seconds of summerness. Let’s just be honest…. It’s an excuse for me to wear a Hawaiian shirt and talk about my favourite true crime podcasts. Also, there is a giveaway in this video!

PRODUCT DETAILS

💦 SKIN  PRODUCTS USED 💦

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Magic Cream Moisturizer c/o
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Wonderglow Face Primer c/o

👻FACE PRODUCTS USED 👻

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter in 2 Light c/o
GLOSSIER Stretch Concealer in Light 10 c/o
SHISEIDO Inner Glow Cheek Powder in Alpen Glow  c/o 
BAREMINERALS Endless Summer Bronzer in Warmth c/o
GLOSSIER Haloscope in Quartz c/o
NARS Endless Orgasm Palette c/o
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Re(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist c/o


👀 EYE / EYEBROW PRODUCTS USED 👀 

BENEFIT Ka-Brow gel in 2 c/o
IT COSMETICS  Universal Brow Pencil (I’d debate the “universal” in that) c/o
DIORSHOW Bold Brow Mascara in 021 c/o
URBAN DECAY Born To Run palette c/o
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Full Fat Lashes Mascara in Glossy Black c/o

💄LIP PRODUCTS USED 💄

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm c/o
FENTY Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow – http://bit.ly/31RM52Y

💸OTHER PRODUCTS USED 💸

IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush #8 c/o
BAREMINERALS Blooming Blush Brush c/o
MAC COSMETICS Eyelash Curler
ALDO earrings c/o

K Bye

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you enjoyed this video, head on over to my YouTube channel to subscribe. Especially since there’s a dope giveaway right now and the chances of winning are pretty, pretty, pretty good. xo

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