Monday, October 31, 2016

October Favourites

From Thanksgiving celebrations to my love of all things pumpkin October is my favourite month out of the whole year and I am sincerely sad to see it go. On a completely unrelated do any of you Canadians feel like now that October is gone you have to brace yourself for winter? All of a sudden I'm craving warm socks, hearty soups and ultra hydrating skincare... Winter is coming, so expect some seasonal posts soon. Before I get ahead of myself here, we are here to talk about favourites so lets get started!

Guerlain Super Lips
 I LOVE this lip balm! It's the kind of balm you put on before bed and you can still feel it the next morning. With tons of amazing ingredients and delicious citrus scent this lip balm has been following me around the house this month. In fact its in my pocket as I type!

ESQIDO Companion Eyelash Glue
I have to confess wearing lashes isn't a regular day occurrence to me. I also have to confess because I don't wear lashes often the application process intimidates me. So while getting ready for a friends wedding earlier this month I decided to try some Esqido goodies I got at a recent beauty event. The lashes were beautiful, but the real winner for me was the lash glue. With its paint brush applicator it made application a dream. In addition after 12+ hours of wearing false lashes they didn't budge, move or start to come of in the slightest. At $10.00 a pop this latex free lash glue is the best I've ever tried... move over duo glue!

Marc Jacobs Lip Creme Lipstick in Magenta
Another product I discovered at the recent wedding I went to was this lipstick. The formula itself is long wearing and moisturizing. However what made fall in love with this product is the intensely pigmented berry toned colour. I got this as a 100 point reward at Sephora so keep your eyes peeled on your next visit. On another note... I am seriously having a full fledged moment with berry toned lips.

I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, sweater weather and cozy scarves, but for me fall is all about the berry toned lip. The perfect compliment to this autumn colour is NARS's Sin. Like all NARS blushes this is pigment, long wearing and easy to blend. Better then there famous Orgasm blush, Sin is one of my all time favourites. 

Acure The Magical Wonderfluff
This overnight hydrating mask is downright amazing! Filled with amazing ingredients, effective and all at an affordable price have me loving this product. Plus I like that you can just quickly slap this on before bed and not worry about it... I can rave all day about this. Come to think about it I really need to review this product soon so keep your eyes peeled. 

Hydrating masks, berry toned blush and lipstick... this is become the quintessential fall beauty post. Also wanted to say I hope you all have a happy and safe halloween tonight. Until next time ladies! 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Planning Obsession & Etsy Sticker Haul

I am someone who needs a planner. Literally if you were to take away my Moleskine I would be lost. While I have always loved stationary the world of planner decor is new to me. Stickers, customized book marks, pretty post-it's? Have I been living under a rock? So my current obsession is planning, washi tape and Etsy stickers. I have no ideas on departing the world of beauty, however I thought it would be fun to share with you my newest fad.
The Planner
For the past 10 years I have been using a Moleskine Weekly Pocket Planner. Usually I opt for the soft cover in Black, however this year I went with the hardcover in Grape Violet. After years of use I can throughly say I like that Moleskine's are small, durable and functional. 
I bought this agenda here, its on sale too!

The Stickers
Typically stickers are made for much larger planners such as the Erin Condren planner or the Life Planner. With that being said if you have a smaller planner you can cut stickers and make them work for you. Also there are some shops that sell pocket sized stickers too. Okay on to the Etsy stuff...

High Glow Designs
To wet my feet into the sticker world I decided to purchase one of there Glitch bags. For $5.00 you get 5 sheets of stickers, with minor defects. The defects were so minor that to be honest I didn't notice any.  Fast shipping and affordable, I would definitely order a glitch box again.
Shop here,

Shells Scribbles
My order with High Glow Designs had me addicted. However this time I wanted to try something made for a pocket sized planner. To curb my addiction I ended up ordering three pockets sized kits from Shell's Scribbles. Each kit I ordered is not only functional, but the design and detail in each sticker kit is stunning. I have to say everything from Shell's Scribbles came beautifully packaged and there was a cute shell bookmark freebie thrown in too. 
If you have a Moleskine, these sticker kits fit perfectly! 
Shop here.

Elegant and Organized 
My final purchase was from Elegant and Organized... I'm telling you I have a seriously sticker problem! For this order I purchased two of her 'daily sets' and one grab bag. Although she didn't have pocket sized packages like Shell's and Scribbles I thought her daily sets would be a good match for my tiny sized planner. The grab bag was an absolute bargain and the weekly sets will work wonderfully in my planner. 
Shop here.

I'm not sure what got over me but I am seriously into the planning business. Let me know if you like seeing these kinds of posts and I would be happy to provide more.
Until next time ladies. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Birthday Haul

I love beauty hauls and since it was recently my birthday I thought why not keep things light hearted and share some of my recent beauty purchases/presents? Let's begin!

Clarins Blue Orchid Oil
I love this oil, but the truth is I haven't had this in my collection for years. After recommending this to a friend I had a 'I need that back in my life' kind of moment. From what I remember this oil is super moisturizing and leaves your skin looking beautiful. However one of my favourite qualities is should you want to have a lazy skincare moment you can just use this on clean skin and be done. Again haven't had this in my collection for years so I am excited to see if it lives up to the hype.

Guerlain Super Lips
Guerlain came out with a lip balm! Typically I wouldn't splurge, but since it was my birthday I thought this would be a fun little treat. A quick search online lead to mixed reviews so I am excited to share my findings with you. Thus far I am liking Super Lips, but I've only tried it a handful of times.

Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
I love my FaceShop brow pencil, but after years of using it I was craving something new. I knew I wanted a slanted pencil, I also wanted something easy to use and long wearing. My list of requirements lead me straight to the Benefit. Again I've only tried this for a week, but thus far I'm loving this! The product itself is the perfect shade for me, the triangle shaped pencil makes it easy to hold and the spooly is perfectly small and tapered. I am loving this!

This isn't a sponsored post  and there are no affiliate links here. I wanted to mention to my Canadian beauty lovers that I ordered off Beauty Boutique (here) and I have nothing but positive things to say. Firstly shipping was quick. Secondly everything came beautifully packaged. Thirdly there were tons of generous samples to choose from.

Gimme Brow
One of the samples was this Gimme Brow. This brow gel adds fibres to the brows and leaves a slight tint of colour. I know there are tons of people who love this so I am eagerly looking forward to using it.

They're Real! Gift Set
This generous gift came with a mini mascara, mini eye liner and sample sized makeup remover. I've yet to try any of these products, but I look forward to diving in ASAP.

Yup that is my oh so quick birthday goodies haul. I hope all of you had an amazing birthday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Eminence Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist Review

I have always loved facial mists, but 2016 for me has been the year I have become obsessed with them. Thus far I have ventured to the world of makeup setting sprays, refreshing aerosol mists and had my far share of hydrating mist showers. Despite my misty experiences I have yet to explore the world of anti-aging mists. With there affordable prices and chemical free formulas I thought why not try with Eminence's Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating mist.

I would never judge a product by it's scent, but I also just want to throw out there Eminence products smell freaking amazing. One of my favourite scented products is there Firm Skin Acai Cleanser (review here), which smells like yummy berry smoothie! Neroli Age Corrective mist smells like honeyed citrus, with a hint of floral. If your a fan of Neroli scents things you with without a doubt love this. Again I'm not saying you should by skincare based on scent, but lovely scent products always make the experience that much more special.

In my humble opinion when it comes to skincare formula is everything, And the formula of the Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist is banging! If you looking for hydrating the addition of coconut milk has you covered. In addition this also has hydrating Neroli oil and coconut water too. Next this mist Swiss Green Apple Steam Cell's. This rejuvenating ingredient promotes on strengthening cells and delays signs of aging. However my favourite ingredient is the addition of a Eminence's unique natural retinol complex. Like a retinol this blend of natural ingredients helps increase cellular turnover but unlike a retinol it doesn't cause irritation. A large dose of hydration, increased cell strength and a natural retinol alternative Neroli Age Corrective Hydration Mist uses the trifecta approach to amazing looking skin.

Scent, formula, the only thing missing is texture. I will say in comparison to other facial mists this is quite thick. Which means I prefer to use this as a toner rather then a makeup setting spray. I mean in all reality you could use this to set your makeup, but to get the most of all the ingredients I highly recommend getting is as close to your skin as possible. In comparison MAC's very fine Fix + the Eminence applies just as evenly, but slightly more on the wet side of things.

The scent, the ingredients Eminence Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist is one heck of a mist. If you were looking in adding age fighting touch to your routine or an extra boost of hydration I can't recommend this product enough. Reigning number one in the anti-aging mist department I am obsessed with the Eminence Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation Review

I don't like to start a review with a negative remark, but damn Dior you have burned me yet once again! The first blow was the invention of the ever addictive Lip Glow lip balm, I swear I could easily go through a tube once a month. Besides burning a hole in my wallet, Dior has recently started to phase out there Diorskin Nude BB Cream. If you haven't read my review (here) this BB cream was by far the best base I've ever tried. So after leaving me high and dry and broke as a joke the first place I ventured to when I needed a new foundation was of course, Dior.
Dior's foundation/base range is prolific. They literally have a foundation texture, finish and colour for every skin tone and skin type. A quick online count shows Dior now offers over 10 different kinds of bases. I also really like that in comparison to other stuffy luxury brands Dior's product range is cutting edge and trendy all while remaining classy at the same time.
I can talk all day about my love for Dior all day, but we are hear to talk foundation to lets get the show on the road.

Diorskin Nude Air Serum foundation a sheer, natural finish foundation that has the texture of water. Despite its runny texture this foundation magically melts into the skin with minimal effort. You could blend this foundation in with a brush, but personally I love using my fingers. It's the kind of base that you can quickly slap on and not worry about it looking cake-y or streak-y. However my favourite thing about this foundation is that it blurs imperfections all while remaining undetectable to the naked eye.

The formula. With the name serum thrown in the name you bet that this foundation is the perfect blend of skincare and makeup. Now I'm not saying saying you should pass on your skincare. However, with the addition of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals it's nice knowing your foundation is giving your skin some extra love. In addition this I love that this foundation boasts a SPF 25 too. 

Cutting edge formula, high quality product, please Dior don't discontinue this one on me! Diorskin Nude Air Serum is the perfect lightweight, easy to apply, natural looking foundation. If your on the market for a new foundation, or just want to try something different can't recommend the Diorskin Nude Serum foundation enough. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September Favourites

The cooler weather, the hot cups of tea and warm cozy meals I have been loving this month, if it wasn't for my love of October I would be sad to see September go. Favourites wise I have been really getting into makeup as of late. Don't get me wrong my love for skincare hasn't subsided but this is definitely a makeup heavy favourites. So before I start rambling about my love for all things pumpkin spice lets get started.

Pat McGrath Lust 004 Lipstick
Could this be the same colour as pumpkin spice??? BAD JOKE
This full colour mat lipstick is creamy, super pigmented and long-lasting. I would even go as far as saying this is one of the best lipstick formulas I've ever tried. As for the colour Flesh 2 is a perfect neutral nude that I think would suit many skin tones. At $30.00 a pop and only around for a limited time I can't recommend these enough. You can see a detailed review and swatches here.

Too Faced Better Then Sex Mascara
It seems like the whole beauty community loves this mascara. However despite all the positive reviews I have never been tempted to try it. Maybe it was the silly name? Maybe it was my love for drugstore mascara? Who knows, the most important thing is I finally got my hands on a sample of this mascara and it is nothing short of amazing. If your into big fluttery lashes you need to try this!! As a new Better Then Sex super fan I am without doubt going to get my hands on a full size as soon as possible. 

Benefit Ready, Set, BROW!
My last run in with brow gel was not a pleasant one. I can't remember which brand it was, but it left me with hard, heavy eyebrows which I felt crunch every time I moved my face. This eye brow gel is the exact opposite, because while it tames your brows I don't find it heavy at all. To make matters better the fine brush does a great job at working product through your brows too. Another great sample this month that I will be adding to my stash soon. 

Avene Ystheal Cream 
Finally a retinol that doesn't cause irritation, redness or any of that nonsense. For those skincare obsessed like me, you have probably noticed these irritation free retinol's have been a skincare trend as of late. Nonetheless, unlike others Avene have cut out all the marketing gimmicks and delivered one of the best retinol's out there thats really affordable too.
Full review here!

Dior Skin Nude Air 
It didn't take me long to figure out the Guerlain foundation didn't work for me. Normally I would be hesitant to return makeup, but since the Guerlain cost an astonishing $90.00 I was looking for perfection. I am getting way off topic here, but what I'm getting to is I exchanged the Guerlain for the Dior.... and I am in love! The Dior Skin Nude Air leaves a sheer wash of pigment to the face, which prefects the skin, all whole feeling weightless. Like I said I am in love with this foundation so be on the lookout for a review soon! 

4 makeup to 1 skincare... that might be a new record for me! Anyways ladies like always thank you for reading. To my Canadian's I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving long weekend.