Happy Friday everyone! So I decided it was about time that I updated my skin care routine, it’s been several months since I have tried any new products or techniques. I do experiment a lot with new makeup, but there are few of my everyday skin care items (like my Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser and Sheer Transformation Moisturizer) that are just so hard to replace. This month I started experimenting with a lot of new products and can’t wait to share my latest favorite with you in this new post. I hope you enjoy my review and find some inspiration to try new products too!
“Invest in you skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time.”
– Linden Tyler
The Nurture Me Moisturizing Crème from Ole Henriksen is my latest beauty find. …
Each day I strive to live a longer healthier life. I am always trying to improve what I put into my body, so why not be more aware of what I put on my body too. The products we use can affect our health as much as what we eat.
My current skin care routine is made up of a combination of store-bought and D.I.Y products I made at home with natural ingredients from my kitchen. Ole Henriksen is one of the first skin care brands I discovered when I was searching for products that were better for both my skin and health. I have tried multiple other brands over the past couple of years, but Ole Henriksen is by far my favourite. …
If you are looking to achieve that flawless, professional looking makeup application it is essential to use the right tools. The types of brushes you use, will have a big impact on the type of look you will create. The brushes you choose should be good quality. Ensure the handles are sturdy and the bristles are securely fastened. No this doesn’t mean you have to spend a pretty penny and purchase high-end brands. There are many affordable options available for purchase. You can find a wide selection brushes at your local drugstore or for purchase online.
There are two types of brushes on the market:
Synthetic – these bristles are suitable for cream products such as foundations, concealers and lip color
Natural – commonly made from different animal hair, these brushes are best used with powder products such as shadow, blush, and setting powders
With so many options available – how do you choose? …
I am very excited and happy to introduce Tahra as my guest writer for this post. Tahra is a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast, who like many of us began her journey not so long ago, as the girl who would apply Guerlain’s terracotta bronzer all over her face thinking it would act as foundation. Now confident with her own makeup skills she has become the best version of herself and is ready to share! I first connected with Tahra on Instagram when I came across a very stunning image she had posted. It was a simple image of makeup, but it was showcased so beautifully. It was this one image that drew me to her profile @bytahra seeking more! Upon checking out Tahra’s Insta profile I discovered not only was she sharing what she loves with others, but she was very talented and passionate! …
If you are among the few who have been blessed with extremely thin, barely there brows, don’t fret! Embrace what you have been given and work with it. We are talking eyebrows here, not rocket science. I have learned to work with the my natural shape to create perfectly curated eyebrows with just a few simple tools!
In just a few easy steps you too can have beautiful natural looking brows. One of the most important steps in keeping your brows looking great all day is to set them with a good eyebrow gel. I have tried multiple brands over the years, but by far my latest favorite is the NYX control freak eyebrow gel. Not only does this product support my love for cruelty free beauty, but it won’t break the bank. …
Whether you are a busy mom, business woman or student starting back at school, things can start to get a little hectic come September. We all endure crazy schedules and early mornings, all of wich can leave you short on time. I have put together a list of items I keep in my beauty bag that help me look and feel my best no matter how busy my day.
1. A GOOD BB CREAM – With so many options available on the market today, there is a BB cream out there for everyone. These multi purpose beauty balms can save you time and money. With a busy day ahead and limited time in the morning a good BB cream can replace your regular foundation, primer, and moisturizer with one easy step. …
I love discovering great new products, and this one definitely makes my top 10 favourite skin care finds! I recently received this amazing antioxidant face mask from Palmetto Derma in my July Ipsy glam bag and I love, love, love the product and everything the brand stands for.
A few of my favorite things about the Palmetto Derma skin care brand
– All products are paraben and sulfate-free
– Palmetto Derma is cruelty free
– Many of the ingredients they use are natural and or certified organic
– They offer a selection of fully vegan products
REJUVENATING ANTIOXIDANT MASK
This face mask is truly a wonder! Free of parabens and phthalates and cruelty free, this vegan super mask helps to purify and brighten your skin. …
We all want to look good, right? Don’t we all want great skin, great hair, great nails and great teeth! But do we ever think about where our beauty products have come from? Too many of us don’t really think about how the products came about, how they were made, how they were tested and what cruelty-free really stands for.
Cosmetics and Skin Care companies unfortunately have a long history of cruel testing practices on animals. Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric actions made by humans towards other living species.
Now, you might be wondering what you can do to help. Be a conscientious shopper and know what you are buying. Take the time to look at labels before making a purchase.…
Don’t we all love getting new makeup? I know I do! I love discovering new products and trying new trends. This week I found a new favourite lipgloss.
I tend to do all my shopping on-line not only because of convenience, but I always find great deals, extra bonuses and free shipping! Although I did my most recent purchase in store, as a good friend recommended checking out the Anastasia lip gloss and lipsticks. She said they smell great and with so many colours ( 34 shades avail.) to choose from it is great being able to swatch the colours in store before making a purchase.
I found so many colours I liked, I didn’t know where to start. My go to colour is always something more natural in a nude tone for everyday wear, so I picked the Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss in Butterscotch – a neutral peachy beige. …
I picked up this treasure last week at my local drug store. This NYX palette is the ultimate concealer product. You can customize your shade with one of six color concealers, to cover any and all imperfections. I found each of the concealers to be silky, lightweight and easily blended with a finger tip or beauty blender. Try using a concealer brush to apply just a small amount of the product.
How to apply
Grab a concealer brush and apply a small amount of product to your skin to cover imperfections. Try using the green concealer to camouflage any redness, you can use yellow but I find the green works better. Are you lacking sleep but don’t want it to show, try the salmon color under your eyes to cover up those dark under eye circle, this color counter acts blue tones. …