I love focusing my energy on the greats and the positives, but sometimes, you just have to admit “wow this was a total fail!”
Ideally, we would love all of our products (all of the time). However, it doesn’t work out like that. So here are a few disappointing products that I’ve recently purchased.
Tarte Parkave Princess Contour Kit: honestly, I’m not even sure why I bought this. For starters, the bronzer is much too warm to be a contour. Luckily, with a light hand, I can make it work without looking orange. However, the highlighter doesn’t show up on my skin and the blush isn’t my ideal shade. Tarte came out with a Parkave Princess 2 and it looks much more fitting.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte: Okay, so I know a few of you will be like “how didn’t she like this?!” I know it’s a lot of people’s holy grail foundations – but it transfers SO MUCH on me. Even when set with a powder, it’ll transfer all day, on everything.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect: this also transfers a lot on me! The first edition (in the pink bottle) was perfect! I love the formula on that one. However, this addition just didn’t do it for me. I have raccoon eyes within an hour. It’s unfortunate, because I love the brush and the way it makes my lashes look.
NYX HD Concealer: this product is bizarre for me! It leaves me looking dry and cakey and immediately settles into fine lines, and just gets worse throughout the day.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain (10): This colour is gorgeous and I anticipated it’s arrival in the mail. A lot of beauty bloggers loved this product so I thought it would be a hit. However, it bunches up on me and smears onto my teeth.
Pixi Petra Bronzer (summertime): I thought this wasn’t bad for a little fake-summertime glow, however, everytime I wear it, my boyfriend points out that it looks cakey and grabby and uneven. A little reminder to not always let the mirror fool you.
What are some of your beauty fails – or favourites?!
Hi everyone! I’m a little late on the bandwagon, but I wanted to share my first impression of the Too Faced Born This Way foundation.
I purchased this at Sephora for $48CAN in the shade Ivory.
I started with the Becca Backlight Filter Primer as my base. I’ve heard this foundation is a natural finish (confirmed: it is), and I like a little glow. I only set the areas of my face that I applied concealer.
Looks natural (not cakey at all)
Is not oily or drying
Long wearing (six hours and still going strong!
Bronzer and blush applied well on top of it
Didn’t cling to dry patches
Majority of the shades are very yellow-based, which may leave out some of our cooler-toned girls! I’m neutral and made the colour selection work
Rubbed off around my nose
All around, I was happy with this foundation and will continue to use it. However, it’s certainly not my holy grail due to the lack of glow!
What are your favourite foundations? I’m always on the look for a new one.
Recently, Marissa Lace made a video (here) about toxic relationships. While I completely agree with everything she said, there is something I want to add.
Recently, I let go of an eleven year friendship with somebody I thought was going to eventually be my bridesmaid. We both held onto the relationship for a lot longer than was right for either of us.
My relationship with my long time friend wasn’t just toxic because she didn’t have my best interest at heart, but because I didn’t have her best interest at heart either. I held a lot of resentment toward her but never took the time to voice what had hurt me. The relationship was toxic for both of us, so I don’t fault her for it. Our chemistry just simply wasn’t there anymore, and we brought out the worst in each other. I was a negative version of myself while I had her in my life.
My point is, don’t leave your relationships or friendships bitter. The anger will only hold you back for finding the perfect relationship for you. Let go of the toxicity, mourn the loss, and be fluid in finding better relationships.
“…If you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face, and forgive, some very difficult realities about yourself…then truth will not be withheld from you.”
Thanks for reading, and find Marissa’s YouTube here.
If you’ve ever had a toxic relationship (friendship, etc), feel free to share,
Underarmour runners: I wouldn’t suggest them for running, but they are awesome for weight lifting (find UA here)
Jaybird earphones: they connect through Bluetooth, so you can enjoy your entire workout with your phone away from your body (Find Jaybird here)
ReGen BCAA: BCAA’s help with endurance and muscle recovery. Majority of trainers will suggest adding these into your routine. They taste great too! I also highly recommend the brand MANN – I just don’t have them on hand! (Find ReGen here)
As I’m sure majority of you know, Shonda Rhime’s TV shows start back up again. I honestly don’t even feel that guilty for binge watching her shows. She always incorporates a strong, independent female lead and I love that about her. I love watching shows that remind me how much power we have as women. Shonda makes me cry often though, I’ll warn you of that.
How To Get Away With Murder
Scandal is great too, but a little repetitive.
In celebration of my binge watching, I’d like to mention a few other television shows that have been on repeat for me lately (these ones are a little more mindless).
I feel like I’ve hit a minor milestone in my blog, and I am quite excited about it. Blogging has already given me a sense of unity. I have met some of you who share similar interests or stories, which makes me feel a little less alone.
I love sharing my makeup reviews and my music preferences with you all, however, there is more to me than just that. I do want us all to get to know each other on a deeper level as well.
If you have a moment, I would love it if you would check out my Tribute page. It’ll help you get to know me a little better.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts and to comment. You have already enriched my life. If you’re interested, feel free to add me on Instagram. I would love to share my life in photos with you, and see your beautiful faces!
I have a few must-haves on my skincare list. In Autumn and Winter, I’m all about the slaying eye makeup and vampy lipstick. However, come Spring and Summer (Spring is quickly approaching here in Alberta), I focus a lot more on a glowy base and healthy skin. I want to look luminous on days where I just put a tad bit of mascara on.