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CHRISTMAS GIFTS | For him

Hi lovelies,

To follow up from my Christmas Gifts For Her post last week, I wanted to make a list of gifts to buy the men in your life.

Thanks for reading,

What did you buy the men in your life this year?

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Sephora VIB Must-Haves

Hi lovely ladies,

It is FINALLY that time of year again, where I can rack up my Sephora shopping cart and spoil myself with all of the purchases that I refused to buy over the past six months. I thought I would share what I have ready to go so far:

What is in your shopping cart for this VIB Sale? I’m always looking to add more.

Happy Humpday,

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All photos from Sephora.com
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END OF SUMMER | FAVOURITES

Hi sweets!

Summer in Canada is coming to an end. Our hot, sunny days have been replaced with reddened leaves and rain. It’s been a nice change of pace, and I’m excited to get my scarves out for the season change.

Along with that, I have a few favourites to wrap up the summer:


Fragrance Favourite

Dior Blooming Bouquet – Unfortunately, with summer coming to an end, this scent will likely be locked away until Spring. It is so light, and airy – such an easy, beautiful, girly scent. In the words of Charles Gross, it smells a lot like “raspberries that have been left out in the heat”.


Beauty Favourites

It Cosmetics CC+ Illumination – When I first received this, I was on the fence about it. Usually I will mix it with a matte foundation to tone down the dewey-ness in it, but it leaves a lovely finish to my skin.

Too Faced Sweet Tea Bronzer – Another product best suited for summer, it gives such a beautiful, sunbeam glow.

MAC Melba – I’ve mentioned this in a favourites before. I just keep going back to it. It’s a perfect blush for any makeup look.

Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops in Morning Light – These are gold. They create such a natural glow at the high points of my face.


Random Favourites

Bath and Body Works Leaves Candle – I treated myself with my annual fall candle shop at Bath and Body Works. In previous years, I have never picked Leaves up. However, after hearing Zoella rave about it, I did. I have loved the scent!

Hunter Rain Boots – The mass amounts of rain we have gotten lately, has given me the excuse to pull my Hunters out again.


Music Favourites

Way Down We Go – Kaleo

Rise Up – Andra Day

Carry Me – Kygo ft. Julia Michaels

Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

Corner Booth – Luke Bryan


 

Alright, I hope you all had a lovely month. What are your recent favourites? What are you doing to prep for the changing seasons?

Thanks for reading, xx

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RIDE OR DIE | TAG (Jaclyn Hill)

Hi babes!

The lovely Jaclyn Hill has created another Youtube trend, called the Ride or Die tag. Below are my #1 products for every make up product category.

Primer

  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter – for illuminosity and glow
  • Benefit Porefessional – to smooth and blur

Foundation

  • Maybelline Matte and Poreless

Concealer

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Face Powder

  • Maybelline Better Skin Face Powder

Under Eye Setting Power

  • Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder

Blush

  • Mac Melba

Bronzer

  • Benefit Hoola

Highlight

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in That Glow

Mascara

  • Benefit They’re Real

Lipstick

  • Rimmel London Airy Fairy

Liquid Lip

  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita

Eyeshadow Palette

  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Setting Spray

  • MAC Fix Plus

Perfume

  • Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black – such a sexy scent
  • Dior Hypnotic Poison – always my go-to on a date night, a little romantic mixed with a little sexy

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Honestly, if anything, this tag really showed me what I needed to purchase during the Sephora VIB Sale!

What are your Ride or Die products?

Thanks for reading xx,

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(Disclaimer: featured image of Jaclyn Hill taken from Jaclyn Hill’s Instagram page)
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SEPHORA | HAUL

Hi everyone! I’ve missed you all. I hope your week is filled with so much love and light.

As I’m sure majority of you know, the Sephora VIB Sale just passed. I did a little damage there, and wanted to share my purchases with you guys. After that, I purchased a few drugstore makeup items, so I thought I would add that as a little bonus.

 

  • Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop ($28.o0 CAN)
  • Beauty blender Nude ($28.00 CAN)
  • Smash box Photo Finish Primer Water ($15.00 CAN for travel size)
  • Too Faced Sweetheart Bronzer in Sweet Tea ($38.00 CAN)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in That Glow ($52.00 CAN)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush #12 ($23.00 CAN)
  • Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops in Morning Glow ($19.00 CAN)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Melon ($23.00 CAN)

 

  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi Light Infusing Foundation 
  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

 

Did you shop at the Sephora VIB Sale? Let me know if there are any products you would like a review on!

Have a beautiful week,

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P.S. let’s take our friendship to the next level on Instagram! (For an embarrassing amount of dog pictures)

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DISAPPOINTING | PRODUCTS

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?!

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