Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MAC GIVEAWAY - WIN 30 MAC EYE SHADOWS!


Ever wonder what happens when 30 beauty/fashion bloggers and vloggers get together? They host an EPIC giveaway! We are teaming up to bring you an amazing 30-pan MAC Eye Shadow Palette filled with our favourite shades!! Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!
Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.


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Click above link to enter!
I handpicked MAC Nylon Eyeshadow!

TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages over the age of 18 and ends at 11:59pm EST on August 6th, 2014. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Only one winner will be selected. This giveaway is a group buy, which means the bloggers/vloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. Winner will be chosen at random from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. No prize substitutions allowed. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary.

Monday, May 5, 2014

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé in Lychee/Opal and Fig/Opal | Review, Photos, and Swatches!

Right to Left: Lychee/Opal and Fig/Opal 
Hey Guys!
I decided to blog today because I just received a Sephora.com order in the mail and I couldn't wait to share this product with you guys! The new BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés have me REALLY excited. I'm a highlighter junky, so I feel in love quick with BECCA's Shimmering Skin Perfecters and these blushes are a combination of those infamous highlighters as well as their Beach Tints! As a normal to dry skin girl, and one who likes a dewy finish, you better believe I was going to jump all over these beauties. A couple of the shades are currently sold out on Sephora.com and these JUST launched 1-2 weeks ago. I'm glad I was able to pick up Lychee because that is one of the shades that is currently sold out, along with Papaya.

"A four-in-one air-whipped soufflé formula that adds a flush of colour to cheeks. 
The soufflé is made by pulverizing Beach Tint and Shimmering Skin Perfector pigments and pearls into an ultrafine powder, which is then combined with a proprietary blend of liquids, and whipped into a delicate soufflé. 
This lightweight formula packs four must-have qualities into one formula: a powder to add a pop of colour, a stain to give staying powder, an illuminating highlight, and a cream to deliver a flawless finish. Water-resistant and oil-free, each pot combines Becca's bestselling Beach Tint with a Shimmering Skin Perfector for effortlessly buildable, complexion-enhancing colour, soothing hydration, and a youthful glow." - Sephora.com
There are six (6) shades to choose from: 
Fig/Opal - nude infused with golden opal
Lychee/Opal - bubblegum pink infused with golden opal
Guava/Moonstone - coral infused with pale gold
Watermelon/Moonstone - coral red infused with pale gold
Papaya/Topez - bright tangerine red infused with golden bronze
Raspberry/Opal - Raspberry infused with golden opal




The texture is beautiful. You can use a little to get a light wash of colour or a lot for a more vibrant glow. I love that these have the staying power of a stain incorporated in a buttery smooth formula which is extremely blendable and easy to work with. The swatches speak for themselves to how STUNNING they are once applied on the skin. I can't wait to get some colour this summer because I think these will look amazing on a tan in addition to my fair skin. I'm curious as to how the other shades swatch as I was not able to find swatches online before I purchased mine. I'll have to play around with these in stores because I love Lychee and Fig so much that I would love to pick up some more if the colours are just as beautiful. You can use a brush to apply these, but I love using my fingers. You can really build up the colour and blend the product out quite nicely with just your fingers.




The packaging is equally as stunning. A simple silver screw top which reads "BECCA" encloses the whipped soufflé blush. The size is just a little bit more than a MAC Paint Pot. There is 0.20 oz of product and the retail for $33 CAD each. They are quite pricey for the size and I can see myself using these up pretty quickly, which is the only downside that I see thus far.

NO PARABENS
NO SULFATES


Are you planning on purchasing any of these shades?


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Dollhaus Couture Review and Outfit of the Day


Hey Guys!

Hope you are all doing well! I've been busy working on my YouTube channel, as you know, and being a new mom! Life has been really busy, but I really want to get back into blogging more regularly. I miss it! Blogging is so much easier than making a video and as my son gets older, I feel as though I have less and less time. Hopefully I can get back to updating this blog weekly.

I just wanted to make a brief post in regards to an online Canadian Boutique called Dollhaus Couture. They specialize in celebrity inspired bandage wear, dresses and bathing suits. This boutique is different than other online boutique because you shop THROUGH their Facebook page! I have a full-on review of the company on my latest video if you want more information. It is also a tutorial for my blue eyed viewers out there! YES, I am wearing blue eye contacts. The video to the tutorial and outfit of the day will be linked below.

Here is a picture of me in the "Elana" dress taken at 4 months postpartum! I still have a little ways to go to get back to my pre-baby body, but I'm just happy it is coming off, even though it has been a slow process.


DRESS | Dollhaus Couture "Elana" Dress
Instagram: @dollhaus_couture
Twitter: @dolls_haus
HEELS: Nude Heels from Forever 21








Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kourtney Kardashian Oscars 2014 Inspired Makeup Tutorial


Hey Guys!

I just filmed a tutorial inspired by the makeup Kourtney Kardashian wore to the 2014 Oscars. Her makeup artist Rob Scheppy created a dramatic cat eye on Kourtney, utilizing Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury and Kardashian Beauty Cosmetics. I shopped my makeup collection to use products I thought would best recreate this look as I don't own any of those brands. 



Products Used:
(in order)

MAC Prep + Prime Face Primer Natural Radiance
EOS Lip Balm
NARS Sheer Glow in Stromboli
MAC Spiked Brow Pencil
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20
MAC Emphasize Shaping Powder
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Kat Von D Trooper
YSL Waterproof Black Eye Pencil
Makeup Geek Corrupt
Dior Show Lash Maximizer
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
MAC GigaBlack Extended Play Lash Mascara
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Betty Lou Manizer
MAC Prep + Prime Highlighting Pen in Light Boost
Jordana Easy Liner Lip Pencil in Latte
MAC Nude Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick
Dose of Colors Lipgloss in Undressed
Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Setting Spray

Click the photo caption below to be redirected to the makeup tutorial.

Kourtney Kardashian Makeup Tutorial

This video was in collaboration with two extremely gorgeous and talented ladies on YouTube: Jah & Gio. Jah recreated Khloe's makeup and Gio recreated Kim's. If you are interested in seeing their recreations, click the photo links below to be redirected to their channels. 

Makeup with Jah Khloe Kardashian Inspired Makeup

MakeUpByGio Kim Kardashian Inspired Makeup



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial | 2014


Hey Guys!
Here is my 2014 Valentine's Day Makeup look! I hope you enjoy! The video tutorial for this look will be directly linked once YouTube has processed it in bloggers search database (usually takes 24 hours). In the meantime, I have a direct link to my channel at the bottom of the page.

PRODUCTS USED:

MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Foundation Primer 
NARS Sheer Glow in Stromboli 
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown 
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel 
Lush Lip Scrub in Bubble Gum 
Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla Macadamia 
 NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base 
MAC Holiday Pigment Set 
- Kitchmas 
- Pink Glitter 
MAC Malt e/s 
MAC Brun e/s 
MAC Phloof e/s 
MAC Fix+ 
The Balm Schwing Eye Liner 
Dior Show Lash Maximizer 
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara 
House of Lashes Tigress Lashes 
Duo Lash Adhesive Dark Tone
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW25 
Ben Nye Banana Powder 
Anastasia Matte Highlighter in Camille 
MAC Mixing Medium 
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara 
NARS Light Reflecting Crystal Translucent Pressed Powder 
MAC Lady Blush Cream Blush 
MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush 
Revlon Balm Stain in Honey 
Dior Lip Maximizer #001 
Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"Naturally" Flawless Makeup Tutorial | Mommy Friendly!


Hey Guys!
I just posted a new YouTube video on my channel. This has been a HIGHLY requested tutorial. This is my go-to "natural" makeup look when I want something quick, but to look well put together and naturally flawless. I hope you enjoy this makeup look! It's one of my personal faves!

| Products Used |

Dior Diorskin Airflash Foundation #300 
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW25 
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC30 
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW35 
Benefit Gimme Brow 
MAC Naked Pigment 
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Lilac Rose 
Bare Minerals Well Rested 
Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in Just Peachy and Pink Me Up 
Ardell Demi Wispie Lashes 
Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray 
NARS Larger Than Life Pencil in Rue Bonaparte 
MAC Vanilla Pigment 
Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascara in Brown


Friday, January 3, 2014

Best of Beauty 2013!



Hey Guys!
Here is a list of products that stood out to me this past year!

Primer | Laura Mercier Radiance Primer
Foundation | Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation in Medium Ivory, NARS Sheer Glow, Revlon Colorstay Whipped
Concealer | MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Bare Minerals Well Rested
Powder | NARS Pressed Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Setting Powder
Bronzer | NARS Laguna
Blush | Benefit Rockateur
Highlighter | TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer
Brow | Benefit Gimme Brow
Eye Primer | MAC Paint Pots - Soft Ochre, Painterly
Eye Shadow Palette | LORAC Pro
Eye Liner | TheBalm Schwing, NARS Larger Than Life
Mascara | Cover Girl Lash Perfection, YSL Babydoll
Lip Pencil | MAC Subculture
Lipstick | MAC Creme D'Nude, Lime Crime Velvetines, YSL Rouge Volupte
Lip Gloss | NARS Super Orgasm, MAC Nymphette, Guerlain KissKiss Gloss
Beauty Subscription | Topbox



Let me know what your favourite products were in the comment section below!