Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Everyday Makeup: Spring 2013

Hey loves, I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I'm finally done for the week as it's now officially the Easter long weekend. Super excited about that, and since I have time today I thought it's about time I make a blog post. Today I will be going through the products I have been using on a daily basis in terms of makeup. Some of these products I've been using since I was really young and still am using them, whereas some products like my foundation is relatively new and I haven't started using that until late winter. These products range from both high end to drugstore products and before I ramble on let's just get started.

1 PRIME: After moisturizing and applying my acne medication I start off by using Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer. The one I have now is a little travel size and I've gone through one of these already after one year and now that I'm on the second one that I have, once I finish it, I definitely plan on getting a full size one. What I love about this product is that it's sort of a gel consistency and it definitely creates a smooth base for your foundation.

2 CONCEAL: Next I like to apply my concealer. The one I've been using for a year now is the Makeup Forever 5 Camouflage Palette in N 1. I absolutely love it. I use it under the eyes and on any blemishes I have as well. I use my concealer before foundation, but if I have a really big spot that day, I like to reapply concealer again after my foundation if that's necessary.

3 FOUNDATION: Afterwards, I apply my foundation. The one I've recently purchased near the end of winter and have been using ever since is the Dior Skin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup. It's a little bit darker than my natural skin colour because the foundation does oxidize  Which I wish it didn't, but it's okay just because I'm fine with my skin looking a tad bit darker as it's starting to get warmer outside, plus it's not that much of a difference and the problem is easily solved once I blend it down onto my neck.

4 EYEBROWS: Then I like to fill in my eyebrows. I've been using the Revlon matte eyeshadow in Rich Sable (009) to fill them in since almost 4 years ago when I first started playing with makeup. It's the perfect shade as it's not a complete black but it's also not too light. I've never really got along with eyebrow pencils, so I like to just stick with the shadows.

5 POWDER: After that I like to set everything in and soften my eyebrows by using my Korres Wild Rose Compact Powder. This powder isn't extremely amazing, but it does the job. However, I do plan on switching powders once I finish this so definitely leave any recommendations for good powder down in the comments below.

6 BRONZER: Next is bronzer. Like I mentioned early my foundation is a tad darker than my normal skin tone so as for bronzer I don't like to apply it all over my face. I just use the Nars Laguna Bronzer to contour my cheekbones and my nose.

7 HIGHLIGHT: The last face product is my highlighter, which is Benefit's What's Up I think this is a must for spring as it will give you that glowly, live skin. I got this from Sephora as a birthday gift hence the reason why it's a travel size. I absolutely love it and I use this on the bridge of my nose, cupid's bow, under my brows, and on my cheekbones.

8 MASCARA: Finally, last but not least, I curl my lashes using an eyelash curler from Revlon and apply my favourite mascara at the moment which is the L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes. It makes my lashes incredibly long and I find that it does not clump as long as you don't apply too much which goes for any mascara really.

So that is the end of this post. I hope you guys enjoyed it. This is basically what I've been using on my face lately, and I think I will definitely be using all of these products up until summer where it starts to get really hot and I prefer not to wear a foundation. Anyways, be sure to tell me what kind of post you would like to see next and I hope you all have a lovely Easter!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Collective Haul-Urban Outfitters, Topshop, and more!

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Today I have a haul for all of you. I did a little bit of shopping this week and I didn't get too much but I did pick up some pretty good pieces so I thought I would show you.

The first store I hit up was Urban Outfitters. I got a really good deal on a denim studded jacket from their 'Urban Renewal' line. I absolutely love it and I definitely will be wearing this almost everyday in Spring.

Urban Outfitters-Originally $154.00 CAD on sale for $59.99 CAD

The next store is Zara. They were having a really amazing sale like they always do and I picked up this glittery sweater which looks amazing with a pair of light washed jeans.

 Zara- Originally $54.90 CAD on sale for $9.99 CAD 

I also went to Winners this week and I have to admit I love going to Winners. They have the best clothes for such an affordable price. I got this denim vest which I think will look great over a long sleeve plaid button up. It's such a great layer piece for Spring here in Canada where it can still be quite chilly in the mornings.

 Winners-$16.99 CAD

Next we have Topshop. I've heard a lot about Topshop's Joni Jeans recently. And i've heard both bad and good reviews so I thought I would just see for myself. I got mine in black and for references I bought mine in size 25 and when I tried them on they felt very tight, however they did feel really stretchy so I have a feeling they will be stretching quite a bit after I few wears. That's just my guess though.

 Topshop-$66.00 CAD

As for jewelry, I got a few from Forever 21, which I am very happy about. I got a set of earrings which will be very useful for everyday wear as they are simple and are studs. And then I also got a ring which is silver with a turquoise stone on it, which I think is just a very simple ring to wear daily as well.

Forever 21-Ring $5.80 CAD Earrings $6.80 CAD

And last but not least, I picked this cute thing up today. It's a cat phone case from H&M. I am absolutely in love with it, it's just so cute. H&M definitely has a few of the most stylish iPhone cases out there I recommend you go check it out! 

H&M-$6.95 CAD

So that's the end of the haul. Some of these pieces are still in store as I bought all of this just this week, so if you have time definitely go check it out. I hope you all have a lovely week!

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