Rock Candy

I got the Kat Von D Rock Candy mini lipstick set! I was drooling over this for weeks when I heard of it, and so when it was released (early!!) I spent 2 days debating whether or not I should … Continue reading

Nov Favourites

So the last few months have flown by and I haven’t done anything to improve my blog or up my internet game. I said in October that I was going to be posting more, well.. School is kicking my ass.

Being a teacher is ROUGH. Like.. Grade 7-12. Holy shit balls.

Ok, I digress. I wanted to do a favourites post. Cuz it’s fun, and sort of easy to ease me back into blogging. I mean, I spend so much time on social media, I could at least put like an hour a day of that into my blog, right?!

Exactly.

so without further ado, here’s my favourites from November, and possible the other months because they all just sort of mush together now.

I’ve been obsessed with the Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum. It’s crazy expensive, and I only had a deluxe sample of it, but that sample lasted me at least a month of everyday use. And I freaking loved it. It made my skin beautiful. But I ran out, and I got the Ole Henriksen Invigorating night treatment as a replacement (like half the price) so we’ll see how that one works out.

Dry bar Pep Rally. Omg this was amazing. Until I cut off my hair. Pep rally got rid of my tangles, made my hair smoother to comb and manage and style. Then I cut my hair to my shoulders and I don’t need it anymore. So there’s that.

Another hair product I’ve been obsessed with is the Caviar Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist. I started using this without changing anything else in my routine and my boyfriend instantly commented on how nice my hair looked. Volumized hair, and my bf likes it? Yes please. It isn’t a miracle workers (honestly) and you have to use it on wet hair or it just gets sticky in dry hair, but I certainly notice a difference in the life of my hair when I don’t use it.

My Starbucks Stainless Steel travel mug is my favourite thing ever right now. I bring it to school with me everyday, and it usually doesn’t leak and it keeps my drink warm. It says it isn’t 100% leakproof, but it does a damn good job! Plus it’s cute.

In terms of makeup, I’ve been loving Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny. It’s a bit dark, but I can still wear it to school! It’s such a nice formula, I can wear it all day, even through lunch, unless I have something super greasy like an oil based salad dressing or… Spaghetti. Haha Otherwise I don’t have to touch it up all day! And it isn’t as drying as most of my other liquid lipsticks.

It’s a constant struggle to find the perfect highlight, but I think Becca Moonstone and Too Faced Candlelight glow (the pink one) are in a tie right now. I use them both everyday interchangably. Sometimes switching it up with the ABH Sun dipped glow-kit.

It’s hard to come up with things that I’ve been super into lately… OH.

I started selling this brand called Stella & Dot and one thing I’ve been wearing like everyday is my engraved neckalce. They have a bunch of different styles, but I just have a plain horizontal bar that’s rounded. It’s so pretty.

 

Besides those things.. It’s just my usual makeup routine. Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (like everyone right? Secret, I use creme brule under my eyes first to cover up the red, then I go in with vanilla over it, it’s like colour correcting cuz creme brule is a bit yellow on me!). And my eyeshadow is never the same.

Oh! I have been LOVING the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara lately. Holy balls it’s amazing. Like.. Dare I say… Better than Too Faced better than sex mascara?

Oh, and Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel in Brunette. Like everyday religiously.

I think I should stop there.

 

Skincare I like to put on my face.

Ok so maybe I have multiple skincare routines that I’m currently going through. I can never stick to the same product everyday, because lets face it, my skin is never the same from day to day.

The only serum I’m using is the Peter Thomas Roth Viz-1000 hydrating serum. I love this little guy. When I first got it (in the dead of winter) it reduced my redness, got rid of flaky patches, and just made my skin happy when used regularly. Not that I only use it now and then the results are less than fab. So that just shows me that it’s something I need to stick with.

I have so many moisturizers right now.

Ole Henriksen Nuture Me is my go-to (and it fucking smells like candy). But if I’m spending days out of my own house, or if my skin is looking flaky under my makeup I’ll throw on my Kiehl’s Creme de Corps. I know I know, “body cream” but it works amazing as a face cream. Bonus, you can use it everywhere.

Those two are my main ones that I’m totally in love with right now. I’ve been using the Origins Night-a-mins (only at night) which I love and makes my skin look sooo gooood.

I love Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I have the oil bottle and the eye cream and they are seriously god-sent. Regardless of what my skin is doing, the midnight recovery concentrate speeds up recovery and healing time while getting rid of dry patches. And the eye cream is the only cream that will get rid of my eyelid-allergy scales that I get in the fall, and the eczema in the same place in the winter. No joke.

And they last For-Ever!

Sometimes I’ll throw in a random one, like the Origins Ginzing moisturizer (usually not enough for my skin, think gel texture, good for oily skin).

Lush’s “gorgeous” which my sister recently gave me because it broke her out is also one I’m using right now. My skin loves it, and it smells nice too, so I use that pretty frequently.

And right before my makeup I’ve been applying my Tarteguarde 30 sunscreen. It’s the only face sunscreen I’ve been reaching for, and I’m so glad I bought it because it makes me feel good about protecting my skin on the regular.

Sometimes I’ll throw in an acne fighting product (Salicylic acid anything, and Benzagel 5), a Scrub (Lush’s Angels on bare skin, or Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion scrub), or an ultra healing product (Avene Cicalfate, La Roche-Posay Cicaplast, Blistex, or my Newfoundland Seaberrry soothe by Beautiful Rock)

I don’t use “lightening” products, or dark spot correctors, or Vit C, because I like my freckles and would love to keep them around. (Sure sure, sun damage etc)
I also don’t need anything mattifying or like.. oil controlling. I do have to worry about chemical burns (too high salicylic acid isn’t nice to my skin) and stress pimples. (Dry skin with pimples?! So confusing.)

I also have a Lancome moisturizer that I use (Absolue Premium bx) but it’s crazy expensive. I got it at shoppers (on a points event) after going through an ounce sample I was given and ADORED IT, I use it when my skin is really misbehaving and it fixes it overnight. (Warning, it might not work for you, my skin loves it, yours might not. And no ones wallet likes it, seriously.)

Since my products are literally all over the place and not really able to round them up, this will be a tragic, and picture-less post. Be skin smart!

Sephora VIB Sale Haul! (plus mini reviews)

It’s that time of year again! Thats right, the time when all makeup junkies blow hundreds on cold hard cash on even more beauty products. And it’s totally. Worth it. Since I’m only a VIB member with Sephora, the sale … Continue reading