The Holy Grail – Eye Shadow Primer

Hello boys and gals! I have been out of the loop as school and work has been hectic! I am excited to tell you all (drum roll please!) that I have found some new employment which is back in the beauty industry! I am super excited as it is at a Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center which is going to be an amazing learning experience and more new things to blog about. I have been there about a week and it has been great so far, lots of learning!Thank_Me_Later_full_size_grande

I also wanted to do a little product review on my new fave make up product. I am excited to share what I think may be the most amazing eye shadow primer ever! I am not really big on primer more so because it never works, I have tried a MAC primer and one by Jane Iredale and they just didn’t do the trick. I was subscribed to IPSY for a while and hoarded a bunch of samples which I am still trying to work my way through and one of the products I started using a month ago turned into my absolute favourite, the Continue reading

Current Makeup Obsessions

A girl never quite feels her best until she has doused herself in pink powder, black liner and something glossy. During the week I seldom wear makeup as I go to the gym in the morning and head to work, my work environment involves trampolines so wearing a full face of makeup just doesn’t quite fit. I find I am lucky in that way as my skin gets a breather and I save a good 15 minutes getting ready. I am makeup obsessed so when I do get a chance to doll up I love to go out. February involved lots of outings, from V-day to some parties and get togethers, so I thought it would be a good excuse to head over to Sephora and pick up a few “necessities.” Continue reading

Facial Friday – Ipsy Glam Bag

Eep! I am so excited I finally got my first Ipsy Glam Bag. From the moment I saw that hot pink bubble mailer I knew something amazing was tucked inside and I could not contain myself. I know I am crazy but I have waited 6 weeks for this thing! So for Canadian Residents after our crappy exchange rate and well because we live in Canada it ends up costing us $19.85, this will fluctuate from month to month based on our current conversion rates.

Now for the November Glam Bag the value of the products was $48 so it was still a great deal! The products you get are customized to you, initially when you sign up for Ipsy you take a quiz about your fave brands, look, products etc. Then each month your bag will be customized to your likes.

Here is what was inside my glam bag!

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Fresh Face Friday – Perfecting the Cat Eye

I love a good crisp winged eye liner. It is always fashionable, looks great day or night and on everyone; it is one of my fave go to looks. I always get asked my secrets behind getting a smooth clean line and really there is no major secret, just a couple of good products and a steady hand.  If you are looking to perfect your look here are my tips to the perfect winged eye liner.

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  1. Kat Von D Eyeliner. I love this liner, it doesn’t smudge has an easy to use felt tip and goes on without any qualms.
  2. Angled Eyeliner Brush I like using the Mac Up Forever Angled liner brush as it is easy to use to create a clean line, and reasonably priced
  3. Black Eye Shadow You can really use whatever you have at home, I have been using an urban decay eye shadow but really use what you have kicking around.

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Foundation – Splurge or Save?

I love a good make-up kit, but using a $100 foundation everyday for work just doesn’t seem feasible or budget friendly to me. So I have opted to use a drugstore foundation for everyday wear and a Splurge for weekend date nights and events. It is so much lighter on your pocket and once you find an amazing drugstore brand you are all set.

Splurge or Save

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Kat Von D LinerSo this morning I was getting ready and thought it is totally an eyeliner kind of day! My go to product is usually the Youngblood Minerals Liquid Eyeliner in a pot, but I saw my Kat Von D Tattoo liner that I have totally forgotten about and decided to use that. Then I thought a rant and rave, a good one of course is due for this product. OMG guys! Its great. The main reason I love it Continue reading

Anastasia Dip Brow

dipbrowHas anyone else tried the beauty that is Dip Brow!? OMG I love it! I was fortunate to get a Sephora Gift Card for my birthday and treated myself to Dip Brow. I love Youtube Beauty Guru Jaclyn Hill, and she has raved about Anastasia products, so I thought I would finally try the brow products. Its a great product. Its a pomade so it sits well and doesn’t move through the day. It comes in quite a few colours, but I did struggle a little with colour matching, I am hoping, fingers crossed they release a few more shades. Currently Sephora carries the following colours:

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The price is $23 and it lasts forever, I have had mine for over a month now and it is Continue reading