MOTD – Stila Magnificent Metals

My husband and I drove down to Regina this weekend for a wedding so I was excited to have an excuse to dress up and wear glitter!! I highly recommend Stila’s magnificent metals, they have a ton of glitter and are long lasting. You do need to let them dry though or they get all over!

Foundation: Maybelline Superstay 24 hour foundation in 220 natural beige

Concealer: tarte Shape Tape in light medium

Powder: Coty Airspun Translucent Powder

Eyeshadow: Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions palette

Glitter: Stila Magnificent Metals in Smouldering Satin

Eyeliner: NYX matte black eyeliner

Brows: (they need some love!) NYX precision brow pencil in ash brown

Lashes: Ardell single lashes

Mascara: Essence Volume Stylist Lash Extension mascara

Bronzer: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Blush: NYX blush in Bitten

Highlighter: Maybelline Master Chrome in Molten Gold

Lipstick: NYX Butter Lipstick in shade Little Suzie

 

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Family Christmas MOTD

 

This is the look I wore to our family Christmas celebration this past weekend!

Primer: Benefit the Porefessional

Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear in shade 3C2 Pebble

Powder: Marcelle face powder in Translucent Medium

Bronzer: No 7 Bronzer in Maple and Tarte in Park Ave Princess

Blush: Tarte Blush in the shade Exhilarating

Highlight: Maybelline Master Chrome in Molten Gold

Eyeshadow: Naked 2 shades Tease and Bootycall & Stila Shimmer and Glow in Grace

Eyeliner: NYX Matte Eyeliner in black

Brows: NYX Brow Pencil and Benefit High Brow

Mascara: Stila Huge Extreme Lash

Lips: NYX Liquid Suede in Vintage & Lorac Alter Ego Lipgloss in Minimalist

Setting Spray: Catrice Prime and Fine

 

 

Christmas Inspired MOTD

 

Today I decided to try a Christmas inspired makeup look. I have been loving red plaid lately, mostly due to this festive blanket scarf! My sister recently bought the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette when we were in Arizona so we used that to create the eye look. Everything I used was from the drugstore except the blush!

Todays Makeup:

Foundation: Fit Me Matte and Poreless in shade 310

Bronzer: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Blush: Tarte Blush Palette in Fortunate

Eyes: Jaclyn Hill Palette in Hunts and Little Lady

Eyelashes: Single Ardell Lashes

Mascara: Essence Volume Stylist Lash Extension mascara

Eyeliner: NYX Matte Liquid Liner

Brows: NYX Precision Brow Pencil in Ash Brown

Powder: Marcelle Face Powder

Lips: NYX Matte Lipstick in Eden

 

 

Friday MOTD

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Today I decided to try out a few new products and so far my first impressions of them are great! I will keep trying them out a bit more to let you what I think soon.

My makeup today:

Primer: NYX Pore Filler

Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Shade 310

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind in Neutralizer

Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Light/Medium

Brows: Essence Make Me Brow

Contour: Subconscious from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette

Bronzer: tarte Park Ave Princess

Blush: Makeup Revolution Gradient Highlighter Rose Quartz Light

Highlight: Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate

Eyes: Naked 2 Palette and High Strung single from ColourPop

Eyeliner: Physicians Formula Eye Booster in Black

Mascara: Almay One Coat Mega Volume Mascara

Lips: L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick in 360 Angora

 

 

 

 

 

MOTD – Family Photo Shoot

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Today I got family pictures taken with my husband and son. My son is 7 months now so we wanted to try to snap a few pictures because he is growing up so fast!

I went with makeup that I knew was full coverage but looked good in pictures. I rarely wear false lashes but I like wearing them in pictures because I feel they really help open up the eyes.

My makeup of the day:

Primer: ELF Poreless Primer

Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation 3C2 Pebble

Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape in Light Medium

Powder: Makeup Revolution Banana Powder

Eyeshadow: Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette

Eyeliner: Tarte Amazonian clay silk eyeliner in black brown

Eyelashes: Eyelure Whispy No 117

Blush: Milani baked blush in Luminoso

Bronzer: Tarte Park Ave Princess

Lipstick: Essence 07 Sparkling Miracle

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Hope you enjoyed today’s makeup look!

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MOTD Friday – New Ulta Goodies

I have been on vacation the last three weeks and have definitely missed blogging! My makeup routine while away was quite simple and often non existent because we were camping and hiking and I didn’t feel makeup was necessary.

I was excited to get back to playing with makeup today! I had an Ulta haul arrive while I was away (stay tuned for that post) so I played with a few of my new goodies.

MOTD

Foundation- No 7 Stay Perfect in Warm Sand

Bronzer- Physicans Formula Butter Bronzer

Blush- Makeup Revolution Ombre blush

Eyeliner- Physicans Formula Eye Booster

Mascara- L’Oreal Lash Paradise

Lipstick- Marcelle Rouge Expression in Enchantment

Brows- Makeup Revolution brow palmade

MOTD and Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette Review

20170628_161123Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette Review:

I got the Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette for my Birthday last year because my friend couldn’t get any of the palettes on my list and thought this one was similar. On first glance I really liked it but the more I use it the more I really dislike it. The color range is great and I like the large highlight and lid shades but they are VERY powdery and have a ton of fall out. If I tap my brush a lot of product comes off. I also find they don’t blend well and without an eye primer they won’t last more than a few hours. I have heard great things about the newer Shade and Light eye palette but unless they drastically changed their formula I don’t think I will be trying it anytime soon. I find the Too Faced Chocolate Bar or Urban Decay Naked palettes a better value for your money.

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Makeup of the Day

Foundation – Milani Conceal and Perfect

Powder – Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent

Bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Blush – Essence Satin Touch Blush

Highlight– Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter in Opal

Eyeshadow – Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner – Tarte Top of the Line Eyeliner in Plumb

Lipstick – Marcelle Rouge Xpression lipstick in Enchantment

Lip gloss – Essence XXX shine lip gloss in Nude Kiss

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MOTD Friday – essence lips

I recently did an order on essencemakeup.ca because I wanted to try a few new products that weren’t carried at my local Shoppers Drug Mart. I received a few broken items but when I emailed customer service they immediately agreed to ship me replacements which I thought was great! So I will do a full essence makeup review in the near future!

My makeup today was really simple. I used BB cream and a bit of bronzer and blush on my face, and then a pencil shimmer on my eyes. Then I went for a mauve nude lip which I have been loving lately!

Face: Rimmel matte BB cream shade medium

Bronzer: essence matte bronzing powder in light

Blush: essence satin touch blush in shade 10 coral

Eyes: essence 2 in 1 eye shadow and liner in shade 02 Peach Perfect & NYX jumbo eye pencil in shade 630 Cashmere

Mascara: benefit Roller Lash

Lip liner: essence shade 08 girl next door

Lipstick: essence shade 26 all time favorite

Lip gloss: essence XXXL shine in 07 big night out

Weekend Vibes – OOTD and MOTD

This weekend I wanted to go for a look that was light and colorful but still warm enough for a windy day. The oversized sweater is flattering on my post-pregnancy body when paired with a fitted skinny pant.

Outfit of the Day

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Shirt: Zara PLUSH ASYMMETRIC SWEATSHIRT 35.90 CAD

Pants: Zara SKINNY MID-RISE TROUSERS 39.90 CAD

Sandals: Sears ALIA Sandals – Not available online

Earings: Tocara Linda Earing

Makeup of the Day

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Foundation: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Powder: Marcelle Face Powder

Eye Shadow and Blush Palette: BH Cosmetics Blushed Neutrals Palette

Bronzer: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Contour: Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

Eyebrows: Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara

Mascara: L’Oreal Telescopic

Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick in the shade Menace

Setting Spray: NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Spray