It seems I have been slacking on the blog lately, my excuse, the transition back to being on mat leave to work, I didn’t expect it to be this tired… early bedtimes and just all over tired / busy has taken over. But I miss you guys! So as a come back, here are my April – June Favs! Lots to chat about 🙂
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar
I think I have talking about this before but I still have been using it like crazy this month. I love the neutral looks that are quick and cute that I am able to get out of it. The formula is great, smooth, blends well, pigmented, just easy to work with. I also do not shy away from the blue! Lots of people say, oh it’s a great palette but ignore the blue, I say, embrace the blue! I use it to add a pop of blue in the outer corner with a nice navy liner, see below!
Phiew, long time no talk. The last weeks have been insane, from being sick to having my precious girl being admitted to the hospital and then more… So let’s just say that I haven’t had lots of time to blog or put on makeup. However, there are a couple things I wanted to talk about since I did have chance to use them and love them. So here we go, a short but good one this month!
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Black Honey
This eyeliner is life. I love it. It glides on soo smoothly for an easy, quick application. The colour is also exactly what I am looking for. I am not a fan of black eyeliner so I love dark colours that are still dark but not black. If you are aware of the Black Honey line, the liner keeps with the trend. It is like a mix of brown and burgundy that makes the green in my eyes pop. Loving it.
Happy New Year!!! December has been insane. The month flew by, Christmas has come and gone and wow… January.. I do not like January …
Let’s talk about things I do like!
La Châtelaine Hand Creams
They are back.. yes I am talking about these again.. I love them that much! I was looking for the Costco kit again this year, that has 12 of the hand creams, and I couldn’t find them. So, I contacted the company who sent me tons of information and the 2 kits in the pictures down below. The creams are very moisturizing, not greasy and smell amazing. I have one in my purse, at my computer desk, in my kitchen, at work and next to my sofa. The other item is the soap, I’ve only tried it once so I cannot say much about it but it smells amazing. The tins are super cute and reusable!
So yah.. I went shopping for Christmas while my parents watched the little one. Nice break for the parents… well, I spoiled myself too lol. If you want to snoop and see what I purchased, check it out below!
I got the Physicians Formula stuff at Shoppers Drug Mart and the rest at Jean Coutu.
(note: sorry about the bad pics, I didn’t have good lighting where I was)
And FINALLY, the last declutter for 2016! It was a long road, thank you for sticking with me 🙂 We finish with my high end lipsticks… yah, I have way more than I thought.. I am noticing that this is a recurring theme. It is true though, you only really notice all that you have when you take it all out! I’ll do one last post after this one to show you the before and after of my collection. Enjoy!
This is the 2nd last part of my decluttering.. my lipsticks! These will be the longuest 2 posts of the series by far… Hope you are still with me!
The sheer amount of lipsticks that I had surprised me.. I really thought I had about 50 or so total… yah no.. I have 52 drugstore ones and high end 102. Yikes! I will break this post into 2 since it will be way too long if I do both drugstore and high end together
I find that lots of colours are gorgeous, look amazing when swatched, but I just don’t reach for the them. Bright pinks, peaches and reds are not the colours that I like.
Here are some products that didn’t work for me, for my hair, skin tone, skin type and life style! No disrespect to any of these brands or if you love these, this is just what did not work for me!
(note that I have dry skin with oily eyelids, thin curly hair, fair/light skin tone with neutral undertone)
Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes – for normal to dry skin
These burned my eyes and under my eyes so much that I wouldn’t want to use it again. It removed makeup fine, but not enough for me to get over the burning.
Also, I hate the smell! You would think that it would be fresh with a tang… NOPE! it lingers – I wanted to keep them to remove swatches… nope nope nope. every time I did, I kept thinking “I don’t like you, why do I keep using you!” The smell would linger and later I would be “what is that smell?” and yup, these.
I know this won’t be super popular or you may not agree but I felt like I needed to talk about 3 makeup trends that I do not understand… Please remember that this is my opinion only, these trends are not for me and I mean absolutely no offense to anyone who do these trends on a regular basis and loves them. Who knows, maybe some day I will change my mind and do these myself.
1.Highlighting the tip of the nose
I love highlighting, I love highlighters! I am NOT against highlighting, let’s get that straight but.. I get it, we want to look like a beautiful glowing shiny ball of amazingness. I understand the cheekbones (makes them look amazing), the cupid’s bow (makes your lips so attractive and brings the eye to the lips), the bridge of the nose (so you can see the good part of the nose when you turn your head)..
But WHY oh WHY the tip of the nose? Look… just look at people that do it… it’s like a bulls-eye on the tip of the nose. I can’t help but look straight at it… instead of looking at your amazing blush, cheekbones, eyes, lipstick, I just see the blaring light in the middle of your face. Like it is blinking at me. Don’t most people with oily skin try to mask the shiny nose? And here we are putting it back on? I don’t get it.