Monday, 15 January 2018

Urban Decay Wishes


Hello loves!

A wish list post for you today as I've put myself on a spending ban. (we'll see how long it lasts)

Urban Decay, a brand we all know and love. I'll be honest, I've tried very little from them. I own the original Naked, Naked 3 and Naked Heat. That's as far as I've gone with Urban Decay so I created this little wish list of some other products I'd like to try out.

Naked Ultimate Basics - Sam Ravndahl loves this and I trust any product she raves about. I don't see this on Sephora anymore but it is on the UD website. I already know I like UD shadows so I couldn't imagine being disappointed in this.

Liquid Moondust Shadow - I only own one other liquid shadow and its from NYX. I feel like this would give any look the extra pop it needs. Vega is a stunning blue and the one I'd be most likely to pick up.

Vice Lip Toppers - These are gorgeous. Now, I'm not really a fan of glitter lips but these are giving me life. They may actually turn me into someone who doesn't wear mattes all day, everyday.

Heavy Metal Liners - I want to play with glitter more. Is that theme coming across yet?

Glide on Lip Pencil - Okay, I mean if you haven't noticed yet I\m a total lip junkie so all lip products are up my alley.

All Nighter Concealer - I've heard nothing but raving reviews on this. The only thing putting me off buying this is full coverage is usually not the best for dry skin but it's a worth a shot.

UD X Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope Dream Palette - When I first saw this I was underwhelmed but the swatches got me. Those colors are not like anything else I've seen in other palettes and I honestly have very little color in my shadow collection. It's mostly nudes.

What's your favorite UD product?


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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Top 5 - Nude Lips

 Hello loves!

As you all know I'm more of a dark lip fan but that doesn't mean I don't own some nudes. In fact I'll be the first to admit that the nude collection is constantly growing. Today I wanted to share with you my current top five, almost all of which are drug store.

Being fair skinned it's hard to find a nude that doesn't make me look like a washed out zombie but I've narrowed it down to my five favorites.

{left to right - Maybelline Peach Buff, Rimmel Kate Moss 40, Rimmel Nude Delight, Tarte Birthday Suit & Rimmel Kate Moss 42}

 Maybelline Peach Buff -  After looking at the swatch, I'm debating whether or not would this would be classified as a pink. Either way, it goes on smooth doesn't dry out the lips and works with a variety of looks.

Rimmel Kate Moss Nude 40 - I'm a huge fan of the Kate Moss range of lipsticks. Aside from the nude range I own almost all the colors. These are affordable, easy to wear and easy to apply. This i a tad too light but looks fantastic mixed with a darker nude. 

Rimmel Moisture Renew in Nude Delight - Usually brown toned nudes don't mesh well my skin tone but I have no issues with this one and again being on the darker side it looks better than lighter nudes which wash me out.

Tarte Birthday Suit - A recent addition to my collection. But fast becoming a firm favorite. It's the perfect combo of a dark lip and a nude at the same time. Not only that but it's matte and I love a matte lip!

Rimmel Kate Moss 42 - This one is the perfect nude color for me, not too pink nor brown. Strikes the perfect balance for my pale pale self.

What's your favorite nude?


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Sunday, 7 January 2018

elf contour brush

Hello loves!
Sunday, the last day of the weekend and the day before heading back to work. The most bittersweet day of the week. 

Christmas morning was full of glee as I unwrapped this little gem. The elf contour kit which not only included a nice size contour kit but a full size brush as well.
Almost all my brushes are elf so I was excited to see a new addition to my ever growing collection.

The elf contour brush is perfectly shaped for carving out those cheekbones with a sharp contour. The bristles are densely packed and extremely soft. A lot of people complained about shedding with this but I've had absolutely no issues.
This is more fit for a sharp contour, I find it quite difficult to blend out product with due to it's shape. I'll use this to apply the powder/cream and then I'll go in and blend with my elf angled blush brush to create a softer look.

What brand do you use for brushes?


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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Zoo Lights - Calgary | AB


Good morning loves.

Before Christmas a group of friends & I headed over to the big city to see the annual lights the Calgary Zoo hosts every year.

I used to go every year as a kid as I grew up in Calgary and was in girl scouts so every year we would do activities all over the city. I've been having a rough go lately so I wanted to look back on a night of happiness and laughter.
This year the lights were Alice in Wonderland themed. Spot the clock tree and the Cheshire Cat.

We even got a tea party and Santa picture!
Unfortunately the lighting was not in our favor so those will not be posted.
Another cool thing they had was a rink set up in the middle of the zoo offering free skating!

All the proceeds of Zoo Lights went towards helping animal conservation. So not only do you get a fun night out, you're helping the animals as well.

What activities have you done lately?


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