Mar 22
2017

All of my single eyeshadow swatches from MAC, ColourPop, Makeup Geek and more!

This is a project I have been wanting to do for ages. I have pictured it and daydreamed about it and planned for it but never actually managed to get it done until now. I finally have put all of my single eyeshadows into a palette and am thrilled with the result. Today I have 20 single eyeshadow swatches to show you, and my beautiful custom palette with all my pretty singles in it!

All 20 of my single eyeshadows organized into a custom palette

All 20 of my single eyeshadows organized into a custom palette

These single shadows come from a variety of brands including ColourPop, Makeup Geek, Sephora brand, and MAC. I had a few in smaller palettes, such as MAC quads and a recent ColourPop quad, but I have always wanted them to be all together so I could use them more often. I finally bought a medium sized Make Up For Ever metal palette from Sephora and organized all of the single eyeshadows.

Keep reading to see more photos and swatches of all 20 of these shades!  [Read more…]

Mar 20
2017

My Travel Beauty Bag: What I took on my weekend getaway

Happy Monday! Instead of being at work today I am off on a mini getaway with my BF. We like to take small 2 or 3 day trips just to have an adventure and do something special, so we left yesterday for a let weekend getaway. Of course I had to bring a variety of outfits and makeup for all our activities, so I thought I would share what I like to pack in my travel beauty bag for a weekend getaway!

Since I knew there would be a mix of indoor and outdoor activities (including fancy dinners and mini golf!) I had to pack versatile items that could work for all occasions. I love my double-duty products that save space and work for multiple uses.

A look at what beauty products I take in my travel beauty bag!

A look at what beauty products I take in my travel beauty bag!

For my travel beauty bag this weekend I went with my most trusted items that I knew would work for everything I needed. Take a look at what I brought below!

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Feb 13
2017

Last Week in Lipstick: Volume 3

Wow, time is flying! I am already on my third week of this lipstick tracking plan and I have really been branching out with my choices. I have no repeats from last week and once again I have rediscovered some favourites that haven’t gotten any attention lately.

This was a fun week with some liquid lipsticks, hot pink, metallic lips, and everything in between. I wore a lot of older lipsticks and enjoyed remembering some of those shades I love. Check out all 7 of the lipsticks I wore last week!

All 7 of the lipstick shades I wore last week!

All 7 of the lipstick shades I wore last week!

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Feb 6
2017

My Last Week of Lipstick: Volume 2

Welcome to another installment of my week of lipstick picks! Last time (my very first one) I showed off the 7 lip products I wore over the week to encourage myself to keep wearing new shades and trying to branch out a bit. It worked so well and I loved seeing the different shades I ended up picking through the week. There were a few similar shades in the first week so I made extra sure to pick really different ones this time around.

The 7 lipsticks I wore this week vary a lot in shades and formulas. I ended up finding a few old favourites (hello MAC Rebel) and picking up some shades I hadn’t worn in a while. I only had one repeat product in this week of lipstick, but my goal for the coming week is to have none!

All 7 different lipsticks that I wore this week

All 7 different lipsticks that I wore last week

Keep reading to see all of the lipsticks I wore from Monday to Sunday and see swatches of each one!

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Dec 19
2016

Loving Lately: 16 Lipsticks In My Purse

A little while ago I cleaned out my current purses and emptied out all the lipsticks I had been carrying around lately. In two purses and my work bag I ended up finding 16 different lipsticks that I’ve been wearing a lot lately. I had quite a few in each bag and I have been rotating through these shades for the last few weeks. I thought it might be fun to swatch them all for a quick post, and I ended up doing mini reviews on a few of them too.

16 lipsticks I've been loving lately!

16 lipsticks I’ve been loving lately!

Out of the 16 lipsticks there are 8 different brands mixed in. I sorted them by brand in my swatch photo because that seemed easier than going by colour. Somehow I added the Maybelline Baby Lips tot he end of the row but everything else is sorted properly. If you see any that you want to see side-by-side feel free to ask and I can compare those!

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Apr 29
2016

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just My Type

Matte lips have been going strong for a while now and it doesn’t look like they are going out of style anytime soon. With summer right around the corner I have a bold hot pink matte lip pencil that is perfect for a bright look. I got the MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in the hot pink hue called Just My Type a few weeks ago and have been really enjoying it.

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just My Type

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just My Type

The MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just My Type is a bright pink matte lip colour. It applies super smoothly onto the lips and has a long-lasting formula. I got quite a few hours of wear with this and didn’t have any feathering or fading. Just My Type applies as bright on the lip as it looks in the pencil, but it did need more than one swipe. I built it up with a few swipes on my lips to get a super bold look.

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