6/30/13

Beauty Favourites

Hello lovelies,

It has been awhile since my last favourites, so I have a lot of new things to show you. Sone are new products and some are ols favourites you may have seen on my blig before.

I'm not going to give a full description on each product, if you want a full review on any of the products leave a comment below and I will get to it!

Without further a do here are my current favs...

Face:
- Elf mist and set spray with aloe, green tea and cucumber. This makes my makeup last so much longer through out the day without looking cakey.
- Garnier bb cream (original formula) in light/medium. It's light and just the right amount of coverage for everyday use.
- Laura Mercier foundation primer in radiance. Gives my skin a sunskissed glow and is so light on the skin.
-Covergirl and olay concealer stick in 725 illuminator. Perfect colour for under my eyes.

- Elf eyebrow kit in ash. I used to be all about the pencil until this kit. I love it!
-Essence blush in 20 babydoll. The perfect everyday colour. It's a gorgeous rosey pink.
- Benefit watts up cream highlighter. A beautiful champagne colour perfect for every skintone. I love this for above my cheekbones.

Brushes
- Sonia Kashuk no. 130 synthetic buffing brush. I love this for my every day foundation. Gives a smooth flawless finish.
- Elf flawless concealer brush. Perfect for blending concealer around my face. I still however prefer my fingers for under my eyes.

Lips
(I kind of have a lot, but I like to combine them for different looks)
-eos lip balm. They make my lips so soft and smooth. Fav lip balm!!!
- Sephora lip liner in 05 native nude
- NYX lip liner in 839 dolly pink
- Rimmel moisture renew in 700 nude delight
- NYX matte lipstick in simmer breeze
- Jelly pong pong lip blush stain
I love mixing nudes with pink for a gorgeous pinky nude. Some days I also love to wear each colour on their own.

Hair
- Macadamia healing oil hair treatment. I got this sample in a glossybox a couple of months ago and I love it. I use when my hair is wet and dry. Its not too heavy and it helps make my ends strong and smooth.
- Organix Vanilla silk conditioner. Omg this conditioner smells like the drink coco loco. I close my eyes and I imagine I'm in Dominican every time I use this. It makes my hair so shiny and smooth.

Body:
- Schick intuition razor. I love my schick razor. I don't need shave gel, so it saves me time and my legs are so smooth afterwards.

Scent:
- Victoria's Secret bombshell mody mist. This scent is one of all time favs. It has the slightest spice to it, but it's also sweet. A perfect night out scent.

What are some of your current favourites?

I hope you all have am awesome weekend and to all of my fellow Canadians Happy Canada Day!!!!

xoxo
annpaige

6/21/13

Happy Summer!!

Hello lovelies!!!

Today is officially summer yay!!

Although I haven't been able to post anything recently, I had to post some kind of summer outfit(s) today!

I also wanted to say thank you to those who commented on my two previous posts. Although my hand is still bandaged up, my wrist is getting better. I still have limited mobility and little strength, but I am really pleased thus far with the healing process. Next week I get my stitches out then I will either be in a splint or a cast for a few more weeks.

As of right now I still cannot post regularly, but I am going to try for once a week. Most posts will be quite pictorial, so I hope you will still enjoy them!!

I hope you all are doing amazing and that you have an awesome first day of summer!!!!

Blue dress from a shop in New York (old)
Floral print dress from Urban Planet 
Photos taken by Frank Arzaga (http://500px.com/frank_arzaga)

xoxo
annpaige

6/4/13

Another makeup haul

Hello lovelies,

My birthday was a few weeks ago and most people gave me money. Naturally being a blogger and just me, I bought makeup and clothes. I also want to try to work towards becoming a freelance makeup artist, so some of the things I bought are to help build a starter kit for makeup.

Being obsessed with youtube there are quite a few beauty gurus I really look up to and I value there opinions on products. With that said it is the only reason I bought most of the these products. Also anytime I buy anything online I research the items and company extensively, to ensure the products are worth my money and the waiting time.

All of that aside a couple of weeks ago I was on the elf website and went a little overboard. They were having their annual memorial day sale and all studio products were 33% off, so I didn't end up spending a lot at all. 

Here is everything that I got and I have tried most of these out so far and I am really, really impressed.







Like I mentioned earlier some of these products I got to put in my makeup kit for when I start to do makeup on others, so I did get a couple of shades and things I wouldn't normally use on myself.

I got three concealer palettes, one light, medium and one corrective, with pink, green and purple concealers. The consistency is light and creamy and I love them. I have dark circles under my eyes that all concealers will not suffice, so I thought if they can cover my eyes and last all day then they would work for anyone. I was so happy after I tested these, because they work amazingly and I know I will for sure be able to use them. The corrective concealers are quite sheer, but I personally prefer that, because they are easier to blend, as opposed to some that are really thick.

I also got two foundations one in porcelain and one in almond, so I can mix them depending on the client. I have not yet tested the foundations, however the reviews on them are really good. They do have a slight scent to them, but nothing too strong and it does go away through out the day. I also got two compact powders (sand and caramel) to go with them, for a matte finish, as the foundations do leave a dewy glow.

For myself I got an eyebrow kit in ash and I love it. I have always been a pencil girl when it comes to my brows, but I have now switched to gel and it's a lot easier then I thought. I also got one of their contouring blush & bronzer duo's in st.lucia which is supposed to be a dupe for nars laguna and orgasm. I was really surprised at how pigmented these colours are, its crazy!! Another dupe I picked up is there makeup mist and set spray that is compared to the urban decay setting spray. I have been using this everyday and it really works. My makeup does not budge when I use this spray and it also has a light refreshing cucumber smell, which is a great morning pick me up. I also picked up a clarifying pressed powder for everyday touch ups and some eyelash curler replacement pads.

I also got a bunch of brushes too. I got two eyeshadow brushes,  two blending brushes (one was missing in my package and I had to email them, to get another one), one crease brush, a mineral powder brush, a flawless concealer brush (which I have been using everyday on myself), and lastly their ever popular kabuki brush. All brushes are so soft and gentle on the skin. They are surprisigly dense and perfect to use on yourself or a client.

I also got a couple of things for myself from the drugstore by essence. I picked up two blushes one everyday pick colour in 20 babydoll and one coral colour in 30 secret it-girl. Both of these colours are amazingly pigmented, you only need the tiniest amount. I also picked up a yellow eye shadow for summer in 62 john lemon. For this I will for sure need a base to get the true colour in a photoshoot, but it's great alone for everyday wear. I also picked up a nail dotter, for making nail polish designs.




That is the end of my makeup haul, I hope you all enjoyed reading about my new additions, I am super excited and hope i can stary getting clients soon!! 

If you have tried any of these products, or if you would like a review on anything please comment below!!!

I'm not sure when my next post will be as I am going in for my surgery today. I will try my best to post over the next few days while I am off, but I'm still not sure if I will even be able to type :(.


I hope you all have awesome summer day!!!

xoxo
annpaige
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