Fall Favourites

Hey everyone! Since the last time I did a favourites post was in August, I decided to do a Fall Favourites, and highlight everything I’ve been loving lately! I feel like this season has flown by, and we are already heading into December. I hope everyone has been well and that life has been treating you good. For me, I feel like I’ve been riding a roller coaster of emotions, and it’s just starting to slow down now. But here’s to hoping that this year finishes strong, and that it’s nothing but blessings on blessings in 2019 🙂 (Also, I’m going to try and keep this post short and sweet because I actually have quite a few things I want to mention, and y’all know I love going in depth)


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Hepburn glasses from EyeBuyDirect

I feel like I’m obliged to say this since I work at an optometrist’s office, but you should avoid buying glasses online (if you can) because measurements could be off and it can ruin your vision! BUT. I did it anyways, because my vision is so bad, and if I wanted to buy a pair of glasses at an optical place, my lenses alone would be like $300+ dollars. Hennyways, I’m loving these glasses because they’re clear and I think the frame is super flattering on my face. I feel as if the clear is both neutral enough to wear with anything, but also makes a statement on my face. The best of both worlds. I love anything multifunctional!

You Are A Badass at Making Money – Jen Sincero

I really loved Jen’s first book, You Are A Badass, so I was really excited to get my hands on this. I love her books in general because they are all about how your mindset can really change your life and affect it in more ways than you may be aware of. Basically, if you want to be rich (and don’t lie – we ALL do) this book is really helpful in creating the mindset you need to be rich, and to be in the right mindset to receive money (it will make more sense if you actually read the book.)

BDG Girlfriend High Rise Cropped Jeans

If there’s one thing you should know about me fashion-wise, it’s that I hate wearing jeans. These jeans have really changed the game for me. They are high rise, which I really love because they look really flattering on me, and they are a girlfriend fit. Which means they aren’t super tight like skinny jeans, but not super baggy like most boyfriend jeans. They are the perfect balance of flattering and comfortable!! And they are quite soft for a pair of jeans (although I’m not sure if it’s because these were hand-me-downs from my cousin and had been lived in before I owned them, or if it’s because they actually came like this).

Fenty Beauty Matchstix Trio – Medium

This was truly a spur of the moment purchase during the VIB sale, but I have no regrets whatsoever. It’s super travel friendly, because the sticks are magnetic, and if you’re pretty lowkey with your makeup, this is all you would need because it comes with a concealer stick, contour stick, and highlighter stick. Ya girl is all about convenience. These are my favourite because you can’t go wrong – easy application, good blendability and color pay off and (like I said), convenient!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – Cashew

Once again, another spur of the moment purchase (Sephora is the place where my self-control goes to die), but no regrets as well. I understand the hype about this foundation you guys!!! It’s medium coverage, but definitely still super buildable. It lasts all day, and doesn’t look like shit at the end of it. I always get compliments when I wear this because it makes my skin look abnormally natural and dewy. I don’t find it to make me greasy whatsoever. I’m even able to get away with only using setting spray to set this for the entire day. This is exactly what I look for in a foundation, and I’m not even hesitant to say that within the past couple of weeks, ELDW has reached holy grail status in my books.

Rupaul’s Drag Race

This is all I’ve been watching the past couple of weeks. I remember watching the first season in junior high, so I was hyped when Netflix started adding seasons! It’s an entertaining (or should I say, entertainting) show and I have so much respect for drag queens. They are some of the most creative, talented, brave and fierce people to walk this earth!!


And that’s it for my favourites! I’m hyped because tomorrow is December 1. Not only is it the first day of the month, it’s also the first day of Vlogmas!!!! And I’m definitely going to be doing it this year!!! Woo!!!! If you have any favourites that you would like to share with me, you can always let me know in the comments below! Also follow me on Instagram and tell me if you like the theme I have going on 😉 

See you guys soon!

💖, B

Fenty Beauty Unveil Stunna Lip Paint | Review

Since Fall is officially here (even though it’s been snowing here in Calgary), it’s the perfect time to transition your makeup to more warm tones. Warm tones and nudes are my true calling in life, so you know I come fully alive at this time *drools*. It’s been a loooong time since I posted a review, but I’m super excited for this one. If you’re following Sephora or Fenty Beauty on Instagram, then you saw that Rihanna launched three more shades in the Stunna Lip Paint collection. The first colour she announced was the one that I’m reviewing for y’all today – Unveil. As soon as I saw it on IG, I went right to the Sephora website and purchased it immediately (although I kinda wish I waited because the second colour, Uncuffed, is soooo pretty too and I need it in my life). Anyways, this is the longest intro ever, keep reading if you want to know my thoughts on this product!


BASICS

  • $31.50 CAD
  • Universal chocolate brown shade

CLAIMS

  • One-stroke intensity
  • Weightless, 12 hour, soft matte wear
  • Won’t feather or transfer

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Unveil is such a beautiful chocolate brown colour. I don’t have anything like it in my lip collection, and it came at the perfect time, because I think this is the perfect fall shade. If you’re feeling bold enough, you could definitely wear this as an everyday shade. Personally, this is the kind of shade I would wear for parties or special occasions!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

First of all… the packaging… WOW. I love anything geometric looking and clean lines, and the packaging is all of that. It feels like it’s made from high quality materials, and honestly looks like art. The doe foot applicator (if you can even call it that) is definitely interesting. It kind of looks like a small boot. If this review was solely based on packaging, then the Stunna Lip Paint would get an easy 10/10 from me.

APPLICATION

I found that when I went to apply, there was actually a lot of product on the applicator. It was almost too much product for me and I felt like it was overflowing on my lips. The formula is kind of watery/lighter than I’m used to. If you have full, plump lips, this probably won’t be a problem for you, but it’s something to watch out for if you have super thin lips.  I really liked the smaller applicator because I found that it made application more precise and I felt like I had more control over the product.

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WEAR

The pigmentation of this is crazy. It’s so deep and rich like actual chocolate. On your lips, it dries down a bit darker than what it looks like in the packaging, so it’s not a colour for the faint of heart. This is pretty comfortable on the lips once it dried down. It felt light, and I couldn’t tell there was product on my lips. It’s definitely more comfortable than some Colourpop matte liquid lipsticks that I’ve tried (still love u tho @colourpop). The Stunna Lip Paint didn’t make my lips look like a butt hole (you know what I’m talking about, right?!) and didn’t dry super chalky or flaky.

I did the kiss test, and this isn’t completely transfer proof but I will say that the amount of transfer is super minimal. Now, I didn’t use a lip liner and I put Vaseline on my lips before applying, so maybe that’s why I experienced a bit of transfer? Either way, it’s not a huge deal to me.

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So I didn’t wear this for 12 hours, but I did wear it for the majority of the day (about 8 hours?). It faded pretty drastically, but some things to take into consideration were that 1) I didn’t line my lips and 2) I ate with it on. I would say that’s pretty standard though, at least with most of the liquid lipsticks I’ve tried. I re-applied over the parts that faded, and I didn’t experience any discomfort or balling up of product (again, like many other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried). It lived up to the “no feathering” claim, which is pretty impressive, considering I didn’t use a liner with this. 

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After a day of wear

FINAL THOUGHTS

First of all, I love the colour and the packaging. It was super comfortable and enhances the look of my lips, rather than making them look deprived of hydration. I love the precision wand and found that it definitely made a difference in application because I had so much more control. With that being said, I think the applicator picks up too much product and if you aren’t aware of it, application could get messy real fast. I read over some of the one-star reviews on the Sephora website, and this was the number one complaint. It’s definitely not transfer proof, but that doesn’t bother me much because I expect that of every lip product.

Overall, I wanted to fall in love with Stunna Lip Paint, but it wasn’t revolutionary in the world of liquid lipsticks. It lived up to most of it’s claims and the colour looks great on my lips which is all I really need in a lipstick, but it didn’t blow me away. (I want to try it with a lipliner and see if I get different results. I was pretty bummed that it faded as much as it did). There isn’t a lot of colours in the collection, but since all four shades are supposed to be universally flattering, I don’t think that will be too much of a problem for anyone.

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If you’ve tried out the Stunna Lip Paint, let me know your thoughts in the comments! Did you have the same experience as me, or did you find it to be less than satisfactory? I need to know!

💖, B

Sephora VIB Sale Haul!

First of all, let’s ignore the fact that I’ve been missing for three months. That’s a story for another post. I wanted to show you guys the things I got from the Sephora VIB sale! I’m actually super pleased with everything I managed to grab, despite some of the things I had my eye on selling out (ie: the four pack of Clarisonic brush heads for $80… til next time I guess 😢). We all know that ya girl LOVES a good deal, and I can confidently say that I got my money’s worth this time around! I saved $45 on everything, which is pretty good considering I got a lot of things.

Also, something that I learned this time around is that the Sephora app and website are not that accurate when it comes to stock in store.

  1. Some things I wanted on the app said that no store in my area had the item in stock. Which was a lie because I went to two different stores on two different occasions, and they still had the items.
  2. Also, I found an item in store that had the “online only” label on it on the app/website

Trust no one!!! Jokes. Don’t go to those extremes. But from my experience, I’m probably just going to do my VIB sale shopping in store from now on.

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