Coming Out Strong | MOTD & Colourpop Eyeshadow First Impression

One of my favourite songs on Future’s HNDRXX is his song with The Weeknd, called Coming Out Strong. This MOTD was inspired by that song, in particular by my favourite line in the song that says “They said I couldn’t reach Mars, so I turned to a star”. When I think of turning into a literal star, I think of a lot of glow and brightness, and I thought it would be fun to translate that into a makeup look. I also got a bunch of new Colourpop shadows, so I really wanted to incorporate them into this look. I haven’t done a MOTD in a while, and it was fun to use new products, as well as products I already own, but don’t use on an everyday basis. Kind of challenging, but I am so pleased with how this look turned out. If you’re curious to see how the look turned out, hit that read more!

💖, B

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December Favorites

December flew by. Can’t believe it’s aready the end of the month! Just a couple more days until my birthday! But honestly. This month has been so crazy, as it usually is. Stress has been high because of shcool, but I’m pleased to say that I did extremely well in all of my classes, so the hard work paid off. Also, as I’m sure many of you can relate to, I’ve been caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (check out my Vlogmas vlogs if you haven’t already!). And as if life couldn’t get any more crazier, I picked up food poisoning for the first time in my life, and let me tell you, it was not a fun experience. I would not wish that on my worst enemy!

But you didn’t come here for a review of my month, you came here for my December favorites! So without further ado, here they are!

Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish – Bare Bones

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This colour has been on my nails this entire month, which never usually happens. I really like the way it looks against my skin and it’s neutral so it will definitely work with anything. Not the most festive colour, especially considering that it was December, but you all know I’m a simple gal. The only thing about myself that I like to be flashy is my highlight okuurrrrr.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

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Okay so I’ve been using this for a couple months but I think this has made such a difference in my skin and has made it’s way into my everyday skincare army. It really helps with hydration and smoothness of my skin and I think it has helped a bit in making my skin brighter. The orangey/citrus scent of this is a refreshing burst and (I think) adds to how good my skin feels. Then again I could just be coming up with ways to persuade you to try this out. Who knows.

Vaseline Rosy lips

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I use Vaseline Cocoa Radiant lotion and got this as a free sample with it. It’s pretty much just Vaseline for your lips, but with a very light tint of pink and is rose scented. I usually don’t like rose scents but the scent of this is very light so I don’t mind it.

Too Faced Natural Matte palette

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I’ve talked about this pretty much everywhere but here it is again. This is my first high end eyeshadow palette and I think this is perfect for me. Perfect selection of warm neutrals that are all matte and extremely buttery. And the packaging is perfect, I could stare at it all day!

And that’s it. I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2016. I hope you all have had a fulfilling year and that 2017 will be even better for you. Realistically though, you will put in the effort to make 2017 a better one. Don’t sit around wishing for a measure of time to make your life better, get up and do it yourself!! I’ll see you all in the new year, take care!

💖, B

What I Got For Christmas! 🎁

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays with the ones they love! To get me back into the swing of things here, I thought I would show you all the things I received this year! Also, I’ve been thinking a lot about how different Christmas is when you’re a kid vs. when you’re a bit older. I remember when I was younger, it seemed like it took forever for it to be christmas. My lists were very long and all I wanted to do was rip open presents. Now that I’m older, it seems like Christmas sneaks up on me every year. Instead of wanting to receive tons of gifts, I love giving meaningful things to others. Maybe it’s just because our concept of time changes as we get older. Idk. But anyways! Here’s what I got for Christmas!

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  • Too Faced Natural Matte Palette from my friend Mark
  • ELF Mad For Matte Palette from my sister
  • Kylie Cosmetics Matte liquid lipstick in Candy K from my godparents
  • Body Shop Pink Grapefruit hand lotion from my cousin

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  • “Best sister ever” mug from my sister – this mug is actually HUGE and I’m so excited to use it

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  • Magnetic bookmarks from my cousin

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  • Terry’s chocolate orange from my mom
  • Hickory Farms Mini Melt Away mints from my aunts
    • Both of these are “traditional” gifts haha I get them every year

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  • A bracelet from my godparents

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  • Fetty Wap vinyl from my sister

 

I also got a onesie from my aunt which I forgot to take a picture of. What were some of your favourite gifts this year? Let me know! And rest assured, you will be seeing more of me around in the new year.

💖, B

WalMart, Sephora and H&M Haul

Hey yall! I know I’ve been M.I.A for the past week but I have been busy shopping. Seriously. I’ve never done a haul post before so I figured I’d do one now of all the things I’ve bought over the past week or so. I’ve also tried most of the products out already so I’ll also include a mini review (and if you want to see a full review on any of the products then let me know, although I most likely will be writing some). Enjoy!

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – 675 Infatuation

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I believe this colour is part of their new shades for the collection, I could be wrong though. I picked this up because you all know I love a nice dramatic dark lip and I don’t have a deep berry shade yet so I figured why not. As far as the actual product itself… Meh.

CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipstick – 577 Spiced Latte

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I thought the idea of applying the colour, then applying a moisturizing and shiny top coat was a cool idea. Plus it claimed to last 24 hours which caught my attention. I obviously didnt wear it for 24 hours but I was pleasantly surprised at the fact that the colour really did last all day, only having to reapply the top coat. Only downside is that I personally don’t like the way the colour looks on it’s own, so if I ever lost the topcoat, I probably wouldn’t ever use the actual lipstick again.

Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow – 002 Hourglass Beige

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This caught my eye because I thought it would be a really pretty highlight shade. It’s very light (it is an iridescent finish) so I use it as a “base” for my actual highlight for an extra pop of glow. I haven’t used it as a shadow yet but I imagine it would also look amazing.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 25 Medium

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I wanted to try out a new concealer and I had only heard good things about this concealer, which is why I picked it up. Plus I love all the products I’ve tried from the Fit Me line and this was no exception. So creamy, really easy to blend and is really good for highlighting!

essence All About Matt! Compact Powder

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I have no idea why they spelled “matte” the way they did. I also don’t know why I bought this lol. I mean I really don’t need a mattifying powder right now. I also keep forgetting to use this and test it out so… But I really like the simplistic packaging and the design on the powder haha

Clarisonic head

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Pretty standard, I just really needed a new brush head for my Clarisonic. I got the sensitive skin one.

Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick – Drop Dead Red

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Yes. I did it. I bought it. I won’t lie though, I think the formula for this colour may be different than Cool Girl? I don’t know. I’ve only wore it once and I wore it with some lip chap underneath so maybe it altered the way it stayed on my lips, but I accidentally brushed my finger on my lip and it smeared the product (which is something that I’ve never experienced with Cool Girl) and at the end of the day it just looks like a mess. LOL maybe next time I try it, I’ll like it better (I mean I better if I paid $25 for it…)

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Sunlight

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YOU. GUYS. I saved the best product for last. JGJFGAJGULARY. I literally screamed when I swatched this on my hand. This seriously looks like liquid metal (but if you’ve watched videos on this, then you already knew that). If you loove love love strobing and having a glow that reaches to outer space GIRL YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. I plan on doing a full review on this later on in life but for now just know that I love this. I can’t stop looking at it!

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Unedited picture of Sunlight. Look at that!!! Are you looking?!

H&M Ribbed Body Suit

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I already have a black version of this same body suit and I wanted it in white. Honestly if you look at my closet, you will notice that I usually have a black and white version of the same shirt. I clearly love colour.

H&M Long Tank

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I’m sorry, I hate shopping for clothes and that reflects in how bad I am at describing what an article of clothing is. But yall get the idea. This looks like a long dress from the front, but there are very deep slits in the sides which can hide shorts. Or you can wear it with pants I guess. I don’t know what I’m saying.

And that concludes my haul! Hope you enjoyed looking at all my latest purchases, let me know if you’ve picked up something lately that you’ve been loving. As always, thanks for taking the time out to read this and see ya around.

💖, B

May Favourites!

WOW it’s been a minute! And I am wayyyy behind on this so I apologize haha. I’ve been stressing a lot over school and life and have been trying to fill my time by spending time with loved ones to get myself out of this funk, but I’m back! Let’s get started lol.

Beauty

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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick: I won’t go into detail abut this because I wrote a review on it right here. What I will say is that I love this lipstick and I have been wearing it pretty much every day this month. It’s the perfect nude for me and looks good with any look! (I’ve also been recommending this to everyone I come into contact with.)

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop:  The very first time I put this on my face, I became Lizzie Mcguire cause all I could say was “THIS IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!!!” (I literally said that. No one was around to prove that I did, but I promise I did.) There’s really not much to say about it just know that the hype is worth it.

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Ardell Baby wispies: These are exactly like the demi wispies, just shorter. A perfect everyday lash for me because they look pretty natural and the length isn’t super long to the point where it weighs down my eyes and I’m getting annoyed (does anyone else have that problem? I swear I’m the only person I know who prefers shorter, non dramatic falsies, which many would argue defeats the purpose of wearing fake eyelashes in the first place LOL) I love the thin, clear band and how easy it is to apply these babies (ps I’ve trimmed the band because I have small eyelids, if any of you are wondering why they look significantly shorter than normal

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Covergirl Trunaked Nudes Palette: I love this palette for creating a simple everyday look. I love all of the colors in the palette, none of them are intimidating LOL.This is also a dupe for the Naked2 palette yall! They also have palettes that mimic the original Naked palette and the Naked3, so if you aren’t ready to commit to the Urban Decay price tag, I recommend buying this first. Really good quality, pretty good pigmentation, fair price point and the I love how there’s an equal amount of matte and shimmer shades. I

Clothes

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Urban Outfitters bralette: I’ve had this for about two years, but this past month (and also in April) I have been gravitating towards wearing this bralette instead of a bra. It’s been abnormally hot and when it comes to shirts, I’ve been trying to wear ones that are loose and flowy and light to try and combat the heat. This is the perfect match for these types of tops (I think) because they’re so dainty and light, super comfortable and don’t add any extra bulk that may contribute to your body overheating. I wouldn’t say that this gives your boobs any support but I have tiny boobs so that doesn’t really apply to me haha. Also when it pokes out of the top of your shirt, the lace just looks so pretty! Find it here (you could also check ebay or amazon if you’re on a budget! I know they have ones that look very similar for a fraction of the UO price)

Music

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Coloring Book – I’m not musically inclined at all so I can’t get technical about this mixtape, but all I can say is that I love Chance the Rapper and I love his voice and I love this mixtape. I literally love every single song on here. (I was about to list my favourite songs but then I realized I was listing off half the mixtape. My number one favourite song is No Problem though). If you’re looking for something new to listen to or want to expand your music taste, I recommend giving this a listen. I haven’t heard any bad reviews on it.

Sorry again that this is so late. I’m almost done school so I will have more time to put content out. I have so many ideas! Hope you guys had an amazing May, and let’s all celebrate the fact that Mercury is out of retrograde and things are beginning to look a bit better. It’s so crazy that we’re halfway through the year, time is going by so fast!

💖, B

 

 

DUPE ALERT!

For all of you out there ballin on a budget, I found a dupe for one of my fave lipsticks that will save you some money!

As you all know, I’ve been raving about the Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick in the colour Cool Girl. I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day since I got it and I love it. However, it is a bit pricey. The colour Beeper from Colourpop is a really close dupe and is $20 cheaper! Plus Colourpop’s formula is also really good. It’s a win win really.

PS. for all my fellow Canadians, this may or may not save you money. Ordering on Coloupop means conversion from USD to CAD, then paying for shipping fees. My suggestion is that you do a Colourpop order with a few other friends or your sister or cousin or whoever so that you all can split the cost of shipping!

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Top: Cool Girl ($25) / Bottom: Beeper ($6)
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Cool Girl

💖, B

MOTD: The result of boredom

I am notorious for putting on makeup but never actually having plans to go out. Or I will have plans to go out, but it’ll be a small hangout with friends at someone’s house and my face will be beat to the heavens. Today is one of those days. The only thing I’ve done differently from my regular, everyday routine is eyeshadow! I honestly have no idea what I’m doing but I think the result came out pretty decent, and hopefully in the future I’ll feel more adventurous with colours. (PS the quality of these pictures kills me too, I couldn’t find my camera so I had to use my phone lol)

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