Currently Loving

 

With all the rain we have been getting its hard to believe we are in July, I feel like this summer especially is flying by!!

These products I have been trying and loving lately!

 

Mac Custom Palette 9x

Recently I have been very picky and choosy with my eyeshadows, sometimes you buy a palette and you may only use a couple shades in the palette while the rest go to waste. This custom palette alleviates that problem. You can try all the colours in a Mac store and create your own, ensuring no shadows goes to waste!

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Psycho Candy

Sabrina of Miss Boss got me on this nail polish and its fabulous!! First of this colour is to die for, the perfect coral!! It is on the expensive side at $26 however one swipe of the dark pigment is all you need, one coat and done! I love the range of colours they have as well as they are formulated without Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. Yay for less chemicals!!

Essie Nail Polish in Topless & Barefoot

As an opposing colour to the Smith & Cult Psycho Candy I am loving this Essie neutral, nude with just a hint of pink!!

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Because I am such a fan of the clinique skin care line this foundation was very intriguing to me! A foundation + concealer.. yes please!! This has a beautiful natural finish, covers any redness or unevenness in the skin and builds beautifully on the skin for more coverage.  I also love the small applicator brush, it makes it very easy to apply and then blot with a beauty blender! If you are looking for an all in one foundation + concealer I would definitely give this a whirl!

Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Global Glow

Still on the highlighter train I have literally had this forever, I may have even stole it form my mom!! I found it in a drawer and have been using it ever since! My favourite combination is this highlighter and the Amaretto blush from the Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Palette!

Mac Black Eyelash Curler

This eyelash curler is life. After Rakhee of Blushed Beaute used this on me I was sold! It curl your lashes perfectly and the hold is amazing, worth the money for sure and something I use everyday religiously!

 

 

 

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Basic Summer Makeup

I love summer! Heat, sun, short shorts, loose tanks, fruity cocktails and that gorgeous summer glow! I try really hard not to bathe in the sun to avoid the not so pleasant sunburn so Ive learned a couple tricks to cheat the dewy glow!

A basic go to summer makeup look is a must for the days you are running arraigns, going to the pool or lounging in the sun and these products below are mine in the order that I use them!

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base > This is my go to base before I put any makeup on, ever, summer or winter! It smells amazing, like a fresh grapefruit, is super hydrating, contains Vitamin A, C & E and leaves my skin so soft but not oily which is a problem I usually struggle with! ($66 here)

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer > Every girl needs a great tinted moisturizer! I have tried my fair share and I always end up coming back to this baby! It comes in 13 different shades depending on your skin tone and the tint you are looking for. It has a great texture and beautiful finish for a natural glow. Most weekends and office days this is all I wear on my skin. ($56 here)

Rimmel Maxi Bronzer & 3 in 1 Shimmering Bronzer > Some days I will put on my tinted moisturizer and go but other days when I want a bit more colour or shimmer I use these two bronzers. I grabbed these awhile ago on sale for $8 each at Shoppers and they are currently on sale now! The 3 in 1 shimmer is my go to as you can customize the look you want depending on how dark or light you want the finish and it has a beautiful shimmer. The Maxi Bronzer is a great matte finish bronzer for a quick application or additional colour for the 3 in 1 shimmer. If you are looking for a great drug store bronzer I highly recommend these!

DiorShow Waterproof Mascara > I only use waterproof mascara as I find it lasts much longer and better than regular mascara. This diorshow mascara I have used for the last several years and it is my go to mascara for a easy summer look or dressed up night out. It has a larger bristled end which gives sky high length and great volume. ($31 here)

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss > Lastly a girl need a shiny lip! I love lipgloss. Even when I wear lipstick I always put gloss on top! For an easy look I love this neutral dusty pink Smashbox gloss! It gives a very soft neutral lip that goes with anything! ($23 here)

I hope you enjoyed my basic summer makeup go to’s! xo

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