#MOTD: Millions of Peaches

I’m here this week with a peachy look for Spring. This has to be one of my favourite make up trends so far. These peachy eye looks, palettes, lippies and blushes are gorgeous! They are light but have that pop of colour that I love. 

This was one of the first times I have actually used my Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. I am a little disappointed by my lack of inspiration when I look at the shades. Otherwise, the pigmentation is lovely and they blend together like magic. I will need to play around with these shades a little more! Would you be interested in another peachy look? Let me know.

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Bare Minerals Prime Time

NYX Matte Finishing Spray

Lise Watier Portfolio Professional Correctors in Green, Lilac and Ivory

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla

GOSH X-Ceptional Wear Foundation in 11 PORCELAIN

elf Tone Correcting Powder in Cool

Physicians Formula InstaReady BB Bronzer

Wet n Wild Color Icon blush in Pearlescent Pink

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Skin Twinkle palette in the shade Sunlight

Urban Decay Primer Potion Original

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

  • White Peach all over the lid
  • Charmed I’m Sure in the outter corner and crease
  • Cobbler in the crease
  • Just Peachy on the lid and inner corner
  • Cobbler under the eye (to set the Annabelle Bronze liner)
  • Luscious on the inner corner
  • Tempting to link the eye (over Annabelle Go Black liner)

Annabelle Stay Sharp waterproof eye liner in Bronze and Go Black

Buxom Lash Mascara

Marcelle Nano Eyebrow Liner in Medium Brown

Quo Brow Focus in Brunette

Essence Liquid Lipstick in Peach Party

Til next time, ttfn x

#MOTD: Monochrome First Impressions

I decided to go grey with this look but the real purpose of this whole thing was to try out a new foundation product: the LA Girl Pro Coverage HD long wear Illuminating foundation in White. First of all, that name is ridiculous. Already, this foundation is trying to be way more than I need and/or want. All I really need in a white foundation is for it to mesh well with whatever foundation I am going to mix it with, and that it sits well on my skin.

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I mixed this foundation with the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour Skin Perfecting full coverage foundation in Light Porcelain (the lightest shade Rimmel offers) which is also a tad too pink for me but I thought I would try it anyway. The two foundations did mix well and ultimately, the foundation did lighten up. The undertone didn’t completely change, but I do think it neutralized it a little bit and the foundation didn’t oxidize as much.

The one thing I didn’t love about this foundation (though it could be the mixture) was how thick it ended up looking on my face. You can absolutely see that I am wearing foundation and how textured my skin is. It is easy to wear too much foundation when lightening a product too because you’re typically using double what you would usually use since you’re using two shades. On it’s own, it does blend well and can be used for so many things: Halloween, an eyeshadow primer, lighten a foundation or concealer, etc.

A few other things to mention about the product itself is the price, smell and the pump. I love the pump, as most people do, but the packaging is on the cheaper side so it isn’t always the easiest pump to use and control. The foundation is also thin and the combination of those two means a potential mess if you’re in a rush. As for the scent, it is similar to the Essence Pure Nude foundation. It is not exactly a bad smell, but it is pretty chemically and it lingers a little bit. It honestly reminds me of some kind of food that I can’t put my finger on (maybe pancake batter). It isn’t the cheapest foundation I have purchased at around the $10 mark, but it is going to last quite a while since I will mostly be using it to mix with other foundations.

Overall, I am happy I picked it up. I am excited to try it out with some of my darker foundations and concealers. I now have a way to use my foundations all year round if I choose and I can try foundations that don’t have a shade light enough for me typically. I recommend picking this up if you find it hard to find a foundation match or if you are simply curious like I was.

Becca Ever-matte Poreless Priming Perfector

Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer

Lise Watier Portfolio Correctors in Lilac and Ivory

LA Girl Pro Coverage HD long wear Illuminating foundation in White

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour Skin Perfecting full coverage foundation in Light Porcelain

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla

Essence All About Matte fixing compact powder

LA Girl Strobe Lite

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Benefit Dandelion Blush

Allabelle Smokey Nudes palette

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Silver Sky

(Pixi nude all over my eye, Annabelle in Taupe in the crease, Annabelle Grey in the crease, Pixi taupe on the lid, Pixi navy in the crease, Pixi nude to blend out the crease, Pixi white as a browbone highlight)

Annabelle Smudge Liner eyeliner in Armour

Marcelle Double Precision liquid Liner in Black

Buxom Lash Mascara

NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in Stone Fox

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Perversion

Til next time, ttfn x

My Current Brow Routine

Once upon a time, I really disliked my brows. They are now and have always been bushy and uneven, patchy and hard to shape. When big, bold and heavily made-up brows became trendy however, I figured out a way to make them work pretty well for me. Take a look at my current routine.

My brow maintenance mainly consists of plucking and a little bit of shaving once a week. Since my hair grows in fast, I also have to trim them up and brush them out a few times a week or they are a tad out of control. I will trim them first brushing the inner part of my brow up towards my forehead and the tail down towards my ear just to show me which hair needs to be trimmed up. Once my hair is tidy, I will pluck away the strays with my favourite tweezers from Revlon. Finally, to finish off any maintenance, I will use a face razor (found at Walmart) and shave above my brow until I am happy with the shape.

My favourite way to do my brows is with powder and I use the Quo Powder in Brunette and a angled liner brush also from Quo. I make a bit of an outline with the powder first before lightly filling in any patches. Some parts of my brow are a little stubborn so I will also go in with an eyebrow pencil to finish the job. After one more brush through, voila!

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my brow routine in a bit more detail. If you’re interested in seeing this make up look, stay tuned for next week!

Til next time, ttfn x

Playing With Lipstick ft Bite Beauty

I am not typically a person who will play around with my lipsticks. I own only a handful of lip liners and my lip real estate isn’t too big. This Valentine’s day, I decided to give it a try.

If there is one thing I do know about lips, it is that they love to be moisturized so I started with this mini Bite Agave Lip Mask. This was my first time trying these particular lip liners and lipsticks so I started simply by lining my lips with the lighter Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 20**. This gave me a feel for the creamy formula which has a bit of a satin finish. Following that, I drew a heart with the deeper, red toned brown in the shade 44**. Due to the creamy finish, the colours blended together to create a softer, pinky hue.

To darken both the heart and the rest of my lips, I used the coorisponding lipsticks from Bite Beauty in the Amouse Bouche formula in Honeycomb** and Whiskey**. 

To finish it off, I threw a Bite Beauty gloss on top (my favourite shade in Honey) of Whiskey for some extra dimension and voila: my Valentine’s day lip!

Since this isn’t exactly wearable, i mixed it all together to create one of my favourite lip colours: A mauve-grey gorgeous colour.


I hope you enjoyed my lippie look! I loved creating a design that ended up meshing together so well. That just shows the creamy nature of the formula. 

til next time, ttfn x

**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

2 Weeks Using Green Skin Care

Happy 2017 since I haven’t said so already! This year for me is all about health, both mental and physical. I feel a little cheesy because everyone and their mother makes a New Year Resolution to become healthier, but for the first time ever, I feel ready to commit to a resolution. I have spent the last half of 2016 working on my mental health by decluttering, taking a lot of down time, and staying away from stressful things (like the internet). I was becoming overwhelmed with things that I felt like I had to do, and even though I enjoyed many of these things (like posting on my blog or Instagram), it was stressing me out. I wouldn’t say my mental health is at 100% right now, but I do feel ready to shift my focus on to physical health and that includes my beauty routine.

To me, creating a healthier beauty routine starts with removing any unnecessary chemicals and paying attention to the ingredients in your every day products.You might remember I had started in 2016 with some cruelty-free deodorant, which also happened to be fairly chemical-free. This time, I am trying out a chemical-free skin care routine.

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Cocoon Apothecary kindly reached out to me about testing out a few products which I was incredibly excited about. I had heard of this local brand before and already had my eye on a few things. I received their Skin Care Starter Kit which has just about everything you need to start a routine: a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. This kit for normal skin types is all about roses so it smells feminine and luxurious. Each bottle contains 20 mL of product which will last approximately a month. Since I was changing my entire routine, I pulled in a few other bits of skin care so I could stay chemical-free which included a serum, a make up eraser cloth and a mask.

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I stuck to my typical routine and for the first week, I used the Petal Purity Facial Cleanser**. I didn’t have the highest hopes upon looking at the ingredients and seeing coconut oil which is known to break me out but I still wanted to give it a try. It was pretty painful but that is definitely a me thing, and not the fault of this product but I had to switch to a different cleanser for week two. In the seven days I had used it, I found that this cream cleanser that is extremely gentle and makes my skin feel fantastic. It was soft, smooth and supple but it didn’t make my skin feel clean. All of the cream cleansers that I have tried leave traces of make up especially around my eyes and this was no exception (even with the help of my make up eraser copy-cat). Because of those two things, this cleanser simply wasn’t for me.

This set also came with the Rose Dew Facial Toner** which I liked. It contains one ingredient and has a spray applicator that made me quite happy. The rosey smell is a plus compared to your typical toner and it felt exactly like water. It didn’t strip my skin at all, or leave any residue but it helped keep it fresh. This had a much bigger impact then I thought it would since it didn’t irritate my skin at all. It is a great option for the sensitive skin crowd.

The final step in my routine was the Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream**. I must admit that I was a little nervous to use this as a day cream (due to the lack of SPF) or a night cream (as it is thicker in consistency) but it ended up working great. This thick, non-greasy formula sunk into my skin quickly and kept my face hydrated but not shiny in the least. I focused it mainly around my nose, forehead and chin and it seemed to make quite a difference in the redness of my skin.

A slight disclaimer, I did cheat a little bit and use an acne spot treatment on day seven and a different cleanser for week two to repair any initial damage, but otherwise, these are the results. Although the cleanser was a bust when it comes to my skin, I highly recommend trying this trio out yourself especially if you are just trying out chemical-free skin care or are looking for a new routine for your sensitive skin. If you have any cleanser recommendation for me to try on my oily skin, feel free to let me know!

Til next time, ttfn x

#MOTD: Silver & Gold🎶

Most people would think of greens and reds when you’re talking about Christmas, but I wanted to do something a little different this year and draw inspiration from my favourite Christmas Tune: Silver and Gold. I am all kinds of nostalgic about that little tune.


But other than simply loving the song, I thought I would challenge myself to come up with different ways to incorporate the two shades. I’ve gotta say I’m pretty pleased with the result! Would I wear this to my family Christmas dinner? Probably not. That doesn’t make me love it any less. 


For the products, I love that I was able to use so many favourites of mine while doing something different than I usually do. I was also able to use products I haven’t had the chance to wear yet like NYX Stone Fox which is so much better than I thought it would be! For anyone keeping track, I was able to do silver shadow and lips, and gold liner and highlight. My blush also has some gold sparkle to it of course. This look is also almost entirely drugstore products!


Products used:

Gurlain Meteorites Perles primer

Covergirl Trublend Fixstick in the shade light

Rimmel Lasting Finish Full Coverage Foundation in Light Porcelain

Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer in Ultra Light

BH Cosmetics HD Brow Pencil in Blonde

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Lorac Pro 2 shades Beige, Cool Grey, Charcoal, Silver, Chrome

L’oreal Infallible pigment in Hourglass Beige

NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Gold

J Cat Sparkling Cream Palette in SCP107 Suzie (I used the gold shade)

Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Dirty Talk

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara in Black

Wet n Wild Fergie Shimmer Palette in Hollywood  Boulevard

Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink

Physicians Formula Super BB Insta Ready Bronzer

L’oreal True Match Blush in C 1-2

Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder

NYX Liquid Suede cream lipstick in Stone Fox (with some Lorac Silver Shadow on top)

I hope you enjoyed this different look in time for the holidays. Let me know what you plan to wear this Christmas!

Tips for a Dark, Smokey Eye

I don’t typically love how I look with a dark eye shadow on. My eyes end up looking rather small and my skin doesn’t seem to look as nice. I am much less confident. That being said, I also love experimenting with make up and over my few years, I’ve picked up a few tricks to make the dark eye looks work for me.

Use a few transition shades
The key is not to make the look too harsh. The more diffused and soft it is, the more “natural” it will look. I used a nude, a light brown, a taupe, then finally, the tiniest bit of black in the crease, making sure everything was extremely soft and blended. If you start with the lightest shade and work your way down to the deepest, everything will blend that much smoother.

Start slow
I find that using a black that is slightly less dark or pigmented and slowly building up colour is the best method for any harsh look. I took my time and built up a few layers of shadow before getting this effect. I always tap off any excess shadow before putting the brush to my eye, and I make sure my brush touches the area I want to be darkest first.

Make all of your features stand out
With a bold eye, all of your other features need a little love to make the look cohesive. The look you’re going for is dramatic. For example, I used a luminous primer, a heavier foundation, a bolder blush and lipstick, and darker brow product.

Don’t forget your under eye
And I don’t just mean concealer, as important as that is when wearing a dark look. Using a brightening concealer that covers everything is pretty required or your dark circles (or at least MY dark circles) steal the show. Not only that, but if you wear a grey/black liner and some mascara on your bottom lashes, it brings the whole eye look together. Liner and lashes always look good with a dark smokey eye.


Products Used:

L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer

Cover FX Calming Primer

L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation in W2

Essence Pure Nude concealer in Pure Beige

Maybelline Fit Me concealer 

Make Up For Ever HD Powder

Essence I Heart Stage eye shadow base

Lorac Pro 2 shades Buff, Lt Brown, Nectar, Black

Annabelle Smudgeliner in Chrome

YSL 16 hour wear colour eye pencil in #1

Sephora Special edition eye liner

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Marc Jacobs Illuminator in Spotlight 

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Your Love Is King

Physicians Formula SuperBB Instaready Bronzer

Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Spice Cake

Those are a few tips for your next smokey eye adventure.