6.24.2015

Do It Right - SS15 - Colour Necessities - Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of 'Do it Right - SS15 - Colour Necessities - Part 1'! Finally, another quick refresher on what to add to that neutral outfit for a trendy touch! Try to keep these colours top-of-mind when adding those final touches to your summer looks. The even numbers will be featured in this post:)


#2 - Scuba Blue - Essie's 'Where's my Chauffeur?' is the best summer toe polish a girl could have. Add a tan to that, and your made. 


#4 - Classic Blue - Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ( a limited edition!) in Cobalt Ink is a great classic blue. It's a top selling formula that makes eye-lining easy! It dries quick, and has a water-resistant finish, a must-have for any liner.


#6 - Strawberry Ice  Stila's Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss in Nude Vinyl is a lovely Medium pink nude!


#8 - Custard - Try Joe Fresh's 'Butter'. Pretty in love with this colour:)


#10 - Glacier Gray - Try Namibia by Nars. A sheer wash of this velvety-matte gray will keep you super chic. For more depth, layer along your upper lash line for a slightly deeper shade and more dramatic effect.
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5.31.2015

My C Serum

Yay! I finally made my Vitamin C serum. It only took me two months! It was so easy, I regret waiting so long. For a refresher on Vitamin C benefits (and the recipe), please read my past post


I added 3 drops of lavender essential oil and 3 drops of rose essential oil to my serum. It feels and smells great!

(UPDATE: I decided to add a tablespoon of almond oil to my serum. I didn't enjoy how watery it was. The oil acted as a good binder as well!)

Rose oil contains a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It moisturizes dry skin and helps refine overall skin texture; it also has antiseptic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat acne, redness and inflammation.

Lavender is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions, and is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns. It also helps regenerate skin cells and lighten the appearance of age spots and scars.

I can't wait to use mine every day! I am especially happy that I can use it generously because it was so inexpensive to make:)

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5.29.2015

Do it Right - SS15 Colour Necessities - Part 1

The Pantone palette for SS15 has been around for a while now, however, a quick refresher on what to add to that neutral outfit for a fashionable fix is always helpful! Keep these colours top-of-mind when adding those final touches to your spring/summer looks. The odd numbers will be featured in this post.



#1 - Aquamarine - Try Covergirl's Intense Shadow Blast in 'Blue Bomb'. It's subtle but refreshing and youthful. Use it wet for a bold line, or sweep it softly over the lids.


#3 - Lucite Green - Essie's 'Naughty Nautical' is a perfect match! Love. This. Colour.


#5 - Toasted Almond - Bobby Brown's Roza is such a pretty match! It's a light neutral wash that is opaque and creamy.



#7 - Tangerine - MAC's Morange is an all time tangerine favourite! Be brave and give it a try!



#9 - Marsala - Stila's Twig shadow is so beautiful! It compliments so nicely with brown liner and it definitely qualifies as a day look.


The even numbers will be featured soon! Stay tuned:) Go here for Part 2!

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5.08.2015

My Next Purchase Is...

Supergoop's Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary and an SPF of 50.


Say what? I can do my makeup in the morning and use this as a sunscreen base, then I can mist this over my makeup, all day long, and keep UV protected? And it isn't greasy or pore-clogging? I have been waiting for this product for years (next to that magical SPF pill that completely relieves me from having to lather up at all). I am delighted!

The product claims to be a three-in-one mist that sets your skin prior to makeup application (acting as a primer), then can be applied to existing makeup while reducing shine and leaving a soft, matte finish. Apparently the scent of rosemary and mint is as wonderful as the product. It's is also paraben and sulfate free, which is a must!

It's available at Sephora, US only. I will be ordering it online since I'm going to be on a boat next weekend. Oh wait, my friend is crossing the border this weekend. I have placed my order.

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