Stormy Sunday Outfit Of the Day ☔️

Hello loves!

I was greeted with blustery weather today and did not want to leave bed! 💤

However, one heroic mug of coffee later and here I am!

Excuse my chippy polish, I’m very overdue for a manicure!

On days like this I giggle because I feel like I roll out of bed, and then find an outfit that is as cozy as possible to feel like I’ve never left! Does anyone feel that way?

To start, I’ve been living in my chunky knit sweater from Forever 21. It’s slightly cropped but still long enough to cover the stomach and feel cozy.

Next I am loving my fingerless gloves! As always if you’re a photographer, or anything that requires nimble fingers these gloves are the way to go.

Lastly are a few items that are my makeup favourites.

The e.l.f lipstick in the shade ‘Praline’. The perfect cool tone nude.

E.l.f eyeshadow trio in ‘Brown Bonanza’.

Last but not least my Matt and Nat wallet, and some cute 90’s-ish palm tree beaded earrings.

Have a fabulous Sunday everyone and I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

~M<<<<<<<

October Favourites

Hello everyone, I am back with a favourites post!

I know its been forever and a day since I’ve posted one so I was extra excited when I realized it was the first day of November, and thus I could begin collecting up all my favourite goodies of the month.

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I’m quite happy with this little variety of goodies!

To start I wanted to share with you a perfume I’ve loved since I was about 16 (and I am now 23) This is actually one of the first perfumes I was ever given and it is called Black XS For Her. Its by a brand called Paco Rabbane, and Its one of my top winter perfumes. For me it is almost impossible to describe the scent because it is so unique. I will say it is light, with a rose and musk undertone. I am so not a professional when it comes to describing smells so if you see it in stores I urge you to have a sniff and see for yourself. And this is my second bottle courtesy of my wonderful boyfriend.

Next is something from a recent haul and that is the Marilyn Hot Oil Treatment from Lush. Now I know this is something I bought at the end of October and only tried a few days ago, but I loved it so much I wanted to include it. The picture above is what it looks like in its naked packaging. Now for something that retails at $12.95 CAD I was not going to buy it at first glance. Thankfully one of the Lush staff came and spoke to me about it. He explained that what he did in order to make it last more uses, is he stores it in an old Lush pot and keeps it in a cool area. He then demonstrated how much it emulsifies and puffs up when you mix it. I was sold! Even better it is just as good as the original Marilyn hair treatment (and a fraction of the price). It leaves your hair naturally soft with no oily residues like some other conditioning treatments.

My third favourite is another hair product, and that is the Casting Sun kiss Healthy Look treatment. This is just like sunshine in a bottle…for your hair. Now the Marilyn hair treatment and this go together like peas and carrots because while the sun kiss adds beautiful sun kiss streaks and lightens your hair, its still a bit damaging. After using this, it gives me the look of having sunny streaks in my hair, even when the sun has been gone and cloudy for days.

Onto something that I’ve already talked about in the past, and that is the E.l.f Cosmetics Matte lipstick in the shade ‘Praline’. Now I had a very mixed review on this lipstick but have come to love it over time. While it’s not what I consider a true matte lipstick, this lipstick goes on and stays on. The colour is beautiful and I have no fear of it transferring on my teeth because it never does. Also the shade of it is beautiful, and what I call the perfect cool tone nude for fall and winter.

This favourite is definitely more of a splashy item. *Note this was a gift and I’m very fortunate to have had it given to me because ho boy these things aren’t cheap*

This is the Fit Bit Surge watch. I have really gotten into working out again and this watch has helped me track my workouts, track calories burned, steps, heart rate, anything that helps your overall fitness. It also has cool features when you can change your music from your watch instead of fumbling with your phone while running. I never thought I would get into fitness because it seemed so annoying to track all that but this little watch has made it so much easier. The only downside is the battery life. In my opinion it should last a lot longer than 3/4 days. 🤷🏼‍♀️

My last beauty item in a nail polish. I think this is the first time in history I’ve ever had a nail polish in my favourites before. I had come to that dilemma where Halloween was almost here but I was sick of wearing black/green/blue polish, and honestly I had Christmas and winter on the brain. This polish is by Essie, which is my go to brand for fast drying, long lasting, and relatively cheap polish. The colour I have is called Fifth Avenue, and I’m in love. For some reason I’m the photo it shows up more orange but in real life it’s the perfect bright cherry red!

My last 2 favourites are not objects but 2 Apps And a T.V show!

The first is the Fitbit App which goes hand and hand in the watch. It goes a step further to help you track water drinking, calories you’ve even, and sleep habits. It makes it so easy to track it all I quickly became obsessed with tracking all my fitness goals and reaching them.

The second App is called Clue. It’s the ultimate way to track every step of your period and predict (almost) precisely when you’ll have your next one and what it may be like. It’s super flexible and you track how you’re feeling no matter what day of the month. If you’re feeling a bit cramped or hormonal one day, you can track it, and it’ll let you know when your PMS starts the next month. And it tracks every symptom you can think of. It can even remind you to take your pill. I learned about this App from British Beauty Blogger/Youtuber Zoella. She is one of my top absolute favourites bloggers so I trusted her opinion on the App and was not disappointed in the slightest! 🙂

My last Favourites is a T.V show…can you guess? *drumroll*

STRANGER THINGS 2!

I binge watched this show like crazy. Who ever was the genius that had the idea to upload them all at the same time, I applaud you. This show is addictive and has a different twist on it than the last season. If you haven’t seen it, I’ll take the initiative and be the 5 millionth person to say WATCH IT! You wont regret it. I almost didn’t watch it because I thought it was going to be scary. Go. Watch. Now!

These were my favourites this month! I’d love to hear your feedback!

Happy Monday y’all! 🎉

October FX Makeup! 👻

Hello everyone! How are we doing today?

Since I love Halloween and Fall, I wanted to try something special for the month of October. Every week in October I want to try a new makeup look, whether it’s gore, beauty, or fantasy.

I just wanted to try something fun and different, something like this which I’ve never tried before!

Anyhoo for this weeks instalment I wanted to try colourful and a bit abstract. The first thing that came to mind was Mermaid! 🐠

This is kind of my take on a heartbroken Mermaid, which I have no idea how my brain concocted that idea.

I knew I wanted to do a Mermaid, and had the prosthetics made and ready to go, but I just needed the rest of my character.

The prosthetics are made out of super lightweight clay (from the dollar store), and set using liquid latex, which is great for holding colour.

Surrounding that are ‘barnacles’ sculpted out of Ben Nye scar wax.


On the face I used:

👻 Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation in Ivory

👻 E.l.f setting powder

👻 NYX ‘On the Go’ Palette (using vivid pink, green and purple shades)

👻 Milani Vital Brights (green and pearl)

👻 Covergirl Total Tease Mascara, very coated to look spidery, and smudged under the eye.

👻 I kept the lips muted with foundation to keep the eyes and face the focus of colour.

I also wanted to keep this very drugstore friendly, especially since not everyone has time (on money) to go and buy all new makeup just for Halloween. There are lots of great spooky options right at your fingertips.

Thank you guys for reading and please leave a comment telling me what you love most about this season! 🎃

Have a wonderful day!

Xoxox~M

E.l.f haul, New brand exploration!

Hello there lovelies! 

As of recent, our drugstore got a real makeover and overhaul. Before it was honestly a bit underwhelming compared to the drugstores in the city, and it was just a wee bit…sucky. 

But I do not want to focus on the negative. Have no fear, this sad tale has a triumphant ending. That ending being the recent introduction of E.l.f cosmetics to the drugstore in my town. And with many other fabulous brands being brought in, it made my tight wallet a little harder to hold on to.

With that being said, and weighing needs over wants, I was very schocked when I saw the E.l.f prices, my jaw nearly hit the floor. 

Good grief, what is the catch?

I decided I should do some homework so I  watched all of the Kathleen Lights Elf hauls, then headed back with an idea in mind.

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I decided to treat myself to 4 things, and I can say all of them I use every single day, or at least every time I wear makeup. 

🍁 The first item I was so drawn to was the e.l.f baked eye shadows. What interested me most was the fact that you could use them dry, but also wet your brush for a more pigmented effect. I tried them both dry and wet and I love the effect both ways. This is them applied dry:

I think all the shades of this little eye shadow puck are beautiful, and I have a use for all of them in my every day makeup routine. All the colors are classic and unique.

🍁 The second item was the Elf lip exfoliator. I was very drawn to this since it’s the first lip scrub I’ve seen that is available in a tube. I have a crazy pet peeve, and that is that I hate sticking my fingers in products just like that. But this exfoliator has even outshone my Lush Bubblegum sugar scrub. I know shocking. The fact that its so much easier and quick makes me reach for it more. However I do love the taste of my Lush scrub much better. 

🍁 My third treat was the Blush and Contour palette In the shade ‘St.Lucia’. I will start with how my much the packaging draws me it. The simplicity of it leaves room for all the quality. I love the blush color because corals are my go to shade, and also because its not too strong on my cheeks. The contour is very pigmented making it worth its money and more! The only small downside is the amount of fallout it has, but the was quality of it makes it very easy to see past that miniscule flaw. 

🍁 Last, and nothing close to least is the E.l.f high definition setting powder. I cannot get enough of it! I use it to set my under eye, touch up my T zone, and use as an all over powder. Its by par the smallest product, but it rises up in my holy grail products. 

And that is what I purchased (so far) from elf ;p 

Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite e.l.f product and what it is! 

Cheers!

~M