Fall Makeup Favourites.

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!


Truth be told, I am sitting on my couch writing this while it pours with rain outside. Hot coffee in my hand it feels only suitable that I am writing about my Fall Makeup Favorites.


I recently bought the NARS Extreme Effects shadow and have fallen in love with it very quickly. It’s the perfect blend of Fall colors. I love buying from Hudsons Bay because you always receive a bunch of freebies with your order, making it that much more exciting. This time around I got a free eyeshadow primer from NARS and a whole goodie bag from Clinique!

The palette itself is just stunning. NARS is hands down one of my favorite high-end brands. The quality of the shadows are pigmented, yet apply buttery soft.


Along with my NARS eyeshadow, I’ve been obsessed with the NYX Soft matte lip creams. My go-to shades right now are Copenhagen and Stockholm. I had to re-stock these shades because I ran out of my selection from last year. I know this might be different from other opinions, but I really like how light they feel on the lips after they dry. I dont like how some liquid lipsticks feel thick and chalky. These are an absolute dream to wear.

Those colours though! Such a fall aesthetic 😍

Also I’ve been looking at Tik Tok lately… Should I use it? Am I missing out if I don’t?

I feel like it’s going to be something where I don’t like it at first, and then suddenly I’ve fallen deeply into it and totally obsessed. I am still not entirely sure how to use it.

Anyway, TGIF everyone! What are your plans this weekend?

I’m going to carve pumpkins and drink a bit of wine with my friends. 🎃 🥂

Welcoming Autumn

Hello everyone!

I feel like I’m welcoming Autumn with an especially warm hug this year. It’s as though I am finally able to breath deep and catch a glimpse of a more relaxed pace. Does anyone else feel this way?

Besides being relaxed, I am so excited for all the fun Autumn activities we are still able to enjoy during these ever changing times.

Things I am looking forward to this Fall are: enjoying everything in Pumpkin Spice Flavour 😋 Staying in watching movies on stormy nights. And more mushroom picking adventures with Alex and our pup!

What are your favourite Fall traditions? 🎃

October FX Month: Final week! 🎃

Hello boys and ghouls! (Hehe)

Hello loves, how are we today?

I can’t believe Halloween is tomorrow! I feel like I’ve blinked and the month has flown by! I don’t know if I’m ready to say goodbye to pumpkins and Halloween sweets yet 😭

For my last makeup look I wanted to go gore again, and also share a few other looks I’ve done, sort of as a final hoorah!

This post is a bit late because of such a hectic week I’ve had! Hectic but fun 🙂 I was very lucky to be asked to do the makeup for a Thriller flash mob last Friday and had an absolute blast doing it.

Also work has picked up a bit for me so yay!

Anyway here are some of my fx looks!

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s was something I whipped up this weekend. I had a different idea in mind but this is what I created. Sort of based it off my mild trypophobia.

(Also excuse my smeared eye makeup, I was up at 6 that morning ok?)

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s was a look I did on my beautiful friend, who so wonderfully let me do this to her 😂 we both share a love of gore (mine for makeup, hers for everything gorey)

Lastly this was a look I did on my boyfriend (or his arm I should say)

He sat patiently for 40 mins and let me go at him with all the makeup I had! If that’s not love than I don’t know what is!

Also we watched Iron Fist while I did this so it wasn’t completely boring for him 😛

I hope you had a good weekend and have a great Halloween tomorrow! 🙂

I’m so excited to dress up and enjoy some Halloween festivities! 🎃

October FX Month: Week 3

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday!

This post is coming to you much later than usual, but better late then never huh!

I wanted to try something creepy, but also cute. I know that gore isn’t in everyone’s taste, so I want to try and keep it interesting for everyone (whoever you may be!)

So for this look I thought it could be cute or creepy, whatever direction you want to take it!

I thought a doll would be a cute idea! And adding a little chip or crack adds the creepy element to it!

I actually got all of my inspiration just from seeing that one tea cup sitting on my shelf.

A much simpler look this week 👀 all I used was:

👻 glue stick/liquid latex to blank out my eyebrows (I learned that liquid latex is great to go over if school glue doesn’t quite do the trick.)

👻 Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation, but any foundation/concealer will do the trick. I used ones that were extra dewy to add that ‘shiny’ effect to the skin. Also high coverage to help blank out the brows and seamlessly blend the skin.

👻 NYX eyeshadows on lid and cheeks.

👻 Black liquid liner for details. I recommend a gel or something that won’t dry out easily. I find when you do lots of detailing, the brush runs out of product quicker than your usual cat flick.

👻 On the lips I just used something simple but bright, and that was Backstage Bambi by Kat Von D.

Lastly, dress up! Dressing up is the other half of the fun!

It’s the week before Halloween, woohoo!

~M

October FX Month: WEEK 2

Hello loves! I am here again with another instalment of my October FX Month!

If you’re new, I am doing a different Halloween-y makeup look every week until Halloween! I try to do an array of looks, last week was a Dreamy Mermaid, this week I went a bit creepier.

My inspiration, Edgar Allan Poe’s : The Raven

If you are unfamiliar with that poem I urge you to give it a read 🙂

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I always try to use basic tools and very affordable makeup for my looks 🙂

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Beak: Sculpted from Ben Nye scar wax, sculpted over liquid latex base.

Brows: glued down using any brand glue stick, non toxic, and concealer, any kind will do we just want the brows smooth and covered up.

Face: Dollar Store grease paints (like I said, super cheap), White NYX eyeshadow, Dollar Store white cream paint.

Lips: Black grease paint, Ben Nye scab blood (I applied it very carefully and made sure to to swallow any)

Headband: from The Bay, about 5 years old, I originally bought it for my senior winter dance many moons ago.

 

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

 

Quote the Raven: Nevermore.

 

~M

 

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

Autumn Lush Order 🎃

Hello lovely people!

If it wasn’t already obvious, I recently had a little Lush shopping spree. Wait did I say little? Maybe a tiny bit lush of a Lush spree than I thought (See what I did there?)  :p

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What can I say! Tis the season for bathing and skin care. Not to mention, nothing gets me in the seasonal spirit like a trip to the Lush store!

Starting from the top left are my skin and hair care purchases!

💋Mask of Magnaminty face mask
💋93,000 Miles shower jelly
💋Shine So Bright split end treatment

All of these smell like a dream and are so soothing to my skin. My MVP, or Most Valued Product of this group so far is the Mask of Magnaminty. It makes my face smooth as a baby and my skin was instantly healthier feeling, and my pores felt much cleaner.

From the bath section starting from the top left we have:
★Shoot for the stars Bath bomb
★ So White bath bomb
★Tisty Tosty bath bomb
★ Lord of Misrule bath bomb
★ Honey Bee bath bomb
★ Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar 🎃
★ Butter Bear bath soak

I am so excited to use these seasonal products and tell you all about them!

What are some of your favorite seasonal Lush products your excited for?
I’m excited to use my sparkly pumpkin!

~M