I’ve been experimenting with filling in my brows lately. My eyebrows are close to invisible naturally which can sometimes look a little odd. I’ve always been a really big fan of full, darker brows but have never had the guts to give it a try. However, recently I’ve thrown caution to the wind and started filling them in. I’m going to do a post about this and the products I’ve been using so stay tuned! Do any of you fill your brows in? If so, what do you use and do you go darker/lighter than your natural (or un-natural) hair colour? Let me know!
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I was a little bad this week and let myself buy some expensive and fun things. I very rarely splurge on things so it was nice to buy myself some stuff I normally wouldn’t! Here’s all my goodies!
-Meow by Katy Perry
Ok, I bought this because it’s in a cat bottle. Not entirely but that was a huge factor in my decision making process. I also really wanted to try it. I tend to stay away from celebrity fragrances because in all honesty they tend to smell the same and I feel like there’s always more hype than is required and then I’m slightly let down when I smell them (this is going to be contradicted as soon as I talk about the Elizabeth and James Rollerball I bought). I have really liked Meow so far though! Its a sweet blend of honeysuckle, lily of the valley and orange blossom, with a base of amber, vanilla, sandalwood and musk. It’s kind of a strange scent but I like how it settles in my skin. At first it smells like cotton candy but a more sophisticated cotton candy that is balanced out by the sandalwood and the musk. Its sweet without being sweet. And its in a cat bottle.
-Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black for Her
This is the first perfume from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s high end fashion line. It comes in a black and white version and I was immediately drawn to the black scent. This is probably one of the better celebrity fragrances I have ever smelled and worn. Nirvana Black is sophisticated and seductive blend of violet, sandalwood, and vanilla. This is a beautiful perfume and I will be wearing it as much as possible!
-Makeup Forever Mat Velvet +
I was finally able to repurchase this! I have been loving the Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation but I missed this so much.You guys know how much I love this foundation and of you want to know more about it I have a full review on the blog. Can’t wait to slap this on my face again. -Sephora Colour Adapt Lip Balm I bought this on a total whim while waiting to check out at Sephora. I ha actually seen this online and had wanted to give it a try but couldn’t find it in stores until my last trip to Sephora. It’s you’re basic colour adapting lip balm in that it goes on clear but changes to for your skin tone as you wear it. However, I’ve found that this is not as dramatic or garish as some self adapting lip products which I find always turn a bright and unflattering fuschia. I wore this around all weekend and really enjoyed it! It’s also pretty moisturizing as well! That’s it! I guess it’s not actually that much stuff but it felt like it just because I haven’t actually gone and bought some expensive products in such a long time! I’ve been using all of these products for the past few days so I’m sure you’ll all be coming across reviews in the next couple weeks! Hope you’ve all had a good start to the week! Much love, Tim
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I’m on the search for a new night cream. For years I have religiously used LUSH’s Skin Drink but as of late it has started to really bother my skin. It burns and leaves my face red and flakey and it hasn’t really been doing much of anything. Which makes me a little sad because I was such a fan of it when I first started to use it. However, I was pretty excited to experiment with some new night creams so I headed to the internet and did a little searching. At the moment, I am definitely making more money than I ever have but I’m still a bit frugal. Especially with skincare products. I can justify buying expensive, high-end makeup products like lipstick or foundation, but with skincare it’s a little different. I use these products everyday, religiously. I might only wear that lipstick once a week or I might wear a cheaper foundation for a week but I use skincare products every day and I go through them pretty quick. In turn, this means that I generally like to stick to drugstore or less expensive brands when it comes to skincare. That being said, if you’ve found your holy grail product and its high end, by all means, enjoy the shit out of that and go back for more. One day when I’m a real adult maybe I’ll splurge a little and buy myself something fancy but for now, I’ll be your go to for drugstore skincare products!
I literally did a google search from my desk to see what the internet had to say about night creams. Two that kept popping up were Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream and Garnier Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Cream. So naturally I bought both. I have been hearing great things about the Olay Cream, some reviews going as far as saying that this is a department store cream on a drugstore shelf so I figured it was worth a try. i have to say that this is a pretty luxurious cream. It’s a pretty shade of purple and very lightly scented. It goes on so smoothly and leaves my face feeling soft and moisturized when I get up in the morning. This is formulated with an amino-peptide complex and seems to be pretty moisturizing. It’s not greasy or sticky and it absorbs quickly. I have to say that I have been enjoying using this because of how luxurious it feels and how hydrated and healthy my skin looks after. This was a tad pricey even though I got it on sale. I paid $30 CAD for this but it regularly retails for almost $40 CAD. If I’m extremely impressed with this I won’t mind paying for it but that is still a bit steep. I haven’t used this for quite a week yet so I will probably do an update when I’ve gotten some more use out of it. Similarly, I haven’t used the Garnier Ultra-Lift at all yet. I heard pretty good reviews from this one too although I think this one might be too harsh for use every night. This is also an anti-wrinkle and firming formula and it is formulated with rice protein and pro-retinols (derived from linoleic acid from the safflower and retinyl acetate). My skin has been so sensitive lately that this will probably be the cream I use when my skin is in desperate need of a pick me up but I probably won’t use it every night. I will definitely feature both of these babies on either a Review Wednesday or a Product of the Week coming up so stay tuned and hopefully I’ll have some more information for you soon!
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Product of the Week!
This week’s Product of the Week is going to be skincare related! I’m a huge skincare buff and I haven’t done a post about skincare in such a long time! Now that I work two jobs, live on my own, have some sort of social life, and have welcomed a little furry baby into my life (my kitten Little Face. Or Munch as he is known most of the time because of his penchant for literally munching on exposed feet or hands) I am very busy. When I get home at the end of the day I want to take my makeup off but don’t want to mess around with makeup removers or trying to wash my face multiple times so the makeup removing wipe has become my best friend. I have tried many what seems like almost all of them that the drugstore has to offer but when I was in there on Monday searching around, I came across Pond’s Makeup Removing Towelettes and decided to give them a go. Was I ever impressed. I had stayed pretty true to my Simple Face Wipes until I opened up this package and became a convert. Ponds is one of the oldest skincare brands on the market. They came into commercial popularity during the beginning of the Second World War with the Ponds Girl advertisement. She was the early embodiment of women’s wartime contribution. She was a far cry from the later image of Rosie the Riveter and yes, she did sort of stand for a more antiquated notion of staying home and staying pretty so our boys could go fight the good fight knowing that they would be coming home to such a lovely vision, but be that as it may, the Ponds girl, fresh faced, young, and ready to wed her soldier, brought Ponds into the spotlight. You may be familiar with Ponds’ most popular product, their Cold Cream. I have been using Ponds’ Cold Cream since I was little and it’s kind of a fun little product. It’s more or less a cream cleanser but I sometimes use it as a moisture mask when things get a little dry. However, I had not ventured out and tried many more of Ponds’ products. Until I got my hands on these little makeup removing beauties. These are formulated with chamomile and green tea so they’re super gentle and they have a great fresh scent to them. No only that, they’re actually saturated in product. My biggest pet peeve is opening a pack of cleansing cloths only to find that they’re almost bone dry and probably won’t do much for you. These get my makeup off completely and don’t leave my face feeling tight or irritated. It’s now become one of those weird things I look forward to doing every day because of how much I enjoy using this product. You also get a pretty decent amount of cloths in one package so that’s great too. I would highly recommend you give these a try!