Review: Tanya Burr Lip Gloss

Lip Glosses

Tanya Burr is easily one of my favourite YouTubers. When I first started watching YouTube beauty videos four or five years ago, she was one of the first people I watched. She’s sweet, funny, and sincere.

When she announced the launch of a lip gloss and nail polish line, I was super excited. From my experience, when consumers of beauty launch a line of beauty products, it tends to be really, really good. This is no different.

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Chiaroscuro: How to Contour and Highlight

Contour Highlight Blush Collage

All my artists out there, you know what’s up.

The fancy term is from my grade 9 art class. Chiaroscuro means creating strong contrast between light and dark.

In the makeup world, the way to do that is with contour and highlight. Contouring means creating dark areas that appear to recede, usually using a bronzer or contour product (in cream or powder form). Highlighting uses a light or shimmery product to make certain areas of your face ‘pop’.

The usual way to do this is by contouring your cheekbones, temples, and jawline. I then like to highlight my nose, cheeks, and Cupid’s bow.

Here’s a step-by-step of how I like to do it, complete with weird faces! Read more!

The Nude Nail Edit

Nude Nail Polish Bottles

I love nude nails no matter what the season, but they’re especially great for spring. There’s just something so sleek and clean about them. They’re great for work, job interviews, weddings and proms (as a welcome alternative to the French mani, which gets tired around prom time).

These are a few of my favourite nudes. Read more!

Review: Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Gloss

UD Gloss

The world knows by now that I don’t like lip gloss, but I’ve been feeling the urge to wear lip products lately. This has prompted me to give the gloss another go.

The world also knows that I love Urban Decay’s Naked palettes. Read more!

Straight Hair: A Nice Change

Straight Hair Photo

So this happened.

Well, it didn’t just happen. If only it were that easy! I spent most of yesterday (about 2 hours to blowdry, half an hour to flat iron) straightening my hair. Read more!

Review: Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

Origins Drink Up Intensive

It’s around this time of year that my skin starts to get the dry flakies.

I’ve got combination skin, but I tend to get dry around my mouth and nose, while my forehead remains an oilslick (less of an oilslick right now, but as a general rule, yeah). Read more!

The Glam Night Out

The Glam Night Out Collage

As much as I love natural-looking makeup, some events in life just call for the full shebang. Read more!

My Favourite YouTubers

Youtubers Collage

Needless to say, YouTube is an amazing place to learn about makeup. It’s taught me pretty much everything I know about it, and introduces me to new products and techniques every day. I figured I would share some of my favourite beauty and fashion vloggers, as well as some fun entertainment vloggers as a bonus at the end. Read more!

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in “Stellar (501)”

Packaging Collage

I bought this product because of the name. I’m a sucker for a good pun. (But then when they released these in the US they called them Rimmel Show-Offs? They’re still Apocalips in Canada, though.)

I also bought this because it was touted as a dupe for the YSL Glossy Stains; however, since biting the bullet a few months ago and actually buying a glossy stain, I can safely say that they are completely different products.

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The Nail Care Edit

Nail Care Edit

Nail care is a necessity no matter what your age, sex, gender, or stage of life. However, it can be easier or more difficult depending on what you use to tackle the task. Today I’m sharing my essential tools and products for caring for my nails. Read more!