My Go-To Eyeshadow Look (featuring Naked 1)

Naked Look Collage

Today in one of my classes, I have to give a presentation. It’s only five to seven minutes, but I hate presentation-giving. I really don’t like getting up and speaking in front of people (says the girl who broadcasts her ideas on the internet…but that’s different!). To help make myself feel better when picturing the audience in their underwear inevitably fails, I always try to wear my hair, makeup, and outfit in styles that make me feel comfortable, confident, and put-together. It may sound silly, but this really helps me.

When I woke up this morning, I knew exactly what eyeshadow look I was going to do. Despite the fact that I’ve used pretty much nothing but Naked 3 for the past two months, I busted out my trusty Naked 1.

It never fails me. It’s probably my favourite eyeshadow palette because the golden undertones really compliment my skintone. Read more!

My 2013 Beauty Favourites!

With the end of the year comes about a million end-of-year posts. Although I’m away from most of my beauty products and all of my photography equipment, I didn’t want to miss out! So I decided to compile a list of some of my favourites from 2013. This was originally going to be one post, but it snowballed and I’ve decided to make it two: beauty and non-beauty favourites.
Read more!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches, Thoughts & a Naked Comparison!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Case

Everyone and their mom is excited about this palette. And with good reason.
Read more for swatches, a comparison of all three Nakeds, and recommendations!

theBalm on Hautelook: Loves & Wishes!

So theBalm is on Hautelook until Monday morning at 8am Pacific time. For those of you who don’t know, Hautelook is a designer discount website owned by Nordstrom. They have a lot of brand-name items, including beauty items, at deeply discounted prices. How it works is they have sales – called ‘events’ – for specific periods of time. I’ve gotten theBalm items from them before, and I’ve also gotten Urban Decay.

I haven’t tried a ton of their products, but what I have tried, I really really like. So, I thought I’d make a list of things I love and things I’d love to try!

But wait, there’s more!

November Favourites!

November Favourites
Follow my blog with Bloglovin
November has come and gone. To celebrate (or mourn?), here are my November favourites!

Continue reading…

Review: Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoos

Maybelline Colour Tattoos

So when these cream shadows came onto the market a few years back, everybody flipped out. Particular shades were virtually impossible to find because they sold out so fast (I’m looking at you, Bad to the Bronze!) and as they released more shades, those got snapped up quickly too.

When you try one out, it’s easy to see why Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo cream eyeshadows are so popular. They come in tons of pretty colours, ranging from neutrals to pigmented brights and darks to a silvery white. They stay on well. All that for under $10? Omg.

Continue reading…

My Neutral MAC Palette (& an American Horror Story: Coven ramble)

It's taken me years to build this beauty up to 12 shadows that I love.

It’s taken me years to build this baby up to 12 shadows that I love.

My MAC palette is a staple in my makeup collection, and actually holds some of my favourite shadows of all-time.

The palette itself costs $10, while the divider to hold the pans costs $2. Each shadow in just a pan costs $12. It’s nice because you get to save a bit as opposed to buying shadows in the little plastic pot, although of course you can do that and depot the shadows to put in your pro palette.

Here’s a breakdown of my thoughts on each shadow:

Continue reading…