Wednesday, April 16, 2014

REVIEW: Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

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One of the things I purchased during the recent Sephora 15% off sale was the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I've wanted this palette since it first came out and I had recently bought this palette for my best friend for her birthday, and then the week after I bought it for her the 15% off sale was on so I went and finally bought one for myself! One of my favourite type of looks to do is an all matte, neutral eye with thick winged liner and a shimmery highlight in the inner corner, and this palette allows me to create looks like that beautifully and it's all in 1 palette! The shadows in this palette are all very smooth and fantastically pigmented. None of the mattes are chalky. If you're a fan of matte, neutral shadows this palette is a must.

Below is the first look I created with this palette and I've worn a similar look everyday since. I love it!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

REVIEW: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Electric Fuchsia

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Last month I went to the L'Oreal warehouse sale and when I was there I picked up this Maybelline Vivids lipstick. I've been a fan of this range of lipsticks since they came out last summer, so I was really excited to find one of these lipsticks there in a limited edition shade I didn't previously own and for only $2.00! I got the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in the shade Electric Fuchsia. Electric Fuchsia is a very bright cool-toned (almost neon) pink. This shade has been compared to Candy Yum Yum by MAC so it is definitely for those who are more daring with the lip colours they wear.

The formula of this lipstick (just like the other Vivids lipsticks I've tried) is very creamy and smooth, not tugging at all when applying to the lips. This lipstick lasts very well throughout the day needing very minimal (if any) touch ups, and leaving behind a slight pink stain. This lipstick is very comfortable on the lips as it has a cream finish, but it doesn't slip around on the lips either, staying put all day. If you haven't tried this range of lipsticks from Maybelline and want to try something bright and fun for spring, I definitely recommend the Vivids lipsticks!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mani Monday #11

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I was inspired by the warmer weather we've been having and wanted something fun and bright on my nails, so I went for OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana from their recent Brazil Collection! This is the best yellow polish I've ever used. The formula was creamy and easy to work with and it applied completely smooth and opaque in 2 coats. I love this sunshiney yellow for spring and summer!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Instagram Round-Up #5

Hey everyone! Sorry there's no new Mani Monday post - I'm still wearing my manicure from last week! I'll have a new one to post next Monday though. I thought I'd do another Instagram Round-up post since it's been a couple weeks since I've posted one of these!

I went to Waterloo this weekend to visit some friends and I went shopping and got some things I've been wanting! I got a KESH x American Apparel crop top that I've wanted since last fall because Hayley Williams wears it a lot playing Paramore shows and I love the graphic print on it! I also went to Sephora for the 15% off sale and picked up the Naked Basics palette and a Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Streak which I'm so excited about! Lastly, American Eagle had 70% off all their sale stuff and I bought 2 things for myself off the men's clothing rack - a camo baseball tee which I got for $6 and a mint crewneck sweatshirt for $9!

When I was in Waterloo my friends took me to the cutest little bakery called Honey Bake Shop. The decor and branding of the bakery was so adorable. I didn't get any food because we had just gone there from brunch so I wasn't hungry, but next time I go I'll be sure to get a cupcake or some macarons!

These are the friends I visited, Courtney and Robyn! We just spent the weekend shopping and catching up and we had a movie night and watched Frozen too!

I picked up this adorable Saturday by Kate Spade ombre case for my iPhone on clearance at Winners!

My kitty was all snuggled up in a bunch of blankets and it was just the cutest!

At my internship last week there were some gourmet doughnuts in the office from Jelly Modern Doughnuts and they were so pretty and delicious!

I'm so glad the weather is finally warming up so I've been able to dress a little more springy and I broke out my favourite white sunglasses from last summer too!

I really like black and white stripes so I bought this dress from H&M and a pair of striped flats from Payless too. I also got a couple summery scented candles from Bath & Body Works when there was a buy one get one free sale and they're so fruity and delicious smelling!

This is an outfit I tried on at H&M but didn't end up buying. I recently got a coupon for $10 off a $40 purchase at H&M though so I might have to go back and buy it!

So that's what I've been up to/bought over the past couple of weeks!
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