Ways to Transition Your Makeup from Summer to Fall

Even though a lot of people consider it fall as soon as September hits, we’re now officially into fall. I don’t know about you, but I always find it a little awkward to transition my makeup between seasons, whether it’s from summer to fall or winter to spring. I find it hard to go right from bright pinks and blues to vampy purples and reds, or also from barely wearing any makeup in the summer to going back to a fairly full face. Today’s post consists of a few tips I have in my arsenal on how to transition your makeup routine from summer to fall, which will also take into account some of the fall trends we’ll be seeing this year. I’ve also included some recommendations on a few products; although I haven’t tried all of these products myself, they’re items I think will help to achieve these looks and effects.

Read More »

6 Month Update: My Experience with The Ordinary Products (Part 2)

Hello, everyone! I’m still on vacation and I know I haven’t replied to your comments in my last few posts or commented on your posts, but I promise I will catch up soon! Today’s post is a continuation of my post from Tuesday, which is a review of a few products from The Ordinary. Today’s post will cover the following products:

100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peel

Read More »

6 Month Update: My Experience with The Ordinary Products (Part 1)

The Ordinary is a brand that I’ve been wanting to try for the longest time, and I finally took the plunge back in March. After a few months of using a handful of their products, I’m finally doing a review of how some of their products worked for me. I have used the following from the brand, so please stay tuned if you’re interested in any of them:

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Marine Hyaluronics
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
100% Plant Derived Squalane
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
AHA 30% + BHA 2%

Today I’ll be covering the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Marine Hyaluronics, and the Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. Stay tuned if you want to hear about the other products, as I will be reviewing those on Thursday.

Read More »

Review: ColourPop Super Shock Shadows & Highlighters

Hi everyone! Over the last eight or nine months, I’ve started collecting a few ColourPop Super Shock products. I currently own six of their shadows and two of their highlighters, and today I’m doing a review of the shades I have. It’s tough to choose between everything that ColourPop has to offer, but I think that so far, the Super Shock products are one of my favourite products that I’ve tried from the brand. The formula is easy to use and the pigmentation is generally great (more details later on), not to mention the texture is quite interesting. Read on for more details!

THE BASICS

I ordered these straight from the ColourPop website; the company offers free shipping for purchases over $30 USD within the United States, and for international customers like me, shipping is free for orders over $50 USD, otherwise you pay $9.99 USD for shipping. I did not have to pay customs for either of the orders.

The Super Shock Shadows retail for $5 USD and the Super Shock Cheeks retail for $8 USD. Both the shadows and the cheek products are made in the USA. The Super Shock products are supposed to be metallic and bold, with no creasing or fading.

Read More »

Makeup I’m Taking on Vacation

Hi everyone! After what seems like waiting forever, we’re finally leaving for our vacation in Japan tomorrow, so today I’m sharing with you the makeup and skincare I’m taking with me. I got eyelash extensions a few days ago so that I wouldn’t have to bring an eyelash curler, mascara, or eyeliner, so you won’t be seeing these three items in my makeup bag. Read on to see what I’m bringing!

SKINCARE

I always used to save skincare samples to bring on vacation, but then I realized that using all-new products in an environment that my skin wasn’t used to was a recipe for disaster. For the past few vacations we’ve gone to, I’ve started bringing a condensed routine of my every day skincare, and my skin seems to have responded better to that.

Garnier_Miscellar_Water_Laneige_Cleanser.jpg

Read More »

July-September Movies I’ve Watched

Hi everyone! Today is the third installment of my 50-movie challenge for 2018. Read on to see what I watched in the last three months!

Cars 3 – 4/5

I’m a big fan of Pixar movies, and I loved, loved, loved the first Cars movie back in the day. The second one I did not like at all, so I was pretty apprehensive about the third – sequels tend to get worse and worse, and I always feel like they should just quit while they’re ahead. I was actually pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this one – it had a lot of heart.

Bad Moms – 4/5

This movie was hilarious! It’s about three overworked and underappreciated moms that decide they’ve had enough and go wild. I really loved the cast – the moms had a lot of chemistry together. Even though it’s a chick flick, my husband enjoyed it, too.

How To Be Single – 4/5

I didn’t know much about this movie going into it and thought it might be one of those silly chick movies with no storyline, but it ended up being a very thoughtful movie. The characters learn that it’s okay to be happy about being single, to not be happy about being single, but also that it’s okay not be be single. I really liked the cast, how all of the story lines fit together, and the ending was really satisfying.

Read More »

Project Pan Volume #2 – Update 1

Happy Tuesday, everyone! For those of you in Canada and the US, I hope you had a good long weekend. Fall has always felt like a new beginning to me in some ways, because it’s a new school year. Even though I haven’t been in school for a long time, it still feels like that for me!

Today’s blog post is a update on my second Project Pan of the year, which I started in July. I felt like I totally failed on my Project Pan these last two months by not using the products as much as I should have, but I realized I used more than I thought once I started weighing the products. In the post where I introduce the items I selected for my Project Pan, I realized that I took photos in a way that aren’t very good for before/after comparisons, so I consciously tried to do a better job this time.

Read More »