Flawless glow


So I’ve been trying out one of MAC’s Mineralized Skinfinish in Cheeky Bronze. Let’s just say it’s beautiful.

For a girl like me, not much makeup but the obsession is growing, this is great. It allows for a subtle highlight and a bit of bronze glow to my fair skin. Even with the summer around and a more tanned skin – the shimmer comes across flawlessly. On low key days, I’ll dab a bit across the bridge of my nose and some on the upper cheek bones. For those all-out makeup sessions, I’ll apply a little heavier on the cheek bone area, nose bridge, and cubid’s bow.


I have acne-prone/oily skin but with the proper set up of primer and foundation and a finishing matte spray this Skinfinish is amazing.

4/5 thumbs up.

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Morning Shifts and Makeup

Ok so I work in retail in the back of the store and this does mean 6am start times. So I’m waking up around 4:45/5. Would you put makeup on? My answer is sometimes.

Just like any other student with late nights and early classes. Or parents. Or just about anyone in a rush. What works?

My top quick go to items:

1) BB/CC cream

2) Quick blend of bronzer

3) Mascara

4) Setting spray

I am then a little more put together for when the store opens but also get 15 extra minutes of sleep and who doesn’t love that?

I’m trying a new nyx matte finishing spray so I’ll try it out for a couple days and let you know!

Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation

I am a sucker for cheap anything, ranging from food to makeup. This comes from trying to be money savvy, and living as a student through university. But now that I work and am shortly graduating, I’m looking for worth it investments. So as a typical 20-something woman I glided into Sephora.

Now I am the first to say, I love makeup but I do not know much about it. Kat Von D was an inspiration growing up, paving a way for women and looking badass doing it. So I thought why not try her foundation line?

With 68 colour tones to match with I thought I couldn’t go wrong. So being the money savvy girl I am I made sure to get my skin tone matched, and then went all in and for a higher end foundation – $42.00 wasn’t too painful.

The website claims its creamy and pigmented and a long-wear liquid formula. It is definitely a full coverage foundation, which is much needed when dealing with adult acne or even discolouration. I would be careful with the matte finish, although lovely for people like me with oily skin – would definitely flake on drier types. And to add as bonus, it is vegan and completely cruelty free.

Now for the real test results.

I was told it would best set with a powder, and so being the good student I am I followed suit. I have to say I love this foundation, but I definitely noticed I have to truly prep my face for it – it is not a throw on and go sort of routine. Although typically oily, my chin had flaking bits of foundation on the first test. With a little research and much better preparation however, it continues now to look flawless. And a little really does go a long way, which makes my investment feel well appreciated.

Out of 5 thumbs up? I’d give it 3.5

 

 

When life catches up

I have clearly taken a leave of absence after only a couple of blog posts but I have come to realize I love to write and need to write. Do you ever have that? A need that just internally satisfies you? Writing has always been that for me since childhood. So how do you make time for your small true loves?

  1. Plan it.
    • This is key. Whether you are tech savvy and use a smartphone app, or old fashion and love a day planner (I use both).
  2. Indulge.
    • Enjoy it! Allow this time for your passion to completely consume you in the moment.
  3. Repeat.

So what do you love to do?