Sunday, May 10, 2015

MAC Wash and Dry Summer 2015 Collection

It’s full steam ahead as the MAC Wash & Dry Laundromat opens for business, so make a date with the good, clean fun. The suds are rising and the gossip is flowing with this breezy bronzing collection inspired by bright, fresh hues for a full spin or just a quick tumble. All in super-sleek packaging to set your cycle to chic!

MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Lipstick Creme DNude Morange Steam Heat Tumble Dry
LIPSTICK – $21 CAD / $17.50 USD
Creme D’Nude – light beige-pink nude (cremesheen)  Permanent
Morange – vivid orange (amplified)  Permanent
Steam Heat – vivid yellow-red (satin)
Tumble Dry – light peachy coral (lustre)
MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Lipglass Laundry List HotCold Girl on Board Domestic Diva

LIPGLASS – $20 CAD / $16.50 USD
Laundry List – vivid orange
Hot/Cold – true red
Girl on Board – light creme nude 
Domestic Diva – frosty watery pink

MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Technakohl Practice Makes Perfect Sudsy Coin Operated Colour MattersTECHNAKOHL LINER – $21 CAD / $17. 50 USD 
Practice Makes Perfect – deep blue green
Sudsy – navy blue
Coin Operated – metal grey with silver pearl
Colour Matters – lime

MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Permanent PressMAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Hot WashMAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Green Clean

Green Clean – pale white green / lime / deep khaki w/ gold pearls
Hot Wash – white with orange pearl gold, peachy orange, copper-gold-bronze
Permanent Press – white beige / calm brown bronze / black w/ gold pearls

MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Hipness blush
MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Freshen Up High-Light powderMAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Crisp Whites blushPOWDER BLUSH – $29 CAD / $24.50 USD
Hipness – light peach
Crisp Whites – pale tangerine with pearl

Freshen Up – color wave ranging from coral to neutral

MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Monday Blues Washeteria Nail Lacquer

NAIL LACQUER – $15.50 CAD / $13.50 USD  
Monday Blues – blue (cream)
Washeteria – blue green (cream)

MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Delicates Golden Rinse Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzing PowderSTUDIO SCULPT DEFINING BRONZING POWDER – $41 CAD / $35.50 USD
Golden Rinse – light brick reddish bronze with fine shimmer
Delicates – neutral deep bronze with fine gold shimmer

MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry Refined Golden Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder


Matte Bronze – bronze
Refined Golden – finely spun golden with soft pearl

The MAC Wash & Dry collection will be available online May 14 and in stores May 21 (North America). 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nail Tutorial: Gradient Polka Dots

Today I have a super exciting blog post for you! I will be doing a nail tutorial on these super easy and fun gradient polka dots that I shared on Google+ a little while ago. That being said, you should go follow me on Google+ because I post little bits of info on mine of my upcoming posts. 
So to start, you need:
  • a white polish
  • 2 polishes of your choice
  • a base coat and top coat 
  • 2 different sized dotting tools

So for how to create this super easy and exciting nail art.....
  1. Apply a base coat to protect your nails from staining and keep them healthy.
  2. Paint on 2 coats of your white polish to make it opaque
  3. Get your larger sized dotting tool and dip it into the first colour. Dot a few big dots onto the tips of your nails but don't go too far down the nail.
  4. Clean off the dotting tool and dip it into the other colour. Once again, make large dots on the tips of the nails, layering a few over the other colours. 
  5. After that, grab your smaller dotting tool and go into your first colour, for me it was the teal. Make smaller dots going farther down your nail to create the gradient. 
  6. Next, do the small steps with the other colour. I my case, it was pink.
  7. Lastly, let that dry a little bit and apply a generous amount of top coat.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Face Producs I've Been Loving for Spring

Hello everyone! How have you been? Today I will be sharing a few of my current favourite products with you all. The weather has been getting nicer and I've changed up a few of my makeup routine. So let's get started...

The first thing I've been enjoying is my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. This product is an oldie but a goodie and I've recently rediscovered it. Since the weather has been nicer, I have been wearing more minimal makeup and I often skip foundation and even a BB cream. I will just moisturize my skin well and then buff this powder all over my face for light even coverage on my face.

In conjunction with  that powder, I also have been using the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer to brighten up my under eye circles. My MAC prolongwear was too heavy for my liking in the spring and summer, so I opted for a lighter texture. This is my first time trying this concealer and I really like it. It is really creamy and easy to blend, yet it sets great as well. I haven't had any problems with this concealer creasing on me, as long as I set it with a powder right away.

Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed BronzerAnother favourite of mine lately is Benefit CORALista Blush . It is a super pretty peachy coral colour that adds a gorgeous glow and shimmer to your face. I really like using it in these summer months because it compliments a tan very nicely.

My last favourite face product is the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Bronzer. I just recently purchased this and it has been an absolute essential in my daily makeup routine. It provides great warm colour for the face and surprisingly works great on my very light complexion. It never gets orangey on me. (Review coming soon)   

Friday, April 3, 2015

First Impressions: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Hey guys! How have you been?
Lash Sensational Washable Mascara - Maybelline New YorkI honestly haven't tried any new products in such a long time. I am working on trying to use up what I have but I cracked and decided to purchase a mascara. There are so many new ones at the drugstore but the Maybelline Lash Sensational has been on my list for quite some time.

The claims of a "full fan effect" and the "liquid ink formula" really intrigued me for this one. I must say that I am quite impressed as well! The fan brush has short bristles on one side and on the other side, the bristles are long and thin.

To apply, I use the short bristles (the inside of the curve) to coat my lashes and get right in by the roots of the lashes. On the second coat, I go in with the other side to separate my lashes and fan them out.

My lashes before mascara (curled) 

Fan Brush 

Lashes with 1 coat of mascara 

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara 

Pros: I have the waterproof version and I find that it does a great job of curling AND holding the curl throughout the day... which is a honest miracle.
Cons: I find that this mascara is a little difficult to remove before bed. I have to rub a little harder with my coconut oil to fully remove it off my lashes but I think it is worth it. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Unique Ways to Workout

Hello everyone! Are you tired of doing the same workout routine every single time you decide to work out? If so, you might want to stick around, and read about how you can make your workout more fun and enjoyable.

The Gym is the most standard traditional way to work out. I'm not one to go out to workout very often but it is a nice option sometimes. I like that you are in an environment where you feel motivated. You also have access to all the special equipment that you might not have at home. For me, a downfall with the gym is the price. Even a membership will run you anywhere from $25-$40 a month depending where you go, therefore it isn't the most cost effective choice in my opinion.

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Another way to work out while having fun but still strengthening and toning your body are the blogilates workouts. A super talented girl runs the website and plans all these super fun, awesome workouts for you and me! The thing I enjoy about blogilates is that you use your own body to provide resistance when working out. Therefore, you don't need all these super fancy weights at home, just to see results. Right now I am working on the 30 Day Sleek Arms Challenge and I really enjoy committing a small part of my day to toning up my body.

One of the more recent ways I have been enjoying working out is following workout videos. They have ones based on yoga or my personal  fave, “The Biggest Loser last chance workout”. I can work out in the comfort of my own home and not feel embarrassed if I look funny doing it! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

DIY: Berry Banana Fruit Smoothie

 Hey guys! As promised, I have my recipe for the fruit smoothie I have been loving for the past month or so. I am not even sure how I came across this recipe or how I made it up, but that doesn't matter. The important thing is that I am going to share it with you!

  • Splash of milk
  • 4 Ice cubes
  • 1 cup of blueberries 
  • 1 banana 
  • 3/4 yogurt 
  • My fave blueberries 
  • 1 pack of sweetener (optional) 

  1. Add the blueberries and banana into the blender. 
  2. Scoop yogurt ontop of fruit and add a splash of milk. Add sweetener as well. 
  3. Blend until fruit is no longer solid.
  4. Drop in 4 cubes of ice and pulse until smoothie runs smooth.

Add the fruit 

Yogurt, milk & sweetener added to fruit 

Beautiful purple colour!!

Enjoy! :) 

Monday, March 23, 2015

MAC is Beauty Spring 2015

MAC is Beauty for Spring 2015

"No appointment required… Come in and indulge yourself in M∙A∙C Is Beauty: a world of pure, delicious vanity, where you can preen supreme to get that wow factor, emerging perfectly coiffed, polished and all glammed up. What’s wrong with being a little high-maintenance? Go from doll to diva in new hues of Eye Shadow, Cremesheen Glass, Lipstick, Nail Lacquer and sixteen shades of Fluidline."

Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Silly Bright white-pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Real Doll Light pink-lilac (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Reel Sexy Bright coral (Amplified) (Repromote)
  • Diva-ish Intense fuchsia (Amplified)
  • Make Me Gorgeous Intense coral pink (Amplified)
  • French Twist Light pink nude (Lustre)
  • Real Redhead Mauve nude (Lustre)
  • Call the Hairdresser! Rosy mauve (Lustre)
  • Catty Light creamy pink (Lustre)
  • Notice Me Pale lilac (Lustre)
  • Pure Vanity Pale peach nude (Lustre)
  • Highlights Very pale creamy peach (Lustre)

Pro Longwear Fluidline ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (New, Permanent)

These sixteen shades will be joining the permanent range under as a new formula, Pro Longwear Fluidline.
  • Lowlights Deep deep brown
  • Copperthorn Copper bronze
  • Our Secret Milk chocolate brown
  • Deliciously Rich Shimmering dirty taupe with gold pearl
  • ShadeDeep green
  • Midnight Snack Deep metal grey
  • Macroviolet Sparkly purple
  • Looking Good Sparkly burgundy
  • Ivy Fresh leaf green
  • Blue Peep Turquoise blue
  • Siahi Deep ocean blue
  • Brassy Brassy gold
  • Silverstroke Silver
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black
  • Blitz & Glitz Intense black with gold pearl
  • Waveline Navy blue with low level gold pearl

Eyeshadow ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Yogurt Chalky pale pink (Matte) (Repromote, Permanent)
  • Preening Pale mint-green shimmer (Satin)
  • Wow Factor Medium lavender (Satin)
  • Bouffant Pale peach shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)

Eye Kohl ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • I Get No Kick Pale nude shimmer (Repromote)

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • On the Scene Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Fashion Scoop Pale pink (Repromote)
  • Star Quality Bright pink (Repromote)
  • Japanese Spring Pale lilac (Repromote)

Beauty Powder ($26.00 U.S. / $31.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Alpha Girl Soft peachy pink with gold (Repromote)
  • Pearl Blossom Light pink with silver pearl (Repromote)

Studio Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • French Tipped Pale pink
  • To Dye For Pale peach
  • Doll Me Up Pale mint green

Brushes (Limited Edition)

  • 137 Long Blending ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
  • 221 Mini Tapered Blending ($24.00 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)
  • 267 Curved Angle ($24.00 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)

Availability: Online March 26th, 2015 for North America; select locations on April 2nd in North America; April 2015 (International, excludes China) for select stores

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