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    Winter Favourites

     

    Since we’re still in the midst of winter I figured it would be the perfect time to share some of my favourite makeup products of the season! I was lucky enough to be given a few new products for Christmas, and I also picked up a few things for myself.

    1)  Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Pepper: Okay, so for starters Bite Beauty is my favourite lipstick brand, everything they make is amazing. I especially love the Amuse Bouche lipsticks because they smell heavenly and they’re so moisturizing which is perfect for the winter. The shade is the prettiest dark nude and goes with any makeup!

    2) MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Chili: I’ve been obsessed with warm/orangey tones so this was a must have for me. It’s a great alternative to the Tarte Quick dry Matte liquid lipstick in XOXO and because its a matte lipstick but not liquid its much less drying!

    3) NUDESTIX What’s your matte Reds + Nudes: I bought this set from Sephora because I had been itching to try Nudestix and seriously they did not disappoint! These shades are so pretty, lightweight and long wearing. It’s also such a good deal! The products are nearly the same size as the full size (2.5 gram vs. the full size at 2.8g) at a fraction of the price. The set is 28$ CAD!

    4) Fenty Beauty Foudation: I waited for soooooo long for this to get restocked, so when it did I jumped on it! I had heard the most amazing things about this and I have to agree. First off the colour match is spot on! The consistency is super thin and kind of watery which I love and it provides really nice coverage. The only downside is that its a matte foundation so I have to make sure I really moisturize beforehand.

    5) Benefit Boi-ing Concealer: I actually loved this so much its empty! Its so hydrating and doesn’t crease under my eyes which is ideal (eye-deal.. see what I did there?). It’s a bit pricier in terms of the amount that you get, but to me it was well worth it!

    6) NARS Laguna Bronzer: I got this in a points redemption and I can’t get enough. Something I’ve always loved about NARS powders is how smooth they are, and how well they sit on my skin. I’ve been using this along with my Hoola Lite for added depth + warmth. I’ll definitely be purchasing the full size when I run out.

    7) Too Faced Hangover Primer: This is such a great primer – honestly I am so picky with primers because my skin breaks out so easily but I’ve had zero problems and it actually helps my makeup stay put and look great!

    8) Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette Palette: I was given this for Christmas and I can’t get enough. I love Tarte as a brand, and these shadows are pigmented, smooth, blend well and smell like cake! Whats not to love?

     

    Do you switch up or favour different products in different seasons? If so what have you been loving this winter? Let me know in the comments!

     

    Until next time,

    J

     

     

     

    New Year, New Hair !

    A new year always feels like a fresh start, or a new beginning. So why not feel your very best? Thats what I asked myself anyways.

    When it comes to my hair I get pretty restless and love making changes – but that being said I’ve been trying to grow out my hair for the past year or so, and lets just be honest theres not much you can change while you’re growing your hair out!

    I went down to Artel Salon in Vancouver to see Allie Routledge  (@alliedoesgoodhair) to get a freshen up my look. The salon was super easy to find and seriously so cute! My whole experience was awesome – we listened to 80’s + 90’s guilty pleasures and chatted the whole time.

    I opted to lighten up my balayage as well with bring the colour up a bit and freshen up my cut (bye bye dead ends!). Allie was so great with nailing down my vision and understanding what I really wanted out of my hair, which was so nice.

    *Side note – how cute are the foils?! They’re pink!!!

     

    BEFORE: Uneven ends + brassy tones

     

    AFTER: fresh cut + lighter + cool/neutral tone

     

    Allie brightened up my balayage and trimmed my hair without taking too much off! My hair feels so much healthier now and I am in love with the end result. If you’re looking for a new stylist I would highly recommend going to see her if you’re in the lower mainland! You can check out her instagram here + make sure to follow my instagram for an upcoming promotion!

    Until next time,

    J

    Winter Skincare Routine

    Seeing as winter is in full swing, and my skin is suffering I figured it would be the perfect time to share my winter skincare routine!

    Typically in the morning I just rinse my face with water instead of washing it with cleanser, and at night I take off my makeup with Garnier’s micellar water, and then cleanse with my Marcelle Hyrda-C exfoliating cleanser.

    After cleansing I follow up with my Breath of Fresh Air toner from Lush, and then my Vichy booster. Once that soaks into my skin I finish with my Marcelle Hydra-C moisturizer and eye cream!

    If I’m having any breakouts I treat them with Grease Lightning from Lush, and put it on before my hydration booster.

    My last must have for dry skin is the Boscia gel exfoliant. I honestly love this stuff so much! I’ve heard really mixed reviews but personally it’s my favourite. It gets rid of all of the dry/dead skin without being too harsh on my skin.

    All of the products are linked here!

    Garnier Micellar Water | Vichy Hydration Booster | Marcelle Hydra-C Moisturizer | Marcelle Hyrda-C Eye cream | Lush Grease Lightning | Lush Breath of Fresh Air | Boscia Gel Exfoliant

    *For reference my skin is usually combination during the summer, and dry in the winter – but more recently my skin has gone to dry all the time. I have occasional hormonal breakouts and my skin is also fairly sensitive. 

    I hope that this helped you pick out some new products if you’re also dealing with super dry skin this season!

    Until next time,

    J