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    Spring Favourites

    Hello friends! It feels like it’s been forever since I wrote a blog post (oooooopsie). Life has felt busy and honestly I haven’t really been in the headspace to be writing and sharing (even if it is about makeup).

    But hey, I’m back now! I figured with summer right around the corner I would share my spring favourites. All of the products I’m sharing today are beauty products – not because I don’t have skin care favourites, but rather I plan on sharing my routine in another post!

    Anyways lets get to it!

    1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation: I’ve always been a huge fan of this foundation – in fact this is a repurchase! I’ve been using it so much the last few months I thought I should share it with you guys. The foundation is full coverage, super smooth and comfortable on the skin. I only use a very small amount but because its full coverage a little goes a long way! The thing I love most about this is that it works over my sunscreen, and doesn’t break me out!

    2. NUDESTIX Tinted Blur: I bought this maybe a month or so ago, and I am in love. Seriously this is the best! It is very sheer but gives your skin such a beautiful smooth look. Your skin, but better! The stick formula is also super convenient to throw in your purse or your makeup bag if you travel a lot. Again this goes over moisturizer and sunscreen beautifully and sits so nicely on the skin!

    3. Smashbox Cali Contour Palette: This palette has become such a go-to for me! The bronzer and contour shades are so beautiful and work well on my fair skin. The blush is also such a perfect tone for natural makeup! It’s definitely a great all in one face palette and, perfect for travel.

    4. NUDESTIX Illumi-naughty: I can’t say enough good things about this highlighter. Its just the most perfect formula and gives such a beautiful glow to the skin. It’s also light enough for my fair skin unlike a lot of other highlighters.

    5. NUDESTIX In the Nude: This is for sure my favourite blush of the moment – I alternate between using my smashbox palette and this blush with other cream products. When applied with a brush it gives a super natural flush to the skin and lasts so well throughout the day.

    6. NUDESTIX Eyebrow Stylus + Gel: Okay, this gel… I don’t even have the words. I love it so much. It holds my brows in place all day and dries down perfectly. Safe to say its my holy grail brow gel. The brow pencil itself is also really nice, its a small triangle shape and goes on effortlessly! Overall a great combination product and perfect for anyone on the go!

    7. NYX Micro Brow Pencil: This is a great dupe for the ABH brow wiz, the tip is super small and goes on very smooth. The tip makes creating natural brows really easy and I also like that they include a spooly on the end.

    8. NUDESTIX gel colour lip + cheek in “Pulse”: This formula is so nice, its like a lipstick and balm in one. I love wearing this when my lips feel dry! The colour is such a pretty plummy nude and it’s become one of my go-to’s!

    9. NUDESTIX lip + cheek in “blush”: This formula is more of a lipstick, but still super hydrating. This shade is such a nice warm nude! I love it on its own or mixed with my BITE 036 lip pencil (AKA my perfect nude).

    10. NUDESTIX magnetic matte lip in “rose”: This lives in my bag (along with the other lippies mentioned) and it’s my go-to for any long/busy day. The magnetic matte formula literally lasts through anything! Its kiss proof, transfer proof and pretty much food proof. But the best part is that its so freaking comfortable. It never feels tight or dry, and even though it stays on all day, it comes off with micellar water like a dream.

    11. Urban Decay Naked Basics: I’ve had this palette for a long time, but recently I’ve found myself reaching for it a lot more! It has such great neutral shades I wear it almost everyday to work. It’s also super compact which I personally love!

    12. NUDESTIX magnetic matte eye pencil “putty”: This would be my alternative to powder shadow – I put this colour all over my lid to neutralize any redness or eye veins (because who likes those?). It’s so great because it doesn’t crease and lasts so well all day! It also works beautifully under other darker shades!

    13. Benefit Roller Lash: This might be one of my top 3 mascaras of all time. The tiny brush makes it so easy to get all the tiny lashes, and doesn’t clump or flake at all! The only downside is that it’s a bit difficult to get off, so if you buy it I would recommend getting waterproof makeup remover!


    * Clearly I am obsessed with all of my nudestix goodies (but seriously I love this brand) – and I’m sure you will be too! If you want to purchase anything from their site you can use my code “jadedallasharms10” for 10% off of your order! ALSO, I will be giving away a few of my faves on my instagram so keep your eyes peeled!

     

    Let me know what you’ve been loving this last season in the comments below!

    Until Next time,

    J

    The Ollie Quinn Experience

    So if you follow me on social media you already know I own a lot of glasses… and I’ll probably keep getting more, because why not?! They’re an accessory I actually need, and wear every day. Having different frames is a great way to switch up my look or add a little pop to a simple outfit (plus they make me look smarter, right?).

    Recently I had to pleasure of going into Ollie Quinn in Gastown to get the “Ollie Quinn experience”. As someone who chooses glasses online this was new to me! Like a traditional optical there was a ton of frames to try on, but the environment felt super relaxed and no one was pushing me to buy anything or up-sell me. The staff were so helpful, and even pulled a handful of frames that would suit me!

    They have every kind of frame, and the price point is great! After trying on a bunch of glasses (and nearly buying some pretty dramatic ones) I settled on a pair of deep tortoise ones with the prettiest rose gold arm accent called Clemes!

    Overall the experience was awesome, and I would highly recommend checking them out next time you’re downtown, or even browse their collection online!

    If you want to see how I style these frames check out my Instagram page!

    Until next time,

    J

     

    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