MONTHLY FAVOURITES: BEAUTY EDITION
Apologies for how late this post is, March and April continued to be job searching months for this gal – but don’t worry by the end of April I landed an amazing new position – which led to May becoming an extremely busy month adjusting to my new job and schedule. Over these three months, I tried out a number of new beauty products so I figured why not kill two birds with one stone and do a Monthly Favourites: Beauty Edition.
NYX Matte Bronzer – Deep
I am in love with NYX and this bronzer did not disappoint. Going into the summer I was looking for a darker bronzer and this one is perfect and blends perfectly.
NYX Illuminator – Enigmatic
If you are looking for a price friendly but still amazing highlight – this is the one for you!
Covergirl: The Super Sizer Mascara
This has become my all time favourite mascara. The brush alone is enough to swoon over. The brush is small and catches every single lash! Not to mention it is super inexpensive – BONUS.
Covergirl: So Lashy! Blast Pro Mascara
Another mascara – because you can never have too many. This mascara paired with The Super Sizer is an amazing combo that makes my lashes look fantastic.
Urban Decay Primer
This is literally the most amazing product I have ever used. This primer changes colors to match your skin – it’s like magic! It can certainly be used as a regular primer under foundation, but what I am loving most about it is now that I have a bit of a tan – this primer with concealer and power eliminates the need for foundation day-to-day.
Urban Decay Setting Spray
Now, this isn’t a new product for me however they do have new packaging that makes me very happy. The old packaging was white and always got filthy in my makeup bag. Now it is dark and stays much cleaner looking.
BUDGET FRIENDLY BEAUTY
Over the past several months my makeup collection has consisted of only the basics. I buy what I need when I need it! This has been great for the bank account while still allowing me to purchase all of my favourite MAC and Sephora products. In December, my bank account simply wouldn’t allow me to purchase my favourites as money was going towards the holidays. Of course, I ran out of all my staples at the same time, so I decided it was time to experiment with some drugstore products and find substitutes for those months where Sephora and MAC are not in the budget.I was pleasantly surprised by these products and had to share!
SEPHORA & MAC
Benefit POREfessional Primer $39
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder $38
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Precision Longwear Liner $24
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara $31
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray $39
NYX Pore Filler Primer $16
Milani Multitasker Face Powder $9
L’Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Liner $11
Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion $8
L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray $15
If anyone decides to try any of these products or has recommendations of their own, please comment below. I would be delighted to hear from you!
TOP FIVE FAVOURITE BEAUTY VLOGGERS
I don’t know about you darlings but I am a HUGE YouTube fan. I turn to YouTube and my favourite beauty vloggers for advice on what products to purchase, which products to avoid and how to properly use them. Before I discovered these five delightful ladies I was lost when it came to makeup.
Here are my TOP FIVE FAVOURITE BEAUTY VLOGGERS (in no particular order) that I highly recommend you check out – they are truly delightful!
Zoe (Zoella) Sugg
GIRLY GIRL POWER
I am a girly girl through and through. For as long as I can remember I have loved clothes, makeup and obsessed over my hair. I find true joy in putting together outfits – the way switching shoes or adding accessories can completely transform your look.
Due to these interests, people sometimes tend to get the wrong impression of me – and it isn’t only me. Girls who enjoy taking the time to do their hair and makeup and put together a stylish outfit get labeled as Divas or high maintenance.
Just because we often have our hair and makeup done people assume we wouldn’t be caught dead in public sans makeup, or in a pair of sweats.
That couldn’t be more wrong.
I wanted to write this post to shout out all my fellow girly girls who embrace their love and interest in fashion and beauty and don’t deserve to be judged for it.
Every girl has different interests and opinions about makeup and fashion – and that’s okay. If you are someone who chooses not to wear makeup and prefers a more natural look, go for it! If you enjoy wearing makeup and glamming it up – do it! At the end of the day, it’s YOUR face and your body. It’s completely your choice how you cover it.