Playing with bright, bold makeup is such a meditative experience for me. I feel like my mind goes blank, I simply focus on the moment – blending, combining, exploring, creating. It’s therapeutic. On Thursday afternoon, instead of worrying about heading back to work on Friday morning, I sat down with a bunch of makeup, without a plan and just went for it. The final result was this bright pink and gold look – and I love the final look!

 

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I’ve always admired the look of oval brushes, they look so elegant and innovative. I had seen some high end variations of this style brush, but honestly, was never willing to fork out the cash for some expensive brands! As much as I love trying out new beauty I am also always looking for a good deal too!  When Simple Glam Girls reached out to me with an opportunity to try their Oval Brush Set*, I was excited to think I may have accidentally stumbled upon a great, affordable alternative.

I received the Lush Rose Gold Oval Set by Simple Glam Girls about a month ago. The set contains 10 gorgeous brushes of all shapes and sizes, perfect for creating looks with cream and powder products. I’ve been testing these brushes since they arrived and have been quite enjoying these little beauties!

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The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette has been a cult-favourite palette for quite some time since it was released last year. This palette comes highly recommended for both formula and colour range. It was many people’s favourite palette of 2016, and I honestly thought that the hype was going to die down into the new year. I still see people rave about this palette, so during the Sephora VIB sale, I decided it was time for me to try this palette out for myself!

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As all of us beauty junkies know, the Sephora VIB sale just passed. For Beauty Insiders, VIB & VIB Rouge members, it’s a special time that only happens twice a year! 15% off of beauty is kind of a big deal! I always look at this time as a great way to save on essentials and to try something new that I’ve been coveting for a long time. Although my haul isn’t massive, I still spent a fair amount and purchased some items I am SO excited about so wanted to share them with you!

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After seeing endless hype for the Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation, I needed to give it a try for myself! This liquid foundation retails for just $8CAD (just $5.99 for my US friends) and is getting so many amazing reviews comparing it to higher-end formulas. So, how could I not be intrigued?

The claims

Weirdly enough, this product doesn’t claim much at all. Both the packaging and the Wet n Wild website talk about how it performs under lighting conditions. Basically, this is said to give you camera-ready skin and reduce the white cast caused by photography. Strange claims. There is nothing about coverage, longevity, skin concerns. This was pretty weird to me when I started seriously looking into the product, but for $8 it was worth trying out on my own. I do love that Wet n Wild offers this in 20 shades, which is a great selection! The range does seem to be lacking in selection for darker skin tones, however.

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