Soft and Romantic Make Up Look!

Hello beautiful people!

I hope you all had wonderful weekend’s, and that you’re spending this lovely Sunday relaxing!

Today I thought I’d share a make up look that I’ve been wearing A LOT lately.
Now, I love a winged eye and fake lashes as much as the next girl, it’s such an edgy and sexy look, but sometimes I really love wearing this kind of buffed out, soft and romantic look that makes me feel super pretty and feminine.

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This is a look I really love to wear when I want to feel super girly and really just enhance my natural features. My sister refers to this as “looking like a Fairy” whenever I do this look for her, because it’s just soft and sparkly and really beautiful.
I also figured that Valentine’s Day is coming up, and this would be a great look to wear out with your partner, or on a first date or even if you’re just hanging with your girlfriends ( or really just anytime, because it is so gorgeous).

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dscn3687For my Complexion I used:
– Becca blacklight Priming Filter to give my skin that radiant “lit from within” look. (This is just a sample but I love it and will definitely be picking up the full size)
– My trusty Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in the shade 0.5
– Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in the shade 1 Fair for blemishes and redness
– My holy grail Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in the shade fair/neutral for under the eyes
– L’Oréal Infallable pro-matte powder through my t-zone to prevent shine
All of these products together make my skin look healthy and glowing without looking like I have a tonne of make up on.

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– Benefit Ka-brow in number 2 to create my something from nothing eyebrows
– Benefit Gimme Brow in the shade light to define the hairs that are there and all a bit of volume
These babies have changed my brow game hard! Benefit has really upped their brow products and I am so impressed.

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– Burberry Earthy Blush in the shade Light Glow to contour my cheekbones
– Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow in the shade light to add some warmth and glow to my skin
– Clinique blush in Peach Pop on the apples of my cheeks to add a girly and healthy pink flush to my skin

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– Urban Decay Primer Potion to prep my lids
– Urban Decay & Gwen Stefani eye shadow Palette
(Swatches from left to right : Pop, Bath Water, Steady, Anaheim, Zone and Punk)
I used steady all over the lid, with Anaheim and Zone buffed into the crease, outer corner and under my eyes. I patted a bit of Pop into the center of the eyelid to add a bit of glitter, and I used Bathwater to highlight the brow bone and inner corners of my eyes. Finally, I used Punk along my lash line to make my lashes look thick and add a bit of definition.
– For mascara I used Maybelline Lash Sensational and of course my Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

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– Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in the shade Sable which is a really pretty rosey pink shade

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The finished look!! I love wearing this so much!

Let me know in the comments what kind of look you love to wear to feel pretty and girly.

That’s all for now my loves,
Until next time, xoxo
-Lo

An Afternoon At The Races – FOTD & outfit

Hello beautiful people!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, let me know in the comments what you got up to!

Yesterday my family and I went to the local race track to bet on the horses for my dad’s birthday! This is the second year in a row we’ve done it, and it’s so much fun! We eat a lovely buffet lunch, dress up and wear fancy hats and scream like maniacs at the horses we want to win.
Since it’s an occasion to get a little glam, I thought I’d share what kind of make up look I went for, and what I wore with you guys!

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This is a photo of my sister Jen and I, she has a photo blog here on WordPress if you want to check it out!

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For my complexion I used:
Benefit the pore-fessional primer
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in the shade 0.5
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in the shade fair neutral for under my eyes
Collection lasting perfection concealer in the shade fair 1 for blemishes
Rimmel stay matte powder for the shiny areas
Charlotte Tillbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow to contour
Becca Shadow and Light bronzer to add a little warmth to my face
Becca with Jaclyn Hill shimmering skin perfector in Champagne pop to highlight my cheekbone
NARS blush in Almeria for the apples of my cheeks

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For my eyes I used:
Anastasia dip brow in Soft Brown for my brows
Urban Decay primer potion
Stila eyes are the window palette in Soul
Kat Von D tattoo liner in Trooper for my wings
Covergirl Full Lash Bloom mascara
I also wore a few of the ardell individual lashes, but I forgot to photograph them *oops*

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For the finishing touches I used:
Bite Beauty lip pencil in the shade Sable
Urban Decay de-slick oil control setting spray

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I’m super happy with how this look turned out! Still glam, but not too much for day-time!

I didn’t manage to take a picture of my full outfit, but I wore this beautiful dress from Anthropologie I picked up a few months ago, and these cute little sandals I bought at a DSW in Cleveland a few years back!
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Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more posts like this!
Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 18! – A festive make-up look!

Hello beautiful people!
Tonight is my Christmas cookie decorating party! I’m so excited to see all my best girlfriends and enjoy some tasty treats.
I thought I’d share my make-up look with you guys because it’s definitely holiday party appropriate, and would be great for new years as well!
But first:
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I wanted to incorporate glitter into tonights look, because really, if you can’t wear glitter to a Christmas party when can you?
and I definitely wanted to wear a red lip, so I went through my collection and this is the look I ended up with!
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Products used for complexion:
Bobbi Brown long wear even finish foundation in the shade porcelain
Benefit boi-ing concealer in 01
Nars radiant creamy concealer in Chantilly
Make up forever HD loose powder
Sleek contour kit in light
Becca shimmering skin perfector in opal
MAC blush in cubic
Anastasia dip brow in soft brown
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Products used for eyes:
Urban Decay primer potion
Too faced semi-sweet chocolate bar palette
Shades: Coconut crème all over the lid, mousse and truffled through the crease and outer corner, butter pecan for inner corner highlight and brow bone.
Kat Von D tattoo liner in trooper
Urban Decay heavy metal glitter liner in glam rock
Too faced better than sex mascara
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Products used for lips:
Bite beauty lip crayon in pomegranate
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I’m really happy with the way this look turned out! I definitely think I’ll be wearing this again throughout the holiday season!

Today’s movie was the Polar Express which I watched while I was getting ready! one of my holiday favourites, because I just love Tom Hanks.
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Have a beautiful evening!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo

Bite Beauty Holiday Kit Review

Hello beautiful people!
It’s finally snowing here in Toronto and I’m so excited! I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely love the snow. It makes everything look magical and amazing, trees and houses look more beautiful, even Christmas lights look prettier when there’s snow on the ground. Not to mention it creates the coziest environment, whenever it snows I just want to sit with a cozy blanket and watch a movie or drink apple cider. (Snow addiction ramble over)

I recently picked up the Bite Beauty “Best Bite Remix” Holiday kit ($29) and I’m over the moon with the lip crayons in this kit so I had to tell you guys about it because it’s incredible value for money and would make a great Christmas gift without breaking the bank.

This beautiful little set comes with 4 mini high pigment lip pencils, it’s packaged in a little tin that has a pretty good size mirror in the lid but other than that isn’t the most practical packaging.
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The name of these babies speaks for itself, they have incredible pigmentation not to mention the formulation is really good. They aren’t matte but they’re not overly glossy, they stay on your lips really well and since they’re made by bite beauty they’re actually food grade. Which means you’re not introducing anything nasty into your system and the colours are gorgeous as well.
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Sablé is a beautiful nude colour that would look gorgeous for everyday or paired with a smoky eye
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Rhubarb is a slightly plumy colour which is a little darker than my natural lip colour, this one is actually my favourite in the whole kit.
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Winterberry is a wine shade which is a little more purple than red and would look gorgeous with a little black dress at a holiday party.
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Pomegranate is pure red, it’s actually a great red to wear with winged liner and some glitter if you’re feeling festive.

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I can’t rave about this kit enough, it’s honestly incredible. If you know someone who would love a kit like this whether they’re a beginner or a make-up junkie like all of us this little guy will come in handy for sure. It would also make a great stocking stuffer or you could even break it up and give one to four friends OR you could keep it for yourself because it’s awesome.
Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo

October Favourites!

Hello Beautiful people!
I hope you all had an exceptional weekend and a safe and fun Halloween!
My sister threw a Halloween party so Carmen and I went dressed up as Sully and Boo from monsters INC, we had a lot of fun and I’m still trying to finish off the left over candy! What did you guys dress up as?
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I don’t know about you guys but when the weather gets chillier I have a tendency to switch up some of my products that are a little more full coverage and matte as opposed to the dewy and sheer finishes that are so beautiful in the warmer months.
I think it’s because the colder months are full of comfort food, sweet treats and lots of apple cider and hot chocolate which is not great for your skin! And of course the holidays are a great time to play with your make up looks and wear a little bit more than you normally would!
My first favourite is the boi-ing concealer from Benefit in the shade 01 ($26), I was loving this in October for blemishes and under the eyes. It has a very creamy and bendable consistency but it is quite thick and very full coverage which I felt like I needed after traveling and all the sweets I’ve been eating. This product layers beautifully over all my foundations and is a perfect match for my skin tone, it does crease a little bit under the eyes but that doesn’t bother me too much because most concealers crease on me.
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Next is the Rimmel scandaleyes waterproof kohl kajal eye liner in the shade 005 nude ($7.99). I’ve really been loving using this on the water line, especially when I’m going for a really bold lip and a neutral eye because I find it just brightens and opens up my eyes so nicely. This is a great tip just for everyday because it makes your eyes look so much bigger!
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Too faced better than sex mascara ($30) has not left my make-up bag since I bought the full size at the beginning of the month. This mascara coats my lashes beautifully in product and is buildable to get a really sexy and full volume lash look. It flakes a little bit after wearing it for a few hours but again, the way my lashes look with this mascara on, it doesn’t bother me to wipe a few flakes out from under my eyes. This mascara is expensive but the results are amazing! And Sephora has a lot of great gift sets that include the full size as well as some deluxe samples at the moment, so if you’ve been itching to try this I would HIGHLY recommend it.
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Before I left for Texas I got my eyebrows tinted a pretty dark brown colour, mostly because I didn’t want to have to fill them in everyday and because bold brows are very in right now. When I get home and the tint had faded a little bit I needed something darker to fill them in, so I found the Benefit cosmetics brow-zings palette in my collection and I am obsessed. I have the shade light ($38) the kit comes with a powder and a tinted wax, 2 brushes and a little pair of tweezers. I love the powder because it’s a great colour, it’s a taupe with a little bit of an ashy quality, once I’ve filled them in with the powder I use the little angled brush and apply the wax over top to darken them and help them stay in place. My brows have never looked so good! I think I’ll be using this a lot through the colder months because I’m loving how they look when they’re a little darker.
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Bite beauty cashmere lip cream in Bordeaux ($32) has been my go-to bold lip all month. It’s a beautiful burgundy shade with intense pigmentation. It’s got a good creamy consistency so it doesn’t dry out your lips, it’s not a super glossy formulation but it’s not completely matte either. The bottle comes with a doe-foot applicator, but you could apply it with a brush for a less intense dose of colour or go right on with the applicator for full on pigmentation. I think it’s going to stay in my make-up bag for holiday parties and dinners because this stuff has great staying power, obviously if you’re eating you’re going to need to re-apply but all in all it doesn’t slide around too much – I’d use a straw for your drinks though.
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Those are some of the products I was loving in October, let me know what some of yours were!
And keep your eyes peeled for my next post which is going to be my everyday fall/winter make-up look!
Don’t forget to hit all the good buttons!
until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

Birthday outfit and make-up look!

Hello beautiful people! I hope you all had a wonderful week!
As some of you may know from my previous post last Saturday (July 26th) was my 23rd birthday! It was a really incredible weekend full of family and friends and definitely made me appreciate the amazing people that I have in my life. Saturday night I went out to a pub here in Toronto called Paupers with a few friends and had some drinks and food and a lot of laughs! I thought I’d do a post about the outfit I wore and the make-up I used!

Unfortunately in all my excitement with it being my birthday and all I completely forgot to get someone to take a photo of just me and my outfit! (I know, so bad I’m sorry!) So I just have this one of me and Carmen, but I took a photo of everything all laid out for you guys so you could see them a little more closely as well.
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I wore a peplum top from Anthropologie which I got on sale for $30! I love this top because it’s a soft fabric and the bottom is scalloped which I think is really cute and feminine, I also love that it has a little peep hole in the back adding a little bit of sexiness to the top. Again so sorry I didn’t take better photos of me in the clothes!
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I wore dark skinny jeans from American Eagle ($49.99) which are super comfortable and also super flattering
and finally I wore blue Jeffery Campbell heels which I bought on sale last summer but I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for them. I love these shoes, they’re not so high that I’m going to snap an ankle but they’re high enough that I still feel flirty and cute when I wear them and I adore the fact that they’re blue.
My purse is just a brown little bag I bought from ALDO a million years ago; I wanted to use this because it actually zips up and also because it’s small and easy to carry around. I know it doesn’t match my outfit but it’s also the kind of bag I can toss around and not be worried because it’s so old and well loved.

For make-up I really wanted to do something a little bit smokey but with some colour so I used my brand new Naked 3 palette which I bought myself as an early birthday gift (woops) I used a lot of the colours, really building them up and creating the look I really wanted to achieve and I was super happy with how it came out.
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Foundation : Estee Lauder Double Wear in 1C1 Cool Bone
concealer : NARS radiant creamy concealer in Chantilly
Brows: MAC Omega
Primer: Urban Decay primer potion
Eye shadows: From the Urban Decay Naked 3
Buzz all over the lid
Limit through the crease and outer corner
nooner over top of Limit to add a little more depth to the colour
Factory concentrated to the outer corner
blackheart over top of factory and under the eye
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Eye liner: Kat Von D tattoo liner at the lash line to add definition
Mascara: Maybelline pumped up colossal volume express
powder : Rimmel stay matte
bronzer: Too faced Chocolate bronzer in Milk chocolate, I used this to contour and around the hair line to add definition to my face
Blush: NARS seduction, I used this on the apples to add a little colour to my cheeks
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Highlighter: MAC mineralized skin finish in lightscapade, I used this on the tops of my cheek bones
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lipstick: BITE beauty custom colour, I made this when Sephora had a event where you could pick your colour, finish and scent. Mine is a really pale baby pink, it’s matte and it smells like cherrys
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That’s everything I wore for my birthday night out! I had the best time and it was all thanks to the great people who came out to celebrate with me! I hope this gives some of you inspiration to use some of these products or even recreate this look for your birthday or any night out!
leave me a comment letting me know what you thought of the look or if you have thoughts on any of the products!
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Remember, you guys are the best ❤
until next time,
xoxo
-Lo