September 2015 Favourites!

Hello beautiful people!
Apologies for being MIA the passed couple of weeks, I was away at the cottage and then I caught a nasty cold. Alas! I am back and so excited to be writing my September favourites post for you guys!
The leaves have started changing here in Toronto, and it’s gotten a little bit chillier which makes everything so cozy and lovely! I love autumn! Let me know in the comments what some of your favourite things about fall are!

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First up is actually a re-discovered favourite! The GlamGlow Youthmud mask is not one I used to reach for very often, I found I prefer to use detoxifying masks or hydrating ones, but lately I’ve noticed my other masks just weren’t doing the trick for me. My skin has been feeling a little bit rough and uneven, my foundation even started bunching in weird placed on my face, so I thought I’d give this baby a try for some intense exfoliation. (This is a small sample size)
This masks tingles ALOT, to the point where it’s actually slightly uncomfortable, but the effects are incredible! After one use my skin was softer and radiant! I noticed a bit of purging a few days later, which was great because my detoxifying masks weren’t helping me out with any of my congestion. After using this my moisturizers and treatments absorbed faster, and my foundation applied seamlessly! I think I’ll be using this at least once a month from now on!

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Essie’s fall line of nail polishes knocked it out of the park this year! I picked these 2 up at the beginning of September and have been wearing them non-stop!
The one on the left is called “frock n’ roll”, which is a really beautiful dark purple with silver micro-glitter in it. This applies incredibly opaque, it looks almost black until you see it in certain lights and the glitter comes into play. It’s incredibly easy to take off, considering it has glitter in it as well! Wearing this one makes me feel super vampy and sophisticated!
The polish on the right is called “leggy legend”, it’s a really gorgeous copper/bronze shade that looks like a sunset on your nails. When the shimmer in this catches the light it’s absolutely stunning! it’s not a colour I would normally go for, but when I wore it I feel in love, because it makes me feel edgy!

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Revlon Black Cherry is the perfect berry lip for fall, it’s a gorgeous merlot shade that makes my lips look fuller and sexy without being too matte or too glossy. I’ve been wearing this a lot recently, and I just love it, obviously I have to re-apply after eating but other wise the longevity of this is really great. Since the formula isn’t matte, it doesn’t dry my lips out at all, which makes it comfortable to wear all day. If you’re looking for a new vampy lip colour I would highly suggest picking this classic up!

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My last favourite is a book I could not put down in September! The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is the best book I’ve read in quite a while. I’m garbage at describing things without completely ruining the whole book, so I’m going to copy the insert from the book.
“Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood – those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best from is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovered a power of her own – an ability she didn’t know she had. Except… her blood is Red.
To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard – the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart”
If you enjoy fantasy novels, with magic and mystery I would definitely suggest giving this a go! The second book in the series comes out in February and I cannot wait!

That’s it for this post! I’ll be back very soon with a fall make up look for you guys!
Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

May Favourites!

Hello beautiful people! I know I said this in my last favourites post but I really cannot believe how quickly the months are going by!!
I have a few new and revisited favourites to share with you guys so I’ll just dive right into it

First up is the Sleek face contouring kit in the colour light. I’ve talked about this in a previous post but I recently re-discovered it and I absolutely love this duo! The bronzer is a matte brown that has great colour pay off, since I’m super pale I use a duo-fibre brush to pick up less product, but it is totally buildable and gives you a gorgeous bronzed effect. Sometimes I’ll contour with this or I’ll just bronze up my face for a sun kissed look. The highlighter it comes with is a nude colour that gives the most amazing glow on the cheek bones, down the nose, in the cupid’s bow wherever you want to highlight. It’s not an overly dramatic highlighter but like the bronzer it’s definitely buildable to create a really dewy and glowing effect or you can use a small amount and get a nice natural radiance. This duo is also ridiculously cheap ($9.99), we don’t have sleek in Canada so when I went to order this and a few other things off their website a few months ago I couldn’t believe the prices! If you’ve never checked out their stuff I would highly recommend giving it a little look because their products are incredible.
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** Sorry you can’t really see the highlighter!

Next is the Hourglass ambient lighting blush in the colour luminous flush. This is a pretty deep pink, don’t be fooled by the way it looks in the pot, the pigmentation on these things is hard core! I literally tap my brush into it and apply it because that’s all you need. The formulation is wonderful; it feels really silky and buttery and gives you a gorgeous flush to your cheeks, it’s all I’ve been wearing in May. The name is actually the perfect explanation of what it looks like on the skin. These are pretty pricey at $41.00 but if you’re looking for a luxurious blush than I would say this is definitely a good one to be checking out!
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I love my Naked 2 palette, it’s definitely a go-to for me but sometimes, and I’m ashamed to say this, I neglect some of the colours in it. But NO MORE! I discovered the shade Chopper in the month of May and learned to never take a palette for granted again, because even though something doesn’t look nice in the pot does not mean it won’t look divine on your eye lids. This eye shadow has been all I’ve wanted to wear this month; it’s a beautiful copper-toned colour with shimmer and glitter. The glitter isn’t big and is really hardly noticeable, but the colour is just so summery and lovely and I personally think it suits my skin tone wonderfully. So I sincerely apologize to Chopper and promise to never forget you again! If you own this palette (or don’t) I would suggest try it out or going into the store to swatch the whole palette because it’s just the best.
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Last beauty product is the Maybelline pumped up colossal volum’express mascara ( Jeez their mascaras have long names) This recently hit the stores and I have to say I’m really impressed. I’m already a fan of Maybelline’s mascaras in general but I really liked this one because the brush is HUGE which I love, and the formulation is nice and the price is right ($7.99). It’s super black and creates volume without clumping and in only a few coats. I do find I get some flaking but I’ve lost all hope in finding a mascara that doesn’t flake. I think it might be because I wear glasses, and maybe my lashes are hitting my frames… hm.. do any of you wear glasses and find you have this problem? Let me know in the comments.
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I think I’m a little late to the game on this favourite but I’m not sorry that I picked it up at all and it’s the novel The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. My friends have been telling me to read this, especially because the film is coming out, but I was all like “mehhh.. it’s probably not worth the hype” well that was foolish of me because this is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I won’t give anything away in case some of you want to read it/see the film but I will say that I laughed out loud, I sobbed like a baby, I honestly gained a whole new perspective on terminal illness and how it can affect people (teenagers in this case) and how they can handle it with wit, a sense of humour and grace. Let me know in the comments if you’ve read it and what you thought! I really can’t wait to see the film and would 100% recommend reading the book first because in my experience the book is always better.
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That’s all for now Mi Amigos, let me know what posts you’d like to see next or if you have any questions! I always love to hear from you guys, also feel free to follow me on twitter or Instagram! Just gotta click follow on the right hand panel! Don’t forget to hit like and follow my blog while you’re at it!
Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo