My Favourite Nude Lipsticks

I do love bold lipsticks, but I also LOVE nude lipsticks. In fact I think I own far too many for one human. I thought I would give a shout out to my favourite nude lippies, all cruelty free!

100% Pure lip caramel in truffle. Yes, I know you are likely sick of hearing about this bad boy. BUT it’s beautiful. It’s a darker rose toned nude but still perfect for everyday. I like rubbing it into a lip balm for a stained effect.

Burt’s Bees lipstick in suede splash. This is a beige nude with a drop of pink in it. I love this lip colour and formula. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. The first shade I bought was nile nude and I wasn’t overly enthralled since it was SO nude. But I got this shade after seeing the Anna Edit talk about it on her channel I bought it and I haven’t looked back.

Lush lipstick in perspective. Another youtube made me buy it, crueltyfreebecky recommended this is in one of her dupes videos. It is the PERFECT nude. As soon as I put it on, I know I can take on the day with a rose toned hues and a lipstick that is healthy and clean.

Milani nude creme. This is one of the first lipsticks I purchased for myself when I got into makeup in summer 2016. This is a really great nude. It’s not too brown and not too pink, it’s a great mix of both and I really enjoy that. It works every time and smells really good.

NYX Soft Matte Lip cream in Stockholm. These are 100% lippies I bought because I heard a ton about them on Youtube. BUT they remain the only liquid lipstick I actually like. They are matte, but they aren’t dry and crackly like other liquid lipsticks.

Tarte quench lip rescue in buff. This is a new one to my collection but its just so easy to use on the daily, is moisturizing and you don’t need a mirror. I like to take this one to school and use it on the go because it’s basically a glossy, peachy nude shade.

What is your go to nude lipstick?


Using up the makeups

Recently I have been thinking about the ingredients in my makeup, and how I don’t even fully use all the makeup I own. A lot of it I bought was because of hype, because I wanted to try it, because I thought I needed five million different shades of blush. That being said, I have whittled down my lipstick collection significantly, but have realized that I don’t take much thought when it comes to buying makeup, drugstore makeup specifically. Higher end makeup I generally put in a lot more thought to buying because of its price. Which got me thinking, why don’t I treat all purchases like this? So I’m going to try an experiment. You may have seen this floating around the inter webs but I’m going to try and hit pan on the following products. Hopefully by the end of 2018 (which is a generous timeline) but I am committed to finishing up products to then replace them with healthier versions. I may add more products as I go but for now enjoy my project pan goals!

My first one is the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. THIS IS A NEVER ENDING BRONZER. The problem is I have had this for since summer 2016 (I know my memory serves me in this but somehow not on exams) and its the light bronzer version, which is unfortunate because then it’s too light in the summer. But I think I can do it.

The Colourpop highlighter in lunch money. I have also had this since 2016 and I have hit pan on it so I must complete it.

My Covergirl nudes palette: I have already hit pan on 4 of the shades so I think it will be easy to do.  This palette is surprisingly really easy to hit pant on as well. The shadows are very soft so I think that might be why it’s so easy to use up.

My 100% Pure lip caramel. I want to use this up mainly because its made from fruit pigments and clean ingredients so I would like to try to use this up. Its also a beautiful darker nude and matches everything. 

My Mac lip liner in Oak. I have had this since 2015 and since I want to transition to more clean beauty I just want to use this one up because it’s a nice easy nude lip liner and wears nicely under all my nude lip colours.

My PUR potted concealer. This is probably the best concealer I have ever tried, it was a bit pricey but also its just so easy to use. I have hit pan on it and I have had it since April 2017 so I have actually been using it up quite nicely.

NYX dark circle corrector. I think I have this since Sept 2016?  I do like this product and have used up quite a bit of it.

What are your makeup goals for this year?


Running: the Winter Edit

The main question I get from non-runners: how do you run in the snow? How do you run in the cold? And it got me thinking, how do I run in the cold? I have grown up with a mother who ran in -30 at 5:30 am with a head lamp…so you could say I had an advantage in terms of having someone to go to for winter running advice. But many people don’t have such a person, so I’m here to shed some light on the big bad world of winter running.

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Shoes: I hate to break it to you but you will have to purchase a new pair of winter runners if you don’t want to fall and break something.

A hat: you should get yourself a running hat and a headband in case it’s a bit of a warmer winter day. A hat is a must when it’s freezing. You need to cover your noggin folks

Gloves or mitts: keep those hands warm. I recommend the Lululemon ones (as I always do) but you can get great pairs at Marshalls or Winners. My mom got me these ones for Christmas  My friends. Trust me you’ll thank me for this.
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A neck warmer and a buff: covering your neck is essential to keeping you warm and also when you cover your face with them it warms the air, which is especially good for those with asthma.

IMG_0601.jpgA base layer long sleeve and a jacket or a vest: depending on the weather I like to wear a vest and base layer long sleeve like this one for the days that are -6 Celsius however say it’s -25 Celsius I will wear my base layer long sleeve, my fleece half zip and my thinner running jacket that is a nice added layer. It really depends on where are you located because where I live it is warmer then where I am from so I don’t need as much as say my mom wears, but the key is layering. Layering and base layers are essential to running outside in the winter.

Lastly: safety and reflective wear: I don’t usually run when it’s dark but even so it’s very important that your are seen! I have a bright orange vest and bright purple pants with reflectors on them in case it gets dark while I run or is grey and overcast.

Thanks for reading this post ma friends! Happy winter running!