Earth toned makeup look

I have always been a fan of earth-toned makeup, while this could have been a green look or a blue look I don’t tend to buy lots of colours so I decided in honour of earth day I wanted to create earth-toned look. I want to acknowledge that the beauty industry is a wasteful industry, packaging, advertising, etc. I constantly buy products in packaging and find myself buying before completely using something up. In any case, I didn’t buy any new products for this makeup look, I used what I had and what is more fitting for an earth-toned look than the Milani earthy elements palette.

The eyes

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me wearing the palette and entire makeup look
me closing my eyes showing my lids

First I started with the light brown transition shade in the crease focusing it on the outer corner of my eye. I then built that shade up slightly more. After that I added the orange shade on the outer corner, really blending it into the skin. I then took the fun gold shade and padded it all over the lid. I really like this palette because it is so easy to us and while you can only get a few different looks out of it, it never fails me.

Base Products

Milani Romantic Rose Blush, Maybelline dream fresh bb cream, L'Oreal True Match Mulit use concealer, Annabelle Hydrating illuminating veil, Rimmel Kate Sculpting contour kit

I used the Maybelline dream fresh BB cream in a light layer over the Annabelle hydrating illuminating veil. I then used the L’Oreal true match multi-use concealer I then used my project pan bronzer in the Rimmel contour kit. It’s a nice warm-toned glowy bronzer. I also wanted to use one of the most neutral blushes in my collection and that is the Milani brush in romantic rose. I forgot to photograph the highlighter I used but it was the physician’s formula butter highlighter in the shade pearl.

The lip

Maybelline made for all lipstick in spice for me.


The whole inspiration for this look was the Maybelline made for all lipstick in spice for me. This is a warm toned terracotta lipstick that I think works for any season.

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Project Pan Roulette: The Finale

I’m so excited to be back on the blog! It has been a hot minute since I have gandered on the edit. I have been travelling (which was awesome can’t wait to tell you all about it) and am actually about to be moving soon so alas the posts might be a bit less but I’m trying to stick to the two times a week. I am surprised but also happy that during my trip, I was really missing the blog and taking photos and being creative.  But I’m back baby! For my first post back I wanted to do my project pan roulette finale. The other folks who were actually on time did their videos June. They are amazing and actually made progress! You go gals. 

Well folks, I crapped the bed on this project real hard. I just wasn’t reaching or loving these products so alas the progress was extremely minimal. I really like the idea of project panning and am still finding my groove when it comes to using products. I am also admittedly still that person that buys products and then forgets about old ones which is something I’m working on. I’m excited to do another project pan roulette but for now this is my finale of my first one! 

All products

Category 1 was a product that you don’t like. I didn’t like the Physicians Sportswear mascara and honestly threw this one out right after my last update.

Category 2 was a product you received as a gift. The Balm Mary Lou-manizer. Again this is a fricken never ending highlighter. I wasn’t using this a lot because I have been gravitating towards cream products because of the super hot weather. I do really still love this but wasn’t able to hit pan and will continue to keep this in my rotation but alas the progress was not what I wanted. Also if you Canadians are curious – you can find this on Amazon and at Rexall. 

Milani blush in luminoso

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Category 3 was a product from a previous project. Ah, Milani Luminoso, my first youtube made me buy it product. I really do like this blush, but I’m super sad that it just doesn’t perform the way it used to. I did make a pretty significant dip in the dome but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of this even though that is super irrational because its a 7.99 blush that I can repurchase if I really wanted.

Wet n wild comfort zone

Category 4 was a product I wouldn’t repurchase. Well, this is no surprise that the progress was absolutely nil because it was the Wet n Wild comfort zone palette. I literally did not use this at all. I just don’t gravitate towards these shadows anymore. I have so many other palettes that I love that surpass the quality of these shadows. It’s not that Wet n Wild doesn’t make great shadows regardless of the price tag, but every time I wore them they just faded and creased and were looking as vibrant as they used to.

Annabelle Lip Lacquer

Category 5 was an item from your favourite brand. I chose the Annabelle chrome eyeshadow in rose gold. The dip has gotten deeper and I still love the ease of using this eyeshadow. It still performs well and I love using it as a nice cool toned smokey eye with a bit of bronzer in the crease.

Category 6 was an item of your choice. I chose a lip lacquer from Annabelle in Simply adore. I really thought I could use this up but I have been rather lazy with my lips and just using a tinted lip balm or a lipstick. I do love this lacquer formula, but its very nude and you kind of have to work with this upon reapplication.

Have you been panning anything or used anything up recently?


Blune day 1: Project Pan Roulette Update 1

Ya’ll, I have been failing hardcore at this project pan. I don’t know why, but I just have been so bad about reaching for these products. I thought I would give you a wee update about how this has been going. The project ends on Jul 9 and to be quite frank, most of these products I think have reached their expiry date so alas this project has been a bit sad with the progress.

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annabelleSo what has been going well? The Annabelle chrome shadow and the Annabelle lip lacquer, I have been seeing progress in both of these. The eye chrome is such an easy one and done shadow for the day time. The lip lacquer looks great over top of every lip colour I pair it with.

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What has been going not so well. The first product was one that was given to you as gift. this was the balm Mary Loumanizer. Oh friends, I do love this highlighter, it’s poppin’ but I think it’s gone bad? It smells like chlorine…and I can see the rings are poking through but folks I think after this project I might have to put this in the bin?

The Wet n Wild comfort zone from the category a project you wouldn’t repurchase. Ya’ll this has been repackaged and reformulated. I bought this because of YouTube when I began my makeup journey….it is a beautiful palette. The shadows are soft and good quality, for their price. However, I find myself gravitating towards other shadows that allow me to have an entire look out of a palette.  Again, after this project I quite honestly may get rid of it.

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The sword mascara, aka the Physicians formula sportswear mascara for the category of a product you don’t like. I actually think this is running out because I can barely get it on my lashes. It still pokes my eyes, and since I have discovered the Burt’s Bees mascara, I just don’t like to reach for any other mascaras. Again, I have had this for an extremely long amount of time, so I think I might have to trash this, mostly for hygienic reasons but it also doesn’t perform the best.

blush

Ah Milani Luminoso, for the category of a product in a previous project. Again, I think this is reaching the end of its life. I notice when I use this I tend to get a lot of texture on my cheeks which is unfortunate because I am not sure if its the blush, but when not using it my texture is not there or is lessened in some way. I think that I will continue to use this but alas since I am moving I might just purge this one before I move. 

What have you been getting use out of?


Project Pan Roulette

Recently I discovered a AMAZING YouTube channel called Rebecca Morgan and her blog morerebe and Alexandra Sjosten (she is so cool). Please check out their channels and blogs! They are both great! They have a series called “project pan roulette” and since this was my first time hearing about it, I thought gee that would be a cool thing to join in on! So I messaged Rebecca and she was so kind and authentic and said of course! She kindly sent me the categories and I put them into random.com like they did and voila got my project items! The project lasts four months so this will be ending on July 9th!  I have really loved discovering YouTube channels about shopping your stash and project pans and am so happy they let me join on this project!

So my goals: hit pan on two items and use each of them so that they have visible progress.

Annabelle Lip GlossCategory 1: A product you don’t like. For this I chose the physicians formula sportswear mascara. I bought this because I was looking for a mascara, with good ingredients and that was more waterproof than my beloved organic Mascara from them. But this wand IS REALLY SWORD, every time I use it it’s like a super poke but I’m determined to try and use it!

Category 2: A product you received as a gift. For this one I chose the balm mary luminizer. She’s beauty and she’s grace, she is the balm Mary luminizer. Honestly this was my first champagne highlighter. My first one was my body shop bronzing dome in champagne (which is now done). I got this from my aunt a few Christmases ago and I can see the rings so I think I can hit pan by July

wetnwildcomfortzonemilaniblushhighlighterCategory 3: A product from a previous project. I chose Milani luminoso for this category.  I have never had a previous project BUT this is something that last summer I was determined to get use out of so I chose it for this category. Again, my first blush ever that wasn’t something my mom bought me! And the first item I bought because of YouTube hype. It’s actually got quite the dent in it and with spring (theoretically speaking) just around the corner I thought why not?

Category 4: A product you wouldn’t repurchase. So this might be a bit odd, but I went with the Wet n Wild comfort zone palette. Yes, I know, in the beauty world this is a cult classic. BUT I just never use it…like ever…..so my goal for this is to use one of the crease shades and the dark burgundy shade. It is high quality and a lot of the shades are dupes for MAC (which is a part of the reason I bought it) however realistically I don’t wear green eyeshadow or cool duochrome ones. So I’m going to focus on the more neutral shades and hopefully hit pan on the one shade! Goals friends, goals.

annabelleeyshadowCategory 5: An item from your favourite brand. One of my favourite brands in  Annabelle. I chose their chrome eyeshadow in rose gold. Again, I love this item. It’s more of a summer item but I think that I will be able to make even more of dent in the next four months

Category 6: A product of your choice. This was ambiguous but I chose the Annabelle lip lacquer in Adore Simply. This is most underrated brand in my opinion and one of my dare I say, favourite brands? I have been wanting to get more use of this one and have been really into lipgloss lately!

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What are you trying to use up?


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?


2017 Favourites

IMG_0277.jpgLip products:  Top three of the year were my Burt’s Bees lipstick suede splash, 100% Pure lip caramel, Lush perspective  (which is sadly being discontinued). Of course how can I not mention the Fenty beauty gloss bomb? It has made all my lipgloss dreams come true, its a beautiful rose gold shade that makes your lips look like glass. If you don’t have this, you need it.  I have raved about the Burt’s Bees and 100% Pure lippies before but I just can’t stop using these hydrating products.  I do love my a matte lipstick but lately it has been easier to just go with these hydrating lipsticks or my Fenty gloss because they are comfortable and easy to use. They also match everything.

Highlighters: My favourite cream highlighter has been nudestix illuminaughty. Nudestix illuminaughty is a skin glossing highlighter that makes the dewy and fresh look on the skin.

IMG_0275.jpgBronzers: The Elf contouring blush bronzer in St. Lucia and the Essence sun club bronzer, Nudestix bondi bae and the Physicians formula butter bronzer. The the first two bronzers are my summer shades, since I run outside and tend to sweat off even the sport sunscreen I can utilize some warmer shades. Nudestix bondie bae is a recent purchase but its beautiful, very blendable and buildable and something I have been using everyday since I got it. I recently saw Sam Ravndahl rub her beauty blender on it and then blend it into her cheeks. By golly I had to just try it for myself and it was beautiful! The physicians formula Butter bronzer is just a classic – easy peasy to use, a great crease shade – works for everything.

Blush: My top three of the year are The Body Shop multi stick, Milani luminoso and Elf candid coral. This year I noticed I own a lot of blushes….and have been religiously using my cream products or using my hourglass ambient lighting palette that also has two blushes. The Body Shop multi stick is a blessing really, I have worn it on my eyes and cheeks and it’s just a beautiful invention really. Milani luminoso and elf candid coral are my class summer and fall blushes and they just match with many eye looks.

Single eyeshadows: The Annabelle cream eyeshadow  and the Kathleenlights Colourpop eyeshadow way back from her first collab. In the summer I was an avid cream eyeshadow gal. This Annabelle cream shadow in rose gold was the perfect shade to slap on and go. The Kathleenlights Colourpop shadow was a similar texture and never creased.

Face powder: The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. I mean how can I not mention this? I know, I know I got it in November but with my dryer winter skin it works as a setting powder and while it cost an arm and a leg I don’t see it running out anytime soon.

IMG_0274.jpgFace palette: The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit in Surreal light, the only link I can find is on net-a -porter since its no longer available at Sephora or on their website. Again, I have spoken about this before its a true gem. It has great blushes, a great bronzer, and is pretty much great for all the things. The Anastasia glow kit by Nicole Guerriero was my shiznit in the summer, sorry folks I can’t find this one online. Anastasia makes a lot of options so there is one out there for you!All of the colours are usable, even the darker highlight shades can be used on the lid and other shades can be mixed with the light white shade to create a perfect highlight

Palettes. I have palettes that I used quite frequently this year, the Covergirl nudes, Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, and the Naked 3The Covergirl nudes, I don’t LOVE this palette but I don’t dislike it either, it is a great (as the name suggests) nude everyday palette and I’m almost done it I mean look at that pan. The Too Faced Sweet peach, again my classic spring, summer going into fall palette, I love all the colours and you can get so many different looks with it.  The Naked 3, while not a widely loved Urban Decay palette I quite enjoy it. It is the perfect professional palette. I wear this palette to interviews, to professional networking events as well as when I just need to look put together without too much heavy eye makeup.

Concealers: Pur disappearing act and the Nudestix concealer pencil. When I bought the Pur concealer  it was before I left for Europe because I wanted it for an easy, no fuss concealer for my jet lagged self and it’s BEAUTIFUL. I don’t need to set it and it hardly creases. I was going to try the glossier stretch concealer after I’m done this one but I think I might just have to repurchase. Ah the Nudestix concealer. I would say this is the most underrated product in the entire Nudestix line, it’s easy to blend out and needs minimal setting which makes it great for quick makeup looks in the morning. 

Mascara: I have two I have in this list aren’t my favourite favourite, but I like them a lot better then the covergirl ones I used to use. I have been for half of 2017 liking the Physicians formula organic wear mascara and the other is the Nudestix mascara which was a Sephora VIB purchase. I mainly like these two because they don’t irritate my sensitive eyes and they are both organic certified which is a bonus.

What have been your stand out or most frequently used products in 2017?