Thursday, 17 December 2015

4 Holiday Lip Colours To Wear This Holiday Season

I love buying new outfits for special occasions - especially during the holidays. Wearing a new dress or the perfect top and pant combo can give you the boost you need to get into the holiday spirit. Even more fun, is picking out some new and old makeup favourites to go with a new outfit. A bold lip can give be the perfect statement to make you dazzle during the holiday season. Let's talk about my four favourite holiday lip colours to wear this holiday season!

MAC's Diva
Red is a classic makeup staple during the holiday season. This cool toned red is the perfect 'christmas' red to pair with your holiday outfits. I love the texture and long lasting power of this lipstick especially during the season of holiday gatherings. Pair this lip colour with a peach blush and you're good to go!

Sephora's Lip Stain in 'Always Red'
I love having different shades of red in my makeup collection. Depending on what outfit I'm wearing a cool or warmer tone is crucial to making it complete. I love this shade of red of Sephora's line! Honestly, if I could wear it everyday I probably would...The only issue is that this red doesn't necessarily pair well with all colours. I usually pair this red lip stain with whites, blacks, greys or reds. I love the staying power of this lip stain (they really mean lip stain when they say it!). Very pigmented and I love the smell of it! Whenever I wear this lip colour, I always get compliments!

MAC's Rebel
Introducing other lip colours aside from red into your holiday makeup look is a must! While I love a classic red lip, there's something about switching up the norm. For me that means a deep purple/berry lip. MAC's Rebel lipstick couldn't fit this description any better. Such a great holiday colour to spruce up your outfit. This shade of purple has a warmer tone. Pair this with the perfect lip liner and you are ready to party all night long!

Sephora's Lip Stain in 'Blackberry Sorbet'
Since I love the Spehora lip stain product, I had to get it in purple. This purple lip stain has more of a cooler tone to it, giving you a completely different look for your night out. The formula and lasting power is outstanding! Application of this product can be a little tricky since the product does stain. Apply a lip liner and go slowly. Don't rush. Take your time with the application and you'll be sure to have the perfect holiday lip!

What are your favorite holiday lip colours?


Thursday, 10 December 2015

10 Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is one of my favourite holidays of the year. I look forward to the Christmas holidays for quality family bonding, delicious food and great conversation. Hand in hand with the holidays is gift giving. Gift giving can be a daunting task that creates anxiety for many. To make things a little easier, I thought I would share my ten beauty stocking stuffer ideas for the makeup enthusiast in your life!

1. Stick on nails
2. Deodorant - everyone needs this!
3. Blotting sheets
4. Eyebrow stencils
5. Maybelline Age Rewind concealer
6. Drugstore mascara
7. Drugstore eye liner
8. Lip scrub (Elf's is amazing for only a $1!)
9. Revlon Colourburst Matte balm
10. Lip balm

What are your favourite beauty stocking stuffer products?


Thursday, 3 December 2015

What Everyone Should Do For A Productive Week

Everyone likes to be productive. There is no better feeling than checking things off of your to do list. While I reserve my weekends for maximum pampering and relaxation, there are must do's in my weekend routine to ensure that the week ahead is a productive one for me. If this is something new for you, give it a try and see how it works for you. Of course, everyone's list may be a little different, but this is what I think everyone should do for a productive week:

1. Meal prep - Plan what you are going to eat. It saves you the task of deciding what to eat for lunch and dinner and going to the grocery store everyday after work.
2. Buy groceries - I always make sure I have all ingredients for my meal prep, and enough snacks and breakfast items so I am not tempted spend or I'm not in a time crunch to figure out what to eat.
3. Budget - Know what you can spend on for the upcoming week (ie. coffee, movies, household items).
4. Pay all outstanding bills.
5. Clean your house! Nothing feels better when things are clean and tidy.
6. Do laundry.
7. And put away your laundry.
8. Tidy and put objects away - My biggest pet peeve is seeing papers around the house. File them away!
9. Change all towels.
10. Change the bed sheets.
11. Make a to do list for the week - what do you want to accomplish.
12. Wash your hair - start off fresh for the week.
13. Pamper yourself - watch your favourite movie, read a book, put on a face mask or maybe drink some wine?
14. Lounge in PJs for maximum chill mode!
15. Find something to laugh about!

What do you do to ensure you have a productive week ahead?