Lip Liner Obsession

posted on: Monday, July 6, 2015

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I'm not really sure where this lip liner addiction came from (actually I blame Kylie Jenner), but it's definitely taken hold. I have a few liners in different colours, but mostly I am loving the beige/pink/mauve lip liners. Initially it started with wanting Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, but it wasn't available in Canada so I started collecting lip liners that I thought could be somewhat similar. My favourite budget lip liners are from Rimmel and NYX (read my post on my Rimmel Liners here and Eastend Snob here). I'm sure if you are from Canada then you have heard the good news, but Charlotte Tilbury is now available in Canada! Of course I immediately had to get Pillow Talk! And it is everything that it's been talked up to be. It's definitely the creamiest and longest lasting of the lip liners pictured above. And the colour is the perfect 'my lips but better' colour. 

What do you think of lip liners? Do you have a favourite? Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk?

xo Ashley

Revlon Lipstick | Primrose

posted on: Saturday, July 4, 2015

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I pulled out my Revlon lipstick in Primrose the other day and couldn't believe that I forgot how much I loved it! It's a perfect pink for spring and summer. I actually took these photos last summer when I was head over heels for this lipstick, but completely forgot to post the photos! Primrose is a Super Lustrous Lipstick in the Creme formula and is described as having a silky-smooth and creamy texture, and is said to be infused with silk and vitamins. Primrose applies fairly opaque and does feel quite creamy when applied. It also feels moisturizing on the lips. 

Monthly Favourites | June 2015

posted on: Friday, July 3, 2015

I haven't done a favourites post in ages! This month I had a few beauty products that I definitely gravitated towards over and over throughout the month. Here they are:

This bronzer is absolutely beautiful. I love the pattern and the packaging. I also really like that there are four different shades in the compact, so you can customize your bronzer colour.

I started to run low on my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, and I wanted something a little lighter for the summer and the girls at Shoppers Drug Mart recommended this concealer for me. I find that it has pretty good coverage but feels very light on the skin. This makes it great for summer.

I have been loving this primer to sheer out and bring some radiance to some of my matte foundations. I've mostly been mixing it with the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24hr Foundation and the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. I also have these foundations in colours for my winter skin tone, so the bronzing primer has helped to darken my foundations slightly for my now tanned skin.  

It's been so hot here the last couple weeks that I haven't wanted to bother with doing anything fancy with my eye makeup. The Eyes to Mesmerize shadow pot in Jean has been so easy to just add a wash of colour with no fuss.

Again with the hot weather, this has been a breezy, little effort way to quickly do my eyebrows.

I wore this colour on my toenails for my graduation ceremony in Seattle, and then painted my nails this colour twice in the month of June.

So there you go. My June favourites. What were you loving in June?

xo Ashley

Lately Vol. 17

posted on: Monday, June 15, 2015

I haven't done a Lately post in a while, so I thought it was a good time to do a quick round up of what I have been up to. I planned to post more regularly on the blog after finishing my internship, but I ended up decided that what I really needed was some time to finish my last couple assignments, relax, and recharge after an intensely busy year. 

I completed my last class of my masters degree last weekend, and next weekend I officially graduate! It feels so surreal to be completing this chapter of my life, but I am so excited for what's coming next! The photos above with the flowers and the cakes are from my last day of class celebration, which was a great day. The sun was shining and my classmates and I had a BBQ to celebrate. Even though I am thrilled to be done Saturday classes, I am truly going to miss seeing my amazing friends from my program on a weekly basis. 

One of the things I have been doing with my new free time is getting back into fitness and being active.  Before starting my masters I got into running, but as school picked up I had to take a step back. I recently started back with running and I've also been getting into biking, but my new favourite activity is hiking in the mountains. I also want to try paddle boarding this year. I absolutely love being outdoors in the summer and this year I want to spend as much time as I can outside. 

I haven't done a monthly favourites makeup post in quite a while either, so I thought I would do a quick update in this lately post as well. Basically I have been loving the L'Oreal Infaliable Pro-Matte 24hr Foundation and having been mixing it with the Laura Mercier Radiant Bronzing Primer. I have also been loving the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzer, and the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize eyeshadow pot in Jean (See my review here).  I'm also having a thing for purple and grey-purple nail polishes lately. I'm thinking of doing a round up of my favourites in an upcoming post. 

So that's the update! 
What have you been up to lately? 

 xo Ashley

Beauty Panel | The Dewy Skin Trend

posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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This weeks Beauty Panel topic was creating an everyday dewy skin look. I hadn't posted an article for the Fashion Beauty Panel in quite a while, and I have been using a few different products to create a radiant and glowing look lately, so I thought I should definitely share what I have been using! If you want to check out some of my tips for creating a glowing spring and summer look, then head over to my article on the Beauty Panel! 

How do you create that dewy skin look? 

xo Ashley