Admittedly, I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to eye makeup looks. I’ve always found it difficult to work with my monolids and to be frank, my lids (just like the rest of my T-zone) which are also on the oilier side causing eye shadows to slip and rub off. But I must say, over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to sample so many great makeup products and this has certainly encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone (one baby step at a time with neutral and matte tones for the eyes).
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Despite my love for Summer, Fall fashion is the most desirable compared to the other seasons. The colours are warm, rich, and unexpected. Fall colours may seem too dramatic or dull to some, but I personally find it luxurious, warm and inviting. The best part is that they pair so well as I transition from my sun-kissed olive tanned complexion.
Have you heard of double cleansing before?
Up until a few months ago, I really had no clue about the benefits and power of double cleansing. I was under the impression that I had a pretty good thing going when it came to washing my face.
Investing in beauty products can be quite intimidating.
Unless you’ve tried a specific product before or it has been highly recommended by a trusted source, it’s tough to make a decision on what product to choose. I love collecting beauty samples because they are a great way to try a product before making the full commitment. Samples often come in compact sizes and they’re also perfect packed in my luggage for travel or tucked away in my purse when I’m on the go.
How well do you know your skin?
I’ve always been under the impression that I have dehydrated skin. Unless the signs are clearly visible, how would I know for sure? And more importantly, how do I know what to combat? I can’t tell you how many times (skincare or not) I thought I was struggling with one type of condition and ended up purchasing a ton of products and treatments to help correct it, only to find out that it was something entirely different.
The change in seasons always urge me to try new cosmetics.
With Fall just around the corner (and sadly, my tan beginning to fade!), I’ve been drawn to darker eye shadows, soft peach face palettes, and matte lipsticks in nude and jewel tones. Quo, exclusively available at Shoppers Drug Mart, launched their super fun and affordable limited edition Fall collection and guess what? The packaging was inspired by the much sought after marble trend which clearly was also meant to be given my newly renovated marble bathroom!
I am a huge fan of getting pampered at the nail salon. An occasional manicure and pedicure is such a nice treat, especially near the start of the warm season. At the salon, I generally opt for a classic French manicure or something that is subtle and timeless. However, when I opt to do my nails in the privacy of my own home, I let the creative cat take over and love to experiment with fun nail art designs.
My inner artist had me inspired to create a nail look resembling an abstract painting. This nail look is extremely easy to re-create and trust me, you can’t make a mistake!
Read further to see how to DIY this “Painted Love” nail look suggested by my friends at Shopper’s Drug Mart (psst, special promotions included!).