I was torn in between starting this post with Hello June or How the hell is it mid-June already?!. I know I say this a lot, way too much to be honest but it feels like this year is slipping through my fingers and I don't have enough time in the world to do what I need to do.
I've always loved the transition from Spring to Summer, the weather is perfect; sunny but not too warm and I can even leave the house without a coat. On the beauty department, Farleyco has me covered with their selections of products; a lip balm to nourish my chapped lips, a mud mask and many more!
Happy Monday everyone and I hope you had a brilliant weekend! I do apologize for my lack of posts and social media presence recently, honestly I barely have time to eat...and no, I'm not kidding.
I have been training a lot the past 4 weeks and everyday there is a new hurdle and challenge. It doesn't mean I don't love the job, on the contrary the challenges are also the reason why I love my job. For those of you who were not aware, I'm currently working as CSA with Air Canada and because it's a very small airport, I do everything; check-ins, boarding, deplaning, baggage. Huge airports such as Vancouver has agents specifically for check-ins, boarding, etc but we pretty much do everything where I work.
I had a really bad week, 3 days of delayed flights and so many very, very, veryyyyy unhappy customers. I.NEED.A.DAMN.BREAK.
I feel like my makeup needs have changed over the past two years, I went from wearing makeup for a couple of hours a day to wearing it for a solid 9-10 hours when I have a full work shift. While I love wearing light coverage, dewy and skin-like foundations, they don't cut it when I have a long day.
Today I will be sharing my three go-to medium coverage, long wearing foundations that I reach for when I need my makeup to last for more than 8 hours.
*Note: I always use a primer but I have tested these foundations without one and they easily last 7-8 hours on my dry-normal skin.
What is your biggest age give-away? Smile lines? The back of your hands? The multiple lines on your neck? Wrinkle lips? Crows feet, wrinkles, fine lines and the whole nine yards around your eyes?
Mine would be around my eyes and unfortunately the ever growing lines on my neck are also a dead give-away that I am almost 40. I have yet to find any product that helps to diminish my neck lines but I have discovered a few products for the eyes and the one that is featured today is definitely one of the better ones.
As Summer is approaching as we speak, I thought I would share something a little different and a touch more personal today. For the longest time I didn't understand why so many adored Summer and why anyone would welcome the scorching hot sun.
And then something happened and everything clicked into place.
Summer can be one of the best and most memorable family time. The beautiful sunny days welcome us humans who usually are stuck in front of the TV and computers to the world outside and appreciate well, what some of us refer to as 'real life'.
Recently there has been a boom of gold in skincare again. I first noticed the trend 2 years ago and it was gold in everything! Facial oils, primers, face masks and then it was silent for a long while until recently.
First came the stupid GlamGlow Glitter mask, yes, I used the word stupid because it's gimmicky AF and then I started seeing gold making waves in skincare again; Peter Roth Thomas with its 24k Gold Mask and more recently, Avon Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-Off Mask*landed on my doorstep.
Let me start by saying I do NOT have the best of luck with peel-off masks; Freeman Cucumber Peel-off Mask (meh..), Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask (wtf is this shit, I almost have to scratch my face off), Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Peel-Off Mask (an absolute wank, it's the wankest of all wanks) and then Avon.
Sometime last year I toyed with the idea of starting a new series creating a look with only one brand. As you guys know by now, I am absolutely useless in keeping up with ideas so no surprise that this post only comes now.
Make Up For Ever is one of my top 3 favourite makeup brands of all time. Their products might not scream luxury but the quality is undeniably amazing and I am rarely disappointed with the brand. If you scroll back on my blog, you will find multiple gushing reviews on the brand and my love for them is still going strong today.
Today will be a very short post showing a quick look that I recently created with 99% Make Up For Ever products. Unfortunately I never got along with their mascaras so I decided to stick with my holy grail Sephora LashCraft Big Volume mascara.
My eyebrows and me have gone through many transformations throughout the years and I finally found 'the one' or in my case, two. I've also thankfully nailed down my routine (gone are my chola eyebrow days..) and my favourite look is a natural, feathery, full eyebrow and I find the combination of pencil and brow mascara is the best way to achieve it.
Over the years I have tried many eyebrow pencils; Make Up For Ever, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Anastasia Beverly Hills, NYX, Rimmel just to name a few and I finally found two that I absolutely love and will forever repurchase. I adore both for very different reasons and depending on the look that I am going for that day, I will reach for one or the other.
In the perfect world we would all be dedicatedly wearing a sunscreen. We would be reapplying it every two hours and sun damage would be unheard of. But since the world we live in is less than perfect and we each look for so many different things in a sunscreen, a dream forever remains a dream.
Personally I am not usually fussy with my sunscreens, my biggest no-no is it makes my makeup pill. And because my skin leans more towards normal/dry, I am usually not concerned with keeping my skin shine free.
But what if there was such a thing as a perfect facial sunscreen? A high SPF that protects your skin while creating a perfect base for your makeup, something that hydrates your skin but at the same time keeps it shine free for almost all day long and most importantly, disappears into the skin without any residue, tackiness and heaviness?