24.5.15

YouTube Channels I Can't Get Enough Of


Aside from Netflix, YouTube is something I watch quite regularly when I eat or just want to relax. I don't have too much extra time to watch YouTube anymore as I'm on an academic term right now, but there are several that I always keep up with. 

I have been watching Anna since she was filming in her bedroom back at her parents' house. Her videos are right up my alley as she tends to reach for simple, wearable products that I can easily see myself wearing, purchasing, or already owning. I trust her recommendations as I've never been disappointed by anything I have purchased enabled by her. I also adore her blog which has me adding to my wishlist a little more than I would like!

It's no secret that I think Estée is the bomb. I've been subscribed and watching her videos since her first twenty videos or so, and I've adored her since before I knew I go to university right by her hometown. O, Canadians. Her main channel is fantastic but I just love her vlog channel as well. I'm not usually one to enjoy watching vlogs but her life with Aslan and Reggie is just surprisingly entertaining. Lady, if you're reading this please visit your hometown some time while I'm on an academic term as every time you come to visit I'm off on a work term somewhere else in Canada!

This woman is such a sweetheart and inspiration. She makes me want to love life and enjoy it as much as she does. Mimi shows her viewers the world and the picks out the beauty and positives in life. I particularly like her monthly favourites and travel vlogs, but also her hair tutorials on her other channel Luxy Hair. On the daily I follow her on Instagram as I love seeing her beautiful photos popping up on my feed.

Are there any YouTube channels that you don't miss a single video from?

23.5.15

MAC Lipstick Haul


There was a point in the past couple years where MAC was the only brand I ever wanted to shop from. Since then I had discovered different brands and in some ways I fell out of love with MAC. It wasn't until the other day when I was reading Natalie's post that it reminded me to head over to MAC to finally pick up two lipsticks on my wishlist.

I have been wanting MAC Patisserie ever since the first time I saw it on Anna's blog. This sheer creamy neutral pink is just such a gorgeous everyday colour in my eyes. It is just that little bit more of a peachy pink than my all time favourite MAC Syrup which is more of a cloudy plum-toned pink. As Natalie mentions, it is suitable for use with the MAC Lipliner in Boldly Bare, one I recently purchased to wear under a different lipstick.  

The other I've had my eyes on is MAC Brave, one that I find is the in between shade for Patisserie and Syrup. It is described as a pink beige which I think is fair as it isn't too peachy nor too plum-pink.


Left to Right: Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, Patisserie Lipstick, Brave Lipstick, Syrup Lipstick

I hope this isn't the start to a MAC lipstick obsession, but we'll have to see. Do you have MAC lipsticks to recommend?

22.5.15

Current Everyday Neutral Pairing


I am all about the neutrals, especially for day-to-day wear at it is what I am most comfortable with and the most forgiving in the mornings when I'm in too much of a hurry to perfect a look.

I have been keeping it real simple lately with three products that pair perfectly together with any foundation and mascara. It starts with my new found favourite, the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst messily applied over the lids and softly blended out with a fluffy brush. The shimmery purple tones effortlessly give both light and depth to the lids. I love it, and I know I can always rely on it to stay all day, crease free.

For the cheeks I've been adding dimension and life with the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed. It is a rosy nude shade that adds a natural flush to the complexion and somehow almost adds a slightly contoured look to the cheeks. It is hard to go wrong with this one.

Of course on the lips for those days where I do feel like wearing lipstick, I'll go for MAC Syrup. It is such a wearable cloudy pink shade and I talk about it all the time. So much so that my girl Sheri had to pick it up and she loves it to. It is my go-to everyday shade and I'm sure some of you will feel the same.

These are my current go-tos for a neutral everyday look. What products have you been using in your everyday look?