Monthly Archives: May 2016

My New Favourite Foundation

Okay, ladies. This post is about a complete makeup game-changer.  I don’t use that term lightly.

I had a nice post all ready to go about my foundation routine, and how I rotate formulas with the seasons… and then it all had to be scrapped.  Because one product alone replaced it ALL.

See, my skin does this “fun” thing where it’s actually kind of translucent and so based on sleep, the weather, my circulation, and the current phase of the moon (kidding on that last one), it’ll change hue from Casper to pale with pink to pale with beige.  This has meant that I’ve had the unfortunate experience of a great foundation and concealer looking terrible on me for no real reason whatsoever, and me sporting a way-too-pale face with orange spots of concealer…. just because my skin decided to.

Enter the amazing Revlon 2-in-1 Foundation.  Oh my goodness, I cannot even begin to sing its praises enough!!  I tried it out with high hopes, since it is a higher priced drugstore foundation.  But it promises full flawless coverage and a perfect matched concealer with a nice finish.  And it delivered.  The compact package has an applicator sponge and mirror, so it’s truly all you need – no special brushes, blenders, or anything required.  With that one sponge, I applied the foundation thinly over my face, and then dabbed on a bit more on problem areas.  Then I used the tip of the sponge to apply the concealer around my eyes, and that was it!  In about a fifth of the time I’d usually spend on my face makeup alone, my face makeup was DONE.  No longer did I need foundation, eye concealer, green concealer, stick concealer, and setting powder.  One product did it all!revlon2in1_zpstijvmsv4

One of my favourite things about this product is the finish.  Although it’s a cream foundation, it dries to a beautiful satin matte that has just the right touch of light reflection to look fresh without looking oily or sweaty.  I have the foundation in Ivory, but their selection of tones is pretty good.  In the morning I like to buff it a bit with a clean powder brush just to even out the finish a bit, but it looks just as great when I don’t.  And I’ve tested it over some long days, all it needs is the occasional blot with a tissue in the late afternoon, around 4pm, and then it looks flawless again.  Even though it’s full coverage, it barely feels like wearing any foundation at all.

It’s easily my favourite addition to my makeup bag because it simplifies it and saves me so much time – I get my entire makeup look done in about half the time just by using this one foundation.

Have you tried this fantastic product?  Any awesome new finds, I’d love to hear about them!sig_zps80d391d4

Fun Spring Fashion Finds

Hello lovelies!  I hope you’ve been enjoying this gorgeous spring! Toronto has been absolutely blossoming, coming alive with flowers and patios.

With the new season and a new environment, a wardrobe refresh was in order.  I thought it would be nice to chat about a few lovely accessories that I’ve picked up for the warmer season.  They’re all in this outfit!fullsizerender_zps7e3hgwyg

Black classic flats: The day has come that I’m enamoured with flats. I’m a high heels girl through and through, but with a 20 minute walk to work, they’re hardly a wise choice. I found these pretty little black flats at Ardene. They’re cute, comfortable, and extremely versatile. They’re right here, and I highly recommend them.

A fresh ladylike purse: For busy sidewalks in the city, a purse needs to have a slim profile and be light. I really like this cute little number in a navy & white combination (ooh, nautical!) and the shape reminds me a bit of Kate Spade purses.

Chic sunnies: Very important to protect those pretty eyes, and why not do it with some cute sunglasses? This pair is American Eagle, and I was really drawn to the cat eye shape and gold trim, fun and a little bit Old Hollywood.

So there you have it, a few of my latest little fashion discoveries.

What are you freshening up your wardrobe with?   sig_zps80d391d4