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The Beauty Community Tag

Hey All!

I came across this Beauty Community Tag and thought I had some value add, so here it is. I will also list the questions for you so you can join the fun, hope you are ready for a rant! If you do the video or have done it I would love to watch so please feel free to leave the link in the comment section 🙂

1. What are your favorite videos to watch?

2. What are your favorite videos to film?

3.What are your least favorite videos to watch?

4. What is your favorite part of the beauty community?

5. What is your least favorite part of the beauty community?

6. What motivated you to start your channel?

7. Who most inspires you on Youtube?

8. Number 1 thing you would change about the Youtube beauty community?

9. Number 1 advice for other creators/new people starting out a channel?

10. What do you love about YouTube as a whole?

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What’s new in Makeup | In my cart or just a fart?

Yeah I just wanted that to rhyme, but now that we have it, I am sticking to it.

Let’s start with the farts shall we?

** all photos are courtesy of @trendmood1

IMG_7490Too Faced – Some new Unicorn collection (Life is a Festival)

Alright can we just stop with the unicorns already? We aren’t 12. Well some of us are but I’m not so I’m going to to be passing on this collection. There are countless other duo chrome and multi-coloured highlights on the market right now that I feel like we either have this in our collections already or would be highly annoyed with trying to work that ridiculously shaped packaging into our storage. Why so much packaging waste TF? WHY? Fool me once shame on you, fool me 27 times, shame on me! Not to mention I have seen more than one persons order from this line come in broken from shipping. No Beuno.. POOOOFT. img_7491.png

Kat Von D X Divine

Although the kitty Kat and I are best friends on the whole planet, I’m going to have to pass on this collaboration as well. It doesn’t do anything for me, and the palette does not seem cohesive or wearable. I have probably close to 30 black shades in my collection, a plethora of blues, at least a truck load of basic neon greens… and well, what else is there in here? As for the lipstick. The shade looks okay, and fairly neutral but it bothers me to no end that the packaging is green and won’t match the rest of my studded kiss lipsticks.  What can I say, I’m feeling gassy. TOOOT.

IMG_7484Juvia’s Place Lip Collection

Although this almost had me it’s also going to require some Pepto in the long run. I can dupe all these shades easily, I also don’t have it in me to wait another three weeks for an order from Juvia’s place… (yup still waiting for something I ordered in the beginning of Feb). They could have had me if they had spelled Candace right, just on the basis that I don’t own any makeup named after me, and that in itself is a tragedy. Don’t these companies know who I am? Well it would seem we have that in common because do any of us really know who we are?! Pardon my existential crisis over here.

What’s going to be in my cart?

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Pat Macgrath La Vie En Rose

Depending on the price point of this baby, its going to be added to my collection (only the bottom one) The top two have been done, many many times. The shades look beautiful, and if I am going to finally bite the bullet and try out PM shadows or her line in general, I want to be with something that really can pack a punch. Plus we all know the level to which I am a sucker for brightly coloured eyeshadow…. It would seem this is no exception.

IMG_7488Limecrime Venus XL 

This one is sitting on the cusp of being a fart, but for some reason it stays teetering on my mind, I want to give it a try because I actually really like Venus, but then I look again and feel like I should do my due diligence and see if I can match anything  from my current collection. Lets be real it’s just a bunch of warm shades… BUT I WANT IT. I’m also being sucked in by packaging which I swore I wouldn’t do. Part of my attraction to it is that it seems considerably well rounded, after all these unicorn poop releases.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye FoundationIMG_7489

Before you start coming at me with your pitch forks for supporting a brand with a shit shade range… I KNOW. I know it’s shit. No it doesn’t make it okay, but I’m also not going to boycott companies for shitty shade ranges, because that means I won’t have any makeup to wear or review and I will be very sad. The market is shifting, and that is what is important. I currently use the CC cream and the coverage is fantastic. It also does wondrous things for my skin so I will be picking this up and see if we can give that CC cream a run for its money.

IMG_7487UD Double Team Mascara

HELL YES I WILL BE BUYING THIS. 15 year old me is just a screamin’ love for these, it’s about damn time coloured mascaras really make a come back! If done properly this can actually be very pretty and I am pumped to grab these up. I lived for blue mascara for such a long time! The hope is they not only launch these mascaras, but an opaque liquid liner to match each of them. I’m in love with all of the colours and if they are coming out at $30 each I might be in trouble…

I hope you enjoyed this post! What are you going to be adding to your cart? What products are giving you indigestion?!

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makeup · Youtube

My Dad Does my Makeup

There are things in life you never think will happen to you and then they do, and you end up in a spot with your dad drawing an eyeball on your eyelid, then you wonder how did I get here?

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Fitness · Rant

It’s Time to Cut the Crap|Fitness Motivation

This has been a long time coming, and although technically off topic for this blog, it can still fall under beauty because well… I don’t feel beautiful. I feel, laborious breathing and a skyrocketed heart rate when I run up the stairs to the train to get home everyday, to the point I can’t talk and I worry I will go into cardiac arrest on the train.

Typically I don’t promote lifestyle changes to happen on a Monday, it gives a hard start, 626a130a9e8fef8fbf4ca711ae306314--workout-quotes-fitness-quotesand that’s not what it’s supposed to be about, and fun facts, the failure rate of starting on a Monday is about 80%. BUT, this is what is in my brain this morning so here we are.

My intention with this post is to not only provide some motivation to anyone who is suffering through their own yo-yo weight, and to give my own head a shake.

For those of you who know me as more than someone who can hide behind a keyboard with no makeup and cheese dust all over me, know that I am pretty great at losing weight. When I want to. When something snaps in me, I can do it, fast and properly. My issue is maintenance, my weakness is moderation in all aspects of life. I will never be thin, but hell yes can I be strong, and THAT is my first subject I want to discuss.

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Palettes I Didn’t Buy and Why!

Over a few weeks of discussion Kaily B and I have finally pulled ourselves together to do our first collab in a few years.

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Kaily for doing this with me, and is has impacted me in such a positive way, I am truly grateful to have her in my life and her channel is perfection!

Check out our videos on 5 palettes we didn’t buy and regret it & 5 palettes we didn’t buy and are glad we passed!

Don’t forget, sharing is caring!

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The Best High End Highlighters

Good morning all! Wishing you all a fantastic Thursday (and TGIT if you are a Shonda fan)! Did you have a lovely Valentines day? I celebrated by being exhausted and running around like a crazy person all day and night preparing for being a way for the rest of the week. I know sob story. Tough life! At least I am lucky enough to have the life I have. My husband had a great V-day with and was given a large gift bag full of candy. He is a happy boy and that should tide him over while away.

My intention with this post is to bring some (high)light to your day and review my the top 5 highlights that I reach for.

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makeup · Urban Decay

Bright Valentines Makeup | Ft Electric Palette

Happy Valentines day friends! For those of you being chased by a naked child with a weapon please stay safe, and know that just because cupid looks like a kid doesn’t mean he is. He is legitimately a tiny adult wearing a diaper. Be weary.

I thought I would try my hand at a non conventional makeup look for Valentines. I am aware that not everyone likes/celebrates the Vday. I am on the no celebration side of Valentines, even though its technically my husband and I’s anniversary as well.

This is what I came up with!

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I never smile in my pictures, not entirely sure why but here we are! Facetune_10-02-2018-12-38-20.JPG

Products are listed below with some instruction 🙂

IMG_2290.JPGFeatured Palette: Urban Decay Electric Palette (No longer available, so shop your stash!)

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Take the shade Savage on a large fluffy brush and blend into the crease higher than you normally would, we are going for big and blown out! If you think its not enough thats okay, we can go back in after and add to it. Always remember, it’s easier to add than to take away.

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On a small flat shader brush take the shade Jilted and place it in the inner and outer corner of your eye, leaving the center of your lid blank. Again this is just our base shades, so if they are messy thats okay, we are going to blend blend blend eventually anyway!

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Using the shade Slowburn, pack that on the lid where you left the blank space. If you want this shade to stand out more, use a white base beneath it. (Concealer works too). This is meant to pop out and give more definition to the look. I didn’t use a white base, because well, lazy.

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Use the shade Urban and deepen the outer V and the inner corner, also smudge this same shade along your lower lashline. I personally like my lower lash line to be a bite more ‘aggressive’ but how much you add is obviously entirely up to your creative genius.

Step 5: 

This is where you go back into each shade, and either deepen or blend to your hears content. Do you want the purple to really stand out? The pink, or the coral? Go back into the shades and add more to blend together, and Voila!

Thank you so much for spending some time with me on Valentines day, and I can’t wait to see some of the looks you have created! Please tag me on Instagram to check out your ideas, or if you recreated this look 🙂

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