Thursday, 29 May 2014

Skin Care Haul

Hello everyone!  Sorry that this isn't centered, Blogger won't let me for some reason!

I am back with yet another haul (my debit card hates me).  This time, I've bought some skin-care type items, and I thought I'd share them so that you can see what I like to use and what I am going to experiment with. If you would want me to do a skin care routine post, let me know in the comments.  I've never done one before, but I would if anyone is interested!

Anyways, without further ado let's hop right in!

Let's do the more exciting items first, shall we?


The purchase I am probably most excited about is the Elizabeth Arden 24 Hour Moisture Eye Cream.  First, I want to say how AMAZING the packaging is, I'm completely in love.  The white box with silver accents and a splash of colour with the red door drew me in immediately, but the robin's egg blue container made me fall in love.  I need a new eye cream ASAP as mine is running out, but I wanted something that would actually do something for my eyes.  Elizabeth Arden is a very famous brand, well-known for their quality, so I'm hoping this helps.  I need hydration around my eyes so badly, I have awful dark circles and I'm starting to even get fine lines!


My other exciting purchase was the Andalou Naturals Probiotic + C Renewal Cream.  I have seen this in my  hometown (I bought this at a Winner's though), and chose a different moisturizer instead because of price.  My mom uses a fruit mask by the same brand, and she loves it.  I have tried it and agree that it is amazing.  When I found this for only $11 at a Winner's, I decided I HAD to buy it and give it a try.  My moisturizer is running out, but it is also too heavy for warmer months, so I'm going to try this and see.  It smells like oranges, so I already like it!


Another product from the same brand I purchased is the All-In-One Beauty Balm.  This is a sheer tint with SPF 30, perfect for summer.  This is something I've wanted to purchase for ages, and when I saw it on sale for $15.99 I scooped it up!  This also smells like oranges, I'm guessing everything in the line does.


Now, one thing I bought from Shopper's Drugmart that is a total staple in my life are the Balea 3-in-1 cleansing wipes.  I love face wipes, mostly because I'm extremely lazy but know I should clean my face.  I've used a lot of different types, and I have to say that these are my favourite.  They do an amazing job, don't leave my skin dry or sticky, and don't have an offensive smell.  If I haven't used makeup or not very much of it, I use one of these and some moisturizer before bed and am good to go!  These can be a little on the expensive side, but I got these on sale.  The pack of 15 was $2.99, and sometimes you can get a box of them for around  $9.


Probably my most boring purchase were the Equate quilted cotton rounds, which I got on sale at Walmart for $2.  Again, these are a staple in my life.  I use cotton rounds to remove eye makeup, fix makeup mistakes, take of nail polish, and about a million other things!  These Equate rounds are the best ones I've ever used, including more expensive ones.  They don't disintegrate and don't leave white fluff on your nails/face.  Side note: does anyone else feel like cotton rounds are usually incredibly expensive?

Oh, I nearly forgot something!


Courtesy of Google Images
I also picked up this Dove Go Fresh cool moisture body wash in the cucumber and green tea scent.  This is the same scent as to deodorant I use, and I quite like the smell of those.  I have finally used up my lasy Bath & Body Works shower gel, and wanted something different.  I've noticed my skin is a little bit dyr, so I though I would try this one, since it promises to moisturize and nourish my skin.  We shall see! This was $4 on sale, it's usually around $5 I think.

So there it is, a little skin care haul for you!  Again, I'm sorry the text wouldn't center itself, hopefully it does in posts to come!

I have first impression posts of the Andalou products coming, subscribe to my blog, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter (links in the sidebar) so that you don't miss them!

xoxo Laura
(why is this centering now?!?!)

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Peacock Eyes

I'm back with another fun tutorial!

I'm warning you now, this isn't as wearable as my other tutorials.  That being said, this would look fantastic with an LBD and heels if you're going out with your girls to a club or something fun like that.

***I actually did this tutorial and wore the look to work.  I got so many compliments from customers!***

Regardless, I hope you enjoy!

Prepped and ready to go!
Alright, so to start I am prepping my lids with the Rimmel Undercover shadow primer. On top of that, I am adding a white pearlescent cream shadow, to make the colours show up brighter.


The first colour I'm taking all over the lid is a matte violet colour.  This is nice and vibrant, and creates a beautiful base.  Pack this onto the lid to build up the brightness, and then blend it out.  I found the Real Techniques base shadow brush worked best for this.


Next, take a an ultramarine blue shade across the outer 1/2 of the lid and blend it out and through the crease slightly.  If you need to touch up the violet, do so.  You want the colours to be blended seamlessly, but they need to show up on their own as well. I used a tapered blending brush for this step.


The final colour is a bright kelly green, and this goes on the very outer v of the lid, blended out towards the temple slightly.  I again used a tapered blending rush for this.  Take this colour slightly above the socket as well, just above the blue.


The next step is to do your liner, and I'm using the L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black to create a wing on the top lashes and the Annabelle Smoothliner, also in black, along the waterline and to tightline.  Then using a pencil brush, take a little bit of the green from earlier along the lower lashline, and a small amount of pink on the very inner corners of the eyes.


Finally, add your favourite mascara to the top and bottom lashes, or add falsies if you prefer!  I used the L'Oreal Voluminous Original mascara for this.

I skipped doing the face aspect for this look because my skin is really bad right now.  However, my suggestion for this would be to use a simple foundation, don't contour or bronze, and add a little bit of highliter if anything (skip the blush).  For the lip, a light gloss or nude would look great! (Think muted, your lips but better shades).  The eyes are definitely the focus here!

I hope you enjoyed this, let me know in the comments if you'd wear this anywhere!
xoxo Laura

Friday, 23 May 2014

Haul: Fun Colours and Essentials

Why hello there!

I did a naughty bit of shopping the other day for some fun Spring makeup and picked up a few essentials on the way.  I thought I'd give you guys a little peek into what I bought.  Enjoy!

(Also: There's a skincare haul coming in a few days, stay tuned for that!)


One of the first things I picked up was this HUGE makeup palette from Shopper's Drugmart.  I was actually in there to buy milk for my mom, but I have wanted a palette of bright, fun colours for awhile.  However, I'm not one to wear said colours so I didn't want to drop a lot of money on them.  The palette was in a discount bin and said it was $10.99.  However, when I got to the counter, it was actually $3! I even asked if it was a mistake, but it wasn't! This was a steal, and I've already used some of the shadows.  There are 16 cream shades and 60 powders, all in beautiful colours.  The only colour this is really missing is a yellow.  There are also 6 blushers, 4 pressed powders, and 17 lip glosses, but other than the blushers I doubt I'll get much use out of the rest.  Regardless, it was still worth the money just for the shadows alone!


I then picked up two of Revlon's new eyeshadows, the ones that click together (shadowlinks?).  I bought a gold from Shopper's when I bought the palette and it worked out to $3.99 before taxes.  The silver shade I got from Walmart and it was $3.34 after taxes, so I'd recommend buying them there if you can.  I want to do a full review of these shadows, and plan on buying a few more to do so. (I did a tutorial this week with these colours.  See it HERE.)


I picked up one other thing from Walmart when I bought the eyeshadow, and it was the Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in the shade Coral. I love the Baby Lips and thought I'd give this a go.  I do like it, maybe not as much as the mint one I usually use, but it's nice.  It's great for sore lips.  One thing thought, you can definitely tell by the scent that it's medicated.  It's kind of minty (?).  If you don't like this, I recommend you stick to the normal Baby Lips.  These are about $3.50- $4 at Walmart if you want to pick one up, same price as the electro line and the normal line.

Focus... why?
A few days later I was back, surprise surprise, and bought the Covergirl professional loose powder. I am in need of a new powder, one with a bit fuller coverage as I don't like to wear foundation as much in warmer months so I'm hoping this fits the bill.  It was around $6 so for the price I think it will be worth it even if it isn't as much coverage as I want.


I also bought the new Exaggerate Undercover shadow primer from Rimmel.  I've had my eyes on this for awhile, and couldn't resist.  I don't know why, but when I swatch shadows look great and bold, but die on my eyelids.  Hopefully this does what it promises and amps up the colours.  This was also around the $6 mark.


Now, from Winners I made a cheeky little brush purchase to fill in some gaps in my collection.  I don't own a lot of brushes actually, I have a list of ones I still need.  Anyway, I got a fluffy blending brush that looks very similar to the MAC 224.  Luckily, it was much cheaper than the 224, coming in at $7.  It's from a brand called IMAN, which I haven't heard of before.  This brush is really nice and soft, not very dense, and great for blending.

I also got a smudging/pencil brush.  I love the colour of this, it matches my Real Techniques brushes.  It's not as soft as the other brush, but it's very dense and will be great for putting shadows under the eye.  This was only $5 and from a brand called Creme.  I love buying my brushes at Winners, they're almost always great quality and for excellent prices.  I always look for the Real Techniques brushes when I'm there and usually find some too!

My final purchase was from Rexal, and I will admit now I went completely overboard and this was essentially an impulse buy.
With and without flash
I've been loving my Rimmel Kohl Kajal liner, it's  absolutely amazing.  So I decided I would try a few more from the collection.  I bought one in Light Blue and the other in Silver.  What I love about these is that they're creamy and pigmented but also waterproof so they stay put all day.  The one I have, Nude, stays on my waterline all day without budging.  I think these would look amazing traced just over the edge of black winged liner for a pop of colour this spring, or even under the waterline, again as a little pop of colour.

The third liner is a black waterproof liner from Annabelle.  I love these, I have one in the colour Brownie, which I've raved about before.  I needed a black that wouldn't smudge when I put it on my tight line and waterline, so this was my choice.  Partially because they were sold out of the black Kohl Kajal, not gonna lie.  But Annabelle and Rimmel are my favourite brands for eyeliner, so I couldn't go wrong!

AAAAAAAND that's it! Some of these were little essentials and some were things to revamp my makeup collection for a new season.  I hope you enjoyed! Leave a comment with your favourite or new Spring items!
xoxo Laura

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Metallic Eyes

Hope you enjoy!


To start, I am priming my lid with the e.l.f. sheer eyelid primer.  I am following that up with the lightest matte cream shadow in the Revlon Not Just Nudes Creme Shadow Quad.


Next I'm taking the Revlon Colourstay Shadowlink in Metallic Gold and using a flat shading brush to pack this onto the lid.  I'm then using a Real Techniques Base Shadow brush to blend it out.  Make sure the shadow is all the way into the inner corners of the eyes.


I'm then taking the Rimmel Kohl Kajal in Silver underneath my lower waterline.  To blend this out, I'm taking the Revlon Colourstay Shadowlink in Metallic Silver and a Real Techniques Accent Brush to blend out and smudge the liner.


For liner, I'm tight lining the upper lashes using the Annabelle Smoothliner in Black, which I am also putting on the waterline.  Then I'm lining my lids with the Rimmel ScandalEyes Precision Micro Liner in black.  I'm doing a winged liner for this, I feel like it adds a little bit of drama and makes it a little more classy, as metallic eyeshadows can sometimes look trashy.  I then touched up the silver to extend to the tip of the wing.


The final step is to curl your lashes and follow up with two coats of your favourite mascara!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I think this would look really nice for prom, especially for those wearing black dresses, or black with silver/gold metallic accents.

Let me know if you try this look, I would love to see it!

Until next time,
xoxo Laura

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Liebster Award

Hello there everyone!

I was nominated for a Leibster Award by Jana, which was super sweet of her, so here are the questions she asked! 


1. Can you describe yourself in three words?
If I had to, I think I'd say introverted, caring, and worrywart.  I'm pretty quiet, and like to spend time either alone or with someone but not necessarily interacting, just having that silent companionship.  I love my friend dearly, and I am the 'mother' in many situations.  I just want the best for everyone I love.  Along with that, I worry about my friends a lot, again, always wanting them to be safe, healthy, and happy.

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully I'm somewhere in the UK, digging up archaeological sites or working in a museum.  I want to get out of Canada and do my Master's degree in either Ireland or Britain.

3. Why did you start blogging?
A few reasons.  The first was because I was, quite frankly, bored on my summer holiday.  I love to write, and I was inspired by Zoe Sugg and Tanya Burr to start a beauty blog.  So really full credit to them, or else I probably wouldn't have done this!

4. What are your favourite blogs?
Sadly, I don't read many blogs (so leave your URLs down in the comments!)  I obviously read Zoe's and Tanya's, but also Louise SprinkleOfGlitter and Niomi Smart.  The only 'real life' person whose blog I read consistently and don't have to read a thousand posts to catch up is Chelsey, who is my friend's sister and SUCH a lovely person.

5. Where do you like to shop for clothes and shoes?
I shop wherever fancies me that day, but one place I love to shop is Winner's.  There are so many brands and some really quality pieces.  What I like best is I can go there and find anything, from clothes to shoes to bags, even Real Techniques makeup brushes (my absolute favourites)!

6. What is inside your makeup bag? 
Currently, I have got the L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable foundation, the Maybelline Dream Matter powder, the Hard Candy Perfecting Primer, and the Hard Candy baked blush in Honeymoon for my face.

For eyes I have the Rimmel ScandalEyes Micro Precision Liner in black, the Annabelle smoothliner in black, the Rimmel Kohl Kajal in Nude, MAC All That Glitters, the e.l.f. eye primer, and the Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara. 

As for brushes, I've got the expert face brush, buffing brush, and base shadow brush from Real Techniques, and a blending brush from Iman (I bought this at Winner's, I had never heard of the brand but I like this brush so far!)

7. What are your favourite accessories? 
I'm a sucker for a nice bag and a pair of cute shoes.  I don't wear a lot of jewellery, just my Nana's wedding band and a diamante necklace my aunt gave me years and years ago.

I think my favourite accessory to wear is just a smile! *cheesy*

 8. Do you like bright or nude colours on nails? 
I don't really wear nail polish that much.  I guess when I do, I go for pastels.

9. What is your favourite food?
Samosas, tea, smoothies, and Greek yoghurt.

10. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
Britain/UK.  I have roots on my mom's side of the family there, and something about their culture and history really draws me in, probably because I'm a history major!

11. What is your favourite song right now? 
Bribry has a new EP out called 'Us' that is utter perfection, but in reality I just adore all of his music.  I've also been jamming out to 'The Promise' by Emma Blackery.

That was fun! Thanks for the nomination Jana!

I am going to nominate:

Chelsey 
Emma
Natasha
Rebecca

Don't forget to link me your posts so I can read them!

The Rules of the Game:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
2. Display the award on your blog.
3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate up to 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who are new bloggers and have less than 200 followers.
5. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
6. List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
7. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated them for the Liebster Award and provide a link to your post so that they can learn about this tag.

Here are my questions:
1) What is your favourite pallette and why?
2) If you could only save 1 item from your wardrobe in an emergency, which piece would it be?
3) What hair product is an essential for you?
4) Who are your fashion/beauty 'icons'?
5) Which store is your favourite to shop at for makeup and/or clothing?
6) Flats or heels?
7) What is your guilty pleasure?
8) First 3 things that come to your mind when I say "Summer"?
9) What or who was your motivation to start blogging?
10) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
11) Who is your favourite music artist/band?


Alright, hope you enjoyed this!

Until next time,
xoxo Laura

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Aqua Eyes and Fresh Skin

Woohoo, tutorial time again!  Must be Tuesday!

Recently I've been playing around a little bit more with colour, something I could definitely stand to do a little bit more! I wear a lot of black, white, and grey clothing and to keep it from being too boring I like to spice up the eye makeup.  Here's a pretty aqua look that I am loving, and an outfit idea to go with.

Enjoy!

**The first step is to prime your face.  I used my derma e moisturizer, you use whatever your favourite is.**  I'm also using a bit of the Hard Candy Perfecting primer.  I'm not a huge fan of this, but I do like to use a primer to even out my skin and make it look a bit more flawless, especially if I'm going for a bold eye.


I'm going to move straight on to eyes now, because the shadows I'm going to use tend to have quite a bit of fall down.  I'm actually using a piece of painter's tape to create a sharp edge for my eye makeup and make it easier to clean up later.


First, I'm taking the GOSH Eyeshadow Base and essentially colouring this onto the lid and blending it out a bit.  This is just to help the eyeshadow stay put and it adds a little bit more shimmer to the shadows.  Then I'm going to take a Real Techniques Base Shadow brush and put a light blue shimmer shade across the lid, blending it out afterwords.


Then I'm using the same brush to put a bright aqua shimmery colour in the outer half of the lid, blending it out and through the socket.  After this, just peel off the tape and you'll have a sharp line, which also helps make it easier to do your liner.


I'm using the Rimmel Scandal Eyes waterproof liquid liner in black to make a flick and then lining across the rest of the lashline, getting it as close as possible.  Then I'm using the Rimmel Kajal Kohl liner in nude on the bottom waterline.  Once you've got this done, you can move back to the skin.

"Can I just get one good photo please? Take 1067!"
First step is to take the Real Techniques Expert Face brush and buff in the L'Oreal True Match Super-blendable foundation until it is flawless.


Then I'm using the Maybelline Fit Me concealer under my eyes to cover up my dark circles, using my ring finger to blend it onto my cheeks and down my nose so it fits seamlessly into my foundation. I've also put this on a blemish on my forehead and around my nose where it gets red.


For blush, I'm using the Hard Candy baked blush in Honeymoon and the real Techniques Buffing brush to take this from the top of my cheekbone down to the mid-point of my cheeks, in line with my pupils.  In the picture you can see the subtle pink-y shimmer it gives, which is exactly what I am going for.  I chose not to contour in order to give more attention to the eyes (what you see in the picture is the shadow in the hollow of my cheek), but if you really want to contour feel free!  All I did after this was set my face makeup with the Revlon Nearly Naked powder and a fluffy powder brush.


The last step is mascara, and for this I first curled my lashes and then applied two coats of Lancome Hypnose Drama to the top and a coat of Covergirl's All-In-One mascara to the bottom (both in black).

For a final touch, apply a sheer gloss.  I have one by Bath & Body Works.  It sort of depends on what kind of look you prefer, so pick whichever shades you like and experiment to your taste!


And there you have it, the finished look! I am quite happy with how this turned out.  Below are three outfits I think this would look perfect with.


Hope you enjoyed, leave a comment below with suggestions for more tutorials, I love doing them!

I also want to hear how you think I could make them better, so please feel free to give suggestions for that as well!
xoxo Laura

Thursday, 8 May 2014

O.O.T.D. and F.O.T.D.: Comfy and Casual

Hey everyone!

Just a quick little post today, this week is crazy busy but I wanted to give you a second post still!

I wore this outfit the other day to go out and I thought it looked super cute, and was really comfy while still being somewhat put together.  The makeup was nothing crazy either, but still looked fresh and cute.

I hope you like it!
Sorry, these went blurry when I edited them and I didn't notice!
Outfit:
Pants: Joe Fresh
Tank: Denver Hayes
Cardigan: Joe Fresh
Shoes: American Eagle at Payless

Face:
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation
Hard Candy Baked Blush in Honeymoon
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Eyes:
L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner in Carbon Black
*You can't tell in the picture, but I winged out the liner slightly to open up my eyes*

Lips:
EOS Lipbalm (Pomegranate flavour)

Hope you're all having a great day <3
xoxo Laura

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Sexy, Everyday Eyes

Hello everybody and welcome to my new series: Tutorial Tuesday! It's pretty self-explanatory, but in case you're confused, I will be blogging a tutorial EVERY TUESDAY for 10 WEEKS in addition to my other posts! I'm excited, hope you are too!

This look is a really easy neutral look using MAC shadows, but there's something about it that is also super sexy.  I hope you enjoy!

Do my eyes look really green in this photo or is it just me?
*PS: I am not wearing foundation, and my eyebrows need to be done.  There, now no one needs to say anything about it in the comments <3*


Step 1: Alright, so to start I primed my lids with this e.l.f. eye primer.  I love this stuff, it really does help the shadows to stick to the lid and helps them last all day.

This isn't quite true to colour, it's a lot less gold than this.
Step 2: Next, I used a Real Techniques base shadow brush to put Amber Lights from MAC all over the lid and blend it out.  With this look, you don't want any harsh lines.  It's a little bit smokey, so you want everything to be well-blended.


Step 3: Then I took Mulch from MAC and blended that into the crease and through the socket to add a little bit of depth and give it that little bit of smokiness.


Step 4: Now it's time to line.  I used a really fine angled brush to take the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Charcoal across the lash line, as close as I could possibly get it.  I didn't want the liner to be super defined, I just wanted my lashes to look thicker and my eyes to look bigger.  I put this right down to the very inside of my eye, right above the tear duct, so that there was no obvious line where it ended.


Step 5: Finally, I curled my lashes and used my Lancome Hypnose mascara to make my top lashes full and long, and my Maybelline Big Eyes The Falsies lower lashes brush to make my lower lashes thicker and longer.

And voila! That's my everyday, somewhat sexy eye look.  I hope you liked it, let me know in the comments any looks you would like to see over the coming 9 weeks!
xoxo Laura

Friday, 2 May 2014

April Favourites

Hello everyone, it's that time again!

April wasn't a huge month of discovery or anything beauty-wise.  I was extremely busy, and since I spent most of the month studying I didn't really care much about my appearance.  So there are less beauty products in here, and more life favourites.  Hope you enjoy anyway!

Food


I've been loving my morning smoothies lately.  I love that they taste so great, fill me up, and are so healthy! Added bonus: they're super easy to make, and you can mix it up daily with what you put in them!

Courtesy of Google Images
I'm also going to sing the praises of kale here for a minute.  I love this as an addition to my smoothies, and it's incredibly healthy for you.  When I add it to a smoothie, I can't taste it in the slightest which is good  because kale can be a bit bitter.  The worst it does is leave it looking a little green.  I always have so much energy after I drink a smoothie and it always leaves me full, and I think it's in part because of this leafy green.  If you want to see how I make my morning smoothies, click HERE for a recipe I posted.

Face & Body

I want to give a huge shoutout to my biggest face and body favourite this month, the Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm.  This stuff is fantastic, I did a review HERE if you want to click and check it out, I won't blather on too much for those of you who have already read it.  I just think this is fabulous, gets off all my makeup, and completely delivers on it's promises.  Way to go Clinique!

Also from Google, mine was looking a little grim.
As a bit of a weird/random favourite, I want to talk about the Colgate Optic White toothpaste.  I don't have really yellow teeth by any means, but they could do with a bit of whitening.  My problem is, my teeth are way too sensitive for bleach treatments.  I like this because it has a very small amount of hydrogen peroxide in it, small enough to not make my teeth hurt but enough to whiten them noticeably within a few days.  This tastes horrible and I'm not 100% sure if it's as effective as my normal toothpaste, so what I do is brush with this and then with a regular toothpaste.  For those of you who can't bleach like me, I recommend making this a routine if you want to whiten your teeth without pain.

Google Images
Now here is something I don't think I have ever blogged about before.  This is my favourite perfume, Pink by Lili Bermuda.  I got this on holiday a few summers ago when my mom, Nana, and aunt went to the island for a girl's trip.  It's the only perfume I can stand to wear for long periods of time, I definitely have fragrance sensitivities.  Since Nana passed, I've been wearing this a lot more because it has very happy memories attached to it.  It's a perfect spring scent too, which means I've been turning to this every other day or so to spritz before I go out.  This is mail-order only outside of Bermuda, so I'm sad to say that when this is done I won't be getting any more :(  But until then I will be using it and enjoying it!

Beauty


First, I want to talk about my favourite makeup brush this month.  It's the Real Techniques stippling brush and it is AMAZING.  I use this for everything, from foundation, to blush, and even for blending out my contouring.  I have zero complaints about this, it does an amazing job with whatever task you use it for.  I highly suggest buying one if you haven't already!


Next up is the L'Oreal True Match Super -blendable foundation.  I wear shade n2.  This is great, I bought it because Chelsey raves about it and because I needed a shade of foundation that actually matched my winter skin, I couldn't pretend with the other shades any more! I figured I would try something completely new and decided on this.  This is SPF17 which I like because heading into Spring I'm going to be spending a lot of time reading and playing my guitar on my deck so SPF is always appreciated.  This goes on so smoothly, blends incredibly, and gives a flawless finish.  I can't say enough nice things about this, I loves it!


My final beauty favourite is the Rimmel Kohl Kajal liner in Nude.  I have been using this with every single eye makeup look I've done this month and I love how effective it is at opening up my eyes and making me look more alert. A+ for this!

Life

If any of you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen my post-exams treat to myself.


This is my new lavender ukulele.  It was $30 at the Long and McQuade by my school and I am obsessed.  I love it.  I am able to play so many songs on this I can't play on guitar, and I love sitting out on my deck jamming away and singing to my heart's content.

That's all for April! For those of you looking for the results of my Bought It, Forgot It, I will be continuing the same products through May and doing a full review at the end of that month.  I just didn't have time in April to test them enough to do them justice!

Until next time,
xoxo Laura