Bourjois

Top 5 – May


The time has come again my friends…where does it go? It’s the end of another month and hopefully the beginning of a month full of good weather, shorter dresses and more exposed toesies. But for now, we’ll just focus on the five items that got me through the past month full of new challenges, long days, and crap-tastic weather to finish it all off.

Long days and gym sessions see a need to get a good clean face on the go. It’s impossible to carry a face routine with you, and I find many wipes are harsh and extremely drying on my skin. But the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths are perfect for wiping away the sweat and makeup and leaving a fresh, well moisturizer face. Cetaphil is amazing and super gentle, so of course their wipes are just as good.

The last four are makeup products that I’ve recently added to the stash. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder has been added to my daily routine to finish off a fresh face, followed by perfect brows thanks to my new Anastasia Brow Wizz (yeah…I caved). A quick dab across the lids with the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Tough as Taupe has been giving some really nice everyday colour. Don’t know why I didn’t get my hands on that one sooner. And to finish it all off is the perfect, everyday, me shade of lipstick! Can you marry a lipstick? It’s the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina. 

What have you been loving lately??  

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If I Could Only Choose One

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Everyone has their favourites, right? You hear about mine at the end of each month…yet they always seem to be changing. One month I love this, the next month I love that. But what if you couldn’t flip-flop between favourites? What if you could only choose one? Hmmm…..

Okay so there is no way I expect anyone to pick one singular item….what I mean is: what if I could only choose one lipstick, one mascara, one foundation? What would you pick if you could only pick one?

I’ve come up with my list (some items not pictured). It wasn’t easy and may be slightly shocking. But if I could only choose one I would choose:

Primer: Lancome La Base

Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte

Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi

Blush: Nars Orgasm/Laguna Palette

Eyeshadow: ELF Warm Palette

Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Mascara: L’Oreal Miss Manga

Lipstick: BITE’s Sephora Loves BITE Event personal creation

Brushes: Real Techniques

Face Wash: Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser

Toner: Clinique Clarifying Toner 2

Serum: The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Serum

Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Hair Product: Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifying Cream

Purfume: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

So there you have it. Why, may you ask, do I have drug store brands rather than high end on my favourites? I’m not going to lie, I am a firm believer in the fact that drug store brands actually have a lot more to offer. From my many years of trials and tribulation, I truly believe that these would be my top picks. So, for now, if I could only choose one these would be it.

Do you think you could choose just one? If so, what would it be?

OOTD #2 and WOMF – Christmas in January

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As I’ve mentioned before I work for a large Canadian food service company. Seeing as December is the busiest time of year for us, we celebrate Christmas and the New Year in January. This past Saturday was our ‘Far East’ themed staff celebration at a large convention centre in Hamilton. It was one of the most extravagant events that I’ve ever been to. It was amazing!!! The decorations, the food, the drinks, the outfits, etc. I had so much fun!! But of course the best part of a night like this is getting ready!! I haven’t had the chance to dress up in such a long time! It was wonderful!!!

Starting with the outfit:

– TFNC London Dress from Topshop

– Beige Froguil Shoes from Aldo

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And the face:

– No 7 Beautifully Matte Makeup Base

– Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum applied with RealTechniques Buffer Brush

– Maybelline Age Rewind (for under the eyes)

– Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder

– Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer/Blush applied with RealTechniques Blush Brush

– Elf Eyeshadow Primer

– Urban Decay Naked 2 – Bootycall (all over the lid and up to eyebrow), Snakebite (on the lid) and Busted (in the outer corner and above the crease)

– Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (on water line of upper lashes)

– Maybelline Black Kohl Eyeliner (halfway across waterline of bottom lashes)

– Revlon Brow Fantasy Brunette

– L’Oreal Volumous Million Lashes Excess

– Sephora Always Red Lipstain

And I straightened my hair with my CHI Hair Straightener and I used some TreSemme Thermal Creations Heat Styling Spray. So there you have it!! I’ll admit I think I looked pretty good!! I love dressing up and taking pictures!!!