Maybelline Total Temptation Review

Maybelline Total Temptation Review

Maybelline’s Total Temptation Collection had me as soon as I saw the blush packaging. The soft pink is so beautiful. As a result, I ended up with the mascara, eye and highlight palette and brow pencil… oops.

My favourite product by far from this line is the mascara. It has a very interesting formula. It is a really light moussey texture (I don’t think that’s a word, but let’s just go with it), which is what makes the mascara so great. The formula is light, so it is extremely buildable and it does not clump. I put 4-5 coats on and no clumps!! I love that I can layer coats, so I can quickly change my look from day to night by adding more mascara for a bolder lash look. The light weight texture also allows the lashes to hold a curl because it doesn’t weigh them down.

The brush is a really full bristle brush. The brush is really great in my opinion. It separates all my lashes while making them appear full and long. The only downfall is I do find the full brush is bigger then what I am used to (I normally use Benefit Roller Lash), so I tend to get mascara on my lid. I don’t think this is a downfall to the product, but more of an issue with my application technique.

The eye shadow and highlight palette is okay, but I don’t know that it is one of my favourites. I find the powders to all be really powdery – when I dip my brush in the shadow it breaks into a loose powder. Some of the colours are really pigmented and the shimmery shades look really intense when applied with a wet brush. I would say this one is a pass for me. I think there are better alternatives at the drugstore right now. If you are looking to try an eye shadow palette from Maybelline the new Burgundy Bar palette is AMAZING. Let me know if you want a review!

The Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil is a great drugstore alternative to Benefit’s Goof Proof brow pencil. They both have a similar teardrop shaped pencil. It has a nice creamy texture which allows it to easily apply to the skin without having to apply too much pressure. It also has four shades – really great for the drugstore.

The only thing I don’t love about this pencil is the brush on the end. It is a circular brush, which really isn’t practical. I find it doesn’t really blend well and I just don’t use it. For me, this isn’t a deal breaker. I just use a different brush to blend it out.

Overall, I am really impressed with the new launches from Maybelline lately. If I had to recommend one product from the Total Temptation Collection to try it is 100% the mascara. It is one of my new favourite mascaras and I am a hard person to please when it comes to mascara.

Have you tried anything new from Maybelline? Let me know in a comment below!



Mask Monday: Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay

This “Mask Monday” series is helping me rediscover some of my favourite masks. Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay is one of my recent rediscoveries. I got this as a point perk at Sephora and I think I might invest in the full size once I finish it.

Origins Retexturizing Mask is formulated with Mediterranean rose clay, Canadian willow herb and exfoliating jojoba beads. It helps to clarify pores and gently exfoliate the skin. I also find it helps control the oil production on my skin.

This mask is one of my favourites because it makes such a difference with the size of my pores. I find it helps make them look smaller and less congested. It also leaves my skin feeling a lot more smooth, it reduces texture and leaves a radiant glow. It is a great weekly treatment to leave my skin looking and feeling smooth and healthy.

Do you have a favourite clay mask?


Dewy Skin Essentials

Best Highlighters for Dewy Makeup

I have been loving the look of dewy skin. It looks so fresh, radiant and healthy – I am obsessed. While falling in love with this trend, I have found a few products that really help me to achieve this look. Going into spring and summer I think these are products that are going to become staples in my routine.

Best Illuminating PrimersSkin Illuminators and Primers

My first step to getting a radiant, dewy complexion is to start with a good base. To get the perfect base I start with either a radiant primer, or mix an illuminator into my primer. These prep the skin and provide the perfect lit from within glow.

My favourite illuminating primer is the Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer. This primer has hyaluronic acid and shea butter which provide lots of hydration for the skin. It provides a warm glow to the skin with it’s soft golden/bronze tone. I love wearing this product under makeup and over makeup. After I complete my makeup, I gently pat this product on the high points of my face for an even more enhanced glow.

My favourite skin illuminator to add into my primer or moisturizer is the Nude By Nature Sheer Light Illuminator. (I could not find a link to an online retailer that ships to North America, but my Canadian readers can purchase it at any Shoppers Drug Mart location.) I cannot get over how amazing this product feels on the skin. As soon as it touches the skin it instantly provides a cooling, and soothing, sensation that feels so amazing in the morning. It has oat extract that acts as an anti-inflammatory, hydrating and soothing ingredient – I am assuming this is what provides the amazing sensation on the skin. Plus, it has jojoba oil which is a hypoallergenic antioxidant that helps restore the skin’s elasticity – a product that looks and feels great on my skin AND will keep my skin looking young? AMAZING! It provides a warm glow that makes the skin look and feel so healthy. I find the best way to apply this product is with your finger tips. It really melts it into the skin and leaves a beautiful finish.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light WandFoundation

I don’t have many foundations that provide a dewy or radiant finish. My personal preference when it comes to foundations usually sits somewhere in between a dewy and matte finish – satin matte. I also have to set everything with a powder, so even if it is a more radiant finish foundation it disappears once I apply a power over top. To really amp up the glow in my foundations I have been adding a liquid highlighter to my foundation. I find that I can lock everything into place with a powder and still have that glow shine through with this magic blend. I do this by dotting my foundation around my face, then dotting the liquid highlight around and blend everything into the skin with a sponge. I don’t just reserve the liquid highlight for the traditional spaces on my face (high points – cheek bones, nose, cupids bow…) I dot it everywhere. It makes my skin look so fresh and healthy when I do this.

My current favourite is the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand. It is a squeeze tube with a sponge tip applicator on the end. The tip makes it easy to quickly dot it around my face. Plus, this product has a pretty intense glow, which softens to just the right amount of glow once blended with the foundation.

Powder Highlighters

Maybelline Master Strobe vs Charlotte Tilbury HighlighterOn the high points of my face I apply a powder highlight. This provides a more intense glow to the parts of my face that catch the light. The powder highlighters I am really liking are the Maybelline Master Strobe in the shade “motlen gold” and Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Kit in the shade “light to medium”. Both of these are really pigmented, blendable and look amazing.

Setting Spray

I always finish of my dewy skin look with a good setting spray. It helps to keep my makeup in place, or refresh it during the day, and to give a nice glowing finish to the skin. My favourite dewy setting spray is the Pixi Glow Mist. It is infused with 13 oils that help to hydrate, protect and nourish the skin. It is perfect for all skin types and can be applied before or after makeup. The one thing I really love about this product is that it doesn’t contain alcohol.  A lot of setting sprays I have tried have a really high alcohol content which dries out the skin.

What are some of your favourite products to give your skin a glow? Let me know in a comment below!




Mask Monday: Neostrata Hydrating & Plumping Sheet Mask

Neostrata Hydrating & Plumping Mask Review

Neostrata’s Hydrating & Plumping Sheet Mask is something I have mentioned in a few posts, like my Best of Beauty 2017 post, but I have never actually reviewed. Today I am going to share why I am so obsessed with this product.

First, let’s talk about the price. This sheet mask runs for $8.50 at drugstores in Canada. In terms of price point it is on the lower end, but it doesn’t compromise quality. It also does go on sale regularly, so keep an eye out if your looking to get it for a deal.

This mask has pure hyaluronic acid and a mix of natural botanicals. It provides instant relief to dry and dehydrated skin. It enhances the skins natural moisture barrier and protects the skin from external aggressors.

This mask is perfect for anytime your skin needs a boost of hydration. I also love using it when my skin needs a little pick me up. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, soft and plump. It refreshes the skin and leaves it feeling comfortable. This mask also feels cooling on the skin, so its nice and soothing. I think it will feel amazing in the summer.

Do you have a favourite hydrating face mask? Let me know in a comment!


Winter Evening Skin Care Routine

Winter Skin Care Routine

Seasonally, I tend to change up my skin care. This winter I have really noticed a lot of dryness in my skin. My skin usually falls on the normal to oily spectrum, but that has changed this winter. I am experiencing more normal to dry skin with a lot of tightness on my forehead. As a result, I have switched up my entire skin care routine and added in lots of new products to boost my skin’s hydration. Here is the regular routine I follow daily or weekly depending on the step.

Step 1: Makeup Removal

Removing your makeup is one of the most important steps in your skin care routine. Everything you put on your skin is absorbed through your pores. Without properly removing your makeup it is going to continue to congest your pores and cause long term damage such as premature signs of aging. I don’t know about you, but I am willing to do just about anything to prevent aging. So, let’s start with something easy like removing your makeup.

When removing my makeup, I do so in two steps. First, I use a micellar water followed by a milk cleanser. I wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis as well as sun protection, so I want to make sure I break down and remove all of those products. The micellar water does a good job at breaking down my mascara and heavy makeup, but doesn’t get rid of everything. This is why I follow up with a milk cleanser. It eliminates having to really rub my skin and picks up anything left behind by my micellar water. I also find a milk cleanser feels really soothing and is a nice little cooling massage for my skin.

I prefer a micellar water and milk cleanser because they don’t strip the skin of the natural oil. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and comfortable – especially this time of year when I am more on the dry side.

Currently, I am using: Bioderma’s Sensibio H2o Micellar Water and Avene’s 3-in-1 Makeup Remover. Both are great for sensitive skin and come in large value size formats, which I appreciate.

Best Cleanser with Clarisonic MiaStep 2: Cleansing Skin

Once my makeup is removed, it is time to cleanse my skin. I always remove my makeup and clean my skin in two separate steps. You won’t see the same benefits doing it all as one step. Your cleansing products can’t work through the makeup and reach your skin to deep clean your pores.

During the evening, I always do this step with my Clarisonic Mia 1. I have had my Clarisonic for probably five years now and it is something I cannot live without. I have the basic one speed version. Since I have started using my Clarisonic, I have noticed an improvement in my skin’s texture and clarity. During this time of year it also helps to buff off any dry skin patches too. I switch back and forth between the Radiance Brush Head and the Sensitive Skin Brush Head. I find both and very gentle and not too abrasive on my skin.

When choosing a cleanser, I always opt for a super gentle gel cleanser that doesn’t foam. I find that foaming gel cleansers can be too stripping. I usually opt for Jouviance’s Cleansing Gel. It is paraben, alcohol, fragrance and soap free. It has a rich texture and leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed.

Gentle Exfoliators for Sensitive SkinStep 3: Exfoliating

I used to think using my Clarisonic daily was enough exfoliation for my skin, but I was very wrong. Adding both a physical and chemical exfoliator into my routine has made such a big difference. I have noticed the number and size of the blackheads on my skin has decreased and my pores look much tighter and less congested.

Every night I use Pixi’s Glow Tonic exfoliating toner. It has 5% glycolic acid, which works as a chemical exfoliator. When I first started using this it made my skin break out, but once I was over the break outs I noticed the biggest change in my pores. My skin looks brighter, healthier and refreshed. This product is magic.

A couple times a week I use Vasanti’s Brighten Up! Enzymatic Exfoliator. It has super gentle micro-crystals and papaya enzyme that work together to exfoliate the skin. I feel like this product is so underrated. It is so gentle, yet effective. I think everyone needs to use this exfoliator.

Step 4: Mask

A few times a week I treat my skin to a mask. I love face masks. They are a great way to give your skin a little extra of what it needs. The mask I use changes depending on how my skin is feeling that day. Some of my current favourite masks are Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue Mask, Neostrata’s Hydrating and Plumping Sheet Mask and Origin’s Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay.

Facial Oils for WinterStep 5: Facial Oil

Adding a facial oil into my routine was new this winter. During an extreme cold spell my skin was extremely dehydrated and uncomfortable. I was willing to put anything on my face to make it feel better. While watching some instagram stories, I stumbled upon a blogger’s nighttime routine where she applied a facial oil. Since then, I have integrated Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil into my routine. I have also been testing out the new Lise Watier Sublimessence Nuit. Stay tuned for a full review.

Oils are amazing because they help to maintain and strengthen the moisture barrier on our skin. Oils also penetrate deeper into the skin because of their small molecular structure – aka instead of sitting on the surface of your skin the oil is absorbed deeper providing better long term benefits.

Best Serums and Treatments for 20sStep 6: Serums/Treatments

The serums and treatments I use regularly change based on the needs of my skin. I think it is such an important part of my routine because my skin changes depending on the weather, the time of the month, my diet etc. By regularly changing which products I am using I can give my skin exactly what it needs. Serums I am currently loving are the Clarins Double Serum, Vichy Idealia (my go to serum) and Korres Rose Brightening Face and Eye Serum. My favourite treatment is Vichy’s Mineral 89. If you haven’t tried this you NEED to. It helps stregthen, protect and hydrate your skin – amazing!!

It is important to incorporate a serum into your routine because they are your targeted treatment. They are highly concentrated in active ingredients (usually why they come with a higher price tag) and can target very specific concerns. Like facial oils, they also have a smaller molecular make up meaning they work their magic below the surface of the skin.

Moisturizers for Dry SkinStep 7: Moisturize

We are at the end of what may seem like my never ending routine. The last step of my routine is to apply a moisturizer. This is another product I switch up based on what my skin is feeling. I use a moisturizer on my face and a separate eye cream. Some of my favourite face night creams are Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep, Korres Rose Sleeping Facial and La Roche Posay Hydraphase. For the eyes I have been loving the Vichy Aqualia Eye Balm and Neostrata Fruit Stem Cell Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream.

I usually try to use a moisturizer that is made to be used in the evening. When we sleep our skin goes through a restorative process to repair and heal itself. Products that are made to be used at night work with our skin during its repairing and restoring state. I also opt for something a little bit richer just because I prefer a heavier texture at night and something lighter in the day.

If you are still reading THANK YOU for sticking with me. I do want to say I am aware that my skin care routine is pretty extensive. Your skincare routine should reflect what fits best in your lifestyle and should be designed to meet your skin’s concerns. If I had to say what I think is most important definitely make sure you have a good cleanser, exfoliater and moisturizer in your routine. These should be staples for everyone.

I hope you all enjoyed my post! I would love to hear about your routine in a comment below.


Mask Monday: Pixi Peel & Polish

Pixi Peel & Polish Review

Happy Monday!

For those of you that don’t know I am a total face mask junkie. My love of face masks has inspired a new series on my blog – Mask Monday. In this series, I plan to review a face mask I have in my skincare stash. This will hopefully help me to deliver content on a regular basis and help me use up some of my many face masks.

Pixi Peel & Polish is a mask and physical exfoliater all on one. It uses lactic acid, fruit enzymes and sugar to polish away dead skin cells. To use this product you apply it to clean dry skin. Let is sit for two minutes while the lactic acid and fruit enzymes work to lift that dull skin. Then, you can use your finger tips to massage the product in circular motions. You can feel the sugar gently exfoliating your skin. I add  a little bit of water to the skin before massaging the product around to make it a little bit less abrasive. After, you can rinse and pat your skin dry.

I am not a sensitive skin person, so I don’t feel much when using this product. Others have mentioned that they feel a slight tingling sensation. If you are someone with more sensitive skin I would recommend doing a patch test before applying it to your whole face.

This product is amazing! I have never used something before that has made my skin feel so soft. My skin feels like brand new! Even after the first use I saw that my skin immediately felt soft, smooth and radiant. All of the products I applied afterwards absorbed really quickly into my skin and my makeup looked flawless on my skin. I use this once a week as a quick little pick me up for my skin. It is a deeper exfoliation that helps to keep my skin looking and feeling healthy.

Do you have any Pixi products you love? Let me know in a comment below!

Happy Masking,


Mini Sephora Haul

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Sephora is like some kind of weird vortex that just sucks you in. Last week, for example, I went in for one product and left with six – please tell me I am not the only one this happens to. So, to make myself feel better about my Sephora shopping spree, I thought I would turn it into a blog post and share with you what I purchased!

Sephora Favourites: Give Me Some Nude Lip

Sephora Favourites Give Me Some Nude Lip

This is the product I went in for! It is a limited edition Sephora Favourites Set. It runs for $33 and comes with two full-size products and four deluxe-size sample products. It is such an amazing value!! Both of the full-size products run for more than $20 each making the kit so worth the price. Plus, I rarely work my way through an entire full-size lipstick, so I find the deluxe-size samples great. And they are a nice size to have with you on the go.

The kit contains:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (deluxe-size sample)
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (deluxe-size sample)
Estée Edit The Barest Contour Lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (full-size)
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (deluxe-size sample)
Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (deluxe-size sample)
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (full-size)

I have been feeling a little under the weather thanks to the head cold I am currently battling. While on the hunt for the Nude Lip Set I walked past the colourful display of Sephora Brand Face Masks and was instantly drawn in. When I am sick I always feel like my skin really shows it. Whenever my skin is in need of a boost I opt for a mask – it is the perfect pick me up.

Sephora Collection Rose Face Mask

Sephora Collection Rose Face Mask

I picked up the Sephora Collection Rose Face Mask. I received this product as a gift from a coworker over Christmas and it is beautiful! It is a moisturizing and brightening face mask enriched with natural rose extract. The rose extract plumps the skin, provides intense hydrating and provides and immediate radiance boost. After using this product my skin does feel really radiant and hydrated! Plus, I really like the actual sheet that the mask is made out of. Sometimes, I find sheet masks can be really big and therefore they don’t fit my face very well. I find the Sephora Collection to be a much nicer size and making them more comfortable during use.

Sephora Collection Rose Eye Mask, Sephora Collection Pearl Face Mask, Sephora Collection Pearl Eye Mask

While looking at the different masks I also decided to pick up the Sephora Collection Pearl Face Mask, Rose Eye Mask and Pearl Eye Mask. The Pearl Mask is designed to help brighten and even out the skin tone through relaxing the skin. I like the idea of anything brightening, so I decided to pick this one up.

I also decided to give the eye masks a try. I have never tried an eye mask before, but I love the concept. They are small patches that hug the eye contour area. They are formulated to treat the under eye area – the thinnest and most delicate skin on your body. Sometimes, I find my eye area needs a little boost, so I am betting these little guys will be the perfect remedy.

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay

At the checkout I decided to redeem my Sephora Points for a deluxe-sample of the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay. I am excited to try this mask because I LOVE Origins masks. This mask is designed to smooth, refine pores and boost the skin;s overall quality. I am always on the hunt for products to hide my pores – and who can say no to a pink face mask?

That is all for today’s Sephora trip! Have you picked up anything new lately? I’d love to hear about it in a comment!

Happy Shopping,



Winter Skin Essentials

Winter Skin Essentials

This winter has really put my skin to work. As a result, I have put a lot of products to the test and found some of the best products to help get my skin through the winter. Are you having some winter skin struggles? Check out my must haves!

Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleep Facial This product is a super light souffle texture that melts into the skin. It is packed with moisture thanks to hyaluronic acid as well as having brightening benefits from vitamin c and Wild Rose oil. I love that this product doesn’t feel super heavy on the skin, but still provides a lot of moisture. I layer a thick application on my skin after I finish my regular cleansing routine and wake up with bright and hydrated skin.

Egyptian Magic

Egyptian Magic is a 100% natural product that is cruelty free. It is an all purpose skin cream that can be used for pretty much anything from a skin moisturizer to a treatment for burns and scars. I personally love this product for hydrating really dry skin on my body – like my knees, ankles and elbows. I find the texture a bit heavy, so it is perfect for those really dry skin areas.

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Lips

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Lip Cream has changed my life (I’m not even being dramatic). It is a barrier repair cream that helps to rebuild the epidermis (outer layer of skin on your lips). The core ingredients help to soothe and repair dry, chapped and cracked lips. I put a thick layer of the repairing cream on at night and the next morning my lips feel completely healed and restored. I don’t know how I survived using regular chapstick.

Lancome Juicy Shaker

Lancome Juicy Shaker has been my go to daytime lip product. With my lips being so dry this has been an ideal alternative to a lipstick or a gloss because it is a lip oil, which is very nourishing and hydrating. Plus, it is a super low maintenance lip product that leaves behind a subtle stain on the lips. I will definitely be purchasing more colours!

Avene Cold Cream Hand Cream

Avene Cold Cream Hand Cream I take this hand cream everywhere with me! It is the perfect size for my purse. It hydrates for up to 24 hours and can withhold 5 hand washes. This keeps my hands hydrated and protected from the winter cold.

Do you have any winter skin essentials? Let me know in a comment!




Monthly Must Haves: November 2016

Vasanti Eye Shadow Duo, La Roche Posay Mascara, Rodan + Fields Toner, Color Switch

Monthly Must Haves are one of my favourite posts to write. Nearing the end of every month my roommate and I think about all the new products I’ve tried, or the things I have been using a lot lately, and pick out my favourites. She is usually better at remembering which products I have been using the most then I am. The other thing I love about monthly favourites is that it gives me a little bit of time to reflect on the actual month itself. The month of November was a crazy busy month for me. Despite the busy time, I still managed to give lots of new products a try! Let’s get into some of my favourites!

Vasanti Eye Shadow Duo Taj Mahal

Vasanti Taj Mahal Silky Eye Shadow Duo ($22) – This duo has a metallic champagne rose colour paired with a luminous cream shade and they are absolutely stunning. I love wearing the champagne rose colour all over my lid and applying the cream shade to my inner corner and brow bone as a highlight. I usually add some depth to the crease by using my bronzer. The shadows are incredibly pigmented and super smooth. They have beautiful colour pay off as well. I also love how small and compact the duos are. It is the perfect size for someone who travels, or is on the go a lot.

Vasanti Eye Shadow Duo Swatch Taj Mahal

La Roche Posay Respectissime Volume Mascara

La Roche Posay Respectissime Volume Mascara ($20) – I rarely test out new mascaras. I have my tried and true go-to products that I stick to for mascara. This month, I was having some issues with my eyes feeling irritated and I was trying to determine if it was related to my eye makeup. While testing out this theory, I swapped out my regular mascara for this one from La Roche Posay. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. This mascara is designed to provide zero discomfort from application to when you remove it at the end of the day. It is paraben free and made for those with sensitive eyes, as well as safe for contact lens wearers. The product itself is enriched with ceramides, which will help strenghthen the lashes. I love when cosmetic products provide extra benefits, like stregthening my lashes. This product is really good at creating a lot of volume. The large brush catches each individual lash and helps to separate and provide fullness to the lashes.

Rodan + Fields Redefine Pore Minimizing Toner

Rodan + Fields Redefine Pore Minimizing Toner ($55) – This month, I did a thirty day challenge using Rodan + Fields products from their Redefine product line thanks to one of their consultants Devon – check out her page here. During the challenge I fell in love with the toner that is part of their Redefine line. My number one skin concern is pores. I am constantly up close in a magnifying mirror examining the appearance of my pores, or trying new products to improve or conceal my pore size. When I received my Rodan + Fields package, I was so excited to discover the toner that is specifically designed to minimize the appearance of pores. This toner is alcohol free. That alone is a huge win in my books. I often times, avoid toners because I don’t like the heavy smell of alcohol that is present. I have to say, this one smells fantastic! This product uses hydroxy acids to exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores. This can enhance the benefits of the product you use afterwards because the exfoliating and pore clearing actions will allow the products you apply after to better penetrate the skin. I did notice while using this product that my moisturizers absorbed more quickly into the skin and the exfoliation from this product left my skin looking brighter.

Clean Sweep Makeup Brush Pad

Clean Sweep Makeup Brush Pad ($8) – This product is a life changer, I am not even being the slightest bit over dramatic. This is a dry brush cleaning tool you can use as a quick cleanse between colours. I use this specifically for my eye shadow brushes. You just swirl the brush on the textured pad and it removes all colour from the brush. It allows you to use the same brush for different colours without having to worry about ruining a shadow because there was still pigment on your brush from the previous shadow. I found mine for around $8 at Winners. Here is a link to a comparable product at Sephora, but I would recommend looking at other retailers for cheaper alternatives.

Those are a few of my favourites from the month of November. Did you have any new favourites this month? Please share them with me in a comment below!

Happy December,

Kaitlyn xo

Monthly Must Haves: October 2016

Lise Watier Rustique Chic Palette, La Roche Posay Respectissme, Essie Gel Couture Jouviance Glyco Laser Soft Peel

October has been a really exciting month for me. I moved back to one of my favourite cities, started a new job and have been able to catch up with some old friends. Through all this excitement, I have been able to test out some new products and I have found some new must haves to share with you!

Lise Watier Rustique Chic Palette

Lise Watier Chic & Rustique Palette ($44) – I have been eyeing this palette since early August and I am so happy to finally have it in my collection. This is the perfect warm neutral palette for fall. The burnt orange shade that is third in from the left is STUNNING. These shadows are super blendable and pigmented. I have been wearing this palette non-stop since I got it. It is limited addiction for fall, so if you can still get your hands on it I recommend picking it up.  My favourite look is to do the gold shade all over the lid, the burnt orange shade in the crease, and then I deepen the outer V with the green shade. I am so obsessed with this look.

Essie Gel Couture Polish Swatch Striped with Style

Essie Gel Couture Polish Spiked with Style ($14.99) – This has been my go-to colour this month. It is that perfect deep red/burgundy shade that screams fall to me. I just recently did a full review on the Essie Gel Couture Collection here, check it out for more details on how the polish wears and my thoughts!

La Roche Posay Respectissime Makeup Remover Review

La Roche Posay Respectissime Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($19.50) – Removing my eye makeup is probably one of my least favourite activities. I have very sensitive eyes and often times eye makeup removers can irritate my eyes, or don’t entirely dissolve and break down my makeup. This makeup remover from La Roche Posay is a complete game changer for me. It is fragrance and paraben free, and is designed to remove makeup without any intense rubbing. This minimizes the risk of irritating skin around the eye area. I can say from personal experience all of these claims are true and I am obsessed with this product.

Jouviance Glyco Laser Soft Peel Mask

Jouviance Glyco Laser Soft Peel Mask ($40) – All the changes this month really took a toll on my skin. My pores were really looking and feeling congested and my skin has been lacking radiance. This mask was the perfect fix for me as it exfoliates, boosts radiance and resurfaces the skin. It helps to treat break outs, minimize pore size and provide visibly smoother skin. For a full review of the Glyco Laser products see one of my previous reviews here.

Have you tried any new products this month? Tell me about them in a comment below!

Kaitlyn xo