Wednesday 31 July 2013

July Favorites (Beauty and Non Beauty)

Hey Loves. I feel like all I have time to get up these days are monthly favorites posts this Summer since my kids being on break takes up most of my time. Well its time to share with you the products I used the most this month. 

Rimmer Wake Me Foundation / Rimmel Primer / Lancome Waterproof Concealer / NYX Blush - Natural
I have been mixing Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation  (only one that matches me right now) in with my Rimmel Primer to create a lighter coverage. 
Soap & Glory - Off the Wall Flower Palette / theBalm Nude'tude Palette / Maybelline Big Eyes
Double Mascara
Maybelline Vivids Lipstick - 860 Pink Pop
Real Techniques Brushes. Have used these daily since buying them months back.
My Hair Color this Summer. (if you are new here I am a Dark brunette naturally)

Now here are a few not beauty things Ive really liked this Summer so far.

Paolo Nutini , Wild Belle, Big Brother, Teen Wolf, True Blood, 
X Factor Australia, Photo Shoots and Photo Editing, Working out outside, Swimming and spending time with my kids and my man:)

Sara xo

Friday 19 July 2013

LANCOME Effacernes Waterproof Concealer

Hello Loves, back again with yet another review (and many more to come..I went shopping). Tonight I am sharing my thoughts on the Lancome Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer. 

I was looking for a concealer that would hold up at the pool and sweaty summer weather for my under eyes and acne scaring. I picked this product up after researching waterproof concealers and seeing such great reviews. I believe this concealer was around $32 cnd but I threw out my receipt.

This concealer is awesome. Its a liquid concealer with a creamy consistency. It blends out beautifully and covers my skin pigmentation problems very well without being too thick or noticeable. I have been wearing this every day over the past few weeks and it lasts all day with out creasing. In the pool it does fade and needs to be we applied but that is after hours of swimming. 

Before - sorry for the bad picture. My camera was having some trouble focusing.
After - with 1 thin layer of concealer
Dont mind my really needed to be waxed eyebrows:)
Sara xo

Tuesday 9 July 2013

SONIA KASHUK Undetectable Cream Bronzer (Review & Tutorial)

Hey there Lovelies. If you caught my June Faves post you saw this product and today I want to give an actual review and how to use and not just a quick mention. 

I had seen this Cream Bronzer mentioned a few times so while I was at Target one day I stopped at the display to pick one up for myself. They were supposed to have 2 shades but the darker one is all they has left so I bought it and have been using it daily since.

Price: $10
Shades: (2) Warm Tan & Rich Bronze
Finish: Matte 

The darker shade (Rich Bronze) can be a bit scary at first if you are around my skin tone but used lightly and blended well it gives the skin a gorgeous sun kissed look. 

How I use this product-
I touch my Real Techniques stippling brush in the product and stipple it on to my cheek then in a circle motion I blend it out over my cheek and repeat on the other side. With the product that is left on the brush I blend the color over every where the sun hits my face naturally like temples, forehead and down my nose. 

Sara xo

Wednesday 3 July 2013


Hello Loves. Its time to share my monthly make-up/beauty faves with you once again. I wear minimal make-up in the Summer months so there isn't too much to show but there are some wonderful products:)

* Perk Me Up / Brightening Primer - Ive been loving this under my foundation especially under my eyes. 
* MAC Face & Body Foundation (C2) - Long time fave. Great light weight foundation for the warmer months.
* Benefit Erase Paste - I keep going back to this peach toned concealer. Its fantastic.

* Dior Healthy Glow Blush (001 Petal) - Beautiful bright pink blush. Very subtle but can be built up.
* Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer (42 Rich Bronze) - My first cream bronzing product and I cant get enough of it. Blends out perfectly using my Real Techniques stippling brush. 

* Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub - Great for smoothing my lips and tastes so yummy.
* Rimmel Apocalips (Luna) - Gorgeous coral shade. Shows more orange with my lighting..oops.

* MAC Veluxe Brow Pencil (Deep Brunette) - I have highlighted my hair recently but this shade still works as its really not that dark.
* Up & Up Benzoyl Peroxide 5% - My skin went a bit crazy the past month and this has really helped clear it up.

So those are my Loves for the month. If you would like to see a review on any of the products please let me know in the comments below:)

Sara xo