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My name's Nicole - a Toronto-based makeup addict. Welcome to my corner of the web where I share my love & experiences with all kinds of beauty, makeup & skincare products. Head on over to my About Page to learn more about me.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

My Skincare Routine

Hi guys!

These are the products that I've been using for almost a year (most). They keep my face pimple-free - except for the monthly zit I get right when mother nature gifts me. 99.9% of the products I use are from the brand Atomy. It's a Korean based brand that carries high end goods for low prices. They are also all organic.

Makeup Remover:
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution - safe to use on eyes. soothes and clears up irritated skin. do not need to rinse off.

Atomy Deep Cleanser - removes any excess makeup that other remover didn't get. expels waste from deep pores. cleanses and nourishes skin. vitalizes and smooths skin.

Wash: 
Atomy Foam Cleanser - helps maintain clean and healthy skin. contains ingredients that moisturizes and makes skin vivid & glossy.

Exfoliate: 
Atomy Peeling Gel - rubs off dead skin cells and leaves skin silky smooth.

Masks: 
Atomy Peel Off Mask - enlivens skin flow. tightens pores and lifts face.

*excuse the dirty tube*
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How To Cherish Memories

When you have hundreds (or maybe thousands) of pictures saved onto your computer, it's sometimes hard to find what you're looking for. If you're a "picture hoarder" like me , then you'd agree that you find it difficult to differentiate them from useless and worthy of keeping.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

ColourPop Liquid Lipstick Collection

ColourPop is a cosmetic brand based in Los Angeles, California. They provide great quality make up at an affordable price. Another notable fact: they are a cruelty free brand and most of their products are vegan.

I've purchased their Lippie Stix, Super Shock Shadows, and blush before. But the one thing I find myself always going back for is their Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. Here is my growing collection of their liquid lipsticks:


L-R: 

Solow: neutral nude pink
Midi: a soft neutral beige
Trap: dusty greyed out beige
Beeper: warm mid-tone taupe
Kapow: muted grey taupe
Chilly Chili: muted plummy brown
Tulle: dusty mauve burgundy
LAX: blackened red
Jellies: rich cobalt blue
Dr. M: deep blackened green

A lot of these are in the same colour range (mauve-brown). Although, I'd say that my favourite shades would have to be Trap, Beeper, and Chilly Chilli.

Naturally, it being a matte liquid lipstick, it does dry your lips out. Be sure to moisturize your lips well so that when it does get to that point, the dryness is at it's minimum. Aside from that, all of ColourPop's liquid lipsticks are only $6USD and shipping is a reasonable price. It's worth a try and I recommend them if you want quality makeup but are on a budget.

Click here to view ColourPop's variety of products.

Do you own any ColourPop Liquid Lipsticks?

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Top Picks | Current Makeup Favourites

Here's a crap load of products that I've been using and abusing for the past few months. I've been showing these goodies so much love that I guess you can consider them my favourites.

Primer:
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer | $21-$83
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer - Pore Minimizing | $19-$50
Concealer:
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | $10
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind - Neutralizer | $12
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer | $21
Foundation: 
  • EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation | $26
  • Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation | $59
Powder: 
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder | $46
  • Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder | $10

Contour:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit | $52
  • Kat Von D Shade+Light Contour Palette | $55
Blush:
  • Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso | $8
  • Nars Blush - Dolce Vita | $37
Highlighter:
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector - Opal | $46
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette | $67 

Eyebrows:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade | $23
  • NYX Micro Brow Pencil | $12
  • Benefit Gimme Brow | $30
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil - Base 1 | $23
Eyeshadow:
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette | $34 
  • Makeup Geek Individual Shadows - Vintage, Creme Brûlée | $6/each
Eye Liners: 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil | $24
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner | $23

Mascara:
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara | $25
  • L'oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara | $13
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara | $13
Setting Spray:
  • MAC Fix+ | $22
  • Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray | $15-$36

Lipsticks:
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Lolita | $24
  • MAC Lipstick - Stone | $20
  • Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon - Glace | $30 
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks | $6/each
Lip Liners:
  • MAC Lip Pencil - Stripdown, Spice, Whirl | $20


What are your current makeup favourites?

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Hello Twenty-Sixteen

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hello Twenty-Sixteen

Welcoming in year 2016.

A new year, a fresh start.

It's a new year to make new memories, set and achieve new (or old) goals, and.. Well, just enjoy living. To ring in the year twenty sixteen, I wanted to start this. A way of sharing my life with family, friends, and strangers (who may possibly in the future come to be friends.)

So, here it is. A curation of little aspects in my existence. Journey with me through my take on life. A place where I can disclose my days and thoughts about anything and everything.

Anticipate to find:
Big or small occurrences in my life - struggles, tears, laughs, smiles. The life of a young (though I am turning 21 this year) mom. Memories that are so special that they deserve to be resurfaced. Rants - that may or may not be deleted in the near future. Humble hauls and opinions of things that I buy off the internet (very ?bad? habit of mine) .. And probably a lot more that I can't think of off the top of my head.


For anyone who cares to ride along with me, thanks for reading.

Enjoy.

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"A journey of a thousand miles
must begin with a single step."

- Lao Tau
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