IDKWID: Makeup Favs of the Month| Blogmas day 15 + 16

Hey everyone!

( I know, I know, I’ve been lacking in the posting every day but I’m really excited about this kay so bear with me?) 

IDKWID?! It’s a new series (that I’m so excited for): “I don’t know what I’m doing”. 

I’m so far from a makeup guru and I really have no clue what I’m doing so I figured I’d make it into a series for you guys 🙂 I’m not just going to do makeup stuff either! It’s going be cooking and fashion as well! I’m so so excited to start this series ahh! 

 

Anyways, let’s get to it! Just because I have no clue what I’m doing doesn’t mean I don’t love makeup just as much as the next person…

*note: I haven’t bought any makeup since I went vegan so some of the products may not be vegan/cruelty-free.

All cruelty-free products will have:                                    .                              and vegan products:
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So, here are my makeup favourites of December:

Physician’s Formula: Murumuru Butter Bronzer

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I am so in love with this bronzer! I find that I can also use it for contouring as it isn’t super yellow/orange and more on the.. ashy? side. It is pretty expensive, but I’ve had it for almost a year and haven’t hit pan yet so that’s good!

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Benefit: Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in RSVP

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I just keep reaching for this eyeshadow… I’m using it as a base or on it’s own it’s so good. It is just as creamy and creaseless as it claims to be! I just realized that you can’t see the colour from this picture but it’s like a champagney kind of colour?

*I’m so sorry this product isn’t actually available through Benefit anymore though – I have amazon linked though!

e.l.f: waterproof lengthening and volumizing mascara

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WOW this $3 mascara is incredible. I love it for everyday use because it lengthens my lashes like crazy and I love how black it is. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for volume I don’t think this is the mascara for you though

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N.Y.X: liquid suede cream lipstick in soft-spoken

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I bought this colour as an everyday, wearable shade and it totally is! Make sure you wait for it to fully dry though or else it will smudge a bit when you eat. Other than that it’s fantastic!

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e.l.f: eyebrow kit in medium

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So I literally use this every day. I only really use the wax side though, not the powder side; it’s only $3 so it’s still worth it. It’s the perfect colour and perfect consistency for redefining my brows

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Essence: long lasting nude lipstick in 02 porcelain doll

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This is a perfect, pinkie nude lipstick that is great for everyday use! It’s shiny and partially sheer so really great for wearing all the time since it doesn’t dry out my lips at all. Also, all of Essence’s products are so cheap – win win win

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If you like this slash have any suggestions for products slash anything else leave me a comment or a like guys 🙂

Happy Blogmas babes,

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Get to know me! | Blogmas Day 5

Hey everyone!

I hope your Mondays weren’t too manic!  It’s late again so I think for this post I’m going to tell you eight things about myself. I want to get to know you guys, so I’ll start off by telling you a little bit more about me 🙂

  1. I’m a first year uni student in Nova Scotia, Canada. I’m taking business and so far I’m absolutely in love with it. I’ve never felt as invested and interested in my studies as I do right now.
  2. I was born in The Netherlands, but I’m not Dutch (bet you didn’t see that one coming did you?). My parents were both there on work visas so I, unfortunately, wasn’t able to get my Dutch citizenship.
  3. I love to travel. Like seriously, I have a severe case of the travel bug. I’ve been moving ever since I was born and I moved again to go to university. (P.S I can’t wait to blog when I get to London, England over the Christmas break!!).
  4. Music means a lot to me. I love to listen to music and play it! I have a confession though: I’m garbage at guitar. Give me a flute, piano, banjo, ukulele, or harmonica and I’m your girl but the second a guitar is in my hands it sounds like people are dying a very painful death.
  5. I apply makeup when I’m stressed; weird right? I don’t wear that much makeup out on a daily basis, yet somehow whenever I’m stressed I end up with a full face of makeup, winged eyeliner and all!
  6. Okay this one might seem kind of lame, but here we go: I’m a member of Girl Guides (wait… what?! Isn’t that only for 10 year olds??). This is actually my 13th year and I love it. I’m helping out in a Guide unit close to my university and I couldn’t be happier with it.
  7. Camping is my jam! There is no place I’d rather be than in the woods, roasting veggie dogs over the fire (except when my allergies act up ugh)
  8. I’m all about body modifications! Yay tattoos and piercings!! I have a septum piercing and I’m so in love with it. I also can’t wait to get tattoos later on in life!

So there you have it, eight things you didn’t know about me! Feel free to talk to me anytime, I’d love to get to know you guys better 🙂

 

Happy Blogmas babes,

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My Day + Free Makeup | Blogmas Day 3

Hey everyone!

Welcome to Blogmas day 3! Today it’s late so I’m just going to give you guys a quick update on what went on today.

I had my quantitative methods (aka math) exam this morning at 9am. Yeah I know, it’s terrible, who has an exam at 9am?! I was honestly so stressed for this exam but it wasn’t that bad, I had an answer for every single question which is really really good. It was a three hour exam and I was finished after 2 hours and 20 minutes, which I’m super proud about. I tend to zone out a lot during exams but I made sure I was concentrating but also taking breaks when I need them 🙂

Then I fell asleep for 7 hours. I think I’m getting a cold, so I guess I needed the sleep.

To top that very exciting (NOT) day off I got some free makeup!! My friend’s cousin works at Shoppers Drug and gets a ton of free samples and gives whatever she doesn’t want to my friend – then my friend gives what she doesn’t want to us!!

Pür Cosmetics: Day Look Eye Shadow Palette

Obviously, this is a semi used palette so I don’t have the colour hope but that’s totally okay! I love all of the colours that I have in this and I’m super excited to try using them out. All of pür cosmetics items are cruelty-free and this palette is also vegan! Yay!

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Covergirl: Simply Ageless 3-1 Liquid Foundation

This foundation is going to be a little bit dark on my skin but I also mix my foundations because I haven’t been able to find one that fits my skin tone exactly. Unfortunately Covergirl is NOT cruelty free – however, since I did not purchase this product, I’d rather it be used than have it be more waste.

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Also, I’m so sorry for the garbage quality of these pictures – I’ll have my camera so soon (check out my countdown widget hehe) and I’ll be able to upload super quality pictures with my content!

I’ll give you guys an update when I start using these products (I also might be going to Shoppers for some makeup tomorrow because I have a gift card so it might be a haul post ahh)

 

Anyways, Happy Blogmas babes!

Natasha