Beach Necessities

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These are the products that I bring to the beach in an effort to stay SPF protected and avoid looking like a hot mess. I have never been a low maintenance kind of gal and the same pretty much rings true for when I’m at the beach. I try to bring products just in case I might need them. It is better to be over than under prepared, kids!

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Liquid Lipstick For Beginners

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I love a good liquid lipstick, but I know that they are a product that requires a bit of work and practice to master. Liquid lipsticks can be quite finicky to use and they are often not something that I would recommend for those just starting out with lip products. However, the matte finishes of most liquid lipsticks are to die for and should be enjoyed by all makeup enthusiasts. These are my picks of liquid lipsticks for beginners that are a little easier to work with and require less effort to achieve the desirable matte liquid lipstick finish.

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Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Eye Shadow

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For the summer, I often reach for cream eyeshadows because of their ease and long wearing capabilities. I wear them as SSS (Single Sweep Shadows) and blend them with a fluffy brush such as the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush. I finish the look off with eyeliner and waterproof mascara and call it a day. A new addition to Josie Maran’s cosmetic line (and a welcomed addition to my makeup collection) are the Coconut Watercolour Eye Shadows and they make the Single Sweep Shadow look a breeze to achieve.

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Brow Loves

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I have pretty light eyebrows so brow products are a MUST-HAVE in my makeup collection. Nothing hurts more than looking at my old photos from high school where I sported super thin and over plucked brows. It is no joke when they say that a good set of brows help frame the face and that is especially true when wearing a full face of makeup. However, even light makeup can benefit from the power of a bold brow. I have experimented with my fair share of brow products and in this post I will be sharing my favourites.

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My June Favourites

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First and foremost, happy (belated) birthday to the wonderful country of Canada I so luckily get to call home!

A monthly favourites post actually on time? Hallelujah! On another note, I cannot believe that it is already July. I refuse to believe that summer will be over in just two months. With a condensed course out of the way, I may actually be able to enjoy the rest of the summer. A sentiment that is highly doubtful though because my other two courses are insane upper-levels and sucking the life right out of me. Nonetheless, I am thankful for school and I know I will miss it once it is over. Now let’s get on with this favourites post!

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On My Face #2

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Here is my second FOTD post, the first from way back in October. I am trying to do these sorts of posts more often as I learn to sort out the macro function on my camera. It is incredibly difficult to take detailed pictures of my makeup but I think I have been slowly figuring it out. Hooray for gradually developing camera skills!

A standard look of mine, including some old favourites, some new gems and the Kylie Jenner inspired nude lip look that I cannot stop wearing.

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